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Cephalic Carnage

Formed: 1992
From: Denver, CO, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cephalic Carnage News

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Cephalic Carnage Announces Tour, Album

Rocky Mountain act Cephalic Carnage has announced a month long European Tour as direct support for death metal legends Suffocation. The tour kicks off on May 9th in Geneva, Swiztzerland and runs through June 8th in Munich, Germany. A complete listing of dates is included below.

Cephalic Carnage has also begun writing new material for a 7th full-length album. More details on this process will be announced shortly. The entire Cephalic Carnage discography is also currently available for streaming via Bandcamp here.

Guitarist Steve Goldberg commented on the upcoming tour:

"We are extremely excited to get back to Europe with our good friends in Suffocation, and to be out there with our local buddies in Havok. There are a few stops we haven't been to in a very long time, and a few places we have never been to. This tour will be brutal!" More...

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JFAC Announces Tour With Cephalic Carnage

Job For A Cowboy has announced that the band will be embarking on a short tour of the northeastern US, with select dates in Canada. Direct support on the tour will come from Cephalic Carnage, with additional supporting acts I Declare War, and Legion, with one more TBA. The tour will begin December 6th and wraps up on December 18th.

Founding member and vocalist Jonny Davy adds: "Hey guys! We're very excited to announce our first headlining run in almost two years! This will be an incredible tour with the lineup we've put together. We have one more special guest to announce as well as a couple more tricks up our sleeve. Do not miss this tour! It's going to be a rager!"

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Cephalic Carnage Announces European Shows

Cephalic Carnage has announced a 10 day headlining European Tour featuring numerous festival appearances including Obscene Extreme, Wipe Out Fest, Extreme Fest, and the Eistnaflug Fest. The tour kicks off on July 5th at St. Pölten, Austria’s version of Extreme Fest and runs through July 14th at Iceland’s Eistnaflug Fest. A complete listing of dates is included below.

Guitarist Steve Goldberg commented on the upcoming tour: "After a little downtime, we are really excited to get back to Europe for some festivals! We will be hitting up 2 new countries on this trip, Croatia and Iceland, and can't wait to meet new friends. We have also started the writing process for our new album that will be released through Relapse hopefully sometime early next year. So far the songs are the most diverse, and some of the most challenging material we have ever written."

July. 5 St. Pölten, Austria Extreme Fest
July. 6 Hünxe, Germany Extreme Fest
July. 7 Pratteln, Switzerland Extreme Fest Tickets
July. 8 Bovisio Masciago, Italy Wipe Out Fest
July. 9 Savignano sul rubicone, Italy Wipe Out Fest
July. 10 Zagreb, Croatia AKC Attack
July. 11 Budapest, Hungary Trafik Klub
July. 12 Trutnov, Czech Rep Obscene Extreme Tickets
July. 14 Neskaupstaður, Iceland Eistnaflug Fest Tickets

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.

5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

Cannibal Corpse
Exodus
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
Marduk
Asphyx
Nasum
Suffocation
Eisregen
All Shall Perish
Carnifex
Arkona
Origin
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Helrunar
Wormed
Trollfest
Inquisition
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Aborted
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Condemned
Eis
Gama Bomb
Helheim
Disavowed
Farsot
Riger
Malignancy
Hellsaw
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Rompeprop
Benighted
Agrypnie
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Ingested
Wormrot
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Spasm
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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"The Big Shiny Prison" Re-Released For Free

Underground journalist Ryan Bartek has just re-released the book "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" as a free PDF Download. Featuring new cover art and a redesigned look, this new version finally does visual justice to the original.

The product of one year spent traveling the USA underground, "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" is a genre-bending work of nonfiction that is at once a road book and a journalistic expose on American counterculture as well.

In "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" Bartek makes it through 35 states, spends 600+ hours on Greyhounds while interviewing a variety of celebrities, musicians, journalists and travelers. Covering all forms of counterculture with a heavy emphasis on extreme metal & hardcore punk, “The Big Shiny Prison” refuses to become a stereotypical “music book.” It instead falls into the category of the autobiographical road novel using a relevant approach that appeals to both the average reader & the critical academia.

Originally released on 11/15/09, the book features interviews/appearances by DWARVES, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, MDC, Repulsion, Psyopus, Cephalic Carnage, Downtown Brown, HIMSA, Atheist, Foxy Shazam, STALAGGH, Absymal Dawn, Ludicra, The Angelic Process, AxCx & many more. More...

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Metal Videos To Get You In The Halloween Mood 4

All Hallow’s Eve has finally arrived and it’s just about time to get the debauchery going full swing. Whether you’re getting the altar set up for a black mass or you just plan on drinking until werewolves and vampires seem like legitimate concerns, there’s a host of metal videos to help get the evening started right.

Earlier this month we showcased horror themed videos that went way over the top, focused on the devil and his minions, and then dipped into the atmopsheric and creepy videos. Now that Halloween is here we’ll finish off with monsters, serial killers, and even a few bonus clips.

Bleeding Through – “Kill To Believe”

The “Kill To Believe” video is like its own little mini redneck hillbilly horror movie. If you’ve seen all the “Wrong Turn” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” movies a couple dozen times, this one’s for you.

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Hot Graves Added to The Goregrowler's Ball

Florida, d-beat death/thrash artists, Hot Graves have been added to this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The group comes to the lineup as a result of Cephalic Carnage dropping off the ball, as well as their tour with Exhumed/Goatwhore and Havok

Another Florida-based death metal band, Hellwitch will be performing it's 1990 debut album, “Syzygial Miscreancy” in it’s entirety on Friday, November 18th.

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Way of Darkness VI Festival Underway

The Way of Darkness VI festival is running from October 6th through the 8th at the Stadthalle (city hall building) in Lichtenfels, Germany. The line-up of bands for the three day fest is as follows:


ABSENT/MINDED
ABYSMAL TORM ENT (MT)
ARTILLERY (DK)
AVULSED - 20 Jahre Avulsed (ES)
BENEDICTION (GB)
BENIGHTED (F)
BLEEDING RED
CEPHALIC CARNAGE (USA)
DARKNESS
DESTRUCTION
DISBELIEF
DYING FETUS (USA) - Exclusive European Show 2011
ENTOMBED (SE) - Special Old School Show: Only songs from "Left Hand Path" & "Clandestine"
EXHUMED (USA) FLESHCRAWL - 20 years Fleshcrawl
GRAVE (SE) - Special 20th anniversary show ("Into the Grave")
HAIL OF BULLETS (NL)
HELLISH CROSSFIRE
HOUWITSER (NL)
LEGION OF THE DAMNED (NL)
MALIGNANT TUMOUR (CZ) - 20 years Malignant Tumor
MARTIN MISSY AND THE PROTECTORS
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
MORGOTH - 20 years "Cursed" (Exclusive Southern Germany show)
OBSCURA
SEVERE TORTURE (F)
SODOM
SOUL DEMISE
STERBHAUS (SE)
SYPHOR (IRL)
THANATOS (F) More...

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Cephalic Carnage To Re-Issue "Lucid Interval"

Cephalic Carnage will see the official re-issue of the"Lucid Interval" album this September via Relapse Records. The "Lucid Interval" re-issue features expanded packaging and a previously unreleased bonus track.

The new version will be available in stores once again starting on September 13th, 2011. Additional information and pre-order options can be found here.

Additionally, Cephalic Carnage has partnered up with label-mates Exhumed for two-months of international touring this fall. The two bands will head to Europe in early October for a tour that will kick-off with a performance as part of the Way of Darkness Festival in Germany. Following, Cephalic Carnage and Exhumed, along with Louisiana's Goatwhore, will embark on a four-week North American tour.

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

Relapse Records has now posted its 13th podcast online, which highlights brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks. You can check out the Podcast here.

This month's podcast features an exclusive interview with Jamey Jasta of Kingdom Of Sorrow, which is on tour now as part of the massive Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The podcast also includes brand new music from Toxic Holocaust, Brutal Truth, Hail!Hornet, Revocation, and more. The songs appearing on the audio file are as follows:

Toxic Holocaust – “Bitch"
Revocation – “No Funeral”
Hail!Hornet – “Shoot The Pigs”
Dying Fetus – “Fade Into Obscurity”
Unkind – “Harhakuvat”
Fuck the Facts – “The Pile of Flesh You Carry”
Kingdom of Sorrow – “God’s Law in the Devil’s Land”
Red Fang – “Through” (No Talent Cover)
Brutal Truth – “Fuck Cancer”
Cephalic Carnage – “Black Metal Sabbath”
Origin – “Mental Torment”
Daylight Dies – “Unending Waves”
Nile – “Sarcophagus”

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Havok Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Denver thrash warriors Havok will embark on another punishing support trek this Fall alongside headliners Exhumed, Goatwhore, and Cephalic Carnage. Set to commence on October 26th in New Mexico, the tour will lay waste to nearly two dozen cities and come to a close in Flagstaff, Arizona on November 20th.

Said vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “I’m fuckin’ psyched! This lineup is HEAVY! I’m a fan of all of the bands that we’ll be playing with, so this is gonna be really fun. Even better, we finally get to tour with Cephalic Carnage. It will be cool to show people how bands from Denver throw down. If this tour is anything like our last run with Forbidden, there are going to be some gnarly pits and bloody noses. Anyone that’s going to these shows should be prepared to have a sore neck.”

Added drummer Pete Webber: “We are pumped to announce our tour with Exhumed, Goatwhore and Cephalic Carnage this Fall! Our last tour with Forbidden was one of the best yet and we hope to keep the heat going with this one! We will be hitting some cities where HAVOK has not played in awhile and you all better show your metal faces there!”

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Exhumed Announces Second Leg Of N. American Tour

Exhumed has announced that they will resume their North American trek this fall and hit more of the cities not covered on their first leg, including most of the East coast. They'll be bringing Cephalic Carnage along once again, as well as Goatwhore and Havok. Metalunderground.com will once again be sponsoring this leg of the tour as well.

Here are the new tour dates:

Oct 26 - The Juggernaut (no Goatwhore) Gallup, NM
Oct 27 - Sorority House (no Goatwhore) Amarillo, TX
Oct 28 - The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 29 - Fubar St Louis, MO
Oct 30 - Reggies Rock Club Chicago, IL
Oct 31 - I-Rock Nightclub Detroit, MI
Nov 01 - Alrosa Villa Columbus, OH Tickets
Nov 01 - Alrosa Villa Columbus, OH
Nov 02 - Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY Tickets
Nov 03 - Wreck Room Toronto, Canada
Nov 04 - Les Foufounes Electriques Montreal, Canada
Nov 05 - Rock Café Le Stage Trois Rivières, Canada
Nov 06 - L’Agitee Quebec City, Canada
Nov 08 - Palladium Worcester, MA
Nov 09 - Europa Brooklyn, NY
Nov 10 - Championship Trenton, NJ
Nov 11 - Mojo 13 Wilmington, DE
Nov 12 - Sonar Baltimore, MD
Nov 13 - The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
Nov 14 - Masquerade Atlanta, GA Tickets
Nov 15 - Brass Mug Tampa, FL
Nov 17 - Siberia New Orleans, LA
Nov 18 - Korova (as part of Goregrowler’s Ball w/ SUFFOCATION) San Antonio, TX
Nov 20 - Orpheum Theatre (no Goatwhore) Flagstaff, AZ

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Goatwhore To Tour With Exhumed

Goatwhore is hard at work on the follow-up to "Carving Out The Eyes Of God," and once the band wraps up recording with Erik Rutan at Mana Studios, the group will immediately hit the road for headlining shows starting in Tampa, FL.

From there, Goathwore will join the Exhumed tour presented by Hails and Horns, MetalSucks and MetalInjection. Support on the tour comes from Cephalic Carnage and Havok. The tour stars in Gallup, NM on October 26th.

Bassist James Harvey adds, "It has been a while since we toured with our friends in Exhumed and Cephalic Carnage. We are looking forward to having some chaos injected nights of wicked metal with them all. Things are going great in the studio with Rutan. He's a master and definitely brings out the best in us!"

Upcoming Goatwhore tour dates are as follows: More...

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Cephalic Carnage Added to Goregrowler's Ball

Goregrowler Entertainment has announced the addition of tech-death icons Cephalic Carnage to the 5th annual Goregrowler's Ball.

The steadfast Relapse Records artist joins Suffocation, Aborted, Hirax, Exhumed, Internal Bleeding, Goatwhore, Deceased and many other artists. The Goregrowler's Ball 5 takes place at Korova in San Antonio Texas on November 18th - 20th, 2011.

You can find more information on the Goregrowler's Ball by heading over to the Goregrowler Entertainment website at this location.

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Exhumed To Play Central Illinois Metalfest

Exhumed has announced it will be performing at this year's upcoming Central Illinois Metalfest. The festival takes place in Urbana, IL on July 22nd - 24th at the Canopy Club (708 S. Goodwin Avenue).

Exhumed will be playing in support of the new album "All Guts, No Glory" (reviewed here), which is also currently available for streaming in its entirety. "All Guts, No Glory" was released in North America on July 5th and will drop internationally on July 11th.

Other bands confirmed to appear at the upcoming Central Illinois Metalfest include Cephalic Carnage, Nachtmystium, Flesh Parade, Putrid Pile, Embalmer, Decrepit Birth, Insanity, and Insidious Decrepancy. Ticket information and the complete line-up can be found at this location.

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More Exhumed North American Tour Dates Confirmed

The final dates for the Metalunderground.com sponsored Exhumed North American headlining tour have been announced. Support comes from Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, and Withered. Here are the latest tour dates:

07/17/11 - San Diego, CA United States @ Ruby Room w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/18/11 - Tempe, AZ United States @ The Clubhouse w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/19/11 - Albuquerque, NM United States @ Launch Pad w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/20/11 - Denver, CO United States @ Marquis Theater w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/21/11 - Merriam, KS United States @ Aftershock w/ Origin, Cephalic Carnage
07/22/11 - Des Moines, IA United States @ Vaudeville Mews w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/23/11 - Urbana, IL United States @ The Canopy as part of Central Illinois Metalfest
07/25/11 - Milwaukee, WI United States @ The Rave w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/26/11 - St. Paul, MN United States @ Station 4 w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/27/11 - Winnipeg, MB Canada @ Royal Albert Arms w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/28/11 - Regina, SK Canada @ The Exchange w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/29/11 - Edmonton, AB Canada @ The Pawn Shop w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/30/11 - Calgary, AB Canada @ The Distillery w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/31/11 - Kelowna, BC Canada @ The Sunplex w/ Macabre, Cephalic Carnage, Withered
08/01/11 - Vancouver, BC Canada @ Rickshaw Theater w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/02/11 - Seattle, WA United States @ Studio Seven w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/03/11 - Portland, OR United States @ Branx (Loveland) w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/04/11 - San Francisco, CA United States @ Slim's w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/05/11 - Sparks, NV United States @ The Alley w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/06/11 - Las Vegas, NV United States @ Cheyanne Saloon w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/07/11 - Hollywood, CA United States @ The Key Club w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered

Following that tour, Exhumed also has some European festival appearances planned:

08/11/11 - Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
08/12/11 - Oulu, Finland Jalometalli Metal Music Festival
08/13/11 - Schlotheim, Germany Party San Open Air
08/14/11 - Ieper, Belgium Ieperfest

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Musicians Talk About Their Metal Gateway Bands

Metal Injection's new series "Ask The Artist" is back with a new episode. This edition asks "What band got you into heavy metal?" Watch the clip below as members of Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus, A Life Once Lost, Times of Grace, The Ocean, Revocation, Lazarus A.D., Lionheart, Volumes, Struc/tures, and The Contortionist talk about their gateway bands into metal.


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Musicians Discuss What They Would Do Besides Music

Metal Injection has launched a new series titled "Ask The Artist," in which one question is asked to numerous bands to see their responses. In this edition Metal Injection asked members of Between the Buried And Me, Times of Grace, A Life Once Lost, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage, The Ocean, LaZarus AD, Revocation, Structures, Lionheart and more about what profession they would choose if they weren't a touring musician. You can see the band's answers below.


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New England Metal Fest Footage Available

Metal Injection has posted a video clip online from the New England Metal and Hardcore festival that includes appearances from members of Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus, Times of Grace, A Life Once Lost, Volumes, Structures, The Ocean, Lionheart, and Lazarus A.D. discussing their experiences at the fest and what playing the show means to them. The video clip can be viewed below.


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Cephalic Carnage Video Interview Available

Metal Assault has posted a video interview online with Lenzig Leal and Brian Hopp from Cephalic Carnage, which was conducted at the Glass House in Pomona, CA on May 5th, 2011. The clip can be viewed below.

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