HALSHUG: DANISH RAW PUNK ACT SIGNS WITH SOUTHERN LORD FOR RELEASE OF DEBUT LP;EUROPEAN TOUR BEGINS TODAY
Southern Lord has sanctioned the label’s latest signing in the form of Danish raw punk/hardcore trio, HALSHUG. Formed in Copenhagen only two years ago, the riotous young act unloads some of the most arresting, traditionally-styled crust punk/d-beat hardcore to be found. Embodying the enraged sentiment of archetypal leaders of the genre, Doom, Anti Cimex, and Discharge, drawing direct influence from Infernöh, Hoax and Death Token, and fuelled by society’s modern-day ills, HALSHUG are already in line with Nuclear Death Terror, Wolfbrigade, Skitsystem and the best of the movement’s current top acts.
With one initial demo under their belt, followed by the 2013 Dödskontrol 7” and through regional and more heavily-concentrated European touring, HALSHUG has already gained a great reputation as a punishing act, early in the powerful trio’s lifespan. They shall continue to expand on their live executions throughout 2014 with even more widespread gigs in the pipeline and their newest venture, a two-week tour through Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium and Holland, begins today, April 16th in Berlin.
HALSHUG will continue to tour throughout Europe and plan to invade North America later in 2014, following the release of their debut LP, soon to be recorded for Southern Lord. More on that very soon, meanwhile here are the tour dates…
HALSHUG April European Tour:
4/16/2014 Köpi – Berlin, Germany
4/17/2014 Rote Zora – Altenburg, Germany
4/18/2014 Nad Viktorkou – Prague, Czech Republic
4/19/2014 basement show – Basel, Switzerland
4/20/2014 KuZeb Osterfestival – Bremgarten, Switzerland
4/21/2014 Kessel – Offenburg, Germany
4/22/2014 TBA – Antwerpen, Belgium
4/23/2014 Punkkneipe – Osnabrück, Germany
4/24/2014 OCCII – Amsterdam, Netherlands
4/25/2014 Dräschfeschd – Hamburg, Germany
4/26/2014 Inihaus – Bad Oldesloe, Germany
4/27/2014 Alte Meierei – Kiel, Germany
Stay tuned for further HALSHUG broadcasts in the coming weeks.