Forged through friendship and shared values, the songs serve as anthems from the current generation who claim XXX.
The first two tracks come from XweaponX, made up of vocalist Dave Baugher, bassist Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose), drummer Trey Garris (Two Witnesses), guitarist/vocalist Issac Hale (Knocked Loose, Inclination, Two Witnesses), and guitarist Bo Lueders (Harm’s Way).
“Paid In Blood” is made for the moshers, with furious guitars out the gate before diving into an intense breakdown and shout-along vocals
“Domination III” leans more metallic and brings in crushing guest vocals from World Of Pleasure’s Jess Nyx as she and Baugher proclaim “STRAIGHT EDGE DOMINATION!”
Calgary band World Of Pleasure’s half of the split is just as hard-hitting.
Formed in 2020, the band is comprised of Jess (Mortality Rate), guitarists Colter (Mortality Rate, Serration) and Jose (Serration), bassist Steph (Punitive Damage) and drummer Jeff. (Juice).
Both “World War X” and “Uzis Akimbo” address the naysayers with fury and pride. The songs pack an intense delivery with stand-out drum work, breakdowns, and are surrounded by bouncy electronic samples for good measure.
The split is now available on Bandcamp and streaming services, and up for pre-order through DAZE on CD and cassette tape.
Both bands will be performing at LDB Fest in Louisville, KY this weekend.
XweaponX tracks were engineered by Issac Hale and mixed and mastered by Zach Tuch. World of Pleasure tracks were engineered and mixed by Jordan Chase and mastered by Zach Tuch.