HAWK Release New Single "Counter Ops"

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HAWK - formerly known as This or the Apocalypse, have released their second single “Counter Ops” ahead of Rage Fest with Crown The Empire, Attila, Veil of Maya, and Gideon, which begins tonight (July 26th) in Sacramento, CA.

Recorded by the band in their Lancaster, PA studio and mixed/mastered by Andreas Magnusson (Fit For A King, Thousand Below), vocalist Ricky Armellino spoke about his frame of mind behind the lyrics “Counter Ops is just a description of how I feel when I look at the internet.” Adding, “people have gotten toxic enough that they don’t even argue, they actually pretend to be someone ‘on the other side’, they say a bunch of unhinged shit, then they go back to their clubs so that they can all complain about it. I don’t like clubs.

HAWK kicked-off their summer touring earlier this month, supporting Ice Nine Kills, and will now cross the country as a part of the Crown The Empireheadlined Rage Fest, along with Attila, Veil of Maya, and Gideon.


Rage Fest
July 26th Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
July 27th Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
July 29th Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
July 30th Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Aug 1st Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theater
Aug 2nd Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
Aug 3rd Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Aug 4th Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Aug 6th Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
Aug 7th Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Aug 9th Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Aug 10th Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
Aug 11th Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Aug 13th Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
Aug 14th Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Aug 15th Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse* w/ Veil of Maya only
Aug 16th Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Aug 17th Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
Aug 18th Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Aug 20th Destin, FL @ Club L.A
Aug 21st Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Aug 23rd Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
Aug 24th Tucson, AZ @ Encore (Club XS)
Aug 25th San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

w/ Veil of Maya, Gideon
Aug 26th Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl

w/ Attila
Aug 27th Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
Aug 28th El Paso, TX @ RockHouse
Aug 30th Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Aug 31st Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
Sept 1st Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room

Rickie McCanna