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Below is our complete Power Trip 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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Power Trip Releases New Video

Texas' Power Trip just released an official video for "Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)" as the band continues to tour the planet in support of the "Nightmare Logic" LP, currently torching the West Coast of North America and heading to Europe next.

Power Trip's new video for "Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)" was captured at a spirited hometown show in Dallas and melts with clips of political propaganda encompassing vocalist Riley Gale's lyrics that hone in on the devaluation of human life by those who've gained power through money and politics.

The video was directed by Andy Capper (Vice, Noisey) with director of photography Joel Pront, and editor Andrew Betsch. A full list of upcoming tour dates can be found after the video clip. More...

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New Bands Added To Brutal Assault 2017

A bunch of new bands have been announced for the 22nd edition of Brutal Assault, which takes place this year in Fortress Josefov near Jaromer in the Czech Republic on August 9-12. Returning once more are heavy-weights Hatebreed, who last graced the fortress stages in 2012 and 2013. This is reportedly in response to festival-goers requests for more hardcore in the line-up.

The Dillinger Escape Plan will be including the festival in their series of farewell dates. It looks like the band's appearance here won't be affected by the bus crash that caused some European tour dates to be cancelled last month. Dillinger last played Brutal Assault in 2015.

Thrash veterans Overkill, touring in support of their recently released 18th studio album, "The Grinding Wheel", have also been added. No stranger to the fortress stage, Overkill last appeared at the festival in 2013.

Helsinki's Wintersun are newcomers to Brutal Assault, appearing for the first time. Can we assume they will be playing material from their long-awaited third album? There's no official word as yet. More...

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Brujeria To Support Napalm Death

Mexican murderous deathgrind outfit Brujeria will infiltrate European shores in April and May as support to grindcore pioneers Napalm Death.

This European tour will take the bands across 12 countries and 24 cities in four weeks. Support will also be coming from Texan crossover thrashers Power Trip and satanic deathgrinders Lock Up. Dates are as follows:

25.04. DK Copenhagen - Amager Bio
26.04. S Gothenburg - Pustervik
27.04. S Stockholm - Kraken STHLM
28.04. D Flensburg - Roxy
29.04. D Magdeburg - Factory
30.04. NL Haarlem - Patronaat More...

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Iron Reagan Premieres New Music Video

Iron Reagan premieres a new music video for "A Dying World", taken from the band's latest album, "Crossover Ministry", which is in stores now.

Check out now "A Dying World" below.

You can catch Iron Reagan live on its North American tour with Power Trip on the following dates More...

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Power Trip Streams Full New Album

Texas group Power Trip finally returns with "Nightmare Logic," officially out today on Southern Lord and available for streaming below. The label comments on Power Trip's sophomore effort:

"With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Metallica, Pantera, or Pentagram, Power Trip punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. 'Nightmare Logic' proves to be one of the year's smartest and most crucial releases to spawn from the metal and punk scenes."

Update: for some reason they made this unavailable in the U.S. If you can't view it below, head over to the Spotify playlist here. More...

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Power Trip Streaming "Nightmare Logic"

Power Trip today gives us one last glimpse into "Nightmare Logic" before it's officially out this month on Southern Lord Records. Check out the title track below.

"Nightmare Logic" is due out February 24th, 2017. Southern Lord comments: "Power Trip executes music with raw energy. They've trimmed the fat on every reference they pull from - whether that's hardcore, metal, or punk - to make music that leaves marks in 2017.

"Hailing from Dallas, the band has toured the world relentlessly for years. Their musical proficiency, perfect song structure, rich tones, fierce riffs, delivery, and collective attitude has seeded them as one of today's most prolific acts in any astute or heavy genre." More...

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Power Trip Debuts New Song "Executioner’s Tax"

Power Trip debuts a new song entitled "Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)", taken from the upcoming new album "Nightmare Logic", which will be out in stores February 24th via Southern Lord Records.

Check out now "Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)" below.

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Power Trip Announces Tour With Iron Reagan

Power Trip just announced the first leg of a North American tour kicking off next February in support of sophomore release, "Nightmare Logic," set for release through Southern Lord.

Iron Reagan will join Power Trip for the journey down the East Coast and through the Midwest, including shows in New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and more. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 16th at 12pm EST. Stay tuned for a second announcement with West Coast dates to follow soon. More...

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Power Trip Posts Details Of New Album

Power Trip slayed us with "Firing Squad," the first new single from their anxiously awaited sophomore release "Nightmare Logic," which will see release February 22nd through Southern Lord. "Firing Squad" was debuted this week at NPR and can be heard streaming at this location.

