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Leng Tch'e

Formed: 2001
From: Ghent, Belgium
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Leng Tch'e News

Below is our complete Leng Tch'e 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.

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Leng Tch'e Cancel UK Tour

Belgium's razorgrind pioneers LENG TCH'E have issued the following update:

"Due to circumstances beyond our own control, we are forced to cancel our upcoming UK tour. Obviously we are seriously bummed out about this. However we'll definitely cross the Channel in 2008 so do not despair."

LENG TCH'E's latest CD on Relapse Records, "Marasmus", was recorded in September 2006 at CCR studios in Belgium and was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. Mastering was done by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York.

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Leng Tch'e Looking For New Bassist

Belgium's razorgrind pioneers LENG TCH'E have issued the following update:

"It is a well known fact that everybody in LENG TCH'E is an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist (PS: John Myung, stop e-mailing me for tabs). So instead of looking for a second guitar player, Nicolas will return to his original position as guitarist, leaving the bass player spot indeed vacant. If you think you have the balls to play bass in LENG TCH'E, tons of motivation, your own gear and transportation, then send your application to info@razorgrind.com."

LENG TCH'E will embark on their first foray into the UK in November in support of their latest album "Marasmus". Joining LENG TCH'E on this tour will be Glasgow's MAN MUST DIE and London's TED MAUL. The following shows have been confirmed:

Nov. 16 - Koksijde, Belgium - De Pit (LENG TCH'E only)
Nov. 17 - Brighton, UK - Engine Room
Nov. 18 - London, UK - Borderline
Nov. 19 - [to be announced]
Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Music Box
Nov. 21 - Liverpool, UK - Roadkill
Nov. 22 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Nov. 23 - Dundee, UK - Westport Bar
Nov. 24 - [to be announced]

LENG TCH'E's latest CD on Relapse Records, "Marasmus", was recorded in September 2006 at CCR studios in Belgium and was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. Mastering was done by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York.

MAN MUST DIE's latest album, "The Human Condition", was released on Relapse Records this summer. The group recorded "The Human Condition" with producer Jean Francois Dagenais at Studio Victor and JFD Studios in Canada.

TED MAUL have just released their debut album, "White Label", on Raise The Game Records. The album was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Leng Tch'e Announce UK Tour

Death metal / grindcore stalwarts LENG TCH'E will embark on their first foray into the UK in November in support of their latest album Marasmus. Joining Leng Tch'e on this tour will be Glasgow's MAN MUST DIE and London's TED MAUL. The following shows have been confirmed:

November
16 – Koksijde, Belgium –De Pit (Leng Tch'e only)
17 – Brighton, UK - Engine Room
18 – London, UK – Borderline
19 - tba
20 – Manchester, UK - Music Box
21 – Liverpool, UK - Roadkill
22 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
23 – Dundee, UK - Westport Bar
24 - tba

Leng Tch'e's latest CD on Relapse Records, Marasmus, was recorded in September 2006 at CCR studios in Belgium and was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. Mastering was done by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New
York.

Man Must Die's latest album The Human Condition was released on Relapse Records this summer. The group recorded The Human Condition with producer Jean Francois Dagenais at Studio Victor and JFD Studios in Canada.

Ted Maul have just released their debut album White Label on Raise The Game Records. The album was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Leng Tch'e Announces New Drummer

Leng Tch'e has officially announced a replacement for recently departed drummer, Svencho. Now joining the band is Tony Van den Eynde, of Belgian death metal band The Seventh. Here's a statement from the band:

"Tony was actually recommended to us by our ex-guitar player and founding member Glen. Many people heeded the call when the word was out that we needed a new skinsman and it was a tough decision to make in the end, but we believe Tony has all the skills to take us to the next level. His power and technique will baffle you all. We'd like to thank everybody who contacted us and made the effort to come down and jam with us. You can catch us live with the new lineup before we hit the big festivals in August at the try-out gigs later this month: July 28th at Nevelfest in Merksem (B) and July 29th at 'De Triangel' in Weert (NL)."

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Leng Tch'e Loses Drummer

Leng Tch'e has announced the departure of drummer Svencho. A founding member of the band, Svencho has chosen to focus on his other band, Aborted, in addition to other musical projects. According to the group, "We thank him for the years invested in Leng Tch'e and wish him luck in his future endeavours. However, this will definitely not be the end of the band since we feel that 'Marasmus' is our strongest record to date and therefor we will continue on our path of mayhem and destruction."

The Belgian outfit is currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties should contact the band at nicolas@razorgrind.com.

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Leng Tch'e Recruits Aborted Guitarist

Belgian grind band Leng Tch'e has officially found a replacement for departed guitarist Geert Devenster. Now joining the band is Peter Goermaere (also of Aborted). Goermaere will make his live debut with the band next week as they begin a brief European tour with Immolation and Krisiun.

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The Acacia Strain Planning European Tour

Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN have completed plans to head over seas for a European tour in support of the band's current release, The Dead Walk. Playing alongside Belgium's Leng Tch'e and Holland's The Architect, the tour offers wide diversity within the extremem music scene. Spanning from March 23 through April 15, dates, countries and venues will be announced shortly.

In the meantime, THE ACACIA STRAIN is currently out on the road in the States with Job For A Cowboy, Psyopus, See You Next Tuesday and Daath through Feb. 18. The Dead Walk, produced by Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) features artwork from Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord) and saw a June 13, 2006 release.

THE ACACIA STRAIN on tour
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Leng Tch'e Post Two New Tracks Online

LENG TCH'E have posted two new tracks on their MySpace page. The songs called 'Lucid Denial' and 'Tightrope Propaganda' will be on the upcoming album Marasmus, due out March 6th on Relapse Records.

The CD was recorded in September 2006 at CCR studios in Belgium and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. Mastering was done by Alan Douches at West-West Side Music in New York.

Taken from the Relapse website: "Belgian grinders Leng Tch'e drop the hammer with their new full-length Marasmus. A heavier and more measured bludgeoning than previous records, Marasmus sees the band incorporating more pronounced death metal riffage to their pummeling grind assault. Marasmus finds Leng Tch'e maximizing their already lethal damage per square riff ratio with a more deliberate sense of pace. An absolute blinder of a full-length, Marasmus puts Leng Tch'e squarely at the forefront of the modern extreme scene."

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Leng Tch'e Announce Completion Of New Album

Belgian grind band Leng Tch'e have announced that work on their latest studio effort, "Marasmus", is finished. Engineered by Fredrik Nordstrom and recorded at CCR Studios in Sweden, the album is due to be released sometime in March next year. Sven De Caluwe, the group's drummer, had this to say:

"It took us quite some time and a lot of hardships to get everything the way we wanted but we're done with recording the new LT album and it was definitely all worth it. "Marasmus" is definitely the most interesting & heavy sounding record we've made so far. It goes from heavy to groovy to plain ridiculously fast, so there's a little bit for everyone on this one. We can't wait to have this out there for you maniacs to get a hold on to!! Expect nothing but razorgrind in it's most extreme and diverse form!"
The outfit has also recently released a split-cd with french band Warscars, which features 8 new Leng Tch'e songs (more info at RazorGrind), 2 tracks from which can be heard on the bands MySpace page.

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Leng Tch'e Post Two New Songs Online

Belgian razorgrind pioneers LENG TCH'E have posted two new songs, 'Confluence of Consumers' and 'Self-Pity as a Daily Routine,' on their MySpace page. The tracks will be featured on the band's upcoming split CD with WARSCARS, due in September via Bones Brigade.

LENG TCH'E entered the studio last month to begin recording the follow-up to their Relapse Records debut, "The Process Of Elimination". The new record has been given the tentative title of "Marasmus" and will be mixed September 18-22 at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. The CD should be unleashed upon the public in March/April 2007 on Relapse Records. Expect longer songs, more intricate rhythms and lots of more variation than on the previous LENG TCH'E records. Mixing up the roots of the band with a new found mature sound, "Marasmus" will become the band's most varied, catchy and definitely most insane blasting effort.

LENG TCH'E have been confirmed for the renowned Summer Breeze Festival, set to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in Germany.

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Leng Tch'e, Beneath The Massacre Tour Dates

Leng Tch'e and Beneath The Massacre will tour Canada together in early-May. Here are the dates:

5/5 Rimouski, QC Canada @ Le Coudee
5/6 Trois-Rivieres, QC Canada @ Le Maquisart
5/7 Toronto, ON Canada @ Reilly's
5/8 Sudbury, ON Canada @ The Townhouse
5/10 Peterborough, ON Canada @ Red Dog Tavern
5/11 Montreal, QC Canada @ Cafe Inconditionnel
5/12 Ste-Madeleine, QC Canada @ Salle Le Louvre
5/13 Quebec City, QC Canada @ L'Anti
5/14 Bromont, QC Canada @ Centre de ski La Debarque

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Leng Tch'e and Fuck The Facts Canadian Tour

Leng Tch'e will tour Eastern Canada in May with Fuck The Facts. Here are the tour dates:

5/1 Ottawa, ON Canada @ Mavericks w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/2 Sherbrooke, QC Canada @ Le Tremplin
5/3 Montreal, QC Canada @ Club Saphir w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/5 Rimouski, QC Canada @ Le Coudee w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/6 Trois-Rivieres, QC Canada @ Le Maquisart w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/7 Toronto, ON Canada @ Reilly's w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/13 Quebec City, QC Canada @ L'Anti w/ Beneath The Massacre
5/14 Montreal, QC Canada @ Cafe Inconditionnel w/ Beneath The Massacre

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Leng Tch'e Finish Video, Writing New Material

Relapse Records recording artists Leng Tch'e have finished shooting their videoclip for the song "Derisive Conscience" off their Relapse debut "The Process of Elimination". Announcements concerning the premiere will be made soon www.razorgrind.com and www.relapse.com. The band has also started writing new songs for two upcoming releases: a split CD with grindcore band Warscars (feat. Aborted and Gronibardmembers) on French underground label Bones Brigade Records (www.bonesbrigaderecords.com), due out in May 2006, and the next full-length on Relapse Records planned for early 2007.

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Leng Tch'e To Shoot New Video

Leng Tch'e will be shooting a video for "Derisive Conscience" later this month. The video will be shot by Maurice Swinkels of Lowlife Media (Aborted, Exodus) and is expected to debut in the near future.

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Leng Tch'e Sign With Relapse, Support Morbid Angel

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Belgian grindcore quintet, Leng Tch'e. The tentative release date for the band's Relapse debut, "Process of Elimination," is June 28th in the US and July 4th in Europe.

Leng Tch'e (Sven De Caluwé: Drums, Jan Hallaert: Guitar, Boris Cornelissen: Vocals, Geert Deverster: Guitar, Nicolas Malfeyt: bass) furrow apart the standards of traditional grindcore and suture it together with hardcore and doom appendages.

On the topic of signing to the band's new home, De Caluwé states, "What can one say about getting signed to a record company one has been looking up to for the past ten years, owning most of their discography & growing up with the label as a fan and now getting a chance to become a part of this legacy is simply amazing. It's definitely a big honor for us to be a part of the Relapse roster, being among all bands who we look up to & work with people who are devoted to the scene. We're thrilled about all this & can't wait to get the new record out & to see all you crazy mofos on tour!"

Leng Tch'e have upcoming tour plans which include dates supporting Morbid Angel, dates with label-mates Pig Destroyer and festival appearances that include Fury Fest (France), Maryland Death Fest (United States), Krakfest (Germany) and FYU fest (Belgium) among others.

Leng Tch'e tour dates:

Mar. 19 Lille, France (F) Splendid
Mar. 20 Groningen, Netherlands (NL) Osterport
Apr. 14 Esch-Alsette, Luxemburg (L) Kulturfabrik
Apr. 15 Antwerp, Belgium (B) Hof Ter Loo
Apr. 17 Amsterdam, Netherlands (NL) Melkweg
Apr. 29 Welmerskirschen, Germany (D) AJZ Bahndam (w/ Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound)
Apr. 30 Antwerpen, Belgium (B) Hof Ter Loo (w/ Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound, Aborted, Illdisposed, and more)
May 1 Weert, Netherlands (NL) Bosuil Weert (w/ Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound)

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Maryland Death Fest Set Times Revealed

The set times have been revealed for this year's Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place May 28th and 29th at the House Of Rock in White Marsh, MD. They are as follows:

Saturday, May 28 - Doors at 1 PM

SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH - 1:30 - 2:00
PROPHECY - 2:15 - 2:45
KILL THE CLIENT - 3:00 - 3:30
WARSCARS - 3:45 - 4:15
ROTTENNESS - 4:30 - 5:00
LORD GORE - 5:15 - 5:45
MISERY INDEX - 6:00 - 6:30
PIG DESTROYER - 6:45 - 7:15
LENG TCH'E - 7:30 - 8:10
WORMED - 8:25 - 9:05
GRONIBARD - 9:20 - 10:00
ABSCESS - 10:15 - 10:55
REGURGITATE - 11:10 - 11:50
CRYPTOPSY - 12:10 - end of show

Sunday, May 29 - Doors at 1 PM

AMOEBIC DYSENTERY - 1:30 - 2:00
DESPISED ICON - 2:15 - 2:45
XXX MANIAK - 3:00 - 3:30
SPLATTERHOUSE - 3:45 - 4:15
ION DISSONANCE - 4:30 - 5:00
BODIES LAY BROKEN - 5:15 - 5:45
GHOUL - 6:00 - 6:30
CAPHARNAUM - 6:45 - 7:15
ROTTEN SOUND - 7:30 - 8:10
BIRDFLESH - 8:25 - 9:05
ABORTED - 9:20 - 10:00
IMPALED - 10:15 - 10:55
GENERAL SURGERY - 11:10 - 11:50
IMMOLATION - 12:10 - end of show

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Maryland Death Fest Set Times Revealed

The set times have been revealed for this years Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD on May 29th and 30th. Times are: More...

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