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Below is our complete The Carrier 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.

The Carrier Announces Farewell Tour Dates

The Carrier recently announced the group is planning on disbanding (check out the full statement at this location). The Carrier has now revealed a string of farewell European tour dates. Details are as follows:

03/10: Herenthout, Belgium @ Verschil
03/11: Oberhausen, Germany @ Kraftwerk
03/12: Tilbirg, Netherlands @ Little Devil
03/13: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
03/14: Warsaw, Poland @ Radio Luxembourg
03/15: Vienna, Austria @ Viper Room
03/16: Lichtenstein, Germany @ JZ Riot
03/17: Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West

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The Carrier Calling It Quits

The Carrier has announced that the band is officially calling it a day. The following statement was posted online:

"Hi Everyone,

"We saw that there were some rumors floating around about us, and figured that now is probably the best time to clear the air.

"It's with very mixed emotions that we announce that The Carrier will be breaking up this upcoming March. There are a lot of reasons that have led us to this decision, and it wasn't an easy one. But ultimately, we all share a mutual feeling that we're transitioning into different chapters in our lives—personally and musically. The overall mood of the band has changed profoundly since we first started, and frankly, we can't continue to put forth the passion that we once had. More...

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New England Metalfest 2011 Lineup Announced

The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:

Thursday, April 14:
ATTACK ATTACK!
VANNA
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS
BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
LIONS LIONS
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
ATTILA
A PLEA FOR PURGING
DR. ACULA
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
LEGACY
COUNTERPARTS
LEGION More...

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Comeback Kid Announces Eastern Canada Tour Dates

Canadian hardcore punk act Comeback Kid has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Eastern Canada. Support on the trek will come from The Carrier and Title Fight. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/30 Kingston, ON – Time To Laugh
03/31 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
04/01 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s Bar
04/02 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
04/03 Quebec City, QC – La Cercle

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The Carrier Announces European Tour Dates

The Carrier will be touring Europe leading up to the release of their "Blind To What Is Right" album. The tour dates are below.

12/31: Rosswein, Germany @ JH
01/01: Berlin, Germany @ Lovelight
01/02: Prague, Czech Republic @ 007
01/03: Wien, Austria @ Shelter
01/04: Stuggart, Germany @ Juha West
01/05: Giessen, Germany @ MUK
01/06: Maasmechelen, Belgium @ TBA
01/07: Nevers, France @ Cafe Charbon
01/08: Kontich, Belgium @ Lintfabriek
01/09: Stoke on Trent, UK @ Harry's Bar
01/10: Leeds, UK @ The Well
01/11: Exeter, UK @ Cavern
01/12: London, UK @ Purple Turtle
01/13: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
01/14: Munster, Germany @ Stadtteil Haus Lorenz Sud
01/15: Lichtenstein, Germany @ JZ Riot

The Carrier "Blind To What Is Right" CD/LP will be available everywhere January 18th. You can check out the "Blind To What Is Right" audio player here.

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The Carrier Announces East Coast Tour Dates

The Carrier has announced some East Coast tour dates for this Spring:

03/04: Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up w/ Blacklisted, Gods And Queens, The First Annual
03/12: Washington, D.C. @ Electric Maid
03/13: Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Business
03/14: Lexington, SC @ Roundhill Community Center
03/15: Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
03/16: Tampa, FL @ Transitions
03/17: Atlanta, GA @ 585 Wells
03/18: Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway
03/20: Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Studios

The band is currently hard at work recording their new album, to be released in the future on Deathwish. A vinyl reissue of their "One Year Later" album was recently released via Deathwish.

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Tales From The Pit: The Power Of Joose

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week The Carrier drummer Mike shares one with us:

"Well Rain Fest 2008 was our first fest ever, and our first ever show on the West Coast (Or Northwest, whatever). It was also the first time any of us had ever had Joose, the most unbelievable and magical malt liquor known to man. Well, I guess in the end, after about seven or eight juices, Anthony, who is bigger than most silverback gorillas, decided to mosh during Ceremony's set. It didn't take long for Anthony to knock some dude unconscious. In fact, he hit the kid so hard that the kid landed on some other people, in turn knocking all of them over as well. We don't know what happened to the guy. Hopefully he is okay. That's the power of Joose."

As previously reported, The Carrier has confirmed dates for a European tour this winter with Dead Swans (UK). The Carrier, after touring all summer, has also started working on material for a new full length record. In the meantime, check out some of their music on their MySpace player.

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The Carrier Announces European Tour w/ Dead Swans

The Carrier has confirmed dates for a European tour this winter with Dead Swans (UK). The Carrier, after touring all summer, has started working on material for a new full length record.

Here are the tour dates:

12/31: Lichtenstein, Germany @ JZ Riot w/ Dead Swans
01/01: Dessau, Germany @ Beat Club w/ Dead Swans
01/02: Gothenburg, Sweden @ TBA w/ Dead Swans
01/03: Linkoping, Sweden @ Skylten w/ Dead Swans
01/04: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang w/ Dead Swans
01/06: Zizers, Switzerland @ Event Stage w/ Dead Swans
01/08: Wien, Austria @ TBA w/ Dead Swans
01/10: Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Katakombe w/ Dead Swans
01/11: Southampton, UK @ Joiners w/ Dead Swans
01/13: Manchester, UK @ Moho Live w/ Dead Swans
01/16: London, UK @ Royal Rumble Fest - Underworld w/ Dead Swans

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Reign Supreme Heading On Tour

Reign Supreme is currently on the road with Shai Hulud and The Carrier. They also announced an October stint with Death Before Dishonor and Steel Nation. You can see the dates after the jump. More...

