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Latest Paria News

Below is our complete Paria 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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New Paria Song, "Be," Posted Online

Black Market Activities has posted an exclusive new song from Paria on their Myspace player. The song, entitled "Be," is from the band's upcoming album,
"The Barnacle Cordious," which will be released on March 17. You can also check out a new song or two on Paria's MySpace player as well.

The tracklisting for "The Barnacle Cordious" is as follows:

1. The Barnacle Cordious
2. Circus
3. The Wallabee Dance Machine
4. Pish-Posh
5. Bomb
6. Rabid McFlygrid
7. Thrash
8. Be
9. I've Never Been Here Before in a Long Time

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Paria Reveals New Album Details

Nebraska band Paria has issued the following statement about their upcoming album:

"The disease that infiltrates the current trend in music has been diagnosed, and the prescribed treatment is upcoming Paria release, The Barnacle Cordious. Care, detail, consternation and collective intuition lay the foundation for what will prove to be Paria's most respected album to date.

"Knee jerk reactions are the intention of this record, whether or not anyone agrees that these reactions are good ones, this album stands on its own. I'm fully prepared to defend that notion," guitarist John Claus said about the effort.

"Paria is aware of the importance of improvement and honing new skills, and while statements such as these may remain trite, The Barnacle Cordious is anything but cliché.

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Paria Sets Release Date, Posts New Song Online

The official release date for Paria's completed album, "The Barnacle Cordious," has been set for March 17, 2009. The release will feature some guest vocal spots from ex-System Failure/Nodes Of Ranvier frontman Kyle Beneke, who also recently helmed the video shoot for the albums title track. A video for the song should available next month. Nevertheless, a demo of a new track entitled "Circus" can currently be found an the Paria MySpace page.

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Paria Completes New Album

Nebraska band Paria has finished tracking their new album, titled "The Barnical Cordious." The album was recorded at Infinite Studios and is currently being mixed and mastered by Jason "Jocko" Randall (Ed Gein). An October release via Black Market Activities is expected.

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Paria, Harlots, With Dead Hands Rising Tour Dates

Paria, Harlots, and With Dead Hands Rising will be touring together in June. Here are the tour dates:

6/15 Papillion, NE @ The Rock (no Harlots)
6/16 Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon Ballroom (Phantasm Fest)
6/17 Denver, CO @ 2126 Arapahoe
6/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Fort Cheyenne Events Center (Fire Fest)
6/19 TBA
6/20 Fullerton, CA @ The Alley
6/21 Pheonix, AZ @ MD2
6/22 El Paso, TX @ Chics
6/23 Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
6/24 San Antonio, TX @ Scooby's
6/25 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Compound
6/26 McAllen, TX @ The Metro
6/27 Austin, TX @ Red Seven
6/28 Tulsa, OK @ TBA
6/29 Hartland, WI @ Skateworld (Robot Mosh Fest)
6/30 Hartland, WI @ Skateworld (Robot Mosh Fest)

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Phantasm Fest (MO) Details Revealed

The first annual Phantasm Fest has been announced. The event will be held at El Torreon in Kansas City on Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th. Tickets are $12 per day, or $18 for both. The line-up is as follows:

June 15th:
Out of the Suffering
Behold the Alliance
Obsidian Shore
The Escape
The Last Tyrant
While I Breathe
Meat Shank

June 16th:
The Esoteric
Eyes of the Betrayer
By the Sins Fell Angels
With Dead Hands Rising
The Cast Pattern
The Roman Holiday

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Robot Mosh Fest Announced

The fifth annual Robot Mosh Fest will take place on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th at Skate World in Hartland, WI. Below are all the bands confirmed for the fest. More information can be found online, and tickets can be purchased here.

