From: Philadelphia, PA, United States
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Below is our complete Rumpelstiltskin Grinder 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.
Philadelphia thrashers RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have completed recording their brand new album. The as-yet-untitled new full-length was recorded by engineer Dan O'Hare at Mark It Zero studios and will see a January 20, 2009 release (January 26th internationally) through Relapse Records.
The band recently visited Woozyfly.com's JSM studios to record a set where they debuted three tracks, "Nothing Defeats The Skull," "Beware The Thrash Brigade," and "Brainwasher," from the forthcoming album. The session is streaming online and can be accessed online here.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER has also announced a string of upcoming tour dates, their first since completing the new album. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below with more to be announced shortly.
Here are the latest RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER tour dates:
September 18 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
September 27 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13 (w/ MISERY INDEX, MORTAL DECAY, REVOCATION, THE BARN)
October 11 Dover, DE Hardwired Rock Bar (w/ DIVINATION, VON KULL)
October 24 Allentown, PA The Sterling Hotel (w/ CAR BOMB, PSYOPUS, JUCIFER, and more)
November 21 York, PA Smalls (w/ SPINEBELT, GLOOMINUS DOOM)
Speed N' Spikes is a series of five limited edition split 7" releases from ten of the best underground thrash metal bands today. Volume two features all new and exclusive material from RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and the first new material from ABSU in nearly 10 years. This split 7" will be available May 20th and includes the RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER track "Brainwasher C. 1655" and ABSU tracks "To The Gallows" and "Thrashstorms," which can be heard now on each band's respective MySpace pages (MySpace.com/RumpelstiltskinGrinder and MySpace.com/Absu). You can get more information on the split, including pre-order options, on the release page.
Issue one of the series featured recent Relapse signees TOXIC HOLOCAUST and Rochester's BLUDWULF and has completely sold out since its release in January. Future editions will feature new and exclusive material from ABIGAIL, EARLY MAN, NEKROMANTHEON, RAMMER, AVENGER OF BLOOD, and WITCHAVEN. Each edition will be on colored wax and strictly limited to 1,000, never to be repressed again. The Speed N' Spikes series also features collectible original artwork from Relapse's Timothy Leo and Mike Wohlberg of The Fat Kid Illustration, with each volume making up a portion of a comic strip. Further release information for each edition will be made available at Relapse.com shortly.
Philadelphia’s RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have issued the following update:
“We just posted a brand new song called ‘Brainwasher’ that we just recorded for a split 7? with ABSU. It will be coming out sometime in the very near future. It will also be on our next album as well which we are shooting for an early spring of 2008 release. Enjoy!”
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder has lined up a handful of Fall tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:
10/20 Ardmore, PA @ Rusty Nail
10/26 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grille
10/27 Danville, VA @ Plan B
10/28 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
10/29 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
10/30 Marietta, GA @ Swayze's
10/31 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
11/1 Beaumont, TX @ Vortex
11/2 Wichita Falls, TX @ The 169
11/3 St. Louis, MO @ Just Bills
11/17 New York, NY @ Snitch Bar
11/23 Delran, NJ @ The Cue Club II
11/24 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx w/ Possessed
12/2 Staten Island, NY @ L'Amours
Relapse Records‘ RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have lined up the following upcoming shows:
July 14 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Halfshell
July 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ Piledriver, Sacrificial Blood
August 15 - Reading, PA @ Silo Nightclub w/ Into Eternity, Daath, Chthonic
August 17 - Allentown, PA @ Sterling Hotel w/ Mortician
Octobe 27 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
Philadelphia-based “criminal thrashers” RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have announced the following upcoming shows:
April 13 - Downingtown, PA @ Paul Green School-Rock Music
May 5 - Ardmore, PA @ The Rusty Nail
Philadelphia's self-proclaimed criminal thrash band Rumpelstiltskin Grinder has restructured their line-up following the departure of vocalist Eli Shaika and announced their first show back.
The vocalist slot will be shared by current RsG guitarist Matt Moore and bassist Shawn Riley. Rounding out the quartet are guitarist Ryan Moll (also of Divine Rapture and Azure Emote) and drummer Pat Battaglia.
The band's first show back in action will be March 10th in Fleetwood, PA at Alexander's German Deli with more shows expected to be announced soon. Meanwhile, the group is currently writing material for the follow-up to their 2005 Relapse Records debut album, "Buried In The Front Yard."
Philadelphia, PA thrashers RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have parted ways with vocalist Eli Shaika. "Shawn [Riley, bass] and Matt [Moore, guitar] are doing vocals, and we're not playing shows for a couple months to write new material," the band writes in a statement. "Simple enough. But what to expect when we come back... Who knows? Perhaps a song about a giant squid who lives in the sewers of a major city and rules the underground? Maybe a feel good rocker about a short but meaningful friendship with... a GHOUL?? Maybe we'll even see a giant inflatable skull on stage during 'Nothing Defeats the Skull'. One thing remains for sure though... are we still going to thrash? Yes. Are we fucking around? Of course not."
RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER's Relapse Records debut, "Buried in the Front Yard", came out in October 2005.
According to the venue's website, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Unearthly Trance Facedowninshit, and Fuck the Facts will be performing at El Torreon in Kansas City, MO on September 6th for what is being billed as the Relapse Records Contamination Tour. More details on the tour are expected the be announced shortly.
Sweden's DISFEAR performed the first show of their North American tour in Philadelphia at the First Unitarian Church with label-mates RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and others on Friday, May 12. From there, the crust-rock destroyers will be hitting major cities in the North, East, Mid-West and Canada with fellow label mates MISERY INDEX along with Strong Intention and more during the course of the tour. A complete listing of DISFEAR tour dates can be found below.
This is DISFEAR’s second North American visit since the release of their Relapse debut, Misanthropic Generation. Upon returning home from this tour, they will finish up work on the follow-up album to Misanthropic Generation that is expected to see a late 2006 / early 2007 release via Relapse.
Currently confirmed Disfear tour dates are as follows: More...
Mayhem productions presents Minneapolis Mayhem 3. Minneapolis Mayhem's first set will take place on August 25th and 26th at the Star Central in Minneapolis, confirmed bands are as follows:
Avenger of Blood
More bands to be confirmed.
Relapse Records has announced the details for its 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) label showcase. This showcase, the labels fifth consecutive at SXSW, will be held at Room 710 (710 Red River Street) on Saturday, March 18th. The show starts promptly at 8 pm and will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge-holders.
This year’s line-up includes CEPHALIC CARNAGE (Denver, CO), ZOMBI (Pittsburgh, PA), FACEDOWNINSHIT (Carrboro, NC), RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER (Philadelphia, PA), RWAKE (Little Rock, AR) as well as a special appearance by MUNICIPAL WASTE (Richmond, VA). This showcase will mark the first SXSW appearance for new label signings FACEDOWNINSHIT, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and RWAKE..
The 2006 Relapse Records showcase will be held in conjunction with long-time label supporters X Taster, Rock Sound and Decibel Magazine.
RELAPSE RECORDS 2006 SXSW SHOWCASE
Saturday, March 18th @ 8:00 pm
Room 710 (710 Red River Street, Austin, TX)
Additional information on SXSW can be found at the official SXSW website.
EXHUMED have announced fall/winter tour dates in support of their upcoming release, "Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated", to be issued on Parasitic Twin Records, distributed via Relapse Records. These West Coast gore fiends will kick off their five week tour on October 27 in Aptos, CA. Throughout the course of the tour, EXHUMED will share stages with the likes of BEHEMOTH, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER, GRIEF and many others.
"Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated" is a collection of cover songs that harkens back to the band's filthiest roots (MASTER, SIEGE, UNSEEN TERROR) and pays homage to influential classics (PENTAGRAM, AMEBIX, SAMHAIN, THE CURE). The CD will see a U.S. release on November 8.
Upcoming EXHUMED shows are as follows: More...
Relapse Records has announced the signing of criminal thrash masterminds, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER. The band's Relapse Records debut, "Buried in the Front Yard", will see an October 11 release date.
The Philadelphia, PA quintet administers waves of relentless energy on "Buried in the Front Yard". Spinning speed metal into gold, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER's DISSECTION vs. KREATOR-esque metal and extreme genre-bending thrash is sure to ignite the moshing hordes of the underground into a sweating — yet bewildered — frenzy!
RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER frontman Eli Shaika issued this warning upon the band's signing to Relapse, "Hold onto your wallets...cause we're not fuckin' around!"
Shaika and the rest of the "orange and black attack", known for their extremely energetic live performances, will launch a string of east coast live dates this month in anticipation of "Buried in the Front Yard"'s release. The band's first live show since joining the Relapse family will take place on August 19 in Trenton, NJ as part of the 2005 Hellfest, where they will perform alongside labelmates NILE, BURIED INSIDE and THE END.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER tour dates:
Aug. 19 - Trenton, NJ @ Sovereign Bank Arena (as part of Hellfest 2005)
Aug. 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tritone
Sep. 17 - Reading, PA @ The Silo
Sep. 18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
Sep. 30 - Binghamton, NY @ Ranelle's
Oct. 01 - New York, NY @ ABC No Rio
Oct. 02 - Jamaica Plain, MA @ Midway Cafe
Oct. 07 - Baltimore, MD @ The Mojo
Oct. 08 - Washington, DC @ Warehouse Next Door