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From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.
Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...
This Saturday, January 30th, 2016 marks the first annual Florida Metal Fest organized by brothers John and Donald Tardy of death metal legends Obituary.
The event is set to take place at The Cuban Club, Ybor City in Tampa and the two stage gala will see some of the Sunshine State's most iconic bands - including Obituary, Malevolent Creation, Atheist and Deicide.
Additionally, the Tardy brothers have invited some of their favorite bands from around the country to take part in this special event including Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, Madball, Broken Hope and Generichrist.
Two local Floridian bands, both winners of the Battle Of The Bands contest show, will be opening the fest. The first battle was held on November 27th at the BrassMug where the winning band was Untoten Krieg. The second battle took place on December 26th at the Crowbar in Ybor City, with Unsung Destroyer winning the proverbial belt.
Said John Tardy of fest: "My brother and I have been so fortunate and thankful to be part of some the best and biggest music festivals in the world. The amount of people, bands and energy these festivals can bring is just awesome. From the first time we played one, it has always been a dream of ours to put together a music festival that is not only fun for the fans, bands and crews, but one that also brings a closeness to all involved. After years and years of talking about it, we finally decided the time is now. More...
We've almost got another year in the bag, so it's time to take a look back at all that went down throughout 2015 in the world of heavy metal.
This was an uneven year featuring both highs and lows, and metal didn't escape the drama frequent in other styles of music at all in the last 12 months. Echoing previous schisms in famous black metal bands, Immortal finally took its turn imploding and split into two, and this was probably the worst year in recent memory for U.S. metal tours.
On the flip side of that, a solid number of amazing albums saw release, and metal also catapulted to the top of the charts with some major releases that made people outside the underground take notice.
After two solid years dominated by reunions and reboots, it looks like that craze is finally winding down. This year most notably we saw the return of Faith No More with “Sol Invictus,” but on the more underground end industrial black metal outfit Diabolicum also came back with a first album in 14 years. Although not quite on the same scale of time, Arcturus finally returned with a new full-length after a decade's waiting.
While there are less surprise reunions announced for the coming year, there is one classic outfit hitting the road to take note of, as Black Sabbath's “final” tour - dubbed The End - runs through most of 2016 across the globe. While we wait to see what's in store in the coming year, first we'll look back at everything that went down throughout 2015.
The Good: The Best Of Metal In 2015
Both Slayer and Lamb Of God ended up topping the charts with their latest albums (with Lamb Of God even getting nominated for a Grammy). It's not often a metal album hits #2 in the world, but Slayer managed to do it. While not everyone loved the album, the exposure alone is good for the genre overall.
But how was the more underground metal? Simply put: pretty killer, if you knew were to look. There was a solid mix of great albums from long time bands like Amorphis, Cattle Decapitation, Enslaved, and Soilwork, as well as excellent material from newer and less prolific groups like Alkaloid, Tribulation, and Lychgate.
The tried and true classic outfits from Cradle Of Filth to Iron Maiden to My Dying Bride made appearances, and there were some seriously ambitious undertakings (Swallow The Sun released a TRIPLE album). A handful of bands that were already solid managed to really outdo themselves with stellar material this year though, including Subterannean Masquerade, Code, Shining, and Melechesh. More...
January 30th, 2016 will mark the official kick off of the first annual Florida Metal Fest! Organized by brothers John and Donald Tardy of death metal legends, Obituary, and set to take place at The Cuban Club, Ybor City in Tampa, year one of the brutal gala will see some of the Sunshine State's most iconic bands - including Obituary, Malevolent Creation, Deicide and Atheist - unite and return to their roots in the very heart of the death metal world. Additionally, the Tardy brothers have invited some of their favorite bands from around the country to take part in this special event including Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, Madball, Broken Hope and Generichrist!
Two local Floridian bands, both winners of the Battle Of The Bands contest show, will be opening the fest. The first battle was held on November 27th at the BrassMug where the winning band was
Untoten Krieg. The second battle will take place on December 26th at the Crowbar in Ybor City to determine the final band of this year's lineup.
Said John Tardy of fest: "My brother and I have been so fortunate and thankful to be part of some the best and biggest music festivals in the world. The amount of people, bands and energy these festivals can bring is just awesome. From the first time we played one, it has always been a dream of ours to put together a music festival that is not only fun for the fans, bands and crews, but one that also brings a closeness to all involved. After years and years of talking about it, we finally decided the time is now. We want to put together a first class festival. From the venue to the PA, from the lights to the lineup we are trying our best to make this as memorable event as possible. No festival, anywhere in the world, even with the best possible lineup, would work if the area does not support it. I think that Tampa, and its surrounding cities, is a great music area and one that is ready to make this event come to life."
Florida Metal Fest I Lineup:
Corrosion Of Conformity
Untoten Krieg [Battle Of the Bands Winner] More...
