AGAINST THE PLAGUES – BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTO FROM MAKING OF “TERRORFORM” VIDEO
AGAINST THE PLAGUES is currently working on new video for song “TerrorForm” as a first single for upcoming release. Directed and filmed by Brad Scott of Bradley M Scott Cinematography and produced by Kake Multimedia. Video was recorded on November 10th at abandoned Methodist church located in downtown Gary, Indiana.
Commented Varyen Chylinski (drummer/founder of the band):
“This abandoned church located in Gary is one of the best known and most popular Midwest location for Urban Explorers, movie crews, indie films and photographers. This structure has been abandoned since 1975! When we arrived at the location with our filming crew we met bunch of city workers installed the fence around the building…. Looks like our video will be the last footage ever made at this beautiful place…
During the work we felt some paranormal activities around us…. It’s one of the most impressive gothic church I’ve ever seen in my life! Its so inspiring and unusual and its been in many movies like “Transformers” or “Pearl Harbor”…. Absolutely amazing place!”
We just entered Belle City Studio with Chris Wisco as a producer (Origin, Jungle Rot, Novembers Doom, Lazarus AD) to record new songs for upcoming material. We will be working for the next few weeks for our upcoming release.
We thrilled with the direction of the new songs and we are looking forward to completing the recording in next few weeks.
AGAINST THE PLAGUES played their first show with the new line up incl. Varyen (drums), Shaun Albro (vocals) , Aaron Covarrubias (guitar), Michael Maselbas (guitar), and Milo Kovacevic (bass) @ Tiger O’Stylies, Berwyn IL past Friday 02-28.
A picture from the show is below:
AGAINST THE PLAGUES
Against The Plagues will play a number of shows this month with new production and a new lineup to promote their latest album, “The Quaternion”. Tour dates are as listed:
8 – Yoti Bar – Mount Prospect, IL
9 – Krazee Kafe – Des Moines, IA
14 – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
20 – TBA – Columbus, OH
21 – Underground – Dansville, KY
22 – Vision – Fort Lauderdale, FL (Florida Death Fest)
23 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
29 – The Wisco – Madison, WI
Against the Plagues embark on a series of Promotional / Album Release shows today. It is the first time Against the Plagues has performed since their 2007” Architecture of Oppression” tour . Against the Plagues will be doing select shows in the Illinois and Wisconsin areas promoting their new EP , “THE QUATERNION” which is available on I-tunes, CD-baby and other online retailers. The album will also have limited physical copies available at the shows
“ We are excited to be doing these shows and playing for the fans that have been waiting ever-so patiently. It’s also good to show-off our more, refined material to new listeners as well. It has been quite a while, but we are energized, ready, and happy to be on stage once again. We urge all fans to come down and check us out. We will have plenty of Against the Plagues swag ( shirts, stickers, limited cds ) . And keep in mind that the more support we get, the more possibilities open up. For more details check out our facebook “
March 1st at Ye Olde Inn (YOTI)- Mt. Prospect, IL
March 2nd at The End Zone – Aurora, IL
March 3rd – Album Listening Party @ EXIT – Chicago, IL
March 8th at Regent Street Retreat -Madison, Wi
March 9th at Cobra Lounge -Chicago, IL
Chicago-based multinational extreme act AGAINST THE PLAGUES has issued the following update:
“We are currently wrapping up the production of the new AGAINST THE PLAGUES album. As we are nearing the release, we felt that it was time to reveal the album’s title and details. We decided to call this collection ‘The Quaternion’ since the album features four extensive pieces that correspond to one conceptual idea. This concept underlines the theme and philosophy of AGAINST THE PLAGUES. We feel that over the past six years, the listeners of ‘extreme metal’ have been denied and robbed of the essence of metal’s original intentions, class, and quality. We are hoping, with this album, that perhaps yesterday’s listeners will revive their estranged relationship with extreme music. We also hope that new ears will catch a glimpse of this craft before it completely dies out in North America.”
Due this summer, “The Quaternion” will feature the following track listing (not in final running order):
01. Man’s Modern World
03. The Praetorian Icon
04. Enemy Herein
AGAINST THE PLAGUES is:
* Varyen Chylinski (FOREST OF IMPALED, DAMNATION) – Drums
* Marco Martell (MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE) – Guitar
* Marcin “Novy” Nowak (BEHEMOTH, VADER, ROAD’S END) – Bass
* Orlando Logan “Plague Healer” Perez (ex-VEX, WHORE OF BABYLON – Vocals
AGAINST THE PLAGUES‘ debut album, “Decoding The Mainframe”, was released in Europe on March 31, 2010 via Vic Records.
