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Formed: 2005
From: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Surgeon News

Below is our complete Surgeon 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.

Surgeon Streams New Song "Burn"

Philadelphia-based blackened metal outfit Surgeon premieres a new song titled "Burn", taken from the upcoming new album "Beast of Light", which will be out in stores August 30 via Anthropic Records.

"Beast of Light" features artwork by Fred Grabosky (FTG Illustrations) and was recorded by the band, and mixed and mastered by Kevin Antreassian (Dillinger Escape Plan) at Backroom Studios.

Check out now "Forest of Ghosts" below. More...

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Surgeon Premieres New Song & Music Video

Philadelphia-based progressive metal outfit Surgeon premieres a new song and music video for "Forest of Ghosts", taken from the upcoming new album "Beast of Light", which will be out in stores this August via Perfect World Productions.

Check out now "Forest of Ghosts" below.

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Surgeon Locks Down Mini-Tour

Philly's epic metal outfit Surgeon has confirmed an upcoming Fall tour in support of second full-length release, "Chemical Reign."

On November 14th, Surgeon will traverse south to converge with the cohorts in Midnight Eye for the week-long run, kicking the tour off in Washington, DC that evening supporting the mighty Absu.

The following six nights will see Surgeon and Midnight Eye rolling through Richmond, Harrisonburg, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Boston where the tour comes to an end on November 20th.

11/14/2013 The Pinch - Washington, DC w/ Absu, D.O.C.
11/15/2013 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA (matinee) w/ RAVN, Throne of Carrion
11/16/2013 Crayola House - Harrisonburg, VA
11/17/2013 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD w/ Brothers Kardell, Snakefist
11/18/2013 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA w/ Dirt Worshipper, Skeleton Hands
11/19/2013 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Throoat, Blackout
11/20/2013 O'briens - Boston, MA More...

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Surgeon Comments On Upcoming Album

The Philadelphia-based progressive metal outfit Surgeon, featuring Sean Bolton (vocals, bass), Lydia Giordano (guitars) and drummer Ruston Grosse (who also doubles as the touring drummer for seminal death metal act Master, ex- Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Woe), is set to release sophomore effort "Chemical Reign" on May 21st, 2013.

The album was produced by Surgeon and Kevin Antreassian (Dillinger Escape Plan, Mike Portnoy, Russell Allen of Symphony X) at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey. According to a press release, "Chemical Reign" finds the group "pushing the sonic envelope by mixing hooks with intricate melodies and crafting each song as an individual piece of art, but still creating a cohesive album that is both ambitious and bold."

“We are super excited to release this record because we see it as the beginning of a new era of what we can create. We've really grown together as a band recording this record and can't wait to reach our fans and new audiences alike,” says guitarist Lydia Giordano. More...

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Surgeon Streaming New Album's Title Track

As the second full-length from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based metal outfit Surgeon nears its triumphant release onto public ears this Spring, today the band releases another brand new track from the opus, entitled "Chemical Reign."

Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles has posted an exclusive listen to the title track to Surgeon's new album... unleash “Chemical Reign” right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"While Surgeon’s output may be simply classified as 'progressive metal' to some, the band ventures into foreign territory for most by-the-books classical and fusion acts of the progressive metal umbrella. Perhaps simply 'epic metal' is a more defining tag, as the talented crew seamlessly blends a variety of rugged post-death and post-doom elements into their craft, infectiously creating a sound all their own, but undoubtedly in the vein of notable bands including Pharaoh, Atlantean Kodex and Slough Feg. More...

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Surgeon Returns With Second Album

Philadelphia progressive rock/metal act Surgeon has announced that the band will self-issue the forthcoming sophomore LP "Chemical Reign" on May 19th, 2013 both as a CD and digital release. More information on purchasing the album can be found on the band's Facebook Page.

According to the press release: "A shockingly unknown band outside of the local scene until now, SURGEON propels an organic, flowing style of progressive metal with bold rock buildups, which also merges into the realms of epic, classic doom. Comprised of vocalist/bassist Sean Bolton, lead guitarist Lydia Giordano and drummer Ruston Grosse (ex-Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, ex-Woe, Master tour drummer), the band recorded their debut album Angry Guest at Electrical Audio in Chicago by Steve Albini, self-releasing it onto the masses in 2008. Their energy and attitude carries through both in the studio as well as on-stage, a feature that has helped the three seasoned musicians become known across the Philadelphia region, with SURGEON having shared the stage with Stinking Lizaveta, Howl, Black Cobra and others.

"Crafting each song as an individual piece of art, blending their infectious hooks with intricate melodies SURGEON’s alloy of metals shines more than ever on the band’s ambitious second opus, Chemical Reign. Boasting nearly fifty minutes of material recorded with Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey (Mike Portnoy, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Number More...

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