Of The First Born Son
Last Known Status: Disbanded
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Kitchener based Of The First Born Son have decided to disband. The group has scheduled a farewell performance in July 25th, 2008 at The Gig in Kitchener, Ontario.
"Yes everyone, its true! We are packing it in and saying goodnight," said frontman Jamie Schoch in a statement. "I never thought I'd be writing this but unfortunately I am. We all had a great time while it lasted and we want to thank everyone for the never ending love and support, anyone who bought some merch, came up and talked to any of us, told a friend about us, came to a show or even told us how much we sucked! We don't take any of it for granted and we will remember those times forever. Come out to our final show, as it will be your one final chance to come out and party with us and maybe throw a fist or two in the pit!"
Of The First Born Son were rising stars within the Ontario hardcore and metal scene. The group's self-titled debut album was released by Year of the Sun Records and saw them open for Emmure, Arise and Ruin, Legeia, Endwell, Farewell to Freeway and A Perfect Murder, while the songs "Paper Caskets" and "Playing Dodgeball with a Shotgun" were chosen as GarageBand.com's Metal Track of the Day earning them monstrous downloads in the online world.
Of The First Born Son has announced upcoming tour dates with Fredericton, NB based We The Undersigned. Of The First Born Son recently parted ways with guitarist Mike Rideout and bassist Curt Long. The group is currently auditioning replacements and will make an announcement shortly.
"We were disappointed that Curt and Mike decided to leave the band, but in the end it will benefit us as far as song writing for our next release goes. We just consider this a small bump in the road," says frontman Jamie Schoch. "It's always unfortunate to see people leave our family but we understand that not everyone is cut out for this business. We are dedicated, ready to continue with the tour and already have Hutton W. (ex-A Satellite Connecticut) and Paul Taylor (ex-Skylight Drama) filling in for us. Nothing will stop this band."
Of The First Born Son released their debut album on Year of the Sun Records and have been making a name for themselves in the hardcore and metal scenes utilizing a lethal combination of blistering breakdowns and metallic fretwork. The band's non-stop tour schedule has earned them high profile spots opening for the likes of Emmure, Arise and Ruin, Legeia, Endwell, Farewell to Freeway and A Perfect Murder.
We, the Undersigned have made a name for themselves as one of the most promising bands to emerge out of the Canadian East Coast metal scene. The band has opened high profile shows with Cancer Bats, The End, Ten Second Epic and was handpicked by Protest The Hero to open dates on their headlining tour.
Here are the latest OF THE FIRST BORN SON tour dates:
Apr 01 2008 Peterborough, Ont @ The Underdog
Apr 02 2008 Guelph, Ont @ The Shadow w/Of The First Born Son
Apr 03 2008 London, Ont @ The Wick w/Of The First Born Son
Apr 04 2008 Kitchener, Ont @ The Gig w/Of The First Born Son
Apr 05 2008 Brantford, Ont @ Bottoms Up
Apr 06 2008 Windsor, Ont @ Coach and Horses
Hard Times have recently interviewed with Ontario, Canada hardcore/metal band Of The First Born Son last week and they've posted the video interview on-line here. You can check out some of Of The First Born Son's material on their MySpace page.