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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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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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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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More Dates Added To Upcoming Chimaira Tour

Chimaira have filled out the gaps in their upcoming tour with Six Feet Under, All That Remains and 3 Inches Of Blood. Here are the complete tour dates:

Aug. 03 Nashville, TN - Exit / In
Aug. 04 New Orleans, LA - TwiRoPa
Aug. 05 Houston, TX - Engine Room
Aug. 06 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Aug. 08 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
Aug. 09 Des Moines, IA - Hairy Mary's
Aug. 10 Milwaukee, WA - The Eagles Club
Aug. 12 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Aug. 13 Bellefontaine, OH - Zane Shawneed Caverns
Aug. 14 Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
Aug. 15 Charleston, WV - The Sound Factory
Aug. 16 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
Aug. 18 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
Aug. 20 Providence, RI - The Living Room
Aug. 21 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Aug. 22 Portland, ME - The Station
Aug. 24 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Aug. 27 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Freebird Cafe
Aug. 27 Tampa, FL - Masquerade
Aug. 28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room

Chimaira will release their new self-titled album through Roadrunner on August 09th.

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More Chimaira, Six Feet Under Tour Dates

Some more date have been confirmed for the upcoming tour featuring CHIMAIRA, SIX FEET UNDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD:

August 3 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
August 4 - New Orleans, LA @ TwiRoPa
August 5 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
August 6 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
August 8 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
August 9 - Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Mary's
August 10 - Milwaukee, WA @ The Eagles Club
August 13 - Charleston, WV @ The Sound Factory
August 18 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
August 20 - Providence, RI @ The Living Room
August 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
August 26 - Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Cafe

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Hellfest Announce Another 22 Bands

HELLFEST 2K5 has announced the next 22 bands out of the 188 total bands (with more to come) playing this years festival from August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ at the Sovereign Bank Arena. Among the new announcements, Hellfest has managed a reunion of one of the most legendary rap groups to grace the music scene—Public Enemy.

Here are the new;yu announced bands:
REUNION SHOWS:
Public Enemy
Killing Time

HELLFEST 2K5 BAND LINE UP ROUND THREE:
3 Inches Of Blood
Alove For Enemies
All That Remains
Armsrace
Backstabbers Inc.
Casey Jones
Cannae
Chimaira
Dead Hearts
Hit The Lights
Ion Dissonance
Kane Hodder
Kids Like Us
Nobody Left Behind
One Dead Three Wounded
Ready Set Fail
Six Feet Under
Suffocate Faster
This Is Hell
Walk The Line

HERE’S A RE-CAP OF THE FIRST 98 More...

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Chimaira To Shoot Video For "Nothing Remains"

Chimaira will be filming a video for their track "Nothing Remains" in Chicago, IL this coming week. In other news, the band have announced three more dates for their trek with Six Feet Under, All That Remains and 3 Inches Of Blood, they are as follows:

August 04th New Orleans, LA - TwiRoPa
August 09th Des Moines, IA - Hairy Mary's
August 10th Milwaukee, WA - The Eagles Club

Chimaira will release their new self-titled album through Roadrunner on August 09th

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Chimaira, Six Feet Under Release First Tour Dates

The first tour dates have been confirmed for the forthcoming tour featuring CHIMAIRA, SIX FEET UNDER, ALL THAT REMAINS and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. They are as follows:

August 3 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
August 5 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
August 6 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
August 8 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre - 800
August 17 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

More dates to be announced soon.

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Nile Drops Off Chimaira Tour, Six Feet Under Added

Due to scheduling conflicts, Nile has been forced to drop off Chimaira's upcoming headlining tour. Six Feet Under has signed on and will be taking their place.

Guitarist Rob Arnold had the following to say about the Six Feet Under Camp:

I am totally excited about the upcoming tour. I have been a fan of SFU since 1995 when the Haunted record hit the streets. I have also been a long time fan of Chris Barnes and his career in general. I'm looking forward to making new friends so I can request to hear my favorite songs live.

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Six Feet Under Postpone US Tour

SIX FEET UNDER has posted the following message on their official website concerning their forthcoming tour:

"THE UPCOMING U.S. TOUR THAT SIX FEET UNDER WERE SLATED TO HEADINE "MASTERS OF BRUTALITY TOUR" HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LATER THIS YEAR, MOST LIKELY EARLY THIS FALL.REASON FOR THE RESCHEDULNG BEING,THE BAND WIL BE WORKING IN THE STUDIO ON VARIOUS PROJECTS AND SCHEDULING CONFLICTS AT THIS TIME PREVENT THEM FROM STARTING THE TOUR."

