Peep & Destroy Halloween Edition: DREAMING DEAD, PANTERADACTYL, DARWEN’S THEORY @ Cheetahs Hollywood, 10/30

Come to Peep & Destroy on Sunday, October 30th to celebrate Halloween and experience the heavy sounds of DREAMING DEAD, PANTERADACTYL, and DARWEN’S THEORY. This edition’s lineup is no less destructive than edition’s past.

DREAMING DEAD features screamer/shredder frontwoman Elizabeth Schall. The band is making time between the recording of their follow up to 2009’s Within One album to showcase their talents at Peep & Destroy.

PANTERADACTYL, as their name might suggest, is a band that performs PANTERA songs while dressed up as dinosaurs. Yep. They will be the first cover band to perform at Peep & Destroy.

Lastly, DARWEN’S THEORY, who’s current incarnation are injected with renewed energy, are equipped with a ferocious new vocalist and freshly recruited drummer.

So come bang heads with APESHIT, Shred Savage, and totallylikeduh at Peep & Destroy on October 30th at Cheetahs in Hollywood. Hot Cheetahs strippers, a corpsepaint booth, a headbanging contest (prizes from Blood is the New Black), and drink specials complete the fun that is Peep & Destroy.

It’s gonna be a fun Halloween rager! Come party with us!

Oct. 30th 2011
21+ $10 at the door
9pm @ Cheetahs in Hollywood
4600 Hollywood BLVD
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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UPDATE: Guest DJ, NC Steele, will be spinning metal between bands!


With current and former members of EXHAUSTED PRAYER and WINTERTHRALL in their ranks, L.A.’s own DREAMING DEAD have delivered an impressive, well executed debut of quality metal on their debut Within One. DREAMING DEAD‘s sound is a well balanced mixture of blackened death thrash that borrows freely from each of those genres and combines them into a seamless, potent blend. “Stairs into the Vortex” alternates between chugging thrash and blistering blast beats from drummer Mike Caffel. In contrast, “Putrid is the Sky” with its misleading title offers up melodic, elegant passages that highlight the band’s dynamic prowess. “Cursed” the counters with some strong DISSECTION-worship, complemented by vocalist axeshredder Liz Elliot‘s harsh vocal rasps and electrifying Jon Nodveidt-inspired solo that sounds a long lost track from The Somberlain. Epic closer “Manslaughter” offers the album’s centerpiece. It’s a song that covers a variety of peaks and valleys; from its subtle, ominous intro, monstrous power chords, and twisting riff arrangements before arriving at an OPETH-inspired climax. All in all, a strong debut of carefully arranged and plotted songs that bode well for the future of the underground L.A. metal scene. (Ibex Moon Records)

DREAMING DEAD: Dreams Within

While most young bands never end up leaving the local circuit, Los Angeles’ DREAMING DEAD broke out of the L.A. bubble with their sharp, DISSECTION-like metallics, dedication, and hard work. Led by talented frontwoman, Elizabeth Elliot, who’s both a vicious screamer and masterful shredder, DREAMING DEAD has already toured the U.S. in support of their debut album, Within One. Their perseverance continues to pay off as the band are currently on tour with NILE, IMMOLATION, and KRISIUN. Before the band hit the road, APESHIT spoke to Elizabeth to find out more about DREAMING DEAD and how they came to be.
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DREAMING DEAD: New Material and Upcoming Tour with NILE

Los Angeles’ DREAMING DEAD have issued an update recapping 2009 and providing a glimpse into 2010, which includes new music and a tour with NILE

“As 2009 has drawn to a close, we thought it apropos to recap what a busy year we had and to provide a preview of 2010.

“2009 will go down in history as the year DREAMING DEAD began. Our debut album Within One was released in January 2009 and we’ve spent the last 12 months supporting it locally and nationally. Summer saw us supporting the album across the nation with two legendary metal acts: MASTER, GOREAPHOBIA and MONSTROSITY. It was our distinct pleasure to share the stage with these old school titans of the extreme, and we wish them the best until we meet again.

“Since returning from our summer tours, we have been hard at work writing the follow up to Within One. The music has been coming together very naturally, and we can’t wait to drop your jaws with the new material in 2010. We currently have 4 songs completed, with probably 4 more to come and will support this with our first music video! We’d also like to announce soon we will diligently begin shopping for a label to permanently sign to. So tell your buddy with the trust fund to sign us and release the record.

“We have also been hard at work this fall in preparation for our winter tour with NILE, IMMOLATION, KRISIUN & ABIGAIL WILLIAMS. *Yes!!!!!* Not only have we been honing our chops to hold a candle to these heavyweights, but we have been training up a new member of the DREAMING DEAD road team. Her name is Laura Christine, and you might know her from her work with WARFACE and MELDRUM. We’ve been jamming with her for a couple months now, things are sounding better than ever, and we can’t wait to unleash the fury on your unsuspecting ears.

“Please come and see us play on the NILE tour! We’ll be playing a combination of old and new material, and it’s gonna be cold so we can use all the body heat you can bring. So come out early, we’ll be opening the shows around 6:30 every night.

“Keep track of our adventures in sleet and snow by checking us out on our MySpace, Facebook and by following our every move on Twitter!

“As always, we so much look forward to seeing our friends, family, and fans on the road. You make it all worth it. We promise to pummel every night so come out and share in the glory of metal (it’s way more brutal than the glory of Christmas).”

IMMOLATION Commence Recording of Nuclear Blast Debut

Esteemed death metal stalwarts, IMMOLATION, have entered Milbrook Sound Studios in New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino to begin recording their Nuclear Blast debut and eighth album over all. The band posted the following update on the new album and recording:

“Today we have begun the recording process for our 8th full length release. Once again we have entered Millbrook Sound Studios in upstate Millbrook, New York and will start tracking with Paul Orofino tomorrow. This will be our 6th time visiting Millbrook Studios and we are really looking forward to the whole process.

“The new album will contain 10 songs of the strongest material we have ever written. The new material is more violent and aggressive, with fast sections that take us to a new level of speed and intensity, while complementing the dark and sullen heavier moments. There are plenty of miserable and militant movements to please the die hard and new IMMOLATION fans alike.

“We’ve spent the past two months rehearsing and fine tuning the songs so that all ten are stand-outs and create a complete listening experience. Needless to say, we are all very pleased and enthusiastic about the new material and are anxious to debut it to the fans.

“Following the recording process here in Millbrook, we have decided to try something new for the mixing process, so we have enlisted the talents of Zack Ohren (DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH). We are confident he will do an excellent job in giving a fresh new life to the IMMOLATION sound.

“We are still in the process of getting ideas together for the album’s concept and cover art, but these final details will be worked out in the near future.”

After the new year, IMMOLATION will be touring in direct support of NILE on the Those Whom the Gods Detest Tour. Also on the tour are KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, and DREAMING DEAD. Tour dates below.

01/15/10 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
01/16/10 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
01/17/10 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
01/18/10 The Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
01/20/10 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
01/21/10 Metro / Smart Bar – Chicago, IL
01/22/10 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
01/23/10 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
01/24/10 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
01/25/10 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
01/27/10 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
01/28/10 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
01/29/10 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
01/30/10 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
01/31/10 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
02/02/10 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
02/03/10 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/04/10 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
02/05/10 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
02/06/10 Gator’s – Farmington, NM
02/08/10 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
02/09/10 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
02/10/10 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/11/10 Trees – Dallas, TX
02/12/10 Marquee – Tulsa, OK
02/13/10 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
02/14/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
02/16/10 Gil’s Bar & Grill – Virginia Beach, VA
02/17/10 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/18/10 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
02/19/10 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
02/20/10 Music Farm – Charleston, SC

NILE Complete New Album, Those Whom the Gods Detest

NILE, who entered the studio in June, have completed recording of their new album, Those Whom the Gods Detest. The album was produced by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE), with drum production by HATE ETERNAL‘s Erik Rutan, and artwork was created by Michal “Xaay” Loranc.  Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing the album on November 3rd.

Here’s the album track list:
1. “Kafir!
2. “Hittite Dung Incantation
3. “Utterances of the Crawling Dead
4. “Those Whom the Gods Detest
5. “4th Arra of Dagon
6. “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld
7. “Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual in the Abandoned Towers of Silence
8. “Kem Khefa Kheshef
9. “The Eye of Ra
10. “Iskander D’hul Karnon

The death metallers have already scheduled a North American tour for the new year with IMMOLATION, KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, and DREAMING DEAD. Peep the dates:

1/15 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
01/16 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
01/17 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
01/18 The Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
01/20 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
01/21 Metro / Smart Bar – Chicago, IL
01/22 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
01/23 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
01/24 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
01/25 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
01/27 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
01/28 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
01/29 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
01/30 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
01/31 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
02/02 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
02/03 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/04 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
02/05 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
02/06 Gator’s – Farmington, NM
02/08 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
02/09 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
02/10 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/11 Trees – Dallas, TX
02/12 Marquee – Tulsa, OK
02/13 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
02/14 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
02/16 Peppermint Beach Club – Virginia Beach, VA
02/17 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/18 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
02/19 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
02/20 Music Farm – Charleston, SC


In addition to their upcoming trek across North America with PATHOLOGY and MASTER, DREAMING DEAD have been added to the first half of MONSTROSITY‘s summer tour.  These recently added dates will see DREAMING DEAD for the entire month of July in support of their latest album, Within One.  Drummer Mike Caffell comments:

DREAMING DEAD are very pleased to announce that we will be hitting the road with death metal masters MONSTROSITY for the East Coast leg of their upcoming U.S. tour!  This will be our first time performing on the East Coast and our first time sharing the stage with this legendary act.  Needless to say, we are quite excited about having the opportunity to get out there and tear it up for everyone.   Plus, this works out nicely for us because when we part ways with MONSTROSITY we’ll be picking up with MASTER and PATHOLOGY to round out the rest of the U.S. on our unrelated, but oh so conveniently placed Summer tour.  Mwahaha!  Chances are we’ll be playing close to YOU in the near future, so come out to the shows!  We’re bringin some heavy shit and a good time… ”

7/1 – Deja Vu Nightclub – Stuart, FL
7/2 – Volume 11- Raleigh, NC
7/3 – The Half Shell – Virginia Beach, VA
7/4 – The Alhambra Arena – Philadelphia, PA
7/5 – Dub Land Underground – Rochester, NY
7/6 – The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/7 – Talking Head – Baltimore, MD
7/9 – Zanies Too – Indianapolis, IN

Tour dates with MASTER and PATHOLOGY:
July 10 – The Rock – Maplewood, Mn
July 11 – The Elbo Room – Chicago, Il
July 12 – Mac’s Bar – Lansing, Mi
July 14 – The Muse – Nashville, Tn
July 16 – Schotzi’s – College Station, Tx
July 17 – Walter’s – Houston, Tx
July 18 – The Pit at Jasobi’s – San Antonio, Tx
July 20 – The Compound – Albuquerque, NM
July 21 – UB’s – Bar Mesa, Az
July 22 – The Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, Ca
July 23 – The Knitting Factory – Hollywood, Ca
July 24 – Annie’s Social Club – San Francisco, Ca
July 25 – The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, Nv
July 27 – Union Station – Colorado Springs, Co
July 28 – Knickbockers – Lincoln, Ne
July 29 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, Mo
July 31 – The Canopy Club/CIM 2009 – Urbana, Il

Visit their MySpace page for all the latest info and tour dates:

DREAMING DEAD to Perform at the 31st Annual Harmony Festival

Los Angeles’ DREAMING DEAD have announced that they participating in the 31st Annual Harmony Festival at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA this summer, and will be the sole extreme metal act at the event.

The Harmony Festival is a diverse, three-day festival that helps promote music, art, ecology, healthy living & spirituality, and features such prominent acts as BAD BRAINS, DEAD KENNEDYS, CAKE, and much more.

DREAMING DEAD will be performing their album, Within One, in its entirety, plus some new material.  It will also be DREAMING DEAD‘s first hour-long, open air performance at a venue that holds 7000 people. The band will be performing on the third and final day of the fest, June 14th at Noon.

For ticket and complete festival information, please visit the official Harmony Festival website:

Also, check out DREAMING DEAD‘s official MySpace page:

DREAMING DEAD: San Francisco Show and North American Tour

Los Angeles’ DREAMING DEAD will be invading Annie’s Social Club in San Francisco this Friday with NIHILIST, DÉTENTE, HAVOK, and headliner SADISTIC INTENT.

The band will also be hitting the road in July as support for PATHOLOGY and labelmates, MASTER. The dates include a stop at the Central Illinois Metal Fest.

Jul 10 2009 @ The Rock – Maplewood, Minnesota
Jul 11 2009 @ The Elbo Room – Chicago, Illinois
Jul 12 2009 @ Mac’s Bar – Lansing, Michigan
Jul 13 2009 @ The Bulldog Cafe – Louisville, Kentucky
Jul 14 2009 @ The Muse – Nashville, Tennessee
Jul 15 2009 @ The Room 710 – Austin, Texas
Jul 16 2009 @ Schotzi’s – College Station, Texas
Jul 17 2009 @ Walter’s – Houston, Texas
Jul 18 2009 @ TBA – San Antonio or San Marcos, Texas
Jul 19 2009 @ Histeria Club – Juarez, Chihuahua
Jul 20 2009 @ The Compound – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jul 21 2009 @ UB’s – Bar Mesa, Arizona
Jul 22 2009 @ The Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, California
Jul 23 2009 @ The Knitting Factory – Hollywood, California
Jul 24 2009 @ Annie’s Social Club – San Francisco, California
Jul 25 2009 @ The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, Nevada
Jul 27 2009 @ Union Station – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jul 28 2009 @ Box Awesome – Lincoln, Nebraska
Jul 29 2009 @ The Riot Room – Kansas City, Missouri
Jul 31 2009 @ The Canopy Club/CIM 2009 – Urbana, Illinois

DREAMING DEAD Post Recording Footage from Within One Sessions

Los Angeles area blackend death metal band, DREAMING DEAD, have posted behind-the-scenes footage from the recording of their debut album, Within One.  Check out the footage…

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The album, which was co-produced by John Haddad (HIRAX, INTRONAUT, PHOBIA, ABYSMAL DAWN), was officially released today through Ibex Moon Records.

The track listing is as follows:
1. Stairs Into the Vortex
2. Within One
3. Putrid Is the Sky
4. Shadows In the Dark
5. Cursed
6. War Machine
7. Perpetual Pretext
8. Manslaughter

A CD release party for Within One is scheduled to take place Sunday, January 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.  Also appearing will be GIGAN, BOOK OF THE BLACK EARTH, PSYOPUS, and CATTLE DECAPITATION.

Visit DREAMING DEAD‘s official website for more information on the band: