Jul 222011

Pathology is a brutal death-metal band from SoCal. I’m a fan, partly for reasons that don’t have much to do with the music. Jonathan Huber, Pathology’s vocalist, used to be the frontman for Seattle’s I Declare War, and I had fun watching that band rise up from their starting days playing local gigs to their current prominence on the deathcore scene. I also had fun watching Jonathan periodically destroy himself in one Seattle mosh pit after another.

Pathology’s new album, Awaken to the Suffering, will be their first since Huber joined the band. It’s scheduled for release on September 13 via Victory Records. Yesterday, courtesy of a tip from NCS reader Utmu, I discovered that the band has now released the cover art for the album, created by the awesome Pär Olofsson. I couldn’t resist posting about it. Just feast your eyes on the grisliness above — and imagine the feasting that those monsters are about to enjoy.

After a festival in California and a few headline dates in Texas beginning August 26, Pathology will start a nationwide tour as support for Grave and Blood Red Throne, and Gigan is also on the bill. That will be a grisly, blood-drenched, head-busting extravaganza. The schedule is after the jump.

7/24 Grind the Blind Fest – The Brixton – Redondo Beach, CA
8/26 Pitchers – Arlington, TX
8/27 Nightrocker – San Antonio (w/ Disfigured)
8/28 Walter’s – Houston, TX (w/ Disfigured)


8/30 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
8/31 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
9/1 Casbah – Charlotte, NC
9/2 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
9/3 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
9/4 Petit Campus – Montreal, QU
9/5 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
9/6 Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
9/7 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/8 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
9/9 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/10 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
9/11 Osbourne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB
9/12 The Exchange – Regina, SK
9/13 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AL
9/14 Dickens – Calgary, AL
9/15 The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC
9/16 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/17 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
9/18 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
9/19 Key Club – W. Hollywood, CA
9/20 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
9/21 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
9/22 Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ


  1. I can’t wait to get this album, it’s on my ‘Must Get’ list. “Legacy of the Ancients” was awesome, hope this is a lot like it. I was bummed when I found out Matti Way left Pathology, I didn’t think anyone could replace him, then I learned Huber took his place; I don’t have the familiarity with him that I have with Matti Way, but he certainly does his job well!

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