AMP Magazine‘s Bring it Back to Streets tour ripped through The Barbary in Philadelphia, PA last week with headliners Stray From The Path and Cruel Hand, who were joined by Structures, Counterparts, and Betrayal to round out the bill.
Stray From The Path released their latest music video for song “Bring It Back To The Streets” (featuring Comeback Kid‘s Andrew Neufeld) in December. The song is featured on the band’s current and third full-length album, Rising Sun which was released in the summer of 2011 via Sumerian Recordings. Rising Sun featured several big name guest appearances by members of Norma Jean, Comeback Kid, and The Ghost Inside. While the album received mixed reviews from critics, many who cited the notable similarities to the band’s sophomore release Make Your Own History, fans didn’t seemed to be swayed in the least, rapidly filling up The Barbary to near capacity during the opening acts and continued to grow and hit a zenith of intensity with Stray From The Path‘s set.
Cruel Hand are also also coming off of a big year in 2011 with many months of touring under their belts including European, Australian, and Malaysian runs with renowned acts Nails and Rise and Fall, a headlining US tour, all punctuated by appearances at the legendary This Is Hardcore Fest and New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Cruel Hand‘s set was filled with pile-ons, stage dives, and plenty of mosh to give our very talented photographer Anne Spina a lot of great action to work with, as the band continues to support their latest release Lock & Key on Bridge 9 Records. This tour truly had no weak cogs and we have included links to all of the guilty parties for further investigation.
We know you are here for the pictures, so without further ado..
All pictures by Anne Spina of Anne Spina Photography.
Words by Joshua T. Cohen
Stray From The Path – “Bring It Back To The Streets” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
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