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Winds Of Plague

Formed: 2002
From: Upland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Winds Of Plague News

Below is our complete Winds Of Plague 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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As I Lay Dying Announces New Tour Dates

California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has announced the dates for its forthcoming U.S. headline tour. Support on the trek will come from Winds Of Plague and After The Burial. You can view te full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/12 Ft. Collins, CO – The Aggie Theater
02/14 Fargo, ND – The Venue
02/15 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
02/16 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theater
02/17 Green Bay, WI – Riverside Ballroom
02/18 Lansing, MI – The Loft
02/19 Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
02/20 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
02/21 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
02/22 Providence, RI – The Met
02/24 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/26 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/27 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
02/28 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
03/01 Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
03/02 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
03/03 Tampa, FL – State Theater
03/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/05 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
03/06 Pensacola, FL – American Legion Hall
03/07 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
03/09 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
03/10 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
03/11 Wichita, KS – The Cotilion
03/12 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
03/13 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
03/15 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre
03/16 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
03/17 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
03/18 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

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Winds Of Plague Posts 2010 "Christmas Special"

American progressive deathcore act Winds Of Plague has posted its 2010 "Christmas Special" online. You can view the video below:

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Winds Of Plague Checks In With Road Report

Winds of Plague vocalist Johnny Plague has checked in from the road with the following tour report:

"We are currently wrapping up the last days of our European tour. We had an amazing time with out good friends in Stick To Your Guns and For Today, as well as our new friends from the UK, Monuments. Concluding our first headline run in Europe we are looking forward to putting out a new record and heading back over seas to continue our worldwide onslaught.

"Before we get back to Europe and the UK we have some other business to attend to including the December Decimation tour where we will be headlining U.S. tour dates with a stacked undercard featuring After The Burial, Carnifex, War Of Ages and Upon A Burning Body. For this tour we will be playing a song off the new record, which is set for a March 2011 release. Prepare for annihilation."

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Winds Of Plague To Record New Album

Southern California progressive deathcore act Winds Of Plague have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Matt Hyde to begin recording its new album for an early 2011 release through Century Media Records.

Vocalist Johnathan Cooke commented by saying:

"Coming off of Mayhem (the biggest tour of our career) was inspiring to say the least. Literally the day after Mayhem fest ended we were in the studio hard at work on new material. Fast forward a few weeks and we are now into week one of the recording process for our new album (yet to be named).

"We set out with producer Matt Hyde to raise the bar for Winds Of Plague both as a band and as musicians. We put a lot of our writing focus into the energy and the structure of the songs and everything else just seemed to fall into place naturally.

"Although it is early in the recording process, I can confidently say this will be our best offering yet. Both fans of 'Decimate The Weak' and 'The Great Stone War' will be pleased for we haven’t altered the formula or strayed from our roots, but injected them with rage and fury. The game certainly will change in 2011."

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Emmure Added To TMT Metal Fest

Emmure has now been confirmed to play the upcoming TMT metal festival, which takes place from September 24th - 26th, 2010 in Middletown, New York. Emmure will be performing on the 25th. The list of confirmed bands so far includes Mushroomhead, Silent Civilian, Tantric, Steel Kingdom, Uncaged, Diecast, Goatwhore, Suffocation, Otep, Winds of Plague, Carnifex, and more.

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TMT Metal Fest Comments On Rumors Of Drop Outs

The organizers of New York's TMT Metal Fest have issued the following statement about rumors of bands dropping off the bill:

"Well folks, Contrary to whatever idiots out there in metal land that are saying that any of the National Acts on the Fest are dropping out is a complete lie! I say this! Fuck them all! They are just weak ass haters with nothing else better to do. So if you want to listen to whomever, then go right ahead & sit home!"

The festival is set to take place from September 24th - 26th, 2010 in Middletown, New York. Announced bands for the lineup include Goatwhore, Suffocation, Otep, Winds of Plague, Carnifex, and more.

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Mayhem Fest Posts Free Compilation and Pit Medley

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has posted a medley of mosh pits and walls of death from this year's touring festival. Check it out below.

You can also get a FREE nine-song 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour digital sampler, featuring Mayhem artists Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Winds of Plague, 3 Inches of Blood, In This Moment, Norma Jean and Atreyu. Just download it from iTunes using code "TRPY49P33WWL" (no quotes).

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Winds Of Plague Vocalist Checks In From Mayhem

Winds of Plague has been trekking across North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer long, while continuing to write material for a new album. The band has now posted an interview online with vocalist Jonny talking about the start of Mayhem, the rigors of the touring lifestyle, his mobile gym and daily work-out routine, the benefits of a 30 min set, and more. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Winds Of Plague Announces European Tour Dates

Upland, California progressive deathcore act Winds of Plague have announced the dates for thier upcoming co-headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from Stick To Your Guns and Monuments with For Today sharing the co-headline slot.

