Crossover band Power Trip, who are set to drop their new album Nightmare Logic on February 24, 2017 via Southern Lord, are now streaming another new single called, “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe).” Nightmare Logic was produced by Arthur Rizk, engineered by Arthur Rizk and Matthew Barnhart, and mastered by Joel Grind.

The band have also revealed plans for the first leg of their 2017 North American tour supporting their forthcoming sophomore release, which includes several dates with Iron Reagan.

The band’s Riley Gale elaborates how the song was written in relation to “Christian European countries where it was common for the person sentenced to death to have a chance to repent. If they did, they were given a bag of coins, silver or alike. For if they were particularly vile or the executioner felt lazy, it may take more than one swing of that axe to get that person’s head off and that kind of death is certainly one you’d want to be as painless as possible.

“Hence, the ‘Executioner’s Tax’ to ensure a strong, lights out kinda death. It’s more subtly an allegory about that being the motive for a lot of people these days and how the people that feed and heal us (The Executioner and The Priest). They love to get us addicted, fat, sick – so they can feed us, medicate us and nearly quite literally kill many of us. We pay for pleasure of making it taste good or being numb to it all. We are all slowly paying our way out and our lives are built around the Executioner’s Tax – hopefully going out quick and easy. We subconsciously crave for our end, a spoiled one.”

Nightmare Logic Track Listing:

01. Soul Sacrifice
02. Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)
03. Firing Squad
04. Nightmare Logic
05. Waiting Around To Die
06. Ruination
07. If Not Us Then Who
08. Crucifixation

Tour Dates:

02/24 – Walter’s – Houston, TX *
02/25 – Siberia – New Orleans, LA *
02/26 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL *
02/27 – Kings – Raleigh, NC *
02/28 – Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
03/01 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD *
03/02 – Webster Hall’s Marlin Room – New York, NY *
03/03 – Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA *
03/04 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH *
03/05 – The Studio at Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
03/07 – Once Ballroom – Somerville, MA *
03/08 – Les Foufounes Électriques – Montreal, QC *
03/09 – Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON *
03/10 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON *
03/11 – Marble Bar – Detroit, MI *
03/12 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL *
03/13 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN *
03/14 – Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA *
03/16 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO *
03/17 – 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK *
03/25 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX *
03/26 – South by So What? – Dallas, TX
03/27 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM #
03/28 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO #
03/29 – Beehive Social Club – Salt Lake City, UT #
03/30 – WavePOP House – Boise, ID #
03/31 – Real Art Tacoma, The Deal – Tacoma, WA #
04/01 – Astoria – Vancouver, BC #
04/02 – Analog Theater – Portland, OR ^
04/04 – Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA !^
04/06 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA !#
04/07 – The Ritz – San Jose, CA !^
04/08 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA !^
04/10 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA !^
04/11 – Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ !^
04/12 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ !^

* – w/ Iron Reagan
# – w/ Destruction Unit and Primal Rite
^ – w/ Destruction Unit
! – w/ Mizery

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