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Martyr AD

From: MN, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Martyr AD News

Below is our complete Martyr AD 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Enola Grey Calls It Quits

Minneapolis metalcore band Enola Grey has broken up. Originally formed in 2004, the band released an EP with Feeling Faint Productions in 2005. Notably, the group featured former Martyr AD singer Mike Fisketti on vocals.

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Martyr AD Confirm Breakup

Following several days of speculation, Martyr AD have now confirmed their demise. Here's a terse statement by the band:

"Well, it's true. Martyr AD have broken up. Not much to say right now, but hopefully there will be a last show in Minneapolis. Sorry to everyone who was gonna come see us on the Agnostic Front tour and thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years. Stay tuned for info on a last show."

Formed in early-2000 from the ashes of Disembodied, Martyr AD has released two albums, one with Ferret Music, followed by one with Victory Records.

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Martyr AD Break Up, Leave The Agnostic Front Tour

MARTYR AD has broken up, according to a post on the official AGNOSTIC FRONT site. The band says MARTYR AD dropped off their tour with Agnostic Front and broke up due to "band indifferences." Local bands will be added to the remaining AGNOSTIC FRONT dates to make up for MARTYR AD's cancelation of the tour.

In other news, AGNOSTIC FRONT has issued the following tour report:

"Two days ago on Wednesday, we headed out on the road again. the first show was a makeup show with MADBALL, MURDERERS ROW, and AFTER THE FALL in albany. We had a lot of friends come out to support us. Seeing so many familiar faces was a good way to start everything off. Both opening bands were really good, and MADBALL played great as usual. During our set, my brother Freddy came up to sing "so pure to me" with me. Yesterday was the first show of the actual tour in Lancaster, PA. Needless to say, everything got off to a chaotic start. We received news that our main support band for the tour, MARTYR AD, just broke up. Then on the way to the show we had van problems and [had to] stop to get it fixed [which] making us very late. We got to the venue only to hear that DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR's van had broken down and that they probably couldn't make it. But FIVE ACROSS THE EYES and ALL SHALL PERISH played and both had really good sets. The crowd was great for us and despite all the complications, it turned out to be a really great show."

Here are the remaining dates for AGNOSTIC FRONT's tour with DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR and ALL SHALL PERISH:

April 15 - Harrisonburg, VA @ Captain Tee's
April 16 - Carboro, NC @ Catts Cradle
April 17 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
April 18 - West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
April 19 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
April 20 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
April 21 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory
April 22 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
April 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 24 - Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar
April 25 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
April 26 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
April 27 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Equal Eyes Live
April 28 - San Antonio, TX @ Sanctuary
April 29 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
April 30 - Alburquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
May 1 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
May 2 - Corona, CA @ Showcase
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
May 4 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
May 5 - Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
May 6 - Portland, OR @ Loveland
May 7 - Sseattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Mesa Luna
May 10 - Calgary, AB @ Warehouse Night Club
May 11 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
May 12 - Regina, SA @ Riddell Center
May 13 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret

For a listing of AGNOSTIC FRONT's other upcoming dates, click here.

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Second Annual Strhess Fest Tour Dates

Dates for the second annual Strhess Tour have been announced. Sponsored by artist Derek Hess and his company, Strhess Clothing, the trek features headliner Bleeding Through, with support from Zao, Darkest Hour, Martyr AD, and Fight Paris. Here are the dates:

7/8 Philadelphia PA @ The Trocadero
7/9 Worcester MA @ The Palladium
7/10 New York NY @ BB King's
7/11 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
7/12 Pittsburgh PA @ Rex Theatre
7/13 Detroit MI @ St. Andrews Hall
7/14 Cleveland OH @ House Of Blues
7/15 Chicago IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
7/16 St. Louis MO @ Mississippi Nights
7/17 Omaha NE @ Sokol Underground
7/18 Denver CO @ Cervantes
7/20 Seattle WA @ El Corazon
7/21 Portland OR @ Meow Meow
7/22 San Francisco CA @ Pound SF
7/23 Los Angeles CA @ Avalon
7/24 Anaheim CA @ House Of Blues
7/25 San Diego CA @ Soma
7/26 Las Vegas NV @ Roadhouse Casino
7/27 Tempe AZ @ The Clubhouse
7/29 San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
8/1 Nashville TN @ Rocketown

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More All Shall Perish Tour Dates

All Shall Perish shall tour with Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, and Into Eternity. Also, All Shall Perish will be doing a tour with Agnostic Front, Love is Red, Martyr AD. Dates are as follows:

Agnostic Front/Love is Red/MartyrAd/All Shall Remain:
4/14 Chamaleon – Lancaster, PA
4/15 Captain Tees – Harrisonburg, VA
4/16 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
4/17 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
4/18 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
4/19 Thee Imperial – Jacksonville, FL
4/20 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
4/21 Factory – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/22 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
4/23 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/24 Beta Bar – Tallahassee, FL
4/25 Engine Room – Houston, TX
4/26 Emo’s Alternative Lounging – Austin, TX
4/27 Equal Eyes Live – Corpus Christi, TX
4/28 Sanctuary – San Antonio, TX
4/29 Trees – Dallas, TX
4/30 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
5/1 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
5/2 Showcase Theatre – Corona, CA
5/3 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/4 The Pound at Pier 96 – San Francisco, CA
5/5 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
5/6 Meow Meow – Portland, OR
5/7 Graceland – Seattle, WA
5/8 Mesa Luna – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
5/10 Warehouse – Calgary, AL – CANADA
5/11 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AL – CANADA
5/12 Riddel Center – Regina, SK – CANADA
5/13 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA

Hate Eternal/Into Eternity/Incatation/Kirisun/All Shall Perish:
6/16 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
6/17 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
6/18 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
6/19 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
6/21 Kaehmir – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
6/22 Café Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
6/23 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
6/24 El Mocambo – Toronto, ON – CANADA
6/25 Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
6/26 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York City, NY
6/30 Ranch Bowl – Omaha, NE
7/12 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
7/13 The Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
7/14 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
7/15 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
7/16 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM

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Agnostic Front, Martyr AD, etc. Tour Dates

The first batch of dates for the upcoming Agnostic Front, Martyr AD, Love Is Red, and All Shall Perish tour has been announced. Teh tour dates are as follows:

4/13 Cohoes NY @ Saratoga Winners
4/14 Lancaster PA @ Chameleon
4/15 West Springfield VA @ Jaxx
4/16 Carrboro NC @ Cat's Cradle
4/17 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/20 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
4/22 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theatre
4/29 Dallas TX @ Trees
5/3 Los Angeles CA @ El Rey Theatre
5/4 San Francisco CA @ The Pound
5/7 Seattle WA @ Graceland

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Martyr A.D. and Dead To Fall Hit Europe

Dead To Fall and Martyr AD have lined up some European dates together for March, the schedule is as follows:

March 08th Hasselt, BEL - Muziek-O-Droom
March 10th Berlin, GER - Kato
March 11th Lichtenstein, GER - Jz Riot
March 12th Bochum, GER - Matrix
March 14th Trier, GER - Exhaus
March 15th Karlsruhe, GER - Gotec
March 16th Frankfurt, GER - O25
March 17th Munich, GER - Backstage
March 18th Will, CZE - Remise
March 19th Padova, ITA - Padova

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The Haunted To Headline Scandinavian Tour

After their extraordinarily successful US tour with Damageplan (our sincere condolences to all relatives of the victims of the tragic incident – R.I.P., Dimebag) and labelmates Shadows Fall, the Swedish five-piece will now start to devastate Europe.

On January 26th 2005 The Haunted will head out for the “Close Up Made Us Do It Tour” as headlining act all over Scandinavia together with supports Totalt Jävla Mörker & Insision. The last show of this leg will take place in Arhus (DK) on February 13th. Afterwards the guys have a few days off to hang out at home before they fly to the UK in order to tear down the walls of the English clubs. The headlining tour will start February 24th and run up to March 7th with support acts Martyr AD & Dead To Fall. More European tourdates will be announced soon.

Here is Frontman Peter Dolving’s comment about the activities of the past months:

It’s been an insane, great, weird and sad year. We’ve received such a strong response to "rEVOLVEr" as we never have before and it feels - as you can probably imagine - well, like a lot of everything.

The spring of 2004 we did a tour in the UK with our brothers in Funeral For A Friend, playing for an audience completely new to us. I did that whole tour with four fractured ribs and it hurt like hell every night but we still had a good time. Seeing teenage girls screaming in the first row and watching as 2000 Emo-kids formed circle-pits as we played in Glasgow was amazing.

