Gene Hoglan Replaces Sean Reinert on Drums For Remaining Death To All Dates

Drummer Sean Reinert has been forced to leave Death To All’s “Swamp Leper Stomp ’14” North American tour due to health reasons. He is being replaced for the remainder of the trek by fellow Death alumnus Gene Hoglan.

The current lineup of Death To All – which features former members of Death celebrating the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner – is rounded out by Steve DiGiorgio on bass and Bobby Koelble on guitar. Max Phelps, who has been touring with Death To All, is once again handling the vocal and 2nd-guitar duties.

States Sean Reinert: “Yes, it is with great regret that I left the DTA tour after the San Francisco show Sunday night. Although I have spent weeks rehearsing for this tour and was very excited to put on great performances, it was not meant to be. For the past 6 months I have been suffering from lower back spasms, extreme muscle fatigue and limited grip strength. It’s no big secret that after over the last 2 years and 2 major surgeries (full achilles repair on my right ankle and a year later knee surgery on my left knee for a torn MCL) that I’ve gained a lot of weight due to recovery and pain. All of this culminated in the perfect storm.

“I realized that the situation was not getting better the more I played. Shortening the set was not something that I felt was fair to the fans and after 3 shows I realized the best thing for the tour was to get Gene in the fold and for me to get some definitive answers. Fortunately, Gene is available to take over for me starting tonight in Seattle. He is, of course, a fucking beast behind the kit and there’s no one better to fill in for me. I have already consulted with my physician and will have a series of tests over the next few weeks to check for for everything from carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome to other possible nerve/spinal/back issues. I am sorry to the many fans who were looking forward to seeing me play this tour and I hope to make it up to you in the future.”

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HATE ETERNAL announce new drummer

HATE ETERNAL have announced Chason Westmoreland as their new drummer. The Las Vegas native has already laid down drum tracks for the bands forthcoming new album and will be behind the kit with the band for the albums ensuing tour cycle which begins in spring 2015. The twenty-five year old Westmoreland has already been playing […]

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Havok Vocalist David Sanchez Breaks His Wrist, Band To Miss A Few Shows of Current Tour

Havok vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez has broken his wrist and the band will be forced to miss several dates on the current tour with Crowbar, Revocation, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed for Apocalypse. The band will rejoin the tour in California in early October with Revocation’s Dan Gargiulo will be filling on guitar while Sanchez returns on vocals. Here’s more in Sanchez’s own words:

While hiking in Boulder, Colorado, I took a pretty nasty fall and ended up shattering my left wrist. Since I’m currently unable to play guitar, our friend Dan Gargiulo from Revocation has offered his 6-string services and will be laying down the riffage for the rest of our stint in the USA. I will still be doing vocals on the remainder of the upcoming shows and I cannot wait to get back on the road!

I’d like to apologize to anyone that was looking forward to seeing HAVOK in these coming days. We will definitely make it up to you. In times like these, one must remember the ancient American proverb, “Shit happens.” See you on the road!!

One last thing! Here is some good news for a change. Pete’s mom is making a full recovery from her recent accident and that means Pete Webber will be back behind the kit rejoining the tour in California. We want to thank Marshall Wieczorek from Wretched for stepping in on drums and doing an awesome job on such short notice.

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Sempiternal Dusk Releasing Album Via Dark Descent

On September 30th, Portland death metal act Sempiternal Dusk will release its full-length on Dark Descent Records. After a demo assault in 2012, the band is set to make their presence known across the underground with this self-titled,five track, forty-seven minute affair. If you like doom in your death metal, Semptiernal Dusk will be most pleasing to your taste.Pre-orders for Sempiternal Dusk on CD and vinyl formats are now available at Dark Descent Records.

Sempiternal Dusk emerged after the demise of Warwolves in 2009, with J.Huss switching from bass to guitar and T. Call again behind the kit. The duo began writing, focusing on abyssal atmosphere and primal instincts to guide their doomed death metal. In 2011 they recorded a two-song demo with J.Huss recording all guitars and bass and T. Call on drums and vocals. Their demo spread and caught the attention of Dark Descent, who inked a deal with the band for release of a full-length.

The band also contributed a one-minute track, “Beneath the Emblems of Death” to the “Monomaniac VOL. 1 7” released by Blastbeat Mailmurder from Greece. This would be the last song recorded as a duo. The decision was then made to fill out the lineup and become a live band. T. Gann of Shroud Of The Heretic joined on bass and A. Wheeler of Weregoat/Ritual Necromancy joined on second guitar.

The first live ritual occurred in February of 2013 along with Vassafor and Knelt Rote. In August 2013 they entered Red Lantern Studios in Portland, OR to record their debut full length. Sempiternal Dusk, now a three piece, will be performing a few select live rituals this fall in support of their album release, then entering the studio in late September to begin recording their side of an upcoming split with Seattle’s Old Skin. Stream “Moon Behind Hook Cross” below.

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Sempiternal Dusk Releasing Album Via Dark Descent

On September 30th, Portland death metal act Sempiternal Dusk will release its full-length on Dark Descent Records. After a demo assault in 2012, the band is set to make their presence known across the underground with this self-titled,five track, forty-seven minute affair. If you like doom in your death metal, Semptiernal Dusk will be most pleasing to your taste.Pre-orders for Sempiternal Dusk on CD and vinyl formats are now available at Dark Descent Records.

Sempiternal Dusk emerged after the demise of Warwolves in 2009, with J.Huss switching from bass to guitar and T. Call again behind the kit. The duo began writing, focusing on abyssal atmosphere and primal instincts to guide their doomed death metal. In 2011 they recorded a two-song demo with J.Huss recording all guitars and bass and T. Call on drums and vocals. Their demo spread and caught the attention of Dark Descent, who inked a deal with the band for release of a full-length.

The band also contributed a one-minute track, “Beneath the Emblems of Death” to the “Monomaniac VOL. 1 7” released by Blastbeat Mailmurder from Greece. This would be the last song recorded as a duo. The decision was then made to fill out the lineup and become a live band. T. Gann of Shroud Of The Heretic joined on bass and A. Wheeler of Weregoat/Ritual Necromancy joined on second guitar.

The first live ritual occurred in February of 2013 along with Vassafor and Knelt Rote. In August 2013 they entered Red Lantern Studios in Portland, OR to record their debut full length. Sempiternal Dusk, now a three piece, will be performing a few select live rituals this fall in support of their album release, then entering the studio in late September to begin recording their side of an upcoming split with Seattle’s Old Skin. Stream “Moon Behind Hook Cross” below.

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Satyricon, Eyehategod, Macabre, Warbeast Among First Round Of Bands Announced For Housecore Horror Film Festival

Housecore Horror Film Festival has announced its first round of bands for 2014 set for October 23-26 in Austin, Texas. The second annual horror-and-metal festival will include Satyricon, Eyehategod, Macabre, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Warbeast, Portal, Wizards of Gore (surviving Rigor Mortis members), Ringworm, KEN Mode, SubRosa and many others. Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will host the event.

The first festival included several stages held in multiple venues. It featured appearances by Philip Anselmo and The Illegals, The Melvins, Gwar, Hate Eternal, Crowbar and many other acts. Italian horror soundtrack icons, Goblin performed two sets including the soundtrack to “Suspiria.” Eyehategod played a special set with Dale Crover behind the kit.

Horror film fanatics were able to watch classic and unreleased films while being able to meet and talk to members of the industry. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the original “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” All living members of the film will show up in Austin for a screening of the film and for Q & A and autographs. The returning cast includes Gunnar Hansen (‘Leatherface’), Marilyn Burns (‘Sally Hardesty’), Edwin Neal (‘The Hitchhiker’), Allen Danzinger (‘Jerry’), William Vail (‘Kirk’), Teri McMinn (‘Pam’), John Dugan (‘Grandpa’) and Ed Guinn (‘CattleTruck Driver’).

Visit the official site of Housecore Horror Film Festival for more information.

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Beyond The Shore Comments On Recruiting New Drummer Jonathon Pugh

Lexington, KY’s Beyond the Shore, which recently returned from The Blackest Hearts Tour with Bermuda, is pleased to announce Jonathon Pugh as the group’s new full-time drummer.

Jonathan joined Beyond the Shore on the road for The Blackest Hearts Tour where he delivered a commanding performance at each stop of the 18 date tour. The 22-year-old drummer from Shelby, NC previously played for the band Lions of Winter.

The band comments: “All of us in Beyond the Shore are very excited to announce that we’ve brought in Jonathon Pugh to be our new full-time drummer. We all met him in North Carolina while recording our current release Ghostwatcher and had stayed in touch since. Here we are almost later and we couldn’t be happier to have him sitting behind the kit for us. Jonathan’s a very talented drummer, but more importantly he fits well with us as dudes and that’s invaluable when making music and touring together.”

