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The Grind Percussion Blast Off Drumming Competition has had a change in venue. The time is still 11:00am on March 29, 2008, but the new location is Quixote's True Blue on Welton St.
Quixotes True Blue
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80205
In addition to the venue change, Duane Timlin (ex-Dying Fetus, Divine Empire, Criminal Element etc..) has joined the cause!The event will now start with two 30 minute drum clinics: One by John Merryman and the other, Duane Timlin. Duane will also be joining the judges table for the event, along with John Merryman of Cephalic Carnage, Eric Park of Devourment / Hyperion, and Jason Parrott of the Colorado native Skinned, after his short clinic.
Applications to compete are being accepted through 9:00pm EST on March 8th. Tickets are available online now for $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Both will include 3 raffle tickets. For more information, visit sickdrummer.com.
Grind Percussion has announced Blast Off, the fist drumming competition of it's kind, of which Metalunderground.com one of the many sponsors. Blast Off is a drum competition for metal drummers.
The event will take place on March 29th 2008 at 11:00am at:
Independent Records & Video
937 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
Any metal drummer that can get to Denver for the event can enter. There are plans to hold future competitions in other cities - Denver is just the first. The space and time is limited, so get your entry in.
Depending on your level of experience, you will be placed in one of 3 possible divisions:
1. Entry Level - someone who is not in or may be in a local band, but has never shared a stage with a National act.
2. Mid Level - any player who has played in a band that opened for a National act.
3. Top Level - any player who has been in a National or International act.
Each player will be given a total of 8 minutes. Your preparation and playing time is as you see fit, within the time limit. You can play an original song, solo or cover a song. You will have the open option to wear an ipod or other earphone device and may bring your his or her own bass pedals, sticks and seat.
The judging will be handled by John Merryman of Cephalic Carnage, who will also be doing a short introductory drum clinic, Eric Park of Devourment / Hyperion, and Jason Parrott of the Colorado native Skinned.
There are over $8,000.00 in prizes for the winners, guests and raffle winners. The top prize will include a new set of Axis Black Longboard A Bass Pedals with an XL Specialty Road Case. Other prizes will include items from Meinl, Trick, Local drum shops an more.
Many random prizes will also be given away and raffled off including:
Signed Gear ( a signed sean reinert cymbal from the Cynic "Focus" recording!)
Local Drum & Tattoo certificates
DVD's / CD's
Books / Magazines
You can register here by filling out the short form and waiting for your acceptance email. You'll be notified as soon as possible on the registration results. If there are too many entries, the organizers will either move the venue or choose by lottery.
The event will also give visitors a chance to sit down and try out multiple different bass drum pedals. Courtesy of Rupps Drums, Denver Colorado.
DEVOURMENT have been added to tomorrow night’s (Jan. 26th) THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER show in Dallas, TX at The Door. Also performing will be 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and HATE ETERNAL. DEVOURMENT replace DECREPIT BIRTH who have had to miss a number of stops on the tour due to drummer KC Howard being sick.
Texas-based brutal death metallers DEVOURMENT have been announced as the headliners for the 2008 Tokyo Deathfest, which will take place on April 25th (at Shibuya Cyclone) and 26th (at Shibuya Yaneura) in Tokyo, Japan. You can find more information on the festival online here.
Next year’s Central Illinois Metalfest has been announced and will take place from July 18th to 20th at the Canopy Club in Urbana, IL. Confirmed acts include: ATROCIOUS ABNORMALITY, BRODEQUIN, DEVOURMENT, CONDEMENED, EVISCERATED, GHOUL, GOREALITY, GORTUARY, HUMAN ARTIFACTS, IMPALED, MORTAL DECAY, ORIGIN, PYREXIA, SEVERED SAVIOR, UNCREATION, WAKING THE CADAVER.
Organizers say that there will be 39 bands total. Headliners will be announced in December/January.
Original DEVOURMENT vocalist Wayne Knupp passed away last week from multiple organ failure that was caused by years of alcohol abuse. His girlfriend Jessica Gant has released the following statement to Blabbermouth.net:
"First of all, I want to say thank you to everybody who has sent kind words. They are very much appreciated and I told Wayne about everybody who sent him messages.
"Unfortunately the rumors you all heard are true and our dear friend Wayne Knupp has passed away today (September 15) at 2:15 p.m. due to multiple organ failure that was caused by years of alcohol abuse. Wayne spent 2 1/2 weeks in the hospital with a lot of people fighting for him. His family and friends played a big role in supporting him during this difficult time.
"As you all know, Wayne was a major supporter and contributor to the death metal scene for most of his life. He remained loyal to his fans and always stayed brutal till the end. Just yesterday he was throwing up the horns! He never turned anybody away and would give the shirt off his back to help if he could.
"Just to let you all know, he did pass away very peacefully with his close family and friends around his bedside. I held his hand as he took his last breath, and the last thing he heard was that we were all there and he wasn't alone.
"For those of you that could not be there the last couple weeks, do not feel any remorse because he knew you all were thinking of him and that is what kept him fighting 'till the very end.
"For any of you, who have thought about starting a fund or having a benefit, please contact me before anything takes place. It is his family's request that nothing take place without their consent. I will keep you all posted about a memorial service for Wayne that will be held up by Chicago in the near future.
"Thank you all for your love and support. It's very comforting in a time like this."
DEVOURMENT will no longer playing the UK date for the Butchering Europe Tour, due to being denied access into the country by UK immigration and customs. The show will however go ahead as planned with the rest of the billing - DESPISE, BLUDGEON, VIRAL LOAD.
DENIAL FIEND, PROPHECY, DEVOURMENT and VIRAL LOAD have been confirmed for the Fuck The Commerce X festival, set to take place May 17-19 in Neiden (near Torgau), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
ARS MORTIS (D)
DECREPIT BIRTH (US)
DENIAL FIEND (US)
HARMONY DIES (D)
JACK SLATER (D)
JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE (D)
SINNERS BLEED (D)
SQUASH BOWELS (PL)
TOURETTE SYNDROM (D)
VIRAL LOAD (US)
VITAL REMAINS (US)
WACO JESUS (US)
You can check out DEVOURMENT's cover of the CANNIBAL CORPSE song "The Pick-Axe Murders" from their recently released Ossuary Industries Limb Splitter split with SARCOLYTIC, GODLESS TRUTH, and SECT OF EXECRATION over at their official MySpace page.
Original DEVOURMENT vocalist Wayne Knupp has reportedly teamed up with ARTERY ERUPTION guitarist Brian Mohler in a brand new band called RUTHLESS BEATINGS. The group, whose lineup also includes ARTERY ERUPTION drummer Alexander Gosselin, is said to have "only one goal in mind: To create a band with the most gore-gurgling, distorted breakdowns ever! This will not be a DEVOURMENT or ARTERY ERUPTION part 2!" A seven-song CD, entitled "Demoralized, Eaten and Defacated", is currently being recorded.
No release information has yet been announced.
Dallas based brutal death metallers DEVOURMENT will make their triumphant return to New York next month with the following two shows:
May 12 - New York, NY @ Downtime w/ Internal Suffering, Misery Index, Dehumanized, Digested Flesh
May 13 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards (Sick Shit Fest V)
In related news, the following other New York City shows have been recently confirmed at Downtime:
July 28 - Deeds of Flesh, Severe Torture, Vile, Decrepit Birth
August 18 - Origin
A second new DEVOURMENT song, entitled "Tomb of Scabs", has been posted online on the band's MySpace page at this location.
"Tomb of Scabs" comes off the band's new album, "Butcher the Weak", available through the band's official website.