American hardcore heroes, and Noisecreep favorites, Expire will be releasing a new album entitled Pendulum Swings next month. Their first full-length for the minds at Bridge Nine Records, the band is beyond excited about the album: "I know it's what every band is 'supposed to say' about their newest records, but these are no question the best Expire songs to date," says guitarist Zach Dear. "We've been working extremely hard and can only hope that people will be as siked as we are on the finished product."

Most recently, Expire was named one of Alternative Press Magazine's 100 Bands You Need to Know. The combo will be hit the touring circuit beginning on April 16 with the Mongoloids, then a North American tour in May and June with Cold World. The group's full itinerary below.

To help celebrate the upcoming release of Pendulum Swings and their tour, Noisecreep asked Zach Dear to give us five cities they'll be performing in soon and some newer hardcore bands we should all check out from each place. Check out his list below and make sure you click on those links for some great tuneage!


Expire's Zach Dear tells Noisecreep Some Hardcore Bands to Check Out From Five Cities They Will Be Hitting on Their Next Tour

St. Louis, Mo.

(Check out Out of Time and Everything Went Black)

"St. Louis is the first show of our upcoming tour and it has always been a second home to us. We tend to catch ourselves overplaying there because we get to see so many friends and every show is incredible. There's a dope Chinese buffet that we hit every time we're in town. And they have a free zoo, so tight."

Cedar Falls, Iowa

(Check out Black Ice)

"We played one of our first shows in Cedar Falls in the basement of a house I used to live in. Two years later we played that same basement and there were over 150 kids packed in it. Iowa is a place that gets passed up on a lot of band's tours, huge mistake. The kids give a shit and the vibe is perfect. No attitudes, no bullshit."

Bridge Nine

Buffalo, N.Y.

(Check out Malfunction and Goodbye Cruel World)

"Buffalo is a city that only gets better with time. Every time we're there it's absolutely bananas. Between the locals and all of the kids from Canada that drive down, the pit is always insane. Joe and Zak keep shows coming through there and the kids always show their appreciation for every band rolling through. A definite must on any band's tour."

Minneapolis, Minn.

(Check out Mourner and Relentless)

"Odds are if you hit Minneapolis you'll be playing a floor show at The Beat. The city and kids vibe great. No shitty egos, everyone is just pumped for a show. The hardcore scene was on the low for a while with the influx of Christian metalcore but it's rapidly coming back. Don't sleep on Minneapolis. And make sure to hit up Mesa Pizza after the show."

Ann Arbor/Detroit, Mich.

(Check out Face Reality)

"The now defunct Metal Frat in Ann Arbor was by far one of the best venues/scenes we've ever played as a band. Eastern Michigan as a whole has an amazing hardcore scene. We would play in the basement of a legitimate fraternity and they were some of the most insane shows we've ever played. Much respect to John Hein and anyone else who helped with shows there."

Expire's new album, Pendulum Swings, will hit stores on May 22 via Bridge Nine. The band filmed a tour documentary last summer and the first installment can be seen below:

Watch Expire's Tour Documentary


Catch Expire on tour:

Apr 16 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer

Summerville, SC @ Summerville American Legion

Apr 17 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer

Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox

Apr 18 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer

Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's

Apr 19 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer

Blackwood, NJ @ Whitman Square Mens Club

Apr 20 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer, Suburban Scum, Colony, Afterhours

Newburgh, NY @ Pub 151

Apr 21 - NEW ENGLAND METAL FEST -

Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Apr 22 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer

Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home

Apr 23 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer

Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge

Apr 24 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer

Whitesburg, KY @ Letcher County Tourism Building

Apr 25 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer

Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton

Apr 26 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Rotting Out, Wrong Answer, FocusedXMinds, Divided

Covington, KY @ Bangarang's -

Apr 28 - Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer

Chicago, IL @ The Rumble 2012

May 04 - Expire

Canada - Toronto, ON @ Kapisanan

May 05 - Expire

Canada - Gatineau, QC @ The Odyssée

May 06 - Expire, Withdrawal, Hollow Earth

Canada - St Catharines, ON @ City Lights

May 11 - Expire, Cold World, Dead End Path

Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

May 12 - Expire, Cold World, Dead End Path

Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox

May 13 - Expire, Cold World, Dead End Path

Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

May 14 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path, Suburban Scum

Smithtown, NY @ Smithtown Masonic Temple

May 16 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Redwood Art Space

May 17 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class

May 18 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome

May 19 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Arlington, IL @ Knights of Columbus

May 20 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Minneapolis, MN @ The Beat

May 21 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Des Moines, IA @ All Play

May 22 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Denver, CO @ TBA

May 23 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Lake Foursquare

May 24 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Boise, ID @ The Venue

May 28 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse

May 29 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Anaheim, CA @ Mirror Image Studios

May 30 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe

May 31 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Mesa, AZ @ The Underground

Jun 01 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Las Cruces, NM @ Las Cruces Event Center

Jun 02 - Expire, Backtrack, Harms Way, Dead End Path

Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas

Jun 04 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Dallas, TX @ TBA

Jun 04 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Metairie, LA @ The Cypress

Jun 05 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Birmingham, AL @ TBA

Jun 06 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

Jun 07 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm

Jun 08 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom

Jun 09 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Atlanta, GA @ The Shop

Jun 10 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

Jun 11 - Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path

Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop