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Below is our complete Avulsed 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.
Just one month after the departure of ex-drummer Riky, AVULSED has announced a new drummer. After auditioning three drummers, the decision was made to recruit Osckar (Oscar Bravo).
According to the band, Osckar is one of the best drummers on the Spanish Metal scene, also playing in legendary heavy metal band SOBREDOSIS, NIGHTFEAR, and is recently departed from melodic death metal band ATMOSPHERE GREY. Osckar is also endorsed by various prestigioius brands like MAPEX drums, ZILDJIAN cymbals, EVANS drumheads, ZILDJIAN sticks and AXIS pedals.
You can see a short video taken during the band's first official rehearsal with Osckar below:
Spanish act Avulsed has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer:
"We're sorry to communicate you that since last 20th of March, Ricardo Mena (Riky) is no longer the band's drummer. Due to differences on how to deal with different internal issues within the band, we've decided, after a reunion, that the best thing for both parts is not to continue together. No hard feelings, beyond the sadness that all this means for us all.
"Due to this, we must announce the cancellation of the performance on the two upcoming festivals in April where Avulsed was going to participate: Thrashway Fest (Oviedo) and Barroselas SWR Fest (Portugal). However, there's a possibility that the last show with the current line-up with Riky might happen at Hellfest in France.
"We just want to thank Riky for his eight years of total devotion and profesionalism as a musician and his friendship, that we'll keep, of course. And to wish him the best both on personal and professional on musical matters."
The ninth annual edition of the Maryland Deathfest has grown into a four day affair, spanning Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Despite a last minute scare with Sonar possibly closing down, the even took place at Sonar, with the outdoor stages at either end of a closed off Saratoga Street.
This year, Metalunderground.com writer Emily Hingle (aka Buick McKane) was on hand for the entire festival (you can read her reports from day 1 and day 2) and Doug Gibson (aka deathbringer) was present on Saturday.
After an adventurous drive around the venue a few times trying to figure out how to reach the parking lot with Saratoga Street closed off, I finally arrived in time to see Creative Waste’s set. Sonar is a dark venue at any time, but entering from the afternoon sunlight, it seemed pitch black and took a few minutes to adjust.
Creative Waste took the stage and their sound was painfully loud. And they’re only a three-piece band, with a vocalist, guitarist and drummer - no bassist. The Saudi band described themselves as grindcore, but sounded more like a very hardcore influenced brand of metal. The music wasn’t my thing and the excessive volume that was not pleasant even with ear plugs sealed the deal for me.
Mammoth Grinder took the stage next, and I didn’t recognize them at first. The first few songs sounded a bit thin and reminded me of Prong, who while I enjoy, always had a weaker sound as a 3-piece. A few songs into their set, things got heavier and thrashier, evoking thoughts of Slayer. Then I recognized them as the band I saw at SXSW earlier this year. The remainder of their set was fast and heavy and made Mammoth Grinder the best band I witnessed on the inside stage that day. More...
The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."
As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.
The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."
As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.
Here's the updated flier: More...
The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.
Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:
Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...
Spanish death metal act Avulsed has issued the following update about the band's plans for its 20th anniversary:
"2011 is the year! The year of the 20th anniversary of Avulsed, the most constant & veteran death metal band from Spain, formed back in August 1991, being the most active live band not only within Spain, but also around the world (4 Euro-tours, Russia, USA, Japan, Mexico, South & Central America...), always carrying the flag of the most genuine death metal. Having spawned 5 full length albums, 3 demos, 2 EP's and other releases making a total of 10 CD's & a DVD, the band feels stronger than ever and of course ready to prepare something special to commemorate these 20 years surviving trends & fashions and never wimping out!
"During the 1st half of 2011, a total of 18 songs taken from all their albums, will be re-recorded for a CD entitled 'Fleshcube.' Instead of just doing a compilation with the original recordings (that would be too easy & cheap), the band decided to re-record all these songs with the current line-up, the current guitar sound (way heavier than before), their current drummer (who has empowered the playing of the songs) and in general, the usual modifications that each song suffers after being played for years and years. In resume, it'll be an album with only the best songs of the band. No fillers, just classics! A special limited edition will be released, most probably a box containing a double CD, exclusive shirt, stickers, photos and other goodies, limited to the first ones to come, but it's still undecided how it'll be. We'll keep you informed!
