by Fred Pessaro
Despite what you may think of latter Earth Crisis (personally not a fan), their first EP Firestorm is a classic of its time. The iconic title track, opening with its unforgettable "chug-chug" open string rhythm, set the tone for so many bands to come, reshaping much of the hardcore landscape in its time.
Now, 20 years later, Earth Crisis are celebrating the anniversary of said EP on a set of dates that include a stop at Santos Party House on July 14 with Shai Hulud (now with Chad Gilbert back in the fold), Thy Will Be Done, White Widows Pact (fka White Widows) and The Last Stand. Tickets are still available.
All tour dates are listed, along with a new White Widows video for "El Marrano" and Earth Crisis favorite "Firestorm," below.
EARTH CRISIS - 2013 TOUR DATES
FRIDAY 12 JULY 2013 The Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA, US
SATURDAY 13 JULY 2013 Lost Horizon Syracuse, NY, US
SUNDAY 14 JULY 2013 Santos Party House New York, NY, US
THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 2013 Pub Rock (formerly Chasers) Phoenix, AZ, US
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2013 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA, US
WHITE WIDOWS PACT - 2013 TOUR DATES
7/12 : Philadelphia : Underground Arts w/ Earth Crisis, Strength For A Reason Shai Hulud and Thy WIll Be Done
7/13 : Syracuse, NY : Lost Horizon w/ Earth Crisis, Shai Hulud and Thy Will Be Done
7/14 : NYC : Santos Party House w/ Earth Crisis, Shai Hulud Thy WIll Be Done and the Last Stand
7/15 : Asbury Park : Asbury Lanes w/ Shai Hulud, Back and Forth and Cause Ov Death
7/16 : York, PA : The Depot (very special guests TBA)
7/18 : Toronto : The Shop w/ Sex Tears (mens Cancer Bats)
7/19 : Montreal : Cafe Chaos w/ KOJI, Turnover, Ivy League, Have Mercy!, and Esprits Noirs
7/20 : Providence, RI : AS220 w/ Howl, Lords Dying and Hivesmasher
7/21 : Boston, MA : Roggie's w/ Hivesmasher, Matahari and Throne Hunter