Vio-lence To Release New EP “Let The World Burn” In 2022

Vio-lence have officially confirmed the title of their new EP. The effort will be called “Let The World Burn” and it is set to be released early next year via Metal Blade Records.

Sean Killian commented:

“Life is meant to be lived and during that one life you have an opportunity to truly create memories for yourself and people who share the same time on this planet as you do. For 33 years, a creation called Eternal Nightmare has been making memories for people around the world. Now, it is time to create some new memories in 2021, and Vio-Lence has now done that for me, and I’m hoping for you too.

This resurrection was started in 2019 with a simple text that stated, ‘Let’s do a show’. At that moment, these 5 original songs began. I am very proud of the new music we created, and we are fortunate to have worked with some very creative people. Juan Urteaga, who was able to push the band to the edge of insanity to capture the intensity we as a band have always brought to people through our music and our live performances.

Tue Madsen put a special touch on our unique mania and brought raw perfection to our sound. Nothing too polished here, unless fragments of glass and broken razor blades are what you consider polished. I love to create, and we hope your heads explode when you hear the new Vio-Lence. Thanks to everyone involved, and especially Metal Blade Records, for giving Vio-Lence the opportunity to blow your minds.”

Vio-lence Finish Recording New EP

Vio-lence have officially finished the recording process for their new EP. The band commented:

“And that’s a WRAP!!! New Vio-recording is done. On to the mix and one step closer to your ears!!!! Thanks to Juan Urteaga for giving us his best and getting some awesome performances. So excited to share with you all what we’ve been working on.”

Vio-lence Begin Recording New EP

Vio-lence have officially entered Trident Studios in Pacheco California to begin the recording process for their new EP with producer Juan Urteaga. Phil Demmel commented:

“It’s been just over 30 years since we’ve recorded an album together. I never thought this would be happening and that anyone would even care after so long. All of the support is so appreciated and we hope you enjoy the 5 new songs we are tracking. Perry [Strickland, drums] is working hard on his tracks and we’ll start guitars next week. Going to be fun. Thanks again for joining us on this ride.”

Vio-lence To Begin Recording New EP In January

Vio-lence have revealed that they are planning to start the recording process for their new EP on January 18. The band will be tracking the effort at Trident Studios in Pacheco California with producer Juan Urteaga.

Phil Demmel Says Vio-lence Have “Four Songs Done” For Their Upcoming EP

During a recent interview with Wicked Pix Photography, Phil Demmel offered an update on the new Vio-lence EP. According to him, the band currently have “four songs done” for the effort.

Demmel said the following:

“It’s been a pretty slow process, just because everybody’s kind of working on [other things]. We’ve got a five-song EP that we’re putting out on Metal Blade — five songs, plus the cover [of Dead Kennedys’ ‘California Über Alles’] that’s already been released, but that’ll be part of the package. So we’ve got four songs done. We’ve got the beginning of the fifth one going. We’ve been demoing.”

“Christian Olde Wolbers from Fear Factory is playing bass for us now, and he’s been producing our demos and engineering our demos. So it’s cool to have him be super hands-on and be right there. We’ve got the rig right in our jam room, and everybody learning the tunes. We flew Bobby Gustafson from Overkill out. He’s our guitar player, and he’s gonna play on the record. So we had them out. And it was the first time that we really sat down and [fleshed] out the parts of the songs. They’ve seen videos, but these songs are hard to play, man. They’re hard for me to play; I’m still working on some of the parts.”

He continued when asked about the musical direction of the new material:

“It’s a thrash record. We’ve had a couple of buddies come in and listen to some songs, and they were, like, ‘Holy shit, man. You guys haven’t missed a step. It sounds like 1987 in here again.’ So it’s really exciting. We’re really, really happy with the tunes.”

“It’s fun writing with the dudes again. I’m writing all the music for these five songs, for this first EP. We’re probably gonna end up doing a full-length after, with [all] five [of us] writing together. But this one, it’s just me and Sean [Killian] writing.”

Demmel also added the following when asked about possible release plans:

“I don’t know. We don’t fucking know. We don’t know when we’re gonna record. We’re still demoing and still kind of writing. It’ll be summer — maybe late summer next year — before we release [anything]. We might tease a song [before that].”

[via Blabbermouth]

Vio-lence Premiere Video For Cover Of Dead Kennedys’ “California Über Alles”

Vio-lence have premiered a new video for their cover of Dead Kennedys’ “California Über Alles.“ You can check that out below:

Vio-lence commented:

“Being musicians in the Bay Area Thrash Metal scene, Vio-lence believes it is important to acknowledge the music that had a huge influence on thrash metal – which was Bay Area punk rock. With that in mind, Vio-Lence looked to one of the most influential bands of that scene – The Dead Kennedys – and their iconic song ‘California Über Alles‘ to perform.

‘California Über Alles‘ is a song Vio-lence has been wanting to perform live for some time. We decided that since we weren’t going to be able to do that this year, and since fans haven’t heard any recordings from Vio-lence since 1994, that now was a good time to bring it to our fans. We recorded it in our rehearsal studio with our new line-up of Phil Demmel, Perry Strickland, Christian Olde Wolbers, Bobby Gustafson, and Sean Killian.

So we hooked up the recording equipment and got to work. On a good day, it was about 95 deg. F, which was a motivator to nail our takes to minimize the time we had to sweat. Once the song was recorded, Christian headed home to Venice and got to work mixing and mastering the recording. We all agree that he did a great job, giving the song excellent sound without losing the raw rehearsal studio sound that we wanted to keep.

Once recorded, the band moved onto the task of filming a video for the song. We met with Scott Kirkeeng, Senior Producer with East Peak Media, to discuss ideas. With Scott heading the production, Dan Brown editing, and Tatiana Peavy working the music playback, the video shoot began. We spent the day filming at The Back Lounge, a bar owned by Phil and Marta Demmel.

The location must keep be confidential for fear of the California Secret Police locking us up for life. The band invited 10 friends, including Chris Collins (the guy wearing the helmet camera in the ‘World in a World‘ video) and family members (including Sean‘s son, Seamus), to join in the fun as masked zombie metal maniacs.

Nurse Marta ‘Demmon’ showed up to give the band a shot of ‘OBEE-D-ENCE’, which was emphatically rejected. We had a great time recording and filming the video and song, and we hope you enjoy the Vio-lence version of ‘California Uber Alles‘.”

Vio-lence Planning To Release A Cover Song This Week

During a recent interview with Poisoned Rock, Sean Killian revealed that Vio-lence are planning to release a cover song on August 20. He said the following:

“We did a cover song that’s gonna come out on the 20th of this month. It’s a band from the Bay Area that we covered one of their songs — a punk band. And we did a video for it. And so Metal Blade Records is gonna get it out on Spotify and iTunes, and we’ll put it out on YouTube as well. That’s coming on August 20th.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Vio-lence Record Cover Song

Vio-lence have been working on new music for their upcoming EP and now it looks like they have recorded a cover song as well. Phil Demmel confirmed the news on Rock Immortal Productions’ “Rock Talk” and also said that a video for the track will be released “pretty soon.”

Demmel said the following:

“We just recorded a cover song, and we did a video for it. So we’re gonna have the cover song be like a B-side to five songs. So you get five new songs [plus] the cover tune. The video for the cover song will come out pretty soon. It’s fun. It came out great. It was just kind of one of those things where it’s, like, ‘What can we do to kind of fill this gap and release some content?’ And I thought it would be a good idea to do this song that we’ve loved.”

He went on to say that the group are planning to enter the studio “within the next couple of months” to record the EP. He also added:

“We’re finishing up the third song [right now].”

“I’m really excited about the new music. We’re pushing each other. I’m writing riffs that I really can’t play. I’ve always been that way, though — I’ve always written riffs that are kind of above my playing level, like, ‘This is what I’m hearing.’ But with this, we’ve been practicing a lot — we’ve been practicing a whole lot.

I’m ready to make a statement with these five songs”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sean Killian Says Vio-lence’s New EP Will “Kind Of Bridge Between” Their First Two Albums And 1993 Demo

During a recent interview on the “Heavy Metal Mayhem” radio show, Vio-lence’s Sean Killian talked a bit about the band’s upcoming EP. According to him, the effort will “kind of bridge between” the group’s first two albums and their 1993 demo.

Killian said the following:

“If you listen to the ’93 demo that I recorded with Phil [Demmel, VIO-LENCE guitarist] and the guys — those songs wound up on the TORQUE album [Demmel’s post-VIO-LENCE project with guitarist Ray Vegas, bassist Deen Dell and drummer Mark Hernandez]. On that demo, I recorded ‘Breed Like Rats’, ‘Again’ and ‘Shooter’. And if you listen to that demo, you can kind of get a sense where we’re headed. We’re definitely not ‘Nothing To Gain’ [1993], because ‘Nothing To Gain’ was kind of forced. In other words, grunge was out at the time. A lot of the thrash bands, it was just, like, their labels are going, ‘This grunge thing is happening. We need it to be heavy like grunge.’ So that’s where you get ‘Nothing To Gain’. And I think if you talk to Zet [Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza] and the guys in EXODUS, they’ll tell you the same thing about — I forget the name of the album that they put out around the same time. But there was a lot of pressure from the label to be something that we were not. When we did those three songs on that ’93 demo, you can hear the you-can-piss-off attitude in those songs, like, ‘I don’t give a shit what anyone wants to hear. This is who we are and this is what’s gonna come out.’ So it’s kind of bridge between ‘Eternal [Nightmare]’ [1988], ‘Oppressing [The Masses]’ [1990] and the ’93 demo is what you’re kind of gonna get today — a combination of those three.”

This news comes after Phil Demmel recently said that the band already have “two songs done.”

[via Blabbermouth]