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Seattle-based death grind faction Theories will kick of a fifteen-date North American tour next week alongside Wake and Vermin Womb.
Slated to commence October 18th in Reno, Nevada and run through November 3rd in Victoria, British Columbia, the trek includes an appearance at this year's Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona. Comments drummer Joe Axler:
"We will be hitting the road with -- in our opinion -- two of the top of the game current grind bands around right now: Canada's Wake and Denver's Vermin Womb, both devastatingly sick bands. We will be debuting a handful of new songs on this tour that we've never toured with before, all of them going in a new direction for Theories; still grindy and brutal but more mature musically, focused more on intricate and driving riffs, devastating beats, and more well-rounded, all over the place vocal attack. We're excited to watch y'all destroy the room while we play these new ones!" More...
Polish technical death metal band Decapitated will return to conquer North America once again this upcoming January. Just prior to being direct support to At The Gates on a U.S. tour, Decapitated will do a headlining run with support coming from Black Breath and Theories.
Founding guitarist Vogg comments: "We’re very excited to announce that we will be returning to North America in January and February as a part of the At The Gates tour, along with our first headline dates in over 3 years. As you probably know due to unexpected problems with U.S.C.I.S. we were forced to cancel our tour with Soulfly in October this year. We can’t wait to get back and play for our loyal fans all over North America and we hope to see you there! Nothing will stop us this time!!!"
Vocalist Rasta adds: "The beginning of 2016 is gonna be awesome. We are coming back to United States and Canada!!! As we all perfectly know, North America is one of the best place to play hard music. This continent was simply built on a Rock and Roll music, and I feel it every time we play there. Amazing crowds, constant headbanging and of course unforgettable shows. North America are you ready?! We are coming! See you there!" More...
Seattle's decibel abusing outfit Theories will kick off a near three-week run of live demolitions later this week.
Accompanied by iconic West Coast hardcore nihilists, The Infamous Gehenna, the band will level eighteen stages through five states from October 22 through November 7, including a special Halloween matinee show at Los Globos with Catharsis, The Body, Thou, Full Of Hell and Heat Dust. See confirmed shows below.
In related news, Theories' "Burnt Concrete" from the recently-issued "Regression" full-length will be included in next week's episode of You're The Worst on FXX!
You're The Worst is a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven't been very successful with either. Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) has found himself paired up with cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash). After a whirlwind courtship that culminates in Gretchen burning her apartment down, she and Jimmy are forced to take their relationship to the next level by moving in together. Season 2 airs Wednesdays at 10:30PM ET/PT on FXX. More...
Seattle death grind faction Theories will return to the stage this fall on a bout of live takeovers with West Coast hardcore nihilists, The Infamous Gehenna.
The band's latest path of destruction begins October 22 on home Seattle turf and will raze seventeen cities, the trek drawing to a close on November 7 in Olympia. Theories had this to say about the impending run:
"Fuck a normal quote talking about how excited we are to share the road with the bands we're touring with and pushing a new record or whatever. This tour, The Infamous Gehenna and Theories plan on destroying everything everywhere we go, join us!"
10/22/2015 Black Lodge - Seattle, WA w/ Landmine Marathon
10/23/2015 Panic Room - Portland, OR w/ Landmine Marathon
10/24/2015 Missing Time Records - Eugene, OR
10/25/2015 Fruitdale Grange - Grants Pass, OR
10/26/2015 Sheas Tavern - Reno, NV
10/27/2015 The Colony - Sacramento, CA
10/28/2015 The Rock Shop - San Jose, CA
10/29/2015 Che Cafe - San Diego, CA
10/30/2015 TBA - Los Angeles, CA
10/31/2015 Los Globos Matinee Show - Los Angeles, CA
11/01/2015 Ventura Library - Ventura, CA
11/02/2015 The Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ
11/03/2015 TBA - Las Vegas, NV
11/04/2015 The Chinatown Youth Center - Fresno, CA
11/05/2015 The Golden Bull - Oakland, CA
11/06/2015 The Wisp House - Salem, OR - *THEORIES only
11/07/2015 TBA - Olympia, WA *THEORIES only More...
Pacific Northwest death / grind unit Theories will kick off a live takeover with Goatwhore, Ringworm, and Black Breath on June 6th. Theories will be touring in support of the debilitating fruitage of the "Regression" full-length released earlier this spring via Metal Blade Records.
