Vicious metal-edged hardcore heroes First Blood have premiered a new track, “These Are The Rules,” today with UpSetMagazine.com. The track is featured on the band’s forthcoming album, Rules, on February 10th via Pure Noise Records. Fans can pre-order the record http://smarturl.it/FBRULES.
Stream “These Are The Rules” now at UpSetMagazine.com.
Talking on new track vocalist Carl Schwartz says:
“This song serves as a 'preamble' for the concept of this album. Rules. Who sets the rules? What rules? Why should we care? Well, these are the rules that control nearly every aspect of our lives. We serve. We sacrifice. We corrupt. We pollute. We hate. We torture. We oppress. And we kill. But it's okay, because positions of power say it's okay. Public opinion (or lack thereof) says it's okay. Laws of the state say it's okay. Accept these terms and everything will be okay. Dare to question them and you will pay. These are the rules... This is reality. Some things we might never change, but at the very least I say, "Don't stop fighting for what you believe if you're to rise up from this hate.”
On their first album in seven years, First Blood has come out swinging with a savage 3rd full-length record, Rules. Produced by recording mastermind Will Putney at Graphic Nature Studios (formerly known as The Machine Shop) in Belleville, NJ, Rules features 12 tracks of the band's hardest, yet most inward-looking material to date.