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Elitist

From: Portland, OR, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Elitist 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.

Elitist Changes Name To Bastard Feast

Portland's Elitist has officially changed the band's name to Bastard Feast. Taylor Robinson (guitar), Joshua Green (vocals), Nickolis Parks (drums), Justin Yaquinto (guitar), and Jesse Aspy (bass) are currently writing new material for a forthcoming release on Season of Mist.

Regarding the name change, guitarist Taylor Robinson said: "Bastard Feast represents us upping the ante on the evil, disgusting music we make. The name Elitist has been buried and Bastard Feast is the portal through which we will now dispel our hatred."

In June 2011, Bastard Feast released the album "Fear in a Handful of Dust." The full-length is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop, as well as digitally and on Bandcamp (with updated artwork). Regarding "Fear in a Handful of Dust," Bastard Feast said: "This is for those of us who observe and recognize the evidence of evil in faith, hypocrisy of government and the poisons of herd mentality. We'll scream our message of discontent from bloody throats and open wounds."

Catch the band live:

Portland May 11th @ Branx w/ Rotten Sound and Black Breath
Portland May 31st @ Ash Street Saloon w/ Bell Witch
Oakland August 17th @ Metro Opera House w/Drop Dead, Noothgrush, Graves at Sea and Brainoil. More...

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Gravehill Playing Goregon Massacre Fest III

California death horde Gravehill is set to invade the Pacific Northwest this weekend as part of the Goregon Massacre Fest III, which will take place Friday, June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd at the East End Outdoor Annex in Portland, OR. Gravehill will perform alongside Cardiac Arrest, Cianide, Phobia and many more. Check out Gravehill vocalist Mike Abominator's preview of the fest at MetalManiacs.com.

Gravehill's most recent album, "When All Roads Lead To Hell," was released last year by Dark Descent Records with vinyl treatment coming from Chaos Records. Below is the roster of thirty bands that will be playing the two dates of the fest. For more information, head over to the Goregon Massacre Fest III Facebook event page.

Friday, June 22nd:

PHOBIA(ca)
MASSGRAVE(bc)
BLOODY PHOENIX(ca)
ROSKOPP(co)
D.I.S.(ca)
TRANSIENT(or)
SORROWER(az)
STREETWALKER(wa)
THEORIES(wa)
SIX BREW BANTHA(bc)
WILT(wa)
BURIALS(or)
NIGHT NURSE(or)
HONDURAN(or)
WORTHLESS EATERS(or)

Saturday, June 23rd:

CIANIDE(il)
GRAVEHILL(ca)
DEAD CONSPIRACY(or)
SKARP(wa)
CARDIAC ARREST(il)
BLOOD FREAK(or)
COFFIN DUST(pa)
MUTANT SUPREMACY(ny)
BONE SICKNESS(wa)
ELITIST(or)
RUTAH(wa)
HEAVY VOODOO(or)
SCOURGE SCHEMATIC(wa)
THE DRIP(wa)
SHROUD OF THE HERETIC(or)


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Elitist Comments On Upcoming Album

Elitist, the latest addition to Season of Mist's Underground Activist roster, will see the release of the band's debut album on June 20th (one day later in North America). This wild piece of old school death metal mixed with sludgecore influences is entitled "Fear in a Handful of Dust." Season of Mist also commented on the band:

"Elitist is emerging on top of a new scene growing rapidly in the United States of America. Hailing from Portland, Oregon the quartet has its roots in the Hardcore scene. Yet under the influence of early Death Metal in the vein of Morbid Angel and a strong dose of Black Metal their sound shifts to something as fresh as radical. The crusty spirit of Sludgecore transparent in chaotic structures, is vomited upon the world with screams of anger and disgust by vocalist Joshua 'Josh' Greene. This is met by the burning hatred of blazing guitars carrying the force of Death and darkness of Black Metal.

