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Playing Enemy

From: Seattle, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Playing Enemy News

Below is our complete Playing Enemy 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.

Playing Enemy Streaming "I Was Your City"

In commemoration of its recent resurfacing courtesy of Detroit-based Corpse Flower Records, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming "I Was Your City," the second and final full-length from gloom-trodden hardcore act Playing Enemy. Give it a listen below.

Initially issued on Hawthorne Street Records nearly a decade ago, the Corpse Flower edition of "I Was Your City" was mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst etc.) with design/layout by vocalist/guitarist Demian Johnston. This edition is limited to three-hundred hand-numbered copies: two-hundred-fifty on white vinyl and fifty on purple sunburst. More...

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Playing Enemy Album Getting Vinyl Treatment

The newly launched Detroit-based Corpse Flower Records is extremely pleased to release the vinyl edition of "I Was Your City" from defunct hardcore act Playing Enemy.

Initially released on Hawthorne Street Records nearly a decade ago, the Corpse Flower edition of "I Was Your City" was mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst etc.) with design/layout by Demian Johnston and is limited to three hundred hand numbered copies on white vinyl.

Ordering info is available here, and the track listing is as follows:

Side A
1. Cancer
2. Jade
3. Monaco
4. This Happened
5. My Life As An Echo
6. The End Of Something
Side B
7. Must Bring Own Weapon.
8. And The Engine
9. Angels In A Trailer
10. A Thousand Victories
11. Capricorn

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Playing Enemy Breaks Up

Seattle's Playing Enemy has officially broken up. The group tersely explains: "If you were reading this in People magazine, it would say, 'Playing Enemy have broken up due to irreconcilable differences. They still remain friends.'"

Formed by ex-members of Kiss It Goodbye and Rorschach, Playing Enemy has released material with Escape Artist Records and Hawthorne Street Records.

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Radiation 4 Announces Final Show

Radiation 4 have scheduled their final show on January 13th, 2007 at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. The bill tentatively includes Playing Enemy, Graf Orlock and Loftus as well.

The band announced that they will be going on indefinite hiatus earlier this year stating that it was due to "a mutual understanding of our individual ambitions, which cannot be achieved at this point in our musical career as a collective", but would play a final show. Radiation 4 previously released an album with Abacus Recordings in 2003.

After the final show, Aaron and Jon will be focusing on family, while Jose and Chris have plans to hook up with Demian and Shane of Playing Enemy in a project tentatively called Playing Doctor.

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Playing Enemy West Coast Tour Dates

Playing Enemy will tour briefly on the West Coast this month. Here are the tour dates:

8/3 Vancouver, WA @ Andre's house
8/4 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
8/5 Riverside, CA @ Parkside Building
8/6 La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe
8/7 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
8/8 Santa Barbara, CA @ Casa de la Raza
8/9 Hollywood, CA @ Three Clubs
8/11 Oakland, CA @ Stork Club
8/12 Eugene, OR @ Diva
8/13 Portland, OR @ food hole

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Playing Enemy US Tour Dates

Playing Enemy will be touring the U.S. in March and early-April. Here's the latest:

3/4 Portland, OR @ TBA
3/5 San Jose, CA @ TBA
3/6 San francisco, CA @ Balazo Gallery
3/7 California @ TBA
3/8 Long Beach, CA @ Koo's
3/9 San Diego, CA @ Che Caf?
310 TBA
3/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts
3/12 Austin, TX @ TBA w/ Sea of Thousand
3/13 Houston, TX @ White Swan
3/14 Dallas/Ft Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/Sea of Thousand
3/15 Little Rock, AR @ Blank Generation
3/16 Memphis, TN @ TBA
3/17 Nashville, TN @ TBA
3/18 Raleigh, NC @ The Werehouse
3/19 Virginia @ TBA
320 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's
3/21 Washington, DC @ TBA
3/22 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
3/23 Providence, RI @ TBA w/Sulaco
3/24 Portland, ME @ Geno's w/Sulaco
3/25 Boston, MA @ BCCA w/ Sulaco
3/26 New York, NY @ ABC No Rio w/ Sulaco
3/27 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Club Crannell
3/28 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's
3/29 Indianapolis, IN @ TBA w/ You Will Die!
3/30 Peoria, IL @ TBA
3/31 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
4/1 Milwaukee, WI @ 2427 N. Pierce St.
4/2 Des Moines, IA @ TBA
4/3 Sioux Falls, SD @ Urban Hermit
4/4 Witchita, KS @ TBA
4/5 Colorado Springs, CO @ TBA
4/6 Denver, CO @ TBA
4/7 Boise, ID @ JD & Friends
4/8 Spokane, WA @ TBA
4/9 Seattle, WA @ TBA

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