Gagged By the Flag
- Artist: New Society of Anarchists
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/14/2004
Brotherhood and Unity. In a new scene that seems to despise togetherness and a united front, New Society of Anarchists doesn't let up on the message 'UNITE THE KIDS, UNITE THE SCENE'. We try to set a higher standard on ourselves so we can overcome the pettiness, the racism, the gangs, the trends, and the injustice that we get our noses rubbed in every day... New Society of Anarchists came together in 1990 when Zakk and Arlo (brothers) asked Jason (cousin) to start a band. They found a drummer and started setting up shows through out Milwaukee. In 93-94 they put out their first self-titled CD only to have it fall on deaf ears. Having creative difficulties, the drummer was dismissed. Disappointed but not discouraged, New Society of Anarchists pushed on, continuing to hone their misunderstood style of hardcore, thrash and punk. In '96 they put out 'SLAM! STOMP! MOSH! CRUSH!'. This powerful CD landed them a slot on the '96 VANS WARPED TOUR giving the band their first taste of the road and breaking them into the national circuit. After the WARPED TOUR, New Society of Anarchists went back into the studio to record 'RIOT GUN', the band's third release. Before 'RIOT GUN' was released, they dismissed the drummer because he was unable to tour... So the search for a drummer began. New Society of Anarchists had been in this position before. They knew they needed someone with a lot of heart and passion for music. Someone that felt a part of the family. Augie was playing in an upcoming local band. New Society of Anarchists liked his style so they stole him. Augie joined the band and right away Zakk, Arlo, and Jason could feel a reborn sense of untamed energy. So through out '97 and '98 New Society of Anarchists played the local circuit and toured independently throughout the U.S. After being on the road, New Society of Anarchists hit the studio in 1999 and put out a powerful and agressive CD entitled 'GAGGED BY THE FLAG'. This album had the energy and power the band was looking for with vocals in your face telling you like it is backed by 10 million watts of rage-driven music pounding it into your head like a jackhammer. New Society of Anarchists toured with 'GAGGED BY THE FLAG' throughout 1999 and 2000 making a name for themselves, playing hi-energy shows throughout the United States making a name where ever they could. New Society of Anarchists toured in 2001 independently and was chosen to go on tour with heavy music legends M.O.D. through the U.S. in support of their latest release 'THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE BRUTAL' produced by NYC hardcore legend BILLY MILANO of S.O.D./M.O.D. fame who has produced such legendary bands as M.O.D., AGNOSTIC FRONT, MERAUDER, SCAR CULTURE, etc. 'THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE BRUTAL' has received rave reviews from such sources as Rolling Stone Magazine calling it 'one of the best and heaviest albums to come out of the midwest in recent years' and Metal Maniacs Magazine stating the album's power to move listeners of heavy music. Several well-known icons have given 'THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE BRUTAL' great review including AGNOSTIC FRONT's Roger Miret, SICK OF IT ALL's Craig Satari, S.O.D./M.O.D.'s Billy Milano, as well as several others. In 2002 and 2003, New Society of Anarchists was chosen to be the supporting act for heavy music legends D.R.I. on their 20th anniversary tour '20 DIRTY ROTTEN YEARS' throughout the U.S. which has been one of the band's greatest accomplishment yet. Doing two consecutive U.S. tours with D.R.I. Stemming from the east coast to the west coast and back, New Society of Anarchists captured audiences nation-wide with their original brand of hard core making new friends and fans making a strong name for themselves like never before. New Society of Anarchists has just spent 4 months locked in the studio recording, mixing, and mastering new material for their new album entitled 'COME OUT SWINGIN'' which is by far the best and most brutal album the band has ever released. Already the band has received high praise and recognition for this CD from members of the hardcore, punk, and metal community as well as from fans worldwide. New Society of Anarchists is currently planning for the rest of the 2004 show / tour season in support of their new release. New Society of Anarchists doesn't pull any punches. They come direct and true. Hard from the streets they grew up on. Not tough guys, just working-class kids struggling to break free from the poverty and pain of the inner-city. Music is our salvation. Music is our release.
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