Official press release:
New Jersey hardcore squad, Suburban Scum, is proud to announce the upcoming release of the band’s recently completed debut LP, now confirmed for Summer release through their allies at Closed Casket Activities. The album was recently tracked by Will Putney (pictured above with the band) at The Machine Shop (Body Count, Vision Of Disorder, The Acacia Strain) and takes the straightforward, hungry hardcore energy of their previous recordings to a dynamic new level of ferociousness.
Since 2010 Suburban Scum has released a solid pile of recordings, including their debut Infernal War EP with Ride The Fury Records, the 2012-released Hanging By A Thread EP on 6131 Records, a split with Incendiary via Closed Casket Activities and most recently a split 12″ with Xibalba also on Closed Casket released last year. Their clear-cut delivery is elementally hardcore to the bone; completely enraged and outspoken, with enough metal to make its presence known and not overthrow the core of the songs, their lyrics streetwise but realistic, not overly dramatic. Having made their presence known on tour with the likes of Expire, Rotting Out, Backtrack, Harm’s Way, Bitter End, Downpresser and many others, and their energetic performances at major festivals including This Is Hardcore, Sound & Fury, United Blood, Rain Fest and more have been well-documented with Youtube visual evidence and mass reports of bodily harm during performances.
Details on Suburban Scum’s maiden LP including their first official video, audio, the street date and of course the album title and more will be released in the coming weeks.
Always on the move, Suburban Scum has a ton of new tour dates confirmed, including a March tour alongside Bent Life and Misery supporting the co-headlining Rotting Out and Expire tour, raging through the Western half of the country from March 3rd through the 22nd. Following that trek, a local show in Howell, New Jersey on April 10th will see the band joining No Warning, Breakdown, Foundation, Think I Care and King Nine on stage. A week later Suburban Scum heads north to play the second day of the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest on Saturday, April 18th with Testament, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Nails, Indecision, Incendiary and countless more. They’re also locked to play first day of the Black N’ Blue Bowl in NYC on May 16th with The Regulators, Candiria, Madball, Earth Crisis, Turnstile and more. Stand by for tour dates from the band throughout the year.
Suburban Scum Tour Dates:
3/03 – San Antonio, TX | Korova
3/04 – El Paso, TX | Electric Banana
3/05 – Albuquerque, NM | Launchpad
3/06 – Mesa, AZ | Nile Underground
3/07 – Los Angeles, CA | The Echo
3/08 – Oakland, CA | Metro Sideroom
3/09 – Sacramento, CA | RBU Davis University
3/10 – Reno, NV | Holland Project
3/11 – Salt Lake City, UT | Kilby Court
3/12 – Denver, CO | Marquis Theater
3/13 – Des Moines, IA | Vaudeville Mews
3/14 – Minneapolis, MN | Minehaha Freespace
3/15 – Milwaukee, WI | The Borg Ward
3/16 – Chicago, IL | The Beat Kitchen
3/17 – Cleveland, OH | The Foundry
3/18 – Covington, KY | Legends
3/19 – St Louis, MO | The Demo
3/20 – Oklahoma City, OK | The Conservatory
3/21 – Houston, TX | Walters
3/22 – Grand Prairie, TX | QuikTrip Park @ South By So What?!
4/10 – Howell, NJ | Game Changer World w/ No Warning, Breakdown, Foundation, Think I Care, King Nine
4/18 – Worcester, MA | The Palladium @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
5/16 – New York, NY | Webster Hall @ Black N’ Blue Bowl