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With Passion

Formed: 2002
From: Sacramento, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded


With Passion creates fast technical black metal with enough blast beats to make your brain explode.
Underneath their lyrics about battles, With Passion delivers complex and unique music.

Latest With Passion News

Below is our complete With Passion 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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Conducting From the Grave Welcomes New Vocalist

Sacramento death metal band, Conducting From The Grave, issues the following welcoming message to their new vocalist, Lou Tanuis:

"Please welcome new vocalist, Lou Tanuis. Lou's vocals will be featured on our first full-length album expected out sometime late this year. We feel that Lou is a great addition to the band and we're confident that you all will agree. He was fill-in vocalist for Through The Eyes Of The Dead for two tours earlier this year and has been in bands including Invocation Of Nehek and On Paths Of Torment. We look forward to being able to play for all of you soon with our newly complete line-up. Look for new recordings and tour dates up in the coming months."

Conducting From the Grave is made up of former members of the technical death metal band With Passion. More...

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With Passion to Play Last Show

With Passion have issued the following update on their myspace page:

"Yes, it's true. Sept. 22 is planned to be the last show we ever play as With Passion. Many of you seem very upset by this, but it is for the best and I will explain why...

We have been struggling to keep afloat in the music for at least 2 yrs now. We had high hopes that our new album would pull us out of that struggle, but instead it happened that our album was released with less than expected promo and distro and we ended up unable to even get on the road to support it. We have decided to cut our losses. Many of you are fans of our other/previous band Conducting From The Grave. John, Greg, and I have decided that we should continue again as CFTG and Steven will be joining us on bass. Former vocalist of CFTG, Drew, will be completing the line-up for the band. Fidel will also be returning to his previous band, Cyanide Era. We are now writing new material for Conducting From The Grave that should be posted online within the next couple months. We all believe that this decision is in our best interest as musicians and in our fans' best interest as well. We appreciate all of your support and we hope that all of you will continue to support us in these other musical projects."

"In summation, it seemed that two years ago when us CFTG dudes joined with Shaun and Mike that it was the best idea to solve both CFTG and With Passion's line up changes, but now since they have both quit and nothing is working out for us as far as tours and album promotion, it seems that this is the right time to let the name With Passion die. We will still continue to write metal together as Conducting From the Grave and play locally, but we don't plan on touring anytime soon. It's been good times and we appreciate all the support anyone has given to us and any previous line up of this band, and we hope to see as many of you at our last show as possible."


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With Passion Add Tour Dates

WITH PASSION, are preparing to hit the road with ISCARIOT, THE ABSENCE and ARCHITECT, for a full national tour. WITH PASSION have added selected east coast dates to the tour - vowing to slay each performance with scaling metallic shards of their sophomore Earache release, “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes.”

WITH PASSION have also completed filming for a music video of the first single off of What We See When We Shut Our Eyes, “Pale Horses Ride,” which is slated to be released for viewing at the end of March.

WITH PASSION will continue their road trip on a supporting spring tour with VITAL REMAINS and LIGHT THIS CITY. WITH PASSION will also be featured in the premier episode of RADIUM, an alt-porn music program directed by SOCIETY 1 front man, Matt Zane which will feature a full interview live from the annual California Music Festival. WITH PASSION will kick off the ISCARIOT/ARCHITECT tour on March 24th and will be on the road until April 27th.

Here are the With Passion tour dates with Iscariot and Architect:

March 24 Madison, Wisconsin @ The Loft
March 25 Westfield, Michigan @ Token Lounge
March 26 West Dundee, Illinois @ Clearwater Theatre
March 27 Des Moines, Iowa @ Hairy Marys
March 28 St. Cloud, Minnesota @ Java Joint
March 29 Aurora, Colorado @ Hubbas House of Rock n Roll
March 31 CALIFORNIA METAL FEST @ Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana, California
April 4 Corona, California @ Showcase Theatre
April 5 Tucson, Arizona @ The Rock
April 6 Yuma, Arizona @ Yuma Jaycee's
April 7 Albuquerque, New Mexico @ Compound
April 8 El Paso, Texas @ House of Rock n’ Roll
April Apr 10 - Dallas, Texas @ Red Blood
April 14 Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ Darkroom
April 16 - Nashville, Tennessee @ The Muse
April 20 - Albany, New York @ American Legion Post 47
April 22 - Allentown, Pennsylvania @ Sterling
April 23 - Brooklyn, New York @ Europa
April 24 Rochester, New York @ Penny Arcade
April 25 Buffalo, New York @ Mohawk
April 26 Saginaw, Michigan @ Modern Exchange
April 27 Wheeling, West Virginia @ Yesterdays

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Earache Records To Kick Off Premier Of Radium

Former SOCIETY 1 front man Matt Zane, in conjunction with porn juggernaut Pleasure Productions, is launching a unique porn series entitled Radium, which will feature the latest metal videos, band interviews, and "loads of hot and heavy porn."

