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Inanimate Existence

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Inanimate Existence Singer Denies Rape Accusations

Yesterday we reported that The Faceless booted Inanimate Existence from their upcoming December mini-tour after a woman came forward alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence vocalist/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior.

Now Cameron Porras himself publicly denies the allegations via a statement he just posted via his Facebook profile, which can be read below:

“Hey everybody I wanted to clear the air about whats been going on with us and The Faceless.

I want to preface this whole thing by saying I am 1000% against rape. It’s one of the most heinous things a human can do to another human that leaves life long mental damage and I wouldn’t nor couldn’t bring that kind of harm to someone. Anyone who knows me I’m sure will tell you that I’m a gentle person who doesn’t like confrontation and all I want is to make people happy.

Our band theme is all about spiritual growth and love that’s who I am. I know exactly who I am and will not let something like this change my outlook on life. I have never been to jail, never been to juvenile hall, never a violent crime, nothing. It’s all public record so feel free to check.

If you or someone you know has been raped PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO TO THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. That is the only way to achieve justice in a situation like this.

This situation has nothing to do with Ron or Scott and I’m sorry to them that they are lumped in with this situation.
So the story begins 10 or 11 years ago when I was in high school. My friend had a girlfriend who was really mentally unstable and would cut her wrists quite often and be sent to psych wards (There’s nothing wrong with that I have many many friends who deal with mental trauma daily.)

One day my friend calls me and tells me that she is telling everybody that I raped her. He also mentioned that she accused several other people around the same time. Him being my close friend since middle school did not believe for a second that I did because he knew both me and her very well.

At the time I told her the same thing I’d tell anyone in that situation, that she needs to go to the police if she was raped. It’s not a joke. It’s not some game. It’s a serious thing that cannot be taken lightly. She never did anything and never contacted me again and after her and my friend stopped seeing each other I never saw her again.

Now flash forward to yesterday morning. Ron wakes me up telling me that this girl is making allegations again to the faceless and I tried to explain myself but in todays world it doesnt seem to matter what the truth is, even an allegation is grounds for you to lose great opportunities.

This girl happens to be friends with ken from The Faceless and so they seemed to immediately want jump on the opportunity to blow up this literal high school drama on the internet 10 years later. I really wish that they would have handled it like adults because it’s not fair to any of the parties involved and especially its not fair to the many many women out there who really have been raped.

I refuse to entertain the faceless‘s detective fantasy. It’s not their place and they should be ashamed of themselves for taking away power from someone who has a real accusation. The police will help you, the faceless will cause an internet shit storm (which is all she wanted in the first place)

Situations like these really show you who really knows you and has your back and I’m lucky to have good friends who stand by me. I will not let this women destroy who I am. I will continue writing music about love, growth, and understanding. As a free thinking person myself I implore all of you to think for yourself and not get caught up in this whirlwind of hate.

This will be my only public statement about this situation because I do not want to feed my positive energy into such a petty drama. It hurts my heart to think that someone out there may think it’s true =(

So like I said if you or someone you know was raped or abused or anything at all please seek justice immediately, it’s the best way to get actual evidence that will help your case. Just talking shit online is not the way to handle business and it’s harmful to our growth as a society.

I wish you all the best. Please be good to each other. We are all in this world together and no one deserves to be hurt.

With much love,

–Cam“

The girl herself later replied to The Faceless‘ post via Facebook, alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence frontman/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior. In her post, she also says that two other girls have come forward with similar allegations since the story originally broke.

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Inanimate Existence Frontman Accused Of Rape

The Faceless booted Inanimate Existence from an upcoming mini-tour (as we reported earlier this week), induced by “information that has just come to our attention today regarding actions that we simply cannot stand for” as the band put it. Although The Faceless did not go into detail about these actions, a Facebook post by mainman Michael Keene made it clear that there had been allegations of sexual misconduct.

Past Thursday, November 16, The Faceless finally posted more details about that matter on their Facebook page:

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The Faceless Announce Mini-U.S. Tour

The Faceless will be unleashing its long-awaited new outing "In Becoming A Ghost" on December 1, 2017 and has now announced a mini-US tour in support of it. The trek starts on pretty short notice and was originally announced to have support from Inanimate Existence, but The Faceless has since booted them due to "actions we simply cannot stand for."

Meanwhile we have obtained the following screenshot of a post from Michael Keene’s personal Facebook page. The post appears to have since been removed, but you can read it below. According to Keene the alleged incident involved a female: More...

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Inanimate Existence Posts "Formula Of Spores"

California-based technical death metal outfit Inanimate Existence is getting close to the official release of fourth album, "Underneath a Melting Sky," set to drop on August 25th through The Artisan Era.

Today the band premieres new "Formula of Spores," which serves as the album closer and is the third early single from the album to be released thus far. Check it out below.

1. Forever To Burn
2. Underneath a Melting Sky
3. In Moonlight I Am Reborn
4. Blood of the Beggar
5. The Old Man in the Meadow
6. The Djinn
7. The Unseen Self
8. Formula of Spores More...

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Inanimate Existence Unveils New Album

The Bay Area, California-based progressive/technical death metal titans from Inanimate Existence are proud to enter a new chapter in their career with the announcement of fourth full-length album, "Underneath a Melting Sky."

Set for release on August 25th through The Artisan Era, the band had this to say about the upcoming album: “We at Inanimate Existence are proud to announce the coming of our 4th studio album titled 'Underneath a Melting Sky'. We have been working non-stop to bring this album to fruition and now the time has come to share it with all of you! Join us as we revisit our roots and reimagine a fresh take on our signature sound.

"Expect dark compositions riddled with brutal riffing that flow seamlessly into beautiful clean sections. Intricate bass lines that weave their way between unrelenting blast beats and grooving rhythms. Catchy melodies with layers of lead guitar with ethereal synthesizers, and an onslaught of duel vocals. The album drops on August 25th so be on the lookout and come see us this fall on tour!”

1. Forever To Burn
2. Underneath a Melting Sky
3. In Moonlight I Am Reborn
4. Blood of the Beggar
5. The Old Man in the Meadow
6. The Djinn
7. The Unseen Self
8. Formula of Spores More...

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Inanimate Existence Signs With The Artisan Era

California-based technical death metal unit Inanimate Existence has established itself as one of the most gifted and ambitious bands in the genre. To date, the band has released three full-length albums, and continues to tour relentlessly.

Today, Inanimate Existence happy to announce signing extreme metal label The Artisan Era. Currently, the group is hard at work crafting a fourth album planned for release this summer.

In mid-June, Inanimate Existence will hit the road for a lengthy tour with fellow rising stars Reaping Asmodeia and Cyborg Octopus. Dates for "The Unseen Self Tour" follow below.

The band comments: "We are very excited to be a part of The Artisan Era roster for the release of our upcoming album. This is by far our most focused material, and in our opinion, hands down our best album to date. We couldn’t ask for a better label to work with for this release. Keep an eye out for us on tour." More...

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Inanimate Existence Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Bay Area progressive and technical death metal collective Inanimate Existence premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Calling From A Dream", which will be out in stores via Unique Leader Records on September 16th, 2016.

Check out now "Calling From A Dream" in its entirety below.

Inanimate Existence will be out on a nine-date headlining tour from September 9th through September 18th. More...

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Inanimate Existence Streams New Song

With the release of "Calling From A Dream," the consuming new full-length from Bay Area progressive death metal collective Inanimate Existence now less than three weeks away, today the mystifying sounds of "Pulse Of The Mountain's Heart" are unloaded for public consumption.

Issues the band: "'Pulse Of The Mountain's Heart' showcases Inanimate Existence's approach to heavy riffing. The song structure evolves many times throughout, guiding listener through beautiful clean sections and into dark riffs layered with ethereal guitar leads."

New album "Calling From A Dream" will see release via Unique Leader Records on September 16th, 2016. Prior to the release of the album, Inanimate Existence will bring these new odes to the stage on a nine-date headlining tour from September 9th through September 18th.

9/09/2016 Third Street Pub - Bend, OR
9/10/2016 50 West (Fifty Pub & Grub) - Salem, OR
9/12/2016 Panic Room - Portland, OR
9/13/2016 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
9/14/2016 The Hindenburg - Vancouver, BC
9/15/2016 Johnny B's - Medford, OR
9/16/2016 Alturas Bar And Nightclub - Reno, NV
9/17/2016 Red House - Walnut Creek, CA
9/18/2016 The X Bar - Cupertino, CA More...

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Inanimate Existence Posts New Lyric Video

"Calling From A Dream" is the impending full-length album from Bay Area progressive death metal faction Inanimate Existence.

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, "Calling From A Dream" is the story of a young man's journey to reunite with the soul of his lost lover. Through his dreams, she guides him across a dark mysterious world filled with gods and demons.

In advance of its release, today the band unveils the record's title track. Issues guitarist Joel Guernsey: "The songs on this album are all very different and uniquely crafted. 'Calling From A Dream,' being the title track, is the public eye's first glimpse at the musical diversity this release has to offer."

The album will see release via Unique Leader Records on September 16th, 2016. Catch the band live supporting this new album:

9/09/2016 Third Street Pub - Bend, OR
9/10/2016 50 West (Fifty Pub & Grub) - Salem, OR
9/12/2016 Panic Room - Portland, OR
9/13/2016 High Dive - Seattle, WA
9/14/2016 The Hindenburg - Vancouver, BC
9/15/2016 Johnny B's - Medford, OR
9/16/2016 Alturas Bar And Nightclub - Reno, NV
9/17/2016 Red House - Walnut Creek, CA
9/18/2016 The X Bar - Cupertino, CA More...

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Inanimate Existence Reveals New Album

Bay Area death metal collective Inanimate Existence will release a third full-length album this fall via Unique Leader Records. Titled "Calling From A Dream," the follow-up to "A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement" was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California (Suffocation, Fallujah, The Zenith Passage etc.) and will see release on September 19th, 2016.

"After the release of our last album, we decided to take our sound to a new place while incorporating our roots," the band elaborates. "Expect deep compositions with many emotional ups and downs. Inspiration was drawn from music theorists and composers dating back thousands of years. Within Calling From A Dream, listeners will encounter a wide array of musical elements blended to form a rich contrast of sonic textures that result in a dynamic aural experience."

New album "Calling From A Dream" is the story of a young man's journey to reunite with the soul of his lost lover. Through his dreams, she guide's him across a dark mysterious world filled with gods and demons.

1. Calling From A Dream
2. The Arcane Crystal
3. The Shore Of Rising Shadows
4. Pulse Of The Mountain's Heart
5. Upon Whirling Winds
6. Dreaming Of New Beginnings
7. Beneath The Mist
8. Falling Into Malice
9. Burial At Sea More...

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Inanimate Existence Kicking Off Tour

California technical death metal faction Inanimate Existence will bring more methodical audio alchemy to the stage supporting Hate Eternal.

Presented by New Noise Magazine and JSR Merchandise, The Infernus Tour 2016 will begin tonight, May 6th in San Antonio, Texas and decimate everything in its path through May 25th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additional support will be provided by death metal legends Vital Remains and black-thrashers Black Fast.

See all confirmed dates, which include Inanimate Existence headlining dates scattered through and following the tour, below. More...

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Hate Eternal Adds More Tour Dates

Hate Eternal has announced new North American tour dates as part of the "Infernus" world tour.

The new tour begins on May 6th in San Antonio, and runs through the Eastern U.S. and parts of Canada.

The band will be joined by Vital Remains, Black Fast, and Inanimate Existence, along with local and regional support bands to be announced in the coming weeks.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

May 6 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
May 7 Houston, TX @ Eastdown Warehouse
May 8 Ft Worth, TX @ Rail Club
May 10 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
May 11 Milwaukee, WI @ Metal Grill
May 12 Joliet, IL @ Bada Brew
May 13 Detroit, MI @ Harpos
May 14 Hamilton, ON @ The Underground
May 15 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
May 17 Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
May 18 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
May 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
May 22 NC @ tba
May 23 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 25 Ft Lauderdale / Miami, FL tba More...

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Unique Leader Showcase Tour Kicking Off

Arkaik returns to the West Coast again fresh off the release of new album "Lucid Dawn" (available for full streaming here) as headliners of the Unique Leader Winter Showcase.

This stacked bill highlights some of the label's best and most brutal featuring Arkaik alongside Wrvth, Inanimate Existence, and Lord Of War on select dates. The short but wildly hyper-technical frenzy begins December 9th in Sailnas, California for five straight days sweeping through the Southwest and wrapping up in Anaheim, California.

12/09/2015 La Movida - Salinas, CA *
12/10/2015 Divebar - Las Vegas, NV *
12/11/2015 The Hub - Colton, CA
12/12/2015 Nile Theater - Mesa, AZ
12/13/2015 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA **
12/14/2015 Doll Hut - Anaheim, CA **
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Inanimate Existence Stares Through The Fire

Inanimate Existence just released a new guitar playthrough video for the track "Staring Through Fire," available below.

"Staring Through Fire" comes from the album "A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement," out now on Unique Leader Records. The band is also working on a follow-up album, with Inanimate Existence commenting:

"We are working on new music! More details to come once we get deeper into the writing process. You can definitely expect more of our signature elements such as female vocals and a wide variety of various instruments and atmospheres. We'll also be announcing our new vocalist in the next few weeks. Stay posted, stay mystic."

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Inanimate Existence Writing New Album

Inanimate Existence is currently writing material for the follow-up to 2014's "A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement." The band comments:

"We are working on new music! More details to come once we get deeper into the writing process. You can definitely expect more of our signature elements such as female vocals and a wide variety of various instruments and atmospheres. We'll also be announcing our new vocalist in the next few weeks. Stay posted, stay mystic." More...

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Inanimate Existence Announces U.S. Tour

California technical death metal faction Inanimate Existence will bring methodical audio alchemy to the stage next month on an eighteen-date live excursion.

The "Enter Into Atonement" tour 2015 is slated to inaugurate on February 26th in Stockton, California and will trounce venues throughout California as well as Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, with the tour drawing to completion on March 15th in Sacramento.

Support will be provided by label mates and fellow technical death architects, Wrath Of Vesuvius. Inanimate Existence continues to tour in support of the "A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement" full-length, released this past Summer via Unique Leader Records.

2/26/2015 The 207 - Stockton, CA
2/27/2015 EPEK Print Shop - Salinas, CA
2/28/2015 Musichead - Medford, OR
3/01/2015 The Third Street Pub - Bend, OR
3/02/2015 The Pin - Spokane, WA
3/03/2015 The Palace Lounge - Missoula, MT
3/04/2015 Machinery Row - Great Falls, MT
3/05/2015 Loading Dock - Salt Lake City, UT
3/06/2015 Bushwackers Saloon - Denver, CO
3/07/2015 The Blu Phoenix - Albuquerque, NM
3/08/2015 Joe's Grotto - Phoenix, AZ
3/09/2015 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA
3/10/2015 Boondocks Tavern - Banning, CA
3/11/2015 White Oak Music - Van Nuys, CA
3/12/2015 Strummer's - Fresno, CA FREE Show!
3/13/2015 The Divebar - Las Vegas, NV
3/14/2015 Arlene Francis Center - Santa Rosa, CA
3/15/2015 On The Y - Sacramento, CA More...

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Cannabis Corpse Blazes Down Austin, Texas

Austin punk hangout Red 7 hosted D.R.I. the night before, a band that coincidentally hugely influenced Municipal Waste. Although “Land Phil” Hall plays in Municipal Waste, it was his love for death metal, not crossover that brought him into Austin this night. This time he joined with his brother Josh “Hallhammer” Hall and new guitarist Brandon Ellis in support of the band’s latest full-length recording “From Wisdom To Baked" on an Austin stop that is part of a Metal Underground.com sponsored tour.

Before hearing songs of bud monsters and weed-induced murderous rampages, three opening bands sparked up the festivities. San Antonio brutal death squad Flesh Hoarder initiated the melee. The group was short two members due to it having taken on the show on short notice. Ryan Sylvie of Whore of Bethlehem filled in for Nick Moreno and the band played without guitarist Angel Tarin. It’s been a couple of years since Sylvie fronted Scattered Remains, but he was up to the task, as was the band. The group played a mix of slamming rhythms, guttural voices, quick cymbal strikes and down-tempo riffs in the vein of Immolation and Morbid Angel. Songs like “Ejaculating on the Faces of the Aborted” kept their set utterly offensive. More...

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Cannabis Corpse Finalizes Tour Schedule

Richmond, VA based death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse has added additional dates to the band's imminent headlining North American tour and finalized all venues. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

We're proudly sponsoring the trek, along with New Noise Magazine and JSR Merchandise, which kicks off tomorrow November 28th in Wilmington, NC.

For more info on the tour straight from the band, be sure to read our recent interview with Cannabis Corpse about what fans can expect over here. Mammoth Grinder and Inanimate Existence will provide support on these upcoming shows: More...

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Win Cannabis Corpse Tickets And CDs!

Looking forward to the upcoming Cannabis Corpse tour with Mammoth Grinder and Inanimate Existence? So are we - so much so that we're sponsoring the tour, and now we're going to be giving away a pair of tickets for each and every show on the trek!

Additionally, we've got five "From Wisdom to Baked" CDs from Cannabis Corpse to send out to some devoted fans. One lucky grand prize winner will also get "From Wisdom to Baked" on LP and cassette, and get an album cover t-shirt.

To enter to win (U.S. residents only), take a photo of yourself wearing any kind of merch (t-shirt, sticker, anything at all!) from any of the three bands on the tour. Don't have any merch? No problem! Just photoshop the band's logo or some album artwork into your picture!

Send the photo to ccgiveaway[AT]metalunderground[dot]com with the subject line "Cannabis Corpse 2014" and be sure to let us know which city and venue you want tickets for!

The contest runs through November 25th and we'll notify the lucky winners several days in advance to let you know you've secured a place at the show! The winners of the CDs and grand prize will be notified the first week of December.

What are you waiting for? Start taking pictures and emailing us so you can see a killer death metal show this Winter! Dates for the trek are as follows: More...

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Cannabis Corpse Updates North American Tour

Metalunderground.com is stoked to be sponsoring the upcoming headlining tour from VA-based death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse.

The trek is due to kick off at the end of the month on November 28th and will run through late December. Support will come from Mammoth Grinder and Inanimate Existence.

Today the tour itinerary has been updated with extra shows and a venue change. Catch Cannabis Corpse supporting the "Wisdom To Baked" album (reviewed here) on these dates:

Nov. 28 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's By The Sea
Nov. 29 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Nov. 30 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Dec. 1 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's
Dec. 2 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Dec. 3 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Dec. 4 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Dec. 5 El Paso, TX @ tba
Dec. 6 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Dec. 7 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Dec. 8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (all ages)
Dec. 9 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Dec. 10 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
Dec. 11 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Dec. 12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar (early show)
Dec. 13 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Core (early show)
Dec. 14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Dec. 16 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Dec. 17 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Dec. 18 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
Dec. 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Dec. 20 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry More...

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