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Circle of Dead Children

Formed: 1998
From: Washington, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Circle of Dead Children News

Below is our complete Circle of Dead Children 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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Circle Of Dead Children Splits With Guitarist

Circle of Dead Children has checked in with the following update about band lineup changes:

"Circle of Dead Children have recently parted ways with guitarist and co-founding member, Jason Andrews. CODC is extremely appreciative and thankful to Jason for the twelve years he has dedicated to the band and the numerous unmatched memories which he gifted to each member of the band from 1998 to present. We wish him all the best in whatever moves he makes next in life and will forever stand beside him as a great friend.

"Anyone following CODC over the past decade has seen our production and output slow down significantly over the past several years and decisions to put the band to permanent rest have been considered, especially lately. However, instead of viewing this most recent change as another damaging or distressing circumstance, CODC has been invigorated and motivated to a new level.

"Circle of Dead Children is pleased to announce a new bass player to the fold; long time friend and Pittsburgh punk/metal veteran, Brooks. Drew Haritan, bassist for CODC since 2005, has now taken over command on guitar and has already begun creating a follow-up to 2010's 'Psalm of the Grand Destroyer' (Willowtip Records/Candlelight Records). Expect the Circle of Dead Children sound to be taken to a new level of mind-screwing punishment, intensity and ill-willed passion for 2011. Horns up to all who've supported CODC over the years and into the future. Face down in the sewers. Keep screaming."

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Circle Of Dead Children Reveals New Album Info

Circle Of Dead Children has issued the following update about releasing a new album:

"Just a little update on the status of Psalm of the Grand Destroyer, the upcoming Circle of Dead Children full-length recording. Although the music was recorded in November of 2008, various circumstances effectively sidelined the progression and release since then. Thankfully this is no longer the case. All of the vocals were laid down yesterday morning by Joe, bringing about an end to a great recording session with Nate Campisi at Pittsburgh's Mr. Small's Recording and Mastering Studio. Next up will be a production mastering session by Scott Hull (of Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Japanese Torture Comedy Hour, etc) at Visceral Sound, in Bethesda, Maryland. Those familiar with the work Scott has done should be as excited as we are about hearing the final product. Please contact Willowtip Records for any questions regarding release dates, etc."

The track listing for "Psalm of the Grand Destroyer" will be as follows:

1. Avatar of Innocence
2. Jaracaca
3. When Human Compost Stains all Earth and Repels the Messengers of Love
4. Chaos Crawls Back
5. Earth and Lye
6. We Who Move with the Graven Worms
7. Bury the Ill Flock
8. Refuse to Kill the Same Way Twice
9. Obsidian Flakes
10. Clawhammers and Cameltoes
11. Ursa Major (1998 revisited)
12. Torches
13. Night of Morbid Psycho
14. Germinate the Reaper Seed (the future of flesh)
15. Starve, Beg & Die a.k.a. Fuck You, Kill Me.

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Wisconsin's Midwest Fuckfest Details Revealed

The second annual Midwest Fuckfest is slated to take place May 15th-17th at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI. The all-ages event will feature 35+ bands on one stage over the course of three days. Bands confirmed so far include:

Rotten Sound
Pigsty
Splitter
Cannabis Corpse
Jig-Ai
Entrails Massacre
XXX Maniak
Crowpath
Pretty Little Flower
Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire
Decrypt
Wet the Steel
Maruta
Circle Of Dead Children
Kill The Client
Weekend Nachos
Complete Failure
Covenance
Maggot Twat
Psychofagist
Bowels Out
Menorrhagia
Plague Bringer
Acoustic Corpse
Mucopus
Waco Jesus
Putrid Pile
Throes
Doomsday Machine Schematics
Abacinate
XBRAINIAX
Thousands Will Die
Dirty Dead
Fatalist
Methadone Abortion Clinic

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Circle of Dead Children To Record New Album

Pittsburgh’s CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN have posted the following update:

“After over two years of hiatus, we are now making plans to record our sixth album, Psalm of the Grand Destroyer. CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN will be heading into Mr. Smalls Studios in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in June to record the new tracks. Mixing and mastering will be handled at Visceral Sound, Bethesda, Maryland by Scott Hull. Psalm of the Grand Destroyer will be released this Fall on Willowtip Records.”

