DYING FETUS Announce North American Headline Tour – Re-Sign to Relapse Records

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have announced a North American headline tour for this fall.  The tour, which promises to be THE MOST brutal tour of the year, is presented by Metal Sucks and Converse and kicks off October 5th in Wilmington, NC and runs through November 2nd in Springfield, VA.  The tour features support from label mates Exhumed and Devourment, as well as Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), Abiotic and Rivers of Nihil (10/26-11/2). Special VIP packages that include a general admission ticket, an exclusive DYING FETUS herbal grinder, a meet and greet with the band, limited edition 20 Year Anniversary Poster, and VIP Souvenir Laminate will be available for purchase HERE.  General admission tickets go on sale this Friday.

 

It has also been confirmed that DYING FETUS have re-signed with their long time record label Relapse Records.  The band commented on the signing:

 

“We have an addiction and have relapsed with Relapse Records. Relapse Records will remain your one stop shop for all things DYING FETUS. Re-signing with Relapse Records seemed like the right thing to do for the band as both DYING FETUS and Relapse Records have grown over the years. So our fans can look forward to more brutality from both parties”

 

The band will return to Europe this summer.  Their tour begins July 24th in Slovenia and runs through August 18th in France.  The tour includes appearances at numerous festivals including Brutal Assault, Party San, Bloodstock, Summer Breeze and many more. A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Recently the band confirmed a string of Canadian tour dates for later summer.  This run also includes select dates in the US. The tour is set to kick off August 23rd in Clifton Park, NY and will run through September 3rd in Providence, RI.

 

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2012 on Relapse Records.  The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

 

A video for the song “Second Skin” is available for viewing HERE.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

DYING FETUS European Tour

7/24: Slovenia Tolmin @ Metaldays Fest

7/25: Italy Point @ Neumarkt

7/27: Holland Steenwijk @ Stonehenge Fest

7/30: Russia Moscow @ Plan B

8/1: Ukraine Evpatoriya @ Metal Heads Mission Fest

8/3: France Albi Carmaux @ Xtreme Fest

8/5: Germany München @ Free & Easy Fest

8/6: Austria Dornbirn @ Schlachthof

8/7: Austria Wien @ Viper Room

8/8: Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault Fest

8/9: Germany Schlotheim @ Party San Fest

8/10: Switzerland Hüttikon @ Meh Suff! Metal-Fest

8/11: UK Catton Hall @ Bloodstock Fest

8/12: UK London @ Barfly

8/13: France Paris @ Nouveau Casino

8/14: Germany Trier @ Exhaus

8/15: Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze Fest

8/16: Germany Oberhausen @ Helvete

8/17: Belgium Méan @ Metal Méan Fest

8/18: France Saint Nolff @ Motocultor Fest

 

DYING FETUS North American Dates:

8/23: Clifton Park, NY @ Trick Shot

8/24: Hamilton, ON @ @ Club Absinthe

8/25: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques

8/26: Rimouski, QC @ Le Cactus

8/27: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial

8/29: Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Magog

8/30: Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan

9/2: Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

9/3: Providence, RI @ King of Clubs

 

DYING FETUS North American Headline Tour:

10/5: Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox

10/6: Orlando, FL @ Back Booth

10/7: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum   

10/9: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

10/10: Austin, TX @ Red 7

10/11: Dallas, TX @ Trees

10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room

10/13: Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21

10/14: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point

10/15: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

10/16: W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

10/17: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

10/18: Portland, OR @ Branx

10/19: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

10/20: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater   

10/22: Calgary, AB @ Republik

10/23: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop

10/24: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

10/25: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater

10/27: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s   

10/29: Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys

10/30: Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater

10/31: Worcester, MA @ Palladium

11/1: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

11/2: Springfield, VA @ Empire

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DYING FETUS Announce European Headline Tour and Canadian Tour

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Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have confirmed that they will be heading back to Europe this summer on a headlining tour.  The tour begins July 24th in Slovenia and runs through August 18th in France.  The tour includes appearances at numerous festivals including Brutal Assault, Party San, Bloodstock, Summer Breeze and many more. A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Last week the band confirmed a string of Canadian tour dates for later this summer.  This run also includes select dates in the US.  A full North American headline tour will be announced shortly.  The tour is set to kick off August 23rd in Clifton Park, NY and will run through September 3rd in Providence, RI.

