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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.
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...
Ion Dissonance will soon hit the studio to begin recording their third album. The band will enter Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with Zeuss on February 1st to commence recording. According to the band, "The album is really heavy and it’s some of the best stuff we’ve ever written! We're really confident that Zeuss will be able to represent the band's personality and the sound we always searched for." The effort will be available this summer via Abacus Recordings.
Tour dates have been finalized for December's Necrophagist, Skinless, Ion Dissonance, and The Faceless tour. Here are teh dates:
12/8 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
12/9 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
12/10 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
12/11 Levittown, NY @ Club Ritual
12/12 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
12/13 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
12/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
12/15 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
12/16 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasant's
12/17 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
The folks behind the Death By Decibels: Nightmare Before Xmas Fest have posted a finalized lineup for the show, which takes place Sunday, December 17th at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The final lineup is as follows:
A Life Once Lost
Dead To Fall
As Blood Runs Black
Left To Vanish
Site of Suffering
The Dahlgren Prophecy
Another Side of Silence
Fury Supplies The Arms
Rise of Ruin
Ion Dissonance have chosen Kevin McCaughey (Shaolin, The Last Felony, Despised Icon) as their new vocalist, the band issued the following statement on the matter:
"We are really proud to welcome our really good friend Kevin McCaughey to the Ion Dissonance family. Things are going really well so far with him on vocals, Kevin played a few shows with us already and his vocals fit perfectly with our music and what we were looking for. We would like to thank everyone who tried out for us and would like to wish them good luck in their projects. Otherwise, we are currently writing our 3rd album right now and it's going really well so far, we have a lot of new stuff already and all we can say is that we feel it's some of the best stuff we have ever written. We just announced our final tour dates for 2006 and after that we'll finish tightening things up to record it next spring. More updates coming soon about the recording."
NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has issued the following update:
"The last few weeks have been very thrilling for us as we have finally arranged to enter studio in mid-September to record three songs. We will again be working with our old friend Pierre Remillard but this time it will be at his famous Wild Studio. Pierre has produced GORGUTS' very first demo, 'And Then Comes Lividity', back in 1989, plus the albums 'Obscura' in 1998 and 'From Wisdom To Hate' in 2001. He will be assisted by none other than Jean-Yves Theriault, a.k.a. Blacky and former VOÏVOD. We will be more than honored to work with him in the studio. At the end of September, expect a MySpace page for you to, at last, listen to our music." Songtitles set to appear on the mini-CD are "Chaos in Motion", "Taedium Vitae" and "Rebellion".
ION DISSONANCE vocalist Gabriel McCaughry has announced his departure from the group with the following statement:
"It's over... and it's probably the hardest decision I had to take in my entire life. There are so many reasons... to be totally honest with you, I don't even know where to begin with this. Basically the Passion was slowly slipping away, but of course its not that simple. Over the years, several concerns (problems) began to spawn in my mind and concerned only me I guess, my personal views on how I was picturing myself doing in the band. And therefore my views on how I perceived Extreme music in general which differed from what ION DISSONANCE would become. And I cannot deny the fact that it also had to do with some intra-social issues within the band itself. More...
The Canadian portion of Necrophagist's current tour has been cancelled. The band's passports were recently stolen, rendering them unable to cross the border. The following shows, with support from Arsis, Alarum, Ion Dissonance, Animosity, and Job For A Cowboy have been cancelled:
06/06 Ottawa, ON Canada @ Mavericks
06/07 Quebec City, QC Canada @ L'Anti
06/08 Tornoto, ON Canada @ The Marquee
06/09 Hamilton, ON Canada @ The Underground
06/10 St-Haycinthe, QC Canada @ Salle Le Louvre
The missed shows will likely be rescheduled for the end of July.
The final lineup has been confirmed for Robot Mosh Fest 4, which takes place July 21st and 22nd at Skate Country in West Bend, WI. Presale tickets are currently available through the the festival's MySpace page. Advance tickets are $25 for a 2 day pass. $15 each day, day of.
Here is the complete lineup: More...
Dates have been finalized for the upcoming Abacus Recordings Tour, featuring Caliban, Sworn Enemy, Ion Dissonance, and Embrace The End. Bleeding Kansas will also appear on a week's worth of dates. Here's the schedule
4/28 Long Island, NY @ Club Ritual
4/29 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium New England Metalfest
4/30 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar Maryland Metalfest
5/1 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
5/2 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
5/3 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/4 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
5/5 West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown Blues
5/6 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
5/7 Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
5/8 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
5/9 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
5/10 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
5/11 El Paso, TX @ Chic's
5/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Decibles
5/13 Whittier, CA @ Club Rome (California Metalfest)
5/14 Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a GoGo
5/15 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
5/16 Boise, ID @ The Venue
5/17 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
5/18 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
5/19 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
5/20 Freeport, IL @ Freeport Convention Center
5/21 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
5/22 Detroit, MI @ Alvin's
5/23 Cleveland (Kent), OH @ Screwy Louie's
5/24 New York, NY @ B.B. King's
5/25 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
5/26 Danbury, CT @ Empress Ballroom