Sunday, September 29, 2013

Zombie Walk Seoul 2013

One of the highlights of my year is the Zombie Walk. I can be in NYC or Phoenix or anywhere: if there is a Zombie Walk... I"m so there! This year is no exception. I attended the Zombie Walk Seoul on September 28, 2013. This is the 3rd year it's been run and it was stellar! Over 600 people said they'd attend via Facebook and a good 50 to 60 were there at the beginning of the walk. This bloomed to a good 200 on the walk itself. The route wound its way through the HongDae area of Seoul, Korea. This is near the Hong Ik University. It is a great route.

You'd think this happens every day. Spectators varied from the interested to the "I'll record this on my phone." to those truly scared to those who couldn't give a toss. Everyone was super cool and fun. I think it's the zombie make-up and characters that are affected when in costume. It brings out the best in people. The after shenanigans occurred in HongDae Park with live music, an impromptu dance group, and loads of photos.

If you are an aficionado of Zombie Walks, this one should be on your list of Zombie Walks to attend!

Zombie Walk Seoul














Monday, September 23, 2013

Ill Nino 2013 Tour Dates

OK - Epidemia is an album I like. Epidemia review for This Is Not A Scene I blast it frequently on the subway and subsequent walk home. I'm sure I'm singing (very badly) at the top of my lungs. Luckily, the Koreans and Foreigners in my neighbourhood are too polite to do anything but stare and smile. Unluckily, I'll be in same said Korean neighbourhood when Ill Nino hits the road this fall. This is a tour you HAVE TO check out. They kill it live and are supporting an album that is just gobsmackingly heavy.

North America Epidemia Tour 2013

9/28/13 Houston, TX - Scout Bar...
9/29/13 San Antonio, TX - Tequila Rock Room
10/1/13 Dallas, TX - Trees
10/2/13 Oklahoma City, OK - The Chameleon Room
10/3/13 New Orleans, LA - Hangar 13
10/4/13 Winter Park, FL - The Haven Lounge
10/5/13 Jacksonville, FL - Brewster’s Rock Bar
10/6/13 St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theater
10/8/13 Spring Lake Park, MN - POV’s
10/9/13 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Bar
10/10/13 Joliet, IL - Mojoe’s
10/11/13 Detroit, MI - I-Rock Nightclub
10/12/13 Marion, OH - Tinks Rock House
10/13/13 Louisville, KY - The Vernon Club
10/15/13 Pittsburgh, PA - The Altar Bar
10/18/13 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
10/19/13 Nashua, NH - Bernie’s
10/20/13 New York, NY - The Gramercy Theater
10/22/13 Springfield, VA - Empire
10/23/13 Wilmington, NC - Ziggy’s By The Sea
10/24/13 Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
10/25/13 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10/26/13 Fayetteville, NC - The Drunk Horse Pub
10/27/13 West Chester, PA - The Note

An open letter from Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot

Passing this along from The Guardian. It's an open letter from Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. It's a brutal read. A huge miscarriage of justice in a place that knows no justice. An artist, musician, soul is suffering. 
Photo by Ben Hoyle
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
theguardian.com,      
Beginning Monday, 23 September, I am going on hunger strike. This is an extreme method, but I am convinced that it is my only way out of my current situation.
The penal colony administration refuses to hear me. But I, in turn, refuse to back down from my demands. I will not remain silent, resigned to watch as my fellow prisoners collapse under the strain of slavery-like conditions. I demand that the colony administration respect human rights; I demand that the Mordovia camp function in accordance with the law. I demand that we be treated like human beings, not slaves.
It has been a year since I arrived at Penal Colony No 14 in the Mordovian village of Parts. As the prisoner saying goes: "Those who never did time in Mordovia never did time at all." I started hearing about Mordovian prison colonies while I was still being held at Pre-Trial Detention Centre No 6 in Moscow. They have the highest levels of security, the longest workdays, and the most flagrant rights violation. When they send you off to Mordovia, it is as though you're headed to the scaffold. Until the very last moment, they keep hoping: "Perhaps they won't send you to Mordovia after all? Maybe it will blow over?" Nothing blew over, and in the autumn of 2012, I arrived at the camp on the banks of the Partsa River.
Mordovia greeted me with the words of the deputy chief of the penal colony, Lieutenant Colonel Kupriyanov, who is the de facto head administrator of our colony. "You should know that when it comes to politics, I am a Stalinist." Colonel Kulagin, the other head administrator — the colony is run in tandem — called me in for a conversation on my first day here with the objective to force me to confess my guilt. "A misfortune has befallen you. Isn't that so? You've been sentenced to two years in the colony. People usually change their minds when bad things happen to them. If you want to be paroled as soon as possible, you have to confess your guilt. If you don't, you won't get parole." I told him right away that I would only work the 8 hours a day required by the labour code. "The code is one thing — what really matters is fulfilling your quota. If you don't, you work overtime. You should know that we have broken stronger wills than yours!" was Kulagin's response.
My brigade in the sewing shop works 16 to 17 hours a day. From 7.30am to 12.30am. At best, we get four hours of sleep a night. We have a day off once every month and a half. We work almost every Sunday. Prisoners submit petitions to work on weekends "out of [their] own desire". In actuality, there is, of course, no desire to speak of. These petitions are written on the orders of the administration and under pressure from the prisoners that help enforce it.
No one dares to disobey these orders and not submit such petitions regarding entering the work zone on Sunday, which means working until 1 am. Once, a 50-year-old woman asked to go back to the residential zone at 8pm instead of 12.30am so she could go to bed at 10 pm and get eight hours of sleep just once a week. She was feeling ill; she had high blood pressure. In response, they held a unit meeting in order to take the woman down, insult and humiliate her, branding her a parasite. "What, do you think you're the only one who wants more sleep? You need to work harder, you cow!" When someone from the brigade doesn't come to work on doctor's orders, they're bullied as well. "I worked when I had a fever of 40C and it was fine. What are you thinking —w ho is going to pick up the slack for you?"
My residential unit in the camp greeted me with the words of a fellow prisoner finishing off her nine-year term. "The pigs are scared to touch you themselves. They want to do it with the hands of the inmates." In the colony, the inmates in charge of the brigades as well as their senior members are the ones tasked with depriving fellow inmates' rights, terrorising them, and turning them into speechless slaves — all on the orders of the administration.
For the maintenance of discipline and obedience, there is a widely implemented system of unofficial punishments. Prisoners are forced to "stay in the lokalka [a fenced-off passageway between two areas in the camp] until lights out" (the prisoner is forbidden to go into the barracks — whether it be autumnl or winter. In the second brigade, consisting of the disabled and elderly, there was a woman who ended up getting such bad frostbite after a day in the lokalka they had to amputate her fingers and one of her feet); "lose hygiene privileges" (the prisoner is forbidden to wash themselves or use the bathroom); "lose commissary and tea-room privileges" (the prisoner is forbidden to eat their own food, or drink beverages). It's both funny and frightening when a 40-year-old woman tells you: "Looks like we're being punished today! I wonder whether we're going to be punished tomorrow, too." She can't leave the sewing workshop to pee or get a piece of candy from her purse. It's forbidden.
Thinking only of sleep and a sip of tea, the harassed and dirty prisoner becomes obedient putty in the hands of the administration, which sees us solely as free slave labor. Thus, in June 2013, my salary was 29 (29!) rubles [57p] for the month. Our brigade sews 150 police uniforms per day. Where does the money they get for them go?
The camp has been allocated funding to buy completely new equipment a number of times. However, the administration has limited itself to repainting the sewing machines with the hands of its labourers. We sew using physically and morally exhausted machinery. According to the labour code, when equipment does not correspond with current industry standards, quotas must be lowered in relation to typical trade conventions. But the quotas only rise, and suddenly and miraculously at that. "If you let them see that you can deliver 100 uniforms, they'll raise the minimum to 120!" say veteran machine-runners. And you can't fail to deliver, either, or else your whole unit will be punished, the entire brigade. The punishment will be, for instance, that all of you will be forced to stand in the quad for hours. Without permission to use the bathroom. Without permission to take a sip of water.
Two weeks ago, the production quotas for all colony brigades was arbitrarily increased by 50 units. If previously the minimum had been 100 uniforms per day, now it is 150. According to the labour code, workers must be notified of a change in the production quota no less than two months before it is enforced. At PC-14, we just woke up one day to find we had a new quota because the idea happened to have popped into the heads of the administrators of our "sweatshop" (that's what the prisoners call the colony). The number of people in the brigade decreases (they are released or transferred), but the quota grows. As a result, those left behind have to work harder and harder. The mechanics say that they don't have the parts necessary to repair the machinery and that they will not be getting them. "There are no parts! When will they come? Are you kidding? This is Russia. Why even ask that question?" During my first few months in the work zone, I practically became a mechanic. I taught myself out of necessity. I threw myself at my machine, screwdriver in hand, desperate to fix it. Your hands are pierced with needle-marks and covered in scratches, your blood is all over the work table, but still, you keep sewing. You are a part of the assembly line, and you have to complete your task as well as the experienced sewers. Meanwhile, the damn machine keeps breaking down. Because you're new and there's a deficit, you end up with the worst equipment — the weakest motor on the line. And now it's broken down again, and once again, you run to find the mechanic, who is impossible to find. They yell at you, they berate you for slowing down production. There are no sewing classes at the colony, either. Newbies are unceremoniously sat down in front of their machines and given their assignments.
"If you weren't Tolokonnikova, you would have had the shit kicked out of you a long time ago," say fellow prisoners with close ties to the administration. It's true: others are beaten up. For not being able to keep up. They hit them in the kidneys, in the face. Prisoners themselves deliver these beatings and not a single one of them is done without the approval and full knowledge of the administration. A year ago, before I came here, a gypsy woman in the third unit was beaten to death (the third is the pressure unit where they put prisoners that need to undergo daily beatings). She died in the medical unit of PC-14. The administration was able to cover it up: the official cause of death was a stroke. In another unit, new seamstresses who couldn't keep up were undressed and forced to sew naked. No one dares complain to the administration because all they will do is smile and send the prisoner back into the unit, where the "snitch" will be beaten on the orders of that same administration. For the colony administration, controlled hazing is a convenient method for forcing prisoners into total submission to their systemic abuse of human rights.
A threatening, anxious atmosphere pervades the work zone. Eternally sleep-deprived, overwhelmed by the endless race to fulfill inhumanly large quotas, prisoners are always on the verge of breaking down, screaming at each other, fighting over the smallest things. Just recently, a young woman got stabbed in the head with a pair of scissors because she didn't turn in a pair of pants on time. Another tried to cut her own stomach open with a hacksaw. They stopped her.
Those who found themselves in PC-14 in 2010, the year of smoke and fire, said that while the wildfires were approaching the colony walls, prisoners continued to go to the work zone and fulfill their quotas. Due to the smoke, you couldn't see two metres in front of you, but, covering their faces in wet handkerchiefs, they all went to work nonetheless. Because of the emergency conditions, prisoners weren't taken to the cafeteria for meals. Several women told me that they were so horribly hungry they started writing diaries in order to document the horror of what was happening to them. When the fires were finally put out, camp security thoroughly rooted these diaries out so that none of them would make it to the outside.
The hygienic and residential conditions of the camp are calculated to make the prisoner feel like a filthy animal without any rights. Although there are "hygiene rooms" in the dormitories, there is also "general hygiene room" with a corrective and punitive purpose. This room has a capacity of five; however, all 800 colony prisoners are sent there to wash themselves. We do not have to wash ourselves in the hygiene rooms in our barracks — that would be too easy. In the "general hygiene room", in the eternal press, women with little tubs attempt to wash their "nursemaids" (as they call them in Mordovia) as fast as they can, heaped onto one another. We are allowed to wash our hair once a week. However, even this bathing day gets cancelled. A pump will break or the plumbing will be stopped up. At times, my unit was unable to bathe for two to three weeks.
When the plumbing breaks down, urine splashes and clumps of faeces fly out of the hygiene rooms. We've learned to unclog the pipes ourselves, but our successes are short-lived — they soon get stopped up again. The colony does not have a snake for cleaning out the pipes. We get to do laundry once a week. The laundry is a small room with three faucets pouring weak streams of cold water.
It must also be a corrective measure to only give prisoners stale bread, heavily watered-down milk, exclusively rusted millet and rotten potatoes. This summer, they brought in sacks of slimy, black potatoes in bulk. Then they fed them to us.
The living and working-condition violations at PC-14 are endless. However, my main and most important grievance is bigger than any one of these. It is that the colony administration prevents any complaints or claims regarding conditions at PC-14 from leaving colony walls by the harshest means available. The administration forces people to remain silent. It does not scorn stooping to the very lowest and cruelest means to this end. All of the other problems come from this one — the increased quotas, the 16-hour work day, and so on. The administration feels untouchable; it heedlessly oppresses prisoners with growing severity. I couldn't understand why everyone kept silent until I found myself faced with the avalanche of obstacles that falls on the prisoner who decides to speak out. Complaints simply do not leave the prison. The only chance is to complain through a lawyer or relatives. The administration, petty and vengeful, will meanwhile use all of its mechanisms for putting pressure on the prisoner so she will see that her complaints will not help anyone, but only make thing worse. They use collective punishment: you complain there's no hot water, and they turn it off entirely.
In May 2013, my lawyer Dmitry Dinze filed a complaint about the conditions at PC-14 with the prosecutor's office. The deputy head of the colony, Lieutenant Colonel Kupriyanov, instantly made conditions at the camp unbearable. There was search after search, a flood of reports on all of my acquaintances, the seizure of warm clothes, and threats of seizure of warm footwear. At work, they get revenge with complicated sewing assignments, increased quotas, and fabricated malfunctions. The leaders of the unit next to mine, Lieutenant Colonel Kupriyanov's right hands, openly requested that prisoners interfere with my work output so that I could be sent to the punishment cell for "damaging government property." They also ordered prisoners to provoke a fight with me.
It is possible to tolerate anything as long as it only affects you. But the method of collective punishment is bigger than that. It means that your unit, or even the entire colony, is required to endure your punishment along with you. This includes, worst of all, people you've come to care about. One of my friends was denied parole, for which she had been awaiting seven years, working hard to exceed her work quotas. She was reprimanded for drinking tea with me. That day, Lieutenant Colonel Kupriyanov transferred her to another unit. Another close acquaintance of mine, a very well-educated woman, was thrown into the "stress unit" for daily beatings because she was reading and discussing a Justice Department document with me, entitled: "Regulations for the code of conduct at correctional facilities." They filed reports on everyone who talked to me. It hurt me that people I cared about were forced to suffer. Grinning, Lieutenant Colonel Kupriyanov told me then, "You probably don't have any friends left!" He explained that everything was happening because of Dinze's complaint.
Now I see that I should have gone on hunger strike in May when I was first found myself in this situation. However, the tremendous pressure that the administration had put on my fellow prisoners due to my actions led me to stop the process of filing complaints about the conditions in the colony.
Three weeks ago, on 30 August, I asked Lieutenant Colonel Kupriyanov to grant the prisoners in my work brigade eight hours of sleep. We were discussing decreasing the workday from 16 to 12 hours. "Fine, starting Monday, the brigade will only work for eight hours at a time," he replied. I knew this was another trap because it is physically impossible to fulfill the increased quota in 8 hours. Thus, the brigade will not have time and subsequently face punishment. "If anyone finds out that you're the one behind this, you'll never complain again," the Lieutenant Colonel continued. "After all, there's nothing to complain about in the afterlife." Kupriyanov paused. "And finally, never request things for other people. Only ask for things for yourself. I've been working in the camps for many years, and those who come to me asking for things for other people go directly from my office to the punishment cell. You're the first person this won't happen to."
Over the course of the following weeks, life in my unit and work brigade became impossible. Prisoners with close ties to the administration began egging on the others to get revenge. "You're forbidden to have tea and food, from taking bathroom breaks, and smoking for a week. Now you're always going to be punished unless you start behaving differently with the newbies and especially with Tolokonnikova. Treat them like the old-timers used to treat you. Were you beaten? Of course you were. Did they rip your mouths? They did. Fuck them up. You won't get punished."
Over and over, they attempt to get me to fight one of them, but what's the point of fighting with people who aren't in charge of themselves, who are only acting on the orders of the administration?
Mordovian prisoners are afraid of their own shadows. They are completely terrified. If only yesterday they were well-disposed toward you and begging, "Do something about the 16 hour work day!" after the administration started going after me, they're afraid to even speak to me.
I turned to the administration with a proposal for dealing with the conflict. I asked that they release me from the pressure manufactured by them and enacted by the prisoners they control; that they abolish slave labour at the colony by cutting the length of the workday and decreasing the quotas so that they correspond with the law. The pressure has only increased. Therefore, beginning 23 September, I am going on hunger strike and refusing to participate in colony slave labor. I will do this until the administration starts obeying the law and stops treating incarcerated women like cattle ejected from the realm of justice for the purpose of stoking the production of the sewing industry; until they start treating us like humans.
Translation: Bela Shayevich of n+1 magazine, which has covered thePussy Riot case extensively

