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Dead And Divine

Formed: 2003
From: Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Dead And Divine News

Below is our complete Dead And Divine 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.

Hundred Suns Premieres New Song "Last Apology"

Hundred Suns - featuring Norma Jean vocalist Cory Brandan, ex-Every Time I Die drummer Ryan Leger and former Dead And Divine guitarist Chris LeMasters - premieres a new song entitled "Last Apology", taken from the upcoming debut album, "The Prestaliis", which will be out in stores August 11th through New Damage Records.

Check out now "Last Apology" below.

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Ritual Signs With Bullet Tooth

Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the worldwide signing of Ritual from Hamilton, Ontario (not to be confused with a host of other bands of the same name across the U.S. and Europe).

Ritual is the brainchild of former Dead and Divine vocalist Matt Ryan Tobin. After the untimely demise of Dead and Divine's decade long career, Tobin found himself far from finished. With little to no time spent mourning, he threw himself head first into a new musical endeavour with the aid of four musicians who found themselves feeling all too similar.

The band will release a self-titled debut album via Bullet Tooth (Worldwide), Distort Inc / Fontana North (Canada) and Halfcut / Shock (Australia / New Zealand) in the fall of 2015.

Ritual is a band without guidelines or limitations, chalked full of raw and untainted passion; this was the band Tobin always set out to create, with him stating: “We were born from waste. We are the product of broken bands, miles traveled and mistakes made. We are Ritual.” More...

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Dead And Divine Announces "Farewell" Tour

Canadian act Dead and Divine has issued the following announcement about a farewell tour after previously announcing plans to call it quits:

"Hey folks, so we wanted to clear a few things up and try to explain what's been goin' on with us over the last few months. When we announced our 'Final hometown show,' we meant just that. It was the absolute last time we'll ever be playing Burlington in Dead and Divine, and we did our best to be very specific when we made that announcement. Come on yuh silly lil' geese. A few of you caught on (well, just read what we wrote word for word), but a lot of you seemed to be surprised when we announced that we'd be playing SCENE Fest for the last time. Again, we very intentionally announced it as our final SCENE Fest and not our final show. We used them there smart mouth-words and we MAY have known some of you would interpret it wrong, but hey, we're sneaky old fuckers and that's what we do. We're all up in your head-meat pokin' around, toyin' with your gutty works. But really, we've been great friends with the organizers at SCENE for years and they had asked us to play long before we decided to break up. It was a commitment we made and wanted to keep, and we thought it would be a great way to play for all of the kids who couldn't get tickets to the Burlington show before it sold out.

"Anyways, the truth is we weren't sure whether or not we'd be doing a farewell tour. All of our heads were a bit out of whack, and we had decided to step away from this for a while to - hopefully - gain some perspective and figure out what we wanted to do. The response we got when we announced that we'd be hangin' it up was shocking and it really, really means the world to us that you all care so much about this band.

"That, coupled with how incredible the Burlington show was made it pretty clear that we couldn't leave Canada hangin'. You all helped us build this from nothing, and we want you to help us finish it. You didn't REALLY think we'd just fart out in a week and play two randomly announced shows, did you? I know, I know, 'Yo Dead and Devine y u pretend u no play farewell tour, we knoe you gun do it!' You're right. Maybe we really love you all and maybe this relationship we've been workin' on with y'all over the years is a bit hard to just walk away from without seeing you face to face. Maybe we've been listening to a lot of John Mayer. Come slow dance in this, uh, burning room. With us. You know? Or something. Drum roll, please... More...

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Dead And Divine Calling It Quits

Canada's Dead and Divine has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it quits and playing a final hometown show:

"After nearly 10 years of playing music together, touring the world and making some of the best friends we could have ever asked for, we're very regretfully closing this chapter of our lives. It chokes me up to be writing this letter, and I really can't express how genuine and sincere I am when I say thank you all for everything you've done to help us live our dream.

"Matty started Dead and Divine in highschool when he was 16 years old. It was never anything more than an excuse to play some music with his pals, and I'm sure I can speak for him when I say nobody ever expected this to turn into what it is. Almost 10 years later and we've toured nearly 20 countries with some of our favorite bands, released two EP's and three full length records that have all (to our amazement) landed themselves on Billboard and iTunes charts. We've created music with producers who have made records that we grew up listening to; guys that truly shaped us musically both as individuals and as a band.

