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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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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:

ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)

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:

PAGAN ALTAR (UK) - Exclusive US show!
VINTERLAND (Sweden) - Exclusive US show!
GRIDE (Czech Republic)

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
CARCASS (UK) - Exclusive US show
CONVULSE (Finland) - Exclusive US show
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
RIGHTEOUS PIGS - Exclusive US show

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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Bison B.C. To Tour With Weedeater

Bison B.C. is finally heading back out on the road this fall, as the Vancouver, BC based act will be joining Weedeater, Saviours, and Fight Amp from September 2nd in Lawrence, KS through October 14th in Savannah, GA. The tour will be Bison B.C.'s first full tour with new drummer Matt Wood.

Dates are as follows:

09/02 Lawrence, KS Jackpot
09/03 St. Louis, MO The Fubar
09/04 Nashville, TN The End
09/05 Ashville, NC Lexington Ave. Brewery
09/06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
09/07 Baltimore, MD Sonar
09/08 Richmond, VA Stange Matter
09/09 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
09/10 Brooklyn, NY Europa
09/11 Cambridge, MA Middle East (downstairs)
09/13 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
09/14 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
09/15 Columbus, OH Outland Live
09/16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
09/17 Chicago, IL Reggies
09/18 Marquette, MI Upfront and Co.
09/19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
09/20 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
09/23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT Burt's Tiki Lounge
09/26 Seattle, WA The Highline
09/27 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
09/28 Portland, OR Branx
09/29 San Francisco, CA The Independent
10/01 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
10/02 Los Angeles, CA The Key Club
10/03 Tempe, AZ TBA
10/04 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
10/06 Austin, TX Emo's
10/07 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
10/08 New Orleans, LA Siberia
10/09 Atlanta, GA The Earl
10/10 Athens, GA New Earth Music Hall
10/11 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room
10/12 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
10/14 Savannah, GA The Jinx

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Weedeater Comments On Headlining Tour

Weedeater recently announced an upcoming headlining tour in September/October. The band has now commented on the run of shows:

"We are stoked to announce that we will be hitting the road again this September and October. Dates/poster are below and tickets will go on sale Thursday. The fine folks at Brooklyn Vegan are sponsoring this tour and theother bands joining us on this run all kick ass. For the trip as a whole we will be supported by Saviours, Bison BC and Fight Amp. And though Saviours will not be there for the Philly or Brooklyn shows, Oxbow will join the bill at Europa and we're very excited about that.

"If you haven't seen the new *Mancoon...Turkey Warlock* video yet, check it and other cool stuff out on our new website here, which was just launched today. More updates coming shortly; a few more tour dates will likely be added. In any case, see you all very soon. Oh yeah, and if you want to follow us on Twitter @weedmetal, we'll tweet at you, too."

The full list of Weedeater tour dates can be found by navigating your browser to this location.

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Weedeater Announces Headlining Tour

After a few months off the road, North Carolina sludge demons Weedeater have just announced another headlining North American tour for September/October, still in support of their recently-released latest full-length, "Jason... The Dragon." The mayhem shall begin in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 6th and rampage through thirty-two American cities before closing out in Savannah, Georgia on October 14th.

Weedeater also recently posted a music video online for "Mancoon/Turkery Warlock." Details are available here.

The upcoming Weedeater tour dates are as follows:

9/6/2011 Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC
9/7/2011 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
9/8/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/9/2011 North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA (no Saviours)
9/10/2011 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Oxbow (no Saviours)
9/11/2011 Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA
9/13/2011 Lee's Place - Toronto, ON
9/14/2011 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
9/15/2011 Outland Live - Columbus, OH
9/16/2011 The Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
9/17/2011 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
9/18/2011 Upfront & Company - Marquette, MI
9/19/2011 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
9/20/2011 Rock Island Brewing Company - Rock Island, IL
9/23/2011 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
9/24/2011 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
9/26/2011 The Highline - Seattle, WA
9/27/2011 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
9/28/2011 Branx - Portland, OR
9/29/2011 The Independent - San Francisco, CA
10/1/2011 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
10/2/2011 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
10/4/2011 Lanchpad - Albuquerque, NM
10/6/2011 Emo's - Austin, TX
10/7/2011 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX
10/8/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
10/9/2011 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
10/10/2011 New Earth Music Hall - Athens, GA
10/11/2011 Engine Room - Tallahassee, FL
10/12/2011 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
10/14/2011 The Jinx - Savannah, GA

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Weedeater Releases "Mancoon/Turkey Warlock" Video

Weedeater has premiered a new music video online for "Mancoon/Turkey Warlock," which is from the band's recent album "Jason... The Dragon," through Brooklyn Vegan. The video clip was directed by David Brodsky and can be viewed here.

You can also check out Weedeater's previous statement about working on the music video by heading over to this location.

The "Jason... The Dragon" track listing is as follows:

1. The Great Unfurling
2. Hammerhandle
3. Mancoon
4. Turkey Warlock
5. Jason... The Dragon
6. Palms and Opium
7. Long Gone
8. March of the Bipolar Bear
9. Homecoming
10. Whiskey Creek

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