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1349 Announces Show With The Funeral Pyre

Norwegian black metal act 1349 has announced that, in addition to upcoming dates on the "Serpent Sermon" tour alongside blackened doom labelmates Withered and Swedish black metallers Marduk, the band will be performing a one-off headlining show on June 18th at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA, supported by The Funeral Pyre Tickets for this show are available here.

1349’s upcoming tour will not only be the band’s first time back in North America since 2010, when supporting the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Triptykon, but it will also mark the band’s first-ever appearance in Puerto Rico.

1349 recently released a sneak peak into the fierce inferno of Aural Hellfire that the band is known to produce on stage. The footage -- which was compiled by friend of the band, S A Destroyer -- consists of the band's live performance last September at The Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. More...

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Prosthetic Records Releases Summer Sampler

Prosthetic Records has launched a new downloadable sampler on their Facebook page. The free sampler features new songs by The Greenery, Scale The Summit, Book of Black Earth, Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire, Last Chance To Reason and Black September in addition to tracks from some of Prosthetic's best-known heavy-hitters. Here's the complete tracklisting:

1. Holy Grail - "Call of Valhalla"
2. Scale The Summit - "Whales"
3. Animals As Leaders - "CAFO"
4. Last Chance To Reason - "Upload Complete"
5. The Acacia Strain - "The Hills Have Eyes"
6. The Greenery - "Crimewave"
7. Trap Them - "The Facts"
8. Book of Black Earth - "Cross Contaminated"
9. Neuraxis - "Asylum"
10. Black September - "The Forbidden Gates Beyond"
11. Withered - "Extinguished With The Weary"
12. Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire - "Lower Than Life, High As The Sky"
13. Dragged Into Sunlight - "Boiled Angel"
14. The Funeral Pyre - "Seeking Flesh and Bone"
15. Skeletonwitch - "Submit To The Suffering"
16. Mercenary - "The Follower"
17. Antagonist - "Sasha Grey"

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Band Lineup Announced For SXSW Showcases

The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:

Wednesday, March 16th

Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
Venue: Emo's
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

Thursday, March 17th

Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body

Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...

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Prosthetic Records Announces SXSW Shows

Much like last year, Prosthetic Records will be well represented at Austin's South By Southwest Festival next week. Although the label does not have an official showcase or party, there are six bands from the roster playing multiple shows throughout the week.

The Acacia Strain, Animals as Leaders, The Funeral Pyre, Last Chance to Reason, Trap Them, and latest signing Junius will all be playing showcases and/or day parties throughout the week. Prosthetic will also be giving frequent Twitter updates on SXSW showcases throughout the week at this location. The upcoming Prosthetic shows at SXSW are as follows:

The Acacia Strain
3/18 NE Metal & Hardcore Fest Does Austin @ Emo's Annex, 5:10

Animals As Leaders
3/17 Sumerian Showcase @ Habana Bar Backyard, 10PM
3/19 Alternative Press Party @ Emo's TBA

The Funeral Pyre
3/18 NE Metal & Hardcore Fest Does Austin @ Emo's Annex, 1:10
3/18 Power of the Riff @ ND Studios, 3:30

Junius
3/18 Mylene Sheath Showcase @ Valhalla, Midnight
3/20 Radar Recordings & Giant Steps Prod. Present 'Goodbye Southby' @ Emo's, 9pm

Last Chance to Reason
3/20 @ Dirty Dog Bar

Trap Them
3/17 Full Metal Texas @ Emo's, 4:05pm
3/18 Power of the Riff@ ND Studios, 2pm
3/18 NE Metal and Hardcore Fest Does Austin @ Emo's Annex, 3:50pm
3/19 Thrasher Deathmatch @ Scoot Inn, 5pm

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Deafheaven Announces In-Store Performance

As an unofficial precursor to this weekend’s Scion Fest in Pomona, CA, Vacation Vinyl is hosting in-store performances from Funeral Pyre and Deafheaven on Friday, March 4th. Located at 3815 W. Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, this special performance is free and starts at 7pm. For more information, please visit this location. Deafheaven's new release"Roads to Judah" will be available in stores everywhere on April 26th, 2011.

