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Edward Snowden inspires new Ramming Speed song

Posted by on June 26, 2015

Ramming Speed (who were part of our CMJ Showcase back in 2013) recently put out a limited edition 7″ – just 300 copies! Now  one song from this release is available to stream, “Don’t Let This Stay Here,” which will be included on a brand new album due out this fall.

The band explained the inspiration for “Don’t Let This Stay Here” –

“‘Don’t Let This Stay Here‘ is our reaction to the Edward Snowden leaks that confirmed the U.S. government’s saving of all our phone calls, text messages, emails and web searches in giant server farms. To us, that is fucking terrifying and unacceptable, and this is our rallying cry against it.

The citizens building the first top secret atomic bombs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee were told: ‘What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here.’ This song is for the NSA employees that question what they are doing. It’s for the American civilians feeling betrayed by the breaches of privacy, and it’s for the people at our shows singing along and sharing our frustration. Don’t Let This Stay Here. Spread the word.”

The new Ramming Speed song (along with the B-side, “The Wraith”) was produced by Kurt Ballou at God City Studio, who also produced their 2013 album (and first on Prosthetic Records), Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die. You can pick up the 7″ here, or buy the track on BandCamp.

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(via Metal Injection)

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