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Formed: 1999
From: Dallas, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Jacknife 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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Jacknife Seeking New Guitarist

Dallas-based Jacknife has posted the following ad for a new guitarist:

"Plain and Simple

"Don't suck, gotta know how to play, be cool, and have good gear.
And I stress, GOOD GEAR.
No CRATE amps.
No METALZONES.

"We are writing the new record METAL FACE and I would prefer someone who can contribute to the writing as well. We are looking for a band mate not a fill in.

"If you are interested, send a message and shoot me you're number.
Please send all message to the JACKNIFE page, not my personal one."

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Jacknife Announces Dallas Gig

Jacknife singer, Joe Ortiz, has checked in with the following update:

"Whats up metal heads!! We have been out of the loop for a bit, but now we are back and ready to fuckin JAM!! Mike Miller formerly of A Dozen Furies is now pulling drumming duties and we are fuckin stoked to have him. We have begun writing new songs for our next album 'METAL FACE.' We will be playing our first show in 6 mnths on May 1st @ the Skillman St. Pub in Dallas with Five Empty Chambers, Embrace The Embers, Fist Full Of War & Sky Cries Genocide."

"Come close the bar with us, we will be playing some tunes from every one of our albums!! We may even debut some new shit!!"

"See you there."

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Jacknife Announces New Drummer

Dallas-based Jacknife has announced the addition their new drummer, Mike Miller. Vocalist Joe Ortiz comments:

"What's up Metal Hedz!! We haven't been out and about lately so let me fill you in on what's goin on in the Jacknife camp. Josh(Rabbit) has left the band to dedicate his time to his new family in the making. We are happy for him and wish him the best, he is our brother and we support him 100% in his decision. Mike Miller, formerly of A Dozen Furies, is taking over drumming duties. We are stoked to have him and have started working on our next album. Our first show with Mike is scheduled to be @ Skillman St. Pub on May 1st. We will have some new songs and plan on being in the studio by summer time. We will keep everyone updated on how things are developing. See ya soon."

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Jacknife Finishes Tracking New Album

Dallas, Texas-based band Jacknife have posted the following studio update:

"We’re finally done tracking the entire album! Its been 4 months in the studio with working with Sterling Winfield & Josh Robinson (Sky Line Studios), but well worth it each moment. We’re all extremely happy with this album. And we know you guys will love it too. We cant wait till you guys hear it!"

The follow-up to 2005's "Moment of Reckoning" is currently being mixed & mastered by Tim Kimsey (Pantera, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate).

Catch Jacknife on stage this Saturday (March 22) at Reno's Chop Shop in Dallas, Texas.

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Jacknife Begin Recording New Album

Dallas, Texas-based band JACKNIFE has entered Skyline Studios in the group's hometown to being recording its new full-length album for a 2008 release. The group is working alongside Sterling Winfield and Tim "Timmy Tooth" Kimsey, who have more than 20 years of recording, mixing, producing, and engineering experience. In addition to recently engineering Vinnie Paul Abbott's HELLYEAH project, Winfield has worked with PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN, NICKELBACK, PISSING RAZORS, KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE, among many others. Tim Kimsey, who will be mixing and mastering the album, has worked with PANTERA, Vanilla Ice, Steve Perry, Paula Abdul, and has won a Grammy for Kirk Franklin's "The Nu Nation Project".

JACKNIFE's debut album, "Moment of Reckoning", was released in 2005 by Zero-Sum Records, the now-defunct label founded by then-DROWNING POOL, DAMAGEPLAN and LOSA manager Paul Bassman and Chris Paluska, then-manager of LOSA and former tour manager for DAMAGEPLAN.

JACKNIFE is currently seeking a new label home and will be hitting the road across the U.S. shortly after the new CD's release.

For more information, visit their Myspace page.

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Shrum Feat. Late Acid Bath Bassist Music Online

SHRUM, the long-defunct side-project of late ACID BATH bassist Audie Pitre and drum programmer/keyboardist/vocalist Tomas Viator (DISINCARNATE, SUFFER), had four songs from their "Red Devils and Purple Ringers" CD posted online at this MySpace tribute page.

Described as "a psychadelic, death metal mix of chaos," SHRUM used two bass players (with former JACKNIFE bassist Joseph J. Fontenot on second bass) and no guitarists.

After two well-received albums, ACID BATH's career came to an abrupt and tragic close in 1997 when Audie Pitre and his parents were killed in a drunk-driving accident (the other driver was at fault), according to Wikipedia. This effectively brought ACID BATH to an end, with the other members finding themselves unable to carry on in the same spirit. While rumors of another album circulated after the band's end, nothing new surfaced.

