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6/24/2008
 
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Turmoil Signs With Eulogy
February 17, 2007
Eulogy Recordings has announced the signing of hardcore pioneers Turmoil.

The groundbreaking noise-core five-piece from Philadelphia have now fittingly signed with Eulogy Recordings, a label whose reputation is etched in stone as a cornerstone of the crossover metalcore movement. The band have also partnered up with Freeze Artist Management and Keith Isola to ensure not one fan of cutting-edge crossover be left undisturbed by Turmoil's enraged presence on the scene. The long-awaited, as-yet-unnamed, follow-up to their monumental third album, 'The Process Of', is completely written and will be released this summer to coincide with an extensive touring campaign.

In the past couple of years Turmoil have shared the stage with a wide array of respected artists from the vast reaches of underground music, including Converge, Obituary, Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Darkest Hour, Death By Stereo, Coalesce and Madball. Most recently, the band completed a west coast tour with The Warriors and Set Your Goals, as well as two successful tours across Europe, first with Nine, and later with Most Precious Blood.

Blending early death and thrash metal influences along with some crust punk into the mix like no other since, Turmoil's three full-lengths on Century Media, 'From Bleeding Hands' (1995), 'Anchor' (1998 ), and 'The Process Of' (1999) led the band on multiple world tours where they built fan bases that remain loyal as ever. In late 2005, the band released a comprehensive double-disc discography, 'Staring Back', as a testament to the ground they had broken throughout that decade.

Historically, true artists have always been ahead of the curve, for which Turmoil are a modern example. Born from the diverse and political hardcore scene of the Nineties, their experimentation and technicality quickly set them apart from the metallic hardcore style pioneered by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, and D.R.I. as they incorporated evil, dissonant guitar tones and challenging song structures for an entirely different creature. One of the band's most consistent influences, Voivod, provided much of the inspiration to take an avant-gardist approach to songwriting rather than follow the pack. This strategy continues to serve them well, as their urgent Black Sabbath-meets-Black Flag riffs are draped over unique time signatures for a sound that can never be considered outmoded. The unsuspecting masses have no idea what is about to hit them.

Upcoming Turmoil shows:

Mar. 02 - Austin, TX @ Red Seven (w/ The Jonbenet)
Mar. 03 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Ridglea Theatre (w/ The Jonbenet)
Mar. 04 - Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington (w/ The Jonbenet)
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1992
HOME TOWN: Philadelphia
MEMBERS:
Jon Gula - vocals
Jon Hodges - guitar/vocals
Jeff Hydro - guitar
John Gardner - bass
Jon Pushnik - drums

Crossing the boundary that divides metal and hardcore isn't anything new in the late 90's, some of the most aggressive and angst-filled music to ever surface has taken shape at the expense of melding the two genres. From mid-80's forerunners like Agnostic Front and the Cro-Mags to late-90's standouts Snapcase and Hatebreed, metal-core has spawned some of the most hard working and impacting bands, regardless of background or influence. Since their inception seven years ago, Turmoil have also lent a heavy and helping hand to the worlds of hardcore and metal. Known for the their abrasively unrelenting music and performance, the band have long since taken their early licks and paid their dues and are now building on a raging fan base that will see them enter a bigger spotlight in 1999. Their new full-length and third Century Media release, 'The Process Of...', finds Turmoil at their creative peak and their music at its most viable and memorable. Whether up against grinding death metal, mundane black metal or any favor of punk or hardcore, 'The Process Of...' will retain a caliber of ferocity possibly unmatched this year, and Turmoil as a band will stand up to the likes of anyone.

The band started off simply as five teenagers who began jamming together in 1992 as a way to relieve some tension and kill the boredom of their Pennsylvania adolescence. However, it took only a few basement rehearsals to realize that this particular union was unique and special, and before they knew it, Turmoil was a real band. Within several months they recorded a six-song demo, and that tape along with their highly praised performances spread the band's name throughout the entire northeast. Turmoil's presence in the worldwide metal/hardcore scene was felt immediately upon the release of first European EP, 'Who Says Time Heals All Wounds', and their debut US full-length, 'From Bleeding Hands'. Delivering seething and unbridled metallic hardcore with a flare for mature songwriting and a message that would make any average soul think twice about his or her lifestyle and surroundings, the band continued to gain fans through word-of-mouth and their grueling tours with such acts as Snapcase, Earth Crisis and Madball. Hooking up with producer Steve Evetts (Snapcase, Deadguy) in 1997, Turmoil forged out four new songs, which after tacking on a load of the band's previous demo and 7 recordings became the 'Anchor' full-length. Again hungry to portray their new wares to their fans, the band embarked on a few more tours, this time with the likes of Agnostic Front, Brutal Truth and Today Is The Day. Turmoil's brand of metal-core began crossing over into new territories and ears, as fans of crusty noise and death metal began to take interest in the group.

Returning with a batch of songs that are crushing and original enough to further the boundaries of all heavy music, Turmoil are back with another dose of furious fun and awareness. 'The Process Of...' (again produced by Evetts at Trax East Studios) is an album that pushes the envelope of all that is extreme while also heavily blurring the lines currently drawn between metal and hardcore. From the slow, metallic sludge of "Impeding Doom Theory" to the blistering speed of "Dear Jon", the band delivers what will surely be one of the premiere records of 1999. With a hectic touring schedule ahead in support of The Process Of, the band will be visible in hardcore and metal markets around the world. Turmoil's musical exclusiveness that's captured on this record is matched only by their own live performance, and that reputation continues to forge a following for this Philadelphia five-piece.