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Below is our complete Transient 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.

Transient Announces New Lineup

Following a long stretch of radio silence, Portland, Oregon-based grindcore band Transient now announces a revamped lineup and plans of returning to both the stage and the studio in the months ahead.

Following the 2013 release of aself-titled debut LP through Six Weeks Records and an extensive U.S. tour, Transient took some time to realign the lineup. Having replaced two members in recent months, vocalist Krysta Curry (formerly Martinez, also of Landmine Marathon) and guitarist Adam Wilson now welcome bassist Brandon Curry,and drummer Justin Rodda, both new members also hailing from Endorphins Lost.

Issues Transient on the status of the band, "We are really proud of the years that we've spent on this project. We love everyone who has helped bring the band to life at one time or another and continue to wish them all the best in their variegated endeavors. This summer, Transient will emerge from hiding with new music and faces. Justin and Brandon bring with them tremendous abilities and will add a new depth and ferocity to our sound. Those that have had the privilege of watching them perform live know exactly how much infectious energy they'll bring. We're excited for what the future holds." More...

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Denver Black Sky Announces Second Edition

Following a successful debut last December, the bringers of Denver Black Sky are pleased to announce a second edition of live debauchery.

Crowned "Colorado's Best Metal Festival" by Denver Westword, this year's Denver Black Sky event will take place August 2nd and 3rd again at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's BBQ and feature another vicious lineup that includes appearances by:

Day 1 - August 2nd, 2014
Municipal Waste
Cephalic Carnage
Dead Temple
In The Company Of Serpents
Vale of Pnath
Ghosts of Glaciers
The Xiphoid Process
Wayfarer More...

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Transient Kicking Off Tour

With the release of their self-titled debut LP still fresh via Six Weeks Records, the Portland punks in Transient will embark on their massive American tour in support of the platter this weekend.

"We're all really excited to tour on the new LP and make it to all of the places we couldn't last time after the wreck," states vocalist Krysta Martinez of the voyage." I know it's not much of a quote but that's simply how we all feel."

The "wreck" referred to took place amidst Transient's 2011 tour when another car slammed into the band's van, seriously injuring several members. It was shortly after their recovery that the quartet took to writing and recording a debut album, which the band is now venomously ready to take to the masses on this new, extensive trek of the country.

The skirmish begins this Sunday, October 6th in Seattle and includes thirty-four shows across the USofA, including a set at the second annual three-day Southwest Terror Fest. More...

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Transient Streaming New LP

Portland, Oregon grind killers Transient have this week unleashed a self-titled debut LP via Six Weeks Records.

The band, featuring members of Shitty Weekend, Murmurs, Black Hole Of Calcutta, and Landmine Marathon, recorded the album at Soundhouse Studio with Brandon Fitzsimons (Wormwood).
BlowTheScene.com is now helping impose Transient's damaging anthems upon you all by hosting an exclusive stream of the whole LP. Give it a listen over here.

With the "Transient" album now available to the public on CD and LP via Six Weeks, the band this week let loose the course for a self-booked upcoming U.S. tour in support of the release. With many of the venues still undeclared at press time, the more than month-long routing begins in Seattle on October 6th, with thirty-three more cities lined-up to take subsequent beatings through the second weekend in November. Details are as follows: More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Lineup Revealed

Following its crushingly triumphant debut maiden occurrence last year, the second Tucson, Arizona-based Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake has been confirmed and the full lineup for the massive gala announced.

The complete lineup can be found below, and the following press release was issued about the festival:

"This fully DIY undertaking, booked by musicians, for musicians, is a low-cost event for all ages. Once again organized and hosted by Tucson sludgetroopers Godhunter, the now annual Southwest Terror Fest brings a one-of-a-kind extreme underground music festival to the Southwestern quadrant of America.

"This year, the experience has been expanded into an immense four-day event, now confirmed to invade Tucson venue The Rock from Thursday, October, 10th through Sunday, October 13th. The Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake lineup features even more national headlining acts than last year, including legends like Sacred Reich and Vehemence, along with Kylesa, Red Fang, Demon Lung, Ancestors, Subrosa, Landmine Marathon, Early Graves and others, and a long line of newer underground acts, totaling more than sixty bands! Whether you like punk, sludge, black metal, thrash, grindcore, post-metal, etc., something for all fans of extreme music is to be found at this event."

Ticket and event info on the Southwest Terror Fest 2013 are available at this location. More...

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Transient Streaming New Song

As the self-titled debut LP from Portland, Oregon grindcore patrol Transient nears its release in just over two weeks -- hitting the streets via Six Weeks Records on September 10th -- today Pitchfork releases a new single. Check out "Positivism" at this location.

You can also listen to the previously posted track "False Philanthropy" over here. Catch Transient live on these dates:

10/10-12/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
11/08-09/2013 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA @ Six Weeks Records 20th Anniversary More...

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Transient Posts New Song Online

As the bulldozing self-titled debut LP from Portland grindcore unit Transient nears release late this Summer, today the first rabid track from the album is being leaked.

“False Philanthropy” may be the longest track on the album, but the anthem simply wastes no time in laying down exactly what kind of direct and devastating code this quartet lives by. Hear "False Philanthropy" courtesy of Cvlt Nation in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Transient will now be listed among the ranks of the Six Weeks Records roster among Plutocracy, Capitali$t Casualties, Magrudergrind, Voetsek, Catheter and endless others, as the label releases Transient on September 10th, as the label is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

"The band is comprised of members of other current acts Shitty Weekend, Murmurs, Black Hole Of Calcutta and others including founding vocalist Krysta Martinez who also now fills the vocal position for Arizona crew Landmine Marathon. Recorded at Soundhouse Studio with Brandon Fitzsimons (Wormwood), the terminal Transient is a penetrating, caustic, earthmoving grind/punk attack, carrying out sixteen acts of audio attrition in just over twenty minutes.

"Over the coming weeks Transient will take to the streets in support of the album. They’ve already been confirmed to play at Deadfest 2013 in Oakland, California August 16th and 17th alongside DropDead, Brainoil, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush, ACxDC, Primitive Man and dozens more. They’ll also join a plethora of fellow Six Weeks artists including Magrudergrind, Coke Bust, P.L.F., Slight Slappers, Capitali$t Casualties and others taking part in the label’s 20th anniversary shows coming up in November, with final details to be announced shortly, among other waves of Transient shows and tour dates." More...

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Transient Announces Self-Titled LP

Blasting out of the rainy back-alleys of the Pacific Northwest, grindcore quartet Transient is preparing to ram a latest barrage of blast-laden dissent down your greedy throats, in the form of a self-titled LP.

The band recorded at Soundhouse Studio with Brandon Fitzsimmons (Wormwood) and shipped the volatile masters out to Airport Grocery Studio for the mixing process. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The terminal Transient is a penetrating, caustic, earthmoving grind/punk attack, carrying out sixteen acts of audio attrition in just over twenty minutes. Appropriately, this hyper, potent material will now see Transient listed among the ranks of Plutocracy, Capitalist Casualties, Magrudergrind, Voetsek, Catheter and endless others, as Transient sees release this September 10th on the notorious Six Weeks Records roster. Stay tuned for new tunes and other data on the record to make its way into the media in the coming weeks. 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:


Saturday, June 23rd:



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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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