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There’s a class of common people, of workers, across borders, beliefs, nationalities, colors and genders that stands for human rights in constant opposition to autocrats, bankers and corrupted politicians. There’s a Class of Nations“.
With a clear statement THE OFFENDERS introduce their 8th full lenght CLASS OF NATIONS out in November 2019 on Long Beach Records Europe. The album represents a change in the band’s sound, adding to their offbeat trademark a more straight-in-the-face streetpunk sound combined with folk elements, using for the first time ever in their carreer a mandolin as lead instrument alongside punk distorted guitar and fast upbeat tempo. As they always did in nearly 15 years of activity, THE OFFENDERS still have a say about nowadays society and politics, as revealed in the opening track „Rose Thorn“ (feat.Frankie McLaughlin / THE RUMJACKS), a working class anthem standing against all profits that corrupted politicians made upon their lies selling out the future of the workers; the itchy feeling under skin that never goes away properly like having a rose thorn right under skin that you can’t pull out.
„Marchez“ for example, the first single to be released before the album drops, in which the EU crysis and the rising of far right movements should be confronted by common people the way it happened in Spain during the 1930’s in the civil war in opposition to the fascist regime.
Alongside politics and streetlife we still find some private toughts and reflections like in „Evils Cry Sometimes“ or „Chaos FM“. On the other hand THE OFFENDERS never miss to also bring the joy and excitement of life into focus. The tracks „Moshpit“ or „Rise &Shine“ are a step into a slight new direction while nevertheless still sticking to the band’s attitude, traditions and beliefs.
Far from being an unknown artist, THE OFFENDERS played zillions of shows during their carreer. The list of bands they shared the stage with is vast and long and depicts their ability to enthusiate fans from different genres. Just to mention a few, they already appeared with bands such as: Bad Religion, NoFx, Korn, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Feine Sahne Fischfilet, Aggrolites, Good Riddance, Toy Dolls, Madball, Irie Revolteés, The Real McKenzies, Jaya The Cat, Buster Shuffle, and many many more.
CLASS OF NATIONS is an important record for THE OFFENDERS as it marks a new era in the band’s carreer that embraces the tradtion, heritage and handmade legacy from the last fifeteen years on the one hand while it adds a new dimension to the band’s identity and artisitc profile on the other hand infusing folk and streetpunk elements giving the total sound a new, enthusiastic profile that will guarantee singalongs raised fists when THE OFFENDERS will paint cities all over Europe red with their accomplished live sets.
Be ready forThe new OFFENDERS with their new album CLASS OF NATIONS!