New York City’s THE THIRD KIND – formed by current and former members of All Out War, Bastard Clan, Vise Massacre, Awkward Thought, and more – will release their debut LP, Man vs Earth, in less than three weeks. A raging video for the album’s title track is the newest single to be unleashed, courtesy of a Decibel Magazine exclusive premiere.
Engineered by THE THIRD KIND’s Taras Apuzzo at the band’s home studio at Otter House Studios in Long Island City, Man vs Earth was mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Krieg, Dwarves) and completed with cover art by Richard Muller and Frankie Accordi, and layout/design by Apuzzo.
Writes bassist/vocalist Rich Muller of the record’s title track, “Humanity pushes the limits of mother nature with ignorance and vulgarity resulting in changeless damage to both the planet and itself. We can start to make a change by working on the obvious flaws as history tends to repeat itself shifting advanced technology back to the 1950s over and over again.”
Decibel writes, “…it’s a pleasure to report that THE THIRD KIND rule… Man vs Earth is a collection of hard-hitting collection of songs that will scratch any hardcore fan’s itch for audio violence. As you can hear on from the title track, streaming below, the album takes a hardcore shell and metalizes it, adding elements of thrash and death metal to the foundation.”
The “Man vs Earth” video was created from live footage captured at The Footlight Bar in Queens, New York, the first week of March 2020, just before COVID-19 quarantine was enforced. The video was filmed By Will Kaiser and David Brenner, edited by Brenner.
See THE THIRD KIND’s “Man vs Earth” video at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
THE THIRD KIND will self-release Man vs Earth on black vinyl LP and all digital platforms on June 26th. Find preorders HERE.
Formed in 2015, THE THIRD KIND deploys an energetic and dynamic style of hardcore/punk-infused street thrash that oozes with NYC attitude. The band’s theme embodies lyrical and thematic content employing sci-fi analogies in relation to human malfunction and idiosyncrasies without a political agenda; the finger is pointed at humanity itself. The current lineup enlists drummer Brian Shonen (Bastard Clan, ex-Awkward Thought, On The Offense, Run Like Hell), bassist/vocalist Richard Muller (Vise Massacre, Great Planes, The Last Crime), and guitarist Taras Apuzzo (All Out War, Bastard Clan, ex-Strap Hangers) and Mike Gordon (Big Gunz, Shiro And The Raw Dogs).
THE THIRD KIND delivers the follow-up to their 2018-released eponymous debut EP with Man vs Earth. Having re-forged the alloy of their metal and taken their destruction to the next level, their proper debut album Man vs Earth drops eight tracks in under twenty-three minutes, where bulldozing thrash metal assaults and groove-heavy hardcore hooks that draw the listener into the science-fiction fantasies the lyrics depict.