Video Premiere: ’92 – “Above the Law”

Photo by Oscar Rodriguez (@bloomxphoto)

Hardcore powerhouse ‘92 are back at it with a new song and video for “Above the Law.” The band’s debut, self-titled EP, out February 23 via Rude Records, draws inspiration from the 1992 riots, calling in themes of social justice and inclusion as a compliment to their hip hop-influenced hardcore sound.

“The opening bass line for “Above the Law” was likely the very first manifestation of our songs,” the band say. “It was several years ago, and it happened randomly as Brandon (DeVincenzo, guitar) was noodling on the bass. We thought it sounded cool—very funky, but at the same time, there was potential for it to build into something more aggressive. We wanted it to sound like something you could either mosh to or bump loud on some speakers while cruising down the street.

“In my opinion this song is likely the outlier on the EP, as it has a lot more rock / hip hop elements and the instrumentals serve more as a backing track to the hard truths that Jabril (Ward, Vox) speaks of in his lyrics; which are the most important part of this song.”

Of the upcoming, debut EP, they add:

“We can’t even express how excited we are for this EP to finally be shown to the world. We’ve been working on these songs for years—since pre-pandemic—and at the time, it felt like they would never see the light of day. However, after seeing the way the world has drastically changed since 2020; it’s no wonder why the songs needed to wait to come out All the fuel was there, but the last few years provided the spark needed to set this ablaze. Welcome to ‘92.”

Upcoming Shows:

Feb 03 @ No Comply, Lancaster, CA
w/ Come Mierda, Entry, Self Sabotage, Church’s Crowd

Feb 09 @ Towne Square, Los Angeles, CA
Dose, Monnk, Jack-knife, Headspin

Feb 12 @ Programme, Fullerton, CA
w/ Dose, Monk, Takedown

Preorder the ’92 album here.

Find links to the “Above the Law” single here.