SEVERE TORTURE Provides Update on Upcoming Album

SEVERE TORTURE have provided some insight into what fans can expect from their eagerly anticipated forthcoming album Sworn Vengeance, which is due for release in September. Speaking with excitement about the album, SEVERE TORTURE have stated:

“We finished mixing duties last week and the Hertz Studio did an amazing job. The end result literally blew us away. The sheer aggression and power of this album exceeds anything we have done by far and we can’t wait for you guys to hear it.”

The band have given some insight into a track from the album, entitled “Buried Hatchet,” which features their friend Jason from MISERY INDEX and Che from BORN FROM PAIN. SEVERE TORTURE explain that the guest vocalists “dual with Dennis‘ guttural deathgrunts,” which hints that fans can expect an album laden with a high dosage of annihilating tracks.

To find out more about SEVERE TORTURE and Sworn Vengeance head over to:

www.myspace.com/severetorture

YAKUZA Extends Touring Plans with INTRONAUT

Chicago forward-thinking metal act, YAKUZA, has extended touring plans into December with a string of dates playing alongside the like-minded INTRONAUT. Already teaming up with INTRONAUT for a string of dates with MISERY INDEX and labelmates BURN IN SILENCE, YAKUZA will soldier on for another handful of dates, also meeting up with STRETCH ARM STRONG and VIVISECT along the way.

In other news, YAKUZA frontman Bruce Lamont recently took part in the making of a mix CD for charity. Helping out Chicago’s Rock For Kids, proceeds went to the organization. “The organization asks club owners, musicians, writers, artists, etc. to put together a mix CD and case and they are auctioned off,” Lamont recently told ChuckRoaster.com. “This is the 3rd year I have done it. The disc ended up going for $50. Thats pretty cool.” Lamont included YAKUZA‘s “Monkeytail” from the band’s critically-lauded Samsara record.

YAKUZA on tour
with MISERY INDEX, INTRONAUT, BURN IN SILENCE
11/22 Toledo, OH – Club Bijou
11/23 Columbus, OH – High Five
11/24 Akron, OH – Daily Double
11/26 Nashville, TN – The Muse
11/27 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
11/28 Charleston, SC – Village Tavern
11/29 Wilmington, NC – Lucky’s
11/30 Danville, VA – Plan B

with INTRONAUT
12/02 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero (with STRETCH ARM STRONG)
12/04 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
12/05 Tallahassee, FL – Big Daddy’s
12/06 Monroe, LA – Olive Street Dancehall
12/07 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s

with INTRONAUT, VIVISECT
12/09 Austin, TX – State Theatre
12/11 Tempe, AZ – The Sets
12/12 San Marcos, CA – The Jumping Turtle
12/13 Corona, CA – Showcase Theatre
12/14 San Diego, CA – Scolari’s Office

YAKUZA Schedule Shows to Finish Off Year, Plan to Debut New Material

ChicagՉ۪s prog-minded metal band, YAKUZA, have secured several more live appearances before the end of the year, including an October appearance supporting fellow Chicagoans PELICAN in Cleveland Heights, OH and a string of dates in November and December alongside MISERY INDEX, INTRONAUT and labelmates BURN IN SILENCE. More dates will be announced as they are confirmed.

YAKUZA continues to support the critically-lauded Samsara, the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, but will be road testing some new material the band has already written for a forthcoming record tentatively scheduled to be recorded early next year.

Tour dates:
10/16 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop (with PELICAN, SUN GOD)

With MISERY INDEX, INTRONAUT, BURN IN SILENCE
11/22 Toledo, OH – Club Bijou
11/23 Columbus, OH – High Five
11/24 Akron, OH – Daily Double
11/26 Nashville, TN – The Muse
11/27 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
11/28 Charleston SC – Village Tavern
11/29 Wilmington, NC – Lucky’s

CREMATORIUM to Tour with MISERY INDEX

Los Angeles murdercore band CREMATORIUM will embark on a two-week touring schedule supporting MISERY INDEX. The two bands will be joined up by BLESSING THE HOGS and FUCK THE FACTS along the way. CREMATORIUM is continuing to support the band’s most recent release, 2005’s The Process of Endtime, but is continuing to play a handful of new songs from what will be the band’s next album.

With MISERY INDEX, BLESSING THE HOGS
10/02 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
10/03 Portland, OR – The Gravity Room
10/04 Reno, NV –14th Ward

With MISERY INDEX
10/05 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
10/06 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory (with GATEKEEPER, more)
10/07 Riverside, CA – The Parkview (with IVEBEENSHOT, GATHER)

With MISERY INDEX, FUCK THE FACTS
10/08 Phoenix, AZ – Skrappy’s
10/09 Albuquerque, NM – The Compound
10/10 Tulsa, OK – The Pinkeye
10/11 Dallas, TX – The Red Blood Club
10/12 San Antonio, TX – The Sanctuary
10/13 McAllen, TX – The Smoke Shack
10/14 Corpus Christi, TX – Zero’s
10/15 Baton Rouge, LA – The Darkroom

Solo shows
10/16 Austin, TX – RedRum
10/17 El Paso, TX – Chic’s

INTRONAUT on Tour with KAYO DOT, MISERY INDEX, and SWARM OF THE LOTUS

Los Angeles’ INTRONAUT will be hitting the road hard once again in support of the newly released album, Void. This time around they will be in support of death-grind kings MISERY INDEX and the newly reformed SWARM OF THE LOTUS, but not before they do a few gigs with the eclectic KAYO DOT out west.

The band will also be taking part in this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in NYC as part of the Heavy Hitter showcase. This will mark the band’s first appearance at CMJ, so come and show your support.

INTRONAUT w/ KAYO DOT
10/09 Santa Barbara, CA – Casa De La Raza
10/10 Los Angeles, CA – Mountain Bar

INTRONAUT w/ MISERY INDEX and SWARM OF THE LOTUS
11/02 Chicopee, MA – Cabot Street Pub
11/03 New York – Don Hills – Heavy Hitter CMJ Showcase
11/04 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Fireproof w/ BIOLICH
11/06 New York, NY – Lit Lounge
11/09 Detroit, MI – Modern Exchange w/ ARSIS, ALL SHALL PERISH, THE FACELESS
11/10 Chicago, IL – Champs
11/14 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
11/15 Fargo, ND – Fargo VFW
11/16 Rapid City, SD – TBA
11/17 Denver, CO – Hubba’s
11/18 Tulsa, OK – The Pink Eye
11/20 Fayetteville, AR – The Dart Room
11/21 St. Louis, MO – Just Bills
11/22 Toledo, OH – Club Bijou
11/23 Columbus, OH – High Five
11/24 Akron, OH – Daily Double