 

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2012 on Relapse Records.  The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

 

A video for the song “Second Skin” is available for viewing HERE.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally oniTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

DYING FETUS European Tour

7/24: Slovenia Tolmin @ Metaldays Fest

7/25: Italy Point @ Neumarkt

7/27: Holland Steenwijk @ Stonehenge Fest

7/30: Russia Moscow @ Plan B

8/1: Ukraine Evpatoriya @ Metal Heads Mission Fest

8/3: France Albi Carmaux @ Xtreme Fest

8/5: Germany München @ Free & Easy Fest

8/6: Austria Dornbirn @ Schlachthof

8/7: Austria Wien @ Viper Room

8/8: Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault Fest

8/9: Germany Schlotheim @ Party San Fest

8/10: Switzerland Hüttikon @ Meh Suff! Metal-Fest

8/11: UK Catton Hall @ Bloodstock Fest

8/12: UK London @ Barfly

8/13: France Paris @ Nouveau Casino

8/14: Germany Trier @ Exhaus

8/15: Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze Fest

8/16: Germany Oberhausen @ Helvete

8/17: Belgium Méan @ Metal Méan Fest

8/18: France Saint Nolff @ Motocultor Fest

 

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DYING FETUS North American Dates:

8/23: Clifton Park, NY @ Trick Shot

8/24: Hamilton, ON @ @ Club Absinthe

8/25: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques

8/26: Rimouski, QC @ Le Cactus

8/27: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial

8/29: Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Magog

8/30: Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan

9/2: Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

9/3: Providence, RI @ King of Clubs

THE CONTORTIONIST TO SUPPORT DEFTONES, SPRING TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Fresh off a successful run with HATEBREED and DYING FETUS, THE CONTORTIONIST have announced their participation in a handful of dates with DEFTONES. Frontman/Keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter weighs in on the news: “We feel honored to be sharing the stage with the legendary Deftones! They have an incredible sound that has absolutely impacted us as musicians. Should be a surreal week”

The band will then head out on the road with label-mates WITHIN THE RUINS on a batch of dates trekking to the west coast and back. They’ll then kick off the “THE ROAD TO METAL FEST” supporting AFTER THE BURIAL. Dates can be seen below.

THE CONTORTIONIST released “Intrinsic” earlier this year to much critical acclaim. Landing at number #107 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the New Artist Chart, it was the most successful first week the band has had to date. It’s also on sale now for $6.66 here.

w/ DEFTONES
3/1/2013 Toronto, CAN
Kool Haus

3/2/2013 Montreal, CAN
Metropolis

3/4/2013 Rochester, NY
Main Street Armory

3/5/2013 Boston, MA
House of Blues

3/6/2013 Huntington, NY
Paramount Theater

3/30/2013 San Diego, CA
SOMA

3/31/2013 Conoga Prk, CA
The Cobolt Cafe

4/1/2013 San Fran, CA
DNA Lounge

4/2/2013 Orangevale, CA
The Boardwalk

4/3/2013 Medrof, OR
The Wreckroom

4/4/2013 Seattle, WA
Studio Seven

4/6/2013 Boise, ID
The Venue

4/8/2013 Fargo, ND
The New Direction

4/9/2013 St. Paul, MN
Station 4

4/10/2013 Duluth, MN
Clyde Iron Works

4/11/2013 Milwaukee, WI
The Miramar Theater

4/12/2013 Louisville, KY
The Vernon Club

4/13/2013 Indianpolis, IN
Emerson Theater

4/14/2013 Toldedo, OH
Jamboree

4/15/2013 Knoxville, TN
NV

4/16/2013 Columbia, SC
New Brookland Tavern

4/17/2013 Greensboro, NC
Green Street

4/18/2013 VA Beach, VA
Shakas

4/20/2013 Worcester, MA
NEMF

4/21/2013 New York City, NY
Santos Party House

4/22/2013 W Chester, PA
The Note

4/23/2013 Buffalo, NY
Xtreme Wheels

4/24/2013 Pittsburgh, PA
Ironworks

4/25/2013 Cleveland, OH
Peabody’s

4/26/2013 Joliet, IL
Mojoes

4/27/2013 Iowa City, IA
Blue Moose

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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DYING FETUS Expose “Second Skin” Video

Tour With Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist Kicks off January 26th

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have completed work on a new video for the song “Second Skin”. “Second Skin” comes off of last year’s critically acclaimed release Reign Supreme. Bloody Disgusting the online home for all things horror has teamed up with DYING FETUS for an exclusive premiere of the video. The video was directed by Jakob Arevarn. Check out the exclusive premiere HERE.

DYING FETUS will be hitting the road in January of 2013 alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist as part of “The Divinity of Purpose Tour”. The tour will kick off January 26th in Flint, MI and will wrap up February 17th in Amityville, NY.

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2011 on Relapse Records. The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

DYING FETUS to Premiere New Video Next Week

Tour With Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist Kicks off January 26th

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have completed work on a new video for the song “Second Skin”. The video will be exclusively premiered by Bloody Disgusting this coming Tuesday January 15th. In the meantime, the band has released a trailer for the video, which can be viewed:

DYING FETUS will be hitting the road in in January of 2013 alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist as part of “The Divinity of Purpose Tour”. The tour will kick off January 26th in Flint, MI and will wrap up February 17th in Amityville, NY.

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2011 on Relapse Records. The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

DYING FETUS with Hatebreed and Shadows Fall
1/26/13: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
1/27/13: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
1/28/13: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
1/30/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
1/31/13: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
2/1/13: West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
2/2/13: Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
2/3/13: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
2/5/13: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
2/6/13: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
2/7/13: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
2/8/13: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s
2/9/13: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
2/11/13: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
2/12/13: Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live
2/13/13: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
2/14/13: West Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/15/13: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
2/16/13: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
2/17/13: Amityville, NY @ Revolution

DYING FETUS to Hit the Road with Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist on “The Divinty of Purpose Tour”

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS have announced that they will be hitting the road in in January of 2013 alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist as part of “The Divinity of Purpose Tour”. The tour will kick off January 26th in Flint, MI and will wrap up February 17th in Amityville, NY.

The band is currently out on “The Blood of Power Tour” which is the band’s first headlining tour on the Reign Supreme album cycle. The first leg of the tour is underway now with support coming from Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. The second leg of the tour begins December 15th in Denver, CO, wrapping up December 23rd in Trenton, NJ. Support on this leg will come from Malignancy and Cerebral Bore. A complete list of dates is below.

DYING FETUS recently completed shooting a video for the song “Second Skin”. Look for the video to receive to debut in the coming weeks.

DYING FETUS with Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/5: El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
12/6: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
12/7: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
12/8: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (Matinee)
12/9: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/10: Modesto, CA @ Plea For Peace
12/11: Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion
12/12: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
12/13: Boise, ID @ The Venue
12/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

DYING FETUS with Malignancy and Cerebral Bore
12/15: Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
12/16: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
12/17: Chicago, IL @ TBA
12/18: Newport, KY @ Thompson House
12/19: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
12/20: Roanoke, VA @ Coffin House
12/21: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
12/22: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
12/23: Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs

DYING FETUS with Hatebreed and Shadows Fall
1/26/13: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop –
1/27/13: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s –
1/28/13: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium –
1/30/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater –
1/31/13: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater –
2/1/13: West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy –
2/2/13: Chico, CA @ Senator Theater –
2/3/13: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory –
2/5/13: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep –
2/6/13: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion –
2/7/13: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s –
2/8/13: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s –
2/9/13: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works –
2/11/13: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live –
2/12/13: Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live –
2/13/13: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s –
2/14/13: West Springfield, VA @ Empire –
2/15/13: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock –
2/16/13: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater –
2/17/13: Amityville, NY @ Revolution –

DYING FETUS Founder John Gallagher Guests On Peavey presents Louder Education

Metal Injection & Peavey presents Louder Education, a new collaborative show starring Testament shredder Alex Skolnick, Sound Of Urchin’s Chris “Tomato” Harfenist, and the students of T.H.O.R. (Tomato’s House of Rock). Each week on the series, a new special guest is invited to Tomato’s House of Rock, to discuss their journey in the music business, provide educational tips for the growing artists, and round off the show with a kick-ass jam with the kids.

On this edition, founding DYING FETUS guitarist John Gallagher stops by to talk about his band’s beginnings, how the band name was picked, fun anecdotes about dealing with customs, scary moments on stage and the meaning behind their infamous classic, “Kill Your Mother, Rape Your Dog.” John ends the show jamming with the THOR students on the famous track.

Watch the new episode of Peavey presents Louder Education at:
http://www.metalinjection.net/tv/view/10099/peavey-louder-education-4—john-gallagher-of-dying-fetus

In support of their latest release Reign Supreme, DYING FETUS will be returning to the road in North America on “The Blood of Power Tour”. This tour is the band’s first headlining tour on the Reign Supreme album cycle. The first leg of the tour will kick off 11/24 in Atlanta, GA and run through December 13th in Boise, ID. Support on the first leg will come from Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. The second leg of the tour begins December 15th in Denver, CO, wrapping up December 23rd in Trenton, NJ. Support on this leg will come from Malignancy and Cerebral Bore. A complete list of dates is below.

The band is currently in the midst of “The Womb to Waste” European tour with label mates REVOCATION, Job For a Cowboy and Cerebral Bore. The tour will run through October 14th in Aarschot, Belgium.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

“The Womb to Waste” European Tour
10/10: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala / Kino Siska Tickets
10/11: Legnano (Milano), Italy @ Land Of Live Club
10/12: Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff Tickets
10/13: Essen, Germany @ Turock Tickets
10/14: Aarschot, Belgium @ De Klinker Tickets

DYING FETUS
CATTLE DECAPITATION
CEREBRAL BORE

*= No Cattle Decapitation
11/24: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
11/25: West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
11/26: Lake Worth, FL @ The Speakeasy
11/27: Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/29: Longview, TX @ The Levee
11/30: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
12/1: Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s
12/2: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/5: El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
12/6: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
12/7: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
12/8: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (Matinee)
12/9: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/10: Modesto, CA @ Plea For Peace
12/11: Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion
12/12: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
12/13: Boise, ID @ The Venue
12/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

DYING FETUS
MALIGNANCY
CEREBRAL BORE

12/15: Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
12/16: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
12/17: Chicago, IL @ TBA
12/18: Newport, KY @ Thompson House
12/19: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
12/20: Roanoke, VA @ Coffin House
12/21: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
12/22: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
12/23: Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs

DYING FETUS Announce “The Blood of Power” North American Tour

In support of their latest release Reign Supreme, DYING FETUS will be returning to the road in North America on “The Blood of Power Tour”. This tour is the band’s first headlining tour on the Reign Supreme album cycle. The first leg of the tour will kick off 11/24 in Atlanta, GA and run through December 13th in Boise, ID. Support on the first leg will come from Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. The second leg of the tour begins December 15th in Denver, CO, wrapping up December 23rd in Trenton, NJ. Support on this leg will come from Malignancy and Cerebral Bore. A complete list of dates is below.

The band is currently in the midst of “The Womb to Waste” European tour with label mates REVOCATION, Job For a Cowboy and Cerebral Bore. The tour will run through October 14th in Aarschot, Belgium.

Reign Supreme was released in June on Relapse Records and landed spots on four of Billboard’s charts during its first week of release.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

Reign Supreme features nine tracks and is a “return to roots” with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band’s last few works. About.com says of Reign Supreme: “DYING FETUS are at the top of their game with this record, which is sure to thrill old fans and gain them even more new ones.”

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

“The Womb to Waste” European Tour
9/25: Nijmegen, Holland @ Doornroosje
9/26: Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
9/27: Malmö, Sweden @ KB
9/28: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers
9/29: Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
10/1: Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
10/3: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
10/4: Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
10/5: Würzburg, Germany @ Posthalle, Hell Inside Fest
10/6: Jena, Germany @ F-Haus
10/7: Prague, Czech Republic @ Hoodoo Club
10/8: München, Germany @ Backstage
10/9: Wien, Austria @ Arena
10/10: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala / Kino Siska
10/11: Legnano (Milano), Italy @ Land Of Live Club
10/12: Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
10/13: Essen, Germany @ Turock
10/14: Aarschot, Belgium @ De Klinker

DYING FETUS w/ Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore
*= No Cattle Decapitation
11/24: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
11/27: Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/29: Longview, TX @ The Levee
11/30: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
12/1: Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s
12/2: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
12/5: El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
12/6: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
12/7: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
12/8: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (Matinee)
12/9: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/10: Modesto, CA @ Plea For Peace
12/11: Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion
12/12: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
12/13: Boise, ID @ The Venue

DYING FETUS w/ Malignancy and Cerebral Bore
12/15: Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
12/16: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
12/17: Chicago, IL @ TBA
12/18: Newport, KY @ Thompson House
12/19: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
12/20: Roanoke, VA @ Coffin House
12/21: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
12/22: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
12/23: Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs

REVOCATION’s North American Headlining Tour and New EP

Massachusetts metallers REVOCATION have announced a North American tour for this fall presented by Scion A/V. The tour will begin October 18th in Trenton, NJ and run through November 14th in Montreal, QC. Support on the tour will come from A Life Once Lost and KEN mode. A complete list of dates can be found below.