Radium will feature Pleasure Productions starlet and Kentucky native, Tera Wray, as host of the Radium series. Tera Wray will be interviewing metal’s hottest up-and-coming acts, play a diverse mix of new metal videos, and address all things metal – culturally, musically and sexually. Creating the perfect marriage of extremity, the premier episode of Radium will feature an all Earache Records roster – including videos from MUNICIPAL WASTE, THE BERZERKER, MORTIIS, and WITH PASSION. The issue will also include a live interview with Tera and WITH PASSION at the California Metal Fest, as well as Tera getting a drum lesson from SOCIETY 1 drummer Berzerk Kirk.

Matt Zane will be producing the series, firmly standing by the budding alt-porn industry, recognizing the relevance of this union stating “people always will want to see porn, and metal has been around since the 70’s.” Keep a lookout for the premier episode of Radium and check out some of Matt Zane’s other alt-porn endeavors such as Tattooed and Tight at pleasureproductions.com.

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With Passion To Film Music Video

Sacramento-based WITH PASSION are set to hit the road with fellow tech-metallers ISCARIOT and ARCHITECT, conducting a comprehensive US tour. With plans to follow up in May with full support of VITAL REMAINS and LIGHT THIS CITY, the band are making calculated strides to bring their upcoming album, What We See When We Shut Our Eyes, to a broader audiences.

On Sunday, March 4th, With Passion will be filming live material for a music video of their first single, 'Pale Horses Ride'. Planned as dark and evocative, the shoot will capture the band’s live performance coupled with a horror themed storyline that is sure to accentuate the eerie sentiment of the song.

What We See When We Shut Our Eyes is due out on May 8th. Details on a release date for the video will be announced soon.

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With Passion Post Three New Songs Online

With Passion have posted three new songs from their new album, "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes," on their Myspace page.

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With Passion Reveal New Album Artwork

The cover artwork for WITH PASSION's upcoming album, "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes", has been posted online at this location. The artwork was created by renowned artist and musician Dave Quiggle, who is best known for of his in-house work at Facedown Records and past collaboration with such bands as ATREYU, A LIFE ONCE LOST, SCARS OF TOMMOROW — all of which has landed on shirts sold through Hot Topic.

"What We See When We Shut Our Eyes", which features a guest appearance by THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk, was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida with Brian Elliott. A February 2007 release via Earache Records is expected.

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With Passion Art To Be Completed By Dave Quiggle

Mixing influences of death metal, grind and hardcore coupled with inter-woven technicality, WITH PASSION’S second Earache release, “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes” displays the gems of each these influences. Cover artwork for “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes” is confirmed to be completed by renowned artist and musician Dave Quiggle, and will incorporate Quiggle’s signature style with the stylistic undertones of the album’s sound. Dave Quiggle is best known for of his in-house work at FACEDOWN RECORDS and past work with bands such as ATREYU, A LIFE ONCE LOST, SCARS OF TOMMOROW - all of which have landed on shirts sold through Hot Topic. “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes” is due out February of 2007 and will compliment the assuredly awesome works of Dave Quiggle gracing the cover.

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With Passion Complete Tracking New Album

WITH PASSION have been arduously working to create an album that pushes musical boundaries, yet is still rhythmic and freezing to the metallic soul. "The album has come out amazing," comments a proud Michael Nordeen, bassist of WITH PASSION, "...we're also excited to have Guy from THE RED CHORD on this record - tracks are being sent!" WITH PASSION have a few new tricks up their sleeve, with new vocalist Fidel ripping it up on the mic WITH PASSION are burning through show dates and delivering a revamped live show that signatures the intensity of "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes." As earlier rumored, the new album will feature guest vocals by Guy of THE RED CHORD (currently on tour with labelmates MUNICIPAL WASTE). WITH PASSION will be returning home next week and are preparing for a full out live aural assault throughout 2007. "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes" is due out in early 2007 and track listing is as follows:

1. Triumph Over Tragedy
2. Through The Smoke Lies A Path
3. What We See When We Shut Our Eyes
4. Pale Horses Ride
5. Tales Of Sirens
6. Encryption
7. R.J. Mac Ready
8. Forgotten Amongst Screams
9. Vengeance In Departure
10. A Road For The Worthy

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With Passion Reveal Tracklisting

Sacramento based technical metal-core outfit, WITH PASSION, have been fervently working to complete tracking for their sophomore Earache release “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes” at Mana Studios in Florida with Brian Elliott. WITH PASSION’S last Earache Release, “In the Midst of Bloodied Soil,” was acclaimed by musical critics as “balancing technically wowing At the Gates-style drama-shred with graceful, forlorn instrumental ruminations.” WITH PASSION possess a unique disposition and retain youthful energy while delivering mind-blowing, tightly driven musical compositions that rival those of their predecessors. WITH PASSION have revealed a tentative track listing – tracks are slated to be as follows:

“What We See When We Shut Our Eyes” - Due out March of 2007

1. Triumph Over Tragedy
2. Through The Smoke Lies A Path
3. What We See When We Shut Our Eyes
4. Pale Horses Ride
5. Tales Of Sirens
6. Encryption
7. R.J. Mac Ready
8. Forgotten Amongst Screams
9. Vengeance In Departure
10. A Road For The Worthy

You can check out some of their material at their MySpace page.

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With Passion Give Studio Update w/ New Singer

Armed with killer new vocalist, Fidel Campos, WITH PASSION have been meticulously tracking songs for their forthcoming Earache release “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes.” Drum tracks have been completed for “Vengeance” and “Encryption” and WITH PASSION are currently pushing ahead to complete guitar and vocal tracks. “Mana Studios is amazing...” states bassist Mike Nordeen enthusiastically, “...the album is coming out amazing and exceeding our expectations.” The new album will also include gripping guest vocals by Guy from THE RED CHORD, in addition to the solid precision of Fidel’s musings. “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes” will include ten new tracks from WITH PASSION, each running the heaviness gamut – featuring sweeping solos coupled with grabbing breakdowns to delicate, attention-grabbing tapping parts. WITH PASSION’S second Earache effort, “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes,” is due out in February 2007 and WITH PASSION plan on hitting the road in full support of the new album.

You can check out WITH PASSION on MySpace.

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With Passion Announce New Singer

With Passion have unveiled a new lead singer, just in time for the recording of their second Earache release, "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes," currently being recorded at Mana Studios in Florida. Fidel Campos, formerly of Sacramento extreme metal outfit Cyanide Era, will be taking the reigns as With Passion's new front man and has performed with them on select shows and will be recording "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes." In route to Florida, With Passion's van broke down in New Mexico due to brake malfunctions and the band were forced to cancel their show in order to make it to the recording studio on time. Moving forward, temporarily on foot, With Passion triumphed and are currently in Florida working on "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes," which is due out in the spring of 2007.

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With Passion Schedule Tour Dates Between Recording

WITH PASSION are headed to MANA STUDIOS in Florida to record their second album with Brian Elliott and have announced a string of tour dates to and from their album recording session. The band are planning to tour the US over the entirety of 2007, coinciding with the release of “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes.” Check out WITH PASSION at one of these shows and keep a lookout for “What We See When We Shut Our Eyes,” set for release in Spring of 2007:

9/30 Pheonix, AZ @ Metal Devestation 2 Festival
10/1 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
10/2 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
10/23 Aluburquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
10/24 Ft Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre

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With Passion Issue Update On New Album

Sacramento's melodic, blackened tech-metallers WITH PASSION have issued the following update:

"After many months of intense writing we are now slated to go in and record at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida with Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL) in October. We are insanely excited to be working with the man behind the production of such albums as INTO THE MOAT's 'The Design', CANNIBAL CORPSE's 'Kill', SOILENT GREEN's 'Confrontation', and many other great metal recordings. The album will have 10 tracks, including re-recorded versions of 'Encryption' and 'Vengeance in Departure'. It should be released around March or April of next year. We plan on touring extensively during 2007 to support this release, so we will definately be rolling through a city near you soon."

WITH PASSION's Earache Records debut, a re-release of "In The Midst Of Bloodied Soil", hit U.S. stores in March 2005.

