American Head Charge continue to make a racket. The Minneapolis band, which rose to prominence in the early '00s, will drop a new EP, 'Shoot,' on July 23. They will also kick off their first leg of the Shoot Tour on Aug. 2 in Madison, Wis., making it a busy summer for the band.

Of the self-released EP, bassist and co-founder Chad Hanks said, "We're extremely proud of this little gem. For an EP, it was a long, arduous process that spanned five states and six studios, but we persevered and succeeded."

Hanks and co. believe that the heavy music scene needs a kick in the you-know-what, and they are here to deliver it. "This is our first major step back into the game, and the next step in serving up a full-length AHC record," he said. Without a drop of modesty, he finished, "The 'heavy music scene' is even worse off than we left it six years ago. We're looking to rectify that." Fans can pre-order the EP here and look at bundle options, as well.

As for the tour, AHC will be joined by Blue Felix and Psychostick. "We're all very excited to go out and tour the U.S. in support of our new EP," said Hanks. "It's been a year since we've been on the road, and we're more than ready to deliver the goods. Prepare yourselves, America." Consider that your warning, people!

'Shoot' EP Track Listing:

1. 'Writhe'

2. 'Set Yourself on Fire'

3. 'Sugars of Someday'

4. 'Sand'

5. 'Rock N Roll Ni**er' (Patti Smith cover)

American Head Charge's 'Shoot' Tour Dates:

8/2 – Madison, Wis. | The Regent Street Retreat #

8/3 – Wausau, Wis. | The Fillmore #

8/4 – Des Moines, Iowa | Woolys #

8/7 – Louisville, Ky. | Diamond Pub & Billiards #

8/8 – Cleveland, Ohio | Peabody's ^

8/9 – Kokomo, Ind. | Centerstage Bar & Grill *

8/10 – Birch Run, Mich. | Dirt Fest ^

8/11 – St. Joseph, Mich. | Czar's 505 *

8/13 – Nashville, Tenn. | 12th And Porter *

8/16 – Oklahoma City, Okla. | Chameleon Room *

8/17 – Houston, Texas | Scout Bar *

8/18 – Dallas, Texas | Trees *

8/20 – Austin, Texas | Dirty Dog *

8/21 – San Antonio, Texas | Tequila Rock Room *

8/23 – Sauget, Ill. | Pops %

8/24 – Sandusky, Ohio | The Underground ~

8/27 – Trenton, N.J. | Championships %

8/28 – Amityville, N.Y. | Revolution %

8/29 – Newark, Del. | Mojo Main %

8/30 – White Marsh, Md. | House Of Rock %

8/31 – Albany, N.Y. | Bogies %

9/1 – Syracuse, N.Y. | Mac's Bad Art Bar %

9/3 – Toledo, Ohio | Frankie's %

9/4 – Joliet, Ill. | Mojoes %

9/5 – Milwaukee, Wis.| The Rave %

9/6 – Minneapolis, Minn. | First Avenue Mainroom

# = w/ Blue Felix, Dead Horse Trauma

* = w/ Psychostick, Willpowerless

^ = w/ Psychostick, Blue Felix, Dead Horse Trauma

% = w/ Psychostick, Gabriel And The Apocalypse

~ = American Head Charge only