"We're so blessed to say we have incredible friends around the world, from coast to coast in Canada and the United States, the UK, Ireland, and all over Europe, Japan, Australia and South America. You've helped us leave the Burlington Music Center and play to hundreds of thousands of people at festivals and venues around the globe. Trust me when I say we NEVER thought we'd be doing this. I remember leaving for our first tour with our friends in The Holly Springs Disaster and Straight Reads The Line, and not once did it cross my mind that I'd be repeating that process continually for the next seven years of my life. It just wasn't a realistic expectation. We weren't one of THOSE bands and I wasn't one of THOSE dudes. We didn't get lucky like that. Touring in a rock band was a pipe dream and we all knew that first tour was nothing more than a dry hump. We'd go home, go back to school/work, and continue playing random shows on weekends. We couldn't be more thankful for all of this. More...

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Dead And Divine Streaming Deftones Cover

Canadian band Dead and Divine has posted a cover version online of the Deftones track "Lotion," taken from the "Around the Fur" album. Check out the song in the player below, or you can find the Dead and Divine video clip for "Asphyxia Fiend" at this location.

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Dead And Divine Posts "Asphyxia Fiend" Clip

Dead And Divine has posted a music video online for the track "Asphyxia Fiend," which is taken off the album "Antimacy." You can check out the clip below, or find more info on Dead and Divine via the band's Facebook profile.

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Dead And Divine Working On New Album

Dead and Divine has issued the following announcement about working on a new upcoming full-length album:

"We've announced the name of our new album - Antimacy. Expect it to be released this spring! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. Please repost/retweet/spread the word about Antimacy. Expect to see a lot of us in 2011. See you soon."

Additional details on the new album's track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available.

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Dead And Divine Streaming Smashing Pumpkins Cover

Dead and Divine has issued the following update about streaming a cover of the Smashing Pumpkins song "The End is the Beginning is the End:"

"Holy shit, Myspace. It's been a coons age! Anyways, just wanted to give y'all a heads up on a few things. First off, we've released our version of the Smashing Pumpkins song 'The End is the Beginning is the End.' We didn't wuss out and do a mellow version (they already did that). You can stream it (listen for free) at this location.

"While you're there, you should also check out our VIP pre-sale packages we've put together for our fall headline tour with Vanna. They're super rad, include tickets to your show of choice, and include a TON of Ltd Edition stuff. Seriously. Theres a super rad 18"x24" hand-numbered silkscreened poster, a DOWNLOAD of our Smashing Pumpkins cover, custom D&D guitar picks, and a meet-and-greet with our dumb asses. You can skip that part if you'd like, we understand.

"Either way, go check these out. They're selling FAST, and the tickets for these shows are selling out. Pick up a VIP package and ensure yourself entry to the show of your choice AND you can get a free download code for our new song. AND you get a hand numbered, signed silkscreened poster. AND you get a bunch of other shit. Why not?"

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Dead And Divine Updates Tour Schedule

Ontario's Dead and Divine have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming tour dates:

4/22 2010 The Studio (Hamilton Place) w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Hamilton, Ontario
4/23 2010 London Music Hall w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live London, Ontario
4/24 2010 The Mod Club w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Toronto, Ontario
4/25 2010 Level 3 w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live St Catherines, Ontario
4/26 2010 Club Vinyl w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Guelph, Ontario
4/28 2010 Time To Laugh w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Kingston, Ontario
4/29 2010 Underworld w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Montreal, Quebec
4/30 2010 Mavericks w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Ottawa, Ontario
5/9 2010 Underworld w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once London
5/10 2010 Moho Live w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Manchester
5/11 2010 Rios w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Leeds
5/12 2010 Ivory Blacks w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Glasgow
5/13 2010 The Keys w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Middleborough
5/14 2010 Joiners w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Southampton
5/15 2010 ROCKFEST Belgium
5/17 2010 The Flapper Birmingham
5/18 2010 02 Academy 2 Liverpool
5/20 2010 Fibbers York
5/21 2010 Corporation Sheffield
5/22 2010 Barfly Cardiff
5/23 2010 Engine Rooms Brighton
5/24 2010 Underpass @ The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes
5/25 2010 Face Bar Reading

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Dead And Divine Posts "Neon Jesus" Teaser Video

Dead And Divine has posted a teaser trailer for their upcoming music video for "Neon Jesus." The official music video, directed by Marc Ricciardelli, is coming soon. In the meantime, you can watch the teaser below:

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Oh, Sleeper Announces New Tour Dates

Christian metallers Oh, Sleeper have issued the following announcement about touring alongside The Chariot:

"As soon as we're done with the tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Every Time I Die, we'll be hitting some cities we weren't able to play on that tour with our friends in The Chariot! We'll be co-headlining with support from We Came As Romans and Dead And Divine."

