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Below is our complete Ion Dissonance 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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Montreal extreme metal band ION DISSONANCE are currently at .357 Productions with Ion guitar player, Antoine Lussier at the production helm. The new album is tentatively set for an early summer release.
Vocalist Kevin states, “So we are currently wrapping up our third week in the studio. The drum tracks have been completed and we are now halfway through recording guitars. Everything is going a hell of a lot better than we could ever expect. As a result, we are all stoked beyond belief at how retarded these new tracks sound."
“Have you ever noticed that every band recording lately tends to release the exact same quote? ‘This recording is the best ever put out, and the songs are the best ever written, and blah blah blah.’ Well, we want to switch it up a little bit and mention that this recording will be what you make it out to be." More...
"Prevail", the most recently acclaimed album by Canada's hyperblasters KATAKLYSM, has won for "Album Of The Year" in the "Metal/Hardcore" category at the Quebec Indie Music Awards (GAMIQ), an awards show that recognizes achievements by Quebec independent artists. The event is produced by the Quebec Independent Music Association which is also behind the Montreal International Music Initiative (MIMI). KATAKLYSM has released the following statement in regards to this rather flattering victory:
“KATAKLYSM would like to thank the board of judges and all the people that voted for ‘Prevail’. We were super psyched as it was just to be nominated but now that we’ve actually won we can’t really explain how great it feels. It’s definitely an honor, especially since we were up against some great artists. What a great way to start our North American tour in a few days! We can’t wait to get out there and show the rest of the world what Quebec already knows; KATAKLYSM will ‘Prevail’!"
Those that were nominated this year included:
TEARS FOR THE SKY - "Boredomville II"
MENACE RUINE - "Cult of Ruins"
KOSMOS - "Kosmos"
ION DISSONANCE - "Minus The Herd"
KATAKLYSM - "Prevail"
KATAKLSYM will headline this year’s installment of the “Death by Decibels” tour presented by CDV Software Entertainment and Sacred 2: Fallen Angel the video game. The package features DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN from September 26th until October 16th then ARSIS, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN October 18th until the 24th. The confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Montreal’s technical death metal band BENEATH THE MASSACRE has scheduled studio time for the follow up record to 2007’s "Mechanics of Dysfunction." The band will enter the studio April 25 with Yannick St-Amant (Despised Icon, Neuraxis, Martyr), who also produced BENEATH THE MASSACRE’s prior full-length and the "Evidence of Inequity" EP. Afterwards, Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid, Chimaira) will mix the record, which is currently slated for a fall 2008 release through Prosthetic Records.
"So we just came back from our headline tour in the US. We had a blast.” BENEATH THE MASSACRE vocalist Elliot Desgagnes says. “A lot of people showed up and all the bands on the package were super cool dudes. We're now working hard on the new material that will be recorded starting in April at Yannick's studio. We can't wait to enter the studio. We'll probably be posting video and blogs to let all you guys know what's going on in studio. Stay tuned."
Most recently wrapping up the first BENEATH THE MASSACRE headlining tour, alongside See You Next Tuesday, Born of Osiris, and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, the band has been busy touring non-stop since the February 2007 release of "Mechanics of Dysfunction," including the filming of a video for the track “Society’s Disposable Son.”. In addition, the band has been confirmed as a rotating direct support band on a brief Canadian run of dates alongside headliners Despised Icon and fellow Canadians Ion Dissonance and The Plasmarifle.
Here are the latest BENEATH THE MASSACRE tour dates: More...
Montreal’s ION DISSONANCE have lined up the following upcoming Canadian tour dates:
December 7 - Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Café Le Stage w/ Ligeia, Liferuiner
December 15 - Rimouski, QC @ Petit Pavillon Agricole
January 11 - London, ON @ The Embassy w/ Beneath The Massacre
January 12 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
January 13 - Brantford, ON @ Bottoms Up
February 16 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda (Moshcore Festival)
Metal Injection TV has posted three new video clips, including footage of NECROPHAGIST drummer Marco Minnemann performing a 10-minute drum solo so crushing a "Holy Sh-t" chant breaks out (see clip below). Also available are two new live clips of NECROPHAGIST. The footage is part of Metal Injection's coverage of the Summer Slaughter tour. These clips, as well as footage of DECAPITATED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE FACELESS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ION DISSONANCE and BENEATH THE MASSACRE, can be viewed at this location. More...
Boston metal/hardcore outfit BURY YOUR DEAD will headline one last tour before entering the studio to record its new CD. Support on the shows will come from BRING ME THE HORIZON, ION DISSONANCE and NIGHTS LIKE THESE. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Sep. 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
Sep. 22 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Sep. 23 - Pensacola, FL @ Legion 33
Sep. 24 - Sheffield, AL @ The Rave
Sep. 26 - New Orleans, LA @ The High Ground
Sep. 27 - Corpus Christi, TX @ The Underground
Sep. 28 - Lewisville (Dallas), TX @ Fat Daddy's
Sep. 29 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Sep. 30 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
Oct. 01 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
Oct. 02 - Kansas City, MO @ Static Bar
Oct. 03 - St. Louis, MO @ @ Pop's
Oct. 04 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square
Oct. 05 - Mishawaka, IN @ Quest SkatePark
Oct. 06 - Detroit, MI @ Myspace Cafe
Oct. 07 - Toronto, ON @ Funhaus
Oct. 08 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Oct. 09 - Montreal, QC @ L'Inco
Oct. 10 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
Oct. 11 - Portland, ME @ The Station
Oct. 12 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Rock and Shock Horror Festival)
Oct. 13 - Pompton Lakes, NJ @ The Mainstage
Oct. 14 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
Oct. 15 - Long Island, LI @ Crazy Donkey
Oct. 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian
Oct. 17 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
Oct. 18 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
Oct. 19 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
Oct. 20 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Capital Chaos TV recently posted a video clip of BURY YOUR DEAD's May 15, 2007 performance at The Underground in Roseville, California. Watch it below.
Metal Injection.net has posted a brand new video interview with BENEATH THE MASSACRE frontman Elliot Desgagnes, which is available here, along with a live clip. The interview was conducted at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival earlier this spring, which marked the band's first show in America.
Continuing to support the band's full-length debut, Mechanics of Dysfunction, BENEATH THE MASSACRE will hit the road as a support act for labelmates THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's headlining tour along with As Blood Runs Black and Ion Dissonance. Afterwards, BENEATH THE MASSACRE will then head out alongside Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy and labelmates GOJIRA this fall, having already shared the stage on tours with Animosity and the Summer Slaughter tour in support of Mechanics of Dysfunction.
Here are the latest BENEATH THE MASSACRE tour dates: More...
On July 8th 2007 I went to see the Summer Slaughter Festival at BBkings in New York City. Of the venues in my area that book metal bands, BBkings has been one of my favorites for its amazing sound and size. It is never too loud that I feel like I’m going deaf, but still loud enough that I feel the music and rock out. The venue definitely has great tech guys running the soundboards and lights. With this in mind, I knew that I would get proper enjoyment of the bands and not focus on how much I can't hear a certain instrument or the vocals. I entered without knowing what to expect because I am not a fan of most brutal death metal, but there were a few bands I recognized and wanted to see how they were live, namely, Necrophagist, Beneath the Massacre, and Cephalic Carnage. I really wish I could have seen Arsis, but they had troubles with their van on tour and couldn't make it out. More...
The new video from South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will make its television debut on MTV2's Headbangers Ball this Saturday. Check your local listings for time and channel. In the meantime, the video is available online here or below.
The band has also just uploaded footage from the recording sessions of the forthcoming album, Malice, which will see an August 21 release through Prosthetic Records. Footage is available on YouTube in three clips.
Recorded with Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, ex-Morbid Angel) and featuring artwork from Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord, The Acacia Strain), Malice is THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's follow-up to 2005's Bloodlust, which took the band out on the road - including an appearance on Sounds of the Underground 2006. Meanwhile, the band is currently gearing up for a headlining run alongside As Blood Runs Black, labelmates Beneath The Massacre and Ion Dissonance.
Pre-orders for Malice will begin shipping Friday and are available here.
Here are the latest THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD tour dates: More...
NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has issued the following update:
"We're really disappointed to announce that we have to cancel the shows scheduled from August 1-3 in Toronto, Hamilton and London. The guitarist/vocalist Big Steeve Hurdle had a back injury on Sunday, and he should rest for at least one week. We were looking forward to do these shows because they were the very first ones for the band. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little longer before to hit the stage for the first time. As of today, we have no fixed plans about rescheduling the three dates but we'll try to make it up for our Ontario fans before the end of the year if we can. Thanks for your understanding." More...
Montreal's ION DISSONANCE have recently added four new live dates in Southern Ontario before they embark on a month long trek through the US with THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK and BENEATH THE MASSACRE.
Dates are as follows:
8 - London, ON - The Embassy
9 - Toronto, ON - The Metal Bar
10 - Hamilton, ON - The Underground
11 - St. Catherines, ON - The Jubilee Center
17 - Wilmington, NC - Lucky's Pub
18 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
19 - Birmingham, AL - Cave 9
20 - Little Rock, AR - Vino's
21 - Joplin, MO - The Foundry Music Theatre
22 - Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory
23 - Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounging (Indoor)
24 - Clovis, NM - Absolute Zero
25 - El Paso, TX - Chic's Bar & Billiards
26 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
27 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
29 - Topeka, KS - The Static Bar
30 - Iowa City, IA - Picador
31 - Menomonee Falls, WI - Orchard Inn
1 - Grand Rapids, MI - Skelletones
3 - Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter
4 - Pittsburgh, PA - Lawrenceville Moose
5 - Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo Icon
6 - Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
7 - Bucksport, MA - The Kave
8 - Pompton Lakes, NJ - Mainstage
9 - Holyoke, MA - Waterfront Tavern
10 - Lemoyne, PA - Championship
12 - Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
13 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
14 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
Abacus Recordings has officially ceased to exist. Portions of the one-time Century Media Records imprint will now be folded back into Century Media. Launched in 2002, the label was originally headed by Century Media co-owner Robert Kampf. Roughly two years ago Abacus and Century Media split, with Kampf choosing to relinquish his portion of ownership. Details regarding the latest arrangement between the two entities are scant, but it appears that certain Abacus bands will now be brought over to the Century Media roster. In recent years Abacus has released material by Sick Of It All, Ion Dissonance, and Sworn Enemy, among many others.
South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD have confirmed another American headlining tour for August and September, this time featuring support from As Blood Runs Black, Prosthetic Records labelmates BENEATH THE MASSACRE , and Ion Dissonance. Hitting many places the band hasn't played for a time, this headlining tour is the second domestic outing in anticipation of the band's forthcoming record, ' Malice ,' having already spent June on the road with The Red Chord as well as the band making its first trip to Europe earlier this spring.
Recorded with Erik Rutan (Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains), ' Malice ' marks the debut of vocalist Nate Johnson (ex-Premonitions of War, ex-Deadwater Drowning) and is the follow-up to 2005's Prosthetic Records debut, ' Bloodlust .' Scheduled for an August 21 release, the band has made the track "Failure In The Flesh" available on the THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD MySpace page, while exclusive pre-order packages are available at Prosthetic Records.com.
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD recently finished shooting a video for the track "Failure In The Flesh" in New York with director David Brodsky (Goatwhore, Kylesa, The Acacia Strain, Gwar), and the clip will be available shortly online and at video outlets.
