Finnish grindcore stalwarts ROTTEN SOUND have announced the Grind Over Europe Tour 2012. Set to kick off on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain, the band will mercilessly tear through 16 cities over a three week period with label-mates Exhumed and powerviolence wrecking crew Magrudergrind. A full list of tour dates is available below.
ROTTEN SOUND will be touring in support of their latest album Cursed, issued in early 2011 via Relapse Records. The album can currently be streamed in its entirety at this location. Bassist Kristian Toivainen commented on the upcoming dates:
"It has been almost a year since we last toured properly in Europe so we are really excited to get back on the road especially as we have such a great bands as Exhumed and Magrudergrind as our companions. This is the "true Grindcore" tour we have been hoping to take part in and we are also hitting some new places we haven't played before. So we are expecting fast music, great shows, long drives and crazy parties with old and new friends!"
ROTTEN SOUND TOUR DATES:
Grind Over Europe Tour 2012
w/ Exhumed, Magrudergrind (2/24 – 3/10)
02/24/2012 Estraperlo Club - Barcelona, Spain
02/26/2012 Sala Jala Jala - Almería, Spain
02/27/2012 Revolver Bar - Lisbon, Portugal
02/28/2012 Hard Club - Porto, Portugal
02/29/2012 Sala Heaven - Santander, Spain
03/01/2012 Salle Des Fêtes De Labège - Toulouse, France
03/02/2012 Kulturwerk 118 - Sursee, Switzerland
03/03/2012 Les Caves Du Manoir - Martigny, Switzerland
03/04/2012 Lo Fi Club - Milano, Italy
03/05/2012 Mochvara - Zagreb, Croatia
03/06/2012 Dürer Kert - Budapest, Hungary
03/07/2012 Euphoria Music Hall - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
03/08/2012 Nova Pekaren - Nitra, Slovakia
03/09/2012 Black Pes - Prague, Czech Rep
03/10/2012 Barrak Music Club - Ostrava, Czech Rep
3/16/2012 Seven Sins Club – Athens, Greece
3/18/2012 Dorock Concert Hall - Istanbul, Turkey
ROTTEN SOUND performed at Tuska Open Air Festival this past weekend in front of nearly 28,000 metal fans in Helsinki, Finland. The band is also confirmed as among the headliners at the Dark River Festival set to take place the weekend of August 12th in Kotka, Finland. Learn More
ROTTEN SOUND, who will kick-off a North American tour later this month, has also announced a headlining European tour in support of Cursed. This four week tour will kick-off in early April and also include TRAP THEM, GAZA, THE KANDIDATE and HAUST. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.
ROTTEN SOUND will be touring North America as part of “The Finnish Metal Tour 2” featuring FINNTROLL, ENSIFERUM, and BARREN EARTH. This five-week tour will kick-off on January 31st in Orlando, FL and conclude in early March in Raleigh, NC. A complete listing of confirmed ROTTEN SOUND tour dates can be found in the tour section. Learn More
ROTTEN SOUND has begun work on the follow-up album to 2008’s Cycles tentatively titled Cursed. The brand new full-length will be mixed by Nico Elgstrand (ENTOMBED) and is expected to see an early 2011 release date. Additional album details will be announced shortly.
ROTTEN SOUND has most recently seen the release of their Napalm EP. The six-song EP features three brand new ROTTEN SOUND tracks and three NAPALM DEATH covers as well as a DVD featuring a live set from the Obscene Extreme Festival. Napalm is currently streaming in its entirety at RottenSoundNapalm.info. Learn More
ROTTEN SOUND are on tour now with ABORTED as part of the 'Machines Of Grind' European tour. This three-week, co-headlining tour will also include stops at the Neurotic Death Fest and Revolution Fest Open Air. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section. Learn More
ROTTEN SOUND (Keijo Niinimaa ?vocals, Mika Aalto ?guitars, Sami Latva ?drums, Toni Pihlaga - bass) formed in 1993 and have released a series of full-lengths and EP's since their formation. ROTTEN SOUND's latest album, Cycles, was released in January of 2008 and debuted at #12 on the Finnish charts.
ROTTEN SOUND are currently writing for their follow-up to Cycles but will first see an EP release early next year. The EP, Napalm, is scheduled for a March release via Relapse. Additional details on this release will be announced soon.
ROTTEN SOUND's Niinimaa commented on the recent signing; Relapse Records has been a strong label for grindcore since they started, which is one of the reasons that made us want to re-release our "Murderworks" album through them in 2005. We will fit to their roster like a fist to an ass. Being along the same line with other label-mates is very important for us because we want to tour all over this planet with bands we like ourselves. The upcoming Napalm?EP and the next full-length album will start a new and (even) more aggressive era for Rotten Sound. Doing it together with Relapse Records will make this period more grind than any of our phases before.?