Channeling the old-school energy of legendary acts like Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Leeway through modern thrash warfare, Texas crossover battalion POWER TRIP has wrapped up production on their debut LP for Southern Lord and today distributes the details on the beast that is Manifest Decimation.
Amidst massive touring over the past five years, and having unloaded a cache of demos, splits and D.I.Y. releases along the way, the high-powered metallic punk/hardcore attack of Dallas-based POWER TRIP caught the attention of Southern Lord, who brought the crew on-board for the release of their first full-length. Recorded by Arthur Rizk and Daniel Schmuck in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Argyle, Texas, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomon’s Gate in Philadelphia, the eight tracks on Manifest Decimation hurtle the band’s “steel, speed and destruction” ethos direct at the jugular with thirty-five minutes of crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite. The intense album layout was created by Italian artist Paolo “Madman” Girardi, completing this vile package for delivery via Southern Lord on June 11th, 2013.
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Manifest Decimation Track Listing:
1. Manifest Decimation
2. Heretic’s Fork
3. Conditioned to Death
4. Murderer’s Row
7. Power Trip
8. The Hammer of Doubt
POWER TRIP continues to carry out their war on venues with another massive round of touring now underway. The band are part of the convoy also including Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues and Antagonist A.D. dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, as the five-band entourage rips straight across the country on their way to storm the New England Metal And Hardcore Fest XV playing the same night as Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Exodus, Municipal Waste, labelmates Black Breath and Xibalba and countless more. After NEMHF, POWER TRIP will join Xibalba, Expire, Alpha & Omega and Twitching Tongues for a burst of dates back through the Midwest. They will also play at Chicago’s The Rumble hardcore fest with Nails, Xibalba, Crown of Thornz, Hoods, Weekend Nachos and more as well as continue their tradition of taking part in their home state’s annual Chaos In Tejas this year alongside Benediction, Bitter End, Pinkish Black and more at the end of May. Early June will see them hit California for three days with Nails, Xibalba, Palm and Harm Wülf, with more dates being scheduled now.
POWER TRIP On Tour:
4/12/2013 The Low Key Parts – Hot Springs, AR w/ Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues, Antagonist A.D.
4/13/2013 The Hatch – Evansville, IN w/ Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues, Antagonist A.D.
4/14/2013 Dude Locker – Columbus, OH w/ Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues, Antagonist A.D.
4/15/2013 907 Lincoln – Ann Arbor, MI w/ Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues, Antagonist A.D.
4/16/2013 Funeral Home – Buffalo, NY w/ Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues, Antagonist A.D.
4/17/2013 Glen Lyon Legion – Glen Lyon, PA w/ Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues, Antagonist A.D.
4/18/2013 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Brain Slug, Altered Boys
4/19/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest XV [info]
4/20/2013 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Twitching Tongues, Disgrace, Code Orange Kids, Rivers of Nihil, Angel Dust
4/21/2013 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD w/ Twitching Tongues, Expire, Vice, In Between, Sacred Love
4/22/2013 Kingdom – Richmond, VA w/ Xibalba, Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues
4/23/2013 Lansing CC – Lansing, OH w/ Xibalba, Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues
4/24/2013 Legends – Covington, KY w/ Xibalba, Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues
4/25/2013 The Mad Magician – St. Louis, MO w/ Xibalba, Expire, Alpha & Omega, Twitching Tongues
5/27/2013 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL @ The Rumble [info]
5/30/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX @ Chaos In Tejas
6/07/2013 Gilman – Berkeley, CA w/ Nails, Xibalba, Palm, Harm Wülf
6/08/2013 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Nails, Xibalba, Palm, Harm Wülf
6/09/2013 Unit B – Santa Ana, CA w/ Nails, Xibalba, Palm, Harm Wülf
POWER TRIP‘s forthcoming recording and live schedule will be continually updated through the coming months as more details on Manifest Decimation are released.