Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Dropkick Murphys, Etc. Set For 2023 Wacken Open Air Festival

The first set of bands have been revealed for next year’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. The event will be held on August 2-5, 2023 and it will feature: Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Dropkick Murphys, Wardruna, Jinjer, Beartooth, Two Steps From Hell, Ensiferum, Deicide, Pentagram, Nervosa, and Burning Witches.

Umbilicus (Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Etc.) Premiere “I, Human” Video

Umbilicus, the 60s/70s style rock band featuring Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition), Vernon Blake (Anarchus, Napalm Death [live]), and Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James), have premiered a new video for their new song “I, Human.” This track is from the band’s new album “Path Of 1000 Suns,“ which will be released on September 30.

“Path Of 1000 Suns” Track Listing:

01. “Hello Future”
02. “Umbilicus”
03. “Gates Of Neptune”
04. “I, Human”
05. “Stump Sponge”
06. “My Own Tide”
07. “Life On The Sun”
08. “The Call”
09. “Traveler”
10. “Gathering At The Kuiper Belt”

Umbilicus (Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Hello Future”

Umbilicus, the 60s/70s style rock band featuring Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition), Vernon Blake (Anarchus, Napalm Death [live]), and Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James), have premiered a new song titled “Hello Future.” This track will appear on the group’s upcoming album “Path Of 1000 Suns.“ Stephenson said the following:

“Hello Future! Here we are, we did it! It’s time for the world to hear what we’ve been putting our time and efforts into. We could not be more stoked for this first single and the album! Real down and dirty, simple, straight forward, in-your-face rock n roll for the people. It’s been a labour of love on all counts and a real trip from conception to birth. Here it is kicking and screaming in all its glory! Me and my brothers Taylor, Paul, and Vern‘s hearts could not be filled with more joy for you all to experience this with us. We are Umbilicus and we play Rock N Roll. Dig it! Much love and peace to you all past, present, and future!”

Umbilicus (Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Etc.) Sign Digital Deal With Blood Blast Distribution

Umbilicus, the 60s/70s style rock band featuring Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition), Vernon Blake (Anarchus, Napalm Death [live]), and Brian Stephenson (Fore, Old James), have signed a new digital deal with Blood Blast Distribution. Nordberg had the following to say about that:

“We are all so excited to finally start releasing some music from this band! I have worked with Blood Blast Distribution with several other bands, and they are absolutely killer to work with. Pro, great communication, and they care about the artists. Our first single should be out this month, so stay tuned!”

Deicide Announce “Legion” 30th Anniversary North American Tour With Kataklysm & Inhuman Condition

Deicide will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Legion” by performing it in full on a North American tour with Kataklysm and Inhuman Condition. Notably, the trek will also find Kataklysm performing “Serenity In Fire” in full.

Tour Dates:

08/11 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
08/12 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/13 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
08/14 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
08/16 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
08/17 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
08/19 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
08/20 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
08/21 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
08/23 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08/24 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
08/25 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
08/26 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/27 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
08/28 Indianapolis, IN – Irving Theater
08/29 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
08/30 Cleveland, OH – Odeon Concert Club
08/31 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
09/01 Quebec City, QC – Impérial Bell
09/02 Montreal, QC – Théâtre Corona
09/03 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
09/04 New York NY – Gramercy Theater
09/06 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/07 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
09/08 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
09/09 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
09/10 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

New Deicide Guitarist Taylor Nordberg Says The Band “Have Most Of The New Album Prepped”

During a recent appearance on the “Brews N Tunes” podcast, new Deicide guitarist Taylor Nordberg offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:

“They had started most of the new album before I joined, but since announcing [that we are going to celebrate the 30th anniversary of DEICIDE’s sophomore album] ‘Legion’ [by performing the LP in its entirety], we’ve kind of shifted gears and we’re trying to lock that in and get a set prepped just in the event that a show pops up. But they have most of the new album prepped, and then we’re hammering out, ironing out some details with the last couple songs. So hopefully that will be out this year. I don’t know any concrete plans on when we’re gonna start pre-production or recording or any of that. But hopefully this year. That would be awesome. But the material is sounding killer. It sounds like DEICIDE.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Morbid Angel, Valkyrja, Etc. Drop Off 2022 Maryland Deathfest, Deicide, Immolation, Etc. Added

Morbid Angel, Valkyrja, Archgoat, Blaze Of Perdition, and Antichrist have dropped off the 2022 Maryland Deathfest. Despite this, there is some good news as Deicide (performing “Legion” in full), Immolation, Profanatica, Akhyls, and Sulfuric Cautery have all been added to the festival. As previously reported, the event will take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

May 26 (Rams Head Live):

Asthma Castle
Acid Witch
Cough
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Primitive Man
Warmask
Yautja

May 26 (Soundstage):

Funerus
Limbsplitter
Mortiferum
Putrid Pile
Scattered Remnants
Skeletal Remains

May 26 (Power Plant):

Mortician

May 27 (Edison Lot):

Atheist
Bloodbath
Carcass
Graveyard
Massacre
Monstrosity
Obituary
Suffocation
Scorched

May 27 (Rams Head Live):

Akhlys
Panzerfaust
The Ruins Of Beverast
Spite

May 27 (Soundstage):

ACxDC
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fistula
Fuck the Facts
Miasmatic Necrosis
No/Mas
Sulfuric Cautery

May 27 (Power Plant):

Vio-lence

May 28 (Edison Lot):

Cancer
Cardiac Arrest
Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“)
Cerebral Rot
Coroner
Dismember
Enforced
Imprecation
Novembers Doom
Onslaught
Triptykon
Vircolac

May 28 (Rams Head Live):

Impure
Avslut
Necrophobic
Nifelheim

May 28 (Soundstage):

Backslider
Cadaveric Incubator
Flesh Parade
Haemorrhage
Holy Cost
Impaled
Malignant Altar
Napalm Raid
Skitsystem
Throaat

May 28 (Power Plant):

Deeds of Flesh
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench

May 29 (Edison Lot):

Blood Incantation
Deicide (Performing “Legion” in its entirety)
Demilich
Destruction
Divine Eve
Hypocrisy
Immolation
Necrofier
Nocturnus AD
Nunslaughter
Sacrilegia
Triumph Of Death

May 29 (Rams Head Live):

Devil Master
Dark Fortress
Profanatica
Sacramentum (Performing “Far Away From The Sun” in its entirety)

May 29 (Soundstage):

Antichrist Siege Machine
Birdflesh
Butcher ABC
General Surgery
Gravesend
Shock Narcotic
Warfuck
Whoresnation
Zombie Assault

May 29 (Power Plant):

Exhorder

Taylor Nordberg (The Absence, Inhuman Condition) Joins Deicide

Taylor Nordberg (The Absence, Inhuman Condition) has joined Deicide as their new guitarist. He was recruited as a replacement for Chris Cannella. Frontman Glen Benton issued the following statement:

“We are pleased to announce and welcome Taylor Nordberg to the Deicide family! An amazing and accomplished guitarist who takes our sound to the next level and brings a profound level of professionalism that completes and compliments the Deicide machine! GB”