Punk rockers rejoice: THE CASUALTIES, the voice of the disenfranchised, the disillusioned and the dispossessed on this planet, have released new, Lewis Smithingham-directed video for ‘My Blood. My Life. Always Forward., the track off their latest recording ‘Resistance’, released through Season Of Mist in September 2012. ‘Resistance’ can be streamed in full here (BandCamp) and below and ordered from here (Season Of Mist e-shop) or here (THE CASUALTIES shop):
“[Explained and advised the label:] These street fighters are still angry and their album. ‘Resistance’ takes up their fight against injustice, police brutality and the corporate onslaught. ‘Resistance’ fuels the anger of undiluted raw punk with crunchy riffs and anthemic chants, coupled with the precise energy from thrash and a melodic dose of rock. Kick it!”
Formed in 1990 in New York City eying the golden era of street punk embodied by THE EXPLOITED, SEX PISTOLS, CHARGED and GBH, THE CASUALITIES released eight full-lengths, three EPs and three live albums to date. The initial lineup consisted of Colin and Jorge on vocals, Yureesh on drums, Hank on guitar, and Mark on bass. Their first longplayer, British punk-influenced 1997's ‘For The Punx’, was followed by ‘Underground Army’ a year later and ‘Stay Out Of Order’ came next in 2000. ‘Die Hards’ followed quickly in 2001 and THE CASUALITIES did not disappoint with their 2004' ‘On The Frontline’. 2006's ‘Under Attack’, described as “rowdy, rampant and frantic” by AllMusic reviewer Jason MacNeil, entered the U.S. Billboard Top 200 albums chart at number 199. The band's eight full-length and their fourth issued on Side One Dummy Records, ‘We Are All We Have’, came next in 2009.
THE CASUALITIES features: Jorge Herrera - lead vocals, Rick Lopez – vocals and bass, Jake Kolatis – vocals and guitar and Marc “Meggers” Eggers – drums