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Asesino

Formed: 2002
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Asesino News

Below is our complete Asesino 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Asesino Announces New Tour Dates

Right before they enter the studio to record a 3rd album, Los Angeles metallers Asesino will be heading out for a string of headlining shows. Details on the run of dates are available below or over at Facebook here.

Asesino's 3rd album will be entitled "La Segunda Venida" (Translates to "The Second Coming") and will be released on Odio Records. More info and latest updates Facebook.com/AsesinoMusic

The "Returning Hate Tour" 2013 dates are:

Jan 11 Key Club West Hollywood, CA
Jan 12 Cheyenne Saloon Las Vegas, NV
Jan 18 DNA Lounge San Francisco, CA
Jan 19 Starline Fresno, CA
Jan 28 Slidebar Fullerton, CA

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Warbringer Announces New Drummer Carlos Cruz

Despite practicing and writing together the last two months, WARBRINGER has official announced that Carlos Cruz (Hexen) is their new drummer. The delay in announcement was out of respect to their old drummer and Carlos' former band mates and there was no question about Carlos' playing, songwriting or personality as the band ironically offered Carlos the spot in 2008.

"After years of putting forth nothing but blood, sweat, and tears into my tireless ambitions for playing music, I have finally found an outlet where no more time is wasted. It was flattering to have been approached by Warbringer the first time they made a personnel change in 2008, but this time around it couldn't have felt more like perfect timing," states Carlos. "They're a collective group of humble, open-minded, down-to-earth guys who share the same fanaticism for music as I do and are the tightest musicians I have ever played with. I've never felt so welcomed and inspired to move forward. Even past members of the band have congratulated me and it feels very much like family, not just another band. From some recent serious downfalls in my personal life came this beautiful opportunity and I couldn't be happier. We'll be seeing all YOU Warbringers out on the road soon!"

Carlos will be making his live debut in Mexico City on March 5th at the Eyescream Festival alongside Asesino, Anvil, Toxic Holocaust and Abigail Williams. WARBRINGER plan to record their third album in April with more live shows in May and June.

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Asesino Announces New Tour Dates

American death metal act Asesino, which features Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares and Tony Campos of Static X, has announced a small batch of tour dates set to take place through the United States and Mexico. You can view the newly announced dates, cities and venues below:

02/25 Brownsville, TX – Chapa’s Bar
02/26 Saltillo, MEX – Gimanisio Nazario Ortiz
02/27 Chihuahua, MEX – Salon La Herradura
03/03 Monterrey, MEX – Cafe Igauana
03/04 Nuevo Laredo, MEX – Rock House
03/05 Mexico City, MEX – Circo Volador
05/06 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
05/07 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/13 Hollister, CA – The Vault
05/14 Fresno, CA – Babylon Club

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Asesino Reveal "Cristo Satánico" Details

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore band featuring DIVINE HERESY/ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), will release their second album, "Cristo Satánico", in Europe on February 16th through Listenable Records.

The tracking list is as follows: 'Advertensia', 'Regresando Odio', 'Maldito', 'Rituales Salvajes', 'Yo No Fui', 'Padre Pedofilo', 'Enterrado Vivo', 'Puta Con Pito?', 'Adelitas', 'Twiquiado', 'Perro Primero', 'Sadistico', 'Batalla Final', 'Cristo Satánico', 'Y Tu Mama Tambien'. Bonus Video: 'Regresandio Odio'.

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Asesino Schedule In-Store Appearances

ASESINO, the death-metal band featuring guitarist Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY), and Tony Campos (STATIC X), have scheduled in-store appearances to coincide with their current tour of Texas. All in-store appearances will take place at 4 PM at various Guitar Center locations. Dates and locations are as follows:

December
28 - 7729 Westheimer St. - Houston, TX
29 - 7814 North Central Express Way - Dallas, TX
30 - 7325 San Pedro Ave - San Antonio, TX

January
2 - 4127 South Staples St. - Corpus Christi, TX
3 - 3300 West Express Way 83 - Mcallen, TX

Asesino's Texan live dates include:

December
28 - The Meridian - Houston, TX
29 - The Door - Dallas, TX
30 - Sneakers - San Antonio, TX

January
2 - The Compound - Corpus Cristi, TX
3 - Cine El Rey - McAllen, TX

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Asesino Update Tour Schedule

ASESINO, the death-metal band featuring guitarist Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY), and Tony Campos (STATIC X), have updated their tour schedule to include a string of dates through Texas. The updated tour schedule is now as follows:

December
28 - The Meridian - Houston, Texas
29 - The Door - Dallas, Texa
30 - Sneakers - San Antonio, Texas

January
2 - The Compound - Corpus Cristi, Texas
3 - Cine El Rey - McAllen, Texas
4 - Ibex Rock Bar - Monterrey, Mexico
5 - Circo Volador - Mexico DF, Mexico
6 - La Caguama Bar - Guanajuato, Mexico
10 - Cascada Club - Tamps, Mexico
11 - Quinta Itsel - Zacatecas, Mexico
12 - Plazo De Toros El Relicario - Puebla,Mexico
13 - Centro De Convenciones Tlanepantia - De Mexico, Mexico
17 - NAMM - Anaheim, California
18 - NAMM - Anaheim, California
19 - NAMM - Anaheim, California
20 - NAMM - Anaheim, California

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Asesino Sign European Release Deal

ASESINO — the death metal/grindcore project featuring DIVINE HERESY/ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals) — has inked a deal with France's Listenable Records for the European release of the group's latest album, "Cristo Satanico" ("Satanic Christ"). The CD, which was issued in the U.S. via Dino's label Odio Records, will be made available in Europe on February 16, 2008. The follow-up to 2002's "Coridos De Muerte" was recorded at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles and contains "15 songs of filthy perversion, satanism, molestation, rape, sodomy, murder, death, oh, and of course, love," according to a press release. The first single, "Regresando Odio" ("Returning the Hate"), features HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta as El Odio on backing vocals and Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) as Sepulculo on lead guitar.

ASESINO teamed up with DANZIG, LACUNA COIL, THE HAUNTED and BELPHEGOR for Glenn Danzig's Blackest of the Black Tour, which was revived in November 2006 for a two-week West Coast run.

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Divine Heresy Adds Ex-Nile Bassist

DIVINE HERESY, the Los Angeles, CA-based band featuring former FEAR FACTORY/current ASESINO guitarist Dino Cazares, drummer Tim Yeung (ex-VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) and Tommy Cummings (VEXT) on vocals, have enlisted bassist Joe Payne (ex-NILE, DOMINATION THROUGH IMPURITY, LUST OF DECAY).

The band will release their debut album, Bleed The Fifth, in North America on August 28 via Century Media. The album will be released via Roadrunner throughout the rest of the world.

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Asesino To Take Part In California In-Store

ASESINO, the death-metal band featuring guitarist Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY), and Tony Campos (STATIC X), have updated their MySpace page with the following news:

"Asesino live in-store appearance, January 27th...

Live in store appearance at Blue Meannie Records featuring Asesino, BROKEN FOUNDATION, BRICK BATH, WARFACE -
Saturday, January 27th at 1 PM.

Blue Meannie Records - 1164 N. Second St., El Cajon, CA 92021. Phone 619-442-5034 ."

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Cristina Scabbia Talks About The Jagermeister Tour

LACUNA COIL will embark on the latest installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour this spring alongside Stone Sour and Shadows Fall. The trek, which kicks off on March 23rd and runs through early May, is the group's fourth U.S. run in support of their Karmacode album. They will be swapping out the direct support slot with Shadows Fall in certain markets, so please see the tour section for the itinerary and full breakdown.

"It's about time!" says Scabbia about being part of the Jager Tour. "It'll be a blast, and you guys can't miss it cause it's going to be the tour of the year! See you all there... spread the word...and horns up, my friends."

The tour also coincides with the launch of their new single for the track "Within Me." This is the fourth single from Karmacode, and a new video for the track will be shot in Italy early next month.

LACUNA COIL wrapped up 2006 with a U.S. tour as direct support to In Flames with The Sword and Seemless in the support slots. This was preceded by a highly successful run on the annual Blackest of the Black tour alongside the legendary Danzig, labelmates The Haunted, Belphegor and Asesino. Other numerous highlights of this past year included a main stage Ozzfest slot, a sold-out tour with Rob Zombie, a performance on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live and a Top 30 Active Rock hit single, "Our Truth."

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Blackest Of The Black West Coast Tour Dates

Glenn Danzig announced that a special 2006 west coast-only edition of the "Blackest of the Black" tour will kick off on November 17 in Seattle, WA. Headliner Danzig - Glenn Danzig/vocals, former Samhaim bandmate Steve Zing on bass, and Type O Negative's Johnny Kelly/drums and Kenny Hickey/guitar - will be joined by Lacuna Coil, The Haunted, Belphegor, and Asesino.

