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This year marks 15 years of Obscene Extreme and to celebrate the occasion the organizers of the festival decided to go all out in extreme style by hosting an additional three festivals in three additional continents.
Over the last few months Obscene Extreme has appeared in Mexico City - Mexico, Jakarta - Indonesia, and Melbourne - Australia. There has been much success but also some failures and after some time at home to reflect on the adventure the man behind the whole idea, Curby, has spoken about the experience on the run up to the final Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech Republic this July:
"Hello freaks!!! This is Curby/obscene... I believe that you our loyal OEF fans have followed us on our tour so you probably know what happened but for those who haven't I would like to sum up our first ever OEF World tour. When I was pondering over our plans for the World tour I was really full of enthusiasm (and actually I still am). I hoped for something new but our first world volume was a really tough game, not only financially but also emotionally. It's very difficult to understand how big differences are between Europe, Mexico and Indonesia... I knew it would be different, but so much? What can you do if you pay everything in advance as in Mexico and people don't work at all? Not much... when you read my statements for every continent, you`ll understand me... More...
Goremasters Aborted have cancelled their North American tour plans. In regards to this cancellation, front-man Sven de Caluwé comments:
"Unfortunately rumors are true. We were forced to pull out of our North American tour with Hypocrisy, Krisiun, and Arsis. Due to reasons beyond control, Hypocrisy was not able to receive US visas in time and had to pull out.
"We only found out 3 days ago and were sharing transport with Hypocrisy. Being this close to the start of tour, finding an affordable method of transportation and a driver was a near impossible task, making it impossible for us to still make it. We are extremely disappointed as we were very excited to make it back out to the US for our fans and share the stage on this great line-up.
"We had flights booked, visas processed, and everything was good to go, so when the news hit, it came as a shock. This cost us several thousands of dollars out of our own pockets and continuing would cost us even more money, which we simply don't have. We apologize to the fans and are already looking for a replacement tour in the near future.
"Krisiun and Arsis are still doing the tour, and we urge you all to still go and support them. All the bands here are victims in this of bureaucratic procedures, so no need to point fingers. We are all as broken by this as anyone else."
Brazil's Krisiun will now headline this North American trek with Arsis as direct support (Autumns End and Starkill will also play select shows). The newly revamped itinerary can be found here.
MetalSucks.net recently ran an article about Justin Osbourn of Slasher Design plagiarizing artwork for album covers, and the band Aborted has now posted the following statement regarding plagiarized art gracing the cover of latest album "Global Flatline" (reviewed here):
"Okay, After all this ranting and the artwork for Global Flatline being one of the most prominent images in the article about plagiarism from Slasher Design, we decided to put a statement up regarding this. Honestly we did not want to get involved but everyone bringing it up all the time by either posts or private messages is getting out of control.
"People are starting to blame the band. When a band commissions an artist for original art and pays their hard earned money on it (and trust me this was not cheap artwork) only to find out a year later about this plagiarism thing: the bands are the biggest victims in this story. We had no idea about any of this and loved the artwork when we got it, assuming it was all hand painted and original artwork for our record. Now this is all tainted with a bitter after taste for all of us, we have merchandise printed with this, stage banners and what not.
"All we can ask from our fans is to be understanding of the matter and know that we feel cheated even more. We are still very proud of the album and nothing will change that in the end.
"Thank you all for understanding & the support, see you guys on tour later this month!" More...
Krisiun will return to North America once again this May for a tour in support of the 2011 album "The Great Execution." Also on the trek are Swedish death metal act Hypocrisy, Belgium's Aborted, and technical metal act Arsis.
Autumn's End and Starkill will provide additional support on select shows. The dates are as follows:
May 01 - Gramercy - New York, NY *
May 02 - Palace - Stafford, CT *
May 03 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC *
May 04 - WreckRoom - Toronto, ON *
May 06 - Reggie’s - Chicago, IL *
May 07 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN *
May 08 - The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB *
May 09 - The Exchange - Regina, SK *
May 10 - Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB *
May 11 - Republik - Calgary, AB *
May 13 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC *
May 14 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA **
May 17 - The Vex - Los Angeles, CA **
May 18 - 910 Live - Tempe, AZ **
May 20 - Trees - Dallas, TX **
May 21 - Korova - San Antonio, TX **
* with STARKILL
** with AUTUMN'S END More...
The Goremasters in Aborted have premiered a new video for the track "Expurgation Euphoria" on Decibel Magazine.com. Check out the video right here or in the player below.
