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Lawnmower Death Crowd Funding Album Re-Issue

The British madcap thrashers in Lawnmower Deth have launched a Kickstarter campaign to re-press their 1990 debut album, "Ooh Crikey It's… Lawnmower Deth," after recently being confirmed to play at this year's Download Festival on Saturday, June 14th.

Having been unavailable for nearly twenty years, repeated demands from hardcore fans has led Lawnmower Deth and Earache to launch a campaign to get the album remastered and reissued, with a range of suitably-mad items concocted for fans to pledge for and all profits going to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

You can contribute to the Kickstarter campaign and see the perks available for contributing over at this location.

Frontman Pete "Qualcast Mutilator" Lee comments: "You know that giddy feeling you get. The one when you're 9 and 3/4 old, that one where it makes you kick your legs, the one that makes you run down hills going 'urgh-urgh-urgh-urgh-urgh'.

"You mean you've forgotten? Fear not. Here's how to get it back. Them lovely people at Earache, and now honorary buffoons have decided, after many years of pestering, to reissue the now legendary opus that is 'Dark Side of the Moon'. Ok, they couldn't get that, but they have got 'Ooh Crikey It's…'. Horns. Heard ya! And not only that, all profits will go to our most favourite and deserving charity, The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. We need your pledges, now! Show us the money. Show SOPHIE the money. You can always chuck the vinyl away afterwards."

If the campaign is successful, the album will be reissued on CD and vinyl in a limited print run, remastered from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range (FDR) audio, which allows the music's nuances to shine through, giving the album a more ferocious, immersive and dynamic sound than ever before.

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Lawnmower Deth Announces Hometown Show

Lawnmower Deth, self-proclaimed Godfathers of British thrash and usurpers of the buffoonery crown, has announced the band's only club show of 2013.

Since being pulled out of retirement for a one-off show at Alexandra Palace with Bullet For My Valentine, the band has refuted reports of reformation. "It's a regurgitation, get it right!" states singer Qualcast Mutilator.

Appearances have been rare but always event-based. Three Download festivals in four years, Damnation Festival, Hammerfest Festival, Bloodstock Festival, and now announced for 2013 the Hard Rock Hell Festival.

However, the draw of an even rarer club show in the band's home town was just too much. This will be the Lawnmower Deth's first home town gig in 20 years. Nottingham Rescue Rooms on December 20th, 2013 will witness Lawnmower Deth in full Christmas tilt. Supports are yet to be confirmed but rumored to be classic and old school. Tickets are available now at this location.

Qualcast Mutilator said "We can't wait...a sweaty club one....at Christmas. Plus our agent said he'd kill us if we didn't earn him some money."

Friday December 20th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms w/Lawnmother Death + Guests

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Earache Releases "World's Shortest Album"

Earache Records is celebrating 25 years of bringing extreme metal to the masses and, as part of the celebrations, has released the "World's Shortest Album," striking fear into the hearts of radio DJs everywhere.

Earache is no stranger to world records, having previously claimed two official Guinness World Records, for the world's shortest single with Napalm Death's "You Suffer," as well as the world's shortest music video with Brutal Truth's "Collateral Damage."

Now, Earache is taking the idea of "shorter, faster, louder" to the extreme, with the shortest, fastest and loudest album around. "Earache: World's Shortest Album" celebrates brevity as an art form, featuring 13 extreme, straight-to-the-point tracks totalling just 87 seconds, smashing the previous 121-second record held by Canadian dance group Chromeo.

The attempt at setting the new record for the world's shortest album has been rejected by Guinness however, which no longer recognizes "world's shortest" records, explaining:

"The nature of competing to make something the 'shortest' by its very nature trivialises the activity being carried out, and Guinness World Records has been forced to reject many claims of this kind. As such, we have been forced to cease listing records for the shortest song, shortest poem and indeed the shortest concert."

"Earache: World's Shortest Album" is still available to the public however, and is out now on iTunes at this location.

The full track listing and times for the album are as follows:

01. Napalm Death - You Suffer (00:04)
02. Napalm Death - Dead (00:05)
03. Napalm Death - Your Achievement (00:06)
04. Wormrot - False Grind Sodomy (00:04)
05. Wormrot - You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem (00:04)
06. Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage (00:04)
07. A.C. - Howard Wulkan's Bald (00:09)
08. Lawnmower Deth - Be Scene Not Heard (00:07)
09. Painkiller - Trailmarker (00:08)
10. Brutal Truth - Blockhead (00:07)
11. Morbid Angel - Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava (00:06)
12. A.C. - Windchimes Are Gay (00:10)
13. Insect Warfare - Street Sweeper (00:13)

Total running time - 01:27

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Lawnmower Deth Announces Christmas Show

Tongue in cheek thrash metal veterans Lawnmower Deth has announced a special headline show at The Garage in London, England, which will take place on December 15th. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Crikey it's been a fair old while since I've been over to this dusty corner of the Internet and apologies to all who dwell on MySpace should be given for such neglect (Join us of Facebook... hint hint… it's so much easier to post stuff over there!).

