Boston metal/hardcore veterans from RAMALLAH (Bridge 9 Records) are coming back to Europe this Summer. The band has booked a string of summer gigs with a bunch of interesting festival appearances. Expect a nice teaser of their upcoming new album, to be detailed very soon! See the details below.
Pic by Aga Hairesis.
02.08. Viveiro – Resurrection Fest (Spain)
04.08. München – Free & Easy Festival (Germany)
05.08. Freiburg – Walfisch (Germany)
06.08. Wien – Viper Room (Austria)
07.08. Eisenach – Alter Schlachthof (Germany)
08.08. Ieper – Ieper Fest (Belgium)
09.08. London – Underworld (Great Britain)
10.08. Düsseldorf – Tube (Germany)
15.08. Hamburg – Headcrash (Germany)
16.08. Motala – HC Festival (Sweden)
21.08. Weinheim – Café Central (Germany)
22.08. Berlin – CoreTex Fest @ SO36 (Germany) + RISK IT!
RAMALLAH is the product of White Trash Rob (BLOOD FOR BLOOD, SINNERS AND SAINTS) taking a quick snapshot of the current turmoil of the world with the angry camera of his soul. RAMALLAH is a horrifying window into the sheer depravity and brutality that has resulted from the mantra of an eye for an eye and the credo of “do unto others as they have done unto you”. RAMALLAH seeks to expose the ugliness of the bloodshed we get a sneak peak of in the evening news. Rob explains, “We live in terrible times. People should be terrified and horrified and disgusted at what’s going on in this world and in their name every single day. Ramallah is here to shove it all right down their throats.” Musically, RAMALLAH blends apocalyptic metal and chorus-oriented hardcore with eerie melody to result in a potent style of aggressive music. “This is the most aggressive music that I’ve ever written” says Rob, though he is quick to point out that Ramallah is no Blood For Blood clone or stand-in: “I don’t want to limit or pigeon-hole the band by attempting to descibe the sound. Let’s just say that although any fan of BFB will dig this, Ramallah has many more influences and elements. There’s even some melody here and there in the midst of all of the sonic apocalypse, though not enough to make it palatable or friendly to complacent white America” (laughs). RAMALLAH’s main lyrical thrust is to uncover the death, disease, and sickness that is the world’s current climate. Rob vents, “It is a sick world that we live in. Not just my world, but the whole world. And I intend to shove it as many people’s faces as I can. So I’m holding back on the personal memoirs and anecdotes that I’ve often indulged in in the past. The whole world is burning as we speak. Right now the only crime is silence”. MAD Booking