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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Behexen and Woe have been added to the already extensive lineup for the Dutch Incubate festival, which takes place this coming September. Full details and tickets can be found at this location.
Other bands playing Incubate include Immortal, Mayhem, Gehenna, Khold, Tulus, Chaos Invocation, Dragged Into Sunlight, Brutal Truth, Worship, and many more. The currently announced lineup is:
Friday September 20th
Dragged into Sunlight
Terzij de Horde
Downfall of Gaia
Age Of Woe More...
The blazed henchmen of grindcore, Brutal Truth, will storm through the Northeast U.S. with two shows next week, and have confirmed the crashing of a round of European metalfests.
Next Saturday, March 16th, Brutal Truth will raid Brooklyn to pummel the Saint Vitus bar with support from Total Fucking Destruction [double Hoak duty!], Psychic Limb, and Hivesmasher, on the way to the Philthadelphia Infest in Philly the next night with Master, Malignancy, Embalmer, Phobia, Cannabis Corpse, and labelmates Devourment.
This Spring and Summer, Brutal Turth will raid European audiences several times, confirmed to hit Stockholm, Sweden on April 18th, followed by participation on Close-Up Magazine’s Båten cruise with Entombed, F.K.Ü., Scar Symmetry, Grave, and others over the following days. July will take the bastards back to Europe once again to slaughter crowds at Metal Days Festival in Slovenia and Stonehenge Fest in Holland.
Brutal Truth assaulted the masses with the monstrous "End Time" LP in September 2011. Stream "End Time" in its entirety at the horde’s official Bandcamp here.
3/16/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Total Fucking Destruction, Psychic Limb, Hivesmasher
3/17/2013 Gunner's Run - Philadelphia, PA @ Philthadelphia Infest w/ Devourment, Master
4/18/2013 Püssy A Go Go - Stockholm, Sweden
4/19/2013 Close-Up Båten cruise w/ Entombed, F.K.Ü., Scar Symmetry, Grave, etc.
7/24/2013 Metal Days Festival - Tolmin, Slovenia w/ Mayhem, In Flames, Exhumed, Meshuggah
7/27/2013 Stonehenge Festival - Steenwijk, Netherlands
Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:
"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"
The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:
"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.
"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.
"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."
The track listing is as follows: More...
Red Fang drew my attention first during day two. Contrary to their name, Red Fang’s bite energized rather than paralyzed the crowd. Although they came from the land of fog and towering trees of Oregon, their riffs were the size of Texas and filled with a gritty quality not unlike the festival’s dusty, trodden paths. Their catchy rhythms, guitar solos and drum fills grabbed the modestly sized audience and injected groove into their stoned bones. With prior SXSW appearances, Red Fang has become a well-recognized force in Austin’s festival circuit. Make sure to check these guys out on their touring supporting the “Murder the Mountains” album.
AUSTIN, TX (SEPTEMBER 5, 2012) – FUN FUN FUN FEST announced today the daily schedule for the 7th annual festival with Single Day Tickets now on sale for the Fest to be held November 2-4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin.
Recently reunited legendary hip-hop outfit Run-D.M.C will headline opening night, along with performances from Santigold, seminal L.A. punk group X, Dillon Francis and Twin Sister. Saturday night will feature Girl Talk, Johnny Lydon’s PiL, Refused, A$AP Rocky, Diamond Rugs and more. Closing out the final day of the Fest are sets by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Turbonegro, Etienne De Crecy, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Check out the complete schedule by day with performance times below. More...
The fun officially extends until 2 A.M. at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012. Wristband holders now can attend FFF Nites, the official free after-party series to the 7th annual festival to be held November 2 – 4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX. The nightly lineup includes Superchunk, Dwarves, Braid, Doug Benson, Surfer Blood, Lucero and more.
Keeping with the spirit of the festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest Founder Graham Williams has assembled a multi-genre lineup that includes Superchunk, Liturgy, Toy Selectah, King Tuff. Brutal Truth, Nachtmystium, Fight Amp and Dwarves are among the heavy acts working the graveyard shift.
