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The Chasm

From: Mexico
Last Known Status: Unknown

Latest The Chasm News

Below is our complete The Chasm 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Second Thryfing Vocalist At Heathen Crusdade

The organizers of the Heathen Crusade Metalfest and the members of THYRFING are happy to announce that Toni Kocmut will be performing several songs with THYRFING during their set at the Heathen Crusade. For those of you who do not recognize the name, Toni performs the “clean” vocals on THYRFING’S releases. What makes this performance special is that this will be the first time that Toni has EVER performed live with THYRFING.

Patrik Lindgren of THYRFING had the following to say regarding Toni’s upcoming performance: "Of course we are very excited and thrilled about the fact that Toni is about to perform with us for the first time. We have been working with him on the albums for six years now, and have known him even longer than that, so of course the idea has been up for discussion, but now the plans are finally being realized. This addition to the line-up is making this gig even more unique than it already is, and I hope that the audience will appreciate this exclusive feature."

The Heathen Crusade Metalfest is set to take place on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at the Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's MOONSORROW, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL, THE CHASM, NOVEMBERS DOOM, TODESBONDEN, TYPHUS, DUMAH, AUTUMN ETERNAL and ENSHRINED.

Tickets for this ALL AGES show are on sale now ($25 in advance, $30 day of show). Additional information (schedule, hotels, vendors, band info, venue location, etc…) is available at the Heathen Crusade Official Website.

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Novembers Doom On Heathen Crusade Metalfest

Novembers Doom and Keen Of The Crow (featuring former members of MORGION) are the latest acts to be confirmed for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's Moonsorrow, Ireland's Primordial, Sweden's Thyrfing, The Chasm, Typhus and Todesbonden. Additional acts will be announced soon.

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Dew Scented On Minneapolis Mayhem 2 Metalfest

Minneapolis Mayhem 2 Metalfest will take place over two days - Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th at Star Central in Columbia Heights, MN. The latest act confirmed for the festival is DEW SCENTED.

Acts scheduled to appear now include: DEW SCENTED, THROCULT, THE CHASM, SUMMON, SODOM, SADUS and AVENGER OF BLOOD. More acts will be announced soon.

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Winter Migration BROOOTALITY '05 Tour

SMNNews.com and Metal Maniacs present the Winter Migration Broootality '05 tour. Bands featured are, Arsis, Mortician, Incantation, the Chasm, and Funerus. Confrimed dates are as follows:

January 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ South Paw w/ ROT IN PAIN, GNOSIS, KEVORKIAN
January 12 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
January 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
January 14 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Imperialist w/ MATRIARCH, NEOMORTEM
January 15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room w/ MATRIARCH
January 16 - Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade w/ MATRIARCH
January 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Sudsy Malone's w/ ESTUARY
January 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ SET ABLAZE
January 21 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
January 22 - Woodmere, Long Island, NY @ The Backstage w/ WATCHMAKER, KEVORKIAN'S ANGELS, RIGOR SARDONICUS, DIMENTIANON

One more date will be announced, with more bands to be added to the Long Island show. This will also mark the the first US appearances by the all-female death metal band from Puerto Rico, MATRIARCH.

The flyer for the tour can be seen at this location:

http://www.smnnews.com/sin/Broootality05.jpg

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The Chasm Touring Bassist Announced

Chicago's The Chasm have announced that they will be joined by bassist Ivan Galdamez of Chicago's Whorrid during their upcoming gigs with Mortician.

The Chasm's new album, "The Spell of Retribution", is scheduled for release on November 16 via Earache Records. The vinyl edition will be released on a single disc and the first 250 copies (the "Death & Retribution" edition) will include a limited-edition poster.

Comprising 10 tracks with a running time of over 66 minutes, "The Spell of Retribution" represents The Chasm's "most adventurous and ambitious project to date, and firmly sets them apart from the rest of the current death metal scene by incorporating purposely lengthy songs dealing with intricate concepts close to the heart of frontman Daniel Corchado," according to a posting on the Earache web site.

Recorded at Soto Sound Studios in Illinois and then mixed by Corchado at Lux Inframundis, the album's recording was not without its problems, including at one point a studio fire that set the schedule back and led to the CD taking longer than anticipated to complete.

A full-length MP3 of the new The Chasm track "Fortress", taken from the forthcoming album, is available for download at this location.

