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Latest Unbroken News

Below is our complete Unbroken 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.

The Helm To Open For Undertow and Unbroken

The Helm will be opening a show for Undertow and Unbroken, which may end up being their record release show for their new full length, "Home." Here are the details:

Saturday, Oct 3rd @ El Corazon The NW Reunion: 6pm $20 adv.

Here's the lineup:

Balance of the World
The Helm
Marginal Way
+ guest

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Disembodied Reunion/Book Release Show Planned

Disembodied has announced a reunion show, which also doubles as a release show for the new book, "Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics, Politics, Spirit and Sound."

The event will take place on May 2nd and 3rd at The Metro in Chicago. Doors open at noon on both days, and two-day passes are $55. No single day tickets are available. Advance tickets will be on sale on November 6th. Show organizers say that all proceeds after expenses will be directed towards Rock for Reading and PAWS Chicago.

Here's the line-up:

Killing Time
Damnation A.D.
Split Lip
Reach The Sky
Have Heart
Soul Control
The Killer
Harms Way
Thought Crusade

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Narrows Signs To Deathwish Inc.

Deathwish Inc. has officially added Narrows to their roster. The group features Dave Verellen (Botch), Rob Moran (Unbroken, Some Girls), Ryan Fredereksen (These Arms Are Snakes), Jodie Cox (Tropics), and Sam Stothers (Makeout Boys). Deathwish will soon release the band's 7" EP, to be followed by a new full-length later this year. An MP3 of the song "Life Vests Float, Kids Don't" from the EP can be downloaded here.

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New Anthrax Singer Talks About Landing The Job

Anthrax recently announced new singer, Dan Nelson. Nelson is a virtual unknown, having fronted several local bands in the Long Island/ New York area in the past. Says drummer Charlie Benante, “Rob [Caggiano] called me and said, ‘I have a singer, you should check him out.’ We gave him a shot, and he floored us.”

After a successful reunion tour with former singer Joey Belladonna in 2006, there were rumors of recording a new album with that lineup. However, talks fell through and the band was left, once again, without a singer. Enter Dan Nelson.

“I was actually looking for a band,” commented Nelson. “ Long Island , NY is a pretty dead scene. I was in Unbroken, and through that I met Rob a couple years ago. I had gone through some stuff on a personal side where I took time off from the music. When I got back to the scene, I couldn’t find a band, so I contacted Rob through MySpace and offered my services. We sent music back and forth, got together, and jammed for 10 hours straight. After 10 hours, he said, ‘I think you’d be right for Anthrax.”

“There’s no place else I’d rather be right now,” Nelson said. “It’s a great vibe. I feel great, and I’m ready to go. It’s lit that much more of a fire under me. I’m getting to live the dream, and it feels amazing. I can’t wait for all these people who think Anthrax is done to be proven wrong. The naysayers are gonna be shut down, and the true blue fans are gonna be pleased.”

Guitarist Scott Ian commented on the new singer saying, “It feels great working with Dan. The first time we jammed, we ran through a bunch of old songs, songs from the John Bush/ Joey Belladonna eras. Right from the first second Dan started “Room For One More” we knew. We said, ‘Now that we’ve got that, let’s work his ass off.”

Anthrax, featuring Nelson on vocals, guitarists Ian and Rob Caggiano, bassist Frankie Bello, and drummer Benante, is currently working on all-new material. “We wrote these songs and they fucking kicked ass,” says Benante. “It was cathartic. We also want to take our time. This record will be under the microscope, more so than the others. We want to make sure it’s 100% perfect.”

In related news, two classic Anthrax records - “Sound of White Noise” and “Stomp 442” - are going to be available on iTunes on December 18. They will be expanded editions with bonus tracks, and it’s the first time the records will be released digitally. The online versions of the albums will also include commentary tracks from the band members themselves.

Anthrax has not yet announced a release date for an upcoming album, but the band is in the middle of the writing process, so stay tuned for more updates.

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The Vows Set to Release Debut EP

Several months ago a new hardcore band called The Vows signed with Indecision Records. Based in Seattle, the group features John Pettibone (Himsa, Undertow), Rob Moran (Unbroken, Some Girls), Ryan Murphy (Undertow, Ensign), Aram Arslanian (Champion), and Chris Williams (Champion). The band's debut EP will hit streets this spring. You can download a song from the effort here.

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