On July 15th and 16th of July 2016 Bay Area Death Fest(BADF) will hold its third installment in Oakland California at the Oakland Metro. Bay Area Death Fest is put on by Midnight Management and is sponsored by We Need Merch, Sick Drummer Magazine, Pin Up Productions, Sketch The Soul, MJR Designs, Capital Chaos TV and Nikko Deluna. Tickets are on sale through the Oakland Metro website and are $50 for a two day pass. A one day pass is $25 pre-sale and $28 day of.
Day one is headlined by San Diego’s own Disgorge, their co-headliners are Chicago’s own Oceano and San Fransiscos own Early Graves. International bands on day one are Epicardiectomy(Czech Republic & Russia) and Kastrated(England). Other notable bands day one are Abiotic, Underling and Embodied Torment.
Day two death metal legends from New York Suffocation look to bring their brand of death metal to Oakland. Supporting them in co-headliner spots are Australia’s own Disentomb and brutal death metal innovators from Las Vegas Cerebral Incubation. The international bands on day two are Omnipotent Hysteria(England) and Kyojin Daigyakusatsu(Japan). Other notable bands on day two are Dysentery, Dehumanized, SICK, and Parasitic Ejaculation.
Bay Area Death Fest was started in 2014 by Andrew Manganiello and Andrew Smith. Shortly after Travis Laberge and Thomas Johnson joined the BADF team. In 2014 BADF was held at Red House Studios in Walnut Creek California and in 2015 it was held at The Oakland Metro in California.Some bands who have played BADF are Cattle Decapitation, Origin, Psycroptic, Party Cannon, No Zodiac, Alterbeast, The Kennedy Veil, Inanimate Existence, Gortuary and Condemned.
CALIFORNIA – The U.S. death metal maestro, Autopsy, is set to return with a double-bill of unbridled horror this year on Peaceville Records.
Commencing with After the Cutting on November 13, this is a special limited release containing an expansive book penned by Dennis Dread recounting the career of the gore legend, featuring unseen photos and exclusive artwork, accompanied by four discs brimmed full of classics, new tracks and previously unheard rarities from deep within the band’s own archive.
This will be followed by the aptly-titled, Skull Grinder, containing seven new tracks (also featured on After the Cutting) and releasing on vinyl to coincide with this year’s ‘Black Friday’ on November 27 (CD to follow in 2016).
Autopsy commented: “We at Autopsy HQ are pleased to have the opportunity to once again torture your minds and ear holes through the medium of recorded brutality. The band went back to Fantasy Studios in Berkeley in late July to record a brand new release called ‘Skull Grinder.’ Musically, it’s just what you’d expect from us; no style changes, wimp outs, sell outs, settling down or caving in. Add to that acknowledgement of the obvious, some of Wes Benscoter’s sickest art yet to (dis)grace the cover, and you have a new sledgehammer to the bowels with no apologies offered whatsoever.
“In case that isn’t enough to bring the taste of bile into the back of your throat, let it be known that there is also a four-disc set on the way titled ‘After the Cutting,’ packed with hours of horrifying music, cover art from none other than Kev Walker as well as an extensive book written by Dennis Dread, riddled with interviews, photos and other assorted uncleanliness. The release date for both of these monstrosities is slated for this coming November. More details are forthcoming…”
The After the Cutting four-disc set with book can be pre-ordered here.
The Skull Grinder LP can be pre-ordered here.
Stay tuned for more information on Autopsy, After the Cutting and Skull Grinder, out this November on Peaceville.
10/10 – Oakland, CA @ California Death Fest (Oakland Metro)
10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/24 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
11/15 – San Antonio, TX @ Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival (Aztec Theatre)
Chris Reifert – drums/vocals
Danny Coralles – guitar
Eric Cutler – guitar
Joe Trevisano – bass
In the video below Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Sacramento’s Embodied Torment @ BADF 2 @ Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, California
Embodied Torment was founded in 2011, as Matt Chaco (vox) and Cindy Chaco (drums) joined forces with Casey Ryle (guitars), Joaquin Chavez (guitars), and David Ko (bass). After an initial phase of playing a fairly traditional form of death metal, represented by their early demo, the quintet gradually focused on the most brutal and extreme elements of their sound. Ryle departed in mid-2012, which saw the band continue on as a four-piece and record their ‘Kyphonism’ promo, which represented their new sonic direction.
After their first tour in November of 2013, their performances gained them the attention of rising death metal label New Standard Elite, with whom they signed on in June 2014. After an intensive period of writing, the band emerged in May 2015 with their debut full-length release, “Liturgy of Ritual Execution.” Built on a traditionalist framework of extreme, blasting death metal, the album weaves hymns of brutality with a dark atmosphere that is uncommon in the genre. Tracks such as Oubliette, Epoch of Suffering and Thrones of the Slain display a vision of dismal and brutal music reaching beyond the confines of Brutal Death Metal without compromising the extremity that characterizes the core of their sound.
Embodied Torment has also performed with such luminaries of the extreme death metal world as Crypt Infection, Euphoric Defilement, Exhumer, Amputated Genitals, Pessimist, Abhorration, SICK, Shawn Whitaker, Dying Fetus, Cattle Decapitation, Cerebral Bore, Krisiun, Omnihility, Carnal Decay, Arsis, Devour The Unborn, Corpsefucking Art, and Coprophiliac.
Aethere perform their smash hits @ Bay Area Death Fest 2 – Oakland, California
Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Cattle Decapitation guitarist Josh Elmore @ BADF 2 @ Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, California
Cattle Decapitation perform their smash hits @ Bay Area Death Fest 2 – Oakland, California
Cattle Decapitation is an American deathgrind band from San Diego, California, formed in 1996. The band’s current line-up includes vocalist Travis Ryan, guitarist Josh Elmore, drummer Dave McGraw, and bassist Derek Engemann. Cattle Decapitation have released seven albums, their most recent being Monolith of Inhumanity in 2012.
The Anthropocene Extinction is the forthcoming seventh studio album by American deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation and is scheduled for release on August 7, 2015 on Metal Blade Records
The last record, Monolith of Inhumanity, dealt with future of Earth, if mankind keep its current style of life. The Anthropocene Extinction now deals with the results of mankind’s influence on the environment, such as the Great Pacific garbage patch.