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Max Kolesne and Krisiun Start North American Tour Tomorrow With Destruction
Monday, 17 March 2014 16:15
Max Kolesne and Brazilian death metal trio Krisiun will be heading back on the road in North America this week with German thrashers Destruction! See below for all upcoming dates.

Mar. 18--The Palladium--Worcester, MA *
Mar. 19--Marlin Roon @ Webster Hall--New York, NY *
Mar. 20--Empire--Springfield, VA *
Mar. 21--Mojo 13--Wilmington, DE *
Mar. 22--Alrosa Villa--Columbus, OH *
Mar. 23--The Casbah--Johnson City, TN *
Mar. 24--Fubar--St. Louis, MO *
Mar. 25--Infest--Austin, TX **
Mar. 26--Tricky Falls--El Paso, TX **
Mar. 27--Joe's Grotto--Phoenix, AZ **
Mar. 28--Cheyenne Saloon--Las Vegas, NV **
Mar. 29--Mirror Image--Anaheim, CA **
Mar. 30--The Whisky--West Hollywood, CA **
Apr. 1--DNA Lounge--San Francisco, CA **
Apr. 2--Studio Seven--Seattle, WA **
Apr. 3--Tonic Lounge--Portland, OR **
Apr. 4--The Venue--Vancouver, BC **
Apr. 5--Pawn Shop--Edmonton, AB **
Apr. 7--Bluebird Theatre--Denver, CO **
Apr. 8--Riot Room--Kansas City, MO **
Apr. 9--Wooly's--Des Moines, IA **
Apr. 10--Reggie's--Chicago, IL **
Apr. 11--Montage Music Hall--Rochester, NY **
Apr. 12--Mod Club--Toronto, ON **
Apr. 13--Salle Multi--Quebec City, QC **
Apr. 14--Foufounes Electriques--Montreal, QC **
*= with WIDOW
**= with EXMORTUS
Krisiun released their latest effort, The Great Execution, to critical acclaim, with press naming it as "one of the best death metal albums of 2011" ( For a preview of The Great Execution, be sure to check out the video for the track "The Will To Potency". To purchase the album, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a CD.
Krisiun online:

Exclusive Track Premier - Create A Kill "Create A Kill" Featuring Gus Rios & Alex Marquez
Thursday, 27 February 2014 01:36

Create A Kill is a new project from drummer Gus Rios (ex: Malevolent Creation/Upon Infliction/Resurrection) which marks Gus' debut as a guitar player and band leader. The vocals written and laid down by Alex Marquez (ex: Malevolent Creation/Soltice) are just nasty and a huge part of why we love the sound these guys have created!

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Gus Comments: "The project started about 2 years ago. I have always been more of a thrash metal than death metal fan, and wanted to hear some new music. so I decided to write my own. I got Alex to sing on it because he's a very talented vocalist (aside from a KILLER drummer too!) and I knew that he would be able to give the music what I was hearing in my head. Then on top of that, I wanted some of my good drummer friends to guest on the record, as it's really more of a guitar project for me. Luckily, I was able to get Tobias Gustaffson from Vomitory and Dirk Verbueren from Soilwork to record some amazing drum tracks for the album. Those guys truly understand the old-school thrash vibe and it comes across on the recordings. As far as release date, due to recent changes in my life I am now able to really focus on this project and hope to have it released by August."
This straight up old-school thrash project reminds us of old Slayer or Dark Angel, with a nice grind element thrown into the mix. There is a lot of fast double bass, blast beats and the music itself is pretty evil & dark, yet still refreshing in a strange way.
Aside from Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork/Bent Sea/Devin Townsend Project), and Tobias Gustaffson of Vomitory appearing on different drum parts, Daniel Gonsalez of Possessed appears on guitars. The record was recorded and produced by Gus Rios.

Gus Rios Leaves Malevolent Creation After Roughly 5 Years
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 22:34

Gus Rios joined Malevolent Creation in 2008 after the departure of Dave Culross in 2007, almost immediately following the release of 'Doomsday-X', which was also recorded and co-mixed by Gus Rios in Mercury Studios Florida. Doomsday-X was released on Nuclear Blast Records and was the tenth studio record released by the band, who in their history have gone through eight pretty amazing drummers! More than we have ever seen be part of one band. Gus also tracked the 2010 Malevolent Creation release, 'Invidious Dominion', released on Nuclear Blast Records, and completed many domestic and International tours with the band.
We understand the band has recently completed their next studio release, but at this point are not sure what will come of it. What we have gathered from a few guys who have heard some of the new material, is that it's some of the best work the band has tracked to date. We will keep you informed of any updates on the next record as they become available. 
A statement from Gus:
"After several years, I have decided to part ways permanently with Malevolent Creation. The simple reason is personal differences. I appreciate all of the people I've worked with during my time with the band and want to thank all of them - I'm sure we'll work together again in the future with another band. Most of all, I would like to thank all of the fans who have supported the band! I'm sure you will continue to support." 
"This opens me up for bands in need of a touring and/or recording drummer, as well as a full-time position if the situation is right. I can be reached on my facebook page here:"
Thank you, 
~Gus Rios
This past January at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, we filmed Jason BittnerGus Rios and Derek Roddy playing Slayer's 'Angel of Death' in tribute to the late Jeff Hanneman. Bittner was on the kit and Rios/Roddy handled the guitar duties. If you have not seen it, you can check it out here.


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