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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Get your gore grind banana suit ready, put on your gas mask or your most comfortable stage diving costume, and get psyched for a wide selection of underground acts, because Obscene Extreme Festival is coming to Canada August 20 - 23rd.
Obscene Extreme America is proud to announce that Providence, RI hardcore band Dropdead and French grindcore band Inhumate are now confirmed to perform at this year's fest taking place in Montreal, QC this coming August. The organizers comment:
"Dropdead is band that has influenced so many others with fast thrashy crust in your face hardcore tornado. The set will be one of the most intensive live to see at Obscene Extreme America plus Inhumate, well-known for a DIY attitude that will smack you down with true grind hell!"
An additional 20 bands are projected for the weekend, with more details on the festival available at this location.
In commemoration of a pair of split 7-inches from political hardcore/punk activists Dropdead -- one featuring Vienna, Austria punk marauders Ruidosa Inmundicia, the other with Japanese punk/hardcore rippers Systematic Death - the trouble makers at Vice/Noisey saw fit to stream an assortment of hymns from each EP. Check out the tracks below.
Comments Noisey: "If you come across Dropdead records in a record store (look in the back where all the weirdo punk/hardcore releases are), you pretty much have to buy them. You are guaranteed thrashy grindcore that will make you feel terrible about your own lifestyle choices like eating meat and polluting the earth. Plus, you might even get one of their LPs that famously plays backwards or inside out or upside down or whatever." More...
Nasum has announced a string of upcoming North America tour dates with special guests Brutal Truth, Dropdead, and Black Breath on select dates. The tour poster can be viewed below, and details are as follows:
May 18 Chicago, IL Reggies w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 19 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 20 Toronto, Canada Wreck Room w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 21 Montreal, Canada Sala Rosa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 22 Providence, RI as220 w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 23 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Backslider
May 24 New York, NY Europa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Margrudergrind, Grudges
May 25 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
May 26 Seattle, WA Highline w/ Black Breath, Massgrave, Theories
May 27 Portland, OR Branx w/ From Ashes Rise, Massgrave
May 28 Oakland, CA Metro
May 29 Ventura, CA Billy O's
May 30 Los Angeles, CA TBA
May 31 Austin, TX Red 7 – Chaos in Tejas More...
The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."
As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.
The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."
As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.
Here's the updated flier: More...
The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.
Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:
Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...
DROPDEAD have lined up the following shows next weekend:
November 16 - Pawtucket, RI @ Machines With Magnets
November 17 - South Boston, MA @ Ratsceller
Hardcore band, Dropdead, have posted summer tour dates:
August 8 - Providence, RI @ AS220
August 9 - Boston, MA @ T.B.A.
August 10 - Albany, NY @ Valentines (downstairs)
August 11 - Buffalo, NY @ T.B.A.
August 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
August 13 - Madison, WI @ T.B.A.
August 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Bedlam Theatre
August 15 - Chicago, IL @ T.B.A.
August 16 - Detroit/Ann Arbor, MI @ T.B.A.
August 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Fossil Free Fuel
August 18 - Richmond, VA @ Hadad’s Lake
August 19 - Philladelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (early show)
August 19 - New York, NY @ T.B.A. (late show)
Check the band out at their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/dropdead
DROPDEAD have lined up the following upcoming shows:
Octtober 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ North Six (downstairs)
Octtober 28 - Toronto, ON @ The Kathedral w/ 9 Shocks Terror
The long awaited full length from this Rhode Island powerhouse has seen its fair share of delays over the better part of the last year. Test presses have been approved, artwork has been sent out, expect to see this release sometime towards the end of February on Deadalive Records. Japanese and Scandinavian inspired American Hardcore featuring members of Paindriver and Dropdead. Check out an MP3 of "We Will Bury You" at deadaliverecords.com.