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Below is our complete This Is Hell 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.

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This Is Hell Posts New Music Video

This Is Hell has released a new music video for "The Enforcer," which was filmed by Ben Clement on the band's last Australian excursion.

Check out the video in the player below, courtesy of Altpress.com. The song comes off the "Enforcer" 7" available at this location.

You can also watch the band's previously posted music video for "Acid Rain" right here.

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Hatebreed Announces More Tour Dates

Hatebreed has now updated its upcoming 2013 tour schedule, including ading the "Divinity Of Purpose 2" tour with Every Time I Die, Terror, Job For A Cowboy, and This Is Hell. The run will be in support of latest album "The Divinity of Purpose," available now.

Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet packages will go on sale Wednesday, February 13th at 12:00 PM at this location. Public on sale begins on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th. The band's upcoming tour dates are available below.

The Divinity Of Purpose USA Tour w/ Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus and The Contortionist

Feb 12 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
Feb 13 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
Feb 14-West Springfield, VA - Empire
Feb 15 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Feb 16 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
Feb 17 - Amityville, NY -Revolution More...

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This Is Hell Releases "Acid Rain" Video

Long Island modern thrash metal quartet, This Is Hell, has released a music video for “Acid Rain,” taken from the band’s fourth studio album, "Black Mass." The new video, directed by Jamie Horton, can be seen on the band’s Tumblr here or in the player below.

This Is Hell recently wrapped up the “Great American Thrash” summer headlining tour in support of "Black Mass." The band will kick off a European run early next month. Stay tuned to Facebook for more information on This Is Hell.

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This Is Hell Issues Road Report

This is Hell's Rick Jimenez has posted a new road report online through Property of Zack. An excerpt from the band's new tour blog follows:

Well for as good as the last three shows with Unearth were, the first three shows of our summer North American “GREAT AMERCAN THRASH” tour were fucked up. I bet only 1 out of 100 people get where that tour name came from and can appreciate how and why it’s so radical… the others are missing out.

Anyway, first show in northern PA, you know what that means? That’s right, more goddamn traffic. Once we finally arrived at the venue, we met up with Xerxes and bullshitted for a little while like you do with new tourmates, lifted some weights like you do when you’re in This is Hell, and then played the show to a crowd that would have been fine in a small venue but not completely right for the medium/large size one. Those in attendance still had a good time and got down so it was still fun enough. Ever have one of those days where nothing seems comfortable and therefor prohibits you from performing a task properly? That’s how I felt while actually playing. My recently serviced guitar felt fucked, then my strap felt too small, then too big, then the amp sounded weird… whatever. Just a strange feeling. Taking advantage of location, we went to a Wawa and ate away our sorrows before crashing at Scuzz’ parents place in the woods.
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This Is Hell Posts European Tour Blog

Rick Jimenez of Long Island act This is Hell has checked in with a European road report through PropertyofZack.com. An excerpt from the tour blog follows:

One of the few things weirder than mainland Europe is the eastern part of mainland Europe… Even the Westwrn part of Eastern Europe. With that said it was nice to get to Austria. We needed to get some supplies and allergy medicine and such before the show so we drove into the city of Vienna and searched for an hour until our UK friend Jamie that’s been filming for a new music video this tour remembered it was some Euro holiday and that’s why everything was closed. How helpful.

Headed to “the arena” to load in, eat Euro rider stuff and get in a sufficient but not preferred workout. Preshow playlist was awesome. The set started off slow and wound up being insane. Best of the 4 times we’ve been to the arena. I think we did 3 encores because they wouldn’t let us off stage. Fuck it I’ll play for as long as people wanna hear shit any goddamn day, I’m not afraid to overdue it. Towards the end each of the rhino guys as well as Jamie the videographer and Dave the driver got caught in a mosh. Wrote some cool shit on the wall next to my bunk for the night and finally got a fucking shower.
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This Is Hell Embarking On North American Tour

Long Island's This Is Hell will continue its run of relentless touring this June/July with another round of North American headlining tour-dates, “Great American Thrash,” beginning June 15th in Whitehall, Pa. and wrapping up in Ottawa, Ontario, Can. on July 22nd. The Greenery (Prosthetic Records), Xerxes (No Sleep Records), Waster (Gold Stock Records) and Hollow Earth (Panic Records) will accompany the hard working, veteran four-piece on select dates.

“North American touring in the summer is always difficult due to everyone and their mothers’ band wanting to go out during summer break and hit the festivals,” said guitarist, Rick Jimenez. “So we put together a super diverse package of bands we really like, joining at different times throughout the tour, to keep it fresh.”

This Is Hell just wrapped up a five-week tour last weekend with a performance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Mass. The band is touring in support of its fourth studio album, "Black Mass" (reviewed here), which released in October on Rise Records. You can also check out the music video for the song “Demons” via YouTube. More...

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Emmure Added To NEMH Festival Lineup

Victory recording artists Emmure will join the already-stacked lineup of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 22nd.

"We couldn't be more excited and grateful to be a part of this year's NEMHF," said vocalist Frankie Palmeri. "Some of my favorite bands are playing and I think this is the best line up it's had in years."

Emmure will join a lineup of more than 75 bands, from Billboard-charting artists and festival veterans to new acts and future stars of the genre, as the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival takes over the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the weekend of April 20th through April 22nd.

A camera crew will be on hand this year to document the show for an upcoming film focusing on the history of the festival, behind the scenes footage and the development of the show. The documentary will be produced by Manny Santiago from Crimson Media and sponsored by Shook Clothing. More...

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This Is Hell Releases Music Video, Announces Tour

Long Island hardcore/thrash hybrid, This Is Hell, has announced a string of U.S. tour dates in support of the band’s fourth studio album, "Black Mass." The tour will kick off tomorrow night in Schenectady, N.Y., before wrapping up at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Mass. on April 20th.

The band has also released a music video for the song, “Demons,” which can be viewed below. Commented guitarist, Rick Jimenez, “In the downtime we just recently had, we blasted through a video for ‘Demons’ from the Black Mass album. The song is fast, raw and thrashy, so the video is fast, raw and thrashy, and it’s us just doing our thing in the practice space. We're ready to explode back on the road in the States after our break and bring some ruckus!”

"Black Mass," the follow-up to the 2010 release, "Weight of the World," hit stores on October 11th via Rise Records. More...

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Bands Talk Worst Snow Storms On Tour

Every band dreads touring in a snowstorm, and it can get dangerous. Metal Injection spoke with members of God Forbid, A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell, and Ramming Speed about what the worst snowstorm they ever drove through was in the latest edition of the web show "Ask The Artist."

Check out their answers in the video below, or you can watch the previous Ask The Artist videos at this location. More...

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Bands Talk The Most Metal Gift They've Received

At the MetalSuckFest in New York City, Metal Injection asked members of A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Ultrageist, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell and Ramming Speed what the most metal gift they ever received was. Find out their answers in the video below. More...

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Pit Stories: Losing A Tongue To The Pit

Every week we catch up with metal fans and band members to find their most brutal and memorable pit stories from live shows. This week guitarist Rick Jimenez from This is Hell shares the following recounting of losing half a tongue but still catching the end of the show:

In 2000 I was at an On The Rise (Mike Gallo from Agnostic Front's first band) show. A NJ band called Redline was playing and were covering "Reign in Blood." I was thinking "everyone does the intro and then goes into their own song all the time, whatever," but after the intro they kept going with it and I got extremely psyched. Everyone moshing was about 7 feet and 300 pounds and I was only 19 and about 100 pounds and 4 feet tall so I'm thinking there is no way I'm going to get in on the mosh.

Once the chug breakdown came though I couldn't contain myself anymore so I get out and start doing 2000 NY mosh... about 10 seconds later I'm about 20 feet from where I first started, on the ground, half my tongue on the ground. Mike helped me up and brought me to the bathroom... then someone else came in and handed me the rest of my tongue in a cup of ice. I was driven to the hospital, had my tongue sewed back together and got back to the show in time to see On The Rise. Casualty of the core.

This is Hell released the new album "Black Mass" (reviewed here) earlier this year, and you can check out the band's music by heading over here. Metalunderground.com also spoke with Rick Jimenez last month about the album, with the full interview available at this location.

