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Below is our complete Hail!Hornet 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.

Abyss Reissuing The Gates Of Slumber Debut

Abyss Records is slated to re-issue that out-of-print The Gates Of Slumber debut full-length "The Awakening" CD this fall. Originally released in 2004, the Abyss Records re-issue will feature cover art (from the limited-edition double vinyl edition) painted by Ken Kelly (Manowar, Kiss, Conan) along with an exclusive bonus track. The album, along with other The Gates Of Slumber merchandise including the "Coven Of Cain" and "To The Rack With Them" t-shirt designs (both in-stock now), will be available at Abyss Records' website. Below is the cover art and tracklisting of the reissue. After the jump, check out a series of May and June tour dates that The Gates Of Slumber has posted.


Resurrection from the Underworld
The Awakening (Interpolating the Wrath of the Undead)
The Judge
The Jury
Broken On the Wheel
The Executioner
Blessed Pathway To the Celestial Kingdom
The Burial
The Cloaked Figure (Bonus Track)

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Hail!Hornet Announces Headlining Shows

Southern metal supergroup Hail!Hornet has announced a short run of headlining tour dates in addition to the their two week U.S. tour with Church of Misery and The Gates of Slumber. The dates begin on June 11th in Denver, CO and wrap up on June 16th in Johnson City TN. The tour will feature direct support from The Gates of Slumber and will be the band’s second outing for latest album "Disperse The Curse."

Hail!Hornet is “Dixie” Dave Collins (Weedeater, Bongzilla) on bass, Erik Larson (Alabama Thunderpussy, Birds of Prey) on drums, Vince Burke (Beaten Back To Pure) on guitars, and T-roy Medlin (Sourvein) on vocals. The band released sophomore album, "Disperse The Curse," earlier this year on Relapse Records. The album can currently be streamed at this location.

Drummer Erik Larson commented on the upcoming tour: “All of us in H!H are super stoked to be touring with Church of Misery. T-Roy has spent time with them in Europe before so i'm sure there will be some reminiscing. Personally, the time I spent in Japan was the most eye opening experience I ever had, so I hope to repeat that experience for them here and show them how some grimey southerners get it done. Not to Mention we'll have The Gates of Slumber with as well to keep the smooth trail rolling...it's going to be a good time for sure. Hopefully Texas won't be too fucking hot, and melt the Japanese.”

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Church Of Misery Announces U.S. Tour

Japanese act Church of Misery (not to be confused with the U.S. act of the same name) has announced a U.S. headlining tour that will kick off on May 24th in Providence, RI. Presented by Brooklyn Vegan, the two week trek will showcase one of metal's most bizarre and exotic bands and one that Rolling Stone called "a dynamic articulated hell, like the Tokyo-Blue-Cheer crush of Boris but grounded in the British white-blues nightmares of early Seventies Black Sabbath."

The tour will include special Church of Misery appearances in Austin (as part of the 2012 Chaos in Tejas Fest) and Baltimore (as part of the 2012 Maryland Deathfest). Formed in 1996 by bassist Tatsu Mikami and guitarist Tomohiro Nishimura, the Tokyo-based Church of Misery's formidable sound melds early-era Black Sabbath style doom with powerful psychedelic rock. Dates are as follows:

# = support from The Gates of Slumber
% = support from Rwake & The Gates of Slumber
* = support from Hail! Hornet & The Gates of Slumber
May 24 Providence, RI AS220 #
May 25 Brooklyn, NY Cameo %
May 26 Philadelphia, PA North Star %
May 27 Baltimore, MD Sonar (as part of Maryland Deathfest)
May 28 Wilmington, NC Soapbox *
May 29 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall *
May 30 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
May 31 New Orleans, LA Siberia *
June 1 Austin, TX Red 7 (as part of Chaos in Tejas)
June 3 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad *
June 4 Scottsdale, AZ Chasers *
June 5 Los Angeles, CA Satellite *
June 6 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room *
June 8 Portland, OR Branx *
June 9 Seattle, WA Studio Seven *

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Weedeater Comments On Hail!Hornet Tour

Weedeater has checked in with the following update about the upcoming Hail!Hornet tour featuring screenings of the "Slow Southern Steel" documentary:

"Hey all,

"Just a reminder that that you MUST SEE the Hail!Hornet / Slow Southern Steel tour. It starts next month, and in case you didn't already know, Hail!Hornet is what happens when Dixie Dave of our fine establishment joins Erik Larson of Alabama Thunderpussy / The Might Could, T-Roy from Sourvein / Buzzov-en and Vince from Beaten Back to Pure to form one of the most ass-kickinest bands out there today.

