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From: Richmond, VA, United States
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Below is our complete Alabama Thunderpussy 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.
Darkitect, the new Richmond, VA metal band featuring former Alabama Thunderpussy vocalist Johnny Throckmorton, has released 3 "production demo" tracks for streaming.
The band is currently fine-tuning more than 10 songs for an upcoming debut album, while actively searching for a label to release the record.
BIRDS OF PREY's new full-length album, "The Hellpreacher," is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. "The Hellpreacher" saw its North American release on April 28th on CD and LP and will be released internationally on Monday, May 4th.
"The Hellpreacher," the follow-up album to last year's Sulfur & Semen, was recorded last fall at Sniper Studio in North Carolina. BIRDS OF PREY, who's members include those of ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, BEATEN BACK TO PURE, BARONESS, and MUNICIPAL WASTE, recently posted the album's opening tracks "Momma" and "Juvie" as preview tracks on the band's MySpace page.
Just minutes after watching the debut episode of the HBO horror series “True Blood” and the scene in which a character in a bar is wearing an Alabama Thunderpussy t-shirt, guitarist Erik Larson issued a statement that the band was breaking up — and it had nothing to do with “True Blood.”
“The beginning of 2008 brought yet more upheaval in the saga that is this band when [singer] Kyle Thomas (Exhorder) left the group to focus on his family and the impending Exhorder reunion,” wrote Larson. “The remaining four of us had a band meeting and after serious discussion, decided to take a much-deserved/needed few months’ hiatus to regroup and focus on home life and other individual projects. The ‘few months’ seemed to flow into a bit longer as the summer progressed and we all dug deeper into our lives as individuals outside of ATP.
“Well, we finally regrouped and after much deliberation and thoughtful discussion, we have decided to end the band. There are no hard feelings between us and no bullshit politics. It’s pretty much just the end of an era. To quote George Harrison, ‘all things must pass.’ And so, after 12-plus years of solid ATP mayhem, we call it a day.”
Richmond, Virginia natives ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have just headed over to Europe after finishing a month stint on the road with OBITUARY.
The band are excited for the opportunity to bring their southern metal sound to Europe with support from FIREWIND.
Drummer Bryan Cox has this to say: "We couldn’t be more excited to be returning to Europe and the UK for these shows and it’s truly an honor to be doing it with a band as amazing as Firebird. After having been out for a month with Obituary in the states, we’re feeling really good playing every night and we’re ready to stomp our way across the motherland and deafen as many people as is humanly possible! Come out and see us!"
Alabama Thunderpussy will be hitting Europe up from Iceland to Germany and everywhere in between, make sure to catch their powerful live show when it comes to your town!!! More...
Jeff "Oly" Olson (TROUBLE, RETRO GRAVE) has tapped Vincent Wojno (TROUBLE, MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR, TESTAMENT) to produce and engineer the first two RETRO GRAVE albums. The debut CD, now simply titled "Run", is a re-arrangement of TROUBLE's "Run to the Light" (originally issued in 1987 via Metal Blade). Special guests on the "Run" album include former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner; members of RISE TO ADDICTION, TROUBLE and NOVEMBERS DOOM; Kyle Thomas (ALABAMA THUDERPUSSY, EXHORDER, FLOODGATE); Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS); Sammy Duet (GOATWHORE, ACID BATH); and up-and-coming guitarist Mike "Rebeard" Schermuly.
"Run" is currently being recorded for an early 2008 release. A record deal is being nogotiated, the details of which will be announced in the very near future.
Kyle Thomas briefly fronted TROUBLE in 1999 and is "a welcome addition to the 'Run' album," says Olson. "All of my guests are very talented musicians that I'm psyched to work with, especially my new friends from the UK, RISE TO ADDICTION [who toured with TROUBLE in Europe earlier this year]. These guys are hard-working and extremely talented group of guys, as [is] my new permanent guitarist, Mike 'Redbeard' Schermuly from Portland, Maine."
Samples from the debut RETRO GRAVE EP can be heard at retrogravemusic.com
Just days before this high-voltage metal event takes off, one of the sponsors of the Indy Metal Fest backed out of the deal. Indie label Chavis Records (home to Sonic X and Quiet Riot), who has offered a hand in sponsoring the event since April, has failed to mandatory fees and has left presenting sponsor Blind Prophecy Records to pick up their bill. Now that Chavis has been knocked off the event, the stage at Birdie's Live will no longer be called the Chavis Records Stage, but will rather take on Blind Prophecy's name instead.
