Decibel Magazine is currently streaming “Copsucker” from West Coast powerviolence faction, ACxDC, interviewed for IDIOTEQ in mid-March. The riotous hymn comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length Satan Is King, set to drop via the band’s new label home of Prosthetic Records next month.
Recorded and mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) at The Pit Recording Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Full Of Hell, Gatecreeper, High Command) at Audiosiege, Satan Is King is a visceral open sore of aggression, spewing forth a fifteen-part manifesto of rabid fury. Embracing grindcore, powerviolence, and beyond, ACxDC funnels multiple genres through their unique lens.
Fans of Gulch, Nasum, and Minor Threat will have plenty to immerse themselves in with “Satan Is King”.
Notes vocalist Sergio Amalfitano of the band’s latest single,
“Anyone that supports cops, politicians, judges, military, dictators, Nazis, fascists, and general authoritarians of that ilk are copsuckers. Bootlicking of any type other than BDSM is for posers. Firefighters are chill.”
Adds Decibel Magazine,
“Bursts of anti-authority fury are interrupted by ferocious drum fills. Blastbeats quickly take over, with the song seesawing between those sections and tom-led grooves. The grunt that ends the song might even win over some fans of death metal…”
Satan Is King will be released May 15th on CD, LP, limited gold edition LP, and digital formats via Prosthetic Records. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION where the title track can be streamed.
For a band whose full moniker is Antichrist Demoncore, it may come as no surprise that Satan plays a prominent rule across Satan Is King.
However, Satan here serves as a motif; a motif for rebellion, for self-discovery, and for rejecting authority rather than as a literal figure of praise. With a tongue-in-cheek title that serves as a response to Kanye West’s Jesus Is King album, Satan Is King is the antidote to excess, greed, and mindless indulgence.
Although the album is released during an election year and against the backdrop of a politically fraught environment, the members of ACxDC are not proponents for party politics. Their message – like their music – retains a distinctly DIY attitude. As always, the band is politically charged, distributing sonically raw dispatches at break-neck speed as a true seam of revolution runs through the album’s lyrics, imploring the need for immediate and drastic action to save the planet – and ourselves. Railing against corporations, pushing back against institutions that oppress, and challenging the concept of critical thought in the face of society that rewards greed and champions homogenous thinking all form threads in the fabric of Satan Is King.