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Below is our complete Turmoil 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.
Eulogy Records announced they have a sampler free for download. It has some great music from xTyrantx, Turmoil, and Thick As Blood, among others. The compelete tracklisting is as follows:
KIDS LIKE US "Snitchblade"
CREATURES "I Lose"
LIVING HELL "Sin Of The World" (rough track)
xTYRANTx "Over The Influence"
ROSALINE "Culture Wars"
SWITCHBLADE KILLERS "Friends & Lovers"
KNOCK 'EM DEAD "Alone"
COLIN OF ARABIA "Slave Driver"
THICK AS BLOOD "Decimator"
KINGDOM "Broken Teeth"
DOOMSDAY "Feed The Fire"
THE MONGOLOIDS "True Colors"
TOETAG "Kill Or Be Killed"
SHATTERED REALM "Fight To Win"
YEARS SPENT COLD "Lifeless"
TURMOIL "Papercuts" (rough track)
FURIOUS STYLES "Enemy Of The World"
PADDOCK PARK "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"
RHINOCEROS "They Are Coming For Me"
Turmoil has confirmed their new singer as Nate Johnson and released a new song exclusively through Lambgoat. Here's the announcement from the band:
"We are very excited to tell you that we have our new singer, and his name is Nate 'Everybody's Favorite Band Whore' Johnson. An observant bartender submitted a video of him doing his best Turmoil karaoke at Local Moose Lodge #42 in Ossipee, NH, and he fucking nailed it. Hopefully he'll stick around for more than 6 weeks. In all honesty he contacted us, told us he has been a longtime fan and submitted a demo. He has a great voice, great presence, and most important of all he is excited about the new recording. We've been trying to keep it under wraps since November because we wanted to present the news along with a finished version of the song 'Papercuts' to let it speak for itself, but due to the fact that he lives so far in the middle of nowhere that we could only reach him via carrier pigeon, it took a little longer than we planned. Here it is, hope you dig it."
Though an announcement has yet to be made, Turmoil has indeed found a replacement for singer Jon Gula, who parted ways with the band this past summer. Now joining the group is Nate Johnson. Over the years, Johnson has fronted a small handful of notable bands, including Through The Eyes Of The Dead and Premonitions Of War.
As you may recall, Johnson recently joined New Jersey's Fit For An Autopsy. Lambgoat reportst that his role with that group will remain unchanged, and in fact, the band just finished recording a new EP with Johnson on vocals.
As previously reported, Turmoil singer Jon Gula recently left the band. Not surprisingly, the group is now in search of a replacement. Here's the official word:
"Ok, so here are the facts of the situation, the new CD is done and has been for months. There are 13 tracks (12 originals, 1 cover), half of which have finished lyrics. Vocals, on the other hand...
"So, we are indeed looking for a new singer. We didn't spend 11 months writing and rehearsing and recording a new record just to have it get shelved and never see the light of day just because of one line-up change. We've gone back and forth over whether we should change the name of the band or not, but the bottom line is, Eulogy Recordings signed Turmoil, so Turmoil it is.
"So how are we going to go about this, you ask? We are going to be releasing one of the unfinished tracks from the CD, tentatively titled 'Papercuts' online for everyone to check out. This is going to be an open invite for people to download the song, write lyrics for the track and submit them to us along with a vocal track for consideration. Just click here to download the track or just go to our Myspace page to check it out. One thing to keep in mind, WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR A TURMOIL KARAOKE SINGER!
"We are definitely interested in hearing different vocal styles, anything from Deadguy to Torche to the Bronx to the Melvins to Sheer Terror to Exodus. We are looking to expand the dynamics of the band. We've already done it musically and we'd like to do it vocally as well. Also, ideally we'd like to have someone who can write their own lyrics. The lyrics that have been written don't have to stay. If you can come up with something better, we all win. We have set up an email address that you can submit your lyrics and demos to: email@example.com. Once we pick a winner and everything is cool on both sides we look forward to hitting the road full on."
Turmoil and frontman Jon Gula have parted ways. Gula was a founding member of the group, which originally formed in 1992. Last February Turmoil signed with Eulogy Recordings and has slowly been working on a new full-length. With the new album nearing completion, the commitments that go along with it have forced Gula to reevaluate his situation, and he has ultimately chosen to step aside.
Gula said the decision has been extremely difficult for him, lamenting, "Turmoil has been a big part of life for many years, essentially half of my life." A recent career change further weighed on Gula's mind. "I really wish I could, but I just can't devote 100% of myself to Turmoil anymore. I've got too many things to attend to right now, and I didn't think it would be fair to our fans, or to the rest of the band, to delay the inevitable."
Gula isn't sure how the group will proceed in his absence, adding. "I'll understand if they carry on with someone else. I'm not sure if I would call it 'Turmoil,' going forward, but I support whatever decision they make. Obviously, they've got to do what's right for them."
2008 has become an extremely exciting year in the history of Century Media Records, one of the world's most respected independent homes for heavy music, as the label is celebrating its 20th anniversary!
The company's Anniversary year started off with an extremely successful, first-ever yard sale/party at the Century Media office in Dortmund (Germany) in June, where several hundred guests partied out on exclusive live shows by Angel Dust and Turisas. A video with impressions from the event can be seen at this location. A photo gallery for this event can be viewed here.
To further celebrate this anniversary Century Media Records will release the very special 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" on September 15th in Europe and on October 14th in North America. The various artists covers-release includes 32 mostly exclusive recordings and will be available in stores for the price of one CD. Sticking to the "keep it in the family" slogan, CM approached their artists about covering songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the response from the musicians was overwhelming.
Some choices were obvious and homages to the bands that influenced them, others were inspired picks. This combination ended up leading to a heavily entertaining and truly special final result across all sub-genres of heavy music.
Here is the tracklisting: More...
Philadelphia hardcore/metal band TURMOIL will release its new album, "The International Language of..." on June 24 via Eulogy Recordings. Tracking for the band's first LP since 1999's "The Process Of" took place at Skylight Studios in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, with Vince Ratti (THE MINOR TIMES, A LIFE ONCE LOST) engineering. The effort will likely consist of roughly twelve tracks clocking in at over 40 minutes of music.
TURMOIL guitarist Jeff Hydro recently penned a blog for the HardTimes.ca web site where he stated about the album's title, "'Go Fuck Yourself' is what we really wanted to call the new record, but we figured that it's going to be hard enough for Eulogy to get it into the stores it should be in, so we decided to lighten it up a bit, in our own way. So, the new record is gonna be called 'The International Language of 'Get Fucked', and in keeping with the title of the last full-length CD (i.e. 'The Process Of...'), this one will probably have 'The International Language Of....' on the outside of the CD and on the spine, and on the inside it'll have '...'Get Fucked'." More...
Eulogy Recordings and Hand of Hope Records will be holding a two-day festival at The Dogpund in Miami, Florida on March 15th and 16th. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks, but the following bands have been announced so far:
Wisdom In Chains
Die Young (TX)
Kids Like Us
Thick As Blood
Know The Score
Colin of Arabia
Fallen From The Sky
Turmoil has been in the studio as of late recording material for a new full-length, their first since 1999. Tracking has been taking place at Skylight Studios in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, with Vince Ratti (The Minor Times, A Life Once Lost) engineering. Drums and guitars have been completed, with bass recording taking place this weekend, and vocals slated for late-January. The effort will likely consist of roughly twelve tracks clocking in at over 40 minutes of music.
The band is speaking with several producers (including Steve Evetts) about producing various portions of the record. Frontman Jon Gula told Lambgoat earlier today that the new material is "a nice progression from [the last Turmoil album] 'The Process Of.'" Fans can expect the as-yet untitled album to surface in late-spring/early-summer 2008 via Eulogy Recordings.
HATEBREED have announced more dates for their annual “Stillborn Fest” concerts with GOD FORBID, NECRO, and AT ALL COST on all dates:
December 21 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
December 22 - T.B.A.
December 23 - New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place w/ Turmoil, Thy Will Be Done, A Thousand Falling Skies, Crowns of Kings
December 26 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Shai Hulud, Only Hell Remains
December 27 - T.B.A.
December 28 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Shai Hulud, Turmoil, Thy Will Be Done, The Wrong Side, A Thousand Falling Skies, Bloodjinn, Living Hell
December 29 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights w/ Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done, Bloodjinn
December 30 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street w/ Shai Hulud, Turmoil, Thy Will Be Done, Bloodjinn
More shows and bands are expected to be announced shortly.
While finishing up the writing for their upcoming full length on Eulogy Recordings, Philadephia-based hardcore-metallers TURMOIL have announced a few shows in the upcoming months. First they will be joining ED GEIN, THE MINOR TIMES, and END OF A YEAR for a performance at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse, NY in early May. Turmoil will also headline day one of Sincerity Fest at the Ches Arena in Cheswick, PA on June 16th alongside bands such as NIGHTS LIKE THESE, KNOW THE SCORE, WISDOM IN CHAINS, STRENGTH FOR A REASON, and more.
Turmoil will fly down to Texas in early-March for three shows with The Jonbenet. Here are the tour dates:
3/2 Austin, TX @ Red Seven
3/3 Fort Worth, TX @ the Ridglea Theatre
3/4 Houston, TX @ Walter's
As previously reported, Turmoil has left Abacus Recordings. The group has now released the following statement regarding the matter:
"After 11 long years with Century Media Records and Abacus Recordings, we are free. And here, all we had to do was ask....weird. So after 2 LP's, 2 EP's, a couple of cover songs, and a 2-CD discography, we can finally throw what was probably one of the worst recording contracts ever to be signed by humans into the garbage. But hey, when you're 22 years old and a couple of dudes fly from Essen, Germany to Colebrook,Pa. (??????) to sign you, give you money, and send you to Europe, who has time for reading contracts, right? Right.
So, we've been working on new material most of the summer and were starting to question whether we wanted to put our time, effort, money, lives, sanity, etc., into writing a new full-length for a label that we weren't 100% comfortable with. The answer to that question being: NO. After consulting with our lawyers (where were they in 1995? maybe high school...), we found out that the only option we really had was to ask to be released. So we draw straws, Pushnik loses, and he makes the call to Ray Harkins at Abacus. Apparently, Ray has been expecting said phone call, he talks to the owner, and within a week, we are free to explore our options. Un-fucking- believable. If you've never seen a bunch of 30-year-old men jump around like some schoolyard broads, well, you missed your chance. This was nothing personal; we've had a chance to work with a lot of great people over the last decade and we'd like to say thank you to Robert, Bori, Ula, Tom B., and Ray Harkins, just to name a few, but after 11 years, it's time for a change.
We've had a couple offers come in already, but our ears are open. So whoever is interested in working with us, you can contact us through our website, our Myspace page, or through our manager, Keith Isola [at firstname.lastname@example.org]."
Lambgoat reports that Pennsylvania's Turmoil has amicably parted ways with Abacus Recordings. Both parties felt that a separation was in the best interests of everyone involved.
When they originally broke up in 2000, Turmoil had still been under contract with Century Media Records, which led to a deal with one-time Century Media imprint Abacus when the group reformed in 2004. Abacus subsequently released the band's "Staring Back" retrospective in 2005.
Turmoil has written several new songs and hopes to release a new full-length in 2007. Now free of contractual obligations with Abacus, Turmoil is actively seeking a new record label and is currently in talks with a few labels. Interested parties should contact the band.
The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.
The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.
UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.
"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."
"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."
Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.
Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.
Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.
Talent is subject to change.
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.
Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.
Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.
The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Death by Stereo have confirmed that they will be headlining at Murderfest in Los Angeles. Death by Stereo will be headlining day one of the three day festival taking place February 17-19 in Hollywood. Death by Stereo will share the stage with Turmoil, Cursed, the Warriors and others.
A host of dates for Turmoil's upcoming European tour (with Nine) have been confirmed. Here's the latest:
13/01 Holland Sneek Het Bolwerk
14/01 Germany Berlin Kato
15/01 Germany Karlsruhe Substage
16/01 Germany Bochum Matrix
17/01 Germany Trier Exhaus
18/01 Germany Berchtesgarden Schwabenwirt
21/01 Hungary Budapest Kultiplex
22/01 Austria Wien Arena
24/01 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
25/01 Denmark Copenhagen Stengade 30
30/01 UK London Underworld
02/02 Belgium Sint-Niklaas tba
03/02 Germany Chemnitz AJZ
04/02 Germany München Backstage
Bands that were supposed to play Hellfest have gotten together for a few alternate shows. They bands and show locations are as follows:
Sat. Aug 20th - 12:30 pm @ The Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA)
Throwdown, Turmoil, Most Precious Blood, The Red Chord, Remembering Never, The Agony Scene, Scars of Tomorrow, and more
$13 - All Ages
Sun. Aug 21 - 5pm @ Obsessions (Randolph, NJ)
Silverstein, Stretch Arm Strong , Evergeen Terrace, Scary Kids Scaring Kids , Roses are Red, Kane Hodder & more tba.
Sun. Aug 21 @ The Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA)
Rise Against, From Autumn To Ashes, Comeback Kid, Emery, Bedlight For BlueEyes, and more.
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
Turmoil, The Warriors, and With Or Without You will be touring the West Coast briefly in September. Here are the dates:
9/1 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
9/2 Corona, CA @ Showcase
9/3 South Gate, CA @ Allen Theater
9/6 Roseville, CA @ The Underground
9/7 Reno, NV @ TBA
9/9 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound