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Brutal hardcore moshers NASTY deliver “Reality Check” with new album “Heartbreak Criminals”

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As the world grapples with continued societal unrest, the German hardcore outfit Nasty offers a searing, sonic response in the form of a new track, “Reality Check,” pulled from their upcoming album, “Heartbreak Criminals“, due for release on September 8th. The song, a visceral reflection of rage and frustration, grapples with the palpable pain of betrayal, resonating deeply with the fraught emotions of our times.

The band, no strangers to channelling discontent into their musical fabric, follows their 2020 release, “Menace,” with intensified fury and surprising infusions of affection. While it’s clear that the quartet remains true to their manifesto of creating “fcked-up music for a fcked-up world,” their evolution as artists is apparent in their newest material. Notably, tracks like “Resurrection” and “Don’t Play with Fire” reveal the band’s expanded musical palette without diluting their core ethos.

Interestingly, the album features re-recorded versions of old-school fan favourites, “Declaring War” and “Chaos,” both from their 2006 album “Declaring War.” It’s a move that seems to bridge the distance between Nasty’s inception and their current incarnation, providing listeners with a lucid insight into the band’s journey and transformation over the years. In essence, “Heartbreak Criminals” is not merely a collection of tracks but a chronicle of trials, tribulations, and triumphs, embodied in sonic form. Pre-orders for the album will begin on July 28th, solidifying the anticipation for this new chapter in the band’s narrative.


In a world that’s still reeling and raging, Nasty’s “Heartbreak Criminals” seems poignantly placed.

Coinciding with the album’s release, Nasty has unveiled a video for their single, “Reality Check.” The track offers a taste of the musical storm that “Heartbreak Criminals” promises to bring upon its release on September 8th.

Furthermore, Nasty will be taking their explosive energy on the road, headlining the upcoming ‘Never Say Die Tour‘ with an impressive roster of supporting acts including King 810, ten56., Chamber, Fox Lake, and Reduction. The tour is set to kick off in November, featuring performances in various cities across Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom.

NASTY tour
NASTY tour

Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2023

Nasty (headlining mainland) / King 810 (headlining UK) – Ten56, Chamber, Fox Lake, Reduction

03.11.23 (DE) Köln – Essigfabrik
04.11.23 (DE) Lindau – Club Vaudeville
05.11.23 (CH) Solothurn – Kofmehl
06.11.23 (DE) München – Backstage
07.11.23 (AT) Wien – Arena
08.11.23 (DE) Nürnberg – Hirsch
10.11.23 (CZ) Prague – Storm
11.11.23 (PL) Wroclaw – Zaklęte Rewiry
12.11.23 (DE) Leipzig – Felsenkeller
13.11.23 (DE) Berlin – C-Theater
14.11.23 (DE) Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
16.11.23 (DE) Hamburg – Gruenspan
17.11.23 (NL) Eindhoven – Effenaar
18.11.23 (BE) Ghent – Chinastraat
19.11.23 (FR) Paris – La Bellevilloise (no Ten56)
21.11.23 (UK) Birmingham – Asylum
22.11.23 (UK) Manchester – Club Academy
23.11.23 (UK) Bristol – SWX
24.11.23 (UK) London – O2 Academy Islington

NASTY on European summer festivals:

30.06.-01.07.23 (FR) Rennes – Superbowl Of Hardcore
08.07.23 (BE) Ieper – Ieper Fest
28.-29.07.23 (DE) Hartenbergsee – Afdreiht Un Buten
16.-19.08.23 (DE) Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
19.08.23 (DE) Hamburg, Elbriot

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