New York/UK hardcore heavyweights, Stray From The Path, have released their new album ‘Euthanasia.’ Out today via UNFD, ‘Euthanasia’ is the darkest and heaviest work of the band’s career, drawing on challenging circumstances to create a record that pulls no punches sonically or lyrically. The album pushes Stray From The Path‘s signature blend of groove and aggression into adventurous and ominous new territory, proving that the long-running group are just as fiery as ever.
To mark the album release Stray From The Path have also shared their new music video for the crushing opening track, ‘Needful Things.’ The band’s guitarist, Tom William‘s discussed the song saying: “‘Needful Things’ is about facing the broken system that is in America. We have more homes than houseless people. We have the wealthy 1% making trillions over the pandemic, while the people lost their asses. Capitalism does not work for people, and it is failing before our eyes. As the younger generation becomes more aware of this, people need to be asking other people…are you in or in the way?”
Stray From That Path‘s drummer, Craig Reynolds, will be celebrating the album’s release in New York City, sitting in for band leader Fred Armisen as part of the long-running rotating drummer program on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Stray From The Path have been bringing their charged-up hardcore fury and politically outspoken lyricism to the masses for the better part of two decades, aiming to be the kind of band that can be a gateway to both heavy music and radical ideas. While the long-running group shows no signs of slowing down, ‘Euthanasia’ was by no means an easy record to make.
Stray From The Path found themselves in a fractured state due to the pandemic, an ocean of distance, and even a literal broken back, resulting in an album that reflects the grimmer personal and global circumstances. Produced and engineered by Will Putney (Knocked Loose, Body Count, Every Time I Die), ‘Euthanasia’ is clearly the work of a more weathered and visceral era of Stray From The Path – the tremendous riffs and hip-hop-meets-hardcore vocal cadences are still there, but this time they’re accompanied by an apocalyptic mood that draws the listener in and doesn’t let go.
A headline European tour with Vatican and Guilt Trip:
October 11thth – Music Zentrum – Hannover, Germany
October 12th – Chemiefabrik – Dresden, Germany
October 13th – Alter Stattbahnhof – Schweinfurt, Germany
October 14th – Die Stadtmitte – Karlsruhe, Germany
October 15th – Crowdsalat Festival – Essen, Germany *SFTP only
October 16th – Metropool – Enschede, Netherlands
2023 tour with Beartooth and Motionless In White:
March 09th – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
March 10th – Volkhaus – Zurich, Switzerland
March 11th – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
March 12th – Le Cabaret Sauvage – Paris, France
March 21st – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
March 23rd – Palladium – Cologne, Germany
March 24th – Zenith – Munich, Germany
March 25th – Gasometer – Vienna, Austria
March 28th – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
March 29th – Porsche Arena – Stuttgart, Germany
March 30th – Sporthalle – Hamburg, Germany
March 31st – Hause Auensee – Leipzig, Germany
April 1st – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany