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Formed: 1998
From: Japan
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Coffins News

Below is our complete Coffins 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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Coffins Announces U.S. Shows

Supporting 2013 release "The Fleshland," Japan's Coffins has confirmed a new American invasion this Spring. The following press release was issued about the coming trek:

"Coffins will bring their diseased, suffocating death-doom decimation back to this side of the Pacific once again in May with a special mini-tour, marking a four-year gap since their previous stateside visit.

"Bringing forth bulldozing hymns from The Fleshland in addition to their brutal back-catalog of mid-paced gravedigging metal, in addition to their recently revamped lineup, beginning May 18th, Coffins will plunder Chicago, Cleveland, Brooklyn and Philadelphia before closing down the run with their return to Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on May 22nd, their first time storming MDF since their set at the 2010 edition of the event. Coffins will be provided with support from Chicago death'n'rollers, Bones, on the tour dates leading up to Deathfest."

5/18/2014 Reggie's - Chicago, IL w/ Bones
5/19/2014 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Bones
5/20/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Bones
5/21/2014 Kung Fu Knife Shop - Philadelphia, PA w/ Bones
5/22/2014 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD More...

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Noothgrush Streaming Split With Coffins

The split LP from Noothgrush and Coffins is being prepared for delivery on 12" via Southern Lord in North America on November 26th.

The two bands have now teamed up with Noisey.Vice.com to stream the full split, which you can hear in the player below. More...

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Noothgrush To Release Split With Coffins

Southern Lord has issued the following announcement about bringing forth a split album release from Coffins and Noothgrush this coming November:

"Coffins from Tokyo, Japan churn out some of the filthiest, nastiest noise this year, while Oakland, California's sludge pioneers Noothgrush rawl from the grave to teach us a lesson in joylessness. Featuring artwork by Josh Graham, this utterly oppressive slab of crushing doom shall be officially released on 12" via Southern Lord in North America on November 26th.

"Noothgrush return with their first new material since they reformed in 2011, and the disdain, the disgust... It hasn't faded one bit. Their gruesome sludge is rooted in the real life, in the misery, hatred and despair of humanity - there are no traces of fantasy or psychedelic moments of horror movie nostalgia in this amoral cut of agonizing doom. With Dino Somesse, the man who personified anguish in '90s crust sludge golden calves, Dystopia, joining the band on vocals, this is a rare ignition of the scum-ridden sludge sound which America hemorrhaged during the last decade of the millennium. Noothgrush's side of the split opens with crawling, pained riffs punctuated with sparse percussion, and then the weight of the world comes down; rasping vocals, disturbing samples, and songs which grab you by the throat and open your eyes to a manmade hell.

"Coffins, the Japanese masters of rocking death-doom, have (once again) succeeded in making exactly the kind of music you would feel comfortable having as your soundtrack whilst riding a Harley Davidson into hell like you own the place. Their hammer comes down heavier than ever on these two tracks, wielding monstrous groove with downright foul tactics. Guttural is an understatement - what comes out of the mouth of vocalist Uchino is a tar-thick gargle with the stench of death, laying to waste whatever living creatures inhale it. Plants will wither, animals scurry, and metal fans... will bang their heads! Channeling the old-school death metal filth of Autopsy with an altogether more rollicking lurch, this is horrific doom metal to rage to." More...

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Coffins Streaming Full New Album

"The Fleshland" - the monstrous fourth LP from Tokyo’s death/doom merchants Coffins - is now streaming in its entirety. Give it a listen at Terrorizer or through the player available below. The album is due out July 9th, 2013.

Coffins continues to steadily tour throughout Japan and will take off all over Europe during the Summer months with festival appearances including Brutal Assault, Party San Metal Open Air, Leperfest, and more confirmed. New tours will be confirmed and announced in the coming days and throughout 2013 supporting The Fleshland. Currently announced shows are available after the jump.

"The Fleshland" is the first proper studio album from Coffins since the "Buried Death" album, released by 20 Buck Spin in 2008, and first official album for Relapse Records. Recorded at Tokyo’s Noise Room Studio with engineer Shigenori Kobayashi, and produced by Bungo Uchino and the rest of Coffins, "The Fleshland" shows the revamped and expanded band lineup smashing down everything in its path, having upped from a trio to a quartet with a new drummer and full-time vocalist. More...

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Coffins' "Collosal Hole" EP Seeing Vinyl Release

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is set to release the deluxe edition of the Coffins "Colossal Hole" EP on 10-inch vinyl format on August 20th. This deluxe edition is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on black night vinyl and comes with a set of two barf bags and a pair of numbered event style tickets.

This release features raw pre-production demo tracks from their Relapse Records debut "The Fleshland," and was previously only available as a limited cassette direct from the band. This exclusive edition features cover artwork by Uchino, complimented by a pair of numbered collectable event style tickets.

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Coffins Streaming New Song

Now less than a month from release is the fourth full-length from Japan’s Coffins, as "The Fleshland" prepares to engulf the North American masses on July 9th via Relapse.

You can now check out another song from the album online. Listen to "Rotten Disciples" via Pitchfork.com here. The band's previously posted lyric video for "The Vacant Pale Vessel" is also still available at this location.

The new album's track listing is:

1. Here Comes Perdition
2. Hellbringer
3. The Colossal Hole
4. No Saviour
5. The Vacant Pale Vessel
6. Rotten Disciples
7. Dishuman
8. The Unhallowed Tide
9. Tormentopia More...

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Coffins Releases New Lyric Video

The first whiff of "The Fleshland," the fourth LP from Tokyo-based grave robbers Coffins, is permeating the air today. Check out the lyric video for "The Vacant Pale Vessel" below.

Relapse will release "The Fleshland" via CD, download, and mammoth 2xLP on July 9th. A deluxe black and white artwork edition on 2xLP, cassette, and CD is available only via Relapse direct. The track listing is:

1. Here Comes Perdition
2. Hellbringer
3. The Colossal Hole
4. No Saviour
5. The Vacant Pale Vessel
6. Rotten Disciples
7. Dishuman
8. The Unhallowed Tide
9. Tormentopia

Coffins has also confirmed a massive string of live performances across Japan and much of Europe for the coming months including major festivals such as Brutal Assault, Party San Metal Open Air, Leperfest and more, with additional excursions being devised. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Coffins Announces "The Fleshland" Details

The fourth LP from Japan’s death/doom act Coffins will arrive this Summer in the form of "The Fleshland," the band’s maiden LP under the banner of Relapse Records. The following press release was issued about the band:

"The Fleshland will be the first proper studio album from Coffins since their commended Buried Death album, released by 20 Buck Spin in 2008, undoubtedly making it one of the most awaited death/doom albums of 2013. Recorded late 2012/early 2013 at Tokyo’s Noise Room Studio with engineer Shigenori Kobayashi, and produced by Bungo Uchino and the rest of Coffins, The Fleshland shows the revamped and expanded band lineup smashing down everything in their path, having upped the lineup from a trio to a quartet with a new drummer and full-time vocalist since Buried Death. Nine grisly numbers thunder with the unbeatable mid-paced Coffins stomp, laying down over forty-five minutes of bruising low-end sludge-infiltrated, plodding doom with possibly the best production values in the band’s meaty catalog of carnage. More...

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Coffins Recording New Album

Having raided the death/doom underworld since 1996, Tokyo's brutal doom metal eradicators Coffins have once again entered their local Noise Room Studio, and are currently laying down vocals for new LP "The Fleshland."

Although Coffins seemingly always have a new release out -- with a plethora of splits, EP’s, singles and a recent track released as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series having been released in the past few years alone -- the band’s upcoming fourth album "The Fleshland" will be the first new full-length from the outfit since 2008's "Buried Death" album.

The band's first official release for Relapse Records, Coffins will wrap-up studio work on "The Fleshland" by the end of January, with the album set for release later this year.

For now, ravenous fans of Coffins can get a bit of insight into the new album’s cacophony with a pre-production demo track of “Colossal Hole” -- which will reappear on "The Fleshland" in its finished state -- via Cvlt Nation right here or in the player below. More...

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Coffins Announces New Album, European Tour Dates

Japanese death/doom band Coffins announced that it will release the new EP/LP "March of Despair" on May 14, 2012 through Hammerheart Records. The CD will list 5 tracks, the LP 7 tracks. The band will also sell the release while on tour in Europe prior to the release date.

Confirmed dates on the European tour are as follows:

27-04-2012 POR SWR Barroselas Metalfest, Barroselas (with Candlemass, Tsjuder, Malignant
Tumour, Gorod)
28-04-2012 ES Putzuzulo, Zarautz (with Skullhog)
29-04-2012 FR Heretic Club, Bordeaux (with Skullhog)
30-04-2012 FR Pavillons Sauvages, Toulouse (with Skullhog)
01-05-2012 FR Enthropy, Marseille/France (with Skullhog)
02-05-2012 TBA (with Skullhog)
03-05-2012 NL Baroeg, Rotterdam (with Skullhog, Fehler)
04-05-2012 BE Puntpop 2012, Wuustweezel (with Dog Eat Dog, Sodom, Asphyx)
05-05-2012 DE AJZ Bahndamm, Wermelskirchen (with Depression, Escarnium, Faal)
06-05-2012 DEN Heavy Days In Doomtown Fest, Copenhagen (with Aldebaran, Kongh)
07-05-2012 DE The Ace, Berlin
08-05-2012 DE Chemiefabrik, Dresden
09-05-2012 FI Klubi, Turku
10-05-2012 FI Klubi, Tampere
11-05-2012 FI Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu (with Hooded Menace)
12-05-2012 FI Club PRKL, Helsinki (with Hooded Menace)

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Coffins Signs To Relapse Records

Three piece Japanese death/doom act Coffins has inked a deal with Relapse Records. The band formed in 1996 and has previously released three full-length albums and numerous split releases. Coffins is currently writing for a fourth full-length and Relapse debut with plans to record later this year.

