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Origin

Formed: 1997
From: Topeka, KS, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Origin News

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.

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Origin Signs With Agonia Records

Origin has inked a deal with Agonia Records for the European release of "Omnipresent" this summer. The new album will be available in North American territory via Nuclear Blast Records. More news will follow soon.

The band commented: "Origin is proud to be a part of the Agonia Records family! We feel that this is the strongest move on our quest for total omnipresence, and are excited to share our latest cut of sheer technical brutality throughout Europe and beyond. We are everywhere and nowhere. We are Origin. Hail Space."

Thus far operating as a trio, "Omnipresent" will introduce Jason Keyser (Skinless) as the band’s new vocalist. Commented by John Longstreth (drums): "Origin records albums in a somewhat masochistic, chaotic, and senseless fashion. It’s our best trick, and we need the best guy for our best trick, so that’s why we have Jason. He’s had two years of hard road work with the band and we know he’s the guy. For those that weren’t aware, Origin recorded 'Entity' as a trio without a proper vocalist, so we are very excited to have Jason in to do what a proper vocalist is supposed to do." More...

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Just For Fun

John Longstreth Shows You How To Make Coffee

In the player below, Origin drummer John Longstreth talks about his daily rituals, which includes his new sponsor Bulletproof Coffee.

In the video John demonstrates how to make a cup of coffee and talks about his developed routine for managing his schedule on and off the stage. He comments:

"I've been drinking Bullet Proof coffee for over a year now. The energy, the focus, the health benefits are amazing! As a touring musician, a Brazilian jiujitsu practitioner, and a man who has a very demanding day to day schedule, I find that replacing my 6 daily cups of coffee with 2 cups of Bullet Proof Coffee allows me the energy and focus I need to keep on keep'n on all day!" More...

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Apocalyptica Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC continued the countdown of 60 bands for the upcoming 2015 edition of the largest cruise festival, adding the 16th band: Finnish symphonic metal act Apocalyptica.

The festival casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com. Booking is now open to all starting today!

Apocalyptica joins previously revealed bands, with 44 still to be announced:

Annihilator
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Korpiklaani
Origin
Therion
Threshold
Xentrix More...

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Korpiklaani Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC continued to count down the list of 60 bands for the upcoming 2015 edition of the largest cruise festival, this time adding the 14th band: Finnish folk metal act Korpiklaani.

The festival casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com. Booking commenced on March 18th for previous cruisegoers and will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, March 21st.

Korpiklaani joins previously revealed bands, with 46 still to be announced:

Annihilator
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Origin
Therion
Threshold
Xentrix More...

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Origin And Grave Digger Added To 70,000 Tons

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC kept up a torrid pace of band announcements for the 2015 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal, this time adding the 12th and 13th bands: U.S. brutal death metal act Origin and German power metal legends Grave Digger.

The festival casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Origin and Grave Digger join previously revealed bands, with 47 still to be announced:

Annihilator
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Heathen
In Extremo
Therion
Threshold
Xentrix More...

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John Longstreth Issues Gorguts, Origin Update

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...

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Origin Finishes Recording Album

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.

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Origin To Record New Album

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...

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John Longstreth Announces Reddit Q&A Session

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...

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John Longstreth Posts Instructional DVD Update

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.

For more info on the campaign and how to contribute head to this location. More...

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John Longstreth Drum Footage Available

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.

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John Longstreth Announces Drum Clinics

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...

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Origin To Play Hell And Heaven Festival

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!"

For more on upcoming Origin live activity, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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John Longstreth Signs With Reversed Records

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."

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Re-Armed Joining Suffocation And Origin On Tour

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

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Origin Performance Footage Available

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.

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Suffocation To Tour With Origin

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...

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The Occupation Domination Tour Invades New Jersey

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...

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

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

Cannibal Corpse
Exodus
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
Marduk
Asphyx
Nasum
Suffocation
Eisregen
All Shall Perish
Carnifex
Arkona
Origin
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Helrunar
Wormed
Trollfest
Inquisition
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Aborted
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Condemned
Eis
Gama Bomb
Helheim
Disavowed
Farsot
Riger
Malignancy
Hellsaw
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Rompeprop
Benighted
Agrypnie
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Ingested
Wormrot
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Spasm
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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Origin Posts "Occupation Domination" Tour Promo

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:

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