Stockholm’s hardcore crust-punk veterans VICTIMS make their Relapse Records debut with their highly anticipated new album, The Horse and Sparrow Theory, coming June 28. Watch the official video for opening track “The Horse and Sparrow Theory” on YouTube HERE and listen on all streaming services HERE.
VICTIMS comments: “We’re really happy to release our new record through Relapse, a label we have great respect for. It feels like the perfect partnership for us, especially with this new record, which we feel is our most expansive yet in terms of sound and concept. We’re very much looking forward to releasing this latest chapter in the band’s history”.
Additionally, VICTIMS have announced Fall European headlining tour dates beginning October 25 and ending on November 2. The band will also celebrate the release of The Horse and Sparrow Theory with a record release weekend June 28-30 in Poland and Germany. All confirmed tour dates are available below.
The Horse and Sparrow Theory Tracklist:
1. The Horse and Sparrow Theory
2. The Birth of Tragedy
3. There’s Blood on the Streets
4. We Fail
5. Fire Below
6. The Sea and Poison
7. Hell is Full of Good Intentions
8. Revenge of Our Fathers
Recorded by producer Karl Daniel Lidén (Bloodbath, Katatonia, Craft and more), The Horse and Sparrow Theory clocks in at 28 minutes of relentless insurrection. VICTIMS’ uncompromising take on d-beat and hardcore is a definitive statement of intent, as the band is set to deconstruct the current socio-political climate, bleak outlook of mass class division, industrialization, and the self-absorbed pursuit of greed and corruption.
The track “We Fail” features a sample from speaker Brigadier General Stephen Cheney from the Swedish Institute of Internal Affairs, UI Podcast, episode “The Climate Change and Security – Nexus”.
|VICTIMS Tour Dates:Jun 28 – Zelebsko, PL – Ultrachaos Picnic|
Jun 29 – Wroclaw, PL – CRK
Jun 30 – TBA, DE – TBA
Oct 25 – Hamburg, DE – Die Yoko
Oct 26 – Berlin, DE – Zukunft Am Ostkreuz
Oct 27 – Dresden, DE – Chemiefabrik
Oct 28 – Prague, CZ – 007 Strahov
Oct 29 – Budapest, HU – Durer Kert
Oct 30 – Vienna, AT – Arena
Oct 31 – Munich, DE – Feierwerk – Sunny Red
Nov 01 – Wermelskirchen, DE – AJZ Bahndamm
Nov 02 – Eindhoven, NL – Klokgebouw – Sound of Revolution Festival
Johan Eriksson – Vocals/Bass
Andy Henriksson – Drums
Jon Lindqvist – Guitar/Vocals
Gareth Smith – Guitar