Dead Earth Politics
From: Austin, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Day three of Texas Independence was the day I looked forward to the most. The headliners included Corrosion of Conformity-Blind, Death Angel and Cavalera Conspiracy.
This day was by far the most stacked for talent. Bands as well known as Allegaeon played early in the day. I didn’t make it to the club until 2:30. The Agonist was the first band I caught. I wasn’t able to see the band with Alissa White-Gluz before she left for Arch Enemy, so it’s difficult to compare her to her replacement Vicky Psarakis. Psarakis’s vocals seemed fine, but she appeared to have lost the monitor. Her band mates were in fine form, though.
Dirty Dog Bar hosted the night’s show. The bar will host metal showcases through most of the duration of South By Southwest. The Dirty Dog is located on Sixth Street, a place of reputed drunken revelry due to so many bars lining its streets. Alcohol consumption was in full force tonight being Saint Patrick’s day. Hordes of green clad patrons wearing beads walked from bar to bar, sometimes with the assistance of others, seeking hops and other beverages. The drunkenness wasn’t too obnoxious, but when you introduce this much alcohol fights are bound to occur. One happened right on the sidewalk next to the venue. The initial crowd inside the bar was somewhat docile.
Before focusing on the bands at the Dirty Dog, I want to revisit some of my activities from days prior. SXSW is not just devoted to music. There is a film, education and interactive portion. On Sunday, two days after the start of film portion, I got my picture taken on the throne from Game of Thrones. It took us about an hour to get through the line to have a few seconds to take a picture. I thought the throne looked more realistic on TV only because we’re just seeing the top portion on screen. Once it was done I received a “mix tape” that was nothing more than cheap ear buds. We left the “SXSWestoros” exhibit on 5th Street and made our way to Congress to visit Robert Rodriguez’s museum. He had artwork by fantasy painter Frank Frazetta on display. The detail was much sharper in his paintings than his posters and book cover art. It was interesting to see the paintings that inspired the look of Conan The Barbarian. More...
Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...
Austin, Texas metal outfit Death Earth Politics is nearing completion on the upcoming "Men Become Gods" EP, which is due to drop March 14th, 2015.
The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year's "The Queen of Steel." The track listing is as follows:
1. Casting Stones
2. Men Become Gods
3. Ice & Fire
4. Crimson Dichotomy More...
Austin, Texas metallers Dead Earth Politics are nearing completion on their upcoming "Men Become Gods" EP. The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year's "The Queen of Steel," and is scheduled for release on March 14th. For a taste of "Men Become Gods," the band has posted an unmastered version of "Casting Stones" at this location.
In other news, Dead Earth Politics has been added to the 2015 Texas Independence Fest, taking place April 10th-12th. The band will join Between The Buried And Me, Whitechapel, Sheer Terror, Hammer Fight and many more at the Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin, Texas. For details, visit the festival's website.
DEAD EARTH POLITICS live dates:
2/25 - Austin, Texas @ Dirty Dog Bar w/ ANVIL
3/06 - San Antonio, Texas @ Papa Woody's
03/14 - CD Release Party & Metal Monsters of Texas - Austin, Texas @ Dirty Dog Bar
04/10 - 12 - Texas Independence Fest - Austin, Texas @ Empire Control Room & Garage
Dead Earth Politics has posted an unmastered version of "Casting Stones," a brand new song set to appear on the band's forthcoming EP, "Men Become Gods."
The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year's acclaimed "The Queen of Steel," and is scheduled for a March 2015 release. Check out "Casting Stones" now below in the player.
Death To All has been a functional unit for a couple of years. The band or cover band, if you will, toured in 2012 and 2013 with the “Human” era lineup. The band’s stop in Austin, thanks to Come And Take It Productions, included members from the progressive era of the band. This lineup included Steve DiGiorgio (“Human,” “Individual Thought Patterns”) bass and Bobby Koelbe (“Symbolic”) guitar. Gene Hoglan (“Individual Thought Patterns,” “Symbolic”) replaced Sein Reifert on drums and Max Phelps of Cynic once again played the role of Chuck Schuldiner on guitar and vocals. More...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.