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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.

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Vision Of Disorder Reveals New Album Details

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...

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Vision Of Disorder Announces Album Release

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

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Vision Of Disorder Streaming New Song

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.

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Vision Of Disorder Signs With Candlelight Records

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...

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Killswitch Engage Announces Long Island Show

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!"

MAIN STAGE
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
5:05-5:25
5:40-6:00
6:15 – 6:35

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Loads More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

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:

"Hello everyone!

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...

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More Roadrunner United DVD Footage Posted Online

Another clip from the forthcoming Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online. You can check it out below. The DVD chronicles the one night only concert when members of the Roadrunner roster, past and present, joined forces to perform classic songs from Roadrunner history. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Another Roadrunner United DVD Clip Posted Online

Another clip of the Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online and is available for viewing below. The DVD contains a full live concert aswell as backstage footage and interviews and features the following tracklisting:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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New Roadrunner United DVD Clips Posted Online

Previews of the forthcoming Roadrunner United have been posted online and are available to view below. The DVD features an all-star lineup of Roadrunner Records alumni and members of the current roster performing some of the biggest songs ever to be released by Roadrunner Records. The DVD also features a 75 minute documentary which includes behind the scenes footage and interviews.

The tracklisting for the concert is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Vision of Disorder Releases Video Clip From DVD

Vision of Disorder has posted online a video clip of the song "Element" from the upcoming posthumous "Dead In New York" DVD. "Dead In New York" is set to be released on November 16, 2008. The Long Island hardcore band will play a hometown show at Irving Plaza on Nov. 16 to commemorate the release of the DVD.

Filmed by Bill Yukich, the DVD includes shows from Long Island and Worcester, MA in 2006. Yukich was granted full access to the band, both on stage and off stage, capturing behind the scenes moments that encapsulate a historic part of the hardcore scene. V.O.D. dug deep into their own personal archives to provide rarely seen and sometimes never-before-seen footage dating back to 1994. More...

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VOD DVD Release Date Set, Reunion Show Planned

Vision of Disorder, the Long Island-based hardcore band that merged traditional east coast hardcore alongside thrash metal before disbanding in 2002, is set to release “Dead In New York,” a posthumous DVD showcasing the band’s frenetic live shows as well as backstage footage. The band, which only recently reunited for a handful of shows, will play a hometown show at Irving Plaza on Nov. 16 to commemorate the release of the DVD.

“The one thing we always knew when playing hundreds of shows around the world was that our live experience was always a special bond between the band and our fans. It always seemed like a big community at V.O.D. shows,” explains Matthew Baumbach. “What’s amazing about ‘Dead in New York’ is that we were able to capture that exact aspect. It shows everything from the mayhem of the material with people getting knocked out during the crazy breakdowns along with insane crowd sing-a-longs.”

Filmed by Bill Yukich, the DVD includes shows from Long Island and Worcester, Mass. in 2006. Yukich was granted full access to the band, both on stage and off stage, capturing behind the scenes moments that encapsulate a historic part of the hardcore scene. V.O.D. dug deep into their personal archives to provide rarely seen and sometimes never-before-seen footage dating back to 1994.

Here is the "Dead In New York" DVD track listing: More...

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Bloodsimple Frontman Interviewed On PureGrainAudio

Bloodsimple frontman Tim Williams sat down with PureGrainAudio to talk about the band's new album, Vision of Disorder's legacy, and how he's managed to survive over a decade in the music business. An excerpt of the interview follows:

PureGrainAudio: In 2006 Vision of Disorder did a couple reunion shows and there was a talk of a DVD release. What is the status of that release and would you ever reunite for a full tour?

Tim: I don’t think we’d ever do a full tour, but we will probably do some major cities here and there. We’re lucky that people even want to see that band anymore, so we’re not going to milk it. We’ll look at cities that we think would be cool to play, maybe head to Japan or something, but we’re going to keep it limited. As far as the DVD, it’s just been a bitch because Mike and I are in Bloodsimple and tied to Warner Bros., so the paper work is at our lawyers but it’s taken a while to clear all the red tape. It looks like there is an end in sight, so we’re hoping to have it out possibly this summer, even though it was supposed to be out last summer.

Read the full article at PureGrainAudio.com.

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More Vision of Disorder "Reunion" Dates Announced

MTV.com reports: Long Island, New York, hardcore legends VISION OF DISORDER, who have temporarily reunited for a spate of summer gigs, looked to have added some dates to their schedule. In addition to the band's appearances on the Sounds of the Underground Tour July 16 in Camden, New Jersey, and the Strhess Tour 2006 on August 12 in Worcester, Massachusetts, VISION OF DISORDER have booked an August 11 gig at Club Ritual in Levittown, New York, with GOD FORBID, and another for August 13 — same town and venue — with NORA.

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Machine Head To Play Select Dates On SOTU Tour

Machine Head, Converge, Vision of Disorder, Horse the Band and other special guests have been added to select dates on the Sounds of the Underground tour, featuring As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, the Chariot, Through the Eyes of the Dead and Evergreen Terrace.

The tour, which represents some of the best independent-minded music available today, begins appropriately over the Independence Day holiday week, on July 8 in Cleveland and runs through August 12 winding up in Universal City, California.

