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HOUR OF PENANCE Announce New Drummer, Sign Endorsement Deals

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Italian death metal horde HOUR OF PENANCE have announced the addition of drummer James Payne (Hiss From The Moat, Broken Heart Collage) to their lineup. Guitarist Giulio Moschini had the following to say: “Please welcome our new drummer James Payne. I’ve known him for quite a long time and he’s a very talented drummer. We’re proud to have him on board! James will be playing with us starting at Hellfest this weekend, and all of our dates on the Extreme fests here in Europe.“

Payne is currently endorsed By Tama, Vic Firth, and Zildijan and hosts his own YouTube show in which he has interviewed several drummers including Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile), Inferno (Behemoth), Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse) and more. Payne commented, “I started my drumming career as a death metal drummer, but over the years I ended up playing several different styles. While I still enjoy playing those styles, death metal has always remained in my heart and now it’s time to bring it back! I am honored to be playing with a great band such as HOUR OF PENANCE!”

To check out a preview of Payne’s intense blasting, you can head over to Sickdrummer.Com to watch an exclusive video of him playing the track “Enlightened Submission” off of the band’s latest album Sedition HERE.

HOUR OF PENANCE also have some exciting news to share: “We’re proud to announce that we’ve recently signed a endorsement deal with the mighty Seymour Duncan pickups! All the guitars and basses we abuse will be equipped with the newest Seymour Duncan Blackouts active pickups for a more intense sonic attack.” In addition, guitarist Paolo Pieri also announced his newest endorsement with Strictly 7 Guitars. “It’s an honor to be part of the Strictly 7 Guitars artist team,” he says. “The gear they deliver is absolutely awesome! We’re working together on a customized 7-string beast; stay tuned.”

HOUR OF PENANCE’s debut Prosthetic release Sedition proved that the band was a force to be reckoned with. In support of the album — which Outburn labeled an “explosive brand of complex brutality“ and Metal Hammer praised for its “epic, portentous atmosphere” — the band took on their first assault of North America alongside Nile, Skeletonwitch and The Black Dahlia Murder. After returning back home, the band is preparing to storm the upcoming Hellfest, as well as appear on several dates of Extreme fest. Full dates are listed below.

HOUR OF PENANCE Tour Dates:
6/17/2012 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France
7/05/2012 Extremefest – Henndorf Bei Salzburg, Austria
7/06/2012 Extremefest – Hunxe, Germany
7/07/2012 Z7 @ Extremefest – Pratteln, Switzerland
9/15/2012 Lyss, Switzerland – Carnage Feast 2012

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HOUR OF PENANCE: Exclusive “Betcha Can’t Play This” Video Premiere At Guitarworld.com; Band To Kick Off First-Ever US Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Today Guitarworld.com’s “Betcha Can’t Play This” segment features HOUR OF PENANCE guitarist Paolo Pieri showing off his method of shred. To check out the video and realize how much more you need to practice, go to THIS LOCATION.

The Italian death metal squadron will release their anticipated Sedition full-length to North American masses on March 27 (April 2 in the UK and April 6 in mainland Europe) via their new label home, Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded at Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito and is the follow up to 2010’s acclaimed Paradogma (Unique Leader), which Decibel described as a bludgeoning slab of death metal in the Morbid Angel/Immolation vein…surprisingly catchy machine-gun riffs, blasting drum patterns and the occasional nod to grindcore brethren Nasum and Napalm Death. Gleefully damned… planet-cracking intensity.”

HOUR OF PENANCE will hit North American shores for the first time ever supporting The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile and Skeletonwitch. The trek will include a stop at New England Metal Fest.

In related news, HOUR OF PENANCE are among the finalists to open this year’s Summer Slaughter fest and they need you vote! Cast your vote HERE.

HOUR OF PENANCE U.S. Tour Dates 2012
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Skeletonwitch
3/22/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA w/Nile *
3/23/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/Nile *
3/24/2012 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
3/25/2012 Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
3/26/2012 Station 4 – Minneapolis, MN
3/27/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/28/2012 Grenada – Lawrence, KS w/Nile *
3/29/2012 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
3/30/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/31/2012 Desert Breeze Skate Park – Las Vegas, NV
4/02/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/03/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
4/04/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
4/05/2012 House Of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
4/06/2012 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
4/07/2012 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/09/2012 Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
4/10/2012 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
4/11/2012 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
4/13/2012 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/14/2012 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
4/15/2012 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI w/Nile *
4/17/2012 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
4/18/2012 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/19/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
4/20/2012 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
* No The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch

“Sedition is marked by the haunting sustain of lead guitar over monstrous low end tech riffing and boatloads of invisible oranges moments to accelerate the carpel tunnel to which we are all so prone.” — Shreddernet

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HOUR OF PENANCE: New Track Stream Hosted By Decibel Magazine

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Today the fine folks at Decibel Magazine are hosting an exclusive stream of “Decimating The Ancestry Of The Only God,” from Italian death metal horde, HOUR OF PENANCE. The track comes off the band’s upcoming Sedition full-length, set for release on March 27 in North America, April 2 in the UK and April 6 in mainland Europe, via the band’s new label home, Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded at Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito and is the follow up to 2010’s acclaimed Paradogma (Unique Leader), which Decibel described as a bludgeoning slab of death metal in the Morbid Angel/Immolation vein…surprisingly catchy machine-gun riffs, blasting drum patterns and the occasional nod to grindcore brethren Nasum and Napalm Death. Gleefully damned… planet-cracking intensity.”

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HOUR OF PENANCE will hit North American shores for the first time the week of release, to support The Black Dahlia Murder, alongside Nile and Skeletonwitch on a full US tour, which includes a stop at New England Metal Fest. Pre-order the CD on its own, or along with a T-shirt or hoodie, now, at the Prosthetic Store.

HOUR OF PENANCE U.S. Tour Dates 2012:
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Skeletonwitch
3/22/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA w/Nile *
3/23/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/Nile *
3/24/2012 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
3/25/2012 Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
3/26/2012 Station 4 – Minneapolis, MN
3/27/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/28/2012 Grenada – Lawrence, KS w/Nile *
3/29/2012 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
3/30/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/31/2012 Desert Breeze Skate Park – Las Vegas, NV
4/02/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/03/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
4/04/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
4/05/2012 House Of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
4/06/2012 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
4/07/2012 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/09/2012 Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
4/10/2012 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
4/11/2012 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
4/13/2012 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/14/2012 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
4/15/2012 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI w/Nile *
4/17/2012 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
4/18/2012 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/19/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
4/20/2012 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
* No The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch

And in case you missed it, HOUR OF PENANCE, recently launched an in-studio video from the Sedition recording sessions. Check it out HERE.

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