Bystander, Life Force, Counterpoint, Berthold City, xForgiveness Deniedx, Time and Pressure, Wake of Humanity, and Rejection Pact featured on COVID-19 benefit record

Published by Dan SW


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