Dax Riggs (vocals) and Mike Sanchez (guitar), however, did go on to perform in AGENTS OF OBLIVION, releasing one self-titled album until that also ended. Dax formed and is currently in DEADBOY & THE ELEPHANTMEN. Sammy Duet (guitar) was once a member of CROWBAR, but has since left the band. He is now a member of black metal bands GOATWHORE and RITUAL KILLER and his doom metal band with Kelly Pitre (the brother of Audie) VUAL.

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Watch Jacknife's "A Glimpse Of Hell" Video Online

Jacknife are out with the video to their new single 'A Glimpse Of Hell', from the album 'Moment Of Reckoning'. You can watch it online at their official website, Jacknife.net.

As previously reported, Jacknife recently announced new drummer Josh Montano (Crematorium, War Within) from Austin, TX into the fold. Jacknife wraps up a month-long tour with Dryline and supporting acts Grindscrape and Sanguine Addiction at Classicsin Colorado Springs, CO tomorrow night (February 21).

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Dryline Posts Another Track Online

Dallas, TX based Dryline are streaming a 3rd track, “Upon This Blade” from their upcoming Zero-Sum Recordings debut. The track can be heard via their Myspace page. The track is also available on the upcoming AMP Magazine sampler. Two other tracks, “Cast For Your Heart” and “Last Day To Forget” are now available for download from their Myspace page as well.

Their CD titled Reach For The Surface was produced by D Braxton Henry (A Dozen Furies, Jacknife) at 379 Productions in Dallas, TX. The CD will be released by Zero-Sum Recordings March 7, 2006.

Dryline’s tour with label mates Jacknife begins on Feb 10 in Waco, TX.

Feb 10 2006 8:00P - Missions w/PENSYVE and HATCHETWORK Waco, TX
Feb 11 2006 8:00P - Longhorn Bar & Grill w/Blood Red Disciple and Nothing Hour Abilene , TX
Feb 12 2006 8:00P - Shakespeare’s Ale House w/Hatchetwork Austin, TX
Feb 13 2006 8:00P - The Meridian w/Neopocracy and Deep Above Surface Houston, TX
Feb 14 2006 8:00P - Subliminal Skatepark w/Enemy Breed on this day of love;) Sulphur, LA
Feb 15 2006 8:00P - Downtown Music and Records w/Drop Dead Syndicate Little Rock, AR
Feb 16 2006 8:00P - Hesher's w/Ft. Smith , AR
Feb 17 2006 8:00P - Nathan P. Murphy's w/Springfield, MO
Feb 19 2006 8:00P - The Red Kitten w/Dead Gone Salina, KS
Feb 20 2006 8:00P - Boobie Trap Bar w/Topeka, KS
Feb 21 2006 8:00P - Classics w/grindscape and Sanguine Addiction Colorado Springs, CO

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Jacknife and Dryline Plan Regional Tour

Starting February 10th in Waco, TX, Zero-Sum labelmates Jacknife and Dryline team up for a regional tour. Jacknife is out supporting their CD, Moment of Reckoning and Dryline is out previewing music from their upcoming Zero-Sum debut Reach For the Surface. There are two Dryline tracks from their forthcoming release available for preview or download through their Myspace page. The CD will be released March 7, 2006.

JACKNIFE AND DRYLINE TOUR DATES:

Feb 10 2006 8:00P @ Missions w/ PENSYVE Waco, TX
Feb 11 2006 8:00P @ Longhorn Bar & Grill w/ Blood Red Disciple and Nothing Hour Abilene , TX
Feb 12 2006 8:00P @ The Dirty Dog w/ Hatchetwork Austin, TX
Feb 13 2006 8:00P @ The Meridian w/ Neopocracy and Deep Above Surface Houston, TX
Feb 14 2006 8:00P @ Subliminal Skatepark w/ Enemy Breed on this day of love;) Sluphur, LA
Feb 15 2006 8:00P @ Downtown Music and Records w/ Drop Dead Syndicate Little Rock, AR
Feb 16 2006 8:00P @ Hesher's Ft. Smith , AR
Feb 17 2006 8:00P @ Nathan P. Murphy's Springfield, MO
Feb 19 2006 8:00P @ The Red Kitten w/ Dead Gone Salina, KS
Feb 20 2006 8:00P @ Boobie Trap Bar Topeka, KS
Feb 21 2006 8:00P @ Classics w/ grindscrape and Sanguine Addiction Colorado Springs, CO

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Jacknife Announce New Drummer

Jacknife have announced a new drummer: Josh Montano (Crematorium, War Within) from Austin, TX. The band thanks everyone who auditioned.

