Cape Town, South Africa: who needs enemies when you have friends like ING? Infiltrate Neutralize Govern just released what is possibly its cheekiest album yet; Victory.
Victory follows five years after ING‘s previous album, In Sickness and In Hate, allowing local thrash fans a chance to release their long-held breaths after 2017’s well-timed preview with ‘Zumatopia‘. Not much escapes the cross-hairs of one of the nation’s oldest surviving bands. With roots tracing back to 1999, founding members Bryan Villain and Henk Kruger continue on a rampage of witty sociopolitical commentary.
Victory: 20th anniversary milestone
Incidentally, Victory marks Infiltrate Neutralize Govern‘s 20th year anniversary. Featuring on this most recent work are a number of other well-established musicians, including: John Killin; Darren Phipps, and, the most recent inclusion to the ranks; Wiets Botes.
“We decided the band needed more venom in the lead guitar department. For this, we recruited the talents of Wiets Botes from Instrametal. He has brought his own interpretation to the ebb and flow of the music and added monumentally to the release. Be sure to check out the work he has done with his own one-man project, Instrametal.” ~ Bryan Villain (guitar/vocals, ING)
Entirely self-produced, Victory is the product of Bryan Villain’s home-based Jihad Studios. Buy it on Bandcamp or wait for further digital roll-out on major streaming platforms soon.