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John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

TWITCHING TONGUES Announces Tour Dates with Hatebreed, Crowbar, And Acacia Strain

On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, via Metal Blade Records. In support of this release, the band will hit the road the following week with Hatebreed, Crowbar, and Acacia Strain, before heading out on a headlining tour in the USA. See below for all dates!

Twitching Tongues tour dates
w/ Hatebreed, Crowbar, Acacia Strain

Mar. 16 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
Mar. 17 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Mar. 18 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Mar. 19 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
Mar. 20 – The Forge – Joliet, IL
Mar. 21 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Mar. 22 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
Mar. 23 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
Mar. 24 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 25 – Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 26 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Mar. 27 – Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
Mar. 28 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Mar. 29 – Reverb – Reading, PA

Twitching Tongues tour dates
w/ True Love, Vamachara

Mar. 30 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Mar. 31 – Chrome – Waterford, NY
Apr. 1 – Town Ballroom – Leopard Lounge – Buffalo, NY
Apr. 3 – Middle East Club – Cambridge, MA
Apr. 4 – Ballroom at the Outer Space – Hamden, CT
Apr. 5 – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 6 – The Canal Club – Richmond, VA (United Blood Festival 2018)
Apr. 8 – The Masquerade – Purgatory – Atlanta, GA

For a first preview of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, the video for the new single “Harakiri” (directed by David Brodsky / davidsbrodsky.com) can be viewed now at Metal Blade Records – where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:
–Ultra clear vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallic gold/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallica gold w/ black smoke vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Ultra clear w/ black smoke and metallic gold splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies via Closed Casket)
–Black w/ bronze splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–Beer inside grey split vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The title for Twitching Tongues‘ fourth full-length, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, was drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life” – and it reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors. With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young‘s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate to speak his mind. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. With interconnected parts, musical references and callbacks in each song, everything is tied together in a manner unlike any of their previous releases. At the same time, while maintaining the same levels of hardness and aggression that has characterized their later work, it features much more immediate and memorable melodies, which evoke the sound of In Love There Is No Law yet at the same time feel fresh and new.

Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred track-listing:
1. AWOL (State of the Union)
2. Harakiri
3. Kill for You
4. T.F.R.
5. Forgive & Remember
6. Gaining Purpose
7. Long Gone
8. The Sound of Pain
9. Defection (Union of the State)

Justen Bieber