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cauldron - Nitebreaker (video)

Cauldron's latest album, Tomorrow's Lost, is available now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl LP.  Get the album now in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/cauldron or in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/cauldron   Tomorrow's Lost is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/MFZT9G

Cauldron - Nitebreaker



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Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Browning Tour Dates (Fall 2013)

Sep. 20 - Portage, IN - Camelot Hall
Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre
Sep. 22 - Muskegon, MI - Club Envy
Sep. 24 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Sep. 27 - Providence, RI - Loft 71
Sep. 28 - Lemoyne, PA - Championship
Sep. 29 - New York, NY - Tobacco Road
Oct. 01 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Oct. 02 - Jeannette, PA - Gators
Oct. 03 - Stanhope, NJ - Stanhope House
Oct. 04 - Trenton, NJ - Championships
Oct. 05 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom
Oct. 06 - Frederick, MD - Cafe 611
Oct. 08 - Fayetteville, NC - The Drunken Horse Pub
Oct. 09 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's Winston Inc.
Oct. 10 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
Oct. 11 - Orlando, FL - The Backbooth
Oct. 12 - Ybor City, FL - Orpheum
Oct. 13 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbit
Oct. 17 - Little Rock, AZ - Downtown Music Hall
Oct. 19 - St. Louis, MO - The Mag Magician
Oct. 20 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Chameleon Room
Oct. 22 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
Oct. 23 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Oct. 25 - Corpus Christi, TX - Zero's Hard Rock Club
Oct. 26 - Grand Prairie, TX - Quik Trip Park
Oct. 27 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
Oct. 28 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Oct. 29 - Lancaster, CA - Industry Theater
Oct. 30 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Oct. 31 - Klamath Falls, OR - Klamath County Fair
Nov. 01 - Richland, WA - Ray's Golden Lion
Nov. 02 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Nov. 03 - Missoula, MT - Palace
Nov. 04 - Billings, MT - Railyard
Nov. 05 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Nov. 06 - Kansas City, MO - Czar
Nov. 08 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Nov. 09 - Sauk Rapids, MN - Bubba's
Nov. 10 - Burnsville, MN - The Garage


When The Deadbolt Breaks - The Scavengers Daughter

You want some nice old fashioned southern groove in your guitars? Want that mixed with a wall of sound that's almost doomy? How about some spacey vocals that swim just below the surface? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I give you... When The Deadbolt Breaks.

"The Scavengers Daughter" is the first track from the upcoming album Drifting Towards the Edge of the Earth. The first single is a seven and a half minute opus that has shades of Metallica, shades of death metal, shades of southern rock, shades of 70s trippy prog metal. Yet the song flows awesomely. Throughout the song, it never looses the GROOVE!!! The song is nothing short of fantastical.

I anticipate the album being just as extensive as it's over two hours spread on a double CD. You can pick up When The Deadbolt Breaks fourth CD Drifting Towards the Edge of the Earth on October 1.
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Dark Horse Takes Home Three HARVEY Awards!

DARK HORSE TAKES HOME THREE HARVEYS!


MILWAUKIE, OR, September 11—This past Saturday, Dark Horse Comics, the premier independent publisher in the industry, took home an impressive number of awards at this year’s Harvey Awards ceremony.

