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December 12th 2009.




It is with great pleasure that we announce our signing to Victory Records! We have been working tirelessly at writing new music and are ecstatic to be putting our next album out through Victory. We would like to thank Tony and the Pathology team for their diligent efforts in bringing Pathology and Victory together. Most of all, we would like to thank the fans who've been there from day one to support us every step of the way. We are very excited and can't wait to release our yet-untitled 2010 album!



Victory Records


It is our pleasure to introduce the newest addition to the Victory Records family, PATHOLOGY from San Diego, CA. This devastating American Death Metal band is an energizing new addition to the roster; their gore-soaked music and imagery has gained serious notoriety since drummer Dave Astor (founding member and original drummer for grind-spazz project THE LOCUST and militant death squad CATTLE DECAPITATION) founded the group in 2006. The band is preparing to hit the studio to record their Victory debut which will be in-stores in early 2010.

For a taste of what’s to come, visit their MySpace, VictorME, and check out their new merchandise!



November 14th 2009


Mini tour starts Dec 3rd-6th


Dec 3 2009 - The Ruby Room San Diego, California

Dec 4 2009 - Modesto Virtual Modesto, California

Dec 5 2009 - 924 Gilman St. Berkeley, California

Dec 6 2009 - The Pharaohs Den Riverside, California



August 1st 2009


A new shirt (The Zombies) is now available in the Merch area of the website.



July 29th 2009


"Age Of Onset" package deal is available. CLICK HERE. Package deal includes CD, Shirt, Button, & Sticker.



July 20th 2009


There is a new Pathology shirt design out now on Relapse Records.


Order now!


July 2rd 2009


Welcome to the brand new Pathology website. On this site you will be able to find all of our official merch, MP3's, news, and much more. Myspace dose not allow you to sell merch anymore, so this is a very easy way to buy our stuff. We keep updating this site so keep checking back. Bookmark us! Also join the Pathology mailing list for up to date news, shows, and website specials.

Nov 15th 2010

PATHOLOGY Involved In Serious Van Accident

San Diego-based death metallers PATHOLOGY were involved in a serious road accident Wednesday night, November 10. The group,
which was in the middle of a North American tour as the support act for NILE, was driving between dates in St. Paul, Minnesota and Seattle,
Washington when its van hit black ice outside Bismarck, North Dakota, causing the vehicle to roll a couple times before sliding a few hundred
feet. Three members of PATHOLOGY were taken to the hospital but suffered no serious injuries aside from some bumps and bruises and
the overall mental stress of the experience. Unfortunately, with no van, trailer and most of the gear damaged, PATHOLOGY has been forced
to pull out of the remainder of the NILE tour.

Commented drummer Dave Astor: '[This was the] worst car wreck in my life! [I feel] lucky to be alive. Everything is destroyed! Extremely traumatized.
This tour is absolutely over for us. Infuckingsane!"

A photo of the crash scene can can be viewed below.


Oct 26th 2010


Today we are back on the road heading to Chicago to complete the Immolation/Vader tour at Reggie's on Thursday, Oct. 28
and then starting the Nile tour.

As you've heard we had some setbacks but we're proud to say nothing will stop Pathology and we have 3 new guys playing with
Oscar and me, including a young dual guitar team that we're pretty excited about which brings the sound and show to another level.

So come to the show early (check our myspace page for dates) and we'll be there starting Oct. 28 - Dec. 3.

Dave Astor

Aug 27th 2010

Metal Injection contest!

Our contest to win a free guitar signed by the band ends this Sunday so make sure you enter at

July 26th 2010

PATHOLOGY hit the road, new song online

Legacy of the Ancients is now out and has been selling briskly and being enthusiastically embraced by both fans new and old as the band explores their brand of punishment. says “The right band to claim the vacant throne of brutal death metal” and Decibel confirms “Legacy of the Ancients delivers their best-sounding album yet”.

After a crazy weekend headlining the Second Annual Las Vegas Death Fest, drummer Dave Astor reports in, “We had a great time getting out and playing some of the new stuff for the fans. Being able to headline LVDF 2 was definitely nice, as well as getting to play alongside so many killer bands. We then took a couple of them, Inherit Disease and Septycal Gorge, out to Phoenix, Arizona for a show there the next night, which was cool.”

