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Below is our complete Necrophagist 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.
Relapse Records has unleashed the label's prestigious 20+ year catalog online via Bandcamp at this location. All of the albums from the catalog can now be streamed for free.
The official Relapse page features over 122 artists including Baroness, Dying Fetus, Pig Destroyer, Red Fang, Necrophagist, Revocation, and many more, each streaming their entire Relapse catalog for free in addition to offering the albums as high quality 320k mp3 or FLAC downloads.
Additionally, the label has made available a page for Relapse alumni including Mastodon, Neurosis, Amorphis, Nile, High in Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and over 20 additional artists at this location.
Guitar and piano virtuoso Tony MacAlpine, known for his work in the progressive metal act Planet X and power metal act Ring of Fire, has revealed the details behind his forthcoming new solo album. The new album, his first solo release in over ten years, is set to be released June 21 through Favored Nations Records. You can view the track list for the self-titled album below.
The album is also set to feature a guest appearance from Necrophagist drummer Marco Minnemann.
1. Serpens Cauda
3. Fire Mountain
4. Dream Mechanism
5. Ten Seconds to Mercury
6. Flowers For Monday
7. Angel of Twilight
9. Blue Maserati
10. Summer Palace
11. Salar de Uyuni
12. The Dedication
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
In a brief message to their fans, German thrash metal legends Kreator announced that long time drummer Ventor will be sitting out the bands forthcoming tour dates. The message reads as follows:
"A quick update for you from the Kreator camp. Ventor will be sitting out of some of the upcoming tour dates that we have, due to some personal issues. Not to worry, Ventor is fine and will be playing live again soon. For the time being, we have recruited Marco Minnemann, a world class drummer that has graciously stepped in to help us out. Marco is best known for his stints in Necrophagist, Illogicist, and Ephel Duath."
A video of technical death metal outfit Necrophagist performing a new song entitled, "Dawn And Demise" has been posted online at MetalInjection. You can check out the clip below. The video was shot during one of the bands performances on the Summer Slaughter tour, which they are currently co-headlining along with fellow death metal legends Suffocation. More...
DARKEST HOUR has teamed up with MySpace to bring fans an exclusive stream of their new album, "The Eternal Return," which hits streets this Tuesday, June 23. The album is featured here and is also streaming in its entirety on the band’s official MySpace page. "The Eternal Return" will be available until Monday at midnight. More...
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
The Summer Breeze Open Air Festival 2009 will take place in Dinkelsbühl, Germany on August 13th - 15th. The festival's official website has been updated with the following information about Necrophagist, Daath, and Suffocation canceling their appearances:
"Planning the SUMMER BREEZE means again and again things do not work out the way we please. Therefore we have to announce even a couple of band cancellations. Firstly DAATH have cancelled all European shows for the month of August including their SUMMER BREEZE appearance.
"Secondly the entire SUMMER SLAUGHTER tour of which we have booked the entire billing of SUFFOCATION, SUICIDE SILENCE, NECROPHAGIST and THE FACELESS for he BREEZE, has been cancelled. Of course we have tried to have this package play the BREEZE even though. Talking about SUFFOCATION and THE FACELESS chances aren’t bad, really. But SUFFOCATION and NECROPHAGIST we could not do anything about. More...
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.
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
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...
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.
The winners of the Summer Slaughter Battle of the Bands events that were held accross Australia on Friday night have been posted online by promoter Soundworks Touring. The competition was held to determine the opening support act at each of the five national shows.
Here are the results:
NSW - Dred (myspace.com/dredmetal)
QLD - Signal The Firing Squad (myspace.com/signalthefiringsquad)
SA - Closed Casket (myspace.com/closedcasketmetal)
WA - Gallows For Grace (myspace.com/gallowsforgrace)
VIC - A Million Dead Birds Laughing (myspace.com/amdbl) More...
Melbourne’s The Red Shore has decided to pull out of the inaugural Australian Summer Slaughter Tour, scheduled for March 2009.
Here is an official statement from the band:
“We regret to inform our Australian fans and also the fans of the Summer Slaughter tour, that due to various reasons, The Red Shore will no longer be able to participate in the tour. Throughout the last few months we felt that certain circumstances pertaining to the tour did not suit the band and this coupled with some ongoing medical problems with some of our members and some financial constraint simply means that opting out of this tour was the best thing for the band at this point in time. We hope you will all still go to the shows and support both Aussie Metal and Metal worldwide. Thanks.”
Local openers will be announced on Monday, February 23, after the Battle Of Bands results have been decided.
The Australian Summer Slaughter 2009 Tour features Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Aborted and The Faceless, plus the local openers to be announced. They are playing on the following dates:
Fri March 13th @ The Manning Bar , Sydney (Lic / AA)
Sat March 14th @ The Red Room, Brisbane (Lic / AA)
Sun March 15th @ Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Lic / AA)
Mon March 16th @ Club Capitol, Perth (18+)
Tue March 17th @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
After a successful stint on the road as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Necrophagist, Dying Fetus and Into Eternity, Canadian death metallers Divinity have officially headed back into the recording studio for a follow-up to their 2008 Nuclear Blast debut "Allegory."
Germany's OBSCURA, (Steffan Kummerer: guitar / vocals, Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST): guitar, Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE): bass, Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST): drums), are currently recording their second full-length and Relapse debut.
OBSCURA founder Kummerer commented on the signing and new album; "We are very happy to have found in Relapse a strong partner for the upcoming albums. We think Relapse is one of the best homes for progressive death metal in general and we are looking forward for this long time cooperation. We are putting the final touches on the mix and mastering for the upcoming album which will see the light in the beginning of next year. Obscura are back - stronger than ever!" More...
Necrophagist mainman Muhammed Suiçmez recently gave an interview with Metal Injection. In the interview he talks about what the band has planned for 2009 aswell as his gear and the recent tour with Carcass. You can check it out below. More...
Canadian progressive metal band, INTO ETERNITY, are in the midst of run as part of Summer Slaughter Canada, which also features Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath the Massacre and Whitechapel. This trek marked the kick-off of their worldwide touring cycle for their much anticipated fifth full-length "The Incurable Tragedy," which is slated for a Sept. 2nd release in North America, Europe on Aug. 25th and Japan on Aug. 27th. The group will embark on a massive North American tour with the Matt Barlow-fronted Iced Earth this fall.
INTO ETERNITY have also just unveiled the new track "Time Immemorial" on their MySpace page. The band recently shot a new video for the track with acclaimed director Craig Bernard (Theory of a Deadman). Expect the clip to premiere next month. More...
Necrophagist have lined up soime tour dates with Dying Fetus.
The updated tour schedule is as follows:
August (Canadian Summer Slaughter Tour)
15 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
16 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
18 - Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroys
19 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
20 - Regina, SK - Riddell Center
21 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
22 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
23 - Prince George, BC - Roll-A-Dome
25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom (no COMMON GRAVE, DIVINITY)
August (Pillage The Village Tour Beneath The Massacre, Veil Of Maya)
26 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
27 - Portland, OR - Rock N Roll Pizza
28 - Boise, ID - The Venue
29 - Ogden, UT - Club Boom Va
30 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
31 - Wichita, KS - Club Oz
2 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
4 - Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
5 - Worcester, MA - Palladium (with CARCASS)
6 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre (with Carcass)
7 - Virginia Beach, VA - Steppin Out
8 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
9 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (with Carcass)
10 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
Carcass have been confirmed as this years headliners for the Florida deathfest, set to take place on September 13th in St. Petersburg, Florida. Also on the bill will be acts such as Suffocation, Necrophagist, Daath, 1349, Aborted, Rotten Sound and more.
More details as they emerge.