"Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)" is where the hardcore comes through.

Though Power Trip have shared stages with a thousand bands of the thrash ilk — including some of the most important of all time — they are very much a crossover band. Take "Crossbreaker" from Manifest Decimation, or their newest track, "Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)," from Nightmare Logic (due via Southern Lord on February 24). Both tracks use many of the tricks of the thrash trade, but their various subtleties (like gang vocals on the chorus and drum breaks made for two-stepping) make it clear where their loyalties lie. No matter the genealogy, the most important thing is that they rip, which "Executioner's Tax" most certainly does. Stream the new track — along with the recently released "Firing Squad" — below.

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POWER TRIP on TOUR
2/24: Walter's - Houston, TX *
2/25: Siberia - New Orleans, LA *
2/26: Saturn - Birmingham, AL *
2/27: Kings - Raleigh, NC *
2/28: Broadberry - Richmond, VA *
3/1: Soundstage - Baltimore, MD *
3/2: Webster Hall's Marlin Room - New York, NY *
3/3: Spirit - Pittsburgh, PA *
3/4: Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH *
3/5: The Studio at Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
3/7: Once Ballroom - Somerville, MA *
3/8: Les Foufounes Électriques - Montreal, QC *
3/9: Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON *
3/10: Velvet Underground - Toronto, ON *
3/11: Marble Bar - Detroit, MI *
3/12: Reggie's - Chicago, IL *
3/13: Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN *
3/14: Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA *
3/16: Riot Room - Kansas City, MO *
3/17: 89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City, OK *
3/25: The Mohawk - Austin, TX%
3/26: South by So What? - Dallas, TX
3/27: Sister - Albuquerque, NM #
3/28: Marquis Theater - Denver, CO #
3/29: Beehive Social Club - Salt Lake City, UT #
3/30: WavePOP House - Boise, ID #
3/31: Real Art Tacoma, The Deal - Tacoma, WA #
4/1: Astoria - Vancouver, BC #
4/2: Analog Theater - Portland, OR ^
4/4: Arlene Francis Center - Santa Rosa, CA !^
4/6: The New Parish - Oakland, CA !#
4/7: The Ritz - San Jose, CA !^
4/8: Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA !^
4/10: The Casbah - San Diego, CA !^
4/11: Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ !^
4/12: Club Congress - Tucson, AZ !^
* - w/ Iron Reagan
% - w/Iron Age, GLUE, The Real Cost
# - w/ Destruction Unit and Primal Rite
^ - w/ Destruction Unit
! - w/ Mizery