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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 Post New Song Online

You can check out a new song from THIS IS HELL entitled “Infected,” off their Cripplers EP, over at the band’s official MySpace page.

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Gallows, This Is Hell, Cancer Bats Tour Dates

The first batch of dates for Gallows' upcoming U.S. tour have been announced. Support will be provided by This Is Hell and Cancer Bats. Here are the latest tour dates:

1/9 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
1/10 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
1/11 Orlando, FL @ The Social
1/12 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
1/14 Houston, TX @ Red Room at Meridian
1/15 Austin, TX @ Emo's
1/16 Dallas, TX @ The Door
1/18 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad
1/19 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
1/21 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
1/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
1/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
1/26 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
1/27 Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club
1/28 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
1/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
1/31 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
2/2 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
2/3 Chicago, IL @ Metro Smart Bar
2/4 Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
2/5 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
2/7 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/8 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
2/9 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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Parkway Drive Announce "All Ages Assault Tour"

In March / April of 2006 Parkway Drive embarked on a 30 date national all ages tour, aptly titled the All Ages Assault Tour, passing through regional cities and towns which seldom get touring bands.

February 2008 will see them return with the same approach on the Surf Rat Tour, again all shows will be all ages. The tour will be rippin’ through the likes of Cooma, Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga, Sutherland, Coffs Harbour, Townsville and many more as well as an appearance at the MS Fest in Tasmania. Getting barrelled with Parkway Drive will be fellow Byron Bay grommets 50 Lions. Tour details below, tickets go on sale November 21.

Currently touring through Europe and the UK as part of the Never Say Die Tour, Parkway Drive will finish the year with a US West Coast Tour, where they will be joined by xDeathstarx. Those tour dates are as follows: More...

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This Is Hell Begin New Album

Long Island's THIS IS HELL has entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore release. The as-yet-untitled album is well in progress, with the drums already recorded at Killingsworth Studio in Long Island, NY with Tomas Costanza (DIFFUSER, BEDLIGHT FOR BLUE EYES). The band is currently at Full Force Studios in Port Jefferson to record the rest with the acclaimed producer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY, SUFFOCATION, ANIMOSITY).

While 2006's critically acclaimed "Sundowning" will be a hard act to follow, the band plans to continue its reign of hardcore force and eloquence with the new record, which has been almost two years in the making. Vocalist Travis Reilly says, "[The new album contains] 13 songs and clocks in around 38 minutes... A bit longer than our previous record, the songs are a little longer while also being catchier and heavier, but not in that shitty pop punk mosh kind of way. The drums are finished and we start working on everything else starting tomorrow. The recording process so far has been sweet and we are very satisfied with the songs and can't wait to finish."

As soon as they finish up recording, THIS IS HELL will be heading to Europe with good friends COMEBACK KID and THE CANCER BATS, both of whom they have toured with several times before.

THIS IS HELL's new album is scheduled for release on February 19, 2008. The lyrical content of the new record has been described so far as ranging from "addressing a strong internal conflict (including the choice between overcoming obstacles and self-destruction)" to "attempting to build a life despite constant setbacks and circumstances beyond our control."

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This Is Hell Announces Two New EPs

This Is Hell has confirmed plans to put out two 7" releases this winter. The group will release an EP titled "Cripplers" through Trustkill Records on November 20th. The effort will feature six-songs: a new track, three covers, and two previously-unreleased songs. Meanwhile, the band will also put out a split 7" with Cancer Bats via Future Tense Records. The untitled split will consist of a new song from each band, in addition to a cover of each group by the other.

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Soldiers Posts 3-Song E-card For "End Of Days"

Trustkill Records has posted 3 full SOLDIERS tracks from their debut album "End Of Days." You can listen to "Even Worse", "Decide And Conquer" and "Own Up!" via the e-card here.

Featuring current members of THIS IS HELL, these Long Island hardcore bruisers will release their debut album "End Of Days" on October 2, 2007. Check the song "Damage Is Done" on the Trustkill boombox, and "Relentless" on the Soldiers Myspace.

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Soldiers Signs To Trustkill Records

Trustkill Records has signed Long Island hardcore band SOLDIERS, featuring current members of THIS IS HELL.

Speaking on the recent signing, singer Rick Jiminez said, "We're really psyched to be part of the roster and involved with people we trust and like... which is a hard feat when record labels are concerned." Adding to that, label Pres Josh Grabelle said, "I've known Rick and Dan for a while now and when I heard the new songs I was blown away, it really took me back to the feelings I had when I first got into hardcore and started going to shows. This shit is real."

SOLDIERS will be on tour in August with Dead Hearts and Daggermouth. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Necro Leaves Sounds Of The Underground Tour

Self proclaimed "death rap" artist Necro has issued the follwing statement from his official Myspace:

"I decided to leave the tour collectively with my manager and booking agent (both tour organizers) because we felt the tour’s demographic was not receiving hip hop well. I was facing hostile, disrespectful crowds and was returning the same energy back ten-fold by being more aggressive than them.

It was making a lot of people in the tour crew nervous and there was concern someone might get hurt (NOT ME). It was also being suggested that maybe I tone down my live show and not antagonize the already antagonistic crowd. I couldn’t roll with that as it’s not my style. I was holding back enough as it is but there is a line. All the bands on the tour loved us and everyone behind the scenes knew we displayed major heart and never once got phased by the hostility. We finished every show with middle fingers up and a big "Fuck You" to the crowd.

I will make one thing clear for the haters: we NEVER got booed OFF the stage. Not once. Yes a ton of emo kids booed us at every show, but we had a twenty-five minute set every night and we stayed on stage for every minute of it, and we represented. Every show had at least 100 to 200 Necro fans in the pit tearing it up, and our meet and greets were incredible!

It’s just a shame these little kids are so close-minded. The majority of the hate was coming from mop top emo sixteen-year olds who have no clue who the originators of metal are, and didn’t respect my rest in peace chant to metal legends (Dime, Cliff, Chuck, Piggy, SOB).

As far as the tour organizers and I are concerned, you are my people so it’s all love and I’m thankful for the opportunity to prove I can murder it in the worst of situations. This actually did a lot for me and is just one move in many my team will make to blow Necro up"

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The "Never Say Die Tour" To Hit Europe

The latest incarnation of Europe's "Never Say Die! Tour" will hit the road in November and will feature Comeback Kid, The Warriors, Parkway Drive, Cancer Bats, and This Is Hell. Here are the dates:

02/11 Luxemburg Esch @ Rockhal
03/11 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
04/11 Belgium Hasselt @ Muziek-o-droom
05/11 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
06/11 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom
07/11 UK Manchester @ Jillys Rockworld
08/11 UK Glasgow @ King Tuts
09/11 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
10/11 UK Yeovil @ Ski Lodge
11/11 Holland Rotterdam @ Waterfront
13/11 Spain Durango @ Plateruena Kafe Antzoky
14/11 Spain Madrid @ Ritmo Y Compas
15/11 Spain Barcelona @ Apolo 2
16/11 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo
17/11 Italy Pinarella Di Cervia @ Rock Planet
18/11 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
19/11 Austria Wien @ Arena
20/11 Germany Berlin @ SO36
21/11 Germany Hamburg @ Uebel & Gefährlich
22/11 Germany Schweinfurt @ Alter Stattbahnhof
23/11 Germany Leipzig @ Werk 2
24/11 Germany Münster @ Skaters Palace

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SOTU 2007 2 CD+1 DVD Set Announced

The track listing has been revealed for the upcoming 2-CD/1 DVD "2007 Sounds Of The Underground" compilation. The outing will be limited to a pressing of 10,000 copies and will be available only at "Hot Topic" stores. It will run as follows:

CD 1:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Failure Of The Devout"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Job For A Cowboy - "Embedded"
06 - Necro - "The Pre-Fix For Death"
07 - Darkest Hour - "Doomsayer (The Beginning Of The End)"
08 - Amon Amarth - "Runes To My Memory"
09 - The Acacia Strain - "4x4' from 'The Dead Walk"
10 - The Devil Wears Prada - "HTML Rulz Dood"
11 - Heavy Heavy Low Low - "Mall-Nutrition"
12 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Sleeping With The Fishes, See?"
13 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
14 - This Is Hell - "Permanence"
15 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"

CD 2:
01 - Throwdown - "Holy Roller"
02 - A Life Once Lost - "Firewater Joyride"
03 - Beneath The Massacre - "Modern Age Slavery"
04 - NORA - "Save Yourself"
05 - Cellador - "Never Again"
06 - Since The Flood - "Strength"
07 - Anterior - "The Silent Divide"
08 - It Dies Today - "Reignite The Fires"
09 - Autumn - "My New Time"
10 - Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster - "Death Is An Alcoholic"
11 - Poison The Well - "Letter Thing"
12 - Walls Of Jericho - "And Hope To Die"
13 - See You Next Tuesday - "Honey I've Never Had Sex That Wasn't Awkward"
14 - Skeletonwitch - "Beyond The Permafrost (Demo)"
15 - The Minor Times - "Casket City Lights"
16 - The Human Abstract - "Vela, Together We Await The Storm"

Sights Of The Underground DVD:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Redemption"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Necro - "Beautiful Music For You To Die To"
06 - Darkest Hour - "Sound The Surrender"
07 - Amon Amarth - "Cry Of The Blackbirds"
08 - The Acacia Strain - "Angry Mob Justice"
09 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Like A Cat"
10 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
11 - This Is Hell - "The Polygraph Cheaters"
12 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"
13 - Kylesa - "Hollow Severer"
14 - Terror - "Lost' from 'Always The Hard Way"
15 - Misery Signals - "The Failsafe"

More info on the tour itself can be found at soundsoftheundergroundtour.com.

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This is Hell Complete Tour, To Record New Song

This Is Hell has posted an update after the completion of their recent tour with Comeback Kid. The band will take a break from touring to record a new song in June that will be featured on a Trustkill sampler this summer, as well as write more new songs. The band also announced that they'll hit the road with Blacklisted and Killing the Dream beginning in the end of June. Dates for that tour will be announced soon.

The band continues to tour in support of their 2006 release Sundowning.

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SOTU 2007 Lineup and Tour Dates Announced

Sounds of the Underground has announced the lineup for their annual tour. Following two straight appearances in the middle of the day, the event will be closed most nights by splatter metal champions, GWAR; ensuring that fans will remain blood and gore-free until the closing hours of the show. Three other bands will rotate in the headlining position prior to GWAR: a block-buster artist yet to be announced, face-shredding metal pugilists Chimaira, and experimental noisemakers Every Time I Die.

The day will be completed with a bill including Necro, Darkest Hour, Amon Amarth, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, HeavyHeavyLowLow, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Goatwhore, This Is Hell, and 2 Cents. Expect additional special guest headliners to join the bill on select dates.

The touring festival launches in July and runs into August. More...

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It Dies Today Add More US Tour Dates

It Dies Today have announced more tour dates with labelmates This Is Hell starting April 18 through May 4. The complete list of tour dates is as follows now:

March 24th in Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
March 25th in Chicago, IL @ Metro
March 27th in Papillion, NE (Omaha) @ The Rock
March 28th in St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
March 29th in Springfield, MO – Remington's Downtown
March 30th in Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
March 31st in Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 1st in Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
April 3rd in Orlando, FL @ The Social
April 5th in Metairie, FL @ The High Ground
April 6th in Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
April 7th in Dallas, TX @ The Door
April 8th in San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
April 10th in Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
April 12th in Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
April 13th in San Diego, CA @ Soma
April 14th in Ventura, CA @ Alpine
April 15th in Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
April 16th in Portland, OR @ Satyricon
April 17th in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
April 18th in Spokane, WA @ The Boulevard
April 19th in Boise, ID @ The Venue
April 20th in Salt Lake City, UT @ Country Club
April 21st in Denver, CO @ Marquis
April 22nd in Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
April 23rd in Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
April 24th in Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
April 25th in Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
April 26th in Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
April 27th in Toledo, OH @ Headliners
April 29th in Covington, KY @ Madhatter’s
May 1st in Huntington, WV @ TBA
May 2nd in Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 3rd in Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Garage
May 4th in Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Icon

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Poison The Well, This is Hell, The End To Tour

Poison The Well has announced a string of headlining dates to prepare for the release of their new full-length Versions. Joining them on this run is Long Island, NY's This Is Hell and experimental noise-core unit, The End. This is Poison The Well's first tour since last summer's STRHESS TOUR with Shadows Fall and first since recording their upcoming album for Ferret Music, Versions to be released this April. Speaking on the forthcoming trek drummer, Chris Hornbrook says "We're excited to hit the road and get a chance to shake our rust off and debut our new material to fans. We chose the opening bands based on their diversity of sound with ours and think kids will get a full package to enjoy." Joining members Hornbrook, Ryan Primack (guitar) and Jeffrey Moreira (vocals) will be their touring line-up of Mike MacIvor (formerly of Candiria) and Brad Clifford (of Since By Man).

Versions is the band's first release since 2003's You Come Before You on Atlantic Records, which sold over 130,000 copies in the U.S. Heading from their tropical home in Ft Lauderdale/Miami FL to Umea Sweden, the band recorded with the production team of Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Lovstro who recorded You Come Before You as well as classic albums by The Refused, Breach and others. Primack describes it as having many more colors and nuances than previous work. "The songs are pretty open ended and there's a lot of unique instrumentation in the background throughout such as Mandolins, slide guitar, horns and banjo." Primack who plays all of the unexpected instruments on the disc adds "this is not out of the blue, we actually started to add these elements to the last album but we didn't have time to flesh them out like with Versions. It's going to be a really different sounding album in hardcore, well as different as you can be in hardcore nowadays."

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This Is Hell Announce UK Tour Dates

This Is Hell will be doing a week-long UK tour this winter. Here are the tour dates:

11/28 Portsmouth, UK @ Guildhall w/ Lost Prophets
11/29 Hull, UK @ Ioe Arena w/ Lost Prophets
11/30 Manchester, UK @ The Star and Garter
12/1 Middlesborough, UK @ Town Hall w/ Lost Prophets
12/2 Blackburn, UK @ King George's w/ Lost Prophets
12/3 London, UK @ Underworld
12/4 Cardiff, UK @ The Barfly
12/5 Birmingham, UK @ Barfly

Soldiers, featuring former members of This is Hell recently signed with Eulogy Recordings.

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Soldiers Signs To Eulogy Recordings

Eulogy Recordings have signed the Long Island hardcore act Soldiers. The band, which features members of This Is Hell, had this to say about the signing:

"So it is now official...Soldiers have signed with Eulogy Recordings and we will be releasing our debut full length this summer with these radical dudes. We are so fucking siked you don't even know!!"

You can hear two tracks from the band on MySpace.

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This Is Hell Shoot New Video

This Is Hell filmed a video for the track "The Polygraph Cheaters" this past week in Philadelphia. Directing the effort was Doug Spangenberg (Lamb Of God, Terror).

This is Hell will be embarking on a co-headlining tour in just days, featuring Strike Anywhere and Bane.

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This Is Hell, Bane, Strike Anywhere Tour Dates

This Is Hell has announced that they'll be hitting the road this October on a co-headlining tour featuring Strike Anywhere and Bane. Here are the announecd tour dates:

10/5 Charleston, SC @ Cumberland's
10/6 Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/7 West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street Cafe
10/8 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
10/9 Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
10/10 Houston, TX @ Walters On Washington
10/11 Austin, TX @ Emo's
10/13 Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory LA
10/14 San Diego, CA @ Epicenter
10/16 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
10/17 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Attic
10/18 SanFrancisco, CA @ Pound SF
10/20 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/22 Boise, ID @ The Venue
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
10/24 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/28 Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall
10/29 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft

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This is Hell and Cancer Bats Plan Split 7"

Future Tense Records has announced plans to release a new split 7-inch featuring This Is Hell and Cancer Bats. The as-yet untitled split will have each band covering a track from the other. and a brand new song apiece.

This Is Hell recently released their Trustkill debut, Sundowning while Cancer Bats will be re-releasing their Canada-only album, Birthing the Giant in the US via Abacus.

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This Is Hell Replaces Bassist and Guitarist

This Is Hell recently added guitarist Chris Reynolds to their line-up. Reynolds, formerly of Scraps And Heart Attacks, replaces Joe Osolin, who left This Is Hell in early-July. Meanwhile, the band has also announced the departure of bassist Jeff Tiu. Tiu is amicably leaving the band to attend medical school and get married. He is being replaced by John Moore (ex-Subterfuge), who will make his live debut with the group on August 23rd.

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