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One thing that can be found in metal music that doesn’t appear in other genres is gloriously offensive band names. Metal is very good at turning away non listeners with monikers alone, with Septicflesh and Rotting Christ being two names that are always guaranteed to cause some disturbed looks from the uninitiated, with Anal Cunt and Pissing Razors usually gauging a good reaction too. So let’s take a look at another metal’s most repulsive names, Dying Fetus.
The band began life in Upper Marlboro, Maryland in 1991, the brainchild of guitarist John Gallagher, (not to be confused with the Raven frontman,) and bass player Jason Netherton. The two met guitarist and vocalist Nick Speleos a year later and from there, the group really got going, with Gallagher handling the drum duties until a permanent member could be found. The trio recorded a demo, "Bathing in Entrails" in 1993, before they hired drummer Rob Belton, as well as replacing Speleos with Brian Latta, which prompted Gallagher to also take up vocals, which were first heard on the 1994 demo, "Infatuated With Malevolence." The two demos were released together under the title of the latter as a compilation album in 1995 through Wild Rags Records. More...
One killer book, one killer show, eight of the best death metal and grindcore bands on earth. If you love the underground, there's no alternative: choose Choosing Death Fest.
In celebration of 2015's revised and expanded edition of "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore" (penned by Decibel Magazine editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian), Decibel Magazine has lured eight of extreme music's most pugnacious practitioners to Philadelphia, PA's Union Transfer on Saturday, April 16th.
The show will consist of Dying Fetus, Nails, Misery Index, Deceased, Noisem, Horrendous, Magrudergrind and Taphos Nomos. What better way to celebrate the fifth annual Decibel Magazine Tour, which will conclude the day before at the same venue? Tickets for Choosing Death Fest ($22 advance or $25 day of show) go on sale Saturday, December 19 at this location. More...
The Annapolis, MD death metallers from Dying Fetus have set the dates for their European Summer Tour. A full list of dates can be seen below:
06/05 Geiselwind, GER – Out & Loud
06/06 Nijmegen, NET – Forta Rock
06/07 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club
06/09 Athens, GRE – Kyttaro Live
06/10 Thessaloniki, GRE – Eightball
06/11 Istanbul, TUR – Kadikoy Sahne
06/12 Yverdon-les-Bains, SWI – L’Amalgame
06/13 Reichenbach, GER – Chronical Moshers Open Air
06/14 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
06/15 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
06/16 Belfort, FRA – La Poudriere
06/17 Lille, FRA – La Peniche
06/19 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/20 Koln, GER – Morecore Fest
06/21 Gardelegen, GER – Metal Frenzy More...
Summer Slaughter came in to the same venue, Scoot Inn, as last year's stop off at Texas' capital city. The mid-July temperatures reached a scorching 99 degrees, which everyone from fans to bands did their best to stay hydrated (kudos to Scoot Inn for providing water). Keep in mind, this was still a good 5 degrees cooler than last year.
In regards to the lineup, Summer Slaughter 2014 featured artists expected from a death metal-based tour. This year the brutality of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Origin and Decrepit Birth replaced the shredding progression of Animals As Leaders and Periphery.
While death metal was at the forefront of this year's festivities, complex timing and long-winded solos were dispersed throughout the bill. Memories In Broken Glass, this year's battle of the bands winner, concentrated less on guitar solos as they did low tuned, (7 or 8-string guitar) jumping rhythms and samples. I'm sure they were happy to have played a showed promoted by Come And Take It Productions as they played in front of an impressive, jumping early crowd. More...
Goatwhore is currently leveling stages across the U.S. on a Summer-long live tirade that includes a twenty-two date run on this year's Summer Slaughter tour.
The band will also be headed to Europe this Fall/Winter supporting Dying Fetus. Set to commence on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, the epic trek will topple nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany. Additional support will be provided by Malevolence and Fallujah.
Goatwhore has been touring in support of the sadistic wares of the recently unleashed "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless" full-length album. The band will celebrate the release with a meet and greet next week at the world famous Grill 'Em All brick and mortar restaurant in Alhambra, California. Kicking off at 7:00 pm on Wednesday July 16th, fans will have a chance to hang with the band, hear the record in full, as well as purchase a copy if they haven't already. See Goatwhore live: More...
The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour will feature Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.
Today the dates have been revealed and can be found below. A teaser trailer is also available after the jump.
7/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
7/18 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
7/22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/23 - Denver, CO @ Summit
7/25 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/26 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/27 - Dallas, TX @ GMBG
7/29 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
7/30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/01 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/02 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
8/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/06 - Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
8/07 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
8/08 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/09 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero More...
Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) kicks off this week’s Official Podcast with a special announcement: Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL is sponsoring a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Ghost show this Wednesday, May 7th.
If you’d like to get in on it, contact Kevin via Twitter or Instagram (he goes by “n0thinghead” on both) and provide your full name, which must match your ID at the box office.
