RELAPSE RECORDS: Releases Tribute Sampler to Pat Egan

Pat Egan, longtime Director of Retail Sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday February 18th after a battle with pneumonia and related complications. In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed.

100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie. Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat’s beloved family. The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want. Direct contributions may also be made via paypal to wellmissyoupat@relapse.com.

A memorial event for Pat has been scheduled for Tuesday March 5th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York, NY. Everyone is invited to attend as we pay tribute to a dear friend, colleague & family man who left behind an amazing wife and a wonderful daughter. All proceeds from the event will go directly to his daughter Katie’s college fund. More information on the event can be found HERE.

The tracklisting for the compilation is as follows:
1. Brian Posehn – More Metal Than You
2. Exhumed – The Beginning After The End (Previously Unreleased)
3. Mastodon – Mother Puncher
4. Kingdom of Sorrow – Screaming into the Sky
5. Baroness – Take My Bones Away
6. Red Fang – Wires
7. Death – A Moment Of Clarity
8. Revocation – Teratogenesis
9. Brutal Truth – Old World Order
10.Dying Fetus – Second Skin
11.Black Anvil – Ultimate Reality
12. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Sword Swallower
13. Zombi – Siberia
14. Pig Destroyer – The American’s Head
15. Toxic Holocaust – Sound The Charge
16. Murder Construct – No Question, No Comment
17. Horseback – Arjuna
18. Dillinger Escape Plan – Sunshine the Werewolf
19. Abysmal Dawn – In Service of Time
20. Total Fucking Destruction – In The Process of Correcting Thinking Errors

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SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER 3: on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA

Slaughter By The Water 3 details are ready to be unleashed. The third annual Slaughter By The Water event will take place on August 25, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Lock & Shock, Rock The Bike, Bay Area Rocks, Scion, Native American Health Center, Dunlop, Anchor Bay Tattoos, Ustream, and Expressions College, the event is hosted by Testament’s Chuck Billy and includes performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War and Abysmal Dawn. More announcements including the full line-up and headliner are coming soon! Chuck Billy recently sat down and recorded an intro video which can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/86bJLHS71Kw

Advance tickets for the main stage performances (general admission) are on sale now and are just $35.00. Tickets cost $45.00 at the door. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256892. Main stage performances begin at 5pm and go until 12:30am aboard the USS Hornet.

From noon to 9pm, access to the entire pier, which includes Pier Stage entertainment, food vendors and retailers, is FREE to the public. The pier stage is powered by Rock the Bike and the bands performing will be announced soon.

GET TO THE HORNET EARLY! All main stage ticket purchases also entitle you to a discounted admission rate to freely roam the USS Hornet on the day of the event between the hours of 10am to 4pm. Discounted admission is $12.00 per person in addition to the cost of the general admission ticket. Slaughter By The Water general admission tickets only get you access to the ship and our private tours after 5pm.

There is free parking at this event.

Private Tours (groups of 15) available after 5pm include:

2nd Deck Tour: The Sick Bay, Torpedo Room, Marine Detachment Unit, Chapel, and more.

Island tour: Sit in the Ship’s Captain’s Chair, explore the Pilot house and Admirals Bridge, go to the top secret Combat Information Center and see the view from the Primary Flight Control the Air traffic control tower of the Aircraft Carrier, USS Hornet.

Haunted Tour: Forecastle – ghost stories from where the tidal wave hit the USS Hornet Museum.

The second edition of Slaughter By The Water took place in June 2011 at The Craneway Pavillion. The show billing included AUTOPSY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and more. The festival also hosted Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” winner Grill ‘Em All, led by chefs Ryan Harkins and Mathew Chernus. The first edition of Slaughter By The Water took place in April 2010 at the Oakland Metro. The show billing included TOXIC HOLOCAUST, FUELED BY FIRE, BONDED BY BLOOD, and many more.

The USS Hornet is 893 feet long and 33,000 tons of metal, it’s nicknamed “The Grey Ghost in Alameda” and is said to be one of the most haunted warships in the American Navy, with numerous reports of supernatural events occurring onboard. She is also a “Rosie the Riveter” ship with thirty percent of her construction crew being women and she holds a couple Navy records: most planes shot down in a day (72) and most planes shot down in a month (255). The USS Hornet was also the location Exodus filmed their video for “War Is My Sheppard” (http://youtu.be/PKs1ctp91FI). Check out an insider view of the ship here: http://youtu.be/SsSnlJa1kao.

Television shows, music video credits and networks highlighting the USS Hornet include SyFy – Ghost Hunters s04e422, Travel Channel – Ghost Adventures, MTV Music Video – Saving Abel “18 Days”, BBC – The Battle of Midway special, Buick – new Lacrosse model commercial, Fear Factor – All-Military episode, JAG – Ghost Ship episode, History Channel – Man, Moment, Machine series – Doolittle Raid episode and more. Major motion picture credits include CARRIER, RESCUE DAWN (starring Christian Bale), and XXX2: STATE OF THE UNION.