LA rippers, Obliterations, have announced the band’s next bout of live actions with an eleven-city stomp through the eastern portions of the continent next month.
While their Poison Everything debut LP was out crushing skulls within the underground and mainstream media worldwide surrounding its release in October, the band hit the road heavy throughout the West Coast of North America and Southeastern US throughout the year, including a punishing West Coast Southern Lord Fall Tour also including Baptists and Torch Runner.
Obliterations will continue to expand their damage eastward, touring from February 12th through 21st, the band will trample through Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, London, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn and Philadelphia, with cohorts Sick Feeling on all dates.
Obliterations will be hitting Europe hard in May, including a performance at Temples Festival 2015 with the likes of Converge, Sunn O))), Nails, Goatsnake, Tryptykon and others. Additional tour announcements are pending.
Obliterations Tour Dates
2/11/2015 Great Scott – Boston, MA w/ Sick Feeling
2/12/2015 L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC w/ Sick Feeling
2/13/2015 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC w/ Sick Feeling
2/14/2015 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON w/ Sick Feeling
2/15/2015 Call The Office – London, ON w/ Sick Feeling
2/16/2015 Magic Stick Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Sick Feeling
2/17/2015 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ Sick Feeling
2/18/2015 Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH w/ Sick Feeling
2/19/2015 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sick Feeling
2/20/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Sick Feeling
2/21/2015 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Sick Feeling
5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK w/ Converge, Sunn O))), Nails
Unifying current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours and Night Horse, Obliterations recorded Poison Everything with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl‘s Studio 606, had it mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Black Breath) at God City Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Integrity, Sleep) at Audiosiege, with nearly a half-hour of grating, hardcore punk charged by a seemingly bottomless wealth of antagonistic energy; prime fodder for fans of The Stooges, MC5, Laughing Hyenas, Black Flag and Poison Idea.
Poison Everything ravaged the press, with praise issued from Vice Magazine‘s music channel, Noisey, offering, “As soon as that infamous d-beat kicks in, you’re transported back to classics like Never Again and Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing. Then the vocals start up and you’re assault with a vicious modern take on the classic ’80s sound. Perfect for old spike belt-wearing punks who haven’t bought any new records since the last time Aus-Rotten put out an album. Or for the hardcore kids who like to pay homage to the greats.” Pitchfork issues in part, “on their debut album Poison Everything, they’ve managed the commendable feat of refurbishing (or rather, defurbishing) the mud-caked frameworks of Crass and Nausea,” and AllMusic claims, “there’s something viscerally exciting about the album, which blends equal parts teeth-grinding speed with unfiltered aggression, resulting in an intoxicating blend of old-school, circle pit-inducing punk fury.” Obliterations was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine‘s October installment of 10 Artists You Need To Know.