The upcoming Deafheaven tour dates are as follows:

3/04 Los Angeles, CA @ Vacation Vinyl (In store) w/ Funeral Pyre
3/13 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe w/ Owen Hart, Xibalba
3/14 Mesa, AZ @ Underground w/ Owen Hart
3/15 Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard w/ Funeral Pyre, The Secret
3/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/17 San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven w/ Owen Hart
3/18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 Austin, TX @ Lovejoys for BrooklynVegan/Profound Lore Day Show
3/20 Dallas, TX @ Bro Fest at Club Dada w/ Owen Hart, Funeral Pyre, The Secret
3/21 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge w/ Owen Hart
3/22 Denver, CO @ Blast O Mat w/ Owen Hart

Deafheaven also recently posted the new song "Violet" online, which can be heard here.

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The Funeral Pyre Announces U.S. Headline Tour

American blackened death metal act The Funeral Pyre has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from The Secret. You can view the full list of dates, citites and venues below:

03/12 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman St.
03/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
03/14 Tucson, AZ – Skrappy’s
03/16 Midland, TX – Pine Box
03/17-19 Austin, TX – SxSW
03/20 Dallas, TX – Club Dada (“Bro Fest“)
03/21 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
03/22 Birmingham, AL – Firehouse
03/23 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
03/24 Charlotte, NC – Milestone Tavern
03/25 Richmond, VA – The Triple
03/26 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
03/27 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
03/28 Milford, CT – Daniel St
03/29 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
03/30 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
03/31 Toledo, OH – Mickey Finn’s
04/01 Lansing, MI – Mac’s
04/02 St Louis, MO – Fubar Lounge
04/03 Kansas City, MO – Scion Lab
04/04 Tulsa, OK – Reverb
04/05 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
04/06 San Antonio, TX – Ten Eleven
04/08 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground

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Early Graves Vocalist Dies In Van Accident

Ironclad Recordings has issued the following statement about Early Graves vocalist Makh Daniels dying in a van accident:

"Last night Makh Daniels, vocalist of Early Graves, tragically lost his life in a van accident while the band was traveling from Oregon to Nevada. An official statement will be released in time, but for now our thoughts are with Makhs family, friends and band mates during this terrible time."

Reports have come in that other people in the vehicle were injured, but nothing has been confirmed at this point. Early Graves was on tour with The Funeral Pyre, with the tour having been scheduled to run through August 8th. Additional details on this story will be announced as they are made available.

UPDATE: Local news channel KTVL has reported that the driver of the van, Funeral Pyre guitarist Justin Garcia, fell asleep at the wheel prior to the crash. Both Garcia and Early Graves guitarist Tyler Jensen were taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center for treatment of non life threatening injuries. KTVL has also posted a series of photographs taken of the crash site, which can be viewed at this location.

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Antagonist Posts First Studio Video Footage Online

Southern California’s ANTAGONIST has launched the first studio video documenting part of the recording process of their new album, “World In Decline,” which is due on August 17th via Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded, at Buzzbomb Studios in Orange, CA with producer Paul Miner (Terror, Thrice, Throwdown) and features guest vocal appearances from ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS’ Jared Monette and John Strachan of THE FUNERAL PYRE and promises to be the band's angriest and most aggressive outing yet. The cover art was done by Daniel McBride, (Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris). Check the video below:

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Valdur Reveals New Album Details

California black metal band VALDUR are about to release their new full-length album "Raven God Amongst Us." Featuring nine tracks, the self-financed/self-produced long player will be released via drummer Sxuperion's own Bloody Mountain Records.

Sxuperion comments on the new record, "The new full length is named after a song from our split with Lightning Swords Of Death that came out a couple of years ago. This all makes sense to us as it is another necessary piece of the dark and mysterious puzzle that is called 'Creation.' Once again, it is self-funded by the band and released on my own BloodyMountain Records, proof that we truly believe in what we are doing and how important it is at this time to delve deeper into the abyss that is VALDUR."

Raven God Amongst Us follows the band's limited two-song 7" released via SatansMight/CultoftheHorns and the three-way split with Killgasm and Shitestrom released via ChristHammer Records earlier this year. More...

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Stream The Funeral Pyre's Entire New Album Online

Lambgoat is now streaming "Vultures At Dawn," the new album from black metallers, THE FUNERAL PYRE, in its entirety. "Vultures At Dawn," hits the streets next Tuesday, June 8. Check it out the stream at this location.

Upcoming tour dates with Early Graves are as follows:

6/04 - CYC - Fresno, CA
6/05 - The Blvd - Boyle Heights CA
6/25 - The Ruby Room - San Diego, CA
6/26 - Yayo's - Tucson, AZ
6/27 - The Nile Underground - Mesa, AZ
6/28 - Skrappy's - Tucson, AZ w/ Landmine Marathon
6/29 - TBA - Albuquerque, NM
6/30 - Zen Miester Bar - El Paso, TX
7/01 - Reno's Chop Shop - Dallas, TX
7/02 - Zombies!!! Time - San Antonio, TX
7/03 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
7/05 - TBA
7/06 - The Black House - Nashville, TN
7/07 - Skull Alley - Louisville, KY
7/08 - TBA - Cincinnati, OH
7/09 - Carabar - Columbus, OH
7/10 - TBA - Cleveland, OH
7/11 - The Midway Café - Boston, MA
7/12 - Church - Boston, MA
7/13 - Dover Brick House - Dover, NH
7/14 - Anchors Up - Haverhill, MA
7/15 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
7/16 - TBA - MA
7/17 - The Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
7/18 - Belvedere's - Pittsburgh, PA
7/19 - The Black Cherry - Toledo, OH
7/20 - The Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI
7/21 - FUBAR - St. Louis, MO
7/22 - TBA - KC, MO
7/23 - The Manor - Lincoln, NE
7/24 - Blastomat - Denver, CO
7/25 - Ernie November - Cheyenne, WY
7/26 - Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, Utah
7/27 - Brawl Studios - Garden City, ID
7/28 - Mootsy's - Spokane, WA
7/29 - The Morgue - Seattle, WA
7/30 - Plan B - Portland, OR
7/31 - The Jinx - Bellingham, WA
8/01 - TBA - Eugene, OR
8/03 - Submission - San Francisco, CA More...

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The Funeral Pyre Announces Summer Shows

Los Angeles based black metallers The Funeral Pyre are set to release their new album "Vultures at Dawn" on June 8th, 2010. The Funeral Pyre will be touring alongside Early Graves throughout the summer. The currently announced dates are as follows:

6/4 CYC Fresno, CA
6/5 The Blvd- Boyle Heights CA
6/25 The Ruby Room- San Diego, CA
6/26 Yayo's- Tucson, AZ
6/27 The Nile Underground- Mesa, AZ
6/28 Skrappy's- Tucson, AZ w/ Landmine Marathon
6/30 Zen Miester Bar- El Paso, TX
7/1 Reno's Chop Shop- Dallas, TX
7/2 Zombies!!! Time- San Antonio, TX
7/3 Red 7- Austin, TX
7/6 The Black House- Nashville, TN
7/7 Skull Alley- Louisville, KY
7/9 Carabar- Columbus, OH
7/11 The Midway Cafe- Boston, MA
7/12 Church- Boston, MA
7/13 Dover Brick House- Dover, NH
7/14 Anchors Up- Haverhill, MA
7/15 Asbury Lanes- Asbury Park, NJ
7/17 The Union Pool- Brooklyn, NY
7/18 Belvedere's- Pittsburgh, PA
7/19 The Black Cherry- Toledo, OH
7/21 FUBAR- St. Louis, MO
7/23 The Manor- Lincoln, NE
7/24 Blastomat- Denver, CO
7/25 Ernie November- Cheyenne, WY
7/26 Burt's Tiki Lounge- Salt Lake City, Utah
7/27 Brawl Studios- Garden City- ID
7/29 The Morgue- Seattle, WA
7/30 Plan B- Portland, OR
7/31 The Jinx- Bellingham, WA
8/1 TBA- Eugene, OR
8/3 Submission - San Francisco, CA

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The Funeral Pyre Announces New Album Details

Los Angeles black metallers The Funeral Pyre have announced the track listing their forthcoming album, "Vultures At Dawn," which is due June 8, 2010 on Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and was mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artist Justin Barlett contributed the cover and layout. The track listing is as follows:

1. Vultures
2. Destroying Gods
3. Monolith
4. Blistered Hands
5. Personal Exile
6. Seeking Flesh and Bone
7. To Watch the Earth Rot
8. Clarity of Time

The Funeral Pyre has also scheduled an album release show at The Blvd, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on June 5th. The all ages show will also feature Early Graves, Exhausted Prayer, Bomb Raid, Execution Protocol and more.

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The Funeral Pyre Comments on Recent Shows

Los Angeles black metallers THE FUNERAL PYRE have just completed a week of west coast shows, which started with their friends, EARLY GRAVES and met up with label mates, LIGHT THIS CITY for four of their final five farewell shows. As previously announced, THE FUNERAL PYRE will release their new album, “Vultures At Dawn,” on June 8, 2010 via PROSTHETIC RECORDS. The album was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and was mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artist Justin Barlett (Trap Them, Sunn0))), Intronaut) is handling the album’s artwork.

Vocalist John Strachan commented on the shows, “It was a great time playing the final Light This City shows. It’s sad to say that's finally over, but we're glad we were a part of it. Good luck to all of them. We are also heading out on a summer tour with our friends in Early Graves.”....

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The Funeral Pyre Announces New Album Release Date

THE FUNERAL PYRE has announced June 8, 2010 as the release date for their new album, “Vultures At Dawn.” The album was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artist Justin Barlett (Trap Them, Sunn0))), Intronaut) is handling the album’s artwork.

The band commented, on the sound of the new record, “On this record we stepped out of our comfort zone and tried to create better songs, never focusing on what style of metal it actually is. Just writing the songs was most important to us.” More...

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The Funeral Pyre Completes New Album

Los Angeles black metal band, THE FUNERAL PYRE has completed the follow up to their 2008 album, “Wounds.” The new album, entitled “Vultures At Dawn,” was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and was mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artwork for the album is being handled by Justin Barlett, known for his work with bands such as Trap Them, Intronaut and Sunn0))) and more. “Vultures At Dawn” will hit the streets in late spring.

The band comments on the sound of the new record, “On this record we stepped out of our comfort zone and tried to create better songs, never focusing on what style of metal it actually is. Just writing the songs was most important to us.”

THE FUNERAL PYRE upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/06 - Ryan’s Saloon - Reno, NV - w/ Early Graves
4/07 - Whiskey Dick’s - Lake Tahoe - CA - w/ Early Graves
4/08 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA - w/ Light This City
4/09 - The CYC - Fresno, CA - w/ Light This City
4/10 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA - w/ Light This City
4/11 - The Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA - w/ Light This City

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Light This City Announces More Farewell Shows

San Francisco’s LIGHT THIS CITY has just added a final show to the run of previously announced reunion/farewell shows in April. The band will be playing their last show ever on Monday, April 12 in Orangevale, CA at the Boardwalk, with old friends DARKEST HOUR and ANIMALS AS LEADERS. This is in addition to shows in San Francisco, Fresno, Anaheim and Los Angeles. The band has been dormant since mid 2008, before the release of their final record, “Stormchaser.”

The newly updated farewell dates are:

April 8 Thee Parkside, San Francisco (w/ Comadre, The Funeral Pyre, Early Graves)
April 9 The CYC, Fresno (w/ Azathoth, The Funeral Pyre, TBA)
April 10 Chain Reaction, Anaheim (w/ The Funeral Pyre, Antagonist, Early Graves)
April 11 The Blvd, Los Angeles (w/ The Funeral Pyre, Gypsy Hawk, Atour Heels)
April 12 The Boardwalk, Orangevale (w/ Darkest Hour, Animals As Leaders)....

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Dio Comments On Prosthetic Charity Auction

Prosthetic Records is currently auctioning an Epiphone Prophecy Futura Custom EX on eBay, with all proceeds benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports research for cancer, AIDS and leukemia. The guitar will be signed by the six Prosthetic acts who will play the label's inaugural SXSW showcase at Mohawk in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night (Mar. 17): Scale The Summit, Landmine Marathon, Withered, Book of Black Earth, The Funeral Pyre and Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire.

