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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.

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Ringworm Details New Album "Hammer Of The Witch"

Cleveland's legendary kings of metallic hardcore Ringworm return with the Relapse debut "Hammer Of The Witch." The band worked on the record with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH. Thirteen songs of "fire-y rage" propelled by lead vocalist Human Furnace's wrathful fury, this is a record sure to satisfy metal heads and hardcore kids alike. Riffs and grooves collide on songs like "Psychic Vampires" and "Bleed" creating some of the most vicious hooks to get stuck in your brain in a long, long time.

The artwork for the album was designed by frontman Human Furnace. "Hammer of the Witch" is set to drop on March 18th in North America, March 17th for the UK/World and March 14th for Germany/Benelux/Finland. Preorders can be made via Relapse in CD, LP and digital formats at this location.

The track listing is:

1. Dawn of Decay
2. Bleed
3. Leave Your Skin at the Door
4. Exit Life
5. Psychic Vampire
6. King of Blood
7. I Recommend Amputation
8. Hammer of the Witch
9. We'll Always Have the End
10. One Of Us Is Going to Have to Die...
11. Vicious Circle of Life
12. Die Like a Pig
13. Height of Revelation More...

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A389 X Anniversary Bash Lineup Revealed

The full two-day itinerary for the massive tenth installment of A389 Recordings' annual label Bash in Baltimore, Maryland is now finalized, as the stellar gathering is now just over one month away. Sponsored by Invisible Oranges, the Bash will see A389 turning a decade old, with the massive melee to be held on January 17th and 18th, 2014.

The newest and final show of the two-day massacre has just been confirmed, with the declaration of a second Sideshow, confirmed to lead off the festivities Thursday, January 16th. The newly locked gig will showcase Pharaoh, Occultist, Ampallang Infection, Frightened Teeth (Members of Frightener and Pulling Teeth playing Frightener songs) and headliners, Ringworm.

The full lineup and running order for both days can be found below, including exclusive performances from All Out War, Infest and Haymaker, a one-time Bloodlet reunion set, the exclusive one time performance from Intergrity's "Systems Overload" lineup -- the first in over twenty years -- Full Of Hell, Noisem, Empire Of Rats, Iron Reagan, Power Trip, Ilsa Weekend Nachos, and more.

Thursday, January 16th @ Sidebar Tavern:
Ringworm / Frightened Teeth / Pharaoh / Occultist / Ampallang Infection

Friday, January 17th @ Baltimore Soundstage:
Infest / Haymaker / In Cold Blood / Full Of Hell / Iron Reagan / Sex Prisoner / Jarhead Fertilizer

Saturday, January, 18th @ Sidebar Tavern [Matinee]:
Ilsa / Like Rats / Sick/Tired / Sokushinbutsu

Saturday, January 18th @ Baltimore Soundstage:
Integrity / All Out War / Bloodlet / Weekend Nachos / Noisem / Power Trip / Pick Your Side / Homewrecker / Empire Of Rats More...

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Ringworm Added To Brooklyn Showcase

Coming off of a recent North American headline tour, Cleveland's Ringworm has been added as a special guest to the Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase.

The Showcase is set for Thursday, October 17th at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. Appearing alongside Ringworm will be Pelican, Primitive Man, Aksumite, Radiation Blackbody, and Hasj. The showcase is open to CMJ badge holders and tickets are available for purchase right here.

Ringworm released new EP "Bleed" in September via Relapse Records. Check it out below. More...

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Ringworm Streaming New EP

Cleveland's Ringworm is set to release a new EP titled "Bleed" this coming September 17th through Relapse Records.

"Bleed" includes three new tracks and a Discharge cover song. "Bleed" will be available in multiple different vinyl colors. Today the EP is streaming in full and can be heard below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

Ringworm will hit the road this fall for a tour with labelmates Howl and Call of the Void. These dates kick off October 1st in Albany, NY and run through October 12th in Akron, OH. Prior to the tour, Ringworm will play a headline show in Erie, PA on September 30th. More...

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Ringworm Posts New Track "Bleed"

Cleveland's Ringworm has teamed up with Metalsucks.net to stream the title track to the new 3 song 10" titled "Bleed." Check out the track below.

"Bleed" will be released September 17th via Relapse Records and features three brand new songs, including a "Discharge" cover. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Ringworm will hit the road this fall for a tour with label-mates Howl and Call of the Void. These dates kick off October 1st in Albany, NY and runs through October 12th in Akron, OH. More...

