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Escuela Grind is one of the most intense AND fun bands out right now in the extreme metal scene. Anyone who has seen the outfit live knows they put on a careening and death-defying show, blending elements of many of the heaviest sub genres into a world changing charge. It has been awesome discovering truly fired up and creative acts such as them, Habak or Hostilities this year, giving me hope for the next generation of ass kickers. When I heard Indoctrination I was hooked and feel blessed Escuela Grind were one of the first bands I caught live when shows revved up again. Long may they reign.
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Rockstar Energy Mayhem is always one of the funnest hard rock and metal fests around. They first and foremost treat press with respect and the PR team is great, plus the bands every year cover a pretty fair cross section of what heavy music is all about. This year was no exception and we sent our enthusiastic photographer Catharina Christiana to shoot the Saratoga Performing Arts Center date of the tour.
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This is the year I hope Wretched really blow up and show everyone they are much better than many of their “peers”. These guys put to shame all the death core and floppy breakdown bullshit and auto clean vocal djent crap I am so sick of as a music journalist/fan. If you like heavy death music, Wretched are genuinely exciting! Imagine that!
Now I thought cannibals were made through extreme exposure to cold and desperation after plane crashes or just a general sense of hunger. That is not the case if you are a world class metal band.
Check in with WRETCHED at the studio, as guitarist, Joel Moore, talks you through the process of recording their forthcoming album, Cannibal. Moore describes Cannibal as the “most badass album WRETCHED has ever created,” going on to say, “These are some of the most technically challenging songs that we’ve ever written. If something wasn’t sounding right, we scrapped it and started over.”
Don’t miss WRETCHED perform tracks from Cannibal live all summer long on the Victory Records Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. View the full list of dates
Lambgoat are streaming “Morsel” from Victory Records standouts Wretched. By far the most brutal band on the label now that Pathology are no longer on the roster, WRETCHED’s Cannibal will be available everywhere on June 10th, 2014. Doesn’t that album cover warm your heart, metal heads? A skull with skulls for eye balls eating heads. And if you Google “wretched” and “cannibal” you get a lot of results for The Wretched Spawn, a lesser appreciated Cannibal Corpse album, f.y.i.
Check the animated head eating shenanigans HERE.Add to My Radar
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is much tastier than the drink it helps promote. This year’s line-up is pretty diverse, with everyone from Body Count (Muthafuckaaaa!) to Wretched (sure to own the Victory Stage), and fan faves Veil Of Maya, Korn and Suicide Silence. You’ve even got Cannibal Corpse and Avenged Sevenfold for as big a contrast possible! Mushroomhead, Trivium, Asking Alexandira, Miss May I and more ensure there is something for most people (except black metal fans). Still, Darkest Hour and Islander kick ass and c’mon, who doesn’t want to be entertained by Ice-T?
My girl caught me skeezin’, she said, I wasn’t shit
I said, “It wasn’t me, baby, it was the muthafucka, evil dick”
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The band includes vocalist Adam Cody (Former Glass Casket, current Wretched) and guitarist Mike Lehman (former Hemdale) as well as bassist Jake Wade and drummer Jason Skipper.
The band will be hitting the studio to record their Relapse Record debut, which they expect to release in early 2014.
The band had this to say about the signing,
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“Columns is super stoked to be a part of the Relapse Records family! We have followed so many bands on the Relapse roster for so long – we are looking forward to our releases having the backing they need to reach a much bigger audience! GRIND!”
North Carolinian metallers Wretched have announced a headlining tour of North America.
The tour will start on August 2 in North Carolina and run 24 dates and wrap up on August 31 in Florida.
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Charlotte, North Carolina death metal band Wretched will be headlining tour starting this evening, January 25th, in Winston-Salem, NC. The band will tour the South before meeting up with Soilwork on March 12th in West Springfield, VA.
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Guitarist John Vail commented on the tour: “Crowds can expect a high energy, in your face, fast-paced performance. We’re playing first so we’ve got to set the tone of excellence and brutality.”Add to My Radar
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North Carolina death metalers Wretched have announced a US headlining Summer 2012 tour with King Conquer starting June 14 and will continue on to Canada on July 4, 2012 to support 3 Inches of Blood in their tour. Click here for tour dates
Vocalist, Adam Cody said:
“I’m pumped to visit our Canadian fans again. Even more so because the trek will include the metal powerhouse 3 Inches of Blood. They are fun to watch live and are a genuinely nice group of dudes!”
Their most recent album, Son of Perdition, was released on March 26, 2012 via Victory Records.Add to My Radar
North Carolina melodic death metalers Wretched have just released a band demonstration video for “Dilated Disappointment,” from their newly released album, Son Of Perdition.
This unique demonstration video gives Wretched fans the chance to watch how each band member perfects his craft. Fans can now learn Wretched’s tricks and master their sound. To check out the video, click here.
Fans can also enter to win a huge poster of the album artwork (seen in the background of the video) by recording themselves playing along with the video or by doing a vocal cover of “Dilated Disappointment,” upload the video to YouTube, and post a video response to be entered. This contest will end April 13, 2012.
Son Of Perdition was released March 2012 via Victory Records.Add to My Radar
North Carolina’s own melodic death metal band Wretched have released the video for the first single off their upcoming album. The song is called”Dilated Disappointment” and comes from the album Son of Perdition due out March 26 on Victory Records.
You can find the video and the band’s description of the song right here.
Wretched will be joining the 2012 Metal Alliance tour in support of the album. They will be playing with bands like Job for a Cowboy, 3 Inches of Blood and more. You can see the dates and details here.Add to My Radar
North Carolina melodic death metallers, Wretched, have announced they are working on a new album entitled “Son Of Perdition.” The new album is going to be produced by Jamie King in The Basement Studio in Winston Salem, North Carolina. This will also be their first album to feature Adam Cody and Andrew Grevey. Guitarist Steve Funderburk has claimed that the album will be more melodic and has also stated:
“Lyrically, the fans can expect an apocalyptic-type theme that portrays a very personal experience. This record will include some of our darkest and most mature material written to date.”
“Son Of Perdition” will be released March 27th through Victory Records.Add to My Radar
North Carolina’s melodic death metal shredders Wretched have debuted the video for “My Carrion” from their latest album “Beyond the Gate”. Wretched may have begun as a jam band in 2005, but Steven Funderburk (guitar) and Marshall Wieczorek (drums) knew the first time that they played together there was a strong connection. Throughout the past few years, the band has progressed in awareness of music theory and composition, allowing them to create distinctive, quality music. “We always make sure our songs and music are structured very well and are carefully thought out,” states Funderburk, “we put feeling and soul into our music.” This is no more evident than in their new video for “My Carrion.” The band brings vicious guitar solos, masterfully crafted drumming, and commanding vocals to the desert – allowing nothing but the ripping musicianship to shine. Wretched’s “Beyond The Gate” is available now from Victory Records.
Check out the “My Carrion” video and full list of “Exodus of America” Tour Dates here.Add to My Radar
Charlotte, North Carolina Melodic Death Metal band Wretched and MetalUndergound.com premiered a new music video of the song “Cimmerian Shamballa” from their newest album “Beyond the Gate”. The album was released in early August through Victory Records.
Wretched has been on tour with ABACABB which will be ending in early December.
For the video and remaining tour dates click here.Add to My Radar