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

Latest Misery Index News

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 Updates Tour Schedule

Misery Index will team-up with Montreal’s Despised Icon for their final North American tour this fall. This tour kicks-off on September 10th in Massachusetts and includes Misery Index label-mates Revocation during the U.S. leg with The Last Felony joining in for the Canadian run. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below, with more details to be announced soon. Misery Index is touring in support of the new album "Heirs To Thievery," which is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.

The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows: More...

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Divinity Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Canada’s DIVINITY has announced their first live performances to support their new album, "The Singularity," which will be released on August 10th via Candlelight Records. The shows are scheduled pre-release with additional dates in September with full touring planned for October.

Guitarist Sacha Laskow comments, "We are stoked to cross this great, giant country once again to promote the new album release and be a part of some sick shows with some of the best metal bands in the world. We are also so glad to finally have our new album out and available everywhere, so make sure and pick it up August 10th. We spent a year locked in the studio perfecting the album and are extremely proud with the results. It's a snapshot of where we are in time with all the influences the different songwriters bring to the table coming together under one theme." More...

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Despised Icon Announces Final Tour

Montreal’s DESPISED ICON, who announced their impending break up earlier this year, has decided to end their career with a final U.S. and Canadian trek this fall. Exact tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Alex Erian (vocals) further states: “It’s been a little while since we’ve checked in with you guys. We’re currently enjoying our first summer at home in over six years and it feels pretty damn good. However, we did receive amazing news a few days ago. Our last North American run is almost completely booked. We’ll be touring most of the U.S. and Canada in September and October with our friends in Misery Index, Revocation and The Last Felony. We’re stoked to have three of our favorite death metal bands on board with us for the final tour and urge you guys to check them out if you haven’t already. Stay tuned as dates are coming soon.”

The band has also recently been confirmed to headline the Trois-Rivieres Metalfest 2010 on the October 15th date.

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Cannibal Corpse Announced For Trois-Rivieres Fest

The 10th annual Trois-Rivières Metalfest will occur at The Batisse Industrielle in Quebec, Canada from October 15th - 16th, 2010. Death metal act Cannibal Corpse has now been confirmed as the main act for the October 16th slot, while Despised Icon will take the headliner spot on the October 15th date. Other confirmed bands for the metal festival include Misery Index, Blind Witness, Revocation, and Divinity. More information on the festival is available at this location.

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Misery Index Announces New Tour Dates

Misery Index has announced a handful of upcoming tour dates, which kick off on July 21st in Pittsburgh, PA. The dates are in support of the band's new album "Heirs To Thievery," which is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/16 Trutnov, Czech Rep. Obscene Extreme Festival 2010
7/21 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub
7/23 Urbana, IL The Canopy (as part of Central Illinois Metalfest)
7/25 St. Louis, MO FuBar
7/26 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
7/28 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar and Grill

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Misery Index In-Store Performance Video Released

footage of Baltimore death metal act Misery Index performing at their in-store appearance at Generation Records in New York City has been released via youtube. The video contains Misery Index performing the songs "Conquistadores" and "Traitors."

The video can be viewed below:

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Misery Index To Host Radio Show Tomorrow

Misery Index bassist / vocalist Jason Netherton will be guest hosting “Revenge of the Riff” on Classic 98Rock tomorrow, Saturday June 26th, from 9:00 to 11:00 pm EST. 98Rock HD2 is a high-definition station owned by WIYY 97.9 in Baltimore, MD. Netherton will be on-air for the full two-hours, with host Christoff, having control of the play list while discussing the latest Misery Index news. “Revenge of the Riff” can be heard every Saturday evening on Classic 98Rock HD2, the 98Rock iPhone app, or streamed online at this location.

Misery Index has just completed a month-long US tour alongside Dying Fetus and are preparing for summer festival dates. The band is among the headliners at this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest as well as the Obscene Extreme Festival. The band's new album "Heirs To Thievery" was released last month and is currently streaming in its entirety here.

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At War Announces Brazilian Tour Dates

Virginia war metal band AT WAR will be headlining a string of dates up the Eastern United States before heading to Brazil for the first time in support of their skull crushing comeback album "Infidel," released in 2009 on Heavy Artillery Records.

Come show your support for true metal! Dates are as follows;

June 12th Newport News, VA @ Carnival of Brutality Festival w/ Goatwhore and Misery Index
June 13th Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Vindicator
June 20th Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa
June 31st Virginia Beach, VA @ Summer Fest 2011
July 9th Belenzinho Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Fofhino Rock Bar
July 10th Curbita, Brazil @ Hangar Bar
July 11th Brazil TBA

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Misery Index Posts In-Studio Footage

Misery Index are among the headliners at this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest, held the weekend of July 23rd in Urbana, IL . Other performers at this year’s fest include Origin, Incantation, Deceased, Phobia, and more. Misery Index has recently posted a brief video of the band at Wright Way Studios working on the "Heirs To Thievery" album, which can be viewed below. "Heirs To Thievery" was released last month and is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.

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Misery Index To Headline Obscene Extreme Festival

Misery Index has been announced as one of the headliners at this year’s Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic. Obscene Extreme is an open-air festival held annually in Trutnov over a mid-July weekend. This year’s will take place July 15th, 16th, and 17th. For more information, including complete line-up and ticket information, check out this location. The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows:

6/7 2010 Generation Records (FREE show) Thompson Street, New York, Manhattan, NY
6/11 2010 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
6/12 2010 Buddha's Place Newport News, Virginia
7/16 2010 Obscene Extreme Festival 2010 Trutnov, Czech Republic, CZ
7/23 2010 The Canopy Club Urbana, Illinois

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Misery Index To Play Free New York Show

Misery Index will be performing a free show in New York on Monday, June 7th at 7:30PM in Generation Records. You can also currently stream the band's entire new album "Heirs To Thievery" at this location. The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows:

6/5 2010 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
6/6 2010 Crazy Donkey Long Island, NY, US
6/7 2010 Generation Records downstairs Thompson Street, New York, Manhattan, NY
7/16 2010 Obscene Extreme Festival 2010 Trutnov, Czech Republic, CZ
7/23 2010 The Canopy Club Urbana, Illinois

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Just For Fun

Bands Explain Where Babies Comes From

A video clip has been posted online with Carnifex, Arsis, Misery Index, Fear Factory, and Revocation all trying to explain exactly where babies come from during the California Metal Fest. The footage can be viewed below.

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Misery Index Streaming Entire New Album

Misery Index is streaming the new album "Heirs To Thievery" online now at this location. "Heirs To Thievery" was recorded at Wright Way Studios just outside Baltimore, MD and will see a May 11th North American release date. The band will kick off a U.S. tour in support of "Heirs To Thievery" today in their hometown of Baltimore, MD. The band is touring with label-mates Dying Fetus, along with Arsis, Annotations of an Autopsy, and Conducting From The Grave. The currently announced tour dates are as follows:

5/6 Baltimore, MD Sonar
5/7 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
5/8 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
5/9 New Orleans, LA High Ground
5/10 Houston, TX Wired Live
5/11 Austin, TX Emo’s
5/12 Fort Worth, TX Ridglea Theater
5/13 Albuquerque, NM The Compound
5/14 Mesa, AZ U.B.’s
5/15 Pomona, CA The Glass House (California Metalfest)
5/16 Modesto, CA Modesto Virtual
5/17 Bend, OR Bend Event Center
5/18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
5/19 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
5/21 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
5/22 Des Moines, IA House of Bricks
5/23 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
5/24 Minneapolis, MN The Rock
5/25 Peoria, IL Brass Rail (MISERY INDEX only)
5/26 West Dundee, IL Clearwater Theater
5/27 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
5/28 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre
5/29 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
5/30 Windsor, ON Chubby Pickle
5/31 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
6/1 Quebec City, QC L’Imperial
6/2 Montreal, QC FouFounes
6/3 Manchester, NH Rocko’s
6/4 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
6/5 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
6/6 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
7/16 Trutnov, Czech Rep. Obscene Extreme Festival 2010

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Misery Index Streaming New Track

Misery Index has recently posted the title track from the band's brand new album "Heirs To Thievery" online. The song can be heard via the band’s MySpace page along with the previously uploaded track “The Carrion Call." The album was recorded at Wright Way Studios just outside Baltimore, MD and is set for a May 11th North American release date.

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Misery Index Posts New Song

Misery Index has posted the first preview track, “Carrion Call," from their forthcoming "Heirs To Thievery" album online now via the band’s MySpace page. "Heirs To Thievery" was recorded at Wright Way Studios just outside Baltimore, MD and is set for a May 11th North American release date.

