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I Scream Records has announced the signing of New York hardcore legends MADBALL for the European territory.
Label owner Laurens Kusters said of the signing: "Over the last few years, we've worked very close with MADBALL on releases such as the 'Resistance Tour DVD Volume 2' and the 'Worldwide Tribute to the Real Oi Compilation'. To be able to work this highly anticipated new full-length, due for release in September 2007, is icing on the cake in this 13th year of business for the label."
I Scream Records, which opened an Los Angeles office in late 2005, is one of the leading European hardcore/punk labels.
Two songs from the forthcoming SICK OF IT ALL tribute album — HATEBREED's version of "Ratpack" and BOUNCING SOULS' rendition of "Good Lookin' Out" — are available for listening on the Sick Of It All's MySpace page for the CD.
"Our Impact Will Be Felt" will hit shelves in the United States on April 24 through Abacus Recordings and features such additional heavy hitters such as SEPULTURA, RISE AGAINST, BLEEDING THROUGH, IGNITE and UNEARTH.
Each week leading up to the album's release there will be two new songs streaming for fans to listen to and get an inside preview of the album.
"Our Impact Will Be Felt" track listing:
01. RISE AGAINST - "Built To Last"
02. UNEARTH - "Clobberin Time/What's Going On"
03. HATEBREED - "Ratpack"
04. MADBALL - "Give Respect"
05. BLEEDING THROUGH - "The Truth"
06. COMEBACK KID - "Step Down"
07. IGNITE - "Cease Fire"
08. BOUNCING SOULS - "Good Lookin' Out"
09. PENNYWISE - "My Life"
10. KILL YOUR IDOLS - "Friends Like You"
11. SEPULTURA - "Scratch The Surface"
12. HIMSA - "Maladjusted"
13. MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD - "Alone"
14. FIRST BLOOD - "Just Look Around"
15. STRETCH ARM STRONG - "Busted"
16. WALLS OF JERICHO - "Us Vs. Them"
17. SUICIDE MACHINES - "Goatless"
18. BANE - "We Stand Alone"
19. NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - "World Full Of Hate"
20. NAPALM DEATH - "Who Sets The Rules"
New England hardcore powerhouse Since the Flood just released their newest full length, No Compromise, on Metal Blade Records. They have already made a dent in the scene through their brutal live show and intense instrumental assault, recently finishing up their first tour in over a year with Shai Hulud and 100 Demons. Their last one being a European run with Madball and Sworn Enemy, and they have shared stages on the road with such groups as All That Remains, Twelve Tribes, Full Blown Chaos and Bury Your Dead. Much more is planned for the band in the next few months, including an upcoming full US March tour.
Here are the Since the Flood tour dates with Madball and Death Before Dishonor:
2/18 Chicopee, MA Cabot St. Pub
2/21 Boston, MA The Roxy Underground
2/22 Bucksport, ME The Kave
2/23 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
2/24 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
2/25 Kingston, PA Backstage Enterprises
2/27 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
2/28 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey
In addition to several shows with Agnostic Front later this month, Madball has lined up a handful of late-February dates in the Northeast. Here's the latest:
2/21 Boston, MA @ The Roxy Underground
2/22 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
2/23 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/25 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
2/27 Baltimore, MA @ The Ottobar
2/28 Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
NYC hardcore band Madball will enter a rehearsal studio in January to begin work on their next full-length. According to the band, "We've already got some basic ideas down, and this promises to be our hardest record to date." Further details have yet to be disclosed, but the effort is expected to surface in mid-2007 via Ferret Music.
Ramallah has lined up a handful of Winter tour dates, primarily in support of Agnostic Front. Here are the tour dates:
dates w/ Shattered Realm, Wisdom In Chains:
1/12 Kingston PA @ The Backstage
1/13 Wilmington DE @ The Harmony Grange
1/14 Asbury Park NJ @ Club Deep
dates w/ Agnostic Front
1/19 Baltimore MD @ Otto Bar
1/20 Richmond VA @Alley Katz
1/21 Wilmington NC @ Lucky's Pub
1/22 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall
1/23 West Columbia SC @ New Brooklyn Tavern
1/24 Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
dates w/ Agnostic Front, Madball
1/25 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
1/25 Ft. Lauderdale FL @ TBA
1/27 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theater
1/28 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
2/24 Albany, NY @ Valentine's (Freedom Fest)
Agnostic Front and Madball will play several shows together in Florida in late-January. Here are the tour dates:
1/25 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial w/ Round For Round
1/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward County Convention Center (Gold Coast Tattoo Expo)
1/27 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
1/28 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth w/ Viva Hate, VietNam, more
Sick Of It All have announced the full supporting line-up for their upcoming European tour. Joining the band will be Madball, Terror, Walls of Jericho, Comeback Kid, Destiny and the Distance. Sick Of It All is currently touring in support of Death To Tyrants.