Lorna Shore has exited the tour that features Deicide and Hate Eternal (originally branded the Metal Alliance tour, which was scrapped after Entombed A.D. was booted). Explains the band:
"To those attending or planning to attend the remaining dates of The Deicide Headliner/Metal Alliance tour we are sad to say we will not be able to finish the rest of the tour. Unfortunately there have been multiple passings in a few members family’s and in this time of need, they are choosing to be with their families and we hope you can support our decision as we feel family is always first.
"We will be sure to be back in the areas we cancelled this year and our apologies are the most sincere. We highly advise you check out the rest of the tour and thank them for having us out! We apologize again and thank you for sticking with us."
After accusations from online commentors that Deicide was to blame for the unexpected tour problems rather than monetary issues, the band also issued a statement about the ill-fated live trek that can be read here).
Check out Lorna Shore's latest music video for the track "From The Pale Mist" taken from the new album "Psalms" below. More...
After Entombed A.D. was booted from the trek and the "Metal Alliance" name was taken off the tour posters, Deicide has finally posted this series of messages via Facebook about what happened with this ill-fated tour:
"These are the final dates to this tour, we could have just said fuck this whole mess, and been done with it! We don't do business like that and believe there is honor in finishing it not for ourselves but for the fans who deserve to see the band and who expect us to show up! This will be our last U.S. TOUR FOR A LONG LONG LONG TIME, come on out and support these great bands
"What happen with this tour is this...the agents put together a package that the local promoters had no faith in and couldn't afford and we're all asking to cancel their dates, so to keep it going and finish it out entombed were told to go home not by us. But by the agents that set up this tour so the local promoters could still do the shows, we are all in this mess together and I can assure you we will never get involved in anything like this ever again.
"We had nothing to do with entombed being kicked off tour blame metal alliance, there fucking mess!
"METAL ALLIANCE IS WHO YOU SHOULD BE ANGRY WITH, THIS FUCKING TOUR IS THERE BIG FUCKING MESS, NOT DEICIDE WE ARE ONLY GUILTY OF AGREEING TO DO THE TOUR!" More...
Due to unforeseen financial issues, Continental Concerts and the "Metal Alliance Tour" regret to announce that the 2015 "Metal Alliance Tour" has been cancelled.
However, the remaining dates will continue on as a Deicide headlining run, featuring special guests as support Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate and more.
Entombed A.D. is not on the bill due to the aforementioned issues, which was reported on here, in which the band commented: "Attention US headbangers! We got pulled of the U.S. Tour for reasons we don’t yet know. On our way to Sweden now. Never in 30 years have we experienced something like this. But we will be back soon! Cheers!!"
The dates are as follows:
June 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
June 12 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
June 13 - El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
June 14 - Lubbock, TX @ Depot "O" Bar Live
June 15 - Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
June 16 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
June 18 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
June 19 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
June 20 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall More...
Swedish death metallers Entombed A.D. (an offshoot of the original Entombed featuring various former original members) have apparently been pulled off the "Metal Alliance Tour" with Deicide, Hate Eternal, and Black Crown Initiate.
Comments Entombed A.D. in a statement:
"Attention US headbangers! We got pulled of the U.S. Tour for reasons we don’t yet know. On our way to Sweden now. Never in 30 years have we experienced something like this. But we will be back soon! Cheers!!"
Hate Eternal has checked in with the following announcement about the upcoming Metal Alliance tour:
"And so it begins...
"Hate Eternal will be part of the North American Metal Alliance Tour 2015 with Deicide, Entombed A.D., Black Crown Initiate and one more band who will be announced later.
"Confirmed dates and advance ticket sale info will be made available shortly." More...
Deicide is streaming a new live drum-cam clip showing Steve Asheim performing the song "Godkill" when the band played in Katowice, Poland at the Mega club on December 17, 2014 during their "In The Minds Of Evil European Tour".
Steve Asheim stated earlier last year about Deicide's plans for the next months: "We got picked up for another record, so we're gonna start working on some new stuff, which we've got a couple of songs kind of framed out already. So we're gonna be busy again all through next year - next couple of years, it looks like."
Check out now the new live drum-cam clip below.
Capital Chaos TV conducted an interview with Florida death metal veterans Deicide's drummer Steve Asheim at the Oakland Metro in Oakland, California.
States Asheim on Deicide's plans for 2015: "We got picked up for another record, so we're gonna start working on some new stuff, which we've got a couple of songs kind of framed out already. So we're gonna be busy again all through next year - next couple of years, it looks like. We're gonna work on a record and some more shows. It seems like they're gonna happen, so I'm looking forward to all that."
Continues Asheim on Deicide's longevity: "It's good to see that it is still going. It's weird when you hear kids talk about the band: 'We listented to you in high school.' It's like you hear that for years about how kids are listening to us in high school. So it's, like, we've been an ever-lasting presence in high schools for 20 years now. So, as we become multi-generational, it's, like, we have 50-year-old fans and then we still have 15-year-old fans that roll up. It's like the thing that… When I was a kid, Black Sabbath was, it's, like, that's what we've become - not in a selling sense, but in a how-people-think-about-your-band sense. I don't know… It's just a wild thing to have happened."
