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Kansas based death metal group Origin will be heading out on a tour of Europe next month to support their latest release, "Antithesis." No word on who the support act has been released yet.
The tour dates are as follows:
24 - Leipzig, Germany - Scheddel
25 - Munchen, Germany - Feierwerk
26 - Pinerella Di Cervia, Italy - Rock Planet
30 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil
1 - Essen, Germany Turock
2 - Barroselas, Portugal - SWR Barroselas Metalfest
3 - Leeds, United Kingdom - Leeds Met Student Union (as part of UK Death Fest)
4 - Belfast, Ireland - Auntie Annie’s
5 - Dublin, Ireland - Fibber Magees
6 - Bristol, United Kingdom - The Croft
7 - London, United Kingdom - Barfly
8 - Oostende, Belgium - Jeugdhuis OHK
9 - Odense, Denmark - Posten Metal Fest
10 - Rostock, Germany - Zwischenbau
11 - Prague, Czech Republic - Black Pes Club
12 - Ostrava, Czech Republic - Tancirna
13 - Spisska, Slovakia - Nova Ves
14 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Orto Bar
15 - Millstatt, Austria - Bergwerk
16 - Delemont, Switzerland - Sas Music Club
17 - Martigny, Switzerland - Les Caves De Manoir
Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:
Best albums by genre:
Extreme Doom Metal
The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise
Special awards :
The Best Drama
Abysmal Dawn have issued the following post tour update:
"We're back from an extremely successful Relapse Contamination tour with MISERY INDEX and ORIGIN! After two blown tires, a new alternator, a major tune up, some trailer light rewiring and massive amounts of liquor consumed, we've made it back alive! We'd like to thank all the fans that came out to support us and all the cool people we met along the way. It was great touring with MISERY INDEX, ORIGIN and their crews and we hope our paths cross again in the near future!"
"In other news, after almost five years together ABYSMAL DAWN have parted ways with guitarist Jamie Boulanger. Currently Jamie has other priorities that he needs to take care of in his life, including his new baby girl. We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors." More...
Origin have announced the initial dates of an upcoming tour with Misery Index and Fuck The Facts.
The initial tour dates are as follows:
September 28 - Boston, MA @ The Church of Boston
September 29 - New York, NY @ Rebel
September 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 1 - Aurora, IL @ Doug’s Rockhouse
More dates have been announced for the 2008 installment of the Relapse Records Contamination Tour featuring ORIGIN, MISERY INDEX, and ABYSMAL DAWN. The MySpace Metal, Decibel Magazine, Sick Drummer, and XM Radio Liquid Metal sponsored tour kicks off on July 21st in St. Louis, MO.
ORIGIN recently released their new album, "Antithesis," to significant critical acclaim. The band has just returned home from their first-ever European headlining tour and has debuted their first video for Antithesis track "Finite" online via Headbanger's Blog (international / non-US viewers can view the video on YouTube). Tracks taken from Antithesis and a complete listing of ORIGIN tour dates can be found now via the band's MySpace: MySpace.com/Origin666.
Grindcore powerhouse MISERY INDEX recently completed work on their new full-length album, "Traitors." "Traitors" will see a September 30th North American release date (October 6th internationally). MISERY INDEX has also released a digital-only EP, "Dead Sam Walking," that features a recent collection of vinyl-only material and live tracks that can be accessed here. Studio updates and audio samples can be accessed via the band's official MySpace page.
ABYSMAL DAWN recently released their Relapse debut, "Programmed To Consume." Audio samples taken from "Programmed To Consume" and a listing of upcoming tour dates can be found via the band's MySpace page.
The Contamination Tour has been a label vehicle used to expose some of its newest and most exciting bands. Previous Contamination Tour alumni include MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, NEUROSIS, NILE, HIGH ON FIRE, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, COALESCE, DYSRHYTHMIA, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, and many more.
Here are the latest RELAPSE RECORDS CONTAMINATION TOUR 2008 dates, featuring ORIGIN, MISERY INDEX, and ABYSMAL DAWN: More...
ORIGIN drummer John Longstreth will be the featured cover artist on the first cover of the newest digital drumming magazine, Sick Drummer Magazine. Longstreth’s cover feature, which debuts July 1st and can be previewed here, includes an exclusive interview and a full set video focusing on Longstreth’s movements and techniques during a recent live performance. To receive this first issue of Sick Drummer Magazine, subscribe for free at SickDrummerMagazine.com.
This premiere issue of Sick Drummer Magazine will also include an interview and exclusive in-studio footage with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) conducted during his time recording the new MISERY INDEX album. Other interviews include Romain Goulon and Tommy Buckley, with columns by Charlie Zeleny, Sean Reinert, and Chris Pennie.
Sick Drummer Magazine, from the founders of Grind Stix and Sickdrummer.com, will also feature regular column contributions from world-renowned percussionists Derek Roddy, Sean Reinert, Charlie Zeleny, Chris Pennie, John Merryman, Steve Asheim, Tom Ales, George Kollias, Franck Camus, Bobby Jarzombek, Dave Culross, Adam Jarvis, Elliot Hoffman, Tim Yeung, Duane Timlin, Eric Park, Gus Rios and more. The magazine will also include contributions from professional recording engineers on drum preparation for live and studio work.
ORIGIN is currently amidst a headlining tour of Europe in support of their new album "Antithesis," has has just recenlty announced a US tour with Misery Index and Abysmal Dawn.
Origin has announced that they will be joining Abysmal Dawn and Misery Index for Relapse Records' "Contamination Tour 2008" this summer. Confirmed are as follows:
July 21 St. Louis, MO- Rockstar Nightclub
July 22 Fayetteville, AR- The OPO
July 25 Victoria, TX- Sun Valley Ranch
July 26 Austin, TX- Red 7
July 28 El Paso, TX- Chics
July 29 Farmington, NM- Gator's
July 30 Phoenix, AZ- Modified Arts
July 31 San Marcos, CA- Jumping Turtle
August 1 Hollywood, CA- Safari Sams
August 2 Oakland, CA- The Metro
August 3 Portland, OR- Satyricon
August 4 Roseburg, OR- Riversdale Grange
August 5 Seattle, WA- Studio Seven
August 7 Salt Lake City, UT- Club Vegas
August 8 Colorado Springs, CO- Black Sheep
August 9 Lawrence, KS- The Jackpot
ORIGIN premiered their video for "Finite," the first from their brand new album, "Antithesis," yesterday on Headbanger's Blog, the online forum for MTV's 'Headbanger's Ball' (international / non-US viewers can view the video on YouTube). The "Finite" video will see its televised premiere on today's (May 24) edition of Headbanger's Ball on MTV2.
The video was shot in Brooklyn, NY with director David Brodsky for MyGoodEye. ORIGIN is currently on tour in support of Antithesis, rounding out their U.S. run with labelmates DYING FETUS over the weekend followed by a month-long headlining tour of Europe. ORIGIN will also be performing at a number of festivals while in Europe including Hellfest, Protzen Open Air, Neurotic Death Fest, Death Feast Fest, and more.
ORIGN released "Antithesis" in early April, breaking in at #21 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Audio samples taken from "Antithesis" can be heard now via the band's official MySpace and this media player.
Here are Origin's latest tour dates, with more expected to be announced soon: More...
Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have issued the following update:
"We regret to inform you for reasons beyond our control we must cancel this May tour. We wanna thank everyone for their hard work and dedication for this tour and we WILL reschedule this for September 2008... Look for updates."
OBITUARY's May tour was scheduled to include DYING FETUS, ORIGIN and THY WILL BE DONE.
A rare OBITUARY track, entitled "Executioner Returns", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song originally appeared on the limited-edition digipack version of the Florida-based death metal band's latest CD, "Xecutioner's Return", which came out last year.
Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will embark on a 20th-anniversary U.S. tour in May. Support on the trek will come from MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN and STRONG INTENTION.
So far the following dates have been announced:
May 08 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (w/ OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, ORIGIN)
May 26 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
May 28 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, ORIGIN and THY WILL BE DONE will team up for a U.S. tour in May. Confirmed dates are as follows:
May 09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
May 10 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
May 11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin Out
May 12 - New York, NY @ BB Kings
May 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 14 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
May 16 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 17 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
May 18 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Penn Monster Factory
May 19 - Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
May 20 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
May 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 22 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
May 23 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Kansas death metallers ORIGIN have announced the dates on their headlining tour throughout Europe with IMPALED and HOUR OF PENANCE.
The itinerary is as follows:
30 - Protzen, Germany - Protzen Open Air
31 - Tilburg, Holland - Neurotic Death Fest
2 - Durango, Spain - Platruena
4 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto Club
5 - Luynes, France - Marseille Le Kroigan
10 - München, Germany - Feierwerk
11 - Berlin, Germany - K17
13 - Hünxe, Germany - Death Fest Feast
17 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
19 - Bristol, UK - Bierkeller
20 - London, UK - Underworld
21 - Trier, Germany - Summer Blast Fest
22 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
As previously reported, Origin have completed work on the follow-up to 2005’s Echoes of Decimation, entitled Antithesis. The album features the line-up of Paul Ryan (guitars/vocals), Jeremy Turner (guitars/vocals), James Lee (vocals), Mike Flores (bass/vocals) and John Longstreth (drums). Antithesis was engineered by Rob Rebeck at Chapman Studios, mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound.
Antithesis is set for release on April 1st in North America and April 7th internationally on Relapse Records, and will feature the following tracks: 'The Aftermath', 'Algorithm', 'Consuming Misery', 'Wrath Of Vishnu', 'Finite', 'The Appalling', 'Void', 'Ubiquitous', 'The Beyond Within' and 'Antithesis'.
A brand new ORIGIN track, entitled "The Aftermath", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off the Kansas-based death metallers' new album, "Antithesis" (cover artwork), due in North America on April 1 via Relapse Records.
The follow-up to 2005's "Echoes of Decimation" brings what is widely considered to be the band's strongest lineup back together:
Paul Ryan - Guitar, Vocals
Jeremy Turner - Guitars, Vocals
James Lee - Vocals
Mike Flores - Bass, Vocals
John Longstreth - Drums More...
Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have completed work on their upcoming new album, Antithesis (cover artwork). The album was engineered by Rob Rebeck at Chapman Studios, mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound, and features the following track listing:
01. The Aftermath
03. Consuming Misery
04. Wrath of Vishnu
06. The Appalling
09. The Beyond Within
Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have set "Antithesis" (cover artwork) as the title of their new album, due on April 1 via Relapse Records. "Faster, heavier and decidedly more advanced than anyone could have ever envisioned metal becoming, 'Antithesis' is a modern-day death metal classic, which proves ORIGIN stand head and shoulders above their peers," states a press release.
Guitarist Jeremy Turner rejoined ORIGIN last summer and participated in the writing and recording sessions for the group's new CD. More...
BRUTAL TRUTH and ORIGIN have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest, being held the weekend of July 18th - 20th in Urbana, IL.
Brutal Truth will headline the festival on Saturday, July 19th, with co-headliners INCANTATION.
Origin will co-headline on Sunday, July 20th, with headliners SUFFOCATION.
Also on the bill for year’s fest are: MONSTROSITY, GOD DETHRONED, PYREXIA, SEVERED SAVIOR, IMPALED, MORTAL DECAY, and more.
Relapse Records will also be among the vendors at this year’s C.I.M.
Brutal Truth are currently writing for a new full-length album and have recently announced their plans for a two week European tour in February. This tour will include stops in the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and more. A listing of confirmed Brutal Truth tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.
Origin are currently in the studio, recording their follow-up album to 2005’s Echoes Of Decimation. This brand new full-length album is expected to see an April 2008 release date. Additional Origin release and tour information will be announced shortly.
Brutal Truth tour dates:
6 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-o-drom
7 - London, United Kingdom - Underworld
8 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Corporation
9 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - De Baroeg
11 - Strasbourg, France - Molodoi
12 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
13 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena
14 - Corroios, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios
15 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
16 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala KGB
17 - Plaisir, France - La Clef Des Champs
Next year’s Central Illinois Metalfest has been announced and will take place from July 18th to 20th at the Canopy Club in Urbana, IL. Confirmed acts include: ATROCIOUS ABNORMALITY, BRODEQUIN, DEVOURMENT, CONDEMENED, EVISCERATED, GHOUL, GOREALITY, GORTUARY, HUMAN ARTIFACTS, IMPALED, MORTAL DECAY, ORIGIN, PYREXIA, SEVERED SAVIOR, UNCREATION, WAKING THE CADAVER.
Organizers say that there will be 39 bands total. Headliners will be announced in December/January.
Guitarist Jeremy Turner has rejoined Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN and will be participating in the writing and recording sessions for the group's next CD. Commented the group in a statement: "We are excited to be jamming with one of the genre's most respected players and are happy that he is back in the band."
ORIGIN's lineup for the upcoming album will be as follows:
James Lee: Vocals
Mike Flores: Bass
John Longstreth: Percussion
Jeremy Turner: Guitar
Paul Ryan: Guitar
The above lineup is the same as the one that recorded the "Informis Infinitis Inhumanitas" disc (2002). ORIGIN's is tentatively planning on entering the studio in early November. An early 2008 release is expected.
The band's third full-length CD, "Echoes of Decomation", was released in March 2005 via Relapse Records.
Reunited seminal grindcore / extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH will head to Japan next week to headline the “Extreme The Dojo Tour V.17.” This tour follows the band’s recent successful U.K. headlining run and will kick off on Monday, March 5th in Osaka, Japan with support from Poland’s VADER.
BRUTAL TRUTH will also be performing a select number of U.S. tour dates as headliners at both the Los Angeles Murderfest and Maryland Deathfest. The LA Murderfest will take place the weekend of March 25th and 26th and also includes ATHEIST, REPULSION, OBITUARY and more. The Maryland Deathfest will occur the weekend of May 26th and 27th and includes appearances from CYNIC, REGURGITATE, ORIGIN, F*CK THE FACTS, and others. A complete listing of tour dates and festival information can be found in the tour section.
BRUTAL TRUTH has recently seen the reissue of their heralded 1997 masterpiece Sounds of the Animal Kingdom. The re-mastered and repackaged version comes complete with the preceding Kill Trend Suicide mini-CD (1996), bonus video footage in the form of the band’s 'Dead Smart' video, extensive and exhaustive liner notes from the band, and a forward from Choosing Death author Albert Mudrian.
Extreme-metal quintet Origin plan to begin writing material for their next album as soon as they've returned from their current European tour with Necrophagist and Misery Index. The jaunt wraps March 14 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Origin guitarist Paul Ryan said the band is "stoked about the material that we have now." He added: "As with all our CDs, we are trying to make the approach different than the last. We want to continue writing stuff that we find challenging as musicians as well as over-the-top in its approach." Expect the album to hit stores late this year.