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Formed: 2001
From: Baltimore, MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Misery Index 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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Misery Index Announces New Shows

Baltimore, Maryland's death metal extremists from Misery Index have announced a a string of North American tour dates.

The dates will see the band play alongside Decapitated in Chicago, Columbus, and Brooklyn.

Misery Index is touring in support of new album, "The Killing Gods." Check out a music video for "The Calling" taken off the album at this location.

Catch the band live on these dates:

11/13 t. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/14 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge with DECAPITATED
11/15 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa with DECAPITATED
11/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus with DECAPITATED

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Alex Skolnick To Speak At Metal Impact Conference

The Metal & Cultural Impact Conference (MACI) will take place November 6th - 8th and is under the umbrella of the International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS).

Revolver Golden Gods Awards founder and former producer Josh Bernstein will be giving the closing keynote, "Heavy Metal: A Business, A Lifestyle, Past, Present & Future.” Alex Skolnick meanwhile will be giving a panel on "Louder Education," which was a web series originally produced with Metal Injection. Both Alex and Josh will be presenting on Saturday, November 8th.

Other events of interest are a heavy metal "masks" art exhibit and screening of the heavy metal Africa documentary, "March of the Gods." There will be a closing concert (off-campus) of local/regional metal bands during the evening of Saturday, November 8th.

In addition to Alex & Josh, a few speakers of note are Vivek Venkatesh (dubbed Professor Death Metal by Decibel magazine) and Jason Netherton of Misery Index (both presenting on Thursday, November 6th in the "Death Metal/Black Metal" category).

Laina Dawes, author of "What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal," will be presenting on Saturday, November 8th in the "Women in Metal" category. Full details can be found at this location.

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Misery Index Announces New Tour Dates

Baltimore, Maryland's death metal outfit Misery Index has announced a European tour. The tour, which starts on July 24th, will see the band trek throughout various territories such as Germany, France, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy and more before concluding on August 17th.

Misery Index will be making festival stops at this year's Party San Open Air, Brutal Assault Festival, Rockstad Extreme Festival, and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. The band is touring in support of new album, "The Killing Gods." More...

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Misery Index Posts New Music Video

Baltimore, Maryland's death metal extremists in Misery Index have premiered a video for "The Calling." Check it out below.

"The Calling" video was assembled by director David Hall at Handshake Inc. The track is taken from the band's brand new album, "The Killing Gods," which can be heard in full at this location.

"The Killing Gods," the band's fifth full-length was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Brutal Truth) and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright (Dying Fetus, Soilwork). More...

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Misery Index Streaming Full New Album

Baltimore, Maryland's death metal extremists in Misery Index are streaming their forthcoming album "The Killing Gods" below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

Misery Index will see the release of "The Killing Gods" on May 27th in North America (May 23rd worldwide). The band's fifth full-length was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright.

Misery Index was recently added to the main stage of this year's Maryland Deathfest on May 25th in Baltimore, MD. The band also announced a special live date as part of this year's Maryland Death Fest pre-show, on May 21st. More...

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Gorguts Kicking Off Tour With Misery Index

The acclaimed death metal extremists in Gorguts and Misery Index are kicking off a co-headlining European tour tonight.

The tour kicks off tonight in Madrid, and will see both bands travel through nine countries before concluding on May 8th in Tilburg as part of this year's Neurotic Deathfest. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Gorguts recently finished a sting on the Decibel Magazine North American tour alongside Carcass and The Black Dahlia Murder. The band is touring in support of new album "Colored Sands" (reviewed here).

Regarding the kick off, Gorguts main-man Luc Lemay comments: "It is with great joy that we eagerly await to get to Europe to meet each of you to share the music of 'Colored Sands.' When we toured Europe in the summer of 2012 it was the band’s second European tour in 19 years! So we need to catch up with you Metalheads! When we were told that the tour would happen with our label mates Misery Index, I couldn’t be happier!! I remember hearing 'Traitors' for the first time, and I was a fan right away!! I cannot wait to share the stage with them. This will be great!!"

Misery Index guitarist Jason Netherton adds: "We are really looking forward to hitting Europe with our label-mates and brothers Gorguts for these shows and festivals. Nothing but good times await! Also, we expect this tour will come close to the release of our new album, which makes it perfect timing. See you all in spring 2014!"

Misery Index recently premiered the title track from forthcoming album "The Killing Gods," which can be heard over here. More...

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Misery Index Streaming New Album's Title Track

Misery Index is currently streaming the title track to the band's upcoming new album "The Killing Gods." It can now be heard below, thanks to Sick Drummer Magazine.

"The Killing Gods" is due out on May 27th in North America (May 23rd worldwide), with pre-orders available at this location. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Misery Index Posts New Song

Misery Index today reveals the second new track from forthcoming album "The Killing Gods." The track, titled "The Calling," is streaming below, thanks to Revolver Magazine.

Misery Index will see the release of "The Killing Gods" on May 27th in North America (May 23rd worldwide). The album will be available as a CD, Limited Edition CD Digibox with a bonus track, and various LP formats.

The band's fifth full-length was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Urfaust
2. The Calling
3. The Oath
4. Conjuring the Cull
5. The Harrowing
6. The Killing Gods
7. Cross to Bear
8. Gallows Humor
9. The Weakener
10. Sentinels
11. Colony Collapse
12. Heretics
13. Thieves of the New World Order (bonus track on Digibox) More...

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Misery Index Streaming New Song

Misery Index has teamed up with Lambgoat.com to stream a new track titled "Conjuring the Cull," which can be heard below. The band also comments:

"Want to hear a song from our new album 'The Killing Gods?' 'Conjuring the Cull' is the fourth part of 'Faust;' a single fifteen and a half minute song comprising the first five tracks of 'The Killing Gods' album. We are proud to demolish your ear drums with this pummeling taste of our new record."

The band's fifth full-length was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright. Misery Index will see the release of "The Killing Gods" on May 27th in North America (May 23rd worldwide). More...

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Misery Index To Release New Album

Acclaimed grindcore extremists Misery Index have finished recording their forthcoming new album "The Killing Gods."

The band's fifth full-length was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright. Misery Index will see the release of "The Killing Gods" in May 27th in North America (May 23rd worldwide).

Regarding the release of the new album, Misery Index front man Jason Netherton comments:

"After an extended writing and recording process we have finally completed 'The Killing Gods.' It is the longest, most diverse and most complete album we have ever created, and it represents the blood, sweat and beers of four dudes trying to make the best songs they can. We think we have succeeded and we hope you do as well. Look for this metal beast to drop in May!"

The band recently announced a special live date as part of this year's Maryland Death Fest pre-show, on May 21st.

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Misery Index Recording New Album

American grindcore act Misery Index is currently hard at work on a forthcoming studio album and issued the following update:

"We have started the recording sessions for our Season of Mist debut. Adam started tracking drums last weekend with Scott Hull at Visceral Sound, outside Washington DC.

"The rest of the album will be recorded next month at Wrightway Studios in Baltimore. We expect things to wrap up in early January and we are aiming for a spring 2014 release.

"It is shaping up to be our longest and most diverse effort to date. In the meantime, we will be posting studio updates and videos, as things unfold..."

The first brief video update from the studio can be found at the Misery Index Facebook profile here. Further details will be forthcoming.

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Misery Index Announces "Live In Munich"

In order to help the fans wait until the next full-length album, American grindcore act Misery Index will unleash a live album on February 15th (February 19th in North America).

Entitled “Live in Munich,” this new offering was recorded at Backstage in Munich, Germany on February 18th, 2012. It will be released as hand-numbered die-cut LP, strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide. The track listing is as follows:

1. Sleeping Giants
2. The Carrion Call
3. You Lose
4. The 7th Cavalry
5. The Spectator
6. The Great Depression
7. The Illuminaught
8. Traitors
9. Siberian (2012 remix)

Misery Index's next studio album is expected for a late 2013 release, with further details to come during the new year. More...

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ArmyOfOneTV Posts Hudson Valley Death Fest Footage

A quick video interview done this past Sunday, November 25th right after the first annual Hudson Valley Death Fest outside of the The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY is streaming below. ArmyOfOneTV interviewed Sammy (Goatwhore), Mark (Misery Index) and Paul (Cannibal Corpse) in the footage below. A forty-five minute video of the Hudson Valley Death Fest is also streaming at this location.

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Misery Index To Release Live Album

In order to help the fans wait until the release of a next full-length album, American grindcore act Misery Index will unleash a live album this coming February 15th, 2013.

Entitled “Live in Munich”, this new offering was recorded at Backstage in Munich, Germany on February 18th, 2012. It will be released on hand-numbered LP, strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide. The cover artwork and track listing will be unveiled soon.

