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Below is our complete HourCast 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.
Friday, November 5th, Pennsylvania alt-metal band CKY's concert will be streamed live at 8pm CDT (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific/1a GMT) for free at therave.com. Hourcast and Lionize open the show.
CKY return to the music scene with the release of their new single "The Afterworld." The song is used during the closing credits of Paramount Pictures/MTV Films Jackass 3D, which is now in theaters nationwide. The track will also be featured on the Jackass 3D soundtrack, which will be released on October 26th via Epitaph Records. The single is also currently available digitally via iTunes.
On Sunday, November 7th, GWAR's Halloween concert at The Rave, originally broadcast on Halloween, will be re-aired (for a small PPV fee). GWAR fans across the known universe get a special treat with a rebroadcast of the concert, including sacrifices of Lady Gaga and Sarah Palin, plus a cameo appearance from the legendary Gor Gor, the infamous creature that lives under GWAR's drumkit. GWAR fans can see pictures and sample video from the show here.
Hourcast have just announced that they will be hitting the road this upcoming Fall with CKY. The tour kicks off in Teaneck, NJ on October 29th, and will wrap up in Towson, MD on November 13th.
Hourcast recently released their new album, "Dystopia," and unveiled a video for lead single, "Freakshow." The video can be seen below.
Tour dates with CKY are as follows:
10/29 Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
10/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/31 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/1 Flint, MI @ Machine Shope
11/2 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/4 West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
11/5 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
11/6 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
11/7 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
11/8 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/11 Boston, MA @ Paradise Club
11/12 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
11/13 Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Here's Hourcast's "Freakshow" music video:
The current reigning champ of all of the horror film franchises – Saw – will have the third and most psychologically intense installment of the series – Saw III hit theaters on October 27th. Fans of the series will be excited to hear that the Saw III Soundtrack (Artists' Addiction Records) will feature twenty tracks from of some of the hardest, bone crushing rock bands on the planet including: Blue October, Slayer, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Ministry, and many others. Brand new exclusive tracks from Static X "No Submission," and Drowning Pool "No More," are stand out songs on the Saw III Soundtrack.
Saw III (Twisted Pictures & Lionsgate) stars Shawnee Smith and Tobin Bell. Jigsaw has disappeared. With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff (Angus Macfayden) are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard.
Saw star Shawnee Smith makes a cameo singing backup vocals on Hydrovibe's track "Killer Inside" on the Saw III Soundtrack.
"I've am a huge fan of this band Hydrovibe!," commented Shawnee. "Heather St. Marie has a breathtakingly beautiful voice as powerful as my character in the Saw films: Amanda. I'm thrilled our female fan base has a movie and a soundtrack to sink our patent leather stilettos into."
Here is the final track listing for the Saw III soundtrack (as well as a couple of audio streams): More...
After a successful series of live performances with Sevendust, Boston electronic rockers HourCast will join the red hot 30 Seconds To Mars on a nationwide U.S. tour for the duration of the summer. Newcomers on the hard rock scene, HourCast blend unique elements of computerized rock and heavy metal to create a unique and often somber sound on their debut album State Of Disgrace.
"We had no preconceptions as to what the band would sound like," says vocalist Patrick McBride. The members of HourCast – Mcbride, drummer Jerry Clews, guitarist David Henriquez and bassist David Sullivan - have combined their varied influences to incorporate the heavy flavor of Deftones and Tool with the dark electronic atmosphere of Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode.
"Freeze", the first single from State Of Disgrace , is accompanied by an innovative animated video that has already received play on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball and FUSE Oven Fresh. Hard Drive Radio, XM and Music Choice have all begun playing HourCast's music as well.
Not being signed to a label could serve as a liability to some bands, but not HourCast. "We didn't have a label telling us what to do and that allowed us to add variety and flavor to the album," says McBride. HourCast is a band looking to gain ground in the current music scene. "Myspace and live shows are definitely helping us to build a fan base," says McBride.
The track listing for State Of Disgrace comprises: More...
Boston, Massachusetts' HourCast is readying their latest work, "State Of Disgrace," for a June 6, 2006 release via Alkamedia Records. HourCast combines elements of hard rock and metal with a distinct electronic influence. "We had no preconceptions as to what the band would sound like," says vocalist Patrick McBride. According to the press release, the members of HourCast – Mcbride, drummer Jerry Clews, guitarist David Henriquez and bassist David Sullivan - have combined their varied influences to create a unique sound that incorporates the heavy flavor of Deftones and Tool with the dark electronic atmosphere of Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode.
Not being signed to a label could serve as a liability to some bands, but not HourCast. "We didn’t have a label telling us what to do and that allowed us to add variety and flavor to the album," says McBride. HourCast is a band looking to gain ground in the current music scene. "Myspace and live shows are definitely helping us to build a fan base," says McBride.
The track listing for HourCast's "State Of Disgrace" comprises:
Almost Like Life
3rd Of July
Memories And Lies
HourCast will be on tour with Sevendust throughout the month of May (minus just announced shows that were cancelled due to an injury preventing Sevendust from performing): More...
Now that SEVENDUST’s three-month-plus headlining tour has come to a close, the band is taking a much deserved break, but they won’t be resting for very long. Starting May 4 in La Crosse, WI at the La Crosse Center the band--Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), John Connolly (guitar), Vince Hornsby (bass), Morgan Rose (drums), Sonny Mayo (guitar)—will head out for another batch of tour dates lasting through the month of May with SOiL and Hourcast.
Meanwhile, the second single from the band’s critically acclaimed fifth album, NEXT, has been burning up the Rock charts since its release. It was a Top Five Most Added track at Rock radio its first week out and it’s currently bulleted at #31 on Billboard’s “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart and #27 on the “Active Rock Tracks” chart. It’s also bulleted at #30 on Radio & Records’ “Active Rock” chart.
While you might think that the song’s a downer, it's far from it. It actually conveys an enlightening message and encourages fans to look at the brighter side of life. “The message in it is really positive,” explains guitarist Sonny Mayo. “It’s about living life thinking you’re gonna be a failure, and basing your whole existence on what other people or what another person told you about yourself, and finally coming out and realizing that it’s all about inner strength and it doesn’t matter what other people think about you. You could shed all the shame and all the guilt that you ever felt about things you did or things you didn’t do, and you could truly find the positivity even if you always thought you were going to be a failure.”
Here are the current confirmed tour dates:
Thu 5/4 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center
Fri 5/5 Superior, WI Wessman Arena
Sat 5/6 Peoria, IL Expo Gardens
Sun 5/7 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center
Tue 5/9 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Thu 5/11 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
Fri 5/12 McAllen, TX La Villa Real
Sat 5/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street
Mon 5/15 Baton Rouge, LA Texas Music Hall
Wed 5/17 Memphis, TN The New Daisy
Thu 5/18 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
Fri 5/19 Columbus, GA Bradley Theatre
Sat 5/20 Greenville, SC Anderson County Fairgrounds
Sun 5/21 Evansville, IN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
* All dates subject to change.
The first Soil/Sevendust tour dates have been released and are as follows. The band Hourcast will open for all shows.
May 4 - La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center
May 5 - Superior, WI @ Wessman Arena
May 6 - Peoria, IL @ Expo Gardens
May 9 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
May 17 - Memphis, TN @ The New Daisy