May 24 2019



San Diego death metal band Pathology has finished recording their new album. Produced and mastered by Zack Ohren at shark bit studios (all shall parish, decrepit birth). The artwork is done once again by the mighty Par Olofsson. The album is also featuring guest vocals by Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder.

Reborn to kill will be released August 9 2019 through Pavement Entertainment.

Per-orders are available now.


Pavement pre-order:


Dave Astor comments: This is by far the best Pathology to date. Everything came out very heavy. We added some new elements this time around and we are excited to see what everyone thinks. We also brought back the evil doctor from the dead so he can continue running his zombie army.


A new song will be available soon!


Reborn to kill will be released just in time for their upcoming tour with Narcotic Wasteland.



1 Hieroglyphs on cement walls

2 Forced regression

3 The beast within

4 Frothing at the mouth

5 Empathy Ends

6 Dragged into the cave

7 Pit of bones

8 The druids gavel

9 Crematorium flames

10 Stone axe dismemberment

11 Predation

12 Celestial condemnation



April 23 2019  

Tour Announcement! 

This August we will be hitting the road with Narcotic Wasteland, Malignancy (on selected dates only) and Contrarian (On selected dates only).
We are very excited to see everyone and perform. We will be playing old and new songs from our upcoming album on Pavement records. See you soon!

08/07/2019 Columbus, OH The Spacebar (Narcotic Wasteland Only) 
08/08/2019 Berwyn, IL Chicago Death Fest 
08/09/2019 Cincinnati, OH Northside Yacht Club (Pathology Only) 
08/09/2019 Minneapolis, MN Lee' s Liquor Lounge 
08/10/2019 Akron, OH The Empire Concert 
08/11/2019 Westland, MI The Token Lounge
08/13/2019 Boston, MA Once Ballroom
08/14/2019 Quebec City, QC L'Anti bar & Spectacles 
08/15/2019 Montreal, QC Piranha Bar 
08/16/2019 Seneca, NY Rockin Buffalo Saloon 
08/17/2019 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus Brooklyn, NY 
08/18/2019 Wilmington, DE Bar XIII
08/20/2019 Fayetteville, NC The drunk Horse Pub 
08/22/2019 St.Louis, MO Fubar
08/23/2019 Tulsa, OK The Vanguard 
08/24/2019 Fort Worth, TX Tom Cats
08/25/2019 Austin, TX Come and Take It Live 
08/27/2019 Mesa, AZ Club Red
08/28/2019 Flagstaff, AZ The Greenroom 
08/29/2019 W. Hollywood Whisky A Go Go 
08/30/2019 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick


April 4th 2019

Tour Announcement!

We will be hitting the road this spring for a west coast run. This will include The North West Terror Fest in Seattle and The Las Vegas Death Fest. Hope to see old and new fans at the shows. We will also be announcing a full US tour shortly. Stay tuned!

5/25 Blue Lamp Sacramento, CA
5/26 The Red Hat Concord, CA
5/28 old Nick’s Pub Eugene, OR
5/29 The Pin Spokane, WA
5/30 Dantes Portland OR
5/31 NWTF Seattle, WA
6/1 The Shakedown Bellingham ,WA
6/2 The Shredder Boise, ID
6/3 Whiskey Dicks Saloon Lake Tahoe, CA
6/5 The Xbar Cupertino, CA
6/7 LVDF

March 25th 2019

Pathology signs with Pavement Entertainment!


Back in the day Pavement was well known for its Extreme Metal roster. Well, the time has finally come to bring a bit of that back to the label. We are beyond excited to announce we have signed brutal death metal act Pathology to the roster. Heavy doesn't even begin to describe this band. They are one of the most brutal bands of all time! Pathology is currently in the studio finishing up their brand new album to be released later in 2019. Get ready...


Nov 29th 2018

Pathology will be performing at next years Las Vegas Death Fest June 6th-8th 2019

Sep 26th 2018

Pathology has been added to the 2019 Chicago Domination Fest

Sep 5th 2018

We will be performing at the Colombia Abomination Death Fest in 2019


July 11th 2018

Tour Announcement!


Grand Slam European Tour 2018


We will be heading to Europe in November with PYREXIA, EPICARDIECTOMY, KRAANIUM and SINAYA.

We have not been to Europe in 7 years, we are excited to return back and reconnect with old and new fans. See you soon!


