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Monsters Of Death Tour Date To Be Streamed Online

The upcoming Monsters of Death show on Saturday, November 14, 2009 will be streamed online for free at this location (registration is required). The stream will start at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern. Performing at the show will be Augury, Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Warbringer, and Swashbuckle.

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Warbringer Announces Megadeth Shows

WARBRINGER has been chosen by Megadeth to open for them for some select major North American shows this fall.

John Kevill (vocals) states: “After the Monsters of Death tour (with Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Augury and Swashbuckle) we get to go off and do some shows with fucking Megadeth! For us as a band this is pretty huge, it will be excellent to share the stage with such a legendary band. Also we are playing around the mid-north of the country in some places we've never been. Then after that we are going to Hawaii for some shows, so the rest of the year is looking completely badass. The band’s live performance is better and more lethal than ever before, so we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

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Swashbuckle To Join Vader On Tour

New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle will replace Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky on several dates of Vader’s headlining tour this November/December. Guitarist/scallywag Commodore Redrum offered the following nautical non-sense:

"Aye, since I'm (unfortunately) the least hammered right now out of us pirates three, suppose its my duty, nay, pleasure to fill yar salty ears with great news! After we finish pillaging the European Paganfest, SWASHBUCKLE shall return to North America in support of the mighty VADER. We're stoked and you should be too. Splash will meet thrash and partying will commence!”

The complete line-up consists of Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Swashbuckle, and Augury. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

11/04/09 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/05/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/06/09 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/06/09 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/07/09 The Blender Theater @ Gramercy – New York, NY
11/07/09 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/08/09 Fou Founes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
11/09/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
11/10/09 Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/11/09 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
11/12/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/13/09 Pyramid Club – Addison, IL
11/14/09 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/15/09 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/16/09 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
11/17/09 The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
11/18/09 The Underground – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/19/09 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/20/09 Roll-A-Dome – Prince George, BC – CANADA
11/21/09 Bourbon – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
11/21/09 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/22/09 Sugar – Victoria, BC – CANADA
11/23/09 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/24/09 Satyricon – Portland, OR
11/25/09 Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
12/01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/02/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/03/09 Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/04/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/05/09 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/09/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/10/09 Gil’s Bar & Grill – Virginia Beach, VA
12/11/09 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
12/12/09 Ches-A-Rena Entertainment Complex - Cheswick , PA
12/13/09 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

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Warbringer Rejoined By Original Bassist

Returning from a 5-week European tour earlier this month, the guys in WARBRINGER are enjoying their first break in schedule in quite some time due to a relentless touring and recording schedule that has seen the band release two albums and criss-cross the US, Canada and Europe 9 times in 18 months.

With three weeks of respite, the band has decided to replace bassist Ben Bennett with original bass player Andy Laux. Andy recorded the group’s debut, "War Without End," but was unable to join his band mates for any of the touring due to him still being in high school. Now with his studies complete, Andy has been focusing on sound engineering and even built his own home garage studio but will rejoin the guys for future touring and recording.

Andy had this to say, "After parting ways with WARBRINGER a year-and-a-half ago I never would have seen this coming but circumstances have left the band in need of someone to handle bass duties. When I was asked to fill the position how could I refuse? The members of WARBRINGER are my good friends and (literally) my family so the choice was obvious, I look forward to catching up with the fans, seeing some familiar faces, but most of all thrashing every venue this side of the solar system!"

Guitarist, and older brother, John Laux added, “I’m happy to have my brother back in the band and to share some of the experiences I’ve been able to witness firsthand. The band has decided to part with bassist Ben Bennett due to a few serious personal and offstage issues we’ve encountered on the road. We thank him for all his contributions to the band, the album and the touring and we all wish him the best of luck with any future endeavors.”

WARBRINGER will be playing a couple shows in Mexico August 28 and 29, before embarking on the Obituary, Goatwhore, Krisiun, The Berzerker tour starting September 3rd.

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Goatwhore Posts New Music Video Online

Goatwhore has finished filming a video for the first single from "Carving Out The Eyes Of God," "Apocalyptic Havoc," which was recently filmed by acclaimed video director, Dave Brodsky (The Red Chord, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder). You can check out the video below. More...

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Obituary To Tour With Goatwhore And Krisiun

Florida based death metal legends Obituary will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America later this year in support of their new studio album, "Darkest Day." Joining them on the tour will be Goatwhore, Krisiun, The Berzerker and Warbringer.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 3 – The Rock – Tucson, Arizona
September 4 – U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, Arizona
September 5 – Gator’s – Farmington, New Mexico
September 6 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, Colorado
September 8 – Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, California
September 9 – Key Club – Los Angeles, California
September 10 – Slim’s – San Francisco, California
September 11 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, Oregon
September 12 – El Corazon – Seattle, Washington
September 14 – Sugar – Victoria, British Columbia
September 15 – Plazza Club – Vancover, British Columbia
September 17 – Warehouse – Calgary, Alberta
September 18 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, Alberta
September 19 – The Riddell at University of Regina – Regina, Saskatchewan
September 20 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 22 – Rave – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 23 – The Pearl Room – Mokena, Illinois
September 25 – Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
September 26 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, Quebec
September 27 – FouFounes – Montreal, Quebec
September 28 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 29 – The Blender Theatre at Gramercy – New York, New York
September 30 – The Palladium – Worcester, Massachusetts
October 2 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, North Carolina
October 3 – Orange Peel – Asheville, North Carolina
October 4 – Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, Kentucky

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Onslaught Issues Post-Tour Update

British thrash metal legends recently completed a short tour in the United Kingdom as special guests to veteran Bay Area thrash outfit Testament. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Just got back fromt the Testament UK tour... fuckin Killer!!!

"We had a blast and the shows we're totally fuckin awesome for us, if this tour proved one thing, it was that thrash metal is well and truly back at the forefront of the UK metal scene once more. Great line up/sold out shows with real old school attitudes, the future is bright!

"It was real cool to be out with all The Testament guys once more and a pleasure to have on board new upcoming American thrashers WARBRINGER.. check em out :) This was one of the most enjoyable tours we have ever been involved in, no egos & attitudes, just one big machine that ran like clockwork... very rare in this business!
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Testament And Onslaught Unleash A Thrash Assault

Testament are currently on tour in the United Kingdom promoting their latest studio album, "The Formation Of Damnation" which was released last year to much critical acclaim. They made the wise choice to bring British thrash metal legends Onslaught along for the trek as well as young American thrashers Warbringer. Needless to say, no-one left disappointed.

I unfortunately arrived too late to see most of Warbringer's set but I saw the last song and they seemed like a good band. I'll make a point of seeing them in the future. It was a special show for Onslaught as the concert was being held in their home city of Bristol and the venue, (the Bristol Academy) was the only venue in the city the band hadn't played yet. The band opened their set with a thunderous response from the crowd as they ripped into the title track from their 2007 masterpiece, "Killing Peace." They continued on with a set that mainly consisted of songs from "Killing Peace" and their 1986 classic, "The Force" including staple songs, "Let There Be Death" and "Metal Forces" before finishing with "Power From Hell," the title track of their debut album. Onslaught showed ferocious energy from start to finish and seemed like they were having just as much fun as the whole crowd were. The only thing that seemed to let their set down was that alot of people complained about the sound, claiming the drums were louder than the vocals and guitars. It sounded fine to me though. After their set members from the band were hanging around talking to the fans at the merchandise stand, which is always nice!

Testament have been on a roll since releasing "The Formation of Damnation" and they're showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. They opened their set with "The Preacher" and continued to give unleash a high energy, sonic assault from there. Chuck Billy cemented his repuatation as one of the best frontmen in Thrash Metal by connecting well with the audience and keeping his voice as intense as ever before, and with the guitar team of Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson behind him, in addition to the awesome rhythm section that is Greg Christian on bass and veteran thrash drummer Paul Bostaph, you can't go wrong. They performed the majority of their classic songs including, "Into The Pit," "Over The Wall" and "Disciples Of The Watch" as well as newer songs such as "More Than Meets The Eye" and "The Persecuted Won't Forget." A personal favourite moment of mine was when they began their encore with the excellent, "D.N.R." from the 1999 album, "The Gathering" before ending the show with the unusual choice of "The Formation Of Damnation." They left the stage to a great show of respect from the crowd after promising to return to Britain next year with a brand new album to support.

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The Amenta Comments On Vader Tour

Sydney Australia-based extreme metal act THE AMENTA will join VADER, DECREPIT BIRTH, WARBRINGER, AUGURY, S.W.W.A.A.T.S. on “Monsters Of Death Tour” presented by Decibel Magazine. Keyboardist/sampler, Tim Pope, comments on the tour, “THE AMENTA is very honored to be sharing a stage with VADER in North America on the "Decibel Presents: Monsters Of Death Tour". Our first European tour - Winterfest 2009 - was with Vader earlier this year and we know that we’re going to have a great time both offstage and on with those guys. It’s a very strong bill and we can’t wait to see the other bands in action. We’ve heard so much about touring North America and can’t wait to get over there to blow people away. We are on the top of our game at the moment and the States will finally get to see what we are capable of. Thanks to everyone involved for giving us a chance. It’s a great honor to have such a strong tour for our first time on your shores. To the fans in the States: Get ready. You haven’t seen anything like us.” More...

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Warbringer Added to Vader's North American Tour

Warbringer has announced their addition to Vader's North American tour with the following update:

"We'll be joining Vader in November and December for dates across the US and Canada. Those Polish death metal legends will have a new album out on Nuclear Blast and this will be their first headline US tour in some time. It's a killer tour package called "Monsters of Death" and features Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky and Augury. Dates are posted on our page so check 'em out and come down to the show and support true brutal metal!!"

The tour dates are as follow: More...

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Exmortus Added To Upcoming Warbringer Shows

Los Angeles based neo-classical death metal band, EXMORTUS, has been added as direct support to two upcoming Arizona shows with WARBRINGER this weekend, June 6th and 7th. Details are as follows:

Saturday June 6th Mesa, AZ @ UB’s Bar 1911 West Broadway Mesa, AZ 85202
Sunday June 7th Tucson, AZ @ The Rock 136 North Park Ave Tucson, AZ 85719 More...

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Warbringer Debut New “Severed Reality” Video

The much anticipated new WARBRINGER album, Waking Into Nightmares, is set for a May 19th release, and the group recently completed a new video for the track, “Severed Reality,” which was shot by the acclaimed David Brodsky (Black Dahlia Murder, GWAR). This is a frenetic, performance based clip that perfectly captures the band’s live, unrelenting stage show. This video can now be viewed exclusively at the link below.

John Kevill (vocals) further comments: “The video for ‘Severed Reality’ got done in the middle of a tour, and it was done mostly live at the venue we were playing at that night in Milwaukee. We did a couple shots on the stage before anyone showed up, and then just shot the whole show for the video. As it turns out the show was fucking insane, we couldn't even fit all the stage divers in the video! David Brodsky went to put the whole thing together and it came out great, I think it is the strongest video we have had so far.”

Waking Into Nightmares showcases the maturity of the band as a direct result of endless touring with such genre titans as Kreator, Exodus, Soilwork and Darkane coupled with the addition of a new, very skilled rhythm section. The album will quickly separate the band from the typical old-school thrash comparisons as they crafted an album that paves a new path throughout the metal genre. This could be best compared to the impact and influence Megadeth had with Peace Sells and perfectly executes an unrelenting barrage of straight up heavy metal madness. This is old school metal with a modern twist that will keep the circle pits moving all night long. Enjoy and look for the band on tour through the remainder of the year and feel free to visit the bands official Myspace page below for additional information.

The band is also proud that their new album, Waking Into Nightmares is available EVERYWHERE NOW! Click here to grab yourself a copy from CMDistro.com!

