Stray From the Path are anything but subtle. Outspoken, straight up and furious, their newest album, Only Death is Real, says a lot of the things we’ve been trying to say for the past year. This record is pure venom.
Take a minute to live in a dark snow globe with Call It Home‘s new lyric video for “The Departed.” The Long Island based band was recently named one of the top NY bands to look out for by Alternative Press, and maybe this new track can show you why.
Long Island’s Amityville Music Hall could hardly contain the excitement on September 6th for ERRA’s headlining tour. For a cramped venue, it felt like a festival. The crowd was fueled with energy as fans pushed their way toward the stage, reaching for the mic to scream their favorite Invent, Animate lyrics. Lead vocalist Ben English put on one of the most powerful performances I have seen this year, sending chills down my spine and even making me yell the lyrics while taking these photos. Impressive and inspiring, Polyphia mellowed the crowd with their sweet progressive instrumentals. Yet the main attraction was of course ERRA who delivered massive force inside the small venue. The strength of vocalist Ian Eubanks’s screams sent everyone to the stage, while Jesse Cash’s cleans guided everyone to sing along before tearing everything apart in the pit.
Photos and text by Justin LaMot
“The poison is the antidote.”
From Long Island hardcore band Stray From The Path comes “Outbreak,” a catchy hardcore call to arms against the corruption and avarice of Big Pharma. It’s melodic, angry, loud, and clear. You get sick, you’re prescribed pills, and the pills lead to more pills to combat the effects of the first prescription all the while Big Pharma is cashing in: “Lab coat killer, hundred dollar biller, Automatically ill, bank roll filler.”
Stray From the Path have so far recorded seven albums and their eighth, Subliminal Criminals, is coming in August. The video for “Outbreak,” a single off that album, was released earlier last week. It’s a lo-fi, 90’s-esque, fast-paced video showcasing a family having pills for dinner until the son has unquestionably had enough.
Check the video below and pre-order Subliminal Criminals here.
by David Marulanda