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Atlanta's Withered has issued the following statement about appearing on the upcoming "Blackest of the Black" tour with Danzig, Possessed, Marduk, and Toxic Holocaust:
"Withered is bringing our brand of extreme music and expression to a new audience this fall. The Blackest Of The Black tour is an opportunity that we just couldn’t pass up. It is also a blessing for us after learning the unfortunate news about Behemoth & Nergal. This turn of events will allow us to offer a glimpse of unique perspective to a fresh crowd as we kick off our third album release. Whether these fans are ready for us or not, we are definitely ready for them and expect to expand their horizons as well as our own on this new path."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
10/25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
10/27 - Little Rock, AK - The Village
10/29 - San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Live
10/30 - Houston, TX - Warehouse
10/31 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
11/02 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
11/03 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
11/04 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
11/05 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa (no DANZIG)
11/06 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theater
11/07 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
11/09 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
11/10 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
11/12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
11/14 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
11/15 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
11/16 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Iconic metal/punk singer-songwriter Danzig has been announced as the headliner of the 2010 "Blackest Of The Black" tour. The "Blackest Of The Black" tour will hit select markets across the United States with support coming from Marduk, Possessed, Toxic Holocaust and Withered.
Here are the confirmed "Blackest Of The Black 2010" tour dates:
Oct. 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 27 - Little Rock, AK - The Village
Oct. 29 - San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Live
Oct. 30 - Houston, TX - Warehouse
Oct. 31 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
Atlanta's Withered has issued the following comments regarding the cancellation of the "Lawless States of Heretika" tour:
"As most know by now, 'The Lawless States of Heretika' tour w/ Behemoth, Watain, Withered, and Black Anvil set for November/December has been canceled due to serious illness of Behemoth vocalist/guitarist Nergal. Our thoughts and hearts go out to Nergal for a quick and healthy recovery! Withered is working on a couple of different options for a make-up tour to support our new album 'Dualitas' to be released this fall."
You can also check out Withered's music via the band's MySpace page.
Watain has announced North American tour dates with Behemoth, Withered, and Black Anvil. the tour, entitled "The Lawless States of Heretika Tour," will take place in November and December.
Vocalist E comments on the upcoming tour, "It is with a scornful leer towards our enemies and a proudly risen cup of blood towards our devoted followers that we now reveal our plans for America in the fall. We have also managed to sort out the past problems we have had when it comes to the compromised lineup for US tours, which feels extremely good. The songs of Lawless Darkness truly demand a full lineup as well as my total submission to the vocal duties, which is exactly what they will get now. Watain is coming, in all its horrible glory, and it won't be pretty."
The Lawless States of Heretika Tour dates are as follows:
11/3/2010 Imperial - Quebec City [NO WATAIN OR BLACK ANVIL ON THIS DATE]
11/4/2010 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
11/5/2010 Opera House - Toronto, ON
11/6/2010 Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
11/7/2010 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
11/8/2010 Station Four - Minneapolis, MN
11/9/2010 Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
11/10/2010 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
11/12/2010 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
11/13/2010 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
11/14/2010 Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
11/16/2010 Boardwalk - Sacramento, CA
11/17/2010 Slims - San Francisco, CA
11/18/2010 House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
11/19/2010 Ramona Main Stage - San Diego, CA
11/20/2010 Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
11/21/2010 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
11/22/2010 Palladium Showroom - Dallas, TX
11/23/2010 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
11/24/2010 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
11/26/2010 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/27/2010 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/28/2010 Club @ Firestone - Orlando, FL
11/30/2010 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
12/1/2010 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
12/2/2010 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
12/3/2010 Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
12/4/2010 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
Atlanta, GA based act Withered has announced the following upcoming U.S. tour dates:
06/03/2010 Orlando, FL Back Booth w/ Eyehategod
06/04/2010 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero w/ Eyehategod & Nachtmystium
06/05/2010 Raleigh, NC Volume 11w/ Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, & Black Tusk
06/08/2010 Nashville, TN The Muse w/ Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, & Destroy Destroy
06/09/2010 Charleston, SC The Charleston Oasis w/ Goatwhore, Revocation, Threat Signal
06/10/2010 Charlotte, NC The Milestone w/ Goatwhore, Revocation, Threat Signal
06/18/2010 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn w/ Clinging to the trees of a forest fire
Last week a new video trailer based on the album's dark visuals was released watch it below:
New Orleans based sludge metal veterans Eyehategod has announced a series of headlining shows in the United States, which are scheduled to kick off in June. A rotating roster of bands will be supporting the band on the trek including grindcore legends Brutal Truth and Withered.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Prosthetic Records is currently auctioning an Epiphone Prophecy Futura Custom EX on eBay, with all proceeds benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports research for cancer, AIDS and leukemia. The guitar will be signed by the six Prosthetic acts who will play the label's inaugural SXSW showcase at Mohawk in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night (Mar. 17): Scale The Summit, Landmine Marathon, Withered, Book of Black Earth, The Funeral Pyre and Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire.