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With Passion To Hit The Studio With Erik Rutan

California's WITH PASSION are scheduled to enter Mana Studios in Tampa, FL to record their forthcoming album and are slated to work with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL). According to a press release, "With Passion have been working tirelessly to compose a metal masterpiece that runs the gamut and explores all spectrums of music from grinding riffs coupled with blaring beats to poignant tapping solos. With Passion are scheduled to wrap up their new release in April 2007 and are planning to follow it up with full tour support."

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With Passion Prepares New Album

California's With Passion are currently working on pre-production for their new album. The band will enter the studio in November to record the effort, which will hit stores in early-2007 through Earache Records. According to Earache, "the album will reflect their musical growth and is set to feature guest vocalists to add to the intensity of their booming stream of metal."

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Hypocrisy Cancel Memphis Show

Due to problems with the promoter and the venue, HYPOCRISY's scheduled performance on January 12 at the first show for the Annihilation World Tour in Memphis, Tennessee has been cancelled. By default, DECAPITATED will also not perform because they are traveling on the same tour bus. HYPOCRISY's inaugural performance on this tour will now take place at the Engine Room in Houston, Texas on Friday, January 13. The rest of the shows will remain as scheduled.

In addition to HYPOCRISY and DECAPITATED, the Annihilation World Tour features NILE, SOILENT GREEN, RAGING SPEEDHORN, and WITH PASSION.

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With Passion Announce New Members and Tour Dates

With Passion post an update on their Myspace page:

"The long wait is over, and we are back out of hiatus! With Passion and Conducting From The Grave have joined together as one band! Please welcome Greg, Jeff and John! We have spent the last couple months practicing for this tour and writing new material. We will be performing two new songs at every upcoming show that are now posted. We are on the road next week with Nile, Hypocrisy, Soilent Green,
Decapitated, and Raging Speedhorn. We have some local shows before the Nile tour with some friends of ours! All tour dates and show info as far as we have has been posted.

Upcoming With Passion Tour dates:
Jan 7 San Francisco, CA
with: Light This City

Jan 8 The Workshop, Ceres, CA
with: This Side Of A Nightmare, Before I Wake, Arturro Gatti

"Annihilation Of The Wicked" US Tour with: Nile, Hypocrisy, Soilent
Green, Decapitated, and Raging Speedhorn
Jan 13 Engine Room - Houston, TX
Jan 14 Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
Jan 15 Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX
Jan 17 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
Jan 18 Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Jan 19 The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
Jan 20 The Pound - San Francisco, CA
Jan 21 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Jan 22 Berbati's Pan - Portland, OR
Jan 23 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Jan 25 Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
Jan 26 Sokol Underground - Omaha, NE
Jan 27 Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
Jan 28 Pop's - Sauget, IL
Jan 29 Star Central - Columbia Heights, MN
Jan 30 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Jan 31 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
Feb 1 Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland, OH
Feb 2 Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
Feb 3 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb 4 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Feb 6 B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York City, NY
Feb 8 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Feb 9 The Norva - Norfolk, VA
Feb 10 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Feb 11 The Masquerade - Tampa, FL
Feb 12 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL More...

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Crematorium Confirmed For L.A. Murderfest 2.0

Prosthetic Records' CREMATORIUM have been confirmed for The Los Angeles Murderfest Version 2.0, to be held Feb. 18 & 19, 2006 at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. The L.A. murdercore kings will be playing alongside local and national acts such as A Dying Memory, Anal Blast, Avoid Serious Injury, BlowYourFuckingBrainsOut, Cerberus, xDEATHSTARx, Disgorge, Dr. Know, Embrace The End, EveryManForHimself, Gatekeeper, Gaza, Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, Immortality, Impaled, Infamy, Insatanity, IveBeenShot, Job For A Cowboy, Kill The Client, Life Or Death, Meat Shits, Nocturnal Altar, Phobia, Sepsism, Severed, Sinful Bliss, Springbreak, Strong Intention, Suicide Silence, The Dolemite Project, The Faceless, To The Pain, Warriors, Where Eagles Dare, and With Passion.

Other acts will be announced later, and tickets will be available for $30 per day in advance, and $60 in advance for both days, as well as $35 per day at the door and $70 for both days at the door. Tickets will be available in December.

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Impaled, Disgorge, With Passion in LA Murder Fest

IMPALED, DISGORGE and WITH PASSION are among the confirmed bands for The Los Angeles Murderfest, set to take place February 18-19 at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


The headliners will be announced soon. Tickets are $30 advance per day ($60 for both days in advance), $35 per day at the door ($70 for both days). Tickets will be available starting in December.

For more information, visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com.

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