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Montreal’s Cryptopsy have completed recordings for their yet-to-be titled October release. Guitar player Alex Auburn checked in with the following wrap up:
“We have finished the fifth full-length Cryptopsy album. We started recording the album on May 16th at Vortex Studio in St-Constant, about 20 minutes south of Montreal. It was really fun and quiet recording there, as not a lot goes on in a small city like that, so we really focused on recording. Eleven tracks totaling about 50 minutes, this is a concept album where every song has its own identity, and we made sure to have a lot of flavors and different rhythms and tempos throughout the whole process. The variations in the tracks may surprise some of you. The goal this time around was to focus on writing excellent songs, which we did. Producer Sebastien Marsan did a phenomenal job, and we are glad he took the time to work with us. Finally, this album will be out soon, and we can't wait to see you all when we hit the road with this new material.”
Cryptopsy are touring extensively across North America this fall with Suffocation and Aborted. The tour dates are as follows: More...
A representative from Relapse Records has confirmed that CEPHALIC CARNAGE has dropped off the forthcoming SUFFOCATION, CRYPTOPSY, ABORTED US tour. No reason was given for the cancellation. According to the BBKing Blues Club website in New York City, Canada's DESPISED ICON have replaced the band, at least in New York, and will more than likely be filling in the rest of the tour.
Suffocation/Cryptopsy/Cephalic Carnage/Aborted and others will be doing a fall tour with Cattle Decapitation, With Passion, and Vader as supporting acts. Dates are as follows:
October 6 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
October 7 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
October 11 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/ Cattle Decapitation)
October 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
October 13 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk (w/ With Passion)
October 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
October 15 - Portland, OR @ Meow Meow
October 16 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
October 17 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Night Club (w/ With Passion)
October 20 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse (w/ With Passion)
October 21 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlight (w/ With Passion)
October 22 - Regina, SK @ Riddel Center (w/ With Passion)
October 23 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Roxy (w/ With Passion)
October 24 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret (w/ With Passion)
October 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
October 28 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
October 29 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House (w/ With Passion)
October 30 - Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall (w/ With Passion)
October 31 - Royun-Noranda, QC @ Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 1 - Chicoutimi, QC @ Poly Laure Conan (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 2 - Rimouski, QC @ Le Coudee (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 3 - Quebec City, QC @ L' Imperial (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 4 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 6 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx (w/ Vader, Decapitated, Ecliptic)
November 7 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club (w/ Vader, Decapitated, Dew-Scented)
"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.
The following are the tour dates for Misery Index's tour dates with Suffocation:
2/23/05 Opera House – Toronto, ON
2/25/05 Jester´s Pub – Fayeteville, NC
2/26/05 Thunderdome – Belt, MD
2/27/05 Planet Rock – Jacksonville, NC
3/30/05 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
3/31/05 Wilson Ruritan – Hagerstown, MD
4/21/05 Fletcher´s – Belt, MD
4/22/05 The Beegle – Frostburg, MD
4/23/05 KC´s – Fredericksburg, VA
4/29/05 Red Hook – Brooklyn, NY
5/28/05 House Of Rock – White Marah, MD
5/29/05 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
5/30/05 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York City, NY
5/31/05 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
6/1/05 Saragota Winners – Cohoes, NY
6/2/05 L' Imperial – Quebec City, QC
6/3/05 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
6/4/05 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
6/5/05 Joes On Wood St – Chicago, IL
6/7/05 Ascot Room – Minnesota, MN
6/8/05 Pyramid – Winnipeg, MB
6/9/05 Riddel Center – Regina, SK
6/10/05 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AL
6/11/05 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
6/13/05 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
6/14/05 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/15/05 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
6/16/05 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
6/17/05 The Pound At Pier 96 – San Francisco, CA
6/18/05 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
6/19/05 The Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
6/20/05 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
Live pics from the Worcester show on Friday, Feb.18th with MISERY INDEX, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEHEMOTH and SUFFOCATION are now uploaded. Check them out at the Gallery section.
Review of the show can be found here.
It turns out that The Palladium in Worcester, MA has a hidden gem that has somehow eluded my attention before. "Upstairs" is a 350- capacity room with atmosphere and sound that "downstairs" comes close to but fails to top. I'm not sure if it was the size of the venue or the fans, or maybe both, but this show felt so much... intimate and heartfelt. The bands too felt these emotions floating in the air and responded accordingly. It was one of those nights when you get this awe-inspiring feeling that you belong to the metal community. More...
Hammerfall and Equilibrium are the latest bands to be added to the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.
Here is the complete roster of confirmed bands thus far: More...
Party.San Open Air 2005, the 11th edition of the annual festival, is scheduled to take place August 11th - 13th in Bad Berka, Germany. The latest acts confirmed to perform are AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS, OCCULT, LORD BELIAL, GENERAL SURGERY .