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Jacknife Announce January Tour Dates

Just off their highly successful tour with It Dies Today, Still Remains, Scars Of Tomorrow and Bullet For My Valentine, Jacknife has secured some January dates with Dead to Fall and Ion Dissonance. Here are the details of the upcoming run:

Jan. 19th Winchester Pavillion Lubbock, TX
Jan. 20th The Brick House Wichita Falls, TX
Jan. 21st Gypsy Tea Room Dallas, TX (also with Dryline)
Jan. 22nd Walter's on Washington Houston, TX

More Jacknife tour dates are expected to be announced soon.

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Watch Bullet For My Valentine's New Video Online

Bullet For My Valentine's new video for "Hand Of Blood" has just been posted on Trustkill.com. The band were just in Los Angeles shooting their brand new video for their upcoming album due out February 14, 2006. You can check out some photos from the shoot on their journal. Expect to see this video early next year.

Bullet For My Valentine just kicked off their first US tour last night with labelmates It Dies Today. All tourdates are below as well. The guys will be doing some in store appearances on this tour so you can meet them and hang out. Check out the "events" page for all details on BFMV and other Trustkill band events. More...

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Dryline Posts Track From Upcoming Album Online

Dallas, TX based Dryline has posted the 1st track, “Last Day To Forget”, from their upcoming Zero-Sum Recordings debut titled Reach For The Surface. You can listen to the track via their Myspace page.

Dryline recently completed the recording with producer D. Braxton Henry (Jacknife, A Dozen Furies) at 379 Productions in Dallas, TX. Their Zero-Sum debut will be released in February/March of 2006. In the meantime Dryline will be touring regionally with Vena Amori and in 2006 with label mates Jacknife.

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It Dies Today To Embark On Headline Run

It Dies Today will be embarking on a U.S. headlining run in November with Sinai Beach, Still Remains, Bullet For My Valentine and Jacknife in tow. Dates and venues are forthcoming.

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Jacknife Post Song Online For Download

Dallas, TX-based JACKNIFE have uploaded the track "Tears Fall Endless" to their MySpace.com page. The song comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Moment of Reckoning", due on September 13 via Zero-Sum Records, the new label founded by DROWNING POOL (Wind-Up), DAMAGEPLAN (Atlantic) and LOSA (Metal Blade) manager Paul Bassman and Chris Paluska, manager of LOSA and former tour manager for DAMAGEPLAN.

JACKNIFE will be on tour with fellow Texas metal band LOSA later this month to support "Moment of Reckoning". More information is available at www.jacknife.net.

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Jacknife Pushes Back CD Release Date Again

Jacknife has pushed back their CD release date another week to September 13th due to reasons beyond their control.

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Listen To Jacknife's New Album Online

An ecard for Jacknife's new album "Moment Of Reckoning" has been made available online and can be found here. The effort will see a September 06th release date through Zero-Sum.

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Jacknife Announce New Bassist

Chris Patterson formerly of Bloodties will be taking over bass duties for Jacknife. Jacknife vocalist, Joe Ortiz, comments: "He is a great addition to the band an awesome person and we are glad to have him, so make sure you are at our CD release party for our full length album "MOMENT OF RECKONING" Sept. 3rd @ the Curtain Club in Deep Ellum to welcome him in the right way. We'll see you all at the show."

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Jacknife Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Jacknife has posted this message on their official website regarding the departure of bassist Joseph J. Fontenot:

Due to reasons beyond his control, Joseph(Gumbo) will be leaving JACKNIFE after this Friday's show with Losa at Trees. So please come out and see him off. We will begin auditioning bass players after the show. ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE SERIOUS and are able to tour. We need to get things underway to be ready for our next tour.

It was great sharing a stage with him and I hope Gumbo gets everything he wants in life, he deserves it.

contact me if you would like to audition

joe@jacknife.net

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Jacknife Pushes Back CD Release Date

Jacknife have posted this message on their official website:

Okay, only a lil bit of bad news, but nothing huge,
Our CD release has been pushed back once again and hopefully for the last time. It is now scheduled to be released on Sept. 6th 2005. Sorry, we are a little bummed, but the main thing is that it is going to be out soon.

Our CD Release show is now Sept 3rd featuring: Dryline, Bloodties, the Destro and The Aftermath @ the The Curtain club. I hope that everyone will attend and help make this a huge comeback show for us. We can never say it enough, THANK YOU for all of your support. We will be home soon.

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