IN DEFENCE Complete Recording Of New Album; Schedule February U.S. TourTuesday, 30th December 2014
Twin Cities mosh purveyors IN DEFENCE have just wrapped up the mayhem-infiltrated recording process of the act’s fourth full-length for unveiling by mid-2015, and being the road hounds they are, have already booked a full Southern US tour in advance of its release.
With a pile of independent splits, EPs and singles, compilation appearances, and three previous LPs already on the slab, the fourth IN DEFENCE LP – the follow-up to their 2011-released Profane Existence full-length, Party Lines And Politics – was recorded in recent weeks at Signaturetone Studios in Minneapolis, with Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust handling mixing and producing duties. Additional details on the album, including its title, release date and label destination, will be announced in early 2015 amidst heavy bouts of touring.
While no additional details on the upcoming album are available as of yet, IN DEFENCE will be taking their “Fuck that shit; circle pit!” mentality to the Southern half of the US on a nearly month-long tour, running from February 1st through the 24th. The full itinerary is below with the final clubs being locked down as this info hits the airwaves. Stand by for much more on In Defence in the coming days.
IN DEFENCE has proven themselves as a diehard annihilation squad in just over eight years as a band, the name backed by an imposing recording resume and untamable fascination with on-stage mayhem. Having formed as a more straightforward hardcore act in Minnesota’s Minneapolis-St. Paul sector in 2006, the quartet’s volatile brew quickly decayed into more of a thrash-inspired crossover attack, the sound they’ve dominated in the studio and live ever since. While steadily pushing for positive societal change and unity, their methodology is heavily party and satire-infiltrated versus taking a preacher’s stance with their views. Bringing together headbangers and punks to circle pit in unity, IN DEFENCE has crossed the US multiple times a year, having toured and/or shared the stage with The Casualties, Toxic Holocaust, MDC, DRI, Cro-Mags, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Danzig, Municipal Waste among countless others, in addition to having toured in Puerto Rico and fourteen countries in Europe.
IN DEFENCE Southern US Tour 2015:
1 – Minnehaha Free Space – Minneapolis, MN
2 – Memory Lanes – Minneapolis, MN
3 – Underground Rock Shop – Des Moines, IA
4 – Vandals – Kansas City, MO
5 – The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
6 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
7 – TBA – Austin, TX
8 – Limelight – San Antonio, TX
9 – Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
10 – Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11 – Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
12 – TV Land – Tallahassee, FL
13 – Fubar Downtown – Tampa, FL
14 – Shantytown – Jacksonville, FL
15 – Churchills – Miami, FL
16 – TBA – St. Augustine, FL
17 – Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall – Orlando, FL
18 – (A) Space – Gainesville, FL
19 – The Guild Hall – Savannah, GA
20 – Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN
21 – Tower 2 – Nashville, TN
22 – The Demo – St. Louis, MO
23 – Peste De Merde – Columbia, MO
24 – The Health Club – Omaha, NE