08 Nov Berlin (GER) "Musik & Frieden"

09 Nov Flensburg (GER) "Roxy"

10 Nov Rotterdam (NLD) "Rotterdam Deathfest"

11 Nov Hamburg (GER) "Bambi Galore"

12 Nov Brno (CZE) "Melodka"

13 Nov Kosice (SVK) "Collosseum Club"

14 Nov Bratislava (SVK) "Randall Club"

15 Nov Prague (CZE) "Modra Vopice"

16 Nov Jena (GER) "F-Haus"

17 Nov Giessen (GER) "Slamming Brutality Fest"

18 Nov Paris (FRA) "Gibus Live"

19 Nov Nantes (FRA) "Le Ferrailleur"

20 Nov Roeselare (BEL) "De Verlichte Geest"

21 Nov Tilburg (NLD) "013"

22 Nov Utrecht (NLD) "Tivoli"

23 Nov Mannheim (GER) "MS Connexion"

24 Nov Zug (SUI) "Monthly Assault Fest"


May 1st 2018

Tour announcement! 


We will be on the road this August. This tour will also include Within Destruction and Parasitic Ejaculation. Mark your calendars

8/3 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick Tickets

8/4 Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery Tickets

8/5 San Jose, CA @ X Bar Tickets

8/6 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver Tickets

8/7 Portland, OR @ Analog Theater

8/8 Vancouver, BA @ Astoria Tickets

8/9 Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks Tickets 

8/10 Spokane, WA @ The Pin Tickets

8/11 Pocatello, ID @ Elks Lodge Tickets

8/12 Denver, CO @ The Roxy Tickets

8/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad Tickets

8/16 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red Tickets

8/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall Tickets

8/18 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 Tickets


April 1st 2018

Pathology will be headlining this years Black Bomb Metal Fest V. The fest will take place on Sat July 21st in Sonora, CA. Pre-sales available at


Feb 6th 2018



We would like to announce that we are bringing on some new band members...

The band would like to welcome Bass player Richard Jackson (ex Suffocate) and guitarist Daniel Richardson (Condemned, Lord Of War).

"Both members bring new energy and excitement to the band.  We are currently rehearsing and preparing to bring Pathology back on the road soon!" -Dave Astor (drummer and founder)


Stay tuned...


Jan 1st 2018

PATHOLOGY 'Throne of Reign' (re-issue) COMING MARCH 2nd via Comatose Music!

Comatose Music proudly re-issues Pathology’s 2014 release ‘Throne of Reign’. This edition has re-recorded drum sections and includes a killer bonus track! Completely re-mixed and re-mastered for optimal sonic destruction. First 1,000 also come packaged in a deluxe slipcase. Amazing artwork by the talented Par Olofsson. If you missed this back in 2014, now is your chance to own this often overlooked, yet crushing album, and hear it the way it was intended to be heard



May 11th 2017

Pathology finally makes their deadly return in 2017! This San Diego trio has come back home to Comatose Music for the release of their ninth studio album simply titled ‘Pathology’. Over two years of tenacious effort went into the creation of this self-titled album which can be described as their most superior work to date. Composed of murderous guitar riffs and a skillful drum performance chock full of grooves and blasts, topped off with filthy guttural vocals spewed forth by death metal legend Matti Way. This is the ferocious Pathology homecoming you’ve been expecting! Artwork by the great Par Olofsson. Drummer and founding member Dave Astor says, “We are very happy and excited to be working with Comatose Music again! The label has always been a great supporter of the band through the years. They put out some of the heaviest underground music out there and we are glad to be back on the roster”.

April 5th 2017

New Shirt in Stock

Nov 23 2015

Comatose Music proudly welcomes the return of Pathology! After bouncing between several labels since 2010, this San Diego trio has come back home to Comatose Music for the release of their first new full length CD in nearly two years. This yet untitled album is currently in the final stages of the writing process and expected for a Summer 2016 release. Drummer and founding member Dave Astor says, "We are very happy and excited to be working with Comatose Music again! The label has always been a great supporter of the band through the years. They put out some of the heaviest underground music out there and we are glad to be back on the roster. We are currently finishing up the music and we are excited for everyone to hear the new tunes". More updates to follow in early 2016, stay tuned!

Oct 21 2015

Some new merch has been added to the Pathology store! Includes some hat's a new shirt and hoodie. 
Click Here

June 19 2015

Pathology Music is now excepting coupon codes for merch!

Sign up for our mailing list and check our Facebook for codes and deals 

Sep 17th 2014

Injecting The World shirts are now available. New pressing with new ink colors.
Art design by Par Olofsson. Click photo!


Sep 8th 2014

Throne Of Reign Tank-Top shirts are now in stock!

Aug 25th 2014

 A old shirt design is back in stock, CLICK HERE

Aug 5th 2014

Throne Of Reign is out now! You can order here through our website. Available on CD, digital download and limited edition cassette tape. Order now CLICK HERE

July 22 2014

The song Harvest from the new album Throne Of Reign has been re-uploaded, CLICK HERE. The song includes guest solos from Ralph Santolla (Iced Earth, Deicide, Obituary) and Shaune Kelly (Flesh Consumed, Ripping Corpse, Hate Eternal). Available Aug 5th! Order Now, CLICK HERE

July 9th 2014



Throne Of Reign will be available August 5th 2014 through the bands own record label Pathology Music.

The new album will contain 9 ultra brutal songs with guest solos from Ralph Santolla (Iced Earth, Deicide, Obituary),

Shaune Kelly (Flesh Consumed, Ripping Corpse, Hate Eternal) and Christiani Peluso (Coprocephalic).

Album art is done once again by Par Olofsson and this will be the bands 8th studio album.

Package deals and pre-orders are now available only through the official Pathology website, CLICK HERE


Track List:

1. Harvest

2. Throne of reign 

3. Below the Root 

4. Relics Past

5. Alone 

6. Above Atmosphere 

7. Bavarian Illuminati  

8. Preparing for Blood

9. Members 


May 21st 2014

Pathology Unveil New Album Cover

Brutal death metal masters Pathology have unveiled the artwork and album title of their upcoming eighth full-length album. Throne Of Reign will be released August 5th 2014. The album will be released through the band own record label Pathology Music. The cover art is brought to you once again by the mighty Par Olofsson. Throne Of Reign is hands down the best stuff we have written, explains drummer Dave Astor. We have spent the last several months fine-tuning everything to make this the best Pathology to date. Look for pre-orders and song previews soon at

May 18st 2014

Hats are now available!

Order now before they are gone, CLICK HERE 


Jan 27th 2014

Pathology launches Kickstarter for new album

We are starting our own record label for Pathology and we will now be releasing our own music. Fans can order the new upcoming 2014 release through us. We are offering some limited products available only for this Kickstarter. And for a one time only their will be a new unreleased digital song. This bonus song is for Kickstarter donators only and it will not be available again!

This is hands down the most brutal technical stuff that we have ever written! We are more then half way done with making this album. This stuff is so crazy and heavy, fans will not be disappointed! New album will be released Aug 5th 2014!

Check out our Kickstarter at

Dec 16th 2013

New endorsement guitars Jackson and Blakhart

Dec 14th 2013

The Official Pathology website has been updated! Enjoy updated old photos in the photo gallery,
read along to the lyrics now in the audio player, updated web layout and more...

Oct 16th 2013

Pathology has announced that they will be starting up their own record label in 2014 called "Pathology Music".
Owned and operated by the members of the band. PM will now release their own music.
More info coming soon!



Sept 7th 2013

Lord Of Rephaim Is available Now on iTunes!

Sept 3rd 2013

Lords Of Rephaim is now available!
Click here to order

Aug 20th 2013



The new song Empire from the upcoming album Lords Of Rephaim is now available here.


Lords Of Rephaim will be available sep 3rd 2013 on Sevared Records. 
Recorded and produced by drummer Dave Astor,
and mixed/mastered by Daniel Castleman. Artwork is done once again by Par Olofsson.
This album also features the return of singer Matti Way and original
 guitarist Tim Tisczcenko.


July 28th 2013



May 14th 2013


Pathology have revealed that "Lords Of Rephaim" will be released Sep, 3rd 2013 on Sevared Records.
The cover art is done once again by Par Olofsson.

Feb 1st 2013

New endorsement deal with Blakhart Guitars!

Jan 17th 2013

Pathology signs deal with Sevared Records

Pathology has signed a deal with extreme label Sevared Records.
The band has finished their 3 album commitment to Victory and
has decided to go back to their underground roots.
Pathology wastes no time and is already working on a brand new album. This will be
the 7th studio release from the band and will feature the return of singer
Matti Way and original guitarist Tim Tiszczenko.
Look for this release in summer of 2013.

Dec 18th 2012

Singer Matti Way and original guitarist Tim Tiszczenko rejoin Pathology

Pathology is happy to announce the return of singer Matti Way and long-time original guitarist Tim Tiszczenko. Both members Jon and Oscar are no longer with the band. Pathology would like to thank them for their time and efforts.

This is now the prime Pathology lineup from the Age Of Onset, Legacy era.
We are very excited for this change, We will now have the best of both worlds with a mix of the old and new.
Pathology is already working on new material for a late 2013 release. The band has also completed their 3 album commitment to Victory Records and will be open to new options.

Dave Astor, Drums
Matti Way, Vocals
Tim Tiszczenko, Guitar

Sep 25th 2012


PATHOLOGY - The Time Of Great Purification is in stores now at FYE, Best Buy, Hastings and your favorite local independent store; order your copy here today. The Time Of Great Purification is also available digitally at iTunes/ AmazonMP3. Watch their new video "Tyrannical Decay" here and stay tuned in for upcoming touring plans.

Sep 19th 2012

 The Time Of Great Purification Giveaway Contest

Pathology‘s new album, The Time Of Great Purification, will be available September 25th via Victory Records! In anticipation of the new record Victory Records and Hails & Horns Magazine will be giving two of you Hailsions a pretty sweet care package! 

Want to win a copy of Pathology’s upcoming Victory Records release The Time Of Great Purification as well as their two prior releases on Victory? How about a T-shirt and poster? Today is your lucky day! We will pick 2 of you to receive a Pathology merch bundle that includes ALL of the previously described items. Get Pumped!


Sep 17th 2012


 With the release of their forthcoming album The Time Of Great Purification only a week away, PATHOLOGY has released a new video for their digital single “Tyrannical Decay”. Watch the video here now and download the track on iTunes/ AmazonMP3.
PATHOLOGY’s The Time Of Great Purification is releasing on September 25th and showcases the most technical and developed sound the band has ever created. Vocalist Jonathan Huber growls his way through thirteen heavy hitting tracks along with Kevin Schwartz shredding on guitar. Both drummer Dave Astor and bassist Oscar Ramirez don’t hold back and bring everything they have to the table to round out this relentless San Diego death metal powerhouse.
Pre-orders are available at the Victory Records’ webstore. Order here.

Sep 11th 2012


PATHOLOGY has released their first digital single, "Tyrannical Decay" from their forthcoming album The Time Of Great Purification, out September 25th. Download the track on iTunes/ AmazonMP3 and pre-order the new album here. Watch PATHOLOGY's latest studio update here and prepare for their heaviest and most brutal album to date.

Stay tuned for PATHOLOGY’s upcoming music video for “Tyrannical Decay” that will be released on September 17th through VEVO

Aug 3rd 2012

Pathology Interview & Live Footage from the Marquis Theater in Denver on July 26th, 2012.
 Plus 2 new live songs!
Click Here

Aug 1st  2012

Fans of metal grab your long neck, tune to drop A and shred along with death metal band, PATHOLOGY! Watch the guitar/ bass demonstration exclusively on of guitarist Kevin Schwartz and bassist Oscar Ramirez as they slay to “Media Consumption” from their latest release, Awaken To The Suffering.

PATHOLOGY is currently preparing for their heaviest and most technical album to date, The Time Of Great Purification, out September 25. Pre-orders are now available from the Victory Records Webstore and stay up to date with the latest news found on their facebook page here.

July 30th 2012

Here is a first listen of what The Time Of Great Purification will sound like! 
Click Here

July 20th 2012

Pre-Orders for the new album "The Time Of Great Purification" are now available through Victory Records!

July 5th 2012


San Diego’s death metal outfit, PATHOLOGY have revealed the cover art and announced that their new album will be, The Time Of Great Purification, out September 25, 2012.

PATHOLOGY is wrapping up their time in the studio with Daniel Castleman and Lambesis Studios on their third Victory Records release. “This is definitely our heaviest and most technical album to date”, states drummer Dave Astor. The upcoming release features artwork by Par Olofsson, creator of the cover art for their last two albums, Legacy Of The Ancients (7/06/10) and Awaken To The Suffering (9/13/11). The concept is simple: the Doctor is controlling the 2012 apocalypse and destroying the world!

PATHOLOGY is gearing up for a twenty-six city headlining run on the "Slaughter Survivors Tour" with Enfold Darkness, Fallujah, Fit For An Autopsy and Aegaeon. The tour kicks off in Santa Cruz, CA on July 21 and fans will get a chance to hear three new tracks off their upcoming album. See a full set of tour dates here

May 8th 2012


Touring junkies PATHOLOGY have announced their headlining tour dates for THE SLAUGHTER SURVIVORS TOUR 2012. Drummer, Dave Astor stated, “We're excited to announce our next US run later this summer as part of the Slaughter Survivors Tour. This is going be to be a great run of dates with some cool, young bands. We're pleased to lead the way."

PATHOLOGY will head into the studio at the end of June to record their third Victory Records album. Daniel Castleman of Lambesis Studios, out of San Diego, will be at the helm of the recording process once again. The album is slated to be released October, 2012. 

The Slaughter Survivors Tour w/ Pathology, Enfold Darkness, Fallujah, Fit for an Autopsy, Aegaeon

7/21 The Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
7/22 Branx - Portland, OR
7/23 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
7/24 The Venue - Boise, ID
7/26 The Marquee - Denver, CO
8/17 Rocky Point - Tempe, AZ
8/18 The Vault - Temecula, CA
8/19 Whisky - W. Hollywood, CA

March 3rd 2012


Earlier this year San Diego’s brutal death metal/slam outfit PATHOLOGY completed a successful 3-week west coast headlining tour that also went down into Mexico for 4 shows.

“Our west coast tour was fun and successful,” states drummer Dave Astor. “We really got to play some smaller markets on the run and I was happy to see some old and new fans come out, especially to some of these more rural areas that we’ve never played. Hopefully we can do this as intensive west coast run once a year.”

Next on the band’s agenda is more touring, in support of last fall’s Awaken to the Suffering album. The band has been fortunate to play with a lot of legendary death metal bands, including Obituary, Grave, Deicide, Nile, Immolation, Vader but due to a void of offers Pathology took the initiative of doing the above-referenced headlining shows leading to a request for a slightly different kind of tour in April with Rose Funeral and The World We Knew, getting into some alternative venues on the east coast and Midwest.
“I’m excited for this,” continues Dave. “We’ve been proud to tour with some of our influences but we also know our band appeals to a different and younger audience so we’ll be bringing some brutal, slamming death metal to these shows.”

4/4 Bada Brew - Crest Hill, IL (headlining)
4/5 Broadway Joe's - Buffalo, NY w Jungle Rot

Spring Slasher Tour with Rose Funeral and The World We Knew
4/6 Kingdom – Richmond, VA
4/7 Rogers Sports Pub – Chesapeake, VA
4/8 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
4/9 Jimbo’s Rock Lounge – Charleston, SC
4/10 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
4/11 Swayze’s – Marietta, GA
4/12 A&M Theater – Panama City, FL
4/13 H2O Live – Orlando, FL
4/14 Transitions Art Gallery – Tampa, FL
4/15 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
4/16 Coffee & Playhouse – Decatur, FL
4/17 The Muse – Nashville, TN
4/18 The Brass Rail – Peoria, IL
4/19 Crunchy Frog - Green Bay, WI
4/20 The Warehouse – La Crosse, WI
4/21 The Box Social – Chicago, IL

4/22 House of Bricks - Des Moines, IA (headlining)
5/4 Bar El Andariego - Mexicali, Baja Mexico (headlining)

5/5 Marquee 15 - Corona, CA
5/6 Chasers - Scottsdale, AZ (off-date w/ Warbringer)
5/7 - Hooligans - Albuquerque, NM (off-date w/ Warbringer)
5/8 Casselman's - Denver, CO

December 12th, 2011

Pathology will headline a two-week tour of the West Coast in early-2012. The tour sees the band rejoined by vocalist Jonathan Huber, who sat out on the band's recent U.S. tour with Grave and Blood Red Throne due to a badly broken leg.

"We're all very excited to hit the road together again in January," states drummer Dave Astor. "We are playing some songs on this tour that we have not played yet. We're also getting in some smaller California markets that we're excited to develop and bring the slaughter. We're looking forward to seeing old and new friends."

