Band: Ether Coven
Song: “Of Might & Failure”
Director: Matthew Zagorski
Album: The Relationship Between the Hammer and the Nail
Release Date: August 5th, 2022
Label: Good Fight Music

Vocalist Peter Kowalsky comments:

“This song touches on a few parts of the prison industrial complex; The exploitative nature of using prisoners for labor while paying them next to nothing, killing their opportunities upon release (voting, housing, etc), the history of experimentation of prisoners, the sexual assault that happens in prison (notably from prison admins), cops brutalizing suspects (and the racist history of police.) America is a legalized racket and this is just another arm of it. 

Coming from the South Florida hardcore scene, we’ve had a wild array of influences. One of our favorite bands from the area is Bird of Ill Omen. At some point we became casual acquaintances with Shane (from Bird and now Fistula) and it turns out he was a fan of Ether, so it only made sense we asked him to drop some lines and it’s really something incredible. Shane’s voice is absolutely disgusting and it shows on this song. This was a true childhood dream come true.”


The Relationship Between the Hammer and the Nail track listing:

  1. “Psalm of Cancer” feat. Dwid Hellion & Anthony Crupi
  2. “Afraid & Suffering” feat. Dan Weyandt
  3. “god Hates Flags” feat. Tarek Ahmed & Anthony Crupi
  4. “Of Might & Failure” feat. Shane Post
  5. “The Warmth of Your Bathwater” feat. Anthony Crupi
  6. “Temple of Wu” (Instrumental)
  7. “Consequences of Self (Let the Nails Carve Our Names in Rust)” feat. Howard Jones