Racetraitor Reveal “Creation And The Timeless Order Of Things” On New Album

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Chicago’s Racetraitor have released their new album, Creation And The Timeless Order Of Things, via Good Fight Music. First formed in 1996, the band continue to be as sonically and politically charged as ever. The 13 songs on Creation And The Timeless Order Of Things focus on fighting for liberation from the oppressive systems that destroy humanity and the earth, while creating a geographic autobiography of Racetraitor. With the album originally set to be completed in 2020, as the for-profit medical infrastructure failed to protect the populations of earth, the band like many others, didn’t finish the record as planned. Instead, this inspired Racetraitor to look at what they wanted to achieve sonically in a new light, creating a sound that is heavier, more psychedelic and more worldly all at once. The band also took this time to have friends record additional vocals on the album, including contributions from Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), Tim Kinsella (Joan of Arc / Cap’n Jazz), Stan Liszewaki (Terminal Nation) and Sanket Lama (Chepang) to name a few, plus Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man) contributes a noise track.

“In the past people seemed more interested in our story as a band than the themes we sing about. So I tried to create an album that bridges that. What have we seen and experienced that makes us the people and band we are. What we came up with is a sorta geographic autobiography of Racetraitor. The songs are about specific locations, and events, people, or experiences in those locations that  influenced our beliefs and inspired us as individuals and a band. These are places that our families are from, places that we have lived or worked. And through these geographies we can talk about all sorts of socio-political issues from exploitation of migrant workers to domestic violence to indigenous rights. Sonically, it’s still rooted in some original influences and ideas of using extra instrumentation mixed with death metal and black metal. We’ve always had different acoustic, ambient, and psychedelic elements on our records but really wanted to take that much further. We think the record is the most developed form of our original sound, and the end result is a much more personal record.” (bassist R. Brent Decker)