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SXSW Music 2011 Day 2: Part 1

After my struggles to stay awake the previous night, I slept in late so I wouldn’t be exhausted for the rest of SXSW.

I made it out to an afternoon session “Website? Get Real. You Need A Web Empire.” It was a decent talk about not only the band’s website as a central hub, but all of the social media and mobile presence that bands should work on to build their audience. There were some tips given on marketing and SEO and various related topics as well, but overall, I felt the title was a little misleading. They discussed some services such as cashmusic, bandcamp, and Topspin as well. It was an ok discussion overall, but I only learned a few tidbits here and there that I didn’t know already.

From there, I was headed over to Emo’s once again. On the way, I ran into San Francisco violin, cello and drums trio Judgement Day playing acoustically at a street corner. I stopped to shoot a few photos and hear a song, bought a CD and then was on my way. I hoped to catch them amped the following night at a proper show. More...

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Trap Them Deals With A Heckler

During a recent stop in Baltimore, MD, Trap Them vocalist Ryan McKenney intervened when a heckler starting abusing the band and the crowd. You can check out footage of the event, recorded by Metalinjection.net, in the player below.

Click Here To Watch The Video

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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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BrooklynVegan Announces Four Day Shows During SXSW

BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:

3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
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

3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
1:35 Kvelertak
2:20 Rwake
3:10 Hull
4:05 Trap Them
5:00 Yob

3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
12:15 Owen Hart
1:00 Salvation
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3:15 Cough
4:00 Magrudergrind
4:45 Gaza
5:30 Wormrot
6:15 Ringworm

3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
12:20 Altaar
1:00 Castevet
1:45 Wolvhammer
2:30 Batillus
3:15 Grayceon
4:00 Deafheaven
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
6:15 Tombs

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Trap Them Posts New Album Online For Streaming

Seattle, Washington based metal outfit Trap Them has posted the band's new album, "Darker Handcraft" online for streaming. You can check it out by heading to NPR.org.

The album is out now on vinyl, but won't be released on CD and digital formats until March 15th in North America. Due to popular demand, the vinyl is currently being repressed on black, a transparent green and on a red and yellow mixed wax; the green and red/yellow mix are limited to 100 copies each.

The band recorded "Darker Handcraft" at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Disfear, Black Breath). The album artwork and layout was done by Justin Bartlett (Sunn 0))), The Funeral Pyre).

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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

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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The Red Chord Parts Ways With Drummer

Boston, Massachusetts based metal outfit The Red Chord has announced that the band has parted ways with drummer Mike Justian, one of the original members of the group. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We've parted ways with our old friend and original drummer, Mike Justian. It was awesome jamming with him as always and our split is totally mutual. We wish Mike the best!

"We're excited to announce that Jon Rice (Charn) of Job For A Cowboy will be playing drums for us on the upcoming Trap Them/Gaza tour. Jon is an exceptional drummer and we're excited to play some shows with him."

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Trap Them Streaming New Song

Trap Them has premiered the first track from its upcoming album, and Prosthetic debut, "Darker Handcraft." The track "The Facts" is available now throughat Brooklyn Vegan. Check it out at this location. "Darker Handcraft'" will be released in North America on March 1st on vinyl and March 15th on CD and digital.

Brooklyn Vegan commented on the album: "Trap Them have crafted the first must-hear record of 2011, and possibly their best LP to date. Highly, highly recommended." The band recorded the album at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Disfear, Black Breath). The album artwork and layout was done by Justin Bartlett (Sunn 0))), The Funeral Pyre).

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The Kandidate Comments On Tour With Rotten Sound

Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following statement about joining Rotten Sound, Gaza, Haust, and Trap Them on tour in April:

"Rotten Sound has decided to bring us along on their Cursed to Tour tour in April 2011, and of course we gladly accepted the offer! We will be joined by Gaza, Haust and last – but definitely not least – long time favorites Trap Them. See you on the road, we can't wait to get out touring again!"

