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Formed: 2000
From: Cincinnati, OH, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Estuary News

Below is our complete Estuary 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.

Cardiac Arrest Added To Enthroned Dates

Ibex Moon Record's Estuary and Cardiac Arrest have been added to select dates on the upcoming Enthroned / Destroyer 666 / Pathology tour. Cardiac Arrest drummer, Jim "Grindhead" Deabenderfer issued the following statement:

"We are very proud to be a part of such a strong lineup for the Enthroned/Destroyer 666 tour. All the bands on the bill are outstanding, including the headliners, Pathology, and Estuary. We are in good company, and it's always nice to share the stage with bands that challenge you to up your game every night. Being on the road with our old friends in Estuary is a dream come true, and people coming to the shows are in for a well-rounded, killer metal show! We'd like to express our thanks to John at Ibex Moon and Dan at The Pantheon Agency for providing this opportunity. The Word of ROT is Spreading... internationally! You are next!"

The currently announced dates are as follows: More...

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Live Footage of Master's U.S. Tour Posted Online

Veteran death metal band MASTER, who began their first tour of the United States in a decade this week, have posted live footage online.

The current tour coincides with the recent release of their new album, "Slaves to Society" (on Ibex Moon). You can see live footage of the band performing the title track at the start of the tour on October 16th, 2008 at the Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania below.

A cool MASTER tour page with music, tour dates, photos and bio has been created for the tour here.

The rest of Master's tour dates are as follows, with support by labelmates Estuary: More...

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Master Issues Tour Update

Veteran death metal band MASTER, currently on tour across the United States in support of their new album Slaves to Society (on Ibex Moon), have posted an tour update online.

A statement from bassist/singer Paul Speckmann reads:

"The tour began after I arrived in Philadelphia. As always there were problems from the get go. After arriving in the USA, the airlines sent my guitar to Chicago and my bag elsewhere. I had to visit the airport twice the following morning to find the stuff. With all the governmental control here, you have to wonder how this could happen. Anyways, the practicing began with Alex Bouks and Rustin Grosse the following morning. We rehearsed three days and began in Pittsburgh. It was a cool turnout for the rehearsal show, and the energy from the crowd reminded me what I missed about America. At all the shows over the last week, the old school diehards have been showing up. People are supporting Master, buying the merch etc. It's a bit different to say the least driving around in a van, but that's the American underground. If I could say anything bad or negative, it's only that many times food is an issue and/or how often we are waiting in front of the club for the local promoters. Of course this is nothing new because this was the same back in 1996 when I toured here last. I have to thank Ibex Moon and Matt Bishop for their efforts and support in this endeavor. Too bad our driver Mike quit after his old lady called him home. I suppose touring is not for everyone. See you out on the road." More...

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New Master MP3, "Slaves to Society," Available

The title track from MASTER's upcoming album, "Slaves to Society" (out September 16th, 2008 on Ibex Moon) has been posted for download on the official Ibex Moon Records MySpace page.

The album, released last year on Twilight Records in Europe, is being reissued through Ibex Moon Records with bonus tracks.

In other news, the veteran death metal band led by frontman/bassist Paul Speckmann will tour the United States for the first time in a decade to coincide with the release of their new album. The tour dates for the upcoming tour are: More...

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Fierce Allegiance To Play Mayhem in May MetalFest

Washington, DC area metal band Fierce Allegiance has been confirmed for the Mayhem in May MetalFest in Kentucky this weekend. FIERCE ALLEGIANCE will be playing on May 18th.

The organizers of the third annual Mayhem in May MetalFest — which is scheduled to take place May 17-18 at Uncle Pleasants (2126 South Preston St) in Louisville, Kentucky — have announced the 36 band festival lineup. Day One of the fest will be headlined by Incantation, Diabolic, Mortal Decay and Waco Jesus. Day Two will be headlined by Demiricous and touring package Vital Remains, Skinless, Infernaeon, Fierce Allegiance.

The complete lineup is as follows: More...

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Goreaphobia Postpones Canadian Tour

GOREAPHOBIA, who were supposed to hit Canada for a short tour with ESTUARY and LAPIDATE beginning on May 8th in Toronto, Ontario has issued the following statement:

Chris Gamble GOREAPHOBIA's vocalist and bassist comments "An unfortunate incident has come up and Goreaphobia is forced to postpone the Canadian tour. A very serious issue has arose that had made it impossible for us to do the tour. We wish to keep the details private out of respect to the people involved. We are very sorry about this sad crisis that has happened. We all are in full preparations to re-schedule the Canadian tour dates as soon as possible. We thank everyone for their understanding on this unfortunate crisis, and sincere support for these difficult times. We promise to make every full effort to strike Canada with all our blackend death metal hearts! Thank you to everyone out there for your support and understanding of this time in personal need. We salute you all! See you soon."

