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.
Continuing the highly successful Metal For The Masses series, the Century Family unseals Metal For The Masses Volume Four, once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The 2-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over 2 hours of music. The artwork for Volume Four incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and also depicts the album art for each featured artist within as well as additional artist and album information. Volume Four comes housed in a deluxe double Digipak and is available now at all Hot Topic locations nationwide.
Started in 2003, Metal For The Masses has become The Century Family's largest-selling compilation series, replacing the budget priced Identity series. The Metal For The Masses series is also one of Hot Topic's longest-running exclusive compilations. Selling well over 60,000 copies each, Metal For The Masses continues to disseminate the word of metal.
Disc One Includes Century Media Artists:
God Forbid, Manntis, Diecast, Brand New Sin, Agents Of Man, Shadows Fall, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Behemoth, Old Man's Child, Naglfar, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Eyes Of Fire, Into Eternity, Cryptopsy, Watch Them Die, Napalm Death, Despised Icon and Immolation
Disc Two Includes:
Nuclear Blast Artists: Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, In Flames, Meshuggah, Bleed The Sky, Darkane, Mnemic, Hypocrisy, Exodus and Cathedral
Liquor And Poker Music Artists: Fireball Ministry, Nebula, The Hellacopters, The Illuminati, The Black Halos, Crash Kelly, The Thieves, Scott Reeder, American Heartbreak and Backyard Babies
Effective immediately, Olympic Recordings, a sub-label of the Century Family Inc. specializing in "extreme" music, will cease to exist. Century Media Records was recently contacted by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) who notified us that because they own a trademark on the word "Olympic," we would have to stop using it ourselves in order to avoid a legal battle.
A representative on the committee's behalf has informed us that the word "Olympic" is a legally protected trademark that Congress gave the USOC the exclusive right to use. Furthermore, the USOC may file a civil action suit against anyone if they, without consent of the USOC, use the Olympic trademark to induce the sale of any goods or services.
This is not the first time the USOC has contacted a business over this matter. The USOC is said to contact about 50 groups a year on average about the matter. More information can be found here.
At this time, Century Media would like to welcome Aborted, Behemoth, Immolation, Incantation, Swallow The Sun, and Vital Remains to the Century Media roster.
SKINLESS guitarist Noah Carpenter has issued the following update regarding their plans for a new album to be released next year, which will be their first with vocalist Jason Keyser:
"SKINLESS would like to say thanks to DEICIDE, IMMOLATION, DESPISED ICON, WITH PASSION and their crews for a great tour, and probably the best tour SKINLESS has ever been a part of. Also, a huge thanks to all of our fans who came out to support us. You bastards in NYC, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles were especially fucking crazy. If we didn't make it through your area please be patient, we'll get to ya.
Right now we are concentrating on writing the new album. Our main goal is to write the heaviest Skinless material ever. If everything goes as planned we'll be in the studio by the end of 2005 to set SKINLESS up for a Spring 2006 release through Relapse Records, followed by extensive touring. We do not yet have a title for the forthcoming album but some song titles are "Trample The Weak, Hurdle the Dead," "Execution Of Reason," "Sycophant," and "Overlord." This album will delve deeply into themes and images of warfare, and possibly a history lesson or two.
We'll be doing a few small excursions in the Northeast U.S.A, Mexico, and Eastern Canada later this year, dates will be posted as they are confirmed.
"Gut Pumping Hits" is due to be released by Stepup Productions at the end of 2005. This combo CD/DVD package will include all SKINLESS demo recordings from 1992-1997, as well as the "Buzzed And Brutal" VHS now on DVD(with bonus material).
That's about all for now. METAL!!!"
The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece Despised Icon recently completed a massive Canadian tour alongside Ion Dissonance this past month in support of The Healing Process, their highly acclaimed new album. The band will make their first appearance in the U.S. at the Maryland Deathfest late May leading them directly into their first national U.S. tour alongside Deicide, Immolation, Skinless and With Passion.
Alex Erian (vocals) checks in with the following report:
We just got back from our Canadian tour and we had a great time with our bros in Ion Dissonance. We pretty much started out at the same time and have also shared numerous bands/projects in the past with those guys, so it was definitely awesome to be able to tour with them for the first time. I guess you could say that we're lucky as hell these days because our first U.S. tour will be with none other than Deicide, Immolation, Skinless and With Passion. I can't wait and you can bet lives will be taken. Cheers to all the cool people we met on the road.
Despised Icon's sophomore release, The Healing Process, was produced by guitarist Yannick St-Amand (Ion Dissonance, Neuraxis), mixed by J-F Dagenais (Misery Index, Kataklysm) and mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Dillinger Escape Plan). This album is a relentless slab of sheer aggression matched with impeccable time changes that quickly raises the bar for their peers.
Click here to stream the track "Silver Plated Advocate"
Despised Icon w/ Deicide, Immolation, Skinless, With Passion tour dates: More...
Misery Index have apparently been dropped from the upcoming Deicide, Immolation, Skinless, and With Passion tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late-May. According to the band, they've "summarily booted" from the tour "due to persistent issues and problems over the last few months with the booking agent." Instead, look for Misery Index on the road in the Northeast with Magrudergrind and Rotten Sound in late-May.
