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Legendary death metal titans IMMOLATION kick off a massive a month-long North American tour this week with SUFFOCATION and SKINLESS, which marks their first stateside trek in three years. Returning with the same lineup as their previous release, Harnessing Ruin, dubbed “the most skull-crushing of their entire necro-rompin’ career” by Revolver Magazine, the group finds itself uncharacteristically stable, allowing for chemistry not present in their formative years. Founding members Dolan and Robert Vigna (guitar) join Bill Taylor (guitar) and Steve Shalaty (drums) to form the group’s most consistently punishing lineup yet.
Robert Vigna further describes his excitement over the upcoming tour: “We are really looking forward to this SUFFOCATION tour. We haven’t been out in the states for a while now and we can’t wait! I think the lineup is really strong and the fact that it’s composed off all NY bands is something special that the kids have been waiting for. All the bands have their own style, so it’s going to be a great extreme show! More...
The buzz surrounding LA thrashers Warbringer is simply astounding following a slew of high-profile shows alongside the legendary Exodus and overwhelmingly positive reactions to the group's self-released EP. Upon signing a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, the quintet entered the studio with acclaimed producer Bill Metoyer, who helped shape legendary albums from the likes of Slayer, D.R.I. and Sacred Reich, among a slew of others.
John Kevill (vocals) states: "So far the recording's gone very well. Everything is now tracked, and mixing is currently in full swing. Everyone's pretty happy with how it's shaping up, and we all feel it's a huge step up for us. Working with Bill has been awesome. It's been very laid back, and we've received a lot of good feedback and input from him. Counting bonus material and everything, we did a total of 14 tracks. The cover art is also looking pretty bad-ass. The whole thing will be done in a couple of weeks, and we can't wait to unleash it upon the masses."
While Warbringer has built a rabid local fan base playing with others in the LA thrash revival scene, they're set to join Exodus, Arsis and Goatwhore on a national tour in January. This tour will be preceded by a number of warm-up dates opening for Suffocation/Immolation and Prong throughout the CA area this month. Having already completed a West Coast tour with Daath, in addition to the several shows with Exodus, these young thrash warriors (4 out of the 5 aren't even of legal drinking age) are prepared to bring their definitive brand of violent combat thrash to audiences nationwide.
Suffocation's contract with Relapse Records has run its course and the band is now officially without a label. Here's a statement from the group:
"Suffocation is happy to announce that we've fulfilled our contractual obligations to Relapse Records and are now free agents again. We would like to thank all on the Relapse staff for their support and efforts. We've learned valuable lessons over the past few years.
We are looking forward to what the future will bring, we have many goals and ideas in the works that will definitely make for a focused and eventful future for the band. At this point of our career the goal is to make the next steps the most important ones. Propelling the band as well as the Extreme metal genre to the next level is top priority.
It is long over due and we look forward to the challenge and opportunity to right the wrongs that has kept the genre underground and unexposed since its inception. Stay tuned."
IMMOLATION have confirmed a string of three dates in Poland, in August, with another date to be confimred.
The band's upcoming live schedule is as follows:
12 - Katowice, Poland at Mega Club
14 - Lodz, Poland at Funaberia 2
15 – Wroclaw, Poland at Madness More...
SKINLESS has announced a number of globe-spanning tour dates in support of their latest release, Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The quartet will first embark on a month-long European tour with label-mates DYING FETUS along with CATTLE DECAPITATION starting this Friday, May 4. Also joining these bands on various dates of the tour are NAPALM DEATH, RED CHORD, DEAD TO FALL, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, ION DISSONANCE, and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. This will be Skinless’ first return to Europe since their successful headlining tour there last summer. Skinless has also announced a North American tour alongside SUFFOCATION and IMMOLATION for the fall. This tour will kick off on October 25 in Quebec, QC, hitting major cities throughout its four-week span. More...
SUFFOCATION will team up with IMMOLATION and SKINLESS for a North American tour beginning late October. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Oct. 25 - Quebec City, QUE @ Imperial de Quebec
Oct. 26 - Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
Oct. 27 - Toronto @ The Opera House
Oct. 28 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Oct. 29 - Chicago, IL @ Metro / Smart Bar
Oct. 30 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
Nov. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Nov. 03 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Grill
Nov. 04 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Nov. 05 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 06 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 07 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 08 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Nov. 09 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Nov. 10 - Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
Nov. 11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
Nov. 14 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Nov. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov. 17 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
Nov. 18 - New York, NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
Suffocation has lined up a host of spring tour dates in Europe. Here's the latest:
03/29 Paris, France @ Scene Bastille
03/30 Rijssen, Netherlands @ Lucky
03/31 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega
04/01 Glauchau, Germany @ Alte Spinnerei
04/02 Prague, Czech Republic @ Abaton
04/03 Szczetin, Poland @ Slowanin
04/04 Aalborg, Denmark @ StudenteHuset
04/05 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller (Inferno Festival)
04/06 Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
04/07 Gotenburg, Swedenv @ Musikens Hus
05/10 Beograd, Serbia @ SKC
05/11 Bucuresti, Romania @ Suburbia
05/12 Thesaloniki, Greece @ Milos Xilorgido
05/13 Athens, Greece @ Ann Club
05/14 Skopjeje, Macedonia @ Youth Cultural Centre
05/15 Zagreb, Croatia @ Mocvara
05/16 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
05/18 Palermo, Italy @ Officine Bier Garten
05/19 Gualtiery, Italy @ Tempo Rock
05/20 Torino, Italy @ Spazio211
05/21 Lyon, France @ TBA
05/22 Barcellona, Spain @ Apolo 2
05/23 Murcia, Spain @ Super 8
05/24 Madrid, Spain @ Copernico
05/25 Las Palmas, Grand Canaria @ Sala Paraninfo
05/26 Durango, Spain @ Plateruana
On this the 2nd volume of Metal’s Dark Side, sexy host Jasmin St. Claire guides you through even more uncensored videos, intense interviews, and extreme bonus footage. From back stage at the Key Club in L.A., to the NAMM Music Conference and other major summer music festivals, St. Claire invades the minds of metal legends such as Rick Hunolt & Gary Holt (Exodus), Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy), Paul Romanko & Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Trevor Strand & Brian Eschbach (The Black Dahlia Murder) and more.
The track listing follows:
- Shadows Fall - Interview with Paul Romanko & Brian Fair
- Suffocation - Interview with Terrance Hobbs & Frank Mullen Suffocation - Video: “Surgery Of Impalement”
- Exodus - Interview with Rick Hunolt & Gary Holt Exodus - Video: “War Is My Shepherd”
- Deconstruct - Interview with Vanessa, Joe & Skitz Deconstruct - Live Footage: “Deeper Down”
- The Black Dahlia Murder - Interview with Trevor Strand & Brian Eschbach
- Arch Enemy - Interview with Sharlee D’Angelo
- Fight Paris - Video: “Complete Heat”
- Firewind - Video: “Tyranny”
- Suffocation - Bonus Interview
The DVD, which runs 71 minutes total, was slated to hit the streets January 30. An e-card for "Metal's Darkside Vol. 2 - The Deeply Disturbed" has also been posted online.
Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have lined up the following European tour dates:
Mar. 29 - Paris, FRA @ Scene Bastille
Mar. 30 - Rijssen, NETH @ Lucky
Mar. 31 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Store Vega
Apr. 01 - Glauchau, GER @ Alte Spinnerei (No Mercy Festivals)
Apr. 02 - Prague, CZR @ Abaton (No Mercy Festivals)
Apr. 03 - Szczetin, POL @ Slowanin
Apr. 04 - Aalborg, DEN @ StudenteHuset
Apr. 06 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Apr. 07 - Gotenburg, SWE @ Musikens Hus
SUFFOCATION recently unveiled the group's first video, for the track "Abomination Reborn", from their self-titled album. The clip was shot in Brooklyn, NY with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, MISERY INDEX) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films. Watch it online at YouTube.com. More...
Florida-based blackened death metal band INFERNAEON has inked a deal with Los Angeles-based Prosthetic Records. Boasting former members of Monstrosity, INFERNAEON's debut record, A Symphony of Suffering, will see a March release and features guest vocal appearances from Ben Falgoust (Soilent Green, Goatwhore) and Keith DeVito (Obituary, Suffocation, Catastrophic). Mastering duties were handled by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, ex-Morbid Angel). Tracks were initially laid down for A Symphony of Suffering in late 2006 at Home Land Studios in Highland Beach, Fla. with producer Zach Brown.
Having already shared the stage with Malevolent Creation, Deeds of Flesh and Vile among others, INFERNAEON has already been making a name for themselves in Florida and throughout the States with a brash, memorable stage show mixing theatrical murder and make up effects provided by Universal Studios. Three tracks from INFERNAEON's forthcoming record are available on the band's MySpace page, including "Oracle of Armageddon," the first song in an album-ending trilogy focusing on an oracle who amasses prophetic powers from the dying.
Artwork, tracklisting and a release date for A Symphony of Suffering will be available shortly.
The show for Friday, Nov 17th, was slated for 8 pm and based on previous experience at the Palladium in Worcester, MA I figured I'd show up around 8.30. Alas, when I got in Hypocrisy were just starting their set, which meant I had missed Decapitated. The place was already quite full and the floor was almost jam- packed. When I first heard of this tour's lineup, I wasn't sure about the crossing point between the fans and how well they'd mix together but luckily the bands had a good number of devoted fans and one could easily mistake who the headliner is based on the crowd's cheering. More...
Details have been confirmed for Stillborn Fest 2006. The event will take place on December 30th and 31st at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT. If purchased in advance, tickets are $17.50 for the first day, $20 for the second, or $35 for a two-day pass. Doors open at 6pm. Here's the line-up:
Saturday, December 30th
Full Blown Chaos
Thy Will Be Done
2 bands TBA
Sunday, December 31st
Dead By Wednesday
Signs of Hope
Crowns of Kings
Fear Factory has mapped out dates for a late-year traveling thrash caravan, with fellow metalists Suffocation, Hypocrisy, and Decapitated along for the ride.
The band will kick things off Thursday (10/26) near Sacramento, CA, with 37 stops around the continent planned through mid-December for the outing, which the group has dubbed the Machines at War tour.
"I'm really excited about doing a heavy tour like this," the band's drummer, Raymond Herrera, said in a press release. "A brutal line-up full of metal pioneers has been a long time coming. I guarantee a lot of our fans will agree. Plus you'll be certain to hear some Fear Factory songs that have not been played live in quite some time."
"Transgression," the band's eighth studio effort, and second for Liquid Eight Records, was released in August 2005. "The Best of Fear Factory," hit stores this September.
Fear Factory has toured extensively the last two years supporting "Transgression" and 2004's "Archetype," and spent large parts of 2005 supporting Megadeth on its Gigantour, along with Dream Theater, Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore.
The band is currently collaborating with photographer Omer Cordell on a photo book documenting last year's tour and its Gigantour appearances.
Here are the "Machines At War" tour dates: More...
American Death Metallers Suffocation have confirmed rumors of a tour of Australia in early 2007 by announcing the following dates:
Feburary 13th - Perth
Feburary 14th - Adelaide
Feburary 15th - Melbourne
Feburary 16th - Sydney
Feburary 19th - Brisbane
As previously reported, Suffocation are soon to begin their US tour with Fear Factory, Hypocrisy and Decapitated in support of their recently released self-titled album. Tour dates follow:
10/22/06 Cedar Falls, IA United States Reverb Room
10/24/06 Loveland, CO United States White Buffalo
10/26/06 San Francisco, CA United States The Pound
10/27/06 San Francisco, CA United States The Pound
10/28/06 Santa Ana, CA United States Galaxy Theatre
10/29/06 Los Angeles, CA United States Key Club
10/30/06 Tempe, AZ United States Marquee Theater
11/01/06 Houston, TX United States Warehouse Live
11/02/06 New Orleans, LA United States House of Blues
11/03/06 St. Petersburg, FL United States State Theatre
11/04/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL United States Culture Room
11/06/06 Fayetteville, NC United States Jesters
11/07/06 Springfield, VA United States Jaxx
11/08/06 New York, NY United States BB King's Blues Club
11/10/06 Sayerville, NJ United States Starland Ballroom
11/11/06 Atlantic City, NJ United States House of Blues
11/12/06 Hartford, CT United States Webster Theater
11/13/06 Montreal, QC Canada Le Medley
11/14/06 Toronto, ON Canada Opera House
11/17/06 Worcester, MA United States Palladium
11/18/06 Poughkeepsie, NY United States The Chance
11/19/06 Cleveland, OH United States Peabody's
11/22/06 South Bend, IN United States Club Fever
11/24/06 Detroit, MI United States Harpo's
11/25/06 Chicago, IL United States The Metro
11/26/06 Saginaw, MI United States Shooter's
SUFFOCATION have completed work on their new music video for the track 'Abomination Reborn' from it's brand new, self-titled album.
The video, the first from the record, was shot in Brooklyn, NY with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, MISERY INDEX) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films. Still images from the video, which will make it's international debut in early October, can be viewed here.
Suffocation saw its North American release this past Tuesday, September 19th with an international release set for Monday, September 25th. An e-card previewing Suffocation, featuring the tracks 'Abomination Reborn' and 'Blind Torture Kill', can be viewed at this location.
Additionally, SUFFOCATION will undertake an extended fall tour of North America with FEAR FACTORY, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED starting October 26th at The Pound in San Francisco.
Suffocation tour dates with Fear Factory, Hypocrisy, Decapitated More...
AOL Music has a few listening parties for new releases this week including:
The third volume of the "Horror Pain Gore Death" DVD collection of horror music videos (horror films mixed with metal music) from established and obscure death, thrash and '80s metal bands will be released on September 26. The complete track listing for the set is as follows:
CANCER - Blood Bath
EXODUS - A Lesson In Violence
SLAYER - Criminally Insane
MENTORS - Peepin' Tom
MORTA SKULD - Consuming Existence
SODOM - Outbreak Of Evil
NECKTIE - Hostages
BLÜDWÜLF - The Horror
SLAUGHTER - Fuck Of Death
TOXIC HOLOCAUST - Thrashing Death
SEXCREMENT - Menstrual Money Shot
SAVAGE GRACE - Into The Fire
SUFFOCATION - Infecting The Crypts
KREATOR - Pleasure To Kill
SEPULTURA - R.I.P. (Rest In Pain)
VENOM - Don't Burn The Witch
For more information, click here.
SUFFOCATION will film a video for the track ‘Abomination Reborn’ from it's forthcoming, self-titled album.
The shooting for the video, the first from the band’s new record, will take place with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, MISERY INDEX) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films with the band this weekend in Brooklyn, NY. The video is scheduled to make it's international debut in late-September.
Suffocation will be released on September 19th in North America and September 25th internationally. SUFFOCATION will be commemorating the North American release of Suffocation with a signing session at Looney Tunes Records in West Babylon, NY. An e-card previewing Suffocation, featuring the tracks ‘Abomination Reborn’ and ‘Blind Torture Kill’, can be viewed at this location.
Additionally, SUFFOCATION will undertake an extended fall tour of North America with FEAR FACTORY, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED starting October 26th at The Pound in San Francisco. A complete listing of SUFFOCATION tour dates and appearances can be found here.
Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm
31 Brookvale Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704
Dutch metalcore act BORN FROM PAIN has issued the following update:
"We have finally started working at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen this week. We'll be recording 11 songs for our new full-length CD with the working title 'Suicide Nations'. New songs included are 'Relentless', 'Stop At Nothing', 'Eyes Of The World', 'Behind Enemy Lines', just to name a few. We'll be done early September and it will be released late November via Metal Blade Records. We feel this is our best stuff ever, so get excited! More news when we leave the studio.
"The months before the release of the new record will see us gearing up with metal/grind legends NAPALM DEATH and SUFFOCATION for a five-week tour all over the European continent. Check www.bornfrompain.com for tour dates."
BORN FROM PAIN's third full-length album, "In Love with the End", was released last year via Metal Blade Records.