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


Formed: 1989
From: New York City, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Subzero News

Below is our complete Subzero 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.

Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album Release Date

Hardcore metal act Hatebreed has announced that their forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" will be released in North America on May 5th in North America via E1 Music (formerly known as Koch Records) and will appear on the shelves on Europe on May 11th through Century Media.

The covers appearing on "For The Lions" are as follows:

Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"

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Subzero Calling It Quits

New York hardcore band Subzero has called it quits after roughly twenty years together. Frontman Lou Di Bella had the following to say:

"After a long 20 year run of smashing stages with Subzero we've decided to lay the band to rest. We had a fuckin blast and live with no regrets. Just wanted to say thank you to all the diehards who stood by us from the very beginning and to all the new supporters we've picked up along the way. All the good words of encouragement, showing up at our shows, reppin' our gear and crankin our music! It's a big part of what kept us alive for this long and we thank you for that. All the best to you guys and thank you once again! It's been real. Much respect.

"We will be playing a few more shows through out different regions of NY and out of state before we end it. Our first is at Popeyes Pub in Westchester, NY with Jasta on February 27th and then in Brooklyn at Europa with The Casualties and The Krays for the A Clockwork Orange Fest. That's the last time you'll be hearing The Suffering Of Man/Necropolis set. Then we'll be going out with a bang at the Superbowl of Hardcore aka Black N Blue Blowl at Studio B in Brooklyn on May 30th. There we will be reforming as the original band doing a strictly old school set. All the demo and Happiness Without Peace classics. You don't want to miss any of these shows! Thanks for the good times and the memories! COURAGE! STRENGTH! PRIDE! LIONHEARTED!"

A more extensive farewell from Di Bella can be found here

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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album, New Guitarist

HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).

The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).

FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.

You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.

In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.

Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.” More...

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Century Media Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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...

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Merauder's SOB To Be Honored Posthumously

A memorial and tribute show has been announced in honor of Merauder guitarist SOB, who passed away in April of 2006. The event will take place at the Luna Lounge in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, September 1st. Admission is $15. The following bands are scheduled to perform:

Maximum Penalty
Harley's War
Darkside NYC
Murderers Row
Everyday Dollars

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Agnostic Front Announce East Coast Fury Tour Dates

Starting July 18th, New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will be embarking on a headlining run rightfully dubbed the “East Coast Fury Tour.” Floored and eager as ever to get out and do some damage, lead singer Roger Miret had this to say about hitting the road again:

“I am very excited about this next leg of the AGNOSTIC FRONT tour! We start off with MUNICIPAL WASTE, SACTO HOODS, and PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE backing us up. I expect nothing but some of the sickest mosh pits ever witnessed! Joining us in about a week into the tour will be our brothers SUBZERO as allies in our Canadian invasion! All in all these 3 weeks are guaranteed to be some great times and memories. Pure hardcore fury at it's best!”

AGNOSTIC FRONT will enter the studio in June 20 to start recording their new CD, entitled "Warriors". Producing the effort will be MADBALL/HAZEN STREET frontman Freddy Cricien, who also happens to be AF vocalist Roger Miret's younger brother. The engineering duties will be handled by Zeuss from Planet Z in Hadley, Massachusetts. Roger Miret commented:

“As most of you already know, Freddy is my little brother and the frontman for the NYHC fury MADBALL! The collaboration between us is sure to make an impact world wide!”

"Warriors" will contain 15 New York hardcore "anthems" and will be released this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.

Here are the latest AGNOSTIC FRONT tour dates with Municipal Waste, Hoods, Pledge of Resistance: More...

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Stillborn Fest 2006 Details Revealed

Details have been confirmed for Stillborn Fest 2006. The event will take place on December 30th and 31st at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT. If purchased in advance, tickets are $17.50 for the first day, $20 for the second, or $35 for a two-day pass. Doors open at 6pm. Here's the line-up:

Saturday, December 30th
Full Blown Chaos
Thy Will Be Done
2 bands TBA

Sunday, December 31st
The Distance
Dead By Wednesday
Signs of Hope
Crowns of Kings

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Earth Crisis To Reunite For Festival in January

Seminal Syracuse, NY straight edge hardcore band Earth Crisis will reportedly play a reunion show in January, their first show since performing at Hellfest in 2001. The band has not yet officially confirmed the reunion, but Earth Crisis is on the bill for the 2nd annual Maryland Metal & Hardcore Festival in Baltimore. The show will take place on January 27th at Sonar. Doors open at 1pm and tickets (which go on sale on October 18th) are $30 in advance. Here's the line-up:

Earth Crisis
Sworn Enemy
Full Blown Chaos
Guns Up
Have Heart
Too Pure To Die
The Burning Season
Down To Nothing

More bands to be announced.

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D.R.I. Guitarist Falls Ill, Tour Cancelled

Punk/metal legends D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) have cancelled their upcoming U.S. tour with Subzero. According to a statement released by the group's booking agent, D.R.I. guitarist Spike Cassidy was recently "diagnosed with colon cancer and was operated on three weeks ago. Sadly the concern is that [the cancer] spread and the medical treatment is [required immediately] and it prohibits any touring for the remainder of the year at least." The tour was scheduled to kick off May 22nd in Seattle, WA.

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D.R.I. and Subzero US Tour Dates

Dates have been solidified for the upcoming D.R.I. and Subzero tour. Here are the latest tour dates:

5/22 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/23 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
5/24 Boise, ID @ The Venue
5/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
5/26 Ft Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
5/27 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
5/28 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
5/30 St. Louis, MO @ Creep Crawl
5/31 Memphis, TN @ High Tone Cafe
6/1 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
6/2 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
6/3 Milwaulkee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
6/6 Detroit, MI @ I Rock
6/7 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/8 W. Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
6/9 Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
6/10 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
6/11 NYC, NY @ BB Kings
6/12 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
6/13 Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
6/14 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
6/15 Charlotte, NC @ Casbah
6/16 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
6/17 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/18 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
6/19 Winter Park, FL @ Island Oasis
6/23 Baton Rouge, LA @ Darkroom
6/24 Chorpus Christi, TX @ Zeros
6/25 San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary

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Subzero To Tour US With D.R.I.

Subzero has made the following post about their upcoming tour online:

"What's up all! Finally going back on the road again! We are very happy to announce that we just confirmed a full United States tour with 80's Hardcore Thrash legends D.R.I (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) It will go on from May 15th through July 3rd! Keep checking back at WWW.SUBZERONYC.NET or WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SUBZERONYC for the official dates. Help spread the word about the tour and DEFINITELY COME OUT TO SUPPORT IT!!! D R FUCKING I MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!"

As previously reported, Subzero recently signed a deal with Scarlet Records out of Italy to release "The Suffering of Man" in all of Europe. The band also posted the new song "Swingin From The Noose" off of their latest effort "The Suffering of Man" on their MySpace page.

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Subzero Release New Track Online

Subzero have posted a new song entitled "Swingin From The Noose" off of their latest effort "The Suffering of Man" on their MySpace page. Subzero also recently signed a deal with Scarlet Records out of Italy to release "The Suffering of Man" in all of Europe.

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Subzero Recording New Full-Length Record

Subzero have been in the studio as of late recording a new full-length. Tracking has been taking place at Brooklyn's Purple Light Studios and the album is titled "The Suffering Of Man." Stillborn Records will release the effort on June 29th.

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Two More Stillborn Fest Lineups Confirmed

Two more line ups have been confirmed for this year's Stillborn Fest. Here are the two new ones along with the previously reported Worcester one.

December 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

December 27 - New York City, NY @ Roseland Ballroom More...

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