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Japanese black metal band SIGH's "A Tribute To Venom" was released yesterday via THE END RECORDS. Limited to one pressing, the album is available in three colors in a special collectible packaging that includes a 12" LP etched on side B along with a CD. The six-song tribute to legendary black metal band Venom features the bass work of Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault) and Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept).
The release of "A Tribute To Venom" comes with SIGH's first proper US tour just around the corner. Frontman Mirai Kawashima says, "We've played several times in the US before, but this is our first full US tour and we're really looking forward to it! This is going to be a great opportunity for our fans to see a full SIGH set. We hope to see all the SIGH fans out on tour as this has been a long time coming. We're going to play the songs off Hangman's Hymn and there will be lots of older songs in our set list -- and of course some Venom covers! Come see us or you will regret it forever!"
Here are the SIGH tour dates with UNEXPECT: More...
Next spring, Baltimore, MD will play host to Maryland Deathfest VII on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at Sonar. The following have been confirmed thus far, with many more to be added until the event:
Hail Of Bullets
Today Is The Day
Man Must Die
Brutal Truth kicked off a brief European tour last week, starting with the Hole In The Sky festival. Here are the upcoming tour dates:
08/31 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
09/01 Bristol, UK @ The Croft
09/02 London, UK @ Underworld
09/03 Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
09/04 Meran, Italy @ Jungle
09/05 Pinarella, Italy @ Rock Planet
09/06 Rome, Italy @ Ralalockness
09/07 Cremona, Italy @ CSA Dordoni
Swedish cult Metallers TYRANT are set to appear at the upcoming annual Hole In The Sky Festival happening from August 27th - 30th, 2008 in Bergen, Norway.
Here's the itinerary:
Wednesday 27/8 - Skinned Alive @ Garage
Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
MACABRE have lined up the following upcoming shows:
August 13 - Columbus, OH @ High 5
August 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ Dirty Jacks
August 15 - Parma, OH@ Jigsaw Saloon
August 16 - Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
August 17 - New York, NY @ Rebel w/ Brutal Truth, Devourment
October 4 - Dallas, TX @ Fear Jam at Fear Fest
Texas-based brutal death metallers DEVOURMENT have lined up the following East Coast shows for next month with MALIGNANCY:
August 16 - Fall River, MA @ PAL of Fall River
August 17 - New York, NY @ Rebel w/ Brutal Truth, Macabre
SIGH, who will embark on their first-ever North American headlining tour this September, has posted an update on their tour dates and what fans can expect from their live performance.
Frontman MIRAI KAWASHIMA says, "We've played several times in the U.S. before, but this is our first full U.S. tour and we're really looking forward to it! This is going to be a great opportunity for our fans to see a full SIGH set. As you know, we're are going out on the road with two great bands: ZIMMERS HOLE and UNEXPECT. I'm a fan of both bands and excited to share the stage with them. Be sure to check out all the tour dates online as there have been a few changes and additions. We hope to see all the SIGH fans out on tour as this has been a long time coming. We're going to play the songs off Hangman's Hymn and there will be lots of older songs in our set list -- and of course some Venom covers! Come see us or you will regret it forever!"
In other news, SIGH's upcoming six-song tribute to legendary black metal band VENOM, titled "Sigh's Tribute to Venom," will feature the bass work of Dan Lilker (BRUTAL TRUTH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, VENOMOUS CONCEPT)
Here is the "Sigh's Tribute to Venom" tracklisting:
The new album is scheduled for release this fall on THE END RECORDS to coincide with SIGH's headlining tour of North America with ZIMMERS HOLE and UNEXPECT. The tour dates are as follows: More...
New York grinders, BRUTAL TRUTH, have issued the following update on their MySpace page:
"Brutal Truth has not played in New York City since 1998!!! We haven't played on the Eas"t Coast since Maryland Deathfest 2007; We have an awesome Midwest show at the amazing Central Illinois Fest coming in July. We've been hearing from the east coast an nyc grinders that things are still not fast enough, still not loud enough: so we are totally psyched to be able to announce Brutal Truth's Grind Over East Coast mini-tour!!!"
Bassist Danny Lilker states, "Brutal Truth is painfully aware of the fact that we haven't played out much here in the States and Canada. Everything changes in August when our mini-tour starts grinding through Philly, Rochester, Toronto and NYC! We're gonna grind the FUCK out of these cities, so come on out and witness the attack."
Singer Kevin Sharp comments, "We are looking forward to coming home to New York City... a time to grind..." More...
In the tradition of the legendary "Cry Now, Cry Later" compilations of the 90's, PIG DESTROYER / AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's Scott Hull has brought together some of the very best of today's underground grindcore, hardcore, and power violence bands making up volume one of "This Comp Kills Fascists."
The complete listing of bands included is: AGENTS OF SATAN, A.S.R.A, BRUTAL TRUTH, CHAINSAW TO THE FACE, INSECT WARFARE, KILL THE CLIENT, MAGRUDERGRIND, MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF, SHITSTORM, SPOONFUL OF VICODIN, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION, WASTEOID, and WEEKEND NACHOS.
A number of participants on the "This Comp Kills Fascists" compilation have posted audio previews of their new and exclusive tracks that will appear on the disc. MAGRUDERGRIND has posted "Burden," MARUTA "Chemical Tomb," A.S.R.A. "Pig Squealer," CHAINSAW TO THE FACE "Hating Life," WASTEOID "Bangover," TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION "a href="http://www.myspace.com/totalfuckingdestruction">Human Is The Bastard," and SHITSTORM "Brainwashed." And BRUTAL TRUTH, who's contribution is the first new material from the band in almost ten years, has posted the brand new track "Turmoil."
Additionally, the compilation's artwork has been unveiled at the comp's MySpace page.
"This Comp Kills Fascists" will see its North American release on July 8th, July 14th internationally with pre-orders being accepted now.
Reunited seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH have announced a string of European dates this summer. Guitarist Danny Lilker commented, "Brutal Truth is totally psyched to play for the grindfreaks in Eastern Europe! We'll be hitting Serbia (at Castlefest) and Slovakia for the very first time so we'll be sure to fire up and give these people the most intense show of their lives! We also can't wait to play the With Full Force Festival over in Germany, where we'll be going onstage extremely late, so don't drink too fast, stay awake for the nocturnal grind attack!"
Drummer Rich Hoak adds, "we'll be including many new songs in the set for our shows this summer. The new songs will freak people out: louder, faster,
heavier and mosh pit tested!" More...
SIGH's upcoming six-song tribute to legendaryblack metal band VENOM, titled "Sigh's Tribute to Venom," will featurethe bass work of Dan Lilker (BRUTAL TRUTH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT) and ShaneEmbury (NAPALM DEATH, VENOMOUS CONCEPT)
In an update from the band, singer MIRAI KAWASHIMA says: "We're excited to have these two guest musicians and friends of SIGH to take part in our tribute to VENOM. Their work has helped make the tracks stand out even more. Dan plays bass on "Countess Bathory," while Shane is on "Witching Hour." It sounds awesome!"
Here is "Sigh's Tribute to Venom" tracklisting:
The recording line-up is as follows:
Mirai Kawashima: Bass, Organ, Backing Vocals
Satoshi Fujinami: Drums, Guitar
Shinichi Ishikawa: Guitar
Junichi Harashima: Drums
Dr. Mikannibal: Vocals
In other news, the band is preparing for their 8th full-length album that will be entitled "Scenes from Hell / Tempore Belli / Vanitas." Sigh will work with a real string quartet and some brass players on this effort.
The new album is scheduled for release this fall on THE END RECORDS to coincide with SIGH's headlining tour
of North America with ZIMMERS HOLE and UNEXPECT.
Here are the latest Sigh tour dates: More...
In the tradition of the legendary "Cry Now, Cry Later" compilations of the 90's, PIG DESTROYER / AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's Scott Hull has brought together some of the very best of today's underground grindcore, hardcore, and power violence bands for volume one of "This Comp Kills Fascists."
"This Comp Kills Fascists" features new and exclusive material from such bands as recently disbanded INSECT WARFARE, MAGRUDERGRIND, KILL THE CLIENT, WEEKEND NACHOS, A.S.R.A, and more. "This Comp Kills Fascists" also includes the first new material in almost ten years from legendary grinders BRUTAL TRUTH and AGENTS OF SATAN.
