VIKING Set Release Date For Comeback Album No Child Left Behind; Tracks Streaming

Viking have announced a release date for the long-awaited comeback, No Child Left Behind. The album features drummer Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Dark Angel, Testament, Strapping Young Lad), bassist Michael Gonzalez (Viking, Dark Angel), guitarist Justin Zych (Viking, Zephaniah, Vindicator) and original Viking member Ron Daniel Eriksen on vocals and guitar.

Founded in the spring of 1986 in Los Angeles, Viking released two full-length albums on the Metal Blade label, 1987’s Do Or Die and 1989’s Man Of Straw.
Long hailed as one of the most rare and hard to find speed/thrash metal albums by collectors, Man Of Straw was re-released in 2006 via Lost And Found Records. This fully licensed CD release was remastered and contained rare and never-before-heard bonus tracks.

No Child Left Behind will be released on March 4th. The album artwork and tracklisting can be found below:


“9:02 On Flight 182”
“By The Brundlefly”
“Blood Eagle”
“Debt To Me”
“An Ideal Opportunity”
“Eaten By A Bear”
“Wretched Old Mildred”
“A Thousand Reasons I Hate You”
“Helen Behind The Door”
“Burning From Within”

“An Ideal Opportunity”:

“9:02 On Flight 182”:

Pre-order the album at this location.

Viking will be heading out on a two week East Coast tour with Possessor in late April.

Tour dates:
16 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
17 – Pittsburgh, PA – 31st Street Pub
18 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
19 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
20 – Chesapeake, VA – RiffHouse Pub
21 – Charlotte, NC – World Famous Milestone Club (official)
22 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL
23 – Knoxville, TN – Venue TBA
24 – Covington, KY – Backstage Cafe
25 – Milwaukee, WI – The Metal Grill
26 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center


Ron Daniel Eriksen – Vocals/Guitar
Gene Hoglan – Drums
Justin Zych – Lead Guitar
Mike Gonzalez – Bass



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