POISON IDEA Debuts Opening Track From Confuse & Conquer LP Via New Noise Magazine; Preorders + New Tour Dates Announced

[photo by Jason Charlies]

The first single to be released from the anxiously awaited Confuse & Conquer LP by Portland, Oregon’s hardcore punk heroes, POISON IDEA, has been debuted today through New Noise Magazine, as Southern Lord prepares to release the album in one month.

POISON IDEA‘s first new album since 2006’s Latest Will and Testament, and first since the passing of their great friend and guitarist, the iconic Tom “Pig Champion” Roberts, the loved, infectious sound delivered on the band’s seminal albums including 1990’s Feel The Darkness and 1992’s Blank Blackout Vacant is as raging as ever on Confuse & Conquer. Eleven brand new anthems for the degenerate masses surge with thirty-five minutes of nonstop action on the new LP, its recording handled in their hometown by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege in late 2014. Confuse & Conquer‘s opening shredder, “Bog,” sets everything in its path ablaze with the nonstop energetic pummeling punk assault the band has infamously assaulted the planet with for three-and-a-half decades, proving that absolutely nothing can stop this legendary act and all attempts are a futile waste of time.

Unload POISON IDEA’s album-opening “Bog” through New Noise Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.

Confuse & Conquer will see North American release via Southern Lord on April 7th on CD, LP and digital formats. US preorders for the album have now been activated, via Bandcamp HERE and via the Southern Lord store including shirt and vinyl bundles HERE.

With a massive European tour kicking off just days following the release of Confuse & Conquer, POISON IDEA will take their infamous live attack to the stage stateside this week, as one of the prime headliners of Detroit’s wicked Berserker II Festival taking place this week, running from March 11th through 14th joining Incantation, Iron Reagan, Coliseum, Full Of Hell, In Defence and countless more, with POISON IDEA closing out Saturday’s set. They’ll trample Chicago and Cleveland on the way to Berserker Fest as well. A hometown record release show is now scheduled for May 23rd, as well as a two-week June run through the West Coast US, Mexico and Texas, with a second European tour for the Summer being booked as well as an East Coast tour in September. View the full current live itinerary below and be prepared for more tour dates to be announced in the coming days.

Confuse & Conquer Track Listing:
1. Bog
2. Me & JD
3. Psychic Wedlock
4. Hypnoptic (alternate version)
5. Trip Wire
6. I Never Heard Of You
7. Cold Black Afternoon
8. Rhythms Of Insanity
9. Dead Cowboy
10. Beautiful Disaster
11. Reprise

Formed in 1980, POISON IDEA became a household name in the hardcore/punk scenes early in their career, and are known as one of the most notoriously in-your-face acts in the American musical underworld, with an enraged, high-energy live set even more rambunctious than the massive roster of singles, EPs, full-length studio and live releases and more, across a realm of labels including Pusmort, Alchemy, American Leather, Bitzcore, Tim/Kerr, Taang!, Farewell, TKO, Southern Lord, Candlelight, and their own Fatal Erection. They’ve been an incredibly influential act to major performers including Nirvana, Pantera, Napalm Death, Machine Head, Eyehategod, Emperor, Turbonegro and an endless list of others. Soaking up respect from generations of hardcore punks and dishing none out, the dastardly denizens of mid-paced punk shred are in trademark form on Confuse & Conquer. With longstanding members Jerry A (vocals), Eric “The Vegetable” Olsen (guitar) and Chris “Spider” Carey (bass) alloyed by the fresh faces of Nathan “Skinny” Richardson (drums) and Brandon Bentley (guitar), POISON IDEA‘s Confuse & Conquer proves itself both identifiable and rewarding to listeners who have encountered them at any point from their 1980 birth onwards. Their forceful hardcore pummel is underwritten with dark humor, rage, disdain, and moments of real melancholy well beyond the usual remit of the genre, but it’s to be expected of Portland’s nihilistic champions, proudly unaligned with any other sound out there.

3/12/2015 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
3/13/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
3/14/2015 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI @ Berserker Fest II
4/17/2015 Schaubude – Kiel DE
4/18/2015 1000Fyrd – Aalborg DE
4/19/2015 Hafenklang – Hamburg DE
4/20/2015 Little Devil – Tilburg NL
4/21/2015 Willemeen – Arnhem NL
4/22/2015 AU – Frankfurt DE
4/23/2015 Chez Heinz – Hannover DE
4/24/2015 Wild At Heart – Berlin DE
4/25/2015 Luka – Lodz PL
4/27/2015 Alte Malzerei – Regensburg DE
4/28/2015 Exit Us – Prague CZ
4/29/2015 Explosiv – Graz AU
4/30/2015 Arena – Vienna AU
5/01/2015 Unterhund – Ormoz SL
5/02/2015 Kaleidos – Poviglio IT
5/03/2015 Traffic Club – Rome IT
5/04/2015 Border – Torino IT
5/05/2015 Between – Bregenz AT
5/06/2015 Mecanique Ondulatoire – Paris FR
5/07/2015 Borderline – London UK
5/08/2015 The Doghouse – Nottingham UK
5/09/2015 The Black Bull – Gateshead UK
5/10/2015 Audio – Glasgow UK
5/11/2015 Star & Garter – Manchester UK
5/12/2015 Adam And Eve Pub – Birmingham UK
5/13/2015 The Exchange – Bristol UK
5/14/2015 The Owl Sanctuary – Norwich UK
5/15/2015 Het Bos – Antwerp BE
5/16/2015 MTC – Cologne DE
5/23/2015 Dante’s – Portland, OR *Record Release Show w/ The Derelicts, Exacerbators
6/12/2015 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA
6/13/2015 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
6/14/2015 You Revolution – Tijuana, MX
6/16/2015 TBA – Long Beach, CA
6/17/2015 Jerrys Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
6/18/2015 TBA – Fresno, CA
6/19/2015 The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
6/20/2015 755 After Dark – Petaluma, CA
6/25/2015 Dadas – Dallas, TX
6/26/2015 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
6/27/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX