Soilent Green Records Theme Song For Squidbillies
June 20, 2009
New Orleans, Louisiana's sons of Southern grindcore, Soilent Green
, are obviously making an impression over at Adult Swim
. Soilent Green
has not only toured with the notorious masters of animated death metal, Dethklok
, but have recently recorded the opening theme song to Squidbillies
fourth season, which just kicked off on May 17th on Adult Swim
Vocalist Ben Falgoust
is the best cartoon…excuse me…show on TV/Internet/Cable around!! I felt that way before we did the theme tracks and I feel even stronger about it since I've seen the new episodes, despite our involvement with the program, of course.
It was an awesome and strange experience to track these theme songs for the Squidbillies
. It was pretty shocking when were contacted by them to be involved with this project. I give credit to the rest of the guys in the band for pulling it off from a strange but fun perspective in incorporating Soilent Green's
style into the theme song for the show.”
New Episodes of Squidbillies
air Sunday nights at midnight (ET, PT), and don't forget to check out Soilent Green's
latest release, 'Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction'
, available as CD, limited special edition vinyl, and digital download. In other news, Soilent Green
are confirmed to play on the Terrorizer
stage at this year's Hellfest
For more info on Soilent Green
, visit http://www.myspace.com/soilentgreen
Testament announces tour with Soilent Green
September 16, 2008
TESTAMENT recently announced a string of headlining dates this October with Louisiana metallers Soilent Green. The tour includes TESTAMENT’s appearance at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 9 in New York City, where they will be direct support to headliners Children of Bodom; also special guests, The Black Dahlia Murder and Between The Buried and Me.
Guitarist Eric Peterson checked in to discuss the Metal Masters tour and the band’s upcoming US headlining dates: “We just finished the Metal Masters tour, and it was a great tour to be on. Unfortunately, it went by too quick. We got to know everyone towards the end, and it started to feel like family. It’s too bad it had to end so soon, especially after getting to know everyone. Hopefully, the Metal Masters will continue next year in Europe.
“In the meantime, we’re heading to Japan and Australia. The last time we played there in ’06, we promised our fans we’d have a new record out the next time we came around. We kept our promise and we’re excited to get back there and play it for them.
“Once we get back, we’ll be headlining some east coast shows, including a one-off with Children of Bodom at the infamous Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. We’ll have full production, so we’re excited to put on our whole show. This tour is going to focus on secondary markets, so we don’t spoil anything for next year. We plan on having a big year and putting a big package together, wink wink.”
Having just wrapped up the biggest tour of the summer - Metal Masters with Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, and Motorhead - TESTAMENT has been touring to support their phenomenal new release, The Formation of Damnation. The album hit streets April 29 on Nuclear Blast Records and debuted at #59 on the Billboard 200. TESTAMENT has been in the top 3 on Sirius’ Hard Attack since March and were #1 on national metal radio for 12 weeks. The band recently won “Album of the Year” at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards for The Formation of Damnation.
9/20 Kawasaki, Japan - Club Citta
9/21 Kawasaki, Japan - Club Citta
9/25 Brisbane, Australia - The Arena
9/26 Melbourne, Australia - The HiFi
9/27 Sydney, Australia - The Metro
11/09 Christchurch, New Zealand - AMI Stadium - Southern Amp 2008
Testament headlining w/ Soilent Green:
10/1 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
10/3 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
10/4 Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon
10/5 State College, PA - Lulu’s
10/7 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
10/8 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Café
10/9 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom (w/ Children of Bodom, The Black Dahlia Murder, Between The Buried And Me)
10/10 Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Testament in Mexico (venues TBA):
10/27 Monterey, Mexico
10/29 Guadalajara, Mexico
10/30 Puebla, Mexico
10/31 Mexico City, Mexico
Hatebreed Announces "Live Dominance" Tour Dates
July 30, 2008
To celebrate the release of their first-ever DVD, metallic hardcore pioneers Hatebreed
will hit the road in support of 'Live Dominance'
). This highly-anticipated DVD will be released on the same day as the first headlining date of this tour – Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008. Joining Hatebreed
will be fellow heavy hitters Emmure
, Soilent Green
, War of Ages
, and Catalepsy
For this special release, Hatebreed
will be doing something it’s never done before by taking time out to autograph each and every copy sold of the new DVD at each of these shows. The 'Live Dominance'
DVD will be available for sale at the band’s merch table each night. Additional details will be made available soon on how the autograph signings will take place.
comments “We’re excited we managed to get these dates scheduled so we can celebrate the release of our first ever live DVD by playing an extra long set for all of our diehards! This tour will hit a bunch of cities we weren't able to hit on the Jager run so be ready to rage!!! We also plan on doing some special signings so stay tuned for more info. These will be our last shows until Stillborn Fest 08
, so don’t miss out!”
is set to include over 2 hours of live footage including the full sold-out Detroit, Harpo’s show shot in March of this year on the band’s Supremacy
tour. The multi-camera concert was filmed entirely in Hi-Definition. The DVD will also include a ton of bonus features shot specifically for the release including brand-new band interviews, bonus live videos, fan testimonials, and much much more.
was Directed/Edited by Toaster In A Tub’s Kevin Custer
with musical production/mixing coming from Grammy Award
winner, Josh Wilbur
(Lamb Of God
" Tour Dates:
9/2 – Detroit, MI – I-Rock Nightclub
9/3 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Down Under
9/4 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
9/5 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
9/6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater*
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
9/8 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
9/9 – Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
9/10 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
9/11 – Portland, ME – The Asylum
9/12 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
9/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
9/14 – State College, PA – Lulu’s
*=WFNOR’s "Lunatic Luau
" w/ Sevendust
, and more.
For more info, please visit www.myspace.com/hatebreed
Soilent Green's Brian Patton Interviewed On MetalKult.com
July 26, 2008
has just posted an extensive video interview and riff lesson with Soilent Green
guitarist Brian Patton
The footage was filmed at MetalKult’s
Manhattan headquarters on June 25, 2008, when Soilent Green
came to New York City to play the Nokia Theatre (with Dethklok
) in support of their latest album, 'Inevitable Collapse In the Presence of Conviction'
In part one
of the two-part lesson, the ex-EyeHateGod
, current Soilent Green
guitarist weighs in on his role in creating the NOLA
metal sound, the roots of Soilent Green’s
riffs, his use of chord sliding and how to build a song out of many different, non-repeating sections.
demonstrating how to play some riffs from a variety of Soilent Green
tracks, such as “Antioxidant
,” “13 Days a Weak
,” “In the Same Breath
” and “Sewn Mouth Secrets
Go to MetalKult.com
now to check out this exclusive footage!
Chimaira Release Exclusive iTunes Version Of 'Resurrection'
June 13, 2008
Only months before Cleveland’s hardest working metal band, Chimaira
, celebrates their 10 year anniversary, fans have something to celebrate with the band releasing a Digital Deluxe version of 2007’s, 'Resurrection'
), via iTunes
exclusive version of the album, which was released June 10th, includes two bonus tracks, "Kingdom Of Heartache
" and "Paralyzed
", as well as well as a video guitar lesson from the band’s renowned guitarist, Rob Arnold
. The lesson was taken from Arnold’s
contribution to the Rock House Method
instructional DVD series.
Also in the midst of a nationwide tour with animated death metallers, Dethklok
, and Louisiana metal veterans, Soilent Green
has made the limited edition bonus DVD from 'Resurrection'
available for purchase at the Ferret Webstore
. Fans that missed out on getting the limited edition release can purchase the DVD at www.ferretstyle.com/store
or at any of the band’s upcoming shows.
and Soilent Green
6/14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
6/15 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
6/16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
6/17 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargos
6/19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
6/20 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Kool Haus
6/22 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
6/24 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
6/25 – New York, NY – Nokia Theater
6/26 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
6/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
6/29 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
6/30 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
7/01 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
7/02 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
7/04 – Houston, TX – Meridian
7/05 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
7/06 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
headlining off dates w/ Soilent Green
6/18 – Knoxville, TN - Valarium
6/21 – Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
6/28 – Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub
7/03 – Lafayette, LA - Grant Street Dancehall
7/08 – Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
7/09 – St. Louis, MO - Pops
7/10 – Louisville, KY - Headliners
(13 news stories listed.)
YEAR FORMED: 1992
HOME TOWN: New Orleans, LA
Ben Falgoust - Vocals
Brian Patton - Guitar
Scott Crochet - Bass
Tommy Buckley - Drums
"One of the ten most important hard and heavy bands." - Rolling Stone"This band obliterates any trace of traditional song structure, throwing hindrances like verse and chorus out the window to leave more room for pure, unbridled mayhem." - Guitar WorldUnlike most bands who show little but talk a good game, New Orleans� SOILENT GREEN lay all their cards on the table. A quick listen makes it obvious that they're not bluffing.SOILENT GREEN began to take shape circa October, 1988. Guitarists Brian Patton, Donovan Punch and drummer Tommy Buckley joined forces, hooked up with a bassist and vocalist, and set about building their legacy in the fertile soil known as the NOLA (New Orleans, LA) extreme scene, and in what has become their second home - Texas.In 1992, Scott Williams stepped in on bass and Brian accepted a "side" gig with the infamous EYEHATEGOD, jumping into their hectic recording and touring schedule. A year later, vocalist Ben Falgoust joined the SOILENT GREEN fold. Shortly thereafter, SOILENT cut their only demo, which garnered them a deal with the fledgling label Dwell, and churned out their debut full-length 'Pussysoul' in mid-1994. 'Pussysoul' was met with equal parts delight and horror. Some rejoiced in their potent molotov cocktail of all things metallic, while others were repulsed by the absolute hatred of it all.SOILENT GREEN sporadically played gigs around Brian's hectic EYEHATEGOD schedule, and ultimately managed to join the Southeastern and Texas portions of EXTREME NOISE TERROR's summer 1995 U.S. tour. The group also recorded a split 10" w/ GRIEF, and made an appearance on the 'Cry Now, Cry Later' double 7" compilation (both issued by Pessimiser/Theologian).1996 saw the band remain relatively inactive while Brian fulfilled EYEHATEGOD commitments, but ྜྷ kicked into gear almost immediately when SOILENT linked up with PANTERA and CLUTCH for a run of dates throughout Texas. Shortly thereafter, the group entered Festival Studios with engineer Keith Falgout (CRISIS, CROWBAR) and laid down the tracks which would eventually comprise 'A String of Lies.' The remainder of 1997 saw the group complete more Eastern U.S. dates with the likes of CRISIS, ANAL CUNT and CHOKE that ultimately led to another string of dates throughout the Southeastern U.S. with PANTERA in early 1998.February 1998 brought 'A String of Lies,' the first chapter in the SOILENT GREEN/Relapse Records story. 