Weekend Nachos Announce Breakup, New Album, Book Final Tours

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In a post to their Facebook page, Chicago noise merchants Weekend Nachos have announced their breakup. They posted a farewell statement, revealed a final album entitled Apology due on Relapse, and announced a year of touring for the rest of 2016.

To anybody who gives a shit,

We would like to announce with both sadness and excitement that 2016 will be the final year as a band for Weekend Nachos. It’s been almost 12 years and we have decided to hang it up. This is not for any reason other than the fact that all good things must eventually come to an end, and we are rapidly approaching the end of our time. It’s been an insane and crazy ride for us to see where we were able to take this band. Everything was done completely on our terms and with the same DIY spirit that we had when Andy and I first jerked each other off in our Dekalb apartment in 2004. We will continue to apply that sacred mindset towards our future projects and endeavors…I hope all of you will do the same.

We would like to thank anybody and everybody who ever shared this experience with us. Your support will never be matched and it has been a lot of fun. We will be playing a series of shows over the course of 2016 and as always, if you have a chance to see us, don’t sleep! We never know when we’ll be back. If it ever makes sense to play another show after our demise in the years to come, maybe we will, but don’t count on it.

Our 5th and final album, “Apology“, will become available sometime this year via Relapse Records, Cosmic Note and Deep Six Records. Thanks again, everybody.

Snyder, Jimbo, Gozer, and Byron 1/1/2016

PS-Here is what we have planned for 2016. There may be a few more shows added, but not many. If we are playing near you please come and say goodbye.

Midwest
Feb 05 New Albany, IN midwest blood fest
Feb 19: Darien, IL @ q bar w/foundation
Feb 20: Detroit, MI @ sanctuary w/foundation
Feb 21: Indianapolis, IN @ savage yard w/foundation
Japan (w/ PRIMITIVE MAN, Endzweck, FIGHT IT OUT)
Apr 06: Yokohama
Apr 07: Tokyo
Apr 08: Osaka
Apr 09: Nagoya
Apr 10: Tokyo
SE Asia (w/ PRIMITIVE MAN, Tools OfThe Trade, Wormrot)
Apr 14: Manila, Philippines
Apr 15: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Apr 16: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Apr 17: Singapore, Singapore
East Coast (w/ The Afternoon Gentlemen)
May 20: New York, NY
May 21: Boston, MA
May 22: Philadelphia, PA
May 23: Pittsburgh, PA
UK
Jun 02 – Jun 5: Bristol, England @ temples fest
Europe/UK (w/ Wormrot and The Afternoon Gentlemen)
Oct 06: Hamburg, DE @ hafenklang
Oct 07: Copenhagen, DK @ pumpehuset
Oct 08: Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
Oct 09: Prague, CZ @ modra vopice
Oct 10: Budapest, HU @ durer kert
Oct 11: Ljubljana, SL @ orto bar
Oct 12: Munich, DE @ feierwork
Oct 13: Kassel, DE @ goldgrube
Oct 14: Eindhoven, NL @ bloodshed fest
Oct 15: London, UK @Nambucca

To anybody who gives a shit, We would like to announce with both sadness and excitement that 2016 will be the…

Posted by Weekend Nachos on Friday, January 1, 2016

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Vision of Disorder – Still EP (Re-issue)

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Before metalcore became a pissing contest with success measured by how accurately bands had copied At the Gates’ magnum opus Slaughter of the Soul (Earache), the genre had genuine teeth and grit. One such pioneer was Long Island quintet Vision of Disorder, who successfully merged heavy metal and hardcore to produce a sound full of aggression, rhythm and anger which was tailor made for the live environment. After being killed off by nu-metal the band returned in 2012 with the magnificent The Cursed Remain Cursed (Candlelight) and have now decided to re-issue their debut EP Still(Dignified Bastard Inc) to celebrate twenty years in the game.

Long-time fans of the band will know exactly what to expect, for there is little difference here than on the group’s self-titled debut album. The surging, grooving riffs of the likes of ‘Through My Eyes’, ‘Beneath the Green’ and ‘Choke’ still sound as venomous today as they did all those years ago, with Tim Williams’ furious screams displaying a genuine sense of anger. Unfortunately his more melodic tones weren’t quite there yet and are thankfully only used prominently on a couple of occasions. This is only a minor quibble however, as the music more than makes up for any shortcomings, with the two-minute whippersnapper ‘Watch Out’ demonstrating just how lethal and vibrant the band were, and how much promise this blend of styles had.

A crystal-clear re-mastering job from Michael Rosen ensures that every instrument is front-and-centre, with the parping bass guitar given a prominent role and drums cracking like heads hitting a New York sidewalk. Hopefully Vision of Disorder can take stock of just how awesome this recording is, and crack on with producing a follow-up to The Cursed Remain Cursed before they become just another nostalgia act. They’re too good for that.

7.5/10

Vision of Disorder on Facebook

JAMES CONWAY

Etched In Stone- New Single ‘Only Silent, Still’

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Four years after releasing their brutal debut album, Etched In Stone returns with their long awaited new album The Failure of Modern Man this June. Ghost Cult Magazine, in conjunction with Rebel Pyro Management is proud to bring you the premiere of their new single ‘Only Silent, Still’. The band has had many ups and downs since their last album, and up to now have only released one single last summer, ‘At the Altar of Lethe’. Ready to roar back from the progressive death metal underground and grow beyond their early promise, ‘Only Silent, Still’ is a killer.

 

 

Etched In Stone vocalist/producer Brian Lewis commented:

When Jesse sent our final mixes back to us, it was completely surreal. ‘Only Silent, Still’ is a great example of the overall sound of this record and representation of the evolution of our sound. Alongside this premiere, we’re stoked to officially launch the physical and digital album pre-orders as well, so this week is shaping up to be something excellent! We’re currently hard at work getting our live set organized and these past few months have been the most busy musically, that we’ve had in years!”

 

Check out the track on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/rebelpyromanagement/etched-in-stone-only-silent-still/s-kGhNV


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You can pre-order the album fromEtched In Stone’s Bandcamp page:

 

 

The Failure of Modern Man, is set for release on June 24, 2014, and is the long awaited follow up to Etched In Stone’s debut full length, Emulate The Defiler, which the band self-released in March 2010. Emulate The Defiler can be streamed in it’s entirety at this location. http://etchedinstonemusic.bandcamp.com/

 

For more info, please visit:

http://etchedinstonemusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/EtchedInStoneMusic

http://etchedinstonemusic.bandcamp.com/

http://etchedinstone.bigcartel.com/