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Below is our complete Origin 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.
Origin drummer John Longstreth has checked in with an update on Origin, Gorguts, and his upcoming debut instructional DVD. Longstreth's upcoming DVD was recorded at the Warehouse Studio's in Vancouver BC, Canada. He comments:
'Hey just to give everyone an update on what is going on for me in 2014. Origin has completed the record 'Omnipresent' I am extremely happy with the outcome and can't wait until everyone gets to hear it!
"The DVD is coming along nicely but it will take a few months to complete everything. After it's completion I will be able to start sending out perks to all the contributors. I would like to thank everyone for their support this could not have happened without you. I will keep everyone updated as it progresses.
"I have been getting asked about the Gorguts up and coming dates lately. I will not be joining Gorguts on the up and coming tours.
"Luc Lemay has decided to take out Patrice Hamelin for all dates in 2014. I can't say I am not disappointed but I respect his decision and it allows me to concentrate on Origin, the DVD, other projects and future drum clinics/workshops. I am very happy to say that some Gorguts material will be included on my up and coming DVD."
Luc Lemay also issued the following statement:
"I'm writing today to share with you that we will now have a new drummer sitting behind the kit for Gorguts. Unfortunately, John won't be playing with us anymore.
"When I first asked John, Colin and Kevin to join me to be part of Gorguts, rule number one, for me, has always been that each of their respective bands and solo career would always come first. More...
Origin has checked in with the following announcement about finishing the recording process for a new album:
"Its official: the Origin 'Omnipresent' sessions are a wrap!!! It was a grueling month, but you can be assured we have produced some of the most intense and diverse Origin material to date (Rest assured 'diverse' does NOT mean clean singing or any soft metal BS)!
"We go from light speed to absolute zero and back on this one. We are everywhere and nowhere. We are Omnipresent.
"Cant wait for you to hear it. And you will. soon."
This new full-length will follow the 2011 album "Entity" (reviewed here), with further details forthcoming.
Origin is gearing up to record a new album entitled "Omnipresent," and now drummer John Longstreth has issued the following statement online:
"So in a couple of days, we're off to the land of OZ to start working on the 6th Oriring album entitled Omnipresent. Again, we are very lucky to have Nuclear Blast USA on our side to support and release the album.
"We figured it would only make sense to return to Chapman Recording in Lenexa, KS and torture poor Robert Rebeck with our decompositions, until he's able to (at risk of his own sanity) chip away at this mess of music and render it into a cohesive auditory masterpiece! As usual, expect all the classic Origin devices and surprises that drives this band with every new album. Be ready for heaviness; this album is going to crush. More...
Gorguts/Origin drummer John Longstreth is set to take part in a Reddit Q & A answering questions on Friday, November 29th. For those looking to pick the brain of one of the worlds top extreme metal drummers post your questions at this location.
Longstreth kicked off an Indie GoGo campaign for his new instructional DVD last month, which is now over half way to the target goal. The campaign will conclude December 16th. Get full details right here. More...
Origin/Gorguts drummer John Longstreth checks in with a video update today for his InideiGoGo crowdfunding campaign. Longstreth kicked off the campaign for his new instructional DVD on October 18th and is about half way to his target goal.
The DVD will feature material by Origin, Gorguts, and the debut of John's latest project Crator. This will also include demonstrations, gear discussion, in depth breakdowns of all the playing tools needed to be an elite drummer in the world of metal and more.
Today John has added new perks to the campaign: a meet and greet with Longstreth at one of the dates on the upcoming Gorguts/Origin tour this December, exclusive John Longstreth T-shirt, a drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by John.
Origin drummer John Longstreth performed his very first pair of drum clinics on October 11th in Los Cabos and October 12th in La Paz, Mexico.
The clinics were part of the Play Xtreme Music 2 drum clinic series and proudly sponsored by Valencia Music. Longstreth was joined by Dave McGraw of Cattle Decapitation for the dates. Video from the clinics can be seen below.
World renowned extreme metal drummer John Longstreth (Origin, Gorguts) is excited to announce a pair of upcoming Play Xtreme Music 2 drum clinic dates in Mexico on October 11th in Los Cabos and October 12th in La Paz.
Joining Longstreth will be Dave McGraw of Cattle Decapitation. Longstreth and McGraw will bring a brutal, extreme, educational and fun seminar on extreme metal drumming to the people of Mexico. The clinics are proudly sponsored by Valencia Music. Longstreth comments:
'I am very excited for the Play Xtreme Music 2 drum clinics in Los Cabos and La Paz Mexico! We have been working very hard with Valencia Music to bring you this premier seminar on extreme metal drumming. To make this event even better we will also have my good friend Dave McGraw of Cattle Decapitation along for the ride. If you are interested in learning more about extreme metal drumming, I ensure you that Dave and I would love to have all of you. See you soon!" More...
U.S. death metal act Origin has checked in with the following statement about appearing at the 2013 Hell and Heaven Metal Fest:
"Just announced! Origin will be making its premier Mexican appearance at the Hell And Heaven Metal Fest 2011 2013 in Guadalajara May 18-19!!
"We will be joining Motorhead, Anthrax, Exodus, Suffocation, Moonspell, Municipal Waste, Vital Remains, Warbringer, Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, and many more, with more being announced as we speak!"
Reversed Records is pleased to announce the signing of Origin drummer John Longstreth (Gorguts, Crator). Longstreth will join forces with manager/producer/engineer Rob Shallcross and the growing list of Reversed Records clients that includes Gene Hoglan, Steve Asheim (Deicide, Order Of Ennead), West of Hell, Meldrum, and Cocaine Moustache. The label comments:
"John Longstreth, is currently considered one of the most proficient drummers in the modern Death Metal musical scene. Longstreth has spent his career performing live and recording with the likes of Origin, Dimmak, Crator, Gorguts, Dying Fetus, The Red Chord, Exhumed, The Jason Morley project and Imperial Foeticide. Displaying incredible technique (such as seemingly unattainable blast beats, astonishing speed, control and endurance) as well as a solid command of versatility behind the drums, John is quickly becoming a highly reputable influence in the world of drumming."
John Longstreth comments on signing with Reversed Records Management: "Well, ladies n' gentlemen, what can I say?! I'm extremely happy here! As you can see this is a pretty interesting announcement and we are all very excited about it. Rob and I have been going back and fourth over the phone and Internet for a couple of months, the discussions keep getting better and better. How could I not feel completely honoured to be part of a family that includes the legendary and influential likes of Steve Asheim and Gene Hoglan?!?
"If you've followed my work in the past then it should make perfect sense as to why I would take on personal management. I've never been a person to sit still and I tend to wander. It always feels like there's one more little thing I can do behind the kit that takes me in a different direction. For me different directions are fun. I feel that they are healthy and essential for personal growth. Lastly to keep everyone up to date, at the moment I am writing for my newest project Crator, Origin hits the studio in 2013, there are also plans to expand my career into global education and session work in the coming years."
Re-Armed has announced the band is going to join Suffocation and Origin on their upcoming "The End Of Humanity" European 2012 tour this coming July. The dates featuring Re-Armed will be as follows:
10.07.2012 RO Club Napoca - TBA
11.07.2012 SK Kosice - Collosseum
14.07.2012 IT Conegliano - Appartamento Hoffman
15.07.2012 IT Rome - Blackout Rock Club
17.07.2012 FR Villeurbanne (Lyon) - C.C.O.
19.07.2012 FR Colmar - Le Grillen
21.07.2012 DE Kassel - K19
22.07.2012 DE Berlin - K17
24.07.2012 DK Aarhus - V58
25.07.2012 DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
26.07.2012 DE Braunschweig - Meier Music Hall
Performance footage has been posted online, courtesy of Capital Chaos, of Origin performing at the Plea For Peace Center in Stockton, California on May 9th, 2012. Check out the video clip below. Origin will also be heading out on a European tour with Suffocation this coming July.
Metalunderground.com was on site at the New Jersey stop of Origin's Occupation Domination tour, and you can find our report from that night at this location.
Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about Suffocation and Origin teaming up for "The End Of Humanity" tour this coming July:
"Few bands can be credited with creating a legacy, however, legendary New York based extreme metal outfit Suffocation have done just that. For over 20 years now Suffocation have been creating music that has become the very standard by which we judge all things extreme. Their fusion of technicality, groove and sheer unrelenting brutality has been imitated but never quite duplicated. Milestone records such as Effigy of the Forgotten, Pierced from Within, and Despise the Sun have influenced a wealth of today’s best musical talents.
"Joining Suffocation is Origin, one of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world. Origin, have returned to stake their claim as the leaders of metal’s new wave of extremity with their fifth studio effort entitled Entity. As expected, Origin continue to churn out frantic hell paced grids of metal torment, but now further compliment the arrangements with a new found propensity for churning grooves and the hook laden approach that first reared its ugly, but accessible head on the bands 2007 offering, Antithesis.
"Joined by guests Re Armed and Unbreakable Hatred, The End Of Humanity tour is all set to crush its way around Europe and destroy all in its path."
Dates are as follows: More...
