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Latest Hopesfall News

Below is our complete Hopesfall 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.

Trustkill Responds to Hopesfall Accusations

Trustkill Records has responded to recent comments made by Hopesfall regarding the label. As you may recall, as part of their recent break-up announcement, Hopesfall drummer Jason Trabue stated that "I hate Trustkill and its owner. Hahahaha. He's not the reason we broke up but I (we) do hate him."

Soon thereafter, Trabue was interviewed by Ryan's Rock Show and claimed, among other things, that Trustkill left Hopesfall $20,000 in debt.

Ryan's Rock Show has since conducted an interview with Trustkill president Josh Grabelle, during which Grabelle responded:

"[Trabue] does not speak a shred of truth... I heard those guys got into some pretty hardcore drugs... and they are just miserable."

You can decide for yourself. Both the Hopesfall and Grabelle interviews can be heard here.

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Hopesfall Breaks Up

North Carolina's Hopesfall has broken up after nearly ten years as a band. Since the release of their "No Wings To Speak of" EP with Takehold Records, the group has undergone a slew of line-up changes, leaving the band without any of its original members.

According to the group, "[Hopesfall] has broken up and we have all moved on to other things in our lives. Why the break up? Well it's a long story."

The band has uploaded an unreleased (and unmastered) track titled "Saskatchewan" to their Myspace page.

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Hopesfall Announce August Tour Dates

Hopesfall have lined up the following shows with The Receiving Ends Of Sirens:
August 10th Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
August 11th Virginia Beach, VA - Peppermint Beach Club
August 12th Greensboro, NC - Greene Street Club
August 14th Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
August 15th Orlando, FL - The Social
August 16th West Palm Beach, FL - Ray's Downtown Blues
August 17th Tampa, FL - Orpheum
August 18th Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
August 20th Dallas, TX - The Door
August 21st Houston, TX - Meridian
August 22nd San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
August 24th Tempe, AZ - The Sets
August 25th Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
August 26th San Diego, CA - Soma

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Hopesfall Recording New Album

Hopesfall have just entered Vudu Studios in Long Island, NY with producer Mike Watts (As Cities Burn, As Tall As Lions) to record a new album for Trustkill Records. The band revealed that they have been working on new material for close to a year and fans should expect a further progression in their sound. Guitarist Josh Brigham says:

"Our music has always been spacey and heavy, and we use those roots, combined with our love of grunge-era Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr., Hum, and Pixies, we add some bigger, heavier riffs. We all admire bands that can morph and change with each album, and that is what we try to do. Expect change and progression, in both song writing and overall style, on the new album."

Hopesfall recently debuted a new song, "Bird Flu," for the Trustkill Takeover II Compilation. The song will also appear on the forthcoming album, but will appear slightly altered as the band plans to spend six weeks in the studio working on the album.

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Hopesfall Replace Drummer

Hopesfall have parted ways with drummer Adam Baker. Reasons behind the split have yet to be disclosed, but the band has replaced Baker with drummer Jason Trabue.

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Funeral For A Friend Cancel US Tour

Due to unforeseen circumstance Funeral For A Friend are forced to cancel their upcoming US tour. Their drummer, Ryan has a stomach infection and doctors have informed him that he needs to rest and cannot travel. It is unfortunately too last minute for the band to get a replacement drummer for December so they are cancelling the US run. Funeral will return to the states as part of the Taste of Chaos Tour in February 2006.

Funeral will not be playing the shows but some may be kept open for A Static Lullaby and Hopesfall. Check locally for info. Otherwise refunds available from point of purchase.

Message from the band:

"Unfortunately Ryan has been ill and needs treatment here in the UK to remedy his illness, this means that we will be unable to play the shows we had in place along the east coast of the USA and Canada this November/December, we are very, very sorry about this but we want Ryan to get better. We were all looking forward to this tour and meeting up with the friends we have made so far on our trips to the USA but when it comes to situations like this we made a conscious decision that Ryan should be allowed to recover. We truly hope that everyone will understand this, we appreciate all of our fans and all of their commitment to us and we promise to come back even stronger in the new year for the Taste of Chaos USA tour."

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Hopesfall, Funeral For A Friend, etc. Tour Dates

Hopesfall, A Static Lullaby, LoveHateHero, and Funeral For A Friend will be hitting the road together in December. Here are the dates:

12/2 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Icon
12/3 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
12/4 Boston, MA @ Axis
12/6 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/7 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/10 Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
12/11 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
12/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room @ The Quest
12/14 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
12/15 Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/16 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

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Hopesfall To Shoot Video For "Breathe From Coma"

Hopesfall have now lined up director Chandler Owen (John Legend) to film a video for their track "Breathe From Coma", which is expected to begin airing in November. In addition, the band are planning to hit the road for a North American run with Funeral For A Friend and A Static Lullaby in December, followed by a slot on the "Trustkill Global Takeover Tour" alongside Open Hand and Roses Are Red. The latter tour is set to hit both Japan and Australia early next year.

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Roadrage DVD Tracklisting Revealed

Roadrunner Records has announced this year's Roadrage DVD tracklisting:

1. Slipknot – Before I Forget
2. Slipknot – Vermilion
3. Killswitch Engage – The End Of Heartache (Band Version)
4. Machine Head – Days Turn Blue To Gray
5. Trivium – Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
6. 36 Crazyfists – Bloodwork
7. Chimaira – 'Cleansation (Live)'
8. Fear Factory – Archetype
9. Fear Factory – Bite The Hand That Bleeds
10. Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine
11. Wednesday 13 – I Walked With A Zombie
12. Devildriver – Hold Back The Day
13. Devildriver – Nothing's Wrong
14. Soulfly – Roots Bloody Roots (Live)
15. Hatebreed – Live For This
16. Caliban – The Beloved & The Hatred
17. Still Remains – The Worst Is Yet To Come
18. The Agony Scene – Prey
19. 3 Inches Of Blood – Deadly Sinners
20. Obituary – Insane
21. Betzefer – Down Low
22. Illdisposed – Still Sane
23. Blood Has Been Shed – She Speaks To Me
24. Zao – The Rising End
25. A Life Once Lost – Vulture
26.Terror – Overcome
27. Open Hand – Tough Girl
28. Walls Of Jericho – There's No I in F**k You
29. Hopesfall – Icarus
30. Throwdown – Burn
31. Madball – Heavenhell

The DVD will be available in September.

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Fear Before The March of Flames New Video, Tour

Fear Before The March of Flames new video for the song "Should Have Stayed In The Shallows" from the album, Art Damage has been premiered online at Yahoo! Music. It was filmed in the same basement as the movie Fight Club.

Fear Before The March of Flames is on tour now with Underoath, The Chariot, and Hopesfall. Here are the tour dates: More...

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Underoath, The Chariot, FBTMOF Tour Dates

Dates continue to surface for Underoath's upcoming tour with Fear Before The March Of Flames and The Chariot. The tour will run from March 27th until May 13th, and will also feature Hopesfall (Mar. 27-April 19) and These Arms Are Snakes (April 19-May 13). The following dates have been confirmed thus far:

3/27 Dallas TX @ The Door
3/28 Houston TX @ Engine Room
3/29 San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
3/31 Tempe AZ @ Marquee Theatre
4/1 Las Vegas NV @ Jillian's
4/2 Los Angeles CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
4/3 San Diego CA @ Soma
4/4 Anaheim CA @ House of Blues
4/6 Sacramento CA @ Colonial Theatre
4/7 San Francisco CA @ Slim'sBuy tickets
4/8 San Jose CA @ Barret Ballroom
4/10 Portland OR @ Meow Meow
4/11 Seattle WA @ El Corazon
4/13 Boise ID @ The Big Easy
4/14 Salt Lake City UT @ Lo Fi Café
4/15 Denver CO @ Cervantes

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Reflections Co-Organizes Arnhem Hardcore Meeting

After a succesful first hardcore-festival in the spring of 2004, which was part of the 20th anniversary of the legendary Goudvishal, Reflections Records has teamed up again with the venue and decided to go for a second edition. Confirmed bands include: Converge, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Eighteen Visions, Hopesfall, Razor Crusade, Panic (exclusive reunion show!), Good Clean Fun (their only European show in 2005), Sex Positions, No Turning Back, and Strike First. More bands will be confirmed in the next couple of days.

The festival, which takes place on Saturday the 26th of March at the Musis Sacrum in Arnhem (which was also the home of our first edition), will feature 15 bands, 2 stages. A special website for the festival www.arnhemhardcoremeeting.nl will be launched January 21. In the meantime also check the venue's website www.goudvishal.nl.

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Poison The Well, Hopesfall Cover Smashing Pumpkins

Poison The Well, My Chemical Romance and Hopesfall will all be featured on an upcoming Smashing Pumpkins tribute album. As yet untitled, this is to be released next year by Law Of Inertia.

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New Hopesfall E-card Online

An ecard for Hopesfall's upcoming "A Types" with 2 full songs on it has been posted online. You can check it out here. On the e-card you can listen to " Icarus" and " It Happens", see some art from the new album, and pre-order the CD as well. All pre-orders from our webstore will receive the Limited Edition version (with FREE Trustkill Sampler CD) and an 11x17 color Hopesfall poster.

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Hopesfall Tour Dates

In the coming weeks Hopesfall will be on the road, first with A Static Lullaby and Codeseven, then with Engine Down and Since By Man. Here are the tour dates that have been released thus far: More...

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Hopesfall Confirms 'A Types' Tracklisting

Hopesfall have confirmed that there will be 10 tracks on their forthcoming album 'A Types', the tracklisting is as follows:

1. It Happens
2. Start & Pause
3. Icarus
4. Breathe From Coma
5. Champion Beyond Blessing
6. The Ones
7. Manipulate The Eclipse
8. Matchmaker's Haven
9. Owl
10. Per Sempre Marciamo

A Types is due out in November.

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