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Progressive death metal unit Abiotic will be touring Canada this August alongside the black metal might of Necronomicon and Vesperia for the "Okkults In Canada" tour 2016.
Set to commence on August 4th and level nearly two dozen venues through August 27th, the upcoming trek follows Abiotic's recent European tour alongside death metal heavyweights, Suffocation and Cattle Decapitation.
After unleashing new album "Advent of The Human God" this past March via Season of Mist, Canadian death metal masters Necronomicon will be hitting the road for a first headlining tour across Canada since 2011.
Support will come from technical death metallers Abiotic and epic death metal quartet Vesperia and the "Okkultis In Canada" tour will kick off in Ottawa, ON on August 4th. The trek heads as far west as Vancouver to wrap up back east in Oshawa, ON on August 27th.
Following the Canadian tour, Necronomicon will meet up with Swedish black metallers Marduk plus label Greece's extreme metal titans Rotting Christ and Dutch symphonic black metal trio Carach Angren for a USA September tour.
Necronomicon's Rob The Witch comments: "After spending these last 4 years mostly in US while on tour, we decided that it was about time to hit the road at home. We'll be touring Canada for 'Advent of the Human God' with the brutality of Abiotic and our Ontario brothers Vesperia. We are cranked up to see old friends and new ones and can't wait to see all of you this coming August before joining Marduk, Rotting Christ and Carach Angren for our September US tour. See you soon." More...
Austrian-French brutal death metal outfit Monument Of Misanthropy premieres a new live drumcam playthrough video, showcasing Julien Helwin blasting through the songs "Foreboding Of Evil" and "Entering A New State", taken from the latest album "Anger Mismanagement". The playthrough was recorded on March 11, 2016 in Erba, Italy during Monument Of Misanthropy's "The Tyrants Of Death European Tour 2016", supporting NYC death metal veterans of Suffocation, San Diego deathgrind juggernauts of Cattle Decapitation and Florida tech-death wizards of Abiotic.
Check out now the drum playthrough video for "Entering A New State" below.
The official music video for "Entering A New State" can be seen below: More...
Cattle Decapitation has announced the extension of the band's contract with Metal Blade Records.
Comments the group: "Very proud to have fulfilled our initial contract with Metal Blade Records and seeing this band rocketing into the future! We’re happy to announce that we’ve re-signed with Metal Blade Records for a few more albums and that we’ll be continuing this awesome relationship we’ve built up with the most important heavy metal record label on planet Earth over the last 14 years! LOTS of worldwide touring coming up, see you all soon as we continue our campaign ushering in "The Anthropocene Extinction"!"
Cattle Decapitation will be overseas with Suffocation, Abiotic and Monument Of Misanthropy early next month on the "The Tyrants Of Death European Tour". A golden vinyl pressing of their latest album "The Anthropocene Extinction" limited to 300 copies will be available on that run.
Check out all dates below: More...
Inspired by Oscuro's “...And Justice For Art” series, I decided to take a look back at some of the metal cover art from 2015 that has stuck with me into the new year.
With hundreds (thousands?) of metal releases every year, there's a ton of artwork that gets splashed across my screen on any given day. While some of it is godawful, for the most part heavy metal gets album artwork right and really creates moods and tones you don't get with the cover designs of other genres.
From Vincent Locke's infamous Cannibal Corpse watercolors to the many, many different cover pieces by Travis Smith, there's some truly iconic artwork in metal and a ton of ground covered in terms of styles and themes.
This past year we got some really great cover art in just about every sub-genre. Unfortunately sometimes killer album art does not mean there will be equally killer music inside, though. The one imbalance that stands out most for me this year was the Marco Hassman cover for Contrarian's “Polemic.”
That cover is jaw-dropping, but it's also intensely interesting in the details. I mean, that's a giant space marlin, and it's apparently engaged in battle with regular old non-organic, metal ships. Everything about that makes me want to hear the album in question. Unfortunately the music didn't grab me (the vocals in particular killed my enjoyment, and the instrumentation was pretty standard tech death), but the artwork unquestionably did its job here.
Our very own George Misanthrope (Raising The Veil) will be joining Monument Of Misanthropy on the "Tyrants Of Death European Tour 2016" with Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, and Abiotic. Meet him and his band on the following dates:
3.03.2016 (CZ) Prague – Futurum
4.03.2016 (GER) Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei
5.03.2016 (CZ) Ostrava - Barrak
6.03.2016 (A) Vienna - Viper Room
7.03.2016 (SLO) Ljubljana - Gala Hala
8.03.2016 (ITA) Brescia - Circolo Colony
9.03.2016 (FR) Luynes/Aix - Le Korigan
10.03.2016 (ITA) Bologna - Alchemica
11.03.2016 (ITA) Erba (CO) - Centrale More...
