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Hardcore punk group Poison Idea is preparing for vicious live assaults on opposing coasts of North America flanking the turn of the year, with a West Coast tour about to begin next week, and an East Coast run now confirmed for February.
Poison Idea returned to full-time deployment in 2015 with the triumphant release of brutalizing new studio full-length, "Confuse & Conquer," which was unveiled by Southern Lord in April.
12/11/2015 Shea's Tavern - Reno, NV
12/12/2015 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
12/13/2015 924 Gilman - Berkeley, CA
12/14/2015 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
12/15/2015 The Doll Hut - Anaheim, CA
12/16/2015 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
12/17/2015 Alex's Bar - Long Beach, CA
12/18/2015 The Garage - Ventura, CA
12/19/2016 Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA
1/02/2016 Ash Street - Portland, OR w/ The Lovesores, Shadowhouse
2/11/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Iron Reagan
2/12/2016 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
2/13/2016 Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA
2/14/2016 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Child Bite, Chud
2/15/2016 Amityville Music Hall - Amityville, NY w/ Child Bite, Sheer Terror, Deathcycle
2/16/2016 Cherry Street Station - Wallingford, CT w/ Child Bite
2/17/2016 Once - Somerville, MA w/ Child Bite
2/18/2016 Fuzebox - Albany, NY w/ Child Bite
2/19/2016 Bar Le Ritz PDB - Montreal, QC w/ Child Bite
2/20/2016 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON w/ Child Bite
2/21/2016 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI w/ Child Bite More...
Day two started at the Holiday Inn. The 7th floor of the Holiday Inn hosted the film portion of the festival. There were also a number of vendors associated with the films there. Angelcorpse guitarist Gene Palubicki was one of the vendors on hand. He starred in the movie “American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock,” the second film in the “American Guinea Pig” series. This film had a major buzz about it. Many fans I talked to expressed a desire to see this film and according to Palubicki the Zombie Room wasn’t big enough to accommodate all interested parties. The event featured a Q & A with director Marcus Koch and producer/screenwriter Steven Biro and was moderated by Bill Moseley (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, House of 1,000 Corpses).
The band schedule for both the Aztec and Korova was different than the night before when Korova started early in the day, ended, the Aztec started and then the Korova hosted the last band at 12:30 AM. Today, the Korova started at 6 PM and ran concurrently with the Aztec. Austin d-beat punkers Krigblast opened Korova. More punkisms came via Chicago, Illinois’ Kill It Again and many fans gushed at seeing veterans, Fang. The Aztec hosted a day filled with punk rock, too, starting with Poison Idea, Dropdead and Negative Approach. And the grindcore of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Cripple Bastards also fit into the punk’s gnarled family tree. More...
This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!
Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!
And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.
Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."
Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...
Poison Idea, Ghoul, Dropdead and Zombi have been added to the roster of this year's bands at Housecore Horror Film Festival. These groups will join Suffocation, Corrosion of Conformity, Autopsy, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and more bands. More...
Upon returning from a European tour which consumed the past several weeks, Poison Idea has announced that the band is going on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time.
The band needs to address some health issues and personal matters, and all upcoming shows for the future have been cancelled or postponed. Additional details on the band's future plans will be announced at a later date.
Poison Idea release the "Confuse & Conquer" LP through Southern Lord Recordings in April of this year. All the tracks are available for streaming below. More...
"Confuse & Conquer," the mammoth new full-length studio LP from Portland, Oregon's Poison Idea, is today officially available worldwide via Southern Lord Recordings, and is now available for streaming in its entirety. Listen in below.
The "Confuse & Conquer" album boasts thirty-five minutes of thundering, infectious rage recorded in the band's hometown by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege. The track listing is:
1. Bog 02:32
2. Me & JD 02:40
3. Psychic Wedlock 04:34
4. Hypnotic 04:43
5. Trip Wire 03:47
6. I Never Heard Of You 03:46
7. Cold Black Afternoon 03:03
8. The Rhythms Of Insanity 01:51
9. Dead Cowboy 03:37
10. Beautiful Disaster 02:18
11. Reprise 01:48 More...
Poison Idea's first new album since 2006's "Latest Will And Testament," and first since the passing of the band's great friend and guitarist Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts, will be "Confuse & Conquer." The new album drops on April 7th via Southern Lord.
A new track titled "Rhythms Of Insanity" can be heard now in the player provided below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
Eleven brand new anthems for the degenerate masses surge with thirty-five minutes of nonstop action on the new LP, its recording handled by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege in late 2014.
