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Below is our complete Apparitions 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.

Aenimus Announces "Winter Wasteland" Tour

San Francisco/Orange County progressive deathcore unit Ænimus will be hitting the road in January for the "Winter Wasteland" tour.

Phoenix, Arizona's modern metallers Apparitions will join the band on the 15 date south west trek, which runs from January 3rd - January 18th, kicking off at Aladdin Jr's in Pomona, CA and coming to a close at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, California. The Winter Wasteland tour is sponsored by WeNeedMerch.com and The Circle Pit.

Ænimus guitarist Miles Baker stated: "We seriously can't wait to hit the road with our friends in Apparitions and come play for all of you guys. This will be the first Ænimus tour with me as a full time guitarist, and we have done our best to mix up the set list in order to include the most requested songs off of Transcend Reality that our fans want to see us play live. Many thanks to Ben Orum and WeNeedMerch and Mike Stahl and The Circle Pit for supporting the tour, and we hope you are all ready for a killer set!!"

Apparitions vocalist Griffin Kolinski added the following: "We are all very excited to head out on the road this coming January with our buds in Aenimus on the Winter Wasteland Tour. We'll be playing some new material as well older songs we havent played live before, so we are all super excited to get out there and shred something fierce. See you all out there this winter!" More...

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Apparitions Posts New Music Video

Phoenix, AZ act Apparitions has released a new music video online for "Allegiance to Fear," which comes courtesy of Total Deathcore. Check out the clip below, or hear more from the band over at Facebook here.

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Mouth Of The Serpent Announces New Tour Dates

Mouth of the Serpent from Los Angeles, California is set to hit the road with Apparitions from Phoenix, Arizona on the Plague The West Tour 2013. Just a little over two weeks long, the West Coast tour will be hitting up cities like Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and many more. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Mouth of the Serpent has been obliterating the underground California Metal Scene since February of 2008. The band inked their first World-wide distribution deal in 2012, signing to Dallas, Texas based independent metal label, Swimming With Sharks Records. The band recently completed its latest offering, 'Manifest' at The Lunchbox Studios in Sun City, California with Dave Franklin (Ana Kefr, Hands of a Killer). Manifest features the artwork of praised metal-artist Tony Koehl (The Black Dahlia Murder, Embryonic Devourment).

"Mouth Of The Serpent was formed in Los Angeles, California in mid-2007, and since have been cutting out a unique place for themselves in the Los Angeles metal scene. The band blends elements of metal core and death metal with the melodic ways of progressive metal. Their debut album, Inception was released in May 2010, and their sophomore effort, Manifest is also available. Both albums can be found at this location." More...

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Apparitions Checks In With Road Report

Apparitions, which signed to Indianola Records last month, has now checked in from the road with the following tour report:

"So I finally have a bit of time and the means by which post another update (thanks to Panera for the wifi and the coffee). Tonight is our last Florida show, which makes me happier than these three cups of coffee I've had. Not to talk negatively about Florida, but I'm really getting sick of re-enacting the battle scenes from Starship Troopers every time I get out of the van; the bugs here really are that monstrous and scary. Other than that, we've enjoyed our time here. After tonight, we head north to brave the cold.

"Yesterday, some friends of ours took us to Disneyworld, which was a welcome break from the usual daily grind of sleeping in parking lots and sponge baths in Walmart rest rooms. Notable highlights included me thoroughly schooling Alex on the Buzz Lightyear Star Command ride (my score was twice as high as his) and Brandon finally getting to experience his lifelong fear of being stuck on a roller coaster. We probably should have been more sympathetic, especially given his refusal to budge from a fetal position, but honestly, all I could do was laugh. I should note that this wouldn't have happened were it not for the efforts of some good friends of ours who work at the park, so to Alberto, Megan, and J.J., we give our very warm and heartfelt thanks.

"Also, I need to recap some of the last few shows: we'd like to thank It Lies Within for putting on killer shows every night and being awesome tour-mates, and I want to give props to Siege of Malakand, a band full of kids who put on one of the most jaw-droppingly brutal and aggressive metal shows we've ever seen. They killed it in Orlando a few nights ago and definitely stuck out among the bands we've played with on this tour.

"After tonight, we have a day off in my hometown before playing Swayze's on Friday, and we're understandably stoked for a day of rest."

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Apparitions Signs With Indianola Records

Indianola Records is excited to announce the singing of post-hardcore outfit Apparitions, which was formerly named This Twilight City. On the signing, Apparition's Brandon Spearman had this to say: “We are very excited to be a part of such an amazing label that has had some very historical and meaningful releases throughout the years.”

Apparitions is also pleased to announce that debut album "Kiss Me Sleeping" will be released on February 26th, 2013. "Kiss Me Sleeping" was produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Alesana) at his studio in North Carolina. Vocalist Alex Lee commented on this process by saying, “Working with Jamie King isn't something I would've predicted happening. If you told me 2 years ago I wouldn’t have believed it. Some very monumental albums of my upbringing were produced by him. I feel very honored to be recording with Jamie.”

Alex then briefly describes the album by stating, “Kiss Me Sleeping was an original idea for a band name before we agreed on Apparitions. It stands for times in my life I was at my absolute darkest. Like the real me was gone or sleeping rather. All the while there was always someone there who loved me unconditionally. The lyrics on the album are a definite 180 from the This Twilight City love songs. We are more aggressive, and that raw crazy sound needed some deeper lyrics from the darkest parts of me. It touches on my alcoholism, sexual appetite, my ‘Forget it moments’, and just things of that sort.”

Brandon commented deeper on the band's new sound, “We like to describe it as pop-metal, but in all honesty it is a bit deeper than that. We do have some metal and pop tendencies, but we also bring a bit of experimental, progressive and electronic styles to the table as well. With the different styles of music we have mixed in that makes our sound, we would be able to fit in with groups like Chiodos, Coheed And Cambria, and Circa Survive.”

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Apparitions Release New Lyric Clip

Pop metal act Apparitions has posted a new lyric video online for the song "Like in the Movies," which can be found below. You can also download the song for free over at this location, or listen to the previously posted song "Burn Alive" right here.

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Total Deathcore Streaming Two Compilations

Total Deathcore is streaming both of its recent compilations over on Bandcamp. Volume One contains thirty bands and Volume Two has fifty bands. Check out some of the artists and songs below, which range from Impurity of Myria to Parasitic Earth. Also check out the demo sampler from Golden Calf, a band that will be on the Volume Three compilation, after the jump. Total Deathcore was founded in 2011 with a mission to promote deathcore, hardcore, grindcore and death metal.


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Apparitions Posts Lyric Video Online

U.S. act Apparitions has posted a lyric video online for the single "Burn Alive," which will be included on the band's debut album "Kiss Me Sleeping." You can listen to the song in the player below. For more details on Apparitions, head over to the group's Facebook profile.

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