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The Autumn Offering

Formed: 1999
From: Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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The Autumn Offering Goes On Hiatus

Matt McChesney, vocalist of The Autumn Offering, has posted the following statement online through Myspace explaining the band's decision to go on hiatus.

"Now that the dust has settled a bit, here’s the story: We could no longer function as a band on Victory Records. They are criminals of the worst kind, and care nothing about the artists on their roster. Not going to get into a bunch of boring shit about record labels and money, but anyone with half a brain can see what was going on here. We were never dropped or anything like that, and as far as I can see they still have us listed on their artist roster. Whatever. Maybe one day when heavy music gets cool again, we’ll make some more records…but in this current climate of 'djent' shit and deathcore, no thanks.

"Most of those bands sound like furniture being moved around in an empty room. In the meantime, Jesse [Nunn, Autumn Offering guitarist] and myself have completed 14 songs with producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Divine Heresy, Cavelera Conspiracy) in Hollywood over the past 3 months. Its great stuff…kind of like Alice in Chains meets Faith No More, with a little bit of metal thrown in. We don’t have a name yet…just focusing on finishing the album first…I’ll keep you posted!!"

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The Autumn Offering Go On Hiatus/Break Up

In a statement posted on The Autumn Offering's official Myspace page, vocalist Matt McChesney announced plans for the band to go on an indefinite hiatus and also revealed the possibility of the band breaking up permanently. You can read a portion of the message below:

"Hey all,
Due to Tommy leaving the band, as well as a million other things, we have decided to take a long break. Possibly just end it, depending on what happens. We haven't been dropped by our label or anything, we are just burnt out. There is no reason to go on and on with bullshit, we are all friends. All you guys know we love you. Personally, I wish everyone well, in whatever they choose to do. As for myself, I have a new band with Jesse Nunn. We will enter the studio next month with producer Logan Mader to start our new record. It's not going to be a metal band, as I am personally done with metal for awhile. I'm disgusted with the state of it, and I dont want to be a part of it..."

You can read the full blog at this location.

The announcement of the band's split comes just hours after The Autumn Offering parted ways with lead guitarist Tommy Church. Tommy Church had commented on that situation by saying:

"Hello all, sad to say but i have made the decision to the [The Autumn Offering], I have made many great friends and had many wonderful memories, I will hold them all close to my heart but i feel it is time to move on with my life. I wish all the guys well and to all the fans thanks for your support over the years and hopefully i will see you all sometime in the future! Best of luck to all me current and ex-band mates, you will be missed!"

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The Autumn Offering Parts With Guitarist

Guitarist Tommy Church has issued the following announcement about deciding to part ways with The Autumn Offering:

"Hello all, sad to say but I have made the decision to the TAO, I have made many great friends and had many wonderful memories, I will hold them all close to my heart but I feel it is time to move on with my life.

"I wish all the guys well and to all the fans thanks for your support over the years and hopefully I will see you all sometime in the future! Best of luck to all me current and ex-band mates, you will be missed!"

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The Autumn Offering Announces New Tour Dates

Daytona Beach, Florida metalcore/deathcore act The Autumn Offering has announced a new batch of tour dates set to take place this November. The band are currently on tour to promote its newly released, self-titled album. Support on the tour will come from co-headliners Full Blown Chaos and Knights of the Abyss.

The Autumn Offering tour dates:
November 5 – Underground – Sandusky, OH
November 6 – Championships – Trenton, NJ
November 7 – Bourbon Street – Baltimore, MD
November 10 – Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
November 12 – The Muse – Nashville, TN
November 13 – The Hub – Springdale, AR
November 14 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
November 16 – Dirty Dog Saloon – Austin, TX
November 17 – Trees – Dallas, TX
November 19 – Lizard Lounge – Wichita, KS
November 20 – Aftershock – Shawnee, KS

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Free Sixty Track Compilation Available

Derelict has issued the following announcement about appearing on the free "Sounds To Destroy The Masses" compilation:

"www.thenewreview.net has released it's 1 year anniversary compilation, called Sounds To Destroy The Masses. Derelict, along with label mates Odium and Misguided Aggression, are featured with close to 60 other heavy artists. The comp is completely free, so go to this location to download it. Also of note, Eric and Max both write reviews for The New Review. Find archives of all their posts in the 'staff' section of the website."

