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Below is our complete Theories 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.

Theories Puts You To "Shame"

"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.

Check out the album's third track "Shame" below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. The full track listing is as follows: More...

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Theories Releasing "Regression" Album

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
03. Shame
04. Abortive Crescent
05. Bathing in Pigs Blood
06. First World's Last Breath
07. Swimming in Mud
08. Revenge/Rewild
09. Hell in Her Eyes
10. Landfill More...

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Theories Signs With Metal Blade

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...

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Theories To Embark On U.S. Tour

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...

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Gravehill Playing Goregon Massacre Fest III

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:


Saturday, June 23rd:



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Theories Announces New Tour Dates

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...

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Theories Announces New Tour Dates

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

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