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Below is our complete Vision of Disorder 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.
Vision Of Disorder has checked in with the following brief announcement about beginning work on a new full-length album:
"Pre-production for our new album on Candlelight Records has begun with the mighty Zeuss! (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Rob Zombie)."
Stay tuned for details on the upcoming release.
In 1995, Long Island, NY hardcore band Vision Of Disorder released "Still" as a four-track 7” EP on Striving For Togetherness Records.
"Still" was part of a new generation of the New York Hardcore revival set in motion by bands such as Madball, 25 Ta Life, Crown of Thornz, No Redeeming Social Value, H2O, District 9, Shutdown, Indecision and the continued efforts of legendary bands like Sick Of It All, Murphy's Law, and more.
At the dawn of the 20th anniversary of the record, Dignified Bastard, Inc. (founded by Kevin Gill of SFT Records), is proud to present the epic "Still" recordings on limited edition 12" vinyl records with download cards included. Six stunning color variations are available. The original packaging, thank you list, etc. have been kept as they originally appeared in 1995. Pre-order your copy over here.
The original 7" record sold through numerous pressings before going out of print around the year 2000, leaving this gem commercially unavailable for nearly 15 years... until now. You are invited to take a step back in time to 1995 - let disorder reign! More...
New York tech metal manipulators Car Bomb will kick off the New Year with two shows this weekend alongside hometown hardcore heroes Vision Of Disorder.
On Saturday, January 26th Long Island’s favorite sonic contortionists will level the stage of Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey and again on Sunday at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York. Comments the band on performing with V.O.D.:
“On Long Island, these guys were always the band to beat in the hardcore scene. Breakdowns that came out of nowhere damn smack in the middle of a song? No one was fucking doing that, and no one was heavier. We’re definitely honored to throw down with our local compadres.”
1/26/2013 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ w/ V.O.D.
1/27/2013 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ V.O.D. More...
This week, Long Island-based hardcore innovators Vision of Disorder will hit the stage for the first time in 2013 with a duo of East Coast gigs, once again in support of new album, "The Cursed Remain Cursed."
This Saturday, January 26th the band will storm Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey followed by Sunday at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York, with support from fellow NYC tech metal squad Car_Bomb at both shows.
Next week, VOD will cross the country for first West Coast headlining performances supporting the new album at Studio Seven in Seattle on Friday, February 1st, and at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, California the next night.
Later this month, Vision of Disorder will traverse the globe for a massive set of festival and tour dates across Australia. First set to perform as part the massive Soundwave Festival across the country along with Linkin Park, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Ghost, Tomahawk and countless others. Between the festival’s segments, VOD will also share the stage with longtime hometown NYCH brethren Sick Of It All and Madball for two crushing shows together. See the band’s full tour itinerary posted below. More...
Next Mosh has posted a new video interview online with Vision of Disorder front man Tim Williams, which was conducted at a benefit concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on November 24th. Check out the footage below.
Vision Of Disorder also recently released a new music video for the track "Hard Times," which can be viewed at this location.
Long Island hardcore pioneers Vision of Disorder has just released a newly-completed official video for the pummeling track “Hard Times.” The fourth anthem from the band's fourth full-length "The Cursed Remain Cursed," VOD enlisted the expertise of Tom J. Cronin to direct and construct the high-paced visual depiction of the song, filmed live at two vicious gigs in London and Manchester just days before the release of "The Cursed Remain Cursed" this past September.
Check out the video through Noisey here or in the player available below. The following press release was also issued about the band hosting a charity show:
"We are also now just days away from 'Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief.' After witnessing the devastation brought on by Hurricane Sandy on October 29th, the band immediately reorganized their headlining show in Brooklyn this Saturday, November 24th to benefit victims of Sandy’s wrath across the region. An event coordinated by Vision Of Disroder alongside Candlelight Records, Earsplit PR and Metal Insider, officially, 100% of the ticket proceeds from VOD as well as supporting acts Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows and Primitive Weapons will be donated to the Red Cross to aid residents whose lives were impacted by the storm.
"Show attendees are invited to bring supplies -- nonperishable food, batteries, toilet paper, etc. -- for area shelters and food banks, as donation bins will be posted outside of the venue. Supplies to aid pets and animals displaced by the storm will be donated to Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey. Those not in the area for this event who wish to help can make donations directly to the Red Cross via the Picking Up Change Firstgiving link." More...
Today Vision of Disorder has announced that all the proceeds from the band's upcoming headlining concert in Brooklyn later this month will be donated to the Red Cross, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
What was simply a headlining show for the band has now been dubbed “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief.” Vision of Disorder initiated this act of support to the band's community after witnessing the catastrophic demolition across the New York metropolitan area and beyond as Sandy surged through the region on October 29th.
VOD, as well as the other bands performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 24th, will contribute donations to the Red Cross to help aid the decimated areas and many displaced local residents throughout the Northeast as the season grows colder. In a collective statement the members of VOD had this to say:
“Our hearts go out to those severely affected by this tragic incident. Being from Long Island, Hurricane Sandy has (quite literally) hit home for us. The music scene in Long Island, The New York metro area and New Jersey have been so supportive to VOD over the years that we felt donating the proceeds from the Brooklyn show was a no-brainer. We are proud to announce that the opening acts (Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows) have also agreed to donate their proceeds. We hope that this small gesture can add to the ongoing efforts and help rebuild these traumatized areas. We look forward to seeing you all on Nov 24th to support this cause.”
In addition to the funds generated by Vision of Disorder, Yuppicide, Primitive Weapons, and Swarm of Arrows at “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief” going directly to the Red Cross, show attendees are invited to bring supplies – canned/nonperishable food, batteries, toilet paper, etc. -- for area shelters and food banks, as donation bins will be posted outside of the venue. Supplies to aid pets and animals displaced by the storm are also acceptable and will be donated to Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey. More...
As part of Metal Insider’s CMJ festivities, Metal Blade recording artist and That Metal Show co-host Don Jamieson sat down for an interview with Vision of Disorder at NYC comedy club The Stand.
Vocalist Tim Williams and guitarist Mike Kennedy engaged in an informal 25-minute interview that touched on many topics, from the band’s beginnings as a Long Island band blurring the lines between hardcore and metal, to a hiatus and subsequent reformation, and what it was like to play with Pantera on what turned out to be the band's last show.
There’s probably no hardcore scene more famous than the one in New York. It’s produced legendary bands that have been going steadily for decades, such as Sick Of It All, as well as bands which have gone away, only to come back stronger than ever such as Agnostic Front. Another band that fits in the latter category is Long Island suburbanites, Vision Of Disorder. Vision Of Disorder was formed in 1992 by guitarist Mike Kennedy and Matt Baumbach, along with vocalist Tim Williams, drummer Brendon Cohen and bassist Mike Fleischmann, who left the band shortly after they formed, only to return a short time later. Following the release of numerous demos, the band got to work on an EP entitled, "Still," that proved to be something of a breakthrough release for the band, garnering a strong underground fan base. It was also while recording, "Still" that they partook in the documentary, "N.Y.H.C." alongside such bands as Madball, Crown Of Thornz and No Redeeming Social Value. The buzz around the group and their, "Still" record led them to sign a deal with Supersoul Records, a subsidiary of Roadrunner Records and they released their self-titled debut album in October 1996. The album was an underground hit, with many fans still considering it to be their best work to date and praising it for the innovative approach to traditional hardcore music.
The band then moved to Roadrunner Records itself, through which they released their sophomore effort, "Imprint" in July 1998. The album marked an important moment in the history of the group, receiving favourable reviews and becoming their best selling album to date, but alienated many of their old fans who were less than impressed with their new sound. Vision of Disorder were forced to record the album in only two weeks by Roadrunner, a move which did not sit well with the band and led to them leaving the company. Instead of working on new material, the quintet decided to re-record nine songs for their next CD, "For the Bleeders," which was released in 1999 through Go Kart Records. More...
This weekend, Vision of Disorder’s hometown release show for new record "The Cursed Remain Cursed" will be filmed for inclusion in a video documentary on the Long Island hardcore community.
Currently being constructed by director Chris Lilli, the Long Island hardcore documentary will showcase artists from the founding acts of the movement to today’s modern icons from the expansive Long Island scene, including Indecision, Silent Majority, Milhouse, Kill Your Idols, Backtrack, Neglect, Mind Over Matter and more.
Vision of Disorder frontman Tim Williams stated this week: “We will be shooting live from the Ollie's point show and we want strong island to represent in all forms!” Anybody in the NYC area should not miss the disorder this show will surely provide. The band's upcoming shows are:
10/19/2012 Club Revolution - Long Island, NY
11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY w/ Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide
The first album from the band in over a decade, "The Cursed Remain Cursed "was released September 18th via Candlelight Records.
East Coast Tsunami Fest returns to Reading, PA this coming September 29th & 30th. A teaser trailer for the festival can be viewed below. The following bands will be performing at the East Coast Tsunami Fest:
Vision of Disorder
One Life Crew
Strength for a Reason
No Turning Back
Sick of it All
Vision of Disorder's "The Cursed Remain Cursed" will hit North American streets in just one week via Candlelight Records on September 18th. Today Metal Hammer is streaming all eleven tracks from "The Cursed Remain Cursed" for a limited time at this location.
