This Powerful Metal Compilation Benefits Reproductive Rights
The Black Flags Over Brooklyn collective has released a giant new compilation in the name of reproductive rights.
The project, called Riffs For Reproductive Justice, gathers 33 different artists across the metal board. Some of the bigger names involved include Louisiana sludge band Thou, Chicago’s Racetraitor, and Georgian duo Jucifer, whose music can be found alongside up-and-comers like Iowa’s aggressive grindcore crew Closet Witch, Minnesotan black metallers False, and a collaboration between Massachusetts sludge-gaze act Elizabeth Colour Wheel and one-man doom act Planning for Burial.
“This compilation is just one small effort made by a few dozen people who care, who are intimately affected by this, and who love other people who are afraid of what the future will bring,” reads the Bandcamp page. “There are so many other brave individuals and groups who have been putting in work around this issue for decades, and my hope here is to raise a significant amount of funds from within the metal, punk, and overall music fan communities to allow them to continue that necessary work.”
Check out the full tracklist below:
- Ails – Mare Weighs Down
- Ancst – Of Gallows and Pyres
- Axebreaker – The Sacrament
- Book of Sand – Seek Out Your Oppressors and Murder Them
- Brian Barr (Aseethe) – Found Waves
- Cliterati – Fast & Frightening (L7 cover)
- Closet Witch – Arlington Cemetery (Demo)
- Dawn Ray’d – Emptiness Beneath The Great Emptiness (Live at Roadburn)
- Deafest – Rains Across Peaks
- Elizabeth Colour Wheel + Planning for Burial – Whiskey and Wine
- Emma Ruth Rundle – Dead Set Eyes (Demo)
- False – Heavy as a Church Tower
- Fucked and Bound – Kool Thang (Sonic Youth cover)
- Hether Fortune – Birds of Prey
- Immortal Bird – Saprophyte
- Ithaca – Secret Space
- Jucifer – The Object of Power
- Many Blessings – Harm Signal
- Racetraitor – Journey of 5 Dead Stars
- Redbait – Nazi Punks Fuck Off! (Dead Kennedys cover)
- Sonja – Nylon Nights
- Stander – Nguzu Nguzu
- Sunrot – Agonal State
- Svalbard – Pro-Life?
- Terminal Nation – Poder Absoluto
- Thou – My Girl (Nirvana cover)
- Trophy Hunt – Burning Womb
- Twilight Fauna – Fires Carry You Home
- Twin Temple – Devil Didn’t Make Me Do It (Live)
- Underdark – With Bruised & Bloodied Feet
- Vile Creature – A Steady Descent Into the Soil
- Violet Cold – She Spoke of Her Devastation
- Woe – A Violent Dread
All proceeds from Riffs For Reproductive Justice will be donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Yellowhammer Fund, so if you like these bands and wish to support the cause, head over to the Bandcamp page.
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