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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.
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.
Ibanez, Tama, and Revolver will be presenting the first annual Summer Slaughter Tour with NECROPHAGIST headlining and support from DECAPITATED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE FACELESS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ARSIS, ION DISSONANCE, and BENEATH THE MASSACRE. Founder Ash Avildsen has dubbed it “The Most Extreme Tour of the Year,” which will have select dates featuring special regional guests DAATH for June 4-10 and others TBA.
This will be NECROPHAGIST’s only North American Tour of 2007 and rumor has it they will be performing their latest album Epitaph in its entireity.
More information can be found over at the tour’s official MySpace page. Confirmed dates are as follows:
June 1 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
June 2 - New Jersey @ INFEST
June 3 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
June 4 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
June 5 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
June 6 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
June 8 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
June 9 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
June 10 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
June 11 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos Outdoors
June 13 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
June 14 - Las Vegas, NV
June 15 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
June 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
June 17 - Northern California
June 19 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
June 20 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 22 - Ogden, UT @ Country Club Theatre
June 23 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes
June 24 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
June 26 - St. Paul, MN
June 27 - Chicago, IL
June 28 - Cincinnati, OH
June 29 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
June 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Robot Mosh Fest V
July 1 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
July 2 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
July 3 - Montreal, QC @ Foufones
July 4 - Montreal, QC @ Le Studio
July 5 - Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
July 6 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
July 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
July 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
Ion Dissonance have finished their third album, Minus the Herd, which is scheduled for release June 5. The Montreal band recorded the disc with producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Agnostic Front). "This is by far some of the best stuff we have ever written," singer Kevin McCaughey said in a statement. "There are some changes in direction with this new release, but I definitely think the die-hard Ion followers will still be into the new stuff. I guess the only word to describe this new album would have to be 'brutal.' Just plain heaviness."
Montreal-based quintet ION DISSONANCE are getting ready to record their 3rd album and follow-up to the ABACUS Release "Solace" that left reviewers raving in 2005. ION DISSONANCE's new album is going to be entitled "Minus The Herd" and will be recorded with Zeuss. Singer Kevin McCaughey says of the album: "This is by far some of the best stuff we have ever written. There are some changes in direction with this new release, but I definitely think the die hard Ion followers will still be into the new stuff. I guess the only word to describe this new album would have to be brutal. Just straight and plain heaviness."
ION DISSONANCE will be hitting the road in the United States with Arsis and Beneath The Massacre with a stop at the California Metal Fest. They will also be touring Europe with Dead To Fall and Through The Eyes Of The Dead in May. "As for the upcoming tour dates I have to say that I, myself and the rest of the band are really looking forward to heading out with our good friends in Beneath the Massacre for their first strand of US shows. I have never been out to the west coast and I am really excited about it. We have also just confirmed our first ever European tour with our good friends in Dead to Fall and Through The Eyes Of The Dead. We are all really excited about this, and I can't wait to hit the road with these new songs once the recording process is finished."
Here are the currently confirmed Ion Dissonance tour dates: More...
On the eve of the release of the band's full-length debut, 'Mechanics of Dysfunction,' Canada's BENEATH THE MASSACRE has been confirmed for the band's first appearances in the United States later this spring alongside Arsis and Ion Dissonance. The upcoming jaunt also includes an appearance at the second annual California Metalfest with labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY and THE FUNERAL PYRE.
The 10 new tracks on 'Mechanics of Dysfunction' were recorded and produced by Yannick St-Ammand (Despised Icon, Neuraxis), mixed by Pierre Rémillard (Cryptopsy, Krisiun) and mastered by Alan Douches (Dillinger Escape Plan, Shadows Fall) and is the band's first new offering since the well-received five track debut EP, 'Evidence of Inequity' released in 2005.
BENEATH THE MASSACRE on tour: More...
South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD have been confirmed for a European tour alongside Dead To Fall and Ion Dissonance throughout May later this year. Currently demoing material and rehearsing to enter the studio to record the band's new album, 'Malice,' the tour marks THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's first time touring Europe since forming in 2003.
Having already supported the band's 2005 Prosthetic Records debut, 'Bloodlust,' most recently with appearances at Sounds of the Underground and on a fall headlining tour in 2006, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will enter Mana Studios with producer Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, ex-Morbid Angel) February 16 to lay down tracks for 'Malice,' currently slated for a tentative summer 2007 release. Alan Douches (Unearth, Shadows Fall) will handle mastering and Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord) will return for artwork duties.
"The new material is coming along nicely," guitarist Justin Longshore said previously. "The songs are a lot more mature and the music is much faster, aggressive, and way more pissed off. I think fans are going to really love it. We are really pumped to work with Erik Rutan on 'Malice.' We've never worked with a producer and I don't think we could have chosen anyone better; we really admire the work he's done in Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal and also the engineering efforts he's produced for Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, and Premonitions of War, among others. After we hit the studio, we plan to dominate the world once again and tour throughout the year. We will be playing a lot of new places including Europe. 2007 is going to be an exciting year for TTEOTD."
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD tour dates follow: More...