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Call Of The Void Announces Fall Shows

Call of the Void has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Along side our tour with Ringworm and Howl, we will be hitting the road with Withdrawal for a few dates and some dates on our own. Check the full list below. We still have some TBD, so if you can help in those areas, let us know."

9/21/2013 - Tour Kickoff Denver @ Seventh Circle Music Collective w/Stoic Dissension
9/25/2013 - Lincoln, Nebraska @ Bourbon Theater w/ Windhand and Vickers
9/26/2013 - Minneapolis , Minnesota @ The Hexagon w/ Ambassador Gun, Blue Ox
9/27/2013 - Chicago, Illionois @ TBD w/ Pig Champion
9/28/2013 - Columbus, Ohio @ The Dude Locker w/ TBD
9/29/2013 - Pittsburgh, Penn @ Kopec's w/ Meth Quarry, Wrought Iron and Sistered
9/30/2013 - Baltimore, Maryland @ Ottobar w/ Asthma Castle
10/1/2013 - Albany, New York @ Bogies w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/2/2013 - Boston, Massachusetts @ Great Scott w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/3/2013 - Brooklyn , New York @ St. Vitus w/ Ringworm, Howl and Noisem
10/4/2013 - Wilmington, Delaware @ Mojo 13 Delaware Deathfest w/ Dying Fetus, Devourment
10/5/2013 - Greensboro, North Carolina @ Greene Street w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/6/2013 - Atlanta, Georgia @ Earl's w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/7/2013 - Metairie, Louisiana @ Cypress w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/8/2013 - Little Rock, Arkansas @ Downtown Music w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/9//2013 - Nashville, Tennessee @ @ The End w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/10/2013 - Indianapolis, Indiana @ Indy's Jukebox w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/11/2013 - Hamtramck, Michigan @ Paycheck's Lounge w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/12/2013 - Akron, OH @ Annabelle's Lounge w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/14/2013 - Champaign, Illinois @ Error Records w/ Withdrawal
10/15/2013 - Evansville, Indiana @ TBD w/ Withdrawal
10/16/2013 - Louisville, Kentucky @ Haymarket w/ Withdrawal
10/17/2013 - Cincinnati, OH @ TBD w/ Withdrawal
10/18/2013 - St.Louis, Missouri Gateway To The West Fest
10/19/2013 - St.Louis, Missouri Gateway To The West Fest
10/20/2013 - Springfield, Missouri @TBD w/ Withdrawal
10/21/2013 - Witchita, Kansas @TBD w/ Withdrawal
10/22/2013 - Cedar Falls, Iowa @ Redeemer Church w/ Withdrawal

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Ringworm Finishes Work On New EP

Cleveland hardcore/metal act Ringworm has completed work on a limited edition 3 song 10" in anticipation of a fall 2013 U.S. tour.

The EP, which is titled "Bleed," will be released September 17th via Relapse Records. "Bleed" features three brand new songs including a "Discharge" cover. "Bleed" will be available in multiple different vinyl colors, and pre-orders are available here. Check out a teaser trailer below.

Ringworm will hit the road this fall for a tour with label-mates Howl and Call of the Void. These dates kick off October 1st in Albany, NY and runs through October 12th in Akron, OH. Prior to the tour, Ringworm will take part in the A389 Summer Extermination in Baltimore, MD on August 16th and a headline show in Erie, PA on September 30th. More...

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A389 Announces Baltimore Showcase

Following previous label-based festivals in its backyard over the past few years, Baltimore-based A389 Recordings has locked down a crushing gathering for mid-August. The label comments:

"Set up to offer an alternative to the frigid annual anniversary bashes the label throws in January, yet following the same blueprint of combining label priorities with personal favorites, this killer Summer throwdown has been dubbed the A389 Summer Extinction and is set to take place at Baltimore’s Ottobar club on Friday, August 16th.

"The ruthless all-ages event will feature blazing sets from A389 label acts including local thrash warriors Noisem and infamous noise/grind henchmen Full of Hell, and special guests including Texas d-beaters Impalers, Cleveland killers and label alumni Ringworm, an exclusive fly-in performance from Texas crossover crew Power Trip, and the first area appearance from Virginia-based thrash kingpins Municipal Wate in years. Purchase early bird tickets to the event now at this location."

