Extinction A.D. release aggravating new single ‘Culture of Violence’ on album release day

Extinction A.D. stream aggravated new single ‘Culture of Violence’ on album release day

European tour dates announced

Culture of Violence album out today via Unique Leader

Photo credit: Pieter van den Berg

US metal band Extinction A.D. have unveiled their aggravated new single ‘Culture of Violence’, taken from their brand new album, Culture of Violence, out today, 18th March, via Unique Leader.

On the new single, the band comment: “This was the last song we completed for the album and it summed up the themes of the entire project so cohesively, that we decided to re-title the album to Culture of Violence, base the artwork around the song, make it the first track on the album and film a video as the final single to launch the same day as the album’s release.”

They continue: “The title track from the record, much like the video, is no frills, in your face and makes no apologies musically, lyrically or conceptually. The entire world answers to one determinant factor and that’s violence; both physical and mental.” 

Order Culture of Violence here: https://orcd.co/cultureofviolence

On the new record, Extinction A.D. comment: Culture Of Violence is the album we’ve been in the process of creating since 2015. This is the record where we can firmly say with confidence, ‘This is what XAD is all about!’ The recording and releasing process has always been behind our songwriting by a few years, so the previous material was outdated to us before we even went in to record it. On this album, we moulded ideas for years as well as the fact that we never stopped writing, so everything is fresh and capturing us in this moment. Musically, lyrically, thematically and visually, this record is a heavy experience and a savage interpretation of what we’ve all witnessed and experienced over the past few years.”

‘Culture of Violence’ follows previous singles ‘1992‘ and ‘Mastic‘. 

Formed in 2013 on Long Island US, Extinction A.D. are an intense metal band with modern power and frenetic energy. The band have released two full-lengths and two EPs, and have shared stages with the likes of ObituaryThy Art is MurderHavokFit For An Autopsy, TestamentSuicidal TendenciesExodus, KvelertakCattle Decapitation and more.

So many different worlds shaped this band; from writers like Alan Moore and George Orwell; lyricists like Wreak Havoc and Chuck D; to directors like Tarantino and John Carpenter. But musically, Extinction A.D. hook up a tube of early 90s era of metal into their veins. Not just bands like Machine Head and Pantera, but the often overlooked 90s offerings from TestamentSepultura and Slayer.

Thrashing just as hard as their predecessors, the band also break their surroundings down and deliver some heavy as hell riotous mosh; hitting that all-important sweet spot mixture of 80s thrash, 90s extreme metal and New York hardcore, all encompassed into their new LP.

Extinction A.D will tour the USA on a headline run with Rhythm of Fear throughout March, and with The Black Dahlia Murder and Cannibal Corpse throughout August. Dates below:

March (US)
18.3.22 – Upton, MA – Upton VFW
19.3.22 – Middletown, CT – Rednawa 
20.3.22 – Manchester, NH – Angel City Music Hall 
21.3.22 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place 
22.3.22 – Altoona, PA – McGarvey’s Bar
23.3.22 – Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
24.3.22 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
25.3.22 – Kearny, NJ – Jimmy’s Bar & Grill 
26.3.22 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
August (EU)
9.8.22 – Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival
10.8.22 – Vienna, AT – Szene (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
11.8.22 – Aschaffenburg, DE – Colos-Saal (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
12.8.22 – Trier, DE – Mergener Hof (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
16.8.22 – Poznan, PL – B17 (w/ Cannibal Corpse & The Black Dahlia Murder)
17.8.22 – Wroclaw, PL – A2 (w/ Cannibal Corpse & The Black Dahlia Murder)
18.8.22 – Jena, DE – F-Haus (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
20.8.22 – Essen, DE – Turock Open Air

Extinction A.D. are:
Vocals & Guitar – Rick Jimenez
Lead Guitar – Ian Cimaglia
Bass – Tom Wood
Drums – Mike Sciulara

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Track listing:

1. Culture of Violence
2. Dominion
3. Thirteen
4. Mastic
5. 1992
6. Heads Will Roll
7. Behind The Times
8. Star Spangled Banner
9. Praise the Fraud
10. National Disaster