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The Famine

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Constant Seas Recruits New Drummer

Mark Garza (Ex-Embodyment, The Famine) has joined Texas act Constant Seas as the band's new drummer. Constant Seas is currently playing shows in support of latest EP "Cycles" and is in the process of writing new material for an upcoming release. Further details can be found over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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The Famine Calls It Quits

American death metal act The Famine has posted the following statement online, detailing its decision to disband.

"The Famine never should have existed. I don’t mean that like when a jealous brother screams ‘I wish you were never born!’ at his little sister. What I mean is that we came together as a group of married thirty-somethings with kids and small businesses. Our singer lived on the other side of the country. It was a cumbersome proposition, but we made it work. Most of you are familiar with the fire that claimed most of our equipment and the departure of our vocalist about a year ago. We should have never been able to make our last record, but we did. This brings us to the present day.

"As of this past Saturday, The Famine is no more. In my mind, bands break up because Courtney Love kills their singer or because they can’t stand each other. Neither of those circumstances is descriptive of our situation. For us, life simply got in the way, as it often does. There is a medical emergency in my family, and I’ll be moving to Los Angeles in August to care for a loved one in his final days.

"Mark and Andy both have families for which they are the breadwinners, and Jon has been putting off going to graduate school. Instead of trying to simultaneously satiate Mark‘s drive and Andy‘s inability to tour and my distance from the band and Jon‘s webbed toes (sorry, Jon), we came together and decided as a group that it is time to lay The Famine to rest.

"Words cannot express how thankful we all are to have had these experiences, and without those of you who are reading this right now, none of this would have been possible. So, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all of you for the support and kindness you have shown us for the past four years.

"Thank you for allowing us in to your lives, and for giving us the opportunity to connect, even though most of us have never met. You’ll see us around. You might not see the same faces or the same names, but I know that music means too much to all of us to let it die with this moniker. So, this is goodbye for now."

The Famine's Nick Nowell also recently conducted an interview with Metalunderground.com. You can read the interview at this location.

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The Famine Posts MP3 From New Album

North Texas death metal act The Famine has teamed up with DC9 At Night, the Dallas Observer’s music blog, to offer fans a free MP3 download of “The New Hell." The song is the opening track off the band’s new album, "The Architects of Guilt." Head over to this location to access the MP3 download. The track listing for the new album is as follows:

1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth

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The Famine Posts Final Studio Video Clip

North Texas technical death metal quartet The Famine has posted its final behind-the-scenes video blog chronicling the recording process of the forthcoming album, "The Architects of Guilt." The sixth installment of the series focuses on The Famine’s new vocalist – and former bassist – Nick Nowell. The new front man discusses the lyrical writing process, some strategies for keeping his throat as fresh as possible, the album title, and more. You can check out the clip below, or view the band's recenlty uploaded video for "Ad Mortem" here.

The track list for "The Architects of Guilt" is as follows:

1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth

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The Famine Posts New Music Video Online

North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Ad Mortem" which is taken from the forthcoming full length album "The Architects of Guilt." "The Architects of Guilt" is set for release on February 15, 2011. You can check out the music video below:

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The Famine Posts New Song

North Texas technical death metal group The Famine has teamed up with Noisecreep.com to premiere a brand new track from the band’s forthcoming full-length, "The Architects of Guilt." The new song “The Crown and the Holy See” can be streamed at this location.

According to a recent chat with Noisecreep.com, “The Crown and the Holy See” was the first song that The Famine vocalist, Nick Nowell, tracked on the new record, after moving from bass to vocals following the departure of the band’s original vocalist, Kris McCaddon, last summer. “I may be projecting, but I think you can hear a little bit of extra aggression and attack on this track, just because I was so excited to leave my mark on the record,” he said.

"The Architects of Guilt," The Famine’s sophomore Solid State Records release, will hit stores on February 15th and the track listing is as follows:

1. The New Hell?
2. Ad Mortem?
3. We Are The Wolves?
4. Turner Classic Diaries?
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See?
7. VII The Fraudulent?
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions?
9. A Fragile Peace?
10. Pyrithion House?
11. To The Teeth

You can also check out a recording studio video from the band here.

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The Famine Posts Fifth Studio Update Online

North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted a video trailer online to promote its forthcoming full length album "The Architects of Guilt." "The Architects of Guilt" is set for release on February 15, 2011. You can check out the trailer below:

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The Famine Posts New Album Trailer Online

North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted a video trailer online to promote its forthcoming full length album "The Architects of Guilt." "The Architects of Guilt" is set for release on February 15, 2011. You can check out the trailer below:

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The Famine Posts More In-Studio Footage

The Famine has posted the fourth in a series of behind-the-scenes video blogs online from the band's time in the studio recording "The Architects of Guilt." You can check out the video clip below. The new album is set for release on February 15th, 2011.

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The Famine Posts Another New Song Online

North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted a new song online taken from its forthcoming full length album "The Architects of Guilt." The song, titled "A Fragile Peace," will be featured on "The Architects of Guilt" which is set for release on February 15, 2011. You can check out the song in the player below:

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The Famine Posts Third Studio Video Online

North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted the third clip in a series of behind-the-scenes video blogs online in anticipation of the forthcoming album, "The Architects of Guilt." The video, which can be viewed below, was filmed during The Famine’s summer 2010 recording sessions. "The Architects of Guilt" will hit stores on February 15th, 2011.

The track listing is as follows:
1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth

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The Famine Posts New Song Online

North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted a new song online taken from its forthcoming full length album "The Architects of Guilt." The song, titled "The New Hell," will be featured on "The Architects of Guilt" which is set for release on February 15, 2011. You can check out the song in the player below:

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The Famine Posts New Video Blog Online

North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted the first in a series of behind-the-scenes video blogs online in anticipation of the forthcoming album, "The Architects of Guilt." The video, which can be viewed below, was filmed during The Famine’s summer 2010 recording sessions. "The Architects of Guilt" will hit stores on February 15th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth

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The Famine Posts New Song Online

North Texas brutal death metal band The Famine has uploaded a second track titled “VII The Fraudulent" from the forthcoming full-length, "The Architects of Guilt," to the band’s official MySpace page. The song joins the previously released, “Ad Mortem," as the first two tracks to be revealed from the February 15th Solid State Records release.

A mobile-web-accessible YouTube audio stream of “VII The Fraudulent” is also available below:

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The Famine Posts New Song Online

The Famine has posted a brand new track from the forthcoming full-length, "The Architects of Guilt" online. The new song "Ad Mortem" can be heard on the band's official MySpace page. The new album is slated to hit stores on February 15th. The Famine vocalist Nick Nowell explains, “’Ad Mortem’ is a song about addiction, and the excuses we all have for our complicity. We'll come up with just about anything to keep from being disgusted with ourselves.”

The track list for "The Architects of Guilt" is as follows:

1. The New Hell?
2. Ad Mortem?
3. We Are The Wolves?
4. Turner Classic Diaries?
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See?
7. VII The Fraudulent?
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions?
9. A Fragile Peace?
10. Pyrithion House?
11. To The Teeth

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The Famine Posts New Video Trailer Online

The Famine has posted the following teaser trailer online to promote its forthcoming studio album. The band are set to release its new studio album, "The Architects Of Guilt," on February 15, 2011 through Solid State Records. You can view the trailer below:

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The Famine Posts Behind-The-Scenes Footage

North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted the first in a series of behind-the-scenes video blogs online in anticipation of the forthcoming album, "The Architects of Guilt." The video, which can be viewed below, was filmed during The Famine’s summer 2010 recording sessions. "The Architects of Guilt" will hit stores on February 15th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth

"The Architects of Guilt is not a sing-a-long or a feel good record; it’s the death rattle and dying breath,” explains bassist Jon Richardson. “The Famine is not here to win popularity contests, simply create metal, red in tooth and claw. The music has become faster, more technical, even abrasive and discomforting, trading sheer aggression and energy for the lifeless sweeps and mechanized beats that have come to dominate and dilute the genre. The lyrics forego empty threats and skip the subtleties, calling out the deceit and duplicity of our leaders, and the decay next door masked by a flaking white picket fence and a familiar chemical scent.”

However, the recording process for The Architects of Guilt did not go as smoothly as The Famine would have hoped. The album’s release was set back months, due to an unfortunate electrical fire in the band’s studio. More...

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The Famine Completes New Album

THE FAMINE recently finished recording their new release titled "The Architects of Guilt", with D. Braxton Henry (Ex- Devourment) and mixed by Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium). "The Architects of Guilt" is set for a Fall 2010 release through SolidState Records and will follow their 2008 release "The Raven and the Reaping." Visit the band's MySpace page or Facebook page for more details.

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Fire Strikes The Famine Studio

New York and Texas based death metal band The Famine has issued the following update regarding a recent fire at their studio:

"Hey guys, Our studio DID burn down with all of our gear and and everything pertaining to The Famine early Thursday morning. It almost took our engineer Travis with it as well but fortunately he made it out alive, but basically that was all that made it out. We lost all of the studio gear as well and all of the material we had been working on in preparation for the new release."

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The Famine Completes Pre-production On New Album

New York and Texas based death metal band The Famine has issued the following update on their new album:

"We couldn't be more excited about getting this record done. We have spent the majority of last year writing and pre-producing and now its time to make it all come together. This record will be heavier than The Raven and The Reaping in every way and will build on the intensity that TRATR established. Lyrically, this record will almost be an anarchic indictment of what we have become as a world, country, and individuals and the path that got us here. We touched on this on the last record as well. The main idea around The Famine, musically and lyrically, is to set a standard for metal that will stand the test of time the way others before us have. We could write breakdowns and add popular ideologies into our music just as easy as the next metal band, but in the end, there is a reason that you are into The Famine and its not because were so damn sexy."

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