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Latest Drowningman News

Below is our complete Drowningman 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.

Waiting For A Miracle Finds New Singer

Vermont's Waiting For A Miracle (ex-Drowningman) has added Albany, New York native Zak Ballard to their line-up on vocals. The band will soon begin pre-production for a new album, to be released on a yet-to-be determined label.

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Silent Drive Announce 2008 Tour Dates

Equal Vision Records’ SILENT DRIVE have announced their first tour dates of 2008. The band, who features former members of DROWNINGMAN and BANE, can be found at the following locations (including Japan) next year:

January 12 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
January 19 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
January 20 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
January 21 - TBA, CA @ TBA
January 22 - Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory
January 26 - Kawasaki, Japan @ Club Citta
January 27 - Osaka, Japan @ Sun Hall

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Silent Drive Posts New Song, Adds Guitarist

After more than three years, Silent Drive (featuring members and ex-members of Bane and Drowningman) have posted a new song online. The new track, titled "Mexican Standoff," will be featured on the band's second album for Equal Vision Records. As such, the demo material will be re-recorded for the new album. The drum tracks were recorded in Vermont with drummer Dave Joyal's friend, Mark Lucia. Vocals, guitar, and bass were recorded in Massachusetts with Silent Drive's new second guitar player, Andy Kyte. The band states that the song is one of "the heavier tracks on the record and you can still expect the 'no song sounds the same' style on the next album."

A note from the band regarding the recent addition of Kyte: "Andy has been a friend of ours for years, He actually played second guitar in Silent Drive when the band was formed in early-2003. After we started jamming with Andy, we realized it helped fill out our sound to a degree we had never thought possible in the past. Now we have more room to experiment."

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Waiting For A Miracle Signs To Thorp Records

Vermont's Waiting For A Miracle recently signed a deal with Thorp Records. Featuring two former members of Drowningman, the group will soon enter the studio to record their debut full-length. Producing the album is Unearth's Ken Susi while Pete Chilton, of Bane and Silent Drive, will handle the artwork. The self-titled effort will hit streets in early-2007 via Thorp Records.

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Waiting For A Miracle (ex-Drowningman) Seek Singer

Waiting For A Miracle, the project featuring former Drowningman guitarist and drummer Hans Olson and Joe Villemaire, is now looking for a vocalist. Prospective vocalists shouldn't use the band's current material as a means to measure how to sound. The band is looking for someone who can be somewhat creative and original who can potentially tour. Interested parties can contact Hans at invisible1124@yahoo.com.

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Drowningman Frontman Forming New Band

Since Drowningman are taking some time off this winter (they will return next spring), frontman Simon Brody is forming a new band in New York. Here's what he's looking for:

"I am looking for a guitarist, bass player and either another guitarist or preferably a keyboard player. Main inspirations would be the Clash but no one could ever sound like them so it's pointless. Int. Noise conspiracy mixed with Hot Snakes? Hot Hot Heat mixed with Drive Like Jehu? The Shins meet Red Sparowes? Happy Mondays meet Motorhead? Shotmaker meets The Swing Kids? I just want it to be gritty and dirty, but ass-shake-able. If you have samples of your work please send them. Previous band experience is preferred. I would possibly consider joining an area band in a similar vein. Reply to simonbyronbrody@hotmail.com."

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Drowningman Band Update

Drowningman vocalist Simon Brody has issued the following band update:

"Drowningman will be taking the rest of the year off to write and regroup. Their appearances on the recent 'Love On The Rocks Tour' were cut short due to family emergencies/illnesses among members of the band. Several members will not be returning to Drowningman due to new familial responsibilities (Congratulations). We will also be taking this time to find a permenant drummer rather than share Dave Joyal's notable drum skills with Silent Drive and spread either band too thin. Josh Parent, will be rejoining the band. He was recently found crawling from a ditch somewhere in Iowa after being reported missing during The Drowningman/Darkest Hour Tour of 2002. The band has already been approached by several potential replacements on drums but would consider any candidate for a try-out who is creative, able to collaborate in a group and voice their opinions, is tour worthy and does not think Drowningman is a metal band. Similarly we are looking for a guitarist song-writer who is familiar with Drowningman's past but also likes stuff like Swing Kids, Orchid, Doves, Rorschach, SDRE, ATDI, Drive Like Jehu and is aware that Drowningman is not a mosh band (but we do like to rock a breakdown here and there if it's cleverly done). As always drop us a line and point us in a direction of where we can hear your work - simonbyronbrody@hotmail.com. Note we are also located in NYC now and are hoping to write a record far superior to our most recent auditorally (did I make that up?) troubled LP."

