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I recently got out to see the Cool Tour in Baltimore for a much-needed break. Featuring eight bands from every corner of the metalcore genre, one might be surprised to hear that this is the new tour by some of the Sounds of the Underground organizers, in it first year of the planned annual outing.
Let’s get one thing out of the way right away: With a name like “The Cool Tour” and a lineup full of metalcore bands, one might expect a bunch of straight/floppy haired teens in girl jeans as the audience. Luckily this was not the case, but it was clear that this tour is marketed to the younger and more trendy crowd. This was not your typical metal crowd, as short hair was the order of the day, but it was not what I expected either. While the name and first impressions might actually be a turn off to older and “true” metalheads, a closer look at the lineup reveals a few good reasons to check it out. I realized that if nothing else, headliners As I Lay Dying would put on a great show, and I also wanted to check out the much-hyped Between The Buried and Me as well as highly underrated Cancer Bats. If you are one who hates all things ‘core, don’t bother, however.
This was my second show at Sonar, and my impression of the venue since the first time was much improved. It seemed more organized and the security and staff were extremely helpful, the latter putting up with bands’ verbal jabs at them looking bored while encouraging the crowd to crowd surf to give them something to do.
While the entire venue was in use, the bands played only the main stage. Fortunately they had the process of switching bands down to a science and there was only a 10 to 15 minute gap between bands’ 30 minute sets for the most part.
Note: with a only passing familiarity with many of the bands, I am not able to name many songs or give set lists for this tour, even for the bands whose CDs I own. But read on for my account of the concert. More...
Canada's CANCER BATS has announced the following Canadian summer tour dates:
07/17 - Toronto, ON Sound Academy – COOL TOUR
08/05 - Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret
08/06 - Victoria, BC The Lucky Bar
08/07 - Kamloops, BC Pogue Mahone Pub
08/08 - Lethbridge, AB The Blarney Stone
08/10 - Red Deer, AB The Vat
08/14 - Winnipeg, MB Red River Exhibition
08/15 - Thunder Bay, ON The Office (Crock’s)
08/16 - Sudbury, ON Jubilee Hall
08/17 - Montreal, QC Le National Cabaret
08/19 - Moncton, NB The Manhattan Club
08/20 - Fredericton, NB Nickyzees
08/21 - Halifax, NS The Pavilion
Before heading to the west coast to begin their tour across Canada, the CANCER BATS will perform at the 2010 S.C.E.N.E Music Festival in St. Catharines and will be part of the brand new COOL TOUR 2010 which will be hitting cities across the US in July. In association with Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black by Atticus Clothing, and Musician's Institute College of Contemporary Music, the “COOL TOUR” features As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Architects, and many more. The tour has one Canadian stop in Toronto.
The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.
The download pack includes:
As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."
War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).
Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:
1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"
Zia Records in Chandler, Arizona, will be hosting a Meet and Greet on July 30, 2010. Starting at 2:30 PM, The Acacia Strain, Between the Buried and Me, Architects, Cancer Bats and War of Ages will all be there to sign autographs and chat with fans. The event is free and more information, including the exact street address, can be found at ziarecords.com.
Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats have updated their current tour schedule to include a handful of newly announced European shows. The shows are seperate from their upcoming tour of the U.K with Bring Me The Horizon. The tour also marks the first time Cancer Bats will be playing shows in the country of Ireland.
The new shows start on October 274h in Folkstone, UK and ends on November 7th in Newcastle, UK.
