OBLITERATIONS: LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE CALIFORNIAN BAND’S DEBUT ALBUM; UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Today you can hear the first audio sample from Obliterations’ debut LP, Poison Everything, which shall be released this October via Southern Lord. Listen to the album’s cruel shredder, “The One That Got Away”
With current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours, Night Horse and other acts merging their collectively callous talents into a jacked-up and unhinged punk/hardcore delivery in Obliterations, the outcome of their Poison Everything LP resembles a mangled, modernised amalgamation of The Stooges, MC5, Laughing Hyenas, Black Flag and Poison Idea surging with a dangerous and adrenaline-fuelled pulse of a back-alley brawl on the verge of going down.
Obliterations also confirms tours in both North America and UK/Europe this Autumn in conjunction with the release of Poison Everything. First up, the band will tear up the West Coast US and Canada on a Southern Lord package tour, headlining a majority of the shows on the run with support from labelmates Baptists and Torch Runner. In addition, 1980s Texas punk legends, The Offenders, will headline several of the California shows, and the entire tour will kick off with a massive Southern Lord showcase on October 15th in the label’s home of Los Angeles, with Excel, Goatsnake, The Offenders, Xibalba set to perform in addition to the three-band tour cluster. The tour hits Canada for two shows and runs through October 30th, with the final show in Oakland.
Obliterations will hit UK/Europe on an extensive tour sponsored by Visions Magazine, see the dates below with more to be added in the coming weeks:
Obliterations UK/European Tour:
11/18/2014 Green Door – Brighton, UK
11/19/2014 Barfly – London, UK
11/20/2014 Bloc – Glasgow, UK
11/22/2014 ACU – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Fest
11/23/2014 JuHa West – Stuttgart, Germany
11/24/2014 Gebäude 9 – Gologne, Germany
11/25/2014 Turmzimmer – Hamburg, Germany
11/26/2014 Templet – Lyngby, Denmark
11/27/2014 TBA – Berlin, Germany
11/28/2014 007 – Prague, Czech Republic
11/29/2014 Lofi Club – Milan, Italy
11/30/2014 Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy
12/01/2014 Le Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
12/02/2014 Arena – Vienna, Austria
12/03/2014 Backstage Bar – Munich, Germany
12/04/2014 Rocas – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
12/05/2014 VK – Brussels, Belgium
12/06/2014 4AD – Diksmuide, Belgium
12/07/2014 Ponyhof – Frankfurt, Germany
Poison Everything will see worldwide release on Southern Lord on October 14th. Recorded with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in only three days, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Black Breath) at God City Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Integrity, Sleep) at Audiosiege, the end result of Poison Everything is a thirteen-song, twenty-nine-minute record full of raw brutality, darkness and aggression, weaving its way through the annals of punk and hardcore, while still sounding fresh and vital. The blueprint isn’t the point here, it’s the results. The sound is abrasive and raw, driving and aggressive, and fully infectious. Obliterations’ mission is simple a one; write, record, tour, and that’s just what they do.
For a copy of the European tour flyer, for interview and session requests or other general promo requests, please do not hesitate to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(photo credit: Marc Gabor)