After wrapping up a whirlwind of writing songs and playing shows in the front half of 2017, Long Island five-piece Backtrack has managed to squeeze in over two weeks of studio time at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, NH to record their third LP. While details revolving around the album are currently under wraps, the roster of main players behind the album has already stoked plenty of anticipation; topping the list are one of the East Coast’s most coveted engineers Dean Baltulonis behind the boards and Terror’s Nick Jett producing.
The album will be following up 2014’s Lost In Life, a somewhat tribute to the NYHC hardcore that catalyzed Backtrack’s existence. By integrating dynamic, hook-laden overdrive into their go-for-the-jugular sound, Backtrack were able to concoct a collection of material that proved to be their most remarkable yet. Exploring open-dialogue themes of personal identity, social alienation and finding solace in struggle, Lost In Life has set the bar high for the punk vets.
Honoring the NYHC forefathers Madball, Killing Time, and Outburst since their formation in 2008, Backtrack have become one of the most formidable forces in hardcore today. Driven by a salty East Coast grit and purist punk tenets, Backtrack distills hardcore down to its fiery essence one riff at a time.
The yet-to-be-titled album is slated for release in fall of 2017.
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