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From: Revere, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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The first official listing of confirmed bands for this year's Hellfest, taking place August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ, has been announced. They are as follows:
THE ACACIA STRAIN
ARMOR FOR SLEEP
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
CURL UP AND DIE
DEAD TO FALL
THE EARLY NOVEMBER
GHOST OF THE SALTWATER
GHOSTS OF WAR
GOOD CLEAN FUN
GYM CLASS HEROES
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW
IF HOPE DIES
LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN
RECEIVING END OF SIRENS
THE RED CHORD
SICK OF IT ALL
THIS DAY & AGE
YOUTH OF TODAY
The countdown is on. Three weeks from now the North American Continent will be hit with a five week musical storm - The Sounds Of The Underground Tour launching June 25th in Lowell, Mass.!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb Of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds Of The Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour - this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
This history making tour features 26 shows in 31 days; bringing 22 of todays heaviest and most hard core underground musical performers to the forefront. This fan friendly event is keeping ticket prices very low, under $30.00 per ticket in most markets. The tour delivers Lamb Of God, Opeth, Gwar, Clutch, Poison The Well, Every Time I Die, Chimaira, A Life Once Lost, Throwdown, Unearth, Norma Jean, DevilDriver, From Autumn To Ashes, Madball, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, All That Remains, Terror, The Red Chord, Nora and Fear Before The March Of Flames to arenas all summer long.
Even more for the fans: SotU special Tour Program insert will be in every issue of Revolver magazine on the newsstands in June; with additional limited edition copies of this tour program on heavy stock paper to be distributed at each show.
Also available now and all summer long at Hot Topic is the exclusive DVD/CD Box Set specially priced at $9.99; featuring videos and songs from every band on the tour as well as other favorites from the labels who bring you the SotU tour and also contains a trailer of Lamb Of God's new "Killadelphia" DVD (June 21 Epic Records).
Tickets are still available thru the website where surcharges on tickets are much cheaper, also the website lists many surcharge free box office available locally.
The Red Chord's video for "Antman," off of their latest release, Clients, will debut on MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" this weekend, but you can also check it at theredchord.com.
I didn't think this was a secret or anything, but LAMB OF GOD has been confirmed as the headliner for 2005 SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND TOUR!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds of the Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour- this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
Joining LAMB OF GOD will be:
POISON THE WELL
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
EVERY TIME I DIE
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
HIGH ON FIRE
A LIFE ONCE LOST
ALL THAT REMAINS
THE RED CHORD
FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES
Sounds of the Underground 2005 Tour Dates are as follows:
6/25 - Lowell, MA - Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
6/28 - Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 - Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 - Portsmouth, VA - Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 - Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 - Montreal, QC - Stade Uniprix
7/04 - Mississauga, ON - Arrow Hall
7/05 - Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
7/07 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Theatre @ Target Center
7/08 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
7/10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Village
7/12 - Atlanta, GA - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
7/15 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
7/28 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/29 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
7/31 - Denver, CO- Universal Lending Pavilion
Sounds of the Underground Tour, which features Clutch, Gwar, Lamb of God, Opeth, Unearth, Strapping Young Lad, All that Remains, The Red Chord, DevilDriver and many others, will run through the US and Canada this summer. The second internet pre-sale will be April 12th starting at 4pm EST at tix.artistarena.com/soundsoftheunderground.
The following shows will be available:
Jun. 25 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena - public on sale April 16
Jun. 26 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier - public on sale April 16
Jul. 03 Montreal, QC Stade Uniprix - public on sale April 16
Jul. 04 Toronto, ON Arrow Hall - public on sale April 16
Jul. 05 Cleveland, OH Scene Pavilion - public on sale April 16
Jul. 12 Atlanta, GA Hi Fi Buys - public on sale April 22
Jul. 13 Orlando, FL Tinker Field - public on sale April 16
Jul. 15 Dallax, TX Smirnoff Parking Lot - public on sale April 22
Jul. 20 Phoenix, AX Mesa Amphitheatre - public on sale April 16
Jul. 26 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum - public on sale April 16
Jul. 28 Edmonton, AB Rexhall - public on sale April 16
Jul. 29 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Center - public on sale April 16
Other tour dates: More...