The band has just announced a month-long US tour in support of "Heirs To Thievery" that will kick-off in early May. Misery Index will join label-mates Dying Fetus along with Arsis, Annotations of an Autopsy, and Conducting From The Grave for this tour that will also include a stop at the California Metalfest on May 15th in Pomona, CA . A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below. More...

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Misery Index To Play Ryan Engle Memorial Show

Baltimore's Misery Index has issued the following update about playing a memorial show for Eternal Ruin bassist Ryan Engle, who passed away on March 14th:

"Tonight, Friday March 19th we are playing Krugs in Frederick, this will also be the memorial show for Eternal Ruin's Ryan Engle, RIP brother... Sunday March 21st we are playing the Talking Head @ Sonar in Baltimore, both shows we will be playing 2 new songs, so come out and rage!"

The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows:

3/19 2010 Kruggs Frederick, MD
3/20 2010 Championship Trenton, NJ
3/21 2010 Talking Head Baltimore, MD
4/1 2010 Transmission Room, Lic/AA Auckland, New Zealand
4/2 2010 The Esplanade Hotel Melbourne, Australia
4/3 2010 The Factory Theatre (all ages- new venue) Sydney, Australia
4/4 2010 The Hifi Brisbane, Australia
4/5 2010 Fowler’s Live Adelaide, Australia
4/6 2010 Black Betty’s Perth, Australia
4/9 2010 Substation Theatre Singapore
4/11 2010 The WALL Livehouse Taipei, Taiwan

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Misery Index Announces More Tour Dates

Baltimore, MD's Misery Index has extended their February / March tour to cover the south-eastern United States. Joining Misery Index on this leg will be Florida's Gigan. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

Misery Index recently recorded their follow-up album to 2008's "Traitors." The new record, "Heirs To Thievery," was recorded at Wright Way Studios with engineer Steve Wright. The album is set for a May 11th North American release date, May 17th internationally.

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Misery Index Post Studio Update

MISERY INDEX has issue the following statement via Myspace:

"Baltimore, MD’s MISERY INDEX has issued a couple of text and video updates from the studio as they record Heirs To Thievery, the follow-up to 2008’s Traitors. A summery of the band’s first four days at Wright Way Studios, working with engineer Steve Wright, can be found online now via Hardtimes.ca. Additional video content from the studio can also be found via the band’s Facebook page. Advance song titles from Heirs To Thievery include “Embracing Extinction”, “Heirs To Thievery”, “Fed To The Wolves”, and “Sleeping Giants”. A May 2010 release date is expected.

"MISERY INDEX has also just announced a run of US tour dates following their time in the studio. MISERY INDEX will headline three-weeks in the US, kicking things off in Poughkeepsie, NY on February 19th. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more to be announced soon.

"MISERY INDEX will also join DECAPITATED, PSYCROPTIC, and ORIGIN for an Australian and New Zealand tour this spring. A listing of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

"Updated MISERY INDEX news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website." More...

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Misery Index Posts Studio Video Report

Maryland's Misery Index has issued the following brief update about posting a studio recording video online:

"Day 2 in Wrightway Studios, Baltimore, MD: Drums. We began recording with drums the past three days, Adam has 8 songs of 11 completed. Finishing 'Heirs to Thievery' and 'Sleeping Giants' tomorrow...then working on guitar tones...a brief video from yesterday."

Misery Index also have the following upcoming tour dates:

4/1 2010 Transmission Room, Lic/AA Auckland, New Zealand
4/2 2010 The Esplanade Hotel Melbourne, Australia
4/3 2010 The Gaelic Club Sydney, Australia
4/4 2010 The Hifi Brisbane, Australia
4/5 2010 Fowler’s Live Adelaide, Australia
4/6 2010 Black Betty’s Perth, Australia

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Howl To Enter the Studio

Rhode Island metal band HOWL is currently in the final stages of writing for their first full-length album. The quartet will enter the studio in December 2009 for a spring 2010 release date via Relapse Records.

HOWL has also announced a handful of east coast shows with EYEHATEGOD for late October. HOWL has also been confirmed for the Relapse Records/BrooklynVegan-BBG CMJ showcase show on October 23rd along with MISERY INDEX, REVOCATION, BLACK ANVIL and more.

Upcoming HOWL tour dates are as follows:

10/23 - New York, NY - Fontana’s (as part of Relapse / BrooklynVegan – BBG CMJ Showcase)
10/25 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East (w/ EYEHATEGOD, GOATWHORE, more)
10/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Europa (w/ EYEHATEGOD, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, STRONG INTENTION)

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