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


Formed: 1985
From: Mol, Belgium
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Agathocles News

Below is our complete Agathocles 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.

Agathocles/Existench Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Agathocles/Existench premiere the pre-release full-album stream of their upcoming new split 7'', which will be out in stores - limited to 700 copies on black wax - on December 20th via Everyday Hate Records.

Check it out now in its entirety below:

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Agathocles Announces First U.S. Shows

Haunted Hotel Records, Unholy Anarchy Records, and Old Boy Productions are all conspiring to bring Belgian group Agothocles to the United States.

For the first time since the band's inception in 1985, Agathocles will play the Northeast USA this summer. Grind heads will finally bear witness to absolute audible destruction on these dates:

7/17: Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club w/ InTheShit, Mugwort & Leash
7/18: Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City w/ Pissing Match, Special Buddy Discount and Healer
7/19: Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class w/ Pizza Hi-Five, Embalmer and Humut Tabal
7:20: Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo Bar w/ Total Fucking Destruction, Ground & Submachine
7/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Total Fucking Destruction, Bleach Eater, Occult 45
7/22: Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space w/ Archagathus, Total Fucking Destruction, Mind as Prison,
7/23: NYC @ Saint Vitus Bar w/ Archagathus, G.O.D., Psycho, Musket Hawk & The Communion
7/24: Worcester, MA @ Ralph's Diner w/ Oblivionation, Truth Decay, Goat Felch, Gorepedo, & Musket Hawk

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Obscene Extreme Adds Four More Bands

The Obscene Extreme America mosh pit just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The festival takes place in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd, with the organizers issuing this statement about new confirmations:

"Fatal Flaw - Don’t get fooled by the band name! The only weakness these Montreal crustcore lunatics have is not being able to control the anger & ferocity that goes through their music. Raging crust punk is what you’ll get at OEF America and the only flaw possible is the lack of people in the mosh pit. Don’t make this happen, get your ass in the pit or you will feel the wrath of Fatal Flaw!

"The Drip - They're pissed off & ready to unleash the most barbaric grindcore the east-coast have ever witnessed. Washington State's The Drip deliver merciless fast-paced grind in a non stop onslaught of aggression & intensity. Get ready for a presentation of gruesome poetics while this modern grindcore band spread chaos through their blasting & unhealthy tunes.

"Noisem - Baltimore's Noisem will blast their vicious tunes in such a destructive velocity, it will feel like someone's shredding your fucking face with a cheesegrater. Formerly known as Necropsy, this young band's playing abrasive death metal at a lightning speed, destroying everything in its path. Be apart of the bestial birth of Noisem at OEF!!!

"Homewrecker - Things are going to get ugly at OEF America as Ohio's Homewrecker are back in Montreal with their grinding hardcore harmonies. They will show no mercy as they pummel your face with heavy as hell guitar riffs, punishing vocals & blistering fast drums!"

The previously announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Obscene Extreme Announces More Band Additions

The monster line up for Obscene Extreme America keeps growing with a new batch of bands announced to this year's festival in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd.

Announced this week are: Power Cup, Napalm Raid, Homalka, Broken Hope, Grotesque Organ Defilement, Total Fucking Destruction, and Rumpelstilskin Grinder.

These new announcements will perform alongside the previously revealed lineup of: More...

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Immolation And More Added To Obscene Extreme

Obscene Extreme America has announced more bands to this year's line up of extreme music in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd.

Announced this week are Immolation, Putrid Pile, Hard Charger, and Archagathus. The previously announced lineup is as follows:

Biological Montrosity
Corrupt Leaders
Creative Waste
Deche Charge
Department Of Correction
Fuck The Facts
Full Of Hell
Morpheus Descends
M.o.d. Aka Method Of Destruction
Mother Brain
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
Soil Of Ignorance
Trap Them More...

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More Bands Added To Obscene Extreme

And the brutality keeps on coming: Obscene Extreme America has added more bands to this year's line up for its fest taking place from August 20th - 23rd in Montreal, QC. Newly announced this week are the following groups:

Trap Them
Biological Montrosity
Soil Of Ignorance
Morpheus Descends

The previously announced lineup includes:

Corrupt Leaders
Creative Waste
Department Of Correction
Fuck The Facts
Full Of Hell
M.o.d. Aka Method Of Destruction
Mother Brain
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench More...

