No!!!!!!!!!!!! But, yes — it’s true.
Due to circumstances beyond their control, Cleveland hardcore heavyweights Ringworm have been forced to cancel their U.S. tour.
The trek was slated to kick off on October 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Openers The Greenery are no doubt bummed the tour’s been squashed.
Ringworm’s fifth album, Scars, came out on July 19 on Victory Records.
According to a press release, Ringworm — formed in 1991 — “rise above with the brutal new release to remind fans why they are the pioneering visionaries of the hardcore genre known as ‘crossover.’ The extreme hardcore veterans fiercely knock out the competition with the unleashing of their most heavy-hitting, thrash-inspired metal album yet.
“The onslaught of dancing guitars, poly-rhythmic drums, and raw vocals is what has shot Ringworm to the apex of the metal scene,” it continues. “After two decades of combating the world with pure metal talent, Ringworm stands strong as a quintet of music masterminds that show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.”