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Napalm Records has announced the signing of legendary old school American death metal band Jungle Rot. The band will enter the studio in December in order to record the material for the upcoming album. The release of their Napalm debut, "What Horrors Await," is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2009.
The band commented: "It's nice to finally have a label we can call home. We have watched this label grow from their beginnings. We're definitely glad to be part of the Napalm roster and we hope to be a great asset and addition to the label. The new album is going to completely crush! We look forward to a long and prosperous tenure with Napalm Records!"
Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT have issued the following update:
"We've been negotiating with labels and it's going well. Pretty sure we're locked in with one, but can't make any official announcement until the deal is sealed."
"The new songs we're writing have been coming together nicely; we're having a blast with it and should have some fun stuff coming up."
"There is a possibility we might be releasing another DVD, either that or a DVD will be coming out with the new album. We'll see how that one pans out." More...
Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT have scheduled the following dates:
Feb. 08 - Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Mar. 28 - Die Eiche - Crailsheim, GER
Mar. 29 - Romein - Leeuwarden, NETH
Mar. 30 - Baroeg - Rotterdam, NETH
Apr. 04 - K17 - Berlin, GER
Apr. 08 - PMK - Innsbruck, AUT
Apr. 12 - Timeout Rock Cafe - Porto, POR
Apr. 16 - Viper Room - Vienna, AUT
Apr. 17 - Take Five - Bad Mittendorf, AUT
Jul. 25 - Thunder Of Gods Fest - Mount Prospect, IL
Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT have issued the following update:
"The Rot is playing at the Hattrix on September 1st with other Kenosha-based death metal group CROWN OF CONSEQUENCE. Be sure to get there!
Also, don't forget to check out other upcoming dates on our myspace.
A previous update from the band reads: "We are no longer obligated to Crash Music Inc. and are seeking a new label home. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neil Zacharek left the band in May to focus on his family. Former drummer Eric House has re-joined the fold.
We've secured the direct support slot for the upcoming MASSACRE Re-Animated tour! Here are some dates:
Re-Animated Tour (with MASSACRE, DENIAL FIEND, more)
26 - K17 - Berlin, Germany
27 - TBA - Denmark
28 - TBA - Kopenhagen, Denmark
29 - N8 - Osnabruck, Germany
30 - Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau, Germany
31 - TBA - Germany
1 - Live Factory - Adelsheim, Germany
2 - TBA - Holland
3 - Metropolis - Munchen, Germany
4 - Kulturhaus - Althofen, Austria
5 - TBA - Austria
6 - TBA - Austria
7 - TBA - Switzerland
8 - TBA - Italy
9 - An Club - Athens, Greece
10 - Transilvania Live - Milano, Italy
11 - TBA - France
12 - La Loco - Paris, France
13 - The Garage - Saarbrucken, Germany
14 - TBA - Holland
15 - TBA - Belgium
We've been writing new songs lately and getting ideas down for the next record which we hope to have out by early 2008. Some of the new song titles are 'Nerve Gas Catastrophe', 'On The Front Lines', 'What Horrors Await' and 'God Forgives, I Don't'. We're liking the direction on the new material and things are sounding real good."
DENIAL FIEND, the new project that unites vocalist Kam Lee (Massacre, Death) with bassist Terry Butler (Massacre, Death, Six Feet Under), drummer Curtis Beeson (Nasty Savage), and Sam Williams (Down By Law, Pseudo Heroes) expressed their excitement for the current recording including Mike Browning's (Morbid Angel, Nocternus, After Death) guest vocal spot on the track "Return To The Tombs Of The Cursed Blind Dead" for their latest release "They Rise".
"Mike did a fucking great job, and his signature evil demonic voice just makes the song that much more dark and sinister!" A huge macabre thanks to Mike for his contribution to the album! DENIAL FIEND have been at MANA studios mixing the new album and everything is going mayhem! Brian Elliot is a fucking evil genius behind the board, and is really making our sound complete! Drums are mixed as well as Bass tracks, and we'll be starting with guitars next... then onto the vocals. Everything is fucking blazing and solid and truely captures that raw feel and style that is DENIAL FIEND!"
Additionally DENIAL FIEND are excited to finally get on the road. Recently Kam Lee had some passport problems which hindered their traveling, but now everything has been cleared up and DENIAL FIEND are 100% doing an upcoming tour.
This exceptionally rare, "Massacre Re-animated Tour", will re-unite MASSACRE and lay ground for DENIAL FIENDS's first tour ever. The proposed dates will be from Oct. 25th - Nov.19th of this year through Europe.
Current confirmed dates for the "Massacre Re-animated Tour" featuring Massacre, Jungle Rot, Denial Fiend, Suicidal Angel, Exterminator and Ashura are:
10.26 Berlin (GER) K 17
10.29 Osnabrück (GER) N 8
10.30 Glauchau (GER) Alte Spinnerei
11.01 Adelsheim (GER) Live Factory
11.03 München (GER) Metropolis
11.09 Athen (GREECE) An Club
11.10 Mailand (ITALY) Transylvania Live
11.12 Paris (FRANCE) La Loco
11.13 Saarbrücken (GER) Garage
11.16 London (UK) tba
11.17 Dublin (IRE) Voodoo Lounge
11.18 Manchester (UK) tba
Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.
Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...
Midwest metal quartet JUNGLE ROT, who have been plying their trade for over ten years with labels such as Olympic/Century Media, have parted ways with Crash Music Inc. and are now looking for a new home. You can listen to the band here.
Deicide have added announced more tour dates for their upcoming tour with Jungle Rot, Hurtlocker, and Desolation. Added dates are as follows:
October 1 - Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's
October 3 - St. Paul, MN @ TBA
October 4 - Rapid City, SD @ TBA
October 5 - Denver, CO @ TBA
October 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
October 7 - Boise, ID @ TBA
October 8 - Seattle, WA @ TBA
DEICIDE, JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER, and DESOLATION will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in late September. According to a representative for DEICIDE's booking agency, Taylor Touring, the following dates have been confirmed so far:
Sep. 20 - Huntington Music Hall (Monkey Bar) - Huntington, WV
Sep. 21 – Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Sep. 22 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Sep. 23 - Sterling Rock Room - Allentown, PA
Sep. 24 - Bottoms Up - Flushing, NY
Sep. 25 - Mark's Place - Manchester, NH
Sep. 26 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Sep. 27 - Big Bop/Reverb Room - Toronto, ON
Sep. 28 – TBA - Detroit, MI
Sep. 29 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 30 - Clearwater Theater - Dundee, IL
Sep. 31 - Vnuk's - Cudahy, WI
More shows will be announced soon.
Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT will start filming a video for the track "Victims of Violence" this week with director Dave Paul (DISTURBED, FIREBALL MINISTRY, SKANK) of DP Filmworks. The clip will be filmed at a military vehicle graveyard in Wisconsin. "Victims Of Violence" comes off the band's upcoming album, "War Zone", due on June 27 via Crash Music.
Commented the band: "We're looking forward to working with Dave and hope to see our joint vision realized on film soon!"
In other news, JUNGLE ROT will be holding a record-release party for "War Zone" this Sunday at Exit in Chicago. Exit is located at 1315 W. North Ave. There is absolutely NO cover! There will be giveaways including the new album and shirts, drink specials all night, and bassist James Genenz will guest DJ for the evening. The party is for guests 21 and older.
Upcoming JUNGLE ROT shows:
Jul. 21 - Woodys - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jul. 22 - Central Illinois Metalfest - Urbana, IL
Jul. 28 - Knights Of Columbus Hall - Arlington Heights, IL
Jul. 29 - Hattrix - Kenosha, WI
Aug. 25 - Nite Cap - Chicago, IL (w/ORIGIN)
Aug. 26 - Hattrix - Kenosha, WI
Jungle Rot have posted the following update:
The official release date for our new album "War Zone" is now set for June 27th on Crash Music Inc. Be sure you check out the lead-off track, "Victims Of Violence", from the new album at our MySpace page. Plans are in the works to have a record release party at EXIT in Chicago on June 25th. More details about that soon.
