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Below is our complete Ringworm 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.

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Pulling Teeth Announces New Live Dates

Pulling Teeth is flying over to Iceland to play a couple shows in November, and have a couple special shows planned for Baltimore in January; one with Pulling Teeth playing as Thor's backing band, and then the next night a stacked show with Integrity, Ringworm, Starkweather and more.

Dom comments: "Anyone who knows me, knows of my bizarre obsession with 80’s Canadian metal god THOR. The god of thunder. He who bends pure steel on stage, blows up hot water bottles, wields the blade…and well you get the idea. Well hold on to your seats because the legend himself Jon Mikl Thor will be heading to Baltimore to celebrate my 33rd birthday and rock you senseless. He’s recruited Pulling Teeth as his backing band and we’ll be playing a set of all my favorite Thor classics. This is a once in lifetime event, one for the books and something you DON’T want to miss."

"And don't miss Pulling Teeth playing The Fest this weekend in Gainsville either!!!"

Here are the latest Pulling Teeth tour dates:

10/30: Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 09
11/12: Hafnarfjorour, Iceland @ Garnia Bokasafnia
11/13: Reyjavik, Iceland @ Sodoma
01/08: Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club Pulling Teeth playing as Thor's backing band
01/09: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ Integrity, Ringworm, Starkweather, Gehenna, Seraphim

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A389/Chainsaw Safety Records Posts 2009 Sampler


You can download the free A389/Chainsaw Safety sampler here.

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Chimaira Announces Christmas 9 Gig Support

Chimaira has announced the band who will support them on their ninth annual Christmas show. Each band was handpicked by Chimaira and are friends of the band.

There will be two stages, featuring the following bands:

Side Stage - Sponsored by Straight Razor Entertainment:
Malice 213
Ark Peninsula
Ohio Sky
2nd Half

Main Stage:
Forged In Flame

More details of the show will be announced soon.

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Disembodied Reunion/Book Release Show Planned

Disembodied has announced a reunion show, which also doubles as a release show for the new book, "Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics, Politics, Spirit and Sound."

The event will take place on May 2nd and 3rd at The Metro in Chicago. Doors open at noon on both days, and two-day passes are $55. No single day tickets are available. Advance tickets will be on sale on November 6th. Show organizers say that all proceeds after expenses will be directed towards Rock for Reading and PAWS Chicago.

Here's the line-up:

Killing Time
Damnation A.D.
Split Lip
Reach The Sky
Have Heart
Soul Control
The Killer
Harms Way
Thought Crusade

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Ringworm, A Traitor Like Judas To Tour Europe

Ringworm and A Traitor Like Judas will team up for a European tour in early-2009. Here are the latest tour dates:

16/01 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ De Baroeg Open Air
17/01 Nottingham, Great Britain @ Junktion 7
19/01 Cardiff, Great Britain @ Barfly
20/01 London, Great Britain @ Underworld
21/01 Gent, Belgium @ Frontline
22/01 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
23/01 Linköping, Sweden @ Fire & Ice w/ No Turning Back
24/01 Copenhagen, Denmark @ The Rock
25/01 Hengelo, Netherlands @ Innocent
26/01 Schweinfurt, Germany @ Alter Stattbahnhof
27/01 München, Germany @ Feierwerk
28/01 Budapest, Hungary @ TBA
29/01 Wien, Austria @ Arena
30/01 Piacenza, Italy @ For Sale
05/02 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
06/02 Drachten, Netherlands @ Iduna
08/02 Athens, Greece @ Texas Necropolis

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Pitch Black Forecast Delays New Album, "Absentee"

Cleveland's Pitch Black Forecast issue the following update:

"Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, Pitch Black Forecast's new album 'Absentee' will not hit stores until May 20th. The original release was scheduled for May 6th. The bands label Fractured Transmitter will however be selling the disc online as soon as it arrives back from the plant. The band will also have copies available at their CD release party May 10th at Peabody's in Cleveland, Ohio."

