If you thought Syracuse had quietly receded into the annals of straight edge folklore, think again. Young, straight edge bands like Ghost Ship prove that the one time Mecca of the straight edge scene is still thriving with individuals dedicated to positivity and sobriety. Heavy and lyrically uncompromising the band carries the banner that scene forerunners Earth Crisis hoisted nearly two decades ago. Fittingly, the band will include a song written by Earth Crisis frontman Karl Beuchner on their new album, as well as guest vocals by Pauly Meltdown/Blackout Rage. Using their band as a platform to discuss substance addiction, drug war culture, and the importance of commitment, Ghost Ship should be at the forefront of the straight edge scene for years to come.