From a press release:
Touring Australia for the first time in April around Break The Ice Festival in Melbourne, US hardcore heavyweights Cold World and Rotting Out. Taking in both coasts before they head to Break The Ice, Cold World and Rotting Out will bring chaos to audiences nationwide supported on the tour by Sydney newcomers Civil War.
Cold World have made waves in hardcore, their debut album No Omega challenged convention by incorporating hip hop and digital elements while still delivering the driving riffs and personal lyrics more commonly associated with hardcore. Their fusion of styles continued on Dedicated To Babies Who Came Feet First, an instant classic that cemented the band on top of modern hardcore, having played in every possible setting in the US, Europe and Asia, it’s time for Australia to see why Cold World are so highly regarded. With a new album coming soon, Cold World will make their way down under for the first time in April.
Rotting Out are a bright light for hardcore in 2013. Their distinct brand of hardcore combines punk rock speed, emotive lyrics and groove laden riffs to create a feeling of urgency and vitality. Rotting Out are turning heads worldwide after their debut album Street Prowl, now everyone knows how good Rotting Out are and nobody will be taken by surprise when they release The Wrong Way later this year. Rotting Out are unparalleled live, the constant energy of vocalist Walter is only matched by the audiences he shares his thoughts with and each show is a spectacle to behold. Honest and fun, Rotting Out will head to Australia for the first time in April.
Rounding out the bill will be Civil War. Sydney’s thrash hardcore upstarts are on the rise, having spent 2012 playing as many shows as possible and releasing debut 7” Jaded Minds on Broken Hive Records in December, the band has started 2013 the same way supporting Earth Crisis and Expire and now heading around the country. Civil War is a band to watch in 2013.
Wednesday 17th April – YAC, Byron Bay AA
Thursday 18th April – Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane AA
Friday 19th April – Crowbar, Brisbane 18+
Saturday 20th April – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney 18+
Sunday 21st April – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney AA
Wednesday 24th April – YMCA HQ, Perth AA
Thursday 25th April – Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+
Friday 26th April – Animal House, Adelaide AA
Saturday 27th April – Break The Ice, Melbourne AA
Sunday 28th April – Break The Ice, Melbourne AA