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


Formed: 2000
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hurtlocker News

Below is our complete Hurtlocker 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.

Thine Eyes Bleed, Sons Of Azrael Tour Dates

Thine Eyes Bleed, Sons Of Azrael, Year Of Desolation, and Hurtlocker will tour together in November. Here are the current tour dates:

11/02 Oakland, CA @ Uptown Nightclub
11/03 Fresno, CA @ The Exit
11/06 El Paso, TX @ Zeppelin's
11/08 Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/09 Mcallen, TX @ The Metro
11/10 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Compound
11/11 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
11/12 Fort Worth, TX @ The Rock Yard
11/13 Fayetteville, AR @ The Dart Room
11/14 Springfield, MO @ Remington's
11/15 Galesburg, IL @ Billiards On Main
11/16 Chicago, IL @ Memories
11/17 Hobart, IN @ Cressmoor Club
11/19 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/20 Niagara Falls, NY @ Evening Star Concert Hall

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Hurtlocker Enter The Studio

Chicago based HURTLOCKER have entered Studio One with producer Chris Djuricic to record the follow-up to Fear In A Handful Of Dust. Vocalist Grant Belcher has issued the following statement:

"We have lengthier songs and more solos, but don't worry, it's gonna stay fucking heavy. We've got more blastbeats, more aggression, some grind parts and a shitload of extreme thrash - definetely no ballads or cheesy stuff!"

The new album will be called Embrace The Fall. It will be released through Napalm Records but a date has yet to be determined.

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Former Hurtlocker Drummer Passes Away

Former HURTLOCKER drummer Dan Ditella, who played with the group during much of 2005 and recorded drums on the band's Napalm Records debut, "Fear in a Handful of Dust", passed away on October 18 due to complications while in rehab in Elgin, IL. "The details are still sketchy so at this point we can't say too much," the band writes on its MySpace page. "Our thoughts go out to his family, especialy his brother Mike, and his mother as well as all of Dan's friends.

"During his time with HURTLOCKER, he struggled with many demons, but he was a good kid with a big heart. We only hope that Dan found the peace he couldn't find while he was here."

"Fear in a Handful of Dust" was released in January through Napalm Records.

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Deicide Add More Tour Dates

Deicide have added announced more tour dates for their upcoming tour with Jungle Rot, Hurtlocker, and Desolation. Added dates are as follows:

October 1 - Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's
October 3 - St. Paul, MN @ TBA
October 4 - Rapid City, SD @ TBA
October 5 - Denver, CO @ TBA
October 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
October 7 - Boise, ID @ TBA
October 8 - Seattle, WA @ TBA

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Deicide and Jungle Rot Announce US Tour Dates

DEICIDE, JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER, and DESOLATION will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in late September. According to a representative for DEICIDE's booking agency, Taylor Touring, the following dates have been confirmed so far:

Sep. 20 - Huntington Music Hall (Monkey Bar) - Huntington, WV
Sep. 21 – Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Sep. 22 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Sep. 23 - Sterling Rock Room - Allentown, PA
Sep. 24 - Bottoms Up - Flushing, NY
Sep. 25 - Mark's Place - Manchester, NH
Sep. 26 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Sep. 27 - Big Bop/Reverb Room - Toronto, ON
Sep. 28 – TBA - Detroit, MI
Sep. 29 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 30 - Clearwater Theater - Dundee, IL
Sep. 31 - Vnuk's - Cudahy, WI

More shows will be announced soon.

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Jungle Rot Announce Album/Tour Details

Jungle Rot have posted the following update:

The official release date for our new album "War Zone" is now set for June 27th on Crash Music Inc. Be sure you check out the lead-off track, "Victims Of Violence", from the new album at our MySpace page. Plans are in the works to have a record release party at EXIT in Chicago on June 25th. More details about that soon.

Jungle Rot has been named as direct support for Deicide on their upcoming U.S. tour! We'll be hitting the road in support of "War Zone" on September 20th with Deicide and our brothers in Hurtlocker and Desolation! The tour should be hitting pretty much every major market in the U.S., as well as some smaller ones. We're counting on you, the fans, to come on out to these shows and support, as we need it now more than ever! More details coming soon as well as all dates and locations!

We are still slated to appear at this years Central Illinois Metalfest in Urbana, Illinois on the weekend of July 21st-22nd. We will also be performing on Friday, August 25th, 2006 at Nite Cap Lounge in Chicago supporting our buds in Origin! In the coming months we will be looking to book a few shows in and around the Chicagoland and Wisconsin areas. Details will always be posted here and at our MySpace page.

We would like to thank everyone that made our recent European trip a complete success! We had a great time and met and made many new fans this time around! We appreciate all the support! Thanks to the bands Macabre, Whorecore, Impaled Nazarene, Xenomorph, Disparaged, Structural Defect, Deface, all our friends overseas, and to our crew Jorg, Locke, Alex, Matt, and Speckmann for all their invaluable help! Pictures will be posted soon!

The official website will be getting a facelift in the next month!

Thank you!"

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Deicide Announces Support Acts For US Tour

JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER and DESOLATION have been confirmed as the support acts for DEICIDE on their fall 2006 U.S. tour. The trek, which will kick off September 20 and run through October 31, will include stops in the following cities, among others: Virginia Beach, Va.; Allentown, Pa.; Manchester, N.H.; and Cleveland, Oh.

As previously reported, DEICIDE have confirmed an all-ages CD release show commemorating 06/06/06 (June 6) and the release of their new album, "The Stench of Redemption". The concert will take place at the Iliff Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado, near Denver. Plans also exist for DEICIDE to head over to Japan before the end of the year.

The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix", "The Stench of Redemption" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new DEICIDE lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH).

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Dew Scented Renew Deal With Nuclear Blast

Dew Scented signed a new deal for further albums with Nuclear Blast. The band just toured with Nevermore across Europe, in November they will embark on an US trip with Vader, before they will come back to Europe again in February. The picture shows the guys with Nuclear Blast employees during the signing of the contract in the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg at the end of the Nevermore tour.

In other news, Dew-Scented will play another Europe Tour in 2006. The confirmed dates: More...

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Cryptopsy To Tour Europe

The Canadian ProgDeathMetal beasts Cryptopsy featuring cult vocalist Lord Worm finally return to Europe and are about to make the walls of every venue they enter burst. Their unique brand of fast, uncompromising and technically brilliant Death Metal as presented on the band’s latest masterpiece “Once Was Not” (released on October, 17th 2005) should leave no extreme metal fan dissatisfied.

Also the supporting bands consisting of label mates Grave and Aborted, plus Dew Scented, Vesania and Hurtlocker promise sheer death metal insanity.

Here the exact dates: More...

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