Originating in 2015 from a chance encounter between kindred spirits, Crusade started as a four-piece with a clear goal: reinvigorating hardcore with a new sound, off the beaten paths of soulless production values. Back to the rawness, but employed as a means instead of set as a goal. The result turned out to be a mix of power and melody, a spectrum of songs taking unexpected turns, averse to convention. No political statement, no apparent agenda, just a big load of energy. After a year and a half of national and international shows, a tentative start was made in recording an ep, a do-it-yourself production with a dirty, organic sound in the Eindhoven Rockcity tradition. In 2018 the self-titled album was released and a second guitarist was added to the line-up to further exploit the creative possibilities. Plans for a first full-length album have been made for 2019, and slowly the crusade is gaining momentum: a carefully planned siege and a middle finger to the norm by way of idiosyncratic music and positive energy. Have fun. Go wild. Be Nice.
For fans of Comeback Kid, influenced by Every Time I Die, Strife, August Burns Red, Violation of Trust and Dragon Ball Z.