If you’re like us, you were introduced to Indiana’s Church Tongue when a video of the band setting their guitarist (Chris Sawicki) on fire went viral last year. The act was one of the most insane displays of punk we’ve ever seen, and now the band are here to deliver a new record to shake the hardcore scene. Church Tongue guitarist Nicko Calderon took some time to talk to us about the upcoming record, Heart Failure, and why they started setting people on fire in the first place.
Being that HXC is a DIY magazine, there’s nothing we love more than DIY-touring. Well, except when a guitarist is intentionally set on fire mid-set. We may love that more.
Beartooth’s string of DIY midwest and southern tour dates began with a blaze last night in Indiana, where Church Tongue lit their guitarist, Chris Sawicki, aflame during one of their songs. Whoever says punk is dead clearly just can’t stand the heat, because this is punk-fucking-rock.
See the footage below.