Poison Idea schedule April release for new album Confuse & Conquer; announce tour dates

Legendary hardcore punk outfit Poison Idea will be releasing their first new record since 2006’s Latest Will and Testament this year. The effort, titled Confuse & Conquer, will be hitting shelves on April 7th via Southern Lord Recordings, who in recent years have reissued the band’s back-catalog.

Vocalist Jerry A. comments on the completion of Confuse & Conquer:

“What can I say? We’re all happy with the record. It’s a group effort; we all had a part in writing the songs. We’ve been screwing around for too long. We had to hang back and see whose heart was really in this thing we’ve been doing for thirty years and who was bullshitting. We have a lot of touring to do next year, to make up for the last one being cancelled due to people with the wrong priorities. Everybody in the band now lives to play and make music; that comes first. It always has, it just took a long time to filter out the flakes, and keep the diehards. So these guys know how to make this ship float. As far as I’m concerned, it feels like being reborn, having a second wind, a hardcore revival, and just discovering meaning, all at the same time. To put it mildly, we’re happy, I’m happy, and this is just the start. No stopping from here out.”

Southern Lord owner Greg Anderson offered on the signing and upcoming album:

“I’ve been a rabid Poison Idea fiend ever since seeing them decimate the legendary Gorilla Gardens in Seattle in 1985. Having the opportunity to work with this legendary band all these years later is an inexplicable honor.”

Confuse & Conquer was recorded at Audiosiege late last year with Toxic Holocaust mastermind Joel Grind behind the boards and Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) in charge of mastering. The effort will be available in CD, LP and digital formats. Additionally, expanded reissues of seminal Poison Idea titles War All The Time, Feel The Darkness and more are on the way.

The band will also be hitting the road beginning next month with an appearance at Berserker Fest II in Michigan and then a spring European tour. More appearances are in the works, but in the meantime, here is their current itinerary:

3/11-3/14 Ferndale, MI | The Loving Touch @ Berserker Fest II
4/17 – Kiel DE | Schaubude
4/18 – Aalborg DE | 1000Fyrd
4/19 – Hamburg DE | Hafenklang
5/20 – Tilburg NL | Little Devil
4/21 – Arnhem NL | Willemeen
4/22 – Frankfurt DE | TBA
4/23 – Hannover DE | Chez Heinz
4/24 – Berlin DE | Wild At Heart
4/25 – Lodz PL | Luka
4/27 – Regensburg DE | Alte Malzerei
4/28 – Prague CZ | Exit Us
4/29 – Graz AU | Explosiv
4/30 – Vienna AU | Arena
5/01 – Ormoz SL | Unterhund
5/02 – Poviglio IT | Kaleidos
5/03 – Rome IT | Traffic Club
5/04 – Torino IT | Border
5/05 – Bregenz AT | Between
5/06 – Paris FR | Ondulatoire
5/07 – London UK | Borderline
5/08 – Nottingham UK | The Doghouse
5/09 – Gateshead UK | The Black Bull
5/10 – Glasgow UK | Audio
5/12 – Birmingham UK | Adam And Eve Pub
5/13 – Bristol UK | The Exchange
5/14 – Norwich UK | The Owl Sanctuary
5/15 – Antwerp BE | Het Bos
5/16 – Cologne DE | MTC