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From A Second Story Window

Formed: 2000
From: United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest From A Second Story Window News

Below is our complete From A Second Story Window 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.

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Bloodjinn Set To Record New Album

Bloodjinn is currently finishing up the writing process for their new album, "Between Breaths," which is tentatively slated for an April 2009 release via Forsaken Recordings (the label owned by frontman Joel Collins). The recording and production will be a collaborative effort between band guitarist Kyle Odell at Attack Time Studios and Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me) at the Basement Studios. Mike D'Antonio of Killswitch Engage recently wrapped up the album art, while plans of guest appearances from Will Jackson (From A Second Story Window), Josh King (House Of Fools), Adam Cody (Glass Casket), among others, are being finalized.

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From A Second Story Window Breaks Up

As recent rumors have suggested, From A Second Story Window has indeed called it quits. Formed in 2002, the group has put out several releases through Black Market Activies. The following statement has been issued:

"The past several years for us as From A Second Story Window have been quite a roller coaster ride. We have watched trends come and go, looked on as people grew in and out of an ever undulating "scene", and had the chance to watch something we love, our music, grow into an expression we can all truly be proud of. However, the life in a band is much like those very roads we travel down on every tour; hills leading up, followed by valley's dipping downward towards vast, level planes where things begin to feel stagnant and a bit too calm. Then around every corner is a new fad or statement that you can either grow with or simply step aside and let it be what it is, knowing that you are no longer connected at all anymore. For us, with this changing musical market and its inhabitants, it is simply our time to step aside and let the flow continue on without us. It is time for us to venture down new avenues of creativity and to find new things to enrich our lives fully. From A Second Story Window was something that gave us all hope and pride in our small part of the musical world, but with economical woe's pulling us down, and changes in attitude towards the entire movement of "heavy" music, it just seems right to call it quits and move on in our own ways.

"Please accept our deepest thanks to everyone out there who has ever helped us out, made it to our shows, partied with us afterwords (or before, ha ha), and most importantly listened to our music and truly cared about it as much as we did and still do. This is not an end for us as musical people, just an end for us as a group called From A Second Story Window, so be looking for little projects that any of us may do for fun in the future. Again, this entire trip has been a roller coaster ride, and I know that none of us are put out what-so-ever that we bought tickets and got in line! Thanks again to everyone out there, we've had a blast!"

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From a Second Story Window Posts New Song Online

Ohio progressive metallers, From a Second Story Window, unveils, “Self-Admitted” as the second track off its upcoming, May 27 release, “Conversations.” “Self-Admitted” can be heard on the Black Market Activities MySpace page.

The first track, which was released last month, “Leaving the Earth,” was posted on the From a Second Story Window MySpace page.

Vocalist Will Jackson comments on the meaning of the songs on the “Conversations:”

“The truest want of this record is to address—through these characters and a creatively controlled-chaos of musical sound—the many issues each of us face on a daily basis: war, disease, poverty, greed, the posterity of the human species, etc.”

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FASSW Drops Off Divine Heresy Tour

FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW have posted the following update:

“Unfortunately, we will not be able to continue the DIVINE HERESY tour or play New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. We are sorry we were not able to inform you all earlier. Due to a ruthless combination of band problems, van problems, and debt problems, we had no choice but to go home after the Toledo show. We are not saying were breaking up, we just need to get on our feet again and get some great tours for this new record. Times are tough right now for any band thats at our level, we hope you understand. Wish us luck!”

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From A Second Story Window To Post New Song Online

From A Second Story Window will be posting a new song on their myspace from their upcoming record on April 12. The new record "Conversations" will be released May 27th via Black market Activities/Metal Blade Records. ESP and Paiste are sponsoring a contest for people who pre-order or purchase the CD when it comes out. All you have to do is send in your receipt and winners will be chosen within two weeks after the contest is over. Prizes include an ESP Ltd Viper, signed Paiste crash cymbal and more. The details will be up on their myspace soon.

The finale of their "Studio Daze" videos of them recording the record will also be up soon. There have reportedly been a few difficulties in the editing process.

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Complete NEMHF 2008 Lineup Revealed

The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.

The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.

"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.

Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.

The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.

Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.

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Divine Heresy, Sworn Enemy, FASSW Tour Dates

Divine Heresy, Sworn Enemy, From A Second Story Window, With Blood Comes Cleansing, and Dance Club Massacre will team up for a handful of April tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:

4/19 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
4/20 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
4/21 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
4/22 St. Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain
4/23 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
4/24 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
4/26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft (The Chance)
4/27 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/29 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
4/30 Rochester, NY @ The Club (Water Street Music Hall)

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10th Annual NEMHF Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.

Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.

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From A Second Story Window Post Studio Update

FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW have posted the following update:

“We’re in the studio!! It is hard to describe how happy we are to be here and just chill and create this record with our buddy Jocko. Things are going great at the moment. Drums are finished and we will be starting guitars in a day or so. We can’t wait to put up some songs for you all to hear. There have been lots of questions as to when they will be available to listen to. To answer that, we will be here until a few days into Feb and then it will be sent to get mastered and as soon as that is complete we will be putting up one or two songs on our myspace. The release date is also not decided yet, but we are aiming for a May release. So stay tuned for updates and more of our ‘Studio Daze’ video series on our MySpace. Volume 1 is up now and Volume 2 will be following very soon.”