"Needless to say that Avulsed will be presenting 'Fleshcube' after its release, planned sometime after summer, playing all these killer songs, while still working on the composition of new tunes for their 6th full length album tentatively to be recorded in 2012 with the working title of 'Ritual Zombi,' a title written in Spanish, but perfectly understandable in English too, which not only in tribute to Death, of course, but also will serve to introduce the zombie element into Avulsed's lyrics to make them not just brutal, gore & macabre, but fucking horrifying as well.
"Also, 2011 means the first agreement ever made between Avulsed and a management. Stigia Promotions & Management will handled, from now on, all negotiations regarding shows & tours for the band, so if anyone is interested in booking Avulsed on their city or festival, please, get in touch directly with: firstname.lastname@example.org More...
Disbelief has been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Way of Darkness festival, which is set to take place from October 6th - October 8th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other confirmed bands are as follows:
Hail of Bullets
Milking The Goatmachine
The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.
Thursday, May 26th:
LACK OF INTEREST
Friday, May 27th:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Saturday, May 28th:
HAIL OF BULLETS
Sunday, May 29th:
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
BAD ACID TRIP
Metalhit.com recently released the second compilation in their download series: a death metal comp. You can download it for free from Amazon.com.
Here is the free compilation's tracklisting:
1. Putridity "Blindfold Surgery Abominable" (2:51)
2. Asphyx "Death, the Brutal Way" (3:52)
3. Avulsed "Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-Mutilation)" (3:43)
4. Demigod "Deadsoul" (3:45)
5. Demilich "Inherited Rowel Levitation (Reduced without any effort)" (3:22)
6. Obscure "Messenger of Chaos, I Infinitum" (5:57)
7. Insult "Slaves of Holy Righteousness" (2:22)
8. Master "Judgment of Will" (2:53)
9. Natron "Roadkill" (3:48)
10. Nominon "Kevorkian Exit" (4:46)
11. Pathology "Defiled Autopsy Remnants" (3:36)
12. Sinister "Spiritual Immolation" (4:03)
Metalhit.com released a free thrash compilation back in September that is still available for download.
Oakland, California's alternative dark metallers Neurosis have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The ninth edition of the festival is set to take place May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland.
Currently announced line-up:
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
Spanish metal band AVULSED has announced the following European tour dates:
12.09 - Sevilla, Spain - Sala Q - w/ DYING and KILLEM
25.09 - Niederkruchten [GER] - Pitch Black - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
26.09 - Grosserlach [GER] - VFRR - w/ EMETH, GRIMNESS 69, and IMMORTAL RITES
27.09 - Rotterdam [HOL] - Baroeg – w/ EMETH, GRIMNESS 69, VERMIN, and THE VILE CREATION
28.09 - Antwerpen [BEL] - De Rots - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
29.09 - Berlin [GER] - K17 - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
30.09 - Wien [AUT] - Escape Metalcorner - w/ EMETH, GRIMNESS 69, ANTHAGORA, and SQUIRTOPHOBIC
01.10 - Osijek [CRO] - Mini Teatar - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
02.10 - Nitra [SVK] - Anaal Fest (Naozzay Club) - w/ EMETH, GRIMNESS 69, FLAG, and SUBURBAN TERRORIST
03.10 - Ljubljana [SVN] - Channel Zero - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
24.10 - Tenerife, Spain - Tenerife Metal Fest (Cine Teatro de los Realejos) - w/ LEO, HYBRIS, and MERIDIAN ZERO
07.11 - Las Palmas de Gran canaria, Spain - Sala Paraninfo - w/ APOSTLES OF PERVERSION
14.11 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live! - w/ SECOND SILENCE and 13 BLEED PROMISES
04.12 - Alicante, Spain - Stereo Alicante - w/ MUERTE POR MIL CORTES
05.12 - Murcia, Spain - Stereo Murcia - w/ EXQUISITE PUS
11.12 - Zaragoza, Spain - Pub Ultimatum (antes Utopia) - w/ ATARAXY
12.12 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto - w/ VIDRES A LA SANG and KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR
Spanish death metal band Avulsed has issued the following update about their new album and a tour with Necronomicon:
"2009 is the year designated for the release of AVULSED's fifth full length album "Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-mutilation)" (10th CD on their career!!). After their highly acclaimed previous album "Gorespattered Suicide" that leaded them to play in places like Mexico (full 11-dates tour), Japan, Russia, countless spare shows & festivals all across Europe as well as a headlining tour through Europe in '05. Spanish Death Metal legends are ready for their 4th European assault, again as headliners and again counting with their Italian comrades GRIMNESS 69 to share the roads!!
