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From: Whittier, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Exmortus 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.
Slaves not only to the sword, but the road as well, the Los Angeles-based metal act Exmortus refuses to rest and just announced a fall tour in support of Marty Friedman on the legendary guitarist’s first North American tour in 12 years.
The 21-date tour will kick off in Baltimore on Sept. 9. Says guitarist David Rivera, “This tour is going to be insane! Touring with one of my idols is unreal!“
But that’s not all, folks: the band will continue to shred faces and guitars alike as while sampling new material from an upcoming album — which was recently completed recording at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Immolation).
Exmortus' forthcoming album will mark the band’s sophomore release for Prosthetic Records, and the follow-up to 2014's “Slave to the Sword.” It sees the addition of bassist Michael Cosio (ex-Abysmal Dawn) to the group’s existing line-up of Conan (vocals/guitars), Mario Moreno (drums) and Rivera.
Moreno commented on the new album,“Writing and recording this record was no easy task, but we got through it and are extremely happy with the end result. It’s a ‘metal buffet’ with a little something for everyone to enjoy. Getting the chance to record with Zack again was great, especially to be tracking in a bigger studio than the last album. A tedious process but fulfilling none the less. Hard to believe we spent half a month tracking for this album. I’m confident in saying that this is the best Exmortus album to date. You can groove, headbang and air guitar to it, what’s not to love!?” More...
The Los Angeles-based extreme shred powerhouse Exmortus is returning to Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Immolation) to begin tracking a sophomore album for Prosthetic Records.
The follow-up to last year’s “Slave To The Sword,” expected out this Fall, will feature new bassist Michael Cosio (ex-Abysmal Dawn) alongside the band’s existing core of Conan (vocals/guitars), Mario Moreno (drums), and David Rivera (guitars).
Moreno announced, “2014 was a great year for Exmortus and the campaign for ‘Slave to the Sword’ has been relentless since its release. This year has been a little quiet for us but with good reason. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be entering the studio at the end of this month to once again record with the mighty Zack Ohren. Zack did a phenomenal job on ‘Slave to the Sword’ and we’re ready to record some more bone-crushing, face-melting shred for you all!”
You can also catch Exmortus performing live on these impending Summer tour dates:
7/10 Fullerton, CA – Riff Haus
7/11 Glendale, CA – The Complex (Prosthetic Showcase)
7/15 Denver, CO – Marquis at The Parkway #
7/17 Chicago, IL – Double Door #
7/21 Kansas City, MO – Aftershocklive Musicvenue #
7/22 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep #
7/24 Tucson, AZ – The Flycatcher #
# with Kyng
California death/thrash act Exmortus released a new music video for the track "Metal is King." The song appears on the latest studio album "Slave to the Sword," which was issued back in February via Prosthetic Records.
Check out "Metal is King" here:
Exmortus decided to warm up for the band's current North American tour supporting Arsis and Allegaeon by stopping by a home game of the Class A minor league baseball team Bakersfield Blaze.
While there, Exmortus delivered a rousing, metallic rendition of the U.S. National Anthem. Check out video of the performance below.
Metalsucks is presenting the "A Decade of Guilt" North American tour featuring Arsis, Allegaeon, and Exmortus. James Malone from Arsis comments:
"10 years ago I was a full time college student that was given an opportunity. The musical project that I had been working on 'for fun' on breaks from school was asked to record a full length album for a small independent record label.
"I had no idea at the time what the response would be to the album, or if there would be any response at all. Almost as soon as the album was released, much to my surprise, we were getting attention from around the world and my life was forever changed.
"That album was called A Celebration of Guilt and myself and everyone in Arsis, would like to celebrate it's 10 year anniversary by playing the album...in it's entirety...on tour. Many of songs have not been played live in years, if ever. Here's to a decade of guilt and METAL!!!" More...
If you happened to tune in to Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” on Monday night (June 23rd), you may have witnessed Los Angeles-based metal quartet Exmortus rocking out in a new Virgin Mobile commercial directed by Paul B. Cummings (“Conan,” “The Colbert Report”).
The ad — which has since aired several times nationally — can be seen here or in the player below.
Drummer Mario Moreno commented, “A few weeks ago, Exmortus got to shoot a commercial for Virgin Mobile! We had a great time shooting with Paul and it was an awesome experience, especially breaking all the gear at the end!”
See Exmortus live on these upcoming tour dates:
7/9 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go #
7/10 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
7/11 Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk #
7/12 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
7/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
7/15 Spokane, WA – Club 412 #
7/16 Boise, ID – The Shredder #
7/17 Salt Lake City, UT – LoFi Cafe #
7/18 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS #
7/19 Mesa, AZ – Club Red #
8/2 Los Angeles, CA – Black Castle (w/ Morbid Saint)
8/22 Santa Ana, CA – Malone’s (w/ Gypsyhawk)
# with Flotsam & Jetsam More...
Thrash metal act Flotsam and Jetsam is set to return to the road this summer with thrash newcomers Exmortus, along with be San Francisco's Hatchet as the opening act.
"No Place On Tour 2014" will begin on July 9th in Hollywood, CA at the Whisky a Go Go and wraps up at Club Red in Mesa, AZ on July 19th. The full list of dates are available below.
Flotsam and Jetsam drummer Kelly Smith comments: "We are psyched to be hitting the west coast again in support of both Ugly Noise and No Place for Disgrace (2014). Coming right off the summer festivals in Europe we will be fired up and ready to shred. With the addition of Steve Conley(F5) and the return of Michael Spencer it promises to be a killer show."
Flotsam and Jetsam released "No Place For Disgrace - 2014" in March of this year. The re-recorded thrash album is available on CD and digitally.
07/09 Hollywood, CA Whisky a Go Go
07/10 San Francisco, CA Slim's
07/11 Orangevale, CA Boardwalk
07/12 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
07/13 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
07/15 Spokane, WA Club 412
07/16 Boise, ID The Shredder
07/17 Salt Lake City, UT LoFi Cafe
07/18 Las Vegas, NV LVCS
07/19 Mesa, AZ Club Red More...
Even though the band has spent almost all of 2014 trekking throughout the U.S. and Canada on a 68-date tour, the California quartet Exmortus has added yet another set of dates to its calendar.
The neo-classical shredders have once again joined thrash outfit Hatchet on a short west coast run.
The band will then return to Los Angeles in early May for a first hometown headlining show since the release of new album “Slave To The Sword." All proceeds will support women’s cancer research and treatment. Full dates are as follows:
4/25 Canoga Park, CA - Cobalt Cafe #
4/26 Walnut Creek, CA – Red House #
4/27 Sacramento, CA - Press Club #
4/30 Sparks, NV - The Alley #
5/4 Los Angeles, CA - Airliner
# with Hatchet
Look for even more Exmortus tour dates to be announced in the near future. More...
Brazilian death metal trio Krisiun will be heading back on the road in North America this week with German thrashers Destruction. See below for all upcoming dates.
Mar. 18--The Palladium--Worcester, MA *
Mar. 19--Marlin Roon @ Webster Hall--New York, NY *
Mar. 20--Empire--Springfield, VA *
Mar. 21--Mojo 13--Wilmington, DE *
Mar. 22--Alrosa Villa--Columbus, OH *
Mar. 23--The Casbah--Johnson City, TN *
Mar. 24--Fubar--St. Louis, MO *
Mar. 25--Infest--Austin, TX **
Mar. 26--Tricky Falls--El Paso, TX **
Mar. 27--Joe's Grotto--Phoenix, AZ **
Mar. 28--Cheyenne Saloon--Las Vegas, NV **
Mar. 29--Mirror Image--Anaheim, CA **
Mar. 30--The Whisky--West Hollywood, CA ** More...
