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4/24/2007

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2/7/2006

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4/22/2003
 
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Dying Fetus Announce South East Asian Tour
August 31, 2010
Dying Fetus will spend two-weeks headlining dates in the Southern and Eastern regions of Asia starting September 10th. This tour will include stops in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and immediately follows Dying Fetus' week tour alongside Napalm Death in Australia and Japan. This will be the first time Dying Fetus is visiting many of the countries, which are rare stops for any touring artist, let alone an American extreme death metal band. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

Dying Fetus drummer Trey Williams commented on the upcoming tour; "We are really excited to bring our music to our fans in Asia. I'm sure that some of our fans there never believed this would happen. It will be an amazing trip for us. We can't wait!" Dying Fetus will then join Cannibal Corpse for a three-week U.S. tour in November. The tour will kick-off on November 5th in Wilmington, NC and also include Vital Remains and brand new Dying Fetus label-mates Devourment. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

Dying Fetus
Tour Dates:

w/ Napalm Death:
9/01 - Perth, Australia - Amplifier Bar
9/02 - Adelaide, Australia - Fowler's Live
9/03 - Brisbane, Australia - The Hifi
9/04 - Sydney, Australia - The Factory
9/05 - Melbourne, Australia - The Hifi
9/08 - Shinsaibashi, Japan - Club Quattro
9/09 - Shibuya, Japan - Club Quattro
9/10 - Tokyo, Japan - Earthdom
9/11 - Tokyo, Japan - Earthdom
9/12 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro (w/ Napalm Death)
9/14 - Metro Manila, Philippines - Amoranto Theater
9/15 - Bangkok, Thailand - The Rock Pub
9/16 - Bali, Indonesia - Akaska Club
9/17 - Solo, Indonesia - Sriwedari Stadium
9/18 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Outdoor Bulugan
9/19 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Number One Cafe
9/22 - Beijing, China - MAO Livehouse
9/23 - Xi An, China - Aperture Club

w/ Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Devourment:
11/05 - Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox Laundrolounge
11/06 - Charleston, SC - The Oasis
11/07 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
11/08 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
11/09 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
11/10 - Lexington, KY - Buster's
11/11 - St. Louis, MO - Pop's
11/12 - Des Moines, IA - People's Court
11/13 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
11/14 - Madison, WI - The Annex
11/16 - Columbus, OH - Skully's
11/17 - Williamsville, NY - Infinity
11/18 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
11/19 - New York, NY - Santos Party House
11/20 - Philadelphia, PA -Trocadero
11/21 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
11/22 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
 
 
 
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Graves Of Valor Announce Tour Dates
May 21, 2010
Graves Of Valor will be performing alongside EyeHateGod, Goatwhore, Vital Remains and more throughout June. The South Carolina quintet will also be headlining dates in Columbia and Florence as well as appearing as part of this year's Central Illinois Metalfest. A complete listing of confirmed Graves Of Valor tour dates can be found below.

Graves Of Valor has posted their newest video, for "Bridles Of Incitatus", online now via the band's Myspace page. The "Bridles Of Incitatus" video was lensed in South Carolina with videographer Garrett Williams and is the first from 'Salarian Gate'. '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
Tour Dates:
5/28 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
5/29 - Florence, SC - The Cootie Hut
6/05 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11 (w/ EyeHateGod, Black Tusk, Nachtmystium)
6/06 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox (w/ AxCx)
6/10 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone (w/ Goatwhore, Withered)
6/12 - Norfolk, VA - Buddahs (w/ Goatwhore, Misery Index)
6/13 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern (w/ Goatwhore)
6/19 - Trenton, NJ - Champions (w/ Vital Remains)
6/20 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13 (w/ Vital Remains)
7/24 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy (as part of Central Illinois Metalfest)
 
 
 
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Order Of Ennead Check In From Icons Of Evil Euro Tour
April 29, 2009
Floridian extreme metallers Order Of Ennead are currently on the road as part of the Icons Of Evil European tour with Vital Remains, Sludge and Tribulation. Order Of Ennead frontman Kevin Quirion checks in from the road with the first part of his tour diary:

Day 1 - Travel day:
"Oh the joys of waiting at airports they are endless and not worth mentioning.

Day 2:
"Had the day to walk around Amsterdamn before the bus picked us up. Met up with Dave Kinkade (drummer supreme) and checked out some coffee shops and walked around the red light district. Good times. Caught up with the Vital guys roaming around the same section of town, who knew? Took a picture with Darth Vader, the Netherlands version. He's slightly thinner and has an accent, probably blonde hair too. Around 6pm we went back to the airport to meet up with Massive Music and the guys in Tribulation.

Day 3 - Julet, Belgium @ Maison De Tous:
"Got to the venue around noon. Its in the shadow of an average sized church. Nice venue, has a gym type of feel to it. Checked out Tribulation and Sludge also. Sludge showed up a couple hours before they were suppose to go on. Their singer works in a hospital and told us a story about a sex change he witnessed. Female to male. I told him I want a different story every night they are on the bill. Night ended at 3am when the club finally told everyone to leave.

