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Latest Dying Fetus News
Below is our complete Dying Fetus 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.
In the wake of drummer Derek Roddy's departure from the band, Hate Eternal have recruited drummer Kevin Talley for their upcoming tour with Chimaira and Arch Enemy. Talley has previously done time in Chimaira and Dying Fetus, among many others. Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan has issued the following statement:
"First off, I want to say that Hate Eternal will not be cancelling any upcoming tour dates, period! We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone next week on the Chimaira/Arch Enemy tour as well as seeing you loyal sick maniacs in Europe who have been so patiently waiting to see us for over a year. At this point we would like to announce that Kevin Talley will be stepping up to the plate and filling in on drums for the upcoming US Chimaira/Arch Enemy tour. Kevin is an amazing talent that we very much look forward to touring with and we want to thank him sincerely for his help in fulfilling our committment.
Regarding Derek Roddy, he has left Hate Eternal with very little warning and I want to set the story straight. We wish to take the high road here so there will be no mud slinging and whining, just facts. Randy and I spoke to Derek this past weekend and he informed us that a situation in his life had arisen which might stop him from doing these tours and force him to leave the band. But if everything turned out ok, he would fulfill his obligation to the band and fulfill our touring committments. We did not hear from Derek since that conversation and the next thing we know, 48 hours later, I get a phone call from a friend stating about Derek's press release with him quitting the band in which we had no prior knowledge of, contradicting our conversation 2 days prior. I found out like everyone else did online!
Regarding the content of his press release, we have never stopped or restrained Derek from playing, recording or touring with any other projects (he has recorded multiple albums during the 6 years of Hate Eternal with Council of the Fallen, Aurora Borealis, Nile, plus doing drum clinics, his instructional videos and his new project with Alex Webster). So we found his statement quite a contradiction and shocking to say the least. I still have not spoken to Derek since this and have no idea where his head is at. No one has supported Derek more than Randy and I for the last 6 years and we have made many sacrifices for Derek to be a part of this band. Anyone and everyone in this buisness knows if you think you are going to make tons of cash playing metal, then you are in it for the wrong reasons, that is why we have been supportive in Derek making money with his other projects, clinics, DVDs, etc. We as a band have had financial setbacks with a van accident and being stranded in Canada forcing us to cancel many shows, but every other tour we have done has made financial gain, not a ton of cash, but in the green. What band has not had financial woes? Hate Eternal has helped Derek become a very well known drummer, sell DVD instructional videos, endorsements, etc. and make tons of fans of Derek's drumming. After 6 years of playing together we would have hoped that he would leave on better terms than he did, but life goes on. We wish Derek luck in his future endeavors."
COVENANCE, the new band featuring former MISERY INDEX members Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (also ex-DYING FETUS), have parted ways with vocalist Vince Matthews (ex-DYING FETUS) due to "professional differences." His replacement in the group is none other than former CRYPTOPSY frontman Martin Lacroix. Martin will make his recording debut with the band in April when the band are scheduled to begin work on a new CD, to be followed by extensive touring.
Formed in March 2005, COVENANCE's first demo was remastered by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL) and released as the "Ravaging The Pristine" CD (TCI) and 7" (Emetic Records).
Dying Fetus have posted the following message reguarding their new album:
"While DYING FETUS are diligently looking for a drummer, we are also hard at work on our next album, which we intend to complete and begin recording sometime in the Fall to Winter of this year. We currently have six new songs completed, with the help of our computer drum software. Some song titles to expect:
Parasites of Catastrophe
Raping The System
The Ancient Rivalry
It has been a productive summer for us, and we're making good progress when we're not busy with our day jobs. We will announce recording dates after we have recruited a new drummer. We look forward to seeing you on the road in 2006!"
COVENANCE, the new band formed by ex-DYING FETUS singer Vince Matthews and former MISERY INDEX members Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (also ex-DYING FETUS), have uploaded their entire April 2005 three-song demo to their MySpace.com page. The tracks available for download are as follows: "Narcotic", "Ravaging the Pristine" and "Assimilate".
The group, whose sound is being described as "melodic, brutal death metal" and unlike that of either DYING FETUS or MISERY INDEX, will soon launch their official web site, www.covenance.com.
Drummer Erik Sayenga has left DYING FETUS "due to circumstances beyond his control," according to an official statement.
Commented Erik: "DYING FETUS are a great band and I want to thank the other members of FETUS, the cool people we have met on the road and all the fans for the good times.I am unable to continue playing in this band but I wish DYING FETUS all the best of luck in all they do."
COVENANCE is the name of a brand-new band formed by ex-DYING FETUS singer Vince Matthews and former MISERY INDEX members Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (also ex-DYING FETUS). The group, whose sound is being described as "melodic, brutal death metal" and unlike that of either DYING FETUS or MISERY INDEX, have just completed work on their first demo. An official web site, covenance.com, will contain additional information regarding the band's touring plans.
Relapse Records recording artists NILE are currently in the midst of a headlining European tour with support from label mates DYING FETUS. The tour kicked off with a blistering performance in London on March 8th with the UK portion of this tour concluding on March 12th in Brighton. Both bands will then join SIX FEET UNDER, DARK FUNERAL and others on March 14th in Essen, Germany through March 28th in Tilburg, Netherlands.
Immediately following, NILE will head out on a North American tour in support of their highly anticipated new album Annihilation Of The Wicked (streets May 24th in the US) with KING DIAMOND starting on April 14th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and concluding on May 21st in Tampa, FL.
A complete list of Nile tour dates follows: More...
Swedish black metal fiends DARK FUNERAL have posted the following update:
We are currently in our most creative period since the split with MNW/No Fashion. Lots of new songs are in process and you can be sure to expect the most devastating album from Dark Funeral ever!
In late May, we will enter Dug Out Studio with Daniel Bergstrand [In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth...etc] as producer to record the follow up to our tremenous success "Diabolis Interium". Album title is yet uncertain, but the album is scheduled for release through Regain Records in Autumn 2005.
In March/April we will be on tour throughout Europe and we expect to see all of you there!
DARK FUNERAL is one of the bands appearing on No Mercy Festival, which travels through Europe for a month. Also on the bill: SIX FEET UNDER, NILE, DISBELIEF, DYING FETUS, CATARACT and WYKKED WYTCH. Here's a list of the dates and countries: More...
After producing a video for the track "Rewind it all (Death or Glory)" off their upcoming album “66 Sick”, german Death metallers Disbelief have uploaded footage from the shoot and the clip at this location in the mpg-format (9.12 MB).
The new album will be released March 14th via Nuclear Blast. It was produced by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic) at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. The 11 tracks include "Crawl," "For God?," "Edges," and "Lost in time."
Disbelief recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jan-Dirk Löffler. They will take part in the No Mercy Festivals all over Europe, together with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Cataract. Touring starts March 13th.
Disbelief have parted ways with guitar player Jan-Dirk Löffler – the split took place by mutual agreement. For the upcoming tour activities of Disbelief, the band has hired an old friend: Ex-Disbelief guitarist Tommy Fritsch will help the guys out.
The new Disbelief album "66 Sick" gets in stores on March 14th 2005. On the same day, the No Mercy Festivals will kick off, check out the tour dates with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus, Cataract and Wykked Wytch: More...
All That Remains are playing a show with Danzig and Eyes of Fire at The Key Club in West Hollywood, CA on December 29th. They come on at 8PM.
Other upcoming All That Remains shows: More...
On November 24, Gwar played a sold-out show at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, along with All That Remains and Dying Fetus. I have never seen any of the bands live before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially Gwar. I have heard stories about Gwar’s shows but it’s just not the same as experiencing it yourself. More...
Disbelief just completed work on their new album "66 Sick" with producer Tue Madsen at the Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. The record is scheduled to get in stores on March 14th 2005 and will contain eleven tracks, among them the titles "Crawl," "For God?,""Edges" and "Lost In Time."
On March 13th 2005, Disbelief will set off for the New Mercy Festival Tour together with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Cataract.
Tour dates: More...
Cataract's video for the track "Nothing's Left" has been posted online at MetalBlade.de.
"Nothing's Left" comes off the Swiss metalcore bands latest CD, "With Triumph Comes Loss", available now on Metal Blade Records. The band recorded the CD at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. A vinyl version of the album was released through Dead Serious Records.
Cataract will be teaming up with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Disbelief for the No Mercy Festivals 2005 European tour beginning in early March. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.
Dying Fetus have hired drummer John Longstreth for their upcoming tour with Gwar, as their regular drummer will be unable to participate. Longstreth left The Red Chord last month and according to Dying Fetus, "[he] has done a great job of learning our set list for these shows with barely two weeks of daily rehearsals."
Vocalist Vince Matthews has been dismissed from the Dying Fetus lineup. According to the band, "This action was taken due to a number of musical, professional, and personal reasons that we feel do not need elaboration at this time." However, the group goes on to state that "Vince remains a long-time friend of several Dying Fetus members and we wish him the best of luck in the future." The move will apparently not affect the band's current tour plans, as they intend to continue as a four-piece, handling the vocals "accordingly."
Misery Index, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-Dying Fetus) and Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-Dying Fetus, M.O.D.), are looking for a second guitarist to join the group on tour next year. "Ability to play all metal-related styles (death, grind, black, thrash, etc.), and availability to tour at any time are essential," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Also, lack of a criminal record (for crossing international borders) and willingness to relocate are important. We also would prefer a guitarist who can do vocals as well, and touring/recording experience is a plus. Anyone interested please get in touch at MIBooking@aol.com. METAL!!!..."
Upcoming Misery Index tour dates:
Oct. 28 - La Pocatière, QC - TBA
Oct. 30 - Campbellton, NB - TBA
Oct. 31 - Halifax, NS - Pavilion
Nov. 04 - Fredericton, NB - Elk's Club
Nov. 28 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre (w/ Napalm Death)
Jan. 07 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance (w/ Suffocation)
Jan. 08 - Farmingdale, NY - Downtown (w/ Suffocation)
More Canadian dates, as well as more dates with Suffocation, will be announced soon.
GWAR have set "War Party" as the title of their new album, due on October 26 through DRT Entertainment. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in NYC. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked with the band on their classic third album, "America Must Be Destroyed". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Krosstika", "Decay of Granduer" and "War Party".
GWAR will kick off a national headlining tour on October 26 in Norfolk, VA. Support at all dates will come from DYING FETUS.
GWAR w/ DYING FETUS tour dates: More...
Maryland-based death metallers Dying Fetus have left the following message on their official website:
We regret to announce the cancellation of our July shows due to transportation problems. This was a dreadful surprise (disappointment, frustration...) and we spent a hellish day trying to arrange alternate means of travel to fulfill this week's bookings, but finally had to accept that there was nothing we could do that would result in a safe trip. We were looking forward to these shows and we always HATE cancellations (especially on the day we were supposed to hit the road). We took out our frustrations by holding an impromptu jam session which resulted in a few new riffs. So, we hope to see you again soon and anticipate having new material to present as well!
The band has also announced at least two tour dates for an upcoming Mexican tour in September. They are:
September 4 - Monterrey, Mexico @ TBA
September 5 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Lopez Mateos Arena