“Decoding The Mainframe” contains re-recorded versions of all eight songs from AGAINST THE PLAGUES‘ self-released CD, “Architecture of Oppression”. The tracks were remastered and mixed by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, AEON, DISSECTION, KATATONIA, MARDUK).
We are urging everyone to check in with us frequently on our facebook page; we are on and more than happy to communicate with fans! Thanks again for the support.
I wanted to officially announce that I am doing vocals ( singing) for the Austin , Texas metal band, Whore of Babylon. Although Whore of Babylon have been active in the Texas Metal scene for the past 10 years I have been working off and on with my friends for the past year, and recently, we have recorded some great material . I wanted to announce this when we had the material ready so that we could have something to show the listeners. Currently we have recorded 7 songs and are looking to release this either independently or with a decent label. Right now, our ears are open to all offers.
I’m uncertain as to whether this would appeal to ATP listeners as it is a completely different style. I, myself, do a variety of vocal styles with this. I suppose the best way I would describe this as Fun, “ Brutal, Power Thrash” Metal music. To all the Against the Plagues fans, don’t worry! ATP is still working harder than ever and we are about to release a brand new Album/EP. I like to keep myself busy with music, so in the future, don’t be surprised if you hear about other musical projects that I involve myself with.
So for your listening pleasure , we have two tracks streaming on our Facebook
I wanted to take the time to briefly discuss a good man we lost recently – David Gold. David Gold was not just a good man, but a damn good friend whom I had the honor of sharing the stage with on numerous occasions. David , the guys in “Woods” , and I shared many laughs, drinks, and great times in Texas.
During his stay in Texas he and the band stayed the night at my house watching movies like “Conan the Barbarian”, drinking Whiskey and Lonestar, and trying to write down 10 different orders of “ Whataburger“ at 3 in the morning. We discussed philosophy, music, and 80s cartoons.
Since then, David and I bonded and kept touch with each other on a regular basis online and on the phone. I can recall that he’d send me random calls just to hear me do an imitation of someone. We chatted not too long ago discussing the New Album. There are many things I can say about David. I recall when he told me that I was the “ funniest and most entertaining part of the tour”, which really meant a lot. David was truly one of the hardest working individuals in the underground metal scene. His resilience inspires me. Without a doubt, I will spend the next few days looking at old pictures and old e-mails and reminisce .
I am deeply grief-stricken by this incident – as I sit here in illness, I cannot begin to imagine how those closest to him must feel, and I wish I could share the pain next to them, in person.
David will be missed. The music he leaves behind, is a gift we all should cherish.
Chicago-based multinational, extreme metal act, AGAINST THE PLAGUES, have released another brand new song from their upcoming album. The new track called “Theokratia” can be heard on the band’s official facebook and myspace site.
The New AGAINST THE PLAGUES album was recorded at Belle City Studio with producer Chris Wisco (November’s Doom, Lazarus A.D.). The upcoming( yet to be titled) album is complete and ready to release.
“After great response and interest we received from the metal community regarding our last released song( “Man’s Modern World” ), we have decided to post another new track in order to continue exposing our efforts and exhibit the potential of the new AGAINST THE PLAGUES line-up and our creativity.
We feel that Theokratia’ was the one song that reflected our views on fundamentalist, theocratic governments, dictatorships, and religious extremists -both foreign and domestic. We hope you enjoy this new track and look forward to hearing your feedback on our band’s official social media sites”.
Chicago-based, multinational, extreme-metal act AGAINST THE PLAGUES (feat. Ex-members of Behemoth/Vader/Malevolent Creation/Forest of Impaled) have released a brand new song from their upcoming ( yet-to be titled ) album on the band’s official facebook and myspace sites.
Commented the band:
“After a year of hard work and preparation we are proud to announce that our new material is complete and ready for release. Once again, we worked with producer Chris Wisco (NOVEMBER’S DOOM/LAZARUS A.D.) at Belle City Sound Studio. Before we release the album, we have decided to release one new song called “Man’s Modern World” to serve as a preview for the album. This particular piece is meant to be a reflection of today’s civilization as it observes the notion that tools (such as fear) are utilized by organizations and entities to create blind dependency and loyalty along with discouraging mankind’s will to a point where one’s potential to excel will never be reached. We feel this new track best represents the motif and pace of the album. Currently, we are in the process of finalizing all extraneous details regarding our upcoming release. We will release more information and news very soon, please check out our facebook and myspace for all updates.
