Band Photo: The Red Chord (?)
From: Revere, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete The Red Chord 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.
Forced to miss its European tour with Rotten Sound and Aborted due to the effects of the recent volcano in Iceland, The Red Chord has lined up two shows for fans on the East Coast. The shows are as follows:
April 24 - New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in Worcester, MA
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly with Premonitions Of War and Tiger Flowers.
Kozowyk offers this explanation about the European tour, "We did everything we could to make it to this European tour with Rotten Sound and Aborted. Unfortunately, our best efforts couldn't get The Red Chord or Those Who Lie Beneath onto the continent until it was far too late. The remainder of the tour is uncertain, but if Rotten Sound and Aborted continue with the rest of it, we strongly advise and appreciate your support of the remaining shows. We will do our best to make up shows before the end of the year and we thank the bands, agents and fans for their patience and understanding during this ridiculous situation."
The full and final lineup for the Summer Slaughter 2010 tour has been announced. The full lineup is:
ALL SHALL PERISH
THE RED CHORD
VEIL OF MAYA
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
With the exception of the New York and Los Angeles dates, tickets are projected to be under $20.
ROTTEN SOUND has posted two tracks, "Mindkill" and "Missing Link" (NAPALM DEATH), from their forthcoming "Napalm" EP on their MySpace page. "Napalm" features three brand new ROTTEN SOUND songs and three NAPALM DEATH covers along with a bonus DVD that includes a full live set from the Obscene Extreme Festival.
The complete track listing for "Napalm" (cover art) is as follows:
2. Dead Remains
4. The Kill
5. Missing Link
6. Suffer The Children
"Napalm" is set for a March 30th North American release date, April 5th internationally. More...
Just For Fun
Metal Blade Records has posted a video clip online of various metal musicians interviewing the booth babes at the 2010 NAMM convention. The video clip, which can be viewed below, features Jon "Charn" Rice from Job For A Cowboy, Greg Weeks from The Red Chord, Jeff Paulick from Lazarus A.D., Frank Bello from Anthrax, and more.
The Red Chord have announced they will be performing with their original drummer Michael Justian at all of their upcoming shows. Justian has not publicly performed with the group since the Maryland Deathfest of 2004, and replaces recently departed drummer, Brad Fickeisen. Justian left The Red Chord at the end of 2003, joined Unearth in 2004, and also spent time filling in for Trap Them, Earth Crisis, Shai Hulud, and 108 in the interim.
Guitarist Mike McKenzie commented: "It's great to be jamming with Mike again. His approach to drumming is truly unique and amazing. Even though it has been about 6 years since he has played this stuff, his playing is stronger than ever. We've rehearsed almost every day for the last month and we can't wait to do this live again."
The first show with the adjusted line up will be this Wednesday, February 10th at the Hideaway in Johnson City, TN before meeting up with My Children My Bride, Chelsea Grin and Those Who Lie Beneath on the "Burgers and Bowling" tour.
The confirmed dates for the "Burgers And Bowling" tour are as follows: More...
Finland's ROTTEN SOUND will join ABORTED and THE RED CHORD for the ‘Machines Of Grind' tour, a three-week co-headlining European tour. This tour will kick-off in mid-April and also include stops at the Neurotic Death Fest and Revolution Fest Open Air.
The three bands will also co-headline through the United Kingdom April 18th through 22nd as the ‘Terrorizer Tour-ture' as presented by Terrorizer Magazine. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.
Additionally, ROTTEN SOUND we see an EP release this March via Relapse. The EP, Napalm, will feature three brand new ROTTEN SOUND tracks in addition to three NAPALM DEATH covers. Additional album details, including track listing, will be announced shortly. More...
Boston metallers The Red Chord have announced they will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour in support of their latest album "Fed Through The Teeth Machine." Support on the tour will come from Mychildren Mybride, Chelsea Grin, and Those Who Lie Beneath. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
02/11 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue
02/12 Pensacola, FL The Vault
02/13 Birmingham, AL 5 Points Music Hall
02/14 New Orleans, LA The High Ground
02/16 Wichita Falls, TX The Hangar
02/17 Tyler, TX Knights Of Columbus Hall
02/18 McAllen, TX The Incubator
02/19 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
02/20 Houston, TX Meridian
02/21 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
02/23 Tucson, AZ The Rock
02/24 Las Vegas, NV Area 702
02/25 Bakersfield, CA Jerry's Pizza
02/26 Modesto, CA Modesto Virtual
02/28 Palmdale, CA The Crossing
03/01 Flagstaff, AZ The Joint
03/02 Albuqurque, NM Launchpad
03/03 Amarillo, TX The War Legion Underground
03/04 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live
03/05 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
03/06 Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasants
03/07 Nashville, TN Rocketown
03/08 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
03/09 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
03/11 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
03/12 South Hackensack, NJ School Of Rock
03/13 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
03/14 Holyoke, MA Water Front Tavern
The Red Chord has announced that they will be filming a brand new music video for the song, "Demoralizer" this saturday (October 31st.) The video will be directed by David Brodsky, who has worked with the band before. The band are currently on tour with Gwar and Job For A Cowboy, supporting their latest album, "Fed Through The Teeth Machine."
Boston Massachusetts metal band THE RED CHORD is gearing up for the release of their fourth full length album, entitled "Fed Through the Teeth Machine," due out on October 27th in the US through Metal Blade Records.
Guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie comments on the band’s new album "Fed Through the Teeth Machine," "We spent the last year working hard on this one and we're excited for everyone to finally hear it. It's a lot faster and, in my opinion, more straight forward in a structural sense. We're really happy with the great work Jonny Fay and Zeuss did too. It's not a concept record, but there are some loose conceptual elements to it: hygienic obsession, delusional compound-dwellers and Maniac Mansion. Get ready to make fun of us on the internet!" More...
The 2009 edition of the Pressure Fest is set to take place on August 8th & 9th in Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany. The final line-up and play times are as follows:
Saturday, August 8th
Agnostic Front 22.00 - 23.00
H2O 21.00 - 21.45
Evergreen Terrace 20.00 - 20.45
Casey Jones 19.15 - 19.45
Fucked Up 18.30 - 19.00
CDC 17.45 - 18.15
Trash Talk 17.00 - 17.30
Ambush 16.15 - 16.45
xKingdomx 15.30 - 16.00
xRhinocerusx 14.50 - 15.15
Onesta 14.10 - 14.35
Half Past Death 13.30 - 13.55
Sunday, August 9th
Madball 21:00 - 22.00
Walls Of Jericho 20:00 - 20:45
DYS 19.00 - 19:45
Ceremony 18.15 - 18:45
Death Before Dishonor 17.30 - 18.00
The Red Chord 16.45 - 17.15
In Blood We Trust 16.00 - 16.30
Fatal Recoil 15.15 - 15.45
xRepresentx 14.35 - 15.00
Skare Tactic 13.55 - 14.20
Screaming Silence 13.20 - 13.40
Hang The Bastard 12:50 - 13:05
The Red Chord has posted the fourth video installment for the making of Fed Through The Teeth Machine. In this episode, Johnny Fay tries to no avail to get Greg Weeks to successfully lay down his bass tracks.
Watch episode #4, bass recording Here
Maroon will fly in to VIVEIRO, Spain on August 1st for one show at the Resurrection Festival. They'll be playing alongside bands like Madball, Napalm Death, Walls of Jericho, Ignite, Folsom, The Red Chord, and more. You can view the flyer below (click for full size):
Check out the video posted below as they guitar track "Fed Through The Teeth Machine" with Jonny Fay and Mike “Gunface” McKenzie.
Watch the video here
The Summer Breeze Festival 2009 will take place in Dinkelsbühl, Germany from August 13 - 15. The final bands confirmed for the festival are WALLS OF JERICHO, CARNIFEX, ANAAL NATHRAKH, CYNIC, THE RED CHORD and BENIGHTED.
The entire list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...
The Red Chord has posted a new video online for the instrumental track "It Came From Over There," which was performed at the Maryland Deathfest. Sigh keyboaridst Mirai Kawashima also makes an appearance on the video, which can be viewed below. More...
The Red Chord has posted a video of the drum recording sessions for their upcoming as-yet-untitled album which will be released through Metal Blade Records. The video can be viewed below. More...
In a recent update, The Red Chord confirmed that they are writing material for a brand new studio album. The band has posted the following message: "To those of you who still check websites and not just Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, LastFM and everything else that isn't a band's official website, thanks for visiting our dot com. As you may have noticed, we have taken a break from touring to buckle down and get a record written. The writing of our new full length is well along its way. The current intention is to get into the studio sometime in April/May. We will have more extensive updates soon.
"In the meantime, we are briefly taking the show back on the road for a short run with WALLS OF JERICHO. TURMOIL will join up for 3 of the dates. Also, we are playing SUNY Purchase on April 17th alongside THE COOL KIDS, CHARLES HAMILTON THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH, THE DEAR HUNTER and a bunch of other bands we dont really make sense with. We are excited to play all of these and hope to see you there. Look for more updates soon."
Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.
Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.
Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...
Darkest Hour has lined up some tour dates on the East Coast where they will be joined by The Red Chord, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Skeletonwitch and Rose Funeral.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 18 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox (no TRC)
December 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Church
December 20 - Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage
December 21 - Washington, D.C. 2 9:30 Club
More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:
Swallow the Sun
The Red Chord
Keep of Kalessin
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:
"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."
A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009
Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.
Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...