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Formed: 1991
From: Annapolis, MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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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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The Red Shore Pulls Out of Summer Slaughter Tour

Melbourne’s The Red Shore has decided to pull out of the inaugural Australian Summer Slaughter Tour, scheduled for March 2009.

Here is an official statement from the band:

“We regret to inform our Australian fans and also the fans of the Summer Slaughter tour, that due to various reasons, The Red Shore will no longer be able to participate in the tour. Throughout the last few months we felt that certain circumstances pertaining to the tour did not suit the band and this coupled with some ongoing medical problems with some of our members and some financial constraint simply means that opting out of this tour was the best thing for the band at this point in time. We hope you will all still go to the shows and support both Aussie Metal and Metal worldwide. Thanks.”

Local openers will be announced on Monday, February 23, after the Battle Of Bands results have been decided.

The Australian Summer Slaughter 2009 Tour features Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Aborted and The Faceless, plus the local openers to be announced. They are playing on the following dates:

Fri March 13th @ The Manning Bar , Sydney (Lic / AA)
Sat March 14th @ The Red Room, Brisbane (Lic / AA)
Sun March 15th @ Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Lic / AA)
Mon March 16th @ Club Capitol, Perth (18+)
Tue March 17th @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)

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Divinity Starts Pre-Production

After a successful stint on the road as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Necrophagist, Dying Fetus and Into Eternity, Canadian death metallers Divinity have officially headed back into the recording studio for a follow-up to their 2008 Nuclear Blast debut "Allegory."
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Kataklysm Offers North American Tour Update

Kataklysm vocalist Maurizio Iacono recently issued the following update from the road while on the second annual "Death by Decibels" tour:

"Today is a day off in Hollywood, CA and we might go check out that cock rock cover band STEEL PANTHER tonight at the Key Club. Speaking of the Key Club, it was a great show yesterday! The crowd was on fire for all the bands and it was great to see all the fans chanting the lyrics to 'Prevail'. The album is obviously doing well and the tour has been doing great. Highlights so far have been Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, all the Texas dates, Los Angeles and the sold out show in San Diego at the Soma.

"We're having a blast with the Norwegians in KEEP OF KALESSIN, the Swiss folk fuckers in ELUVEITIE and our old friends in DYING FETUS. It's been a great ride so far and you if you haven't seen this package yet do yourself a favor and don't miss it! It's really a killer diverse metal package and a good time. Thanks again to all of you for the great support, we know these are hard times in the country and having so many people come out means a lot to us and all the bands. Cheers!"

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Dying Fetus Posts Entire Concert Online

Maryland-based extreme metallers DYING FETUS have posted the entire concert that was filmed at The Penny Arcade in Rochester NY during the band’s tour earlier this year. The show can be viewed at UVTV’s website. The concert is also available on iTunes.

Here is the setlist for the 50 minute concert:

1. Schematics
2. In Times Of War
3. Homicidal Retribution
4. We Are Your Enemy
5. Streaks Of Blood
6. Rape Your Mother Kill Your Dog
7. Unadulterated Hatred
8. Pissing In The Mainstream
9. Blunt Force Trauma
10. Insidious Repression
11. Raped On The Alter
12. Praise The Lord (Opiate For The Masses)

DYING FETUS along with VOIVOD, CRYPTOPSY, and OBLIVEON are among the confirmed bands for the eighth edition of the Trois-Rivières Metalfest, set to take place November 7-8, 2008 at the Bâtisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

DYING FETUS' video for the track "Homicidal Retribution" was lensed by director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS) and producer Kim Resteghini for Raging Nation Films (TRIVIUM, SHADOWS FALL, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, UNEARTH) at Philadelphia's historic Eastern State Penitentiary. The video's premise is that of an accused man spending a life-time in prison.

DYING FETUS’ latest album "War of Attrition" was released in March of 2007 on Relapse Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Stop at Nothing" was recorded at Hit & Run Studios in Rockville, MD. The band is currently doing dates throughout October in Texas, California, Oregon and Washington.

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Kevin Talley Talks About New Daath Album

Kevin Talley talked with Sickdrummer.com about his experience working with Daath on their latest album:

'The new Daath was recorded by Jason Suecof and Mark Lewis (they've done Bury your Dead, Devildriver, Chimaira) down in Florida. Finally, I have been able to capture a killer drum sound with them! Utilizing real acoustics, like recording Dying Fetus's Destroy the Opposition. So this drum sound isn't all fake like 90% of the other stuff these days.

"Daath just released new music this past week and I am very stoked about the great response we've gotten. I wasn't really a part of the last Daath record, but I helped write this entire record. It really took me back to the DF days, when I could really connect with other writers who are musically capable and able to handle an asshole drummer.

"The new Daath drum parts are very similar to my old school drumming except, in my opinion, more innovative. I have always been a drummer who writes drum parts to complement, not copy, guitar riffs. This is why I didn't write well with Chimaira. They simply wanted me to copy the riffs which is boring and overdone these days.

"Now more than ever, I have taken to a very unique writing style. It is, however, very very subtle. It's like the first main riff in Sepultura's Chaos A.D. You may think the kick drums follow the riff, but they don't... The beat is different and and adds a ton of groove by complementing the riff. To notice it, you must listen to the riff and then turn off the music. Next, hum the riff in your head and imagine what beat YOU would write to that same riff. Now, turn the music back on and see if the beats match up. Sometimes they will, but mostly they won't. This is not the case when you listen to Fear Factory or Chimaira, which are more straight forward drum parts. Although I added as many good drum parts I could in Chimaira, my drumming on the self titled album is pretty average IMO."

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More Dying Fetus Live Footage Posted Online

Maryland-based extreme metallers DYING FETUS have posted more live footage that was filmed at The Penny Arcade in Rochester, NY during the band’s tour earlier this year. The live clips are for the tracks “Kill Your Mother / Rape Your Dog“ and “Homicidal Retribution” and can be viewed at UVTV’s website.

DYING FETUS along with VOIVOD, CRYPTOPSY, and OBLIVEON are among the confirmed bands for the eighth edition of the Trois-Rivières Metalfest, set to take place November 7-8, 2008 at the Bâtisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

DYING FETUS is currently doing dates throughout October in Texas and California, Oergon and Washington.

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Criminal Element Signs To Lacerated Enemy Records

Lacerated Enemy Records has announced signing of CRIMINAL ELEMENT for European territories. The band features current and ex-members of DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX and SUFFOCATION. Criminal Element's new album, "Guilty As Charged," is being distributed in the US by Sevared Records.

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Kataklysm Wins "Best Metal Album" Award In Quebec

"Prevail", the most recently acclaimed album by Canada's hyperblasters KATAKLYSM, has won for "Album Of The Year" in the "Metal/Hardcore" category at the Quebec Indie Music Awards (GAMIQ), an awards show that recognizes achievements by Quebec independent artists. The event is produced by the Quebec Independent Music Association which is also behind the Montreal International Music Initiative (MIMI). KATAKLYSM has released the following statement in regards to this rather flattering victory:

“KATAKLYSM would like to thank the board of judges and all the people that voted for ‘Prevail’. We were super psyched as it was just to be nominated but now that we’ve actually won we can’t really explain how great it feels. It’s definitely an honor, especially since we were up against some great artists. What a great way to start our North American tour in a few days! We can’t wait to get out there and show the rest of the world what Quebec already knows; KATAKLYSM will ‘Prevail’!"

Those that were nominated this year included:

TEARS FOR THE SKY - "Boredomville II"
MENACE RUINE - "Cult of Ruins"
KOSMOS - "Kosmos"
ION DISSONANCE - "Minus The Herd"
KATAKLYSM - "Prevail"

KATAKLSYM will headline this year’s installment of the “Death by Decibels” tour presented by CDV Software Entertainment and Sacred 2: Fallen Angel the video game. The package features DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN from September 26th until October 16th then ARSIS, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN October 18th until the 24th. The confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Watch New Dying Fetus Performance Videos On UVTV

Maryland-based extreme metallers DYING FETUS have posted 3 more live videos that were filmed at The Penny Arcade in Rochester, NY when the band was on tour earlier this year. This time the live clips are for the tracks "Schematics," "Unadulterated Hatred" and "In Times Of War" and can be viewed at UVTV’s website.

DYING FETUS along with VOIVOD, CRYPTOPSY, and OBLIVEON are among the confirmed bands for the eighth edition of the Trois-Rivières Metalfest, set to take place November 7-8, 2008 at the Bâtisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

As previously reported, Displeased Records has pushed back the release date of the 1998 brutal death metal classic "Killing On Adrenaline" by DYING FETUS to sometime this fall from the previously announced June 15. The CD will be remastered and will feature upgraded layout plus a bonus DVD containing 100-plus minutes of live footage from 2000.

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Into Eternity Posts New Song Online

Canadian progressive metal band, INTO ETERNITY, are in the midst of run as part of Summer Slaughter Canada, which also features Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath the Massacre and Whitechapel. This trek marked the kick-off of their worldwide touring cycle for their much anticipated fifth full-length "The Incurable Tragedy," which is slated for a Sept. 2nd release in North America, Europe on Aug. 25th and Japan on Aug. 27th. The group will embark on a massive North American tour with the Matt Barlow-fronted Iced Earth this fall.

INTO ETERNITY have also just unveiled the new track "Time Immemorial" on their MySpace page. The band recently shot a new video for the track with acclaimed director Craig Bernard (Theory of a Deadman). Expect the clip to premiere next month. More...

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More "Death By Decibels" Tour Dates Announced

Additional performances for this year's annual Death by Decibels tour featuring KATAKLYSM, DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE and KEEP OF KALESSIN have been announced.

The tour dates so far are as follows:

09/26/08 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
09/27/08 Harpo’s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
09/28/08 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
09/29/08 Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
09/30/08 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
10/01/08 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/02/08 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/03/08 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/04/08 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/05/08 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
10/07/08 Meridian – Houston, TX
10/08/08 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/09/08 Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
10/10/08 Club 101 – El Paso, TX
10/11/08 Soma – San Diego, CA
10/12/08 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
10/14/08 The Avalon – Santa Clara (San Francisco), CA
10/15/08 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/16/08 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/24/08 Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/25/08 L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
10/26/08 The Opera House – Toronto, ON - CANADA More...

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Necrophagist Adds More Tour Dates

Necrophagist have lined up soime tour dates with Dying Fetus.

The updated tour schedule is as follows:
August (Canadian Summer Slaughter Tour)
15 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
16 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
18 - Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroys
19 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
20 - Regina, SK - Riddell Center
21 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
22 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
23 - Prince George, BC - Roll-A-Dome
25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom (no COMMON GRAVE, DIVINITY)

August (Pillage The Village Tour Beneath The Massacre, Veil Of Maya)
26 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
27 - Portland, OR - Rock N Roll Pizza
28 - Boise, ID - The Venue
29 - Ogden, UT - Club Boom Va
30 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
31 - Wichita, KS - Club Oz

September
2 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
4 - Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
5 - Worcester, MA - Palladium (with CARCASS)
6 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre (with Carcass)
7 - Virginia Beach, VA - Steppin Out
8 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
9 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (with Carcass)
10 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights

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Kataklysm Announces Headlining Tour Dates

The first set of headlining dates from Canadian Hyper-blasters KATAKLYSM have been announced. Dubbed the as the second annual "Death By Decibels" tour, this year's installment will also feature Dying Fetus, ELUVEITIE and KEEP OF KALESSIN.

Additional shows, including dates in Canada with special guest ARSIS, will be announced shortly. Look for more regional guests to be announced on several shows soon as well. Confirmed tour dates so far are as follows:

09/26/08 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
09/27/08 Harpo's Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
09/28/08 Peabody's Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
09/29/08 Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
10/01/08 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/02/08 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/04/08 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/07/08 Meridian – Houston, TX
10/08/08 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/09/08 Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
10/11/08 Soma – San Diego, CA
10/12/08 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA More...

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Kataklysm Plans Headlining N. American Tour

Quebec’s KATAKLYSM has been creating quite a stir at this year’s Summer Slaughter tour with their show stealing performances all over the North America. Now after years of hard work and other successful tours, which most recently included runs with bands like DIMMU BORGIR and CHIMAIRA, they will finally play a headlining tour of North America this fall.

The trek will last from September 28th until October 28th and will cover much of the US and Canada. Joining KATAKLYSM on the tour will be Dying Fetus (Relapse Records), ELUVEITIE (Nuclear Blast Records), and KEEP OF KALESSIN (Nuclear Blast Records).

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono could barely contain his excitement when asked about what is sure to be one of the biggest metal tours of the year:

"We’ve waited a long time for this! No more 30 minute sets and pissing our fans off every time we play with people saying ‘why didn't you play this or that.’ We’re fucking stoked to have been given this opportunity to really give our fans the show they deserve.

"We’ve also brought an elite line up of bands and friends to join us out on the road. Our great friends and brutal death metal legends DYING FETUS. From Europe, we’re bringing PaganFest stand out band ELUVEITIE with their pagan folk metal that will turn many heads. Last but not least, Norway's new kings of progressive Black Metal KEEP OF KALESSIN! A full on metal package like that hasn’t been seen in a long fucking time!

"In addition there will be a special guest in regional markets that will be revealed soon…so expect a big show with full fledged KATAKLYSM devastation. The time has finally come!"

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Necrophagist Adds More Tour Dates

Necrophagist have added more tour dates for their "Pillage the Village" tour which begins in August. Also on the bill will be Dying Fetus, Beneath The Massacre and Veil Of Maya.

The tour dates are as follows:

August 26 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
August 27 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
August 28 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
August 29 - Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
August 30 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
August 31 - Wichita, KS @ Club Oz
September 2 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners
September 3 - Pittsburgh, PA @ T.B.A.
September 4 - Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
September 5 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Carcass
September 6 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ Carcass; no Beneath The Massacre, Veil of Maya
September 7 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin Out
September 8 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
September 9 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ Carcass; no Beneath The Massacre, Veil of Maya
September 10 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights

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Beneath The Massacre To Support to Necrophagist

Montreal technical death metallers BENEATH THE MASSACRE have been confirmed for a run of dates on the Pillage The Village Tour as support to Necrophagist and Dying Fetus, along with Veil of Maya, including one appearance with legendary British gore-grinders Carcass.

The band is currently completing work on its second full-length release, "Dystopia," the follow-up to the band’s Prosthetic debut, "Mechanics of Dysfunction." More in-studio footage will be available soon; in the meantime a clip featuring the recording of drum parts is available below.

Here are the latest BENEATH THE MASSACRE tour dates: More...

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Necrophagist And Dying Fetus To Tour The U.S.

NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, and VEIL OF MAYA may well be planning a U.S. tour together. The first initial dates to be released are as follows:

September 2 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
September 5 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Carcass, Suffocation, etc.

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Criminal Element Signs To Sevared Records

Sevared Records has announced the signing of Criminal Element, featuring members and former members of Suffocation, Misery Index and Dying Fetus. The band's new album, "Guilty As Charged," will contain 12 tracks and is due out in August 2008.

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Displeased Records Readies Reissues

Displeased Records is readying a number or reissues for this year including:

Kill Division's third album including a full live gig from 2006 as a bonus. Bonus live tracks include:

Kill division
Cold being
Supreme forgery
In your room
Phantom palace
Unholy
Mesfeken
The festering
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Summer Slaughter Canada Tour Dates Announced

NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, INTO ETERNITY, NEURAXIS, WHITECHAPEL, VEIL OF MAYA, DIVINITY and COMMON GRAVE will team up for the Summer Slaughter Canada tour, set to take place in August.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Aug. 14 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
Aug. 15 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Aug. 16 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Aug. 18 - Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroys
Aug. 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
Aug. 20 - Regina, SK - Riddell Center
Aug. 21 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
Aug. 22 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
Aug. 23 - Prince George, BC - Roll-a-Dome
Aug. 25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom (no COMMON GRAVE, DIVINITY)

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