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Winds Of Plague

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

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Winds Of Plague Posts New Song Online

Southern California metal band, WINDS OF PLAGUE, has posted a new track, “Forged In Fire,” on their MySpace page.

Johnny (vocals) comments on their upcoming tour dates, “Wow, what a summer it has been thus far and we feel so lucky as it’s been an honor and privilege to play for so many new faces on the Summer Slaughter tour. It was an amazing opportunity for us and we were simply blown away by the unanimously positive crowd reactions each night to our new material. We want to thank everyone for coming out, raging with us and supporting us. We wouldn’t be able to do this without the fans and we can’t wait to unleash The Great Stone War to the world in a few short weeks." More...

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Winds Of Plague Posts New Song Online

California metal band, Winds Of Plague, has posted a new song, entitled "Soldiers Of Doomsday," on their MySpace page. The song comes off their upcoming album, "The Great Stone War."

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Summer Slaughter Murders New Orleans

The Summer Slaughter Fest is correctly named. When the tour arrives in your town, prepare for a bloodbath of immense proportions. Decibel, Affliction and Fangoria bring you a huge tour consisting of Blackguard, Decrepit Birth, After the Burial, Beneath the Massacre, Origin, Born of Osiris, Dying Fetus, Winds of Plague, Darkest Hour, Ensiferum, Suffocation, and Necrophagist with Behemoth joining the show on some dates. Impressed? Did I also mention that the ticket prices are extremely affordable to fit into your budget during this economic downturn? That’s a deal you can’t beat. So if you’re lucky enough to have a Slaughter in your town this summer, I suggest you don’t miss it.

In the sweltering, higher-than-average heat of New Orleans, the Summer Slaughter Tour stops to do a little killing. It wasn’t an official stop, but I would like to thank all of the bands for taking their day off to rock our town. The madness began at three o’clock. All of the bands kicked ass for about half an hour each. Blackgaurd, After the Burial, Origin, Beneath the Massacre and Darkest Hour were all incredible. Their merchandise was also very interesting, but with so many bands, I couldn’t afford it all. Music was blaring from the small tunnel-shaped hall that could be heard blocks away. Band members, roadies and helpful fans were constantly moving equipment in and out to accommodate the large number of bands. Yes, it was a bit hectic. But it all added to the excitement and fun nature of the show. More...

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Behemoth Added To 3 Summer Slaughter Dates

Behemoth has been added to three Summer Slaughter dates in early July, playing alongside bands such as Necrophagist, Ensiferum, Darkest Hour, Winds of Plague, and more:

7/5 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
7/6 - Calgary, AB @ The Whiskey
7/7 - Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory

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Chimaira Announces Summer Headlining Dates

Chimaira has announced a short run of summer headlining tour dates in July, most of which also feature Winds of Plague and Born of Osiris. Here are Chimaira's latest headlining tour dates:

7/22 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/23 Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/24 Toledo, OH @ Toledo Metal Fest / The Zodiac formerly Club Bijou
7/25 Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
7/26 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/27 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/28 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/29 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)

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Fallen Martyr On Opening Date Of Summer Slaughter

Fallen Martyr has announced that the'll be playing the main stage of the Summer Slaughter festival on June 5th. Fallen Martyr will be playing alongside legends Necrophagist, Suffocation, Darkest Hour, Winds of Plague and many more on the main stage of this summer festival, marking the biggest show the band has played.

The show starts at 2pm on Friday, June 5th at SONAR in Baltimore, MD. Tickets are $25 @ the door.

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Dying Fetus Joins Hatebreed Tour

DYING FETUS has announced that they will join HATEBREED and CHIMAIRA for the “Decimation Of A Nation Tour” this summer. This month-long tour will also include DYING FETUS label-mates TOXIC HOLOCAUST as well as WINDS OF PLAGUE. More...

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Winds of Plague Preparing For Summer Slaughter

In February of last year, WINDS OF PLAGUE exploded onto the metal scene as the frontrunner of the new generation of heavy music. With their innovative and high energy style, the band captivated audiences across the US and sold upwards of 50,000 units of their Century Media debut album, "Decimate the Weak." WINDS OF PLAGUE is now heading back in the studio with the goal being to redefine extreme all over again.

WINDS OF PLAGUE has now entered Sound Temple Studios in Ranch Cucamonga, CA with producer extraordinaire Daniel Castleman, who worked with the band on Decimate the Weak, to record The Great Stone War. WINDS OF PLAGUE is also extremely excited to be on board as part of the summer’s most extreme package tour, SUMMER SLAUGHTER, alongside Suffocation, Necrophagist, Darkest Hour and others. Dates for the trek are posted below and available at the band’s MySpace page (below). More blockbuster touring is in the works that will see the band through the rest of 2009!

Vocalist Johnny Plague comments: “This week we lock ourselves inside Sound Temple Studios in Rancho Cucamonga, CA with the up and coming recording wizard Daniel Castleman. We will leave a month later drained and beat but with a new 12 track full length named The Great Stone War. This is the first time we have had to create an album from scratch so we took advantage of the situation and built a themed, well constructed album compared to Decimate The Weak which I feel was more of a collection of songs.”

WINDS OF PLAGUE
Summer Slaughter w/ Suffocation, Necrophagist, Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, etc.
06/05 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
06/06 The National - Richmond, VA
06/07 Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
06/08 Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
06/10 Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC
06/12 Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
06/13 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
06/14 Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL
06/15 Plush - Jacksonville, FL
06/16 Club Firestone - Orlando, FL
06/18 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
06/19 Java Jazz - Houston, TX
06/20 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
06/21 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
06/23 Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
06/24 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
06/26 Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
06/27 Soma - San Diego, CA
06/28 The Grove - Anaheim, CA
06/29 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
06/30 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
07/01 The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
07/02 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
07/03 King Cat Theater - Seattle, WA

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Winds Of Plague Enters the Studio

WINDS OF PLAGUE have now entered Sound Temple Studios in Ranch Cucamonga, CA with producer Daniel Castleman, who worked with the band on “Decimate the Weak,” to record “The Great Stone War.” WINDS OF PLAGUE is also part of the summer’s most extreme package tour, SUMMER SLAUGHTER, alongside Suffocation, Necrophagist, Darkest Hour and others.

Vocalist Johnny Plague comments, “This week we lock ourselves inside Sound Temple Studios in Rancho Cucamonga, CA with the up and coming recording wizard Daniel Castleman. We will leave a month later drained and beat but with a new 12 track full length named The Great Stone War. This is the first time we have had to create an album from scratch so we took advantage of the situation and built a themed, well constructed album compared to Decimate The Weak which I feel was more of a collection of songs.” More...

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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Bands Announced For Summer Slaughter 2009

This year's edition of the Summer Slaughter tour will be headlined by death metal legends Necrophagist and will also feature fellow death metal favourites Suffocation, along with Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Origin, Born Of Osiris, After The Burial and Winds Of Plague. Beneath The Massacre and Decrepit Birth will also be performing on the first half of the tour, with Ensiferum and Blackguard replacing them afterwards. Stay tuned for details.

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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Atticus Announces Atticus Metal Tour Dates

The Atticus Metal tour will kick off in March and will include Winds Of Plague, All Shall Perish and The Ghost Inside. In addition, there will be an extra band on select tour dates. Underneath The Gun will take part in the tour from March 12th- March 23rd and again from March 28th- April 27th. Shai Hulud will be on board from April 14th- April 19th and Abacabb will be on hand for the rest of the tour dates.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 12 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
March 13 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorn Theatre
March 14 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 15 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
March 17 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
March 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
March 21 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
March 24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
March 25 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
March 26 - Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
March 27 - New Orleans, LA @ High Ground
March 28 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
March 29 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz (Outdoors)
March 30 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
March 31 - Dallas/Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
April 4 - San Diego, CA @ Soma (Mainstage)
April 5 - Irvine, CA @ BAMBOOZLE
April 7 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
April 8 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Live
April 9 - Des Moines, IA @ Peoples Court
April 11 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
April 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
April 15 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
April 17 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
April 19 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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Terror Provides Updates

Scott Vogel of Los Angeles hardcore/thrash metal band Terror has just summed up what's happened to them in 2008 and has announced what has happened so far in 2009.

"First, just wanted to thank everyone that made '08 another great year for Terror. We got to travel the world, put out a new record that I really believe may be our best and of course do a lot of hanging out and laughing."

"So I'm sure if you follow the band that you see we've had some line-up changes again. Buske leaving the band and David Wood stepping in on bass is semi old news but still news. David is a perfect fit for us. We wanted someone with youth and energy and we got exactly what we asked for. Buske has still been helping out the band however he can and was even spotted in the pit at our show in NYC for 'Betrayer' I believe. More...

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Winds Of Plague Annouces New Tour Dates

Winds Of Plague has announced the following tour dates alongside Emmure from March through April of 2009:

3/12 2009 SAN FRANCISCO, California
3/13 2009 PORTLAND, Oregon
3/14 2009 SEATTLE, Washington
3/15 2009 BOISE, Idaho
3/17 2009 DENVER, Colorado
3/19 2009 ST LOUIS, Missouri
3/21 2009 DETROIT, Michigan
3/24 2009 ATLANTA, Georgia
3/25 2009 ST PETERSBURG, Florida
3/26 2009 JACKSONVILLE, Florida
3/27 2009 NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
3/28 2009 SAN ANTONIO, Texas
3/29 2009 HOUSTON, Texas
3/30 2009 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas
3/31 2009 DALLAS, Texas

4/4 2009 SAN DIEGO, California
4/5 2009 IRVINE, California
4/7 2009 ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
4/9 2009 DES MOINES, Iowa
4/11 2009 MOKENA, Illinois
4/12 2009 CLEVELAND, Ohio
4/15 2009 ALBANY, New York
4/17 2009 TORONTO, Ontario
4/19 2009 NEW YORK, New York

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Winds Of Plague Parts With Drummer

Winds Of Plague has parted ways with drummer Jeff Tenny. Here's a statement from singer Johnny:

"Winds Of Plague as individuals have been hit very hard recently by a very selfish act committed by our long-time drummer, Jeff Tenney. We are disgusted and very disappointed in his actions. However, we as a band are not going to let this slow us down. A few drummers from the tour have stepped up and are helping us finish the remainder of the 'Thrash and Burn' run. We are currently on the search for a new drummer."

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Dimmu Borgir Announces Mexican Tour Dates

Norwegian symphonic black metallers, DIMMU BORGIR, have scheduled two Mexican concerts in early October to take place before the launch of their co-headlining North American run as part of this year's Blackest of The Black tour (featuring DANZIG, MOONSPELL, WINDS OF PLAGUE, and SKELETONWITCH):

10/04 - Cafe Iguana - Monterrey, MEX
10/05 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, MEX

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Arsis Prepares For Thrash And Burn Tour

Determined to complete a tour with no car accidents, illnesses, or other distressing turmoil and ready to brave the road once again for the upcoming Thrash And Burn Tour, ARSIS bassist Noah Martin checks in to bring us up-to-date on tour preparations and the band’s newest addition:

“We’re really pumped about this tour. I don’t think there’s anything that will prevent us from finishing it. [Lead singer/guitarist] Jim [Malone]’s over his pneumonia. He’s been working out and running, and he feels better than ever. We even have new management that’s helping us move forward. They’re AMAZING. Hopefully our tour laminates will come with a lucky rabbit’s foot! [laughter] Right now we’re going over to [Anthrax singer] Dan Nelson’s place to rehearse for about three days before the Thrash And Burn tour starts. Our new drummer is Shawn Priest from Idaho. All the best drummers are coming outta nowhere from the Midwest! We screened him through his video on YouTube, and when we hooked up, he learned ‘We Are The Nightmare’ in a day and a half. We’re REALLY excited about this. We’re gonna have new drum parts in our songs off the new album. It’s gonna be WAY thrashier, more in-your-face. ‘Servants To The Night’ has been added to the set list because of Shawn. We’d like to keep him on as full-time, so we’ll see how he does on this tour. His flight to New York got delayed and he had to sleep in the airport, but he took it like a champ, so he’ll fit right in, putting up with a bunch of bullshit right from the start! [laughter] We’ll see if we can get him to drink boxed wine. First post on Blabbermouth gets a free beer at one of our shows!”

The video to the title track off of We Are The Nightmare recently received an outpouring of fan votes on MTV2's "Your Vote Counts" for inclusion on the next episode of Headbangers Ball. View the trailer to We Are The Nightmare’s bonus DVD here. An ARSIS live show photo gallery can be viewed at the Metal Fanatix website.

The Thrash And Burn North American tour features Darkest Hour (headliner), Parkway Drive, Misery Signals, Winds of Plague, Stick to Your Guns, Arsis, Abigail Williams, Arsonists Get All the Girls and After The Burial. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Skeltonwitch Comments On Tour Plans

Athens, Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH are proud to be announced as part of this year’s Blackest of the Black Tour alongside Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell and Winds of Plague. SKELETONWITCH guitarist Scott Hedrick comments: "Cheers and beers, heshers!!! Here's a quick SKELETONWITCH update; proof that we've been doing SOMETHING since returning from Europe (besides gorging on Taco Bell). As you may have read, we're privileged to be a part of this year's Blackest of the Black Tour. We are beyond stoked to be a part of this killer lineup. About six years ago, I can recall [SKELETONWITCH guitarist] Nate one Halloween half shit-canned, with half a 30-pack, and a Marshall half-stack, standing on his roof playing Danzig riffs. Back then we certainly never thought we'd have an opportunity like this!! A huge thanks goes out to Danzig for inviting us to be a part of this tour. Please come out early and check out our set.

"Also, in early August we're hitting the road with Valient Thorr and Early Man, as well as playing several solo dates. Check out our MySpace page for dates, new live footage and video interviews. Hope those dudes are ready to party, and we hope to see you out on the road. As always, thanks to everyone who has supported THE WITCH!”

SKELETONWITCH continues to support the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," which saw an October 2007 release and features artwork from Baroness’ John Baizley and production courtesy of Corey Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR). The record is the follow-up to the band’s self-released EP, "Worship The Witch." Recently returning from a European tour alongside Hate Eternal, Cephalic Carnage, and Deaborn in May and June, having already toured Stateside this year with the likes of Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord, and more, in addition to a busy 2007 on the road.

Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates: More...

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Century Media Spring 2008 Sampler For Download

The Spring 2008 Century Media digital sampler is now available for DRM-free download here (requires free account/login). Included in the mix are artists such as Warrel Dane (Nevermore), Arch Enemy, Zimmers Hole, Suicide Silence, Terror, Stick To Your Guns, and many more.

Here is the complete tracklisting:

1. Suicide Silence - Green Monster (live from Paris)
2. Into Eternity - Time Immemorial
3. Warrel Dane - Messenger
4. Firewind - Mercenary Man
5. Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting At The Devil
6. Terror - Relentless Through and Through
7. Heaven Shall Burn - Endzeit
8. Embrace the End - Denim on Denim Hate Crime
9. Venomous Concept - Water Cooler
10. Despised Icon - A Fractured Hand
11. Stick To Your Guns - We're the Heart from the Heartless
12. Sworn Enemy - A Place Of Solace
13. Turisas - To Holmgard and Beyound
14. Warbringer - Combat Shock
15. In this Moment - Circles
16. Himsa - Unleasch Carnage
17. Arsonists Get All The Girls - Claiming Middle Age A Decade Early
18. Arch Enemy - Revolution Begins
19. Divine Heresy - Bleed The Fifth
20. Winds of Plague - The Impaler

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