Richmond-based metal punks RAMMING SPEED are thrilled to present "Don't Let This Stay Here," a brand new track taken from their recent recording sessions at GodCity Studios with famed producer Kurt Ballou (Skeletonwitch, Converge). The song will act as the A-side of a special, limited-edition 7-inch the band will release in conjunction with their upcoming European tour, which kicks off in Holland on July 17. It will also be included on their upcoming full-length, due out this fall, while the B-side ("The Wraith") is exclusive to the 7-inch. Limited quantities are now available for purchase via the Prosthetic webshop and Bandcamp.
The band released the following statement regarding the new song's message: "'Don’t Let This Stay Here' is our reaction to the Edward Snowden leaks that confirmed the U.S. government's saving of all our phone calls, text messages, emails and web searches in giant server farms. To us, that is fucking terrifying and unacceptable, and this is our rallying cry against it.
The citizens building the first top secret atomic bombs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee were told: 'What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here.' This song is for the NSA employees that question what they are doing. It’s for the American civilians feeling betrayed by the breaches of privacy, and it’s for the people at our shows singing along and sharing our frustration. Don’t Let This Stay Here. Spread the word."
RAMMING SPEED have spent the past two years vigorously touring across the United States and Canada with acts including Toxic Holocaust, Valient Thorr, 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation and Goatwhore in addition to appearances at the annual CMJ Festival in Brooklyn and Gainesville, Florida's FEST. The group's next stop, however, is Europe.
“It’s been probably 4 or 5 years since we were last in Europe, so we're incredibly excited to get back there again and have a 7-inch with new music to bring with us,” stated drummer Jonah Livingston. “This tour has us playing on some huge shows like Brutal Assault, Fluff Fest, Leperfest and Motocultor Festival and a bunch of killer club shows with bands like Toxic Holocaust, The Black Dahlia Murder, DRI, 7 Seconds, Gama Bomb and Deathrite. Come hang out with us!”
A list of the band's currently confirmed tour dates appears below. More shows will likely be added in the coming weeks; stay tuned to www.rammingspeedband.com for updates.
7/17 Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo Metalfest Pre-Party (w/ Gama Bomb)
7/19 Aachen, DE - AZ Aachen
7/20 Dendermonde, BE - JH Zenith ^
7/21 Bleibt-Pratteln, CH - Konzertfabrik Z7 (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
7/22 Bologna, IT - Freakout Club (w/ 7 Seconds)
7/23 Milano, IT - Lo Fi *
7/24 Rokycany, CR - Fluff Fest
7/25 Leipzig, DE - Zoro #
7/26 Koblenz, DE - SK2 #
7/27 Stuttgart, DE - Juha West # *
7/29 Bartislava, SK - Randal Club ^
7/30 Vienna, AT - Das Bach #
7/31 Chemnitz, DE - Killed System Festival #
8/1 Berlin, DE - Stateless Society Festival *
8/2 Dresden, DE - Chemiefabrik
8/4 Budapest, HU - Dürer Kert
8/6 Jaromer, CZ - Brutal Assault Fest 2015
8/7 Mannheim, DE - Juz
8/8 Brussels, BE - Garcia Lorca
8/10 Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
8/13 London, UK - The Black Heart
8/14 Leper, BE - Leperfest
8/15 Thiex, FR - Motocultor Open Air
# with Deathrite
^ with DRI
* with Toxic Holocaust
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