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Below is our complete Ringworm 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Berserker IV Festival Lineup Finalized

On April 14-15th 2017, The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker music fest. Now in its fourth year, the all-ages, two-day event is a wholly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and his wife Veronica.

Berserker IV is capped offf with the addition of hardcore heavyweights Ringworm. This year's lineup boasts thirty bands on three stages with appearances by internationally touring acts like GWAR, OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, Brain Tentacles, Child Bite, and more as well as new and established underground artists including Immortal Bird, Cemetery Piss, Fuck You Pay Me, SNAFU, Artillery Breath, and others.

The festival also marks the official return of Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX William,s who will front the band for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant this past December.

For those who haven't recently replaced their livers, Berserker IV will debut the festival exclusive Blood Troll Mead, made with Michigan Wildflower Honey, fresh Elderberries, and fresh Gooseberries. It is made with fruits grown and used in Nordic tradition. We cannot promise no Trolls were harmed in the making of this mead. The full festival lineup will be as follows: More...

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Ringworm To Tour With Darkest Hour

Ringworm has announced new U.S. tour dates supporting Darkest Hour through February/March 2017. Additional support will be provided by Rotten Sound, Tombs, and Rivers of Nihil. The full confirmed schedule is as follows:

Feb 17 Washington, DC Black Cat
Feb 18 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
Feb 19 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
Feb 21 New York, NY Saint Vitus
Feb 22 Detroit, MI New Dodge Tavern
Feb 23 Chicago, IL Reggies
Feb 24 Milwaukee, WI The Metal Grill
Feb 25 Vote on Fanbadassdor!
Feb 26 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
Feb 28 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
Mar 01 Salt Lake City, Utah Metro Bar
Mar 02 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar (21+)
Mar 04 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s
Mar 05 Portland, OR Analog Theater
Mar 06 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Mar 08 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Mar 11 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Mar 12 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Mar 13 Tucson, AZ Club XS
Mar 14 Albequerque, NM The Compound 2
Mar 15 Lubbock, TX Backstage
Mar 16 Austin, TX Grizzly Hall
Mar 17 Houston, TX White Oak
Mar 18 San Antonio, TX Korova
Mar 19 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
Mar 21 Cincinnati, OH Northside Yacht Club More...

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Relapse Releases Free Sampler

Relapse has a new winter 2016 sampler available for streaming below and up for free download here. The label comments:

"Relapse Records is excited to present one of our largest and most diverse yearly samplers to date, featuring music from all corners of the metalsphere and beyond.

"We’ve gathered 41 tracks taken from new and upcoming releases, including music from rising stars like Gatecreeper, Nothing, Inter Arma, and Gruesome, tracks from sonic boundary-pushers Myrkur, Survive, Brain Tentacles, and Boris, and songs from brand-new signees The Obsessed, King Woman, Cloakroom, and Integrity.

"The sampler also includes new music from Relapse heavyweights Red Fang, Obscura, Obituary, The Album Leaf, and many more alongside selections from our recent reissues of classic albums by Death, Pentagram, and more." More...

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Texas Revolution Fest Hosts Modern Metal Bill

October 22, 2016-Texas Revolution Festival held in Austin is a festival run by promoters Come And Take It Productions.

I’ve covered a lot of Come And Take It shows for Metalunderground.com, including the spring version of the festival, Texas Independence Fest in 2015. That festival featured such bands as Between The Buried And Me, Vital Remains, White Chapel, COC, Death Angel and Cavalera Conspiracy. Tonight billed such artists as Hatebreed, Devildriver, Soilwork and Crowbar.

The Independence Festival was a three-day outing, while Texas Revolution was only one day. Both festivals were held at the same venue—Empire Control Room & Garage. The Control Room stage was an smaller, inside stage that held many of the lesser-known and local acts. Ringworm headlined that stage. The Garage is an outside stage that housed the headliners. More...

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Ringworm Announces New Tour Dates

Hot off the release of new album "Snake Church" (streaming here), Cleveland metal/hardcore group Ringworm just announced a headlining U.S. tour with Ontario metallic hardcore four-piece Exalt (additional guests TBA soon).

The tour will see the bands tearing through the U.S. from coast to coast over the course of three weeks beginning this October 5th in Brooklyn. Check out a full itinerary below.

Additionally, Ringworm will be embarking on a run of European dates with Hierophant and Noisem this coming December. The band has also been confirmed for So What Fest in Dallas and Texas Revolution Fest in Austin (alongside labelmates Incantation). More...

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Ringworm Streaming Full Album

Cleveland metal/hardcore veterans Ringworm just shared a full stream of forthcoming full-length album "Snake Church" ahead of its release date this coming Friday via Relapse. Listen in below.

