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Anti-Flag have just dropped a brand new video from their latest critically acclaimed album American Spring.
video is for "All of the Poison, All of the Pain" - watch it
The video was shot on tour in Belgium, Austria and Hungary this summer and was directed by Russian ace Maxim Frolov with Fedor
Ganyushkin helping in the editing room.
"Anti-poverty, anti-capitalism, anti-war, Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag shows are a celebration of a collective that care about
more than just themselves. A safe space where all can be free to be who they are. Free from racism, sexism, homo and transphobia,
bigotry of any kind. We can only hope that some of that spirit is captured in this video." Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag have been spreading their message of unity to the masses for two decades. Through the years, theyve gone from
non-stop tours criss-crossing North America in a dilapidated van to world tours spanning five continents. Born out of Pittsburgh
basements, their goal was to become a voice for change within the punk community.
Last year Anti-Flag celebrated 20 years as a band. The band joined forces with Art For Amnesty to release an electrifying
version of Toast To Freedom, the now-classic commemorative song written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Amnesty
International. The track inspired by the imprisonment of Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot and benefiting human
rights organization Amnesty International was recorded at the legendary Hansa Studio in Berlin, Germany, and features
Donots, Ian DSa of Billy Talent, and Bernd of Beatsteaks. From humble beginnings in the Steel Town, Anti-Flag has worked
hard to use music as a force for positive change. They are advocates for worker and human rights, environmentalism, animal
rights, healthcare, conscientious objectors, prison reform and freedom for political prisoners, equality and peace. They have
stood alongside, Michael Moore, Gloria Steinem, MP George Galloway, Billy Bragg, and Congressman Jim McDermott. Anti-Flag
has worked with countless organizations. Groups as diverse as PETA, the African Well Fund, Amnesty International, Rainforest
Action Network, ACLU, Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood, Unionrocks, and the Center for Victims of Violence and Crime (among
many others) have always been welcome to make their voices heard through the power of Anti-Flags live shows.
Activism has always been the cornerstone for Anti-Flag, from clothing drives to benefit shows, their goal is to not only
entertain but more importantly to inform and educate those who share their vision and hope for a better tomorrow. Anti-Flag
have lent their ferocious live set to many causes, including the Gay Edge Liberation benefit in Cologne Germany and Positive
Force DC. Anti-Flag also brought their punk philanthropy to the UK for Wherever the Need, which supports clean water projects,
and Emmaus, an organization that provides the homeless with an opportunity to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment.
Anti-Flag previously headed a cross-Canada coat and blanket drive that supported local youth shelters, canned food drives
for local food banks, and raised money to build wells in Africa. In addition to raising funds for those who need it most,
theyve created the non-profit organizations Military Free Zone (combating a provision in the No Child Left Behind act
that invades students privacy for Military Recruitment purposes) and Underground Action Alliance (a networking site
for social justice).
As much as Pittsburgh has defined them, the band take their music and message to the world at large. Theyve toured
extensively in Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, UK, Australia, Southeast Asia, Mexico, and South America (in addition to the USA
and Canada, of course). Theyve appeared on the Big Day Out festival tour in Australia with Rage Against the Machine,
Billy Bragg, Arcade Fire and Bjork. They were the only band to play two sets each day at the Leeds and Reading Festivals in
England (rocking the main stage and the BBC Lock Up Radio Stage for a total of four sets in 35 hours). Theyve headlined
Rhein Kultur, the biggest free festival in Germany, taking their message to a crowd of 50,000, and at Woodstock Poland a record-breaking
crowd of 350,000+ people.
Anti-Flag created Demand In DC, for Inauguration Day 2009, applauding the empowerment of people thru art, film,
and music and in 2012 created their very own festival ANTIfest that debuted in the UK and took place in Germany in 2013.
Anti-Flags music and message is a call to action for people of all backgrounds and beliefs to focus on making tomorrow
a better place for all. As Anti-Flag celebrates 20 years, they carry the torch forward putting emphasis of the band and every
show played on community. As Chris #2 says, This is an extension of what our vision of punk rock is, was, and will always