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Malevolent Creation replace Suffocation at Brutal Assault Festival 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 4th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Malevolent Creation have replaced death metal legends Suffocation at this year’s Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic. The replacement came about after, according to an update of Brutal Assault’s official website, that Suffocation had cancelled their summer tour, including their performance at the festival. Suffocation have not made an announcement surrounding the news.

Suffocation online:

http://www.facebook.com/suffocation
http://www.twitter.com/suffocation
http://www.twitter.com/GMarchais
http://www.youtube.com/suffocation
http://www.myspace.com/suffocation

 

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Suffocation w/Support – Manchester, UK

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , , on 21st May 2013 by Contra Mundi

Suffocation, Havok, Fallujah & Cephalic Carnage
NQ Live, Manchester
15th May 2013

The night kicked off with Fallujah stampeding on to the stage with their crushing riffs and melodic inter-sections. Their drummer was extremely impressive and with three vocalists with a range of growled and choked vocals, it was difficult not to be taken in and bang your head to their disciplined and experimental brand of death metal. [4/5]

Fallujah were followed by Havok, who sounded like Slayer and Venom mashed together. They brought chuggy riffs with a punk attitude and they really succeeded in loosening up the crowd and getting them fired up. The shrieked vocals and shredding guitar solos embodied 80’s thrash metal, but gave it a new lease of life. In light of Jeff Hanneman’s recent death, they were a welcome and fitting tribute to all that he brought to the metal world. [4/5]

Next up were the mighty Cephalic Carnage who brought a great deal of variety to their set ranging from sludgy stoner doom to the discipline and technicality of early death metal. A surprise was also in store with the guest vocals of Som (ex-Cerebral Bore) for one of their songs. The audience relished the cacophony of pig squeals and chug brandished as if it were a weapon in their faces, and the room was a mess of circle pits and head banging. [5/5]

By now, the crowd were ecstatic for Suffocation. The sound quality of the stage and mixing which had been exceptional all evening did not falter at the might of Suffocation’s pounding guitar sound and the guttural growling of Dying FetusJohn Gallagher. He did the material proud and Suffocation lived up to their reputation and showed off their extensive experience playing live. There was stage diving, a wall of death and a circle pit to Suffocation’s slam beats and down beats, and everyone was thrilled to be a part of it. [5/5]

I personally haven’t been to a gig as enjoyable as this for a long time, and the only disappointing thing I can say about it is that it had to come to an end before 11pm. I would have happily watched Suffocation for longer, but as John Gallagher put so beautifully: ‘It is what it is.’

Overall, NQ live in Manchester is a splendid venue and the sound they came up with for all the bands was outstanding. Even the beer was a reasonable price and definitely worked in favour for this gem of a venue.

Alex Cook

 

Death metal legends Suffocation set to embark on UK tour next month

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , on 26th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

New York’s death metal legends, Suffocation, will be embarking on a series of UK shows running through this coming May. It follows the release of their critically-acclaimed 7th studio album , Pinnacle Of Bedlam. The band have also have announced that John Gallagher of Dying Fetus will be temporarily taking the place of vocalist Frank Mullen due to his other personal commitments for the UK and Ireland shows. Mullen comments:

John Gallagher from Dying Fetus will be filling in for these UK [and] Ireland shows and I’m sure he will do an awesome job. So please show your support for him and the band! See you soon.

Gallagher added:

I’m stoked to be performing on these shows with longtime friends and my brothers in metal, Suffocation. It’s going to be a blast and since I’ll JUST be singing the vocals, they are going to be super sick and guttural. So make sure to come out and party with us and witness the brutality!

Tour Dates as follows: (Click for tickets)
13.05.13 UK London O2 Academy Islington
14.05.13 UK Brighton Audio 
15.05.13 UK Manchester NQ Live
16.05.13 Ireland Dublin The Pint
17.05.13 UK Glasgow Classic Grand
18.05.13 UK Plymouth White Rabbit

Order the CD or deluxe CD/DVD digipak version of Pinnacle of Bedlam:
iTunes
Physical

Suffocation online:

http://facebook.com/Suffocation
http://nuclearblastusa.com/Suffocation
http://myspace.com/Suffocation

 

Gorod confirmed for Southeast Asia’s biggest metal festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 4th February 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

French jazz-death metal act Gorod have been announced for the Hammersonic Jakarta international Metal Festival, which is billed as the Biggest Metal Festival in Southeast Asia, on April 27th and 28th.

The band are absolutely excited to be part of one of Asia’s biggest metal festival alongside bands like Cradle Of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, As I Lay Dying, Lock Up, Epica, Dying Fetus, Hour of Penance, and more. This will also be the first time ever that the band will play Asia.

Gorod will also play the Bonecrusher Fest European tour, in March, with Job For a Cowboy, Beneath the Massacre, War From a Harlot Mouth, As They Burn and Make Them Suffer.

http://www.facebook.com/BonecrusherFest

01.03.13 Germany Köln @ Underground
02.03.13 Holland Drachten @ Iduna
03.03.13 UK Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
04.03.13 UK Glasgow @ Cathouse
05.03.13 UK Leeds @ Uni Mine
06.03.13 UK London @ Underworld
07.03.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix
08.03.13 France Savigny le Temple @ Empreinte
09.03.13 France Montauban @ Rio
10.03.13 Spain Madrid @ Sala Caracol
11.03.13 Spain Badalona @ Sala Estraperlo
13.03.13 Luxembourg Esch-Alzette @ Kulturfabrik
14.03.13 Switzerland Yverdon-les-Bains @ L’Amalgame
15.03.13 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
16.03.13 Germany München @ Backstage
17.03.13 Austria Graz @ Explosiv
18.03.13 Germany Würzburg @ Posthalle
19.03.13 Germany Berlin @ Lido
20.03.13 Poland Warsaw @ Progresja
21.03.13 Czech Rep Brno @ Melodka
22.03.13 Germany Chemnitz @ Talschock
23.03.13 Germany Rostock @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
25.03.13 Finland Helsinki @ Nosturi
27.03.13 Sweden Stockholm @ Göta Källare
28.03.13 Sweden Gothenburg @ Brewhouse
29.03.13 Denmark Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
30.03.13 Germany Bochum @ Matrix

 

Cerebral Bore Vocalist Simone “Som” Pluijmers Leaves Cerebral Bore With Shawn Whitaker As Replacement

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 25th November 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

It’s sad to say that Simone “Som” Pluijmers has left death metal band Cerebral Bore and will no be seen on their current tour with Dying Fetus and Cattle Decapitation. While growing a steady fan base in the United States for the last year, it will upset many who have grown to love the band and may not have gotten a chance to see Som dish out her brutal vocals.

A statement was issued from the band about Som’s decision to leave on their Facebook page:

Som walked out on us less than 24 hours before the US tour, and we were forced to either cancel or go ahead with it as an instrumental if need be.  We didn’t want to let our US fans down, so we went ahead with our buddy Shawn Whitaker on vocals for the tour.  Show us your support and make Shawn feel at home, he saved us from a disaster.

This statement was then followed by an alleged reason from Som on why she left the band [I haven’t found the original source of this quote but have seen it on Som’s official Facebook fan page and a couple other websites as well]:

I decided to leave because Paul McGuire treated me bad… And him saying I walked out on them like I’m a bitch is ridiculous.  I’m not a diva, I had to do this for my own happiness and safety.  He wouldn’t let us have an own opinion or wouldn’t let me have friends and screamed at us all the time.  I’m sorry but I was too unhappy with him and had to leave.  There was more going on than this but if he’s gonna start bullshit than I’m more than happy to tell you guys the truth.  I had to do this for me and thought about fans etc. it was a difficult decision… But for the best.

More will probably unfold from this story as this news is fairly sudden and a bit sparse for Cerebral Bore fans to fully understand. Based on this alleged statement Som made, it seems that there may have been problems within the band for quite some time.

Shawn Whitaker [Insidious Decrepancy] has taken up filling in as vocalist on The Blood of Power Tour which ends next month.

Dying Fetus – Reign Supreme

Posted in CD, Grindcore, Metal with tags , , , , , on 26th June 2012 by tobiasgray

Dying Fetus
Reign Supreme
Released: 19th June 2012
Death Metal
Relapse Records

“It’s not my fault I’m pregnant and I love drugs.  Who cares? Fuck the baby, let it die”


Controversial and talented in equal measures, the  Maryland trio Dying Fetus have returned with their seventh album. Reign Supreme – a bold statement, but an honest one.

Perennial underdogs since their inception 22 years ago, Dying Fetus have grown a dedicated fan base through extensive touring, hard work, and blistering live performances.  Followers both new and old will relish this latest album, with 9 tracks (plus the obligatory ‘novelty’ bonus track – ‘Dead Whores Love To Fuck’,) of brutal, high intensity death metal.

If it looks like the Fetus, and sounds like the Fetus…it’s gotta be the Fetus!  Their signature songwriting style is present from the start – John Gallagher and Sean Beasley’s fret melting runs and sweeps, abruptly collapsing into heavy grooves and brutal slam breakdowns.  The musicianship is as uncompromising and technical as ever, complimented by the crisp production; making Reign Supreme the most professional sounding album in the band’s catalogue.

This is the second album with Trey Williams on drums, and his incredible ability shines throughout.  It is hard to define the impact his warp speed grinding battery has, but after so many lineup changes, the current three-piece is quite possibly the best (in terms of sheer musicianship,) to date.

The shorter songs such as opener “Invert the Idols”  and highlight “Dissidence” standout, their tight structures providing unrelenting aggression and technicality.  The midpoint provides a mild respite with two  ‘old school’, groove oriented songs.  It is certain that every track on Reign Supreme has been designed for live performance first of all.  Breakdowns (not of the -core variety!) feature regularly, and even on first play through you can actually see the pits forming for these future classics.

Dying Fetus walk the tightrope of new school tech and old school groove ethics perfectly, they craft brutal, sexy music, and with this album have firmly cemented their position at the highest echelon of modern death metal.

5/5

Tobias Gray

Cerebral Bore confirm Euro tour with Dying Fetus

Posted in News with tags , , , on 19th June 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have confirmed a European tour with US death metal giants Dying Fetus.

The ‘Womb to Waste Tour‘ also features Job For A Cowboy and Revocation, and is due to kick off on September 14th in Lindau, Germany, immediately after Cerebral Bore wrap up an Eastern European tour with Viscera Trail and Flayed Disciple.

See Cerebral Bore on the Womb to Waste Tour at the following shows:

Sep. 14 – Lindau, Germany – Club Vaudeville
Sep. 15 – Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine
Sep. 16 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 17 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Sep. 18 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
Sep. 19 – Reading, UK – Sub89
Sep. 20 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Sep. 21 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
Sep. 22 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
Sep. 23 – London, UK – The Underworld
Sep. 24 – Paris, France – Divan du Monde
Sep. 25 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Sep. 26 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Sep. 27 – Malmö, Sweden – KB
Sep. 28 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Sep. 29 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
Oct. 01 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
Oct. 03 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Oct. 04 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
Oct. 05 – Würzburg, Germany – Hell Inside Festival at Posthalle
Oct. 06 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Oct. 07 – Prague, Czech Republic – Hoodoo Club
Oct. 08 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Oct. 09 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Oct. 10 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala
Oct. 11 – Legnano (Milan), Italy – Land of Live Club
Oct. 12 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Oct. 13 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Oct. 14 – Aarschot, Belgium – De Klinker

Don’t miss CEREBRAL BORE live on tour at these other shows:

SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

Jul. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Jul. 21 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Jul. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Jul. 23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
Jul. 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 26 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Jul. 27 – Mission, TX – Pharr Events Center
Jul. 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 30 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Jul. 31 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 02 – Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
Aug. 03 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
Aug. 04 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Aug. 05 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Aug. 07 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 08 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 09 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
Aug. 10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON – Heavy Toronto
Aug. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howlers Coyote Cafe *
Aug. 14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Aug. 15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s
Aug. 16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Aug. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 18 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 19 – Sioux Falls, SD – The Vault *
Aug. 20 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 21 – Boise, ID – The Venue *
Aug. 22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox Sodo
Aug. 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Aug. 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Aug. 25 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove

* CEREBRAL BORE, GOATWHORE and EXHUMED only

EASTERN EUROPEAN OBLITOURATION

Sep. 05 – Szeged, Hungary – Club Noir
Sep. 06 – Bucharest, Romania – Ageless Club
Sep. 07 – Varna, Bulgaria – Bar Grind
Sep. 08 – Istanbul, Turkey – The Mekan Concert Hall
Sep. 09 – Thessaloniki, Greece – 8 Ball Club
Sep. 10 – Belgrade, Serbia – TBC
Sep. 11 – Sarajevo, Bosnia – Cinemas
Sep. 12 – Maribor, Slovenia – Gustaf Hall
Sep. 13 – Prague, Czech Republic – Exit Chmelnice