From: Middletown, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded
My Bitter End emerged from the ashes of Forordained after the sudden departure of their lead singer. Members Mike, Todd, Sean and Stretch were together as a band since 2000, and the band was complete when Jesse joined as the vocalist in 2002. They immediately set our writing new material, and in 2003, they returned to playing live gigs.
After months of perfecting their new and improved sound, My Bitter End entered Trax East Studio to record their debut album " A Thin Line Between Heaven And Here". This band draws on so many influences, with vicious vocals backed by blast beats, grind, hardcore influenced breakdowns, metal, and an overall sense of harmony.
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
My Bitter End has revealed the group's upcoming full-length album will be titled "Minus Infinity," along with a new band logo. Check out the logo below, created by Tyler Semyaza, along with a pre-production teaser featuring music from the impending release.
My Bitter End has released a lyric video containing the pre-production demo songs "Raised In Glass" and "The Fear," which can be found below. These new songs will be featured on upcoming full-length album due out in 2014.
Float Face Down and My Bitter End have announced The Heavy Hitters Tour with specials guests Ark of The Covenant and Reaping Asmodeia. The co-headline excursion kicks off in Middletown, NY on July 18th. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
7/18 Middletown, NY @ Sound Asylum
7/19 Allentown, PA @ Planet Trog
7/20 Kent, OH @ The Outpost
7/21 New York, NY @ Tobacco Road
7/22 Clifton, NY @ Dingbatz
7/23 Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
7/25 Charleston, SC @ Skate Park of Charleston
7/26 Sarasota, FL @ TBA
7/27 Tampa, FL @ TBA
7/28 West Palm Beach, FL @ TBA
7/29 Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
7/30 Douglasville, GA @ The Seven Venue
7/1 St. Louis, MO @ TBA
8/2 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
8/3 La Porte, IN @ The Game Emporium More...
After releasing the "Nostalgic Sentiments" EP, My Bitter End has now posted a new track online to appear on an upcoming release. Check out "Raised in Glass" in the player below, or stay tuned to the band's Facebook profile here for info on upcoming tour dates.
New York City metallers, We Are the Romans, featuring members of My Bitter End, Invocation of Nehek and Through the Eyes of the Dead, have made their new E.P., "The Prosperity Pandemic," available for streaming on their MySpace page. The E.P. will be available for digital purchase in the coming week.
My Bitter End drummer Mike Ranne has issued an update regarding the band's status:
"We've been receiving alot of messages about people wanting to know what's going on ith MBE. For those of you who haven't read our most recent blog, Hank and myself now play full-time with Through The Eyes Of The Dead and are currently on the last week of the 'bang you head till we raise the dead' tour with Whitechapel, Impending Doom, and A Different Breed Of Killer. It's been amazing to say the least but back to the subject at hand. MBE will never be 'done' or 'dead'... we simply just can't be a full-time band anymore since all the key members now live in different states. We all keep in contact regularly and we always talk about doing some shows here and there because we love playing this music, but unfortunately because the economy is the way it is and because of some other things I won't get into detail with. We just can't tour, which sucks, but if you got to catch us on any of our previous runs, props. and thanks. Anyways, just wanted to say what's good and fill some people in on things. Hope everyone is doing lovely. come see me and Hank on tour if we're rolling through the area you live in."
Aiming to fill the voids left by the recent departures of members Richard Turbeville and Lech, Through The Eyes Of The Dead has recruited two members for their upcoming tour dates. The band has tapped My Bitter End drummer Michael Ranne in addition to guitarist Hank (of Anyone But You) to join them on the road until they can nail down permanent replacements.
Recently reunited Middletown, New York band My Bitter End is currently looking for a new lead guitarist, as AJ Tompkins will not be rejoining the group. Here's the official word:
"We were hoping that AJ would want to come back and write another record and play some shows, but alas, he has decided to officially part ways with My BItter End and so we are going to be trying out people for the position of lead guitar in the band. We have a few requirements that would need to be secured first though:
1. must be at least 21 yrs old
2. must have reliable equipment/transportation for practice once, sometimes twice a week
3. we're not currently planning any big tours, but we will be in the future... so being able to get time off from work every 4-8 months for 2-6 weeks would also be a plus
4. we like to party like anyone else, but no drug addicts please
5. must be able to play our material (duh)"
"If you think you fit this profile, send us a message. If you have any way of recording yourself playing our stuff that would also be killer. We look forward to hearing from you."
