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Agathocles

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

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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 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
14.00 - 14.20 SMASHING DUMPLINGS
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
22.00 - 22.50 NEGATIVE APPROACH
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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