by Doug Moore


As we've mentioned, the IO-co-presented A389 Tenth Anniversary Bash will begin in Baltimore this Thursday (1/16) with a Ringworm set at Sidebar, along with support from Frightened Teeth, Pharaoh, Occultist, and Apalling Infection. The fest goes through Saturday and also features sets from Infest, Full of Hell, Iron Reagan, Integrity, All Out War, Bloodlet and many more. Whole-fest pass options and individual show tickets are available via A389's site.

Ringworm have also announced a March 18 release date for their upcoming album Hammer of the Witch, which you can preorder from Relapse Records here. The band will kick off a co-headlining tour in support of the album with Death Before Dishonor on March 29; no NYC date, but they'll hit Long Island at Patchogue, NY's 89 North on 3/30. Keep an eye out for tix; stream Hammer of the Witch's title track and check out the full run of dates below.

Another A389-related tidbit: classic-era metalcore stalwarts Bloodlet, who will perform a one-time reunion set in Baltimore this weekend, have unveiled a 20-year-old demo track entitled "Embrace." You can stream it below, along with the remastered version of their classic Entheogen. Both will be available as a 7" through A389 on February 7.

If that wasn't enough, the new Systems Overload-lineup Integrity song we mentioned a few weeks back, "7th Revelation: Beyond The Realm Of The VVitch," is now streaming in full via Decibel. The same lineup will be performing at the A389 bash as well. You can stream the song below.

Check out both Bloodlet streams, the new Ringworm tune, and the full run of Ringworm dates below...


RINGWORM & Before Dishonor -- 2014 Tour Dates
3/29: Reading, PA @ Club Reverb
3/30: Patchogue, NY @ 89 North
3/31: Quincy, MA @ PRC
4/1: Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
4/2: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
4/3: Columbus, OH @ KOBO Live
4/4: Covington, KY @ Legends
4/5: Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway
4/6: Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
4/7: Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
4/8: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds (downstairs)
4/9: San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
4/10: El Paso, TX @ The Spot
4/11: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
4/12: Pomona, CA @ Aladdin Jr.
4/13: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
4/14: Salt Lake City @ Shred Shred
4/15: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/16: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
4/17: Sauk Rapids, MN @ Bubbas Bar
4/18: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
4/19: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry


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