Winds Of Plague
From: Upland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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...
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...
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
Initial tour dates have now been announced for Danzig's "Blackest Of The Black" tour. As previously reported the "Blackest of the Black" tour will feature Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, Winds Of Plague and Moonspell. The initial tour dates are as follows:
OCT 9 Thur. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. REVOLUTION
OCT 10 Fri. ORLANDO, FL. HARD ROCK LIVE
OCT 11 Sat. ATLANTA, GA. TABERNACLE
OCT 13 Mon. RICHMOND, VA. TOADS PLACE
OCT 14 Tues. PHILADELPHIA, PA. ELECTRIC FACTORY
OCT 15 Wed. NYC, N.Y. ROSELAND
OCT 17 Fri. WORCESTER, MA. PALLADIUM
OCT 18 Sat. MONTREAL, QC METROPOLIS
OCT 19 Sun. TORONTO, ONT. SOUND ACADEMY
OCT 21 Tues. MILWAUKEE, WI. THE RAVE
OCT 22 Wed. MINNEAPLOIS, MN. MYTH
OCT 24 Fri. DETROIT, MI. FILLMORE THEATRE
OCT 25 Sat. CHICAGO, ILL. CONGRESS THEATRE
OCT 26 Sun. ST. LOUIS, MO. PAGEANT
OCT 28 Tues. HOUSTON, TX. HOUSE OF BLUES
OCT 30 Thur. DALLAS, TX. PALLADIUM
OCT 31 Fri. KANSAS CITY, KS. UPTOWN
NOV 1 Sat. DENVER, CO. FILLMORE THEATRE
NOV 3 Mon. LAS VEGAS, NV. THE JOINT
NOV 4 Tues. TBA
NOV 5 Wed. LOS ANGELES, CALIF. GIBSON AMPHITHEATER
NOV 7 Fri. PORTLAND, OR. ROSELAND
NOV 8 Sat. SEATTLE, WA. SHOWBOX at MARKET
NOV 10 Mon. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. THE WARFIELD
Parkway Drive has joined the Thrash And Burn Tour this summer. The tour will also include Misery Signals, Darkest Hour, Stick To Your Guns, Winds Of Plague, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Arsis and possibly others. The Thrash And Burn tour dates are as follows:
7/29-Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
7/30-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Theatre
7/31-Kansas City, KS @ Beaumont
8/01-Dayton, OH @ The Attic
8/02-Detroit, MI @ Dirtfest
8/03-Milwaukee, WI @ Robot Moshfest
8/04-Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
8/05-Louisville, KY @ Headliners
8/06-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/07-Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
8/08-Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
8/10-New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/15-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/16-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
8/17-Virginia Beach, VA @ The Norva
8/18-Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/19-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/20-St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
8/22-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
8/23-Houston, TX @ Java Jazz OUTDOORS
8/24-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
8/25-El Paso, TX @ Club 101
8/26-Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
8/27-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
8/28-San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/29-Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
9/03-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
As previously reported, Danzig will team up with Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, Winds Of Plague and Moonspell for the "Blackest of the Black" tour.
Glenn Danzig comments: "It will be nice to get back to many of these cities that I have not been to in some time and do the Live Show for all the People who've followed my music all these years. I'm also very happy to have DIMMU BORGIR sharing the stage this time, as they are one of my favorite bands and always wanted them on Blackest Of The Black. Should be an INCREDIBLE 20th anniversary tour."
Danzig will embark on their "Blackest of the Black" tour this summer and joining them will be Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Skeletonwitch and Winds Of Plague. The tour is set to go all over the United States and will venture into Canada aswell. Stay tuned for tour dates and more information.
For the third year in a row, Revolver magazine presents its best selling "Hottest Chicks in Metal," the issue that flies off the newsstands and ends up everybody's favorite cut and staple on the wall. The issue goes on sale Tuesday, April 22 with all new photos done especially for Revolver. Led by TV fixture Kat Von D, who just hooked up with Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, metalcore Bleeding Through's Marta Brink, death metal Sonic Syndicate's Karin Axelsson, deathcore Winds of Plague's Kristen Randall, and speed metal Light This City's Laura Nichol.