Full tour dates include:
Oct.27 - Folkstone, UK - The Quaterstone
Oct.28 - Tenbridge Wells, UK - Forum
Oct.29 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Oct.30 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Oct.31 - Leeds, UK - The Cockpit
Nov.01 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov.02 - Coventry, UK - Kasbash
Nov.03 - Dublin, IE - Academy 2
Nov.04 - Belfast, IE - Limelight
Nov.05 - Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
Nov.06 - Aberdeen, UK - Drummonds
Nov.07 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 2
It's the end of the week and time to check out what new tracks have hit the Rock Band Network again. Cancer Bats and Evile fans get more love, but unfortunately that's about the extent of the new metal songs to be found, with the exception of The Devil Wears Prada getting a PS3 track on June 22nd. The Acacia Strain also recently conducted an interview for the Rock Band Network, and tried their hands at a Rock Band song, in a video clip that can be viewed below. The complete list of songs added this week, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Man Parts - "Molten Death"
The Riptides - "Friday the 13th"
Dance Gavin Dance - "Tree Village"
Twintapes - "Young"
Jonathan Coulton - "Shop Vac"
Audible Mainframe - "Ice Cold"
Audible Mainframe - "Anybody Else"
Bang on a Can All-Stars / David Lang - "Cheating, Lying, Stealing"
Bang on a Can All-Stars / Evan Ziporyn - "ShadowBang (Head)"
Bang on a Can All-Stars / Michael Gordon - "Yo Shakespeare" More...
We’ve reached another Friday again, and that means it’s time to announce the latest metal additions to the Rock Band Network. This weekend you can grab some buddies to knock back the shots while belting out your very own renditions of songs by the Cancer Bats, Exodus, and Seether. The complete list of songs added this week, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
The Gufs - "Smile (Live)"
Made Avail - "Walking Away"
Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
Exodus - "Riot Act"
The New Regime - "Haunt My Mind"
The New Regime - "Tap Dancing In A Minefield"
Creed - "Higher"
The Tragically Hip - "Blow at High Dough"
Verse Versus Chorus - "Surprise"
Windtunnel Syndrome - "Soldier from the Surface"
Seether - "Fake It"
The Reverend H Chronicles - "Daughter"
Alien Downlink - "I Wanna Be An Alien's Pet" More...
This week's additions to the Rock Band Network feature songs from the Cancer Bats, while new tracks from Demon Hunter and In This Moment will be coming the PS3 edition on June 8th. The complete list of new tracks, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:
Clandestine - "Disappear in You"
HourCast - "Freakshow"
Ron Wasserman - "American Hero"
Gentlemen At Arms - "When We Fall"
a t o m - "Shake"
Cancer Bats - "Sorceress"
Cancer Bats - "Hail Destroyer"
Sullivan DeMott - "Live For Today"
Drive-By Truckers - "This F***ing Job"
P.O.D. - "Alive" More...
Cancer Bats has just been announced as one of the headliners of the S.C.E.N.E Music Festival taking place on Sunday, June 27th, 2010 in St.Catherines, Ontario, Canada. 160 bands in total have been announced thus far.
Here's the S.C.E.N.E. MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010 confirmed lineup: More...
Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, has posted the latest installment of their on-going in-studio video blog series. After the fall out of last week's video, front man Vincent Bennett shows his devotion to perfection by working on some new vocal patterns he's never experimented with before. THE ACACIA STRAIN entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producer Zeuss to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent" last month. The album will be released later in 2010 by Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below:
Cancer Bats has recently unveiled a brand new video recording of their Record Store Day performance at Banquet Records this past April. The video features the band performing and interacting with fans. Record Store Day is an annual event in which independently owned record stores come together every third Sunday of April to put on special vinyl and CD releases. The video can be viewed below.
You can also catch Cancer Bats live on the following dates: More...
2010 will see the inaugural edition of the "Cool Tour," which will feature As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The Cool Tour will begin on July 12 in Orlando, FL and comes to a halt in San Francisco, CA on August 1st.
“After taking last summer off to focus on writing new material, we'll be back out this year in support of our latest album, The Powerless Rise,” states As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso. “We've got a killer line up of bands that share the same passion for heavy music and putting on a great show every night for the fans. You don't want to miss a tour as good as this.”
“We're looking forward to get out on the Cool Tour this summer,” states Underoath guitarist Tim McTague. “2010 has been a transitional year for Underoath, and we are looking forward to putting our new direction in motion.” McTague also adds, “Cool Tour is the perfect place to come out and show everyone what Underoath of the future will sound like.”
