Portuguese hardcore outfit REALITY SLAP is preparing to release their crushing new Limitless EP through WAR Records in January. This week, the news of a massive February European hardcore tour including DEEZ NUTS, COMEBACK KID, FIRST BLOOD, HELLIONS, RISK IT!, GET THE SHOT, and REALITY SLAP has been announced.
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Combining the best of old-school aggression with a modern hardcore vibe, REALITY SLAP’s songs are full of tight riffs, heavy grooves, and they always pack a massive punch. The members of the band are no strangers to the punk and hardcore scene, as collectively, they have been touring across Europe in their previous bands before forming REALITY SLAP in 2009. After the release of their demo and first EP that year, they recorded and released their first full-length album Necks & Ropes in 2012, the album featuring appearances from Justice Tripp (Trapped Under Ice, Angel Du$t) and Winston McCall (Parkway Drive).
In 2016, REALITY SLAP signed to WAR Records, owned by Andrew Kline of Los Angeles hardcore band, Strife. The band refined their sound and recorded their strongest material to date, Limitless, at Eyeball Studios in Portugal. Limitless bridges the gap between the old and the new, merging the enduring influence of DMIZE, Outburst, Breakdown, Cro-Mags, and Bad Brains mixed with modern bands like Turnstile, Backtrack, Down to Nothing, and Terror.
WAR Records will issue Limitless on vinyl, CD, and digital on January 13th, 2017. An official video from the album is being prepared for release in the coming days, with more singles and videos to follow into the new year. A brief trailer is posted RIGHT HERE.
REALITY SLAP has also been confirmed to take part in You Are Part Of This Tour 2017, a massive hardcore tour set to raid Europe in February, the package also including, Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Hellions, Risk It, and Get The Shot. Running from February 3rd through 18th, the caravan will travel through Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, France, the UK, and the Netherlands. The full itinerary and all ticket links are now released.
REALITY SLAP – You Are Part Of This Tour 2017 with Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Hellions, Risk It, Get The Shot:
2/03/2017 Posthalle – Würzburg, DE* [tickets]2/04/2017 Felsenkeller – Leipzig, DE* [tickets]2/05/2017 Arena – Wien, AT* [tickets]2/06/2017 Dürer Kert – Budapest, HU [tickets]2/07/2017 Backstage Werk – München, DE [tickets]2/08/2017 SO 36 – Berlin, DE [tickets]2/09/2017 Dynamo – Zürich, CH [tickets]2/10/2017 NCO Club – Karlsruhe, DE [tickets]2/11/2017 Day Of Hardcore Festival – Angouleme, FR [tickets]2/12/2017 Muziekodroom – Hasselt, DE [tickets]2/13/2017 Mama Roux’s – Birmingham, UK [tickets]2/14/2017 Sound Control – Manchester, UK [tickets]2/15/2017 Islington Academy – London, UK [tickets]2/16/2017 Dyanmo – Eindhoven, NL [tickets]2/17/2017 Grünspann – Hamburg, DE [tickets]2/18/2017 Essigfabrik – Köln, DE [tickets][*no Risk It, Hellions]