American Rubicon

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American Rubicon
CobraSkulls-AmericanRubicon.jpg
Studio album by Cobra Skulls
Released July 7, 2009 (digital)
July 14, 2009
Recorded March-April 2009
Genre Punk rock
Label Red Scare Industries
Cobra Skulls chronology
Sitting Army
(2007)
American Rubicon
(2009)
Agitations
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars[1]

American Rubicon is the second full-length album from punk rock band Cobra Skulls. It was digitally released by Red Scare Industries on July 7, 2009, with a physical release following one week later on July 14. It is the band's first release with guitarist Adam Beck, who joined the band in 2008 after the departure of Charlie Parker.[2]

The band entered the studio in late March 2009 to record the album.[3] The album was finished and final details were announced on June 15, 2009.[4] The same day, the band posted a new song, titled "H.D.U.I. (Honorary Discharge Under the Influence)", on their Myspace page. The song details frontman Devin Peralta's encounter with an Iraq War veteran who was discharged from the military for intentionally driving under the influence in the desert.[5]

The title of the tenth track, "I Used to Like Them When They Put 'Cobra' in the Titles", is in reference to the band's previous album, Sitting Army, in which every track had the word "cobra" in the title.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Cobra Skulls.

No. Title Length
1. "Time and Pressure"  
2. "There's a Skeleton in My Military Industrial Closet"  
3. "Rebel Fate"  
4. "Muniphobia"  
5. "Thicker Than Water"  
6. "H.D.U.I. (Honorary Discharge Under the Influence)" 2:34
7. "Overpopulated"  
8. "Problems With Preconceptions"  
9. "Willful State of Denial"  
10. "I Used to Like Them When They Put 'Cobra' in the Titles"  
11. "Bad Apples"  
12. "Timing"  
13. "Back to the Youth"  
14. "Dead Inside"  
15. "Agree to Disagree"  
16. "One Day I'll Never"  
17. "Exponential Times"  

Personnel[edit]

  • Devin Peralta - vocals, bass
  • Adam Beck - guitar
  • Chad Cleveland - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Punknews.org review
  2. ^ "Cobra Skulls part ways with guitarist." Punknews.org. August 20, 2008.
  3. ^ "Cobra Skulls recording album for 2009." Punknews.org. January 29, 2009.
  4. ^ "Cobra Skulls detail art and track listing." Punknews.org. June 15, 2009.
  5. ^ "Cobra Skulls post new song, album art, and tour dates!" Cobra Skulls Myspace blog post. June 16, 2009 (retrieved June 24, 2009).