Official press release:
Tankcrimes will proudly deliver the brand new LP from long-running Stockholm hardcore crust warriors, Victims, with the April release of the band’s sixth album, Sirens. In a coordinated attack with the LP’s impending release, the band will return to North America preceding the street date of Sirens, with a string of West Coast dates beginning in late March.
Surging with a dozen boiling new anthems, Victims delivers their first full-length since 2011’s acclaimed A Dissident LP, the band continuing to bridge slightly new flourishes into their exceptionally tried-and-trusted attack. With equal parts morose and triumphant d-beat fury, Sirens was recorded at Studio Gutterview by Fred Estby (Dismember, At The Gates, Refused) and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Iron Reagan, Nails, Integrity), and features the expected white-knuckled surges of angst as well as some more expansive elements throughout the album, all enshrouded in a barbed-wire vocal delivery, packed with unstoppable gang-chants and inescapable hooks.
Tankcrimes will issue Sirens on LP, CD, and digital formats on April 15th, 2016. Stand by for pre-order info and audio samples of the album.
Sirens track listing:
Victims will also storm the West Coast North American populations on a swift tour preceding the release of Sirens. Running from March 24th through April 1st, the Swedish marauders will kick off the tour with two shows with Napalm Death and Melt Banana in Santa Ana and San Diego, then blaze a path north through Los Angeles, Oakland, Eureka, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Portland will get a double-dose of Victims on this run as the band has been confirmed to join that city’s appearance of the Decibel Magazine Tour 2016 with Abbath, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch, and Tribulation on March 31st.
Victims is also confirmed for several European Summer festivals including Hellfest, Temples Fest and more, with additional tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
3/24 – Santa Ana, CA | Observatory w/ Napalm Death, Melt Banana
3/25 – San Diego, CA | Casbah w/ Napalm Death, Melt Banana
3/26 – Los Angeles, CA | Los Globos
3/27 – Oakland, CA | Metro w/ Brainoil
3/28 – Eureka, CA | VFW
3/29 – Portland, OR | Black Water
3/30 – Seattle, WA | Highline
3/31 – Portland, OR | Roseland Decibel Tour w/ Abbath, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch, Tribulation
4/01 – Vancouver, BC | TBA
6/17-6/19 – Clisson, FR | Hellfest
6/02-6/05 – Bristol, UK | Temples Fest