While finishing up the writing for its upcoming full-length album on Eulogy Recordings, Philadelphia hardcore/metal legends TURMOIL have announced a few shows in the upcoming months. First they will be joining ED GEIN, THE MINOR TIMES, and END OF A YEAR for a performance at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse, NY on May 5. TURMOIL will also headline day one of Sincerity Fest at the Ches Arena in Cheswick, PA on June 16 alongside bands such as NIGHTS LIKE THESE, KNOW THE SCORE, WISDOM IN CHAINS, STRENGTH FOR A REASON, and more.
In the past couple of years TURMOIL has shared the stage with a wide array of respected artists from the vast reaches of underground music, including CONVERGE, OBITUARY, HATEBREED, SICK OF IT ALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, DARKEST HOUR, DEATH BY STEREO, COALESCE and MADBALL. The band recently completed a West Coast tour with THE WARRIORS and SET YOUR GOALS, as well as two successful tours across Europe, first with NINE, and later with MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD.
Blending early death and thrash metal influences along with some crust punk into the mix like no other since, TURMOIL's three full-lengths on Century Media, "From Bleeding Hands" (1995), "Anchor" (1998), and "The Process Of" (1999) led the band on multiple world tours where they built fan bases that remain loyal as ever. In late 2005, the band released a comprehensive double-disc discography, "Staring Back", as a testament to the ground they had broken throughout that decade.
Historically, true artists have always been ahead of the curve, for which TURMOIL are a modern example. Born from the diverse and political hardcore scene of the Nineties, their experimentation and technicality quickly set them apart from the metallic hardcore style pioneered by CRO-MAGS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, and D.R.I. as they incorporated evil, dissonant guitar tones and challenging song structures for an entirely different creature. One of the band's most consistent influences, VOIVOD, provided much of the inspiration to take an avant-gardist approach to songwriting rather than follow the pack. This strategy continues to serve them well, as their urgent BLACK SABBATH-meets-BLACK FLAG riffs are draped over unique time signatures for a sound that can never be considered outmoded. The unsuspecting masses have no idea what is about to hit them.