As Twin Cities mosh pit enforcers, IN DEFENCE, are readying to hit the streets, kicking off their Winter Tour of the Southern half of the US this Sunday, the instigators have deployed a brand new track from recent recording sessions via Vice Magazine’s Noisey music channel. Having recently recorded with Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust at Signaturetone Studios in Minneapolis, the face-displacing whiplash of “Unholy Water” gives the public a taste of what these “pizza no, tacos yes” crossover maestros have in the works for 2015.
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In addition to their Southern US Winter Tour, running from this Sunday, February 1st through the 24th, IN DEFENCE has also been confirmed to take part in Berserker Fest II in Detroit. Running from March 12th through 14th, the three-day melee will see the band joining the likes of Incantation, Poison Idea, Iron Reagan, Coliseum, Full Of Hell and countless more.
IN DEFENCE Tour Dates:
2/01/2015 Minnehaha Free Space – Minneapolis, MN
2/02/2015 Memory Lanes – Minneapolis, MN
2/03/2015 Underground Rock Shop – Des Moines, IA
2/04/2014 Vandals – Kansas City, MO
2/05/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
2/06/2015 Three Links – Dallas, TX
2/07/2015 house show TBA – Austin, TX
2/08/2015 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
2/09/2015 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
2/10/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
2/11/2015 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
2/12/2015 Churchills – Miami, FL
2/13/2015 Fubar Downtown – Tampa, FL
2/14/2015 Shantytown – Jacksonville, FL
2/15/2015 TV Land – Tallahassee, FL
2/16/2015 Nobby’s – St. Augustine, FL
2/17/2015 Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall – Orlando, FL
2/18/2015 (A) Space – Gainesville, FL
2/19/2015 The Guild Hall – Savannah, GA
2/20/2015 Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN
2/21/2015 Café Coco – Nashville, TN
2/22/2015 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
2/23/2015 Peste De Merde – Columbia, MO
2/24/2015 The Health Club – Omaha, NE
3/12-14/2015 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI @ Berserker Fest II [info]
IN DEFENCE has proven themselves as a diehard annihilation squad in just over eight years as a band, the name backed by an imposing recording resume and untamable fascination with on-stage mayhem. Having formed as a more straightforward hardcore act in Minnesota’s Minneapolis-St. Paul sector in 2006, the quartet’s volatile brew quickly decayed into more of a thrash-inspired crossover attack, the sound they’ve dominated in the studio and live ever since. While steadily pushing for positive societal change and unity, their methodology is heavily party and satire-infiltrated versus taking a preacher’s stance with their views. Bringing together headbangers and punks to circle pit in unity, IN DEFENCE has crossed the US multiple times a year, having toured and/or shared the stage with The Casualties, Toxic Holocaust, MDC, DRI, Cro-Mags, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Danzig, Municipal Waste among countless others, in addition to having toured in Puerto Rico and fourteen countries in Europe. With a pile of independent splits, EPs and singles, compilation appearances, and three previous LPs already on the slab, the fourth IN DEFENCE LP was recorded in recent weeks at Signaturetone Studios in Minneapolis, with Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust handling mixing and producing duties.
Additional details on their upcoming album and further IN DEFENCE tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.