Six Feet Under
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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!"
Barge To Hell is a five-day cruise from the organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. It departs from Miami, Florida on Monday, December 3rd and stops at Nassau, Bahamas before returning to Miami on Friday, December 7th. Booking for the cruise has opened to the general public, so book yours today.
The full Barge To Hell lineup so far is as follows, with many more bands to be announced: More...
The organizers of the Barge to Hell have issued the following announcement about confirming Holy Moses as the latest act to play the cruise:
"Who better to lead them on their journey to the undead than the mighty Holy Moses celebrating their 30th anniversary? Not once, because as you know, they do everything twice. You heard right, twice! Here is how it goes: On December 3rd, 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! For the entire trip it's like 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. 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 bands have now been announced: More...
Death metal ministers Six Feet Under today announce the addition of rhythm guitarist Ola Englund to the their ranks. England, who will make his first official appearance with the band on the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour set to commence next month, takes the place of Rob Arnold.
Comments founding vocalist Chris Barnes of the new recruit: “Ola is an amazing guitarist and was chosen for his superlative technique and style of playing. We believe he will be the perfect complement to Steve Swanson, and the devastating rhythm section that is Talley/Hughell. Steve, Kevin, Jeff and myself are so looking forward to Ola's entrance into the band upon the release of Undead and the commencement of our first tour next month with Dying Fetus and Revocation. We can’t wait for you to witness the new killing machine that is Six Feet Under! Ola takes over duties for our good friend and death metal warrior Rob Arnold who will be retiring from touring but will remain a central writing partner and fellow collaborator on future SFU releases. We are all sad to not have Rob on the road with us, but are confidant and 110% psyched that Ola is now within the ranks of the Undead and will be ready to lay waste to every stop along the way! Hails!”
Adds Englund: "When I got the call from Chris, it felt unreal; first thing that popped up in my head was, ‘why the hell did he want me -- the total gear nerd from Sweden -- to join his awesome band? To be able to share the stage with one of the biggest icons in death metal and the other killer musicians in SFU is a complete honor and a dream come true for me. I couldn't be happier about the situation! Also the new album blew my mind the first time I heard it, it's intense as hell, but still has the riffs and the grooves that Six Feet Under swears by. Fans are going to love it! I’m looking forward to kick some serious ass together with Chris, Kevin, Steve and Jeff! See you on tour!"
Check out video footage documenting Englund’s guitar skills below. More...
Let Decibel magazine hurl your weekend into a sonic maelstrom of brutality with a full stream of "Undead," the forthcoming new studio offering from death metal monarchs Six Feet Under. Scheduled for North American release on May 22nd, 2012 through Metal Blade Records, "Undead" was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy) at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.
The record features 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) and has already begun raising the ears of fans and critics alike.
Stream "Undead" in its relentless entirety at this location.
In related news, Metal Blade TV recently aired an exclusive interview with Barnes as conducted by label CEO Brian Slagel. If you missed it, you still have a chance to check it out here.
Following the release of "Undead," Six Feet Under will flatten the masses on a near three-week run of live ceremonies this June. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8th. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation. More...
Today Metal Hammer Germany is hosting an exclusive premiere of "Frozen At the Moment of Death," the third official single from the new Six Feet Under album. The track comes off the band’s soon-to-be disengaged "Undead" full-length, which is scheduled for a European release on May 18th/21st, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.
Surf over to Metal Hammer to check out "Frozen At The Moment Of Death."
Offering up 12 tracks of sonic brutality, the record was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy), at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.
Commented vocalist Chris Barnes: “Creating an album is a lot of work and a lot of focus, but we didn’t really have too many hiccups in the recording. It went really smooth, and it was pretty much the most effortless album we’ve ever tracked. I had a great, great time working on this album; it was so much fun because everything seemed so new again.” More...
Today Bloody Disgusting is hosting the latest “18 Days” lyric video from death metal merchants, Six Feet Under. The apocalyptic hymn comes off the band’s forthcoming new studio effort, "Undead," set for North American release on May 22nd, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. Check out the video at this location.
Notorious for his themes of murder, death, and the supernatural, on "Undead" vocalist and lyrical mastermind Chris Barnes revisits topics that will be familiar to fans of the band, though as always he brings something new to the table. Notes Barnes: “The hypocrisies of daily life, things that affect us that spawn aggression, loneliness, sadness, there’s a lot of emotions going on across the record, and I guess that the dark horror that humans cause is my niche.”
However, while Barnes has a very clear vision for his craft, he is always excited by the interpretations of his songs by those who listen to them, feeding on the emotional investment they put in. “I love it when people tell me what they’ve got from the music and the lyrics. It’s like being an artist, you put the painting up on the wall – you know what it is, but sometimes it’s a little abstract and someone sees something else in it, and that’s the biggest compliment to me. That I’m able to get inside someone’s head and they actually give thought to something presented to them is inspiring to me too, and something I always want to be able to do with this band.” More...
