TURMOIL Reform, Plan European Festival Dates

Philadelphia's hardcore legends TURMOIL have announced their decision to reform after nearly five years apart. The following is an official statement on the reunion, as posted at Turmoil.com:

"As you may have already heard, Abacus/Century Media Records will be releasing a two-CD, complete discography in early 2005. The discography will also include a couple new songs that we are currently working on. We are planning on going into the studio in November/December to record these new tracks and are currently looking for the right producer and studio to harness the new TURMOIL sound.

"Some of you may be wondering why this is happening now, after almost 5 years. There are a few reasons. Ray Harkins from Abacus/Century Media Records contacted us a few months ago with the initial idea to release a complete discography due to the fact that Century Media wasn't planning on repressing any of the old TURMOIL catalog. Ray being the TURMOIL super fan that he is, did not want to see that happen and neither did we. The four of us (Jon Gula, Jon Hodges, Jeff Hydro, & Jon Pushnik) all agreed that this was a good idea. Plus, over the past few years, we have all remained friends and shared some stages together with our new bands, THE KISS OF DEATH and THE DEADLY. We all agreed that this would be the perfect opportunity for us to get together again and maybe work on some new TURMOIL songs. There are also some questions about the 'TURMOIL is dead' comments that were written on the website in 2000, shortly after the Hellfest fiasco. We had gone through many problems in a short amount of time (members leaving the band, tour cancellations, label issues, etc.) and everyone was pretty much fed up with everything, including each other. Not to mention only getting to play 3 songs at 1 a.m. at our 'final show', you get the picture? Those words were written out of frustration. So you can take it or leave it, but this is going to happen.

"For those of you who are awaiting this release, believe us, you will not be disappointed.

"We would like to thank everyone that has supported us throughout the years and continues to support us. As we get more info we will post it right here at Turmoil.com, so check back frequently for updates. We have already been contacted by Avocado Booking in Europe about doing a few festivals at the end of December 2004. These dates are tentative, but if everything goes according to plan, the shows will be: December 29 - Belgium (Good Life Festival), December 30 - Holland (Arnhem Goudvishal), & December 31 - Munich, Germany (Backstage Festival). We're also hoping to add a few dates on to these, so if anyone is interested, please contact Avocado Booking. Stay tuned for more."

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