Hull says of the compilation: "There are a lot of killer young bands out there with the same kind of vibe that was around back when Chris Dodge was doing Slap-a-Ham and Fiesta Grande was the all-important mecca to which every underground hardcore listener would make a pilgrimage every year. It was a lot different back then. There was no MySpace. No Ebay. You actually had tapes and 7-inches that you found out about in photo copied fanzines. You had to hunt this shit down. It was about discovery. You'd seek out some obscure split or tape, and when you got them, a million small flyers for other releases fell out of the package. If you were a band, you didn't have photoshop. Kinko's was vital to your band's existence and you learned how to tear out logos, steal artwork, cut, paste, cut, paste..." "I don't pretend to be any kind of grand poobah for power violence, but it absolutely had its own sound, attitude, values...it was it's own scene. And it seems there are both a lot of bands from the day that are coming back (Despise You, Apartment 213, Crom), that never left (Lack of Interest, Hellnation), and a LOT of younger bands that are re-invigorating that scene altogether. This comp is generally about a theme, but somewhat spread across PV, grind, and other hardcore elements. It's supposed to be a tribute to the way the underground hardcore scene should always be. Fast, loose, ferociously independent, unpretentious, and fun."
"This Comp Kills Fascists" will see its North American release on July 8th, July 14th internationally.
Featuring such illustrious members as Shane Embury (guitar, Napalm Death), Kevin Sharp (vocals, Brutal Truth), Danny Lilker (bass, Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault) and Danny Herrera (drums, Napalm Death), Venomous Concept are about to deliver a furious old school hardcore/punk assault with their second effort “Poisoned Apple”. Profiting from each band member’s long-time dedication and integrity in the field of extreme music, “Poisoned Apple” sounds as honest and convicted as it gets. You can now check out the album’s artwork as well as listen to the brand-new song “Water Cooler” at the band’s Century Media artist profile.
Here is Venomous Concept's “Poisoned Apple” track listing (running time of 33:59):
1. Drop Dead (2:07)
2. Toxic Kiss (0:55)
3. Life (1:47)
4. Water Cooler (2:58)
5. P.R.I. (1:32)
6. Artist Friendly (1:30)
7. A Case Of The Mondays (2:37)
8. Every Mother’s Son (1:54)
9. Workers Unite (1:39)
10. Half Full? (2:56)
11. Check Out (3:26)
12. White Devil (1:53)
13. Hero (2:39)
14. Three (1:17)
15. Screwball (1:48)
16. Chaos! (1:28)
17. Think? (1:33)
BRUTAL TRUTH and ORIGIN have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest, being held the weekend of July 18th - 20th in Urbana, IL.
Brutal Truth will headline the festival on Saturday, July 19th, with co-headliners INCANTATION.
Origin will co-headline on Sunday, July 20th, with headliners SUFFOCATION.
Also on the bill for year’s fest are: MONSTROSITY, GOD DETHRONED, PYREXIA, SEVERED SAVIOR, IMPALED, MORTAL DECAY, and more.
Relapse Records will also be among the vendors at this year’s C.I.M.
Brutal Truth are currently writing for a new full-length album and have recently announced their plans for a two week European tour in February. This tour will include stops in the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and more. A listing of confirmed Brutal Truth tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.
Origin are currently in the studio, recording their follow-up album to 2005’s Echoes Of Decimation. This brand new full-length album is expected to see an April 2008 release date. Additional Origin release and tour information will be announced shortly.
Brutal Truth tour dates:
6 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-o-drom
7 - London, United Kingdom - Underworld
8 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Corporation
9 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - De Baroeg
11 - Strasbourg, France - Molodoi
12 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
13 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena
14 - Corroios, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios
15 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
16 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala KGB
17 - Plaisir, France - La Clef Des Champs
Reunited seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH will embark on a two-week European tour in February 2008. The trek will kick off on February 6 in Belgium before making stops in the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and more.
BRUTAL TRUTH has finished writing about 10 new songs for its new album, which the band hopes to record later in the year. The group's bassist Danny Lilker previously described the new material as "some of the most intense shit we've ever written. After eight years it feels damn good to write some really psychotic grind, and we've jumped right into the deep end of the pool. Stylistically it seems to pick up where 'Sounds of the Animal Kingdom' left off with the main difference being we're also incorporating some of the old-school type riffing from 'Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses' but at a much faster tempo."
BRUTAL TRUTH last year reissued its heralded 1997 masterpiece "Sounds of the Animal Kingdom". The remastered and repackaged version comes complete with the preceding "Kill Trend Suicide" mini-CD (1996), bonus video footage in the form of the band's "Dead Smart" video, extensive and exhaustive liner notes from the band, and a foreword from "Choosing Death" author Albert Mudrian.