Sounds of the Underground is offering the "internet community" a presale. Tickets will be available before they go on sale to the general public at this link. Also service fees will be lower than most outlets.
The current Sounds of the Underground lineup is:
Poison the Well
Every Time I Die
High on Fire
Strapping Young Lad
All that Remains
A Life Once Lost
The Red Chord
Fear Before the March of Flames
With very special guests GWAR and one more headliner to be announced
Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.
Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.
Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.
Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for the inaugural Sounds of the Underground summer festival tour. The bill will hit the road in North America in late June and run through late July.
With organizers promising the addition of a notable headlining act, others already confirmed for the full tour are From Autumn To Ashes, Chimaira, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Strapping Young Lad, Throwdown, High On Fire, DevilDriver, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost and veteran horrorcore group Gwar, which will present a "halftime show."
Madball has been drafted for the eastern half of the tour, with Terror picking up on Western dates. Regional additions include the Red Chord (East Coast), Fear Before The March Of Flames (Midwest, Southeast) and Himsa (West).
"This tour will show the masses that real music is alive and well," Unearth's Trevor Phipps says. "The Sounds of the Underground will prove that you don't need 'pop-culture' to embrace your sound and way of life."
The tour is being produced by Face the Music Touring agent Tim Borror, Ferret label executive/artist manager Paul Conroy, Ferret label owner Carl Severson and artist manager Larry Mazer. The group has pledged to keep ticket prices below $30.
Dates for the trek have not yet been announced. The Sounds of the Underground Tour website will launch soon with full details.
The Red Chord's new track "Antman" is now available online, you can find it here. The song will appear on the groups forthcoming new album "Clients", which is set for a May 17th release date through Metal Blade.
Initial stops have been unveiled for the upcoming North American run featuring The Red Chord, Bury Your Dead, A Life Once Lost and If Hope Dies as follows:
April 01st Lemoyne, Pennsylvania Champion Ship
April 04th Jacksonville, Florida Thee Imperial
April 05th Miami, Florida The Alley
April 07th Orlando, Florida The Back Booth
April 08th Ybor City, Florida The Orpheum
April 09th Tallahassee, Florida Big Daddy's
April 10th Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Darkroom
April 11th Little Rock, Arkansas Vino's
April 12th Memphis, Tennessee The Complex
April 20th Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Café Metropolis
Japan's 1st annual Independence D Festival, a 3 day event set to take place at Studio Coast Shinkiba in Tokyo. Is kicking off from March 11th through the 13th, a host of artists from all over the world will be taking part in this prestigious event. Lineup's for the festival are below:
Day 2 - March 12
BOWLING FOR SOUP
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
THE RED CHORD
BRUCE LEE BAND
BURY YOUR DEAD
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW
NOT BY CHOICE
Day 3 - March 13
EDGE OF SPIRIT
THE KILLER BARBIES
THINE EYES BLEED
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
WHEEL OF DOOM
More acts are set to be announced daily!
The Red Chord have finished tracking their debut album for Metal Blade Records. Mastering will take place next week with Alan Douches at West West Side. Artwork is being handled by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Nasum) and the record will hit stores on May 17th. Here's what The Red Chord's Guy Kozowyk says about the effort:
"We're extremely excited to see how everyone is going to react to the Clients disc. We'll be putting up a new track in the upcoming weeks and possibly recording a video for the track 'Lay the Tarp' sometime in Feb/March. It's a very different album than Fused Together in Revolving Doors. I personally think it's a lot heavier and angrier, but we'll let you judge for yourself. Thanks to Zeuss for pushing us in the studio and extra special thanks to Nate from Premonitions of War/Dead Water Drowning for coming out and doing some guest vocals."
