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Waiting Mortuary / Press

“Waiting Mortuary is a four piece band that hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia, a location more known for hip hop artists instead of death/black metal. With that said, Waiting Mortuary have built a steady foundation of face melting live performances. I was fortunate to see them first perform as the opening act for Nile, with lead singer Terry Steel profusely bleeding from his forehead. In 2008, Waiting Mortuary released their debut album, "Heavens Decent Unto Ashes". It is a unique melting pot of blackened death metal with some definite grind and groove. The standout tracks in my opinion are "A Murder On Cowal Place", and the title track, "Heavens Decent Unto Ashes". The band is currently recording their sophomore album, followed by a east coast tour. It is appropriately titled, NorEas Tour 2011.”

“As part of their summer "Conquer and Curse Tour", Goatwhore (New Orleans black/death metal) and Abigail Willaims (New York melodic black metal) will be making a stop in Virginia Beach, VA on Sunday, June 28. Also on the "Conquer and Curse Tour" are Abysmal Dawn (Los Angeles death metal), Daath (Atlanta death metal), and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky (Tampa Death Grind). The stop in Virginia beach is also set to feature local talent including The Day of the Beast (black/thrash metal), Waiting Mortuary (grindcore/black metal), Amidst the Bloodshed (metalcore), and Ice Fortress (melodic death/black metal). More information can be found on the flyer below. In other news, the Gauntlet has teamed up with Metal Blade Records for a ticket giveaway for selected dates of the "Conquer and Curse Tour" including the date for Virginia Beach. ”

“Waiting Mortuary are a four-piece hailing from Virginia Beach who play black metal. The lineup consists of Terry Steel (vocals), Andrew Bancroft (drums), Ryan (guitar), and Ski (bass). The live shows are really intense. They usually come with a couple gallons of Terry's blood and pour it all over the place, and sometimes fire is involved. Three members of the band resemble Rawkhead Rex - the comic, not the movie. On this particular evening, I witnessed a statue of the Virgin Mary get showered in blood, lit on fire, and finally broken - all during a great live ritual. Their set also lasts about an hour.”

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