On Sunday, April 22, New Jersey was home for one night to some of the premier death metal bands in the world for the Occupation Domination tour. Featuring the likes of Aborted, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation, and Origin, this package had something for every fan of death metal. The tour came at the tail-end of a day-long metal festival that was going on at the venue. By the time the first band on the tour package, Battlecross, hit the stage around 6:30, some audience members had been there for almost six hours. That didn’t affect the early bands too much, but the later ones would see how having 12 hours of live metal can impact a crowd. More...
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...
Kansas based technical death metal act Origin posted a promo video for the upcoming "Occupatin Domination" North American Tour with Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn and Battlecross. The tour commences in Baltimore on April 20, 2012. For a list of complete dates and venues, head over to this location.
Check out the video here:
The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Saturday August 11th
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
VEIL OF MAYA
As was previously announced, Detroit thrashers Battlecross will be hitting the road as a part of the Occupation Domination 2012 tour featuring heavyweights Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn.
The Occupation Domination 2012 Tour kicks off at Sonar in Baltimore, MD on April 20 and wraps up May 18 in Lawrence, KS at the Granada Theater. The Occupation Domination 2012 tour marks Battlecross' first major US tour and will see the band promoting the devastating Metal Blade debut, "Pursuit of Honor," which just dropped August 02, 2011. The band commented:
"Battlecross is stoked to share the stage with bands as respected as Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and fellow newcomers Rings of Saturn. We're thankful to have the support of Liquid Metal and fan support on YouTube. We anticipate that a lot of kids are going to come out to support the tour and we're going to thank each and every one of them! We can't wait to inject some Detroit thrash into this extremely heavy & talented lineup and make some new friends along the way. See you on the road!"
In other news, on Friday February 17 Battlecross landed in the #1 position of Sirius XM's the Devil's Dozen Countdown with the single "Push Pull Destroy." Here's what metalhead and Sirius XM-Liquid Metal DJ and Headbanger's Ball host Jose Mangin had to say about Battlecross's recent feat: More...
Death shredders Origin have announced the dates of their Occupy Europe 2012 Tour. On the roster with them will be Psycroptic and Leng Tch'e, plus a couple more bands will be added TBA. The Tour will start on February 3rd and end March 3rd and will take place on the following dates at these venues:
04.02 Switzerland, Dietikon - Zurich @ Sounddock
05.02 Switzerland, Martigny @ Les Caves du Manoir
06.02 Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
07.02 Hungary, Budapest @ Durer Kert
08.02 Romania, Cluj Napoca @ Euphoria Music Club
09.02 Slovakia, Bratislava @ Randal Club
10.02 Germany, Leipzig @ Hellriser
11.02 Germany, Essen @ Turock
12.02 Germany, Hamburg @ Marx
13.02 Czech, Prague @ Black Pes
15.02 Sweden, Stockholm @ Venue tba
16.02 Sweden, Gothenburg @ Parken
17.02 Denmark, Copenhagen @ Stengade
18.02 Germany, Berlin @ K17
19.02 Germany, Trier @ Exhaus
20.02 UK, Plymouth @ White Rabbit
21.02 UK TBA
22.02 UK, Edinburgh @ Studio 24
23.02 UK, Leeds @ The Well
24.02 UK London @ Underworld
25.02 France, Nantes @ Venue tba
26.02 France, Paris @ Venue tba
29.02 France, Toulouse @ Venue tba
01.03 France, Marseille @ Venue tba
02.03 France, Lyon @ Venue tba
03.03 Netherland - Tilburg @ Neurotic Deathfest 2012 More...
Germany's Eisregen will be appearing at the Extreme Fest 2012, which takes place on the following dates and locations:
July 5-7, 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
July 5-7, 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
July 5-7, 2012 CH – TBA, ExtremeFest Switzerland
The current lineup is as follows:
Milking The Goatmachine
For further information visit the festival's official website at this location.
Both Cannibal Corpse and Whitechapel have been confirmed for the brand new festival series Extreme Fest 2012. The festival will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:
05-07/07/12 – DE – Hünxe
05-07/07/12 – AT – Henndorf bei Salzburg
05-07/07/12 – CH – t.b.a.
Besides Cannibal Corpse and Whitechapel, bands like Exodus, Arkona, Eisregen, Origin, Hellish Crossfire, Eis, Inquisitiomn and Rompeprop have been confirmed. All in all 70 bands will be playing on 2 stages. Tickets and further info are available at this location.
Cannibal Corpse has begun recording the band's twelfth studio album at Sonic Ranch studios in Texas with producer Erik Rutan. The band has spent months writing the album and has recorded at Sonic Ranch in the past, but never with Rutan at the helm. More details on the album, including art, songs, title and more will be revealed in the months to follow.
Cannibal Corpse will co-headline the Full Of Hate tour 2012 alongside Polish Extreme metal veterans Behemoth on the following dates: More...