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Spineshank

Formed: 1996
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Spineshank News

Below is our complete Spineshank 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Spineshank Posts New Album Making-Of Footage

Spineshank recently released new album "Anger Denial Acceptance," and the band has now posted a video touching on the making of the record. Check out the clip below, or you can also watch the band's new music video "Nothing Left For Me" at this location.

The band is currently on a headlining run in support of "Anger Denial Acceptance" and will be on the road through August. A full list of dates can be found after the jump.

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Spineshank Releases New Music Video

Grammy nominated alt-metal act Spineshank has released the new album "Anger Denial Acceptance" today, the band's first studio album in nearly a decade. The band has also teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere a new music video for "Nothing Left For Me." Check out the video here or in the player below.

"The 'Nothing Left For Me' video is the first video that we have ever done that truly captures the energy of the band and emotion behind the song," says drummer Tommy Decker of the clip. "The video ends in a very dark place that really represents the lyrical content of the song." The album's track listing is as follows:

01. After The End
02. Nothing Left For Me
03. Anger Denial Acceptance
04. I Want You To Know
05. Murder Suicide
06. The Endless Disconnect
07. I Am Damage
08. Ploratio Morbus
09. Everything Everyone Everywhere Ends
10. The Reckoning
11. God Complex (Anger)
12. Motive Method Opportunity (Denial)
13. Exit Wounds (Acceptance) More...

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Spineshank Announces Headlining Tour

Grammy nominated alt-metal group Spineshank has announced that the band will be heading out on a first headlining tour in over 6 years. Making up for the long absence from the road, the band has set dates for a lengthy tour spanning nearly two months. Support bands will be announced shortly and a list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

June marks a huge month for Spineshank. The band will also be releasing brand new album "Anger Denial Acceptance" on June 19th in North America via Century Media Records. The first single from the album, "Nothing Left For Me," can be heard in the player below. More...

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Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Beastie Boy

A number of rock and metal musicians have posted tributes online to Beastie Boys rapper, bassist and co-founder, Adam Yauch, aka "MCA." Yauch passed away earlier today at the age of 47. The cause of death is presently unknown, though it suspected to be linked to his run in with cancer in 2009, for which he underwent surgery. Yauch was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame along with his other Beastie Boys bandmates and other acts including Guns N Roses and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, who dedicated their performance to absent Yauch.

Some of the hard rock tributes read as follows:

Slash: "Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much."

Anthrax: "RIP MCA. Cancer, you're an asshole.

Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine: "Rest In Peace Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys. My condolences to his family and friends." More...

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Spineshank Streaming New Track

Spineshank has teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere the new song "Nothing Left For Me," taken off the upcoming "Anger Denial Acceptance" album. Check out the track at this location.

The band released rough versions of both the album's epic title track "Anger Denial Acceptance" and"Murder-Suicide" in 2011. "Nothing Left For Me" marks the first track to be debuted from the completed album, and it displays the darker, more melodic side of Spineshank.

The release of "Anger Denial Acceptance" marks the return of these Grammy-nominated alt-metallers to their rightful place in the music scene. The album is due on out June 19th (North America, June 18 Europeth), via Century Media Records. More...

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Spineshank Reveals New Album Details

Grammy-nominated alt-metallers Spineshank are poised to return to the music scene with the release of their new album "Anger Denial Acceptance." After a six-year hiatus, the band's original line-up has reunited and produced some of their most powerful and influential material to date. "Anger Denial Acceptance" is the band's fourth full-length album and first for new label Century Media.

Guitarist Mike Sarkisyan says of the effort, "It was very important to us, as artists, to make this record. We felt like we had something to say as a band. Some of us were going through divorces, others lost people very close to them and that's what basically surrounded us during the creative process." The album is due out on June 19th (North America, June 18th Europe) and the track listing is as follows:

01. After The End
02. Nothing Left For Me
03. Anger Denial Acceptance
04. I Want You To Know
05. Murder Suicide
06. The Endless Disconnect
07. I Am Damage
08. Ploratio Morbus
09. Everything Everyone Everywhere Ends
10. The Reckoning
11. God Complex (Anger)
12. Motive Method Opportunity (Denial)
13. Exit Wounds (Acceptance) More...

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Spineshank Comments On Record Deal

Grammy-nominated alternative-metal act Spineshank has reunited after a six year hiatus and is back full force and completely rejuvenated. The band has inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records for the release of the new album, "Anger Denial Acceptance," that will be released in North America on June 19th and in Europe on June 18th.

"We're very excited to be on a great label like Century Media," comments guitarist Mike Sarkysian. "Aside from being the premier label for rock and metal, the seem to really understand our vision and are as excited as we are about taking Spineshank to a whole new level!"

"Anger Denial Acceptance" will be the band's fourth album and follow up to the 2003 release, "Self-Destructive Pattern." "This is by far the proudest I have ever been of any Spineshank record," says Sarkysian. "Anger Denial Acceptance is the darkest and the most honest this band has ever been."

Spineshank - vocalist Jonny Santos, drummer Tommy Decker, guitarist Mike Sarkysian and bassist Rob Garcia - has sold over 300,000 albums with the group's three previous releases on Roadrunner Records and has played alongside System of a Down, Splitknot, and many other notable acts.

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Spineshank Signs With Century Media

Spineshank has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Century Media:

"Ok guys, some of you have been waiting patiently, some not so patiently! Heres our big news. We just signed a deal with Century Media and 'Anger Denial Acceptance' will be released first week of June. Finally!"

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. After The End
2. Nothing Left For Me
3. Anger Denial Acceptance
4. I Want You To Know
5. Murder Suicide
6. The Endless Disconnect
7. I Am Damage
8. Ploratio Morbus (interlude)
9. Everything Everyone Everywhere Ends
10. The Reckoning
11. God Complex (Anger)
12. Motive Method Opportunity (Denial)
13. Exit Wound ( Acceptance)

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Spineshank Streaming New Track Online

Alternative metal band Spineshank and AOL’s Noisecreep.com have unveiled a brand new track cut from the band’s upcoming album, "Anger Denial Acceptance," entitled "Murder Suicide." Head to Noisecreep.com now to hear the track, and stay tuned for more track debuts coming soon.

Spineshank also has the following upcoming tour dates:

10/4 Kearney, NE @ The Garage
10/5 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
10/6 Fargo, ND @ Nester's
10/7 Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
10/8 Janesville, WI @ Back Bar
10/9 Joliet, IL @ Bada Brew
10/10 Kansas City, KS @ AfterShock
10/11 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee
10/13 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ Big Papa's Poor House
10/15 Amarillo, TX @ Sorority House
10/17 El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
10/18 Albuquerque, NM @ The Amped
10/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
10/20 Rancho, CA @ McAlans Pub
10/21 San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
10/22 Fresno, CA @ Woodward Park
10/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a Go Go

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Spineshank Reveals New Album Tracklisting

American heavy metal outfit Spineshank has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new studio album, "Anger Denial Acceptance," which will be their first full length album since 2003's, "Self Destructive Pattern." The tracklisting is as follows:

1. After The End
2. Nothing Left For Me
3. Anger Denial Acceptance
4. I Want You To Know
5. Murder Suicide
6. The Endless Disconnect
7. I Am Damage
8. Ploratio Morbus (interlude)
9. Everything Everyone Everywhere Ends
10. The Reckoning
11. God Complex (Anger)
12. Motive Method Opportunity (Denial)
13. Exit Wound ( Acceptance)

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Spineshank Posts Third Studio Video Blog Online

Los Angeles metal band Spineshank has posted the third part of their studio video blog. Watch the footage below:

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Spineshank Posts New Studio Video Blog Online

Spineshank has posted the second part of their studio video blog. Watch the footage below:

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Spineshank Posts New Tour Video Online

Reunited metal outfit Spineshank has posted a new video online showing their time on the road this summer, from headline dates to their slot on the Music As A Weapon tour, with some backstage footage thrown in. You can check it out below. The band are currently working on a new studio album, which will be their first since 2003's, "Self-Destructive Pattern." More...

