The Northeast North American co-headlining tour between Southern California factions XIBALBA and NAILS begins tonight at the Chicago-based The Rumble joining The Killer, Twitching Tongues and more at the first of the two-day hardcore gathering. The next eight days will see the trio pummeling Cleveland, Buffalo, Toronto, Montreal, Albany, Boston, Brooklyn and Philadelphia, with support from cohorts Early Graves on all shows, the tour sponsored by Invisible Oranges.
The demoralizing second LP from American tyrants NAILS, Abandon All Life, was released last month on Southern Lord. Recorded at Godcity with Kurt Ballou (Converge) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise), Abandon All Life is already a notorious front-runner for most crushing release of 2013, with NAILS’ hardcore/grind approach infiltrated with more unhinged death metal ferocity than ever before, it’s seventeen-minute lifespan packing more destruction than many bands’ entire catalogs.
Southern California hardcore warriors XIBABLA released their second LP Hasta La Muerte via Southern Lord in August. Recorded by Taylor Young (Nails) the relentless album takes the band’s down-tuned breakdown assault to iniquitous new dimensions; their breakdowns hitting with the power of tsunamis and their riffs like mires of quicksand, infusing some of the most doom-ridden tones one will experience within the hardcore genre.
NAILS / XIBALBA Spring Tour w/ Early Graves:
5/01/2013 Bogies – Albany, NY
5/02/2013 Great Scott – Boston, MA
5/03/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/04/2013 O’Reillys – Philadelphia, PA