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The Accursed

From: New Bedford, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Four Members Of The Accursed Leave The Band

Thrash metallers The Accursed have posted the following message:

"After seven years, four of the five members of THE ACCURSED have called it quits. This is just an end to one era of THE ACCURSED, with Jonathan [Helme, vocals], Chris [Helme, drums], Timothy [Giblin, guitar] and Metal George [bassist George Pacheco] choosing to go their separate ways, and Loki [guitar] deciding to continue on into the unknown. It feels like we just couldn't keep going on the route we were headed; we needed change. We have grown apart musically, and our opinions on where THE ACCURSED should go from here differed between members so drastically that there would be no way to make everyone happy." More...

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The Accursed Announce New Live Dates

New Bedford, Massachusetts melodic thrash metallers THE ACCURSED have lined up the following dates:

Dec. 26 - The Skybar - Somerville, MA
Jan. 27 - Rocks - Richmond, VA (TBC)
Feb. 02 - Rox's Rock House - Oxford, MA
Feb. 23 - The Skybar - Somerville, MA

THE ACCURSED released its full-length debut, "Seasons of the Scythe", on Halloween via Screaming Ferret Wreckords.

THE ACCURSED is comprised of Jonathan Helme on vocals, Helme's brother Chris on drums, guitarists Tim Giblin and Loki, and bassist George Pacheco. And although "Scythe" is the group's first full-length, THE ACCURSED have already shared the stage with some of metal's most renowned names — BEHEMOTH, NILE, BEYOND THE EMBRACE, BODY COUNT, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and M.O.D.

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The Accursed Release Debut Album on Halloween

It's very fitting that the extreme metal quintet THE ACCURSED should release their full-length debut, "Seasons of the Scythe", on Halloween. After all, this is a band that signed their recording contract in blood — their own blood. "They really did sign in their own blood," admits Screaming Ferret Wreckords founder Timothy A. Koukos. "I had no clue they were going to do that. Signed it with a pen then pulled out knives and started cutting their hands."

Hailing from New Bedford, Massachusetts, THE ACCURSED is comprised of Jonathan Helme on vocals, Helme's brother Chris on drums, guitarists Tim Giblin and Loki, and bassist George Pacheco. And although "Scythe" is the group's first full-length, THE ACCURSED have already shared the stage with some of metal's most renowned names — BEHEMOTH, NILE, BEYOND THE EMBRACE, BODY COUNT, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and M.O.D. More...

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The Accursed Lose Guitarist

Massachusetts Death/thrash metal band The Accursed post the following message on Myspace:

Loki, the guitar madman, has decided to leave The Accursed.
He has been with us from the start, helped form and mold the accursed into the killing metal machine that it is today. It is a sad day in our world. He will be playing all of the shows we have lined up as of right now.
With him leaving a part of us dies with him. He was and is our bandmate, our friend, our brother. We wish him the best the world can give him. He will be missed more than he knows.
The Accursed are holding auditions for a new Axeman.

Must have transportation, Own equipment be able to practice 2xs a week in new bedford dedication, drive and hunger for metal a must. willing to travel a must.

MUST BE GOOD! (you have BIG shoes to fill)

Our influences include:
Iron Maiden, Death, Carcass, Dissection, The Haunted, Children of Bodom, Hypocrisy, Thin lizzy, Slayer, Opeth, Decapitated, Sabbath, 80's Thrash metal, 80's Hair metal and 70's rock and roll.

We have a unique sound and we would like to keep it that way.
Contact us if you are interested in being part of the the northern most aggression, The Accursed.

Email theaccursedbooking@gmail.com

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Meliah Rage Announce Festival Appearances

Reunited Boston-based metallers Meliah Rage are scheduled to appear at two upcoming New England area heavy metal music festivals that are doubling as CD release parties.

Formed in Boston in 1986 (and featuring Godsmack's Sully Erna on drums for the release of "Unfinished Business"), Meliah Rage recently returned after a 10-year absence from the studio with a new studio album, "Barely Human." The disc was released worldwide August 24through Screaming Ferret Wreckords/Escapi Music.

The Metal Nation: Northern Aggression festival will occur during the weekend of October 1-2 at the Bomb Shelter in Manchester, NH. The lineup will include Seven Witches (who are also utilizing the show as a release party for their upcoming album "Year of the Witch") and Metal Blade Records artists Beyond the Embrace, as well a host of Screaming Ferret Wreckords developing artists, including Tearabyte (an exciting band from Texas promoting their second release for the label, "Gloom Factory"), Red Right Hand, Candy Striper Death Orgy, Distrust and new signees The Accursed. More information on the festival and complete band lineup can be found at www.northern-aggression.com.

The Sayonara Summer Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 9 at the Bellingham Sportsman Club in Bellingham, MA. Along with Meliah Rage, this two-stage festival will feature 28 bands (based primarily in New England and the East Coast), one of which features former members of the prominent New England band Reveille: Truth Ending Cycle. Also included are several Screaming Ferret Wreckords acts, namely Candy Striper Death Orgy, Red Right Hand, and The Accursed. Denythefallout is also scheduled to perform and features Scott Harrington from recent Nuclear Assault fame. In true carnivorous form, the Sayonara Summer Fest includes an all-you-can-eat pig/cow roast, and the debauchery ensues for the entire day.

Meliah Rage are planning to follow the festivals with a North American tour. More information will be made available soon.

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