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Genghis Tron

Formed: 2004
From: Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Genghis Tron 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.

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Genghis Tron To Go On Indefinite Hiatus

Brooklyn, New York noise metal act Genghis Tron has announced through its official myspace page that the three-piece have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. The band commented on this by saying:

"Things have been pretty quiet for Genghis Tron recently, which has led some folks to ask us if we’re breaking up. Well, we definitely aren’t breaking up, but we have decided to take some time away from the band.

"It will be a while before we release another record — and probably even longer before we play shows. However, this was the best thing we could do to make sure that Genghis Tron keeps writing some real toe-tappers. Whenever we come back, it will probably be pretty weird and really good."

Genghis Tron's latest studio album, "Board Up The House," was released in 2008 through Relapse Records. "Board Up The House" was followed up with a 5 part remix series of the same album.

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Converge Announces 2010 Australian Tour Dates

Converge has announced the following Australian tour dates with support from Philadelphia's Genghis Tron:

March 16 Amplifier, Perth
March 17 Fowlers, Adelaide
March 18 Corner, Melbourne
March 19 Manning Bar, Sydney
March 20 Hi Fi, Brisbane

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Genghis Tron Remix To Appear On Movie Soundtrack

A remix of the Genghis Tron song "Board Up The House" has been included on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans." Genghis Tron issued the following statement about the song:

"Just giving you a heads up that the Underworld soundtrack is out today. It's the only place you can get the totally sick Danny Lohner remix on CD or mp3, so go nutsssssssss."

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Watch Ghenghis Tron Performance Footage Online

Progressive metal shredders GENGHIS TRON have posted more concert footage from a show filmed last year at Club Infinity in Williamsville NY. The live videos are for their tracks "Things Don’t Look Good" and "White Walls" and can be viewed on UVTV's site.

GENGHIS TRON is currently doing its second headlining tour overseas this year. This European trek will kicked off on October 28 in Berlin, Germany and will include support from BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS for the duration.

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Genghis Tron Announce Start Of Tour And Dates

Genghis Tron is about to kick their European Headlining tour together with Behold the Arctopus in support of "Board up the house", released at the beginning of this year.

Additionally Genghis Tron is releasing five 12" remix records on five different record labels. The first of which was recently released via Temporary Residence featuring members of Pinback, Jesu, Zombi and Eluvium. Each volume will be limited to 1000, and will feature a select number of Genghis Tron songs taken from Board Up The House, pressed on coloured vinyl. Board Up The House cover artist, Jon Beasley, will also be providing each remix album with alternative artwork.


Updated Genghis Tron news / tour information will be made available via the Relapse Records website. More...

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Genghis Tron Announces More European Tour Dates

GENGHIS TRON, who are currently on tour across Canada as part of the Exclaim Magazine Aggressive Tendencies Tour 2008 alongside label-mates BARONESS, has recently announced more dates for their headlining European tour this fall. This tour will kick-off on October 28th in Berlin, Germany and will include support from BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS for the duration.

GENGHIS TRON will also headline two-week's worth of dates in the U.S. immediately following their current Canadian run. This tour will also include YIP YIP as well as CLIPD BEAKS and BLACK COBRA on various dates. A complete listing of GENGHIS TRON tour dates can be found below with more to be announced shortly.

GENGHIS TRON is touring in support of their critically acclaimed Relapse debut, "Board Up The House." The band is currently two volumes in of their five volume 12” remix series of "Board Up The House" tracks. A host of artists ranging from Rob Crow, Justin Broadrick, Scott Hull, Danny Lohner, Dntel, and more have contributed remixes for this limited edition series. For more information and audio samples, visit this MySpace page dedicated to the remix series.

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Genghis Tron Announces US and UK Headlining Tours

GENGHIS TRON has announced more Fall tour dates, including two headlining tours, in support of their acclaimed new album, "Board Up The House."

GENGHIS TRON's U.S. headlining tour will begin in early October, immediately following their cross-Canada tour with label-mates BARONESS. This headlining run will include support for YIP YIP as well as CLIPD BEAKS and BLACK COBRA on various dates.

Following, GENGHIS TRON will embark on their second headlining tour of the U.K. since the release of "Board Up The House." This tour will also include BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS as well as a special guest performer on the London date. A complete listing of confirmed GENGHIS TRON tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Additionally, GENGHIS TRON has recently seen the release of the first "Board Up The House" remix album via Temporary Residence Ltd. Volume two of five of this 12" remix series is up for pre-order now at this location courtesy of Lovepump United. For more information on these limited edition remix albums as well as audio samples, visit MySpace.com/GenghisTronRemix.

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Genghis Tron Announces More Tour Dates

GENGHIS TRON have announced more Fall tour dates in support of their acclaimed new album "Board Up The House."

GENGHIS TRON will first join Omaha, NE’s THE FAINT for a number of shows on their upcoming headlining tour. GENGHIS TRON will meet up with THE FAINT, along with JAGUAR LOVE, in Worcester, MA on August 20th, touring through the Northeast and Midwest. More...

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Baroness Announces Tour w/ Genghis Tron, Opeth

BARONESS has announced two fall tours in support of their most recent release, "Red Album."

BARONESS will first team-up with label-mates GENGHIS TRON and Vancouver's BISON for the Exclaim Aggressive Tendencies Tour 2008. This cross-Canada tour will kick-off on September 23rd in Montreal, QC before heading west, concluding the tour in Portland, OR.

Immediately following, BARONESS will join OPETH and HIGH ON FIRE for a three-week U.S. tour starting in San Francisco, CA on October 6th. This tour will take BARONESS to the east coast where they will break-off after the Baltimore, MD date to embark on their own headlining tour in the Northeast. A complete listing of confirmed BARONESS tour dates can be found below. More...

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New Genghis Tron Dates w/ The Faint, Video Footage

GENGHIS TRON will join Omaha, NE's THE FAINT for a number of shows on their upcoming headlining tour. GENGHIS TRON will meet up THE FAINT, along with JAGUAR LOVE, in Worcester, MA on August 20th. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

Additionally, live footage from GENGHIS TRON's recent performance in Paris, France as part of the Noise Festival can now be viewed online. Festival sponsors Noise Magazine have posted footage here and additional multi-camera footage can be viewed here.

GENGHIS TRON has also recently premiered their first music video from their acclaimed "Board Up The House" album, for "Things Don't Look Good." The video was lensed by producer / director Ravi Zupa for Parts and Labor Union and can be viewed now at this location.

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Contraband Candy On Genghis Tron, Nachtmystium

Contraband Candy went to Bristol in May and caught up with one of this year’s more unusual tour combinations – metal experimentalists Genghis Tron and up and coming "psychedelic black metallers" Nachtmystium.

Rene Ackermann spoke to Genghis Tron about their dark, visceral music as well as their bizarre longing for a tour bus like Dillinger Escape Plan, car crashes, and establishing their place in the Metal World without a drummer.

Chicago’s Nachtmystium talked about their new, highly acclaimed album, "Assassins: Black Meddle Part1," plus why this odd tour pairing is working for them and on being recognised by a famous Chicago Heavy Metal Burger joint.

The video interview includes clips of both bands playing live on the tour. You can watch the interview here or below. More...

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Genghis Tron Posts New Video Online

Genghis Tron has posted online the video for the song "Things Don't Look Good" from their album "Board Up The House". This is the first video to be recorded from the album, and has been premiered exclusively on Pitchfork.tv. The video was filmed by producer / director Ravi Zupa.

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Genghis Tron Announces Remix Series

Genghis Tron has announced the details of a five-volume "Board Up The House" remix series.

Beginning in August and continuing through the rest of 2008, Genghis Tron will be releasing five 12" remix records on five different record labels (Temporary Residence Ltd., Lovepump United, Relapse Records, Anticon Records, and Crucial Blast Records respectively). Each volume will be limited to 1,000, pressed on colored vinyl. "Board Up The House" cover artist, Jon Beasley, will also be providing each remix album with alternative artwork.

Each record will feature a select number of Genghis Tron songs taken from "Board Up The House," remixed by a variety of artists. Some of the participating artists include Black Moth Super Rainbow, Ulver, Dntel, Telefon Tel Aviv, Steve Moore, Jesu/Justin Broadrick, Danny Lohner, Rob Crow, Subtle, Odd Nosdam, Circle, Tim Hecker, and many more to be announced soon.

Genghis Tron commented on the series: "We are very excited to announce a series of special Genghis Tron releases which we've been scheming for quite some time now. Those who have been following us for a while know that we've always been interested in remixes, but to date we've only released a few GT remixes on a few tour-only CDs. We've wanted to do something grander and more 'official' for a long time, so we're proud to say that we've finally assembled a very massive, very official remix project. We reached out to lots of musicians who we admire and overall we've been completely overwhelmed at their willingness to participate in this massive, awesome project. More importantly, the remixes are sounding pretty mind-blowing so far...we're excited to share them with you."

Each release will be available for pre-order for roughly a month prior to its release. Temporary Residence Limited is slated to release volume one of the series in September, with pre-order beginning in July. Further information, including preview tracks, artwork, pre-order options, and more will be announced over the coming months.

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Genghis Tron Kick Off European Headlining Tour

GENGHIS TRON, fresh off the heels of a North American tour alongside CONVERGE and THE RED CHORD, are set to embark on their first European headlining tour in support of the recently released Board Up The House. This two-week tour begins Friday, May 9th, in the United Kingdom and includes support from NACHTMYSTIUM. The tour will also include a performance at the Noise Festival in Paris, France for GENGHIS TRON. A listing of GENGHIS TRON tour dates follows.

Additionally, GENGHIS TRON has recently completed work on a brand new video for Board Up The House track "Things Don't Look Good". The video is expected to make its world premiere imminently.

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Genghis Tron Cancel Shows Due To Van Accident

GENGHIS TRON was in a freak van accident yesterday and, although all passengers are OK, the band’s van and trailer are in need of serious repair forcing the band to cancel their shows in Butler, PA last night and Philadelphia, PA tonight.

Genghis Tron issued the following statement this morning regarding the accident: “"Deja vu. For the second time in Genghis Tron's career we got into a pretty harrowing car accident. Yesterday afternoon while driving on I-71 in Ohio, the rear right wheel of our van decided to jump ship. We spun out across three lanes of busy traffic and landed in a ditch in the median. Somehow we managed to avoid all other cars and luckily no one was injured, but our van and trailer have certainly seen better days.”

“We've set up a paypal donation button on our MySpace page to help us get back on the road in time for next week's tour with Converge. You can also send donations to gtmerch@gmail.com. Every little bit helps... thanks in advance and make sure your tires aren't dickwads like ours! “ More...

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:

Friday, April 18th

Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??

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The Funeral Pyre Post New Album Cover Art Online

Prosthetic Records issues the following press release:

Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE has launched a brand new MySpace layout design in support of their forthcoming album, "Wounds". Head on over to the band's MySpace page to check out the cover art, latest news and merch. Wounds will be out May 27 on Prosthetic Records and we'll have music posted online shortly. The record sounds great so far and Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Through The Eyes of the Dead, Goatwhore) is currently wrapping up the mixing and mastering process.

THE FUNERAL PYRE live dates are as follows:
3/20 Los Angeles, CA – Relax Bar (with Yakuza, Withered, Exhausted Prayer)
4/18 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory (Murderfest day one with Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness, Genghis Tron, more)

(Wounds US tour)
5/23 Los Angeles, CA – TBA
5/24 Phoenix, AZ – TBA
5/25 Albuquerque, NM – TBA
5/26 Denver, CO – TBA
5/27 Omaha, NE – TBA
5/28 Salina, KS – TBA
5/29 Salina, KS – TBA
5/30 Dallas, TX – TBA
5/31 Houston, TX – TBA
6/01 Beaumont, TX – TBA
6/02 Austin, TX – TBA
6/03 San Antonio, TX – TBA
6/04 Corpus Christi, TX – TBA
6/05 El Paso, TX – TBA
6/06 Tucson, AZ – TBA
6/07 Yuma, AZ – TBA
6/08 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
6/09 Reno, NV – TBA
6/10 Portland, OR – TBA
6/11 Eugene, OR – TBA
6/12 Fresno, CA – TBA

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Baroness To Support Coheed and Cambria On Tour

Baroness will tour the whole U.S. in March and April. The first series of tour dates are with Young Widows, followed by more shows with Converge, The Red Chord, and Genghis Tron. Finally, Coheed and Cambria has tapped Baroness to support them on the road in May.

Here are the latest Baroness tour dates:

Baroness with Young Widows
03/19/08 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
03/20/08 Atlanta, GA United States @ Masquerade
03/21/08 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
03/22/08 Houston, TX United States @ Rudyards
03/23/08 Austin, TX @ Emo's
03/24/08 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
03/25/08 Tulsa, OK @ The Crush Lounge
03/26/08 St. Louis, MO United States @ 2 Cents Plain
03/27/08 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room w/ Coliseum

Just Baroness
03/28/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
03/29/08 Kingston, NY @Backstage Studio Productions More...

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Watch Live Genghis Tron Performances Videos Online

Progressive noise-metal shredders GENGHIS TRON have recently put up their concert footage of "Chapels" and "Endess Teeth" from their show at Club Infinity in Williamsville, NY. You can view the bands performance at The Underground Video Television website.

GENGHIS TRON will join CONVERGE, THE RED CHORD, and Relapse labelmates BARONESS for a three-week U.S. tour which will take the band throughout the West Coast before they head off to Europe. The bands new CD titled Board Up The House was released on February 19 through Relapse Records.

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More Info Released For Los Angeles Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!

Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…

“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”

Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)

Friday, April 18th:
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
+ more TBA

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