Jungle Rot has been named as direct support for Deicide on their upcoming U.S. tour! We'll be hitting the road in support of "War Zone" on September 20th with Deicide and our brothers in Hurtlocker and Desolation! The tour should be hitting pretty much every major market in the U.S., as well as some smaller ones. We're counting on you, the fans, to come on out to these shows and support, as we need it now more than ever! More details coming soon as well as all dates and locations!
We are still slated to appear at this years Central Illinois Metalfest in Urbana, Illinois on the weekend of July 21st-22nd. We will also be performing on Friday, August 25th, 2006 at Nite Cap Lounge in Chicago supporting our buds in Origin! In the coming months we will be looking to book a few shows in and around the Chicagoland and Wisconsin areas. Details will always be posted here and at our MySpace page.
We would like to thank everyone that made our recent European trip a complete success! We had a great time and met and made many new fans this time around! We appreciate all the support! Thanks to the bands Macabre, Whorecore, Impaled Nazarene, Xenomorph, Disparaged, Structural Defect, Deface, all our friends overseas, and to our crew Jorg, Locke, Alex, Matt, and Speckmann for all their invaluable help! Pictures will be posted soon!
The official website will be getting a facelift in the next month!
JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER and DESOLATION have been confirmed as the support acts for DEICIDE on their fall 2006 U.S. tour. The trek, which will kick off September 20 and run through October 31, will include stops in the following cities, among others: Virginia Beach, Va.; Allentown, Pa.; Manchester, N.H.; and Cleveland, Oh.
As previously reported, DEICIDE have confirmed an all-ages CD release show commemorating 06/06/06 (June 6) and the release of their new album, "The Stench of Redemption". The concert will take place at the Iliff Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado, near Denver. Plans also exist for DEICIDE to head over to Japan before the end of the year.
The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix", "The Stench of Redemption" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new DEICIDE lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH).
Origin will be touring this summer and have announced the following confirmed dates:
July 19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
July 20 - Fayetteville, AR @ The Dart Room
July 21 - St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
July 22 - Urbana, IL @ The Canopy (Central Illinois Metalfest)
July 23 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
July 24 - Moorhead, MN @ All Star Bowl
July 26 - Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
July 27 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
July 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound w/ Severed Savior
July 30 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
July 31 - Tijuana, MEX @ The Voodoo House
August 1 - Glendale, AZ @ Bulldogs
August 2 - El Paso, TX @ Chic's
August 4 - Dallas, TX @ Darkside Lounge
August 6 - Beaumont, TX @ Vortex
August 7 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
August 9 - Miami, FL @ Churchhill's
August 10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
August 12 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
August 13 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
August 14 - Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun
August 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern
August 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber Pass
August 19 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ Internal Suffering
August 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards
August 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose Lodge w/ Commit Suicide, Circle of Dead Children
August 23 - Cincinnnati, OH @ Top Cat's
August 25 - Chicago, IL @ Nite Cap w/ Jungle Rot
August 26 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bucketworks
Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT have finished recording their new album, "War Zone", tentatively due in June via Crash Music Inc. "Can't wait to hear this album mixed and mastered!" the band write on their web site. "Chris Djuricic is doing a great production job! Should be a JUNGLE ROT classic! The next couple days of studio time will be spent mixing the album. After that we'll have it mastered and shipped to the label, ready to be pressed."