Friday, June 29th - 3pm

The Black Dahlia Murder
A Life Once Lost
Dead To Fall
From A Second Story Window
Russian Circles
Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
After The Burial
Tower Of Rome
Lye By Mistake
Shit Outta Luck

Saturday, June 30th - 1pm

Cephalic Carnage
Cattle Decapitation
Ion Dissonance
The Faceless
Beneath The Massacre
As Blood Runs Black
Veil Of Maya
An End To Flesh
With Dead Hands Rising
Plague Bringer
Winds Of Plague
Beneath The Sky
Born Of Osiris

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Paria Drummer Returns, Band Goes Instrumental

The band gives the following update on their new drummer and a change of direction on their next album:

"Brian Craig (vocals) has left the band for good to continue to persue his college education and Eric Schnee (drummer) left the band for personal reasons. We would like to thank both of them for all the commitment and dedication they put into the band in the the time they spent with us. The good news is that Corey Barnes (original drummer) has returned to the band and we have continued to write at full force. We have decided that this next album, which we are planning to record this spring to be released via Black Market Activities, is going to be instrumetal. We are still going to keep most of it heavy and intense, but we want to add a vast amount of influences and sounds into our music and we feel that having a vocalist may hinder us from achieving the amount of experimentation we want to do as well as take focus away from what the band is doing instrumentally. Our first show like this will be held January 27 in Omaha, NE at Sokol Underground with Ladyfinger. We plan on doing some short weekend tours as we continue to write our album and are planning on doing some more extensive touring in the summer."

Paria tour dates:

Feb 23 2007 10:00P @ The Reverb, Cedar Falls
Feb 24 2007 6:30P @ The Waxx, Laporte, Indiana
Feb 25 2007 5:00P @ House of Bricks, Des Moines
Mar 4 2007 6:00P @ Maggie McCalls, Omaha
Mar 9 2007 7:00P @ Lacy's Garage, Spring Bay, Illinois
Mar 10 2007 6:00P @ The Shiloh Center, Zion, Illinois
Mar 24 2007 8:00P @ Sokol Underground, Omaha, Nebraska

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Paria Drummer Quits, Re-Forms The Binding

Drummer Eric Schnee recently quit Omaha, NE metal band Paria to move back to his hometown in New Jersey and reform his old band, The Binding.

The band began practicing over Christmas break and is are already in the process of booking some weekend tours in the New England area plus a full U.S. tour this summer. Here's what drummer Eric Schnee had to say about the move:

"After a year or so of being away from the band, we have decided that it is time to resurrect this beast again and continue with what we started. We will be touring this coming summer, promoting our now critically acclaimed Self-Titled EP (Imagine It) starting in late June and going until July. I can't even begin to express how excited we are. I can guarantee the shows are something not to be missed. If my memory serves me correctly the damage count from our last outings goes something like this: one smashed guitar in Conneticut, drums flying off the riser in Virginia, One permanently damaged shoulder from the last tour and then the most infamous show in NJ where our drummer puked all over himself and never stopped playing."

Here is the planned tour routing. If you can help the group with any of the following dates, send an email to ericschnee@mac.com.

6/29 Cleveland, OH
6/30 Chicago, IL
7/1 Milwaukee, WI
7/2 Minneapolis, MN
7/3 Omaha, NE
7/4 Lawrence, KS
7/5 Oklahoma City, OK
7/6 Dallas, TX
7/7 Austin, TX
7/8 Little Rock, AR
7/9 Memphis, TN
7/10 Nashville, TN
7/11 Greensboro, NC
7/12 Richmond, VA

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Paria Finish Pre-Production, Plan Summer Tour

Paria have completed pre-production for their upcoming album. According to the band, "These tracks will only be available online and have been recorded with former vocalist Brian Craig, who will also be doing all our shows with us throughout the summer." Paria will enter the studio this fall to record a new full-length. Meanwhile, the band has a handful of shows lined up for the coming months:

5/27 Minneapolis, MN @ The Toybox
5/28 Milwaukee, WI @ Shorewood Legion Hall
5/29 Orland Park, IL @ Mojoes Coffee House w/ Animosity
5/30 Lowell, IN @ Indian Trail Grange
5/31 Peoria, IL @ East Peoria Legion Hall
6/1 Madison, WI @ The Depot
6/3 Omaha, NE @ Chez Paree (Summerfest 2006)
6/10 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground w/ Narcotic Self, Cellador
6/21 Moorhead, MN @ All Star Bowl (Grind Your Face Off Fest VI)
6/22 Mandan, ND @ The Post
6/23 Brookings, SD @ College
6/30 St. Cloud, MN @ Cheap Thrills
7/1 Minneapolis, MN @ The New Toybox
7/5 Libertyville, MO @ Liberty Communty Center
7/21 West Bend, WI @ Country Skate (Robot Mosh Fest)
7/28 Papillion, NE @ The Rock w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dysrhythmia
8/19 Memphis, TN @ TBA
9/23 Minneapolis, MN @ TBA

