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Warbringer has been working on new material since coming off the road in late November and will be entering the recording studio on Monday, April 18th. Producing this time will be Steve Evetts, who has worked with bands as diverse as Dillinger Escape Plan and Symphony X to Sepultura and Hatebreed.
"Our goal with this record is to make something beyond a run-of-the-mill metal CD," explains guitarist John Laux, "The most difficult challenge is always finding just the right balance between a raw, aggressive sound and modern production standards. We chose Evetts to produce, aside from his extensive resume, because he aims for very organic and bold sounds. His experience in bringing the best out from a wide variety from musicians across different genres of music can be seen in his credits and this speaks for itself."
The new album sees the band welcome drummer Carlos Cruz, who's had a lot of input into the new material. Footage of Carlos discussing the album can be found here.
"Musically and thematically I feel confident that this will be respected as our most mature offering to date," states John Laux. "I am really proud of all the elements of extreme metal we have been able to incorporate into the songs. There is weight and purpose behind the lyrics and most importantly we have had time to put a lot of thought and care into the music."
"Stay tuned everyone," closes John Laux before adding, "We'll be laying out a 'stone cold stunner' on you with our riffs soon enough!"
Warbringer, which recently recruited new drummer Carlos Cruz, has posted a video of John Kevill and Carlos Cruz discussing the band's upcoming album. You can check out the clip below.
Despite practicing and writing together the last two months, WARBRINGER has official announced that Carlos Cruz (Hexen) is their new drummer. The delay in announcement was out of respect to their old drummer and Carlos' former band mates and there was no question about Carlos' playing, songwriting or personality as the band ironically offered Carlos the spot in 2008.
"After years of putting forth nothing but blood, sweat, and tears into my tireless ambitions for playing music, I have finally found an outlet where no more time is wasted. It was flattering to have been approached by Warbringer the first time they made a personnel change in 2008, but this time around it couldn't have felt more like perfect timing," states Carlos. "They're a collective group of humble, open-minded, down-to-earth guys who share the same fanaticism for music as I do and are the tightest musicians I have ever played with. I've never felt so welcomed and inspired to move forward. Even past members of the band have congratulated me and it feels very much like family, not just another band. From some recent serious downfalls in my personal life came this beautiful opportunity and I couldn't be happier. We'll be seeing all YOU Warbringers out on the road soon!"
Carlos will be making his live debut in Mexico City on March 5th at the Eyescream Festival alongside Asesino, Anvil, Toxic Holocaust and Abigail Williams. WARBRINGER plan to record their third album in April with more live shows in May and June.
American thrashers Warbringer have announced the departure of drummer Nic Ritter from the group. Nic Ritter played his final show with the band on Friday night at the House of Blues in West Hollywood alongside Sepultura and Angra. Warbringer guitarist John Laux commented on the departure by saying:
"Nic Ritter is an incredible drummer and we wish him the best of luck! I know he made a lot of friends around the world and I just want everyone to understand that our decision to part ways was mutual and necessary. Nic has worked very hard with us over the last two years and we are grateful for his contributions musically and his commitment personally on the road."
Nick Ritter added:
"I felt like it was time for a change both musically and personally. All is good between the guys and myself as this was a mutual decision. I wish them the best in the future and with the next album."
A new video interview has been posted online between Warbringer vocalist John Kevill and Aniruddh Bansal of Metal Assualt. The interview was conducted during the band's December 17, 2010 performance in Los Angeles. You can view the video interview below:
It's a big week for the Rock Band Network, with loads of new rock and metal songs hitting the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii platforms. The 360 edition recently saw new tracks from Kataklysm, Emmure, Comeback Kid, and Evansecence. The Wii is catching up to the other consoles, seeing songs from Emperor, Warpath, Evergreen Terrace, Graveyard BBQ, Death Angel, In This Moment, and Otep on December 21st. The complete list of newly added Rock Band Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Don Johansen - "Unbound Soul"
Sabrosa Purr - "Fashion Kills"
Partially Poetic - "She's a Runaway"
Nonpoint - "Alive and Kicking"
Strayplay - "Vuvuzela Anthem"
Evanescence - "Going Under"
Michael John Ahern - "Drive"
Philip Franco - "Jam"
Rainbowdragoneyes - "Creatures ov Deception"
Comeback Kid - "Do Yourself A Favor"
The Word Alive - "The Hounds of Anubis"
Garage A Trois - "Rescue Spreaders"
Emmure - "10 Signs You Should Leave"
Blessthefall - "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"
Matt "Chainsaw" Chaney - "Donuts, Go Nuts!"
