Stray From The Path
Stray From The Path was founded in 2001 in Long Island and is a hardcore punk band that uses their music as a platform and outlet to appeal to people. But they not only have a good attitude, but also great merchandise, which you can find on this page!
Engagement Through Music
Similar to Hundredth, the band raises awareness of issues and encourages listeners to think. Both mentioned bands are also active themselves. Stray From The Path took a clear stance in the debate about systematic racism within the American police force and raised funds for victims, families, and activists through specially designed merchandise. In addition, the band traveled to Kenya to raise money with the organizations Hardcore Help Foundation and Actions Not Words, so that over one hundred families on site could be provided with water filters. The band's message is clear: everyone can contribute to improving conditions, no matter how small that contribution may be.
Their first album People Over Profit was self-produced by the New York band. The single "Fortune Teller" is still extremely popular in their fan community. After producing and distributing a majority of their albums through Sumerian Records and other labels, Stray From The Path switched to UNFD. Their first album with UNFD, Internal Atomics, was released in 2019. The entire album is an angry indictment of problematic issues in American everyday life and is accordingly well-suited musically. The anger is channeled into the music and is clearly palpable. By the way, all songs and lyrics are written together by the musicians, which makes the band sound like a cohesive unit. This way, each individual song is particularly diverse and authentic! Overall, the sound of the album is dark and heavy, with some breaks being noticeably more brutal than in the band's past. Some of their most popular songs include tracks from Euthanasia (2022), such as "Guillotine," "III," and "Needful Things".
The song "First World Problem Child" from the album Subliminal Criminals, featuring Sam Carter of Architects, also receives many streams. Throughout their existence, Stray From The Path have toured all over the world, especially in the last ten years, often alongside big scene names like Deez Nuts, Terror, or The Ghost Inside.