Destroy The Runner
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Destroy The Runner has checked in with the following announcement about the decision to call it quits:
"To all of our fans that have become friends, we wish to thank you for your support and dedication to us, as a band and as individuals. Without you, Destroy the Runner would not have been able to have had the opportunities allowed to us along the way. We all posses an insurmountable gratitude for any and every one that has given our music a chance. There is an even greater gratitude we posses towards anyone who has helped us in any way on the road, or at home. We have been fortunate enough to have met some of the most incredible people on our journeys, and we thank all of you for imparting your fervor on us. We hope to see you all again one day. You have aided in our personal struggles and decisions as well. So, as words could never truly express our sentiments, thank you.
"?It is with this in mind that we wish to inform you that our time has run its course. We unfortunately must embrace an indefinite hiatus. We have sought to maintain musical integrity and honesty within all facets of our functioning, and, unfortunately, are not able to do so at this point in time. We have grown busier as the pains of real life and financial responsibilities keep us from a full time immersion into our passion for music. This has allowed compromise to enter the creative process. As soon as we could perceive this, we understood that it was time to give up the ghost, as compromise is the last thing we ever wish to entertain. This is the harsh face of reality. More...
Chad of Destroy the Runner sent in the following update:
"We are recording our 3rd studio album right now, and it is going great so far. Way heavier, screaming, breakdowns, shredding guitars, double bass...haha. The whole bit. Jordan Mancino(As I Lay Dying) will be playing all of the drums on the new record, and we are having many well known guest vocalists from today's scene.
"Also, we are releasing a B-side from our first album 'Saints,' but with my vocals on it. The B-side is entitled 'Sinners,' and we will be releasing it online this month."
War Of Ages have announced their first US headlining tour in support of their newest album, "Arise And Conquer," in the spring. Also on the tour is Destroy The Runner, Inhale Exhale, Hands, and Hope For The Dying. The tour dates are as follows:
w/ Destroy The Runner, Inhale Exhale, Hope For The Dying:
02/27 - Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
03/01 - Crofton, MD @ The Macc
03/02 - Clinton, NJ @ The Aquifer
03/03 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
03/04 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
03/06 - Wilmington, NC @ Lamp Stand Light Club
03/07 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
03/08 - Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
03/09 - Tampa, FL @ Real Life Church
03/10 - Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Post 33
03/12 - Athens, AL @ Friendship Church
03/13 - McCalla, AL @ The Fish
03/14 - Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
03/19 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
03/20 - Mokena, IL @ Soundlab
03/21 - Springfield, IL @ Blacksheep Café
w/ Destroy The Runner, Hands, Hope For The Dying:
03/22 - Poplar Bluff, MO @ The Well
03/23 - Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
03/24 - Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
03/25 - Fort Smith, AR @ Amp'd Regeneration
03/26 - Dallas, TX @ The Max
03/27 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
03/29 - Abilene, TX @ The Key
04/01 - Mesa, AZ @ Badlands Music Venue
04/02 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Vertical
04/03-04 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse - FACEDOWN FEST
Destroy The Runner has announced a run of tour dates with Blind Witness, The Demonstration, and I Am Abomination. Here are the latest tour dates:
2/10 Palmdale, CA @ The Crossing
2/11 Victorville, CA @ Karma
2/12 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
2/17 Fort Collins, CO @ Hod'is Halfnote
2/19 Springfield, MO @ Billiard's Blue
2/20 Cape Girardeau, MO @ 4-H
2/21 Camdenton, MO @ The Warehouse
2/22 Metamora, IL @ Johnny's Cafe
2/23 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
2/24 Buffalo, MN @ The Vault
2/26 Southgate, MI @ The Modern Exchange
These dates follow the previously announced "I, Lucitour" tour featuring DESTROY THE RUNNER (USA), MAINLINE (ITA) and Evita (UK; UK dates only).
The "I, Lucitour" international tour featuring DESTROY THE RUNNER (USA), MAINLINE (ITA) and Evita (UK; UK dates only) has been announced. The latest tour dates are as follows:
January 13 READING (UK) @ FACEBAR + EVITA
January 14 STOKE ON TRENT (UK) @ SUGARMIL
January 15 BIRMINGHAM (UK) @ EDDIE'S ROCK CLUB
January 16 PETERBOROUGH (UK) @ THE PARK
January 17 SWANSEA (UK) @ SINCITY
January 18 BRIGHTON (UK) @ ENGINE ROOM
January 19 CANTERBURY (UK) @ FARMHOUSE
January 20 GENT (BEL) @ THE FRONTLINE
January 21 TRIER (GER) @ EX HAUS
January 22 BOLOGNA (ITA) @ EX TIRO' + DUFRESNE
January 23 TURIN (ITA) @ FABRIK
January 24 DESSAU (GER) @ BEATCLUB
January 25 BERLIN (GER) @ K17
January 27 FRANKFURT (GER) @ NACHTLEBEN
Destroy The Runner has posted a Christmas song entitled "Destroy The Jingle" on their MySpace page. Coming from a metalcore band, this song is more rap-rock, but may be worth checking out if you are a fan of Christmas spoofs nonetheless.
SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER and VENIA have been confirmed among the first batch of announced bands for the Sonshine Festival 2009. Held during July in Willmar, Minnesota, the festival has always been heralded by fans and bands alike as one of the best events of the year.
Some other decent heavy bands confirmed for the festival include Destroy the Runner, The Showdown, Once Nothing and War Of Ages among many other bands.
For a complete list of announced bands and to buy tickets, visit the Sonshine Festival website.
Destroy The Runner (USA) and Glasstone recording artists Mainline (Italy) and Evita (UK) are planning a January 2009 tour. The tour dates are as follows:
JANUARY 13th LONDON - Bedford Park @ ROCK ATTICK
JANUARY 14th STOKE ON TRENT @ SUGARMILL
JANUARY 15th BIRMINGHAM @ EDDIE'S ROCK BAND *
JANUARY 16th PETERBOROUGH @ THE PARK
JANUARY 17th SWANSEA @ SINCITY
JANUARY 18th BRIGHTON @ ENGINE ROOM
You can also check out the new Destroy The Runner e-card for "I, Lucifer." It's got some music from their upcoming album, the latest news and tour dates as well as buddy icons, banners and more.