Here are the confirmed THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD tour dates with As Blood Runs Black, Beneath The Massacre, Ion Dissonance:
8/17 Wilmington , NC – Lucky’s Pub
8/18 Charleston , SC – The Music Farm
8/19 Birmingham , AL – Cave 9
8/20 Little Rock , AR – Vino’s
8/21 Joplin , MO – The Foundry Music Theatre
8/22 Oklahoma City , OK – Conservatory
8/23 Austin , TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounging (Indoor)
8/24 Clovis , NM – Absolute Zero
8/25 El Paso , TX – Chic’s Bar & Billiards
8/26 Albuquerque , NM – Launchpad
8/27 Colorado Springs , CO – The Black Sheep
8/29 Topeka , KS – The Static Bar
8/30 Iowa City , IA – Picador
8/31 Menomonee Falls , WI – Orchard Inn
9/01 Grand Rapids , MI – Skelletones
9/03 Covington , KY – The Mad Hatter
9/04 Pittsburgh , PA – Lawrenceville Moose
9/05 Buffalo , NY – The Buffalo Icon
9/06 Farmingdale , NY – The Crazy Donkey
9/07 Bucksport , ME – The Kave
9/08 Pompton Lakes , NJ – Mainstage
9/09 Holyoke , MA – Waterfront Tavern
9/10 Lemoyne , PA – Championship
9/12 Richmond , VA – Alley Katz
9/13 Columbia , SC – New Brookland Tavern
9/14 Spartanburg , SC – Ground Zero
Guitarist & vocalist James Malone regretfully explains why ARSIS had to drop off the Revolver Magazine-sponsored Summer Slaughter Tour while supporting their latest release, United In Regret:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control, we've been forced to drop off the Summer Slaughter Tour. I do apologize to ALL the fans that missed seeing us. To make a long story short, everything was going great for us until we reached Sacramento, California. After that show, our van began to give us trouble - which surprised us since the van had just been in for repairs twice before the tour even started and we were sure the problem had been fixed. So we took the van in to the nearest dealership, were told the problem could be resolved in 3 days, and decided to wait in Sacramento until the van was fixed. It's now over 2 WEEKS LATER and the van STILL hasn't been repaired. Unfortunately, it's already too late for us to rent a vehicle. We've gone broke paying for hotels. Van rental fees + the cost of gas would have cost us a fortune to catch up to the tour. Please understand that we made the best decision we could with the information we were given. Unfortunately, it turns out we made the wrong decision."
Offers to assist with lodging, gas card gift donation pledges, and general well-wishes for the band can be left at www.myspace.com/ARSIS
Ion Dissonance are preparing to release their highly anticipated new album "Minus The Herd" to the masses on June 5th. To give fans a taste of the new album they have released a Digital EP entitled "Prelude To Herd" that is available now on ITunes.
The track listing for "Prelude To The Herd" is:
2. "Of Me...Nobody Is Safe"
You can purchase "Prelude To The Herd" now.
Ion Dissonance embarks on the Summer Slaughter Tour with Necrophagist, Decapitated, Cephalic Carnage, As Blood Runs Black tomorrow, June 1, 2007. Here are the tour dates: More...
Montreal-based quintet ION DISSONANCE is preparing to release its third album, "Minus the Herd", on June 5. To give fans a taste of the new CD, the band has released a digital EP, entitled "Prelude to the Herd", that is available now on iTunes. The track listing for the EP is as follows:
02. Of Me...Nobody Is Safe
You can purchase "Prelude to the Herd" at this location.
Details regarding Infest 2007 have been announced. The event will take place on June 2nd at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA. Doors open at 12pm and tickest are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. You can get the latest information here. The following bands have been confirmed:
Bury Your Dead
A Life Once Lost
Full Blown Chaos
As Blood Runs Black
Beneath the Massacre
Since the Flood
Stick to Your Guns
The fifth annual Robot Mosh Fest will take place on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th at Skate World in Hartland, WI. Below are all the bands confirmed for the fest. More information can be found online, and tickets can be purchased here.
Friday, June 29th - 3pm
The Black Dahlia Murder
A Life Once Lost
Dead To Fall
From A Second Story Window
Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
After The Burial
Tower Of Rome
Lye By Mistake
Shit Outta Luck
Saturday, June 30th - 1pm
Beneath The Massacre
As Blood Runs Black
Veil Of Maya
An End To Flesh
With Dead Hands Rising
Winds Of Plague
Beneath The Sky
Born Of Osiris
SKINLESS has announced a number of globe-spanning tour dates in support of their latest release, Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The quartet will first embark on a month-long European tour with label-mates DYING FETUS along with CATTLE DECAPITATION starting this Friday, May 4. Also joining these bands on various dates of the tour are NAPALM DEATH, RED CHORD, DEAD TO FALL, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, ION DISSONANCE, and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. This will be Skinless’ first return to Europe since their successful headlining tour there last summer. Skinless has also announced a North American tour alongside SUFFOCATION and IMMOLATION for the fall. This tour will kick off on October 25 in Quebec, QC, hitting major cities throughout its four-week span. More...
Montreal’s ION DISSONANCE have posted a new song entitled “Kneel” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off their upcoming new album, Minus The Heard, which will be released on June 5th through Abacus Recordings.