Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Treason was formed out of necessity. With hardcore roots going back decades, the band felt a sense of obligation to represent the hardcore community and give back to what has given them such memories and purpose. Formed in 2017, Treason has members of Suffocate Faster, LAW, Culture, One Nation Under and Blood Has Been Shed, giving the band its own uniqueness both in sound and message. Hardcore is alive and well in 2018...
“I remember coming up and buying anything New Age Records put out. Back in the stone age there was no internet or band camps. You bought records based on word of mouth and what the labels were pumping out. It's an honor for us to be on releasing a record on a label that has given so much to our community and continues to share new bands with everyone” said Rich Thurston.
New Age Records founder Mike Hartsfield said, “I was so excited when Rich approached us as a possible home for Treason. We haven’t had many heavy hardcore bands recently on the label. Sometimes people forget New Age was the foundation for bands like Unbroken & Mean Season. We are thrilled to have Treason as part of the family”.
The debut 12” EP, "No One is Safe"hit stores in 2017. So many show followed it's hard to keep track including their first shows on the west coast.
Fast forward to mid 2019. They gang put a new batch of songs together for their next release, the "True Believers" EP. We weren't sure Treason could match or even top the level of intensity and pitch of their debut, but when "True Believers" hits stores March 6th. 2020, it can only be verified with a first hand account.