Norwegian punks Barren Womb releasing a split with Grizzlor and going on first-ever US tour with them (dates, video)
Barren Womb live in 2014 (photo by Hazam Modoff)
They’ve been described as a blend of “hardcore punk with elements of black metal, rock ‘n’ roll, and country” which should be a familiar description to Kvelertak fans, but the bands don’t sound alike as much as they take similar approaches (a big difference is Barren Womb sings in English). Sure, Barren Womb are a hardcore band through and through, and one that couldn’t have existed til at least the ’80s, but like Kvelertak, many of their influences are as classic as classic rock gets.
Its followup will be a split with Connecticut’s Grizzlor, which comes out on March 17 via Riotous Outburst Records (pre-order). You can check out a teaser video for that, and stream Barren Womb’s 2014 LP in full, below.
Barren Womb and Grizzlor will also head out on together in Grizzlor’s home country after the release. It’s Barren Womb’s first-ever US tour and ends in NYC on April 4 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Barren Womb / Grizzlor split teaser video
Barren Womb – The Sun’s Not Yellow, It’s Chicken
Barren Womb / Grizzlor — 2015 Tour Dates
03/22 New Orleans, LA @ The BEATnik
03/23 Jacksonville, FL @ Shantytown Pub
03/24 Atlanta, GA @ Swayze’s Venue
03/25 Knoxville, TN @ The Poison Lawn
03/26 Columbus, OH @ The Summit
03/27 Louisville, KY @ Third Street Dive
03/28 Chicago, IL @ Wally’s
03/29 Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
03/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
03/31 Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
04/01 Providence, RI @ The Funky Jungle
04/02 Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
04/03 New Haven, CT @ Three Sheets
04/04 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall