Watch Them Die
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2008 has become an extremely exciting year in the history of Century Media Records, one of the world's most respected independent homes for heavy music, as the label is celebrating its 20th anniversary!
The company's Anniversary year started off with an extremely successful, first-ever yard sale/party at the Century Media office in Dortmund (Germany) in June, where several hundred guests partied out on exclusive live shows by Angel Dust and Turisas. A video with impressions from the event can be seen at this location. A photo gallery for this event can be viewed here.
To further celebrate this anniversary Century Media Records will release the very special 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" on September 15th in Europe and on October 14th in North America. The various artists covers-release includes 32 mostly exclusive recordings and will be available in stores for the price of one CD. Sticking to the "keep it in the family" slogan, CM approached their artists about covering songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the response from the musicians was overwhelming.
Some choices were obvious and homages to the bands that influenced them, others were inspired picks. This combination ended up leading to a heavily entertaining and truly special final result across all sub-genres of heavy music.
Here is the tracklisting: More...
Oakland, CA band SAVIOURS have announced North American tour dates in support of their new album Into Abaddon. Saviours will join heavy metal veterans ICED EARTH for a run of dates set to kick off September 21st in Detroit, MI. Saviours will also headline a number of live dates both previous to joining up with Iced Earth, and on off nights during the tour.
Hot off a blistering performance as part of Norway’s ØYA Festival and a recent run across Europe alongside labelmates THE SWORD, Saviours continue to tour relentlessly, bringing their commanding live show to stages across the globe. Known for their refreshing take on the classic metal of decades past, Saviours have rapidly become frontrunners in today's thriving heavy metal underworld, spewing vocal wildfire over an endless arsenal of harmonized guitars and locomotive rhythms. More...
Emetic Records have announced the release of 'For The Sick – A Tribute To Eyehategod', set for the fall of 2006.
All the artists involved in the release are friends or fans of the sludge legends. Below is a list of most of the bands involved:
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
HIGH ON FIRE will be hitting the road later this year with GOATWHORE and WATCH THEM DIE. The first confirmed dates to be released are as follows:
April 14 - Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
May 5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
Continuing the highly successful Metal For The Masses series, the Century Family unseals Metal For The Masses Volume Four, once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The 2-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over 2 hours of music. The artwork for Volume Four incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and also depicts the album art for each featured artist within as well as additional artist and album information. Volume Four comes housed in a deluxe double Digipak and is available now at all Hot Topic locations nationwide.
Started in 2003, Metal For The Masses has become The Century Family's largest-selling compilation series, replacing the budget priced Identity series. The Metal For The Masses series is also one of Hot Topic's longest-running exclusive compilations. Selling well over 60,000 copies each, Metal For The Masses continues to disseminate the word of metal.
Disc One Includes Century Media Artists:
God Forbid, Manntis, Diecast, Brand New Sin, Agents Of Man, Shadows Fall, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Behemoth, Old Man's Child, Naglfar, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Eyes Of Fire, Into Eternity, Cryptopsy, Watch Them Die, Napalm Death, Despised Icon and Immolation
Disc Two Includes:
Nuclear Blast Artists: Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, In Flames, Meshuggah, Bleed The Sky, Darkane, Mnemic, Hypocrisy, Exodus and Cathedral
Liquor And Poker Music Artists: Fireball Ministry, Nebula, The Hellacopters, The Illuminati, The Black Halos, Crash Kelly, The Thieves, Scott Reeder, American Heartbreak and Backyard Babies
Nevermore has been confirmed to headline Century Family's Second Annual Christmas BallS, along with Behemoth, Watch Them Die and Manntis. The show is set to take place on Wednesday, December 7 at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA.
Nevermore, who spent the summer performing on the mainstage of Megadeth’s Gigantour, just finished headlining their first European tour supporting This Godless Endeavor. The band joined Opeth’s North American tour Oct. 26 in Chicago, and wrap up the tour in Ft. Lauderdale, FL November 11. The band will then continue performing headlining dates across the Midwest, complete dates can be found here.
Currently conquering North America on Danzig’s Blackest of the Black tour, Polish metal titans Behemoth are on their third North American tour supporting their critically-acclaimed album, Demigod. Behemoth have toured with the likes of such heavyweights as King Diamond, Suffocation, Nile, Halford, Opeth, and Superjoint Ritual.
Oakland-based purveyors of violence Watch Them Die are currently on a massive national U.S. tour alongside Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood and Crisis. The group recently unleashed their blistering sophomore offering, Bastard Son, which is a multi-layered exploration of anger, pain, loss and redemption.
The explosive Southern California quintet Manntis have an extremely busy fall schedule ahead of them after recently being added to the 10 Years of Brutality Tour alongside Hatebreed, Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi and If Hope Dies, kicking off on Nov. 1st and running through Nov. 23rd. The group’s highly acclaimed new album, Sleep In Your Grave, produced by Cameron Webb (Danzig, Motorhead, Social Distortion), is now available and goes straight for the jugular with its scorching guitar work and pummeling rhythmic assault.
Following last year’s successful event, the elves have put their heads together to come up with even more fantastically diabolic devilry. Already busy assembling stockings filled with heavy metal trimmings, they are scouring the workshop for musical goodies for all attendees. Santa’s selected outstanding surprises to raffle throughout the night, and one lucky winner will go home with a brand new Schecter guitar.
Tickets for the Christmas BallS are available at The Key Club box office, or at Ticketmaster.
The Century Family includes Century Media Records, Nuclear Blast America, and Liquor and Poker Music. Century Media, the flagship label of the Century Family, is an upstart independent hard rock/heavy metal label founded in 1988. Its American branch opened three years later. With nine offices around the globe, the label employs more than 150 people worldwide. Featuring a rich catalog of such influential acts as Iced Earth and Opeth, the label’s leading artists today include Shadows Fall, Lacuna Coil, God Forbid and Arch Enemy.
Watch Them Die are out with the video to their latest single 'Bastard Son', the title track from their latest album. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
Crisis are on the road as part of The World AbomiNations Tour. Along with veteran Bay Area thrash legends Exodus as headliners, Crisis is sharing the stage with Canada’s 80’s-fueled metal regime 3 Inches Of Blood and heavyweights Watch Them Die. Tour Dates are shown below.
In other Crisis news, Crisis has announced the departure of Gia Wang, their bass player for the last 12 years. Due to family commitments Gia will be unable to continue to be a part of Crisis. The band wishes Gia well in all his future endeavors. Nick Weitzel, a friend of the band, will be filling in on bass guitar for the Exodus tour. Crisis will hold auditions for a permanent bass player position starting in November.
"We are looking for an aggressive! player who can perform with a live intensity as well as be a creative force in our improvisational style of songwriting. We prefer a player that uses a pick unless you think you are the next Cliff Burton. SERIOUS CANDIDATES ONLY!"
1.) SEND BIO (NAME, CONTACT INFO, BAND EXPERIENCE, TOUR EXPERIENCE, MUSICAL INFLUENCES, ANY MUSIC SCHOOL EXPERIENCE)
2.) You must learn the following 4 Crisis songs on your own and send either an AUDIO or VIDEO with AUDIO RECORDING of you playing "A Graveyard for Bitches", "Waking the Dead", "Politics of Domination" and "Nomad".
Send submissions to:
Crisis Bass Player Auditions
c/o The End Records
331 Rio Grande #58
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
If you are invited to audition you will have to make your own way to California. All candidates must be willing to relocate to Southern California.
The following dates with Exodus, 3 Inches Of Blood, and Watch Them Die. More...
Relapse Records recording artists SOILENT GREEN have completed work on the first music video from their brand new album, ''Confrontation''.
The video, for the "Confrontation" roll-out track 'Leaves of Three' was shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia by Director Chad Rullman (NILE, MASTODON, THE AGONY SCENE) for Supercollider Films and features SOILENT GREEN (vocalist Ben Falgoust (also of GOATWHORE), guitarists Brian Patton (also of EYEHATEGOD) and Tony White, bassist Scott Crochet and drummer Tommy Buckley (also of CROWBAR) performing in a super-intense setting a la the PANTERA videos "I'm Broken" and "Five Minutes Alone". The video is expected to make its world premiere imminently.
SOILENT GREEN's "Confrontation" album hit stores this past Tuesday, July 19th and will see a European release date of July 25th. The band is currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour with support from A PERFECT MURDER, INTO THE MOAT, WATCH THEM DIE.
More dates have been released for the upcoming "World AbomiNations" tour featuring EXODUS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, and CRISIS:
SOILENT GREEN have announced dates for their summer U.S. headlining tour. SOILENT GREEN will be touring in support of their long-awaited new album, Confrontation, which is slated for a July 19th release date via Relapse. An E-Card previewing two songs from Confrontation, "Leaves of Three" and "A Scream Trapped Underwater", as well as tour dates, pre-order and E-mail / AIM to a friend capabilities is availiable online here.
SOILENT GREEN will kick off their 'Confrontation 2005' tour beginning July 15th in Baltimore, MD. The Metal Maniacs sponsored tour is expected to conclude on September 17th in Baton Rouge, LA with additional dates pending. Support on the SOILENT GREEN tour will be provided by A PERFECT MURDER, INTO THE MOAT and WATCH THEM DIE.
On the subject of touring, SOILENT GREEN vocalist Ben Falgoust states: "We are all very eager to get on the road. This is our first full fledged US tour in almost three years, since the accidents. This will be the first time the current line-up has done a complete US tour and we are all very excited for this. We will be touring in support of our new album, Confrontation, and we are highly confident the fans will like the new material as we are very eager to bring the new material to the live setting. We will perform some older songs on this tour, but look forward to a majority of the set list to be from Confrontation. New songs such as "Leaves of Three", "A Scream Trapped Underwater","12 oz. Prophet", "This Glass House Of Broken Words" are no-holds-barred, in-your-face, "bring-the-energy" type songs." On the subject of touring alongside A PERFECT MURDER, INTO THE MOAT and WATCH THEM DIE, Falgoust commented, "These are all new and upcoming bands playing different types of extreme music. It will be good to cross genres."
The upcoming tour dates featuring Soilent Green with A Perfect Murder, Into The Moat, and Watch Them Die are as follows: More...
Embrace the End have announced a June 28th release date and is playing a free show at the Troubadour in Hollywood with Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes of Fire. Embrace the End has also announced the beginning of their summer tour that will start on the West Coast, dates are as follows:
6/10 San Jose, CA - The Cave w/ Arsis, Through The Eyes Of The Dead
6/11 Roseville, CA - The Underground w/ On Broken Wings, Ion Dissonance
6/12 Lodi, CA - The Junkyard
6/13 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk w/ Himsa, Scars Of Tomorrow
6/18 Los Angeles, CA - Hanging Jury
6/20 Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza
6/24 Tuscon, AZ - The Boardwalk
6/27 Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour w/ Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes Of Fire
Oakland-based purveyors of violence Watch Them Die have recently crafted a stunning new offering, "Bastard Son," which is a multi-layered exploration of anger, pain, loss and redemption. The highly anticipated new offering is currently being mixed by Tue Madsen (Heaven Shall Burn, Himsa, The Haunted) in Denmark; expect an early fall release. The group’s metal crusade begins this summer with a two-month trek supporting Soilent Green. The list of tourdates is below.
Whether you’re talking about legendary speed pioneers like Exodus or masters of heaviness like Sleep and Neurosis, the Bay Area has always been a breeding ground for various forms of extreme music and expression. Watch Them Die have fearlessly positioned themselves as heirs to this crushing tradition of excellence, confronting a metal heritage that has left many an inferior band swimming in their own blood and excrement.
With "Bastard Son," Watch Them Die have raised the bar, crafting a record that will be a formidable calling card on their planned two year obliteration of the U.S. and Europe in 2005-2006. The group also presents a multi-dimensional, unapologetic reflection of reality that is definitely not for the weak or timid. Bastard Son is simply raw metal violence unleashed.
Watch Them Die w/ Soilent Green: More...
Relapse Records recording artists Soilent Green have announced tour dates for their summer U.S.head lining tour in support of their long-awaited new album, "Confrontation." The album is slated for a July 2005 release date via Relapse.
Soilent Green will hit the roadbeginning July 15th in Baltimore, MD at Fletcher's. The Metal Maniacs sponsored tour is expected to conclude on September 1st in Dayton, OH at Elbo's with additional dates pending. Support on the Soilent Green tour will be provided by A Perfect Murder, Into the Moat and Watch Them Die.
