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The Minor Times

From: PA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

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Below is our complete The Minor Times 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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The Minor Times Call It Quits

US hardcore metallers THE MINOR TIMES have issued the following update:

“We’re sad to announce today that the band is coming to an end. No bad blood or anything of that nature was involved in this decision; it’s simply time for us to move on. We’d like to thank everyone who was kind enough to support us through this amazing six year run. The last two songs we wrote as a band will be available early next year via a split 12? with ROSETTA on Relapse Records. We’ll also be playing one final show in our hometown of Lansdale, PA. Details for that should follow shortly.”

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The Minor Times Finalizing Tour Plans

Pennsylvania hardcore heavyweights THE MINOR TIMES are currently finalizing fall touring plans with Engineer. Encompassing much of October, the two bands will hit the East Coast before returning home. Continuing to support their latest record, 'Summer of Wolves,' this marks the first major touring stint for the THE MINOR TIMES since the album's release late in June. Recorded with producer Vince Ratti (Bury Your Dead, A Life Once Lost), the album features in-depth artwork and can be previewed in eCard form here.

In other THE MINOR TIMES news: "Relapse records is going to be releasing a limited edition 7" with us and our friends Rosetta," the band says. "The record will feature two brand new tracks from us not available anywhere else. If you're not familiar with Rosetta, head over to their page, those guys are incredible. Needless to say, we're pretty floored to have a record coming out on Prosthetic and a 7" on Relapse with a great band."

Here are the latest THE MINOR TIMES tour dates with with Engineer: More...

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Necro Leaves Sounds Of The Underground Tour

Self proclaimed "death rap" artist Necro has issued the follwing statement from his official Myspace:

"I decided to leave the tour collectively with my manager and booking agent (both tour organizers) because we felt the tour’s demographic was not receiving hip hop well. I was facing hostile, disrespectful crowds and was returning the same energy back ten-fold by being more aggressive than them.

It was making a lot of people in the tour crew nervous and there was concern someone might get hurt (NOT ME). It was also being suggested that maybe I tone down my live show and not antagonize the already antagonistic crowd. I couldn’t roll with that as it’s not my style. I was holding back enough as it is but there is a line. All the bands on the tour loved us and everyone behind the scenes knew we displayed major heart and never once got phased by the hostility. We finished every show with middle fingers up and a big "Fuck You" to the crowd.

I will make one thing clear for the haters: we NEVER got booed OFF the stage. Not once. Yes a ton of emo kids booed us at every show, but we had a twenty-five minute set every night and we stayed on stage for every minute of it, and we represented. Every show had at least 100 to 200 Necro fans in the pit tearing it up, and our meet and greets were incredible!

It’s just a shame these little kids are so close-minded. The majority of the hate was coming from mop top emo sixteen-year olds who have no clue who the originators of metal are, and didn’t respect my rest in peace chant to metal legends (Dime, Cliff, Chuck, Piggy, SOB).

As far as the tour organizers and I are concerned, you are my people so it’s all love and I’m thankful for the opportunity to prove I can murder it in the worst of situations. This actually did a lot for me and is just one move in many my team will make to blow Necro up"

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The Minor Times Release New Album and E-card

Pennsylvania's hardcore stalwarts THE MINOR TIMES have uploaded an e-card for the band's brand new album, 'Summer of Wolves,' hit stores June 26 through Prosthetic Records. The e-card features the album in its entirety and showcases the record's artwork.

In other THE MINOR TIMES news: "Relapse records is going to be releasing a limited edition 7" with us and our friends Rosetta," the band says. "The record will feature two brand new tracks from us not available anywhere else. If you're not familiar with Rosetta, head over to their page [http://www.myspace.com/rosetta], those guys are incredible. Needless to say, we're pretty floored to have a record coming out on Prosthetic and a 7" on Relapse with a great band."

In addition, THE MINOR TIMES recently parted ways with guitarist Lou Millinghausen on good terms. "Lou has been playing with us for some time now and was instrumental in the song writing process for 'Summer of Wolves," the band previously said. "We love the guy to death and will miss him a lot. Instead of searching for a replacement, we've simply decided that Tim will now handle all the guitar duties in the band. We have been practicing with this arrangement for over a month now and feel very comfortable with the idea of presenting it everywhere this entire summer. We've got a ton of shows coming up followed by four weeks of tour with our good friends Engineer."

The release of 'Summer of Wolves,' is the follow-up to 'Making Enemies,' which saw a 2004 release via Level Plane Records and was re-released in 2005 through Prosthetic Records. Producer Vince Ratti (Bury Your Dead, A Life Once Lost) returned again to record the record with the band to record the new record last winter and will be mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Converge).

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The Minor Times, Engineer To Tour In September

Pennslyvania's THE MINOR TIMES are currently gearing up for the June 26 release of the band's forthcoming album, 'Summer of Wolves,' as well as looking for booking help on a fall tour with the band's good friends Engineer. THE MINOR TIMES says they are in the very early stages of planning the tour, but if you can help out, contact the band at theminortimes@hotmail.com.

Here are the current THE MINOR TIMES tour dates:

6/16 Cheswick, PA – Ches-A-Rena (Sincerity Fest)
6/18 Doylestown, PA – Siren Records (with Tides)
6/22 Brooklyn, NY – The Water Street Lounge (with Rosetta)
6/23 Burlington, VT – 242 Main (with Rosetta)
6/24 Falmouth, ME – Bike Barn (with Rosetta)
6/25 New York, NY - The Lit Lounge (with Rosetta)
7/08 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero (with A Life Once Lost, Starkweather)
8/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Waiting Room (with Trap Them)

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SOTU 2007 2 CD+1 DVD Set Announced

The track listing has been revealed for the upcoming 2-CD/1 DVD "2007 Sounds Of The Underground" compilation. The outing will be limited to a pressing of 10,000 copies and will be available only at "Hot Topic" stores. It will run as follows:

CD 1:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Failure Of The Devout"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Job For A Cowboy - "Embedded"
06 - Necro - "The Pre-Fix For Death"
07 - Darkest Hour - "Doomsayer (The Beginning Of The End)"
08 - Amon Amarth - "Runes To My Memory"
09 - The Acacia Strain - "4x4' from 'The Dead Walk"
10 - The Devil Wears Prada - "HTML Rulz Dood"
11 - Heavy Heavy Low Low - "Mall-Nutrition"
12 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Sleeping With The Fishes, See?"
13 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
14 - This Is Hell - "Permanence"
15 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"

CD 2:
01 - Throwdown - "Holy Roller"
02 - A Life Once Lost - "Firewater Joyride"
03 - Beneath The Massacre - "Modern Age Slavery"
04 - NORA - "Save Yourself"
05 - Cellador - "Never Again"
06 - Since The Flood - "Strength"
07 - Anterior - "The Silent Divide"
08 - It Dies Today - "Reignite The Fires"
09 - Autumn - "My New Time"
10 - Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster - "Death Is An Alcoholic"
11 - Poison The Well - "Letter Thing"
12 - Walls Of Jericho - "And Hope To Die"
13 - See You Next Tuesday - "Honey I've Never Had Sex That Wasn't Awkward"
14 - Skeletonwitch - "Beyond The Permafrost (Demo)"
15 - The Minor Times - "Casket City Lights"
16 - The Human Abstract - "Vela, Together We Await The Storm"

Sights Of The Underground DVD:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Redemption"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Necro - "Beautiful Music For You To Die To"
06 - Darkest Hour - "Sound The Surrender"
07 - Amon Amarth - "Cry Of The Blackbirds"
08 - The Acacia Strain - "Angry Mob Justice"
09 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Like A Cat"
10 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
11 - This Is Hell - "The Polygraph Cheaters"
12 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"
13 - Kylesa - "Hollow Severer"
14 - Terror - "Lost' from 'Always The Hard Way"
15 - Misery Signals - "The Failsafe"

More info on the tour itself can be found at soundsoftheundergroundtour.com.

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The Minor Times Part w/ Guitarist, Announce 7"

Pennsylvania's THE MINOR TIMES have announced plans to release a limited edition 7" split in addition to the band's forthcoming full-length, 'Summer of Wolves,' which is due out June 26 through Prosthetic Records. "Relapse records is going to be releasing a limited edition 7" with us and our friends Rosetta," the band says. "The record will feature two brand new tracks from us not available anywhere else. If you're not familiar with Rosetta, head over to their page, those guys are incredible. Needless to say, we're pretty floored to have a record coming out on Prosthetic and a 7" on Relapse with a great band."

In addition, THE MINOR TIMES recently parted ways with guitarist Lou Millinghausen on good terms. "Lou has been playing with us for some time now and was instrumental in the song writing process for 'Summer of Wolves," the band previously said. "We love the guy to death and will miss him a lot. Instead of searching for a replacement, we've simply decided that Tim will now handle all the guitar duties in the band. We have been practicing with this arrangement for over a month now and feel very comfortable with the idea of presenting it everywhere this entire summer. We've got a ton of shows coming up followed by four weeks of tour with our good friends Engineer."

The release of 'Summer of Wolves,' is the follow-up to 'Making Enemies,' which saw a 2004 release via Level Plane Records and was re-released in 2005 through Prosthetic Records. Producer Vince Ratti (Bury Your Dead, A Life Once Lost) returned again to record the record with the band to record the new record last winter and will be mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Converge). The Mark Price-penned artwork is available for preview here (http://markpriceisafactory.com/tmt). In the meantime, THE MINOR TIMES has unveiled two new tracks from the forthcoming record on the band's MySpace page and pre-orders for the record are available here. Pre-orders ship within 24 hours of purchase.

Here are the confirmed THE MINOR TIMES tour dates:

6/16 Cheswick, PA - Sincerity Fest (with Cursed, Turmoil, Engineer)
6/18 Doylestown, PA - Siren Records (with Tides)
6/23 Burlington, VT – 242 Main (with Rosetta)
6/24 Falmouth, ME – Bike Barn (with Rosetta)
6/25 TBA (with Rosetta)
7/08 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero (with A Life Once Lost, Starkweather)
8/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Waiting Room (with Trap Them)

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The Minor Times Book Regional Shows

Pennsylvania hardcore act THE MINOR TIMES has booked several shows in May and is looking for help booking a few in June in support of the band's forthcoming record 'Summer of Wolves,' due out June 26 through Prosthetic Records. If you book shows in the Northeast and can help out with shows for June 23 and 24, please contact theminortimes@hotmail.com. The band will also appear at the Brotherly Shove Fest in Philadelphia at the Trocadero, in addition to playing shows with Ed Gein, Turmoil, Architect and Engineer among others.

The release of 'Summer of Wolves,' is the follow-up to 'Making Enemies,' which saw a 2004 release via Level Plane Records and a 2005 re-release through Prosthetic Records. Producer Vince Ratti (Bury Your Dead, A Life Once Lost) returned once again to record the album with the band, which was tracked last winter and will be mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Converge). The Mark Price-penned artwork is available for preview here. In the meantime, THE MINOR TIMES has unveiled a brand new track, entitled "Casket City Lights," from the forthcoming record on the band's MySpace page and pre-orders for the record are available here.

Here are the latest THE MINOR TIMES tour dates:

5/04 Utica, NY – Skate-a-Rama (with Architect, Revisionist, Seagrave, Mammoth Hunter)
5/05 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Community Center (with Turmoil, Ed Gein, End of A Year)
5/18 Collegeville, PA – Perkiomen Township Firehall (with The Arrangement, Caspian, Beorn, Aunteater)
5/19 Doylestown, PA – Siren Records (with Engineer, Cosmonaut, Knife The Glitter)
5/20 Baltimore, MD – Charm City (with Engineer, Aphelion, Casket, Helping Hand)
6/22 Brooklyn, NY – The Walter Street Lounge (with Rosetta)
6/23 TBA (with Rosetta)
6/24 TBA (with Rosetta)
7/08 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero (Brotherly Shove Fest with A Life Once Lost, Starkweather)

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Turmoil Confirm New Live Dates

While finishing up the writing for their upcoming full length on Eulogy Recordings, Philadephia-based hardcore-metallers TURMOIL have announced a few shows in the upcoming months. First they will be joining ED GEIN, THE MINOR TIMES, and END OF A YEAR for a performance at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse, NY in early May. Turmoil will also headline day one of Sincerity Fest at the Ches Arena in Cheswick, PA on June 16th alongside bands such as NIGHTS LIKE THESE, KNOW THE SCORE, WISDOM IN CHAINS, STRENGTH FOR A REASON, and more.

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The Minor Times Offer Album Update

Pennsylvania's hardcore stalwarts THE MINOR TIMES have unveiled a preview of artwork from the band's forthcoming record, 'Summer of Wolves,' currently slated for a June 26 release through Prosthetic Records. The preview of the Mark Price-penned artwork can be seen here, while the album is currently available for pre-order here.

"There is a very small blurb on us in the new Alternative Press (#226). They feature our upcoming album in the “New Releases” section," the band stated. "But you should really pick it up for the article on the history of Botch. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if we’re 'peppered with breakdowns'."

In the meantime, THE MINOR TIMES has scheduled several regional shows and are working on setting up some touring plans in advance of the release of 'Summer of Wolves.' Details will be available shortly. THE MINOR TIMES has unveiled a brand new track, entitled "Casket City Lights," from the forthcoming record on the band's MySpace page.

Here are the latest THE MINOR TIMES tour dates:

5/04 Utica, NY – Skate-a-Rama (with Architect, Revisionist, Seagrave, Mammoth Hunter)
5/05 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Community Center (with Turmoil, Ed Gein, End of A Year)
5/18 Collegeville, PA – Perkiomen Township Firehall (with The Arrangement, Caspian, Beorn, Aunteater)
5/19 Doylestown, PA – Siren Records (with Engineer, Cosmonaut)

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The Minor Times Unveil New Music

Pennsylvania hardcore stalwarts THE MINOR TIMES have posted a brand new track from the forthcoming record Summer Of Wolves on their MySpace page.

"Today we're happy to debut the song 'Casket City Lights' from our new 41 minute, 11 song album Summer Of Wolves," the band posted. "We couldn't be more thrilled with the way everything turned out and will be adding a few more songs from the record as well as media player to our website as the spring release date nears."

Recorded with producer Vince Ratti at Skylight Studios in December 2006 and January 2007, Summer Of Wolves was mastered by Alan Douches, will feature artwork from Mark Price and is currently slated for a May release via Prosthetic Records. Artwork and tracklisting for the record will be unveiled soon.

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The Minor Times Give Another Studio Update, Photos

Pennsylvania's THE MINOR TIMES has offered another update from the studio, where the band is recording its follow-up to 2005's 'Making Enemies' with producer Vince Ratti at Skylight Studio. 'Summer of Wolves,' as it has been dubbed, will see a spring 2007 release through Prosthetic Records and the band has already revealed a handful of song titles, including "This Is The Blues," "Blackhole Living," "Van Zant," "Bringing In The Suit" and "+ + +." .

Guitarist Brian Medlin offers an update on the state of recording: "Hello! We're back with another update from the studio. We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We've been very busy, as you can imagine. Before I get to some pictures, I want to give you some more lyrics to 3 other new songs. Also, http://www.theminortimes.com is finally fixed. Check out the SHOWS section, and come see our first performance since August.

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The Minor Times Offer Studio Updates

Pennsylvania’s THE MINOR TIMES is currently in the studio with engineer Vince Ratti at Skylight Studio recording the follow-up to 2005’s ‘Making Enemies,’ which is scheduled for a spring 2007 release through Prosthetic Records. The forthcoming effort has already been dubbed ‘Summer of Wolves’ and THE MINOR TIMES has already revealed a handful of song titles, including “This Is The Blues,” “Blackhole Living,” “Van Zant,” “Bringing In The Suit” and “+ + +.”

Drummer Brian Medlin offers an update for the first week’s activity: "Hello everyone!! Things are going great in the studio. We have lots of time, and we are using it to our advantage. We’re keeping it a very relaxed environment which helps spawn more creativity. We’re definitely experimenting with every sound and idea that comes to mind. Here’s how the past week went:

Day 1- We cleaned and reorganized the studio, making it easier to work in and feel a little less cramped. We discussed the overall game plan: our ideas for drum sounds, guitars, vocals, etc. Then Lou and Matt sang “Happy Birthday” to a girl at a diner because she thought they were cute. More...

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The Minor Times Post Update

Here's the latest update from Pennslyvania's hardcore stalwarts, THE MINOR TIMES: "So here’s the latest on the new record… it’s going to be pushed back again. We’re very sorry. Due to several circumstances, we will not enter the studio until mid or late November. The good news is that we think the record is going to rock! We’re very happy with all of the songs we have and we’re still writing new songs since it’s going so well. We made a demo of 11 songs last Sunday. We still need to put vocals over them (Brendan hasn’t been feeling well). But we promised we would put something up on http://www.mypsace.com/theminortimes, so we’re going to keep that promise. Speaking of which, that is still currently our main website for current news. We’re still having a little trouble with http://www.theminortimes.com, hence, no updates."

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The Minor Times Set To Enter Studio

The Minor Times will enter the studio on September 30th to begin recording a new album. The group will once again be working with Vince Ratti at Skylight Studios in Bensalem, PA. Titled "House Of Wolves," the album will hit streets in early-2007 via Prosthetic Records.

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The Minor Times Give Recording Update

Pennsylvania’s The Minor Times offers this update on demoing new material and the recording schedule for the follow-up to the band's 2005 Prosthetic Records debut, 'Making Enemies':

"The demos are sounding pretty good considering that we recorded them in our practice space, which is basically a metal box. This is our practice space. If we feel okay with how they sound, perhaps we’ll add one to MySpace. Our first day of recording the new record is scheduled for Monday, July 10th. We will keep you updated on the progress. Hear some new stuff live throughout the next 2 months...Our first show since December is on May 12th, then we are doing a weekend tour with our friends in Engineer in June. A few other shows may pop up, we’ll keep you posted."

THE MINOR TIMES on tour
5/12 Lansdale, PA - Lansdale VFW

(Weekend Tour with Engineer)
6/09 Syracuse, New York - TBA
6/10 Doylestown, Pennsylvania - TBA
6/11 Rochester, New York - TBA

More tour dates are expected soon.

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The Minor Times Writing New Album

Pennsylvania-based The Minor Times have commented on the progress of an upcoming album, the follow up to its Prosthetic debut 'Making Enemies.' The band commented to their mailing list members:

"Hello! You guessed it, we're still working on the record. Think of it as several months of foreplay. We want you to be nice and wet by the time the record comes out. Our first show back as The "new" Minor Times will be in our hometown (Lansdale, PA) on Friday May 12th at the VFW. New guitarist, new lights, and new songs. Visit http://www.theminortimes.com for full details. We're gonna do a few weekends throughout May and June by ourselves and with some friends (Engineer, The End of the Universe). Then we will hit the studio in July. This month, we will demo everything in our practice space and possibly post a song or two on http://www.myspace.com/theminortimes."

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The Minor Times Writing New Album

The Minor Times have written roughly 3/4 of their next album. As of late the group has been demoing new songs in their practice space and hope to post a demo track online within the coming months.

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A Life Once Lost Tour Schedule

A Life Once Lost will be on the road much of the fall. Here's their latest tour schedule:

dates w/ Unearth
9/16 Erie, PA @ Forward Hall w/ Nora, Since the Flood
9/17 Lexington, KY @ Short Street Lounge w/ Nora, The Classic Struggle
9/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre w/ Zao, The Classic Struggle More...

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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