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Die Band um Jay Navarro (Ex-SUICIDE MACHINES, HELLMOUTH), Cris Golan (The Story So Far, King For A Day) sowie Kyle Green und Dan Stover (Seized Up) wird die dazugehörige 7" namens "Blackheart & Blackouts" am 20. März via Paper & Plastick veröffentlichen.
Das Release nimmt Navarro zum Anlass, um über sein Ausscheiden bei THE SUICIDE MACHINES zu sprechen:
"People don't really know the whole story of the end of the Suicide Machines...in short, I had decided to either to call it quits or just play shows once and awhile. I wanted to get a job and raise my children. Things just ended up badly between Dan and myself. Six years have passed since then. A job with medical insurance and a 401k, not a ton of money but steady scraping by. The American Dream, right? It's a brutal job working in a 10 below freezer, lifting heavy ass cases 60 hours a week. I come home tired and sore as fuck like most blue collar people. My high school education doesn't qualify me for much. But then again I work with plenty of guys with college degrees and amazing credentials who can't score a job. Now they can't pay back their student loans and many of my friends and their families have lost their homes to banks. Some are just squatting till the police kick them and their children out. Michigan is at its worst. Like many, i'm so tired when I come home from work I want nothing to do with my wife or kids. Which was the whole reason I quit touring in the first place. I'm so sore I can't sleep, so I drink and pop pills. I wake up in pain. I've watched, as i'm sure many of you have, the corporations rule and control the world...our system has completely failed us. I feel I have failed my kids, my wife, and myself. I have failed all those who have believed in me. American Dream? This isn't living. So one drunken, frustrating night I wrote this song. It's not a song about feeling sorry for myself or anyone, and it's not an apology. It's just me saying, 'You know what world?....with my last dying breath, I will spit Hell at thee.'"