After releasing several records on several different labels, Relapse Records has announced that it has signed Cleveland, Ohio, metal/hardcore vets Ringworm to its roster. The band will hit the studio in April to to record its new album for a late 2013 release.
Vocalist Human Furnace commented:
"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."
The band will be hitting the road later this year for a string of dates, starting this Saturday in Reading, PA, including shows with Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, and Today Is The Day. Check out the tour dates:
Ringworm Tour Dates:
3/2 – Reading, PA – Club Reverb (Keystone Hardcore Jam)
3/ 3 – Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron
3/4 – Albany, NY- Bogie's
3/ 5 – Long Island, NY – Spotlight
3/ 6 – Waterbury, CT – Brooklyn Cafe
3/ 7 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
3/ 8 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
3/ 9 – Lansing, OH – Lansing Community Center (Hellbent Fest)
4/ 8 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme (w/ Today is the Day)
4/ 9 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups (w/ Today is the Day)
4/ 10 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival (w/ Today is the Day)
6/8 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart's (Death on the Vine w/ Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death)