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Disaster Strikes is a hardcore punk band from Boston, Massachusetts. Our music and our lyrics aim to promote workers' rights and social justice. Join the email list for updates on free merch, tour dates, and the upcoming release of our new album "In the Age of Corporate Personhood" on Alternative Tentacles Records.

THULSA DOOM, LA ARMADA, DISASTER STRIKES ANNOUNCE U.S.A. NORTHEAST, MIDWEST DATES  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contacts: 
Chris Shearer, Alternative Tentacles Records 
comm@alternativetentacles.com

THULSA DOOM, LA ARMADA, DISASTER STRIKES ANNOUNCE U.S.A. NORTHEAST, MIDWEST DATES 

Three of the most unapologetically political and revolutionary minded underground bands in the U.S. are uniting for a tour aimed explicitly at rekindling resistance within the punk scene to growing corporate power and global authoritarianism. 

All veterans of the DIY circuit, Thulsa Doom (NYC), La Armada (Chicago), and Disaster Strikes (Boston) will also be releasing a limited pressing 7” compilation record – entitled Now or Never – which features one new track from each band. Proceeds from the record will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. 

THULSA DOOM // LA ARMADA // DISASTER STRIKES 

‘NOW OR NEVER TOUR 2017’ 

FRI MAY 26 • CAMBRIDGE, MA • DEMOCRACY CENTER* 

SAT MAY 27 • WALLINGFORD, CT • WAMLEG* 

SUN MAY 28 • BROOKLYN, NY • SAINT VITUS 

MON MAY 29 • PHILADELPHIA, PA • CONNIE’S 

TUE MAY 30 • CLEVELAND, OH • NOW THAT’S CLASS 

WED MAY 31 • DETROIT, MI • CORKTOWN 

THU JUNE 1 • WISCONSIN • TBA* 

FRI JUNE 2 • MINNEAPOLIS, MN • REVERIE 

SAT JUNE 3 • CHICAGO, IL • REGGIE’S 

* = La Armada & Disaster Strikes only 

The bands are also releasing a hard copy and electronic zine Now or Never with articles and resources highlighting key movement building themes within the bands’ lyrics. Now or Never is also the banner under which the tour is being launched. The slogan Resistance Now, Resistance Always is blazoned across the tour poster and album artwork in a variety of languages. 

The tour will see a return to the punk tradition of shows as an organizing opportunity to encourage direct action, protest, and solidarity across struggles. 

“Now is not the time to ask how we got here. Now is the time to resist. We are in a war; a war against the poor, against people of color, against women and the LGBQT community. If we want to survive and prosper we must learn to fight together and support each other with kindness and compassion. We need each other now before it's too late," said Leora Colby, vocalist of Thulsa Doom and owner of Sit & Spin Records which underwrote the pressing of the 7” record featuring all three bands. Thulsa Doom are currently working on a number of upcoming releases that would, arguably, make their post reunion period more prolific than their original late-90's incarnation. 

“Every band on this tour has a history of organizing and activism in their respective fields of concern. This is about us all joining as one collective voice and occupying a physical space night after night where we can all project onto people that there is no room for separation,” said La Armada guitarist Paul Rivera. “Especially now. This is about brotherhood, this is about sisterhood, this is about inclusiveness and understanding that resistance and the path to a more equal world starts with each of us." 

La Armada are currently in studio writing and recording their third full length studio album. Their most recent release “Crisis EP” is available from Profane Existence Records. 

Disaster Strikes recently released a new full-length album “In the Age of Corporate Personhood” on Alternative Tentacles Records. The album features a guest vocal appearance by Jello Biafra. The exclusive new Disaster Strikes track “The Vow to Resist” featured on the Now or Never 7” was record by Kurt Ballou during a marathon production session the Converge guitarist recently hosted at his own God City Studios in Salem, MA specifically for bands recording anti-Trump/anti-Bannon/pro-social justice songs.

In the Age of Corporate Personhood 

At last! Our new full length album "In the Age of Corporate Personhood" is now available on CD, cassette, for immediate download, and for vinyl pre-order (vinyl ships 11/15/2016). We are honored to be releasing this album on Alternative Tentacles Records and we are thankful to all of our co-conspirators who made the album possible. The struggles for workers rights, social justice, environmental justice, and to ensure basic civil rights and dignity for ALL are fundamentally connected. We must continue to build momentum and solidarity across these fights now -- or it will soon be too late. Together, we are waging these struggles against the backdrop of a new era in which the "rights" of powerful corporate interests are increasingly placed above basic human rights across all branches of the U.S. government and by governments across the world. We are all living in the age of corporate personhood.

From AlternativeTentacles.com: "These ten new blistering tracks encapsulate the raw energy and intensity of their live sets. The opening track, "The Fighting Path" is fermented with protest and resistance from its violent start to its incendiary final warning. The title track In the Age of Corporate Personhood features guest vocals by label czar and legendary punk provocateur Jello Biafra. Featuring epic cover art by Minneapolis-based artist Bill Hauser, In The Age of Corporate Personhood, is the blue-collar hard core juggernaut that captures an intensity rarely grasped by studio albums."

Disaster Strikes: “The Fighting Path” (Punknews Exclusive) 

Thanks to the kind folks at PunkNews.org who premiered "The Fighting Path" video this week -- and to all our friends from Boston and to La Armada for being part of this shoot. Here's the PunkNews.org write-up: https://www.punknews.org/article/61154/disaster-strikes-the-fighting-path-punknews-exclusive

According to PunkNews: "The Fighting Path" is 156 seconds of killer, modern hardcore punk. The band alternates between three-chord sprinting and a low, heavy, ambient rumble while they declare their allegiance to resistance. Also, this video is really freaky. There are people in gas masks, a Pope wearing a porcelain face, and, people getting dragged away into the dark and… oh man… this is nightmare stuff, people.

You can also check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDYrKyNYbKQ

Boston Hardcore Punk on Tour 

We're heading out on a summer tour with our good friends Opposition Rising in support of our new album "In the Age of Corporate Personhood" available September 9 from Alternative Tentacles Records. Come join us! 




Let's mess with Texas 

We are excited to announce 5 awesome shows in Texas and Louisiana this May with UK legends the English Dogs!

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