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Defeated Sanity has recruited Josh Welshman as the band's new full time vocalist. Welshman, based out of Warwick, Rhode Island, also handles vocals duties, and all instruments for one man death metal project Autonomy.
Bassist Jacob Schmidt comments: "Some of you have already seen him on stage, as he fronted us on our last two US tours, the Obscene Extreme Festival as well as other shows in Europe and Indonesia. On these past tours he has proven himself as the perfect choice and we are really happy to welcome him as a member of Defeated Sanity.”
Josh proudly contributes the following statement regarding his future contributions: "Ich bin eine Cockhammer."
Defeated Sanity is currently making plans to tour extensively in 2017. Stay tuned for more updates. More...
German old-school and prog-death-metal-influenced metal outfit Defeated Sanity premieres a new song entitled "The Quest For Non-Existence", taken from the upcoming new new full-length experimental release "Disposal Of The Dead/Dharmata", which will be out in stores July 22 via Willowtip Records. Defying convention, the album is comprised of two separate EPs, and is essentially a split release with itself.
Check out now "The Quest For Non-Existence" below.
Defeated Sanity premieres a new song entitled "At One With Wrath", taken from the upcoming new new full-length experimental release "Disposal Of The Dead/Dharmata", which will be out in stores July 22 via Willowtip Records. Defying convention, the album is comprised of two separate EPs, and is essentially a split release with itself.
Check out now "At One With Wrath" below.
Germany’s Defeated Sanity returns to the fold with new full-length experimental release “Disposal Of The Dead/Dharmata.” Defying convention, the album is comprised of two separate EPs, and is essentially a split release with itself.
"Disposal Of The Dead" is Defeated Sanity in the band's most primal form. A caveman-esque display of audio barbarity, that is stripped down, raw, and unrelenting. "Dharmata" is an homage to old school progressive death metal, recruiting vocalist Max Phelps (Exist, Cynic, Death To All), and venturing into more avant-garde territory.
Bass player Jacob Schmidt comments: "With this new release, we present Defeated Sanity in an unusual, unexpected way. See it as a concept... an irregularity in our discography. Enjoy listening to us playing outside of our known style!” More...
In celebration of its release via Willowtip Records, Lambgoat.com is currently streaming "Passages Into Deformity" from German death metal tyrants Defeated Sanity in its entirety. Check out the album right here.
"Passages Into Deformity" was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-Defeated Sanity, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) and sound effects performed by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin).
The bowel-shattering follow-up to 2010’s "Chapters of Repugnance" comes paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews, and vicious performance videos. Order your copy now right here. More...
Today the metal miscreants at Decibel offer up an exclusive premiere of “Naraka” from German death metal moguls Defeated Sanity. The tune comes by way of the band’s forthcoming slab of iniquity - "Passages Into Deformity." Check out "Naraka" right here.
Says bassist Jacob Schmidt of the track: “Here we have the first mid-tempo-only song we've written in years! It's probably the slowest and grooviest on Passages. Enjoy!”
Scheduled for release on February 5th, 2013 through Willowtip Records, "Passages Into Deformity" was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany and includes guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-Defeated Sanity, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) as well as sound effects by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin). More...
German progressive death metal behemoths Defeated Sanity will unleash "Passages Into Deformity" on February 5th, 2013 through Willowtip Records.
Recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-Defeated Sanity, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) and sound effects performed by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin), the nine-track follow-up to 2010’s "Chapters of Repugnance" will be paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews with the band, and performance videos.
Said the band of this latest output: “The album has a more old-school vibe to it, with a lot of early ‘90s inspired riffs and slams, but we made it a point to not get away from the technical and progressive stuff as well.”
German death metal horde Defeated Sanity has completed work on the band's new full-length album. Titled "Passages Into Deformity," the nine-track follow-up to 2010’s "Chapters of Repugnance" is scheduled for release on February 5th, 2013 via Willowtip Records.
"Passages Into Deformity" was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany and includes guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-Defeated Snity, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) with sound effects performed by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin). "Passages Into Deformity" will also be paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews with the band, and performance videos.