IMMOLATION will be touring as direct support to Deicide on their tour in late May/June. Immolation will be touring in support of their latest album, Harnessing Ruin, which features the recording debut of drummer Steve Shalaty, and the band’s most crushing yet clear production to date, compliments of longtime producer Paul Orofino. When asked about the tour and the release of the group's latest masterpiece, Harnessing Ruin, the band could hardly hide their enthusiasm.
"We are really excited about the release of Harnessing Ruin. It is the darkest, heaviest and most emotionally charged album we have ever done!! We are also really looking forward to the upcoming tour with Deicide. Together, along with Skinless, Misery Index, and With Passion, we are all going to crush the US and Canada!!! For us this will be our most extensive run through Canada, so we are really interested in checking out the mid western areas that we have not been able to hit in the past! Prepare for one of the most devastating tours of the year!"
Here's a list of confirmed tour dates so far: More...
Slayer, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Suicidal Tendencies are among the latest confirmations for the 2005 edition of the Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...
The "Monsters Of Metal" clip-compilations got two evil little brothers – the "Monsters Of Death". This brandnew set of two DVDs features the who-is-who of Death Metal from Europa and America in 53 (!) clips ranging.
Among the selections: Dissection ('Where Dead Angels Lie'), At the Gates ('Terminal Spirit Disease'), Cannibal Corpse ('Deceny Defied'), Six Feet Under ('America The Brutal') and Hypocrisy ("Inferior Devoties"). There is also a live chapter with Malevolent Creation and Immolation plus some audio parts with new hot metal stuff from Nuclear Blast.
If you want to check out "Monster Of Metal", visit one of the following release parties. You can check out the material plus even grab some freebies.
Here are the dates: More...
The final acts for the Maryland Death Fest 2005, which is set to take place May 28th and 29th at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD have been announced. Tickets are now available here.
The final confirmed band list is as follows: More...
Masters of frenzy musical dissonance Immolation have finished editing a video for their new song and album title "Harnessing Ruin" in New York with Dutch company Low Life Media. The video is now available for download here and photos from the video are available here.
"Harnessing Ruin" will be released in February on Listenable records in deluxe limited edition digipack, jewel case CD and limited edition hand numbered vinyl LP. This new album will be the first participation of their new drummer Steve Shalaty.
Three more bands have been announced for the Maryland Death Fest 2005, set to take place May 28th and 29th at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD. The bands are:
GENERAL SURGERY - SWEDEN
ROTTEN SOUND - FINLAND
SPLATTERHOUSE - OREGON
The full list of confirmed bands is now as follows:
IMMOLATION - NEW YORK
GENERAL SURGERY - SWEDEN
CEPHALIC CARNAGE - COLORADO
REGURGITATE - SWEDEN
ROTTEN SOUND - FINLAND
BIRDFLESH - SWEDEN
ABSCESS - CALIFORNIA
KILL THE CLIENT - TEXAS
SPLATTERHOUSE - OREGON
BODIES LAY BROKEN - MINNESOTA
XXX MANIAK - PENNSYLVANIA
More bands to be announced soon.
Long-running New York-based death metallers Immolation have set "Harnessing Ruin" as the title of their new album, tentatively due late January 2005 via Listenable Records in Europe (Olympic Recordings in the U.S.). The album was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with Paul Orofino producing. A new video for the track "Dead to Me" is currently in the works.
"Harnessing Ruin" track listing:
01. Swarm of Terror
02. Our Savior Sleeps
03. Challenge the Storm
04. Harnessing Ruin
05. Dead to Me
06. Son of Iniquity
07. My Own Enemy
08. Crown the Liar
09. At Mourning's Twilight
The definite masters of pure, genuine and unhealthy death metal Immolation are finally releasing their debut DVD, "Bring Down the World," on September 20,2004 after many various manufacturing delays.
Immolation's DVD is a very fan orientated product gathering several shows in support of their successful 2002 album "Unholy Cult." It features a show filmed in Amsterdam in the huge place of the Rock Heineken music hall in front of 3000 people, filmed with 7 cameras.
There's a lot of onstage footage so the viewer get to know how this armageddon gets conceived. 3 other bonus shows are included, more in a high quality sounding bootleg range: A raging gig in Paris where the audience goes totally beserk, songs from a show in Tilburg at the 013 concert hall in fornt of 2000 attendees also, and a very recent show filmed in Los Angeles at the Key Club where you can feel the crowd was definitely dedicated fans.
Immolation are really masters in a live situation, they own a particular groove that few bands have ever approached.
Interviews and amusing backstage stuff are joined as well showing a different side of this cult band. Essential for fans of this fresh and unique sounding pure death metal band. Raw and real live.
Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, have completed work on their new album, "Philosopher".
"The recording quality, the sound as well as the performance, is a testament as to how far REQUIEM AETERNAM has moved on since the days of [1998's] 'Eternally Dying'," the band write on their web site. "The sound achieved at Big Blue Meenie might be compared with the most reputable studios of the moment. The musical performance accomplished is highly remarkable, especially Alex's [Hernández, IMMOLATION] work on drums. Mastering will be the last step of the process. This will take place next weekend at Bionic Mastering Studios in New York City... a place where artists like Iggy Pop, Foo Fighters or Cro-Mags have worked. Finally it was decided to record only eight tracks instead of ten as it was planned in the beginning."
Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Rectitude", "Wisdom", "Liberty", "Logos", "Antichrist", "Desperation" and "Philosopher".