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Damnation A.D.

From: Washington, DC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Damnation A.D. News

Below is our complete Damnation A.D. 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.

Darkest Hour & Damnation A.D. Mini-Tour Announced

Darkest Hour announce an East Coast mini-tour for November that will find them out on the road with Damnation A.D., Cemetery Piss, Walk The Plank and No Man. Below's where that trek will hit.

11/13 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
11/14 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/15 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
11/16 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland

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When Tigers Fight Prepares New EP

When Tigers Fight has announced plans to release a new six-song EP in mid-2009. The group, featuring members of Damnation A.D. and Unholy, among others, last released an album in 2006.

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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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Endwell, Damnation A.D. No Longer on Victory

Yesterday, some people out there noticed that Endwell, Damnation A.D., and All Out War were no longer listed on Victory Records' website as active bands, but rather Victory "alumni." Today, Endwell issued a statement expressing surprise at this development, stating that they found out about it via the Internet.

Rather than deal in speculation, Lambgoat contacted Victory owner Tony Brummel this morning for comment. Brummel had the following to say:

"There is no drama here. Bands and labels go in opposite directions all of the time.

Endwell and I are totally cool and they knew about this last week. They are young guys and understandably a bit shocked still and emotional. They know that I will help them in any way that I can in the future. Who knows, we might even end up working together again.

Damnation has simply not been an active band. I have known these guys forever and we all knew it was a risk to release an 'old-school' band. The album is brilliant but unfortunately there is not the right amount of respect (sales wise) for many of the 'older' bands. This goes for Damnation, AF, Sick of It All etc.

There is nothing to read into this. I am really tired of people reading into things when there is nothing to read into. A band being released is not necessarily a negative thing. We did not sell a great number of albums for either band. It gives them a chance to explore other opportunities."

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Damnation A.D. Sign to Victory Records

Victory Records has announced the signing of Washington D.C.'s DAMNATION A.D. The group's new album, "In This Life or the Next", is scheduled for release on June 12.

"This is our best record, so it only makes sense that it comes out on Victory Records," said bassist Alex Merchlinsky.

Commented Victory founder Tony Brummel: "DAMNATION A.D. defined metalcore many years before the term even existed. I first met Mike 'D.C.' and his brother Brian McTernan (now known for producing albums for bands like SNAPCASE, DARKEST HOUR, THRICE and SENSES FAIL, amongst others) in 1989 when my old band EVEN SCORE played a show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Two years later, Victory released a record. In fact it was Victory's seventh release, for Washington D.C.'s WORLDS COLLIDE. An old roommate from Chicago was the singer and that is how I met Ken Olden, who played guitar for the band. Mike and Ken formed DAMNATION A.D. which has a long and rich musical and international touring history. With the history that we have together from my pre-Victory days as a singer for a band to the early days when Victory first started it would simply be sacrilegious to not work with Mike, Ken, Colin and Alex. Now, if you dislike history, you can delete what I just said and move on. The bottom line is this, if you like hard music you will love DAMNATION A.D., period." More...

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New Years Hardcore 2005 show (New York)

If you're unaware of the show taking place on January 2nd in Henrietta, NY, then you may want to pay attention. The New Years Hardcore 2005 show taking place on January 2nd at the xDreamsx Skatepark in Henrietta, NY, will benefit Adele Collins and will feature some notable performances, including Path Of Resistance, and Damnation A.D. reunion. Damnation A.D. will play with their original lineup, excluding their drummer who will be on tour with another band. Doors will open at 12 noon, and tickets will cost $20 at the door (no advance tickets). The following bands are slated to perform:

Path Of Resistance
Damnation A.D.
The Promise
Most Precious Blood
A Perfect Murder
Love Is Red
To Kill
Hit The Lights
Walk The Line

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