This week the band starts their first of their national dates in support of Legacy of the Ancients beginning with 4 shows alongside Jungle Rot, Lightning Swords of Death and Woe of Tyrants before connecting for a month of dates with Belgium’s black metallers Enthroned and Australia’s Destroyer 666, with Cardiac Arrest, Estuary and Black Anvil opening some shows.

“We’re looking forward to finally getting out on the road and performing live and meeting old friends and making new fans. We have a lot of tour dates ahead of us so there is no excuse to not make one of the shows. You will not be disappointed!” states Astor.

To celebrate the band have made a new song, “Afterlife” from Legacy of the Ancients, available on their myspace page.

w/Jungle Rot, Lightning Swords of Death, Woe of Tyrants

July 28 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
July 29 – House of Rock – Eau Claire, WI
July 31 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Aug. 1 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
Aug. 2 – Budda’s Place – Newport News, VA (headline)
Aug. 3 – Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ (headline)

w/ Enthroned and Destroyer 666

Aug. 4 – Europa – Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 5 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
Aug. 6 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Aug. 7 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 8 – Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
Aug. 10 – Walters on Washington – Houston, TX
Aug. 11 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Aug. 12 – Club 101 – El Paso, TX
Aug. 13 – Club Red – Tempe, AZ
Aug. 14 – Ultra Violet – Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 15 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
Aug. 17 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Aug. 18 – Satyricon – Portland, OR
Aug. 19 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Aug. 20 – Rickshaw Theatre –Vancouver, BC Canada
Aug. 21 – The Red Room – Boise, ID
Aug. 23 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
Aug. 24 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Aug. 25 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Aug. 26 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
Aug. 27 – Opera House – Toronto, ON Canada
Aug. 28 – Katacombes – Montreal, QU Canada
Aug. 29 - Hostile City Death Fest – Polaris – Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 31 – The Muse – Nashville, TN

July 6th 2010


San Diego-based death metal die-hards PATHOLOGY are releasing their highly anticipated new full-length, Legacy of the Ancients, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 6 on Victory Records. The album, mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse), is already getting great feedback from press with Metal Maniacs exclaiming, “You can feel through the sounds the rotting bowels, septic flesh wounds, Ebola breathing, cannibalistic head banging monsters these guys are. Obliteration and blood splatter coming your way low and HEAVY!”
The album will be specially priced for just $9.99 at all FYE stores as well as available from other stores and mail-orders or direct from Victory Records as part of a special package which includes a t-shirt (additional outlets listed below). The album features great artwork from Par Olofsson, which opens as a tri-fold expanded cover piece. Legacy of the Ancients is also being made available soon as a limited 500 piece vinyl pressing that is sure to be a collector’s item. The vinyl can already be pre-ordered directly from
The band’s video for the song “Code Injection” will make its worldwide debut tonight on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball (3am ET/12 am PT). Directed by Gary Smithson (Exodus, High On Fire) it conveys the group’s brutal performance.
Speaking of performance, fans will get plenty of opportunities to see Pathology live for the remainder of the year as they perform 3 back-to-back North American tours in support of Legacy of the Ancients. Kicking off with a headlining performance at the Second Annual Las Vegas Death Fest July 17, followed by some shows with Jungle Rot, Woe of Tyrants and Lightning Swords of Death before the August 4th start of the full Enthroned and Destroyer 666 tour. This will be followed by additional national tours with Immolation, Vader, Abigail Williams and then Nile, Ex Deo, Psycroptic and Keep of Kalessin.
All tour dates and more information can be found at or

May 17th 2010

PATHOLOGY Release New Song and Announce Tour with Immolation


American brutal death metal masters, PATHOLOGY, are thrilled to announce that they will be sharing the stage with Immolation, Vader, Abigail Williams, and Lecherous Nocturne on their upcoming US tour. A full list of dates can be seen below. “We're incredibly excited to be touring with both Immolation and Vader. These are 2 bands that I grew up listening to, and to be touring with them is extremely cool,” exclaims drummer, Dave Astor. The tour will be in support of PATHOLOGY’s upcoming Victory Records debut, Legacy of the Ancients, slated for release on July 6th.

Fans can get their first taste of new record by visiting the band’s myspace page, where the song “Code Injection” has been posted. In addition, the page has a completely new layout and photos, viewable at the following

The new album, Legacy of the Ancients, is available for pre-order along with a limited edition t-shirt for only $18 at the Victory Records web store. This exclusive pre-order package is available at the following link:

Tour dates with Immolation are as follows:

9/29 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
9/30 Farmingdale , NY - Crazy Donkey
10/1 Providence, RI - Club Hell
10/2 Manchester , NH - Rocko’s
10/3 Montreal, ON – Foufounes Electriques
10/4 Toronto, ON - MOD Club
10/5 Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
10/6 Detroit, MI - Blondie’s
10/7 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
10/8 St Paul , MN - Station4
10/10 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/11 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
10/12 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/13 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
10/14 West Hollywood, CA – The Whiskey
10/15 Santa Ana ,CA - The Galaxy
10/16 Ramona , CA - Ramona Mainstage
10/17 Mesa, AZ - U.B.’s
10/18 Tucson, AZ - The Rock
10/20 Austin, TX - Emo’s
10/21 Houston, TX - The Warsaw
10/22 Tulsa, OK - Marquee
10/23 Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
10/24 Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
10/25 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
10/26 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
10/27 Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
10/28 Chicago, IL - Reggie’s Rock Club

About the band:

PATHOLOGY is no stranger to the current burgeoning underground American Death Metal movement. Their gore-soaked music and imagery has gained serious notoriety since drummer Dave Astor (founding member and original drummer for grind-spazz project THE LOCUST and militant death squad CATTLE DECAPITATION) founded the group in 2006 amidst the hot confines of San Diego, CA. PATHOLOGY combines the bowel-shaking vocals of classic American Death Metal of SUFFOCATION and MORTICIAN, mixed with the technical prowess of gore grind gods CARCASS and mosh-inducing stomp of DYING FETUS and SKINLESS.

They released the Surgically Hacked demo (Amputated Vein Records) in the fall of 2006 and followed it with the brutal full-length Incisions Of Perverse Debauchery (Grindhead Records) the following year. Some relentless touring and vocalist changes did not stop this powerhouse, even as they released another full length, Age Of Onset (Comatose Records) in the summer of 2009. The PATHOLOGY name began coming up amongst the staff of Victory Records around this time and the interest in this band began to grow.

It became clear that Victory needed to partner with this beast and do what they could to elevate them to the next level. On a cold wintry night in December of 2009, the label made the hellish union official and brought Pathology into the Victory family. Now the band has a new record on the threshold of completion and they are prepared to conquer everything in their path in 2010. This is not metal for the faint of heart; this is true death metal that will stop at nothing to obliterate all that stands in the way. Head this as a warning, PATHOLOGY is coming...

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April 19th 2010


PATHOLOGY Completes Recording of New Album, Reveals Cover Art, and Confirms Tour with Nile

American brutal death metal masters, PATHOLOGY, make their return from the studio with a perfected encompassment of musical extremities entitled, Legacy of the Ancients. The upcoming Victory Records debut, slated for release on July 6th, was engineered by Jeff Forest (As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through) at Doubletime Studios in the band’s home base of San Diego, CA and was mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation) at Mana Studios in Tampa, FL. “We feel the recording came out extremely heavy and exactly how we wanted,” expresses drummer Dave Astor. “The drums are explosive, the guitars are thick and very tight, and the vocals are brutally crushing.” The album cover displays an artistic zombie-theme, designed by Par Olofsson (Winds of Plague, Annotations Of An Autopsy, Immortal). “The cover shows a doctor injecting people with a virus that is turning them into zombies,” states Astor. “It is a metaphor for the government control over our people." Fans can pre-order the new album, Legacy of the Ancients, at the following link:

PATHOLOGY is currently preparing to support their upcoming release live and in the faces of their most meaningful supporters; the fans. With the addition of bass player Oscar Ramirez (To Violently Vomit) accompanying core members, vocalist Matti Way, guitarist Tim Tiszczenko and drummer Dave Astor, Pathology has solidified their line-up. Fans will get their first taste of the new album with regional dates leading up to the release, and soon to be announced National tours to follow. The first of these tours will be when they join Nile on the “Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II” alongside Ex Deo, Psycroptic, and Keep of Kalessin. A full list of dates can be seen below. “We are excited to be touring with a legendary band like Nile. We’re huge fans and it will be killer to share the stage with them,” says Astor.

Dates are as follows:
May 7 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA (headlining with Arkaik and A Band Of Orcs)
May 10 – Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA (headlining with Inherit Disease and Rott)
July 17 – LV Deathfest - Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II
Oct. 31 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Nov. 01 - Headliner's Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Nov. 02 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD
Nov. 03 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
Nov. 04 - Rocko's - Manchester, NH
Nov. 05 - Club Hell - Providence, RI
Nov. 06 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Nov. 07 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
Nov. 08 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Nov. 09 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Nov. 12 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Nov. 13 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
Nov. 14 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 15 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Nov. 16 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 17 - U.B.'s Bar - Mesa, AZ
Nov. 18 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
Nov. 20 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Nov. 21 - The Warsaw - Houston, TX
Nov. 23 - Club Firestone - Orlando, FL
Nov. 24 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL

April 12th 2010


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March 18th 2010

Upcoming shows in May:

May 7th 2010 - Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, Ca
May 10th 2010 - Whisky A GO GO, Hollywood, Ca

March 12th 2010


We are proud to announce that we are now officially endorsed with Axis Percussion!

February 8th 2010

Pathology Announce New Members, Enters Studio Today For Their Most Brutal Record to Date

Recently signed to Victory Records, San Diego’s Pathology will enter Doubletime Studios today to record their label debut. The band feels very comfortable there with producer/engineer Jeff Forrest, having worked together on the group’s previous recordings. Doubletime has been going for 20 years and has a great and diverse client list including As I Lay Dying, Atreyu and Bleeding Through. Upon completion of the tracks, the album will be mixed in March by Hate Eternal guitarist Erik Rutan at his Mana Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains) for an anticipated early summer release.

“We are excited to be working with such a death metal legend,” expresses drummer Dave Astor. “We are confident that Erik will help bring us to the next level of brutality!”

In addition, the band have more news as they have undergone a line-up change with the new album with returning vocalist Matti Way and the addition of second guitarist Diego Sanchez (both ex-Disgorge) joining drummer Dave Astor and guitarist Tim Tiszczenko. The band will be adding a bassist to become a 5-piece when touring commences in May.

“We are very excited to be bringing Matti Way back,” states Astor. “We feel Matti is the voice of Pathology, and it would not be the same without him.”

In the meantime the band wants to close with this - “We’re prepared to lay down the new Pathology and it’s our most brutal and heaviest to date,” promises drummer Dave Astor. “We are stoked to show our fans what we have been working on.”

January 29th 2010

PATHOLOGY sign management deal with SALEM ROSE MUSIC!!!

For immediate release

Salem Rose Music is proud to announce that it has expanded its management roster with the addition of Pathology.

Recently signed to Victory Records, the San Diego-based band was formed in 2006 by former The Locust and Cattle Decapitation drummer Dave Astor. They have steadily built their name and reputation since via outstanding gore-soaked death metal releases, like last year’s Age of Onset, and are prepared to take it to the next level.

“I came into personal contact with Pathology late last year when they hired me to shop their latest 2-song demo to labels. I was impressed by the band’s continued musical progression, dedication to the cause and desire to work,” explains Salem Rose’s Marco Barbieri. “After securing the Victory Records deal we entertained the idea of me staying involved as their manager, and I am seriously excited by the future.”

Salem Rose Music was formed a little over two years ago when Marco Barbieri stepped down from his Presidential post at Century Media Records to return with his family to Las Vegas and join his father in their Property Management, Investing and Real Estate Development business. Having 20 years of professional music experience it was difficult for Barbieri to leave the business entirely and he has kept himself busy part-time handling the careers of Warbringer, Abigail Williams and Decrepit Birth, as well promoting local events and consulting others in various musical endeavors.

Dave Astor had this say about the new co-operation, “We’re extremely excited to have Marco be a part of the Pathology team. He has been in the music biz for many years and we are thrilled to have his experience and knowledge.”

Pathology begin recording their Victory Records’ debut in February.

For more information –

or email -


December 12, 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 29, 2011


Pathology has been added to the "Chas Metal Attack Fest " In Mexico City on Feb 4th 2012.

W/ Obituary and Rigor Mortis.




September 13, 2011






August 19, 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 20, 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 27, 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 13, 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 20, 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 11 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



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...


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

Kevin Schwartz, Lead Guitar

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




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