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|theLINE Unveil Video For “Metaphor For War” and Tease Upcoming EP|
TheLINE has unveiled a new video for “Metaphor For War” from 2019’s The Mass Debate and teased an upcoming EP.
Donald Horne from theLINE tells New Noise Magazine…
“It’s a song about perseverance and finding your place in the world, defeating the awkwardness of growing up which I think is something all young people struggle with, all over the world. It’s a battle cry for the underdog! Life in social situations when your young can feel like war.
For the video, we were lucky enough to work with our longtime friends and artist Jamie Lynn and Scottie Daniels on the set design and our good friend Don Tyler directed the shoot. The song is off our last EP titled ‘the Mass Debate,’ which is essentially the flip side to our new EP, which is coming out in October titled ‘Sour to Punker.'”
A quick look back. From the early 1990s through to 2001, theLINE released four full-length studio albums to critical acclaim and achieved cult status globally as a dynamic and dangerous four piece that wasn’t limited to the sounds of the time. While the “Californian punk” movement swept just about every guitar band of the time into its all consuming three chord hook and melody tsunami (and theLINE got tossed in there with them by those too lazy to know better) the truth is the band stayed ruthless and committed to developing their own sound.
As founding member Donald Horne explains, “Playing art punk in the 90’s was an interesting place to be, the pop punk world was exploding and we were always grouped in with those bands, but since our records played more like a high tempo’ed RUSH 2112 or an early Iron Maiden record, we had to forge our own way, which was fine with us. We did our thing and have no regrets.”
Despite enjoying eager support from a solid and loyal fan base, theLINE took an extended hiatus professionally to get some living done, but Ryan Immegart and co-founder Donald Horne continued writing music together with a view that reforming the band was inevitable when the timing became right. Fast forward to today. Ryan and Donald, along with the unyielding energy of bassist Collin Schlesinger and drummer Jonah Immegart, form theLINE with arguably it’s most formidable and creatively diverse lineup. Not to mention, it’s a family affair since Jonah is Ryan’s son and Collin is practically his son-in-law.