07:37 - Lit. Ah, the fabled Vampire Squid. The Nosferatu of the deep.
07:24 - LeKiwi Just wrote the least informative mini-review on my list - the band is Vampire Squid. [link]
06:35 - Fearmeister Aw shit, that sucks. I got in like, 5 mins before the show started.
06:34 - MetalDoomMaster Drove 11 hours there and back to see it too haha. At least now I know for next time I guess.
06:32 - MetalDoomMaster I'm a fucking retard. I was staying with a friend in Merrillville and neither of us knew it was in a different time zone even though it was in the same state, so we missed the first hour of the show. Just saw the last Aeon song.
US thrash metal quintet Warbringer will release their upcoming new album, Worlds Torn Asunder, on September 27th through Century Media Records.
Worlds Torn Asunder was produced and mixed by the renowned Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Symphony X), and features artwork by the talented Dan Seagrave, who designed Warbringer's previous album cover (in addition to art for bands such as Entombed, Suffocation and Morbid Angel).
About the artwork, vocalist John Kevill comments: "The concept behind Worlds Torn Asunder was the decline of our existing world at the hands of the human race. The artwork depicts the world literally being torn and we wanted to include the setting in the cosmos along with a darker 'higher' force lurking behind the shadows. We had worked with Dan Seagrave before on Waking into Nightmares and were very comfortable with the way he expressed himself. He's been the artist for many bands we love and are inspired by."
Worlds Torn Asunder, the new upcoming album of US thrashers Warbringer will be released in September through Century Media Records.
The album was produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura, Symphony X).
Commented vocalist John Kevill: "With this record we were trying to do 2 things: to make something that progressed in new directions from our previous work, but also to keep all the speed and intensity at the forefront. I really think we've pulled that off with this record, we have a great and diverse batch of songs. Musically I think we have songs on this record that move forward from the styles of both our previous records, and some that go in completely new directions that the band has never done before. We are really excited to put this record out, we are really trying to raise the bar with this one."
Explains guitarist John Laux: "Our goal with this record is to make something beyond a run-of-the-mill metal CD. The most difficult challenge is always finding just the right balance between a raw, aggressive sound and modern production standards.
Last night, Warbringer played at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA supporting Sepultura and Angra. This marked the last show together with drummer Nic Ritter (ex-Prototype). After a two-year international touring cycle and one album, Waking Into Nightmares, Nic and the band have decided to collectively part ways.
Nic had this to say about his decision: "I felt like it was time for a change both musically and personally. All is good between the guys and myself as this was a mutual decision. I wish them the best in the future and with the next album."
Added Warbringer guitarist John Laux: "Nic Ritter is an incredible drummer and we wish him the best of luck! I know he made a lot of friends around the world and I just want everyone to understand that our decision to part ways was mutual and necessary. Nic has worked very hard with us over the last 2 years and we are grateful for his contributions musically and his commitment personally on the road."
Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida are about to release Clockwork (click here for the details), which goes on sale next Tuesday 22 June. Meanwhile, the band has already confirmed the first leg of the European touin support of the album. Angelus Apatrida will be joined by Skeletonwitch and Warbringer in a tour dubbed the "European Bangover Tour".
29.08.2010 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage
30.08.2010 Switzerland Luzern @ Barn
09.01.2010 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Orto Bar
02.09.2010 Austria Vienna @ Arena
03.09.2010 Germany @ East Club Bischofswerda
09.04.2010 Germany München @ Feierwerk
09.05.2010 Czech Rep Prague @ Exit Chemlnice
06.09.2010 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
07.09.2010 Denmark Copenhagen @ The Rock
Nevermore just revealed the dates for their North American headlining tour. The band will tour with Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere. Dates are below.
Just in case you're one of the five persons on the planet that don't know Nevermore have a new album out, The Obsidian Conspiracy, click here for the details.
23.09.2010 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
24.09.2010 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
25.09.2010 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
26.09.2010 - San Fransisco, CA - Slim's
28.09.2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
30.09.2010 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
01.10.2010 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
02.10.2010 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'s Bar
03.10.2010 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Pestilence will embark on a North American tour, supported by Warbringer, Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness and Sacrificial Slaughter. This will be Pestilence's first US tour in over 16 years. Dates run as follows:
05/31 - Chattanooga, TN @ Club Mosaic (no Warbringer)
06/01 - New Orleans, LA @ The Bar (no Warbringer)
06/02 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
06/03 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
06/04 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
06/05 - Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
06/06 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
06/07 - Los Angeles, CA @ Ultra Violet
06/08 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
06/09 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
06/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
NJ Thrash legends Overkill have announced their signature 25th Anniversary tour entitled Killfest 2010. The tour will span the length of the US, hitting spots in Canada with one final show at New York City's Nokia Theater. Support duties coming from Vader, God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile and Woe Of Tyrants.
Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth says: "The road never ends, and that's a good thing kids! We've all been tearing this up for over 25 years now and still going strong. April it starts again and this time it's Ironbound, live and in your face, let the games begin!"
The band's new record, Ironbound will be available on CD and vinyl, and is set for release on February 9, 2010. Ironbound celebrates the band's monumental 25-year anniversary.
The "Decibel Presents: Monsters Of Death Tour" show on November 14th, 2009 will be streamed live online at this location from The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Performances will include headliners Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Swashbuckle, and Augury.
The free, live stream will begin at 4 pm Pacific / 5 pm Mountain / 6 pm Central / 7 pm Eastern.
To access the free live concert stream:
1) Go to http://www.theravelive.com/webcast
2) Click on the "Free Signup" button at the upper right of the page
3) Choose the "Fan" option and fill out the information
4) Sign in on November 14th and click on the "Live Webcast" tab and you're ready to see the show
US metallers Warbringer have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Returning from a five-week European tour earlier this month the guys in Warbringer are enjoying their first break in schedule in quite some time due to a relentless touring and recording schedule that has seen the band release two albums and criss-cross the US, Canada and Europe nine times in 18 months.
With three weeks of respite the band has decided to replace bassist Ben Bennett with original bass player Andy Laux. Andy recorded the group's debut, "War Without End", but was unable to join his band mates for any of the touring due to him still being in high school. Now with his studies complete Andy has been focusing on sound engineering and even built his own home garage studio but will rejoin the guys for future touring and recording.
US metallers Warbringer have posted online a new song, entitled "Severed Reality", on their MySpace page.
"Severed Reality" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Waking Into Nightmares", which will be released on May 19 via Century Media Records. The CD was mixed by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish).
UPDATE (thanks to 28097)
Warbringer have posted another new song, "Living In A Whirlwind", on their MySpace page.
While earning a reputation as road warriors, Warbringer have spent the last two months at home working on new material that will comprise their second album. The five-piece are now prepared to enter the studio in January to record the follow-up to "War Without End", voted by Revolver Magazine as one of the best albums of 2008.
In mid-January Warbringer will play four shows in California previewing new material, including a show in Anaheim during this year's NAMM show, before entering Sharkbite Studios (Machine Head, High On Fire) in Oakland on January 19th with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt producing. The album will be mixed by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish) at Castle Ultimate Studios.
Warbringer just completed a new video for the vicious track, "At The Crack Of Doom," with up-and-coming director Joe Hendrick. The clip is a savage, performance-based video that unleashes a fury of aggression and all-out thrash madness, which further proves how lethal this band is live. Head over to http://www.myspace.com/warbringer now to check it out.
John Laux (guitar) states: "We ended up performing "At The Crack Of Doom" at a very old, evil and torn-up building in the Mojave desert. This video is a performance piece like "Combat Shock," but we also had extras running around in hooded robes carrying torches as part of a post-apocalyptic cult or something. Needless to say, after working on the project we are very excited for its release."
"Upon returning home from their first European tour earlier this summer, in support of Napalm Death and Suffocation, Warbringer found itself one member short. While the group had just made touring bassist Ben Bennett official after six months of live shows together, since original bass player, Andy Laux, was still in high school, they now had to begin to replace then-drummer Ryan Bates after he informed them he wished to leave the band.
Fortunately, after putting a number of potential candidates through the wringer, the very talented Nic Ritter won the band over with his diverse and technical style. Ritter, 27, had been playing with progressive thrash act Prototype, a band whose song "The Way It Ends" was a bonus cut on Guitar Hero III, since relocating to LA from San Diego. He has also been keeping busy with his death/grind side-project, Bodybag Johnny. Warbringer's recent show in Mesa, Arizona was his first with the band and from all reports the group didn't miss a beat. You can catch a glimpse of his capabilities via the video here.