"War Zone" track listing (in no particular order):
01. Ready For War
02. Victims Of Violence
03. Cut In Two
04. Killing Spree
05. Strong Shall Survive
07. Fight For Life
09. They Gave Their Lives
11. Savage Rites
JUNGLE ROT will be embarking on a European tour beginning on March 31 in Leeuwarden, Holland. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Mar. 31 - Leeuwarden, NETH @ MC Schaaf
Apr. 01 - Kopenhagen, DEN @ The Rock
Apr. 02 - Gothenberg, SWE @ Kreta
Apr. 03 - Linköping, SWE @ Skylten
Apr. 04 - Aarhus, DEN @ Musikcafeen
Apr. 06 - Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg
Apr. 07 - Gent, BEL @ Frontline
Apr. 08 - Hamburg, GER @ Headbangers Ballroom
Apr. 09 - Flensburg, GER @ Rox Music Hall
Apr. 11 - Graz, AUT @ Explosiv
Apr. 12 - Vienna, AUT @ Movimento
Apr. 13 - Innsbruck, AUT @ Hafen
Apr. 14 - ITA @ TBA
Apr. 15 - ITA @ TBA
Apr. 16 - ITA @ TBA
Apr. 18 - Barcelona, SPA @ Mephisto (w/ IMPALED NAZARENE)
Apr. 19 - Madrid, SPA @ Ritmo & Compas
Apr. 20 - Irun, SPA @ Tunk (w/ IMPALED NAZARENE)
Apr. 22 - Arnhem, NETH @ Willemeen (Op Volle Snoeren Festival)
Apr. 23 - GER @ TBA
Apr. 24 - GER @ TBA
Apr. 25 - Wermelskirchen, GER @ AZ Bahndamm (w/ IMPALED NAZARENE)
Apr. 26 - Karlsruhe, GER @ Katakombe (w/ IMPALED NAZARENE)
Apr. 27 - Zittau, GER @ Cafe Emil
Apr. 28 - Berlin, GER @ K 17
Apr. 29 - Giebelstadt, GER @ I Park Klingholz Sporthalle
Apr. 30 - Halle, GER @ Rockstation
Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT will enter the studio on February 27, 2006 to begin recording their new CD, entitled "War Zone". Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Territoriality", "Victims of Violence" and "Fight for Life". A summer release via Crash Music, Inc. is expected.
JUNGLE ROT, who recently replaced guitarist Jim Genenz with Geoff Bub, are planning on issuing their first DVD in early 2006, featuring footage of the group's performance at the Fuck the Commerce festival in Germany. The band's last album, "Fueled by Hate", was released in 2004 via Century Media/Olympic Recordings.
Enforsaken have signed a four- album deal with Crash Music Inc. Enforsaken will start work on the new album in October. The new album will be produced by Chris Djuricic (Jungle Rot) and has a release date set for Januar/Feruary 2006.
On Sunday, June 26th I attended the Hate Eternal show at BB King's in New York City. Along with Hate Eternal, openers were Jungle Rot, Into Eternity, Incantation, All Shall Perish, and Krisiun.
Jungle Rot opened and was exceptional from the first few songs I heard due to my prior engagement with Eric Rutan and the interview I had done with him. After Jungle Rot was All Shall Perish, I only knew that because I heard it from across the hall. I was in the bar wrapping up my interview. From what I heard as I walked in during their last few songs, they were pretty decent. Then, Into Eternity came on, I was expecting more from them seeing as my friend that came with me had me all hyped up about them, what I got was completely different.
Into Eternity’s set was more singing and melodic, which is ok, when you’re at a power metal show or some other type of show, not a death metal concert. Into Eternity’s musicianship was unique and they have good solos, but one starts to wonder after the first 3 songs if they can do anything else with the guitar besides the same solos. Into Eternity’s vocalist and drummer on the other hand were very good, the front man, Stu, put on an incredible falsetto, very energetic, and worked the crowd very well. Into Eternity’s drummer seemed to be the only one, along with the bassist, and Stu, holding the band together. Overall, they could have been better playing some of their harder material. Incantation was next, an exceptional death metal trio.
Incantation, at my first glance made me wonder where their fourth member was as the sound was overwhelming for just three people. Also, Incantation’s musicianship was incredible with the guitar solos and reminded me very much of Vader and Nile. Overall, I believe they were one of the best acts on the bill that night. Following Incantation was Krisiun. Having previously seen them at a local metal fest, I knew what to expect, or so I thought.
