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Last Known Status: Regrouped
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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.
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.
Recently reunited seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit Brutal Truth have announced forthcoming UK and Japanese Tours as well as select festival dates.
After two very well-received performances at this year's Chicago's Electric City Rockfest and Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles 6-Pack Weekend IV, Brutal Truth has expanded their touring plans to include tours of the United Kingdom and Japan in addition to the previously announced headlining position at the 2007 Maryland Death Fest. Additionally, the band will headline the third annual Los Angeles Murderfest in March.
The band's U.K. tour will begin early February and include support from Narcosis and Total Fucking Destruction. Brutal Truth bassist Dan Lilker comments: "The grind freaks in the U.K. have always been very good to Brutal Truth, which makes sense since it is the area that put grindcore on the map in the first place. We can't wait to get over there and destroy, so get ready for some sonic mayhem!"
Brutal Truth will then head to Japan in early March headlining Extreme The Dojo Tour Vol. 17 with support from Poland’s Vader.
Here are the tour dates: More...
The fourth annual Maryland Death line up has been announced. The festival will take place May 26th and 27th at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The line up thus far is as follows:
BRUTAL TRUTH (New York)
DEAD INFECTION (Poland)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR (England)
CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Italy)
ROTTEN SOUND (Finland)
COCK AND BALL TORTURE (Germany)
FUCK THE FACTS (Canada)
JIGSORE TERROR (Sweden)
NUNWHORE COMMANDO 666 (Germany)
LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER (Spain)
FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRASY IN THE DILAPIDATION (Japan)
On October 17th, Relapse Records will reissue BRUTAL TRUTH's Sounds of the Animal Kingdom and Kill Trend Suicide as a single release.
Metal tomes the world over heralded NYC's purveyors of organized chaos BRUTAL TRUTH the ultimate grindcore kings of the 90's. With the release of their post-Earache material Sounds of the Animal Kingdom and the preceding Kill Trend Suicide mini-CD, their time of complete global appreciation arrived. These four musical misanthropological javamen created recordings which left no jaw unfloored. Sounds... painted frightening, Pollock-esque lyrical images of human deevolution and technological dehumanization while twenty twisting tunes embodied the definitive musical expression of survival of the fittest! Kill Trend Suicide negated the entrenched musical trends of the day while confronting the downward spiral of our decaying society and the emotional suffocation of city life. Both recordings combined the most muscular attributes of grindcore, death metal, hardcore punk and rock. Here they are combined in one larger-than-life and specially priced package; remastered, repackaged, and replete with bonus video footage, extensive, exhaustive liner notes from each member of the band, and a forward from Choosing Death author Albert Mudrian.
On October 31st, Relapse Records will reissue INCANTATION's Onward to Golgotha.
Long heralded as one of the heaviest, sickest, and most uncompromising death metal bands in the world, New Jersey's INCANTATION has forged a legacy of brutality unmatched by any other American group. In 1992, the bands most celebrated lineup entered a then unknown Trax East Studios with a then unproven engineer Steve Evetts and emerged with Onward to Golgotha, the most dark and blasphemous death metal record to date. The combination of the inhuman growl of vocalist Craig Pillard, the ruthlessly savage aural malevolence, and pitiless anti-Christian attack was the ultimate musical sacrilege. Onward... redefined the bounds of brutality and blasphemy for the entire genre of death metal. This is absolute brutality!!! Includes a free DVD with three full live sets from the Onward...
After three infamously influential albums on Amphetamine Reptile Records and numerous tours with HELMET, NEUROSIS, and more, TODAY IS THE DAY moved to the grounds of the Relapse compound and unleashed it's most definitive album to date: the legendary Temple of the Morning Star. Reverend Steve Austin had overcome extreme band and personal turmoil, and his maniacally negative personal frustration shaped the 18 track service wholly deserving worship, contemplation, and reverence. Temple of the Morning Star indoctrinated tens of thousands of new members, strengthened the faith of the previously converted and was lavished with critical acclaim from the likes of Guitar, Thrasher, AP, Kerrang, Metal Hammer, Terrorizer and dozens more. Temple... was the most widely circulated TITD album, and over the span of a year it allowed the band to grow from an infamous fringe group to the wildly influential band of today. Temple of the Morning Star is an undisputed classic.
Legendary New York City grinders BRUTAL TRUTH will be playing a reunion show on September 3rd at the Double Door in Chicago, IL for the 2nd Annual Electric City Rockfest. Also performing will be PIG DESTROYER.
Emetic Records have announced the release of 'For The Sick – A Tribute To Eyehategod', set for the fall of 2006.
All the artists involved in the release are friends or fans of the sludge legends. Below is a list of most of the bands involved:
The following guest musicians will be appearing on MC Necro's new album, "The Pre-Fix For Death":
Jamey Jasta and Sean Martin of Hatebreed , #0 of Slipknot aka DJ Starscream (Sid Wilson), Trever Perez of Obituary, Away of Voivod, Dan Lilker of Nuclear Assault, S.O.D., Brutal Truth, and Danny Diablo of Crown of Thorns, Scarhead.
Necro's official biography says the following: More...