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War Is Hell in Power Trip's New Video for "Executioner's Tax"

Watch the intense new music video for a track off the the Texas heshers’ merciless new album, ‘Nightmare Logic'

by Kim Kelly
Mar 28 2017, 2:58pm

Dallas thrashers Power Trip have been having a hell of a year so far, riding the momentum built up by years of touring and general ass-kicking. The well-earned buzz around them reached a fever pitch with the recent release of their scathing new LP for Southern Lord, Nightmare Logic, which has struck many of us as a perfect soundtrack for the current slow, messy crumbling of the American empire. Lead howler Riley elucidated the simmering political rage fueling Nightmare Logic in an in-depth interview with our own Louise Brown, rallying cry for the metal community to protest the prison industrial complex, shut down bigotry, and resist fascism.

Now, in a new video for "Executioner's Tax" directed by VICE's Andy Capper (who also directed NOISEY on VICELAND), the band doubles down. The video pairs clips of politically-ordered carnage, masked maniacs, and the orange smirk of American fascism with rough, kinetic live footage ripped straight from the dicey days of Cold War-era thrash. Watch it below:

POWER TRIP on tour:
3/27/2017 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite
3/28/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO w/ Destruction Unit, Call Of The Void, Primal Rite
3/29/2017 Beehive Social Club – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite
3/30/2017 WavePOP House – Boise, ID w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite
3/31/2017 Real Art Tacoma-The Deal – Tacoma, WA w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite. Gag
4/01/2017 Astoria – Vancouver, BC w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite, Gag
4/02/2017 Analog Theater – Portland, OR w/ Destruction Unit, Gag
4/04/2017 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/05/2017 Thee Stylehouse - Stockton, CA w/ Mizery
4/06/2017 The New Parish – Oakland, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite, Mizery
4/07/2017 The Ritz – San Jose, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery,
4/08/2017 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/09/2017 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/10/2017 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/11/2017 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AS w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery, Gatecreeper
4/12/2017 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery, Gatecreeper

4/25/2017 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
4/26/2017 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
4/27/2017 Kraken STHLM – Stockholm, SE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
4/28/2017 Roxy – Flensburg, DE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
4/29/2017 Flensburg – Magdeburg, DE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
4/30/2017 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/01/2017 Underground – Koln, DE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/02/2017 SO36 – Berlin, DE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/04/2017 Kwadrat Club – Krakow, PL w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/05/2017 Klub Fléda – Brno, CZ w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/07/2017 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/09/2017 O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/10/2017 Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/11/2017 Rebellion – Manchester, UK w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/12/2017 The Electric Ballroom – London, UK w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/13/2017 Le Glazart – Paris, FR w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/14/2017 Zappa – Antwerpen, BE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/16/2017 Espace André Malraux - Six Fours Les Plages, FR w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/17/2017 L'Usine – Geneva, CH w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/18/207 Zona Roveri – Bologna, IT w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/19/2017 NCO Club – Karlsruhe, DE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/20/2017 Backstage – München, DE w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria
5/21/2017 Effenaar – Eindhoven, NL w/ Napalm Death, Brujeria

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