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ClearxCut - For the Wild at Heart Kept in Cages

CLEARxCUT's sophomore release is as bold a statement as a collective can make. Following a long tradition of vegan straight edge bands who have chosen to ally themselves with the voiceless and to speak out against injustice wherever it exists. This is an album made with love and passion, ignited by anger. A perfect storm of melancholic notes which violently combust into hymns for the wild at heart kept in cages.

The upcoming album features seven songs dealing with issues like environmental destruction, the ongoing exploitation of humans and animals within capitalist societies (and industrial civilization in general), animal liberation, the benefits of a vegan diet & a straight edge lifestyle, and the need to fight sexism and rape culture as a means of emancipation.

The message that connects all songs on this album is, that there is an urgent need for all the different struggles for liberation to work together to overcome a political system which dominates and exploits every living being on this planet.

Latest Updates

The Final War: Updates and Explanations

What ever happened to that compilation Catalyst was putting out? It’s coming, as are some other releases that were pushed back, give me a fe minutes and I’ll explain more. First of all it’s important to know that Catalyst is a purely DIY label, it has always been and remains a labor of love for […]

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BIRTHRIGHT reunion shirt pre-order


We had a lot of requests for this one, so we’re doing a short run print in the US with two color pathways available to choose from, as well as expanded style options (longsleeve and crew neck).

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The Final War: a Vegan Straight Edge Compilation

After two years of hard work compiling the best of the xvx bands around the world we finally have all the tracks and will be sending this one to the press with a tentative spring release date! This is the final lineup, stay tuned for more news about this release, needless to say, we are […]

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New Year, Same Ideals

2019 is coming up quick, so here’s some thoughts, confessions, and explanations, as well as what to watch out for in the year ahead here at Catalyst in the spirit of transparency to our friends and supporters. First the confessions. This is a small time operation, we run with the extremely part-time help of a […]

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