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Inked In Blood

From: Portland, OR, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Inked In Blood News

Below is our complete Inked In Blood 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.

Inked In Blood Calls It Quits

Portland, Oregon band Inked In Blood (Facedown Records) has essentially disbanded after cancelling their tour plans recently and being relatively inactive of late. Vocalist Joey Trump has issued the following statement:

"So yeah, as all of you have observed, we haven't been doing anything for a while. There are about a million reasons for this very large 'snag' that we've hit, but the genesis of them all can be traced back to these two: 1. Members that are available to tour 2. A vehicle that we are allowed to use for tour

"Our staggering amound of resistance from the universe, who seems to be an opposing force bent on crushing us to pieces, seems to always be depriving us of one or both of the above *essential* components. It's been going on for a quite a while, but the frequency (ever increasing as it is) has taken its toll. You can't, CAN'T have a band without members. Unless you're Madonna, or Seal (ha, Seal...I wonder what that guy's doing these days?); but I digress...or unless you hire computers to play all the other instruments. Which would look stupid, because by the time we got to your town it would only be Kelly and I on stage with all this other sound coming from no where. And before you even think the words 'fill-in touring member,' just hold that thought. Although some of our fill-ins have been wonderful, and we'll always cherish those great times had with them (you know who you are), the rest seem to have been secret agents sent to chop off whole limbs at a time. And let me tell ya, when that happens...YUK! Soo much blood. But, again, I digress... Also, our traveling problems don't seem to be going away any time soon. Which, for any band, are the kinds of problems that tend to be the most costly. What that means is that we can't come and play for all of you beautiful and wonderful people. Which is heart-wrenching for those of us who would still do that...if it were possible. And as of now, it really seems to be the opposite of possible, and then some. For sure though, if we could...we totally would! More...

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Inked In Blood Cancels Tour

Inked In Blood has canceled their upcoming tour dates. Here's an explanation from the band:

"We're really sorry to disappoint anyone, it's disappointing enough to us to have to announce. But our vehicle completely died and we are completely broke, so we have no other options but to go home and figure everything out.

"Thank you for your support and make sure you still go out and see My Epic and Take It Back! on this tour. They will still be out there going at it and rocking out for us."

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Facedown Fest 2008 Announced

The 10th annual Facedown Fest will take place on March 28th and 29th in Pomona, CA at the Glasshouse. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, January 9th and will be $15 for single day tickets or $25 for two-day passes. The event will feature performances from War Of Ages, Impending Doom, Seventh Star (final show), Sleeping Giant, xDeathstarx, Inked In Blood, xLooking Forwardx, Means, A Plea For Purging, Kingston Falls, Remove The Veil, Wrench In The Works in addition to several acts yet to be announced.

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Across Five Aprils, Inhale Exhale Tour Dates

Across Five Aprils, Inhale Exhale, Inked In Blood, and In Fear And Faith will hit the road together in January. The following tour dates have been announced so far:

1/8 North Carolina @ TBA
1/9 Lexington, KY @ Doh Wah Diddy
1/10 Washington, MO @ The Crux
1/12 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
1/13 Kearney, NE @ Circle B
1/14 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
1/16 Abilene, TX @ Rose Park Activities Building
1/17 Mission, TX @ Border Theater
1/18 San Antonio, TX @ TBA
1/19 Plano, TX @ Theater Seven
1/20 Little Rock, AR @ TBA
1/21 Cape Girardeau, MO @ Enchanted Forest
1/22 TBA

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Inked In Blood, Burden Of A Day Tour Dates

Inked In Blood and Burden Of A Day will tour together for a month later this fall. Here are the tour dates:

10/3 Ocala,FL @ The Capital
10/4 Tampa,FL @ Transistions art gallary
10/5 Valdosta,GA @ Vito's Rock N Roll Pizzeria
10/6 Jackson,MS @ Reservoir Fire Station
10/7 Memphis,TN @ The Dregs
10/9 Rolla,MO @ Zero Five
10/10 Tulsa,OK @ The Factory
10/11 Burleson,TX @ The Party Barn
10/12 Houston,TX @ Venue TBA
10/13 San Antonio,TX @ The Underground
10/14 Abilene,TX @ Rosa Park Community Center
10/17 Bakersfield,CA @ The Dome
10/18 Ventura,CA @ The Alpine
10/19 Downey,CA @ The Epic Lounge
10/21 Santa Rosa,CA @ Chops
10/25 Jefferson,SD @ Jefferson Community Center
10/26 Buffalo,MN @ The Vault
10/27 Hobart,IN @ Cressmore Country Club
10/28 Decatur,IL @ Wake The Dead Cafe
10/29 Evansville,IN @ Club 1123
10/30 Louisville,KY @ Venue TBA
10/31 Paintsville,KY @ Memories
11/1 Kettering,OH @ The Attic
11/2 Mansfield,OH @ Ontario Christian Church
11/3 Elkhart,IN @ His Place

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Facedown Fest East Coast Announced

Facedown Records will be taking their Facedown Fest to the East Coast on September 29th at the Mt. Oak UMC in Bowie, Maryland. The show begins at 3pm and admission is $20. The following performances are schedule:

War Of Ages
Inked In Blood
xLooking Forwardx
Kingston Falls
Remove The Veil
Seventh Star
Sleeping Giant
Alove For Enemies
Bloodlined Calligraphy
Bloody Sunday
A Plea For Purging

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Facedown Fest East Coast Bands Announced

More information has been revealed about Facedown Fest East Coast. As already revealed, FD Fest East will take place on Saturday Sept. 29 in Bowie, MD at Mt. Oak Church. It will be a 1-day fest kicking off at 3:00pm and tickets will be $20. Bands playing (in alphabetical order) are:

A Plea For Purging
Alove For Enemies
Bloodlined Calligraphy
Bloody Sunday
Inked In Blood
Kingston Falls
Remove The Veil
Seventh Star
Sleeping Giant
War Of Ages
xLooking Forwardx

An official Facedown Fest web site will be launched in the coming weeks.

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Inked In Blood Guitarist Recovering From Illness

Inked in Blood guitarist Matt McDonnell had a recent brush with death but is recovering and doing fine. According to the band, McDonnell was found on the floor of his home February 11, "cold, sweating and barely able to breathe." He was taken to a nearby hospital, where, after being put into a drug-induced coma, he was diagnosed with acute pneumonia, pleurisy and a severe staph infection in his lungs. He was released Tuesday with strict orders to rest and recover for the next month and a half. McDonnell said the incident has given him "a new lease on life. I feel extremely lucky to have been given a second chance." The band will release its sophomore full-length LP this summer, and, once the guitarist is better, plan to tour in support of the outing.

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Scars Of Tomorrow Replaces Drummer

Scars Of Tomorrow has now parted ways with drummer Ryan Severino. Reasons behind Severino's departure have not been publicly disclosed. Regardless, the group quickly recruited drummer Justin Salinas (ex-Inked In Blood), who is now on tour with the band on the West Coast.

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Bands Announced for Infest in NJ

Bands have been announced for an upcoming fest entitled, "Infest", that will be taking place in Asbury Park, NJ on June 11th. Bands are as follows:

Dillinger Escape Plan
The Number 12 Looks Like You
Haste the Day
Sworn Enemy
From a Second Story Window
Cattle Decapitation
Job for a Cowboy
Misery Index
Scars of Tomorrow
Calico System
Too Pure to Die
Inked In Blood
On Broken Wings
Black My Heart
Full Blown Chaos
The Showdown
Flee the Seen

Infest will have 3 stages, one at the Stone Pony inside, Stone Pony outside, and on in Club Deep, which is across from the Stone Pony.

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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No Innocent Victim Mini Midwest Tour

No Innocent Victim have lined up a brief Midwest tour. Here are teh gigs:

4/20 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Anchor Community Church w/ Inked In Blood, Hand To Hand
4/21 Lansing, MI @ The Lansing Underground w/ Inked In Blood, Hand To Hand
4/22 Dayton, OH @ Gathering Grounds w/ Jesus Wept, xLooking Forwardx
4/23 Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus w/ Jesus Wept, xLooking Forwardx

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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Facedown Fest 2006 Details

Facedown Records' seventh incarnation of their annual Facedown Fest will take place on March 31st and April 1st at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Admission is $25 for a two-night pass, or $15 for a single night. Tickets are available at the Glasshouse box office or via Ticketmaster. Here's the line-up:

Night 1:
Nodes Of Ranvier
Seventh Star
Inked In Blood
Bloody Sunday
Alove For Enemies
Flee The Seen
Anam Cara
The Redemption Song

Night 2:
No Innocent Victim
Bloodlined Calligraphy
xLooking Forwardx
Jesus Wept
War Of Ages
Brutal Fight
In Due Time
Counting The Days
Kingston Falls

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As I Lay Dying Adds Minneapolis Date

As I Lay Dying have added a Minneapolis date to their upcoming headling tour. Also, special guest Inked in Blood has been added to two of AILD's shows. The tour dates with new information are:

Dec. 11 Minneapolis, MN - The Quest Club (w/ Norma Jean, Madball, & A Life Once Lost)
Dec. 16 Seattle, WA - El Corazon (w/ Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, & Inked in Blood)
Dec. 17 Portland, OR - Loveland (w/ Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, & Inked in Blood)

In other AILD news, the video for "Through Struggle" is online at www.Zambooie.com. Click the link and scroll down to the video section.

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No Innocent Victim Plan CD Release Shows

No Innocent Victims's latest To Burn Again will be released November 8 through Facedown Records in support of the album the band has announced the following record release shows alongside Bloodlined Calligraphy, Nodes Of Ranvier and Inked In Blood:

11.18: Tuscon, AZ @ Skrappy’s
11.19: Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
11.20: San Diego, CA @ Epicenter

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Inked In Blood Sign To Facedown Records

Oregon's Inked In Blood have officially signed with Facedown Records. The group has previously released material with Facedown imprint, Strike First Records, and will release their debut full-length this fall. The album will be recorded this summer at an undisclosed studio. In the meantime, you can hear one of their new songs via their ecard here.

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No Innocent Victim Regroup On Facedown Records

So-Cal staple No Innocent Victim has returned from retirement and announced their signing to Facedown Records. The band promises a summer 2005 release on said label. N.I.V. has announced their return show for November 19 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA alongside labelmates Sinai Beach and Inked In Blood as well as First Blood and xDeath Starx. A new website is also in the works.

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Inked In Blood's New Release Out Next Month

...And here's their official press release:

"We are pleased to introduce you to Portland, Oregon's Inked In Blood! We will be releasing their debut CDep next month titled "Awakening Vesuvius." You do not want to miss out on this release. "Awakening Vesuvius" was previously released independently by the band so we are very fortunate and happy to come alongside this great band and help them get their music out to more people! Powerful stuff that is well written and played. These guys have fast parts, mosh breakdowns and some well placed metal melodies, so pretty much something for everybody."

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