With time running out for booking with promo codes for those who pre-registered, the organizers of Barge To Hell have announced more bands for the extreme metal cruise lineup, ahead of general public ticket sales opening this Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12PM EST.
At The Gates, Belphegor, Kampfar, Soilwork and Solstafir have been added to the lineup, which takes the list of known bands to 21 out of the final 40.
Barge To Hell, from the organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, will set sail on December 3, 2012 from Miami, cruise to Nassau in the Bahamas, and return to Miami on December 7.
Metal Underground.com contributor Goatlady was on board 70,000 Tons of Metal in January 2012, and reported on the action here:
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 1 Report | Day 1 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 2 Report | Day 2 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 3 Report | Day 3 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 4 Report | Day 4 Photos
The full lineup so far is as follows: More...
Today Metal Blade TV airs an exclusive interview with Six Feet Under front man/death metal veteran Chris Barnes as conducted by Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel. The clip comes in anticipation of the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Undead." The following press release was also issued:
"With an updated lineup featuring 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), Undead finds the band revitalized and spewing forth some of their most uncompromising, provocative and plainly scathing tunes of their career. Undead was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver), mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy), at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and is scheduled for North American release on May 22, 2012 through Metal Blade Records."
Today Guitar World is hosting an exclusive premiere of “18 Days,” the second official single off the new album from death metal tyrants Six Feet Under. The track comes off the band’s soon-to-be disengaged "Undead" full-length scheduled for North American release on May 22nd, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. Offering up 12 tracks of uncompromising sonic brutality, the record was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy), at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.
Commented vocalist Chris Barnes: “Creating an album is a lot of work and a lot of focus, but we didn’t really have too many hiccups in the recording. It went really smooth, and it was pretty much the most effortless album we’ve ever tracked. I had a great, great time working on this album; it was so much fun because everything seemed so new again.”
Feast your ears on “18 Days” at this location. The following press release was also issued:
"Now featuring Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominating voices of the death metal genre, 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), Six Feet Under 2012 finds the band recharged and churning out some of the most severe, thought-provoking and downright horrific tunes of their epic discography. More...
Revocation is headed out on tour this Spring & Summer in North America with label-mates Dying Fetus on select dates (U.S. only). A teaser trailer for the tour can be viewed below.
The upcoming Revocation tour dates are as follows: More...
Legendary death metal legion Six Feet Under today unveils the first single from forthcoming studio offering, "Undead." Slated for North American release on May 22nd, 2012 through Metal Blade Records, the 12 track recording was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy), at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominant and instantly recognizable voices of the death metal genre, Undead offers up an overhauled lineup. Now featuring Barnes alongside new guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), 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."
Comments vocalist/death metal ambassador Chris Barnes of the recording: "I'm in pretty much the best headspace I've been in since myself and [former guitarist] Allen West started this band in 1993. I'm super excited about the new record. It's a rejuvenation; it's a rebirth of SIX FEET UNDER, and fans will definitely latch on to my excitement and how focused I am in the lyrics I've written… The hypocrisies of daily life, things that affect us that spawn aggression, loneliness, sadness, there's a lot of emotions going on across the record, and I guess that the dark horror that humans cause is my niche."
Train your ears to the violent sounds of "Formaldehyde" at this location, where you can also view the record's maniacal Dusty Peterson cover art and pre-order options. The "Undead" track listing is as follows: More...
The first 16 bands for Barge To Hell 2012, the new all-extreme metal cruise from the organizers of 70,000 Tons of Metal, have been announced.
The lineup so far is:
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Death metal miscreants Six Feet Under today announce a bout of U.S. live rituals this June. Dubbed the "18 Nights Of Blood Tour," the bestial invasion will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8 and ravage its way across the country before coming to a close on June 29th in Tampa, Florida. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation. The band will be touring in support of the upcoming ninth full-length, "Undead," scheduled for North American release this Spring.
Comments vocalist/death metal high priest Chris Barnes of the tour: “I'm proud and honored to be kicking off our first U.S. tour for the release of our new album, Undead with our good friends Dying Fetus and new killers Revocation! This tour is gonna be SICK! June will be murdered! 18 Nights Of Blood! Do not miss this tour!”
6/08/2012 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
6/09/2012 Empire - Springfield, VA
6/10/2012 Palladium - Worcester, MA
6/11/2012 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
6/12/2012 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
6/13/2012 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
6/14/2012 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
6/15/2012 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
6/16/2012 People's Court - Des Moines, IA*
6/18/2012 The Gothic Theater - Denver, CO*
6/20/2012 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
6/21/2012 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
6/23/2012 The Metro - Oakland, CA
6/24/2012 The Whisky - Los Angeles, CA
6/25/2012 TBA – Tempe, AZ
6/26/2012 House Of Rock - El Paso, TX
6/27/2012 Scout Bar - Houston, TX
6/29/2012 Brass Mug - Tampa, FL*
* - No Dying Fetus
Further details on "Undead" -- including new lineup, cover art, track listing, and first single -- to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Six Feet Under is set to return with the brand new studio album "Undead" in May of 2012. In conjunction with the album release, Six Feet Under will return to Europe in August to play some exclusive festival gigs as well as selected club shows.