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From A Second Story Window Set To Record

From A Second Story Window will enter the studio on January 16th to begin recording their new album, "Conversations." Tracking will take place at Moresound Studios (Engineer) in Syracuse, NY and the effort should hit streets this spring via Black Market Activities. Here's a statement from the band regarding the new material:

"The new stuff could not have came out better. We have worked on it for about a year now in between tours and whenever we had time to write in our small, cold (or hot, depending on the season) practice space. These songs were written with the intent of letting them come out naturally and not trying to write something to fit in a certain style of music. There will be lots of people who may be turned off by this record due to what they think we are supposed to sound like, but if you are a true lover of music we have no doubt you will enjoy it."

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From a Second Story Window Update on New Album

From a Second Story Window vocalist, Will Jackson, comments on the status of their third Black Market Activities release, “Conversations”, “We have around nine songs in final rough-outline form done and plan on writing more as we tour. As far as recording, some pre-production has taken place at a friend’s house in Warren, OH, and we are looking to begin recording around January 2008.”

Jackson comments on the band’s approach to writing this record and the resulting concept, “The new record is shaping up to be a collection of songs that are really in tune with how we, as a band, are feeling right now. There are a variety of influences on this record, but the main thing we want to get across is ourselves. This record is a reflection of where we stand as a group, both musically and in the reflection of our ideas in general. More...

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FASSW On Tour Now with All Shall Perish, Emure

Last week marked the beginning of a trek across the US on the Big Booty Business Tour with All Shall Perish and Emmure. “This will be our last tour of the year, until we are done writing so come and party hard with us!!!” comments FASSW vocalist Will Jackson. “We’re playing a few new jammys on this tour so tell us what you think of them. We’re also going to be video taping a lot of shenanigans, so we will try and have that stuff up for you to watch. Live shows, beer bongs, bong rips, broin' down, and all that fun hooplaa!”

From a Second Story Window
Killing Spree USA tour with All Shall Perish, Emmure and Nodes of Ranvier

11/06 Fayetteville, NC Jester’s Pub
11/07 Nashville, TN Muse
11/08 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/09 Cordova, TN Skatepark of Memphis
11/10 Kansas City, MO Static
11/11 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
11/13 Orangevale, CA Boardwalk
11/14 San Jose, CA MACLA
11/15 Hollywood, CA Knitting Factory
11/16 Corona, CA Showcase Theatre
11/18 Tempe, AZ The Sets

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From a Second Story Window To Tour US

From a Second Story Window has confirmed a US tour with All Shall Perish, Emmure and Nodes of Ranvier. Starting on Halloween in Detroit, MI the trek will end November 18th in Tempe, AZ.

The Killing Spree USA tour will be From a second Story Window's last full US tour before returning home to begin recording the follow up to 2006’s “Delenda”. The new album, entitled, “Conversations”, will be a departure from FASSW’s previous records in that the band will be focusing on creating a record themed to be a “reflection of worldly topics depicted through interactions between fictional characters having what would appear to be daily communications in their own lives and worlds they inhabit.” Musically, the band’s favorite artist, Pink Floyd, will heavily influence the record. “Conversations” is tentatively schedule for a Summer 2008 release.

From a Second Story Window Killing Spree USA tour with All Shall Perish, Emmure and Nodes of Ranvier:
10/31 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
11/01 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
11/02 Rochester, NY Penny Arcade
11/03 Manchester, NH Masonic Lodge
11/04 Asbury Park, NJ Saints and Sinners Festival
11/05 Harrisonburg, VA Guzzman’s
11/06 Fayetteville, NC Jester’s Pub
11/07 Nashville, TN Muse
11/08 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/09 Cordova, TN Skatepark of Memphis
11/10 Kansas City, MO Static
11/11 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
11/13 Orangevale, CA Boardwalk
11/14 San Jose, CA MACLA
11/15 Hollywood, CA Knitting Factory
11/16 Corona, CA Showcase Theatre
11/18 Tempe, AZ The Sets

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From A Second Story Window Reveal New Album Title

FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW have posted the following update:

“Our new record will be called ‘Conversations.’ It is to be a reflection of worldly topics depicted through interactions between fictional characters having what would appear to be daily communications in their own lives and worlds they inhabit. The idea being that the characters are in the midst of their own lives and can not stop the fact that they will continue being effected by the same topics that govern the real lives of the listeners. Conversations will be a collection of ‘portions’ of stories that show how each person in the world, old or young, poor or wealthy, are in fact touched by the worldly events that continue to happen around us, whether we take notice or not. The ideas of the world at war with itself, the continual destruction of our environment through our selfish human wants and needs, communication itself, and several other worldly and personal topics shall be addressed within the record. Musically our intent is to create music that touches on all the feelings these issues bring up when confronted at a human level. The darkness when dealing with waring nations and the destructions felt therefore, the light and soaring melodies that transpire while dealing with a worthwhile message such as helping the poverty stricken lands in Africa, or simply creating a soup kitchen in ones neighborhood. This record is, at its deepest idea, an attempt to create fictional characters interacting with one another based on their feelings in and about the world around them. A conversation between strangers, loved ones, children or anyone can allow us into the realm of human thought, leading to an understanding of how and why we, as human beings, act the way we do on certain topics of life. As PINK FLOYD once said, ‘All we have to do is keep talking.’”

