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Trap Them

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Deathwish Posts Free Summer 2008 Sampler

Deathwish/Malfunction Records has released a free collection of new and unreleased songs from some of their most anticipated releases of the year. Bands include: Killing The Dream, Blacklisted, Cold World, Reign Supreme, Narrows, Trap Them, Bitter End, The Carrier, Life Long Tragedy, Meltdown, Shipwreck a.d., and Pulling Teeth. The download also includes a coupon code good for 10% off your next Deathwish Estore purchase on the back cover artwork, valid through the month of June. Just enter this code during checkout to receive your discount.

You can download the Deathwish Summer Sampler 2K8 right here.

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Trap Them Recruits Ex-Unearth Drummer

Trap Them will be utilizing the services of drummer Mike Justian (Unearth, The Red Chord) in the near future, as they've recently parted ways with their last drummer. Justian will perform with the band during their upcoming shows with Disfear. More importantly, he will appear on the group's next Deathwish Inc. release, "Seizures in Barren Praise." The effort will be recorded in June at Godcity studios in Massachusetts.

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Complete NEMHF 2008 Lineup Revealed

The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.

The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.

"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.

Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.

The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.

Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:

Friday, April 18th

Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??

Saturday, April 19th More...

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Romans Signs To Black Market Activities

Black Market Activities has announced the signing on Vermont natives, Romans.

After years of toiling with different bands and styles, Justin Gonyea (guitar) teamed up with Ben Lee (guitar) and Kevin Savage (drums) in the winter of 2006. The band sought the services of Sean Martin (bass) and Tom Kelly (vocals) rounded out the bands current line-up.

Romans, still new on the scene, is already making an impact with their self-released debut “All Those Wrists.” While the chaotic speed of Converge, heavy ambiance of Isis, space-rock of Failure and Cave In, and the balls-out rock of Queens of The Stone Age can be heard on “All Those Wrists”; Romans choose to play without limitations. You can check out tracks from “All those Wrists” at the band's MySpace page.

Romans will be playing a series of shows with Trap Them:

03/10 Pittsburgh, PA Siren Records w/ Passion
03/14 Boston, MA Wadzilla Mansion w/ Black Ships and Furnace
03/15 Burlington, VT w/ Black Ships

Romans is:
Tom Kelly – vocals and synth
Justin Gonyea – guitars
Kevin Savage – drums
Sean Martin – bass

“All Those Wrists” will be re-released by Black Market Activities in Spring 2008.

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More Info Released For Los Angeles Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!

Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…

“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”

Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)

Friday, April 18th:
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
+ more TBA

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Extreme Noise Terror Announce Tour Dates

EXTREME NOISE TERROR and TRAP THEM will team up for the following upcoming tour dates:

April 10 - Victorville, CA @ Karma w/ Phobia, Strong Intention
April 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ One Place w/ Phobia, Strong Intention
April 12 - Tijuana, MEX @ Bar Aloha w/ Phobia, Strong Intention
April 13 - Fresno, CA @ Info Shop w/ Phobia, Attitude Adjustment, Strong Intention
April 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Silk Bar w/ Strong Intention
April 15 - Medford, CA @ T.B.A. w/ Strong Intention
April 16 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7 w/ Sanctum, Strong Intention
April 17 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon w/ Sanctum, Hellshock, Strong Intention
April 18 - Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street w/ Stormcrow, Strong Intention
April 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club w/ Strong Intention
April 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ LA Murder Fest

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10th Annual NEMHF Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.

Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.

