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Latest Recon News

Below is our complete Recon 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.

Recon Seeks New Frontman

New York hardcore band Recon (Rise Records) is currently in search of a new vocalist. The group elaborates:

"Alex is no longer with the band, we didn't have a terrible falling out and there's no animosity or anything of the sort, we've just gone our separate ways. We're now in search of the right person to front Recon. We're not looking for anyone who sounds identical to Alex or Chris; what's important is that it sounds heavy and natural.

1. Must be over the age of 19.
2. Some touring experience is preferred.
3. Be able to tour 9-10 months a year.
4. Know our set and be a front man, not just a singer.
5. Must be straight edge.
6. Must not be a pussy or a negative nancy, but at the same time, must not be an asshole.

"Aright, so here's the deal, if you fill the requirements, the next step is to record 3 songs off our album, Thirteen, Armageddon and Deceiver. We will have links to download the tracks on our Myspace. Please don't waste our time and yours by screaming at your computer microphone, make sure you record at a studio or with some sort of legitimate recording rig. Email your tracks to reconvocals@gmail.com with your contact info and anything else you'd like us to know. Please don't message our myspace about this, stick to the email address, otherwise it might not get read."

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Endwell Kicked Off The Mosh Lives Tour with Emmure

Endwell has been kicked off of The Mosh Lives Tour that Emmure is headlining. Here's and update from the band:

"First off, we want to apologize to everyone who was planning on coming out and seeing us on the MOSH LIVES tour but unfortunately as of yesterday (Tuesday May 27th) we have been kicked off of the tour because of a T-Shirt....yep that's right. Apparently some people can't take a joke. We were stoked for this tour and looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends and playing some fun shows. Without getting into all the details well leave it at this; some of our good friends receive an email from a certain Tyrant telling them that if we weren't removed from the tour immediately that they would have hell to pay and the outcome was us being asked to leave the tour. We basically drove 30 hours straight to meet up with the tour in Texas and now 2 days later were driving 20 hours back home, it was a good waste of a few hundred dollars in gas.

"Needless to say we're beyond bummed....either way you guys should still go out and support the Mosh Lives tour. There are some great bands and its a great show everynight. We want to thank Recon, After The Burial, Ligeia, Emmure and On Broken Wings for being cool dudes and hopefully we'll get back out there with a few of you again at some point.

"All in all this is just another bump in the road and were not gonna let it slow us down. Our new EP (Revenge Is A Healthy Motive) came out today on Itunes and through our online store, were heading up to Canada in 2 weeks with our pals in MEANS and OCEANS and then right after that we head out on a FULL US tour with Stray From The Path and The Ghost Inside starting in Cali in July. Can't hold us down.....if any hardcore bands are reading this and wanna go on tour hit us up!!! We're gonna be doin our full length at the end of the summer and we're not looking to be home..EVER!"

You can see the shirt design (which appears to be taking a jab at Victory Records, who recenlty dropped the band) in question that got the band kicked off the tour on their Blogspot page.

Victory owner Tony Brummel previously commented on the band's release:

"There is no drama here. Bands and labels go in opposite directions all of the time. Endwell and I are totally cool and they knew about this last week. They are young guys and understandably a bit shocked still and emotional. They know that I will help them in any way that I can in the future. Who knows, we might even end up working together again."

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Complete NEMHF 2008 Lineup Revealed

The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.

The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.

"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.

Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.

The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.

Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.

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Firestorm Fest Hits Chicago

Last night Firestorm Fest (American Hardcore Lives) rolled into Chicago. My sons, along with one of their friends, accompanied me into the city to see the show.

And what a show it was. I think my ears have stopped bleeding and I think my hearing is beginning to return. We all agreed that it was one of the best shows we've seen in some time.

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10th Annual NEMHF Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.

Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.

