Straight Edge bands Bystander, Life Force, Counterpoint, Bethold City, xForgiveness Deniedx, Time and Pressure, Wake of Humanity, and Rejection Pact have contributed music to a new benefit album. The album is being issued by Patient Zero Records in order to raise money for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Patient Zero Records:
Defending the Commonwealth is a benefit compilation to raise money to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. All profits from this release are being donated to the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Relief Fund. These courageous individuals are fighting a war on the front lines like one we have not seen before.
Here are a few of the ways the dollars are being put to work.
Development of an in-house testing capability, to meet the needs of the patients and health care workers.
Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health care workers.
Innovative solutions for device development and production (3D printing for masks for example).
Support of COVID-19 Hotline for patients, in particular staffing the operation with an adequate number of interpreters to help non-English speaking patients access information.
Enhancement of telemedicine capabilities, to ensure patients have a reasonable alternative to physically visiting the hospital, thereby averting possible exposure to the virus.
Subsidization of childcare costs for essential hospital employees, whose children are home due to school closures.
The benefit record is being released as a cassette, and all orders will include a digital download. The record is currently up for pre-order, with shipping to begin at the end of May. The full tracking listing can be seen below:
1. Burden - Year of the Wolf
2. Crafter - Grey Weather
3. Restraining Order - Vengeance (The Fix)
4. Maniac - No Fucking Heroes/Machine
5. Combust - Combust
6. Escuela Grind - Eradicated
7. Pushed Out - Unlearn
8. XForgiveness DeniedX - Free
9. Ghost Fame - Stay
10. Counterpoint - Counterpoint
11. 3weekoldroses - Poison Envy/Nauseous Nostalgia
12. Sick Minds - Liar
13. Allegation - My Reality
14. Bystander - Broken No More
15. Enforced - Reckoning Force
16. Lift - The Fact Remains
17. The Path - United Worldwide (Warzone)
18. Faded Line - Two Steps Behind
19. Silence Equals Death - Intro/As One (Live)
20. Rejection Pact - Threats of the World
21. Scavengers - Flourescent Coffin
22. Berthold City - What Time Takes
23. Wake of Humanity - It's Still Not Enough
24. Hundreds of AU - Thruway
25. Time and Pressure - This Is Not An Exit
26. Fire & Flood - Fight Back
27. Discourage - Snake Oil
28. Pointbreak - Broken Home
29. Dead Blow Hammer - Shorter Circuits
30. Brick By Brick - Hive Mentality
31. Dare To Be - Rain Season
32. Life Force - Acting For A Change
33. Fall - Ghosts
34. Lead Dream - Identity Theft
35. Court Order - Future Machine
36. Sinking - Cemetery