Trail of Lies: Syracuse Hardcore Beasts Announce ‘Only the Strong’ Album, Drop Title Track

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It's been a few years since we got new music from Trail of Lies, so it's a pleasure to help announce that they're returning with fresh material.

The Syracuse, New York-based hardcore band will be releasing their sophomore album, Only the Strong, in July. The 11-track collection was produced by producer Andy Nelson (Harm's Way, Gates to Hell) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, Illinois and features guest performances from Danny Diablo (Crown of Thornz, Skarhead), Scott Vogel (Terror, Buried Alive), Sebastian Paba (Regulate), and Aldo Felix (Section H8, Skinhead).

Trail of Lies formed in 2011 and their most recent release was 2019's Fearless single, which was the follow-up to the previous year's W.A.R., their debut album.

Check out the title track to Only the Strong below:

Trail of Lies vocalist Tom Damiano shared the following about the upcoming LP:

Only the Strong is an album that is meant to be an exploration of what it means to be strong. In both our world and music, we are constantly bombarded with images and expectations of success that are pre-defined and pre-determined by institutions that don’t give a fuck about you or your well-being. Each member of the band, in their own unique way, have spent the last 5 years cultivating our respective ‘strongest’ selves, and I think that shines through on this record – it’s still us, just stronger. Being strong is so much more than the physical manifestation of someone’s body – real strength is a mindset that allows a person to constantly adapt and evolve into newer and better versions of yourself. 

"Each song on the record is a testament to different forms of strength. Some songs are about how being strong means not giving up despite everyone trying to tell you you can’t do something – while others are about how strength is an investment in rejecting institutions and people who profit off of the destruction of our earth and humanity. In any context, the record is ultimately about improvement, and that as a band, but more importantly human beings, we want to associate with people who feel and act the same.”

Only the Strong will be out on July 19th via Triple B Records (pre-order).

Trail of Lies tour dates:
May 18th - New Kensington, PA @ Preserving Underground w/Drain/Terror/Scowl/End It
May 19th - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Monarch w/Drain/Terror/Scowl/End It/Regulate/Madball
May 21st - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda w/Drain/Terror/Scowl/End It
May 22nd - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall w/Drain/Terror/Scowl/End It
August 3rd - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall - This Is Hardcore Festival
September 22nd - Worcester, MA @ Palladium - New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

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