Crossover thrash masters Denial Fiend have announced a string of dates with death metal legends Obituary. The tour will kick off on November 12th in Tampa, Florida. Dates are as follows:
11/12/2011 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/14/2011 Sirens – St. Augustine, FL
11/15/2011 C Level – Panama City, FL
11/17/2011 Championship Sports Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
11/18/2011 42nd Street Rock House – Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA
11/19/2011 Santos Party House – New York, NY
11/20/2011 The Casbah/Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Denial Fiend’s Terry Butler (who will be pulling double duty on this tour as a stand-in bassist for Obituary) had this to say about the outing, “First off we would like to thank Obituary for asking us to be part of their “East Coast Possession Tour“,Very cool indeed. We are very excited to finally playing some shows with the new line-up. Hope to see all you FIENDS at the shows crushing and tearing it up!!”
Denial Fiend’s latest release, Horror Holocaust is currently on sale via the Ibex Moon Records Webstore. The album is also streaming in full at HailsAndHorns.com. Crank your speakers up and visit this location to hear this molten thrashterpiece for yourself.
Recorded at Mana Studios, the long awaited follow-up release to 2007’s They Rise, Horror Holocaust, is scheduled for a US release date of August 2nd, 2011 on Ibex Moon Records.
The current line-up of the band features drummer Rob Rampy (DRI, The Spears), vocalist Blaine Cook (the Accused, The Fartz), bassist Terry Butler (Death, Six Feet Under, Massacre, Obituary) & guitarist Sam Williams (Down By Law, The Spears). Horror Holocaust also features guest appearances from Steve Swanson (Six Feet Under), Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Obituary) and James Murphy (Obituary, Testament).
Bassist Terry Butler comments on the album. “Horror Holocaust is quite simply one of the best records I’ve played on. It’s an perfect mix of thrash, punk and death metal. The songs are aggressive, tight and heavy. I’m very proud of this one.”
To celebrate the release of Horror Holocaust, Denial Fiend has teamed up with HorrorMerch.com, Plan 916 Guitars, Ibex Moon Records and the makers of Afterparty Massacre to give away a Sam Williams custom guitar featuring artwork from the album. Also available in the giveaway is an autographed copy of the Afterparty Massacre movie, CD soundtrack, 7 inch and also a weapon prop of your choice from the movie! Plus 10 runners up will be getting a copy of the new Denial Fiend – Horror Holocaust CD and a pack of CDs from Ibex Moon Records! Head over to www.HorrorMerch.com for details.
Horror Holocaust Tracklisting:
Stuck Pig/Bleeding Out
After Party Massacre
Fiend Without A Face
Formed in 2007 by members of Massacre, Death, Six Feet Under, Obituary and Down By Law, Denial Fiend released their debut full-length, They Rise, on Ibex Moon records in 2008. The release, while rooted firmly in the tradition of Tampa (the band’s home) death metal, hinted at influences of old-school crossover hardcore and punk. After a full European tour as well as appearances at some of the biggest metal festivals the US and Europe, (LA Murderfest,Central Illinois Metalfest, F.T.C. fest, etc), Denial Fiend took some time off to regroup and streamline their unique sound.
Now, with a revamped line-up which sees the legendary vocalist of crossover pioneers The Accused, Blaine Cook, and Rob Rampy of DRI on drums joining core members Terry Butler (bass) and Sam Williams (guitar), Denial Fiend returns with their long-awaited second full-length release; Horror Holocaust. Every ounce of the band’s trademark energy of
They Rise remains in place on the new album, but the tunes are delivered with a faster, tighter and thrashier edge.
Various influences ranging from Slayer, Celtic Frost, Poison Idea, Death, Carcass and Corrosion Of Conformity show through in a sound that draws from all forms of traditional underground metal and hardcore. With lyrics still revolving around horror and slasher movies, Horror Holocaust features guest appearances by James Murphy, Steve Swanson and Ralph Santolla.
Terry Butler (Massacre, Death, Six Feet Under, Obituary) – Bass
Sam Williams (Down By Law, the Spears) – Guitar
Blaine Cook (the Accused, the Fartz) – Vocals
Rob Rampy (DRI, the Spears) – Drums