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Below is our complete The Distance 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.
Blackened, the new Connecticut-based hardcore/metal band featuring current and former members of Hatebreed (bassist Chris Beattie and original drummer and founding member Dave Russo) as well as current Connecticut contenders and alum alike, including vocalist Jay Reason (The Distance) and guitarist Chris Legg (Fastbreak), has posted a demo version of the song "Let Them Drink Venom" on its MySpace page.
For their forthcoming debut, appropriately titled "This Means War," the band has joined up with Think Fast! Records, a label not only responsible for introducing bands like Have Heart and Outbreak, but also spanning a back catalog containing veterans like Sick Of It All and Ignite. Think Fast! Records co-owner Ryan O'Connor comments: "When we received the Blackened demo tracks, we immediately knew that these guys were onto something special. The amazing line-up aside, these songs are crafted in a different vein than all of their past bands, which was the most impressive point of all. We're very excited to bring the first taste of Blackened to the world."
"This Means War" is scheduled for release on January 20, 2009.
More details have been released for WITH HONOR’s upcoming reunion shows with the band’s original lineup:
January 10 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Bane, Have Heart, Outbreak, Probable Cause
January 11 - Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Theatre w/ The Distance, Crime In Stereo, Stab You In The Head, Offsides
January 12 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Bane, Silent Drive, I Rise, Stop Forward
January 13 - Haverhill, MA @ Welfare Records w/ Bane, Outbreak, Resist, Hostage Calm
THE DISTANCE release their debut full-length album, "The Rise, The Fall And Everything In Between" on Alveran/Abacus Recordings on November 24th. The Album features guestvocals from Bert McCraken from The Used and the tracklisting of the album is as follows:
1. The Set Up (3:25)
2. Inspired By You (3:54)
3. Life At The Crossroads (2:55)
4. Phase Two (3:07)
5. Let It Rain (3:14)
6. At Least I’m Good At Something (4:01)
7. Just For A Couple Hours (2:49)
8. Broken Promises (3:26)
9. Before It’s Gone (2:42)
10. The Stage Between (4:22)
The Distance have posted the tracks “Inspired By You” and “The Setup” on their myspace.
Details have been confirmed for Stillborn Fest 2006. The event will take place on December 30th and 31st at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT. If purchased in advance, tickets are $17.50 for the first day, $20 for the second, or $35 for a two-day pass. Doors open at 6pm. Here's the line-up:
Saturday, December 30th
Full Blown Chaos
Thy Will Be Done
2 bands TBA
Sunday, December 31st
Dead By Wednesday
Signs of Hope
Crowns of Kings
Sick Of It All have announced the full supporting line-up for their upcoming European tour. Joining the band will be Madball, Terror, Walls of Jericho, Comeback Kid, Destiny and the Distance. Sick Of It All is currently touring in support of Death To Tyrants.
The European tour dates are as follows:
Nov 30 2006 Schlachtof Wisbaden
Dec 1 2006 Forum London
Dec 2 2006 Fun Box Amalie Halle Essen
Dec 3 2006 Ab Brussels
Dec 4 2006 Grobe Freiheit Hamburg
Dec 5 2006 Lowensaal Nurnberg
Dec 6 2006 Gasometer Wien
Dec 7 2006 Kofmehl Solothurn
Dec 8 2006 13. Jan Tilburg
Dec 9 2006 Alter Schlachtof Dresden
Dec 10 2006 De Mast Torhout
Set Your Goals, The Distance, and No Trigger will team up for a two week tour in late-September/and early-October. Here are the tour dates:
9/20 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
9/21 Memphis, TN @ Rally Point
9/22 Birmingham, AL @ Cave 9
9/23 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
9/24 Gainesville, FL @ 1982 Bar
9/25 West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown
9/26 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
9/27 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
9/28 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
9/30 Fredricksburg, VA @ KC's
10/1 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
10/2 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/4 New London, CT @ El N Gee
Former members of Garrison, The Distance, and The Jazz June, among others, have formed a new band called Do You Still Hate Me. The Boston-based outfit is currently in search of a singer. Candidates should listen to some of the group's material here and request more information via email at Andrewabr@aol.com.
Hailing from Connecticut, The Distance is a four-piece whose tireless hard work and dedication, with their do-it-yourself ethic, has been making waves in all facets of the hardcore underground scene. This can be seen in their prolific nature featuring an EP with Bridge 9 Records, a three-way split with Outbreak and Some Kind Of Hate, a split CD with With Honor, and most recently a discography of all their vinyl works, including two new songs, for Think Fast! Records. Round everything out by having the band play high profile festivals and national tours with acts like Comeback Kid and With Honor and you have a band whose demand for a full-length couldn’t be greater.
Distinguishing themselves from typical hardcore acts by bringing in newer elements from all across the spectrum, including melodic runs, punk angst and catchy rock hooks, The Distance keep their hardcore love close at hand while indulging their creative side for high energy music.
Come this January, the band with enter the studio to record their debut full-length with Shep Goodman (Head Automatica, Bayside, Mandy Moore) entitled, The Rise, the Fall, and Everything in Between. "This year has been really hard for certain members, and the title is based on being at a total high in your life and everything that leads to the downfall," says bassist John Dobyns. "We chose to work with Shep Goodman because he really understands what we want to do with this record and can help us attain it."
The record is tentatively slated to be released late spring/early summer on Abacus with much touring to come. "It is wonderful to be working with a label that is as excited about us as we are of them,” says bassist John Dobyns. "Abacus shares our vision for upcoming endeavors and it is an honor to be associated with a label that has such an impressive roster."
Dates for the upcoming Most Precious Blood, With Honor, Modern Life Is War, The Distance, and This Is Hell tour have been solidified. The tour dates are as follows:
11/26 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
11/27 Kansas City, MO @ EL Torreon
11/28 Denver, CO @ Rock Island
11/30 Boise, ID @ The Venue
12/1 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
12/2 Portland, OR @ Loveland
12/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
12/4 San Diego, CA @ Epicenter
12/5 Corona, CA @ The Showcase
12/6 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
12/7 Las Vegas, NV @ Clubhouse
12/8 Tempe, AZ @ Neckbeards
12/9 El Paso, TX @ TBA
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ Sanctuary
12/11 Houston, TX @ Walters On Washington
12/13 Tupelo, MS @ The Rockwell Center
12/14 Louisville, KY @ TBA
12/15 Huntington, WV @ Hyamp
12/16 Leymone, PA @ Championship
12/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Music Terminal
One of the most anticipated splits for hardcore fans in recent memory is about ready. Featuring a total of six new, exclusive tracks from WITH HONOR and THE DISTANCE, this release will surely make waves. The street date for the split has been set as January 4th, 2005, so be prepared to start the year off right.
The first Martyr Showcase is just a few weeks away; it will be held at the Hardcore Mecca, CBGB's on July 15th. It's an evening that showcases this current point in time for Martyr, being celebrated by Martyr's friends and family alike. Here's the rundown of the evening:
A Suburban Blood Drive
Doors - 6:30 PM
Show Starts - 7:00 PM
Cost - $10
For more info, including MP3s from each band visit: www.martyrshowcase.com.