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Left To Vanish

Formed: 2004
From: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Left To Vanish News

Below is our complete Left To Vanish 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.

Left To Vanish Premiere New Song "Simple Banter"

Left To Vanish, featuring ex-A Life Once Lost frontman Bob Meadows, have posted the below new track, “Simple Banter“. It comes from the band’s new outing ”Dethroned“, out December 17th via Creep Records. The band will play a record release show that same day at the Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia, PA with End and more.

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Left To Vanish Announces New Lineup

Philadelphia metal band, Left To Vanish, has issued the following update regarding their vocalist situation:

"This is a long overdue announcement! As some of you may or may not know, Keith Nolan left the band a couple months ago due to personal issues and to this day we are still very good friends. Keith has been a part of this band for almost 6 years! We thank him for his neverending support and dedication. We experimented with fill-ins after his departure until we found the right guy for the job. If you seen us on the Salt The Wound/Woe Of Tyrants Tour and/or NEMF 2009 you have seen our new vocalist John Walls. He has been a close friend of the band for years and has everything we've been looking for in a vocalist." More...

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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Left To Vanish Added To Salt The Wound Tour

LEFT TO VANISH has been added to the SALT THE WOUND / WOE OF TRYANTS tour this April leading up to the band's New England Metal Fest's appearance.

Here are the Left to Vanish tour dates with Salt The Wound and Woe of Tyrants:

Mar 31, 2009 @ THE MUSE Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 1, 2009 @ THE COUP Clarksville, Tennessee
Apr 3, 2009 @ BIG DADDY’S Tallahassee, Florida
Apr 4, 2009 @ BRASS MUG Tampa, Florida
Apr 6, 2009 @ GALLERY 13 Columbus, Georgia
Apr 7, 2009 @ SWAYZES Marietta, Georgia
Apr 8, 2009 @ GROUND ZERO Spartanburg, South Carolina
Apr 9, 2009 @ THE REFUGE Fredericksburg, Virginia
Apr 10, 2009 @ PLAN B Danville, Virginia
Apr 11, 2009 @ CLUB RELEVANT Virginia Beach, Virginia
Apr 12, 2009 @ CLARK KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL Clark, New Jersey
Apr 13, 2009 @ ALEXANDER’S Philladelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 14, 2009 @ EUROPA Brooklyn, New York
Apr 15, 2009 @ THE HAUNT Yonkers, New York
Apr 16, 2009 @ THE LOST HORIZON Syracuse, New York

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This Or The Apocalypse Confirmed For NE Metal Fest

Lifeforce Records has issued the following information about This or the Apocalypse being confirmed for the 2009 New England Metal Fest:

"THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE and LEFT TO VANISH will be playing the NEW ENGLAND METAL FEST this year! We couldn't be more excited!"

Here is the info:

Saturday - 04-18-2009 at The New England Metal/Hardcore Fest Day 2 @ The Palladium

Friday - 04-17-2009 at The New England Metal/Hardcore Fest Day 1 @ The Palladium

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Left To Vanish Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Left To Vanish has announced a short string of upcoming tour dates. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

2/14 2009 @ The Moose Lodge w/ Veil of Maya, After The Burial Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2/21 2009 @ Brunswick Zone Turnersville, New Jersey

3/21 2009 @ The Sonar w/ DARKEST HOUR Baltimore, Maryland

4/17 2009 @ The New England Metal/Hardcore Fest Day 1 @ The Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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Psyopus Announces New Vocalist, Brian Woodruff

NY grinders, Psyopus, have revealed Brian Woodruff as their newest vocalist.

"Psyopus is long overdue and happy to announce new vocalist Brian Woodruff into the band. If you've seen Psyopus at all since the beginning of our Grinding Into Cataclysm tour that began in August, you may have noticed the new face on the stage. Well, Here is the explanation. After Harrison Christie's announced replacement, Matt Duckbirth, flaked out shortly after our press release of his joining the band, we replaced him with Brian. Brian was known as the vocalist from the Binghamton/Rochester, NY band As This Body, I Exist. We worked with him intensely, brought him into the studio and recorded the new album. This album was recorded with Brian. VERY shortly there after we jumped in the van and headed out for tour with War From a Harlots Mouth, Fuck the Facts and Left to Vanish. Again, after the premature press release that Matt was joining our band, we wanted to make sure that Brian was indeed the kat for the band before we made it "official". We are now here to say that he is indeed the kat for the job. Be prepared for a notch up in the vocal brutality of Psyopus."

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Metal Blade/Lifeforce/Relapse CMJ Showcase

You can hang out with Metal Blade Records, Lifeforce Records, and Relapse Records at this year's CMJ to celebrate some of their most promising young bands including: This or the Apocalypse, Bison B.C., Left to Vanish, Tombs, and Psyopus. There will also be a raffle for a huge gift basket containing prizes from all three record labels.

