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Agathocles Bassist Tony Passes Away

This past weekend Agathocles' bassist Tony Schepkens passed away. "It's a tragedy, especially when this happens to someone so young," states the band's label Displeased Records on their site. No further details about his death is currently available.

Earlier this summer, the Belgian grinders finished up recording their new full length to be issued through Displeased Records. Named "Grind is protest," the album is expected in the winter of 2008/2009.

You can get more information on the band and check out some of their material from their vast discography on their MySpace page.

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1. Kalis_wrath writes:

R.I.P brother! My condulances to the friends, fans and family members.

# Aug 10, 2008 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. This be ZT writes:

RIP dude.

# Aug 10, 2008 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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wow...how'd he die?

rip

# Aug 11, 2008 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. That_One_Guy writes:

Wow, that sucks! Rest in peace, man.

For anyone who doesn't know about Agathocles, I recommend you check them out. These guys are pretty good.

# Aug 11, 2008 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jenny writes:

I must be an @$$ 4 not knowing who they are, but I will definitely check 'em out! Thanx. I too wonder how he died...hopefully we may get the details soon....RIP

# Aug 11, 2008 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Dee writes:

That's soooo fu**ed up. R.I.P. dude!!!!

# Aug 11, 2008 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. thadeus writes:

R.I.P my metal brother.

# Aug 11, 2008 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BoltThrower writes:

F! all of these dead musicians, huh?!
Let's celebrate metal on Tony's death day.
How about giving us your favorite metal band that the rest of us haven't heard of yet.
BoltThrower's candidate is "DARK SPIRAL" who put out one album in the '90s called "DEFEAT" but it was totally beautiful low-production heaviness.

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jenny writes:

^MAYBE you've heard this one: Black Metal / Thrash band BESTIAL MOCKERY form Sweden! I like the song "Storm of the Beast"

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BoltThrower writes:

No, never heard...YET. I'll check them out.

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

How about Mighthiest? Or Korvus? Or Hail the night?

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BoltThrower writes:

Damn...check out Superjoint Ritual if you haven't already. This band surprises me every time I plug them in. Yeah, Anselmo killed Dimebag... But, Superjoint Ritual slays over Damage Plan.

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. jimmy j. writes:

Anselmo killed Dimebag? Please explane.

# Aug 13, 2008 @ 12:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BoltThrower writes:

Just ask his b**** wife.

# Aug 13, 2008 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Kalis_wrath writes:

Anselmo is married?

# Aug 13, 2008 @ 12:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Pamela Andersson writes:

Yes Kalis, He is.

# Aug 13, 2008 @ 5:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jenny writes:

I just checked out SUPERJOINT RITUAL! They're pretty bad @$$. I like. Just 4 the record I love the band Bolt Thrower. I can see U got great taste. Keep the band names comin'.

Kalis: I see how it is...have you ever heard of the band IMPIETY? If U haven't I think you might like them.

# Aug 13, 2008 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jenny writes:

Maybe.

# Aug 13, 2008 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Cephalic Carnage is my new personal fave right now, at least until i download some more Pig Destroyer.

It's weird, this article has been up for a while now and I hadn't hought to check it out until after I had recently discovered this band on my own during my own search for crazy grindcore... figures the dude is already dead...rip

Now Playing: Spare Change- "Kill the Silence"

# Aug 13, 2008 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. O-Matron writes:

For those of you who are into thrash check out HEXEN, they are getting alot of repeat plays on my ipod lately. They get alittle liberal with borrowing riffs from the greats, but who doesnt!

# Aug 13, 2008 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. That_One_Guy writes:

Check out Xasthur and Satan's Host, pretty good black metal in my opinion.

# Aug 14, 2008 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. JZUES writes:

who the hell is Agathocles

# Aug 14, 2008 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BoltThrower writes:

QUO VADIS. One of the best metal songs ever is On The Shores of Ithaka.

NOCTURNUS. Good early death metal band. Best known for the song Lake of Fire.

HIGH ON FIRE. Probably everyone has heard of them by now, but this is a good time to plug my current favorite band.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 8:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

I've never heard of this guy, but may he R.I.P.

Now Playing: Bad Religion - Sorrow

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Fuck_A_Name writes:

You guys should check out Fallout Boy. Good tunes man, good tunes.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Jenny writes:

^EEEEWWWWWWWWWww!!!!

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I meant Balfor, crazy Ukranian death/black metal band! Ya, that's what I meant....
(*phew*close one!)

Now Playing: Balfor- "Behold My Hate"

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Kalis_wrath writes:

F.A.N, good save there! Geeze you scared me for a minute!

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. BoltThrower writes:

Back to Superjoint Ritual, if you're on NETFLIX, check out Live at the CBGB. The AlcoholiK with Anselmo's intro and vocals is totally ravaging brutal.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. BoltThrower writes:

Damn, this SUPERJOINT RITUAL has some great grinding sections coupled with Anselmo's raging voice...

