"some music was meant to stay underground..."


From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Obliterations News

Below is our complete Obliterations 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.

Obliterations Gearing Up For Summer Tour

The latest onslaught of unhinged, live annihilation from Los Angeles' Obliterations has been confirmed, as the band plans to shred through Eastern North America in June.

From June 5th through the 20th, Obliterations will storm the Eastern half of the U.S. and lower Canada with thirteen lucky new cities set to be hit by the enraged torrent. For the majority of the shows, Obliterations will support Vancouver-based trio White Lung.

6/05/2015 TBA - Brooklyn, NY w/ White Lung
6/06/2015 The Studio At Webster Hall - New York, NY
6/08/2015 DC9 - Washington DC w/ White Lung
6/09/2015 Rumba Café - Columbus, OH w/ White Lung
6/10/2015 The Demo - St. Louis, MO w/ White Lung
6/11/2015 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN w/ White Lung
6/13/2015 PJ's Lager House - Detroit, MI w/ White Lung
6/14/2015 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH w/ White Lung
6/15/2015 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY w/ White Lung
6/16/2015 Great Scott - Allston, MA w/ White Lung
6/17/2015 Bar Le Ritz PDB - Montreal, QC w/ White Lung
6/18/2015 Ottawa Explosion Weekend - Ottawa, ON
6/20/2015 NXNE - Toronto, ON More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Obliterations Announces North American Tour

L.A. outfit Obliterations has announced the band's next bout of live actions with an eleven-city stomp through the eastern portions of the continent next month supporting the "Poison Everything" LP. Catch the band live with Sick Feeling on these dates:

2/11/2015 Great Scott - Boston, MA w/ Sick Feeling
2/12/2015 L'Agitee - Quebec City, QC w/ Sick Feeling
2/13/2015 Turbo Haus - Montreal, QC w/ Sick Feeling
2/14/2015 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON w/ Sick Feeling
2/15/2015 Call The Office - London, ON w/ Sick Feeling
2/16/2015 Magic Stick Lounge - Detroit, MI w/ Sick Feeling
2/17/2015 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ Sick Feeling
2/18/2015 Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH w/ Sick Feeling
2/19/2015 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sick Feeling
2/20/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Sick Feeling
2/21/2015 Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA w/ Sick Feeling

5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival - Bristol, UK w/ Converge, Sunn O))), Nails More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Obliterations Posts Full New Album Online

After releasing a music video for "Mind Ain't Right," Obliterations is now streaming the full "Poison Everything" LP ahead of its release date.

Hear all the album tracks over at Pitchfork Advance here. Obliterations unifies current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours, Night Horse and others.

The "Poison Everything" LP is due out via Southern Lord on October 14th and was recorded with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl's Studio 606. Catch the band live supporting the album on these dates: More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Obliterations Releases "Mind Ain't Right" Clip

Southern California punk/hardcore quartet Obliterations has a new official video out now for "Mind Ain't Right," available below thanks to Revolver Magazine.

Hailing from the impending debut LP, "Poison Everything," the video strikes just a month ahead of the album's release through Southern Lord.

The "Mind Ain't Right" video was shot and directed by photographer Rick Rodney, of LA-based hardcore band Strife, and edited by Zach Marshall. Built from photos taken on black and white 35mm film at a local show at Hollywood haunt The Kibitz Room, hosted by notable skateboard stalwart Tino Razo and the infamous Supreme Skate Shop, Rodney captured the band in its inherent environment of absolute mayhem and chaos.

"Poison Everything" will see worldwide release on Southern Lord in Europe on October 13th and in North America October 14th. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Obliterations Streams "The One That Got Away"

Noisey.Vice.com is now demonstrating what "Poison Everything," the debut LP from Obliterations, brings forth, with a detonation of the album's cruel shredder, "The One That Got Away." Listen in below.

"Poison Everything" will see worldwide release via Southern Lord in Europe on October 27th, and in North America October 28th.

Obliterations today also confirms tours in both North America and Europe this Autumn in conjunction with the release of "Poison Everything." Full dates are available after the jump. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Obliterations Reveals "Poison Everything" Details

Southern Lord today dispatches the full details for "Poison Everything," the debut full-length from Southern California's unhinged punk/hardcore outfit, Obliterations.

Comprised of current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours, and Night Horse, Obliterations delivers a blazing blend of Poison Idea, Discharge, and Black Flag, set to a live show that willfully incites and encourages one's aggressive tendencies to shine.

A day after returning from the Southwest U.S. tour in March, the band recorded with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in only three days. Mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Black Breath) at God City Studio in Salem, Massachusetts, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Integrity, Sleep) at Audiosiege, the end result of "Poison Everything" is a thirteen-song, twenty-nine-minute record full of raw brutality.

"Poison Everything" will see worldwide release on Southern Lord in North America on October 28th and just one day earlier in Europe. The track listing is as follows:

1. Mind Ain't Right
2. The One That Got Away
3. The Narcissist
4. Poison Everything
5. Black Out
6. Head Wound
7. Scapegoat
8. Shame
9. Normalized Decline
10. Ad Nauseam
11. Open Casket
12. The Middle Of The End
13. Crawl Inside More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Southwest Terror Fest Lineup Announced

The promoters of Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event. Behold: Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front!

On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the U.S. will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson.

Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year's gathering, the three main night's events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night's after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.

Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing Neurosis, lords of decimating drone Sunn O))), and riff rock kingpins Goatsnake.

The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with Pelican, -16-, The Body, Eagle Twin, Baptists, Author & Punisher, The Fucking Wrath, Primitive Man, Blackqueen, Night Demon, Obliterations, North, TOAD, Secrets Of The Sky, Godhunter, Sex Prisoner, Sorxe, Twingiant, Spiritual Shepherd, Windmill of Corpses, and Conqueror Worm.

Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on Southwest Terror Fest III will be released in the coming weeks. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Obliterations Finishes Recording Album

Following a signing announcement at the beginning of 2014 and subsequent touring, California's Obliterations has finished tracking a debut LP for Southern Lord.

A day after returning from a Southwest U.S. tour in March, Obliterations recorded sixteen tracks with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in only three days.

The record taps into the groundwork the band laid on its two previous EPs, but sheds light on a much more expansive, dark, brutal and bleak sound. Mixing will take place throughout May, with a Fall 2014 release through Southern Lord in sight. The LP's release will be joined by major US and European tour actions. More details on the impending full-length will be released in the coming months.

Check out live footage of the band in action at SXSW earlier this year below. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Obliterations Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Obliterations hit the road this week on the way to brutalize SXSW 2014 with a rash of performances exposing the public to seventeen brand new tracks during the trek, in preparation for an upcoming recording for Southern Lord.

Following the tour, Obliterations will invade Dave Grohl's Studio 606 to record a debut LP for release via Southern Lord later in 2014. More details on the impending full-length will be released in the coming months.

Obliterations is comprised of current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours, and Night Horse. The band also just released a new four-song EP as part of the Volcom Entertainment Vinyl Club. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Obliterations Signs With Southern Lord

Southern Lord is proud to announce the newest addition to the label's expansive roster in 2014: California punk henchmen, Obliterations. The deal was inked in blood, and the label also comments:

"Comprised of Stephen McBean on guitar, Austin Barber on bass, Sam James Velde on vocals and Flo Schanze on drums, Obliterations unites former and current members of Black Mountain, Saviours, Bluebird, Night Horse and Pink Mountaintops.

"The band came together in a mere two rehearsals in December 2012. McBean and Barber both individually relocated to Los Angeles, and continued to cross paths with friend Sam James Velde. The three had known each other for years continually intersecting over various tours. Discussing their similar music tastes reaching from the obvious hardcore and punk to obscure psych or even early '80s British shoegaze, the three decided to jam on a whim one Saturday after talking about the idea over beers at divvy watering hole.

"Two rehearsals later they had four songs completed; they recorded them quickly before their other respective bands left on Winter tours, without any real intent, yet the results were inspiring. Velde was introduced to Schanze through the folks in OFF!, in where they implied 'We have a good feeling about this guy.' Schanze visited Los Angeles with the intent to join a 'punk band,
jamming with Sam and Stephen on separate occasions. McBean auditioned Schanze for his alter ego side project Pink Mountaintops but instead jammed Void and Black Flag covers for three hours. The next thing they all knew they had the right fit for a new band which they dubbed Obliterations. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss