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Desaster

Formed: 1988
From: Koblenz, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Desaster News

Below is our complete Desaster 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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Crystal Viper Announces Guest Musician

Crystal Viper will be releasing new album "Possession" later this year via AFM Records. The band has now issued the following brief announcement about a guest musician appearing on the release:

"We are honored to introduce one more special guest on the new Crystal Viper album. Ladies and gentleman, from the very depths of hell... Sataniac of Desaster!"

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Desaster Announces 25th Anniversary Show

To celebrate 25 years of total Desaster, the German thrashers have announced an anniversary show in Bamberg, Germany this coming November. The entire show will be filmed for a DVD release in 2014. Catch Desaster live:

23/11/13 DE – Bamberg – Live Club w/Pentacle and Delirius Tremens

Desaster will perform an exclusive history set featuring live appearances of former band members. Special merchandise will be available and an afters how party will be held. Tickets are 18 Euro and limited to 400 people. You can also catch the band on additional live dates:

17-19/05/13 DE – Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Open Air
30/05-01/06/13 RS – Beograd – Darkness Rising Festval
20/07/13 CZ – Nyrsko – Eternal Hate Festival
08/08-10/08/13 – DE – Schlotheim – Party.San Open Air More...

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Band Lineup Announced For Darkness Rising Fest

This year's edition of the Serbian "Darkness Rising" festival will take place in Belgrade from May 30th - June 1st, 2013. The festival features 27 black metal bands from a variety of countries, with full details available at the festival's website here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Desaster (Germany)
Horna (Finland)
Enthroned (Belgium)
Behexen (Finland)
Infernal War (Poland)
Urfaust (Netherlands)
Sargeist (Finland)
Fides Inversa (Italy)
Inferno (Czech)
Frostmoon Eclipse (Italy)
Silva Nigra (Czech)
Arkona (Poland)
Sekhmet (Czech)
Somrak (Slovenia)
Handful Of Hate (Italy)
The One (Greece)
The True Endless (Italy)
Emptiness (Belgium)
Simargal (Serbia)
Ater Era (Slovenia)
Svartgren (Serbia)
Triumfall (Serbia)
Samrt (Serbia)
Terrörhammer (Serbia)
Prognan (Croatia)
Zloslut (Serbia) More...

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Desaster Releases New Music Video

German blackened thrash act Desaster, in collaboration with Rock Hard magazine Germany, has launched a new music video. Head over to rockhard.de to check out "Phantom Funeral," taken off the band's latest album "The Arts Of Destruction." The clip can also be viewed below.

Desaster guitarist Infernal comments: "After 23 years of total Desaster, finally we have our first official video clip! We wanted something in the vein of some 80s video clip stuff, for example Voivod's 'Ravenous Medicine' and the director fulfilled our wishes! It's not the usual '50 pictures in a second' MTV-style, but pure art of destruction with great atmosphere! Enjoy!"

"They wanted it old school - they GOT it old school!" is what director Oliver "Bomber" Barth of Visions In Fear Productions comments. More...

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The Foreshadowing Added To Summer Breeze Lineup

The organizers of the upcoming Summer Breeze 2012 festival have issued the following update about confirming new acts:

"Italy is not exactly a hotbed for dark doom metal. Fortunately enough, there are always exceptions to confirm the rule. With the three albums they have released so far, The Foreshadowing have provided a master class in gloom and doom. Hailing from Rome, the band prove that it is indeed possible to write great atmospheric songs without falling into excessive pathos and kitsch. Especially singer Marco Benevento's clear, ear-piercing vocals take the group's material to a level which is only populated by bands such as Katatonia, My Dying Bride, early Anathema and even Opeth. Don't miss this black pearl of darkness! You will hardly experience anything bigger, darker and more epic at Summer Breeze 2012!

"Breakdowns aren't exactly the most innovative element in metal nowadays... However, if you use them with such conviction and vehemence as Bleed From Within, even the most athletically challenged of metalheads should soon mutate into pit fighter number one. The UK band have two albums out which should appeal to fans of As I Lay Dying, Bring Me The Horizon and Parkway Drive, while at times Bleed From Within are even more melodic than the aforementioned bands, only to dive into a brutal breakdown the very next second. All fans of metalcore and deathcore should highlight this band in their personal running order, as this is the perfect stuff for all of them!"

The festival is set to take place from August 16th - 18th, will full details available at this location. The currently announced bill is as follows: More...

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.

5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

Cannibal Corpse
Exodus
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
Marduk
Asphyx
Nasum
Suffocation
Eisregen
All Shall Perish
Carnifex
Arkona
Origin
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Helrunar
Wormed
Trollfest
Inquisition
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Aborted
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Condemned
Eis
Gama Bomb
Helheim
Disavowed
Farsot
Riger
Malignancy
Hellsaw
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Rompeprop
Benighted
Agrypnie
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Ingested
Wormrot
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Spasm
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

The 2012 edition of the Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available here. The organizers of the festival have now announced the following bands being added to the bill:

Eluveitie
Within Temptation
Immortal
Behemoth
Paradise Lost
Iced Earth
Katatonia
Lacuna Coil
Architects
Crowbar
Terror
Norma jean
Vallenfyre
Tankard
Shining
Nifelheim
Heidevolk
Menhir
Born from pain
Ahab
Desaster
Helheim
Night in gales
Roterfeld
While she sleeps

The festival's lineup is now as follows: More...

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Desaster Streaming New Single

German black/thrash commando Desaster will release the new album "The Arts Of Destruction" on February 28th in North America.

In collaboration with Rock Hard magazine, Germany, the second single "Troops Of Heathens – Graves Of Saints: just went online. Surf over here to check it out!

Comments the band: "'The Arts Of Destruction' … 100% Desaster 100% Metal 100% Hell 100% Non-commercial! We still spit on trends, hail the cult of Metal and send a big FUCK YOU to all who don't believe In Metal music! We don't want to say so much about the album… only… pure Metal, full of Darkness and Blasphemy, no compromise, no innovation… In our eyes our best sounding and most brutal album so far! Check it out and create your own view. Bang or be banged!

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Arts Of Destruction
3. Lacerate With Hands Of Doom
4. Splendour Of The Idols
5. Phantom Funeral
6. Queens Of Sodomy
7. At Hell's Horizon
8. Troops Of Heathens – Graves Of Saints
8. Possessed And Defiled
9. Beyond Your Grace
10. Outro More...

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Desaster To Play Summer Breeze

The upcoming 2012 edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place this coming August 16th - 18th. The festival organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming Desaster for the lineup:

"Unbelievable it's already been nine years since the last time DESASTER played SUMMER BREEZE. Well, it looks like there is some catching up to do in Dinkelsbühl in terms of blackened thrash metal, or thrashing black metal, whatever you want to call it.

"Tormentor and company are bringing along their new album 'The Arts Of Destruction', which proves, uncompromisingly as usual, that even after 24 years of existance no fashion or trend has been able to corrupt the ethics of this Koblenz underground institution.

"As always, the four witchmasters are synonimous with metal true and pure. A feast for all denim cutoff and studded leather fetishists! Nice to see that, among all the plastic imitations of our time, there are still a few originals left."

For more details on the Summer Breeze 2012 lineup, head over to this location.

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Desaster Streaming New Track

German black/thrash band Desaster is streaming the new track "Queens of Sodomy" from the forthcoming LP "The Arts Of Destruction." The band's seventh album is set for release on February 24, 2012 (G/A/S), February 27, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America) through Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "The Arts Of Destruction" is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Arts of Destruction
3. Lacerate with Hands of Doom
4. Splendour of the Idols
5. Phantom Funeral
6. Queens of Sodomy
7. At Hell's Horizon
8. Troops of Heathens – Graves of Saint
9. Possessed and Defiled
10. Beyond Your Grace
11. Outro More...

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Desaster To Enter Studio In October, Album In 2012

German thrashers Desaster announced that they will be enter Toxomusic studios in Germany with producer Wally Walldorf to record the band's seventh studio release "The Arts of Destruction." The album will be released in early 2012. The album will consist of nine tracks.

The band commented on the upcoming album:

“The album will be full of Metal to bang your head to, to raise your fist at and to worship Heavy Metal music in general! Fuck off trends, hail the cult of Heavy Metal!”

Upcoming tour dates for Desaster are as follows:

November 5, 2011 - Wermelskirchen, Germany – AJZ Bahndamm
November 26, 2011 – Lörrach, Germany – Metalforces Festival
December 16, 2011 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Metal Meeting

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Balfor Confirmed For Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:

Morbid Angel
Sepultura
Exodus
Heaven Shall Burn
Kataklysm
Destruction
Triptykon
Asphyx
Marduk
God Dethroned
Tankard
Nifelheim
Heathen
Heidevolk
Desaster
Disabuse
The Rotted
Adept
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Valkyrja
Balfor
Cripper
Semargl
Stormrider
Saturnian
Azarath
Dawn Of Disease

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

BRUJERIA (Mexico)
AGALLOCH
ARCHGOAT (Finland)
YOB
DYING FETUS
BLACK WITCHERY
UNANIMATED (Sweden)
RORSCHACH
MORGION
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
EXTERMINATION ANGEL

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Stormwarrior Confirmed For Bang Your Head Fest

Stormwarrior and Legion of the Damned have been confirmed for Germany's Bang Your Head festival. The upcoming festival will take place on July 15th and July 16th at the Messegelände in Balingen.

For further information on the festival, visit this location.

Other confirmed bands include: Desaster, Crystal Viper, Accept, Helloween, Immortal, Lordi, Amorphis, Death Angel, Asphyx, and more.

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Desaster Cancels Mexican Show

Germany's Desaster has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming Mexican show due to drummer Stefan "Tormentor" Hüskens being hospitalized:

"Sisters and brothers, unfortunately Desaster have to cancel their appearance at Chas Metal fest in Mexico, 5th February. Tormentor needs to go to hospital. More news soon... it's a private matter, so please be patient.

"The whole band feels sorry for disappointing the Mexican head bangers and we hope to get a 2nd chance later this year or in 2012! Thanks a lot."

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Desaster Writing New Songs

Koblenz, Germany based metal act Desaster has checked in with the following brief announcement about writing new material for an upcoming release: "Desaster ?are writing new songs for the upcoming album! Watch out and expect a fistful of METAL!" Additional details on the new album's title, track listing, and release date will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out Desaster's music through the band's MySpace page.

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Desaster Celebrates 20th Anniversary w/ Show

German black thrash metal band DESASTER will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2009. To make this an event not to be forgotten, the band hired the infamous MS Rheingold - the same boat where the Metal Cruise takes place - to host the show. Support comes from Martin Missy and the Protectors and Witchburner.

The event takes place the 26th of September, 2009 and the boat departs from the Rheinpromenade in Koblenz, Germany.

The lineup is as follows:

DESASTER (2 decades of pure blasphemy!)
Martin Missy and the PROTECTORs [SWE] (Protector cover band with Martin Missy)
WITCHBURNER (Fuldarian Thrash Metal Artillery)

Price: 23 Euro plus postage. Tickets are limited to 450 people.
Order + info (hotels, party etc.): ticketorder@total-desaster.de

On that evening, a "20 years of DESASTER" box set will be on sale for the first time. Released by Iron Pegasus Records the box includes 4 Picture LPs (including 4 new songs) and some other special surprises. There will be special event shirts available as well.

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Absu Part Ways With Guitarist

Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has announced the addition of guitarist/keyboardist Zawicizuz (ex-RAPE, PILLAGE & BURN, INFERNAL OAK) to the group's ranks. He replaces Vastator, who recently quit the band due to musical and personal differences. Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor says of the replacement, "We are very proud to welcome Zawicizuz as the newest musician of ABSU! He is one of the best-kept secrets in the extreme Texas music environment and we are delighted to convey our next chapter of mythological occult metal with him."

ABSU will enter Nomad Recording Studio in April 2008 to begin recording the self-titled CD for a tentative autumn release on Candlelight Records. The album will be engineered/produced by none other than Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, SOLITUDE AETERNUS, USURPER, BLOOD OF THE SUN, etc.) and mastered by Proscriptor at his studio Tarot Productions. More...

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Gama Bomb Complete Thrash Assault 2 Lineup

The billing for Thrash Assault 2 (myspace.com/metalonmetal) is now complete with the addition of Ireland's GAMA BOMB from Ireland. The event will also be the first time ever that SABBAT and ONSLAUGHT appear on the same bill for a show.

Here is the final billing: SABBAT, ONSLAUGHT (Very Special Old School Show), PROTECTORS (feat. Martin Missy), AT WAR, DESASTER, GAMA BOMB, RUNAMOK, NOCTURNAL.

The event is scheduled for February 23rd in Wuerzburg, Germany at Soundpark-Ost (ex-Rockpalast).

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Kaltenbach Open Air Festival Confirm More Bands

Black metallers VREID from Norway as well as DESASTER and EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS from Germany are the latest additions to the billing of the Kaltenbach Open Air festial, set to take place July 18-19 in Spital am Semmering, Austria. Also scheduled to appear are HOLLENTHON, NECROPHOBIC and DEW-SCENTED. More acts will be confirmed over the coming weeks.

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