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From: Whittier, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Since the release of the band's debut album "In Hatreds Flame" in July 2008, Exmoruts has kept busy touring and gigging relentlessly with bands such as label mates Vektor and L.A. black thrashers Witchaven. After suffering a temporary setback with the departure of former front man Balmore during early 2010, the band rebounded quickly with lead guitar shredder Conan taking over on vocals and the addition of new guitarist Sean Redline.
The short break from the band's busy live schedule also provided the act with the time needed to complete material for the upcoming sophomore album entitled "Beyond the Fall of Time." The death-thrash quartet entered Black Static Studio in Los Angeles to begin recording "Beyond the Fall of Time," tentatively scheduled for release during late summer 2011 on Heavy Artillery Records.
Drummer Mario Moreno had this to say about the new line-up and progress in the studio to date:
"We’ve been at Black Static Studios for nine days now and we feel that we couldn’t have picked a better studio to capture the new material. The line-up change during early 2010 set our original recording plans back by several months so we’re excited to finally be recording this album. With the new line-up of Conan on vocals and the addition of Sean Redline on second guitar the band is at its strongest ever. We’re really happy with the new material and the heavier sound. Sean has contributed a lot of great ideas to the album overall and Conan will finally get to showcase his vocals."
You can listen to the demo versions of "Destroy" and "Entombed with the Pharaohs" from the upcoming album at this location.
Los Angeles based act Exmortus is heading into the studio in February to record the band's new album "Beyond the Fall of Time," which is the follow up to 2008’s "In Hatred’s Flame." To give fans a taste of what to expect Exmortus has posted a demo track called "Destroy," which can be heard here.
As a bonus, "Entombed with the Pharaohs," another demo track from the forthcoming "Beyond the Fall of Time" can also be heard through the Heavy Artillery MySpace page.
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Mario, drummer of L.A. death/thrash band Exmortus, shares a story about insane backyard gigs in L.A.:
Some of the best pits this band has seen were from playing backyard shows in East Los Angeles. Theres nothing like have 100-200 people drunk and under aged crammed in a small yard pitting and head banging their asses off. This one particular night I will never forget, it was one of our first times playing a backyard show and also in East Los. Although the house was pretty small it was also ridiculously packed, the band barely had any room to set up. So we start rockin out in this little corner and the pit just broke out. There were kids diving off the garage and right in the middle of a song a mob of people slam into the band. I remember looking over and seeing conans amp at about a 45 degree angle up against the garage door with him on it still playing haha. It was pretty wild one of many crazy pit stories this band has had.
This past summer Exmortus recruited new guitarist Sean Redline while lead shredder/songwriter Conan has also taken over vocal duties. The band recorded a two-track demo to give fans a taste of what to expect from the new line up and the yet-unnamed new album is tentatively scheduled for release during spring 2011.
The band was recently intereviewed by Terrorizor Magazine about the new album.
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
After two years of touring, Los Angeles based neo-classical death metal unit Exmoruts is back on the war path and getting ready to head into the studio to record a follow up to the band's debut album "In Hatred’s Flame." Since the departure of former vocalist and guitarist Balmore earlier this year, Exmortus has recruited new guitarist Sean Redline while lead shredder/songwriter Conan has also taken over vocal duties.
The band has recorded a two-track demo to give fans a taste of what to expect from the new line up and the yet-unnamed new album is tentatively scheduled for release during spring 2011. You can preview the first track entitled “Entombed with the Pharaohs” on the band’s Myspace profile. Catch Exmoruts live at these upcoming events:
7/24 Riverside, CA @ Masters of Disasters 3 at Common Ground
7/31 Tempe, AZ @ Keep Metal Alive at Club Red
8/7 Escondido, CA @ Metaphor Café w/ VEKTOR
Los Angeles death/thrash unit EXMORTUS are looking for a second lead guitarist to fill out their line-up.
The requirements are as follows:
- Own transportation
- Flexible schedule
- Able to tour
- No drugs (crack, herione, meth, etc..)
- Vocal ability a plus but not required
- Must learn the tracks "In hatreds Flames" or "Triumph By Fire" by ear, solos are not required. We tune to E Flat.
Anyone interested who thinks they have what it takes please contact the band directly via MySpace
Heavy Artillery Records label mates Exmortus and Vektor are teaming up to spread their brand of progressive thrash metal across the United States with the Winter Mayhem Tour. Today also marks the release date of "Black Future," the debut album from Phoenix, AZ futuristic thrashers Vektor.
The currently confirmed Winter Mayhem tour dates are as follows: More...
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...
Bonded By Blood, who are currently on tour with Exmortus and Witchaven, have issued the following recap after the first show of the tour:
"Let me keep you up to date one everything thats going on in the touring world of BBB. We started our way of California on March 6th 2009 @ 12 am on our way to Las Vegas. By this time we were already packed and had Exmortus with us. We ended up passing by Hesperia where we waited for Witchaven and sooner than later we were already on our way. 4 hrs later we ended up in famous Las Vegas. Our destination was your run of the mill 21 and over bar named "The Four Aces". We get there around 6 or 7. The place looked kind of dead no one really there. We finally talk to the promoter around 8 he says the show does not start till 930. So we wait aroudn and set up merch . Bar lady asks us if we are all over age and at first i thought she was going to be a dick about not everyone being over age but she ended up being cool and let us all in. The time was set it end it up being 9 and Witchaven was setting up for what set to be a very killer set they put on. Ive seen these guys a couple times but they really stepped it up on this new material. About 30 min later it was Exmortus turn and the crowd was really digging it. Drunken assholes all over the place. The clock struck 11 it was BBB's turn to hit the stage. People shouting names of our songs beer flying everywhere. It was a great start of a tour. We ended the night by hitting the strip eating some food and driving our asses to AZ. Tonight should be killer. Quote of The day for vegas:"Shut up you dumbass bitch. Ill knock your tooth out with my pito" -Mario Moreno."
Earache Records has issued the following statement about the upcoming Bonded By Blood U.S. tour dates:
"Pomona, CA thrash phenoms, BONDED BY BLOOD are hitting the road starting THIS FRIDAY for their first full national tour with EXMORTUS and WITCHAVEN. It's a lineup so deadly, your soul will be swallowed.
"When reached for a quote, all that BONDED BY BLOOD vocalist, Jose "Aladdin" Barrales had time to say was "Packing my shit, so sorry if this is short. This is going to be long and tiring, but so much fun." Who can blame him for a short quote? This will be the band's first run that covers the entire United States. The band's going to have to pack more than usual and bring the thrash to many different places they've never seen before.
"While the band is busy packing and getting ready for some quality time on the road, here are the dates for BONDED BY BLOOD with EXMORTUS and WITCHAVEN on the "Masters of Disaster" tour:" More...
Pomona, CA thrashers, BONDED BY BLOOD, will be hitting the road in late March through early May for their first fully national tour, "The Masters of Disaster tour." The tour also features EXMORTUS and WITCHAVEN.
Dates for the "Masters Of Disaster tour" are as follows:
2/28 - Pomona CA-The Elks Lodge
3/06 - Las Vegas NV-The 4 Aces
3/07 - Phoenix AZ-The Sets
3/09 - Tucson AZ-Vaudville
3/10 - Las Cruces NM-El Patio
3/11 - Lubbock TX-Jakes Backroom
3/12 - Oklahoma city OK-Conservatory
3/13 - Dallas TX-Renos Chop Shop
3/14 - San Antonio TX-The Warhol
3/15 - Jackson MS- Bomb Shelter
3/17 - St. Peterberg FL- State Theatre
3/18 - Ft. Myers FL-Rockstarz
3/20 - Winterpark FL-The Haven
3/22 - Shefield AL-Muscle Shoals
3/24 - Raleigh NC-Volume 11
3/26 - Danville VA-Plan B
3/27 - Allentown PA-Sterling Hotel
3/28 - Bayonne NJ-Liquid Loungue
3/29 - Boston MA-The Metal Hall
3/30 - Syracuse NY-Lost Horizon
3/31 - Cleaveland OH-Now Thats Class
4/01 - Bay City MI-Indian Barrys
4/02 - Detroit MI-Blondies
4/03 - Fort Wayne IN-Miss Q's
4/04 - Aurora IL-Dougs Rock House
4/07 - Des Moines IA-Vaudville Mews
4/08 - Kansas City MO-Riot Room
4/09 - Lincoln Nebraska- Knickerbocker
4/10 - Denver CO-Moes BBQ
4/11 - Billings MT-FOE
4/15 - Boise ID-Gustos
4/16 - Seattle WA-King Cobra
4/17 - Portland OR-Satyricon
4/18 - Medford OR-Musichead
4/20 - Daly City CA-Route92
4/22 - Fresno CA- The Exit
4/24 - San Jose CA- West Valley College
4/25 - San Francisco CA-Thee Parkside
5/01 - Hollywood CA-The Knitting Factory "Thrasho De Mayo IV" w/Exumer
Los Angeles based neo-classical death band, EXMORTUS, is getting ready to tour in support of their debut album "In Hatred’s Flame." Tour dates are as follows:
Sept 19th Mesa, AZ @ Cell Block
Sept 20th Denver, CO @ Benders
Sept 22nd Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room
