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Below is our complete Combichrist 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.

Combichrist Announces New Album

Norwegian-American electronic hard rock/heavy metal group Combichrist returns with an eighth studio album "This is Where Death Begins" on June 3rd via Out of Line Music.

An apocalyptic behemoth of guitars, electronica, infernal drums and dark elemental force, "This is Where Death Begins" was produced by Oumi Kapila (Filter) plus Combichrist's own Andy LaPlegua and mastered by Vlado Meller (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot).

The 15-track album also features guest vocals from Chris Motionless (Motionless in White) and Ariel Levitan (MXMS). Combichrist founder/vocalist Andy LaPlegua comments:

"I finally feel like we came full circle with this album, considering we're all from the punk rock, hardcore and metal backgrounds. After 10 years of electronica in the studio and a full live band, I feel like I captured the live sound and energy. Every style of music that I have done through the last 25 years has some kind of presence on this album."

1. We Are the Plague
2. My Life My Rules
3. Glitchteeth
4. Exit Eternity (feat. Ariel Levitan)
5. Skullcrusher
6. Time Again
7. Destroy Everything
8. Tired of Hating You
9. Don't Care How You Feel About It
10. Blackened Heart
11. Pay to Play (feat. Chris Motionless)
12. Slakt
13. Black Tar Dove Pt.1
14. Black Tar Dove Pt.2
15. Homeward (feat. Ariel Levitan) More...

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Rockstadt Extreme Fest Lineup Announced

If you are planning your Summer vacation and are looking for a place where your favourite bands might have a show, where the beer is outrageously cheap, and the landscape is awesome, you might want to try the lands of Transylvania.

We’re talking about a particular place from this region: Rasnov city, placed in the heart of Romania, near the legendary Castle of Dracula.

Here, an international extreme metal festival is to be held August 12th – 15th 2015: the Rockstadt Extreme Fest. The full ineup includes 45 bands with names such as Moonspell, At The Gates, Marduk, Combichrist, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Carnifex, Taake, Cattle Decapitation, White Walls, Krisiun, Be'lakor, Suicidal Angels, and many more confirmed.

Besides good music, you’ll be able to enjoy urban sports in a special area inside the festival site, see movies in the dedicated outdoor cinema (set-up in collaboration with the Dracula Film Fest), and more. For further details, head over to this location. More...

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Coal Chamber Finishes Album, Announces Tour

After announcing a reunion last month, Coal Chamber has now finished work on a comeback album and will kick off a headlining tour in March with Filter, Combichrist, and American Head Charge.

More dates will still be added, and the currently announced shows are as follows:

3/6: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
3/7: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/8: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand
3/9: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
3/12: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/14: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
3/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3/17: Wichita, KS @ The Cottillion
3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
3/20: Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
3/21: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
3/22: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
3/23: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
3/25: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/26: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/27: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
3/28: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
3/31: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
4/1: Hartford, CT @ The Webster
4/2: Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
4/3: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
4/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
4/7: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
4/8: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
4/9: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/10: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
4/11: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/12: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live More...

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Combichrist Plays Elysium in Austin, Texas

Metal Underground.com has followed Combichrist's recent jaunt over Europe with Mortiis. That tour must have been special with two of the major players in the modern electro-industrial scene. On Friday, May 2nd, I caught Combichrist's mechanized performance at Elysium in Austin, Texas. This tour saw them at the top of the bill with William Control and New Year's Day providing support.

I missed New Year's Day as the concert started at 9 and not 9:30 as the event markers stated. I can't say I'm a fan of their pop-friendly California rock style, but I did hear good things about their performance. Much like the industrialized section of nu metal, the group wore face paint and watching a female singer front a hard rock band is always fun. I wish I could say more about the Anaheim-based group, but for now the You-tube video embedded below will have to suffice.


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Morbid Angel Releasing Dubstep Remixes

On next February 24th (28th in North America), Season of Mist will release a double compilation featuring 39 artists from the Electro / Indus / Dub scene, all remixing a track from Morbid Angel's latest offering "Illud Divinum Insanus" (reviewed here). A trailer for the release is available at this location. The track listing for this 2-disc + digital download card behemoth is as follows:

CD 1:
LAIBACH - I Am Morbid (Wall of Morbid mix)
BRAIN LEISURE - Too Extreme (Black Symphony Edition)
MALAKWA - I Am Morbid
SYNAPSCAPE - Too Extreme
PUNISH YOURSELF vs. SONIC AREA - Destructos vs The Earth (DoomsdayMarchMix)
HIV+ - Too Extreme
JOHN LORD FONDA - Too Extreme (Metallizer Remix)
MIXHELL - Too Extreme
BLACK LUNG - I Am Morbid
MONDKOPF - Radikult
XYTRAS - Existo Vulgoré
TOXIC ENGINE - I Am Morbid More...

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Mortiis Updates Tour Schedule

Mortiis released the “Perfectly Defect” album as a free download last fall. Mortiis supported the release with a winter European tour with Combichrist and will return to the U.K. this summer for another jaunt with Combichrist. Additionally, four mainland Europe dates have been added to the tail end of the tour.

“It’s been too long since we played in the UK,” Mortiis said in a previous statement “We’re bringing over a new sound and a new band since we were last there. I think people will be surprised. It’s a new monster now. We’ve turned our backs on a dark past and we look forward to a brighter future. What better place to start than the UK?”

The dates are as follows:

June 28 Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads
June 29 Leamington Spa, UK @ The Assembly
June 30 Manchester, UK @ Academy
July 01 Glasgow, UK @ The Classic Grand
July 02 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
July 03 London, UK @ Koko
July 07 Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
July 06 Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany
July 07 Paradox, Ingolstadt, Germany
July 08 P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

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Mortiis Announces U.K. Shows

Following a recent run of European shows, Mortiis will once again team up with Combichrist for another round of dates in the U.K. this summer.

"We haven't played the U.K. in a while, it feels great to finally be able to get back over there and meet some old friends and hopefully gain some new ones," said band namesake Mortiis. "The European tour with Combichrist was a blast so we know this one will be too."

The Mortiis/Combichrist European tour took the two groups on a two month-long trek all throughout the continent. During the tour, Mortiis offered fans a preview of the band's newest material. Prior to the European tour, Mortiis was focused on preparing for the release of the upcoming full-length "The Great Deceiver" and "Perfectly Defect," a free digital download album.

The dates are as follows:

June 28 Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads
June 29 Leamington Spa, UK @ The Assembly
June 30 Manchester, UK @ Academy
July 01 Glasgow, UK @ The Classic Grand
July 02 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
July 03 London, UK @ Koko

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Mortiis Gearing Up For Tour With Combichrist

After a month of prepping, Mortiis is ready to hit the road later this week for a full European tour with Combichrist. "The new material rocks hard,” enthused Mortiis, namesake of the ever-evolving band. “The old has been upgraded to the point where it stands well next to the new material.”

The new material will be drawn from the band’s latest release, “Perfectly Defect,” which was released last fall as a free digital download. Mortiis will also showcase songs from the upcoming release, “The Great Deceiver.”

“Right now I’m equally curious, nervous, and excited about how our fans, old and new, will take to this,” he added. “We’ve spent a lot of energy in the last few weeks improving the quality of our live sound and I think it will be very obvious. I think it will translate to the actual performance of the band itself, as well.”

Mortiis also posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming 2011 tour dates, which can be viewed below.

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Mortiis Comments On Upcoming Tour

Mortiis will be kicking off a European tour this coming January alongside Combichrist. "In some fundamental ways, Combichrist and Mortiis are very different, but in other fundamental ways, we are very much the same," explained vocalist and namesake Mortiis. "At the end of the day, both bands have this 'f-you' attitude. It's expressed somewhat differently musically, but energy and attitude-wise we're carrying the same torch, so to speak. I think fans of both bands will pick up on that."

"We've seriously pimped up a selection of older songs that we'll be performing," Mortiis said. "So, across the board, it will be a new, and for lack of a better expression, very 'pimped up' bunch of songs!"

The dates are as follows: More...

