Revocation Streams New Song “Blood Atonement”, North American Tour Begins

Revocation is gearing up to drop one of the strongest albums of their career this week with The Outer Ones, releasing on September 28th via Metal Blade Records. The band just shared a new single, ‘Blood Atonement’ which you can hear below! To celebrate this momentous week for the band, they are kicking off their North American headline tour with direct support from Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, and Yautja. European dates will follow after with Archspire, Soreption, and Rivers Of Nihil once again. Continue reading

Suffocation Announces Frank Mullen’s Farewell Tour

 

Death metal legends Suffocation have announced a final headline tour with their outgoing vocalist, Frank Mullen. Mullen announced his departure from the band earlier this spring to pursue other opportunities, such as acting and a solo career. Direct support on the tour will come from Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun, and. Soreption. Continue reading

When The Circus Is In Town: Jason Keyser of Origin

 

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Emerging from a sea of black t-shirts, Jason Keyser of Origin finds me standing mid-way through the venue’s pre open-door line.

Oh, good it’s not a video recording,” Keyser says as we make our way around the corner to a quiet side of the street.

As we set down our gear on the sidewalk, Keyser greets wallet-chain wearing kids who recognize him.

No, but this way, you can pose in the photos and fluff-out your hair,” I remark between his handshakes with fans.

I’d rather you Photoshop me a lot,” he says as the crowd thins. “Give me a glow.”

Lindsay O'Connor of Ghost Cult with Jayson Keyser of Origin. Photo credit by William Williams

Lindsay O’Connor of Ghost Cult with Jason Keyser of Origin. Photo credit by William Williams

Although Keyser and crew are about halfway through their co-headlining slot on the Devastation Across the Nation US tour, he looks rested and already illuminated, so I skirt the suggestion.

Tony Lazaro said it best: ‘I feel like an old carnie in an old circus,’” Keyser quips, referring to a remark the Vital Remains guitarist made while Origin toured with the band in 2011. Lazaro parlayed the jest while standing at his band’s merch table as he watched young kids run amuck. “There’s a new generation of fans, and we’re still holding on,” Keyser says. “But [Origin guitarist and vocalist] Paul Ryan is the only original member, and he’s still just as young at heart as you can imagine; it’s adorable—he’s a lifer!”

Although there are newer generations of Metal fans taking to the scene, Origin remains one of the well-respected staples, lauded for their blast-beat blitzkriegs and searing technicality. And while Origin isn’t touring in support of anything necessarily “new,” the band’s last album, Omnipresent (Nuclear Blast), remains innovative and relevant.

We’re lucky we’re not big enough that we have to cater to a certain look or style,” Keyser says. “People still seem to dig it, dig what we do. It keeps it fresh. Our last album, [Omnipresent] was a little different from the last one before it, but how ever we’re feeling is how we express ourselves.”

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Origin, by Susanne A. Maathuis

 

Would you ever take fans for a loop and put out a Funeral Doom album?

Yeah, maybe—why not? Omnipresent featured a straight-up circle-pit, Thrash-Metal song, as well as a Black Metal song, so maybe we’ll put out an Origin Sludge album—slow it all down by 100 percent.”

Do you give a shit about what your fans think?

If we could have sold out, we would have sold out a long time ago—I guess we are one of those bands that doesn’t “care” about what fans think, because if we did we’d be “selling out.”

I don’t think about it specifically like that, but…hmm, now that you broke it down, I’m going to have to think about it. “

Do you have plans for a follow-up to Omnipresent?

After we’re done with the tour, we’ll have a lot of time off, and we’ll start pounding out a new [album] in early spring [next year].”

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Now a-days, you have to keep pumping out albums to stay relevant—

There are some bands, however, that take a long time to put out an album, like Meshuggah.

Meshuggah makes way more money than we do—we don’t have that luxury!

It is good to stay relevant; there’s a weird time period before the next album becomes a comeback—like, you have to put out new music before two years or after six, otherwise you’re lost in the abyss.

As far as a new album, though, I’m the last person whose input gets put in that consideration—my role comes last in that.”

Other than this tour, what do you have in the hopper you’re looking forward to?

The tour is halfway done—I’m excited about it being all the way done, actually!

Ideally, we’ll be playing South America, and we’ll be playing a festival in South Africa too—I’m basically using the band as an excuse to travel around the world—good work if you can get it!”

Keyser and I make invisible oranges, before he disappears back into the club. Doors open, and my buddy and I make our way inside. We see Keyser sitting at the Origin merch table, fashioning a quiet grin, arms folded as he observes a carnival of young fans collecting in throngs before him.

 

Origin continues to co-headline the Devastation Across the Nation tour with Krisiun, and with supporting acts Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption, and Ingested. The band is planning to head to the studio next year, so be on the look out for more information on their forthcoming activities online here:

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Cannibal Corpse Books Tour With Cattle Decapitation And Soreption

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Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse have booked a fall tour of the USA. The tour will run for approximately one month. The tour will comprise of 26 dates in 30 days and opening the tour will be Cattle Decapitation and Soreption and includes a stop at Slipknot’s Knotfest.

Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster commented:

“We’re very excited to be hitting the road this Fall with Cattle Decapitation and Soreption, two killer bands that we know our fans will love. Get ready for a night of complete brutality!”


Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan also commented:

“We’ve wanted to tour with Cannibal Corpse ever since we started touring and we’re glad that’s finally going to be a reality! Looking forward to making memories with these guys and Soreption!”

 

Cannibal Corpse tour dates with Cattle Decapitation, Soreption:

Oct 08: Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL

Oct 09: Motorco – Durham, NC

Oct 10: Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC

Oct 12: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

Oct 13: Reverb – Reading, PA

Oct 14: The Emporium – The Emporium – Long Island, NY

Oct 15: The Met – Pawtucket, RI

Oct 16: The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY

Oct 17: The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY

Oct 19: V Club Live – Huntington, WV

Oct 20: The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

Oct 21: New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN

Oct 23: Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX

Oct 24: Club XS – Tucson, AZ

Oct 25: Knot Fest – San Bernardino, CA

Oct 27: Top Deck – Farmington, NM

Oct 28: The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

Oct 29: The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE

Oct 30: Durty Nellies – Palatine, IL

Oct 31: Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN

Nov 01: The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI

Nov 03: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

Nov 04: Expo Five – Louisville, KY

Nov 05: Zydeco – Birmingham, AL

Nov 06: Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

Nov 07: Venue 578 – Orlando, FL


Cannibal Corpse continues to support their 2014 album A Skeletal Domain (Metal Blade).

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Crowdfunding: Cryptopsy – The Book of Suffering: Tome 1

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Tech-death metallers Cryptopsy are streaming a 45-second teaser video for their forthcoming EP, The Book of Suffering: Tome 1, the first part in a planned series of EPs collectively titled The Book of Suffering. Stream it below.

Crowdfunding campaign information to help fund the recording and release of the EP is below. The band is currently on their “Back to the US 2015” tour with Disgorge, Erimha, Soreption and The Convalescence.

May 24: Korova – San Antonio, TX
May 25: Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
May 26: Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
May 27: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
May 28: Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
May 29: Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
May 30: Metal Bar – Cudahy, WI
May 31: Agora – Cleveland, OH

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Video: Soreption – A Speech To Survival Play Through

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Swedish technical death metallers Soreption is streaming their play through video for “A Speech To Survival,” off of their Engineering The Void album, out now via Unique Leader Records. Stream it below.

The band will be touring with Cryptopsy, Disgorge, Erimha and The Convalescence on an upcoming tour.

SOREPTION w/ Cryptopsy, Disgorge, Erimha, The Convalescence:
May 14: Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA
May 15: Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
May 16: Nihil Gallery- Brooklyn, NY
May 17: Revolution – Amityville, NY
May 18: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 19: Shakas Live – Virginia Beach, VA
May 20: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 21: West End Trading Co. – Sanford, FL
May 22: Churchill’s – Miami, FL
May 23: The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
May 24: Korova – San Antonio, TX
May 25: Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
May 26: Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
May 27: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
May 28: Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
May 29: Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
May 30: Metal Bar – Cudahy, WI
May 31: Agora – Cleveland, OH

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Krisiun and Origin Co-Headline North American Tour

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Krisiun and Origin have announced the Devastation on the Nation tour with Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption and Ingested as support. Krisiun had previously announced that they were working on their next record with producer Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Malevolent Creation, Madball, Agnostic Front) at Mana Studios in Tampa, FL. Origin is supporting their latest release Omnipresent, which was recorded and mixed with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, KS, mastered at Menegroth – The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston, and features artwork once again by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Kataklysm, Exodus). The album marks the recording debut of Jason Keyser (Skinless), who has being touring with them as their vocalist since the release of Entity.

“Devastation on the Nation” tour dates feat. Krisiun & Origin with Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption, Ingested
Sep 04: Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Sep 05: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Sep 06: Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
Sep 07: Dickens – Calgary, AB
Sep 08: Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
Sep 09: Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
Sep 10: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Sep 11: The Pin! – Spokane, WA
Sep 12: Duffy’s Hangar – Salem, OR
Sep 13: Rockbar Theater – San Jose, CA
Sep 14: The Grizzly Den – Upland, CA
Sep 15: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Sep 16: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
Sep 17: LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
Sep 18: Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 19: Roxy Theater – Denver, CO
Sep 20: Blu Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM
Sep 22: Gas Monkey B&G – Dallas, TX
Sep 23: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
Sep 24: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Sep 27: Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
Sep 28: Diamonds Pub – Louisville, KY
Sep 29: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Sep 30: Reverb – Reading, PA
Oct 01: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 02: Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Oct 03: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Oct 04: The Foundry – Lakewood, OH

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