Sept 23rd Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Sept 24th St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Sept 25th Chicago, IL @ The Coffee Pot (w/ Diamond Plate)
Sept 27th Toledo, OH @ Ramalama Records (daytime in store appearance)
Sept 27th Toledo, OH @ Rok Bar (w/ Diamond Plate)
Sept 28th North Canton, OH @ Sadie Rene’s (w/ Diamond Plate)
Oct 1st Lemoyne, PA @ Champion Ship
Oct 3rd Philadelphia, PA @ Spics n’ Mics
Oct 4th Baltimore, MD @ Fletches
Oct 7th Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Oct 8th Greenville, SC @ Snapshot Café
Oct 9th Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
Oct 10th Jacksonville, FL @ Doozers Pub
Oct 11th Sarasota, FL @ Euclid YMCA/Bari Brooks Center
Oct 17th San Antonio, TX @ The Warhol
Oct 18th Dallas, TX @ Reno’s Chop Shop
Oct 19th Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion Underground
Oct 21st Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
Oct 23rd Mesa, AZ @ Papillion’s Too
Oct 25th City of Industry, CA @ The AWS
EXMORTUS will be hitting the road in support of their scorching debut album, "IN HATREDS FLAMES," which was released on July 29th.
Tentative tour dates follow. Anyone interested in booking the band, email email@example.com. More...
Upon returning home from their first European tour earlier this summer, in support of Napalm Death and Suffocation, WARBRINGER found itself one member short. While the group had just made touring bassist Ben Bennett official after six months of live shows together (since original bass player, Andy Laux, was still in high school), they were now faced with replacing drummer Ryan Bates after he informed them he wished to leave the band.
Fortunately, after putting a number of potential candidates through the wringer, the very talented Nic Ritter won the band over with his diverse and technical style. Ritter, 27, had been playing with progressive thrash act Prototype, a band whose song "The Way It Ends" was a bonus cut on Guitar Hero III, since relocating to LA from San Diego. He has also been keeping busy with his death/grind side-project, Bodybag Johnny.
WARBRINGER's recent show in Mesa, Arizona last weekend was his first with the band and from all reports the group didn't miss a beat. You can catch a glimpse of his capabilities via video on his MySpace page.
Ritter had the following to say about his induction into the band: "I have been working at getting in a legit, professional band for a while now, and I feel this band is a great fit for me. I can't wait to get on the road and play with the new and improved WARBRINGER lineup. We are already throwing around ideas for the next album and I can't wait to write and record it with the rest of the band. It's going to be brutal!"
Also speaking to the potential of the new album, Bennett added: "I gladly look forward to contributing with riffs and songs for the new album. Oh and by the way, expect some fat bass in the future of WARBRINGER."
Under an arduous life of non-stop touring, the band has certainly approached its developing career much like the title of its debut full-length, "War Without End." However, as young as some of these guys might be, they understand that along the road to reward there will be a few unexpected bumps, and with a new drummer and a permanent bass player they're ready to show Wacken their best lineup yet on August 2nd.
Soon after their return from Europe, where they'll tour with Sworn Enemy and All Shall Perish, WARBRINGER will embark on a North American tour beginning Aug. 22 with label mates and blackened folk metallers Finntroll. This will be the band's third tour of the States after sharing stages with the likes of Exodus, Goatwhore, Nile, Suicide Silence and others. The latest Warbringer tour dates follow: More...
Southern California's EXMORTUS has inked a deal with New York's Heavy Artillery Records. The group's debut album, "In Hatred's Flame", is tentatively scheduled for release in April 2008.
From humble beginnings in a dusty Southeast L.A. garage in 2002, EXMORTUS have risen to become one of Southern California's top metal headliners. From clubs to backyards to basements, EXMORTUS carved its niche with its live campaign against false metal, sometimes as often as two shows a night back to back, twice a weekend. Dominating all in their path, EXMORTUS quickly made a name for itself in the L.A. metal underground playing direct support to headliners such as NECROPHAGIST, AGENT STEEL, NEVERMORE, HIRAX, HALLOWS EVE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, SADUS, TESTAMENT and others.
For more information, visit their Myspace page.