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From: Richmond, VA, United States
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BIRDS OF PREY has inked a deal with Relapse Records to release its debut album, Weight of the Wound.
BIRDS OF PREY is a studio project featuring the creative collective of Erik Larson (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY) and Bo Leslie (THE LAST VAN ZANT / ex-THROTTLEROD) on guitars, Summer Welch (BARONESS) on bass, Dave Witte (BURNT BY THE SUN, MUNICIPAL WASTE) on drums and Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) on vocals. The quintet holed up at the Karma Productions studio in Richmond, VA with Cory Smoot (aka Flatus Maximus of GWAR) this past December to record Weight of the Wound.
Leslie comments; "”Excited" isn't a very kvlt, true, or metal thing to say, but I'm excited to be a part of the Birds Of Prey and I am waaaaaayyy into "Weight Of The Wound" being a Relapse release. We set out with the intentions of writing and recording an "old school" type record and this is what came out. Hope y'all dig it, and to quote MORRIAH, let the sword descend.”
Weight of the Wound is expected to see a late July 2006 release date.
Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA will be back on the road on the East Coast this spring to continue supporting 2005's critically-acclaimed "To Walk A Middle Course." Landing on a handful of year-end lists, the band will take that buzz on the road alongside a variety of other acts including Municipal Waste, Baroness, Victims, and labelmates Yakuza. More dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
Last month, Kylesa settled on a replacement for the band's vacant drummer position: 2 of them. "Since the dawn of Kylesa, it was our intention to have two drummers but at the time it didn't pan out," the band says. "Finally, after 5 years it has become a reality and two new members have been added to play drums: Jeff Porter from Detroit and Carl McGinley of Savannah (who also drums for the Unpersons). We feel that this is our strongest line up as of yet and new and old songs are coming along great." Kylesa is currently writing material for the follow-up to the band's Prosthetic debut, "To Walk A Middle Course."
Here are the confirmed Kylesa tour dates so far:
4/13 Jacksonville, FL - TBA
4/14 Savannah, GA - The Jinx (with Municipal Waste and Baroness)
4/15 Daytona, FL - TBA
4/21 Tampa, FL – Skate Park of Tampa
4/22 Lake Worth, FL – Klein Dance Studio
4/27 Greensboro, NC – The Flying Anvil
4/28 Philadelphia, PA – TBA (with Victims)
4/29 Brooklyn, NY – Pete’s Sweet Warehouse (with Victims)
4/30 Boston, MA – TBA (with Victims)
5/01 Providence, RI – TBA
5/02 Lemoyne, PA – Champion Ship Records
5/03 Fredericksburg, VA – The Bourbon Room (with The Catalyst, Pygmy Lush, The Jefferson Plane Crash)
5/23 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone (with Baroness)
5/24 Harrisonburg, VA – TBA (with Baroness)
5/25 Youngstown, OH – Nyabinghi (Emissions From the Monolith Fest)
5/28 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St. (with Baroness)
5/30 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door (with Baroness, Flowers in the Attic)
5/31 Charleston, SC – Cumberland’s (with Yakuza, Dysrythmia)
Facedowninshit will tour the U.S. extensively in coming months. Here's the latest tour schedule:
dates w/ Deadbird
3/13 Chattanooga, TN @ Ziggy's
3/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse w/ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder
3/15 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/ Municipal Waste, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, more
3/16 Fort Worth, TX @ Wreck Room w/ Municipal Waste, Torche, more
3/18 Austin, TX @ Room 710 (Relapse Records SXSW Showcase)
dates w/ Municipal Waste, Deadbird
3/19 Houston, TX @ The White Swan
3/20 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
3/21 Huntsville, AL @ Liberty Design
3/22 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Withered
3/23 Tampa, FL @ Skatepark Of Tampa Transitions Art Gallery
3/24 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
3/25 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
dates w/ Deadbird
3/26 Savannah, GA @ Le Morte Rouge
3/27 Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social
3/28 Charleston, SC @ Cumberlands
3/29 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
3/30 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
3/31 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Municipal Waste, Baroness, Magrudergrind
4/1 Washington, DC @ The Warehouse Next Door w/ Lord
4/2 Philadelphia, PA @ Firehouse Bikeshop w/ Black Cobra, The Body, Bonedust
4/7 Harrisonburg, VA @ James Madison University (MacRock 2006)
4/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Oakland Cafe
4/23 Miami, FL @ Churchhill's
5/2 Phoenix, AZ @ Phix Gallery
5/3 Tijuana, Mexico The Doberman Bar
5/5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Blvd.
5/6 Richmond, CA @ Burnt Ramen w/ Voetsek, Witch Hunt, more
5/9 Mckinleyville, CA @ Six Rivers Brewery
5/10 Eugene, OR @ The Samurai Duck w/ Human Certainty, Age
5/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The House
5/17 Denver, CO @ 15th St. Tavern
5/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Cum City w/ Faggot, Monsters of Pot
5/21 Madison, WI @ Mierde Verde Warehouse
5/25 Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Viking Dojo w/ Gates of Slumber
5/26 Youngstown, OH @ Nyabinghi w/ Orange Goblin, Scissorfight, more
5/27 Norfolk, VA @ Peppermint Club w/ Disfear, 9 Shocks Terror, more
5/29 Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Disfear, 9 Shocks Terror, more
Relapse Records has announced the details for its 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) label showcase. This showcase, the labels fifth consecutive at SXSW, will be held at Room 710 (710 Red River Street) on Saturday, March 18th. The show starts promptly at 8 pm and will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge-holders.
This year’s line-up includes CEPHALIC CARNAGE (Denver, CO), ZOMBI (Pittsburgh, PA), FACEDOWNINSHIT (Carrboro, NC), RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER (Philadelphia, PA), RWAKE (Little Rock, AR) as well as a special appearance by MUNICIPAL WASTE (Richmond, VA). This showcase will mark the first SXSW appearance for new label signings FACEDOWNINSHIT, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and RWAKE..
The 2006 Relapse Records showcase will be held in conjunction with long-time label supporters X Taster, Rock Sound and Decibel Magazine.
RELAPSE RECORDS 2006 SXSW SHOWCASE
Saturday, March 18th @ 8:00 pm
Room 710 (710 Red River Street, Austin, TX)
Additional information on SXSW can be found at the official SXSW website.
BIRDS OF PREY, the studio project featuring Erik Larson (ALAMABA THUNDERPUSSY) on guitars, Bo Leslie (THROTTLEROD) also on guitars, Summer Welch (BARONESS) on bass, Dave Witte (MUNICIPAL WASTE) on drums and Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) on vocals, spent time at the Karma Productions studio in Richmond, VA this past December recording their debut album, "Weight of the Wound", with Cory Smoot, who will also mix and master the record. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Mangled by Mongoloids (Ripped Apart by the Retarded)", "Hustling the Coroner (To Overlook the Strychnine)", "Buttfucked with a Shotgun Barrel", "Landfill Burial", "Filth Farm of Washington State", "Front Lawn Filled with Family Members", "Murder of an Off-Duty Cop", "The Old Lady Rots (But the Checks Keep Coming)", "Cokemule" and "To Kill a Co-Worker (You Ain't My Fucking Boss Man)".
The final 14 bands that have been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest IV. The festival takes place on May 27 and May 28, 2006 at SONAR in Baltimore, MD. Doors will open slightly earlier compared to last year and advance tickets will go on sale through the web site on January 5th. The final 14 bands just confirmed are:
Dismember - SWEDEN
Vital Remains - RHODE ISLAND
Haemorrhage - SPAIN
Pungent Stench - AUSTRIA
Unholy Grave - JAPAN
Disfear - SWEDEN
Severe Torture - NETHERLANDS
Anata - SWEDEN
Skinless - NEW YORK
WTN - SINGAPORE
Mesrine - CANADA
Catheter - COLORADO
Quills - MARYLAND
Embryonic Cryptopathia - MASSACHUSETTS
Bands previously confimed for MDF IV include:
Necrophagist - GERMANY
Demilich - FINLAND
Machetazo - SPAIN
Butcher ABC - JAPAN
Sanity's Dawn - GERMANY
Rompeprop - NETHERLANDS
Cliteater - NETHERLANDS
Gorgasm - ILLINOIS
Embalmer - OHIO
Yacoepsae - GERMANY
Engorged - OREGON
Burnt By The Sun - NEW JERSEY
Municipal Waste - VIRGINIA
Cenotaph - TURKEY
Mucupurulent - GERMANY
Total Fucking Destruction - PESNNSYLVANIA
Beneath The Massacre - CANADA
Electro Quarterstaff - CANADA
Municipal Waste, Beecher, and Linea 77 will be hooking up for a handful of UK dates in late-February (other European dates will eventually be announced). Here are the dates:
2/21 Manchester, UK @ Phoenix
2/22 Birmingham, UK @ Edwards no.8
2/23 Plymouth, UK @ Viaduct
2/24 Yeovil, UK @ Flicks
2/25 Norwich, UK @ Ferryboat
2/26 Lancaster, UK @ The Yorkshire House
2/27 Leeds, UK @ Josephs Well
2/28 London,UK @ Electric Ballroom w/ Sick Of It All
A total of 30 metal, rock and punk writers at Sweden's Close–Up magazine have voted in the magazine's annual critics' album-of-the-year poll. The final results were as follows:
01. SYSTEM OF A DOWN – "Mezmerize"
02. OPETH – "Ghost Reveries"
03. NINE INCH NAILS – "With Teeth"
04. THE MARS VOLTA – "Frances the Mute"
05. MUNICIPAL WASTE – "Hazardous Mutation"
06. TURBONEGRO – "Party Animals"
07. NILE – "Annihilation of the Wicked"
08. HELLACOPTERS – "Rock & Roll Is Dead"
09. NEVERMORE – "This Godless Endeavor"
10. BLINDSIDE – "The Great Depression"
11. CANDLEMASS – "Candlemass"
12. DARK FUNERAL – "Attera Totus Sanctus"
13. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – "Lullabies to Paralyze"
14. ANNIHILATION TIME – "II"
15. BIG BUSINESS – "Head for the Shallow"
16. STATIC–X – "Start a War"
17. CROWBAR – "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden"
18. HYPOCRISY – "Virus"
19. PORCUPINE TREE – "Deadwing"
20. DOZER – "Through the Eyes of Heathens"
For more information on Close-Up, visit www.closeupmagazine.net.
Burnt by the Sun's original line-up, including recently departed vocalist Mike Olender and drummer Dave Witte, will be reuniting (along with new guitarist Nick Hale) to write a final album for Relapse Records in 2006. After over a year of patting back and forth on the prospects for a reunion, the band has decided to work around conflicting schedules, careers and family obligations to write another record.
"After hearing the new material and thinking about what could be done, the feelings of leaving something unfinished made themselves very present and also re-confirmed the lost connection between us, said Witte. “I am happy that we have grown in the time that has past and will be able to finish what we started."
With Witte now based in Richmond and constantly on tour with Municipal Waste and Melt Banana, and Olender having limiting career obligations and commitments to Nora and For the Love Of, the band is going to do what it takes to satisfy its needs for a final record.
Fans can expect a conceptual continuation of the last record but much heavier music, in the spirit of the older material. "Frankly, the new material knocked me out," added Olender. "It is layered, dark and very heavy. It is music that speaks of the times we’re in."
Recording is expected in 2006. So far, one new track, "Tacolypse Now", has been written. The record will also feature a re-recorded track from the split ep with Luddite Clone.
Matt Bayles will once again be producing the band.
Rhythmnden Fest 10 Years Of Mosh will take place on November 19th at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. The show will feature an appearance by Shai Hulud, including vocalist Geert, who will be flying in from Europe. Doors open at 2 PM and tickets are $25. The following bands have been confirmed (with more TBA):
The Red Chord
Robots And Empire
Two bands have dropped off next year's Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place May 27th and 28th 2006 at The Sonar in Baltimore, MD. Those bands are FISTFUCK and FRIGHTMARE. The following explanation has been posted on the Maryland Death Fest website:
"A band member in FISTFUCK had a personal matter come up and won't be able to travel to the US next May. It is not the bands fault, nor is it ours. The band has stated they will play shows in the US as soon as it is possible again.
Also, although FRIGHTMARE was the first band we confirmed for MDF IV, they have canceled. Now they don't want to make their appearance exclusive to MDF and that's the only explanation we can provide you. As frustrating as this for us, that's all we're going to say. "
The following five bands have been added, in addition to replacing FRIGHTMARE and FISTFUCK:
BURNT BY THE SUN (New Jersey)
They join the following list of previously confirmed bands: More...
6 more bands have added to the Maryland Deathfest line which is scheduled to take place May 27-28th of next year at The Sonar Baltimore. The bands are as follows:
Municipal Waste (Virginia)
The previously announced line-up is as follows:
Butcher ABC (Japan)
Sanity's Dawn (Germany)
Total Fucking Destruction (Pennsylvania)
Beneath the Massacre (Canada)
Electro Quaterstaff (Canada)
The first dates have been announced for the forthcoming tour featuring CONVERGE, THE RED CHORD and DARKEST HOUR. RINGWORM will be opening some dates while MUNICIPAL WASTE will be opening others. Dates are as follows: More...
Richmond¹s MUNICIPAL WASTE have released their new video 'Unleash The Bastards' and have posted it online as well. MUNICIPAL WASTE¹s first album for Earache 'Hazardous Mutation' is due for release August 29th in Europe and September 20th in the US.
Richmond thrash-core kings Municipal Waste have finished work on their debut album for Earache. Entitled 'Hazardous Mutation', The Waste's new album was recorded in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia, by Corey Smoot (aka Flattus of Gwar). 'We are very excited about this record and we feel its by far our best material to date,' states frontman Tony Foresta.
'Hazardous Mutation' features the debut of new drummer Dave Witte (Burnt By The Sun, Discordance Axis), and is highly recommended for fans of 'crossover', particularly old DRI. (Also recommended for fans of beer bongs, Ocean Pacific couture, and wizards.) 'Hazardous Mutation' features cover art by the one and only master of all thrash artwork, Ed Repka, best known for his work for Megadeth.
'Hazardous Mutation' hits US stores Sept 20 (Aug 29 in the UK/Europe). In the meantime, you can check out an advance mp3 here and look out for The Waste on tour -- they're currently wrapping up an East Coast US tour with Coliseum but they'll be hitting the road again and again in 05 to spread the 'Mutation' across the globe.
Coliseum and Municipal Waste will be teaming up for a brief tour in late-June and early-July. Here are the dates:
6/24 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
6/25 Allentown PA @ Pirate's Cove
6/26 Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Roboto Project
6/27 Rochester NY @ Hazelwood Lodge
6/28 Wallingford CT @ Wallingford American Legion
6/29 Burlington VT @ Club 242 Main
6/30 Providence RI @ American Legion Hall
7/1 Boston MA @ Middle East w/ Hirax
7/2 New York NY @ ABC No Rio [afternoon show]
7/2 Brooklyn NY @ Crewtonz House Of God [night show] (tentative)
7/3 Richmond VA @ Nanci Raygun
Municipal Waste will be touring the East Coast briefly, beginning later this week. Here are the tour dates:
2/24 Richmond VA @ Skateland Of Richmond w/ Asshole Parade, more
2/25 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ RAMBO, Asshole Parade, more
2/26 Wilkinsburg PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ RAMBO, Asshole Parade, more
2/27 Louisville KY @ Keswick Democratic Club w/ Coliseum, Asshole Parade, more
2/28 Nashville TN @ The End w/ Asshole Parade, more
3/1 Athens GA @ Tight Pockets w/ Asshole Parade, more
3/2 Gainesville FL @ The Atlantic w/ Asshole Parade, more
3/3 Tampa FL @ The Skatepark of Tampa w/ Torche, more
3/4 Miami FL @ The Lemming Theatre w/ Torche, Hibernus Mortis
3/5 Daytona Beach FL @ Nicely's Tavern w/ Torche, Brain Damage
3/6 Savannah GA @ Shut Up and Skate w/ Kylesa, Baroness
Former Burnt By The Sun, Human Remains, etc. drummer Dave Witte will be quite busy in 2005, as he continues to be involved in a handful of projects. For starters, Witte will be on the road with Municipal Waste in late-February and early-March. Witte will also be playing on Melt Banana's next tour of the U.S., which will run from April to June. Moreover, Agoraphobic Nosebleed tentatively have plans to make an appearance or two this year, and Witte will be on the drums for those. On the release front, he recently joined a new band called Hex Machine. The group played their first show on January 10th and will record a demo in the near future. Meanwhile, Black Army Jacket's discography will be released in the very near future by Black Box Recordings. Finally, the next East West Blast Test album, tentatively entitled "Unpopular Music For Popular People," should be available this spring through Ipecac Recordings.
Municipal Waste and Asshole Parade will be touring the East Coast briefly next month. More dates will be announced, but here are the latest tour dates:
2/24 Richmond VA @ Skateland Of Richmond w/ Suppression, Pink Razors
2/25 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Caustic Christ, Endless Nightmare
2/26 Wilkinsburg PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ RAMBO, Caustic Christ, Warzone Womyn
2/27 Louisville KY @ Keswick Democratic Club w/ Coliseum, RAMBO
2/28 Nashville TN @ The End w/ Snakeskin Machinegun, Neon Deads
Drummer Dave Witte, who recently left Burnt By The Sun, has now joined Municipal Waste, the Richmond thrash/metal band that signed with Earache Records earlier this year. Here's what Witte had to say about the move:
"I am an ultra whirlwind holocaust attack, stoked to join The Waste. It's a thrill to be a part of a band that is fun. Expect some serious thrashin' action."