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Fresh off a South American tour, Dying Fetus has now announced headlining and co-headlining North American tour dates. The tour sponsored by Metal Sucks and Dead End Threads kicks off February 26th and runs through March 14th.
The first leg of the tour will see Dying Fetus headlining with support coming from Job For a Cowboy, Volumes, and Last Chance to Reason. The second leg will feature a co-headlining bill with Dying Fetus and The Faceless. Support will come from Goatwhore, Volumes and Last Chance to Reason.
Dying Fetus is currently working on the new album, entitled "Reign Supreme" which is set to be released in mid 2012 through Relapse Records. The band will also be touring North America this Spring as part of the Metal Alliance Tour with Devildriver, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches of Blood, Impending Doom and Wretched. The tour kicks off March 15th in Austin, TX as a part of the SXSW Music Festival and runs through April 21st, circling back to Houston, TX.
Upcoming Dying Fetus tour dates are as follows: More...
Dying Fetus is embarking on a string of South American dates tomorrow in preparation for its massive Metal Alliance U.S. Tour with Devildriver, The Faceless, Job for a Cowboy, 3 Inches of Blood, Impending Doom and Wretched.
Here are the South American dates, followed by the Metal Alliance dates:
DYING FETUS TOUR DATES:
1/11 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Asbury Bar
1/12 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Underground Cultural
1/13 Recife, Brazil @ Burburinho Bar
1/14 São Paulo, Brazil @ Manifesto Bar
1/15 Santiago, Chile @ Club 334
1/17 Bogota, Colombia @ Teatro La Mama
1/18 Armenia, Colombia @ Boston Avenue Bar
METAL ALLIANCE TOUR
3/15 Austin, TX @ SXSW / Scoot Inn
3/16 New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
3/17 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
3/18 Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
3/20 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
3/21 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
3/22 Danvers, MA @ Palace Ballroom
3/23 Montreal, QC @ Le National
3/24 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/25 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
3/26 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
3/27 St Paul, MN @ Station-4
3/28 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
3/29 Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
3/30 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
3/31 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
4/01 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/02 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/05 Oakland, CA @ The Pound
4/06 Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box
4/07 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
4/09 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
4/10 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
4/11 Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
4/13 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
4/15 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/16 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
4/19 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
4/20 Austin, TX @ Emo's East
4/21 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
May 24 Baltimore, MD Sonar (as part of Maryland Death Fest 2012)
American modern metal act Devildriver has announced that it will be the featured headliner on the forthcoming 2012 Metal Alliance North American tour. Support on the festival styled tour is set to come from The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches of Blood, and Impending Doom. All the currently announced dates for Metal Alliance 2012 can be viewed below.
3/15 Austin, TX SXSW - Scoot Inn
3/16 New Orleans, LA - The Hangar
3/17 St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
3/18 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
3/20 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
3/21 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
3/22 Danvers, MA - Palace Ballroom
3/23 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
3/24 Toronto, ON - Opera House
3/25 Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
3/26 Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
3/27 St Paul, MN - Station-4
3/28 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
3/29 Regina, SK - Riddell Centre
3/30 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
3/31 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
4/1 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
4/3 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
4/5 Oakland, CA - The Pound
4/6 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
4/7 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
4/9 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
4/10 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
4/11 Des Moines, IA - 7 Flags Event Center
4/13 Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater
4/15 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
4/16 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
4/19 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
4/20 Austin, TX - Emo's East
4/21 Houston, TX - House Of Blues
New doom metal band, Bewilderbiest, featuring various members of other well known metal bands, has changed its name to Bereft. The band has also uploaded the song "Withered Efflorescence" to its new Facebook page for streaming.
"This will give everyone a taste of what this band is about; dark, depressing, doom," commented vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott. "Definitely different from what we do in our usual bands. It's heavy as hell and we're all really proud how the record and collaboration came out, and we hope people feel the same way."
