Band Photo: Misery Index (?)
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.
COVENANCE, the new band formed by ex-DYING FETUS singer Vince Matthews and former MISERY INDEX members Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (also ex-DYING FETUS), have uploaded their entire April 2005 three-song demo to their MySpace.com page. The tracks available for download are as follows: "Narcotic", "Ravaging the Pristine" and "Assimilate".
The group, whose sound is being described as "melodic, brutal death metal" and unlike that of either DYING FETUS or MISERY INDEX, will soon launch their official web site, www.covenance.com.
Misery Index are scheduled for the following dates:
5/16/05 Guelph, ONT - The Shadow
5/17/05 Barrie, ONT - Foundation
5/18/05 Hamiliton, ONT - Underground
5/19/05 Sarnia, ONT - Trinity Lounge
5/20/05 London, ONT - Embassy Hotel
5/21/05 Oshawa, ONT - The Dungeon
5/22/05 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door
5/23/05 New York City, NY - The Knitting Factory
5/24/05 Providence, RI - Hall On Smith St
5/25/05 Wallingford, CT - Cherry Street Station
5/26/05 Pittsburgh, PA - The Roboto Project
5/27/05 Philadelphia, PA - The Speakeasy
5/28/05 White Marsh, MD - House Of Rock
COVENANCE is the name of a brand-new band formed by ex-DYING FETUS singer Vince Matthews and former MISERY INDEX members Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (also ex-DYING FETUS). The group, whose sound is being described as "melodic, brutal death metal" and unlike that of either DYING FETUS or MISERY INDEX, have just completed work on their first demo. An official web site, covenance.com, will contain additional information regarding the band's touring plans.
Misery Index have apparently been dropped from the upcoming Deicide, Immolation, Skinless, and With Passion tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late-May. According to the band, they've "summarily booted" from the tour "due to persistent issues and problems over the last few months with the booking agent." Instead, look for Misery Index on the road in the Northeast with Magrudergrind and Rotten Sound in late-May.
IMMOLATION will be touring as direct support to Deicide on their tour in late May/June. Immolation will be touring in support of their latest album, Harnessing Ruin, which features the recording debut of drummer Steve Shalaty, and the band’s most crushing yet clear production to date, compliments of longtime producer Paul Orofino. When asked about the tour and the release of the group's latest masterpiece, Harnessing Ruin, the band could hardly hide their enthusiasm.
"We are really excited about the release of Harnessing Ruin. It is the darkest, heaviest and most emotionally charged album we have ever done!! We are also really looking forward to the upcoming tour with Deicide. Together, along with Skinless, Misery Index, and With Passion, we are all going to crush the US and Canada!!! For us this will be our most extensive run through Canada, so we are really interested in checking out the mid western areas that we have not been able to hit in the past! Prepare for one of the most devastating tours of the year!"
Here's a list of confirmed tour dates so far: More...
The set times have been revealed for this year's Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place May 28th and 29th at the House Of Rock in White Marsh, MD. They are as follows:
Saturday, May 28 - Doors at 1 PM
SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH - 1:30 - 2:00
PROPHECY - 2:15 - 2:45
KILL THE CLIENT - 3:00 - 3:30
WARSCARS - 3:45 - 4:15
ROTTENNESS - 4:30 - 5:00
LORD GORE - 5:15 - 5:45
MISERY INDEX - 6:00 - 6:30
PIG DESTROYER - 6:45 - 7:15
LENG TCH'E - 7:30 - 8:10
WORMED - 8:25 - 9:05
GRONIBARD - 9:20 - 10:00
ABSCESS - 10:15 - 10:55
REGURGITATE - 11:10 - 11:50
CRYPTOPSY - 12:10 - end of show
Sunday, May 29 - Doors at 1 PM
AMOEBIC DYSENTERY - 1:30 - 2:00
DESPISED ICON - 2:15 - 2:45
XXX MANIAK - 3:00 - 3:30
SPLATTERHOUSE - 3:45 - 4:15
ION DISSONANCE - 4:30 - 5:00
BODIES LAY BROKEN - 5:15 - 5:45
GHOUL - 6:00 - 6:30
CAPHARNAUM - 6:45 - 7:15
ROTTEN SOUND - 7:30 - 8:10
BIRDFLESH - 8:25 - 9:05
ABORTED - 9:20 - 10:00
IMPALED - 10:15 - 10:55
GENERAL SURGERY - 11:10 - 11:50
IMMOLATION - 12:10 - end of show
The following are the tour dates for Misery Index's tour dates with Suffocation:
2/23/05 Opera House – Toronto, ON
2/25/05 Jester´s Pub – Fayeteville, NC
2/26/05 Thunderdome – Belt, MD
2/27/05 Planet Rock – Jacksonville, NC
3/30/05 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
3/31/05 Wilson Ruritan – Hagerstown, MD
4/21/05 Fletcher´s – Belt, MD
4/22/05 The Beegle – Frostburg, MD
4/23/05 KC´s – Fredericksburg, VA
4/29/05 Red Hook – Brooklyn, NY
5/28/05 House Of Rock – White Marah, MD
5/29/05 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
5/30/05 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York City, NY
5/31/05 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
6/1/05 Saragota Winners – Cohoes, NY
6/2/05 L' Imperial – Quebec City, QC
6/3/05 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
6/4/05 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
6/5/05 Joes On Wood St – Chicago, IL
6/7/05 Ascot Room – Minnesota, MN
6/8/05 Pyramid – Winnipeg, MB
6/9/05 Riddel Center – Regina, SK
6/10/05 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AL
6/11/05 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
6/13/05 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
6/14/05 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/15/05 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
6/16/05 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
6/17/05 The Pound At Pier 96 – San Francisco, CA
6/18/05 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
6/19/05 The Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
6/20/05 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
Live pics from the Worcester show on Friday, Feb.18th with MISERY INDEX, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEHEMOTH and SUFFOCATION are now uploaded. Check them out at the Gallery section.
Review of the show can be found here.
Hypocrisy, Mnemic and Misery Index are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany.
The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
End of Green
Heaven Shall Burn
My Darkest Hate
Path of Golconda
It turns out that The Palladium in Worcester, MA has a hidden gem that has somehow eluded my attention before. "Upstairs" is a 350- capacity room with atmosphere and sound that "downstairs" comes close to but fails to top. I'm not sure if it was the size of the venue or the fans, or maybe both, but this show felt so much... intimate and heartfelt. The bands too felt these emotions floating in the air and responded accordingly. It was one of those nights when you get this awe-inspiring feeling that you belong to the metal community. More...
CEPHALIC CARNAGE and VOMIT REMNANTS are no longer on the bill for the Maryland Death Fest 2005, which is set to take place May 28th and 29th at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD. Replacing them on the bill is MISERY INDEX and PIG DESTROYER.
The final confirmed band list is as follows: MISERY INDEX, PIG DESTROYER, IMMOLATION, CRYPTOPSY, GENERAL SURGERY, REGURGITATE, ABSCESS, IMPALED, BIRDFLESH, ROTTEN SOUND, WORMED, GRONIBARD, ABORTED, CAPHARNAUM, LENG TCH'E, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, GHOUL, LORD GORE, ROTTENNESS, BODIES LAY BROKEN, SPLATTERHOUSE, XXX MANIAK, DESPISED ICON, KILL THE CLIENT, ION DISSONANCE, PROPHECY, WARSCARS, SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH, AMOEBIC DYSENTERY.
Advanced tickets are now available at marylanddeathfest.com.
Birmingham's fathers of grindcore, Napalm Death, kickoff their 36-date North American tour tonight with their headlining show in Toronto, Canada. The first eight dates the band performs with Misery Index, and the remaining dates take the band across the U.S. with Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm, and Goatwhore.
Always outspoken about politics, Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway had this to say about the elections:
If Bush gets voted in for another term, people really need to take a long, hard look at themselves. With Bush back in power, there'll be more unjustified military intervention, more shitty healthcare provisions for the poor, a country mired further in religious dogma etc. Not to mention seeing more of Jeb Bush's fat head on TV. On the other hand, the Democrats don't offer a real alternative. They're very close to the Republicans on a few issues, which is disappointing. I noted how some of the anti-war advocates in the Democratic Party were silenced quite early on. The crazy thing is that voting for the Green Party guy Ralph Nader is considered a pointless exercise, where as he is one of the only people to offer radical thinking. Based purely on his thoughts, I would probably go for Nader if I was an American.
That said, I think the whole system needs an overhaul. That whole 'vote-rig' thing by the Republicans in Florida last time was such a farce, people outside of the U.S. just could not believe that Americans would let something like that pass. I find it really amusing that the Republicans cast themselves as pillars of honesty when everything they do is steeped in corruption and self-interest. Similarly, I lived through Thatcher's ruthless conservatism in Britain, and I would not want to go through it again.
Napalm Death released their Century Media debut, "Leaders Not Followers: Part 2" on October 5.
The band's full North American tour itinerary: More...
Misery Index and Neuraxis will be touring Canada together briefly late this month. Here are the dates:
10/28 Rimouski, QC @ Pavillion Agricole
10/29 New Richmond, QC @ TBA
10/30 Campbelton, NB @ Paramount
10/31 Halifax, NS @ Pavilion
11/1 Moncton, NB @ The Manhatten
11/2 Charlottetown, PEI @ House Of Rock
11/3 Fredericton, NB @ TBA
11/4 Fredericton, NB @ The Elk's Club
Misery Index, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-Dying Fetus) and Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-Dying Fetus, M.O.D.), are looking for a second guitarist to join the group on tour next year. "Ability to play all metal-related styles (death, grind, black, thrash, etc.), and availability to tour at any time are essential," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Also, lack of a criminal record (for crossing international borders) and willingness to relocate are important. We also would prefer a guitarist who can do vocals as well, and touring/recording experience is a plus. Anyone interested please get in touch at MIBooking@aol.com. METAL!!!..."
Upcoming Misery Index tour dates:
Oct. 28 - La Pocatière, QC - TBA
Oct. 30 - Campbellton, NB - TBA
Oct. 31 - Halifax, NS - Pavilion
Nov. 04 - Fredericton, NB - Elk's Club
Nov. 28 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre (w/ Napalm Death)
Jan. 07 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance (w/ Suffocation)
Jan. 08 - Farmingdale, NY - Downtown (w/ Suffocation)
More Canadian dates, as well as more dates with Suffocation, will be announced soon.
Misery Index, of Baltimore, Maryland, featuring former Dying Fetus vocalist, lyricist, and bassist Jason Netherton and former Dying Fetus, M.O.D. and Fear Of God guitarist Sparky Voyles, are hitting the road this summer/fall.
8/27 Captain Tee’s - Harrisonburg, VA
8/28 Sudsy Malone’s - Cincinnati, OH
8/29 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/30 Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS w/ All That Remains
8/31 Climax Lounge - Denver, CO
9/2 Musichead Record Store - Medford, OR
9/3 Conan’s - Portland, OR
9/4 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
9/5 Studio Z - San Francisco, CA (Three Days of Darkness Fest)
9/6 Arts in Action - Los Angeles, CA
9/7 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
9/8 Showcase Theater - Corona, CA
9/9 Surges - El Paso, TX
9/10 Lonestar Park/GPX Park - Dallas, TX (DFW Metalfest)
9/11 International Ballroom - Houston, TX (Texas Murderfest)
9/12 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
9/13 516 Soundstage - Shreveport, LA w/ Cattle Decapitation
9/14 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
9/16 Swayze’s - Marietta, GA
9/17 Limelight - Myrtle Beach, SC
9/18 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
9/19 Hartley’s House of Rock - High Point, NC
10/17 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD (Pig Destroyer CD release show)
10/20 Club Rocket – Toronto, ON
10/21 Babylon – Ottawa, ON
10/22 Foufones Electriques – Montreal, QC
10/23 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/24 B.B. King’s – New York, NY
10/26 Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
11/5 Maquisart - Trois-Rivieres,QC, Canada (Trois-Riveres Metalfest)
11/6 Petit Theatre du Vieux Noranda - Rouyn, QC, Canada
Misery Index guitarist Bruce Greig quit the band last week for undisclosed reasons. Former guitarist/vocalist Mike Harrison will be filling in temporarily for the band's upcoming tour dates.
Metal bands Kataklysm, Misery Index, Cannae, and Through The Discipline will be touring the U.S. throughout the month of May. Here's the schedule: More...
The set times have been revealed for this years Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD on May 29th and 30th. Times are: More...
According to their official website, MISERY INDEX have split with drummer Matt Byers "after 2 great years together." According to the posting, the band says that "Matt has decided himself to move on and do other things in life, and we respect his decision, metal will miss yet another great drummer. Nevertheless, Misery Index will be moving ahead and today is seeking a replacement immediately, to fulfill upcoming (and developing) tour dates from May through August, as well as someone to eventually become a permanent member. It is also a plus if you have (or can obtain) a passport, touring experience, and no felonies (for the Canadian and other borders). Drummers who have the interest and ability please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other news the video for 'The Great Depression' is nearing completion and will be hitting the air in the near future- til then CHEERS!"
Kataklysm, Misery Index, Cannae and Through The Discipline will be teaming up for a tour dubbed "No More Serenity", and will be presented by Metal Maniacs. The tour will start on April 30th at the New England Hardcore And Metal Festival, with the other tour dates to be announced.
In related news, Kataklysm, Malevolent Creation and Dew-Scented have been confirmed for the Up From The Ground Open Air festival, set to be held August 27-28 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany.