Screaming from the heart of California with an unrelenting vengeance, Fresno, CA-based REPUBLIK mixes elements of rock, hardcore and metal as they debut their official single "Capture the Flag" from their newest EP 'Anthems' released globally 11/22/2013. A conscious and calculated step up from their 2009 full-length debut, "Capture the Flag" provides a punishing take on the foundations of American society, layering blistering lyrics against a ground-shaking sonic attack of rock and metal.
As has always been the idea with Republik's writing though, the music is never without a message. Their 2009 full-length debut 'For Which We Stand' is a brutally honest album given to blunt and unapologetic observations of American social and political failures. And "Capture The Flag" keeps that integrity in full force while expanding on the unique 'rant and scream' signatures of 'F.W.W.S.' Seeming to resonate throughout the new EP 'Anthems' is the urgency for people to stand up against a government and corporate powers that see and treat people as numbers- pawns in a never-ending chess game that is quickly heading towards a once-and-for-all faceoff in the fight for basic survival.
For vocalist Ben Lowrey, guitarist Leo Ceja, bassist Joey C.A Garcia and drummer Jason Frost, "Capture The Flag" is the new and undeniable anthem for the masses that stand with them in the fight against a system of lies & corruption as the Resistance (an appropriate name given to their fan base) leads the charge. Stand with them or step aside- Republik and the Resistance are coming!