"On this particular track Sacha and Derek D. worked together on the music while Derek R. and I worked on the lyrics. I've always envisioned vocal tradeoffs with Sacha on this one, ever since the demo he sent me years ago, so that's what you hear on the chorus."
"This project has been on the back burner since 2008, so we hope people enjoy finally listening to it as much as we do. Come check out our first show ever at The Handbag Factory this month in Los Angeles!"
Bereft is made up of Sacha Dunable on guitar (Intronaut, Graviton), Derek Donley on drums (National Sunday Law, Graviton), Charles Elliott on vocals and guitar (Abysmal Dawn) and Derek Rydquist on bass (ex-The Faceless).
The debut album from BEREFT was recorded and mixed by drummer Derek Donley. Mastering has handled by Brian Elliott (EXHUMED, DYING FETUS) at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL.
The band has one upcoming shows scheduled at the moment:
9/30 The Handbag Factory - Los Angeles, CA
The Faceless has checked in from the studio during the recording of the band's new album, which is due out this Fall 2011 on Sumerian Records. Check out the clip below. More details on the upcoming release will be announced as they are made available.
New live footage featuring The Faceless bassist Evan Brewer performing material from his recently released solo album "Alone" has made its way online. You can check Evan Brewer performing his tracks "Actualize" and "Contraband" in the player provided below.
Evan Brewer, who is the new official bassist for technical death metallers The Faceless, has posted the following trailer online promoting his forthcoming solo album. The album, titled "Alone," will hit store shelves on June 28, 2011 through Sumerian Records. You check out the teaser in the player below.
Evan Brewer, who is the new official bassist for technical death metallers The Faceless, has posted the following video update online detailing his forthcoming solo album. The album, titled "Alone," will hit store shelves on June 28, 2011 through Sumerian Records.
The Faceless also recently parted ways with vocalist Derek Rydquist.
After rumors have circulated that vocalist Derek Rydquist has left The Faceless, Lambgoat.com is now reporting that Rydquist has confirmed his split with the band. A message from the former front man to Lambgoat reads as follows:
As you Internet sleuths have deduced, I have left The Faceless. I left the band a couple months ago, and we were waiting until they had everything sorted out on their end before saying anything about it, but I guess I'll take it upon myself to break the news. I am no longer emotionally or artistically fulfilled by being the vocalist for the group, and that's how I arrived at my decision. Touring's luster has worn off, and I have found myself reconsidering the role I would like to take in creating and presenting music. Also, being a 'professional musician' was kind of ruining my love for music because when you rely on this stuff to make you money, as with anything, it is easy to become bitter towards it. Not that it was all bad, I had the best times I will ever have being in this band, but it is time for me to move on.
I'd like to thank the band and the friends I've made through the band for making this not only a life altering experience, but a life shaping one. There is an immense amount of talent in this band, and the new vocalist they have is doing a great job, so please keep supporting The Faceless. I can now join you in anticipating the new album.
If you're interested, I'm now playing in another group with some dudes from some awesome bands. Check it out here. We're mixing the album right now, so we should have some music up soon.
You can also check out a new song from The Faceless titled "The Eidolon Reality" by heading over to this location.
Read the full article at Lambgoat.
California progressive metal act Intronaut has revealed a portion of the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States with Animals As Leaders. Support on the trek will come from Dead Letter Circus, Last Chance To Reason and a solo set from The Faceless bassist Evan Brewer. You can view the confirmed list of dates, cities and venues below with more expected to follow shortly.
07/07 San Diego, CA – Soma
07/08 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
07/10 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
07/11 Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
07/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/14 Wichita, KS – The Oz
07/15 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
07/16 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
07/17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
07/18 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
07/19 Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey
07/20 -Albany, NY – Northern Lights
A new doom band, Bewilderbiest, has been formed by various members of other well known metal bands. Bewilderbiest is made up of Sacha Dunable on guitar (Intronaut, Graviton), Derek Donley on drums (National Sunday Law, Graviton), Charles Elliott on vocals and guitar (Abysmal Dawn) and Derek Rydquist on bass (The Faceless). No music has been posted yet, but you can follow the band on Facebook for updates.
