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Power Trip release “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)” video

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Power Trip at Mohawk on Saturday (3/25) (photo via Power Trip Facebook)

Power Trip released one of the year’s best metal albums (thus far) with Nightmare Logic, which is out now via Southern Lord. Even better than their albums, though, is their live show. I last caught the band in Austin earlier this month during SXSW, where they played Townsquare HQ, and it was the best set I saw that whole week. They’ve now got a video for “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe),” a highlight of their new album and their current live set, and the Andy Capper-directed video combines war footage with clips of a typically wild Power Trip show (it was shot in Denton in February). It’s a very fitting combo, as you can see for yourself below.

A week after that show during SXSW, Power Trip played Austin again at the Mohawk. A pic of the insanity is above. The band is currently on a West Coast tour with Destruction Unit, who are also one of the best live bands in underground rock right now. If that tour comes near you, don’t miss it. After that, they’ll tour Europe with the legendary Napalm Death. All dates are listed below.

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Power Trip — 2017 Tour Dates
3/28: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO *
3/29: Beehive Social Club – Salt Lake City, UT *
3/30: WavePOP House – Boise, ID *
3/31: Real Art Tacoma, The Deal – Tacoma, WA *
4/1: Astoria – Vancouver, BC *
4/2: Analog Theater – Portland, OR ^
4/4: Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA !^
4/5: Thee Stylehouse – Stockton, CA !^
4/6: The New Parish – Oakland, CA !*
4/7: The Ritz – San Jose, CA !^
4/8: Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA !^
4/9: Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA !^
4/10: The Casbah – San Diego, CA !^
4/11: Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ !^
4/12: Club Congress – Tucson, AZ !^
4/25: Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK #
4/26: Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE #
4/27: Kraken STHLM – Stockholm, SE #
4/28: Roxy – Flensburg, DE #
4/29: Flensburg – Magdeburg, DE #
4/30: Patronaat – Haarlem, NL #
5/01: Underground – Koln, DE #
5/02: SO36 – Berlin, DE #
5/04: Kwadrat Club – Krakow, PL #
5/05: Klub Fléda – Brno, CZ #
5/07: Garage – Saarbrücken, DE #
5/09: O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK #
5/10: Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK #
5/11: Rebellion – Manchester, UK #
5/12: The Electric Ballroom – London, UK #
5/13: Le Glazart – Paris, FR #
5/14: Zappa – Antwerpen, BE #
5/16: Espace André Malraux – Six Fours Les Plages, FR #
5/17: L’Usine – Geneva, CH #
5/18: Zona Roveri – Bologna, IT #
5/19: NCO Club – Karlsruhe, DE #
5/20: Backstage – München, DE #
5/21: Effenaar – Eindhoven, NL #

* – w/ Destruction Unit and Primal Rite
^ – w/ Destruction Unit
! – w/ Mizery
# – w/ Napalm Death and Brujeria

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