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The new cd EP by Kaos “VALIIDATED IN BLOOD” available at kaosamongus.com and Malevolence Records, www.malevolence-records.us, CD Baby and iTunes | Digital Release March 28th, CD Street Date April 4th 2012

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What’s up! We are going to do some major posting and design in upcoming months, so be sure to check back occasionally and see what is going on! There should be plenty of awesome photos, and maybe a few videos coming up from a few shows we have played! There will be some demos, and other merch as well, so be sure to pick some stuff up! Don’t forget about the newest album Validated in Blood featuring Internal Bleeding and Blood Red Eyes! Thanks for reading!

Rock on!


All good things must come to pass, so the next and last KAOS Show will be held on Friday, January 18th 2013 at the world famous Slim’s in San Francisco, CA.
It has been an awesome ride spanning 25 years, playing with tons of kool bands, meeting a lot of great people, seeing the world, and TONS of support from family, friends, and all the rest. But now it is time to take a step back and let KAOS be…for no other reason except, it just feels right.
We cannot thank you all enough for the years of support and long hours of work, sacrifice, endless time and efforts that have been given to the KAOS engine.
First we would like to thank and give our deepest respect to the guys who have been a part of this metal family over the years. Joe Loescher, Jay Figueroa, Tom Lettier, Josh Valdez, Sean Boyles, Burton Ortega, Keven Gorski, and Paul Cowan, your contributions and music is forever carved in our name. And to James Humphrey, Shane Larson, and Shane O’Brien for filling in the gaps on our journey.

We can never forget those who worked on the inside and who devoted their time and effort. Michelle Murray for her dedication, love, countless hours promoting, managing and keeping us glued together. Nathan McLeod and Malevolence Records for believing in us and simply being a fan of what we have done. Melissa with Warped Records, Mario Perotti with Powerslave.com, Tambre Bryant for opening the door to Europe, and Beth Risner for being there in the beginning of it all.

There have been some folks that have influenced, helped, believed and really made a difference for us and everyone involved along the way. Phil Demmel, Sean Killian, Rob Flynn, Joey Huston, Walter Morgan, Pascal Boland, Carl Fuli, Eric Mogridge of Epidemic and the boyz, Chris Collins, Tim Rodriguez , Jamie Jacoby, Pete and Mystic Rage/Bands4Bands, Jimmy Arceneaux and the Stone/Omni Crew, Benny, Spandex Marco, Mark Keaton and the old Sharkbite Studios, Jon Torres, Bungee Brent, Lorenzo Pino, Jon Kingsley, Eddie Koeller, Dennis Darnell, Craig Ploof, Amelia Leal and Chris, Anthony and Marissa, Danny Montenegro, Donna Wolfe, Kelly Ronchette, Keith, Steve, and the Bellino family, Andy Hernandez, Nikki Blakk, Dave Marquette, Jerry Allen, Danny Shipman with Reality Check TV, John “Rudeness” Ryus, Sergio Collazo, Tony, A.J., and Brandon with Tactical Lighting, Michael Pina with Pina Pix, Frankie, Greg, and Billy B. for immortalizing KAOS in flesh, and every single venue we stepped foot in.
We have had nothing but good times full of mosh pits, beer, and whiskey along the way to seal the deal on this kaotic rollercoaster metal show. The stage lights are being dimmed, but the name and the music will live on.

There are 25 years of people and memories that have graced our individual lives and KAOS. It is impossible to list each and every one of you. We have filing cabinets full of radio, fanzines, bands and fans that have spread our word and our music over all of these years. Each and every one of you are important to us and have touched our lives. To keep it as simple as we can…We are grateful and thankful for ALL OF YOU!!!

