Nick Schendzielos, bassist of Job For A Cowboy, will be forced to sit out the first few weeks of the Summer Slaughter Tour due to his girlfriend being involved in a head-on collision on her scooter. Mike “Gunface” McKenzie from The Red Chord will be taking his place during that time. All tour dates for the festival, which is headlined by Cannibal Corpse and features bands such as Periphery, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, and more, can be seen below.
Comments Schendzielos: “Hey friends: On June 28, immediately after landing in Boston to rehearse for Puerto Rico/Summer Slaughter, my girlfriend was in a head-on collision on her scooter. She sustained very serious head and bodily injuries. I flew right home, and we’ve been in the ICU for a week and are still in the hospital to make sure everything is okay. She needs 24/7 supervision for at least two weeks once we get out of here, so I’m very grateful to announce that Gunface from The Red Chord is going to help me out filling in on Summer Slaughter until I can meet back up with it. We love the dude very much and it’s going to be really cool for both JFAC and TRC fans to see. Enormous thanks for understanding this difficult situation and I’ll be back as soon as possible!”
Adds McKenzie: “I’m excited to be playing with JFAC on this tour. Great dudes in this band as well as in the bands on Summer Slaughter. Playing bass is a little different for me but definitely an interesting challenge. I’m definitely looking forward to getting out on the road again. Nick’s bass work is incredible and I’m working hard to get all of his parts down. Sending positive vibes out to him and his lady.”
My best wishes go out to Schendzielos’ girlfriend on a speedy recovery. READ MORE
The ever sexy yet always terrifying Kittie have released a video for Empires (Part Two), which comes off their upcoming new album I’ve Failed You. The video is one of two videos that were shot with David Brodsky (Whitechapel, As I Lay Dying, In This Moment, The Red Chord), so I’ll be keeping an eye out for the second one to post when it comes out!
Let me get this off my chest right now: I hate PETA. Like, really hate them. They’re hypocrites and liars and I’m sick of hearing people talk about how glorious they are. That being said, I love me some GWAR and their hilarious promotional materials for just about any situation. Below is the first collaborative effort between GWAR and PETA2, entitled ‘Fight Humans, Not Dogs’. GWAR will be filming another such infomercial next month, so keep them peepers peeled!
The Contortionist’s brand new Good Fight Music debut, Exoplanet, is in stores today! Also, the band is pleased to announce exciting news about their upcoming fall touring season! The Contortionist will hit the road with War Of Ages, The Color Morale, The Great Commission, and Legend from October 8th through October 22nd, and will continue across the states with The Acacia Strain, Terror, The Red Chord, and Gaza from October 29th through November 20th! See below for all current tour dates, and make sure to catch The Contortionist ripping up a stage near you!
Montreal extreme metal purists, ION DISSONANCE, have released the first song, “After Everything That’s Happened, What Did You Expect,” from their highly anticipated debut Century Media release, Cursed. The track can be streamed at their MySpace page or below:
Cursed, was tracked at .357 Productions with ION DISSONANCE guitar player, Antoine Lussier at the production helm. It is scheduled for release on August 24th. The album’s official track listing can be viewed after the jump.
Summer Slaughter – North America’s most extreme tour for underground metal – is returning to the U.S. and Canada in July!
The 31-date tour features headliners Decapitated from Poland plus The Faceless, All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, Veil Of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals As Leaders, and Vital Remains and launches in San Diego, California on July 17th. Tickets will cost between $18 – $20 in advance almost everywhere with the exception of Los Angeles and New York City.
States guitarist Vogg of the tour’s headlining act Decapitated: “After a couple years of silence, Decapitated will return to the U.S. & Canada to headline Summer Slaughter Tour 2010!!! We will kick your asses again together with The Faceless, Cephalic Carnage, Vital Remains, and all those other amazing bands!!! See you guys soon and be ready for one of the loudest tours of the year!!! Can’t wait!!!”
Boston, Mass grind metalers The Red Chord are confirmed for this summer’s Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Decapitated, The Faceless, All Shall Perish, Veil of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals As Leaders, and Vital Remains. The tour kicks off in San Diego, CA on Saturday July 17 and finishes up in San Francisco, CA on Monday August 23.
