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REALITY SLAP – “Haymaker” video

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Portuguese hardcore outfit REALITY SLAP has released the latest video for “Haymaker” through an exclusive premiere at Revolver Magazine. The EP is set for release this Friday the 13th through WAR Records, the label founded by Andrew Kline of STRIFE. Watch below and stream another new jam “Lone Wolf”, premiered on IDIOTEQ at this location.

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. Refining their sound, they 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.

Issues REALITY SLAP of the new single, “‘Haymaker’ is a metaphoric punch to human attitude towards life and other beings. It’s really a call out to everyone who chooses not to feel, who chooses to ignore what’s going on around them because they’re too entertained and blinded by all the material shit that’s put in front of them. We still want to feel and we still want to see, that’s life, connection is key, there’s more life beyond. We can always do better and find a better narrative to address problems and life itself. We choose not to ignore by approaching life with a smile and against human numbness.”

REALITY SLAP continues to book new tour dates in support of Limitless, including three release shows for the EP in Lisbon, Faro, and Porto, with For The Glory. The band will also join You Are Part Of This Tour 2017 across Europe in February with Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Hellions, Risk It, and Get The Shot. The band will support Parkway Drive in late April, and is confirmed for Resurrection Fest in Spain with the likes of Rammstein, Rancid, Agnostic Front, Snapcase, Terror, and many more.

1/26/2017 Poular Alvalade – Lisbon, PT +
1/27/2017 Arc Musicos – Faro, PT +
1/28/2017 Cave 45 – Porto, PT +
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]
4/28/2017 Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT !
7/05-08/2017 Resurrection Fest – Viviero, ES ^
+ Limitless record release shows w/ For The Glory
* w/ Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Get The Shot
# w/ Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Hellions, Risk It, Get The Shot
! w/ Parkway Drive, Hills Have Eyes
^ w/ Rammstein, Rancid, Agnostic Front, Snapcase, Terror

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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