Year of Desolation
From: Indianapolis, IN, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Year of Desolation 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.
After a year and a half long hiatus, Year of Desolation has announced their return with a new line up, which is as follows:
Chad Z - Vocals
Mike Vandegriff - Bass
Matt Behner - Drums
Josh Kappel - Guitar
John Hehman - Guitar More...
Indiana's YEAR OF DESOLATION have posted some rough, demo version of new material here.
Meanwhile, material from the band's Prosthetic Records debut, Year of Desolation can also be found on the band's official MySpace page.
The band continues working on material while at home, having spent a good portion of the last year on tour with the likes of Burn In Silence, Apiary, Unholy, With Blood Comes Cleansing, Thine Eyes Bleed, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage and Skeletonwitch, among others.
Produced by Jamie King (Through The Eyes of the Dead, Glass Casket, killwhitneydead), Year of Desolation features in-depth design from renowned artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord, Through The Eyes of the Dead).
Indiana-based thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION have issued the following update:
"We've been hard at work over the last few months writing a new record, and we've got about nine songs done and they are all expansive on our past works. The melodies are more melodious, the thrash is more hightop, and of course the death metal is still brutal! We're working on getting some touring lined up and hopefully be in the studio sometime late this year.
As far as the video for 'Suffer Thy Nemesis' goes, we're still going through 'red tape' to get it aired on some television channels that you might all be familiar with. But if worst comes to worst, we'll be releasing it on YouTube and MySpace shortly... stay tuned!" More...
Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION have just been confirmed as an addition to the currently-underway Dying Fetus War of Attrition tour alongside labelmates SKELETONWITCH. The band is excited to again meet up with their labelmates and friends, but also have to reluctantly pull out of the rest of the dates on the band's last tour, which featured YEAR OF DESOLATION as direct support to Thine Eyes Bleed alongside Hurtlocker and Sons of Azrael.
YEAR OF DESOLATION recently shot footage for a music video to "Suffer Thy Nemesis," one of the tracks on the band's self-titled Prosthetic Records debut. Photos from the two day shoot will be available shortly, and a completed version will appear online and on video outlets in the coming weeks. 'Year of Desolation' was released earlier this year in January, and the band has been on the road for the bulk of 2007 supporting the effort, the band's second full-length. More...
Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION are currently at home, working on new material and gearing up for another tour to continue supporting the band's Prosthetic Records debut, Year of Desolation. Having just completed a string of dates alongside With Blood Comes Cleansing, Bloodlined Calligraphy, and Bloodjinn, YEAR OF DESOLATION will head out in November as direct support to Thine Eyes Bleed.
"Hey, it's your boy, Chad Z, from YEAR OF DESOLATION calling all metalheads. Mark your calendars! We are about to embark on a few weeks of crucialness, as we will be supporting Thine eyes Bleed in a trek across the nation. Joining us for this exiting xtravaganza will be none other and the Sons of Azrael and Hurtlocker. We look forward to having some amazing times on this tour and YOU should too. This tour WILL be peanut BRUTAL!!"
YEAR OF DESOLATION on tour
(with Thine Eyes Bleed, Sons of Azrael, Hurtlocker)
11/01 San Marcos, CA – The Jumping Turtle
11/02 Oakland, CA – Uptown Nightclub
11/03 Fresno, CA – The Exit
11/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Relax Bar
11/05 TBA - TBA
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 Ft. Worth, TX – The Rock Yard
11/13 Fayettevill, AR – The Dart Room
11/14 Little Rock, AR – Vino's
11/15 Springfield, MO – Remington's Downtown
11/16 Galesburg, IL – Billiards On Main
11/17 LaCrosse, WI – The Warehouse
11/18 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
11/19 Cleveland, OH – Peabody's
11/20 Niagara Falls, NY – Evening Star Concert Hall
*more dates TBA* More...
Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION have posted a professionally-shot live video online from a performance from the Island Oasis in Winter Park, Fla. while out on the road continuing to support the band's Prosthetic Records debut, Year of Desolation. Helmed and edited by director Zach Voytas, the clip of the song "Elitist Death Squad" is currently available on YouTube. More...
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
With Blood Comes Cleansing, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Year Of Desolation, and Bloodjinn will hit the road together in September. Here are the tour dates:
9/7 Sheffield, AL @ The Rave
9/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
9/10 Boca Raton, FL @ The Hookah Hut
9/11 Fort Meyers, FL @ Smiling Dog Saloon
9/12 Winter Park, FL @ Island Oasis
9/13 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
9/14 Houston, TX @ The Engine Room
9/15 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Compound
9/16 San Antonio, TX @ Scoobys
9/17 McAllen, TX @ The Metro
9/19 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
9/21 Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
9/22 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
9/24 St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
9/25 Galesburg, IL @ Billiards on Main
9/26 Detroit, MI @ The Hayloft Liqour Stand
9/27 Columbus, OH @ The High Five
9/30 Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Main Stage
10/3 Pittsburgh, PA @ The School (BCA)
10/5 Manchester, NH @ American Legion Post 79
10/6 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels Skatepark
Threat Signal will be touring with Bloodjinn and Year of Desolation this summer, dates are as follows:
7/6/2007 The Foundry Music Venue- Joplin, Missouri
7/7/2007 The Dart Room- Fayetteville, Arkansas
7/8/2007 Fat Daddy's Sound Shack- Lewisville, Texas
7/9/2007 The Compound- Corpus Christi, Texas
7/11/2007 Walter's On Washington- Houston, Texas
7/12/2007 Red 7- Austin, Texas
7/13/2007 White Rabbit- San Antonio, Texas
7/14/2007 Absolute Zero- Clovis, New Mexico
7/17/2007 Brick By Brick- San Diego, California
7/18/2007 Knitting Factory- Hollywood, California
7/19/2007 Showcase Theatre- Corona, California
7/20/2007 Box Underground- Downtown Tijuana, Mexico
7/21/2007 Uptown Nightclub- Oakland, California
7/22/2007 Susanville Elks Lodge- Susanville, California
7/23/2007 The Gadfly- La Grande, Oregon
7/24/2007 Hawthorne Theatre- Portland, Oregon
7/25/2007 Studio Seven- Seattle, Washington
7/26/2007 Hells Kitchen- Tacoma, Washington
8/1/2007 Club Vegas- Salt Lake City, Utah
8/2/2007 Hubba's House Of Rock- Aurora, Colorado
8/3/2007 Static Bar- Topeka, Kansas
8/5/2007 Station-4- St. Paul, Minnesota
8/7/2007 Arlington Heights Knights Of Columbus Hall- Arlington Heights, Illinois
8/18/2007 Sirens- Milford, New Hampshire
8/19/2007 Monatage Music Hall- Rochester, New York
8/20/2007 Knitting Factory- New York City, New York
8/21/2007 Dingbatz- Clifton, New Jersey
8/22/2007 Jaxx- Springfield, Virginia
8/24/2007 The SoundVent- Thomasvill, North Carolina
9/3/2007 Lake Eagles Station- Lake Station, Illinois More...
Year Of Desolation parted ways with drummer Steve Sams last week for undisclosed reasons, though his departure seems less than amicable. The group will use fill-ons on their current tour, but will eventually be rejoined by former drummer Matthew Behner. According to the band, "Matt Behner, as some of you know, was our drummer for last years touring season. He departed on good terms and now he's got his life in order and we're more than glad to have him back. Matt is an excellent drummer, great friend and all around good guy. It will be a pleasure to have him back on board."
Dates have been finalized for the upcoming Lambgoat First Post (No Care Ever) Tour. Featuring Year Of Desolation (Prosthetic Records), The Destro (Ironclad Recordings), Iscariot (567 Records), Apiary (Ironclad Recordings), and Unholy (Lambgoat Records), the trek will begin in Ohio in early-June, and wind its way across the U.S. and back, ending in New England in early-July.
Here are the finalized Lambgoat First Post (No Care Ever) Tour dates:
6/3 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/4 Toledo, OH @ Vamps
6/5 Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights Of Columbus Hall
6/6 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
6/7 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
6/8 Osseo, MN @ The Segue
6/9 Rapid City, SD @ Dahl Fine Arts Center
6/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/14 Oakland, CA @ Uptown Nightclub
6/15 Susanville, CA @ Susanville Elks Lodge
6/16 Tijuana, MEX @ Box Underground
6/17 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
6/18 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
6/19 El Paso, TX @ House Of ROck N Roll
6/20 Austin, TX @ Red 7
6/21 Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
6/22 San Antonio, TX @ Scoobys
6/23 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Compound
6/24 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
6/25 Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
6/26 Orlando, FL @ Island Oasis
6/27 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
6/28 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
6/29 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
6/30 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
7/2 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa Night Club
7/3 Levittown, NY @ Club Metasin
7/4 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards
7/6 Portland, ME @ The Station
7/7 Milford, NH @ Sirens
Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION will be touring throughout the summer on a handful of different packages. Starting in May with The Handshake Murders, the band will continue on in June alongside a rotating line-up with The Destro, Unholy, Apiary and Iscariot on the Lambgoat-sponsored First Post Tour. YEAR OF DESOLATION will continue on the tour through June 28, before departing to continue touring throughout July and into August, this time with Threat Signal and Bloodjinn.
YEAR OF DESOLATION continues touring in support of its Prosthetic Records debut, 'Year of Desolation,' which has been praised by critics as a welcome addition to the thrash and melodic death metal scene, which saw a January release. Produced by Jamie King (Through The Eyes of the Dead, Glass Casket), 'Year of Desolation' features in-depth design from renowned artist Paul Romano. Samples from the record can be heard on the YEAR OF DESOLATION MySpace site.
Here are the latest YEAR OF DESOLATION tour dates: More...
Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION will be touring throughout June alongside a rotating line-up with The Destro, Unholy, Apiary and Iscariot on the Lambgoat-sponsored First Post Tour, and the first batch of confirmed dates have been revealed. YEAR OF DESOLATION will continue on the tour through June 28, before departing to continue touring on an as of yet unannounced tour. The band will continue touring in support of its Prosthetic Records debut, 'Year of Desolation.'
YEAR OF DESOLATION tour dates: More...
Prosthetic Records has just finished uploading a bunch of new exclusive ringtones from Beneath The Massacre, Byzantine, The Funeral Pyre and Year of Desolation along with all the other ringtones from Burn In Silence, Cannae, Light This City and Through The Eyes of the Dead. Cruise over to their home at Musicane right now to scoop them all up for the price of $1.99.
Ringtones are only available there and they're sure to rock your phone. Full previews are available so you can check them out before you buy!
Lambgoat is sponsoring the "First Post Tour," which kicks off in June and features Year of Desolation, The Destro, Unholy, Apiary and Iscariot in rotating slots. The bands have fleshed out routing for the tour, but are looking for help with booking the dates. If you are interested in offering assistance, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
YEAR OF DESOLATION is currently hard at work filling up the remaining spring and summer dates with constant touring plans in support of the band's well-received Prosthetic Records debut, 'Year of Desolation.' Produced by Jamie King (Through The Eyes of the Dead, Glass Casket), 'Year of Desolation' features in-depth design from renowned artist Paul Romano. Samples from the record can be heard on the YEAR OF DESOLATION MySpace site.
Here are the latest YEAR OF DESOLATION tour dates, including the "First Post Tour" dates: More...
Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION have unveiled additional new music via the band's MySpace page. "Elitist Death Squad," the opening track from the band's self-titled Prosthetic Records debut has been added alongside the previously available tracks "Running The Gauntlet," "The Economy of Excess" and "Erasing Your Existence," all of which appear on the forthcoming album.
"2007 is the year of desolation," frontman Chad Zimmerman said with a chuckle. "Much love goes out to all our new friends from across the nation, hot off the heels of an extremely awesome friend-making quest across the USA. We had a blast with the dudes in Incantation, Internal Suffering and Burn In Silence and we're really looking forward to the album's release. We look forward to being the first band to break your neck this year and unleashing our unholy terror upon the masses in '07. We also look forward to making many, many more friends on the road and seeing some new faces too. Spread the word, it's time for the desolation crew to unite!"
YEAR OF DESOLATION's self-titled record will see a Jan. 23 release through Prosthetic Records. Featuring extensive artwork from renowned artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord), the record also boasts production from Jamie King (Through The Eyes of the Dead, Between The Buried And Me). Having already toured extensively throughout 2006 alongside Incantation, Burn In Silence and headlining shows across the country, YEAR OF DESOLATION will have more touring details shortly.
Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION have revealed artwork and two tracks from the band’s forthcoming self-titled Prosthetic Records debut. Boasting in-depth artwork from Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Acacia Strain), and production from Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Through The Eyes of the Dead), 'Year of Desolation' will see a January 23 release, with the band having already spent much of 2006 on the road alongside the likes of Incantation, headlining the Cultivating The Masses tour, and a two-month tour with labelmates Burn In Silence.
The band has posted two tracks, “The Economy of Excess” and “Erasing Your Existence,” on the official YEAR OF DESOLATION MySpace page, while artwork can be found at Prosthetic Records.com (front, back). The official Prosthetic Records MySpace page is also housing a streaming copy of “The Economy of Excess.”
YEAR OF DESOLATION is currently mapping out plans to continue touring in early 2007, details on that will be available shortly.
Indianapolis' melodic death/thrash band Year of Desolation are in search of a new drummer. Here is the message they posted on their MySpace:
No fierce drug habits (ie: anything white, anything injected or snorted)
INSANE DOUBLE BASS SKILLS A MUST (as in 16th notes at 200+ BPM)
PLAYING TO A METRONOME A MUST
WILLING TO TOUR 9 MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR FOR VERY LITTLE MONEY A MUST.
18+ (prefer 21+)
MUST HAVE YOUR OWN GEAR
No Ego trips, Cockblockers or Rockstars, we've already got 2 of em.
MUST be willing and able to practice AT LEAST 3 times a week in INDIANAPOLIS.
"If you do not meet all of these requirements don't respond, we're not trying to waste your time or ours and this is a VERY serious situation. Not that our band is SUPER SERIOUS, but in order for us to tour when our record is released, this kinda takes the forefront. If you Don't like Thrash, or bands with melody, don't bother responding either.
"We're getting tours lined up for next year and our record comes out jan 23rd, so basically we've got exactly one month and 3 weeks to train YOU!
"We like to have fun, we're all drinkers (save mike v) we do stupid shit on tour and generally act like a bunch of douche bags. We're ready to take over are YOU?
"Think you can do it? hit us up at year_of_desolation AT hotmail.com"
Fresh off a hugely successful appearance at Boston's Locobazooka 2006 festival, BURN IN SILENCE and Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION will team up for a tour across America this fall. Currently gearing up for a month long run through the States, BURN IN SILENCE will meet up with label mates YEAR OF DESOLATION in mid-September and stick it out on the road together in November. Also teaming up with The Red Death and A Love Ends Suicide along the way, BURN IN SILENCE will continue to support the band's full length debut on Prosthetic Records, Angel Maker, having already toured heavily throughout the United States in 2006 alongside Black My Heart, Too Pure To Die, The Autumn Offering, and Jacknife.
Recently meeting up with director Mike Wildt, BURN IN SILENCE's debut video, for the track "Lines From An Epitaph" will make its debut online and at video outlets shortly. The band met up with Wildt in Costa Mesa, Calif. in July. Current, confirmed tour dates are as follows, and more shows will be announced as they are confirmed:
BURN IN SILENCE on tour: More...
Indiana-based thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION have posted an early mix of the band’s song “Flavor Of The Weak” on its MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/yearofdesolation) as a pre-cursor to the band’s forthcoming Prosthetic Records debut.
Currently on tour across the United States with Cerberus and Forever In Terror on the “Cultivating The Masses” tour, YEAR OF DESOLATION just recently completed recording of the band’s Prosthetic debut, tentatively dubbed ‘Year of Desolation.’ Recorded with producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Through The Eyes of The Dead), the record is due out in early 2007 through Prosthetic. Touring plans for the fall are currently in the works, tentatively teaming YEAR OF DESOLATION up with label mates BURN IN SILENCE. More details will be announced when they are available.