Get hammered with the title track from Ringworm’s forthcoming new album
Legendary kings of metallic hardcore Ringworm are set return with their follow up to 2011′s Scars, and their debut full-length release on Relapse Records, Hammer Of The Witch. With prodution duties being handled by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH, which happens to be Ringworm’s stomping grounds, and a fitting place to record their new album, the band looks to continue in the wake left behind by Scars.
To give the fans a taste of what to expect and to hold us over while we wait, they put out a three-track EP a few months back, entitled Bleed, which served as a nice introduction to Hammer Of The Witch.
Now once again giving us a small taste, Ringworm have premiered the title track to Hammer of the Witch, which goes by the same name – and it sounds just as gnarly as one would expect. Fast, groovy, and full of rage, the new track is blistering. Full of riffs, double bass, and the screams of vocalist Human Furnace, “Hammer of the Witch” is a punch in the face, and has enough force to cause whiplash, seeing as how it’s almost impossible not to headbang to this tune. Simply put, this album is sure to satisfy metalheads and hardcore fans alike.
Hammer of the Witch will be released on March 18th in North America, March 17th in the UK, and March 14th for Germany/Benelux/Finland through Relapse Records. The album is available for pre-order here. Here’s the tracklisting:
01. Dawn of Decay
03. Leave Your Skin at the Door
04. Exit Life
05. Psychic Vampire
06. King of Blood
07. I Recommend Amputation
08. Hammer of the Witch
09. We’ll Always Have the End
10. One Of Us Is Going to Have to Die…
11. Vicious Circle of Life
12. Die Like a Pig
13. Height of Revelation
Ringworm will be also be hitting the road in support of Hammer of the Witch beginning March 29th in Reading, PA, where the band will embark on a co-headline tour with Death Before Dishonor, which runs through April 19th in Lakewood, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below.
3/29: Reading, PA @ Club Reverb
3/30: Patchogue, NY @ 89 North
3/31: Quincy, MA @ PRC
4/1: Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
4/2: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
4/3: Columbus, OH @ KOBO Live
4/4: Covington, KY @ Legends
4/5: Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway
4/6: Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
4/7: Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
4/8: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds (downstairs)
4/9: San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
4/10: El Paso, TX @ The Spot
4/11: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
4/12: Pomona, CA @ Aladdin Jr.
4/13: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
4/14: Salt Lake City @ Shred Shred
4/15: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/16: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
4/17: Sauk Rapids, MN @ Bubbas Bar
4/18: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
4/19: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry