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Below is our complete Close Your Eyes news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
The Victory Records Spring 2013 digital music sampler is now available online. Listen to the ten explosive tracks and download the Spring 2013 digital sampler right here (email registration required). The track listing is:
Tear out the Heart – "Infamous Last Words"
Continents - "Inhale"
The Bunny The Bear - "In Like Flynn"
Snow White's Poison Bite - "The Gruesome Gory Horror Show"
Fall City Fall - "Lovebirds"
As They Burn - "Dream Collapse"
Terror - "Live By The Code"
Close Your Eyes - "Erie"
Counterparts - "The Constant"
These Hearts - "The Inconvenience" More...
Victory Records has checked in with the following statement about upcoming releases in the new year:
"After a successful 2012, Victory Records has summoned their army, with the drive and conviction to make 2013 rock harder than ever before. Pushing boundaries and coloring outside of the lines is to be expected, with a new year, comes a renewed sense of brutality and vengeance; an opportunity to unite fans of all music genres across the world.
"Never one to disappoint, Victory fan favorite Otep plans to deliver her final studio album; an awe-inspiring tale of a girl who has been cast aside, heart set on revenge against the cold world in Hydra, to be released January 22nd.
"The label debut albums of Fall City Fall's Victus and Continents’ Idle Hands, will also be unleashed on January 22nd; already being called some of the most dynamic, raw hardcore collections in a longtime by Outburn. More...
Texas-based, melodic hardcore group Close Your Eyes will be joining one of the most well known Christian tours to pop up in the last few years. Scream the Prayer, going on its fifth year, starts its 19 city run on June 22nd in Nashville, TN. Close Your Eyes will be sharing the stage with bands like Demon Hunter (select dates), Emery, Sleeping Giant and many more.
Close Your Eyes from Abilene, TX will be debuting the band's new lineup on the Scream the Prayer tour. Founding members Brett Callaway - lead guitar/vocals and Sonny Vega – bassist, will welcome back Andrew Rodriguez on rhythm guitar. Rodriguez, who has been an active member in Close Your Eyes for many years, is currently enrolled in school working towards his degree. He is putting his books aside this summer to join the band on stage. The band is also welcoming the two new additions: vocalist Mikey Sawyer and Jordan Vesey on drums.
Check out a teaser trailer featuring the dates for Close Your Eyes on the Scream The Prayer tour below. More...
Victory Records has posted a new 20 song sampler online for streaming, which can be found below. The label also commented:
"Check out our new 20 song music sampler available now on Soundcloud. It features songs from Emmure, A Day To Remember, God Forbid, first listens to brand new tracks from Dr. Acula, A Hero A Fake and These Hearts plus 14 other Victory artists.
The pickings are quite slim again for new metal music this week on the Rock Band Network, but there is a good quality extreme metal track from rising French stars Eths.
The band will finally be releasing new album "III" (reviewed here) in North America early next month, but fans who haven't gotten a chance to hear the album yet can get an advance preview with the newly added song "Gravis Venter." The following two metal tracks are now available on the Xbox 360 version of the game:
ETHS - "Gravis Venter" (160 MSP)
Skylliton – “Crabplosion” (80 MSP)
PS3 players will instead get the following tracks on Tuesday, May 15th:
Nordheim - "Beer, Metal, Trolls and Vomit!" ($1.99)
Close Your Eyes - "Song for the Broken" ($1.99)
The Bunny The Bear - "Ocean Floor" ($1.99)
Ain't No Grave Records is proud to announce that two of the label's recording artists will be appearing on this year's "Scream The Prayer" Tour. Sleeping Giant and The Great Commission will join Demon Hunter (on select dates), Emery, MyChildren MyBride, Close Your Eyes, Hundredth, Gideon, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, and Your Memorial. A list of dates are below, and more will be announced shortly.
06/22/12 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
06/23/12 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
06/24/12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
06/26/12 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
06/27/12 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
06/28/12 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
06/30/12 - Dayton, OH @ The Attic Club
07/01/12 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
The Great Commission recently put out a music video for "When It Rains It Pours" off the band's debut album, "Heavy Worship." The music video can be seen here, and additional tour dates for The Great Comission can be seen below. More...
Close Your Eyes is set to play this year's Bamboozle on May 19th. Guitarist/vocalist Brett Callaway made a special video regarding the Bamboozle announcement for fans which you can watch via Facebook right here. The band has also released the music video for "Erie" which you can watch below.
Hardcore group Comeback Kid is set to embark on a headlining U.S. tour with a line-up that includes support from labelmates Close Your Eyes, along with Foundation, Such Gold, and Living With Lions.
Comeback Kid frontman Andrew Neufeld expresses his enthusiasm for the line-up, “We really enjoy playing with all different kinds of bands and mixing up bills. This tour is a great example of that.“ Neufeld goes on to say, “This tour covers the majority of the U.S. and we’re psyched to finally do a headlining tour in the U.S. for Symptoms + Cures.”
Christian metalcore act Close Your Eyes has released a new music video for “Keep The Lights On” that comes off of the band's latest effort, "Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts."
Vocalist Shane Raymond said of the video, “I wrote that song knowing I was being in this place of everything that I despised, and running away from all of the things I know that I should be… and to ‘keep the lights on,’ because I know there’s still hope.”
Close Your Eyes also has the following upcoming live shows with Norma Jean:
Dec 3, 2011 @ House of Rock, Corpus Christi, TX
Dec 4, 2011 @ Dos Amigos, Odessa, TX
Dec 5, 2011 @ Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX
Dec 6, 2011 @ CLUBHOUSE, Tempe, AZ
Dec 7, 2011 @ Jerry's Pizza, Bakersfield, CA
Dec 8, 2011 @ Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA
Dec 10, 2011 @ Industry Theater, Lancaster, CA
Victory Records has posted episode 74 of the label's "VicTorV" webisode series online, which can be viewed below. This episode of the series includes members of Carnifex, Close Your Eyes, and Counterparts.
Victory Records has posted episode #73 of "VicTorV" online, which can be viewed below. This clip includes Close Your Eyes, Counterparts, and Comeback Kid.
Christian metalcore act Close Your Eyes has posted the second part in a track-by-track breakdown video series about the new album "Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts." You can check out the clip below. The new album is due out October 24th, 2011 via Victory Records.
Christian metalcore band Close Your Eyes is shooting a new music video today in Chicago for an as-yet-undisclosed song off the upcoming album "Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts." The new album is due out October 24th, 2011. You can check out a studio update from the recording of the album in the player below.
Christian metalcore act Close Your Eyes, which took part in the Scream the Prayer tour earlier this summer, will release the new album "Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts" on October 25th, 2011. You can check out a studio update from the band in the clip below.
Close Your Eyes also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Scream The Prayer is a touring metal and hardcore festival of sorts, already in its fourth year, that packs the stage with bands that specialize in redefining what counts as a Christian worship service. The bands associated with the tour this year are as follows: Norma Jean, Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, As Hell Retreats, and Sovereign Strength. From beginning to end, each band worked towards bringing the word of God to the masses in the form of relentless heavy metal.
Regardless of your stance on religion, you have to commend these bands for their drive. On July 1st, I was on hand to catch the first date of this 2011 tour. More...
The line-up for the fourth annual Scream The Prayer tour features Norma Jean headlining alongside Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, Sovereign Strength, and As Hell Retreats. The trek kicks off on July 1st and runs through July 31st, and the currently announced dates are as follows:
7/1 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/2 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/3 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/5 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/6 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/7 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
7/8 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
7/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
7/10 Pratville (Montgomery), AL @ The Blue Iguana
7/11 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfront Pavilion
7/14 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
7/16 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/17 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/22 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Racepark w/ The All Stars Tour
7/23 San Antonio, TX @ The Backstage Live w/ The All Stars Tour
7/24 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium w/ The All Stars Tour
7/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
7/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/27 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/30 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/31 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
A new video interview with christian metalcore act Close Your Eyes has been posted online. You can view the interview in the player below.
Atlanta progressive metalcore outfit Norma Jean has been revealed as the headline act on the forthcoming 2011 "Scream the Prayer" tour. The touring festival, which features a lineup made up entirely of christian bands, will run throughout the entire month of July. You can view the festival lineup in the list below.
War Of Ages
Close Your Eyes
Texas In July
I The Breather
The Great Commission
As Hell Retreats
TERROR has added more dates to their current touring schedule. The monster North American trek, dubbed the "Stick Tight 2011" tour, sees the band headlining with support coming from Stick To Your Guns, Trapped Under Ice, Close Your Eyes and Your Demise. The new additions are below:
5/27 New London, CT @ El N Gee (w/ Death Threat playing between Trapped Under Ice & Stick To Your Guns)
5/29 Boston, MA @ Wonderland Ballroom
The latest "Stick Tight 2011" tour dates are now as follows: More...
As was previously announced, Terror will be co-headlining alongside Stick To Your Guns for a series of tour dates with support from Trapped Under Ice, Close Your Eyes, and Your Demise. More dates have now been added to the North American tour. The currently announced dates are as follows:
4/2/11 US VA Richmond The Canal Club
4/13/11 US NY Albany Bogies
4/14/11 US NY Buffalo Mohawk Place
4/15/11 US MA Worcester The Palladium
4/16/11 CA QC Gatineau St-Als
4/17/11 CA QC Montreal La Tulipe
4/18/11 CA QC Quebec Le Cercle
4/19/11 CA ON Toronto The Annex Wreck Room
4/20/11 US MI Detroit Magic Stick
4/21/11 US IA Iowa City Blue Moose Tap House
4/22/11 US MN Minneapolis Triple Rock
4/23/11 US NE Omaha Sokol Underground
4/24/11 US SD Rapid City Dublin Square
4/26/11 US ID Boise Mardi Gras Events
4/27/11 US WA Seattle Chop Suey
4/28/11 US OR Portland Branx
4/29/11 US NV Sparks The Alley
4/30/11 US CA Oakland Metro Operahouse
5/1/11 US CA Canoga Park Cobalt Café
5/2/11 US CA San Diego Soma Sidestage
5/3/11 US CA Anaheim Chain Reaction
5/4/11 US AZ Mesa The Nile
5/5/11 US NM Albuquerque Launchpad
5/6/11 US CO Denver Marquis Theater
5/7/11 US KS Wichita Eagles Lodge
5/8/11 US TX Dallas Trees
5/9/11 US TX San Antonio White Rabbit
5/10/11 US TX Houston Warehouse Live
5/11/11 US AR Little Rock Downtown Music Hall
5/12/11 US GA Atlanta The Masquerade
5/13/11 US FL Tampa The Orpheum
5/14/11 US FL Ft. Lauderdale Rockettown
5/15/11 US FL Jacksonville Jack Rabbits
5/16/11 US NC Raleigh The Brewery
5/17/11 US KY Corbin Corbin Tech Center
5/18/11 US MO St. Louis Fubar
5/19/11 US IL Chicago Bottom Lounge
5/20/11 US WI Milwaukee The Rave
5/21/11 US OH Cleveland Heights Grog Shop
5/22/11 US MD Baltimore Sonar Club Stage
5/23/11 US WV Huntington Hybar
5/24/11 US VA Virginia Beach Skate High
5/25/11 US NY Syracuse Lost Horizon
5/26/11 US NJ Clifton Dingbatz