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Below is our complete Dead Horse Trauma 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.

Dead Horse Trauma Cancels Tonight's Show

Dead Horse Trauma has issued the following announcement about canceling tonight's Spring Lake Park, Minnesota show due to weather conditions:

"This is probably worst post I've had to write. The interstate north of us is closed in multiple places preventing us from making it to Minnesota. The governor has just declared it a national emergency. Everyone had been instructed to stay off these roads.

"This is the first show DHT has ever had to cancel. We are sorry and we will be back up there to rock your Minnesotan faces as soon as we can.

"Unfortunately this also means we won't be making it to Fargo either as we've flown in our engineer for studio time Sunday.

"The last thing we want to do is let down any of our fans, we're sorry we won't be joining you, but there is still an amazing line up we encourage our fans to go see." More...

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Dead Horse Trauma Posts New Music Video

Des Moines’ rockers Dead Horse Trauma have released a music video for “Reckoning Day,” which is the first single off their new album "Vi Ops" (set to release 04/20/2013). The video was filmed in Des Moines, IA under the direction of H&Y Design. Check out the clip below. The track listing for Vi-Ops is as follows:

1. The Murder of Crows
2. Mockingbird
3. Reckoning Day
4. The Virus
5. Coercion
6. The Head of The Snake
7. VDa
8. Menticide
9. Daffodils More...

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Dead Horse Trauma To Broadcast New Album Online

Locusic.com, THC : MUSIC, and Dead Horse Trauma have teamed up to broadcast the World premiere of the band's new release, "Vi-Ops," in its entirety before the official release on April 20th, 2013.

Hosted by Des Moines radio personality Benny Black from New Rock 105.1, the hour-long event will be broadcast at this location on February 17th, 2013, with special thanks to the support of Locusic.com, Crave Tattoo, inc, Wayback Records, H&Y Designs, OKTOthreads.com and Color Works Tattoo. For more info, visit the Facebook event page here.

Dead Horse Trauma will release "Vi-Ops" on April 20th, 2013 through 660 Records and distributed by THC: MUSIC via Ingrooves/Fontana. The album was recorded at 660 Studios inside the band's native Des Moines, Iowa with producers Donnie Mengwasser (Curse of Hail, Mindrite, The Boston Hellmask) and Ari Mihalopoulos (Destrophy and Otep) at the helm.

Dead Horse Trauma has confirmed the band will be kicking off a Spring tour in February, 2013 where the group will debut "Vi-Ops" tracks to audiences throughout the Midwest. DHT has also confirmed a 4/20 hometown CD release celebration with special guests Nuisance (MN) and Pinwheel (MN). Vocalist and songwriter Eric Davidson, states “We're going to bring them the best Dead Horse Trauma show they've ever seen. Get ready. It begins soon…"

The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Dead Horse Trauma Reveals New Album Details

Iowa act Dead Horse Trauma will release new album "Vi-Ops" on April 20th, 2013. "Vi-Ops" will be independently released via 660 Records and distributed by THC: MUSIC via Ingrooves/Fontana. The album was recorded at 660 Studios inside the band's native Des Moines with producers Donnie Mengwasser (Curse of Hail, Mindrite, The Boston Hellmask) and Ari Mihalopoulos (Destrophy and Otep) at the helm.

Dead Horse Trauma is sharing a free download of "Vi-Ops" track "Coercion," at this location, giving listeners a sneak peak at the band's evolution since previous release, 2011’s "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus" (reviewed here).

The bands second full-length album, "THC," debuted at #6 on CMJ’s “Most Added” chart, and has received national airplay through college and commercial stations nationwide. Sold nationwide by the Hot Topic chain, the first single “Disbelief” featured Myke Terry (of Bury Your Dead fame).

Recorded in late 2012, "Vi-Ops" takes Dead Horse Trauma to a new level of creativity and overall sound. The band states, “We’ve worked harder than ever and the results are obvious that this will be our best release to date; all killer and no filler. Six songs that are going to grab you and move you, whether its emotionally or physically. This release has bigger riffs, bigger vocals, and an overall highly polished and original sound.” More...

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Dead Horse Trauma To Play Stone Sour Release Show

On October 28th, 2012 Stone Sour will be hosting an intimate release party for latest CD "House of Gold and Bones Part 1" at Wooly’s in downtown Des Moines, IA. Stone Sour has chosen to reach out to fellow Des Moines band Dead Horse Trauma to kick off the festivities.

Dead Horse Trauma has been touring the Midwest promoting the band's most recent release “Tellus Hodiernus Caducus” (reviewed here) and was featured on Lazer 103.3’s annual Lazerfest Events in both 2010 and 2012. The band made the announcement about opening Stone Sour's release event while on stage during an opening gig for Hed P.E. on October 17th. The following press release was issued about the currently unsigned act:

"Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, Dead Horse Trauma is a regime of 5 men. The group showcases a unique, militant, well-articulated metal sound. Its plague-like pandemic of die-hard fans and nationally recognized achievements are only rivaled by the insane energy-packed live shows showering the region.

"Since the band’s conception in 2006, Dead Horse Trauma has worked persistently and the hard work shows through their many accomplishments. Dead Horse Trauma dominated Lazer103.3’s LazerFest Battle of the Bands with the majority of 9000 votes and aggressively took 1st place allowing them to take part in Iowa’s largest music event in history. Along with their new album THC being sold in Hot Topics nationwide, the band has been featured in magazines and publications such as Revolver, Hollywood Music Magazine, Juice, CityView, Lyric X-press, and continues to gather attention from all over the world."

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Metal Bands Thank Our Veterans

Today in the U.S. we celebrate Memorial Day, which honors the men and women in our armed services and those who have given their lives to protect us. Metal bands across the U.S. have been commenting on the holiday, and here you can see a variety of statements posted online from different groups.


To all our veterans, young and old, and to all actively deployed U.S. troops, thank you so much for the sacrifices made on our behalf both for this generation, those before us, and the ones yet to come. Enjoy your freedoms today and time with friends and family, for that freedom came at an unimaginable cost. So, once again, thank you Vets!!! We honor you all today and give you our support and appreciation.


We appreciated and respect EVERY Veteran every where, go thank a Veteran today.


We at Castle Dischordia would like to thank the brave men and women (and their families) who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Thank you.

Scythe Of Dante

For all the soldiers that fought and died for both you and I, We salute you.

Alekhine's Gun

Take time today to remember those who sacrifice for country and cause. Remember those who do the hard work of the armed forces when they're tired, when their family lives are taxed, and when things look darkest. Thank you all.

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Pit Stories: Don't Steal Your Roommate's Liquor

Each week we chat up bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite pit stories and tales from live shows. This week's story of alcohol induced mayhem comes courtesy of Dead Horse Trauma, which recently released the new album "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus" (reviewed here). Below is vocalist Eric Davidson's retelling of a fan's run in with the police at a show in Fargo.

First thing that comes to mind was a show at The Nestor Tavern in Fargo, ND. We didn't know it at the time, but we were having some really uncomfortable conversations with this shady drunk guy, who had minutes before stabbed his roommate for taking his liquor. I didn't notice the blood on his shirt while he was talking to me, but my band mates saw it. Cops were swarming the house next to the venue, and eventually this guy ended up getting slammed against the back of our RV and arrested. Made for some sweet footage that we used on our video for "No Recollection."

Dead Horse Trauma has also recently posted the "Disbelief" music video, and you can find Metalunderground.com's interview with the band about the new album and video at this location.

Check back again next Tuesday as we continue to share more pit stories from metal fans and musicians.

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Dead Horse Trauma Posts "Disbelief" Clip

Dead Horse Trauma has posted a video clip online for the song "Disbelief," which features Myke Terry (ex-Bury Your Dead). You can check out the clip below. The song is taken off the band's new album "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus."

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Dead Horse Trauma To Play Lazerfest

Iowa's Dead Horse Trauma has issued the following statement about performing at the upcoming Lazerfest:

"Dead Horse Trauma will play Lazerfest! Thanks to all of your help, we took first place in the Lazer103.3 LazerFest Battle of The Bands. We will now be on the 'Avoid the Stork' stage @ noon! Our label mates Mindrite will be on the 'Scion' stage (how appropriate..lol). This will be, by far, the biggest show we've had to pleasure of taking part of. We truly appreciate all of your time voting, getting others to vote, and just plain telling your friends about our band."

The upcoming Dead Horse Trauma tour dates are as follows:

5/16/2010 LAZERFEST, Indianola, IA
5/22 2010 Up By 1 Fairfield, Iowa, US
6/12 2010 South40 Bike Rally Leon, Iowa, US
6/26 2010 The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa, US
7/9 2010 Roberts w/ NUISANCE Mounds View, Minnesota , US
7/16 2010 The Black Hawk Lake Summer Water Carnival (The Beach) Lake View, IA
7/17 2010 w/ Verdict @ The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa, US
7/23 2010 Sidekicks Saloon Federal Heights, Colorado , US
7/24 2010 REX Lounge Denver, Colorado , US
8/28 2010 The Canopy Club w/ Verdict Urbana, Illinois , US

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Dead Horse Trauma Announces New Tour Dates

Iowa's Dead Horse Trauma have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

3/24 2010 UNEARTH, CARNIFEX, and more @ The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4/10 2010 w/ Junk Poet @ Headliners Ames, Iowa
5/1 2010 w/ INDEX CASE @ the House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa
5/22 2010 Up By 1 Fairfield, Iowa
6/12 2010 South40 Bike Rally Leon, Iowa
6/26 2010 The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa
7/17 2010 / Verdict @ The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa

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Dead Horse Trauma Posts Album Teaser Trailer

Dead Horse Trauma has posted a brief teaser trailer online for their latest album "Infestation." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Dead Horse Trauma Issues Band Update

Dead Horse Trauma have issued the following end-of-year update:

"Hey, hope you had a great Holiday season. We just wanted to let you know what's been going on w/ us.

"1st: The 2010 Snow Ball: January 8th, we are playing this HUGE show w/ Destrophy, Mindrite, Index Case, and The Boston Hellmask at Peoples Court right here in Des Moines. It will be the first time that these 5 bands will share a stage making it a totally kick-ass line-up. This will be Destrophy's first show in Iowa since being signed by Victory Records. Mindrite will be debuting some new material off of their upcoming CD coming out soon. Index Case will also be debuting some new material and this will be The Boston Hellmask's first show in a while. All of these bands put on a hell of a show and this is sure to be packed, so to avoid having to wait outside in the cold, we are selling tickets in advance. Send us a message to GET YOUR TICKET, and we'll either mail them or personally deliver them to you. They're only $10 (vs. $15 at the door) so click here and GET YOURS NOW!

"2nd: Dead Horse Trauma will be featured as one of the the program's first bands of 2010 on Unsigned and Unleashed on Rock108 JANUARY 2nd (starts @ 11:59pm). We will be discussing some of the things we've been working on and some of what we have planned for 2010. Call 1-800-234-KFMW while we're on the air and show love. 3rd: You can buy our new CD, Infestation via iTunes or CDbaby. Get it now!"

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Dead Horse Trauma To Play Snow Ball

Dead Horse Trauma have been confirmed for the Snow Ball 2010 which will take place on Janaury 8th at Peoples on Court Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. The other confirmed bands for the all ages show include Destrophy, Mindrite, Index Case, and The Boston Hellmask. Samples of Dead Horse Trauma's music can be found at their official MySpace page.

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Dead Horse Trauma Changes Tour Date Venue

Seth Peters of Dead Horse Trauma has issued the following update about changing the venue for their upcoming "Infestation" CD release party on November 28th:

"Hey all, just a quick update on Dead Horse Trauma's CD release party in Lake View, IA. The concert has been moved due to circumstances beyond our control. Conveniently the show has been moved just right across the street. That’s right, were playing inside town hall. It will be on the second floor of the community building DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION. Signs will be posted so no worries on how to find the concert hall. This will be the only change to the concert, same great line-up, same great price, and a great opportunity to see the finest talent around. So know that I've explained that, let’s get down to how this took place.

"Have you ever been discriminated against because of your age or who you are? We obviously have. There was an agreement made between our booking agent and the Lake View American Legion Hall to rent out their building; the price was given, the agreement was made, and the date was set. I go visit the venue and check out the aesthetics, still no problem. Then they start seeing the posters and see the media coverage and now there's an issue. Here's what they came at me with: Issue 1.) Alcohol....to which we replied no problem, dry party, we will serve cookies and milk if that pleases you...Issue 2,) Too many people...to which we replied, ‘what is the fire marshal code on the building...’...they had the nerve to tell me they didn't know, which makes any event that they hold there AGAINST THE LAW, yet they continue to hold their own events.... so they have someone come and take measurements telling us that they would know immediately by putting the measurements into a formula provided by the fire marshal himself. More...

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Dead Horse Trauma Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

Dead Horse Trauma has posted a video teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "Infestation," which can be viewed below. "Infestation" will be released on November 6th. Dead Horse Trauma's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

9/26 Back In The Day MetalFest Newton, Iowa
11/7 Grinnell CD Release party @ The Eagle’s Club Grinnell, Iowa
11/8 The Garage on 105.1FM ChannelQ Ames Listening Area, Iowa
11/14 Des Moines CD Release party @ The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa More...

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