You may remember San Diego’s straight edge warriors DRUG CONTROL from a couple of meaty, raging records released over the course of the past couple of years, and today we have the pleasure of bringing you the stream of their new power jam “Stand Together”. These guys are still a relatively new band, but have already made waves in the community with powerful delivery and engaged lyrics showcasing high-energy hardcore with nods to the past and eyes to the future. Check out the new tune below and scroll down to see the details of their current European tour, featuring a stop at Fluff Fest!
“Clear Sight”, the new EP from DRUG CONTROL comes out on New Age Records and Straight & Alert Records later this summer. Pre-orders will be posted at each labels websites NewAgeRecords.net and StraightandAlert.com.
Formed in 2014, Drug Control’s biggest mission has been to put San Diego Straight Edge on the map. At a time when California’s hardcore scene seems to pale in comparison to its East Coast contingent, Drug Control have been slowly cultivating a scene with such bands as Fury, Discrepancy and Step 4 Change. Ultimately, this landed them on New Age Records which has released such legendary hardcore bands as Unbroken, Lifetime, Abuse of Power and many more.
With lyrics and music that are as straight forward and to the point as the band’s name, Drug Control recently completed their second west coast/midwest tour. They are currently in the process of setting up another west coast tour for April 2017 with the east coast following shortly after.
With influences ranging from Agnostic Front, Warzone, SSD, and Youth of Today, Drug Control aims to be as far reaching as their name implies. After releasing a demo on Criminal Rights Records, Drug Control released their debut 7” on Straight and Alert/Coin Toss Records. Ultimately, this is what led to them releasing the “Stabbed” 7” on New Age/Straight and Alert Records.
It’s a tall order to be sure but Drug Control welcome the challenge. With a “do anything”, “play anywhere” attitude, the band currently finds themselves on some pretty strong bills regularly between San Diego and Los Angeles. It is that work ethic that they feel will make them memorable.
“Decay”, another blast from the EP was unveiled earlier this month via NoEcho magazine:
DRUG CONTROL just kicked off their European Europe Tour with DEDICATE:
July 19 – Leeds
July 20 – London – Luna Punx
July 21 – Brighton
July 22 – Gouda
July 23 – Hamburg
July 24 – Copenhagen
July 25 – Berlin
July 26 – Day off/help
July 27 – Torun
July 28 – Dresden
July 29 – Fluff Fest, CZ
July 30 – Leisnig
July 31 – Freiburg
Aug 1 – Trier
Aug 2 – Tournai