BACKWOODS PAYBACK Unveil New Album Details [Teaser Video]; Live Dates Including MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist,

Pennsylvania’s grunge exuding, alternative rocking, sludgy maestros of sound, BACKWOODS PAYBACK, have just announced the details of their new studio album release.

Future Slum” will arrive via CD, Vinyl, and Digital formats on August 3rd. Riff Relevant is psyched to be sharing its album artwork, track list, and a teaser video for the upcoming record.

The newest music from the trio of Mike Cummings (guitar / vocals), Jessica Baker (bass), and Erik Larson (drums) was recorded and mixed February 2018, by Mike Bardzik at Noisy Little Critter in Downingtown, PA. It was mastered at The Mastering House by Tom Volpicicelli, and features artwork from Nick Potts.

Check out more details below, including the revelation that Royal Thunder‘s Mlny Parsonz appears on an album track, along with the teaser video for BACKWOODS PAYBACK‘s “Future Slum” album.

Track listing:

1. Pirate Smile
2. Lines
3. Whatever [feat. Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder)]
4. It Ain’t Right
5. Threes
6. Cinderella
7. Generals
8. Big Enough
9. Alone
10. Lucky

In related news, BACKWOODS PAYBACK will kick off some live dates this coming weekend, June 2nd, at the Shreading Festival 3 in Sinking Spring, PA. The string of live performances will include the band’s very first appearance at this year’s Riff Relevant-sponsored MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 on Day 3, Sunday, June 24th. Find them all listed below the video.


June 2 @ Willow Glen Park, Sinking Spring, PA – SHREADING Festival 3 [INFO]
June 7 @ Century Bar, Pennsylvania, PA w/ The Well, Clamfight [INFO]
June 24 @ Cafe 611, Frederick, MD – The MARYLAND DOOM Fest 2018 [INFO]

July 19 @ Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY w/ Godmaker, Set Fire & Neither God Nor Master [INFO]
July 20 @ Shakers, Oakdale, NY
July 21 @ 33 Golden Street, New London, CT w/ Owl Maker, Set Fire & Witchkiss [INFO]
July 22 @ O’Briens, Allston, MA
July 23 @ Meatlocker, St. Monclair, N.J. w/ Witchkiss & The Age Of Truth [INFO]
July 24 @ Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA

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