Stray From The Path have announced their new album, Euthanasia, due out September 9th via UNFD. To mark the announcement, the band has also released their explosive new single, “III“. Listen to the song now below and pre-order the new album now HERE.
Euthanasia signifies the darkest and heaviest work of Stray From The Path’s career, drawing on challenging circumstances to create a record that pulls no punches sonically or lyrically. The new single takes everything that has put the band on the map – groove-laden guitar work, pummeling drums and powerful lyricism – and meshes it with an ominously crushing chorus that demonstrates some of the brooding new atmospheric elements present on Euthanasia.
The band said of the new song, “We’ve always used our songs as an outlet to speak against oppression. It’s been close to 10 years, and now our third installment of the Badge & A Bullet series entitled ‘III’ has the same target. Policing in the United States has always been rooted in racism, hate & violence. Public funding for police departments has skyrocketed since the 1980s. The US now spends more than twice as much on police as it does social welfare programs. Many major cities spend over a third of their budgets on police. Despite the hundreds of billions of federal, state & local money poured into police departments & the corrections industry every year, there is little oversight. The outcomes have been fucking horseshit.
Over 1,000 people are killed every year by the police but despite comprising only 13% of the population, nearly half of all people killed by police are Black. Less than 1% of police officers who kill someone on the job are prosecuted. To be perfectly clear: there is no crime in this country where the punishment is execution on the spot extrajudicially by a cop. The idea of justice in this country is a fucking joke. The only protecting and serving the police do in this country is protecting the wealthy, the powerful & capitalist interests while subjugating the marginalized & the working class.”
03/09/2023 Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle ^
03/10/2023 Zurich, CH @ Volkhaus ^
03/11/2023 Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier ^
03/12/2023 Paris, FR @ Le Cabaret Sauvage ^
03/14/2023 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands ^
03/17/2023 Manchester, UK @ Victoria Warehouse ^
03/18/2023 Birmingham, UK @ Academy ^
03/19/2023 London, UK @ Brixton Academy ^
03/21/2023 Tilburg, NL @ 013 ^
03/23/2023 Cologne, DE @ Palladium ^
03/24/2023 Munich, DE @ Zenith ^
03/25/2023 Vienna, AT @ Gasometer ^
03/28/2023 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique ^
03/29/2023 Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena ^
03/30/2023 Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle ^
03/31/2023 Leipzig, DE @ Hause Auensee ^
04/01/2023 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle ^
* w/ Underoath, Spiritbox, Bad Omens
^ w/ Beartooth, Motionless In White