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Below is our complete The 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.

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Migration Fest 2016 Announced

20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media will join forces in Summer 2016 to present the inaugural Migration Festival in Olympia, Washington. Jointly conceived by the two labels, Migration Fest will primarily showcase bands from each label's roster, as well as select other affiliated and respected artists.

The festival is set to take place at the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia on August 12th, 13th, and 14th. Confirmed bands include Auroch, The Body & Krieg collaborative performance, Christian Mistress, Dead To A Dying World, False, Fórn, Full Of Hell, Khemmis, Kowloon Walled City, Krallice, Mutilation Rites, Nightfell, Obsequiae, Pale Chalice, Thou, Vastum, Vhol, And Yellow Eyes.

Approximately six additional bands, including some headliners, will be announced later. There will also be separate after-shows to occur at a smaller local venue. Ticket information, including price and on-sale date, will be announced in the near future.

20 Buck Spin founder David Adelson comments: "I'd heard Adam (Bartlett, Gilead Media boss) was thinking of coming West to do the next iteration of Gilead Fest. I'd been thinking of doing something similar myself for years but never had, and so suggested we join up and do something together. Adam was immediately receptive and the idea for Migration Festival was born right then. Olympia felt right since I'm already based here, and because of its small size and walkability this is a great place to have it, both for locals, and for out-of-towers.

Says Adam Bartlett, "After two successful installments of my own Gilead Fest in this small Wisconsin town it seemed like the time was right to branch out and try something different. The idea to work with Dave and his label on a collaborative event makes perfect sense given our similar music backgrounds and diverse, but complimentary label families. And Olympia serves as the perfect central location for this type of festival." More...

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The Body Releasing Split With Full Of Hell

Neurot Recordings is very pleased to deliver a full-length collaborative debut between apocalyptic doom duo, The Body, and grindcore/harsh noise sculptors, Full Of Hell, this March.

Fittingly titled "One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache," the offering boasts eight scathing hymns along with two bonus tracks sure to leave you traumatized and cowering in a corner. The track listing is as follows:

1. One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache
2. Fleshworks
3. The Butcher
4. Gehorwilt
5. World of Hope And No Pain
6. Himmel Und Hölle
7. Bottled Urn
8. The Little Death
9. Cain *
10. Abel *
* Bonus track More...

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Crippled Black Phoenix Joining Converge Shows

After signing with Season Of Mist back in October, Crippled Black Phoenix will be joining the three Converge "Blood Moon" shows in Europe this coming year.

Crippled Black Phoenix - founded by multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves - is in turn supported by 40 Watt Sun and in London only also by The Body and Full Of Hell. Please see below for details.

Converge's "Blood Moon" is a collaboration between members Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Nate Newton, and Ben Koller and guest musicians Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky, and Steve von Till. Together as a multi-instrumental group, they will create renditions of existing Converge material focusing on the band’s slower, more ambitious work. Dates are as follows:

11 Apr 16 Berlin (DE) Postbahnhof
12 Apr 16 Reims (FR) La Cartonnerie
13 Apr 16 London (UK) Electric Brixton More...

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The Body Streaming Split Track

The lead track from the impending collaborative LP from The Body and Krieg has been made publicly available several weeks ahead of the album's release through At A Loss Recordings. Check out "Bottom Of The Bottle, Bottom Of The River" in the player below.

At A Loss Recordings will release this split on November 13, 2015 on all digital platforms, CD, cassette, and LP with digital download included. The artwork for the package was handled by Jason Bartell, also of Fang Island fame.

Expect both Krieg and The Body to have busy tour schedules throughout the remainder of 2015 and through 2016, including collaborative tour dates. More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Releases Digital Mix Tape

The fourth installment of the annual Southwest Terror Fest takes over Tucson, Arizona in just one week, with four days of live mayhem running from October 15 through 18. A mixtape with a ton of free music is also now streaming in advance of the melee, organized by the festival promoters. Check it out below, courtesy of CVLT Nation.

Boasting a killer array of artists from across the extreme underground music scene, the headlining acts for Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 include Sleep, Acid King, Dropdead, Bongripper, and a collaborative set from Thou & The Body, with additional highlights including sets from Xibalba, Landmine Marathon, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Graves At Sea, Cult Leader, Call Of The Void, Demon Lung, Immortal Bird, In The Company Of Serpents, Dead To A Dying World, Abstracter, Gale, and many others. A full list is available below. More...

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The Body Announces Split With Krieg

The continuing discography of apocalyptic rogue faction The Body expands once again with a newest anti-human outcry through a collaborative LP with Krieg. The split is now locked up for official release on November 13, 2015 through At A Loss Recordings.

Formed in mid-1990s and late 1990s, respectively, Krieg and The Body met in the mid 2000s, being different sonically but sharing a bleak world view and inspirations musically far outside of the genre standards of metal. When Neill Jameson, the sole founding and constant member of Krieg, showed up to the recording sessions at Machines With Magnets in Providence, Rhode Island with only an acoustic guitar, a few pedals and a bottle of whiskey, Lee Buford and Chop King of The Body knew that the collaboration would be something vastly different from their other recordings.

Written and recorded during the long sessions of The Boyd's "Christs, Redeemers" and "I Shall Die Here" LPs, the end result is a blackened industrial crush of noise and anguish. Stand by for audio transmissions, pre-order links and more on The Body & Krieg in the coming days. The track listing is:

1. Bottom Of The Bottle, Bottom Of The River
2. Carved Out And Caved In
3. Fracture
4. Celebrate Your Shame
5. Never Worth Your Name
6. Gallows
7. A Failure Worth Killing Yourself
8. The Final Nail More...

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Day Of The Shred 2015 Lineup Revealed

This fall, The Day of the Shred Festival returns to Southern California presenting a diverse lineup of heavy music acts.

Billed as an experience "to gather the living and remember the dead," The Day of the Shred will take place on November 1st (Dia de los Muertos) in Santa Ana, CA. Celebrating monolithic riffs, skateboarding and the souls of the departed, the second annual festival will be an all day, all ages event.

Tickets for the 2015 Day of the Shred Festival are on sale now at this location. Early bird general admission tickets are $59 (+ tax) and a limited VIP ticket package (which includes express entry, a signed festival screen print, access to the artist lounge, complimentary microbrew and snacks, a limited edition record bag and an exclusive Thief X Obey concert shirt) is also available. The band lineup consists of: More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Reveals Full Itinerary

The entire itinerary for the fourth edition of the annual Southwest Terror Fest has been disclosed, as the 2015 installment is confirmed to consume Tucson, Arizona for four days once again this October.

Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 will run from October 15th through 18th, with events scheduled at three Tucson venues -- The Rialto Theatre, Club Congress and 191 Toole.

The festivities will begin on Thursday, October 15th with a nighttime kickoff show, followed by both matinee and late club shows on Friday the 16th, and the main events on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, and the running orders for each show has now been posted: More...

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The Body Adds More Tour Dates

Recent broadcasts have warned North American citizens of the impending widespread incursion of Portland, Oregon-based doomsday cult The Body in the coming weeks, including many dates alongside the equally dangerous Full Of Hell.

Yet now the threat grows even more ominous as new reports have confirmed even more towns on the list to be overrun during this outbreak of manic auditory punishment. A new list of performances preceding, during, and following the trail of terror with Full Of Hell have been added, including several dates with Sandworm-related act, Clean, which even sees the caravan reaching Canadian soil. More...

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The Body Headed Out On Tour

Portland, Oregon-based doomsday cult The Body has declared an extensive itinerary of upcoming live actions in support of an end-time message, including a major Spring offensive with Full Of Hell.

In March, The Body has two California gigs confirmed, including participation with Two Piece Fest West, playing the second day of the event in Berkeley on March 7th, and a show the following night in Los Angeles.

Just a month later, a quick run of solo shows through the center of the country will transplant The Body in one of prior hometown of Providence, Rhode Island to convene with Full Of Hell on April 4th, beginning a five-week tour assault through the entire country together. The routing will take the band full circle, returning to Providence on May 17th for the final show.

An act notorious for constantly touring and recording new material, The Body recently unleashed two separate collaborative recordings with Thou; the first, "Released From Love," through Vinyl Rites in April 2014 and the second, "You, Whom I Have Always Hated," just this year via Thrill Jockey, also responsible for the band's 2014-released split with Sandworm and 2013-released "I Shall Die Here" collaboration with The Haxan Cloak. More...

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Full Of Hell Announces New Tour Dates

The Full Of Hell touring machine forges on, this time the band announcing a massive U.S. run with The Body in April, to follow previously revealed dates in March. The full listing of upcoming Full Of Hell shows is as follows:

03/10 – Claymont, DE @ VFW
03/11 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St
03/12 – Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Arena
03/13 – Detroit, MI @ Berserker Fest
03/14 – Evansville, IN @ PG
03/15 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
03/16 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
03/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ TBA
03/23 – Florence, AL @ The End
03/24 – Charlotte, NC @ Milestone More...

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The Body & Thou Posts New Music Video

The Body & Thou - a collaboration between the two bands The Body and Thou - is streaming a new music video for the song "Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity" off the album "You, Whom I Have Always Hated" out on Thrill Jockey.

Being asked about where the clip was shot and who the person in the parka is Thou’s Mitch Wells explains: "The video was all done pretty easily, and cheaply! I only spent $30 on a strobe light, and the creepy person in the parka is my beautiful, beautiful, amazing wife Kathryn. Unfortunately for her we don’t really know too many people in Los Angeles yet so she’s forced, by marriage law, to walk around late at night scaring the neighbors. I would tell her things like, “Okay now act weird!” and she’d say, “What does that mean!? I don’t know what you want!!” I think she nailed it!"

You can now stream the eerie clip below.

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Apex VI Returning To New York In June

The upcoming sixth installment of the NYC-based Apocalyptic music event, Apex VI, has been announced, bringing a three-day fiesta of absolutely demolishing proportions to the city the first weekend of June 2015.

The biennial Apex gathering unites a wide spectrum of international music artists, experimenters and collaborators from across the realms of noise, drone, industrial, power electronics and more. The 2015 installation promises to be one of the most damaging lineups, with a monstrous array of artists from across the smoldering globe together, with Apex VI now confirmed to run from June 5th through 7th.

The Apex VI gala will take over Trans Pecos in Ridgewood, Queens, and while the three-day lineup is not fully complete, the current list of confirmed acts includes The Body, Gnaw Their Tongues, Menace Ruine, Trepaneringsritualen, Burial Hex, Sutekh Hexen, Svartsinn, and more. More...

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The Body And Thou Gearing Up For Tour

In less than a week, The Body and Thou will embark on their Summer tour to Gilead Fest, supporting not only their own respective new releases, but also their recently released collaborative LP, "Released From Love."

Vinyl-only independent label Vinyl Rites unleashed "Released From Love" in April, a fully collaborative recording featuring the entire ensembles of both Louisiana's doom/sludge quintet Thou and Oregon-based apocalyptic doom cult The Body.

You can pick up your own copy here or stream the release below. More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Lineup Announced

The promoters of Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event. Behold: Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front!

On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the U.S. will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson.

Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year's gathering, the three main night's events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night's after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.

Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing Neurosis, lords of decimating drone Sunn O))), and riff rock kingpins Goatsnake.

The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with Pelican, -16-, The Body, Eagle Twin, Baptists, Author & Punisher, The Fucking Wrath, Primitive Man, Blackqueen, Night Demon, Obliterations, North, TOAD, Secrets Of The Sky, Godhunter, Sex Prisoner, Sorxe, Twingiant, Spiritual Shepherd, Windmill of Corpses, and Conqueror Worm.

Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on Southwest Terror Fest III will be released in the coming weeks. More...

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The Body And Thou Releasing Collaborative Vinyl

Vinyl-only independent label Vinyl Rites this week unleashes "Released From Love," a fully collaborative recorded effort between The Body and Thou.

The release features three original tracks as well as a harrowing cover of Vic Chesnutt's "Coward" recorded last year with James Whitten and mastered by Machines with Magnets.

The songs are now available for streaming below, thanks to Invisible Oranges, and the track listing is as follows:

Side A
1. The Wheel Weaves as the Wheel Wills
2. Manifest Alchemy

Side B
3. In Meetings Hearts Beat Closer
4. Coward (Vic Chesnutt) More...

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The Body Kicking Off New Tour Dates

Hot off of a recent tour through the Central and Northeast U.S. regions in support of the "Master, We Perish" EP, nomadic duo The Body is set to embark on a newest auditory warfare excursion this weekend.

This Sunday, June 30th, The Body will join Los Crudos, Iron Lung, Talk Is Poison and more at This Is Not a Step Fest in Berkeley, California. Just a few days later, The Body will converge with Subservient Fuck for a counter-clockwise slice of touring, beginning in Arcata, California, crossing North to Portland and Seattle and then south through Western Cali with stops in Oakland, La Puente, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Sacramento confirmed.

6/30/2013 924 Gilman - Berkeley, CA @ This Is Not a Step Fest
7/01/2013 Mex n' Wow - Arcata, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/02/203 The Laughing Horse Book And Film Collective - Portland, OR w/ Subservient Fuck
7/03/2013 Black Lodge - Seattle, WA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/04/2013 1234 Go Records - Oakland, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/05/2013 Bridgetown - La Puente, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/06/2013 East 7th - Los Angeles, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/07/2013 Blood Orange - Riverside, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/08/2013 Che Café - San Diego, CA w/ Subservient Fuck
7/09/2013 The Press Club - Sacramento, CA

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The Body Streaming New Song

Even though recent warnings of new hymns from apocalyptic sludge ministers The Body have been released, you have failed to listen and repent, and now it appears it’s too late, as today the first of three new orations has been revealed.

The prophetic new hymnal from The Body, "Master, We Perish" is a three-song prelude to mankind’s demise, a message which can be felt firsthand with the opening mantra, “The Ebb And Flow Of Tides In A Sea Of Ash.”

The distressing wail of an air-raid siren barely has time to sound before the listener is inundated in the oppressive surge of The Body’s patented form of primal, anti-life worship. Experience the track through Pitchfork here. The following press release was also issued about the new album:

"'Master, We Perish' was captured at Providence, Rhode Island-based Machines With Magnets (Battles, Daughters, Lightning Bolt, Chinese Stars). Blackened bursts of noise-drenched, low-fi doom are fueled by percussionist Lee Buford’s hypnotic, tribal rhythms via thunderous macaroni drums, the melee infiltrated by guitarist/vocalist Chip King’s penetrating vocal screech. More...

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The Body Reveals New EP Details

In an ongoing pilgrimage towards the apocalypse and perpetual hatred for humankind, earthmoving doom duo The Body will dispense its latest scourge upon the masses in the coming weeks, titled "Master, We Perish." The following press release was issued about the EP:

"The newest wave of abhorrence from the nomadic family, 'Master, We Perish' shows The Body’s nihilistic audio terror ever-forward with three new tunes sure to cause birds to fall from the sky and traumatize nonbelievers, once again recorded at Providence, Rhode Island-based Machines With Magnets (Battles, Daughters, Lightning Bolt, Chinese Stars).

"Blackened bursts of noise-drenched, low-fi doom are fueled by percussionist Lee Buford’s hypnotic, tribal rhythms via thunderous macaroni drums, the melee infiltrated by guitarist/vocalist Chip King’s penetrating vocal screech. The clan also recruited Leslie Weitz (Otesanek), Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly Of Light Choir) and Reba Mitchell (Whore Paint) for vocal contributions throughout the torrid endeavor adding an array of eerie dynamics to the songs.

"Saddened confessions of mental anguish are ended with a pump of a shotgun, a sludgy foreshadowing of the coming explosion of tortured screams. Feedback and noise erupt into the slow crush and the bellowing of an end to beliefs and an end to these truths... More...

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The Body Streaming Debut Album

Today the long out-of-print, self-titled debut album from apocalyptic sludge duo The Body is officially available again worldwide via At A Loss Recordings. Initially released in 2004, this new version of "The Body" was remixed/remastered at Machines With Magnets, where The Body has recorded all albums to date.

With the album now available again, the deviants at Vice Magazin have posted a track-by-track breakdown of the album, in addition to a stream of the entire release. Let The Body's end-time thunder abuse you right here.

The following press release was also issued:

"The Body originally released their self-titled album on Moganono Records in 2004, before they had begun to infiltrate their apocalyptic sludge hymns with lush vocal choirs, orchestral movements and industrial noise programming. But while a bit more atavistic in nature, the album bears nearly forty-five minutes of The Body's now renowned slow-motion dirge riffs, innards-shifting low-end tones, chaotic instrumental breaks, repetitive/building tonal movements, and sinister shrieking, sure to satisfy the doomsday urges within any fans of the band's newer, more recognized releases.

"The Body have confirmed several Northwest shows with their brothers in Whitehorse for the first week of July. In August The Bodywill tour the entire West Coast of the US with The Assembly Of Light Choir and Braveyoung, with several dates confirmed and more performances still being added to the tour." More...

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