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Becoming the Archetype

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Below is our complete Becoming the Archetype 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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Solid State Records Announces X-Mas Compilation

Solid State has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming Christmas compilation:

"Solid State Records is proud to release their very first Christmas compilation titled Midnight Clear, which will be available in stores and online November 25th, 2014.

"Comprised of songs by metal greats August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, For Today, Fit For A King, and others with total combined sales of over 1 million albums, Midnight Clear features new original arrangements of both new and old Christmas songs alike.

"Fans of August Burns Red’s Christmas full length August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album will especially enjoy the diverse gathering of Midnight Clear."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Joy To The World - August Burns Red
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Fit For A King
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel - For Today
4. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Wolves At The Gate
5. He Came With Love - Memphis May Fire
6. Jingle Bell Rock - The Ongoing Concept
7. Silent Night - Forevermore
8. The King - Wolves At The Gate
9. O Holy Night - Becoming The Archetype
10. Flurries - August Burns Red More...

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Becoming The Archetype Releases New Video

Becoming the Archetype is excited to share a new music video for “The Time Bender.” The video - debuting via Metal Injection - comes less than a week before the release of the band’s fifth album, "I AM" - set to drop in stores and online September 18th from Solid State Records.

“The video is consistent with the look and feel of the photos for this album,” explains Archetype mastermind Seth Hecox. ”Both are dark, grimy, inner-city. I was really drawn to the atmosphere created in Sin City, and that vibe worked perfectly with the sound that was captured on I AM.”

Watch the video right here or in the player below. “Our good friend David Prindle directed the video,” adds Hecox. “He completely understood the vision I had for it and, luckily, he is a true artist and came through with lots of great details that I’d never dreamed of. He made it a truly graphic novel style video. People will love the video because it's fun, it's funny and you can tell we care about making unique, quality art. We hope everyone catches on to all the subtleties of names and character traits!”

“I AM is 100% head banging riffs,” Hecox says. “Gone are the sitars and horns of Celestial Completion. Instead, we've crafted an album full of the heaviest and most technical songs we've ever written.” More...

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Becoming The Archetype Posts New Song

Just weeks away from the release of fifth album, "I Am," Becoming the Archetype is pleased to share another new track, “The Planet Maker,” exclusively via MetalSucks. Check out the song at this location.

New album "I Am" hits stores September 18th from longtime label Solid State Records. “‘The Planet Maker’ is our most proggy song on the record,” explains band nucleus Seth Hecox. “It reflects our love of progressive rock/metal and good, original songwriting. The song includes screaming and singing. It's our most marketable singing on the record and the melody is in a style that is slightly new for BTA.”

“There are also some killer solos on this song, satiating the guitar nerds and the girls that require guitar gods to inhabit the bands that they unconditionally love,” Hecox deadpans. “To match the lyrics and concept of ‘The Planet Maker,’ there are some spacey elements to the music. The riffs harken to a sci-fi interest and feeling of new beginnings of a metaphysical nature.” More...

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Becoming The Archetype Announces "I Am" Details

Atlanta, Georgia's Becoming the Archetype is returning with "I Am," due to drop September 18th on longtime label Solid State Records. Becoming the Archetype's publicist issued the following press release about the album:

"The band’s fifth full-length is baffling first and foremost because it’s not meant to be baffling. As guitarist, mastermind and band nucleus Seth Hecox explains, the album is less about reinventing heavy music than it is reinventing Becoming the Archetype. That’s not to say listeners won’t find the band doing its usual mind-warping and genre-bending, but the point of this album wasn’t to transcend the artform of metal music, it was to master it."

“I Am is 100% head banging riffs,” Hecox says. “Gone are the sitars and horns of Celestial Completion. Instead, we've crafted an album full of the heaviest and most technical songs we've ever written.”

Hecox and the Archetype boys are inviting fans to sample the new track “The Time Bender.” The catch? Listeners will have to settle for only a taste at first, but can unlock the remainder of the song by spreading the word for others to listen. Listen to help unlock "The Time Bender" at this location. More...

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Becoming The Archetype To Release Remix EP

After the release of "Celestial Completion," Atlanta, Georgia's Becoming the Archetype will be releasing a digital only remix EP titled "Celestial Progression," which is due out on April 17th via Solid State Records. The following press release was issued about the EP:

"Crafted by Nashville electronica collective Born of Water and Chicago producer Giant Robot (who also contributed sitar to Celestial Completion), the six-song EP finds Becoming the Archetype once again defying expectations and stretching the boundaries of metal music with a challenging and rewarding set of remixes that range from adrenaline-pumping to industrial to atmospheric."

You can listen to the song "Breathing Liquid (Born of Water Remix)" at the Becoming the Archetype Facebook profile here.

"I've been a fan of good remixes of heavy music for a long time," says Becoming The Archetype guitarist Seth Hecox. "The great thing is that I told these guys to make the songs their own thing, and that's exactly what they did. Each remix sounds like its own song and each remix is very exciting to listen to, bringing out a different emotion."

"I've fallen in love with these six tracks and I know everyone who buys this album will too," Hecox adds. "Any fan of Celestial Completion is going to be blown away and adore what these remixes bring out of their originals." More...

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Becoming The Archetype Posts "Breathing Light" Vid

Christian progressive metal act Becoming the Archetype has posted its new, animated music video online for streaming. The video was constructed for the track "Breathing Light" and can be streamed by using the player provided below.

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Becoming The Archetype Announces New Tour Dates

Christian progressive metal act Becoming The Archetype has revealed the first batch of dates for its upcoming North American headlining tour. You can view the currently announced list of dates below with more expected to be added by the band in the coming weeks.

06/15 Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
06/16 Nashville, TN – The Eastroom
06/17 Wilmore, KY – Ichthus Festival
06/18 Midlothian, TX – The Lighthouse
06/20 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
06/23 Las Vegas, NV – The Sanctuary
06/24 Fresno, CA – KuppaJoe
06/25 Stockton, CA – Three Rivers Christian Fellowship
06/27 Camas, WA – The Revolution Room
06/28 Centralia, WA – The Quesadilla Factory
06/29 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
07/04 Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre
07/06 Winnipeg, MB – Elice Cafe & Theatre
07/07 Grand Rapids, MI – Solid Rock Church Of God
07/08 Oshkosh, WI – Lifest
07/09 Lacrosse, WI – The Warehouse
07/10 Tinley Park, IL – Mojoes Rock House
07/11 Canton, OH – The Auricle
07/12 Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
07/14 Heath, OH – Refuel
07/16 Virginia Beach, VA – Club Relevant
07/17 Linthicum, Heights, MD – LHUMC
07/18 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
07/19 Winston Salem, NC – Johnny And June’s Saloon
07/22 Savannah, GA – City Church
07/23 Kissimmee, FL – Second Saturday Showcase

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Becoming The Archetype Posts Fourth Studio Blog

Becoming The Archetype has posted the fourth video in its ongoing studio blog series. You can view the footage in the player below.

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Becoming The Archetype Posts New Music Video

Christian metal act Becoming the Archetype has teamed up with Metalsucks.net to posted a Final Fantasy themed music video for the song "The Magnetic Sky." You can check out the video clip by heading over to this location. The song is off the band's new album "Celestial Completion," which has the following track listing:

1. The Resonant Frequency of Flesh
2. The Magnetic Sky
3. Internal Illumination
4. Path of the Beam
5. Music of the Spheres: Requiem Aeternam Part I (instrumental)
6. Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam Part II
7. Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam Part III
8. Invisible Creature (instrumental)
9. Cardiac Rebellion
10. Reflect/Refract
11. Breathing Light

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Becoming the Archetype Streaming Entire New Album

Progressive metal act Becoming the Archetype has posted its entire new album online for streaming. You can check out "Celestial Completion" in full at this location with the album's tracklisting being located below.

1. The Resonant Frequency of Flesh
2. The Magnetic Sky
3. Internal Illumination
4. Path of the Beam
5. Music of the Spheres: Requiem Aeternam Part I (instrumental)
6. Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam Part II
7. Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam Part III
8. Invisible Creature (instrumental)
9. Cardiac Rebellion
10. Reflect/Refract
11. Breathing Light

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Becoming The Archetype Posts More Studio Footage

Becoming the Archetype has posted a third studio video blog online from the band's time recording the new album "Celestial Completion" with Matt Goldman at Glow In The Dark Studios. You can check out the clip below, or watch the previously uploaded second video clip at this location. "Celestial Completion" will be available in stores and online on March 29th.

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Becoming The Archetype Streaming New Song

Becoming the Archetype will be releasing the new album "Celestial Completion" on March 29th through Solid State Records. The band has now teamed up with Noisecreep.com to stream a new song off the album, titled "Path of the Beam," online at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Resonant Frequency of Flesh
2. The Magnetic Sky
3. Internal Illumination
4. Path of the Beam
5. Music of the Spheres: Requiem Aeternam Part I (instrumental)
6. Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam Part II
7. Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam Part III
8. Invisible Creature (instrumental)
9. Cardiac Rebellion
10. Reflect/Refract
11. Breathing Light

You can also check out a studio video clip from Becoming the Archetype recording the album by navigating here.

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Becoming The Archetype Posts Second Studio Clip

Atlanta, Georgia metal act Becoming the Archetype has posted the second clip in an ongoing video series to promote its forthcoming new album. The new album, titled "Celestial Completion," is set for release on March 29th through Solid State Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. The Resonant Frequency of Flesh
2. The Magnetic Sky
3. Internal Illumination
4. Path of the Beam
5. Music of the Spheres: Requiem Aeternam Part I (instrumental)
6. Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam Part II
7. Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam Part III
8. Invisible Creature (instrumental)
9. Cardiac Rebellion
10. Reflect/Refract
11. Breathing Light

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Becoming The Archetype Posts New Album Trailer

Becoming The Archetype has posted a teaser trailer online for the new album "Celestial Completion," which will be available in stores and online March 29th through Solid State Records. You can check out the teaser below.

The band also recently posted studio footage online, which can be found at this location.

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Becoming The Archetype Streaming New Song

Becoming the Archetype has posted a new song online titled "Cardiac Rebellion," which is off the band's new album "Celestial Completion." You can stream the new song by heading over to the Becoming the Archetype Facebook page. "Celestial Completion" is set for release on March 29th through Solid State Records, and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Resonant Frequency of Flesh
2. The Magnetic Sky
3. Internal Illumination
4. Path of the Beam
5. Music of the Spheres: Requiem Aeternam Part I (instrumental)
6. Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam Part II
7. Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam Part III
8. Invisible Creature (instrumental)
9. Cardiac Rebellion
10. Reflect/Refract
11. Breathing Light

The band also recently posted a studio video blog online, which can be found here.

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Becoming The Archetype Posts Studio Footage Online

Atlanta, Georgia metal act Becoming the Archetype has begun a new video series to promote its forthcoming new album. The new album, titled "Celestial Completion," is set for release on March 29th through Solid State Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. The Resonant Frequency of Flesh
2. The Magnetic Sky
3. Internal Illumination
4. Path of the Beam
5. Music of the Spheres: Requiem Aeternam Part I (instrumental)
6. Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam Part II
7. Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam Part III
8. Invisible Creature (instrumental)
9. Cardiac Rebellion
10. Reflect/Refract
11. Breathing Light

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Becoming The Archetype Shooting Music Video

Becoming the Archetype is set to release the new album "Celestial Completion " on March 29th through Solid State Records. Becoming the Archetype has now posted a blog on the Solid State Records website announcing the band is shooting a music video and lining up a record release show:

"Instead of rambling on about how great we are and how our new album is gonna melt your face and how you should buy it on March 29 (it’s called Celestial Completion, by the way), I think you’d probably appreciate if I just told you what is currently going on in the life of the Archetype Boys.

"We in Becoming The Archetype are pretty cool dudes. Jason (Papa J) works at JC Penney fitting men for suits. Duck used to work at Starbucks, but he’s now working at a way better company that involves computers. It’s top secret, so that’s all I can tell you. Daniel spends all his time playing guitar and getting tattoos, so he doesn’t have time for work. And I spend all my time handling band stuff like booking, managing, writing, practicing piano and guitar and singing, emailing people and doing interviews. See? I told you we were cool.

"A typical day in the life of BTA on the road is to listen to Weird Al in the van, then practice singing harmonies together. Usually we pick a song we all know the words to then pick harmonies for each of us to sing. It’s difficult, but it’s fun if you’re nerdy enough to appreciate it.

"Right now we’ve been focused on other stuff like taking photos, shooting a music video, doing interviews and arguing over which songs to play at our CD release shows. You see, if we play too many new songs, you guys are gonna kill us for not playing your favorite oldie. But if we play too much old stuff, we can’t cram our new songs down your throat. See what a conundrum we’re in? For those of you who aren’t astute in nerdology, ‘conundrum’ means ‘really, really difficult situation that you can’t figure out, even if you’re Count Seth.’ More...

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Becoming The Archetype Reveals New Album Details

Atlanta, Georgia metal act Becoming the Archetype has revealed details regarding its forthcoming new album. The new album, titled "Celestial Completion," is set for release on March 29th through Solid State Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. The Resonant Frequency of Flesh
2. The Magnetic Sky
3. Internal Illumination
4. Path of the Beam
5. Music of the Spheres: Requiem Aeternam Part I (instrumental)
6. Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam Part II
7. Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam Part III
8. Invisible Creature (instrumental)
9. Cardiac Rebellion
10. Reflect/Refract
11. Breathing Light

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Becoming The Archetype Updates Tour Schedule

Becoming the Archetype has issued the following announcement about changing upcoming tour dates:

"Hey guys, we've been forced to change the show on Monday, Dec. 6 at very late notice due to the venue in Canoga Park being closed. So now the show is in Fresno! Check out our show listing to get details.

"Also, we've added a show in Cleveland, GA on December 18. It'll be a benefit show for the kiddos in Cleveland, so come on out and support the community!"

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Living Sacrifice Comments On Upcoming Tour

Living Sacrifice has issued the following statement about appearing on the "Very Metal Christmas" tour with Becoming the Archetype:

"Yep. We are heading west in December on the Solid State Very Metal Christmas Tour with The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, To Speak Of Wolves and As They Sleep! Check out the dates below and come have a happy joyous heavy metal Christmas time! You are Stoked!"

12/2 2010 Joshua Springs Chapel Yucca Valley, CA
12/3 2010 Epic Ventura Ventura, CA
12/4 2010 The Pheonix Theater Petaluma, CA
12/5 2010 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
12/6 2010 Cobalt Cafe Canoga Park, CA
12/7 2010 The Underground Mesa, AZ
12/8 2010 Tramway Community Albuquerque, NM
12/10 2010 The Door Dallas, TX
12/11 2010 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12/12 2010 Downtown Music Hall LITTLE ROCK, AR

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