Six Feet Under
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Death metal behemoths Six Feet Under are back, and with the seething "Unborn," the tenth full-length of their imposing career, they are out for blood. The album sees release on March 19th, 2013.
Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, owner of one of the most powerful and instantly recognizable voices in the genre, the band is now streaming another track from the coming "Unborn." Check out the song "Neuro Osmosis" through Pure Grain Audio here.
In November of 2010 when vocalist and founding member Chris Barnes first started to get the idea of working with new writers, he contacted Rob Arnold, Jari Laine, and Ben Savage to share in the writing process. After just two years of writing and recording 20 plus tracks, and releasing "Undead" in May of 2012, Six Feet Under is now proud to unveil the album's demented fraternal twin…
Six Feet Under has released second single "Prophecy" off new album "Unborn" via Metal Hammer Germany. Check out the track at this location.
The previously posted track "Zombie Blood Curse" can also still be heard right here. Metal Blade Records comments on the upcoming album:
"Death metal behemoths Six Feet Under are back, and with the seething 'Unborn,' the tenth full-length of their imposing career, they are out for blood. Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, owner of one of the most powerful and instantly recognizable voices in the genre, the band are returning with an overhauled line up that sees them reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral music they have ever put their name to.
"In other news Metal Blade Europe has announced that Unborn will now be released as an exclusive European boxset edition which will include the limited Digipak of Unborn and a bonus track entitled Illusions. Additionally the box will feature a poster, a patch, two pins and a sticker plus enough space for last year´s Undead album! The bonus track will be featured on the vinyl version of the album as well. More...
Death metal behemoths Six Feet Under are back, and with the seething "Unborn," the tenth full-length of their imposing career, they are out for blood. The cover artwork can be found below, along with the new song "Zombie Blood Curse." The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, owner of one of the most powerful and instantly recognizable voices in the genre, the band are returning with an overhauled line up that sees them reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral music they have ever put their name to.
"In November of 2010 when vocalist and founding member Chris Barnes first started to get the idea of working with new writers for Six Feet Under's next release, he contacted Rob Arnold, Jari Laine, and Ben Savage to share in the writing process. After just two years of writing and recording 20 plus tracks, and releasing 'Undead' in May of 2012, Six Feet Under is now proud to unveil Undead's demented fraternal twin…" More...
Back on September 15th, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V teamed up to bring you the label's showcase featuring Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim for a free matinee show at the Glasshouse in Pomona, Calif.
Scion A/V had a crew on hand to conduct video interviews with each of the bands and record the showcase for a free limited 7" release and digital download/stream featuring a track each from Gypsyhawk and Pilgrim.
Head over to AOL Noisecreep here to download (or stream) the digital copy of the 7" and to check out the video interviews. You can also check out the music and one of the interview clips below. More...
The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.
With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.
You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.
The lineup is as follows: More...
The organizers of the Barge To Hell cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Exodus, Seita, Havok, and Necronomicon:
"Let the world-wide EXODUS for BARGE TO HELL begin! Paying tribute to their global customer base, they've also added: SEITA from Brazil and The Netherlands, HAVOK from the USA, NECRONOMICON from Germany and HEADCRUSHER from Colombia!
"Barge To Hell's customer service team is working around the clock to get everything ready for those that are booked to perform online check-in. Booked passengers can expect to receive their online check-in invitation on Monday.
"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from all over the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:
- The luxurious 'A Chorus Line' theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?
- The cozy 'Spectrum' that gives you the real club feeling.
- And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.
"You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done."
The following 35 bands have now been confirmed: More...
Departing in less than a month, two more bands have been announced for the Barge to Hell: Grave and Bonded By Blood. The Barge to Hell sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Several sites reported yesterday that Cattle Decapitation would be dropping off the Autumn Apocalypse Tour due to a physical altercation between vocalist Travis Ryan and Six Feet Under's Chris Barnes (although the original posts on Facebook that started this rumor now seem to have been removed).
Cattle Decapitation has now issued the following official statement about leaving the tour:
"Cattle Decapitation has left the Autumn Apocalypse Tour. This leaves us without shows until we start the Blood of Power tour with Dying Fetus and Cerebral Bore.
"If you are interested in helping book some last minute shows in the NORTHEAST and MID-ATLANTIC areas (starting the day after tomorrow) please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
"We're down pretty much for whatever! Time to make some fuckin lemonade out here on the east coast!"
With a month before boarding the Barge to Hell left, the organizers have announced two more bands: metal supergroup Lock Up, featuring Nicholas Barker on drums (ex-Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir), Shane Embury on bass (Napalm Death), Anton Reisenegger on guitar (Criminal), and Tomas Lindberg on vocals (At The Gates, Disfear) and Nachtmystium.
Also announced was the cancellation of BELPHEGOR. Stated the organizers: "We tried our best to work something out, but regrettably must confirm that they won't be part of BARGE TO HELL. We will make sure that we have a suitable replacement."
The Barge to Hell sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
The lineup is shaping up as follows, with a dozen more bands yet to be announced: More...
Six Feet Under has announced the "Christmas In Hell" tour for this coming December 15th - 21st, 2012. Chris Barnes adds, "We are proud to announce Christmas In Hell... 7 shows in 7 nights should bring Germany to their knees, we are planning a quick and painful death for you this December Germany... be there or we will hunt you down!"
Sa. 15.12. Bischofswerda (Ger) – East Club
Su. 16.12. Jena (Ger) – F Haus
Mo. 17.12. Aalen (Ger) – Rock it
Tu. 18.12. Darmstadt (Ger) – Steinbruch Theater
We. 19.12. Cham (Ger) – L.A.
Th. 20.12. Berlin (Ger) – K 17
Fr. 21.12. Essen (Ger) – Turock More...
Death metal legends Six Feet Under will be embarking on on a headlining tour this Fall. The Chris-Barnes-named Autumn Apocalypse Tour will also feature label mates Cattle Decapitation as well as death metal up-and-comers, Wretched. The tour will throughout the first half of November, with the full routing available below. The following press release was also issued:
"Six Feet Under, led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominant and instantly recognizable voices of the death metal genre. Now featuring Barnes alongside new guitarist Ola Englund, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, new bassist Jeff Hughell, and drummer Kevin Talley, whose history blasting for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, and Chimaira speaks for itself, Six Feet Under 2012 finds the band reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral, in-your-face, and downright horrifying tunes in their renowned discography of brutality both, lyrically and musically." More...
Wretched is preparing for a new set of fall tours supporting some of metal’s most ferocious bands. Beginning October 7th, Wretched hits the road with thrash metal legends Death Angel on a run throughout the south and west coast. The band will then join Six Feet Under and Cattle Decapitation on The Autumn Apocalypse Tour starting November 2nd in Richmond. See a full listing of tour dates below.
Vocalist Adam Cody comments, “I am more than honored to be a part of two back to back tours with legendary bands. Chris Barnes is a death metal vocalist that has inspired me since I knew what death metal was. Cattle Decapitation is a band I never expected to be on tour with; I've always admired the creativity they bring to the grindier side of the metal world.“
Wretched is touring in support of third studio album "Son Of Perdition," released earlier this year. Cody adds, “Expect to see an entirely new set list with songs we've never played live before!” More...
As was previously announced, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V have teamed up to bring fans a free showcase at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on September 15th (matinee from 1p-6p). This event, which celebrates the label's 30th anniversary, will feature performances from Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim. To make the showcase that much more special, San Diego California's Cattle Decapitation will be performing the band's latest album, "Monolith of Inhumanity," in its entirety for the first time ever.
RSVP for this free event right here and remember, as always, get there early, as space is limited and entry is not guaranteed. The show details are:
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
1pm – 6 pm
The Glass House
200 West 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766 More...
Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V are excited to announce a label showcase at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on September 15th. Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim are set to perform and entry is free with RSVP – info on how to RSVP will be coming later on this week. In the mean time, check out the promotional poster for the label showcase below.
American death metal giants Six Feet Under have added a bunch of shows to their European tour, where the band will play festival gigs as well as selected club shows. The newly updated tour schedule is as follows:
05/08/12 – DE – Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
06/08/12 – PL – Warschau – Progresja
08/08/12 – DE – Würzburg – Posthalle
09/08/12 – NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg
10/08/12 – NL – Steenwijk – Buze
11/08/12 – CZ – Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival
12/08/12 – DE – Berlin – Postbahnhof (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
13/08/12 – DE – München – Backstage (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
14/08/12 – CH – Pratteln – Galerie (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
15/08/12 – DE – Essen – Turock (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
16/08/12 – NL – Kerkrade – Rock Temple (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
17/08/12 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze *
18/08/12 – DE – Hamburg – Grünspan (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN) More...
This year's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of Summer Breeze have now issued the following announcement about confirming new bands:
"Since the release of their amazing breakthrough album 'Inwards', Dew-Scented have been at the forefront of European thrash metal. Since then, the cool bunch led by frontman Leif Jensen have been producing fantastic albums full of unstoppable riff power and overwhelming intensity at nicely regular intervals, cementing the band's excellent reputation time and again. In 2012, Dew-Scented aim at kick-starting their career with an entirely new line-up – with the exception of band boss Leif – and the fantastic new album 'Icarus', and are gearing up to shatter the Summer Breeze Open Air into small pieces. We are stoked to welcome the indestructible machine called Dew-Scented at our festival once more. Get thrashed!
