It’s the moment when those adult contemporary hardcore listeners scream out “YES!” when they realize members of Dwarves, Adolescents, and Prissy Whips are set to release its new debut EP Faceless Nameless (Rad Girlfriend Records) as Human Issue. The band is comprised of Hunter Martinez (also of Decent Criminal, Dwarves, Slaughterboys), Rikk Agnew (Adolescents, Christian Death), Crow Jane (Egrets of Ergot, Prissy Whip), Bryan Lothian (A Global Threat), and Corrupted Youth’s Raul and Riff Cuellar. In anticipation of the release, the band shares the live and visceral performance video for the single “Circles.”
Human Issue’s first offering Faceless. Nameless is raw and impactful; guttural vocals deliver lyrics that resonate, backed by fast, punchy riffs that make this debut hard to ignore. Drawing inspiration from fast-paced punk and hardcore, expressing an accumulation of pent-up frustration and anger, this release is honest, gritty and gripping.
In its infancy, Human issue was a solo project with Martinez utilizing his strength on drums and challenging himself vocally. As time went on the project evolved and formed into a concept of artist collaboration, each making their mark on the tracks, becoming a collective, and complimenting each other’s contribution. This concept gives the project fluidity, each release going forward will feature different artists lending their talents as well as returning guests. This approach puts everyone involved front and center, delivering from their core.
Pre-orders for the release are available here.