"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2002
From: Midlothian, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mensrea News

Below is our complete Mensrea 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.

GWAR-B-Q Lineup Announced

Metal Blade Records and Slave Pit Inc. are once again teaming up to put on the wildest party of this or any other summer…the 2011 GWAR B-Q is on for September 17th at Hadad's Water Park, featuring two full stages of rock before the final, climactic performance from the mighty GWAR. And this will be no ordinary GWAR set (if such a thing could exist…) as original GWAR bass player Mike Bishop (the first Beefcake the Mighty) will join the band for a very special set of songs from the "Scumdogs" era, before turning over the stage to the latest incarnation of the universes most dangerous band!.

"After slacking off for easily four or five minutes, the slaves of GWAR are back at it, laboring ceaselessly to satisfy our muddied desire and provide you with the sick shit you crave," said crass uber-thing Oderus Urungus. "Everyone is ordered to attend the GWAR B-Q and pay homage to their undead overlords of necrotic filth, US, the mighty GWAR, and maybe even join us for a yummy grilled baby-ass."

Main Stage
Darkest Hour

Second Stage
Battle Master
White Cross
The Occultist
Bloody Crackdown

In addition to all the great music, there will be BBQ cook-offs, the return of The Spew-O-Lympic's and American A-hole competitions, a jousting exhibition from the Cutthroats Bike Gang, a Bloody T-Shirt contest and of course, all the fun that Hadad's Lake offers. Tickets are available here.

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10th Annual NEMHF Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.

Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.

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3 Inches Of Blood Announce Tour With Gwar

On October 9, Canadian metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD released an exclusive digital-only three-song EP, "Trial of Champions". The EP features the title track, B-side "Key to Oblivion" and "In the Time of Job When Mannon Was a Yippie", a unique interpretation of the song originally performed by LUCIFER'S FRIEND. "Key to Oblivion" is a B-side track from the recording sessions for their recent Roadrunner Records full-length release, "Fire Up the Blades", produced by Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT). The digital-only EP can be found via iTunes and other online outlets.

3 INCHES OF BLOOD is currently on tour with SHADOWS FALL and DIVINE HERESY, continuing to rally up legions of the Goatriders Horde. The band will head over to the UK and Spain for several early November performances, returning to the U.S. on November 18 for a North American tour with GWAR. The tour will also include a hearty mix of eclectic acts such as HORSE THE BAND, THE END and MENSREA. Concluding on December 6, the quaint tour will stir up a much-needed dose of sanity for the holiday madness!


Nov. 19 - Big Easy - Boise, ID
Nov. 20 - Midtown Ballroom - Bend, OR
Nov. 23 - Majestic Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA
Nov. 28 - Blue Cats - Knoxville, TN *
Nov. 30 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Dec. 01 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
Dec. 03 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
Dec. 06 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC

*Off-date; 3 INCHES OF BLOOD headline, THE END support

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Centralia Issue Update

Centralia posted the following updates on their myspace blog.

Hey Whats Up All? Long Time No Post!

Well there are some things to report from over here in Camp Centralia! First And Foremost:

We Would Like Too Announce A New Addition To Our Family. After Much Searching And Almost Giving Up, We Have Finally Found Our Second Guitarist!! We Would Like To Welcome JOE To Centralia. He Is An Amazing Guitarst And We Couldnt Be More Thrilled To Have Him With Us. He And Ken Have Been Working Together On Hammering Out The Old Songs And They Are Complimenting Each Other Amazingly!! Look Out Folks, Things Have Just Jumped Up A Notch!! Come On Out To The Shows As Joe Will Be Joining Us On Stage Very Soon!!!


We Have Been In Writing Mode For Some Time Now And Are Going To Be Looking To Record Hopefully A Full Length Real Soon! We Have Two New Ones Completely Written And Will Be Playing Those Live In The Coming Shows, Many More Partial Things Written, Tons Of Ideas, And We Will Be ReRecording Two Of The Songs Off Of "The Burning Hell Below" EP...What Do You Think Those Two Should Be??

Stay Tuned Guys, Big Things [an album!] Are Going Down For Us!! We Have A Bunch Of Shows Lined Up Including May 25th With MENSREA!

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Devildriver Will Be Direct Support For Gwar

DEVILDRIVER will be direct support to GWAR on their upcoming North American tour that will also feature A DOZEN FURIES and MENSREA. Beginning on October 7 in Sayreville, NJ and running through November 11 in Seattle, WA, the tour will traverse the United States playing storied venues, including the Palladium in Worcester, MA, the House of Blues in Chicago and Harpo's in Detroit.

"Being on the road is where we like to be," says lead singer Dez Fafara. "Out there, meeting our fans and playing the heaviest music we can is our idea of a good time, and that we get to do this with one of our favorite bands in GWAR is just plain awesome."

DEVILDRIVER is touring in support of their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseeker's chart. The band will ramp up for the tour with four warm-up shows from September 25 – October 5. The band most recently toured the states as part of the inaugural Sound of the Underground tour with CLUTCH, LAMB OF GOD and labelmates CHIMAIRA and OPETH. Says Fafara, "Sounds was a summer-long barbecue. The bands were fun and the fans were great."

Released on June 28, "The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand" debuted at No. 117 on Billboard's Top 200 album charts and No. 17 on the Top Hard Rock chart. Additionally the album soared to No. 1 on the Metal/College Radio and Specialty charts while the video for "Hold Back the Day" continues to receive repeated spins on MTV2 and Fuse.

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More Shows Added To The Gwar Devildriver Tour

More shows have been added to the upcoming GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, A DOZEN FURIES and MENSREA tour of the U.S. and Canada. Dates are as follows:

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First Dates For Gwar, Devildriver Fall US Tour

A few tour dates for this Fall's US tour comprised of GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, A DOZEN FURIES, and MENSREA, have leaked out:

October 7 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
October 21 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
October 29 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's

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