UK hardcore pack VIOLENT REACTION just released their new full-length called Marching On via the legendary Revelation Records and I am beyond excited to pass around the news news that Blow The Scene mag has premiered the full stream of the album! Here’s what the webzine had to say about the band:
Straightedge-driven and Oi-influenced, Violent Reaction was spearheaded by Tom Pimlott in Liverpool as a one-man project in 2011. The band has remained prolific seeing a self-titled EP (Quality Control & 6131 Records), plus the Painkiller Records released 2013 debut LP, City Streets, in addition to the 2014 Dead-EndEP, also through Painkiller. The Oi-influenced, straightedge, hardcore streetpunk vitality of these works now sees the name Violent Reaction a centerpiece of the current UK scene. Pimlott has relocated to Leeds and expanded the outfit to a full lineup, which has already hit the ground at full steam, including US tours withHounds Of Hate and brother band, The Flex, under their belts.
Here’s the official press release:
Now just one week from having the mighty Revelation Records release their sophomore LP, Marching On, worldwide, the same day as their new US tour begins on March 31st, UK-based VIOLENT REACTION has unleashed the entire record early at Blow The Scene.
Rife with boisterous gang chants, pulsating energy and an overall exceptionally tight and aggressive attack, VIOLENT REACTION incites unrest through classic hardcore/oi anthems in the spirit of Negative Approach, Blitz, The 4-Skins, Straight Ahead and 86 Mentality, delivered through a wholly modern sound. The band’s first release for Revelation Records comes by way of Marching On, a fourteen-song tirade which is over in just nineteen minutes, leaving the listener beaten, bloodied, and empowered to rise immediately back up, a prime example of why this band is unquestionably one of the top-tier acts of their scene.
The same day Marching On is released, VIOLENT REACTION brings their uprising back to the US, beginning an upcoming Northeastern American tour, with shows confirmed in Richmond, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Rochester, Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.
VIOLENT REACTION on tour:
3/31/2015 Cafe Saint-Ex – Washington, DC w/ Public Suicide and Earth Girls
4/01/2015 TBA – Philadelphia, PA
4/02/2015 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
4/04/2015 HC Stadium – Boston, MA w/ Arms Race, No Tolerance, Chain Rank, Anarchy Boys (+ after party at the Boilerroom)
4/05/2015 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
4/06/2015 Refuge Skateshop – Detroit, MI
4/07/2015 Old Mt Happy – Chicago, IL
4/08/2015 TBA – Indianapolis, IN
4/09/2015 The Rock Room – Pittsburgh, PA