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Hope For The Dying

From: Jonesboro, IL, United States
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Latest Hope For The Dying News

Below is our complete Hope For The Dying 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.

Facedown Fest Band Lineup Announced

Facedown Fest 2014 is returning once again to The Stronghold in Chino, California. The two-day fest will be held March 28th - 29th at The Stronghold Venue and will feature a large showing of Facedown bands, including a reunion of Sinai Beach.

Tickets will go on sale February 1st at this location and the lineup is as follows:

Night One - March 28

Sinai Beach
War of Ages
My Epic
Saving Grace
Everything In Slow Motion
Hope for the Dying
Fallstar

Night Two - March 29

Special Guest - TBA
Onward to Olympas - Final Show
Your Memorial
Dynasty
Those Who Fear
Colossus
Mouth of the South More...

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Facedown Records Offering Free Sampler

You can now download the free Facedown Records Winter 2013 / 2014 sampler featuring brand new songs from My Epic and Everything In Slow Motion as well as tracks from newly released albums by Extol, Leaders, The Burial and more.

Snag your copy at this location. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Everything In Slow Motion – “Most Days”
2. My Epic – “Curse”
3. Colossus – “Beacons”
4. Extol – “Open The Gates”
5. Leaders – “Hell”
6. Hope For The Dying – “Reformation”
7. The Burial – “En-Hakkore”
8. Fallstar – “Shallow Believer”
9. Ark of The Covenant – “Parasite”
10. Altars – “Something More”
11. Those Who Fear – “(Un)Holy Anger”

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Facedown Records Offering Free Sampler

Facedown Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a new sampler for free download:

"You can now download our Spring 2013 Sampler right here. It features brand new, unreleased songs from Altars, Colossus, Ark Of The Covenant, Letter To The Exiles, and Fallstar as well as tracks from Hope For The Dying, Those Who Fear, Everything In Slow Motion, Dynasty and more! Spread the word and share this with your friends!" More...

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Facedown Festival Lineup Announced

Facedown Records has checked in with the following statement about the upcoming Facedown Festival:

"We are very excited to announce that Facedown Fest 2013 will take place on April 12 & 13 at the Stronghold in Chino, CA. The entire active Facedown roster will be playing the event and tickets are just $10 each night! We also have a limited amount of deluxe ticket packages available which include a limited edition screen printed poster, Facedown Fest 2013 root beer, Facedown Fest T-Shirt, Facedown backpack, sunglasses and more!"

Facedown founder Jason Dunn had the following to say about this year’s fest: “Facedown Fest began in 2000 at an amazing venue called the Showcase Theatre. Over the years the fest grew and unfortunately the Showcase theatre had to shut its doors. I loved the energy of those early years from both the bands and the crowd and I am excited to have that again as Facedown Fest returns to a more intimate venue. The people at the Stronghold have been so supportive of our bands and label over the years so it just made sense to do this there. Plus, with the lower overhead we can offer $10 tickets to the people who are responsible for keeping Facedown alive for all of these years. This is one way for us to say thanks and give back to our incredible Family of supporters.”

You can buy tickets and deluxe bundles exclusively at this location. More...

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Hope For The Dying Announces New Tour Dates

Hope For The Dying has revealed the dates for its forthcoming "The Beast In The East" U.S. tour. Support on the trek is set to come from Ark Of The Covenant. Additional concert dates are currently pending. The full list of announced tour stops can be found below.

01/27 York Haven, PA – Boondocks Club
01/28 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
01/29 Troutville, VA – Inside Out
01/31 Swansea, SC – RPM
02/02 Florence, AL – Smokehouse
02/03 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
02/05 Conway, AR – SoundStage
02/07 Arlington, TX – Phils
02/10 San Angelo, TX – Yaya’s
02/13 Owasso, OK – Enerje Event Centre
02/15 St. Louis, MO – The Melvin Theater
02/17 Louisville, KY – Encounter Church

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Metalhit.com Offering Free Compilation Download

Digital download store Metalhit.com has launched the first of many future monthly compilations to be available for free download worldwide. Owner, Mike Riddick, comments:

"What’s unique about these monthly compilations is that they will feature as-of-yet unreleased tracks from metal bands spanning a variety of genres. Metalheads want to be ‘in the know’ on the latest titles, and what better way to do this than to offer up legal downloads of the latest from metal’s greatest labels...days-to-weeks before their official release!"

Metalhit’s first compilation includes 11 downloadable tracks from Agoraphobic Nosebleed, While Heaven Wept, Blut Aus Nord, Feral, Necros Christos, Nightshade, Putridity, Satan’s Host, Spearhead, Hope for the Dying, and Leaves’ Eyes.

The compilation can be downloaded at this location. Another set of free songs will be available in May.

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Hope For The Dying Streaming New Song

Christian metal act Hope For The Dying has posted a new song online titled “Transcend.” The track is off Hope For The Dying's upcoming album “Dissimulation,” which will be released on April 26th through Facedown Records. You can check out the new track through the band's official Facebook page.

The upcoming Hope For The Dying live shows are as follows:

Mar 25 Hitts Cafe, Illinois, US
Mar 26 Solace Joplin, MO
Mar 27 Reverb Tulsa, OK
Apr 8 The Glass House Pomona, CA, US
May 13 Rocketown Pompano Beach, Florida, US
Aug 20 Manatee Convention and Civic Center Palmetto, FL

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Hope For The Dying Signs To Facedown

Hope For The Dying has issued the following announcement about signing to Facedown Records for the release of a new album:

"Hey friends! We are super stoked to announce that we have officially signed on with Facedown Records for our next full length album, due to be released in April of 2011! We are really excited about this move and couldn't be happier about how this new album is coming together!

"We are currently tracking the album and it will be mixed and mastered by Brian Hood (My Children My Bride, A Plea for Purging, Before There was Rosalyn). Thanks for all your support! Don't forget to check out the album preview we just posted up as well!

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War Of Ages Announces US Headlining Tour Dates

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

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Facedown Fest 2009 Details Revealed

Details for the 2009 Facedown Fest have been announced. The event takes place on April 3 and 4, 2009 at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Performances start at 5pm both days. Tickets are $15 for one night and $25 for both nights. The lineup is as follows:

Friday:
Sleeping Giant
War of Ages
For Today
Wrench In The Works
Take It Back!
The Great Commission
Hands
My Epic

Saturday:
Impending Doom
xDeathstarx
A Plea For Purging
No Innocent Victim
Call To Preserve
Earth From Above
Theives & Liars
A Hope For Home
Hope For The Dying
The Rekoning

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Strike First Records Returns, Announces New Bands

Strike First Records has returned after a more than one year hiatus. Here's a message from the label:

"It is a pleasure to announce the newly re-formed Strike First Records. Although the look and roster is new, the goal is the same as it was before: to develop the next generation of heavy bands! In 2006, we decided to take a break on Strike First Records and re-focus our time and energy exclusively into the bands on Facedown Records roster. Well, after 2 years of down time, we've had plenty of time to think about re-launching Strike First and making it better than ever. That time is now and we are excited to announce the first 3 bands signed to the newly formed label.

"HOPE FOR THE DYING is as metal as it gets and hail from Jonesboro, IL. Their self-titled full length album will be the first album we are releasing and will be available on November 25. THE GREAT COMMISSION are turning Southern California upside down with their live show and in your face music and ministry. They will be recording their debut full length at the end of 2008 for an early 2009 release. THROUGH SOLACE are part of the Wales, UK hardcore scene and have released an EP on Holdfast Records. They will be releasing their debut full length with us in early 2009. They have some US dates planned in support of their EP, so make sure to check those out in our tours section. More info can be found on all of these artists by clicking on the Artists section so check that out.

"With a new and refined focus on developing artists in this day and age, this new wave of Strike First releases will be available worldwide through iTunes and other digital distributors like Amazon MP3, Shockhound and more. However, we are not simply focusing on being a "digital only" label as all releases will also be available as limited edition, environmentally friendly physical packaging that is free of plastic jewel cases. These physical copies of all the releases will be available online on the Facedown / Strike First store, as well as other select .com sites (interpunk, smartpunk, revhq.com, bestbuy.com, fye.com, etc…) and of course at all of the bands shows.

"Thank you to everyone that has made this possible and for your support over the years!"

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