Photo credit – Ryan Baxley

With their dynamic live shows and positive energy propelling them to peak underground popularity, Drain’s sophomore record LIVING PROOF is a testament to the hard work and heartfelt ethos at the centre of their good-time psyche. Released via Epitaph earlier this year, the album has already surpassed 10 Million streams to date and received praise from ForbesThe FADERStereogumRevolver and more.

After hitting the road for a massive headlining tour with sold out shows in Europe, Japan and the US – including plays at Furnace Fest and Riot Fest, along with an upcoming headline tour of Australia this December– today the Santa Cruz trio share the music video for the title track of the record.

Coined “a natural pit-starter” according to Loudwire, the video was shot on Super 8 film by Ryan and Alice Baxley during one of their rowdy tour dates. It captures the pure energy, chaos and unity infused into a legendary Drain show; a mic-grabbing, stage-diver’s delight. Check it out below:

Magnetic frontman Sammy Ciaramitaro shares,

Living Proof” serves as a culmination of everything that the record stands for. As our closing statement to the album, I wanted something that would feel larger than life when it’s sung by a whole crowd. I wanted to write something uplifting but honest and real, and I think that this was the vibe for the whole record, but especially for this track. I was envisioning the live show setting and the whole crowd screaming “HERE AND NOW…THIS IS LIVING PROOF” and getting chills thinking about how cool that would be. A room full of people yelling that this specific moment in time is proof that we are right where we are supposed to be in this world and in this life. So sick.

My favourite part of the video is actually the very ending. We thought it would be cool to fade the record out by slowing down the tape while we just ring some notes out, KISS style haha.  All the love and respect from us, I hope ya’ll enjoy the video. YOU are living proof!”

Produced by longtime friend and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Young (God’s Hate, Suicide Silence) and mixed by Jon Markson (Drug Church, Koyo), LIVING PROOF injects a serious dose of relatability—not to mention catchiness—into hardcore’s penchant for toughness and brutality. With his face perpetually glued in a grin, vocalist Sammy Ciaramitaro’s snotty howl rides roughshod over thrash-leaning riffage as rhythms bounce in a big way. It isn’t just a good time as Sammy presides over the chaos of stagediving bodies and mic-grabbing frontline; it’s a party—and everyone is invited.

Drain is Sammy Ciaramitaro (vocals), Cody Chavez (guitar) &Tim Flegal (drums).

Destroy All Lines Presents 
“Living Proof” Australian Tour 2023

with special guests

Friday 8 December: Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+
Saturday 9 December: Uni Bar, Adelaide Lic AA
Sunday 10 December: Prince Bandroom, Melbourne 18+
Tuesday 12 December: Dicey Rileys, Wollongong 18+
Wednesday 13 December: Crowbar, Sydney 18+
Thursday 14 December: Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle 18+
Friday 15 December: Vinnies Dive Bar, Gold Coast 18+
Saturday 16 December: The Brightside, Brisbane 18+


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