"Both ESTUARY and LAPIDATE will still be doing the tour so make sure you go to the shows and show your support!" More...

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Master and Estuary Planning U.S. Tour

MASTER and ESTUARY will hit the road together in October. The first dates to be released are as follows:

October 19 - Boston, MA @ The Church w/ Sexcrement
October 26 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory

You can find more information on the tour online here.

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Estuary and Goreaphobia to Tour Eastern Canada

ESTUARY will team up with GOREAPHOBIA and Unmatched Brutality recording artists LAPIDATE for seven shows throughout Eastern Canada between May 8 to May 15.

ESTUARY guitarist Ash Thomas comments: "Needless to say, we are really looking forward to this experience. This will be our first time performing in Canada, and from what I can tell there's a killer Metal scene there. We promise to give it our all for the death metal freaks in these cities. Also, it's a real fucking honor to do these dates with GOREAPHOBIA They are by far one of my favorite bands from the early '90s era, and hold legendary status as far as I'm concerned . This makes it all the more KILLER!"

"Speaking of a real honor," comments ESTUARY's lead vocalist Zdenka Prado, "We are extremely pleased to announce that Jack Owen will once again be handling bass duties on this trek. Jack did an awesome job on the Balkans Assassination, tour and we are thankful to have him on board once again. These shows will definitely kick ass! I can't wait to share the front lines with the Canadian maniacs in some non-stop head thrashing action."

Jack Owen states: "I'm honored once again to be sharing the stage with my friends, and thrash death maniacs ESTUARY! Also thrilled to head to the great white north and see the many fans and friends from over the years! It's a short tour, but should be full of blast beats and mystery meat! Some of you may not know, but I will be playing bass on this tour as I did on ESTUARY's European tour in October of 2007, which was a total blast. See you soon!"

GOREAPHOBIA's Chris G. Mezzadurus adds: "We are very excited about coming into Canada for the first time. As A matter of fact, this Canadian tour will be the first time in GOREAPHOBIA's history to EVER play outside the United States!!! Canada has A very close and sacred place in my soul for extreme heavy metal! Canada has spawned some of the greatest metal acts of all time for myself, GOREAPHOBIA, and legions of metalheads as well! VOIVOD has been one of GOREAPHOBIA's most paragon inspiration and innovative master of extreme metal music! Also, bands we have admired and loved are RAZOR, EXCITER, SACRIFICE, SLAUGHTER, and PILEDRIVER, to name A few mighty Canadian influences. We hope that the Canadian metal maniacs that come to see us for the first time are just as excited as we are to perform for them! See you all soon, and in the great words of EXCITER, 'LONG LIVE THE LOUD!'"

Here are the confirmed tour dates: More...

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New England Deathfest Details Revealed

The first New England Deathfest will take place on August 8th, 9, and 10th at Club Hell & Jerky's in Providence, Rhode Island. The event will feature two stages with performances from over thirty bands. Two-day passes are available for $40 in advance, while one-day passes are $25. The following bands have been revealed thus far:

Dying Fetus
Circle Of Dead Children
Mortal Decay
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Insidious Decrepancy
The Partisan Turbine
Atrocious Abnormality
Inhuman Dissiliency
Parasitic Extirpation

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Jack Owen To Play With Estuary On Tour This Fall

Guitarist, Jack Owen (Deicide, Ex-Cannibal Corpse) will be joining forces with Ohio Death Thrashers ESTUARY for the upcoming “Balkans Assassination Tour” taking place this October alongside Krisiun, INCANTATION and Inactive Messiah.

"It's an honor to be performing with my long time friends in ESTUARY. It just makes perfect sense to me. Deicide is on hiatus, ESTUARY are a tight technical outfit, Massive Music is one of the best booking agents in Europe right now, and the cities and countries we'll visit make it appealing as well. And I'll be hanging with metal brothers Krisiun and INCANTATION! It will be like a death metal vacation! And my love of death metal just can't be denied! See everyone in the Balkans!" -Jack Owen

Both parties are excited about the collaboration and eager to thrash with the Balkan Metal horde. ESTUARY vocalist Zdenka Prado commented, “Needless to say, we are extremely excited and thankful for this amazing opportunity. It will be a pleasure to slay the stage with one of the world’s best death metal musicians, and one of the coolest people I know. This tour will rage!”

