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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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This Is Hell Added To Shai Hulud Trek

Shai Hulud and This Is Hell will be teaming up for a tour of Canada this coming May and June. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/26 St. Catharines, ON – Scene Fest
06/27 Hamilton, ON – Casbah
06/28 London, ON – London Music Hall Lounge
06/29 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
06/30 Oshawa, ON – The Green Bottle
07/01 Kingston, ON – Time To Laugh
07/02 Gatineau, QC – Heart Fest
07/03 Montreal, QC – Underworld
07/04 Quebec City, QC – L’Agitee
07/05 Saguenay, QC – Elks Lodge
07/06 Trois Rivieres, QC – L’App Art

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New England Metalfest 2011 Lineup Announced

The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:

Thursday, April 14:
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This Is Hell Announces European Tour

Long Island, New York hardcore act This Is Hell has announced the dates for its forthcoming European and U.K. tour. The tour kicks off on January 1st, 2011 in Karlsruhe, Germany and runs until January 30th. Joining This Is Hell on the road will be The Amity Affliction. The dates, cities and venues can be found below:

01/07 Karlsruhe, GER- Die Stadtmitte
01/08 Cesena, ITA – Vidia Club
01/09 Schio, ITA – Mac 2
01/10 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo Werk 21
01/11 Lyon, FRA – Warm Audio
01/22 Paris, FRA – TBA
01/13 London, UK – Underworld
01/14 Bristol, UK – The Croft
01/15 Peterborough, UK – Club Revolution
01/16 Manchester, UK – Moho
01/17 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy 2
01/18 Leeds, UK – The Well
01/19 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
01/20 Southampton, UK – Joiners
01/21 Brugges, BEL – Entrepot
01/22 Alphen, NET – Kasteel
01/23 Schweinfurt, GER – Alter Stattbahnhof
01/24 Wein, AUT – Arena
01/25 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
01/26 Berlin, GER – Lido
01/27 Hamburg, GER – Molotow
01/28 Stockholm, SWE – Deadfest
01/29 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
01/20 Bochum, GER – Matrix

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Hatebreed To Headline Stillborn Festival

Connecticut hardcore veterans Hatebreed have announced the dates and support bands for its annual Stillborn Festival. The four dates, all taking place in late December, feature support from Four Years Strong, A Life Once Lost, This Is Hell, Trapped Under Ice, H20, The World We Knew, Thy Will Be Done and Strength For A Reason. The dates, venues and bands are as follows:

December 27 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

December 28 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

December 29 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

December 30 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

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August Burns Red To Tour With Bring Me The Horizon

August Burns Red has announced an upcoming series of U.S. tour dates with Bring Me The Horizon, Emarosa, Polar Bear Club, and This is Hell. The currently announced dates are as follows:

10-13 Detroit, MI (Crofoot Ballroom)
10-14 Cincinnati, OH (Bogart’s)
10-15 Sauget, IL (Pops)
10-16 Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
10-17 Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
10-19 Minneapolis, MN (Cabooze)
10-20 Kansas City, MO (The Beaumont Club)
10-21 Denver, CO (The Summit Music Hall)
10-22 Salt Lak City, UT (In The Venue)
10-24 Seattle, WA (The Showbox)
10-25 Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
10-27 San Francisco, CA (Grand Ballroom)
10-28 Pomona, CA (Fox Theatre)
10-29 Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
10-30 San Diego, CA (Soma)
10-31 Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
11-02 Tucson, AZ (Rialto Theatre)
11-04 Austin, TX (Emo’s)
11-05 San Antonio, TX (White Rabbit)
11-06 Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
11-07 Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
11-09 Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live)
11-10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Revolution)
11-11 Tampa, FL (The Ritz)
11-12 Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
11-13 Nashville, TN (Rocketown)
11-14 Charlotte, NC (Amos’ Southend Music Hall)
11-16 Norfolk, VA (The Norva)
11-17 Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
11-18 Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
11-19 Boston, MA (House of Blues)
11-20 Williamsville, NY (Club Infinity)
11-21 Toronto, ON (Kool Haus)
11-22 Montreal, QC (Metropolis)
11-24 New York, NY (Nokia Theatre)
11-25 New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)
11-26 Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
11-27 Allentown, PA (Crocodile Rock Café)
11-28 Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)

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Evile Covers Pantera, Last Recording w/ Bassist

British thrashers EVILE recently recorded a PANTERA track for the upcoming Dimebag Darrell tribute album, which will be released on the cover of the 200th issue of the UK's Metal Hammer magazine.

The special CD and magazine are being released to coincide with the five-year anniversary of Dimebag's passing, and will be available in shops on December 16th.

Alongside various other well-known bands such as MACHINE HEAD, EVILE were asked to record a song as a tribute to the late guitarist. EVILE recorded a cover of the track "Cemetary Gates," and this tragically turned out to be the band's last recording before the untimely death of their own bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away on October 5th while on tour in Sweden.

A behind-the-scenes video - the last video filmed with Mike - of EVILE recording the track at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell can be viewed below.

EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:

"The day we got the call from our manager, Julie Weir, saying Metal Hammer have asked us to pay tribute to Dimebag Darrell by covering a Pantera song, we couldn't have been more excited and honoured. I mean, how many more bands are there more worthy of paying tribute to the man? With us all being fans of Pantera, we swiftly said yes. Mike though was the biggest Pantera fan. He'd seen them years ago and absolutely worshipped Dimebag.

"After Dime got killed, Mike couldn't listen to 'Cemetary Gates' anymore. He'd always ask us to skip the track in the car/van/bus because it was too much for him. So when we chose to do the track it was tough for Mike, but I'm glad he did it. It turned out to be the last song he recorded, which to me is a strangely 'appropriate' tribute to him and Dimebag. I remember him nearing the verge of tears whilst I was doing the tremolo bends at the end of the track.

"We hope Pantera/Dimebag fans find this a fitting tribute from us, as we're simply fans ourselves who've been given this rare honour."

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas comments:

"I was genuinely over the moon when Evile volunteered to produce a track for our upcoming Dimebag tribute, a stunningly rendered cover of Pantera's classic 'Cemetary Gates'. So when the truly tragic news of Mike Alexander's all-too-premature departure from this world hit the office, the tragic irony wasn't lost on me or anyone here that Mike Alexander's tribute to the immortal legacy of Dimebag would also be a final testament to his own impeccable musicianship and commitment to the music we love.

"To understate the case slightly, it's a very special track indeed, and we're honoured that it's a part of our upcoming tribute collection. Rest in peace Dimebag, and rest in peace Mike Alexander."

The Dimebag Darrell tribute album contains the following tracks:

01. ZAKK WYLDE - "Suicide Note Pt. 1"
02. MACHINE HEAD - "Fucking Hostile"
03. MALEFICE - "I'm Broken"
05. EVILE - "Cemetery Gates"
07. BIOHAZARD - "Mouth For War"
08. SYLOSIS - "Strength Beyond Strength"
09. CHIMAIRA - "Slaughtered"
10. UNEARTH - "Sandblasted Skin"
11. THROWDOWN - "Becoming"
12. KIUAS - "This Love"
13. THIS IS HELL - "Rise"

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This Is Hell Parts with Trustkill Records

Long Island, NY hardcore band This Is Hell and record label Trustkill Records have parted ways after two releases together. The group has written a handful of new songs and is actively in search of a label to release their next album. Interested parties can contact the band at thisishellny[AT]gmail.com.

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

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The Blackout Argument Uploads Tour Diary

THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT have posted a tour diary from their tour with THIS IS HELL and DEAD SWANS. The diary can be read at this location.

THIS IS HELL, THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT, and DEAD SWANS tour dates are as follows:

03/18 - Germany Hamburg Hafenklang
03/19 - Netherlands Eindhoven Dynamo
03/20 - Germany Essen Cafe Nova
03/21 - Germany Karlsruhe Jubez
03/22 - Germany Trier Exhaus
03/23 - Germany Giessen MUK
03/24 - Germany Braunschweig B 58
03/25 - Germany Zedtwitz Fernverkehr
03/26 - Austria Linz Ann und Pat
03/27 - Italy Pinarella di Cervia Rock Planet
03/28 - Italy Bolzano Pippo Club
03/29 - Slovenia Nova Gorcia Mostovna
03/30 - Hungary Budapest Dürer Kert
03/31 - Austria Wien Arena
04/01 - Slovakia Kosice Khoi Khoi Club
04/02 - Germany München Feierwerk - Orange House
04/03 - Germany Leipzig Conne Island
04/04 - Belgium Ham Riorock
04/05 - UK Wrexham Central Station
04/06 - UK Manchester Music Box
04/07 - UK Glasgow Ivory Blacks
04/08 - UK Leeds Rios
04/09 - UK London Underworld
04/10 - UK Luton UBSU
04/11 - UK Southampton Joiners
04/12 - UK Norwich The Marquee

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The Blackout Argument Announces European Tour

German metallers, The Blackout Argument, have announced the following European tour dates:

01/31 - DE - Rosenheim @ Lokschuppen w/ Silent Decay


03/13 - DE - Wangen @ Tonne
03/14 - DE - Gotha @ Kellercafe
03/15 - DE - Berlin @ Cassiopeia
03/16 - SE - Orebro @ Kulturhuset
03/18 - DE - Hamburg @ Hafenklang
03/19 - NL - Eindhoven @ Dynamo
03/20 - DE - Essen @ Cafe Nova
03/21 - DE - Karlsruhe @ Jubez
03/22 - DE - Trier @ Exhaus
03/23 - DE - Giessen @ MUK
03/24 - DE - Braunschweig @ B58
03/25 - DE - Zedtwitz @ Fernverkehr
03/27 - IT - Pinarella die Cervia @ Rock Planet
03/28 - IT - Bolzano @ Pippo Club
03/29 - SI - Nova Gorcia @ Mostovna
03/30 - HU - Budapest @ Duerer Kert
03/31 - AT - Wien @ Arena
04/01 - SK - Kosice @ Khoi Khoi Club
04/02 - DE - Muenchen @ Feierwerk-Orange House
04/03 - DE - Leipzig @ Conne Island
04/04 - BE - Ham @ Riorock
04/05 - UK - Wrexham @ Central Station
04/06 - UK - Manchester @ Music Box
04/07 - UK - Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
04/08 - UK - Leeds @ Rios
04/09 - UK - London @ Underworld
04/10 - UK - Luton @ UBSU
04/11 - UK - Southampton @ Joiners
04/12 - UK - Norwich @ The Marquee

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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The Blackout Argument Announces New Album Details

THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT's follow up to their 2007 Lifeforce Records debut "Decisions" is currently being mastered at West West Music by Alan Douches. The band's new effort entitled "Remedies" will be released in February 2009.

The album will feature a guest appearance by Travis Reilly from THIS IS HELL and artwork will be done by Sons Of Nero. A limited first edition of "Remedies" will be released and will contain a CD version of the band's self-released "Smile Like A Wolf" EP as bonus.

THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT tour dates are as follows:

11/28 - DE – Stuttgart @ Longhorn LKA
11/29 - AT – Kirchberg/ Pielach @ Gasthof zur Post
12/20 - DE – Ilsenburg @ Cafe am Heizhaus
01/31 - DE – Rosenheim @ Lokschuppen w/ Silent Decay

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This is Hell Announces Fall Tour

THIS IS HELL has announced a tour with Four Year Strong (I Surrender), I Am The Avalanche, and A Loss For Words for October. The tour kicks off October 14 and runs through the end of the month.

Speaking on the tour, singer Travis Reilly said, "We've had the last few months off and we are really excited to get back on the road with such a diverse tour. We can't wait to play with our good friends in I Am The Avalanche and make some new ones."

Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Trustkill Posts Free Sampler Online

Trustkill has posted a free music sampler for August, sponsored by ALTERNATIVE PRESS Magazine. The sampler is completely FREE, downloadable, and comes with printable artwork so you can create your own CD. You can also sign up for a free two-issue trial subscription to Alternative Press Magazine.

The free sampler contains twelve tracks in all, including a new and unreleased BLEEDING THROUGH song off their upcoming album due out everywhere September 30, 2008.

Here is the tracklisting of the sampler: More...

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Blacklisted Gets Banned From Canada

Blacklisted was reportedly denied entry into Canada on Sunday while travelling there for their current tour. Details regarding the denial haven't been disclosed, but according to the group, "We are now banned forever from entering Canada." This Is Hell is still playing the scheduled shows, which run through Saturday.

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This Is Hell, Nightmare Of You Split 7"

This Is Hell will join forces with New York indie rock band Nightmare Of You for a split 7" release. The effort will feature two unreleased songs from each band. Look for the split to surface this summer via Run For Cover Records.

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This Is Hell Guitarist Comments On UK Tour

Long Island's THIS IS HELL have announced a UK headline tour in support of new album "Misfortunes", released Monday, February 25. Support will come from UK noiseniks DEAD SWANS.

Commented guitarist Rick Jimenez: "We're always siked to get to the UK, but especially now with the new album. We're dying to play these new joints live. We're headlining this time around so we get to play smaller more intimate venues which I greatly prefer, as well as take out DEAD SWANS, a band we're real stoked on!"

The follow-up to "Sundowning", "Misfortunes" was recorded at Killingsworth Studio in Long Island, NY with Tomas Costanza (DIFFUSER, BEDLIGHT FOR BLUE EYES) and Full Force Studios in Port Jefferson with the acclaimed producer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY, SUFFOCATION, ANIMOSITY).

Comments Rick: "The new album is furious as ever. We put a lot of time and effort into the writing and went real deep to tell the story we needed to tell and express what we needed to express this time around. The album is a journey through life dealing with your actions, your demons, your regrets, your struggle to stay afloat and whether it's worth it to even hold on or to just give up. There is a lot of self-questioning and realization this time around. We went real deep and got real personal on this one but I believe its something that a lot of people will be able to relate to. People need to know that it is OK to feel miserable and frustrated sometimes and know there are other people out there that don't always have the answers either."

THIS IS HELL's Kerrang! Most Wanted Tour with DEAD SWANS:

Apr. 18 - Barfly, Cardiff
Apr. 19 - Barfly, Birmingham
Apr. 20 - Barfly, Liverpool
Apr. 21 - Barfly, Aberdeen
Apr. 22 - Barfly, Glasgow
Apr. 23 - Barfly, York
Apr. 25 - Barfly, Brighton
Apr. 26 - Barfly, London

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This Is Hell Announce UK Tour Dates

This Is Hell will tour the UK in April with Dead Swans. Here are the latest tour dates:

04/18 Cardiff, UK @ The Barfly
04/19 Birmingham, UK @ The Barfly
04/20 Liverpool, UK @ The Barfly
04/21 Aberdeen, UK @ The Barfly
04/22 Glasgow, UK @ The Barfly
04/23 York, UK @ The Barfly
04/25 Brighton, UK @ The Barfly
04/26 London, UK @ The Barfly

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This Is Hell Release Tour Dates

New York’s THIS IS HELL will be hitting the road next month with RUINER, SOLDIERS, and ELYSIA. The first set of dates include:

February 22nd - Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
February 23rd - Wilmington, NC @ Lucky’s Pub
February 24th - Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
February 25th - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
February 26th - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
February 27th - West Palm Beach, FL @ The Underground
February 29th - Birmingham, AL @ Cave Nine
March 1st - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
March 3rd - San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar
March 8th - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
March 14th - Saint Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain
March 17th - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
March 18th - Pittsburgh, PA @ The School
March 19th - Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
March 22nd - Lake Grove, NY @ TGIF Sights & Sounds

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