EARTH CRISIS To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of “Firestorm” With Live DatesWednesday, 3rd July 2013
The members of EARTH CRISIS are readying for their first live dates since early February. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their landmark Firestorm EP, the band will mark the milestone with performances on both coasts and a quick trip south of the border before resuming work on their anticipated new album. Joining the band will be SHAI HULUD, THY WILL BE DONE, and WHITE WIDOWS PACT for the east coast dates with LIONHEART and HARNESS completing the billing for the west. Tickets are still available via notable agencies and all venue box offices.
EARTH CRISIS guitarist Scott Crouse recently said, “We can’t believe we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Firestorm. None of us were even 20 years old when we recorded it. Its release forever changed our lives and, we are told, many other people’s. Come out and help us do this right.” When the dates were initially announced mid-May, the band noted to Alternative Press Magazine, “Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Firestorm EP with us! We’ll be playing the EP in its entirety, plus some rarely played other songs.”
LiveHighFive.com calls Firestorm, “one of the heaviest and most influential recordings in hardcore history.” Released via Victory Records in 1993, Wikipedia calls it “one of the more controversial releases in US hardcore history.” The EP would be followed by the release of the EARTH CRISIS’ full-length debut, Destroy the Machines, in 1995.
EARTH CRISIS Firestorm 20th Anniversary Tour:
7/12/2013 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ SHAI HULUD, THY WILL BE DONE, and WHITE WIDOWS PACT
7/13/2013 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY w/ SHAI HULUD, THY WILL BE DONE, and WHITE WIDOWS PACT
7/14/2013 Santos Party House – New York, NY w/ SHAI HULUD, THY WILL BE DONE, and WHITE WIDOWS PACT
8/15/2013 Pubrock/Chaser – Tempe, AZ w/ LIONHEART and HARNESS
8/16/2013 You Revoucion – Tijuana, Mexico w/ LIONHEART and HARNESS
8/17/2013 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA w/ LIONHEART and HARNESS
8/18/2013 924 Gilman Street – Berkeley, CA w/ LIONHEART and HARNESS
Upon completion of the dates, EARTH CRISIS will resume work on their currently untitled ninth studio album. The album will see the band re-team with noted producer/mixer Zeus (HATEBREED, THROWDOWN).