ESTUARY will be playing as many shows as possible in the states this summer supporting their new release “The Craft of Contradiction", including their recent addition to The Central Illinois Metal Fest '07 taking place July 19th – 21st.

The latest Eurpean Estuary tour dates are: More...

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Incantation Discusses South American Tour Issues

Incantation's John McEntee releases a strong statement about Cathedral Rock Productions in regards to the Sourth American tour issues:

“There were many problems working with Cathedral Rock Productions. I would like to let everyone in the metal community know that he is a real con-artist and after talking to many bands and promoters that have worked with him we all agree the conclusion is he is a all around a rip-off that does not care about the bands, fans or anything else except how much money he can scam from everyone.”

John continues, “Even with the major problems and financial loss that Cathedral Rock Productions had plagued on us, we still made the best of the tour and have worked with many great people. We also want to thank all the Incantation supporters that have came out to the shows along with everyone that have helped us make the best of our problems with Cathedral Rock Productions."

INCANTATION would like all metal fans to read John's whole statement, as well as a detailed account from Tour Manager Roberto Lizarraga, on their website.

INCANTATION have no intention of letting this incident affect their loyalty to fans as they are currently preparing for the upcoming European and Mexico tours. See the tour dates below: More...

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Estuary Complete Second Album

Cincinnati death/thrashers Estuary have completed work on their second album, “The Craft of Contradiction,” which is set for release April 17 on Ibex Moon Records.

“It is by far the sickest and most thrashing brutal stuff I’ve done to date,” said front gutturalist Zdenka Prado. “It kicked my ass, and I’m positive it will definitely do the same to everyone who is waiting.”

Added guitarist/mainman Ash Thomas: “We are very proud and pleased with the finished product. It’s definitely a step up in all areas, including production, song writing, and playing. We are confident ‘The Craft of Contradiction’ will not disappoint our fans or any fans of dark thrash tinged death metal.”

Lyrically, “The Craft of Contradiction” takes on a thematic approach, theorized from a “timeline” perspective of humankind’s manipulated origins to its material plight and ultimate return to truth.

The full track listing is as follows: More...

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Mortician, Incantation To Appease The Beast

Mortician, Incantation, Sadistic Intent Confirmed For To Appease The Beast Festival

MORTICIAN, INCANTATION and SADISTIC INTENT have been confirmed for the To Appease The Beast festival, set to take place on December 3 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. According to the event organizers, "There will be not a Gathering of the Bestial Legion Fest in 2005. (Los Angeles' only true extreme metal fest). We could not lock down the lineup we wanted, so we will have Bestial Fest in 2006. In the meantime the beast must be appeased, so we bring you To Appease The Beast." The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


Bands will perform on two stages. Tickets are $25 day of show, $20 pre-sale. For more information, visit www.ironroom.cjb.net.

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Dwell in Darkness Festival Details

The Dwell in Darkness festival will take plance in Elbos, Ohio from June 10-11. Bands are as follows:

Friday, June 10:

Black Trinity

Saturday, June 11:

Into Eternity
All Shall Perish
REV. 9
I Died Trying

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More Info On Ohio's Dwell In Darkness Festival

June 10th-11th will mark the return of the nationally acclaimed 'Dwell in Darkness' festival that is set to bring a dark cloud over the city of Dayton, Ohio for two straight days. In a waning metal scene, SMNnews.com in conjunction with JagerMeister, and The End Records will be breathing new life back into Dayton, Ohio for a two day metal extravaganza that will feature a myriad of international, national, regional, and local bands.

The 2 days of pure metal fury will be unleashed at Elbos, a premiere Dayton venue that will be housing most diverse festival that North America has to offer. Located in the heart of the "Oregon District", Elbos features an outdoor patio, pool tables, vendorville and merch areas, and a full bar.