This is the third year of Danzig's highly successful "Blackest of the Black" tour. The festival was organized by Danzig and debuted in the summer of 2003 with Danzig, Superjoint Ritual, Opeth, Nile, Lacuna Coil and Behemoth on the bill. The 2005 edition featured Danzig, Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortiis (ex-Emperor), and The Agony Scene.

"'The Blackest of the Black' tour is for extreme bands that sell out venues across the country, that sell records, but don't get radio play or get on MTV," said Danzig. "It's anti the corporate crap nu-rap-metal that gets shoved down fans' throats at other concerts."

In addition to organizing and headlining the "Blackest of the Black" tour, Glenn Danzig will see the October 17 release of "Black Aria II" (evillive), the follow up to 1993's "Black Aria," which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Classical chart. Produced, written and - with a couple of exceptions - performed by Glenn, "Black Aria II" employs thundering organ, otherworldly chants, operatic lamentations, poignant strings, ominous percussion, ritualistic chimes and other mysterious sounds, to tell the story of a rebel of ancient lore - Lilith, Adam's wife before Eve.

Danzig has also released his "3 Faces of Danzig," a limited edition, fully-articulated toy figure series that highlights different eras of Glenn's career - "Misfits-version" Danzig which wears his classic skull-and-crossbones black T-shirt from the Misfits' "Walk Among Us" album cover; "Samhain-version" Danzig, covered in dripping blood ala the "Initium" LP cover, and "Danzig-version" Danzig, which is shirtless and comes complete with the trademark Danzig belt buckle and upside-down-cross medallion necklace as on the "Lucifuge" album. The figures are made of soft vinyl, stand 10-inches tall and retail for $75.00 each, and are available in stores such as Spencer Gifts, Hot Topic, comic book/specialty stores, and on the Chaser website.

Confirmed dates for the 2006 "Blackest of the Black" tour are as follows: More...

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Cazares Unveils New Project At Hollywood Show

Former FEAR FACTORY/current ASESINO guitarist Dino Cazares unveiled his new, as-yet-unnamed project Saturday night (September 2) at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California prior to ASESINO's performance as part of Dino's birthday bash. According to one attendee, the band's musical direction "was reminiscent of old FEAR FACTORY — 'Soul of a New Machine' [1992] meets 'Demanufacture [1995] — but faster, heavier and more intense. After [the new group's] three-song set, Dino screamed from the stage, 'This ain't no pussy shit like new FEAR FACTORY is.' The over-packed crowd cheered as he marched off stage, only to return 10 minutes later to do a full set with ASESINO."

Dino Cazares' new band consists of the following musicians:

Dino Cazares (ASESINO, ex-FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA) - Guitar
Tommy Vext (VEXT) - Lead Vocals
Tim Yeung (ex-VITAL REMAINS, NILE) - Drums
Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH) - Bass

The band is currently writing material for its debut album, which should see the light of day in 2007 through an as-yet-undetermined label.

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Goatwhore to Tour w/ Emperor and Others

Goatwhore have announced the following tour dates with Strapping Young Lad, Suffocation, Emperor, and Asesino:

July 16 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club w/ Emperor
July 17 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues w/ Emperor
July 24 - London, ON @ The Embassy w/ Strapping Young Lad
July 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's w/ Strapping Young Lad
July 28 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Showplace w/ Suffocation
July 29 - Sommerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium w/ Suffocation
July 30 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx w/ Suffocation
July 31 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Asesino
August 2 - Portland, ME @ The Station w/ Strapping Young Lad
August 3 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus w/ Strapping Young Lad

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Asesino Post 'Regresando Odio' Video Online

ASESINO — the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals) — have posted their video for the track "Regresando Odio" ("Returning the Hate") at their official MySpace page.

The "Regresando Odio" ("Returning the Hate") clip — which was directed by John Buchanan of Demon Video — received its MTV2 debut on this past weekend's edition of "Headbanger's Ball". According to the band, this marked the first time in MTV history that a music video by a Mexican death metal/grindcore group with all lyrics sung in Spanish has been broadcast on the network. More...

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Asesino Reveal New Tour Dates

ASESINO, the death-metal band featuring guitarist Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY), and Tony Campos (STATIC X), have updated their MySpace page with the addition of a new batch of tour dates.

Upcoming dates currently include:

July
8 at Palladium Hall in Tijuana, Mexico
15 at El Sapo Cancionero in Mexicali, Mexico
31 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York, NY

August
10 at Rock 'n' Roll Pizza in Portland, OR
11 at The Boulevard in Spokane, WA
12 at Studio 7 in Seattle, WA
13 at Hells Kitchen in Tacoma, WA More...

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Asesino Play NYC

Asesino will be coming to BB King's Blues Club in New York City on July 31st. Asesino feature Tony Campos of Static-X/Brujeria and Dino Cazares of Brujeria/ex-Fear Factory.

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Asesino Enter The Studio

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), entered Undercity Studios in Los Angeles on January 10 to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Corridos De Muerte", tentatively due this summer. The yet "Untitled", Album is being produced by Cazares with Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY) engineering. 13 tracks of "pure hatred, death and perverted sickness" are being recorded for the effort, which will feature the following lineup:

Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA) - Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Tony Campos (STATIC-X) - Vocals/Bass
Emlio Marquez (SADISTIC INTENT) - Drums
Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) - Lead Guitar

Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY) will be cotributing sound design to the CD.

In other news, Dino Cazares will be signing for Ibanez guitars at the NAMM convention on Friday, January 20 at the Anaihem Convention Center in Anaheim, California beginning at 1:00 p.m. Also appearing will be Jason Bittner (drums) and Paul Romanko (bass) of SHADOWS FALL and Mike D'Antonio (bass) of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Ibanez will also be displaying a prototype RG eight-string guitar similiar to the ones that MESHUGGAH and Dino use.

Tony Campos will be signing for Fernandez guitars at the NAMM convention on Saturday, January 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim California beginning at 2:00pm
And ElectroVoice With Static-X At 3:00pm.

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Mediaskare Records Plans Slayer Tribute

Mediaskare Records is looking to Slayer's fans to name our upcoming tribute compilation to Slayer. A MySpace page has been set up here where fans are encouraged to send their album title suggestions. In addition, video clips of New Dead Radio recording "South Of Heaven" and The Burning Room recording "Mandatory Suicide" have been posted on the MySpace page. Videos are set to be added weekly to the page to document the making of this unique compilation.

Set for an early 2006 release, the compilation is set to have song contributions from the following artists: Death By Stereo, On Broken Wings, Asesino, Scars Of Tomorrow, The Esoteric, Cold War, The Taste Of Blood, New Dead Radio, Silent Civilian, Contra, The Human Abstract, The Burning Room, In This Moment, Suicide Silence, A Different Self, plus more T.B.A.

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More Dates for Static X Tour

More dates have been announced for Static-X's run with American Head Charge and bloodsimple., here are the latest:

July 05th Houston, TX - Meridian
July 06th New Orleans, LA - TwiRoPa
July 07th Ft. Walton Beach, FL - The Swamp
July 08th Orlando, FL - House of Blues
July 09th Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
July 11th Tampa, FL - State Theater
July 12th Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
July 14th Jacksonville, NC - Planet Rock
July 15th Fayetteville, NC - Jesters
July 16th Johnson City, TN - Sophisticated Otter
July 18th Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
July 19th Milwaukee, WI - Rave
July 20th Flint, MI - The Machine Stop
July 21st Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
July 22nd Travelers City, MI - Streeters
July 23rd Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
July 25th Cincinnati, OH - Madison Theater
July 26th Chicago, IL - House of Blues
July 27th Indianapolis, IN - Music Mill
July 29th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
July 30th Hartford, CT - Webster Theater

In addition to Asesino recently being announced to support on select dates of the trek, 10 Years have also been added as support on dates ranging from June 21st through to July 02nd

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Founding Member Dino Cazares Quits Brujeria

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has quit BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project he co-founded 16 years ago.

According to Dino, he made the decision to leave the group in order to spend more time working on a new band he recently formed with ex-DIMMU BORGIR/CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Nick Barker. "Sometimes you have too many projects and one always suffers," Dino explained.

Although BRUJERIA's most recent touring lineup included Barker and bassist Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH), neither musician will continue to perform with the group, according to Cazares. It is not presently clear if singer John Lepe (a.k.a. Juan Brujo) — the band's sole remaining member — will attempt to carry on with BRUJERIA using replacement musicians.

Formed in 1989, BRUJERIA released four full-length albums through the Roadrunner label and boasted a revolving lineup of high-profile musicians, including former FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould and FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera.

Despite his split with BRUJERIA, Cazares will continue his involvement with ASESINO, the BRUJERIA off-shoot project that also features in its ranks STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos on bass/vocals and SADISTIC INTENT drummer Emilio Marquez.

Dino's as-yet-unnamed collaboration with Barker recently recorded a two-song instrumental demo with producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) and is currently seeking a bassist and singer.

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