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Vital Remains

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Formed: 1989
From: RI, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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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.

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Hate Eternal Remained Solid In Austin

A rush of cool air relieved my over-taxed pores when I entered Jackalopes. I walked past a girl wearing a Danzig shirt posing for a picture on top of a statue of a giant jackrabbit with horns—the fabled Jackalope. I not only sought shelter from the one-hundred-three-degree inferno that blazed outside, it helped me kill time before Emo’s opened its door a hour-and-a-half later.

While devouring one of the juiciest burgers in town, I noticed other metal heads wearing various death metal shirts entering the establishment. Located just a couple of blocks from the venue, the metal-friendly bar and grill catered to those awaiting the coming death metal onslaught.

In route to the bar, I noticed one of the more conspicuous fans on the other side of the street. Wearing corpse paint that may have been patterned from an old Satyricon or Gorgoroth photo, this fan’s black attire seemed in defiance of the sun’s powerful rays. I guess nobody told this guy he was going to a death metal show. Also, the heat surely streaked his makeup, most likely stinging his eyes. What he lacked in brains he made up for in dedication, though (even though this was a death metal show).

Three or four people stood near the touring vans outside the venue when I walked past Emo’s at around 6:30. The line grew to the front of the next venue when I returned at 7:30. Soon, the line grew to the end of the block—a good sign for the five bands due on stage. The venue opened close to its scheduled time of 8 PM. More...

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Hate Eternal Kicking Off North American Tour

Erik Rutan and co. will be joining fellow death metal legends Origin for a North American tour throughout June and July. The tour kicks off today in Austin, TX at Emo's and wraps up on July 14th in Orlando, FL at Firestone Live. This tour will be the first in Hate Eternal's North American campaign in support of the band's latest album, "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes." The tour is being presented by Decibel Magazine and Metal Injection in association with Sick Drummer, Scion, Laboga, and Choosing Death.

Erik Rutan comments, "The response to our new album 'Phoenix Amongst The Ashes' continues to be incredible, and we hope to see all you guys out on this U.S./Canadian tour. The show each night is gonna be awesome! Thanks so much for all your support. It is what keeps us strong!"

The dates are as follows:

Hate Eternal and Origin with Vital Remains & Abysmal Dawn
June 15 Austin, TX @ Emo's
June 16 Amarillo, TX @ Sorority House
June 17 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
June 19 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
June 20 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
June 21 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
June 22 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
June 24 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 25 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
June 26 Kelowna, BC @ The Sapphire
June 27 Calgary, AB @ The Distillery
June 28 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
June 30 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
July 1 Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert
July 2 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
July 3 Madison, WI @ The Annex
July 5 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
July 6 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
July 7 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
July 8 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
July 9 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
July 10 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
July 11 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
July 13 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
July 14 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live

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Hate Eternal Announces North American Tour

Death metal act Hate Eternal has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Origin, Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/15 Austin, TX – Emo’s
06/16 Amarillo, TX – Sorority House
06/17 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
06/19 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
06/20 Hollywood, CA – The Key Club
06/21 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
06/22 Sparks, NV – The Alley
06/24 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/25 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/26 Kelowna, BC – Lake City Bowl
06/27 Calgary, AB – The Distillery
06/28 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
06/30 Regina, SK – The Exchange
07/01 Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert Arms
07/02 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
07/03 Madison, WI – The Annex
07/05 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
07/06 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
07/07 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
07/08 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
07/09 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/10 New York, NY – Santo’s Party House
07/13 Charleston, SC – The Oasis
07/14 Orlando, FL – Firestone Live

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Vital Remains Comments On Show Cancellations

American technical death metal act Vital Remains has issued the following update:

"It is with great regret that we have to inform all of our fans and promoters that we will not be able to play the shows that we had scheduled for this weekend and the second week of December due to the unexpected bomb that was dropped on our laps a couple days ago by our hired-gun lead guitarist. He withheld this information from us until the last day on the CANNIBAL CORPSE tour, that he told us at the last minute he had a job opportunity that he had to start soon and he wouldn't be able to do the remaining headlining dates for this weekend and for the second week of December.

"Again, we apologize to our fans and the promoters! We hope to reschedule these dates if possible in the near future.

"On a positivie note! We would like thank everyone in Cannibal Corpse for taking us out, on what was one of the best tours we 've ever done! Thanks to everyone for their support!"

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Cannibal Corpse's Plague Strikes Nashville (video)

It’s not often venues pack the house for a Tuesday evening show. However, it’s not that often that Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Vital Remains, and Devourment are in the same place at the same time. On November 9th, 2010, Brutal death metal fans came out of the woodworks and packed the Exit/In for this show, with even the venue’s balcony area being filled. Not your everyday sight in the “Bible belt” of America, many fans who were waiting in line on the side of the street sported shirts with some of the most obscene artwork known to metal on them. The doors opened unexpectedly late, with Devourment taking the stage as fans were still pouring in. More...

