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IHATE – Chris Barnes Launches Vicious New Death Metal Project; Preview Track Posted + Special Pledge Music Preorder Packages Now Available

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Six Feet Under founding throat/Death Metal icon, Chris Barnes, is pleased to bring fans his latest work of sonic deviance in the form of the fittingly christened, IHATE. A venture inadvertently launched between Barnes and multi-instrumentalist/fellow horror enthusiast Bob Taggett, their as-yet-untitled debut promises to deliver eight violent tracks of raw, unrepentant, Death Metal brutality and lyrical depravity.

Relays Barnes of the project’s formation, “Early last year I got a message via Facebook from someone named Bob and Bob said to me, as a lot of people do, ‘I have some songs and I’d like you to sing on them. Can I send you a song so you could check it out?’ I get a lot of these requests and didn’t think too much of it, but since I was just fresh back from a tour and a little bored, I decided to entertain the idea of listening to a song from Bob. After receiving an email with the first track that was attached to a video which more or less mapped out a murder storyline, I thought it was really different, and definitely creepy visually. And there was something very primitive and energetic to the attack of the music. It was very driven. I could feel it instantly. I knew this wasn’t a joke and wasn’t done half-assed. The music I was listening to was aggressive as a knife carving chunks of flesh off a body. Putting the music to a video caught my attention, immediately, as to Bob’s focus. I found it all really interesting. I have almost always worked from a storyline in my head for my lyrical inspiration and my own imagination, but never have started from the standpoint of lyrically scoring a storyline already laid out on video first, like scoring a film. That seemed really exciting to me as a writer as well as a vocalist. I emailed Bob back and told him I would love to be involved with making this album with him. So one thing led to another and we began writing and recording. We are very close to finishing the album and have enlisted the good people at Pledge Music to help us reach out to all of the fans who we hope will help us make this album a reality.”

As for what true death metal miscreants can expect from the IHATE end product? “To me, it really is a masterpiece of brutal, violent death metal,” says Barnes, “I’m really stoked that if got to work on this album. The fans know that I’m no stranger to writing some sick lyrics, but the stuff I have come up with this time is entirely over-the-top even by my standards. I really want the fans to hear this album and dig into the storylines of the songs. This is the first time I’ve used crowd-funding to make and release an album. And it’s been a very challenging, interesting learning experience along the way. And an eye-opener as well. We are really hoping the fans of death metal will make a pledge and preorder our new album. It’s really important to us that this album gets released. This is brutal as fuck.”

Check out more from Barnes as well as a preview of the track “Seeing Red” at THIS LOCATION.

Several IHATE preorder packages, which include autographed posters and CDs as well as a chance to have a personal listening session with Barnes himself, are available via Pledge Music. For more info, point your browser HERE. Further IHATE info to be announced shortly.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on IHATE:

IHATE on Facebook

* PLEDGE $$ for this IHATE project here:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ihate

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LONG LIVE CHRIS BARNES.

LONG LIVE BOB  TAGGETT.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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SIX FEET UNDER “UNBORN” – Releases March 19th; Legendary Chris Barnes Comments On Creating Album

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the official facebook of SIX FEET UNDER:

“The journey to create, write, and record UNDEAD and UNBORN has been the most challenging and exciting musical endeavor and process I have ever been involved with,” expresses vocalist and founder Chris Barnes. “Working with all these amazing writers and musicians like Ben Savage (Whitechapel) on songs like Neuro Osmosis and Fragment are some of the most dynamic, beautiful, and brutal songs I’ve ever had the pleasure of putting lyrics to. I believe Ben is a true innovator of the death metal genre. It was also a lot of fun working Jari Laine from Torture Killer again. We wrote a great album together a few years back called SWARM! –one of my favorite releases I’ve been involved with– and Jari is someone who I have really wanted to work with again ever since. I wanted to revisit collaborating with Jari because of how well we work together; proof of that on UNBORN are the hook heavy sounds of songs like Zombie Blood Curse and Incision.” – Chris Barnes

Listen to & order UNBORN: http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

