Ramming Speed Parts with Bassist, Plans Numerous Split CDs and European Tour
Canadian thrashers Ramming Speed have parted with their bassist and are seeking a permanent replacement. Here's the complete update from the band:
"Hails, followers of the Speed! There are some new things on the horizon for the band so I felt like an update was in order.
"First, and most importantly, Ramming Speed are currently dealing with our first line up change. Derek “The Bass Player” Cloonan has always been like a brother to us. We’ve fought the good fight together for the last 3 years, risking life and limb traversing the US as a solidified unit of rock. In any case, Derek recently cut his hair. He said something like “I don’t wanna to make a big deal out of it”. Alas, it is a big deal, so we kicked him out of the band. Phil “Phil in” Harwood (Bones Brigade, Coctopus) will once again be bringing his shit-stache, Rickenbacker, and smoke machine with us on the road taking Derek’s place on our upcoming winter mini-tour. Anyone interested in the permanent position must have long hair and be able to play the set set after drinking 6 or 7 beers.
"Moving on, we will be playing a few shows or so on our way back from THIS IS FOR YOU FEST this coming week. Here's the schedule for that:"
12/30 Orlando, FL @ This Is For You Fest (Soul Control, Khann, etc)
12/31 Richmond, VA @ Punk Metal Fuck Fest (Positive Noise, Mammoth Grinder)
1/1 Richmond, VA @ Hanging out and watching all the Rocky Movies
1/2 MD/PA @ TBA
1/3 NYC, NY @ The Stolen Sleeve Collective (Mammoth Grinder, Surroundings)
1/4 Boston, MA @ The Midway Cafe (Vinyl release party w/ Unholy Goatfucker)
"Moving onto vinyl, our first album Brainwreck will be released at the end of the month on vinyl via Brutal Panda Records. It will have the same neon green art as the CD and is hand numbered. www.Brutalpandarecords.com for more intel as it arrives.
"Over the next few months we’re going to start writing and recording for a number of splits. Not sure how many are going to actually come to fruition, but we’ve been talking to Battlemaster, ANS, Stormcrow, Cop On fire, Burning the Prospect and probably others. I’m sure a few of these will happen and a few won't.
"Come warm weather we will be shredding across the ocean for our first ever European tour. The tentative schedule includes Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Iceland, and many other countries that we never thought we’d plug guitars into. The jaunt is being booked by Thrash Bastard Records. If anyone wants to book a show, get in touch with that dude!"
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