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The Crimson Armada

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

Latest The Crimson Armada News

Below is our complete The Crimson Armada 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.

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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.

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The Crimson Armada Enters The Studio

Columbus, Ohio's The Crimson Armada entered the Foundation Studios on November 1st to record their Metal Blade debut album "Guardians." At the recording helm is Joey Sturgis (Woe of Tyrants, Devil Wears Prada, Brother Von Doom), who will also be handling mixing and mastering duties.

You can check out some material from The Crimson Armada on their Myspace page.

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The Crimson Armada Signs To Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records recently inked a worldwide deal with Westerville, OH's The Crimson Armada, a group of five young metalheads who are about metal as much as they are having a good time and spreading a positive message. Formed in early 2007 The Crimson Armada came together to go beyond just playing metal by paying tribute to various forms of the heavy style, combining their diverse influences and their spiritual messages encrypted within the lyrics - something that fans who choose to look into the deeper meaning of the lyrics will find uplifting all whilst experiencing The Crimson Armada's truly heavy style of playing. The Crimson Armada's Metal Blade Records debut, "Guardians," is tentatively scheduled for a spring release.

The Crimson Armada comments:
"We are very excited to be signing to Metal Blade it's as if a dream has come true for all of us. We are VERY fortunate to be on a label with many bands that we have grown up listening to. The only label we never thought we would be on is the label that we are now signed to haha. We want to thank the entire metal blade staff especially Brian Slagel and Mike Faley for their interest in us. It is a HUGE blessing for something of this magnitude to come to us at our age. We can only thank God for his grace upon us. We will be doing some touring here soon and recording November 1st-20th at The Foundation in Connersville, Indiana. Thank you!"

Mike Faley of Metal Blade Records comments:
"The Crimson Armada combines the whirlwind energy of a new young band with powerhouse songs that just scream METAL! We are definitely looking forward to working with these guys and can't wait to unleash the band's Metal Blade debut Guardians on the metal world."

You can check out a video the guys made up announcing their signing below or just check out some of their material on their MySpace page. More...

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