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Friday, January 29, 2016

Legendary UK crust metal crossover squad Hellbastard to kick off US tour next month, added to the Modified Ghost festival


Legendary UK crust metal crossover squad, Hellbastard, will be punishing US ears next month on a short run of live invasions. Slated to commence in Austin, Texas at The Lost Well on February 18th, the band will pillage their way through nine municipalities, closing the tour with an appearance at Bad Ass Weekend at Eastdown Warehouse in Houston, Texas on February 26th. Additional support will be provided by Warwound and Nerve Damage.

Hellbastard w/ Warwound, Nerve Damage:
2/18/2016 The Lost Well - Austin, TX w/ Deadly Reign
2/19/2016 Three Links - Dallas, TX
2/20/2016 Gacy's Place - Kansas City, MO
2/21/2016 The Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN w/ War//Plague
2/22/2016 Live Wire Lounge - Chicago, IL
2/23/2016 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
2/24/2016 TBA - Nashville, TN
2/25/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Gasmiasma
2/26/2016 Bad Ass Weekend @ Eastdown Warehouse - Houston, TX w/ Aspects Of War, Napalm Raid, Deadly Reign, Saint Krusher [info]

Hellbastard will be touring is support of Feral released last Summer via Patac Records. Captured at the prestigious Hellfire Recording Studios (Slayer, Motörhead, Orange Goblin, Napalm Death etc.) in Derbyshire with Ajeet Gill (Warlock UK, Slab, I Am Colossus, etc), Feral includes guest appearances from Andy "A. Droid" Wiggins (ex Amebix), Rob "The Baron" Miller (ex-Amebix) and Andy Sneap (ex-Sabbat/Hell) and is unlike any other modern crossover album. An adrenaline shot of pure punk energy, filtered through some of thrash metal's intricacies sans any of its overblown ego, this is primal, back-to-nature shit; no half measures. As the album title suggests, this is a force of nature that refuses to be tamed, and will sweep everything before it asunder, rending it apart with its violent rhythmic contortions. A social hand grenade jammed in your teeth, literally blowing your skull apart with endless possibilities.

Forged in 1985 in the North East of England in the midst of Thatcherism, Hellbastard set out to play what they wanted to listen to themselves.... too "metal" for the punks and too "punk" for the metallers the band went on hiatus in 1992 before officially reuniting in 2008 and continue to bring a relevant lyric and sound to counteract against, mediocre sub-standard radio friendly, safety-rock.

Feral is out now worldwide on CD and digitally via PATAC Records.

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