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TJ Morris of Watchers Entertainment, one of the organizers of the Death In The Forest Festival, set to take place May 20 in upstate New York, has issued the following update regarding the festival's current status:
"First and foremost: Death In The Forest is still on. DITF was never off. We have been in the process of relocating, for a few reasons, which will be addressed shortly.
"Death In The Forest has been moved, less than 20 minutes, to the Catskill Mountain Ranch, located just outside of Wurtsboro, New York, in the town of Mamakating.
"The date is still the same: May 20th, 2006. The times are still the same. We will still have the same brutal bands, and still have the same great vendors. Only the location has changed.
"Catskill Mountain Ranch is literally in the middle of the woods (how perfect) and features a full-service paintball field (bring your own guns, the rentals will surely sell out) a pretty large skate park, and on-grounds camping. With the camping, you can come in the night before, have yourselves a little beer-b-que, see the greatest metal show to hit the tri-state area, and then have another bigger beer-b-que, all for less than the cost of one hotel room.
"As for the people who do have hotel rooms already booked in Middletown: CMR is less than 20 minutes away, and easily located from the middletown, new york area. We have made every attempt to relocate this event to an area within a reasonable distance to the Orange County Fair Grounds, and we feel that a 20-minute drive up the road is reasonable.
"You can Google the Catskill Mountain Ranch to call and book a spot for your tent, RV, or camper. They do have an online reservation feature, but we have been asked not to utilize this, as it is not so reliable.
"Now, as for the relocation. Let me start by saying that yes, in fact, we did feel it necessary to relocate from the OC Fair due to weather. The grounds at the OC Fair have been ill-kept, and only see action once a year for the annual fair. Our stages weigh about as much as a fully loaded semi-trailer, and anyone who knows about trucks knows that they sink in mud. That's not good for a multi-million dollar stage. Additionally, two of the stages would have located outside, so if in the event (and highly probable, in fact) that T-storms did hit the area, as forecasted, we would have had large metal structure swaying in the rain, while the equipment got soaked. not good. A decision had been made, even with the fairgrounds' approval, to relocate the stages. More...
According to their official website, New York's Death in the Forest festival is saved:
"The fest will be now held on top of a mountain - Catskill Mountain Ranch!!. There is camping, skateboarding and even paintball! The fest is saved and it's right up the street (approx. 15+ miles). Thanks for your patience.
538 Mt. Vernon Road • Wurtsboro, NY 12790
New set times will be posted shortly."
TJ Morris of Watchers Entertainment, one of the organizers of the Death In The Forest Festival — set to take place May 20 in Middletown, New York — has issued the following update:
"Due to the inclement weather, death in the forest 2006 will be moved from the Orange County Fair grounds. YES, MOVED FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS. As we aware that many people will be in the area on May 19th for the 1349/ BELPHEGOR/ TYPHUS/ ENGORGE signing at rock fantasy, and have also made hotel arrangements for the nights of may 19th and 20th in the Middletown area, we are doing everything in our power to relocate to a venue within close proximity of the Orange County Fair Grounds. I realize a great deal of you are probably pissed, thinking to yourself 'WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!' Well, that’s exactly how we feel about this situation as well. However, there has been rain in this area for the last three days, and another five days of rain is forecasted. Even if it dried up by May 20th, the grounds at the OC Fair would not support the weight of our equipment. So, once again, we are going to have to move the fest. We are frantically looking for a venue that is A) Large enough to suppo rt 2/3 stages, B) open to the idea of a black metal / death metal festival, and C) available for the dates of May 19th (setup) May 20th (event) and May 21st (break-down). If anyone OWNS, OR KNOWS SOMEONE WHO OWNS, such a spot in the Middletown, NY area, or in close proximity, please feel free to contact us. We have tried every conceivable venue in the area, and are getting stonewalled. More...
More dates have been announced for the upcoming "Decades of Death" tour. "Decades of Death" tour features Vital Remains as the headliner and the U.S. tour features Incantation, Sin of Angels, and Dawn of Azazel as support. Dates are as follows:
May 30 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Peppermint Beach Club
May 31 - Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
June 1 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
June 2 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
June 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
June 4 - Orlando, FL @ The Back Booth
June 5 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin Wolf
June 6 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
June 7 - McAllen, TX @ Club Onyx
June 9 - Austin, TX @ Backroom
June 10 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero's
June 11 - El Paso, TX @ Chics
June 12 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale
June 13 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
June 14 - Aurora, CO @ Illiff Park Saloon
June 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
June 17 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
June 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
June 21 - Allentown, PA @ Sterling Hotel
The first date has been leaked for the DISMEMBER, VITAL REMAINS, GRAVE, DEMIRICOUS, and WITHERED East Coast/Midwest tour:
October 1 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
VITAL REMAINS, INCANTATION, SIN OF ANGELS and DAWN OF AZAZEL will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning late May and running through June. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
VITAL REMAINS are currently in the middle of "The God Killers Tour Part 2" with DEICIDE, CREMATORIUM and DESOLATION. The band recently issued "Horrors of Hell", a compilation of demos/rare tracks recorded between 1989 and 1991, performed by the group's pre-Glen Benton (DEICIDE) lineup.
BELPHEGOR have been officially confirmed to play the SMNnews.com sponsored DEATH IN THE FOREST FESTIVAL on May 20 at the Orange County Fair Grounds in Middletown / New York. Other bands set to appear include 1349, VITAL REMAINS, SKINLESS, IMMOLATION, ANAL CUNT and more - a full list is below:
Fecal corpse NYDM
The Green Evening Requiem
The Blood Feast Island Man
All Heavens Fall
Rhode Island’s VITAL REMAINS have teamed up for a string of concerts with Deicide and Crematorium. Supporting their recently re-released demos, the Horrors Of Hell compilation, VITAL REMAINS’ performance line-up will include Tony Lazaro (guitar), Dave Suzuki (guitar), Glen Benton (vocals), Tim Yeung (drums), and Ron Green (bass).
VITAL REMAINS Tour Dates:
04/05 The Galaxy – Santa Ana, CA
04/06 Showcase Theatre – Corona, CA
04/07 House of Rock N Roll – El Paso, TX
04/08 Bulldogz – Phoenix, AZ
04/09 Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA
04/11 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
04/12 Fat Tuesday’s – Spokane, WA
04/13 Rock n Roll Pizza – Portland, OR
04/14 Bourbon Room – Concord, CA
04/15 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
04/16 Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
04/17 Celebrity Club – Las Vegas, NV
05/20 Death in the Forest – Middletown, NY
05/27 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
1349 have been confrimed as the headliner for the Death in the Forest Festival. Death in the Forest Festival takes place in Middletown, NY at the Orange County Fairgrounds on May 20th. Performers include, Vital Remains, Anal Cunt, Impaled, Skinless, Immolation, among others..
Oregon-based death metalers DESOLATION have been added to the West Coast featuring DEICIDE, VITAL REMAINS and CREMATORIUM.
DESOLATION recently completed a U.S. trek with DEICIDE, GOATWHORE, JUNGLE ROT and CATTLE DECAPITATION, and will also be apearing at the Northwest Death Fest on May 28 with OBITUARY, SADUS, DEEDS OF FLESH, SEVERED SAVIOR and more.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/desolation666.
Following the band's successful appearance at Los Angeles Murderfest 2.0 in February, Los Angeles' CREMATORIUM is locked in as a support act for Deicide's upcoming West Coast tour in April. With only a limited number of dates across the western United States, the band is privileged to be selected alongside Vital Remains to support the Florida death metal legends.
Having parted ways with guitarist Frank Perez, Crematorium will bring the band's brutal, groove-heavy signature brand of metal (dubbed murdercore) on the road as a four piece. "Since we've been playing as a four piece, we've been a more aggressive unit live with both our stage presence and our sound," vocalist Daniel Dismal says. "We're not planning on replacing Frank anytime soon, unless the right person comes along for the job." Meanwhile, guitarist Mark Uehlein will take up lead guitar duties that once fell on Perez's shoulders.
In addition to the line-up change and dates alongside Deicide, Crematorium will be hard at work throughout 2006, continuing to drum up support for The Process of Endtime, the band's latest record through Prosthetic, out on the road. The band has live dates before and after the Deicide tour, and is also planning a tour through Canada and a Mexican tour in the fall alongside Aborted. While out on the road, Crematorium will continue playing new songs which are tentatively set to appear on the band's follow-up to The Process of Endtime.
CREMATORIUM tour dates:
3/26 Paso Robles, CA - The Masonic Temple (with A Dying Memory)
(with Deicide, Vital Remains)
4/05 Santa Ana, CA – The Galaxy Theatre
4/06 Corona, CA – The Showcase Theatre
4/07 El Paso, TX – House of Rock N Roll
4/08 Phoenix, AZ – Bulldog’s (Metal Devastation 2 Fest)
4/09 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory
4/10 Modesto, CA - Fat Cats Music House
4/11 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
4/12 Spokane, WA - Fat Tuesdays
4/13 Portland, OR – Rock ‘N Roll Pizza
4/14 Concord, CA – Bourbon Street
4/15 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
4/16 San Marcos, CA – The Jumping Turtle (early show)
4/17 Las Vegas, NV - Celebrity Club
4/29 Tempe, AZ - The Acme Roadhouse (with Vehemence, Rebirth)
4/30 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe (with VIII Fraud)
The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have issued the following update:
Greetings everyone. As already stated, ENGORGED and BURNT BY THE SUN have cancelled their appearance at MDF. The replacements for these 2 bands are CATTLE DECAPITATION (California) and ALARUM (Australia).
Now that the replacements have been announced, the running order for each day has been posted. Doors open at 11:50 AM and bands start at 12:20 PM. Stay tuned for more information regarding the MDF pre-fest show. More...