Winds of Plague/For Today European tour dates:
November 4 – Germany Munchen - Feierwek
November 5 – Germany Leipzig - Conne Island
November 6 – Germany Karlsruhe - Stadtmitte
November 7 – Gremany Koln - Essigfabrik
November 8 – UK Norwich - The Marquee
November 9 – UK Manchester - Club Academy
November 10 – UK London - Underworld
November 11 – UK Nottingham - Rock City
November 12 – UK Newport - Six Feet Under
November 13 – UK Plymouth - White Rabbit
November 14 – Belgium Hasselt - Muziekodroom
November 15 – Switzerland Aarau - Kiff
November 16 – Germany Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
November 17 – Germany Hamburg - Markthalle
November 18 – Germany Berlin - Magnet
November 19 – Austria Vienna - Viper Room

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Winds Of Plague Tracks Vocals With Jamey Jasta

WINDS OF PLAGUE are busy the weak touring across North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer long, while continuing to write material for their much anticipated new album. Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow) recently sat down with Jonny Plague to discuss his guest spot on the upcoming WINDS OF PLAGUE record and the current happenings on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. Watch the interview below:

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New Metal Songs Available On Rock Band This Week

The weekend is fast approaching, and the Rock Band Network is going to make sure you've got enough music to rock on until Monday morning. The most notable metal additions this week on the Xbox 360 include Aittala, Norma Jean, and Wargasm. Coming soon to the PS3 are tracks from Winds of Plague and Clutch. The complete list of 360 tracks added this week, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Aittala - Filthy Dog
Assembly of Dust - Pedal Down
deBaser - Happy Little Tune
HourCast - Attraction
Mason Douglas feat. Blue Morning - Right Now Romeo
Norma Jean - Leaderless and Self Enlisted
Norma Jean - Deathbed Atheist
Widespread Panic - Ain't Life Grand (Live)
Asking Alexandria - The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)
C.J. Ramone - Do It To Me
Free Spirit - Until the Night
No Justice - Love Song
Rose of Jericho - Take Me Away
Kramus - Embrace Your Rage
Wargasm - Jigsaw Man
XTT - Come Along
Sullivan DeMott - Here and Gone More...

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Winds Of Plague Issues Mayhem Festival Report

WINDS OF PLAGUE are busy touring across North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer long while continuing to write material for their new album.

Jonny (vocals) checks in with the following Mayhem Fest report, "The first three shows on Mayhem have been mind blowing. It has been nothing but huge turn outs and absolutely insane shows. The Mayhem crowd definitely knows how to fuck shit up. From Oompa Loompas to Jager girls and everything in between, the Mayhem experience is one of a kind and I strongly suggest a fan of any kind of heavy music to make it out to a show. We have been pretty busy out here but have managed to continue working on new material and immediately following the tour will enter the studio with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed) to record our third release. " More...

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Fear Factory Announces U.S. Tour Dates

American industrial metal legends Fear Factory has announced a string of headlining shows in the United States with more expected to be announced shortly. Joining them on the tour will be Winds Of Plague, Dirge Within and Periphery.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Mayhem Festival 2010 Lineup and Tour Dates

The organizers of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival have announced another blockbuster lineup for the third edition of the travelling hard rock and metal event, including co-headlining performances from shock rock rocker Rob Zombie and nu-metal pioneers Korn. Also on the bill will be Lamb Of God, Hatebreed, Five Finger Death Punch, Chimaira, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches Of Blood.

The latest tour dates are as follows:

Sat Jul 10 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
Sun Jul 11 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Tue Jul 13 White River Amphitheater – Southeast Auburn, WA
Fri Jul 16 Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Sat Jul 17 Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
Sun Jul 18 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
Tue Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO
Wed Jul 21 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Fri Jul 23 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Sat Jul 24 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
Sun Jul 25 Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC
Tue Jul 27 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Wed Jul 28 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Fri Jul 30 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Sat Jul 31 Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Sun Aug 01 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Wed Aug 04 Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Fri Aug 06 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
Sat Aug 07 Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake – Pittsburgh, PA
Sun Aug 08 Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge – Bristow, VA
Tue Aug 10 Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
Wed Aug 11 Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
Fri Aug 13 Superpages.com Center – Dallas, TX
Sat Aug 14 Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK

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Blackguard Recaps Ensiferum Tour

Paul Ablaze of Montreal's Blackguard has checked in with the following recap of the From Afar tour, headlined by Ensiferum this past fall:

"Another tour in the Bag , Another notch on the belt , and Another round of good times were had by all.

"For a tour that seemed destined to fall apart on itself just before it's start, I believe it exceeded all expectation by a long shot. With Ex Deo pulling out for the majority of the tour and Hypocrisy having to bail all together, the future looked very bleak. But at the end of the day it was Ensiferums call to bite the bullet and pull ahead with the tour, and for that we cannot thank them enough.