Kataklysm - "Determined (Vows of Vengeance) (2x Bass Pedal)"
BS (A. Whiteman) - "Swallow My Children"
Raven Quinn - "Catalyst"
Single White Infidel - "The History of Execution (featuring Bluefusion)"
Bojibian - "Hallway"
I Am King Tony - "Stereo Stereo"
Rain Dogs - "Fallen"
Fear of Water - "Firewall"
Driven By Entropy - "Escaping"
Woe, Is Me - "[&] Delinquents" More...
Warbringer is set to kick off a three date trek supporting Halford, which serves as Halford’s follow up to his recent tour with Ozzy Osbourne. Warbringer's John Laux had the following to say:
"Seasons Slayings and Greetings everyone! It's been quite a turbulent sleigh ride since we released Waking Into Nightmares last year. We are very excited to wrap up the year with 3 killer Halford gigs in Southern California! Judas Priest has long been a staple of our late night tour van mp3 selection, so we are very excited and honored to share the stage with the the Metal God and Painkiller himself!
"These shows will also mark the end of 2 years of touring in support of the album. We had a great time visiting many countries and meeting a lot of great fans and bands. Some highlights include 3 great European/UK tours including Testament and co-headline runs with our friends in Evile and Skeletonwitch; an unforgettable time with Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust in Japan followed by a killer headlining tour in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and The Philippines; and naturally lots of trips through the States and Canada kicking off right after the album was released with Soilwork, Darkane, Exodus, Kreator, Obituary, Megadeth, and some the heaviest and meanest this year with Overkill, Vader, Pestilence and finally supporting Nevermore; one tour we will never forget! Thanks to everyone! Cheers and Humbugs."
The dates are as follows:
12/17 Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
12/18 4th & B - San Diego, CA
12/19 The Grove - Anaheim, CA
California thrash metal act Warbringer has been announced as the headline act at this year's "Thrashgiving" charity event. The benefit concert to feed the needy is set to take place on Saturday, November 20 at Cheyenne Saloon in Las Vegas, Nevada. Support on the bill will come from Hatchet, Hexen, Vektor, Malus Rex and Control the Chaos.
Event organizers commented by saying:
"Two years ago we debuted the concept of Thrashgiving bringing together out-of-state and local artists performing thrash metal music for the benefit of the needy and we're doing it again. Even bigger and better this year in an attempt to make this an event held annually in Las Vegas. All proceeds from the show will go to the Rescue Mission and Boys Town. So attend a good show and know that your charitable ticket price will be donated to these organizations to help the less fortunate have a nice holiday.
Blackguard has now been added to the upcoming Nevermore North American tour after the Kamelot tour fell through. The Nevermore tour also features Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere.
Here are the tour dates: More...
A video blog from the European Bangover tour has been posted online, which can be viewed below. Skeletonwitch also commented on the video:
"The European Bangover Tour w/ Warbringer and Angelus Apatrida is in full force! Our buddy 'Mustache' Derek Ashbaugh is in tow, camera in hand, documenting the insanity! Check out the first video blog here. We hope you enjoy it. More coming soon."
Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida have recently started their "European Bangover Tour" as support of Skeletonwitch and label-mates Warbringer to present their latest release "Clockwork." which came out via Century Media Records in Europe on June 21st, 2010.
Drummer Victor Varela checks in from Austria: "Everything is doing really great. Warbringer and Skeletonwitch are true hell raisers, the shows so far have been devastating and this is being the most threatening and fun tour of all time." A full report with daily updates of the tour can be found on the band’s official Facebook page.
Before hitting the road, the band filmed the video for the song "Blast Off," and recently launched a teaser for the video that can be viewed below. The video, produced by Stuffed & Nonsense Productions, will be released soon. Right after the "European Bangover Tour," the band will embark on a extensive tour around their home country of Spain. More...