On the subject of touring, vocalist Ben Falgoust states:"We are all very eager to get on the road. This is our first full fledged US tour in almost three years, since the accidents. This will be the first time the current line-up has done acomplete US tour and we are all very excited for this. We will be touring in support of our new album, 'Confrontation,' and we are highly confident the fans will like the new material as we are very eager to bring the new material to the live setting. We will perform some oldersongs on this tour, but look forward to a majority of the set list to be from Confrontation. New songs such as "Leaves of Three", "A Scream Trapped Underwater", "12 oz. Prophet", "This Glass House Of Broken Words" are no-holds-barred, in-your-face,"bring-the-energy"type songs." On the subject of touring alongside A Perfect Murder, Into the Moat and Watch Them Die," Falgoust commented, "These are allnewand upcoming bands playing different types of extreme music. It will be good to cross genres."
"North American Confrontation 2005" Tour with Soilent Green, A Perfect Murder, Into the Moat and Watch Them Die: More...
Oakland's Watch Them Die are currently in the studio tracking their next album for Century Media Records. The group is recording the album, tentatively titled "Bastard Son," at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, CA. According to vocalist Pat Vigil, "This album continues to push the boundaries of thrash metal to brutal extremes, while at the same time exploring the gut wrenching musical depths of anger, pain and redemption."
The savage Oakland-based purveyors of aggression Watch Them Die are currently wrapping up the songwriting process for their highly anticipated sophmore release and Pat Vigil (vocals) checks in with the following update:
"Greetings from the west, this is Vigil of Watch Them Die here to bring news of the past present and future. First we would like to thank Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation and Goatwhore for having us on the last tour and it was a sick one. Since then we have been creating the second chapter of Watch Them Die. We truly feel this next record will dictate our version of a metal onslaught. We are also proud to introduce the world to our new guitarist Sun. He is a long time friend and brother and he has brought a new level of talent and power to the table. We hope you will enjoy the feast.
"We recently filmed a video for the song 'Sadist Ways' and would like extend our gratitude to all that contributed to the making of this video. We hope it meets your eyes soon. We will be shooting another video for the new record early this year. Again we greatly appreciate all of our fans and supporters, our goals and visions would not be possible without you. Also, a growing respect to all of Century Media and the Watch Them Die armies. Keep your skin peeled for the second chapter of violence! Sincere respect."
Upcoming Goatwhore shows:
07/25 Dallas, TX Club Indigo [Deep Ellum] (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Deadman Circus, and Demonseed)
07/26 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary (w/ Cannibal Corpse and The Black Dahlia Murder)
07/27 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
Dates with Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Watch Them Die
07/28 Denver, CO Climax Lounge
07/29 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
07/30 Milwaukee, WI Modjeska Theater (Milwaukee Metal Fest)
07/31 Des Moines, IA Hairy Mary's
08/01 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room @ Quest Club
08/02 Omaha, NEB Ranch Bowl
08/03 Detroit, MI The Shelter at St. Andrew's
08/04 Toledo, OH Masonic Auditorium
08/05 Reading, PA The Silo
08/06 Irvington, NJ Cricket Club
08/07 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
08/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground
08/09 Farmingdale, NY Downtown
08/10 Richmond, VA Nanci Raygun
08/11 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
08/13 Portland, ME The Asylum
08/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/16 Hagerstown, MD Wilson Ruritan
08/17 Nashville, TN The 5 Spot More...
The 18th annual Milwaukee Metalfest, which features The Misfits, Death Angel, Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Macabre, Goatwhore, Watch Them Die, Anal Blast and over 80 other bands, is set to take place in just two weeks — on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31 — at Milwaukee's Modjeska Theatre. For more information and a list of performing bands, go to Metalfest.
Oakland-based purveyors of aggression Watch Them Die will be shooting a video for their song "Sadist Ways" in the Los Angeles area on August 21.
As previously reported, Watch Them Die will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation and Goatwhore this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 and wraps up on August 19. The group have just returned home after completing a highly successful run with Gwar, which also included a limited number of dates with Darkest Hour.