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Silent Civilian Begins Recording New Album

Silent Civilian, the band led by Spineshank vocalist Jonny Santos, has begun recording their second studio album, which is expected to be released next year through Century Media Records.

Santos explains: "Getting back into the studio to record the 2nd Silent Civilian record is very exciting. I felt that the first record was a success and feel very fortunate to be able to do it again. It has been a few years of hard touring and after a much needed vacation the batteries are charged and we are back in full force. Tracking a record like this is not an easy task and I will never get used to the endless hours of what goes into making one, but the magic that happens during the process is amazing. I believe that as much as you prepare for a record, a good 50% of what makes that record so special, happens in the studio. Silent Civilian has finally come of age in my eyes, stepping out from behind the shadow of my other band Spineshank. It is now perceived as its own entity by our fans and not seen as merely a ‘side project.’ The delay of this record was also due to my reunion with Spineshank, so needless to say, I have been super busy.

"Musically, this record is very different from the last, but evolution is the key to longevity in my eyes. I believe we are making a record that will retain what is the main essence of SC, but maturing greatly pushing forward. Having another guitar player contribute more to this record as opposed to the last, in which I wrote 90% of the music, is a plus. This record is also much more violent than the last and will be less produced in the sense that I am really trying to capture the elements of a ‘live’ thrash metal band on tape. There is not much room to breathe with this one, and I want to sonically beat the shit out of the listener without losing their interest. Dynamically, it will be a roller coaster of beatings and abuse! Don't get me wrong, we will still have very melodic moments as well, because melody has always been a strong part of metal. I am going with a lot of very traditional thrash metal riffs, because I don't really listen to very many newer bands out of fear that I will be influenced into sounding like the band of the week. I would rather be influenced by the bands that pioneered this genre of music (Testament, Exodus, Kreator, Death Angel (my favorite), Forbidden, etc) I promise that this new Silent Civilian disc is going to rip your fucking face off.

"We also leave on a massive North American headlining run on August 24th, which I can’t wait for. I love touring and it's been a year and a half since we've been on the road. With new bassist Shaun Fieler and guitarist Dave De La Cruz returning to the band, I believe we will have an extremely dynamic and solid live show. Dave is playing better than ever and Shaun is just an amazing musician all around. He is a great singer as well, which is good when it comes to doing harmonies live. We will be hitting every major U.S. market, so head over to our MySpace page for dates. As far as setlists are concerned, we will be playing about 4-5 new songs during our set in support of the new release. In the meantime, we have posted demo versions of the new songs on our page for the fans to listen to. We will also be posting video blogs of us in the studio to kind of give the fans an inside look at Silent Civilian and the progression of the record. We look forward to seeing you all soon."

The bands tour dates are as follows: More...

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Chimaira Announces Headlining Shows

Chimaira has announced three headlining gigs in between days on the Music As A Weapon 4 tour. Here are the headlining tour dates:

03.27.09 Farmington, NM - Gators (feat. Spineshank)
04.09.09 Knoxville, TN - Valarium (feat. Suffocation, Whitechapel, Veil of Maya)
04.19.09 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground (feat. Suicide Silence)

Tickets for the Farmington date are on sale now.

In related news, the band posted the following update from their current tour: More...

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Crooked X Added To Music As A Weapon Tour

Oklahoma's hard rock quartet, Crooked X will play on the second stage at Disturbed's Music As A Weapon IV Tour-a music, tattoo, and lifestyle festival-presented by Samsung Mobile and powered by Sprint. Crooked X will rock The Ernie Ball Second Stage, which will be officially sponsored by multi-city battle of the bands organization Headbang For the Highway, a 38-city, nine-week trek, which kicks off March 20th in Madison, WI. "I would go to this show even if we weren't playing. These are some of our favorite bands. What a great opportunity," says Jesse Cooper, lead guitarist. "I'm so stoked to go on the Music As A Weapon Tour. I'm excited to see Killswitch Engage and Suicide Silence. It's gonna be an experience for sure," adds Forrest French, lead vocals.