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Vital Remains Cancels All Mexican Concert Dates

Tony Lazaro, guitarsit and founding member of death metal icons Vital Remains, has released the following statement regarding the band's recent cancellations of thier tour dates in Mexico.

Tony Lazaro commented by saying:
"As the leader of Vital Remains and on behalf of the whole band, it is with deep regret that I hereby inform all of you that as consequence of information broadcasted through several news media here in the United States last week relating to the violence in Mexico and an alert issued by our government warning American citizens against travelling to Mexico. With that said, several members of the band, fearing for their safety, have opted for postponing our visit to México and as consequence of that the band has been forced to cancel the shows booked for the month of September in Mexico. We apologize to all the fans and promoters and regret this decision and hope that in a near future we will to book a new visit to Mexico and make it up to all of you. Thanks for all your understanding and support."

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More Summer Slaughter Shows Announced

This year's edition of the Summer Slaughter tour has added some more dates for this year's version of the event. The tour features many top names from extreme metal including Polish death metal outfit Decapitated, as well as All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, The Faceless, Carnifex, Cephalic Carnage, Veil Of Maya, Decrepit Birth, Vital Remains and Animals As Leaders.

The tour schedule is now as follows: More...

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Pestilence Announces US Tour Dates With Warbringer

PESTILENCE will embark on their first U.S. tour in over 16 years in May/June. The 17-date trek will kick off in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest on May 30 and will close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17. Support on the tour will come from WARBRINGER, VITAL REMAINS, ENFOLD DARKNESS and SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 30 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD (Maryland Deathfest) *
May 31 - Club Mosaic - Chattanooga, TN **
Jun. 01 - The Bar - New Orleans, LA **
Jun. 02 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Jun. 03 - Ridglea Theater - Ft. Worth, TX
Jun. 04 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Jun. 05 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
Jun. 06 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Jun. 07 - Ultra Violet - Los Angeles, CA
Jun. 08 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Jun. 09 - Satyricon - Portland, OR
Jun. 10 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Jun. 13 - Station 4 - St Paul, MN
Jun. 14 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL
Jun. 15 - Mod Club Theater - Toronto, ON **
Jun. 16 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC **
Jun. 17 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY

* PESTILENCE only
** No WARBRINGER

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Summer Slaughter 2010 Linuep Announced

The full and final lineup for the Summer Slaughter 2010 tour has been announced. The full lineup is:

DECAPITATED
THE FACELESS
ALL SHALL PERISH
THE RED CHORD
VEIL OF MAYA
CEPHALIC CARNAGE
DECREPIT BIRTH
CARNIFEX
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
VITAL REMAINS

With the exception of the New York and Los Angeles dates, tickets are projected to be under $20.

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Dying Fetus Posts In-Studio Footage

DYING FETUS has posted additional in-studio footage taped during the "Descend Into Depravity" recording session online now. "Descend Into Depravity," DYING FETUS’ seventh studio recording, was recorded at Wright Way Studios in Baltimore, MD with producer Steve Wright.

DYING FETUS is about to embark on “The Planetary Depravity Tour” next week with THE FACELESS. This co-headlining US tour will kick-off on November 17th in Salt Lake City, UT and also include BENEATH THE MASSACRE, VITAL REMAINS and more on select dates. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced soon.

"Descend Into Depravity" saw its international release in late September and is currently streaming in its entirety at DescendIntoDepravity.info. The album debuted at #166 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #4 on the Heatseekers Chart.

DYING FETUS recently premiered the first video from "Descend Into Depravity," for the track “Shepherd’s Commandment”, online here. The “Shepherd’s Commandment” video was lensed in New York with director Kevin Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, SOULJA BOY, KINGDOM OF SORROW).

Here are the latest DYING FETUS tour dates: More...

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Dying Fetus And The Faceless To Tour

Dying Fetus has announced that they will be heading out on the road in November as part of a co-headlining tour with The Faceless. This is in support of the bands latest studio album, "Descend Into Depravity." Also on the bill will be Beneath The Massacre, Vital Remains and Annotations Of An Autopsy with more bands on selected shows.

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Revocation Streaming Entire New Album Online

Revocation are streaming their forthcoming album and Relapse debut "Existence Is Futile" in its entirety online now at this location. "Existence Is Futile" will see its North American release next Tuesday, September 29th (October 5th internationally) and is available for pre-order here.

Revocation has also announced two record release shows in support of "Existence Is Futile" for next weekend. The first will be in Providence, RI on Septmeber 29th alongside Vital Remains and Destroyer 666 followed by a hometown Boston show on September 30th.

