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Hell Chose Me
2/16/2010

The Diseased And The Poisoned
6/24/2008

Dead In My Arms
9/4/2007
 
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Want A Tiny Fix Of New After The Burial?
November 7, 2010
After The Burial's is gearing up to take part in this Winter's "December Decimation" tour alongside Winds Of Plague, Carnifex, War Of Ages and Upon A Burning Body. Their forthcoming (extremely Meshuggah influenced - Ed.) album, 'In Dreams', will hit stores and digital retail outlets on November 23rd.

Head on over to this location to check out sample clips from the entire album.
 
 
 
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As I Lay Dying Confirm Pre-show Signings For Tour
September 14, 2010
As I Lay Dying will be meeting up with fans before every show on their headlining tour for a meet and greet/signing. The band will be signing autographs for 30 minutes as soon as doors open and will wrap up right before Carnifex hits the stage. As I Lay Dying will be signing a FREE poster for fans - so make sure to show up early to meet the band and get your poster. The tour kicks off today in El Paso, TX at Club 101. Tickets for the tour are available now on both www.asilaydying.com and www.thepowerlessrise.com, and a complete list of dates is available below.

As I Lay Dying's
highly anticipated limited edition Super Deluxe Fan Box will be in stores on November 9th, 2010. Once these are sold out, they will be gone forever - this is truly a limited edition! The fan box includes:

- The Powerless Rise CD and 12" Vinyl Picture Disc
- The Powerless Rise DVD Documentary w/In Studio footage and interviews + Extras: Guitar, Bass & Drum tabs featuring Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert - Song Stems for "Upside Down Kingdom" - Expanded recording outtakes
- Hard cover book includes lyrics, photos, editorial from the band
- 12" X 12" Lithograph
- Three (3) guitar picks
- Mini drumstick Keychain
- AILD Patch
- Window Cling
- Metal AILD logo pin

As I Lay Dying
Tour w/ All That Remains, Unearth, Carnifex:
09/14 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
09/15 - Odessa , TX - Dos Amigos
09/16 - Abilene, TX - Midnight Rodeo 3
09/17 - Little Rock, AR - The Village
09/18 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
09/19 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
09/20 - Covington, KY - The Madison Theater
09/21 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
09/22 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
09/23 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
09/24 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
09/25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
09/26 - Quebec, QC - Imperial De Quebec
09/27 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/28 - Ottawa, ON - Captial Music Hall
09/29 - London, ON - Cowboys
10/01 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
10/03 - Saskatoon, SK - Odeon
10/04 - Calgary, AB - Macewan
10/05 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Event Center
10/07 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
10/08 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/10 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
10/11 - Chico, CA - Senator Theatre
10/15 - Yuma, AZ - Club Blackout (w/ Carnifex, Beg For Life, Demise Of Hollywood)

Follow As I Lay Dying Online:
http://www.myspace.com/asilaydying
http://www.facebook.com/asilaydying
http://www.twitter.com/asilaydyingband
http://www.youtube.com/asilaydying
 
 
 
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Annotations Of An Autopsy To Tour U.S. With Carnifex
February 26, 2010
UK death metal act Annotations Of An Autopsy will return to the US once again after not being able to enter the country recently on their tour with Dying Fetus and The Faceless. Guitarist Jamie Sweeney commented:

"As some of you may be aware, we missed the chance to tour the states at the end of 2009 with Dying Fetus/The Faceless because of visa difficulties. We promised you we would be back over as soon as we could and we've kept that promise. You'll find us touring the states with Carnifex at the beginning of April, we're really looking forward to this tour and to seeing you all at the shows! Make sure you come along and witness some of the heaviest bands of their genre doing what they do best!"

Carnifex, Annotations Of An Autopsy, Suffokate, Your Demise, Upon A Burning Body:
04/05 - Hangar 84 - Vineland, NJ
04/06 - The Brewery - Raleigh, NC
04/07 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
04/08 - The Village - Little Rock, AR
04/09 - The Anex - Nacogdoches, TX
04/10 - New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, TN
04/11 - The High Ground - Metairie, LA
04/13 - The Ballroom - Corpus Christi, TX
04/14 - Art Ambush - Waco, TX
04/15 - The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
04/16 - War Legion Underground - Amarillo, TX
04/18 - The Compound - Albuquerque, NM
04/19 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
04/20 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ

Annotations Of An Autopsy's
latest record 'The Reign of Darkness' sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 34 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The album can be purchased with an exclusive shirt design at this location.

'The Reign Of Darkness'
was recorded at Foel Studio in Wales and was engineered by Chris Fielding. The CD was mixed by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse) at Mana Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida and features cover artwork by Par Olofsson (The Faceless, Psycroptic, Spawn Of Possession).

For more info visit: www.nuclearblast.de/annotationsofanautopsy & www.myspace.com/annotationsofanautopsy.
 
 
 
 
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Carnifex To Appear At Hot Topic In Riverside, CA
February 3, 2010
Taking a darker and more blasphemous approach to their already visceral sound, Carnifex will unleash 'Hell Chose Me' on February 16, 2010. Blood curdling screams, guttural growls, double bass fury, and razor-sharp guitar riffs make for sinister and brutal work.

As the follow-up to 2008's 'The Diseased and The Poisoned', Carnifex's third album takes aggression to the next level. Influenced by the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, and The Black Dahlia Murder, this San Diego quintet really knows how to bring the brutality. Growing in notoriety, Carnifex has been featured in Kerrang, Outburn, and Revolver magazines.

"From when we started to now, a lot has changed. The progression we've gone through is staggering. With the confidence we have in this record, we know we will be making new fans. If anybody is expecting Carnifex to lighten it up, better luck next time. Dark, sick, painful - that's the concept of this album lyrically, and the music brings all of that emotion and puts it right inside your head." - Vocalist Scott Lewis

Soon to return from the Bonecrusher Fest tour in Europe, Carnifex will begin to annihilate the masses in San Diego, California on March 5 on the Atticus Metal Tour. Join the band for an exclusive Hot Topic meet and greet on February 16 at 5:00 PM at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside. Preorder the new CD or any Carnifex t-shirt at this location and get a wristband that guarantees the opportunity to meet the band!

For details, check out the Poster below or head on over to this location.

Bonecrusher Fest - Europe:
2/02 - Leeds, UK @ Rios
2/03 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage
2/04 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
2/05 - London, UK @ ULA
2/06 - Utrech, NL @ Tivoli

Atticus Metal Tour North America:
2/16 - Riverside, CA, US @ Hot Topic @ Galleria Tyler Mall
3/05 - San Diego, CA, US @ SOMA
3/06 - Pomona, CA, US @ Glasshouse
3/08 - Salt Lake City, UT, US @ In The Venue
3/09 - Denver, CO, US @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
3/11 - Ft. Worth, TX, US @ Ridglea Theater
3/12 - San Antonio, TX, US @ White Rabbit
3/13 - Houston, TX, US @ Meridian
3/16 - Birmingham, AL, US @ Five Points Music Hall
3/17 - Orlando, FL, US @ Club Firestone
3/18 - Atlanta, GA, US @ The Masquerade
3/19 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
3/20 - Richmond, VA, US @ The Hat Factory
3/21 - Allentown, PA, US @ Crock Rock
3/23 - Kettering, OH, US @ The Attic
3/24 - Milwaukee, WI, US @ The Rave
3/25 - St. Paul, MN, US @ Station 4
3/26 - Chicago, IL, US @ House of Blues
3/27 - Detroit, MI, US @ Magic Stick
3/28 - Cleveland, OH, US @ Peabody's
3/29 - Indianapolis, IN, US @ Emerson Theatre
3/30 - Albany, NY, US @ Northern Lights
3/31 - Toronto, ON, CA @ Opera House
4/01 - Montreal, QC, CA @ Tulipe
4/02 - Quebec City, QC, CA @ Imperial
4/03 - New York, NY, US @ Gramercy Theatre
4/04 - Worcester, MA, US @ Palladium

For more info on Carnifex, visit:
www.victoryrecords.com/carnifex
www.myspace.com/carnifexmetal
 
 
 
 
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Unearth To Headline 'Atticus Metal Tour II'
January 10, 2010
Metal Blade Records and Atticus Clothing, in association with Revolver Magazine and Headbang for the Highway, are proud to announce the dates for this year's Atticus Metal Tour II. With powerhouse veteran metal act, Unearth, at the helm, there is no telling when the carnage will end and the party will begin.

Unearth's Trevor Phipps
comments: "This is going to be our first North American Headlining tour in over a year and we are amped to get back out there. We'll be playing tunes from all of our albums, some extra deep cuts we haven't played in a while and some stuff we haven't played live yet from 'The March'. We've been messing around with some different lights and stage set ups and will mix up the set each night, so it will be different from past tours. It's a solid package of bands and we can't wait to get on stage, play a headlining set and rage with our fans."

Joining Unearth on the tour are Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside and Carnifex. In addition to the tour lineup, Darkest Hour, Stray From The Path and Your Demise will be joining the party on select dates. Those dates and other details will be released on http://www.myspace.com/atticusmetaltour as they become available.

Atticus Metal Tour 2
Unearth w/ Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside, Carnifex:
03/05 - San Diego, CA - Soma
03/06 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
03/08 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
03/09 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Ballroom
03/11 - Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
03/12 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
03/13 - Houston, TX - Meridian
03/16 - Birmingham, AL - 5 Points Music Hall
03/17 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
03/18 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
03/19 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
03/20 - Richmond, VA - The Hat Factory
03/21 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
03/23 - Dayton, OH - The Attic
03/24 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
03/25 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
03/26 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
03/27 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
03/28 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
03/29 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
03/30 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
03/31 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
04/01 - Montreal, QC - Tulipe
04/02 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
04/03 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
04/04 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium

For More info on Unearth and the Atticus Metal Tour, visit:
http://www.atticusclothing.com
http://www.myspace.com/atticusmetaltour
http://www.twitter.com/atticusUSA
http://www.myspace.com/unearth
http://www.youtube.com/unearthofficial
http://www.twitter.com/unearthofficial
 
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2005
HOME TOWN: San Diego, CA
MEMBERS:
Scott Lewis - Vokills
Shawn Cameron - Drums
Cory Arford - Guitar
Ryan Gudmunds - Guitar
Fred Calderon - Bass

For more than 25 years, Death Metal has been the most maniacal and vicious form of rock. Covering the obscene and praising the perverse, extreme Death Metal still reigns as the driving force that continues to devour all other forms of hard rock. As each year passes in this brutal movement, it becomes increasingly difficult to find suitable leaders to carry the torch and continue to entice and surprise an audience that certainly isn’t shocked or impressed by much. That search has ended. Allow us to introduce CARNIFEX.

Derived from the Old English word for “executioner,” their moniker could not be more appropriate. It’s a word that reeks of death and destruction from the Dark Ages to describe a fiercely morbid death metal band. It’s hard to imagine that San Diego - known for its white sand beaches, endless sunny days and astronomical real estate- is also home to the brutal beat down that is CARNIFEX.

In 2005, vocalist Scott Lewis had a chance meeting with like-minded, gifted drummer Shawn Cameron. Having both played in a countless number of bands over the years that just didn’t “seem to fit,” the connection between the two was felt instantly. Together, they began a search to fill the musical void that had existed in each of their lives. They quickly formed a group and hit the road. CARNIFEX, being the serious-minded musicians that they are, hit the road hard. Refusing to be another “here today, gone tomorrow” trend, CARNIFEX let nothing stop them from perfecting their live show, touring relentlessly, and writing brainsick, yet intelligent, songs. Having endured everything from tour cancellations, van breakdowns and inevitable line-up changes, that “magical fit” was solidified by the end of 2007. Scott and Shawn were complemented by the intensity of guitarists Cory Arford and Ryan Gudmunds. Bassist Fred Calderon rounded out the furious fivesome.

The non-stop touring and methodical songwriting eventually resulted in CARNIFEX selling over 5,000 copies of their first full-length album, Dead in My Arms, with little publicity. Not surprisingly, industry types started to notice; however, none as quickly as Victory Records. The men of CARNIFEX were welcomed to the Victory family almost immediately after they showcased their brilliance to the staff in November 2007. Having spent a lot of time writing during the previous year, CARNIFEX was primed to get into the studio to begin the masterpiece that is The Diseased and the Poisoned. Zeuss (Unearth, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed) at Planet Z Studios was a natural choice for producer, and they entered the studio rapidly and intently.

CARNIFEX is something musically unique. What really makes CARNIFEX stand out from the throngs of other hard rock acts currently scouring the planet are their savage live performances. Their declaration to make every night an “experience” for fans rather than just a “show” has proven to be the most appreciated trait of the band among fans. But you can keep your pyrotechnics and other special effects at home…CARNIFEX relies solely on the power of their music. “Every night, we strive to play extremely tight. Sometimes it can be difficult to make such an intense show so interactive, but we make sure that everyone is getting involved,” says Lewis.

In 2008, CARNIFEX proudly delivered their first Victory album to the metal masses. Intriguing and armed to the teeth with an arsenal of blast beats, machine gun riffs and vocals exorcised from the deepest pits of hell, The Diseased and the Poisoned is the soundtrack to your worst nightmare. Having sold 25,000 copies in the U.S. alone, this record was a huge success, solidifying their spot in the American Death Metal realm.

In 2010, CARNIFEX will debut the highly anticipated Hell Chose Me, taking a darker and more blasphemous approach to their already visceral sound. Musical growth and a higher level of aggression coupled with themes of despair and isolation make for an abrasive new record. Blood curdling screams, guttural growls, bottom heavy baselines, and razor-sharp guitar riffs make for dark and brutal work.

Fresh off the European Bonecrusher Fest with The Black Dahlia Murder and 3 Inches Of Blood, the band plans to tour extensively in 2010. In March and April 2010, CARNIFEX will participate in the Atticus Metal Tour with Unearth, Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, and The Ghost Inside then headline a U.S. tour.