Exmortus has released a new music video for "Foe Hammer," taken from the band's latest Prosthetic Records album "Slave To The Sword."
The new video clip was directed by Ron Underwood and can be seen below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.
Immediately following an upcoming North American tour with Dark Tranquillity and Omnium Gatherum, SoCal heavy metal brigade Exmortus will join thrashers Lich King for a short run throughout the Eastern U.S. in support of forthcoming Prosthetic full-length debut “Slave To The Sword.”
Recorded by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Suffocation) at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, “Slave To The Sword” features cover artwork by Philip Lawvere. Catch Exmortus on these dates: More...
Heavy metal shredders Exmortus will release full-length Prosthetic debut, "Slave To The Sword," in North America on February 4th. Check out the title track at MetalSucks.net and the cover artwork is available below.
Recorded earlier this year at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California with producer Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Suffocation, Immolation), the album features cover artwork by legendary heavy metal painter Philip Lawvere Art (Kreator, Celtic Frost, Helloween) and 10 rousing tracks.
The Southern California quartet Exmortus has signed a worldwide contract with Prosthetic Records.
The group’s full-length Prosthetic debut and third album overall will be released in February of 2014, when Exmoruts will tour North America with Dark Tranquillity and Omnium Gatherum.
Prior to that, Exmortus will team with San Francisco thrashers Hatchet for the “Death Upon The West” tour, which kicks off in Fullerton, California on November 2nd. A complete list of the band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.
“We’re very excited and proud to announce our signing with Prosthetic Records,” the band says in a statement. “The staff there is great and very enthusiastic. They’ve signed so many great bands over the years and continue to do so, some in which have even given us some influence. Being fans of the label and their artists, it just feels like a perfect fit. We can’t for wait Prosthetic to put this next record out!” More...
Dark Tranquillity announced that just following its performances on 70,000 Tons of Metal in late January, the band will embark on a North American Tour with Omnium Gatherum and Exmortus.
The announcement reads: "That's right! We're bringing the 'Construct' tour to USA and Canada in early 2014, and we're very pleased to announce that our good buddies in Omnium Gatherum are confirmed for the main support slot for all dates. This will be their first stateside tour and we know that they're eagerly awaited by many of you. We're also welcoming Exmortus from California as openers.
"The complete list of dates can be found below, and tickets are already available for purchase via Enter the Vault. See you soon!"
Confirmed dates are as follows:
31-Jan San Juan, PR - La Respesta
1-Feb Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2-Feb Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
3-Feb New York City, NY - Stage 48
4-Feb Worcester, MA - The Palladium
5-Feb Montreal, QU - FouFounes
6-Feb Quebec City, QU - Dagobert
7-Feb Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
8-Feb Toronto, ON - Opera House
9-Feb London, ON - London Concert Theater
10-Feb Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
11-Feb Columbus, OH - Shrunken Head
12-Feb Joliet, IL - Mojoes
13-Feb Lawrence, KS - Granada
14-Feb Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
15-Feb Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
17-Feb Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
18-Feb Seattle, WA - El Corazon
19-Feb Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
21-Feb San Fransisco, CA - DNA Lounge
22-Feb West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
23-Feb Tempe, AZ - Club Red
25-Feb Dallas, TX - Trees
26-Feb Houston, TX - Scout Bar
28-Feb Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub and Billiards
1-Mar Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
2-Mar Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero More...
Witchaven is lining up a new run of tour dates this Spring with Exmortus, which can be found below, and the band also comments:
"Witchaven will be doing a West Coast Tour this March/April with Exmortus. Below are the dates, Most of the dates are booked, still having a bit of trouble on a few of em, but for the most part we are almost ready to go."
