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Obliterations

From: CA, United States
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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