Living Wreckage—featuring members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act of Defiance, Death Ray Vision, Downpour and Let Us Prey—has released its debut single and video, “Breaking Point.”
“It’s basically a middle finger to the powers that be and to the people that blindly follow them to whatever doom awaits,” saidvocalist Jeff Gard, who is known for his work as frontman for Massachusetts-based hardcore band Death Ray Vision. “Whether it’s politics, the media or people you know, there seems to be a recurring theme of fear and everything ‘hitting the fan.’ ‘Breaking Point’ is about how it is going to happen one way or another so screw it.”
The “Breaking Point” video was produced by Jarvis and DEƎM at Punchdance Studios. Watch it below. The “Breaking Point” single is available via digital providers at www.livingwreckage.com.
With Living Wreckage, guitarist Jon Donais (Anthrax/Shadows Fall), guitarist Matt LeBreton (Downpour), bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Act of Defiance), drummer Jon Morency (Let Us Prey) and Gard have blended the spirit of the ‘80s with a modern sound, resulting in a high-energy hybrid of hard rock and metal, that sits between Skid Row and Pantera, according to a press release.
Although Donais has played guitar beside Bachand since the inception of Shadows Fall in 1996, Living Wreckage sees Bachand trading the six string for the four string, with LeBreton sharing the band’s dueling leads with Donais. For his part, vocalist Gard alternates a John Bush-esque style with classic Pantera-style roars, completing the quintet’s modernized homage to its influences.
The debut album from Living Wreckage was produced and engineered by Shane Frisby (Unearth, Bury Your Dead) and mixed by Pete Rutcho (Revocation, Falling in Reverse), and is slated for release this year.
The band is in the process of lining up live shows (COVID permitting). Confirmed dates so far are May 29 at Geraldines in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and June 26 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey.
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