Middletown, New York band My Bitter End (Uprising Records) has broken up. Here's a statement from the group:
"It was five years, we had a great time. Thanks to anyone and everyone who supported us. We're unfortunately not going to be a part of the upcoming 'Unforgivable Tour' as we originally planned. There most likely won't be a farewell show either, since half the band now lives in Florida and the other still in New York. We have personally just grown apart and need to move on to other things. We want to thank Sean Muttaqi, Jon King, all at Uprising Records, and all the bands/people we've met along the way. It's been a pleasure, look for some of us in new projects."
The band previously went on hiatus in June and cancelled a number of tour dates later in the summer with hopes to participate in the "Unforgivable Tour" with Bloodjinn, The Classic Struggle, and The Demonstration this fall.
Bloodjinn, The Classic Struggle, and The Demonstration will tour together this fall. Here are the latest tour dates:
10/17 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7 G
10/19 Ocala, FL @ The Capitol
10/20 Orlando, FL @ Island Oasis
10/21 Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
10/23 Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
10/24 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
10/25 Mcallen, TX @ The Nikki Rowe
10/26 San Antonio, TX @ Bonds
10/27 Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/28 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's Music Alley
10/30 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
10/31 Wheeling, WV @ Yesterday's
11/1 Danville, IL @ Danville Civic Center
11/2 Hobart, IN @ Cressmore Community Club
11/3 Mertztown, PA @ Topton Fire Company
11/4 Manchester, NH @ American Legion 79
11/6 Utica, NY @ Skate-a-Rama
11/7 Ansonia, CT @ The Falcon's Nest
11/8 Gloversville, NY @ The Upper Deck
11/9 Peekskill, NY @ Peekskill Elks Lodge
11/10 Delran, NJ @ Que Club II
11/11 Ronkonkoma, NY @ The Fifth Ave. Arena
11/15 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Excess
11/16 Thomasville, NC @ The Soundvent
My Bitter End was slated for this tour as well, but they have finally made an official announcement of their breakup after going on hiatus in June and cancelling several tour dates later in the summer.
My Bitter End has cancelled their current tour. Here's a statement from the band:
"We just kicked off this month's tour and are still in Long Island after we played our first show in 2 months last night and something has come up last minute. We're really sorry to do this, but we have been forced to make a decision that we feel is best for our future touring plans. Our bass player Shawn lives in Tampa, Florida and just recieved word that he has to move out of his apartment October 1st, so basically he has to take an emergency flight back there so he can start working again, otherwise he has no money for a new apartment and would not be able to play on the 'Unforgivable' tour that starts Oct. 18th. In light of the fact that all the bands besides us and Odd Project dropped this month's tour, we feel it's best to cut our losses and drop the remaining dates in order to be able to do the 'Unforgivable' tour. We hope you understand. We have been trying to reach the promoters about this but Myspace is not permitting us to send/read messages currently. If you happen to read this bulletin, please pass this message along to the venues, promoters, and kids who were expecting us."
Middletown, NY metal band My Bitter End is apparently calling it quits. Drummer Michael Ranne posted the following message via Myspace:
"I don't know what lies ahead for the future of MBE. I think this may be goodbye. We had a great run and made some amazing friends. I tried to keep it together, as I tried since the inception of MBE and it just isn't happening. I wanna apologize to every promoter and kid excited to book/have us in your town. This is the last thing I wanted for us but I guess this is what everyone else feels is best. We are unfortunately forced to pull off every booked show starting tomorrow, June 8th. We are dropping all tour dates also. Believe me when I say my heart is in pieces but things happen for a reason and people move on. You will see me playing drums again soon, I promise. I don't wanna dive into any more details, I just want to be alone right now and gather my thoughts. Again, I'm really sorry and thankful to everyone who has supported us, new or old fans alike. I hope to see our friends again soon."
Collectively, My Bitter End has now issued the following statement:
"We are really sorry to inform everyone of the sudden news, but MBE unfortunately will be going on an indefinite hiatus for the next few months, possibly permenantly. Some of the members need to figure out some things in their personal lives. All shows, tours, and any other plans are being put on hold till further notice. Mike will be lending his drumming skills to bands in need of a session drummer so you will definitely be seeing/hearing him around still. The other members have decided to go back to work and school for the time being so they can have time to figure out life. We wanna personally thank all of our friends, family, Uprising Records, and all our brother bands who have supported us since back in the day. We would have never got this far and we all feel we accomplished some amazing things while being in MBE that we couldn't have done without you all... see you guys around. We love you all and hope to see you again in the future. But it's definitely goodbye for now."
My Bitter End has cancelled a handful of June tour dates. Here's a statement from the band:
"We are really bummed to have to do this, but we unfortunately will have to drop our tour dates from June 11th-24th. We had some personal problems within the band this past tour in May and now we are forced to have to cancel a string of shows plus cancel Firefest in Las Vegas on June 18th. we're all very sorry and disappointed, but we feel it's for the best right now. If you are a promoter who booked us on one of these dates, please get in touch w/ us asap. once again we apologize if we let anyone down and we hope to make this up in the very near future."
My Bitter End recently shot a music video for their track "To All Things Expendable" with director Frankie Nasso (Hatebreed, All That Remains). The video will be made available online shortly. In the meantime, a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot has been posted for viewing here.
My Bitter End vocalist Tyler Guida was recently bitten by a poisonous spider, forcing the band to pull out of several shows. Guida reportedly suffered temporary loss of his right arm, vomiting, and shortness of breath as a result of the bite. After going to the hospital and having his arm drained, Guida is currently recuperating. Expect the band back in action in the coming weeks as they prepare for the release of their debut full-length for Uprising Records, titled "The Renovation."
Queens, NY will play host to Grimey Fest 2006 on Saturday, October 28th at Breffin Nightclub & Lounge. Admission is $12 and the show begins at 3pm. Here's the line-up:
3:00pm-3:20pm Lacerated Entrails
5:00pm-5:30pm Face The Truth
5:45pm-6:15pm xTo This Dayx
6:30pm-7:00pm Signed With Hate
7:15pm-7:45pm Fight Night
8:00pm-8:30pm Point Pleasant
8:45pm-9:15pm With Blood Comes Cleansing
9:30pm-10:00pm Eyes To The Sky
10:15pm-10:45pm Years Spent Cold
11:45pm-12:30am My Bitter End
As Blood Runs Black, My Bitter End, and Endwell are currently booking an October tour. If you're interested in booking a show, send an email to Loveasarsonbooking@hotmail.com. The routing is as follows:
9/30 PA @ TBA
10/1 OH @ TBA
10/2 IN @ TBA
10/3 MO @ TBA
10/4 KS @ TBA
10/5 OK @ TBA
10/6 TX @ TBA
10/7 LA @ TBA
10/8 AL @ TBA
10/9 FL @ TBA
10/10 FL @ TBA
10/11 GA @ TBA
10/12 SC/NC @ TBA
10/13 NC @ TBA
10/14 VA @ TBA
10/15 MD/NJ @ TBA
10/16 NY @ TBA
10/17 NY @ TBA
10/18 PA/OH @ TBA
10/19 MI/IN @ TBA
10/20 Chicago, IL @ TBA
10/21 IN @ TBA
10/22 OH @ TBA
10/23 PA @ TBA
Anterrabae, Rosesdead, and My Bitter End will tour the East Coast together in September. If you're interested in booking a date, send an email to Loveasarsonbooking@hotmail.com. The routing is as follows:
9/1 Long Island, NY
9/2 New Jersey
9/3 Philadelphia, PA
9/4 Baltimore, MD
9/5 Richmond, VA
9/6 North Carolina
9/7 Myrtle Beach, SC
9/9 Orlando, FL
9/10 Lakeland, FL
9/11 Pembroke Pines, FL
9/12 Daytona Beach, FL
9/13 Panama City, FL
9/14 Atlanta, GA
9/15 Nashville, TN
9/16 Cincinnati, OH
9/17 Pittsburgh, PA
My Bitter End has released two new songs from their upcoming release, "The Renovation" on uprising records. The two songs are entitled "To all Things Expendable" and "Dirt Helmet". You can check them out on their MySpace page.
The band entered The Basement Studios with producer Jamie King in late May/early June to record their new album. The effort will be mastered by Alan Douches and will hit streets in September via Uprising Records. Here's the track listing:
01. It's Time (intro)
02. Becoming Misfortune
03. To All Things Expendable...
04. Salvage The Structure
05. The Suberbs Breed Showmen
06. Comfortable With Corpses
07. The Renovation
08. Finding Level Ground
09. Dirt Helmet
11. A Proper Sendoff
Nerve Gas Tragedy, The Red Death, My Bitter End, and This Moment will tour the Northeast together in August. Here are the dates:
8/18 Connecticut @ TBA
8/19 Westfield, MA @ Italian Club
8/20 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards (Red Death, My Bitter End only)
8/21 Lancaster, PA @ American Legion
8/22 Baltimore, MD @ TBA
8/23 Rustburg, VA @ American Legend Choppers
8/24 Virginia Beach, VA @ The Peppermint Beach Club
8/25 Washington DC @ TBA
8/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA
8/27 Elmira, NY @ The Amp