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Below is our complete Desolation 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.
The long awaited Doommantia Vol. 2 anthology has been released. This compilation was put together to raise money to benefit Ed Barnard, founder of Doommantia.com. After suffering with heart problems for years, Ed was hit with astronomical hospital bills which left him homeless. Due to the lack of decent healthcare in the US, Ed has now returned to his homeland of Australia to receive the care he deserves.
To help him with living expenses, 84 bands and artists from all over the world have come together once again to ease the burden left upon Ed. Just a nominal sum (with an option to pay more) gets you over 9 hours of some of the best doom, stoner, sludge, psychedelic, and drone jams out there. Stream the whole compilation and get the download details over at bandcamp. More...
The first ever Doommantia compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1," has been streaming online over at bandcamp. The anthology features over 39 bands ranging from War Injun to Bongripper, and was released to benefit Doommantia chief Ed Barnard. For those unaware, Ed has been homeless now for a couple of months but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online.
Ed used to have a good job until he suffered a series of two heart attacks. Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardial medications made paying the rent an impossibility and got him evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington. Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and now this compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1." All proceeds from it will help the Australian Mr. Barnard regain his self-sufficiency.
The Las Vegas Death Fest IV will once again be coming to the Cheyenne Saloon in North Las Vegas, Nevada on June 15th and 16th. Bands keep confirming for the event, and a third day might be added to the festival. Check in for updates and more information on the Las Vegas Death Fest IV event page. Below is a preliminary list of the bands playing, along with a video upload from Germany's Begging For Incest - who will be playing on day one. The track "Diarrhea Dreams" is from its new album "Orgasmic Selfmutilation."
DAY 1 - Friday June 15th
Begging For Incest
Devour The Unborn
Stages of Decomposition
Short Bus Pile Up
Engaged In Mutilating
Day 2 - Saturday June 16th - 21+
HEADLINER: Severed Savior
Face Of Ruin
Coat Hanger Abortion
Pencil Lead Syringe
Oregon-based metallers DESOLATION check in with the following band update:
"Desolation would like to anounce that they have parted ways with (drummer) Mike Boynton, we wish him the best of luck.
Damien and Ben are proud to welcome Matt Hicks from REEKER as the new Drummer!!!
Desolation fans can look forward to new material and a few local shows in the near future."
Stay tuned for further updates.
More dates have been released for DEICIDE's upcoming rescheduled fall tour, which is now taking place with DESOLATION:
October 15 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
October 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ North Six w/ Nachtmystium, Daath, Embalmer
November 3 - Aurora, CO @ Hubba's Pub
November 8 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
DEICIDE's rescheduled fall tour will now take place with DESOLATION, with the first date to be released being as follows:
October 15 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Deicide have added announced more tour dates for their upcoming tour with Jungle Rot, Hurtlocker, and Desolation. Added dates are as follows:
October 1 - Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's
October 3 - St. Paul, MN @ TBA
October 4 - Rapid City, SD @ TBA
October 5 - Denver, CO @ TBA
October 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
October 7 - Boise, ID @ TBA
October 8 - Seattle, WA @ TBA
DEICIDE, JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER, and DESOLATION will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in late September. According to a representative for DEICIDE's booking agency, Taylor Touring, the following dates have been confirmed so far:
Sep. 20 - Huntington Music Hall (Monkey Bar) - Huntington, WV
Sep. 21 – Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Sep. 22 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Sep. 23 - Sterling Rock Room - Allentown, PA
Sep. 24 - Bottoms Up - Flushing, NY
Sep. 25 - Mark's Place - Manchester, NH
Sep. 26 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Sep. 27 - Big Bop/Reverb Room - Toronto, ON
Sep. 28 – TBA - Detroit, MI
Sep. 29 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 30 - Clearwater Theater - Dundee, IL
Sep. 31 - Vnuk's - Cudahy, WI
More shows will be announced soon.
Jungle Rot have posted the following update:
The official release date for our new album "War Zone" is now set for June 27th on Crash Music Inc. Be sure you check out the lead-off track, "Victims Of Violence", from the new album at our MySpace page. Plans are in the works to have a record release party at EXIT in Chicago on June 25th. More details about that soon.
Jungle Rot has been named as direct support for Deicide on their upcoming U.S. tour! We'll be hitting the road in support of "War Zone" on September 20th with Deicide and our brothers in Hurtlocker and Desolation! The tour should be hitting pretty much every major market in the U.S., as well as some smaller ones. We're counting on you, the fans, to come on out to these shows and support, as we need it now more than ever! More details coming soon as well as all dates and locations!
We are still slated to appear at this years Central Illinois Metalfest in Urbana, Illinois on the weekend of July 21st-22nd. We will also be performing on Friday, August 25th, 2006 at Nite Cap Lounge in Chicago supporting our buds in Origin! In the coming months we will be looking to book a few shows in and around the Chicagoland and Wisconsin areas. Details will always be posted here and at our MySpace page.
We would like to thank everyone that made our recent European trip a complete success! We had a great time and met and made many new fans this time around! We appreciate all the support! Thanks to the bands Macabre, Whorecore, Impaled Nazarene, Xenomorph, Disparaged, Structural Defect, Deface, all our friends overseas, and to our crew Jorg, Locke, Alex, Matt, and Speckmann for all their invaluable help! Pictures will be posted soon!
The official website will be getting a facelift in the next month!
JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER and DESOLATION have been confirmed as the support acts for DEICIDE on their fall 2006 U.S. tour. The trek, which will kick off September 20 and run through October 31, will include stops in the following cities, among others: Virginia Beach, Va.; Allentown, Pa.; Manchester, N.H.; and Cleveland, Oh.
As previously reported, DEICIDE have confirmed an all-ages CD release show commemorating 06/06/06 (June 6) and the release of their new album, "The Stench of Redemption". The concert will take place at the Iliff Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado, near Denver. Plans also exist for DEICIDE to head over to Japan before the end of the year.
The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix", "The Stench of Redemption" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new DEICIDE lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH).
Oregon-based death metalers DESOLATION have been added to the West Coast featuring DEICIDE, VITAL REMAINS and CREMATORIUM.
DESOLATION recently completed a U.S. trek with DEICIDE, GOATWHORE, JUNGLE ROT and CATTLE DECAPITATION, and will also be apearing at the Northwest Death Fest on May 28 with OBITUARY, SADUS, DEEDS OF FLESH, SEVERED SAVIOR and more.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/desolation666.
Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES, freshly signed on Season of Mist, will headline the third edition of the INFERNAL DAMNATION festival that will take place on Saturday, April 29th, at the Purple Turtle in Camden, UK. Other bands will be Avulsed, Desolation, Vesperian Sorrow, Demonizer, The Worms of Sabnock, Iconoclasm, Ethereal, and Decapity.
Ancient Rites recently finished recording their new album "Rubicon." The album was recorded and is being mixed at the Spacelab Studio in Germany, under auspices of veteran ANCIENT RITES producers Oliver Phillips and Christian Moos and will be released some time in the first half of 2006.
Oakland’s Impaled will be on 107.7 The Bone's Metal Zone with Billy Steel on Friday night March 4th between 9:00-12:00 to talk about their new album, new label, and their plans to kill themselves sometime in the near future in a public place. You can listen to the broadcast live by clicking here. Commenting on their mainstream breakthrough success, vocalist/guitarist Sean McGrath said, “Who would have thought that in seven short years I would go from shining shoes outside this radio station for nickels, to owning my own chain of them and forcing the DJs to broadcast my music round the clock? God bless America. Remember to tune in Friday and listen to our vaudeville-esque antics and buffoonery. Maybe we'll mention your name!”
Impaled's third limb-severing full-length album and Century Media debut Death After Life will be released on March 8th.
Mar. 09 - Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA (CD Release Show w/ Desolation, Scurvy Dogs)
w/ Engorged, Lord Gore:
Apr. 08 - The Showcase - Corona, CA
Apr. 09 - The Brickhouse - Phoenix, AZ
Apr. 11 - Aptos Club - Aptos, CA
May 28-29 - House Of Rock (Maryland Death Festival) - Baltimore, MD
The Joiners in Southampton is to host an underground metal all dayer on January 15. Dubbed 'Black Metal Winter', it features the following bands:
- Chaos Incarcerated
- Irony Of Christ
- Centurions Ghost
For further details, go to www.blackmetalwinter.com (ed. - the site seems to be down at the time of posting)