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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
GOATWHORE will be replacing DOG FASHION DISCO on all dates for CATTLE DECAPITATION's headlining tour with DAATH:
November 17 - Austin, TX @ Red Rum
November 18 - Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
November 19 - Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Club
November 21 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's
November 22 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
November 24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
November 25 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
November 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
with LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR:
November 27 - Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
November 28 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
November 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
November 30 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
December 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
December 6 - Fargo, ND @ VFW Basement
December 7 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
December 9 - Aurora, CO @ Hubba's Pub w/ Entombed, Grave, Dismember
In other news, DOG FASHION DISCO released a statement stating that they have not broken up, but are just taking some deserved time off.
San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have announced the addition of touring drummer Kevin Talley (ex-DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX, CHIMAIRA) to the group's ranks.
Commented singer Travis Ryan: "We're very excited to not only finally do our own headlining tour, but also to get back out and deliver the tracks from our new 'Karma.Bloody.Karma' album to the masses. The last thing we want to do right now is to stay home and not be out on the road! We're glad to have a seasoned guy like Kevin filling in. It will be a refreshing change to get someone in there that's as professional in his approach to touring as the rest of the guys in the band. See you soon!"
Not only will Kevin Talley be lending his talents to CATTLE DECAPITATION, he will be pulling double duty each night and also filling in behind the throne for the Atlanta-based DAATH, whose debut album (due out in January 2007 on Roadrunner Records) Talley previously laid the drum tracks for.
Commented DAATH guitarist Eyal Levi: "Playing with Kevin has always been a natural choice for us. He's been involved with the project for years now and not only is he one of the greatest metal drummers out there, but also one of our good friends. We're excited to have him in the band and we also extremely excited to be during our first proper U.S. tour with the mighty CATTLE DECAPITATION!"
Cattle Decapitation have lined up a number of new shows with Daath, Dog Fashion Disco and Lair Of The Minotaur, here's the schedule:
November 17th Austin, TX - The Red Rum Club
November 18th Houston, TX - Walters on Washington
November 19th Dallas, TX - Galaxy Club
November 20th Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddy's
November 22nd Orlando, FL - Backbooth
November 25th Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Lounge
November 27th Amityville, NY - Village Pub South
November 28th New York, NY - Knitting Factory
November 29th Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
November 30th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
December 03rd Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
December 06th Fargo, ND - Fargo VFW
December 07th Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
December 09th Aurora, CO - Hubba's
Dog Fashion Disco join the bill beginning on November 24th, while Lair Of The Minotaur join the tour starting November 27th.
Cattle Decapitation's tour with Dog Fashion Disco, Daath and Lair Of The Minotaur will see another show in New York City, as well as one for Aurora. The shows are:
November 28 - New York, NY, at Knitting Factory
December 08 - Aurora, CO, at Hubba's Pub
A new top album ? Its true, this week Strapping Young Lad takes over the top spot from Shadows Fall. Both of these bands are very deserving, but we crown our second #1 in as many weeks. Last weeks top 7 managed to stay on the chart, but jump around a little bit. While we have 3 brand new albums debuting this week, with one going as high as #6 in Voivod's Katorz. This is quite possibly the best album these guys have released and they are finally getting the notority they deserve. Not far behind them in the new releases is Unearths' III: The Eyes Of Fire, which is amazing considering it hasnt been released in alot of areas yet but the pre-orders are astounding. I see a #1 in the future for these guys, but who can knock off the consistancy SYL is showing. All That Remains also leapfrogged The Shads into the #2 slot and the big jumper was Between The Buried And Me gaining three slots, which is hard to do considering the company they are in. Meanwhile, Cellador dropped from 8th to 11th. Acacia Strain from 9th to 14th and BYD to 12th. New albums already making a storm up the charts are Slayers "Christ Illusion" with pre-ordering alone landing it inside the top 20. Hatebreed's Supremecy is also showing strong and will reach the top 10 next week. Also in responding to the comments I am considering making this, and the singles list a top 15. If you think its a good idea please respond so, or if thats too much tell me to keep it at 10. \m/.
|1||2||SYL||The New Black||2||1|
|2||3||All That Remains||The Fall of Ideas||2||2|
|3||1||Shadows Fall||Fallout From The War||2||1|
|4||7||BTBAM||The Anatomy Of||2||4|
|7||-||Unearth||III: The Eyes of Fire||1||7|
|8||6||Stone Sour||Come What(ever) May||2||6|
Now for the singles, with a very familiar band to anyone who visits this site, taking over as #1. Lamb of God also stays strong moving up 1 to #2. Shadows Fall and Stone Sour round out the top 4 with a big jumper for the week Celtic Frost's Ground moving up to number 5. Threat Signal holds strong and then we get to three really strong debuts by 3 really strong bands. SYL's new ozzfest anthem boasts the #9 spot as a highlight of the new songs. Roudning out the top 10 is BLS with Concrete Jungle.
|2||3||Lamb of God||Redneck||2||2|
|3||1||Shadows Fall||Will To Rebuild||2||1|
|6||7||Threat Signal||Rational Eyes||2||6|
|7||*||Unearth||The Glorious Nightmare||1||7|
|8||*||Terror||Strike You Down||1||8|
|9||*||Strapping Young Lad||You Suck||1||9|
|10||9||Black Label Society||Concrete Jungle||2||9|
"Heavy Metal Gets Socially Conscious" is an AP article that's been making its rounds through the papers around the country. It's good for heavy metal to get some exposure like this, much less in a positive light for a change. Here are some excerpts:
"Heavy metal singer Chris Barnes didn't know what people would think of "Amerika the Brutal," an anti-war song he wrote after his cousin deployed to Iraq in 2003."
"He heard a number of complaints, but also received supportive e-mails from American troops in the war zone."
"It kind of sent a shiver up my spine because those are the guys I didn't want to offend by sounding anti-war," said Barnes, vocalist for the death metal band Six Feet Under."
"Other metal bands are finding similar inspiration."
"Lamb of God's albums criticize American foreign policy. Cattle Decapitation are ardent vegetarians who use explicit album covers and songs like "Veal and the Cult of Torture" to condemn the meat industry. Serj Tankian of System of a Down is co-founder of a nonprofit organization that works on social issues."
Read the full article at WashingtonPost.com.
Welcome to the return of This Week In Metal, a column I used to do before I was forced to take a hiatus from metalunderground.com. In this weekly column, we will update the top 10 selling albums in the metal industry (courtesy of CMJ) and the top 10 radio singles (pulled from Music Match). They use a number of sources for the list, including all satellite radio. While you may find a few bands that are too soft for the list, I assure you there will be more then enough surprises. Feel free to comment on the list and who you think is over/under-rated, what bands you expected to see and which ones you didn't. Again this column will run weekly, so be sure to check for it every Thursday in the columns area of MetalUnderground.com.
Now for the music, we will start each week with the albums. It's a good mix of what bands are bursting the underground, and some bands that have been killing for quite a while now.
|1||Shadows Fall||Fallout From The War||1||1|
|2||SYL||The New Black||1||2|
|3||All That Remains||The Fall Of Ideas||1||3|
|6||Stone Sour||Come What(ever) May||1||6|
|7||BTBAM||The Anatomy Of||1||7|
|9||The Acacia Strain||Dead Walk||1||9|
|10||Bury Your Dead||Beauty And The Breakdown||1||10|
Now for the tunes. These singles are a real who's who amongst metal right now. I find the list to be powerful and only really have one flaw. Keep in mind some songs have been out longer then others and have picked up a good fanbase on the radio, other songs have just come out and are sure to see their time at the top.
|1||Shadows Fall||Will To Rebuild||1||1|
|3||Lamb of God||Redneck||1||3|
|5||All That Remains||This Calling||1||5|
|7||Threat Signal||Rational Eyes||1||7|
|9||Black Label Society||Concrete Jungle||1||9|
Despite having to cancel their participation in their previously announced tour with SIX FEET UNDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION have managed to salvage two upcoming shows. With the help of former drummer Michael Laughlin, the band will still be performing at the following shows:
Sunday, August 20th @ Whiskey A Go-Go
West Hollywood, CA
Saturday, August 26th @ The American Legion Post 201
San Diego, CA
WATCH ME BURN
Narsil - Under The Stone
Caracell - Knifemill Disintegrator
Necrocide - Deformity
Senester Holocaust - Damcyan
Haustorium - Legthia
CATTLE DECAPITATION have posted the following update:
"We regret to inform everyone that CATTLE DECAPITATION will not be able to make the SIX FEET UNDER tour with DECAPITATED, KRISIUN and ABYSMAL DAWN in September. It was incredibly obvious to everyone on this last tour that our fill-in drummer was not cut out for touring and thus not working out. We are confident that everyone who witnessed or took part in the NECROPHAGIST/Steers & Beers tours will not only understand, but agree.
This leaves us without a drummer until mid-October when our replacement will be available, way after the time we would need one for the SIX FEET UNDER tour as well as the California dates we have scheduled for later this month. We deeply apologize to all the promoters, booking agents and especially the fans who were counting on us being there. This is seriously out of our control.
We will be back in full force starting in November and we have some seriously insane tour action in the works starting early 2007!!! For now, were keeping that stuff a secret."
CATTLE DECAPITATION have been nominated in the "Best Hard Rock Band" category for this year's San Diego Music Award. You can vote for them here.
You can check out a video of CATTLE DECAPITATION frontman Travis Ryan responding at the band's Maryland show (July 19th) to the christian metalcore kids who attacked the band's guitarist at a recent show in Virginia here. Preach on brotha!
Cattle Decapitation's last performance on the tv show Fox Rox has been posted online. The songs that have been posted for viewing are "Success Is...(Hanging By The Neck)" and "Total Gore". For those wishing to check out the performance, it can be viewed here (There's an add for charmin before, just in case anyone who clicks gets confused).
Brazil’s Krisiun prepare to once again assault the U.S. Supporting this year’s incendiary new album, AssassiNation (MP3’s available here), vocalist/bassist Alex Camargo sent this message to fans, "We in Krisiun would like say thanks to our North American death metal brothers for the great support through the years. Due to the great response we had to our latest album, we are coming back for another U.S. tour in September. This time around we are going to be direct support... which means that we are gonna have more time to play a longer set. Six Feet Under is going to be the headlining band plus Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation and Abysmal Dawn are on the bill too; a fuckin’ brutal tour. We hope to see all you death metal maniacs, without you we are nothing.”
Having toured North America earlier this year with The Monsters Of Chaos Tour (Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Despised Icon), Krisiun released the AssassiNation CD and Live Armageddon DVD on February 26.
KRISIUN tour dates with Six Feet Under, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation, Abysmal Dawn are as follows: More...
CATTLE DECAPITATION will be performing a short set on the TV show Fox Rox. This will be the last performance of the band with drummer Michael Laughlin.
The band will be playing the songs "Success Is... (Hanging By The Neck)" and "Total Gore" from their new album "Karma.Bloody.Karma." live in the Fox Studios followed by a rather interesting interview with the host Troy Johnson. Details can be found here.
Airdates & Times:
Thursday, June 22nd @ Midnight on FOX 6
Saturday, June 24th @ 11:30pm on UPN 13
Sunday, June 25th @ 4:00pm on FOX 6.
Six Feet Under, Krisiun, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation, and Abysmal Dawn will be touring together this fall. The following tour dates have been confirmed thus far:
9/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
9/13 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
9/15 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/16 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
9/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club
9/22 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
9/23 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/25 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
9/26 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/29 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
9/30 Aurora, CO @ Iliff Park Saloon
10/01 Omaha, NE @ The Rock
10/03 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
10/06 Somerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium
10/07 Manchester, NH @ Mark's Place
10/08 New York, NY @ BB King's
Show Of The Summer will take place on June 10th in Virginia, and June 11th in New Jersey. Here are the details:
June 10 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's
Dillinger Escape Plan
Haste the Day
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Full Blown Chaos
From a Second Story Window
Black My Heart
Flee the Seen
Suprise Special Guests
+ local talent on second stage
June 11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony More...
The final lineup has been confirmed for Robot Mosh Fest 4, which takes place July 21st and 22nd at Skate Country in West Bend, WI. Presale tickets are currently available through the the festival's MySpace page. Advance tickets are $25 for a 2 day pass. $15 each day, day of.
Here is the complete lineup: More...
Bands have been announced for an upcoming fest entitled, "Infest", that will be taking place in Asbury Park, NJ on June 11th. Bands are as follows:
Dillinger Escape Plan
The Number 12 Looks Like You
Haste the Day
From a Second Story Window
Job for a Cowboy
Scars of Tomorrow
Too Pure to Die
Inked In Blood
On Broken Wings
Black My Heart
Full Blown Chaos
Flee the Seen
Infest will have 3 stages, one at the Stone Pony inside, Stone Pony outside, and on in Club Deep, which is across from the Stone Pony.
Dates have been solidified for this summer's Misery Index, Cattle Decapitation, and From A Second Story Window tour. Support will also include Animosity and Job For A Cowboy. Here are the tour dates:
6/10 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's
6/11 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
6/12 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
6/13 Revere, MA @ Club Lido
6/14 Hamden, CT @ Hamden Elks Lodge
6/17 Kent, OH @ Screwy Louie's
6/20 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
6/21 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Glastnost
6/23 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
6/24 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/25 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Ballroom
6/26 El Paso, TX @ Chic's Bar
6/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation
6/28 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/29 Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey A Go-Go
6/30 Ventura, CA @ Alpine
7/1 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
7/2 Fresno, CA @ The Belmont
7/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
7/5 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
7/6 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
7/7 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
7/8 Boise, ID @ The Venue
7/10 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
7/11 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
7/12 Papillion, NE @ The Rock
7/13 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
7/14 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
7/15 Southgate, MI @ The Modern Exchange
7/17 Binghamton, NY @ Club Escape
7/18 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/19 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/20 Centerreach, NY @ Centerreach VFW
7/22 West Bend, IN @ Skate Country (Robot Mosh Fest)
Six Feet Under, Krisiun, Cattle Decapitation, Decapitated, and Abysmal Dawn will be teaming up for a North American tour later this year. The first confirmed dates are as follows:
September 12 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
October 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club