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Insect Warfare

From: Houston, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Insect Warfare News

Below is our complete Insect Warfare 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.

Earache Releases "World's Shortest Album"

Earache Records is celebrating 25 years of bringing extreme metal to the masses and, as part of the celebrations, has released the "World's Shortest Album," striking fear into the hearts of radio DJs everywhere.

Earache is no stranger to world records, having previously claimed two official Guinness World Records, for the world's shortest single with Napalm Death's "You Suffer," as well as the world's shortest music video with Brutal Truth's "Collateral Damage."

Now, Earache is taking the idea of "shorter, faster, louder" to the extreme, with the shortest, fastest and loudest album around. "Earache: World's Shortest Album" celebrates brevity as an art form, featuring 13 extreme, straight-to-the-point tracks totalling just 87 seconds, smashing the previous 121-second record held by Canadian dance group Chromeo.

The attempt at setting the new record for the world's shortest album has been rejected by Guinness however, which no longer recognizes "world's shortest" records, explaining:

"The nature of competing to make something the 'shortest' by its very nature trivialises the activity being carried out, and Guinness World Records has been forced to reject many claims of this kind. As such, we have been forced to cease listing records for the shortest song, shortest poem and indeed the shortest concert."

"Earache: World's Shortest Album" is still available to the public however, and is out now on iTunes at this location.

The full track listing and times for the album are as follows:

01. Napalm Death - You Suffer (00:04)
02. Napalm Death - Dead (00:05)
03. Napalm Death - Your Achievement (00:06)
04. Wormrot - False Grind Sodomy (00:04)
05. Wormrot - You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem (00:04)
06. Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage (00:04)
07. A.C. - Howard Wulkan's Bald (00:09)
08. Lawnmower Deth - Be Scene Not Heard (00:07)
09. Painkiller - Trailmarker (00:08)
10. Brutal Truth - Blockhead (00:07)
11. Morbid Angel - Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava (00:06)
12. A.C. - Windchimes Are Gay (00:10)
13. Insect Warfare - Street Sweeper (00:13)

Total running time - 01:27

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Earache To Release Grindcore Collection

Earache records has announced that they will be releasing a five disc box set comprising of four different grindcore bands. The collection will be released on November 14th and will include albums from Napalm Death, Insect Warfare, Wormrot and Narcosis. It is available to pre-order now for the price of £19.99 ($32 in the United States.)

The albums featured include:

* Napalm Death - From Enslavement To Obliteration
* Insect Warefare - World Extermination
* Wormrot - Abuse (limited edition including bonus disc featuring 34 extra tracks)
* Narcosis - Best Served Cold: Discography 1998 - 2007

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Insect Warfare Reunites for UK and Ireland Tour

Texan modern day grindcore legends INSECT WARFARE, who split following the release of their 2007 album, "WORLD EXTERMINATION," are reuniting for a string of UK and Ireland shows later this year.

Catch the band at the following UK/IRE shows:

01.10.09 London - The Old Blue Last
02.10.09 Northampton - The Racehorse
03.10.09 Birmingham - The Sunflower Lounge
04.10.09 Newcastle - Ouseburn Regeneration Centre
05.10.09 Glasgow - The Admiral Bar
06.10.09 Leeds - The Packhorse
07.10.09 Manchester - Star And Garter
08.10.09 Nottingham - The Old Angel
09.10.09 Cardiff - The Buffalo
10.10.09 Dublin, Ireland - The Lower Deck
11.10.09 Cork, Ireland - Fred Zeppelins
12.10.09 Belfast, Northern Ireland - The Menagerie
13.10.09 Galway, Ireland - Sally Longs

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Insect Warfare's "World Extermination" Re-Release

Extreme metal label Earache Records is set to release INSECT WARFARE's classic grindcore album, "World Extermination" in March 2009.

Texas grindcore band INSECT WARFARE has made countless 7" vinyls and split albums with various other bands, before releasing their grindcore masterpiece, "World Extermination," in 2007 on 625 Thrash Records. Following the initial release of the album, the band split and refused all subsequent offers from larger record labels to reissue the classic album until Earache Records contacted the band.

Now "World Extermination" will be available once again.

You can listen to or download INSECT WARFARE's track "Necessary Death" off of "World Extermination" here.

WORLD EXTERMINATION is due to be released by Earache Records on March 2, 2009. You can view the brutal cover artwork here.

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Insect Warfare Split CD

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED and INSECT WARFARE have teamed up for a split release that will become available tomorrow, November 4th, on CD and 5” vinyl.

This split features brand new, previously unreleased tracks from both bands as well as artwork from ANb visualist Florian Bertmer. The limited edition 5” will also be available on red, black, and blue vinyl. For more information, including photos of the available formats, check here and here.

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED is currently working on a new full-length album, scheduled to be released in Spring 2009. The band has also recently seen the reissue of their 2003 release, Altered States of America, with a bonus remix disc.

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"This Comp Kills Fascists" Preview Tracks Online

In the tradition of the legendary "Cry Now, Cry Later" compilations of the 90's, PIG DESTROYER / AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's Scott Hull has brought together some of the very best of today's underground grindcore, hardcore, and power violence bands making up volume one of "This Comp Kills Fascists."

