New York metallic hardcore torchbearers, INCENDIARY, have announced their upcoming third full length, Thousand Mile Stare, due out May 5th via Closed Casket Activities.
Photo by Becca Lader
Thousand Mile Stare follows the band’s acclaimed 2013 album, Cost of Living, building on that record’s foundation to create the band’s most powerful work yet.
INCENDIARY are masters of blending pummeling combination of raw hardcore aggression and metal technicality and Thousand Mile Stare is no exception. The album’s ten tracks are a concise sonic wrecking ball, ferociously taking aim at the culture of corruption, greed, and ignorance that permeates our screens on a daily basis. ICNENDIARY are back when we need them most.
Keep an eye out for more details and new music from one of modern hardcore’s most vital bands. Additionally, INCENDIARY will be performing at this year’s Groezrock Festival in Belgium and Sound & Fury Festival in Los Angeles, as well as the band’s Brooklyn record release show and more tour dates to be announced.
Thousand Mile Stare track list:
1. Still Burning
2. Hanging From The Family Tree
3. Front Toward Enemy
5. The Product Is You
6. No Purity
7. Hard Truths Cut Both Ways
8. Sell Your Cause
9. Fact Or Fiction
04/30 Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock Festival
05/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar (record release show)
06/09 – 06/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Sound And Fury Fest
Since the earliest days of hardcore, New York City has always been an epicenter for the genre. A few miles east, however, Long Island played host to a burgeoning and influential scene all their own. Rather than living in the shadow of their urban counterparts, Long Island hardcore bands took elements of the classic NYHC sound and injected their own sense of style into the music. It’s in this tradition that a band like Incendiary exists in 2017.
Formed in 2007 on Long Island, New York and now Brooklyn-based, Incendiary have always been a band out of time. Drawing a strong influence from the past decades local favorites (Vision of Disorder, 108) and even nodding to New York State at large (Snapcase, Earth Crisis), the references to their area’s roots have always been worn on their sleeves. Following a series of splits and a full length (‘Crusade’ released in 2009) the band teamed with burgeoning upstate New York label Closed Casket Activities to release their powerful ‘Cost of Living’ LP in 2013, an album filled with poignant, socio-political lyrics atop pummeling, churning music that is simultaneously vitriolic and tuneful. ‘Cost of Living’ was a testament to what had only previous been hinted at with earlier releases.
Four years have passed since ‘Cost of Living’ was unleashed. That’s a lifetime for many hardcore bands, but Incendiary aren’t done. In the Fall of 2016 they entered Graphic Nature Audio with renowned producer Will Putney (Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain) and began working on their next record. The result, entitled ‘Thousand Mile Stare,’ permeates with the strongest elements that have put Incendiary among the best bands in hardcore, yet masterfully avoids a retread of old ideas. The songs sound urgent and relevant, embodying the troubled times during which they were created. These are anthems of sorrow but also dissent, all weaved into one devastating collection.
Incendiary’s new full length, ‘Thousand Mile Stare,’ will be released May 5th, 2017 by Closed Casket Activities.