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Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:
"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"
The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:
"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.
"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.
"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."
The track listing is as follows: More...
Almost exactly two years since its initial release by Bones Brigade records (in collaboration with Kaotoxin records), Total Fucking Destruction's fourth and latest album to date, "Hater," is back as a cassette tape limited to 100 copies. This tape release features the addition of two bonus tracks - a studio and a live version of "Blinded," the band's Nasum cover). This cassette reissue will drop on January 2nd, and you can get more information on it by heading over to Kaotoxin's website. Total Fucking Destruction is the brainchild of monstermind Richard Hoak (Brutal Truth, Old Head, Peacemaker).
New Jersey progressive death metallers The Binary Code have announced a string of tour dates this Spring. The tour is in support of their recent digital-only full length debut album, "Suspension of Disbelief." The Binary Code will embark on a series of dates starting on May 1st. The Northeast tour dates will see them playing alongside Lair of the Minotaur, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction and The Gloominous Doom.
The band just finished recording and mixing a new 3-song EP that will see a release later this Spring or Summer.
Spring tour dates:
April 21st - Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston w/ Lair of the Minotaur, Elks
May 1st - Hamburg, PA @ Behler-Hein Legion Hall w/ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction, The Gloominous Doom (The Gloominous Doom CD release show)
May 5th - Branford, CT @ Bix's Cafe w/ The Gloominous Doom
May 6th - Suffield, CT @ Shamrock Cafe w/ The Gloominous Doom, Hivesmasher
May 7th - Woodmere, NY @ The Backstage w/ The Gloominous Doom
May 8th - New London, CT @ El N Gee Club w/ The Gloominous Doom *early show starts at 5pm, all ages*
May 9th - Trenton, NJ @ Championship Lounge w/ The Gloominous Doom
May 10th - New York, NY @ Lit Lounge w/ The Gloominous Doom
Pennsylvania grindcore act Total Fucking Destruction has issued the following update about playing a free show tomorrow night, April 1st with Vise Massacre and Wastelander:
"Hi folks! In the better late than never dep’t: Tfd is playing in NCY tomorrow night: it is a free show with free beer, but you do have to sign up n rsvp online. We will be playing tons of new songs like nekropunk, dudehammer, crypto-apoptosis and time theft, and a Nasum cover. All the info is below:
"Thursday, April 1 Tonesofdeath.com Night! Sponsored by Scion, Revolver, and MetalSucks. Fontana's, 105 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002, Phone: 212-334-6740. RSVP at this location."
Hardtimes.ca recently conducted a video interview with drummer / vocalist Rick Hoak of grindcore act Total Fucking Destruction. The video clip, which was recorded in Montreal in December of 2009, can be viewed below.
The first annual Hostile City Death Fest is set to take place on July 4th and 5th at The Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets for the all-ages show are $35 per day and are now on sale. Here's the line-up:
Total Fucking Destruction
Kult ov Azazel
Submerged in Dirt
Torn the Fuck Apart
Fuck the Facts
Cursed From Birth
In Her Virgin Womb
More bands have been announced for the two-day Auditory Assault Festival, which will take place on May 16 and 17, 2009 at Club Europa in Brooklyn, NY. Here's the latest lineup
Saturday, May 16th:
DEAD INFECTION (Poland)
SKINLESS (New York)
LETHAL AGGRESSION (New Jersey)
DEFEATIST (New York)
MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF (North Carolina)
THE COMMUNION (New York)
Sunday, May 17th:
BRUTAL TRUTH (New York)
ROTTEN SOUND (Finland)
MISERY INDEX (Maryland)
TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION (Pennsylvania)
SULACO (New York)
PIGSTY (Czech Republic)
KILL THE CLIENT (Texas)
JIG-AI (Czech Republic)
CHAINSAW TO THE FACE (New Jersey)
COPREMESIS (New York)
The 2009 Auditory Assault Festival will take place on May 16th and 17th at Europa in Brooklyn, NY. The confirmed line up for the festival will be as follows:
Saturday, May 16th
Man Will Destroy Himself
Chainsaw to the Face
Sunday, May 17th
Total Fucking Destruction
Kill the Client
Fucking Clinica, the most brutal label of the new Italian extreme noise scene, has released all new studio recordings by Peacemaker and Iron Molar together as a full length split cd. The CD comes with an eight page booklet, special packaging, and three stickers, and is limited to 300 copies. Peacemaker's cover of "I Not Pose" by Japanese noisemonger Boss Poppinski features guest vocals by legendary Philadelphia rapper Dirty Dave.
