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Latest Invitro News

Below is our complete Invitro 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.

Invitro Updates Tour Dates

Invitro has updated their already existing tour dates with bands Devildriver, Napalm Death, Walls Of Jericho, and 36 Crazyfists. The band will be playing 38 dates on the DevilDriver tour "Bound By The Road." The dates are listed below. More...

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36 Crazyfists Debut New Song On Myspace Metal

Alaskan metal heavyweights 36 Crazyfists have debuted a brand-new song, “Absent Are The Saints,” from their upcoming album, "The Tide and Its Takers", exclusively on Myspace Metal.

Singer Brock Lindow comments on the song: “I’m excited people are finally getting to hear it. We’ve been sitting on it for a while, so now people outside our circle of friends have a chance to hear the new music. Lyrically, “Absent Are The Saints” is about how some people pray for and wait for change it rather than making it happen themselves. It’s about being proactive about changing your life.”

36 Crazyfists is currently touring with DevilDriver, Napalm Death, and Invitro on the Bound By The Road tour to support the May 27 release of The "Tide and Its Takers". The album is the Ferret Music debut from 36 Crazyfists. More...

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Devildriver Announce Headlining Tour Dates

Metal road warriors DevilDriver will hit the road in Winter 2008, headlining the “Bound By The Road” tour in support of their acclaimed masterwork, "The Last Kind Words." This tour marks the band’s first headline run for this album. Also on the bill are death metal legends Napalm Death, and up-and-comers Walls Of Jericho, 36 Crazyfists and InVitro. The tour begins on February 27 and runs through April 19.

Pre-sale tickets will be available exclusively for members of the band’s newly launched fan club, dubbed “The Wretched,” on Thursday, December 13, 2007, at https://tixx1.artistarena.com/devildriver/. Tickets will be available for the general public the following day. Additionally, those diehard fans who purchase 4 or more tickets at once will gain early entry into the venue, and participate in a 30-minute pre-show meet and greet with the entire band where they will be able to take photographs and have two items autographed.

“The Wretched” is an exclusive, official fan community where DevilDriver fans reap loads of benefits for the low annual cost of $19.99. Members of “The Wretched” will receive a t-shirt and patch upon signing up, automatic entry into contests, monthly giveaways, as well as more intimate access to the band through web chats and blogs.

Of the fan club and the tour, frontman Dez Fafara said, “We have just started our first fan club, and we have put together a diverse package. We have one of the greatest legends in metal playing right before us and we have a punk rock band opening for us. We’re going to do an hour to an hour-and-a-half on stage every night, and we’re going to throw in a lot of songs we have never played live before. There will be more of a production on stage, too. With lights and all. We will be playing a lot of stuff from our new record. And there will be some surprises, too, so come out and see the show!”

Below are the latest "Bound By The Road" tour dates, with more to be announced shortly. More...

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Invitro Line Up Dates With Drowning Pool and Otep

INVITRO, the Los Angeles aluminum foil clad five-piece that has been tearing up stages on tours with STATIC-X, SEVENDUST, HELLYEAH and the Family Values Tour; has been confirmed as direct support for DROWNING POOL. The band has also announced some dates in support of OTEP.

INVITRO recently released their debut album “When I Was A Planet” through Gridiron Records, a label formed by INVITRO guitarist Mikey Doling and Kansas City Chiefs‘ Offensive tackle Kyle Turley. Since the album’s release, Revolver Magazine stated, “Beneath the humor are some of the most intricate riffs and sharpest melodies you’ll hear this year. Come to Planet for the mirth; stay for the music,” while Metal Edge Magazine proclaimed “the musicianship and originality are incredible. These aluminum foil luchadors are on a whole other level.” More...

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Stream Invitro's Entire "When I Was A Planet"

Invitro's debut album "When I Was a Planet" can be streamed in its entirety on their MySpace page (left hand side under the "Band Members" section). The album is due out on September 11th.

Invitro just wrapped up their stint on the second stage of Korn's Family Values Tour.

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Family Values 2007 Tour Adds Second Stage

LiveDaily.com reports: A second stage, more bands and a video-game contest have been added to this summer's Family Values Tour.

The festival's fifth installment is set to kick off July 20 with Korn and Evanescence topping the bill and sharing the main stage with Atreyu, Flyleaf, Trivium, and Hell Yeah, the new band comprising Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott and members of Mudvayne and Nothingface.

The second stage, sponsored by RedOctane video game "Guitar Hero," will host five additional bands, including up-and-comers Five Finger Death Punch, Invitro and Twin Method. Between sets, a national "Guitar Hero II" competition will take place on stage, with competitors vying for an autographed Korn guitar, band access passes and a chance to challenge Korn frontman Jonathan Davis to a game after the show.

