Crowdfunding Campaign Launched To Help Alterbeast Get Back On Their Feet Following Tour Issues & Weed Arrest

Alterbeast have launched a crowdfunding campaign to try and get back on their feet following a number of issues they faced on their recent tour. While the band were out on the road, they didn’t get the guarantee they were promised, they got arrested for weed possession, and they ultimately had to cancel the trek due to an illness in the family.

Alterbeast commented:

“We are Alterbeast, a death metal band from Sacramento, California. We recently embarked on a 2 week tour that didn’t go how we had planned. After having our guarantee agreed upon, we ordered merch and took on payments for a used van, About a week before the start of tour we found out that we would not be receiving our guarantee, but instead splitting around $200 a night with 4 bands.

On top of that all of us were either given citations or felonies for a laughable amount of weed in Texas, resulting in over $1000 in bail to get our guys out of jail. And to make matters worse, our drummers mother in law fell into critical condition, abruptly ending the tour for us, and sending us home with our tails between our legs.

Now we face a lot of uncertainty as well as a massive merch bill that will begin to incur penalty fees as well as ruining our long standing relationship with our merch company. We have never crowdfunded anything in the past but now we have no other recourse than to ask everyone for any help they can give. We will be putting up the remainder of our merch this week on our BigCartel page and if you can donate, buy any merch or share our GFM link, or BigCartel link, we would be extremely grateful.

We know times are tough for everyone but we could greatly use your guys support in what has turned into an emotional, physical, and fiscal tragedy for everyone in the Alterbeast camp. Thank you guys so much and we hope to have new music as well as new tours for you in the near future. Thank you.
–Alterbeast“

They later added:

“I can hardly muster the strength to make this post but here we go. We unfortunately have to cancel our upcoming shows in NM, AZ, and CA as our drummer was unable to make it back to tour after the family emergency we mentioned in previous posts. Our hearts are with him and his family at this time. Once finding out we just made the 1700+ mile trek home, getting back late last night.

Extremely sorry we are just now letting you guys know. Between the long driving shifts and long gaps with no internet, mental and physical exhaustion, and knowing the thought and care we would need to put into this post, we thought it best to make it today after getting some rest. Besides the family emergencies, and arrests, a great many things didn’t go our way on this tour and we are left with a bit of a fiscal dilemma.

The most important of which being our merch debt. We are very concerned with this first and foremost as we want to maintain our good relationship with a company that has always done right by us. We will be putting up all the merch from tour this week on our BigCartel page, so if you can, please pick something up. We also will have a gofundme up. Anything helps at this time. Thank you guys so much for your support, messages, and everything else you have done so far. Any time we feel like quitting, you guys pick us up. Thank you and we love you.”

[via MetalSucks]

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Alterbeast, Cognitive, Micawber, & Warforged Announce October Tour

Alterbeast, Cognitive, Micawber, and Warforged have announced an October tour together. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

10/05 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
10/06 Portland, OR – Post 134
10/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/08 Spokane, WA – The Pin
10/09 Boise, ID – The Shredder
10/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
10/11 Denver, CO – Roxy
10/12 Amarillo, TX – Zombiez Bar & Grill
10/13 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
10/14 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats
10/15 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
10/16 Albuqurque, NM – Eclipse
10/17 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
10/18 Santa Ana, CA – 550 W 3rd (no Cognitive)

Alterbeast Announce West Coast Dates With Aethere & Continuum

Alterbeast have announced some West Coast shows with Aethere and Continuum. Here’s the dates:

03/07 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
03/08 Concord, CA – Red Hat
03/09 Santa Cruz, CA – Blue Lagoon
03/10 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
03/11 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/12 Spokane, WA – The Observatory (no Aethere)
03/13 Grants Pass, OR – The Sound Lounge (no Aethere)
03/14 Tahoe, CA – American Legion Hall (no Aethere)

Alterbeast Announce Tour With Inferi & Reaping Asmodeia

Alterbeast have announced a U.S. tour with Inferi (06/26-07/28) and Reaping Asmodeia (07/17-08/05). You can find the dates for that run below, and the dates for Alterbeast and Inferi’s previously announced tour with Rivers Of Nihil HERE.

Tour Dates:

06/25 Iowa City, IA – Gabes (with Arkaik)
06/26 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
06/27 Buffalo, NY – Stamps
07/19 Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
07/20 Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
07/21 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
07/22 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
07/23 Chapel Hill, NC – The Local 506
07/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
07/26 Brandon, FL – The Noise Box
07/27 Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks
07/28 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
07/29 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
07/30 Houston, TX – Houston Underground
07/31 Tyler, TX – Crossroads Music Venue
08/01 Lubbock, TX – Backstage
08/02 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
08/04 Pomona, CA – PBW
08/05 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Alterbeast Premiere New Song “The Maggots Ascension”

Alterbeast have premiered a new song titled “The Maggots Ascension,” via Metal Injection. This song is from the band’s new album “Feast,“ which will be released on February 23.

The band commented:

“We are stoked to give you another advance track from Feast! ‘The Maggots Ascension‘ is a part 2 to the song ‘Throne of Maggots‘ from our first record Immortal. Lyrics cover the maggots metamorphosis into flies and from slave to reign. Music is in the same vein as ToM: Fucking. Brutal. We hope you dig it and can’t wait for you to hear all the other stuff we did on ‘FEAST‘ that we know you will throughly enjoy! Keep on the lookout for more tunes and see you on the road this February/March w/ Grindmother, Inferi, The Kennedy Veil and Aethere!”

Alterbeast Announce 2018 Tour With Grindmother, Inferi, The Kennedy Veil, & Aethere

Alterbeast have announced a 2018 tour with Grindmother and Aethere. The Kennedy Veil and Inferi will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

02/17 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater (with The Kennedy Veil)
02/18 Santa Ana, CA – Malones (with The Kennedy Veil)
02/19 Las Vegas, NV – The Church (with The Kennedy Veil)
02/20 Mesa, AZ – The Underground (with The Kennedy Veil)
02/21 El Paso, TX – Rock House Kitchen
02/22 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar (with Inferi)
02/23 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozerz Rock Bar (with Inferi)
02/24 Big Spring, TX – Desert Flower Art Bar (with Inferi)
02/25 Ft. Worth, TX – Tomcats West (with Inferi)
02/27 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe (with Inferi)
02/28 Nashville, TN – The East Room (with Inferi)
03/01 St. Louis, MO – Fubar Lounge (with Inferi)
03/02 Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub (with Inferi)
03/03 Madison, WI – The Annex (with Inferi)
03/04 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews (with Inferi)
03/06 Denver,CO – Roxy Theater (with Inferi)
03/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock (with Inferi)
03/09 Boise, ID – The Shredder (with Inferi)
03/10 Spokane, WA – The Pin (with Inferi)
03/11 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven (with Inferi)
03/13 Portland, OR – Analog Theater (with Inferi)
03/14 Grants Pass, OR -The Sound Lounge (with Inferi)
03/15 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst (with Inferi)
03/16 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver (with Inferi)