New Orleans-based hardcore punk miscreants, CLASSHOLE, featuring within its ranks an assorted cast of amplification abusers from the likes of Eyehategod, Hawg Jaw, Outlaw Order, The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight, Mountain Of Wizard, Mangina, Tirefire, haarp, and more, will take to the streets next month on a short stretch of live demolitions. Set to commence June 23rd and run through June 30th, the eight-date rampage will crumble stages in Mobile, Spartanburg, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Memphis.
6/23/2016 The Blind Mule – Mobile, AL
6/24/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
6/25/2016 The Pinch – Washington, DC
6/26/2016 The Depot – Baltimore, MD
6/27/2016 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
6/28/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
6/29/2016 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2016 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
CLASSHOLE released their self-titled debut via The Compound Recs in conjunction with band’s own Terror Cult imprint in January. Already issued in a limited vinyl run via Terror Cult, the CD edition comes as a four-panel digipak featuring an alternate layout and lyric liner, plus bonus video footage of the band performing live in NOLA.
Boasts Noisey of the fifteen-track bruiser, “the tunes they churn out here are full-fledged, fast, dark, and nasty… with a murderous groove and a vocalist more used to spitting black metal brimstone than dopesick bile.” Rock Shock Pop concurs, celebrating a half-hour of, “pure, unadulterated anger.” The Examiner gushes, “From start to finish, the material on CLASSHOLE’s self-titled debut is loud, noisy hardcore punk music, sick, dirty, anarchic, caustic.” Nine Circles hails, “…fifteen tracks of angry, fast-paced punk laced with old-school hardcore breakdowns… There is no poetry, no pomp and certainly no circumstance. Merely an album of raw anthems replete with sing-along aspects and curb stomping brutality. The revolution is now and the soundtrack to the black bandana faced throwing of molotov cocktails will be CLASSHOLE.” Razorcake notes, “…influences range from early hardcore to later powerviolence, with not a single dud song to speak of. Plus, how can you not love a band named CLASSHOLE? Highly recommended.” Adds The Sludgelord, “The entire album sounds like the derailment of a freight train coming through a Republican party parade.”
Classhole is out NOW via The Compound Recs. For physical orders point your browser to THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the digitals, go HERE.
Matt Muscle – Vocals
Gary Mader – Guitar
Grant Tom – Bass
Paul Webb – Drums