BRUTAL TRUTH tour dates:
Feb. 06 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-o-drom
Feb. 07 - London, United Kingdom - Underworld
Feb. 08 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Corporation
Feb. 09 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
Feb. 10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - De Baroeg
Feb. 11 - Strasbourg, France - Molodoi
Feb. 12 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
Feb. 13 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena
Feb. 14 - Corroios, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios
Feb. 15 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
Feb. 16 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala KGB
Feb. 17 - Plaisir, France - La Clef Des Champs
Reunited seminal grindcore / extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH have begun writing for a new full-length album. The troupe has crafted six brand new songs so far, each one faster and more brutal than the one before it.
BRUTAL TRUTH’s Danny Lilker elaborates: “We have 6 new songs in varying stages of evolution that are shaping up to be some of the most intense shit we’ve ever written. After 8 years it feels damn good to write some really psychotic grind, and we’ve jumped right into the deep end of the pool. Stylistically it seems to pick up where Sounds of the Animal Kingdom left off with the main difference being we’re also incorporating some of the old school type riffing from Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses but at a much faster tempo. We’ll keep you posted as things develop!”
BRUTAL TRUTH drummer Rich Hoak adds: “Help, I just can’t stop playing faster and faster and faster and faster!!! My arms are gonna fall off of my body!! Totally psyched for total fucking grind!!!”
BRUTAL TRUTH recently wrapped up a Summer European headlining tour that included a number of festival appearances (Hellfest, Graspop, Trashfest, Obscene Extreme, and more). The band says of the shows: “We’d like to thank every last freak that came out to see us at the European shows we did in June and July, it was an awesome tour thanks to you. Special thanks would go to Curby and crew from the Obscene Extreme Festival for welcoming us with grinding enthusiasm! Lookout for more BRUTAL TRUTH live shows to be announced soon!!”
A group of young Spanish artists is featuring music from Earache's extreme back catalog in an award-winning exhibition on show at the La Casa Encendida art gallery in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition, entitled "Ruidos, Silencios y la Trasgresion Mordaz. De Fluxus al Techno-Noise" ("Noises, Silences and the Biting Transgression. From Fluxus to Techno-Noise"), portrays a creative link between artists belonging to the Fluxus group and their fascination with out-there music. The music featuring in this exhibition includes soundbites from NAPALM DEATH's "Scum", A.C.'s "Everyone Should Be Killed", BRUTAL TRUTH's "Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses", SORE THROAT's "Disgrace to the Corpse of Sid" and O.L.D.'s "Old Lady Drivers".
The exhibition is beind held at the La Casa Encendia Arts Centre until September 9. More information is available at http://www.lacasaencendida.com/LCE/lceCruce/0,0,73537_0_73537_7466%24P1%3D16,00.html (note the article is in Spanish).
The artists involved claim to express rejection of traditional values and pursue an interest in noise within their work, particularly forming a connection between noise and transgression. With this in mind, soundbites from some of Earache's most grinding releases prove fitting to express the artists' ideas and visions.
Reunited seminal grindcore / extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH will head to Japan next week to headline the “Extreme The Dojo Tour V.17.” This tour follows the band’s recent successful U.K. headlining run and will kick off on Monday, March 5th in Osaka, Japan with support from Poland’s VADER.
BRUTAL TRUTH will also be performing a select number of U.S. tour dates as headliners at both the Los Angeles Murderfest and Maryland Deathfest. The LA Murderfest will take place the weekend of March 25th and 26th and also includes ATHEIST, REPULSION, OBITUARY and more. The Maryland Deathfest will occur the weekend of May 26th and 27th and includes appearances from CYNIC, REGURGITATE, ORIGIN, F*CK THE FACTS, and others. A complete listing of tour dates and festival information can be found in the tour section.
BRUTAL TRUTH has recently seen the reissue of their heralded 1997 masterpiece Sounds of the Animal Kingdom. The re-mastered and repackaged version comes complete with the preceding Kill Trend Suicide mini-CD (1996), bonus video footage in the form of the band’s 'Dead Smart' video, extensive and exhaustive liner notes from the band, and a forward from Choosing Death author Albert Mudrian.
More bands have been announced for the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0, which is slated for March 24th and 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA:
Saturday, March 24th: More...
Los Angeles Murderfest 3.0 will take place on March 24th and March 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature over 40 bands on two stages. Both Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer have been confirmed to appear thus far. Additional bands will be revealed in the coming weeks. A single day pass is $30 in advance, while a while a two-day pass is $50 in advance.