Dates include:

1/13 Tijuana, Mexico @ El Divan de Alicia
1/14 Fullerton, CA @ The Riff Haus w/ Warbringer
1/15 Simi Valley, CA @ 118 Live - w/ Abigail Williams, Inherit Disease
1/16 Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar w/ Gortuary
1/17 Santa Barbra, CA @ Velvet Jones
1/18 Santa Maria, CA @ O'Sullivan's Pub w/ Halo of Gunfire
1/19 Fresno, CA @ The Chinatown Youth Center
1/20 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Pioneer
1/21 Santa Rosa, CA @ Transient Lounge
1/22 Berkeley, CA @ Gilman Street w/ Impaled
1/23 Sacramento, CA @ On The Y
1/24 Ceres, CA @ The Workshop
1/25 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
1/26 Las Vegas, NV @ Bikini Bar w/ Cerebral Incubation
1/27 Scottsdale, AZ @ Chasers
1/28 Ocean Beach, CA @ Electric Ladyland w/ Gortuary
1/29 Hermosa Beach, CA @ Suzy's Bar

2/3 Puebla, Mexico @ Astaroth Beleth
2/4 Mexico City, Mexico @ El Circo Volador w/ Obituary and Rigor Mortis
2/5 Queratero, Mexico @ Teraza Rot

November 29th, 2011

Pathology has been added to the "Chas Metal Attack Fest " In Mexico City on Feb 4th 2012.
W/ Obituary and Rigor Mortis.

September 13th, 2011


August 19th, 2011


Today esteemed music site premieres the first track “Media Consumption” from San Diego’s brutal death metal/slam band PATHOLOGY’s forthcoming album, Awaken to the Suffering (out Sept. 13th) -

“We picked ‘Media Consumption’ because that song is a true Pathology track but also because it adds some new elements, as well,” states drummer Dave Astor. “We thought it would a good one to show everyone the direction of the new album. The song and the album are by far our best and heaviest material to date. We’re very proud of it and hope you like it.”

Awaken to the Suffering was recorded this summer at Lambesis Studios by producer Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Winds of Plague, Impending Doom) and features a continuing cover art concept by Par Olofsson (Immolation, Malevolent Creation) and is available for presale via
For more information –

8/26 The Crypt – Arlington, TX (headlining)
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
9/23 Ruby Room – San Diego, CA (headlining)

July 20th, 2011


San Diego-based brutal death metal/slam band PATHOLOGY is completing the mixes for their new album. The effort, produced by Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Winds of Plague, Impending Doom) at Lambesis Studios, is entitled Awaken To The Suffering , and will be released Sept. 13th, 2011. Once again the band has utilized the talents of Par Olofsson (Immolation, Malevolent Creation) to handle the artwork.

“The recording came out great. This is by far the best thing we have ever done. Everything is extremely heavy and very tight,” explains drummer Dave Astor. “It's great working with Par again on this cover. He did an amazing job. We decided to do a pencil sketch cover this time around. We also brought back the evil doctor to continue the zombie havoc.”

The quintet will head on tour Aug. 26th beginning with some headlining dates in Texas before joining Sweden’s Grave and Norway’s Blood Red Throne on Aug. 30th for a N. American tour (Gigan opens).


June 27th, 2011

PATHOLOGY Begins Recording New Album 

San Diego's PATHOLOGY has entered Lambesis Studios (owned by AS I LAY DYING vocalist Tim Lambesis) in the band's hometown with producer Daniel Castleman (IMPENDING DOOM, AS I LAY DYING, WINDS OF PLAGUE) to begin recording its new album for a fall release. This will be PATHOLOGY's first CD to feature the group's new lineup, including vocalist Jonathan Huber and second guitarist Kevin Schwartz, who have spent time on the road with their new bandmates during recent U.S. and European tours with DEICIDE and OBITUARY.

"I'm very excited to be back in the studio," states drummer Dave Astor. "Producer Daniel Castleman has done some of the best and heavy recordings out there. This will be the tightest and heaviest recording we have ever done. The new material we wrote is more thought out and way more brutal then anything that we have ever written. We're doing the same brutal music as we have always done. We just made the breakdowns heavier, the fast parts faster, and the slow parts slower."

PATHOLOGY's next U.S. tour — as the support act for GRAVE and BLOOD RED THRONE — will kick off on August 30.

June 13th, 2011

Pearl Teams Up with Dave Astor of Pathology

Pearl welcomes Pathology drummer to the artist roster

Pearl is very proud to welcome another blistering metal drummer to the artist roster, David Astor, of San Diego based death metal quintet, Pathology. David has made a name for himself in the metal world with a resume that includes multiple tours and recordings with bands such as The Locusts, Cattle Decapitation (of which he was a founding member), and now Pathology. A new signing to Victory Records, Pathology has relentlessly toured in support of their 2 full-length albums, 2007’s, “Incisions of Perverse Debauchery”, and their 2009 effort, “Age of Onset”. Currently, Dave and the band are taking their brutal forces to the road, sharing the stage with Grave, Blood Red Throne, and Gigan, throughout the US and Canada. This North American run starts August 30th, in Tampa, FL, and ends on September 13th in Edmonton, ON.

For more information on Dave and Pathology, be sure to visit them online at Welcome to the family Dave!

May 20th, 2011

PATHOLOGY to peform at Mexico City Fest this weekend; plan to start recording new album this summer

San Diego’s death metal merchants PATHOLOGY recently returned home from their first European tour supporting OBITUARY and GRAVE. The tour was a massive success for the band playing in front of some of their largest crowds yet, culminating in an appearance at the Neurotic Death Fest.

“We had a blast in Europe,” states drummer Dave Astor. “It was great to meet all of our fans, and to have the chance to make new ones out there. It was also special to hang out with Obituary and Grave every night. They were all very cool people to tour with and it was overall a great experience.”

This weekend their adventure continues as the group heads to Mexico City to perform at the METAL IN THE FOREST FEST alongside a tremendous and diverse bill featuring MARDUK, SINISTER, WATAIN, EXHUMED, RAGE, GAMA BOMB and VIOLATOR.

“We’re looking forward to this Mexico fest this weekend,” continues Dave. “This will be our first time there and we are all very excited. We have heard some great things about the insane fans down there and we look forward to this unique opportunity.”

The Metal in the Forest Fest will be the last date on the Legacy of the Ancients touring cycle as PATHOLOGY are completing the writing for a new album to be recorded this summer.

“The writing process for the new album is going very smooth. The new songs are some of the heaviest stuff we have ever written,” explains Dave. “We are all thrilled to be working with producer Daniel Castleman (Impending Doom, As I Lay Dying, Winds of Plague) at Lambesis Studios here in San Diego. I am a fan of all his recordings and feel his skills will bring our sound to where it needs to be.”

Expect a new album in the fall with the band already confirmed for their next US tour supporting GRAVE and BLOOD RED THRONE beginning August 30th.

March 11th, 2011


San Diego-based brutal death metal/slam band PATHOLOGY completed
their month-long tour opening for DEICIDE and BELPHEGOR
last night in Tempe, AZ. The tour proved to be the band’s most successful jaunt assisted by
the legendary status and pull of the headlining act, DEICIDE, but also because
it marked the maiden voyage of the group’s new lineup, which got along great on the road and were approved
nightly by the warm response of the crowd.

Today the band announces their next US and Canadian dates opening for
Sweden’s GRAVE and Norway’s BLOOD RED THRONE beginning
Aug. 30 in Tampa, Florida.  “We’re very excited to already be able to announce we have our
next tour booked,” says drummer Dave Astor.
“We’ll be opening for Grave, another legend in the death metal scene.
This tour will be in support of a new album as we’ll be recording this summer.”

Before PATHOLOGY record they will be going to Europe for 5 weeks of shows
beginning March 24th opening for OBITUARY and GRAVE,
including festival appearances at Paris Extreme Fest, Denmark’s Royal Metal Fest
and Holland’s Neurotic Deathfest.

Feb 19th 2011


PATHOLOGY has officially announced that the band will be doing its first European
tour opening for OBITUARY and GRAVE this spring.
The San Diego brutal death metal squad is currently midway through their most successful
N. American tour opening for DEICIDE, performing
in front of their largest crowds, having their best merch nights and
finally performing for Canadian fans.

“The new lineup is getting along great and we’re killing it onstage, so I’m very happy with
things currently,” explains drummer Dave Astor.
“2011 is looking like a great year for Pathology.”

And things have only gotten sweeter with the confirmation of the band’s first trip to Europe
as part of the European Chainsaw Massacre Tour
with OBITUARY and GRAVE beginning March 24th in Germany and ending April 30th at Holland’s
Neurotic Deathfest.

“We’re very thrilled to be touring with Obituary and Grave in Europe. Both bands are a big
influence and a cornerstone of death metal,” states
Dave. “We couldn’t have picked a better package for our first time in Europe. We’re very excited.”


