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The Crimson Armada

Formed: 2007
From: Westerville, OH, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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The Crimson Armada Calling It Quits

Saud Ahmed of The Crimson Armada has posted the following statement online about the band calling it quits:

"Closure. A lot of people are wondering what in the world happened to this band. Jordan, TCA's last drummer wrote a statement but never really consulted our management nor the rest of the band before posting and thus the result was just a bunch of confusion. I am going to clear things up briefly as possible.

"Crimson broke up for a multitude of reasons. The first and primary reason was because of a lack of passion. It is no surprise the difference in sound between our two full lengths , Guardians and Conviction. Guardians was written over several years with the original members kyle, and david and myself (saud). The album reflected what we wanted to play and how I felt about things at the time. over the course of signing to metal blade records and latter years we didnt really receive the push we expected and I ended up going out and selling merch for other bands and finding other things to occupy my time like recording and engineering.

"Over what seemed like an eternity of waiting for things to move forward our musical tastes changed, and most importantly our religious views changed, mine especially. After Josh and David decided to leave our band we decided as a band to take a more secular route although I had already written a religious record. We planned on using conviction as a transition record to play music that was more fun to perform. It goes without saying, that the backlash we received was less than amusing however we decided to suck it up and continue on with our new label.

"Over the course of the tours that followed it seemed like we had a new lineup every time we hit the road. After a while the band became more of a chore than a job or anything that was fun really. No one warned us for the ridiculous amount of baggage that came with being a full time touring band. Every tour we went on we ran into some kind issue and someone quit and we ran through a new member every few months. Ultimately it just didn't feel right anymore. We were trying our best to keep things together all the while paying for most of our band expenses out of pocket.

"Bottom line the band died long before our last few tours. We were essentially a completely different band under the same name. It was obviously time to move on.

"I want to take this time to thank all of our fans for everything you've done for us. I can speak for all members that were ever in this band that we had an incredible time performing and travelling the country. I would not trade this experience for any amount of money or fame. I learned so many valuable lessons about being a musician, a professional, and a friend through this band and i owe it all to the fans and bands and bandmates and friends I've made over the years. Crimson definitely broke down my ego, forced me to grow up and opened my eyes to the real world. Thank you so much for this experience. More...

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The Crimson Armada Cancels Tour Dates

Ohio's The Crimson Armada has issued the following statement about dropping off the band's current tour due to a family emergency:

"We regret to inform everyone that due to a family emergency within a member of the TCA family. We will no longer be apart of the Vanna/The Chariot tour.

"We're on our way home now and to those who personally know us, you know that family comes before anything that we do and in this case it's imperative that we put family first.

"We apologize to all of our fans and the bands on the tour. We'll be back very soon!"

You can also check out The Crimson Armada's "Forgive Me" music video by heading over to this location.

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The Crimson Armada Posts "Forgive Me" Clip

The Crimson Armada, which recently recruited a new bassist, has teamed up with AbsolutePunk.net to post a new music video online for the track "Forgive Me." You can check out the video clip below.

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The Crimson Armada Reveals New Bassist

The Crimson Armada has issued the following announcement about recruiting new bassist Kevin Lankford:

"About a month ago, us in The Crimson Armada came to a very difficult decision. We parted ways with Chris Yates as our bassist. We will not be going into too much detail about it because it is a very personal matter that is to be left between us. Regardless, he is still our friend, in fact, one of our best! so we thank him for his time with TCA and wish him luck in all of his future endeavors!

"With that being said, we would like to welcome Kevin Lankford to the family. Kevin brings a whole new level of encouragement, strength and motivation to the band. We are finally ready to unleash the real TCA into the world as we head out on tour this fall, which will be announced TOMORROW!!

"Thank you all for the continued support. Forgive Me music video will also World Premiere on AbsolutePunk.net in 2 days!! What a week it's going to be!!"

You can also check out a teaser clip for the upcoming "Forgive Me" video by heading over here.

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The Crimson Armada Posts "Forgive Me" Teaser

Update: In response to many negative comments received on the band's Facebook and YouTube pages about this video clip, The Crimson Armada has issued the following statement:

"Last time this will ever be said: TCA is not a Christian band. It never was, it never will be. We write what we wanna write, play what we wanna play, do what we wanna do and encourage you to do the same. we are sorry if you've felt deceived but people created their own ideas of who we are and then others forged it into false facts. we are just a band of dudes that want to have fun doing what we love to do. nothing more nothing less. hope this clears things up."

The Crimson Armada has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming "Forgive Me" music video. You can check out the clip below. The "Forgive Me" video will see release on September 28th, 2011.

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New Song From The Crimson Armada Available

American metalcore act The Crimson Armada has posted a new song online for streaming. The track, titled "Call To Arms," is available for streaming in the player below and is taken from the band's forthcoming new studio album "Conviction." "Conviction" is set to be released on June 21, 2011 through Artery Recordings.