A page dedicated to the A389 Summer Extinction has been posted by Stereokiller including a player with tracks from all six bands streaming. Check it out right here.

The A389 Summer Extinction
8/16/2013 The Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
w/ Impalers, Noisem, Full Of Hell, Power Trip, Municipal Waste, Ringworm

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Ringworm Begins Work On New Album

Ringworm has entered the studio and started work on the band's Relapse Records debut, which will be released later this year. The band will be working with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH.

Ringworm has also confirmed a handful of tour dates for this summer. More shows are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. A complete list of dates can be found below.

5/11: Owensboro, KY @ BBQ Fest
6/6: Toldeo, OH @ Frankie's*
6/7: Columbus, OH @ Skully's*
6/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's Death On the Vine Fest (w/ Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death)
6/9: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge * (no Mutilation Rites)
* w/ Noisem, Mutilation Rites, Encrust

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Ringworm Signs With Relapse

Relapse Records is excited to announce the signing of Cleveland, OH metal/hardcore veterans Ringworm.

Formed in 1990, Ringworm (Human Furnace - Vocals, Matt Sorg - Guitar, John Comprix - Guitar, Ed Stephens - Bass, Danny Zink - Drums) has previously released six full-length records on labels Deathwish, A389, and Victory Records in addition to playing countless shows with the likes of Cro-Mags, Integrity, Kreator, Goatwhore, Nasum, and many others. The band will be entering the studio to record a Relapse debut this April. Vocalist Human Furnace commented on the signing:

"Throughout our existence I've felt that Ringworm has always been the 'black sheep,' never quite fitting into any specific genre mold. Sometimes too metal for hardcore, other times too hardcore for metal. We enjoy distorting the line between the two and, often, completely destroying it. But I've always felt that we've never quite had a home that understood where we're coming from and embraced the fact what we are a 'black sheep' and we aren't cookie-cut bullshit. We feel that we finally found that home. They understand that there are legions of black sheep out there that don't fit into society's 'one size fits all' mold. We couldn't be more excited to be more working with Relapse." More...

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Ringworm Releases "Used Up, Spit Out" Video

Cleveland hardcore act Ringworm has released a new music video for “Used Up, Spit Out” exclusively through Metal Sucks. The video, taken from the "Scars" album, can be viewed at this location.

Vocalist Human Furnace commented, “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.”

Ringworm will be hitting the road on May 29th, 2012 with support from Everything Went Black. Dates are as follows: More...

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Everything Went Black Announces Spring Tour

The St. Louis metallic hardcore act Everything Went Black is excited to announce an upcoming spring tour with fellow hardcore act Ringworm, which starts in Chicago on May 29th and ends June 8th in Ohio. The band will be supporting "Cycles of Light," released earlier this year on CD, LP and MP3.

Lead singer Brandon Hoffman stated, “'Cycles of Light' came out back in January, and since then we have been trying to keep busy on the road and writing another record. Going out with Ringworm is an honor for us; we have been following them for years and years.”

Everything Went Black also has several high-profile shows coming up before and after the Ringworm dates, including an appearance at the Sound & Fury festival in Santa Barbara in June. The complete list of dates is as follows: More...

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Chaos in Tejas Fest 2012 Lineup Revealed

Brooklyn Vegan, has announced the lineup to Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 held in Austin, Texas on May 31st. The eighth installment once again shows metal meddling with punk. This year The sludgy pace of power violence finds the perfect partner in doom metal. Winter and Loss will cover the capital in morose molasses, while Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust and a reunited Nasum will shift the festival into higher gears.

The initial lineup is as follows:

Antisect (England)
the Mob (England)
Nasum (Sweden)
Best Coast
Tear it Up
Varukers (England)
Iceage (Denmark)
Forward (Japan)
the Abused
Warrior Kids (France)
Black Witchery
Heratys (Sweden)
Zyanose (Japan)
Double Negative
Toxic Holocaust
the Ropes
Whitehorse (Australia)
Gas Chamber
Magic Circle
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads

The list of bands above is only an initial lineup. One hundred-plus more bands will be announced in the future.

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Victory Records Offers Free Labor Day Compilation

Victory Records is offering a free Labor Day sampler compilation for download on its Facebook Page. You need to "Like" the page to make the download accessible. The tracklisting for the sampler is listed in the image below.

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Nails To Kick Off Co-Headlining Tour Tomorrow

Southern Lord hardcore henchmen Nails' co-headlining tour with Cleveland act Ringworm is set to begin tomorrow, Saturday, July 30th, at San Francisco’s 924 Gilman.

