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Origin

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

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Origin Posts Second Track-By-Track Breakdown

Origin has posted the second of three track-by-track breakdowns of the band's new album "Entity." The second part can be read below and the artwork is available after the jump.

5. Saligia. John Longstrength: This is one of the two epics of the album if you don't count the first three songs as a single unit (which is fine if you do). We started working on this song in New York about two years ago in the winter. Despite its density and size, this song came together with relative ease (for me).

Paul Ryan: My favorite track on the album and one of the most personal when I wrote it. I didn't know if we could pull it off but we did. Took about five takes at getting the solo with the right feel. For fans of WRATH OF VISHNU!!!

6. The Descent. Paul Ryan: An interlude to give the listener a break. Peaceful yet dark.

John Longstrength: MY BEST DRUM PERFORMANCE EVER!!!

7. Fornever. John Longtrength: Something about this song that just gets me every time. It was a complete pain in the ass to learn, but every time I got it right I felt like I had accomplished something special. I wont speak any further on this song. Its music so it requires no words to be spoken about it.

Paul Ryan: Influenced by two of my favorite bands DEATH and SUFFOCATION. I was listening to a lot of Individual Thought Patterns and Pierced From Within when I wrote the music for this one. It took a little bit to get all the stops tight but once we did it was awesome!

Mike Flores: Yep, the end of the song was like playing a video game. Addicted to playing it because I was so close to playing it right. Took some time to understand it.
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Japan's Kabuto Metal Festival Cancelled

The Haunted reports that the Kabuto Metal Festival that was to take place in Japan in May has been cancelled by the organizers due to the situation resulting from the earthquake and tsunami in early March. Bands who were to participate in the fest included:

White Side: Story of the Year, Thursday, Underoath, envy, Architects, Meaning, and Crossfaith

Dark Side: Morbid Angel, The Haunted, Ihsahn, Origin, Rotten Sound, and Leprous

"We hope to come back to Japan later this year," states The Haunted. The band still plans to play their Australian dates as well as their appearance in Bangkok, however.

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Origin Reveals New Album Tracklisting

American technical death metal outfit Origin has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new studio album, "Entity." You can check it out at the bottom of the page. The record will be their first album with new vocalist Jason Keyser (of Skinless fame) and will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on June 10th.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Expulsion Of Fury
2. Purgatory
3. Conceiving Death
4. Swarm
5. Saliga
6. The Descent
7. Fornever
8. Committed
9. Banishing Illusion
10. Consequence Of Solution
11. Evolution Of Extinction
BONUS TRACK:
12. You Fail!

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Origin Reveals New Album Release Date

American technical death metal veterans Origin has revealed that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "Entity." They have furthermore revealed that the record will hit the shelves on June 10th through Nuclear Blast Records. This will be their first album with their new vocalist, Jason Keyser, best known for his work with Skinless. You can check out the album's front cover artwork below. More...

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Origin Recruits Skinless Vocalist

American extreme metal outfit Origin has announced that Skinless vocalist Jason Keyser has taken over the role as the band's new lead singer. Keyser will be making his debut with the band on the forthcoming North American tour with Vital Remains, Hate Eternal and Abysmal Dawn. The tour dates are as follows:

June 15 - Emo's – Austin, TX
June 16 - Sorority House – Amarillo, TX
June 17 - The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
June 19 - The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
June 20 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
June 21 - Slim's – San Francisco, CA
June 22 - The Alley – Sparks, NV
June 24 - Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
June 25 - Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
June 26 - Lake City Bowl – Kelowna, BC
June 27 - The Distillery – Calgary, AB
June 28 - Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
June 30 - The Exchange – Regina, SK
July 1 - Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB
July 2 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
July 3 - The Annex – Madison, WI
July 5 - Reggie's Rock Club – Chicago, IL
July 6 - Peabody's – Cleveland, OH
July 7 - Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
July 8 - Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
July 9 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
July 10 - Santo's Party House – New York, NY
July 13 - The Oasis – Charleston, SC
July 14 - Firestone Live – Orlando, FL

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Hate Eternal Announces North American Tour

Death metal act Hate Eternal has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Origin, Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/15 Austin, TX – Emo’s
06/16 Amarillo, TX – Sorority House
06/17 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
06/19 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
06/20 Hollywood, CA – The Key Club
06/21 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
06/22 Sparks, NV – The Alley
06/24 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/25 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/26 Kelowna, BC – Lake City Bowl
06/27 Calgary, AB – The Distillery
06/28 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
06/30 Regina, SK – The Exchange
07/01 Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert Arms
07/02 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
07/03 Madison, WI – The Annex
07/05 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
07/06 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
07/07 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
07/08 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
07/09 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/10 New York, NY – Santo’s Party House
07/13 Charleston, SC – The Oasis
07/14 Orlando, FL – Firestone Live

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Origin Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

American technical death metal act Origin has announced its signing with Nuclear Blast Records. The worldwide deal comes in time for the band to prepare its forthcoming full length album. Origin will enter Chapman Recording Studios in Lenexa, Kansas tomorrow with long-time engineer Robert Rebeck to record its Nuclear Blast debut.

Drummer John Longstreth commented by saying: "We are very excited to begin working on our next album under the guide of Nuclear Blast Records! Being signed to one of the largest and most successful heavy metal labels makes it only natural that you will definitely be seeing a lot more of this band. Plans are already being laid by Extreme Management Group for the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America, Mexico and pretty much everywhere with a stage and (future) Origin fans. To us, it's only fitting that after 10 years, it came time to make a few positive changes so that we could continue to create this insane form of music for you. We are very excited to bring album #5 to our fans and we feel confident that our fans will not be let down."

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Allegaeon Reveals New Album Details

Colorado's ALLEGAEON has unveiled the cover art for their Metal Blade Records debut album, "Fragments of Form and Function." The art was done by Colin Marks, who is known for his artwork for Scar Symmetry, Nevermore, Strapping Youn Lad, etc. The new album marks the band's first full length release and was produced by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage) and recorded at Flatline Audio in January 2010.

Vocalist Ezra Haynes discusses the concepts behind the album, "The concept of Fragments of Form and Function is in one way or another science related theories. Some of the topics we touch base on are cryonics, stem cell research, evolution, pharmaceutical structure and so on."

The "Fragments Of Form And Function" tracklisting is as follows:

01. The Cleansing
02. The Renewal
03. Across The Folded Line
04. The God Particle
05. Biomech - Vals No. 666
06. From Seed To Throne
07. Atrophy Of Hippocrates
08. Point Of Disfigurement
09. A Cosmic Question
10. Accelerated Evolution More...

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Origin Parts Ways With Vocalist

Kansas metal band Origin has issued the following update:

"Origin and Extreme Management Group, Inc. are proud to announce the first set of dates for Origin's 2010 spring/summer tour campaign. Origin will be visiting Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever and will also be returning to Europe. We can not wait to return to our European friends and fans, and look forward to meeting new people in Australia and New Zealand."

"As it's been speculated elsewhere, James Lee is no longer a part or Origin. After 9 plus years with the band, it unfortunately came time for Lee and Origin to part ways."

"On these tours, please welcome to the stage Mica (Maniac) Meneke (Sol Asunder, Ontogeny, The Faceless, Legion Victorious) on vocals. We are confident that Origin will raise the bar in 2010. We have a few surprises in store, so get ready."

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Dying Fetus To Headline "Thrash And Burn" Tour

Dying Fetus will headline the third installment of the “Thrash And Burn" tour as it returns to Europe in early April. Joining Dying Fetus for this month-long tour is Origin, Beneath the Massacre, Revocation, and Man Must Die. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/9 Karlsruhe, Germany Substage
4/10 Essen, Germany Turock
4/11 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
4/13 Copenhagen, Denmark The Rock
4/14 Berlin, Germany S036
4/15 Nitra, Slovakia Nova Pekaren
4/16 Leipzing, Germany Theaterfabrik
4/17 Wurzburg, Germany Posthalle
4/18 Wien, Austria Arena
4/19 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk
4/20 Graz, Austria Seifenfabrik
4/21 Bologna, Italy Estragon
4/22 Milan, Italy Tunnel
4/23 Erstfeld, Switzerland Transilvania Live
4/24 Savigny, France Le Temple Emprunte
4/25 Rennes, France Ubu
4/26 Gent, Belgium Minus One
4/27 London, UK Underworld
4/28 Newport, UK TJ’s
4/29 Manchester, UK Club Academy
4/30 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy

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Enemy Reign Confirmed For Neurotic Deathfest 2010

Colorado extreme metallers ENEMY REIGN were recently added to the illustrious Neurotic Deathfest 2010 lineup! The Neurotic Deathfest is Europe's premier indoor death metal event. Originally known as the Rotterdam Deathfest (2004 and 2005), the organizers changed the name to Neurotic Deathfest in 2006 when they decided to move the festivities to a new venue and city.

Other confirmed bands are as follows (in alphabetical order) :
Beheaded
Beneath The Massacre
Bolt Thrower
Carcass
Defeated Sanity
Dying Fetus
Dr. Doom
Enemy Reign
Insidious Decrepancy
Insision
Human Mincer
Kickback
Lock Up
Napalm Death
Nox
Origin
Revocation
Six Feet Under
Viral Load More...

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Misery Index Announces New Tour Dates

Misery Index has announced they will be playing a string of tour dates in Australia and New Zealand in April 2010. Misery Index will be playing alongside Psycroptic and Origin. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/1 – Transmission Room, Auckland, Lic/AA
4/2 – The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne, 18+
4/3 - The Gaelic Club, Sydney, 18+
4/4 – The Hifi, Brisbane, 18+
4/5 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Lic/AA
4/6 – Black Bettys, Perth, 18+

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Summer Slaughter Murders New Orleans

The Summer Slaughter Fest is correctly named. When the tour arrives in your town, prepare for a bloodbath of immense proportions. Decibel, Affliction and Fangoria bring you a huge tour consisting of Blackguard, Decrepit Birth, After the Burial, Beneath the Massacre, Origin, Born of Osiris, Dying Fetus, Winds of Plague, Darkest Hour, Ensiferum, Suffocation, and Necrophagist with Behemoth joining the show on some dates. Impressed? Did I also mention that the ticket prices are extremely affordable to fit into your budget during this economic downturn? That’s a deal you can’t beat. So if you’re lucky enough to have a Slaughter in your town this summer, I suggest you don’t miss it.

In the sweltering, higher-than-average heat of New Orleans, the Summer Slaughter Tour stops to do a little killing. It wasn’t an official stop, but I would like to thank all of the bands for taking their day off to rock our town. The madness began at three o’clock. All of the bands kicked ass for about half an hour each. Blackgaurd, After the Burial, Origin, Beneath the Massacre and Darkest Hour were all incredible. Their merchandise was also very interesting, but with so many bands, I couldn’t afford it all. Music was blaring from the small tunnel-shaped hall that could be heard blocks away. Band members, roadies and helpful fans were constantly moving equipment in and out to accommodate the large number of bands. Yes, it was a bit hectic. But it all added to the excitement and fun nature of the show. More...

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UK Death Fest Announces Final Line Up

The first-ever UK Deathfest, happening on May 3rd in Leeds, UK has hammered out their final line up. It looks like it will be a fantastic show. The line up for the UK Deathfest is:

Vader (Headlining)
Repulsion
Origin
Akercocke
Benediction
The Rotted
Desecration
Leng Tch'e
Dam
Lazarus Blackstar
Reth
Ingested
Black Sun
Infected Disarray
Esclavage

Tickets run £19.50; priced low in light of our current economic situation. If you haven't heard some of the bands, you can go to the UK Deathfest Myspace to hear some sample songs.

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Bands Announced For Summer Slaughter 2009

This year's edition of the Summer Slaughter tour will be headlined by death metal legends Necrophagist and will also feature fellow death metal favourites Suffocation, along with Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Origin, Born Of Osiris, After The Burial and Winds Of Plague. Beneath The Massacre and Decrepit Birth will also be performing on the first half of the tour, with Ensiferum and Blackguard replacing them afterwards. Stay tuned for details.

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Origin Announces European Tour Dates

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:

April
24 - Leipzig, Germany - Scheddel
25 - Munchen, Germany - Feierwerk
26 - Pinerella Di Cervia, Italy - Rock Planet
30 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil

May
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

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

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:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

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

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Abysmal Dawn Announces New Guitarist

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...

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Origin Announces Tour Dates

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

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