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Iron Reagan

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Below is our complete Iron Reagan news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Iron Reagan Wants "Four More Years!"

Iron Regan's Relapse debut "The Tyranny Of Will" is a 24 song wrecking ball of hardcore punk/thrash fury recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou.

The album will be released September 16th in North America and features cover art done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.

Today the band has debuted a new song from "The Tyranny Of Will" online. Check out "Four More Years" below, thanks to Loudwire.com.

Bassist Rob Skotis comments on the new song: "Elect yourself to sit down with four more beers while having your ear drums sensually assaulted by our new track."

Drummer Ryan Parish added: "And it's the classic long song at the end of the album! A whopping 4 minutes!" More...

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Iron Reagan Posts "Eyeball Gore" Clip

Iron Reagan's Relapse debut "The Tyranny Of Will" is a 24 song wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury due out September 16th in North America. The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou. The cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.

Today sees the release of the first lyric video from "The Tyranny of Will." The clip for "Eyeball Gore" can be seen below, thanks to Bloody Disgusting.

Singer Tony Foresta comments on the "Eyeball Gore" Lyric Video: "This song is our tribute to all things 'Eyeball Gore' related in motion pictures. Our people piled over hours of disgusting footage to make this lovely video possible. I hope you all enjoy/barf in your mouth. Long live Eyeball Gore!" More...

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A389 Recordings Streaming Digital Compilation

A389 Recordings is streaming a new "digital mix tape" compilation feature 54 tracks of hardcore and metal! You can listen to the all the songs below, or download a copy of the compilation at Bandcamp here. The full track listing can be found after the jump.

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Iron Reagan Posts New Track

Iron Reagan's Relapse debut "The Tyranny Of Will" is a 24 song wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.

The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced, with mixing by Converge's Kurt Ballou. The album will be released September 16th in North America, (Sept 15th in Europe). The cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.

The first song from the new album has been released today - check out the song "Miserable Failure" below. Singer Tony Foresta comments on the track: "Miserable Failure is a Summer jam unlike the world has ever seen. Oozing sensuality riff after riff, this song will take you into a hard rock crossover vortex of horniness, lust and confusion. You might need ear condoms for this one. I hate writing quotes for songs." More...

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Iron Reagan Announces New Album Details

Iron Reagan's Relapse debut "The Tyranny Of Will" is a 24 song wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.

The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced with mixing by Converge's Kurt Ballou. Today the band has confirmed a September 16th release date for North America.

The album artwork and track listing have been revealed today as well, with the artwork handled by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe. Iron Reagan front man Tony Foresta commented on the new album:

"This might be my favorite thing I've ever worked on. It's definitely the heaviest sounding. I'm really excited to get this record out to people. Everyone worked their asses off on this one and I think it shows."

Drummer Ryan Parrish added: "This record looks exactly how it sounds. Savage. Everyone involved with Tyranny Of Will, from the artwork to the recording, mixing, and mastering process, went above and beyond and hopefully all of you maniacs out there will crank it to 11!" More...

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EyeHateGod Announces New U.S. Shows

EyeHateGod will take to the streets again next month on a brief but mutinous rash of live takeovers with Iron Reagan, Vektor, and Strong Intention.

Slated to erupt in Washington DC on July 10th, the band will level stages in six cities, the run coming to a close in Brooklyn, New York at Acheron. Additionally, EyeHateGod will make an appearance at this year's edition of the Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin in October with further live infiltrations to be announced in the weeks to come.

EyeHateGod continues to tour in support of the band's self-titled new studio offering (reviewed here).

w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/10/2014 The Pinch - Washington, DC
7/11/2014 Simons 677 - Providence, RI
7/12/2014 Bogies - Albany, NY
7/13/2014 Depot - York, PA
7/14/2014 Ballroom At Outer Space - Hamden, CT
7/15/2014 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
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10/23/2014 -10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX More...

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Priest, King Diamond To Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) is excited to announce the music lineup of the 9th annual festival to be held November 7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park in Austin. Weekend passes and Ultimate Smooth Passes are on sale today at 10 a.m. CST at funfunfunfest.com.

For the first time in 25 years, Austin will welcome English heavy metal royalty Judas Priest as a FFF headliner. Recognized as one of the greatest and most influential metal bands of all time, Judas Priest is known for their twin lead guitars, original vocal style and for introducing the S&M leather look to metal. Their performance will follow the release of their seventeenth studio album, Redeemer of Souls, which marks 40 years since their debut recording.

Other FFF Fest 2014 headliners include Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab For Cutie, Nas, King Diamond, Wiz Khalifa, Alt-J, Death From Above 1979, and Girl Talk. The roster will also feature performances from The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., 2 Chainz, Rocket From The Crypt, First Aid Kid, Death Grips, Atmosphere, Guided by Voices, Blood Brothers, City and Colour, Yo La Tengo, Dum Dum Girls, Foxygen, Sun Kil Moon, Flying Lotus, Yelle, and Ginuwine. Additional musical acts may also be announced later this summer.

Festival producers Transmission Events will offer a sound for everyone, with a mix of new music, long-awaited reunions, and fan favorites. The music lifting from the park will include indie, hip-hop, punk, electronic, metal, folk and more. This year will also feature an expanded comedy and action sports experience, with a fresh lineup of comedians and riders to be announced this summer.

“Each year, we try to bring Fun Fun Fun fans a unique and exciting lineup to top the year before,” says Bobby Garza, general manager at Transmission Events. “And this year we feel we went above and beyond to give you an experience you can’t find anywhere else.” More...

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Iron Reagan Releases Free EP

In conjunction with Decibel Magazine, Iron Reagan has released the 13-track "Spoiled Identity" EP via Bandcamp.

Mastered by Scott Hull, the release features songs ranging from seven seconds to a full minute and will also be available as a 7" as a part of Decibel's flexi-disc series. The track listing is as follows:

1. Tounge Tied 00:11
2. The Living Skull 00:38
3. I'm Regret 00:09
4. Zero Gain 00:12
5. One Shovel Short of a Funeral 00:12
6. Spoiled Identity 01:04
7. Your Kids an Asshole 00:07
8. The Hungry Male (of Wall St.) 00:12
9. Cops Don't Like Me, I Don't Like Cops 00:33
10. Declaration of War 00:22
11. I Spit on Your Face/Grave 00:25
12. Court Adjourned 00:15
13. The Hill Witch 00:24 More...

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SXSW 2014 Day Four: Spirit Caravan

Saturday, March 14, the roads seem quiet compared to the previous night. Part of this was due to my moving back to Red River Street and away from Dirty Sixth. Everybody seemed tired, and as a publicist opined to me, Thursday morning's crash on Red River casted bad mojo onto the festivities. Whatever the cause, there was no 1001 person to flood a capacity venue. More...

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SXSW 2014 Day Three: Dio Tribute, Metalsucks

Friday, March 14, 2014, my third day attending SXSW music festivities, started just after 3 pm. This event was my only excursion outside of live music. Members of Landshark Promotions and DJ Chuck Loesch of 101X "No Control Radio" premiered a CD of the Ronnie James Dio tribute album "This Is Your Life." The three-person panel presented each track from the forthcoming recording featuring an all-star lineup of modern and classic metal artists. It felt good singing along to these majestic reworkings done in the name of charity. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Wendy Dio's "Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund" .

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SXSW 2014 Metal Showcases Listing

South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...

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Iron Reagan Signs To Relapse Records

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Richmond, Virginia hardcore thrash group Iron Reagan.

Consisting of current and former members of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, Darkest Hour, Mammoth Grinder, Suppression and more, Iron Reagan formed in 2012 and consists of vocalist Tony Foresta, guitarists Phil Hall and Mark Bronzino, bassist Rob Skotis and drummer Ryan Parrish.

Iron Reagan is currently in the midst of recording a sophomore full-length with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze Of Torment Studios in the band's hometown of Richmond and will be self-producing the record before sending it off to Converge's Kurt Ballou to be mixed. A Fall release is expected.

Tony Foresta comments on the signing and the new tunes brewing: "I've wanted to work with Relapse for years. Their reputation of releasing so much great underground music speaks for itself. We are all extremely excited about signing with Relapse and putting out this rager of an upcoming record. Having Kurt Ballou on board mixing is just the icing on the cake. We are about 75% done tracking the record here with Phil in Richmond and between this and the rad tours we have coming up, it's looking to be a very exciting year. I couldn't think of a better label to put this record out on and am really looking forward to a long future with Relapse."

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Tankcrimes Offering Free Compilation

In honor of the upcoming Brainsqueeze II Fest, the Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records is pleased to offer up the "Have You Seen My Mind" compilation.

A FREE for all free-for-all, the mammoth collection features an exclusive re-recording of Municipal Waste's "Insurance Fraud" from the band's split with Crucial Unit, new hymns from The Shrine and Fucked Up, a remastered version of Final Conflict's "Crucifixion," a bonus tune from Obsessor, sexy numbers from Ghoul, Iron Reagan, BAT, Cannabis Corpse, a bonus bonus track for downloaders and more.

Stream the compilation below, or download your copy of the release at Invisible Oranges here. More...

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Brainsqueeze Festival Trailer Available

In celebration of the second edition of Brainsqueeze Fest, the enablers at Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine, offers up a maniacally side-splitting new teaser video. Check it out below.

Elaborates fest founder/Tankcrimes big cheese Scotty Heath, "The reason it took me four years to have a second Brainsqueeze is because we didn't have a new and better idea for a second commercial, the first one was a fucking phenomenon. Then this great idea came along so I booked the gig. Created by the same team as before of Ross Sewage and Mark Reategui who actually work completely separate from each other. They fucking nailed it."

Set to commence April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club, which will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show, the gargantuan Brainsqueeze gala features more than a dozen face-raping acts including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul and Negative Approach. More...

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Iron Reagan Updates Tour Schedule

Virginia hardcore thrash hellions Iron Regan will obliterate the hordes on a menacing jaunt of live assaults this April.

Set to embark on April 2nd on the band's home turf, Iron Reagan will level the stages of twenty-one cities with co-conspiring labelmates/Creepsylvanian miscreants in Ghoul and blackened punk deviants/hometown comrades, Occultist. The caustic run includes an appearance on the iconic Macrock Festival as well as this year's edition of Tankcrimes' maniacal Brainsqueeze Fest.

Comments vocalist Tony Foresta: "This tour is based around a lot of killer shit we've been planning for a long time. A West Coast run with old friends and thrash heavyweights, Ghoul, Macrock in Virginia, the beer drinking rager Dark Lord Day and of course the soon-to-be-legendary Brainsqueeze Fest. We are really excited to hit the road with our local pals in Occultist as well as playing a ton of new songs. Things are happening!"

See Iron Reagan live:

w/ Occultist:
4/02/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond VA
4/04/2014 Macrock Festival - Harrisonburg, VA
4/05/2014 TBA - Nashville, TN
4/06/2014 Vino's Little Rock, AR

Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour II w/ Ghoul, Occultist:
4/09/2014 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
4/10/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
4/11/2014 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
4/12/2014 Rock City - Camarillo CA
4/13/2014 The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
4/14/2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA
4/15/2014 Branx - Portland, OR
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest - Oakland, CA *no Occultist

w/ Occultist:
4/22/2014 TBA - Salt Lake City, UT
4/23/2014 Moe's - Denver, CO
4/24/2014 TBA - Lawrence, KS
4/25/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
4/26/2014 Three Floyd's Brewery [Dark Lord Day] - Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
4/28/2014 Frankie's - Toledo, OH
4/29/2014 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
4/30/2014 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA More...

