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Below is our complete Memphis May Fire 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.
You can now check out Memphis May Fire's entire album, "Sleepwalking," on the music player here. The music player also includes lyrics and a Twitter feed.
The debut album "Sleepwalking" will be available in stores and online July 21, 2009, but you can pre-order now in the following packages:
- CD at MerchNow ($10)
- CD/CDep/shirt at MerchNow ($25)
- CD at SmartPunk ($10.99)
- CD/shirt at SmartPunk ($17.49)
The band will hit the road for the "Pave the Forest" Tour this summer with Fear Before, Oceana, Of Machines, and This Time Next Year.
The debut full length album "Sleepwalking" from Memphis May Fire will be available everywhere July 21, 2009. The Dallas boys wrapped up in the studio with producer Casey Bates (Chiodos, A Skylit Drive) and are ready to hit the road.
Singer Matt Mullins checked in from the studio to say, "Sleepwalking is a new breed of rock n' roll. We wanted to have an honest lyrical message but also tell people that there is still hope in this crazy world, and that there is more than just the here and now. Our fans will notice that music wise, it's much more aggressive guitar work and noticeably more melodic, but still retains that southern swagger. We are very proud of this record and we are sure both old and new fans will love it."
The final track listing for "Sleepwalking" is:
1. North Atlantic VS North Carolina
2. A Giant In a Giants World
3. Your Lucky Its Not 1692
4. Ghost In The Mirror
5. Been There, Done that
6. Quantity Is Their Quality
8. Destiny For The Willing
9. The Face With No Name
10. Speak Now I'm Listening
Trustkill has posted a free music sampler for August, sponsored by ALTERNATIVE PRESS Magazine. The sampler is completely FREE, downloadable, and comes with printable artwork so you can create your own CD. You can also sign up for a free two-issue trial subscription to Alternative Press Magazine.
The free sampler contains twelve tracks in all, including a new and unreleased BLEEDING THROUGH song off their upcoming album due out everywhere September 30, 2008.
Here is the tracklisting of the sampler: More...
Dallas, Texas band Memphis May Fire (Trustkill Records) is actively looking for a new singer to replace vocalist Chase Ryan, who has decided to leave the band. According to the group, "Chase is about to have a child, and has revaluated his priorities. There are no hard feelings and we wish him the best of luck."
Here's the official word on auditioning for the open spot:
"We will be holding open auditions through MySpace. We have posted an instrumental version of one of our new songs 'Decade.' If you think you have what it takes, then go ahead and download the track and lay down some vocals. When you have completed the track, you can send the finals version of the song to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to hear what you all have to offer. We have recorded our new record all ready with Casey Bates (Chiodos, Portugal The Man). All we need is to record the vocals and the new record will be ready."
Memphis May Fire recently entered the studio to track their debut full-length for Trustkill Records. The album is being recorded by Casey Bates (Chiodos, Pierce The Veil). Singer Chase Ryan comments:
"So far we're having a blast. We're out in the burbs of Seattle hanging out making some sweet ass new songs that we think will kinda catch everyone off guard. They are very reminiscent of the EP but have a new twist that is entirely their own. They are much more complex and interesting songs, but still have that raw, almost southern sound to them; and in a way are more progressive and heavy. Recording with Casey is awesome. He's super chill and above all, wants us to be happy with the record. We are super excited to get these songs out asap, I'm sure you will dig em'!"
A Skylit Drive, Dance Gavin Dance, Memphis May Fire, Before Their Eyes, and Four Letter Lie will hit the road together in March. The following tour dates have been announced so far:
3/7 Stockton, CA @ Empire Theatre
3/8 Fresno, CA @ The Exit
3/9 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza
3/10 Victorville, CA @ Karma
3/11 Phoenix, AZ @ The Cell Block
3/14 Plano, TX @ Plano Centre
3/15 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
3/16 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
3/18 Tampa, FL @ Transitions Skate Park
3/20 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Landrolounge
3/21 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Landrolounge
3/22 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
3/23 Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin Out
3/28 Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Main Stage
3/29 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
3/30 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
4/1 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under
4/3 Chicago, IL @ Mojoe’s
4/5 Detroit, MI @ Skateland
4/8 Springfield, MO @ Remington’s Downtown
4/19 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
Trustkill Records has officially signed Dallas, Texas rock/hardcore band Memphis May Fire. Trustkill President Josh Grabelle comments:
"There is a lot of really exciting, young, dangerous music coming out of Texas right now, and Memphis May Fire are the cream of the crop. Not since Bullet For My Valentine's 'Hand of Blood' EP have we heard a more compelling set of songs for an EP, where absolutely every song is bone-chillingly perfect, and timeless. These guys are on their way to something huge."
The group will release a self-titled, five-song CDep on December 4th. You can check out a track from the forthcoming effort here.