Escuela Grind Debuts New Menacing New Track, "Always Watching You"

Escuela Grind Debuts New Menacing New Track, "Always Watching You"

- By Ramon Gonzales

The single previews the band's upcoming slew of international tour dates.

Grind practitioners Escuela Grind have shared a pummeling preview of their forthcoming full length due via MNRK Heavy later this year. Working with the venerated Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio to produce the track, the Massachusetts aggressors prove relentless with a walloping cut that underscores the intensity that has become their hallmark. 

Working with director Zack Perez for Astral Media, the menacing single is paired with a sleek visual that further asserts the ferocity that remains at the core of all things Escuela Grind. 



“Most of "Always Watching You" was written in a practice space by Jesse and Krissy, and refined during soundchecks we had over the year," explained vocalist Katerina Economou. 

"I've had this desire to write a song where I could portray the obsessive-stalker-girl archetype through lyrics for a while. Although not physically threatening, it's really interesting that society is so terrified of this stereotype. In "Always Watching You", I wanted this fantastical, Nightmare on Elm Street-style imagery that was rooted in the gore and horror of death metal. Themes of parasocial relationships, anxieties from social media, and an omnipresent algorithm are strongly observed in this song and throughout the entire album."

The launch of the latest single kicks of the Grind's upcoming international touring slate. Teaming with Finnish grindcore band Rotten Sound, the band begins their European trek on May 3rd. Following their joint trek with Rotten Sound, the Grind will spend an additional seven weeks heading up their own European dates. A full list of confirmed dates and cities can be found below. 

  Escuela Grind + Rotten Sound 'Europe & UK Domination' Tour

           May 3   Dresden, Germany         
   May 4   Berlin, Germany
   May 5   Hamburg, Germany 
   May 6   Kassel, Germany 
   May 7   Stuttgart, Germany
   May 8   Bochum, Germany
   May 9   Alkmaar, Netherlands
   May 10  London, UK
   May 11  Manchester, UK
   May 12  Plymouth, UK
   May 13  Newcastle,UK
   May 14  Nottingham, UK
   May 15  Glasgow, UK
   May 16  Birmingham, UK
   May 18  Ypres, Belgium

Additional Escuela Grind Dates

 June 21   Lubeck, DE @ Treibsand
   June 22   Copenhagen, DN @ Copenhell
   June 25   Koln, DE @ Sonic Ballroom
   June 27   Mannheim, DE @ 7er Club
   June 28   Hauteville, SW @ Abyss Festival
   June 29   Hamburg, DE @ Not A Phase Festival
   July 2    St. Etienne, FR @ Clermont Ferrand
   July 3    Saint-Jean-de-Vegas, FR @ Secret Place
   July 4    Barcelona, ES @ Sala Razzmatazz
   July 5    Madrid, ES @ The Basement Club
   July 6    Porto, PT @ Barracuda Rock Club
   July 7    Portugalete, ES @ Groove Estudios Y Ensayos
   July 10   Karlsruhe, DE @ TBA
   July 11   Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE @ Dong Open Air
   July 12   Munchen, DE @ Kulturzentrum Backstage
   July 13   Velenje, SI @ Vratolom Open Air
   July 14   Bratislava, SI @ TBA
   July 23   Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
   July 30   Lindau, DE @ Club Vaudeville
   August 1    Leipzig, DE @ Soltmann
   August 2    Berlin, DE @ Resist To Exist Festival
   August 3    Granichen, CH @ Open Air Granichen
   August 4    Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FR @ Sylak Open Air
   August 8    Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault
   August 9    Dortmund, DE @ FZW
   August 10    Vinelz, CH @ Openair Am Bierlersee
   August 13    Copenhagen, DN @ Stengade
   August 14    Hannover, DE @ Bei Chez Heinz
   August 17    Moderna, IT @ Pignoletto Fest
   August 24    Malmo, SE @ Malmo Massacre


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