Escuela Grind Announce 'DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL' EP and Headlining Tour For Early 2024

Escuela Grind Announce 'DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL' EP and Headlining Tour For Early 2024

- By Ramon Gonzales

The band have confirmed a marathon 39-date headlining tour to start the new year with support from Take Offense, Come Meirda, Slow Pulse, Bonginator, Frog Mallet, and Brat.


Ascending New England aggressors Escuela Grind have confirmed the January 12th arrival of the final EP in their planned trilogy with the confirmation of DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL. 

The four track presentation asserts the band's volatile concoction of bombastic death grind, recorded with Will Killingsworth and mixed by the GRAMMY-winning Kurt Ballou. Adding some additional firepower to the onslaught, the EP will also include a special guest assist from the legendary Barney Greenway of Napalm Death on the EP finale, "Meat Magnet". 

Offering a preview of the pummel packaged on the EP, Escuela Grind have shared a new video for the track, "Ball and Chain". Captured live during the band's recent tour in Mexico City, director Michael Jari Davidson frames Escuela Grind's clobbering live delivery. 

'DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL' is the third installment of our EP series where we dive into the genres that most influence this band," shared vocalist Katerina Economou."Finishing this trilogy has been years in the works. We are so excited to release these songs as they are perhaps the best reflection of our live performance. The stage has honed these hectic songs to perfection."

Economou added of the introductory single, "Originally we were going to have three songs on this EP, but we wanted to create another track that had a huge buildup. This eventually developed into this brutal song, "Ball and Chain", that marks the point in our live shows where we have a wall of death every night. Lyrically, it references death metal tropes of murder and revenge, but with a decidedly feminine angle."

The arrival of the final EP in the series completes the effort that began back in 2020 with the debut of 'PPOOWWEERRVVIIOOLLEENNCCEE' and 'GGRRIINNDDCCOORREE' - serving as tribute to the variety of stylistic influences that have resulted in the band's weighty amalgam. 

Additionally, Escuela Grind have solidified their rep as one of the hardest working bands in the game. Coinciding with the release of their next EP, the band is hitting the road for an extensive 39-date headlining trek which kicks off January 10th and concludes February 17th in Boston, MA. The run will include rotating support from Take Offense, Come Meirda, Slow Pulse, Bonginator, Frog Mallet, and Brat. A complete list of dates and cities can be found below. 

'DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL' arrives January 12th via MNRK Heavy. Order the EP - HERE


 Escuela Grind tour dates:
   with support from Come Meirda and Slow Pulse
   January 10 Middletown, NY         Quinnz Pinz 
   January 11 Amityville, NY            Amityville Music Hall
   January 12 Mechanicsburg, PA   Lovedraft's Brewing Co.
   January 13 Washington, DC        Songbyrd
   January 14 Columbia, SC            New Brookland Tavern
   January 15 Atlanta, GA                Bogg's Social
   with support from Bonginator, Frog Mallet, Slow Pulse
16 New Orleans, LA        Siberia
   January 17 Houston, TX               Eighteen Ten Ojemen
   January 18 Dallas, TX                  Cheap Steaks
   with support from Bonginator and Slow Pulse
   January 19 Austin, TX                  Mohawk 
   January 20 San Antonio, TX        Vibes Underground
   January 21 El Paso, TX               Dungeon Hell Paso
   January 22 Albuquerque, NM      The Launchpad
   January 23 Mesa, AZ                   Nile Underground
   with support from Take Offense, Bonginator, Slow Pulse
   January 24 San Diego, CA.          Brick By Brick
   January 25 Santa Ana, CA           La Santa
   January 26 Los Angeles, CA        The Paramount
   with support from Take Offense, Bonginator
   January 27 Fresno, CA                  Full Circle
   January 28 Oakland, CA                9 Lives
   January 29 Eugene, OR                John Henry's
   January 30 Portland, OR               Twilight
   January 31 Vancouver, BC            The Cobalt
   February 1 Seattle, WA                 Vera Project
   February 2 Boise, ID                     The Shredder
   February 3 Salt Lake City, UT       Salt City Seamers
   February 4 Denver, CO                 Moe's
   February 5 Omaha, NE                 Reverb Lounge
   February 6 Sioux Falls, SD           Remedy
   February 7 Des Moines, IA           Lefty's Live Music
   with support from Take Offense, Brat, Bonginator
   February 8 Chicago, IL                  Reggies
   February 9 Detroit, MI                   Sanctuary
   February 10 Indianapolis, IN         Atomic Bowling
   February 11 Columbus, OH           Ace Of Cups
   February 12 Cleveland, OH           No Class
   February 13 Pittsburgh, PA           The Shred Shed
   with support from Take Offense, Brat
14 York, PA                     Skid Row Garage
   February 15 Philadelphia, PA.       Kung Fu Necktie
   February 16 Brooklyn, NY             TV Eye
   February 17 Boston, MA                Sonia


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