As WAR Records prepares to release the new Limitless EP by Portuguese hardcore outfit REALITY SLAP in January, a new track has been issued through an exclusive stream of “Lone Wolf,” through Idioteq webzine. The band has also booked new tour dates, including a trio of Limitless release shows at the end of January.
Combining the best of old-school aggression with a modern hardcore vibe, REALITY SLAP‘s songs are full of tight riffs, heavy grooves, and they always pack a massive punch. In 2016, the band signed to WAR Records, owned by Andrew Kline of Los Angeles hardcore band, Strife. Refining their sound, they recorded their strongest material to date, Limitless, at Eyeball Studios in Portugal. Limitless bridges the gap between the old and the new, merging the enduring influence of DMIZE, Outburst, Breakdown, Cro-Mags, and Bad Brains mixed with modern bands like Turnstile, Backtrack, Down To Nothing, and Terror.
Issues REALITY SLAP on the new single, “‘Lone Wolf’ is about soul search. It’s about trying to figure out what you are, and understanding what’s important personally. It’s about being okay with being yourself. Not following what’s expected, not feeling ashamed. It’s okay to be different and it’s something to be proud of. We see it too many times happening in hardcore where you’re expected to act in a certain way and say the same old thing, but that’s not what this scene is all about. Rather than looking outside, I feel it’s time people start looking and focusing on their own being in this sense and embracing how they feel and how they are. Be angry, make yourself be heard, this scene needs that.”
Hear REALITY SLAP’s raging “Lone Wolf” through Idioteq at THIS LOCATION.
Also see the previously-released video for the title track “Limitless” RIGHT HERE.
WAR Records will issue Limitless on vinyl, CD, and digital on January 13th, 2017. iTunes preorders include an immediate download of the song “Limitless.” Find iTunes preorders HERE and see colored vinyl and bundles at WAR Records HERE.
REALITY SLAP continues to book new tour dates in support of Limitless, including a newly-confirmed trio of release shows for the EP. The band will play across Portugal January 26th through 28th, with shows in Lisbon, Faro, and Porto, sharing the stage with For The Glory on all shows. REALITY SLAP will also join You Are Part Of This Tour 2017 across Europe in February with Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Hellions, Risk It, and Get The Shot. The band will support Parkway Drive in late April, and is confirmed for Resurrection Fest in Spain with the likes of Rammstein, Rancid, Agnostic Front, Snapcase, Terror, and many more.
REALITY SLAP Tour Dates:
1/26/2017 Poular Alvalade – Lisbon, PT +
1/27/2017 Arc Musicos – Faro, PT +
1/28/2017 Cave 45 – Porto, PT +
2/03/2017 Posthalle – Würzburg, DE * [tickets]
2/04/2017 Felsenkeller – Leipzig, DE * [tickets]
2/05/2017 Arena – Wien, AT * [tickets]
2/06/2017 Dürer Kert – Budapest, HU # [tickets]
2/07/2017 Backstage Werk – München, DE # [tickets]
2/08/2017 SO 36 – Berlin, DE # [tickets]
2/09/2017 Dynamo – Zürich, CH # [tickets]
2/10/2017 NCO Club – Karlsruhe, DE # [tickets]
2/11/2017 Day Of Hardcore Festival – Angouleme, FR # [tickets]
2/12/2017 Muziekodroom – Hasselt, DE # [tickets]
2/13/2017 Mama Roux’s – Birmingham, UK # [tickets]
2/14/2017 Sound Control – Manchester, UK # [tickets]
2/15/2017 Islington Academy – London, UK # [tickets]
2/16/2017 Dyanmo – Eindhoven, NL # [tickets]
2/17/2017 Grünspann – Hamburg, DE # [tickets]
2/18/2017 Essigfabrik – Köln, DE # [tickets]
4/28/2017 Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT !
7/05-08/2017 Resurrection Fest – Viviero, ES ^
+ Limitless record release shows w/ For The Glory
* w/ Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Get The Shot
# w/ Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Hellions, Risk It, Get The Shot
! w/ Parkway Drive, Hills Have Eyes
^ w/ Rammstein, Rancid, Agnostic Front, Snapcase, Terror