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Dead Earth Politics

Formed: 2005
From: Austin, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Dead Earth Politics News

Below is our complete Dead Earth Politics 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.

Dead Earth Politics Posts Video

Austin-based metallers Dead Earth Politics have released the official music video for "Redneck Dragonslayer," the lead single off their newest EP, "The Queen of Steel." The Tyler Russell directed video is now playing below.

"The Queen of Steel," which was released as a digital-only EP earlier this year, is now available on CD. The first 300 copies of the disc will be made available as a limited-edition, dual-cover EP that features artwork from the digital version along with a brand new, exclusive design (pictured below). The disc was made available a couple of weekends ago at the Housecore Horror Film Festival.

Dead Earth Politics is currently hard at work on the second of a three EP series that started with "The Queen of Steel." The as-of-yet-untitled EP is set for a 2015 release.

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces Day Schedule

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, has just released individual day tickets! On a tight schedule? Dying to see that one special band? Mean old boss won't let you have the whole weekend off? Never fear, HHFF is here for you! It’s all going down at Emo’s in Austin, TX, right before Halloween, between the unhallowed dates of October 23-26, 2014; tickets for each show are now available, as well as the Combo and Music badges. More...

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Housecore Horror Announces Special TCM Luncheon

Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!

On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...

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Satyricon Drops Off Housecore Horror Film Festival

We regret to inform everyone that Norwegian black metal legends Satryicon will no longer be able to perform at this year's Housecore™ Horror Film Festival. The band explained via its official Facebook page:

"Dear U.S fans. We regret to inform that Satyricon will not perform at Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA and Horror Fest in Austin, TX in October 2014. The reasons for not being able to perform at these two festivals are both pragmatic ones and entirely different from each other.

"Satyricon will now shift its attention towards the writing of a new album, re-editing the footage from the 'Live at the Opera' live album/DVD and another project that will be announced at a later stage. It is important for the band that the U.S fans understand that you are far from forgotten and that the band look forward to come over for a full scale U.S tour as soon as it is possible. You deserve it." More...

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Superjoint Ritual Added To Housecore Horror Fest

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, has already released several huge jaw-dropping bands and film events for this year’s lineup.

The event features the Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of the surviving cast members of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, including “Leatherface” himself, Gunnar Hansen; a TXCM 2 reunion with the cast including Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley; and a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance by the legendary Glenn Danzig of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain.

Now, they’ve returned for their biggest announcement yet, the return of Philip Anselmo’s legendary band, Superjoint. More...

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Samhain Added to Housecore Horror Film Festival

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, already released a slew of jaw-dropping additions to this year's lineup, and have now returned with an even bigger announcement.

They are very proud to welcome on board the legendary Glenn Danzig, who will treat fans to a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain! More...

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Dead Earth Politics Posts New Video

Austin, Texas-based metallers Dead Earth Politics and New Noise Magazine have joined forces for the exclusive premiere of the music video for "Madness of the Wanderer." The video features onstage and behind-the-scenes footage from Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Fest, which took place in October of last year. "Madness of the Wanderer" comes off the band's new EP, "The Queen of Steel." Check out the video at this location and below.

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Dead Earth Politics Reveals EP Details

Starting on Saturday, March 8th, Dead Earth Politics will kick off "The Queen of Steel" release week celebration, that will run throughout this year's SXSW Music Festival. In showcases and on the streets, the band will be out in full force during the city-wide fest in support of the EP.

"The Queen of Steel" will be released as a digital-only, name-your-price download, complete with lyrics and liner notes. For more information, head over to Dead Earth Politics' website.

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Dead Earth Politics Playing At Scaccia Tribute

Austin, Texas heavies Dead Earth Politics have been added to the upcoming Rock The Heart Benefit Concert for the Mike Scaccia "Rock Heart" Foundation.

Set for Saturday, May 24th at Emo's in Austin, Texas, the show will also feature performances by Down, Warbeast and The Scaccianators - a Mike Scaccia tribute band consisting of former Rigor Mortis members Casey Orr, Harden Harrison, Bruce Corbitt & Doyle Bright w/ special guests Mike Taylor (Rabid Flesh Eaters), Philip Anselmo, Scott Shelby (Warbeast), Rick Perry (Gammacide) and more.

Show details and information about the Mike Scaccia Heart Rock Foundation can be found here. In other news, Dead Earth Politics has been invited to the official SXSW 2014 lineup. Confirmed dates and times for Dead Earth Politics' official and unofficial SXSW performances and additional show are posted below. More...

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Dead Earth Politics Streams New Single

Austin, Texas heavies Dead Earth Politics have released the first track from their forthcoming EP unto the masses. The band's first recorded output since 2010's "The Weight of Poseidon, "Redneck Dragonslayer" is the new track that may be streamed below.

In other news, Dead Earth Politics has been invited to the official SXSW 2014 lineup. Date and times for their official and unofficial SXSW performances will be announced soon. For updates, stay tuned to Dead Earth Politics' website.


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Dead Earth Politics Launches Interview Series

Austin, Texas heavies Dead Earth Politics have posted the first installment of Metal On Metal!, a new addition to the band's website where DEP meet with members of other bands for a series of video interviews. The inaugural post sees DEP vocalist Ven chatting with Kyle "Gumby" Gunther of Battlecross fame. Check it out at the following link and below.

Dead Earth Politics recently entered Droplink Studios with engineer Josh Woodhouse to record the follow-up to 2010's acclaimed "The Weight of Poseidon." The results of their work will be released in the form of an EP later this year.


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Housecore Sucessfully Blends Horror and Metal

Housecore Horror Film and Heavy metal festival masterminds, Corey Mitchell and Philip H. Anselmo brought Austin, Texas a rare entertainment opportunity, packaged in human flesh, marred by celluloid cigarette burns--a four-day, multi-stage, multi-tent, multi-everything horror-movie festival. Industry people arrived from all around the world to help support this lofty endeavor.

The gorier the better as many of the major stars of the film portion of the festival had participated in legendary blood spillers such as the "Nekromantik" film series (Director Jörg Buttgereit ), "Coffin Joe" (Director José Mojica Marins ) and "Friday the 13th." Ari Lehman made film history when Jason Voorhees finally sprung to life after the murder of his mother. Lehman attended the festival not only as a film celebrity, but as a musician. Nefarious of Macabre joined Lehman on stage in his First Jason band to perform campy horror metal songs about that guy in the hockey mask. More...

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Dead Earth Politics Launches Indiegogo Page

Austin, TX's Dead Earth Politics will be heading into the studio on September 21st to record the follow-up full-length album to 2010's acclaimed "The Weight of Poseidon" EP. The band is currently in pre-production mode. Josh Woodhouse of Droplink Productions (engineer on "The Weight of Poseidon") has been enlisted as producer for the EP. In anticipation of the release Dead Earth Politics has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to assist in the financing marketing and advertising of the album, new merchandise, and related activities. Check out that indiegogo page at this location.

In other news, Dead Earth Politics has unleashed a brand new website and was handpicked to perform at the first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival (October 25-27th) in Austin with Down, Gwar, Hate Eternal, Crowbar, Goblin, Pig Destroyer, Warbeast and several others. The band will perform on October 27th. For details on the event, visit this site. The year began with a bang when the band accepted the award for the Austin Chronicle's Best Metal Band of 2012 at last weekend's SXSW Festival.


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Dead Earth Politics Receives Award At SXSW

Austin metallers Dead Earth Politics recently accepted the award for the Austin Chronicle's Best Metal Band of 2012 at last weekend's SXSW Festival. Though gracious in their acceptance of the prestigious award, Dead Earth Politics were nonetheless proud at having received the award over nationally renowned heavy hitters like The Sword. A video of the acceptance can be viewed below.

Dead Earth Politics burst onto the scene with the release of 2006 EP "Mark The Resistance," followed by the much heralded "The Weight of Poseidon" full-length album in 2010. The video for "Artistic License" from "The Weight of Poseidon" is now playing here.


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Dead Earth Politics Announces Lineup Changes

Austin, Texas-based metal band Dead Earth Politics has made the following announcement regarding a major lineup shift:

"It is with heavy hearts that Dead Earth Politics announces the departure of our colleague, fellow artist and brother, Ernie Clark. Citing separate personal endeavors, Clark must make his leave. The split is completely amicable and the remaining members of D.E.P. wish him nothing but the best and intend to keep plowing through the masses. We invite any able bodied man, woman and child to our upcoming show on June 16 at the Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, Texas. This is to be Ernie’s farewell show and likely your last chance to caress his righteous skullet!

"Additionally, Dead Earth Politics wishes to very proudly announce not one, but two new guitarists into our devious fold: Craig Rundels and Tim Driscoll! Rundels has been sharpening the axe for twenty-eight years, having had private instruction under Paul Gilbert (Racer X, Mr. Big) and collaborated with George Lynch (Lynch Mob) and Bob Kulick (W.A.S.P., Meatloaf). Driscoll is a graduate from the Berklee College of Music and has been wielding his blade for seventeen years. He immigrated to Austin from Boston, Massachusetts where he was ingrained in the metal scene there – notably with the bands Forgo Famine and Pulse.

"This new lineup infuses Dead Earth Politics with a completely new outlook on its musical direction, and with this new arsenal we are poised to deliver a new payload to the Austin metal scene and beyond.

"We wish our brother-in-arms, Ernie, the very best, but our eyes remain on the prize and our crosshairs hold steady. 2012 is a year of changes for Dead Earth Politics and we aim to wield those changes to our greatest advantage."

To learn more about Dead Earth Politics, visit the band's official website here. They are currently working on the followup to their 2010 full-length debut "The Weight Of Poseidon."

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