(Photo by Chuck Johnson)
SECT share the caustic, riotous track “Stripes” (via Punktastic) taken from their second album, No Cure For Death (Southern Lord,
24th November). Fuelled by socio-political vitriol, for SECT the purpose of hardcore as they know it, is to convey an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action.
Vocailist Chris Colohan explains the thinking behind this particular track “Stripes is about the prison industrial complex in overdrive and the political and penal system keeping it stocked compensating economically for the abolition of slavery, and undercutting the gains of the civil rights movement. Essentially, de facto enslavement that aims to recreate and maintain the same original racial and pecking order with the same scapegoats and victims of not just decades but centuries ago that the West was built on. It’s an ugly reminder in the age of the overt white supremacist resurgence and the struggle against it that we’ve never yet gotten beyond that underlying foundation.”
The vegan straight edge collective unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, The Damned Things).
No Cure For Death was recorded with Kurt Ballou at God City studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Footage of the recording sessions was recently shared, and can be viewed here.
SECT BAND MEMBERS:
Chris Colohan – vocals
James Chang – guitar
Scott Crouse – guitar
Steve Hart – bass
Andrew Hurley – drums
Southern Lord will release No Cure For Death on CD, LP, and digital formats on November 24th. Pre-order bundles can be found at the Southern Lord Europe store.
“the metallic hardcore is filthy and sinister, laden with a guitar tone resembling a power tool and with feedback akin to the noise one would make scraping on steel.” – EXCLAIM!
“the video is an all-action affair that captures the intensity of both the band’s performance style and the song at hand… the song sounds both massive and mean.” – NO ECHO