"Anyway, just to let you know that we are doing a headline slot at the Garage in London for X-mas 2012! That's loads of time for you to save your pennies and get a ticket.

"So far the mighty Beholder have been confirmed as support but there will be others added soon, we hope to make this a strong line-up as we don't get out often these days, the day pass at the clinic is a rare event so we want to make the most of it.

"Tickets are already on sale and can be obtained from the following locations: here
and here.

"Also don't forget to come over and say hello if your off to Hammerfest next month… we are on after Anthrax and we will be the band who are fast asleep onstage 'cause it will be stupid o'clock in the morning by that time!

"Cheers for now"

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Primordial And Xerath Added To Bloodstock 2011

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:

Friday:
W.A.S.P. (Headliners)
Devin Townsend Project
Kreator
Coroner
Triptykon
Poisonblack
Wolf
Lawnmower Deth
October File
Byfrost
Arthemis

Saturday:
Immortal (Headliners)
Rhapsody Of Fire
Therion
Grave Digger
Angel Witch
The Rotted
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One

Sunday:
Motorhead (Headliners)
Morbid Angel
Amorphis
Nevermore
Hammerfall
Exodus
Tarot
Napalm Death
Primordial
1349
Criminal
Primevil
Power Quest
Survivors Zero
Nemhain

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Lawnmower Deth To Play Bloodstock Open Air

British madcap thrashers Lawnmother Deth have been confirmed for this year's edition of Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK. The band, which was recently covered in our Sunday Old School column, was active in the late '80s and early '90s, before reforming in 2008. The band has since played a number of shows, including performances at Download festival and Damnation Festival.

Lawnmoer Deth is due to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock on Friday, 12th August and front man Pete "Qualcast Mutilator" Lee comments:

"Bloodstock 2011. Yeah, this is going to work on several levels. First and foremost, a long and overdue chance to play to the bearded masses. Never in the history of festivals has one had a reputation for spouting so much facial choppery; I can only hope that Flymo's fluff is enough to keep 'em happy. It's going to be one big facial love in. Secondly, it's free tickets for Motorbonce, so we're chuffed. And thirdly, the opportunity to headline the Sophie stage was just too good. Her abhorrent murder in 2007 is even more pertinent for me, it was only 10 miles from where I live. If the memory of Sophie on this stage can breed just a little open-mindedness and tolerance then the world is a better place. See you in the pit, beardy weirdies."

For more Bloodstock information, head over to this location. Lawnmower Dethis also due to perform this Saturday, 28th May at Redemption in Derby. Joining them will be Evil Scarecrow, Virus, and more.

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U.K. Thrash Documentary Posts Trailer Online

A new trailer has been posted online for the forthcoming documenary film, "A History Of A Time To Come," which looks at the thrash metal scene and history in the United Kingdom. You can check it out below. The film makers have also announced that a book tie-in will be released, written by journalist Greg Mofitt, who has written for Metal Hammer and Terrorizer amongst other publications.

"In 2003 I had the idea to set out the story of U.K. thrash," Greg explains. "I lived through the scene as a teenager and felt that although the U.K. was the underdog compared to, say, the US and Germany, there was still a great tale to tell. It’s a story of the British bulldog spirit facing down adversity and in that sense U.K. thrash was typical of the nation. With few exceptions, British thrash bands received very little global coverage back in the day, so this is also a largely untold story. When I originally devised the book concept, U.K. thrash was nothing but a dusty chapter in history. Today, things are quite different. The scene has sparked into life once again and veteran outfits continue to reform, some sounding better than ever. When I heard about the 'A History of a Time to Come' documentary and met the guys behind it, all the pieces finally fell into place and the timing was perfect."

Speaking on the book, the film makers stated: "We’re delighted to be working in tandem with Greg on the project, and especially excited to see how the two projects will compliment each other. One of our concerns from the outset was that perhaps the film format would limit our ability to convey the story of the scene in enough depth to satisfy the fans, but with the introduction of the written story we feel confident that everyone, from hardcore fan to the casual cinema- goer will find their level of interest covered."

Both the film and the book are still in the production stages and anyone who feels they might be able to contribute in some way, be it with first hand stories, video/audio materials or pictures etc. is encouraged to get in touch. More...

