Year Of The Knife Surprise Release New EP “Dust To Dust”

Year Of The Knife have surprise released a new EP titled “Dust To Dust.“ The effort features three songs including “CTRL+C,” “Victim,” and the title track. Vocalist Madi Watkins said the following about the EP:

“’The Dust to Dust’ EP is a product of everything we’ve been inspired by since our last record. We used the unexpected downtime to focus all of our energy on writing, and wanted to combine our existing sound with these new influences to push our boundaries and make our most pissed songs yet. This EP is an evolution in the direction of our sound while staying true to the core of our inspiration and values. Being straight edge is something that has always connected and driven the band, and that is still heavily present. Building from that thematic foundation, my lyrics are through the lens of my own experiences and demons.”

Unearth, Misery Index, And Year Of The Knife Announce European/UK Tour

Unearth, Misery Index, and Year Of The Knife will be hitting the road on a European/UK tour next year. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/01 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard
04/02 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
04/03 Munchen, GER – Backstage
04/04 Freiburg, GER – Crash
04/05 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
04/06 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
04/07 Leeds, UK – The Warehouse
04/08 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
04/09 Lille, FRA – The Black Lab
04/10 Paris, FRA – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
04/11 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
04/12 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
04/13 Cottbus, GER – Gladhouse
04/14 Leer, GER – Zollhaus
04/15 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ Chemnitz
04/16 Ostrava, CZE – Barrak Music Club
04/17 Berlin, GER – SO36
04/18 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
04/19 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
04/20 Gothenburg, SWE – Musikens Hus
04/21 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Knocked Loose, Terror, Counterparts, Etc. At 2022 Outbreak Fest

Some pro-shot footage from this year’s Outbreak Fest in Manchester, UK has been shared online. You can watch sets from Knocked Loose, Terror, Basement, Counterparts, Year Of The Knife, The Flex, and Fiddlehead below:

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Year Of The Knife Performing With Madison Watkins On Lead Vocals

During Year Of The Knife’s recent live shows, bassist Madison Watkins has been handling lead vocals in place of Tyler Mullen. You can see pro-shot footage of Watkins fronting the band at the Outbreak Fest in Manchester, UK below. It’s worth noting that the band have yet to comment on Mullen’s absence.

[via The PRP]

Year Of The Knife Announce European/UK Tour

Year Of The Knife have announced a European/UK tour. The trek will take place this June.

Tour Dates:

06/10 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
06/11 Schweinfurt, GER – Stattbahnhof
06/12 Cham, GER – L.A. Cham
06/13 Cologne, GER – Gebaude 9
06/14 Rostock, GER – M.A.U. Glub
06/15 Weimar, GER – Gerber 3
06/16 Gottingen, GER – Exil
06/17 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard
06/18 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ
06/19 Saarbrucken, GER – Reality Bites
06/20 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
06/21 Gent, BEL – De Chinastraat
06/22 London, UK – The Black Heart
06/23 Leeds, UK – Boom
06/24 Stretford, UK – Outbreak Fest
06/25 Paris, FRA – Le Gibus
06/26 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

Year Of The Knife Announce January East Coast Tour

Year Of The Knife have announced a January East Coast tour with Shackled, Kruelty (select shows), and Despize. Here’s the dates:

01/05 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (feat. Kruelty)
01/06 Winston-Salem, NC – Break Time (feat. Kruelty)
01/07 Atlanta, GA – The Dog House (feat. Kruelty)
01/08-09 Tampa, FL – FYA Fest
01/10 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
01/11 Richmond, VA – The Camel
01/12 Smyrna, DE – Smyrna Opera House
01/13 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
01/14 Brampton, ON – Spot 1 Music Hall (YOTK only)

Year Of The Knife Premiere New Song “Premonitions Of You”

Year Of The Knife have premiered a new song titled “Premonitions Of You.” This track is from the band’s new album “Internal Incarceration,” which will be released on August 7. Tyler Mullen commented:

“‘Premonitions Of You‘ was written about watching someone’s self destruction over the years leave them with no support system. No family, no friends. No real love or hope. It’s about a person relying on external things to help them, but they don’t see that internally it’s those same things leading them to their own demise.”

Year Of The Knife Premiere New Song “Manipulation Artist”

Year Of The Knife have premiered a new song titled “Manipulation Artist” via Revolver. This track is from the band’s new album “Internal Incarceration,” which will be released on August 7. Tyler Mullen commented:

“This song is about questioning your own sanity while you are trapped in a cycle of abuse from a manipulative, toxic partner. One day of happiness overshadows the pain until it starts all over again.”

Year Of The Knife To Release New Album “Internal Incarceration” In August

Year Of The Knife have announced that they will be releasing their new album, “Internal Incarceration,” on August 7. Two songs from the effort, “Virtual Narcotic” and “Sick Statistic,” can be found below:

“Internal Incarceration” Track Listing:

01. “This Time”
02. “Virtual Narcotic”
03. “Stay Away”
04. “Manipulation Artist”
05. “Final Tears”
06. “Internal Incarceration”
07. “Premonitions Of You”
08. “Though The Eyes”
09. “Sick Statistic”
10. “Eviction”
11. “Nothing To Nobody”
12. “Get It Out”
13. “DDM”

Madison Watkins said the following about the group’s motivation for the record:

“Almost every straight edge person I know has been touched by loss. Those experiences can make you feel alone, but they’re something a lot of people within hardcore have gone through and can relate to. People that gravitate towards this music often have this darkness in their lives, but hardcore can be a beacon where they can find community and relief. It can be a really incredible outlet for getting that negativity out and finding people who understand you.”

Year Of The Knife To Livestream In-Studio Performance

Since virtually everyone is stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Year Of The Knife are teaming up with Hate5six to livestream a performance from Landmine Studios in New Jersey. The set will take place on March 20 at 6pm EST/3pm PST.