'A String of Lies' unloaded a thirteen-minute blitzkrieg of brutal metal-grind madness. Vicious, multi-faceted vocals, a rhythm section with drill-team precision, frantic guitar runs, wicked breakdowns and funeral dirge swamp-grooves comprised this teaser EP, but the best was yet to come.Upon the release of 'A String Of Lies,' the band hit the road on a venomous three-week tour of the Eastern U.S. with labelmates BRUTAL TRUTH, impressing upon audiences the raging fury and intensity that SOILENT GREEN brings to each and every live performance. Immediately following this jaunt, the band returned to Louisiana and dove right back into writing material for their next release. After completing the new tracks, �the GREEN� played a stunning set at the 1998 Milwaukee Metalfest delighting all in attendance. The new songs, coupled with the band�s ability to pull off the intricate riffs live, and vocalist Ben Falgoust�s absolutely commanding stage presence, served as a much-needed wake-up call. Soon after, SOILENT joined up with buddies CROWBAR and EYEHATEGOD as part of the "Nawleans Swamp Tour," a two- month swing which included a blistering appearance at the ྞ World Series Of Metal in Cleveland.Carefully blending guitar runs of seemingly every variety, 'Sewn Mouth Secrets' further developed the group�s patchwork metal-grind mixture, effortlessly blending the most extreme elements of metal, sludge and hardcore, resulting in a record that redefined the sound SOILENT GREEN had become known for. From the surprising opening of "It Was Just An Accident" to the fly-by suddenness of "Openless" and the mellow, luring intro of "Her Unsober Ways," 'Sewn Mouth Secrets' was an overwhelming display of creativeness and confidence delivered by a band that had only just begun to realize their potential. In response to 'Sewn Mouth Secrets,' Rolling Stone called SOILENT GREEN �One of the ten best hard and heavy bands� in existence, a claim that was magnified by the fact that the remainder of the list was comprised of BLACK SABBATH, PANTERA and others.A U.S. tour with NAPALM DEATH and ISIS in May/June 2000 let fans experience a taste of what the band�s new recording 'A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down' had in store. The incomparable SOILENT GREEN has expanded on their unique mixture of hardcore, sludge, and swampy metallic blues with 'A Deleted Symphony....' Burying the conventions of their peers, SOILENT GREEN took their sheer musical force and Falgoust�s commanding vocals to new heights. SOILENT�s oscillating, intricate guitar work collided with masterful tempo changes -- the schizophrenic rhythmic patterns are furious yet inventive in their splendor. 'A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down' is an absorbing effort, showcasing SOILENT GREEN's immense talent while solidifying their place amongst extreme music's elite. While touring on the Extreme Music For Extreme People tour (alongside MORBID ANGEL, EXHUMED and ZYKLON) near tragedy was avoided in late 2001 when SOILENT GREEN�s van rolled numerous times on an icy, snow-covered stretch of Eastern Washington highway. Patton and Williams suffered broken bones in the shoulder area while Buckley and the crew escaped with minor injuries. After several months of re-cooperating, another tragic van accident occurred in the outside Chicago area in April 2002, while on the GWAR tour, that left Jonny Model (touring bass player at the time) injured with a broken collar bone. Ben Falgoust bore the brunt of the injuries and was forced to endure not only numerous surgeries, but also rehabilitation to learn to walk again. Due to the accidents the band was forced to cancel their remaining dates on both tours. After an extended period of recovery, the band, remaining focused through all the adversity, hit the road for a short "Comeback" tour which saw SOILENT GREEN levelling stages in 26 cities through August 2003. This tour saw the addition of Tony White (guitar) and Scott Crochet (bass) to the fold. Since then, the revamped and revitalized SOILENT GREEN have been busy working on new material for their next Relapse release. New Orleans underground rock kings SOILENT GREEN deliver Confrontation, their long-awaited new full length album. Returning with a vengeance, SOILENT GREEN has channeled the unexpected hardships they have faced over the past four years -- including tragic deaths and near death auto accidents -- into the most intensely focused album of their career. Recorded at Mana Studios, in Tampa, Florida by Producer / Engineer Erik Rutan (PREMONITIONS OF WAR, HATE ETERNAL), Confrontation is the new album from an amazing band that has faced overwhelming challenges head on and emerged stronger than ever.