Belgium's death metal warriors of Exuviated just announced they will be joining Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Abiotic and Infernal Tenebra on their second leg of "The Tyrants Of Death 2016 European Tour".
See the band live on the following dates below:
13.03.2016 - HOL - Utrecht - De Helling
14.03.2016 - GER - Kassel - Kulturzentrum K19
16.03.2016 - CH - Aarau - KiFF
17.03.2016 - CH - Sion - Le Port Franc
18.03.2016 - GER - Oberhausen - Helvete Metal Club
19.03.2016 - GER - Rheine - Hypothalamus
20.03.2016 - HOL - Nijmegen - Doornroosje
21.03.2016 - DEN - Esbjerg - Tobakken
22.03.2016 - DEN - Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
23.03.2016 - SWE - Malmoe - Moriska Paviljongen
Austrian/French brutal death metal veterans of Monument Of Misanthropy just announced they will be joining Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation and Abiotic on their first leg of "The Tyrants Of Death 2016 European Tour". The band also premieres a new drum playthrough video, showcasing the band's new drummer Julien Helwin blasting through the song "Vegan Homicide", taken from the latest album "Anger Mismanagement".
Check out now the drum-playthrough of "Vegan Homicide" below.
Monument Of Misanthropy will be performing live on the following dates below: More...
Long Island, NY-based extreme metal force Suffocation recently toured Europe in support of Nile, and now the band is returning to the other side of the pond again - but this time as the headliner.
The touring package will be completed by San Diego, CA-base death metal progressive grinders Cattle Decapitation as well as Miami, FL-based tech death force Abiotic.
Suffocation guitarist Terrance Hobbs states: "Suffocation are gearing up to head to Europe in March and bring forth the devastation one more time and this time we're bringing the unstoppable wrecking ball, Cattle Decapitation with us! This will be a Massive tour of speed, heaviness and straight chaos combined with devastation of a Nuclear Blast! This tour will be one for the die hard metal fanatics bar none... hope to see you there and witness the pure carnage unfold!" More...
Cattle Decapitation and Abiotic are due to come to Europe with Suffocation for “The Tyrants Of Death” tour in 2016.
This will be the first European tour for Cattle Decapitation in support of latest masterpiece “The Anthropocene Extinction.” Comments vocalist Travis Ryan: “We're happy to be doing another European tour with our good buddies Suffocation and our new friends Abiotic! Its been a while since we've been to Europe and we have an arsenal of new songs ready to pummel you with! See you soon Europa!”
Suffocation is just as excited and had this to say: “Suffocation is gearing up to head to Europe in February 2016 and bring forth the devastation one more time and this time we're bringing the unstoppable wrecking ball, Cattle Decapitation with us! This will be a MASSIVE tour of speed, heaviness and straight chaos combined with devastation of a Nuclear Blast! This tour will be one for the die hard metal fanatics bar none. Hope to see you there and witness the pure carnage unfold!” More...
Tonight, San Diego deathgrind malefactors, Cattle Decapitation, will kick off their North American Extinction headlining tour. Set to initiate in Sacramento, the band's latest live infiltration will run through nearly 2 dozen cities, coming to a close in Atlanta on October 7th.
Support will be provided by King Parrot, Black Crown Initiate and Dark Sermon. The tour follows the band's appearance on this year's Summer Slaughter and serves as a precursor to their run supporting Cannibal Corpse in October as well as a subsequent run of headlining dates with support from label mates Abiotic in November to close out the year.
In celebration of today's tour kick off, the band reveals the official play-through video for "Mammals in Babylon" below.
The North American Extinction Tour 2015 More...
Abiotic will be back on tour beginning September 4th: the Florida natives are heading out on a two week trek and will be joined by Reaping Asmodeia on shows beginning September 7th. More dates are still TBA, and the confirmed listing is below.
Abiotic released sophomore album "Casuistry" in April on Metal Blade Records. It cracked two of the Billboard charts and landed at #50 on the Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.
09/04 Panama City, FL The A&M Theater
09/05 Houston, TX Walter's
09/06 Austin, TX The Hoodang Music Festival
09/07 Fort Worth, TX Tomcat's West
09/10 Des Moines, IA Lefty's Live Music
09/11 Milwaukee, WI The Borg Ward
09/12 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Cabaret
09/13 Edmonton, AB Mercury Room
09/14 Calgary, AB Nite Owl
09/15 Vancouver, BC Funky Winkerbeans More...
Abiotic released sophomore album "Casuistry" last week on Metal Blade Records. The critically acclaimed album cracked two of the Billboard Charts this week: clocking in at #50 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.
Check out the stream of "Cast into the Depths" below, featuring Dying Fetus front man John Gallagher on guest vocals.
In support of the album, the band is currently on an extensive North American tour. Abiotoic is heading out alongside Boris the Blade, Alterbeast and more. The tour stops tonight in Salt Lake City, UT and wraps up May 8th in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the dates with Boris the Blade, Abiotic will play an additional headline date on the way back home. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
Come and Take It Productions founded Texas Independence Fest in 2008 as a way to bring fans of heavy music together and to celebrate Texas pride. This was my second time attending the annual event held in Austin, Texas. Last year I covered sets by Behemoth, 1349, Wayne Static and more. The previous year consisted of only a day, while this year was expanded to three days. Several vendors offered their goods and services for sale. One of these was Gibroni’s Texitalican Kitchen, which offered Tex-Mex meets Italian sandwiches. More...
Abiotic is set to release new album "Casuistry" this coming April 21st on Metal Blade Records. So far two blistering tracks from the band's sophomore release have been made available for streaming, and today another comes online.
As the band kicks off a North American tour, Abiotic has teamed up with Metal Sucks to premiere new single "Molecular Rematerialization." Give it a listen below.
Guitarist John Matos commented on the new track: "'Molecular Rematerialization' is one of my favorite songs off of 'Casuistry!' You get to hear Brent kill it in a drum solo and it has Alex's signature shredful bass runs. We'll be playing this one and tons more off of Casuistry on our upcoming tour with Boris the Blade and Alterbeast!" More...
Abiotic is set to release new album "Casuistry" on April 21st via Metal Blade Records. Today the band has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com to release a new video for the song "The Absence of Purity."
The track features a guest solo from Between the Buried and Me's Paul Waggoner, which the band had to learn after Waggoner tracked it in the studio. Check out the clip below.
In support of the album, the band will be hitting the road starting this April for an extensive North American tour. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
South Florida's Abiotic will kick off a lengthy North American tour next month alongside Boris The Blade, Alterbeast, and more. The live assault will officially commence on April 15th in Memphis, Tennessee and coil its way through nearly two dozen cities, drawing to a close on May 8th in San Francisco, California.
The band will be touring in support of the "Casuistry" full-length, set to drop via Metal Blade Records next month on April 21st. See Abiotic live on these dates: More...
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...
Technical death metal juggernauts of Abiotic are streaming now also a new video for the track "Cast into the Depths" taken from their upcoming new album "Casuistry", which is set to drop April 21 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-order it HERE.
Check out now the new clip below.
South Florida's Abiotic emerged in 2010 with a flourish of riffs, solos, and technical breakdowns that culminated in the release of a debut EP in 2011.
"A Universal Plague" set the stage for the band's first few years of existence. What was immediately apparent: guitarists John Matos and Matt Mendez formed an absolutely lethal guitar duo, and bassist Alex Vasquez's finger style bass playing provided an athletic sounding low end that helped to vault Abiotic to the forefront of the underground touring circuit.
Abiotic then signed to Metal Blade Records and released debut album, "Symbiosis," which was followed by regional and national touring.
By the end of 2014, Abiotic had re-tooled the lineup by adding vocalist Travis Bartosek and drummer Brent Phillips. The quintet was more than ready to record sophomore full length, "Casuistry." The first song from "Casuistry" entitled "Cast into the Depths" - which features Dying Fetus front man John Gallagher on guest vocals - is available for streaming below. The new album will drop April 21st.
In the late summer of 2014, Abiotic ventured to Basement Recordings with acclaimed producer Jamie King. The collaboration would prove fruitful. Guitarist John Matos elaborates: "Working with Jamie was unlike any other studio experience we've had before. Tracking with someone who's produced bands like Between the Buried and Me, Wretched, and The Contortionist put our minds at ease and allowed us to put total trust in Jamie to achieve the sound we were looking for. It made the experience so comfortable and relaxed that we were really able to explore and create without boundaries. I think that's something that can be felt with this record." More...