On May 20th, 2006, the Death in the Forest festival will be taking place at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown New York. The confirmed acts so far are:
The Green Evening Requiem
Blood Feast Island Man
There may be one or two more headliners confirmed for the show, but this lineup should remain relatively stable. For more information, visit deathintheforest.com.
City of Angels, get ready to bleed! Hollywood’s Knitting Factory will host the Los Angeles Murderfest, taking place this weekend, Feb. 17 – 19. Featuring five Century Media artists, a selection of metal’s finest will be performing throughout the weekend including performances from Cephalic Carnage, Disfear, Disgorge, Macabre, Phobia and Turmoil amongst others.
Saturday, Feb. 18:
11:15 WATCH THEM DIE
Sunday, Feb. 19
12:25 VITAL REMAINS
VITAL REMAINS have announced the following U.S. shows and festival appearances:
January 28 - Providence, RI @ Living Room
February 19 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory (L.A. Murderfest)
March 25 - VA Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club w/ Circle of Dead Children
May 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest IV)
VITAL REMAINS will be making a rare New England appearance featuring Glen Benton of DEICIDE on lead vocals on January 28 at The Living Room in Providence, Rhode Island. The group's lineup will also feature Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH) on lead guitar, Dave Suzuki on drums and Ron Greene on bass. Also appearing on the bill will be Boston doom legends GRIEF, SIN OF ANGELS, I, DESTROYER, and TERATISM.
The final 14 bands that have been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest IV. The festival takes place on May 27 and May 28, 2006 at SONAR in Baltimore, MD. Doors will open slightly earlier compared to last year and advance tickets will go on sale through the web site on January 5th. The final 14 bands just confirmed are:
Dismember - SWEDEN
Vital Remains - RHODE ISLAND
Haemorrhage - SPAIN
Pungent Stench - AUSTRIA
Unholy Grave - JAPAN
Disfear - SWEDEN
Severe Torture - NETHERLANDS
Anata - SWEDEN
Skinless - NEW YORK
WTN - SINGAPORE
Mesrine - CANADA
Catheter - COLORADO
Quills - MARYLAND
Embryonic Cryptopathia - MASSACHUSETTS
Bands previously confimed for MDF IV include:
Necrophagist - GERMANY
Demilich - FINLAND
Machetazo - SPAIN
Butcher ABC - JAPAN
Sanity's Dawn - GERMANY
Rompeprop - NETHERLANDS
Cliteater - NETHERLANDS
Gorgasm - ILLINOIS
Embalmer - OHIO
Yacoepsae - GERMANY
Engorged - OREGON
Burnt By The Sun - NEW JERSEY
Municipal Waste - VIRGINIA
Cenotaph - TURKEY
Mucupurulent - GERMANY
Total Fucking Destruction - PESNNSYLVANIA
Beneath The Massacre - CANADA
Electro Quarterstaff - CANADA
Effective immediately, Olympic Recordings, a sub-label of the Century Family Inc. specializing in "extreme" music, will cease to exist. Century Media Records was recently contacted by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) who notified us that because they own a trademark on the word "Olympic," we would have to stop using it ourselves in order to avoid a legal battle.
A representative on the committee's behalf has informed us that the word "Olympic" is a legally protected trademark that Congress gave the USOC the exclusive right to use. Furthermore, the USOC may file a civil action suit against anyone if they, without consent of the USOC, use the Olympic trademark to induce the sale of any goods or services.
This is not the first time the USOC has contacted a business over this matter. The USOC is said to contact about 50 groups a year on average about the matter. More information can be found here.
At this time, Century Media would like to welcome Aborted, Behemoth, Immolation, Incantation, Swallow The Sun, and Vital Remains to the Century Media roster.
Vital Remains is set to tour Europe with Nominon. Confirmed tour dates so far:
Sept. 11 Innsbruck (A) – P.M.K.
Sept. 13 Rom (I) – Alpheus
Sept. 14 Italy – tba
Sept. 15 Italy – tba
Sept. 16 Winterthur (Ch) – Gaswerk
Sept. 17 Marseille (Fr) – Le Korigan
Sept. 18 Barcelona (Esp) - Mephisto
Sept. 20 Madrid (Esp) - tba
Sept. 21 Corroios (Por) - Vale Milhaços
Sept. 22 Porto (Por) - Porto Rio
Sept. 23 Irun (Esp) – Tunk
Sept. 24 St. Marcel les Valence (Fr) - Salle des fêtes
Sept. 25 Paris (France) - tba
Sept. 27 Pratteln (Ch) – tba
Sept. 28 Esch s. Alsette (Lux) – tba
Sept. 29 Arnhem (NL) – Goudvishal
Sept. 30 Rotterdam (NL) - Baroeg
Swedish death metallers Nominon will be supporting Vital Remains on their European tour between September 11th and October 1st. The following countries will be visited by this extreme package; Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg and Holland. The exact dates will be available during the first weeks of July.