"Loud and passionate, Elitist force the world to listen first with their self titled EP 'Elitist' in the year 2009, which was followed by a split 7" with Transient (2011). Having shared stages with Gaza, Trap Thame, Transient and others, the Americans are now ready to unleash the fury of their debut album 'Fear in a Handful of Dust' with the help of Season of Mist."

Elitist also commented on the album: "This is for those of us who observe and recognize the evidence of evil in faith, hypocrisy of government and the poisons of herd mentality. We’ll scream our message of discontent from bloody throats and open wounds."

The cover artwork can found here and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Burning The Unspoken Gospel
2. Cult Malevolence
3. Ivory Shavings Of The Tools Unknown
4. Black Wool
5. Watch As They Worship, Yet Be Silent
6. Slowly Fucked And Force Fed
7. A Howling Wind
8. Human All Too Human
9. Bound And Bent
10. Toothless And Yawning
11. Tower Of Meth

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Elitist Reveals New Album Details

Elitist will see the release of the band's debut album on June 20th (one day later in North America). This wild piece of old school death metal mixed with sludgecore influences is entitled "Fear in a Handful of Dust," and the track listing is as follows:

1. Burning the Unspoken Gospel
2. Cult Malevolence
3. Ivory Shavings of the Tools Unknown
4. Black Wool
5. Watch as They Worship, Yet Be Silent
6. Slowly Fucked and Force Fed
7. A Howling Wind
8. Human All Too Human
9. Bound and Bent
10. Toothless and Yawning
11. Tower of Meth

The cover artwork for the "Fear in a Handful of Dust" album can be viewed at this location.

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Elitist Posts New Album Artwork

Elitist, one of the latest addition to Season of Mist's Underground Activist roster, will see the release of the band's debut album on June 20th (one day later in North America). The cover artwork for "Fear in a Handful of Dust" can be viewed below.

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Elitist Recruits New Bassist

Elitist has issued the following recap of recent tour dates and announcement about recruiting a new bass player:

"Just got back from tour with Transient.. total blast with those guys and gals. Thanks to everyone that helped out or put us up or gave us booze and drugs, you people are the reason we survive.

"Anyone that saw us noticed we have a new bass player. Yes we did part ways with Joel, out of respect for the dude I wont get into it. But we are extremely excited to welcome our new bass player Justin to the circus. He is the perfect addition to the band and are ready to see what he will add when we start writing our next record. We'll be updating more bullshit soon!"

You can also check out Elitist's music through the band's MySpace music player.

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Transient And Elitist Announce U.S. Shows

Portland, OR's Transient and Elitist have teamed up for a split 7” release. Transient recorded four tracks for the split at Buzz Or Howl studios in Portland. Elitist, who recently signed with Season of Mist records, recorded three tracks with Adam Pike at the Toadhouse, also in Portland. Audio samples taken from the 7” will be posted online shortly via the Transient and Elitist MySpace pages.

In support of the release, the bands are teaming up for a brief western U.S. tour. The dates are as follows:

Feb. 21 Albuquerque, NM Peace and Justice Center
Feb. 22 Pueblo, CO Phil’s Radiator (w/ Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire)
Feb. 23 Denver, CO Blastomat (w/ Pyroklast)
Feb. 24 Denver, CO Rinoceropolis
Feb. 25 Salt Lake City, UT Shred Shed (w/ Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire,Gaza )
Feb. 26 Boise, ID house show (w/ Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire,Gaza )
Feb. 27 Seattle, WA Blacklodge (w/ Blowupnihilist)

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Season Of Mist Signs Deal With Elitist

Season of Mist has announced the signing of a record deal with U.S. based grind / death metal act Elitist from Portland, OR. The band's debut album is set to hit the stores in June 2011, on Season of Mist's Underground Activists division.

"We're all fucking stoked to be a part of the Season of Mist crew," guitarist Taylor comments. "As for Elitist's future... Everything heavier then everything else!"

Additional details on the band's upcoming release through Season of Mist Records will be announced as they are made available.

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