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UNBORN – Track Listing & Song Writers:

Neuro Osmosis (Ben Savage/Chris Barnes)

Prophecy (Ola Englund/Chris Barnes)

Zombie Blood Curse (Jari Laine/Chris Barnes)

Decapitate (Ben Savage/Chris Barnes)

Incision (Jari Laine/Chris Barnes)

Fragment (Ben Savage/Chris Barnes)

Alive to Kill You (Steve Swanson/Chris Barnes)

The Sinister Craving (Ben Savage/Chris Barnes)

Inferno (Jari Laine/Chris Barnes)

Psychosis (Rob Arnold/Chris Barnes)

The Curse of the Ancients (Ola Englund/Chris Barnes)

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“UNBORN” bundles are available for pre-order:

http://metalblade.com/sixfeetunder/

Deluxe Bundle Includes:

- Unborn CD

- “Logo” t-shirt

- 3’x3′ flag

- Bite kit

- 10″ x 7″ polyethylene Outbreak Warning sign

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For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

facebook: ~ Six feet under ~

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://twitter.com/sixfeetofficial

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LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce Christmas In Hell Tour For 7 Dates In Germany This December!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on the facebook of SIX FEET UNDER:

Lead serial killer Chris Barnes adds, ” we are proud to announce Christmas In Hell..7 shows in 7 nights should bring Germany to their knees, we are planning a quick and painful death for you this december Germany.. be there or we will hunt you down!”

CHRISTMAS IN HELL TOUR 2012

Sa. 15.12. Bischofswerda (Ger) – East Club

Su. 16.12. Jena (Ger) – F Haus

Mo. 17.12. Aalen (Ger) – Rock it

Tu. 18.12. Darmstadt (Ger) – Steinbruch Theater

We. 19.12. Cham (Ger) – L.A.

Th. 20.12. Berlin (Ger) – K 17

Fr. 21.12. Essen (Ger) – Turock

If you haven’t yet added the latest SIX FEET UNDER album, Undead, to your Metal library, then I strongly advise that you do. Undead rules atop the very best of Death Metal albums released in 2012. Metal be thy name.

Stone’s review of Undead is a click away on that link below! Whoa!

SIX FEET UNDER “UNDEAD” – A Merciless Sonic Experience Of Death Metal

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For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – The Autumn Apocalypse Tour 2012

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SIX FEET UNDER – Above is the really cool tour poster for The Autumn Apocalypse Tour, featuring the unreal Death Metal legends: SIX FEET UNDER. Cattle Decapitation and Wretched are the ass kicking support! Check out the tour dates below:

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SIX FEET UNDER Tour w/ Cattle Decapitation, Wretched

10/30 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar* w/ Abiotic

11/01 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall * w/ Abiotic

11/02 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

11/03 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611

11/04 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz

11/05 Boston, MA @ Middle East

11/06 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

11/07 Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity

11/08 Reading, PA @ Reverb

11/09 Amityville, NY @ Revolution

11/10 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s

11/11 TBA

11/12 St Paul, MN @ Station-4

11/13 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s

11/14 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar

11/15 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail

11/16 Valparaiso, IN @ Roadies Music Venue

11/17 Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern

11/18 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

* = SFU Only

CHRIS BARNES of SIX FEET UNDER

Founding Member, Vocalist & Death Metal Legend

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For more info on The Autumn Apocalypse Tour, click on the link below!

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce Tour With Cattle Decapitation And Wretched

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For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

Official facebook: ~ Six feet under ~

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.myspace.com/sixfeetunder

http://twitter.com/sixfeetofficial

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SPINE EXTRACTION – Supporting SIX FEET UNDER, November 1st In Charlotte, NC: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SPINE EXTRACTION – The DIY and rapidly rising Metal band, SPINE EXTRACTION, from Charlotte, North Carolina, will be supporting the ultra legendary SIX FEET UNDER on November 1st, 2012, at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte North Carolina. Also on the bill are: Abiotic, Pain After Death and A Road Eternal.

If you’re a rabid fan of Death Metal, revere SIX FEET UNDER, support up and coming Metal bands and live anywhere near Charlotte, North Carolina, this is one deadly extreme Metal show you don’t want to miss! Check out the show flyer below! This grand Metal news is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day! Metal be thy name.

Take several listens to Suppressing The Rage from SPINE EXTRACTION below! Metal as my witness, this song is perfect to get your day in Extreme Metal motion… enjoy!

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For more info/merch on SPINE EXTRACTION, click on the links below!

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/spineextraction

http://www.reverbnation.com/spineextraction

http://www.myspace.com/spineextraction

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.myspace.com/sixfeetunder

http://twitter.com/sixfeetofficial

LONG LIVE SPINE EXTRACTION.

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce Tour With Cattle Decapitation And Wretched

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Death Metal legends SIX FEET UNDER will be embarking on a headlining tour this Fall. The Chris-Barnes-named Autumn Apocalypse Tour will include label mates CATTLE DECAPITATION as well as Death Metal newcomers, Wretched. The journey will commence on October 30 and run through the first half of November, with the full routing available below.

Chris Barnes

Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominant and instantly recognizable voices of the Death Metal genre, SIX FEET UNDER now features new guitarist Ola Englund, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, new bassist Jeff Hughell, and drummer Kevin Talley, whose history blasting for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, and Chimaira speaks for itself. SIX FEET UNDER 2012 finds the band reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral, in-your-face, and downright horrifying tunes in their renowned discography of brutality both lyrically and musically.

Said Decibel Magazine off the band’s recently-unleashed Undead full-length: “This is the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence… [Chris Barnes] hasn’t sounded this focused or committed in years.” Listen and order at:

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.

CATTLE DECAPITATION‘s 11-track album, Monolith Of Inhumanity, is an achievement that stands out as one of the most volatile, ambitious, and impossible-to-pigeonhole records of 2012. Commended by Stereokiller for being “their most focused and intelligent album yet… this is another solid CATTLE DECAP release that proves again that they are not to be fucked with,” and noted for being “arguably the quartet’s strongest effort to date,” by Blistering, the record was produced by Dave Otero of Denver’s Flatline Audio and finds the progressive grind conjurers exploring innovative new techniques in song writing without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage. Be sure to check out the band’s latest video for “Kingdom Of Tyrants” HERE.

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SIX FEET UNDER: Autumn Apocalypse Tour 2012
w/ Cattle Decapitation, Wretched

10/30/2012 Crowbar – Tampa, FL * w/ Abiotic

11/01/2012 Tremont Music Hall  – Charlotte, NC *

11/02/2012 Kingdom – Richmond, VA

11/03/2012 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD

11/04/2012 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ

11/05/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA

11/06/2012 The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY

11/07/2012 Club Infinity – Buffalo, NY

11/08/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA

11/09/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY

11/10/2012 McGuffy’s – Dayton, OH

11/11/2012 TBA

11/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN

11/13/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL

11/14/2012 Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI

11/15/2012 The Brass Rail – Peoria, IL

11/16/2012 Phoenix – Louisville, KY

11/18/2012 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

SIX FEET UNDER Only

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

LONG LIVE CATTLE DECAPITATION.

LONG LIVE WRETCHED.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – Return From The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, extreme music, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Death Metal behemoths SIX FEET UNDER recently returned home from the victorious 18 Nights Of Blood Tour. The short but ravaging trek marked the first live outing featuring newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund as well as bassist Jeff Hughell [ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile] and systematically bludgeoned all in its path.

Comments vocalist Chris Barnes: “Had a great time on the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour with Dying Fetus and Revocation! Thanks to everyone who made the tour a success! Good times! Dale yeah!” Check out Revolver’s live photo coverage of the band’s sold-out Whiskey A Go-Go show HERE.

In related news, Barnes recently talked to Decibelmagazine.com about the legalizing marijuana, hypocrisy, smoking rituals and other weedian topics in a special Independence Day post. Check it out HERE.

SIX FEET UNDER released their latest Undead full-length to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22. Dubbed “…the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence…,” by Decibel, “…an album on which this new level of musicianship adds value without tarnishing SIX FEET UNDER’s legacy of brutality,” by Outburn, and  “…an unearthly noise and glorious in its heaving absurdity,” by Terrorizer, Undead topped Billboard charts upon its first week of release and continues to sear the ears of fans and critics internationally.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

http://twitter.com/sixfeetofficial

http://www.youtube.com/sixfeetunder

http://metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – Chris Barnes Issues Roadside Tour Update; Band Joins Barge To Hell Lineup

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Death Metal tyrants SIX FEET UNDER are currently midway through their long-anticipated 18 Nights Of Blood Tour. The trek kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month and has systematically leveled nine cities. This is the band’s first live outing featuring newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund who takes the place of Rob Arnold as well as bassist Jeff Hughell [ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile].Support is being provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

Comments growl commander Chris Barnes:  “Just wanted to give a shout-out to all the fans who’ve attended the 18 Nights Of Blood tour! I’ve been having a great time out on the road with the new band members. Both Jeff and Ola are kicking some serious ass on stage and the new songs are going over killer! Life is good!! Having Dying Fetus and Revocation on the road with us has been amazing. Total class acts and both amazing bands to share the stage with. Heading toward the West Coast to devour your souls. 18 Nights Of Blood continues…”

SIX FEET  UNDER are touring in support of Undead, unleashed to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22. Their latest installment of audio violence toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release and continues crushing souls. In related news, SIX FEET UNDER were recently added to the monolithic Barge To Hell lineup where 40 of Metal’s most extreme acts along with 2,000 headbangers from around the world take over a luxury cruise ship for a five-day/four-night trip to the Caribbean. The Barge sets sail on December 3 from Miami, Florida. Others bands scheduled to appear include Behemoth, Corrosion Of Conformity, Enslaved, Rotting Christ, At The Gates, Possessed and more!

Says Barnes of the event: “We have been eagerly awaiting our first ever show while floating across the Atlantic on the Barge To Hell this December! I am already preparing myself and will be sporting a parrot on my shoulder and a hook for a hand! SIX FEET UNDER on the seven seas! Avast Ye!”

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SIX FEET UNDER 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012

w/ Dying Fetus, Revocation [remaining dates]:

6/18/2012 The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO

6/20/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

6/21/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

6/23/2012 The Metro – Oakland, CA

6/24/2012 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA

6/25/2012 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ

6/26/2012 House Of Rock – El Paso, TX

6/27/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

6/29/2012 Crowbar – Tampa, FL*

* – No Dying Fetus

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

http://twitter.com/sixfeetofficial

http://www.youtube.com/sixfeetunder

http://metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – “UNDEAD” First Week Chart Numbers Revealed!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

18 Nights Of Blood Tour To Commence Next Week

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Undead, the latest installment of audio brutality from Death Metal deviants SIX FEET UNDER, entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #5 upon its first week of release! In addition, Undead landed at at #30 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #22 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums Chart, #14 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #183 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

In Canada, the record ranked in at #34 on the Hard Music Chart, #199 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #167 on the iTunes Top 200 Chart, #35 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart. Undead reaped additional praise in Germany entering the German Media Market/Saturn Album Charts at #56 and the German Media Control Trend Charts at #40.

Comments vocalist/Death Metal maverick Chris Barnes: “Thank you to all of our fans for embracing our new album Undead with such ravenous fervor! And to all at Metal Blade Records for their belief in the band all these years and all the hard work of everyone at the label! This marks the first time in SIX FEET UNDER’s career, as well as my own, that we have reached Billboard’s Top 200. It is proof positive that underground music and Death Metal is not dead and is still a force to be dealt with. A very special thanks to the decades of hate that spawned the focus that went into this album. Cheers! It’s 4:20, motherfucker!”

Chris Barnes (Vocalist, Founding Member)

Crowned “the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence,” by Decibel, “an album on which this new level of musicianship adds value without tarnishing SIX FEET UNDER’s legacy of brutality,” by Outburn and simply a “kickass SIX FEET UNDER record,” by Revolver,

Undead was unleashed to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22 and offers an updated lineup of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira).

In conjunction with the record’s release, SIX FEET UNDER will embark on a near three-week run of live ceremonies next week. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8. The band will be joined by newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund who takes the place of Rob Arnold. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on links below!

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

A METAL CONGRATS & LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – Welcome New Guitarist; “Undead” Drops Today!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Band To Embark Upon 18 Nights Of Blood Tour Next Month

Death Metal ministers SIX FEET UNDER today announces the addition of rhythm guitarist Ola Englund to their legendary ranks. Englund, who will make his first official appearance with the band on the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour set to commence next month, takes the place of Rob Arnold.

Comments founding vocalist Chris Barnes of the new recruit:  “Ola is an amazing guitarist and was chosen for his superlative technique and style of playing. We believe he will be the perfect complement to Steve Swanson, and the devastating rhythm section that is Talley/Hughell. Steve, Kevin, Jeff and myself are so looking forward to Ola’s entrance into the band upon the release of Undead and the commencement of our first tour next month with Dying Fetus and Revocation. We can’t wait for you to witness the new killing machine that is SIX FEET UNDER! Ola takes over duties for our good friend and death metal warrior Rob Arnold who will be retiring from touring but will remain a central writing partner and fellow collaborator on future SFU releases. We are all sad to not have Rob on the road with us, but are confidant and 110% psyched that Ola is now within the ranks of the Undead and will be ready to lay waste to every stop along the way! Hails!”

Adds Englund: “When I got the call from Chris, it felt unreal; first thing that popped up in my head was, ‘why the hell did he want me — the total gear nerd from Sweden — to join his awesome band? To be able to share the stage with one of the biggest icons in Death Metal and the other killer musicians in SFU is a complete honor and a dream come true for me. I couldn’t be happier about the situation! Also the new album blew my mind the first time I heard it, it’s intense as hell, but still has the riffs and the grooves that SIX FEET UNDER swears by. Fans are going to love it! I’m looking forward to kick some serious ass together with Chris, Kevin, Steve and Jeff! See you on tour!”

Check out video footage documenting Englund’s guitar skills at THIS LOCATION.

Undead was officially released in North America today via Metal Blade Records. Called “the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence,” in a recent 8/10 review by Decibel Magazine, the record was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver), mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy) and features the recording line up of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira).

To celebrate its release SIX FEET UNDER will slaughter souls on a near three-week run of live ceremonies this June. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

http://metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

http://twitter.com/sixfeetofficial

http://www.youtube.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – “UNDEAD” Album Streaming In Its Entirety, Courtesy Of Decibel Magazine!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Let Decibel Magazine hurl your weekend into a sonic maelstrom of brutality with a full stream of Undead, the forthcoming new studio offering from Death Metal monarchs SIX FEET UNDER. Scheduled for North American release on May 22, 2012 through Metal Blade Records, Undead was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy) at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.

The record features an updated lineup of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira) and has already begun raising the ears of fans and critics alike.

In an early reviews of the record, Blistering.com commends the band for giving “meat-and-potatoes death metal a nice kick in the behind,” PitRiff.com champions Undead for being “powerful, musical and yet distinctly death metal,” while PureGrainAudio opines: “…one of the world’s biggest death metal acts is still a commanding force of sonic destruction.” Adds Metal Assault in a 9/10 rating: “if you’re into throat-grabbing riffs and groove-oriented extreme music…Undead is right up your alley.”

Stream Undead in its relentless entirety at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, Metal Blade TV recently aired an exclusive interview with Barnes as conducted by label CEO Brian Slagel. If you missed it, you still have a chance to check it out HERE.

Following the release of Undead, SIX FEET UNDER will flatten the masses on a near three-week run of live ceremonies this June. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

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For complete tour dates and more info on The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour, click the large link below!

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012; Dying Fetus and Revocation to Support

Wanna read my review for UNDEAD? It’s just a click away with that huge link below!

SIX FEET UNDER “UNDEAD” – A Merciless Sonic Experience Of Death Metal

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click the links below!

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – New Track Premiere Hosted By Metal Hammer Germany

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Today Metal Hammer Germany is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Frozen At The Moment Of Death,” from death metal tyrants SIX FEET UNDER. The track comes off the band’s Undead full-length set for North American release on May 22, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. Commented growl king Chris Barnes of the release: “Creating an album is a lot of work and a lot of focus, but we didn’t really have too many hiccups in the recording. It went really smooth, and it was pretty much the most effortless album we’ve ever tracked. I had a great, great time working on this album; it was so much fun because everything seemed so new again.



Surf over to Metal Hammer to check out “Frozen At The Moment Of Death,” the third official single from Undead at THIS LOCATION.

Undead was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver), mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy), at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features the updated lineup of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira).

Metal Blade TV recently aired an exclusive interview with Barnes as conducted by label CEO Brian Slagel. To check out the interview, as well as first single, “Formaldehyde,” and limited pre-order options, point your browser HERE.

In conjunction with the release of Undead, SIX FEET UNDER will demolish the masses on a near three-week run of live rituals this June. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

For more info on the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour, click on the large link below!

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012; Dying Fetus and Revocation to Support

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

http://twitter.com/sixfeetofficial

http://metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER “UNDEAD” – A Merciless Sonic Experience Of Death Metal

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SIX FEET UNDER – Picture the scene: A crowded supermarket parking lot, with speed bumps every ten feet and customers walking blindly in front of my car; at the pace of a pack of turtles with blistered bunions. That’s exactly what I encountered yesterday while attempting to drive into this supermarket parking lot and park my car. So, what did Stone do? I cranked up the new Six Feet Under Undead CD to its maximum volume and rolled them car windows down. It didn’t make these antagonistic strangers move any faster… yet the few looks of disgust that were thrown my way did provide (some) sweet Metal victory for Stone.

Cranking up this Undead CD during my lengthy moment of social impoliteness was the perfect Metal prescription for me. Hell, if they didn’t want you to play CD’s loud in a car, then they should equip stereos to not exceed the “number 4″ on volume. So let it be Metal written, so let it be Metal told. Now, onward with this primo Death Metal album and I’m gonna tell you just how ecstatic I am about it.

Undead is the total Death Metal package. I mean, I cannot describe it any better than that. I wrote an earlier review on a three song sampler from this Undead album and praised Six Feet Under for what I absorbed sonically. Listening to and enjoying the entire Undead album only solidifies my Metal points made from that prior review.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral

The addition of new bassist Jeff Hughell sounds like a perfect Death Metal match to me. Chris Barnes is undisputedly a vocal icon to Death Metal, he has shown his band the way to Metal glory and Death Metal domination with studio album #9. The crowded pool of younger Death Metal bands, that want to make a name for themselves, should utilize Undead as (one of) their Death Metal textbooks.

A fireball bounty of heavy, heavy, heaviness and thick grooves saturates this album. Aggressive and still coming across polished in a raw Death Metal sort of way; Six Feet Under cannot help themselves if they are talented as hell and play damn tight. Kevin Talley on drums is an amazing listen, I get drawn into his playing for he mixes things up and adds many dynamite fills. Steve Swanson and Rob Arnold create the mind-bending riffs, tones and rhythms, their guitars lend some haunting vibes that compliments the vocals of Chris Barnes.

A favorite song of mine on Undead is Delayed Combustion Device. The Scar and Formaldehyde are unreal killer songs as well. Undead flows together so fine, no song is out-of-place. A Death Metal must it is. I will admit, It’s a grand year when both Six Feet Under and Cannibal Corpse release new studio albums. Death Metal fans of all generations have a lot to celebrate about in 2012 and Six Feet Under is one substantial reason why. Metal be thy name.

Six Feet Under – Undead releases on May 22nd, 2012, on Metal Blade Records.

