Escuela Grind

New England extreme metal powerhouse, Escuela Grind , today drops the new single/video, " Always Watching You ". Recorded at Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity studio with producer Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Cave In), "Always Watching You" is taken from Escuela Grind's as-yet-untitled new LP, set for an autumn release via MNRK Heavy.

Stream the video for "Always Watching You," directed by Zack Perez for Astral Media below.

“Most of "Always Watching You" was written in a practice space by Jesse and Krissy, and refined during soundchecks we had over the year," offers Escuela Grind vocalist Katerina Economou . "I've had this desire to write a song where I could portray the obsessive-stalker-girl archetype through lyrics for a while. Although not physically threatening, it's really interesting that society is so terrified of this stereotype. In "Always Watching You", I wanted this fantastical, Nightmare on Elm Street-style imagery that was rooted in the gore and horror of death metal. Themes of parasocial relationships, anxieties from social media, and an omnipresent algorithm are strongly observed in this song and throughout the entire album."


In sync with the release of " Always Watching You " and as part of its seemingly unending live gauntlet, Escuela Grind will launch European tour dates with Finnish grindcore band, Rotten Sound, on May 3. The 'Europe & UK Domination' tour will launch in Berlin, Germany and run through May 18 in Ypres, Belgium.

Escuela Grind + Rotten Sound   'Europe & UK Domination' tour :

May 3 Dresden, Germany Music Match (Escuela Grind only)
May 4 Berlin, Germany Reset
May 5 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
May 6 Kassel, Germany Goldgrube
May 7 Stuttgart, Germany JuHa West
May 8 Bochum, Germany Die Trompete
May 9 Alkmaar, Netherlands Hemelvaartse Herrie
May 10 London, UK The Black Heart (as part of Incineration Festival)
May 11 Manchester, UK 0161 Festival
May 12 Plymouth, UK The Junction
May 13 Newcastle,UK The Head of Steam
May 14 Nottingham, UK Ye Olde Salutation Inn
May 15 Glasgow, UK Audio Glasgow
May 16 Birmingham, UK The Devil's Dog
May 18 Ypres, Belgium Vort'n Vis

"EUROPE! We're coming back to crush a bunch of shows with our homies in Rotten Sound, plus a few SICK festivals like Incineration, Music Match, 0161 Festival and Vort 'N Vis Festival," says Escuela Grind . "We're stoked to bring the Nike and New Balance-shod feet of Escuela Grind back to Europe to grind posers into jelly and go crazy with friends old and new. Plus we'll have new music out and we'll be playing even more songs from our NEW ALBUM! Come on out to these shows, grind your face off, two-step, stage dive, meet your new bestie, make an arch nemesis, get spin-kicked in the face by a 17-year-old drinking Radler, buy some merch. It's gonna rule! See you there!"

Unquestionably one of the hardest working bands in music today, Escuela Grind will follow the team-up with Rotten Sound with a seven-week summer tour of Europe that will launch on June 21 in Lubbock, DE. The tour will run from June through August and include a slew of high profile festival appearances. The full itinerary is as follows:

June 21 Lubeck, DE @ Treibsand

June 22 Copenhagen, DN @ Copenhell

June 25 Koln, DE @ Sonic Ballroom

June 27 Mannheim, DE @ 7er Club

June 28 Hauteville, SW @ Abyss Festival

June 29 Hamburg, DE @ Not A Phase Festival

July 2 St. Etienne, FR @ Clermont Ferrand

July 3 Saint-Jean-de-Vegas, FR @ Secret Place

July 4 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Razzmatazz

July 5 Madrid, ES @ The Basement Club

July 6 Porto, PT @ Barracuda Rock Club

July 7 Portugalete, ES @ Groove Estudios Y Ensayos

July 10 Karlsruhe, DE @ TBA

July 11 Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE @ Dong Open Air

July 12 Munchen, DE @ Kulturzentrum Backstage

July 13 Velenje, SI @ Vratolom Open Air

July 14 Bratislava, SI @ TBA

July 23 Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo

July 30 Lindau, DE @ Club Vaudeville

August 1 Leipzig, DE @ Soltmann

August 2 Berlin, DE @ Resist To Exist Festival

August 3 Granichen, CH @ Open Air Granichen

August 4 Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FR @ Sylak Open Air

August 8 Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault

August 9 Dortmund, DE @ FZW

August 10 Vinelz, CH @ Openair Am Bierlersee

August 13 Copenhagen, DN @ Stengade

August 14 Hannover, DE @ Bei Chez Heinz

August 17 Moderna, IT @ Pignoletto Fest

August 24 Malmo, SE @ Malmo Massacre