August 18th marks the date of the annual Gwar-B-Q in Richmond, VA. Strike Anywhere will be appearing alongside Gwar (obvi), The Casualties, Ghoul, Valient Thorr, Murderess, and many more - check out show details here
. Doors open at 11:00am so get there early! From Strike: "Although we haven't been too busy on the touring front, we will be playing a rare show in our hometown of Richmond, Virginia next month in the pavilion at Hadad's Lake on August 18. This will be an all day, outdoor punk and metal adventure hosted by GWAR at a unique family run water park who are friendly to punk rock mayhem and music. Only in Richmond could this intersection of impossibilities serendipitously occur. Over a dozen local and national bands will be raging including Murderess from Portland OR, Lost Tribe from Richmond, and some old friends are playing as well including The Casualties and Valient Thorr. It's gonna be crucial - the punk rock road trip destination of the Summer. Consider yourselves warmly invited! (GWAR will thank us for bringing them more humans to eat."
Strike Anywhere's new release, In Defiance of Empty Times, will be available on August 28th. Two sets were recorded last year, in Rochester last July and Richmond last September, and merged together for this very special release. "Side Rochester" features six songs captured from Strike Anywhere's acoustic performance alongside labelmates Polar Bear Club, while "Side Richmond" was recorded during a benefit show for the IWW on the eve of the Occupy Movement in RVA. Pre-order a copy of the album here