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Troops of Tomorrow

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We're troops of tomorrow We're hanging round today We're playing tough music Cause it's hard times honey We need a revolution We need it quick Cos We are frustrated Your just making us sick We ain't got no future We back down never ever We don't take prisoners ain't gonna live forever We are troops of tomorrow x4 We're troops of tomorrow We're hanging round today We're playing tough music Cause it's hard times honey We gotta stop dreaming Gotta pick up that gun We're troops of tomorrow Ain't got nowhere to run We are troops of tomorrow [12x]


Deathline International unleashes their modern take on the political anthem “Troops Of Tomorrow” featuring Jello Biafra, Stabbing Westward’s Christopher Hall, Black Needle Noise’s John Fryer & Members Of Pigface, Chiasm, Suicide Queen, LUNA13!

Produced by John Fryer

All profits from the single will be donated to the ACLU.

Originally recorded by punk icons The Vibrators in 1978 and covered by The Exploited for their same-name 1982 album, the raging political anthem “Troops Of Tomorrow” gets a fresh modern take from industrial outfit Deathline International in this bold new cover:

Deathline International provides the following message about the immediacy of the song and its message:

“When we started the project earlier this year, our world was shaky but somewhat intact. Today, it is broken and in complete disarray. The bodies are piling up, and our future looks grim.

However, hope is like a delicate flower that breaks through the strongest concrete. Hardship creates compassion, and it seems that COVID-19 has created the perfect storm.

The United States of America has never reconciled its treatment of the undesirables,’ its systematic racial discrimination, and ultimately its violence against its own citizens. We are now experiencing a tectonic shift in public opinion related to these treatments, and, as artists, we want to do our part to keep the momentum of this shift going. This fight is far from over. It was out of this sentiment that ‘Troops of Tomorrow’ was born. It is dedicated to the oppressed. It is our big cheer to those who stand up, call foul, and resist.

Despite the stress we all experience from our unsettling world, this project has given us, and our team of collaborators who made it happen, immense joy. We reached out to our friends to participate, and the response was fantastic. The project eventually turned into a beautiful group effort spearheaded by John Fryer. We are still blown away by how he managed to cram all of us into one track, and make it sound amazing at the same time. He kept the energy and the raw edge, but added his signature sense of style and beauty. The a cappella breakdown was so unexpected and beautiful, it literally reduced us to tears.

The whole project was a true labor of love!

We’re all Troops of Tomorrow.”


released August 7, 2020

Deathline International (Th3Count, SLam, & James Perry) was joined by an incredible supergroup of talent for the track, providing a chorus of voices that add to the anthemic feel. Appearing on the song are:
Jello Biafra
John Fryer (Black Needle Noise)
Christopher Hall (Stabbing Westward)
Emileigh Rohn (Chiasm)
Betty X (Pigface)
Anjela Piccard (Black Needle Noise) 
Kay Dolores (Suicide Queen)
Lilith Bathory (LUNA13) 
Jim Semonik (Red Lokust)
Jasin Monday (CF2020)
Tom Berger (Johnny Tupolev)
Warren Harrison (Jess Lamb & the Factory) 
Jay Tye (Soil & Eclipse)
Shawn Brice (Loveless Love)


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