With a massive European tour kicking off just days following the release of "Confuse & Conquer," Poison Idea has booked a hometown record release show for May 23rd, as well as a two-week June run through the West Coast US, Mexico and Texas, with a second European tour for the Summer being booked as well as an East Coast tour in September. View the full current live itinerary below and be prepared for more tour dates to be announced in the coming days. More...
The first single to be released from the "Confuse & Conquer" LP by Portland, Oregon's hardcore punk heroes Poison Idea has been debuted today through New Noise Magazine, as Southern Lord prepares to release the album in one month.
Get stuck in the "Bog" with Poison Idea below. "Confuse & Conquer" will see North American release via Southern Lord on April 7th on CD, LP and digital formats. The track listing is:
2. Me & JD
3. Psychic Wedlock
4. Hypnoptic (alternate version)
5. Trip Wire
6. I Never Heard Of You
7. Cold Black Afternoon
8. Rhythms Of Insanity
9. Dead Cowboy
10. Beautiful Disaster
11. Reprise More...
Poison Idea is preparing to release the band's first new album since 2006's "Latest Will and Testament."
Southern Lord Recordings, responsible for reissuing the band's back-catalog in recent years, is irresponsible enough to bring to you "Confuse & Conquer," now confirmed for U.S. release on April 7th, 2015. The label comments:
"Soaking up respect from generations of hardcore punks and dishing none out, the dastardly denizens of mid-paced punk shred are in trademark form on 'Confuse & Conquer.' With longstanding members Jerry A (vocals), Eric 'The Vegetable' Olsen (guitar) and Chris 'Spider' Carey (bass) alloyed by the fresh faces of Nathan 'Skinny' Richardson (drums) and Brandon Bentley (guitar), Poison Idea's brand new full-length proves itself both identifiable and rewarding to listeners who have encountered them at any point from their 1980 birth onwards.
"Inventive beyond its steadfast roots, yet altogether as blunt as a stagediver's knee hurtling towards your face, 'Confuse & Conquer' sees the band wasting not a single second on non-music activities, riding high on this wave of creativity. Their forceful hardcore pummel is underwritten with dark humor, rage, disdain, and moments of real melancholy well beyond the usual remit of the genre, but it's to be expected of Portland's nihilistic champions, proudly unaligned with any other sound out there. They were there at the beginning and they'll be there at the end, and in the meantime they have a lot more punk rock left to produce.
"'Confuse & Conquer' was recorded in their hometown by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege over the closing few months of 2014, and will see release via Southern Lord on the 7th of April on CD, LP and digital formats. Additionally, expanded reissues of seminal Poison Ideas titles 'War All The Time,' 'Feel The Darkness' and more are also in the works for the coming years. More...
It is with massive enthusiasm that Southern Lord Recordings announces the impending brand new studio LP from long-running, Oregon-based American hardcore punk outfit, Poison Idea. The label comments:
"Over recent months, out of the public eye, the current Poison Idea lineup has been intermittently raiding Audiosiege in Portland for clandestine recording and mastering sessions, covertly harnessing their first new album since 2006's Latest Will And Testament LP.
"Bearing eleven raging new anthems, the new album has been titled Confuse & Conquer. Recorded by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise), the record booms with thirty-five minutes of fully ignited hardcore punk in the monolithic style the band has provided for three-and-a-half decades now.
"Though Confuse & Conquer is the first new Poison Idea album to be released since the passing of iconic guitarist Tom 'Pig Champion' Roberts in early 2006, the loved, infectious sound delivered on the band's seminal albums including 1990's Feel The Darkness and 1992's Blank Blackout Vacant blazes through the entire album. More...
Following last year's resurrection of "Darby Crash Rides Again" and "The Fatal Erection Years," Southern Lord is preparing to deliver the latest release in a series of reissues from Poison Idea's potent catalog, with an expanded edition of the band's 1986 LP, "Kings of Punk."
Southern Lord will re-unleash the 2xCD "Bloated Edition" of this beast in North America on November 26th. The following press release was also issued:
"An unmistakable rager of an album by the Portland hardcore berzerkers, on their second full-length Poison Idea had begun tightening their blazing nailbomb eruptions of noise of their earliest material reflected, and where they really began developing what would become their signature sound. Kicking off with the riff Discharge wish they had written, Kings of Punk is a big, bold slab of premium American hardcore, with undertones of the hard rockin' bombast which would define their later works. From the crazed splutter of 'God Not God,' tripping over itself in a wonderful mess of distress, to the sneering blast of 'Made To Be Broken,' this is Poison Idea at their unparalleled, grittiest, snottiest best.
