Formed in 1980, British punk/heavy metal band English Dogs have influenced some of the biggest names in rock and metal history. Now the boys are back and ready to tour the US! Support will be coming from the fine gentlemen of The Casualties, Toxic Holocaust, and Havok. Check after the jump for all tour dates!
The Forward Into Battle line-up of founding-member Andrew “Pinch” Pinching (also of The Damned), Graham “Gizz” Butt (Ex Prodigy, The More I See) and Adie Bailey have re-grouped.
Gizz comments, “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 Battlealbum was the peak of our success. The American fans completely got it . CROSSOVER HAD ARRIVED !! Our 1985 debut USA tour exploded with sell-out shows and sights we’d never seen before, queues half a mile down the street , mosh pits 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.”
Founding English Dogs member, Pinch, added: “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 F.I.B., 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.”