Acts currently confirmed to perform at the festival now include:
DevilInside have reemerged with a new line-up, now joining the group on vocals is Joe Talbot of Richard Pryor On Fire fame, drummer Dan Johnson, formerly of With Dead Hands Rising and bassist Patrick Morris of Demonicon. The group will now hit the road with Suffocation, Behemoth and Cattle Decapitation from February 07th through to February 23rd. After that, they will take to the road with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation and The Autumn Offering for the following stops:
March 04th Houston, TX - Fat Cat's
March 05th Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Live
March 06th Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
March 07th San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
March 08th Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
March 09th Tucson, AZ - The Rock
March 10th Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar
March 11th Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
March 12th San Diego, CA - Soma
March 13th Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
March 14th San Francisco, CA - The Pound
March 15th Portland, OR - Meow Meow
March 16th Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
March 18th Denver, CO - Rock Island
March 19th Ft. Collins, CO - Starlight
March 21st Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
March 22nd Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
March 23rd St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Minneapolis' Devilinside have officially dropped off the remainder of their current tour with Diecast, E-Town Concrete, and Twelve Tribes. Official sources cite "personal reasons" as the impetus behind their departure. According to the group's record label, the band still intends to tour with Suffocation in February.
Behemoth have been confirmed for the upcoming King Diamond/Nile/Black Dahlia Murder tour happening in April of 2005. The tour follows their January/February co headlining run with Suffocation. Here's what Nergal (guitars/vocals) had to say:
“Hey f(r)iends! We're touring Europe right now with Incantation and Krisuin in support of our brand new record, Demigod. The new songs have been sounding great live and we can't wait to play them for our U.S. fans! It seems we will be conquering North America a few times next year; I have just gotten the confirmation for the King Diamond/Nile tour. All I have to say is this is my dream line up! Playing before living legends such as the King and Nile is more than an honor! We hope to see you all soon! HORNS UP!”
Confirmed dates so far: More...
Swedish Death Metallers, Insision, will not play on the Suffocation Europe-Tour. There will be no replacement for the Band. Here are the Dates:
11/04/04 Glasgow, United Kingdom - Cathouse
11/05/04 Bradford, United Kingdom - Rios (+ Desecration & Sermon Of Hypocrisy)
11/07/04 Nottingham, United Kingdom - Old Angel
11/08/04 Belfast, Ireland - The Rosetta
11/09/04 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans (+ Sinister Demise)
11/10/04 London, United Kingdom - Underworld
11/12/04 Kontic, Belgium - Lintfabriek
11/13/04 Trier, Germany - Exhaus (+ Nasum, God Dethroned....)
11/15/04 Terragona, Spain - Golfus
11/16/04 Aliconte, Spain - Stereo
11/17/04 Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star
11/18/04 Barcelona, Spain - La Nau
11/19/04 Marseille, France - Le Korigan (+ Loathing)
11/20/04 Milan, Italy - Transilvania Live
11/21/04 Rome, Italy - Alphaeus
11/22/04 Giovinazzo, Italy - Stop
11/23/04 Bassano del Grappa, Italy - Transilvania Live
11/24/04 Sursee, Switzerland - Kulturewerk 118 (+ Eyes See Red & Creeping Vengeance)
11/25/04 Nuernberg, Germany - Luise/The Cult Factory
11/26/04 Bischofswerda, Germany - East Club
11/27/04 Nitra, Czech Republic - Stara Pekaren
11/29/04 Berlin, Germany - Knaack
11/30/04 Osnabruck, Germany - N8 (+ Embedded & Dawn of Disease)
12/01/04 Wermelskirchen, Germany - AJZ Bahndamm (+ Defeated Sanity & Infecdead)
12/02/04 Muenster, Germany - Live Arena
12/03/04 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
12/04/04 Arnhem, Netherlands - Goudvishal
12/05/04 Vosselaar, Belgium - Beibob
12/06/04 Paris, France - La Locomotive
12/12/04 Thessaloniki, Greece - Mylos
"Hey there! Sorry for delay... I've been extremely busy with all the organisation for the new album. Good news is that DVD is finally available. Check out at your local stores. This week we are filming the first video for "Conquer All" song. Joanna Rechnio is taking care of the production and I can't wait to see the final result. I'm sure it will kill... and finally we got some tour dates announced too. I'm really happy things are so hectic...it's gonna be the most intense live activities we've ever been part of...See ya on tour then!" said Nergal about Behemoth's recent moves.
Clash of the Demigods European Tour 2004 with Krisiun, Incantation, Ragnarok: More...
Misery Index, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-Dying Fetus) and Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-Dying Fetus, M.O.D.), are looking for a second guitarist to join the group on tour next year. "Ability to play all metal-related styles (death, grind, black, thrash, etc.), and availability to tour at any time are essential," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Also, lack of a criminal record (for crossing international borders) and willingness to relocate are important. We also would prefer a guitarist who can do vocals as well, and touring/recording experience is a plus. Anyone interested please get in touch at MIBooking@aol.com. METAL!!!..."