Headlining Day One (June 10th) of Dwell in Darkness II, all the way from Norway will be Century Media Records' mighty Extol. The band will be performing in support of their May 3rd release "Blueprint Dives" as they trek across North America. Co-headlining with Extol will be Listenable Records' road-warriors Incantation who will be making a special one-off appearance before heading out on a full US tour with Hate Eternal. Like a turd in your easter basket, Friday's lineup wouldn't be complete without the almighty grindcore quartet of Circle of Dead Children. Day one of terror continues with the addition of the incredibly brutal black metal stalwarts Summon, regional powerhouses Estuary, and Cleopatra Records artists Wehrwolfe. Also flying in from Norway to make a rare one off US performance, will be up and coming death metallers Judas Goat. Fusing the best of the mid-west and east coast with a flavorful touch of European metal delight, June 10th is set to make metal history in Dayton, Ohio. Throcult will also be making there way across a few states to debut some new material for all to see and hear. On top of that…preparing to send a bold, powerful statement to their local metal community, rounding out the day's lineup will be Blackmetal.com artists Sin Origin, regionals Black Trinity and Skullcap, New York's Fecal Corpse, Kansas Metal Awards winners Evermourn, Kentucky's Day I Dread, West Virginia's Premature Burial, and locals Elusive Travel.

If Friday wasn't enough - prepare for the unstoppable lineup of Saturday (June 11th)…Headlining the 2nd day of this amazing event will be the insane, intense, musical powerhouses who recently inked a deal with TVT Records and go by the name of Bobaflex. Known for their brutal live show, and onstage intensity, the band will be taking time out of the studio to headline this prestigious Ohio event - so start preparing yourself. Adding to the tally of the east coast's biggest names in rock and metal that will be appearing at Dwell in Darkness II is Artemis Records' Dog Fashion Disco. DFD will be making a special one off appearance to take to the stage in Dayton, Ohio as they continue to work on their major label debut. Century Media's finest Canadian act, progressive-melodic-death metallers Into Eternity as well as one of Nuclear Blast Records latest signings All Shall Perish will be storming the front, part of an all out main stage Ohioan aural assault.

Also diverging away from their regular touring schedule, from the white-hot West Coast label, Prosthetic Records (Lamb of God, All that Remains, Himsa, etc.), will be one of West Virginia's most merciless and forthright acts - Byzantine. Alas, what would a true festival be without a bit of female spice? Broadzilla, who have toured the world, will also be stopping by to tear the house down. Jetting over from Illinois, with bottles of Jager in hand, and plenty of free merch, will be Metal Blade Records artists and rock and roll virtuosos the Heavils - expect a set-time full of surprises! The pit doesn't stop there. Upping the ante and flying in from New York City to wreak havoc upon the city of Dayton, a band who will be making their second Dwell in Darkness appearance, is former Century Media/Kingfisher Records hardcore artists 4 in tha Chamber. Also making the trip from the East Coast, a group who has taken to the stage at European Festivals such as Wacken, and have toured relentlessly all over Germany, will be Twisted Tower Dire. Other namesakes rounding out the billing for Saturday, June 11th will be doomsters Avernus, who recently inked a deal with Flood the Earth Records, Lifeforce Records' Hell Within, New York City's Mr. Bungle Fast Eddie, as well as, A Waking Nightmare, The Messiah Complex, Rev. 9, Project 44, Jackalopes, I Died Trying, Morphic Resonance, Splitt, Caje, Lowchain, Ludavico Technique, Seconds from Disaster, Enslaved to Mercy, South Gate, Regiment, Dissonant Hatred, Krimson Reign, Needless Guilt, Rewind, Diskreet, Metaphysical, Woe of Tyrants and Fourty Tour.

This two day phenomenon, that features artists from Ferret Records, Metal Blade Records, Century Media Records, Prosthetic Records, Cleopatra Records, TVT Records, Listenable Records, and Lifeforce Records, with bands coming in from Norway, Pennsylvania, Kansas, West Virginia, California, Illinois, Kentucky, and New York. The show will ONLY cost a mere $15 dollars a day, with two-day passes running for a discounted rate at $27. Bringing in genres of music from all across the world, and from all across the United States, Dwell in Darkness II provides the best in hardcore, metal core, heavy metal, black metal, death metal, doom, industrial, and much, much more all for the cost of a 3 band club show.

There will also be hourly giveaways, raffles, contests, festival shirts, merch booths, autograph sessions with performing artists, vendorville areas, and much, much more. Also on hand to complete your two days of metal will be SMNnews.com and SMN Promotions Staff, who will be flying in to meet and greet fans, and MC the event. Discounted hotels rates are available for traveling parties through the Red Roof Inn in Miamisburg, Ohio @ 937-866-0705 - just mention the group name of 'Dwell'!

More show information is available at: http://dwellindarkness.SMNnews.com.

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More Bands Confirmed For Minneapolis Mayhem 2

WINTERTHRALL, EPICUREAN and ESTUARY are the latest confirmations for this year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 Metalfest which will take place over two days - Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th at Star Central in Columbia Heights, MN.

Acts scheduled to appear now include: More...

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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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