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Having shattered legs and various other limbs with a pioneering style of slam since the early '90s, New York death metal band Internal Bleeding is preparing to initiate it's latest offensive with the release of "Imperium" on September 30th (the band's first release in nearly a decade).
"Imperium" was produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York. As a precursor to it's unveiling, today Metal Injection premieres a new video for the album's closing bruiser, "Castigo Corpus Meum."
Loosely meaning "I punish my body," this smoldering clip serves as the band's first official music video in it's entire twenty-plus year career. Comments drummer Bill Tolley, "We chose 'Castigo' because it contains everything you'd expect from us - the spine crushing slams, the dramatic tempo changes and heavy grooves - plus it has a bit of a surprise twist at the end that we think makes the song interesting and a bit different than what you'd expect from us."
Check out the video below, and you can also catch the band live on the Carnival of Death tour in October. Dates are available after the jump. More...
New York death metal legion Internal Bleeding will unleash "Imperium" to the masses this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, "Imperium" boasts the menacing artwork of Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Carcass, Cryptopsy, The Haunted, Nevermore et al) and spews forth some of the band's darkest and heaviest material yet.
Additionally, "Imperium" includes a three-part trilogy featuring guest appearances by Suffocation's Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen as well as former Internal Bleeding throat Frank Rini.
In anticipation of its release, today Internal Bleeding brings fans a ten-plus-minute video examination of "Imperium," boasting interviews with individual members as well as snippets of each track. Comments guitarist Chris Pervelis:
"We wanted to try to give fans of the band a little bit of insight into each song from both a musical and lyrical perspective. Even though we feel the album is very cohesive and we're all on the same page musically, each member of the band has a different take on what is important and interesting about the album. It's these different perspectives that combine to make Imperium a very complete and well-rounded recording." More...
The New York death metal tyrants in Internal Bleeding will release their new full-length, "Imperium," to the masses on September 30th via Unique Leader Records.
The album was produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer. "Imperium" also boasts the menacing artwork of Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Carcass, Cryptopsy, The Haunted, Nevermore et al) that can be seen below. The band comments:
"Ever since Invocation Of Evil was released, many in the music press and industry simply dismissed Internal Bleeding as another generic death metal band. We knew different, our fans knew different and the underground press certainly knew different. They understood that we offered something fresh and unique: death metal that focused on pit-friendly grooves, catchiness and hooks that you could actually remember. At the time, we called this approach to death metal 'Total Fucking Slam.' And though we garnered a great deal of underground acceptance, we had to fight a perpetual uphill battle against critics, naysayers and elitists who did nothing but talk a lot shit and run their mouths behind our backs or in print. We ignored them and kept plowing forward, but we never forget....
"To add insult to injury, our first two albums suffered from horrendous productions which no doubt made it more challenging to get people to truly understand our music. And by the time our third and fourth albums were released, we had no label or tour support and limited resources to keep things going. By the early-to-mid 2000s, we were a broken and dispirited unit and eventually fell into inactivity and disarray.
"Eventually our term - slam - had been picked up by hundreds of underground bands and a whole new genre of death metal was spawned. The seeds we had planted had finally come to bloom yet we were unable to enjoy even a modicum of recognition for it. It had been an extremely frustrating twenty years. We gave it our best, but in the end, we fell short of our goals.
"These experiences, plus other personal setbacks and tragedies, are the impetus behind the album title Imperium. It means a dominion of absolute power. It's a statement to those who've caused anyone to feel slighted, disrespected, tormented and generally abused. It's a clarion call to the victims of these tormentors - the abused child, the bands that struggle and come up short, the outcast, the geek and the populations that have been crushed under the boot of totalitarianism - to rise up, join us and take a rightful place at the throne of power. With Imperium, the time has finally come to turn the tables on the tormentors and make them suffer. More...
U.S. death metal outfit Jungle Rot will join Katakalysm and Suffocation for the Carnival Of Death Tour, which kicks off October 3rd in New York City.
The annual outing will traverse the U.S. and conclude with a Canadian onslaught, wrapping in Montreal on November 3rd. Additional support will come from Pyrexa and Internal Bleeding.
"Terror Regime," Jungle Rot's eighth studio album, was released via Victory Records in 2013. See the band live on these dates:
10/03 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/04 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster
10/05 - Albany, NY @ Bogie's
10/06 - Dayton, OH @ Oddbody's Music Room
10/07 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
10/08 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10/10 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/11 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
10/12 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10/15 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/16 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
10/17 - Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club
10/18 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
10/20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
10/21 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
10/22 - San Fran, CA @ DNA Lounge
10/23 - Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
10/24 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/25 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/26 - Kelowna, BC @ The Level
10/27 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
10/28 - Saskatoon, SK @ Rock Bottom
10/29 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
10/31 - Sudbury, ON @ TBC
11/01 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/02 - Rouyn, QC @ Paramount
11/03 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
The New York death metal icons in Internal Bleeding recently completed tracking their forthcoming new full-length, "Imperium."
The album was produced by the band and Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer.
"They knew what they were going for but had been very frustrated in the past and plagued by production issues," relays Cincotta, "I'm happy I was able to finally get them to where they always wanted to be."
"I'm totally pumped about this," drummer Bill Tolley enthused. "It's the first album we've put out in our 20-plus year history that has everything we've always wanted. From spine-splitting heavy guitars, to a big solid drum sound, a bass guitar you can actually hear and completely twisted vocals. Couple that with Cincotta's amazing production and it's by far the best IB yet." More...
Unique Leader Records has announced Pyrexia and Internal Bleeding will be a part of this years Carnival of Death tour alongside Suffocation, Kataklysm, and Jungle Rot.
Unique Leader Records is pleased to welcome New York-based death metal legion Internal Bleeding to the label's expanding roster of audio severity. Unique Leader comments:
"For over twenty years, Internal Bleeding has been at the forefront of the underground death metal scene, boasting a relentless DIY work ethic, consistently intense live performances and a commitment to composing some of the heaviest music possible, their breakdown-laden approach directly responsible for the establishment of an entire subgenre of death metal, aptly titled 'slam' (a term they began using as early as 1992).
"Founded in 1991 by guitarist Chris Pervelis following the demise of original band, Autumn Reign, it all began with a case of 300 blank tapes reportedly 'found' at a local university. The tapes provided the inspiration to set up a four-track to capture The One Dollar Demo. The following year, Internal Bleeding recorded their Invocation Of Evil demo, which went on to sell an impressive 5500+ copies through now-defunct Wild Rags Records. The band returned to the studio to track another demo in early 1994. The resulting Perpetual Degradation remains a certified classic in the annals of death metal. More...
Internal Bleeding has posted a new lyric video online for the track "Castigo Corpus Meum," available below. The track comes off the "Imperium" release, which has the following track listing:
1. Castigo Corpus Meum
2. The Pageantry of Savagery
3. The Visitant
4. Placate The Ancients
5. In The Absence of Soul More...
Internal Bleeding is proud to announce the band has completed a 5-song EP, which is a teaser and lead up to forthcoming full-length “Imperium.” The following press release was also issued:
"The New York based band has been slugging it out in the industry since 1991 and have been credited with the invention of “slam-metal” as well as being one of the pioneers of the New York death metal scene.
"'Imperium' is the culmination of 20+ years of working, writing, playing and refining the Internal Bleeding sound. The definition of Imperium is 'supreme power or absolute domination,' and with these songs Internal Bleeding is set to dominate the scene once again. The much-anticipated EP has already caught the attention of many industry heavy hitters and the band will soon have label support behind them once again in support of their full-length release."
“By far, this is the best IB release to date,” states guitarist Chris Pervelis, “From a musical standpoint, it has all the hallmarks of the classic Internal Bleeding sound—heaviness, groove and catchiness–but we pushed ourselves and expanded it into some new directions, without violating the integrity of our music. From a production standpoint, Joe Cincotta at Full force nailed it. He finally got the sound we've been looking for—clear, precise and above all heavy. Having Matt Kourie do the mastering also helped a great deal, as he eschews the overly compressed, thin sound that is so prevalent today for a thicker sound that the listener will feel as well as hear.” More...
Day one of The Goregrowler’s Ball came and went without any hitches. Day two promised even more gore-gurgling delights. This day started earlier than Friday’s 5:30 start time. Originally scheduled for a 1:30 start time, the promoter pushed the start time back to 2:30. Prog death artists, Vex took this early slot, which we unfortunately missed. Comatose Records was on full display, as it was throughout the weekend, with Atrocious Abnormality. Said band played a brutal slab of unmerciful, brutal death metal featuring label head, Steve Green.
Ibex Moon Records, owned by John McEntee of Incantation, also made its presence known on the second day. Cardiac Arrest produced grimy, churning death metal in the vein of Autopsy and Grave. The Chicago act switched between rotten-limb-stiffening slow jams and all-out-blast fests provided by new drummer Nick Gallichio. Adam Scott, Tom Knizner, Dave Holland joined low and mid-range scathing voices to narrate grisly tales from the group’s three recordings. Set highlights include the frantic pace of “Insanity’s Grip,” and the ominous, full-moon-blooming groove of “Affliction of the Beast.”
Fellow Ibex Moon label and former tour mates, Hod took the hell-raising chaos outside. Hod was in fine form, performing its perfected blend of death, thrash, black, speed and all-things-metal (“We’re Hod and we play fucking metal”) style. The Central Texas act showcased material from its sole album, “Serpent.” The said album has been out for two years, so one would expect new material. Locals familiar with Hod knew the band well, so their new songs came without surprise. However, those from out of town delighted in hearing new tracks such as “Den of Wolves.” Look for a new record in 2012. More...