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Drowningman Welcome Former Members

Drowningman have announced the addition of guitarist Frank Smecker and drummer Dave Joyal (of Silent Drive) to their line-up. Both Smecker and Joyal played with Drowningman at the time their "Still Loves You" EP was released. According to frontman Simon Brody, "When the initial idea formed in 2003 to reform it was Dave, Frank and I who had the idea to get the band back together and take care of unfinished business. Several months later when I returned to the east coast Frank and Dave were involved in other musical projects. Things have finally fallen into place."

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Drowningman, Fight Paris Tour Dates

Dates for Drowningman's November tour with Fight Paris and The Blackout Pact have been disclosed. The tour dates are as follows:

11/2 Glens Falls, NY @ Halfpipe Thrills
11/4 Danbury, CT @ Empress Ballroom
11/5 Montclair, NJ @ Bloomfield Avenue Cafe
11/6 Chicopee, MA @ Cabot St Pub
11/7 Long Island, NY @ Centereach VFW
11/8 Virginia Beach, VA @ Sweet Caroline's
11/11 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7g
11/12 Miami, FL @ Roxy Theatre
11/13 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
11/14 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's
11/15 Tampa, FL @ Masquerade
11/18 Portland, ME @ The Station
11/20 Rochester, NY @ Steel Music Hall
11/21 Akron, OH @ Orange Street
11/23 Terre Haute, IN @ The Legacy

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Black On Black: A Tribute To Black Flag

The Black Dahlia Murder, Zao, Bleeding Through, Most Precious Blood, Remembering Never, Drowningman, The AKAs and more are among the new artists set to appear on the upcoming Reignition Records reissue of "Black On Black: A Tribute To Black Flag". A release date has yet to be announced.

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Drowningman's "White People Are Stupid" Online

DROWNINGMAN's video for the track 'White People are Stupid' can now be viewed here. The video was directed by Joseph Pattisall (SHELTER, STRIKING DISTANCE).

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Drowningman Track Inspired By MySpace Members

MTV.com reports: Simon Brody's a self-proclaimed MySpace devotee. The frontman for Vermont mathcore masters Drowningman's not ashamed of that — but he has made his fair share of MySpace-related mistakes. Brody's learned from these mishaps, he said, and turned those lemons into lemonade in the form of "Major Disappointment Reporting for Duty," a track from his band's forthcoming LP, "Don't Push Us When We're Hot."

"Anyone who's ever met a potential romantic interest over the Internet will understand what that song title means," Brody said. "Someone's either been Major Disappointment or has met Major Disappointment. If they've ever delved into the world of MySpace and met any of those freaky people, they'll relate."

Not that the song itself is about the perils of online encounters — just the title really. Yes Brody's tempted fate by meeting several of his Internet pursuers in the flesh. But it's a practice he's given up for good.

"I've basically come to the conclusion that when any girl who seeks me out on the Internet, there's going to be problems," he elaborated. "I have met some girls on the Internet in person, and they've all been mentally unstable." One woman bought him a plane ticket and he went to visit her in Minneapolis. Another girl, this one from Virginia, drove 16 hours to visit him in Vermont. Brody's convinced it's because the photo that appears on his MySpace page shows him bareback.

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Drowningman CD Release Pushed Back

DROWNINGMAN's new record "Don't Push Us When We're Hot" has been pushed back from its original August 9th release date, and is now scheduled to hit stores on October 11th. The good news, according to the band, is that people can buy it right now on thorprecords.com.

The band has also relaunched their website with a brand new look, it can be found at http://www.drowningmanisnotyourbabydaddy.com.

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Drowningman Lose Drummer

Drowningman have finished their latest tour and have returned home. However, drummer Brian Curry has decided to leave the band. His departure is amicable and Curry will continue to play with the group until they find a replacement. If you live in the vicinity of Burlington, VT (or are willing to relocate) and would be interested in trying out, contact the band at Drowningmanhome@hotmail.com. Drowningman requests that you send an MP3 of something you've previously done. In other news, the band will soon begin work on their new EP for Thorp Records, which will feature former Drowningman drummer (and current Silent Drive drummer) Dave Joyal.

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Darkest Hour Confirmed For Gator's Aftermath

DARKEST HOUR and TURMOIL are among the bands that have been confirmed for Gator's Aftermath, a one-day festival set to take place Friday, July 1 at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


Tickets are $15 in advance (etix.com) or $20 the day of the show (with the purchase of a Sounds of the Underground ticket and $25 the day of without a Sounds of the Underground ticket).