Comments the band in a collective statement: “With Passages Into Deformity, fans can expect another quality release from Defeated Sanity. Without compromising the brutality of our sound, we have stepped it up in terms of the overall production. The album has a more old-school vibe to it, with a lot of early ‘90s inspired riffs and slams, but we made it a point to not get away from the technical and progressive stuff as well. People can definitely expect the most balanced Defeated Sanity album yet.” More...
The complete book “Fortress Europe (The Big Shiny Prison Vol. II) ” is now online as a free PDF download. 10 years in the making, “Fortress Europe” is the long promised beast of nonfiction journalism from underground USA journalist Ryan Bartek.
Clocking in at 222 pages, this career defining & genre bending work details the author's travels throughout the European Underground in Summer 2011.
Refuting every stereotype of traditional journalism, “Fortress Europe” combines the classic autobiographical road novel with the current state of European Counterculture. The result is an odyssey of monumental scope featuring face-to-face interviews with a number of legends in extreme metal, hardcore punk, industrial, experimental, psychedelic & good old rock n' roll.
Appearances include Laibach, Wolfbrigade, Rotting Christ, Killing Joke, Funeral Winds, Enochian Crescent, Moonsorrow, Fondlecorpse, Defeated Sanity, First Blood, Hello Bastards, Armed Response Unit, Melting Walkmen, Abortion, Panthiest, CNK, Arkangel, HATE, Repulsione, Dehuman, Dickless Tracy, General Surgery, Grind The Enemy, Fides Inversa, Excavated, Terri Bomb, Flowers of Flesh & Blood, Knuckledust, Chiens, Vanguard, Splitter, Pyramido, Fen, Black Breath, Ingurgitating Oblivion, Scavenger Brats, El Schlong, Spacemen 3 & legendary Detroit writer/60's radical Mr. John Sinclair.
“Fortress Europe” also includes a bonus section featuring commentary by members of Brutal Truth, Master, Agathocles, Battlelore, Corpus Christii, Manzer, Seita, Cruadalach, Livstid, Nahemah, Der Blutharsch, Mincing Fury & Primordial.
The complete band lineup and running order for the Mountains of Death festival, which takes place in Switzerland from August 18th - 20th, have now been revealed. The order is as follows:
Donnerstag, 18. August
21.00 - 21.30 Oral Fistfuck (CH)
21.50 - 22.20 Absorb (DE)
22.40 - 23.20 Impure (ES)
23.45 - 00.45 Krisiun (BR)
01.05 - 01.40 Putrid Pile (US)
02.00 - 02.40 Rectal Smegma (NL)
Freitag, 19. August
13:45 - 14:15 Cremation (CH)
14:30 - 15:00 Embalming Theatre (CH)
15:15 - 15:45 Insain (FR)
16:05 - 16:35 Perverse Dependence (RU)
16:55 - 17:25 Amputated (UK)
17:45 - 18:25 Disentomb (AU)
18:45 - 19:25 Degrade (SE)
19:45 - 20:30 Defeated Sanity (DE)
20:50 - 21:35 Abysmal Torment (MT)
22:05 - 23:05 To Violently Vomit (US)
23:35 - 00:35 Decapitated (PL)
01:05 - 01:45 Viscera Trail (IL)
02:00 - 02:40 Fubar (NL) More...
The organizers of the upcoming Mountains of Death festival have checked in with the following update about the band lineup:
"The following bands are completing the line-up of Mountains of Death 2011: Incinerate (US), Modus Delicti (IT), To Violently Vomit (US), and Putrid Pile (US).
"All those who are giving themselves the trouble to check out the links on the billing list might wonder about the myspace address of To Violently Vomit... behind this name stands nobody less than the singular, legendary and since 1992 acitve Disgorge from San Diego... or at least the greater part of them! All the rest about disturbances and stories about the band you can read at another place and would go beyond the scope of this note.
"Almost unavoidable, there are some line-up changes. The following bands are not able to play: Ancient Necropsy (CO) and Ingurgitating Oblivion (DE)"
Just For Fun
Waterloo Records has posted a video clip online titled "Record Store Olympics Event 3: The Decipher," in which record store employees try to decipher increasingly incomprehensible metal band names based on their logos. Check out the clip below, and see if you can name all the bands based on their logos.
Defeated Sanity has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent U.S. tour dates and Maryland Death fest stop:
"Back from our second US Tour. It was packed with cool people, great audiences, some mad experiences and overall good times. We want to thank the following people that helped us in the US:
"Blue - for all the work you put in setting up the tour for us. You did a great job and we also can't thank you enough for sharing your backline with us.
"Sexcrement guys - it was a great time being on tour again with our brothers. You're such a bunch of cool dudes! Wish you all the best!
"Colin Marston - HUGE thanks for giving us a place to sleep, to rehearse, sharing your gear with us, recording our rehearsal and helping with everything. You're one of our best friends in the USA, this wouldn't have been possible without your help!
"Vanessa - for the hospitality and setting up the show in NY. It was a fun night and the venue was a good choice.
"Sean Murphy - for driving our asses around in the states. You did a great job and it was cool hanging out with you again! see you in europe brother! More...
The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."
As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.
The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."
As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.
Here's the updated flier: More...
The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.
Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:
Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...
Defeated Sanity has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new vocalist and lining up new tour dates:
"We will play a small US tour around Maryland Deathfest in May 2011. Expect these shows to be the final ones with AJ Magana on vocals. The dates will be released soon. We enjoyed working with AJ as he is an awesome musician who inspired us with his voice but also a great person in general. Though, everyone of us knows this collaboration is tough to be kept alive over the distance we're living away from each other, making this decision inevitable.
"So props to AJ for his contribution to Defeated Sanity. We wish him all the best for the future in both his musical and personal activities! Thank you brother! As many of you expected our new permanent singer will be Konstantin Lühring from (ex-)Despondency. During the shows he helped out as a session vocalist, he proved himself as the best choice to replace AJ in Defeated Sanity. We want to welcome him as a permanent member and can't wait to unleash the new tunes we are already jamming with him!
"In collaboration with Grindethic Records we will re-release our largely unobtainable first album 'Prelude To The Tragedy.' This release will feature two bonus tracks: A newly recorded version of Expectoration of Fear and a cover song which we will unveiled at a later point. Both tracks will have Konstantin Lühring on vocals. The release will happen in early 2011 with the exact date to be announced later on."
Sweden's Death Breath is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Festival. Next year's festival will take place from May 26th - 29th, 2011. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Defeated Sanity has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:
"Wolfgang Teske Tribute Concert! Lille will be stepping in for Wolfgang Teske for at least these two gigs of his old band Neue Aera. Anyone who might be near and interested in Wolf's (and Lille's) Jazzrock side should come out to one of the shows: 5. November, Berlin "Ex'n'Pop," 6. November, Berlin "Columbia Club" support für Kraan
"In DS related news, a) there are 2 new complete songs and 3 more in advanced status. b) expect a tab for guitar, bass, drums and vocals for the song Blissfully Exsanguinated c) DvD with live footage (from all epochs!!), studio footage and other scenes is being planned right now d) expect new merch soon."
New Jersey based death metal band Funebrarum is the latest act to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Fest, which is set to take place from May 27th - 29th in Baltimore. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Bad acid trip
Corrosion of conformity
Hail of bullets
Last days of humanity
Germany's Defeated Sanity has issued the following announcement about the funeral for former guitarist Wolfgang Teske:
"Mainly for Wolfgang's german friends, but basically to anyone who is near or close enough to him: His funeral will take place at the 2. October at 11 in the morning at the cemetery in Dachsbach, Bavaria. After that there will be a 'party' in Uehlfeld, in a place called Wirtshaus Prechtl. They will serve his favorite food - lentil soup 'Linsensuppe' and there will be a jam session possibly with some improvised music and possibly some 'special' performances by the bands he used to play in.