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New Six Feet Under Video Available Online

Metal Blade Records have posted the video for SIX FEET UNDER’s ‘Shadow Of The Reaper’ online. Check it out here.

‘Shadow Of The Reaper’ comes from Six Feet Under’s latest release, 13.

Also, the band have confirmed a North American tour in July to support the album, out now through Metal Blade. Joining Six Feet Under will be openers BYZANTINE, BLOODSIMPLE and GIZMACHI. More details as they become available.

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Dark Funeral To Record New Album In May

Swedish black metal fiends DARK FUNERAL have posted the following update:

We are currently in our most creative period since the split with MNW/No Fashion. Lots of new songs are in process and you can be sure to expect the most devastating album from Dark Funeral ever!

In late May, we will enter Dug Out Studio with Daniel Bergstrand [In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth...etc] as producer to record the follow up to our tremenous success "Diabolis Interium". Album title is yet uncertain, but the album is scheduled for release through Regain Records in Autumn 2005.

In March/April we will be on tour throughout Europe and we expect to see all of you there!

DARK FUNERAL is one of the bands appearing on No Mercy Festival, which travels through Europe for a month. Also on the bill: SIX FEET UNDER, NILE, DISBELIEF, DYING FETUS, CATARACT and WYKKED WYTCH. Here's a list of the dates and countries: More...

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"Monsters of Death" Release Parties Announced

The "Monsters Of Metal" clip-compilations got two evil little brothers – the "Monsters Of Death". This brandnew set of two DVDs features the who-is-who of Death Metal from Europa and America in 53 (!) clips ranging.

Among the selections: Dissection ('Where Dead Angels Lie'), At the Gates ('Terminal Spirit Disease'), Cannibal Corpse ('Deceny Defied'), Six Feet Under ('America The Brutal') and Hypocrisy ("Inferior Devoties"). There is also a live chapter with Malevolent Creation and Immolation plus some audio parts with new hot metal stuff from Nuclear Blast.

If you want to check out "Monster Of Metal", visit one of the following release parties. You can check out the material plus even grab some freebies.

Here are the dates: More...

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Dark Funeral Sign With Regain Records

The Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral have signed a new record deal with the Swedish label Regain Records. The band are currently busy setting up plans for the future of the band among many other things. They will also start finalizing the material and songs for the new album so they can enter the studio as soon as possible to record the follow-up to 2001's "Diabolis Interium."

Also, Dark Funeral have been confirmed to play this years edition of Metal Mind Festival in Poland (March 12). And on the 13th the 16-date No Mercy Festival tour start, with Six Feet Under, Nile among others.

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Disbelief Post Video Clip Online

After producing a video for the track "Rewind it all (Death or Glory)" off their upcoming album “66 Sick”, german Death metallers Disbelief have uploaded footage from the shoot and the clip at this location in the mpg-format (9.12 MB).

The new album will be released March 14th via Nuclear Blast. It was produced by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic) at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. The 11 tracks include "Crawl," "For God?," "Edges," and "Lost in time."

Disbelief recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jan-Dirk Löffler. They will take part in the No Mercy Festivals all over Europe, together with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Cataract. Touring starts March 13th.

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Disbelief Parts Ways With Guitarist

Disbelief have parted ways with guitar player Jan-Dirk Löffler – the split took place by mutual agreement. For the upcoming tour activities of Disbelief, the band has hired an old friend: Ex-Disbelief guitarist Tommy Fritsch will help the guys out.

The new Disbelief album "66 Sick" gets in stores on March 14th 2005. On the same day, the No Mercy Festivals will kick off, check out the tour dates with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus, Cataract and Wykked Wytch: More...

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Six Feet Under Reveal Album Title And Release Date

Six Feet Under have revealed the title of their forthcoming album. "13" is the title and will be released on March 22, 2005 through Metal Blade Records. Some song titles to appear on the album are "Decomposition Of The Human Race", "Somewhere In The Darkness", and "The Poison Hand".

Vocalist Chris Barnes also had this to say:

Just want to fill you all in… This new CD is fully mixed and mastered and after an all night session at the Hit Factory, finishing the mix and then a drive back to Tampa from Miami at 4am, only to start a photo session with Joe Giron starting at 11am and finishing up last night at 9pm. I am sitting here right now cranking the fucking shit out of this motherfucker. Its full on brutal death metal guys - I mean heavy as fuck! The title track is on right now--this is the first CD I've done in a long time probably since Max Violence that I'm just freaking out on. I don't know how we put this together, but we did and it's really, really incredible. Just had to share that with you. This new CD will rip your fucking heads off. That's a promise.

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