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Below is our complete Forwardhead 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.

Forwardhead Working On New Album

Maryland alternative metal band Forwardhead has been working on material for a new album and issued the following update:

"We have been working on pre-production for the new CD since July. We have written and arranged 11 songs and will begin recording them in early November. Unfortunately we will not be playing many shows during our recording. Be patient....it will be worth the wait. The new stuff is much more technical - along the lines of our first record "Elevate" but is still heavy like "Pieces".....actually heavier (Diezel Amps are amazing). We are truly excited about the new material and hope to have it out to you sometime next Summer. You'll be hearing from us soon."

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Forwardhead Offer Tour Update

Forwardhead frontman Ron Turner sent in the following road report from their "Taking Back The Suffering" tour:

"Hey guys! This is Forwardhead checking in from our Taking Back The Suffering Tour! We are currently en route to Rochester, but wanted to let you know that the tour has been fantastic so far! The response from the crowds has been fantastic, and people are really into the music! We expect nothing less from the remaining dates on the tour, so there will be another update once our Totonto show is over tomorrow night.

Rocking from the road,
Forwardhead"

The remaining "Taking Back The Suffering" tour dates are as follows:

Jul 24 2007 8:00P The Penny Arcade, Rochester, New York w/ Rachel's Dead, Ace Merrill, The Shattering Moon, Kaged
Jul 25 2007 7:00P The Reverb, Toronto, Ontario w/ Sonica, Da Bears
Jul 27 2007 8:00P Broadway Joes, Buffalo, New York w/ Cadence
Jul 28 2007 6:00P The Mojo Room, Ringgold, Virginia (unplugged performance)

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Forwardhead Takes The Next Step w/ Pieces Release

Now that Forwardhead has announced the first batch of their headlining tour dates, I am officially late on this show report. On Saturday, May 26, over Memorial Day Weekend, I made my second trip to Baltimore's excellent Ram's Head Live, this time to catch the Metalunderground.com-sponsored Forwardhead CD release party. The bill sported five local bands playing a show in celebration of Forwardhead's long-awaited album "Pieces" being released. The all-ages show was to feature a screening of their first video as well.

I entered just as the first band, Phantom Communique was taking the stage. The crowd was a decent size - somewhere upwards of 200 people I'd estimate - which worked well for the Ram's Head Live's configuration. The balcony areas were closed off, as the main floor (that I consider small for a sold out show) was sufficient for a crowd this size. The venue seemed ideal for a smaller crowd like this and the show had a feel somewhat more professional than a local show, but more laid back than a bigger concert. More...

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Forwardhead Announce East Coast Tour Dates

The first leg of the Metalunderground.com sponsored "Taking Back The Suffering Tour 07" headlined by Forwardhead tour has been announced and kicked off Saturday with some East-coast tour dates. Support varies on each date (see below for details):

Jul 14 2007 Sonar, Baltimore, MD w/ Agents of the Sun, A Freudian Slip, Eleven 54, and Foretold
Jul 16 2007 7:00P The Trash Bar Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York w/ Never The Nines, Cerebral, Tattooed Millionaires, Tears of Cain
Jul 17 2007 8:00P Grape Street Pub, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Phantom Communique, Seventh Seal, The Benjamins
Jul 19 2007 8:00P The 449 Room, Trenton, New Jersey, The Dead Outnumber The Living, Detroy the Machine
Jul 20 2007 8:00P Northern Lights, Clifton Park (Albany), New York w/ The Battle of Los Angeles (Rage Against The Machine tribute band)
Jul 21 2007 7:00P The Compound, Fitchburg, Massachusetts w/ The Compound
Jul 24 2007 8:00P The Penny Arcade, Rochester, New York w/ Rachel's Dead, Ace Merrill, The Shattering Moon, Kaged
Jul 25 2007 7:00P The Reverb, Toronto, Ontario w/ Sonica, Da Bears
Jul 27 2007 8:00P Broadway Joes, Buffalo, New York w/ Cadence
Jul 28 2007 6:00P The Mojo Room, Ringgold, Virginia (unplugged performance)

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Exclusive Forwardhead Song "14 Cubed" Online

In conjunction with Parkville, MD alternative metal band Forwardhead, we've posted an exclusive track on Metal Underground.com's MySpace page to promote their current/upcoming album, "Pieces." You can listen to the track "14 Cubed," which is a live track at the end of the album, exclusively on our MySpace page for the next few weeks – so head over now and check it out.

As previously reported, Forwardhead's debut album, "Pieces," was released via Hard Volume Records on May 1, 2006. "Pieces" was recently reviewed by Metal Underground.com and recieved a 3.5 out of 5 skull rating with the reviewer saying "Forwardhead are to be commended for their ability to make a three piece sound like a four piece. Everyone is pulling double duty and it shows."