Krisiun came on and blew me away with their intense energy from start to finish. I was very much pleased, to say the least, that Krisiun improved their performance by showing 100% more energy than they had at the metal fest! When they came on, it was like the whole show had gotten an enormous wake up call and everyone jumped to life. Krisiun blew everyone away and left people begging for more! I would strongly recommend seeing them if they are in an area near you!
Last, but certainly not least, Hate Eternal came on! Having done the previous interview with Eric Rutan, I was expecting an amazing show and anxious to hear this “new sound” he had been talking about. Though, I did not get to hear it first, I was pleasantly surprised to say the least when they started with a lot of their older songs from their prior two albums. I was even more excited when they played my favorite Hate Eternal song, “King of All Kings”, but that wasn’t the highlight. In fact, the highlight didn’t come until 2-3 songs later when they started with some new songs of the new album, “I, Monarch”. Once I heard the new songs, I thought, “Wow, so THAT’S what the ranting and raving’s been about!” Hate Eternal have created what seems to be a brand new speed of metal, and new extreme in which to play metal. I do not believe ANY band could top their speed and quality! ESPECIALLY their live show, the end was my favorite because as soon as they started to play the last song, there was a MASS bum rush to the stage and everyone who wanted to, came up on stage and got to be up there with Hate Eternal for their last song! I give this band and this show a 10 for all bands being really cool, regardless of what critics might say or think and Hate Eternal for being EXTREMELY nice to their fans and yelling at guards that were taking kids off the stage!
Bloodfest '05 has changed its date to Sunday, July 31st. This is the second run of the Dayton hardcore/metal fest.
This years national acts include the following: Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Origin, Jungle Rot, Paria, Anal Blast, Animosity, The Zimmermann Note, The Meat Shits and Analog. Regional and local acts include: Immolatus, Dead Broke, Endless Sacrifice, Six Shots Fired, Sore Covered Whore, Imbortir, and Welcome to Wall Street.
There will be early headliners as well as evening headliners. Tickets on sale now for only $20 in advanced and $25 at the door. Tickets available locally through Dingleberrys, Gem City Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, and also online.
For all show info and updates go to www.bloodfestdayton.com.
Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT have announced the addition of guitarist James Genenz (current FLESHGRIND bassist) to the group's ranks. "James has filled in on the last couple tours and recently it was decided he should just join permanently," the band write in their latest update.
"We have just returned from our successful maiden voyage overseas with CATASTROPHIC, INCANTATION, FUNERUS, and HEXENHAMMER, and needless to say we had a great time. We felt quite at home in Europe as the fans greeted us with open arms every night. It was great to meet everyone and make new friends. Pictures and tour recaps can be found at our official site at www.junglerot.net or our MySpace page at www.myspace.com/junglerot.
"In other news, JUNGLE ROT will be hitting the road once again, this time in support of HATE ETERNAL and KRISIUN. We will be covering for INCANTATION on the Canadian dates due to immigration problems with Canada. There are also shows booked in between those dates at various locations. JUNGLE ROT will also be performing at this year's Ohio Death Fest 2005 in Lakewood, Ohio.
"JUNGLE ROT will begin writing the follow-up to 2004's 'Fueled by Hate' in the coming months. We have also finished our contractual obligation with Century Media/Olympic Recordings are in the process of finding a new label to call home. Already talking with a few very promising labels, but will consider all offers. Interested parties should contact us immediately!"
Here are the upcoming JUNGLE ROT shows: More...
Deicide have cancelled their previously announced show on October 4 at 4th & B in San Diego, California. No reason was given for the cancellation. Goatwhore, Cattle Decapitation, Jungle Rot and Gutrot will be doing a make-up show without Deicide on the same night at Brick By Brick in San Diego for only $7. A flyer for the concert can be viewed at this location.