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Final Robot Mosh Fest 4 Lineup Confirmed

The final lineup has been confirmed for Robot Mosh Fest 4, which takes place July 21st and 22nd at Skate Country in West Bend, WI. Presale tickets are currently available through the the festival's MySpace page. Advance tickets are $25 for a 2 day pass. $15 each day, day of.

Here is the complete lineup: More...

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Grind Your Face Off VI Fest Lineup Announced

The Grind Your Face Off VI Festival taking place on Thurdsay June 22nd at the Post, 2 miles South of Mandan, ND has announced its lineup of bands. The all-ages show runs from 11:00am-1:00am and costs $7.00 for admission. Here's the lineup:

Black Market Fetus (Iowa crust/grind)
Skarp (Seattle WA grind on alternetive tenticles)
Mouth Sewn Shut (Boston MA crust memebers of TOXIC NARCOTIC on rodent popsicle)
Bristle (Seattle WA crust on rodent popsicle)
Margudergrind (Washington DC grind on robotic empire)
Clusterfux (Dener CO thrash on rodent popsicle)
Paria (Nebraska metalcore on black market activities)
Capsule (Miami Flordia metalcore on robotic empire ex Tyranny Of Shaw)
Back When (NE doom)
Raise The Red Lantern (Chicago IL screamo)
Wrath (Minneapolis crust ex Path of Destruction,Shitlist,Terminal Aspect)
The Moment (Rockford IL post punk)
The Crinn (Minneapolis MN metalcore)
ADAI (Denver CO doom ex Yuriko)
Slightly Less Than Nothing (Seattle WA thrash/crust)
Battlefields (Fargo doom ex DOFH,Black Letter)
Her Seduction (Fargo grind)
Until The Bitterend (Grand Forks screamo)
Viper Strike (digital grind)
Between The Skies (post hardcore)
Kimmy Gibbler (Fargo ska)
The End Times (Minot grindcore)
Crimes Of The Conspiracy (Minot Hardcore Punk)
Oblivious Enslavement (Minot black metal)
Prologue of Marianas Fall (metalcore)
You Had Me at Gun Point (screamo)
Peace For a Broken Heart (screamo)
Me and You Crew (Fargo hip hop)
Descry (Fargo metalcore)
Poinsetta (punk/screamo)
Picture Bleeds Paint (MT post hardcore)
NeX (blackened death metal)
The Throne The Scroll (metalcore)

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Paria and Back When To Tour In January

Paria and Back When will be touring together briefly in early-January. Here are the tour dates:

1/1 Wichita, KS @ Headway Skatepark w/ Tim Greenup
1/2 Tulsa, OK @ The Onefourteen w/ Tim Greenup, The Handshake Murders, more
1/3 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club w/ Tim Greenup
1/4 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's w/ Tim Greenup, more
1/5 Memphis, TN @ The Rally Point w/ Tim Greenup, Burial Within
1/6 Bloomington, IL @ Dale Township Hall w/ Tim Greenup, Black The Sky, more
1/7 Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot w/ Tim Greenup, Richard Pryor on Fire

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Paria Working On New Album, Issue Update

Paria have issued the followig updated about recent ongoings:

"I know it's been a while since the last update, but not to worry, we have kept ourselves very busy writing our next album with our new drummer Eric Schnee from New Jersey's Imagine It Records band, The Binding. The writing process is going great thus far. We have two complete songs done (one is instrumental), one nearly complete one, and tons of ideas to work with. We are doing a lot of experimenting with our sound by adding more guitar effects and keyboards, continuing with the ball-breaking heavy riffs, but also writing some melodic instrumental material as well."