Other bands appearing on the compilation include Cephalic Carnage, Rikets, Skinlab, Hell Within, Chelsea Grin, and more.

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New Episode of VicTorV Available

Victory Records has uploaded the new episode of VicTorV, with special guest Mick Foley. Mick brings you exclusive interviews with Comeback Kid and Within The Ruins, along with videos from Within the Ruins, The Autumn Offering, and Sister Sin. You can check out the new episode below.

Don't forget to enter to win your own copy of The Autumn Offering's new self-titled CD or Within The Ruins' "Invade" along with a band t-shirt from Metalunderground.com and Victory Records.

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The Autumn Offering Streaming Another Song

The Autumn Offering is streaming another new song online from the band's upcoming self-titled studio album. The new track "Bloodlust" can be heard through Alt Press. The band's new album is set for release on August 31st, 2010 through Victory Records and has the following track listing:

1. Synapse
2. Born Dead
3. Exhale The Locusts
4. Fed To The Lions
5. Hessian Blade
6. Death Mask
7. Viral
8. Among Wolves
9. Bloodlust
10. Myriad Black
11. A Return To Ashes

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The Autumn Offering Streaming Second New Song

Daytona Beach, Florida metalcore act The Autumn Offering have posted another brand new song via the band's myspace page. The song, titled "Synapse," comes off of the band's forthcoming self
-titled studio album which is set for release on August 31st, 2010 through Victory Records.

You can listen to the new song here.

"The Autumn Offering" track listing:
1. Synapse
2. Born Dead
3. Exhale The Locusts
4. Fed To The Lions
5. Hessian Blade
6. Death Mask
7. Viral
8. Among Wolves
9. Bloodlust
10. Myriad Black
11. A Return To Ashes

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The Autumn Offering Uploads "Born Dead" Video

The Autumn Offering has uploaded a music video for the track "Born Dead," which is off the band's upcoming self-titled album and can be viewed below. The new album is set for an August 31st release via Victory Records. The video was shot on location in Elgin, IL, directed by Eric Richter, and stars scream queen Deneen Melody.

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The Autumn Offering Releases Music Video Teaser

The Autumn Offering has announced their new self-titled album will be released on August 31st through Victory Records.

Matt McChesney comments on the new album, “I always thought we were unfairly lumped in with the ‘metalcore’ bands. I always thought we did much more musically and were a bit more sophisticated then your typical good cop/bad cop band. It takes balls to admit this, but yeah, we wrote a few songs that were mistakes. We made a push, half-heartedly, for the mainstream. Yet I feel like a few bad choices don't taint two albums that I love dearly. There were a million reasons to make a record like this. Also, sensing the death of that genre of metal it made no sense to make a record that resembled it. I think we came out of it all, integrity intact." More...

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The Autumn Offering Streaming New Song

Florida metalcore act The Autumn Offering are streaming a new song titled "Born Dead" via the band's myspace page. The song comes off of the The Autumn Offering's new self-titled album which is due for release on August 31st, 2010 through Victory Records.

You can listen to "Born Dead" here.

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The Autumn Offering Announces Dates With Kittie

Daytona Beach, Florida's The Autumn Offering have announced a series of late summer concert dates with Kittie. The tour will be the first for The Autumn Offering in support of their upcoming self-titled studio ablum. due out on August 31st, 2010 through Victory Records. Support on the trek will come from Silent Civilian with Kittie in the headlining slot.

Kittie, The Autumn Offering, Silent Civilian tour dates:
September 17 – Tuscon, AZ - The Rock
September 18 – Farmington, NM - Gators
September 19 – Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
September 21 – Salina, KS - Blue Goat
September 22 -Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
September 23 – Waterloo, IA - Spicoli’s Rock Garden
September 24 – Elgin, IL - The Roadhouse
September 25 – Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero

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The Autumn Offering Post Lyrics from New Album

Metalcore band The Autumn Offering have posted the lyrics to the song "Born Dead," which is off the band's upcoming self-titled full-length. You can check out "Born Dead" on the band's MySpace music player. The album hits stores August 31 through Victory Records and features two new members: guitarist Jesse Nunn (Silent Civilian, Scum of the Earth) who replaced Matt Johnson, and bassist Carl Bensley who replaced Mike Poggione.

"Born Dead" Lyrics:
Cold silence grips me
The life-giving womb a grave
Breathe embryonic poison
Takes my breath away
Shadows engulf this day in black
For one such as I born to his death
My blood of life the venom
Forever wear it's stain More...

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Silent Civilian Planning Haunting The Masses Tour

Silent Civilian has announced an upcoming fall headlining run dubbed the “Haunting The Masses Tour” with The Autumn Offering and Destrophy as support. The trek kicks off on August 27th and ends on September 29th and also marks the group’s first official headliner in support of the new album, "Ghost Stories."

Guitarist/vocalist Jonny Santos commented: “I want to say that the ‘Fear Campaign’ tour was amazing! I am very proud and privileged to have been part of such an amazing metal tour. I want to thank Dino, Burt, Gene and Byron for allowing us to be on the tour. It was absolutely an amazing experience. I've had the pleasure of touring with FF in the past several times, and they never disappoint. I also want to thank all of the Prong guys for being super cool and amazing every night, as well as our very new, good friends in Thy Will Be Done.

"Those guys are awesome and heavy as balls. We had the pleasure of supporting All That Remains for five dates of this tour and that was just as amazing. They are some of the most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing the stage with. Plus we got fuckin’ hammered with them every night. They know how to party. I really want to thank all of the fans for coming out to support ALL of the bands. You guys make it possible for metal to continue on. Overall, the tour was a complete success and will have a place in my heart forever. More...

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The Autumn Offering Reveals New Album Details

Daytona Beach, Florida's The Autumn Offering have just announced plans to release thier new self-titled album on August 31st through Victory Records.

Vocalist Matt McChesney had the following to say:
"I always thought we were unfairly lumped in with the 'metalcore' bands. I always thought we did much more musically and were a bit more sophisticated than your typical good-cop/bad-cop band. It takes balls to admit this, but yeah, we wrote a few songs that were mistakes. We made a push, half heartedly, for the mainstream. Yet I feel like a few bad choices don't taint two albums that I love dearly. There were a million reasons to make a record like this. Also, sensing the death of that genre of metal, it made no sense to make a record that resembled it. I think we came out of it all, integrity intact."

"The Autumn Offering" track listing:
1. Synapse
2. Born Dead
3. Exhale The Locusts
4. Fed To The Lions
5. Hessian Blade
6. Death Mask
7. Viral
8. Among Wolves
9. Bloodlust
10. Myriad Black
11. A Return To Ashes

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Part 2 of Victory Metal Sampler Available Online

The second half of Victory Records' Memorial Day metal compilation is now available for download. You can read more about the compilation in the original announcement.

Here is the tracklisting for the second part of the Victory Metal sampler:

All Out War "Apathetic Genocide"
Within The Ruins "Tractor Pull"
A Hero A Fake "Elk River Falls"
Bury Your Dead "Lion's Den"
Before There Was Rosalyn "The Warrior"
The Autumn Offering "Bleed Together"
Wretched "Cimmerian Shamballa"
Grave Maker "Hell Followed"
Between The Buried And Me "Obfuscation"
Ill Nino "My Prison"

Part one of the sampler can still be downloaded from the same place currently.

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Sybreed Announces Digital EP and US Tour Dates

Swiss death metal band SYBREED’s new album, "The Pulse of Awakening," is currently being mixed and mastered by Rhys Fulber. The album is to be released in Fall 2009 on Listenable records.

SYBREED will release an exclusive and only digital ep worldwide entitled "Aeon" which features 2 new songs form the upcoming album and 3 raging electro/ techno remixes of "Emma 0" from their previous album, "Antares." The tracklisting of the 3Aeon" EP is as follows:

1. A.E.O.N. (5:03)
2. Human Black Box (5:10)
3. Emma-0 (BAK XIII remix) (4:02)
4. Emma-0 (Phreakers Syndicate remix) (3:38) More...

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Victory Records Offers Free Metal Sampler

Victory Records has issued the following announcement about offering a free metal sampler over the Memorial day weekend:

"Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Victory Records! We want to wish you and yours a fantastic Memorial Day weekend and we hope you'll take time to remember our brothers and sisters protecting our freedom at home and abroad. We also hope that you are celebrating in style with a cold beverage, something fresh and tasty off the grill and with friends and family at hand.

"In that spirit, Victory Records is proud to give you this killer soundtrack for the whole weekend, featuring some of the latest and greatest from our Metal roster. There's a first listen of the brand new track from DARKEST HOUR, No God, off their upcoming album The Eternal Return (in stores June 23). Another exclusive track, The Curtain Hits the Cast from THE AUTUMN OFFERING's album Requiem (in stores June 9), is yours for the moshing - along with a whole album's worth of other great songs! This FREE metal sampler is only available for download between now and Tuesday, so don't waste time - get this sampler NOW and tell all your friends to do the same! Listen to it loudly as you raise your horns and glasses to salute our heroes of Military and Metal on this Memorial Day weekend."

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Hear A New The Autumn Offering Song On MetalSucks

MetalSucks is now hosting an exclusive stream of "The Curtain Hits the Cast," the new single from The Autumn Offering's forthcoming album "Requiem" (out June 9 on Victory), as well as an interview with The Autumn Offering vocalist Matt McChesney.

An excerpt from the interview follows:

Please tell us about the band’s new album, Requiem. How has The Autumn Offering evolved? And what is it a requiem for?

Requiem is a far darker album than the last one. It was a direct reaction to the MetalSucks review… I’m joking. All kidding aside, its a very personal album for me. I chose to write about things from my past that I never touched on before. On Fear Will Cast No Shadow, I was pointing the finger alot. This time I’m pointing it inward.

I think we found our “sound” on this album. Some bands go through their entire career without ever finding that. I don’t think that Requiem sounds like another band. I mean, people will brand it “metalcore” or whatever, but who cares? Maybe they won’t. As far as evolving goes, I think each time you’re in the studio you get better. Counting previous bands, this is the sixth album I’ve done. I’m sure it’s around the same for the other guys. Myself, Tom [Church, guitarist] and Matt [Johnson, guitarist] write all the material. We are all involved with other projects and I think that helps TAO’s music evolve. I think the more you play with other players and write in different styles in helps your main band. I have a couple death metal bands and I also do some real mellow stuff. Tom produces bands and is in sothern style rock band with Jim [LaMarca] from Chairmara and Waylon and Skinny from Mushrooomhead. It’s called Tenafly Viper. Matt J dables in electroinc music….you can hear elements of all these things on Requiem.

As far as the meaning of the album goes, a requiem is collections of songs or hymns for the dead. There is a sense of dread and death over this album. Some of the songs were about my battles with substance abuse. The end result of that is death. I wanted this album to feel like I was singing at my own funeral.

Your last album was produced by Jason Suecof; your new album is produced by Mark Lewis, who frequently works with Jason Suecof. Can you tell us why you made the switch? Are there differences/similarities between working with the two different producers?