3/24 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
3/25 Paris Extreme Fest – Paris, France w/Devin Townsend, Bonded By Blood, Dagoba, Lazarus A.D. +
3/27 Werkstatt – Cologne, Germany
3/29 Backstage Hall – Munich, Germany
3/30 Matrix – Bochum, Germany
3/31 Patronaat – Haarlem, Holland
4/1 Amadeus - Oldenburg, Germany
4/2 Royal Metal Fest – Aarhus, Denmark w/ Malevolent Creation, Hail of Bullets, Artillery, Onslaught+
4/7 Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland
4/8 Melnapiektdiena - Riga, Latvia
4/9 Propaganda - Vilnius, Lithaunia
4/12 Kwadrat - Krakow, Poland
4/13 Prosgresja – Warsaw, Poland
4/14 K17 – Berlin, Germany
4/15 Hellraiser - Leipzig, Germany
4/16 Rock Café – Prague, Czech Republic
4/17 Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia
4/19 Estragon – Bologna, Italy
4/20 Secret Place – Montpellier, France
4/21 Cotton Club – Lleida, Spain
4/22 Durango Rock Club – Valencia, Spain
4/23 Jala Jala - Almeira, Spain
4/24 Caracol - Madrid, Spain
4/25 Sala Capitol - Santiago de Comostela , Spain
4/27 Universal Dog - Lahr, Germany
4/28 Rocking Chair - Vevey, Switzerland
4/29 Kulturladen - Kufstein, Austria
4/30 Neurotic Deathfest – Tilburg, Holland w/At the Gates, Autopsy, Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Misery Index +

- more dates to be announced soon

Feb 4th 2011


2010 was a volatile year for San Diego's PATHOLOGY. While it saw the band releasing its
Victory Records debut, "Legacy Of The Ancients",
and doing three tours (alongside NILE, IMMOLATION/VADER and DESTROYER 666), the group
was plagued by a rotation of fill-in singers
and ultimately a horrible van accident that derailed the band from continuing.

Since that tragic event November 10, the guys have been putting things back in order.
In addition to a new van, trailer and gear, PATHOLOGY
has also enlisted a new full-time vocalist to replace original voice Matti Way, who was unable to tour
with the band. Jonathan Huber, formerly
of I DECLARE WAR, has taken over duties as frontman for PATHOLOGY.
In addition to his stellar vocal capabilities, Jonathan proved to have
the right attitude and presence that won him the spot.

"I'm very honored and feel very privileged to now be a part of the PATHOLOGY family," stated Jonathan.
"After being a fan of theirs for three
years, being in the band is pretty surreal.
I look forward to touring and recording with the band, and
thank them for this opportunity."

Fans can see the new lineup beginning mid-month as they will open for DEICIDE and
BELPHEGOR (tour dates below).

"I'm very excited to get back on the road," stated Dave. "We have been working hard to
get things back in working order after our car wreck and I am
thrilled to be playing again and am looking forward to showing the fans the new lineup.
I have always been a big fan of DEICIDE. I remember seeing
and meeting them in 1992 on Halloween here in San Diego. So to be touring with them 19 years
later is very cool! We play very early on this tour so
make sure to get there and catch our set."

Feb 15, 2011 Atlanta, GA, US @ Masquerade
Feb 16, 2011 Charlotte, NC, US @ Tremont Music Hall
Feb 17, 2011 Raleigh, NC, US @ Volume 11
Feb 18, 2011 Philadelphia, PA, US @ The Trocadero
Feb 19, 2011 Rochester, NY, US @ MONTAGE MUSIC HALL
Feb 20, 2011 Worcester, MA, US @ Palladium
Feb 21, 2011 New York, NY, US @ GRAMERCY THEATRE
Feb 22, 2011 Quebec City, QC, CA @ Imperial
Feb 23, 2011 Montreal, QC, CA @ Cafe Campus
Feb 24, 2011 London, ON, CA @ London Music Hall
Feb 25, 2011 Toronto, ON, US @ Opera House
Feb 26, 2011 Chicago, IL, US @ Reggie's Rock Club
Feb 27, 2011 Detroit, MI, US @ Blondie's
Feb 28, 2011 Louisville, KY, US @ Headliner's Music Hall
Mar 1, 2011 Tulsa, OK, US @ Marquee Theatre
Mar 2, 2011 Denver, CO, US @ BLUEBIRD THEATRE
Mar 4, 2011 Seattle, WA, US @ El Corazon
Mar 5, 2011 Portland, OR, US @ Hawthorne Theater
Mar 7, 2011 Las Vegas, NV, US @ CHEYENNE SALOON
Mar 8, 2011 W. Hollywood, CA, US @ KEY CLUB
Mar 9, 2011 San Diego, CA, US @ BRICK BY BRICK
Mar 10, 2011 Tempe, AZ, US @ CLUBHOUSE

Jan 2nd 2011

The official Pathology website is back up and running! A bunch of new stuff has been added...


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