The Harvey is one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. Held annually at Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over twenty categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Below is a list of Dark Horse’s wins:

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson. A multiple Eisner Award (2012, 2013) and 2012 Harvey Award winner, this legendary, premier anthology is back and here to stay! The eighty-page spectacular Dark Horse Presents returns with all-new stories.

Best American Edition of Foreign Material
Blacksad: A Silent Hell, by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido. A multiple Eisner Award (2011, 2013) and 2011 Harvey Award winner, the first Blacksad collection is already in its sixth printing and approaching 20,000 copies sold! In A Silent Hell, Detective John Blacksad returns, with a new case that takes him to a 1950s New Orleans filled with hot jazz and cold-blooded murder!

Best Online Comics Work
Battlepug, by Mike Norton. An epic tale of blood and drool from the artist of The Answer! and Revival.

Congratulations to all winners and nominees!



Cara Neir - Portals to a Better, Dead World

Every once in a while you need music that is cathartic. You need music that is an assault on the senses. You need music that will draw you in, make you sweat, and then spit you out. This is my first experience with Cara Neir. Cara Neir's new album Portals to a Better, Dead World exposes your deepest darkest demons. The album is relentless. The vocals menacing. The guitars a constant barrage. Portals doesn't pause to let you catch a breath. Sometimes you can't put into words what an album is truly like and Portals to a Better, Dead World is one of those albums. Cara Neir created something visceral. Portals to a Better, Dead World has to be experienced; felt. It's music that washes over you and creates colours and patterns and emotion. I suspect "Peridot", "Closing Doors", "Red Moon Foreboding", "Dust Collector", "Forlorn Love", "Exalting the Shadow Proprietor", and "3,380 Pounds" will touch something different in each listener. Cara Neir's Portals to a Better, Dead World is music for the enlightened or those who wish to be enlightened.

Garry Brents and Chris Francis are described as an "experimental black metal" band. They blend elements of speed metal, progressive metal, acid jazz, and black metal to create something that is beyond amazing. The sounds of Portals is an amalgam of Tool, System of a Down, and Mars Volta.

Portals to a Better, Dead World will be a vinyl release on October 31, 2013. 500 12" will be pressed with 100 on smoke green and the remaining 400 on black vinyl. Limited special packages featuring a bonus cassette and shirt can be purchased from Broken Limbs while supplies last.

Pre-Order LP from Broken Limbs
Cara Neir - Stagnant Perceptions (2011)

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Skeletonwitch - I Am of Death

OK - I am biased. I totally love Skeletonwitch. They are beyond bitchen live. Their albums are furious. And hey, they are just totally nice dudes (well, they were to me!)

Bloody Disgusting presents: Skeletonwitch - I Am of Death




Oh, you want an actual review of the song? It's frakking awesome! You will headbang until your heart's content. Growly vocals done right. Guitar riffage that is gobsmackingly amazing. Solid frenetic drumming. Skeletonwitch have put the right foot forward yet again!

Ten years ago, brothers Nate and Chance Garnette joined forces with Scott Hedrick in a new band they opted to call SKELETONWITCH. A decade later, the blackened metal powerhouse commemorates their anniversary with the world premiere of the slasher/classic horror-themed music video for "I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)," a new song from the group's highly anticipated fifth studio offering, Serpents Unleashed. 

Comments Nate, "It's never a bad time when you combine 100 beers, several bloody sheep skulls, murder in the woods and five headbanging maniacs. It's an even better time when the end result is a killer classic/slasher video. This time we went with the 'even better time.' Enjoy!"

TOUR DATES 2013

SKELETONWITCH
10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI w/ Ghost B.C.

10/05/2013 Frank's Power Plant - Milwaukee, WI SKELETONWITCH only
10/06/2013 Smith's Downtown - Mishawaka, IN SKELETONWITCH only
10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH w/ Ghost B.C.
10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN w/ Ghost B.C.

