Bitter End to Tour with Madball and Alpha & Omega

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Texas hardcore up-and-comers, Bitter End have just announced a week-long East Coast tour with NYC heavyweights Madball, followed by a string of West Coast dates with Alpha & Omega in support of their most recent full-length Guilty as Charged, released through Deathwishinc this past summer.

Who would have thought a group of dudes from San Antonio, TX would be at the forefront of the current old-school NYC hardcore revival? Not me. But there’s no denying that Bitter End are gaining momentum as they wrap up a handful of Texas dates with legendary DC Punk outfit, BAD BRAINS before joining NYC hardcore titans, Madball for a week of East Coast dates in November followed by a West Coast run with Alpha & Omega in January. For all those hardcore Texans who feel they should have been born in NYC before the late eighties and 90’s hardcore era, you can live vicariously through Guilty as Charged. The album is direct throwback to NYC monsters such as Cro Mags, Agnostic Front, Warzone, and Madball.

Knuckledraggers should have no shortage of swinging soundtracks this winter.

NYC’s Madball are currently touring Europe in support of their latest full-length, Empire, which hit streets last week via Nuclear Blast Records to mostly positive reviews from fans and critics alike. The prevailing attitude seems to embrace Madball loosing some the over-produced elements of 2007’s Infiltrate the System as they strip down the music and vocals for a more classic hardcore feel, while still taking advantage of the perks and clarity of modern recording techniques. Hardcore fans expect Madball to deliver solid hardcore albums without re-inventing the wheel, and they have delivered with Empire.

Los Angeles’s Alpha & Omega are currently touring Europe in support of their latest full-length, Life Swallower which hit streets this past July. Alpha & Omega are another group of up-and-comers who are also throwing back to the old-school hardcore era. Taking direct influence from hardcore mainstays like All Out War, Cro Mags, and Stigmata, the band also fuses elements from Cleveland’s Integrity and early Metallica. Dwid Hellion’s [Integrity] vocal influence is apparent from the onset, combined with driving hardcore riffs that have some Metallica-esque highlights to separate this quintet from the rest of the heard. Stay tuned for the A & O BTS Interview, coming soon!

Check out the Tour Dates:

10/28: Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ BAD BRAINS


11/07: San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven w/ Cruel Hand, Backtrack, Hardside
11/20: Houston, TX @ Walters On Washington w/ Iron Age, Powertrip, Mammoth Grinder, & more
12/09: Miami, FL @ Vagabond w/ Madball
12/10: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum w/ Madball
12/11: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ Madball
12/12: Raleigh, NC @ Brewery w/ Madball
12/13: Huntington, WV @ Shamrocks w/ Madball
12/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar w/ Madball
12/15: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon w/ Madball
12/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary w/ Madball
12/17: Albany, NY @ Bogies w/ Madball
12/18: Providence, RI @ Jerkys w/ Madball
12/19: New York City, NY @ Studio At Webster Hall w/ Madball
12/20: Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
12/21: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
12/22: Dallas, TX @ The Nightmare
01/02: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Alpha And Omega
01/03: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Alpha And Omega
01/04: San Francisco, CA @ TBA
01/05: Santa Cruz, CA @ 418 Project w/ Alpha And Omega
01/06: Fresno, CA @ The CYC w/ Alpha And Omega
01/07: Bakersfield, CA @ TBA w/ Alpha And Omega
01/08: Mesa, AZ @ Nile Underground w/ Alpha And Omega

MADBALL – Current European Tour

Oct 19 2010 6:00P Kofmehl Solothurn, Solothurn, SWITZERLAND
Oct 20 2010 6:00P Espace André Malraux Six Fours Les Plages, France, ., FRANCE
Oct 21 2010 6:00P Plateruena Durango, Spain, ., SPAIN
Oct 22 2010 5:30P Cine Teatro de Corroios Lisbon, Portugal, ., PORTUGAL
Oct 23 2010 6:00P Rockkitchen Madrid, ., SPAIN
Oct 24 2010 6:00P Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona, ., SPAIN
Oct 26 2010 6:00P Transbordeur Lyon, ., FRANCE
Oct 28 2010 6:00P Fleece and Ferkin Bristol, UK, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 29 2010 6:00P King Tut’s Glasgow, UK, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 30 2010 6:00P Moho Live Manchester, UK, Greater Ma, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 31 2010 6:00P Scala London, ., UNITED KINGDOM

ALPHA & OMEGA Current European Tour Dates:

Oct 22 2010 6:00PStadtmitte Karlsruhe (GER), Baden-Würt, GERMANY
Oct 23 2010 6:00P Minus One Gent, BELGIUM
Oct 24 2010 6:00P Craufurd Milton Keynes, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 25 2010 6:00P Moho Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 26 2010 6:00P Garage London, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 27 2010 6:00P Innocent Holland, NETHERLANDS
Oct 28 2010 6:00P Hafenklang Hamburg, GERMANY
Oct 29 2010 6:00P Skylten Linköping, SWEDEN
Oct 30 2010 6:00P Blitz Olso, NORWAY
Oct 31 2010 6:00P Club 43 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Nov 1 2010 6:00P Cassiopeia Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 2 2010 6:00P Club Progresja Warsaw, POLAND
Nov 3 2010 6:00P 007 Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Nov 4 2010 6:00P Alter Stattbahmhof Schweinfurt, GERMANY
Nov 5 2010 6:00P Juha Rosswein, GERMANY
Nov 6 2010 6:00P FIRLEJ Wroclaw, POLAND
Nov 8 2010 6:00P Arena Vienna, AUSTRIA
Nov 10 2010 6:00P Init Club Rome, ITALY
Nov 11 2010 6:00P Dynamo Werk 21 Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Nov 12 2010 6:00P Feierwerk Munich, GERMANY
Nov 13 2010 6:00P Zwischenfall Bochum, GERMANY

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