Foe, the new EP from Richmond, Virginia-based FRIEND OR FOE, is out this Friday through Flatspot Records, and the record is now streaming early through an exclusive at Idioteq webzine.
Featuring current/ex-members of Bracewar, Fire & Ice, Iron Boots, and more, FRIEND OR FOE follows-up their 2012-released Know Your Rights EP on Reaper Records/Solid Bond Records and 2014’s Outsider EP on Triple B Records and makes their Flatspot debut with Foe. Packing five new tracks, the new record sees this energetic straightedge hardcore/punk outfit at their best yet, the band’s undeniable NYHC influences coalescing influences from the likes of Breakdown, Sick Of It All, Killing Time, and Agnostic Front with their own hard-hitting style. Foe was recorded in the Winter and Spring months of 2016 at Studio F12 by Sam Deyerle and mastered by Mike Reaves, and bears art by Steven Kulesza, the track “True” also featuring a guest vocal spot by Jimmy Williams of Maximum Penalty.
Warsaw-based punk/hardcore webzine Idioteq is offering FRIEND OR FOE’s entire Foe EP for early streaming; tune in at THIS LOCATION.
Flatspot Records will issue Foe on vinyl and digital formats on August 26th; the EP is preceded by a two-song True promo cassette including a bonus track; preorders can now be placed HERE.
FRIEND OR FOE‘s next set of your dates includes an upcoming five-city run through the Eastern US supporting Sick Of It All and Comeback Kid, with performances in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, and Clifton Park September 7th through 11th. Two weeks later the band will perform with Stigmata and Maximum Penalty in Teaneck, New Jersey on September 23rd.
FRIEND OR FOE Tour Dates:
9/07/2016 The Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/08/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/09/2016 Majestic Cafe – Detroit, MI w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/10/2016 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/11/2016 Trick Shot – Clifton Park, NY w/ Sick Of It All, Comeback Kid
9/23/2016 Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ w/ Stigmata, Maximum Penalty