Sorry for the late Rock Band update this week metal fans! The weekend may be over, but that doesn't you mean you can't take a little time to rock out with new metal tracks through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more tracks added by Amberian Dawn, Evile, Iwrestledabearonce, and Warbringer. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amberian Dawn - "Kokko - Eagle of Fire"
Ashland Court - "Hell's Sweet Hands"
Evile - "Devoid of Thought"
Evile - "Time No More"
iwrestledabearonce - "You Ain't No Family"
Mystic Syntax - "Flesh Pull"
Texas in July - "Uncivilized"
The Fire Violets - "Fence Jumper"
The Get Up Kids - "Your Petty Pretty Things"
Your Heart - "Spring"
J.A.C.K. - "I Cut Off My Arms"
Chaotrope - "XIV"
You Me and Iowa - "Howling at Summer"
James Silva - "I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT !!!1"
Dead By Wednesday - "Pawns"
Warbringer - "Living in a Whirlwind"
The Gracious Few - "Honest Man"
State of Shock - "Money Honey" More...
Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida are set to release their new album "Clockwork" on June 22nd, 2010. The band has now announced a series of European tour dates in support of the album alongside Skeletonwitch and Warbringer. The upcoming Angelus Apatrida tour dates are as follows:
29.08 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage
30.08 Switzerland Luzern @ Barn
09.01 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Orto Bar
02.09 Austria Vienna @ Arena
03.09 Bischofswerda Germany @ East Club
09.04 Germany München @ Feierwerk
09.05 Czech Rep Prague @ Exit Chemlnice
06.09 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
09.07 Denmark Copenhagen @ The Rock
08.09 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
09.09 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
10.09 Germany Essen @ Turock Fest
11.09 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy
12.09 UK Colchester @ Arts Centre
13.09 UK Bristol @ The Croft
14.09 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
15.09 UK Newcastle upon Tyne @ O2 Academy
16.09 UK London @ Underworld
17.09 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
18.09 Netherlands Tilburg @ Extase, Incubate Festival
American heavy metal outfit Nevermore has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining trek across North America this September, in support of their latest studio album, "The Obsidian Conspiracy." Joining them on the tour will be Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Warbringer has issued an update on their Asian tour as well as some videos and a full diary. Here's the update from the band:
"Some of the best and most excited crowds we have played for. For anyone of you reading, it was our pleasure! After the first 3 gigs in Japan with MUNICIPAL WASTE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST we had no idea what to expect. We couldn't believe how many fans old and young came out to headbang and thrash when we were on our own thousands of miles away from home!
"This was easily the most exhausting tour we have ever done. All the travel and hot humid weather took its toll on us.
"After we finish the next album, coming back to these countries is something we definitely look forward to, although I understand it's rare enough for an American Thrash band to play overseas in the first place.
"This has also been the best documented Warbringer tour. Considering we played in Thailand in the middle of a huge riot with military involvement and civilian casaulities, it has also been one of the most interseting tours we have ever done. For starters I personally edited together 3 Interviews from different legs of the tour with various video clips and
photos for youtube."
Warbringer Tour Report Part 1 - JAPAN
Spanish thrash metallers ANGELUS APATRIDA are set to release their Century Media Records debut album, "Clockwork," on June 29th. This release was produced by Daniel Cardoso at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal. The cover artwork for the album was created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, God Forbid, Krisiun). The band has posted a new track, “Blast Off,” on their MySpace page.
In its limited first edition pressing, "Clockwork" will come with packaged in an O-Card and will include a cover version of Iron Maiden’s “Be Quick Or Be Dead” as an exclusive bonus-track. The album’s full track listing is as follows:
01. The Manhattan Project
02. Blast Off
03. Of Men And Tyrants
05. Devil Take The Hindmost
06. The Misanthropist
07. Legally Brainwashed
08. Get Out Of My Way
09. My Insanity
10. One Side War
11. Into The Storm
12. National Disgrace
13. Be Quick Or Be Dead (Bonus Track) More...
Warbringer continue their touring schedule as they wrap up the final week of Overkill’s 25th Anniversary Killfest Tour alongside Vader, God Dethroned, Evile and Woe of Tyrants. Next on the battle plan, after playing the 5th Anniversary Thrasho De Mayo Festival in Los Angeles on May 8th, is to journey for the first of the band’s performances in Asia. Hitting Japan for three shows as part of Extreme the Dojo alongside Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust, before venturing out on their own headline dates in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
John Kevill (vocals) further states: “It'll be our first time ever in that part of the world, and we’re very excited to see these places and are planning on getting some total ragers going for all you headbangers out there!” Upon the group’s return, Warbringer will embark on yet another U.S. tour supporting Pestilence, alongside Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness and Sacrificial Slaughter for a few weeks in June completed by the band’s fly-in headline show in Puerto Rico at La Respuesta Club in Santurce, PR.
The upcoming Asian tour dates are as follows:
5/12 – Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan
5/13 – Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan
5/14 – Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan
5/16 – Overtone RCA – Bangkok, Thailand
5/18 – Fame Station – Bandung, Indonesia
5/19 – Substation Theatre – Singapore
5/21 – Number One Café – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5/22 – Center for Arts – Manila, Philippines
British thrashers EVILE are getting well acquainted with the American touring circuit, having just finished a North American tour with German legends KREATOR and now making their way around once again with New Jersey's OVERKILL.
EVILE are currently in the midst of the Killfest tour, which also features VADER, GOD DETHRONED, WARBRINGER and WOE OF TYRANTS.
EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE reports from the tour:
"Currently sat in bed in a Japanese hotel in San Francisco. This place is awesome! Love San Francisco. We played the Regent Ballroom last night and had a brilliant time. We felt very welcomed, and in such an amazing venue. Me and Ben walked around San Fran at about 3am looking for food - we even tried to be a car to go through the Burger King drive-thru. Day off today
as the Vegas show was cancelled (boo!) and to be honest I need it. I ate some American fish n' chips, and that didn't go down well. As I've said before, leave fish n' chips to England!"
"Got a lot of ideas for album 3 - we basically have the title and album art concept decided too. Got a very good feeling about the new material!" More...
PESTILENCE will embark on their first U.S. tour in over 16 years in May/June. The 17-date trek will kick off in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest on May 30 and will close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17. Support on the tour will come from WARBRINGER, VITAL REMAINS, ENFOLD DARKNESS and SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER.
The tour dates are as follows:
May 30 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD (Maryland Deathfest) *
May 31 - Club Mosaic - Chattanooga, TN **
Jun. 01 - The Bar - New Orleans, LA **
Jun. 02 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Jun. 03 - Ridglea Theater - Ft. Worth, TX
Jun. 04 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Jun. 05 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
Jun. 06 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Jun. 07 - Ultra Violet - Los Angeles, CA
Jun. 08 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Jun. 09 - Satyricon - Portland, OR
Jun. 10 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Jun. 13 - Station 4 - St Paul, MN
Jun. 14 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL
Jun. 15 - Mod Club Theater - Toronto, ON **
Jun. 16 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC **
Jun. 17 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
* PESTILENCE only
** No WARBRINGER
TOXIC HOLOCAUST has announced the following US tour dates:
April 6 - Everett , WA - Tony V’s (w/ GOLERS)
April 7 - Bremerton , WA - AFU (w/ GOLERS)
April 8 - Spokane , WA - The Cretin Hop (w/ GOLERS)
April 10 - Oakland , CA - The Metro (w/ BONDED BY BLOOD, FUELED BY FIRE, NIHILIST)
April 12 - San Diego , CA - Radio Room (FREE Show w/ GOLERS)
April 13 - Boyle Heights , CA - The Blvd. (w/ GOLERS)
April 14 - Sacramento , CA - On The Y (w/ GOLERS)
April 21 - West Chester , PA - The Note (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
April 22 - Brooklyn , NY - Knitting Factory (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, ATTAKE)
April 23 - Asbury Park , NJ - Asbury Lanes (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
April 25 - Washington , DC - Rock N Roll Hotel (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, WARBRINGER:
May 12 - Osaka , Japan - Club Quattro
May 13 - Nagoya , Japan - Club Quattro
May 14 - Tokyo , Japan - Club Quattro
May 27 - Austin , TX - Red 7 (as part of Chaos In Tejas)