Stray From The Path recently announced their upcoming full-length 'Internal Atomics,' due out November 1st from UNFD. Today the band are sharing another taste of the album with their new single and music video 'Actions Not Words.' The song opens with an absolutely punishing barrage of drums and distortion before kicking into the kind of groove-laden riffs that Stray From The Path excel at. Lyrically, its inspired by humanitarian organizations like Actions Not Words and Hardcore Help, who the band teamed with in 2018 to raise funds for water filters for villages outside Nairobi, Kenya, even traveling there to help install the filters, meet the community, and cap off the visit with a show.
Stray From The Path have been bringing their charged-up punk fury and politically outspoken voice to the masses for the better part of two decades and 'Internal Atomics' is proof that they aren't slowing down any time soon. The album finds Stray From The Path more ferocious than ever, a vital voice for reason, empathy, and change in challenging times. 'Internal Atomics' pushes Stray From The Path's distinctive rhythmic aggression to breakneck levels as guitarist Tom Williams' powerful riffs work in tandem with the crushing engine room of Anthony Altamura (bass) and Craig Reynolds (drums) to create a hybrid of all things heavy-yet-hooky. Vocalist Drew Dijorio's unique hardcore-meets-hip hop delivery is on full display throughout 'Internal Atomics,' spitting out lyrics that rail against apathy towards the suffering of others, toxic dog-eat-dog culture, myopic worldviews, institutional corruption, and the selfishly misplaced priorities of past generations. Stray From The Path seek to plant seeds of positive change, and 'Internal Atomics' provides both a release for frustration and a path to action.