Known as one of the most ferocious hardcore acts of the early-’80s SoCal scene, San Diego band Battalion of Saints released a stone-cold classic, 1984’s Second Coming, before fading into relative obscurity. Frontman George Anthony has tended the fire over the years, touring and releasing music with the help of a rotating backing cast, and in 2015 metal label Southern Lord commissioned a self-titled EP from the group’s most recent iteration, which features members of Angry Samoans and Hirex. The band is joined in Athens by New Hampshire group The Cryptics and smut-obsessed Colorado punks Nobodys, as well as local thrashers Apparition.
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