The event, powered by Blind Prophecy Records, is slated to cram two venues with over a dozen prime metal acts, including Obituary, Alabama Thunderpussy, Daath, and Blind Prophecy's very own Years of Fire and Pain Principle.
On Saturday, September 22, Indianapolis Metal Fest will blast off in the KOC Grand Ballroom (all ages) and across the street at Birdie's Live (21 and up). Official band time slots will be posted in the coming weeks at indianapolismetalfest.com. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day-of-show.
Double stage metal show -- 9/22/07 - 12 p.m. - Indianapolis, IN
Here is the current band roster:
Obituary (all ages)
Full Blown Chaos
Temple of Brutality (ft Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.)
Beneath the Sky
Years of Fire
And many more.
Visit www.indianapolismetalfest.com for a complete listing
Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports that five heavy-metal concerts scheduled at House of Blues clubs on Walt Disney Co. property in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida have been hastily shifted to other venues or canceled recently, according to House of Blues web site calendars.
A Sept. 7 show featuring MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY, booked two months earlier, was moved on two days' notice from the House of Blues in Anaheim's Downtown Disney entertainment complex to the Glass House in Pomona. Thursday's concert with CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD and THE ABSENCE, originally slated for the Anaheim House of Blues, was moved to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. A Sept. 26 Anaheim House of Blues concert featuring OBITUARY, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK has been canceled outright.
At the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., on Disney World property, a Sept. 17 concert of the MACHINE HEAD lineup has been moved to Club Firestone in downtown Orlando. The same action has been taken with the Oct. 11 CANNIBAL CORPSE package.
Asked about the scheduling changes, John Vlautin, vice president of communications for Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel), the concert-promotion organization that owns the nationwide House of Blues chain, issued a statement Thursday that said only: "House of Blues offers a range of entertainment to match the audience at our venues. It was determined that the mix of entertainment at our two Disney locations should be different from our other venues."
Vlautin declined to comment on why metal bands have been singled out after years of similar bookings or whether other metal events already scheduled, including SUFFOCATION, EDGUY and STATIC-X, will be affected.
Rob Doughty, communications vice president for Disneyland Resorts, declined to comment, referring inquiries to Vlautin. Paul McGuigan, concert promoter at the Anaheim House of Blues, also declined to comment through a club spokeswoman.
The Walt Disney Co., through Vlautin, issued a short statement Thursday that included no specifics about the shifts of the metal concerts: "In consultation with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the House of Blues will provide a mix of entertainment for guests visiting Disney Resorts."
OBITUARY vocalist John Tardy has posted this brief message on the band's official website:
"We made it to Miami for the first show! I love it down here and tonight's show should be sick! This is our only show in Florida so I hope to see you all tonight!"
Here are the band's upcoming tour dates (w/ ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK):
Sept. 8 - Miami, FL - Studio A
Sept. 10 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Sept. 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sept. 12 - New York, NY - B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill
Sept. 13 - Toronto, ON - Funhaus
Sept. 15 - Southbridge, MA - ADC Performance Center
Sept. 16 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity (New York Fright Fest 4)
Sept. 19 - Mt. Clemens, MI - Emerald Theatre
Sept. 20 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Sept. 21 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
Sept. 22 - Indianapolis, IN - KOC Grand Ballroom (Indianapolis Metalfest)
Sept. 24 - Denver, CO - Aztlan Theatre
Sept. 26 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
Sept. 28 - Concord, CA - Bourbon Street
Sept. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Knitting Factory
Oct. 3 - Austin, TX - Emos
Oct. 4 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
Oct. 5 - Houston, TX - Meridian
Oct. 6 - New Orleans, LA - The Hangar
Alabama Thunderpussy and Firebird will tour Europe together this fall. Here are the tour dates:
10/25 Southampton, U.K. @ Joiners
10/26 Swansea, U.K. @ Sin City
10/27 London, U.K. @ Underworld
10/28 Wolverhampton, U.K. @ Civic Center
10/29 Glasgow, U.K. @ Cathouse
10/30 Sheffield, U.K. @ The Corporation
10/31 Milton Keynes, U.K. @ Woughton Center
11/01 Porto, Portugal @ Porto Rio
11/02 Lisbon, Portugal @ Lotus Bar (No Firebird)
11/03 Athens, Greece @ Ann Club
11/05 Luik, Belgium @ La Zone
11/07 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
11/08 Budapest, Hungary @ Kultiplex
11/09 Slobotna, Slovenia @ Murska
11/13 Winterthur, Switzerland @ Gaswerk
