Band Photo: Immolation (?)
From: Yonkers, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
New York death metal group Immolation will release new album "Atonement" on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released a third video trailer for "Atonement,? in which guitarist Robert Vigna discusses how he writes and prepares songs for the recording studio.
Immolation also graces the cover of the March issue of Decibel Magazine. Editor and chief Albert Mudrian recently offered a few thoughts on the honor:
"...in 2002, Immolation were already royalty to death metal fans, but by then, scene veterans who had stayed true to the genre’s dark and brutal path were in short supply. And the majority of them who remained committed were selling fewer records and performing to considerably smaller crowds than they had a decade prior.
"Fourteen years and four fantastic albums into their career, Dolan and Vigna could have easily packed it in, unwittingly positioning themselves for a fat reunion paycheck when the death metal nostalgia bug bit hard at the end of the aughts. Instead, they began doing what nearly every other other old-school death metal band failed to accomplish—they started releasing the best music of their career.
"Beginning with the towering 'Unholy Cult,' they recorded a string of modern classics further deepening their underground legacy, while slowly weaving like one of Vigna’s serpentine riffs into extreme metal’s vanguard. Decibel is only too happy to help bring their shadows into the light." More...
New York death metal group Immolation will release new album "Atonement" on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Today, the band has released a new video trailer for "Atonement" in which Ross Dolan discusses how he became the singer and bass player of the band.
This new album was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren.
Cover art was created by renowned artist Pär Olofsson, along with additional artwork by the very talented Zbigniew Bielak.
NYC death metal masters Immolation and Polish death metal legends Vader are very pleased to announce that they will both returning to our U.K. shores in 2017. Both bands will be co-headlining day one of Bristol Deathfest on Saturday, the 15th of April 2017.
Bristol Deathfest is a two day indoor death metal festival held at The Bierkeller in Bristol over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th. Tickets for the event are available here.
Immolation vocalist & bassist Ross Dolan commented: "We are very excited to be part of this year's Bristol Death Fest. It looks like it is going to be a great show with a lot of killer bands, and we are really looking forward to getting back on the road in April to support our new release! We will be touring with our long-time friends and brothers in Vader, so it should be a great tour with great people. We will see everyone on tour in 2017! "
Vader drummer James Stewart commented: "Vader are so excited to be bringing our punishing show to next year's Bristol Deathfest!!! 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Vader's first full-length 'The Ultimate Incantation', so you can expect some older material alongside a selection of hits and new songs from our record the 'The Empire.'" More...
Ross Dolan and Robert Vigna of Immolation chat about what has been up with the band since the release of "Kingdom of Conspiracy" in a freshly released video clip available below.
The new Immolation album "Atonement" will be released on February 24th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Following a stream of the track "Destructive Currents" last week, pre-orders are up now at this location.
The track listing for the upcoming album is as follows:
1. The Distorting Light
2. When the Jackals Come
3. Fostering the Divide
4. Rise the Heretics
5. Thrown to the Fire
6. Destructive Currents (streaming here)
9. Above All
10. The Power of Gods
11. Epiphany More...
Following the success of this fall's 20th anniversary "Return To Roots" tour, Max & Iggor Cavalera are pleased to announce an upcoming second leg of the tour, hitting additional markets from February 9th, 2017 through early March.
Several new cities will witness the legendary Sepultura classic album Roots performed in its entirety each night by Max, Iggor, Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Ill Niño) and Tony Campos (Soulfly, Static-X, Ministry, Fear Factory). Kicking off in Las Vegas, the tour will feature support from Immolation and Full Of Hell.
Very special meet & greet passes can be purchased at the merch booth each night. Fans will be given the opportunity to take a photo with Max and Iggor, and they will each sign a "Roots" CD, cassette or vinyl. More...
New York death metal act Immolation will release the new album "Atonement" on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is the first new studio release since 2013's "Kingdom of Conspiracy."
As a first taste, the band unleashed a 360 visualizer video for the new song "Destructive Currents." The track listing for the album is:
1. The Distorting Light
2. When the Jackals Come
3. Fostering the Divide
4. Rise the Heretics
5. Thrown to the Fire
6. Destructive Currents
9. Above All
10. The Power of Gods
11. Epiphany More...
Metal Blade Records has announced the next batch of classic albums to be included in the label's "Originals Series:" Immolation's "Close To A World Below," "Failures For Gods," and "Here In After."
Available in early 2017, these LP re-issues are the best editions yet, with a new master for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel (Temple of Disharmony), liner notes by the band's own Ross Dolan and Bob Vigna, 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters, and 250g inserts. Immolation's Ross Dolan comments:
"We are really excited that Metal Blade will be re-issuing our three records with them on vinyl. We are especially excited that 'Here In After' will finally be available on vinyl to the American fans since it was our only Metal Blade release that was never released in a vinyl format back in 1996.
"These three releases were a crucial part of Immolation's musical journey, and they really helped solidify our sound and musical direction for years to come. Each one of these releases was extremely unique for the time and our fans still really seem to love what we have created with each of these three albums. More...
On Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd - 23rd, 2017, Decibel Magazine is bringing the loudest, heaviest two-day craft beer festival in the world to The Fillmore Philadelphia: the first annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, presented by Unibroue. Ticket info is available here.
For nearly a decade, Decibel has fostered the brotherhood between the craft beer and metal worlds with the monthly "Brewtal Truth" column written Adem Tepedelen. Now, the two worlds will be united in one glorious weekend of extreme sound and suds in Philadelphia.
Headliners include grindcore brutalizers Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Saturday) and reunited stoner doom legends Sleep (Sunday) with Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Immolation, Panopticon, Withered, Khemmis, Krieg, Crypt Sermon, Falls of Rauros and Cemetery Piss rounding out a devastating weekend of intoxicated metal mayhem.
A host of craft breweries in the U.S. will also be taking part: TRVE (CO), Hammerheart (MN), Holy Mountain (WA), Burial (NC), Atlas (DC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Neshaminy Creek (PA), Burnt Hickory (GA), Hydra (SD), Tired Hands (PA), Champion (VA), Three Weavers (CA), 18th Street (IN) and Cigar City (FL). More...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
Department Of Correction
Fuck The Facts
Full Of Hell
M.o.d. Aka Method Of Destruction
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
Soil Of Ignorance
Trap Them More...
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...
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...
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.
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!"
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...