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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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Daath's Kevin Talley Posts Drumming Instructional

Daath's drummer Kevin Talley (Chimaira, Dying Fetus, Misery Index) made a drumming instructional video where he demonstrates his practicing techniques, he breaks it down and teaches you how to teach yourself how to incorporate it into metal playing. You can check out Kevin's tips here.

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Misery Index To Enter The Studio In May

Baltimore, Maryland death metal/grind outfit Misery Index will enter the studio in May to record a new full-length. Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou will engineer and produce the effort at his Godcity studios in Massachusetts and the album will hit stores next fall via Relapse Records.

As previously reported. The band recently posted the song “The Color of Blood” online on their official MySpace page. The track comes off the band’s recent split with MUMAKIL.

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Misery Index Post New Song Online

You can check out a new song from MISERY INDEX entitled “The Color of Blood” online over at the band’s official MySpace page. The track comes off the band’s recent split with MUMAKIL.

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Beneath the Massacre To Miss Philadelphia Show

Canada's BENEATH THE MASSACRE have been forced to pull out of the upcoming Radio Rebellion Tour show in Philadelphia due to a death in the family. Currently on the road as part of Converse and Hurley's Radio Rebellion Tour with Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy and labelmates Gojira, BENEATH THE MASSACRE recently returned to Canada for a handful of shows on the tour, receiving a great response. For a player featuring songs from each band on the tour, visit here.

Continuing to support the band's Prosthetic Records debut, Mechanics of Dysfunction, BENEATH THE MASSACRE has already toured North America several times, while early next year the band will make its first trek to Europe, alongside Misery Index and fellow Canadians Despised Icon. The band has also shot a video with director Kevin Custer (Madball, The Destro, Ligeia) for the track "Society's Disposable Son," which is available online at the Prosthetic Records YouTube page.

BENEATH THE MASSACRE on tour: More...

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Psyopus Announce More Tour Dates

PSYOPUS have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:

November 2 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ The Grog Shop w/ Melt-Banana
November 3 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Auditoium w/ Melt-Banana
November 4 - Toronto, ON @ Fun Haus w/ Misery Index
November 5 - Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit’s Soundlab w/ Melt-Banana
November 6 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Melt-Banana

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Despised Icon Frontman Talks About European Tour

DESPISED ICON vocalist Alex Erian has commented on the band's upcoming European tour with MISERY INDEX as well as BENEATH THE MASSACRE, MAN MUST DIE (mainland Europe only), and ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY (UK only).

"After months of planning, this tour is finally coming together!" he said. We can’t wait to tour Europe and the UK again and share the tour bus and stage everyday with MISERY INDEX and our homies from Montreal, BENEATH THE MASSACRE! I think we haven't played with any of those dudes in at least a year, should be sick. Make sure you come early to check out ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and MAN MUST DIE; two killer bands. Thanks to our buddy Marco (Avocado Booking) for working hard on this.

"We have about 70 shows lined-up in Canada, USA, UK and Europe in the next 4 months and will be taking a short break after that to write part of the next album so make sure you show up to the nearest show!

"Our new video for the track 'Furtive Monologue' will premiere on our MySpace November 1st. In the meantime, check out the trailer we just posted for the video [below]."

DESPISED ICON recently completed a fourth tour of North America in support of its highly acclaimed new album "The Ills of Modern Man". The band will cap off an extremely successful year as part of the "Crashing Through the Holidays" tour alongside THE ACACIA STRAIN, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and the TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA, which kicks off on November 24. This will be preceded by an extensive Canadian run on the Canadian tour with THE LOCUST.

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Misery Index Working On New Album

Baltimore metal outfit Misery Index is currently working on their next full-length. Songwriting for the effort recently began and 5-6 songs are currently "under construction." The group hopes to enter the studio in May for a September 2008 release. In the meantime, the band's previously announced split EP with Mumakil will be released later this year via Power It Up! Records. The EP will feature three new songs from Misery Index.

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Coldworker Confirm Tour Dates With Misery Index

COLDWORKER have confirmed the schedule for their upcoming tour with MISERY INDEX And DEW-SCENTED. It is as follows:

June
15 - KFZ - Marburg, Germany
16 - Summer Blast Festival - Trier, Germany
17 - AJZ Bahndamm - Wermelskirchen, Germany
18 - Indiego Glocksee - Hannover, Germany
19 - Feierwerk - München, Germany
20 - Alter Stattbahnhof - Schweinfurt, Germany
21 - Transilvania Live Club - Erstfeld, Switzerland
22 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
24 - Music Box - Manchester, UK
25 - Underworld - London, UK
26 - Cavern - Exeter, UK
27 - Goudvishal - Arnhem, Holland
28 - 1000Fryd - Aalborg, Denmark

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Hatesphere Update Tour Schedule

Danish death metallers HATESPHERE have confirmed a number of new tour dates in support of their new album, Serpent Smiles And Killer Eyes, which is due for release in Europe on April 30th, April 27th in Germany. The release date in Japan is May 9th through Howling Bull Records. North American/Japanese release dates will announced soon.

