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The Overseer

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Latest The Overseer News

Below is our complete The Overseer 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.

Solid State Records Releases Free Sampler

Solid State Records has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new sampler online:

"It's finally summertime, and this year we've put together a fantastic Summer Sampler that you can download FOR FREE!

"The sampler features songs by August Burns Red, Wolves At The Gate, Demon Hunter, Forevermore, Fit For A King, The Ongoing Concept, Living Sacrifice, My Heart To Fear, and The Overseer. Be sure to grab it now, as the summertime sadly won't last forever."

You can pick up your copy of the digital sampler at this location. More...

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The Overseer Posts New Song Online

With less than a week until the March 4th release of sophomore album "Rest and Let Go," The Overseer is giving fans one last sneak peek of the album with a new song, titled “Paper Thin Houses.” Check it out below, thanks to AltPress.com.

“This was the last song we wrote for the record,” bassist Bradley Riggs tells AP. “We had a few extra days at the beginning of our recording session and basically just locked ourselves in the A room and cranked out what I think is the most fun and unique song on the album. It funnels weird influences at times such as U2, the Peppers, Rage, and even a bit of Paramore (bass-wise). We're all really happy how it turned out!”

The band's previously posted lyric video for "Scarlet Wool" is also still available at this location. More...

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The Overseer Posts Lyric Video

With the release of sophomore album "Rest and Let Go" due out March 4th on Solid State Records, The Overseer is giving fans another preview in the form of a lyric video for “Scarlet Wool.”

“With ‘Scarlet Wool,’ we wanted to just write a fast rock song, so that's exactly what we did,” explains guitiarist/vocalist Darren King. “There aren’t many bells and whistles, and it’s bookended with the rawest thing we've ever put on an album. Drums, bass, guitar, vocals – it’s A ROCK SONG!”

You can also hear the previously posted "Fragile Wings" over at this location.

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The Overseer Announces New Album

Arkansas act The Overseer will release sophomore album, "Rest and Let Go," on March 4th via Solid State Records.

"Rest and Let Go" finds the band re-teaming with Matt McClellen at Glow in the Dark Studios, where The Overseer also recorded the 2012 debut, "We Search, We Dig." You can hear the new song "Fragile Wings" below, or pre-order the album at this location.

The album centers itself around the concept of death. “It kinda creeps its way into everyone's life at some point, and it found a way to creep into our record,” says guitarist/vocalist Darren King. “Death is such a big part of life and unfortunately we've had our fair share of dealing with it. I guess that's just where a few of us were and are.” More...

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Shai Hulud To Tour With Madball

Shai Hulud will return to the road this Fall for dates throughout the East Coast. Fans can catch Hulud throughout October on select dates with Madball, The Overseer, Octaves, and Face All Fears. The full list of dates and the lineup for each show can be found below.

"Reach Beyond the Sun," the fourth entry in Shai Hulud's storied catalog, was released in February of 2013.

Tour w/ Octaves
10/18 Amityville, NY Revolution Music Hall w/ Madball
10/19 Allentown, PA Catch 22
10/20 Newark, DE Mojo Main w/ Madball

Tour w/ The Overseer, Octaves
10/21 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
10/22 Columbus, SC New Brookland
10/23 Tampa, FL Epic Problem
10/24 Pembroke Pines, FL Talent Farm
10/25 Jacksonville, FL Atticus Bar
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10/26 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue w/ Unearth

Tour w/ Face All Fears
10/27 Nashville, TN Café Coco
10/28 Evansville, IN The Hatch
10/29 Columbus, OH Kobo Live More...

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Impending Doom To Headline Scream The Prayer Tour

Impending Doom has been announced as the headliner for the 2013 "Scream the Prayer" tour. The bill will also feature Gideon, Wolves at the Gate, Fit for a King, The Great Commission, The Overseer, Silent Planet, and Those Who Fear. The dates are as follows:

6/30/13 | Springfield, VA | Empire
7/01/13 | Charlotte, NC | Amos
7/02/13 | Louisville, KY | Vernon Club
7/03/13 | Nashville, TN | Rockettown
7/05/13 | Jacksonville, FL | Murray Hill Theater
7/06/13 | Orlando, FL | H2O Live!
7/07/13 | Douglasville, GA | The Seven Venue
7/12/13 | San Antonio, TX | White Rabbit
7/13/13 | Dallas, TX | The Door
7/14/13 | Springfield, MO | Outland Ballroom
7/15/13 | Columbus, OH | Alrosa Villa
7/16/13 | Joliet, IL | Mojoe's More...

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The Overseer Announces Tour With Fit For A King

Solid State Records label mates Fit For A King and The Overseer are pleased to announce a co-headlining tour in the new year. The rapidly emerging bands will hit the road this January and February, bringing their live shows to fans on the West Coast, Midwest, and Southwest.

“2012 was absolutely the best year in our band’s existence,” gushes Overseer bassist Bradley Riggs. “We got signed, put out our debut record and closed out the fall with an incredible full U.S. tour with August Burns Red. Looking forward to 2013, we’re all stoked to see what unfolds as we look to keep the momentum rolling!”

“We felt like we had a very productive year in 2012,” says Fit For A King vocalist Ryan Kirby. “I feel like we laid a lot of ground work for huge things to happen for us in 2013 and beyond and I’m looking forward to this tour as a part of kicking off the year.”

Joining their brothers in arms fresh off a string of dates with Impending Doom, the Texas based Fit For A King signed with Solid State earlier this year. The band’s Solid State debut is set to drop in 2013. More...

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The Overseer Releases "Absolve" Video

Arkansas act The Overseer has released a brand new video for “Absolve” - which is the band's second video off debut album, "We Search, We Dig," released earlier this summer on Solid State Records. Check out the video below, or watch the previously released "Amend" video at this location.

“The passion behind this song made a live setting perfect for the video,” says vocalist Anthony Rivera. “It was awesome to see so many kids singing along with me and seeing that the song’s lyrics mean as much to them as they do to me.”

The band is currently on the road in the midst of a five week, 30 city North American tour in support of labelmates August Burns Red. Dates are available here. More...

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August Burns Red Announces North American Tour

After spending much of the past several months headlining tours of Europe, Japan and Australia – with stops in New Zealand, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore along the way – globe-trotting act August Burns Red is excited to announce its return for a Fall North American headlining tour.

Fresh off a run of European festival and headlining dates, the band will launch the five-week, 30-city North American tour on August 31st with support from The Color Morale, labelmates The Overseer and a yet-to-be-named special guest, before heading back to Europe. Dates are as follows: More...

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The Overseer Streaming New Song

Just days after the release of a new video for “Amend,” The Overseer brings another hard rock reckoning in the form of “Vulture” – the third preview track from upcoming debut, "We Search, We Dig" – streaming now via Revolvermag.com.

“‘Vulture’ was the last song that we wrote for the album,” says bassist Bradley Riggs. “We actually wrote it in the studio and it turned out great, with a hard-hitting intro and a bridge that was unlike anything we’d done before. It has a heavy Deftones sort of feel to it and I think listeners will hear the versatility of our influences and writing style.”

The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Recorded earlier this year at Atlanta's Glow In The Dark studios, We Search, We Dig is a huge, dynamic debut that calls to mind artists like Underoath, Thrice, and Cave in though with a clear, distinct voice that never emulates those artists directly. With this release, The Overseer delivers hard-hitting, uncompromising hard rock that belies the members’ young age. This isn’t 'cash in on the latest trend' music, it’s 'sweat and tears' hard rock, with a little blood thrown in for good measure.

"Now, with the album's release on the horizon, The Overseer has gone back to doing the OTHER thing they do best: Tour, tour and tour, taking their music and their spiritually-minded message to eager fans. In support of the album, the band will hit the road this June and July as part of the More Than Sound tour, headlined by War of Ages."

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The Overseer Releases "Amend" Video

With a week to go until the release of "We Search, We Dig," Arkansas act The Overseer is premiering a new video for “Amend," which was directed by Underoath's Daniel Davidson and can be viewed below. "We Search, We Dig" is due out in stores and online June 19th from Solid State Records.

“I have mixed emotions about shooting this music video,” says drummer Abishai Collingsworth. “It was one of the most fun yet exhausting days I’ve ever been through. Make no mistake - playing through a song 100 or so times can wear you out! But we endured it and are really pleased with the results. Daniel Davidson was really easy to work with and I certainly wouldn’t be disappointed if we worked with him again!”

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