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Six Feet Under

Formed: 1995
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Six Feet Under News

Below is our complete Six Feet Under 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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SFU and Malevolent Creation to Tour North American

SIX FEET UNDER will be embarking on a North American tour this Summer with MALEVOLENT CREATION and BELPHEGOR. The first date to be released is as follows:

June 19 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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Stream Six Feet Under's "Comandment" Online

SIX FEET UNDER's new album, "Commandment", is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music.

"Commandment" is scheduled for release tomorrow (Tuesday, April 17) via Metal Blade Records. A video was recently shot for the track "Ghosts of the Undead", which will be included on the effort. Click here to view the video teaser.

"Commandment" track listing:

01. Doomsday
02. Thou Shall Kill
03. Zombie Executioner
04. The Edge Of The Hatchet
05. Bled To Death
06. Resurrection Of The Rotten
07. As The Blade Turns
08. The Evil Eye
09. In A Vacant Grave
10. Ghosts Of The Undead

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Six Feet Under Reveals Album Details, MP3

A brand new SIX FEET UNDER track, entitled "Doomsday", is available for download. The track appears on the group's new album, "Commandment", due April 17th from Metal Blade Records.

Here is the track listing for “Commandment”:

1. Doomsday
2. Thou Shall Kill
3. Zombie Executioner
4. The Edge of the Hatchet
5. Bled to Death
6. Resurrection of the Rotten
7. As the Blade Turns
8. The Evil Eye
9. In a Vacant Grave
10. Ghosts of the Undead

In a recent interview with Mark Carras of RockMyMonkey.com, SIX FEET UNDER bassist Terry Butler stated about the upcoming CD, "I would say, if I had to describe the new style, it would be 'Maximum Violence' meets 'Haunted'. . . I'm really psyched about it. I really liked it. We had a good writing experience. We wrote all the music in the studio and it just flowed through. It's pretty upbeat the whole time, but there's some really catchy, groovy riffs. I think SFU fans are going to like it a lot, especially some of the older, the people who've been around for a long time listening to us, it will satisfy them. The last couple records we've kind of, I don't want to say gotten off our style, but we've always tried to be a little bit different. We didn't want to always just put ten records that sounded like 'Haunted'. So we just kind of, I don't want to say experimented, but we just kind of messed around a little bit, certain styles, but I think this is kind of back to what our fans would expect."

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Terry Butler Discusses SFU and Denial Fiend

Mark Carras of Rock My Monkey recently conducted an interview with Six Feet Under and Denial Fiend bassist Terry Butler.

Rock My Monkey: How are you doing today, Terry?

Terry Butler: Good. How are you?

Rock My Monkey: Doing great. First off, why don’t you fill everyone in on how Denial Fiend came together, and how long has this band been in the planning stages?

Terry Butler: Okay. Denial Fiend came together actually through another side project earlier who had some of the same band members. Kam Lee, was on there, Sam Williams, myself, and a couple other people. It was more of a like a stoner rock kind of thing, but out of the ashes of that, Denial Fiend came to be. The band’s been in existence for about a year. It’s me, Kam Lee on vocals, Sam Williams guitars, Curtis Beeson on drums. Like I said, it’s been about a year since we’ve been together. There’s about ten songs written. We have a full album’s worth of material. We’re just rehearsing, and writing songs right now.

Rock My Monkey: Cool. Now, you just recently signed a deal with Ibex Moon Records. How did you guys find each other, and why were they the right label to launch Denial Fiend?

Terry Butler: Well, basically, we actually just made a press release that said that we were actually a band in existence. Ibex Moon contacted us right off the bat. They really wanted to work with us. We looked around some, but we just felt that this was the best place for us because it’s a new, up and coming label, and it’s got really good distribution. It’s John McEntee also in Incantation. He really knows the scene. We just felt this would be the best place for us.

Rock My Monkey: Cool. Is that going to get the band full distribution, and how hard will it be for the fans to find the record when it comes out?

Terry Butler: It shouldn’t be very hard at all. It’s got full distribution in Europe and in America. It shouldn’t be a hard thing at all to find.

Read the full article at Rock My Monkey.

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Denial Fiend Signs With Ibex Moon Records

Ibex Moon Records has inked a deal with the Tampa, Fla., band Denial Fiend, the new project that unites vocalist Kam Lee (Massacre, Death) with bassist Terry Butler (Massacre, Death, Six Feet Under), drummer Curtis Beeson (Nasty Savage), and Sam Williams (Down By Law, Pseudo Heroes).

“I'm proud to work with these metal and death metal pioneers and I look forward to Denial Fiend putting out a great release,” said Ibex Moon owner John McEntee. “I feel that they will appeal to old school and newer metal fans alike.”

The band’s debut album, which will also mark Lee’s first full-length recording in over a decade, is planned for a June 2007 release. The album is tentatively titled “They Rise.”

“I think Denial Fiend will surprise a lot of people,” said Butler. “This is not a ‘flash-in-the-pan’ side project. It’s a band that is dedicated and ready to bring metal to the masses!”

Denial Fiend draws on elements of its members’ individual pasts to create an edgy yet classic sound of its own. A demo recording of the track “Cover Me in Blood” is available on Denial Fiend’s MySpace page.

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Six Feet Under Pull Out Of X-Mass Festival Tour

Floridian death metallers Six Feet Under have issued the following update:

"We will not be appearing on this year's X-Mass Festivals in Europe. To all our European fans, please accept our apoligies. We are currently in this studio 'till the end of the year working on our new CD - which will be released in spring of 2007.

"On a side note - thanks to Krisiun, Decapitated and Abysmal Dawn for a great tour in the States this past month, and thanks again to all of our fans in the U.S.A for all of the support and great times on the road!!"

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Chris Barnes Checks In Following European Tour

Just checking in with you all- especially our European fans, to thank you for your undying dedication. We had an incredible time on our most recent tour of Europe !

First off - Wacken- what a killer festival!! It was completely surreal to stand on that stage in front of the biggest crowd of my career and witness the brutality that took place that afternoon, unfuckingbelievable! Thank you all so very much!!!

And just when we thought it couldn't get any better ...there was Party San, probably the best show we have played in 2 years, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making us feel so welcome that night! I would also like to thank Jarne, the festival promoter for all of his help, and hospitality-and for giving us the opportunity of headlining the show -we had a killer time-you rule bro! And while I'm at it I'd like to take the time to thank Michael Trengert and all at Metal Blade Europe for all of their help and hard work, on this tour and over the years, without them we wouldn't be where we are at right now -and we appreciate it fully!! We would also like to give thanks to all of our fans who came out to all of the shows in between the festival dates, we were pleasantly surprised with the turn out and had a great time, and we will see you this December for The X-Mass festivals!!

As for upcoming shows... we are currently getting ready for the onset of the Monsters of Death Tour here in the States with Krisiun, Decapitated, and Abysmal Dawn. We are really stoked to have such a killer line up on this tour and hope all of you U.S. SFU fans get fucking brutal like it was the last death metal concert on the planet- because we are totally ready to KILL!

See you all soon, and thanks again Europe !!! –Barnes

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Heavy Metal Gets Socially Conscious

"Heavy Metal Gets Socially Conscious" is an AP article that's been making its rounds through the papers around the country. It's good for heavy metal to get some exposure like this, much less in a positive light for a change. Here are some excerpts:

"Heavy metal singer Chris Barnes didn't know what people would think of "Amerika the Brutal," an anti-war song he wrote after his cousin deployed to Iraq in 2003."

"He heard a number of complaints, but also received supportive e-mails from American troops in the war zone."

"It kind of sent a shiver up my spine because those are the guys I didn't want to offend by sounding anti-war," said Barnes, vocalist for the death metal band Six Feet Under."

"Other metal bands are finding similar inspiration."

"Lamb of God's albums criticize American foreign policy. Cattle Decapitation are ardent vegetarians who use explicit album covers and songs like "Veal and the Cult of Torture" to condemn the meat industry. Serj Tankian of System of a Down is co-founder of a nonprofit organization that works on social issues."

Read the full article at WashingtonPost.com.

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Born From Pain To Support Six Feet Under

Dutch metalcore act BORN FROM PAIN has been confirmed as the support act for SIX FEET UNDER on their European summer dates. The details are as follows:

Aug. 05 - Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air
Aug. 06 - Haarlem, NETH @ Patronaat
Aug. 07 - Stuttgart, GER @ Röhre
Aug. 09 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
Aug. 10 - Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg
Aug. 11 - Düdingen, SWI @ Bad Bonn
Aug. 12 - Bad Berka, GER @ Party.San Open Air

BORN FROM PAIN'sthird full-length album, "In Love with the End", was released last year via Metal Blade Records.

