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Below is our complete Fistula 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.

Berserker III Band Lineup Announced

This March, the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker Music Fest.

Now in its third year, the event - a truly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and wife Veronica - Berskerer III boasts its most devouring lineups to date with the all-ages three-night/three-stage gala.

Appearances will be made by internationally touring acts like Voivod, Ghoul, Conan, Macabre, Cannabis Corpse and Black Tusk as well as a spattering of new and established Michigan-based artists like Acid Witch, Child Bite, Perversion and Shit Life.

Comments Knight, "It's a fucking blast putting this thing together. Veronica and I pick all of the bands and organize the entire weekend. I handle all of the art and a lot of the promotion side too. It's a metric shit ton of work and it's really stressful, but in the end it's all worth it. We're basically just making something that we wish was already had; a bit of the ol' 'if you build it, they will come.' I spent a lot of time at various metal fests last year, either playing them with Child Bite or simply attending them. It's great to see what works, what doesn't, and just in general let it affect how we plan our next event. This is our biggest lineup yet, and our biggest venue, so I can't wait to see how it all turns out!"

Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, VGKids, ESP Printing, UHF Records, CJAM 99.1 FM and Woodward Avenue Brewers, Berserker III will take place on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th with a special FREE PreSerker kickoff party slated to take place at Small's (Hamtramck) on Wednesday, March 2nd featuring eight bands on two stages. More...

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Roadburn Adds More Bands To 2015 Lineup

Roadburn Festival is pleased to kick off the new year with a handful of new confirmations, plus the addition of a fifth stage. Tickets for the 20th edition of the festival are on sale now.

Minsk, Mount Salem, and Worm Ouroboros have been added to the line up at the 013 for Thursday, April 9th. Having previously performed at the 2009 edition of the festival, Minsk return to Roadburn, bringing an atmospheric, meditative ambience, offset by raging thrust. Look out for plenty of canyon-sized riffs, trippy sounding keyboards and enchanting vocals when Mount Salem conjurs a crushing windstorm to blow through Roadburn, whilst Worm Ouroboros will be spinning diaphanous webs of the most delicate chamber doom.

New Orleans heavyweights Goatwhore lead the charge, followed by Germany's Downfall of Gaia, noise-hardcore trio Cortez, and a dual-pronged sludge attack from both Fister and Moloch as the first bands announced for the intimate Cul de Sac venue.

As with the 2014 edition, Roadburn's fifth stage will be at Cul de Sac - a small music café located across from the 013 venue at 48 Heuvel, which is the street lined with bars and restaurants (also affectionately known as “Weirdo Canyon”). Four bands will perform at Cul de Sac on each day of the festival, Thursday - Sunday. Entry to these shows is sure to be in high demand, so attendees are advised to arrive early to secure access.

With regret, the festival's organizers have to announce that Lord Mantis will no longer be performing at Roadburn 2015. The band is unable to make it over to Europe due to personal reasons; as a result the performance at Roadburn and any shows around that will be cancelled. The vacant slot on the line up will be taken by Ohio sludge titans Fistula. More...

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Fistula Announces Rock 'N' Roll Vermin Tour

Long-running Cleveland ministers of sludge, Fistula, are preparing to spread their aural disease along the East Coast with a short stretch of live assaults.

Scheduled to commence on Monday September 2nd, the Rock 'N' Roll Vermin Tour 2013 will filthify its way through Allston, Providence, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Allentown. Fistula will be joined by diseased brethren, Nightstick. Hearing will be damaged and feelings will be hurt on these dates:

9/02/2013 Obrien's - Allston, MA
9/04/2013 Dusk - Providence, RI
9/05/2013 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
9/06/2013 The Mill Creek Tavern - Philadelphia, PA
9/07/2013 Sportsman's Café - Allentown PA

In other Fistula activities, the band has a host of new offerings on the rise including the brand new "Vermin Prolificus" LP, set to detonate via To Live A Lie early next year. Fistula will be crash-test driving the tunes "Smoke Cat Hair and Toe Nails," "Pig Funeral," and "Goat Brothel" throughout next week's live takeover.

Additionally, Fistula will appear on a split cassette with Radiation Sickness to be unleashed through Die Song this October as well as a split 12" with Ravens Creed through Doomentia in 2014. More...

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Fistula Kicking Off "Northern Aggression" Tour

In commemoration of the "Northern Aggression" album release, Fistula will take to the streets this week on the Northern Aggression 2012 tour. The melee begins today in Lakewood, Ohio and will roll through Indianapolis, Chicago, Brooklyn and Cambridge, along the way sharing the stage with Vulture, Coffinworm, Black Goat, Cleanteeth (ex/members Goes Cube, Hull), Generation of Vipers (members of US Christmas) and more. Dates are available below. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Cleveland’s long-running sludge kingpins Fistula have just filthified the planet with their latest dose of resin-coated low-end antagonism. One of the most constantly productive bands of the modern sludge scene, Fistula have tortured live audiences abroad and boast a lengthy discography of LPs, EPs, demos, split releases and more since their 1998 inception.

"Recorded in May and June with Eric Braunschweigerat Rogue Mobile Recording in Massachusetts (the vocals were recorded with Big Metal Dave at Broken Back Studios in Cleveland), the band’s latest caustic crusher, Northern Aggression, is out now via PATAC Records. The LP version of the offering is loaded with eight ceaselessly brutal anthems -- including an album-closing cover of The Mentors’ 'Going Through Your Purse' -- while the CD version includes a bonus of Fistula's 2010-released six-song Loser EP, adding an additional 28-minutes to the aural beating. For ordering info, point your browser here."

Fistula's Northern Aggression Tour 2012:

10/19/2012 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH w/ Vulture, Mockingbird, Deathcrawl, Pissmongrel
10/20/2012 Indy's Jukebox– Indianapolis, IN w/ Coffinworm, Black Goat of the Woods, Conjurer
10/21/2012 Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ Coffinworm, Drug Honkey, Cog
10/23/2012 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cleanteeth, Generation of Vipers
10/24/2012 Cambridge Elks – Cambridge, MA w/ Nachzherer, Insult More...

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Fistula Recording New Material

Cleveland Ohio doom/sludge band Fistula is in the studio recording a few different projects. The band is currently in the process of finishing up a split 7" with the group Monkey Priest. The name of the song they will be contributing to it is "Devils Smoke," and the art and layout is being done by Jason Barnett for this Feretro records release. Also, Fistula is writing material and already have four songs done for an album titled "Bad Credit and Dead Friends." Nate Linehan of Anal Cunt fame will be handling the drumming on that release. Around since 1998, Fistula has many splits and full-lengths. The uploaded video below is for the track "Adversary," from it's 2003 release "Idiopathic." Check out more material from Fistula on it's MySpace page. You can also stream new material from the group on it's Facebook bandpage. More...

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