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Below is our complete The Dream Is Dead 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.

Black Arrows Of Filth & Impurity Readies New Album

Indianapolis grind/metal band BLACK ARROWS OF FILTH & IMPURITY, is prearing their new album for an early 2009 release via Gilead Media.

Comprised of former and current members of Demiricous, Racebannon, The Dream is Dead and World Eater, Black Arrows Of Filth & Impurity has several songs on their MySpace as well as the first track from "Eternal (1984)" on the Gilead MySpace for your listening pleasure. "Eternal (1984)" will be out in stores this February 2009 and at Gilead headquarters a month or two prior.

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The Dream Is Dead, Gates Of Slumber Split 7"

Indianapolis, IN's The Dream Is Dead and The Gates Of Slumber have teamed up for limited split 7" release.

The split 7" features one original track and a cover of Twister Sister's "Burn In Hell" from The Dream Is Dead and a cover of Samhain's "To Walk The Night" from The Gates Of Slumber. The 7" is apart of the Relapse Single Series and is limited to 1000. Vinyl colors include grey, blue, and clear, and orders are currently being accepted.

The Dream Is Dead is in the process of writing the follow-up to their 2005 Escape Artist Records release, "Hail The New Pawn." The Gates Of Slumber recently saw the release of "Villain, Villain" as a double LP courtesy of Metal Supremacy Records and is also currently writing new material.

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Benefit Show For Indianapolis Bands Announced

A benefit show will be held to help those bands affected by the recent thefts in Indianapolis (Demiricous, The Dream Is Dead, etc.). The Band Together Benefit Show will take place on August 15th at the Knights Of Columbus in Indianapolis. Tickets will be $15 and the show will include performances by Haste The Day, Demiricous, and The Dream Is Dead.

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Demiricous Among Victims Of Indy Burglaries

A stretch of recent robberies, from the Shurgard Storage Center (now Public Storage) located at 933 North Illinois Street in downtown Indianapolis, have left numerous Indianapolis based bands in shambles. Tens of thousands of dollars worth of music equipment is missing with little, to no assistance being offered by the facility or the Indianapolis Police Department.

Around 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 27th, members of local bands Demiricous and The Dream Is Dead arrived at Public Storage for an evening of band practice. Upon arriving, they discovered their storage unit, located on the third floor of the facility, empty and ransacked. Local based bands Demiricous, The Dream is Dead, Two-Bit Terribles, Whiskeytits, and Black Arrows of Filth & Impurity, among others, occupy rental storage units at the downtown location. Bands that have been affected by this string of robberies, have endured losses of an estimated $25,000.00 worth of musical equipment.

"No one kept track of the serial numbers of their equipment, I am just sick over this", said Jared Southwick, guitarist for The Dream is Dead. More frustration is setting in due to lack of help from authorities. Although police reports have been filed by many of the band members, local police authorities claim that there at 5,000 theft cases ahead of them. The Public Storage facility will not release surveillance videos and are not cooperating with the victims. "They honestly don’t act like they care at all", says Southwick. Most of the equipment, now in the hands of the soulless robber(s), holds sentimental value and is irreplaceable.

According to Dave Britts, member of Black Arrows of Filth & Impurity, "the storage facility had several cases of theft over the last few months and did nothing to warn the tenants, not even something as basic as a flyer. It’s mind blowing". Typically, stolen music "gear" appears at pawn shops in and around the city and online re-sale sources, such as EBay. "We want to make sure the media is aware of the bands’ situation and ask them for help, to stir things up with the storage facility and authorities. I want to help make sure that area pawn shops, music stores, and online communities are on the look out for specific equipment", said Erin Mullen with IndyMetal.com and friend of many involved.

"Unless you are part of this local music community, you can not begin to understand how detrimental this is. This potentially robs Demiricous, a nationally signed touring band, the livelihood of touring this fall with their new CD release. The remainder of the bands affected, are key players in our local community. It’s a tremendous set back, as a promoter who is relying on some of these bands to perform at scheduled events and to everyone that support our friends at their shows. It is devastating." says Mullen.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release or a complete listing of equipment stolen, contact Erin Mullen or Mark LaFay.

Erin Mullen
Director of IndyMetal.com

Mark LaFay
Owner of Middle Coast Management
(Manager of band Demiricous)

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Under The Underground Tour Announced

Byzantine (Prosthetic Records), Halo of Locusts (featuring D. Randall Blythe of LAMB OF GOD), and The Dream is Dead (Escape Artists Records) are teaming up this fall for the "Under The Underground Tour" This tour will be a 3 week run through the Midwest, South, and Northeast and will kick off October 13. Chris Ojeda (Byzantine) states "We are truly ecstatic about hitting the road with Halo of Locusts and The Dream is Dead. D. Randall Blythe and Lamb of God gave us our start three years ago and now to be able to tour with his other band Halo of Locusts is amazing. We have truly came full circle and cannot wait to take this 3 ring circus into your town and destroy it." Judd Prather (Halo of Locusts) states "We are excited to be on this tour and look forward to traveling with our good friends in Byzantine. We’re going to bring the fucking ruckus and I know they will do the same. Its going to be good times."

As previously reported, Byzantine were expected to take part in the International Extreme Music Tour, which they were later dropped from under questionable circumstances.

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The Dream Is Dead Set Recording Dates

The Dream Is Dead will be entering the studio in February 2005 to record their debut full-length. Entitled "Hail the New Pawn," the effort will be produced by Alex Newport (Melvins, Codeseven) and will likely consist of at least twelve tracks of unreleased material. Look for the album to hit stores in summer 2005 through Escape Artist Records.

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