The dates are as follows:

April 1 Karlsruhe, Germany Stadtmitte
April 2 Koln, Germany Underground
April 3 Rosswein, Germany Juha
April 4 Prague, Czech Rep. Exit Chmelnice
April 5 Bratislava, Slovakia Randal
April 6 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk Kranhalle
April 7 Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse
April 8 Mezzago, Italy Bloom
April 9 Rome, Italy Init
April 10 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo Werk 21
April 11 Paris, France Glazart
April 12 London, UK Underworld
April 13 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit
April 14 Colchester, UK Arts Centre
April 15 Antwerpen, Belgium Trix
April 16 Venlo, Holland Perron 55
April 17 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
April 18 Lyngby, Denmark Templet
April 19 Gothenburg, Sweden Henriksberg
April 21 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
April 22 Turku, Finland Klubi
April 23 Jyvaskyla, Finland Lutakko
April 24 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi

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Rotten Sound Announces New Album Release

Rotten Sound's new full-length album "Cursed" will see its worldwide (excluding Finland) release on March 15th via Relapse Records. The album will see its Finnish release on March 16th courtesy of Fullsteam Records. "Cursed," the follow-up to 2008's Cycles, was recorded at Nordic Audio Labs. Lyrically, the 16-track album will be themed around the six curses of mankind.

Rotten Sound, which will be touring in North America early next year, has also announced a headlining European tour in support of "Cursed." This four week tour will kick-off in early April and also include Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, and Haust. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rotten Sound Announces European Headline Tour

Finnish extreme metal act Rotten Sound has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from Trap Them, Gaza, Kandidate and Haust. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues for the "Cursed To Tour" European run below:

04/01 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
04/02 Koln, GER – Underground
04/02 Rosswein, GER – Juha
04/04 Prague, CZE – Exit Chmelnice
04/05 Bratislava, SLO – Randal
04/06 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
04/07 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
04/08 Mezzago, ITA – Bloom
04/09 Rome, ITA – Init
04/10 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo Werk21
04/11 Paris, FRA – Glazart
04/12 London, UK – Underworld
04/13 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
04/14 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
04/15 Antwerpen, BEL – Trix
04/16 Venlo, NET – Perron55
04/17 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
04/18 Lyngby, DEN – Templet
04/19 Gothenburg, SWE – Henriksberg
04/21 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Slussen
04/22 Turku, FIN – Klubi
04/23 Jyvaskyla, FIN – Lutakko
04/24 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi

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Misery Index Updates Tour Schedule

Misery Index is currently on tour with Grave, and within a week of returning home from Europe, Misery Index will join Job For A Cowboy, Skeletonwitch and Trap Them for two-weeks worth of U.S. tour dates. Misery Index is touring in support of the "Heirs To Thievery" album, which is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows:

***All dates from Nov. 18 thru 27 w/ GRAVE, ARSIS, THE LAST FELONY, THE ROTTED***

11/19 Bilbao, Spain Santana 27 Blue
11/20 Nantes, France Le Ferrailleur
11/21 Paris, France Glazart
11/22 London, UK Relentless Garage
11/23 Dublin, Ireland Whelans
11/24 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit
11/25 Gent, Belgium Minus One
11/26 Tilburg, Netherlands 013
11/27 Leipzig, Germany Theaterfabrik
12/4 Little Rock, AR Vino’s More...

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Trap Them Added To Job For A Cowboy Tour

Seattle, Washington metal act and Prosthetic Records recording artists Trap Them have been added to the Job For A Cowboy United States tour. The full line-up now included Job For A Cowboy, Misery Index, Skeletonwitch and Trap Them. You can view the list of dates, cities and venues below:

December 5 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
December 6 Dallas, TX The Door
December 7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
December 9 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
December 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
December 11 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
December 12 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
December 14 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder
December 15 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
December 16 New York, NY Santos Party House
December 17 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
December 18 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
December 19 Richmond, VA Canal Club
December 20 Nashville, TN Rocketown

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Trap Them To Enter The Studio

On Monday, Trap Them will convene in Salem, Mass. at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Disfear, Black Breath) to commence recording the band's Prosthetic Records' debut (and third full-length album overall). This will be their first full-length to feature drummer Chris Maggio, formerly of Coliseum. The band has also launched a new blog where the members will be documenting the recording process and the touring cycle around this as-yet-untitled album.