Upcoming Misery Index tour dates:
Oct. 28 - La Pocatière, QC - TBA
Oct. 30 - Campbellton, NB - TBA
Oct. 31 - Halifax, NS - Pavilion
Nov. 04 - Fredericton, NB - Elk's Club
Nov. 28 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre (w/ Napalm Death)
Jan. 07 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance (w/ Suffocation)
Jan. 08 - Farmingdale, NY - Downtown (w/ Suffocation)
More Canadian dates, as well as more dates with Suffocation, will be announced soon.
A video clip of Suffocation performing the track "Demise of the Clone" live in Aalen, Germany on June 15, 2004 has been posted online at SilentStagnation.com (Windows Media, 10.1 MB).
Suffocation's latest CD, "Souls to Deny," was released in April through Relapse Records, the band's first full album of new material since 1995's "Pierced From Within." "Souls to Deny" was recorded at New York's Full Force Studios with engineer Joe Cincotta and is "the cleanest, heaviest Suffocation album to date," according to drummer Mike Smith. Suffocation's current lineup consists of Smith, vocalist Frank Mullen, guitarists Terrance Hobbs and Guy Marchais and bassist Derek Boyer.
Six Feet Under and Internal Bleeding will be teaming up for a U.S. tour in August/September. The trek will mark Internal Bleeding's first outing in almost a decade
Internal Bleeding's new album, "Onward to Mecca", is scheduled for release on September 7 through Olympic Recordings. The group's first studio release in five years was recorded at Full Force Studios and engineered by Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation). The follow-up to 1999's "Driven To Conquer" will mark the recording debut with the band of new singer Jerry Lowe (ex-Bodyfarm).
Six Feet Under w/ Internal Bleeding tour dates:
Aug. 26 - Thee Imperial - Jacksonville, FL * SFU Only
Aug. 27 - Jester's Pub - Fayetteville, NC
Aug. 28 - The Scene Pavilion - Cleveland, OH
Aug. 29 - Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
Aug. 30 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Aug. 31 - Village Pub North - Long Island, NY
Sep. 01 - TBA - Mass. or Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep. 02 - Rochembeau Club - Biddeford, ME
Sep. 03 - The Kave - Bucksport, ME
Sep. 04 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
Sep. 05 - TBA - Buffalo, NY or Erie, PA
Sep. 06 - The Palace - South Bend, IN
Sep. 07 - Forest Hills Lodge - Rockford, IL
Sep. 08 - The Lab - St. Paul, MN
Sep. 09 - Playmakers - Fargo, ND
Sep. 10 - Hairy Mary's - Des Moines, IA
Sep. 11 - DFW Metalfest - Lonestar Park - Dallas, TX
Sep. 12 - Texas Murderfest - International Ballroom - Houston, TX
Sep. 13 - TBA - Lubbock, TX
Sep. 14 - TBA - El Paso, TX
Sep. 15 - TBA - Albuquerque, NM
Sep. 16 - TBA - Phoenix, AZ
Sep. 17 - The Allen Theatre - Southgate, CA
Sep. 18 - Showcase Theatre - Corona, CA
Sep. 20 - TBA - Denver, CO
Sep. 21 - TBA - Omaha, NE
Sep. 22 - El Torreon - Kansas City, MO
Sep. 23 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
Sep. 24 - Vino's - Little Rock, AR
Sep. 25 - TBA - Atlanta, GA
Internal Bleeding on all dates except Aug. 26
Reflux on Aug. 28 – Sep. 4
Cannae on Aug. 30 – Sep. 4
Misery Signals on Sep. 7 – Sep. 25
Premonitions Of War on Sep. 7 – Sep. 25
SUFFOCATION have begun the first leg of European touring in support of the recently released full-length Souls To Deny. The first video from Souls To Deny, for “Surgery of Impalement”, recently debuted on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball as well as Fuse’ Uranium. Check out the video as part of the Suffocation E-card.
SUFFOCATION Tour Dates:
June 24 Metz, France (F) Europe Hall
June 25 Dessel, Belgium (B) Graspop Metal Meeting
June 26 Le Mans, France (F) Circuit Des 24th as part of Fury Fest
Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION will embark on a European tour in early June. Tentative dates so far are as follows: More...
Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records:
"This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED] warehouse where he and I practiced the songs which he will be playing on for the 'Within The Mind' project. on the first passes through the songs we nailed them... it sounded more like we had been playing together for months rather than minutes. Richard is a very disciplined and talented musician and clearly those traits, along with his love for the music of DEATH and Chuck Schuldiner, have pushed him to put a good amount of his free time into practicing for the upcoming session. The results will be awesome, I'm more than certain.More...