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New Jersey’s progressive/regressive instrumental metal duo A Fucking Elephant has loaded up the shrimp wharf with several weeks of provisions for their latest string of shows. The January 2013 tour insanity will kick in this Friday with a semi-local show in New Brunswick, followed by over two weeks of additional cities throughout the East Coast and upper crust of the Midwest set to get the gruesome twosome’s mangled instrumentally-challenging/vocally-challenged live molestation. The duo is touring in support of their greasy new Seven Inches 7”, set for emission via the band’s own Nefarious Industries officially on January 22nd.

A new release from Atlanta’s Campaign – at two tracks the 7″ is short even by their standards – and it’s another solid addition to a strong catalogue that has been developed over recent years. These two songs are harsher and grittier than past releases, but have less of the melodic presence of earlier EP’s like H1N1 and It Likes To Party. Tracing the development of the band through their last four releases, you can see a departure from catchier hardcore to more straightforward punk.