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Latest Acephalix News

Below is our complete Acephalix 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.

Acephalix Streaming "God Is Laughing"

Today the gnarled new Acephalix track "God Is Laughing" comes online, taken off the band's "Decreation" LP, which is being unleashed through 20 Buck Spin on September 22nd, 2017. A vinyl edition will follow in mid-October.

"Decreation" was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Necrot, Ghoul), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Adam Burke (Occultation, Loss, Gatecreeper, Artificial Brain).

1. Upon This Altar
2. Suffer (Life In Fragments) [streaming here]
3. Mnemonic Death
4. God Is Laughing
5. Excremental Offerings
6. Egoic Skin
7. Decreation More...

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Acephalix Unveils New LP

California death metal horde Acephalix - featuring members of Vastum, Necrot, Depressor, and more - has completed a third LP, and is preparing to unleash "Decreation" upon the public masses in September.

New label home 20 Buck Spin has unloaded a YouTube stream of the album's pummeling second track, "Suffer (Life In Fragments)," along with early pre-orders for the record here.

The rotten corpse of Acephalix, the Bay Area's beast of barbarism, has been re-animated. Abnormally deceased since the band's Southern Lord debut, "Deathless Master," the crushing return of "Decreation" leaves no bone unbroken and no skull intact. The album was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Necrot, Ghoul), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Adam Burke (Occultation, Loss, Gatecreeper, Artificial Brain).

1. Upon This Altar
2. Suffer (Life In Fragments)
3. Mnemonic Death
4. God Is Laughing
5. Excremental Offerings
6. Egoic Skin
7. Decreation More...

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Acephalix Posts New Track Online

San Francisco's malevolent death metal overlords Acephalix are preparing to set their second official full-length loose via Southern Lord this April, delivering with it some of the most uncompromising, old-school death metal brutality of the year.

The fiends at Cvlt Nation have once again proven their loyalty to Acephalix by hosting one of the most rapture-ready tracks from "Deathless Master." Check out the song "On Wings..." right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"While their first few releases bore a more metal-edged crustpunk sound, the Acephalix attack has undeniably shown more death metal influence with each passing release. After the cult crust/metal scene success of their Aporia LP, released via Prank Records in 2010, the band dropped two brutal demos -- 2010's Interminable Night and 2011's Flesh Torn In Twilight, Southern Lord brought the two demos together and released a one-time CD pressing of 2000 copies which sold out rapidly. Over the past two years Acephalix have toured relentlessly, doing the Western US with Danish death metal horde Undergang and also taking part in the Power of the Riff 2011 Summer tour alongside Black Breath, Winter, Noothgrush, Eyehategod, Pentagram and more.

"Now officially a part of the Southern Lord roster and a major priority for the label, Acephalix are preparing to assault the planet with their second official full-length, bringing out their most pulverizing, low-end deathcrushing riffage and cavernous vocal malevolence yet with Deathless Master. With an incredibly evil, thundering delivery, the eight hymns harnessed on Deathless Master were recorded with Vöetsek's Jef Leppard, who also recorded Interminable Night. While their punk/crust heritage is still detectable in their songwriting, but the primal delivery of the riffs and guttural, horrifying tone of the vocals on Deathless Master sees the band make the final transition from into a full-fledged, disgustingly behemoth death metal unit. Acephalix. More...

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The Power Of The Riff Lineup Announced

The mammoth five-date The Power of the Riff will invade the West Coast this week, kicking off with the main festival in Los Angeles this Saturday. Those in charge of the event want people there early to check out the new bands that are playing first, so the first 50 people through the doors at both the L.A. show this Saturday as well as the Seattle show on 8/18 will receive a $50 Converse Gift Card. Full show orders and set times for all five shows are posted below.

