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Enact is a new straight edge hardcore band from Portland, Oregon. Featuring current and former members of Cutting Through, Blue Monday, Dying For It, and XCauterizeX, Enact draws influence from 80’s hardcore such as Youth of Today and Bold and blend it with more melodic elements found in bands like Supertouch and Turning Point. Integral to their sound are Rikki’s lyrics, which are centered around her lived experience and identity as Chicana. Track 1, Hear My Voice tackles issues of representation within the hardcore scene, while Track 2, Rose, is a lament for the loss of a loved one.

The 2 song promo was recorded by Jason McGhee (Dying Wish, WithxWar), mixed by Aaron Jamili (Berthold City, World Be Free) and mastered by Wyatt Oberholzer (Year of the Knife, Fixation, Ecostrike). 

Enact believes that amplifying the voices of BIPOC is essential to hardcore and punk and is dedicated to the work of forging a safe and inclusive community. Having recently partnered with Andrew Kline’s WAR Records, Promo 2021 will be followed up with their debut full-length in 2022.

Available August 20 on all digital platforms with a limited edition cassette available through WAR Records.

Track Listing:

  1. Hear My Voice
  2. Rose