Baton Rouge/New Orleans, Louisiana sludge/noise rock crew WOORMS has announced a run of tour dates through the Eastern half of the US this June, supporting their SuperNova Records-released Fatalismo LP.
Released in May of 2022, WOORMS’ Fatalismo was produced, engineered, and mastered by Today Is The Day/SuperNova Records’ Steve Austin – who also provides additional vocals on “This Is Nothing Short Of Character Assassination” – at Austin Enterprise, with additional recording by the band’s Joey Carbo at The Hospital in Baton Rouge. The album was completed with surrealistic artwork by Januz Miralles and design/layout by Joshua Wilkinson.
Guitarist/vocalist Joey Carbo and drummer Aaron M. Polk also welcome new bassist Miguel Rincon, who joined the band in recent months. From Chicago, Rincon cut his teeth in the hardcore/metal scene of New Orleans. As a hired gun in various touring bands Rincon found a home in WOORMS in 2022. Known for his dynamic attack to the bass and high energy stage presence it’s safe to say he fits right in.
Having supported Fatalismo with regional live performances over the past year, WOORMS will now take the album out across the Eastern US in June. With sixteen shows confirmed, the band will play cities in Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, and Alabama between June 8th and 24th.
WOORMS is also working on new material, some of which will be played on the new tour. The band is currently completing a new single which will be released in conjunction with the launch of the tour. See all confirmed dates below and stand by for the new single and other news to post shortly.
WOORMS’ Fatalismo is streaming everywhere including Bandcamp HERE and the limited Bone Swirl vinyl available at SuperNova Records HERE. Also watch the psychedelic “Seizure Salad” video HERE.
WOORMS June 2023 Tour Dates:
6/08/2023 Marsh Room – Metairie, LA
6/09/2023 The Mix – San Antonio, TX
6/10/2023 The 13th Floor – Austin, TX
6/11/2023 3 Links – Dallas, TX
6/12/2023 Growlers – Memphis, TN
6/13/2023 Kiss Bar – Springfield, MO
6/14/2023 Minibar – Kansas City, MO
6/15/2023 Buzzbomb – Springfield, IL
6/16/2023 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/17/2023 The Lager House – Detroit, MI
6/18/2023 Buzzbin – Akron, OH
6/20/2023 Southgate House – Newport, KY
6/21/2023 Cherry St Tavern – Chattanooga, TN
6/22/2023 Starbar – Atlanta, GA
6/23/2023 Alabama Music Box – Mobile, AL
6/24/2023 Fractal Brewing – Huntsville, AL
WOORMS’ anthems thunder with elements of dirge, grit, groove, and bellowing amplification foundationally attributed to masters of the realms of noise rock, sludge, and psychedelic metal scenes. Since their 2017 formation, the band has developed a diehard fanbase through performing live and their records, released through Sludgelord Records, Forbidden Place Records, and their own Hospital Records, including two LPs, an array of singles, demos, and EPs, and split releases with A Hanging, Radiant Knife, and The Grasshopper Lies Heavy.
In March of 2020, WOORMS drove 1500 miles to open for Today is The Day in Ohio where frontman Steve Austin joined them on stage for a song. This connection led WOORMS to Austin’s compound in remote northern Maine in the Fall of 2020 to record what would be their third LP, Fatalismo.
“This is a heavy drudge through music, heavy, plodding, upbeat, you know, a bit of everything. A bit of everything that has a Melvins-like vibe.” – Decibel Magazine
“…riffs on riffs with a healthy dose of weirdness thrown in.” – Metal Injection
“…you can hear Today Is The Day’s influence on WOORMS‘ raw, sludgy sound, as well as that of bands like the Melvins, Unsane, Kyuss, and others of that ilk.” – BrooklynVegan
“…[Fatalismo] sees the trio reaching new plateaus with their sound as well as their songwriting.” – Echoes And Dust
“It has all the hallmarks of a divisive record, but those who take the time to grow accustomed to WOORMS‘ modus operandi will find it hard to resist the earworm bass-led grooves, the oddball lyrical content and the most characterful vocal performance of the year so far.” – Distorted Sound Magazine
“Grimace-inducing riffs again pepper this album accompanied with strange sample sounds and effects… All of this make this band shine with a fresh murky light in this genre.” – The Razor’s Edge