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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Rhode Island's Built To Last Fest Details Revealed

The Built To Last Fest 2009 will take place on May 8th, 9th, and 10th at Club Hell & Jerky's in Providence, RI. Friday's show begins at 6pm, while Saturday and Sunday begin at 1pm. Tickets are $25 for Friday and Saturday, and $20 for Sunday. A three-day pass is $55. Here's the schedule:

Friday, May 8th
Fear
Meatmen
Mongrel
Mouth Sewn Shut
The Welch Boys
For The Worse
Eddie & The Louvers More...

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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Deathwish Releases Free Fall 2008 Sampler

Deathwish/Malfunction Records has released yet another free digital sampler. This time around not only do you get free songs from classic/new/upcoming releases, but also newly announced artists and their affiliated labels (Eyeball, Lockin' Out, A389, 1-6-Oh/Animal Style, Narshaada, and more) have donated songs to this project, making it possible for you to check out these label's releases while you get familiar with artists currently working on their anticipated Deathwish releases.

This free Fall Sampler 2008 features 21 songs from bands including: Trap Them, Blacklisted, Cold World, Narrows, 108, United Nations*, The Carrier, Carpathian, The Hope Conspiracy, Victims, Killing The Dream, Lewd Acts*, End of a Year*, Rot In Hell*, Rise And Fall, Reign Supreme, Bitter End, New Lows*, Shipwreck a.d., Pulling Teeth, and Supermachiner.

* Songs appear courtesy of their respective labels, see insert for details.

Be sure check out the back cover artwork (included in the zip file) for a coupon code good for 10% off your next DW Estore purchase, valid until the end of November. Just enter this code during checkout to receive your discount.

You can download the Deathwish/Malfunction Records Fall Sampler 2008 here.

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Deathwish Posts Free Summer 2008 Sampler

Deathwish/Malfunction Records has released a free collection of new and unreleased songs from some of their most anticipated releases of the year. Bands include: Killing The Dream, Blacklisted, Cold World, Reign Supreme, Narrows, Trap Them, Bitter End, The Carrier, Life Long Tragedy, Meltdown, Shipwreck a.d., and Pulling Teeth. The download also includes a coupon code good for 10% off your next Deathwish Estore purchase on the back cover artwork, valid through the month of June. Just enter this code during checkout to receive your discount.

You can download the Deathwish Summer Sampler 2K8 right here.

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The Carrier Announces New Tour Dates

The Carrier's "No Love Can Save Me" 7"EP is now available for Pre-order. There is also a "No Love..." 7"EP audio player online that you can check out here.

The Carrier are one of Boston's newest and most interesting hardcore bands. Their brand of powerful melodic hardcore is the next chapter of evolution in their genre. "No Love Can Save Me" is the newest 7"EP release from The Carrier. Recorded by Jay Maas at The Getaway Group (Meltdown, Shipwreck a.d.), "No Love Can Save Me" cries out with impassioned vocals and towering guitar melodies that sway and swell before crashing forth with explosive energy.

Here are The Carrier's latest tour dates: More...

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The Carrier and Energy Tour Dates

The Carrier and Energy will team up for a week of tour dates this month. Here are the latest tour dates:

3/15 Brooklyn, NY @ 10-54 Willoughby Ave.
3/16 Blairsville, PA @ The Corner Pocket
3/17 Columbus, OH @ Bernies w/Energy
3/18 Romeo, MI @ Static Age Cafe
3/19 Indianapolis, IN @ 4629 Crittenden Ave.
3/20 Cleveland, OH @ The Brothel
3/21 Lemoyne, PA @ The Championship
3/22 Perth Amboy, NJ @ Copa de Oro

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The Carrier Signs To Deathwish Inc

Official press release:

The Carrier are one of Boston's newest and most interesting hardcore bands. Their brand of powerful melodic hardcore is the next chapter of evolution in their genre. Emoting with a goose-bump inducing fervor unlike any other band out there today.

In the summer of 2007, The Carrier released their debut 7"EP on the Words Of War label. This amazing three song 7"EP caught the attention of the hardcore community worldwide, paving the way for the band to tour throughout the year. In late 2007, The Carrier teamed up with Rock Vegas Records (COA, Roses Never Fade) to release their first proper album titled "One Year Later". With this album The Carrier truly shined, pushing their approach to new heights, and solidifying their standing as one of the best melodic hardcore bands to surface in ages.

The Carrier will release their new 7"EP, "No Love Can Save Me" on Deathwish Inc. soon. Recorded by Jay Maas The Getaway Group, the release cries out with impassioned vocals and towering guitar melodies that sway and swell before crashing forth with explosive energy. Showing the band at their most emotionally charged, while also hinting at the creative greatness that is looming on their horizon. Pre-ordering info, Audio Player, and release date for The Carrier "No Love Can Save Me" 7"EP will be posted shortly. More...

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