"But it is with great pride that we can announce the adding of a 3rd band to the bill , which are no others than german mightly legendary Thrashers NECRONOMICON, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary with this tour and their recent 6th album "Revenge of the Beast". Formed back in '83 alongside with bands like KREATOR, DESTRUCTION & SODOM, this tour will finally see the myth on the road across Europe.
"DEATHRASHMAGEDDON 2009" will be hell of a tour gathering two of the most respected bands in their genre with a solid fanbase: AVULSED (18 years of history) with their gore-drenched brand of Death Metal and one of the most violent live performances seen on stage, NECRONOMICON (25 years and counting!) with their true Thrash Metal from the depths of the german old school and the uprising italian force GRIMNESS 69 with their raging Death/Grind.
"As of today, our tour-agency is booking shows between 29th of May until 13th of June. A total of 16 shows in 16 days. No route has been decided yet, so if you're interested in organizing a show in your city, please, get in touch with us either through MySpace or directly at email@example.com"
The 2009 Kanya Festival in Spain will occur on February 7th in Sant Climent. The acts confirmed for the festival so far have been:
Necronomicon, Avulsed, Foscor, Setge, Lux Divina, Death Over Threat, Unbounded Sadism, and Trobar De Mort.
"Spain Kills" is a massive 10-CD collection of metal music from Spain currently in the works. The creators have been collecting and coordinating song with bands for nearly six months up until the September 1 deadline, at which point audio editing and design was started.The 10CD set of "Spain Kills" is expected to be complete in October at which point it will sent for manufacturing and ready for sale on November 1, 2008
Each volume will be limited to 1,000 copies, of which half will be divided between the bands. Each CD will be sold separately, at an affordable price of 6 euros. Xtreem Music will be packaging a limited edition of some 200 boxes of whom will have two modes:
1. "Friki-box": 10 CDs in a special box (49.95 €)
2. "Super-freak-Box": 10 CDs in a special box Jersey Pegata Chapa (55.95 €)
Here is the complete 10-CD set tracklisting for "Spain Kills": More...
Spanish metallers, AVULSED, have issused the following update:
"After having participated in the killer 2nd Death Fast Open Air in Germany and headlined the 8th Metal Mania Open Air in Slovenia together with Exodus & Impaled Nazarene, AVULSED is ready for one more festival (as headliners as well) to close the summer festivals. This one is the 6th FilthRock Festival in Germany on 20th of September."
"The band has just finished the recording of a brand new track entitled 'Breaking Hymens' that will be included in the upcoming 10-CD mega-compilation box-set devoted exclusively to Spanish extreme Metal bands. This compilation will include over 150 bands and will be released in November '08 through Xtreem Music. This new track is an exclusive recording for this compilation although it'll be re-recorded for their upcoming 5th album. You can actually hear a rough pre-mixed and unmastered version at the band's official MySpace." More...
Longtime Spanish death metallers AVULSED have issued the following update:
"Yesterday night, our drummer Ricky suffered a loss of conscious and once in the hospital he remained in the Intensive Care Unit. It seems like he suffered a small brain stroke or something like that. this is, one of the veins was broken and some blood was spilled, so he need some surgery to take that blood out.
"At this point we don't know much about it, since he liked 200 km away, and this is the information provided to us by his girlfriend, but what it's sure is that we'll have to cancel the Avulsed performance at the Delirium Festival that's taking place near Paris, France) next Saturday, April 19th of. Also, right now we're not sure if we'll be able to perform at the Underground Metal Fest in Lyon (France) next Saturday, April 26th of as well. We still have to see how Ricky develops from this and then we'll see, although this really doesn't depend on us.
"We're very sorry for not being able to perform at the Delirium Festival on which Avulsed was the headliner sharing the bill with quite some cool bands like HACRIDE, NO RETURN, DEGRADEAD, EMBRYONIC CELLS, HYSTHERESY, E-VICE. We hope our fans and the organizers will understand us in this critical situation and we really hope to play at next year's edition of the festival."
COCK AND BALL TORTURE has been confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Death Feast Open Air festival, set to take place June 12-14, 2008 in Hünxe, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
COCK AND BALL TORTURE (GER)
DECREPIT BIRTH (USA)
HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL (POR)
JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE (GER)
MALEVOLENT CREATION (USA)
SINNERS BLEED (GER)
SUFFOCATE BASTARD (GER)
WORLD DOWNFALL (GER)
For more information, visit www.deathfeast.de.
