Long Island, NY hardcore heavyweights, Stray From The Path, have announced their new album, Euthanasia will see release on September 9th via UNFD. The band have stated that Euthanasia is the darkest and heaviest work of the band’s career, drawing on challenging circumstances to create a record that pulls no punches sonically or lyrically.

Following the news, Stray From The Path have shared their vicious new single, “III.” The track follows early single “Guillotine”, and utilises the band’s signature blend of groove-laden guitar work, intricate-yet-pummelling drums, and socially-conscious lyricism – but now packing an ominously crushing chorus that demonstrates some of the brooding new atmospheric elements present on Euthanasia.

To be perfectly clear: there is no crime in this country where the punishment is execution on the spot extrajudicially by a cop. The idea of justice in this country is a f****** joke.

“Stray has always used our songs as an outlet to speak against oppression”, says the band. “It’s been close to 10 years, and now our third instalment of the Badge and a Bullet series entitled “III” has the same target. Policing in the United States has always been rooted in racism, hate and violence. Public funding for police departments has skyrocketed since the 1980s. The US now spends more than twice as much on police as it does on social welfare programs. Many major cities spend over a third of their budgets on police. Despite the hundreds of billions of federal, state & local money poured into police departments & the corrections industry every year, there is little oversight. The outcomes have been f****** horse s**t.

Over 1,000 people are killed every year by the police but despite comprising only 13% of the population, nearly half of all people killed by police are Black. Less than 1% of police officers who kill someone on the job are prosecuted.

To be perfectly clear: there is no crime in this country where the punishment is execution on the spot extrajudicially by a cop.

The idea of justice in this country is a f****** joke.

The only protecting and serving the police do in this country is protecting the wealthy, the powerful and capitalist interests while subjugating the marginalised and the working class.”

Stray From The Path release Euthanasia through UNFD on September 9th and you can pre-order your copy here.

Euthanasia Track Listing:

1. Needful Things
2. May You Live Forever
3. III
4. Guillotine
5. Chest Candy
6. Bread & Roses feat. Jesse Barnett
7. Law Abiding Citizen
8. The Salt In Your Spit
9. Neighborhood Watch
10. Ladder Work

Artwork for ‘Euthanasia’ by Stray From The Path
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I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.