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Thrash hardcore punks POWER TRIP premiere new video “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)”; massive tour now happening! [UPDATE, April 14th]

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Texas’ POWER TRIP has released their official video for “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)”! The band continues to tour the planet in support of their Nightmare Logic LP, as they are currently torching the West Coast of North America and will head to Europe in the coming weeks.

POWER TRIP‘s new video for their hit single “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)” takes us front and center, into the eye of what is guaranteed to be a perfect storm time and time again. The footage, captured at a spirited hometown show in Dallas melts with clips of political propaganda which encompass vocalist Riley Gale’s lyrics that hone in on the devaluation of human life by those who’ve gained power through money and politics. The video was directed by Andy Capper (Vice, Noisey) with director of photography Joel Pront, and editor Andrew Betsch.

Nightmare Logic is out now on Southern Lord; stream the record at THIS LOCATION. After a wild, sold out East Coast/Midwest tour, POWER TRIP is currently taking over West Coast this month with Destruction Unit. Highlights include Los Angeles, Portland, Denver, Vancouver, and more just before they head to Europe with Napalm Death and Brujeria. Check below for a full list of dates.

POWER TRIP hit hard last month with their most powerful effort yet; Nightmare Logic. 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.

Here’s what various press outlets had to say about it:

“You don’t need to be a metalhead to have a blast with Nightmare Logic… POWER TRIP’s fist-pumping choruses, ricocheting grooves, and ample charm are so animated that they leave us with something addictive and, well, fun.” – Pitchfork / Best New Music

“…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

“…one of the most highly anticipated records in aggressive music in recent memory…” – The New Yorker

POWER TRIP on tour:

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
4/09/2017 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, 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
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) (early show)
25.05. Helsinki – Kuudes Linja (Finland) (late show) NEW
26.05. St. Petersburg – MOD Club (Russia)
27.05. Moscow – Volta Club (Russia)

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