Published Aug 30, 2010We filled you in back in April about a potential split seven-inch release between political punk prairie dogs Propagandhi and Torontonian thrash metal legends Sacrifice, but it was mainly just Propagandhi getting really excited about the idea. Now, release details have emerged, and it sounds like this little slab of wax is going to be a real barn burner.
According to an August 28 post on the Propagandhi website, the seven-inch will contain one song from each band and will be released on Winnipeg's War on Music records, who have done extensive reissues of the back catalogue of Canuck thrash legends Razor and Sacrifice. No release date is set for the single just yet, but in the post, guitarist/vocalist Chris Hannah said the record will hopefully be mastered and sent off to the pressing plant "this week."
As for what the songs are, it sounds like historians of both hardcore and Canuck hard rock are going to have a good time with this one. Propagandhi will be covering Corrosion of Conformity's "Technocracy," while Sacrifice will lay down their version of Rush's "Anthem."
Hannah says Sacrifice's rendition of the Rush tune is "crushing" and his band capturing the essence of COC's crossover classic was "definitely one of the most challenging things we've ever faced as a band. I dare other bands to try it."
In related news, anyone in the Chicago area will be able to catch Propagandhi and COC sharing a bill together at this year's Riot Fest, going down October 6 to 10.
And here, because we can never get enough of it, is Propagandhi's audio love letter to Sacrifice: