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VICTIMS: Sign To Relapse & Announce New Full-Length Album The Horse and Sparrow Theory

“For nearly twenty years, Stockholm’s Victims have dished out an onslaught of crusty d-beat, hardcore punk, and Motörhead-quality rock ‘n’ roll” – Noisey

Photo Credit: Mia Möllberg

Stockholm’s hardcore crust-punk veterans VICTIMS make their Relapse Records debut with their highly anticipated new album, The Horse and Sparrow Theory, coming June 28. Watch the official video for opening track “The Horse and Sparrow Theory” on YouTube HERE and listen on all streaming services HERE.

VICTIMS comments:

“We’re really happy to release our new record through Relapse, a label we have great respect for. It feels like the perfect partnership for us, especially with this new record, which we feel is our most expansive yet in terms of sound and concept. We’re very much looking forward to releasing this latest chapter in the band’s history”.

Additionally, VICTIMS have announced Fall European headlining tour dates beginning October 25 and ending on November 2. The band will also celebrate the release of The Horse and Sparrow Theory with a record release weekend June 28-30 in Poland and Germany. All confirmed tour dates are available below.

The Horse and Sparrow Theory is due out June 28 on CD/LP/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE.

The Horse and Sparrow Theory Tracklist:

  1. The Horse and Sparrow Theory
  2. The Birth of Tragedy
  3. There’s Blood on the Streets
  4. We Fail
  5. Fire Below
  6. The Sea and Poison
  7. Hell is Full of Good Intentions
  8. Revenge of Our Fathers

VICTIMS Tour Dates:

Jun 28 Zelebsko, PL @ Ultrachaos Picnic
Jun 29 Wroclaw, PL @ CRK
Jun 30 TBA, DE @ TBA

Oct 25 Hamburg, DE @ Die Yoko
Oct 26 Berlin, DE @ Zukunft Am Ostkreuz
Oct 27 Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
Oct 28 Prague, CZ @ 007 Strahov
Oct 29 Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
Oct 30 Vienna, AT @ Arena
Oct 31 Munich, DE @ Feierwerk – Sunny Red
Nov 01 Wermelskirchen, DE @ AJZ Bahndamm
Nov 02 Eindhoven, NL @ Klokgebouw – Sound of Revolution Festival

Recorded by producer Karl Daniel Lidén (Bloodbath, Katatonia, Craft and more), The Horse and Sparrow Theory clocks in at 28 minutes of relentless insurrection. VICTIMS‘ uncompromising take on d-beat and hardcore is a definitive statement of intent, as the band is set to deconstruct the current socio-political climate, bleak outlook of mass class division, industrialization, and the self-absorbed pursuit of greed and corruption.

The track “We Fail” features a sample from speaker Brigadier General Stephen Cheney from the Swedish Institute of Internal Affairs, UI Podcast, episode “The Climate Change and Security – Nexus”.

VICTIMS Is:

Johan Eriksson – Vocals/Bass
Andy Henriksson – Drums
Jon Lindqvist – Guitar/Vocals
Gareth Smith – Guitar

Official Links:

VICTIMS Official Site
VICTIMS on Facebook
VICTIMS on Instagram
VICTIMS on Twitter
VICTIMS on Bandcamp

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