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Rival Schools – reunited, recording & touring (dates)

by Black Bubblegum

Rival Schools

Walter Schriefels‘ short-lived post-Quicksand project, Rival Schools, have reunited to record some new tunes and lined up a seven date tour of the UK leading up to an appearance at the Hove Festival in Norway. Here’s Walter from an interview posted @ RockSound:

“We have got this June tour and we still want to play some shows in the States. Especially if we are writing new songs it would be good to live in them a little onstage before we come to record anything. Whether the album is out first part of the year or spring we are not yet sure but we want to play out with new material to test it all out so expect a few more dates to be announced.”

Awesome….. US dates are comin’! Full tour dates, most history and videos below…..

A short wiki history:

Rival Schools were a short-lived post-hardcore band from New York, featuring Walter Schreifels on vocals and guitar; Ian Love on guitar; Cache Tolman on bass guitar; and Sam Siegler on drums.

Formed by Schreifels, frontman of the highly-influential Quicksand, Rival Schools were a hardcore ‘supergroup’ – its members being alumni of such ’80s and ’90s hardcore bands as Gorilla Biscuits (Schreifels), CIV (Siegler), Youth of Today (Schreifels and Siegler) and Iceburn (Tolman).

Rival Schools released their only album, United By Fate, in 2001, spawning two music videos (below) before finally breaking up in 2003. I think it’s also worth mentioning that Siegler did time in Gorilla Biscuits (at age 12!!!) and played with Judge and Glassjaw as well… so Rival Schools truly was built from hardcore royalty.

Rival Schools – “Good Things” Video

Rival Schools – “Used For Glue” Video

First the Gorilla Biscuits reunion, now this. Howsabout putting one more band back together Walter!

Quicksand – “Dine Alone” video

Quicksand – “Thorn In My Side” video

Tolman’s bandmate in Iceburn, Gentry Densley, has a new band with Greg Anderson of sunn 0))) called Ascend.

RIVAL SCHOOLS – 2008 TOUR DATES
June 11, 2008 London, UK King’s College
June 13, 2008 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 17, 2008 Birmingham, UK Academy II
June 18, 2008 Leeds, UK Cockpit
June 19, 2008 Glasgow, Scotland King Tut’s
June 20, 2008 London, UK Radio One Rock Show Session at Maida Vale
June 21, 2008 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms
June 25, 2008 Tromøy, Norway Hove Festival

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