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Below is our complete 108 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.
Converge will be appearing on the "H.E.L.L." compilation, and a new trailer for the release has now been posted online. Check out the clip below. The following statement was also released about the project:
"Happy Holidays! We’re very excited to finally be able to announce this project in its entirety. In 2007, Gordon Riker & Kelly Wallace both tragically passed away in bike accidents in Boston, MA. Shortly after, friends of their’s started a non-profit organization titled H.E.L.L. (Helping Everyone Live Longer).
"H.E.L.L. is a DIY group that primarily operates in Boston’s punk and hardcore scene that both Gordon and Kelly were heavily involved in. H.E.L.L.’s main goal is to give out free helmets from donations while raising bike safety awareness. You can learn more about H.E.L.L. at helpingeveryonelivelonger.org
"For the last year, we’ve been working on a compilation to help raise money and awareness for H.E.L.L. This compilation features songs and artwork from Gordon and Kelly’s friends, family, and favorite bands, as well as a few others who have lost someone close to them. Contributions are not just primarily from the Greater Boston area, but also Florida, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Qu?bec. All proceeds from this compilation will go directly to helping keep H.E.L.L. alive.
"The compilation includes NEW, EXCLUSIVE, and UNRELEASED songs from 108, Alanna (ex-Medicated Kisses), Jason Anderson, Attica! Attica (ex-Marathon/De La Hoya), Battle!, The Faux, The First Annual (ex-Guns Up!), Fly Upright Kite, Form & File, Foxfires (ex-Last Lights/Four Year Strong), Give and Take (ex-Battle!), Hunger (ex-Unrestrained/Crucial Times), Late Nite Wars, Life & Limb (ex-Maintain), Brian Marquis (ex-Therefore I Am), Our Lives (members of Vanna/Always & Forever), Powerwolves, Roadrage, Oscar Albis Rodriguez (of Ghost Robot Ninja Bear/ex-Nakatomi Plaza), Peter Long, Ten Thirty Nine, Undark and the Radium Girls, Vanna, Wrong Body (ex-A Loss for Words), yellowbirddd (ex-Fly Upright Kite), and rare songs from Converge, Paint it Black, Four Year Strong, and Freezepop." More...
108 has announced two shows in the beginning of 2011:
01/08: New York, NY @ The Cake Shop w/ Ensign, Incendiary
01/09: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Damnation AD, Vision & more
According to their label, Deathwish, it seems that the band has overcome the internal conflicts that slowed their schedule for much of 2010.
Brooklynvegan.com is offering 108's "18.61," the title track off their new album, for free download. The album will be in stores April 13th. In other news, Rob Fish recently announced his involvement in Eshas a new project featuring Aaron Edge (Iamthethorn, Himsa, etc), and you can also download an MP3 of their song "Your Empty Dying Days."
Read the full article at Booklynvegan.com.
108's "18.61" CD/LP is coming soon. A release date and Pre-ordering information will be announced shortly.
"18.61" comes from the 61st couplet of the 18th section of Bhagavad Gita.
Ishvarah sarva-bhutaanaam, hridesh-'rjuna-tishthati
bhraamayan sarva-bhutaani, yantra-rudhaani maayayaa
"The controller of all
Lies at the heart of the machine
And connects it's wires
To the living being who is under it's spell."
Recorded over a frigid weekend in Boston, MA in the analog domain of Alex Garcia Rivera (ex-Give Up The Ghost) and later mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge), 108 has returned with their latest album, "18.61."
Belgium metal band Rise and Fall has announced the following tour dates:
08/29 - Ieper, Belgium @ Ieperfest w/ 108, Lewd Acts, Darkest Hour
09/04 - Messancy, Belgium @ Rider's Park w/ Kickback, Arkangel
09/05 - Windsor, UK @ Free Arts Centre w/ Throats, Jealous, Lonewolves
09/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Rote Flora w/ War Hungry, RZL DZL
09/12 - Tessenderlo, Belgium @ Skatefest w/ Cloak Dagger, Tenement Kids
09/26 - Aarschot, Belgium @ Funtime Fest w/ Teenage Lust
09/26 - Hoofddorp, Holland @ Cilinder Fest w/ Kickback, Length Of Time
10/02 - Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up w/ Guns Up, Bracewar, Disnihil
10/03 - Long Island, NY @ Ronkonkoma American Legion Hall w/ Guns Up, Bracewar, Disnihil
10/04 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Guns Up, Bracewar, Disnihil, Title Fight
10/05 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/06 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/07 - Raleigh, NC @ Brewery w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/08 - West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/09 - Atlanta, GA @ PS Warehouse w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/10 - Birmingham, AL @ Green Cup w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/11 - Little Rock, AR @ Vinos w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/12 - 1919 Hemphill @ Fort Worth, TX w/ Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Creatures
10/13 - Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Creatures
10/14 - San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven w/ Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Creatures
10/15 - Tucson, AZ @ Living Room w/ Creatures
10/16 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Ceremony, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
10/17 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Ceremony, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
10/18 - Salinas, CA @ Building E w/ Ceremony, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
10/19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Eastside Joes w/ Creatures
10/20 - Albuqeurque, NM @ Taylair w/ Creatures
10/21 - Denver, CO @ Blast O Mat w/ Creatures
10/22 - Kansas City, MO @ Mission Theatre w/ Creatures
10/23 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/24 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/25 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murphy Building w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/26 - Cincinnati, OH @ Warsaw Arena w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/27 - Romeo, MI @ Static Age w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower 2012 w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/29 - Lemoyne, PA @ Championship w/ Cold World, Creatures
10/30 - Edison, NJ @ Clara Burton Hall w/ Cold World, Creatures
10/31 - Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ Cold World, Creatures, Title Fight, Cruel Hand, Mother Of Mercy
11/01 - Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern w/ Cold World, Death Before Dishonor, Creatures
Deathwish/Malfunction along with Six Feet Under Records have produced "MMIX," their most ambitious and ridiculous free digital sampler to date. "MMIX" features 19 songs (15 unreleased) and two behind the scenes videos from some of the most anticipated hardcore/punk/metal releases of the 2009. Many of these songs/videos have never heard/seen before by anyone, anywhere before.
Here is the complete tracklisting:
1. In The Shadow Of God - The Hope Conspiracy
2. Chambered - Narrows
3. Nightcrawlers - Lewd Acts
4. Last Wave - Coliseum
5. Breaking Out - Victims
6. Slipping Away - Reign Supreme
7. Flesh and Below - Trap Them
8. Lies - Nails
9. Coyotenia - Rot in Hell
10. Divide - Mother of Mercy
11. Spirals - Carpathian
12. Forever Is Destroyed - 108
13. Culture - Ressurection
14. Walter Miller Jr. - End of a Year
15. Do You Like To Slam Dance? - Doomriders
16. Bloodwolves - Pulling Teeth
17. Learn To Love The Lie - Integrity
18. Bitter Cold - Supermachiner
19. Heavy Blood (Empty Version) - J. Bannon
You can download the Deathwish Spring 2009 Sampler free from the following links:
Check out the back cover art for a special discount in the Deathwish Estore, valid through the month of March.
108 spent much of last weekend tracking their new album, "Forever Is Destroyed," with engineer Alex Garcia-Rivera. The album is reportedly extremely raw and intense ala 108's "Three Fold Misery" album. Drummer Mike Justian (Trap Them, The Red Chord, Unearth) was gracious enough to lend his drumming services to the recording.
The new album is expected to be out via Deathwish Inc. later this year. More news on the album will be coming soon.
