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Boston metalcore band Diecast has issued an update regarding the progress on the band's comeback album, following previous delays and setbacks.
We have figured out our financial issues and we are going back into the studio to FINALLY finish tracking and mixing!!! Feb 26 - March 19th are the official dates! Pretty much all of the music is done and recorded we just need to finish up some scream tracks and a few guitar overdubs. We are looking at a late Spring early Summer release, with a tour to follow!! We are very excited about this new record and can't wait to share it with you all!!! Finally people, the wheels are in motion!!! Studio update videos coming very soon! Maybe if we get enough requests for it, maybe we can swing a little sneak preview for you all!!
Boston's Diecast announced its return last year and plans for an upcoming album. The band has now checked in with the following statement about delays in the album release:
"We understand that everyone is very anxious for the new record and wants to know what the $&@%ing hold up is!! We feel we should bring you all up to speed on what the issues are.
"We have run into some financial issues with the new record. Without getting into the specifics we have lost our financial backing and need to pull the funds to finish this from our own pockets! This does not discourage us in anyway and we are going to be hitting this balls to the wall!! This only means that it's just gonna take a little time.
"We hold ourselves to a very high standard on our recordings. We want to give you all the absolute very best in performance as well as quality of the recording. We will not just settle, or, due to cost, put something out we are not 1000% happy with!! We hit a period where we had to stall the record due to capital but, with some new things that are on the horizon (which we cannot announce yet) things are gonna turn around very quickly! All that needs to happen now is a few punch-ins on the performance side of things. Then off the be mixed and mastered! Then it's DONE!
"We hope this sheds some light on the situation! Hang in there everybody! It's coming ASAP! Thank you all for sticking with us and being patient! That shows the true dedication of our fans and believe us, we realize and appreciate it!! WE want this record done as much as you! Just to warn you though, be prepared for something brutal!! From all of us here at DIECAST, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!"
Massachusetts act Diecast has posted the following message online about organizing a benefit show to help those affected by the recent bombing in Boston:
"Attention all band, promoter, and booking agent friends. Diecast is currently organizing a benefit concert with 100% of the proceeds going to the recent Boston Marathon Tragedy.
"The One Fund Boston has been set up to help those who were affected by the tragedy. I am asking that if you or a band you're in or a band you represent or heck a band you're just friends with, to reach out to us as we are looking to collect signed memorabilia with Boston Strong written on the items (ie drumheads, cd's, t-shirts, posters, etc.) The memorabilia is going to be needed to auction off at the benefit show.
"So far we have collected from my great friends in Crossfade, Rev Theory, Hollywood Undead, Diecast, Psychostick, and more... Need all the music community to step up here to do our part! All I ask is for a couple items. Hit me up if your band wants to help! They would be included in all the online ads, social media sites, band logo on the flyers, and their music played at the club during set changes, as well as in print ads! Hit me up ASAP and god bless!
"Let's show Boston how strong the music community is and what Boston means to the bands!!! Please email our management at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas, questions, or comments. The show date will be determined in the coming weeks and of course will be in Boston. Also if you are in a local Boston band and are interested in playing on this show, please email management as well. Thanks!" More...
Diecast headed down to Miami last week to begin recording their new album with producer Paul Trust. The band has since posted its first video update from the recording sessions, which you can watch below. The new Diecast album is expected in 2013.
In related band news, Diecast was planning to utilize crowd funding to fund the new album, but has put the idea on hold as of now after finding additional funding to move ahead with the recording.
In case you haven't heard, Boston metalcore band Diecast is back and the band plans to record a new album. Since the band is currently without label support and it's last output was six years ago, Diecast will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for fans to help make the new album a reality. Here's an update about it from the band, as well as a video update from Dennis:
Diecast will be launching the kickstarter program this week!!! Be ready! This is the time we need our fans, friends, and family to help us produce this next album! Your donations won't go unnoticed... Check out this video explaining the project from Dennis! Rewards for your donations include signed merchandise, t-shirts, early release material, hand written lyric sheets, dinner with Diecast, Skype lessons with Jon or Eddy, Flying to the studio for 3 days with us, your name in the CD liner and more!!! We need your help and we want to reward! Can't wait to record.
Time waits for no man. When I purchased a copy of Diecast’s bruising 2001 LP “Day Of Reckoning” – at the now-defunct Circuit City, of all places! – I couldn’t have imagined that in ten years’ time, I’d be relying on the Boston-based band for a sweet nostalgia fix. That savored rush arrived on Friday, April 27th, at Mill Street Brews in Southbridge, Massachusetts.
Nestled in a renovated 19th-century textile mill building and stripped of ostentatious frills, the venue boasts no fewer than three separate barrooms, each with its own stage, and a vast expanse of floor area. Tonight’s show took place in the second floor Showcase Club and, by all appearances, was a veritable “who’s who” of regional metal talent. Nearly ten bands were jammed onto the bill, cranking out condensed sets that wrapped nearly as quickly as they’d begun. Time being a bitch, I sacrificed watching most of these sets (including Western Mass favorite WrenchNeck) in favor of some needed relaxation and chitchat in the adjacent barroom. More...
Boston metalcore act Dicast has announced a string of new tour dates for this Spring, proudly sponsored by Metalunderground.com. The band is also currently working on an upcoming full-length album. Stay tuned for more Diecast tour dates to surface soon, or catch the band at the following shows:
3/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Morgan
3/16 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship
3/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theater
4/27 – Southbridge, MA @ Mill Street Brews
4/28 – Albany, NY @ Bogies w/ Brick By Brick
4/29 – Long Island, NY @ Broadway Bar
4/30 – Springfield, VA @ Empire (formerly Jaxx)
5/1 – Fayetteville, NC @ Rock Shop
5/2 – Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole
5/3 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewsters Pit
5/4 – Cocoa Beach, FL @ 321 Local
5/5 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local
5/6 – Lake Worth, FL @ Speakeasy Lounge
Diecast has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:
"Hello everyone, its that time of the month again for an update! We recently started our string of weekend shows and they've all been amazing so far... It's great seeing familiar faces and new ones in the crowd! We have many more shows coming up in March and April, so check the dates posted on our myspace to see if we are playing near you...
"We'd also like to welcome our new bassist Eddie Barton, please visit his MySpace and say hi to him!
Thats about all for now..."
Diecast and record label Century Media Records have parted ways after releasing two albums together. According to the band, "This was a mutual decision by both of us, and is going to be 100% better in the long run for both parties. We would like to thank CM for everything they did for us and wish them well in all future endeavours."
As such, the group is now shopping a four-song demo to potential labels. Diecast says, "We've already been contacted by a few labels that are very impressed with the songs and we believe we'll have a new home before the end of March 2009."
Boston metallers Diecast has posted the following message online:
"It's time for a well needed update from us. First of all, we'd like to announce that we are no longer on Century Media Records. This was a mutual decision by both of us, and is going to be 100% better in the long run for both parties. We would like to thank CM for everything they did for us and wish them well in all future endeavours.
"Earlier this summer we funded and recorded a four-song demo with our long time producer Paul Trust, and we are currently shopping it to labels. We've already been contacted by a few labels that are very impressed with the songs and we believe we'll have a new home before the end of March 2009, and you all know what that means??? Yes, new album and touring!
"We'd like to thank you all for the great comments we've been getting on song 'Disconnect'. We'd also like to remind you that it's a demo and not a final version. The song has already been getting lots of radio play from KWRN in Farmington, NM!
"Please keep checking back for more updates in the next few weeks!"
Boston's Diecast have announced two shows in Florida and New Jersey which are as follows:
June 15 - The Haven - Orlando/Winter Park, FL
June 19 - Championship Bar & Grill - Trenton, NJ
More dates are expected to be released soon.
Capital Chaos has posted video footage of Massachusetts metallers DIECAST performing the songs "The Coldest Rain" and "Never Forget" on December 1, 2007 at The Kennel Club in Sacramento, California. Watch the clip here.
DIECAST has just completed its first headlining U.S. tour in over three years. The massive two-month trek, which featured EKOTREN and MOWER in the support slots, kicked off on November 3.
DIECAST greatly expanded its already diehard fanbase after two massive North American tours alongside SEVENDUST, in addition to breaking through to Active Rock radio with the "Fade Away" and "Nothing I Could Say" singles. The group has already begun the songwriting process for its new full-length release and is now poised to deliver their most focused and dynamic album yet. More...
After an extremely busy year DIECAST will wrap-up the Internal Revolution touring campaign with their first headlining US tour in over three years. The massive two month trek, which also has EKOTREN and MOWER in the support slots, kicks off on November 3rd. See the band’s MySpace page for the complete tour itinerary.
Diecast greatly expanded their fanbase after two massive North American tours alongside SEVENDUST, in addition to breaking through to Active Rock radio with the 'Fade Away' and 'Nothing I Could Say' singles. The group has already begun the songwriting process for their new full-length release and are now poised to deliver their most focused and dynamic album yet.
Paul Stoddard (vocals) states: “Hey everyone. We are really psyched about our up coming headlining tour. This will be the last Diecast run until the next album and it's a chance for all diehard fans and friends to get the full on hour long headlining experience. Tickets are selling great and the first show in New Jersey is already sold out, so if you haven't gotten your tickets yet, you should get them now. We are also still accepting YouTube video auditions for our new bass player/background vocalist position. If you want to audition please send us two videos (one of you playing and one of you singing). You can do it with a simple web cam and then send a link to email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your submissions as well as partying with everybody on the road these next couple of months.”
San Diego's MOWER has been added to the upcoming DIECAST tour starting in Cleveland, OH on November 13 and ending on December 8 in Farmington, NM.
Commented MOWER frontman Brian Sheerin: "Thanks to DIECAST for taking MOWER out of Southern California for a little while. It's just not safe here anymore with all the drunken actresses driving around with no panties on. We need to get the hell out of here now. If I see one more hot blonde with big breasts in a convertible, I'm going to throw up. Actually, that was a lie, I just made that up to make this release more interesting. Seriously though, this DIECAST tour is a gift and we're really thankful for the dates. MOWER needed a good heavy tour and now we've got one."
DIECAST with MOWER:
Nov. 13 - Peabody's Cleveland, Ohio
Nov. 14 - Bulldog Cafe Louisville, Kentucky
Nov. 15 - The Machine Shop Flint, Michigan
Nov. 16 - Alrosa Villa Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 17 - Harpo's Detroit, Michigan
Nov. 19 - The Rock Maplewood, Minnesota
Nov. 20 - The Pearl Room Mokena, Illinois
Nov. 21 - Stage Door at Orpheum Madison, Wisconsin
Nov. 23 - House Of Rock Wichita, Kansas
Nov. 25 - The Launch Pad Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nov. 27 - The Whisky West Hollywood, California
Nov. 28 - The Sets Tempe, Arizona
Nov. 29 - Canes Bar & Grill San Diego, California
Nov. 30 - The Vibe Riverside, California
Dec. 01 - Kennal Club Sacramento, California
Dec. 04 - Rock N' Roll Pizza Portland, Oregon
Dec. 05 - El Corazon Seattle, Washington
Dec. 07 - Club Vegas Salt Lake City, Utah
Dec. 08 - Gator's Farmington, New Mexico
EkoTren will be hitting the road alongside Diecast this winter for a national tour, ending 2007 in a monumental way. Established in Cape Coral, FL in 2000 by vocalist John Sheldon, guitarist Keith Finnell, and keyboardist Steve Chin, EkoTren has carved their name deep into the scene. After seven years of dedication, the band signed with Blind Prophecy Records in September 2007 and immediately hit the studio with acclaimed producer Paul Trust (Diecast, Endo) to craft their first full-length album, ‘Light the Fire’, available worldwide in early 2008. Steered by melody and driven by metal, the 11-track effort breathes new life into fan favorites like "The Tables Have Turned" and displays brand new tracks in EkoTren’s signature style. After the international release of the album, EkoTren aims bring their unique breed of metal to the masses with an extensive tour. More...
Boston's Diecast is currently in search of a new bass player. Candidates must have professional gear, the ability to sing, stage presence, and a willingness to tour non-stop. The group will be accepting videos submissions via email. According to the band, "we would like videos of you playing, as well as your singing. Scream too if you can. Also, send some live footage if you have it. You can make all your videos through YouTube, Google video, ect. This gives you the option to make it private if you want. Just send us the links." Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
In related news, the group has begun the writing process for their next Century Media Records release.
Four more stops have been announced for Sevendust's upcoming run with Diecast and Point One, they include:
June 24th Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
June 28th Pharr, TX - Graham Central Station
July 14th Fort Wayne, IN - Headwater Park Event Pavilion
July 15th Knoxville, TN - Blue Cats
DIECAST is currently in the midst of a month-long North American tour as direct support to DROWNING POOL. The group has posted a new video which documents their pre-tour preparations. Check it out at this location.
DIECAST's new single for the track "Hourglass" is going to impact Active Rock radio in June following the success of "Nothing I Could Say".
DIECAST with DROWNING POOL remaining tour dates:
May 28 - 3rd Street Theatre - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jun. 01 - Hooligans - Jacksonville, NC
Jun. 02 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
Jun. 03 - Stingers - Boonsboro, MD
Jun. 06 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI
Jun. 08 - Lancaster Event Center - Lincoln, NE More...
Drowning Pool have announced several new dates with Diecast, tour schedule is as follows:
May 11th in Evansville, WI @ Level 8
May 12th in Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
May 13th in Rockford, IL @ Elixur Night Club
May 15th in Omaha, NB @ Sokol Underground
May 16th in Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
May 18th in Boise, ID @ The Big Easy
May 19th in Couer D'Alene, ID @ The Grail Event Center
May 20th in Calgary, AB @ Back Alley
May 22nd in Edmonton, AB @ Jet Nightclub
May 23rd in Saskatoon, SK @ Roxy
May 25th in Regina, SK @ The Drink
May 26th in Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
June 1st in Jacksonville, NC @ Holligans
June 2nd in Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
June 3rd in Boonsboro, MD @ Stingers
June 8th in Lincoln, NB @ Lancaster Event Center
June 9th in Kansas City, MO @ Liberty Memorial Park
DIECAST recently completed a captivating new video for the track "Nothing I Could Say", with acclaimed directors Ian McFarland (SICK OF IT ALL) and Mike Pecci. A 30-second teaser for the clip has just been posted on the Century Media YouTube page, which can be accessed at this location. Look for the full-length version of the clip to make its way online next week. More...