The Skinny: Richmond-based metal punks Ramming Speed are thrilled to present “Don’t Let This Stay Here,” a brand new track taken from their recent recording sessions at GodCity Studios with famed producer Kurt Ballou (Skeletonwitch, Converge). The song will act as the A-side of a special, limited-edition 7-inch the band will release in conjunction with their upcoming European tour, which kicks off in Holland on July 17.

It will also be included on their upcoming full-length, due out this fall, while the B-side (“The Wraith”) is exclusive to the 7-inch. Limited quantities are now available for purchase via the Prosthetic webshop and Bandcamp.

The band released the following statement regarding the new song’s message: “‘Don’t Let This Stay Here’ is our reaction to the Edward Snowden leaks that confirmed the U.S. government’s saving of all our phone calls, text messages, emails and web searches in giant server farms. To us, that is fucking terrifying and unacceptable, and this is our rallying cry against it.

The citizens building the first top secret atomic bombs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee were told: ‘What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here.’ This song is for the NSA employees that question what they are doing. It’s for the American civilians feeling betrayed by the breaches of privacy, and it’s for the people at our shows singing along and sharing our frustration. ‘Don’t Let This Stay Here.’ Spread the word.”

Tour Dates:

07/17 – Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo Metalfest Pre-Party (w/ Gama Bomb)
07/19 – Aachen, DE – AZ Aachen
07/20 – Dendermonde, BE – JH Zenith ^
07/21 – Bleibt-Pratteln, CH – Konzertfabrik Z7 (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
07/22 – Bologna, IT – Freakout Club (w/ 7 Seconds)
07/23 – Milano, IT – Lo Fi *
07/24 – Rokycany, CR – Fluff Fest
07/25 – Leipzig, DE – Zoro #
07/26 – Koblenz, DE – SK2 #
07/27 – Stuttgart, DE – Juha West # *
07/29 – Bartislava, SK – Randal Club ^
07/30 – Vienna, AT – Das Bach #
07/31 – Chemnitz, DE – Killed System Festival #
08/01 – Berlin, DE – Stateless Society Festival *
08/02 – Dresden, DE – Chemiefabrik
08/04 – Budapest, HU – Dürer Kert
08/06 – Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault Fest 2015
08/07 – Mannheim, DE – Juz
08/08 – Brussels, BE – Garcia Lorca
08/10 – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
08/13 – London, UK – The Black Heart
08/14 – Leper, BE – Leperfest
08/15 – Thiex, FR – Motocultor Open Air

# w/ Deathrite
^ w/ DRI
* w/ Toxic Holocaust


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