11/14 Geneve, Switzerland @ L'Usine
11/16 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Waterfront
11/17 Kontich, Belgium @ Lintfabriek
11/18 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
11/19 Groningen, Holland @ Simplon
11/20 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
11/22 Dresden, Germany @ Groovestation
11/23 Jena, Germany @ Rosenkeller
Indianapolis Metal Fest I is officially scheduled for September 22nd. The festival will take place at two venues in Indianapolis, Indiana: the KOC Grand Ballroom (all ages) and Birdie's Live (21+). Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and good for both venues for those at least 21 years of age. Here's the line-up for Indianapolis Metal Fest I:
Full Blown Chaos
Temple Of Brutality
Beneath The Sky
Single Bullet Theory
Ashes Of Your Enemy
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have announced a Fall tour with OBITUARY in support of their brand new full-length Open Fire. ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will join OBITUARY along with FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK on September 11th in Springfield, VA for this four week tour of the U.S.
Immediately following, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will embark on a month-long headlining European tour. This tour will kick-off on October 25th in Southampton, U.K before working its way through Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Germany and many more central E.U. countries. Joining ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY on the tour will be the U.K.’s own FIREBIRD. A complete listing of ATP tour dates can be found online here with more to be announced soon. More...
The first date has been released for OBITUARY’s upcoming North American tour that, for some reason, features ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS, and HEMLOCK:
September 11 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
W.A.S.P.'s tour schedule has been updated as follows:
23 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head
27 - Wörgl, Austria - Komma
29 - Pilsen, Czech Republic - Basin Fire Fest
30 - Helsinki, Finland - Tusca
2 - Budapest, Hungary Petöfi Hall (with TYPE O NEGATIVE)
4 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche (with DORO)
5 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage (with Doro)
6 - Osterode/Dorste, Germany - Rock Harz Open Air
11 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
12 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Canyon Club
14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
15 - Pryor Creek, OK - Rocklahomma
17 - Austin, TX - Red Eyed Fly *
18 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar *
19 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom *
20 - Puerto Rico San Juan - The Arean Pier 10
21 - Monterrey, MX - Cafe Iguana
22 - Mexico City - Mexico Circo Volador
24 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret *
25 - Madison, WI - The Annex (Holding)
26 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock *
27 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's *
28 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room *
29 - Indinaplois, In - 8 Seconds Salon *
31 - Richmond Virginia – Toad's Place *
1 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahy's *
3 - Hartford, CT - The Webster Theatre *
4 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx *
5 - Southbridge, MA - ADC Performance Center *
6 - New York, NY - BB Kings's *
7 - Toronto ON - Big Bop/Reverb *
8 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Du Quebec *
10 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock *
11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance *
12 - Sayreville, NJ - The Starland Ballroom *
* with ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY
W.A.S.P.'s latest album, Dominator, is out now via Demolition Records.
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has posted their cover of the WHITESNAKE classic, "In the Still of the Night," exclusively via their MySpace page.
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY fans who caught the band on their recent tour, probably witnessed ATP perfectly execute this rock standard in the live setting. This cover song is also featured as the bonus track on the Japanese pressing of ATP's incredible new album, Open Fire.
Open Fire was released internationally this past March and is the first ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY record to feature new vocalist Kyle Thomas (ex-EXHORDER / FLOODGATE). An e-card previewing the album can be viewed here .
Band Drummer Bryan Cox states, "Still of the night is a killer song by A legendary band, and we had a BLAST recording it. Check this thing out And raise a beer to Whitesnake!!"
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have posted their cover of the WHITESNAKE classic, “In the Still of the Night,” exclusively via their MySpace page.
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY fans who caught the band on their recent tour, probably witnessed ATP perfectly execute this rock standard in the live setting. This cover song is also featured as the bonus track on the Japanese pressing of ATP’s incredible new album, Open Fire.