Dates are as follows:
May
1 - MIDI-festival - Beijing, China
2 - The Star Live - Beijing, China
8 - Zhengzhou, China
10 - Xi-an, China
12 - Shenyang, China (afternoon show)
16 - Gimle - Roskilde, Denmark (with STONEGARD)
17 - Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark (with Stonegard)
18 - Studenterhuset - Aalborg, Denmark (with Stonegard)
19 - VoxHall - Aarhus, Denmark (with Stonegard)
22 - Blå - Oslo, Norway (with Stonegard)
24 - Hulen - Bergen, Norway (with Stonegard)
25 - Samsen - Kristiansand, Norway (with Stonegard)
26 - Folken - Stavanger, Norway (with Stonegard) More...

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More Bands Added To Finland's Tuska Open Air

The 2007 Tuska Open Air Festival is scheduled for June 29th - July st at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland. ISIS, MISERY INDEX, THUNDERSTONE, TURISAS, PROFANE OMEN are the latest acts confirmed.

Acts on the bill now include: More...

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Misery Index Announce New Tour Dates

Baltimore, Maryland-based metallers MISERY INDEX have issued the following update:

"Greets! We are back from our tour with ORIGIN, NECROPHAGIST and BURNING SKIES/DISKREET, and it was an amazing time. Thanks to all of you for coming out and supporting us. We are also pleased to announce the first round of dates for our return to Europe which will include some appearances at the following festivals, with even more to be announced soon:

June 15/16 - SummerBlast - Trier, Germany
June 22-24 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
June 29-July 1 - Tuska - Helsinki, Finland
July 27/28 - Eisenwahn Open Air - Germany

Also, we are presently booking club dates for a limited run tour in June (14th to 28th) with our brothers in DEW SCENTED and COLDWORKER. More dates will come as they are confirmed, including a headlining run of dates through Eastern Europe in July.

Confirmed dates:

June
15 - Marburg, Germany at KFZ
17 - Wermelskirchen, Germany at AJZ Bahndamm
19 - München, Germany at Feierwerk
20 - Schweinfurt, Germany at Alter Stattbahnhof / Heat Seeker Fest
21 - Erstfeld, Switzerland at Transilvania Live Club
24 - Manchester, UK at Music Box
25 - London, UK at Underworld More...

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Misery Index and Dew Scented Book European Tour

Misery Index, Dew Scented, and Coldworker will tour Europe together in June. The following tour dates have been confirmed:

15/06 Germany Marburg KFZ
16/06 Germany Trier Summer Blast
17/06 Germany Wermelskirchen AJZ Bahndamm
19/06 Germany München Feierwerk
20/06 Germany Schweinfurt Alter Stattbahnhof, Never Say Die! Heet Seeker Fest
21/06 Switzerland Erstfeld Transilvania Live Club
22/06 France Hellfest
24/06 UK Manchester Music Box
25/06 UK London Underworld

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Origin Now on Necrophagist, Misery Index Euro Tour

Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have officially been confirmed for the European tour featuring NECROPHAGIST and MISERY INDEX. Credited with having created some of the most challenging and devastating death metal in its three-album career, ORIGIN is an incredible addition to this blistering package as the replacement for COLDWORKER, who had to pull off the trek due to "scheduling conflicts." Dubbed the "Carving Europe's Epitaph Vol. II" tour, the bill is rounded out by BURNING SKIES opening the first half of the tour while U.S. act DISKREET will be opening up the second half of the tour.

For a list of confirmed tour dates, click here.

ORIGIN's third full-length CD, "Echoes of Decomation", was released in March 2005 via Relapse Records.

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Intronaut's Complete Tour Schedule Detailed

Intronaut has solidified their upcoming touring plans, including stints with Misery Index and Yakuza. Here's the schedule:

10/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
10/24 Reno, NV @ The Fourteenth Ward
10/26 Denver, CO @ Lions Lair
10/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Points East Pub
10/30 Detroit, MI @ The Belmont
10/31 Jamestown, NY@ Reg Lenna Studio Theater More...

