Red Son

Red Son

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A backdrop of relentlessly crushing hardcore teeming with unapologetic social and political commentary.

Biography

Much like the mythical phoenix of their hometown's namesake, Red Son rose triumphantly from the desert ashes of influential hardcore band "Where Eagles Dare." This new group of heavy-hitting hardcore alum (also including an ex-member of Phoenix's "Obskurity") continues to push the uncompromising punk rock/DIY ethic tattooed on their souls with an independently released full-length album, 7", and now a new EP. With influences as diverse as Black Sabbath and Snapcase, Red Son creates a breed of hardcore all its own. They blend devastatingly crushing riffs alongside socially and politically conscious lyrics - equal parts "Mosh it up!" and "Wake up!"

The band released their latest effort, "Forget The Rhetoric", on September 11th, 2009. Produced by Arizona's own Byron Filson at Villain Recordings (Misery Index, North Side Kings, Landmine Marathon, etc), the new EP contains this quartet's heaviest and most ambitious work to date. Newcomer Jesse Mitchell hits the ground running on this, his debut release, and never lets up. Rounding out the rhythm section is Paul Dominguez and his pummeling low-end while axe-men Craig Gurka and Josh Kirchner complete this musical powerhouse.

Regarding the theme and title of the record, the band has issued the following statement: "In this exhibition we will be using the term 'rhetoric' in the classic sense. That would be 'the art of influencing the thought and conduct of an audience.'" Red Son are welcoming you to think for yourself and embrace the storm at any cost.

It's been said that "they would rather incinerate the envelope than push it." Try grabbing a copy of Red Son's new EP, "Forget The Rhetoric", and deciding for yourself...

Lyrics

The Dry Season

Written By: Red Son

The Dry Season
this dry and thirsty ground parched by relentless sun supposedly is found a source for life but i find none this earth cracked and barren no hope for hope no way of nurturing no suitable soil for roots to take hold this is the place we find ourselves we miss the rain so much - so much the closest we get to any downpour are these words i spit across the sky and it's a downpour that we need in the dryest season we've ever seen torrential flooding might cleanse this thirst wash away this filth bring us back to life torrential flooding might cleanse this thirst wash away this filth bring us back to life bring it down parched by relentless sun cracked and barren no hope for hope parched by relentless sun cracked and barren no hope for hope

Birth Right

Written By: Red Son

Birth Right
another chance to seize the day another chance to go for broke a chance to face what we don't know face off with the dead and dreary every person has that choice to fight for your own self determination in a system created to whitewash but i'm holding on i won't let go to who i am and what i know side by side next to you with open arms we're staying true to this struggle against the mundane this struggle against the mundane and maybe names fall by the wayside but every smiling face every memory every time we've overthrown the impossible by being the people we were born to be is burned into my mind by a fire as old as the first awakened soul and i will not let this die i will not let this die and fan the smoldering ash until this phoenix rises again in the glory of this day

One Sided Saviour

Written By: Red Son

One Sided Saviour
the only change i see is the mask worn by a figurehead of the same old regime new angles, reversed roles one side's - saviour another's anti-christ bi-partisan charades classic diversion strategy now we're caught up in a hazy fog of wishful thunking a feeling of such entitlement from the hands that feed themselves there's no fucking way that the playing field's been leveled no fucking way misrepresented masses you don't speak for me all they want is every resource and everyone enslaved by complacency take, horde, gluttonous excess choke on it and keep selling the lie class war is still in full effect class war is still in your face the only change i see is the mask worn by the figurehead of that same old regime still waiting still hoping for a change still waiting still hoping for a change still waiting we're all still hoping for change

Forget the Rhetoric

Written By: Red Son

Forget the Rhetoric
how many times can we say the same thing restate idea's inscribed in our soul funny thing is nothing's changed except the faces that are still barely listening this overwhelming frustration of watching everyone you love let this world get the best of them myself included it's not too much to bear but it does try my patience it leaves my spirit weary and yet i keep repeating and falling on my face but i'm coming back around to the foundation that's brought me this far has been my anchor tried and true re-energize what i feel inside i am re-newed forget the rhetoric and let your heart sing that honest song that's been carried through countless generations whether or not the realization dawns in your eyes it's all up to you whether or not the realization dawns in your eyes it's all up to you

Wash Over Me

Written By: Red Son

Wash Over Me
this imminent storm already pounding on my head searching for a break in the clouds caged in by these elements i've never known for this uncertain protection giving away what's mine by right for something as trivial as creature comforts let it go let it all go not a drop has traced my brow yet the effects of this impending destruction unseen, unheard fear manipulating the imagination has washed away - washed away these liberties we've come to take for granted so focused on a storm that's never seen let the storm wash over me we won't be manipulated by fear

Discography

'Forget The Rhetoric' EP 2009, Available on itunes, emusic, rhapsody, amazon. Streaming mp3s: www.myspace.com/redsonmusic
www.purevolume.com/redsonphx
'Set Everything In Motion' LP 2007
'Red Son' EP
2006

Set List

'The Dry Season'
'Birth Right'
'The Blackest Nobility'
'One Sided Saviour'
'Wash Over Me'
'Toppling Statues'