"As disappointed as we were not being able to tour with those two amazing bands, their absences proved to be a blessing in disguise. Being bumped up to direct support might have been one of the best things to happen to us, and with the addition of Lazarus A.D we got to become friends with some of the most badass people we've ever met.

"Although the crowds might have been smaller overall, we got to play to more people every night and our new position on the tour certainly motivated us to step up our game.

"This tour being quite the contrast to our last tour (Summer slaughter) in pace and scale, it was a little more relaxed and offered us some more down time to breath. That being said here are some of my more memorable moments from 'from afar' More...

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Parkway Drive Announces European Tour

Australian metal outfit Parkway Drive has announced that they will be heading to Europe next year for a headlining tour. Joining them on the tour will be Canadian metallers Despised Icon and Winds Of Plague. A message from Despised Icon reads as follows:

"We’ll be back in Europe in April and May with PARKWAY DRIVE And WINDS OF PLAGUE! It’ll be our first time touring all of Scandinavia. We’ll also be playing in Estonia, Latvia and Slovakia for the first time and will be part of the Groezrock Festival with BAD RELIGION and PENNYWISE. Get stoked!"

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Winds of Plague Announces 2010 US Tour Dates

California metal band WINDS OF PLAGUE continue their extensive worldwide touring schedule in support of the highly acclaimed "The Great Stone War" in 2010 with another headliner dubbed the "Never Say Die! Tour." This massive, month-long trek, which kicks off on Jan. 23rd, also features labelmates Despised Icon alongside For Today, Stray From The Path and The World We Knew.

Johnny (vocals) further states: “We have just passed the halfway mark on ‘The California Love’ tour and already the tour has proven to be a massive success, as well as a very memorable moment in WINDS OF PLAGUE history. This has been our first sole headliner, which is nerve racking in itself, but the WOP Soldiers have been strong in numbers and have been some of the most insane shows we have played to date. It’s been awesome to get back into some smaller clubs that we have played while we were coming up and re-visit our roots. This tour also marks the debut of keyboardist Alana Potocnik to the band. Alana's positive attitude and hungry work ethic is a breath of fresh air, with her talent and creative writing abilities new material will be nothing short of epic. With our return to Southern California for the December Decimation Fest still on the horizon, ‘The California Love’ tour will go down in our history as some of the best times of our lives and we thank our fans for making it all possible. More...

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Winds Of Plague Keyboardist Departs

Los Angeles based keyboardist Kristen Randall has parted with Winds of Plague after two years with the band. Randall commented:

"I have decided to leave my current position as keyboardist with Winds of Plague and I’d like to personally thank each member of the band, as well as all of our fans. These experiences we shared have been such a huge part of my life the past couple years and I will cherish that forever. I wish the band the best of luck in their future endeavors. As for myself, music is my deepest passion and I look forward to working with musicians who have the same work ethic and honorable disposition.”

Upcoming events featuring Kristen Randall include TLC’s tatoo documentary LA Ink with Kat Von D, which will be aired in February 2010. Kristen Randall is also featured on the upcoming cover of Rebel Ink as well as an extensive spread in the Dec/Jan issue of Inked Magazine. The issue hits streets on December 15th.

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Winds of Plague Announces Perth Sideshows

Winds of Plague has announced two Perth sideshows (or off-dates if you prefer) in addition to the rest of the band's Australian supporting tour with Arch Enemy and Suffocation. The band will headline an all ages event at HQ in Leederville on November 3rd, along with a show at Amplifier Bar on November 4th. Support bands will be announced soon.

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Blackguard Checks In with Tour Recap, Album Update

Blackguard vocalist Paul Ablaze has checked in with the following Summer Slaughter Tour recap and new album update:

"Hey everyone! Paul Ablaze here. I'm very sorry for the lack of updates, these things slip my mind sometimes . But here it is finally (better late than never i suppose) a little something to let you all know what's gone down and what's in the works!

"Summer Slaughter Re-cap (i started writing this a while ago)

"This years summer slaughter has come and gone. Beers were drunk, blood was shed, vomit covered jeans, didn't see anyone cry but who knows? Point is no one came out the other end of this beast unchanged in some way, and we are without a doubt stronger than we've ever been as a band because of it.
This being only our second full north american tour we had everything to prove to both the fans and our peers, and i believe we won the respect of both along the way. I had said early on in the tour how amazed i was on how social everyone was and how much we as a tour came together and pulled for one another. I truly believe that the only reason this tour finished when it was suppose to and not 4 weeks earlier was because of the strength in character everyone displayed and how devoid everyone was of any kind of "ego" or "rock star" mentality.

"There are certain memories that surly stick out amongst the never ending (sometimes fuzzy) memories of good times that happened over the past month and a half. a few note worthy ones include: More...

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