RINGWORM to Release Hammer of the Witch March 18th on Relapse Records – Announce Co-Headline Tour With Death Before Dishonor

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Ringworm has announced their new full length Hammer Of The Witch will be out on March 18th in North America. This will be the metallic hardcore band’s Relapse debut, and it looks to continue their blend of heavy hitting, catchy riffs and intense vocals. I’ve already listened to the title track (streaming below) four times in the process of posting this article, and if the rest of the album can match up it looks like it could be a new favorite. Ringworm has also announced a co-headlining tour with Death Before Dishonor which will kick off March 29th in Reading, PA.

Cleveland’s legendary kings of metallic hardcore RINGWORM return with their 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.13 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. Hammer Of The Witch might just be the finest moment in RINGWORM’s 20 plus year career. The artwork for the album was designed by frontman Human Furnace.

Hammer of the Witch is set release March 18th in North America, March 17th for the UK/World and March 14th for Germany / Benelux / Finland.

The album is available for pre-order from Relapse in CD, LP and digital formats at http://bit.ly/RingwormHammer

The title track from Hammer of the Witch is being premiered today and is available for streaming on YouTube and via Soundcloud.

RINGWORM will be hitting the road in support of Hammer of the Witch beginning March 29th in Reading, PA, where the band will embark on a co-headline tour with Death Before Dishonor, which runs through April 19th in Lakewood, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Destined to be a mainstay in every hardcore metal fan’s headphones, RINGWORM’s Hammer of the Witch serves to solidify the bands vital place in hardcore history. Noisey hails this work as “yet another achievement in a long line of uncompromising heavy [music] from these dudes,” while New Noise Magazine raves, “Everything you love about the brutalest, viciousest metal infused hardcore legends continues without missing a step.”

 

Hammer of the Witch Track Listing:

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

 

RINGWORM Co-Headline with Before Dishonor:

3/29: Reading, PA @ Club Reverb

3/30: Patchogue, NY @ 89 North

3/31: Quincy, MA @ PRC

4/1: Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space

4/2: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions

4/3: Columbus, OH @ KOBO Live

4/4: Covington, KY @ Legends

4/5: Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway

4/6: Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar

4/7: Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar

4/8: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds (downstairs)

4/9: San Antonio, TX @ The Korova

4/10: El Paso, TX @ The Spot

4/11: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

4/12: Pomona, CA @ Aladdin Jr.

4/13: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

4/14: Salt Lake City @ Shred Shred

4/15: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

4/16: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot

4/17: Sauk Rapids, MN @ Bubbas Bar

4/18: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

4/19: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.ringworm13.net

https://www.facebook.com/Ringworm13

https://twitter.com/RNGWRM13

http://www.relapse.com

http://ringworm.bandcamp.com/

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