TRANSIENT: Portland Grindcore Squad Begins Massive North American Tour This Weekend

With the release of their self-titled debut LP still fresh, having infiltrated store and distro shelves for public disbursement on September 10th, via Six Weeks Records, Portland punks TRANSIENT will embark on their massive American tour in support of the platter this weekend.

“We’re all really excited to tour on the new LP and make it to all of the places we couldn’t last time after the wreck,” states vocalist Krysta Martinez of the voyage.” I know it’s not much of a quote but that’s simply how we all feel.” The “wreck” referred to took place amidst TRANSIENT‘s 2011 tour when another car slammed into their van, seriously injuring several members. It was shortly after their recovery that the quartet took to writing and recording their debut album, Transient, which the band is now venomously ready to take to the masses on this new, extensive trek of the country.

The skirmish begins this Sunday, October 6th in Seattle and includes thirty-four shows across the USofA, including a set at the second annual three-day Southwest Terror Fest with Kylesa, Godhunter, Sacred Reich, Landmine Marathon and more on October 10th, 11th and 12th in Tucson, and by the two-day celebration of Six Weeks Records’ twentieth anniversary alongside Magrudergrind, Coke Bust, P.L.F., Slight Slappers, Capitali$t Casualties and a ton more closing down the tour on November 8th and 9th in Oakland.

TRANSIENT‘s current tour itinerary is now mostly complete, but several shows are still being locked down. Anybody living near one of the TBA dates below who has access to a venue or simply feels like having these fine grinders infiltrate their living room or garage is encouraged to do so! Please send any show possibilities to or

TRANSIENT‘s self-titled debut LP was recorded at Soundhouse Studio with Brandon Fitzsimons (Wormwood), and unleashes a jagged, caustic, punk-fueled grind attack, carrying out sixteen acts of abrasive and enraged socio-political angst in just over twenty minutes, which has been championed by journalists around the world over recent weeks.

Stream the entire collection of damaging anthems with an exclusive stream of Transient at Blow The Scene RIGHT HERE.

TRANSIENT Fall Tour 2013:
10/06/2013 The Narwhal – Seattle, WA
10/07/2013 The Alleyway – Portland, OR
10/08/2013 The Ink Annex – Eureka, CA
10/09/2013 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
10/10/2013 The Void – San Diego, CA
10/11/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest [info]
10/12/2013 Café Calavera – El Paso, TX
10/13/2013 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
10/14/2013 Lost Well – Austin, TX
10/15/2013 The Taqueria – Dallas, TX w/ Mindless
10/16/2013 TBA – Memphis, TN
10/17/2013 TBA – Nashville, TN
10/18/2013 529 – Atlanta, GA
10/19/2013 Static Age Records – Asheville, NC
10/20/2013 Barclay House – Baltimore, MD
10/21/2013 Terri’s – South Philadelphia, PA
10/22/2013 TBA – Delaware
10/23/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
10/24/2013 Cooler Ranch – New Brunswick, NJ
10/25/2013 Rock Room – Pittsburgh, PA
10/26/2013 TBA – Columbus, OH
10/27/2013 Full House – Indianapolis, IN
10/28/2013 Rancho – Chicago, IL
10/29/2013 TBA – Appleton, WI
10/30/2013 Pisshaus – Milwaukee, WI
10/31/2013 Shegypt – Minneapolis, MN w/ Agitate, Custodian
11/01/2013 West Wing – Omaha, NE
11/02/2013 TBA – St. Louis, MO
11/03/2013 Zodiac – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Blight
11/04/2013 Rhinoceropolis – Denver, CO
11/05/2013 T-Annex – Albuquerque, NM
11/06/2013 Mia’s – Flagstaff, AZ
11/07/2013 1725 E 7th – Los Angeles, CA
11/08-09/2013 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA @ Six Weeks Records 20th Anniversary [info]

“… Transient make their mark as a force to be reckoned with amongst grindcore’s elite… an unrelenting concoction of poignant grindcore combined with crusty metallic leanings…” – Blow The Scene

“…no frills, there’s buried bursts of the Gothenberg death metal sound buried towards the end. Also given their home base, there’s a hint of crustiness…” – Pitchfork

“Although this band has members well-traveled with other acts… it’s still a pretty impressive feat to pull off a debut recording with this much maturity behind it. This isn’t a band feeling out their sound. They know their sound and it’s the sound of riots breaking out on city streets while governments topple and anarchy becomes the rule of the day.” – Metal Insider

“…their self-titled debut full-length is the aural equivalent of getting beaten by six guys with aluminum baseball bats. Basically, they kick ass… Transient are masters of the grind genre. 4.5/5” –

“…that’s not to say that the act is just resting on their speed and intensity. There’s breakdowns which put together elements of hardcore with some tinges of metal. This fusion of these working parts together is what makes Transient’s attack sound alive…” – Cvlt Nation