After several decades, beloved hardcore gurus Chokehold finally released a new song.

“Hardcore was built on our collective discomfort with society, but it now seems that it’s promoting more dissatisfaction among ourselves,” said vocalist Chris Logan in a press release. “In a way, we are losing sight of what this is supposed to be about and how we should be treating each other. Political discussion in hardcore is becoming stagnant over the fear of alienation over the difference of opinion. While the world is falling apart around us, we are happy to cut and paste and copy and share our revolution blindly because we are too busy internalizing, shaming, and collecting hardcore toys. No more us versus us; it’s us versus them.”

Preorder the new record, With This Thread I Hold On, now. Look for it out April 19.

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