When I was in college, I mostly listened to punk and hardcore. Metal was something I listened to before college, and music I turned to when I needed something super severe. This was fucking ten-plus years ago.
I was way into bands like Blank 77, The Bouncing Souls, Warzone, Murphy’s Law, and The Casualties, who I can not believe are still going strong.
The New York City street punk outfit will kick off the nationwide “Hardcore Road Warriors” headlining tour on February 27 with Toxic Holocaust as direct support.
The tour will be the band’s last before hitting the studio with producer Chris “Zuess” Harris to begin tracking their next LP.
“Hey everyone, so 2012 kicks in with the best line-up of heavy hardcore punk and thrash bands to tour yet,” says the band’s Jake. “We are honored to share the stage with The English Dogs after listening to them on vinyl for so many fuckin years. Equally as brutal as that is doing even more dates with our new booze hound friends Toxic Holocaust! It’s gonna be one big tornado of destruction to say the least.
“All you subculture maniacs will also be happy to know that after a year of riffing out songs and recent months rehearsing religiously we are happy to announce that The Casualties will be recording a new album this April for a summer release,” he says. “Close friends that have heard demos said that these songs are faster, harder and a great sound to end the world to. See you all on the road soon. Over and Out.”
The Casualties, Toxic Holocaust dates:
2/27: Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse Music Venue
2/28: El Paso, TX @ Badlands Billiards
2/29: Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
3/1: Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/2: San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/3: Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/4: Houston, TX @ Walters
3/5: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
3/7: Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
3/8: Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
3/9: Jacksonville, FL @ The Phoenix
3/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
3/11: Charlotte, NC @ The Cashbah – Tremont
3/12: Virginia Beach, VA @ Jewish Mother
3/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theatre
3/15: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
3/16: Kearny, NJ @ The Irish
3/17: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
3/18: New London, CT @ The El and Gee
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