Misery Index will also be supporting Cannibal Corpse on the following tour dates: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces U.S. Tour

Cannibal Corpse has announced that the band will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour scheduled to begin on November 16th and wrap up on December 7th. Dates and venues are listed below. Supporting Cannibal Corpse on this tour will be Misery Index and Hour of Penance.

Cannibal Corpse is touring in support of latest full-length "Torture" (reviewed here) released through Metal Blade Records earlier this Spring. The band also has upcoming Australian and Asian shows this October, with details available here.

11/16 Huntsville, AL Crossroads Music Hall
11/17 Little Rock, AR Juanitas
11/18 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
11/19 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater
11/20 Eau Claire, WI House Of Rock
11/21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
11/23 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
11/24 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/25 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/27 Providence, RI The Met
11/28 New York, NY Rocks Off Concert Cruise
11/29 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
11/30 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
12/01 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
12/03 Louisville, KY Headliners
12/04 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
12/06 Miami, FL Grand Central
12/07 Tampa, FL Brass Mug

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Headline News

Shockwave Festival Canceled

After Fear Factory just recently announced the band was dropping off the Shockwave Festival, which was set to kick off on July 6th, the organizers of the tour have now issued the following statement about the entire run being shut down:

“It is with great disappointment that we have to make this announcement. With the recent departure of Voivod from the Shockwave Festival lineup, as well as low advance tickets sales we have decided to pull the plug on the Shockwave Festival.

"For purchases made with a credit card, your card will automatically be refunded. All other refunds are available at point of purchase.

"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused."

For more info on the Shockwave Festival, head over to the tour's official Facebook profile here. More...

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Shockwave Festival Tour Adds More Dates

Today the coordinators of Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 have announced four new dates in the inaugural North American takeover: Calgary, Amityville, Columbus, and Joliet. See the updated itinerary below. The following press release was also issued:

"Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 stands among one of the most diversified metal tour packages of the Summer! The trek will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an assorted lineup of artists including futuristic metal conjurers Fear Factory and sci-fi thrash legends Voivod as well as Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged In Flame.

"Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August. Tickets are on sale now at this location." More...

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Shockwave Festival Tour Lineup Announced

Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about the lineup for the upcoming Shockwave Festival tour:

"This summer, one of the most diversified metal tour packages will batter its way through North America! What will be a yearly event, the inaugural Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 is coming for you! Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, the tour will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an eclectic lineup of artists including futuristic metal conjurers Fear Factory and sci-fi thrash legends Voivod as well as Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance to Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged in Flame.

"Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Ampeg, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Artist Arena/fan club pre-sale tickets go on sale today. Public tickets go on sale Saturday May 5 at 10:00am at this location." More...

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Morbid Angel And More Added To Rock Band Network

Back up in full swing again after tapering off for the holidays, the Rock Band Network is again adding a steady stream of new rock and metal tracks. This weekend Xbox 360 players have the following new tracks to look forward to:

Chaotrope - "Elysian" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Extropy/Entropy" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Hourglass Paroxysm - Part I" (80 MSP)
Deadlock - "Martyr to Science (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
DRUOX - "Console War" (80 MSP)
DRUOX - "Console War (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Ghost Brigade - "Clawmaster" (160 MSP)
Misery Index - "The Carrion Call (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Existo Vulgoré" (160 MSP)
Nordheim - "Beer, Metal, Trolls and Vomit! (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Ultra Vomit - "Mountains of Maths" (160 MSP)

These tracks will be added to the PS3 edition on 1/17/2012 (North America) and 1/25/2012 (Europe):

Winds of Plague - "California" ($1.99)
Halfbrick Studios - "Pirats 'Til We Die" ($0.99)
Vangough - "Estranger" ($0.99)
Rival Sons - "Torture" ($1.99)

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Legion Of The Damned To Play Neurotic Deathfest

Europe's Neurotic Deathfest has added Legion of the Damned to the festival's lineup. The fest takes place from March 2nd to March 4th, 2012 at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The current lineup looks like this:

Abysmal Torment
Acheron
Behemoth
Beneath The Massacre
Cannibal Corpse
Carnifex
Cyanide Serenity
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gorguts
Legion of the Damned
Misery Index
Modus Delicti
Molotov Solution
Morgoth
Napalm Death
Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition
Suffering Quota
Suffocation
Suicidal Angels
Uncleansed
Within The Ruins

More than 30 bands will be announced in the future, and the current promo poster can be viewed below. More...

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