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POWER TRIP release new album ‘Nightmare Logic Out’; full stream available; loads of tour dates posted! [UPDATE, March 31st]

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Texas’ POWER TRIP finally returns with their most powerful effort yet — Nightmare Logic — out today on Southern Lord. Released to high critical acclaim and anticipation, their sophomore release does not disappoint. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Metallica, Pantera, or Pentagram, POWER TRIP punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. Nightmare Logic proves to be one of the year’s smartest and most crucial releases to spawn from the metal and punk scenes. Nightmare Logic is out today through Southern Lord. Orders for the album can be placed at THIS LOCATION.

POWER TRIP executes music with raw energy. They’ve trimmed the fat on every reference they pull from — whether that’s hardcore, metal or punk — to make music that cuts deep. Hailing from Dallas, the band has toured the world relentlessly for years. Their musical proficiency, perfect song structure, rich tones, fierce riffs, delivery and collective attitude has seeded them as one of today’s most prolific acts in any astute or heavy genre.


Gale’s lyrics reflect that aggression by honing in on the devaluation of human life by those who’ve gained power through money and politics. By creating a broad dissection of human suffering above reproach from personal agendas, the lyrics attempt to unify and inspire listeners. Taking cues from Discharge and Crass in Margaret Thatcher’s UK, Nightmare Logic delivers poignant social information directly into those homes engulfed in the sour turn of global politics towards right-wing agendas.

“possesses a certain monolithic quality Lemmy would admire: a massive rawness and a sludgy, heavy hopelessness that thrashes with punk immediacy and metal intricacy…it’s a track preparing for war” – NPR

“Their approach to metal and hardcore is no-nonsense – no gimmicks… just intense riffing and songwriting” – Clrvynt

“Power Trip has lost absolutely none of its vicious bite” – Metal Injection

“equal parts righteous bloodletting and revenge fantasy… Power Trip have always found their sweet spot in the reverb-heavy fog of 80’s metal” – Pitchfork

“a track that let’s strong, heavy instrumentation dominate the four and a half minutes” – Alternative Press

In case you’ve missed POWER TRIP live through the years, they kick off another massive North American tour tonight in Houston.  For the first time they’ll deliver audiences new material fromNightmare Logic. The dates include an East Coast run with Iron Reagan and West Coast with Destruction Unit, check out a full list of dates here:

2/24/2017 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ Iron Reagan
2/25/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Iron Reagan
2/26/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL w/ Iron Reagan
2/27/2017 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact
2/28/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact, Concealed Blade
3/01/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact, Concealed Blade
3/02/2017 Marlin Room @ Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Krimewatch
3/03/2017 Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Protestor
3/04/2017 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Protestor
3/05/2017 The Studio @ Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
3/07/2017 ONCE Ballroom – Somerville, MA w/ Iron Reagan
3/08/2017 Les Foufounes Électriques – Montreal, QC w/ Iron Reagan
3/09/2017 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON w/ Iron Reagan
3/10/2017 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON w/ Iron Reagan
3/11/2017 Marble Bar – Detroit, MI w/ Iron Reagan
3/12/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Iron Reagan, Call Of The Void
3/13/2017 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN w/ Iron Reagan, Call Of The Void
3/14/2017 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA w/ Iron Reagan, Call Of The Void
3/16/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ Iron Reagan
3/17/2017 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Iron Reagan
3/25/2017 The Mohawk – Austin, TX w/ Iron Age, Glue, The Real Cost
3/26/2017 South by So What? – Dallas, TX
3/27/2017 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite
3/28/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO w/ Destruction Unit, Call Of The Void, Primal Rite
3/29/2017 Beehive Social Club – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite
3/30/2017 WavePOP House – Boise, ID w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite
3/31/2017 Real Art Tacoma-The Deal – Tacoma, WA w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite. Gag
4/01/2017 Astoria – Vancouver, BC w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite, Gag
4/02/2017 Analog Theater – Portland, OR w/ Destruction Unit, Gag
4/04/2017 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/05/2017 Thee Stylehouse – Stockton, CA w/ Mizery
4/06/2017 The New Parish – Oakland, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite, Mizery
4/07/2017 The Ritz – San Jose, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery,
4/08/2017 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/10/2017 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery
4/11/2017 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AS w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery, Gatecreeper
4/12/2017 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Destruction Unit, Mizery, Gatecreeper

European leg:

25.04. Copenhagen – Amager Bio (Denmark) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
26.04. Gothenburg – Pustervik (Sweden) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
27.04. Stockholm – Kraken STHLM (Sweden) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
28.04. Flensburg – Roxy (Germany) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
29.04. Magdeburg – Factory (Germany) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
30.04. Haarlem – Patronaat (Netherlands) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
01.05. Köln – Underground (Germany) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
02.05. Berlin – SO36 (Germany) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
04.05. Krakow – Kwadrat Klub (Poland) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
05.05. Brno – Klub Fléda (Czech Republic) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
06.05. Kassel – K19 (Germany) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
07.05. Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
09.05. Birmingham – O2 Institute (UK) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
10.05. Glasgow – Classic Grand (UK) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
11.05. Manchester – Rebellion (UK) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
12.05. London – The Electric Ballroom (UK) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
13.05. Paris – Le Glazart (France) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
14.05. Antwerpen – Zappa (Belgium) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
16.05. Six-Fours-Les-Plages – Espace André Malraux (France) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
17.05. Geneva – L’Usine (Switzerland) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
18.05. Bologna – Zona Roveri (Italy) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
19.05. Karlsruhe – NCO Club (Germany) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
20.05. München – Backstage (Germany) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
21.05. Eindhoven – Effenaar (Netherlands) + NAPALM DEATH + BRUJERIA
23.05. Aarau – Kiff (Switzerland)
24.05. Leipzig – Alte Damenhandschuhfabrik (Germany)
25.05. Helsinki – Oranssi-Klubi (Finland) NEW
26.05. St. Petersburg – MOD Club (Russia)
27.05. Moscow – Volta Club (Russia)
20.08. Saint-Nolff – Motocultor (France) NEW

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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