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Tuesday Tremors: Islander, Necrot, Knaaves , Signs Of The Swarm

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 7:08 PM (PST)

[NECROT photo by Peyote Gutierrez]

Plunging through the knee-deep sweltering shit show of this week and we are only at Tuesday, huh? Shout out to my friend Mikey from Islander who just got kicked off Warped Tour for jumping into a fucking drum set when they have kept bands on who were super problematic before. Man, I jumped into a drum back line wasted years ago and it started a bar brawl that got a packed place shut down three hours early and my blood all over the place but it still got worked out.

This shit is dumb, yo. Mikey was probably just fired up with adrenaline and excited to be playing the last Warped. Why did they get such a stiff punishment?

Mikey seems deeply apologetic cuz he is a nice guy but it seems pathetic they would kick one of the best bands off the tour and give a lukewarm rebuke to The Dickies when Leonard Graves Phillips made jokes about  teen girls and how he would love to snort Viagra off their asses and fuck your daughters and was called out for berating a rightfully disgusted feminist in the crowd by War On Women’s Shawna Potter in 2017.

Anyway, this New York heatwave is still in full effect but here is some more metal and rock news for you hooligans.

West Coast death metal reign seizing band of the moment NECROT have confirmed that they are set to play the first ever Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Set to take place December 1st and 2nd at the historic Wiltern, the band will share the stage with the likes of Testament, Triptykon, Pig Destroyer, YOB, Power Trip, Skeletal Remains, and Haunt, with additional bands to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are on sale now at THIS LOCATION.

Our friends in Milwaukee metallic hardcore band KNAAVES have released their first music video. Directed by Brian Radmond, the clip features performance footage merged with a plot about Elizabeth Short,  known posthumously as “the Black Dahlia”.

Pittsburgh, Pa based slamming deathcore group SIGNS OF THE SWARM have recently announced that they have parted ways with their original vocalist CJ McCreery and will be replacing him with Dave Simonich.

The group issued in a collective statement, “CJ Mccreery and SIGNS OF THE SWARM have decided to part ways. The split between the band and CJ was mutual and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

With that being said, anyone who has seen us on the Ingested run and Devastation on the Nation may have noticed that we had our good friend Dave Simonich filling in on vocals. We are pleased to announce that Dave will be joining Signs of the Swarm as our new permanent vocalist.

This change has given us opportunities that could not have been possible before, and with that we are beyond excited for the future of the band and what we have to come.”

Watch new vocalist Dave Simonich display his otherworldy chops with this cover of “Cowards Deathbed” HERE.

“Cowards Deathbed” is from SIGNS OF THE SWARM’s 2017 Unique Leader debut The Disfigurement of Existence which can be purchase physically HERE and digitally HERE.

Catch SIGNS OF THE SWARM on tour with Traitors, Deadland, Distinguisher, and Falsifier in July and August. Dates below.


7/19 – Ocean Springs, MS @ The Juke Joint
7/20 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
7/21 – Dallas, TX @ 2513 Main
7/22 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
7/23 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe
7/24 – Denver, CO @ Trailside Saloon
7/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
7/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall
7/28 – Van Nuys, CA @ White Oak Music Hall
7/29 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
7/30 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
7/31 – Portland, OR @ 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd
8/1 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/2 – Vancouver, BC @ 333
8/5 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
8/6 – Burnsville, MB @ The Garage
8/7 – Milwaukee, WI @ Mirimar Theatre
8/8 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
8/9 – Detroit, MI @ Hot Rock Cafe
8/11 – Kittanning, PA @ Radioactive Arts Center
8/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Rockpile
8/13 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
8/14 – Montreal, QC @ The Ritz
8/15 – Albany, NY @ Jupiter Hall
8/16 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
8/17 – New York, NY @ Theater for the New City
8/18 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
8/19 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
8/20 – Washington, DC @ The Pinch
8/21 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub

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