Captured at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al) with mixing and mastering conducted by Visceral Sound's Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), "Regression" delivers ten violent psalms of antagonistic, crust-infused death grind centered on the wanton truths of a society gone terribly wrong.
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Today Pacific Northwest death grind miscreants Theories offer up the molten fruitage of their impending "Regression" full-length in its scathing entirety - listen in below courtesy of Invisible Oranges.
Captured at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al) with mixing and mastering conducted by Visceral Sound's Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), "Regression" flaunts ten vehement tracks of jagged, confrontational, crust-infused death grind centered on the wanton truths of social discontent.
Elaborates drummer Joe Axler: "We are very fucking stoked to unleash this record onto all of y'all and feel like at this time, in 2015, with a lot of metal being released in genres that we enjoy but don't play, we wanted to make sure to make as pissed off a record as we could. Due to what seems like a lack of grind and death grind bands around right now, we hope this will make its mark and bring something to the table in the genre/scene we fit into."
You can also catch Theories live supporting the album on these dates:
3/24/2015 Linda's Tavern - Seattle, WA *Regression Listening Party
3/31/2015 The Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA * Decibel Tour w/ At The Gates, Converge
4/18/2015 Silver Platters - Seattle, WA in-store performance
5/29/3015 Seven One Grind Fest - Colorado Springs, CO w/ Capitalist Casualties More...
No Clean Singing just hurled forth a lyric video for "Burnt Concrete" from Seattle death grind division, Theories. Check it out below.
The scathing hymn comes by way of the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Regression," set for final descent in less than two weeks via Metal Blade Records. Theories also comments on the "Burnt Concrete" track:
"Lyrically this song represents the theme of the record very well, the current, very fast decline and beginning to the end of society, civilization and our all-around existence. Our world has been going downhill for a long time now but as of recent, the downward spiral has been regressing at a hyperspeed rate.
"To sum it up, we're all fucked and there's no fixing anything now. Musically, this song represents the feel of the record as well: technical death grind. Instead of going in depth describing what it sounds like and coming up with catchy 'sub genre' phrases, just give it a listen and let the music speak for itself." More...
"Regression" is the forthcoming new full-length from Seattle death grind miscreants Theories. Set for release on March 24th via Metal Blade Records, "Regression" boasts ten tracks of grisly, unapologetic, crust-infused death grind that'll rot you from the inside out.
Captured at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al) with mixing and mastering conducted by Visceral Sound's Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), "Regression" is the sound of social discontent, economic uncertainty, environmental catastrophes, and the inevitable cycle of decay.
The Seattle death grind terminators and recent Metal Blade signees from Theories will a drop the ferocious wares of their new full-length upon the masses this Spring.
Titled "Regression," the ten-track bruiser was recorded at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al), with mixing and mastering manned by Visceral Sound's Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed).
The resulting ten cuts make up one of the most belligerent releases from the Metal Blade stable in recent memory. The label describes "Regression" as "a gristly, fuck-all soundtrack to social discontent, economic uncertainty, environmental catastrophes, and the inevitable cycle of decay. Doused in gnashing, prototypical hyper speed blasts and sub-nuclear riff incursions, the band's meticulously-executed yet organically-scornful delivery is difficult to dismiss. Still, listeners will find moments of dissonant groove and clarity, as well guitar leads not often heard within the genre."
The track listing is:
01. Burnt Concrete
02. Cycle of Decay
04. Abortive Crescent
05. Bathing in Pigs Blood
06. First World's Last Breath
07. Swimming in Mud
09. Hell in Her Eyes
10. Landfill More...
Seattle, WA based death/grind act Theories has signed with Metal Blade Records. The band, which features former members of Book of Black Earth, Skarp, and Samothrace, has been performing across the U.S. since its inception in late 2010.
Now in 2014, Theories is preparing to release a debut full-length album. Drummer Joe Axler comments:
"After grinding hard for almost 4 years we had finally taken a (short) break from touring to record our first full length record engineered by Derek Moree at Red Room Studios and mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound and are extremely excited with the results.
"During a tour around the states to Marlyand Death Fest, just after recording, we fell upon the ears of the label we will be releasing with, Metal Blade, we couldn't be happier with this new relationship and plan on continuing to go hard and bust as many fucking ear drums as possible. Grind hard or stay fucking home!" More...