The T.J. Martell Foundation was recommended to Prosthetic by the management of legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer late last year. A 501(c)3 non-profit founded in the 1970s, the Foundation has helped Dio receive key treatment in his
ongoing battle against cancer. More information on the organization can be found at www.tjmartellfoundation.org.

Prosthetic was honored to receive these words of encouragement directly from Dio himself shortly after the auction went live on Monday:

"It's great to be a part of your wonderful charitable event, and all the caring performers who are giving of themselves to aid the charity of my choice. My current misfortune has opened my eyes to the constant need for funds to battle the ravages of cancer, and I am therefore pleased to endorse your efforts to auction off an Epiphone guitar signed by the aforementioned musicians to benefit the T.J.Martell Cancer Foundation. Let's hope a generous amount of money can be raised for this ultra-worthy cause. Thanks so much for you concern and humanity. It's a gesture of kindness I will never forget.

Love and Magic to you all,
Ronnie James Dio"

Interested parties can bid on the auction or learn more about the
guitar here
.

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The Funeral Pyre Begins Recording Vocals

The Funeral Pyre has issued the following studio update:

"So, we've been at Awkward Studios putting together our latest record. All of the drums have been tracked, most of the guitars have been tracked, and we've put down 2 songs with vocals. This process has been new to us, being that this is the first time we've tracked our own record. It's definitely been a learning experience, but thus far we feel this has been better for the sound, or music, or whatever it is that we really do. None the less, we are extremely excited about this record. We have 11 songs (with probably 3 more that we'll record immeidately following this recording process) but not all 11 will make the final record. I think we'll go with about 9 songs on this release. Is it different than our previous record? I guess so. Do we think people will like it? Who knows. But we're stoked, and we honestly hope that you will be. More updates coming soon."

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The Funeral Pyre Issues Studio Update

The Funeral Pyre has issued the following recording studio update:

"So, we have 8 songs tracked (drums only) and are shooting for the end of this week to wrap all of the drums up. Then, we'll start the guitars and proceed from there. I can give you two song titles, one of which we've played live, 'Vultures' and 'Monolith' are two tracks that will be on the record. We're still mulling over what the name of the record will be... We're not sure when it will be released, but that news is to come."

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Light This City Announces Farewell Shows

San Francisco's LIGHT THIS CITY is regrouping for four farewell shows in April. The band has been dormant since mid 2008, before the release of their final record, the critically acclaimed, "Stormchaser."

The farewell concert dates are as follows:

April 8 Thee Parkside, San Francisco (w/ Comadre, The Funeral Pyre, Early Graves)
April 9 The CYC, Fresno (w/ Azathoth, The Funeral Pyre, TBA)
April 10 Chain Reaction, Anaheim (w/ The Funeral Pyre, Antagonist, Early Graves)
April 11 The Blvd, Los Angeles (w/ The Funeral Pyre, Gypsy Hawk, Atour Heels)

Drummer Ben Murray commented; "It has been just about two years since Light This City came home from the Death Angel tour and decided to call it quits. Needless to say, it has been an exciting and interesting two years since we put a stop to the band, and since June of 2008 everyone in Light This City has started brand new awesome musical endeavors. That being said, we always knew we would get together one last time to thrash with all our amazing fans up and down California. That time has come, and we are extremely excited to announce four 'Final' Light This City shows. These should all be absolutely killer, and we expect all our west coast fans to be there! We will play a good amount of 'Stormchaser' songs as well as all the bangers from 'Facing the Thousand' and 'Remains of the Gods.' Since we didn't play any shows in support of 'Stormchaser,' this will be the best chance for all of you metalheads in California to come rage with us while we bust out these songs! Hope to see you all there!!"

PROSTHETIC RECORDS recently reissued the band's first record, 2004's self released, "The Hero Cycle." You can order it, as well as the rest of the band's catalog and other merch, here at the PROSTHETIC webshop.

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