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Losa

From: Dallas, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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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.

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Losa Part w/ Metal Blade, Two Members, Cancel Tour

Losa have apparently been dropped by Metal Blade Records. Details haven't been revealed, but the group states the following: "Working with them was an enlightening experience, one [we] will not soon forget. You will be happy to know that they wish us 'good luck in our future endeavors,' which they hope are extremely successful. Other labels are already interested, so no worries."

Meanwhile, both drummer Dave Hall and guitarist Kory Koch have left the band for undisclosed reasons. The Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX outfit is now in search of replacements. Send an email to urista@losa.nu for more information. Losa has cancelled their April tours with Deadbird and Yakuza and their scheduled appearance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest is currently "up in the air." Regarding the future, the band has issued the statement:

"So what next? Well, for now it's back to the practice room to begin writing the next album. Tentative plans are to have the writing process done by early fall with recording to follow shortly thereafter. Once a drummer is secured Losa will return to the road, hopefully in about two months time. In the meantime, be on the lookout for a new site by Devastating Designs."

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Losa Part Ways With Metal Blade Records

Bassist Joshua Urista of the Dallas-based metalcore outfit LOSA has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"For the first time in a very long time I actually have some juicy tid-bits to share. I wish I could say that the news was all good, but that would be a lie and probably not as interesting. So let's get to it, shall we.

"LOSA is no longer on Metal Blade Records. Feel free to read into that as much as you would like. Working with them was an enlightening experience, one I will not soon forget. You will be happy to know that they wish us 'good luck in our future endeavors, which [they] hope are extremely successful.' Other labels are already interested, so no worries.

"Next up, we have the cancellation of our April tours with DEADBIRD and YAKUZA. I strongly encourage you to support both of these bands by attending their shows and buying their merch. My apologies go out to both bands and I hope we can work together in the very near future. As for the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, that is still up in the air. Stay tuned for more on that. More...

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

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

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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The Classic Struggle, Losa, The Absence Tour Dates

The Classic Struggle, Losa, and The Absence will be touring together in October. Here are the tour dates:

10/4 Warrensburg, MO @ The Set List
10/5 Denver, CO @ Climax Lounge
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
10/7 Boise, ID @ The Core
10/8 Spokane, WA @ Fat Tuesday’s
10/9 Seattle, WA @ The Catwalk
10/10 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
10/12 Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
10/13 Livermore, CA @ Unity Skate and Music
10/14 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
10/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Phix Gallery
10/17 El Paso, TX @ House of Rock N Roll
10/19 Dallas, TX @ Trees

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Exodus, 3 Inches Of Blood And Crisis Tour Dates

More dates have been released for the upcoming "World AbomiNations" tour featuring EXODUS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, and CRISIS:
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It Dies Today Adds Some New Shows

It Dies Today have booked a few shows with Losa, Dies Like Me and LoveHateHero, here's the schedule:

June 12th Berkeley, CA - Larry Blakes
June 13th Pomona, CA - The Tiki Room
June 14th Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
June 15th Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse

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Losa Picked Up By The Agency Group

Losa has officially been picked up by The Agency Group. The band is very excited to be working with such an established company. National touring dates will be coming soon.

Losa had a slight setback regarding their merch, but they are hard at work on fixing the problem and hope to have AT LEAST shirts for the Bishop Manor Rent Tour.

In an effort to raise money for our rent, we take to the road in hopes of financial success!

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Losa Posts New Songs Online

Dallas-based metalcore outfit Losa have uploaded two brand new tracks, "Unsuspecting Mind" and "From the Ashes of Infancy," at this location.

The songs are taken from the band's full-length debut, "The Perfect Moment", tentatively due in February 2005 via Metal Blade Records. The album, which was mixed by Matthew Ellard (Converge, Between the Buried and Me) and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Unearth), contains "41 minutes of continuous music."

"The Perfect Moment" track listing:

01. The Beginning
02. Unsuspecting Mind
03. The Witness's Account
04. One Day, All Eyes Went Dim
05. From the Ashes of Infancy
06. Linear Prophecy
07. Church of Pitted Vipers
08. ...Madness
09. Sentiment of a Dying Man

For more information, visit www.losa.nu.

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