CLITERATI & VIOLATION WOUND: Split LP Out NOW And Streaming Via Tankcrimes; CLITERATI’s Nuked At Birth Tour Underway

Ami Lawless and Chris Reifert. Photo by Dennis Dread

The mutinous split 12″ featuring Portland’s CLITERATI and Oakland’s VIOLATION WOUND is out NOW via Tankcrimes.

Captured at Earhammer Studios by Greg Wilkinson (Autopsy, Necrot, Deathgrave), and mastered at Mammoth Sound by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Fucked Up), the ten-track bruiser features cover art by VIOLATION WOUND vocalist/guitarist Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Abscess) and is available on vinyl and digital formats.

Stream it and buy it via Tankcrimes at THIS LOCATION.

Issues CLITERATI‘s Ami Lawless of the union, “If you walk away with just one message from this split, hopefully it’s that we are all in this together: queer, straight, POC, or white, things can and will change when we join forces and tear down the system of hate and oppression.”

In related news, CLITERATI‘s previously announced Nuked At Birth West Coast tour is currently underway. See all confirmed dates below.

CLITERATI – Nuked At Birth Tour:
7/30/2018 The Beehive – Salt Lake City, UT
7/31/2018 BarBar – Denver, CO
8/01/2018 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2018 239 House – Las Vegas, NV
8/03/2018 CYC – Fresno, CA
8/04/2018 Pyrate Punx House – Medford, OR
8/05/2018 Cobra Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Omega Tribe
9/01/2018 Old Nicks – Eugene OR
9/02/2018 Bottom Of the Hill – San Francisco, CA (matinee show)
9/02/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Deathgrave, Violation Wound

CLITERATI – featuring former members of Poison Idea and Voetsek – plays Discharge/Doom-influenced queercore/d-beat/thrash crust. CLITERATI believes in equality through inclusion. The band’s current split with VIOLATION WOUND follows the recently issued three-track Nuked At Birth EP, available for free download at THIS LOCATION.

Featuring Autopsy and former Abscess mastermind Chris Reifert on guitars and vocals, alongside bassist Joe Orterry, and drummer Matt O’Connell, Oakland, California-based VIOLATION WOUND was forged in a beer and whiskey-soaked basement in June of 2013. Driven to manufacture 100% real punk rock, fueled only by aggression and punishing riffs, VIOLATION WOUND honors the raw, dirty and pissed off ways of the genre’s original innovators, while carving out a path to call their own. Fans of Toxic Narcotic, Zeke, and Fear pay heed.

“You can see the mosh pits opening up for both sides of this split. This is the kind of punk split I enjoy, in large part because the sides don’t mimic each other as much as they complement each other. There is a chaotic and maddening power here…” — Two Guys Metal Reviews