CLASSHOLE: Louisiana Hardcore Punk Unit To Kick Off Divide & Conquer Tour 2016

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New Orleans’ favorite hardcore punk misfits CLASSHOLE are prepared to kick off their long-awaited Divide & Conquer Tour 2016. Set to commence tomorrow, June 23rd and run through June 30th, the nine-date run will condemn stages in Mobile, Spartanburg, Washington DC, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Memphis.

CLASSHOLE, featuring within its ranks a colorful cast of volume abusers from the likes of Eyehategod, Hawg Jaw, Outlaw Order, The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight, Mountain Of Wizard, Mangina, Tirefire, haarp, and more, 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.

Classhole is out NOW via The Compound Recs. For physical orders point your browser to THIS LOCATION. For the digitals, go HERE.

CLASSHOLE Divide & Conquer Tour 2016:
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

 “…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.” – Noisey

The music is suicidal, destructive nonchalance writhing in pain and apathy, all trapped in the same moment. CLASSHOLE have made a soundtrack to a descent into despair.” – New Noise

“…sick, dirty, anarchic, caustic….” – The Examiner

“…pure, unadulterated anger….” – Rock Shock Pop

 “…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.” – Nine Circles

Matt Muscle – Vocals
Gary Mader – Guitar
Grant Tom – Bass
Paul Webb – Drums


DIE CHOKING Makes Maiden Trek Into Canada For Earslaughter Fest This Week; Fall US Tour With Department Of Correction Announced

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DIE CHOKING will forge their way into Canada on their maiden live excursion in the country this weekend, confirmed to take part in Earslaughter Fest Vol 1 in Montreal alongside Macabre, Birdflesh, Malignant Tumor, and many others this Saturday, June 4th. Their performance at the fest on Saturday will be preceded by a show in Worcester on Friday evening, and followed by a set in Binghamton on Sunday.

Following their European tour together in February, the dates for DIE CHOKING’s upcoming US Fall tour with Paris-based Department Of Correction have also been announced. The shredding will begin on October 20th and storm down the entire East Coast, with the final show taking place October 30th at The Fest 15 in Gainesville alongside Fucking Invincible, Coke Bust, Braid, and tons more.

Additional one-off shows around the Fall tour and more are in the works, so as always, stand by for a further barrage of DIE CHOKING tour dates in the weeks ahead.

DIE CHOKING’s III is available on limited edition colored wax via The Compound Recs, and on CD through The Compound and Selfmadegod Records available HERE, and digitally via Bandcamp, iTunes, and more.

A recent interrogation with the band was recently published in the Philly Voice HERE.

6/03/2016 Distant Castle – Worcester, MA w/ Eaten
6/04/2016 Katacombes – Montreal, QC @ Earslaughter Fest w/ Macabre, Birdflesh, Malignant Tumor, more [info]
6/05/2016 Fritzies – Binghamton, NY w/ Human Dissention
6/28/2016 Sit & Spin Records – Philadelphia, PA 5pm/all ages w/ Funeral Chic
7/08/2016 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA
7/09/2016 Tiny Boat Art Space in Asheville, NC @ Blood Rust II Fest w/ Torch Runner, Prisoner, more
7/10/2016 The Hut Skate Park – Winston-Salem, NC
8/25-27/2016 Full Terror Assault – Cave-In-Rock, IL w/ Rotten Sound, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage
8/28/2016 Voodoo Brewery – Meadville, PA
9/02/2016 Drkmttr – Nashville, TN
9/03/2016 Rotten Fest – Tallahassee, FL
9/04/2016 house show – Savannah, GA
10/20/2016 Good Weekend – Allentown, PA w/ Department Of Correction
10/21/2016 Shred Shed – Philadelphia, PA w/ Department Of Correction
10/22/2016 Silent Barn – New York, NY w/ Department Of Correction
10/23/2016 TBA – Richmond, VA w/ Department Of Correction
10/24/2016 Riffhouse Pub – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Department Of Correction
10/25/2016 Slims – Raleigh, NC w/ Department Of Correction
10/26/2016 The Station – Charlotte, NC w/ Department Of Correction
10/27/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Department Of Correction
10/28/2016 TBA – Atlanta, GA w/ Department Of Correction
10/29/2016 Rain Dogs – Jacksonville, FL w/ Department Of Correction
10/30/2016 The Fest 15 – Gainesville, FL w/ Department Of Correction, more

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