We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know how good the payload was going to be until now but political punks Anti-Flag have finally unleashed their Anti-Trump anthem ‘Hate Conquers All‘ and it’s just as hard-hitting as we were expecting.
The song comes from the band’s forthcoming album 20/20 Vision which is set for release on January 17th via Spinefarm Records. It’s no secret these guys have been very staunch about their opinions of the bloke currently in office in the states so we can’t wait to see/heard what else they’ve been working on, on this album!
In a statement, the band revealed:
“Love Trumps Hate. On the surface, this well packaged, well meaning sentiment does what it needs to… In the face of so much fear, inequality and despair, it provides hope. Hope that the path that we’re on isn’t an endless one, but one that can be defeated. And honestly I believe in the premise. That if you put love and positivity out into the universe it does combat negativity and it does come back or return, not always to us directly, but to someone.
But the policies of Donald Trump and his administration are not just hateful. They’re racist, islamaphobic, homophobic, transphobic, and bigoted. It is a false equivalency. The language exists for a reason. Our focus should not only be on their hatred, but their outward and unabashed fascism. We shouldn’t just try to kill these things with love and kindness. We should be in the streets daily, demanding an end to racial, social, and economic injustice.
The video for Hate Conquers All is a visual experience of what a continuation of Trump policy and rhetoric holds: Climate devastation, racist/xenophobic immigration law and endless conflicts of interest serving his businesses and their partners.
Watch the empire fall. Watch the nation dissolve. With our backs against the wall”.
Pre-Order 20/20 Vision here
Anti-Flag – 20/20 Vision tracklisting
1 Hate Conquers All
2 It Went Off Like A Bomb
3 20/20 Vision
4 Christian Nationalist
5 Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down
6 The Disease
7A Nation Sleeps
8 You Make Me Sick