Additionally, Ringworm just announced a run of European dates this coming December. The band has also been confirmed for two festival appearances in the U.S. this fall and summer - This Is Hardcore Fest in Philly (alongside labelmates Iron Reagan and Integrity) and Texas Revolution Fest in Austin (alongside labelmates Incantation). See the band live:

Aug 5 Philadelphia, PA This is Hardcore Fest
Oct 22 Austin, TX Texas Revolution Fest
Nov 19 Roeselare, BE De verlichte Geest
Nov 21 Nantes, FR Scene Michelet
Nov 22 Montpelier, FR Secret Place
Nov 24 Zurich, CH Werk21
Nov 25 Liege, BE Reflektor Club
Nov 26 Rotterdam, NL Baroeg
Nov 27 Drachten, NL Iduna
Nov 30 Bydgoszcz, PL Estrada
Dec 2 Hamburg, DE Indra
Dec 3 Duisburg, DE JUZ St. Peter More...

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Ringworm Premieres "The Razor And The Knife"

Ringworm premieres a new song entitled "The Razor And The Knife", taken from the upcoming new album "Snake Church", which will be out in stores July 29 via Relapse Records.

Check out now "The Razor And The Knife" below.

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Ringworm Posts "Innocent Blood" Video

A new music video was just shared by Cleveland metal/hardcore crew Ringworm - the animated video (by Mitchell Luna of labelmates Maruta) is set to the thundering track "Innocent Blood," taken from the band's forthcoming new full-length "Snake Church."

Ringworm's 8th full-length album "Snake Church" is a 12-track, 30+ minute testament of vicious aggression recorded and produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, ZAO) at Spider Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Xibalba, Black Breath). "Snake Church" is due out this July 29th on CD/LP/digital formats via Relapse. More...

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Ringworm Posts "Shades Of Blue" Video

Cleveland hardcore/thrash heavyweights Ringworm just shared a new music video from forthcoming full-length album "Snake Church." Check out "Shades of Blue" below, and the band also comments:

"Not horror, but more of a twisted love tale that accompanies the song. The story segments of the video where taken from a short film of the same name, 'Shades of Blue.' It's a sequel, a part 2. It picks up where the story told in the 2005 Ringworm video 'Justice Replaced by Revenge' leaves off.

|Surprisingly, the entire project came together quite organically, despite being shot 11 years apart.
We were able to get the same lead actors that we used 11 years ago and we were able to combine the original JRBR (Justice Replaced by Revenge) footage, current footage and secondary footage, (shot later) to tell the second part of the story. The 'Shades' video tells part of that story that is fully revealed in the short film." More...

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Ringworm Premieres New Song "Destroy Or Create"

Cleveland quintet Ringworm premieres a new song entitled "Destroy Or Create" and a Venom cover version for "Poison", taken from a bizarre split 7'' with jazz-noise super-group Brain Tentacles (members of Municipal Waste, Keelhaul, Yakuza), featuring Venom and Celtic Frost covers from each act.

Check out now "Destroy Or Create" and "Poison" by Ringworm below.

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Ringworm Announces New Album

Cleveland quintet Ringworm just announced that 8th full-length album, "Snake Church," is coming July 29th via Relapse Records.

A 12-track, 30+ minute testament of vicious aggression, "Snake Church" was recorded and produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, ZAO) at Spider Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Xibalba, Black Breath).

Check out the opening title track below. The full "Snake Church" track listing is as follows:

1. Snake Church
2. Brotherhood of the Midnight Sun
3. Fear the Silence
4. The Black Light of a Living Ghost
5. Destroy or Create
6. Shades of Blue
7. Innocent Blood
8. The Apparition
9. Believer
10. The Razor and The Knife
11. Angel of War
12. Temple of the Wolves More...

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Unearth At The Subterranean

I took the Metra to the CTA Blue Line since I didn't want to pay for both gas and city parking. Besides, mass transit probably caused more damage to my hearing over the years that heavy metal ever did. On the way down to the city, the train conductor asked if I was in high school as he was offering student discounts and I looked like I could be a teenager. I'm 28. That's the downside of shaving my beard off every spring and staying clean shaven all the way through the summer until late autumn. With it, I look 16. Without it I look 45. I simply cannot win.

The venue is located in Wicker Park, which is the Hipster capital of Chicago thanks in no small part to the Subterranean being located right next to the Double Door. If there was any further proof that the hipster generation is a bunch of aging fossils, the Subterranean had a flier for an upcoming nu metal DJ night with a picture of Fred Durst. When your generation is old enough to get nostalgic and start looking backwards instead of to the future, they're officially as pathetic as retired hippies still pining away for the 60s. More...

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Culture Killer Headed Out On Tour With Ringworm

Culture Killer will be heading north from the band's home base of Florida next month to tour with Ringworm.

The tour, which also features White Widows Pact, kicks off in Pittsburgh on August 16th. This will be an extra special set of shows: Ringworm will be performing the "Justice Replaced by Revenge" album in its entirety, so don't miss out!

More details about the upcoming Culture Killer album will be made available throughout the next few months. The album is expected to be released this fall.

08/16 Pittsburgh, PA The Shop
08/17 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
08/18 Brooklyn, NY Acheron
08/19 Allston, MA Great Scott
08/20 Albany, NY Fuzebox
08/21 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge More...

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Ringworm Announces New Tour Dates

Cleveland's metallic hardcore outfit Ringworm has announced an additional run of dates to follow a recent North American tour with Goatwhore, Black Breath and Theories.

One these new shows, the band will be supported by White Widows Pact and Culture Killer and will be playing the album "Justice Replaced By Revenge" in its entirety, which is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary. A complete listing of dates is available below.

Aug 15 Gwar-BQ Richmond, VA
Aug 16 The Shop Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 17 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Aug 18 Acheron Brooklyn, NY
Aug 19 Great Scott Boston, MA
Aug 20 Fuzebox Albany, NY
Aug 21 Voltage Lounge Philadelphia, PA More...

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Maryland Deathfest Names 45 More Acts For 2016

Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced 45 more acts for the 2016 edition of the annual Memorial Day festival bash. Among the list - U.K. doom metal legends Paradise Lost, U.S. doom metal upstarts Crypt Sermon, the reformed Swedish death act Centinex, U.K. legends Discharge, U.S. thrash legends Hirax, soon to be defunct legends Nuclear Blast, U.K. classic metal legends Satan and the mighty Bay Area thrash act Testament.

Tickets for the event will be available soon. Head over to this location for more information.

The freshly named act list is:

The Afternoon Gentlemen (UK)
Centinex (Sweden)
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin (Italy)
Crypt Sermon
Demonical (Sweden)
Demonic Christ
Deranged (Sweden)
Discharge (UK)
Dopethrone (Canada)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Gets Worse (UK)
Ground More...

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GWAR-B-Q Adds More Bands

Topping off what is already an insanely diverse and incendiary lineup for the weekend of GWAR B-Q 2015 in Richmond, VA, today GWAR announces even more bands that will ram heavy metal and punk rock so far up your ass you'll shit molten lead the rest of your life!

Bat, the side project of Ryan Waste from Municipal Waste, and hardcore legend Felix Griffin of DRI, will be performing at the GWAR B-Q on Saturday August 15th as part of a small string of ultra rare live appearances the band is making in late summer.

Also adding to the powerhouse metal onslaught at Hadad's Lake this year are horror inspired death metal peddlers Troglodyte, Kentucky based Stonecutters, and Richmond's own Gritter. The full lineup is as follows:

GWAR (Your Lords and Masters)
The Descendants (California Punk Rock Giants)
Clutch (Crushing Grooves and Pure Rock and Roll Fury)
Down (Phil Anselmo. PERIOD.)
Goatwhore (Blackened Death Metal from NOLA)
Cro-Mags (NYHC Legends)
mc chris (A rapper playing the GWAR B-Q?)
Ghoul (Blood Splattering Thrash)
The Dickies (The Clown Princes of Punk)
Cancer Bats (Canada's Sweethearts)
American Sharks (Who are heading to RVA from their recent beach feeding frenzy)
Valkyrie (Featuring Pete Adams of Baroness)
Mutoid Man (A super group featuring Steve Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge)
Dead Earth Politics (This band beat The Sword 3 times running as Austin's Best Metal Band)
Ringworm (Which is something JiZMak thought he caught from Big Foot)
Child Bite (Which is also something that happened to JiZMak visiting Housecore Records)
Gritter (Rhymes with Shitter)
RPG (Richmond Hard Rock Legends)
Bat (Yet another super group)
Stonecutters (Kentucky Fried Metal)
Troglodyte (Innovators of Neandercore) More...

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Theories Gearing Up For Summer Touring

Pacific Northwest death / grind unit Theories will kick off a live takeover with Goatwhore, Ringworm, and Black Breath on June 6th. Theories will be touring in support of the debilitating fruitage of the "Regression" full-length released earlier this spring via Metal Blade Records.

Captured at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al) with mixing and mastering conducted by Visceral Sound's Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), "Regression" delivers ten violent psalms of antagonistic, crust-infused death grind centered on the wanton truths of a society gone terribly wrong.

See the band live: More...

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Ringworm Updates Tour Schedule

Cleveland's Ringworm has announced an additional run of dates around the band's upcoming North American tour with Goatwhore and Black Breath.

The band will play a series of headlining dates starting May 16th in Akron, OH and including a stop at the Fort Worth Metal Fest in Texas before joining Goatwhore on June 7th in San Antonio, TX. A complete listing of dates is available below.

Ringworm released latest album, and debut for Relapse Records, "Hammer of the Witch" last March. Give it a listen here: More...

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces Day Schedule

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, has just released individual day tickets! On a tight schedule? Dying to see that one special band? Mean old boss won't let you have the whole weekend off? Never fear, HHFF is here for you! It’s all going down at Emo’s in Austin, TX, right before Halloween, between the unhallowed dates of October 23-26, 2014; tickets for each show are now available, as well as the Combo and Music badges. More...

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Housecore Horror Announces Special TCM Luncheon

Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!

On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...

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