Update: After vocalist Derek Rydquist announced his departure from The Faceless, the band issued a statement through Facebook confirming that new vocalist Geoffrey Ficco appears on this song.
American progressive death metal act The Faceless has posted a new demo cut of a new song online. The track, titled "The Eidolon Reality," is to be featured on the band's forthcoming as-yet-untitled full length. You can check out the song in the player below.
American progressive death metal act The Faceless has revealed its new bass player to be Evan Brewer, who is known for his previous work in the bands Animosity and Reflux. The band commented on the acquisition of Brewer by saying:
"The sickest bass player in the game, Evan Brewer has officially joined The Faceless. See his videos on YouTube if you haven't already. Rumor has it his solo album will be coming out on Sumerian Records too."
You can view some of Brewer's solo material below.
American technical death metal act The Faceless has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. Support on the trek will come from Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya and Gorod. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
05/13 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmite
05/14 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
05/16 London, UK – Underworld
05/17 Leicester, UK – Sub 91
05/18 Reading, UK – Sub 89
05/19 Glasgow, UK – Apollo 23
05/20 Manchester, UK – Moho Live
05/22 Knokke-Heist, BEL – Ravelingen
05/23 Paris, FRA – Glazart
05/24 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
05/25 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
05/26 Pinarella, ITA – Rockplanet
05/27 Mining, AUT – Metalfest
05/28 Berlin, GER – Magnet
05/31 Oslo, NOR – Sub Scene
06/02 Hamburger, GER – Markthalle
06/03 Jena, GER – F-Haus
06/04 Koln, GER – Underground
As Third String Productions enters a 7th year of promoting festivals in North Texas, the organization has teamed up with Sumerian Records to present the 2011 South By So What?! music festival. South By So What?! began in 2007 as a multi-stage music festival showcasing the majority of the all-ages bands that would be making the trek to SXSW. This year's festival will be held at The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX on Saturday, March 19th and headlined by Sumerian artist Asking Alexandria.
The support acts include: Emmure, Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, Dance Gavin Dance, The Faceless, The Acacia Strain, Chiodos, Veil of Maya, Animals As Leaders, the recently reunited Gatsby's American Dream, Iwrestledabearonce, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Evergreen Terrace, Kill Matriarch, T-Mills, Lower Than Atlantis, Of Mice & Men, In Fear And Faith, I Set My Friends On Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, Upon A Burning Body, Abandon All Ships, Woe Is Me, The Color Morale, I Declare War, For All Those Sleeping, Just Like Vinyl, Close To Home, The Amity Affliction, and more still to be announced.
For additional details on the festival check out this location.
The Faceless guitarist Michael Keene has posted the following update online about working on a new album:
"After five years and two successful albums, we've decided to sign on with the sphinx-obsessed, record-pedaling Sumerian Records for some more! We've worked together from the start of both of our respective careers and have grown together the whole way.
"That brings me to the question, if it ain't broke, why fix it?
"There is no doubt that Sumerian has been there for us time and time again when we've needed them and they continue to grow and expand as a label every day. I'm very confident in their work for us and am proud to not only call everyone at Sumerian our business partners, but also our great friends.
"This next record is going to be the most musical and progressive record we've made. Since recording 'Planetary Duality', the goals of The Faceless have changed a bit. You can still expect a fast, technical and blistering record, but I personally am less focused on a musical aesthetic and more on musicality and making an expressive, unique, moody and expansive record. Speed picking, flying double bass and skin melting guitar solos are certainly still in order. However, you can also expect more clean vocals with big harmonies, some unique instrumentation, dark moody passages, interesting keyboards, synth guitars, vocoder and sequenced segments. It's going to be the most focused and depressive 'Faceless record to date.
"I'll also be filming as much of the recording process on my FlipCam and posting frequent webisodes along the way.
