Age Of Paranoia, the new album by Dutch hardcore punk kingpins VITAMIN X, is out today via Southern Lord.
Recorded by Igor Wouters at ARC Studios in Amsterdam, and including special guest guitar solos by J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr., Witch), and Bubba Dupree (Void, Soundgarden, Dave Grohl’s Probot, Brant Bjork). Age Of Paranoia offers sixteen volatile tracks, packed into a succinct, white-knuckled twenty-eight minutes. The album surges with rapid-fire punk angst, replete with ripping rock leads and raised-fist, group-chanting anthems. The cover artwork was created by Marald (Baroness, Kylesa, High On Fire).
Age Of Paranoia is out now on LP, CD, and digital formats; find physical bundles HERE and digital at Bandcamp HERE as well as through all digital providers.
VITAMIN X will be performing the material from Age Of Paranoia at fests and shows throughout 2018, including a newly-confirmed release show for the album on June 22nd. Check out the listings so far below and stay tuned for more tour dates to be announced throughout the year.
VITAMIN X Tour Dates:
6/15/2018 TBA – SP
6/16/2018 Valles Escrema Fest – Montornes del Valles, SP
6/22/2018 – OCCII, Amsterdam NL *Age Of Paranoia release show
7/06/2018 Flugplatz – Zwickau, DE
7/07/2018 RIIP Fest – Tours, FR
7/14/2018 Woodstick Fest – Lage, DE
8/03/2018 TBA – Wroclaw, PL
8/04/2018 Novy – Jicin, CZ
8/05/2018 TBA – Bratislava, SK
9/07/2018 Chimpyfest – London, UK
9/14/2018 Punk Rock Weekend Fest – Stockholm, SE
9/15/2018 TBA – Troisdorf, DE
“Fast, furious, overflowing with energy and slam happy anthems, Age of Paranoia is a heavyweight, Hardcore monster that should, and deserves to, find a home in every HC kids, both young and old, record collection and on every single punk rock stereo in scene-land. Welcome to the Age of Paranoia. It’s time to take your vitamins…” – Mass Movement
”One of the best and most important hardcore bands today” – Profane Existence
”Excellent and addictive, gathering the best of punk and metal: one part hardcore punk, another Motörhead” – Metal Advisor
“the supreme thrash band in all of current rock ‘n’ roll” – Maximum Rocknroll