Texas thrash behemoths, WARBEAST, are readying for a long-anticipated live takeover with a slew of one-off shows through their homestate and beyond throughout the Spring and Summer months. The festivities commence this Friday in San Antonio at Fitzgerald’s. The following evening, the band will bring their sonic devastation to Welcome To Hell Fest 2015 in Houston alongside Deadhorse, Poor Dumb Bastards and more. Additional WARBEAST live incursions include an appearance at the Ft. Worth Metal Fest in Ft. Worth on Memorial Day weekend, with Eyehategod and Goatwhore, One Fest 2015 in Dallas, with Mobile Deathcamp and Devourment and Full Terror Assault Open Air Fest in Cave-In-Rock, with Fear Factory, Eyehategod and M.O.D with future onstage infiltrations being deliberated.
The latest bout of live mayhem finds WARBEAST with an updated lineup featuring newest recruits, second guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud (stepson of vocalist Bruce Corbitt), two young, thirsty Lonestar thrash heads and longtime WARBEAST devotees. Comments Corbitt, “We are back with a new lineup and we’re ready to hit the stage again doing what we do best, that is to kick some ass Texas thrash style! We are also busy working on some new songs and talking about entering the studio sometime in August to record this deadly new material. I’m anxious to start this next chapter of WARBEAST. It will be memorable, I can guarantee everyone that much!”
5/08/2015 Fitzgerald’s – San Antonio, TX
5/09/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX @ Welcome To Hell Fest 2015 w/ Deadhorse, Poor Dumb Bastards, more…
5/15/2015 Blue Max – Midland, TX
5/22/2015 The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX @ Ft. Worth Metal Fest w/ Eyehategod, Goatwhore
6/05/2015 Hangar 21 – Shreveport, LA
6/12/2015 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
6/26/2015 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
8/01/2015 Three Links – Dallas, TX @ One Fest 2015 w/ Mobile Deathcamp, Devourment
8/15/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
9/11/2015 Full Terror Assault Open Air Fest – Cave-In-Rock, IL w/ Fear Factory, Terrorizer, Eyehategod, M.O.D.
WARBEAST was originally forged in the Fall of 2006 under the name Texas Metal Alliance. In April of 2009 the band officially changed their name to WARBEAST and united with Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Records. WARBEAST‘s roots are firmly entrenched in the legendary ’80s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal splatter kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Guitarist Scott Shelby was part of the riff machine behind Gammacide, one of Texas’ most furious thrash exports while drummer Joey Gonzalez now also provides blastbeats and mayhem for Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. WARBEAST‘s live shows prove equally impressive having already massacred crowds alongside the likes of Down, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Arson Anthem, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, haarp, Child Bite, Hymns, Author & Punisher, Gwar, Goatwhore, Destruction, Danzig, Samhain, Goblin, Municipal Waste, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pig Destroyer and countless others.
Stand by for further WARBEAST developments in the coming weeks.