"AND, Slow Southern Steel is the new (and totally unreleased / unavailable outside these special screenings) full length movie directed by CT of Rwake and David Lipke that documents the heavy bands of the south from COC to EHG to Down to Kylesa, Torche, Buzzov-en and Zoroaster among many more.

"You CANNOT MISS this shit! It is ridiculously cool, trust us. Don't miss the the bands (Zoroaster, ASG and COC also join for some dates) and don't miss the movie; this might be your only chance to see either. Check it out here!

"And don't forget to buy our clearance merch designs ON SALE FOR CHEAP through Dec 31st and then discontinued indefinitely. Shop for that shit here, and happy holidays to you all! More news soon so stay tuned."

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

Relapse Records has now posted its 13th podcast online, which highlights brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks. You can check out the Podcast here.

This month's podcast features an exclusive interview with Jamey Jasta of Kingdom Of Sorrow, which is on tour now as part of the massive Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The podcast also includes brand new music from Toxic Holocaust, Brutal Truth, Hail!Hornet, Revocation, and more. The songs appearing on the audio file are as follows:

Toxic Holocaust – “Bitch"
Revocation – “No Funeral”
Hail!Hornet – “Shoot The Pigs”
Dying Fetus – “Fade Into Obscurity”
Unkind – “Harhakuvat”
Fuck the Facts – “The Pile of Flesh You Carry”
Kingdom of Sorrow – “God’s Law in the Devil’s Land”
Red Fang – “Through” (No Talent Cover)
Brutal Truth – “Fuck Cancer”
Cephalic Carnage – “Black Metal Sabbath”
Origin – “Mental Torment”
Daylight Dies – “Unending Waves”
Nile – “Sarcophagus”

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Hail!Hornet Streaming Entire New Album

Hail!Hornet is currently streaming the brand new album "Disperse The Curse" online now in its entirety through the band's Facebook page. You can listen to the songs off the album by heading over here.

The southern metal band's "Disperse the Curse" follows-up Hail!Hornet's self-titled 2007 debut and saw its North American release this past Tuesday.

Two years in the making, "Disperse The Curse" was recorded at Sniper Studio by the band’s own Vince Burke. The album features 11 new Hail!Hornet tracks and artwork from Brian Mercer.

The album's complete track listing is as follows: “Shoot The Pigs,” “Gifted Horse,” “Disperse The Curse,” “Glass Roses,” “Beast of Bourbon,” “Kill the Liars,” “Unholy Foe,” “Suicide Belt,” “Dullards Creed,” “Scars,” and “Blacked Out In Broad Daylight."

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Hail!Hornet Announces New Album Details

Relapse Records will release the brand new album from southern metal band Hail!Hornet this summer.

The album, "Disperse The Curse," follows-up the band's self-titled 2007 debut and has been set for a July 19th North American release date. Hail!Hornet has "Dixie" Dave Collins (Weedeater, Bongzilla) on bass, Erik Larson (Alabama Thunderpussy, Birds of Prey) on drums, Vince Burke (Beaten Back To Pure, Lunch) on guitars, and T-roy Medlin (Sourvein, Buzzov*en) on vocals.

Two years in the making, "Disperse The Curse" was recorded at Sniper Studio by the band's own Vince Burke. The album features 11 new tracks and artwork from Brian Mercer (MercerRock.com).

The "Disperse The Curse" track listing is as follows: "Shoot The Pigs," ""Gifted Horse," "Disperse The Curse," "Glass Roses," "Beast of Bourbon," "Kill the Liars," "Unholy Foe," "Suicide Belt," "Dullards Creed," "Scars," and "Blacked Out In Broad Daylight."

The CD is available for pre-order now at this location.

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Hail!Hornet To Release "Disperse The Curse"

Southern metal act Hail!Hornet has revealed the track listing for its upcoming new album. The album, titled "Disperse The Curse," is set to be released on July 19, 2011 through Relapse Records. You can view the album's track listing in the player below.

1. Shoot The Pigs
2. Gifted Horse
3. Disperse The Curse
4. Glass Roses
5. Beast of Bourbon
6. Kill the Liars
7. Unholy Foe
8. Suicide Belt
9. Dullards Creed
10. Scars
11. Blacked Out In Broad Daylight

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