Meanwhile, the band has lined up the following shows:
2/27 Chicopee MA @ Cabot Street w/ Every Single Nerve, more
2/28 Dover NH @ The Aviary w/ the Taste of Silver, more
3/3 Middletown NY @ Club NY w/ Ed Gein
3/4 Allentown PA @ TBA
3/5 Fredericksburg VA @ KCs w/ Ed Gein. On Broken Wings, more
3/6 Port Jefferson NY @ Club Vegas w/ Ed Gein, more
3/11 Tokyo, Japan @ TBA w/ Bury Your Dead, Bowling for Soup, more
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
Massachusetts outfit The Red Chord will enter the studio on January 6th to begin recording their debut for Metal Blade Records. Recording will take place with producer/engineer Zuess at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA. The full-length, entitled "Clients," will consist of eleven tracks and should hit stores in May. Meanwhile, The Red Chord will resume touring in late-February/early-March, though no definite plans have been confirmed.
The Red Chord are eyeing a tentative May 17th release date via Metal Blade/Black Market Activities for their upcoming new album "Clients".
Following a year of rotating drummers, The Red Chord have found what they hope will be a permanent addition to the band. Brad Fickeisen, formerly of Eviscerate, has now joined the group on drums. Here's a statement from the band:
"We had some pretty huge shoes to fill with previously working with drummers like Mike Justain, Jon Dow and John Longstreth. Brad can definitely hold his own. He has some great chops, hits hard and can blast with the best of them. He has an interesting style that flows with our new material. I definitely don't foresee their being any disappointment from people familiar with us once you all get to check this guy out."
In related news, the group will be in the studio in January recording their debut album for Metal Blade Records, which will hit stores in May. Some tentative song titles for the new record include Fixation on Plastics, Upper Decker, Stupefaction, Hospice Residence, Antman.
The Red Chord continue to seek a new drummer to replace John Longstreth, with whom they parted ways in September. The group has opted to find a permanent replacement before recording their new album, which they are currently writing, rather than using a session drummer. According to vocalist Guy Kozowyk, "We all decided that it would be a better idea if the band searched a bit more for the drummer that will be a part of The Red Chord. We don't want to be held back from touring after or even before the record comes out. We want to be able to tour as soon as possible right after the record is recorded."
Dying Fetus have hired drummer John Longstreth for their upcoming tour with Gwar, as their regular drummer will be unable to participate. Longstreth left The Red Chord last month and according to Dying Fetus, "[he] has done a great job of learning our set list for these shows with barely two weeks of daily rehearsals."
There has been a slight lineup change to the upcoming God Forbid headlining shows. The Red Chord have now been replaced by Throwdown, who will only join the package for the Rhode Island and New Jersey shows. All of these shows will be filmed for a live video for the album's title track, "Gone Forever," to be shot by acclaimed director Zach Merck (Atreyu, Shadows Fall). These dates will also serve as the last God Forbid shows in the U.S. this year, as they will immediately head to Europe with Machine Head to close out 2004 with nine weeks worth of shows.
9/23 - The Living Room in Providence, RI w/ Norma Jean, Throwdown and A Life Once Lost
9/24 - Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ w/ Norma Jean, For The Love Of, Throwdown and A Life Once Lost
9/25 - The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Norma Jean, Throwdown, A Life Once Lost and Knives Wide Open
9/26 - Fat Cat Original Music Hall in Springfield, MA w/ The Really Loud Music Fest
Drummer John Longstreth and The Red Chord reportedly parted ways this past weekend. According to Longstreth, the split is the result of "stylistic differences." Longstreth had originally joined The Red Chord this past spring and has previously done time with Origin and Skinless. Here's a statement from the band:
"John Longstreth is no longer in the band. To avoid any complications, we'll stick with the simple 'stylistic differences' explanation, because it's more accurate than any other. I'd like to believe we're all still on good terms. We do, however, have to cancel our upcoming shows. There are a few people filling in and helping out in the meantime to aid in finalizing new material while we find a new permanent member. A big special thanks to our original drummer, Mike Justain, for helping us out the last few days. Parties interested in trying out can send sample recordings of their playing via audio or video format to the BMA address below or e-mail the band at email@example.com. Parties are asked that they should be fully confident they can play the older Red Chord material. Serious inquiries only."