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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.
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.
Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have officially been confirmed for the European tour featuring NECROPHAGIST and MISERY INDEX. Credited with having created some of the most challenging and devastating death metal in its three-album career, ORIGIN is an incredible addition to this blistering package as the replacement for COLDWORKER, who had to pull off the trek due to "scheduling conflicts." Dubbed the "Carving Europe's Epitaph Vol. II" tour, the bill is rounded out by BURNING SKIES opening the first half of the tour while U.S. act DISKREET will be opening up the second half of the tour.
For a list of confirmed tour dates, click here.
ORIGIN's third full-length CD, "Echoes of Decomation", was released in March 2005 via Relapse Records.
The fourth annual Maryland Death line up has been announced. The festival will take place May 26th and 27th at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The line up thus far is as follows:
BRUTAL TRUTH (New York)
DEAD INFECTION (Poland)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR (England)
CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Italy)
ROTTEN SOUND (Finland)
COCK AND BALL TORTURE (Germany)
FUCK THE FACTS (Canada)
JIGSORE TERROR (Sweden)
NUNWHORE COMMANDO 666 (Germany)
LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER (Spain)
FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRASY IN THE DILAPIDATION (Japan)
ORIGIN have announced an extensive seven-week U.S. Summer Tour. ORIGIN will kick off this tour on July 19th in Oklahoma City, OK. This Metal Maniacs, Blabbermouth.net and Blistering.com sponsored run will be the band’s first since the return of original drummer John Longstreth.
ORIGIN is touring in support of their latest release, Echoes of Decimation. An e-card for Echoes of Decimation can be found here.
Here are the latest Origin tour dates: More...
Jungle Rot have posted the following update:
The official release date for our new album "War Zone" is now set for June 27th on Crash Music Inc. Be sure you check out the lead-off track, "Victims Of Violence", from the new album at our MySpace page. Plans are in the works to have a record release party at EXIT in Chicago on June 25th. More details about that soon.
Jungle Rot has been named as direct support for Deicide on their upcoming U.S. tour! We'll be hitting the road in support of "War Zone" on September 20th with Deicide and our brothers in Hurtlocker and Desolation! The tour should be hitting pretty much every major market in the U.S., as well as some smaller ones. We're counting on you, the fans, to come on out to these shows and support, as we need it now more than ever! More details coming soon as well as all dates and locations!
We are still slated to appear at this years Central Illinois Metalfest in Urbana, Illinois on the weekend of July 21st-22nd. We will also be performing on Friday, August 25th, 2006 at Nite Cap Lounge in Chicago supporting our buds in Origin! In the coming months we will be looking to book a few shows in and around the Chicagoland and Wisconsin areas. Details will always be posted here and at our MySpace page.
We would like to thank everyone that made our recent European trip a complete success! We had a great time and met and made many new fans this time around! We appreciate all the support! Thanks to the bands Macabre, Whorecore, Impaled Nazarene, Xenomorph, Disparaged, Structural Defect, Deface, all our friends overseas, and to our crew Jorg, Locke, Alex, Matt, and Speckmann for all their invaluable help! Pictures will be posted soon!
The official website will be getting a facelift in the next month!
MACABRE have been announced as the headliners of the Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place July 20-22 at The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL, USA. Also scheduled to appear are ORIGIN, HUMAN ARTIFACTS and DOMINATION THROUGH IMPURITY, among many others.
Here are all of Macabre's confirmed Tour Dates so far: More...
Jonathan Longstreth, Origin's drummer for their first two albums ("Informis, Infintas, Inhumanitas" and "Origin") has rejoined the band.
Origin be touring the US beginning July 19 in Oaklahoma city and conclude August 26. This is the band’s first headlining tour backing their latest release, "Echoes of Decimation".
In addition, Origin will make their European debut appearance with a headlining performance at "Fuck the Commerce" Festival in Luckau, Germany in May.
Origin will be touring this summer and have announced the following confirmed dates:
July 19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
July 20 - Fayetteville, AR @ The Dart Room
July 21 - St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
July 22 - Urbana, IL @ The Canopy (Central Illinois Metalfest)
July 23 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
July 24 - Moorhead, MN @ All Star Bowl
July 26 - Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
July 27 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
July 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound w/ Severed Savior
July 30 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
July 31 - Tijuana, MEX @ The Voodoo House
August 1 - Glendale, AZ @ Bulldogs
August 2 - El Paso, TX @ Chic's
August 4 - Dallas, TX @ Darkside Lounge
August 6 - Beaumont, TX @ Vortex
August 7 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
August 9 - Miami, FL @ Churchhill's
August 10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
August 12 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
August 13 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
August 14 - Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun
August 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern
August 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber Pass
August 19 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ Internal Suffering
August 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards
August 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose Lodge w/ Commit Suicide, Circle of Dead Children
August 23 - Cincinnnati, OH @ Top Cat's
August 25 - Chicago, IL @ Nite Cap w/ Jungle Rot
August 26 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bucketworks
Unique Leader has announced yet another signing, this time in the form of UNMERCIFUL, an American death metal act featuring former members of ORIGIN and CANNIBAL CORPSE as well as touring guitarist Jeremy Turner. UNMERCIFUL has signed for a two album deal, the first of which will be unleashed in early 2006.
Clinton Appelhanz (guitar, vocals) and James King (drums) recently split from Origin due to "personal and creative differences. In the meantime, Appelhanz and King have completed work on a full-length album with their new band UNMERCIFUL, which also features in its ranks former ORIGIN member/CANNIBAL CORPSE touring guitarist Jeremy Turner. The band, who describe their musical style as "modern blasting American death metal," are currently seeking a label home. You can check out the group's tracks "Masochistic Rampage" and "Seething Darkness" at myspace.com/unmerciful.
Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Clinton Appelhanz and drummer James King due to personal & creative differences, reads a posting on the band's official website.
"I would like to personaly thank these guys for their dedication & hard work to this project & let people know that Echoes of Decimation could not have been done without them.
I am currently looking for replacements in each position respectively for Guitar/Vox & Percussion...serious inquiries only....
Contact me @ email@example.com"
Both Clinton and James are currently in a new project with Jeremy Turner (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) entitled, UNMERCIFUL.
This year's Milwaukee Metalfest XIX, which was scheduled for July 29th and 30th at the Modjeska Theatre in Milwuakee, WI, has been postponed till December 2nd and 3rd of 2005. NECROPHAGIA, MACABRE, MALEVOLENT CREATION, ORIGIN among others were scheduled to play. No reason was given was given for the postponement, but most likely has to do with unreliable, shady festival owner Jack Koschick owing tens of thousands of dollars to many, many bands around the world, along with the Koshick/Grohl Metalfest series itself becoming the joke that it is.
Bloodfest '05 has changed its date to Sunday, July 31st. This is the second run of the Dayton hardcore/metal fest.
This years national acts include the following: Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Origin, Jungle Rot, Paria, Anal Blast, Animosity, The Zimmermann Note, The Meat Shits and Analog. Regional and local acts include: Immolatus, Dead Broke, Endless Sacrifice, Six Shots Fired, Sore Covered Whore, Imbortir, and Welcome to Wall Street.
There will be early headliners as well as evening headliners. Tickets on sale now for only $20 in advanced and $25 at the door. Tickets available locally through Dingleberrys, Gem City Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, and also online.
For all show info and updates go to www.bloodfestdayton.com.
Wicked City Promotions has announced Bloodfest 05' at Elbos Rock Club in Dayton, Ohio on Friday, July 29th. This years event will feature 16 bands with two stages one inside and one outside. The national acts confirmed thus far include: Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Origin, Divine Empire, and Animosity. Regional Acts confirmed include Enslaved To Mercy, Seconds From Disaster, Imbortir, Sore Covered Whore, and Six Shots Fired. The event will be half a day so all can attend work if need be. The event has a tentative start time of 5 P.M.
For more information, visit bloodfestdayton.com.
Initial dates for this summer's Malevolent Creation, Origin, Animosity, and Divine Empire tour have been announced. Here are the current tour dates:
7/2 Ft. Lauderdale FL @ The Factory
7/3 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theatre
7/5 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
7/6 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
7/7 New Orleans LA @ TBA
7/8 Houston TX @ Fat Cat's
7/09 San Antonio TX @ The Sanctuary
7/10 Dallas TX @ Phoenix Music Complex
7/11 Oklahoma City OK @ Purgatory
7/12 Gallup NM @ Red Rock State Park Auditorium
7/13 Phoenix AZ @ Metal Devastation 2
7/14 Tijuana MX @ TBA
7/15 San Diego CA @ Brick By Brick
7/16 Corona CA @ Showcase Theatre
7/17 Los Angeles CA @ The Hanging Jury
7/19 San Francisco CA @ TBA
7/20 Sacramento CA @ TBA
7/21 Portland OR @ TBA
7/22 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
7/23 Spokane WA @ Fat Tuesday
7/25 St. Paul MN @ The Lab
7/26 Davenport IA @ Quad City Live
7/27 Chicago IL @ TBA
7/28 Cleveland OH @ TBA
7/29 Dayton OH @ Elbo's BLOODFEST
7/30 Saginaw MI @ Jamestowne Hall
7/31 Buffalo NY @ TBA
8/1 Rochester NY @ TBA
8/2 Boston MA @ TBA
8/3 Long Island NY@ TBA
8/4 Middleton NY @ Club NY
8/5 Raleigh NC @ The Brewery
8/6 Atlanta GA @ TBA
Origin has been confirmed as the headlining band at Ohio Deathfest 2005, as the group brings their decidedly punishing brand of technical death metal before an audience with an appetite for skull-crushing extreme music at one of the premier metal festivals in the United States.
Ohio Deathfest 2005 will be held at the Phantasy Concert Club in Lakewood, Ohio on June 24th and 25th. Other acts slated to appear include Summon, (who are fresh from a European Tour with God Dethroned), New York's Pyrexia, Mortal Decay, Prophecy and the ever entertaining Meat Shits.
For more information, visit http://www.ohiodeathfest2005.homestead.com.
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.