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Latest news: Wed, Jan 25 2017, WITHERED

Latest release: "Grief Relic"

Release date: Fri, May 27 2016, US Fri, May 27 2016

American dark extremists WITHERED have premiered a lyric video for the track "To Glimpse Godliness", which has been taken from their current album 'Grief Relic'.

Listen to "To Glimpse Godliness" via Metal Injection.

WITHERED comment: "The lyrics are a continuation from 'Distort, Engulf' on our latest album 'Grief Relic'. These songs pair up to illustrate becoming overwhelmed by the frustration with the mortal limitations of human existence. It ponders your willingness to cast off this physical existence and achieve an aethereal sense of timelessness and limitlessness. To perceive the universe as a blank nothingness from a lone, single consciousness is to glimpse godliness."

The lyric video appears in advance of the band's previously announced Metal Injection sponsored winter tour across the USA and Eastern Canada with IMMORTAL BIRD. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.


Feb 15 Knoxville (TN) The Pilot Light
Feb 16 Columbia (SC) New Brookland Tavern
Feb 17 Raleigh (NC) Slim's
Feb 18 Richmond (VA) Strange Matter
Feb 19 Baltimore (MD) Soundstage w/ CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, IMMOLATION
Feb 20 Philadelphia (PA) Kung Fu Necktie
Feb 21 Brooklyn (NY) Saint Vitus Bar
Feb 22 Boston (MA) O'Brien's
Feb 23 Portland (ME) Space Gallery
Feb 24 Montreal (QC) Katacombes
Feb 25 Toronto (ON) Coalition
Feb 26 Cleveland (OH) Now That's Class
Feb 27 Detroit (MI) UFO Factory
Feb 28 Chicago (IL) The Empty Bottle
Mar 01 Indianapolis (IN) 5th Quarter
Mar 02 Nashville (TN) The End
Mar 03 Atlanta (GA) @ 529
Apr 22-23 Philadelphia (PA) The Fillmore - Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer Fest

May 23 Orlando (FL) The Beacham
May 24 Tampa (FL) Orpheum
May 25 Atlanta (GA) Masquerade
May 28 Boston (MA) Brighton Music Hall
May 29 New York (NY) The Gramercy Theater
May 31 Pittsburgh (PA) Mr. Smalls
June 1 Cleveland (OH) House of Blues
June 2 Detroit (MI) Crofoot
June 3 Chicago (IL) Metro
June 4 Minneapolis (MN) Cabooze
June 6 Fayetteville (AR) George's Majestic
June 7 Lawrence (KS) The Granada
June 8 Denver (CO) Bluebird Theater
June 10 Salt Lake City (UT) The Complex
June 12 Seattle (WA) Studio Seven
June 13 Portland (OR) Dantes
June 15 San Francisco (CA) The Social Hall
June 16 Los Angeles (CA) Regent Theater
June 17 Pomona (CA) The Glasshouse
June 18 San Diego (CA) House of Blues
June 20 Phoenix (AZ) Marquee
June 21 Albuquerque (NM) Sunshine Theater
June 23 Dallas (TX) House of Blues
June 24 Austin (TX) Grizzly Hall
June 25 Houston (TX) House of Blues
June 27 New Orleans (LA) House of Blues

WITHERED are touring in support of their latest album 'Grief Relic'. Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.



  1. Leathery Rind
  2. A Realm of Suffering
  3. Withdraw
  4. Feeble Grasp
  5. Husk
  6. Downward
  7. Distort, Engulf
  8. To Glimpse Godliness

'Grief Relic', can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.

Join WITHERED on their official Facebook page!



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'!


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

Releases Season of Mist


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
Wed, Feb 22 2017 US Boston, MA O'Brien's +Immortal Bird
Thu, Feb 23 2017 US Portland, ME Space Gallery +Immortal Bird
Fri, Feb 24 2017 CA Montreal TBA +Immortal Bird
Sat, Feb 25 2017 CA Toronto Coalition +Immortal Bird
Sun, Feb 26 2017 US Cleveland, OH Now That's Class +Immortal Bird
Mon, Feb 27 2017 US Detroit, MI TBA +Immortal Bird
Tue, Feb 28 2017 US Chicago, IL Empty Bottle +Immortal Bird
Wed, Mar 01 2017 US Indianapolis, IN 5th Quarter +Immortal Bird
Thu, Mar 02 2017 US Nashville, TN Drkmttr +Immortal Bird
Fri, Mar 03 2017 US Atlanta, GA TBA +Immortal Bird
Sun, Apr 23 2017 US Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore Philadelphia Decibel Metal
Tue, May 23 2017 US Orlando (FL) The Beacham +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Wed, May 24 2017 US Tampa (FL) Orpheum +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Thu, May 25 2017 US Atlanta (GA) Masquerade +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Sat, May 27 2017 US Baltimore (MD) MDF 2017 +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Sun, May 28 2017 US Boston (MA) Brighton +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Mon, May 29 2017 US New York (NY) Granercy +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Wed, May 31 2017 US Pittsburgh (PA) Mr. Smalls +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Thu, Jun 01 2017 US Cleveland (OH) House of Blues +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Fri, Jun 02 2017 US Detroit (MI) Crofoot +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Sat, Jun 03 2017 US Chicago (IL) Metro +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Sun, Jun 04 2017 US Minneapolis (MN) Cabooze +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Tue, Jun 06 2017 US Fayetteville (AR) George's Majestic +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Wed, Jun 07 2017 US Lawrence (KS) Granada +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Thu, Jun 08 2017 US Denver (CO) Bluebird +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Sat, Jun 10 2017 US Salt Lake City (UT) The Complex +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Mon, Jun 12 2017 US Seattle (WA) Studio Seven +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Tue, Jun 13 2017 US Portland (OR) Dantes +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Thu, Jun 15 2017 US San Francisco (CA) The Social Hall +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Fri, Jun 16 2017 US Los Angeles (CA) Regent +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Sat, Jun 17 2017 US Pomona (CA) Glasshouse +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Sun, Jun 18 2017 US San Diego (CA) House of Blues +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Tue, Jun 20 2017 US Phoenix (AZ) Marquee +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Wed, Jun 21 2017 US Albuquerque (NM) Sunshine +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Fri, Jun 23 2017 US Dallas (TX) House of Blues +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Sat, Jun 24 2017 US Austin (TX) Grizzly Hall +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Sun, Jun 25 2017 US Houston (TX) House of Blues +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
Tue, Jun 27 2017 US New Orleans (LA) House of Blues +Morbid Angel +Suffocation +Revocation
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