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Impending Doom Announces New Tour Dates

Deathcore act Impending Doom has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of North America. Other bands scheduled to appear include Mychildren Mybride, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, This Or The Apocalypse and The Crimson Armada. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/24 San Diego, CA – Soma
06/25 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
06/26 Fresno, CA – Club Retro
06/27 Roseville, CA – Club Retro
06/28 Sparks, NV – The Alley
06/30 Portland, OR – Branx
07/01 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
07/03 Calgary, AB – New Black Centre
07/04 Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre
07/05 Saskatoon, SK – Cosmo Senior Center
07/07 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
07/09 Sudbury, ON – Jubilee Centre
07/10 Cambridge, ON – 515 Concert Club
07/11 Windsor, ON – The Blind Dog
07/12 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
07/13 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
07/14 Quebec, QC – Cafe L’Agitee
07/15 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
07/16 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s
07/18 Clinton, NJ – The Aquifer Music Venue
07/19 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
07/20 Crofton, MD – MACC
07/21 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
07/22 Lynchburg, VA – Crosspoint Venue
07/23 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
07/24 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
07/26 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
07/27 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
07/28 Kettering, OH – The Attic Club
07/29 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder

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The Crimson Armada Posts Final Studio Clip

American deathcore act The Crimson Armada has posted its final "Conviction" studio blog online. You can take a look at the footage below.

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The Crimson Armada Posts New Studio Footage

The Crimson Armada has started a new series of videos, featuring footage taken from the band's recent time spent in the recording studio. You can view the third video below.

The previously uploaded second studio video can also be viewed at this location.

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The Crimson Armada Posts New Studio Footage

The Crimson Armada has started a new series of videos, featuring footage taken from the band's recent time spent in the recording studio. You can view the second video below.

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The Crimson Armada Announces Replacements

The Crimson Armada has posted the following update online, announcing the replacements for its recently departed Drummer and Guitarist.

"Hey guys. Just wanted to fill in everyone with the obvious lineup change and clear up any confusion regarding new members. We have recruited Brandon McMaster (formerly of Sleeping with Sirens) on guitar and Jordan Matz (formerly of Like Moths to Flames) on drums. Josh and David left the band earlier this year on mutual terms and with zero hard feelings.

"Both of them decided that a career in full time touring was not for them and are pursuing other non-musical endeavors. Again, this is NO bad blood between us (some of us actually all still live together off tour). We are really excited to have Brandon and Jordan and to continue on the new direction for TCA.

"This change in lineup does not affect our style or ANY of our material at all. David and Josh’s decision to leave the band was thought out as far back as early fall 2010 before the Miss May I tour. We wish them the best and are stoked to move on with the new and improved Crimson lineup."

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The Crimson Armada Posts Studio Footage

The Crimson Armada has started a new series of videos, featuring footage taken from the band's recent time spent in the recording studio. You can view the first video below.

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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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The Crimson Armada Signs With Artery Recordings

Westerville, Ohio deathcore act The Crimson Armada has announced its signing with Artery Recordings, the joint venture between The Artery Foundation and Razor & Tie. The signing comes in time for the band to record its next full length album "Conviction" with producer Brian Hood with a release planned for early summer. The band commented on the signing by saying:

"Artery is a strong name in this industry. We are excited to finally have people behind us who believe in what we stand for and are ready to back us and help us become the band we are meant to be. We are happy to call Artery our home."

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The Crimson Armada Posts New Song Online

The Crimson Armada has posted a new song, entitled "Conviction," on the band's Myspace page. The Crimson Armada will be performing more new material on the upcoming Monument Tour w/ Miss May I. The tour dates are as follows:

10/29/2010 - The Grog Shop (Cleveland Heights, OH)
10/30/2010 - The Eagle Theater (Pontiac, MI)
10/31/2010 - Clearwater Theater (West Dundee, IL)
11/2/12010 - Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO)
11/3/2010 - The Complex (Salt Lake City, UT)
11/4/2010 - The Venue (Boise, ID)
11/5/2010 - El Corazon (Seattle, WA)
11/6/2010 - Hawthorne Theater (Portland, OR)
11/7/2010 - The Boardwalk (Orangevale, CA)
11/9/2010 - Jerry's Pizza (Bakersfield, CA)
11/10/2010 - Chain Reaction (Anaheim, CA)
11/11/2010 - The Key Club (West Hollywood, CA)
11/12/2010 - Soma Side Stage (San Diego, CA)
11/13/2010 - The Clubhouse (Tempe, AZ)
11/14/2010 - The Launchpad (Albuquerque, NM)
11/16/2010 - The Door (Dallas, TX)
11/17/2010 - The White Rabbit (San Antonio, TX)
11/18/2010 - Emo's (Austin, TX)
11/19/2010 - Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
11/20/2010 - The High Ground (Metairie, LA)
11/22/2010 - The Social (Orlando, FL)
11/23/2010 - The Orpheum (Tampa, FL)
11/24/2010 - The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
11/26/2010 - School Of Rock (S. Hackensack, NJ)
11/27/2010 - The Studio (New York, NY)
11/28/2010 - The Church (Philadelphia, PA)
11/30/2010 - The Palladium (Worcester, MA)
12/1/2010 - Underworld (Montreal, QC)
12/2/2010 - Mavericks (Ottowa, ON)
12/3/2010 - Annex Wreckroom (Toronto, ON)
12/4/2010 - Xtreme Wheelz (Buffalo, NY)
12/5/2010 - The Attic Club (Kettering, OH)