Oh, Sleeper's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Misery Signals, Haste The Day, Architects Tour

Starting May 19, THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD TOUR will kick-off in Waterloo, Ontario. The tour features headliners Misery Signals, alongside Haste The Day, Dead And Divine, Architects, and
Sights & Sounds. The latest tour dates are as follows:

May 19 - Fubar Nightclub - Waterloo, ON, CAN
May 20 - The MOD Club - Toronto, ON, CAN
May 21 - Call The Office London, ON, CAN
May 22 - Johnny B’s - Whitby, ON, CAN
May 23 - The Chubby Pickle - Windsor, ON, CAN
May 24 - Red Rooster - Burlington, ON, CAN
May 25 - The Jubilee Centre - Sudbury, ON, CAN
May 28 - Garrick Centre at The Marlborough - Winnipeg, MB, CAN
May 29 - The Exchange - Regina, Saskatchewan
May 30 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB, CAN
May 31 - Better Than Fred’s - Grand Prairie, AB, CAN
June 2 - Habitat - Kelowna, BC, CAN
June 3 - The Plaza Club - Vancouver, BC, CAN
June 4 - Sugar Nightclub - Victoria, BC, CAN
June 5 - Nanaimo Royal Canadian Legion - Nanaimo, BC, CAN (without Haste The Day)
June 6 - Avalanche Bar & Grill - Courtenay, BC, CAN (without Haste The Day)
June 7 - Merlin’s - Whistler, BC, CAN
June 9 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB, CAN
June 10 - University Ballroom - Student Union - Lethbridge, AB, CAN
June 11 - Louis’ Pub - Saskatoon, SK, CAN
June 13 - C2 (formerly Warp 9) - Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
June 15 - Level 3 - St. Catharine’s, ON, CAN
June 17 - Underworld - Montreal, PQ, CAN
June 18 - The Casbah at The Imperial Theatre - Quebec City, PQ, CAN (without Haste The Day)
June 19 - Babylon - Ottawa, ON, CAN (without Haste The Day)
June 20 - Time to Laugh Comedy Club - Kingston, ON, CAN (without Haste The Day)

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Dead And Divine Announces New Album

Ontario based band Dead and Divine have issued the following statement about an upcoming album:

"You're damn right I just dropped that bomb. In lieu of my recent interest in bolding, underlining, and being obsessively organized, I feel it's only fair for me to organize the fuck out of this blog. Check it.

"This will be a lovely little cornucopia of information. It shall be a mammoth horn of fuckin' plenty. This blog is a diaper and what I'm about to discuss is the shit.

"As you may have guessed from the title, the record is titled "The Machines We Are". I'm really excited for everybody to hear what we're working on, it's heavier than anything we've written and it's more melodic and lovely than anything we've written. Hopefully you're all as stoked as I am to get it out there.

"Who's producing the record you ask? Well why don't you fuck off and let me tell you. We'll be working with a super-team consisting of the ever-renowned Garth "GGGarth" Richardson (Atreyu, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Beloved, Rage Against the Machine, Haste the Day), and Torontonian Eric Ratz (Cancer Bats, Billy Talent, Thornley). More...

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Darkest Hour Announces New Tour Dates

Darkest Hour will soon take a break from writing their new album to play a handful of shows. Here are the tour dates:

1/30 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat Darkest Hour ("Demand In DC")
1/30 Harrisonburg, VA @ Rockingham County Fairgrounds (feat. As I Lay Dying)
1/31 Richmond, VA @ The National (feat. As I Lay Dying)

Darkest Hour with Born Of Osiris, Dead And Divine, Arise And Ruin
2/2 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
2/3 London, ON @ Call The Office
2/4 TBA
2/5 Toronto, ON @ The Reverb Room
2/6 Guelph, ON @ Vinyl
2/7 Montreal, QC @ Underworld

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Farewell To Freeway, Dead And Divine Tour Dates

Farewell To Freeway will embark on a headling tour with Dead And Divine, Every Bridge Burned, and Duck Duck Goose in July. Here are the latest tour dates:

7/12 Herrin, IL @ HITTS
7/13 Springfield, IL @ The Black Sheep Cafe
7/14 Franklin, IN @ The Rooftop
7/15 Southgate, MI @ The Modern Exchange
7/16 Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
7/17 Clearfield, PA @ Clearfield Skate Station
7/18 Niagara Falls, NY @ The Evening Star
7/19 Bethpage, NY @ Deuces Wild
7/20 Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage
7/21 Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
7/22 Harrisonburg, VA @ Jimdel's
7/23 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
7/24 Asheville, NC @ Graffiti Music Hall
7/25 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub

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Dead And Divine Signs To Rise Records

Ontario metal/rock outfit Dead And Divine has signed with Rise Records. Formed in 2003, the band released an album with Verona Records in 2005. According to the group, "We're stoked to be working with everyone at Rise as well as being on a roster with such awesome, talented bands as Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Devil Wears Prada and Fear Before The March Of Flames."

Dead And Divine will record their new album, "The Fanciful," at Interlace Audio in Portland, Oregon with Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance) at the helm. In the meantime, you can check them out here.

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