by Andrew Sacher

photo by Gray Muncy
Modern Pain

Dallas hardcore band Modern Pain recently signed to Bridge 9, and will release their debut full length on the label in the near future. Ahead of that though, they've put out the single "Peace Delusions," which will appear in re-recorded form on the album. "Peace Delusions" isn't too far from the kind of crossover thrash revival that their Dallas neighbors Power Trip make, but it's also got a noisier, nastier side recalling that moment in the late '80s when bands started taking thrash in even heavier directions and coming out with early forms of death metal and grindcore. And the noise influence is no accident: the b-side to "Peace Delusions" is a cover of Sonic Youth's 1983 discordant assault "Kill Yr Idols." Listen to both songs below.

Modern Pain began a tour in their hometown on Sunday (5/17), and they'll be coming to NYC on May 26 at the Acheron with Vice, Mad Diesel and Impact. Tickets for that show are on sale now. That's a day after they play a nearby show at Montclair, NJ's Meatlocker (5/25) with The Banner, Outer Heaven, Choke and Stag Party.

Modern Pain also have a run of dates in June with Houston's Dress Code (who also play LA's stacked Berserktown festival). All dates are listed, with those song streams, below...


Modern Pain -- 2015 Tour Dates
5/19 Tarpon Springs, FL @ Neptune's Lounge w/ Axis, Necrid
5/20 Miami, FL @ Churchill's Pub w/ Axis, Suicide Ritual
5/21 Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs w/ Rhythm of Abuse, Unified Right, Society Abuse, Crisis Unit, Sleight of Hand
5/22 Atlanta, GA @ Hill St. House w/ Slugga, Nurse, PDC
5/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's w/ Timebomb, Wet Fetish
5/25 Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker w/ The Banner, Outer Heaven
5/26 Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
5/27 North Haven, CT @ 85F State Street
5/28 Wilkes Barre, PA @ The Lamp Post w/ Haze, Goon, Witness Protection
5/30 Cleveland, OH @ Club Atlantis
5/31 Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary w/ Eyesore
6/01 Indianapolis, IN @ Haunted Spunkers Haus
6/02 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
6/03 Saint Louis, MO @ Fubar w/ Blindside USA, Perfect People, The Warden
6/04 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom* w/ Dress Code, Free At Last, Traitor K9
6/05 Kansas City, MO @ The Sandbox* w/ Dress Code, Blindside USA, Beta Boys
6/06 Denver, CO* @ Mutiny w/ Dress Code
6/07 Salt Lake City, UT* @ Music Garage w/ Dress Code
6/08 Boise, ID @ Feral House* w/ Dress Code, Lumpy and the Dumpers, Mongoloid
6/09 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge* w/ Dress Code
6/10 Portland, OR @ Blackwater* w/ Dress Code
6/12 Oakland, CA @ World Rage Center* w/ Dress Code
6/13 Santa Cruz, CA @ 418 Project
6/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Space 42* w/ Dress Code, Hell in the Cell, Haarm, Lost Cause

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