Hamilton, Ontario veteran hardcore act Chokehold have announced their return with a new LP due out this spring. To coincide with the announcement, the band has released a new track titled "2.0," which you can stream here:
"2.0 is a song about the hardcore community and the use of social media to tear down like-minded individuals within it," says vocalist Chris Logan.
"Hardcore was built on our collective discomfort with society, but it now seems that it's promoting more dissatisfaction among ourselves. 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."
With This Thread I Hold On will be released on April 19, 2019, via Good Fight Music. Pre-orders are live now. "2.0" is also available as an iTunes instant grat track. Fans who pre-order the LP on iTunes will receive the song as an instant download.
With This Thread I Hold On track listing:
3. Profit Over People
6. No Shelter