Comments Six Feet Under singer Chris Barnes: "SIX FEET UNDER IS NOT DEAD! WE ARE 'UNDEAD!' With our return to the European festivals this Summer and the addition of new band members to the groups line up, SFU is poised to murder and KILL!! With the release of the new SFU album 'UNDEAD' this spring we will prove that the UNDEAD shall rise from the crypts of GERMANY and EUROPE IN 2012!"
Support comes from SFU label mates Dew-Scented, who will release a new, yet untitled album in the summer of 2012. More details on "Undead" will be revealed in the following weeks. Stay tuned! The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Within days of announcing the departure of Matt DeVries, Six Feet Under has locked in the latest addition to the band's already heavy and extremely talented lineup. Seven-string bassist Jeff Hughell, formally of the Santa Cruz California technical death metal band Brain Drill and Concord California death metal band Vile, will be joining the ranks as the new Six Feet Under bassist. Check out a video of Jeff shredding on his bass here.
Vocalist Chris Barnes comments: "Six Feet Under is proud to announce our new member, bass player Jeff Hughell. He's an amazing musician and I have been a fan of his work since first hearing Brain Drill a few years back. We feel with the addition of Jeff, all the puzzle pieces are in place and the killing machine known as Six Feet Under is now a true death metal force to be reckoned with! Prepare to be toe tagged and body bagged."
Jeff Hughell adds, "I am honored to be the newest edition to the mighty Six Feet Under. This band is now a well oiled killing machine with Kevin Talley and myself as the rhythm section, Steve Swanson and Rob Arnold crushing guitars, and of course the man himself Chris Barnes killing it on vocals. The new material is the heaviest Six Feet Under songs I have ever heard and I can't wait for the world to get their faces melted clean off by it. I would like to thank Mike Faley, Kelli Malella and the whole Six Feet Under family for thinking of me. It's going to be one hell of a ride!"
Six Feet Under has issued the following statement via it's Facebook page: "Our apologies to our fans in South/Central America. Our recently rescheduled tour has been canceled. We will hopefully reschedule with a new promotion company this year for a full blown tour and a great touring package. More info in the months to come. Thank you for your support see you all very soon." Meanwhile, Chris Barnes goes on to say that the new Six Feet Under CD being recorded at Audiohammer studios in Florida is "sounding fucking unbelievable! Mix almost done!" He goes on to say that producer Mark Lewis is "gettin' brutal with it!!" Even though Six Feet Under has cancelled this tour, the band has added some dates and festivals to it's trek through Europe, plus a few domestic dates. Check out the dates below, plus listen to an upload of a portion of their new DVD "Wake the Night! Live In Germany" after the jump.
SIX FEET UNDER Added Dates:
FRI 03/23 Cocoa, FL @ 321 Local
SAT 03/24 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
FRI 17.08.2012 (D) DINKELSBÜHL / Summer Breeze
SAT 08.08.2012 BRUTAL ASSAULT FEST IN CZ
The Summer Breeze festival organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming Amon Amarth as a headliner for the festival's 2012 edition:
"Behind the 24th door of our Advent Calendar there's none other than our favourite vikings AMON AMARTH, who are now confirmed as the second headliner for the 15th SUMMER BREEZE Open Air beside Subway To Sally.
"It's almost incredible the way our Swedish friends have enjoyed a continued rise to the top of the scene. Top-ten chart entries, headliner slots on all major festivals, sold-out tours, enthusiastic fans everywhere – by now Mr Johan Hegg and Co. have become real stars, but they still have their feet firmly planted on the ground, because they haven't forgotten where they started. And that's why they like to return to those places, one of them definitely being SUMMER BREEZE!
"What, it's Christmas already?!? How time flies. Our SUMMER BREEZE Advent Calendar had only just begun, and now it's all over again. We hope we were able to fulfill your wishes and expectations, and perhaps even surprise you with one or two of the confirmed bands.
"Here's a final overview of our Advent Calendar, which has been making you company for the last 24 days: More...
The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have announced that next year's edition of the event, scheduled to take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany, has already sold out. A message from the organizers reads as follows:
"Amazing! Wacken is sold out for the seventh time in a row! For the seventh time in a row Wacken Open Air is sold out and never before in such a short time! All 75,000 tickets are sold. Thanx for your support, metalheads! A huge part of the billing is already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class acts. As every year we have made every effort to provide a terrific billing! And the announcements don´t stop. Via our online advent calendar at least one band will be announced every day during December. Together we will turn the 23. Wacken Open Air into a mega party!"
The currently confirmed bands are as follows: More...