Fear No Empire is Ali Tabatabaee – Vocals (zebrahead,) Ben Ozz – Bass (zebrahead,) Dan Palmer – Guitar (zebrahead, Death By Stereo,) and Mike Cambra – Drums (The Adolescents, Death by Stereo and Common War.) By tapping into their punk rock and hip-hop roots, Fear No Empire voice their anger and frustration with the world around them and stand up against racism, oppression, police brutality, voter suppression, anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination, and violence and social inequality in all forms. The band’s debut EP will be out on October 28.
Kicking off their musical protest today the band releases the song and video for “This song highlights the inhumane treatment of immigrant children separated from their families and held in overcrowded cages now intensified by a spreading pandemic. It has a powerful message and combines hip hop, punk, electronic, and rock elements to create a unique raw sound,” explains Tabatabaee.
Stream “Revolt” here: https://avex.lnk.to/FNE0819Revolt
Tabatabaee continues, “We wanted to keep the imagery simple and raw. We recorded the video for “Revolt” during the quarantine. With social distancing due to the pandemic, we thought the responsible thing was to only have the four of us and one friend filming on set. I think the energy of the song really comes through on the video and we are excited for everyone to see it!” See the video here: https://youtu.be/MVzdgzgI7B0
Throughout the songs on their upcoming debut, Fear No Empire shares a powerful message that further shines a light on bias and discrimination and calls for unity to confront bigotry and prejudice.
For many, xenophobia, systemic racism, and racial inequality are a real part of their everyday existence, yet the person holding the highest office in America at this time uses blatant racist language and dog whistles to appeal to white supremacists, Nazi sympathizers, and nationalists to further polarize us by stoking fear and hatred for political means. This is not exclusive to the United States, as nationalism, populism, and far-right conservatism are on the rise in many countries. Across the globe protests are leading to an awakening and cultural shift as our voices come together in solidarity to fight for change. “Our goal was to make the music as powerful as our message and hope it resonates with people and inspires them to continue to use their voice to fight for equality and positive change,” says Tabatabaee.