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Unholy

From: Syracuse, NY, United States
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Below is our complete Unholy 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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Unholy Posts New Music Video Online

Unholy recently finished shooting a video for the song "These Wounds Never Heal," taken from their Prosthetic Records debut. The video was filmed and produced by Al Columbia, who are known as brilliant visionaries in the comics medium. Check out the video below:

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Entire Unholy Concert Footage Posted Online

Syracuse, NY metalcore band UNHOLY has posted an entire concert online, which they performed at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY earlier this year. It is available for viewing at the UVTV website or below:

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Unholy Posts Live Video Clip Online

New York's Unholy has posted a live video clip online for the song "Seeker Immortal," which was performed in Syracuse. The video can be found at this location.

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Tales From The Pit: Unholy Rocks A Boxing Ring

We've been talking to bands to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week's story comes from Unholy's Billy Price.

"We played this show in NYC and midway through one of our songs this fight breaks out in the pit and these two guys start slugging it out. Theyknocked over at least 5 people rolling around going at it, get back up and start trading blows, the crowd starts to form around them creating a boxing ring type of effect. No one bothers to step in or break it up and we keep playing while these guys try to take each others heads off. Finally one of the brawlers decided he had enough and disappeared into the crowd, the winner then proceeded to finish moshing to the rest of the song! It was probably the closest we will ever get to playing a live boxing match."

Next week we'll hear about Joe Vera's exploits at a 1986 Metallica show.

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Evergreen Terrace Posts New Song Online

Jacksonville, Florida metal band, Evergreen Terrace, has posted the first single from their upcoming full length, “Almost Home.” “Enemy Sex” is now available to stream on the band's MySpace page.

Speaking on the significance of the new album's title, James says, “We are a touring band, and it feels like we are forever saying we're ‘almost home.' Touring is something that nothing compares to, but there's a feeling of almost being home that resonates with all of us. In a way the band has come full circle back to its original home. We started this band for fun, and it lead us to success. Writing this album has brought us back to the beginning. It has been fun, crazy, frustrating, insomniatic and even with the inevitable pressure, pretty carefree.” More...

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The Acacia Strain Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

The Acacia Strain has announced the "Summer Slob" Tour, which will also feature Evergreen Terrace, Cruel Hand, and Unholy. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

7/17 - Doylestown, PA - Doylestown Moose Lodge
7/18 - Wilmington, DE - Harmony Grange
7/19 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
7/21 - Mt. Clemens, MI - Hayloft
7/22 - Evansville, IN - Boney Junes
7/23 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
7/24 - Orlando Park, IL - Moejoe’s Coffee House
7/25 - Fort Wayne, IN - Sunset Hall
7/26 - Toledo, OH - Headliner’s
7/27 - Erie, PA - Forward Hall
7/28 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
7/29 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
7/30 - Manchester, NH - Rockos
7/31 - Bucksport, ME - The Kave

8/1 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre

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Unholy Announces More Summer Tour Dates

The Syracuse, NY based metal act UNHOLY recently completed a full US tour alongside Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho in support of their new Prosthetic Records release "New Life Behind Closed Eyes."

Guitarist Jonathan Dennison comments about the recent tour with Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho; “The tour was fucking awesome! Our new songs went over really well live and it's been great meeting our fans and making new ones. We are very thankful for everyone’s support."

UNHOLY is now set to tour with Evergreen Terrace, The Acacia Strain, and Cruel Hand as a part of the Summer Slob Tour, which kicks off on July 17th in Pennsylvania.

Here are the latest UNHOLY tour dates: More...

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Stream Unholy's New Album In It's Entirety

The Syracuse, NY based metal band, UNHOLY, and their label, Prosthetic Records, are pleased to announce that “New Life Behind Closed Eyes” will be streaming in its entirety on Lambgoat.com this week.

Guitarist, Jonathan Dennison, comments about the full stream of the band’s upcoming release “New Life Behind Closed Eyes,” “Just when we thought we escaped Lambgoat, the home of NO CARE EVER! Now you get to take the first peak at our new record, two years since our Lambgoat debut. We can't wait to hear the feedback from some of the most creative posters on the internet." More...

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Unholy Reveals New Album Cover Art, Tour Dates

The Syracuse, N.Y.-based UNHOLY, who will support Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho on a national tour next month, have posted the Aeron Alfrey-designed cover art for their Prosthetic Records debut, "New Life Behind Closed Eyes," on their MySpace page.

"The cover as well as the interior art has really captured the mood of the lyrical content of our new record," says guitarist Jonathan Dennison. "Aeron went above and beyond bring these ideas to life."

The album, in stores May 12th, features the following track listing:

1. Seeker Immortal (currently streaming)
2. Children of Eternal Sleep
3. These Wounds Never Heal
4. Into The Flesh Of Another
5. The Blinding Light
6. Look To The Blood
7. No Faith
8. The Followers
9. Behind The Veil Of Darkness
10. New Life Behind Closed Eyes

The follow-up to 2007's "Blood of the Medusa" (Lambgoat Records), "New Life Behind Closed Eyes" was recorded at Syracuse's Moresound Studios (ED GEIN) and sees new vocalist Billy Price paint a scathing portrait of mankind's failures and shortcomings. The album's concept, written by Dennison, revolves around an end-time narrative of the final days of humanity delivered by its own hand.

UNHOLY will support All That Remains tomorrow night (Apr. 15) at Lost Horizon in Syracuse and perform at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday (Apr. 18). The band's tour with Earth Crisis kicks off May 2 in Fredericksburg, VA. More...

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

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Unholy Posts New Song, "Seeker Immortal," Online

The Syracuse, NY quintet, UNHOLY, has posted a new track, "Seeker Immortal," on their MySpace page. The song comes off the upcoming album "New Life Behind Closed Eyes" was recorded at More Sound Studios [Ed Gein] in Syracuse and will be released on May 12th through Prosthetic Records. More...

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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Unholy Finishing New Album, Reveals Tracklisting

After originally entering the studio in November, Unholy will finish up the recording process for their new album at the end of this month. Titled "New Life Behind Closed Eyes," the effort is tentatively set for a late-April release via Prosthetic Records. Additionally, Closed Casket Activities will be releasing a limited vinyl version as well.

Here's the track listing for Unholy's "New Life Behind Closed Eyes":

01. Children Of Eternal Sleep
02. Seeker Immortal
03. These Wounds Never Heal
04. Into The Flesh Of Another
05. The Blinding Light
06. Look To The Blood
07. No Faith
08. The Followers
09. Behind The Veil Of Darkness
10. New Life Behind Closed Eyes

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When Tigers Fight Prepares New EP

When Tigers Fight has announced plans to release a new six-song EP in mid-2009. The group, featuring members of Damnation A.D. and Unholy, among others, last released an album in 2006.

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Unholy Signs To Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of Syracuse, NY’s UNHOLY to the Los Angeles-based label’s ranks. Currently writing material for the band’s second full-length record, the forthcoming effort will be the follow-up to the band’s debut, "Blood Of The Medusa," which saw a June 2007 release through Lambgoat Records.

“We're really excited to share our future with Prosthetic Records, I think we'll fit well with their roster of already great bands,” UNHOLY guitarist Jonathan Dennison says. “We've been hard at work writing new material for our upcoming record with the addition of Billy Price on vocals, slated for spring of 2009. To say the least, this record will be very innovative and hard hitting...for extreme music fans everywhere!”

Featuring members of Path of Resistance, Another Victim, Godbelow, and Santa Sangre, UNHOLY most recently added Price to its ranks and the as-yet untitled effort will be the vocalist’s recording debut with the band. Two pre-production tracks are available on the band’s official MySpace page, while UNHOLY will enter Syracuse's Moresound Studios (Ed Gein) in November to record the forthcoming effort. More...

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Complete NEMHF 2008 Lineup Revealed

The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.

The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.

"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.

Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.

The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.

Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.

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10th Annual NEMHF Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.

Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.

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Ligeia Announces Winter Tour With Since The Flood

Ligeia and Since The Flood will hit the road together in mid-March for a few weeks of touring.

The following dates have been confirmed thus far:
Dates w/ The Miles Between
3/19 Monroe, CT @ Skatetime Roller Rink
3/20 Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage
3/21 East Strousburg, PA @ Monster Factory
3/22 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
3/23 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
3/24 Thomasville, NC @ Soundvent
3/25 Augusta, GA @ Club Hollywood

dates w/ Carnifex, With Blood Comes Cleansing
4/1 Panama City, FL @ VFW Post
4/2 New Orleans, LA @ The High Ground
4/3 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
4/5 Wichita Falls, TX @ American Legion 169
4/6 Shawnee, OK @ Fusion Affect Venue
4/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight Lounge
4/8 Mesa, AZ @ Cell Black Venue

dates w/ Unholy, With Blood Comes Cleansing
4/11 West Lake, CA @ Kung Fo Corner

dates w/ It Prevails, Unholy
4/14 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/15 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/18 Fargo, ND @ Red Raven Espresso Parlor
4/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Showcase Skatepark
4/20 Iowa City, IA @ Picador
4/24 Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
4/25 Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
4/26 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
4/27 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal Fest

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Unholy Booking Tour Dates

Unholy is booking a series of shows on their way out to California in April. If you'd like to book the group, send an email to chris.blackirisbooking@gmail.com. The routing is as follows:

4/3 Cleveland, OH
4/4 Cincinatti OH
4/5 Nashville TN
4/6 Joplin MO
4/7 Oklohoma City OK
4/8 Dallas TX
4/9 El Paso TX
4/10 Phoenix AZ

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Unholy Offer Update

Syracuse’s UNHOLY have posted the following update:

“In about three weeks we’re gonna give you a sneak peak of a pre-production song or two for our forthcoming record that will be recorded someday next year… we’re really syked on the new material… hope that you will be too! Next year we are gonna really busy on the road so if you haven’t got a chance to check us out yet… the time will come. We also have a few shows booked for the winter so check our page for that!”

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