Surging with a dozen boiling new anthems, VICTIMS delivers their first full-length since 2011’s acclaimed A Dissident LP, the band continuing to bridge slightly new flourishes into their exceptionally tried-and-trusted attack. With equal parts morose and triumphant d-beat fury, Sirens was recorded at Studio Gutterview by Fred Estby (Dismember, At The Gates, Refused) and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Iron Reagan, Nails, Integrity), and features the expected white-knuckled surges of angst as well as some more expansive elements throughout the album, all enshrouded in a barbed-wire vocal delivery, packed with unstoppable gang-chants and inescapable hooks. Tankcrimes will issue Sirens on LP, CD, and digital formats on April 15th, 2016. Check out the full album, just premiered via Noisey.
VICTIMS is also confirmed for several European Summer festivals including Hellfest, Temples Fest and more, with additional tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
To even the most pedestrian fan of d-beat hardcore/crust punk, VICTIMS is undeniably one of the genre’s kings, their name as synonymous with the genre as Anti-Cimex, Wolfpack/Wolfbrigade, From Ashes Rise, and the like. Through an exceptionally solid but not overcrowded discography since their 1997 inception, through labels like Havoc Records, Deathwish, Tankcrimes and more the band has yielded five prior LPs, and a variety of EPs, having shared platters on splits with the likes of From Ashes Rise, Kylesa, and Acursed. In the fourteen years that have passed since those early days of rehearsals in Nypan, VICTIMS has toured internationally, heavily focused on Europe and the US extensively. Along the way they’ve experienced highs and lows, seen lineup changes and personal tragedy, they’ve been robbed in Italy and hospitalized in the USA. They’ve also played with a host of great bands, touring with the likes of Coliseum, Rotten Sound, Trap Them and The Ocean, Municipal Waste, Black Breath, and countless others, and undoubtedly made some life-long friendships. Today, VICTIMS stands as one of the most respected bands of the underground punk and hardcore community.
VICTIMS live dates:
April 16 – Swe/Stockholm, Kafé 44 (release party for Sirens)
May 28 – Swe/Göteborg, Kajskjul 46
June 3 – UK/London, DIY Space
June 4 – UK/Bristol, Temples Fest
June 5 – UK/Nottingham, Chameleon Arts Café
June 17 – FR/Clisson, Hellfest
June 18 – FR/Paris, MAINS D’OEUVRES
July 8 – PL/Gdynia, DIY Fest.