Hour of Penance
From: Rome, Italy
Last Known Status: Active
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Italian death metallers Hour of Penance will embark on a European tour this fall alongside Australian tech-death act Psycroptic and U.K. death outfit Dyscarnate.
Prior to the tour -- which kicks off in Belgium on September 20th -- the band will be seen appearing at several of the summer's heaviest international festivals. All upcoming dates are listed below.
Guitarist Giulio Moschini commented: “We’re extremely happy to tour again with our friends in Psycroptic and Dyscarnate and most of all to play again in Europe after the successful tour we did with Cannibal Corpse, Devildriver and The Black Dahlia Murder in February. For the first time, Hour of Penance will also play in Ireland! Be there!" More...
Italian death metallers Hour Of Penance will continue to spread their blasphemous verses throughout Europe in the coming weeks whilst touring with brutal legends Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver, and The Black Dahlia Murder.
The tour will kick off in Finland in just over two weeks and reach its final destination of Glasgow, U.K. one month later. Full dates are listed below.
The members of Hour of Penance are no strangers to two of the three groups with whom they'll be performing, having toured America with The Black Dahlia Murder last spring before supporting Cannibal Corpse on a fall U.S. tour. A five-minute video recap of the latter tour -- which also featured Misery Index -- can be seen below. More...
Prosthetic Records has released a 14-track digital sampler exclusively on the label's Facebook page here.
Once you "like" the page, you'll be able to download tracks by the likes of Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites, Primitive Weapons, and Junius along songs from recent and upcoming releases from Holy Grail, VVisdom, and more. The track listing is as follows:
1. Holy Grail - Dark Passenger (Ride the Void)* out 1/22/13
2. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike (Deathlike)* out 2/5/13
3. Castle - Corpse Candles (Blacklands)
4. Zodiac - A Bit Of Devil (A Bit Of Devil)
5. Skeletonwitch - This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill) (Forever Abomination)
6. Mutilation Rites - Fogwarning (Empyrean)
7. Ambassador Gun - Wounded Knee (Golden Eagle)
8. Black September - Rabid Hunger (Into The Darkness Into The Void)
9. Hour of Penance - Enlightened Submission (Sedition)
10. Dew-Scented - Sworn to Obey (Icarus)
11. Primitive Weapons - Quitter's Anthem (The Shadow Gallery)
12. Junius - All Shall Float (Reports From the Threshold of Death)
13. Heaven's Cry - Compass (Wheels of Impermanence)
14. Felix Martin - The Triangle Tune (Live in Boston)
Cannibal Corpse has announced that the band will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour scheduled to begin on November 16th and wrap up on December 7th. Dates and venues are listed below. Supporting Cannibal Corpse on this tour will be Misery Index and Hour of Penance.
Cannibal Corpse is touring in support of latest full-length "Torture" (reviewed here) released through Metal Blade Records earlier this Spring. The band also has upcoming Australian and Asian shows this October, with details available here.
11/16 Huntsville, AL Crossroads Music Hall
11/17 Little Rock, AR Juanitas
11/18 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
11/19 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater
11/20 Eau Claire, WI House Of Rock
11/21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
11/23 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
11/24 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/25 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/27 Providence, RI The Met
11/28 New York, NY Rocks Off Concert Cruise
11/29 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
11/30 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
12/01 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
12/03 Louisville, KY Headliners
12/04 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
12/06 Miami, FL Grand Central
12/07 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Italian death metal horde Hour of Penance has announced the addition of drummer James Payne (Hiss From The Moat, Broken Heart Collage) to the band's lineup. Guitarist Giulio Moschini had the following to say:
“Please welcome our new drummer James Payne. I’ve known him for quite a long time and he’s a very talented drummer. We’re proud to have him on board! James will be playing with us starting at Hellfest this weekend, and all of our dates on the Extreme fests here in Europe.“
Payne is currently endorsed By Tama, Vic Firth, and Zildijan and hosts his own YouTube show in which he has interviewed several drummers including Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile), Inferno (Behemoth), Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse) and more. Payne commented, “I started my drumming career as a death metal drummer, but over the years I ended up playing several different styles. While I still enjoy playing those styles, death metal has always remained in my heart and now it’s time to bring it back! I am honored to be playing with a great band such as Hour of Penance!”
To check out a preview of Payne’s intense blasting, you can head over to Sickdrummer.Com to watch an exclusive video of him playing the track “Enlightened Submission” off of the band’s latest album "Sedition" here. More...