Peacemaker is a transformational harsh noise project founded by Richard Hoak, drummer of grindcore primitives Brutal Truth and Total Fucking Destruction.
Chicago-based noise machines, WINTERS IN OSAKA, have completed work on their next full-length. The record, "Molded to Crawl," was recorded over a six-months, which allowed the trio to complete several tours (including a Canadian run with THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE and a Southwestern jaunt with fellow noisenik MYKEL BOYD) and record several other collaborative releases (including one with Spanish goregrind legends MACHETAZO) during that time.
Mixed and mastered by studio member Greg Ratajczak, Molded to Crawl promises to deliver even more of the frightening brilliance found on past WINTERS IN OSAKA records. The album features appearances by: Rich Hoak (BRUTAL TRUTH, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION), Topon Das (FUCK THE FACTS), DEATH AGONIES (aka THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE), Chris Dodge (DESPISE YOU, SPAZZ, EAST WEST BLAST TEST), John Hoffman (WEEKEND NACHOS), and Toney Vast Binder (HARPOON, 7000 DYING RATS). More...
Brutal Truth drummer Richard Hoak unveils "Non-Existence Of The Self," a new track by Total Fucking Destruction, the "grindcore performance-art project" he has been recording for almost a decade. "Non-Existence Of The Self" appears on Total Fucking Destruction's third full-length album, "Peace, Love, And Total Fucking Destruction," out Oct 28 in North America on Enucleation Records.
Hoak describes the mission of TFD: "Total Fucking Destruction is a celebration of the slow-motion apocalypse already in progress. Our songs are true stories of life in the global techno/military/entertainment complex and represent the future/present of human civilization... Time is running out, the future is now and we are participating in the end of history. It's just awesome."
Centered around Hoak's social criticisms and his jazz-inspired drumming, "Peace, Love, And Total Fucking Destruction" pushes grindcore into uncharted, open-minded realms. Musical influences include the raw power of old Napalm Death, the progressive approach of old Minutemen, and the glory of classic rock radio. More...
Relapse Records will issue a CD release of the entire SLIMEWAVE 7" series with exclusive bonus material on September 2nd (September 8th internationally).
The SLIMEWAVE series was a collection of six limited edition split 7" releases from twelve of the sickest and most extreme bands in the metal/grind underground. Artists included in the series include recent Relapse signees MUMAKIL as well as INHUME, MACHETAZO, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION, CRIPPLE BASTARDS, SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION, ANTIGAMA, ROT, JAPANISCHE KAMPFHORSPIELE, BATHTUB SHITTER, XXX MANIAK, and THROATPLUNGER.
The SLIMEWAVE CD will include all 44 of the tracks released via the 7”s as well as previously unreleased material from ANTIGAMA, CRIPPLE BASTARDS, MACHETAZO, SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION, and TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION. For more information on this release, visit this release page.
Further release information will be made available shortly.
In the tradition of the legendary "Cry Now, Cry Later" compilations of the 90's, PIG DESTROYER / AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's Scott Hull has brought together some of the very best of today's underground grindcore, hardcore, and power violence bands making up volume one of "This Comp Kills Fascists."
The complete listing of bands included is: AGENTS OF SATAN, A.S.R.A, BRUTAL TRUTH, CHAINSAW TO THE FACE, INSECT WARFARE, KILL THE CLIENT, MAGRUDERGRIND, MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF, SHITSTORM, SPOONFUL OF VICODIN, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION, WASTEOID, and WEEKEND NACHOS.
A number of participants on the "This Comp Kills Fascists" compilation have posted audio previews of their new and exclusive tracks that will appear on the disc. MAGRUDERGRIND has posted "Burden," MARUTA "Chemical Tomb," A.S.R.A. "Pig Squealer," CHAINSAW TO THE FACE "Hating Life," WASTEOID "Bangover," TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION "a href="http://www.myspace.com/totalfuckingdestruction">Human Is The Bastard," and SHITSTORM "Brainwashed." And BRUTAL TRUTH, who's contribution is the first new material from the band in almost ten years, has posted the brand new track "Turmoil."
Additionally, the compilation's artwork has been unveiled at the comp's MySpace page.
"This Comp Kills Fascists" will see its North American release on July 8th, July 14th internationally with pre-orders being accepted now.
Total Fucking Destruction will tour Europe in January. Here are the tour dates:
01/10 Paris, France @ L'espace B
01/11 Bordeaux, France @ Heretic Club
01/12 Irun, Spain @ TUNK!
