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Below is our complete ACxDC 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.

NonZeroSum Presents Festivals Announced

NonZeroSum Presents is proud to announce collaborative nationwide festival events coming in January. These events will take place in Oakland, Santa Cruz, Dallas, Austin, Houston, New York City, Syracuse, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Full details for each show are available below. Founder and organizer Jesse Fuentes from NonZeroSum Presents comments: "We created these nationwide events to elevate the already flourishing communities all over the United States and to showcase some of the biggest talents in the underground."

JANUARY 14 at Oakland Metro
Despise You
Rapid Decline
Bob Plant
Pattern Breaker
Torture Method
Bathtub Barracuda More...

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Temples Festival Cancelled

Temples Festival - which was due to take place in early June and feature such outfits as Mayhem, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and Carcass - has now officially been cancelled. This news arrives after several bands pulled out over the weekend, citing a lack of flight deposits, visas, and other pre-arrangements never being met. Festival organizer Francis Mace just posted this message online:

"After an arduous 48 hours of uncertainty, and with deepest reluctance we have been forced to cancel Temples Festival 2016. At the beginning of last week, the organisation we had onboard to finance the event pulled their funding, and with limited access to advance ticket sales and no sponsors to back us we have been unable to source the funding required to cover the overheads which would allow Temples Festival to go ahead.

"Following Temples 2015, we were left with a sizeable debt and as opposed to dissolving the company and declaring bankruptcy - I decided to take on the debts personally and subsequently pay off all our creditors in installments as quickly as possible, this meant bands, staff and contractors were all paid late - and it's had a crippling effect on both my professional and personal life as a whole - truth be told, I made a series of bad business decisions and dealt with the situation very poorly - which I take full accountability for.

"I've spent the past week trying to gain access to the funds we need to make this year work and avoid the problems we encountered following last year's event, with our financiers pulling their involvement - it's been an uphill battle, which I've fought to the best of my abilities - and unfortunately, have been defeated.

"Over the past weekend, I've been attempting to produce the festival's continuation on a 'scaled down' level so we can offer something for those of you who have purchased tickets, accommodation, transport etc and allow the bands who are touring, UK based etc - unfortunately this morning it became clear that even if we were to proceed as such, we'd be left with another huge debt and therefore unable to pay the bands, staff, venue, contractors and a number of other crucial overheads the festival relies on - thus repeating the mistakes that were made last year. More...

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Southwest Terror Fest V Reveals Full Lineup

Having announced dozens of bands over the past several weeks, the full lineup for Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy is now complete, and all ticket options for the festival are now available.

For the fifth installation of the annual even, the Southwest Terror Fest will overthrow Tucson October 20th through 23rd, with forty-five artists from across the U.S. and Canada converging on five stages, including venues 191 Toole, Club Congress, The Flycatcher, and Gary's Place. The full lineup consists of:

Thursday, October 20th - Early Show @ 191 Toole
10:30 - end - Sumac
9:10 - 9:55 - The Body/Full Of Hell
8:00 - 8:40 - Kowloon Walled City
7:00 - 7:30 - Generation Of Vipers
6:00 - 6:30 - North
9:55 - 10:30 - Theologian/Lament Cityscape
8:40 - 9:10 - Senior Fellows
7:30 - 8:00 - Waft
6:30 - 7:00 - Via Vengeance More...

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Denver Black Sky Adds Three More Bands

Denver Black Sky - set to take place August 2nd and 3rd at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's BBQ - has announced plans to extend the lineup of the two-day, three-stage event with three additional acts.

The festival organizers are pleased to welcome Mexican death grind perpetrators, Rottenness, which features Mile High City metal veteran Ben Pitts on vocals. The band will drag its own special brand of filthtified death metal to the DBS stage on Saturday.

Also making its way to the ceremony of chaos is Los Angeles powerviolence troupe Maladjusted, and finally Denver Black Sky welcomes iconic grindcore/crust combatants Nausea to the riotous bill.

The second edition of Denver Black Sky features another vicious lineup that includes appearances by 908, ACxDC, Annul, Brutal Truth, Cannabis Corpse, Cattleist, Cephalic Carnage, Condemned Remains, Dead Temple, Doperunner, Early Graves, Ghosts of Glaciers, Gomorrah, In The Company Of Serpents, Khemmis, Municipal Waste, Nails, Noisem, North, Phobia, Resurrection, Scalafrea, Skinned, The Drip, The Xiphoid Process, Theories, Transient, Vale of Pnath, Wayfarer, Xibalba, and Zombie Hate Brigade.

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ACxDC Posts New Song "Paid In Full"

The LA powerviolence champs in ACxDC - the band that wants you to listen in because you mistakenly thought it was the iconic rock group of a very similar name - has revealed another new song off forthcoming self-titled LP, "Antichrist Demoncore," which is due out June 24th on Melotov Records.

Stream the track "Paid in Full" below, courtesy of CvltNation. Produced by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise), the album can be pre-ordered here.

ACxDC recently traveled east to devastate Maryland Deathfest and next up is a string of West Coast dates, featuring an in-store record release show at LA's Vacation Vinyl, followed by an extensive European tour that hits many summer festivals, including Fluff Fest, New Noise, Dynamo, Obscene Extreme, and more. More...

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ACxDC Streams "Destroy Create"

Invisible Oranges has posted "Destroy Create," the opening track off ACxDC's debut self-titled album, "Antichrist Demoncore." Check it out in the player below.

Due out June 24th on Melotov Records, "Antichrist Demoncore" was produced by Nails drummer Taylor Young and mastered by From Ashes Rise frontman Brad Boatright. Although the band has been around for a decade, this is its first full-length.

Starting with an appearance this weekend at Maryland Deathfest, ACxDC will be tearing it up all over the U.S. and Europe, all summer long. Dates are as follows: More...

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ACxDC Streaming New Song "Filicide"

LA Weekly today honors hometown outfit ACxDC with the premiere of the new track, "Filicide."

Check out the new track from the Satanic powerviolence crew below. "Filicide" appears on ACxDC's debut full-length, "Antichrist Demoncore," produced by Nails drummer Taylor Young (Xibalba, Twitching Tongues) and mastered by Brad Boatright (High on Fire, Tragedy).

"Antichrist Demoncore" comes out June 24th on Melotov Records, distributed exclusively by Deathwish Inc. Though most of the album's 16 tracks are marked by breakneck blasts, "Filicide" shows off the band's slower side – "don't mistake the lack of speed for a lack of venom," warns the Weekly. You can also see the band live on these dates: More...

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Denver Black Sky Announces Second Edition

Following a successful debut last December, the bringers of Denver Black Sky are pleased to announce a second edition of live debauchery.

Crowned "Colorado's Best Metal Festival" by Denver Westword, this year's Denver Black Sky event will take place August 2nd and 3rd again at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's BBQ and feature another vicious lineup that includes appearances by:

Day 1 - August 2nd, 2014
Municipal Waste
Cephalic Carnage
Dead Temple
In The Company Of Serpents
Vale of Pnath
Ghosts of Glaciers
The Xiphoid Process
Wayfarer More...

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ACxDC Posts New Track

Noisey.Vice.com has released the newest ACxDC (Antichrist Demoncore) track, "Endless Failure," off the upcoming "Antichrist Demoncore" LP, due out June 24th on Melotov Records. Check it out below.

ACxDC has a full summer of U.S. and European touring ahead, including a slew of festivals on both continents. Kicking things off with an appearance at Maryland Deathfest and a string of West Coast dates, including an in-store record release party at LA's Vacation Vinyl, the band then heads overseas for a month-long European tour that hits 11 countries and numerous fests. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Cripple Bastards To Play Obscene Extreme Fest

Italy's Cripple Bastards has been confirmed for the upcoming Obscene Extreme Festival. The following press release was also issued about the appearance:

"You could say this is a 'grindcore hat-trick' as it is the third OEF appearance in 2014 for Italian hate mob Cripple Bastards after headlining the insane Obscene Extreme Asia in Tokyo and Obscene Extreme Australia in Melbourne earlier this year. But if you really want to see the Bastards play at home, then Obscene Extreme Trutnov is the grounds for the final massacre. They have been blasting the shit on stage since the festival's birth back in 1999 and raised the most infernal stage diving pits for countless times through the years that followed.

"26 years after their conception Cripple Bastards still hold the banner high as Italy's most hostile and aggressive grind/hardcore unit around. With one foot firmly in the past and all the vicious savagery of manic fast 80's hardcore extremity, Cripple Bastards are also charging forwards. With bloodshot eyes and a rabid 'get out and bite them' attitude, this band are ready to introduce their brand new 2014 full length 'Nero In Metastasi' on Relapse Records and they will consolidate their ongoing mission of bringing nihilistic, fuck-you-all, grinding hatred to every corner of an underserving mankind. Cripple Bastards will also be introducing for the first time ever on Trutnov's Battlefield their 5 piece line-up with new axeman Wild Vitto on second guitar which will only enhance their wall of hate/grind fury!"

The Obscene Extreme Festival 2014 will take place from July 16th - 20th, 2014, with full details available right here. The confirmed lineup includes the following bands: More...

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ACxDC Finishes Work On Album

LA's Satanic powerviolence torchbearers in ACxDC have completed work on their self-titled debut LP, "Antichrist Demoncore."

The album, recorded by Nails drummer Taylor Young (Xibalba, Twitching Tongues) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, High on Fire), comes out June 24th on Melotov Records. It is ACxDC's first full-length, finally delivered eleven years after forming.

Decibel Magazine has posted a studio report from ACxDC frontman Sergio Amalfitano, which can be seen at this location. The new album's track list is as follows:

1) Destroy Create
2) Misled
3) Paid In Full
4) Vegangelical
5) Holmes
6) Overstimulated
7) Cheap Punks
8) Hipler Youth
9) Savior Complexxx
10) Endless Failure
11) Blood
12) Dead Cops
13) Keep Sweet
14) Lifeless
15) Filicide
16) Give Up

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Brutal Truth To Play Obscene Extreme Fest

The Obscene Extreme festival will be taking place from July 16th - 20th, with ticket information available at this location. Now the festival has announced several new additions to the lineup, including Brutal Truth and Morgoth. The festival organizers comment:

"Few bands represent Obscene Extreme as fully as US grind legends Brutal Truth – they've weathered break-ups and line-up changes, but never once have they halted in their mission to keep pushing the bleeding edge of grindcore.

