For Blood and Empire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For Blood and Empire
Studio album by Anti-Flag
Released March 21, 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre Punk rock
Length 38:58
Label RCA
Producer Anti-Flag, David Schiffman
Anti-Flag chronology
The Terror State
(2003)
For Blood and Empire
(2006)
A Benefit for Victims of Violent Crime (EP)
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (80%) link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars link
Punktastic.com 3/5 stars link
Kerrang! 3/5 stars

For Blood and Empire is the fifth studio album by American punk band Anti-Flag. It was released on March 21, 2006. It is also their first release on RCA Records, which caused the band to receive criticism from many due to their initially anti-corporate message.

The booklet, which comes with the CD, contains a short essay for all but two songs (State Funeral and Cities Burn) which gives more in-depth perspective on the inspirations for the song subjects such as the Downing Street Memo and Monsanto Company Corporation, as well as information on one of Anti-Flag's side projects, Military Free Zone. The CD also comes with two stencils, one is the "Gunstar", a star formed with broken M-16s (as seen on the cover of Mobilize), and the other of the phrase "What are we going to do about the U.S.A.?"

The album art was done by Mike Ski of The A.K.A.s.

The song "Emigre" (which on the promotional version was originally titled "Exodus") features an adaptation of Martin Niemöller's poem First they came.

"This is the End (For You My Friend)" is featured in two EA Sports video games, Madden NFL 07 and NHL 07.

"The Press Corpse" is featured in the video games Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam and Shaun White Snowboarding.

As of April 3, 2008, the album has sold 97,000 copies [1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I'd Tell You But…"   2:10
2. "The Press Corpse"   3:21
3. "Emigre*"   2:59
4. "The Project for a New American Century"   3:17
5. "Hymn for the Dead"   3:39
6. "This Is the End (For You My Friend)"   3:11
7. "1 Trillion Dollar$**"   2:30
8. "State Funeral"   2:01
9. "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"   2:43
10. "War Sucks, Let's Party!"   2:18
11. "The W.T.O. Kills Farmers"   3:32
12. "Cities Burn"   3:03
13. "Depleted Uranium Is a War Crime"   4:07

Variations[edit]

  • Some Australian and European releases add "Corporate Rock" – 1:53 as track 14.
  • The Japanese release adds "The New Millennium Generation" - 3:08 as track 14. (Also available as a free mp3 download from Military Free Zone.)
  • The vinyl release adds "Marc Defiant" – 1:03 as track 14.
  • "Emigre" was originally called "Exodus" on the promo version of the album.
  • "1 Trillion Dollar$" was originally called "One Trillion Dollars" on the promo version of the album.

Personnel[edit]

  • Justin Sane- guitar & lead vocals
  • Chris Head- guitar & vocals
  • Chris #2- bass & lead vocals
  • Pat Thetic- drums & vocals

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anti-Flag: Frequently Asked Questions". Post-gazette.com. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 

External links[edit]