Salvation Of Innocents, the writhing seventh studio full-length from Syracuse, New York-based hardcore/metalcore pioneers, EARTH CRISIS, is nearing stateside release on March 4th.
The band’s first release for Candlelight Records, Salvation Of Innocents was recorded by the band themselves then mixed by Zeuss (Agnostic Front, Terror, Hatebreed), thundering with twelve brand new anthems which boast some of the band’s most modern-sounding and streamlined material as well as some of their most epic elements to date. As always, the lyrical delivery is aimed at ending human injustices towards animals and the environment in the ever-antagonistic EARTH CRISIS style. Conceptually, the album is paired with a comic book by Black Mask Studios, founded by Matt Pizzolo (Occupy Comics) with partners Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) — entitled Liberator, which brings the book’s main character and the Salvation of the Innocents vivisection concept together in a commanding graphic landscape through original cover art from Chicago-based illustrator/painter Menton3 and additional illustrations by Rod Reis, Javier Aranda, and Joaquin Pereyra.
Following their set at Seattle-based hardcore gathering Tough Love Fest last week, EARTH CRISIS has is now preparing to hit a few key East Coast cities in support of Salvation Of Innocents directly in conjunction with the album’s release. Just days after the album is in stores the band will pull a weekend-warrior trek through Baltimore, Maryland on March 7th, Amityville, New York on March 8th and Quincy, Massachusetts March 9th, with support from Gut Feeling. Additional live actions will be announced in the coming weeks.
EARTH CRISIS Tour Dates w/ Gut Feeling:
3/07/2014 Charm City Art – Baltimore, MD
3/08/2014 Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY
3/09/2014 PRC – Quincy, MA
No hardcore or metal fan can be unaware of EARTH CRISIS or the contributions the band has made to heavy music since their founding in 1989. Regardless of passing trends, the band has maintained their vision, dedication to their craft and causes, and most importantly respected their fans. Media giants CNN, CBS, and MTV have applauded the straightedge, vegan band that to date has released seven full-length albums, two EPs, and two live albums, their most recent, 2011’s Neutralize the Threat (Century Media).