You can now watch the entire chat below.
Fan-filmed video footage of Deicide's December 8 performance at the Szene Wien in Vienna, Austria was posted to YouTube. You can watch now Deicide shred live through "Dead But Dreaming" below.
Remaining Dates of the "In The Minds Of Evil - European Tour 2014": More...
After it was revealed that Marduk will actually NOT be joining the "In The Minds of Evil Tour," the full lineup for the trek has now been revealed to feature these bands:
The currently announced dates are as follows, with a few more to still be added: More...
Yesterday it was announced that Marduk would be joining Deicide on tour with Carach Angren and Septicflesh, and a tour poster (available below) was released showing Marduk's name.
However Marduk has now stated the band was never confirmed for the tour and will not be appearing. The group's Facebook page was updated with this announcement:
"It has come to our attention that a tour with Deicide and Marduk has been announced. This was unfortunately an error, seeing as we already declined this offer. As to why this was broadcast in the first place we can but speculate, but most likely it’s a case of miscommunication." More...
Second Update: Marduk has now confirmed the band will NOT be playing this tour. Read the statement over here.
Update: There now appears to be some question as to whether Marduk is actually on the tour due to a comment on the band's Facebook profile (check out the screen capture below the tour promo poster).
This coming October, 2014, the death metal veterans in Deicide will be hitting the road for the "In The Minds of Evil" North American trek.
Support on the tour will come from the Swedish black metal masters in Marduk, the Greek symphonic death outfit Septicflesh, and fellow symphonic extreme metal group Carach Angren.
Specific dates and venues are forthcoming (so check back soon!), and the tour promo poster can be seen below.
Septicflesh will be performing in support of newly released opus "Titan" (stream the album here), while Carach Angren is currently working on a new album and Marduk will still be preaching from the 2012 "Serpent Sermon" (reviewed here). More...
The time to repent is here - the "End The Wrath Of God" music video is upon us! Deicide has partnered with InvisibleOranges.com to premiere of the band's new video.
"End The Wrath Of God" is the first video from Deicide's new release "In The Minds of Evil," and you can check it out below.
Released November 24th, just three days before Thanksgiving, "In The Minds of Evil" is the highest charting debut of the death metal band's career, entering the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #3 with first-week sales of 2,706.
Says Deicide frontman Glen Benton of the new album: "What better way to celebrate a bunch of religious pilgrims coming to America than with 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL'? Pass the gravy!" More...
After a series of online posts and interviews attacking each other following the end of the No Salvation tour, Broken Hope and Deicide have reached out to each other, made apologies, and mended friendships. Broken Hope comments:
"Glen Benton, Shaun Glass, and Jeremy Wagner have been good friends for 20 years and the blow-up in El Paso was completely unnecessary and the situation could have been rectified if all parties talked it out as friends.
"Moreover, there were some very low-blows lobbed in an effort to maim Glen Benton, and a number of those words were very unfair and very immature, so to that end, we apologize.
"That said, both bands have extended olive branches to each other in order to retain their longtime friendships, and to rise above all the worthless drama, finger-pointing, and scandalous fallout that’s plagued both bands.
"We’re glad to once again have Benton’s friendship and to have Deicide as brothers. FRIENDSHIP and MUSIC are ALL that matters here.
"We ask all fans to please embrace our effort to revive our friendship with Glen and Deicide, and as we all take a higher, more positive road. "
It's Halloween, and metal legends Deicide are embracing the spirit by dropping their "Thou Begone" lyric video.
"Look up... Look down... Look all around.... Right his wrong! Thou begone!" cackles Deicide frontman Glen Benton about the diabolical "Thou Begone" lyric video. Check it out below.
"Thou Begone" is the second track to be released from the band's upcoming new studio album "In The Minds of Evil," which will hit stores November 25th in North America via Century Media Records. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. In The Minds Of Evil (streaming here)
2. Thou Begone
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God More...
Broken Hope is currently out on the road with Deicide on the "No Salvation" tour and has posted the following message online about a fan having his throat cut during a show:
"Broken Hope just learned a fan got their throat cut with a box cutter during Broken Hope's set tonight in El Paso. Cops and paramedics are all over the place. Please send warm wishes to this fan."
A local news organization, KTSM.com, also reported on the situation:
At least two people were hospitalized after a fight at a metal concert in Downtown El Paso.
It happened at Tricky Falls on South El Paso Street near East Overland at about 11 last night. Police said at some point, a fight broke out and at least one person was stabbed in the neck.
One person who was there said he saw two people fighting in the mosh pit during the Deicide concert and then people pulled the two away from each other.
Paramedics took at least two people to University Medical Center with serious injuries. Police were investigating.More...
Demonic forces have returned from Florida...as Deicide streams the title track to the upcoming album "In The Minds Of Evil." The album drops on November 25th in North America via Century Media Records.
The track listing is:
1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God
Check out "In The Minds Of Evil" here: More...