You can also watch the band's new video for "Set to Fail" right here. The upcoming Vision of Disorder tour dates are as follows:
9/14/2012 The Underworld - London, UK
9/15/2012 Mojo Live - Manchester, UK
9/29/2012 Club Reverb - Reading, PA @ East Coast Tsunami Fest
10/19/2012 Club Revolution - Long Island, NY
11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY w/ Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide
Today Vision Of Disorder discloses another new single from the band's pending full-length, "The Cursed Remain Cursed," in the form of a video for the album’s second track, “Set To Fail.” Check out the video below or over at MetalInjection.net here. "The Cursed Remain Cursed" is due out on September 18th, 2012.
Stated guitarist Matt Baumbach: "’Set To Fail’ is a song that was literally finished the day before we went into the studio. [Mike] Kennedy showed up with this insane riff and it all came together very fast. This record is crazy in that some songs took three years and others took three days. It's by far one of our strongest tracks ever in my opinion and its gonna be insane live."
Vocalist Tim Williams added: “Set To Fail” was the last song to come together for The Cursed Remain Cursed writing sessions. When the track was played back over the studio speakers it was clear from the first thirty seconds we had a monster on our hands. The track represented everything VOD was, is and will be. All the elements and chaos VOD has to offer is within the track. When our friend Kirk Farrington approached us for a video shoot there was no doubt in our minds that this song would be it. Lyrically, the utmost honest and venomous track on the record, coming from a journey through the several levels of a personal hell so deep, that even the sun could cast no shadows.” More...
Vision of Disorder is set to release "The Cursed Remain Cursed" on September 18th, 2012 and today the band has posted an extensive video interview from a recent stop by the offices of Sirius Satellite Radio. Get the scoop on the new album at VOD’s Facebook Page right here.
The album’s lead single “Loveless” has already stormed into the Top 20 on CMJ’s Loud Rock Album chart, and is still streaming via longtime Lambgoat.com at this location. Vision of Disorder also has the following upcoming live shows:
9/14/2012 The Underworld – London, UK
9/15/2012 Mojo Live – Manchester, UK
9/29/2012 Club Reverb – Reading, PA @ East Coast Tsunami Fest
10/19/2012 Club Revolution – Long Island, NY
11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY w/ Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide More...
Candlelight Records today reveals the album artwork and track listing for Vision of Disorder’s forthcoming new album, "The Cursed Remain Cursed." Set for release on September 18th, it is the first new album from the New York-based hardcore band in over ten years. The album is a working collaboration between Vision of Disorder, producer Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence), and mixer Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion).
Several artists were considered for "The Cursed Remain Cursed" as the band looked for images that would reflect the near four years of intense work that comprised the making of the album. It was the vision of East Anglia-based illustrator Tom Bates that struck the right chord with the band in making the final selection. Guitarist Mike Kennedy says, “Some of the best album covers, like Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger and Faith No More’s Angel Dust, say everything and nothing at the same time. We felt like Tom’s art really impacted us profoundly in that way. None of us were thinking in that direction yet as soon as we saw it, the band unanimously wanted it on the cover.”
Lyrical inspiration for The Cursed Remain Cursed, as detailed by vocalist Tim Williams, came from a personal place. “There was a lot going on in my life at the time we began writing songs for the record and I had a lot to reflect upon,” he reveals. “Looking back over the past few years, I have had to make some difficult decisions. There were things that needed to change. Some things die quietly, while other things take years to pass. Your life is what you make of it, to live is to learn.” Continuing he notes, “some songs came very easy, like ‘Skullz Out.’ Songs like ‘Loveless’ and Set To Fail’ took a little bit more effort because they were already saying something musically, so I had to work extra hard to push the vocal over the top.”
With creative detail now complete, the band is preparing for the album’s early autumn release and upcoming live appearances. Reflecting the extensive process, guitarist Matt Baumbach says, “In my opinion The Cursed Remain Cursed is our band’s finest achievement. We are proud to have written something that represents the next level of VOD. It is never easy to make one of our records; it’s long, arduous, and at times maniacal. This record bleeds from the band’s heart and it survived hell and back to get here. Roll the dice one more time because we are all in with this one.” Kennedy adds, “we feel we accomplished a very unique, vicious and exciting record without compromising the VOD brand of hardcore.” More...
Candlelight Records today confirms September 17th as the European release date for "The Cursed Remain Cursed," the new album from New York’s Vision of Disorder. Teaming with producer Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence) and mixer Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion), "The Cursed Remain Cursed" features eleven new songs, including the album’s lead single “Loveless.” It is the first new recording by the band in over ten years.