Catch Beyond the Shore live with Jonathan behind the kit when the band joins Fit For An Autopsy and Legion. The tour began on July 25, with Beyond the Shore hopping on board on August 4th in Greensboro, NC through the conclusion of the tour on August 12 in Pittsburgh, PA.

08/05 Charleston, SC The Skatepark Of Charleston
08/06 Orlando, FL Uncle Lou’s
08/07 Tampa, FL Epic Problem
08/08 Jacksonville, FL Atticus Music
08/09 Douglasville, GA The Seven Venue
08/10 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
08/11 Wilmington, DE The Harmony Grange Hall

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BATTLECROSS announces fill in live drummer for New England Metal Fest and Orion Music & More Festival performances

– March 28th, 2013 –

Detroit Thrashers BATTLECROSS announces Kevin Talley will be stepping in to play drums for the band on their two upcoming live performances, the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest (4/19) and the Orion Music & More Festival (6/08-6/09). Drummer Mike Kreger has parted ways with the band to focus on some new opportunities and attend to personal business.

Veteran metal drummer Talley, who is currently drumming for Six Feet Under, said. “I’m stoked to play these shows with such an energetic and impressive band like Battlecross. I had a chance to see them play on Trespass America and at the Scion A/V Metal Blade Anniversary Show and was blown away! New England Metal Fest and Orion Music + More are huge opportunities for the band and I’m honored to fill in behind the kit, they are definitely one of my favorite new bands!”

Check out the full lineup for the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest HERE and the Orion Music & More Festival HERE.

Stay tuned to BattlecrossMetal.com & MetalBlade.com for more updates coming soon!

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Beauty In The Suffering Gives Studio Update

Beauty In The Suffering, the newly launched electro-metal studio project from producer, multi-instrumentalist, programmer, and vocalist Dietrich Thrall (Marazene), has posted a studio update confirming that Dope/Team Cybergeist drummer Angel Bartolotta will contribute drums on at least one track called “The Crazies.” The following is the announcement on the band’s official web blog:

Hey everybody! Quick update here. Very pleased to be able to announce that Angel Bartolotta of Dope and Team Cybergeist is on board for at least one track that I am currently calling “The Crazies”. I have wanted to work with Angel for a long time and so I am very excited to hear the final results! As soon as we get them in our paws I get to go in and throw down guitar, bass, and vocals. ‘The Crazies’ is one of the tracks on my shortlist to formally introduce everybody to Beauty In The Suffering’s music. We’re shooting for a spring release so fingers crossed! Thanks again for all the amazing support!

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Drum tracking took place on January 30th at Redline Recording Studio in Venice, FL with engineering by Jason Schmidt. Commented Angel:

After spending the last 7 years writing and bringing in guest musicians for my Team Cybergeist project, it’s cool to step off to the side and be a guest on someone elses track for a change. Plus it’s a cool song, which made it even more fun to play on. I’m excited to see what Dietrich [Thrall] does with Beauty In The Suffering!

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Angel Bartolotta behind the kit

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Beauty In The Suffering Gives Studio Update

Beauty In The Suffering, the newly launched electro-metal studio project from producer, multi-instrumentalist, programmer, and vocalist Dietrich Thrall (Marazene), has posted a studio update confirming that Dope/Team Cybergeist drummer Angel Bartolotta will contribute drums on at least one track called “The Crazies.” The following is the announcement on the band’s official web blog:

Hey everybody! Quick update here. Very pleased to be able to announce that Angel Bartolotta of Dope and Team Cybergeist is on board for at least one track that I am currently calling “The Crazies”. I have wanted to work with Angel for a long time and so I am very excited to hear the final results! As soon as we get them in our paws I get to go in and throw down guitar, bass, and vocals. ‘The Crazies’ is one of the tracks on my shortlist to formally introduce everybody to Beauty In The Suffering’s music. We’re shooting for a spring release so fingers crossed! Thanks again for all the amazing support!

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Drum tracking took place on January 30th at Redline Recording Studio in Venice, FL with engineering by Jason Schmidt. Commented Angel:

After spending the last 7 years writing and bringing in guest musicians for my Team Cybergeist project, it’s cool to step off to the side and be a guest on someone elses track for a change. Plus it’s a cool song, which made it even more fun to play on. I’m excited to see what Dietrich [Thrall] does with Beauty In The Suffering!

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Angel Bartolotta behind the kit

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