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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.

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GWAR-B-Q Adds More Bands

Topping off what is already an insanely diverse and incendiary lineup for the weekend of GWAR B-Q 2015 in Richmond, VA, today GWAR announces even more bands that will ram heavy metal and punk rock so far up your ass you'll shit molten lead the rest of your life!

Bat, the side project of Ryan Waste from Municipal Waste, and hardcore legend Felix Griffin of DRI, will be performing at the GWAR B-Q on Saturday August 15th as part of a small string of ultra rare live appearances the band is making in late summer.

Also adding to the powerhouse metal onslaught at Hadad's Lake this year are horror inspired death metal peddlers Troglodyte, Kentucky based Stonecutters, and Richmond's own Gritter. The full lineup is as follows:

GWAR (Your Lords and Masters)
The Descendants (California Punk Rock Giants)
Clutch (Crushing Grooves and Pure Rock and Roll Fury)
Down (Phil Anselmo. PERIOD.)
Goatwhore (Blackened Death Metal from NOLA)
Cro-Mags (NYHC Legends)
mc chris (A rapper playing the GWAR B-Q?)
Ghoul (Blood Splattering Thrash)
The Dickies (The Clown Princes of Punk)
Cancer Bats (Canada's Sweethearts)
American Sharks (Who are heading to RVA from their recent beach feeding frenzy)
Valkyrie (Featuring Pete Adams of Baroness)
Mutoid Man (A super group featuring Steve Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge)
Dead Earth Politics (This band beat The Sword 3 times running as Austin's Best Metal Band)
Ringworm (Which is something JiZMak thought he caught from Big Foot)
Child Bite (Which is also something that happened to JiZMak visiting Housecore Records)
Gritter (Rhymes with Shitter)
RPG (Richmond Hard Rock Legends)
Bat (Yet another super group)
Stonecutters (Kentucky Fried Metal)
Troglodyte (Innovators of Neandercore) More...

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All About The Rock Releases Free Compilation

All About The Rock has compiled an awesome free download featuring Psychostick, Mutank, Arrival of Autumn, Witch of The Waste, and more.

Grab your copy of "Destroying The Moshpit" at this location or stream all the songs below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Bro Jovi - The Heist 01:58
2. Arkiva - Final Solace 03:54
3. Nothgard - Age of Pandora 04:58
4. Arrival of Autumn - Shadows 04:10
5. Black Tower - Death March 04:15
6. Cyrence - The Hospital 06:47
7. OMV - As Heavy as the Sky 03:32
8. Halo Creation - Through the Looking Glass 05:10
9. Mutank - Corporate Child 02:35
10. Pravitas - Queen Nothing 04:00
11. Premortal Breath - Fuck My Brain 05:40
12. Psychostick - So Heavy 04:48
13. Witch of the Waste - I Bet You're Wondering What I'm Doing With This Here Gas Can 03:52
14. Vintage Warlords - The Invisible Foe 06:40
15. Dead Earth Politics - Men Become Gods 05:15
16. My Wooden Pillow - The Line 04:10
17. Cave of Swimmers - The Prince of the Power of the Air 06:36
18. Moodhoover - Drop Jesus 06:32
19. The Kahless Clone - Everything You See is Gone 05:54 More...

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Texas Independence Fest Day 3: Cavalera Conspiracy

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.

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SXSW 2015 Day One: St. Patrick’s Day

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...

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

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...

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Dead Earth Politics Reveals New EP Details

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...

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Dead Earth Politics Issues EP Update

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

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Dead Earth Politics Streaming New Track

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.

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Death To All Conquers Austin

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...

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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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