Incendiary Pittsburgh punk rockers ANTI-FLAG are inching closer to the release of their 13th album Lies They Tell Our Children on January 6 via Spinefarm. Pre-order it here.
For this record, the band recruited several high profile and like-minded artists to feature on the songs.
For “VICTORY OR DEATH (WE GAVE ‘EM HELL),” A-F looked to Campino of Die Toten Hosen.
“From the first play through of the chord progression of ‘Victory or Death,’ we knew where it needed to go lyrically. It sounded like hope. It sounded like empathy. Carrying the stories of freedom fighters who were forgotten, perhaps never known, or far too often had their legacies softened, made out to be less radical and safe for American History books.
“This song stands as homage and a testament to the people who’ve laid the groundwork for progress. Using all within their sometimes limited power to alleviate suffering, challenge the status quo of violence, and demand a reckoning with societal norms that further marginalize and exploit people.
“In spirit with the concept behind Lies They Tell Our Children, we were leaning hard on and embracing our inspirations as a band. Touring with Die Toten Hosen in 2008 was an eye-opening experience. One that has stuck with us through the years. So it only made sense for us to reach out to Campino to see if he had interest in being a part of this track. Not only was he willing to sing the verse we wrote for him, he also penned his own in German. Our hearts and minds were blown away by it.
“This song is one of the most important moments on the album. We’re grateful to share this with the world. To pay our respects to the activists and agitators who lived their lives to leave the world better than they found it.
“March on to our very last breath, it’s victory or death…”
For even further insight into this impactful song, go here.
The Limited Edition Lies They Tell Our Children Olive Green vinyl is available for pre-order here. Lies They Tell Our Children was recorded, produced, and mixed by Jon Lundin.
LIES THEY TELL OUR CHILDREN TRACK LISTING:
“MODERN META MEDICINE” (Feat. Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage)
“LAUGH. CRY. SMILE. DIE.” (Feat. Shane Told of Silverstein)
“THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES” (Feat. Tim McIlrath of Rise Against + Brian Baker of Bad Religion)
“IMPERIALISM” (Feat. Ashrita Kumar of Pinkshift)
“VICTORY OR DEATH (WE GAVE ‘EM HELL)” (Feat. Campino of Die Toten Hosen)
“SHALLOW GRAVES” (Feat. Tré Burt)
“WORK & STRUGGLE”
“NVREVR” (Feat. Stacey Dee of Bad Cop/Bad Cop)
“ONLY IN MY HEAD”
Anti-Flag are currently on tour. All dates are below, including their 2023 dates with Flogging Molly and Skinny Lister. Get tickets here.
ANTI-FLAG ON TOUR:
U.S DATES 2022:
12/9 — Buffalo, NY — Rec Room (With Cancer Bats and Plasmid)
12/10 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall – ANTIfest (With Cancer Bats, Dilly Dally, Dead Tired, Indian Giver)
ANTI-FLAG ON TOUR 2023:
WITH FLOGGING MOLLY & SKINNY LISTER:
2/2 — Austin, TX — ACL Live at The Moody Theater
2/3 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore
2/4 — Huntsville, AL — Mars Music Hall
2/5 — Columbia, SC — The Senate
2/7 — Knoxville, TN — The Mill Mine
2/8 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
2/10 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
2/11 — Louisville, KY — Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
2/14 — Norfolk, VA — The NorVa
2/15 — Richmond, VA — The National
2/17 — Rochester, NY — Main Street Armory
2/18 — Montclair, NJ — The Wellmont Theater
2/19 — Hanover, MD — The Hall at Live! Casino & Hotel
2/21 — Charleston, SC — Charleston Music Hall
2/22 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
2/24 — Atlantic City, NJ — Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2/25 — Bethlehem, PA — Wind Creek Event Center
2/26 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
2/28 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
3/1 — Syracuse, NY — Landmark Theatre
3/3 — Madison, WI — The Sylvee
3/4 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live
3/5 — Ft. Wayne, IN — The Clyde Theatre
3/7 — Fayetteville, AR — JJ’s Live
3/8 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
3/10 — Kansas City, MO — Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge
3/11 — Omaha, NE — The Admiral
3/12 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Theater
3/14 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre
3/16 — Las Vegas, NV — The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Chelsea Theatre
3/19 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort
2023 ANNOUNCED EURO FESTIVALS:
6/3-4 — Linz, AT — SBÄM Fest
6/15-18 — Dessel, BE — Graspop
6/24 — Münster, DE — Vainstream Rockfest
7/2 — Rimini, IT — Slam Dunk Italy