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I have yet to download any superjoint, even though I know I like everything of their music I've heard, sO I need to get top that asap.

A band I'm listening to right now has really tickled my fancy of late, called SAMADHI. If there is such a thing as Melodic Thrash, then that's what they are. I found em through an article on MU too, and the guys actually seem pretty cool cuz they actually started thanking me for checking them out and talking to me and sh**, as opposed to most bands who consider you just another anonymous fan. Check them out on Myspace they actually have quite a few songs up on their profile. I don't know if anyone on here would actually like them, even if you're into Thrash, but I like them and that's really all I give a flying f*** about. :b

Now Playing: Aforementioned band- "Field of Stone"

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Jenny writes:

I'll be sure ta check 'em out...sounds interesting. I like a lot of heavy stuff, but I also love that power/melodic death metal sort of stuff...that s#!t is EPIC man. If you haven't , try BLACK MAJESTY suggested song(that I'm in love with right now) "Forever Damned" or try EMERALD SUN suggested song (that had me at first scream) "Scream Out Loud"

If you want more 'o that stuff, here's a sight you can go to: www.limbmusic.com The home page has 6 bands with a song at the bottom of 'em. You can click on the song n listen to the whole thing! For samples, go to the top n click on SOUNDFILES. Some good stuff...well, at least I think so...

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. widow writes:

It's a tragedy..
TOny I love you
on the other side it's beautiful that so many people think about him!
also thanks to all the people from other country's who came to the funeral...

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 6:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Cynic writes:

You should all check out Ne Obliviscaris - only one demo to their name but trust me the amount of hype they're getting they'll be on the cover of your fav mag when they come out with a full length. Drummer has fastest feet in Australia and it shows. And check out Lykathea Aflame, who are a painfully overlooked tech-death act. Nileopsy who?

Thanks for the heads up on Hexen O-matron. To F.A.N. I remember checking out Balfor a while ago, sort they were sort of meh. Everything BoltThrower said gets big thumbs up :P

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 7:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Cynic writes:

Oh and thanks for the great Helloweeny suggestions from Jenny too! On Agathocles, man I can't say how cool it is how many splits this band did. It's really awesome to see the underground working together and staying afloat - RIP.

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 7:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. SNAKE writes:

THIS IS NOT HAPPENING!!!!, NO NO NO!!!!!!

why are all these artists dying and breaking up?

expecially this band, another great is gone

thank god we did not lose Napalm Death, that i think would be an even greater blow, to the metal well grindcore scence

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. BoltThrower writes:

Napalm Death is, well, NAPALM!!! I got some Napalm Death. I don't listen religiously but they definitely have their place. I like that they don't pretend to be some epic musical orchestra. A 30 second song is just that--a 30 second battery of brutal sonic demolition.

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. SNAKE writes:

YEAH, you got a point POST 37, anyway back to artists dying and breaking up, to me the good musicians either most of them die young, or early, and it's a shame, now to list some artists, Randy Rhodes, die young and early during his career in a plane crash at age 25, Chuck of Death, died of a tumor at 32, Euronymous early on was killed by being stabbed by Varg Vikernes, Dead also died early on blowing his brains out, I can go on and on about all the greats that died, oh don't forget the classic Dimebag, that didn't deserve to happen, the way he died was senseless, this proves my point, i know it's senseless with artists dying and breaking up, but it's one of those things that happen i guess

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 1:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^don't forget Cliff.

to psythe: Ya Balfor is really one of my casual listens. I found em and wasn't turned off by em so I downloaded some of their better tracks. I really only mentioned them as a save from the fallout boy comment :p

Somebody I really hope gets noticed though, would have to be "Mors Principium Est." Don't ask me what the Est. stands for, cause i don't know. They remind me of Meshuggah and Dimmu borgir, but slowed down, or at least not so frightfully fast paced. They tend to drag out a little in the end of their songs, but other than that, I would call them fantastic. "Sinners Defeat" is my reccomended track.

# Aug 20, 2008 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. That_One_Guy writes:

Also don't forget Jon Nodtveidt (sp?) from Dissection.. that man was a musical genius.

# Aug 20, 2008 @ 11:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Jenny writes:

Nice Avatar^_^

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. That_One_Guy writes:

Thanks, but I've been trying to change it for a while now.. but none of the ones that I changed it to will work... Not that I don't like this one, I just get bored easily.

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

some good not-well-known-bands: Northland(folk metal from south america)Acrassicauda(metal from baghdad)blotted science(crazy instrumental tech/death)
post 40: Wasn't he the vocalist?

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. That_One_Guy writes:

Yeah, he also played guitar if I remember correctly. Also, Blotted Science are pretty awesome.. they've got Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse still in the band, right?

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

to post 44: I think so...

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