Waking Into Nightmares is set to be released in just under a month and have now launched a pre-order for the album online at the new CM Distro. There are packages available for both the CD and LP versions of the album and each contain an exclusive T-Shirt and a bonus disc featuring rough mixes from the record. More...

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Warbringer To Pull Out Of Four Tour Dates

Warbringer will have to miss four tour dates in May, as Epicurean drummer John Gensmer is unable to play those dates with them. Here's the update from the band:

"...we've unfortunately had to pull off the last four shows of our current tour (Nashville, Beaumont, Lubbock, Amarillo) due to Epicurean drummer John Gensmer only being able to play with us through May 21. We want to thank Gensmer for all his assistance playing with us during the Kreator and Exodus dates, while Nic continues to heal. This will not affect our June dates as they will go on as planned."

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Warbringer Posts "Severed Reality" Video Online

Thrash metal outfit Warbringer has posted their new music video online for the song, "Severed Reality." You can check it out below. The song will appear on the bands new studio album, "Waking Into Nightmares" which is to be released on May 19th. More...

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Warbringer Post New Track Online

The much anticipated new WARBRINGER album, Waking Into Nightmares, is set for a May 19th release, but to tide everyone over until then the fine folks at Revolver Magazine are now streaming the blistering new track, “Prey For Death,” which is only available for a week exclusively on Revolvermat.com. This new effort showcases the maturity of the band as a direct result of endless touring with such genre titans as Kreator, Exodus, Soilwork and Darkane coupled with the addition of a new, very skilled rhythm section.

WARBRINGER recently completed a new video for the track, “Severed Reality,” which was shot by the acclaimed David Brodsky (Black Dahlia Murder, GWAR). This is a frenetic, performance based clip that perfectly captures the band’s live, unrelenting stage show. Look for the video to premiere on MySpace Metal this Friday, May 15th.

John Kevill (vocals) further comments: “The video for ‘Severed Reality’ got done in the middle of a tour, and it was done mostly live at the venue we were playing at that night in Milwaukee. We did a couple shots on the stage before anyone showed up, and then just shot the whole show for the video. As it turns out the show was fucking insane, we couldn't even fit all the stage divers in the video! David Brodsky went to put the whole thing together and it came out great, I think it is the strongest video we have had so far.”

Waking Into Nightmares will quickly separate the band from the typical old-school thrash comparisons as they crafted an album that paves a new path throughout the metal genre. This could be best compared to the impact and influence Megadeth had with Peace Sells and perfectly executes an unrelenting barrage of straight up heavy metal madness. This is old school metal with a modern twist that will keep the circle pits moving all night long. Enjoy and look for the band on tour through the remainder of the year and feel free to visit www.myspace.com/warbringer for additional information.

With the release of 2008's War Without End, WARBRINGER established themselves as one the most ferocious young bands on the planet. With the chainsaw guitar riffs of John Laux and Adam Carroll accompanied by the evil screams of John Kevill, the band pillaged cities worldwide and established a rabid, hardcore fan base after months and months of touring. Breaking through the mainstream metal underground at a time when the term 'Thrash Revival' was being coined, WARBRINGER struggled and fought to distance themselves from the flock and the rest of their peers with an extremely aggressive, energetic live performance and a determination to drive the old-school sound forward into the next decade with a sense of fresh air and originality.

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Warbringer Posts Kreator/Exodus Tour Update

Warbringer's John Laux has posted the following update from the Kreator and Exodus tour:

"First off i want to thank everyone who has and plans on coming out to our gigs on this tour. The clubs have been packed and the response has been amazing!

"I wanted to let you guys know that Nic Ritter wont be returning to the drum throne until our Headline dates on the west cost this June. The Doctors in LA told us his bone has healed but the tendons in his arm need special attention. We decided to leave him in LA so he could get some proper rest and recive physical therapy on a regular basis. Weve been informed he should make a complete recovery within the next 3 weeks.

"Special thanks and mention to John Gensmur from Epicurean for stepping into the ring for us on this Tour. He has been giving us, his kit, and the crowd his hell everynight so we can in turn rage and put on a hell of show for you guys! Accidents happen, but this tour woudln't have been possible with out his help.

"Our CD release date is just 2 weeks away and we are very excited. If any of you guys are definatly planning on buying our record, making an order by presale or purchasing it within the first week of release would be a huge favor to our camp. We are very grateful for your support! See you guys around the chopping block."

Remaining tour dates on the Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor, Epicurean and Warbringer tour are: More...

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Warbringer Posts Teaser for New Video Online

WARBRINGER is currently terrorizing cities across North America in support of their upcoming release, "Waking Into Nightmares." The band has taken the time to give fans another taste of the album, however, and has just posted teaser for their upcoming video “Severed Reality” on their Myspace page. The video was directed by the extraordinary David Brodsky (The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Hate Eternal).

Waking Into Nightmares, which was produced by the legendary Gary Holt (Exodus) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, is now available for pre-order in several forms online at the new CM Distro (click below). There are packages available for both the CD and LP versions of the album and each contain an exclusive T-Shirt and a bonus disc featuring rough mixes from the record.

Waking Into Nightmares will be released on May 19, 2009 via Century Media Records. Check out WARBRINGER on the road throughout 2009!

WARBRINGER
w/ Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor & Epicurean
05/01 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/02 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
05/04 Gator’s – Farmington, NM
05/05 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
05/06 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
05/07 Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
05/08 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
05/09 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/11 The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
05/12 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
05/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/14 Headliner’s – Louisville, KY
05/15 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
05/16 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
05/17 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
05/18 Steppin’ Out – Virginia Beach, VA
05/19 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
05/20 Music Farm – Charleston, SC
05/21 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
05/22 The Muse – Nashville, TN
05/23 Scout Bar – Beaumont, TX
05/24 Tequila Jungle – Lubbock, TX
05/25 War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX

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Warbringer Streaming New Song Online

California thrashers Warbringer are currently streaming online the new song "Living In a Whirlwind," which comes from their upcoming album "Waking Into Nightmares." The track can be heard on the band's MySpace page. "Waking Into Nightmares" is set to be released through Century Media Records on May 15th.

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Darkane Recaps Soilwork Tour

Darkane has issued the following update:

"We're back in Sweden from what we believe was a very successful tour in North America together with Soilwork, Warbringer and Swallow the Sun. Thanks a lot to the other bands, crew and all the fans that showed up and made us feel welcome. Playing 50 shows in 52 days was kinda tough but we're very happy we managed to pull it through without any bigger issues. Now we are focusing on writing new material for the next album but before that we have a show at The Tivoli in our home town Helsingborg tomorrow (Saturday April 4th), and then we have the Roskilde festival and Nuclear Assault festival booked for this summer, and hopefully more will show up. Next week Peter Wildoer will head out on a European tour with Pestilence for three weeks."

"I am also very proud to announce that I am now officially endorsed by Steve Clayton guitar picks. I have been using Clayton pics (1.26 mm) since the middle of the nineties. Since Darkanes music is based on accurate playing I need a pick that feels steady and that I can count on when I hit my strings very hard. With the Clayton picks I get a very good and reliable grip allowing me to alter between fast and rhythmic playing without having to think about what my right hand is doing. See you out there!"

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Warbringer Drummer Nic Ritter Forced To Miss Tour

Young thrash metal group Warbringer has launched their touring campaign in support of their forthcoming new album, "Waking Into Nightmares" but the band have already hit bad news with the announcement that drummer Nic Ritter will be forced to miss out on the tour after breaking his elbow at a recent show after slipping on ice. A message from the band reads:

"Unfortunately this is not an April's Fools joke. Nic fell down the other night loading out of the club and hurt his elbow. We hoped with some ice and rest it would be okay. This morning we found out it was broken. Regardless, the shows must go on and we rehearsed as a 4-piece with Adam playing drums. This will be the format for the next handful of shows until we hook up with Epicurean, as John Gensmer has agreed to play both sets. We toured together on Overkill and he is a beast. Nic will be out of commission for at least 3 weeks, but will be staying on the road with the band."

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