As NYC crossover quartet THE THIRD KIND prepares to release their debut LP, Man vs Earth, Metal Injection is hosting the premiere of the album's dynamic "Electronic Moon."
Formed by current and former members of All Out War, Bastard Clan, Vise Massacre, Strap Hangers, The Last Crime, Run Like Hell, Big Gunz, Shiro And The Raw Dogs, Awkward Thought, On The Offense, and many others THE THIRD KIND delivers the follow-up to their 2018-released eponymous debut EP with Man vs Earth. Having re-forged the alloy of their metal and taken their destruction to the next level, their proper debut album Man vs Earth drops eight tracks in under twenty-three minutes, where bulldozing thrash metal assaults and groove-heavy hardcore hooks that draw the listener into the science-fiction fantasies the lyrics depict.
The band refers to the new single "Electronic Moon" as, "The element of dream hammered by reality."
Metal Injection writes, "If you're looking for a dizzying barrage of riffs and breakneck tempo changes, then you're going to need THE THIRD KIND's new song 'Electronic Moon.'"
Stream THE THIRD KIND's "Electronic Moon" at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE
Engineered by the band's Taras Apuzzo at the band's home studio at Otter House Studios in Long Island City, Man vs Earth was mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Krieg, Dwarves) and completed with cover art by Richard Muller and Frankie Accordi, and layout/design by Apuzzo.
THE THIRD KIND will self-release Man vs Earth on black vinyl LP and all digital platforms on June 26th. Find preorders HERE
Also see a full live set from THE THIRD KIND filmed last year in Brooklyn at the band's new YouTube channel HERE
. Watch for an official video from the album and more to post in the days ahead.
Formed in 2015, THE THIRD KIND deploys an energetic and dynamic style of hardcore/punk-infused street thrash that oozes with NYC attitude. The band's theme embodies lyrical and thematic content employing sci-fi analogies in relation to human malfunction and idiosyncrasies without a political agenda; the finger is pointed at humanity itself. The current lineup enlists drummer Brian Shonen (Bastard Clan, ex-Awkward Thought, On The Offense, Run Like Hell), bassist/vocalist Richard Muller (Vise Massacre, Great Planes, The Last Crime), and guitarist Taras Apuzzo (All Out War, Bastard Clan, ex-Strap Hangers) and Mike Gordon (Big Gunz, Shiro And The Raw Dogs).
photo by David Brenner