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Below is our complete Fallujah news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Last week, we were forced to cancel the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast due to scheduling conflicts and a relative dearth of fascinating, frightening, or fabulous news. This week, we are back with a vengeance.
In an extended episode, co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) hold a series of intense discussions regarding three different, but equally captivating, current metal topics.
Up first: the seemingly endless recording/production/mixing woes of epic Finnish act Wintersun, which released “Time I” in 2012 after an eight year wait since the now-classic self-titled debut. Fans are poised with bated breath in anticipation of the upcoming sequel, but master songwriter (and admitted perfectionist) Jari Mäenpää just keeps running into delay after delay.
In a fit of frustration, Mäenpää recently took to social media to explain his technological and financial catch-22 vis-à-vis Nuclear Blast Records. Mike and Kevin share some mixed opinions of all this. What do you think?
Next, it’s onto more of the outrageously popular Slipknot, whose only necessary introduction is this: some love to love them, others love to hate them, but no one can fully categorize them (please don’t argue that last point - you’re wrong).
It’s been six years since the best-selling but not-entirely-fan-pleasing “All Hope Is Gone,” and after several dramatic episodes and periods of doubt over the band’s survival, Slipknot has finally unveiled new music from the upcoming fifth studio album: video single “The Negative One.”
We, like most people, think this new stuff carries strong echoes of “Iowa” (2001) and even “Slipknot” (1999). We don’t entirely agree on just how good that is, however. Listen in to find out who you think is right!
Finally, we launch into a detailed reaction to “The Flesh Prevails,” the new full-length from atmospheric, progressive, insert-your-sub-sub-genre death metallers Fallujah. The album is packed with idiosyncrasies both excellent and dubious. Listen in here to check out the full range of opinions, and don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes or RSS. Enjoy!
"The Flesh Prevails," the new full-length behemoth from atmospheric death metal faction Fallujah (reviewed here), debuted at #115 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, #39 on Billboard's Rock chart, #15 on the Hard Rock chart, and #24 on the Independent chart upon its first week of release. Additionally, the album landed at an astounding #2 on the Heatseekers chart.
The album boasts guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the chilling voice of Roniit Alkaya.
Fallujah is currently embarked on a U.S. live takeover as part of this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. Additionally, the band will take part in the Summer Slaughter Canada Club Tour 2014. Set to commence just a few days after the American march draws to a close, the trek runs from August 14th to August 25th followed by three additional performances in Seattle, Portland and Santa Cruz. The band will be joined by The Faceless, Rings Of Saturn, Archspire, Black Crown Initiate and Fatality (on select dates).
Summer Slaughter Tour:
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes - Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom - Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA More...
Summer Slaughter came in to the same venue, Scoot Inn, as last year's stop off at Texas' capital city. The mid-July temperatures reached a scorching 99 degrees, which everyone from fans to bands did their best to stay hydrated (kudos to Scoot Inn for providing water). Keep in mind, this was still a good 5 degrees cooler than last year.
In regards to the lineup, Summer Slaughter 2014 featured artists expected from a death metal-based tour. This year the brutality of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Origin and Decrepit Birth replaced the shredding progression of Animals As Leaders and Periphery.
While death metal was at the forefront of this year's festivities, complex timing and long-winded solos were dispersed throughout the bill. Memories In Broken Glass, this year's battle of the bands winner, concentrated less on guitar solos as they did low tuned, (7 or 8-string guitar) jumping rhythms and samples. I'm sure they were happy to have played a showed promoted by Come And Take It Productions as they played in front of an impressive, jumping early crowd. More...
Goatwhore is currently leveling stages across the U.S. on a Summer-long live tirade that includes a twenty-two date run on this year's Summer Slaughter tour.
The band will also be headed to Europe this Fall/Winter supporting Dying Fetus. Set to commence on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, the epic trek will topple nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany. Additional support will be provided by Malevolence and Fallujah.
Goatwhore has been touring in support of the sadistic wares of the recently unleashed "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless" full-length album. The band will celebrate the release with a meet and greet next week at the world famous Grill 'Em All brick and mortar restaurant in Alhambra, California. Kicking off at 7:00 pm on Wednesday July 16th, fans will have a chance to hang with the band, hear the record in full, as well as purchase a copy if they haven't already. See Goatwhore live: More...
With the release of "The Flesh Prevails," the forthcoming magnum opus from atmospheric death metal henchmen Fallujah now almost two weeks away, The Onion's A.V. Club offers up fifth number, "Levitation," for public consumption.
Give it a listen in the SoundCloud player below. Comments vocalist Alex Hoffmann of the newly released song:
"'Levitation' is a track made with the purpose of channeling the most dark and ethereal energies that the album has to offer, swaying away from speed and aggression and into more otherworldly and melancholic themes. This is my personal favorite track on the album and one that we can't wait to play live."
The album was mixed, mastered, and engineered by sound savior Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and "The Flesh Prevails" will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22nd, 2014. Upcoming Fallujah tour dates are available after the jump. More...
