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Cursed

Formed: 2001
From: Central Valley, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cursed News

Below is our complete Cursed 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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New Compilation Album Available For Download

A new compilation album featuring 23 different tracks (covering a variety of genres from metal to dubstep) has been posted online courtesy of Venomouz Wrath. The "Underground United Promotion Mixtape Vol. 1" can be streamed or downloaded at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Deathstryke - Death In Hell
2. Vect - Fuck It All
3. Rellik 781 - Redemption Coffin Feat Bloodshock
4. Dawn Of Ashes - Hollywood Made In Gehenna
5. Chuckklez - Vengeance Feat. Heaven
6. Scum - Never Repent
7. Cursed - In The Trenches
8. Jesse Alotto - Got That Flow (Make It Bang)
9. Bloody Ruckus - Murder On My Mind
10. Stahlorchester - Stahlorchester
11. Vamp - Drop It Ft. Xplizit & Wordplay
12. Dmize - The Living Forest Ft Scum
13. Ares - By The Will Of The Gods
14. Knothead - Can't Count The Demons
15. Deathbed Confessions - Find You In Hell
16. D Evil Violent Sextapes
17. Merduh The Innocynce - No!
18. The Prozac Generation - Lords Of Acid Drowning In Ecstasy (The Prozac Generation's Filthy Needle Mix)
19. Tha Roka - Wicked Onez Feat. Prophetic Mindz
20. Hymn For The Fallen - Flatline
21. Syniister - Sinister
22. Venomouz Wrath - The Serpents Lamb
23. Americas Most Wicked - Right Now

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Cursed Calls It Quits

Cursed frontman Chris Colohan has more or less confirmed the recent rumors of his group's demise. Here's the word:

"Yeah, you heard. Apparently, it gets even worse. That's all I know or even want to know for now. We got robbed at the very end of tour in a totally unreal, extremely sketchy series of events that still makes no sense at all, only leads to paranoia, anger and a total loss of faith. Passports, money, all the costs of the tour. Either way, whoever did it, it was a bullet in the head, the end of the line. A sudden and totally fucked up way for it to end, which I know will be fitting when I look back on it. All we could do was play the show, badly, and go our ways with whatever money we could muster. I hitched a ride back to Prague with Tomas. Since I can't do a fucking thing about it, I'm going to hang out with my girl, and friends, stare at some Czech mountains and try not to think about it. Needless to say, all outstanding plans are off. All this shit aside, thanks to everyone that helped out and travelled from all over for the shows on this tour, all the kids and bands we played and stayed with. Minus a few fucked up shows, it was probably the best tour we ever had. Thanks everyone for your good wishes. I'll elaborate when I'm home next week, for now - yes it's true, and yes it's over."

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CBC Radio 3 Launches First Full Metal Podcast

Canada's CBC Radio 3 has launched the first Full Metal Podcast, hosted by Lisa Christiansen. The podcast features new music from Arapacis, Bison, Cursed, Cryptopsy, Derelict, Divinity, Forty Birds, Gross Misconduct, Penetrator, Protest the Hero, Rammer and Sequoia.

"We play a lot of great music here at Radio 3, and for one radio station we do play an unbelievable number of different genres, from hip hop to folk; electronica to pop and hard rock. But there is one genre that is sadly under-represented - metal.

"But not anymore. Today marks the first Full Metal Podcast for CBC Radio 3. And I couldn't be more um, filled with unholy joy.

"For the past few months a crack team of producers and one eager host, have listened to literally hours of metal tunes from our collection here at New Music Canada. We then sought out the opinions of a few serious metal heads and created this podcast.

"You'll hear music from Protest the Hero, Cursed, Bison, and Cryptopsy. I check in with a touring Cam Pipes of 3 Inches of Blood and ponder the why behind Montreal's metal capital of North America status with legendary drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy.

"It's a cross-country journey through some of the hardest and loudest music being made in Canada today, and it's all in one easy to enjoy package. So kick back and get ready and watch where you bang that head. Neck injuries are not covered by Radio 3."

To listen to the podcast, visit CBC Radio 3.

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Cursed Planning Canadian Tour Dates

Cursed is in the process of lining up a handful of Canadian tour dates. Here are the latest:

03/14 Sarnia ON @ TBA
03/15 St. Catherines ON @ TBA
03/16 Brampton ON @ TBA
03/22 Toronto ON @ Lee's Palace w/ Career Suicide, more
03/23 Oakville ON @ TBA
03/28 Hamilton ON @ The Casbah w/ Taken
03/29 Guelph ON @ TBA
03/30 Toronto @ Sonic Boom Records(in-store, 4pm)
04/04 Ottawa ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
04/05 Montreal QC @ the BlackDot
04/06 Peterborough ON @ TBA
04/11 Brantford ON @ TBA
04/12 London ON @ Wippet Lounge
04/13 Kitchener ON @ Crazy Legs' House

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Cursed Frontman Starts New Band

Cursed frontman Chris Colohan has started a new band called Burning Love with members of Toronto outfit, Our Father. The group has posted a demo track here and will release a 7" EP in early-2008 through Colohan's own label High Anxiety 416.

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Cursed Reveal "III" Track Listing

Ontario's hardcore brutes Cursed have completed their third full-length, as expected, simply entitled "III." Things are coming together on it now for mid-February release via Goodfellow Records, with Reflections Records handling the album in Europe. The crew will tackle Canada with High on Fire and Cancer Bats in March, head back to Europe in May and will follow with US dates which are in the works now.

With 11 Tracks total, III's track listing will be as follows, with an advance listen to the track Magic Fingers available now:

1. Architects of Troubled Sleep
2. Night Terrors
3. Magic Fingers (audio)
4. Antihero Resuscitator
5. Friends In The Music Business
6. Into The Hive
7. III
8. Unnecessary Person
9. Hegel's Bastards
10. Dead Air at The Pulpit
11. Gutters

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Cursed Announce European Tour Dates

Cursed will be touring Europe in April and May of 2008. The following tour dates have been confirmed thus far:

24/4 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
25/4 Brighton, UK @ The Engine Room
26/4 Newport, UK @ Le Pub
27/4 Newcastle, UK @ The Cooperage
29/4 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
30/4 Birmingham, UK @ The Factory Club/Custard Factory
01/5 London, UK @ The Underworld
04/5 Milan, Italy @ The Garage
05/5 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
06/5 Prague, Czech @ 007
07/5 Nurnberg, Germany @ K4/Zentralcafe
08/5 Dornbirn, Austria @ Schlachthaus
11/5 Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
12/5 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
19/5 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet

As previously reported, Cursed frontman Chris Colohan recently formed his own record label called High Anxiety 416.

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Cursed Frontman Launches Record Label

Cursed frontman Chris Colohan has formed his own record label called High Anxiety 416. Here's the official word from Colohan:

"After wanting to do it for so many years, I'm finally getting around to starting up a small record label to put out mainly (but not exclusively) 7" vinyl, of mainly (but not exclusively) Toronto-area bands and friends' bands. High Anxiety 416 records will be distributed exclusively by No Idea Records worldwide - so any store, distro or individual will be able to get it cheaply and reliably from them. The first 3 EPs in the works are:

Living Darkness (Toronto) - S/T EP
Our Father - (Toronto) - EP
Crux of Aux (members of Cursed) EP

And up ahead (this fall/winter):

Cheap Tragedies - (Clevo Erba-Core) 7"
Lullabye Arkestra - (Toronto, Constellation Records)
Kittens (Winnipeg, 1990's) - Discography
Ruination- final sessions 7" (with extras)
...and some other Cursed-related projects.

Once I can get some records out and everything rolling, I'm hoping to eventually publish several of the books I've been working on for years now: 9 Lives, This Highway Never Fucking Ends, and yes, holy fuck - Other People's Girlfriends.

So that's it. Most of the bands listed above have Myspace pages, check them out - but I don't use it myself. So there won't be a Myspace for High Anxiety 416, but there will be a website up this fall that you can access through the Cursed site."

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Cursed Finished Recording New Album

Cursed vocalist Chris Colohan has written the following statement regarding the band's upcoming new album III, which will be released through Goodfellow Records. An official release date for the album will be confirmed shortly, but here is some information on the album, including song titles and production information:

"Okay. So here's an official statement, as our website has fallen a bit behind. All of III is now recorded, and 80% mixed as of today. It was engineered by our sound bro Donny Cooper (who recorded both the Hell Comes Home and Blackout at Sunrise EPs) and Paul Aucoin at HallaMusic in Toronto, and is being mixed by the great Pete Hudson. The tracks, not necessarily in this order, are:

III: Architects of Troubled Sleep
Night Terrors
Antihero Resuscitator (with COLISEUM's Ryan Patterson)
The Hands Will Abide
Dead Air At The Pulpit
Friends In The Music Business
Into The Hive
Magic Fingers
Unnecessary Person
Hegel's Bastards
Gutters

"...So there, it's real. Thanks to everyone's interest despite the really low profile we've been working in. Honestly, right now, we just want to make songs. The Business makes our heads spin. Thanks so much to Chris Logan (and all Goodfellow crew) for giving a shit and still being a nerd for the music he puts out. Our site should be back up to speed soon, with videos. Donny's been making a video of the III studio sessions, he might cut it together and put it on YouTube so you all can check it out if you want to really smell the fuckin' magic."

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Cursed Post New Track From "Blackout at Sunrise"

Goodfellow hardcore act Cursed has posted a new track from their upcoming EP. The disc is the follow up to their sophomore release, Two. You can check out the first track from Blackout at Sunrise on their MySpace page.

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Cursed Plans New Album In 2007

Cursed, who recently finished up work on their upcoming new EP "Blackout At Sunrise" (which will see a release this fall/winter on CD, 7" and picture disc,) are eyeing a tentative March release date through Goodfellow for their new album "III" which they will begin recording in the coming months.

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Cursed Finishes New EP, Cancels Tour

Cursed has finished recording their new EP, "Blackout at Sunrise." Recording took place with Donnie Cooper in Hamilton, Ontario and the effort will be a 7" picture disc and CD single, which will include a "surprise Canadiana cover song." Goodfellow Records will release the EP late this summer.

Meanwhile Cursed has cancelled their Europe/UK tour, which had been scheduled for August. According to the band, the cancellation is "due to some family/health issues on the home front that we can't avoid and have to put first."

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Cursed European Tour Dates

Cursed will be touring Europe in August. Here are the tour dates:

02/08 Germany Berlin Cassiopeia
03/08 Germany Bremen Wehrschloss
04/08 Denmark Fredericia Fredericia Hardcore Fest
05/08 Belgium Aarschot Hageland Festival
06/08 UK Cardiff CWB IFOR BACH
07/08 UK London Underworld
08/08 UK Manchester Star and Garter
09/08 UK Liverpool Roadkill
10/08 UK Sheffield The Coorporation
11/08 UK Nottingham The Old Angel
12/08 Netherlands Hoogeveen Het Podium
13/08 Belgium Han Sur Less Sortie 23 Festival
13/08 Germany Essen Juz Werden
14/08 Netherlands Amsterdam Bitterzoet

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Cursed Prepare To Record New EP

Cursed will be entering the studio this month to record a new 7"/CDep for Goodfellow Records. The release will contain at least two new songs in addition to a few covers. The vinyl edition will be limited. Look for the EP to hit streets early this summer.

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Death by Stereo to Headline Murderfest

Death by Stereo have confirmed that they will be headlining at Murderfest in Los Angeles. Death by Stereo will be headlining day one of the three day festival taking place February 17-19 in Hollywood. Death by Stereo will share the stage with Turmoil, Cursed, the Warriors and others.

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Cursed Announce Canadian Tour Dates

Cursed have lined up a handful of January dates in Canada. Here are the tour dates:

1/06 Montreal @ Sala Rossa w/ Cancer Bats
1/07 Ottawa @ Cafe DuKuf w/ Cancer Bats
1/06 Kingston @ Scherzo w/ Cancer Bats
1/13 Guelph @ Shadow w/ Cancer Bats
1/14 Brantford @ Ford Plant w/ The Gorgeous
1/15 St. Catherines @ L'3 w/ Cancer Bats, The Gorgeous
1/20 London @ Whippit Lounge w/ Aggression Festival
1/21 Peterborough w/ The Gorgeous
1/22 Oshawa @ Dungeon w/ Cancer Bats, The Gorgeous

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Cursed And Mare Book Warm-Up Dates

Cursed and Mare have booked a few warm-up dates before embarking on their previously announced Canadian run with Converge, here's the schedule:
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Terror Issue Update About Touring, Video Shoot

Terror are currently in Japan touring through September 12th. Upon returning home, the band will film a new video followed by some last-minute shows in California the weekend of Sept. 16th. Then, starting on September 24th, Terror will be touring Canada for three weeks with Converge and Cursed. The band had originally been scheduled to tour the U.S. beginnning in October with Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, and Bleeding Through. However, according to the group the tour "fell apart and is now not happening at all." Instead, the band will do some touring with Donnybrook. Meanwhile, Terror continue to write material for their next Trustkill Records release. The group will enter an undisclosed studio in February to begin recording and according to vocalist Scott Vogel, "it's going to be the best shit we have done."

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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Bane, Cursed Tour Changes and Additions

A few new dates have been added to the initial upcoming Cursed dates to kick off the tour. There were also some venue changes:

BANE / CURSED / VERSES
06/10/05 – Paramus, NJ @ Paramus Elks Lodge - NEW
06/11/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar - NEW
06/12/05 – Fredricksburg, VA @ KC's - NEW

BANE / CURSED / EVERGREEN TERRACE / VERSES
06/14/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
06/15/05 – Nashville, TN @ Rocket Town (NEW VENUE)
06/16/05 – Memphis, TN @ The Complex
06/17/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
06/18/05 – Rock Island, IL @ UAW Hall
06/19/05 – West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
06/20/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
06/21/05 – Winnipeg, MB @ Collective Cabaret
06/22/05 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
06/23/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Powerplant (U of Alberta)
06/24/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Video In Studios
06/25/05 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
06/26/05 – Portland, OR @ Solid State
06/27/05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
06/28/05 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
06/29/05 – San Diego, CA @ The Epicenter
06/30/05 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
07/01/05 – Henderson, NV @ The Roadhouse
07/02/05 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
07/04/05 – Denver, CO @ Rock Island
07/05/05 – Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
07/06/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Buddas Bowling Club
07/07/05 – Detroit, MI @ Alvins
07/08/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
07/09/05 – Charleroi, PA @ Charleroi VFW
07/10/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

07/11/05 – New York NY @ CBGB's - NEW

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