Here’s what bassist Greg Weeks has to say about being out on the tour; “Summer Slaughter! Looking forward to old friends, new friends, borrowed and blue friends, cookouts, dance-offs, smelly people, burgers, long van rides, karate lessons, octopus balls, seedy areas, elastic waistband jeans, laughter and enjoying myself. See you there!!!”
Vocalist Guy Kozowyk adds; “We are excited to perform on a tour of bands slightly closer to our core style. It has been a while. Hopefully volcanoes and other natural disasters don’t piss on our parade this time around. Fingers are crossed!”
Forced to miss its European tour with Rotten Sound and Aborted due to the effects of the recent volcano in Iceland, The Red Chord has lined up an amazing weekend’s worth of shows for fans on the East Coast.
Saturday, April 24, The Red Chord will play the main stage at the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in Worcester, MA, alongside Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, and Job For A Cowboy. This last-minute NEMHF appearance is a homecoming of sorts for The Red Chord who hail from nearby Boston and who have played the now-legendary fest five times, starting in 2003.
Sunday, April 25, The Red Chord heads to Brooklyn, NY, to headline a show at Public Assembly with Premonitions Of War and Tiger Flowers. This is an ultra rare opportunity for fans to witness The Red Chord at a tiny venue. The alliance between The Red Chord and Premonitions Of War dates back to 2003 when the two bands teamed up on a self-booked US tour (along with none other than Between The Buried And Me!). The Red Chord frontman Guy Kozowyk went on to release a Premonitions Of War CD, Glorified Dirt + The True Face of Panic, on his label, Black Market Activities.
I’m super excited to present you with an exclusive premier for the latest video from one of my favorite modern metal bands, The Red Chord. Demoralizer, off the band’s latest release Fed Through the Teeth Machine, was shot on vocalist Guy Kozowyk’s property in an abandoned ceramics factory on Halloween and showcases some pretty gruesome illustrations by artist Tim Kellen, which were animated and brought to life by director Dave Brodsky of MyGoodEye. The artist used charcoal, meat, grape jelly, and chicken-guts in his illustrations, giving the Demoralizer video a truly bizarre appearance. Read on to check it out!
The Red Chord will be performing with original drummer, Michael Justian at all upcoming shows. Justian has not publicly performed with the group since the Maryland Deathfest of 2004, and replaces recently departed drummer, Brad Fickeisen. Justian left The Red Chord at the end of 2003, joined Unearth in 2004 and also spent time filling in for Trap Them, Earth Crisis, Shai Hulud and 108 in the interim.
Says guitarist, Mike McKenzie, “It’s great to be jamming with Mike again. His approach to drumming is truly unique and amazing. Even though it has been about 6 years since he has played this stuff, his playing is stronger than ever. We’ve rehearsed almost every day for the last month and we can’t wait to do this live again.”
The first show with the adjusted line up will be this Wednesday, February 10th at the Hideaway in Johnson City, TN before meeting up with My Children My Bride, Chelsea Grin and Those Who Lie Beneath on the Burgers and Bowling Tour. READ MORE
The Red Chord have released their most unrelenting album to date in Fed Through The Teeth Machine and are taking their show back on the road this Spring with a headlining tour!
They’re bringing some of most talked about up and coming metal bands in the scene including Mychildren Mybride, Chelsea Grin and Those Who Lie Beneath.
Everyone that’s seen The Red Chord live knows they have one of the most energetic and genuinely all around fun stage shows in metal. Couple that with the youthful vitality of the rest of the bands on the tour and metal fans across the US will be in for a night of huge pits, wrestling vocalists for mics and shredding en masse. READ MORE
I love to see bands like this break through and get the respect they deserve, The Red Chord’s “Through The Teeth Machine” landed them on the Billboard Top 200 at spot #180. They’re currently on tour with fellow Metal Blade label mates Gwar and Job For A Cowboy.
1st week US Chart Numbers:
Billboard Top 200 Albums debut @ #180
Billboard Hard Music Chart debut @ #34
Billboard Heatseeker Chart debut @ #6