"Kings of Punk perfectly encapsulates one of the most important bands of the era who took the template of the early '80s and perverted it to fit their own twisted desires. The three live sets, taken from the years '84-'86, offer an even more revealing snapshot of Poison Idea in their destructive prime, drawling insults at the audience, the world and themselves and filling two full CDs, brought kicking and thrashing back to life by Jack Control (World Burns to Death). As well as the unhinged audio content, this reissueis packed with liner notes, archive flyers and photos of the band from the era."
The newest in a series of reissues from Portland’s Poison Idea via Southern Lord has been confirmed. Following the reissue of "Darby Crash Rides Again" early this year, the next in line comes in the form of PI’s "The Fatal Erection Years;" featuring forty-five raw, filthy nasty tracks. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Poison Idea's official debut release was 1983’s short, lo-fi blast of punk/hardcore fury, the Pick Your King EP. The infamous jacket featured a 'choice' of two kings, Jesus (front cover) and Elvis Presley (back cover). It was released on the bands own Fatal Erection label. In 1984, the band released the Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes 12” (the cover, featuring guitarist Pig Champion’s substantial vinyl collection). The record found the band incorporating subtle heavy rock elements into their music which was further honed on their contribution to the 1985 Drinking Is Great compilation 7” with the track 'Laughing Boy.' Both Record Collectors… and Drinking… were also self-released on Fatal Erection Records. By this time (84-85), POISON IDEA was in full swing and were perfecting their signature wall of sound: a raging punk attack.
"In cooperation with the band and TKO Records, Southern Lord is honored to release the CD version of The Fatal Erection Years. This compilation collects the Pick Your King 7”, Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes LP, and 4 compilation tracks from the era. Exclusive to this CD version, is the entire live set from the band at their best in Portland circa 1983. Live at the Met features 19 live, raw punk blasts and effectively brings this essential archival document to a raucous, destructive end. The audio has been remastered and restored by Jack Control (World Burns to Death, Severed Head of State), and the poster/booklet contains liner notes from Poison Idea vocalist Jerry A, and tons of photos, flyers and more from the band’s early days. A must have for the die-hard fans and any fan of true hardcore, punk rock!
"The Fatal Erection Years will see North American release on August 14th, just two weeks before Poison Idea will storm the two-day The Power Of The Riff East in Brooklyn the same night as Agnostic Front, Pentagram, Negative Approach, Xibalba and more!
"Southern Lord will continue to reissue seminal Poison Ideareleases over the coming months including War All The Time, Ian Mackaye, Feel The Darkness, We Must Burn and Last Will & Testament. Stay tuned." More...
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.
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.
The final details and routing for the previously-announced Southern Lord Summer package tour have been confirmed today. The tour is set to bring some of the label's newest and most promising acts as well as some heavy veterans on the eclectic but lethal roster together for a near month-long trek across the face of America.
The core acts for the tour include the Ontario-based hardcore/rock outfit Burning Love (featuring ex-Cursed vocalist), dark lords of Swedish crust Martyrdod, Milwaukee's metal/hardcore crossover outfit Enabler, and Seattle's d-beat/death-infused hardcore bastards Black Breath headlining the full tour. All four bands have brand new albums either already out or set to be unleashed based around the tour.
Special guests Poison Idea, Noothgrush, Pelican, Power Trip, Wild//Tribe, Dead in the Dirt, The Secret, and more will also infiltrate the routing, each with one or more regional performances throughout the debauchery-ridden escapade, and Southern Lord will also host a label showcase in Pomona, California with details to be announced in the coming weeks. More...
Southern Lord Recordings has issued the following announcement about re-releasing albums from Poison Idea:
"Southern Lord Recordings are proud to be officially re-releasing several incredible, seminal titles from Portland, Oregon’s explosive punk/hardcore kings, POISON IDEA in 2012!
"Southern Lord will be releasing CD versions of several POISON IDEA reissues that TKO Records are currently re-releasing on vinyl. All of the material is being re-mastered by Jack Control (World Burns to Death) and each release includes new, extensive liner notes as well as never before seen photos and previously unreleased bonus material.
"This POISON IDEA reissue series kicks off January 31st, with the re-release of Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years. Boasting twenty-nine tracks from the band’s earliest days, the album includes the 100% previously unreleased Boner’s Kitchen demo from 1981, the complete Darby Crash Rides Again demo from 1982, the complete uncut live-on-the-air set from the 1983 KBOO radio benefit, and outtakes from the Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes recording session. Much of this material has either been out-of-print or never before officially released!
"All the recordings have been meticulously restored and mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering. The booklet contains liner notes, old flyers and tons of previously unpublished photos from the band’s beginnings. This is a complete no-brainer for POISON IDEA fans or any fan of the early days of American hardcore punk. More...