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Mediaskare Records signs Reformers

Thursday, February 06, 2014 1:19 PM PT

Official press release:

Mediaskare Records is pleased to announce the addition of California's Reformers to its roster of artists. The band's first Mediaskare release will be their debut full-length album 'Abolish', which is set to hit stores and digital retailers on April 29th. A lyric video for the track "Belligerence", which will appear on the album, has been posted online and can be seen at here:

"More and more you see people adopting the mantra, "Negative Minded", or, "Stay Negative", but why?" stated front man Andrew Backlin when speaking about "Belligerence". Adding, "Hate saturates your very being, taking what was once joy, and extinguishing any hope for a future. Life has it's valley's, don't get us wrong, but there is so much beauty in this gift called life that we have been given. Choose to live in hate, and soon that is all you will see, it clouds your vision, preventing true joy from even being possible. This song is our response to people who choose to live in hate, letting it sap any part of life worth living, and for what? The satisfaction of feeling justified for past situations? Tomorrow is a new day, love life, forgive people, move on, happiness is not out of your reach."

'Abolish' was self-recorded with additional vocal production from the famed Jeremy Reeves of production group The Stereotypes and mixed by Kyle Black (Comeback Kid). The album also features guest appearances from members of Winds of Plague, Impending Doom, and The Great Commission. When asked why they chose to title the album 'Abolish', the band responded "We see injustice happen every day, some of us being trapped in a chokehold by it, others being the cause of it. It seems as if our culture has taught us to accept these things as the social/political/spiritual norm, leaving little room for one to questions whether or not things could be different, whether or not they could be free...or whether or not they could change the world. We chose the title 'Abolish' as a battle cry. To abolish is to completely do away with something, to end it completely."

"This album is our response to the injustice that we see around us. Instead of believing what we are taught from our culture, ("Thing's will never change", "This is just how the world goes round"), we wanted to question to status quo, approach the giant, and see if it were really as immovable as we were told. The album deals with many different injustices, each of them being things that we would like to see come to a complete end. We are all born to change this world that we live in, will we have the strength, courage and fortitude to abolish that which causes injustice?"

'Abolish' track listing:

01. Reform
02. Reckless American (feat. Johnny Plague of Winds of Plague)
03. Hooked
04. Abomination
05. Commercialized Genocide
06. Greed Machine
07. Eliminate The Sickness
08. Belligerence
09. PNP (feat. Justin Singh of The Great Commission)
10. Lipserver
11. Turn It Around
12. Last One Standing (feat. Brooke Reeves of Impending Doom)


2/6/2014 1:58:23 PM
pssy gays, stay negative

2/6/2014 1:59:25 PM
Shit sounds like Linkin Park

2/6/2014 2:00:02 PM
Typical pretentious Christian bullshit

2/6/2014 2:05:55 PM
heard about this last summer. old newz

2/6/2014 2:12:12 PM
Not a fan of the religious stuff but seen these guys a number of times. Good shows, solid dudes. Happy for 'em.

2/6/2014 2:14:16 PM

2/6/2014 2:40:34 PM
Yet another shitty xtian band.
Also, people are negative because the world sucks.
Look around you.

2/6/2014 3:13:59 PM
Reformers...a licky boom boom down

2/6/2014 4:34:10 PM
Reformers...a licky boom boom down

Hahahaha YES!

2/6/2014 5:36:33 PM
If you hate a band just for being Christian, you are about as ignorant as it gets. Everyone walks the world differently and if they aren't hurting you or damaging anything then move on. Don't let your unnecessary hate cloud your mind. I'm not a believer yet I couldn't think of a more deserving group of dudes. They are some of the most stand up men I've had the pleasure of touring with.

2/6/2014 7:31:38 PM
Oh Reformers are just the best!

2/6/2014 9:10:14 PM
nu metal gay shit.

2/6/2014 11:09:13 PM
Stay negative, gays

2/6/2014 11:40:38 PM
that charley guy is hot!!!

2/7/2014 11:40:07 AM
does anyone know what this song is called? it sounds so great and i want to know?

2/7/2014 11:43:08 AM
Pretty wack. The intro had a chance, then the vocals killed it. In a bad way. Then I started falling asleep. Boring

2/8/2014 3:56:13 PM
Oh Mediaskare is just great! they are a record label that puts out music that some people like. It's great that this label exists so that some bands have help putting out there albums!

2/10/2014 8:12:22 AM

2/11/2014 12:54:08 PM
dudes who are way into fake drums with a variety of filters and backwards cymbals are stoked.

2/11/2014 1:24:12 PM
screw positivity. i'd rather hate on every band ever regardless of talent. (Drops Mic - Nick Cannon style)