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Chaotic hardcore band THOUGHTCRIMES release new blitzkrieg single “Panopticon”

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THOUGHTCRIMES, teasing what’s to come on the Long Island-based band’s debut full-length album, have released “Panopticon”, a three-plus-minute blitzkrieg that guitar player Russ Savarese has described as “the Thoughtcrimes anthem”.

A Tom Flynn directed video accompanies the single’s release, offering a visual interpretation of the track’s frenetic energy.

“Initially, we set out to release an additional EP until we built a studio and committed to writing a full-length album”, explains drummer Billy Rymer. “This was the first body of work completed during those sessions”.“Panopticon” is the second preview of the forthcoming Mike Watts-produced album, with the band sharing the track “The Drowning Man” in March. Full album details will be announced soon.


Singer Rick Pepa offers insight into the concept behind “Panopticon”: “Lyrically, it outlines the attempt to wake up from dreams of a highly medicated, futuristic, dystopian setting”.

In October, the band re-issued their “Tap Night” EP. Two bonus tracks were included on the now six-song EP, with videos for the two additional songs: the stunning, animated video for “Misery’s A Muse” and the live performance clip for “Wedlock Waltz”. The EP is available digitally and physically.

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