Recently, the 15-year-old shredders appeared on their own mini MTV rockumentary, "Rock N Roll Dream," which documented their real-life Cinderella story about four young boys catapulting from a Coweta, OK (population 7,000) garage band to opening for KISS in front of 35,000 screaming fans in Stockholm, Sweden. These events led to CX signing with EMI via McGhee Proffer Media (MPM) in August of 2008, all this within the span of nine months.

Their self-titled 10-song debut for EMI (in stores now), was helmed by hit producers Spencer Proffer (Tina Turner, Quiet Riot, WASP) and Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy, Poison). Standout tracks on the new album include "Gone," "Time Is Now," "You Gotta Bleed," and "Adrenaline." The track "Nightmare," was featured in the successful Rock Band video game while "Gone" and "Rock N Roll Dream" are available as downloadable content for the game. The success of their debut landed them their first national late night TV appearance on ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, where they showcased new single "Gone" in addition to fan favorite "Rock N Roll Dream." More...

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Spineshank Added To Music As A Weapon Tour

Reunited American heavy metal act Spineshank are the latest band to be added to this year's edition of the Music As A Weapon tour. Headlining the festival will be Disturbed and they will be joined by Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil and Chimaira as well as Suicide Silence and Bury Your Dead.

The latest Music As A Weapon 2009 tour dates are as follows:

March 20 - Madison, WI @ Alliance Energy Center
March 21 - Waterloo, IA @ McCelroy Arena
March 23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
March 25 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
March 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Jobbing.com Arena
March 29 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Auditorium
March 31 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre More...

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Spineshank Posts Studio Video Online

Reunited heavy metal act Spineshank has posted a video online showing the band working on new songs in the studio. You can check it out below.

Spineshank reunited in September of last year with lead singer Jonny Santos, who had previously left the group in 2004 and would go on to form Silent Civilian. The band are currently recording songs for a new studio album which they hope to release later in the year. More...

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Spineshank Issues Studio Update

Guitarist Mike Sarkisyan of LA metal band, Spineshank, has issued the following update regarding the progress of their upcoming album:

"Hey there dudes and dudettes, here's a quick update on the status of Spineshank. We had one of our guerilla writing/recording sessions all week. The record is definitely shaping up and trust me when I say that this is going to be by far the best Spineshank record yet. At this point we have about 10 songs completely finished. Some are recorded properly, some are just really shitty recordings. As Tommy said before we're planning on writing 20-22 songs total and then picking the best 12 or so and releasing them. All of us are firing on all cylinders and we're super excited about this record. Jay Baumgardner will be done mixing a coupla songs for us next week, so we'll post something up very soon. Also we'll have a new line of merch coming out it should all be done by January. That's pretty much all for now. Thanx for your undying support."

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Spineshank Posts Update On New Material

Reunited metal act Spineshank has posted the following message online:

"Ok guys, here is a bit of a progress report. Things are moving along pretty nicely, we have about half the record written. Some song titles are "I Am Damage," "Anger Denial Acceptance" and "The Reckoning". Our good friend Jay Baumgardner will be mixing some songs for us next week so we will post some new stuff up as soon as it is done. Jay co-produced Strictly Diesel and mixed Self Destructive Pattern, he is an awesome mixer and a part of the family so we are excited to have him back in the fold again. The writing is going pretty quickly considering that Jonny lives 1000 miles away and can only come out in 4 or 5 day streaks at a time. We are on track to have the new record written by the end of the year. We plan on writing about 20 songs and picking the best 10-12 songs for the record. We have also started rehearsing some of the old songs to get ready for touring early next year. We will get some of the old songs posted up on here as soon as Roadrunner gives us the ok. I have been trying to get approval from them for months but cant seem to get the rights to our own songs. Unbelievable. Thats all for now."

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