Hammer of the Witch Available March 18th on Relapse Records
Cleveland's legendary kings of metallic hardcore RINGWORM will release their new album and Relapse Records debut Hammer of the Witch March 18th in North America, March 17th for the UK/World and March 14th for Germany / Benelux / Finland. The album is available for pre-order from Relapse in CD, LP and digital formats at http://bit.ly/RingwormHammer. The deluxe iTunes edition is available for pre-order HERE. This version features two bonus tracks from RINGWORM's 2013 EP release Bleed.
Beginning today, Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of another new track from Hammer of the Witch. Check out the exclusive premiere of the song "One Of Us Is Going To Have To Die" courtesy of Pitchfork HERE.
The song "Psyhic Vampire" and the title track "Hammer of the Witch can be heard on RINGWORM's band camp page HERE.
Leading up to the release of Hammer of the Witch, RINGWORM will embark on the "North American Inquisition: Chapter 1". These dates begin March 12th in Nashville, TN and wrap up March 16th in St. Louis, MO. This run also includes an appearance on March 14th in Austin, TX as part of the 4th Annual Metal Sucks South By South Death Showcase. The show will take place at the Dirty Dog Bar. Following the shows in early March, RINGWORM will be hitting the road in support of Hammer of the Witch beginning March 29th in Reading, PA, where the band will embark on a co-headline tour with Death Before Dishonor, which runs through April 19th in Lakewood, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below.
The band worked on Hammer of the Witch with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH and vocalist Human Furnace handling the album's stunning cover art. Destined to be a mainstay in every hardcore metal fan's headphones, RINGWORM's Hammer of the Witch serves to solidify the bands vital place in hardcore history. Noisey hails this work as "yet another achievement in a long line of uncompromising heavy [music] from these dudes," while New Noise Magazine raves, "Everything you love about the brutalest, viciousest metal infused hardcore legends continues without missing a step."
RINGWORM - North American Inquisition: Chapter 1
3/12: Nashville, TN @ Café Coco
3/13: Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
3/14: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar (Metal Sucks Showcase)
3/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ Industrial Skatepark
3/16: St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
RINGWORM Co-Headline with Before Dishonor:
3/29: Reading, PA @ Club Reverb
3/30: Patchogue, NY @ 89 North
3/31: Quincy, MA @ PRC
4/1: Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
4/2: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
4/3: Columbus, OH @ KOBO Live
4/4: Covington, KY @ Legends
4/5: Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway
4/6: Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
4/7: Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
4/8: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds (downstairs)
4/9: San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
4/10: El Paso, TX @ The Spot
4/11: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
4/12: Pomona, CA @ Aladdin Jr.
4/13: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
4/14: Salt Lake City @ Shred Shred
4/15: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/16: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
4/17: Sauk Rapids, MN @ Bubbas Bar
4/18: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
4/19: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
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