Thursday, October 23rd
Knitting Factory Tap Bar
74 Leonard St.
New York City, NY 10013

Doors @ 8pm
Show runs until 1am

Left To Vanish
Bison B.C.
This Or The Apocalypse

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War From A Harlots Mouth Posts Tour Dates, Song

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH has uploaded the track "no hi 5 for coward" taken from their upcoming limited split 5" with Dead Flesh Fashion to be released on Sharkmen Records. You can find the track on the band's Myspace profile.

As previously reported WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH is heading out to their first ever US tour this week along with PSYOPUS, FUCK THE FACTS and label mates LEFT TO VANISH.


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Left To Vanish Signs To Lifeforce Records

Lifeforce Records America has announced the addition of Philadelphia's LEFT TO VANISH to their roster.

LEFT TO VANISH's sound builds upon their rich Philadelphia heritage and sets out to expand upon the current extreme metal and hardcore sounds of today to create intricate, groove-oriented brutality. Being around for four years now, Left to Vanish has gone through many hardships and line up changes but has remained extremely focused and definitely gelled to form the powerhouse that they are today. Consisting of Keith Knolan (vocals), Sean Salm (guitars), Kevin Salm (guitars), Paul Meredith (drums) and Bryan Little (bass), LEFT TO VANISH are highly determined and set to destroy.

Combining elements of ambient guitars over thick cut riffs, LEFT TO VANISH hopes to define a new genre of metal for their upcoming Lifeforce Records America debut "Versus The Throne" due out July 22nd.

Sean Salm of Left To Vanish comments on the signing: "We are so stoked to get the chance to work with Lifeforce and be among such an amazing roster. Bands that we have looked up to for years have grown and worked with Lifeforce. We are currently in the midst of recording and we can assure you it's a masterpiece in the works. All of us cannot wait to get back on the road and release this record!"

Drew Juergens of Lifeforce Records America had this to say on the signing: "I am extremely excited to be working with LEFT TO VANISH, they have proven to be exceptionally focused and have done a lot of leg work on their own to get their name out there. Their new material is not only stellar but jaw dropping, almost like a mixture of newer Between the Buried and Me and A Life Once Lost, but not derivative in the least with a true sense of self and forward thinking progression!"

You can hear a rough version of the new track "Lauftanza Heist" from their Lifeforce debut "Versus The Throne" on the band's MySpace page.

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The Concubine, Left To Vanish Tour Dates

The Concubine will be on the road this summer on a full US tour with Left To Vanish. Here are the tour dates:

7/10 New Jersey @ TBA
7/11 Pennsylvannia @ TBA
7/12 Toledo, OH @ Vamps
7/13 Owensboro, KY @ The Borthers Pizza
7/14 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/15 Merrillville, IN @ Las Pinatas
7/16 West Dundee, IL @ The Clearwater Theater
7/17 St Louis, MO @ TBA
7/18 Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon Ballroom
7/19 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Factory
7/20 Lubbock, TX @ TBA
7/21 Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
7/22 Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation 2
7/23 San Diego, CA @ TBA
7/24 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
7/25 Modesto, CA @ Fat Cats Music House and Lounge
7/26 Soledad, CA @ The Castle
7/27 Frenso, CA @ TBA
7/28 Santa Cruz, CA @ The 418
7/29 Carson City, NV @ Studio Four
7/30 Bountiful, UT @ The Project
8/1 Nebraska @ TBA
8/2 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Main Event
8/3 Osseo, MN @ Segue Cafe
8/4 Milwaukee, WI @ TBA
8/5 Illinois @ TBA
8/6 Indiana @ TBA
8/7 Southgate, MI @ TBA

If you can help with any of the unconfirmed dates, email the band at throwthehaymaker@yahoo.com.

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Left To Vanish, From Graves Of Valor, Deadly Tour

Left To Vanish, From Graves Of Valor (ex-Through The Eyes Of The Dead) and Deadly (ex-Invocation of Nehek) will be hitting the road together in February and are need of some help. If you can help with any TBA dates email throwthehaymaker@yahoo.com.

2/17 Lansing, MI @ Immanuel Community Reformed Church w/ The Miles Between and Death Do Us Part
2/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA
2/19 Oswego, NY @ Red Planet Skatepark
2/20 Hudson, NY @ TBA
2/21 Burlington, VT @ Oddfellows Temple
2/22 Massachusetts @ TBA
2/23 Connecticut @ TBA
2/24 Commack, NY @ McCoys
2/25 Wilkes Barre, PA @ TBA
2/26 Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
2/27 Maryland/Virginia @ TBA
2/28 Kingston, TN @ TBA
3/1 North Carolina @ TBA
3/2 Manning, SC @ The American Legion
3/3 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant

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