As they prepare for the release of their debut full-length Castration Anxiety, Chicago-based industrial duo HIDE have announced a U.S. tour in support of it.  The tour will span 5 weeks and begins April 5th in St. Louis, routing the band from the east coast to the west coast and will close out May 9th in the midwest.  Check out the full routing below.
Due out March 23rd on Dais RecordsCastration Anxiety follows HIDE’s highly acclaimed and politically charged Black Flame EP (2017) and is another demonstration of the duo’s unrelenting fury.  Those familiar with HIDE’s provocative live performances will be accustomed to the hypnotic low-end and sinister vocal delivery that is prevalent on Castration Anxiety. As for those who have yet to witness the raw power of the tempestuous duo, you’ll see this Spring.
HIDE have premiered music videos for two of Castration Anxiety’s singles; first, “Wildfire,” which throbs, pulses and delves deep into the idea of the physical world rejecting its inhabitants (watch the video for “Wildfire” here).  The second single, “Fucked (I Found Heaven)” ratchets up the tempo, ripping apart the status quo’s idea of what constitutes a successful and satisfying way of life, throwing it back in their faces in the form of Sher’s addictive rhythms, shattered EBM-styled samples whipped at the end of a leash, held in check by Gabel’s cathartic delivery.  Watch that video here.
See HIDE on the road this Spring and look for a full stream of Castration Anxiety in advance of street date in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, pre-orders are available here.
April 5  St. Louis, MO @ RKDE
April 6  Louisville, KY @ Cure Lounge
April 7  Cincinnati, OH @ The Yacht Club
April 8  Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
April 10  Boston, MA @ Dorchester Art Project
April 11  Providence, RI @ AS220
April 12  Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
April 13  Philadelphia, PA @ Lacquer
April 14  Baltimore, MD @ Metrogallery
April 15  Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
April 16  Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
April 17  Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
April 19  New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys
April 20  Dallas, TX @ Regal Room
April 22  Austin, TX @ North Door
April 23  El Paso, TX @ The Monarch
April 24  Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
April 25  Phoenix, AZ @ LBX
April 26  Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
April 27  Oakland, CA @ Night Light
April 28  Sacramento, CA @ Colony
April 30  Portland, OR @ The Know
May 1  Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
May 3  Boise, ID @ TBA
May 4  Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
May 6  Denver, CO @ Mutiny Info Cafe
May 7  Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
May 8  Minneapolis, MN @ Eagles Club
May 9  Milwaukee, MI @ Franks Powerplant
Castration Anxiety, Track List: 
1. Fall Down
2. Bound-Severed
3. Close Your Eyes
4. Wear Your Skin
5. Come Undone
8. All Fours