A track-by-track breakdown of "The Last Act Of Defiance", the new album from New York hardcore veterans SICK OF IT ALL, can be seen below, The CD was released in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on September 29, and in North America on September 30 via Century Media.
Asked what he wants fans to walk away with after hearing "The Last Act Of Defiance", SICK OF IT ALL drummer Armand Majidi's answer is very simple: "I want them to feel that they just heard a hardcore record that has everything, from blistering speed to bouncing groove, to heavy and pounding to bright and melodic."
The eye-catching cover artwork for "The Last Act Of Defiance" was created by Ernie Parada, who has already designed posters, merchandise and album art for numerous bands and artists from the punk and hardcore scene such as HATEBREED, PROPAGANDHI, RANCID and THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM.
"The Last Act Of Defiance" was helmed by SICK OF IT ALL's longtime friend and producer Tue Madsen, who recorded the album at Nova Studio in Staten Island, New York and mixed it at his own Antfarm Studio in Denmark.
Stated Majidi about why Madsen is the perfect match for SICK OF IT ALL: "Not only do we get along famously, but he has always understood how to capture the band's intensity in the quietly controlled, less-than-intense studio setting.
"It was always difficult for us to find an engineer who could capture our live sound before meeting Tue, so now that we've found him, he's our guy.”
"The Last Act Of Defiance" track listing:
01. Sound The Alarm
03. Road Less Traveled
04. Get Bronx
05. Part Of History
06. Losing War
07. Never Back Down
08. Facing The Abyss
09. Act Your Rage
10. Disconnect Your Flesh
11. Beltway Getaway
The lyric video for the song "DNC" can be seen below.