ORDER FROM CHAOS: More Reunion Details Revealed

One of the Midwest's most legendary extremists, ORDER FROM CHAOS will reunite for six nights of hellish brutality beginning on January 2, 2010 at The Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri. Joining ORDER FROM CHAOS will be ARES KINGDOM, CHRISTHATE (featuring members UNMERCIFUL), EZRA and MEATSHANK.

Tickets are available through Ticketweb.com.

ORDER FROM CHAOS, a trio consisting of Pete Helmkamp (vocals/bass), Chuck Keller (guitar) and Mike Miller (drums), was formed in Kansas City, Missouri during 1987, playing a mixture of old-school thrash, black and death metal, influenced by the likes of VENOM, BATHORY and CELTIC FROST. The band released a trio of demos in 1988, until a fourth ("Crushed Infamy"), which sold 1000 copies, attracted the attention of Putrefaction Records who released the "Will to Power" 7" EP, limited to 1100 copies. The band then signed a record deal with Wild Rags in 1989, who released cassette versions of the "Crushed Infamy" demo and "Will to Power". A final demo, "Alienus Sum", was released in 1992 by the band, featuring three rough mixes from their delayed debut album and a couple of rehearsal tracks; an official cassette version of the demo was released through Chilean label Hexateuc Torment.

Despite being recorded in April/May 1991, ORDER FROM CHAOS' debut album, "Stillbirth Machine", was finally released in 1993 through Wild Rags, despite the label dropping the band in November 1992. Around the same time, the album was also released by Greek label Decapitated Records (now Unisound Productions). This version, which differs from the Wild Rags in terms of artwork and layout and contains numerous textual errors, is apparently considered a bootleg version by the band. The album was given official re-relases by Osmose Productions in 1998 (including the "Crushed Infamy" demo) and Nuclear War Now! in 2008 (on both black and clear yellow vinyl). A series of further EPs were recorded and released throughout 1994 on various labels ("Jericho Trumpet" on Gestapo, "Live: Into Distant Fears" on Eternal Darkness and "Plateau of Invincibility" on Shivadarshana), followed by a second full-length, "Dawn Bringer", on Shivadarshana, before the band decided to call it quits in 1995.

After Shivardashana folded, French label Osmose picked up tracks recorded in 1995 for ORDER FROM CHAOS' third and final album and released "An Ending in Fire" in 1998, as well as re-releasing their debut.

Pete Helmkamp went on to form death metal act ANGELCORPSE, as well as writing a book on occultism, entitled "The Conqueror Manifesto: Capricornus Teitan". Chuck Keller and Mike Miller went on to form retro black/thrash band ARES KINGDOM and blackened death metal act VULPECULA.

With interest in ORDER FROM CHAOS still prevalent in the extreme metal underground, Merciless Records released a compilation of demos, 1994 live tracks and rehearsal sessions, entitled "Imperium - The Apocalyptic Visions", in July 2005.


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