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Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Richmond, Virginia hardcore thrash supergroup, IRON REAGAN. Consisting of current and former members of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, Darkest Hour, Mammoth Grinder, Suppression and a thousand other killer bands, IRON REAGAN formed in 2012 and consists of vocalist Tony Foresta, guitarists Phil Hall and Mark Bronzino, bassist Rob Skotis and drummer Ryan Parrish.

IRON REAGAN is currently in the midst of recording their highly anticipated sophomore full-length with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze Of Torment Studios in their hometown of Richmond and will be self-producing the record before sending it off to Converge’s Kurt Ballou to be mixed. A Fall release is expected.

Tony Foresta comments on the signing and the new tunes brewing: “I’ve wanted to work with Relapse for years. Their reputation of releasing so much great underground music speaks for itself. We are all extremely excited about signing with Relapse and putting out this rager of an upcoming record. Having Kurt Ballou on board mixing is just the icing on the cake. We are about 75% done tracking the record here with Phil in Richmond and between this and the rad tours we have coming up, it’s looking to be a very exciting year. I couldn’t think of a better label to put this record out on and am really looking forward to a long future with Relapse.

Additionally, IRON REAGAN are plotting a roadside takeover set to begin this Sunday. The seven-week run will take them to SXSW and back and includes dates with Occultist and Ghoul.

3/09/2014 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
3/11/2014 Pitchfork Showcase @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
3/13/2014 The Basement – San Antonio, TX
3/14/2014 Converse/Thrasher Showcase @ Scott Inn – Austin, TX
3/14/2014 MetalSucks Showcase @ The Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
3/15/2014 Tone Deaf Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly – Austin, TX
3/16/2014 Spill Over Fest @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX
3/18/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
3/19/2014 The Odditorium – Asheville, NC
w/ Occultist:
4/02/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond VA
4/04/2014 Macrock Festival – Harrisonburg, VA
4/05/2014 The End – Nashville, TN
4/06/2014 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour II w/ Ghoul, Occultist:
4/09/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
4/10/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
4/11/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
4/12/2014 Rock City – Camarillo CA
4/13/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
4/14/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
4/15/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland, CA [info] *no Occultist
w/ Occultist:
4/22/2014 Gino’s – Salt Lake City, UT
4/23/2014 Moe’s – Denver, CO
4/24/2014 Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
4/25/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
4/26/2014 Three Floyd’s Brewery [Dark Lord Day] – Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/28/2014 Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
4/29/2014 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
4/30/2014 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

In their short time as a band, IRON REAGAN has already released a demo EP, full-length via A389 Recordings, and a split with Exhumed via Tankcrimes. Their debut full-length, Worse Than Dead, can be streamed in its entirety via Bandcamp at this LOCATION.

What do you get when you take half of Municipal Waste and two ex-members of Darkest Hour? The finest crossover band in recent history.” — Decibel

[IRON REAGAN] nail the punk and hardcore divide with a thrashy attitude…” – Invisible Oranges

…more fun than wondering how Alzheimer’s-stricken Reagan was while he was running the United States. It thrashes, it rips, it roars.” — MetalSucks

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