We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Full Scale Riot’s new album Empower (listen below), which is scheduled to be released on November 25th through Eulogy Recordings. You can purchase the album here. The band will self-release a vinyl version in 2017.
Full Scale Riot vocalist BJ Allen comments:
“While the partisan media tells us to pick a side, all of our pockets are being picked, and all of our rights are being stripped. Now that its obvious we are being played. What are we going to do about it? The album is entitled ’empower’ because it is part of a bigger conversation. How will mankind empower itself?”
Comprised of guitarist Tim McMurtie (ex-M.O.D., Rhythm Trip), vocalist BJ Allen, bassist Jeff Wood (Shat, ex-M.O.D., ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan live), and drummer Evan Rossiter, Full Scale Riot follows up their Depopulation EP with the politically-motivated empower, delivering nearly a half-hour of their volatile punk/thrash-fueled hardcore. The album showcases new strengths in their songwriting and delivery, and perpetuates an even-keeled and intellectual batch of socio-politically-fueled tracks, the music wrought with angst and the lyrics focusing on a more forward-thinking society.
Recorded to 2” tape at Trax East Recording Studio (Misfits, Turmoil, Hatebreed), engineered and co-produced by Eric Rachel with assistance from Eric Kovortec, Full Scale Riot’s empower features a widespread network of guests, including Jimmy Gestapo (Murphy’s Law), rapper Chris Rivers (son of the late great rapper Big Pun), Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Misfits), and Tsarina Romanoff, in addition to the uplifting guitar tracks from blues/rock/reggae/soul singer/multi-instrumentalist and activist Ben Harper on “Game Face.”