In conjunction with the tour, Scion A/V is releasing a new EP from REVOCATION later this month. The EP is titled Teratogenesis and features the first recordings with the band’s new bass player Brett Bamberger. Frontman Dave Davidson commented on the band’s new bassist:

“Hey what’s up guys, just wanted to give everyone an update on what’s been happening in the world of Revo. As some of you have already noticed Anthony has parted ways with the band. The split was amicable and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. We have recently enlisted the services of Brett Bamberger and we are incredibly stoked to have him on board as an official member. Come see us live and buy him a beer.”

In other REVOCATION tour news, the band is currently on the road in Europe with label mates DYING FETUS as part of “The Womb to Waste” tour. Dates can be found below.

“The Womb to Waste” European Tour With Dying Fetus
9/17: Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
9/18: Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
9/19: Reading, UK @ Sub89
9/20: Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
9/21: Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
9/22: Dublin, Ireland @ The Pint
9/23: London, UK @ Underworld
9/24: Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde
9/25: Nijmegen, Holland @ Doornroosje
9/26: Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
9/27: Malmö, Sweden @ KB
9/28: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers
9/29: Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
10/1: Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
10/3: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
10/4: Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
10/5: Würzburg, Germany @ Posthalle, Hell Inside Fest
10/6: Jena, Germany @ F-Haus
10/7: Prague, Czech Republic @ Hoodoo Club
10/8: München, Germany @ Backstage
10/9: Wien, Austria @ Arena
10/10: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala / Kino Siska
10/11: Legnano (Milano), Italy @ Land Of Live Club
10/12: Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
10/13: Essen, Germany @ Turock
10/14: Aarschot, Belgium @ De Klinker

REVOCATION w/ A Life Once Lost and KEN Mode
* = No KenMode
10/18: Trenton, NJ @ The Backstage at Champs*
10/19: Quebec City, QC @ L’Union Commercial
10/20: Toronto, ON @ WreckRoom
10/21: Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
10/22:Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
10/23: St Paul, MN @ Station-4
10/24: Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
10/26: Calgary, AB @ Vern’s
10/27 : Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/29: Tacoma, WA @ The Lochs
10/30: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Lounge
10/31: Portland, OR @ Rotture
11/1: San Francisco, CA @ The Sub Mission
11/2: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
11/3: Tempe, AZ @ Chaser’s
11/4: El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
11/5: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
11/6: Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/8: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/9: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung-Fu Necktie
11/11: Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
11/12: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
11/13: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
11/14: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques

BROKEN HOPE Reunite on the Carnival of Death Tour

After 12 years, a sleeping death-metal monster praised by the likes of Slipknot, DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Job For a Cowboy and more, has awoken from the bowels of Chicago. BROKEN HOPE is thrilled to announce not only their highly-anticipated comeback, but also their direct support position on the upcoming Carnival of Death tour, brought to you by Rock the Nation and sponsored by Fender. The new tour features headliners Obituary, as well as additional support from Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, and Encrust. Tour dates are scheduled to be announced very soon.

In a recent statement, BROKEN HOPE guitarists Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass stated, “For over a decade, we’ve listened to fans worldwide who’ve asked us to return. We’ve listened to our peers in bands who seen us at shows and said, “when is Broken Hope coming back?” Well, you have finally been heard, and frankly, we just miss it too goddamn much—the clubs, the metal, but especially you: the diehards, the most.

“We decided as a first step to return back to the place that always felt like home: the road! So we are proud to announce that this fall, BROKEN HOPE will join forces with OBITUARY and join the Carnival Of Death tour! This tour will solidify that extreme music is still alive and well, we are ready, focused, and hungry to show you what we have in stored for you all! Moreover, we cherish and promote the legacy of our fallen brother, vocalist Joe Ptacek, as we travel from show to show and honor him, he will not be forgotten. With this being said, we would like to introduce Damian Leski of Gorgasm on vocal duties, who will handle the tough task for the upcoming tours. Be ready to be “Swamped in Gore”!!!!”

BROKEN HOPE was formed in 1988 by guitarist/chief-lyricist, Jeremy Wagner, while he was in high school. In 1991, after releasing two demo tapes, BROKEN HOPE secured a recording contract with an independent record label which released Swamped In Gore worldwide. Swamped In Gore was the first death-metal album to ever be recorded digitally. By 1993, BROKEN HOPE quickly signed to Metal Blade Records and released four albums: The Bowels of Repugnance, Repulsive Conception, Loathing, and the Metal Blade re-release of Swamped In Gore. The band’s third album, 1995’s Repulsive Conception, reached CMJ New Music Monthly’s Metal Top 25 chart, as did the follow-up, 1997’s Loathing.

The first four albums during the Metal Blade years are great examples of BROKEN HOPE’s original fury and they are the albums that etched BROKEN HOPE’S place in death-metal history. The first ten years of BROKEN HOPE’s existence were filled with non-stop writing, touring, and constant visibility with these albums. By the end of the ‘90’s, BROKEN HOPE parted ways with Metal Blade and went through lineup changes. The band produced one last album before the decade closed, the 1999 release, Grotesque Blessings. After North American and European tours for the album and a few unsatisfactory line-up changes, the band went on hiatus in 2000.

On January 20, 2010, original BROKEN HOPE vocalist Joe Ptacek committed suicide. Before his death, Ptacek met with Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass to discuss the resurrection of BROKEN HOPE. A plan was in motion with these three members to make the band a functioning reality. After taking some time off after Ptacek’s death to reconsider their next moves, BROKEN HOPE signed with Hard Impact Management and Booking with the intention to make the band a full-time monster again. Now, BROKEN HOPE continues onward with main songwriters Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass keeping the beast alive…brutal as ever…and with live tour dates worldwide.

Hopefully the Carnival of Death Tour will come our way in Pittsburgh…we will keep you posted with dates as soon as they are released.

To learn more about BROKEN HOPE and the upcoming Carnival of Death tour, please visit www.brokenhope.com.

BATTLECROSS (TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL) @ STAGE AE 8/14


BATTLECROSS ON TOUR WITH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, POP EVIL, EMMURE AND GOD FORBID
With the mindset to create a sonic metal assault unlike any other, childhood friends, Tony Asta and Hiran Deraniyagala, set forth on the path to shred and abandoned the idea of following any trends. The guitar slinging duo brought an infused style of old school metal with dark elements of thrash and death metal and destined to find the right members.

Struggling for years to find reliable and dedicated members, the true formation of BATTLECROSS was born in 2007 when Drummer Mike Kreger responded a want ad, and added a machine-like, brutal precision on the drums, and proved to be just the right match for Tony and Hiran’s mature and technical style of thrash. Bringing a whole new level of musicianship and intensity with his quick finger picking and tasty solos, Bassist Don Slater joined the group, bringing a skill and technique that impresses even the most prolific bassists. The thrash metal band was finally complete when popular area vocalist, Kyle “Gumby” Gunther joined the band. Known for his command of the stage and alternating deep growls with high pitched screams, Gumby punishes the audience and inspires pits of rage.

Together, the five-piece create an unforgettable and energetic live show that decimates their audience with raw energy and persistence, that has earned a style of their own: “Blue Collar Thrash Metal”, in reference to the hard-working, ‘never give up’ attitude of those who hail from the Motor City.

This reputation for technical talent, humility and kick ass live shows resonated throughout the regional metal scene and BATTLECROSS soon became a fan and band favorite. Sharing the stage with the likes of Dying Fetus, GWAR, Devil Driver, The Absence, Vital Remains, The Faceless and Metal Fests throughout the Midwest, BATTLECROSS began to bang heads nationally with a nod from MySpace-A Place for Metal’s 2008 ‘Best Unsigned Metal Band’ contest, for being ‘Metal Sucks’ worthy, Mike Kreger’s crowning as Sickdrummer.com & Zildjian’s ‘Sickest Dirt Fest Drummer’ and featured on local, national and global metal radio.

…and after years of persistence and dedication, BATTLECROSS is celebrating their hard work and prolific future by signing with Metal Blade Records.

“We are extremely honored to join such a respected label and humbled by their belief in our music. We’re stoked to be part of a label that has a great roster of bands we all admire and respect!” says Tony. Hiran adds, “We understand the hard work and pavement pounding that is required of a Metal Blade band and we are going to work our asses’ off to show the world what we’re about”

Incorporating many elements of extreme thrash, death and tech metal, creating a precise blend of fist pumping brutality, intensity, and drive, BATTLECROSS satisfies both the tech-metal guru and the old-school die hard alike.

The band’s Metal Blade debut is set to release August 2nd, 2011, followed by a tour that will bring a face melting thrash metal assault. The band’s Metal Blade debut was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Random Awesome Recording Studio in Bay City, MI and produced by BATTLECROSS and Josh Schroeder.

Metal Blade debut, full-length album out August 2, 2011 (North America)