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War of Ages

Formed: 2003
From: Erie, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest War of Ages News

Below is our complete War of Ages 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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The Acacia Strain Posts New Studio Video Blog

Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, has posted the latest installment of their on-going in-studio video blog series. After the fall out of last week's video, front man Vincent Bennett shows his devotion to perfection by working on some new vocal patterns he's never experimented with before. THE ACACIA STRAIN entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producer Zeuss to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent" last month. The album will be released later in 2010 by Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below:

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Tour Dates Announced For "Cool Tour"

2010 will see the inaugural edition of the "Cool Tour," which will feature As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The Cool Tour will begin on July 12 in Orlando, FL and comes to a halt in San Francisco, CA on August 1st.

“After taking last summer off to focus on writing new material, we'll be back out this year in support of our latest album, The Powerless Rise,” states As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso. “We've got a killer line up of bands that share the same passion for heavy music and putting on a great show every night for the fans. You don't want to miss a tour as good as this.”

“We're looking forward to get out on the Cool Tour this summer,” states Underoath guitarist Tim McTague. “2010 has been a transitional year for Underoath, and we are looking forward to putting our new direction in motion.” McTague also adds, “Cool Tour is the perfect place to come out and show everyone what Underoath of the future will sound like.”

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

7/12 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues (7 bands only; no Acacia Strain)
7/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
7/14 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
7/15 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
7/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/17 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
7/18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
7/21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/23 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
7/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Complex
7/25 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
7/27 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
7/28 - Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
7/30 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
8/1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

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Facedown Records Offers Free Spring 2010 Sampler

Facedown Records is the latest label to offer a free spring sampler, offering their own 13 track compilation. You can download it for free here (enter code "FACEDOWN").

Here's the tracklisting for the Facedown spring sampler:

1. War Of Ages - "Desire"
2. Onward To Olympas - "Sink Or Swim"
3. A Hope For Home - "The Machine Stops"
4. Wrench In The Works - "Project AK-47"
5. Hands - "Of The Flesh"
6. For Today - "Saul Of Tarsus (The Messenger)"
7. Call To Preserve - "Hope For The Fallen"
8. A Plea For Purging - "Malevolence"
9. Sleeping Giant - "The Army Of The Chosen One"
10. Impending Doom - "More Than Conquerors"
11. Take It Back! - "Hollow Eyes"
12. Letter To The Exiles - "It's Never Safe To Dream"
13. Saving Grace - "Unbreakable"

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War Of Ages Streaming New Song

Christian metallers War of Ages have announced their upcoming album "Eternal" will be released on April 13th, 2010. You can hear a brand new song from the album called "Desire," which features Tim Labesis of As I Lay Dying, on the bands official MySpace page. War of Ages also has the following upcoming tour dates:

6/30 2010 Cornerstone (Headlining HM Stage) Bushnell, Illinois
7/17 2010 SONSHINE FEST - HM STAGE Willmar, Minnesota
8/13 2010 PURPLE DOOR FESTIVAL (headlining Facedown day) Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

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Living Sacrifice Streaming New Song Online

Arkansas metal band Living Sacrifice have posted another new song, "They Were One," up on their MySpace page. The song is off their upcoming album, entitled "The Infinite Order," which is available in stores and online January 26th.

Upcoming Living Sacrifice tour dates are as follows:

1/15 - The Abbey - Memphis, Tennessee
1/16 - Habitat For Humanity Benefit @ Friendship Church - Athens, Alabama
2/05 - Rocketown w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Nashville, Tennessee
2/06 - Juanitas w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Little Rock, Arkansas
2/07 - Fat Daddy’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Dallas, Texas
2/08 - White Rabbit w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - San Antonio, Texas
2/09 - Meridian w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Houston, Texas
2/10 - Marquis Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Tulsa, Oklahoma
2/11 - Skia w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Bentonville, Arkansas
2/12 - El Torreon w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Kansas City, Missouri
2/13 - Community Center w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Jefferson, South Dakota
2/14 - The Vault w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Buffalo, Minnesota
2/15 - Reggie’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Chicago, Illinois
2/17 - Emerson Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Indianapolis, Indiana
2/19 - Imagine This w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Grand Ledge, Michigan
2/20 - Forward Hall w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Erie, Pennsylvania
2/21 - Chameleon Club w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2/22 - Aquifer Music Venue w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Clinton, New Jersey
2/23 - Sonar w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Baltimore, Maryland
2/24 - Club Relevant w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Virginia Beach, Virginia
2/25 - The Brewery w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Raleigh, North Carolina
2/27 - The 7 Venue w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Douglasville, Georgia
2/28 - Murray Hill Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Jacksonville, Florida

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Living Sacrifice Announces US Winter Tour Dates

