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I Scream Records, also Ramallah's publisher, and Lions Gate Music have signed a deal for the use of the band's song "Days Of Revenge" in "The Punisher 2: War Zone," which is set for release in theaters in late 2008. "Days Of Revenge" is taken from Ramallah's 2005 release "Kill A Celebrity".
You can check out the trailer below: More...
Even though Ramallah has dropped off the tour, Since The Flood and Seventh Star will play all booked dates (with the exception of the Chicago date, which has been cancelled). Notably though, Since The Flood singer Chuck Bouley will remain at home as a result of "personal issues." Instead, 100 Demons frontman Bruce LaPage will be filling in for the entire tour. According to Since The Flood, "This will be a one time thing and is sure to be fucking badass."
Boston-based hardcore band Ramallah has dropped off their tour with Since The Flood and Seventh Star, and may ultimately disband, going on what they term to be an "indefinite hiatus." Here's a statement from the band:
"Due to the ever changing lineup, the drama that continually surrounds and follows the band, and Rob's personal issues keeping him from being able to tour, we have dropped off this upcoming stint with Since The Flood and Seventh Star. Our apologies to everyone that had anything to do with this tour, from booking and promoting shows to just planning to come see us. Please still go see STF and SS, as they will still be doing the tour, and both are great bands. We will not be booking any more shows, and as of now there are no plans for a new record. Thanks to everyone that has supported us in any way."
A man was killed following a fight outside Club Deep on Sunday evening in Asbury Park, NJ. The victim was 25 year-old James Morrison, an Iraq veteran. Morrison was reportedly at the club to attend a show featuring Ramallah, COA, and Wisdom In Chains. The altercation apparently began inside the club then continued outside on the street, where police found Morrison on the ground at around 6 pm. After being taken to the hospital, Morrison was pronounced dead at roughly 6:30 pm. Asbury Park Press has an article on the incident here.
For their part, Ramallah has issued the following statement:
"None of Ramallah was involved, nor did we see anything that happened. We also did not know the kid that was killed. We have been blamed, lumped in with whoever was involved, and received tons of negative emails about what happened. None of this is our fault, we were supposed to play a show and didn't. Most of the people voicing their opinions were also not at the show and know even less about what happened than we do."
Ramallah has lined up a handful of Winter tour dates, primarily in support of Agnostic Front. Here are the tour dates:
dates w/ Shattered Realm, Wisdom In Chains:
1/12 Kingston PA @ The Backstage
1/13 Wilmington DE @ The Harmony Grange
1/14 Asbury Park NJ @ Club Deep
dates w/ Agnostic Front
1/19 Baltimore MD @ Otto Bar
1/20 Richmond VA @Alley Katz
1/21 Wilmington NC @ Lucky's Pub
1/22 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall
1/23 West Columbia SC @ New Brooklyn Tavern
1/24 Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
dates w/ Agnostic Front, Madball
1/25 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
1/25 Ft. Lauderdale FL @ TBA
1/27 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theater
1/28 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
2/24 Albany, NY @ Valentine's (Freedom Fest)
Ramallah will be recording a new EP in the coming weeks. The effort is expected to surface in early-2007. Frontman Rob Lind has issued the following statement:
"I hope to begin recording [the EP] within the next few weeks. I have been talking to the legendary Zeuss (he's recorded Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Madball, Terror, AF, etc.) about engineering and co-producing it with me. I really hope that works out but either way the EP should be out sometime around Christmas (maybe a little later). This new Ramallah will be very heavy, very brutal and very focused. The lyrics are so dark that I can't even begin to describe them. On Kill A Celebrity, there was some melodic, almost pop-ish stuff. NOT on this EP, baby. Put your helmet on for the new Ramallah. It's gonna crack your fucking skull."
Ramallah have cancelled their upcoming European tour, which was to take place with The Setup in April. Guitarist Mike recently broke his wrist and may need surgery. The band hopes to schedule a make-up tour for this summer. Meanwhile, Ramallah will still play the New England Metal Fest in late-April, in addition to several May shows
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.
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.
Death Before Dishonor and Ramallah will be touring together for several weeks this winter. The bands will be joined by Embrace The End, Pride Kills, and Suffocate Faster at various intervals. Venues have yet to be confirmed, but here's the routing:
1/13 Louisville KY
1/14 Springfield MO
1/15 Lawrence MO
1/16 Denver CO
1/17 Salt Lake City UT
1/18 Boise ID
1/19 Spokane WA
1/20 Seattle WA
1/21 Portland OR
1/22 San Francisco CA
1/23 Reno NV
1/24 Sacramento CA
1/25 Bakersfield/Fresno CA
1/26 Las Vegas/San Diego CA
1/27 Tijuana MEX
1/28 Corona CA
1/29 Mission Viejo CA
1/30 Phoenix AZ
1/31 Albuquerque NM
2/1 Tulsa OK
2/2 Oklahoma City OK
2/3 Dallas TX
2/4 San Antonio TX
2/5 Corpus Christi TX
2/6 Houston TX
2/7 Baton Rouge LA
2/8 Memphis TN
2/9 Birmingham AL
2/10 Nashville TN
2/11 Cincinatti OH
2/12 Detroit MI
Ramallah have parted ways with bassist Keith Bennet for undisclosed reasons. Dan Garcia (of Premonitions Of War) has subsequently replaced him. Additionally, the group plans to add a keyboardist to their line-up in the near future as well. In related news, Ramallah recently finished up a video for "The Horror and the Gag" with director Ian McFarland (Killswitch Productions). The video is expected to debut in October. Meanwhile, the band has a handful of shows during the coming weeks (see below) in support of their new album, "Kill A Celebrity," which hits streets on October 11th. Ramallah will also tour the Midwest in December with The Killer. Tour dates are as follows:
9/15 New York NY @ CMJ Showcase @ SCB (formerly Downtime) w/ Turmoil, Cannae, The Banner
9/16 Bucksport ME @ The Kave w/ Blood In Blood Out, Pride Kills
9/17 Watertown NY @ Carthage Elks Lodge w/ Freya, Nobody left Behind, more
9/23 Erie PA @ Forward Hall w/ Shattered Realm, Suffocate Faster
10/15 Toledo OH @ Mickey Finn's w/ Premonitions of War
10/18 Columbus OH @ TBA
10/29 Seaford DE @ Coyote's w/ Michael Graves
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
The upcoming Downset, Ramallah, and Demean tour has been cancelled. Slated to run from May 13th through early-June, the trek was reportedly scrapped "due to internal problems with Downset." For their part, Ramallah are instead putting together some other tours.
UNEARTH will be touring in Europe with SICK OF IT ALL, 7 SECONDS, THE BONES, WALLS OF JERICHO and RAMALLAH in November, which means UNEARTH will not be playing on this years Jagermeister Music Tour that was rumored. The dates for the trek are: More...