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Continents guitarist Tom Weaver has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band:
"Yo, I'm not sure if this will come as a surprise or not, or whether anyone will actually care all that much, but with immediate effect I'm stepping down as guitarist for Continents.
"I've had a pretty hectic year with the band and in my own personal life too, and it's come to the point where I'm finding that I no longer have the enthusiasm or passion for music that I once had. I leave the band with no regrets, no bitterness, no bad terms, and with no doubt that the rest of the guys will be going on to huge things in 2014 and beyond; but my limited interest and devotion is only ever going to act as a weight, and I don't want to be the one to hold the band back.
"As it stands I'm hoping the Odessa U.K. farewell show with Demoraliser and Despite My Deepest Fear will also act as my farewell show too. All those guys were there with us when things really started to take off, and it only seems fitting that they're there when they end for me.
"I need to thank the other guys for sharing an incredible 4 years with me, Dean, Spud, Mike Jones, and any other promoters who helped us get off the ground back in 2010, everyone at Victory Records for having enough faith in us to help fund our endeavors since 2012, all of the guys at Burning Chariot Media, Marianne Harris, Leigh Drinkwater, Georgia Pearce, Ryan Rodrigues, and any other photographers who've helped capture my fantastic guitar gurns, anyone who's ever let me sleep on their floor or in a spare bed, anyone who's ever come up to me at a show and asked what brand my guitar is or what the settings are on my amp (I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful, I'm actually a dreadful musician and I just play things that I think look cool), and anyone who's ever supported us as a band; I've experienced something that very few musicians will ever get to and I'm eternally grateful for that.
"I need to stress that this is by no means the end of Continents, we've already written a huge chunk of our second album, and have some huge plans for 2014. This is just the end of one chapter in a very long story." More...
Guitarist Tom Weaver from Continents has checked in with the following announcement about missing upcoming tour dates:
"So, after about 3 hours in A&E it turns out that I've fractured my eye socket in 3 places and have a concussion. I've got to remain under observation in the hospital for 2 days before they decide if I need surgery or not. Unfortunately all of this does mean that I won't be able to continue the tour.
"However, our guitar tech Rhys has kindly offered to step in and fill my shoes for the rest of the tour, so we're not cancelling any appearances, and we're definitely not slowing down.
"The guys need your support now more than ever, if you can get to a show then please, please go and hang out. I'm gonna go home and fix my broken face, Continents will continue to break faces across Europe. The show must go on."
Victory Records’ Summer 2013 music sampler is now streaming on YouTube. Check it out in the player below.
The Summer sampler features Counterpart’ newest single "Wither" from upcoming album, "The Difference Between Hell And Home," along with new tracks from These Hearts and Erimha. The track track listing is:
1. TEAR OUT THE HEART – “Infamous Las Words”
2. SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE – “Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard”
3. THE BUNNY THE BEAR – ”In Like Flynn”
4. TERROR – “Hard Lessons”
5. CONTINENTS – “Idle Hands”
6. THESE HEARTS – ”Miserable”
7. AS THEY BURN – “Dream Collapse”
8. CLOSE YOUR EYES – “Valleys”
9. EMMURE – “Protoman”
10. SEEKER – “She” (DEMO)
11. COUNTERPARTS – “Wither”
12. FALL CITY FALL – “Lovebirds”
13. THE ROYALTY – “Won’t Be Long”
14. SILVERSTEIN – “Smashed Into Pieces”
15. HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS – “Ohio Is For Lovers”
16. ERIMHA – “Verdict Of The Soul” More...
Continents has premiered a music video for "Pegasus, Pegasus” - a track from the band's Victory Records debut album "Idle Hands." Check it out below.
Continents recently finished a run in Japan with The Ghost Inside and has returned to the U.K. for another round of hometown shows. Catch the band live:
6/29- Leeds, UK @ University - GHOSTFEST
7/06- Bristol, UK @ Motion - The Croft
7/20- Manchester, UK @ Sound Control - SUMMER JAM
8/07- Civitanova Marche, IT @ Wet Fest
8/11- Bridgend, UK @ Hobos- Throw Fest
9/14- Birmingham, UK- Butserfest More...
