Backwordz

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    The crossbreed between hip-hop and metal, Backwordz, recently released their newest album Veracity. The single, "Statism," features Escape the Fate frontman Craig Mabbitt. This video is featured on Loudwire.

    Speaking about the video, which was directed by Albert Gonzalez, singer Eric July states,

    "We spent the first year getting a name for ourselves and doing a ton of background work for this band. Now that all of that is out the way, we aren’t playing around. We gave our audience a jab with ‘Utopias Don’t Exist’ and now we are throwing straight haymakers. As far as lyrical content, ‘Statism’ IS BackWordz and it sets the tone for what exactly this band stands for. Alex [James] and I are hardcore libertarians and we want to spread the message of liberty within our music, as well as speak on the dangers of The State. It seems that so many people our age have been brainwashed into supporting government expansion; today’s music artists in general tend advocate for big government. We are that dissenting voice and we wanted to make it known with ‘Statism.’ The music video consists of us wearing the colors that represent different types of anarchy. The black and yellow being the most prominent, because we are for the most part anarcho-capitalists."

    “We want the state to be abolished, and we want you to know why. I think the coolest thing about us, is that Alex and I actually know what were are talking when it comes to economics and politics. This makes our lyrics far more in depth and thought provoking. We don’t just talk about it during election time, or high side on the Internet to sound as if we are a lot smarter than what we are.. We actually live this.”