Upon leaving Auditorim Shores, fans can resume their Fun Fun Fun Fest experience at venues including The Mohawk, Red 7, Club de Ville, Holy Mountain, The ND, Elysium, The Parish, Beerland, and more.
“We want fans to get the most bang for their buck,” says FFF founder Graham Williams. “With FFF Nites, ticket holders can continue enjoying quality bands late into the night, all for free
with their Fun Fun Fun Fest wristband.” Read below for a list of bands performing. More...
Earache Records is celebrating 25 years of bringing extreme metal to the masses and, as part of the celebrations, has released the "World's Shortest Album," striking fear into the hearts of radio DJs everywhere.
Earache is no stranger to world records, having previously claimed two official Guinness World Records, for the world's shortest single with Napalm Death's "You Suffer," as well as the world's shortest music video with Brutal Truth's "Collateral Damage."
Now, Earache is taking the idea of "shorter, faster, louder" to the extreme, with the shortest, fastest and loudest album around. "Earache: World's Shortest Album" celebrates brevity as an art form, featuring 13 extreme, straight-to-the-point tracks totalling just 87 seconds, smashing the previous 121-second record held by Canadian dance group Chromeo.
The attempt at setting the new record for the world's shortest album has been rejected by Guinness however, which no longer recognizes "world's shortest" records, explaining:
"The nature of competing to make something the 'shortest' by its very nature trivialises the activity being carried out, and Guinness World Records has been forced to reject many claims of this kind. As such, we have been forced to cease listing records for the shortest song, shortest poem and indeed the shortest concert."
"Earache: World's Shortest Album" is still available to the public however, and is out now on iTunes at this location.
The full track listing and times for the album are as follows:
01. Napalm Death - You Suffer (00:04)
02. Napalm Death - Dead (00:05)
03. Napalm Death - Your Achievement (00:06)
04. Wormrot - False Grind Sodomy (00:04)
05. Wormrot - You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem (00:04)
06. Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage (00:04)
07. A.C. - Howard Wulkan's Bald (00:09)
08. Lawnmower Deth - Be Scene Not Heard (00:07)
09. Painkiller - Trailmarker (00:08)
10. Brutal Truth - Blockhead (00:07)
11. Morbid Angel - Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava (00:06)
12. A.C. - Windchimes Are Gay (00:10)
13. Insect Warfare - Street Sweeper (00:13)
Total running time - 01:27
No Control Radio's dedicated death/black/thrash metal program Metalenema will air a series of special episodes featuring notable musicians as its guest hosts. The series will kick off Saturday, May 19th, at 10pm CST, with the first episode featuring a playlist and commentary from Vetis Monarch of the Canadian act Weapon. Subsequent episodes in the series will feature Wannes Gubbels of Pentacle on Saturday, June 2nd, and Dan Lilker of Nuclear Assault/Brutal Truth on Saturday, June 16th. More guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
"The mission of these episodes is to have a fully-integrated experience for listeners, rather than just the standard Q&A that most shows feature," states Metalenema host The Undertaker. "We picked people who know metal and have a lot to say on the subject. It's a pleasure to have veterans come on the show and drive the content. Hopefully, we'll get everyone we've approached to take part in this concept." Check out a promo video for Metalenema at this location.
Brutal Truth has announced a series of upcoming European tour dates this coming June. The currently announced dates are as follows:
Jun. 15 Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhell
Jun. 16 Brugges, Belgium JH Comma
Jun. 17 Clisson, France Hellfest 2012
Jun. 18 Poitiers, France Le Confort Moderne
Jun. 19 Colmar, France Le Grillen
Jun. 20 Bolzano, Italy Rock’n’Roll Club
Jun. 21 Luzern, Switzerland Konzerthaus Schuur
Jun. 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Fest
You can see Nasum on tour this Spring and Summer in Europe and the U.S. with label-mates Brutal Truth on select dates (U.S. only). For a full list of dates head to the band's official site at this location. You can check out a teaser trailer for the reunion tour below.
Grindcore subjugators Brutal Truth today unveil their brand new epilepsy-inducing society-hating politically-charged video for "Malice/Fuck Cancer," the latest in an ongoing bombardment of videos coinciding with their latest LP "End Time." This latest action-packed double-header was completed by Tyson Montrucchio who previously also directed Brutal Truth's videos for "Sugar Daddy," "Semi Automatic Carnation," and "Get a Therapist...Spare The World," in addition to working with Cattle Decapitation, Downspell and others.
