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The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:
Friday, April 18th
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??
Saturday, April 19th More...
VITAL REMAINS have announced the following dates for the second leg of their U.S. tour:
May 16 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
May 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Jigsaw
May 18 - Louisville, KY @ Mayhem In May Fest
May 21 - Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
May 22 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
May 24 - Mission, TX @ Smoking Aces
May 25 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
May 26 - New Orleans, LA @ The Bar
May 27 - Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar
May 28 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
May 29 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
June 1 - Sparatanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
June 3 - Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
June 5 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST have announced the following upcoming dates for April:
April 7 - Haverhill, MA @ Welfare Records w/ Dysentery
April 8 - Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
April 9 - North Berwick, ME @ American Legion Hall w/ Dysentery
April 10 - Monroe, CT @ Skatetime w/ Waking The Cadaver
April 11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Gil’s w/ Holy Fuck
April 12 - Versailles, KY @ Skyborne Studio w/ Created To Kill
April 13 - Joplin, MO @ The Cesspool Castle w/ War Fell Short
April 14 - Tulsa, Oklahoma @ The Monolith w/ Feticide
April 15 - Amarillo, TX @ War Legion Underground w/ Victimas
April 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound w/ Victimas
April 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation w/ E.T.T.S.
April 18 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Beauty Bar
April 19 - Wildomar, CA @ The Desert Rose w/ The Hacksaw Circumcision
April 20 - Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory (L. A. Murderfest)
April 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Outer Rim w/ Dying Rest Theory
April 22 - Denver, CO @ The Kingdom of Doom w/ Urophagia
with Strong Intention:
April 23 - Hutchinson, KS @ McGraws
April 24 - Carbondale, IL @ Mugy’s w/ Monstrosity
April 25 - Indianapolis, IN @ T.B.A.
April 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ T.B.A.
April 27 - Yonkers, NY @ The Haunt w/ Vital Remains, Monstrosity
Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, have announced NAPALM DEATH as the headliner for the Sunday show. The Los Angeles Murderfest Version 4.0 is set to take place April 18-20 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.
Warm-Up Show - Friday, April 18:
THE RED CHORD
THE FUNERAL PYRE
BLACK SHEEP WALL
Saturday, April 19:
FOREVER IN TERROR
Sunday, April 20:
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
AT ALL COST
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
THE DOLEMITE PROJECT
WATCH ME BURN
EAT THE LIVING
THE NAUSEATING STAB
THOUSANDS WILL DIE
Tickets are on sale NOW at www.ticketweb.com.
Friday, April 18 - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two-Day Pass (April 19-20) - $60 (Only available in advance)
Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!
Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…
“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”
Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.
Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)
Friday, April 18th:
THE RED CHORD
+ more TBA
Saturday, April 19th:
+ more TBA
Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
AT ALL COST
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA
VITAL REMAINS and MONSTROSITY will team up for the following dates:
Mar. 26 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
Mar. 27 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
Mar. 28 - Hawthorne, NY @ Victors
Mar. 29 - Kenosha, WI @ UW Parkside (MONSTROSITY only w/ MACABRE)
Mar. 30 - Superior, WI @ Tyomies (MONSTROSITY only)
Apr. 01 - Bowling Green, OH @ Howards Club H
Apr. 02 - Lansing, MI @ Macs
Apr. 03 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuks
Apr. 04 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
Apr. 05 - South Bend, IN @ Elvas
Apr. 06 - Indianapolis, IN @ Zanies
Apr. 07 - St.Paul, MN @ TBA
Apr. 08 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ The Picador
Apr. 09 - Tulsa, OK @ Otherside
Apr. 10 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Apr. 11 - Denver, CO @ Majestic
Apr. 12 - Ogden, UT @ Kamikazes
Apr. 13 - Portland, OR @ Rock n Roll Pizza
Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
Apr. 15 - Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
Apr. 16 - Reno, NV @ Island Oasis
Apr. 17 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cats
Apr. 18 - Fresno, CA @ Exit
Apr. 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory (LA Murderfest)
Apr. 22 - El Paso, TX @ Chics
Apr. 23 - Dallas, TX @ Red Blood
Apr. 24 - Carbondale, IL @ Mugsys (MONSTROSITY only)
Apr. 25 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Apr. 26 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium (New England Metal and HC Fest)
Apr. 27 - Yonkers, NY @ The Haunt
Restrain Records last year released a high-quality double-vinyl presentation of VITAL REMAINS' latest abum, "Icons of Evil". The set includes 'brutal blasphemy spread over three sides, with the fourth side bearing an engraving," according to the band. "Comes in a gatefold cover with printed lyric sleeves!"
A sample clip from the VITAL REMAINS DVD, entitled "Evil Death Live", can be viewed below. The disc includes footage of VITAL REMAINS' performance at the Metalmania Festival 2007 on April 24, 2007 in Katowice, Poland as well as an interview with Tony Lazaro (one of the band's founders) and Dave Suzuki, live bootleg material and many other surprises. Also available is a limited DVD+CD swing case edition, featuring a bonus CD containing songs recorded at the Metalmania gig. More...
VITAL REMAINS have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:
March 26 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
March 27 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East (downstairs)
March 28 - Hawthorne, NY @ Victors
March 29 - Albany, NY @ Upper Deck
March 30 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
April 1 - Bowling Green, OH @ Howards Club H
April 2 - Lansing, MI @ Macs
April 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuks
April 4 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
April 5 - South Bend, IN @ Elvas
April 6 - Indianapolis, IN @ Zanies
April 7 - St.Paul, MN @ Station 4
April 8 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ The Picador
April 9 - Tulsa, OK @ Otherside
April 10 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
April 11 - Denver, CO @ Majestic
April 12 Ogden, UT @ Kamikazes
April 13 - Portland, OR @ Rock n Roll Pizza
April 14 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
April 15 - Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
April 16 - Reno, NV @ Island Oasis
April 17 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cats
April 18 - Fresno, CA @ Exit
April 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory (Murderfest)
April 20 - Farmington, NM @ Gators
April 25 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Metalcore Fest)
Most venue sites list MONSTROSITY and DEMIRICOUS as support.
This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.
This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.
Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.
This year's Los Angeles Murderfest will take place on April 18th, 19th, and 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature two stages and although headliners have yet to be announced, the following acts are slated to perform:
The Red Chord
Today Is The Day
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Extreme Noise Terror
VITAL REMAINS has issued the following call to arms:
Seeking bassist and lead guitarist that can tour anytime. Must be able to relocate to Providence, RI. Must be a full time "serious musician!"
- Must own pro. equipment and be dedicated 100%
- Must have Vaild Passport
- No junkies, drunks, egos or anyone with their hand out
- No need to apply: part time musicians or pussy-whipped bitches!
All interested parties, please submit a video or mp3 playing songs, bass or leads from the last two albums, Dehristianize and Icons of Evil.
Send info about youself such as age, music history, etc. to
firstname.lastname@example.org or myspace.com/vitalremains.
Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Oregon/California death metal band Brain Drill. Formed in the summer of 2005 by Dylan Ruskin (guitars) his next goal was to find a drummer that could actually play death metal and not just claim they could. Dylan ended up recruiting drummer Marco Pitruzzella, former drummer of VITAL REMAINS, VILE, VORNAGAR, ATROCIOUS HYSTERIA, NUMA, and a few other extreme metal bands. After a few months of jamming Steve Rathjen was then later put onto vocals. Rounding out the band is Jeff Hughell on bass who joined the band in the winter of 2006. With mind blowing style and speed, inventing a 10 fingered tapping technique using a 7 string bass, and the song learning capabilities of a genius it was quite obvious he was a perfect fit into this now 4-piece arsenal.
As of now, BRAIN DRILL has shared the stage with bands such as: CANNIBAL CORPSE, DYING FETUS, NECROPHAGIST, JOB FOR A COWBOY, UNMERCIFUL, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, and very many other extreme metal bands. In addition BRAIN DRILL has come in at number 8 in the top 10 MySpace grindcore band charts in the world and has also come in at number 11 in the top 20 MySpace death metal charts in the world.
“We are blown away to be able to put out our first album ever on Metal Blade records, with label mates like Cannibal Corpse, Job For A Cowboy, Hate Eternal and Cattle Decapitation, and a history of working with bands like Slayer and Metallica. We are ready to make Brian Slagel and everybody at Metal Blade proud. Witness the Brutality!!” Brain Drill
“Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse came to us and told us we had to check out this band Brain Drill that they had played with at a stop on their most recent tour. As soon as I got to the 2nd song on the EP, I knew this was a band we had to have on our roster. They are amazing, full on, crazy, fast as hell death metal (think Spawn of Possession, Cryptopsy & Vomitory all rolled into one). Welcome to the family, guys!” Metal Blade Records – Jen Graham
Brain Drill is:
LORD MARCO PITRUZZELLA-Drums
STEVE RATHJEN- Vocals
JEFF HUGHELL- Bass
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.
After cancelling their May U.S. tour earlier this year, Vital Remains will tour much of the U.S. in July with support from The Absence and Unmerciful. Here are the tour dates:
7/5 Roanoke, VA @ Graystone
7/6 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
7/7 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
7/8 Jacksonville, FL @ Imperial
7/9 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
7/10 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
7/11 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
7/12 Houston, TX @ Engine Room
7/13 McAllen, TX @ Metro
7/14 San Antonio, TX @ Scoobys
7/15 El Paso, TX @ Chics
7/16 Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
7/17 Colorado Springs, CO @ Union Station
7/18 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
7/19 Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
7/20 Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club
7/21 Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hay Loft
7/22 Evansville, IN @ 1123
7/23 Battle Creek, MI @ Courtyard
7/24 Buffalo, NY @ Show Place
7/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
7/26 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
7/27 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billards
7/28 Long Island, NY @ Odins Underworld
7/29 Providence, RI @ Club Hell
After a five-year hiatus, Dino Cazares (co-founding member of the revolutionary band Fear Factory) has triumphantly returned with a new group -- Divine Heresy. The band's members feature Cazares handling guitar and bass duties, Tim Yeung (Hate Eternal, Vital Remains) on drums and newcomer Tommy Vext on vocals. Their Century Media Records debut offering is entitled "Bleed The Fifth" and is set for an August release. (The record will be released on Century Media in North America with Roadrunner Records having the rights to all other territories).