Fresh off a European trek, Aborted has now announced a Japanese tour with System Divide, Devour the Martyr, and Empire. Upcoming dates are available after the jump.
Aborted has posted drum cam footage of the song "The Holocaust Incarnate" online, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:
"Want to know what it's like being on stage being Ken Bedene playing drums for Aborted? Here you go! Enjoy, taken from the 'Back to the Black' tour with Vader, January 2013. Check out the band here. Ken officially uses Axis pedals, Pearl Drums and Silverfox Sticks."
You can also check out Aborted's latest lyric video for the song "Vermicular, Obscene, Obese" at this location.
Goremasters Aborted are heading out on tour with Vader this month, and fans can expect the band to play a ton of old and new classics. To celebrate this upcoming European tour, Aborted has now launched a new lyric video for "Vermicular, Obscene, Obese" on Terrorizer.com.
Aborted vocalist and leading force, Sven De Caluwe, explains the meaning of the track: "Eating carbs is bad mmmkay? So yeah we have this new lyric video up for 'Vermicular, Obscene, Obese'...Which isn't really about carbs, unless you count corpses as carbs, or grannies, or trannies, or something...It's also absolutely not about mass consumerism and other social points of view since we are as brain dead as our music, so go check out the funky stuff from the funky bunch, and enjoy!"
Vader has announced dates for the first leg of the “Back To The Black Tour” 2013, which will also feature Aborted and Bonded By Blood. A teaser trailer for the trek is now available online and can be viewed below. The tour will also feature opening guests on the these dates:
Bloodshot Dawn /21.01-2.02/
Flayed Disciple /17.01-20.01/ More...
Bonded By Blood has confirmed the dates for a 2013 European tour with Vader. The "Back to the Black" tour kicks off on January 17th in Berlin, Germany, and also features Aborted. The tour will be Bonded By Blood's first visit to Europe since the release of their new album, The Aftermath.
Bonded By Blood drummer Carlos Regalado comments: "We are excited to announce that in January we are heading oversees to Europe to tour with the legendary Vader! It's been a while since we have done a proper European tour and we just can't wait to get back out there and support The Aftermath live. We look forward to meeting some new fans and seeing some familiar faces. See you on the road!"
See Bonded By Blood on tour in Europe at the following shows: More...
Aborted has announced the band is headed to Japan with special guest System divide for the "Valentine Smasher" tour this coming February.
Dates are available below, and the 15th, 16th, and 18th dates will also include support from Desecravity. Further details are available over at Facebook.
2/14 Tokyo Shinjuku Wildside
2/15 Oosaka Shinsaibashi Pangea
2/16 Fukuoka Early Believers
2/17 Shizuoka Sunash
2/18 Sendai Flying Son More...
Poland's Vader has issued the following announcement about hitting the road in Europe alongside Aborted and Bonded By Blood:
"In the mid-January 2013 there starts long-awaited 'Back To The Black Tour' in Europe. Vader will give around 30 shows presenting the whole cult albums 'Black To The Blind' and 'Sothis.' You won't miss the bands hits too and a couple of surprises. Peter announces a real high quality death metal strike.
"The tour will be supported by the guests from Belgium's Aborted and Bonded By Blood from California, USA. Aborted is one of the leading brutal gore death metal bands. They have quite a lot albums and tours that were a great success. Recently on tour as a direct support for Cannibal Corpse. Bonded By Blood is one of the revelations of the rebirth of thrash metal.
"We will announce the full line-up and tour schedule soon."
On Sunday, April 22, New Jersey was home for one night to some of the premier death metal bands in the world for the Occupation Domination tour. Featuring the likes of Aborted, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation, and Origin, this package had something for every fan of death metal. The tour came at the tail-end of a day-long metal festival that was going on at the venue. By the time the first band on the tour package, Battlecross, hit the stage around 6:30, some audience members had been there for almost six hours. That didn’t affect the early bands too much, but the later ones would see how having 12 hours of live metal can impact a crowd. More...
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...
