Cleveland’s legendary kings of metallic hardcore RINGWORM are returning with their Relapse debut Hammer Of The Witch, which is set for release on March 14th for Germany/Benelux/Finland, March 17th for the UK/Europe/World and March 18th in North America.
Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of another new track from Hammer of the Witch. Check out the exclusive premiere of the song “One Of Us Is Going To Have To Die” courtesy of Pitchfork here.
The band worked on Hammer of the Witch with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH and vocalist Human Furnace handling the album’s stunning cover art (see below). Destined to be a mainstay in every hardcore metal fan’s headphones, RINGWORM’s Hammer of the Witch serves to solidify the bands vital place in hardcore history. Noisey hails this work as “yet another achievement in a long line of uncompromising heavy [music] from these dudes,” while New Noise Magazine raves, “Everything you love about the brutalest, viciousest metal infused hardcore legends continues without missing a step.”
The album is available for pre-order from Relapse in CD, LP and digital formats here. The deluxe iTunes edition is available for pre-order here. This version features two bonus tracks from RINGWORM’s 2013 EP release Bleed.
The song “Psychic Vampire” and the title track “Hammer of the Witch” can be heard on RINGWORM‘s bandcamp page here.
Hammer of the Witch Track Listing:
1. Dawn of Decay
3. Leave Your Skin at the Door
4. Exit Life
5. Psychic Vampire
6. King of Blood
7. I Recommend Amputation
8. Hammer of the Witch
9. We’ll Always Have the End
10. One Of Us Is Going to Have to Die…
11. Vicious Circle of Life
12. Die Like a Pig
13. Height of Revelation