"Bleed The Fifth" was produced by Dirty Icon (Logan Mader and Lucas Banker) and co-produced by Divine Heresy. Dirty Icon and Divine Heresy also handled the mixing duties. Joachim Luetke (Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy) has also created the album's striking cover art, which perfectly compliments the music's sheer intensity.
This offering is unquestionably Cazares career defining work and he states: "It took me four years to find the right musicians to make this happen and I'm very excited to finally unleash this to the world. Many people will be wondering what it sounds like, but it is hard for me to describe it. All I can say is when you hear the legendary machine gun riffs mixed with Tim Yeung's lighting speed double bass drums combined with Tommy's brutal and powerful vocals, just be prepared to face the Annihilation. I promise you will not be disappointed."
Vext states, "Approaching this I realized that I would have to bring a lot to the table working with such renown and accomplished musicians. Having everyone coming from different metal backgrounds was a challenge, but it is that exact formula that gives us such an eclectic sound. Also, having worked with vocal instructor Melissa Cross (Zen of Screaming) for the past three years I'd utilized those tools and exercises to push my abilities further than I ever imagined. I am so proud and excited to unveil this band to the world!"
VITAL REMAINS‘ previously announced North American tour that was to take place starting in late May has been cancelled. No reason for the cancellation has been given.
Vocalist Damien Boynton of the Oregon-based death metallers DESOLATION is currently on the road with VITAL REMAINS as the group's lead singer for their European Icons of Evil tour. Filling on bass is Brian Hobbie of CATASTROPHIC.
The band's recent gig in Poland was filmed for a DVD, to be released later in the year.
A video clip of VITAL REMAINS performing in Stockholm, Sweden on April 9 has been posted online at YouTube.
VITAL REMAINS recently uploaded a new song, entitled "Hammer down the Nails", to its MySpace page. The track comes off "Icons of Evil", due in North America on April 24 via Century Media Records. Produced by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE), "Icons of Evil" marks the group's second recording with Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals. Lazaro wrote the entire album and handled bass duties for its recording, while Suzuki once again tracked all the drums and lead guitar parts. The album's striking artwork can be viewed at this location. More...
DENIAL FIEND's previously announced European dates with VITAL REMAINS and BLOODY SIGN are in jeopardy after "vokillist" Kam Lee's (ex-MASSACRE, DEATH) passport application was apparently denied, making it impossible for him to tour outside the U.S.
In addition to Lee, DENIAL FIEND features in its ranks Terry Butler (SIX FEET UNDER, MASSACRE, DEATH), Curt Beeson (NASTY SAVAGE, LOWBROW) and Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW, PSEUDO HEROES).
Look for DENIAL FIEND's debut album, "They Rise", in stores everywhere this fall through Ibex Moon Records.
DENIAL FIEND, the Tampa FL based band featuring Terry Butler (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-MASSACRE, ex-DEATH), Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, ex-MANTAS), Curt Beeson (NASTY SAVAGE, LOWBROW) and Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW, PSEUDO HEROES), will be Embarking on a European tour in mid-May with VITAL REMAINS and label mates BLOODY SIGN! Guitarist Sam Williams had this to say:
"It should be a great introductory tour for us. Anyone into the more classic sound of Tampa metal will be pleased for sure. We're definitely excited for people to hear our material. We're also anticipating the crowd going nuts when we break out some old Massacre classics! This is Kam's big return to Europe after all, so we're going to make it special."
Here is a list of confirmed dates so far:
11.05. Eindhoven (Nl) – Dynamo (Neurotic Deathfest)
12.05. Giebelstadt (Ger) – I Park (Bringer of Death Festival)
15.05. München (Ger) – Metropolis
16.05. Flensburg (Ger) – Roxy
17.05. Jüterborg (Ger) – Altes Lager (Fuck The Commerce Festival)
Sweden's INSISION have issued the following update:
"At this moment we are preparing for the two gigs with VITAL REMAINS and for the past two months we have also been trying out a new axe-bender, namely Magnus, to join the group and if possible he will be joining forces and prove himself worthy on these to gigs. As for the release of our third album Ikon, we have been informed there will be slight delay caused by problems out of the bands reach. Our label, Dental Records, have some "problems" with their distro and therefore the album is further delayed. We will be informing you all as things progress."
Upcoming Insision live dates supporting Vital Remains include:
8 - Magazinet - Kristianstad, Sweden
9 - Tantogården - Stockholm, Sweden
The first date for VITAL REMAINS‘ upcoming North American tour with LIGHT THIS CITY and WITH PASSION has been released:
May 30 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx