Relapse Records is extremely excited to announce the signing of Cleveland, OH metal/hardcore veterans Ringworm! Formed in 1990, Ringworm (Human Furnace – Vocals, Matt Sorg – Guitar, John Comprix – Guitar, Ed Stephens – Bass, Danny Zink – Drums) has previously released six full-length records on labels Deathwish, A389 and Victory Records in addition to playing countless shows with the likes of Cro-Mags, Integrity, Kreator, Goatwhore, Nasum, and many others. The band will be entering the studio to record their Relapse debut this April.
Vocalist Human Furnace commented on the signing: “Throughout our existence I’ve felt that RINGWORM has always been the “black sheep”, never quite fitting into any specific genre mold. Sometimes too metal for hardcore, other times too hardcore for metal. We enjoy distorting the line between the two and, often, completely destroying it. But I’ve always felt that we’ve never quite had a home that understood where we’re coming from and embraced the fact what we are a “black sheep” and we aren’t cookie-cut bullshit. We feel that we finally found that home. They understand that there are legions of black sheep out there that don’t fit into society’s “one size fits all” mold. We couldn’t be more excited to be more working with Relapse.”
Additionally, the band will be hitting the road for a string of shows starting this Saturday in Reading, PA including dates with Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, and Today Is The Day. A complete listing of dates is included below.
Ringworm Tour Dates:
Mar 2 – Reading PA – Club Reverb (Keystone Hardcore Jam)
Mar 3 – Brooklyn NY- The Acheron
Mar 4 – Albany NY- Bogie’s
Mar 5 – Long Island NY- Spotlight
Mar 6 – Waterbury CT- Brooklyn Cafe
Mar 7 – Boston MA- Great Scott
Mar 8 – Frederick MD- Cafe 611
Mar 9 – Lansing OH- Lansing Community Center (Hellbent Fest)
Apr 8 – Grand Rapids MI- Pyramid Scheme (w Today is the Day)
Apr 9 – Columbus OH- Ace of Cups (w Today is the Day)
Apr 10 – Newport KY- The Southgate House Revival (w Today is the Day)
Jun 8 – Cincinnati OH- Bogart’s (Death on the Vine w/ Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and more)