ENGLISH DOGS ‘Forward Into Battle’ Lineup Reunites For North American Headlining Tour

In 1980, British punk / metal crossover band ENGLISH DOGS were formed and gained immediate acclaim with top 10 indie chart releases. Though these initial releases were more straight-forward punk rock, the band’s metal leanings appeared on the highly acclaimed “Forward Into Battle”

In 1980, British punk / metal crossover band ENGLISH DOGS was formed and gained immediate acclaim with top 10 indie chart releases. Though these initial releases were more straight-forward punk rock, the band’s metal leanings appeared on the highly acclaimed “Forward Into Battle” record, released in 1985. The seminal album was a major influence on bands such as METALLICA and SEPULTURA, and this year the “Forward Into Battle” lineup of founding-member Andrew “Pinch” Pinching (also of THE DAMNED), Graham “Gizz” Butt (ex-PRODIGY, THE MORE I SEE) and Adie Bailey has re-grouped to again bring that record to life for North America. Support on the trek will come from THE CASUALTIES, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and HAVOK.

Commented Gizz: “In 1984 to 1986, me , Pinch and Adie were writing and recording some of the most important and influential songs of our lives and our ‘Forward into Battle’ album was the peak of our success. The American fans completely got it. Crossover had arrived!! Our 1985 debut USA tour exploded with sellout shows and sights we’d never seen before, queues half a mile down the street, moshpits and circle pits all night long. We have finally reunited to achieve a dream that has been going on for over 25 years. To realize the entire ‘Forward Into Battle’ album, along with ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’ EP, another ambitious milestone, live in all their glories, to North America.”

Added founding ENGLISH DOGS member Pinch: “We were young and hungry for a musical challenge. The hardcore punk scene had become stagnant and new territories needed exploring. Adding Gizz to the band let us off the leash and we were able to wander down any musical alley we chose. We were 20 years old when we recorded ‘Forward Into Battle’, playing way beyond our abilities as musicians and lacking the studio technology to capture it. Now, 25 years later, we will finally be able to do this album justice, sonically. Live and in your face, the genre we helped to create is going once more ‘Forward Into Battle’.”

ENGLISH DOGS “Forward Into Battle” tour dates:

Feb. 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Feb. 11 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
Feb. 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
Feb. 13 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
Feb. 14 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Feb. 15 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Feb. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
Feb. 17 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Feb. 21 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Feb. 22 – Portland, OR @ Branx
Feb. 23 – Oakland, CA @ The Pound
Feb. 24 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
Feb. 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater

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