Cheers to all of YOU….
Jason, Stacey, Steve, Jesse & Chad


KAOS Maniacs…

We will be headlining this great outdoor event. Show starts at 1:00 pm. Bring the family and watch KAOS storm the stage.
Bands4Bands Presents MetalFest 12 ‘

Hayward, CA – On October 13th, Bands4Bands in association with The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District presents 6th Annual MetalFest 2012 and Canned Food Drive to support The Salv

ation Army at Memorial Park, Hayward Plunge. MetalFest is poised to surpass last year’s fete:“MetalFest is getting bigger and bigger every year and we’re glad to be a part of it.” – Jason Darnell with the band Kaos,

1,000+ guests are expected this year at Memorial Park behind the Hayward Plunge. The massive stage will feature seven bands including Special Guest Headliner Kaos!..with Star Destroyer, Bay Area Veterans Mystic Rage, Cyanate (from Reno), Feral Depravity, Hemorage, and 42 lbs. All genres of metal will be represented hailing from all corners of the Bay Area. This festival covers a wide range of Bay Area Metal sounds. 

MetalFest was started 6 years ago when Bands4Bands saw a need in the community for food assistance. 

The upper knoll of the park will showcase vendors and local artists displaying their finest wares. The Bands4Bands booth will house the canned food donation bins, “bring a metal can…and see a metal band”. Performing bands will have their merchanise for sale. Free, while supplies last, a MetalFest Poster with a purchase of an event T-Shirt featuring all performing bands.

So pack your lunch, blanket and lawn chair for a killer day of metal. And for all the kids there is a play area on-site open throughout the festival. Don’t forget…”bring a metal can…and see a metal band”. 

When: Saturday, October 13, 2011
Where: Memorial Park/Hayward Plunge, 24176 Mission Blvd, Hayward 
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Admission: Free
Attendance: All Ages
Getting there: Half mile – 15 minute walk from Hayward BART, free parking, plenty of bike parking.
Fundraising: All canned food collected donated to Salvation Army
Event Sponsors: Bands4Bands, H.A.R.D., The Salvation Army, Music Depot, Carlene’s T-Shirt Corner, 90.5 KSJS, Ear Filters, Cleartone Strings, S & P Productions, Comcast, Lewis Rents, 107.7 The Bone “Metal Zone,” Quick Printing Center, Infiniart, Tri-City Voice, and East Bay Express.

For additional details, visit www.facebook.com/bands4bandsorganization

Other news…

KAOS is back in the studio writing for our next full length release. We have 5 new songs in the works and we are extremely excited about them. Stay tuned for details.

Through the month of October we will pay the shipping on any KAOS merch bought online…Get your Christmas gifts early.

Until next time…Keep Thrashing!!!


I’d like to say “Thank You” to :
Nemesis Records, Austin Breckinridge, Tambre Bryant, The Oakland Metro, The “MadMan” at KSJS Radio, ALL the Artist’s : …
… who performed at the Bay Area Metal Festival 2012 !!!
Great International Artist’s, great showcase, great performances, great time !!!
To the Member’s of Casket Of Cassandra, “Get Well Soon & To A Speedy Recovery”; wish ya all the best …
And to ALL the Fans, in attendance, showed their support, to a successful Bay Area Metal Festival 2012 …
Here’s to ya !!!
On behalf of Malevolence Records© & KAOS© www.KaosAmongUs.com, WE “Thank You”,
Extended “Thank You’s” go out to Craig “Rathage” Rath for all the help at the BAMF, Michelle Murray who helped land KAOS the spot at the BAMF & Family for attending & support, Ted Aguilar of Death Angel & Trish fpr the props / jpb well done & support, Geza of Verbal Abuse for the discounted drinks, the guys from Hammershot – Union City, CA. for coming out & showing their support, Michael Bradley with 3 4 Web Design – Castro Valley, CA., Mikki with EMD T Custom Boxes – Oakland, CA., Lisa Holt for your expressed interest of KAOS, & last but certainly NOT the least : Stacey, Jason, Jesse, Chad, & Steve of KAOS for doing WTF ya do best; got up there, performed a kick ass set, & stole the fucking show !!! Guys fucking nailed it !!! Cheers, Nate McLeod & Malevolence Records

Nathan McLeod 


Malevolence Records©



Greetings KAOS Maniacs…

Our next show is Saturday July 28th at the Oakland Metro.

Malevolence Records is running a KAOS/B.A.M.F. Promotion.

Purchase the KAOS 3 CD Bundle and get one complimentary Ticket For B.A.M.F 2012.

You get “Kaos Among Us”, “The Pits of Existence”, and our new E.P. “Validated In Blood” + you will get One Complimentary Ticket For B.A.M.F 2012 (a $15 value) all for $20 plus shipping. Or, if you have all of that, you can still get tickets from the band at a discounted rate. Tickets are $15 from us and $20 at the door so how can you beat that?!

This offer is good until July 21st while supplies last.

Get it here:

or you can email kaos@kaosamongus.com for more info.

This Thursday tune into KSJS! KAOS will be sitting in with the Madman at 9:00pm to talk about B.A.M.F. and spin some tunes. This will be a good chance to win some KAOS swag and a pair of tickets to B.A.M.F.
Listen in on the mayhem right here:

See you at the Oakland Metro!



Greetings KAOS MANIACS! 

Here are the current happenings in the KAOS camp…

KAOS is pleased to announce that we have been invited to play this years B.A.M.F. (Bay Area Metal Festival). With a ton of great bands both local and from afar, this is going to be a HUGE day of metal for the Bay Area. Get your advanced tickets here:




KAOS pre B.A.M.F. interview on KaoSJS Thursday July 19th at 9:00pm. You can listen in on the Mayhem right here:

KAOS AMONG US is now available on Cdbaby.com


Awesome Fan Site at Silence So Loud. Check it out…



Upcoming Events:

6.30.12           Return of the Thrashing Dead V           

                           Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany

7.06.12           Thrash Torture III                                        

                          Tilburg, Netherlands

7.07.12           Metal Over Oostrozebeke VI                      

                          Oostrozebeke, Belgium

7.28.12          B.A.M.F.                                                              

                         Oakland, California


Here is what the press has to say about the “Validated In Blood” E.P. If this doesn’t convince you to pick it up…

Your Metalness is in question!

Infernal Masquerade Webzine



Battle Helm True Metal Magazine/USA, UK, Sweden



Silence So Loud/USA



Metal to Infinity/Belgium









Power Metal Webzine/Germany



Aristocrazia Webzine/Italy



My Global Mind/Australia



Metal Storm Webzine/Germany



My Revelations Webzine/Germany



Metalcore Fanzine/USA



If you have not picked up a copy of  “Validated in Blood”, you can get it  right here:





We are looking forward to our next show in Vallejo on June 9th with our friends Cursed. Always a pleasure tearing up a stage with them.


Also, KAOS has been confirmed for this years BAMF. Set to take place on July 28th at the Oakland Metro. We are extremely exited to be a part of this huge line up. Get more information on the event here:


Tickets for the event are on sale now. You can get them here:



KAOS would like to thank Potential Threat, Hammershot, Viscerally Scarred and everyone who came out to support our “Validated In Blood” CD release party on Friday. It was a great and successful evening.

For any of you who could not make it, Contorted Records has invited us back to the Annex on Friday May 4th 2012 for a night of Extreme Metal with our new friends Warsythe, Gary Busey Amber Alert, Feast, ARSA and Dissimulated. Show starts at 6pm so get there early.


Greetings KAOS Maniacs!

We are pleased to announce that today is the official release of our new EP, “Validated in Blood” on Malevolence Records.

You can now purchase the new CD at these locations:
Malevolence Records

Check out the video/single “Internal Bleeding” from the new EP.

Show Dates:
This Friday April 6, 2012 in Fairfield, CA.
We will be appearing live at Pepperbelly’s with Skitzo, West Coast Fury, Cursed and Deathstryke.

849 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA 94533
$10, 21 & Over, Show at 8:00 pm.

Friday April 13th, 2012 at the Annex in San Lorenzo CA.
With our guests Potential Threat, Hammershot and Viscarally Scarred
2552 Grant Ave.
San Lorenzo, CA.
$10, All Ages, Show at 7:00 pm.

For a list of all upcoming KAOS shows go to www.kaosamongus.com and click on the calendar.

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Until next time, Keep Thrashing!!
Jason and the boyz


Download the new E.P. “Validated In Blood” THAT’S AN ORDER!


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