For those who are out of town and attend the Sounds of the Underground, the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds are allowing camping overnight. So you can go rock the hell out at Sounds of the Underground, get a good night's sleep, and go directly across the street to Ziggy's the next day. There will be water connections for RVs and bathrooms with showers.

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Drowningman Near Completion of New Album

Drowningman will finish recording their new album for Thorp Records early next week. According to the band, "We are so excited about this record. We think you and your girlfriend will both really like it." Here's a track listing for the effort:

Major Disappointment Reporting for Duty
John Cougar Mellencamp is the White Devil
Drowningman Dance Party- Bring Your Own Bodybag
Yeah, You're Pretty But Do You Think You'll Really Get Away With It?
"Dear God, Life is Hell"
Dude Status; Revoked
The Last Honest Man Sells Out
White People Are Stupid
Tonight's Special: Still Beating Hearts
Luck, Love, Life Time Guarantees and Other Things Assholes Believe In

Entitled "Don't Push Us When We're Hot," the album will hit streets on August 23rd. In the meantime, catch the band on tour all over the U.S. with The Minor Times. Unfortunately, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, originally part of the tour, have now dropped off due to unforeseen circumstances. According to Simon Brody though, "In better news, especially for lonely male teenage goaters, XAnneBowmanX of Lambgoat fame will be joining the band as Merch Queen extrordinaire." Here are the upcomng tour dates: More...

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Drowningman, The Minor Times To Tour In June

Drowningman, The Minor Times, and The Number Twelve Looks Like You will be on the road together for a U.S. tour in June. Here are the tour dates:

6/3 Albany NY @ Shelter
6/4 Buffalo NY @ Broadway Joe's
6/5 Toledo OH @ The Underground
6/7 Peoria IL @ TBA
6/8 Kansas City MO @ El Torreon
6/9 Oklahoma City OK @ Conservatory
6/10 Denton TX @ Rubber Gloves
6/11 Houston TX @ Walter's on Washington
6/12 San Antonio TX @ The Sanctuary
6/13 Austin TX @ Emo's
6/14 El Paso TX @ TBA
6/15 Phoenix AZ @ Phoenix Gallery
6/18 Sacramento CA @ Boardwalk
6/19 Los Angeles CA @ Knitting Factory
6/20 San Francisco CA @ TBA
6/21 Las Vegas NV @ Roadhouse Casino
6/22 Salt Lake City UT @ Club Sound
6/23 Denver CO @ TBA
6/24 TBA
6/25 Iowa @ TBA
6/26 Iowa @ TBA
6/27 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl
6/28 Louisville KY @ TBA
6/29 Ohio @ TBA
6/30 Philadelphia PA @ TBA

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Drowningman Signed With Thorp Records

Drowningman have officially signed with Thorp Records. The band will release a new full-length entitled "Don't Push Us When We're Hot" in August, followed by an EP in mid-2006. Here's a quote from frontman Simon Brody:

"We have finally amassed an arsenal of new anthems for the emotionally challenged. Although scared of police, lawyers, record contracts and people that wear sweat pants in public, we have decided that according to the 'dude code,' Andy and the folks at Thorp Records were the people to bring you our upcoming full-length 'Don't Push Us When We're Hot.' Official release date will be slated for sometime in August but the band will have copies available on tour by late June. Drowningman will then follow up with an EP (which will be recorded concurrently with the LP) early next year."

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Drowningman Records New Demo

Drowningman have finished recording their new demo, which they will mix this weekend. The group will take a break to play at MacDonoughs in Plattsburgh tonight, but expect to complete everything by Sunday night. The demo features three new songs:

- Major Disappointment Reporting For Duty
- Keep My Name Off Your Lips and Your Teeth In Your Mouth
- Hearts Broken On Wax and Moving Fast

The track "Major Disappointment..." will be posted on the group's website next week in addition to some live footage of the band. Meanwhile, Drowningman will begin recording a new full-length this spring.

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Drowningman To Records Soon, Plan Tour

Drowningman will be recording new material in the near future. According to the band, a few of the songs will be available online, while all of them will appear on a limited edition, self-released EP tentatively entitled "Those who go below the surface do so at their peril." Meanwhile, the band will soon announce the record label that will release their new full-length, which should be available this summer. On the touring front, Drowningman hope to resume playing weekend shows in the Northeast area in mid-February. If you'd like to book them, send an email here. The band will also be touring the U.S. and Canada in late-Spring/early-Summer. Finally, there are discussions with Avocado Booking in Germany regarding a possible European tour this year. In related news, Drowningman has added Vermont native Hans Olson to their lineup on guitar.

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