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I Set My Friends On Fire

Formed: 2007
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

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I Set My Friends On Fire Releases New Music Video

I Set My Friends On Fire has unleashed a new music video for the track "It Comes Naturally" from their latest album, "Astral Rejection," released June 21st on Epitaph Records. The record’s second single, "It Comes Naturally" is "a cathartic slab of syncopated progressive metal interlaced with ultra modern pop choruses." The comedic science fiction-esque video for the song was shot on the streets of Los Angeles in partnership with friend, band co-founder and ex-member Nabil Moo.

“Matt and Chris approached me with a concept for a music video and asked me if I would be interested in shooting it,” Moo explains. “We wanted to pay homage to many of our favorite eighties movies, most notably ‘Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure,’ while also keeping in line with the band's unique sense of humor. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I hope that fans of ISMFOF will enjoy the quirky and unusual nature of the video, as well as the band's trip through the wormhole.”

I Set My Friends On Fire is currently on the Van’s Warped Tour. Here are their latest tour dates: More...

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Metal Bands To Appear On "Vans Warped Tour" Comp

A handful of metalcore bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming 2011 "Vans Warped Tour" compilation album. Notable acts set to appear include A Day To Remember, Set Your Goals, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Abandon All Ships, Of Mice & Men, A Skylit Drive, August Burns Red, I Set My Friends On Fire, Miss May I, Motionless In White, and The Word Alive. You can view the compilation's full tracklisting below.

- Disc 1 -
1. Paramore – For A Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic
2. A Day To Remember – All Signs Point To Lauderdale
3. Set Your Goals – Certain
4. The Devil Wears Prada – Anatomy
5. Asking Alexandria – Closure
6. Attack Attack! – A For Andrew
7. Big D and the Kids Table – Modern American Gypsy
8. Vonnegutt – Bright Eyes
9. Moving Mountains – Where Two Bodies Lie
10. The Wonder Years – Don’t Let Me Cave In
11. Neo Geo – Can’t Catch Me
12. Hellogoodbye – Finding Something To Do
13. Family Force 5 – Wobble
14. Abandon All Ships – Take One Last Breath
15. Of Mice & Men – Purified
16. Veara – Pull Your Own Weight
17. The Dangerous Summer – Good Things
18. Every Avenue – Tell Me I’m A Wreck
19. A Skylit Drive – Too Little Too Late
20. Big Chocolate – Sound Of My Voice
21. The Dance Party – Sasha Don’t Sleep
22. Street Dogs – Punk Rock And Roll
23. Blacklist Royals – Riverside
24. Elway – Whispers In A Shot Glass
25. The Copyrights – Worn Out Passport More...

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I Set My Friends On Fire To Release New Album

Miami's I Set My Friends On Fire will release a sophomore album, "Astral Rejection," on June 21st via Epitaph Records.

“This time around it felt like we were actually writing a record rather than writing in pieces,” vocalist Matt Mehana responds when asked about the recording process. “It was definitely a new kind of experience because we were writing music that was unlike anything we’d heard before, but that’s been our goal in this band all along… to push the envelope and create something new.”

The "Astral Rejection" track listing is as follows:

1. It Comes Naturally- 3:36
2. Infinite Suck- 3:45
3. Excite Dyke- 3:04
4. My paralyzed brother taps his foot to this beat- 2:37
5. Astral Rejection- 4:07
6. Developer, the horn- 3:45
7. Narcissismfof- 2:06
8. Kief Catcher- 3:09
9. Erectangles- 2:14
10. Life Hertz- 3:05
11. CACAFUEGO, Nuestra Señora de la Concepción!- 3:37

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I Set My Friends On Fire Announces Tour Dates

I Set My Friends On Fire has announced a slew of 2011 tour dates with Of Mice and Men, Sleeping With Sirens, Woe Is Me, and The Amity Affliction. The tour dates are as follows:

March 07 - Eagles Lodge - Wichita, KS
March 08 - The Marquee - Tulsa, OK
March 10 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
March 11 - Soma Sidestage - San Diego, CA
March 12 - Nile Theatre - Mesa, AZ
March 13 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
March 15 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
March 21 - The Studio @ Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
March 22 - Downtown Music Hall - Little Rock, AR
March 23 - Rocketown - Nashville, TN
March 25 - Rocketown - Pompano Beach, FL
March 26 - The Social - Orlando, FL
March 27 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
March 29 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
March 30 - The Canal Club - Richmond, VA
March 31 - The Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
April 01 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
April 02 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
April 03 - The Palladium Upstairs - Worcester, MA
April 05 - Xtreme Wheels - Buffalo, NY
April 06 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
April 07 - The Eagle Theater - Pontiac, MI
April 08 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
April 09 - The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
April 10 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
April 12 - The Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
April 13 - Club Sound - Salt Lake City, UT
April 15 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
April 16 - Key Club - West Hollywood, CA

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2009 Epitaph Tour Sampler Made Available Online

Though not free, the 2009 Epitaph tour sampler has been made available for download on iTunes for just $2.99. It includes 14 tracks from a number of Epitaph artists. The complete tracklisting is as follow:

1. Bring Me the Horizon - "Chelsea Smile" from the album Suicide Season
2. Every Time I Die - "The Marvelous Slut" from the album New Junk Aesthetic
3. Parkway Drive - "Carrion" (Live) from Parkway Drive: The DVD
4. Converge - "Dark Horse" from the album Axe To Fall
5. The Blackout - "STFUppercut" from the album The Best In Town
6. Set Your Goals - "Gaia Bleeds (Make Way for Man)" from the album This Will Be The Death Of Us
7. Escape the Fate - "This War Is Ours" from the album This War Is Ours
8. I Set My Friends on Fire - "Things that Rhyme with Orange" from the album You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter
9. Our Last Night - "Escape" from the album The Ghosts Among Us
10. Vanna - "Safe to Say" from the album A New Hope
11. Thursday - "Circuits of Fever" from the album Common Existence
12. Story of the Year - "The Antidote" from the album The Black Swan
13. The Color of Violence - "Christina, Christina" from the album Youthanize
14. The Blood Brothers - "Ambulance Vs. Ambulance" from the album Burn, Piano Island, Burn

You can catch Every Time I Die and Bring Me The Horizon out on the Epitaph Tour right now.

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Epitaph Posts Free 22 Song Sampler For Download

Epitaph Records has posted a free 22 song sampler for download, courtesy of Hurley. You'll find brand new, never before heard tracks from Every Time I Die and Farewell among others. The complete Epitaph sampler tracklisting is as follows:

1. Every Time I Die - The Marvelous Slut
2. Set Your Goals - gaia bleeds (make way for man)
3. Escape The Fate - 10 Miles Wide
4. Bring Me The Horizon - Diamonds Aren't Forever
5. The Blackout - Children of the Night
6. I Set My Friends On Fire - Things That Rhyme With Orange
7. Rancid - Last One To Die
8. Bad Religion - New Dark Ages
9. New Found Glory - Don't Let Her Pull You Down
10. Sing It Loud - Come Around
11. You Me At Six - Finders Keepers
12. Farewell - Devoid (That's What I Think About It)
13. The Higher - It's Only Natural
14. Settle - Affinity For My Hometown
15. Frank Turner - Photosynthesis
16. Thursday - Friends In The Armed Forces
17. Vanna - Safe To Say
18. Our Last Night - Escape
19. Parkway Drive - Idols and Anchors
20. The Color of Violence - Christina, Christina
21. Leathermouth - Bodysnatchers 4 Ever
22. Story of the Year - The Antidote

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Drop Dead Gorgeous, FBTMOF, Alesana Tour Dates

Drop Dead Gorgeous, Alesana, Fear Before The March Of Flames, I Set My Friends On Fire, and With Grace We Fall will embark upon a U.S. tour next March. Here are the latest tour dates:

3/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy
3/7 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/8 Chester, PA @ The Note West
3/9 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
3/12 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/13 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel Coffeehouse
3/14 Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/16 Metarie, LA @ High Ground 4H
3/17 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
3/18 Pharr, TX @ Pharr Convention Center
3/19 Austin, TX @ Emo's (SXSW)
3/20 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
3/21 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/22 Dallas, TX @ The Max
3/24 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/25 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3/26 Pheonix, AZ @ Clubhouse
3/27 San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/29 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
3/31 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
4/3 Fresno, CA @ The Exit
4/4 Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
4/5 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
4/7 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/8 Seattle, WA @ King Cobra
4/9 Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper
4/10 Boise, ID @ The Venue
4/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
4/12 Denver, CO @ Marquis
4/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
4/15 Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre
4/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave B
4/17 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
4/18 Detroit, MI @ Eagle Theatre at Crofoot
4/19 Cleveland, OH @ Agora
4/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
4/21 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheelz
4/23 Toronto, ONT @ Opera House

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Warped Tour 2009 Line-up and Tour Dates Revealed

The bands (barring special guiests, to be announced) and initial routing for the 2009 Vans Warped Tour have been announced. The popular punk tour, which oftens features a number of hardcore and metalcore acts, is in its 15th year. Some of the notable heavier (relatively speaking, of course) bands on this year's lineup include the likes of Black Tide, Gallows, Chiodos, Saosin, Senses Fail, The Devil Wears Prada, Underoath, and more.

Additionally, this year the tour will feature one main stage in addition to the other stages, and bands will have 40 minutes to play instead of the shorter sets in past years.

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I Set My Friends On Fire Signs To Epitaph Records

Ironic and completely original, experimental electro-grind duo I Set My Friends On Fire has signed to Epitaph Records with plans to release their debut album in the fall.

Consisting of Matt (Vocals) and Nabil (Instruments/Programming/Vocals), I Set My Friends On Fire defies conventional genres by cross-breeding electronica with elements of grind and hardcore for one of the freshest sounds around. Formed in late 2007, the duo became an overnight hit with their incredible rock/screamo cover of Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat," which attracted over 50,000 plays per day and the attention of Epitaph owner Brett Gurewitz. In March of 2008 the band signed to Epitaph Records and began writing music for their first album due out this fall.

I Set My Friends On Fire's unique music, hot merch and hilarious self-made videos have helped the group build massive underground buzz and a legion of fans via the group's Myspace page. With over 6 million page views and eighty nine thousand friends, ISMFOF are the face of DIY in the digital age.

"The album will have every genre you ever heard of mixed into one big bowl," explains Matt. "It's going to be crazy! Not your usual listen." "Fans should brace themselves for something that is very different and unique, but also very familiar at the same time," continues Nabil. "We pride ourselves on thinking outside the box as well as not having any limitations musically or creatively-speaking."

Fans can get a rare glimpse of I Set My Friends On Fire performing live at Bamboozle on Saturday May 2nd at 9:30 PM on the Nokia Ticket Rush Stage.

You can also check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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