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem
10/24/2013 Peabody's Concert Club - Cleveland, OH

10/25/2013 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
10/26/2013 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
10/27/2013 The Met - Pawtucket, RI
10/28/2013 Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
10/29/2013 Le Cercle - Quebec City, QC
10/30/2013 La Tulipe - Montreal, QC
10/31/2013 Ritual - Ottawa, ON
11/01/2013 Rum Runners - London, ON
11/02/2013 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
11/04/2013 Crocks - Thunder Bay, ON
11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre - Winnipeg, MB
11/07/2013 Louis' Pub - Saskatoon, SK
11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre - Edmonton, AB
11/09/2013 The Den - Calgary, AB
11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
11/12/2013 The Center - Spokane, WA
11/13/2013 WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick's Saloon - South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer's - Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX *newly added
11/19/2013 Club Patron - Odessa, TX

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
11/20/2013 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK

11/21/2013 Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
11/22/2013 Firebird - St. Louis, MO
11/23/2013 Blue Moose - Iowa City, IA
11/24/2013 The Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL
11/25/2013 Mojoes of Joliet - Joliet, IL
11/26/2013 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
11/27/2013 The Machine Shop - Flint, MI

w/ Amon Amarth, Enslaved
1/17/2014 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
1/18/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
1/20/2014 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
1/21/2014 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
1/22/2014 House of Blues - Houston, TX
1/24/2014 Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
1/25/2014 The Ritz - Tampa, FL
1/26/2014 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/29/2014 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
1/30/2014 NorVA - Norfolk, VA
1/31/2014 The Fillmore - Silver Springs, MD
2/01/2014 House of Blues - Boston, MA
2/03/2014 TLA - Philadelphia, PA
2/04/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
2/07/2014 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
2/08/2014 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
2/09/2014 Grenada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
2/11/2014 Summit Theatre - Denver, CO
2/12/2014 Murray Theater - Salt Lake City, UT
2/14/2014 The Regency - San Francisco, CA
2/15/2014 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

w/ Amon Amarth
2/16/2014 House of Blues - San Diego, CA

Savage Messiah and Havok 2013 Tour DAtes

Two great tastes that go great together!

SAVAGE MESSIAH have announced a European tour with US thrashers HAVOK.

The "Unnatural Selection" European tour is due to kick off  in Edegem, Belgium, shortly after SAVAGE MESSIAH's headlining UK mini tour.  


SAVAGE MESSIAH guitarist JOFF BAILEY comments:

"We're really excited to announce the news that we'll be hitting the road across Europe this November/December with Havok!  We really can't wait to hit European shores again and tear it up with all the Savages over there!  We've been shut away in the studio all summer working on the new record (which is sounding absolutely brutal by the way!) so when they finally let us loose for our headline tour in October and now across Europe a couple of weeks later with Havok, well, needless to say, we'll burst out fuckin' swinging!  I may even put in place a strict diet of Maiden, Metallica and Rocky montage scenes to fire us up even more!  See you on the road!  STAY SAVAGE!!"

See SAVAGE MESSIAH live on tour at the following shows:



SAVAGE MESSIAH w/ RSJ
Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
Oct. 30 - York, UK - Fibbers
Oct. 31 - Birmingham, UK - The Temple
Nov. 01 - London, UK - Borderline

SAVAGE MESSIAH w/ HAVOK, ANGELUS APATRIDA
Nov. 23 - Edegem, Belgium - JH Nootuitgang
Nov. 25 - London, UK - Underworld
Nov. 26 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov. 27 - Norwich, UK - Epic Studios
Nov. 28 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Nov. 29 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
Nov. 30 - Châlons-en-Champagne, France - Contre Point
Dec. 01 - Nantes, France - Le Ferrailleur
Dec. 02 - Toulouse, France - Le Saint des Seins
Dec. 03 - Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzokia
Dec. 04 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Caracol
Dec. 05 - Valencia, Spain - Rock City
Dec. 06 - Barcelona, Spain - Music Hall
Dec. 07 - Zurich, Switzerland - TBA
Dec. 08 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
Dec. 09 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Dec. 10 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
Dec. 11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Orto Bar
Dec. 12 - Borkovany, Czech Republic - Republica San Bonigo
Dec. 13 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
Dec. 14 - Essen, Germany - Cafe Nova
Dec. 15 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet

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