Mesa, AZ based punk rock band AUTHORITY ZERO has managed to weather the storm of the music industry and endure living on the road away from friends and loved ones. Founded in the summer of 1994, the band has flourished for nearly two decades. Initially their goal was simple; create a sound that paid tribute to their punk rock forefathers, but not confined by the musical barriers that typically bound the genre together.
For the release of their fourth studio album, „Stories of Survival“, AUTHORITY ZERO used their music as a conduit to convey not only the trials and tribulations the group has endured, but also the current economic difficulties faced across the globe. „The album title was a no brainer, as it encompasses everything this record stands for. This record has so much to do with survival, not only as a band, but as an individual living in a crazy world“ says Jason DeVore of AUTHORITY ZERO.
The album begins with a sample of Winston Churchill „Blood, Sweat, Tears and Toil“ speech as the opening chords to „The New Pollution“ kick in and DeVore laments about the current state of corruption in the music industry. The band seamlessly shifts to reggae for the socio-political observations in „Big Bad World“ as the album runs the gamut of musical styles from driving punk rock to ska and reggae.
AUTHORITY ZERO continues to forge their own path and cultivate a worldwide fan base of millions. Through ups and downs, trial and error, the band has overcome obstacles and presses on with a vengeance. „Stories of Survival“ is going to be released in Europe for the first time via Concrete Jungle Records April 20th 2012 including 6 bonus tracks from the current live album „Less Rhythm More Booze“. 18 songs.
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