Alabama Thunderpussy's new video for 'Words of a Dying Man' is online on LiveLeak.com as well as YouTube.com. This track is off of the band's upcoming Relapse Records album, OPEN FIRE, which release this coming Tuesday, March 6. More...
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has announced its first U.S. tour in support of their forthcoming album, Open Fire.
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will kick off the three week tour on March 8 in Raleigh, NC. This tour will include the band’s fifth SXSW performance at the annual Relapse Records SXSW Showcase in Austin, TX on March 15 at Room 710. A complete listing of ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY tour dates can be found below, with more to be announced soon.
Additionally, ATP recently completed work on their first video from Open Fire. The video, for the track "Words of the Dying Man", was shot in their hometown of Richmond, VA with local creative collective Day By Day (LAMB OF GOD, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The "Words of the Dying Man" video is scheduled to make it's international debut in late February.
Here are the latest ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Tour Dates:
March 8 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
March 9 Fayetteville, NC The Rock Shop
March 10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
March 12 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
March 13 Shreveport, LA 516 Soundstage
March 14 San Antonio, TX Rockbottom
March 15 Austin, TX Room 710 (as part of the Relapse Records SXSW Showcase)
March 16 Dallas, TX The Galaxy Club
March 17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
March 18 Birmingham, AL The Nick
March 19 Gainesville, FL 1982 Bar
March 20 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
March 21 Savannah, GA The Jinx
March 22 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
March 23 Johnson City, TN The Hideaway
March 24 Charlottesville, VA Outback Lodge
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will begin filming the first video from their forthcoming new record Open Fire this past weekend. The video, for the track "Words of the Dying Man", will be shot in their hometown of Richmond, VA with local creative collective Day By Day (LAMB OF GOD, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The filming begins today and will last throughout the weekend in a “houseparty” setting. ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY drummer Bryan Cox says of the video shoot: “It’ll be nothing too fancy or cerebral because, well, that's not what we do. The goal for this thing is have something entertaining and fun to watch. If any of you want to join us and participate, be at 800 North 22nd street at noon on Saturday (tomorrow). We'll have a keg.”
Open Fire is set for a March 6th North American release date (March 12th internationally) and will be the first ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY record to feature new vocalist Kyle Thomas (ex- EXHORDER / FLOODGATE).
Additionally, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY’s entire back catalog is now available digitally exclusively via ITunes.
Former Roadrunner act Floodgate, which featured one time Exhorder and current Alabama Thunderpussy vocalist Kyle Thomas, reunited for a one-off performance at the first annual 'Raise The Dead' festival this past Saturday.
Proceeds from the gig will go to the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund - an organization that acts as an outreach program to New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. It also aims to revive New Orleans' unique musical culture by helping displaced musicians return to the city, creating gigs and replacing flood damaged instruments. NOHRF empowers the musicians to earn a living and heal the community with music.
FLOODGATE, the New Orleans band featuring former EXHORDER and current ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY frontman Kyle Thomas, will reunite to perform at Nola Underground's first annual Raise The Dead festival, set to take place Saturday, January 13, 2007 at One Eyed Jack's (615 Toulouse Street) in New Orleans. Proceeds from the gig will go to the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund, which is an organization that acts as an outreach program to New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. It also aims to revive New Orleans' unique musical culture by helping displaced musicians return to New Orleans, creating gigs and replacing flood damaged instruments. The NOHRF empowers the musicians to earn a living and heal the community with music.
"If this helps out just one person and gets a horn or a guitar in their hands again, then it's all worthwhile," commented Al Hodge, guitarist of THE MUDDPIGGS and member of the festival's organization team.
In addition to FLOODGATE — who will be making their first live appearance since 2002 — the festival will feature performances by SKAB and S.I.K. (who haven't played live since the early 1990s), along with Chalmette, Louisiana-based bands SNAKE OILER and THE MUDDPIGGS, who will both be making their first live appearances since being displaced from their homes by Hurricane Katrina. Also on the bill are CULPA, SLOW THE KNIFE, HAARP and New Orleans punk legends THE PALLBEARERS.
The schedule is as follows:
THE PALLBEARERS (1:30am)
SNAKE OILER (9:50pm)
SLOW THE KNIFE (8:10pm)
THE MUDDPIGGS (7pm) More...