Check back in next Tuesday as we continue to share more mosh pit stories from metal shows.

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Lake Bukkake Added To Metal Suckfest

The Metal Suckfest -- the 2-day, 20-band, MetalSucks-curated metal festival being held at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th -- has made a last minute addition to its Day 1 roster: NYC pornogrind act Lake Bukkake will open the fest, prior to headliners Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, and many more. Metalsucks commented:

"After months and months and months of negotiations — and by 'negotiations,' we mean 'us pestering and begging them constantly' — the group has FINALLY agreed to emerge from their shell to play the opening set on Day 1 of The Metal Suckfest, one week from today, Friday, November 4. The band will play both I Left My Heart…and 1996's Shut Up it’s Good for Your Complexion in their entirety. (The combined running time of both albums is less than fifteen minutes.)

"They also PROMISED us to debut at LEAST two songs from Chinese Bukkakacy, which they have, indeed, been working on for awhile (although apparently it may not be called that anymore — 'The idea seemed pretty funny in 2006, not so much anymore,' the band told us by e-mail)."

The full Metal Sucks fest lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To The Metal Suckfest Lineup

The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)

Mayhem
Keep of Kalessin
Hate
Abigail Williams
Woe

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This Is Hell Posts "Black Mass" Track-By-Track

Long Island’s This is Hell is set to release "Black Mass" on October 11th, 2011. The band has now teamed up with Altpress.com for a track-by-track breakdown of the album. An excerpt from the album description follows.

“Acid Rain” Too many people go through life making blind assumptions and bold statements based on hearsay and ignorance. I wrote this song about two separate instances that coincided thematically because they were cases of people throwing around words without being informed [or] expecting response. What's more gratifying than a bitter, old has-been shit-talking a group of people for their life choices, or an ignorant asshole adamantly protesting gay-rights and really getting theirs in the end? You push too far, [and] inevitably you're going to get pushed back.

“Black History” The media and politicians all specialize in control. As much as they try to hide it, we have essentially reverted to a caste system. Despite what is projected through figureheads and "icons,” the castes are greatly rooted in race separation. I am extremely happy, appreciative and proud to be an American, but we have an extremely dark history—and we have an extremely dark present—and it is only a matter of time before people realize it and revolt.

“Salt The Earth” This is a song about grudges and revenge, plain and simple. Sometimes a long-since-forgotten foe reemerges to air their grievances to anyone who will listen, in a pathetic attempt to validate their jealousy and moronic attitude. I've become so fed up with this type of bullshit, I figured I'd put an end to it in my mind once and for all by writing about ending the grudge by destroying this person both mentally and physically.

Read the full article at Alt Press.

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This Is Hell Streaming Entire New LP

New York hardcore Outfit This Is Hell is streaming the entire forthcoming release "Black Mass" (see below). The album is scheduled for release October 11, 2011 through Rise Records.

This Is Hell - Black Mass by lambgoat

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This Is Hell Streaming New Song

Long Island’s hardcore metal stalwart, This Is Hell, has teamed up with RevolverMag.com to premiere a brand new track, “Salt the Earth,” from the band’s forthcoming full-length, "Black Mass." Head over to this location to check out the song.

The song is just the second to be revealed from the October 11th release, which will hit stores courtesy of Rise Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Acid Rain
2. Black History
3. Salt the Earth
4. Black Mass
5. The Wars: Part I
6. Mi Nombre
7. The Last Outlaw
8. Demons
9. The Reckoning
10. The Wars: Part II

This Is Hell will kick off a North American tour in support of Underoath tonight in Fayetteville, AR. Comeback Kid and The Chariot will round out the lineup for the trek, which will wrap up at the end of October. Dates are as follows: More...

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This Is Hell Reveals New Album Track Listing

American hardcore act This Is Hell has revealed the track listing for its upcoming new album. The album, which has been given the title of "Black Mass," is set for a North American release date of October 11, 2011 through Rise Records. You can check out the album's track list below.

