The Mississauga, Ontario alternative foursome Empty Threat have released a stream of their debut EP Shutdown Nowhere on the day of its release. Aiming for the top already, the guys sought the assistance of producer Glen Robinson (The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator, Voivod) to help record the EP.
Commented the band, "We are a young band, developing our style and pushing forward to provide a new sound experience. Most of the songs we have been working on for years – and have been through multiple edits and versions. This will be our first, legitimate attempt to introduce ourselves to the world – so we hope that fans will hear our songs and feel a slight familiarity to the genre, but will appreciate the unique touch we put in our songs – as we combine elements from multiple genres and use our effects to put a different perspective on old ideas. We also want people to know first and foremost our band is about creating passionate music that may resonate with other people. On the surface, we make music that has a carefully crafted intensity – like a chained beast tugging at the leash. For those who want to dig deeper, they see how this sound represents us, as people, and our struggles to reach our potential. We connect with our fans through these shared emotions."