Below is a sneak preview of the cover and a couple of the "hot chicks" from the issue. More...
The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.
The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.
"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.
Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.
The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.
Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.
Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.
The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.
WINDS OF PLAGUE just completed the Arthropodan Eroticism Tour with DEAD TO FALL, IMPENDING DOOM and BELAY MY LAST, leaving a trail of disaster throughout each city. The addition of Kristen Randall (keyboards) added another deadly element to their already devastating assault.
Winds Of Plague now prepare for another US run, dubbed Comes From The Heart, with labelmates STICK TO YOUR GUNS. Impending Doom and VEIL OF MAYA round out the bill.
The trek, which kicks off today, is the group’s second run in support of Decimate The Weak and will lead them directly into the Metal For The Masses tour. See their MySpace page for more info and to view their complete touring schedule. More...
California-based Christian death metallers IMPENDING DOOM are touring in support of their debut album, "Nailed. Dead. Risen.", which has been hailed as "devastatingly dark and crushing metal."
In addition to their tour dates with DEAD TO FALL, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS, STICK TO YOUR GUNS and WINDS OF PLAGUE, IMPENDING DOOM will also be making stops at the first night of Facedown Fest, the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and July 3 on the Underground Stage at the Cornerstone Festival.
The dates are as follows:
March 28 - Pomona, CA - Facedown Fest
With STICK TO YOUR GUNS, WINDS OF PLAGUE, VEIL OF MAYA:
March 31 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
April 01 - Montgomery, AL - Off The Wagon
April 02 - Pensacola, FL - The Red Door
April 03 - New Orleans, LA - The High Ground
April 04 - Tupelo, MS - Link Center
April 05 - Augusta, GA - Club Hollywood
April 06 - Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox
April 07 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
April 09 - Muncy, PA - Ritz Theatre
April 10 - Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheels
April 11 - Utica, NY - Skate a Rama
With DEAD TO FALL, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS, SEA OF TREACHERY:
April 13 - Ocala, FL - The Capitol
April 14 - Cocoa, FL - The Anvil
April 15 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
April 17 - Jacksonville, FL - The Pit
April 18 - Douglasville, GA - The 7 Venue
April 19 - Columbia, SC - Venue TBA
April 20 - Greensboro, NC - Remix VIP
April 21 - Virginia Beach, VA - Steppin Out
April 22 - Annapolis, MD - Knights of Columbus
April 23 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
April 24 - Muncy, PA - The Ritz
April 25 - Utica, NY - Skata-A-Rama (+ BORN OF OSIRIS)
April 26 - Worcester, MA - New England Metal Fest
April 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Venue TBA
April 29 - Kent, OH - The Green Room
April 30 - Troy, OH - Staunton Grange Hall
May 01 - Bloomington, IN - Rhino's
May 02 - Evansville, IN - Booney Junes
May 03 - Rockford, IL - Rock Box
The following dates have been released for the “Metal For The Masses Tour” with AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, WINDS OF PLAGUE, THE GHOST INSIDE, and VEIL OF MAYA:
with DEAD HANDS RISING:
April 12 - Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
April 13 - Albany, NY @ Valentine’s
April 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The School
April 15 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
April 17 - Covington, KY @ The Madhatter
April 18 - Chicago, IL @ Savage Event Center
April 19 - Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
April 20 - Toronto, ON @ The Reverb
April 21 - Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
April 22 - London, ON @ Call The Office
April 23 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s
April 24 - Montreal, QC @ Savoie
April 25 - Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
April 26 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metalfest
with THE GHOST INSIDE:
April 28 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
April 29 - Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
April 30 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
May 1 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
May 2 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
May 3 - Miami, FL @ Studio A
May 4 - Cocoa, FL @ The Anvil
May 5 - Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s
May 6 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 8 - Tulsa, OK @ King of Clubs
May 9 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
May 10 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
May 11 - Dallas, TX @ Fat Daddy’s
May 13 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
May 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
May 15 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
May 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
May 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Outer Rim
with BELAY MY LAST:
May 18 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
May 19 - Spokane, WA @ The Blvd
May 20 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
May 23 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
May 24 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
May 25 - Fresno, CA @ The Exit
This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.
