The Promised End (our new favorite politically charged melodic hardcore made up of members of Landmines, SkyTigers, Tied to a Bear, The Effort, and Choke Up) just released a brand new single. We loved "Smash and Grab," so we were excited to already hear a second song from them. "Everything is War" blew our minds. It has a heavy dose of 80's thrash thrown into their melodic hardcore song, and it's filled with the spirit of late 60's Yippie activism. (Of course, that could be the fact that vocalist Paul Picillo starts off verses with "Sisters and brothers...) If you've ever wanted a cross between Bad Religion, Anthrax, and the MC5, The Promised End are going to be for you. As far as we're concerned, we might just have found our best new artist of 2024.
Paul Picillo says of the new song:
"Sisters and brothers, they're making others of the people just like you. They want you to think, everything is war. It's a distraction to keep down the poor and displaced."
You can watch the video for "Everything is War" below. For the Buried and Broken is due out February 2 on Sound Investment Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on The Promised End, check out the band on Instagram and Bandcamp.