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Below is our complete Oblige 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.
Oblige is proud to announce the addition of bassist Mike Bodkins (ex-Suicide Silence) and rhythm guitarist Greg Pewthers (ex-Impending Doom). The band has been busy finishing up their new album, with plans to record and release this year. A pre-production track has been posted online, and can be heard
"Declaration," the latest release from Orange County metallers BLEEDING THROUGH, has debuted at #101 on the Billboard Top 200. The album also appeared at #14 on the Indie Chart and #19 on the Hard Music Chart.
"Declaration" was produced by Devin Townsend and is said to be the band's darkest, heaviest and most extreme offering to date, while sacrificing none of the trademarked haunting melody of prior albums. It is the follow-up to Bleeding Through's 2006 album, "The Truth," which saw the band grace the covers of Metal Edge, Outburn and Chord.
The band is currently touring to support "Declaration," with several record release shows in Southern California, including an appearance at Liskfest in Irvine, CA. The first record release show will be at Soma in San Diego and the second at the band's beloved Chain Reaction in Anaheim. Joining Bleeding Through at both shows will be Stick To Your Guns, Oblige and Let Live.
Bleeding Through tour dates:
10/11 – Irvine, CA - Liskfest
10/25 – San Diego, CA – Soma w/ Stick to Your Guns, Oblige, and Let Live
10/26 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction w/ Stick to Your Guns, Oblige, and Let Live
Apiary and Oblige will team up for a brief spring tour. Here are the tour dates so far:
3/28 Modesto, CA @ Two Zero Nine Arena
3/29 Grants Pass, OR @ The Trove
3/31 Seattle, WA @ The Central
4/1 Portland, OR @ Rock And Roll Pizza
4/2 Tacoma, WA @ Viaduct
4/3 Spokane Valley, WA @ The Slaughterhouse
4/5 Twin Falls, ID @ The Ranch
4/6 Pueblo, CO @ Phils Radiator
4/7 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November
4/8 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
4/9 Denver, CO @ The Kingdom of Doom
4/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
Suicide Silence will headline a brief West Coast run titled the "Santa Slays Tour" with support from The Faceless, Light This City and Oblige. Here are the tour dates:
12/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
12/27 Stockton, CA @ Empire Theatre
12/28 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
12/29 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre w/ Antagonist
12/30 Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
12/31 San Diego, CA @ Soma
SUICIDE SILENCE, THE FACELESS, LIGHT THIS CITY, and OBLIGE will team up for the following tour dates to end the year:
December 26 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
December 27 - Stockton, CA @ Empire Theatre
December 28 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
December 29 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
December 30 - Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
December 31 - San Diego, CA @ Soma (no Light This City, Oblige)
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH — the Los Angeles-based band featuring ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Darrell Roberts, former MOTOGRATER vocalist Ivan Moody (Ghost), ex-U.P.O. guitarist Zoltan Bathory, former DEADSETT bassist Matt Snell, and drummer Jeremy Spencer — has confirmed the following headlining shows:
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH only:
Oct. 29 - Spokane, WA @ The Boulevard
Oct. 31 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Nov. 02 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
Nov. 03 - Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
Nov. 04 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Back Room
Nov. 06 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Nov. 08 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Nov. 09 - Abilene, TX @ Midnight Rodeo
Nov. 10 - Tyler, TX @ Clicks
Nov. 11 - Lafayette, LA @ Grant St. Music Hall
Nov. 14 - Jackson, MS @ The Fire
Nov. 16 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador
Nov. 17 - Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
Nov. 19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov. 20 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Nov. 21 - Madison, WI @ The Majestic
Nov. 24 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
Nov. 25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's
Nov. 27 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock
Nov. 29 - Green Bay, WI @ Doubles
Nov. 30 - Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
Dec. 07 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
Dec. 09 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Dec. 10 - Albuquerque, NM @ Edge Holiday Show
Dec. 12 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
Dec. 13 - Denver, CO @ Ecks Saloon
Dec. 14 - Wichita, KS @ KITC's Not So Silent Night
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's debut album, "The Way of the Fist", entered the The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 199. The CD shifted over 5,400 copies via traditional retail outlets and moved another 1,400 units in digital downloads in its first week of release.
"The Way of the Fist", was released on July 31 via Firm Music, a branch of the highly successful entertainment talent management company The Firm. The CD was recorded at Next Level Studios with Stevo "Shotgun" Bruno (PRONG, MÖTLEY CRÜE) and at Complex Studios with Mikey Sarkisyan (SPINESHANK). Mixing and mastering duties were handled by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY).
Stillborn Records recently announced the signing of Oblige and Legacy Of Pain.
Hailing from Riverside, California, Oblige describes themselves as a "metal/death metal/southern rock" outfit. You can check out three songs from their 2006 release,"Expectants."
Meanwhile, Legacy Of Pain is a death metal outfit from Oakland, California. Formed by ex-members of Suffokate in late-2006, the band's debut EP will be released via Stillborn later this year. You can listen to some of their material on their MySpace.