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Dead in the Dirt

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Below is our complete Dead in the Dirt 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.

Brutal Truth To Play Obscene Extreme Fest

The Obscene Extreme festival will be taking place from July 16th - 20th, with ticket information available at this location. Now the festival has announced several new additions to the lineup, including Brutal Truth and Morgoth. The festival organizers comment:

"Few bands represent Obscene Extreme as fully as US grind legends Brutal Truth – they've weathered break-ups and line-up changes, but never once have they halted in their mission to keep pushing the bleeding edge of grindcore.

"Never complacent, each steamroller of Brutal Truth album has furthered their sound and moved the goalposts for the whole damn genre in the process. Now bassist, founding member and extreme metal champion Dan Lilker approaches his 50th birthday, he's stepping back from music and his baby - Brutal Truth - will be no more.

"When the band returned in 2006, it was Obscene Extreme the following year that welcomed them back as very personification of the festival. Now, seven years later we'll bid them farewell with one final performance. Obscene Extreme 2014 – this promises to be unforgettable!!!

"Another band that will be stepping out onto the Obscene Extreme stage this year will be fathers of the German death metal scene, the mighty Morgoth. Originally split in 1998 after only three albums - the coffin-lid hammering of 1991's ‘Cursed,’ 1993's forward-thinking ‘Odium’ and their most divisive albums ever, 1995's post-punk ‘Feel Sorry For The Fanatic.’ More...

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Dead In The Dirt Kicking Off Tour

This week Atlanta's Dead in the Dirt take the band's depraved anthems to stages throughout the Western half of the country on a sixteen-city rampage alongside Homewrecker and Harm's way, embarking out of Saint Louis this Wednesday, September 11th.

Additionally, Dead In The Dirt has locked down two international tours, subsequent to the new rash of U.S. shows, bringing the impending itinerary to a confirmed total of fifty four cities in front of the firing squad.

Just two weeks after the American tour, the band will ship out for a month-long routing across all of Europe into the second week of November. Dates are as follows: More...

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Dead In The Dirt Streaming Full New Album

"The Blind Hole," the debut full-length studio effort from Atlanta’s straightedge/vegan grindcore activists Dead In The Dirt, is now streaming in its entirety courtesy of Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan, as the record sees official release this week via Southern Lord. Find yourself sucked mercilessly into "The Blind Hole" through the player below.

"The Blind Hole" kills off twenty-two tracks in less than twenty-four minutes, recorded at Bricktop Recording Studio with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) in Chicago this April, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, All Pigs Must Die, Baptists, Sleep).

Dead in the Dirt is currently touring in support of the album on the way to take part in the fourth annual The Power Of The Riff in L.A. this weekend. Date are available after the jump. More...

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Power Of The Riff Now A Week Away

The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex.

Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and classic heavyweights set to execute sets over the two-day fest, one of the main headlining performances of the weekend will be the original lineup of LA crossover act Final Conflict - founder Jeff Harp, vocalist Ron Martinez and bassist Warren Renfrow (Manic Hispanic, Cadillac Tramps) - for the first time in 24 years.

In the 1980s, Final Conflict was part of the first wave of punk bands to be labeled "crossover," with a sonic mix of Discharge meeting Black Sabbath coupled with political lyrics the appropriate soundtrack to inspire a troublemaker to slam, headbang, or throw a brick at a cop... and sometimes all three.

The band will perform 1987's "Ashes To Ashes" LP in sequence as well as early demo material. Although older, the band has no intentions of “phoning it in” - expect a brutal and energetic set.

Additional headlining acts The Obsessed, M.D.C., From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Iceburn, and others join more than twenty additional bands including Early Graves, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead in the Dirt, and tons more taking part in the melee. The lineup is:

Friday, August 9th @ The Echo // pre-party:
Black Breath, Early Graves, Obliterations, Nomads, Creative Adult

Saturday, August 10th @ The Echo & Echoplex
The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, M.D.C., Iceburn, Iron Lung, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Condition, Dead In The Dirt, Baptists, Replica, Completed Exposition, Centuries, Wartorn, Territory, Whip Hand, Children Of God, Old Wounds, Opposition Rising

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Dead In The Dirt Posts New Song

As Dead in the Dirt's scathing debut LP, "The Blind Hole," nears release in less than a week via Southern Lord, today the band discharges one of the album's most abrasive and violently discordant tracks.

