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Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot has announced a string of Malaysian shows in support of the band's forthcoming new album "Dirge." Wormrot recently completed a six-week long "Dirge Across America" U.S. tour, and is due to kick off a Malaysian mini-tour in June, which includes a show inside the famous Kepura cave - an ancient cave inside a mountain. The tour poster can be found after the jump. You can also check out Wormrot's video clip for "Erased Existence" at this location.
Wormrot vocalist Arif Rot comments:
"We've been touring US, UK, Europe recently and for once we never forget about our neighboring countries. We played Malaysia quite a while back and it was fucking massive. They have been asking for more, and that's exactly what they're gonna get!"
See Wormrot live on tour at the following shows:
June 09 - Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Myevo Clubhouse
June 10 - Sungai Nibong, Penang, Malaysia - Soundmaker Studio
June 11 - Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia - Club Cinta Sayang
June 12 - Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia - Arjuna Studio
July 02 - Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia - Kepura Cave
July 09 - Singapore - Singapore Deathfest (venue TBA) More...
Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot has now released a new music video for the track "Erased Existence," which is taken from the band's new album "Dirge." The video for "Erased Existence" was partially filmed during a live show at The Blvd in Los Angeles, California. The video was directed by Dave Vorhes (WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD), who also filmed the band's recently released video for "Spot A Pathetic."
Friday, March 18th marked day three of SXSW Music. I attended the afternoon session entitled “Writing About Music in the Twenty Tens,” as it sounded like a great fit for what we do here. It was actually more geared toward the individual writer, but was applicable nonetheless. The panel of speakers had some prepared questions and discussed the need to learn multimedia and how writing professionally is a skill set in itself. Some of the examples about the latter were particularly interesting - writers get asked to do a wide range of things and the thinking is that rising to the challenge makes you a better writer. They also talked about saving your articles so that over time you’ll have enough material for a book or some sort, and discussed self publishing vs a book deal and how to find a good agent who works with your topic/kind of book (and recommended agentquery.com for searches).
There were two big day shows to choose from on this day: The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival at SXSW and MetalSucks’ “South by South Death.” I had planned to stop by the NEMHF before heading to the MetalSucks event. The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival was being held across the street from Emo’s in a tent. Being highly visible on the main strip, and featuring more well known bands, it was already packed and there was a line to get in - no special treatment for having a badge even. That made it a no-brainer to walk a block down the street to Headhunters to check out the MetalSucks event.
When I arrived, it had yet to start, but Meek Is Murder was setting up just minutes later. The main floor of Headhunters is not very big, especially if you don’t count the stage, sound board, and bar. I’d guess there’s about 15’ x 25’ of usable floor space. Meek Is Murder began playing to the dozen or so people there at the time. Their sound lies somewhere under the progressive hardcore umbrella. I liked the more progressive parts, as well as the occasional cool riff or groove, but was not a big fan of the screamy hardcore parts. But it was still an enjoyable half hour set anyway. More...
Singapore grindcore act Wormrot and Earache Records are currently offering the band's "Dirge" album as a free download. The 25 track album can be downloaded for free at this location. "Dirge" is set for release on May 3rd in North American and May 23rd in Europe. The band and label stated they decided to give the fans what they want and spare them the possibility of downloading viruses and malware from untrusted websites by offering a free MP3 download of the complete album.
Wormrot also commented:
"We realized that all you grinders were so excited for more 'Abuse' with Dirge that it's leaked, so we said 'what the fuck, here it is' - for you free in MP3 format to download right now. Get a t-shirt while you're at it you fucking cheapskates! Nabey cheebai!"
The download is a 40MB ZIP file, containing all 25 tracks in 320kbps MP3 format. All tracks are DRM free. The music video for "Spot a Pathetic" is also available at this location.
Singapore based grindcore outfit Wormrot has posted a new music video online for the song, "Spot A Pathetic." You can check it out below. The video was filmed a few weeks ago in San Diego, California and the song comes from the group's forthcoming new studio album, "Dirge," which will be released in North America on May 3rd, with a European release of May 23rd to follow.
The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:
Wednesday, March 16th
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
12:20 The Roller
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
Thursday, March 17th
Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body
Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...
BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:
3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN DAY PARTY
12:20 The Roller
1:55 The Secret
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES STAGE at FULL METAL TEXAS
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
4:05 Trap Them
3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
12:15 Owen Hart
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
Singpore grindcore act Wormrot will be shooting two new music videos at tonight's show at The Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Dave Vorhes (White Wizzard, Bonded By Blood), these videos will be shot for the "Dirge" songs "Erased Existence" and "Spot a Pathetic." All those in attendance at tonight's show must be prepared to step up their game, let loose and get extreme. The band is looking for the audience to set an example that all of their future crowds should follow.
Wormrot also recently posted the song "Spot a Pathetic" online, which can be found here. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Mar 04 - Los Angeles, CA - The Blvd.
Mar 05 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House (Scion Rock Fest)
Mar 06 - Oakland, Ca - Hazmat Warehouse
Mar 07 - Sacramento, CA - On The Y
Mar 08 - Reno, NV - Ground Zero (House Show)
Mar 09 - Eugene, OR - Wandering Goat
Mar 10 - Portland, OR - Red Room
Mar 11 - Seattle, WA - The Morgue
Mar 12 - Boise, ID - The Shredder
Mar 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Raunch Records
Mar 14 - Cheyenne, WY - Ernie November (In-store)
Mar 15 - Denver, CO - Blast-O-Mat
Mar 17 - El Paso, TX - Lipps Lounge
Mar 18 - Austin, TX - Headhunter's (SXSW South By South Death Party)
Mar 18 - Austin, TX - Lovejoy's
Mar 20 - San Antonio, TX - Karova Basement
Mar 21 - Layfayette, LA - Frankie's
Mar 22 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Mar 23 - Panama City, FL - C-Level
Mar 24 - Tampa, FL - Ransitions Art Gallery
Mar 25 - Miami, FL - Churchill's Pub
Mar 26 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub
Mar 27 - Atlanta, GA - Archive Gallery
Mar 28 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
Mar 29 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
Mar 30 - Baltimore, MD - The Talking Head
Mar 31 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 01 - Worcester, MA - Club Oasis
Apr 02 - Brockton, MA - O'Brien's Pub
Apr 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Apr 05 - Peeksill, NY - Popeye's
Apr 07 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
Apr 08 - Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar
Apr 09 - Chicago, IL - Pancho's
Apr 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Mad planet
Apr 11 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Apr 12 - Columbia, MO - Sideshow
Apr 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
Apr 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Chaser's
Wormrot has debuted another new track from the band's forthcoming release, "Dirge." The new song from the Singapore grindcore trio, titled "Spot A Pathetic," can be heard in the player below. "Dirge" is set to be released on May 3rd through Earache Records.
Wormrot also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Blackened hardcore act Tombs has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from extreme metal act Wormrot. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
03/22 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
03/23 Panama City, FL – C Level Bar
03/24 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
03/25 Miami, FL – Churchhill’s
03/26 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
03/27 Atlanta, GA – Archive Gallery
03/28 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
03/29 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
03/30 Washington, DC – The Red Door
03/31 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
04/01 Worcester, MA – Club Oasis
04/02 Allston, MA – O’Brien’s
Immolation has been announced as the latest confirmed act for the upcoming Scion Rock Festival, which is set to take place on March 5th in Pomona, California. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other announced bands are as follows:
FUCK THE FACTS
BONDED BY BLOOD
Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot just finished a mini-tour of South East Asia, which included the band's first ever time visiting Thailand and Vietnam, where the band members claim they were forced to play two songs for permit officers prior to the show in order to be approved and allowed to perform. Following the band's return home, Wormrot has written a tour blog to detail recent shows. Some excerpts from the tour blog follow:
"14 Jan 2011 - Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The show in Embrace Hall was fucking awesome. There were some guys from Penang who took a 12 hours train ride just to see Wormrot! That was really touching and we really appreciate their support. Everyone seemed to have fun; moshing, dancing, stage dive, etc...
"15 Jan 2011 - Bangkok, Thailand. It is our first time in Thailand so we didn't know what to expect from the crowd... Turns out to be a killer! Crazy, crazy Thai crowd! There were about 70+ people in total but it seemed like there were 100 people in there. Stomping the stage and dancing like they've been possessed! It was like a Thai Boxing competition! More...
The official line-up has been announced for the forthcoming Scion Rock Festival. The 2011 edition of the Scion Rock Fest will be headlined by death metal legends Morbid Angel and will feature 19 other bands. Scion Rock Fest 2011 is set to take place on March 5 in Pomona, California at the Fox Theater and the Glass House, with two other stages being built for the event by festival organizers. Six additional bands will be announced in the near future while you can find a list of the confirmed bands below:
FUCK THE FACTS
BONDED BY BLOOD
Scion Rock Fest is presented by the automaker Scion, a division of the Toyota Motor Corporation.
Southeast Asian grind metal act Wormrot has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming full length album "Dirge." The album will see is release in North America on May 3 through Earache Records. You can view the "Dirge" tracklisting below:
1. No One Gives A Shit
2. Compulsive Disposition
3. All Go No Emo
4. Public Display Of Infection
5. Overpowered Violence
6. Semiconcious Godsize Dumbass
7. Spot A Pathetic
8. Evolved Into Nothing
9. Butt Krieg Is Showing
10. Fucking Fierce So What
11. Ferocious Bombardment
12. Principle Of The Puppet Warfare
13. Deceased Occupation
14. Waste Of Time
15. Stench Of Ignorance
16. Meteor To The Face
17. Addicts Of Misery
18. You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem
19. Erased Existence
20. Back Stabber Mission Aborted
21. Destruct The Bastards
22. Plunged Into Illusions
24. A Dead Issue
25. The Final Insult
A brand new track from Singapore grindcore act Wormrot, titled "Manipulation," has been posted online. The video, which is off the band's new album "Dirge," can be viewed below. "Dirge" is set for release on the following dates:
CD Release May 3rd in the USA
Limited Picture Disc May 17th in USA
CD and Limited LP May 23rd in UK/Europe
Asian grind act Wormrot has posted the following statement online, in which it discusses the band's forthcoming studio album "Dirge."
“We are definitely stoked to get this album out. We are working extra hard on this one. EXTRA FUCKING HARDER THAN ABUSE. We are currently in the rehearsal studio still writing songs and making some minor adjustments and what not. If you are digging Abuse and also from our latest split with I ABHOR, then u might dig the new album. We’ll be in the studio for 'DIRGE' first week of January. NEW YEAR WITH A NEW DOSAGE OF GRIND!”
Earache Records has posted a short video teaser online for its new iPhone app, "Earache Extreme Stage Diving." The App will be available on November 29, 2010. You can view the teaser video below:
"Earache Extreme Stage Diving" features the following tracklisting:
EVILE - Thrasher
AT THE GATES - Suicide Nation
BONDED BY BLOOD - Prison Planet
WHITE WIZZARD - Over the Top
OCEANO - District of Misery
THE HAUNTED - The World Burns
WORMROT - Born Stupid
DECAPITATED - Spheres of Madness
DEICIDE - Homage For Satan
BRUTAL TRUTH - Walking Corpse
Singapore based act Wormrot played The Acheron on October 3rd, 2010, where Metal Injection recorded several songs from the performance. You can check out one of the clips below, or find the rest at this location.
Singaporean grindcore act Wormrot has announced a last minute surprise show this Wednesday, October 6th at Party Expo in Brooklyn, NY. Playing alongside Wormrot will be Mutilation Rites, Demilitia, and Alekhine's Gun. The upcoming Wormrot tour dates are as follows:
10/4 - Hartford, Connecticut - The Whitney House
10/5 - Philadelphia, PA - JR's Bar
10/6 - Brooklyn, NY - Party Expo
Singapore based metallers Wormrot have posted another tour blog online via InvisibleOranges.com. An excerpt from the blog follows.
Things have been a bit rough lately. The drive from Denver to Albuquerque, New Mexico was around 8 – 9 hours. Upon reaching there, we had some burritos for a late lunch. It was a nice change of appetite coz we’ve been having pizzas almost everyday. Don’t get me wrong, pizzas are good, but everyday you kind of feel quite sick of it. Hehe… Anyway, the gig wasn’t as massive as the one in Denver. Turnout wasn’t as big as the place, but it was OK, I guess. The good thing is, some of the band members from Noisear came down for the gig. Was great to meet them. One of them played in a side band called The Laughing Dog. Man, they really kill!! Brutal band!!! It was an honor to meet some of the boys from Noisear and share the stage with The Laughing Dog. And guess what we had for dinner… Pizzas.
The next morning, we left the place at around 8:30am. Had our usual snappy Starbucks coffee with breakfast from Arby’s and head off to Oklahoma City for a gig at The Conservatory. Another long ass drive! What was supposed to be a 10 hours drive became 12 hours due to some complications on the highway in Amarillo, Texas. For the 1st time in our lives, we experienced real flood!!! The flood was so bad that some cars were covered in water. That totally sucks big time, man! We were damn lucky not to get stuck in the flood coz all the Wormrot boys can’t swim, for goodness sake!! Traffic was slow coz they had to block some parts of the road. And so we arrived late while the 1st band was playing. No bullshit, just load in and fucking play! Another small turnout for us considering the size of the place. LOL… But it was a fun gig. Sound system was good and the crowd was crazy, too. There was no place for us to sleep that night. so Mike had to drive to a hotel so that we can all have our beauty sleep. Oh yeah, the promoter did get us some food though. Pizzas.
This morning, we had another early start at 8:30am, coz it is another 8 hours drive. Breakfasts at Denny’s were big portions. We had 1 free meal coz of birthday special. Saved $6, y’all!! And now, we’re on the way to San Antonio, Texas to share the stage with Phobia and PLF!! Stoked as fuck, let’s fucking go!More...