Arkansas death metal band Living Sacrifice has announced the following winter 2010 US tour dates:

Jan 15 - The Abbey - Memphis, Tennessee
Jan 16 - Habitat For Humanity Benefit @ Friendship Church - Athens, Alabama
Feb 05 - Rocketown w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Nashville, Tennessee
Feb 06 - Juanitas w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Little Rock, Arkansas
Feb 07 - Fat Daddy’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Dallas, Texas
Feb 08 - White Rabbit w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - San Antonio, Texas
Feb 09 - Meridian w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Houston, Texas
Feb 10 - Marquis Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Feb 11 - Skia w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Bentonville, Arkansas
Feb 12 - El Torreon w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Kansas City, Missouri
Feb 13 - Community Center w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Jefferson, South Dakota
Feb 14 - The Vault w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Buffalo, Minnesota
Feb 15 - Reggie’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Chicago, Illinois
Feb 17 - Emerson Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb 19 - Imagine This w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Grand Ledge, Michigan
Feb 20 - Forward Hall w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Erie, Pennsylvania
Feb 21 - Chameleon Club w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Feb 22 - Aquifer Music Venue w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Clinton, New Jersey
Feb 23 - Sonar w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Baltimore, Maryland
Feb 24 - Club Relevant w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Feb 25 - The Brewery w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb 27 - The 7 Venue w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Douglasville, Georgia
Feb 28 - Murray Hill Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Jacksonville, Florida

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War of Ages Posts New Video

War of Ages released a video for "All Consuming Fire," a song from their latest album "Arise and Conquer."

War of Ages will be playing the Facedown Fest, which is a inexpensive and fun festival. Metal Underground has that information for you here.

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Headbangers Ball Program for March 28

Tonight's Headbangers Ball will air from 10PM-12AM on MTV2 (note new time for this week only) and will be hosted by Queensryche. Here's the lineup:

MASTODON - DIVINATIONS
HATEBREED - TO THE THRESHOLD
LAMB OF GOD - SET TO FAIL
WAR OF AGES - ALL CONSUMING FIRE/HBB PREMIERE
(HED)P.E. - RENEGADE
MEGADETH - NEVER WALK ALONE…A CALL TO ARMS
LACUNA COIL - OUR TRUTH
LIZZY BORDEN - UNDER YOUR SKIN/HBB PREMIERE
STATIC-X - STINGWRAY
SLIPKNOT - DEAD MEMORIES
DOPE - 6-6 SICK
CANNIBAL CORPSE - EVISCERATION PLAGUE
EXODUS - RIOT ACT
CATTLE DECAPITATION - REGRET & THE GRAVE
DIMMU BORGIR - THE SERPENTINE OFFERING
HEAVEN AND HELL - SHADOW OF THE WIND
KREATOR - HORDES OF CHAOS
QUEENSRYCHE - IF I WERE KING/HBB PREMIERE

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War Of Ages Announces US Headlining Tour Dates

War Of Ages have announced their first US headlining tour in support of their newest album, "Arise And Conquer," in the spring. Also on the tour is Destroy The Runner, Inhale Exhale, Hands, and Hope For The Dying. The tour dates are as follows:

w/ Destroy The Runner, Inhale Exhale, Hope For The Dying:

02/27 - Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
03/01 - Crofton, MD @ The Macc
03/02 - Clinton, NJ @ The Aquifer
03/03 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
03/04 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
03/06 - Wilmington, NC @ Lamp Stand Light Club
03/07 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
03/08 - Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
03/09 - Tampa, FL @ Real Life Church
03/10 - Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Post 33
03/12 - Athens, AL @ Friendship Church
03/13 - McCalla, AL @ The Fish
03/14 - Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
03/19 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
03/20 - Mokena, IL @ Soundlab
03/21 - Springfield, IL @ Blacksheep Café

w/ Destroy The Runner, Hands, Hope For The Dying:

03/22 - Poplar Bluff, MO @ The Well
03/23 - Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
03/24 - Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
03/25 - Fort Smith, AR @ Amp'd Regeneration
03/26 - Dallas, TX @ The Max
03/27 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
03/29 - Abilene, TX @ The Key
04/01 - Mesa, AZ @ Badlands Music Venue
04/02 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Vertical
04/03-04 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse - FACEDOWN FEST

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Facedown Fest 2009 Details Revealed

Details for the 2009 Facedown Fest have been announced. The event takes place on April 3 and 4, 2009 at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Performances start at 5pm both days. Tickets are $15 for one night and $25 for both nights. The lineup is as follows:

Friday:
Sleeping Giant
War of Ages
For Today
Wrench In The Works
Take It Back!
The Great Commission
Hands
My Epic

Saturday:
Impending Doom
xDeathstarx
A Plea For Purging
No Innocent Victim
Call To Preserve
Earth From Above
Theives & Liars
A Hope For Home
Hope For The Dying
The Rekoning

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War Of Ages Shooting New Video With Fans

Pennsylvania based metal act War of Ages has issued the following statement about needing fans for an upcoming video shoot:

"We'll be shooting our 2nd music video "All Consuming Fire" from our newest release "Arise and Conquer". We want this video to show our appreciation to all of you! If it wasn't for all of your dedication we would not be where we are today. So thank you soo much!! **Come on Saturday February 7th at Forward Hall, the video shoot will start at 7pm.

**This will be a FREE video shoot!!! Everyone is invited!! Lace up those dancing shoes and come represent your scene. We want to see everyone from all over.

**Most of all we want to dedicate this to our local hardcore and metal scene! Everyone come out and lets have some fun. Come prepared to sing along.

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Terror Posts Muisc Video for "Betrayer" Online

Right in the midst of the extremely successful Persistence Tour 2008 together with label mates Sick Of It All and Heaven Shall Burn, hardcore outfit TERROR has posted a brand-new video clip for the song "Betrayer," check it out at this location. The song comes off TERROR’s "The Damned, The Shamed."

Remaining PERSISTENCE TOUR 2008, featuring SICK OF IT ALL, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, TERROR, BORN FROM PAIN, DISCIPLINE, H2O, WAR OF AGES, dates are as follows:

12/09 - Paris - Elysee Montmarte (France) + APOCALYPSE NOW
12/10 - Tilburg - O13 (Netherlands) + THE SETUP
12/11 - London - Forum (Great Britain)
12/12 - Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
12/13 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (Germany) + SLAPSHOT + ENERGY + ALL FOR NOTHING
12/14 - Hamburg - Docks (Germany) + A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS

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Saints Never Surrender, Venia On Sonshine Fest

SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER and VENIA have been confirmed among the first batch of announced bands for the Sonshine Festival 2009. Held during July in Willmar, Minnesota, the festival has always been heralded by fans and bands alike as one of the best events of the year.

Some other decent heavy bands confirmed for the festival include Destroy the Runner, The Showdown, Once Nothing and War Of Ages among many other bands.

For a complete list of announced bands and to buy tickets, visit the Sonshine Festival website.

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Hatebreed To Autograph Every DVD Bought On Tour

As previously reported, to celebrate the release of their first-ever DVD, metal hardcore pioneers Hatebreed will hit the road in support of their first ever live DVD, "Live Dominance" (KOCH Records). This highly-anticipated DVD will be released on the same day as the first headlining date of this tour – Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008. Joining Hatebreed will be fellow heavy hitters Emmure, Soilent Green, War of Ages, and Catalepsy.

For this special release, Hatebreed will autograph each and every copy sold of the new DVD at each of these shows. The "Live Dominance" DVD will be available for sale at the band’s merch table each night. Additional details will be made available soon on how the autograph signings will take place.

Jamey Jasta comments “We’re excited we managed to get these dates scheduled so we can celebrate the release of our first ever live DVD by playing an extra long set for all of our diehards! This tour will hit a bunch of cities we weren't able to hit on the Jager run so be ready to rage!!! We also plan on doing some special signings so stay tuned for more info. These will be our last shows until Stillborn Fest 08, so don’t miss out!”

"Live Dominance" is set to include over 2 hours of live footage including the full sold-out Detroit, Harpo’s show shot in March of this year on the band’s Supremacy tour. The multi-camera concert was filmed entirely in Hi-Definition. The DVD will also include a ton of bonus features shot specifically for the release including brand-new band interviews, bonus live videos, fan testimonials, and much much more. More...

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Hatebreed Announces North American Shows

Hardcore metallers Hatebreed will be doing a short tour in September to promote their forthcoming DVD. Joining them on the bill will be Soilent Green, Emmure, War Of Ages and Catalepsy.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 2 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock
September 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
September 4 - State College, PA @ Lulu’s
September 5 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
September 7 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
September 8 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 9 - Long Island, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
September 10 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
September 11 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
September 12 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
September 13 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 14 - Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon

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Soilwork Drummer Checks In

SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who recently laid down the drum tracks on NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane's new solo album ("Praises To The War Machine"), has issued the following update:

"Right now I'm tearing up them drums with SOILWORK alongside THROWDOWN, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and WAR OF AGES just about everywhere in the U.S. Yessireee, the Scum Of The Earth Tour is a heavy-ass package to say the least! If you wanna feel that metal fist crack your skull, better get your tickets now on the SOILWORK website or MySpace — be fast while supplies last!

"And now for something quite exclusive and fancy: [Here] you can discover the artwork for the upcoming Warrel Dane album 'Praises To The War Machine'! This groovy slab of metal is due out on April 28th in Europe and May 13th in the U.S. on Century Media, and you can listen to the song 'Messenger' (featuring a guest appearance by shredmeister Jeff Loomis of NEVERMORE) on Warrel Dane's MySpace page. More...

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Soilwork Cancel Tonight's Show In Dallas, Texas

SOILWORK has been forced to cancel their Dallas appearance this evening at The Door with THROWDOWN, THROUGHT THE EYES OF THE DEAD and WAR OF AGES. The following statement was given on behalf of the band by their tour manager:

“Soilwork regret missing the show but the weather conditions prevented us from making the near 700 mile drive to the show from our previous night's headline show. We were stopped by an ice storm that nearly caused our bus to crash in the middle of the night. The roads could not be travelled. We are currently stranded in western Texas where there was an ice storm last night and everything is covered in ice. It actually started in New Mexico and I am surprised we even got this far. The roads are not drivable. They are all iced over and all cars and trucks are pulled off until they thaw. Being we are still close to 500 miles away and the temperature is not due to rise for hours our driver won't drive. The wind is strong and the bus was literally sliding off the highway with all the ice and we were only driving 15 mph. Last night we almost flipped the bus trying to navigate these roads and the bus actually turned sideways sliding down causing it to almost flip over. Looks like it snows in Texas when the Swedes come over here. Very rare.“

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Facedown Fest 2008 Announced

The 10th annual Facedown Fest will take place on March 28th and 29th in Pomona, CA at the Glasshouse. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, January 9th and will be $15 for single day tickets or $25 for two-day passes. The event will feature performances from War Of Ages, Impending Doom, Seventh Star (final show), Sleeping Giant, xDeathstarx, Inked In Blood, xLooking Forwardx, Means, A Plea For Purging, Kingston Falls, Remove The Veil, Wrench In The Works in addition to several acts yet to be announced.

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As I Lay Dying Frontman Producing War Of Ages

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis will be producing War Of Ages' upcoming album, which the band is currently writing. According to the group, "We've been hard at work with Tim these last few months constructing our new album. Our new material is the best we've written to date and you won't be disappointed." Facedown Records is expected to release the effort next spring.

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More Dates For Throwdown Tour Confirmed

THROWDOWN will headline The Scum Of The Earth Tour, which is set to kick off in February and will cross the United States (and some Canadian cities as well) through early April. It is the band's first headlining tour in support of their new album, "Venom & Tears," which was released in August.

Joining Throwdown on the bill for the Scum Of The Earth Tour, which is presented by Black Rose District Clothing, will be Swedish metal madmen Soilwork, whose own "Sworn to a Great Divide" was recently released to rave reviews from fans and critics. THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD are also onboard, touring in support of a new album of their own, "Malice." War Of Ages rounds out what is sure to be a devastating lineup.

"We haven't headlined our own tour in a long time, which is exciting," commented Throwdown frontman Dave Peters. "The most rewarding thing about playing our songs live is interacting and communicating with the audience. And now that our new album has been out for a few months, the songs have had a chance to really sink in, and we're looking forward to seeing people's reactions to songs both new and old."

"We're also very stoked to be touring with Soilwork who are coming all the way over from Sweden," Peters added. "And with THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and War Of Ages onboard, it's a very strong and diverse bill."

"Venom & Tears" is Throwdown's fastest-selling album, garnering favorable comparisons to landmark records by legendary metal bands while offering newfound metallic depth and emotional complexity. Peters recently interviewed Sepultura/ Soulfly founder Max Cavalera for Revolver's "Rebel Meets Rebel" feature.

Throwdown have spent the last four years on the road as part of Vans Warped Tour, Ozzfest, Sounds of the Underground and as support for Machine Head, Soulfly, Lamb Of God, In Flames and As I Lay Dying, pausing briefly to write and record "Venom & Tears" and 2005's "Vendetta" album.

Soilwork is currently part of a massive US tour with Killswitch Engage and Lamb Of God. The band's new single is featured as a downloadable track for Guitar Hero III. THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will soon shoot another video with director Dave Brodsky, having taken part in a sold-out tour with All That Remains and As I Lay Dying. War Of Ages is busy writing the followup to Pride of the Wicked, which will be produced by Tim Lambesis.

The Scum Of The Earth Tour will be preceded by Throwdown dates in smaller cities on the West Coast with My Children My Bride and Arsonists Get All The Girls in support. Look for confirmed dates for that very soon.

"We're going to be stepping up our production on this tour as well, both sonically and visually," Peters added. "And with a bill as energized as this one, it's going to make for a great show all around."

Here are the confirmed dates for the SCUM OF THE EARTH TOUR featuring Throwdown, Soilwork, Through the Eyes of the Dead and War Of Ages: More...

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