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Beloved

From: Winston Salem, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Beloved News

Below is our complete Beloved 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.

Advent Post New Song Online

Solid State Records issue the following update:
"Advent (featuring former members of Beloved) have posted a new song up on their MySpace Page. Head over to hear "Reflection" and let them know what you think!"

"Their debut album "Remove The Earth" is available in stores and online Feb 12."

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Beloved DVD Details

Solid State Records will be releasing Beloved's live DVD Kiss It Goodbye: The Final Show November 8th. The DVD features the bands final live performance, the making of Failure On and much more.

Track Listing:
01 - "Rise And Fall"
02 - "Watching The Lines Blur"
03 - "Before There Was You There Was Everything"
04 - "The Blue Period"
05 - "Aimless Endeavor"
06 - "Insult To Injury"
07 - "Allure"
08 - "Failure On My Lips"
09 - "Hero"
10 - "Death To Traitors"
11 - "Kiss It Goodbye"

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Beloved Members Disperse To Other Projects

After their recent breakup Beloved members have wasted no time forming and joining other bands. Josh Moore (vocalist) will continue playing with Classic Case who will be touring the west coast with He Is Legend and Project 86 in the coming weeks. Dusty Redmon (guitar) has joined Dead Poetic which also now claims Demon Hunter drummer Jesse Sprinkle. Joe Musten (drums), Johnny Smrdel (bass), and Matt Harrison (guitar) have formed a new band in the vein of Turmoil called Advent. They plan to record with Jamie King (BTBAM, Glass Casket) in March and release a 3 song CD.

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Beloved Announce Final Show

Beloved, who announced their break up last month, will play one final show this month. The show will take place on January 14th at the Millennium Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Other bands performing include Underoath, Glass Casket, and Classic Case.

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Beloved Breaking Up

Hardcore band Beloved has announced they are breaking up. Here is a statement posted from the band on their website:

"For the past 4 months we have been trying to figure out what the future of this band would be. And although we've tried to put it off as long as possible, a decision has been made to no longer continue Beloved.

Over the past year it had become inherently obvious to us, as well as others, that we weren't all in the same place. We tried giving ourselves time away from the band to put our lives and priorities in perspective before we made any decisions. Joe has decided to devote his time to pursuing his life at home. He feels like he will no longer have the time, finances, and ambition to continue touring and playing in the band full-time. We've all realized that as we grow and take on more responsibility, that sacrifices have to be made all around, and we support him fully. With his decision to leave the band, we were faced with another decision to continue on without him, or cease to be.

We had discussed other options, and replacements, and we were really close to trying out someone else and continuing as a band. Ultimately, we have come to a decision to not replace Joe, and so we will no longer continue as Beloved.

As disheartening as it is for some to end so ubruptly, the decision has been made, and we stand by it. This band has been the foundation for us growing up, and we are proud of every single thing we have ever done together. Anyone who is close to us, or has been in contact with us knows how much we care for everyone that has ever been involved with the band. From friends and family members to fans alike, we have always tried our hardest to be as much as we could to everyone. Our single greatest purpose as a band was to show the love and sincerity we all had in our own lives through our faith in God and through our music. And I hope that if we leave nothing else behind, its that very thing.

As for future plans, we don't have any new songs written or any releases schedueled. Hopefully, we will be making plans to play a last show, so we will let you know the details of that. Josh will continue on playing music in Classic Case, and we all plan to continue playing music one way or another, so we will keep you posted on that. Just keep checking back with us for updates.

Thank you all again so much for the past 5 years of our lives.
Love, Beloved"

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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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Cannot Afford Hellfest Fest Details

On July 23rd, the Cannot Afford Hellfest Fest will be taking place at Captain Tees in Harrisonburg, VA. Tickets are $12 and the show begins at 7 PM. The following bands are slated to perform:

Evergreen Terrace
Caliban
Beloved
Between The Buried And Me
Scars Of Tomorrow
Glass Casket
Reflux
I Killed The Prom Queen
Aggrocrag

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Evergreen Terrace Tour Info, Local Dates

Eulogy Recordings' EVERGREEN TERRACE are currently planning out a number of tours, including a stint down under to Australia.

From January 16 through February 7, the boys plan to take to the road alongside hardcore favorites STRETCH ARM STRONG as well as BELOVED and COMEBACK KID. In March 2004, EVERGREEN TERRACE will join the very few hardcore bands who've made a visit to Australia, spending ten days covering the island continent.

In the meantime, check out the boys on a few regional dates in the coming weeks:

12.17 Augusta, GA @ Hangnail Gallery
12.18 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
12.20 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
12.21 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

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