After stints fronting both Gallows and Pure Love, hardcore hero Frank Carter‘s been going strong with his new band, The Rattlesnakes, for the better part of a year. 2015 saw two big releases, the Rotten EP and the Blossom full-length, not to mention plenty of steady touring. Today, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes maintain the pace with a brand new single, ‘Snake Eyes’.

Fans of the first two Rattlesnakes efforts should thoroughly enjoy this balls-to-the-wall hardcore jam, a snarling four-minute beast of thudding percussion, the constant barrage of feedback, and truly uplifting lines like “Clearer days are all but forgotten.” Yet amid all this sound and fury, Carter and Co. know a thing or two about pacing and melody, infusing the track with a bit of pep and a fairly solid groove. Listen in below.

‘Snake Eyes’ comes a week before the band embarks on a tour of the U.K. and Europe through much of the summer. The jaunt includes several festival dates (Download, Rockcamp, Lowlands, Reading and Leeds, etc.), plus gigs alongside Bad Religion and The Bronx. Consult the full schedule below.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes 2016 Tour Dates:
10/06 – Austria, Nova Rocks Festival
12/06 – Donington Park, Download Festival
18/06 – Germany, Rockcamp Festival
24/06 – Germany, Docks W/ Bad Religion
25/06 – Netherlands, Jera On Air
28/06 – Netherlands, Doornroosje *
29/06 – Denmark, Roskilde Festival
02/07 – Germany, Vainstream Rockfest
03/07 – France, Les Eurockeenes De Belfort
07/07 – Spain, Resurrection Festival
11/07 – Germany, Fzw Freizeitzentrum West #
12/07 – Germany, Das Bett #
13/07 – Germany, Hansa 39 #
14/07 – Norway, Slottsfjell Festival
16/07 – Belgium, Dour Festival
17/07 – Finland, Ilosaarirock
22/07 – Czech Republic, Mighty Sounds Festival
11/08 – Sweden, Way Out West
13/08 – Germany, Pure & Crafted Festival
19/08 – Netherlands, Lowlands Festival
20/08 – Germany, New Noise Festival
26/08 – Reading, Reading Festival
27/08 – Leeds, Leeds Festival

* = w/ Bad Religion
# = w/ The Bronx

By Chris Coplan

Over the last seven years, Chris has held a number of titles in music journalism, including news writer, reviewer, and columnist. He lives in Chicago, a mere stone's throw from Lake Michigan, and owns a dog he didn't want to name Blade.