The six week US tour with Shadows Fall and Damageplan ended on a sour note with the slaying of Dimebag Darrell, but it was heavy fucking package, every show escalating the intensity as we all inspired each other to outdo ourselves, setting a new mark every night.

We intend to honour Dimebag’s memory by fucking shit up more ferociously than ever before and we look forward to seeing our fans throughout the UK – it’s a hard love thing, you know what I mean... If there was ever a mark for what we can achieve as a band - Well, this time we push the limits forward. See you there.

Close Up Made Us Do It Tour 2005 w/ Totalt Jävla Mörker & Insision: More...

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The Haunted, Dead To Fall To Play UK Shows

The Haunted are returning to the UK to play a series of shows, supported by Dead To Fall and Martyr AD. The dates are: London Mean Fiddler February 24, Birmingham Academy 25, Leeds Cockpit 26, Glasgow Cathouse 27, Manchester Academy III 28, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms March 1, Leicester Charlotte 2, Nottingham Rock City 3, Sheffield Corporation 4, Oxfoord Zodiac 5, Exeter Lemon Grove 6, Cambridge Junction 7.

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City Of God (ex-Disembodied, etc.) Changes Name

Minneapolis outfit, City Of God, have now changed their name to Of The Gods. The group, which features current and ex-members of Disembodied, The Hope Conspiracy, Martyr AD, and Harvest, has made the change to avoid any potential legal issues. The band is now finishing up the writing process for a new EP, which Dave Walker will be traveling home from the East Coast to record. In related news, the band's Justin Kane (ex-Martyr AD) has now joined Minneapolis hardcore band The Article Event.

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Bleeding Through Performs w/ AFI, More HBB Dates

On the September 11th episode of Headbangers Ball, Jamey Jasta announced the line-up for the third MTV2 sponsored tour. Lo and behold, Bleeding Through will be direct support for headliners Cradle Of Filth along with Arch Enemy and with Himsa supporting. The tour will start this November after Bleeding Through's headlining national tour w/ Walls Of Jericho, Martyr AD and It Dies Today. Speaking to the group in the midst of their second week off since finishing Ozzfest, vocalist Brandan Schiepatti admitted he was bored with off-road life and couldn't wait for the upcoming shows. This is among the longest off time the group has had in a year since the release of their Trustkill Records album "This Is Love, This Is Murderous" in that space touring with AFI, Atretyu, Soilwork, Dimmu Borgir, The Haunted, Sick Of It All, and Ozzfest.

Another workaholic, Marta, the statuesque keyboard player was invited by AFI to perform with them on the MTV Icon program honoring legendary mope-rockers, The Cure. Filming in London, Marta will join Davey Havok & Co to cover "Just Like Heaven" which will be broadcast on MTV in the near future appearing alongside artists such as The Deftones and being introduced to the stage by Marilyn Manson. Cementing their stature as a modern day titan of music, Bleeding Through have been named as one of eight bands ushering in the "Future of Metal" by Revolver Magazine for their Sept issue. This weighty accolade follows the previous declarations that Bleeding Through is the "Next Big Thing" by Spin Magazine (Feb) and a "Band You Need To Know" - Alternative Press (Jan). The group have also been featured guests on MTV2's Headbangers Ball, FuseTV's Uranium and Inside Edition w/ Deborah Norville. More...

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Bleeding Through First Dates Released For US Tour

Bleeding Through will be hitting the road this fall for a full US tour with Walls Of Jericho, Martyr AD and It Dies Today in tow. The first dates announced are as follows:
October 09th Ft. Collins, CO - Starlight
October 10th Denver, CO - Rock Island

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Martyr AD Post New Video Online

Martyr AD's video for their track "American Hollow" is available for viewing online, you can check it out here.

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Walls of Jericho To Tour In April

Walls Of Jericho will be touring for several weeks in April with support from Martyr AD, 36 Crazyfists, and Bury Your Dead. Dates scheduled thus far include: More...

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Martyr AD Complete "On Earth As It Is In Hell'

Minnesota-based metalcore heavyweights Martyr AD have completed work on their highly anticipated new album "On Earth As It Is In Hell". The album, which was recorded at Oarfin Studios in Minneapolis, is due out on April 20th through Victory Records. The band recently recruited ex-Holding On drummer Karl Hensel and vocalist Andrew Hart to solidify their lineup.

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