1. Acid Rain
2. Black History
3. Salt The Earth
4. Black Mass
5. The Wars: Part I
6. Mi Nombre
7. The Last Outlaw
8. Demons
9. The Reckoning
10. The Wars: Part II

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This Is Hell Enters The Recording Studio

Long Island hardcore metal quartet This Is Hell has entered Killingsworth Studio in Valley Village, CA with producer Tomas Costanza to begin recording the band’s fourth studio album and follow up to 2010’s, "Weight of the World." The yet-to-be-titled full-length will see an early October release on Rise Records.

"We can't wait to start tracking the new album. I can't remember ever being this excited to get in the studio,” said vocalist, Travis Reilly. “We've been playing a few new songs live. They feel great and people seem to enjoy them."

After wrapping up at Killingsworth Studio, This Is Hell will hit the road for a North American tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid, and The Chariot. The 28-city run will kick off on September 15th in Fayetteville, AR before circling the continent and concluding in St. Petersburg, FL in mid-October.

“We're very excited for our upcoming tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid, and The Chariot,” added Reilly. “We've toured many times with Comeback Kid and we look forward to spending more time with them and meeting the other guys. It's going to be great to play some new songs for a bunch of new faces.”

The dates are as follows:

Sept. 15 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogue
Sept. 17 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Sept. 19 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Sept. 20 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
Sept. 21 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Sept. 22 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
Sept. 23 – Santa Clara, CA – The Avalon
Sept. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Sept. 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
Sept. 27 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Venue
Sept. 30 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Avenue Theatre
Oct. 01 – Calgary, AB, Canada – The Gateway
Oct. 02 – Regina, SK, Canada – Riddell Centre
Oct. 03 – Winnipeg, MD, Canada – The Garrick Centre
Oct. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Oct. 06 – Covington, KY – Radiodown
Oct. 07 – London, ON, Canada – London Music Hall
Oct. 08 – Montreal, QC, Canada – La Tulipe
Oct. 10 – Quebec City, QC, Canada – Theatre Imperial
Oct. 11 – Manchester, NH – Rocko’s
Oct. 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Oct. 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Oct. 14 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Oct. 15 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Oct. 17 – Huntington, WV – The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Oct. 18 – Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
Oct. 19 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live
Oct. 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre

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Endwell Cancels Summer Tour Dates

American metalcore act Endwell has posted the following statement online, announcing the cancellation of its summer touring plans;

"We’d like to apologize to everyone who was planning on seeing us this summer w/ This is Hell and Decoder but unfortunately we are unable to do these next few weeks worth of dates. This was definitely not an easy decision to make but financially and personally there are some things that just have to be taken care of before we can get out and hit the road for months/years on end again. It bums us out tremendously as we were really excited to get out there in support of our new record "PUNISHMENT."

"We have never pulled out of a tour like this and we promise to make it up to you guys. We’re currently putting together a Co-Headliner right now w/ some cool bands so we can get out there and do a proper FULL U.S. Release tour. Please go support TIH and Decoder this summer as the tours will still be a blast.

"Thanks to everyone who has picked up the new album and has been patiently waiting for us to get to your town. We couldnt do it without you! In the meantime pick up "PUNISHMENT" and look on the brightside, now you have time to learn all the words to scream back at us next time you see us play!"

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Underoath Announces More Tour Dates

Christian metalcore act Underoath has announced the dates for its new North American headline tour set to kick off in early September. Support on the trek is set to come from The Chariot, Comeback Kid and This Is Hell. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below. Additional dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

09/09 Fayetteville, AR – The Rogue Pizza Co.
09/17 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
09/19 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
09/20 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
09/21 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
09/23 Santa Clara, CA – Avalon
09/24 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
09/26 Seattle, WA – Neumos
09/30 Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre
10/01 Calgary, AB – SAIT’s The Gateway
10/04 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10/06 Covington, KY – Radiodown
10/07 London, ON – The Music Hall
10/10 Quebec City, QC – Theatre Imperial
10/12 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/15 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
10/16 Jacksonville, FL – Brewster’s Pit
10/17 Huntington, WV – The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
10/18 Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
10/19 Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Live
10/20 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
10/22 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
10/23 Evansville, IN – Boney June’s

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