NewsSeptember 13, 2022 2:15 PM ET2,937 views

R.A.M.B.O. sign to Relapse Records, debut single

'Defy Extinction' will be the band's first full length in 16 years

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Official press release: 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based hardcore punk legends R.A.M.B.O. return and sign to Relapse Records for the November 4th release of Defy Extinction, the band's first full-length album since 2006! The cover art, track listing, preorders, and more have been posted along with a video for the album's lead single and title track.

R.A.M.B.O. unites drummer Jared Shavelson (The Hope Conspiracy, None More Black, Paint It Black), guitarist Andy Wheeler (Reagan Squad), bassist Bull Gervasi (Policy Of Three, Four Hundred Years), and notorious 1990s-2000s Philly punk scene promoter Tony Croasdale on vocals.


They might have gone out at the top of their game but now, fifteen years later, R.A.M.B.O. is back with their aptly titled new album, Defy Extinction. This is not a nostalgia trip, or an attempt at recapturing past glory; R.A.M.B.O. has their sights trained on the present. On these sixteen tracks of pounding, epic, crust-infused hardcore punk and beatdowns, R.A.M.B.O. is imploring you to believe in science, fight authoritarianism, and most of all Defy Extinction!

Vocalist Tony Croasdale states:

"R.A.M.B.O. is stoked to announce that our new album will be released, excuse me, unleashed, on Relapse Records on November 4th. With a local connection and global reach, Relapse makes perfect sense for R.A.M.B.O. We have known folks at Relapse for a long time, starting when Bull and I put on Brutal Truth and other shows in West Philly warehouses twenty-five years ago, and it continues with our friends on staff and in active bands in the label now. Defy Extinction is a love letter to people and wildlife. The beauty of humanity and nature is worth fighting for."



Defy Extinction tracklist:
1. River Of Birds
2. Who Let The Sheepdogs Out?
3. Authorities > Authority
4. The End Is Nye
5. Imperialist Pigs In Space
6. Cattle Tyrant
7: Q: And Children? A: Real Children
8. Love And Science 1
9. Judas Goat
10. Defy Extinction
11. Outlive The Bastards
12. CH@D
13. Blizzard Brigade
14. Love And Science 2
15. New World Vultures
16. Biomass
17. YouTube Disasters

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