Richmond-based FRIEND OR FOE has hooked up with Flatspot Records for the release of their newly-completed Foe EP this August.
Following FRIEND OR FOE‘s 2012 Know Your Rights EP on Reaper Records/Solid Bond Records and 2014 Outsider EP on Triple B Records, Foe sees the straightedge hardcore/punk outfit at their best yet. Packing five new tracks onto their third EP, the band’s undeniable NYHC influences see the band delivering coalescing the inspiration of Breakdown, Sick Of It All, Killing Time, Agnostic Front, and the like with their own hard-hitting, energetic flow. Foe was recorded in the Winter and Spring months of 2016 at Studio F12 by Sam Deyerle and mastered by Mike Reaves, and features art by Steven Kulesza.
Flatspot Records will release FRIEND OR FOE‘s Foe EP on August 18th, but the label will issue a limited, pre-release cassette single on July 6th, bearing an advance of the track, “True –” which features guest vocals by Jimmy Williams of Maximum Penalty — as well as an exclusive non-EP demo track on the B-side called “Invincible.”
Foe Track Listing:
1. Foe: Paid The Price
2. Never Loosen Your Grip
3. Battle Scarred (Wardogs III)
5. Earn It
Containing current/ex-members of Bracewar, Fire & Ice, Iron Boots, and more, FRIEND OR FOE has toured the East Coast US multiple times and Europe twice alongside the likes of Naysayer and Fire & Ice. The band has played at some of the world’s prime hardcore and punk festivals including United Blood Fest, Black & Blue Bowl, Sound & Fury, Ieper Fest, and others. The band will be touring regularly in the coming months surrounding the release of their third record, the Foe EP, and onward through the rest of the year, including shows in Richmond and NYC in July, as well as a set of five shows supporting Sick Of It All across the East Coast in September.
Stand by for audio samples, preorders, and further details on the True single and Foe EP to be released in the coming days.
FRIEND OR FOE Tour Dates:
7/09/2016 Northside – Richmond, VA w/ Manipulate, Red Vision, New Solution
7/23/2016 Niagara (A7) – New York, NY w/ Countdown, Regulate, Heavy Chains (Dr. Know Benefit After Show)
9/07/2016 The Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sick Of It All
9/08/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Sick Of It All
9/09/2016 Majestic Cafe – Detroit, MI w/ Sick Of It All
9/10/2016 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY w/ Sick Of It All
9/11/2016 Trick Shot – Clifton Park, NY w/ Sick Of It All