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 will essentially put a close to this successful album’s touring cycle with the “Wrath of Sanity” headlining North American tour. This stellar bill, which kicks off on April 22nd, also features such acclaimed acts as First Blood and Thick As Blood. The trek will also hit The New England Metal and Hardcore festival and conclude at the California Metalfest. Be sure to visit http://www.myspace.com/earthcrisis
to view their complete touring itinerary.
Longtime drummer Dennis Merrick will only be playing the first four shows and will be replaced by Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) for the remainder of the tour. Hurley further states: “Earth Crisis is one of my favorite bands ever. They are the reason why I am vegan and straight edge. The origins of most of my philosophical/political beliefs come from them introducing me to a whole new way of thinking. When I was asked to fill in on the upcoming tour, I was beyond stoked. It felt like being called up to the major league, and I think that this will be the most fun I will have on a tour. Be sure to come check it out because this is a band whose songs beat in my heart and who have never forgotten how to write brutally awesome songs.”