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Detroit heavyweights NEVER ENDING GAME share new earworm “Tank On E”!

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Detroit hardcore band Never Ending Game has released a new single and video, “Tank on E,” ahead of their sophomore LP Outcry, set to release on May 12 via Triple B Records. Despite its heaviness, the track is surprisingly hooky, catchy, and melodic, showcasing the band’s rock and metal influences. Mikey Petroski’s vocals are on full display, offering a rough around the edges sound driven by compelling guitar riffs. The video, directed by ReelLife Creative House, finds the band performing in different locations around Detroit.

About “Tank on E”, Petroski states: “Inspired by an overheard story of a guy who just got out of the pen trying to get their life on track. They realized that things aren’t as different as they seem. The lyric “might need a lobotomy… just a little off the top” is a direct quote from the man himself. The guy’s trying not to fall back into his old ways, and is begging for a little more time to make good on his second chance.”

Outcry, produced, recorded, and mixed by Andy Nelson and mastered by Brad Boatright, follows the band’s 2019 debut LP Just Another Day. The album features two singles, “Never Die,” featuring Trapped Under Ice/Angel Du$t vocalist Justice Tripp and TUI guitarist Sam Trapkin, and “Memories,” a heavy-as-fuck, metallic hardcore rager with a catchy singalong moment.

NEVER ENDING GAME by ReelLife Creative House
NEVER ENDING GAME by ReelLife Creative House

According to vocalist Mikey Petroski, Detroit is everything to the band, with influences ranging from Motown’s song structures to Bob Seger’s emotional lyrics to the value of honest hard work. The band’s DNA includes decades of influence from Detroit’s music scene, including Negative Approach and Cold As Life. There’s a sense of pride that people from Detroit carry, and Never Ending Game aims to wave that flag as much as possible and pay it all forward.

Overall, “Tank on E” is a standout track from Never Ending Game’s upcoming LP, showcasing the band’s musical versatility and dedication to their roots in Detroit’s hardcore scene.

The record builds off the band’s life in Detroit – from lyrics to influences to imagery – while exuding a general feeling of hopelessness and optimism at the same time. Across the eleven songs on the album, the band take their sound to the next level, creating old school hardcore through a modern lens.

NEVER ENDING GAME by ReelLife Creative House
NEVER ENDING GAME by ReelLife Creative House

Having broken out in 2018 with the release of their EP, Welcome To The…, it was the 2019 full-length Just Another Day that really cemented the band into a force to be reckoned with. Stemming from there and 2021’s Halo & Wings EP, Outcry comes as Never Ending Game’s most ambitious record yet and one that will make a mark on hardcore for years to come.


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