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
7/12 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues (7 bands only; no Acacia Strain)
7/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
7/14 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
7/15 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
7/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/17 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
7/18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
7/21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/23 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
7/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Complex
7/25 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
7/27 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
7/28 - Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
7/30 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
8/1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Bring Me The Horizon will be embarking on a string of U.K. club gigs with support from Cancer Bats and Tek-One. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
9/21 Oxford, Academy 2
9/22 Norwich, Waterfront
9/23 Birmingham, Academy 2
9/24 Glasgow, Garage
9/25 Leeds, Cockpit
9/27 Manchester, Club Academy
9/28 Colchester, Arts Centre
9/29 Brighton, Concorde 2
9/30 Exeter, Lemon Grove
10/1 London, The Garage (Cancer Bats not supporting)
Every Time I Die will be touring alongside Norma Jean and the Cancer Bats this coming May. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
5/11 2010 Columbus, OH @ NEWPORT MUSIC HALL
5/12 2010 Jermyn, PA @ ELEANOR RIGBY’S
5/14 2010 Lexington, KY @ BUSTER’S
5/15 2010 Birmingham, AL @ ZYDECO
5/16 2010 Asheville, NC @ THE ORANGE PEEL
5/17 2010 Nashville, TN @ ROCKETOWN
5/18 2010 Columbia, MO @ MOJOS
5/19 2010 Springfield, MO @ w/ REMINGTON’S
5/21 2010 Little Rock, AR @ THE VILLAGE
5/22 2010 New Orleans, LA @ HOUSE OF BLUES
5/23 2010 Jacksonville, FL @ FREEBIRD
5/24 2010 Charleston, SC @ MUSIC FARM
5/25 2010 Wilmington, NC @ THE SOAPBOX LAUNDROLOUNGE
Good Fight Entertainment, founded by industry veterans Paul Conroy and Carl Severson, has launched a new management company with a music and sports division, along with a new record label, Good Fight Music.
Pioneers in the hardcore and metal scenes, and former partners at Ferret Music, Warner Music and ChannelZERO, Conroy and Severson have proven track records for innovative thinking and unwavering tenacity. Their abundance of experience has taught them how to spot cutting edge talent and propel them into the spotlight. To obtain maximum visibility for its releases, Good Fight Entertainment's record label, Good Fight Music, has partnered with Sony's RED distribution, which distributed Ferret for six years before their merger with Warner's Independent Label Group. During that time, Conroy and Severson helped launch the careers of numerous hardcore and metal outfits, including Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, and From Autumn To Ashes, while taking the likes of In Flames, The Devil Wears Prada, Chimaira, Madball and more to previously unachieved levels of success.
"I and all at RED couldn't be more pleased to be back in business with Carl Severson and Paul Conroy and their new label, Good Fight,” says RED president Bob Morelli. “As we begin 2010 with all the challenges and opportunities that we will deal with, working with Carl and Paul gives us a better chance for success. They are on the cutting musical edge, whether it will be with their label, as managers, in touring or other entrepreneurial initiatives."
Of their new endeavor, Carl Severson states, "We've built a company that is in a unique position to rise to the challenges of the evolving music industry. We've been on the front lines as digital has become the medium of choice for music marketing and commerce and we've grown with it, embraced the opportunities it's presented. Paul, myself, our staff; we have the resolve to thrive in this climate. Good Fight Entertainment is the culmination of our experiences as artists, band members, managers, musicians and executives. We have the opportunity to work with people who believe in us as much as we believe in them. This is a very exciting time for us."
The first Good Fight Music releases, Cancer Bats’ "Bears Mayors Scraps and Bones" and Son of Aurelius’ "The Farthest Reaches," are both scheduled to be unleashed April 13. Future releases from the already substantial Good Fight family of artists will include new albums by Rosaline, I Am Abomination, This or the Apocalypse, Conditions, Madball, and the newly reunited Disembodied.
“I'm very excited and honored to be a part of Good Fight,” says Madball frontman Freddy Cricien. “I've worked with Carl and Paul for some years now. I've developed a friendship there that goes beyond business. Some say friendship and business don't mix, in this case they are wrong. We are all very passionate about music and it will translate through this new vehicle, Good Fight Entertainment. It's the next chapter and Madball is glad to be a part of the movement.”
The music management division of Good Fight Entertainment boasts an already established roster of heavyweights, including August Burns Red, Behemoth, Between the Buried and Me, Bless the Fall, Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Chiodos, Every Time I Die, Holy Grail, Job For a Cowboy, among several others. More...
CANCER BATS has posted their new video for their cover of the Beastie Boys classic “Sabotage”. If you want to check out the video, head over to this location. In order to see the video Cancer Bats wants you to share their video through Facebook or Twitter.
Lead singer Liam Cormier had the following to say about the video and the use of social networking to spread the video everywhere, “Our new video for Sabotage is up now on the World Wide Web! We wanted to give the video exclusively to all of our fans through our Facebook, twitter and MySpace for all the support they've given us since the beginning. We're all about spreading the word through these sites and our fans cus this is where the real DIY word of mouth spirit still exists these days. It’s like trading tapes back in the day, but now it’s trading digitally with your homies on the other side of the world!” More...
CANCER BATS have posted a brand new track on their MySpace page entitled "Scared To Death." The track is taken from the forthcoming album Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones which will be released in the United States and Canada on April 13th.
CANCER BATS also just announced that they will be releasing a digital EP ahead of their album release. The EP will contain the tracks ‘Scared To Death’ and their take on the Beastie Boys’ classic, ‘Sabotage’. It will be available from iTunes as of March 1st. Be sure to check out the April issues of Kerrang, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, and Big Cheese for more on the CANCER BATS. More...
Cancer Bats will be joining Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, and Against Me! on their Canadian tour. Here are the latest tour dates:
03.03.10 - Victoria, BC, CAN @ Save On Foods Centre
03.05.10 - Penticton, BC, CAN @ South Okanagan Events Centre
03.06.10 - Kamloops, BC, CAN @ Interior Savings Centre
03.08.10 - Prince George, BC, CAN @ CN Centre
03.09.10 - Dawson Creek, BC, CAN @ EnCana Events Centre
03.11.10 - Red Deer, AB, CAN @ Enmax Centrium
03.12.10 - Medicine Hat, AB, CAN @ Medicine Hat Arena
03.13.10 - Lethbridge, AB, CAN @ Enmax Centre
03.15.10 - Edmonton, AB, CAN @ Rexall Place
03.16.10 - Calgary, AB, CAN @ Pengrowth Saddledome
03.18.10 - Regina, SK, CAN @ Brandt Centre
03.19.10 - Saskatoon, SK, CAN @ Credit Union Centre
03.20.10 - Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ MTS Centre
03.22.10 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN @ Essar Centre
03.23.10 - Sudbury, ON, CAN @ Sudbury Arena
03.24.10 - Montreal, QC, CAN @ Bell Centre
03.26.10 - Ottawa, ON, CAN @ Scotiabank Place
03.27.10 - London, ON, CAN @ John Labatt Centre
03.28.10 - Toronto, ON, CAN @ Air Canada Centre
Fan-filmed video footage has been posted online of Cancer Bats performing the new song "Darkness" at the Olympia Theater in Dublin. The video clip can be viewed below.
Cancer Bats, who are recording their new album and heading out on tour across Europe with Billy Talent, have just announced a handful of U.K. headline shows in October and November. The dates fall in the gaps of the Billy Talent off-days and will be a chance to catch them again playing a headline slot.
Here are the U.K. headlining tour dates:
22 Oct 2009 UK Middlesbrough, Uncle Alberts
24 Oct 2009 UK Liverpool, The Masque
28 Oct 2009 UK Tunbridge Wells, Forum
02 Nov 2009 UK York, Fibbers
03 Nov 2009 UK Bournemouth, Ibar
04 Nov 2009 UK Falmouth, Princess Pavillions
05 Nov 2009 UK Exeter, Cavern
The band tour with Billy Talent in October and will release their as-yet-untitled third album in 2010.