New York City-area hardcore outfit FULL SCALE RIOT will release their debut full-length album, empower, through Eulogy Recordings this Black Friday, November 25th, delivering the band’s deep-rooted message of equality, unity, and uprising in times of distress. New Noise Magazine is now streaming the entire album ahead of its release. You cn also stream it below.
Offers FULL SCALE RIOT vocalist BJ Allen:
“While the partisan media tells us to pick a side, all of our pockets are being picked, and all of our rights are being stripped. Now that it’s obvious we are being played, what are we going to do about it? The album is entitled empower because it is part of a bigger conversation. How will mankind empower itself?”
Eulogy Recordings will release empower on CD and digital formats this Friday, November 25th; preorder packages are available now at THIS LOCATION. The band will self-release a vinyl version in 2017.
The politically-motivated empower sees FULL SCALE RIOT’s guitarist Tim McMurtie (ex-M.O.D., Rhythm Trip), vocalist BJ Allen, bassist Jeff Wood (Shat, ex-M.O.D., ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan live), and drummer Evan Rossiter delivering just under thirty minutes of their invigorating punk/thrash-fueled hardcore. empower features a widespread network of guests, including vocals by Jimmy Gestapo (Murphy’s Law), rapper Chris Rivers (son of the late great rapper Big Pun), and Tsarina Romanoff, as well as guitars from Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Misfits) and blues/rock/reggae/soul singer/multi-instrumentalist and activist Ben Harper, the album recorded to 2″ tape at Trax East Recording Studio (Misfits, Turmoil, Hatebreed), engineered and co-produced by Eric Rachel with assistance from Eric Kovortec.
FULL SCALE RIOT has booked a release show for empower in Secaucus on November 26th, with more widespread regional tour dates to be confirmed through the coming months.
11/26/2016 The Blue Room – Secaucus, NJ *record release party