3/15 - Burnt Ramen -Richmond, CA
3/16 - El Gato Negro -Santa Clara/San Jose, CA
3/17 - TBA -Sacramento, CA
3/18 - TBA -North Bay, CA
3/19 - Ink Annex -Eureka, CA
3/20 - Club 66 -Ashland, OR
3/21 - Dante's -Portland, OR
3/23 - The Kraken -Seattle, WA
3/24 - The Shredder -Boise, ID
3/25 - Burt's Tiki lounge -SLC, UT
3/27 - 7th Circle -Denver, CO
3/28 - Launch Pad -Albuquerque, NM
3/29 - TBA -Dallas, TX
3/30 - 14322 Picton Dr 77032 -Houston, TX
3/31 - The Korova -San Antonio, TX
4/1 - The Grand -Austin, TX
4/3 - The Pinebox -Midland, TX
4/4 - TBA -El Paso, TX
4/5 - The Howling House -Phoenix, AZ
4/6 - East Side Joes -Las Vegas, NV
On March 16th, 2012, Motorbreath Entertainment intended to create one of the best lineups featuring bands from the “New Wave of Thrash Metal.” Exmortus, Bonded By Blood, Havok, Speedwolf and Witchaven were on the bill to play Betsy’s Bar at Austin’s annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival. Oregon’s Spellcaster offered a style more in line with the New Wave of Classic Metal scene that has, in a sense, run parallel with the new thrash movement.
Besides Corrosion of Conformity who came to town with their crossover thrash, “Animosity” lineup, thrash metal is an endangered species in Austin during this time of the year. When I saw Motorbreath had organized a lineup of such great, young thrash bands, I had to help with promotion. Unfortunately, a number of mishaps led to Betsy’s Bar canceling the show. However, thanks to Alex Campos of local metal marauders, Beyond The Blood, the show went on! More...
Metal Underground previously reported the cancellation of Motorbreath's SXSW show featuring artists such as Havok, Bonded By Blood and Spellcaster. We contacted Motorbreath owner and show booker, Tristan Spears to get his side of the story. Now, in all fairness, we bring our readers the other side of the story told by a representative of Betsy's Bar. More...
Motorbreath Entertainment's SXSW Showcase contained a tremendous bill of new school thrash and heavy metal artists such as Bonded By Blood, Havok, Speedwolf, Exmortus, Witchaven and Spellcaster. The stellar lineup was the only old school-metal oriented event at SXSW, which was cause for Metal Underground to sponsor the event. Unfortunately, the March 16th show at Betsy's came to a abrupt and disappointing end. After the first three bands performed, Motorbreath founder, Tristan Spears announced that if more people didn't drink more alcohol, the show would be canceled. After much deliberation, the show was indeed canceled.
Spears provided Metal Underground with the following statement: More...
Saskatoon's thrash trio Untimely Demise have just locked down a Spring tour of the western half of Canada and the United States.
The young crew will take their blazing modernized classic thrash metal to the highways of North America kicking off in their home province of Saskatchewan at the end of March and rage west across the country and down the U.S. West Coast. Untimely Demise will share the stage with Excruciator, Hatched, Hemoptysis, Exmortus and labelmates Mares Of Thrace, and more along the trek, even including a co-headlining slot at San Jose's Beyond The Realms of Metal Festival.
This brutal trek is being booked in conjunction with the upcoming vinyl edition of Untimely Demise's debut full-length "City Of Steel," set to be co-released by Sonic Unyon and War On Music. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, the 12" features a full-color insert and a bonus track of the anthem "My Tragedy," from the band's 2009-released "Full Speed Metal" EP. The wax version of "City Of Steel" will hit the streets of Canada on March 13th and invade the U.S. on March 27th, with European distribution to be confirmed shortly.
Metalunderground.com is proud to sponsor the Motorbreath Entertainment SXSW 2012 Showcase, featuring Havok, Spellcaster, Exmortus, Witchaven, Speedwolf and many more. The event takes place on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM (CT) at Betsy's Bar in Austin, Texas. Doors open at 3:00 pm CT. You can purchase tickets here.
Here's the complete line-up:
Bonded By Blood (CA)
Last word (CO)
Beyond the Blood