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Below is our complete Hurt 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.

Smile Empty Soul Releases Alice In Chains Cover

Southern California-based hard rock veterans Smile Empty Soul and fellow tour-mates Hurt have launched a cover of the Alice in Chains track, "No Excuses," on the Banana 101.5 website right here.

The song was recorded earlier this month at 37 Studios in Rochester Hills, Mich. with producer Matt Dalton - known for his work with both local and national acts including Frequency 54 and Chiodos/D.R.U.G.S. front-man, Craig Owens.

Smile Empty Soul is currently in the midst of an extensive U.S. tour with Hurt, touring in support of fifth album "3's" and latest charting single, "Not Alike." Guitarist/vocalist, Sean Danielsen, has checked in with the following update from the road: "This tour with Hurt has been great so far. The music really meshes well and everybody is getting along like family! Two quality rock bands bringing it every night...don't miss it!" More...

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Sunflower Dead Announces New Tour Dates

Sunflower Dead is pleased to announce that the band will be joining Hurt on several tour dates this fall. The run kicks off on October 24th in Green Bay, WI, and will finish on November 2nd in Flint, MI. Dates are as follows:

10/24 Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
10/25 Madison, WI @ RSR Stage (The Annex)
10/26 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
10/27 Jackson, MI @ Raks Sports Bar
10/28 Warren, MI @ The Ritz
10/29 Muskegon, MI @ Club Envy
10/31 Lima, OH Harry's @ Hideaway
11/1 Marion, OH Tink's @ Rockhouse
11/2 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop

Sunflower Dead's new self-titled album is available now via Bloody Bat Records. The band consists of Jaime Teissere (guitar, formerly of Droid), Michael Del Pizzo (vocals, piano, accordion), Jaboo (guitar) formerly of Two Hit Creeper, Luis Gascon (bass) touring member of Buckethead, and Jimmy Schultz (drums) touring drummer of In This Moment.

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Hurt, Tantric To Co-Headline Layne Staley Concert

Hurt and Tantric will co-headline the 7th annual Layne Staley Fund tribute and benefit concert. The event will be taking place on August 23rd at Seattle’s Showbox SoDo.

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Hurt Parts With Capitol Records

Hurt has parted ways with their label, Capitol Records. The band is currently on tour with Course of Nature in support of their latest album ‘Vol. II‘ which was released in September 2007 via Capitol.

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Hurt Announce Spring Tour Dates

HURT will be venturing back out on tour. Catch them at the following:

May 2 - Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
May 4 - Landson, SC @ Exchange Park
May 8 - Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
May 9 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Equestrian Center
May 10 - Orlando, FL @ Earth Day Birthday
May 11 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd’s Music Store
May 17 - Huntsville, AL @ Crossroads Cafe
May 18 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 19 - Lexington, KY @ AIA Entertainment Complex
May 20 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
May 21 - Michigan Center, MI @ Motorheads
May 22 - Dayton, OH @ The Foundry
May 23 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
May 24 - Frankfort, NY @ Herkimer County Fairgrounds

Tickets can be grabbed here.

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World's Strongest Man Soundtrack Features Metal

The World's Strongest Man, the ultimate strongman competition, is an annual made-for-TV event shown in 11 episodes on ESPN, in which top athletes from around the world engage in super-human acts of strength and stamina. Broadcast of the 2008 series will begin in December 2007 and end in February 2008, with each of the episodes being repeated throughout the year. The songs on the soundtrack album will be featured in the 2008 season of The World's Strongest Man program.

Hard rock and metal artists included on the soundtrack include the likes of 12 Stones, Korn, Seether, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Everytime I Die, Underoath, Submersed, Mastodon and Hurt.

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Korn, Mastodon And More To Be On New Soundtrack

Wind-up Records and IMG Media have announced the release of the inaugural soundtrack for “The World’s Strongest Man” franchise, airing on ESPN and ESPN2. The title will be available exclusively through Amazon upon release on December 18th, and the track listing is as follows:

01. 12 Stones - “Adrenaline”
02. Korn - “Hold On”
03. Seether - “Out Of My Way”
04. Hatebreed - “Never Let It Die”
05. Shadows Fall - “Redemption”
06. Every Time I Die - “We’rewolf”
07. Underoath - “Writing On The Walls”
08. Submersed - “Better Think Again”
09. Mastodon - “The Wolf Is Loose”
10. Hurt - “Ten Ton Brick”
11. Bruce Aronson - “Strongman”

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Hurt Set To Join Seether on Winter Tour

Capitol Records rock quartet HURT has announced plans to open for hard-rockers' Seether on their upcoming tour beginning Nov. 24th at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC through Dec. 14th at Midnight Rodeo in Amarillo, TX (full schedule below). The news comes as Hurt wraps up their own headlining club tour in support their multi-faceted sophomore album Vol. II, which was released on Sep. 25th and entered the Billboard New Artist chart at #1. "Ten Ton Brick," the first single from Vol. II, is currently climbing the radio airplay charts where it is currently ranked #18 at Active Rock and #40 at Modern Rock.

Vol. II continues where its 2006 predecessor Vol. I, which spawned two top 20 active rock hits with "Rapture" and "Falls Apart" left off, furthering their signature post-grunge alt-metal sound with a melodic melding of aggression and frustration with soaring harmonies, quieter interludes and intelligent, affecting lyrics. The album was produced by Eric Greedy (Ringo Starr, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Barbra Streisand), who was also at the helm for Vol. 1.

Hurt is comprised of J. Loren (vocals, strings), Evan Johns (drums), Josh Ansley (bass), and Paul Spatola (guitars). You can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.

Here are the confirmed Hurt tour dates with Seether: More...

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Alice In Chains, A7X, Stonesour In Houston Fest

ALICE IN CHAINS, STONE SOUR and AVENGED SEVENFOLD are among the confirmed bands for BuzzFest XVIII, set to take place Sunday, October 8 at the Woodlands Pavilion in Houston, Texas. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Main Stage:


Side Stage:


Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster or LiveNation.com.

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Alice In Chains Post More Tour Dates

ALICE IN CHAINS have announced the following North American tour dates, with HURT providing support:

September 22 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
September 25 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
September 26 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
September 27 - El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
September 29 - Lubbock, TX @ LoneStar Amphitheater
September 30 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
October 1 - Grande Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre
October 3 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Bar-B-Q
October 4 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
October 5 - Hidalgo, TX @ Dodge Arena
October 10 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
October 11 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
October 12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
October 20 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
October 21 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Millenium Center
October 22 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
October 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
October 25 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
October 28 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel
October 29 - Albany, NY @ Washington Avenue Armory
October 31 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
November 1 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
November 2 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
November 4 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Dome Theatre
November 5 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
November 7 - Mount Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre
November 8 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
November 9 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
November 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
November 14 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
November 16 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
November 17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Coca Cola Event Center
November 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
November 20 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
November 21 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
November 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ SaltAir Pavilion
November 24 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
November 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre

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