Coffins will embark on the band's first-ever European tour this April alongside Sourvein and Aguirre as part of the “Doom Over Europe” tour. This tour will conclude with a performance as part of the sold-out Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found at this location.

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Support For Coffins' Australian Dates Announced

Obsidian Records have announced the support bands for the upcoming tour by Japanese death doom band Coffins. See below for details (and note the venue change for the Brisbane show):

BRISBANE – Friday September 17th @ The HiFi, West End
Cauldron Black Ram (SA)
Laceration Mantra

MELBOURNE – Saturday September 18th @ The Hifi, CBD Doors @ 6pm
Gospel of the Horns
Cauldron Black Ram
The Day Everything Became Nothing

SYDNEY – Sunday September 19th @ The Gaelic
Pod People (ACT)
Rookwood (final ever show)

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Spun In Darkness Announces Album Release Show

Las Vegas metallers Spun in Darkness have announced that they will be playing a release show for their upcoming split album with Coffins. The details are as follows:

10/2 Yayos 8:00PM Las Vegas, Nevada, All ages

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Coffins To Release Split With Spun In Darkness

Spun in Darkness has announced that they will be releasing a split album with Coffins in September. Horror Pain Gore Death Productions issued the following statement about the split:

"Raw and putrid old school Death Metal! Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has brought together a match made in Hell for this 7-Inch record: Coffins and Spun In Darkness. Japan's Coffins are firmly established as the new leaders of the underground with their horrific style of bonecrushing Doom infested Death Metal that is reminiscent of Autopsy and Winter, with elements of Hellhammer/Celtic Frost. Las Vegas' Spun In Darkness feature ex-members of Goatlord and bleed old school with their destructive, morbid style of pure Death Metal that is simply devastating. This release is strictly limited to 500 copies pressed on White vinyl and features deadly artwork from the legendary Chris Moyen. Essential release for fans of Asphyx, Autopsy, Carnage, Cianide, Divine Eve, Grave, Hooded Menace and Winter!"

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Coffins Announces US Tour With Stormcrow

Japan's Coffins has announced a US west coast tour with Oakland's Stormcrow. The tour dates are as follows:

4/30 - El Chorazon - Seattle, WA w/Skarp, Grey
5/01 - Northern - Olympia, WA w/Thrones, Sixes
5/02 - Satyricon - Portland, OR w/Thrones, Aldebaran
5/03 - Oak St Speakeasy - Eugene, OR w/HC Minds
5/04 - Auntie Moe’s - Eureka, CA
5/06 - KFJC radio live recording - San Jose, CA
5/07 - Annie’s - San Francisco, CA w/Laudanum, Samothrace
5/08 - Gilman St. - Berkeley, CA w/Aldebaran
5/09 - The Knitting Factory (part of LA Murderfest) - Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles Murderfest 5.0 Taking Shape

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Los Angeles Murderfest, set to take place May 9-10, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Visit losangelesmurderfest.com for information on how to buy tickets.

Recent additions to the line-up include SKARP, RECIPROCAL, DESTROYED IN SECONDS. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, May 9th: More...

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New Bands Confirmed For L.A. Murderfest 2009

The 2009 L.A. Murderfest will be taking place on May 9th and 10th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The official L.A. Murderfest website has been updated with the following list of confirmed bands:


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Coffins Posts New Music Online

Japan’s COFFINS have released two tracks from their forthcoming new album, “Buried Death,” over at the group’s MySpace page. The album will be released on June 24th via 20 Buck Spin Records/Southern Lord.

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Coffins Post New Song, “Under The Stench,” Online

You can check out a new song from Japan’s COFFINS entitled “Under The Stench” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming new album, Buried Death, which will be released on June 20th.

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Coffins Release Tour Dates

Japan’s COFFINS, who will be performing at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, will team up with Canada’s THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE for the following dates in May:

May 16 - Boston, MA @ Papercut Zine Library w/ Raw Radar War, Scapegoat, Noosebomb
May 17 - New York, NY @ ABC No Rio (matinee show) w/ ASRA, The Communion
May 17 - New York, NY @ T.B.A. (evening show)
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ T.B.A.
May 20 - Richmond, VA @ Nara w/ Juice Tyme
May 21 - Allentown, PA @ Jan’s Room w/ Fistula, Tile
May 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ Hellnation

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