After a few weeks of recording, Portland hardcore veterans Poison Idea have finished working on their long awaited new album! The record was produced by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, and it will be titled Confuse & Conquer.
Here’s what frontman Jerry A. had to say about the album, which is set to be release in the spring of 2015 through Southern Lord Records:
“What can I say? We’re all happy with the record. It’s a group effort; we all had a part in writing the songs. We’ve been screwing around for too long. We had to hang back and see whose heart was really in this thing we’ve been doing for thirty years and who was bullshitting. We have a lot of touring to do next year, to make up for the last one being cancelled due to people with the wrong priorities. Everybody in the band now lives to play and make music; that comes first. It always has, it just took a long time to filter out the flakes, and keep the diehards. So these guys know how to make this ship float. As far as I’m concerned, it feels like being reborn, having a second wind, a hardcore revival, and just discovering meaning, all at the same time. To put it mildly, we’re happy, I’m happy, and this is just the start. No stopping from here out.”
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the new Poison Idea album come to light. This will be the band’s first full-length since 2006’s Latest Will and Testament.