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Finch

Formed: 1999
From: Temecula, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Finch News

Below is our complete Finch 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.

Headline News

Finch Calling It Quits

Finch have posted the following statement through their official website, announcing its decision to disband.

"Dear Finch fans,

"Over the past two years we as a band have obsessed tirelessly trying to bring you the best record Finch has ever made. Blowing everything else out of the water was the only option. If we couldn’t drop the bomb, we wouldn’t blow it up…..

"From the beginning what’s always made up the sound of Finch was our ability to take our individual influences, no matter how different, and write music together that stands on it’s own. A tense balancing act on a loose wire where we have had success crossing and also lost balance to fall and be broken. Over the past few years we have collectively gone insane trying to achieve the common goal of writing our new record. It’s become obvious to all of us that the thing that made Finch such a special band to be in, was also the key ingredient that was tearing us apart. As we get older and broaden our musical pallets, we are all on separate planets drifting further and further out of orbit. Finch is our sun, it has given us everything that we have. This year our sun imploded. Although we travel through darkness. It’s comforting to know that we are all still friends. Together floating in the unknown.

"We want to thank you for your undying love and support of our band. Without you, accomplishing our wildest dreams would not have been possible. We apologize deeply for letting you down. Please forgive us and please keep listening to Finch.

"Thank you for Finch."

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Soundwave 2009 Festival Side Shows Revealed

Almost as highly anticipated as the Soundwave line-up proper, the "Sidewaves" side shows allow people the opportunity to see their favorite bands twice while they're in the country - as long as you live in Sydney or Melbourne.

Tickets for all side shows go on sale on Tuesday, January 6th.

The Sidewaves for 2009 will be:

New Found Glory / Hellogoodbye / Say Anything / Ace Enders (The Early November)

Tuesday, February 24th — Manning Bar, Sydney (licensed all ages)
Tickets from Ticketek (132 849), the venue (9563 6000) and Utopia Records.

Wednesday, February 25th — Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets from the venue (9427 9198) and Missing Link Records.

Anberlin / Chiodos / Silverstein / Finch

Wednesday, February 25th — UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney (licensed all ages)
Tickets from Ticketek (132 849) and Utopia Records.

Thursday, February 26th — The Palace, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets from Ticketek (132 849) and Missing Link Records.

Devildriver / Lacuna Coil / 36 Crazyfists / All That Remains

Wednesday, February 25th - The Forum, Sydney (licensed all ages)
Tickets from Moshtix and Ticketek (132 849).

Poison The Well / Every Time I Die / Evergreen Terrace

Wednesday, February 25th - The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets from OzTix.

Goldfinger / Valencia / Riverboat Gamblers

Thursday, February 26th - The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets from OzTix. Tickets for the previously re-scheduled Corner Hotel show remain valid for this show.

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2009 Soundwave Fest Acts And Dates Announced

The official bill for the 2009 Soundwave festival in Australia has been recently released. The festival will visit five of Down Under's major cities (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) starting in Brisbane on the 21st of February and finishing up Perth on the 2nd of March, 2009. Limited pre-sale tickets will be made available for $110 (Australian) via registering at the Soundwave Festival website.

The bands definitely ready to rock out so far are Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Scars On Broadway, Lamb of God, Alkaline Trio, Billy Talent, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Face To Face, In Flames, Rival Schools, Anberlin, Every Time I Die, Devildriver, Funeral For A Friend, Less Than Jake, Poison The Well, Madina Lake, New Found Glory, From First To Last, Bedouin Soundclash, Hellogoodbye, Finch, Goldfinger, The Subways, Say Anything, Chiodos, Silverstein, Saves The Day, Lacuna Coil, 36 Crazyfists, Straylight Run, Evergreen Terrace, Minus The Bear, Moneen, Ace Enders, (The Early November), I Am The Avalanche, Jaguar Love, Unearth, Bayside, Emery, Houston Calls, The Audition, Attack In Black, Innerpartysystem, Valencia, In This Moment, Alesana, The Riverboat Gamblers, HORSE The Band, Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster.

The dates for the Fest are as follows:
Saturday 21 February – Brisbane - RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Sunday 22 February – Sydney - TBA
Friday 27 February – Melbourne - Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, Melbourne
Saturday 28 February – Adelaide , Bonython Park, Port Rd, Adelaide
Monday 2 March - Perth - Steel Blue Oval, Bassenden, Perth

Tickets go on sale from the following dates:
Brisbane: Thurs 9 Oct @ 9am
Sydney: Fri 10 Oct @ 9am
Melbourne: Sat 11 Oct @ 9am
Adelaide: Sun 12 Oct @ 9am
Perth: Sunday 12 Oct @9am

General Admission tickets will be $130 (Australian), and will be available through the Soundwave Festival website and the Ticketek website.

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Fireball Ministry Tour Dates

The following are the correct Fireball Ministry U.S. tour dates starting in October going through November. Here they are:

w/ Opeth, Pelican
10/9 Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
10/10 House Of Blues - Hollywood, CA
10/11 Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
10/12 Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
10/14 Commodore - Vancouver, BC Canada
10/15 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
10/17 Lo-Fi Café - Salt Lake City, UT
10/18 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
10/20 Trees - Dallas, TX
10/21 Meridian - Houston, TX
10/22 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX

w/Nevermore
10/24 Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
10/25 Pop's - St. Louis, MO
10/26 House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
10/27 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
10/28 Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
10/29 Medley - Montreal, QC, Canada
10/30 Palladium - Worcester, MA

w/ CKY, The Knives
11/1 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
11/2 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
11/4 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/5 Freebird Live - Jacksonville, FL
11/6 House Of Blues - Orlando, FL
11/7 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/9 Beta Bar - Tallahassee, FL
11/10 Juanita's - Little Rock, AR
11/12 La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX
11/15 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
11/16 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM

w/ H.I.M., Skindred, Finch
11/19 House of Blues - Atlantic City, NJ
11/21 Norva - Norfolk, VA
11/22 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.
11/23 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/24 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA

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H.I.M. Announce US Tour Dates, Single Online

H.I.M. have announced the dates for their forthcoming U.S. tour with Finch and Skindred. HIM will release their new album, Dark Light, internationally on September 26th and in the US on September 27th. You can access a free download of the current H.I.M. single, “Wings of a Butterfly” over on their MTV A-Z page.

Here are the US tour dates: More...

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H.I.M., Finch & Skindred Dates and Ticket Sales

Below is a list of the just released tour dates for the forthcoming HIM, FINCH, SKINDRED tour which is set to kickoff this Fall:

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Head Automatica Cancel US Tour

Head Automatica have now cancelled all US shows with Finch due to frontman Daryl Palumbo's ongoing battle against Crohn's Disease. He hopes to be fit enough to play live next month with his other band, Glassjaw.

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H.I.M. Internet Only Dark Light Album Details

HIM's new album, "Dark Light", will also be available in an exclusive internet-only special edition. It will come in a tin box, with two extra tracks, a 32-page book with singer Ville Vallo's handwritten lyrics and a HIM-logo flashlight keychain. More details will be available shortly. "Dark Light" will be out on September 26 internationally and September 27 in the US.

As previously reported, the band will be embarking on a full Full US tour with SKINDRED and FINCH in tow.

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H.I.M. Plan US Tour With Skindred and Finch

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be teaming up with SKINDRED and FINCH for a U.S. tour this fall. More information will be made available soon.

As previously reported, H.I.M. will release "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly" as the first international single off their upcoming CD, "Dark Light". It is expected in late August/early September. The band have already shot a video for "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly", and the clip is now in the process of being edited.

Ville decribed the artwork for "Dark Light" as something really different from what they've done so far, although the "heartagram" (a pentagram with the top two points rounded off to form a heart with the bottom point) will once again make an appearance. The artwork for the CD is still not finished and Valo is very involved in its creation and ideas.

According to Billboard.com, "Dark Light" was mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE). Valo told Finland's Ilta-Sanomat magazine that the group's initial choice of mixer for the new album, Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, DISTURBED) was fired one week into the process because he made H.I.M. sound like "one of those American bands with no personality." "He didn't understand our Scandinavian 'twistedness,'" Ville said.

The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal", "Dark Light" was recorded at Los Angeles' Paramour studios with Palmer, who also worked on the band's last album. A September 27 release (one day earlier internationally) via Sire Records is expected.

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Finch: We Do Not Promote Or Condone Violence

FINCH have posted a statement on their official web site dismissing accusations from the DISTURBED camp that they were responsible for starting a between the two bands at last weekend's Rolling Rock Town Fair in Latrobe, PA. "We are tired of discussing it, the entire thing was a misunderstanding and we would like to put it behind us," they write. "Anything you've heard about FINCH or members of FINCH's family pushing a woman or a child are completely FALSE and we're appalled that anyone would suggest something so horrible. The members of FINCH do not promote or condone violence and we hope our fans feel the same way. We do not want any animosity between our fans and DISTURBED, nor do we want any more incidents like the one this weekend. Thank you."

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Cleveland's Strhessfest Details

In an effort to help the underground music scene to thrive, the people behind Strhess (namely artist DEREK HESS), the company responsible for Strhess Clothing and the recent Strhess Tour, have planned Strhessfest. Planned for August 15th, 2004 in Cleveland, OH at the Scene Pavilion, the festival will showcase both musical and visual artists of various levels of success.

Bands scheduled to appear include: THURSDAY, FINCH, CONVERGE, SHADOWS FALL, RECOVER, STRETCH ARMSTRONG, SPITALFIELD, CHRISTIANSEN, AS I LAY DYING, WITH HONOR, UNDYING, RINGWORM, CRITERIA, COUNTERFIT, WHEN SPARKS FLY, REMEMBERING NEVER, BURNT BY THE SUN, HIMSA, SENSES FAIL, BELOVED, CODESEVEN, MIDTOWN, WIRES ON FIRE, MURDER BY DEATH, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ABOVE THIS FIRE, AT WIT'S END, and PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS.

Additionally, visual artists BASK, JAKE BANNON, ASTERIK STUDIOS, DARREN DOANE, DAVE QUIGGLE, TES ONE, NØKTURNAL, and AMATHIN, as well as DEREK HESS himself, will be exhibiting their work in the Strhessfest Gallery.

For more information about Strhessfest, including how to get tickets and directions to the venue, visit strhessfest.com.

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Disturbed And Finch Fight At Rolling Rock

DISTURBED and FINCH got into an onstage brawl at the Rolling Rock Town Fair in Latrobe, PA earlier today. The fight, which took place while FINCH were preparing to take the stage, was reportedly the culmination of an ongoing feud between the two bands stemming from an interview FINCH gave to MeanStreet magazine in late 2002. In that interview, FINCH guitarist Randy Strohmeyer said about DISTURBED singer David Draiman, "I'd shoot him in the fucking head. I'd rip his stupid little piercings out. They're just cheesy. It bums me out because their music is terrible, and what they're about, it's just shit. Hopefully all that music will die out soon, and hopefully it will make room for the good music."

A posting at the FINCH web site regarding today's incident reads as follows:

"To anyone who either witnessed or heard about today's incident at the Rolling Rock Town Fair. While we were setting up, one of the members of DISTURBED, [guitarist] Dan Donegan, was harassing us from the side of the stage. Before we were to play, Randy (our guitarist) walked over to Dan to explain that the comments he made a few years ago were a joke, and to give him a friendly handshake. Dan proceeded to assault Randy and DISTURBED's singer, David Draiman, attacked Mike Herrara (our drum tech), which caused a fight to ensue. We want everyone to know that FINCH did not start this fight. However, we do not take kindly to being assaulted or having our lives threatened. We would like this little conflict to be resolved as soon as possible, but we will not give in to bullying bands threatening us or our fans."

A reporter for the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM has filed an additional report from the festival. Listen to the two-minute audio file at this location (Windows Media, 2 MB).

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Disturbed And Finch Fight At Rolling Rock

DISTURBED and FINCH got into an onstage brawl at the Rolling Rock Town Fair in Latrobe, PA earlier today. The fight, which took place while FINCH were preparing to take the stage, was reportedly the culmination of an ongoing feud between the two bands stemming from an interview FINCH gave to MeanStreet magazine in late 2002. In that interview, FINCH guitarist Randy Strohmeyer said about DISTURBED singer David Draiman, "I'd shoot him in the fucking head. I'd rip his stupid little piercings out. They're just cheesy. It bums me out because their music is terrible, and what they're about, it's just shit. Hopefully all that music will die out soon, and hopefully it will make room for the good music."

A posting at the FINCH web site regarding today's incident reads as follows:

"To anyone who either witnessed or heard about today's incident at the Rolling Rock Town Fair. While we were setting up, one of the members of DISTURBED, [guitarist] Dan Donegan, was harassing us from the side of the stage. Before we were to play, Randy (our guitarist) walked over to Dan to explain that the comments he made a few years ago were a joke, and to give him a friendly handshake. Dan proceeded to assault Randy and DISTURBED's singer, David Draiman, attacked Mike Herrara (our drum tech), which caused a fight to ensue. We want everyone to know that FINCH did not start this fight. However, we do not take kindly to being assaulted or having our lives threatened. We would like this little conflict to be resolved as soon as possible, but we will not give in to bullying bands threatening us or our fans."

A reporter for the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM has filed an additional report from the festival. Listen to the two-minute audio file at this location (Windows Media, 2 MB).

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