From: Marlboro, MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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."
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...
SMNnews.com will be presenting this year's Thrashtoberfest 2005, set to take place at North Six in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, on November 4th. The line-up will feature RIGOR MORTIS, featuring members of MINISTRY and GWAR, Virginian thrashers DECEASED, as well as the first New York appearance by Canada's THINE EYES BLEED, featuring the younger brother of SLAYER frontman Tom Araya, Johnny Araya. SUN DESCENDS, DIMENTIANON and SUNLORD will also be playing the show. Tickets are $15 and doors are 6:30 PM.
Long-running metallers Deceased will enter Oblivion Studios in Upper Marlboro, MD on November 4 to begin recording their new album, "As the Weird Travel On", tentatively due in early 2005. The follow-up to 2001's "Behind the Mourners Veil" (Relapse) will be recorded over a one-month period and will feature eight tracks.
"As the Weird Travel On" projected track listing:
01. The Funeral Parlor's Secret
02. Craving Illness
03. Missing A Pulse
04. A Witness To Suspiria
05. Unwanted Memories (It Always Ends In Tears)
06. The Kept
07. A Visit From Dread
A demo recording of "The Funeral Parlor's Secret" can currently be downloaded from this location. Check out photos of the band's current lineup: Photo#1, Photo#2.