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Mortiis Reveals European Tour Dates

Mortiis has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour in support of techno-industrialists Combichrist. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Jan. 20 - Sao Mamede, Guimarães, Portugal
Jan. 21 - Caracol, Madrid, Spain
Jan. 22 - Salamandra 1, Barcelona, Spain
Jan. 23 - Totem, Pamplona, Spain
Jan. 25 - Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
Jan. 26 - X-Tra Limmathaus, Zürich, Switzerland
Jan. 27 - Tunnels, Milan, Italy
Jan. 28 - Alpheus, Rome, Italy
Jan. 29 - Velvet, Rimini, Italy
Feb. 01 - Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
Feb. 02 - Le Divan du Monde, Paris, France
Feb. 03 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Feb. 04 - Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands
Feb. 05 - Essigfabrik-PLUSWELT-Festival, Köln (Cologne), Germany
Feb. 06 - Tivoli, Bremen, Germany
Feb. 08 - Posten, Odense, Denmark
Feb. 09 - Forbrændingen, Albertslund (Kopenhagen), Denmark
Feb. 11 - Sticky Fingers, Göteborg, Sweden
Feb. 12 - Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway
Feb. 13 - Kägelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb. 15 - Yo-Talo, Tampere, Finland
Feb. 16 - On the Rocks, Helsinki, Finland
Feb. 18 - Kosmonaut, St. Petersburg, Russia
Feb. 19 - Tochka, Moscow, Russia
Feb. 20 - Tele Club, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Feb. 22 - Riga Melna Piektdina, Riga, Latvia
Feb. 24 - Ucho, Gdynia (Gdansk), Poland
Feb. 25 - Berlin Columbia Club, Berlin, Germany
Feb. 26 - Bunker/Strasse E, Dresden, Germany
Mar. 01 - Silver Church Club, Bukarest, Romania
Mar. 02 - RBF, Sofia, Bulgaria
Mar. 03 - Mylos Club, Salonica (Thessaloniki), Greece
Mar. 04 - SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
Mar. 05 - Boogaloo, Zagreb, Croatia
Mar. 06 - Szene Wien, Wien/Vienna, Austria
Mar. 07 - A 38, Budapest, Hungary
Mar. 09 - Backstage, München, Germany
Mar. 10 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Mar. 11 - Meier Music Hall-Festival of Darkness, Braunschweig, Germany
Mar. 12 - Universal dog-Dark Dance Treffen, Lahr, Germany

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Stream Ozzy and Mushroomhead's Latest Albums

The tour edition of Ozzy Osborne's 10th studio album, "Scream," featuring seven bonus tracks and footage from his most recent tour, is now streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. Mushroomhead's latest album, "Beuttiful Stories for Ugly Children" is also available for streaming, as is Combichrist's "Making Monsters."

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Combichrist to Support Rammstein on Tour

Rammstein has confirmed industrial metallers Combichrist as support for the second leg of the European tour, which starts at the end of this month until March. Dates are as follows:

Jan. 31 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
Feb. 02 Manchester, United Kingdom - MEN
Feb. 03 Birmingham, United Kingdom - LG Arena
Feb. 04 London, United Kingdom - Wembley Arena
Feb. 06 Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 1
Feb. 07 Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 1
Feb. 08 Mannheim, Germany - Maimarkthalle
Feb. 10 Chemnitz, Germany - Arena
Feb. 11 Dresden, Germany - Messehalle
Feb. 12 Dresden, Germany - Messehalle
Feb. 14 Erfurt, Germany - Messehalle
Feb. 15 Kiel, Germany - Sparkassenarena
Feb. 16 Malmö, Sweden - Malmö Arena
Feb. 18 Oslo, Norway - Vallhall Arena
Feb. 20 Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe Arena
Feb. 22 Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
Feb. 24 Tallinn, Estonia - Saku Arena
Feb. 26 St. Petersburg, Russia - SCC Arena
Feb. 28 Moskow, Russia - SC Olympisky
Mar. 01 Moskow, Russia - SC Olympisky
Mar. 04 Riga, Latvia - Arena Riga
Mar. 05 Vilnius, Lithuania - Siemens Arena
Mar. 09 Kyiv, Ukraine - Expo Center
Mar. 12 Lodz, Poland - Arena
Mar. 13 Ostrava, Czech Republic - CEZ Aréna
Mar. 16 Budapest, Hungary - Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
Mar. 18 Zagreb, Croatia - Arena Zagreb
Mar. 20 Belgrad, Serbia - Arena

Rammstein recently posted the new video for "Ich Tu DIr Weh." You can watch it at this location.

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