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Absu U.S. Tour 2016 With Westcoast Stops In Oakland, Sacramento And Beyond

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ABSU have returned to the U.S. on the Merelogical Nihilism Connexus Tour: 2016. The 42-city tour will see the band perform a brand new set with music spanning their 25-year recording career. It is the first full, American tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since 2013 in preparation for the release of their new album Abzu.

TOUR DATES:
3/23: Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
3/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
3/25: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
3/26: Houston, TX @ Walter’s
3/27: San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
3/28: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozerz
3/29: Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
3/30: Arlington, TX @ Diamond Jim’s Saloon
3/31: El Paso, TX @ The Sandbox
4/1: Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rogue
4/2: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
4/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
4/5: Bakersfield, CA @ Babylon
4/6: Oakland, CA @ Metro Operahouse
4/7: Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
4/8: Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
4/9: Victoria, BC @ Upstairs Cabaret
4/10: Vancouver, BC @ Astoria Pub
4/11: Seattle, WA @ The Highline
4/12: Missoula, MT @ The V
4/13: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
4/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
4/15: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
4/16: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
4/17: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/18: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
4/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
4/20: Milwaukee, WI @ Frank’s Power Plant
4/21: Columbus, OH @ The Summit
4/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
4/23: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
4/26: Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
4/27: Somerville, MA @ Once Lounge
4/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
4/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fun Necktie
4/30: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
5/25: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
7/15: Chicago, IL @ Reggies

DRI Northwest Tourdates Include Stops In Petaluma, Orangevale And Oakland

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04.14.16   PETALUMA, CA – PHOENIX THEATER  tickets are now available online at http://ticketf.ly/1Yz9BhU
04.15.16   SANTA CRUZ, CA – ATRIUM / CATALYST

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04.16.16   OAKLAND, CA – METRO  tickets are now available online at Hold My Tickets
04.17.16   SACRAMENTO, CA – BOARDWALK tickets are now available online at Eventbrite

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04.19.16   RENO, NV – SHEAS TAVERN
04.20.16   ASHLAND, OR – CLUB 66
04.21.16   EUGENE, OR – BORREAL
04.22.16   PORTLAND, OR – HAWTHORNE
04.23.16   SEATTLE, WA – EL CORAZON
04.24.16   SPOKANE, WA – THE PIN
04.25.16   WALLA WALLA, WA – TBA
04.26.16   BOISE, ID – SHREDDER
04.27.16   SALT LAKE CITY, UT – CLUB X

New Embodied Torment Video Interview @ Bay Area Death Fest in Oakland, California

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.

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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.

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Goatwhore Level Oakland, California While The Warriors Level Cleveland Live Video

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Goatwhore perform @ Oakland Metro — Oakland, California

Goatwhore was formed by singer/guitarist Sammy Duet following the breakup of his previous band, Acid Bath. Soilent Green singer L. Ben Falgoust II, guitarist Ben Stout, bassist Patrick Bruders, and drummer Zak Nolan completed the lineup, which debuted with the demo Serenades to the Tides of Blood; Goatwhore’s official debut LP, The Eclipse of Ages into Black, followed in early 2000. Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun appeared in 2003 before the band jumped to Metal Blade for the fall release of 2006’s A Haunting Curse.[3] They performed at both Ozzfest 2008 and Ozzfest 2010.[4]

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Deicide Decimate Oakland, California New Live Videos Online!

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Deicide perform “When Satan Rules His World” & “Serpents of the Light” @ Oakland Metro — Oakland, California

Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. The band rose to mainstream success in 1992 with their second album Legion,and is credited as the second best-selling death metal band of the Soundscan Era, after Cannibal Corpse.Since their debut album in 1990, Deicide has released eleven studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums and two live DVDs. In November 2003, their first two albums, Deicide and Legion, were ranked second and third place respectively in best-selling death metal albums of the SoundScan era.Deicide is known for their lyrics, which cover topics such as Satanism and anti-religion. Their lyrics have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticism from religious groups and the public.

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New HD Video Of Exhumed Live In Oakland

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2 camera video of Exhumed  performing their chart topping smash hit “Slaughtercult” 02/20/15 @ Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, California

Exhumed is an American death metal band from San Jose, California that is currently signed to Relapse Records. The band plays an old school style of death metal influenced by early Carcass and Entombed and is known for its gore-themed lyrics. The band, which has endured a highly unstable line-up since inception, formed in 1990, went on hiatus in 2005, and reformed in 2010, with guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey being the band’s only consistent member.

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New Video Interview With Voivod Drummer Away And Oakland, California Performance Footage

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Voivod drummer Michel Langevin (Away) born May 30, 1963 talks current tour, upcoming releases, writing process, memories of Denis “Piggy” D’Amour and much more with Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV 02/20/15 @ Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, California

2 camera video of Voivod performing their chart topping smash hit “Tribal Conviction” 02/20/15 @ Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, California

Voivod was formed in 1982 in Jonquière, Quebec, Canada. Influenced equally by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, the burgeoning hardcore punk scene and 70’s progressive rock, Voivod forged a distinctive brand of heavy music that often relied on lyrical themes such as Reagan-era Cold War politics, post-apocalyptic literature and science fiction. Killing Technology (1987) began the band’s evolution in earnest, with the character from Voivod’s album covers (drawn by drummer Away and named as “Korgull” on 1986’s Rrröööaaarrr) significantly being depicted in a spaceship. Drawing more heavily on hardcore punk than metal influences by this point, Voivod began evolving without the aid of increasing speed and storytelling on the following Dimension Hatross. Voivod was one of the first thrash bands from Canada to gain popularity outside of their country’s borders, reaching the peak of their global popularity with the 1989 release Nothingface which featured a cover version of Pink Floyd’s “Astronomy Domine”. Other progressive rock covers include Pink Floyd’s “The Nile Song” on their 1993 release The Outer Limits and “21st Century Schizoid Man” by King Crimson on Phobos. Much of the band’s sound comes from guitarist Piggy’s usage of dissonant chords, usually played in the high register of the guitar, used extensively on Nothingface. Albums like Dimension Hatröss are dominated by dissonant chords, unexpected time signatures and guitarist Piggy’s liberal use of unconventional minor chords.

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New Hellyeah Video Interview With Tom Maxwell in Sacramento, California

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Tom Maxwell (born June 25, 1968 of super group Hellyeah shares his thoughts with former United States Army Sergeant Adam Kirk of Capital Chaos TV 02/08/15 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

Tom Maxwell (born June 25, 1968) is a modern metal/rock guitarist in the bands Knives Out! and Hellyeah. Previous bands include Nothingface in which he was a founding member and main song-writer with Bill Gaal. After Nothingface he was involved in a band with Skrape vocalist Billy Keeton. In the 1980s he was in thrash metal band Have Mercy. His style of playing and writing relies more on grooves and hooks rather than shredding and fast soloing. Maxwell hails from Baltimore, Maryland, and got his first guitar, a 1969 Gibson Les Paul, when he was eight years old. According to Maxwell, he still owns it. He is currently endorsing on Dean Guitars website.

 

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New Potential Threat SF Video Interview In Berkeley, California

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Mike Noble, Daniel Sheridan and Kenny Noble of Potential Threat SF share their thoughts with Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV 10/25/14 @ 924 Gilman Street – Berkeley, California

San Francisco Bay Area thrash bands have long been known for their in­your­face approach to music, and Potential Threat SF are no strangers to that tradition.

Originally formed as a five­piece in 1986, they have shared the stage with everyone from Testament to Slayer to Cro­Mags to Nuclear Assault, and just recently returned from touring with Death Angel.

Their hard working, no holds barred attitude carries over to their live shows. Though they put every ounce of grit and determination into their set, they still manage not to sound like angry old fucks. Their mentality is simple ­ it’s just as easy for a band to get the audience involved in their show as it is to be pissed off and push them away. In short, they still have fun and show it on stage and to the fans, regardless of how long they’ve been playing or how many people are in the attendance.

Their newest offering, “Civilization Under Threat” (to be released by OSM Records), gives a nod to the old school by combining aggressive, commanding vocals with dual guitars and a thundering bottom end. Engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Heathen) at Trident Studios has given the album a massively heavy quality without being over­produced.