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Racetraitor

From: United States
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Racetraitor Debut “BLK XMAS” From New Album

Good Fight Music will be releasing a new album from Racetraitor entitled “2042” on October 12th. An official music video for the first single, “BLK XMAS“, is streaming now below.

Comments frontman Mani Mostofi :

“‘BLK XMAS‘ is really about how absurd it is that people, like the Fox News crowd, try to insist that Jesus or even fictional characters like Santa Clause are white. On one hand it is totally absurd and laughable but on the other hand, it goes hand and glove with the type of racist and xenophobic sense of cultural purity that gives rise to something like Trump.

Whether it is ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ or ‘Fear of a Spanish speaking America,’ it’s all propaganda designed to get white people to follow a political line that barely benefits most of them beyond a false sense of superiority.”

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Racetraitor Takes Aim At U.S. Election

At the precise time the U.S. seems to have put up the batshit signal, the radical rabble-rousers from Racetraitor return. Racetraitor is back to take aim at this crazy election cycle with "By The Time I Get To Pennsylvania," the first new music the band has released in roughly seventeen years.

The Chicago agitators deliver a musical molotov cocktail with the same incendiary spirit as the band's metal/hardcore punk missives last heard in the late nineties. The band's first show in nearly twenty years is set for the International Day of Action Against Police Brutality, on October 22nd, where fellow nineties hardcore veterans Earthmover will join Racetraitor at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago.

"We had discussed playing a show or doing something else over the years, but nostalgia was never all that motivating, so the idea died," explains drummer Andy Hurley. "But with everything happening in the past couple of years, from the way things heated up in Ferguson, Missouri, to the rise in xenophobia and bigotry reflected by the popularity of Donald Trump, making new music with Racetraitor felt important again. We needed to respond to this moment in history in our own way." More...

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