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The Crimson Armada Added To "Monument Tour"

Westerville, Ohio deathcore act The Crimson Armada has been added to the "Monument Tour" featuring headliners Miss May I. Support on the tour will now come from The Crimson Armada, Abandon All Ships, Bury Tomorrow and Sleeping with Siren. Vocalist Saud Ahmed commented by saying:

"We are so excited to be part of The Monument Tour. Miss May I have been great friends of ours and proven themselves to be an incredible band, so it is an honor to finally tour with them. We grew up in the local scene together in Ohio and touring with them is going to be a blast. We will be playing 2 new songs on this upcoming tour and are super pumped to be showcasing them alongside such a solid tour line up."

"Monument Tour" dates and cities:
10/29/2010 - The Grog Shop (Cleveland Heights, OH)
10/30/2010 - The Eagle Theater (Pontiac, MI)
10/31/2010 - Clearwater Theater (West Dundee, IL)
11/2/12010 - Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO)
11/3/2010 - The Complex (Salt Lake City, UT)
11/4/2010 - The Venue (Boise, ID)
11/5/2010 - El Corazon (Seattle, WA)
11/6/2010 - Hawthorne Theater (Portland, OR)
11/7/2010 - The Boardwalk (Orangevale, CA)
11/9/2010 - Jerry's Pizza (Bakersfield, CA)
11/10/2010 - Chain Reaction (Anaheim, CA)
11/11/2010 - The Key Club (West Hollywood, CA)
11/12/2010 - Soma Side Stage (San Diego, CA)
11/13/2010 - The Clubhouse (Tempe, AZ)
11/14/2010 - The Launchpad (Albuquerque, NM)
11/16/2010 - The Door (Dallas, TX)
11/17/2010 - The White Rabbit (San Antonio, TX)
11/18/2010 - Emo's (Austin, TX)
11/19/2010 - Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
11/20/2010 - The High Ground (Metairie, LA)
11/22/2010 - The Social (Orlando, FL)
11/23/2010 - The Orpheum (Tampa, FL)
11/24/2010 - The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
11/26/2010 - School Of Rock (S. Hackensack, NJ)
11/27/2010 - The Studio (New York, NY)
11/28/2010 - The Church (Philadelphia, PA)
11/30/2010 - The Palladium (Worcester, MA)
12/1/2010 - Underworld (Montreal, QC)
12/2/2010 - Mavericks (Ottowa, ON)
12/3/2010 - Annex Wreckroom (Toronto, ON)
12/4/2010 - Xtreme Wheelz (Buffalo, NY)
12/5/2010 - The Attic Club (Kettering, OH)

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The Crimson Armada Covers P.O.D.

Christian Extreme metal band The Crimson Armada has covered "Alive," which was the biggest hit that fellow Christian rockers P.O.D. ever recorded. The cover is available for download, along with Crimson Armada original "Composed of Stone." The links for both downloads are available off The Crimson Armada's MySpace Blog.

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"Scream the Prayer" Tour Details Revealed

Details behind the third annual "Scream the Prayer" tour have been released. "Scream the Prayer" is a touring metal and hardcore festival featuring an all Christian line up.

Confirmed Bands for "Scream the Prayer III" are as follows:

MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER
BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART
A PLEA FOR PURGING
FOR TODAY
IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
HUNDREDTH
THE COLOR MORALE
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
I THE BREATHER
THE GREAT COMMISSION

Currently announced dates include:

July 2 – Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
July 3 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
July 4 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
July 5 – Orlando, FL @ Lyrica
July 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
July 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
July 8 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
July 9 – Houston, TX @ The Warsaw
July 10 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
July 11 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
July 12 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
July 13 – Memphis, TN @ The Arbor
July 17 – Omaha, NE @ Grace University
July 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
July 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Wool Warehouse
July 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
July 24 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
July 25 – Orangevale, CA @ Retro
July 27 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
August 3 – Dayton, OH @ The Attic
August 6 – Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
August 7 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
August 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

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I the Breather Signs With Sumerian Records

Baltimore based Christian hardcore band, I the Breather, have just announced thier signing with Sumerian Records. Their debut as yet untitled album is set for release in the fall.

I the Breather is also set to take part in the third annual "Scream the Prayer" tour featuring an all Christian line-up. Confirmed Bands for "Scream the Prayer III" are as follows:

MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER
BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART
A PLEA FOR PURGING
FOR TODAY
IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
HUNDREDTH
THE COLOR MORALE
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
I THE BREATHER
THE GREAT COMMISSION

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The Crimson Armada Posts Making-Of Video Clips

Columbus, Ohio band The Crimson Armada have recently filmed a music video fro the song "The Serpent's Tongue," which comes from their album "Guardians." A making-of clip from the shooting of the video can be viewed below. More...

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