Child Bite to Crash Capital City, Premieres Song

Motor City’s punk-noise group Child Bite hit the road last week with supporting hardcore acts Against the Grain and Poison Idea for an 11-city spring tour that will stop in Albany tomorrow night.


The North American trek kicked off in Saginaw, Michigan, on Feb. 11 and will come to a close in Grand Rapids on Feb. 21 before Child Bite performs at Berserker Music Fest III in Detroit this March. The band — Shawn Knight (vocals), Sean Clancy (bass), Brandon Sczomak (guitar), Jeff Kraus (drums) — makes an appearance at Albany’s Fuze Box on Thurs., Feb. 18.

With the tour announcement came the much-anticipated drop date for Child Bite’s fourth full-length release Negative Noise due out this April. The forthcoming album is a follow-up to 2010’s The Living Breathing Organ Summer, and the band described the latest 47-minute journey as “furious jabs and paranoia-fueled explosions” that reflects influences like Jesus Lizard and Black Flag. The 12-track record includes the songs “Death Before Dementia,” “Euphoria Saturation Point,” “Vermin Mentality” and “Feed Me Septic Dreams.” Here is the cover art (designed by Knight):


To celebrate their 10-year anniversary, Child Bite submitted a track off of the upcoming LP to the Berserker 2016 sampler. Check out the first listen of “Vermin Mentality” on the playlist below. The sampler was created for the third annual Berserker Music Fest, which is founded and organized by Child Bite’s frontman Knight and his wife Veronica; this year’s lineup features bands like Voivod, Black Tusk, Acid Witch, Shit Life and Ghoul, among others.

Child Bite 2016 Spring Tour Dates:

2/11 Saginaw, MI – Counter Culture *
2/12 Canton, OH – Buzzbin Art & Music *
2/13 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose *
2/14 Brooklyn, NY – Acheron ^
2/15 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall ^
2/16 Wallingford, CT – Cherry Street Station ^
2/17 Somerville, MA – Once ^
2/18 Albany, NY – Fuze Box ^
2/19 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB ^
2/20 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck ^
2/21 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme ^
3/3-5 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple (Berserker Music Fest III)

* with Against the Grain
^ with Poison Idea