THE CASUALTIES Announce Gaggles of Tour Dates

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Infamous New York City street punks THE CASUALTIES announced a massive, four part North American headlining tour. First, they tour the east coast before meeting up with GOATWHORE for the second portion, which travels through the western U.S. From there, they headline a cross-Canadian tour with support from legendary punk band DAYGLO ABORTIONS. The last leg begins May 17, the band continues to tour between several festival appearances including Punk Rock Bowling, Chaos in Tejas, and another festival TBA. See the TOUR DATES page (above) for a full listing of confirmed dates.


THE CASUALTIES are touring in support of their latest album, Resistance. The Zeuss-produced effort is their ninth, and arguably best, full-length album can be heard in it’s entirety here.

Scion A/V released exclusive video footage of THE CASUALTIES from the October 2012’s Scion/Season of Mist label showcase (click here to watch). Footage includes an interview with guitarist Jake Kolatis, in addition to other showcasing artists (SAINT VITUS, ATHEIST, A LIFE ONCE LOST, and BLACK SHEEP WALL). Plus, behind the scenes footage of the label and commentary from its staffers.

In addition to the video footage, Scion A/V will release a free, limited edition 7″ featuring live tracks from THE CASUALTIES and SAINT VITUS. Stream or download the 7″ audio here.

Resistance is available on CD, limited edition LP (with bonus track and download card) and limited edition Digibox including the CD with a bonus track, bandana, bottle opener and patch.

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VERA CRUZ Stream New Song

VERA CRUZ – Skinandteethandnails album cover artwork

French hardcore assault VERA CRUZ is streaming the new track, Black Walls from their debut album, Skinandteethandnails. Click the image above to listen to the stream.

Skinandteethandnails embraces the fine art of serious ass kicking. Balancing melodic hardcore with rock influences, VERA CRUZ displays an astonishing mastery for such a young band. The album captures the explosive energy that the band unleashes during their live shows. Get ready to slam!

About the song, the band said:

“Our music is a blend of many genres, genres that we all love, and is hard to define precisely but there is this intangible cement that holds the whole thing together. Black Walls is not an exception to that rule. It’s a short, straight forward kinda in your face song that’s a tribute to our punk roots and our love for fast and simple music with a break down that comes from more modern influences. The ending is an off tempo acceleration inspired by thrash metal bands. Therefore Black Walls is a perfect definition for our style: a one minute and thirty seconds song where no less than three music genres coexist. This is Vera Cruz

Skinandteethandnails, which will be available as a CD-Digipak, is set for a North American release on January 22.

VERA CRUZ updates will be made available through the Season of Mist website, and the VERA CRUZ website and Facebook page.


Band Bio:

VERA CRUZ embrace the fine art of serious ass kicking with their debut album Skinandteethandnails. Balancing confidently on the edge of melodic Hardcore boosted by Rock ‘n’ Roll influences and Metalcore, the French display an astonishing mastery for such a young band.

Founding it in Paris in 2009, the members were leaving their old outfits based in a range of styles from Punk Rock to Metal behind to seek a new challenge. Eager to get on the road, they decided to give away their first four-track EP Surviving Farrah Fawcett (2010) and started touring in France, following immediately with three weeks in the USA. There VERA CRUZ shot a video clip for The Game with legendary director Ian McFarland (MESHUGGAH, FEAR FACTORY, AS I LAY DYING).

Back on European soil, extensive touring ensued with fifty shows alongside such renowned acts such as TERROR, EVERY TIME I DIE, ALL SHALL PERISH, CANCER BATS, D.R.I and UNEARTH.

Fuelled by the fast growing live experience, new songs took shape that VERA CRUZ finally recorded during summer 2011 with producer Fred Duquesne (WATCHA). Skinandteethandnails manages to fully capture the explosive energy and heart wrenching brutal emotionality that the French unleash during their maniacal stage performances. Get ready to jump, slam and surf the crowds with VERA CRUZ.

Vera Cruz