The European tour dates are as follows:
Nov 30 2006 Schlachtof Wisbaden
Dec 1 2006 Forum London
Dec 2 2006 Fun Box Amalie Halle Essen
Dec 3 2006 Ab Brussels
Dec 4 2006 Grobe Freiheit Hamburg
Dec 5 2006 Lowensaal Nurnberg
Dec 6 2006 Gasometer Wien
Dec 7 2006 Kofmehl Solothurn
Dec 8 2006 13. Jan Tilburg
Dec 9 2006 Alter Schlachtof Dresden
Dec 10 2006 De Mast Torhout
The line-up for this years edition of the annual "Persistence Tour" has been revealed and will see All That Remains headline with Sick Of It All, Madball, Walls Of Jericho, Comeback Kid,and Destiny. Dates for the European/UK-only trek are as follows:
November 30th Wiesbaden, GER - Schlachthof
December 01st London, UK - Forum
December 02nd Essen, GER - Fun Box Amelie
December 03rd Tilburg, NET - 013
December 04th Solothurn, SWI - Kofmehl
December 05th Wien, AUT - Arena
December 06th Munchen, GER - Werk
December 07th Berlin, GER - Huxleys
December 09th Dresden, GER - Alter Schlachthof
December 10th Torhout, BEL - De Mast
Madball has lined up another round of European dates. Here are the dates:
23/06 Knokke Heist Zaal Ravelingen (Belgium)
24/06 Herne Pressure Festival (Germany)
25/06 Clisson Hellfest (France)
26/06 Strasbourg La Laiterie (France)
27/06 Bellizona Garage Club (Italy)
28/06 Torino Days Of The Dead Festival (Italy)
29/06 Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
30/06 Roitzschjora With Full Force Festival (Germany)
01/07 Lisboa Lua (Portugal)
02/07 Bielsko Biala - Rude Boy Club (Poland)
04/07 Weinheim Café Central (Germany)
05/07 Prag Rock For People Festival (Czech Republic)
06/07 Novi Sad Exit Festival (Serbia)
Madball will hook up with Dropkick Murphys for a brief run of dates in mid-July. Brain Failure will also perform. Here are the tour dates so far:
7/12 New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
7/13 Providence, RI @ India Point Park
7/14 Hampton Beach, NH @ Casino Ballroom
7/15 Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
7/16 Wantagh, NY @ Mulchays Rock N Roll Sports Bar
Last year marked the inaugural Sounds of the Underground tour, which saw 17 of the best and most brutal metal acts around traverse the U.S. and Canada in what proved to be a very successful alternative to the more commercial Ozzfest. The tour hit the parking lot of the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on July 2nd, 2005, and with it came almost 5000 fans. Metal bands like A Life Once Once Lost and Strapping Young Lad hammered out their sets alongside hardcore acts like Madball and Throwdown in the sweltering 95+ degree midday heat. As the sun began to set, stalwarts like Chimaira, Poison the Well and From Autumn to Ashes played well into the darkness. All of the passion and power of that day is captured in Sounds of the Underground Live: Vol. 1, which will hit streets on June 20th.
DRT Entertainment will be releasing the DVD which documents the day's festivities, complete with performances from 16 of the 17 artists who participated in the tour. Along with over 90 minutes of performance footage, the DVD also features vignettes on every band on the tour, along with a host of hilarious 'guest interview' segments from members of GWAR, Every Time I Die and Throwdown. The DVD was filmed by Doug Spangenberg of Highroller Studios (Lamb of God's Killadelphia).
Featuring live performances from:
All That Remains
A Life Once Lost
High on Fire
Strapping Young Lad
Every Time I Die
Poison the Well
From Autumn to Ashes
Lamb of God
Zao have been forced to drop off of the remaining dates of Ferret Music's "Under The Gun Tour" due to an injury sustained by frontman Daniel Weyandt. Co-Headliners Madball and Remembering Never, in addition to support acts The Banner and Scarlet, will continue the tour as scheduled.
Weyandt broke four bones in his left-hand as a result of a "back-stage mishap." The accident resulted in a sizeable cut that apparently exposed one bone for over 12 hours and became ultimately infected. Three different doctors have ordered the singer to return home immediately and visit a specialist. Fortunately, Weyandt is expected to make a full recovery.
Zao guitarist Scott Mellinger issued the following statement:
"We can't apologize more strongly to the other bands and especially our fans who were planning on seeing us on the remaining dates. We want nothing more than for Dan to get better and we fully intend to crush once again with Dan on the Demon Hunter tour this summer."
CHIMAIRA, MADBALL, UNEARTH, TERROR, ALL THAT REMAINS and MANNTIS will be teaming up for the European edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour, set to kick off May 10 in Manchester, England. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
May 10 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
May 11 - Glasgow, UK @ QMU
May 12 - London, UK @ Forum
May 13 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013
May 14 - Brussels, BEL @ AB Club
May 15 - Dusseldorf, GER @ Stahlwerk
May 16 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
May 18 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn
May 19 - Weisbald, GER @ Schlachthof
May 20 - Munich, GER @ New Backstage
May 21 - Vienna, AUT @ Arena
May 22 - Milan, ITA @ Rolling Stone
May 23 - Zurich, SWI @ Roshoflager
May 24 - Friborg, SWI @ Fri-Son
Ferret Music will be sending several of their acts out on the road together as part of the "Under The Gun" 2006 tour. The trek will feature Madball, Zao, Remembering Never, Scarlet and The Banner across the entire U.S. from March 14th through April 16th. With the exception of the two shows below, dates have yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned.
4/4 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
4/5 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
As I Lay Dying have added a Minneapolis date to their upcoming headling tour. Also, special guest Inked in Blood has been added to two of AILD's shows. The tour dates with new information are:
Dec. 11 Minneapolis, MN - The Quest Club (w/ Norma Jean, Madball, & A Life Once Lost)
Dec. 16 Seattle, WA - El Corazon (w/ Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, & Inked in Blood)
Dec. 17 Portland, OR - Loveland (w/ Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, & Inked in Blood)
In other AILD news, the video for "Through Struggle" is online at www.Zambooie.com. Click the link and scroll down to the video section.
As I Lay Dying have announced some more dates for their upcoming headlining tour with Norma Jean, Madball and A Life Once Lost. Tour dates so far:
Nov. 26 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Nov. 27 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Nov. 28 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Nov. 29 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Dec. 01 Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
Dec. 02 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero (with Sworn Enemy)
Dec. 03 Buffalo, NY - Sphere
Dec. 05 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Dec. 06 Cleveland, OH - Odeon
Dec. 07 Detroit, MI - Clutch Cargo's
Dec. 08 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Dec. 09 Sauget, IL - Pops
Dec. 10 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Dec. 11 TBA
Dec. 13 Denver, CO - Odgen Theatre
Dec. 14 Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air
Dec. 16 Seattle, WA - El Corazon (guest band TBA)
Dec. 17 Portland, OR - Loveland (guest band TBA)
Dec. 18 San Francisco, CA 2 Slims
Dec. 19 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Dec. 21 Hollywood, CA - The Avalon
As I Lay Dying have booked a tour with Norma Jean, Madball and A Life Once Lost, here's the stops:
November 26th Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
November 27th Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
November 28th Norfolk, VA - The Norva
November 29th Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
December 3rd Buffalo, NY - Sphere
December 06th Cleveland, OH - Odeon
December 08th Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
December 09th Sauget, IL - Pops
December 13th Denver, CO - Odgen Theatre
December 14th Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air
December 16th Seattle, WA - El Corazon
December 17th Portland, OR - Loveland
December 18th San Francisco, CA 2 Slims
December 19th Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
SINCE THE FLOOD have just been confirmed for the European tour featurin MADBALL and SWORN ENEMY, which kicks off this fall. In related news, SINCE THE FLOOD's CD "Valor and Vengeance", released through Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records will see a European release date of October 4th.
Madball and Sworn Enemy will be heading overseas together in October/November, here's their schedule:
October 21st Eindhoven, NET - Dynamo Club
October 22nd Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Lo
October 23rd Drachten, NET - Induna Sunday Matinee
October 24th Saint Nazaire, FRA - VIP
October 25th Espania, SPA - TBA
October 26th Lisbon, POR - Ginasio Clube de Corroios
October 27th Madrid, SPA - Paradise Garage
October 28th Barcelona, SPA - Sala Mephisto
October 29th Marseilles, FRA - Jas Rod
October 30th Strasbourg, FRA - La Laiterie
November 01st Weinheim, GER - Cafe Central
November 02nd Leipzig, GER - Conne Island
November 04th Sofia, BUL - TBA
November 05th Belgrad, SER - Dom Omladine
November 06th Graz, AUT - TBA
November 07th Munchen, GER - Backstage
November 08th Munster, GER - Tryptichon
November 09th Flensburg, GER - Roxy
November 10th Gothenburg, SWE - Musikens Hus
November 11th Berlin, GER - SO36
November 12th Essen, GER - Essen
November 13th London, UK - Underworld