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Yakuza Confirm More Tour Dates

YAKUZA have secured several more live appearances before the end of the year, including an October appearance supporting fellow Chicagoans Pelican in Cleveland Heights, OH and a string of dates in November and December alongside Misery Index, Intronaut and labelmates BURN IN SILENCE. More dates will be announced as they are confirmed.

YAKUZA continues to support the critically-lauded ‘Samsara,’ the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, but will be road testing some new material the band has already written for a forthcoming record tentatively scheduled to be recorded early next year. YAKUZA has already shared tour dates earlier this year with Dysrhythmia, Behold...The Arctopus, 3, Angel Eyes, The Number 12 Looks Like You, and The JonBenet, as well as appearance at the Eighth Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

YAKUZA on tour
10/16 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop (with Pelican, Sun God)

(with Misery Index, Intronaut, Burn In Silence)
11/22 Toledo, OH – Club Bijou
11/23 Columbus, OH – High Five
11/24 Akron, OH - Daily Double
11/26 Nashville, TN – The Muse
11/27 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
11/28 Charleston, SC – Village Tavern
11/29 Wilmington, NC – Lucky’s

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Crematorium To Tour With Misery Index

Los Angeles murdercore innovators CREMATORIUM will embark on a two-week touring schedule supporting Misery Index. The two bands will be joined up by Blessing The Hogs and Fuck The Facts along the way. CREMATORIUM is continuing to support the band's most recent release, 2005's The Process Endtime, but is continuing to play a handful of new songs from what will be the band's next album.

CREMATORIUM tour dates follow: More...

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Burn In Silence Added To Misery Index Tour

Burn In Silence have been added to Misery Index's upcoming November 05th - November 24th touring plans. The run of shows will also feature Swarm Of The Lotus and Intronaut performing on nearly all stops as well. For those who have missed it, a full schedule can be found here.

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Misery Index, Swarm Of The Lotus, Intronaut Dates

Tentative dates for Misery Index's November run with Swarm Of The Lotus and Intronaut have been announced. Here are the tour dates so far:

11/2 Chicopee, MA @ Cabot Street Pub
11/3 Saratoga Springs, NY @ The SSCC
11/4 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Fireproof w/ Biolich
11/6 New York, NY @ Lit Lounge
11/9 Detroit, MI @ Modern Exchange w/ Arsis, All Shall Perish, The Faceless
11/10 Chicago, IL @ Champs
11/14 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/15 Fargo, ND @ Fargo VFW
11/16 Rapid City, SD @ TBA
11/17 Denver, CO @ Hubba's
11/18 Tulsa, OK @ The Pink Eye
11/20 Fayetteville, AR @ The Dart Room
11/21 St. Louis, MO @ Just Bills
11/22 Toledo, OH @ Club Bijou
11/23 Columbus, OH @ High Five
11/24 Akron, OH @ Daily Double

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Misery Index, Crematorium, Strong Intention Tour

Misery Index, Crematorium, and Strong Intention will tour together in October. The trek will also feature stints from Blessing The Hogs and Fuck The Facts. Here are the latest tour dates:

dates w/ Blessing The Hogs
10/2 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
10/3 Portland, OR @ The Gravity Room
10/4 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
10/5 Reno, NV @ TBA

10/6 Hollywood, CA @ TBA
10/7 Riverside, CA @ TBA

dates w/ Fuck The Facts
10/8 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
10/9 Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
10/10 Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
10/11 Dallas, TX @ TBA
10/12 San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
10/13 Corpus Christi, TX @ Zeros
10/14 Houston, TX @ TBA
10/15 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom

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Misery Index To Shoot Video

The shooting for the video, the band’s first from Discordia, will take place with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS) and producer Dale Resteghini of Raging Nations films next week with the band on location in Brooklyn, NY. The video is scheduled to make it's international debut in late-September.

Discordia, the band's second proper full-length, has drawn international critical acclaim from some of the world's leading rock and metal press. To date, MISERY INDEX's worldwide ‘Discordia Tour’ has seen them criss-cross the globe with the likes of FEAR FACTORY, FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ANIMOSITY, and many more.

Additionally, MISERY INDEX will undertake a massive eight-week headlining tour of North America starting September 8th at the Otto Bar in the band’s hometown of Baltimore. MD. The first leg is a Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles sponsored cross-Canadian run with special guest NEURAXIS, while the second is a Metal Maniacs sponsored U.S. run starting in Seattle with label mates F*%K THE FACTS, STRONG INTENTION and more. A complete listing of MISERY INDEX tour dates can be found here.

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