CREMATORIUM: West Coast Shows and New Material

Long running death metal/hardcore stalwarts CREMATORIUM have just confirmed a handful of west coast dates, including appearances alongside BRUTAL TRUTH and at Murderfest 5.0. Here are the dates:

4/4 – The Sets – Tempe, AZ w/ BRUTAL TRUTH
4/5 – Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA w/ BRUTAL TRUTH
4/6 – TBA – CA w/ BRUTAL TRUTH
4/8 – Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA w/ GOATWHORE
4/9 – Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA (LA Murderfest 5.0)

The band are currently writing and demoing new material for an album that should surface by year’s end. Vocalist Daniel Dismal had this to say about the shows and the new material:

“I am excited to be sharing the stage with longtime friends BRUTAL TRUTH and GOATWHORE, as well as showcase some of the new material we have been working on. I never thought I would see the day where the death metal/hardcore hybrid scene would become so big. We decided now was the time for us to become more active, playing more shows and writing new material. I feel that this is CREMATORIUM’s most volatile and concise music to date. We can’t wait for people to hear our next step in the evolution of the band.”

Daniel Dismal has always been a strong supporter of underground music, through his upstart promotion company Church of the 8th Day, which besides booking shows all year long, is responsible for organizing the Los Angeles Murderfest. CREMATORIUM’s last album, The Process of Endtime was released in 2005 on Prosthetic Records.

CREMATORIUM: Process of Perseverance

Breaking out of L.A.’s local underground scene is no easy feat. Most bands are destined for a lifetime on the local circuit. Long time local staples, CREMATORIUM survived that having taken their DIY work ethic to the next level. They eventually signed a deal with Prosthetic Records in 2002. Now with several national tours under their belt and a solid fanbase, the band are looking to continue their ascent. Dan Dismal gave APESHIT the low down on CREMATORIUM‘s graduation from local band status and his ongoing efforts to help the L.A. metal scene continue to thrive.

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Los Angeles Murderfest 4.0 Announced

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!

Daniel Dismal
, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…

“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”

Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.

Tickets are on sale NOW at www.ticketweb.com. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

Friday, April 18th – $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th – $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th – $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) – $60 (Only available in advance)

Friday, April 18th:
CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
RISE
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA

Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0: More Bands Confirmed; Tickets on Sale

The Church of the 8th Day is proud to announce it’s second round of confirmed headliners for the Los Angeles Murderfest – Version 3.0 which will take place on March 24th and 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood California. Rounding out Saturday’s headlining package will be the only scheduled US appearance in 2007 for OBITUARY, an exclusive West Coast re-union for ATHEIST and a rare live performance from REPULSION. Sunday will be highlighted with the previously released exclusive West Coast re-union of BRUTAL TRUTH, and two rare live appearances from ANAL CUNT and PIG DESTROYER.

National support carries on with the trend of exclusive, rare and first time appearance from bands such as LACK OF INTEREST, WACO JESUS, CRETIN, KYLESA, GENGHIS TRON, STRONG INTENTION, KILL THE CLIENT plus many more special guest appearances to be confirmed within the upcoming weeks.

Tickets have just been made available through Ticket Web (www.TicketWeb.com) as well as through the Knitting Factory box office. Advance tickets are suggested to all those wanting to attend this year’s fest as the capacity of the venue is limited to 900 people per day.

The Los Angeles Murderfest will be celebrating its second consecutive year as well as its third year in existence with Version 3.0. Originally the brainchild of Church of the 8th Day founder Daniel Dismal, the Los Angeles Murderfest was born out of the idea that L.A. needed a fest that embraced the various styles of metal, hardcore and punk. Borrowing the initial formula from the highly successful New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, the Murderfest has begun to carve out its own niche within the festival circuit in an amazingly short amount of time. With an ultimate goal to incorporate the feel of a European style festival in an American setting, the Los Angeles Murderfest will once again prove to be the staging ground for rare and exclusive Los Angeles appearances and reunions from some of the best outfits in each genre. Cutting back from the 3 day structure to a more concise 2 day structure, Version 3.0 will feature 40 plus bands on two stages within a 48 hour period while playing host to some of the industries top vendors and record labels in what is being labeled as an Underground Flea Market. Whether it’s the legends, the legends to be or a chance to save tons of money on merchandise, the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0 promises to be one for the record books. Boasting an overall door price that’s rivaling the standard cost off a 5 band show, the Murderfest is definitely booked and priced with the sole purpose of becoming a yearly staple within the underground scene.

BRUTAL TRUTH, PIG DESTROYER Confirmed for LA Murderfest

The Church of the 8th Day (website) have confirmed BRUTAL TRUTH and PIG DESTROYER the first two headliners for the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0 slated for March 24th and 25th 2007 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.  This will be the exclusive 2007 West Coast date as well as one of the two scheduled U.S. appearances for the recently reunited BRUTAL TRUTH.  This will also be an exclusive and rare West Coast appearance for PIG DESTROYER. More bands will be announced within the following weeks and tickets will be made available for purchase within the following weeks as well.  For more Murderfest details, visit the official website here: http://www.losangelesmurderfest.com.