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Krisiun Speak About Upcoming U.S. Tour

Brazil’s Krisiun prepare to once again assault the U.S. Supporting this year’s incendiary new album, AssassiNation (MP3’s available here), vocalist/bassist Alex Camargo sent this message to fans, "We in Krisiun would like say thanks to our North American death metal brothers for the great support through the years. Due to the great response we had to our latest album, we are coming back for another U.S. tour in September. This time around we are going to be direct support... which means that we are gonna have more time to play a longer set. Six Feet Under is going to be the headlining band plus Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation and Abysmal Dawn are on the bill too; a fuckin’ brutal tour. We hope to see all you death metal maniacs, without you we are nothing.”

Having toured North America earlier this year with The Monsters Of Chaos Tour (Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Despised Icon), Krisiun released the AssassiNation CD and Live Armageddon DVD on February 26.

KRISIUN tour dates with Six Feet Under, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation, Abysmal Dawn are as follows: More...

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Krisiun, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation Tour

Six Feet Under, Krisiun, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation, and Abysmal Dawn will be touring together this fall. The following tour dates have been confirmed thus far:

9/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
9/13 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
9/15 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/16 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
9/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club
9/22 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
9/23 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/25 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
9/26 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/29 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
9/30 Aurora, CO @ Iliff Park Saloon
10/01 Omaha, NE @ The Rock
10/03 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
10/06 Somerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium
10/07 Manchester, NH @ Mark's Place
10/08 New York, NY @ BB King's

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Six Feet Under to Tour with Krisiun

Six Feet Under, Krisiun, Cattle Decapitation, Decapitated, and Abysmal Dawn will be teaming up for a North American tour later this year. The first confirmed dates are as follows:

September 12 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
October 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

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Thumbscrew Sign With Imagine It Records

Imagine It Records have announced the signing of Houston, TX chaos machines Thumbscrew. Thumbscrew was formed in 2003, and released their debut full length "All Is Quiet" in 2005 via Counterintelligence Recordings.

They will begin recording their Imagine It debut, a 3-4 song EP this week at Orphic Studios in Austin, Texas with Josh Wardrip and plan a late May release date. "The new material is much heavier and pissed off then our older stuff." says their singer Daniel. "Herb (Imagine It) has really took us under his wing and made us feel right at home, making us very comfortable. I'm sure good things will come from this friendship as well as our partnership."

After recording, Thumbscrew will do a stint of shows on the Six Feet Under, Sworn Enemy, Animosity, Job For A Cowboy tour. Here are the dates Thumbscrew are playing:

w/ Six Feet Under, Sworn Enemy, Animosity, Job For A Cowboy
Mar 17 2006 @ Java Jazz Houston, TX
Mar 18 2006 @ Phoenix Music Complex Dallas, TX
Mar 19 2006 @ The Ballroom Corpus Christi, TX
Mar 20 2006 @ The White Rabbit San Antonio, TX

After that, they will then begin booking their summer tour. Here are the tentative tour dates. Send an email to booking@thumbscrew1.com to help setup a show. More...

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SFU, God Dethroned Confirmed For X-mass Fests

Six Feet Under have been confirmed for this years X-mass Festivals, with God Dethroned as direct support. The tour dates announced so far are as follows:

Dec. 08 Berlin, Germany - Fritz
Dec. 09 Engeldorf (Leipzig), Germany - Hellraiser
Dec. 10 Vienna, Austria - Planet Music
Dec. 11 München, Germany - Backstage
Dec. 12 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Dec. 13 Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfrabrik
Dec. 14 Frankfurt, Germany - Batchkapp
Dec. 15 Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
Dec. 16 Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 17 Tilburg, Holland - 013
Dec. 18 Essen, Germany - Zeche Carl
Dec. 19 Paris, France - La Locomotive

More bands TBA.

