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Album Releases

Need To Control (Redux Edition)
6/8/2010

Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses (Redux Edition)
5/4/2010

Evolution Through Revolution
4/14/2009
 
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Ill Neglect (Zip) Hoodie

Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Reactions CD

Need To Control Hoodie

War Games (Baseball) Long Sleeve Tee

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Uncle Sam T-Shirt
 
News
Brutal Truth Announce Tour Dates
September 24, 2009
Legendary hyperblasters, Brutal Truth, have announced a run of US, Japanese and Australian tour dates in support of their brand new full-length album 'Evolution Through Revolution'. Starting in early December, Brutal Truth will team up with Municipal Waste, Phobia and more for a string of shows in the eastern US. Immediately following, the band will join Converge and Venomous Concept for a three-city tour of Japan before heading to Australia for a handful of headlining shows. A listing of confirmed Brutal Truth tour dates can be found below with more details to be announced soon.

'Evolution Through Revolution', the band’s first album in ten years, is currently streaming in its entirety at www.EvolutionThroughRevolution.info. Brutal Truth has also recently premiered the first video from the record, for the track “Sugardaddy”, online now at this location.

Brutal Truth
Tour Dates:

w/ Municipal Waste, Phobia, Cauldron:
12/4 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
12/5 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
12/6 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
12/7 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes
12/8 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
12/9 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
12/10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

w/ Converge, Venomous Concept:
12/15 - Tokyo, Japan - O East
12/16 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
12/17 - Osaka, Japan - Big Cat

w/ Blood Duster, Captain Cleanoff:
12/19 - Brisbane, Australia - The Hi-Fi
12/20 - Melbourne, Australia - The Hifi Bar
12/21 - Sydney, Australia - Manning Bar
 
 
 
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Municipal Waste Announce 'Waste The World Tour 2009'
September 18, 2009
Fresh off of the release of their new album, 'Massive Aggressive', which debuted at #10 on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart, Municipal Waste is pleased to announce the “Waste The World Tour 2009.

Singer Tony Foresta, had the following to say about the upcoming tour. “I’m really excited to finally get back on the road and do a full headlining Waste tour in the states. It’s been a really long time since we’ve done on our own headlining run and I think it has been long past due. People should expect a far more rowdier gig then the ones we’ve played while opening for bands. I’m looking forward to trashing venues all over the states. I’m also really pumped about the bands on this tour. It is going to be one to remember!"

Providing direct support on the tour will be Goatwhore from 11/06-11/16, The Accused, from 11/18-12/03, and Brutal Truth from 12/04-12/11. Appearing on all shows will be Phobia and Cauldron.

Municipal Waste "Waste The World Tour 2009" Tour Dates:
w/ Goatwhore, Phobia, Cauldron:
11/06 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
11/07 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
11/08 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
11/09 - Tampa, FL @ State Theater
11/11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
11/13 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
11/14 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
11/16 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse

w/ The Accused, Phobia, Cauldron:
11/18 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
11/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
11/20 - Anaheim, CA @ Chian Reaction
11/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

w/ Brutal Truth, Phobia, Cauldron:
12/04 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
12/05 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
12/06 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/07 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
12/08 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Upstairs)
12/09 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
12/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

More Dates To Be Announced Shortly.

Check out Municipal Waste’s brand new video for the track “Wrong Answer” below.

For more info on Municipal Waste, visit http://www.myspace.com/municipalwaste, or head on over to http://www.facethewaste.com/.
 
 
 
 
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Brutal Truth Premiere 'Sugar Daddy' Video
July 18, 2009
Legendary hypergrinders, Brutal Truth, seen the world premiere of their brand new video, for "Sugardaddy", online yesterday via MySpace Metal. "Sugardaddy", the first video from the band's new full-length 'Evolution Through Revolution', was directed by Tyson Montrucchio for Heretic Digital Demonics. 'Evolution Through Revolution', Brutal Truth's first album in ten years, saw its international release in April and is streaming in its entirety at www.EvolutionThroughRevolution.info.

Brutal Truth, will team up with their grindcore peers Pig Destroyer and Repulsion for a special New York area show later this month for the inaugural Blackened Music Series show. This event, also serving as the release party for the new book "Precious Metal: Decibel Presents The Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces," will be held Friday, July 31st at the Ridgewood Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, NY.

Brutal Truth will also be returning to Europe in August for a handful of dates including performances at the Brutal Assault and Party San Open Air festivals. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Brutal Truth
Tour Dates:
7/31 - Brooklyn, NY - Ridgewood Masonic Temple (Blackened Music Series Presents w/ Pig Destroyer, Repulsion)
8/01 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head (w/ Pig Destroyer, Triac, TFD)
8/02 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13 (w/ TFD)
8/06 - Jaromer, Czech Rep. - Brutal Assault Festival
8/07 - Wermeskirchen, Germany - AJZ Bahndaam
8/08 - Bad Berka, Germany - Part San Open Air
8/09 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang (w/ Trash Talk, Soul Control)

Updated Brutal Truth news and tour information will be made available at www.relapse.com, the Brutal Truth Official MySpace page, and their website at www.BrutalTruth.com.
 
 
 
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Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion: Special New York Sho
May 27, 2009
Three legendary metal bands, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer and Repulsion, will team up for the inaugural Blackened Music Series show to be held Friday, July 31st in Brooklyn, NY. This event will also serve as a release party for the forthcoming book, "Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces" that will see a July 15th release via De Capo Press.

To celebrate their first-ever New York show and the inclusion of their legendary album, 'Horrified', in Precious Metal, Repulsion will be performing the influential release in its entirety. Complete show details can be found below and more information about Precious Metal can be found at http://decibelmagazine.com/Content.aspx?ncid=302560.

The Blackened Music Series presents: Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, and Repulsion:

Friday, July 31st 2009
Brooklyn Masonic Temple – 317 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Show starts @ 8:00 pm EST (doors at 7:30 pm)
Tickets: $25.00 (http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/Search.action?query=pig+destroyer&x=0&y=0)

For more info on the Blackened Music Series, head on over to http://www.myspace.com/BlackenedMusicSeries.
 
 
 
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Graves of Valor Post New Track Online, Announce CD Release S
April 26, 2009
South Carolina’s Graves Of Valor have posted a second preview track, “Pestilence“, from their forthcoming Relapse debut, 'Salarian Gate'. “Pestilence“ can be heard online now via the band’s MySpace page along with “Locusta”. 'Salarian Gate' is set for a CD and LP release on May 26th in North America (June 1st internationally). 'Salarian Gate' was recorded at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, Through The Eyes Of The Dead) with engineer Brian Elliott.

Graves Of Valor will be touring through May, leading up to 'Salarian Gate’s' release date, as part of the 2009 Relapse Records Contamination Tour. Graves Of Valor will be teamed up with label-mates Obscura and Abysmal Dawn for this US tour with guests Brutal Truth, 3 Inches Of Blood, Hero Destroyed and more on select dates. Graves Of Valor have also announced a hometown record release show in support of 'Salarian Gate’s' release on May 30th in Florence, SC. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.



GRAVES OF VALOR Tour Dates:

Relapse Records Contamination Tour 2009:
4/28 - Birmingham, AL - The Nick
4/29 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
4/30 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
5/1 - Owensboro, KY - The Brothers
5/2 - Indianapolis, IN - Zanies Too
5/3 - Neenah, WI - Revolutions
5/4 - Chicago, IL - Reggies (w/ 3 Inches Of Blood)
5/5 - Southgate, MI - Modern Exchange
5/6 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Pirate Cove (FREE w/ flyer)
5/7 - Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon (w/ Brutal Truth)
5/8 - Pittsburgh, PA - 31st Street Pub (w/ Hero Destroyed)
5/9 - Allentown, PA - The Sterling Hotel (w/ Brutal Truth)
5/10 - Boston, MA - The Church of Boston (w/ Brutal Truth)
5/11 - Danbury, CT - Bill Baloney's
5/12 - New York, NY - Fontana's
5/13 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
5/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Broad Street Ministry

5/30 - Florence, SC - Spin ('Salarian Gate' CD release show)

For more info on Graves Of Valor, visit www.relapse.com and the the band's Official MySpace page at www.MySpace.com/FromGravesOfValor.
 
 
 
 
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Biography

It is doubtful the most extreme end of the musical spectrum has ever possessed such a transfixing dichotomy as BRUTAL TRUTH. The band progressed with boundless enthusiasm through the primal fury of traditional grindcore and hardcore punk. They attacked suffocating city life on the edge of the 21st century and its media noise overload with the bare-knuckled forcefulness of passion, conviction and a simple love for playing music. They created chaos with a surgical precision and finesse unmatched by their peers.

The primitive origins of BRUTAL TRUTH can be traced back to the early nineties when infamous bassist extraordinaire Danny Lilker created the group. The initial three-piece lineup featuring Danny on vocals/bass, guitarist Brent "Gurn" McCarty and drummer Scott Lewis was completely raw and only a side project to Danny’s other musical endeavors. The trio issued a quick demo and single before adding the vocal presence of Atlanta-born music journalist Kevin Sharp.

In a flash Earache Records picked up the quartet, Danny ditched his other project, and BRUTAL TRUTH issued their 1992 debut album "Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses". This work became nothing less than a milestone in the grindcore/death metal world. One of the fastest records of its time, "Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses" launched the band into the international spotlight. The absolutely manic three second video for "Collateral Damage" received worldwide exposure via MTV, and the tracks "Ill Neglect" and "Walking Corpse" remained staples in the band’s live show for years afterwards.

BRUTAL TRUTH immediately hit the road and secured a reputation as one of the hardest touring bands in the underground. First came the east coast and midwest U.S. tour with INCANTATION and PUNGENT STENCH, then the North American Campaign For Musical Destruction with NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS and CATHEDRAL. Europe and Canada were conquered with FEAR FACTORY and NAPALM DEATH respectively, and another U.S. go round with BOREDOMS and PAIN TEENS followed immediately thereafter. Vast strings of regional dates tied the touring madness together.

As if the oomph provided bythe addition of power tools and other metal objects into the live setting wasn’t enough, the sound collage of "Bedsheets", and LARCENY title track techno remix of their "Perpetual Conversion" mini-LP in 1993 further established the band’s need to experiment. BRUTAL TRUTH made their first trip to Japan upon the mini-CD’s release to tour once again with the BOREDOMS and S.O.B.. Drummer Lewis exited the ranks after their return home.

Kevin Sharp (who has performed with John Zorn’s NAKED CITY and PAINKILLER) stumbled upon the Philadelphia-born drummer Rich Hoak (ex-NINEFINGER) outside of the famed ABC-No-Rio in the fall of 1993. The rest is, as they say, history.

BRUTAL TRUTH retreated to an isolated cabin in New Hampshire during the winter of 1993/1994 to write and rehearse their sophomore record. The result of their efforts surfaced as "Need To Control", a twenty plus song document of extremist angst. Running the gamut from full-on grindcore to DISCHARGE-styled punk to ambient/electronic sound collage to death metal, "Need To Control" was incredibly expansive and the pivotal transition point for the band’s future. As with most groundbreaking works, the album perplexed as many people as it entertained. The new lineup embarked on more lengthy tour runs including a 69-show-in-75-day European tour and a three month North American headlining stint with MACABRE and PUNGENT STENCH.

Due to their willingness to experiment in various noise ensembles outside the band, BRUTAL TRUTH amassed a disparate audience: metalheads, punkers, grind and underground hardcore fans, art-noise and experimental music enthusiasts. The band was lauded as having helped make it possible for noise artists to establish themselves in North America.