For all our Summer Slaughter live videos/interviews visithttp://met.al/bdm - Metal Injection was on hand at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD to shoot multi-cam footage of Vital Remains as part of their appearance on the Summer Slaughter tour. LET THE KILLING BEGIN!
Dave Suzuki was one of the founders of Vital Remains, back when they were relevant. He quit the band a few years ago, and disappeared from the scene. His presence was missed, as were his blistering leads and crushing blasts. The guy was a death metal virtuoso. He has recently resurfaced in a new project named Churchburn. With a name like that, I'm already on board! (more…)
The Iron Will Tour has come off its Canadian leg to violently penetrate America with dose after dose of death metal. I drove up to St. Paul in the rain and then in circles downtown looking for a place to park, but I persevered, and made it to Station 4 in time to catch opening act Rose Funeral.
I wasn’t sure how this lone deathcore band would fit on a tour of death metal heavyweights. But when the band launched into their set, they proved themselves with a fury. Vocalist Ryan Gardner made several obscene stroking gestures which the crowd seemed to appreciate. “You know all the controversy, breakdowns versus solos,” he said. “Fuck all that. We’re here to play music. Even for zero dollars, we’re happy to be here and play you motherfuckers.”
Montreal death metal masters Kataklysm have been holed up in a studio recently working on a new record, which means the band hasn't done much touring this year. That all changes in August, when the band will hit the road as part of the Iron Will tour. They are taking out some seriously heavy openers in Origin, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vital Remains and Rose Funeral. Man, going on after Vital, Fleshgod AND Origin? Kataklysm are not making it easy for themselves. Here are the announced dates: (more…)
What do you get when you take four incredibly heavy bands, Destruction, Vital Remains, Warbringer & Pathology and put them together? A ridiculous tour! All four bands are teaming up for a North American run kicking off May 9th in Denver, CO and wrapping up June 3rd in Hollywood. Here is the full tour routing: (more…)
If you don't keep up with the Pit Full of Shit channel here on Metal Injection, you are missing out big time. Cinematographer Frank Huang is a show-attending machine, and always carries some cameras with him. He just posted an entire set of All Pigs Must Die clips, in addition to new live footage of Vital Remains, Prostitution, Strong Intention, Gang Signs and Thrones.
We are incredibly honored to be co-presenting, along with Decibel Magazine, one of the most extreme tours of the Summer. Erik Rutan and company in Hate Eternal and Origin are teaming up for a co-headlining run, bringing the equally heavy Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn along for the ride. The tour kicks off on June 15th in Austin, makes it's way up North to Canada and then down the east coast wrapping up in South Carolina on July 13th. Here is the full itinerary: (more…)
CANNIBAL CORPSE, DYING FETUS, VITAL REMAINS, DEVOURMENT join forces for most vulgar sounding tour package ever
Holy crap! This may be the most awesome extreme tour, maybe ever? CANNIBAL CORPSE, DYING FETUS, VITAL REMAINS and a dash of DEVOURMENT. How could this tour be any more extttreeemeee? I have no idea. The upside (for me) is this package is coming to NYC. The downside, it's only a two week trek, so some of you might be a little bummed. If you are one of the lucky ones who will get this tour, you will have no excuse to skip out on these shows, unless you are not into face raping, brutal death metal. Here are the dates: (more…)
We sent old-school death metal fan James Zalucky to the NY stop of the Summer Slaughter tour to get an old school fan's perspective on what is mostly a new-school metal tour. The following is his report from the pit, not to be confused with Rob's recap from the pot-laced backstage area.
I went to Summer Slaughter for two reasons: Decapitated (duh) and to check out bands who I didn't know very well. Other than Decapitated, The Red Chord, and Vital Remains, most of the bands were new to me, and I've always thought that the best way to evaluate a band is to see them perform live. There are so many bands out there, and sometimes you're just too busy to listen to all of them, so here was a good chance to make up for it. My buddy Clay, who knew none of the bands at all, came with me to see if he saw anything he liked. For the most part, I'd have to say the night was a success (I'd forgotten how small Irving Plaza was), with some pretty amusing stories attached, which I'll share with you here. (more…)
Igniting the legendary death and thrash sectors of metal in 2010, a seeming period of nonstop metal resurrections, is the re-emergence of Pestilence. Set to hit the stages this coming summer, after almost 15+ years of silent repose– zero tours or releases – the group broke their silence with 2009’s Resurrection Macabre, and just recently, with a new track, entitled “amGod.” An early rehearsal recording, featuring just “drum and guitar parts,” the band wished to share a small piece of their upcoming release, which is due later this year.
By: Navjot Kaur Sobti
From Altars of Madness to Heretic, if one thing is clear, it’s that Floridian death metal godfathers Morbid Angel have kept and intend to keep the momentum going with years of consistent, crushing extreme metal outputs. Over 20 years since their conception via Trey Azagroth in 1984, and with a history of constant line-up chances analogous with the early Turkish empire, the band hit the studios in 2009, slating the release of their ninth studio album for late-2010 (by way of Seasons of Mist Records). Bringing the classic and new tunes to fans, the band was dead-set and ready to hit the road for a 2010 tour for the unnamed and up-and-coming release, but it was just yesterday that they announced that drummer Pedro 'Pete' Sandoval would be unable to play his percussive part, citing “back surgery” as the cause. (more…)
More than a few metalheads were bummed when Pestilence couldn't make it to the Maryland Deathfest last year. Looks like the band is planning to make that up that date this year, and even head out on a full U.S. run, their first in 16 years. It all starts at this year's MDF on May 30th after which the band will be joined by Warbringer, Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness and . Here are the announced dates: (more…)
A few weeks ago we posted about yet another killer tour, featuring co-headliners THE FACELESS and DYING FETUS. Well, the entire itinerary has been announced and they are going (almost) all over the place. Joining the band will be Beneath The Massacre, Vital Remains (select dates), Annotations of an Autopsy, and Enfold Darkness. Full tour dates after the jump… (more…)
New school death metal and old school death metal collide as two of my favorite bands head out on the road together. THE FACELESS and DYING FETUS will co-headline the "Planetary Depravity Tour". They have some killer support acts lineup as well: Beneath The Massacre, Vital Remains (select dates), Annotations of an Autopsy, and Enfold Darkness. Here are the initial dates:
11/14-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven w/ SUFFOCATION (no DF/BTM)
11/15-Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre w/ SUFFOCATION (no DF/BTM)
11/17-Layton, UT @ V2 (no BTM)
11/18-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/19-Wichita, KS @ Oz Cafe
11/20-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/21-Chicago, IL @ Jaguar Club
11/22-Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
11/23-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
11/24-Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
11/25-Montreal, QC @ National
11/26-Quebec City, QC @ L’Imperial
11/27-Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
11/28-New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/29-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/30-Reading, PA @ The Silo
12/01-Johnson City, TN @ Cahootenay’s
12/02-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/03-Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
12/04-New Orleans, LA @ The High Ground
12/05-Houston, TX @ Meridian
12/06-McAllen, TX @ Jagz
12/07-Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
12/08-Austin, TX @ Emo’s
12/09-El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
12/10-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12/11-Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
12/12-San Diego, CA @ SOMA
12/13-San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/14-Victorville, CA @ Karma
12/15-Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
My immediate reaction to hearing that Deicide (one of the bands that first got me into extreme metal) was FINALLY touring the States again was, "Awesome!"
Once I looked at the tour dates themselves, it changed to – "Goddamn you Deicide, why do you REFUSE to play anywhere convenient? Philly, NYC, Baltimore, take your pick. The fuck is this Farmingdale shit?"
Then, when I looked at the rest of the bill, it shifted a bit to – "Well, that's pretty nifty."
This tour is basically a "Deicide and Friends" extravaganza!
Check it out: Deicide is Glen Benton, Steve Asheim, Jack Owen, and Kevin Quirion. Vital Remains started out with Glen singing, and now after a number of lineup changes and various reshuffling, the band is made up of Tony Lazaro and, er, some other dudes (details about who's actually in the band nowadays are a little fuzzy. Last I heard, it was a couple teenage shredders?). Order of Ennead is Steve Ashiem's sick new black/death metal band (that features, yup, Kevin Quirion on guitar), and Adrift is Jack Owens' hard rock-based side project. Talk about a family affair!
Deicide will probably be playing tons of new stuff, but their last few records were pretty badass; as long as I get to hear 'em play "When Satan Rules His World" and "Once Upon the Cross," I'll be happy. This one's worth checking out, for sure.
DEICIDE, Vital Remains, Order of Ennead and Adrift – 2009 Winter Tour
February 6 – Providence, RI @ Club Hell
February 8 – Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
February 9 – Yonkers, NY @ The Haunt
February 11 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
February 13 – Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
February 14 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s Concert Theatre
February 16 – Aurora, CO @ Illiff Park Saloon
February 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
February 18 – Farmington, NM @ Big City Nite Club
February 20 – San Jose, CA @ Voodoo Lounge
February 21 – Yucaipa, CA @ Angels Roadhouse
February 22 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club