This is catharsis.”Antagonist A.D vocalist Sam Crocker shares as a somewhat relieved, yet impassioned description of the culmination of the past twelve months of hard work. Today the band is proud to announce ‘Through Fire‘, the first in a series of 7″ EPs to contextualise the world the band currently find themselves inhabiting. “The social and political climate is so tumultuous at the moment, both in our immediate and the greater world around us. This series of 7”s addresses these times. 2018 and 2019 have been the worst years of my life. I’ve struggled through so much pain, my anxiety is at an all time high, misinformation, hurt, failure, regret, mistakes, repentance all amidst a rebirth of societal ignorance, racism, and misdirected anger housed inside (and fuelled by) a broken system. I want to burn it all down and start again.”
The series of EPs were all recorded in Salem, Massachusetts under the watchful gaze of Kurt Ballou (Converge), and Zack Weeks at GodCity Studios; the duo’s talents and the melancholic surroundings of Greater Salem only adding to the bleakness of these releases.
Antagonist A.D‘s new EP Through Fire will be available January 17th through Greyscale Records, with pre-orders available HERE