Texas rippers DIE YOUNG have premiered another new track “Mortal/Eternal”, appearing on No Illusions, the long-running band’s first album for Good Fight Music, coming August 26th!
Founded in 2002 and reformed in 2013 after a hiatus, Die Young deals in thrashing, apocalyptic hardcore. Led by vegan straightedge frontman Daniel Albaugh, the band goes full-throttle with a sound mixing Slayer thrash, Cro-Mags snarl, and Earth Crisis militancy. On No Illusions, they stay true to form while also adding some surprises – a Nick Cave cover, for example, and the epic female vocals heard on “Mortal/Eternal.”
Albaugh describes the album as “a fun ride through various realms of human disappointment, irrationality, violence, nihilism and pessimism.” It was produced by Craig Douglas (Bitter End, Venomous Maximus) at Origin Sound.
Spawned upon “a mote of dust Suspended in a sunbeam” Housed in flesh that blooms and decays With an intellect we deem separate From the guts of exploded stars And billions of other precious accidents, Those forms of life we don’t understand We’re more like them than we can admit Mortal/Eternal, all at once An evolution of gas and dust Given the chance to contemplate The pain of a world made not for us Born from a mother whose lot is to suffer The sins of the father unreconciled He slays his brother, over and over Till the dying sun swallows the earth Nothing and something, all at once With inclinations to violence Given the chance to multiply The pain of a world made not for us Mortal/Eternal Tread like gods Mortal/Eternal Perish like parasites So you want to live forever? And so you shall… Your oxygen as ether Your carbon as dust
Stamping down on the face of humanity The boot arrives—as prophesied—to squash your rights with impunity First they bring you the Trojan horse, those fancy things you can’t refuse Too infatuated with yourself to realize you’ve been subdued Where is your rage? Do you put your trust in those who can take Take your rights away? Tanks invade city streets Rubber bullets, tear gas unleashed Upon unarmed crowds Witness the boot come stamping down A sobering dose of reality For those behind the veil of luxury You now will hear how the unheard speak And your sheltered eyes will be forced to see Don’t lose your rage Our lives are cheap to those who can take Take our rights away The boot arrives as prophesied To squash your rights with impunity
DIE YOUNG has toured the world with a vengeance – the US (including Alaska), Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America, South America, Europe, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, and beyond – and has shared stages with a long list of bands, from Cro-Mags, to Catharsis, to Modern Life Is War.
Sep 10 – Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
Sep 16 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
Sep 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St Collective
Sep 18 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone