Year of Desolation
From: Indianapolis, IN, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION have completed recording their Prosthetic Records debut album in North Carolina with producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD). The self-titled release will see an early 2007 release, and audio previews will be available shortly.
"Just ask me about the Jack Daniel's bottle, pissing in the parking lot and guitars being flung across the studio," vocalist Chad Zimmerman says of the recording process. "All that aside, Jamie King is a crucial dude, the atmosphere he creates makes for a fucking unforgettable experience! We've all had a blast being out here the past three weeks making friends and making the most devastating material we have done to date. The only negative thing I can say about this whole experience: Fuck the mosquitos!!! See you all on the road!"
YEAR OF DESOLATION will hit the road with CERBERUS and FOREVER IN TERROR on the "Cultivating The Masses" U.S. tour upon returning to Indianapolis. The band will then hit the road with label mates BURN IN SILENCE this fall. Dates for that run will be available shortly. More...
Indiana’s YEAR OF DESOLATION will hit the studio with Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD) this weekend to begin tracking for the band’s second album, the self-titled Prosthetic Records debut due in early 2007. Immediately upon completion of recording, Year Of Desolation will hit the road, playing a few regional shows before headlining the Cultivating The Masses Tour 2006 alongside CERBERUS and FOREVER IN TERROR, a tour sponsored by BW&BK, Metal Maniacs, and SMNnews.com. More...
Los Angeles based melodic death/thrashers CERBERUS have lined up the following tour dates for later this summer:
July 31 - Tucson, AZ @ TBA
August 1 - San Antonio, TX @ TBA
With YEAR OF DESOLATION and FOREVER IN TERROR:
August 2 - New Orleans, LA @ High Ground Venue
August 3 - Jacksonville, FL @ French Quarter
August 4 - Satellite Beach, FL @ The Sports Page
August 5 - Savannah, GA @ Little Rickys
August 6 - Summerville, SC @ The Legion
August 7 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
August 9 - Baltimore, MD @ TBA
August 10 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
August 11 - Staten Island, NY @ Dock Street Bar
August 12 - New York, NY @ Nikki & Sams
August 13 - Hamden, CT @ Elks Lodge
August 14 - Burlington, VT @ The Church
August 15 - Albany, NY @ Saratoga Winners
August 16 - Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
August 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Screwy Louies
August 18 - Detroit, MI @ The Modern Exchange
August 19 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
August 20 - Moorhead, MN @ All Star Bowl
August 22 - Spokane, WA @ The BLVD
August 23 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
August 24 - Portland, OR Rock N Roll Pizza
August 25 - Sacramento, CA @ On the Y
August 26 - Paso Robles, CA @ Masonic Temple
August 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
August 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation 2
August 29 - El Paso, TX @ Chics Bar and Billiards
August 30 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
August 31- Austin, TX @ RedRum Club
September 1 - Dallas, TX @ TBA
September 2 - Amarillo, TX @ The Pod
September 3 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
Immediately after Year Of Desolation finish recording their Prosthetic Records debut, the band will hit the road with 7th Plague and Cerberus. Here's the current schedule:
7/30 Nashville, TN @ TBA
7/31 Memphis, TN @ TBA
8/1 Jackson, MS @ TBA
8/2 Baton Rouge, LA @ TBA
8/3 Jacksonville, FL @ The French Quarter
8/4 Satellite Beach, FL @ The Sports Page
8/5 Savannah, GA @ TBA
8/6 Summerville, SC @ The Legion
8/7 Fayetteville, NC @ TBA
8/8 Roanoke, VA @ TBA
8/9 Richmond, VA @ TBA
8/10 Wilkes Barr, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
8/11 New York, NY @ TBA
8/12 Montclair, NJ @ TBA
8/13 Hamden, CT @ TBA
8/14 Burlington, VT @ Oddfellows
8/15 Troy, NY @ TBA
8/16 Buffalo, NY @ TBA
8/17 Cleveland, OH @ TBA
8/18 Detroit, MI @ The Modern Exchange
8/19 Chicago, IL @ TBA
8/20 Moorhead, MN @ All Star Bowl
8/22 Spokane, WA @ TBA
8/23 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/24 Portland, OR @ Rock and Roll Pizza
8/25 Sacramento, CA @ TBA
8/26 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Masonic Temple
8/27 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
8/28 Tempe, AZ @ TBA
8/29 El Paso, TX @ TBA
8/30 San Antonio, TX @ TBA
Los Angeles melodic thrash/death metallers CERBERUS have uploaded another track entitled 'The Gates Of Mercy' from their latest offering, The Cage Of Existence on their MySpace page at www.myspace.com/cerberus.
The band's debut CD, The Cage Of Existence was released in June 2005 through Hell and Death Records. Cerebus are currently in the studio recording a six song E.P., titled What Have We Become?, due for release on Hell and Death Records in mid-July. The tracklisting will be revealed soon.
This is the group’s last record with Hell And Death, and they will be shopping around for other labels. Interested parties can contact their manager at Jordan@churchofthe8thday.com. Plans for a full US tour with YEAR OF DESOLATION (Prosthetic Records) and 7TH PLAGUE in August are underway to support the release and dates will be announced soon.
Indianapolis' YEAR OF DESOLATION has officially been signed to Los Angeles-based Prosthetic Records. Recording for the band's Prosthetic debut will take place July 9 - 27 with seasoned producer Jamie King (Through The Eyes of The Dead, Between The Buried And Me) at the Basement Studios. The self-titled record will subsequently be released through Prosthetic in early 2007.
"We're completely stoked about working with PROSTHETIC they have some great bands and we are happy to be a part of their family," guitarist John Hehman says. "We're excited as hell to put this record out on Prosthetic, because it's definitely the best Year of Desolation stuff to date! LONG LIVE THE SHRED!!"
Originally formed in 2001 and with one full-length and one EP already under its belt, YEAR OF DESOLATION brands its sound as "melodic thrash, with absolutely zero metalcore influence," combining elements of thrash, neo classical, European progressive metal and American death metal. The band has already written a handful of material for the upcoming album, and several rough demos are available on the band's MySpace page.
In the meantime, YEAR OF DESOLATION will head out on the road with The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, having already shared the stage with God Forbid, Unearth, Six Feet Under, Ion Dissonance, and Arsis, among a slew of other contemporary metal acts in the past.
YEAR OF DESOLATION on tour
3/25 Crawfordsville, IN - American Legion Post
(with The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza)
4/02 Louisville, KY - Bulldog Cafe
4/03 Kent, OH - Screwey Louie's
4/04 Rochester, NY - Montage Live
4/05 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
4/06 Melrose, MA - Melrose Masonic Hall
4/07 Middletown, NY - Molly McGuire's
4/08 Hamden, CT - Elks Lodge (early show at Chaosfest)
4/08 West Norriton, PA - Audubon YMCA
4/09 Baltimore, MD - Mojo Room and Lounge
4/10 Raleigh, NC - The Brewery
4/11 Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
7/01 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Salle Le Louvre (Underground Attack Fest)