Power Trip is a real band like no other. The raw energy, musical proficiency, perfect song structure, rich tones, fierce riffs, persecution, and collective attitude have seeded the band as one of the most prolific underground staples in the US metal, punk, and hardcore scenes. "Nightmare Logic" was produced by Arthur Rizk, engineered by Arthur Rizk and Matthew Barnhart, mastered by Joel Grind, and features cover art by Paolo Girardi.

The track listing for "Nightmare Logic" is:

1. Soul Sacrifice
2. Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)
3. Firing Squad
4. Nightmare Logic
5. Waiting Around To Die
6. Ruination
7. If Not Us Then Who
8. Crucifixation More...

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Power Trip Premieres New Song "Firing Squad"

Texas thrashers of Power Trip premiere a new song entitled "Firing Squad", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Nightmare Logic", which will be out in stores February 22nd through Southern Lord.

Check out now "Firing Squad" below.

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Power Trip Gears Up For Tour, Finishes New Album

Following a recent tour with Madball, and performances at Mexico's Off Limits Festival and Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest, Power Trip now prepares to head back out on the road next week.

The band will be joining the likes of Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, and Abnormality for a mid to late November tour. Dates are available below.

Additionally, Power Trip has completed the full-length follow-up to 2013's "Manifest Decimation" LP, and is preparing to assault the masses with "Nightmare Logic" in early 2017, once again coming through Southern Lord. Stand by for more info on the upcoming album in the coming days. More...

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Powertrip Records Album, Gearing Up For Tour

Powertrip continues a seemingly nonstop live crusade with a barrage of upcoming announcements, including new tour dates with Madball, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, Abnormality, and others, surrounding performances at Off Limits Festival and Southwest Terror Fest.

The follow-up to Power Trip's "Nightmare Logic" LP has been recorded, and the final details will be announced in the coming weeks. In the mean time, catch the band live on these dates:

9/17/2016 Off Limits Festival - Mexico City, MX w/ Sick of it All, Iron Reagan, Impalers, Strife
9/20/2016 Walter's Downtown - Houston, TX w/ Madball
9/21/2016 Trees - Dallas, TX w/ Madball
9/22/2016 Sidewinder - Austin, TX w/ Madball
9/23/2016 Backstage - Lubbock, TX w/ Madball
10/22/2016 191 Toole - Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest w/ Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Infest
11/12/2016 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA w/ Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
11/13/2016 Baltimore Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD w/ Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
11/14/2016 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA w/ Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
11/15/2016 Les Poisson Rouge - New York, NY w/ Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
11/16/2016 Arizona Pete's - Greensboro, NC w/ Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
11/17/2016 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
11/19/2016 Numbers - Houston, TX w/ Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
11/20/2016 Red Box - San Antonio, TX w/ Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
11/21/2016 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX w/ Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces New Tour

After completing an extensive trek this past spring, The Black Dahlia Murder is ready to head out on the road again - first, joining Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Allegaeon, Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, and Oni for some performances across North America, before kicking off a co-headlining USA run with Napalm Death.

Set to begin November 1st, this "Abysmal Predator" co-headliner features Abnormality, Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, and Power Trip as support on select performances. The Black Dahlia Murder will also headline a few shows before and after joining this tour package.

The Black Dahlia Murder comments: "It is our great pleasure to once again reunite with our long-time pals in Napalm Death; we really hit it off with them when we were just little tykes on our first-ever European tour so many years ago. To this day, Napalm remain a vital force in music and are some of my absolute heroes. It feels great to finally be able to announce this amazing line-up we've been brewing... Keeping a secret this good was killing me inside! All of the bands are absolutely killer and we couldn't be more proud to be considered a part of this elite. We'll see you this fall, bring your helmet!" More...

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Power Trip Kicking Off North American Tour

The Texas savages from Power Trip will return to the road on another massive live excursion tomorrow, joining The Life & Death tour 2016.

This caravan sees Power Trip alongside Harm's Way as direct support for Terror, with additional acts Angel Du$t, Fury, and Red Death also taking part in the widespread North American trek. The tour begins today, July 6th in Chicago, with twenty-two shows to follow, the final set to take place in Anaheim on July 30th.

Following The Life & Death tour, Power Tripo is also slated to play at This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 6th. Power Trip will soon announce more info on an upcoming second album for Southern Lord. "Nightmare Logic: has been recorded, and the final details will be put in place for announcement in the coming months. More...

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Integrity Streaming Power Trip Split

Just days before the album is released worldwide via Magic Bullet Records, the new split 12" from Integrity and Power Trip has now come online for full streaming. Listen in below, and you can also find a full list of upcoming tour dates for both bands after the jump.

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Power Trip And Integrity Streaming Split Tracks

In one week, the split LP between Integrity and Power Trip will see release via Magic Bullet Records, and the label this week is letting the lead tracks from each band's half of the platter out of the cages.

Integrity's contribution is a retooled, remixed rendering of the 2010 Magic Bullet Records 7" "VVe Are the End." The Power Trip material culls two original tracks from a self-titled 7" on Lockin' Out Records, originally released in 2011.

Previously unheard prior, Integrity also contributes "Her Eyes Is Filled With ?tars," a unique cover of the bizarre song that Howdy (Crispin Glover) serenades Stephanie (Jenny Wright) with in the 1989 film "Twister." The cover song is exclusive to this split across all formats. More...

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Integrity Releasing Split With Power Trip

Magic Bullet Records presents a split release between Integrity and Power Trip, due out June 17th, 2016.

The release is semi-dual-reissue in nature, as Integrity's contribution is a retooled, remixed rendering of the 2010 Magic Bullet Records 7" "VVe Are the End." The Power Trip material culls the two original tracks from a self-titled 7" on Lockin' Out Records, originally released in 2011.

Previously unheard or released prior, Integrity also contributes "Her Eyes is Filled with ?tars," a unique cover of the bizarre song that Howdy (Crispin Glover) serenades Stephanie (Jenny Wright) with in the 1989 film Twister. The cover song is exclusive to this split across all formats.

Brand new artwork and layouts by Integrity's Dwid Hellion draws further cohesion between the bands on this one, as both physical formats feature a "co-headliner" visual presentation and a foldout poster containing all lyrics, credits, and additional original artwork. For vinyl fans, the first pressing is being issued on three color ways: black, clear, and red. Both sides are spun at 45rpm for maximum fidelity. The record will also see CD and full digital release.

1. VVe Are the End (Integrity)
2. Beneath Black Flames VVe Ride (Integrity)
3. Her Eyes is Filled with Stars (Integrity)
4. Divine Apprehension (Power Trip)
5. Suffer No Fool (Power Trip) More...

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Southwest Terror Fest V Announced

The initial lineup for Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy has been announced, as early bird tickets for the event have been made available this week.

For the fifth installation of the annual Southwest Terror Fest, this year's edition will once again overthrow Tucson, the 2016 installment of the annual gathering running from October 20th through 23rd.

Forty-five artists from across the U.S. and Canada care onverging on three stages, including venues 191 Toole, Club Congress, The Flycatcher, and Gary's Place. This first wave of announced bands features Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Infest, Nails, Power Trip, Final Conflict, Full Of Hell, Sumac, Kowloon Walled City, Khemmis, CHRCH, Behold! The Monolith, Theories, Wake, and The Drip.

The second wave of artists set to play Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy will be announced April 18th, the same day VIP passes and individual tickets go on sale. More...

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South By Southwest 2016 Schedule

Chuck Loesch of 101 X, No Control Radio posted information on the metal bands appearing at South By South West 2016 (SXSW).

Monday 3/14/16

Wicked Bad Concerts/ at the Swan Dive FREE w/ RSVP

STAGE
7:00pm - Smoky Mirror
8:00pm - The Dirty Seeds
9:00pm - Summit
10:00pm - Oddfellows
11:00pm - White Dog
12:00am - Black Tabs

FLOOR
7:30pm - Mountain Rag
8:30pm - Ladykiller
9:30pm - Foxmoor Express
10:30pm - Thunderkief
11:30pm - Orcanaut

PATIO
7:15pm - Amplified Heat
8:15pm - Greenbeard
9:15pm - R.I.P.
10:15pm - Crypt Trip
11:15pm - Glitter Wizard
12:15am - The Great Electric Quest More...

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Lamb of God Puts Metallic Stamp On Austin

Richmond, Virginia’s Lamb of God is one of the hardest working, best bands in metal. When I first caught the group open for Gwar on the “New American Gospel” sixteen years ago, I knew this band was destined for greatness. They were like a combination of Meshuggah and Pantera. I saw them as the next Pantera. Today, they really are continuing the tradition set down by Pantera and their rough grooves. Randy Blythe has a monstrous voice that, after tonight’s show, doesn’t seem to be losing any power.

In 2009, Lamb of God once again toured with Gwar. Even though this was a co-headliner tour, Gwar played before Lamb of God. Also this is not their first rodeo with Anthrax. Anthrax brought LOG on the road with them in 2001 . The wheel went full circle with the current tour with Anthrax. LOG toured with Anthrax early in their career as a support act. Now Anthrax supports them.

LOG has always brought a great package with them. I caught them in ‘2004 when they toured with Children of Bodom and headliner, Fear Factory. The best package, though, was opening for Cannibal Corpse, Dimmu Borgir and The Haunted. Of course, tonight’s package was nothing to complain about, other than Deafheaven. This was one of the most thrashing tours LOG has partaken in. Warming up the band were Big 4 thrashers, Anthrax (should have headlined) with a great, young thrash band, Dallas thrashers Power Trip. More...

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