8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA

Upstairs (The Echo)
Doors @ 12:00
PLAGUES 12:30 – 1:00
HARASSOR 1:15- 1:45
AEGES 2:00-2:30
SLAVE 2:45-3:15
BAPTISTS 4:15- 4:45
SKIN LIKE IRON 5:00-5:30
MASAKARI 5:45- 6:15
ALPINIST 6:30-7:15
BLACK BREATH 7:30-8:15

Downstairs (Echoplex)
Doors – 2:30
EARLY GRAVES 3:00-3:30
ACEPHALIX 3:45-4:15
BLACK COBRA 4:30-5:00
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 5:15- 6:00
TRAP THEM 6:15- 7:00
PELICAN 7:15-8:00
WINTER 8:15-9:15
EYEHATEGOD 9:30-10:30
PENTAGRAM 10:45-11:45

8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA

Doors – 7:00 pm
ACEPHALIX 7:45-8:15
BLACK BREATH 9:15-9:45
TRAP THEM 10:00-10:30
NOOTHGRUSH 10:45-11:45
WINTER 12:00 -1:00 More...

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Acephalix Announces Tour Dates

Upon the release of the band's new album, "Interminable Night," released this week via Southern Lord, San Franciso death unit Acephalix takes to the road this Friday for a two-week assault on the West Coast and Southwest sectors of America, with backup from Danish death metal outfit Undergang. Dates are as follows:

5/27/2011 Hemlock - San Francisco, CA w/ Bruxers
5/28/2011 House of the Dead Rat – San Jose, CA
5/29/2011 The BLVD - Los Angeles, CA w/ Semtex Vest, Exhausted Prayer, Malpractice Insurance
5/30/2011 Club Oasis - Long Beach, CA w/ Axeman, Blue Hummingbird
5/31/2011 The Inner City Youth Center - Phoenix, AZ w/ Extortion
6/01/2011 Sleepless Nights - El Paso, TX
6/02/2011 Chaos in Tejas @ Red7 – Austin,TX w/ Hooded Menace, Bone Sickness, Mammoth Grinder
6/04/2011 Houston Free Press Summer Fest - Houston, TX [info]
6/05/2011 The Czar Bar - Kansas City, MO
6/06/2011 The Old Curtis Street - Denver, CO w/ Anhedonist, Dodsfalla, Roskopp
6/07/2011 South Shore - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Anhedonist, Yaotl Mictlan
6/08/2011 The Alleyway - Portland, OR w/ Knelt Rote, Arterial Spray
6/09/2011 The Black Lodge - Seattle, WA w/ Society Nurse, Anhedonist
6/10/2011 The East End - Portland, OR w/ Murderess
6/11/2011 The Alibi – Arcata, CA
6/12/2011 Victory Warehouse – Oakland, CA w/ Miasmal, Bone Sickness

Acephalix has already confirmed a solid month-long Fall European tour, and will continue to announce more live appearances steadily throughout the year. As of this week, Acephalix has also officially signed with Southern Lord for the release of the band's next two albums. The first of these two albums is being completed at press time, and more info will be announced shortly, with a projected release date for late September or early October. More...

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Metalhit Offering New Free Compilation

Digital download store Metalhit.com has launched its second monthly compilation to be available for free download worldwide. Owner, Mike Riddick, comments:

“What’s unique about these monthly compilations is that they feature as-of-yet unreleased tracks from metal bands spanning a variety of genres. Metalheads want to be ‘in the know’ on the latest titles, and what better way to do this than to offer up legal downloads of the latest from metal’s greatest labels...days-to-weeks before their official release!”

Metalhit’s second compilation includes 11 downloadable tracks from Acephalix, Autopsy, Inevitable End, Indestructible Noise Command, Vreid, Amorphis, Tyr, Gamma Ray, Bleeding Fist, Flame and Gallhammer. The compilation can be downloaded at this location. A new set of unreleased free songs will be be made available in mid-June.

Visitors to Metalhit’s site may also enter to win a free copy of Autopsy's latest CD, “Macabre Eternal,” courtesy of Peaceville Records.

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Acephalix To Release "Interminable Night"

Southern Lord Recordings has issued the following announcement about releasing the "Interminable Night" album by Acephalix:

"San Francisco-based Acephalix spew forth a stripped-down and tonally obliterating old-school Nihilist/Entombed death metal style infused with West Coast crustpunk angst.

"Featuring members of Depressor and other hellish Bay Area acts – including three members who also do time in Vastum, another act currently gaining worldwide attention from the death metal underground – Acephalix already have a diehard cult following, and plan to take their terror worldwide as Southern Lord releases the band's seven-track bulldozer Interminable Night in a one-time CD pressing of 2,000 on May 24."

The band's music is also available to be heard over at the Acephalix MySpace page.

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