The "Death Comes Ripping" tour 2011 will ruin fourteen cities in a cross-country rampage in into mid-August. In addition to headliners Nails and Ringworm, support acts Bitter End and New Lows will take part in the melee. The tour surges towards the East Coast over the next two weeks, coming to a close at the massive four-day This Is Hardcore 2011 Fest in Philadelphia, where Nails and Ringworm will play the same night as Youth of Today, H20, Token Entry, Title Fight, Mouthpiece and others.

Following the tour, NAILS return to 924 Gilman as part of a React Records showcase, playing alongside Mindset, Betrayed, On, No Tolerance Skin Like Iron and more. The band's upcoming shows are as follows:

7/30/2011 924 Gilman – San Francisco, CA w/ Crucified, Deep Cover
7/31/2011 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA w/ Creatures
8/01/2011 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ w/ Territory
8/02/2011 house show – El Paso, TX [info]
8/03/2011 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Oneagainstmany
8/04/2011 Trees – Dallas, TX w/ Power Trip
8/05/2011 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR
8/06/2011 The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
8/07/2011 Fubar Music Venue – St Louis, MO
8/08/2011 Subterranean – Chicago, IL w/ Harm’s Way
8/09/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
8/10/2011 Bogies – Albany, NY
8/11/2011 Great Scott – Boston, MA
8/12/2011 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore 2011 [info]

React Records Showcase 2011:
9/23/2011 924 Gilman Street – Berkeley, CA @ [info]

Nails is also currently working on the follow-up to the "Unsilent Death" album, which will see release sometime this Winter.

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Ringworm To Release "Scars" Album

Resist Records has issued the following announcement about Ringworm releasing the new album "Scars" later this month:

"It’s been four long years, but hardcore heavyweights, Ringworm, have finally resurrected with their fifth assaulting and vicious album Scars, released this July. Twenty years after their 1991 birth in Cleveland, Ohio, Ringworm rises above with the brutal new release to remind fans why they are the pioneering visionaries of metallic hardcore.

"Heading down under for the second time, the band will be joined on an Australian wide tour this September with one of Australia’s own most influential heavyweights, Mindsnare. Tickets are on sale now."

Ringworm also has a string of U.S. tour dates coming up at the end of July and early August. Full details can be found by heading over to this location.

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Ringworm Announces U.S. Tour

Ringworm has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States. Other acts scheduled to appear on the bill include Nails and Bitter End. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/30 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman
07/31 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
08/01 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
08/02 La Cruces, NM – Trainyard
08/03 Austin, TX – Red 7
08/04 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/05 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
08/06 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
08/07 St Louis, MO – Fubar Music Venue
08/08 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
08/09 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
08/10 Albany, NY – Bogies
08/11 Boston, MA – Great Scott

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BrooklynVegan Announces Four Day Shows During SXSW

BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:

3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
1:35 Kvelertak
2:20 Rwake
3:10 Hull
4:05 Trap Them
5:00 Yob

3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
12:15 Owen Hart
1:00 Salvation
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3:15 Cough
4:00 Magrudergrind
4:45 Gaza
5:30 Wormrot
6:15 Ringworm

3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
12:20 Altaar
1:00 Castevet
1:45 Wolvhammer
2:30 Batillus
3:15 Grayceon
4:00 Deafheaven
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
6:15 Tombs

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Ringworm Announces 10th Anniversary Tour

Extreme hardcore act Ringworm has announced that it will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its "Birth is Pain" album by performing it in its entirety on its forthcoming tour of the United States. The band will also be performing a second set of other Ringworm material.

The dates include:
03/15 Cincinnati, OH – Fogartys
03/16 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
03/17 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
03/18 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/19 Tulsa, OK – Reverb (feat. Bitter End)
03/20 St Louis, MO – Fubar Lounge
03/21 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

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All Out War Planning Tour w/ Ringworm

Having recently returned from a European mini-tour, All Out War is the process of setting up a tour with Ringworm. Their only confirmed show at this point is on October 2nd in Trenton, NJ with the return of Shutdown.

All Out War is touring in support of their latest effort, "Into the Killing Fields," released this summer on Victory Records. The band comments: "Thanks to everyone who has bought INTO THE KILLING FIELDS. We worked hard on the release and are very proud of it."

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