Earth Crisis, Snapcase & Strife To Release New ‘California Takeover’ Live Album In October


In a new joint interview with No Echo, Snapcase vocalist Daryl Taberski and Strife guitarist Andrew Kline discussed their upcoming East Coast shows together with Earth Crisis, their forthcoming three-way live album and the prospect of some new material, among other things.

Last year Earth Crisis, Snapcase and Strife resurrected their ‘The California Takeover‘ tour, performing a pair of shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles last February. This year they will bring that bill to the East Coast for a pair of shows in October that include:

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10/08 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom (feat. Buried Alive & Restraining Order)
10/09 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (feat. Fixation & Envision)

As they did back in the mid-90s when they first launched the ‘takeover’ trek, Earth Crisis, Snapcase and Strife recorded their performances for a live album. Their February 23rd, 2020 live performances in Los Angeles, CA were captured for that forthcoming release, which will be out in October. Kline told No Echo of that:

“When we announced the West Coast shows, our old friend Aaron Bruno (Awolnation) approached us about recording the show for a new California Takeover record. His old band, Insurgence, actually played night 2 of the original California Takeover at the Showcase Theatre.

I reached out to all of the bands and every agreed to make it happen. The record was produced by Aaron Bruno and Eric Stenman and engineered and mixed by Eric Stenman. My good friend, Arthur Rizk (Sumerlands, Cold World), mastered the record. I tapped Linas Garsys to do the art and the record will feature a 24X36 poster as well.”

He continued:

“The new record features 4 songs from each band, and like the original features some in between song banter. The set list is totally different, and features songs from across all three band’s discographies. The Return of the California Takeover is set to be released at the end of October on WAR Records. I couldn’t be more excited to be releasing a record like this on my label!”

Meanwhile, when quizzed about the possibility of more new Snapcase material, Taberski offered:

“…We’ve put together some new songs (or parts of new songs) over the years but haven’t stuck with it enough to complete them and go into the studio. Some of us also have other projects/endeavors that we’re working on.”

Back in 2018 the band debuted their first new track in sixteen years while performing live in their hometown of Buffalo, NY. That song is titled “Spike Up Your Tone” and footage of its first live airing can be found here.

The discussion also saw Kline asked about Strife‘s future music plans. He revealed that the group have already begun work on a new album and hope to have it finished by the year’s end.

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