108 has announced a number of spring tour dates:
04/17: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Pulling Teeth, Lewd Acts, Skin Like Iron
04/18: Riverside, CA @ SOS Project w/ Pulling Teeth, Lewd Acts, Skin Like Iron
04/19: Berkeley, CA @ Gilman w/ Pulling Teeth, Lewd Acts, Skin Like Iron
04/20: Portland OR @ TBA w/ Pulling Teeth, Lewd Acts, Skin Like Iron
04/21: Vancouver, BC @ Sweat Shop w/ Pulling Teeth, Lewd Acts, Skin Like Iron
04/22: Seattle, WA @ Vera Project w/ Pulling Teeth, Lewd Acts, Skin Like Iron
04/24: Boston, MA @ ICC w/ Soul Control, I Rise
04/25: New York, NY @ Santos Party House w/ Have Heart, Cold World, Title Fight, Soul Control, I Rise
04/26: Doylestown, PA @ Moose Lodge w/ Soul Control, I Rise
04/27: Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head w/ Soul Control, I Rise
04/28: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project w/ Soul Control, I Rise
04/29: Toronto, ON @ Adrift Clubhouse w/ Soul Control, I Rise
04/30: Romeo, MI @ Static Age w/ Soul Control, I Rise
05/01: Cincinnati, OH @ Warsaw Arena w/ Soul Control, I Rise
05/02: Chicago, IL @ Metro / Burning Fight Book Release w/ Unbroken, Disembodied, Trial, Killing Time, Reach the Sky, Damnation, Ringworm
05/03: Chicago, IL @ Metro / Burning Fight Book Release w/ Unbroken, Disembodied, Trial, Killing Time, Reach the Sky, Damnation, Ringworm
Finally, 108 will be recording their new EP for Deathwish soon. More news on that will be coming shortly.
Disembodied has announced a reunion show, which also doubles as a release show for the new book, "Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics, Politics, Spirit and Sound."
The event will take place on May 2nd and 3rd at The Metro in Chicago. Doors open at noon on both days, and two-day passes are $55. No single day tickets are available. Advance tickets will be on sale on November 6th. Show organizers say that all proceeds after expenses will be directed towards Rock for Reading and PAWS Chicago.
Here's the line-up:
Reach The Sky
Deathwish/Malfunction Records has released yet another free digital sampler. This time around not only do you get free songs from classic/new/upcoming releases, but also newly announced artists and their affiliated labels (Eyeball, Lockin' Out, A389, 1-6-Oh/Animal Style, Narshaada, and more) have donated songs to this project, making it possible for you to check out these label's releases while you get familiar with artists currently working on their anticipated Deathwish releases.
This free Fall Sampler 2008 features 21 songs from bands including: Trap Them, Blacklisted, Cold World, Narrows, 108, United Nations*, The Carrier, Carpathian, The Hope Conspiracy, Victims, Killing The Dream, Lewd Acts*, End of a Year*, Rot In Hell*, Rise And Fall, Reign Supreme, Bitter End, New Lows*, Shipwreck a.d., Pulling Teeth, and Supermachiner.
* Songs appear courtesy of their respective labels, see insert for details.
Be sure check out the back cover artwork (included in the zip file) for a coupon code good for 10% off your next DW Estore purchase, valid until the end of November. Just enter this code during checkout to receive your discount.
Some bands have dropped off this year's This Is Hardcore Fest and the organizers have posted a message to explain why.
"108- These guys are great. Right now they have things to take care and are taking the remainder of the spring/summer off to handle business. Expect them back at full speed this fall/winter."
"SHATTERED REALM – Another band we were really looking forward to, but due to lineup changes will not be playing the fest. They will however be playing Pressure Fest in Germany with Original Singer Chris (of Suffer The Living)."
"STEEL NATION- With a split 7" in the studio their singer flakes out and leaves them stranded. Pauly Edge of Meltdown came to the rescue but ultimately they are without a singer right now. Hopefully they will have someone by August and will be playing the PRESHOW!!"
