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Below is our complete Weedeater 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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TWBM To Play Day Of The Shred Fest

Trapped Within Burning Machinery - Moreno Valley, California's five-piece crushing doom/sludge outfit - is set to play this year's Day Of The Shred Fest on November 1st alongside Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand, The Shrine, and a whole hell of a lot more.

The band was originally a one-man project started by Zak Esparza (lead guitar/vocalist) in 2007. After recording some demos, Zak recruited close friend Geoff Jones to play drums and Juan Rodriguez to fill in on bass.

The trio wrote and recorded the band’s first demo, "Evolutionary Transmitted Disease," and self-released it in the summer of 2009. In January 2011, the band entered the studio to record a first full-length album, "The Putrid Stench of Decaying Self," this time with new bassist Ernie Ballerz and second guitarist Robert Trujillo. The band released the full-length through Black Voodoo Records on October 5th, 2012.

In early 2014, the group released a limited split tape with LA's Pigeonwing. Trapped Within Burning Machinery has also recently added a third guitarist, James Inglett, to expand its sound. As of April of 2014, TWBM just finished second full-length, "The Filth Element," recorded with renowned producer/engineer John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia), which will be released via Midnite Collective in the near future.

Day Of The Shred takes place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California on Novemer 1st. Tickets are available here and the show will feature Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand Elder, The Shrine, Bongripper, Radio Moscow, Ancestors, Glitter Wizard, Graves At Sea, Danava, Arctic, Hot Lunch, All Them Witches, Goya, (16), Greenbeard, and Trapped Within Burning Machinery. More...

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Weedeater Gearing Up To Record New Album

Notorious sludge outfit Weedeater will soon record a new full-length album, and first for Season of Mist, with long-time engineer Steve Albini (High On Fire, Neuroris). Stay tuned for further details.

The band has also announced a brief tour around the recording. The string of dates, which begin on September 5th in Richmond with the band headlining the Fall In Line Fest, will eventually route to Albini's Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. More...

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Weedeater Re-Issuing "Sixteen Tons"

Notorious sludge outfit Weedeater will re-issue the 2002 album "Sixteen Tons" on September 1st, which has been long out of print and will be available on vinyl for the first time, as well as on CD and digitally. Pre-orders are available over here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Bull
2. Potbelly
3. Time Served
4. Dummy
5. #3
6. Woe's
7. Buzz
8. Lines
9. Riff
10. Kira May

Weedeater recently announced a rescheduled Australia and New Zealand co-headlining tour alongside Corrosion Of Conformity. The trek, which starts on July 18th in Christchurch, NZ will see the band playing a string of shows in select territories before ending in Adelaide, SA on July 27th. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

The North Carolina-based band is writing new material for a new Season of Mist recording, slated for a release in 2014. More...

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Weedeater Re-Issuing "And Justice For Y'All"

Season of Mist will reissue the whole back catalogue of American stoner / sludge act Weedeater, namely "And Justice For Y'All," "Sixteen Tons," "God Luck And Good Speed," and "Jason... The Dragon."

Originally released in 2001 and long out of print, "And Justice For Y'All" will be made available again in a remastered version with its original cover artwork on August 29th (September 2nd in North America).

"And Justice For Y'all" will be re-released on CD and LP versions, which will soon be available for pre-order on the Season of Mist e-shop and it is already available digitally. Weedeater's forthcoming fifth full-length will also be released later on Season of Mist.

The "And Justice For Y'all" track listing is as follows:

1. Tuesday Night
2. Monkey Junction
3. Free
4. Hungry Jack
5. Shitfire
6. Calico
7. Truck Drivin' Man
8. Southern Cross
9. #86
10. Bucket

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Weedeater Announces New Tour Dates

Infamous sludge outfit Weedeater has announced a new tour in New Zealand and Australia. The tour, which begins on July 18th in Sydney, will travel through Melbourne, Perth, and more before ending on July 28th, and will see Weedeater play alongside Corrosion Of Conformity. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

Weedeater also released a new track as part of the "Scion AV Presents..." series. The track, titled "Hot Doughnuts Now," can be streamed below. The North Carolina-based band is currently writing new material for its first Season of Mist recording, slated for release in 2014.

7/18 Sydney NSW @ The Factory Theatre
7/19 Canberra ACT @ ANU Bar
7/20 Melbourne VIC @ 170 Russell
7/22 Auckland NZ @ The Kings Arms
7/23 Wellington NZ @ Bodega Bar
7/25 Adelaide SA @ Fowlers Live
7/26 Perth WA @ The Rosemount
7/28 Brisbane QLD @ The Hi Fi More...

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Weedeater Adds More Tour Dates

Sludge outfit Weedeater has announced more dates as part of the band's January West Coast tour. The tour will now extend to the pacific northwest with dates in Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland before ending in Los Angeles, CA on the 29th. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

The North Carolina-based band is writing new material for a first Season of Mist recording, slated for release later this year. Regarding the signing, Weedeater said: "When we heard we would be working with Season of Mist we almost wrecked our pants. Can't wait for y'all to check out this sh*t."

1/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl * Weedeater only *
1/16 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
1/17 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
1/18 Oakland, CA @ Opera House
1/19 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
1/20 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
1/21 Fresno, CA Strummer's
1/26 Portland, OR @ Rotture * Weedeater only *
1/27 Vancouver, BC - Canada - @ Electric Owl * Weedeater only *
1/28 Seattle, WA @ Highline * Weedeater only *
1/29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite * Weedeater only *

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Weedeater Announces West Coast Shows

Sludge outfit Weedeater has announced a January West Coast tour, which starts on January 14th in Atlanta, and will see the band playing a string of shows in select territories before ending in LA on the 26th. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

The North Carolina-based band is also writing new material for its first Season of Mist recording, slated for a release in 2014.

1/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
1/16 Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
1/17 San Franciso, CA @ Thee Darkside
1/18 Oakland, CA @ Opera House
1/19 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
1/20 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
1/21 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
1/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite

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Weedeater Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of U.S. stoner / sludge act Weedeater. The label comments:

"Born from the ashes of Buzzov•en in the late nineties, Weedeater released four albums so far: ‘…And Justice For Y’All,’ ‘Sixteen Tons,’ ‘God Luck And Good Speed,’ and ‘Jason… The Dragon.’ All four will be reissued on Season of Mist!

"Those four American Metal milestones will be re-released digitally on December 10th worldwide, and the physical reissues will hit the stores some time next year. Weedeater’s forthcoming fifth full-length will also be released on Season of Mist."

About the signing to Season of Mist, the band issued the following brief statement: "When we heard we would be working with Season of Mist, we almost wrecked our pants. Can't wait for y'all to check out this shit."

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ASG Announces U.S. Tour Dates

ASG and Weedeater have announced a four-week tour across the United States, kicking off on June 27th in Savannah, GA at The Jinx.

The tour comes as ASG celebrate its highest charting and most critically acclaimed album to date, the breakthrough release "Blood Drive." The twelve-song collection landed at #15 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and also had impressive debuts on the trade magazine’s Hard Music (#32) and Indie (#67) charts. The album is streaming via the Bandcamp player below. More...

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Weedeater Announces New Live Shows

North Carolina’s rogue sludge trio Weedeater today confirms a brand new load of debauchery-ridden live gigs for the Summer season.

Sponsored by Invisible Oranges, the shit hits the fan June 27th in Savanna, Georgia, when Weedeater hits the stage with ASG, heading out for fourteen dates through the Deep South and up the West Coast to Seattle. Following that is an eight-city stretch with no direct opening support through Canada and the Midwest, and then wrapping up the trek is another eight-date run with Lo Pan providing support. More...

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Weedeater Announces New Tour Dates

Following a few months on a hi[gh]atus from tour, Cape Fear sludge-slingers Weedeater will hit the bong and the road once again later this month.

The gravelly groove of the twisted trio will smoke-out nine East Coast cities between May 22nd and June 1st, the new rampage booked in conjunction with Weedeater’s trip up to blaze Baltimore at this year’s installment of the Maryland Deathfest.

Additionally, today Noisey/VICE whipped out the first episode of their new video series Heavy Dicks, which features Weedeater frontman and cough syrup aficionado Dixie Dave Collins. Dixie and the ‘Dicks crew put their fine appreciation for several varieties of cough suppressants to the test, pairing them with specifically-chosen varieties of fine cheese. Check it out right here.

5/22/2013 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
5/24/2013 El N Gee - New London, CT
5/25/2013 Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, MD
5/27/2013 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
5/28/2013 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
5/29/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
5/30/2013 V Club - Huntington, WV
5/31/2013 Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
6/01/2013 Maywood - Raleigh, NC

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Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

DOWN
(the) MELVINS
THE OBSESSED
ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
UFOMAMMUT (Italy)
COBALT
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)
EVOKEN
NECROPSY

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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MDF 2013 Location Announced

With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:

We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.

In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.

The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.

We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.

The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...

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Weedeater Announces New Live Shows

North Carolina’s bourbon-fueled road warriors Weedeater have today announce new headlining gigs they’ve confirmed for the weeks ahead.

Several new shows have been booked before, during, and following the massive national tour that will see Weedeater and Cape Fear brethren Sourvein out supporting the almighty Saint Vitus across the U.S. throughout September and October. With the new shows included, the performance toll for the relentless Weedeater on this tour comes to a gargantuan forty-two nights of deafening debauchery. Dates are as follows: More...

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Saint Vitus Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

After canceling several shows due to health issues, Saint Vitus has announced a U.S. headlining tour - it's first since 1993. The award winning group will kick off the five week long jaunt on September 14th in Little Rock, AR. Presented by ScionAV and Brooklyn Vegan, the tour will run through October 19th and will include support from both Weedeater and Sourvein. Saint Vitus will be touring in support of its recently released eighth studio album, titled "Lillie: F-65."

"We're stoked to destroy America again; the last Saint Vitus U.S. headlining tour was in 1993," commented Dave Chandler. "This time we'll be playing 'Lillie' as well as fan favorites and some old surprises. Leave your ear plugs at home and come bleed with us."

Dates are as follows: More...

