FISTULA’s split seven-inch with Come To Grief, as well as their recently issued split with -(16)- , serves as the first wave of an ongoing split seven-inch series celebrating FISTULA’s twenty years of sonic misery.
“2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of this band,” relays FISTULA vocalist Dan Harrington, “and we wanted to do something different. We reached out to old friends and the very artists who helped inspire us to create this kind of music to release a series of split EPs. The split seven-inches with Come To Grief and -(16)- are now available, a split with Hemdale will be available during our May tour dates with Come To Grief and split twelve-inches with Buzzov*en and Fister will be released towards the end of the year. We also look forward to touring the UK and Europe in the fall with our Italian brothers Grime.”
Each limited edition seven-inch is available in various color variants. The Come To Grief / FISTULA split is also available on cassette. To order, visit THIS LOCATION.
FISTULA will kick off their spring tour with Come To Grief on May 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and trample thirteen venues through May 13th in Portland, Maine with Cough and No Funeral to appear on select shows. The band will also appear on Auston Terror Fest this June.
See confirmed dates below.
FISTULA w/ Come To Grief: 5/01/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA 5/02/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Cough 5/03/2018 Maywood Tavern – Raleigh, NC 5/04/2018 529 Bar – Atlanta, GA 5/05/2018 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR 5/06/2018 Fubar – St. Louis, MO 5/07/2018 Rock Island Brewing Co. – Rock Island, IL w/ No Funeral 5/08/2018 Eagles 34 – Minneapolis, MN w/ No Funeral 5/09/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ No Funeral 5/10/2018 Black Circle Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, I 5/11/2018 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY 5/12/2018 The Irish Wolf Pub – Scranton, PA 5/13/2018 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME 6/16/2018 Austin Terror Fest – Austin. TX w/ Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Buzzov*en, Come To Grief, more
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 the miserable kings of sludgecore.
“…miserable… At its fastest, it sounds like FISTULA is on the hunt. At its slowest, it’s like walking down a gray, expansive hallway with no end in sight.” — Metal Injection
“…a delicious mix of sludge, with a hint of hardcore and doom. A pulsing bass courtesy of Greg Peel undergirds the impenetrable riffs, while Dan Harrington’s anguished vocals command your focus.” — The Sludgelord
“…super-slow-mo suffering…” — Hellbound
“For the doom and sludge nerds out there, this record is like a godsend. With just seven inches of wax these bands say more than almost all of their peers. In a crowded genre it is reassuring to have something so unabashedly heavy and balls-out devastating to point to and say, ‘That – that is the sort of heaviness that I love.’” — Two Guys Metal Reviews
“It’s so easy for splits like this to sound too samey but both Come To Grief and FISTULA have injected their musical personalities into it. The former brings you down and the latter is more upbeat, but they’re both very adept at what they do and I can see that this split series in gonna be a whole lot of heavy.” — This Noise Is Ours