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The Abominable Iron Sloth

From: Sacramento, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

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Below is our complete The Abominable Iron Sloth 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.

Stream Noriega's Debut Album, "Desolo," Online

Los Angeles' doom/hardcore band NORIEGA, have launched an E-card for their new album, “Desolo,” where you can stream the album in it's entirety. “Desolo,” the bands debut album, comes out December 8th, 2009 on Viable Records in a limited edition digipak, and on cassette tape.

NORIEGA have also been tapped to open for New Orleans sludge legends, EYEHATEGOD, on December 12th, at the Ultra Violet in Los Angeles. Vocalist Traevon Malone comments about the show, “I met the guys in EYEHATEGOD while working at the LA Murderfest earlier this year, and had a blast, as they're a great group of guys. We are extremely excited and anxious to share the stage with such a legendary band, and hope you can all come down early to catch our set.” More...

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Armed For Apocalypse Signs To SOAR In Europe

Siege of Amida Records has announced the European signing of Armed For Apocalypse in collaboration with IRONCLAD RECORDINGS (North America)

Featuring members of WILL HAVEN, THE ABOMINABLE IRON SLOTH and GHOSTRIDE, Armed For Apocalypse mixes the sludgy, downtuned heavy riffs of Crowbar and Eyehategod with the white noise assault of Cursed and the death metal groove of Entombed.

Guitarist Cayle Hunter commented: "We don't want to be faster or tougher than anybody else. We just want to make heavy music that is UNDENIABLE when you hear it."

Armed For Apocalypse new album, "Defeat," will be released September 14th, followed by a full touring schedule.

The song "We Fell From The Bottom" is up on the Siege of Amida Records MySpace player right now.

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Armed For Apocalypse Signs To Ironclad Recordings

Ironclad Recordings, founded by Unearth vocalist Trevor Phipps, is pleased to announce the signing of Chico California's ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE; a band featuring the talents of former members of Will Haven, The Abominable Iron Sloth, and Ghostride. Ironclad Recordings is set to release ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE's debut full-length studio album, "Defeat," in the US and Canada on September 15th, 2009 with SOAR releasing this behemoth of an album in Europe. "Defeat" was recorded during two different sessions in late 2008 at the Pus Cavern in Sacramento, CA and Heirloom Studios in Chico, CA, with Matt Pedri engineering. Mixing and mastering for "Defeat" was handled by Eric Stenman (Saves The Day, Will Haven, Senses Fail, Far, Forever The Sickest Kids, Dashboard Confessional, Thrice) with cover art being tackled by renowned artist Matt Loomis, who has done cover art for Abominable Iron Sloth and the Makai in addition to merch designs for Mastodon and The Red Chord. More...

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Los Angeles Murderfest 5.0 Taking Shape

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Los Angeles Murderfest, set to take place May 9-10, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Visit losangelesmurderfest.com for information on how to buy tickets.

Recent additions to the line-up include SKARP, RECIPROCAL, DESTROYED IN SECONDS. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, May 9th: More...

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The Abominable Iron Sloth Cancels Tour

California's The Abominable Iron Sloth has canceled the remainder of their tour dates.

Vocalist Justin Godfrey issued his regrets about having to cancel the tour, "We're sorry about having to cancel the rest of our tour, but we need to head home for now to regain our strength -- and I need to kick whatever death-like illness I've come down with. We'll definitely be back at some point, hopefully soon. To those of you who came out and the bands we've played with, we had a fucking blast."

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The Abominable Iron Sloth Announces US Tour Dates

California metallers, The Abominable Iron Sloth, have announced the following tour dates:

01/04/ - The Excommunicate House - Vancouver, Washington
01/05/ - Burt’s Tiki Lounge - SLC, Utah
01/06/ - Three Kings Tavern - Denver, Colorado w/ GAZA
01/07/ - The Avenue - Wichita, Kansas
01/08/ - Rubber Gloves - Dallas, Texas
01/09/ - Red 7 - Austin, Texas
01/10/ - Little Joe’s Bar - Shreveport, Louisiana
01/11/ - Insomkneeacks - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
01/12/ - The Saturn Bar - New Orleans, Louisiana
01/13/ - The Bombshelter - Jackson, Mississippi
01/15/ - Cave 9 - Birmingham, Alabama
01/17/ - Swayze’s - Atlanta, Georgia
01/18/ - The Wherehouse - Winston Salem, North Carolina
01/19/ - Nara’s Sushi - Richmond, Virginia
01/20/ - The Velvet Lounge! Inauguration day! - Wash DC
01/21/ - The Khyber - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
01/22/ - The Charleston - NY, New York w/ the_Network
01/23/ - MARS - Providence, Rhode Island w/ the_Network
01/24/ - ABC No Rio - Manhattan, New York
01/25/ - Westcott Community Center - Syracuse, New York w/ ARCHITECT
01/26/ - Mr. Roboto Project - Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
01/27/ - The Factory - Rochester, Michigan
01/28/ - The Dayton Dirt Collective Space - Dayton, Ohio
01/29/ - Skull Alley - Louisville, Kentucky
01/30/ - the Anchor - Nashville, Tennessee
01/31/ - LEMP arts center - St. Louis, Missouri
02/01/ - Mojos - Columbia, Missouri
02/02/ - The Foundation - Kansas City, Missouri
02/03/ - The Nerdcore house - Omaha, Nebraska
02/04/ - Blastomat - Denver, Colorado

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The Indomitable Iron Sloth Signs To BMA

Black Market Activities has announced the signing of The Indomitable Iron Sloth. The band, who hails from Vancouver, Washington, was once know as The Abominable Iron Sloth and has previously released an album with Goodfellow Records/Undergroove before breaking up in late 2006.

The Indomitable Iron Sloth’s previously announced EP will now be released as a full-length album and the release will be completely re-recorded.

“We have been huge fans of the band since the last record came out and we are extremely excited to work with the band,” Guy Kozowyk, BMA owner, said. “We are currently scheming ways to honor—or at least do something cool—for those who initially pre-ordered through their MySpace before BMA was involved.”

The band is as equally excited as Kozowyk about inking a deal with BMA:
"Trying to get this EP out has been a sizable pain in the ass so far. Since we recorded it last year we’ve written a few more songs that we think people might want to hear, so we're going to go back into the studio in the coming months….It really blows that it's taken so long, but hopefully we don't disappoint with the full length."

You can check out The Indomitable Iron Sloth on the band’s MySpace page.

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The Abominable Iron Sloth Calls It Quits

Bay Area metal act The Abominable Iron Sloth has officially broken up. Here's a statement from band member Justin Godfrey:

"Thanks to everyone for your support of the band, but it is no more. Our latest round of members have gone home and I think I've had enough. I've been doing this for 3 years now and I'm tired of trying to beg people to tour Europe with me, so I'm going to focus on my other forms of art that don't require commitment from other human beings. Any music I play in the future will most likely be with synthesizers and drum machines until I can figure out how to make robots. I'm going to start taking writing a little more seriously as well as making more metal sculptures under the Good Godfrey's House of Conception banner. Both of which will be posted on my personal page, so feel free to add me if you like. I do have one more album worth of sloth material in me, and I'd like to record it if possible, but I need to find a label willing to give me a few thousand bucks to record it first. I guess that's about it. Thanks to everyone who made this band possible, and maybe I'll see you around."

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The Abominable Iron Sloth UK Tour Dates

The Abominable Iron Sloth are planning to tour the UK in October after completing their US tour with Apiary. Together with Brighton punks Ghost Of A Thousand, they are to play:

October 10 - Plymouth Hub
October 11 - Southampton Joiners 11
October 12 - Cardiff Barfly 12
October 13 - Reading Face Bar 13
October 14 - London Camden Barfly 14 (Charger are also on the bill)
October 15 - Birmingham Barfly 15
October 16 - Sheffield Corporation 16
October 17 - Glasgow Barfly 17
October 18 - Nottingham Junktion 7 18
October 18 - Bradford Rio's 18
October 20 - Leicester Charlotte 20
October 21 - Kingston Peel 21
October 22 - Harlequin Red Hill (Supporting Skindred - all day event)

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The Abominable Iron Sloth, Apiary Tour Dates

The Abominable Iron Sloth and Apiary will be touring together briefly in late-September. Here are the tour dates:

9/21 Sacramento, CA @ TBA
9/22 Eugene, OR @ TBA
9/23 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7 w/ Hunab Ku, Only Human
9/24 Portland, OR @ TBA
9/25 Chico, CA @ 1078 Gallery w/ Blood Of Cain, Jon Wesley
9/26 San Francisco, CA @ THe Pound w/ Caliban, Light This City, more
9/27 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre w/ The Funeral Pyre, more
9/28 Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
9/29 Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
9/30 Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theatre w/ Hostility, more
10/1 Reno, NV @ TBA

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The Abominable Iron Sloth Sign With Goodfellow

Sacramento, CA metal band The Abominable Iron Sloth have officially signed with Goodfellow Records. Featuring members of Will Haven and Oddman, the group will reportedly "appeal to fans of groups such as Iron Monkey, Eyehategod, Intronaut, etc."

The group's self-titled nine song debut will hit stores in North America on April 25th. In the interim, two tracks from the effort can be heard here.

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