HANK3, the most famous hellbilly rock n’ roll outlaw of all time, is dropping his two new albums, double country disc Brothers of the 4×4 and single punk disc A Fiendish Threat (by his new project “3”) today via HANK3 Records. Both albums are also available in a double LP edition. The entirety of both records are streaming now with CraveOnline.com exclusively for the next 24 hours, so listen now at this link and buy the records here: (Brothers of the 4×4) (A Fiendish Threat)
Besides living the songs’ subject matter first, HANK3 sang and played both guitar and drums on both. As if pulling triple duty wasn’t enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed HANK3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records.
A Fiendish Threat is a rippingly fast blast of sounds reminiscent of The Misfits, Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, The Ramones and other punk rock greats that are as much a part of HANK3‘s musical identity as his country roots. Brothers of the 4×4 is straight country, and the realness of it shines throughout the record like moonlight hitting a mason jar of corn liquor- it ain’t always the smoothest, and it doesn’t come wrapped in a fancy package, but it’s 100% pure whoop-ass in a bottle that gets the job done quicker and better and reminds you of where you originally came from once you figure out what just hit you.
HANK3 recently announced the second leg of this tour, hitting major south western cities this month. When HANK3 hits the road, he hits it much harder than most. HANK3 shows are legendary for their length and intensity, averaging three hours a night, starting with a country set and ending with whatever his latest musical experiment happens to be. The man goes full throttle all the time, every time, as anyone who has ever been to one of his innumerable shows will attest.
See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
HANK3 TOUR DATES:
10/1 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
10/3 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
10/4 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe
10/5 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/6 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/8 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/9 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10/15 – Alta, CA @ Private
10/16 – Redway, CA @ Mateel Community Center
10/18 – Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory
10/19 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
10/20 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
10/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
10/23 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
10/25 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
10/26 – Billings, MT @ The Carlin
10/27 – Minot, ND @ The Original
10/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/30 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
For more information on HANK3, please visit www.Hank3.com.