It's Friday night, and if you have a beer in your hand, you naturally ought to be listening to two guys yammering about metal. This week on the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, we apply our finely sharpened critics' scalpels and "rapists' wit" to yet another round of new and upcoming music from a diverse array of bands.
Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) has a well-documented hankering for technical and progressive metal, and eagerly tackles two fresh new songs, "Sapphire" and "Carved In Stone," from forward-thinking extreme outfit Fallujah.
Co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) offers a stiff double, sans chaser: the much-hyped eponymous debut album from Wovenwar (ex-As I Lay Dying) and "Till Death, La Familia," the seventh disc from New Jersey "Latin metal" sextet Ill Niño. In Mike's opinion, one of these efforts is good... the other ain't so hot. Find out which is which, and why.
Finally, Kevin recaps DevilDriver's recent headlining show at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, featuring Whitechapel, Carnifex, Revocation, and Rivers Of Nihil. Check out his reaction to the show (for which we held a promotional ticket giveaway), and if you attended one of the tour dates, see if it approximates your own experience. We want to hear from you!
Today the atmospheric death metal conjurors in Fallujah uncork "Carved From Stone," the second movement from their forthcoming album "The Flesh Prevails."
Mixed, mastered, and engineered by sound savior Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, "The Flesh Prevails" boasts guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the chilling voice of Roniit Alkayam.
Comments vocalist Alex Hoffman: "'Carved From Stone' is our most aggressive track; a subtle departure from the ethereal tracks that characterize the rest of the album. The song has a relentless momentum, paired with energetic and suggestive lyrical content; you will surely be hearing this track live this Summer."
"The Flesh Prevails" will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22nd, 2014 during Fallujah's participation in this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. See complete itinerary below. More...
San Francisco atmospheric death metal unit Fallujah is very pleased to hurl forth new track, "Sapphire," which can be heard below courtesy of MetalSucks.Net.
Fallujah's new album "The Flesh Prevails" will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22nd, 2014 during the band's participation in this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour.
The follow-up to 2011's "The Harvest Wombs" and 2013's subsequent "Nomadic" EP was mixed, mastered, and engineered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and features guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the voice of Roniit Alkayam.
The cover artwork was a collaborative effort between Poland's Tomasz Alen Kopera and Fallujah vocalist, Alex Hofmann. The track listing is as follows:
1. Starlit Path
2. Carved From Stone
3. The Night Reveals
4. The Flesh Prevails
6. Alone With You
9. Chemical Cave More...
Unique Leader Records is proud to announce the completion and pending release of the new full-length from San Francisco's death metal outfit, Fallujah.
Having just wrapped up production on the follow-up to 2011's "The Harvest Wombs," Fallujah will bombard the masses in 2014 with "The Flesh Prevails." The album was mixed, mastered, and engineered by Zach Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California over the course of a few months and features guest appearances from Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the voice of Roniit Alkayam.
The cover artwork was a collaborative effort between Poland's Tomasz Alen Kopera and the band's vocalist, Alex Hofmann.
"The Flesh Prevails" is set to be released during Fallujah's participation in this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. A confirmed street date, track listing, and deafening serenades from this brutalizing exhibition will be released in the coming days. Fallujah consists of:
Alex Hofmann - Vocals
Rob Morey - Bass
Andrew Baird - Drums
Scott Carstairs - Guitars
Brian James - Guitars More...
The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour will feature Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.
Today the dates have been revealed and can be found below. A teaser trailer is also available after the jump.
7/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
7/18 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
7/22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/23 - Denver, CO @ Summit
7/25 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/26 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/27 - Dallas, TX @ GMBG
7/29 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
7/30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/01 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/02 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
8/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/06 - Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
8/07 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
8/08 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/09 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero More...
Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) kicks off this week’s Official Podcast with a special announcement: Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL is sponsoring a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Ghost show this Wednesday, May 7th.
If you’d like to get in on it, contact Kevin via Twitter or Instagram (he goes by “n0thinghead” on both) and provide your full name, which must match your ID at the box office.
Next, Kevin and co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) react to the recently announced Summer Slaughter Tour lineup, featuring headliners Morbid Angel and including such bands as Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore, and Origin.
Then, Mike reviews the recent Century Media release “Back From Beyond,” the third studio album (and first since 1996) by Tampa, Florida death metal outfit Massacre. The band features former members of Death, Six Feet Under, and many other acts.
Finally, Mike and Kevin indulge in their shared love of melodic death metal by co-reviewing another Century Media release: “Shadows Of The Dying Sun,” the fresh and highly anticipated new album from Finland’s Insomnium.
Check out the podcast here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.
The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by IndieMerchStore.com, runs from July 17th through August 10th.
This year's edition features Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.
The tour will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19th and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8th with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Look for the complete list of tourdates to be announced in the coming weeks.
David Vincent (vocals/bass) of Morbid Angel states: "Summer Slaughter will be the ultimate, extreme music festival this year and we look forward to headlining this special touring event. It will be great to see our long-time fans and also to expose a new generation to Morbid Angel."
