Upon A Burning Body
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Below is our complete Upon A Burning Body 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.
This week on the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) returns after a jaunt in Europe, where he helped cover the celebrated Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
A series of full-length articles are on the way, but for now, Mike shares a handful of impressions, recollections, and opinions. This year's Tuska featured numerous heavy hitters, including Dimmu Borgir, Anthrax, Emperor, Children Of Bodom, Carcass, Satyricon, and Insomnium. Check out Mike's initial breakdown of the experience, and learn which performances impressed (or surprised) him most.
Then it's on to a new review by co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead), this time of "From Parts Unknown" by eclectic Buffalo, New York noisemakers Every Time I Die. He's not yet sure how this varied release stacks up against his personal favorite, 2012's "Ex Lives," but is quick to assure you it brings plenty of thrills.
Finally, Kevin and Mike react to the recently announced Knotfest lineup - a thorough blend of mainstream and underground, old school and new - and the ill-advised kidnapping hoax by Texas deathcore band Upon A Burning Body, a publicity stunt that backfired spectacularly.
After an obvious hoax that for some reason got the fans really upset anyway when the band claimed front man Danny Leal had gone missing, Upon A Burning Body today officially announces a new album.
"The World Is My Enemy Now" is due for release on August 12th via Sumerian Records. The first single, titled "Scars," is now available online and can be heard below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
Update: Ash Avildsen from Sumerian Records has now posted this message online via Facebook:
"I woke up to a ton of missed calls and just saw all this stuff about Danny Leal of UABB posing as that he's been abducted or kidnapped. My phone hasn't stopped ringing since. As a child, we all learn the story 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' and it sticks within our consciousness for a reason. I do not condone this type of publicity stunt. This was done behind my back and I am not OK with it. In my eyes, there's never a time to use the possibility of real-life abduction, injury or murder of someone you care about to promote anything, especially an album. If you need to resort to that, then you have lost the plot. We as a society should have evolved past that way of thinking by now and especially within the rock/metal community, given all the tragedy that has happened in our world over the past few years. There are some people who owe us an apology."
Upon A Burning Body's Facebook page was updated with the following brief message earlier today:
"Breaking News: Danny Leal (singer of Upon A Burning Body) has been reported missing. He was last seen in his home town of San Antonio TX on Monday, June 30th."
It seems likely this is all a hoax to announce some upcoming activity, based on the only two posts from Danny Leal's personal Facebook page over the last several days (available below), and we'll check back in with more info as it becomes available. The band is due to kick off the Mayhem festival tour on July 5th.
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has now revealed the lineup for the 2014 tour, which kicks of July 5th and will feature four stages.
The lineup will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810 and Erimha.
Dates are as follows:
July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Ballroom ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK TASTE OF MAYHEM
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion More...
Australian hardcore band Parkway Drive is excited to announce plans to make a triumphant return to North American for a brief run on the West Coast in support of the band’s latest release "Atlas."
The tour will kick off Thursday, January 30th in Phoenix, AZ and wrap Wednesday, February 5th in Pomona, CA. Joining the group will be Upon A Burning Body and Betrayal. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 20.
Jan 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Jan 31 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb 1 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Feb 2 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Feb 3 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Feb 4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
Feb 5 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse More...
Texas act Upon A Burning Body posted a new music video for the track "Texas Blood Money." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Red.White.Green," which is available via Sumerian Records. The footage for the video was captured from the band's performance in Dallas, Texas during the Warped Tour.
Check out the video here:
Asking Alexandria will return to the U.S. for a short headlining record release trek starting August 6th. The group's third full-length album, "From Death To Destiny," is also set for an August 6th release and Motionless In White, Upon A Burning Body, and Crown The Empire will be the supporting acts on all dates.
Ben Bruce states: "America, we're fucking back and we're better than ever. We have a very short headlining run throughout the Midwest to celebrate the release of our brand new album 'From Death to Destiny'. Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll doesn't even cut it here, so join us starting Aug 6th for two weeks of utter sin and debauchery. We are stoked to be back, so lets fucking do this."
8/6-Fargo, ND @ The Venue
8/7-Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
8/8-Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
8/9-Louisville, KY @ Expo Five (w/o MIW)
8/10-Birch Run, MI @ Dirt Fest
8/12-Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
8/13-Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
8/14-Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room
8/16-Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage
8/17-Madison, WI @ WJJO Bandcamp
Upon A Burning Body has released the second part in the band's "Fight the Silence" tour video series, which can be viewed below or over at Metal Hammer here. The video offers you never-seen-before live and behind the scenes footage.
The upcoming Sumerian Records SXSW showcase will take place at The House of Blues Annex (corner of Red River and 6th st.) on Thursday, March 14th 2013.
The showcase will feature Upon A Burning Body, Betraying The Martyrs, DayShell, City In The Sea, and Fever Dreamer with special guest openers Ice Nine Kills and To Each His Own to kick it all off. More information is available in the promo poster below. More...
Upon A Burning Body has released an official music video for the track "Sin City," which can be found below. "Sin City" as directed by Ambitious Flims and filmed lived in Stuttgart, Germany.
Upon A Burning Body's new album "Red.White.Green" is out and available now. A previously posted lyric video for "Mimic" can also be seen over here.
Veil of Maya will be heading out on tour with The Acacia Strain, Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, and Twitching Tongues this November/December. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:
11/24 - San Bernardino, CA @ California Metalfest VI
11/25 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/26 - Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
11/27 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
11/29 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/30 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
12/01 - Dallas, TX @ Unsilent Night Festival
12/02 - McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey Theater
12/04 - Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
12/05 - Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
12/06 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
12/07 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
12/08 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
12/09 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Ironworks
12/12 - Toledo, OH @ The Omni
12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
12/16 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 More...
Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It's a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band celebrating its 10th anniversary of 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent tracks.
The sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say: "Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE's special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer."
WWE Superstar "Mankind" Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. More...
Abiotic will be joining Upon A Burning Body, The Word Alive, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, and more for the upcoming Everything is Bigger in Texas Festival, which takes place on December 22nd, 2012 in San Antonio. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this coming Friday, August 31st. The promotional poster for the festival can also be viewed below. More...
San Diego metal act As I Lay Dying has announced a tour with Trivium this fall. Other bands on the bill include Caliban and Upon a Burning Body (dates available below).
Comments As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis: “It's not very often that a lineup like this works out for a club tour. I can't wait to get on stage knowing the crowds will be pumped getting a great show from start to finish. That coupled with being on the road with our friends in Trivium again gives me plenty to look forward too.”
15/10/12 – UK – Manchester – Ritz
16/10/12 – UK – Glasgow – ABC
17/10/12 – UK – Birmingham – Institue
19/10/12 – UK – Bristol – Academy
20/10/12 – UK – Norwich – UEA
21/10/12 – UK – London – Shephards Bush Empire
22/10/12 – BE – Brussels – AB
23/10/12 – FR – Paris – La Bataclan
25/10/12 – NL – Tilburg – 013
26/10/12 – DE – Herford – X
27/10/12 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
28/10/12 – DE – Köln – Live Music Hall
07/11/12 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys
08/11/12 – DE – Hamburg – Docks
10/11/12 – DE – Chemnitz – Südbahnhof
11/11/12 – DE – München – Backstage Werk
12/11/12 – IT – Milan – Live Club
13/11/12 – CH – Solothurn - Kofmehl
14/11/12 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
16/11/12 – ES – Barcelona – Appolo
17/11/12 – ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
18/11/12 – ES – Madrid - Riviera More...
Upon A Burning Body has released a new lyric video online for the song "Mimic," which is taken off the "Red.White.Green" album released last month. Check out the clip below. You can also listen to the previously posted song "Sin City" at this location.
Upon A Burning Body will also be playing the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer alongside metal legends Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, and many more. A listing of upcoming Upon A Burning Body tour dates are available here.
Upon a Burning Body is kicking off a North American tour today, with full dates available below. The following press release was issued about the trek:
"Prepare yourself for a brutal, unrelenting array of unabashed aggression and sheer ferocity that will beat you to oblivion. This is what UPON A BURNING BODY delivers each and every time. The San Antonio based group kick off their headlining North American tour (The Sumerianos Season 2) with labelmates I The Breather today in Albuquerque with the French metallic powerhouse Betraying The Martyrs joining the run on 4/5. Either see below or visit here now to view all tour dates.
"The much anticipated, new UPON A BURNING BODY full-length album, RED.WHITE.GREEN., is set for a Tuesday, April 10 release and you can view their striking new video for 'Once Upon A Time In Mexico' (directed by Scott Hansen), now at this location.
"UABB caught the metal scene by storm with their debut offering, The World Is Ours, that was chocked full of crushing Pantera-esque grooves, dynamic riffing and captivating hooks. Their live performance is simply unmatched, which quickly had their name being spread by the masses throughout the scene. The new disc was tracked with renowned producer Will Putney (For Today) at The Machine Shop in NJ and shows the band coming into their own unique sound. Expect some new tunes in the live set and prepare for sheer, utter violence." More...
Upon A Burning Body has posted the new single "Sin City" online, which can be heard in the player below. "Sin City" is taken off of the band's upcoming album "Red. White. Green," which hits stores on 04.10.12 through Sumerian Records.
San Antonio’s very own Upon A Burning Body will finally be heading to the U.K. this summer to incite carnage at both Slam Dunk Festival and the might Download Festival at Donington Park. The band's publicist issued the following press release:
"Prepare yourself for a brutal, unrelenting array of unabashed aggression and sheer ferocity that will beat you to oblivion. This is what UPON A BURNING BODY delivers each and every time. The San Antonio based group will also make their much anticipated European touring debut this May alongside The Word Alive, For The Fallen Dreams and I See Stars, which is definitely an event not to be missed.
"UABB caught the metal scene by storm with their debut offering, ‘The World Is Ours’, chocked full of crushing Pantera-esque grooves, dynamic riffing and captivating hooks. Their live performance is simply unmatched, which quickly had their name being spread by the masses throughout the scene."
Danny Leal (vocals) states: "Getting offered this tour is a dream! We have always wanted to go to Europe and we have worked so hard for it. Shit, we have never even been on a plane. We know you guys are ready to party just as much as we are so let's make this the party of all party's every night. We look forward to making new friends and meeting the UABB family holding it down for us over there. Spread the word everyone and we all rage hard very soon." More...
Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.
The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.
"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."
Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...
Sumerian Records has announced that Upon A Burning Body has been added to a string of California tour dates with Bleeding Through and Suffokate. Details are as follows:
1/27 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's
1/28 Lancaster, CA @ Industry Theatre
2/1 Santa Clara, CA @ Avalon
2/2 San Diego, CA @ Soma
2/3 Simi Valley, CA @ 118 West
2/5 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Suffokate also commented:
"We've just finished posting all of our tour dates with Bleeding Through and Upon A Burning Body. We'll be all over Southern California, including dates in Nor Cal, as well. Come out and support. Go check out the Tour Dates section and see if we're coming to a city near you. Also, don't forget to pick up a copy of our latest release 'Return To Despair' if you haven't already picked one up."