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Fjord

From: VA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Fjord News

Below is our complete Fjord 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.

Fjord Loses Two Members, Changes Name

In light of their recent line-up changes, Fjord has renamed themselves Reckoner. The group elaborates:

"Mike and Dan have decided to leave the band for personal reasons. There our no hard feelings and we wish them the best of luck. This left the rest of the of us in a shitty situation but we've decided to go on under a new name (Reckoner) and a little bit of new sound. Our new drummer is Chase White and he's a fucking man beast behind the kit and probably the craziest son of a bitch I have ever met in my life."

The band has posted two new demo tracks on their new MySpace page.

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Fjord Writing New Material

Virginia's Fjord is currently writing new songs and will record a demo next month. Meanwhile, the group recently added bassist Matt Defire (End Of The Universe) to their line-up.

Fjord recently wrapped up the "Too Loud For Crowds Tour" with The_Network and The Fire The Flood than ran from October into November.

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Fjord, The_Network Booking US Tour

Fjord, The_Network, and The Fire The Flood will be heading out together this October/November on the "Too Loud For Crowds Tour." If you can help with a show, send an email to mike@thealphaagency.net. The tentative routing is as follows:

10/22 Albany, NY
10/23 Buffalo, NY
10/24 Pittsburgh, PA
10/25 Columbus, OH
10/26 Cleveland, OH
10/27 Detroit, MI
10/28 Chicago, IL
10/29 Indianapolis, IN
10/30 St. Louis, MO
11/1 Joplin, MO
11/2 Tulsa, OK
11/3 Oklahoma City, OK
11/4 Dallas, TX
11/5 Shreveport, LA
11/6 New Orleans, LA
11/7 Pensacola, FL
11/8 Tallahassee, FL
11/9 Ocala, FL
11/10 Orlando, FL
11/11 Jacksonville, FL
11/12 Savannah, GA
11/13 Augusta, GA
11/14 Charlotte, NC

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Fjord Parts With Singer

Virginia's Fjord (Eulogy Recordings) has parted ways with singer Matt Tarpey (ex-Winter Solstice). The band comments:

"We want to be more of a full-time band. We really want to tour more and get our name out. So we mutually decided that finding another singer was the best way to go. Matt will always be our friend, there is no bad blood. He's talking about going back to school and without a doubt will pop-up later in another band. We appreciate anyone that has shown us support these last couple of years and truly hope we aren't alienating anyone with this decision. We are still booking shows starting in late-July and hope to see you all soon."

The band is seeking a replacement for Tarpey. Interested parties can contact them at fjord757@hotmail.com.

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The End Of The Universe Update

Virginia Beach-based metal act The End of the Universe have posted an update regarding the band's general plans to tour and record, as well as the individual members' side-projects.

Here is the official statement:

"We still exist, we're just on hiatus. There will be another TEOTU record. There will be more live shows. We will be kicking your nuts in once again.

Kenneth is touring with Fjord. They are good dudes and are surprisingly swoop-free. Check them out and check the schedule. They were just in Buffalo last night with The End. If you live in VB or thereabouts, they'll be playing Friday in Virginia Beach to wrap up the tour at Club Relevant.

Brett and Josh are seeing how the other half live, rocking in The Crimson Electric. 7" in the works and new mp3s up on MySpace. First show is this Thursday in Virginia Beach at Retro Lounge. Come out and get drunk.

Matt and Josh are also doing some new Tu Madre material this summer. Expect ridiculous levels of groove and severe taint uppercuttage. (MP3s here)

Chase has been breaking cymbals and weak women. He's been jamming some "High on Fire" influenced stuff and we'll update when there's more info on it."

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The End Tour Dates Released

THE END kick-off their Spring tour with POISON THE WELL today, April 3, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL along with FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES and HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW.

This is THE END's second match-up with PTW since the release of THE END's groundbreaking Elementary. This tour will cover ground extensively in the Eastern United States for the greater part of April, with THE END breaking off on their own in the Mid-West to perform shows with DON CABALLERO, PSYOPUS, FJORD and more. A complete listing of THE END tour dates can be found below with more to be announced shortly.

THE END Tour Dates:

***All Dates from April 3 thru April 20 w/ POISON THE WELL, FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES, HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW***

April 3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
April 4 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
April 5 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's
April 6 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
April 7 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
April 9 Winooski, VT Higher Ground
April 10 Portland, ME The Station
April 11 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
April 12 Providence, RI Living Room
April 13 South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
April 14 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
April 15 Rochester, NY The Olympic
April 16 Toledo, OH Headliners
April 18 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
April 19 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater
April 20 Menomonee Falls, WI Orchard Inn
April 23 Wichita, KS The Electric Snake (w/ Fjord)
April 25 St. Louis, MO Pops (w/ Fjord)
April 27 Mt. Clemins, MI The Hayloft (w/ Fjord)
May 2 Doylestown, PA Siren Records (w/ Fjord)
May 4 Virginia Beach, VA Club Relevant (w/ Fjord)
May 6 Charleston, SC Cumberlands (w/ Psyopus)
May 8 Wheeling, WV Yesterday's Draughthouse (w/ Psyopus)
May 9 Cleveland, OH Peabody's (w/ Psyopus)
May 12 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen (w/ Don Caballero)
May 13 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl (w/ Don Caballero)

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Fjord Recruits New Guitarist

Recent Eulogy Recordings' signees Fjord have recruited Kenneth Daugherty, guitarist for The End of the Universe to play for them full-time, including touring. Daugherty intends to remain with both bands.

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Fjord Signs To Eulogy Recordings

Fjord from Virginia Beach, featuring ex-members of Winter Solstice and To the Grave (formerly known as The Takeover), are the latest edition to the Eulogy Recordings roster.

Unsatisfied with the current direction of heavy music, Virginia Beach quintet Fjord formed in 2005. Constantly challenging themselves creatively, they adhere to a strict "anything goes" policy. The band is in love with the song writing process, and strives to be anything but typical. They will be recording this summer for their full-length debut on Eulogy.

You can check out some of their material on their Myspace page.

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