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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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