Power Trip unveil new song “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)” from Nightmare Logic

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Power Trip strike again with their second single “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)” which lyricist Riley Gale explains was written in relation to “Christian European countries where it was common for the person sentenced to death to have a chance to repent. If they did, they were given a bag of coins, silver or alike.  For if they were particularly vile or the executioner felt lazy, it may take more than one swing of that axe to get that person’s head off and that kind of death is certainly one you’d want to be as painless as possible.

Hence, the Executioner’s Tax to ensure a strong, lights out kinda death. It’s more subtly an allegory about that being the motive for a lot of people these days and how the people that feed and heal us (The Executioner and The Priest).  They love to get us addicted, fat, sick – so they can feed us, medicate us and nearly quite literally kill many of us.  We pay for pleasure of making it taste good or being numb to it all. We are all slowly paying our way out and our lives are built around the Executioner’s Tax- hopefully going out quick and easy. We subconsciously crave for our end, a spoiled one.

Power Trip claim “The Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)” is the catchiest song they’ve ever written. It’s available today from their highly awaited second album Nightmare Logic – out February 24 on Southern Lord.
Power Trip hit the road again next month in support of the album. In addition to a US East Coast run with Iron Reagan and others, the band have extended the tour up and down the West Coast of America with Destruction Unit. Check below for all dates, so far…
POWER TRIP LIVE DATES:
2/24: Walter’s – Houston, TX *
2/25: Siberia – New Orleans, LA *
2/26: Saturn – Birmingham, AL *
2/27: Kings – Raleigh, NC *
2/28: Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
3/1: Soundstage – Baltimore, MD *
3/2: Webster Hall’s Marlin Room – New York, NY *
3/3: Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA *
3/4: Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH *
3/5: The Studio at Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
3/7: Once Ballroom – Somerville, MA *
3/8: Les Foufounes Électriques – Montreal, QC *
3/9: Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON *
3/10: Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON *
3/11: Marble Bar – Detroit, MI *
3/12: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL *
3/13: Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN *
3/14: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA *
3/16: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO *
3/17: 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK *
3/25: The Mohawk – Austin, TX *
3/26: South by So What? – Dallas, TX
3/27: Sister – Albuquerque, NM #
3/28: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO #
3/29: Beehive Social Club – Salt Lake City, UT #
3/30: WavePOP House – Boise, ID #
3/31: Real Art Tacoma, The Deal – Tacoma, WA #
4/1: Astoria – Vancouver, BC #
4/2: Analog Theater – Portland, OR ^
4/4: Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA !^
4/6: The New Parish – Oakland, CA !#
4/7: The Ritz – San Jose, CA !^
4/8: Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA !^
4/10: The Casbah – San Diego, CA !^
4/11: Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ !^
4/12: Club Congress – Tucson, AZ !^
* – w/ Iron Reagan 
# – w/ Destruction Unit and Primal Rite 
^ – w/ Destruction Unit
! – w/ Mizery

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