"I'm really excited to show our fans a glimpse into the daily life of The Faceless, the recording process and my little world at Keene Machine Studios. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do."
Metalinjection.net has uploaded live footage of The Faceless performing in New York City on October 16th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
Michael Keene, The Faceless' founding member, guitarist and core songwriter, has issued the following statement regarding the band's upcoming appearance on "The Decibel Defiance Tour" in support of death metal legends Suffocation:
"After the 'Summer Slaughter' tour wrapped up, we were left with a very refreshing sense of energy and change.
"It was great to get out and play such killer shows with all of those talented bands and the experience has super-charged the excitement of writing new material and pushing ourselves to new musical boundaries as a group and individual musicians/performers.
“The writing process for our upcoming third record is in full swing and it's a very exciting, fulfilling musical journey so far.
"We'll be debuting a new song on our upcoming tour with Suffocation, which I feel is a great example of the direction in which the new material is headed. Expect a very progressive and vibey record that maintains the high-energy that you would expect of The Faceless and even more thought provoking lyrical content than ever before.
“We'll be hitting the road in just a few days to wrap up the touring cycle for 'Planetary Duality'. We'll be locked up in my recording studio in Los Angeles once we get home.
"This will be the last tour we'll be doing until we complete the recording of our new record. With that said, we want to make this a special tour for fans who may have seen us on the 'Summer Slaughter' tour. Therefore, we'll be playing more old songs than usual and debuting a brand new song for you!"
Dates have been announced for "The Decibel Defiance 2010 Tour" this fall, which will see PROSTHETIC RECORDS' THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD supporting the legendary SUFFOCATION, along with THE FACELESS, DECREPIT BIRTH and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The tour kicks off at the annual "Rock and Shock" Horror and Music Fest in Worcester, MA on October 15th, and concludes on November 13th, in Allentown, PA.
Through The Eyes of the Dead guitarist Justin Longshore commented on the tour; "'The Decibel Defiance' tour is a dream come true for any fan of extreme music. I must say we are extremely honored to share the stage with the almighty Suffocation and some of the best up and coming bands in death metal out there. This tour is a huge deal for Through The Eyes Of The Dead as Suffocation has been a big inspiration since the early days and continues to be a huge impact on our music. If the 'Decibel Defiance' tour is coming to your area, do not miss the best line up this fall!"
Here are the DECIBEL DEFIANCE TOUR 2010 dates:
10/15-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (ROCK AND SHOCK)
10/16-New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/17-Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater
10/18-Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
10/19-Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
10/20-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/21-Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/22-Detroit, MI @ Harpos
10/23-Chicago, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
10/24-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/25-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/27-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/28-Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
10/29-Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
10/30-Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
10/31-Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
11/01-Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
11/02-Albuquerque, NM @ Fusion Factory
11/03-Amarillo, TX @ Club Khaos
11/04-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
11/05-Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/06-Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
11/08-Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/09-Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
11/10-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
11/11-Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris
11/12-Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/13-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
"Skepsis," Through The Eyes of the Dead's third proper full length, was released on February 2, 2010. The self-produced effort is the first Through The Eyes of the Dead release to feature new vocalist Danny Rodriguez, drummer Mike Ranne and guitarist Chris "Hank" Henckel. The album was recorded at Geller Cellar Studios in New York and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall), and features cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium).
New York based extreme metal legends SUFFOCATION will tour North America this Fall with THE FACELESS, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, DECREPIT BIRTH, and Italy’s FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The tour is being called the “The Decibel Defiance Tour 2010” and is being sponsored by Decibel Magazine and the Extreme Management Group. Tour dates will be announced shortly.
"SUFFOCATION is excited that Nuclear Blast, Decibel Magazine and Extreme Management Group have teamed up to deliver you the most heinous tour of the Fall,” commented the group. “This is one of the most brutal lineups for us ever including THE FACELESS, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, DECREPIT BIRTH, and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. We welcome you to come experience the devastating speed, mind-bending technicality, and relentless brutality of The Decibel Defiance Tour!”