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Head Wound City Announce New LP and A Tour


Head Wound City at Bedrocktoberfest


Do we need another hardcore band? Do we need another supergroup? Of course, there is always room for more and I can proudly say I have seen one of the very few Head Wound City shows, back in 2014, as they played a mini music festival called Bedrocktoberfest curated by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner.

Zinner was part of the supergroup, whose performance was highly anticipated at this festival. And they certainly installed a mad chaos, a hardcore-grindcore-noise chaos in just a few minutes. I remember trying to take pictures as usual, and the whole time, I was trying to save my back as the adrenaline was rushing in everyone’s body. Their set was brief but brutal, in full aggression mode the whole time, while being very noise oriented.

And apparently it was not a one-time act, according to Pitchfork, after reunited for a pair of shows 2 years ago, they will release new material via Vice on May 13th. The new LP, ‘ A New Wave of Violence’, was named after a 1982 Raymond Pettibon zine, if it is any indication of the band’s musical direction, and a new track, entitled ‘Scraper’, has already surfaced

As expected, it’s an abrasive number all screech and aggression, a new wave of violence indeed. The pulsing noise guitar combined with the shouted vocals should scare the hell out of anyone and wait for the middle of the song when the sound reaches another level of intensity,… it is a ravaging and empowering track, with some bloody head-banging potential. Beside Zinner, the supergroup consists of Blood Brothers’ Jordan Blilie and Cody Votolato, Cattle Decapitation’s Gabe Serbian, and the Locust’s Justin Pearson, a combination which can easily explain this discordant and savage noise

In a press release, the group explained that the record’s purpose was to ‘Eliminate irony altogether. Grow up and get rid of it.’ Listen to this assault on eardrums below and check out their tour dates:


Head Wound City’s tour dates:

3/22/2016 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

3/23/2016 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister

3/24/2016 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge

3/25/2016 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

3/26/2016 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest

3/28/2016 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro

3/30/2016 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite

3/31/2016 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

4/2/2016 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room @ The Observatory


Head Wound City’s Nick Zinner at Bedrocktoberfest


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