Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

In what is sure to be a misery-laden undertaking of unbridled sonic battery, two of the absolute sludgiest bands, Fistula and Come To Grief, are uniting on tour. That trek will come in the form of the pair’s upcoming May 2018 U.S. tour together.

This soul-crushing journey will commence on May 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and trample thirteen venues through May 13th in Portland, Maine. CoughMidmourner, and No Funeral are to appear on select shows. See confirmed dates below.

Fistula recently issued the first wave of an ongoing split 7″ series celebrating twenty years of sonic battery. Released via PATAC Records, the first two installments find Fistula sharing wax space with Come To Grief and -(16)-.



The band’s split with Come To Grief features two original and categorically scathing unreleased tracks while the second features -(16)- ‘s cover of “Complications” by Killing Joke and Fistula‘s rendition of “Mongoloid,” by Devo. Each limited-edition seven-inch is available in various color variants (all clear vinyl is sold out). The Come To Grief / FISTULA split is also available on cassette.

In related news, Fistula drummer Corey Bing recently contributed some of his favorite albums of 2017 for Riff Relevant’s Year End favorites. See what he served up for his picks here.

FISTULA w/ Come To Grief Tour Dates:

5/01/2018 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
5/02/2018 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Cough
5/03/2018 – Maywood Tavern – Raleigh, NC w/ Midmourner
5/04/2018 – 529 Bar – Atlanta, GA w/ Midmourner
5/05/2018 – White Water Tavern – 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
5/10/2018 – Black Circle Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, IN
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
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