So without further ado MetalSucks.net is proud to give you "Malice/Fuck Cancer" at this location.
This week Brutal Truth is crossing the southern border to assault Mexico City at Eyescream Metalfest IV, set as one of the main headliners alongside Tankard, Voivod and more. More...
Nasum has announced a string of upcoming North America tour dates with special guests Brutal Truth, Dropdead, and Black Breath on select dates. The tour poster can be viewed below, and details are as follows:
May 18 Chicago, IL Reggies w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 19 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 20 Toronto, Canada Wreck Room w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 21 Montreal, Canada Sala Rosa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 22 Providence, RI as220 w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 23 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Backslider
May 24 New York, NY Europa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Margrudergrind, Grudges
May 25 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
May 26 Seattle, WA Highline w/ Black Breath, Massgrave, Theories
May 27 Portland, OR Branx w/ From Ashes Rise, Massgrave
May 28 Oakland, CA Metro
May 29 Ventura, CA Billy O's
May 30 Los Angeles, CA TBA
May 31 Austin, TX Red 7 – Chaos in Tejas More...
Underground journalist Ryan Bartek has just re-released the book "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" as a free PDF Download. Featuring new cover art and a redesigned look, this new version finally does visual justice to the original.
The product of one year spent traveling the USA underground, "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" is a genre-bending work of nonfiction that is at once a road book and a journalistic expose on American counterculture as well.
In "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" Bartek makes it through 35 states, spends 600+ hours on Greyhounds while interviewing a variety of celebrities, musicians, journalists and travelers. Covering all forms of counterculture with a heavy emphasis on extreme metal & hardcore punk, “The Big Shiny Prison” refuses to become a stereotypical “music book.” It instead falls into the category of the autobiographical road novel using a relevant approach that appeals to both the average reader & the critical academia.
Originally released on 11/15/09, the book features interviews/appearances by DWARVES, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, MDC, Repulsion, Psyopus, Cephalic Carnage, Downtown Brown, HIMSA, Atheist, Foxy Shazam, STALAGGH, Absymal Dawn, Ludicra, The Angelic Process, AxCx & many more. More...
New York death/grindcore act Brutal Truth premiered its new music video for the song "Lottery" on Metal Injection's website. The song appears on the band's 2011 release "End Time" issued in September through Relapse Records.
Check out the video here:
Brutal Truth has confirmed that the band will be shooting two new videos to coincide with the "End Time" LP this weekend in upstate New York. Again working with Tyson Montrucchio, who previously directed the band's videos for "Sugar Daddy" and "Get A Therapist... Spare the World," this time the crew will be filming new videos for the tracks for "Fuck Cancer" and "Malice" from "End Time." More info will be unveiled in the weeks ahead as the pieces are completed and ready for public disbursement.
While raging in northern New York state for the video shoots this weekend, Brutal Truth has also confirmed a Sunday evening slaughterfest in Williamsville with several local acts. Full info can be found here.
Additionally, Brutal Truth has been named in the latest wave of acts confirmed to storm the annual French outing Hellfest, the three-day binge going down in Clisson, France June 15th through the 17th. On this massive outing the New York grinders will throw down their reefer-ripping blastbeats alongside Hatebreed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Machine Head, Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth and dozens more, in addition to fest headliners Black Sabbath. See the full confirmed lineup to date here.
Details on Brutal Truth's upcoming shows are as follows:
12/18/2011 Club Infinity - Williamsville, NY
6/15-17/2012 Hellfest - Clisson, France
Day one of The Goregrowler’s Ball came and went without any hitches. Day two promised even more gore-gurgling delights. This day started earlier than Friday’s 5:30 start time. Originally scheduled for a 1:30 start time, the promoter pushed the start time back to 2:30. Prog death artists, Vex took this early slot, which we unfortunately missed. Comatose Records was on full display, as it was throughout the weekend, with Atrocious Abnormality. Said band played a brutal slab of unmerciful, brutal death metal featuring label head, Steve Green.