SIX FEET UNDER:

Chris Barnes – Vocals

Steve Swanson – Guitars

Rob Arnold – Guitars

Jeff Hughell – Bass

Kevin Talley – Drums

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UNDEAD – Track Listing:

Frozen At The Moment of Death

Formaldehyde

18 Days

Molest Dead

Blood On My Hands

Missing Victims

Reckless

Near Death Experience

The Scar

Delayed Combustion Device

Vampire Apocalypse

The Depths of Depravity

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For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below!

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – New Track Premiere Hosted By Guitar World

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Guitar World is hosting an exclusive premiere of “18 Days,” the second official single from Death Metal tyrants SIX FEET UNDER. The track comes off the band’s soon-to-be disengaged Undead full-length scheduled for North American release on May 22, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. Offering up 12 tracks of uncompromising, sonic brutality, the record was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy), at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.

Commented vocalist Chris Barnes: “Creating an album is a lot of work and a lot of focus, but we didn’t really have too many hiccups in the recording. It went really smooth, and it was pretty much the most effortless album we’ve ever tracked. I had a great, great time working on this album; it was so much fun because everything seemed so new again.”

Feast your ears on “18 Days” at THIS LOCATION.

Now featuring Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominating voices of the Death Metal genre, alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira), SIX FEET UNDER 2012 finds the band recharged and churning out some of the most severe, thought-provoking and downright horrific tunes of their epic discography.

In conjunction with the release of UndeadSIX FEET UNDER will embark upon a near three-week run of live rituals this June. Dubbed the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour, the beatings will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8 and ravage its way across the country before coming to a close on June 29 in Tampa, Florida. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

In the meantime, be sure to visit the band’s official Metal Blade Page for info on limited pre-order options and to check out first single, “Formaldehyde.”

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For more info/tour dates on the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour, click the large link below!

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012; Dying Fetus and Revocation to Support

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below:

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.youtube.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – 3 Song Sampler Review Of Forthcoming Album ‘UNDEAD’

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SIX FEET UNDER – I’ve recently smothered my eardrums in a three song sampler of the forthcoming Six Feet Under album (Metal Blade Records) that’s titled: Undead. The three songs are: Formaldehyde, Days and Frozen At The Moment Of Death. I’ll tell all my fellow Death Metal brethren now… get ready… cause if these three songs are any deadly indication, then, this soon to be released Undead album is gonna kick your Death Metal lovin’ asses to hell and back.

Chris Barnes has never sounded more brutal on vocals and his Six Feet Under band have unleashed 100% lethal Death Metal with Formaldehyde. Mean as hell. The riffs, the bludgeoning bass and drums, the whole damn F’n 100 yards of Death Metal fury, is all set afire by Six Feet Under, on all three songs. My Metal impression is: Six Feet Under are back in 2012 to reaffirm they are a Death Metal force to be duly reckoned with.

Still maintaining an authoritative Death Metal groove on each song, Six Feet Under instills that “underground” feel and vibe as well. So incredibly heavy are these three songs that it is nearly hallucinating. I’ll have to tell you, after listening to these new Six Feet Under songs, I want this entire album now! I don’t give a damn about how many blisters my eardrums get, from the singing Death Metal assault that this band administers. Hell no.

In my Metal opinion, Undead is gonna be a mammoth Death Metal milestone for Six Feet Under. Hell yeah it’s gonna be. Metal. Be. Thy. Name.

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For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below:

http://www.sfu420.com/

http://www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.youtube.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012; Dying Fetus and Revocation to Support

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Death Metal miscreants SIX FEET UNDER today announces a bout of U.S. live rituals this June. Dubbed the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour, the bestial invasion will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8 and ravage its way across the country before coming to a close on June 29 in Tampa, Florida. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming ninth full-length, Undead, scheduled for North American release this Spring.

Comments vocalist/Death Metal high priest Chris Barnes of the tour: “I’m proud and honored to be kicking off our first U.S. tour for the release of our new album, Undead with our good friends Dying Fetus and new killers Revocation! This tour is gonna be SICK! June will be murdered! 18 Nights Of Blood! Do not miss this tour!”

