Southern Lord Recordings is about to release the classic works LP from late '80s hardcore act, BROTHERHOOD, placing all of the influential act's demos and 7" releases in one remastered vinyl anthology entitled Till Death.
Having raged the West Coast from their 1987 inception to their disbanding just over two years later, BROTHERHOOD existed alongside Insted, Bl'ast, Chain Of Strength and Uniform Choice. The members of the band were all bred in the Northwest on The Accused, Poison Idea, The Melvins, and with East Coast threads born of SSD, DYS, Corrosion Of Conformity and Straight Ahead woven into their sound they created a powerful strain of straightedge hardcore in which the band conveyed their intolerance for racism, sexism and more through their lyrical basis and on-stage delivery. Their relatively short-lived run went on to inspire many of the seminal bands that have followed in hardcore and straightedge such as Undertow, Unbroken, Champion, No Tolerance and many more. Members of BROTHERHOOD have posthumously forged numerous other musical endeavors including but not limited to Christ On A Crutch, Sunny Day Real Estate, Foo Fighters, Resolution, Digh Down, Burning Witch, Engine Kid, Sunn O))) and Goatsnake.
This week, part one of an in-depth interview on the band's history with BROTHERHOOD's founding member, Greg Anderson, has been published at hardcore webzine Double Cross. Read it HERE, and watch for the next installment to post shortly.
Ahead of its September 16th street date, an assortment of Till Death preorder packages have been posted. All of the original audio has been faithfully remastered by Brad Boatright, and the LP comes with a thirty-two page 7"x7" booklet and more, packaged in a thick Stoughton tip-on single pocket jacket, the vinyl available in both Blood Red, True Blue and Seattle Seahawks colors.