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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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
Details regarding Robot Mosh Fest 3 have been announced. The event will take place on Saturday, July 30th at the Old Orchard Inn in Milwaukee, WI. The show starts at 5pm and admission is $12. The following bands are slated to perform:
All Shall Perish
Premonitions of War
Swarm of the Lotus
Wings of Scarlet
The Esoteric, Paria, Nodes Of Ranvier, and The Burning Season will be hooking up for a handful of dates in March. Here are the tour dates:
3/12 Midvale UT @ The Circuit
3/13 Boise ID @ The Venue
3/14 Portland OR @ Davey Jones Locker
3/15 Reno NV @ Stoney's
3/16 Orangevale CA @The Boardwalk
3/17 Hollywood CA @The Whisky A Go-Go
3/18 Lancaster CA @El Dorado
3/20 Lake Havasu AZ @ The Underground
3/21 Tempe AZ @ Neck Beard's
3/22 Window Rock AZ @ Navajo Education Center
3/26 Wichita KS @The Eagles Lodge
Into The Moat and Paria will be touring the West Coast together in January. Most venues have yet to be confirmed, but here are the dates:
1/11 San Antonio, TX
1/12 El Paso, TX w/ Winter Solstice
1/13 Phoenix, AZ w/ Winter Solstice
1/14 South Gate, CA w/ Radiation 4, Winter Solstice
1/15 Corona/Anaheim, CA w/ Radiation 4, Winter Solstice
1/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Studio S w/ Radiation 4, Winter Solstice
1/17 Las Vegas, NV w/ Winter Solstice
1/18 Ventura, CA w/ Winter Solstice
1/19 Lancaster, CA w/ Winter Solstice
1/20 Bakersfield or Fresno, CA
1/21 San Francisco, CA w/Animosity
1/22 Sacramento, CA
1/23 Boise, ID
1/24 Salt Lake City, UT
1/25 Denver, CO
Psyopus and Paria will be touring together next month. Here are the dates that have been released thus far:
11/5 Omaha NE @ Ranch Bowl
11/6 Dubuque IA @ Sublime
11/9 Shelby Twp. @ Manalow House
11/10 Buffalo NY @ The Icon w/ Nonpoint
11/11 Poughkeepsie NY @ Club Crannell
11/13 Wilkes-Barre PA @ Cafe Metropolis
11/14 Harrisburg PA @ Charlton United Methodist Church
11/15 Montclair NJ @ Bloomfield Ave Cafe.
11/16 Lynchburg VA @ The Whore House
11/18 Myrtle Beach SC @ The Lime Light
11/19 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
11/23 Memphis TN @ The Caravan
11/24 Nashville TN @ The Muse
Metal Blade Records has recently signed on to handle distribution for Blackmarket Activities, Guy Kozowyk from The Red Chord's label, and Iron Clad Recordings, Trevor Phipps from Unearth's label. This means that fans that have been having a hard time locating releases from either of these labels will now be able to find them in all the stores that Metal Blade Records and it's distributor Red works with. Both labels will be re-releasing certain CD's, some which will have revamped packaging and bonus material. For more information on what the re-releases will contain you can check any of the labels' or bands' websites. Release schedule is as follows:
10/19/04 - PsyOpus - Ideas of Reference - B.M.A.
10/19/04 - From A Second Story Window - Not One Word Has Been Omitted - B.M.A.
11/02/04 - Paria - Misanthropos - B.M.A.
11/02/04 - Born From Pain - Sands of Time - B.M.A.
11/02/04 - If Hope Dies - The Ground Is Rushing Up To Meet Us - Iron Clad Recordings
02/22/05 - Since The Flood - Valor And Vengeance - Iron Clad Recordings
"We are very excited to welcome both Blackmarket Activities and Iron Clad to the Metal Blade family. We will be distributing releases for each of the labels and are excited to work with their great artists." - Brian Slagel Owner/CEO Metal Blade Records
Nehemiah and Paria will be touring the Midwest for a few weeks. Here are the dates:
8/30 Omaha NE @ The Ranch Bowl
8/31 Lincoln NE @ @ TBA
9/1 Minneapolis MN @ The Toybox w/ Anterrabae, A Love For Enemies
9/2 Milwaukee WI @ 4121 N. Wilson Dr.
9/3 Peoria IL @ VFW 8662
9/4 Bottle Rocket Fest
9/5 Bottle Rocket Fest
9/6 Louisville or Evansville, KY w/ End Of All, more
9/7 Memphis TN @ The Muse w/ End Of All, more
9/8 New Orleans LA @ TBA
9/9 Baton Rouge LA @ The Darkroom w/ End Of All, more
9/10 Houston TX @ The International Ballroom (pre-party)
9/11 San Antonion TX @ w/ At All Cost
9/12 Houston TX @ Texas Murder Fest
9/13 Austin TX @ TBA w/ At All Cost
9/14 Dallas TX @ Across the Street Bar w/ At All Cost
9/15 Oklahoma City OK @ TBA
9/16 Tulsa OK @ The Pinkeye
9/17 Lawrence KS @ TBA
9/18 Kansas City KS @ TBA
Bottle Rocket Fest 2004 will be held at the Masonic (on Temple Avenue) in Detroit, MI on September 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Tickets are $15 per day ($13 on Friday). Here's the lineup: More...
Nebraska metal band Paria have completed work on their debut full-length for Black Market Activities. The effort was recorded at the Ranch Bowl in Omaha, NE and is tentatively slated for a November 2nd release. You can download a song from the album, entitled "Misanthropos."
Omaha, Nebraska band Paria has officially signed with Black Market Activities. The group has previously released a two-song disc with Imagine It Records. Paria has begun recording their untitled debut full-length at the Ranch Bowl in Omaha, and according to the band their new material is "much more all over the place, experimental and grindy" than their previous stuff.