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Formed: 1986
From: Yonkers, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Immolation News

Below is our complete Immolation 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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1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Origin Comments On Upcoming Tour

Technical death metal icons Origin have announced a new European tour that will be taking place throughout May of 2016. The event will be a treat for extreme metal fans, with a broad spectrum of heavy acts on board: fellow countrymen and partners in crime Immolation, headliner and black metal pioneers Marduk, as well as thrash metal sensation Bio-Cancer closing the line-up.

Origin: commented on the tour: “Black? Death? Thrash? This tour has something to brutalize any taste and we are bringing it to every squalid corner of your continent! Its been over a year since Origin has graced your shores and our ferocity has only heightened since then. Are you ready to Hail Space??” More...

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Immolation And Origin Supporting Marduk

New York-based death metal quartet Immolation, which is set to release a new studio album this summer, will be supporting legendary black metal band Marduk on the upcoming "Frontschwein: 2016 - Europe Part 4" tour.

Additional support will come from death shredders Origin and Greek thrashers Bio-Cancer. See Immolation live on these upcoming dates:

2016-05-03 Weinheim (Cafe Central) DE
2016-05-04 Zwickau (Seilerstraße) DE
2016-05-05 Arlon (L'Entrepot) BE
2016-05-06 Essen (Turock) DE
2016-05-07 Lille (Aeronef) FR
2016-05-08 London (Incineration Festival) GB
2016-05-09 Manchester (Sound Control) GB
2016-05-10 Glasgow (G2) GB
2016-05-11 Bristol (The Fleece) GB
2016-05-12 Arnheim (Luxorlive) NL
2016-05-13 Rotterdam (Baroeg) NL
2016-05-14 Arnstelveen (P60) NL
2016-05-16 Pratteln (Z7) CH
2016-05-17 Brescia (Circo Colony) IT
2016-05-18 Innsbruck (Hafen) AT
2016-05-19 Wien (Szene) AT
2016-05-20 Katowice (Mega Club) PL
2016-05-21 Warszawa (Progresja) PL More...

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Immolation Supporting Marduk On Tour

Yonkers NY’s unique death metal masters from Immolation are very pleased to announce they will be supporting black metal veterans Marduk on upcoming May U.K. dates.

The 4 date run commences with a performance at London’s infamous extreme music event, Incineration Festival (also with Marduk) on May 8th, culminating on May 11th with a final show at The Fleece, Bristol. Commanding front man and bassist Ross Dolan said of the announcement:

"We are very excited to be returning to Europe, supporting and sharing the stage with our good friends and metal brothers in Marduk. We have toured with the Marduk guys many times before in the past and are looking forward to a great tour with some great people. It will be a good one for sure, see you all in May!" More...

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Obscene Extreme Adds Four More Bands

The Obscene Extreme America mosh pit just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The festival takes place in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd, with the organizers issuing this statement about new confirmations:

"Fatal Flaw - Don’t get fooled by the band name! The only weakness these Montreal crustcore lunatics have is not being able to control the anger & ferocity that goes through their music. Raging crust punk is what you’ll get at OEF America and the only flaw possible is the lack of people in the mosh pit. Don’t make this happen, get your ass in the pit or you will feel the wrath of Fatal Flaw!

"The Drip - They're pissed off & ready to unleash the most barbaric grindcore the east-coast have ever witnessed. Washington State's The Drip deliver merciless fast-paced grind in a non stop onslaught of aggression & intensity. Get ready for a presentation of gruesome poetics while this modern grindcore band spread chaos through their blasting & unhealthy tunes.

"Noisem - Baltimore's Noisem will blast their vicious tunes in such a destructive velocity, it will feel like someone's shredding your fucking face with a cheesegrater. Formerly known as Necropsy, this young band's playing abrasive death metal at a lightning speed, destroying everything in its path. Be apart of the bestial birth of Noisem at OEF!!!

"Homewrecker - Things are going to get ugly at OEF America as Ohio's Homewrecker are back in Montreal with their grinding hardcore harmonies. They will show no mercy as they pummel your face with heavy as hell guitar riffs, punishing vocals & blistering fast drums!"

The previously announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Obscene Extreme Announces More Band Additions

The monster line up for Obscene Extreme America keeps growing with a new batch of bands announced to this year's festival in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd.

Announced this week are: Power Cup, Napalm Raid, Homalka, Broken Hope, Grotesque Organ Defilement, Total Fucking Destruction, and Rumpelstilskin Grinder.

These new announcements will perform alongside the previously revealed lineup of: More...

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Immolation And More Added To Obscene Extreme

Obscene Extreme America has announced more bands to this year's line up of extreme music in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd.

Announced this week are Immolation, Putrid Pile, Hard Charger, and Archagathus. The previously announced lineup is as follows:

Biological Montrosity
Corrupt Leaders
Creative Waste
Deche Charge
Department Of Correction
Fuck The Facts
Full Of Hell
Morpheus Descends
M.o.d. Aka Method Of Destruction
Mother Brain
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
Soil Of Ignorance
Trap Them More...

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Neurotic Deathfest Finalizes Band Lineup

With American death metal legends Origin, the utterly brutal Morgoth from Germany, Dutch marauders Centurian and Dutch brutal death grinders Korpse rounding off the bill, the line-up for Neurotic Deathfest 2015 is complete.

Europe's premier indoor extreme metal festival sets place on April 17th - 19th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, the Netherlands. 42 bands in total will play at the 12th edition of the festival, including heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath, Obituary and Entombed A.D. Weekend tickets and day tickets are available through this location.

The confirmed bands are as follows:

Bloodbath, Obituary, Entombed A.D., Immolation, Origin, Devourment, Nader Sadek, Broken Hope, Pyrexia, Tribulation, Internal Suffering, Benighted, Internal Bleeding, Morgoth, Dead Congregation, Sinister, Disavowed, Soulburn, Liquid Graveyard, Mass Infection, Gorod, Kronos, Centurian, Ingested, Holocausto Canibal, Jig-Ai, Nominon, Unfathomable Ruination, Acranius, Cardiac Arrest, Incinerate, Regurgitate Life, Hideous Divinity, Contrastic, Perfecitizen, The Walking Dead Orchestra, Near Death Condition, Korpse, Bleeding Utopia, Abhorrent Decimation, Neuroma and Slaughter To Prevail. More...

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Neurotic Deathfest Announces New Band Additions

The Neurotic Deathfest has announced new names for the 2015 installment, set to take place at 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands on April 17th - 19th, 2015.

Four new acts are confirmed: Obituary, Gorod, Kronos and Holocausto Canibal. The organization earlier confirmed heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath and Immolation. Tickets are available through this location.

The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Knotfest Adds New Stage, 10 More Bands

Slipknot’s very own Knotfest has revealed additional bands for the October 24th - 26th destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA.

Featuring Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, and Anthrax, the Knotfest lineup has now added Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation, Attika 7 and more. The new additions will perform on the Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball.

See below for details and look for an announcement in the coming weeks about Knotfest's Stage 004. As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience.

Slipknot recently posted a first new song in six years, “The Negative One,” which immediately hit #1 on Billboard’s Trending 140 Chart. You can check it out at this location. More...

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Cripple Bastards To Play Obscene Extreme Fest

Italy's Cripple Bastards has been confirmed for the upcoming Obscene Extreme Festival. The following press release was also issued about the appearance:

"You could say this is a 'grindcore hat-trick' as it is the third OEF appearance in 2014 for Italian hate mob Cripple Bastards after headlining the insane Obscene Extreme Asia in Tokyo and Obscene Extreme Australia in Melbourne earlier this year. But if you really want to see the Bastards play at home, then Obscene Extreme Trutnov is the grounds for the final massacre. They have been blasting the shit on stage since the festival's birth back in 1999 and raised the most infernal stage diving pits for countless times through the years that followed.

"26 years after their conception Cripple Bastards still hold the banner high as Italy's most hostile and aggressive grind/hardcore unit around. With one foot firmly in the past and all the vicious savagery of manic fast 80's hardcore extremity, Cripple Bastards are also charging forwards. With bloodshot eyes and a rabid 'get out and bite them' attitude, this band are ready to introduce their brand new 2014 full length 'Nero In Metastasi' on Relapse Records and they will consolidate their ongoing mission of bringing nihilistic, fuck-you-all, grinding hatred to every corner of an underserving mankind. Cripple Bastards will also be introducing for the first time ever on Trutnov's Battlefield their 5 piece line-up with new axeman Wild Vitto on second guitar which will only enhance their wall of hate/grind fury!"

The Obscene Extreme Festival 2014 will take place from July 16th - 20th, 2014, with full details available right here. The confirmed lineup includes the following bands: More...

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Ross Dolan Comments On Gospel Of The Witches

In a new video clip available online, Immolation's Ross Dolan speaks about his role in Gospel of the Witches, the new project fronted by vocalist and visual artist Karyn Crisis (Ephel Duath). Check it out below.

Gospel of the Witches features the pairing of Crisis' and Dolan's voices in what Crisis terms a "death choir."

She has stated, "As a testament to Ancient Ways and the union of opposites, I explore the feminine power in my voice on this album and couple it with Ross' intensely masculine vocal power to create a consistent theme of thickly layered vocal choruses."

Dolan describes the project as "dark, haunting, very creepy, very cool stuff... something big and epic and multi-layered."

Gospel of the Witches' lineup is completed by Ephel Duath mastermind Davide Tiso on guitar and bass, and Intronaut's Danny Walker on drums.

The recording of the 13-song debut album begins in June with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) at The Basement Recording NC. The album will also contain a guest appearance by Mike Hill, frontman of Tombs. You can take part in the creation of the album by joining the crowd funding campaign right here. More...

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Brutal Truth To Play Obscene Extreme Fest

The Obscene Extreme festival will be taking place from July 16th - 20th, with ticket information available at this location. Now the festival has announced several new additions to the lineup, including Brutal Truth and Morgoth. The festival organizers comment:

"Few bands represent Obscene Extreme as fully as US grind legends Brutal Truth – they've weathered break-ups and line-up changes, but never once have they halted in their mission to keep pushing the bleeding edge of grindcore.

"Never complacent, each steamroller of Brutal Truth album has furthered their sound and moved the goalposts for the whole damn genre in the process. Now bassist, founding member and extreme metal champion Dan Lilker approaches his 50th birthday, he's stepping back from music and his baby - Brutal Truth - will be no more.

"When the band returned in 2006, it was Obscene Extreme the following year that welcomed them back as very personification of the festival. Now, seven years later we'll bid them farewell with one final performance. Obscene Extreme 2014 – this promises to be unforgettable!!!

"Another band that will be stepping out onto the Obscene Extreme stage this year will be fathers of the German death metal scene, the mighty Morgoth. Originally split in 1998 after only three albums - the coffin-lid hammering of 1991's ‘Cursed,’ 1993's forward-thinking ‘Odium’ and their most divisive albums ever, 1995's post-punk ‘Feel Sorry For The Fanatic.’ More...

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Immolation Hitting The Road

The New York death metal legends in Immolation are about to hit the road on their “European Conspiracy Tour” this coming Friday, January 2014.

Joining in will be Chicago's Broken Hope, Paris based metal newbies Sweetest Devilry and Bulgarian act Eufobia (for the shows on February 13 to February 22).

Commented Immolation vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan: "We are all really excited about once again returning to Europe in support of the 'Kingdom Of Conspiracy' album. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the shows and can't wait to play a completely new live set featuring material off of almost all the releases, old and new, especially a good amount of songs off the new album. Joining us on this run will be our longtime friends from Illinois, Broken Hope, who we feel will really add a lot to the tour and it will be a pleasure to have them along with us to give the European fans a good dose of extreme death metal. See you all in a few days!" More...

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Sweetest Devilry Bassist To Miss Upcoming Shows

Sweetest Devilry has issued the following announcement about tapping Bastien from NightShade for upcoming tour dates:

"We've the pleasure to announce you that we will be back on the road in less than a month all across Europe with Immolation and Broken Hope! Check out the first wave of dates (more will comes this week end!)

"The sad news: our bassist Sylvere will not be able to join us on this tour... but he will be replaced on this one by our bro Bastien from the band NightShade! Hope to see you all really soon!" More...

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Immolation Posts "Indoctrinate" Lyric Clip

Immolation has released a new lyric video for the track "Indoctrinate," taken off the new album "Kingdom of Conspiracy," due out May 10th (EU), May 13th (UK), and May 14th (US).

Check out the clip below. You can also download the song for free at this location.

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Immolation Posts "Kingdom Of Conspiracy" Teaser

A new teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming Immolation album "Kingdom Of Conspiracy," due out May 14th (US) and May 10th (EU). Check out the clip below. The track listing for the album is:

1. Echoes Of Despair
2. Keep The Silence
3. Kingdom Of Conspiracy
4. Serving Divinity
5. The Great Sleep
6. Indoctrinate (streaming here)
7. A Spectacle of Lies
8. God Complex
9. Bound To Order
10. All That Awaits More...

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Immolation Streaming New Track "Indoctrinate"

New York death metal act Immolation is streaming the new track "Indoctrinate." The song appears on the band's upcoming release "Kingdom of Conspiracy," which is due out on May 10th (EU), May 13th (UK), and May 14th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Echoes Of Despair
2. Keep The Silence
3. Kingdom Of Conspiracy (see lyric video)
4. Serving Divinity
5. The Great Sleep
6. Indoctrinate
7. A Spectacle of Lies
8. God Complex
9. Bound To Order
10. All That Awaits

Check out "Indoctrinate" here: More...

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Immolation Posts New Lyric Video

New York death metal legends Immolation have posted a lyric video for the track “Kingdom of Conspiracy” below.

“Kingdom Of Conspiracy” is the title track off the band's upcoming ninth full-length album. The follow-up to 2010 release, "Majesty and Decay," will be released on May 10th via Nuclear Blast.

"Kingdom of Conspiracy" was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren. The track listing is as follows:

1. Echoes Of Despair
2. Keep The Silence
3. Kingdom Of Conspiracy
4. Serving Divinity
5. The Great Sleep
6. Indoctrinate
7. A Spectacle of Lies
8. God Complex
9. Bound To Order
10. All That Awaits More...

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Immolation Explains Artwork Creation

New York death metal legends Immolation and NoiseCreep.com give you a glimpse into the creative process that went into making the artwork for new album "Kingdom of Conspiracy."

View rough sketches and detailed accounts on the cover's construction by both artist Pär Olofsson and guitarist Robert Vigna at this location.

Immolation and Decibel Magazine have also made a brand new song available for streaming, which can be heard below. The album is due out May 10th in Europe via Nuclear Blast. "Kingdom of Conspiracy" was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren. More...

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