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Maryland Death Fest 2013 Confirms 8 More Bands

Eight more bands have been confirmed for MDF XI, which is to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

REPULSION
PAGAN ALTAR (UK) - Exclusive US show!
BROKEN HOPE
PIG DESTROYER
VINTERLAND (Sweden) - Exclusive US show!
WEEDEATER
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
LOSS

An updated list of confirmed bands up to now can be found below:

!T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic) - Exclusive US show
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
ANTAEUS (France) - Exclusive US show
AOSOTH (France) - Exclusive US show
BROKEN HOPE
CARCASS (UK) - Exclusive US show
CONVULSE (Finland) - Exclusive US show
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
INTEGRITY
KOMMANDANT
LOSS
MANILLA ROAD
MIDNIGHT
MORGION
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
PELICAN
PENTAGRAM
PIG DESTROYER
REPULSION
RIGHTEOUS PIGS - Exclusive US show
VENOM (UK)
VINTERLAND (Sweden)
WEEDEATER

Headliners and more band announcements are expected soon. With Sonar closing, information regarding the new venue is expected to be revealed sometime in August.

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ASG To Enter The Studio

North Carolina’s gnarliest band, ASG has announced a two week run of east coast dates with label-mates Cough and stoner metallers Weedeater. The tour kicks off on April 12th in Charleston, South Carolina and runs up and down the east coast before ending in Durham, North Carolina on April 28th. A full listing of dates is included below.

ASG plans to enter the studio in late Spring to record the band's Relapse debut with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Fu Manchu). More details will be announced shortly. Additionally, the band has a special appearance at next year’s Hellfest in France with more festival appearances to be announced shortly.

ASG's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Weedeater Announces New Tour Dates

After a few weeks off, following nearly three years of semi-constant touring, Cape Fear's sludge-slingers Weedeater decided they have been off the road long enough, and that it's time to go reap some more hard-partying souls.

Set for the band to celebrate 4:20 on the road mid-tour, the newest endeavor will burn its way through a pile of East U.S. cities in the second half of April, from New England to the tip of Florida. Weedeater has commissioned ASG and Cough to be the pummeling backup for the entire tour, with sixteen dates locked-down and more likely to be confirmed in the weeks ahead. Check out the tour poster and more at this location.

Dates are as follows:

4/12/2012 Jimbo's Rock Club - Charleston, SC
4/13/2012 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
4/14/2012 Churchill's - Miami, FL
4/15/2012 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
4/17/2012 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
4/18/2012 The Lexington Ave Brewery - Asheville, NC
4/19/2012 V Club - Huntington, WV
4/20/2012 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
4/21/2012 Cosmic Charlie's - Lexington, KY
4/22/2012 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
4/23/2012 The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
4/24/2012 Cherry Street Station - New Haven, CT
4/25/2012 Armageddon Shop - Providence, RI
4/26/2012 Mojo's Main - Newark, DE
4/27/2012 Outer Banks Brewing Station - Kill Devil Hills, NC
4/28/2012 Casbah - Durham, NC

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Weedeater Comments On Hail!Hornet Tour

Weedeater has checked in with the following update about the upcoming Hail!Hornet tour featuring screenings of the "Slow Southern Steel" documentary:

"Hey all,

"Just a reminder that that you MUST SEE the Hail!Hornet / Slow Southern Steel tour. It starts next month, and in case you didn't already know, Hail!Hornet is what happens when Dixie Dave of our fine establishment joins Erik Larson of Alabama Thunderpussy / The Might Could, T-Roy from Sourvein / Buzzov-en and Vince from Beaten Back to Pure to form one of the most ass-kickinest bands out there today.

"AND, Slow Southern Steel is the new (and totally unreleased / unavailable outside these special screenings) full length movie directed by CT of Rwake and David Lipke that documents the heavy bands of the south from COC to EHG to Down to Kylesa, Torche, Buzzov-en and Zoroaster among many more.

"You CANNOT MISS this shit! It is ridiculously cool, trust us. Don't miss the the bands (Zoroaster, ASG and COC also join for some dates) and don't miss the movie; this might be your only chance to see either. Check it out here!

"And don't forget to buy our clearance merch designs ON SALE FOR CHEAP through Dec 31st and then discontinued indefinitely. Shop for that shit here, and happy holidays to you all! More news soon so stay tuned."

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Weedeater Comments On Upcoming Shows

Weedeater has checked in with the following update about upcoming tour dates and the band's set list:

"Hey again,

"We've been gearing up for this tour and are stoked to get back out there. We're working on a set that will include 'Jason...The Dragon' in it's entirety (minus the Barstul stuff) and plenty of old favorites too, maybe even a few surprises from the vaults of Weedmetal.

"There are a few places on this tour that we've never been to and several that we haven't played in forever, and of course plenty more that we just can't get enough of. We'll have some new merch and a limited edition tour shirt that we're pretty fond of. Also remember to save yourself a few bucks and get your tickets in advance here.

"Lastly, all you New Yorkers please make note that the Brooklyn NY show on Saturday Sept 10th at Europa is an early show. Doors are at 6pm and we'll be on stage at 9pm. That's it for right now; see you all soon."

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