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Landmine Marathon

Formed: 2004
From: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Landmine Marathon News

Below is our complete Landmine Marathon 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.

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OEF America 2014 Line-Up Revealed

The Obscene Extreme Festival America 2014 preliminary line-up has been posted at the All Metalfest site. Below is a list of the bands that will be appearing, ranging from Ratos de Porao, Napalm Death, Dying Fetus and Doom to Vaginal Bear Trap. The 2014 edition of the popular festival will be taking place in Los Angeles from August 29th-31st. Get more information on the event over at the Obscene Extreme official website.

The OEF Europe, held in Trutnov, Czech Republic, has spawned the American, Australian and Asian versions of the event as well. Last year, the American OEF 2013 took place in Valle de Las Monjas, Mexico and featured an act that will be back at this year's edition - Mexican pornogrind band Urtikaria Anal. Check out the band's 2013 album "Kamikaze Orgy" in full after the line-up of bands. More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Lineup Revealed

Following its crushingly triumphant debut maiden occurrence last year, the second Tucson, Arizona-based Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake has been confirmed and the full lineup for the massive gala announced.

The complete lineup can be found below, and the following press release was issued about the festival:

"This fully DIY undertaking, booked by musicians, for musicians, is a low-cost event for all ages. Once again organized and hosted by Tucson sludgetroopers Godhunter, the now annual Southwest Terror Fest brings a one-of-a-kind extreme underground music festival to the Southwestern quadrant of America.

"This year, the experience has been expanded into an immense four-day event, now confirmed to invade Tucson venue The Rock from Thursday, October, 10th through Sunday, October 13th. The Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake lineup features even more national headlining acts than last year, including legends like Sacred Reich and Vehemence, along with Kylesa, Red Fang, Demon Lung, Ancestors, Subrosa, Landmine Marathon, Early Graves and others, and a long line of newer underground acts, totaling more than sixty bands! Whether you like punk, sludge, black metal, thrash, grindcore, post-metal, etc., something for all fans of extreme music is to be found at this event."

Ticket and event info on the Southwest Terror Fest 2013 are available at this location. More...

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Landmine Marathon Announces New Live Shows

Arizona grind masters Landmine Marathon have announced plans for a week-long West Coast tour en route to the Obscene Extreme Festival in Mexico alongside Napalm Death, Phobia, Dying Fetus and many more.

The tour will kick off on March 19th in Las Vegas and continue until the band reaches Mexico City on March 28th. Full dates can be found listed below. Landmine Marathon has also announced that the band will make a European live debut later this year at the European Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic. More details on their upcoming European plans will be revealed shortly.

Landmind Marathon's new vocalist Krysta Martinez commented, "I couldn't be more excited to be hitting the road for the first time with Landmine Marathon and playing these West Coast dates on our way to Mexico for Obscene Extreme America! Obscene Extreme America truly has one of the most crushing line-ups I've ever seen! I am so glad to be involved!" More...

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Landmine Marathon Re-Records Tracks w/New Vocalist

Arizona grinders Landmine Marathon recently re-recorded two songs -- "Bile Towers" and "Dead Horses" -- with new vocalist Krysta Martinez (Transient), which are now available digitally worldwide.

Guitarist Ryan Butler commented, "We are so excited to be working with Krysta. She's breathing new life into the band, has brought a new level of power to our tracks and is a pleasure to be around. I am really excited for 2013 and releasing new material, but these tracks are a great idea of where the future will lead us."

Landmine Marathon's next scheduled performance is alongside Napalm Death, Phobia, Macabre, Disgorge, and Dying Fetus at Mexico's Obscene Extreme festival in late March.

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Landmine Marathon Recruits New Vocalist

?Landmine Marathon is excited to welcome new vocalist, Krysta Martinez (Transient), and you can now check out the song "Dead Horses" featuring vocals from Martinez in the player below. The band also comments about the departure of former vocalist Grace Perry:

"This summer, Grace decided to leave the band to pursue non-musical endeavors. We are grateful for all of her contributions to Landmine Marathon and wish her nothing but future successes." More...