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Obscene Extreme America Adds More Bands

Obscene Extreme America's line up just got more Canadian with the addition of Ottawa, ON grind legends Fuck The Facts, Manitoba's Putrescence, and Quebec City's Saccage, plus Saudi Arabia's Creative Waste and Maryland/Pennsylvania based Full Of Hell will be joining the fest. The previously announced bands feature:

Corrupt Leaders
Department Of Correction
M.O.D. aka Method Of Destruction
Mother Brain
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench

The festival is set to take place on August 20th - 23rd, with additional details available over at this location. More...

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Agathocles Releases Split w/Satanic Malfunctions

Agathocles has teamed up with Satanic Malfunctions to release a split album, which is out now via SelfMadeGod Records. You can hear the "Born. Consume. Die." track by Satanic Malfunctions and "Burning Into Zen" by Agathocles via the Bandcamp players below. The full album's track listing is:

1. Living hell downfall
2. Brutality in darkness
3. Loss of innocence
4. Burning into zen
5. Edge of pain
6. Why for so long?
7. Hopeless daily war
8. Dead meat walking
9. Crackland

10. Charnel Valley
11. No More
12. Born. Consume. Die.
13. Excavated
14. Inadequate
15. Domestos
16. Welcome to Hell


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Agathocles Releasing New Split on Unholy Anarchy

The newly launched Unholy Anarchy Records and Distro, launched in the summer of 2013 out of Baltimore, will be making its first release a seven-inch split with Belgium's Agathocles and Pittsburgh, PA's Hogra. Due out in early August, the split will be a co-release with Blackseed Records, Jerk Off Records and At War With False Noise.

Unholy Anarchy is an independently owned and operated family business that focuses on maintaining the importance of physical music formats, especially vinyl. The label was founded with the hopes of delivering quality underground metal, punk and hardcore from artists and labels they respect. While awaiting the new Agathocles/Hogra split, check out an upload of one of Agathocles' previous split efforts with Violent Noise Attack - "Morally Wrong."

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Obscene Extreme Festival Running Order Revealed

There are only two weeks remaining in the countdown to the extreme metal gathering - Obscene Extreme Fest!

On July 3rd, Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the "Freak Festival" from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9PM the live events begins with the festival's "Doom Fest" headlined by Hooded Menace.

From Thursday the 4th to Saturday the 6th, the tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage.

Tickets can be purchased here and the running order is available below.

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
14.00 - ????? FREAK FESTIVAL
21.00 - 21.45 EVOKEN
22.00 - 23.00 ESOTERIC
23.15 - 00.15 HOODED MENACE

Thursday 4th July 2013
14.30 - 14.50 APE UNIT
15.00 - 15.20 MORKHIMMEL
15.30 - 15.55 GRAVEYARD
16.05 - 16.30 PERFECITIZEN
16.40 - 17.05 ANTIGAMA
17.15 - 17.40 CHAPEL OF DISEASE
17.50 - 18.20 USURPRESS
18.30 - 19.00 FUCK THE FACTS
19.10 - 19.40 FLESHLESS
19.50 - 20.20 AHUMADO GRANUJO
20.30 - 21.00 DESECRATION
21.10 - 21.50 MALIGNANT TUMOUR
23.00 - 00.00 CRYPTOPSY
00.15 - 01.00 HELL SHOW
01.00 - Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents More...

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Dehuman Announces New European Shows

Belgian act Dehuman has updated its "Bleeding Europe 2012" tour schedule, which is broken into two legs. The band's upcoming shows are:

PT.1: "The New Elite tour" opening for Master
- Oct. 6th – NL – Steenwijk – De Buze
- Oct. 7th – BE – Oostende – Ohk Oostende
- Oct. 8th – FR – Nantes – Floride
- Oct. 9th – FR – Bordeaux – Heretic (+ AD PATRES!)
- Oct. 10th – IT – Torino – United
- Oct. 11th – IT – Roma – Traffic Live
- Oct. 12th – IT – Prato – Controsenso
- Oct. 13th – AT – Dornbirn – Kulturcafé Schlachthaus
Check the Facebook event page here.

PT.2: "Mincing Authority tour" opening for Agathocles
- Oct. 14th – FR – Luynes – Korigan
- Oct. 15th – IT – Napoli – Sudterranea
- Oct. 16th – IT – Roma – Bencivenga
- Oct. 17th – SI – Ljubljana – Gronka Metelkovam
- Oct. 18th – IT – Milano – Blue Rose Saloon
- Oct. 19th – IT – Venice – Officine Meccaniche
- Oct. 20th – IT – Rimini – Boulevard Club
Check the Facebook event page here.