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Ghoul Announces "Weapons Of Mosh Destruction" Tour

Ghoul - the hooded hooligans of Creepsylvania - are bursting blood vessels to finally announce the second installment of the Weapons Of Most Destruction Tour.

Set to launch this April, team Ghoul will lay waste to seven unsuspecting metropolises throughout the West Coast alongside hardcore thrash mutant accomplices, Iron Reagan, and experimental punk/hardcore rippers, Occultist.

Following their pillage, the band will spread ghoulish delectables all over Oakland headlining the first night of this year's edition of Brainsqueeze Fest. Full details on the trek are available below.

Proclaims Ghoul from the band's underground headquarters: "Loyal numbskulls, the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour is rearing its ugly head again, and Ghoul is looking forward to burning your towns, raping your pets, and drinking your beer as we unmercifully bombard the West Coast of your United States on our way to the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze in Oakland, California. In the unlikely event that you are lucky enough to survive the blitzkrieg assault of Iron Reagan and Occultist, you will be decapitated and disemboweled by Ghoul's razor sharp riffs, and after that, our razor sharp razors. All survivors will be brought back to the catacombs in cages, where Ghoul will keep you alive on a cocktail of morphine and energy drinks while we carve away chunks of your flesh to devour while you watch in horror... I may have said too much. Come to the show! Nothing bad will happen to you!" More...

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MetalSucks Announces South By South Death Showcase

MetalSucks.net has today announced the details for the upcoming 4th annual South By South Death showcase.

This year's showcase will be headlined by instrumental icons Animals As Leaders and feature support from extreme metal hybrid After The Burial, hardcore heavyweights Ringworm, two supergroups in the form of Iron Reagan (featuring current and former members of Municipal Waste and Darkest Hour) and Mutoid Man (featuring members of Pelican and Converge), plus perennial favorites Whores and East of the Wall. Poster artwork was once again produced by Mike Wohlberg.

See this metal extravaganza at The Dirty Dog in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 7PM. Admission is free to SXSW badge holders and wristband wearers, and a limited number of spots will be open to general public at the door day-of. More...

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Tankcrimes Records Announces Brainsqueeze II Fest

Oakland's Tankcrimes Records are pleased to announce Brainsqueeze II Fest will take place on April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club. The festivities will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show. Expect performances by Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul, Negative Approach and Fucked Up. Many of these artists will showcase new material set for release on Tankcrimes in the coming days. More...

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Iron Reagan Live Footage Available

Iron Reagan, which has a new split album with Exhumed, performed a live show at the Talent Farm in Florida on December 20th, 2013.

Footage from the live performance can now be seen below, courtesy of South Florida Hardcore Shows. You can also stream the full Exhumed / Iron Reagan split over at this location.

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Iron Reagan And Exhumed Streaming Split

Just in time for your holiday rituals, Noisey hurls forth a delectable stream of the Exhumed/Iron Reagan split twelve-inch.

A profane union of repugnant spirits, the forthcoming vinyl-only offering features eight unrepentant tracks of high-paced riotous fury that'll blow the stockings right off your chimney, two of which find Exhumed delivering ripping covers of Minor Threat's "Seeing Red" and Negative Approach's "Ready To Fight." Stream the whole split below.

Following a short run of dueling live sets, both bands are currently sleighing stages separately to close out the year. A complete list of remaining offensives appear below.

Exhumed [remaining dates]:
12/18/2013 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
12/19/2013 The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
12/21/2013 The Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
12/22/2013 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Iron Reagan w/ Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder [remaining dates]:
12/18/2013 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
12/19/2013 Epic Problem - Tampa, FL
12/20/2013 The Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL
12/21/2013 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
w/ Gwar, Battlecross
12/27/2013 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
12/28/2013 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
12/29/2013 The National - Richmond, VA More...

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