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Latest Close Your Eyes News

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.

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Close Your Eyes Posts Studio Performance

Close Your Eyes is currently wrapping up a tour with Affiance and has partnered with Hurley to launch an “In The Hurley Studios” session. Check out a video of the band performing “The End” below, which is taken from latest album "Line In The Sand."

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Affiance To Tour With Close Your Eyes

Affiance has announced upcoming tour dates with Close Your Eyes and My Enemies and I this coming February and March. More shows are due to be added, and the currently announced details are as follows:

February 27th @ Rockstar Pro Arena- Dayton, Ohio
February 28th @ Broadway Joe's- Buffalo, New York
March 1st @ California Brewery- Rochester, New York
March 2nd @ Divebar- Providence, Rhode Island
March 3rd @ The Loft- Poughkeepsie, New York
March 4th @ The Morgan- Brooklyn, New York
March 5th @ Championship- Trenton, New Jersey
March 6th @ Inside-Out Venue- Troutville, Virginia
March 7th @ Club Relevant- Virginia Beach, Virginia
March 10th @ Tomcats West- Fort Worth, Texas
March 11th @ Walters- Houston, Texas
March 12th @ The White Rabbit- San Antonio, Texas
March 16th @ Q Bar- Darien, Illinois More...

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Close Your Eyes Releases New Video

Melodic hardcore outfit Close Your Eyes has teamed up with Fuse.tv to release a new official music video for the track "The End."

Check it out in the player below, or you can also see the band's previously released video clip "Frame and Glass" at this location. Both tracks comes off the "Line In The Sun" album. More...

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Close Your Eyes Announces New Tour Dates

In continued support of new album "Line In The Sand," Close Your Eyes has announced upcoming South American tour dates. Details are as follows:

4/25 – Curitiba, Brazil
4/26 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
4/27 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
4/28 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
4/29 – Santiago, Chile
4/30 – Lima, Peru
5/02 – Quito, Ecuador
5/03 – Medelin, Colombia
5/04 – Bogota, Colombia More...

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Close Your Eyes Posts Track-By-Track Video

Close Your Eyes has teamed up with Altpress.com to release a track-by-track video of new album "Line In The Sand."

See vocalist Sam Ryder and guitarist/vocalist Brett Callaway discuss the Victory Records-released album in the player below. You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "Frame and Glass" at this location.

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Close Your Eyes Posts "Frame And Glass" Video

AbsolutePunk.net has teamed up with Close Your Eyes to bring you the new video for "Frame and Glass," taken off the "Line In The Sand" album. Check it out below. The band's previously posted music video for "The End" can also be seen at this location.

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Close Your Eyes Streaming New Album

Close Your Eyes has teamed up with Alternative Press to stream forthcoming album, "Line In The Sand," in its entirety.

The stream will be available at this location through Sunday, October 27th. You can also catch the band live:

w/ Gideon, Sworn In, Altar
10/25 – Midland, TX @ The Pine Box
10/26 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
10/27 – Yuma, AZ @ Jefe’s Venue
10/28 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Café
10/29 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ Ultra Violet Studios

w/Islander
11/7 – Joplin, MO @ Solace
11/8 – Rockford, IL @ Millennium Center
11/9 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
11/11 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
11/12 – Evansville, IN @ The Hatch
11/13 – Columbus, OH @ Kobo’s Live
11/14 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Warehouse
11/15 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
11/16 – Memphis, TN @ The Abbey
11/17 – Florence, AL @ The End
11/18 – Metairie, LA @ Cypress Hall
11/19 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
11/20 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
11/21 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
11/22 – Abilene, TX @ Billiards Backroom More...

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Close Your Eyes Posts New Music Video

Close Your Eyes has released a music video for “The End," which comes off forthcoming album, "Line in the Sand," due out October 29th. Check out the video clip in the player below, courtesy of Rock Sound UK.

Of "Line in the Sand," guitarist and founding member Brett Callaway offers, “I think this is far and away the best complete set of songs we have ever put together for an album.”

Vocalist, Sam Robinson, adds, “We have a really diverse record here. The message is positive and the performances are strong.” More...

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Close Your Eyes Recruits New Vocalist

Close Your Eyes is back with a new album, "Line In The Sand," a headlining tour, and now even a new front man: Sam Robinson. Of the addition, guitarist Brett Callaway comments:

“We are very excited to finally be able to share with everyone that Sam Robinson is the vocalist of Close Your Eyes. I’m already blown away by the new material that we have been working on - his voice is a very strong addition to the CYE family. He is an incredible vocalist and a great guy that shares our vision and purpose. We cannot wait for everyone to hear the new songs and to be back on tour again. Come hang out and say what's up to Sam!”

Currently in the studio with Cameron Webb, fans can expect "Line In The Sand" to hit stores in October 2013. Catch Close Your Eyes live as the band embarks on a headlining European tour, beginning September 4th in Cologne, DE. See a full list of tour dates below. More...

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Victory Records Streaming Summer Sampler

Victory Records’ Summer 2013 music sampler is now streaming on YouTube. Check it out in the player below.

The Summer sampler features Counterpart’ newest single "Wither" from upcoming album, "The Difference Between Hell And Home," along with new tracks from These Hearts and Erimha. The track track listing is:

1. TEAR OUT THE HEART – “Infamous Las Words”
2. SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE – “Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard”
3. THE BUNNY THE BEAR – ”In Like Flynn”
4. TERROR – “Hard Lessons”
5. CONTINENTS – “Idle Hands”
6. THESE HEARTS – ”Miserable”
7. AS THEY BURN – “Dream Collapse”
8. CLOSE YOUR EYES – “Valleys”
9. EMMURE – “Protoman”
10. SEEKER – “She” (DEMO)
11. COUNTERPARTS – “Wither”
12. FALL CITY FALL – “Lovebirds”
13. THE ROYALTY – “Won’t Be Long”
14. SILVERSTEIN – “Smashed Into Pieces”
15. HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS – “Ohio Is For Lovers”
16. ERIMHA – “Verdict Of The Soul” More...

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Victory Records Offering Spring Sampler

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...

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Victory Records Announces 2013 Releases

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...

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Close Your Eyes Joining Scream The Prayer Tour

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...

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Victory Records Streaming Free 20 Song Sampler

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.

"Listen and subscribe now at the Victory Records Soundcloud page or visit our Facebook profile and click on the 'Soundcloud Sampler' Tab." More...

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Eths Comes To The Rock Band Network

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)

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Scream The Prayer 2012 Tour Dates Announced

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...

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Close Your Eyes To Play Bamboozle

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.

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Comeback Kid Announces U.S. Tour

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.”

The group will debut the full music video for “Do Yourself A Favor” in the coming weeks, but for now you can watch the teaser here. Dates are as follows: More...

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Close Your Eyes Posts "Keep The Lights On" Clip

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

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Victory Records Posts New Web Series Episode

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.

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