"In touring news, we are doing a short week long tour heading south with our ambient metal buds in Back When, as well as stand up comic and former bass player Tim Greenup. Ben Elliot from Killing Virginia will be filling in for us on vocals for the tour and possibly joining the band. The tentative routing is located conveniently below."

1/1 Wichita, KS
1/2 Tulsa, OK
1/3 Dallas, TX
1/4 Little Rock, AR
1/5 Memphis, TN
1/6 St. Louis, MO
1/7 Kansas City, MO

For booking contact dustin.analog.paria@gmail.com.

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Paria Drummer Quits

Paria recently announced the departure of drummer, Corey Barnes. A founding member of the group, Barnes has left the band for undisclosed reasons. According to the band, "[he] will be greatly missed by all of us, and we wish him the best with all future endeavors."

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Hellfest 2005 Announces Another 39 Bands

HELLFEST 2005, which takes place August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ, has announced the next 39 bands out of the 188 total bands playing this year's festival (and they're still not done). Here are the latest additions:


Against Me!
A Love For Enemies
A Murder of Crows
Anorexic Beauty Queen
At All Cost
Between Walls
Boy Sets Fire
Burning Season
Calico System
Classic Case
Glass and Ashes
Haste The Day
I am Idaho
MC Goldie Wilson
None More Black
Norma Jean
Planes Mistaken for Stars
Smoke or Fire
Strike Anywhere
Summers End
Sworn Enemy
Beautiful Mistake, The
Unseen, The
Time Of Need
Triple Threat
When Tigers Fight


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Bloodfest '05 Update

Bloodfest '05 has changed its date to Sunday, July 31st. This is the second run of the Dayton hardcore/metal fest.

This years national acts include the following: Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Origin, Jungle Rot, Paria, Anal Blast, Animosity, The Zimmermann Note, The Meat Shits and Analog. Regional and local acts include: Immolatus, Dead Broke, Endless Sacrifice, Six Shots Fired, Sore Covered Whore, Imbortir, and Welcome to Wall Street.

There will be early headliners as well as evening headliners. Tickets on sale now for only $20 in advanced and $25 at the door. Tickets available locally through Dingleberrys, Gem City Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, and also online.

For all show info and updates go to www.bloodfestdayton.com.

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Paria Lose Vocalist, Analog Frontman Steps In

Vocalist Brian Craig has decided to leave Paria at the end of the summer to futher his education. Craig has been with the group for two years, appearing on both their EP and full-length, and will do one last (short) tour with the group at the end of July. States the group, "We want to thank him for all his contributions towards the band for the last two years and wish him the best with all future endeavors." Paul Pettit, formerly of Analog, will be filling in on the group's August tour on the East Coast. Anyone interested in trying out for the band should contact them at cynicsix@aol.com. Meanwhile, in addition to Paria's July run with Analog and August East Coast tour, the band will be touring Canada briefly with Ion Dissonance in September.

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Paria Singer Leaves, Analog Frontman Substitutes

Death merchants Paria need a new singer. That's because barker Brian Craig's decided to pull a Rodney Dangerfield and go back to school to "further his education and continue pursuing a career." In the meantime, former Analog frontman Paul Pettit's been called on to substitute during Paria's August tour. It's quite possible he may become a permanent member of the band.

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Paria Back From Tour and Ready To Write

Paria have finished a short tour with From A Second Story Window and are heading home to take a break and write. Here is the update:

"We are home from our east coast venture with our good pals From A Second Story Window. It was a short tour, but we had a great time playing shows and hanging out with those dudes. In that tour we played New England Metal Fest, which was a blast, as well as three dates with Minneapolis metal maniacs Nehemiah including their CD release show. Pictures from Metal Fest can be found here. We want to throw a special thanks out to those guys for having us for those three days and we wish them the best of luck with their new disc. Go pick it up kids!"

We will be home for the next two months (aside from Dustin who will be on tour with Analog) to write some new material for our next full length. We are planning on touring all of July and August as well as a short Canadian run with Ion Dissonance in September when their new CD on Abacus records is released. Plans are still in the works so keep checking back for that."

In other news, Schecter guitars have endorsed Paria. And Jones Soda has worked out a deal with the band and will be printing their album cover on 25,000 bottles of soda. They will be hitting shelves later this summer.

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