Vocalist Ryan McKenny commented: "Next week, and for the rest of September, we get knee deep in the shit. This record has been a long time coming. It's the first, what we consider, proper LP as a full, solid band. Brian and Chris have been hard at work sweating bullets down in Louisville, loading them up in a death-punk black talon and preparing to fire at will.

"This will be our fifth visit to Godcity with Kurt Ballou, who was, naturally, the most obvious choice. We've always had a great relationship with him, and there is a certain chemistry between our music and his talent as a producer that puts each session at ease. To sum it up, there was a certain potential the members of this band felt had not yet been met. On this record, that potential has been fully realized. Get heavy, motherfuckers."

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Early Graves To Play Power Of The Riff Fest

Early Graves is the latest act confirmed for the upcoming Power of the Riff festival, which will take place on August 8th, 2010 at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA. Early Graves issued the following announcement about the festival:

"In Association with Scion and Spaceland Productions All Ages / Free Admission Currated by Greg Anderson (SunnO))) / Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (Night Horse) with the intent to blur the lines between Metal, Hardcore, Punk and Rock music. To celebrate and encourage the cross over of genres and to dispel the common homogeny that exists within today's music cultures. A free event that honors fans and musicians of 'heavy music' of all ages. Tapping into a line up that represents the forefathers, milestones and current touring acts such as Repulsion, Corrosion Of Conformity, From Ashes Rise, Trap Them, Coliseum and Goatsnake. While Shedding light on 'up and coming' acts such as Nails, The Fucking Wrath, Night Horse, Eagle Twin and Black Breath to name a few."

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Trap Them Cancels Australian Tour Dates

Trap Them has issued the following update regarding the cancellation of their Australian tour dates:

"Due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, we will not be going to Australia in January with Every Time I Die. We are in the process of rescheduling and we'll see you all as soon as possible."

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Cave In Announces More Free US Tour Dates

Massachusetts' Cave In has announced the following additional free US tour dates:

11/19 - The Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY w/ Narrows & Trap Them
11/20 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA w/ Narrows & Trap Them
11/21 - Club Hell - Providence, RI w/ Narrows & Trap Them
11/22 - The Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA w/ Narrows & Trap Them

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Trap Them Signs With Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records has signed Seattle's Trap Them. Before entering the studio to record their Prosthetic debut, due in the first half of 2010, the band will be releasing an EP through Southern Lord Records.

The band commented on the signing, "After a few months of very positive talks, we are proud to announce we have signed with Prosthetic Records. This is a step forward for the band and a move that opens up a lot of doors that we have not yet explored in the last three years of distortion. Prosthetic has been supportive of Trap Them's modus operandi for quite some time, just as we have a great respect for the high standards in which their label is run." More...

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Municipal Waste Comments on Scion Rock Show

Tony, vocalist for Municipal Waste, checked in to talk about their last tour with Lamb of God and the upcoming Scion Rock Fest with Trap Them.

"Greetings! Tony here checking in from Richmond to let you know what's new with the MUNICIPAL WASTE camp. We just got back in town 2 weeks ago from our 6 week long tour with Lamb of God. The tour was so much fun and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people for coming out and supporting us as well as the bands on the tour for making it such a good time. We
made some great friends and did a lot of "time traveling" with them across the country.

We have a lot of exciting stuff planned this summer and the first thing we have up to bat is a Scion-sponsored show in L.A. on June 10th. We are really looking forward to playing a headlining show and to get our new songs out there to people. We are really fired up about this gig and plan to "go big" on this one so DON'T MISS IT! You will not be disappointed."

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Trap Them, Municipal Waste Playing Free Show

Trap Them announced that they will be playing a free show with Municipal Waste for the Scion Metal Show in Los Angeles. It's on June 10th at the Knitting Factory. All you have to do is RSVP, which you can do here. Space is limited, so if you're in the area, RSVP soon.

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