Newly signed to Rise Above Records, Axegrinder will release “Satori” tomorrow, into a world that seems every bit as fucked up and bleak as the one they angrily assailed first time round. Before the album is released however, you can listen to the entire thing courtesy of PunkNews HERE.
“Satori”, is the second full-length Axegrinder album and the band’s first in 29 years. A jaw-shattering tour-de-force of razor-sharp riffing, insistent muscular grooves and cacophonous industrial scree, it’s much more than a simple upgrade for the duo’s immortal sound: recorded at their own studio with zero outside interference, it’s a wholesale re-invention, as the passion and fury of nearly three decades erupts through some of the sharpest, hardest-hitting songs you’ll hear this millennium.
“We have entered an age of hate and intolerance that thrives under a flag of ignorance proudly being waved by politicians,” Trev states. “It’s the old cliché of ‘divide and rule’. Unfortunately, clichés are clichés because they’re true. There’s still an element of politics but a lot more personal stuff on this album. It’s been 30 years since the last album and although we still hold strong with a lot of the sentiments of our youth, we can’t truthfully say we agree with everything we had to say back then. We’re not in our twenties anymore so we now have life experiences to write about too.”
Back with a vengeance and more powerful than ever before, Axegrinder are already planning their next move. We can only hope the world is ready.
PRE-ORDER ‘SATORI’ HERE.