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Below is our complete Diecast 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.
All That Remains has announced the addition of former Diecast drummer Jason Costa to their line-up. As you may recall, Costa left Diecast in November of 2005 following a disagreement regarding actor Brendan Frasier. The band comments: "Some of you may know Jason from his work with Diecast on Tearing Down Your Blue Skies. If not? Trust me, he's NASTY! So thanks to everyone who sent in a video and thanks to the guys who came and played with us!"
DIECAST will kick off 2007 with a monstrous 10-week U.S. tour alongside SEVENDUST and BLOODSIMPLE, which kicks off Feb. 7. Look for tour dates to be announced early next year. They will also join SEVENDUST and REVELATION THEORY for a special 98 Rock-sponsored New Year's Eve show in Tampa, FL.
This week, the group wraps up a five-week run with SEPULTURA, SWORN ENEMY and SUICIDE SILENCE. This was their first national tour in support of their new album, "Internal Revolution", which is being hailed as their most dynamic and stunning offering yet from critics and fans alike.
Paul Stoddard (vocals) checks in with the following report: "It's been so much fun and such an honor to tour with a band that I’ve loved since I was a kid. SEPULTURA are some of the nicest guys, and they really bring it to the stage. They also talk a great game about their Brazilian football (soccer), but there are a couple of athletes on the DIECAST team that are ready to pull out a ball to see exactly what SEPULTURA is truly made of. Even if they wipe us up and down the field, it would still be a lot of fun. We also got a chance to hang out with our old friends in SWORN ENEMY, and make new friends with our boys in SUICIDE SILENCE. The response and turnout from fans has been phenomenal. Every show, we find people singing along to songs from the new album, and we can't thank you guys enough for supporting us. If you haven't had a chance to see us yet, we'll be coming your way soon with SEVENDUST. Thanks again to everyone, and have a very metal and safe Xmas."
Southern California's In This Moment are embarking on a month-long US tour that includes various dates with Sworn Enemy, Diecast and 3 Inches of Blood. Here are the tour dates:
10/22 Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street w/ Three Inches of Blood
10/24 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Minus Seven
10/27 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/28 Austin, TX @ Red Rum
10/29 Vortex - Beaumont, TX
10/30 Lafayette, LA @ Club Sin
10/31 Birmingham, AL @ The Nick w/ Victim of Thought
11/02 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's w/ Crossbreed, Wolfpak
11/03 Reading, PA @ Silo
11/04 Brooklyn, NY @ Trash Bar CMJ Showcase w/ Suicide City
11/05 Montclair, NJ @ Bloomfield Ave w/ 36 Crazyfists
11/06 Stratford, CT @ Oddfellows
11/07 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Underground w/ 36 Crazyfists
11/09 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights w/ Diecast
Dates w/ Sworn Enemy, Diecast
11/10 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/12 Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Café
11/13 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
11/15 Farmington, NM @ Gator's
11/16 Tempe, AZ @ Big Fish Pub w/ Fireball Ministry, Artimus Pyledriver
God Forbid have announce that they will be doing a short tour with A Life Once Lost at the end of this month. The tour will include a performance at the Saints and Sinners Festival taking place in Asbury Park, NJ. God Forbid guitarist, Doc Coyle, has posted the following update from the road:
“We are very happy to be home from a great European run. Heaven Shall Burn, Maroon, Cataract, Purified in Blood, A Perfect Murder and Narziss were all great people and excellent bands. Some of my personal highlights on the tour were the last show in Essen (the biggest show and the crowd was rowdy as fuck), Denmark (where we were fortunate enough to play with the legendary Entombed) and Austria (where fuckers just lost their minds).”
“There were plans in place for a U.S. headlining tour to close out the year, but it’s been rescheduled for Jan.- Feb. We want to do at least one more U.S. run before we start working on another album. What better way to come back than to play a long set with the biggest, most elaborate show that God Forbid has ever has done! We should have a concrete announcement in the coming weeks. There hasn't been an American tour since June, so we are raring to go. Speaking of shows, in addition to the Saints and Sinners Festival we have two shows with our good friends in A Life Once Lost and Diecast that same weekend. These will probably be our last shows of the year, so be sure to make it out.”
Confirmed dates with A Life Once Lost are as follows:
October 26 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
October 27 - Orono, ME @ Ushuaia
October 29 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall
Boston metalcore band DIECAST recently shot a video for the song "Fade Away" with acclaimed director David Brodsky (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GWAR, THE RED CHORD). You can watch the clip online through Century Media's YouTube site at this location.
"Fade Away" comes off the group's latest album, "Internal Revolution", which is being hailed as the band's most dynamic and stunning offering yet from critics and fans alike.
Fresh off a string of Florida shows with Nonpoint, DIECAST will team up with the legendary SEPULTURA for a massive five-week tour this fall, which will be the group's first national tour in support of "Internal Revolution". This will be preceded by a string of East Coast dates with A LIFE ONCE LOST, labelmates GOD FORBID, SWORN ENEMY and IN THIS MOMENT. More...
DIECAST will be teaming up with genre legends Sepultura for a massive five-week tour this fall, which will be the group’s first national U.S. tour in support of their highly acclaimed new album Internal Revolution. This will be preceded by a string of dates with labelmates God Forbid and A Life Once Lost on the East Coast. (See tour section for the itinerary.) The group’s stunning first single, “Fade Away,” impacted Active Rock radio this week; look for a video for the track, shot by acclaimed director David Brodsky (God Forbid, GWAR, The Red Chord), to make its MTV2 debut later this month.
Paul Stoddard (vocals) further conveys his excitement over the band’s recent and upcoming activity: “It was great to finally do some shows again. The Nonpoint guys were great to us, and their fans were amazing. All the fans were open-minded to something a little different, gave us a chance and loved us. I also got to finally see the response to the new record in person from our fans. You people learn lyrics fast! If we didn't make it your way, just wait a little while. We are ready to tour and we don't want to stop!
“We have a few dates coming up with God Forbid and A Life Once Lost, and then we go out for five weeks with Sepultura. What an honor that will be. Arise was one of the first CDs I ever bought, and now I'll get to share the stage with them. It's gonna be nuts! Thanks again to everyone for buying the record, spreading the word about us, and all the continued e-mails and support. I can't wait to chill at the bar with everyone soon.”
Sepultura, Sworn Enemy, Diecast, and Suicide Silence will tour the U.S. together in November and December. Here are the tour dates:
11/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/17 Long Beach, CA @ The Vault
11/18 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
11/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/22 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/24 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/26 Fargo, ND @ Rivolie Theater
11/27 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
11/30 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/1 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
12/2 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
12/4 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/5 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
12/6 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
12/8 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's
12/9 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
12/11 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/12 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
12/14 Houston, TX @ The Meridian
12/15 Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Theatre
12/16 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/19 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
12/20 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
12/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A GoGo
12/22 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
Sepultura's line up will feature Igor Cavalera's replacement, Jean Dolabella on drums. Jean has proven his capability on Sepultura's Brazilian tour with 3,000+ fans coming out to a show September 16th in Vitória, Espirito Santo.
Diecast have booked the following shows with Nonpoint:
September 26th Tallahassee, FL - Floyd's Music Store
September 27th Panama City, FL - Spinnakers
September 28th Ft. Meyers, FL - Ricochet Night Club
September 29th Jacksonville, FL - French Quarter
Diecast has completed a video for the new track "Fade Away" with director David Brodsky (God Forbid, Gwar). The video is reportedly "a riveting conceptual piece sure to catch people’s attention." Look for the video to debut on Fuse, MTV2 and various online locations later this month. You can view some photos from the shoot online here.
DIECAST have triumphantly returned with their latest effort, "Internal Revolution", which is set for a September 19 release via Century Media. According to a press release, "the album perfectly showcases their constant evolution to develop their own unique sound. With a new lineup intact, the group were able to expand upon their influences with no preconceived boundaries, and the results were unlike anything they ever expected. This is most evident on the blistering lead-off single, 'Fade Away', which can now be streamed at this location."
DIECAST spent the better part of this past year fine-tuning their new material before teaming up with longtime producer Paul Trust to track the long-awaited effort. The disc promises to be their biggest sounding and most dynamic offering yet. Paul Stoddard (vocals) says, "DIECAST are now stronger than ever. I feel 'Internal Revolution' is going to be one of the most diverse records to hit our scene to date. Guaranteed to be something for everyone." Check out the album cover artwork at this location. More...
Century Media Records announces the fourth installment of its monthly Podcast is available for download today from iTunes or Century Media's website. The new Podcast features over 60 minutes of music, news, tour updates, and a contest.
Fans can download the free Podcast (available through iTunes) for their exclusive first chance to hear global premiers from international sensations NAPALM DEATH, DIECAST and ARCH ENEMY. The program also features new music from HEAVEN SHALL BURN, CELTIC FROST, TERRORIZER, MERCENARY, POISONBLACK and KRISIUN. In addition to the wealth of music from The Century Media library, the Podcast taps into co-conspiring labels from the Century Family with Nuclear Blast America lending a new ALL SHALL PERISH track, Liquor & Poker Music offer up a CRUCIFIED BARBARA song, and Abacus Recordings presents a tune from CLIFTON. The Century Media Podcast series, furthermore, highlights a title exclusive to CM Distro in each installment. This month, Galy Records recording artist SHAOLIN is featured.
To coincide with the fifteenth anniversary of Century Media's U.S. operations, the Podcast will showcase music from the label's rich history. This episode boasts remastered tracks from the NEVERMORE and STUCK MOJO reissues. There is a contest tied-in with the Podcast that will test everyone's knowledge of the Century Media catalogue. One, grand prize winner will receive a multitude of autographed materials from Shadows Fall, Arch Enemy and many more. Details and submission info is contained within the episode.
Diecast have confirmed the track listing for their new album "Internal Revolution", here's how it will shape up:
01 - "Internal Revolution"
02 - "Never Forget"
03 - "Hourglass"
04 - "Fractured"
05 - "Weakness"
06 - "Fade Away"
07 - "Out Of Reach"
08 - "S.O.S."
09 - "Nothing I Could Say"
10 - "Definition Of A Hero"
11 - "The Coldest Rain"
Diecast have set "Internal Revolution" as the title of their highly anticipated new album, which is currently set for a September 19th release through Century Media Records. The group will hit the studio with acclaimed producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall) next week, and this will also serve as their first recording effort with an entirely new rhythm section composed of Dennis Pavia (drums) and Brad Horion (bass). Diecast are now more focused and determined than ever and can't wait to show the world what they are truly capable of creating.
Paul Stoddard (vocals) checks in with the following report: "What's up bitches, sorry I haven't done this in awhile, but, as I'm sure you've already heard, a lot of shit has gone down. Long-time drummer Jason Costa is no longer with us, and we wish him best of luck in life. The losses don't end there. After a lengthy time of self-reflection, Jeremy Wooden has decided to hang up his bass. He was the father of Diecast and is still considered a brother to all. We wish Jeremy and his lovely girlfriend Adriana nothing but the best for there future, and he will be terribly missed.
"As they say, with loss comes gain. It's with great pleasure that I get to announce two new members to the Diecast family. Please welcome Dennis Pavia (drums) and Brad Horion (bass). Dennis came to us before we even started officially looking for a replacement. We were so taken by his skill and ability to learn the material so quickly that we knew he would be the perfect fit. Brad (former bass player for Breadinground) has been our tour manager for quite some time now and even filled in for Jeremy on our European tour with Napalm Death. We are extremely proud to have both of these bitches now along for the ride and expect everyone to welcome them in with proper hazing and abuse.
"To our fans and friends, let there be no worries at all. Diecast are now stronger than ever. We Just finished writing our new record, Internal Revolution, and I think it's going to be one of the most diverse records to hit our scene to date. Guaranteed to be something for everyone. We start recording the new record next week in Hadly, Massachusetts with the well-known producer Zeuss, the god of recording heavy bands. We'll continue to check in throughout the recording process. Thanks to all of our fans and friends who have been supporting us through all the shit we've been going through. We can't wait to party with every one of you. See you all soon."
Continuing the highly successful Metal For The Masses series, the Century Family unseals Metal For The Masses Volume Four, once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The 2-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over 2 hours of music. The artwork for Volume Four incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and also depicts the album art for each featured artist within as well as additional artist and album information. Volume Four comes housed in a deluxe double Digipak and is available now at all Hot Topic locations nationwide.
Started in 2003, Metal For The Masses has become The Century Family's largest-selling compilation series, replacing the budget priced Identity series. The Metal For The Masses series is also one of Hot Topic's longest-running exclusive compilations. Selling well over 60,000 copies each, Metal For The Masses continues to disseminate the word of metal.
Disc One Includes Century Media Artists:
God Forbid, Manntis, Diecast, Brand New Sin, Agents Of Man, Shadows Fall, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Behemoth, Old Man's Child, Naglfar, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Eyes Of Fire, Into Eternity, Cryptopsy, Watch Them Die, Napalm Death, Despised Icon and Immolation
Disc Two Includes:
Nuclear Blast Artists: Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, In Flames, Meshuggah, Bleed The Sky, Darkane, Mnemic, Hypocrisy, Exodus and Cathedral
Liquor And Poker Music Artists: Fireball Ministry, Nebula, The Hellacopters, The Illuminati, The Black Halos, Crash Kelly, The Thieves, Scott Reeder, American Heartbreak and Backyard Babies
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have cancelled three weeks' worth of dates on their current tour following their Nov. 13 performance in Atlanta. The group's next appearance will take place on December 8 in Omaha, Nebraska. A statement from the band is expected soon.
As previously reported, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE will be teaming up with SOIL and PANIC CELL for a European tour beginning in late January.
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE's rescheduled benefit show for the family of former AHC guitarist Bryan Ottoson — who died in April from a prescription drug overdose while the group was on tour with MUDVAYNE — took place on October 7 at First Ave. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band were forced to postpone the originally announced Aug. 27 gig "due to an emergency hand surgery needed for bassist Chad Hanks."
The cancellation of dates comes on the heels of Diecast dropping off the tour due to their drummer departing unexpectedly and Bleed The Sky having their trailer full of equipmnent stolen.
Boston-based metallers DIECAST have been forced to drop off the U.S. tour with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, INDEX CASE and BLEED THE SKY following the apparent departure of drummer Jason Costa. The band have issued the following statement on the matter:
"To our fans and friends: We apologize for dropping off the AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE tour. AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, INDEX CASE and BLEED THE SKY were the best tourmates that we could have asked for. The tour was going amazingly and our fans came out in force to support us. We even made the best of the only dud of a show in Cleveland by closing the bar. Together with the rest of our tourmates a few old friends and Matt and Kevin from CHIMAIRA, we nearly drank the place dry. The problem came the next day on a day off we had in Nashville. We (Kirk, Jeremy, Paul and Jon) aren't really sure what happened. It all started with an argument about Brendan Fraser's acting skills, (mature, huh?) and ended with a valued member of the DIECAST family (Jason) sneaking off onto a bus in the middle of the night without explanation or warning. Needless to say we are all devastated, saddened and disappointed. We always considered Jason to be one of the nicest guys in the band and obviously an amazing musician, phenomenal drummer and most importantly a friend. We aren't sure why he left, but when we know more we will make everyone privy to the information. The rest of us would like to apologize to our label, our manager, our agents, the rest of the bands on the tour and most importantly our fans."
DIECAST's latest album, "Tearing Down Your Blue Skies", continues to garner critical acclaim led by the strength of the hit singles "Medieval" and "Rise and Oppose", which remains in heavy rotation on both "Metal Asylum" and "Headbanger's Ball". The disc will officially be reissued early next year with a new track, a cover version of SLAYER's "Raining Blood", new artwork and video clips.
Diecast guitarist Jon Kita checks in with the follow report from the road:
"So we've been on the road for almost a week now, and we have been overwhelmingly surprised by the support from everybody who has come out to the shows. We wrapped filming for our latest video in Brooklyn last Saturday with Dave Brodsky , and we want to thank Dave , Castro , Scarlett and all of the crew for their long hours and dedication to completing the shoot. Jack Nicholson as Melvin Eudaul said it best when he said, 'People who speak in metaphors should shampoo my crotch,' so I'll use a simile: The average temperature during the video shoot was like the weather one might expect when harvesting ice or hunting polar bear.
"Everybody was a good sport when it came to the cold, and we had a great time, so it was well worth it.
"Thanks are in order to Tom and all the guys from Vext and Brooklyn, Rob and Rick from Redhill, everybody else who came out to participate, to the squatters who let us use there house for the shoot, Eddie , Angel and the residents of Morgan St. for coming out to make sure things ran smoothly. And again to Tom and Luke who sadly fell victim to the watery depths of the moat.
"The tour has been so fun far, and we've been drunk. The shows have been great, and the turnout has been surprising for us, and it is nice to see a lot of familiar faces coming back to the shows. We've been switching up the set list a bit and playing out a new song that we wrote for the re-release of 'Tearing Down Your Blue Skies' . We've gotten a lot of vacant stares that turn into applause once we finish the song. We've been taking that as a good sign.
"Last night we played an impromptu set in a warehouse somewhere on the Ohio State Buckeyes campus. At about 5:00 a.m. we finished up and thanked everybody for having us.
"We are looking forward to getting back down South and playing as far down as Ft. Lauderdale in the next week. It's been far too long.
"Thank you to everybody that has been a part of the tour: BLEED THE SKY (sorry for kidnapping your guitarists), INDEX CASE and AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE . Until the next time, keep your finger off the trigger and don't make eye contact with bears. I hear they can smell menstrual blood from a mile away. Be safe."
GIZMACHI and DIECAST have been added to the upcoming ILL NINO headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Sep. 20 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
Sep. 21 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Sep. 23 - House of Blues - Atlantic City, NJ
Sep. 24 - WQWK Block Party - State College, PA
Sep. 25 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
Sep. 27 - Headliners - Toledo, OH
Sep. 28 - Headliners Music Hall - Lousville, KY
Sep. 29 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Sep. 30 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 01 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Diecast will be going on tour with Ill Nino at the end of this month. The tour starts on September 18th and goes through the end on the month. However, due to the tour, Diecast will have to cancel the Minnesota show on Sept 16th. Tour dates with Ill Nino are as follows:
Sept. 18 Fitchburg, MA - Fitchburg Airport Field - Locobazooka 2005 with Disturbed, Ill Nino, Seemless, Clutch, 10 Years and more (gig not confirmed)
Sept. 20 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Light
Sept. 21 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Park
Sept. 23 Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Sept. 24 State College, PA - WQWK Block Party
Sept. 25 Norfolk, VA - NorVa
Sept. 27 Toledo, OH - Headliner's
Sept. 28 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Sept. 29 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 30 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
The Rockpile Festival, which was set to take place at the Palace in Saugus, Massachusetts on August 27th, has been postponed until October 15th. More information TBA.