01/13 Barcelona, Spain @ KGB
01/14 Marseille, France @ Le Black Hand Inn
01/15 Strasbourg, France @ Le Molodoi
01/16 Offenburg, Germany @ Kessel
01/17 Prague, Czech @ Club 007
01/18 Dresden, Germany @ AZ Conni
01/19 Wermelskirchen, Germany @ Bahndamn
01/20 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Club 013/Batcave
Pennsylvania's TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION has scheduled the following European dates:
Jan. 10 - L'espace B - Paris, France
Jan. 11 - Heretic Club - Bordeaux, France
Jan. 12 - TUNK! - Irun, Spain
Jan. 13 - KGB - Barcelona, Spain
Jan. 14 - Le Black Hand Inn - Marseille, France
Jan. 15 - Le Molodoi - Strasbourg, France
Jan. 16 - Kessel - Offenburg, Germany
Jan. 17 - Club 007 - Prague, Czech Republic
Jan. 18 - AZ Conni - Dresden, Germany
Jan. 19 - Bahndamn - Wermelskirchen, Germany
Jan. 20 - Club 013 / Batcave - Tilburg, Netherlands
Support on all shows will come from France's SUPPOSITORY.
Rwake and Total Fucking Destruction will tour together in October. The following tour dates have been confirmed:
10/5 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's Bar
10/6 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
10/7 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
10/8 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
10/9 Washington, DC @ Red & Black
10/10 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
10/11 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
10/12 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
10/13 Indianapolis, IN @ Casa Del Kotex
10/14 Chicago, IL @ The Note
PIG DESTROYER unleashed their new album, "Phantom Limb", yesterday, June 12 and will unleash it upon the world June 18th.
"Phantom Limb" features 14 new songs and artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Torche). Preview tracks taken from "Phantom Limb", “Machete Twins,” “Thought Crime Spree,” and “Loathsome,” can be heard via the e-card at the follwoing link: http://www.relapse.com/ecards/PD/. And in honor of the record’s release, now through Friday, FYE Music Stores are offering a chance to win a Pig Destroyer autographed Ebony Epiphone guitar by following this link: http://www.fye.com/GotW-14_stcVVcatId473122VVviewcat.htm?sweepstakesId=90054
Translation Loss Records has posted new songs from two of their newest signings, Irepress and Total Fucking Destruction. Both bands have new releases coming out in May of 2007:
Out May 15th: Total Fucking Destruction - Zen and the art of Total Fucking Destruction
Out May 29th: Irepress - Samus Octology
Translation Loss Records has announced the signing of Philadelphia's TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION. The band's Translation Loss debut, entitled "Zen and the Art of Total Fucking Destruction", will be released sometime this spring.
TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION was founded by BRUTAL TRUTH's very own drummer/vocalist/performance artist Richard Hoak, and is rounded out by Herzog (total fucking guitar), Joe (total fucking bass) and Pingdum (total fucking fuck you guitar).
According to a press release, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION has taken grind to a whole new level with an extremely unique album that consists of three parts: Part 1 is a proper grinding, metallic and perversely catchy batch of songs recorded at Super 8 Studios (SLACKS, QUIPS, ZODIAK) and mixed by Dan O'Hare; Part 2 is an acoustic monster all in itself, beautifully recorded by the band in their total fucking house, completely different from anything heard in grind today; Part 3 is enhanced CD content that contains "Live from Hazel's", a legendary live performance recorded in the bowels of Philadelphia.
Click here to check out the songs "Corpse Position" and "NENN" from "Zen and the Art of Total Fucking Destruction".
Recently reunited seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit Brutal Truth have announced forthcoming UK and Japanese Tours as well as select festival dates.
After two very well-received performances at this year's Chicago's Electric City Rockfest and Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles 6-Pack Weekend IV, Brutal Truth has expanded their touring plans to include tours of the United Kingdom and Japan in addition to the previously announced headlining position at the 2007 Maryland Death Fest. Additionally, the band will headline the third annual Los Angeles Murderfest in March.
The band's U.K. tour will begin early February and include support from Narcosis and Total Fucking Destruction. Brutal Truth bassist Dan Lilker comments: "The grind freaks in the U.K. have always been very good to Brutal Truth, which makes sense since it is the area that put grindcore on the map in the first place. We can't wait to get over there and destroy, so get ready for some sonic mayhem!"
Brutal Truth will then head to Japan in early March headlining Extreme The Dojo Tour Vol. 17 with support from Poland’s Vader.
Here are the tour dates: More...