|Acclaimed metallic hardcore/grindcore group Escuela Grind have announced their debut UK/EU headline run this September.UK dates are as follows:
Sep 09: London 229 The Venue
Escuela Grind comment: “To be able to return to Europe for a headliner tour, and to tour Europe twice in one year is an amazing achievement for us. We had such a blast opening for Napalm Death in February, and we met many new fans, so we’re extra excited to return and play a more extensive and personal set.”
The tour 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, and then Escuela Grind‘s subsequent EU/UK tour supporting grind legends Napalm Death.
Watch the video for latest single ‘Forced Collective Introspection’ here: https://youtu.be/9bNU938oYtw
Order Memory Theater now here: https://mnrkheavy.uk/collections/escuela-grind
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 Katerina Economou (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.