New England heavy hitters THE PATH and young Vermont wolves from GONE WRONG have teamed up for what some say is the first split 7 inch of two Vermont bands ever. Both have previously released sonic blasts of hardcore/punk on State of Mind before, but this split shows each band expanding their sounds in an extensive way. We featured both bands HERE and HERE and today were thrilled to give you two new jams off the new recording!
The Path offer 3 songs with more of a thrash/metal component, while Gone Wrong exhibit 4 songs leaning in a fast-core/power-violence direction. And in true Vermont fashion the record will be available on maple syrup brown and Green Mountain green, blessed by the hand of Bernie Sanders himself! Limited to 300 ever! US order are live through State Of Mind Recordings, while the European version is available via Ugly & Proud Records.
The Path and Gone Wrong have teamed up for what some say is the first split 7 inch of two Vermont bands ever. Both have previously released sonic blasts of hardcore/punk on State of Mind label before, but this split shows each band expanding their sounds in an extensive way.
The Path started in late 2015 in Burlington, Vermont by former members of Crucial Times, Contra and As We Were. Spearheaded by guitarist, Matt Kimball the group was formed specifically to bring back fast, old school hardcore punk, something that was significantly lacking at the time in the area.
Fast forward 7 years, they are still pumping out 1 minute, socially and politically conscious hardcore similar to Kill Your Idols, Nerve Agents, Good Riddance, Poison Idea and Negative Approach.
The Path has played with the likes of Agnostic Front, Sheer Terror, Murphy’s Law, D.R.I., Iron Chic, By the Grace of God, The Proletariat, Siege and Field Day. While not defined as a “crossover” band, The Path certainly has crossover appeal and will happily play alongside all styles of the punk, hardcore and metal sub genres. The group has also been prolific in it’s songwriting capabilities, putting out several releases on State of Mind Recordings, along with an upcoming 7” on 625 Thrash and Blind Rage Records as well as a few splits including one with Kill Your Idols.
The Path – “Should I Ever Be Soldier”:
“As things change they seem to stay the same.” – explains the band. “We lifted the lyrics to a Joe Hill classic and made it more moshable for the modern day workers of the world. Solidarity forever.”
Gone Wrong on the other hand are relative newcomers, forming in early 2019 around a shared love of skateboarding, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Inside Out & Infest. Starting out in their young teens (and now a little older), the band quickly gained the attention of old hardcore heads in Vermont who hadn’t seen a youth movement within the scene in many years (and certainly with the decline of beloved all ages, venue 242 Main in the earlier 2010s).
With a feature in Thrasher Magazine, performances alongside Vermont legends Rough Francis and the subsequent release of a 7”EP on Blind Rage Records the hype was pushed well outside the borders of Vermont.
The group has been a relentless presence within the Burlington, Vermont and New England scenes playing anywhere with functioning electricity, a skatepark and concrete walls to cover in graffiti.
They are in the truest of sense, what hardcore/punk was founded upon: teen angst and an unfettered dissatisfaction with the status quo.
GONE WRONG – “Lethargy”:
Comments the band: “This is just another song directed at the landfill of lethargy in ourselves, making us rather watch Netflix all day instead of spending that little bit of energy getting out there and creating something.”
“Never see you around but I wish I did. Stuck building tolerance for emptiness. Do what you want, just sit inside forgetting what it means to be alive.”