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A lyric video for “Grinding Dissent,” a new song by Boston thrashers Ramming Speed, can be seen below.
“Grinding Dissent” is a track from Ramming Speed’s Kurt Ballou-tracked Prosthetic debut, “Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die,” due out June 25 on CD, LP, cassette and digital download. The band commented on the track:
"Grinding Dissent is largely about America’s facade of righteousness and freedom. A government that is ‘for the people’ may or may not have originally been the goal, but in this day and age, it’s obvious that protest and free speech aren’t welcome. Our police departments have military-grade weapons turned on civilians to keep us quiet while politicians smile and shake hands behind closed doors. Musically. the song starts off with punishing D-beat and ends with Ferrari-sized, Piña Colada-chugging twin guitar riffage! Put this shit on 11, crack a beer and scream at the sun.”
Boston thrashers Ramming Speed — who are currently touring alongside Goatwhore and 3 Inches of Blood — will release their Prosthetic Records debut, “Doomed to Destroy, Destined To Die,” in North America on June 25th.
More details on the album, recorded with Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Converge, Kvelertak) at GodCity Studio, will be released shortly. The track listing is as follows:
1. Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die
2. Anticipating Failure
3. Grinding Dissent
4. Gorgon’s Eye
5. Cretins and Cowards
6. Anthems of Despair (Summer Jam)
8. Minisitry of Truth
9. The Rhetoric of Hate and Other Examples of Wildly Unchecked Ignorance
10. Extinction Event
11. Under the Monolith
12. Hollow Giants
13. Dead Flags More...
Pasadena, CA's Gypsyhawk has announced that the band will support Valient Thorr on tour this summer. Serving as the openers on the tour will be Ramming Speed.
The tour will begin on June 12th in Charlotte, NC and hits cities throughout east coast and Midwest before wrapping up on July 6th in Raleigh, NC. Additional shows before and after the shows with Valient Thorr are in the works and will be announced shortly.
Guitarist Andrew Packer comments on the tour: "Valient Thorr are one of the most kick ass bands rocking hard out there right now. I hear they're all awesome dudes and know what partying is supposed to be about so we're absolutely pumped to be supporting them. Ramming speed have been on my turntable quite a bit the last year so I'm really excited for them too. This tour is going to be a brachiosaurus stomping on boxes of TNT."
Vocalist/bassist Eric Harris simply proclaims: "this is gonna be fucking tight." More...
Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of up-and-coming grind/thrash metallers Ramming Speed.
The group's full-length Prosthetic debut, "Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die," was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) and mastered at AudioSiege with Brad Boatwright (Sleep, High on Fire, SUNN O))), Tragedy). The album is tentatively set for a late spring/early summer release. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Drummer Jonah Livingston commented on the signing: "We are incredibly excited to finally announce that we've signed on with Prosthetic Records, a label whose roster proves its dedication to all facets of heavy music. While our band has been extremely lucky to work with labels like Tankcrimes and Brutal Panda, this is an incredible opportunity and we're ready for the step forward! See you on the road!"
The label also comments: "Hailing from Boston, this heavy-hitting quintet -- whose sound combines the charging rhythms of d-beat punk and the aggression of thrash with NWOBHM-worthy guitar harmonies and grind's blinding speed -- is no stranger to the metal scene, having previously released a variety of records, tapes and EPs through several labels. Their aggressive tour schedules across the U.S. and Europe with such notable acts as Trap Them, Holy Grail, Torche, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Phobia, Black Tusk and Saviours led Noisecreep to call the group 'one of the hardest-working bands in heavy metal.' Fittingly, the band will spend April and May touring with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Revocation in the northeast and midwest; full dates and details can be found below." More...
Beantown's debutantes of decadent death groove Sexcrement will embark on a brief run of dates with thrash/grinding maniacs Ramming Speed this week. The "2013 New Years Bangover" will get underway at Dusk in Providence, Rhode Island and will keep the bands in the van until they hit The Acheron in Brooklyn on the 13th. Full list of dates are as follows:
1/9 Providence, RI @ Dusk
1/10 Boston, MA @ Uncle Crummy's
1/11 New Brunswick, NJ @ Stanhope House
1/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
1/13 New York, NY @ Acheron
Sexcrement released its most recent album, "Sloppy Seconds," in May of last year through Comatose Records. Later that spring, the band teamed with Chainsaw Kiss Productions, indie filmmaker/director Victor Bonacore and scream queen Linnea Quigley to shoot a video for the song "Trucker Bombed." That video can be viewed by going here. Ramming Speed will be releasing its sophomore full length in 2013 on a soon to be announced label.