Furthermore, Metalunderground.com has been announced as a sponsor of the band's release party on May 26, 2007 at the Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, MD and forthcoming worldwide headlining tour (tour dates to be announced).

To hear additional music from Forwardhead's debut album, check out their MySpace page here.

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Metalunderground.com Sponsors Forwardhead Tour

Metalunderground.com has signed on as a sponsor of local Parkville, Maryland alternative metal band Forwardhead’s release party concert and forthcoming worldwide tour.

Hard Volume recording artist Forwardhead, often compared to Tool both for their vocals and bass-heavy and sometimes spacey sound, recently released their debut full-length album "Pieces" on May 1, 2007.

The all-ages release party event will take place on May 26, 2007 at the Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, MD. Special guests for the event include Blind Rhetoric, Forgotten, Seventh Seal and Tommyhate. Forwardhead's new video for their first single, "Second Guess," will also be premiered at the show and every $15 ticket includes a free copy of the new release "Pieces," making this show one that fans of heavy music should not miss.

Hard Volume label owner Joe Natoli is vehement about the importance of the release party show on May 26: “This gig is our chance to show the naysayers that the only thing that truly matters is the music. It's an opportunity to prove that size is irrelevant, that the independent labels and musicians bring something to the table that's as good as (or better) than what the mainstream shoves down our throats every day.”

The show will be the first show of the 2007-2008 "Taking Back the Suffering" world tour, which will see the band tour North America, Canada, the Netherlands and several other countries. The tour is still being booked and tour dates will be announced at a future date.

Metalunderground.com founder Doug Gibson commented on the sponsorship arrangement, “Supporting local bands is one of the best ways to support underground metal and Hard Volume has a number of quality metal bands from our area on their roster. Furthermore, Forwardhead has the potential to break through with their debut release and one of the most rewarding parts of doing what I do is seeing underground bands ‘make it’ and become successful.”

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Forwardhead Prepare CD Release and Release Party

Hard Volume recording artist Forwardhead will be releasing their debut full-length album "Pieces" on May 1, 2007. The band will be playing a release party event on May 26 at the Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, MD. Special guests for the event include Blind Rhetoric, Forgotten, Seventh Seal and Tommyhate. Forwardhead's new video for their first single, "Second Guess," will also be premiered at the show. To top it off, every $15 ticket includes a free copy of the new release "Pieces."

The show will be the first show of the 2007-2008 "Taking Back the Suffering" World Tour, which will see the band tour North America, Canada, the Netherlands and several other countries currently being booked.

Again, the details are:

Hard Volume Records presents
Forwardhead "PIECES" CD Release Event
Saturday May 26th, 2007
Rams Head Live
Downtown Baltimore MD
ALL AGES
Special Time: 7:00 PM!!

Special Guests:

Blind Rhetoric
Forgotten
Seventh Seal
Tommyhate

As if there's not enough incentive to check out this show, you'll be supporting independent music (the bands and label) by attending as well. Tickets available through Hard Volume Records.

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Hard Volume Records Label Showcase Gig

Hard Volume Records is holding a label showcase concert at Baltimore's House of Rock on Friday, February 24, 2006. Bands featured and scheduled to play include Forwardhead, Durden, Crank and Seventh Seal. The show is for 18 and over and you can buy tickets for $5 in advance at hardvolume.com.

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Forwardhead's CD Release Party To Be On MTV2

Forwardhead's CD release party this Saturday, November 12 (at 8pm) at Fletcher's in Baltimore, MD is being filmed by MTV2. Also playing will be Elisium, Anamide, and 7 Days Torn. You can get tickets directly from the band's label, Hard Volume, or through regular ticket outlets.

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Anthrax Show Report From Jaxx in Springfield, VA

Thursday, October 6, I made it out to Springfield, VA to see Anthrax play at Jaxx. I’d been looking to catch them live since before they started touring with their reunited “classic” lineup including singer Joey Belladonna, but I thought the classic lineup would great to see as well. I was actually quite pleased that they had a headlining gig in my area since I’m not a big Priest fan and would rather Anthrax had a headliner’s time to play.

I’d read on the Internet that day before getting in my car for the hour and fifteen minute drive - due to traffic and rain – that the show was nearly sold out. It didn’t surprise me, as Jaxx is a pretty small club, holding maybe a few hundred people at most. What did surprise me was that Anthrax was playing there in the first place, but apparently they have some history with the club and/or owner.

I barely got there in time to make my interview with Joey (which will be online shortly). Just as I wrapped that up and made my way back into the club, the first local opener was just about set up and ready to play. More...

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