FISTULA Kicks Off Southern Desecration Tour Tonight

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Long-running Ohio sludgecore practitioners FISTULA will release a split seven-inch with Ohio death/grind institution HEMDALE. The EP serves as the latest installment in an ongoing split seven-inch series celebrating FISTULA’s twenty years of audio desolation.

Side A features FISTULA’s “Whore Cancer.” Relays vocalist Dan Harrington, “A few years back, an eccentric weirdo approached us about doing a release… I handled all the technical stuff and it came out great. He started taking on a lot of projects at that time; I advised him to slow down… I didn’t want him to get in over his head and be unable to deliver for his customers. Things started getting strange when he tried to interfere with a release that we had going on with another label. He was trying to remaster our audio (he has no experience in this field) but his attempts were ignored. Then he started taking preorders for releases that were not planned…. Then all was quiet until a hilarious, 40-minute emasculated rant appeared on YouTube. In this video, he starts a bonfire to burn all of his label’s releases and slandered just about anyone you can think of from his roster. The insane ramblings contained in that YouTube rant were then regurgitated into the lyrics of ‘Whore Cancer.'”

Notes HEMDALE guitarist/vocalist Matt Rositano of the Hannah Montana-inspired “Miley” that occupies the B side. “The song ‘Miley’ was a lengthy process. We were big fans for years of her talent and music. The witty humor of the show Hannah Montana was inspired. Excellent acting and vocal work just made for a wonderful viewing experience. The show ended, and we wonder, what now? With Hannah gone, what will this become? Will Miley [Cyrus] triumph over Hannah and stand on her own two feet? The worrying then was just a waste of time. She was a Phoenix rising from the ash of the Hannah Montana show with talent and grace that can’t be stopped. That is when we knew we needed a song as a tribute to such talent. Thus ‘Miley’ the song was written. It was a fast process, as if God was flowing through our instruments. The song really wrote itself. We were just lucky enough to receive it. How could you not be overwhelmed by her talent and create a lasting tribute. FISTULA is a great band and we are really happy to be on a split with them.”

The limited FISTULA/HEMDALE split is out now in two color variants (clear, and pink with white splatter). For preorders go to THIS LOCATION where the recent splits with Come To Grief and -(16)- an also be found.

FISTULA will kick off their Southern Desecration Tour on June 13th. The short, five-date journey leads to and from their performance at this year’s edition of Austin Terror Fest. See all confirmed dates below.

FISTULA – Southern Desecration Tour:
6/13/2018 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
6/14/2018 Ziggy’s – Chattanooga, TN
6/16/2018 Austin Terror Fest – Austin, TX
6/17/2018 Silverleaf – Denton, TX
6/19/2018 Trixie’s Louisville, KY

FISTULA was forged in 1998 by musical partners-in-crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the years, FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as Sloth, Hemdale, The Disease Concept, Accept Death, and so many others. FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a proverbial “bad case of the Mondays.” Nearing two decades of ear-bleeding, FISTULA remains the miserable kings of sludgecore.