The 30-city trek starts in Maryland Heights, MO, and makes its way across the US, wrapping in early September with four shows in California. The caravan of rockers is also set to stop in Toronto July 31st. Details are listed below.

As they did last year, organizers will offer $9.99 lawn seats in most cities.

Family Values, which Korn created with its management company in 1998, returned to the stage last summer following a five-year hiatus and saw its most successful run to date.

Korn is scheduled to release its eighth studio album, which won't have a name, on July 31. The set's first single, "Evolution," and a video that documents the making of the song, are streaming at Korn's website.

Here are the latest Family Values 2007 Tour dates: More...

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Invitro Announces Album Release Date

INVITRO, the California-based band featuring ex-SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist Mikey Doling, has been added as the support act on a number of upcoming dates on the STATIC-X/OTEP tour.

"We rocked 57 shows with my best brothers from my SNOT days and with Sonny Mayo in SEVENDUST now so it's been an awesome experience for everyone," says Invitro guitarist Mikey Doling. "We are going home for a week and then we start touring with STATIC-X. I'm very stoked to be touring with these guys, as we did a bit of touring together when I was in SOULFLY. It's always great to tour with old friends and I'm looking forward to a lot of good times with INVITRO."

In other news, INVITRO has announced the release date for its debut album, "When I Was A Planet', which is now scheduled to land in stores on August 7, 2007. The album will be released by Gridiron Records, a new label founded by Doling and Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Kyle Turley.

"I'm very excited to announce our release date for our debut record," commented Doling. "We've been working our asses off to reach this goal and we are releasing the record August 7th, 2007 which is Lynn Strait's [late SNOT frontman] birthday. The date is very symbolic for me personally. I can't wait for everyone to finally hear it."

Here are the INVITRO tour dates with STATIC-X and Otep: More...

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Invitro Added To Upcoming Static-X Tour

INVITRO, who are currently finishing up a tour with SEVENDUST, have been added as support to the upcoming STATIC-X tour with OTEP.

“We rocked 57 shows with my best brothers from my SNOT days and with Sonny Mayo in SEVENDUST now so it’s been an awesome experience for everyone,” says INVITRO guitarist Mikey Doling. “We are going home for a week and then we start touring with STATIC-X. I’m very stoked to be touring with these guys, as we did a bit of touring together when I was in SOULFLY. It’s always great to tour with old friends and I’m looking forward to a lot of good times with INVITRO.” More...

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Invitro To Play Free Benefit Concert

Invitro, featuring ex-Snot/Soulfly guitarist Mikey Doling, have announced a free benefit concert at Minxx strip club in Las Vegas on April 4th, 2007 at 12 noon. The show will be hosted by comedian Ralphie May of the NBC's hit reality series, "Last Comic Standing". Proceeds raised during the performance will go towards the medical bills for three Minxx employees who were wounded in a February shooting that broke out at the club.

43-year-old Minxx security guard Tom Urbanski was left a paraplegic as a result of the multiple gunshot wounds he suffered during the shooting. Since then, Urbanski has endured a series of costly medical procedures and rehabilitation that will continue for the rest of his life.

"I've been good friends with Minxx owner Dwight Chornomud since we played college football together at San Diego State," says Gridiron Records Kyle Turley. "When I heard about the horrible tragedy that happened at Dwight's club I had to do everything I could to help these people out and get back on track. I also think this incident cast a shadow on NFL players and wanted people to know that most of us don't condone the reprehensible actions of a few select players on the evening
in question."

Invitro are currently finishing up a 57-date tour with Sevendust and Diecast. The band is set to release their debut album, When I Was A Planet, in summer of 2007 through Gridiron Records, the new label founded by Doling and Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Kyle Turley.

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Snot To Reform Under The Name Invitro

Three out of five members of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT — guitarists Mikey Doling (ex-SOULFLY), Sonny Mayo (SEVENDUST) and bassist John Fahnestock (KCUF, AMEN) — reunited for the first time since the passing of SNOT frontman Lynn Strait. Mayo and Fahnestock joined Doling and his new band INVITRO for a cover of SNOT's "Stoopid" during their November 1, 2006 performance at Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California.

SNOT frontman Lynn Strait died in a car accident in 1998, putting an end to a career that generated considerable promise but only one studio album, the 1997 Geffen Records release "Get Some". Also killed was the band's mascot Dobbs, Strait's dog who adorned the cover of SNOT's debut album. The band had been recording their sophomore album and had completed 10 songs at the time of Strait's tragic passing.

INVITRO recently finished recording its debut album, which will be released in early 2007 through GridIron Records, a new label founded by Doling, Kyle Turley (offensive tackle for Kansas City Chiefs), Max Harris and former SNOT manager Nic Adler. Audio clips of the band's debut album can be heard at their MySpace page.

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