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SIX FEET UNDER 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012
w/ Dying Fetus, Revocation

6/08/2012  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

6/09/2012  Empire – Springfield, VA

6/10/2012  Palladium – Worcester, MA

6/11/2012  Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

6/12/2012  Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH

6/13/2012  Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

6/14/2012  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

6/15/2012  Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

6/16/2012  People’s Court – Des Moines, IA*

6/18/2012  The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO*

6/20/2012  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

6/21/2012  Hawthorne Theater  – Portland, OR

6/23/2012  The Metro – Oakland, CA

6/24/2012  The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA

6/25/2012  TBA – Tempe, AZ

6/26/2012  House Of Rock – El Paso, TX

6/27/2012  Scout Bar – Houston, TX

6/29/2012  Brass Mug – Tampa, FL*

* – No Dying Fetus

Further details on Undead  — including new lineup, cover art, track listing, and first single — to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below:

http://www.sfu420.com

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.youtube.com/sixfeetunder

http://twitter.com/sixfeetofficial

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – To Return To European Stages This Summer

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

New Album To Be Released This May!

Death Metal ministers SIX FEET UNDER return with their brand new studio long player Undead in May of 2012! In conjunction with the album release, the band will return to Europe in August to play some exclusive festival gigs as well as selected club shows. Support will come from label mates Dew-Scented.

Comments singer Chris Barnes: SIX FEET UNDER is not dead! We are Undead! With our return to the European festivals this Summer and the addition of new band members to the lineup, SFU is poised to murder and kill! With the release of the new SFU album Undead this Spring we will prove that the Undead shall rise from the crypts of Germany and Europe in 2012!”

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SIX FEET UNDER:

Chris Barnes – Vocals

Steve Swanson – Guitars

Rob Arnold – Guitars

Jeff Hughell – Bass

Kevin Talley – Drums

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SIX FEET UNDER European Undead Tour 2012, w/ DEW-SCENTED

8/11/2012 Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival *

8/12/2012 Berlin – Postbahnhof – berlin, DE

8/13/2012 Backstage – München, DE

8/14/2012 Galerie – Pratteln, CH

8/15/2012 Turock – Essen, DE

8/16/2012 Rock Temple – Kerkrade, NL

8/17/2012 Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE *

8/18/2012 Grünspan – Hamburg, DE

*without Dew-Scented

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SIX FEET UNDER, click on the links below:

http://www.sfu420.com/

http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder

http://www.youtube.com/sixfeetunder

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

SIX FEET UNDER – Announce New Bassist!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Hughell, former bassist for Brain Drill & Vile, has been chosen as new SFU bassist!

Within days of announcing the departure of Matt DeVries, SIX FEET UNDER has locked in the latest addition to the bands already heavy and extremely talented lineup. Seven-string bassist Jeff Hughell, formerly of the Santa Cruz California technical Death Metal band Brain Drill and Concord California Death Metal band Vile, will be joining the ranks as the new SIX FEET UNDER bassist. Check out a video of Jeff shredding on his bass HERE.

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Vocalist Chris Barnes comments; “Six Feet Under is proud to announce our new member, bass player Jeff Hughell. He’s an amazing musician and I have been a fan of his work since first hearing Brain Drill a few years back. We feel with the addition of Jeff, all the puzzle pieces are in place and the killing machine known as Six Feet Under is now a true Death Metal force to be reckoned with! Prepare to be toe tagged and body bagged.”

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Jeff Hughell adds; “I am honored to be the newest edition to the mighty Six Feet Under. This band is now a well oiled killing machine with Kevin Talley and myself as the rhythm section, Steve Swanson and Rob Arnold crushing guitars, and of course the man himself Chris Barnes killing it on vocals. The new material is the heaviest Six Feet Under songs I have ever heard and I can’t wait for the world to get their faces melted clean off by it. I would like to thank Mike Faley, Kelli Malella and the whole Six Feet Under family for thinking of me. It’s going to be one hell of a ride!”

Stay tuned to SFU420.com, Facebook.com/SixFeetUnder, and MetalBlade.com for album news and tour dates.

(Source: Metal Blade Records News Update)

LONG LIVE SIX FEET UNDER.

Stone.

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