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Formed: 1994
From: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Anal Blast News

Below is our complete Anal Blast news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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Metal Lyrics: A Race to the Bottom?

I love art that shocks just for the simple shock value and the awkward looks I get from people when I mention enjoying things like "Fanta Claus" and "Postal 2." So it goes without saying that I've done my fair share of listening to bands with lyrical themes glorifying every single perversion and depravity imaginable. But once you've pushed things to the crudest and most vulgar level possible, you hit a wall and say to yourself, “Wow, this is completely fucking pointless.”

Yes, I've been there. I've listened to Aryan Terrorism's xenophobic calls for violence. I've sung along to the homophobic hate hymns of Impaled Nazarene and The Meat Shits. I've even praised the lyrics of Rupture Christ and Woods of Infinity with the term, “Pedo to the metal!” Looking back on all that now, it just seems beyond juvenile since intentionally upsetting people and violating taboos doesn't do anything productive. Getting knee-jerk reactions out of people doesn’t make you more enlightened just because you aren’t bothered by the things that other people would prefer not to think about. At some point, you need to move past The Death of God and onto the Reevaluation of All Values. Yes, reality is filled with all sorts of horrible things but that hardly means that the most horrific are the most real and the most terrifying are the most true. More...

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Catholicon Comments On Don Decker's Passing

As was previously reported, Don Decker of Anal Blast passed away on Sunday, October 11th. Keyboardist Blasphyre of Catholicon has issued the following statement about Decker:

"Catholicon would like to extend our condolences to Don Decker's friends and family. Don was the singer of Anal Blast, with whom we've had the honor of sharing the stage... We found out that he passed away on Sunday after a very prolonged battle with liver problems. Always a nice guy and never failed to make people laugh with his albums, antics, and comments onstage. Will be missed and remembered."

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Breaking News

Anal Blast Frontman Passes Away

Don Decker, the singer/songwriter of Minneapolis based metal veterans Anal Blast, passed away at 2:17 this morning (Sunday, October 11th.) He was only forty one years old. Details of his passing are expected to be revealed shortly. Anal Blast was founded in 1994 and recorded two studio albums: 1998's, "Vaginal Vempire" and 2004's "Battered Bleeding Bitch" with a live DVD issued last year entitled, "Spraying Blood Live."

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Anal Cunt To Reform For West Coast Tour

Anal Cunt have announced a very special West Coast tour, special because it will feature the groups original lineup. The tour is to celebrate the bands 20th anniversary and will feature support from Anal Blast and Infernaeon (formerly Monstrosity.)

The tour dates are as follows:

August 22 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
August 23 - Tempe, AZ @ Sets
August 24 - Visalia, CA @ Magoos
August 25 - Modesto, CA @ Banana Joes
August 27 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
August 28 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
August 29 - Sacramento, CA @ On The Y
August 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Annies
August 31 - Reno, NV @ Underground

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

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

FRONT STAGE
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

MAIN STAGE
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...

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Napalm Death To Headline LA Murderfest

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:

CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
THE FUNERAL PYRE
THE UNBORN
BLACK SHEEP WALL

Saturday, April 19:

ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
MEAT SHITS
FOREVER IN TERROR
LETUM ASCENSUS
RISE
MICTLANTECUHTLI
WILLOW WISP
THE CAUTERIZED
ADDICTION KING
EPICEDIUM
FATALIST
ELEMENT
GRAVEHILL
DEMORALIZING SICKNESS

Sunday, April 20:

NAPALM DEATH
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
DEVOLVED
THE DOLEMITE PROJECT
WATCH ME BURN
SCARECROW
EAT THE LIVING
SEMTEX VEST
THE NAUSEATING STAB
THOUSANDS WILL DIE
SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER
ARKAIK
GUTSAW

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)

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More Info Released For Los Angeles Murderfest

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.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

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:
CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
RISE
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Taking Shape

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:

Vital Remains
Converge
The Red Chord
Today Is The Day
Baroness
Impaled
Trap Them
Anal Blast
Monstrosity
Magrudergrind
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Extreme Noise Terror
Ghoul
Massacre
Repulsion
Waco Jesus
Cardiac Arrest

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Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX Announces Undercard

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...

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Crematorium Confirmed For L.A. Murderfest 2.0

Prosthetic Records' CREMATORIUM have been confirmed for The Los Angeles Murderfest Version 2.0, to be held Feb. 18 & 19, 2006 at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. The L.A. murdercore kings will be playing alongside local and national acts such as A Dying Memory, Anal Blast, Avoid Serious Injury, BlowYourFuckingBrainsOut, Cerberus, xDEATHSTARx, Disgorge, Dr. Know, Embrace The End, EveryManForHimself, Gatekeeper, Gaza, Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, Immortality, Impaled, Infamy, Insatanity, IveBeenShot, Job For A Cowboy, Kill The Client, Life Or Death, Meat Shits, Nocturnal Altar, Phobia, Sepsism, Severed, Sinful Bliss, Springbreak, Strong Intention, Suicide Silence, The Dolemite Project, The Faceless, To The Pain, Warriors, Where Eagles Dare, and With Passion.

Other acts will be announced later, and tickets will be available for $30 per day in advance, and $60 in advance for both days, as well as $35 per day at the door and $70 for both days at the door. Tickets will be available in December.

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Bloodfest '05 Update

Bloodfest '05 has changed its date to Sunday, July 31st. This is the second run of the Dayton hardcore/metal fest.

This years national acts include the following: Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Origin, Jungle Rot, Paria, Anal Blast, Animosity, The Zimmermann Note, The Meat Shits and Analog. Regional and local acts include: Immolatus, Dead Broke, Endless Sacrifice, Six Shots Fired, Sore Covered Whore, Imbortir, and Welcome to Wall Street.

There will be early headliners as well as evening headliners. Tickets on sale now for only $20 in advanced and $25 at the door. Tickets available locally through Dingleberrys, Gem City Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, and also online.

For all show info and updates go to www.bloodfestdayton.com.

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Mortician, Akercocke, Vehemence Tour Dates

Mortician, Akercocke and Vehemence will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Sep. 22 - Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub
Sep. 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (w/ Dimentianon)
Sep. 26 - Tampa, FL - The Masquerade
Sep. 28 - New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern
Oct. 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Pound SF (w/ Impaled)
Oct. 11 - Portland, OR - Conan's
Oct. 12 - Seattle, WA - The Catwalk
Oct. 17 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4 (w/ The Chasm, Anal Blast, Teratism)
Oct. 18 - Chicago, IL - Joe's (w/ The Chasm, Manticore)
Oct. 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Sudsy Malone's (w/ Manticore, Estuary)

More dates will be announced soon.

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Death Angel, BDM Headline Milwaukee Metalfest

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.

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More Bands Confirmed For NJ March Metal Meltdown

ENTOMBED, FOZZY, ANAL BLAST, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD among locals have been confirmed for the New Jersey March Metal Meltdown, taking place March 12th and 13th at the Cricket Club in Irvington, NJ. Also confirmed are the "NWOBHM ALLSTARS" featuring AL ATKINS (JUDAS PRIEST), JESS COX (TYGERS OF PAN TANG) and, DENNIS STRATTON (IRON MAIDEN, PRAYING MANTIS).

The full list of bands confirmed so far can be seen here.

More to be announced.

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