Some of the bands that are currently confirmed for the festival's lineup include:
ALPHA & OMEGA
PAINT IT BLACK
POVERTY BAY SAINTS
Although location information was not readily available, the festival is presumably taking place later this summer in Philadelphia, PA, as in past years. More details will be posted as they are made available.
Threadbare will be reuniting for one show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Threadbare was active from 1993 to 1996, and released a 7" on Watermark Records and two EPs on Doghouse Records. Members of Threabare have gone on to perform and record with Snapcase, 108 and The Blinding Light, among others. This will be their first show together since 1996. The show will be a benefit to raise money for a memorial scholarship in honor of Stephanie Perry (sister of bassist Dustin Perry), who lost her brave fight with cancer in 2006. The show will be Friday, July 18 at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN with Story Of The Sea and other acts to be announced.
American hardcore band 108 has scheduled several South American shows. The tour dates are as follows:
04/22 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Salon Pueyrredon w/ Enquirer
04/24 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Audio Rebel w/ Norte Cartel
04/26 Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Matriz w/ Crossfire
04/27 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Animal Liberation Fest III w/ Rethink
As previously reported, former Burn, Seaweed, and Quicksand member Alan Cage has recenlty joined 108 on drums.
Alan Cage, who has done time in Burn, Seaweed, and Quicksand, has officially joined 108 on drums. Here's a statement from the band:
"We are stoked to announce that Alan Cage will be joining 108 on the drums. The first time the public will get their ears on it will be our South American tour in April. Alan replaces Tom Hogan, who stayed with us for over a year, contributed significantly to our newest release on Deathwish, and has become an important member of the 108 family. We wish him the best for his musical future."
108 is currently writing a new album, to be released on Deathwish Inc. later in 2008.
108 will tour Texas briefly next year. Here are the tour dates:
2/29 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
3/1 Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/2 Houston, TX @ Walters (matinee show)
Deathwish Inc.’s 108 have lined up the following dates in Texas next year:
February 29 - Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
March 1 - Austin, TX @ Red Seven
March 2 - Houston, TX @ Walters (matinee show)
In April of 2008, 108 will make their first trip to South America with dates in Columbia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. More details will be announced in the coming month. Along with these tours they will hit another 17 cities around the U.S. along with a short tour through Europe.
You can find more information online here.
Deathwish/Malfunction Records has posted a free Winter 2007/2008 sampler online for download. Featuring cover art by Dennis McNett, this collection features songs from some of the most recent Deathwish/Malfunction releases. Bands featured include: Trash Talk, Trap Them, Shipwreck a.d., Pulling Teeth, Blacklisted, 108, The Great Deceiver, The Hope Conspiracy, Ceremony, Reign Supreme, Internal Affairs, Meltdown, Bitter End, and Life Long Tragedy. The collection is available FREE and only in Digital format.
108 has lined up a few November shows. Here are the dates:
11/9 Berkeley, CA @ Gilman w/ Pulling Teeth
11/10 Orangevale, CA @ VFW w/ Killing The Dream
11/11 Reno, NV @ Openground Skatepark w/ Ruiner
11/23 Cambridge, MA @ The Elks w/ Converge, Pulling Teeth, Trash Talk, more
11/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Snapcase, Triple Threat
11/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall w/ Snapcase
Seminal Buffalo hardcore band Snapcase will reunite for a benefit show in November. The show will take place on Saturday, November 24th at The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York and is being billed as "The Anti-Matter Anthology: A Book Release Concert & Benefit for Callum Robbins." In addition to Snapcase, 108, Triple Threat and several suprise guests will appear.
Callum Robbins is the infant son of producer J. Robbins (also of Jawbox noteriety), who is battling Spinal Muscular Atrophy. To learn more about Callum, check this out.
Converge, 108, and Internal Affairs will play several West Coast shows together in October. Here are the tour dates:
10/18 Oakland, CA @ The Oakland Metro
10/19 Ventura, CA @ The Alpine
10/20 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
10/21 San Diego, CA @ SOMA Sidestage