Kansas based technical death metal act Origin posted a promo video for the upcoming "Occupatin Domination" North American Tour with Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn and Battlecross. The tour commences in Baltimore on April 20, 2012. For a list of complete dates and venues, head over to this location.
Check out the video here:
A new promo video has been posted online for the song "Fecal Forgery," which is taken off Aborted's new album "Global Flatline" (reviewed here). Check out the video clip in the player below. You can also find a recently posted video interview with Aborted at this location.
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
The organizers of Extremefest have now issued the following announcement about confirming Forgotten Tomb and Ultrawurscht:
"Forgotten Tomb been around since 1999 and the Italians have caused quite a stir in the black and dark metal underground! 'Songs To Leave' (2002) or 'Love`s Burial Ground' (2004) are rightfully considered milestones of melancholic dark metal that the fourpiece infuses with doom and black metal elements. In 2011, Forgotten Tomb released their most recent effort 'Under Saturn Retrograde' and fans can look forward to one of the rare appearances of the Italians at the Austrian and German editions of Extremefest!
"It´s all about the sausage with Bavarian / Austrian act Ultrawurscht! Their highly explosive mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore – or simply 'Wurschtcore' – will one day conquer the world, and if you had the chance to check out albums such as 'Cheese Ass Built My Hot Dog' you`ll agree! Mixing metal and sausages should be declared a form of art anyway, so slap some wieners on the grill before checking out Ultrawurscht`s exclusive set at the Austrian edition of the Extremefest 2012!"
So far these bands have been confirmed to play Extremefest 2012: More...
OvMetal.com has posted a new video interview online with Sven De Caluwé of Aborted, which was filmed in Israel. Check out the footage below.
Aborted released the new album "Global Flatline" (reviewed here) earlier this year, and will also be joining Origin and Cattle Decapitation on tour this coming April.
Amazon is celebrating March the right way with the March is Metal Month campaign. Lasting for the whole month, the promotion features a number of metal albums all available digitally for under seven dollars.
Included in the digital promotion are twenty-one albums from Century Media artists. A full list of albums can be seen below so be sure to take advantage of this sale by clicking one of the purchase links below!
Aborted - Global Flatline
Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions
Architects (UK) - Here And Now
Deicide - To Hell With God
Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
ICS Vortex - Storm Seeker
In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading
In This Moment - A Star-Crossed Wasteland
Insomnium - One For Sorrow
Intronaut - Valley of Smoke
Krisiun - The Great Execution
Napalm Death - Utilitarian
Sleeping Giant - Kingdom Days In An Evil Age
SS-Kaliert - Subzero
Suicide Silence - The Black Crown
TesseracT - One
The Devastated - Devil's Messenger
The Great Commission - Heavy Worship
Vallenfyre - A Fragile King
Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder
Winds Of Plague - Against The World
The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 14 has announced the line-up for all three days of the event, which will occur from April 20-22nd at the Worcester Palladium. This is the longest running festival in the U.S., and the acts scheduled for each of the days follow below. More acts are being confirmed for this 14th annual festival as we speak. For ticket information head over to the festival's website.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
All Shall Perish
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Hour Of Penance
Legion and Relentless More...
As was previously announced, Detroit thrashers Battlecross will be hitting the road as a part of the Occupation Domination 2012 tour featuring heavyweights Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn.
The Occupation Domination 2012 Tour kicks off at Sonar in Baltimore, MD on April 20 and wraps up May 18 in Lawrence, KS at the Granada Theater. The Occupation Domination 2012 tour marks Battlecross' first major US tour and will see the band promoting the devastating Metal Blade debut, "Pursuit of Honor," which just dropped August 02, 2011. The band commented:
"Battlecross is stoked to share the stage with bands as respected as Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and fellow newcomers Rings of Saturn. We're thankful to have the support of Liquid Metal and fan support on YouTube. We anticipate that a lot of kids are going to come out to support the tour and we're going to thank each and every one of them! We can't wait to inject some Detroit thrash into this extremely heavy & talented lineup and make some new friends along the way. See you on the road!"
In other news, on Friday February 17 Battlecross landed in the #1 position of Sirius XM's the Devil's Dozen Countdown with the single "Push Pull Destroy." Here's what metalhead and Sirius XM-Liquid Metal DJ and Headbanger's Ball host Jose Mangin had to say about Battlecross's recent feat: More...