"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1985
From: San Francisco Bay, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Insanity News

Below is our complete Insanity 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.

Insanity Streams "Visions Of Apocalypse"

San Francisco death metal act Insanity is streaming the title track of the upcoming sophomore full length release "Visions of Apocalypse." The album is set to drop via Unspeakable Axe Records on November 13th.

Since its inception in 1985, Insanity has gone through four machinations, the latest in 2005 when the band returned with the compilation release "From the Grave." "Visions of The Apocalypse" is the first full length original release since the debut "Death After Death" in 1994.

The track list is:

1. Sacrefixion (track streaming here)
2. When
3. Sociopath
4. Mortification
5. Disillusioned
6. Dread The Dawn
7. Tired
8. Blind
9. Visions Of Apocalypse

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Insanity Reveals "Visions Of Apocalypse"

Bay Area tech death / thrash band Insanity is set to release a first full-length album since 1994: "Visions of Apocalypse" will be released on CD November 13, 2015 via Unspeakable Axe Records. A vinyl LP version on Dark Descent Records is also in the works, tentatively set for a late year release. The track listing is as follows:

1. Sacrefixion
2. When
3. Sociopath
4. Mortification
5. Disillusioned
6. Dread The Dawn
7. Tired
8. Blind
9. Visions Of Apocalypse More...

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Insanity Premieres New Track "Sacrefixion"

Bay Area technical thrash metal veterans Insanity premiere a first new track "Sacrefixion" taken from their first full-length since 1994, entitled "Visions of Apocalypse". The new album is due out November 13 via Unspeakable Axe.

Check out now "Sacrefixion" below.

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Dark Descent Records To Hold Label Showcase

Dark Descent Records, in association with Parasitic Records and Ash St. PDX, has announced a two-day showcase festival taking place on October 4th and 5th at the Ash St. Saloon in Portland, OR. The line-up, much like the label's roster, is comprised of some of the best today's underground death metal scene has to offer. Tickets details are available at this location.

For updates and details, visit the Facebook Event Page. Check out streams and live footage of all nine many of the acts slated to play, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at this location. Updates are available on the facebook event page as well.

Dark Descent Records Showcase lineup:

Dire Omen
Ritual Necromancy
Sempiternal Dusk

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Insanity Reveals Vinyl Re-Issue

Hells Headbangers has announced June 21st as the international release date for Insanity's "Death After Death" vinyl reissue. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Hailing from California, Insanity's roots stretch back to the mid '80s, when death metal was just beginning to get a toehold in the underground. While the band would hone their twistedly memorable/memorably twisted craft across a clutch of demos during that decade, it wasn't until 1994 when Insanity would release their debut album, Death After Death. By then, black metal was taking over the underground and death metal was on a slow, steady decline, but Insanity stuck to their guns and produced an alternately crazy/catchy slab of old-school Death Metal that somehow maintained a forward-thinking outlook. With solos flying out of control yet retaining a dark melodicism, and riff/battery doing much the same - serpentine, obtuse structures retaining a memorable flow - had Death After Death been released five years earlier as originally intended, INSANITY would be held in the same reverence as Death, Atheist, and Morbid Angel were in the late '80s. Now, Hells Headbangers unleashes Death After Death on gatefold vinyl and with new, sick artwork by Drew Eliot - resurrection never sounded so deathly!"

The track listing is:

1) Attack of Archangels
2) Fire Death Fate
3) In Memory
4) Rotting Decay
5) Morbid Lust
6) Blood for Blood
7) Possession
8) Death After Death More...

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Kam Lee to Perform Entire Massacre Album

Kam Lee will perform the entire Massacre "From Beyond" album at the "A Day of Death Festival" in Williamsville, NY on July 16th, 2011. Lee states on his Facebook page that his former band mates declined a full-fledged reunion. The "From Beyond" lineup consists of Kam Lee (vocals), Rick Rozz (guitar), Terry Butler (bass) and Bill Andrews (drums).

Deceased, Nokturnel, Insanity, and Druid Lord are among the acts scheduled to join Lee at the "Glorious Times"-sponsored event.

Forming in 1984, Massacre is one of Florida's earliest death metal acts. Its members have played in such acts as Death, Six Feet Under, and Obituary.

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Book of Black Earth Announces More Tour Dates

Seattle death metal band, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH, has lined up the following tour dates:

4/18 - Palladium - Worcester, MA (NE Metalfest)
4/24 - Satyricon - Portland, OR w/ Insanity, Scorched Earth
4/25 - Funhouse - Seattle, WA w/ Insanity, Scorched Earth
5/02 - Squid & Ink - Seattle, WA w/ Samothrace
5/13 - Funhouse - Seattle, WA w/ Deathraid, Scourge Schematic

Drummer Joe Axler comments on the tour, "We are all really excited to get a chance to play the New England Metalfest this year and to get to share the stage again with our friends and labelmates Withered. We're ready to brutalize the east coast again, then return home and do the same on our coast for a few shows with the mighty Insanity!"

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Book of Black Earth Lines Up Dates With Insanity

Seattle's BOOK OF BLACK EARTH has lined up the following two shows with death metal band INSANITY and SCORCHED-EARTH.

4/24 - Satyricon - Portland, OR
4/25 - Funhouse - Seattle, WA

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