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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
Los Angeles blackened-death metal band ABYSMAL DAWN recently returned home after an North American tour with GOATWHORE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH and SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY.
Vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott provides a tour recap, “We’re back after a crazy 9 weeks on the road with GOATWHORE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH and SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY! It was the longest tour we ever had the pleasure of being a part of and we had a fucking blast! We played a lot of places that we’d either never had the pleasure of playing or hadn’t played since 2006, and we had a great time bringing the metal to you fuckers. We want to thank all the people that came out to the shows a tore shit up, drank with us, smoked with us, hung out with us, let us crash at their houses, or were just plan down to earth metal maniacs. You guys made it worth while!” More...
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...
Goatwhore has issued the following brief announcement about a pizza party to kick off the "Conquer and Curse" tour:
"GOATWHORE, Abigail Williams, Daath, Abysmal Dawn and S.W.A.A.T.T.S. will be throwing a pizza party at CRIMINAL RECORDS in ATLANTA on WEDNESDAY (June 24th) to celebrate the kickoff of the Conquer & Curse Tour!"
Relapse Records band Abysmal Dawn has released their third video diary from the Relapse Contamination Tour, which you can see here.
The will also hit the road again next week for the massive “Conquer & Curse Tour 2009” alongside Goatwhore, Abigail Williams, Daath, and SWAATS. This nine-week North American tour will kick off on June 14th in western Pennsylvania. More...
The Atlanta based quintet DÅÅTH recently unleashed a straight shot of pure, unfiltered American metal upon the masses with their new full-length album, The Concealers, which is garnering numerous rave reviews (see below). The group just completed a very successful month-long North American trek alongside Dragonforce and continues their touring onslaught throughout the summer touring the U.S. with Goatwhore, Abigail Williams, SWWAATS and Abysmal Dawn. Be sure to visit the bands official Myspace Page to view their complete touring itinerary.
DÅÅTH shot a video for the scathing new track, “Day Of Endless Light,” with director Robin Fuller (Ghost of a Thousand, Shaped By Fate) last month and click on the link below to for a sneak peak into the madness that awaits.
Eyal Levi (guitars) further comments: “DÅÅTH is definitely back. We just wrapped up our North American tour with Dragonfoce and Cynic. Now that the dust has settled we have, with proof and via memories, come to the conclusion that this was our best tour ever. On all fronts: crowd reaction, merch sales and new friendships. And any memories we’re too blacked out to remember were caught on film anyways! We have tons of amazing footage from this tour that we’ll be sharing with you guys for a while. Both bands are incredibly easy to tour with because they are composed of such great individuals. Like Kevin Talley was perplexed about, ‘Man, there are no douchebags on this tour! Usually there’s at least one.’ I couldn’t ask for a better tour to come back on after our seemingly centuries long break.
“Coming up in the world of DÅÅTH are quite a few badass and exciting things. First we have a video we’re about to release for ‘Day Of Endless Light.’ I’ve said in the past that I didn’t want us to create just another metal video with five dudes jamming in an abandoned building or warehouse. We wanted a video that was more of a visual work that just carried a dark and slick vibe and could be considered an animated work of art. Well, so far I personally have only seen 10 seconds of it and holy shit! It is definitely on the way to achieving the goal. Director Robin Fuller and art director Jorden Haley are the kind of people I need to always be working with.
“Also, there are some exciting tours in the works. In June and July we’ll be doing the ‘Conquer and Curse’ tour which features our brothers from Goathwore. I can’t say enough how much I admire and love this band. Headlining will be Abigail Williams and the first two bands will be Abysmal Dawn and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky. This tour is going to be a 180 from the Dragonforce tour and I’m excited for the different experience. We also just confirmed that we’re touring Europe with Chimaira, Unearth, and Throwdown this fall! I don’t need to explain why this is such an amazing tour but let me tell you, we are fucking STOKED to be a part of it! This also will be our second time through Europe with Unearth and can’t wait to share the road with those model human beings.”
The Concealers was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof and Mark Lewis (Trivium, All That Remains, Devildriver) and features unparalleled musicianship along with the extraordinary vocals of Sean Z.
Check out the teaser clip of the new DAATH music video here
Los Angeles, CA’s Abysmal Dawn has announced more dates leading up to and concluding the “Conquer & Curse Tour 2009” dates. Abysmal Dawn will join Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky and Abigail Williams in mid-June for a run of dates in the eastern U.S. to meet up with Goatwhore and Daath for the “Conquer & Curse” tour followed by a string of dates home to Los Angeles, CA.
The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky has posted a new song from their album “The Grand Partition And The Abrogation Of Idolatry,” titled "The Tamagotchi Gesture" on their Myspace page.
"The Grand Partition And The Abrogation Of Idolatry" releases in the US on 5/5/2009.
Goatwhore and Abigail Williams have announced that they will be headlining the North American Conquer & Curse Tour alongside Daath, Abysmal Dawn, and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky.
The lineup is as follows:
* June 19 - June 23: ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.
* June 24 - 8/1: GOATWHORE / ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / DAATH / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.
* 8/2 - 8/9: GOATWHORE / ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.
* 8/10 - 8/12: ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.
Confirmed dates so far: More...
Florida death metallers Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky have posted a new teaser trailer online for their most recent album "The Grand Partition And The Abgrogation Of Idolatry." The video can be viewed below. More...
Tampa, Florida based metal act Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky has posted another new song online entitled, "10,000 Sermons, 1 Solution." The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry" which is scheduled to be released on April 3rd in Europe with a North American release planned for May. You can listen to the new song at the bands official Myspace page.
Bleeding Through will be co-headlining the European Thrash And Burn tour in April along with Darkest Hour. Also on the bill will be Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Carnifex, Beneath The Massacre and War From A Harlots Mouth. You can check out the tour dates by heading to the travelling event's official Myspace.
Guitarist Ian Sturgill, of Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky, recently explained the cancellation of their upcoming tour with PSYOPUS, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH and FUCK THE FACTS:
"Recording delays have stretched our scheduling far into August and there is no way that we'll be able to make this tour rehearsed and ready to kick ass. 'The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry' is our dominating obligation. The album must come first.
"We really regret missing this tour... amazing bands, amazing fans; we will be kicking ourselves in the dick once for each day of this tour that we couldn't perform on.
"The new lineup may be ready to perform live when the tour makes it's way through Florida in the beginning of September. We want to make damned sure that you people are getting your money's worth out of a S.W.W.A.A.T.S. show. We appreciate your understanding and continued support!"
The first installment of the S.W.W.A.A.T.S. studio videography should be available next week via grindingtheapparatus.net, metalinjection.net, and youtube.com/SWWAATSTube.
To hear tracks from S.W.W.A.A.T.S.'s previous Demo EP recording "Subhuman Empire", visit their myspace page.
SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY has announced the addition of drummer Pete Lamb, bassist Matt Simpson and samplist Jen Muse to their full-time lineup. Mike Petrak and Jesse Jolly have decided to pursue their other musical endeavors full time. Guitarist Ian Sturgill comments:
"We greatly appreciate the hard work that Mike and Jesse have done for S.W.W.A.A.T.S. over the past year. S.W.W.A.A.T.S. is now at the point where we will need full time soldiers with no other commitments. Our touring schedule is going to be brutal, and we needed 100% of everyone's time. Pete, Matt and Jen have busted ass to show us that they're in this for the win, have killer chops, and we're very much looking forward to kicking your brains in through your ear holes together. Welcome to the force!"
Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY) has completed drum tracking with producer James Murphy for the full-length debut LP, "The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry." Guitar and bass tracking is set to begin in the beginning of July.
The first installment of the S.W.W.A.A.T.S. studio videography should be available next week via grindingtheapparatus.net, metalinjection.net, and YouTube.
To hear tracks from S.W.W.A.A.T.S.'s previous Demo EP recording "Subhuman Empire", visit their MySpace page.
S.W.W.A.A.T.S. features former members of BODIES IN THE GEARS OF THE APPARATUS and DEHUMANIZED.
PSYOPUS, FUCK THE FACTS, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH, and SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY will team up for the following tour dates:
8/18 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
8/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
8/20 - Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
8/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
8/22 - Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus
8/23 - Rodgers, MN @ Showcase Skatepark
8/24 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/25 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
8/27 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/28 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
8/29 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
8/31 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
9/1 - Pheonix, AZ @ Modified Arts
9/2 - Farmington, NM @ Gators
9/4 - Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion Underground
9/5 - Victoria, TX @ Sun Valley Ranch
9/6 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
9/7 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/8 - Metarie, LA @ High Ground Venue
9/9 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
9/10 - Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
9/11 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
9/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/13 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
9/14 - Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
9/15 - Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records
Florida death / grind band Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky issued and apology on their MySpace page for cancelling their show in Tampa on May 23rd.
"We deeply regret our inability to perform on May 23rd @ the Crowbar in Tampa, FL. There was and still is critical work to be done in the studio that could/can not be delayed. We do NOT make regular cancellations, and this really broke our hearts. Please get a hold us here on Myspace if you came out to see us that night... shoot us a message and we will make it up to each and every one of you."
SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records in January of 2008 after extensive touring for their debut EP, "Subhuman Empire," available via Debello Recordings. Guitarist Ian Sturgill speaks on what is to be expected of their first full-length LP titled "The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry," produced by James Murphy (Testament, Obituary, Disincarnate):
"We have taken great care to make this album as completely pissed-off as humanly possible. This music has become more than what we could have ever hoped it could be. Our EP was recorded roughly 3 weeks after the band's formation; this recording, with more jams under our belt and James at the helm, is to be experienced by the listener as we had always intended. We're here to make Metal fucking scary again. That being said, onto the lyrical content:
"It is our firm belief that the currently accepted beliefs and their subsequent courses of action are instrumental in the tumultuous times in which we are living. The slow hypnosis and systematic retrograde of the general population is coming to a very ugly head. It is only through a radical overhaul in the current human paradigm that we may be able to avoid what very well could result in our self destruction; or at very best, our total enslavement. It is now more important than ever that we observe our history and endeavor to avoid our prior mistakes.
"There is a human tendency to point fingers in times like these. When the human animal observes that which it does not understand or is at odds with, the common reaction is to become the polar opposite of that which it despises; in this Left/Right/Black/White thought and response process, a million possibilities are overlooked and drastic measures find themselves in the place of rational actions. The human animal then seeks to assimilate its enemy. This is a very robotic response, and is unlike the standard fight or flee instincts that are prevalent throughout the animal kingdom.
"To conquer an enemy, it is often wise to divide them among their own ranks... and divide ourselves we do; by border, race, faction, genre, culture, rank, blood and class. But who then indeed, is our enemy?
"The powers of thought, speech and action are grossly underestimated due to the debasement of mankind.
"'The Grand Partition...' is a dire reminder than we are the clearest and most direct danger to ourselves."
Pre-production has been completed for "The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry". Drum tracking will begin in June at Hollow Studios in Rockland County, NY.
Gringindtheapparatus.net will be taking video documentation of the recording process will begin in June, and will also be available at YouTube.com/SWWAATSTube; fan submitted live videos of the band can be viewed in the meantime.
S.W.W.A.T.S. features former members of BODIES IN THE GEARS OF THE APPARATUS and DEHUMANIZED.
Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky will enter the studio on Saturday to begin tracking their Nuclear Blast Records debut. The new album, titled "The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry," will be recorded at Safehouse Studios in Lakeland, FL with former Death/Obituary/etc. guitarist James Murphy producing.
Today Is The Day will embark upon an extensive headlining tour of the U.S. in March. Several bands, including Mouth Of The Architect and At All Cost, will tag along for select dates. Here are the latest Today Is The Day tour dates:
Today Is The Day with Mouth Of The Architect, Psyopus, Complete Failure
3/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
3/15 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
3/16 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
3/17 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
3/18 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
3/20 Albany, NY @ Valentine's
3/21 Boston, MA @ The Church
3/22 Nashua, NH @ American Legion Hall More...
Founded in Donzdorf, Germany in 1987, ranked #11 in the "Top 20 Rock/Metal Labels" and #41 in the "Top 50 Labels" charts by Hit Quarters in 2007, Nuclear Blast Records has extended its production and distribution deal with The Century Family, Inc. for the United States.
From his office in Germany, Nuclear Blast label owner and President Markus Staiger had this to say about the continued two-year contract renewal:
"We are very thrilled to continue our work with the Century Family. It is great that 2 metal companies can work together so close without any problems and fun to have such professional and nice people in the U.S. working for us! Be sure to expect a great year in 2008 for NUCLEAR BLAST and Century Media. NUCLEAR BLAST will release new titles from MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KATAKLYSM, KORPIKLAANI, THREAT SIGNAL, ALL SHALL PERSIH, DEATH ANGEL, HYPOCRISY, IMMORTAL, and EXODUS, as well as a stunning new album from TESTAMENT and AVANTASIA's third album The Scarecrow (featuring members of KISS, SCORPIONS, MAGNUM, Jorn Lande, and more), along with some IN FLAMES re-releases, too. Also, keep an eye out for our new U.S. signings - they are all young, fresh and brutal new acts with tremendous new albums. Among these is SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY who play brutal Florida Grind-Death Metal! Big thanks goes to the NB U.S.A. Team, Century Media, and our distributor Caroline/EMI. Special THANKS to our great metal fans!"
Since 2000, Nuclear Blast has maintained U.S. staff and operations in Los Angeles via a successful and long-running production and distribution deal with The Century Family, Inc., parent of Century Media Records. Century Media currently maintains a distribution deal with Caroline/EMI which it manages for Nuclear Blast under the arrangement.
States Century Media CEO Oliver Withoeft:
"Nuclear Blast and Century Media are looking forward to an even closer cooperation in 2008. The new year will prove to be a decisive year for the music industry, and we will continue to be at the forefront of setting trends in Metal. Our customers will be pleased to learn that we will expand our offers beyond the traditional ways of selling music."
2007 has been a year of distinction for Nuclear Blast in both Europe and North America. In addition to hosting a celebratory 20 year anniversary festival in Stuttgart this past October in the presence of over 6,000 metal fans, various 2007 releases made extremely noteworthy entries onto the Billboard charts.