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The Chasm Post New Song Online

A brand-new The Chasm track, entitled "Fortress," has been posted online at this location.

"Fortress" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Spell of Retribution," due in November through the Earache subsidiary Wicked World Records. Comprising 10 tracks with a running time of over 66 minutes, "The Spell of Retribution" represents The Chasm's "most adventurous and ambitious project to date, and firmly sets them apart from the rest of the current death metal scene by incorporating purposely lengthy songs dealing with intricate concepts close to the heart of frontman Daniel Corchado," according to a posting on the Earache Records web site.

Recorded at Soto Sound Studios in Illinois and then mixed by Corchado at Lux Inframundis, the album's recording was not without its problems, including at one point a studio fire that set the schedule back and led to the CD taking longer than anticipated to complete.

Upcoming The Chasm shows:

w/ Mortician, Akercocke, Vehemence, Anal Blast: Oct. 17 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 (formerly The Lab)

w/ Mortician, Akercocke, Vehemence, Manticore: Oct. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Joe's

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Mortician, Akercocke, Vehemence Tour Dates

Mortician, Akercocke and Vehemence will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Sep. 22 - Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub
Sep. 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (w/ Dimentianon)
Sep. 26 - Tampa, FL - The Masquerade
Sep. 28 - New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern
Oct. 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Pound SF (w/ Impaled)
Oct. 11 - Portland, OR - Conan's
Oct. 12 - Seattle, WA - The Catwalk
Oct. 17 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4 (w/ The Chasm, Anal Blast, Teratism)
Oct. 18 - Chicago, IL - Joe's (w/ The Chasm, Manticore)
Oct. 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Sudsy Malone's (w/ Manticore, Estuary)

More dates will be announced soon.

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The Chasm Complete New Album

Mexican deathcult metal lords The Chasm have completed work on their new album, entitled "The Spell Of Retribution" (view cover). Here is a report from Earache Records' website:

Comprising 10 tracks with a running time of over 66 minutes, "The Spell of Retribution" represents The Chasm's most adventurous and ambitious project to date, and firmly sets them apart from the rest of the current Death Metal scene by incorporating purposely lengthy songs dealing with intricate concepts close to the heart of frontman Daniel Corchado.

Recorded at Soto Sound Studios in Illinois and then mixed by Corchado at Lux Inframundis, the album's recording was not without its problems, including at one point a studio fire that set the schedule back and led to the album taking longer than anticipated to complete.

Commenting on the completion of his band's latest opus, Corchado says:

We are definitely very proud to announce the completion of this new chapter, the 7th, in The Chasm's odyssey, after almost 3 months of hard work in the studio and a schedule full of delays and problems, "The Spell of Retribution" has reached the end of it's creative/constructive journey. Armed with a thick, darkened/heavy production, interwoven with what surely is our most complex and destructive material, "The Spell..." is for sure a lengthy and memorable piece of Darkened Heavy Metal that praises Death and certainly is not a one dimensional album, like so many infecting the scene nowadays.

We can assure the true believers of this Cult of Death, and to any fan and follower of this movement, who still feels the darkened flame of this music, that when you hear "The Spell..." you'll encounter a devastating experience, one full of unexpected turns and musical atmospheres presenting controlled chaos and the intense feeling of revenge and inner victory...

Here is the tracklisting for the album: More...

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The Chasm Finish Recording New CD

The Chasm have completed recordings for what they have dubbed the "most stressful/delayed recording we've ever done", and have sent through their masters for their upcoming CD to Earache Records. A release date is expected soon.

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The Chasm Issue Update from the Studio

Chicago death metallers The Chasm sent the following message from the reheasel room:

"We've been busy as hell here writing the new album, isolated and practising hard, and I mean really hard....A very intense process, with some bumps on the road, but with some very good and strong results too. We already have nine songs finished,the majority are between the 5-6 min. duration, so it's going to be another long record again, but fuck it, this is the way of the Deathcult, we procreate from the heart and soul and don't really think or waste time thinking how long the album is gonna be..... Now we just need one more song and that's it, it will be complete. There will be some surprises and twists, with, of course, our traditional style present and menacing all over the new chapters,I won't say too much, because words are simply that, words, and we prefer our music to do the talking, so far we are very satisfied with the new death chants, and we can assure to the believers and followers of our crusade that they won't be disappointed at all, and I mean it! More...

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