Metallic hardcore/grindcore group Escuela Grind will support Napalm Death on their forthcoming UK/EU tour.
UK dates are as follows:
Mar 07: Bristol O2 Academy
Mar 08: Manchester Club Academy
Mar 09: Glasgow Classic Grand
Mar 11: Birmingham Institute
Mar 12: London Electric Ballroom
The news follows the release of Escuela Grind‘s barnstorming new album Memory Theater, released September 2022 via the band’s new label home of MNRK Heavy.
Order Memory Theater now here: https://escuelagrind.ffm.to/memorytheater
Produced by Converge guitarist/ God City producer Kurt Ballou, Escuela Grind‘s Memory Theater features nine tracks of sharp, scorching underground music that rage and rip in equal measure. Escuela Grind excel at stitching together a new metallic hardcore monster, borne from the rotten corpses of grind and power violence and littered with gleefully unhinged blasts of percussive bombast and chaos.
The music might be terrifying, but the overwhelming spirit behind Escuela Grind is a message of empowerment. As it destroys musical boundaries, the quartet attack the idea of “gatekeeping” with equal ferocity. Any time KaterinaEconomou (vocals), Jesse Fuentes (drums), Kris Morash (guitar), and Tom Sifuentes (bass, touring) convene, an aural apocalypse will ensue.
Memory Theater, Escuela Grind‘s sophomore album, is seven minutes shorter than Slayer’s Reign in Blood, but with a few songs running past the three-minute mark, it’s downright epic by grindcore norms. Delivering on the promise of several split records, a handful of EPs (including GGRRIINNDDCCOORREE and PPOOWWEERRVVIIOOLLEENNCCEE, both released in 2020), and the full-length, Indoctrination, the nine songs on Memory Theater offer a near-psychedelic trip to the genre’s soul. The album title references a specific historical concept, constructing a “space” from one’s internal ideas, knowledge, and perception. An architect by trade, Economou explores philosophy, politics, and experiential experimentation, building a kind of structure amidst the band’s musical cacophony.
Escuela Grind, who performed as one of the featured acts at the 2022 Psycho Las Vegas festival, are currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour. The 23-city Forced Collective Introspection” tour launched on September 3 in Salem, MA and includes performances at New England’s RPM Fest, Illinois’ Full Terror Assault Open Air, and Cleveland’s Hacked Up for BBQ death fest.