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Power Trip playing festivals; Chris Ulsh lists his top 10 LPs of 2017

Power Trip at Irving Plaza
Power Trip at Irving Plaza last month (more by Mathieu Bredeau)

2017 has been a big year for Power Trip, who are getting more attention than ever thanks to the strength of the killer Nightmare Logic, which has popped on some year-end lists like Decibel‘s and Ben Koller’s. 2018 should be no different, as Power Trip will be making the rounds on the hard rock festival circuit. We already mentioned that they’re playing Rock on the Range and Welcome to Rockville, and they were recently announced for Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion too.

At Fort Rock (4/28 – 4/29 in Sunrise, FL), they’ll be joined by Ozzy Osbourne, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, and more. At Carolina Rebellion (5/4 – 5/6 in Charlotte, NC), they’ll be joined by Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Andrew WK, Turnstile, Hatebreed, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Billy Idol, Clutch, Thrice, Baroness, Quicksand, The Sword, Red Fang, Code Orange, The Bronx, Mutoid Man, and more.

They also play the much cooler Home Sick fest in Petaluma, CA on January 18 with Ceremony, Touche Amore, Black Marble, King Woman, Culture Abuse, FURY, HIDE, Screature, ACRYLICS and Super Unison (tickets). Power Trip are also touring overseas in 2018. All dates are listed below.

Power Trip drummer Chris Ulsh was also busy in 2017 with the band he fronts, Impalers, who released their crushing new album Cellar Dweller. He also fronts Mammoth Grinder (which features two members of Iron Reagan), whose Relapse debut Cosmic Crypt will be out on January 26.

Now that the year is coming to a close, we asked Chris what music he dug this year. His ten favorite albums of 2017 lean towards the obscure/overlooked, and if you like his various bands, they’re worth checking out. Browse Chris’ list below.

Listen to Power Trip and Impalers’ 2017 albums, and Mammoth Grinder’s new single “Superior Firepower,” below.

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Chris Ulsh’s Top 10 LPs of 2017
Criaturas – Ruido Antisocial
Boy Harsher – Country Girl
Fetid – Demo
Urochromes – Night Bully
42 Decibel – Overloaded
Phrenelith – Desolate Landscape
Evil – Rites of Evil
Temple of Angels – S/T
Little Fish – Demo
Undergang – Misantropologi

Power Trip — 2018 Tour Dates
Jan 13 Home Sick Fest at The Phoenix Theater Petaluma, CA
Jan 18 Astra Berlin, Germany
Jan 19 Tivoli Ronda Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan 20 Eventwerk Dresden, Germany
Jan 21 Backstage Werk Munchen, Germany
Jan 22 Komplex Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 23 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Jan 24 Sono Brno, Czech Republic
Jan 25 Stadthalle Lichtenfels, Germany
Jan 26 DE MAST Torhout, Belgium
Jan 27 Turbinenhalle Oberhausen, Germany
Jan 28 O2 Forum Kentish Town London, United Kingdom
Mar 10 Partronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
Mar 11 Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany
Mar 12 TURBINEN HALLE 2 Oberhausen An Der Appel, Germany
Mar 14 KB Malmö, Sweden
Mar 15 Fryshuset Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 16 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
Mar 17 Arbis Norrköping Norrköping, Sweden
Mar 19 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
Mar 21 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
Mar 22 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 25 Progresja Warsaw, Poland
Mar 27 Roxy Prague, Czech Republic
Mar 28 Majestic Bratislava, Slovakia
Mar 29 Durer Kert Budapest, Hungary
Mar 30 SIMM CITY Vienna, Austria
Apr 01 Tvornica Kulture Zagreb, Croatia
Apr 02 Kino Šiška Ljubljana, Slovenia
Apr 03 PHENOMENON Fontaneto D’agogna, Italy
Apr 04 KOMPLEX Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 06 Sala Santana 27 Bilbo, Spain
Apr 07 Teatro Barcelo Madrid, Spain
Apr 08 SALA RAZZMATAZ Barcelona, Spain
Apr 10 Post Tenebras Rock Geneva, Switzerland
Apr 11 TONHALLE Munich, Germany
Apr 12 LKA LONGHORN Stuttgart, Germany
Apr 13 BATACLAN Paris, France
Apr 15 Trix Antwerp, Belgium
Apr 16 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom
Apr 17 O2 Academy Birmingham Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Apr 19 O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 20 Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr 21 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Apr 27 Welcome to Rockville Festival Jacksonville, FL
Apr 28 Fort Rock Sunrise, FL
May 4 Carolina Rebellion Charlotte, NC
May 18 Rock on the Range Columbus, OH
May 27 Modified Ghost Festival III Vancouver, Canada

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