The complete listing of bands included is: AGENTS OF SATAN, A.S.R.A, BRUTAL TRUTH, CHAINSAW TO THE FACE, INSECT WARFARE, KILL THE CLIENT, MAGRUDERGRIND, MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF, SHITSTORM, SPOONFUL OF VICODIN, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION, WASTEOID, and WEEKEND NACHOS.

A number of participants on the "This Comp Kills Fascists" compilation have posted audio previews of their new and exclusive tracks that will appear on the disc. MAGRUDERGRIND has posted "Burden," MARUTA "Chemical Tomb," A.S.R.A. "Pig Squealer," CHAINSAW TO THE FACE "Hating Life," WASTEOID "Bangover," TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION "a href="http://www.myspace.com/totalfuckingdestruction">Human Is The Bastard," and SHITSTORM "Brainwashed." And BRUTAL TRUTH, who's contribution is the first new material from the band in almost ten years, has posted the brand new track "Turmoil."

Additionally, the compilation's artwork has been unveiled at the comp's MySpace page.

"This Comp Kills Fascists" will see its North American release on July 8th, July 14th internationally with pre-orders being accepted now.

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"This Comp Kills Fascists" Album Planned

In the tradition of the legendary "Cry Now, Cry Later" compilations of the 90's, PIG DESTROYER / AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's Scott Hull has brought together some of the very best of today's underground grindcore, hardcore, and power violence bands for volume one of "This Comp Kills Fascists."

"This Comp Kills Fascists" features new and exclusive material from such bands as recently disbanded INSECT WARFARE, MAGRUDERGRIND, KILL THE CLIENT, WEEKEND NACHOS, A.S.R.A, and more. "This Comp Kills Fascists" also includes the first new material in almost ten years from legendary grinders BRUTAL TRUTH and AGENTS OF SATAN.

Hull says of the compilation: "There are a lot of killer young bands out there with the same kind of vibe that was around back when Chris Dodge was doing Slap-a-Ham and Fiesta Grande was the all-important mecca to which every underground hardcore listener would make a pilgrimage every year. It was a lot different back then. There was no MySpace. No Ebay. You actually had tapes and 7-inches that you found out about in photo copied fanzines. You had to hunt this shit down. It was about discovery. You'd seek out some obscure split or tape, and when you got them, a million small flyers for other releases fell out of the package. If you were a band, you didn't have photoshop. Kinko's was vital to your band's existence and you learned how to tear out logos, steal artwork, cut, paste, cut, paste..." "I don't pretend to be any kind of grand poobah for power violence, but it absolutely had its own sound, attitude, values...it was it's own scene. And it seems there are both a lot of bands from the day that are coming back (Despise You, Apartment 213, Crom), that never left (Lack of Interest, Hellnation), and a LOT of younger bands that are re-invigorating that scene altogether. This comp is generally about a theme, but somewhat spread across PV, grind, and other hardcore elements. It's supposed to be a tribute to the way the underground hardcore scene should always be. Fast, loose, ferociously independent, unpretentious, and fun."

"This Comp Kills Fascists" will see its North American release on July 8th, July 14th internationally.

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Insect Warfare Call It Quits

Texas grinders INSECT WARFARE have posted the following message via the band’s official MySpace page:

“our last american show will be dudefest on june 21st. after that date IW will cease to exist. its been a fun ride. thanks to everyone we liked talking to."

"the IW “Noise Grind Power Death” noisecore 7? EP is our final release. fuck it, end it on a noise note."

"I will no longer be answering email from this account or any others in regards to IW."

"Its been a fucking blast. see everyone in japan in May."

-IW Grindcorp- “

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Insect Warfare Post New Unmastered Songs Online

INSECT WARFARE have posted two new unmastered songs entitled “Human Virus Ballistic” and “Digital Target” from their upcoming split with AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED on the band’s official MySpace page.

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Insect Warfare Post New Songs Online

INSECT WARFARE have posted two unmastered new songs entitled “Information Economy” and “Cancer of Oppression” online over at their official MySpace page for your listening pleasure.

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Insect Warfare To Tour Australia

Insect Warfare will tour Australia in early 2008 with Agents Of Abhorrence. Here are the tour dates:

22/2 Adelaide @ TBA
23/2 Melbourne @ Arthouse Hotel
24/2 Melbourne @ Missing Link
27/2 Canberra @ Anu Bar
28/2 Sydney @ The Empire Hotel
29/2 Sydney @ Maggotsville
01/3 Melbourne @ The Tote Hotel

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Insect Warfare and Unholy Grave To Tour West Coast

Insect Warfare and Unholy Grave will hook up for a West Coast run next month. Here are the tour dates:

9/20 San Diego CA @ Che Cafe
9/21 Long Beach CA @ TBA
9/22 Berkley CA @ Gilman
9/23 Portland OR @ the Satyricon
9/24 Seattle WA @ TBA
9/25 Portland OR @ Ground Control
9/26 Sacramento CA @ TBA
9/27 San Francisco CA @ Annies Social Club
9/28 Santa Cruz CA @ TBA
9/29 Corona CA @ Showcase Theatre

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Insect Warfare Get New Drummer

Houston, TX grindcore outfit Insect Warfare have recruited Dobber, drummer of Braced For Nails, Viral Load and a handful of other death metal bands will be playing the drums on their forthcoming LP entitled World Extermination. The album is due out in summer 2007.

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