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The Famine

From: New York City, NY, United States
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Latest The Famine News

Below is our complete The Famine 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.

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The Famine Parts Ways With Vocalist

New York and Texas based death metal band The Famine has issued the following update regarding the departure of their vocalist Chris Mcaddon:

"The Famine has parted ways with vocalist Chris McCaddon. The tyranny of distance is at times an insurmountable obstacle to behold. We love Chris as a brother and respectfully wish him the best in all of his future endeavors. In addition, The Famine is very excited to announce that Nick Nowell will lead us down this dark and dusty road as our new singer, and we couldn't be any more excited to welcome his range and abilities into The Famine in such an important capacity and at such an important time in our journey of pillage and conquest. In other news, we are hard at work in our metal bunker, doing our best to write a sophomore record the likes of which have never been heard by any ears, mortal or otherwise. Stay tuned for more big Famine news very soon, and may the metal be with you."

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The Famine Posts New Video Online

The Famine's new music video for their song "Consume, Devour, Repeat" is up now on MTV's Headbangers Blog (also viewable below). The song is off their album "The Raven and The Reaping," which is in stores and online now.

Here’s what The Famine vocalist Michael Christian McCaddon has to say about the new video:

"The lyrics of 'Consume, Devour, Repeat' deal with corrupt leaders. We wanted to shy way from political bludgeonings or overt partisanship, so we employed the metaphor of an underworld king-type character who ultimately meets his untimely end. In a sense, the story line of the video serves as a microcosm of the world view presented in the song. The video was shot in an abandoned brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio by the illustrious Andy Reale." More...

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Underoath's Entire New Album and Video Online

You can now listen to Underoath's entire new album, "Lost In The Sound Of Separation," streaming on Underoath's MySpace page. The album is out in stores and online this coming Tuesday, September 2nd. It is also still available for pre-order at Underoathmerch.com, Zambooie, Interpunk and Smartpunk, and now is up over at iTunes.

You can also check out Underoath's new video for the song, "Desperate Times Desperate Measures" off their new album, "Lost In The Sound Of Separation." You can watch it over at the MTV2 Headbangers Blog now.

The video will also premiere Saturday night at 10 PM EST/PST on MTV2's "You Rock The Deuce" and then again the following hour on Headbanger's Ball.

Finally, to celebrate the release of "Lost In The Sound Of Separation," Underoath will be doing a signing at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square at 4PM on September 2nd. The first 500 customers to by the album at the Times Square location only on Tuesday, September 2nd beginning at 9 AM will receive a wristband to attend this very special event at 4PM. Time and space are limited so please arrive early.

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Underoath will be hitting the road this fall on a headlining tour with Saosin, The Devil Wears Prada, and in various markets; P.O.S, person L, The Famine. Check out their MySpace page for all the dates and details. Tickets are on sale now.

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Demon Hunter and Living Sacrifice Rock Philly

I recently had the chance to check out the Demon Hunter tour in Philadelphia, PA. The show was on June 22nd and featured Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, The Famine and The Advent.

Being a huge Demon Hunter fan, I was excited to see who they had touring with them. Since I've only heard Living Sacrifice before, I had no idea what to expect with the other acts that were performing. More...

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Demon Hunter Sits Out Two Shows

Demon Hunter was unable to perform at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia and Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina on June 24 and June 25, respectively. However, the shows were not cancelled and all of the support bands -- Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, The Famine and Avent -- performed as scheduled.

Demon Hunter was forced to sit these two shows out as their singer, Ryan Clark, fell ill earlier in the week. His voice was gone and he had to rest and recuperate to get it back. Demon Hunter will resume the Stronger Than Hell Tour on Thursday, June 26 at Rockettown in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Jason Truby To Guest w/ Living Sacrifice Tonight

Former Living Sacrifice guitarist Jason Truby (also ex-P.O.D.) will make a special appearance with Living Sacrifice tonight as the "Stronger Than Hell Tour" hits the band's hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas.

A founding member of Living Sacrifice, Truby was with the group from the time they formed in 1989 until he left the band in 1997. He was the lead guitarist on all of the band's albums through Reborn. After exiting Living Sacrifice, he played with P.O.D. from 2003 to 2006. He is currently working on new solo material.

Yesterday, LIVING SACRIFICE released two brand new songs exclusively online. "Death Machine" and "The Battle," the band's first new songs since 2002, are available for purchase on the band's MySpace page through Bandbox. The single features brand new exclusive artwork by artist Dave Quiggle.

"We're super excited to be able to put out some new stuff for people to hear. This is our newest material in more than five years!", says vocalist / guitarist and founding member Bruce Fitzhugh. "Now that these songs are posted we'll be playing them live while on tour with Demon Hunter!"

Fitzhugh is joined in the reunited Living Sacrifice by founding member / drummer Lance Garvin (Soul Embraced) as well as lead guitarist Rocky Gray (Soul Embraced, ex-Evanescence) and bass player Arthur Green, both of whom have played with Living Sacrifice since 2000's The Hammering Process.

"This tour has been more then we could hope for, it's awesome to see this band playing to some younger fans for the very first time," says Bruce.

Living Sacrifice is finalizing a deal with Solid State for the release of their next full-length album.

Here are the latest Living Sacrifice tour dates with Demon Hunter, Oh Sleeper, The Famine and Advent: More...

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The Famine Posts "Behemoth" Online

The Famine has posted a new song on their MySpace page called "Behemoth." It is off their upcoming album, "The Raven and The Reaping," which is available in stores and online next Tuesday, May 27th. There's still time to pre-order it at Smartpunk and get a free lithograph with your order, while supplies last.

In other news, you can now get The Famine's new single, "Consume, Devour, Repeat" on iTunes.

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"Stronger Than Hell Tour" Trailer Online

The Stronger Than Hell Tour featuring Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Oh, Sleeper, The Famine and Advent kicks off later this month. In celebration, Demon Hunter have put up a trailer for the tour on YouTube. You can watch it below. Complete tour dates follow.

"Stronger Than Hell Tour " dates featuring Demon Hunter with Living Sacrifice, Oh, Sleeper, The Famine, and Advent (except where noted):

May 26 @ 6:00P - El Corazon Seattle, Washington
May 27 @ 6:00P - Hawthorne Theater Portland, Oregon
May 29 @ 6:30P - Club Retro Orangevale, California
May 30 @ 6:00P - Glasshouse Pomona, California w/ Project 86, Living Sacrifice, Sleeping Giant, Mirror Of Dead Faces
May 31 @ 6:00P - Glasshouse Pomona, California
Jun 2 @ 7:00P - The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona
Jun 4 @ 6:00P - Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado
Jun 5 @ 6:00P - Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jun 6 @ 7:00P - Club 101 El Paso, Texas
Jun 7 @ 3:30P - Scurry County Coliseum (Red Letter Rock Fest) Snyder, Texas
Jun 8 @ 6:00P - White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
Jun 9 @ 8:00P - Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
Jun 10 @ 7:00P - The Door Dallas, Texas
Jun 11 @ 7:00P - The Village Little Rock, Arkansas
Jun 12 @ 6:00P - Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City
Jun 13 @ 7:00P - The Foundry Music Theater Joplin
Jun 14 @ 6:00P - The Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri
Jun 15 @ 7:00P - Headliners Music Hall Louisville, Kentucky
Jun 17 @ 7:00P - St. Andrews Hall Detroit, Michigan
Jun 18 @ 7:00P - The Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jun 19 @ 6:00P - Bogarts Cincinnati, Ohio
Jun 20 @ 5:00P - House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 21 @ 7:00P - Crocodile Rock Allentown, Pennsylvania
Jun 22 @ 6:00P - The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 23 @ 6:00P - Recher Theater Towson
Jun 24 @ 6:00P - The Norva Norfolk, Virginia
Jun 25 @ 6:00P - Cats Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Jun 26 @ 6:00P - Rocketown Nashville, Tennessee
Jun 27 @ 6:00P - The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 28 @ 6:00P - House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Jun 29 @ 6:30P - State Theater St. Petersburg, Florida
Jul 1 @ 7:00P - House of Blues North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Jul 3 @ 6:00P - Mr Small’s Theater w/ Zao, Oh, Sleeper, Advent Millvale, Pennsylvania
Jul 5 @ 8:15P - Cornerstone Festival Bushnell, Illinois More...

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The Famine Post New Song Online

New York death metal band, The Famine, have posted a new song called "Scar The Earth" over at their MySpace page. The song is off their upcoming album "The Raven and The Reaping," available in stores and online May 27th.

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Project 86 Joins Demon Hunter Show As Guest

For one night only during the "Stronger Than Hell" tour, Friday, May 30 in Pomona, CA, Demon Hunter's good friends in Project 86 will perform as special guests. The lineup at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on Friday, May 30 will be Demon Hunter, Project 86, Living Sacrifice, Sleeping Giant and Mirror Of Dead Faces. The following night at the same venue will feature Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, The Famine and Advent as will the other dates on the "Stronger Than Hell" tour.

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The Famine Announce New Album Release Date

New York metallers, The Famine, issue the following update on their Myspace page:

"The new song 'Stitched In Plastic' from 'The Raven And The Reaping' has been posted. Please enjoy! As the release date gets closer we will be posting more songs for you guys! 'The Raven And The Reaping' comes out May 27, 2008."

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Demon Hunter Announces "Stronger Than Hell Tour"

Demon Hunter will launch their "Stronger Than Hell Tour" this summer in support of the band's brand new album for Solid State Records, Storm The Gates Of Hell.

"The Stronger Than Hell Tour will definitely be an amazing experience for everyone involved," said singer Ryan Clark, who co-founded Demon Hunter with his guitarist brother Don shortly before the release of their self-titled debut album in 2002. "We can't wait to play some new material and get to know more of our amazing fans."

"I can't tell you how excited we are to get back out there on the road and play some new songs along with the crowd favorites," added Don, who recently attended the 2008 Grammy Awards as a nominee in the graphic design / packaging category (Ryan Clark was nominated last year and the year before).

The Stronger Than Hell Tour will feature special guest Living Sacrifice, the legendary metal band whose alumnus went on to join bands like Evanescence and P.O.D. This will be their first tour since reuniting.

The tour lineup is rounded out by Demon Hunter's labelmates in Oh, Sleeper as well as The Famine (featuring former Demon Hunter guitarist Chris McCaddon) and North Carolina's Advent.

"The members of Demon Hunter are ecstatic about the lineup," said Ryan Clark. "It features many of our old friends in both reunited and amazing new bands. For us, it's a bit of a family reunion."

Demon Hunter recently completed a video for "Carry Me Down," the second single from Storm The Gates Of Hell. The group was named one of "10 Artists to Watch" by AOL Music and featured on the cover of Revolver for their 2006 "Christian Metal" story. Demon Hunter's fans are some of the most dedicated in heavy metal. Check out their MySpace page to see the Demon Hunter logo tattoos that adorn many of their bodies.

Here are the latest "Stronger Than Hell" tour dates featuring Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Oh, Sleeper, The Famine and Advent: More...

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The Famine Complete Recording New Album

The Famine (ex-Embodyment) have completed recording their Solid State debut with producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, The Agony Scene). The effort will see a release early next year with more details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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