Finnish metallers KALMAH have announced the following dates with AVULSED and DEMIGOD:
Dec. 06 - Nightlife Rock - Helsinki, FIN
Dec. 07 - Hellä - Tampere, FIN
Dec. 08 - Dante's Corner - Turku, FIN
KALMAH entered the studio on October 13 to begin recording its fifth full-length album. An early 2008 release is expected.
KALMAH's latest CD, "The Black Waltz", entered the Finnish national album chart in March 2006 at position No. 38. The follow-up to 2003's "Swampsong" marked the group's recording debut with keyboardist Marco Sneck (POISONBLACK).
Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES, freshly signed on Season of Mist, will headline the third edition of the INFERNAL DAMNATION festival that will take place on Saturday, April 29th, at the Purple Turtle in Camden, UK. Other bands will be Avulsed, Desolation, Vesperian Sorrow, Demonizer, The Worms of Sabnock, Iconoclasm, Ethereal, and Decapity.
Ancient Rites recently finished recording their new album "Rubicon." The album was recorded and is being mixed at the Spacelab Studio in Germany, under auspices of veteran ANCIENT RITES producers Oliver Phillips and Christian Moos and will be released some time in the first half of 2006.
Death metal band Avulsed have sent the following message recapping this past year, dicussing their upcoming MCD in 2006 and their new MySpace page:
"The end of 2005 is near!! A great year for AVULSED where we have played around 35 shows in 14 different countries, including Japan and the whole Europe!! Our "Gorespattered Suicide" album has has got an overwhelming response both from fans and medias, making this probably the best album to date by the band but... our best is yet to come!! AVULSED is a band that still hasn't reached its peak, so we're still able to offer many great moments for the Death Metal community."
"One of these moments will be our upcoming CD "Reanimations" which is not a full length album, but more like a mini CD with 8 bonus tracks!! The AVULSED side will have two brand new tracks: "River Runs Red" and "Foetal Consolation" plus a remake of one song fron the viery first demo '92 entitled "Unconscious Pleasure". AVULSED will also include three cover songs: EXODUS "Piranha", WASP "I Wanna Be Somebody" and GOREFEST "Mental Misery". These three songs are in representation of the main styles that have always influenced the AVULSED sound: Death, Thrash and Heavy Metal. In addition to these 6 songs, there will be 8 AVULSED songs but... played by different bands!! Five spanish bands: TERRORISTARS, KAOTHIC, WITCHES' SABBATH, BYLETH and ABYFSS plus three bands from abroad: IN ELEMENT (Argentina), CARNAVAGE (Algeria) and TWISTED FATE (Australia). This will undoubtely be a very special and original CD whose artwork will be made again by Phlegeton. The AVULSED recordings were supposed to be done during the 2nd half of December, but a suddenn problem happened to the studio and this means the recording will be delayed until at least late January or February. The release of this CD will be done by Electric Chair Music (Spain) and Xtreem Music (rest of the world). We'll keep you updated about the final release date."
"We'd also like to announce you the addition of AVULSED to the successful pehomenon called MySpace.com where many bands and people are creating a mega-comunity. Our page MySpace.com/AvulsedZone will serve as some kind of area where our friends and fans can get in touch, leave messagges, check out our upcoming shows, listen to our music, see photos... So please, check it out and if you have a band, don't hesitate to add us to your friends list!!"
"So that's pretty much all for this time. We wish you all a successful 2006 and regarding AVULSED, we already have a bunch of shows ready for the first months and many more will be coming, including a full Mexican tour (7-8 Dates) in August!!"
AVULSED "Gorespattered Tour 2006":
06.01.06 Tarragona @ Sala Zero w/ REINCARNATION + CAUSTIC
07.01.06 Barcelona @ Sala Mephisto w/ REINCARNATION + REDIMONI
27.01.06 Córdoba @ Sala Metropolis w/ ABSENTA
28.01.06 Sevilla @ Sala Fun Club w/ NETER
25.02.06 Oviedo @ Bar Mr. Zimmerman w/ POSESION + SOUND OF SILENCE
22.04.06 Bidache (France) @ Bidache Auditorium w/ DSK + KILLERS + BONESHAKER
27.04.06 Switzerland @ T.B.A. w/ DESTINITY
29.04.06 Millery/Lyon (France) @ Underground Metal Festival w/ DEW-SCENTED + BENIGHTED + DESTINITY + WINDS OF TORMENT + DEFORMED + THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC + AABSINTHE