The Victory Records Spring 2013 digital music sampler is now available online. Listen to the ten explosive tracks and download the Spring 2013 digital sampler right here (email registration required). The track listing is:
Tear out the Heart – "Infamous Last Words"
Continents - "Inhale"
The Bunny The Bear - "In Like Flynn"
Snow White's Poison Bite - "The Gruesome Gory Horror Show"
Fall City Fall - "Lovebirds"
As They Burn - "Dream Collapse"
Terror - "Live By The Code"
Close Your Eyes - "Erie"
Counterparts - "The Constant"
These Hearts - "The Inconvenience" More...
U.K. act Continents has released a third tour diary and announced the band will join The Ghost Inside in Japan beginning May 17th. Check out the latest tour video report below.
Continents will also begin a ten city European tour tomorrow, March 15th in Schifflange, Luxembourg to support the "Idle Hands" album. Starting April 6th, the group will circle back to the U/K/ to continue the party before traveling to Japan for the first time. Check out full tour dates below. More...
Continents has released a second tour diary and announced the band will be performing at this year’s Summer Jam Festival in Manchester on July 20th and 21st. Watch the clip below and get ready to see these South Wales’ party lads on the road beginning February 21st in Cardiff.
The South Wales hardcore lads in Continents have released their first video toru diary. Get ready to see their rebellious antics, stage dives, and never before seen backstage footage from a recent UK/European tour. Check out the clip below.
Beginning February 21st in Cardiff, Continents will hit the road for a four city run with The Catharsis to celebrate the Victory Records debut album "Idle Hands." A full listing of tour dates is available after the jump. You can also check out the band's music video for "Idle Hands" at this location. More...
South Wales hardcore quintet Continents has debuted a dark, intense music video for the title track from the forthcoming album "Idle Hands," due out January 22nd. Watch “Idle Hands” courtesy of Vevo in the player below.
Vocalist Phil Cross explains the meaning behind the lead single from the album: “It's about questioning your beliefs in God. I was brought up in Catholic surroundings. Things, situations and events happen to make you question what is preached to you over the years. The beginning of the song is about questioning what's going on around you; why would God let these things 'bad' things happen. As the song goes on, it gets darker and more aggressive because you’re not getting the answers you want.”
Continents will take to the streets beginning February 21st in Cardiff, U.K. for a four city run to celebrate the new release. The group will play the album from front to back, and details on the run are as follows:
2/21 - Cardiff, UK @ CLWB IFOR BACH
2/22 - Yeovil, UK @ The Quicksilver Mail
2/23 - Rugby, UK @ The Vault
2/24 - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange More...
Continents has been hard at work at Studio Six in Swindon, England putting the final touches on new release "Idle Hands," due out January 22nd. Watch the fourth and final video of “The Making Of Idle Hands” below.
Part four of “The Making Of Idle Hands” gives fans the chance to see and hear how the lead, backing. and gang vocals are recorded. Vocalist Phil Cross talks about being pushed to the next level by producer Stu Mckay and how he and the group come together to create the music and lyrics.
The band will also be hosting an album release party on February 21st in Cardiff at CLWB IFOR BACH.
Victory Records has checked in with the following statement about upcoming releases in the new year:
"After a successful 2012, Victory Records has summoned their army, with the drive and conviction to make 2013 rock harder than ever before. Pushing boundaries and coloring outside of the lines is to be expected, with a new year, comes a renewed sense of brutality and vengeance; an opportunity to unite fans of all music genres across the world.
"Never one to disappoint, Victory fan favorite Otep plans to deliver her final studio album; an awe-inspiring tale of a girl who has been cast aside, heart set on revenge against the cold world in Hydra, to be released January 22nd.
"The label debut albums of Fall City Fall's Victus and Continents’ Idle Hands, will also be unleashed on January 22nd; already being called some of the most dynamic, raw hardcore collections in a longtime by Outburn. More...
Continents has released a second behind the scenes studio update from the band's forthcoming release "Idle Hands," due out January 22nd, 2013.
Guitarist Tom Weaver and Darryl Sweet get to work and take fans through the recording process at Studio Six in Swindon, England with producer Stu McKay. Watch all of the shenanigans below, or find the previously posted video clip at this location.
Guitarist Darryl Sweet commented, “The build up to recording of Idle Hands was intense. We were desperately trying to polish off the material we already had and still were writing most of the lead guitars while in the studio. That worked in our favor though; it meant that we could continue to be creative there rather than laying down riffs we've had for months. We spent a long time getting our guitars to sound the way we wanted. We tried a few amps, many guitars and over a day on mic placement alone. What we got was killer; a real nice blend of warm low end and high end clarity." More...
Victory Records has posted a video clip online featuring holiday messages to the fans from members of Blackguard, Continents, A Hero A Fake, God Forbid, Emmure, and more. Check out the clip below, and Victory Records also commented:
"2012 has been a year filled with noteworthy releases and killer tours from Victory Records and their artists. Watch the holiday video below and get ready for a mind-blowing New Year!
"Stay tuned for the release of brand new albums from Otep, Fall City Fall, and Continents out January 22nd. Pre-order packages are available at the Victory Records’ webstore."
U.K. hardcore party lads Continents have released their first studio update for upcoming release "Idle Hands," due out January 22nd, 2013. Step inside the recording studio with drummer Duncan Hamill as he gives fans a tour, tracks drums, and shows off his kit. Watch the studio update below to get a preview of the title track “Idle Hands” and “Pegasus, Pegasus!”
South Wales hardcore outfit Continents, which signed to Victory Records earlier this year, will be cranking up the heat this winter for a tour across the U.K. and Europe beginning November 26th. The band will hit seventeen cities in five countries in preparation for the soon to be released "Idle Hands" album, due out January 22nd, 2012. See a full listing of tour dates below.
11/26 - Middlesbrough, UK @ Liberties
11/27 - Hull, UK @ The Ringside
11/28 - Bolton, UK @ Alma Inn
11/29 - Cardiff, UK @ Full Moon
12/01 - Bath, UK @ Green Park Tavern
12/02 - London, UK @ Relentless Garage
12/04 - Krefeld, DE @ Kulturrampe
12/05 - Basel, CH @ SommerCasino
12/06 - Stuttgart, DE @ Universum
12/07 - Linz, AT @ Ann & Pat
12/08 - Gleisdorf, AT @ Kulturkeller
12/09 - Vienna, AT @ Aera
12/10 - Holesov, CZ @ Klub Wats
12/11 - Berlin, DE @ Tiefgrund
12/12 - Hamburg, DE @ Fundbureau
12/13 - Koblenz, DE @ Jam Club
12/14 - Bergkamen, DE @ JZ Yellowstone More...
Victory Records welcomes dynamic South Wales, UK metal/hardcore outfit Continents to its roster. An announcement video has been posted online and can be viewed below. Kerrang magazine describes Continents sound as, “Energy-fueled epic-core with lots of aggression, a healthy blend of raw shouts and low end growls and foot stomping hooks.”
“We've always tried to put our own passion for our music before external influence, the most important thing for us is that we enjoy the music we play, and if other people enjoy it too then that's awesome,” said vocalist, Philip Cross. “We like to mix elements of our favorite styles and influences, and then put our own perspective on things to see where it takes us.”
Victory Records also commented:
"Formed in 2010, Continents quickly established themselves within the UK music scene. They are five self-proclaimed 'lads with a party attitude who love getting groups of people into a room who share their passion for music.' In concert, this UK bunch throws a blistering barrage of songs and energy at the crowd which is evident in their first music video from the band’s self-released single 'Trials;' which received over 10,000 views on YouTube, in just the first few days. Thanks to 'Trials,' in November the band was voted as a favorite YouTube UK Metal Act and was featured on the YouTube home page.
"Continents will be killing it on stage Saturday, June 30, at Leeds University for Europe's biggest indoor metal/hardcore festival, Ghostfest 2012. They will be joining the likes of Emmure, The Black Dahlia Murder, Comeback Kid, Defeater, and many more! Watch for the announcement of Continents debut album and stay tuned for updates!" More...