"Never complacent, each steamroller of Brutal Truth album has furthered their sound and moved the goalposts for the whole damn genre in the process. Now bassist, founding member and extreme metal champion Dan Lilker approaches his 50th birthday, he's stepping back from music and his baby - Brutal Truth - will be no more.

"When the band returned in 2006, it was Obscene Extreme the following year that welcomed them back as very personification of the festival. Now, seven years later we'll bid them farewell with one final performance. Obscene Extreme 2014 – this promises to be unforgettable!!!

"Another band that will be stepping out onto the Obscene Extreme stage this year will be fathers of the German death metal scene, the mighty Morgoth. Originally split in 1998 after only three albums - the coffin-lid hammering of 1991's ‘Cursed,’ 1993's forward-thinking ‘Odium’ and their most divisive albums ever, 1995's post-punk ‘Feel Sorry For The Fanatic.’ More...

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ACxDC To Release New LP Via Melotov

Powerviolence act Antichrist Demoncore has officially teamed up with Melotov Records for the release of its debut full-length LP. Also popularly known as ACxDC, the band enters LA's The Pit Studio next week with producer Taylor Young (Xibalba, Twitching Tongues) to record the as-yet-untitled album. The following press release was issued about the band:

"With origins dating back to 2003, ACxDC returned to the scene in 2010 after a hiatus and has been systematically killing ever since. Although its Melotov Records debut is its first full-length, the band has a slew of EPs and splits under its belt, released via labels like Deep Six and To Live A Lie. Founder and frontman Sergio Amalfitano has described the band's mission as a 'war on any and all fundamentalism.' A pillar of the LA scene, ACxDC has played in the LA area with every band that matters and has toured with the likes of Capitalist Casualties. Current members also do time in other bands, most notably drummer Jorge Luis Herrera who bashes for powerviolence veterans Despise You.

"Melotov Records is the LA-based label founded in 2008 by Melanie Voltz. Now distributed exclusively by Converge frontman Jake Bannon's label, Deathwish Inc, Melotov is on a tear with recent releases by The Banner, Bone Dance, and Ghostlimb, and new upcoming 2014 releases by ACxDC, Tiger Flowers, and more.

"ACxDC's debut LP is slated for a late spring 2014 release on Melotov. The band has a European summer tour in the works, including festivals such as Fluff Fest and Obscene Extreme."

Melotov's Melanie Voltz states: "Words cannot describe how excited I am to be working with ACxDC. Not only are they monumental in the Los Angeles punk/hardcore community, but their beliefs and methods of promoting them are something I strongly identify with – veganism, marriage equality, anti-authority, etc. Antichrist Demoncore are a staple band, not just for their genre, but for encouraging change and opening conversations on difficult subjects in a way that makes it accessible for people within the aggressive music community. They are also some of the most down-to-earth dudes I've met. Their work ethic and moral codes, coupled with their insane live performances and equally insane 'audience participation', had me hooked upon initial exposure. I can't tell you how damn cool it is to now have the opportunity to be their home for this release."

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Theories To Embark On U.S. Tour

Theories will embark on the band's next full-on road warrior escapade in just over one week, busting out of Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, October 2nd with seventeen more cities in line after the opening night's slaughter.

Along the way Theories will hook up with Death March and ACxDC for several shows each throughout California on the way to take part in this year's Southwest Terror Fest before trekking back north, closing with a welcome-the-fuck-back home show on the 19th.

Freshly detached from recent sessions terrorizing Red Room Studios in Seattle, Theories has completed recording for two separate upcoming releases with producer Derek Moree; one is a still-untitled debut LP, pending release on a label to be determined, as well as tracks for a split 7" with an act to be announced. More...

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Unearthing The Powerviolence Underground

If you ever wondered where much of the hardcore and some of the punk scene went in the past couple of decades, the answer is it went even more underground. Back in the early nineties, when hardcore and metal came together to create the wildly popular thrashcore movement, a lot of the true hardcore punks in the scene remained disenchanted. They identified with the metallic element but wanted the music to remain distinct and focus on ideals and themes of socio-political decay.

No better was this driven home more than by the act of several commercial bands loosely labeled 'punk' by the airwaves, like Green Day or Sublime, that made the true denizens of hardcore create an even more underground niche of brutality in their musical style - thus giving rise to the powerviolence movement. The origin of the term is disputed, but is mostly attributed to Infest guitarist Matt Domino, at the time in the band Neanderthal with Eric Wood, who blurted out 'power fuckin violence' in an interview on alternative Californian station KXLU. The term stuck and was first mentioned in the song "Hispanic Small Man Power (HSMP)" by pioneering genre band Man Is The Bastard. More...

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