Tuesday, July 2, 2013


With over 70 shows booked so far in 2013, New Jersey trio Old Wounds continue their reign of terror this summer with another US tour, this one focusing heavily on the western half of the country. The centerpiece of the tour is a coveted slot on The Power of the Riff Festival in Los Angeles, alongside The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, and more. Other dates see Old Wounds play with bands such as Every Time I Die, Terror, and KEN Mode.

The tour coincides with the release of Old Wounds' new split seven-inch with upstate New York's Trenchfoot, out August 13th on Melotov Records. Two of the East Coast's most ferocious young hardcore bands, Old Wounds and Trenchfoot are like-minded outfits breathing new life into the crushing metallic vibes of their older brothers' generation. While Old Wounds nod to the exhilarating charge of crushers like Buried Alive and Turmoil, Trenchfoot play an even darker game, in line with the depressive anthems of Tragedy or Cursed. Both bands' material for the Melotov split was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell). Melotov releases the split August 13th on vinyl and as a digital download.

In praise of Old Wounds' debut album, released earlier this year, Pitchfork.com stated, "lashing ahead at a furious hardcore clip... [it] pairs the maudlin pages of high school diaries with a grown-ass band's concision and power."

July 19 - Blacksburg, VA @ I Got Brains Fest
July 20 - Middlesex, NJ @ RTF Wrestling I
Aug 1 - Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey
Aug 2 - Conway, AR @ Greenwood Studios w/ Homewrecker
Aug 3 - Dallas, TX @ tba
Aug 4 - Austin, TX @ The Annex
Aug 5 - San Antonio, TX @ 1011
Aug 6 - Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks w/ Every Time I Die, Terror, Territory
Aug 7 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Hive w/ Territory
Aug 8 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Spot w/ Territory
Aug 9 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Territory
Aug 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex - The Power of the Riff Festival
Aug 12 - Oakland, CA @ The Warehouse w/ Baptists
Aug 13 - Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center
Aug 14 - Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland
Aug 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
Aug 16 - Denver, CO @ The Office Space
Aug 17 - Des Moines, IA @ tba
Aug 18 - Milwaukee, WI @ tba
Aug 19 - Royal Oak, MI @ South Hall w/ Rosetta, KEN Mode
Aug 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ tba