OFF WITH THEIR HEADS Replace THE ACCÜSED on Upcoming MUNICIPAL WASTE Tour

MUNICIPAL WASTE have announced that THE ACCÜSED will not be taking part in the Waste the World Tour 2009 as their singer Brad Mowen has to have emergency surgery. Minneapolis’ OFF WITH THEIR HEADS will be stepping in on the tour on November 18th through December 2nd and will be providing direct support for MUNICIPAL WASTE.

Singer Tony Foresta had the following to say about the line-up change for the tour, “We’re pretty bummed about THE ACCÜSED canceling I really hope Brad gets better. But now THE WASTE is really excited to announce our newest addition to our North American tour, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS. These guys are one of my personal favorites and I feel are one of the best punk bands to come out of the states for a long while. We’ve been listening to these guys in THE WASTE van for some time and we are really glad they agreed to ‘stick out like a sore thumb’ on our metal tour. It should be a lot of fun! Check them out here… http://www.myspace.com/offwiththeirheads

Support on the North American leg of the tour will come from GOATWHORE (11/06-11/16), OFF WITH THEIR HEADS (11/18-12/02), BRUTAL TRUTH (12/4-12/11), and PHOBIA and CAULDRON on all dates.

11/6 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
11/7 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
11/8 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
11/9 Tampa, FL @ State Theater
11/11 Houston, TX @ Meridian
11/12 Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/13 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
11/14 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
11/16 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
11/18 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
11/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
11/20 Anaheim, CA @ Chian Reaction
11/21 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
11/23 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
11/24 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/25 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music
11/27 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
11/28 Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
11/29 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
12/1 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
12/2 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
12/4 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
12/5 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
12/6 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/7 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
12/8 Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Upstairs)
12/9 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
12/10 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
12/11 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz

THE ACCÜSED – The Curse Of Martha Splatterhead

Growing up a rabid thrash fanatic, you would assume that Seattle’s foremost (read: only) purveyors of “splatter-rock” would have been part of my daily diet of circle pits, mosh parts and skateboards (okay, I lied: I don’t skateboard)…but you’d be wrong. I was cognizant of them, of course, but, truth be told, I never really heard THE ACCÜSED until somewhat recently, and was left…unimpressed.

Add to this the fact that THE ACCÜSED‘s reunion album, The Curse Of Martha Splatterhead, is being released on Southern Lord of all labels, and this humble scribe is even more confused. Known primarily for their doom ‘n drone delving, the fact that The Lord is releasing a skate-thrash album of all things led to assume that Curse would just HAVE to be one bad-ass sonofabitch which would bring me back to the SUICIDAL mix tapes and METALLICA tees of my youth.

Again, agitation and confusion rule my world, as The Curse Of Martha Splatterhead–she, the band’s mascot for years now–lends itself to be a tired, uneventful foray of warmed over thrash. First and foremost, Brad Mowen‘s vocals are of the nasal hysteric, love them or hate them variety, with yours truly standing in the latter camp. Additionally, Tom Niermeyer‘s riff ability never overwhelms or dutifully impresses–apart from brief, shining moments of headbangability–which leads me to question any real relevance THE ACCÜSED‘s might possess: I just don’t get it.

Maybe it’s the matter of a meeting place and time, but–even after delving into THE ACCÜSED‘s back catalog–this sort of “splatter rock” doesn’t move me, baby. While I commend the band’s longevity, I’m having a difficult time recommending this record to anyone other than staunch fans and defenders from back in the day. (Southern Lord)

MUNICIPAL WASTE Announce “Waste the World Tour 2009”

MUNICIPAL WASTE will be packing their beer bong and toting it across North America for their just announced “Waste the World Tour 2009.” The Virginia thrashers will be touring in support of their recently released Massive Aggressive album, which debuted at #10 on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart. Direct support on the tour will come from GOATWHORE (11/06-11/16), THE ACCUSED (11/18-12/03), and BRUTAL TRUTH (12/04-12/11). Appearing on all shows will be PHOBIA and CAULDRON.

Singer Tony Foresta, had the following to say about the upcoming tour. “I’m really excited to finally get back on the road and do a full headlining WASTE tour in the states. It’s been a really long time since we’ve done on our own headlining run and I think it has been long past due. People should expect a far more rowdier gig then the ones we’ve played while opening for bands. I’m looking forward to trashing venues all over the states. I’m also really pumped about the bands on this tour. It is going to be one to remember!”

Initial dates are as follows (more dates to be announced shortly):
11/6 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
11/7 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
11/8 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
11/9 Tampa, FL @ State Theater
11/11 Houston, TX @ Meridian
11/13 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
11/14 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
11/16 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
11/18 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
11/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
11/20 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/21 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
12/4 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
12/5 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
12/6 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/7 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
12/8 Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Upstairs)
12/9 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
12/10 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

SUNN O))) to Follow Midwest Tour with West Coast Dates

SUNN O))), who recently announced a handful of Midwest shows, just revealed dates for a West Coast tour. The tour kicks off in Seattle where SUNN O))) will headline two Southern Lord label showcase events. The first night will be as a duo performing the the Shoshin/GrimmRobe Demos in its entirety. They will be joined by labelmates THE ACCÜSED. An encore Seattle performance follows the next night alongside Southern Lord brethren EARTH, PELICAN and EAGLE TWIN. Support along the rest of the tour will come from EAGLE TWIN and THE ACCÜSED.

Dates are as follows:
8/05/2009 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA w/ THE ACCÜSED (record release show), TRAP THEM, BLACK BREATH
8/06/2009 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA w/ EARTH, PELICAN, EAGLE TWIN
8/08/2009 Independent – San Francisco, CA w/ THE ACCÜSED, EAGLE TWIN
8/09/2009 Historic Brookdale Lodge – Brookdale, CA w/ THE ACCÜSED, EAGLE TWIN
8/11/2009 Center for Arts, Eagle Rock – Los Angeles, CA w/ THE ACCÜSEDEAGLE TWIN
8/13/2009 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO w/ THE ACCÜSEDEAGLE TWIN
8/14/2009 Avalon Theatre – Salt Lake City, UT w/ THE ACCÜSEDEAGLE TWIN