Official press release:
Richmond-based Friend Or Foe has hooked up with Flatspot Records for the release of their newly-completed Foe EP this August.
Following Friend Or Foe‘s 2012 Know Your Rights EP on Reaper Records/Solid Bond Records and 2014 Outsider EP on Triple B Records, Foe sees the straightedge hardcore/punk outfit at their best yet. Packing five new tracks onto their third EP, the band’s undeniable NYHC influences see the band delivering coalescing the inspiration of Breakdown, Sick Of It All, Killing Time, Agnostic Front, and the like with their own hard-hitting, energetic flow. Foe was recorded in the Winter and Spring months of 2016 at Studio F12 by Sam Deyerle and mastered by Mike Reaves, and features art by Steven Kulesza.
Flatspot Records will release Friend Or Foe‘s Foe EP on August 18th, but the label will issue a limited, pre-release cassette single on July 6th, bearing an advance of the track, “True –“ which features guest vocals by Jimmy Williams of Maximum Penalty — as well as an exclusive non-EP demo track on the B-side called “Invincible”.
Foe track listing:
1. “Foe: Paid The Price”
2. “Never Loosen Your Grip”
3. “Battle Scarred (Wardogs III)”
5. “Earn It”
Containing current/ex-members of Bracewar, Fire & Ice, Iron Boots, and more, Friend Or Foe has toured the East Coast US multiple times and Europe twice alongside the likes of Naysayer and Fire & Ice. The band has played at some of the world’s prime hardcore and punk festivals including United Blood Fest, Black & Blue Bowl, Sound & Fury, Ieper Fest, and others. The band will be touring regularly in the coming months surrounding the release of their third record, the Foe EP, and onward through the rest of the year, including shows in Richmond and NYC in July, as well as a set of five shows supporting Sick Of It All across the East Coast in September.
Friend Or Foe tour dates:
7/09 – Richmond, VA | Northside w/ Manipulate, Red Vision, New Solution
7/23 – New York, NY | Niagara (A7) w/ Countdown, Regulate, Heavy Chains (Dr. Know Benefit After Show)
9/07 – Pittsburgh, PA | The Rex Theatre *
9/08 – Cleveland, OH | Agora Ballroom *
9/09 – Detroit, MI | Majestic Cafe *
9/10 – Buffalo, NY | The Waiting Room *
9/11 – Clifton Park, NY | Trick Shot *
* = w/ Sick Of It All