Political punks Anti-Flag have announced they will be returning to the UK later tis year to play Blackpool’s punk extravaganza known as Rebellion Festival.
The news coincides with the announcement that their tenth full-length record, ‘American Spring’ will be released in the UK through on Spinefarm Records this spring.
The band made the following announcement:
“We are excited to announce that our tenth full-length record will be released on Spinefarm Records this spring. There is no shortage of fodder for a new record of commentary on the social and political climate in 2015: endless wars, the new Jim Crow and American injustice, corprotocracy, environmental coup d’état, the surveillance state, loss, grief and anxiety. We hope that these songs can grant us solace in a seemingly hopeless era.
"It has been frustrating to see much punk rock music —and music in general— quiet in the face of so many atrocities that are taking place around the world. This record is not quiet. If you are disillusioned with the status quo, these songs are for you. The American Spring is now.”
The album is produced by AWOLNATION’s Kenny Carkeet, Jim Kaufman (Funeral For A Friend, Skindred, Helmet) and Anti-Flag. It will also feature a cameo from Tim Armstrong of Rancid, who appears on the song ‘Brandenburg Gate’, while Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is featured on ‘Without End’.
Further details about the album will be announced soon.