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Deceased

Formed: 1985
From: Marlboro, MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Deceased News

Below is our complete Deceased 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Dark Angel Reunites With Don Doty For Keep It True

Organizers of the Keep It True Festival in Germany have announced that the Saturday headliner will be the reunited Dark Angel, with original vocalist Don Doty, Eric Meyer (Guitars), Mike Gonzalez (Bass) and new guitarist Justin Zych. Thought not officially confirmed, the announcement hints that drummer Gene Hoglan may return as well.

Dark Angel joins another reunited act to appear at the festival: Jag Panzer, who will play with guitaris Joey Tafolla. The roster announcement reads:

"We are extremely proud that we can announce the big Saturday headliner for Keep It True 2014.

"Thrash Metal legends Dark Angel will play their very first show with original singer Don Doty at KIT 2014. Also in the line up are Eric Meyer (guit.), Mike Gonzalez (bass) and Justin Zych (guit.). The drummer is not confirmed yet, but will be announced very soon. Looks like it will be a famous person from Dark Angel history, too.

"With 'Darkness Descends' Dark Angel recorded a milestone in Thrash Metal and at KIT you will see AT LEAST three musicians from that record performing. It will be legendary!!

"The festival is already COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. Thanks for your outstanding support!"

Here is the billing so far:

Dark Angel (USA) (First Time in Europe with Original Singer Don Doty)
Jag Panzer (USA) (Special Early Days Show for the first time in Europe with Joey Tafolla)
Flotsam & Jetsam (USA) (Exclusive “No Place For The Deceiver” Show)
Warrior (USA)
Lethal (USA)
Hexx (USA) (special old school show)
Sinner (GER) (Special Old School Show)
Vardis (UK)
Atlantean Kodex (GER)
Persian Risk (UK)
Deceased (USA)
Iron Cross (USA)
Masque (UK)
Deep Machine (UK)
Night Demon (USA)
Ranger (FIN)
Iron Kingdom (USA) More...

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Deceased Kicking Off Mini-Tour Tonight

Deceased will be embarking on a mini-tour of the U.S. today, with Gravehill as direct support. Says Deceased frontman King Fowley: "It's time to smash it to the fucking wall! Deceased and Gravehill on the march - ugly lives!"

Adds Gravehill's Mike Abominator, "We look forward to killing out on the road with the mighty DECEASED! The power of these stinky cadavers compells you!"

Dubbed "March of the Cadavers," the tour is confirmed for the following dates/venues:

March 8th @ ZIGGYS in Chattanooga, Tennessee *
March 9th @ HOOLIGANS in Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 10th @ ROCKY POINT CANTINA in Tempe, Arizonia
March 11th @ SLIDEBAR in Fullerton, California
March 12th @ THE JOINT in Los Angeles, California
March 13th @ ELBO ROOM in San Francisco, California
March 14th @ BURT'S TIKI LOUNGE in Salt Lake City, Utah
March 15th @ AQUALUNG in Denver, Colorado
March 16th @ FUBAR in St. Louis, Missouri *
* No Gravehill at these shows

In recent news, Deceased announced work on a new album for Hells Headbangers, entitled "Ghostly White." King Fowley had the following to say about the forthcoming album:

"This record will be a very produced musical journey that will capture the complete morbid side of Deceased. If we do what we are setting out to do, it will ooze of dark melody without forgetting the rough aggressive edges and catchiness in the songwriting that we've kept in our sound since day one. There will be a complete haunting aura throughout the record! A few songs will be lengthy tracks, including a 15-minute ride. Fitting interludes will lock in the actual tracks, and little jolts of madness will also rear their ugly heads from time to time. This is a musical adventure we've been waiting to take, and now's the time. Get out your woolen overcoats, the funeral is about to begin...." More...

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Deceased To Release New Album

Hells Headbangers has confirmed that underground legends Deceased will release their next full-length album through the label. Set for release later in 2013 on both CD and LP formats, the next Deceased album will be titled "Ghostly White." The track listing is as follows:

1. The Shivers
2. In A Quiet Town
3. Mr's Allardyce
4. The Germ Of Distorted Lore
5. To Serve The Insane
6. Poor Jessica's Drifted Away
7. A Palpitation's Warning

Founding frontman King Fowley had the following to say about the upcoming album: "This record will be a very produced musical journey that will capture the complete morbid side of Deceased. If we do what we are setting out to do, it will ooze of dark melody without forgetting the rough aggressive edges and catchiness in the songwriting that we've kept in our sound since day one. There will be a complete haunting aura throughout the record! A few songs will be lengthy tracks, including a 15-minute ride. Fitting interludes will lock in the actual tracks, and little jolts of madness will also rear their ugly heads from time to time. This is a musical adventure we've been waiting to take, and now's the time. Get out your woolen overcoats, the funeral is about to begin...."

In other recent news, Hells Headbangers also recently reissued Deceased's "Supernatural Addiction" on CD, with an LP version coming January 23rd. Featuring five bonus demo tracks and extensive liner notes from founding frontman King Fowley, "Supernatural Addiction" was originally released in 2000 on Relapse Records. The reissue is available for ordering here.

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Deceased Reissuing "Supernatural Addiction"

Today, Hells Headbangers reissues Deceased's classic "Supernatural Addiction" on CD, with an LP version coming January 23rd. Featuring five bonus demo tracks and extensive liner notes from founding frontman King Fowley, Deceased's haunting "Supernatural Addiction" was originally released in 2000 on Relapse Records. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Finding widespread acclaim upon its original release, Supernatural Addiction saw these underground legends expand upon the epic narratives of the preceding Fearless Undead Machines but put into punchier, more concise attacks without losing any of drumming vocalist King Fowley’s characteristically creepy storytelling. Less “death metal” and more deathly heavy metal, this Deceased album cemented their status as one of the most unique and recognizable metal bands since the turn of the ‘90s. Feed your Supernatural Addiction through Hells Headbangers here."

The reissue track listing is:

1. The Premonition
2. Dark Chilling Heartbeat
3. A Very Familiar Stranger
4. Frozen Screams
5. The Doll With the Hideous Spirit
6. The Hanging Soldier
7. Chambers of the Waiting Blind
8. Elly's Dementia
9. Dark Chilling Heartbeat (bonus demo track)
10. Frozen Screams (bonus demo track)
11. A Very Familiar Stranger (bonus demo track)
12. The Premonition (bonus demo track)
13. The Hanging Soldier (bonus demo track) More...

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Deceased Releases "Ghostly White" Details

King Fowley, mastermind of horror metal icons Deceased, released information about the band's next album via his Facebook page. Fowley states "Ghostly White" will be the title of the new album. He is writing the album this year, hopes to record it in the summer and put out the record in winter 2013. More...

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The Goregrowler's Ball 5, Day 2

Day one of The Goregrowler’s Ball came and went without any hitches. Day two promised even more gore-gurgling delights. This day started earlier than Friday’s 5:30 start time. Originally scheduled for a 1:30 start time, the promoter pushed the start time back to 2:30. Prog death artists, Vex took this early slot, which we unfortunately missed. Comatose Records was on full display, as it was throughout the weekend, with Atrocious Abnormality. Said band played a brutal slab of unmerciful, brutal death metal featuring label head, Steve Green.

Ibex Moon Records, owned by John McEntee of Incantation, also made its presence known on the second day. Cardiac Arrest produced grimy, churning death metal in the vein of Autopsy and Grave. The Chicago act switched between rotten-limb-stiffening slow jams and all-out-blast fests provided by new drummer Nick Gallichio. Adam Scott, Tom Knizner, Dave Holland joined low and mid-range scathing voices to narrate grisly tales from the group’s three recordings. Set highlights include the frantic pace of “Insanity’s Grip,” and the ominous, full-moon-blooming groove of “Affliction of the Beast.”

Fellow Ibex Moon label and former tour mates, Hod took the hell-raising chaos outside. Hod was in fine form, performing its perfected blend of death, thrash, black, speed and all-things-metal (“We’re Hod and we play fucking metal”) style. The Central Texas act showcased material from its sole album, “Serpent.” The said album has been out for two years, so one would expect new material. Locals familiar with Hod knew the band well, so their new songs came without surprise. However, those from out of town delighted in hearing new tracks such as “Den of Wolves.” Look for a new record in 2012. More...

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Axemaster Music To Be Used For Horror Flick

Ohio power metal band Axemaster announced that music from the band's 1987 classic "Blessing in the Skies," as well as video footage for the song "Slave to the Blade" from said album, is scheduled to be featured in the upcoming horror movie entitled "Metal Maniac."

Producer Susan Kapostasy commented on addition of Axemaster, "Metal Maniac is my tribute to all things horror and heavy metal, which is why I'm so excited to include Axemaster in the soundtrack."

"Metal Maniac" is currently in the filming stage with no official release date.

Other bands to be featured on the soundtrack include Manilla Road, Nasty Savage, Deceased, Oz, Hobbs' Angel of Death, Black Death, Borrowed Time, and more. More...

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Cephalic Carnage Added to Goregrowler's Ball

Goregrowler Entertainment has announced the addition of tech-death icons Cephalic Carnage to the 5th annual Goregrowler's Ball.

The steadfast Relapse Records artist joins Suffocation, Aborted, Hirax, Exhumed, Internal Bleeding, Goatwhore, Deceased and many other artists. The Goregrowler's Ball 5 takes place at Korova in San Antonio Texas on November 18th - 20th, 2011.

You can find more information on the Goregrowler's Ball by heading over to the Goregrowler Entertainment website at this location.

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Woods of Ypres Drops Off Goregrowler's Ball

Due to contract obligations with their record label, Woods of Ypres is forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The band will be writing and recording a new album instead and apologizes to their fans for this cancellation and promised to make it up.

Replacing Woods of Ypres on this Metalunderground.com-sponsored festival will be Dehumanized, who has not played a live show in nearly ten years.

Tickets for the fifth annual Goregrowler's Ball are on sale now. The event is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas on November 18-20, 2011.

The latest bands confirmed are as follows: More...

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Kam Lee to Perform Entire Massacre Album

Kam Lee will perform the entire Massacre "From Beyond" album at the "A Day of Death Festival" in Williamsville, NY on July 16th, 2011. Lee states on his Facebook page that his former band mates declined a full-fledged reunion. The "From Beyond" lineup consists of Kam Lee (vocals), Rick Rozz (guitar), Terry Butler (bass) and Bill Andrews (drums).

Deceased, Nokturnel, Insanity, and Druid Lord are among the acts scheduled to join Lee at the "Glorious Times"-sponsored event.

Forming in 1984, Massacre is one of Florida's earliest death metal acts. Its members have played in such acts as Death, Six Feet Under, and Obituary.

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Deceased Posts New Song Online

American thrash metal act Deceased has posted a song online taken from its forthcoming full length album. The new album, titled "Surreal Overdose," was recorded at Assembly Line studios with engineer Kevin Gutierrez was was produced by drummer/vocalist King Fowley. You can view the album's tracklisting below with the song "Kindred Assembly" being featured in the player provided.

1. Skin Crawling Progress
2. Kindred Assembly
3. The Traumatic
4. Cloned (Day of the Robot)
5. Vulture Shock
6. In the Laboratory Of Joyous Gloom
7. A Doom-Laden Aura
8. Dying In Analog

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Deceased Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Northern Virgina thrash metal act Deceased has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming full length album. The new album, titled "Surreal Overdose," was recorded at Assembly Line studios with engineer Kevin Gutierrez was was produced by drummer/vocalist King Fowley. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Skin Crawling Progress (7:00)
2. Kindred Assembly (4:30)
3. The Traumatic (5:30)
4. Cloned (Day of the Robot) (5:40)
5. Vulture Shock (4:55)
6. In the Laboratory Of Joyous Gloom (6:55)
7. A Doom-Laden Aura (1:20)
8. Dying In Analog (7:50)

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Announces New Shows

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder kick-off three-week’s worth of dates this week as the band tours to the southwest to meet up with Deceased for a west coast run. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

8/4 Dallas, TX Reno’s Chop Shop
8/5 Amarillo, TX The War Legion Underground
***All dates from 8/6 thru 15 w/ DECEASED***
8/6 Las Vegas, NV Cheyanne Saloon
8/7 Tucson, AZ The Rock
8/8 Mesa, AZ U.B.s
8/10 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
8/11 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
8/12 Hollywood, CA The Whiskey A Go-Go
8/13 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
8/14 Portland, OR Satyricon
8/15 Seattle, WA El Corazon
8/17 Eau Claire, WI The House of Rock
8/18 St. Cloud, MN The Rox Tavern
8/19 St. Paul, MN Station 4
8/20 Lansing, MI Mac’s
8/21 Detroit, MI Blondie’s
8/22 Cleveland, OH Pirate’s Cove
8/23 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe’s

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Announces New Tour Dates

Philadelphia, PA’s Rumpelstiltskin Grinder will join death metal act Deceased for a run of west coast dates in August. These dates will begin on August 6th in Las Vegas, NV and will mark the first time Deceased has played many of these cities in 25 years. Rumpelstiltskin Grinder is touring in support of their recent release, "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest." The new album is currently streaming online now in its entirety at this location.

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Deceased Announces US Tour and Festival Dates

Maryland metal band Deceased has announced the following tour dates:

03/20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Gil's Bar And Grill
04/16 - Allston, MA - O'Brien's Pub - with SUPERCHRIST
04/17 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool - with SUPERCHRIST
04/18 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie - with SUPERCHRIST
04/19 - Baltimore, MD - The Sidebar - with SUPERCHRIST
04/20 - Frederick, MD - Krugs Place - with SUPERCHRIST
04/21 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose - with SUPERCHRIST
04/22 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Concert Club - with SUPERCHRIST
04/23 - Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar - with SUPERCHRIST
04/24 - Chicago, IL - Red Line Tap - with SUPERCHRIST
05/28 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar - Maryland Deathfest
07/17 - Detroit, MI - Blondies - Michigan Deathfest
07/24 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club - Central Illinois Metalfest

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Deceased Part Ways With Guitarist

After 22 years of playing in the Virginia-based old-school thrash metal band DECEASED, guitarist Mark Adams has announced his departure from the group. "I have had a lifetime of great memories playing in DECEASED for so many years," Mark says in a statement. "It's really crazy thinking back to how long ago it actually was when King [Fowley, vocals] and I first started this band. A lot of blood, sweat and tears has been given since then and I am proud of what we have accomplished. We had a hell of a run.

"This has been the hardest decision I've ever had to make in my life, but I know it's the right one. Even though everyone is living far away from each other these days and is moving on with their lives, we still remain family and of course, best friends. I wish everyone in the band the very best."

Commented King: "Mark has made a big decision to step down from playing in the band. We are all sad to see him go, but we are all family first and foremost and we respect his decision and support him 100%. The band will be carrying on, with Shane Fuegel stepping in for the new LP 'Surreal Overdose' alongside Mike Smith in the studio. This will be the 'recording lineup' for the future. Shane has done a tremendous job and has become family so quick with us. We all feel this is a great fit to the band. As for live gigs, we will be working in a second guitarist to play alongside Shane in the future. More on this as we get it together!

"I loved all the years growing up and writing/creating music with Mark and love him dearly. Sadly, life doesn't stay at age 18 forever and we all get older and more things enter everyones life at some point. He's been a brilliant player and a big contribution to the band in every way and he will be missed. But he's always gonna be my brother and one of my very best friends, and we'll always be just a phone call away. He's also gonna stay on and help with the website, which is great (if I can get him to put some more classic stories together for the 'missing years'). So the Chainsaw will still be on the attack in the world of DECEASED.

Mark's last show with DECEASED will take place in New York City on August 25.

In other news, King writes on the band's web site, "I'm starting a new label for DECEASED releases. It's called Shrieks From The Hearse Records and all DECEASED releases will now come from this label including the new record (which will also be alongside our good friend Scooter's Malt Soda Records). This is the new home of DECEASED releases and we are stepping down from Thrash Corner Records who have been superb to us in every way possible. I just now have the means to do our own DECEASED label and that's always the easiest way to handle things. A re-release of 'Fearless Undead Machines' is coming soon, followed by our new record 'Surreal Overdose'. More info as it unfolds!"

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Deceased Part Ways With Longtime Guitarist

After 22 years of playing in DECEASED, guitarist Mark Adams is leaving the band. "I have had a lifetime of great memories playing in Deceased for so many years," he says. "It's really crazy thinking back to how long ago it actually was when King and I first started this band. A lot of blood, sweat and tears has been given since then and I am proud of what we have accomplished. We had a hell of a run. This has been the hardest decision I've ever had to make in my life, but I know it's the right one. Even though everyone is living far away from each other these days and is moving on with their lives, we still remain family and of course, best friends. I wish everyone in the band the very best."

Leader King Fowley comments: "Mark has made a big decision to step down from playing in the band. We are all sad to see him go, but we are all family first off, and foremost and we respect his decision and support him 100%. The band will be carrying on, with Shane Fuegel stepping in for the new LP' Surreal Overdose' along side Mike Smith in the studio. This will be the 'recording line up' for the future. Shane has done a tremendous job and has become family so quick with us, we all feel this is a great fit to the band. As for live gigs, we will be working in a second guitarist to play along side Shane in the future. More on this as we get it together!" More...

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Deceased Confirmed For Los Angeles Murderfest 3.0

Virginia-based old-school thrash metallers DECEASED have been confirmed bands for the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0, slated for March 24-25, 2007 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, March 24: OBITUARY, ATHEIST, REPULSION, DECEASED, LACK OF INTEREST, DEKAPITATOR, KYLESA, GENGHIS TRON

Sunday, March 25: BRUTAL TRUTH, PIG DESTROYER, ANAL CUNT, CRETIN, STRONG INTENTION, KILL THE CLIENT

The Los Angeles Murderfest will be celebrating its second consecutive year as well as its third year in existence with Version 3.0. Originally the brainchild of Church of the 8th Day founder Daniel Dismal, the Los Angeles Murderfest was born out of the idea that L.A. needed a fest that embraced the various styles of metal, hardcore and punk. Borrowing the initial formula from the highly successful New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the Murderfest has began to carve out its own niche within the festival circuit in an amazingly short amount of time. With an ultimate goal to incorporate the feel of a European style festival in an American setting, the Los Angeles Murderfest will once again prove to be the staging ground for rare and exclusive Los Angeles appearances and reunions from some of the best outfits in each genre. Cutting back from the three-day structure to a more concise two-day formation, Version 3.0 will feature 40-plus bands on two stages within a 48-hour period while playing host to some of the industries top vendors and record labels in what is being labeled as an underground flea market.

DECEASED will enter the studio in the fall to record its new album, "Surreal Overdose", for a tentative late 2007/early 2008 release. Also planned is a re-release of "Fearless Undead Machines" as a two-CD set.

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Deceased Delay New Album

Arlington, Virginia's DECEASED has issued the following update:

"Our new album, Surreal Overdose, has been pushed back until the end of the year. We won't get in to start recording it until Fall of 2007 at the earliest. We are taking our time with writing the songs which are coming along nicely. No word yet on when this new CD will be released.

We will be re-releasing Fearless Undead Machines as a 2 CD release in the near future. The album has been out of print for a while and we want to do something extra with this re-release. The first CD will have a re-mastered version of the album. The second CD will contain demo versions of songs, studio outtakes, and live versions of the songs. The accompanying booklet will tell the story of the making of the album, from rejected artwork to funny stories that happened while in the studio. The first 100 copies will include a zombie/Deceased logo metal pin and a patch to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of this album. More related merchandise will be available soon.

We will start playing shows again next Spring. We are currently working in our new live guitarist Shane Fuegel, who is coming along great. Once we are ready with him, we will be playing a lot of shows. Chicago, California, Florida, New York and a whole lot of other places that haven't been confirmed yet."

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Deceased Guitarist Steps Down From Touring

Virginia-based old-school thrash metallers DECEASED have posted the following message on their official web site:

"After 16 years with the band, Mike Smith [guitar] has made the decision to step down from playing shows with us. He will continue to be an active member of DECEASED in other areas, though, writing songs and recording. He is still committed to the band 100%. However, increased responsibilities with his job and raising a family have brought about this difficult decision.

"Mike's live replacement will be Shane Fuegel (BIONIC MAN, DRUGS OF FAITH), a longtime local friend of the band and a great guitarist. Really, we can't think of anyone better for the job than Shane. Mike's last live shows with DECEASED will be Saturday July 22nd in Parma, Ohio and Saturday July 29th at CBGB's in NYC.

"We will miss Mike's presence with us on stage, but realize that things change in life and ultimately, you have to do what's best for yourself. The weird travel on..." More...

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