Next, Kevin and co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) react to the recently announced Summer Slaughter Tour lineup, featuring headliners Morbid Angel and including such bands as Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore, and Origin.
Then, Mike reviews the recent Century Media release “Back From Beyond,” the third studio album (and first since 1996) by Tampa, Florida death metal outfit Massacre. The band features former members of Death, Six Feet Under, and many other acts.
Finally, Mike and Kevin indulge in their shared love of melodic death metal by co-reviewing another Century Media release: “Shadows Of The Dying Sun,” the fresh and highly anticipated new album from Finland’s Insomnium.
Check out the podcast here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.
The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by IndieMerchStore.com, runs from July 17th through August 10th.
This year's edition features Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.
The tour will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19th and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8th with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Look for the complete list of tourdates to be announced in the coming weeks.
David Vincent (vocals/bass) of Morbid Angel states: "Summer Slaughter will be the ultimate, extreme music festival this year and we look forward to headlining this special touring event. It will be great to see our long-time fans and also to expose a new generation to Morbid Angel."
Ash Avildsen (founder of the Summer Slaughter tour) adds: "Eight years strong. Extreme metal lives! Thank you for keeping the tour alive. See you this Summer." More...
The Obscene Extreme Festival America 2014 preliminary line-up has been posted at the All Metalfest site. Below is a list of the bands that will be appearing, ranging from Ratos de Porao, Napalm Death, Dying Fetus and Doom to Vaginal Bear Trap. The 2014 edition of the popular festival will be taking place in Los Angeles from August 29th-31st. Get more information on the event over at the Obscene Extreme official website.
The OEF Europe, held in Trutnov, Czech Republic, has spawned the American, Australian and Asian versions of the event as well. Last year, the American OEF 2013 took place in Valle de Las Monjas, Mexico and featured an act that will be back at this year's edition - Mexican pornogrind band Urtikaria Anal. Check out the band's 2013 album "Kamikaze Orgy" in full after the line-up of bands. More...
As was announced yesterday, Dying Fetus has been confirmed to play the 2014 edition of the Download Festival in the UK. The death metal powerhouse will play alongside headliners Aerosmith, Avenged Sevenfold, and Linkin Park at the festival that takes place in June at Donington Park, Derbyshire.
Public pressure for the band to be added to the line up had been mounting since Monday, when in response to Metal Hammer UK's announcement of Avenged Sevenfold as headliners, one disgruntled fan questioned, "Why not Dying Fetus?" A social media whirlwind followed, with #whynotdyingfetustrending on various social platforms.
John Gallagher (Guitar, Vocals) comments: "The people have spoken and now it's time to piss in the mainstream! This started as a joke but has turned into something truly incredible! Never under estimate the power of the internet. Big thanks to all our undying fans for making this happen and for the promoters of Download for having the courage to invite us on the fest! Cheers!"
Download festival promoter Andy Copping comments: "When #whynotdyingfetus started circulating on Monday, it gained too much momentum to ignore, so calling the band and asking them to play at next year’s Download was a no brainer. I’m thrilled to say that they seem as excited about it as we are. ‘Why not Dying Fetus?’ you asked. We say ‘Why the hell not?"
Dying Fetus will also join Hypocrisy and Heaven Shall Burn on a trek across Europe on these dates in November and December: More...
After it was announced that Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park would be headlining the Download 2014 festival, upset metalheads took to the Internet to demand a more extreme band on the bill, and the rallying cry "Why Not Dying Fetus?" was born.
Somehow all that online buzz got the attention of the Download organizers, and now Dying Fetus has issued the following announcement about playing the festival:
"Ask and ye shall receive! Dying Fetus will be bringing their brutal death metal antics to the 2014 Download Festival in June.
"Thanks to all the fans who made #WhyNotDyingFetus blow up on the internets. Celebrate with some tunes here."
West Coast roadhounds Exhumed are currently spreading their gory assault throughout North America on tour with label mates Dying Fetus.
Today Exhumed announces another stretch of live assaults with hardcore thrashbangers, Iron Reagan.
The havoc will commence December 8th in Las Vegas followed by the systematic demolition of Oakland, San Diego, Anaheim, Tempe and Denver.
See confirmed dates below. Exhumed is currently taking over the nation in support of the "Necrocracy" full-length. More...
On Saturday, December 14th at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's BBQ in Denver, CO, death metal powerhouse Dying Fetus will be headlining Denver Black Sky.
Denver Black Sky is a metal festival curated by Skinless and ex-Enemy Reign frontman Sherwood Webber. Tickets for the event go on sale Saturday August 24th at 10:00 AM and can be purchased here.
Dying Fetus will play a string of Canadian tour dates beginning later this week. This run also includes select dates in the U.S. The tour will run through September 3rd in Providence, RI.
The band will be on a headlining North American tour presented by Metal Sucks and Converse, which kicks off October 5th in Wilmington, NC and runs through November 2nd in Springfield, VA. The tour features support from label mates Exhumed as well as Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), Abiotic and Rivers of Nihil (10/26-11/2). More...
Relapse Records has checked in with the following announcement about signing a new deal with Dying Fetus:
"We are proud to announce that we have officially re-signed death metal legends Dying Fetus! The band will be on tour all year long in Europe, Canada and the US so be sure to catch them on the road!"
Headlining European + Festival Dates
July 24 Tolmin, Slovenia Metaldays Festival
July 25 Bolzano, Italy Point Open Air
July 27 Steenwijk, Netherlands Stonehenge Festival
July 30 Moscow, Russia Plan B More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:
"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!
"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.
"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...
Death metal powerhouse Dying Fetus has announced a North American headline tour for this fall. The tour is presented by Metal Sucks and Converse and kicks off October 5th in Wilmington, NC, running through November 2nd in Springfield, VA.
The tour features support from label mates Exhumed and Devourment, as well as Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil (10/26-11/2).
Special VIP packages that include a general admission ticket, an exclusive Dying Fetus "herbal grinder," a meet and greet with the band, limited edition 20 Year Anniversary Poster, and VIP souvenir laminate will be available for purchase here. General admission tickets go on sale this Friday.
It has also been confirmed that Dying Fetus has re-signed with long time record label Relapse Records. The band commented on the signing:
"We have an addiction and have relapsed with Relapse Records. Relapse Records will remain your one stop shop for all things Dying Fetus. Re-signing with Relapse Records seemed like the right thing to do for the band as both Dying Fetus and Relapse Records have grown over the years. So our fans can look forward to more brutality from both parties."
The band will also return to Europe this summer. The tour begins July 24th in Slovenia and runs through August 18th in France. A full list of tour dates can be found below. More...
Dying Fetus has confirmed the band will be heading back to Europe this summer on a headlining tour. The tour begins July 24th in Slovenia and runs through August 18th in France. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Dying Fetus released latest album "Reign Supreme" in 2012 on Relapse Records. The album is streaming in its entirety via Bandcamp here.
7/24: Slovenia Tolmin @ Metaldays Fest
7/25: Italy Point @ Neumarkt
7/27: Holland Steenwijk @ Stonehenge Fest
7/30: Russia Moscow @ Plan B
8/1: Ukraine Evpatoriya @ Metal Heads Mission Fest
8/3: France Albi Carmaux @ Xtreme Fest
8/5: Germany München @ Free & Easy Fest
8/6: Austria Dornbirn @ Schlachthof
8/7: Austria Wien @ Viper Room
8/8: Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault Fest
8/9: Germany Schlotheim @ Party San Fest
8/10: Switzerland Hüttikon @ Meh Suff! Metal-Fest
8/11: UK Catton Hall @ Bloodstock Fest
8/12: UK London @ Barfly
8/13: France Paris @ Nouveau Casino
8/14: Germany Trier @ Exhaus
8/15: Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze Fest
8/16: Germany Oberhausen @ Helvete
8/17: Belgium Méan @ Metal Méan Fest
8/18: France Saint Nolff @ Motocultor Fest More...
Dying Fetus has announced a string of Canadian tour dates for later this summer. This run also includes select dates in the U.S. A full North American headline tour will be announced shortly. The tour is set to kick off August 23rd in Clifton Park, NY and will run through September 3rd in Providence, RI. A complete list of dates can be found below.
8/23: Clifton Park, NY @ Trick Shot
8/24: Hamilton, ON @ @ Club Absinthe
8/25: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
8/26: Rimouski, QC @ Le Cactus
8/27: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
8/29: Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Magog
8/30: Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
9/2: Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
9/3: Providence, RI @ King of Clubs More...
Metalhit.com is now offering a new free "Kult Death" compilation. You can stream the tracks below, or download the songs over at this location. The track listing is:
1. CIANIDE - Terrorstrikes 03:50
2. CRYPTOPSY - Born Headless 04:29
3. DEMIGOD - Slumber of Sullen Eyes 06:00
4. DEMILICH - Two Independent Organisms - On Suppurating Deformity 04:13
5. DEVOURMENT - Devour the Demand 04:24
6. DYING FETUS - We are your Enemy 03:45
7. GOREAPHOBIA - Grave Plagued Planet 04:07
8. HEADROT - I Gulp your Guts 03:18
9. HOODED MENACE - Fulfill the Curse 06:53
10. IMPETIGO - Boneyard 02:35
11. MASTER - Play to Die 03:14
12. MIASMAL - Mists 04:42
13. NECROPHAGIA - Abomination 04:30
14. PURTENANCE - Deep Blue Darkness 03:28
15. ROTTREVORE - Spawn of Ignorance 02 More...
There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:
“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"
The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.
British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”
The currently announced lineup is: More...