Some bands leave such an impression on fans that, even after two decades, their sound still resonates deep and wide. Southern CaliforniaÍs STRIFE is just such a band, having once again tapped into the energy that has kept listeners interested for 21 years.
After touring throughout the world in recent years, STRIFE decided it was time to unleash a new batch of songs and break their eleven-year streak of recording silence. The groundwork for what would become their newest album, Witness A Rebirth, had been laid and their collective efforts began down the road to realization. With producer Nick Jett (TERROR, ROTTING OUT, BACKTRACK) at the helm, STRIFE recruited friend and previous col- laborator Iggor Cavalera (founding member of SEPUL- TURA) to perform drums for the album and traveled to Brazil to start the recording process with him. Soon after, they returned to California and put the rest of the pieces into place, including guest vocals by Billy Graziadei (of BIOHAZARD) and Scott Vogel (of TERROR), plus a guitar solo by Marc Rizzo (of SOULFLY). The result serves as a testament to their talent, bridging their past (especially the highly-acclaimed album In This Defiance, with which this album shares 4/5 of the members) with a more con- temporary hardcore sound. Witness A Rebirth is at once both refreshing and evocative.
As long-time fans, 6131 Records jumped at the chance to release Witness A Rebirth. Due out November 6th, the album will be available on CD/LP. We are all about to wit- ness the rebirth of something great.
01. Torn Apart
02. Carry The Torch
03. Show No Mercy
04. No Apologies
05. The Distance
06. Never Look Back
07. In This Defiance
08. The Burden
09. Look Away
10. Face Your Failures 11. End Of Days
12. Life Or Death
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