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South Carolina’s only grind band, WVRM, have today premiered the second single from their upcoming album, Colony Collapse. The track - titled Thorn Palace - is premiering now via the Captured Howls website, and will hit all streaming services tomorrow, Friday, 7 February. Colony Collapse will be released on April 3 and is available to pre-order here.


Of the track, the band comments:

‘Thorn Palace is one of our favorite tracks on the album. It captures our long cultivated history into a fast and caustic burst that ends with pure concrete. We had a ton of fun with this one.’

WVRM recently announced a string of North American tour dates supporting grind legends Napalm Death, plus Tombs and Aborted; shows are already selling out. See below for a full list of dates.

Colony Collapse is a product of its surroundings, an anthology of its environment, and a detailed record of the lives of the people who made it. WVRM’s music is political in nature, but far from a broad rage against the machine, their lyrics take a micro-look at the effects of socio-political entrenchment on everyday lives. Proudly working class, they explore both the psychological and physical meaning of being so. WVRM trace the lineage of their ancestral progress, and what it means to participate in a community that lacks upward momentum.

Stating that their music sounds as it does - nihilistic, vicious, caustic - because of where they’re from, because of who they are - WVRM are striking out to redefine what extreme music from South Carolina can be.

Full tour dates:

4/17/2020 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall

4/18/2020 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater

4/19/2020 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

4/20/2020 St Louis, MO @ Red Flag

4/21/2020 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theater

4/22/2020 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

4/23/2020 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

4/24/2020 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's

4/25/2020 Toronto, ON @ Opera House

4/26/2020 Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey

4/28/2020 Quebec City, QC @ La Source - SOLD OUT

4/29/2020 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater

4/30/2020 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

5/1/2020 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus - SOLD OUT

5/2/2020 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus - SOLD OUT

5/3/2020 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

5/4/2020 Durham, NC @ Motorco

5/6/2020 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

5/7/2020 Miami, FL @ Churchill's

5/8/2020 Orlando, FL @ The Haven

5/9/2020 Atlanta, GA @ 529

5/10/2020 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks

5/11/2020 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box

5/13/2020 Albuquerque, NM @ LaunchPad

5/14/2020 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red

5/15/2020 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

5/16/2020 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory