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Below is our complete Alterbeast 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.
Alterbeast is currently embarked on the "Devastation of the Nation" tour with Origin, Krisiun, Aeon, and Soreption. The band has now checked in from the road with this update about drummer Mikey Wilson missing the rest of the run:
"We've been having an absolutely killer time performing alongside these legends on the Devastation On The Nation Tour!!! Unfortunately our drummer Mikey has to depart from tour due to work related issues.
"But we aren't done here! Gabe Seeber will be flying out to save the day and fill in for the remaining dates! Expect to see Gabe on the 30th in Philidelphia! And we wanna send the biggest horns out to Mikey, the newest addition to our fam!
"He has been amazing every single night, and the funnest to hang with every day! Safe travels home breh and we will see you when we begin rehearsals for the new Alterbeast record!" More...
Still touring in support of the 2012 album "Aeons Black" (reviewed here - and about time to record a new album wouldn't you say, boys?) Swedish death metal unit Aeon will begin a march through North America this evening on the Devastation On The Nation Tour featuring headliners Origin and Krisiun.
Set to embark in Crest Hill, Illinois, the Metal Injection-sponsored live takeover will decimate nearly three-dozen venues through October 5th. Additional support will be provided by Alterbeast, Soreption and Ingested.
Dates are as follows: More...
Brazilian death metal trio Krisiun will be returning to North America this Fall with technical death metal giants Origin for an extensive co-headlining trek.
The tour will also see Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption, and Ingested as support, making this a must-see show for all death metal maniacs. Dates are as follows:
Sept. 4, 2015 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Sept. 5, 2015 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Sept. 6, 2015 - Winnipeg, MB - Zoo Cabaret
Sept. 7, 2015 - Calgary, AB - Dickens
Sept. 8, 2015 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Sept. 9, 2015 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Sept. 10, 2015 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Sept. 11, 2015 - Spokane, WA - The Pin!
Sept. 12, 2015 - Salem, OR - Duffy's Hangar
Sept. 13, 2015 - San Jose, CA - Rockbar Theater
Sept. 14, 2015 - Upland, CA - The Grizzly Den
Sept. 15, 2015 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Sept. 16, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
Sept. 17, 2015 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
Sept. 18, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Deluxe
Sept. 19, 2015 - Denver, CO - Roxy Theater
Sept. 20, 2015 - Albuquerque, NM - Blu Phoenix Venue
Sept. 22, 2015 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey B&G
Sept. 23, 2015 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
Sept. 24, 2015 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sept. 27, 2015 - Fayetteville, NC - Drunk Horse Pub
Sept. 28, 2015 - Louisville, KY - Diamonds Pub
Sept. 29, 2015 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Sept. 30, 2015 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Oct. 1, 2015 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
Oct. 2, 2015 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
Oct. 3, 2015 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Oct. 4, 2015 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry More...
The "Devastation On The Nation" Tour today announces Origin and Krisiun as co-headliners of this year's edition of the tour.
Supporting bands have been revealed as Aeon, Soreption, Alterbeast and Ingested.
Specific tour dates will be announced next week, with the current tour poster available below.
Abiotic is set to release devastating new album "Casuistry" this coming April 21st on Metal Blade Records, which follows the "Symbiosis" full-length (reviewed here).
In support of the album, the band will be hitting the road starting this April for an extensive North American tour. Abiotic s heading out alongside Boris the Blade, Alterbeast, and more. The tour kicks off April 12th and wraps up May 8th in San Francisco, CA.
In addition to the dates with Boris the Blade, Abiotic will play select headline dates leading up to the start of the tour and an additional headline date on the way back home. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
Currently out on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Alterbeast has been denied entrance to Canada and will be missing two shows. The band comments:
"Unfortunately we were turned away by immigration into Canada earlier this morning, so we are unable to do the Toronto and Montreal dates of this tour.
"We feel absolutely terrible about missing these shows, but are taking the necessary steps to ensure that this will not happen again. We thank you for your understanding and hope to shred your beautiful country very soon!
"We'll be in Boston for the next few days if anyone wants to hang out! Message us at Facebook!"
The dates for the trek are as follows: More...
Mark your calendars: The Black Dahlia Murder has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream the upcoming October 9th concert at New York City. Fans can tune in on October 9th at 10:25PM ET | 7:25PM PT at this location.
The Black Dahlia Murder is currently on tour with co-headliners Suicide Silence, along with supporting acts Chelsea Grin and Alterbeast. Vocalist Trevor Strnad offered the following comment on the tour:
"We are very excited to finally be able to let the big secret out… our final US tour on the 'Everblack' album will be with none other than Californian titans Suicide Silence. The guys have been homies of ours since we toured together with Cannibal Corpse in South America. We are extremely glad they've chosen to persevere all of the hardship and tragedy and we are proud to call them tour mates and friends. The magic 8 Ball says we're going to party our asses off together and have an awesome, successful tour. Cheers to Suicide Silence and we'll see you all in October!" More...
After the success of our DevilDriver giveaway in June, we’re inviting South Florida residents (or any able/willing to attend) to see The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, and Alterbeast on Monday, October 13th. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading “Black Dahlia Murder,” and submit your full name matching your ID.
Even if you can’t make it, lend us a hand and share our giveaway far and wide on social media; the more popular it gets, the more we can spread this experiment nationwide and to a venue near you.
Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) weighs in with a rather prickly and pessimistic insight on the longterm effects of Internet culture on the music/metal scene, specifically the downsides (and there are always downsides).
The downloading issue has been talked to death, but Mike sees some mass psychological implications at work here as well, and they do not bode well for the future. His hypothesis: due to the increased platform the Web offers to egoistic, insecure, and often talent-starved amateurs, there will never again emerge a tremendously popular, universally loved rock ’n’ roll band, much less a metal band. Listen in to hear his full thoughts on the matter.
Finally, Kevin offers a detailed review of the new self-titled album from Darkest Hour, which boasts a new rhythm section and a potentially divisive new direction in style - although Kevin puts up a passionate and justified defense on the album’s behalf. Do you agree?
Alterbeast has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist:
"Unfortunately our singer Cameron will be stepping down from vocal duties at the end of August, we are sad to see him go, but we will be forever grateful for his contributions to this band and cant wait to see what cool and amazing stuff he does next! We hope you will roll out to Cameron's last show w/ Origin, King Parrot, Beyond Creation and more Friday, Aug. 29th in South Lake Tahoe and send him off in DM fashion!
"Our good friend Monte Barnard (The Antioch Synopsis, Soma Ras) will be stepping up to fill Cam's shoes, and let us tell ya, this guy is a fucking unstoppable killing machine! He is the real deal. One of the best frontmen we have ever seen, with a vocal range that is unmatched by most. We really lucked out in gaining this most welcomed member to the Alterbeast family. Catch him with us this October when we tour North America w/The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, and Chelsea Grin! Presented by Blackcraft! Check the dates below!" More...
Suicide Silence will soon be touring with The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin, and Alterbeast. Dates are available below, and Suicide Silence's Mark Heylmun comments:
"It has been way too long since we headlined in the good ol' US of A and it's an honor to be co-headlining with our friends in Black Dahlia. It doesn't matter how long your hair is, what your girlfriend looks like, or if you make it into work the next day... Come out and party with us!"
10/03/14 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
10/04/14 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
10/05/14 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
10/06/14 Opera House - Toronto, ON
10/07/14 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
10/08/14 Paradise - Boston, MA
10/09/14 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
10/10/14 Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
10/11/14 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD (+ MACHINE HEAD)
10/13/14 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/14/14 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
10/15/14 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/17/14 House of Blues - Houston, TX
10/18/14 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/19/14 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX (+ WHITECHAPEL, BEARTOOTH)
10/21/14 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
10/22/14 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
10/23/14 Yost Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
10/24/14 San Manuel Amphitheater - Devore, CA (Knotfest Pre-Party)
10/25/14 Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA (no SUICIDE SILENCE)
10/26/14 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
10/28/14 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/29/14 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/14 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO More...
On Sunday, June 15th, Unique Leader Records will be hosting a showcase performance in conjunction with Rock the Nation America.
The event includes an all-star line up of brutality, featuring: Disgorge, Condemned, Unmerciful, Inanimate Existence, The Kennedy Veil, AlterBeast, Euphoric Defilement, and Mouth of the Serpent.
Location: The Black Castle – 855 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles
Doors Open at 4pm – All Ages – $15 cover More...
Alterbeast's new full-length album "Immortal" sees official release today via Unique Leader, and now you can hear the song "Ancient's Retribution" below.
Sacremento death metal act Alterbeast today spews forth "Vile Remnants," which comes courtesy of the band's "Immortal" full-length, set for imminent detonation on March 18th via Unique Leader.
