Little Rock, Arkansas-based hardcore act TERMINAL NATION prepares to release their debut LP, Holocene Extinction, set for early August release via 20 Buck Spin. With the album’s release near, a video for “Disciple Of Deceit” has been issued, making its premiere through Decibel Magazine.
Engineered by Jason Tedford and recorded at Wolfman Studios in Little Rock, Holocene Extinction was mixed by Ryan Bram of Homewrecker Studios, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Integrity, Noisem), and completed with cover art by Adam Burke, with additional art by Valentine Duran, and photography by Kurt Lunsford.
The video for the enraged “Disciple Of Deceit” was filmed, edited, and directed by TERMINAL NATION, with additional film by Zack Ward. Vocalist Stan Liszewski declares, “‘Disciple Of Deceit’ is about these right wing (typically straight, white, male) politicians and political types who use their cherry-picked version of Christianity as a means to infringe upon the existence of others. They’ll go after things like marriage equality, other religious beliefs, trans rights, abortion rights, and more, taking stabs at some of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in the US, yet upon meeting any resistance to their regressive way of thinking, they develop a persecution complex and act as if they are the ones that are the oppressed.“
Decibel writes, “Terminal Nation – the Arkansas assbeaters responsible for the year’s toughest album – have nailed the fusion of death metal and hardcore. Taking influence from Bolt Thrower and Obituary as much as Xibalba, Nails, All Out War and Jesus Piece, TERMINAL NATION combine that sound with a palpable, destructive sense of rage: rage at police brutality and badly handled pandemics, at kleptocracy and Donald Trump, at injustice around the world.”
Watch TERMINAL NATION’s “Disciple Of Deceit” video only at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
America is a tinderbox. Lockdowns, pandemic, police brutality, kleptocracy, the orange menace. The injustice system is alive and well. Since day one TERMINAL NATION has been shining a light on it all through their crushing music, point blank lyrics, merch and media, lashing out at institutional corruption and racist power structures. And not from a liberal coastal enclave where it’s a generally welcome message but from Deep Red Arkansas.
Following several EPs from the politically minded powerhouse on Deep Six Records, TERMINAL NATION’s Holocene Extinction marks the debut full-length assault, the band returning at a pivotal moment where lines are being drawn and the possibilities of compromise are going up in smoke. Like fuel to the fires of dissent the band’s brutally heavy amalgam of metallic hardcore, death metal and powerviolence eviscerates with unforgiving sincerity the recognizable and the insidious forces propping up the White Supremacy machine.
Events are moving fast now, the dominoes are falling, and every day it is more apparent a reckoning is at hand. War is upon us and a Holocene Extinction is a likely outcome, because you cannot save a world that refuses to be saved…