[photo by Dante Torrieri]
Hypergrind trio DIE CHOKING will begin their first tour of Europe this week, kicking off Grind Is The New Black. The tour also marks the CD release of the band’s debut album III, being co-released between The Compound Recs and Selfmadegod Records.
Surrounding its initial deluxe vinyl release through The Compound Recs in October, DIE CHOKING’s III has been issued glowing accolades from international punk and metal press outlets and bewildered fans who have witnessed the trio deploying the LP’s ripping anthems live. III will now be issued on CD, the disc being made available on their European tour. The CD will then be available in Europe via Selfmadegod Records and in the US via The Compound Recs/Earsplit Distro on February 26th.
Preorders for the CD version of III and the limited vinyl pressing of III in an A Side/B Side black-base Blue Splatter and more can be found exclusively right HERE, and the Blues Of The Mighty Haze and Blue & Bone Splatter Milky Clear pressings of the vinyl and other merch options through DIE CHOKING right HERE.
DIE CHOKING‘s maiden overseas tour, Grind Is The New Black sees the band joining up with Paris-based Department Of Correction for their maiden overseas tour, with two weeks of shows beginning this Friday, February 12th, and running through the 27th, the shows heavily concentrated in the UK and France, and including a set at the first DeathFist Fest in Nantes.
Following the European tour, DIE CHOKING is also confirmed to take part in Berserker III Fest in Detroit, playing March 4th with Conan, Cannabis Corpse, Black Tusk and Yautja. Several additional tour dates with Fucking Invincible will follow the fest. April will see them on a Southeast mini-tour with Organ Dealer, taking part in Useless Christ Fest 14 in Philly with Birdflesh, Suffocation, and many more. May will have DIE CHOKING out on a mini-tour of New England with Pyrrhon, and July will see them raiding the Southeast again for Blood Rust II Fest in Asheville, North Carolina with the likes of Torch Runner, Prisoner, Empty Vessels, Bathe, Abacus, and others.
Joshua Cohen was also recently featured in a Metal Injection feature on 5 Insane Grindcore Drummers, placing DIE CHOKING alongside the likes of Phobia, Magrudergrind, Gridlink, Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, and more in the percussion department; check out the feature HERE, and stand by for a brand new video next week.
Stream DIE CHOKING’s III in its entirety at Soundcloud HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
DIE CHOKING III Tour Dates:
2/12/2016 Le Buzz – Paris, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/13/2016 Bar Live – Roubaix, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/14/2016 Unicorn – London, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/15/2016 Red Lion – Bristol, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/16/2016 Northumberland – Newcastle, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/17/2016 Maguire’s Pizza Bar – Liverpool, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/18/2016 The Old Angel – Notthingham, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/19/2016 DeathFist Fest – Nantes, FR w/ Department Of Correction [info]
2/20/2016 Raymond Bar – Clermont Ferrand, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/21/2016 Les Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/22/2016 Thunderbird Lounge – Saint Etienne, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/23/2016 Haus Mainush – Mayence, DE w/ Department Of Correction
2/24/2016 Sanitätstelle – Chemnitz, DE w/ Department Of Correction
2/25/2016 Epplehaus – Tübingen, DE w/ Department Of Correction
2/26/2016 Cafete – Bern, CH w/ Department Of Correction
2/27/2016 Black Box – Saint Dizier, FR w/ Department Of Correction
3/04/2016 Berserker Fest III – Detroit, MI [info] w/ Conan, Cannabis Corpse, Black Tusk, Yautja
3/05/2016 House Show – Lansing, MI w/ Sunlight’s Bane, Dead Hour Noise, Mutilatred
3/10/2016 Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA w/ Fucking Invincible
3/11/2016 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Fucking Invincible
3/12/2016 Lava Space – Philadelphia, PA w/ Fucking Invincible
4/08-09/2016 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA @ Useless Christ Fest 14 w/ Birdflesh, Suffocation
5/12/2016 The Funky Jungle – Providence, RI w/ Pyrrhon
5/13/2016 Obrien’s – Boston, MA w/ Pyrrhon
5/14/2016 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME w/ Pyrrhon
5/15/2016 – Westcott Community Center – Syracuse, NY
7/08-10/2016 Tiny Boat Art Space in Asheville, NC@ Blood Rust II Fest w/ Torch Runner, Prisoner, more