Tuesday, September 9, 2014

OLD WOUNDS + Pitchfork

Pitchfork is now streaming Old Wounds' newest single, "Bloodpact," off the Jersey boys' EP, Death Projection, out next week on Good Fight Music.

Pitchfork's Zoe Camp writes: "Emotionally charged, stylistically diverse metalcore, refreshingly devoid of the sugary melodies and bone-dumb breakdowns that propagate so freely within the mainstream hardcore scene... Frontman Kevin Iavaroni is capable of the razored vocal acrobatics of vets like Converge's Jacob Bannon, but he knows when to tone down his howls for a bit of La Dispute talk-singing. The instrumentation tends toward primal, primordial screamo... It's a furious – and meticulous – piece of work."

An early champion of Old Wounds, Pitchfork cheered the band back in 2013 with these words: "Lashing ahead at a furious hardcore clip... [Old Wounds] pairs the maudlin pages of high school diaries with a grown-ass band's concision and power."

Old Wounds begin a North American tour this week with Canada's Exalt, presented by Invisible Oranges.

The 'Wounds have also now unveiled a second fall tour, kicking off in October, which sees the band shoot down the East Coast with Floridian bloozer-bruisers Vices and includes a stop at Fest 13 in Gainesville.

Invisible Oranges presents: Old Wounds, Exalt
Sep 12 - Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker
Sep 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
Sep 14 - Bellaire, OH @ Rock Hill Community Center
Sep 15 - Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St
Sep 16 - Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern
Sep 17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Take Hold
Sep 18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Genesis Church
Sep 19 - Ajax, ON @ Rotilicious
Sep 20 - Kitchener, ON @ Koi Fest
Sep 22 - Montreal, QC @ il Motore
Sep 23 - Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up
Sep 24 - North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective
Sep 25 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ My Pizza Place
Sep 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory
Sep 27 - New York, NY @ ABC No Rio

Old Wounds, Vices
Oct 24 - Centereach, NY @ Casa de Swezey
Oct 25 - Oneonta, NY @ Oneonta Punk Fest
Oct 26 - York, PA @ Skid Row
Oct 27 - Altoona, PA @ Empire
Oct 28 - Harrisonburg, PA @ The Blue Nile
Oct 29 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Muzik 4 Life
Oct 30 - Savannah, GA @ Sweet Melissa's
Oct 31 - Jacksonville, FL @ Goth J's Palace
Nov 1 - Gainesville, FL @ Fest 13
Nov 3 - Wilmington, NC @ Reggie's
Nov 4 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
Nov 5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project

Out September 16th on Good Fight Music, Death Projection is now available for pre-order from Good Fight Music's official online store.

Death Projection was produced by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Modern Life Is War).

"Emotionally charged, stylistically diverse metalcore... It's a furious – and meticulous – piece of work."

"This young New Jersey trio play metallic hardcore... which tips its hat to acts like Turmoil, Disembodied, and Buried Alive."

–Guitar World

"Old Wounds are making a name for themselves the old-fashioned way: getting in people's faces and freaking them out with punked-out metalcore."
–Alternative Press

"Youthful frantic hardcore sounds with churning metallic guitars... These guys are bringing '90s metallic hardcore back, taking influence from groups such as Turmoil and Indecision, and snowballing into a bigger piece of a new generation of hardcore."
–Mass Appeal

"Nasty, vitriolic post-hardcore."

"A metalcore wallop that succeeds at being catchy and furious..."
–Cvlt Nation