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Latest Harpoon News

Below is our complete Harpoon 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.

Harpoon Streaming New Song

Crustcake.com has teamed with Seventh Rule Recordings and Chicago act Harpoon to premier the song "Dreadnought" online. The track, which can be heard in the player below, comes from the band's upcoming release "Deception Among Birds," due out October 25th.

Harpoon - "Dreadnought" by crustcake

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Harpoon Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

Harpoon will enter Bricktop Recording this coming June to record the band's sophomore record "Deception Among Birds." Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Millions, Black September) will once again be handling the engineering duties after recording the band's first first full-length "Double Gnarly / Triple Suicide" (Released on Interloper). A press release from the band also stated:

"It's 2011 and Harpoon still refuse to sell out and get some fallable human to compliment their trusty drum machine. Their personnel is minimal... the riffs are maximum.

"The guitar performance within Harpoon is delivered with a fluidity not often heard from bands associated with the terms 'grind' or 'powerviolence.' Make no mistake - there's nothing 'soft' about this pile driving onslaught - you can simply sense the ease of execution in Dean Costello's playing.

"He isn't new to this. In addition to Costello, Harpoon singer Toney Vast-Binder has been reunited with bass player D.J. Barraca (Lair of the Minotaur). There's enough metal pedigree here to pique the interest of even the most skeptical metal maven (7000 Dying Rats, Lair Of The Minotaur, Gun Kata, and on and on). 'Deception Among Birds' veers slightly from the premise of the first full-length ('Double Gnarly / Triple Suicide' released on Interloper) in that it takes some time to stop and smell the corpses. There are exercises in dronery that re-oxygenate the listener just enough to spear them with another sharpened assault from the part-man, part-machine, all-shredding Harpoon."

"Deception Among Birds" is slated for release through Seventh Rule in September on analog and digital formats. Tour dates will be announced soon, including a proper set of West Coast shows leading up to the release. A demo version of the forthcoming album track "To The Tall Trees" has been posted online and can be heard in the player below.

Harpoon - To The Tall Trees by seventhrule More...

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Harpoon Announces US Tour Date

Chicago grindcore band, HARPOON, has set out on a week long tour this week. Hitting towns between their Midwest hometown and the Northeast US, they will be supporting SUNN O))), EAGLE TWIN, THE HUMAN QUENA ORCHESTRA, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR and more along the way. The dates are as follows:

7/10/2009 House Cafe - Dekalb, IL w/ Sunn O))), Eagle Twin
7/12/2009 O'Brien's - Boston, MA w/ To The Wolves, In The Shit, Mast
7/13/2009 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ Unearthly Trance, Casket Architects
7/14/2009 The Charleston - Brooklyn, NY w/ We Are All Savages, Hunter/Gatherer
7/15/2009 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Microwaves, The Human Quena Orchestra
7/16/2009 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Total Abuse
7/17/2009 Zanies - Indianapolis, IN / DudeFest After-Party Too w/ 7000 Dying Rats, Lair of the Minotaur, Christ Beheaded
8/01/2009 The Mutiny - Chicago, IL w/ Lord Mantis, Czar More...

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Interloper Records Readies Two New Releases

Tuesday, Feb. 10, Interloper Records has two new releases coming out. First is Harpoon with their new release "Double Gnarly/Triple Suicide," featuring 12 songs of grind and thrash guitars over a relentless drum machine attack. Mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), this release is available on CD or LP with a digital download card.

Next they have Rabid Rabbit and their debut self-titled release. Recorded by the band, with each song mixed by a different engineer and but together and mastered by Carl Saff, this release is available in LP format with beautiful packaging with has been hand made by the band. You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Winters In Osaka Announces New Album Details

Chicago-based noise machines, WINTERS IN OSAKA, have completed work on their next full-length. The record, "Molded to Crawl," was recorded over a six-months, which allowed the trio to complete several tours (including a Canadian run with THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE and a Southwestern jaunt with fellow noisenik MYKEL BOYD) and record several other collaborative releases (including one with Spanish goregrind legends MACHETAZO) during that time.

Mixed and mastered by studio member Greg Ratajczak, Molded to Crawl promises to deliver even more of the frightening brilliance found on past WINTERS IN OSAKA records. The album features appearances by: Rich Hoak (BRUTAL TRUTH, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION), Topon Das (FUCK THE FACTS), DEATH AGONIES (aka THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE), Chris Dodge (DESPISE YOU, SPAZZ, EAST WEST BLAST TEST), John Hoffman (WEEKEND NACHOS), and Toney Vast Binder (HARPOON, 7000 DYING RATS). More...

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Harpoon To Record New Album, New Tour Dates

Interloper has announced that their next release will be Chicago's own Harpoon. They will be recording with Sanford Parker in August, and the record should be out this October/November. Look for them on tour this Summer and for other shows around Chicago.

Here are the latest Harpoon tour dates:

Jun 14 2008 8:00P - The Old Miami w/ The Muzzler & Year of the Pig Detroit, Michigan
Jun 15 2008 8:00P - Now That's Class w/ The Muzzler, Purse Snatcher, & Destructor Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 16 2008 8:00P - The Lit Lounge w/ The Muzzler & Romans New York, New York
Jun 17 2008 8:00P - The Charleston w/ The Muzzler Brooklyn, New York
Jun 18 2008 9:00P - O'Brien's Pub w/ The Muzzler Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 19 2008 8:00P - The Bank St. Cafe w/ The Muzzler, RazorMaze New London, Connecticut
Jun 20 2008 8:00P - The House of Awesome Times w/ The Muzzler, Lotus Fucker, more TBA College Park, Maryland
Jun 21 2008 8:00P - Ramakins w/ The Muzzler +1 TBA Richmond, Virginia
Jun 22 2008 9:30P - Marvell Event Center w/ The Muzzler Durham, North Carolina
Jun 23 2008 8:00P - Money Machine w/ The Muzzler & American Cheeseburger Athens, Georgia
Jun 24 2008 9:00P - JJs Bohemia w/ The Muzzler Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jun 25 2008 8:00P - Black Lodge Microdrome w/ The Muzzler Memphis, Tennessee
Jul 2 2008 8:00P - Ronny's w/ Dysrhythmia & American Heritage Chicago, Illinois

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