EARTH CRISIS Guitarist Interviewed By METAL ASSAULT

On May 25, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with guitarist Scott Crouse of reunited hardcore legends EARTH CRISIS. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below.

EARTH CRISIS' chugging riffs and barked declarations served as the mouthpiece of America's militant vegan, straight-edge movement throughout the '90s, detailing the ideas of animal and human liberation, drug-free living and personal empowerment through hardcore music. The group has continued along this path of breaking new ground, constantly working and reaching more people spreading their message to the masses.

After a lengthy hiatus, the band reformed in 2008 to the delight of the hardcore genre. They soon produced the vicious new offering, "To The Death", that undoubtedly proved that they have never been stronger from both songwriting and musicianship perspectives.

EARTH CRISIS essentially put a close to this successful album's touring cycle with the "Wrath of Sanity" headlining North American tour. This stellar bill, which kicked off on April 22, also featured such acclaimed acts as FIRST BLOOD and THICK AS BLOOD. The trek also hit the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival and concluded at the California Metalfest.

Longtime drummer Dennis Merrick only played the first four shows and was replaced by Andy Hurley (FALL OUT BOY) for the remainder of the tour.

"To The Death" was released on May 5, 2009 via Century Media Records (April 20 in Europe). The self-produced CD was recorded at Castle Recording Studios in Utica, New York and was mixed by Tue Madsen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, THE HAUNTED). Artwork for the effort was handled by Paul Romano (MASTODON, GODFLESH).

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