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New England Deathfest Details Revealed

The first New England Deathfest will take place on August 8th, 9, and 10th at Club Hell & Jerky's in Providence, Rhode Island. The event will feature two stages with performances from over thirty bands. Two-day passes are available for $40 in advance, while one-day passes are $25. The following bands have been revealed thus far:

Dying Fetus
Circle Of Dead Children
Pyrexia
Malignancy
Mortal Decay
Pessimist
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Cephalotripsy
Sexcrement
Insidious Decrepancy
Wasteform
Sikfuk
The Partisan Turbine
Mucopus
Goreality
Atrocious Abnormality
Estuary
Dysentery
Inhuman Dissiliency
Leukorrhea
Proteus
Deterioration
Abnormality
Parasitic Extirpation
Tentacles
Composted
Strappado
Psytoxia

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Circle Of Dead Children Book Studio Time

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania grind outfit Circle Of Dead Children plans to book studio time in February or March to record a new full-length album. Willowtip Records will release the effort late this year.

Meanwhile the band is also currently planning a West Coast tour in addition to tours of Europe and possibly South America.

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Anaal Nathrakh Set To Release New Album

The forthcoming Anaal Nathrakh album, entitled "Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here," is due to be released through FETO Records on October 29th 2007. Their fourth studio album promises to be a rabid whirlwind of schizophrenic malice, wide-eyed terror, and venom that is as encyclopaedic in its genre defying convulsions as it is downright vile.

Having featured several notable guest appearances through their recording career, Anaal Nathrakh are this time aided and abetted in their chaos by Josama Bin Horvath of American ultra-grind band Circle Of Dead Children, and are reunited with slave to the grind Shane Embury of Napalm Death.

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Complete Failure Signs To SuperNova Records

SuperNova Records has announced the signing of Complete Failure.

Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Complete Failure features drummer Mike Rosswog, formerly of Today Is The Day and Circle Of Dead Children. Complete Failure's sound is described as "anthemic crust/hardcore and punishing grindcore, building upon elements of bands such as His Hero is Gone, Terrorizer, Neurosis, Today Is The Day, and Converge."

According to SuperNova Records label owner (and Today Is The Day frontman) Steve Austin, "Complete Failure are the future of grind as we know it. Explosive and undeniable, this band is set to become an instant classic when their new record hits stores in 2008."

Complete Failure will record their debut album this fall at Austin Enterprise in Nashville, TN, with Steve Austin producing. The album will see a 2008 release on SuperNova Records. The band will be touring throughout 2008.

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Circle of Dead Children's Vocalist Hospitalized

Pennsylvania-based grinders CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN have posted the following update:

“CODC founder & vocalist, Joe Horvath, ran into complications following a surgery he had to have done about a month ago. He was re-hospitalized last week after developing a very serious and potentially fatal staph infection which has rapidly traveled into his body and bones. He’s undergone another surgery recently and is due to be under the knife again for at least three more surgeries in the near future. He is currently out of the Intensive Care Unit but has to remain hospitalized for undetermined time after which he will be under the care of home health nurses, etc.

Anyone who has been waiting on email responses, interviews, et cetera from Joe please be patient or direct them to someone else in CODC. Friends, fans, etc. feel free to send him email, etc. as it will be read to him when possible. The support is needed at this time more than ever.”

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Circle of Dead Children Announce New Drummer

Pittsburgh's CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN have added drummer Matt Francis to their line-up. Vocalist Joe Horvath comments:

"At a point when we had all but thrown dirt over our own casket, life has once more been injected with the vacancy of the drum position being finally filled. Binghamton, New York’s, Matt Francis has recently joined CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN and we plan to soon begin work on a yet-to-be-titled sixth release due out during the summer of 2007, on Willowtip Records. Matt’s addition to CODC drives the band to its most caustic and explosive level to date. Blackened iron hails to the fans and fellow bands who have pushed us through the downtimes and continue to support us into the future. Keep screaming."

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Circle Of Dead Children Seeks New Drummer

Circle Of Dead Children is now actively seeking a replacement for drummer Mike Bartek, who split with the group in June. Candidates interested in trying out for the band should send an email to salo120@circleofdeadchildren.net.

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Circle of Dead Children Part Ways With Drummer

Pennsylvania based grinders CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN have posted the following update:

"Mike Bartek is no longer a part of CODC and for the indefinite time being we are forced into hiatus. We apologize to the promoters and bands we have had shows booked with as well as the fans, as we were about 3/4 of the way through the next full-length release. There was absolutely no way around this. Mike had a list of "qualities" that would have had him tossed from most bands, but friendship was what mostly kept him with us. This time he crossed way over the line and defecated on any concepts of friendship and respect possible and stooped lower than we thought even he would ever go.

So he is gone and an ugly part of the CIRCLE's past and, for anyone who has followed CODC through the years, we are once again in the situation of finding a new member. Joe, Jason and Drew have decided to continue on and feel that ultimately, Mike's departure will be a huge blessing in disguise for CODC. After 3 drummers, 3 bass players and 3 guitarists, the machine will hopefully continue on. Plenty of skulls still need crushed.

We will begin tryouts for a new drummer asap. If interested, please contact CODC at salo120@circleofdeadchildren.net We are located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area."

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Origin Announce Summer Tour

Origin will be touring this summer and have announced the following confirmed dates:

July 19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
July 20 - Fayetteville, AR @ The Dart Room
July 21 - St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
July 22 - Urbana, IL @ The Canopy (Central Illinois Metalfest)
July 23 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
July 24 - Moorhead, MN @ All Star Bowl
July 26 - Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
July 27 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
July 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound w/ Severed Savior
July 30 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
July 31 - Tijuana, MEX @ The Voodoo House
August 1 - Glendale, AZ @ Bulldogs
August 2 - El Paso, TX @ Chic's
August 4 - Dallas, TX @ Darkside Lounge
August 6 - Beaumont, TX @ Vortex
August 7 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
August 9 - Miami, FL @ Churchhill's
August 10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
August 12 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
August 13 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
August 14 - Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun
August 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern
August 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber Pass
August 19 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ Internal Suffering
August 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards
August 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose Lodge w/ Commit Suicide, Circle of Dead Children
August 23 - Cincinnnati, OH @ Top Cat's
August 25 - Chicago, IL @ Nite Cap w/ Jungle Rot
August 26 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bucketworks

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Willowtip Records Sign Six Bands

Pittsburgh grind band Circle of Dead Children has officially resigned with Willowtip Records. The label will be releasing the band's new MCD, "Zero Comfort Margin"on July 12th. "Zero Comfort Margin" features fifteen new songs and was recorded and produced by Steve Austin at his own Austin Enterprise studio. Sound samples and artwork can be viewed at here.

Hailing from France, death/tech/thrash outfit Gorod has signed to Willowtip. Formerly known as Gorgasm (France), the band has changed their name to Gorod to avoid confusion with the U.S. based Gorgasm. The debut full-length from Gorod, "Neurotripsicks," (previously only available in Europe) will be issued in North America with two new tracks and an all new layout on July 12th. Additionally, expect a new full-length from Gorod to be released sometime in 2006. You can preview material from Gorod at the willowtip Myspace page here.

Meanwhile, Willowtip has licensed the new full-length from New York City's The Dying Light for release in North America. Featuring former members of Cattle Press, Dim Mak, Ripping Corpse, and Hemlock, the sophomore album from TDL, titled "The Killing Plan," will be issued on July 26th. "The Killing Plan" was recorded and produced by Eric Rutan at his Mana Recording Studios in Florida.

Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, instrumental gurus Electro Quarterstaff are also a new addition to the Willowtip roster. The band is currently finishing the writing of their full-length which will be recorded later this year. You can check out their website demo material.

Grind outfit Kill The Client are yet another band to be added to the Willowtip roster. The band is currently working on new material that will be released on their debut full-length for Willowtip, expected to be recorded in June. Kill the Client will also be appearing at this year's Mayland Deathfest, Boston Doom and Grind Fest, and on a number of dates with Internal Bleeding and Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus. For more information and MP3s from the band, check out their website here.

Finally, grindcore band Phobia are another new addition to the Willowtip line-up. With a slew of releases under their belt on many different labels, including Relapse Records, Necropolis Records, Deep Six Records, and more, states Willowip: "Phobia have established themselves as one of the greatest and most respected grindcore bands in the world." The group is currently on a West Coast tour with Rotten Sound and are still writing material for their latest full-length, which will hit streets later this year.

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Dwell in Darkness Festival Details

The Dwell in Darkness festival will take plance in Elbos, Ohio from June 10-11. Bands are as follows:

Friday, June 10:

EXTOL
INCANTATION
CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN
SUMMON
ESTUARY
WEHRWOLFE
JUDAS GOAT
THROCULT
SIN ORIGIN
Black Trinity
SKULLCAP
FECAL CORPSE
EVERMOURN
DAY I DREAD
PREMATURE BURIAL
ELUSIVE TRAVEL

Saturday, June 11:

BOBAFLEX
DOG FASHION DISCO
Into Eternity
All Shall Perish
BYZANTINE
BROADZILLA
THE HEAVILS
4 IN THA CHAMBER
TWISTED TOWER DIRE
AVERNUS
HELL WITHIN
FAST EDDIE
A WAKING NIGHTMARE
THE MESSIAH COMPLEX
REV. 9
PROJECT 44
JACKALOPES
I Died Trying
MORPHIC RESONANCE
SPLITT
CAJE
LOWCHAIN
LUDAVICO TECHNIQUE
SECONDS FROM DISASTER
ESLAVED TO MERCY
SOUTH GATE
REGIMENT
DISSONANT HATRED
KRIMSON REIGN
NEEDLESS GUILT, REWIND
DISKREET, METAPHYSICAL
WOE OF TYRANTS
FOURTYFOUR More...

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More Info On Ohio's Dwell In Darkness Festival

June 10th-11th will mark the return of the nationally acclaimed 'Dwell in Darkness' festival that is set to bring a dark cloud over the city of Dayton, Ohio for two straight days. In a waning metal scene, SMNnews.com in conjunction with JagerMeister, and The End Records will be breathing new life back into Dayton, Ohio for a two day metal extravaganza that will feature a myriad of international, national, regional, and local bands.

The 2 days of pure metal fury will be unleashed at Elbos, a premiere Dayton venue that will be housing most diverse festival that North America has to offer. Located in the heart of the "Oregon District", Elbos features an outdoor patio, pool tables, vendorville and merch areas, and a full bar.

Headlining Day One (June 10th) of Dwell in Darkness II, all the way from Norway will be Century Media Records' mighty Extol. The band will be performing in support of their May 3rd release "Blueprint Dives" as they trek across North America. Co-headlining with Extol will be Listenable Records' road-warriors Incantation who will be making a special one-off appearance before heading out on a full US tour with Hate Eternal. Like a turd in your easter basket, Friday's lineup wouldn't be complete without the almighty grindcore quartet of Circle of Dead Children. Day one of terror continues with the addition of the incredibly brutal black metal stalwarts Summon, regional powerhouses Estuary, and Cleopatra Records artists Wehrwolfe. Also flying in from Norway to make a rare one off US performance, will be up and coming death metallers Judas Goat. Fusing the best of the mid-west and east coast with a flavorful touch of European metal delight, June 10th is set to make metal history in Dayton, Ohio. Throcult will also be making there way across a few states to debut some new material for all to see and hear. On top of that…preparing to send a bold, powerful statement to their local metal community, rounding out the day's lineup will be Blackmetal.com artists Sin Origin, regionals Black Trinity and Skullcap, New York's Fecal Corpse, Kansas Metal Awards winners Evermourn, Kentucky's Day I Dread, West Virginia's Premature Burial, and locals Elusive Travel.

If Friday wasn't enough - prepare for the unstoppable lineup of Saturday (June 11th)…Headlining the 2nd day of this amazing event will be the insane, intense, musical powerhouses who recently inked a deal with TVT Records and go by the name of Bobaflex. Known for their brutal live show, and onstage intensity, the band will be taking time out of the studio to headline this prestigious Ohio event - so start preparing yourself. Adding to the tally of the east coast's biggest names in rock and metal that will be appearing at Dwell in Darkness II is Artemis Records' Dog Fashion Disco. DFD will be making a special one off appearance to take to the stage in Dayton, Ohio as they continue to work on their major label debut. Century Media's finest Canadian act, progressive-melodic-death metallers Into Eternity as well as one of Nuclear Blast Records latest signings All Shall Perish will be storming the front, part of an all out main stage Ohioan aural assault.

Also diverging away from their regular touring schedule, from the white-hot West Coast label, Prosthetic Records (Lamb of God, All that Remains, Himsa, etc.), will be one of West Virginia's most merciless and forthright acts - Byzantine. Alas, what would a true festival be without a bit of female spice? Broadzilla, who have toured the world, will also be stopping by to tear the house down. Jetting over from Illinois, with bottles of Jager in hand, and plenty of free merch, will be Metal Blade Records artists and rock and roll virtuosos the Heavils - expect a set-time full of surprises! The pit doesn't stop there. Upping the ante and flying in from New York City to wreak havoc upon the city of Dayton, a band who will be making their second Dwell in Darkness appearance, is former Century Media/Kingfisher Records hardcore artists 4 in tha Chamber. Also making the trip from the East Coast, a group who has taken to the stage at European Festivals such as Wacken, and have toured relentlessly all over Germany, will be Twisted Tower Dire. Other namesakes rounding out the billing for Saturday, June 11th will be doomsters Avernus, who recently inked a deal with Flood the Earth Records, Lifeforce Records' Hell Within, New York City's Mr. Bungle Fast Eddie, as well as, A Waking Nightmare, The Messiah Complex, Rev. 9, Project 44, Jackalopes, I Died Trying, Morphic Resonance, Splitt, Caje, Lowchain, Ludavico Technique, Seconds from Disaster, Enslaved to Mercy, South Gate, Regiment, Dissonant Hatred, Krimson Reign, Needless Guilt, Rewind, Diskreet, Metaphysical, Woe of Tyrants and Fourty Tour.

This two day phenomenon, that features artists from Ferret Records, Metal Blade Records, Century Media Records, Prosthetic Records, Cleopatra Records, TVT Records, Listenable Records, and Lifeforce Records, with bands coming in from Norway, Pennsylvania, Kansas, West Virginia, California, Illinois, Kentucky, and New York. The show will ONLY cost a mere $15 dollars a day, with two-day passes running for a discounted rate at $27. Bringing in genres of music from all across the world, and from all across the United States, Dwell in Darkness II provides the best in hardcore, metal core, heavy metal, black metal, death metal, doom, industrial, and much, much more all for the cost of a 3 band club show.

There will also be hourly giveaways, raffles, contests, festival shirts, merch booths, autograph sessions with performing artists, vendorville areas, and much, much more. Also on hand to complete your two days of metal will be SMNnews.com and SMN Promotions Staff, who will be flying in to meet and greet fans, and MC the event. Discounted hotels rates are available for traveling parties through the Red Roof Inn in Miamisburg, Ohio @ 937-866-0705 - just mention the group name of 'Dwell'!

More show information is available at: http://dwellindarkness.SMNnews.com.

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Doom And Grind Fest Update

NotCommon Records have released the lineup for the Doom and Grind Fest, scheduled for July 16 and 17, 2005. Originally slated to occur in Boston, the festival will now take place at The Living Room (23 Rathbone Street) in Providence, Rhode Island. Tickets are $12 a day or $20 for a two day pass.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Southern Slam Fest 05 Info

Southern Slam Fest 05 will take place in Charleston, South Carolina at Scooters and features the following bands:

FLESHGRIND
BRODEQUIN
LUST OF DECAY
BODIES IN THE GEARS OF THE APPARATUS
INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY
CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN
POCKET PUSSY HASH PIPE
NEOMORTEM
DECRYPT
CYSTIC DYSENTERY
BOUND AND GAGGED
DEAD FOR DAYS
LEUKORRHEA
MUTILATED
VITALITY
INCINERATE
CHAOSEGO

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Detroit's Bottle Rocket Fest Info

Bottle Rocket Fest 2004 will be held at the Masonic (on Temple Avenue) in Detroit, MI on September 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Tickets are $15 per day ($13 on Friday). Here's the lineup: More...

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Circle Of Dead Children On Black Market Activities

Pittsburgh death/grind outfit Circle Of Dead Children have now signed on with Black Market Activities for the release of their new EP. Recording for EP, which has yet to be titled, is nearly complete, with mixing set to begin shortly. Meanwhile, Black Market is expected to re-release some of CODC's previous material as well.

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