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Vital Remains Announces US Tour Dates

Washington DC metal band, Fierce Allegiance, has announced the following US tour dates opening for Vital Remains and What Lies Beneath the Tide:

7/31 - Louisvillem, KY - Bulldog Cafe
8/02 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
8/03 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
8/04 - Chicago, IL - Metal Shaker
8/05 - Cleavland, OH - Peabodys
8/06 - Rochester, NY - Montage
8/07 - Worechester, MA - The Raven
8/08 - Long Island, NY - Crazy Donkey

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Hostile City Death Fest Lineup Announced

The first annual Hostile City Death Fest is set to take place on July 4th and 5th at The Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets for the all-ages show are $35 per day and are now on sale. Here's the line-up:

Deicide
Monstrosity
Vital Remains
Pessimist
Anal Cunt
Total Fucking Destruction
Kult ov Azazel
Absu
Jungle Rot
XXX Maniac
Bloodsoaked
Submerged in Dirt
Goreaphobia
RumpelstiltskinGrinder
Torn the Fuck Apart
Fuck the Facts
Insatanity
Polterchrist
Strong Intention
Cursed From Birth
Machina Infernus
Sedna
In Her Virgin Womb

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Order of Ennead Issues Tour Report

Floridian extreme metallers, ORDER OF ENNEAD, are currently on the road as part of the Icons Of Evil European tour with VITAL REMAINS, SLUDGE and TRIBULATION.

ORDER OF ENNEAD frontman KEVIN QUIRION checks in from the road with the first part of his tour diary:

"Day 1 Travel day. Oh the joys of waiting at airports they are endless and not worth mentioning.

"Day 2 Had the day to walk around Amsterdamn before the bus picked us up. Met up with Dave Kinkade (drummer supreme) and checked out some coffee shops and walked around the red light district. Good times. Caught up with the Vital guys roaming around the same section of town, who knew? Took a picture with Darth Vader, the Netherlands version. He's slightly thinner and has an accent, probably blonde hair too. Around 6pm we went back to the airport to meet up with Massive Music and the guys in Tribulation." More...

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Order Of Ennead Announces European Tour

Floridian extreme metallers Order Of Ennead have announced that they will continue their current tour with Vital Remains and carry it onto Europe.

The currently confirmed European dates are as follows:

16/4 - Jumet, Belgium - La Maison de Tous
17/4 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
18/4 - Essen, Germany - Turock Festival
19/4 - Amersfoort, Netherlands - De Kelder
22/4 - Nantes, France - Le Ferrailleur
23/4 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena
24/4 - Madrid, Spain - Ritmo & Compas
25/4 - Murcia, Spain - Gamma
26/4 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto
27/4 - Marseille, France - Le Local 013
28/4 - Torino, Italy - Fabrik
29/4 - Plattern, Switzerland - Z7
30/4 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto More...

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Tribulation Confirmed For Icons Of Evil Tour 2009

Swedish death metal band Tribulation has been announced as a new supporting act for the 2009 Icons of Evil tour, which will also feature Vital Remains, Order of Ennead, and Sludge.

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Souldrainer Dropped From Icons Of Evil 2009 Tour

Swedish death metal band Souldrainer has issued the following statement about being replaced by Order of Ennead on the 2009 Icons Of Evil Tour:

"We got the worst news that will suck the largest balls ever.. The tour with VITAL REMAINS got canceled for us because VITAL REMAINS wanted to have their friends from ORDER OF ENNEAD instead. We are REALLY TRULY sorry about this and we didn’t have anything to say about it. We thought we had the tour since the booking agency told us to go public with SOULDRAINER joining the tour. We hope to get a new spot really soon. Horns up and see you out there another time! fuck.."

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Vital Remains And Oceano Announce Mini Tour

Death metal act Vital Remains will be teaming up with Chicago based deathcore outfit Oceano for a week long tour next month.

The tour dates are as follows:

March
5 - Doug's Rockhouse - Aurora, Illinois
6 - Zanies - Indy, Indiana
7 - Center Stage - Toledo, Ohio
8 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, New York

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Order of Ennead Announces More Tour Dates

Floridian extreme metallers, ORDER OF ENNEAD, have just come off the Winterfest 2009 tour with DEICIDE, SAMAEL, VADER, DEVIAN and THE AMENTA, and the band are preparing to head back on tour in the U.S. with DEICIDE, VITAL REMAINS and ADRIFT.

The tour dates for ORDER OF ENNEAD with DEICIDE, VITAL REMAINS, and ADRIFT are as follows:

02/06 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
02/08 - Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
02/09 - Yonkers, NY - The Haunt
02/10 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
02/11 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
02/13 - Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
02/14 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theater
02/16 - Aurora, CO - Iliff Park Saloon
02/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
02/18 - Farmington, NM - Big City Nightclub
02/20 - San Jose, CA - Voodoo Lounge
02/21 - Yucaipa, CA - Angels Roadhouse
02/22 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club

w/ VITAL REMAINS, ADRIFT
02/23 - Tempe, AZ - Sets
02/24 - El Paso, TX - Chics
02/25 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
02/26 - Amarillo, TX - The War Legion Underground More...

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