Well, they are both amazing guys and masters of what they do. I would have been happy with either Jay or Mark, it was just a scheduling thing. We were originally going to do the record with Logan Mader but Matt J had some family issues in Florida to attend to and living in California for two months wasn’t feasable. Mark and Jason have been longtime friends of ours. I hang out with those guys when we aren’t in the studio. That’s how this came about. Mark came to see us on tour and I told him about our situation with Logan and how Matt couldn’t leave. Mark said he had some time open, so it was perfect. We thought that both Mark and Jason were booked up. Turns out Mark had some time after he finished the new Deicide.

As far as differences between Mark and Jay, they are quite different but equally effective. Jason is a really eccentric guy, and at times you’ll think “Where is he going with this?” Then you realize he’s right, and you feel like a moron. If you record with Jay, you have to listen to what he says. I was smart enough to understand that Jason is 100 times the musician I am, and to take his advice.

Mark is a perfectionist. Amazing musician as well. Mark is a master at getting amazing tones and I was really impressed with how creative he was musically. Mark had some great ideas, and nine times outta ten was right.

TAO used to be signed to Jamey Jasta’s Stillborn label. What is the current status of the band’s relationship with Jamey?

Kind of a weird situation. It sucks because all that stuff went down a long time ago. I think what happened was, this band was signed too young. When you’re putting 17 year old kids on major tours, it’s gotta be a bit of a culture shock. All the sudden theres all these skanks, and large amounts of alcohol and drugs. The band probably did some immature things. The band had to learn though trial and error what to do and what not to do.

As far as Jamey goes, I don’t really know him. I can understand why he would be upset at the band for leaving Stillborn. I think he was trying to cultivate the band and show them the ropes, so to speak. Before that could happen, the band went to Victory. I’m not saying that was a mistake, but he’s a guy I wish was still on our side. It sucks because, I’m from New England and I grew up on Under The Knife and Satisfaction Is The Death Of
Desire. I’m a fan of his.

What really sucks is that the tours we were doing before are the ones we should be doing now. It’s been a long road trying to clean up our image. Hopefully, we can get back into some of these industry people’s good graces. I think we deserve a second chance. The band was being groomed to be the next “it” band and that never happened due to poor decision making. I think we’re actually banned from Arizona but I can’t quite remember. At the same time, we don’t kiss anyone’s ass. Maybe that’s the problem. I’m a fair guy but I’m still a man. When I first started touring and dealing with all this industry shit I remember thinking “Is this really what its like?” Everyone was so petty. This agent won’t work with that agent, this guy doesn’t like this guy, this band drinks too much, etc… Is this really rock n’ roll now? Sad to say, it is.

You can read the complete interview and hear "The Curtain Hits the Cast" here.

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The Autumn Offering To Tour with Mushroomhead

The Autumn Offering will kick off a month long tour with Mushroomhead on October 3rd in Findlay, OH. The band also has a few headlining dates scheduled in November. Recording of their new studio album will begin on December 3rd with producer Logan Mader (Calvalera Conspiracy, Divine Hersey). An early 2009 release is expected.

The The Autumn Offering and Mushroomhead tour dates include:

October 3rd in Findlay, OH @ The Whiskey Venue
October 4th in Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
October 5th in Erie, PA @ Sherlock’s
October 7th in Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
October 8th in Williamsville, NY @ Club Infinity
October 9th in Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
October 10th in Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
October 12th in Orono, ME @ Ultra Lounge
October 14th in Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
October 16th in Raleigh, NC @ Volume11
October 17th in Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
October 18th in Fayetteville, NC @ Jester’s
October 19th in Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
October 23rd in Palantine, IL @ Durty Nellies
October 24th in Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
October 25th in Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
October 26th in Madison, WI @ The Annex
October 29th in Traverse City, MI @ Streeter’s
October 30th in Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
October 31st in Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
November 1st in Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
November 26th in Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar (without Mushroomhead)
November 28th in Austin, TX @ Red 7 (without Mushroomhead)
November 29th in Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion (without Mushroomhead)
November 30th in Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad (without Mushroomhead)
December 1st in Tempe, AZ @ The Sets (without Mushroomhead)

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