Stream "No Chain" in the player below courtesy of Metalhammer.co.uk. The following press release was also issued about the new album:

"The Blind Hole surges with DITD’s downtuned, caustic riffs and pummeling blastbeats, and delivers their most morose and tonally oppressive material yet through twenty-two tracks in under twenty-four minutes. Though fueled by crushing distortion, the album boasts incredibly clear production values, recorded at Bricktop Recording Studio with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) in Chicago this April, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, All Pigs Must Die, Baptists, Sleep). The cover was illustrated by Bo Orr as with the band’s Fear EP. Listen to the track "No Chain" via Metal Hammer for further proof that the band can and will crush everything in their path with their devastatingly heavy crust attack." More...

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Dead In The Dirt Posts New Track Online

As Atlanta’s murderous grind/powerviolence trio Dead in the Dirt prepares to release a debut LP, the aptly grim title "The Blind Hole," today a new track from the album has been released via an exclusive premiere at Pitchfork.

While the vast majority of the band’s tracks released to date via previous EPs range from a blazing thirty seconds or less to just over a minute in duration, “The Pit Of Me” drags out the band’s succinctly pulverizing attack to its most extended length yet, the track clocking in with over two minutes of extreme auditory anguish. Be fully consumed in the bleak “The Pit Of Me” at Pitchfork here.

Dead In The Dirt has confirmed a next wave of touring as the debut LP nears release, with a trek through the southern and western regions of America to consume the first three weeks of August, to be followed by a full-on European tour to be announced shortly. More...

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Power Of The Riff 2013 Lineup Announced

The 2013 installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is right around the corner, this being the fourth annual occurrence of the massive event. It will take place August 9th & 10th 2013 at The Echo & Echoplex, and the lineup is available below. The following press release was also issued about the fest:

"Curated and organized by Greg Anderson and Sam James Velde, The Power Of The Riff honors fans and musicians of all ages from within all walks and lifestyles under the umbrella of the heavy music underground. Tapping into a lineup that represents forefathers, milestones and current touring acts, while shedding light on up and coming bands and local acts, The Power Of The Riff festival is an all-day, all-ages event. The festival also includes an on-location record swap-meet of local stores and features pop-up stores by independent record labels and vendors, DJ sets between performances, a gourmet food truck court with some of Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining, and more.

"The fourth annual The Power Of The Riff is spreading it's wings a bit more this time around, this year adding a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo. The massive full-day lineup the next day, Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex, offers another stellar lineup of classic heavyweights, and crushing newcomers. The combined events offer 26 bands in total." More...

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Dead In The Dirt Completes "The Blind Hole" Album

Atlanta’s ultimate killing machine Dead in the Dirt has completed work on "The Blind Hole," the faction’s debut full-length recording, and will unload it upon the masses this Summer via Southern Lord. The album is due out August 6th, 2013.

Today Lambgoat rolls out the first look into "The Blind Hole" with an exclusive premiere of the album’s second blistering track “The Blaring Eye." Give it a listen here or in the player below. The album's track listing is:

1. Suffer
2. The Blaring Eye
3. Swelling
4. Strength Through Restraint
5. Idiot Bliss
6. You Bury Me
7. Skullbinding
8. Mask
9. Cop
10. No Chain
11. Will Is The War
12. Baggar
13. One More Day
14. The Pit Of Me
15. Caged
16. Starve
17. Vein
18. Pitch Black Tomb
19. The Last Nail
20. Two Flames
21. Knife In The Feathers
22. Halo Crown More...

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Dead In The Dirt Finishes Writing New Material

The members of Atlanta-based grindcore trio Dead in the Dirt have completed the writing process for their pending debut LP, and are preparing to set up camp to harness their latest blast-laden auditory dissent in the coming days. The following press release was issued about the pending recording:

"Dead in the Dirt will travel seven hundred miles north, set to record with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Recording Studio in Chicago the second week of April, armed with a barrage of new songs which will be delivered later in the year as their first full-length release, The Blind Hole.

"Following their initial 2010-released Vold EP, DITD caught the attention of Southern Lord Recordings, who hooked up with the band immediately for the release of their Fear 7”, which bore some of the heaviest music of the year, taking morose lessons from His Hero Is Gone and Cursed to horrifically relentless levels of blasting intensity. The label will continue the tradition, and The Blind Hole will see release through Southern Lord later in the year.

"A band who continually takes their societal and politically-based contempt out on the road, Dead in the Dirt have taken part in multiple Southern Lord and The Power Of The Riff events and tours over the past two years, including both East Coast and West Coast US tours as direct support for SUNN O))) in 2012. With much more still in the works for the coming months, a live assault throughout the Midwest and parts of the Southeast US has already been confirmed for the majority of the month of May. The band will also take on Europe for a full month this October and November." More...

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Agnostic Front Joins The Power of the Riff Fest

Agnostic Front has been added to the lineup of The Power of the Riff East festival. The NYC HC legends will play a set of material focused exclusively on songs from their classic "United Blood/Victim In Pain" releases.

Other recent additions include Coffinworm and Double Negative. The newly named artists joined a roster that includes Pentagram, Poison Idea, Negative Approach, Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Sunn 0))), Winter, Repulsion, Salvation, and Dead in the Dirt in this first installment of the festival.

Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's Warsaw Club.

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Power Of The Riff Fest To Invade NYC

Following the recent announcement of the third annual West Coast installment of The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 11th, today the first ever East Coast chapter of the festivities have been confirmed!

TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, the devastating two-day The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's massive Warsaw club, boasting an incredible roster of riffcrushing artists from across the country.

At press time the lineup for day one of TPOTR East includes PENTAGRAM, POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, XIBALBA, ALPHA & OMEGA and POWER TRIP, while day two will show SUNN 0))), WINTER, REPULSION, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, SALVATION and DEAD IN THE DIRT hitting the stage, with additional support and headlining acts still to be announced in the days ahead.

A limited number of two-day passes for The Power Of The Riff East are available for purchase right now at this location. Single day tickets for both days will go on sale this Monday, July 2nd at 12pm EST. Saturday tickets will be available at this location and Sunday tickets over here. tuned for more announcements in the days ahead as the lineup for this behemoth event expands.

Full info and tickets for The Power Of The Riff West -- confirmed to take place on Saturday, August 11th at Los Angeles' Echo/Echoplex -- are available now here. More...

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Heartless Robbed In Portland

Pennsylvania act Heartless has issued the following statement about the band's van being broken into during a Portland tour stop:

"As some of you might already know, the van being used by us and Dead In The Dirt was broken into last night in Portland.

"Several personal bags containing computers, passports, and most of our band fund are gone. This is a shitty situation, but it is a risk we face everyday, and we are thankful it was not worse.

"This sets us back in so many ways, so we ask that you please do what you can to support the rest of this tour so that we can get back on our feet and carry on with the rest of the things we have planned for the year. The rest of the dates are posted here." More...

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High on Fire Tops BrooklynVegan SXSW Showcase

BrooklynVegan, Power of the Riff and Southern Lord Records play host to a free SXSW showcase on March 16th, 2012 at Scoot Inn (1308 e4th St) in Austin, Texas.

The free daytime portion runs in conjunction with a four-day Thrasher/Converse "Death Match," featuring a skate ramp with skaters and an assortment of bands that runs all day long. Starting at noon, the free event will feature eleven bands on two stages. More...

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Dead In The Dirt To Release New EP

Atlanta, Georgia's Dead in the Dirt has confirmed an upcoming 7" EP release via Southern Lord for September 27th titled "Fear." The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:

9/10/2011 Caledonia Lounge - Athens, GA *record release show with Earth, Mount Eerie
9/12/2011 Roundhill Community Center - Lexington, SC
9/13/2011 The Courthouse - Rock Hill, SC w/ Nail Biter
9/14/2011 The Warehouse - Richmond, VA w Fire And Ice
9/15/2011 The Blue Nile - Harrisonburg, VA
9/16/2011 Episcopal Church - Frederick, MD w/ Eddie Brock, Wire Tap, Passengers
9/17/2011 secret location - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Old Wounds, Divider
9/18/2011 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Meek Is Murder, In The Shit, Scowl
9/19/2011 secret location - Wallingford, CT w/ Iron Hand
9/20/2011 New Catalonia - Providence, RI w/ Weak Teeth
9/21/2011 PT 109 - Brighton, MA w/ In The Shit, Hivesmasher, Lolita Black
9/22/2011 Dad City - Amherst, MA
9/23/2011 ROTA - Plattsburgh, NY
9/24/2011 *TBA/HELP WANTED - Buffalo, NY
9/25/2011 Roboto Project - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Masakari
9/26/2011 Tower 2012 - Cleveland, OH w/ Masakari
9/27/2011 321 Main Street - Barnesville, OH
9/28/2011 The Back Lot - Cincinnati, OH
9/29/2011 Little Hamilton - Nashville, TN
9/30/2011 Sluggo's - Chattanooga, TN

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