Listen to the song in the player below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Methodically assembled in several locals throughout 2013, with guitars and bass recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles by former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan 'Bart' Williams, vocals arranged at Mayhemeness Studios in Sacramento by Bob Swanson (Rings Of Saturn) and drums tracked at Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al), who also mixed and mastered the offering, Immortal is a dynamic, instrumentally pummeling and plainly scathing manifestation of auditory brutality." More...
The musical assassins at Gear Gods today unleash the latest track of technical tenacity and demonical debauchery from Sacramento death metal ogres Alterbeast.
Titled "Mutilated Marvel," the track features on the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Immortal," set for release via Unique Leader Records on March 18th. Give it a listen below. More...
Sacramento technical death metal militia Alterbeast is pleased to unleash a full-length debut via Unique Leader on March 18th.
Titled "Immortal," the eight track monster offering was meticulously assembled in several locals throughout 2013. Guitars and bass were recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles with former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan "Bart" Williams, vocals arranged at Mayhemeness Studios in Sacramento by Bob Swanson (Rings Of Saturn, Plague Window et al) and drums tracked at Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al), who also mixed and mastered the release.
Elaborates vocalist Cam Rogers of the outcome: "Immortal is what was spawned from hard work, dedication, and downright brutal musicianship. It has intricate solos, absolutely crushing interludes and brutal circle-pit anthems. Alterbeast sets the scene with grievous piano preceding the onset of 'Flesh Bound Text' which comes in with blistering drums and guitars effortlessly making their way around the fret board. Every piece truly has its own personality on this record, whether it's the apocalyptic soundscapes of 'Ancient's Retribution,' the devastating aggression of 'Vile Remnants' or the unmerciful grooves in 'Throne of Maggots.' This album has something for every listener and comes together seamlessly to form as a breathtaking whole. Immortal is exactly what we intended it to be: a gripping and intense death metal album."
1. Flesh Bound Text
2. Of Decimus Divine
3. Vile Remnants
4. Ancient's Retribution
5. Mutilated Marvel
6. Into Oblivion
8. Throne of Maggots More...
Alterbeast (formerly Gary Busey Amber Alert) has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming album:
"We are very pleased to announce that we have received the masters of our record 'Immortal' (out early 2014 via Unique Leader Records), and it sounds phenomenal!
"We truly believe there is something for everyone one on this 8 track juggernaut, and will be releasing cover art, done by Raymond Swanland, track listing, album release date, and a new song for your listening pleasure very soon!
"Info on pre order packages, merch, and touring will be covered in the near future as well! In the mean time watch our drummer Gabe shred at Castle Ultimate Studios!" More...
Sacramento technical death metal legion Alterbeast is pleased to announce a union with Unique Leader Records. The label comments:
"Formed in 2011 under the working title Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA), Alterbeast combines influences from the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder, Necrophagist and Spawn of Possession with numerous classic death metal acts like Dissection and Morbid Angel into an infuriated expulsion of animosity.
"After a year of dedicated song-crafting, Alterbeast unleashed their first demo in 2012 and played countless shows opening for Deicide, Dying Fetus, Testament, Revocation, Exhumed, Severed Savior and many others. Their crushing live assaults combined with a DIY ethos quickly earned them a revered place within the local death metal community.
"Earlier this year, Alterbeast entered Augmented Audio at Sound Temple Studios to record their debut. Titled Immortal, the record was engineered by former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan 'Bart' Williams. The band later enlisted Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil) to the drum stool, returned to the studio - this time at Oakland's Castle Ultimate with engineer Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) -- to record drums, mix and master the album.
"Slated for release in early 2014 via Unique Leader, Immortal will feature eight tracks of brutal, uncompromising death metal mastery. Further Alterbeast developments to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned." More...
Gary Busey Amber Alert has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Garrett Garvey:
"Hey everybody. Unfortunately Garrett has decided to leave the band. We already have Gabe (The Kennedy Veil) filling in for us and he is absolutely killing it.
"We're excited for what the future holds and are trying to keep as many shows as possible as Gabe is having to split his time between two bands. Check out his videos and come out to a show. See you all soon."
Gary Busey Amber Alert, hailing from Sacramento, has released a new demo. G.B.A.A. is streaming that demo over on MySpace, plus they have uploaded a video for the track "Vile Remnants." G.B.A.A. will play it's first live gig on January 6th at On The Y in Sacramento, along with the bands Sepsis, Symbolik, Aborticide and From Cities to Salt.