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Sunday Old School: Lawnmower Deth

Self-parody has been something of a tradition in heavy metal since the early 1980s when such television shows as "The Comic Strip Presents… Bad News" and films like, "This Is Spinal Tap" made fun of the lyrical content and fashion in heavy metal. Subsequently, some bands were formed to solely mock the genre, even if they were metal fans themselves. One of the best examples of such a group is Lawnmower Deth, a thrash metal outfit from Ravenshead in Nottinghamshire, England. The band was formed in 1987 by Chris Flint and Joseph Whitaker along with School mates Pete Lee, Steve Nesfield and Chris Parkes, who all took up bizarre and comedic stage names such as Concorde Faceripper (Nesfield,) Qualcast "Koffee Perkulator" Mutilator (Lee) and Explodin' Dr Jaggers Flymo (Flint,) amongst others. They made their debut recording as part of a split album with Metal Duck and named their side of the record, "Mower Liberation Front."

The band’s side of the album was surprisingly well received and the positive responses allowed them to record a full length studio album, which came in the form of 1990’s. "Ooh Crikey It’s… Lawnmower Deth." As well as their own songs, the band became known for their satirical take on other artist’s hits such as "Crazy Horses" by The Osmonds and perhaps most famously, the Kim Wylde smash, "Kids In America," which Wylde later claimed to enjoy. The album was well received by fans with a sense of humour and a second album, "Return Of The Fabulous Metal Bozo Clowns" followed in 1992. It was around this time that they began to produce music videos, which like the music, were tongue in cheek in nature and humourous. More...

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UK Thrash Documentary In The Works

A new documentary examining the thrash metal scene in the United Kingdom has recently been announced, entitled, "History Of A Time To Come," which takes it's name from the debut album by Sabbat. A recent post about the documentary by Lawnmower Deth guitarist Concorde Faceripper reads as follows:

"I'm pleased to announce that Lawnmower Deth have recently spent a few fun filled hours being interviewed for a new documentary about the UK thrash scene.

"The kind fellows at A History Of A Time To Come - The Story Of UK Thrash invited us to Leeds to be filmed for a new project which will aim to document the history of the UK thrash scene and will include live footage of past and present UK thrash bands interlaced with interviews with bands from each era. More...

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Motorhead And W.A.S.P. To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:

"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"

The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Power Quest Confirmed For Bloodstock Festival

U.K. based melodic power metal act Power Quest has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Bloodstock Festival. The organizers of the festival commented on the band's appearance:

"The three latest additions for the Sophie stage come from both near and afar, with an international coalition representing the UK, Europe and South America. Homegrown heroes Power Quest return to Bloodstock for the second time, after going down a storm at the indoor fest of 2003. Currently gearing up to release new album 'Blood Alliance,' the melodic power-metallers can expect a hearty, warm welcome back to Catton Hall

"With a host of exclusive performances already confirmed - including headliners Immortal, plus Morbid Angel, Therion, At The Gates, and many more, across three stages of music, plus comedy, fairground rides and a real ale bar, BOA 2011 is an essential date in the metal calendar. Tickets are on sale now at this location."

The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 12th - 14th, 2011. The current lineup is as follows: Immortal, Rhapsody of Fire, Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion, Lawnmower Deth, Angelwitch, Coroner, Grave Digger, At The Gates, Tarot, Powerquest, Arthemis, and Criminal.

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Coroner Added To Bloodstock Open Air

Recently reunited technical thrash metal veterans Coroner have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th. This will be the Swiss band's first British festival appearance.

The lineup for the event is now as follows:

Immortal (Headliners)
Morbid Angel
Triptykon
Coroner
Rhapsody Of Fire
Angel Witch
Lawnmower Deth
Therion

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2011

The organisers of the United Kingdom's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Angel Witch (now featuring Carcass/former Napalm Death guitarist, Bill Steer) and tongue in cheek thrash metal veterans Lawnmower Deth will be performing at next year's edition of the event, which will take place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire from August 12th - 14th. Also performing at the festival will be headliners, Immortal, as well as Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion and Rhapsody Of Fire.

Lawnmower Deth has posted the following message online regarding the confirmation: "The Mid Life Crisis tour continues (well... more of a casual jaunt around the fields of the Midlands if we are honest). We can now confirm that we will be playing at next year's Bloodstock festival and we are pretty damn chuffed about it too.

"After last week’s highly enjoyable slot at the Damnation Festival in Leeds, we are going to go all out to make Bloodstock one to remember! More...

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Lawnmower Deth Confirmed For Damnation Festival

British madcap thrashers Lawnmower Deth have been confirmed to play at this year's Damnation Festival in the U.K. Lawnmower Deth reunited in 2008 and have since performed at the notorious Download festival in both 2009 and 2010. The Damnation Festival takes place in Leeds, U.K. on Saturday, November 6th, with Lawnmower Death playing on the Jagermeister Stage at 16:35.

Vocalist Pete Lee commented: "Who said irony was wasted on us? How often can you fit 'Lawnmower Deth', 'enigmatic', 'the most tuneful band of the day' and 'complete lack of panda make-up' into one sentence? How chuffed are we to be entering the Dalmation Festival. We shall of course be looking forward to taking 'Best in Show' at this illustrious canine fest. We're particularly excited about going head-to-head with Paradise Lost in the agility sections."

For more Damnation Festival info and to get tickets, head to this location.

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Hecate Enthroned Confirmed For Damnation Fest

U.K. based black metal act Hecate Enthroned has issued the following brief update about appearing at the 2010 edition of the Damnation Festival:

"Hecate Enthroned have been added to the Terrorizer Stage on this years Damnation Fest. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you there as is possible, cos we are going to destroy! Nail shitting fury and total chaos will abound!"

The festival takes place on November 6th, 2010 in Leeds and will also include The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anaal Nathrakh, Lawnmower Deth, and more.

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Lawnmower Deth Singer Comments On Download 2010

British thrash metal jokesters Lawnmower Deth will be performing at the United Kingdom's Download Festival for the second time this year, where they will be playing on the Pepsi Max Stage on friday. A message from lead vocalist Qualcast Mutilator (or Pete Lee if you prefer) regarding the festival reads as follows:

"Alright blogees,

"Well, it starts in earnest now so a good excuse to say hi and pop some stuff on here. Sorry it's been a while but Facebook and I have been having a crafty affair behind your backs. As you'll all know now, June 11th we're back at Download for the second year on the bounce. Does this mean I played Donington more than Rainbow, gerrin!

"The boys have already been rehearsing, I'm down for my first one tomorrow as distance makes things more of a challenge these days. Looking forward to making a racket though, its been nine months since I last grunted. Testing testing, one two, woooooooaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhh urgh. More...

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Twenty Two More Bands Confirmed For Download 2010

The organisers of Britains Download festival has announced a further twenty two additions to this years lineup. Glam metal veterans Ratt and Cinderella will be performing at the event, as will British heavy metal icons Saxon. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Hellyeah, H.I.M., Airbourne, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Y&T, Unearth, Steel Panther, Job For A Cowboy, A Day To Remember, Lawnmower Deth, Coheed & Cambria, 36 Crazyfists, Dommin, Whitechapel, Taking Dawn, August Burns Red, The Blackout, Rise To Remain and We Are The Fallen.

The festival takes place at Donington Park and will be held from friday the 11th of June to sunday the 13th. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Motorhead, Megadeth, Deftones and Them Crooked Vultures, as well as headlining acts AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith.

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Gama Bomb Posts Live Videos Online

Irish thrashers, GAMA BOMB, recently supported reunited thrash metal band, LAWNMOWER DETH, at a special show in Milton Keynes, with LAWNMOWER DETH preparing for their appearance at the Download festival in the UK, and GAMA BOMB preparing for their Summer appearances at Hellfest in France, and Tuska Open Air in Finland.

GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE comments on the gig:

"Playing with Lawnmower Deth was a bizarre but really fun experience. It was like a normal metal gig had been injected with silly sauce. When you play to those old-school crowds they don't need to get to know you; they just accept you immediately. It was class." More...

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Seventeen More Bands Added To Download 2009

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a urther seventeen bands for this years edition of the event. The festival will now see appearances from Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Trigger The Bloodshed, Lauren Harris, Hexes, Hunting The Minotaur, Japanese Voyeurs, White Man Kamikaze, Loverman, Black Spiders, General Fiasco, Sacred Mother Tongue, The 69 Eyes, Dear Superstar, Pulled Apart By Horses, Violent Soho and Brides.

The full lineup is now as follows:

Friday Main stage:
Faith No More
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Killswitch Engage
Billy Talent
Staind
The Blackout
Hollywood Undead

Friday Second stage:
Motley Crue
Opeth
Lacuna Coil
Bring Me The Horizon
Dir En Grey
Parkway Drive
A Day To Remember
In This Moment
Steadlur

Friday Tuborg stage:
Meshuggah
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Backyard Babies
Voivod
Middle Class Rut
Lauren Harris
Sylosis
Hunting The Minotaur
Japanese Voyeurs
White Man Kamikaze More...

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Lawnmower Deth Announces Warm Up Show

Lawnmower Deth has issued the following announcement about a warm up show with Gama Bomb, Virus, and Metal Messiah:

"As some of you keen eyed thrash fans have noticed, we are indeed doing a warm up gig on Friday 5th June at the Pitz in Milton Keynes.

"Joining us to headline the night will be new thrash masters Gama Bomb which we are well chuffed about (thanks lads.. looking forward to it) Also chuffed with the fact that our old buddies from the 80'/90' Virus will also be playing.

"And to kick the evening off are yet another bunch of UK thrashers from times of old.. Metal Messiah

"We can't wait !.. back to the Pitz, home of much fishdancing in days gone by. Tickets can be bought here."

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