Oakland-based purveyors of violence WATCH THEM DIE embark on a massive national U.S. tour early next month alongside Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood and Crisis. The group returns with a stunning new offering, *Bastard Son*, which is a multi-layered exploration of anger, pain, loss and redemption. The highly-anticipated new offering, mixed by Tue Madsen (Heaven Shall Burn, Himsa, The Haunted), is now available and a video for the album\\'s title track was recently shot with acclaimed director Kevin Leonard (Diecast, Walls of Jericho). Their metal crusade in support of the new disc began earlier this summer on a two-month trek supporting Soilent Green. WATCH THEM DIE are a band that puts it all on the line for any live performance, sacrificing their own bodies and health for the sake of putting on the best show possible. You have to see it to believe it. Look below for their complete touring itinerary.
Pat Vigil (vocals) checks in with the following report: \\"Greetings, Pato V of WATCH THEM DIE here with a little update on the WTD front. First of all, I would like to give Soilent Green thanks for allowing us to tour with them. We had a great time and made some real friends. It was a sick tour that lasted almost 70 days and was unfortunately interrupted by hurricane Katrina. Massive respect to Soilent, as their homes were demolished. We truly admire their strength and for soldiering on as they did. On the way back home, we stopped in LA to shoot a video for the song \\'Bastard Son\\' with Kevin Leonard. The whole shoot went very well, nothing too off the wall. We tried to capture our live energy as much as possible. Shooting in an old meat packing plant was a great beginning. Keep your eyes peeled for this video, and we are excited to share it with all.
\\"In a week, we embark on yet another U.S. tour. This time we are blessed with the presence of Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood and Crisis. We look forward to this journey and contributing to these countless evenings of sick metal. The second chapter of WATCH THEM DIE, entitled *Bastard Son*, was released on Sept. 6th and we urge people to give this record a listen. We have poured blood and sweat into this creation. Enjoy and behold our version of thrash metal. We look forward to seeing you all very soon, as we will tour like fucking mad to support this record. Thank you for your time.\\"
With *Bastard Son*, WATCH THEM DIE have raised the bar, crafting a record that will be a formidable calling card on their planned two-year obliteration of the U.S. in 2005-2006. The group also presents a multi-dimensional, unapologetic reflection of reality that is definitely not for the weak or timid. *Bastard Son* is simply raw metal violence unleashed.
\\"*Bastard Son* is harsh and utterly undeniable.\\"
\\"This album is top-notch brutality. It really doesn\\'t get much angrier than this.\\"
**-- Brave Words**
\\"An interesting and rewarding metal experience.\\"
\\"*Bastard Son* is a brute of an album that revels in malevolence and all out abrasive metal fury.\\"
Be sure to click [here](http://blog.myspace.com/centurymedia) and check out the Century Media blog on MySpace that features a whole slew of amazing WATCH THEM DIE photos taken at last week\\'s video shoot.