Wasteland thrashers EXPANDER strike with the shredding “Cryptosteal.” The single is the newest track to be issued in advance of the band’s impending second album, Neuropunk Boostergang, nearing release through Profound Lore in the weeks ahead.
The forty-three-minute whiplashing EXPANDER provides on Neuropunk Boostergang torches the tired rulebook thrash metal with its mangling riffage and percussive salvo, the scathing vocals drenched in dystopian themes and delivered with a savage flow. Neuropunk Boostergang was recorded at GodCity by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Old Man Gloom, Full Of Hell), mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), and completed with cover art by Luca Carey.
The faction divulges of the “Cryptosteal” attack, “Hear the raucous of laboriously pilfered anti-coin mines, the new spawn point where EXPANDER, with an elite lunkerhead unit in tow, jacks into the scandal-bank undersea network to zap Pythagor Corp of all their credits. Once depleted of funds, the WraithSect world-building over New Texas Post-War Zone 9 will be forced to halt and our neuropunk heroes will be one step closer to rescrambling the laws of power.”
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Austin, Texas-based EXPANDER has subverted traditional band trajectories to receive global recognition of their unique brand of futuristic metalpunk since forming in 2014. With their second full-length album, Neuropunk Boostergang, the group aggressively channels the anxieties foisted on us from oppressive systems using every weapon at their disposal: pummeling rhythms, transcendent melodies and wild vocal deliveries that keep listeners on guard for whatever might come crawling from the wastes next.
Neuropunk Boostergang marks EXPANDER’s return to GodCity Studio again utilizing the state-of-the-art studio to capture every nuance of the raw energy contained within these potent audio capsules. The result is a glimpse into a barbarous future where traditional riffs get flipped on their head, anti-gravity rhythms pull you in different directions and supernatural voices jack-in to your skull to command attention.