The complete band lineup and running order for the Mountains of Death festival, which takes place in Switzerland from August 18th - 20th, have now been revealed. The order is as follows:
Donnerstag, 18. August
21.00 - 21.30 Oral Fistfuck (CH)
21.50 - 22.20 Absorb (DE)
22.40 - 23.20 Impure (ES)
23.45 - 00.45 Krisiun (BR)
01.05 - 01.40 Putrid Pile (US)
02.00 - 02.40 Rectal Smegma (NL)
Freitag, 19. August
13:45 - 14:15 Cremation (CH)
14:30 - 15:00 Embalming Theatre (CH)
15:15 - 15:45 Insain (FR)
16:05 - 16:35 Perverse Dependence (RU)
16:55 - 17:25 Amputated (UK)
17:45 - 18:25 Disentomb (AU)
18:45 - 19:25 Degrade (SE)
19:45 - 20:30 Defeated Sanity (DE)
20:50 - 21:35 Abysmal Torment (MT)
22:05 - 23:05 To Violently Vomit (US)
23:35 - 00:35 Decapitated (PL)
01:05 - 01:45 Viscera Trail (IL)
02:00 - 02:40 Fubar (NL) More...
The organizers of the upcoming Mountains of Death festival have checked in with the following update about the band lineup:
"The following bands are completing the line-up of Mountains of Death 2011: Incinerate (US), Modus Delicti (IT), To Violently Vomit (US), and Putrid Pile (US).
"All those who are giving themselves the trouble to check out the links on the billing list might wonder about the myspace address of To Violently Vomit... behind this name stands nobody less than the singular, legendary and since 1992 acitve Disgorge from San Diego... or at least the greater part of them! All the rest about disturbances and stories about the band you can read at another place and would go beyond the scope of this note.
"Almost unavoidable, there are some line-up changes. The following bands are not able to play: Ancient Necropsy (CO) and Ingurgitating Oblivion (DE)"
Due to contract obligations with their record label, Woods of Ypres is forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The band will be writing and recording a new album instead and apologizes to their fans for this cancellation and promised to make it up.
Replacing Woods of Ypres on this Metalunderground.com-sponsored festival will be Dehumanized, who has not played a live show in nearly ten years.
Tickets for the fifth annual Goregrowler's Ball are on sale now. The event is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas on November 18-20, 2011.
The latest bands confirmed are as follows: More...
Goregrowler Entertainment announced the addition of old school thrashers Hirax to the fifth-annual Goregrowler's Ball on November 19th, 2011 in San Antonio,Texas. Hirax will co-headline the Saturday show with Swedish death metal morticians, Aborted. This appearance marks the band's first visit to San Antonio.
Forming in 1984 among California's emerging thrash scene, Hirax became one of the more respected and steadfast punk-crossover-thrash bands.
Other artists on the three-day bill include Suffocation, Exhumed, Woods of Ypres, Hod, Lair of the Minotaur and Internal Bleeding.
Additional details on the Goregrowler's Ball are available by heading over to the festival's official website at this location.
Mucopus have now finished recording their debut full-length. Tracking took place at The Slaughterhouse in Rock City Falls, NY with Darren Cesca (Goratory) and Dave Schaeffer (Virulence). Mastering the effort will be Colin Davis (Origin). In related news, John Longstreth (formerly of Origin, etc.) will be filling in on drums for the band while regular drummer Kyle Eddy joins Internal Bleeding for upcoming two-month tour.
Goodfellow Records is proud to announce that the Maryland grindcore assault known as STRONG INTENTION has joined the label roster and will be recording a new studio album for the label commencing in May, 2005. The band will be recording with Ken Olden (Damnation AD) at his DC studio, and the album, title to be announced, is currently on schedule for a mid-summer 2005 release.
“Being a fan of Strong Intention for so long makes this communion even more exciting for me," says Goodfellow owner Chris Logan. "They are a welcome addition to our family and, with their fuck you attitude towards the state of things today, we think they fit in beautifully here at Goodfellow.”
Shortly after wrapping up the recording, the band will be heading out on tour with Internal Bleeding, Bodies In The Gears of The Apparatus and Kill The Client in the USA. All confirmed tour dates are listed below. More...
Grindcore generators Strong Intention have signed with Goodfellow Records and will begin working on a new album next month. The band then plans to head out with Internal Bleeding, Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus and Kill the Client.
Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.
Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.
Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.
Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
Long Island, NY-based death metallers Internal Bleeding have been rejoined by founding guitarist Chris Pervelis following the exit of Frank Buffalino.
Commented lead singer Jerry Lowe: "As most people know Chris left the band physically last may. On every other level Chris has been there for us, so it seems only right that he rejoins the band and will be playing live performances immediately or as soon as they are available. We are happy to welcome him back."
Chris elaborated on the reasons for his return: "I tried. I really tried to walk away from Internal Bleeding, but I couldn’t. I missed my brothers in the band, I missed writing the music, I missed having a platform on which to speak about my views and most of all, I felt completely dead inside. It's good to be back and I am looking forward to once again contributing to our long, proud history."
Internal Bleeding's latest CD, "Onward to Mecca", was released last month via Olympic Recordings. The group's first studio release in five years was recorded at Full Force Studios and engineered by Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation). The follow-up to 1999's "Driven to Conquer" marks the recording debut with the band of new singer Jerry Lowe (ex-Bodyfarm).