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There’s a new vegan straight edge hardcore band in town

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What happens when you combine a famous pop-punker, a well-known vegan product developer, and a couple of their hardcore friends? Some serious punk rock, with the vegan and straight edge labels proudly stuck to it.

Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy fame and Chris Colohan of Vegan Magic, along with friends James Chang (Catharsis) and Scott Crouse and Ian Edwards (Earth Crisis), unveiled on Noisey that they’ve joined forces to preform as “Sect.” The band falls in to the vegan straight edge sub-genre that might not be too well known, but it promotes living free from drugs, cruelty, and other social-political messages we are totally jazzed about. Of course, you’ll need a trained and patient ear to catch all the screamed lyrics before someone posts them online.

And while cooking grease and “Sugar we’re going down” might not make you feel like getting in to a circle pit, the release of their first three singles will. You can listen to their debut right now on Noisey. “Scourge of Empire,” “Death Dealer” and “Sinking” are each heavier than you’re even expecting from former Earth Crisis band members, a nice contrast to the “kumbaya” people expect from vegans.

The album was recorded at Roost Frequency and is due to be self-released in North America on August 5. A variety of labels will be take it worldwide.

Photo of Chris Colohan from Blow the Scene

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