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Dehuman Announces French Shows

Dehuman has issued the following announcement about upcoming French tour dates in support of the new album "Black Throne of All Creation:"

"Friends, fiends and metal maniacs ! Kaotoxin records, Tanquam Aegri Somnia & Undercore are proud to join forces for a Belgian invasion of France named 'The Mincing Authority Tour' during which Dehuman, newly signed to Kaotoxin, will showcase its forthcoming debut full-length, 'Black Throne of all Creation,' opening for the legendary Mince Core fellow Belgians Agathocles for a three day, take no prisoner, blitzkrieg that'll conquer France."

Apr.13-2012 - FR - Toulouse - Squat des pavillons sauvages
Apr.14-2012 - FR - Bordeaux - Undergournd BlastFest 3 @ Heretic Club (with UNSU)
Apr.15-2012 - FR - Nancy - Soap Box Club

You can also check out a song from the new album, titled "Cast of Assassination," at this location.

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Agathocles Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Extreme metallers Agathocles has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album, titled "This is Not a Threat, It's a Promise." The new full length was recorded at Soundshape Studios in the band's home country of Belgium. "This is Not a Threat, It's a Promise" is planned for release in October through Selfmadegod Records.

Here is the "This is Not a Threat, It's a Promise" tracklisting:
1. Black Tea
2. Houses Of Fraud
3. Straight Lane
4. Bits And Chips
5. Reduce The Pain, Refuse The Gain
6. People's Property
7. Gaszilla
8. Soap And Joke
9. Hyvää Paivää
10. Financial Cris-Ass
11. Motherfucker (Swing That Axe)
12. Go With A Blow
13. Monkey Business
14. Troops Of Rhumania
15. Cut Off
16. God Save The Real Green Crocodile
17. Fangs Feasting On Funds
18. Cleptocracy
19. De Kiezer Heeft Nooit Gelijk
20. Aside
21. Ulkopuolinen
22. Stuck@Dumb.Com
23. More Patches Than Brains
24. Gallows Eve
25. After The Battle
26. Will Gone, Lobotomy Done
27. Manipulotiek

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Agathocles Announces New Album Release

Selfmadegod Records has issued the following announcement about releasing the "This is Not a Threat, Its a Promise" album by Agathocles this coming October:

"Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the release of the This is Not a Threat, It’s a Promise CD by the cult grind 'mince core' band Agathocles from Belgium. The 27-song album, recorded at Soundshape Studios in Belgium where the band recorded most of their full lengths, such as the classics Razor Sharp Daggers, Grind Is Protest, and Black Clouds Determinate."

Agathocles frontman Jan AG also commented:

"This album contains all elements which AG uses to create their brand of mince core. Going from raw punk to d-beat to old school straight forward grind, backed up with three different vocal styles. This time the lyrics deal with topics like losing your job and waiting for the repo man, scenesters, elections, the worldwide economic crisis, modern technology and the rise of Big Brother, and more. Get ready for another old-school, raw, mince core blast!"

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Agathocles Bassist Passes Away

This past weekend Agathocles' bassist Tony Schepkens passed away. "It's a tragedy, especially when this happens to someone so young," states the band's label Displeased Records on their site. No further details about his death is currently available.

Earlier this summer, the Belgian grinders finished up recording their new full length to be issued through Displeased Records. Named "Grind is protest," the album is expected in the winter of 2008/2009.

You can get more information on the band and check out some of their material from their vast discography on their MySpace page.

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Agathocles Finishing Recording Of New Album

Belgian grinders AGATHOCLES are finishing up the recordings for their new full length to be issued through Displeased Records. Named "Grind Is Protest," the new album will be even more brutal and In-Your-Face than its predecessor, "Mincer," according to the label.

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Agathocles To Begin Recording New Album

Belgian grindcore act AGATHOCLES will enter the studio in October/November to record their new, as-yet-untitled untitled album. The CD is expected to surface in early 2006 via Displeased Records.

AGATHOCLES' split seven-inch EP with SIVIIL IMURHA, which was originally released in 2003 in a limited edition of 500 copies, was recently reissued as a split CD-single on Jerk Off Records. For more information, contact Jerk Off Records at Jerk Off Records, c/o Marty Dwyer, 205 North K St., Needles, CA 92363, USA or via e-mail at danceswithpants@yahoo.com.

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BITGOTA and Agathocles Plan Split CD

Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus have announced intentions to release a split with Agathocles. The split will feature new material from BITGOTA, while Agathocles will contribute unreleased songs from a 1997 recording session. The bands are currently shopping record labels for the split's release.

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