Ash Avildsen (founder of the Summer Slaughter tour) adds: "Eight years strong. Extreme metal lives! Thank you for keeping the tour alive. See you this Summer." More...
The promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year's lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew Wilson.
Additionally, three local bands won the recent Break Thru Music's Battle for Metal Fest competitions for a chance to perform at the event. This now adds Death Rattle to the Thursday lineup, Carnivora to Friday's, and Acius to the bill on Saturday.
This year's festival takes place from April 17th - 19th in Worcester, MA and ticket info is available right here. The finalized lineup is as follows:
Thursday - April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Years Since The Storm More...
As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the organizers of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEM&HF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to the stages!
Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEM&HF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan.
Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the iconic New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
The latest round of additions to the continually-expanding lineup for 2014's installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has been disclosed, including Massachusetts' own '90s hardcore punk act, Sam Black Church.
Confirmed as one of the main headliners of the event's third night, Saturday, April 19th, Sam Black Church's set at NEMHF 2014 will mark only the third performance since the group initially disbanded at the turn of the century, and first in Central Massachusetts since the late '90s.
Stated the band upon being asked to take part in the massive event this Spring: "It is amazing what the man we used to know as Ogre has done with the New England Metalfest! We are fucking excited to be a part of it once again!"
The organizers of the fest comment: "Formed in Boston, in June of 1988 by Jesse "Jet" Crandall (vocals), Ben Crandall (guitar), Richard G. Lewis (bass), and J.R. Roach (drums), Sam Black Church was known for their energetic live performances, playing a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash. Over the years sharing bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Fear, and Helmet, they were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States during the 1990s. After releasing three full-lengths on Taang! Records, they left to join Wonderdrug where they remained until they retired in 2000 after releasing a total of seven albums. Since disbanding, Sam Black Church reunited for a sold-out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston, and played a another sold-out performance at Hometown Throwdown #16 with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues in Boston on December 29th, 2013. A documentary of their career by Duncan Wilder Johnson entitled Leave Behind a Groove in the Earth is scheduled for release in 2014."
Also now confirmed to invade this year's festival are Oceano, Scars of Tomorrow, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, InDirections, and Julius Seizure on Thursday, April 17th, and Reflections on Friday, April 18th. The setup for Saturday, April 19th has also been lengthened with Texas In July, Obey The Brave and the aforementioned Sam Black Church performance. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
San Francisco-based atmospheric death metal collective Fallujah is very pleased to take part in The Best In Brutality Tour 2014 this Spring with co-headliners Oceano and Broken Hope.
Set to join the tour on March 20th in Los Angeles, California, the near month-long run of live assaults will storm its way across North America, drawing to a close on April 19th in Columbus, Ohio. Additional support will be provided by Rivers Of Nihil and Kublai Khan.
Comments vocalist Alex Hofmann: "We are always excited to be part of tours such as this that feature such a wide array of palettes and styles. We're really excited to meet the guys in Rivers Of Nihil, whom we've been following for some time now, as well as regroup with Broken Hope whom we met over the Summer in Europe.
"This tour is the beginning of what is sure to be a busy and exciting year for us as we are to embark just after finishing our new full-length album in the studio. We hope to see all our old friends on the West Coast, our new friends in Canada, and visit some fresh territory in the Northeast and Midwest. See you there." More...
The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is pleased to officially welcome The Metal Alliance Tour to its already punishing three-day assault.
The illustrious tour package will make a stop in Worcester on Saturday April 18th and features headliners Behemoth, alongside Metal Blade labelmates Goatwhore, with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate.
Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, this year's edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows (not the final running order): More...
Broken Hope is proud to announce the band's first major North American tour of 2014. “The Best in Brutality” tour, co-headlined by Broken Hope and Oceano, will hit 27 cities in the U.S. and Canada in March and April.
Support comes from Fallujah, Rivers of Nihil, and Kublai Khan. The tour will also include a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Thursday, April 17th. Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope states:
“2014 keeps getting better! We've been supporting 'Omen of Disease' nonstop since its release last October, and now we're keeping the monster alive as we participate in the 'The Best In Brutality' tour! Broken Hope is thrilled to be back on another run of North America! This time we're teaming up with new and brutal blood with a lethal package that includes Oceano, Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan! This group of bands is a traveling death machine--we're all going to obliterate the US and Canada with these concerts! Broken Hope can't wait to give you all our best shows yet!”
Adam Warren of Oceano adds, “We are very honored to be a part of the 'The Best In Brutality' tour. We are equally excited to share our brand of heavy metal with the broad fan base this tour will surely bring, ending in a unique multi-metal experience for all. Bring on the circle pits!” More...
The lineup of this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain.
Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event takes place at the Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at this location. The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:
1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through "Final East Coast Appearance," Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.
San Francisco act Fallujah has posted the "Nomadic" EP online for streaming. Check out the tracks below, or you can download them on a name-your-price basis at Bandcamp here. The track listing is:
1. The Dead Sea 06:34
2. Silent 05:03
3. Venom Upon The Blade 06:33