"When Agrypnie played the Summer Breeze festival in 2008 for the first and only time so far, they were booked as consolation for all those who were mourning the recent disbanding of Nocte Obducta. Four years, one studio album and one EP later, the Hessians have made a career for themselves, having now reached the same level as the aforementioned group. Their new studio album is still being recorded as we speak, but their last EP 'Asche' was already an announcement for big things to come in the realm of post black metal. Expressive, multi-faceted, melancholic, dynamic – all these attributes fit Agrypnie like a glove and are underlined by the fact that their songs don't ever become predictable or interchangable. One of the most exciting bands our scene has to offer nowadays."
The Summer Breeze 2012 bill now looks like: More...
Death metal tyrants Six Feet Under are currently midway through their 18 Nights Of Blood Tour. The trek kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month and has systematically leveled nine cities. This is the band’s first live outing featuring newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund, who takes the place of Rob Arnold as well as bassist Jeff Hughell [ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile]. Support is being provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.
Comments growl commander Chris Barnes: “Just wanted to give a shout-out to all the fans who've attended the 18 Nights Of Blood tour! I've been having a great time out on the road with the new band members. Both Jeff and Ola are kicking some serious ass on stage and the new songs are going over killer! Life is good!! Having Dying Fetus and Revocation on the road with us has been amazing. Total class acts and both amazing bands to share the stage with. Heading toward the West Coast to devour your souls. 18 Nights Of Blood continues…”
Six Feet Under is touring in support of "Undead," unleashed to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22nd. In related news, Six Feet Under was recently added to the monolithic Barge To Hell lineup where 40 of metal’s most extreme acts along with 2,000 headbangers from around the world take over a luxury cruise ship for a five-day/four-night trip to the Caribbean. The Barge sets sail on December 3rd from Miami, Florida. Others bands scheduled to appear include Behemoth, Corrosion Of Conformity, Enslaved, Rotting Christ, At The Gates, Possessed and more. More...
The Barge to Hell will sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and will not return you to the real world for five days until Friday, December 7th, 2012. The organizers of the floating festival have now issued the following announcement about confirming Corrosion of Conformity for the cruise:
"Every good old barge is corroded. But they are better, they are the Barge to Hell, The World's Most Extreme Metal Cruise and they have Corrosion of Conformity! Barge to Hell, the cruise where everyone has a backstage pass and you can mingle side-by-side with the Artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison.
"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from around the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days."
The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
With nationwide speculation that the zombie apocalypse is officially upon us, it would only seem appropriate for Six Feet Under's 18 Nights Of Blood Tour to commence this Friday. The near three-week run of live rituals will begin in Atlanta, Georgia and cannibalize its way across the U.S. coming to a close on the band's home turf of Tampa, Florida. Blood shall be spilled, faces eaten and brains devoured! No one is safe.
Six Feet Under will be joined by newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund who takes the place of Rob Arnold. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.
The band will be touring in support of "Undead," which toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release. "Undead" was unleashed to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22nd and offers an updated lineup of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira). More...
The organizers of the upcoming Summer Breeze 2012 festival have issued the following update about confirming new acts:
"Italy is not exactly a hotbed for dark doom metal. Fortunately enough, there are always exceptions to confirm the rule. With the three albums they have released so far, The Foreshadowing have provided a master class in gloom and doom. Hailing from Rome, the band prove that it is indeed possible to write great atmospheric songs without falling into excessive pathos and kitsch. Especially singer Marco Benevento's clear, ear-piercing vocals take the group's material to a level which is only populated by bands such as Katatonia, My Dying Bride, early Anathema and even Opeth. Don't miss this black pearl of darkness! You will hardly experience anything bigger, darker and more epic at Summer Breeze 2012!
"Breakdowns aren't exactly the most innovative element in metal nowadays... However, if you use them with such conviction and vehemence as Bleed From Within, even the most athletically challenged of metalheads should soon mutate into pit fighter number one. The UK band have two albums out which should appeal to fans of As I Lay Dying, Bring Me The Horizon and Parkway Drive, while at times Bleed From Within are even more melodic than the aforementioned bands, only to dive into a brutal breakdown the very next second. All fans of metalcore and deathcore should highlight this band in their personal running order, as this is the perfect stuff for all of them!"