Teased through a number of news entries and song premieres, the newest EP from Richmond straight edge hardcore band FRIEND OR FOE (members of BRACEWAR, FIRE & ICE and more) is finally here (stream below)! Packing five new tracks, the new record sees this energetic straight edge hardcore punk outfit at their best yet, the band’s undeniable NYHC influences coalescing influences from the likes of BREAKDOWN, SICK OF IT ALL, KILLING TIME, and AGNOSTIC FRONT with their own hard-hitting style. The ‘Foe’ EP is played with bone crushing power and genuine lyrics that really drives this short record, well exceeding their previous work.
“Foe” was recorded in the Winter and Spring months of 2016 at Studio F12 by Sam Deyerle and mastered by Mike Reaves, and features art by Steven Kulesza. Flatspot Records will issue the EP on vinyl and digital formats on August 26th; the EP is preceded by a two-song True promo cassette including a bonus track. Preorders for both can now be placed HERE.
FRIEND OR FOE continues to advance the new release with heavy bouts of touring. Their upcoming shows include a one-off with labelmates COUNTDOWN and others in BRICK, New Jersey on August 21st,five dates supporting SICK OF IT ALL and COMEBACK KID across the East Coast in September – with performances in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, and Clifton Park — and a show with STIGMATA and MAXIMUM PENALTY on September 23rd in Teaneck, New Jersey.
FRIEND OR FOE live dates:
9/07/2016 The Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/08/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/09/2016 Majestic Cafe – Detroit, MI w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/10/2016 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/11/2016 Trick Shot – Clifton Park, NY w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/23/2016 Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ w/ Stigmata, Maximum Penalty