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Dying Fetus Premiers Video - Duane Endorses GrindStix...
Monday, 16 April 2007 17:52

Dying Fetus has debuted the first video from their brand new album War of Attrition, for the track “Homicidal Retribution”, exclusively at www.singingfool.com (if you have problems with FireFox, just open this link in Internet Explorer). We would also like to announce that Duane Timlin is now endorsing GrindStix! He  will be playing the Hickory Blast 5B - Wood Tips. You can learn more about our sticks at www.grindstix.com

The “Homicidal Retribution” video was lensed by director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS) and producer Kim Resteghini for Raging Nation Films (TRIVIUM, SHADOWS FALL, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE  PLAN, UNEARTH) at Philadelphia’s historic Eastern State Penitentiary. The video’s premise is that of an accused man spending a life-time in prison. Photos from the shoot can be viewed here. “Homicidal Retribution” can also be heard via this War of Attrition media player (www.relapse.com/ECARDS/df/). 

Additionally, DYING FETUS has added more dates to their previously announced headlining tours in support of War of Attrition. The first tour will be the band’s first return to Europe in two years and includes support from SKINLESS, CATTLE DECAPITATION and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH for the “War of Attrition European Tour 2007”. The second will be a three-week tour of Canada during June with a Northern U.S. run to immediately follow. A complete listing of confirmed DYING FETUS tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon. Click on "Read More" for tour dates!


 
Marco Minnemann Touring With Necrophagist
Friday, 13 April 2007 18:11

Last week German death metal band NECROPHAGIST announced the addition of world renowned drummer Marco Minnemann to their line-up. Minnemann will begin playing drums for NECROPHAGIST on the band’s upcoming headlining North American tour, the ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’ featuring NECROPHAGIST label-mates CEPHALIC CARNAGE as well as DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS and more.

The ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’ will begin June 1st and is sponsored by Revolver Magazine, Ibanez Guitars, Tama Drums, Fixion Media and Jaxprints. Prior to the start of the ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’, Minnemann will be performing select NECROPHAGIST songs at his upcoming drum clinics. Click "Read More" for a listing of clinic and tour dates.


 
Dublin Death Patrol Re-Emerges!
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:10

Friday The 13th Dublin Death Patrol Re-Emerges From The Bay Area Thrash Scene!!! 

The  collaboration of long time friends and members of  the Dublin Death Patrol (DDP) Testament Vocalist Chuck Billy originally teamed up with fellow Dublin California ragers;  Willy Lange (Rampage, Laaz Rockit),  Steve ZETRO Souza (Original Testament Vocalist/Exodus Vocalist) and three of the  Billy Brother s as well as some other local Dublin boys. The seeds were planted in or about 1980 with a bay area thrash band called Dublin Death PatrolRampage featuring neighborhood kids from Dublin California, Chuck Billy with his brother Andy Billy, Greg Bustamante, Ernie Boehm and Willie Lange. The guys were about 18 years old and had all known each other since they were about 5.  The guys grew up listening  to a variety of bands from Zepplin, Kiss, Aerosmith to The Dead Kennedys and The Sex Pistols; and were influenced by the sounds of the  late 70’s and early 80’s.  This  time period was a great time for a bunch of kids who lived out in the burbs, and the boys from Dublin with their long hair and their naïve attitudes would go to the clubs to rage and see The Dead Kennedy’s and  whatever punk shows that  trails through the Bay area.    Willie Lange recalls,  “ We learned quickly that people in the big city were a little different”. The boys from Dublin got into more than a few fights before any reputation was established and hence the Dublin Death Patrol was born. Most of the guys that comprised the “Patrol” were big boys with quite an edge to them. Willy states, “We were out to make a name for ourselves and word spread quick that we were not to be fucked with!  

One legendary incident that gets brought up (and laughed about) is the time that Willy Lange was playing his first gig with Laaz Rockit in the  early 1980’s and The boy’s from Metallica were doing a radio show with Ron Quintana on a college station, Willy remembers, “ Everybody used to listen to Ron on KUSF in the beginning of what now is known has the famous Bay Area Metal scene of the early eighties. Ron was talking about our show that night and the fact it was my first gig with Laaz. Lars and James were making fun of my name calling me Lilly Wang. People were calling me and telling me this. Word got back to James and Lars that the “Patrol” were about to inflict maximum damage on them”.  One day Chuck Billy and Greg Bustamante and Willy Lange were kicking back at their apartment when they received a call from Lars and he was begging that the DDP didn’t fuck them up because they didn’t mean any disrespect and didn’t have insurance. Willy told Lars, “We never had any intention of fuckin with them and that we were totally cool. That was the kind of reputation we had.”


 


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