June 27th, 2018
Long-running Creepsylvanian splatterthrashers, GHOUL, will make their way to the West Coast to feed, this time as headliners on the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 4 tour later this summer. The annual caravan of chaos will commence on August 8th and pillage its way through nine venues upon its conclusion on August 16th. Support will be provided by Fireburn and War Bison. See confirmed dates below.
Comments GHOUL's Digestor, "Once again, GHOUL travels to your wretched backwater of a country to maim, kill, and otherwise inconvenience your most pathetic citizens! We're happy to announce that we'll be joined by hardcore super group Fireburn and Bay Area up-and-comers War Bison, who promise to help us carry out the fourth installment of the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction™ tour franchise; a business enterprise designed to impoverish entire towns and leave no trust fund standing! Wear a helmet!"
GHOUL - Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 4 Tour w/ Fireburn, War Bison:
8/08/2018 Strummers - Fresno, CA
8/09/2018 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
8/10/2018 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
8/11/2018 1720 - Los Angeles, CA
8/12/2018 Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA
8/13/2018 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
8/14/2018 Ramparts Skate Park - Arcata, CA
8/15/2018 Holy Diver - Sacramento, CA
8/16/2018 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
GHOUL released their delightfully deviant Dungeon Bastards studio offering in 2016 via Tankcrimes. The record consumed Billboard Charts upon its first week of release debuting at #11 on the Heatseekers Chart, #13 on the Top Vinyl Albums Chart, #13 on the Hard Rock Chart, and #27 on the Independent Albums Chart. The band also earned prime spots on year end lists globally including the #19 position of Decibel's Top 40 Albums Of 2016, the revered rag issuing of the album, "For those who lived through Nancy and Ronald, S.O.D., and D.R.I. GHOUL's sound is like finding a shoebox of discontinued candy, all of it fresh to eat. That said, the gonzo midnight movie vibe and cartoonish energy on Dungeon Bastards perfectly articulates the apocalyptic anxiety that we're all sharing in 2016."
Dungeon Bastards was captured and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, and wields eleven hemorrhage-inducing tracks of the band's now-patented Creepsylvanian splatterthrash.
Dungeon Bastards is out now on CD and digital formats. Tankcrimes recently repressed the LP edition (now available in limited-edition splatter or blue vinyl) which includes a gatefold jacket that opens into the Dungeon Bastards board game. Players take turns advancing through a Creepsylvanian map; the first one to get to end of the map and jump the Wall Of Death wins.
Additionally, GHOUL recently united with Brooklyn-based MC/Uncle Howie Records owner, Ill Bill(Non Phixion, Heavy Metal Kings) with Goretex (Non Phixion), for a two-song split 7", out now via Tankcrimes. Said Riot Nerd of GHOUL's portion, "With new releases on the way from seminal thrashers At The Gates, The Crown, and The Haunted this year, GHOUL proves with one track that they still wear the gore rotted championship belt in the land of speed and chug, and the eerie and verbose cinematic stalking of the Ill Bill contribution is just icing on the Creepsylvanian cake."
For physical orders, visit the Tankcrimes merch table HERE.