I am back in my computer chair after way too much debauchery at South by Southwest last week. We'll be posting all of our coverage over the next few days, but before we do I want to get to a story I missed last week because of my time away from the computer… Gaza announced on Friday that they are no longer a band.
The band made it Facebook official by releasing this statement: (more…)
The footage was shot by "Metal Jeff", during Gaza's North American tour in May-July 2012 which included dates with CoC, Torche, and Black Cobra. Gaza's new album, No Absolutes in Human Suffering, is out now and can be purchased here. Catch GAZA on tour this Fall with Code Orange Kids and Full Of Hell. Dates here.
For more metal videos/interviews visit http://metalinjection.tv - We interview GAZA (or is it Gaz-AH? Gay-ZUH?) We find out! The band has a lot to get off their chests, including their feelings on fellow Utah band Chelsea Grin, Religion (and the Mormon church), playing to a newer audience on their current tour and more.
A few days ago, I wrote about how the frontman of Gaza, Jon Parkin was accused of raping a girl, who called the singer out on her personal Tumblr page. Now, the same girl has posted a new statement saying she and Parkin "have reached a resolution." (more…)
This is not a fun story to write about.
Gaza frontman Jon Parkin has been accused of raping a woman. (more…)
2012 will not see end of the world, or extreme music for that matter. However, if this was the end of Metal and Hardcore as we know it, the year 2012 would make quite a grand finale. So many great records came out this year that I decided to stretch this article to a more obnoxious comprehensive list of 25. If it weren’t for the amazing power of Spotify, I don’t know how I would have kept up. As with my list last year, this list is unordered, as agonizing over competing slots for #9 and #10 would miss the point of the exercise. The point being: out of all the music I heard this year, the records listed below represent what I enjoyed the most. I hope some readers get some benefit from seeing this list and check out some records they may have missed, or that others will have some to name that I may have overlooked myself.
GAZA are one of the most visceral live acts I've ever seen. They are the perfect sweating-oversold-basement band, and they are coming to a small venue near you to rip faces. The Salt Lake City band will be joined by Code Orange Kids and Full Of Hell for a run of dates kicking off November 13th in Denver, CO and wrapping up on December 14th in Reno, NV. Here are the dates: (more…)
It's been a while since we've done a comprehensive AV Roundup, and we have a great one for you today. New music from Soundgarden, Pig Destroyer, Gaza, Ghoul, Obey The Brave, The Chariot & Becoming The Archetype.
The first snippet of new music from Soundgarden is available. The track is "Worse Dreams" and it comes off the band's highly anticipated new album, King Animal, out November 13th. (more…)
Experimental metal band Gaza have just released their third full length album, "No Absolutes In Human Suffering" and NPR are featuring an exclusive premiere of a brand new track off of the album entitled, "Not With All The Hope In The World." The song is a mammoth for the band, clocking in at nearly six minutes and thirty seconds; the longest track on their new album. The song is absolutely killer, mixing in the band's normal grindcore and doom with an almost unheard of bit of melody for this Utah based quartet.
The album is being released via Black Market Activities and is available on iTunes. You can check out the premiere track here, or just pop open your Spotify and listen to the whole damn album. We highly recommend doing the latter as the album could quite possible be one of the best 2012 has to offer.
Gaza are pissed off. I mean, dangerously pissed off. They’re one of the few bands in the extreme music today that actually lives up to such classification, whether it’s the blistering time signature changes on I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die or the monolithic funeral dirges at the start of He Is Never Coming Back. The bottom line is, Gaza are scary as hell, filled with vitriol towards 95% of modern society, and four of the nicest guys I’ve had the opportunity to chat with. I met with Gaza after their almost unpleasantly loud set in Charlotte, North Carolina to chat with them about what it’s like to be a black sheep, North Carolina’s new marriage amendment, who they’d record a split with, and the band’s undying love for Metallica. More below: (more…)
Finally! Gaza (pronounced GAH-Zah, not guh-ZAH) has officially announced they are set to release their new album No Absolutes in Human Suffering this summer. July 31st to be exact, via Black Market Activities. The band has just posted a track on Brooklyn Vegan called "Mostly Hair and Bones Now." If you were having that 3:00 feeling at work, where you feel like you need a quick pick me up, this will get you going, for sure. If you just need more Gaza, perhaps the copious amount of live videos we have will keep you occupied. The band will be hitting the road next month with COC and Torche.
Corrosion of Conformity are serious about getting back on the road. They have a slew of dates booked this month with Torche and Valient Thorr and now they've went ahead and announced a tour in June as well. They will be taking out Torche once more, as well as Black Cobra and the mighty GAZA. This sounds like quite the killer package of down tuned heavyness, so it gets the MI stoner seal of approval. Here are the dates: (more…)
Over the weekend, Gaza confirmed they will be entering Godcity Studios in Salem, MA with the incomparable Kurt Ballou. This is exciting. An early 2012 release is to be expected from this. The band have set up a string of shows to help them make their way from their home city of Salt Lake to Massachusetts. Here are the dates: (more…)
The Red Chord, Trap Them and GAZA are on the road to SXSW, and they are making a few stops along the way. The trifecta of awesomeness announced 11 shows that will go down in the month of March, including a stop at the New England Metalfest Gone West showcase at South by Southwest. This is a great package from beginning to end that only a fool would miss if it was coming to your town. One note of interest is that Job For A Cowboy drummer Jon "Charn" Rice will be filling in on drums. Does this mean Mike Justain's time in the band is over or was it a simple scheduling conflict? Either way, we're sure Charn will fill his shoes nicely. Here are the dates:
3/9 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
3/10 Providence, RI @ Club Hell
3/11 South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
3/12 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
3/13 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
3/14 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
3/15 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
3/16 Nashville, TN @ Exit In
3/18 Austin, TX @ Emo's Annex (NEMHF SXSW)
3/20 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
3/23 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
Have you heard about the To Catch A Predatour? It brings the heavy! The Acacia Strain will headline the tour with The Red Chord, Terror, Gaza and The Contortionist. Vincent Bennett and co. wanted to remind you about the tour with the video above. Watch it and then check to see if the tour is coming to your town.
Also, if you haven't yet seen Vincent's latest video for us, where he walks around and interviews everybody from the Cool Tour, it's a must watch!