Theories will embark on the band's next full-on road warrior escapade in just over one week, busting out of Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, October 2nd with seventeen more cities in line after the opening night's slaughter.
Along the way Theories will hook up with Death March and ACxDC for several shows each throughout California on the way to take part in this year's Southwest Terror Fest before trekking back north, closing with a welcome-the-fuck-back home show on the 19th.
Freshly detached from recent sessions terrorizing Red Room Studios in Seattle, Theories has completed recording for two separate upcoming releases with producer Derek Moree; one is a still-untitled debut LP, pending release on a label to be determined, as well as tracks for a split 7" with an act to be announced. More...
California death horde Gravehill is set to invade the Pacific Northwest this weekend as part of the Goregon Massacre Fest III, which will take place Friday, June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd at the East End Outdoor Annex in Portland, OR. Gravehill will perform alongside Cardiac Arrest, Cianide, Phobia and many more. Check out Gravehill vocalist Mike Abominator's preview of the fest at MetalManiacs.com.
Gravehill's most recent album, "When All Roads Lead To Hell," was released last year by Dark Descent Records with vinyl treatment coming from Chaos Records. Below is the roster of thirty bands that will be playing the two dates of the fest. For more information, head over to the Goregon Massacre Fest III Facebook event page.
Friday, June 22nd:
SIX BREW BANTHA(bc)
Saturday, June 23rd:
SHROUD OF THE HERETIC(or)
Following a crushing West Coast tour in February, Pacific Northwestern death unit Theories is preparing to get back out on road next week on another brutal endeavor. Kicking off with a hometown show in Seattle next Saturday, Theories will run through the western half of the country for three weeks crushing audiences alongside many killer local and international acts along the way.
Stated Theories drummer Joe Axler (also of Samothrace, Book of Black Earth, etc.) on the forthcoming tour: "We're about to hit the road again, this time for a leg of the tour with our friends in Ghoul and Toxic Holocaust amongst other shows, and a showcase at Chaos in Tejas. This will be our third tour since we started this band about a year ago. We are very excited and feel privileged to be able to do this much touring on only a demo and our voracity to be on tour."
Following the tour, Theories will complete work on the band's newest studio effort which will be released later this year on a label to be determined. Axler adds: "After the completion of this tour we plan on staying put and finishing writing the full length we have been working on all year. After finding a home for Theories, we plan on releasing this grinder as soon as possible so we can get back to our devotion to the road!" More...
Seattle-based terminators Theories will bludgeon the West Coast with a series of live assaults. The tour runs down the coast over the next two weeks and will see Theories laying down grind/crust-influenced death metal alongside Vektor, Transient, Lack of Interest, Xibalba, ACxDC, Impaled, Brainoil, Battlemaster, Infernal Stronghold, Murder Construct, Touché Amore, Goatwhore, Hate Eternal, Fallujah, Cerebral Bore and tons more along the way.
Check out four Theories tracks, recorded as a precursor for an upcoming full-length, now streaming at the band's official Facebook page. The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
2/15/2012 Backspace - Portland, OR w/ Vektor, Transient, Spellcaster, Night Nurse
2/16/2012 Johnny B's - Medford, OR @ w/Fall the Giants, Hang the Old Year, Tenguska
2/17/2012 Elis - Oakland, CA w/ Impaled, Blown to Bits
2/18/2012 Absu - San Francisco, CA w/ Vektor, Brainoil, Battlemaster, Infernal Stronghold, Murder Construct
2/19/2012 Five Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA w/ Murder Construct, Against Empire, Destroyed in Seconds
2/20/2012 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA w/ Touché Amore, Murder Construct, Destroyed in Seconds
2/21/2012 The Nomad Gallery - Los Angeles, CA w/ Lack of Interest, Xibalba, ACxDC
2/22/2012 The Whiskey - Los Angeles, CA w/ Goatwhore, Hate Eternal, Fallujah, Cerebral Bore
2/23/2012 The Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Goatwhore, Hate Eternal, Fallujah, Cerebral Bore
2/24/2012 Branx - Portland, OR w/ Goatwhore, Hate Eternal, Fallujah, Cerebral Bore
2/25/2012 Studio 7 - Seattle, WA w/ Goatwhore, Hate Eternal, Fallujah, Cerebral Bore