While most of 2020 has been spent living in the COVID-19 pandemic, some highlights still included new music that helped us get through this bizarre year. It’s hard to believe the year is winding down but, the year-end lists are starting to come through. Decibel Magazine has revealed their top 40 albums of […]
Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. At first, I wasn’t going to include Pearl Jam on here because, well, they’re not particularly metal. But we write about so many of their peers (Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots) […]
Despite making every effort to keep the tour afloat, Origin were forced to postpone their Occupation Domination North American tour with Beneath the Massacre, Defeated Sanity, Wake, and Torn the Fuck Apart. The group plan to have the trek rescheduled for the fall.
Read statements below:
“Well, ladies and gentlemen we all knew it was coming. For the past week we have tried to hold on and bring Occupation Domination to as many of you as possible but it has become abundantly clear that for the safety of fans, crew and bands alike we have decided to formally end the tour and return home. As of now we are planning on POSTPONING Occupation Domination until the fall of 2020.
For all purchased tickets please contact your point of sale for details on refunds. Stay safe and healthy during this crazy time and we will see you all as soon as possible. If you wish to help the band out, as this has been a huge financial blow to Origin as well as for most touring musicians, you can support us by picking up merch at our indiemerch webpage and we will very soon be putting up exclusive items from this tour on our own bigcartel store. We will get through this together, take care of each other. From the last band standing, see you soon. Hail space”
“Unfortunately the Occupation Domination Tour has come to a premature close. Out of 30 scheduled shows we were able to play only 4. This leaves us with a ton of merchandise and heavy financial losses.
To recover some of these losses, we put ALL of our leftover merchandise up on the Bigcartel store.
We need your help and support now more than ever to ensure that this brutal train can keep rolling.
Origin just kicked off their Occupation Domination tour and due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group aren’t sure how far this trek will last. However, they are determined to complete as much as they can of the trek. All Canada dates and a few US dates have been cancelled but that hasn’t stopped Origin, Defeated Sanity and Torn The Fuck Apart to do what they can to perform. Unfortunately, Beneath the Massacre and Wake dropped out from the tour.
Read all statements below:
“TONIGHT !!! The Sanctuary in Detroit is STILL ON with Origin, Defeated Sanity, and Torn the Fuck Apart!!! This may be your last chance to get out of the house for a while, come support while ya can!
Sadly, Due to the restrictions of the Canadian government Beneath the Massacre have decided to drop from the remaining dates of the Occupation Domination 2020 tour and return home.
Origin and Defeated Sanity are still committed to keep going as far as we can! The only game in town! Tour til ya can’t 2020!”
Beneath the Massacre:
“Due to the recent developments regarding the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we regret to announce we are cancelling all our concerts until further notice.
It was a hard but inevitable decision to make.
We would like to thank everyone that came out to those last few shows and we hope to reschedule another North American tour as soon as the situation allows it.
Thank you for your understanding.”
“Origin and Defeated Sanity are still on!
Beneath the Massacre has to go home to Canada as their government asked for their citizens to return home.
We are not going to be able to play any shows in Canada due to this and some US shows have been canceled while others now have a ticket cap to ensure the event can still move forward.
For the canceled shows we are working on smaller replacement venues so keep your eyes peeled.
We are all healthy and will ride this train until it comes to a halt.
Unfortunately there are few other options for us at this point.
Hope to still see you all at one of these shows!Kansas City, St.Louis and Chicago have been absolutely bonkers!”
“Sadly, we’ve been forced to drop off the Occupation Domination Tour due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Like many others whom we stand beside, our band has been dealt a major blow not only financially, but also a disruption to our upcoming album release. Devouring Ruin hits the streets March 27th and us not being able to support it by playing shows and getting the album into peoples hands – is beyond crushing. We put a lot of ourselves, our time and again, our finances behind this album. This entire situation is extremely disappointing.
Between the cost of our visas, merch to be sold on tour, buying a reliable van to make it to shows and other expenses – this will set us back immensely. The cancellation means we will not have a chance to recoup any of the costs that we planned to cover from our shows and sales. Sorry to everyone that was hoping to see us in March/April. We will see you when this bullshit passes.”
A substantial amount of buzz was circling Decibel Magazine’s Metal & Beer festival. Whether it was the craft beer, magazine, or bands, we had to attend the third annual event. Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski and Jeff Podoshen teamed up to explore the two-day festivities and here are our thoughts. The third annual Decibel Magazine Metal […]
Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Once again, the debut section is stacked in this week’s edition of MBN. There’s 17 albums, same as last week, with the usual smattering of knowns and unknowns. If you follow the column New […]
If you took the title of their newest release at face value, and you probably should, then Calgary-based grind quintet WAKE would have you believe that we are in some serious trouble here. As we continually destroy this one and only world we inhabit on so many levels the tomorrows that we are sowing truly […]
Primitive Man’s recent video for “Antietam” premiered on Bloody Disgusting, so the NSFW-theme of their music videos continue. The Denver, CO doom band is back at it again, this time in a music video for “Loathe,” from the Home Is Where The Hatred Is EP, released this past February on Relapse Records. The monster 12 minute video was directed by […]