Against the Plagues 2011
Against The Plagues “Man’s Modern World”
CURRENT AGAINST THE PLAGUES LINE UP is:
Varyen Chylinski (ex-FOREST OF IMPALED/ DAMNATION) – Drums
Marco Martell (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE) – Guitar
Marcin “Novy” Nowak (ex-BEHEMOTH/VADER, ROAD’S END) – Bass
Novy, (former bassist of Behemoth and Vader) has recently recruited Against The Plagues’ drummer, Varyen to help him complete the rhythm section of his new band Road’s End. This is the first project that Novy has composed himself and he’s looking forward to having Varyen assist him in live situations. The two guys have known each other for a long time, having both grown up in the Polish Heavy Metal scene and have wanted to find a way to perform together. When asked about the direction of Road’s End, Novy described the material as “American style Heavy Metal with a European soul.”
To aid in completing the band’s line-up, on next Tuesday, Sept. 27th, Road’s End will begin the audition process for a permanent lead singer and lead guitarist. All pertinent details of the process will be found on Novy’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/novybass
Individuals interesting in auditioning should already have touring experience, their own equipment and ideally be in the Chicago, Illinois area or at least be willing to relocate. For the lead singer, gender is not important, but the ability to sound like the singer on the streaming audio tracks is critical.
Bassist Novy (Behemoth, Vader, Road’s End) will be officially teaming up with Chicago based , multinational extreme act Against The Plagues in support of their second full-length release. The band decided to part ways with previous guitarist Wojtek Lisicki and continuing work on new album as a 4 piece group including VARYEN – drums(FOREST OF IMPALED/DAMNATION), MARCO MARTELL – guitars (MALEVOLENT CREATION/DIVINE EMPIRE), NOVY – bass (BEHEMOTH/VADER/ROAD’S END), LOGAN PEREZ – vocals (VEX).
Commented co-founder Varyen Chylinski: I am proud to announce that one of the best bass player in death metal scene – NOVY who previously worked with Behemoth and Vader is officially new member of Against the Plagues! He is great very experienced musician who used to play in several world class bands in the past and I am looking forward to work with him on our upcoming second album. We are very excited and full of energy like never before and I cannot wait to expose our new material to all our loyal followers! Also I want to confirmed that guitarist Wojtek Lisicki is no longer with us. We wish him all the best. Please check out our myspace/facebook sites for all updates.
Chicago based multinational extreme metal act Against the Plagues releases footage from their recent studio sessions for the follow up to their debut release “Decoding the Mainframe” . Recording is currently taking place at Belle City Sound in Racine , Wisconsin with producer Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM, JUNGLE ROT, NACHTMYSTIUM). Release for the yet untitled album is tentatively set for late Spring/ early Summer 2011.
States the band, “ We are very excited about this new release as we are taking every measure to make sure this effort surpasses our last in every way possible. The songs are definitely more intense and complex, but at the same time more memorable, catchy, and dynamic. As of now, all guitars, drums, bass, and solos are done; next up are keyboards and vocals. We have really concentrated on this material for the past year to make sure that it is the absolute best possible. Fans of the band will not be disappointed! Samples of the new tracks will be posted on our website as soon as they are finalized. Thanks for your patience and your support. We will continue to post more footage as the process continues.”
You can see current footage from the studio below:
Chicago based multinational extreme-metal act AGAINST THE PLAGUES begin working on new songs for as yet untitled second album.
Commented co founder Varyen Chylinski:
“I am very excited to announce that we are currently working with the songs for new album! We have 6 songs almost finished and another 2 in progress. Next month we will start recording them as a preproduction material and as soon as we have them ready we will expose some of them on our website. We are working with new music in our practice room in Chicago and as I see after several rehearsals , new songs are much more faster and extreme than the previous album “Decoding the Mainframe”. New AGAINST THE PLAGUES material has a lot of absolutely amazing riffs and “inhuman” blast beats which is completely new chapter for the band. All of our hard dying fans who were waiting for new music from our camp so long – will be delighted, I guarantee that! Also we decided to invite few special guests to make this material even more unique. It will be big surprise for all of You!
We will give you more updates very soon. I would like to thank you all for great support and fantastic feedback we received after releasing our last album. I can promise – it’s going to be the best material we ever done!”
Against the Plagues has representatives from such diverse bands as LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION, FOREST OF IMPALED, and DAMNATION. This varied experience has made Against the Plagues stand above many other newcomers to the extreme metal scene. We posed several questions to the band and received detailed feedback from three members. ENJOY!!!