Revocation is headed out on tour this Spring & Summer in North America with label-mates Dying Fetus on select dates (U.S. only). A teaser trailer for the tour can be viewed below.
The upcoming Revocation tour dates are as follows: More...
Fresh off a North American tour with Children of Bodom, Boston's Revocation is pleased to announce a North American headline tour. The tour kicks off April 19th in Allston, MA and runs through April 29th in Trenton, NJ. Support on the tour will come from Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Bassist Anthony Buda commented on the Children of Bodom tour and Revocation's upcoming headline run:
"Hey all thanks so much for coming out and raging with us for the past 5 weeks on the Children of Bodom, Eluveitie and Threat Signal tour! It was a wild ride, and we're sad to see it pass. But we are beyond psyched to now announce our headlining run in April with Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. Expect a longer set with some new tracks and some old classics. These shows are gonna kill, see you there!!" More...
As part of the ongoing "Ask the Artist" series, Metal Injection asked members of Prime Evil, Ramming Speed, Rosetta, A Life Once Lost, 3, Fight Amp, Howl, Black Tusk, Last Chance To Reason, Obscura, God Forbid, Magrudergrind and more to recall their favorite New Year's experience. Watch the video of their answers below.
Every band dreads touring in a snowstorm, and it can get dangerous. Metal Injection spoke with members of God Forbid, A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell, and Ramming Speed about what the worst snowstorm they ever drove through was in the latest edition of the web show "Ask The Artist."
At the MetalSuckFest in New York City, Metal Injection asked members of A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Ultrageist, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell and Ramming Speed what the most metal gift they ever received was. Find out their answers in the video below. More...
The Metal Suckfest -- the 2-day, 20-band, MetalSucks-curated metal festival being held at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th -- has made a last minute addition to its Day 1 roster: NYC pornogrind act Lake Bukkake will open the fest, prior to headliners Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, and many more. Metalsucks commented:
"After months and months and months of negotiations — and by 'negotiations,' we mean 'us pestering and begging them constantly' — the group has FINALLY agreed to emerge from their shell to play the opening set on Day 1 of The Metal Suckfest, one week from today, Friday, November 4. The band will play both I Left My Heart…and 1996's Shut Up it’s Good for Your Complexion in their entirety. (The combined running time of both albums is less than fifteen minutes.)
"They also PROMISED us to debut at LEAST two songs from Chinese Bukkakacy, which they have, indeed, been working on for awhile (although apparently it may not be called that anymore — 'The idea seemed pretty funny in 2006, not so much anymore,' the band told us by e-mail)."
The full Metal Sucks fest lineup is as follows: More...
The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:
Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)
Keep of Kalessin
Friday, November 4th More...
MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.
The lineup so far is shaping up as such:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Today is the Day
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.
Barn Burner recently completed a Canadian tour with 3 Inches of Blood and Cancer Bats and a headlining run through the west coast of the US. Of course, seeing as the band loves to party on the road, Barn Burner will be heading right back out in July and August with Ramming Speed.
Barn Burner will be touring in support of the band's second album, "Bangers II: Scum of the Earth," which saw the group once again teaming up with producer/engineer Adrian Popovich (Tricky Woo, Priestess, Sam Roberts, The Dears, and Sebastian Grainger).
The upcoming Barn Burner tour dates with Ramming Speed are as follows:
07/28 Burlington, VT TBA
07/29 Portland, ME The Fermentery w/ War Animal
07/30 Allston, MA The Butcher Shop w/ Phantom Glue
07/31 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Natur
08/01 Barn Burner music video shoot
08/02 Washington DC Corpse Fortress w/ Locusta
08/03 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
08/04 Philadelphia, PA JR's w/ Casket, Transient
08/05 Rochester, NY The Crown Barn Burner ONLY
08/05 Providence, RI Castlevania Ramming Speed only w/ Locusta
08/06 Somerville, MA Starlab Ramming Speed only w/ Locusta
Ramming Speed has posted two European tour trailers online from its current tour with Municipal Waste. You can view the clips below:
Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste is set to return to Europe next week for a headlining tour. The band, which has just finished a short run around the USA, will be kicking off the European tour on Friday, December 3rd in Belfast, UK. Support will come from Saviours and Ramming Speed. Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte comments:
"We are ready to return to the UK/EU with Saviours and Ramming Speed to celebrate our last tour of the year. It's gonna be awesome! Get there early, this is a great bill that you won't wanna miss!"
Front man Tony Foresta adds:
"I'm really looking forward to getting back over there. It feels like it's been forever since we've been. It seems like each time we come back the crowds get bigger and crazier. It's always good to come back year after year to see the same familiar faces as well as hordes of new ones getting rowdy to our music. I can't wait. This time we're taking Ramming Speed and Saviours. Both bands we've known for a while and dig them as friends as well as musicians, so I'm assuming that every night will be entertaining onstage as well as everywhere else this rowdy crew goes. It should be a fun one."
The dates are as follows: More...
Virginian crossover thrash metal outfit Municipal Waste has announced that they will be heading back to Europe this December, to make up for their previously cancelled European plans. Joining them on the trek will be Saviours and Ramming Speed.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
This June Boston road warriors RAMMING SPEED embark on their "Sons of Thunder" tour, the band's second ever two month world tour. Featuring multiple festival appearances and one off shows with the likes of Magrudergrind and Municipal Waste, the tour will bring the band from Iceland to Slovakia. In tow will be Ramming Speed's latest vinyl offering, "Always Disgusted, Never Surprised" (Punks Before Profits), the Candlelight Records debut "Brainwreck" and it's freshly repressed slime-green vinyl version (Brutal Panda Records). The newly repressed version of "Brainwreck" is limited to 300 copies and available for pre-order here.
As a warm up to the summer tour, RAMMING SPEED recently played the Revolver Magazine Golden God's party in New York (video of which can be seen here and below) and drummer Jonah Livingston sat down for a bit of pre-tour Q & A with UK metal blog Thrash Hits here.
Here are the latest RAMMING SPEED "Son's of Thunder" World Tour dates: More...
GHOUL has announced the complete tour dates for their European Roadkill tour. Complete Ghoul tour dates are as follows:
09/05 - Morbide Festspiele XI at Eastclub - Bischofswerda, Germany w/ Malevolent Creation, Vomitory, Satans Revenge on Mankind
09/07 - MKC-Next Bar - Ziar Nad Hronum w/ Jakubysko and Boiling Point
09/08 - Chelsea - Vienna, Austria w/ Municipal Waste
09/09 - Channel Zero - Ljubljana, Slovenia w/Extreme Smoke 57 and Septic Scum
09/11 - Septembertember 2 Dismember Fest - Bologna, Italy w/Birdflesh and Septic Scum
09/12- Uns Scheint die Sonne aus Dem Arsch Festival - Riegenhof, Germany
09/13- Le Klub - Paris, France w/ Altar of Plagues, Eibon, Lava, & Arafat
09/15- Semifinal- Helsinki, Finland w/ AVOIMEN HAUDAN LOYHKA and FORCA MACABRA
09/16- Vastavirta - Tampere, Finland w/ AVOIMEN HAUDAN LOYHKA
09/17- Little Devil - Tilburg, Netherlands w/ Sinister, Regurgitation, Viral Load, Embalmer
09/18- Velokot - Oostende, Belgium
09/19- NRW Deathfest at AJZ Bahndamm - Wermelskirchen, Germany
10/30 - Oakland Metro - Oakland, California, USA w/ Cannabis Corpse, Brainoil, Population Reduction, Ramming Speed
BURNING THE PROSPECT has announced more tour dates with RAMMING SPEED. The full tour schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 21st July - The Chameleon, Nottingham
Wednesday 22nd July - The Stockroom, Sheffield
Thursday 23rd July - Club Revolution (The Park), Peterborough
Friday 24th July - The Indian Queen, Boston
Saturday 25th July - Cussedfest! The Brudenell Social, Leeds