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...
Victory recording artists Emmure will join the already-stacked lineup of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 22nd.
"We couldn't be more excited and grateful to be a part of this year's NEMHF," said vocalist Frankie Palmeri. "Some of my favorite bands are playing and I think this is the best line up it's had in years."
Emmure will join a lineup of more than 75 bands, from Billboard-charting artists and festival veterans to new acts and future stars of the genre, as the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival takes over the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the weekend of April 20th through April 22nd.
A camera crew will be on hand this year to document the show for an upcoming film focusing on the history of the festival, behind the scenes footage and the development of the show. The documentary will be produced by Manny Santiago from Crimson Media and sponsored by Shook Clothing. More...
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
The organizers of Extremefest have now issued the following announcement about confirming Forgotten Tomb and Ultrawurscht:
"Forgotten Tomb been around since 1999 and the Italians have caused quite a stir in the black and dark metal underground! 'Songs To Leave' (2002) or 'Love`s Burial Ground' (2004) are rightfully considered milestones of melancholic dark metal that the fourpiece infuses with doom and black metal elements. In 2011, Forgotten Tomb released their most recent effort 'Under Saturn Retrograde' and fans can look forward to one of the rare appearances of the Italians at the Austrian and German editions of Extremefest!
"It´s all about the sausage with Bavarian / Austrian act Ultrawurscht! Their highly explosive mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore – or simply 'Wurschtcore' – will one day conquer the world, and if you had the chance to check out albums such as 'Cheese Ass Built My Hot Dog' you`ll agree! Mixing metal and sausages should be declared a form of art anyway, so slap some wieners on the grill before checking out Ultrawurscht`s exclusive set at the Austrian edition of the Extremefest 2012!"
So far these bands have been confirmed to play Extremefest 2012: More...
Today Guitarworld.com’s “Betcha Can't Play This” segment features Hour of Penance guitarist Paolo Pieri showing off his method of shred. To check out the video and realize how much more you need to practice, go to this location or watch the clip below.
The Italian death metal squadron will release the "Sedition" full-length to North American masses on March 27th (April 2nd in the U.K. and April 6 in mainland Europe) via new label home, Prosthetic Records. Hour of Penance will hit North American shores for the first time ever supporting The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile and Skeletonwitch. The trek will include a stop at New England Metal Fest. Upcoming dates are as follows: More...
Today the fine folks at Decibel Magazine are hosting an exclusive stream of “Decimating The Ancestry Of The Only God,” from Italian death metal horde Hour of Penance. The track comes off the band’s upcoming "Sedition" full-length, set for release on March 27th in North America, April 2nd in the U.K. and April 6th in mainland Europe, via the band’s new label home, Prosthetic Records.
The album was recorded at Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito and is the follow up to 2010’s "Paradogma." To assault your ear holes, scroll on over to this location.
Hour of Penance will hit North American shores for the first time the week of release, to support The Black Dahlia Murder, alongside Nile and Skeletonwitch on a full U.S. tour, which includes a stop at New England Metal Fest. More...
Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.
The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.
"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."
Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...
Massachusetts' own Unearth, which recently posted a music video online for the song "Watch it Burn," will join the all-star lineup already announced for the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday, April 21st.
"It's been five years since we've taken the stage at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and we couldn't be happier to make our return this April 21," said singer Trevor Phipps. "This fest gave us a shot as an up and coming band over a decade ago and was one of the springboards for our career in heavy music. This year's lineup looks to be an amazing one and we are looking forward to hitting that stage." More...
Blasphemous death metallers Hour of Penance have launched the second in-studio video from the recording sessions for their upcoming release, “Sedition.” Check out the video clip below, or find the previously posted studio video here.
The album will be released March 27th in North America, April 2nd in the UK, and April 6th in mainland Europe. “Sedition” was recorded at Cellar Studio in their home city of Rome with producer Stefano Morabito and is the follow up to 2010’s “Paradogma” (Unique Leader). More...
Italian death metal act Hour Of Penance has posted a new studio video online. The band are currently finishing up their forthcoming new album, titled "Sedition," for a planned March 27th release date. "Sedition" will be made available through Prosthetic Records.
Italian death metal act Hour of Penance has announced "Sedition" as the title of the band's upcoming Prosthetic Records debut, and fifth album overall. "Sedition" will be released March 27th in North America, April 2nd in the U.K. and April 6th in mainland Europe. The album was recorded at Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito and is the follow up to 2010's "Paradogma" (Unique Leader).
The band will hit North American shores for the first time the week of release, to support The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, and Skeletonwitch on a full U.S. tour, which includes a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. More...
Detroit Michigan's metal outfit The Black Dahlia Murder will be hitting the road this March marking the band's first headline run of 2012. Joining The Black Dahlia Murder will be Nile, Skeletonwitch, and Hour of Penance.
The tour kicks off on March 24 in Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection and wraps up on April 20 in Worcester Mass at the New England Metal & Hardcore festival. Dates and venues on the tour are as follows:
03/24 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
03/25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club
03/26 Minneapolis, MN Station 4
03/27 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
03/29 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
03/30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
03/31 Las Vegas, NV ** Extreme Thing **
04/02 Seattle, WA El Corazon
04/03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
04/04 San Francisco, CA Slims
04/05 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
04/06 Phoenix, AZ Nile Theater
04/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
04/09 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar
04/10 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
04/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
04/13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
04/14 TBA TBA
04/15 Toledo, OH ** Jamboree Festival **
04/17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
04/18 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts
04/19 New York, NY Irving Plaza
04/20 Worcester, MA New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium
Italian death metal act Hour of Penance will enter Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito on October 16th to record the band's Prosthetic Records debut, and fifth album overall.
Guitar player Giulio Moschini commented: "Following the tradition of releasing an album every two years, the time has come now and we're ready to hit the studio and record our fifth album. You've probably read the same words million of times on band's press releases so I will not tell you how much better this album sounds and how much faster and more technical it is compared to the last one we did -- but we're fucking proud of this upcoming beast, and we're sure you guys will love it! We know how much our fans are expecting from the new album, so we worked as hard as we could to not disappoint any of them. Moreover, as some of you know, this will be the first album with a new lineup, and as you can imagine having a new singer and a new drummer helped us to renew and improve our sound once again. This will be like the rebirth of Hour of Penance!"
The band will be posting updates on its official Facebook page at this location. The new album is the follow up to last year's "Paradogma" (on Unique Leader) and will see a release in early 2012. More details regarding the release will be announced in the coming weeks.
Germany's Eisenwahn Festival will take place from July 29th until July 30th at the motocross racetrack of Obersinn.
Legion of the Damned will perform along with bands such as Sepultura, Amagortis, Benediction, Bigball, Clitsplit, Cripper, Debauchery, Die Grauen Herren, Heretic Soul, Hour Of Penance, Jack Slater, Kraanium, Negator, Onslaught, Tankard, The Crown, The Sickening, Torture Squad, and Trinity Site.
For further information on the Eisenwahn festival navigate over to this location.
A teaser trailer has been posted online for Italy's upcoming Viadana Open Air 2011, which will include performances from Dark Tranquillity, Obscura, Theatres Des Vampires, Dark Lunacy, Hour of Penance, and Airlines of Terror.
The festival takes place on August 13th, with additional details available here.
American death metal legends Deicide has announced some additional dates for their forthcoming, "God Is Dead - To Hell With God" European tour, which also includes Belphegor, Hour of Penance and The Amenta.
The tour schedule is now as follows:
June 17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival *
June 18 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Metal Town *
June 23 - Rotterdam /Holland - Baroeg
June 24 - Drachten/ Holland - Iduna
June 25 - London, UK - London Deathfest at the Underworld
June 26 - Plymouth, UK - The White Rabbit
June 27 - Liverpool, UK - The Masque
June 28 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
June 29 - Namur, Belgium - Cinex
June 30 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
July 1 - Winterhur, Switzerland - Gaswerk
July 2 - Kassel, Germany - Salzmann Factory
July 3 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
July 4 - Katowize, Poland - Mega Club **
July 5 - Poznan, Poland - Eskulap Club or Blue Note tba
July 6 - Bremen, Germany - Tivoli
July 7 - Koeln, Germany - Essigfabrik
July 8 - Torgau, Germany - In Flammen Festival
July 9 - Salzburg, Austria - Rock Haus
July 10 - Rossiglione (Genova), Italy - Metal Valley Open Air
July 11 - Bari, Italy - Target Club
July 12 - Pinarella di Cervia (Ravenna), Italy - Rock Planet
July 14 - Tokaj, Hungary - Hegyalja Festival
July 15 - Kosice, Slovakia - Collosseum Club
July 16 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metal Camp*
July 17 - Wuerzburg, Germany - Posthalle **
* Deicide only
** No Belphegor