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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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Immolation Announce 2018 European Tour

Initial dates have been revealed for Immolation's European tour supporting their latest album, “Atonement“. Monument Of Misanthropy and Full of Hell will be joining them as special guests, with more supports yet to be announced.

Here’s what’s been confirmed thus far: More...

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Mayhem Kicking Off North American Tour Today

Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem will descend upon North America for a month-long live takeover from November 3rd to December 2nd. Support will be provided by Immolation and Black Anvil, the latter of which appeared with the band on their last stateside expedition.

The tour follows the band's recent Purgatorium Europæ - Pars Duorum trek. Additionally, Mayhem will take part in the latest edition of the Decibel Metal And Beer Fest set to take place on March 31st-April 1st, 2018 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mayhem will perform on April 1st alongside Carcass, Repulsion, Dream Death, and more.

See all confirmed dates below.

Mayhem - Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis Pars Duorum w/ Immolation, Black Anvil:

11/03/2017 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
11/04/2017 Elements - Kitchener, ON
11/05/2017 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
11/06/2017 Skully's Music Diner - Columbus, OH
11/07/2017 The Majestic - Madison, WI
11/09/2017 The Forge - Joliet, IL
11/10/2017 The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
11/11/2017 The Granada - Lawrence, KS More...

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Fall of Summer Festival 2017 - Torcy, France

September 8th - Day One

Vive le Fall of Summer Festival 2017! My girlfriend and I arrived in Paris the day before the festival jet lagged and without a plan on how to get to the town of Torcy, the home of Fall of Summer Festival. So we did what any metalhead might do in this situation, we went to THE metal bar in town and for Paris, that bar is Le Black Dog. Located a stumble away from the Seine River and in the middle of a popular food and entertainment district, you wouldn’t even know it’s a metalhead sanctuary from the outside.

After sheepishly stepping inside, the bar was packed with plenty of other metalheads. Black metal was blaring over the sound system and I observed there was a solid beer selection and plenty of Fall of Summer posters and drink coasters strewn about. After attempting to ask the bartenders and then realizing there was somewhat of a language barrier going on, I said “fuck it.” I shoved four of the Fall of Summer cardboard beer coasters into my girlfriend’s purse and decided that we’d figure it out the next day.

The first day of the fest, we decided to call our cab driver that drove us from the airport to take us to Fall of Summer and after a 40 minute drive, we arrived in Torcy. After winding through a few country roads, the all familiar seas of tents became visible. Our driver asked us where he should go to drop us and I told him anywhere near the mass of black t-shirts…duh! After a relatively short wait in line with several dozen of anxious festival attendees (approximately 1 hour), we were inside of Fall of Summer. Our first mission was to get adult beverages and food and to accomplish that we had to purchase “tokens.” After securing enough tokens for a day, we were able to complete our mission and finally set out to see our first band of the day.

Necrowretch, a death metal band from France no less, played a tight and aggressive set under a cloud filled sky. The crowd was small, but it was obvious that people were still making their way into the fest while they played. In fact, it was evident that at some point, there was going to be rain in the forecast. We weren’t worried, we had ponchos!

After Necrowretch, we started exploring the festival grounds. What a better place to start our exploration other than the merch area. There were about a dozen or so vendors, plus a bar and a café to peruse through. In addition, and most importantly, there were umbrella covered standing areas to chill…err…I mean escape from the rain that would dominate most of Friday’s festivities. The second band of the day was the blackened jazz version of Shining. Also hailing from Norway, this version was a last minute replacement band when Saint Vitus unfortunately had to drop off the fest. Without a doubt, The Shining were one of the more eclectic bands of the entire fest, they poured on the saxophone around the same time the rain ramped up its performance.

As the rain continued to soak everyone to the bone, that didn’t stop us and the rest of the festival attendees from checking out Gaahl’s Wyrd. Performing a swath of material from Gorgoroth, God Seed and Trelldom, Gaahl commanded a ten song set that made everyone forget about the rain for the time being. At one point, and I apologize for not remembering which song it was, but he sang in French to which the hometown fans responded in earnest. Ending his set with “Prosperity and Beauty,” the ever so eloquent Gaahl saluted with a sincere “Merci beaucoup” before exiting the stage.

After being soaked to the bone, the weather unfortunately got the best of us on this first day of Fall of Summer. As we made our way towards the exits, we were able to watch a couple songs from Blasphemy’s set. Covered from head to toe in chains, spikes and black leather, Blasphemy blasted the crowd with sheer brutality. As a teenager, I remember purchasing their debut album on Wild Rags Records and I, like most that followed them back then, are probably surprised by their rise to becoming a cult legend among extreme metal purists. Well, that was it for day one of Fall of Summer, hopefully the next day would be drier. More...

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Azarath Kicking Off European Tour

Polish death/black metal crew Azarath will kick off a European tour supporting Immolation and Melechesh this Thursday (September 7th) in Germany.

The band will be performing tracks from recently released new studio album, "In Extremis." Catch these upcoming Azarath tour dates:

7.09. GER Munich / Backstage München
8.09. CH Huttikon / Meh Suff
9.09. FR Paris / Fall of Summer Festival
10.09. BEL Roeselare / De Verlichte Geest
11.09. GER Oberhausen / Helvete Pub - Club - Live Stage
13.09. ITA Vercelli / Officine Sonore
14.09. ITA Prato / Exenzia
15.09. ITA Brescia / Circolo Colony
16.09. ITA San Dona di Piave (VE) / Revolver
17.09. SER Belgrade / Dom Omladine
18.09. ROM Bucarest / Fabrica
19.09. ROM Cluj Napoca / Flying Circus
20.09. HUN Budapest / Dürer Kert
21.09. SK Bratislava / Randal
22.09. CZ Prague / Rock Klub Nová Chmelnice
23.09. SK Kosice / Colloseum
24.09. CZ Ostrava / Barrack
26.09 POL Kraków / Zet Pe Te
27.09. POL Wroclaw / Klub Pralnia
28.09. POL Gdynia / Klub Muzyczny Ucho
29.09. POL Warszawa / Klub Proxima More...

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Mayhem & Immolation Touring US This Fall

Mayhem will bring its "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" tour to the United States this fall with support from legendary US death metal outfit Immolation and Black Anvil.

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Fall Of Summer 2017 Adds Septicflesh, Melechesh

The Fall Of Summer 2017 team is excited to reveal four new bands to this year's impending lineup. The organizers of the fest issued this statement:

"First of all, we're glad that the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh will celebrate the release of new album, 'Codex Omega,' with us at Fall Of Summer. The album will be out on September 1st via the French label Season Of Mist, you'll have one week to revise before the festival so don't miss it.

"Here is another event: American death metal pioneers Immolation are back in the Paris area after five years which seemed like a decade. Stronger than ever, they will offer you their mighty riffs and a killer show as always!

"They will be joined by Melechesh. Somewhere between black, death metal and oriental music, these Israelis will provide you with both mysticism and sonic chaos. Last but not least, they haven't visited France much since their creation, almost 20 years ago, but we are glad to welcome Azarath, proudly led by Inferno, Behemoth's drummer, who promises you a kickass performance." More...

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Watch: Immolation Live @ Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

New York death metal legends of Immolation took the stage on Saturday, April 22 at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest. "Max Volume Silence Live" was there to record the band's set in full, which you can check out below.

The video also captures Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine introducing Immolation.

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5Rand Joining Vader Tour

Rock On Agency today announces that Italian band 5Rand will join Vader, Immolation, and Monument Of Misanthropy on tour next month. Dates are available below.

5Rand released debut album “Sacred/Scared” on the 24th of February 2017, recorded at Kick Recording Studios (Rome, Italy), engineered and mixed by Marco Mastrobuono, and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Helsinki, Finland) by Mika Jussila.

Catch the band live:

Apr 01 Slowianin Szczecin, Poland
Apr 02 Hellraiser Leipzig, Germany
Apr 04 De Kreun Kortrijk, Belgium
Apr 05 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
Apr 06 P60 Amstelveen, Netherlands
Apr 07 Hypothalamus Rheine, Germany
Apr 08 Royal Metal Festival Aarhus, Denmark
Apr 09 Roxy Concerts Flensburg, Germany More...

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Documentary On Immolation’s Ross Dolan Streaming

Fret12 just released a new short documentary on Immolation vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan. It’s the latest contribution in its ongoing "The Sound And The Story" series. Immolation‘s new album "Atonement”"saw a release last month. Catch the band live this April supporting Vader and Monument Of Misanthropy on the upcoming "Rise Of The Empire - European Tour 2017". Check out all dates after the jump.


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Monument Of Misanthropy Working On New EP

Austrian/French brutal death metal maniacs of Monument Of Misanthropy are currently working on their upcoming new EP titled "Capital Punisher". French drum-wizard Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, Benighted) will be providing studio-drums again. In other news the band welcomes new band members Sam Terrak on bass and Cedric Lorin on live-drums. The album's cover artwork was again created by Remy Cuveillier of Headsplit Design, Paris, France.

"Capital Punisher" will contain the following new tracks:

- "Capital Punisher"
- "Killing Spree"
- "At Death's Door"
- "Pull The Plug" (Death cover)

+ one new secret track

Catch the band live this April supporting Vader and Immolation on the upcoming "Rise Of The Empire - European Tour 2017". Check out all dates below: More...

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Vader Announces Complete European/UK Tour

Massive Music proudly announces the 2nd leg of the upcoming Vader "Rise Of The Empire - European Tour 2017", with Immolation and Monument Of Misanthropy as support acts. More support acts will be confirmed soon.

Catch this killer tour package on the following dates below: More...

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Vader Announces Tour With Immolation

Polish death metal group Vader and Yonkers NY’s unique death metal crew Immolation are very pleased to announce that they will be touring the U.K. and playing a show in Dublin this coming April.

Vader will be headlining the six shows, with Immolation performing as main support. Also supporting will be Austrian brutal death metal troupe Monument Of Misanthropy, with more supports to be announced in due course.

The death metal onslaught will commence on 11th April with a performance at Manchester’s Rebellion venue, taking the extreme package to Dublin, Glasgow and London, before concluding at Bristol Death Fest and Brighton’s Mammothfest Death Metal All Dayer. More...

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Immolation Releases "Fostering The Divide" Video

The New York-based death metal giants from Immolation are currently on tour in North America in support of their upcoming album "Atonement," which will be released on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band releases a lyric video for the brand new track "Fostering The Divide," which can be seen below. The full track listing 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
7. Lower
8. Atonement
9. Above All
10. The Power of Gods
11. Epiphany

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Immolation Posts Fourth "Atonement" Video

The fourth in a series of video trailers for new album "Atonement" has now come online from the New York death metal giants Immolation.

"Atonement" is due out on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records and today the band has released a fourth teaser video in which guitarist Robert Vigna and Ross Dolan discuss who should be in the Big Four of death metal.

Did you miss part 3 in the ongoing video series? It's still available right here.

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Immolation Posts Third "Atonement" Trailer

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...

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Immolation Posts Album Trailer

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.

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Vader And Immolation To Headline Bristol Deathfest

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...

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Immolation Discusses Upcoming Album

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)
7. Lower
8. Atonement
9. Above All
10. The Power of Gods
11. Epiphany More...

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2nd "Return To Roots" Tour Announced

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...

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Immolation Posts 360 Visualizer Clip For New Song

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
7. Lower
8. Atonement
9. Above All
10. The Power of Gods
11. Epiphany More...

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