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Six Feet Under Release First Headlining Tour Dates

Six Feet Under have released the following initial tour dates for the "Crossroads to Armageddon" U.S. tour with Sworn Enemy and Animosity:

March 17th - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
March 18th - San Antonio, TX
March 19th - Corpus Christi, TX @ The Ballroom
March 20th - Dallas, TX
March 21st - Oklahoma City, OK
March 22nd - Albuquerque, NM
March 23rd - Phoenix, AZ
March 24th - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
March 25th - South Gate, CA
March 26th - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a GoGo
March 27th - San Francisco, CA
March 28th - Portland, OR @ Rock n Roll Pizza
March 29th - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 30th - Spokane, WA
March 31st - Boise, ID @ Imparts
April 1st - Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
April 2nd - Denver, CO
April 3rd - Omaha, NE
April 4th - Milwaukee, WI4/05 - Cincinnati, OH
April 6th - Cleveland, OH
April 7th - Baltimore, MD
April 8th - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's
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Six Feet Under Frontman Joins Torture Killer

Finnish death metallers TORTURE KILLER have announced the addition of SIX FEET UNDER/ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist Chris Barnes to the group's ranks. In a statement posted on their MySpace.com page, the band write, "Well, we never would've expected where we would stand with this band in 2005 when we first started playing together under the name of TORTURE KILLER. A lot of the interviews we did to promote the debut album, 'For Maggots to Devour', asked if we knew what the SIX FEET UNDER guys, and especially Chris Barnes, thought about us. After all, the link between us and his work with SIX FEET UNDER is more than obvious. Truthfully, we kinda wondered that ourselves as well. Well, now we know.

"Chris contacted us last October (2004) with a very supportive and friendly note. The name TORTURE KILLER caught his attention and was intrigued enough to check us out — finding us in the difficult situation we were at with the lineup. Now, we are proud to announce him as the new TORTURE KILLER vocalist and that he will be handling the vocals on 'Swarm!' — the renamed second album."

Chris Barnes had the following to say about his addition to the TORTURE KILLER ranks:

"I'm very happy to announce that I have joined the band TORTURE KILLER full-time. These guys are some of the best musicians I have ever been involved with, and I am 100 percent intent on using all my resources and eneregy to help propel this band to the top of the death metal food chain. I am extremely pleased with the songs we've put together for the CD 'Swarm!', and I can't wait to get out on tour with the band and kill every one of you sick fuckers!!! See you soon."

TORTURE KILLER have also announced that they have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records.

The basic tracks for "Swarm!" were recorded back in January 2005. Chris did his vocals at The Hit Factory in Florida in May/June with Chris Carroll and the CD was mixed and mastered by Chris and Erik Rutan in October. Artwork was handled by Wes Benscoter (MORTICIAN, SINISTER, VEHEMENCE).

According to the band's statement, TORTURE KILLER "will continue to use the help" of Sallinen (FUNERAL FEAST) in Finland, since he "absolutely butchered with his vocals" on the group's recent split 7" with SOTAJUMALA.

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Six Feet Under To Release Box Set

On November 28th, Metal Blade Europe will release the Six Feet Under box set “A Decade In The Grave.” This will be the ultimate SFU box set, including four CDs and one DVD. The box set will be released in a DVD-sized hardbox, including a 32-page, DVD-sized-booklet, photo cards, a sticker, and a poster.

"A Decade in the Grave" track listing: More...

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Byzantine Explain Dropping Off Of IEMF Tour

BYZANTINE have posted the following message on their official website regarding dropping off the International Extreme Music Tour:

"OK. Just so everyone knows exactly what is going on with us, here is why we are not doing the IEMF tour. We were screwed by Jeffrey Churchwell at Digger International. There we no internal problems with the band. Yes, OJ had a death in the family. That’s not the issue. No, no one in the band is addicted to anything. We were fully prepared to do this tour. We have signed contracts with the venues. We just ordered new merchandise. We were in the process of securing more reliable transportation for the tour. In short, we have been taking all the steps necessary to do this tour. I will state this again clearly: We were screwed by Jeffrey Churchwell at Digger International. That is why we’re not on the tour.

Stating that there were “circumstances beyond our control” is nothing but PC horseshit. More...

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Chimaira's Nothing Remains Tour in Baltimore, MD

Despite being totally swamped of late, I could not pass up the Chimaira, Six Feet Under, All That Remains, 3 Inches of Blood tour that came to town on Sunday at Towson's Recher Theatre. Not only is that a great lineup and Chimaira are fast becoming one of my favorite bands, but I'd been wanting to check out the Recher Theatre, which I had heard so much about. More...

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Unearth, Chimaira, God Forbid Play "Mini Hellfest"

Because Hellfest was cancelled this year in New Jersey, Unearth has announced on their website that they played last night (Aug 18) at the Starland Ballroom with Chimaira, God Forbid, Madball, Nora, Six Feet Under, the Banner and If Hope Dies.

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