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Latest Dystopia News
Below is our complete Dystopia 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.
Dutch black metal outfit Dystopia will unleash second full-length album, "Chaos Philosophorum," on April 21st. The album was recorded at Studio Helvete in Den Helder, mixed by Thomas Cochrane of TC Music, and finally mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
The artwork for the follow-up to 2013's "Haat" was designed by Adam Burke from Nightjar Illustration and can be seen below. Dystopia frontman Dennis Onsia commented:
"After years of growing and maturing towards our own sound, 'Chaos Philosophorum' feels like the first serious step in our own direction. This album represents us one hundred percent, both musically and emotionally. It includes influences from a lot of diverse musical genres, but I feel that we succeeded in making this album both original and organic."
Themes on 'Chaos Philosophorum' deal with space, existence and death. Onsia goes on to say, "We wanted to combine these concepts in our artwork, so we took the medieval plague doctor as a strong and recognizable symbol of death, and combined it with the almost magical shapes and colors of a galaxy. As if he is casting a spell. The artist Adam Burke did a tremendous job converting our ideas into this artwork." More...
With the re-issue of "Human=Garbage" from sludge metal/crust punk missionaries Dystopia just a few weeks away, today Cvlt Nation offers up the record in its filth-ridden entirety (check it out below).
Initially released in 1994 as a five-track LP on the band's own Life Is Abuse and Misanthropic Records, then followed in CD format as a twelve-track brutalizer with help from Common Cause in Germany, Dystopia existed as a four piece with Mindrot's Dan Kaufman on lead vocals.
This is a new chance for the current generation to catch the band's doom-laden, metal-tinged, down-tuned punk and "love earth-hate people" credo.
Included on the Tankcrimes edition are tracks from the band's 1993 splits with Grief and Embittered as well as one additional tune only previously released on the CD collection. Set for official unveiling on October 14th, 2014, the Tankcrimes reissue comes packaged as a double LP on clear vinyl with a 7" x 7" sized booklet as well as a download card for the digitally astute. The release will come available on CD as well. More...
The volume dealers at Tankcrimes are very pleased to announce the official reissue of the legendary "Human=Garbage" debut full-length from iconic West Coast sludge metal/crust punk missionaries, Dystopia.
The album was initially released in 1994 as a five-track LP on the band's own Life Is Abuse and Misanthropic Records, then followed in CD format as a twelve-track brutalizer with help from Common Cause in Germany who booked the band's very first European tour.
Included on the Tankcrimes edition are tracks from the band's 1993 splits with Grief and Embittered as well as one additional tune only previously released on the CD collection.
Set for official unveiling this Fall, the Tankcrimes reissue comes packaged as a double LP on clear vinyl with a 7" x 7" sized booklet as well as a download card for the digitally astute. The release will come available on CD as well. More...
Cattle Decapitation has issued the following update, revealing details of their new, upcoming album:
"We’re FINALLY done with all the finishing touches of our new album and we feel we’ve finally done it! Sonically, the band has managed to finally capture and accentuate its live intensity that we’ve become known for and has created one hell of an album from start to epic finish! Conceptually, its misanthropy shall go unmatched. This is it, humans... ferocity at its finest.
"The album is called 'The Harvest Floor,' a title Travis has been kicking around in his head and working towards for the last 2 albums! The actual title refers to the area of a slaughterhouse where the animal (of course in our case it always means the HUMAN) begins the agonizing process of death, usually done with a bolt to the forehead or a slice to the throat. 'The Harvest Floor' is a fitting title for an album laden in gore and the anti-human metaphors and sentiments CATTLE DECAPITATION fans have grown to know and love. Artwork by Wes Benscoter shows the outside of a large slaughterhouse/factory of doom and gloom with the general public being herded inside to meet their demise. The inside of the album layout reveals what’s really inside that slaughterhouse: our misanthropic heroes of GORE (not core) at another hard day of work! Combined with the amazing artwork and conceptually brutal layout, The Harvest Floor also contains an enhanced portion which sports an I-pod ready documentary titled 'Pandemic: The Damnation Epic – The Making of The Harvest Floor' which, simply put, makes 'The Harvest Floor' an apocalyptic multimedia epic!"
Here is the tracklisting for "The Harvest Floor":
1. The Gardeners of Eden
2. A Body Farm
3. We are Horrible People
4. Tooth Enamel & Concrete
5. The Ripe Beneath the Rind
6. The Product Alive
7. In Axetasy
8. Into the Public Bath
9. The Harvest Floor
10. Regret & the Grave
No strangers to guest appearances, CATTLE DECAPITATION has enlisted some old friends for guest vocals including Ross Sewage (Impaled/Ludicra) and Dino Sommese (Dystopia/Asunder). The band has also announced that there is a special appearance by Jarboe (Swans), lending her beautifully haunting voice to the epic death dirge "The Harvest Floor." Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon/Amber Asylum) graces a couple tracks with her electric cello and Los Angeles noisician John Wiese also lends his electronic/atmospheric expertise to the album further separating the band from the typical "cookie-cutter" approach applied all too often by today’s extreme acts.
You can check out two new tracks from DYSTOPIA’s forthcoming self titled, and final, album online here. The album is expected to be released in January through Life Is Abuse Records, and contains six new tracks, plus a cover of an unreleased song by CARCINOGEN. Recorded at Tim Green’s Louder Studios during various sessions between 2004 and 2005. The LP will be released in January with an editon of 2,000 copies on clear vinyl, along with a 16 page booklet. The CD will come out shortly after.