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Earth Crisis Announce More Tour Dates

Reunited hardcore legends EARTH CRISIS have scheduled a number of U.S. shows in February/March alongside TERROR, SWORN ENEMY, SHAI HULUD, DOWN TO NOTHING and RECON. So far the following dates have been announced:

Feb. 29 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Mar. 01 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Mar. 02 - Pittsburgh, PA - The School
Mar. 03 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Mar. 04 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
Mar. 05 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
Mar. 06 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Mar. 07 - Logan, UT - Club NVO
Mar. 08 - Boise, ID - The Boise
Mar. 09 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar. 10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Mar. 11 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk
Mar. 12 - Hollywood, CA - The Knitting Factory
Mar. 13 - Long Beach, CA - The Vault
Mar. 15 - El Paso, TX - Chic's
Mar. 16 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Mar. 17 - New Orleans, LA - The High Ground
Mar. 18 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth
Mar. 19 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Mar. 20 - Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
Mar. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
Mar. 23 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights

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Earth Crisis Post Initial Headlining Tour Dates

The following initial dates have been released for EARTH CRISIS’ upcoming headlining tour which appears to feature TERROR, SWORN ENEMY, SHAI HULUD, DOWN TO NOTHING, and RECON:

February 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
March 4 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
March 7 - Logan, UT @ Club NVO
March 9 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 12 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory

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The Acacia Strain Announce Tour

THE ACACIA STRAIN, have confirmed most dates for an upcoming fall headlining tour dubbed Crashing Through the Holidays to continue supporting the band's latest release, 'The Dead Walk.' Joining the band on the road will be Despised Icon, Full Blown Chaos and the Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, with additional support from Recon, Implosive Disgorgance and Ligeia on select dates. Currently wrapping up dates alongside labelmates All That Remains as well as Protest The Hero and Too Pure To Die, THE ACACIA STRAIN will take a month off the road before heading back out in late November.

"We're wicked excited for this tour," frontman Vincent Bennet says. "I've wanted to tour with all of these bands forever, and we finally are. We are going to be playing some songs that we haven't played in forever or haven't been able to play due to the lack of a second guitar (hint) and will be showcasing a new song or two. Expect a ton of "thumbs up" and some serious hangouts. Save your pennies too, because we are going to have a bunch of one time only merch designs! I can think of no better way to ring in the holiday season than with all the bands on this tour. Sorry to our friends in the Great White North though, we are seriously trying to stay away from those dangerous snow-covered roadways. I promise we will make it up to you when the warmer weather hits. See everyone in November and December!"

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Recon Signs To Rise Records

Albany, New York straight edge hardcore/metal crew Recon has officially joined the Rise Records roster. The group released an EP with Closed Casket Activities last summer while their Rise Records debut will surface in 2008. You can check them out here.

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Palehorse and Recon Tour Dates

Palehorse will be hitting the road this week with Recon. Here are the tour dates:

11/18 Cambridge, MA @ The Cambridge Elks
11/19 Columbus, OH @ Bernies
11/20 Kansas City, MO @ The Anchor
11/21 Denver, CO @ Sox Place
11/22 Cedar City, UT @ SUHC Venue
11/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Vortex
11/25 Idaho Falls, ID @ Infinity Dance Studio
11/26 Spokane valley, WA @ The Slaughterhouse
11/27 Seattle, WA @ West Seattle Legion Hall
11/30 Oakland, CA
12/5 Upland, CA @ The Wire W/ Winds of Plague
12/7 Kingman, AZ @ VFW of DOOM
12/8 Espanola, NM @ Marcelino's House
12/9 Lubbock, TX @ The Way
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
12/11 Laredo, TX @ some bar
12/14 Houston, TX @ Walter's on Washington
12/15 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
12/16 Fort Walton Beach, FL @ FWB-Fairgrounds (Winter Fest)
12/17 Madison, AL @ Multiplex
12/19 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
12/20 Johnson City, TN @ This Is Our Fest
12/21 Kernersville, NC @ Creation Skatepark
12/22 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant

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