Tuesday, October 16, 2012
STRIFE's Andrew Kline Discusses Comeback Album 'Witness A Rebirth', Working With Iggor Cavalera, Hard Core Music & Upcoming Plans!
Some bands leave such an impression on fans that, even after two decades, their sound still resonates deep and wide. STRIFE is one of them, and once again tapping into the energy that has kept listeners interested for 21 years.
After touring the world recently, they decided it was time to unleash a NEW batch of songs after 11 years of recording silence. Their newest album, 'Witness A Rebirth', will finally be released on November 6th via 6131 records.
With producer Nick Jett (Terror, Rotting Out, Backtrack) at the helm, STRIFE recruited friend and previous collaborator, Iggor Cavalera (founding member of Sepultura and currently in Cavalera Conspiracy) to perform drums for the album and traveled to Brazil to record with him. Soon after, they returned to California and put the rest of the pieces into place, including guest vocals by Billy Graziadei (Biohazard) and Scott Vogel (Terror), plus a guitar solo by Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy). The rest serves as a testament to their talent, bridging their past (especially the contemporary Hardcore sound. 'Witness A Rebirth' is at once both refreshing and evocative.
We recently had the chance to speak with with the bands main song writer and guitarist Andrew Kline about the bands comeback album 'Witness A Rebirth', as well ass collaborating with some of the most talented musicians in Heavy Music. Additionally, we discussed the state of Hard Core music and the STRIFE's future plans! Watch it, spread it, and 'Witness A Rebirth'!
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