COPE Release live video series including cover of Comeback Kid’s ‘Wake The Dead’

The band’s debut album debut ‘The Shock Doctrine’

is set for release 22 May 2020

COPE are on the verge of releasing their debut album ‘The Shock Doctrine’ – out 22 May – and in the run-up they’ve revealed a series of live performances featuring versions of recently-released album tracks ‘Gold’ and ‘Life In 3D’. The clutch of videos also includes the band’s rendition of Comeback Kid’s hardcore classic ‘Wake The Dead’. “A few weeks back, before social distancing, we were invited down to Pyramid Studios near Reading to record a couple of tracks from The Shock Doctrine as part of the studio’s monthly live series,” says guitarist and vocalist Jay Miller. “Jack (Pyramid owner/engineer) was a great host and made us feel really comfortable – we were able to smash out Gold, Life in 3D and our cover of Comeback Kid’s Wake The Dead pretty quickly – and he did a great job with the mix and the video. Hopefully it gives people a little taste of what to expect when we can get back on stage again.”

Release series of live videos from Pyramid Studios:

Watch on YouTube

“There are forces out there that want to see you suffer,” muses guitarist Josh Bowles when speaking about what inspired ‘The Shock Doctrine’. “When you are too tired, exhausted, miserable or apathetic to stand up for your rights, they will take them from you. That is the shock doctrine. COPE have always written music about getting by in a world that’s crumbling before our eyes.” With their debut full-length, COPE take aim at the systems all around us designed to wear us down and grind us into submission. Their big breakdowns, thrashy riffs and fast tempos aim to convey the urgency of the situation we find ourselves in today.

The album was recorded by Luke Yates in various locations with some of the guitars, bass & vocals completed in (guitarist) Jay’s house in Reading. It was mastered by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House. 


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Tom Walker – Vocals  |  Jason Heightman – Bass / Vocals |  Josh Bowles – Guitars  |  Ed Thompson – Guitars (studio only)  |  Jay Miller – Guitars / Vocals  |  Soloman Radley – Drums

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