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Ruiner and Killing The Dream Tour Dates

Ruiner and Killing The Dream have lined up a short run of June tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:

6/14 Providence, RI @ Club Hell w/ Trap Them
6/15 Perth Amboy, NJ @ Copa De Oro w/ Trap Them
6/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Trap Them
6/17 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head w/ Trap Them
6/18 Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records w/ Trap Them
6/19 Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ Trap Them
6/20 Montreal, QUE @ Black Dot
6/21 Haverhill, MA @ Welfare Records

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Taking Shape

This year's Los Angeles Murderfest will take place on April 18th, 19th, and 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature two stages and although headliners have yet to be announced, the following acts are slated to perform:

Vital Remains
The Red Chord
Today Is The Day
Trap Them
Anal Blast
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Extreme Noise Terror
Waco Jesus
Cardiac Arrest

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Extreme Noise Terror To Tour The West Coast

England’s EXTREME NOISE TERROR and metallers TRAP THEM are planning a tour of the west coast this April, which comes in support of the two bands’ recently announced split 7?, which will only be available on the aforementioned tour. Dates are forthcoming.

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Free Deathwish/Malfunction Winter Sampler Online

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.

You can download the entire sampler in ZIP format here. You can also stream the entire release here.

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Trap Them and Architect Booking Fall Tour

Trap Them and Architect are currently in the process of booking a fall tour. To help with a show, establish contact here. The routing is as follows:

10/19 Upstate NY
10/20 Western MA
10/21 Eastern MA
10/22 Connecticut
10/23 Providence, RI
10/24 Manchester, NH
10/25 Burlington, VT
10/26 Plattsburgh, NY
10/27 Albany, NY @ SUNY Albany
10/28 Syracuse, NY
10/29 Detroit, MI
10/30 Chicago, IL
10/31 Omaha/Des Moines
11/1 Denver, CO

dates w/ Gaza
11/2 Salt Lake City, UT
11/3 Boise, ID
11/4 Seattle, WA
11/5 Portland, OR
11/6 North CA
11/7 Bay Area CA
11/8 Central CA
11/9 Los Angeles, CA
11/10 Phoenix, AZ
11/11 Texas/Arizona

11/12 Texas
11/13 Texas
11/14 Texas
11/15 Oklahoma City, OK
11/16 St Louis, MO
11/17 Indianapolis, IN
11/18 Cleveland, OH

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Trap Them Announces New Members

Trap Them has finally found a new drummer and bassist, positions they've been trying to permanently fill since February. Joining the group on drums is Mike Sharp, who apparently "enjoys Waffle House, instant messaging and a Batman sippy cup." Meanwhile, Scuba Steve will take over bass duties and he "enjoys coffee, nihilism and his dog."

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Modern Life Is War, Trap Them and Trash Talk Tour

Modern Life Is War will hit the road next month for a three-week tour with Trap Them and Trash Talk. Here are the tour dates:

9/22 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
9/23 Austin, TX @ Emo's
9/24 Gainseville, TX @ State Theatre
9/25 Tulsa, OK @ Pinkeye
9/26 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
9/27 Kansas City, MO @ Static Bar
9/28 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
9/29 Boise, ID @ The Venue
9/30 Spokane, WA @ The Blvd
10/1 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/2 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
10/3 Eugene, OR @ Indigo District
10/4 Reno, NV @ Openground Skatepark
10/5 Berkeley, CA @ Gilman
10/6 Ventura, CA @ The Alpine
10/7 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/8 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
10/9 Flagstaff, AZ @ Studio 111
10/11 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
10/12 Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
10/13 Evansville, IN @ Club 1123
10/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project

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Trap Them Sign to Deathwish Records

TRAP THEM, the brutal metal/hardcore band formed by Ryan McKenney (ex-BACKSTABBERS INC.) and Brian Izzi (ex-DECEMBER WOLVES), has signed with Deathwish Records. The group will enter Godcity Studios this summer to record "Seance Prime" for a late 2007 release.

In early 2007, TRAP THEM released two records on Rhode Island's Trash Art! label, both engineered by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) at Godcity Studios. First was their crushing "Self Titled" debut 7" EP. Bringing to mind influences ENTOMBED, NASUM, and even BLACK FLAG, the release was a devastating three song wake up call to the aggressive music community. Just two months later, TRAP THEM released "Sleepwell Deconstructor", their debut full-length on Trash Art! The CD's viciousness is awe-inducing, proving that they already deserve to stand among the elite of the extreme metal and hardcore genre.

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