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Withered (Blackened Death)

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Biography

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Darkness seeps eerily out of the speakers. Cruel dissonances rip through the air. A crawling feeling of violent despair sends shivers down the spine. WITHERED have spawned a sinister 'Grief Relic'.

WITHERED were formed by Mike Thompson and Chris Freeman in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America in 2003, when their long running crust/grind band, SOCIAL INFESTATION, went on an indefinite hiatus. Moving away from social awareness, the duo turned to explore the vastness of humanity's capacity for suffering. Wes Kever (PUAKA BALAVA) was recruited on drums and Greg Hess (LEECH MILK) on bass.

WITHERED released an untitled 3-song demo and immediately began touring the Eastern US. The critically acclaimed debut album 'Memento Mori' followed late 2005. Wes and Greg left on good terms and were replaced by local musicians Mike Longoria and Beau Brandon (WAITED).

After more touring, sophomore full-length 'Folie Circulaire' came out in 2008, garnering high critical praise and entering many end of the year charts. WITHERED treads darker realms by combining Scandinavian black and death metal elements with their crust/grind heritage. 'Folie Circulaire' carved out the first steps of an evolutionary musical path that continues until today. Dylan Kilgore (WAITED) stepped in for Chris Freeman, who could not proceed with the band's heavy touring schedule.

After a term on the road, third album 'Dualitas' (2010) witnessed WITHERED push their unorthodox song craftsmanship and extreme genre bending farther than ever and introduced more esoteric philosophy elements to extend the limits of introspective discovery. Another gruelling touring cycle took its toll. Dylan and Mike Longoria left their posts. Brandon and Thompson had already roughed in a few new songs and completed the framework for their fourth full-length with Ethan McCarthy (PRIMITIVE MAN) taking over vocal and guitar duties.

Lacking the accustomed bass presence, WITHERED called upon Colin Marston (GORGUTS, KRALLICE) to fill the void left by Longoria.

With evolution being their only constant, WITHERED have plunged into their darkest abyss so far with 'Grief Relic'!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Beau Brandon Drums
Colin Marston Bass
Ethan McCarthy Guitar, vocals
Mike Thompson Guitar, vocals

Releases Season of Mist

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Grief Relic

General information
: Fri, May 27 2016
: Fri, May 27 2016
: Tortured Blackened Death
: SUA068
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Mar 24 2018 US Columbia, SC Newbrookland Tavern
Sun, Mar 25 2018 US Asheville, NC Odditorium
Tue, Mar 27 2018 US Chicago, IL Subterranean Downstairs +Wake
Wed, Mar 28 2018 US Detroit, MI Cellarman's +Wake
Thu, Mar 29 2018 US Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Roboto Project +Wake
Fri, Mar 30 2018 US Toronto, ON Coalition +Wake
Sat, Mar 31 2018 CA Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo +Wake
Sun, Apr 01 2018 US Portland, ME Geno's Rock Club +Wake
Mon, Apr 02 2018 US Boston, MA O'Brien's +Wake
Tue, Apr 03 2018 US Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie +Wake
Wed, Apr 04 2018 US Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus +Wake
Thu, Apr 05 2018 US Baltimore, MD Sidebar +Wake
Fri, Apr 06 2018 US Richmond, VA Strange Matter +Wake
Sat, Apr 07 2018 US Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero +Wake
Sun, Apr 08 2018 US Atlanta, GA The Earl +Wake
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