17 Greenville, SC @ Flipside Arts Fest (Afterparty)
7 Brooklyn, NY @ El Cortez
8 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
9 Norfolk, VA @ Norfolk Taphouse
10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11 Atlanta, GA @ 529
Cleveland’s Ringworm are more hardcore than metal, but the ferocity of discography and consistent hard work year after year rewards them pure metal status. Not to mention, have you heard 2014’s metalcore title holder Hammer Of The Witch? Ringworm today are as angry and relevant as ever.Add to My Radar
Madcap death metal murder dawg’s Macabre lead off the news today with announcement of a killer tour with Panzerfaust and Ringworm. The insanity of this tour cannot be denied. Every band is all kill, eat your fill. MACABRE will spread their grisly tales of terror across the country from October third through Halloween night. The trek includes participation in Philip H. Anselmo’s second annual Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, alongside Gwar, Voivod, Neurosis, Danzig, Samhain, Eyehategod, Vader, Corrections House, Lustmord and others. Nice to see Macabre get some love again.
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There is a healing image spell used in practical Witchcraft that involves creating a wax or cloth poppet to represent the person you wish good intentions towards. You don’t represent the problem, rather the image of the solution is created. Cast a circle and light a blue candle. Sprinkle the doll with salt water. Well, the spell goes on from there with positive intent. The new Ringworm album Hammer of the Witch, on the other hand, will leave non believers as a steaming crater of human afterthought. You will need self healing from self inflicted mosh trauma after hearing tracks like the pulverizing slow death rattle of “Leave Your Skin At The Door” or “Dawn of Decay”‘s declaration of malicious intent.
13 tracks of pure ferocity showcase that Cleveland’s finest musical export (well, except for Denny Blaze) are as strong as ever. I was a bit surprised that this new album came so hot on the heels of Bleed, but none of this is rushed. If anything, Human Furnace and co. are at the top of their game. Granted, occult imagery is more rampant in metal and hardcore than ever, to the point where you can’t shake a smudge stick at a bunch of average dudes in sweatshirts who for some reason use upside down crosses or Wiccan ritual symbols on their album art. Shit, every other day a new band of 70’s throwbacks with female witch vocals comes out as well. This is not necessarily bad as “Black Hexen Rise” by Integrity or the nuanced music of Blood Ceremony proves, but sometimes it is just a bandwagon. Ringworm have never had artwork like Hammer of the Witch before, and I don’t know what it has to do with the rage fest on here that seems pretty embedded in urban reality and the brutality of the modern age, but I’m not complaining. The artwork is dope and the record kills.
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Cleveland hardcore metallers Ringworm have premiered a new track, “One of Us Is Going To Have To Die” off of their forthcoming album Hammer Of The Witch.
Hammer Of The Witch will be released on March 18 in North America.
Check out “One Of Us Is Going To Have To Die” HERE.
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The record will be released on March 14 in Germany and Finland, on March 17 in the UK and in March 18 in North America.
Ringworm will also be hitting the road starting in March, including playing Metal Sucks 4th annual South by South Death.
They will be co-headlining a tour starting on March 29 in Reading, PA with Death Before Dishonor.
Check out ‘Psychic Vampires’ and Ringworm tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Cleveland, Ohio metal punkers Ringworm have signed to Relapse Records. They will be hitting the road on March 2nd for a tour that will start in Reading, Pennsylvania and go through to end in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 8th.
You can read a comment from Ringworm’s vocalist Human Furnace and find tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Cleveland hardcore act Ringworm have just released a video for the song “Used Up, Spit Out” from their album Scars. The album was released in July of 2011 on Victory Records. The bands frontman Human Furnace had the following to say about the video:
“We had this great opportunity to use this huge, open, dirty space and pretty much had a skeleton crew to do the video with 2 cameras and a giant crane. Good times! Every video we do I end up completely filthy afterwards. Guess that’s my thing, plus the rest of the band got to hurl big rocks and clumps of dirt at the back of my head for a few minutes, so I’m sure they enjoyed that. We are really happy with the way things turned out. Don Tyler and the rest of the guys did a great job on short notice and with a shoestring budget. This is just a warm-up video, we got something really awesome planned for the next one no doubt.”
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If you were only allowed to pick one black metal album to hear for the rest of 2019, I would strongly suggest you choose False's Portent. A dizzying leap forward from an already very talented and rightfully well regarded act, it does not take long into ten minute opener "A Victual to Our Dead Selves" for the song to grab your undivided attention and never let go. Dedicated to the memory of several friends, the record is professional, passionate, heartbreaking and exhilarating. "Rime On The Song Of Returning" is an exceptionally poetic ode to natural abandon that seems to question our size in the scope of the march of time. The band have never sounded more precise, empowered and fiery, like there is a fortune teller at band practice urging them to claim destiny's heights. If this album holds significance of metal's future it is one that honors the best of the past while boding very well for the genre's horizons.