"We feel we accomplished a very unique, vicious and exciting record without compromising the VOD brand of hardcore,” says guitarist Mike Kennedy. "The Cursed Remain Cursed sounds like nothing we've ever done." Vocalist Tim Williams adds, “the songs are raw, real and from the heart."
Upcoming Vision of Disorder live dates include:
09/14/12 - The Underworld, London UK
09/15/12 - Mojo Live, Manchester UK
10/19/12 - Club Revolution, Long Island, NY
11/24/12 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Long Island hardcore pioneers Vision of Disorder recently finished recording their new full-length, and worldwide debut for Candlelight Records, entitled "The Cursed Remain Cursed." Today hardcore webzine/community Lambgoat is hosting an exclusive worldwide premiere of "Loveless," the opening track to "The Cursed Remain Cursed," at this location.
The following press release was issued about the band:
"With eleven brand new energetic anthems, culminating influence from all eras of VOD's infamous discography -- their first new album to be recorded since their 2001-released From Bliss To Devastation -- The Cursed Remain Cursed has been under construction for nearly four years. The anticipated new tunes were recorded by Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence, Four Year Strong) and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion, Ignite, Pennywise). The Cursed Remain Cursed will be released early this fall, and as per the band, was 'written for the fans.'
"Vision of Disroder will take part in the upcoming CBGB's Festival this Summer, performing July 6th at Webster Hall in Manhattan, where the outfit will join hardcore legends Absolution, the Cro-Mags, Sick Of It All and more on stage in homage to the beloved, now-extinct NYC venue."
7/06/2012 Webster Hall - New York, NY @ CBGB's Fest with Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags, Absolution
10/19/2012 Club Revolution - Long Island, NY
New Vision of Disorder tour dates will be announced in the coming days, including both stateside and European performance, and details for "The Cursed Remain Cursed" including the cover artwork and official worldwide release dates will be posted in the coming weeks.
Vision of Disorder has issued the following announcement about signing on with Candlelight Records:
"Before the word 'Metalcore' existed… Vision Of Disorder did. We did what we did because WE loved it, not because we thought others might. 20 years later we’re, once again, at work with the same approach. After a newly inked deal on Candlelight Records, we are about to begin tracking on our first studio album in a decade. We are bringing all the elements of what made us unique and ferocious to the table. Playing reunion shows over the past few years and seeing such positive responses has truly been inspirational. This album is absolutely dedicated to our fans that have stuck by us through our ups and downs. Without them, it would not have been."
The band will start recording the as-yet-untitled album in the next month or so with Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence, Four Year Strong) and Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion, Ignite, Pennywise) will be handling mixing of the album.
Darren Toms, Candlelight’s European label manager, had this to say about the new collaboration:
“I have been a fan of the band since the first release many years ago on Roadrunner/Supersoul and after hearing the new material I’m very excited to be working with the band and getting them back to where they need to be in today’s market.”
Candlelight also issued the following statement about the band's history and upcoming plans: More...
Killswitch Engage has issued the following announcement about a Long Island show on August 29th:
"We proudly announce Killswitch Engage at the Bay Stage at Jones Beach in Long Island New York on 8/29!
"2 Stages! Doors at 5pm! Unearth, Very Special Guests... VISION OF DISORDER, and All That Remains and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on the Main Stage. The Plaza Stage will have 3 locals tba.
"Tickets go on sale Friday. Members of Take This Oath can purchase tickets today! You can check out set times for the bands below!"
Unearth – 6:35 to 7:05
Vision of Disorder – 7:20 to 8:00
All That Remains – 8:15 to 8:55
Killswitch Engage – 9:20 to 10:30PM
PLAZA STAGE – Band’s TBA
6:15 – 6:35
Plenty more bands have been confirmed for this years edition of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest. Among the new names confirmed are Deicide, Gojira, Pentagram, Amebix and Soilent Green. A press release from the festivals organizers reads as follows:
As promised, here is the list to be added to that of December 2008!
Nobody will be surprised to see names to satisfy all those who are fans of Hellfest and it will be Christmas all over again!
"Who can already boast having seen the fathers of American Doom PENTAGRAM, the American Black Sabbath founded by Bobby Liebling who, unfortunately, didn't have as much fame but, nevertheless remains THE reference for all fans of these slow and wicked musics! The first and only date in Europe will be at Hellfest! the real godfather of US Doom!
"Not to forget without whom such artists as Neurosis, Napalm Death, Sepultura and many others, would never have found their different sounds! The inventor of Crust, AMEBIX is back in Europe for one date only, connaisseurs will be happy and all others will listen attentively as extreme music wouldn't be the same without them! More...