The T.J. Martell Foundation was recommended to Prosthetic by the management of legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer late last year. A 501(c)3 non-profit founded in the 1970s, the Foundation has helped Dio receive key treatment in his
ongoing battle against cancer. More information on the organization can be found at www.tjmartellfoundation.org.
Prosthetic was honored to receive these words of encouragement directly from Dio himself shortly after the auction went live on Monday:
"It's great to be a part of your wonderful charitable event, and all the caring performers who are giving of themselves to aid the charity of my choice. My current misfortune has opened my eyes to the constant need for funds to battle the ravages of cancer, and I am therefore pleased to endorse your efforts to auction off an Epiphone guitar signed by the aforementioned musicians to benefit the T.J.Martell Cancer Foundation. Let's hope a generous amount of money can be raised for this ultra-worthy cause. Thanks so much for you concern and humanity. It's a gesture of kindness I will never forget.
Love and Magic to you all,
Ronnie James Dio"
Interested parties can bid on the auction or learn more about the
JAVELINA has announced the following tour dates:
3/14/2010 Earshot Records - Greenville, SC w/ Howl, Bison BC
3/15/2010 PS Warhouse - Atlanta, GA w/ Howl, Bison BC
3/17/2010 Emo's - Austin, TX | SXSW @ Brooklyn Vegan Showcase w/ Torche, Withered, The Atlas Moth
3/18/2010 The Pedicab Bar - San Antonio, TX w/ Withered, Howl
3/19/2010 Phoenix Project - Dallas, TX w/ Howl, Vorvadoss, Vaste Burai, Magnus
3/20/2010 The Metropolis - Austin, TX SXSW [early show] w/ The Atlas Moth, Struck By Lightning
3/21/2010 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR w/ Howl
3/22/2010 The Muse - Nashville, TN w/ Howl
3/23/2010 The Dojo - Indianapolis, IN w/ Howl
3/24/2010 Kopec's - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Howl, The Claw
3/25/2010 Cake Shop - New York, NY w/ Howl
Florida doom metal band DARK CASTLE will be performing at this year's SXSW, as the band will take part in showcases sponsored by 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore, BrooklynVegan, Chronic Youth and more.
DARK CASTLE have also secured a supporting slot on Kylesa's Spring European tour, which plows through France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Finland and Norway, with appearances at several festivals including Metalorgie (France), Impetus (Switzerland) and Asymetry Festival (Poland). The tour will share the stage with Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, Electric Wizard and more along the way.
DARK CASTLE SXSW 2010 tour dates are as follows:
3/17/2010 Emo’s - Austin, TX
Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ Torche, The Atlas Moth, Withered
3/18/2010 East End Tattoo - Austin, TX
Chronic Youth showcase w/ The Atlas Moth
3/19/2010 Headhunter's - Austin, TX
Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin showcase w/ White Mice, Liturgy, Salome, Coffinworm, Yakuza, The Atlas Moth, The Endless Blockade and more
3/20/2010 Plush - Austin, TX
Giant Steps Productions showcase w/ Irepress, Battlefields, Caspian and more
DARK CASTLE European tour w/ Kylesa:
4/07/2010 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
4/08/2010 Nantes, France - Metalorgie Festival w/ Baroness
4/09/2010 Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
4/10/2010 Porto Rio - Porto, Portugal
4/11/2010 Ritmo & Compas - Madrid, Spain
4/12/2010 Be Cool - Barcelona, Spain
4/13/2010 Le Confort Moderne - Poitiers, France
4/14/2010 Le Grand Mix - Lille, France
4/16/2010 L’autre Canal - Nancy, France
4/17/2010 Impetus Festival - Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Eyehategod
4/18/2010 Grnd Zero Vaise - Lyon, France
4/20/2010 La Maroquenerie - Paris, France w/ Shrinebuilder
4/21/2010 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod
4/22/2010 Covo - Bologna, Italy
4/23/2010 Bloom - Mezzago - Italy w/ Shrinebuilder
4/24/2010 Kapu - Linz, Austria
4/25/2010 Sfentona Club - Athens, Greece
4/27/2010 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
4/28/2010 The Garage - Oslo, Norway
4/30/2010 Asymetry Festival - Wroclaw, Poland w/ Electric Wizard, Shrinebuilder, Zu, Nachtmystium
5/01/2010 Ucho - Gdynia, Poland
5/02/2010 Archiv - Potsdam, Germany
Withered has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist / vocalist Chris Freeman:
"Well, many of you have noticed that Chris didn't perform at any Withered shows over the summer. And, I've been receiving numerous inquiries about this. So, I suppose it's time to make it official. Chris, after much soul searching and consideration, decided it was time to leave the front lines and pursue some personal goals that he had been putting off for years. Touring became too much of a burden for him at a time when the rest of Withered was striving to push the envelope and increase touring activity.
"Personally, I must say that I'll miss him a lot. We've been playing music together 2 or 3 times a week for the last 14 years and mutually conceived Withered in 2003. He was key in nurturing the ideology behind our music and lyrics and his contributions will be missed. Despite all of that, Mike, Beau, and I completely respect his position and there are no negative feelings towards the situation.
"As for his replacement, our friend, Dylan Kilgore, filled in for Chris on the last leg of the Blackenedfest tour last June. He did an amazing job and his work ethic in learning the songs was unparalleled. So, it was very natural for him to assume Chris' position full time. We're moving full steam ahead on the new album and the writing is going better than expected. At this point, we have 4 new tracks almost completed and anticipate the new album to be released sometime in mid 2010. We'll post more updates as they develop."
One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.
"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."
At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.
"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.
The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.
You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.
Withered has posted a fan filmed video clip of their performance in New York on August 15th. The video clip can be viewed below. Withered also issued the following statement about the video:
"Thanks to loginkill for posting these videos from the Marduk/Withered/Black Anvil/Tombs show on Aug 15. The one below is 'reveal the essence of suffering'." More...
The cover art for "Wormwood," the upcoming full-length from Swedish black metallers MARDUK has been unveiled. Check it out at this location. Check some photos from the recording at the Endarker Studio here. More...
Georgia metallers Withered have announced an upcoming show at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta on August 1st. Playing alongside Withered will be Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Dark Castle, The Funeral Pyre, and Bloody Panda. Withered issued the following announcement about the show:
"August 1st will prove to be yet another AMAZING show and will likely be underappreciated as so many are! For the few of you that will make it out, we have real treat for you from the very first band. Our friends, Clinging to the trees of a forest fire, are starting things off. They're from Denver, Co and one of the best grind bands in the country. So, get there early, goddamnit!!!!
"Also, this will likely be WITHERED'S last Atlanta performance for the rest of 2009. So, make it out to here a new song or two and to get completely wasted with us."
Withered has posted a live video clip during the Blackened Fest of the band performing the songs "Dichotomy of Exile" and "Reveal the Essence of Suffering." The video can be viewed here.
Following a last minute visa issue that forced the band to sit out Blackenedfest, Swedish black metallers, MARDUK, their visas securely in hand, have scheduled the following US tour dates with support from Withered and Black Anvil.
Said guitarist Morgan Håkansson, “We are excited to finally be over in the states and do these shows after all the problems with the visas. The three shows in August are just the start. We are preparing for a full tour in the winter that will cover all the areas we missed on Blackenedfest. Please join us as we raise the Banner Of The Wolf!” More...
Georgia metallers Withered have issued the following statement about ending the Blackened Fest early:
"Well, we're home a bit early from our run with Blackened Fest. Due to unfortunate circumstances with 2 of the 3 the tour buses, Withered, Cephalic Carnage, and Cattle Decapitation could not realistically finish out the tour. Our sincere apologies are given to all of our friends and fans who anticipated any of the last 6 shows. We will be back soon!
"We'd really like to thank Cephalic Carnage for being awesome bus-mates. We had a fucking blast! Thanks to Cattle Decapitation for being Cattle Decapitation. You guys rule. Thanks to Mayhem for the respect and new friendship. And, thanks to the crew, Pomroy, Milkshake, Justina (metalinjection.net), and Tomahawk for everything you've done to help.
"A huge thanks to everyone who attended the shows. You were simply amazing every night."
MetalSucks reports that tomorrow’s BLACKENEDFEST show, featuring Mayhem, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage and Withered, in Boise, Idaho has been canceled. No reason was given for the cancellation.
Black metal group Marduk missed out on the scheduled Blackendfest show in Orlando, Florida yesterday but no explanation has been given why. A message from headlining act Mayhem reads: "There has been a lot of confusion around the MARDUK situation. They are not playing tonight at the show in Orlando, Florida. What will happen for the future of this tour is currently unknown. We want to stress that Mayhem has absolutely nothing to do with this situation. We didn't have any information about what is going on at all, there were many different rumors flying around, and unfortunately the only thing we know is that the band is not here. Why? We don't know! Thank you for your patience!"