New York hardcore stalwarts Burn recently announced Do or Die, their first new full-length album in over 15 years. Today, the band have offered up the first taste of the highly-anticipated full-length: "Ill Together," a four-and-a-half minute rager which ushers — or more accurately, shoves — their black-and-blue, tried-but-true 1990s hardcore into 2017, largely thanks to the board wizards behind the scenes."Ill Together," along with the rest of the 10-track LP, was engineered by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (Kvelertak, Nails, Code Orange Kids) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Public Enemy, Sonic Youth). Listen below, and pre-order Do or Die here ahead of its September 8 release via Deathwish.
Do or Die marks the second release from Burn since they reconvened in 2015, and follows last year's aptly-titled EP From the Ashes. While the group never officially disbanded, they've had a long history of stops and starts over their 28-year career: an off-again, on-again approache owed, ostensibly, its members' numerous side projects (most notably Orange 9mm and Quicksand, co-founded by vocalist Chaka Malik and drummer Alan Cage, respectively). Malik and guitarist Gavin Van Vlack are the sole remaining original members in Burn's current lineup; Drummer Abbas Muhammad and bassist Tyler Krupsky enlisted last year.
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