Day 4 - Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera:
"Before the show we walked around the city. Its like a mini-Amsterdamn. Its pretty nice. Good show and another good show in the Netherlands. After the show Scott and I walked down the street and got a Doner. Its a Turkish thing thats pretty much everyone here. Sliced meat right in front of you. Good stuff.

Day 5 - Essen, Germany @ Turok:
"Ulik, the bass player from Sludge bought Scott and myself hamburger action today. Show went well and even met some people that saw us in January in Bochum. They started a chant for us "Book Again". That was cool. There was an after party following the show until 6am. Man was that a mistake. All I will say is some people were drunk, some were bloody and the entire tour almost got thrown out of the club. Having 4 bands with near endless beer on tour is probably not a good idea.

Day 6 - Amersfort, Netherlands @ De Kelder:
"Hung out with Dave Kinkade, drummer for Borknagar, today and his girlfriend Sophie. They took us to Burger King and after seeing Indian food on the menu again I was happy. Show went well eventhough it was an early show. We went on around 5 because it was a Sunday. Bus driver showed off his great driving skills tonight by backing up the bus and trailer. Feel safe with him driving every night.

Day 7 and 8 - Days off near Fort Boyard, France:
"No shows booked for two days so we hung around southern France for two days. The bus parked about 3 miles from the center of town. There was food close by, but it was expensive. Had pizza everyday that was actually very good. Bought the guys in Tribulation crepes. A must in my opinion for anyone visiting France. Everyone got drunk for two days and some enjoyed very fresh oysters.

Day 9 - Nantes, France @ Le Ferrailleur:
"Cool venue right on the water. Scott and I walked to a nearby church. We also saw a very large mechanical elephant that you could ride. Strange. Its been very hot the last couple of days and everyone's getting sunburnt. Show was especially good tonight. Great response for all of the bands and just a great time. Stage was very hot tonight though. I didn't even see an airconditioning duct in the place. It was killer. Good night though.

Day 10 - Durango, Spain:
"Got to town early and walked around by myself and then later with Eric from Vital and then again with the drummer and bass player of Sludge. Nice town. Spain is beautiful with its architecture and atmospher. Sound of stage was awesome tonight and we were told it sounded great from the crowd also. The crowd is another story though. Just week. They just stood there and golf clapped most of the night, even for Vital which is crazy. Just a very inactive crowd, but the promoter says the crowds have been like that lately. Off to Madrid manana."

Catch Order Of Ennead live at the following remaining shows:

w/ Vital Remains, Sludge, Tribulation:
29 Apr 2009 - Plattern, Switzerland - Z7 (w/ Samael)

w/ Vital Remains, Tribulation:
4/30 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto
5/01 - Hauzenberg, Germany - Burgerpark
5/02 - Vienna, Austria - Escape Metalcorner
5/03 - Nova Gorica, Slovakia - Mostovna
5/05 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert
5/06 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Irish & Music
5/07 - Bucarest, Romania - Studio Martin
5/08 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Blue Box
5/09 - Osijek, Croatia - United
5/10 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
 
 
 
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Vital Remains Gear Stolen In TX
March 27, 2009
Legendary Death Metallers, Vital Remains, have issued the following statement via their Official Myspace page:

Very Important for People in the Austin, TX Area or around TX

"On Tuesday night thieves broke into our trailer at our hotel in Austin, Texas @ MOTEL 6 and stole some of our gear (Gator's bass and Tony's guitar) and 300 + shirts (See photos below).

A make up date is in the works for the canceled performance at the Riot Room in Kansas City and will be announced shortly...

Please send any info you may have to james@cs3enetrtainment.com or vitalremains2000@aol.com.

A REWARD will be offered for any information leading to an arrest of the individual or individuals involved with NO QUESTIONS ASKED!

FANS AND LOCAL BANDS PLEASE HELP. KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN AND PLEASE PASS THE WORD AROUND! THANK YOU!"

Tony's Guitar Info:
"Agile Reaper Custom Black Chancery V"
w/ Inverted Crosses on the Neck - 6 String

Gators Bass Info:
Black ESP LTD 5 String

Stolen Merch:
Rare "20th Anniversary" T-shirts! 300+ STOLEN!
 
 
 
 
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Oceano To Shoot Video For "District Of Misery"
March 2, 2009
Oceano, officially a number 1 band on MySpace, recently celebrated their achievement in Los Angeles, California where they shot a video for the song "District of Misery."

Directed by Patrick Guera (Difficult Henry, Hard Echo) and produced by Brian Thompson at The Vault LA (Municipal Waste, Killsitch Engage, As I Lay Dying), the video was shot in a converted LA warehouse and promises to be as heavy and formidable as the band themselves.

The video will see Oceano playing the song alongside a twisted photographic interpretation of each lyrical line as it is growled. The director's vision for the photographic concept is a compelling choice for a band who's image already relies on dark intensity. "Me (Patrick Guera) and my director of photography shot some more surrealistic stuff to accentuate the brutality." "As for exactly what imagery will be used," says Guera as the director slyly hints at some of the specific imagery, "I use a lot of gnarled branches, some human props, I don't want to give too much away. The visuals will speak for themselves."

"The video is mostly based around Oceano's performance," says Guera, "they are really brutal so we are going to accentuate that in the way we shoot them, covering them from all angles, matching our movement to the change ups in the song."

The video is shaping up to be a vital step in the ascendancy of Oceano. You can be sure to get behind the scenes access to the making of it and more info on their official MySpace page.

"District of Misery," the blasting lead single from Oceano's April 7th debut, 'Depths', can be heard on Sirius XM satellite radio (where it is currently charting at number 15 on the Liquid Metal playlist).

Oceano is the number 1 "unsigned" death metal band on all of MySpace.
They have also hit number 5 on the hardcore charts and number 12 on the metal charts.

View pictures of the MySpace charts here:
Myspace Death Metal Chart
Myspace Hardcore Chart
Myspace Metal Chart

Oceano has added more dates to their relentless, non-stop touring schedule. In addition to their dates with the legendary Vital Remains, they will be playing alongside such bands as Endwell and The Miles Between to celebrate the April 7th release of their debut cd, 'Depths'. They will also be playing a special one-off date on the Atticus Metal Tour with Emmure, Winds Of Plague, All Shall Perish and many more.

Oceano tour dates:
3/05 - Doug's Rockhouse - Aurora, Illinois (w/ Vital Remains)
3/06 - TBA - TBA, Indiana (w/ Vital Remains)
3/07 - Center Stage - Toledo, Ohio (w/ Vital Remains)
3/08 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, New York (w/ Vital Remains)
3/09 - The Penny Arcade - Rochester, New York

w/ Endwell, The Miles Between:
4/03 - Jacksonville USO - Jacksonville, North Carolina
4/04 - Plan B - Danville, Virginia
4/06 - The Refuge - Fredericksburg, Virginia
4/07 - Mt. Airy Fire Club - Mt. Airy, Maryland
4/08 - Club Octane - Charleroi, Pennsylvania
4/10 - Static Age - Romeo, Michigan

Atticus Metal Tour w/ Emmure, Winds Of Plague, All Shall Perish, More:
4/11 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, Illinois

Due to be released on April 7th, the limited edition version of 'Depths' features 13 tracks plus 2 exclusive bonus tracks and a DVD that includes a look into what makes Oceano "the most pissed off, heaviest band on earth" both in and out of the studio. 'Depths', is now available for pre-order at the Earache U.S. Webstore.

If you pre-order it from the Earache U.S. Webstore, you can also get your hands on several special deals that include the deluxe version of 'Depths', along with either the popular Oceano "WTF" t-shirt, the brand new 'Depths' t-shirt or the "666" hoodie. Each package is priced just for this special pre-order offer and includes free shipping.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1989
HOME TOWN: Providence, RI
MEMBERS:
Tony Lazaro - Guitars
Dave Suzuki - Bass
Drums
Lead Guitars
Glen Benton - Vocals

The definition of extreme can be interpreted in many ways, VITAL REMAINS, however, takes its meaning to a whole new level, be it through using their instruments as weapons for mass annihilation or through unrelenting, blasphemous lyrics that display their hatred of religion and all that it stands for. Add death metal Legend Glen Benton (DEICIDE) to the mix, and you have all the elements of a Nuclear Warhead
waiting to explode on the unsuspecting masses.

Very few extreme metal bands are able to reinvent their musical styles, yet VITAL REMAINS are one of the few to stand the test of time.The group formed in 1989 in Providence, RI, and after recording two demos, they signed to Peaceville's subsidiary
Deaf Records. They soon recorded the legendary cult albums Let Us Pray and Into Cold Darkness, but due to poor distribution and promotion from the label, the band asked to be let go from the contract. Two years later they signed a two album deal with French label Osmose Records and unleashed Forever Underground and Dawn of The Apocalypse.

The dark lords revamped their line-up in 2001 with original member Tony Lazaro on guitars, Dave Suzuki on bass, drums and lead guitars and Glen Benton on vocals. They also signed a new deal with Olympic Recordings to unleash Dechristianize, an album that all other bands in the genre will soon strive to conquer. This 9-track epic, recorded at Morrissound Studios (Morbid Angel, Six Feet Under) combines melody with an evil atmosphere and a traditional metal feel, with no shortage of satanic verses. Lazaro put it best when he described the new album: "It's got the brutality, but also it's very dynamic and textured."

The world of extreme metal will soon be rejuvenated as VITAL REMAINS return to Dechristianize the weak and lay waist to the non-believers!