Band Photo: Immolation (?)
From: Yonkers, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Legendary death metal titans IMMOLATION kick off a massive a month-long North American tour this week with SUFFOCATION and SKINLESS, which marks their first stateside trek in three years. Returning with the same lineup as their previous release, Harnessing Ruin, dubbed “the most skull-crushing of their entire necro-rompin’ career” by Revolver Magazine, the group finds itself uncharacteristically stable, allowing for chemistry not present in their formative years. Founding members Dolan and Robert Vigna (guitar) join Bill Taylor (guitar) and Steve Shalaty (drums) to form the group’s most consistently punishing lineup yet.
Robert Vigna further describes his excitement over the upcoming tour: “We are really looking forward to this SUFFOCATION tour. We haven’t been out in the states for a while now and we can’t wait! I think the lineup is really strong and the fact that it’s composed off all NY bands is something special that the kids have been waiting for. All the bands have their own style, so it’s going to be a great extreme show! More...
The buzz surrounding LA thrashers Warbringer is simply astounding following a slew of high-profile shows alongside the legendary Exodus and overwhelmingly positive reactions to the group's self-released EP. Upon signing a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, the quintet entered the studio with acclaimed producer Bill Metoyer, who helped shape legendary albums from the likes of Slayer, D.R.I. and Sacred Reich, among a slew of others.
John Kevill (vocals) states: "So far the recording's gone very well. Everything is now tracked, and mixing is currently in full swing. Everyone's pretty happy with how it's shaping up, and we all feel it's a huge step up for us. Working with Bill has been awesome. It's been very laid back, and we've received a lot of good feedback and input from him. Counting bonus material and everything, we did a total of 14 tracks. The cover art is also looking pretty bad-ass. The whole thing will be done in a couple of weeks, and we can't wait to unleash it upon the masses."
While Warbringer has built a rabid local fan base playing with others in the LA thrash revival scene, they're set to join Exodus, Arsis and Goatwhore on a national tour in January. This tour will be preceded by a number of warm-up dates opening for Suffocation/Immolation and Prong throughout the CA area this month. Having already completed a West Coast tour with Daath, in addition to the several shows with Exodus, these young thrash warriors (4 out of the 5 aren't even of legal drinking age) are prepared to bring their definitive brand of violent combat thrash to audiences nationwide.
Legendary New York death metallers IMMOLATION will team up with Polish unholy deathsters AZARATH and DEIVOS for a four-date Polish tour in August. The two support acts are also currently promoting their newest, highly acclaimed studio albums "Diabolic Impious Evil" (out on Pagan Records) and "Emanation From Below" (available via Empire Records), respectively. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Aug. 12 - Katowice @ Mega Club
Aug. 13 - Rzeszów @ Pod Palma
Aug. 14 - Lódz @ Funaberia 2
Aug. 15 - Wroclaw @ Madness
IMMOLATION will also appear at several European festivals, including Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic and Mountains of Death in Switzerland.
IMMOLATION have confirmed a string of three dates in Poland, in August, with another date to be confimred.
The band's upcoming live schedule is as follows:
12 - Katowice, Poland at Mega Club
14 - Lodz, Poland at Funaberia 2
15 – Wroclaw, Poland at Madness More...
Veteran New York death metallers IMMOLATION are currently touring Europe with KRISIUN, GRAVE and DAWN OF AZAZEL. The group has checked in with the following update:
"The tour has been progressing well and each night the bands have been maxing themselves out. Tonight, more or less one fourth of the way through the tour, we are playing the 12th date in Glasgow. Behind us, there is the highly successful Neurotic Festival in Eindhoven (600 fans) and the crazy gig in Hannover (300 fans) with the equally crazy afterparty. The day after tomorrow we are returning to the mainland and getting ready for Hellriser Festival in Leipzig, Bavarian Battle Summer Fest in Rosenheim, Suffering Life in Wachenroth and Deathfest in Duisburg. The bands are also looking forward to the dates in Spain - we all want some more sun! More...
Improving upon the foundation of technical, neck-snapping death metal they helped build beginning in the late 1980s, IMMOLATION unleashes the seventh chapter in their legendary career, Shadows in the Light. The stunning new effort was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino and is now available. The new video for the track, “World Agony,? was recently posted on their official MySpace page. Click the link below to check it out. www.myspace.com/immolationny
IMMOLATION will also team up with Suffocation and Skinless for a month-long North American tour this fall and see below for the complete itinerary. Returning with the same lineup as their previous release, Harnessing Ruin, dubbed “the most skull-crushing of their entire necro-rompin’ career? by Revolver Magazine, the group finds itself uncharacteristically stable, allowing for chemistry not present in their formative years. Founding members Dolan and Robert Vigna (guitar) join Bill Taylor (guitar) and Steve Shalaty (drums) to form the group’s most consistently punishing lineup yet.
Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL are confirmed as headliners for this year's Hole In The Sky festival, which will take place August 22nd-25th in Bergen, Norway. Other acts on the bill include MELECHESH, DESTROYER 666, IMMOLATION, NAPALM DEATH and TESTAMENT. More...
IMMOLATION's video for the song "World Agony" has been posted at YouTube. The track comes off the long-running New York-based death metal band's seventh release, "Shadows in the Light", due on May 8 via via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino.
Returning with the same lineup as their previous release, "Harnessing Ruin", dubbed "the most skull-crushing of their entire necro-rompin' career" by Revolver magazine, the group finds itself uncharacteristically stable, allowing for chemistry not present in their formative years. Founding members Ross Dolan (vocals, bass) and Robert Vigna (guitar) join Bill Taylor (guitar) and Steve Shalaty (drums) to form the group's most consistently punishing lineup yet. More...
SKINLESS has announced a number of globe-spanning tour dates in support of their latest release, Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The quartet will first embark on a month-long European tour with label-mates DYING FETUS along with CATTLE DECAPITATION starting this Friday, May 4. Also joining these bands on various dates of the tour are NAPALM DEATH, RED CHORD, DEAD TO FALL, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, ION DISSONANCE, and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. This will be Skinless’ first return to Europe since their successful headlining tour there last summer. Skinless has also announced a North American tour alongside SUFFOCATION and IMMOLATION for the fall. This tour will kick off on October 25 in Quebec, QC, hitting major cities throughout its four-week span. More...
SUFFOCATION will team up with IMMOLATION and SKINLESS for a North American tour beginning late October. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Oct. 25 - Quebec City, QUE @ Imperial de Quebec
Oct. 26 - Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
Oct. 27 - Toronto @ The Opera House
Oct. 28 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Oct. 29 - Chicago, IL @ Metro / Smart Bar
Oct. 30 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
Nov. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Nov. 03 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Grill
Nov. 04 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Nov. 05 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 06 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 07 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 08 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Nov. 09 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Nov. 10 - Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
Nov. 11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
Nov. 14 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Nov. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov. 17 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
Nov. 18 - New York, NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
Improving upon the foundation of technical, neck-snapping death metal they helped build beginning in the late 1980s, IMMOLATION unleashes the seventh chapter in their legendary career, Shadows in the Light. The stunning new effort was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino and is set for a May 8th release. A new track, “World Agony,” is now available on their official MySpace page.
Returning with the same lineup as their previous release, Harnessing Ruin, dubbed “the most skull-crushing of their entire necro-rompin’ career” by Revolver Magazine, the group finds itself uncharacteristically stable, allowing for chemistry not present in their formative years. Founding members Dolan and Robert Vigna (guitar) join Bill Taylor (guitar) and Steve Shalaty (drums) to form the group’s most consistently punishing lineup yet.
Robert Vigna (guitars) further describes the new album: "It's aggressive, emotional and haunting. The disc delivers all of IMMOLATION's attributes, as it's catchy as hell, very direct and to the point. The album devastates on all levels, from blasting madness and militant charges to sorrow-filled doom and depression. It is a very complete record with soulful solos, thunderous raging drums and vocals that lash right out at you!"
You can check out a new song from IMMOLATION entitled “World Agony,” off their upcoming new album Shadows In The Light, over at their official MySpace page.
Death metal stalwarts IMMOLATION have wrapped up the recording process for their new full-length album, Shadows In The Light, which is set for an April release via Century Media. The effort was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino. Shadows In The Light features the following tracks:
'Hate's Plague', 'Passion Kill', 'World Agony', 'Tarnished', 'The Weight Of Devotion', 'Breathing The Dark',
'Deliverer Of Evil', 'Shadows In The Light', 'Lying With Demons', 'Whispering Death'.
Robert Vigna (guitars) further describes the new album: "It's aggressive, emotional and haunting. The disc delivers all of Immolation's attributes, as it's catchy as hell, very direct and to the point. The album devastates on all levels, from blasting madness and militant charges to sorrow-filled doom and depression. It is a very complete record with soulful solos, thunderous raging drums and vocals that lash right out at you!"
IMMOLATION have completed recording sessions for their 2007 releases. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino, the new material is some of their darkest and heaviest yet, while once again providing a very unique sound and style from their past releases.
The EP will be entitled "Hope and Horror" and will contain the following tracks; "Den of Thieves", "The Condemned" and "The Struggle of Hope and Horror". The last track being an epic instrumental, the band's first ever. The EP itself is also a first for IMMOLATION and the band is extremely happy with how it came out. "The three tracks really showcase all of our strongest elements and some new approaches as well. I think people are really going to like it! The EP has it all!", says guitarist Robert Vigna.
Together with the 3 new exclusive tracks will be a DVD of an entire live set recorded last year at BB Kings night club in New York City. "The video work on this is amazing, the sound is raw, but you can make everything out really well. It really gets the live feel like your there!" says bass/vocalist Ross Dolan.
The full length album will be entitled "Shadows in the Light". It will feature the following 10 tracks; "Hate's Plague", "Passion Kill", "World Agony", "Tarnished", "The Weight of Devotion", "Breathing the Dark", "Deliverer of Evil", "Shadows in the Light", "Lying with Demons" and "Whispering Death". A dark twisted ride, "Shadows in the Light" is aggressive, emotional and haunting.
FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
KEEP OF KALESSIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
German gothic metallers CREMATORY are the latest act confirmed for the 10th Anniversary of Germany's Summer Breeze Festival, which scheduled for August 16th - 18th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts now confirmed for Summer Breeze 2007 include: More...
Brazilian death metal machine KRISIUN will co-headline a string of dates in Europe with IMMOLATION and label mates ABORTED in summer, 2007.
"After waiting for more than a year to hit the European stages again, Krisiun is proud to announce it's return for a new tour in May and June, 2007 alongside death metal legends Immolation."
Tour dates to be announced soon.
France's Listenable Records has launched its exclusive YouTube channel at this location. Currently available for viewing on the channel are videos by such artists as IMMOLATION, THE AMENTA, GOJIRA, ABORTED and TEXTURES.
IMMOLATION is fine tuning the tracks for their new upcoming album. They will be entering the studio any day now to start work on their 7th full length CD.
According to a band update, the new material is very aggressive and much more intense than their past work. Songs are shorter, but pack more of a punch; definitely a darker, meaner album. The band is currently holed up at drummer Steve Shalaty’s house in Ohio prepping away. They will be making their way over to Millbrook, NY by the end of the week to meet up with Paul Orofino, the band’s producer for the last four records, at Millbrook Sound Studios.
“We are really excited about the new material. It is really a powerful bunch of songs. They kick you hard right from the start and leave you pummeled by the end!”, says Robert Vigna, one of the band’s original members since their inception. “I think the fans are going to go ape shit when they hear these tracks!”
“The new stuff definitely has a very dark feel, but does not let up on the heaviness or intensity at all”, says Ross Dolan, the band’s lead vocalist/bassist and other original Immolation veteran. “There is a hint of both the last two records, Unholy Cult and Harnessing Ruin, in the new songs, but they are coming from a completely different approach. They are going to knock you on your ass!”
“I’m just glad they gave me more than six days to get the new tracks down before we hit the studio!”, says Steve Shalaty, drummer extraordinaire, the calm playing tornado behind the kit.
Immolation will also be heading out to Amsterdam directly after the studio to play the Arnhem Metal Meeting Festival (on December 9th) with ARCH ENEMY, then they are off to Paris to shoot a new video for the upcoming album.
Listenable Records will be releasing an EP in February, Immolation’s first ever, that will also contain a live DVD, a complete show from one of the band’s most recent performances at BB Kings in New York City. The video was shot by Evil Eye Productions and really captures the feeling of the night. “The way they shot it was great, really cool angles and camera work,…you will feel like you’re in the front row!”
The new full length will be out in April through Century Media and Listenable Records in the US and Europe respectively. Look out for the band to hit Europe for a full length tour in May 2007. As well as some European summer festivals. US dates are sure to follow.
According to Listenable Records, IMMOLATION will play an exclusive show on December 9th at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland at the Arnhem Metal Meeting festival. Tickets for France, Belgium, and Switzerland will be available at FNAC.com; tickets for Germany will be available at Metaltix.com. Fans in Holland can buy tickets on Ticketmaster.
Immolation are working on the follow up to their 2005 album, Harnessing Ruin. A specially packaged Mini-CD/EP (the band's first ever) will be released in February 2007 featuring exclusive tracks. The band's new full-length album is set to be released in April. Both releases will be recorded in November with producer Paul Oforino in his studios in New York. The track listing has not yet been announced.
As previously reported, Immolation will be touring Europe in 2007 with ABORTED, LENG TCH'E and one more band (TBA) from May 5th to June 5th.