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Song Of The Day: Brainwashed By The Anti Virals

Two veteran punk rockers recently joined hands forming a new band and their debut album was recent this Sunday, the 10th of January 2021. This fun punk rock album is a great start into the protest music year of 2021 which will without a doubt be filled with music just as previous years.

The album, Brainwashed, by U.S. band The Anti Virals is a pure punk protest album that uses the music to let out some energy that was steaming within the artists: “The Anti Virals started as therapy—as a release from the anger that welled up inside me from watching so many people losing their minds,” said Brian Coakley the founder of the band. According to this article the band members were fed up with the soon-to-be-gone administration of Trump and much of how the government has handled things these past years. The band explains this further in a Facebook post:

“We are the voice for those who may feel bullied by this world! We are that thing you wish you could say but are afraid to. We are going to say it for you!”

Punk and hardcore music have always been a strong social voice, especially for the outsiders and the outcasts. The fear of saying what needs to be said has never been a problem for this scene.

Listen to the song below and get the party started for 2021!

Cover photo retrieved from the Nadine Records Media webpage.

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Her War Is Our War: New Documentary About Women In The Music Industry Ft. War On Women, Converge And Rise Against (Full Video)

Christina Rowatt is a producer, editor and the host of The Void with Christina. Christina has interviewed some of the largest bands in heavy music and in 2019 she got to follow War On Women around as they played Australia version of Download Festival.

The 40 minute film follows the band around the festival and on the way we meet members of Rise Against, Converge and others. Throughout the documentary we see thoughts on feminism, equal rights for all genders within the music industry and a cry for more diversity in the business with clips from global protests where women march for their human rights.

While these clips play, Christina says: “I can’t communicate the chronic terror of living with someone who is stronger and meaner, who can beat you everyday, but it is a reality for a lot of women.”

She takes War On Women as an example: “One of the reasons War On Women are important is exploring this rage, our rage, on record, and onstage.”

Christina continues: “when our songs, and our voices, and our riffs join the chorus, we’re stronger. Our voices together make us all louder.”

At one point Shawna Potter, frontwoman of War On Women, asks Tim McIlrath of Rise Against what feminism means to him to which he answers: “Feminism to me, is synonymous with, like, common sense. I don’t think of it as something radical.”

Christina also interviews Judas Priest touring guitarist/producer Andy Sneap, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm as well as others. Check out the full documentary below!

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Song Of The Day: White Lies By War On Women (Video)

Out of Baltimore, USA, feminist hardcore punk band War on Women have released a music video for their single White Lies which is part of their upcoming album Wonderful Hell, to be released on October 30th via Bridge Nine Records.

According to the label page “Wonderful Hell ‘s steadfast rager “White Lies” is a takedown of systemic racism and those who complicitly watch—and even benefit from—institutions that openly favor one group over everyone else”.

Watch the new video below and buy the new album on Bandcamp.

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