New and bloodthirsty label Unspeakable Axe Records has joined forces with crossover thrashers Birth A.D. to bring you the group’s first full-length, I Blame You, scheduled for release on April 8th. Birth A.D. have been terrorizing their home state of Texas since 2008, dropped a tactical nuke of an EP (Stillbirth of a Nation) in 2009, and are now ready to leave the entire USA just a smoking crater with this highly anticipated debut. Full of punk attitude, thrash precision, and a whole lot of yelling, I Blame You is the rightful heir to great bands like D.R.I. and S.O.D., and gives exactly as much of a damn about what you think as those bands did. Birth A.D. is a well-oiled machine full of seasoned pros that have played live and in studio with many well-known bands. With famed thrash producer Alex Perialas behind the boards, they sound as assured as you’d expect given their formidable credentials.
I Blame You is the first release from Unspeakable Axe, a sub-label of the mighty Dark Descent Records, whose roster of death, doom and black metal has made it internationally known in just a few short years. Unspeakable Axe will complement their parent label with a more thrash-oriented approach that harkens back to the roots of extreme metal, and to the fluid transitions between the various sub-genres in their infant forms; before battle lines were drawn and rules were written and expected to be followed.
The band had this to say about the partnership:
“Joining forces with Unspeakable Axe and Dark Descent proved to be the best choice for Birth A.D., as they are about the bands, the music, and doing things the old way (that is, the right way). We plan to cause even more problems with their support!”
BIRTH A.D. live dates (we/ Evil Army):
Thursday, April 4 – O’Briens Pub, Allston, NY
Friday, April 5 – The Acheron, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, April 6 – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, April 7 – The Sidebar, Baltimore, MD
Bring Back the Draft
This Scene Sucks
I Blame You
Short Bus Society
Fill in the Blank
No Jobs (Don’t Work)
Blow Up the Embassy
In the fearsome tradition of crossover thrash forged by acts like D.R.I., S.O.D., C.O.C, and a lot of other bands with three-letter acronyms comes BIRTH A.D! The band formed in 2008 and their first offering was the self-produced EP, “Stillbirth of a Nation”. Their sound relives all the best moments of 80s hardcore and thrash with a up-to-date take on America and society circa today. It’s angry, it’s fast, it’s catchy as hell, and it’s guaranteed to cause total chaos wherever it goes! Fuck your party metal, we’re here for war!