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The Hope Conspiracy

From: Boston, MA, United States
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Latest The Hope Conspiracy News

Below is our complete The Hope Conspiracy 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.

Rise And Fall Euro Tour w/ Trapped Under Ice

Rise And Fall have some shows coming up with The Hope Conspiracy and also have announced a European tour with Trapped Under Ice.

01/07: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia w/ The Hope Conspiracy
01/08: Koln, Germany @ Werkstatt w/ The Hope Conspiracy
01/09: Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club w/ The Hope Conspiracy

01/28: Hengelo, The Netherlands @ Innocent w/ Trapped Under Ice
01/29: Bochum, Germany @ Matrix w/ Trapped Under Ice
01/30: Rosswein, Germany @ Jugendhaus w/ Trapped Under Ice
01/31: Katowice, Poland @ Marcholt w/ Trapped Under Ice
02/01: Wien, Austria @ Viper Room w/ Trapped Under Ice
02/02: Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Katakombe w/ Trapped Under Ice
02/03: London, United Kingdom @ Underworld w/ Trapped Under Ice
02/04: Manchester, United Kingdom @ Star and Garter w/ Trapped Under Ice
02/05: Nottingham, United Kingdom @ The Central w/ Trapped Under Ice
02/06: Ieper, Belgium @ Winterfest w/ Trapped Under Ice

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Blacklisted Announces US Tour Dates

Philadelphia's Blacklisted has announced the following tour dates:

01/15: New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ The Hope Conspiracy, United Nations, Mother Of Mercy
02/11: Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Café Metropolis w/ Strike Anywhere, This Time Next Year
02/14: Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar w/ Pulling Teeth, Strike Anywhere, Ruiner
02/15: Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Venue w/ Advent, Braveyoung
02/16: Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse w/ PS Elliot
02/17: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone w/ American Gods
02/18: Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ The Burden
02/20: Phoenix, AZ @ 23 West
02/21: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Nails
02/22: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Streetwalkers
02/23: Anaheim,CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Fell To Low
02/25: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Crooked Ways
02/26: Kansas City, MO @ Scion Lab
02/27: Minneapolis, MN @ The Beat w/ Harms Way, Arms Adrift
02/28: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
03/01: Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class w/ Reverse The Curse, Puriah
03/02: Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
03/03: Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ Aficionado, Columbia
03/04: Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up w/ Gods And Queens, The Carrier, The First Annual
03/05: Long Island, NY @ Broadway w/ Gods And Queens, Incendiary, Polygon
03/06: New York CIty, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Gods And Queens
03/07: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Gods And Queens

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The Hope Conspiracy Announces Tour Dates

Boston's The Hope Conspiracy has announced a US and Europe tour. The Hope Conspiracy is touring in support of their EP, entitled "True Nihilist," which came out this summer.

The Hope Conspiracy tour dates are as follows:

01/06: Stockholm, Sweden @ Kafe 44
01/07: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia w/ Rise And Fall
01/08: Koln, Germany @ Werkstatt w/ Rise And Fall
01/09: Antwerp, Belgium @ Lix w/ Rise And Fall
01/10: Athens, Greece @ AN Club
01/12: London, UK @ The Barfly London w/ Rot In Hell
01/15: New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Blacklisted, United Nations, Mother Of Mercy
01/16: Berkeley, CA @ Gilman w/ Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails
01/17: Seattle, WA @ West Seattle Legion Hall
01/21: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails
01/22: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails
01/23: Austin, TX @ Emo's

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Deathwish Inc. Releases Free Spring Sampler "MMIX"

Deathwish/Malfunction along with Six Feet Under Records have produced "MMIX," their most ambitious and ridiculous free digital sampler to date. "MMIX" features 19 songs (15 unreleased) and two behind the scenes videos from some of the most anticipated hardcore/punk/metal releases of the 2009. Many of these songs/videos have never heard/seen before by anyone, anywhere before.

Here is the complete tracklisting:

1. In The Shadow Of God - The Hope Conspiracy
2. Chambered - Narrows
3. Nightcrawlers - Lewd Acts
4. Last Wave - Coliseum
5. Breaking Out - Victims
6. Slipping Away - Reign Supreme
7. Flesh and Below - Trap Them
8. Lies - Nails
9. Coyotenia - Rot in Hell
10. Divide - Mother of Mercy
11. Spirals - Carpathian
12. Forever Is Destroyed - 108
13. Culture - Ressurection
14. Walter Miller Jr. - End of a Year
15. Do You Like To Slam Dance? - Doomriders
16. Bloodwolves - Pulling Teeth
17. Learn To Love The Lie - Integrity
18. Bitter Cold - Supermachiner
19. Heavy Blood (Empty Version) - J. Bannon

You can download the Deathwish Spring 2009 Sampler free from the following links:

Check out the back cover art for a special discount in the Deathwish Estore, valid through the month of March.

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The Hope Conspiracy Recording New EP

The Hope Conspiracy is at God City Studio with engineer Kurt Ballou recording a brand new EP. This EP will surface on Deathwish sometime later this year.

The release will be the first since their highly acclaimed "Death Knows Your Name" CD/LP was released on Deathwish/Malfunction in late 2006.

More news on the release will be posted as it comes.

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Deathwish Releases Free Fall 2008 Sampler

Deathwish/Malfunction Records has released yet another free digital sampler. This time around not only do you get free songs from classic/new/upcoming releases, but also newly announced artists and their affiliated labels (Eyeball, Lockin' Out, A389, 1-6-Oh/Animal Style, Narshaada, and more) have donated songs to this project, making it possible for you to check out these label's releases while you get familiar with artists currently working on their anticipated Deathwish releases.

This free Fall Sampler 2008 features 21 songs from bands including: Trap Them, Blacklisted, Cold World, Narrows, 108, United Nations*, The Carrier, Carpathian, The Hope Conspiracy, Victims, Killing The Dream, Lewd Acts*, End of a Year*, Rot In Hell*, Rise And Fall, Reign Supreme, Bitter End, New Lows*, Shipwreck a.d., Pulling Teeth, and Supermachiner.

* Songs appear courtesy of their respective labels, see insert for details.

Be sure check out the back cover artwork (included in the zip file) for a coupon code good for 10% off your next DW Estore purchase, valid until the end of November. Just enter this code during checkout to receive your discount.

You can download the Deathwish/Malfunction Records Fall Sampler 2008 here.

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Free Deathwish/Malfunction Winter Sampler Online

Deathwish/Malfunction Records has posted a free Winter 2007/2008 sampler online for download. Featuring cover art by Dennis McNett, this collection features songs from some of the most recent Deathwish/Malfunction releases. Bands featured include: Trash Talk, Trap Them, Shipwreck a.d., Pulling Teeth, Blacklisted, 108, The Great Deceiver, The Hope Conspiracy, Ceremony, Reign Supreme, Internal Affairs, Meltdown, Bitter End, and Life Long Tragedy. The collection is available FREE and only in Digital format.

You can download the entire sampler in ZIP format here. You can also stream the entire release here.

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Deathwish Merges With Malfuntion Records

Deathwish Inc. has officially merged with hardcore/punk label Malfunction Records.

Formed in 1999, Malfunction has released music from artists including Internal Affairs, Ceremony, Cast Aside, Count Me Out, Bitter End, The Hope Conspiracy, Meltdown, XO Skeletons, Piece By Piece, and Give Up The Ghost.

According to Deathwish, "Together, Deathwish and Malfunction are now one label family. Effective immediately, Deathwish will take over day to day operations of the label. We will continue to operate Malfunction with the same love and dedication that Linas and Tru gave to the label since its inception. As importantly, we show all Malfunction affiliated artists the same dedication and support that we provide to all things Deathwish."

Look for new releases from Bitter End, Trash Talk, and Reign Supreme beginning Fall 2007.

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The Hope Conspiracy Status Update and Tour Dates

The Hope Conspiracy has provided an update regarding upcoming plans, including West Coast and European tours. Here's a statement from the band:

"We haven't said anything in quite awhile... so here we are. Our record "Death Knows Your Name" came out in September... we are extremely proud of how it turned out, and the response has been positive - so hell, we are happy. A lot of people want to know "are you going to tour?," "are you playing my city?" etc. Yes, and maybe. I can't be sure how many of you remember when bands would tour A. for fun/ B. when the members had time in their LIVES...that is what we are doing. It is kind of an 'old school approach' to be being in a band... NOT touring all the time.

Don't bother asking if we are going to be "full time" or any of that crap... fact is this band is who we are, what could possibly be more "full time" than that?

On to shows... we are doing what we can with the time we have, so sorry we won't be playing ... We are hitting California and Sweden for the first time in three years... both of which we are very excited about. We are also getting the opportunity to do another BBC live session when we hit London - last time we covered a discharge song (which most people haven't heard) and it was awesome, so maybe this time we will do something fun again... anyway we are looking forward to all of this."

The following dates have been confirmed thus far:

dates w/ Ceremony
1/4 San Francisco, CA @ Balazo Gallery w/ Life Long Tragedy, Seize The Night
1/5 Ventura, CA @ the Alpine w/ The Fucking Wrath
1/6 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
1/7 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Final Fight, Lewd Acts, Retaliate

dates w/ Rise And Fall
1/12 Southampton UK @ Joiners
1/13 Newport UK @ Le Pub
1/14 Manchester UK @ Star and Garter
1/15 Aberdeen UK @ Tunnels
1/16 Glasgow UK @ Tuts
1/17 Sunderland UK @ Independent
1/18 Stoke UK @ Underground
1/19 London UK @ Underworld
1/20 Stockholm SWE @ Kafe 44

1/28 Cambridge, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge w/ Bloodhorse, Shipwreck, more

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Paint It Black Lose Drummer

After four years with Paint It Black, drummer David Wagenschutz is amicably leaving the band. States the group:

"Don't worry, this parting is on only the best of terms -- we're sad to see him go and wish him all the best in the future and, here's the exciting part for you guys, we're sending him off with an epic summer hometown celebration! So listen up: Dave's final performance with the PIBs will be on Friday July 28th at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia alongside a bill of dear friends: The Loved Ones, Cloak/Dagger and The Ratchets."

For the time being, Jared Shavelson (The Hope Conspiracy) will be filling in on drums though the group will soon begin looking for a permanent replacement. Interested candidates should send an email to info@paintitblack.org.

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The Hope Conspiracy Set To Release EP

More details regarding Hope Con's (aka The Hope Conspiracy) new EP, "Hang Your Cross," have been announced. The release featuring three songs from their recent recording sessions with Kurt Ballou, including one track co-written by Ballou. Pressing will be limited to 2000 copies, comprised of 4 vinyl/cover color variations and featuring artwork by Aaron Horkey. An ecard for the EP is available here. To promote the Deathwish Inc. release, the band will play several dates on the East Coast with Doomriders and Bloodhorse. The following shows have been announced thus far:

6/20 New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
6/21 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
6/22 Connecticut @ TBA
6/23 Worcester MA @ QVCC

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November Coming Fire Finishing Debut Album

NOVEMBER COMING FIRE is in the finishing stage of their Reflections debut album “Dungeness”. The band is confirmed to play shows with Trial (one-off reunion in London ) and The Hope Conspiracy in the next weeks.

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The Hope Conspiracy Writing New Album

Boston hardcore band The Hope Conspiracy, who have been relatively inactive during the past year, are now in process of writing a new album. Bassist Jonas Feinberg informed Lambgoat,com that the group will begin recording the effort around New Years, and the album will see the light of day in 2006.

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City Of God (ex-Disembodied, etc.) Changes Name

Minneapolis outfit, City Of God, have now changed their name to Of The Gods. The group, which features current and ex-members of Disembodied, The Hope Conspiracy, Martyr AD, and Harvest, has made the change to avoid any potential legal issues. The band is now finishing up the writing process for a new EP, which Dave Walker will be traveling home from the East Coast to record. In related news, the band's Justin Kane (ex-Martyr AD) has now joined Minneapolis hardcore band The Article Event.

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