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Below is our complete Warbeast 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.

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Warbeast Gears Up For U.S. Trek

The Texas thrash behemoths from Warbeast are readying for a live takeover with a slew of one-off shows through their homestate and beyond throughout the Spring and Summer months.

The festivities commence this Friday in San Antonio at Fitzgerald's. The following evening, the band will bring sonic devastation to the Welcome To Hell Fest 2015 in Houston alongside Deadhorse, Poor Dumb Bastards and more.

The latest bout of live mayhem finds Warbeast with an updated lineup featuring newest recruits, second guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud (stepson of vocalist Bruce Corbitt), two young, thirsty Lonestar thrash heads and longtime Warbeast devotees.

Comments Corbitt, "We are back with a new lineup and we're ready to hit the stage again doing what we do best, that is to kick some ass Texas thrash style! We are also busy working on some new songs and talking about entering the studio sometime in August to record this deadly new material. I'm anxious to start this next chapter of WARBEAST. It will be memorable, I can guarantee everyone that much!" More...

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Warbeast Brings On New Guitarist And Bassist

Lineup changes are nothing new for Texas thrash outfit Warbeast: the band has proven its resiliency over the years by simply reloading and continuing on.

The Housecore Records Recording artist has once again added some new weaponry to its arsenal. This time Warbeast has chosen to bring in some young bloods. Drummer Joey Gonzalez elaborates:

"2 young guns with a fire-in-their-bellies and hungry for thrash. It’s humbling and refreshing for me to work with two dedicated individuals ready and eager to hit the road and continue the tradition of thrash."

Drew Shoup (20-years-old) is now the band’s 2nd guitarist, and he comments: “Warbeast is one of the tightest, most energetic bands I've ever heard. I am very excited to be a part of what they do.”

Lyric Ferchaud (17-years-old) will take over the bass duties and proclaims: “I've watched the band become who they are and to be a part of that is pure excellence. I feel that joining this band will keep 'The Beast' alive as it should always be, and lead to even more powerful thrash metal than before.” More...

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Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 3

A good night’s sleep and mild weather helped me catch a second wind on the fifth consecutive day of metal concerts. I watched NWOBHM legends Satan at Beerland on Wednesday, the day before HHFF kick-off party. The sun’s rays dimmed just a little due to Superjoint Ritual backdrop and a breeze gave us some relief while catching the bands on the Midway stage. For me, today’s activities didn’t start there, though, it started at the Grindhouse tent located around the side of Emo’s. More...

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces Day Schedule

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, has just released individual day tickets! On a tight schedule? Dying to see that one special band? Mean old boss won't let you have the whole weekend off? Never fear, HHFF is here for you! It’s all going down at Emo’s in Austin, TX, right before Halloween, between the unhallowed dates of October 23-26, 2014; tickets for each show are now available, as well as the Combo and Music badges. More...

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Housecore Horror Announces Special TCM Luncheon

Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!

On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...

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Superjoint Ritual Added To Housecore Horror Fest

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, has already released several huge jaw-dropping bands and film events for this year’s lineup.

The event features the Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of the surviving cast members of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, including “Leatherface” himself, Gunnar Hansen; a TXCM 2 reunion with the cast including Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley; and a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance by the legendary Glenn Danzig of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain.

Now, they’ve returned for their biggest announcement yet, the return of Philip Anselmo’s legendary band, Superjoint. More...

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Warbeast Posts "Birth Of A Psycho" Video

Warbeast is currently writing brand new songs for a forthcoming album, and last week the band treated hometown fans to a free show.

The thrash band also filmed a live video during this highly-energetic performance. Watch Warbeast playing "Birth of a Psycho" from the "War Of The Gargantuas" split EP that was released on Housecore Records back in 2013.

The clip was filmed live at the Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill in Dallas, Texas on July 30th, 2014. It was directed and edited by Brady Tulk and produced by Johnny Zero-Forever.

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Samhain Added to Housecore Horror Film Festival

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, already released a slew of jaw-dropping additions to this year's lineup, and have now returned with an even bigger announcement.

They are very proud to welcome on board the legendary Glenn Danzig, who will treat fans to a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain! More...

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces First Bands

Housecore Horror Film Festival has announced its first round of bands for 2014 set for October 23-26 in Austin, Texas. The second annual horror-and-metal festival will include Satyricon, Eyehategod, Macabre, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Warbeast, Portal, Wizards of Gore (surviving Rigor Mortis members), Ringworm, KEN Mode, SubRosa and many others. Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will host the event. More...

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Digmetalworld Records Announces New Compilation

NY based metal music distributor DigMetalWorld Records has announced that its fifth compilation album is called "Volume V: The Devil You Don't Know" and will be available on Monday November 11th, 2013 via the label's website here.

The new compilation album will be available for free download and it will include metal bands from Chile, Brazil, USA and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. ATOMIC HEAD (I Want You) (Chile)
2. PIROSAINT (Tonight) (US)
3. DYNAHEAD (Abiogenesis) (Brazil)
4. DESECRATED SPHERE (Departure from the Flesh) (Brazil)
4. DEMENCIA (Overload My Blood) (Chile)
5. G.E.N. (Farewell) (Chile)
6. NAIOTH (Mental Walls) (Chile)
7. FUKA (Cierra Los Ojos) (Chile)
8. SILVERJACK (El Control) (Chile)
9. MIERDASTER (Infierno) (Chile)
10. WARBREAT (Hell Fire) (Chile)
11. MALDITO (Mutilation of the soul) (Chile)
12. MERIDIAN (Meridian) (Chile)
13. MINDPATH (Neverending) (Chile)
14. THE GARDNERZ (Exiting Reality Pt.1) (Sweden)
15. SACRED OATH (Snake Eyes) (US)

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Warbeast Cancels Shreveport Show

Warbeast has posted the following message online about canceling an upcoming tour dates due to a death in the family:

"Unfortunately Warbeast will have to cancel our show in Shreveport on Friday. Our guitarist Scott Shelby will have to fly to Florida immediately after our show in New Orleans so he can attend his grandmothers funeral. Hopefully everyone will understand and we will try to make up this show asap."

Warbeast's upcoming tour dates are:

Aug 20 Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Author & Punisher at The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
Aug 22 Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Author & Punisher at Tipitina's New Orleans, LA
Sep 07 Leon's Lounge Oklahoma City, OK

Warbeast is performing in support of the "Destroy" album, released earlier this year. Check out the band's "Blood Moon" video below. More...

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Warbeast Denied Entry To Canada, Seeking New Shows

Warbeast will be touring with Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals later this summer, but the band has now checked in with the following announcement about seeking replacement dates for the planned Canadian shows:

"Because Warbeast is unable to get into Canada (please don’t ask why)… we are obviously not able to do the 2 Canadian dates with Phil’s new solo band on our upcoming tour with them in August.

"So we are still looking to add a show or 2 or 3 on those off dates. So if any promoters, bands or whoever out there can help us with booking something… please let us know. The dates we have open are August 10th, 11th and 12th.

"The shows would have to be somewhere between Royal Oak Michigan (Detroit) and Worcester Massachusetts. So please don’t start offering any shows that are too far out of that route. Look it up on a map if you have to see if it is something that would work for us. Areas like in Ohio or upstate New York might work. I guess if we can’t book anything on those dates we will have a mini-vacation during the tour… which means we will just have to party our asses off… haha!" More...

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Philip Anselmo Announces New Tour Dates

Philip H. Anselmo will take to the road for his first-ever solo tour, "Technicians of Distortion," which will kick off July 31st in Tulsa, OK.

On this tour, Anselmo will be joined by his back up band The Illegals - guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and Jose Manual Gonzalez on drums. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 23rd.

The Technicians of Distortion tour is in support of Anselmo's upcoming solo release, "Walk Through Exits Only," due out July 16th (Housecore Records/Megaforce) and will take the group to a total of sixteen markets over a three-week period.

Warbeast, which is signed to Anselmo's Housecore Record label and just released new album "Destroy" (produced by Anselmo), along with industrial doom and drone metal one-man band Author and Punisher, will provide support on all dates.

"It is an incredible pleasure to do my first solo tour with my brothers in Warbeast and to introduce the mighty Author and Punisher to the Extreme Music audience properly," said Anselmo. "This is a killer program of insane variety, so come out and support the gigs!"

The confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Warbeast Issues Tour Update

Warbeast has been on the road in support of latest album "Destroy," but the band posted a message online yesterday about being stranded in Kansas due to a van breakdown. Warbeast has now checked in with the following update:

"So we are still in Overland Park, Kansas. We won't be able to make the Nashville show tonight either. Scott and Bobby went to where the Van was parked at mechanic shop.

"They think it's a clogged muffler, but they didn't have the parts to fix it. So they are getting it towed to a muffler shop right now. Once the van is fixed we will start the 14 hour drive to Greenville, South Carolina to finish the rest of the tour.

"We will be be forced to checkout of our hotel in about an hour and just have to wait outside somewhere with our bags until the van is fixed. Our spirits are still high and we are determined to finish this tour no matter what. There's just the 5 band members left to do everything from this point on. But we will make it some how. Sucks that Casey has to spend his Birthday like this... but he's not bitching about it.

"Thanks to everyone that has been trying to help us through this ordeal... it really means a lot to us!!!" More...

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Warbeast's Van Breaks Down

Warbeast has checked in with the following update about breaking down on the road during tour:

"Warbeast stranded in Kansas... Van broke down 3 times. Had to cancel Tulsa... we apologize! But we were broken down on highway 3 times. Got towed... 3 different mechanics thought they fixed it and it would just break down again.

"Now everything is closed until Monday and they can't work on it until then. Plus we couldn't find a another van to rent yet because of everything closed around us. We can only hope something happens for us to continue this tour."

Warbeast released new album "Destroyer" earlier this month. Check out the band's new music video for "Blood Moon" in the player below. More...

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Warbeast Posts New Music Video

Texas thrashers Warbeast posted the first music video for the new album "Destroy," for the track "Blood Moon." The album was just released last week in Europe and is scheduled for an April 12th drop in the USA.

The video was directed by directed by Mike Holderbeast of Cement Level Studios NOLA. It was filed on location in New Orleans with special effects by Molly Federline. It features Scott Shelby, Amber Michelle and Sarah Vaz.

Check out "Blood Moon" here:

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Warbeast Premieres New Song Online

U.S. thrashers Warbeast have premiered a new song from forthcoming album "Destroy," which is due out April 12th, 2013. Check out the track "Nobody" at Metal.de here.

"Destroy" was produced by Philip H. Anselmo and engineered by Stephen "The Big Fella" Berrigan. The album artwork and concept were designed by “Carcass” John Fossum with graphic and technical adviser John Deleon. Check out the art below. A CD release show for "Destroy" will take place at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX on April 6th, 2013. More...

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Warbeast Shooting New Music Video

Warbeast's new album "Destroy" will hit stores and digital retailers on April 2nd, 2013 via Housecore Records. The band has now checked in with the following announcement about also shooting a new music video:

"Warbeast will be shooting our next video this weekend. It will be for the song 'Blood Moon' which will be on the upcoming album 'Destroy.' Mike Holderbeast will be doing the video and everyone will be able to see if before the album is released on April 2nd. If you haven't already guessed by the title... the song is about Werewolves."

Warbeast will be hitting the road with Wilson and Gwar in April. Details are available at this location. More...

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Wilson Joining Warbeast On Tour

Wilson will be embarking on a tour with Gwar and Warbeast this coming April, with dates available below. The following press release was also issued about Wilson:

"The growl of chain saws making firewood of fifty foot pines. That's Wilson. The howling of a pack of wolves battling a rabid moose. That's Wilson. The panting, gasping breaths of a smoke break 'nooner.' That's fucking Wilson. The citation for a noise violation... that's just where the party begins.

"If all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, then all party and no bullshit have made Wilson juggernauts. For the past few years Wilson has transformed shows into parties, and concerts into riots throughout the Midwest. Wilson has not only held their own, but raised the bar for how much fun live music can be.

"Now Wilson is ready to take their party to the road, heading out on the 'Fate or Chaos' North American tour with Mutant Overlords GWAR and Warbeast. The tour is set to kick off April 10th in Tucson, AZ and will run through April 25th in Jacksonville, FL. Tickets for all the dates are on sale now."

Chad Nicefield Vocalist/Weirdo Beardo commented on the upcoming "Fate or Chaos" tour: "We are extremely excited and honored to be supporting the legendary GWAR this April! Wilson cannot wait for all the fuckery to unveil itself on the road with these scumdogs!" More...

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Warbeast Announces Fill-In Bassist

Warbeast is pleased to announce that Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) will join the band as a fill-in bassist while on the road this spring with GWAR.

The band’s upcoming tour dates with GWAR and Wilson kick off in Tucson, AZ on April 10th. The 16 day run, dubbed the “Fate or Chaos Tour,” will continue through the month of April until it closes in Jacksonville, FL on April 25th.

Warbeast vocalist Bruce Corbitt states, “Obviously we are all psyched to have Casey on board for this upcoming tour with GWAR and Wilson. I’ve always respected Casey’s professionalism, abilities and musicianship from our many years together in Rigor Mortis. This will be a natural and comfortable fit for Warbeast. Plus he’s still buds with all of the guys in GWAR, so this tour will be a blast… to say the least."

Casey Orr also adds, “I am very excited to accept the challenge of playing bass for the mighty Warbeast! I'm looking forward to crushing skulls with my brothers in the Beast, and I'm totally stoked to be bringing the thunder on the road this April, supporting my Scumdog family – GWAR. Texas Thrash will Destroy!”

“This by far will be the most solid lineup to date with Casey Orr joining us for this tour. I’ve known him all of my life and it just seems right,” comments Warbeast guitarist Scott Shelby. “Casey is hyped as well, as is the whole band to move on to this new era and continue to Destroy!”

“I’m looking forward to the rhythm section being tighter than ever,” states drummer Joey Gonzalez. “I know Casey will be killer to learn from and jam with." More...

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