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GUESS WHO’S BACK FROM JAPAN?

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If you’re one of those people who read this site every day (God bless you, you fucking masochists!), you may have noticed a lack of premium content from yours truly these past couple of weeks. That’s because I’ve been in Japan soaking in neon, dining on fresh sushi, and recoiling in horror at the perverse underbelly of otaku. I did manage to hit up a few rock bars in Osaka (Rock Rock — check out who else has been there!) and Tokyo (Beat Cafe), but otherwise this was a pretty metal-free trip–and that’s okay with me.

So, shit, man. Quite a bit happened in the wonderful world of hardcore while I was away! Ruiner broke up. This Is Hardcore 2010 finally revealed its drool-inducing lineup and sold out in less than two days. (I wasn’t able to get my tickets in time, sadly.) Unsane announced a series of U.S. dates where they’ll play 1995’s awesome Scattered Smothered & Covered live in its entirety. Notable releases included Ceremony’s Rohnert Park, for which I’ll be posting a review later this week. Some pretty awesome tours were announced as well. Check out the dates for some of these below.

Looking forward to your “Welcome Back” sentiments in the Comments section!

This Is Hardcore 2010 – Friday August 13
* Sheer Terror
* Merauder
* Ceremony
* Horror Show
* Title Fight
* Death Before Dishonor
* the Rival Mob
* Touche Amore
* Punch
* Agitator

This Is Hardcore 2010 – Saturday August 14
* Cro Mags
* Bane
* Cold World
* Trapped Under Ice
* Bulldoze
* Ringworm
* Foundation
* Starkweather
* Outbreak
* Mindset
* Clubber Lang
* The Killer
* Backtrack
* Creatures
* New Lows
* Judas
* Xibalba
* the love below
* Seraphim
* Expire
* Cut Short

This Is Hardcore 2010 – Sunday August 15
* Ink And Dagger
* Kid Dynamite
* Blacklisted
* Killing Time
* Wisdom In Chains
* Pulling Teeth
* Reign Supreme
* Mother Of Mercy
* Hands Tied
* Ruiner
* Nails
* Truth N Rights
* Homicidal
* Almost Home
* Hour Of the Wolf
* Accident Prone

Sick Of It All, Trash Talk, 50 Lions, Alpha & Omega dates
7/20 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
7/22 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
7/23 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
7/24 Santa Barbara, CA @ Sound And Fury
7/25 San Diego, CA @ Che Café
7/27 Victorville, CA @ Karma

Bane, Trapped Under Ice, Cruel Hand, Alpha & Omega dates
8/15 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
8/16 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
8/17 Traverse City, MI Inside Out Gallery
8/18 Chicago, IL @ Arlington Heights Knights Hall
8/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
8/20 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
8/21 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
8/23 San Diego, CA @ Ché
8/24 San Jose, CA @ PBSJ
8/25 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
8/26 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Café
8/27 Tijuana, MX @ Sexta House of Music
8/28 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8/29 Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground
8/31 Austin, TX @ Red 7
9/1 Houston, TX @ Walters
9/2 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
9/3 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
9/4 Atlanta, GA @ 585 Wells
9/5 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
9/6 Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm
9/7 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
9/8 Charlotte, NC @ Casbah At Tremont
9/9 Richmond,VA @ Professional Company
9/10 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
9/11 Long Island, NY @ Ethical Humanist Society

H2O
7/16 Schlob Holte, Germany @ Serengeti Festival
7/17 Dieburg, Germany @ Traffic Jam Open Air
7/18 Tabor, Czech Republic @ Mighty Sounds Festival
7/19 Berlin, Germany @ Lido
7/20 Opwik, Belgium @ JH Nijdrop
7/21 Paris, France @ La Bellevilloise
7/31 Curitiba, Brazil @ John Bull Music Hall
8/1 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Inferno Club
8/3 Rosario, Argentina @ El Sotano
8/4 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Niceto Club
8/5 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Novedades
8/8 Bogota, Colombia @ Teatro La Mama
9/1 Osaka, Japan @ Club Drop
9/2 Nagoya, Japan @ Zion
9/3 Chiba, Japan @ Drunkard’s Stadium
9/4 Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya Crush
9/5 Toyko, Japan @ Antiknock

Unsane
8/5 New York, NY @ Santos Party House (Keelhaul and Pigs support)
8/7 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar (Keelhaul supports)
8/22 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s (Today is the Day and Keelhaul support)
8/23 Akron, OH @ Backstage Concert Club (Today is the Day and Keelhaul support)
8/24 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (Today is the Day and Keelhaul support)
8/26 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon (Today is the Day and Keelhaul support)
8/27 Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s Bar

-GS

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