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Formed: 2001
From: Queens, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Severed is a 5 piece thrash/death/core band from Queens NY. Playing gigs since March 2002 has brought Severed to a level where a live gig is much more than hearing the band play. High energy performances have helped Severed gain a loyal and ever-growing fan base throughout NY.

Latest Severed News

Below is our complete Severed 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.

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

After last week's full lineup of new metal songs hitting the Rock Band Network, this Friday's roundup doesn't have quite as many options, but there are a still a handful of songs to help metal heads rock out over the weekend. New music is hitting the Xbox 360 edition of the game from Severed, White Wizzard, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Bumblefoot.

The entire list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal music, is as follows:

Metal

Fallen Angel - "Grant Me Peace" (160 MSP)
Severed - "Envision" (160 MSP)
White Wizzard - "Over the Top" (160 MSP)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Farewell, Mona Lisa" (160 MSP) More...

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Members of Severed Join The World We Knew

Guitarist Justin of New York city unsigned metal band Severed has issued the following update:

"As many of you who are reading this already know, I, along with Jorge and John, have joined The World We Knew. Our first shows with them will be this upcoming weekend, including a show in Brooklyn at Club Europa this Sunday. If you want to see what I’ve gotten myself into, come the fuck out. In December, we’ll be going on a tour down to Florida and back, then playing Stillborn Fest at the end of the month. Now is the time for my out of state friends to come say what’s up!"

"Also, I can not stress this enough- Severed is not breaking up. We have several new songs in the works, one of which we will be debuting at the No Mercy Metal Showcase Dec 1 at Blender Theater. The show was originally planned for the 2nd, but it has been moved. This is Severed’s last show of the year, and one of our biggest ever. The World We Knew will also be playing, so I’m doing double duty. I’d really like to see as many of you there as possible." More...

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Severed Posts Music Video for "My Warning" Online

New York City metal band Severed has posted the music video for their song "My Warning" online. The track comes off their latest self titled album. The video was done by A Smutlife Productions and directed by Alex Starr. Watch the video below:

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Severed Posts New Live Video Footage Online

New York metal band Severed has posted a live video of "Envision" and "Chosen Ground" online. Both of the songs come off their new self-titled album. The video was taken from their recent show at Santos Party House in New York City on July 24th,b 2010. Watch the video below:

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Stream Severed's Entire New Album

New York metal band Severed is streaming their entire new, self-titled album exclusively through Metal Underground.com from now until the release party show on May 9th. Listen to the album below.

Update: The full album stream has now expired.

The album features guest appearances from Jorge of Merauder on "Comprehension" and Ray from Full Blown Chaos on "Chosen ground." More...

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Severed Posts New Music Video Online

New York metal band Severed has posted their music video for the song "A Better Way" online. The track for the video comes off their self-titled debut album, which will be released on May 8th. The band will play a release show on May 9th at the Europa Club in Brooklyn, NY. The music video was filmed by Nomar Rosa and SevethWire. Watch the music video below:

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Severed Posts New Music Online and Reveals Artwork

New York metal band Severed has posted two new songs, "The Ultimate Power" and "My Warning," on their MySpace page. The songs come off of their upcoming self-titled album. The band has also revealed the new album's cover art at this location.

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Severed Completes New Album

New York City metal band Severed has recently completed their self-titled new album, which will be released on May 9th. The band will be also hosting a CD release show on this day.

The band discusses the new album, “As any band who lives to make their music known, we've put blood, sweat and tears into our new CD. We feel the music directly mirrors us as a group. The album is a raw representation of Severed's influences and personalities, and as such we've decided on self-titling it. There's no hiding behind fluff or concept. Take it or leave it, what you hear is who we are.”

“Our new lineup is the most solid it's ever been. It enabled strong technical performances, a diversity of ideas and a deep, heavy sound to be the foundation upon which our album could be built. We're especially excited about the production quality, thanks to John Machado of Five Towns College. A lot of independent bands waste a great deal of time and money on projects with weak production. That's a trap we took efforts to avoid. Working with John was invaluable to getting the sound we wanted. The same can be said for the artwork, a creation of Eliran Kantor, who has done work for many bands including Testament, Gwar, and Sigh. Like all of his art, our CD cover image was masterfully executed and exciting to see in print. We are also extremely excited about the guest appearances on the disc by Ray Mazzola of Full Blown Chaos, and Jorge Rosado of Merauder. Their support means a great deal to us, and their performances add a very dynamic feel to the songs they appear in.” More...

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Severed Posts New Song, "Envision," Teaser Online

New York death metal band Severed has posted another rough mix clip of a new song, "Envision," at this location. The song comes off of their upcoming self titled new album, which will be released in May.

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Severed Posts New Music Video Teaser Online

New York death metal band Severed has posted a teaser of their new music video at this location. The music video is contains music from their upcoming full-length self-titled album. The video was edited by Nomar R. Rosa from Seventhwire Films.

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Severed Posts New Live Videos Online

New York death metal band Severed has posted two new live video online from their show at the Water Grill on February 20th 2010. Watch the two videos below:

"Envision" and "Chosen Ground:"

"Comprehension:"

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Severed Posts Live Video of New Song Online

New York death metal band Severed has posted a live fan filmed video of a new song, entitled "Envision" online at this location.

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Metalunderground.com Announces Hsu-Nami Show

2510 Entertainment in association with Metal Underground.com has announced their first metal show. The show will take place in Bogota, New Jersey at the Bogota VFW on November 7th. The all ages show starts at 6pm and tickets are $10 at the door and 8 dollars with the flyer below. The line up is as follows:

Hsu-nami
The Doomsday Prophecy
Mortum
Severed
Shoshanna the Waitress More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground: The NYC Scene

This week on Unearthing the Metal Underground I am delving into the New York City scene. All bands are currently unsigned and are making a real name for themselves in the underground. More...

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Severed Announces New Guitarist

Guitarist, Justin Whang, of New York death metal band, Severed, has issued the following report about their show at Irving Plaza on June 20th, which was when the band debuted their new guitarist:

"The Irving Plaza show was fucking amazing. We owe a huge thanks to all of our friends, fans, and family that came to the show, as well as all of the other great bands that played that night. We just got some spectacular pics of the show from our boy Chris of Photosynthesis photography." More...

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Severed Issues Studio Update and Seeks Guitarist

New York death metal band, Severed, has issued the following update regarding their line up and the recording of their new EP:

"Contrary to what our barren blog space might indicate, there's actually a lot going on right now, and I think that it's important for our peeps to be informed."

"First of all, we're in the process of recording a new EP. Those of you who come to our shows will recognize 'Ultimate Power,' 'Envision,' and 'Chosen Ground,' and for all of those old school Severed fans out there, we're also rerecording 'Seasons.' This album is by all measures shaping up to eclipse everything that we've done previously, and I can't wait for you guys to hear it." More...

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Severed Posts Complete Concert Online

Brooklyn, New York death metal band, Severed, have posted a complete live performance on Metal Injection. The video footage is from a show at The Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY on 02/08/09.

The band's set list is as follows:
01. A Better Way
02. Real Eyes
03. The Ultimate Power
04. Chosen Ground
05. Envision
06. Comprehension
07. Seasons More...

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Severed Posts Live Video of "A Better Way" Online

Brooklyn, New York death metal band, Severed, have posted a live video of their song "A Better Way" online. Watch it at this location.

The video was taken at The Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY on 12/21/08.

The band's current line up is as follows:

Christian Geraldino - Vocals
Justin Whang - Guitars
Greg Geraci - Guitars
John Wiley - Bass
Jorge Sosa - Drums More...

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Severed Welcome New Lead Guitarist, Chris Lee

New York death metallers, Severed, issue the following update on MySpace welcoming their new lead guitarist Chris Lee:

"We wanted to let all you friends and fans out there that we have filled our Lead Guitarist position. SEVERED has officially welcomed Chris Lee into the ranks. Chris Lee is here to fill in the void that you have all been waiting to see filled. He is an amazing player and an awesome guy so show him some love at the next show or on our page. We can tell already how much of a great impact he will have on this bands future."

"The few people who saw him play with us the other night for the 5 or 6 minutes we played will understand what we mean!" More...

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Severed Part Ways with Guitarist, Seek Replacement

New York death metallers, Severed, issue the following update, regarding the departure of guitarist Chris Carten, on their Myspace page:

"Well, after finally bringing SEVERED to a new level we are going to have to part ways with a good friend of ours and long time solider of this band, Chris Carten. We wanna take our time to thank Chris Carten for being our good friend and for being a great addition to this band. We sincerely wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We are choosing to keep his departure under wraps for the time being, but as you all know SEVERED must continue "

"This is where we need all the help we can get. We are officially starting our search for a new Permanent Lead Guitar Player. keywords being PERMANENT and LEAD. We would very much appreciate all the help we can get on this one and we know the few who really care about the success of this band WILL help spread the word. Without further rambling here is our ad that you can repost for us if you feel that tingly feeling in your pants when you hear our songs."

"SEVERED is looking for a permanent lead guitarist - If you are a talented guitarist looking to join a metal band on the verge of success you might be the right fit for Severed." More...

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