This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.
Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.
Winds Of Plague has officially added former Abigail Williams keyboard player Kristen Randall to their line-up. Singer Johnny comments:
"We're currently out on tour with Kristen and couldn't be happier to announce her as a permanent member. The Dead To Fall tour has been amazing so far. Every city has showed us a lot of love and the crowds have gone insane. We are pleasantly surprised at how well the public is taking to our new material and we can't wait for this new album to circulate because our live shows are just going to get more and more insane as people become familiar with the tracks."
Belay My Last has dropped off their upcoming tour with Dead To Fall, Winds Of Plague, and Impending Doom. The group attributes the cancellation to problems with drummer Ilai Lebel's broken arm, which is not healing "correctly." Belay My Last will be replaced on the tour by With Dead Hands Rising.
Century Media Records issue the following press release:
The buzz surrounding WINDS OF PLAGUE is continuing to build leading up to the release date for their much anticipated Century Media Records debut album, Decimate The Weak, which is set for a Feb. 5th release. This stunning slab of brutality annihilates the listener with its razor sharp riffs and sheer intensity backed with a monsoon of angst and inner demons that is just waiting to be expelled on stage.
For a small taste of the devastation that awaits check out the band’s new embeddable E-card widget at the band's MySpace page. The widget has three tracks from the album: “One Body Too Many,” “Angels of Debauchery” and the brand new, never before heard song, “The Impaler,” plus a mini video documentary recorded on the band's current European tour with Shai Hulud and a photo gallery. The E-card also has the code which allows fans to embed and share the E-card with all their friends. More...
IMPENDING DOOM have been on the road non-stop since their debut album Nailed. Dead. Risen was released on September 4th and they are keeping it going in the new year.
They have just announced a tour with DEAD TO FALL, WINDS OF PLAGUE and BELAY MY LAST.
Confirmed dates (with more to be added) currently include:
26 - Boise, ID - The Venue
28 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
29 - Portland, OR - Rock N Roll Pizza
30 - Reno, NV - Stoneys
31 - San Jose, CA - The Nova Hall
1 - Corona, CA - Showcase Theatr
3 - Victorville, CA - Karm
5 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky
6 - Mesa, AZ - Cell Block
7 - Albuquerque, NM - The Compound
8 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Factory
9 - San Antonio, TX - The Crossing
10 - Houston, TX - Java Jazz
11 - New Orleans - The High Ground
13 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
14 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Skelletones
16 - Detroit, MI - The Hayloft
Southern California’s WINDS OF PLAGUE will release their forthcoming new album, Decimate The Weak, on February 5th via Century Media Records. The album was recorded with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, A Love Ends Suicide) and mixed by Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted). You can check out the new song “One Body Too Many” online over at the band’s official MySpace page.
Los Angeles metal band Winds Of Plague (Century Media Records) are currently looking for a full-time keyboard player. The group comments:
"[We are] looking for a key player, male or female; it doesn't really matter. We are looking for a full-time commitment, someone creative that can really contribute to writing new material. Vocal abilities are a huge plus. No douches."
Contact the group here for additional information.
Seventh Dagger Records has officially inked a new distribution deal with East West via Warner Brothers Distribution. This new deal will span both physical and digital distribution. Seventh Dagger comments:
"This new partnership ushers in a new era for Seventh Dagger, allowing for extensive label growth and a much wider level of distribution spanning the entirety of the Uninted States and Canada."
As of October 16th, the entire Seventh Dagger back catalog will be available in both physical and digital formats. Expect new releases from xBarcadiax, Eyes To The Sky, xThe Warx, and a xAFBx/Winds of Plague split in 2008.