Cleveland’s legendary kings of metallic hardcore RINGWORM will release their new album and Relapse Records debut Hammer of the Witch on March 14th in Germany/Benelux/Finland, March 17th in the UK/Europe/World and March 18th in North America.
Beginning today Terrorizer magazine UK and Fuze magazine Germany are hosting an exclusive full album stream of Hammer of the Witch. Listen to it on the Terrorizer website here and on the Fuze website here.
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 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 above). 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.”
In August RINGWORM will be heading to Europe for various shows incl. festival appearances:
August 6 – The Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany
August 7 – Brutal Assault festival, Fortress Josefov, Czech Republic
August 8 – The Werkstatt, Köln, Germany
August 9 – Ieper Fest, Ieper, Belgium