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11th Annual Dirt Fest Announced

The 11th annual Dirt Fest will take place on August 25th at the Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, MI. Doors open at noon and admission is $21 in advance. Bands slated to perform include:

Between The Buried And Me
The Acacia Strain
From A Second Story Window
See You Next Tuesday
Alesana
Holy Roman Empire
Dance Club Massacre
Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
As Cities Burn
Four Letter Lie
Life In Your Way
Mayday Parade
Beneath The Sky
Born Of Osiris
Veil Of Maya
Plague Bringer
Harlots
Speakerfire
In The Face Of War
Signs Of Collapse

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From A Second Story Window Writing New Album

From A Second Story Window has returned home from extensive touring and will now focus on writing a new album. The band expects to finish writing by autumn and enter the studio during the winter. According to the group, "We aren't going to be completely inactive this summer either, we will be playing Robot Mosh Fest on June 29th with a ton of great bands so if you can make it out please do. Also, we are going to try to set up a local show near our home town and possibly a make-up Memphis, TN show since we missed it on our headlining tour."

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Former FASSW Guitarist Forms New Band

Former From A Second Story Window guitarist Derek Vasconi has started a new band called The Mysterious Plan of God. A rough demo can be heard here. Anyone interested in booking the band should contact them via that same link. Vasconi has released the following statement:

"This band is not a copy of what I did in From A Second Story Window. I have decided, after the past year, to play some music with some old friends and combine the very best of singing with hardcore and metal and see what happens. I still plan on going absolutely crazy live though, and yeah, I know, so many bands try this, but give us a listen anyways. Our SOLE purpose is to tour and play shows and connect with others and try to be an example of community for anyone who attends our shows. I want to incorporate what hardcore means to me, and it has always been synonymous with the idea of a community and creating a place of acceptance and love. We are looking to get on the road and never come home, and I sincerely hope that everyone will get behind this project. I know it's another band to adopt and make your own, but do it. We are sincere, and in hardcore and metal, that's all that truly matters."

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Premonitions Of War Returns From Hiatus

Following a lengthy hiatus, Premonitions Of War has returned. According to the band, "it's been a long two years - some members touring in other bands, some spending time in jail. We are currently writing new material and have begun booking shows for the summer." Sean Vandegrift, formerly of From A Second Story Window will be filling in on vocals in May and June while Nate Johnson tours with Through The Eyes Of The Dead. Anyone interested in booking the group should contact them on their MySpace.

Premonitions Of War has lined up the following appearances:

5/29 Columbus, OH @ The High Five w/ Regurgitate, Fuck The Facts
6/17 Cheswick, PA @ The Ches-A-Rena (Sincerity Fest)
7/27 Indianapolis, IN @ The Harrison Center (Dude Fest)
7/28 Milwaukee, WI @ TBA (Dance Fest)
7/29 Westland, MI @ VFW Post 6896 (Gorefest)

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Robot Mosh Fest Announced

The fifth annual Robot Mosh Fest will take place on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th at Skate World in Hartland, WI. Below are all the bands confirmed for the fest. More information can be found online, and tickets can be purchased here.

Friday, June 29th - 3pm

The Black Dahlia Murder
A Life Once Lost
Dead To Fall
From A Second Story Window
Hewhocorrupts
Russian Circles
Fordirelifesake
Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
After The Burial
Paria
Tower Of Rome
Carnivale
Lye By Mistake
Everest
Shit Outta Luck

Saturday, June 30th - 1pm

Necrophagist
Decapiated
Cephalic Carnage
Cattle Decapitation
Arsis
Ion Dissonance
The Faceless
Beneath The Massacre
As Blood Runs Black
Veil Of Maya
An End To Flesh
Harlots
With Dead Hands Rising
Plague Bringer
Empire
Winds Of Plague
Catherine
Emmure
Beneath The Sky
Born Of Osiris

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Appalachian Annihilation Festival (VA) Info

The Appalachian Annihilation Festival will take place on March 30th and 31st at Tees and Guzmans, respectively, in Harrisonburg, VA. Tickets are $20 for the weekend, or $10 for the first day and $14 for the second day. Here's the line-up:

Friday, March 30th @ Tees
Fear Before the March of Flames
Russian Circles
Damiera
Olympia
Yours for Mine
Parade the Day

Saturday, March 31st @ Guzmans
Between the Buried and Me
August Burns Red
From A Second Story Window
See You Next Tuesday
Life in Your Way
Chasing Victory
Battlemaster
Another Born Without

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