The new additions are: More...

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Bloodsimple Complete 5-6 New Songs

BLOODSIMPLE singer Tim Williams has posted the following mesage on the band's official MySpace page:

"We just got back from a week in the studio at an undisclosed location in Chicago. Man, we was workin our asses off. Buckled down and gettin' our groove on. We have emerged with about 5-6 new songs and some other ideas brewing. The shit, I kid you not, is on the next level for us. We are just playin our fuckin' hearts out. It was great to be back in the saddle; the boyz are good and focused. We've been off for like a month which was great, but it was better to be back. Now we are chillin' for the weekend and then it's rehersal time for Europe. Only bout a week and a 1/2 left. Then shit, it's on!!!! Across 16 countries in 30 dayz. If ya can do the math, that equals miles!!! Madd mothafuckin' miles! We will play a new song or two just to start testing them out. It's gonna be a hell of a trip, I'm ready, we will slaughter!!"

BLOODSIMPLE feature in their ranks former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION. The group's debut album, "A Cruel World", was released in March 2005 on MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's Bullygoat label imprint (via Warner Bros.). The CD was recorded in Vancouver B.C. with producer Garth Richardson, who has previously worked with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT and CHEVELLE. The album was mixed by Mike Fraser (HATEBREED).

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Superbowl of Hardcore 2006 Details Revealed

The Superbowl of Hardcore 2006 will take place on April 23rd at Club Spirit in New York City. Tickets are $22 in advance and can be purchased here. Attendees must have valid ID. The following bands have been confirmed thus far:

Underdog
Killing Time
Shutdown
Vision Of Disorder (or so we're told)
District 9
Indecision (with original singer, Tom)
Crown Of Thornz
Kickback
Murphy's Law
Do Or Die
Doomsday Device
One Man Army (ex-Fury Of Five)

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Watch A Live Video Of "Tired and Lonely" Online

A live video of the "Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions" band performing the song "Tired & Lonely" has been posted online at www.fuse.tv/metal (make sure pop-up blocker is off — or hold down "Control"). The group performing in the clip is as follows:

Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) – Drums
Keith Caputo (LIFE OF AGONY) - Vocals
Nadja Peulen (COAL CHAMBER) - Bass
Matt Baumbach (VISION OF DISORDER) - Guitar
Acey Slade (MURDERDOLLS) - Guitar
Omar Clavijo (ILL NINO) - Keyboards More...

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Vision Of Disorder MiniSet During Bloodsimple Show

BLOODSIMPLE's September 24 concert at Club Voltage in Levittown, New York included a short reunion set by VISION OF DISORDER (V.O.D.), the legendary New York hardcore band which featured in its ranks current BLOODSIMPLE singer Tim Williams and guitarist Mike Kennedy. Opening the show was KARNOV, whose lineup includes two other former VISION OF DISORDER members, drummer Brendon Cohen and bassist-turned-guitarist Mike Fleischmann.

In a Billboard.com review of the show, music journalist Greg Prato writes, "Sounding amazingly tight and heavy, despite not having played a show together in four years, V.O.D. cranked out a short-but-sweet three song set, including 'Choke', 'Element', and 'D.T.O.' Unfortunately, unless you were right up front (and good luck attempting that without taking a boot to the head), you couldn't get a good view of the band, thanks to the constant presence of three burly bouncers who stood on the front of the stage throughout. Despite mass chanting of 'V.O.D., V.O.D.,' the band was off the stage in what seemed like a flash."

Writing to BLOODSIMPLE's official MySpace.com page, Williams said about the concert, "For all those unlucky enough to miss this, you fucked up!!! This was the best BLOODSIMPLE show to date in Long Island!! Thanks to all the fans for making it amazing... V.O.D. was just as fun!! Thanks again to all the kids."

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Another Ozzfest Second Stage "Mystery Band" Slot

Ozzfest.com has added a second "mystery band" slot to the lineup of acts performing on the Hot Topic second stage at this year's travelling festival. BLOODSIMPLE, the New York-based band featuring former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION, are a favorite to fill one of the slots. There is no word yet on which act the second slot will go to.

Earlier this week, Ozzfest organizers announced that VELVET REVOLVER will be taking over for IRON MAIDEN as one of Ozzfest's main attractions when this year's traveling festival hits Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 23; IRON MAIDEN will be no-shows for the last seven dates of this summer's Ozzfest because of previous touring commitments they'd made overseas.

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Roadrunner Celebrates 25 Year With All-Stars Album

Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a 'master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars.

Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all the songs. Those chosen thus far are Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory/Brujeria) and Robert Flynn (Machine Head). The fourth writer/producer is yet to be named. These four musicians will not only play on the songs they have written but also assemble a unique team of artists to appear on each track. In order to cover as wide a spectrum as possible, no musician will play for more than one writer/producer and each song will feature a different vocalist.

Musicians who have already recorded for this project are Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory/Brujeria), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Paul Gray (Slipknot), Roy Mayorga (ex-Soulfly), Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head), Marcelo Dias (ex-Soulfly), Dave McClain (Machine Head), Nadja Peulen (ex-Coal Chamber) and Mike Sarkisyan (Spineshank). More...

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