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Bands Discuss Who They Would Collaborate With

At Metallica's Orion Fest, Metal Injection asked members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Kyng, Baroness, Black Tusk, Red Fang, Charred Walls of the Damned, Liturgy, Thy Will Be Done, Landmine Marathon, and Don Jamison if they could collaborate with any artist outside of their genre, in the vein of Metallica's collaboration with Lou Reed on Lulu, who would it be?

Check out their answers, some of which may surprise you, at this location or in the player below. More...

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Bands Talk Most Metal Way To Celebrate The 4th

The Metal Injection team was on hand at the Orion Fest, and with the Independence Day holiday today in the United States, they asked members of Red Fang, The Sword, Black Tusk, The Black Dahlia Murder, Baroness, Charred Walls of the Damned, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, Thy Will Be Done and Don Jamison about the most metal way to celebrate America's birthday. Check out the video clip below or over at Metal Injection here. More...

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Landmine Marathon Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Phoenix based act Landmine Marathon has canceled all of the band's remaining tour dates due to a family emergency. Landmine Marathon commented:

"Friends and fans of Landmine Marathon: Earlier this week our drummer Raul left our tour to be with his ailing grandmother. Upon his arrival, the gravity of her health situation was realized and we have decided that we must cancel all of our remaining tour dates so he can be with her.

"Again, we would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the promoters who were working hard on making these shows happen, and to everyone who was planning on attending these shows.

"We ask that you send your positive thoughts and energy toward Raul's family, and understand that family is important to the band and will always be our priority. We hope to see you all again as soon as possible."

Details on rescheduled or new tour dates will be announced as they are made available. You can also check out the latest on Landmine Marathon over at the band's Facebook profile.

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Landmine Marathon Announces California Shows

Phoenix-based grindcore act Landmine Marathon has been confirmed for select California dates on Nasum's upcoming Farewell Tour, paying tribute to the late Mieszko Talarczyk. Bassist Matt Martinez stated: "We are honored and excited to take part in The Grind Finale of Nasum. Mieszko was such an important and powerful contributor to the world of extreme music. It is going to be great to take part in this farewell to the grind powerhouse that is Nasum!"

Landmine Marathon with Nasum:

May 28th- Oakland CA at Oakland Metro
May 29th- Ventura CA at Billy O's
May 30th Los Angeles CA at The Black Castle

Landmine Marathan was also just announced as part of the lineup of Metallica's music festival, Orion Music and More. This two day festival will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey from June 23rd-24th.

The band continues to support latest release, "Gallows," which came out in September in North America and in January in Europe. "Gallows" was produced by guitarist Ryan Butler and features artwork by British artist Rob "Mid" Middleton. A video for that album's "Beaten and Left Blind" can be viewed here.

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Landmine Marathon Releases New Music Video

Landmine Marathon has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a new music video for the song "Beaten And Left Blind." Check out the clip below.

"Beaten and Left Blind" is taken from the band's new album "Gallows," out now on Prosthetic Records.

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Pit Stories: One Foot Makes All The Difference

Every week we catch up with bands and fans to hear their favorite mosh pit stories from metal shows. This week Landmine Marathon's Ryan Butler shares a story of how one foot of space can make all the difference in house shows.

We played a house show in Santa Fe, New Mexico at one point and it was all adobe houses in a really nice neighborhood. We pulled up to the house and there are birthday balloons on the sign that said “Show Here.” We get in there, in a decent sized house, and we set up to play and once you put 30 kids in the room it’s cramped with all our gear. We start to play and Dylan ended up on the side of the room that just had the bulk of the kids and I was kind of up against the wall on the other side. He’s trying to play guitar and kids are flipping each other across the tops of their heads and just moshing like crazy. His guitar was cutting out every 30 seconds to 2 minutes because they’d step on his pedal board or fall on top of him literally and knock him to the ground.

About halfway through the set this guy yells out that he’s pretty sure he broke his foot, which is not funny until you see he’s still moshing, and he ends up moshing the entire show and having a great time. He hangs out at the after party, which was right in the same room, and is limping around. We tell him he should probably go the hospital, but he says he doesn’t care, he’s got to work tomorrow and he knows it’s broken, so there’s nothing going to the hospital that night will do. It was just chaos the whole time. We tend to enjoy shows where there’s not a stage sometime because it gets crazier. We just played a show in Reno and usually we tend to end up in basements, which in Reno are actually the size of venues, some of them. The kids go crazy and are right on top of you. We played in a bar in Reno for probably the first time in two or three years and kids were going nuts, but it’s just not quite the same. The energy level changes for some reason when there’s only one foot of separation for some reason. When you’ve got kids falling all over you its just pure adrenaline, so that’s the difference between playing on the floor and playing on the stage. One foot can make all the difference.

Landmine Marathon is set to release the new album "Gallows" on September 27th, 2011. You can check out a track from the album, titled "Three Snake Leaves," by heading over here.

Check back next Tuesday for even more pit stories shared by fans and bands from across the metal world.

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Landmine Marathon Reveals New Track Online

Revolver Magazine is currently streaming "Three Snake Leaves," the opening track off Landmine Marathon's fourth album, "Gallows," which is due out September 27th, 2011. Check out "Three Snake Leaves" by heading over here.

The "Gallows" artwork is available at this location, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Three Snake Leaves
2. Cutting Flesh And Bone
3. Knife From My Sleeve
4. Liver And Lungs
5. Dead Horses
6. Cloaked In Red
7. Beaten And Left Blind
8. Morbidity

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Landmine Marathon Streaming New Song Online

Landmine Marathon has announced the band's new album "Gallows" is due out September 27th on Prosthetic Records. The "Gallows" cover art was created by U.K. artist Rob "Mid" Middleton, known for his artwork for Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror, Deviated Instinct (in which Middleton plays guitar), and more.

The band has now teamed up with Stereogum to post a track online from "Gallows" called "Cutting Flesh and Bone." You can check out the song by heading over to this location.

The "Gallows" track listing is as follows:

1. Three Snake Leaves
2. Cutting Flesh And Bone
3. Knife From My Sleeve
4. Liver And Lungs
5. Dead Horses
6. Cloaked In Red
7. Beaten And Left Blind
8. Morbidity

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Landmine Marathon Reveals "Gallows" Cover Art

Landmine Marathon has revealed the cover art for its fourth album, "Gallows," which is out September 27th on Prosthetic Records. The "Gallows" cover art was created by U.K. artist Rob “Mid “ Middleton, known for his artwork for Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror, Deviated Instinct (in which Middleton plays guitar), and more.

Landmine Marathon guitarist and producer, Ryan Butler, spoke to Metalinjnection about the "Gallows" cover art in the video clip available below.


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The "Gallows" track list is as follows:

1. Three Snake Leaves
2. Cutting Flesh And Bone
3. Knife From My Sleeve
4. Liver And Lungs
5. Dead Horses
6. Cloaked In Red
7. Beaten And Left Blind
8. Morbidity

"Gallows" was recorded by Landmine Marathon guitarist Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording Studio (Exhumed, Nightrage, Misery Index, Phobia) and mastered by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering. The album features the debut of the band's new drummer, Andy York.

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Landmine Marathon Announces "Gallows" Release

Landmine Marathon has announced September 27th as the release date for its fourth album, "Gallows," through Prosthetic Records.

"Gallows" was recorded by Landmine Marathon guitarist Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording Studio (Exhumed, Nightrage, Misery Index, Phobia) and mastered by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering. The album features the debut of the band's new drummer, Andy York.

Landmine Marathon will be touring the world in support of Gallows. The band hits the road in July for a tour of the Western US, teaming up along the way with Toxic Holocaust, Bastard Noise, and more, then follows up in the fall with a slot on “America Torn Asunder,” a full North American tour with Warbringer, Lazarus A.D., and Diamond Plate.

With the summer tour about to kick off, MetalInjection.net has posted a video clip of Landmine’s Grace Perry discussing the carnage and catharsis of the band’s live shows, which can be viewed below.


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The upcoming Landmine Marathon tour dates are as follows: More...

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Warbringer Announces North American Headline Tour

American thrashers Warbringer have revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek is set to come from Lazarus A.D, Landmine Marathon and Diamond Plate. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

10/03 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
10/04 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/05 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
10/06 Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
10/08 Oklahoma City, OK – Pour House
10/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounge
10/10 New Orleans, LA – The Hangar
10/11 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
10/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/13 Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
10/14 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
10/15 Frederick, MD – Krug’s Place
10/16 Kingston, NY – The Basement
10/17 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar
10/18 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
10/19 Albany, NY – Bogie’s
10/21 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/22 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
10/23 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
10/24 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
10/25 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
10/ 26 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
10/27 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
10/28 Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
10/29 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
10/31 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
11/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/04 Vancouver, BC – Funky Winker Bean’s
11/05 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/06 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/07 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside

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Landmine Marathon Announces New Tour Dates

Extreme metallers Landmine Marathon have announced a batch of new tour U.S. dates for this summer. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/29 Canoga Park, CA – The Cobalt Café
07/30 San Diego CA – The Shakedown
07/31 Ventura, CA – Zoey’s Café
08/02 Fresno, CA – The Ranch
08/03 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s Palor
08/04 Sacramento, CA – The Fire Escape
08/05 Oakland, CA – Sub/Mission
08/06 Arcata, CA – The Jambalaya
08/07 Medford, OR – Musichead
08/08 Portland, OR – Plan B
08/09 Seattle, WA El – Corazon Lounge
08/10 Boise, ID – The Shredder
08/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake Recording Services
08/12 Denver, CO – The Rockaway
08/13 Santa Fe, NM – TBA

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Landmine Marathon Recording New Album

Arizona act Landmine Marathon is recording the follow up to 2010's "Sovereign Descent." Once again the album is being recorded at guitarist Ryan Butler's Arcane Digital Recording Studios, where he's recorded past efforts from the band, as well as Misery Index, Phobia, The Funeral Pyre and many more.

The band is about to enter the mixing stage and is shooting for a late fall release for the as-yet-untitled fourth album. Look for the band to announce summer tour dates in the coming days.

Landmine Marathon guitarist Ryan Butler commented, "The new album contains our most raw and vicious material to date. We definitely found a great groove in writing and recording this record, everything feels very fluid. This is in great part due to our new drummer Andy York, who brings a powerful and tight dynamic to the band. I am really excited for the world to hear this new album."

Landmine Marathon, whose vocalist Grace Perry appeared on the cover of Revolver Magazine in late 2009, performed several shows at South By Southwest and the 2nd Annual Scion Rock Fest in March 2010, and also appeared at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest and Indianapolis' Dude Fest last year.

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Landmine Marathon Issues Band Update

Landmine Marathon has posted the following update online:

"2010 was a great year for Landmine Marathon. We spent more of the year on the road than we ever have in the past. We made many new friends and also had the opportunity to hang with many old yet familiar faces.

"2010 also marked the addition of our new drummer Andy York, to say the least the new blood is invigorating and inspiring. That being said, it is safe to say that we will be laying low for the first part of 2011 to focus on writing the follow up to our last album Sovereign Descent (if you haven’t already picked up a copy, we highly suggest you do so!).

"So far being only a few songs into the writing, I can honestly say that our excitement level for the new album is very high! Updates and official announcements will be coming a bit later."

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Hemoptysis Announces Album Preview Show

Hemoptysis has announced it will be hosting a preview show for its upcoming full-length album "Misanthropic Slaughter." The show will take place on Friday, January 7th The Clubhouse in Tempe, AZ and will be hosted by Nathan Gearhart of Vehemence.

Sharing the stage with Hemoptysis will be the following guests: Prosthetic records recording artist Landmine Marathon, Dehumanizer, Souless, Death Perception, Existence AD, and Scattered Guts. There will also be prize giveaways from Morley pedals, Coffin Case, and InTune Guitar Picks. Tickets can be found at this location.

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