Ibex Moon Records, owned by John McEntee of Incantation, also made its presence known on the second day. Cardiac Arrest produced grimy, churning death metal in the vein of Autopsy and Grave. The Chicago act switched between rotten-limb-stiffening slow jams and all-out-blast fests provided by new drummer Nick Gallichio. Adam Scott, Tom Knizner, Dave Holland joined low and mid-range scathing voices to narrate grisly tales from the group’s three recordings. Set highlights include the frantic pace of “Insanity’s Grip,” and the ominous, full-moon-blooming groove of “Affliction of the Beast.”
Fellow Ibex Moon label and former tour mates, Hod took the hell-raising chaos outside. Hod was in fine form, performing its perfected blend of death, thrash, black, speed and all-things-metal (“We’re Hod and we play fucking metal”) style. The Central Texas act showcased material from its sole album, “Serpent.” The said album has been out for two years, so one would expect new material. Locals familiar with Hod knew the band well, so their new songs came without surprise. However, those from out of town delighted in hearing new tracks such as “Den of Wolves.” Look for a new record in 2012. More...
Ibex Moon records, one of America's premiere outlets for black and death metal, will be giving away CDs to the first 100 gore fiends to enter the Goregrowler Ball's blood-stained premises. This brutal grab bag will be offered on all three days, so make sure to show up early.
The Metal Underground-sponsored event takes place November 18th-20th at the Korova Club in San Antonio, Texas. Make sure to come out and have your eardrums bashed in by such vaunted artists as Suffocation, Exhumed, Solstice, Nokturnel, Havok, Phobia, Brutal Truth and Goatwhore.
Relapse Records has posted a new podcast online through Metal Injection, which can be found at this location. This month's podcast includes an interview with Brutal Truth, along with tracks from bands such as Anal Cunt and Fuck the Facts. The podcast's lineup is as follows:
Death – “In Human Form”
Red Fang – “Hank Is Dead”
Chris Connelly - “Compatibility”
Black Tusk - “Set The Dial To Your Doom”
Coalesce - “This Is The Last”
Anal Cunt - “Song #5”
Fuck the Facts - “A Coward’s Existence”
Mose Giganticus - “The Seventh Seal”
Brutal Truth - “Simple Math”
Primate - “Draw Back a Stump”
Destroy! – “Total Fucking Chaos"
Exit 13 - "Spare the wrench – Surrender the Earth"
Death Breath – “Death Breath”
Disembowelment - “The Tree of Life and Death”
Brutal Truth is currently streaming the new full-length album "End Time" via Hails & Horns now. Give a listen to the album by heading over here.
"End Time" was recorded with Doug White at Watchman Studios in Lockport, NY and is set for a September 27th North American release date.
The band also has the following upcoming live shows:
10/01/2011 The Distillery – Calgary, AB @ Noctis 4.20 Festival
10/31/2011 The Loft – Tokyo, Japan
11/01/2011 Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan (w/ Lock-Up)
11/02/2011 Akaso – Osaka, Japan (w/ Lock-Up)
11/04/2011 O-East – Tokyo, Japan (w/ Lock-Up)
11/19/2011 Korova Ballroom – San Antonio, TX @ Goregrowlers Ball
Belgium's ABORTED had to cancel their appearance at Goregrowler's Ball 2011 festival. They opted to take a European tour that travels through the dates of the festival, and could not have performed at the fest as a result. Instead, Aborted will be part of the Decimation of Europe Tour with Decapitated, Decrepit Birth and more.
Aborted released this statement regarding their cancellation of The Goregrowler's Ball appearance:
"We are terribly sorry to have to cancel our appearance to the GGB this year, we were very excited to finally get back to the US since our last US appearance was back in 2008 with Carcass and Suffocation, alas we have been presented a tour offer in europe which we could not turn down. We are really sad to not be playing this festival, but we hope to see all our fans soon! This said I am sure the GGB guys will find a worthy replacement and we promise we will be over there sooner than you think in 2012 in support of our upcoming album GLOBAL FLATLINE! Destroy everything, Kill everyone!"
Replacing Aborted will be Brutal Truth, who will now headline on Saturday, November 19th.