We recently shared that 2016 would be the final year for Mindset being active as a band. Well it was announced on New Years Day that Chicago Powerviolence outfit Weekend Nachos will be following in a similar fashion. Not citing any particular reason for the split, this is taken from a statement on their Facebook: “We would like to announce with both sadness and excitement that 2016 will be the final year as a band for Weekend Nachos… This is not for any reason other than the fact that all good things must eventually come to an end, and we are rapidly approaching the end of our time”
Forming in 2004, the band have been a brutal force in the more extreme realms of Hardcore orientated music, carving out a very respectable place for themselves with four genre defining albums and a whole slew of EP's and split projects. They have maintained creative control over every facet of their musical production throughout their time as a band, and have been known for their extreme DIY ethic, an approach that has helped them gain an extremely dedicated fanbase. However, after 12 years the band have decided that 2016 will be their last active year as Weekend Nachos.
‘Active’ being the operative word.
The band have already started rehearsing, writing and recording for their fifth and final album. Titled ‘Apology’ it is set to be co-released by Relapse Records, Cosmic Note and Deep Six Records, although an actual release date has not yet been confirmed.
As far as touring is concerned, they are still finalising some of the details, but they have two very brief stints of American dates. In February they play Midwest Blood Fest, and then onwards to Darien, Detroit & Indianapolis with Foundation. In May they are currently set to play New York, Boston, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh with The Afternoon Gentleman.
April sees them play 5 dates in Japan, plus the Philipines, Malaysia & Singapore with Primitive Man, Endzweck, Wormrot, Tools Of The Trade & Fight It Out.
In June they are playing at Temples Fest in Bristol. There is no indication of which day yet, but the festival is shaping up to be extremely heavy with confirmed appearances from All Pigs Must Die, Bongripper, Sheer Terror, Iron Reagan & Cough. Temples Fest info HERE
Finally, they have worked with Bloodshed Fest to put together a UK/European tour for October with Wormrot & The Afternoon Gentleman titled ‘Grind Over Europe Tour’. See below for dates and find tour info HERE
06th Oct - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
07th Oct - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
08th Oct - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
09th Oct - Prague, Czech Republic @ Modra Vopice
10th Oct - Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert
11th Oct - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Orto Bar
12th Oct - Munich, Germany @ Feiework
13th Oct - Kassel, Germany @ Goldgrube
14th Oct - Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Bloodshed Fest
15th Oct - London, UK @ Nambucca