"Absentee" the new album from Cleveland's Pitch Black Forecast features guest appearances from Randall Blythe (Lamb Of God) and Human Furnace (Ringworm).

Hear a new track, "Dialtone" from the album at the Pitch Black Forecast MySpace page."

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Ringworm Mini-Tour This Weekend

Ringworm will play a few shows this weekend in the Midwest. Here are the gig dates:

3/28 Mokena, IL @ The Soundlab w/ Blood In Blood Out, more
3/29 Evansville, IN @ Club 1123 w/ Pulling Teeth, more
3/30 Romeo, MI @ Static Age w/ King Of All Monsters, more

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Ringworm Join The Persistence Tour

Cleveland-based metal/hardcore band RINGWORM has been added to the Persistence Tour 2007, which is set to kick off November 29 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The lineup for the trek is now as follows:


For more information, visit www.myspace.com/persistencetour. More...

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Baltimore Circle Pit Fest Info

Baltimore Circle Pit Fest IV will take place on November 23rd and 24th at the Velocipede Bike Collective in Baltimore, MD. Here's the line-up:

Friday, November 23rd:
Government Warning
Set to Explode
Coke Bust
The Ergs
Harsh Truth
Positive Reinforcement
Let Down

Saturday, November 24th:
Pulling Teeth
Sick Fix
Trash Talk
Lion of Judah
Blank Stare
Steel Nation
The Mongoloids
War Hungry

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Ringworm String Together US Tour Dates

Ringworm has lined up a handful of shows in the USA:

10/19 Parma, OH @ The Jigsaw
10/26 Indianapolis, IN @ Harrison Center for the Arts
10/30 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
11/3 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
11/4 Providence, RI @ The Jeep Shop
11/10 Cincinnati, OH @ Trenton Fishermans Club

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This Is Hardcore Fest Approaching

This Is Hardcore Fest will take place August 17-19 in Philadelphia, PA at the Starlight Ballroom. Both weekend and one-day passes are available. Additional information can be found here. Here's the line-up:

Agnostic Front
All Out War
Bitter End
Blood Stands Still
Brain Dead
Cast Aside
Cheap Tragedies
Crazy Eddie
Cold World
Colin Of Arabia
Crime In Stereo
Death Before Dishonor
Fight Like Hell
Hard Response
Have Heart
Iron Age
Know The Score
Lighten Up!
Modern Eyes
My Turn To Win
Paint It Black
Pulling Teeth
Reign Supreme
Righteous Jams
Rise And Fall
Said Radio
Shattered Realm
Steel Nation
Strength For A Reason
Swamp Thing
The Mongoloids
Trash Talk
Triple Threat
Wisdom In Chains

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Ringworm Announce Release Date For New Album

Ringworm are set to release their new album "The Ninth Circle: The Venomous Grand Design" through Victory on August 21st.

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Corporate Punishment Forms Extreme Music Imprint

Corporate Punishment has joined forces with Ruins of Old Management’s James and Shelley McComas to form Diabolus Music, a new imprint specializing in extreme Metal and Hardcore.

The first releases from Diabolus Music/Corporate Punishment Records will be Waiting for the Flies, the Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore) produced national debut from Florida underground favorites Pain Principle (ex-Andrew WK), in stores May 15th, and a re-recorded version of Years of Fire's (ex-Chimaira, Ringworm, Ascension) Visceral Departure (originally released on Thorp Records), in stores in July.

Pain Principle has been added as support to the upcoming Skinlab/Will Haven tour, and have lined up the following dates:

Mar 23 The Trocadero - Philadelphia w/ Years of Fire, Bella Morte
May 11-12 Milwaukee Metalfest XIX - Waukesha Expo Center, Waukesha, WI
(Corporate Punishment/Diabolus 2nd stage with Years of Fire, Broken Teeth, 3 Mile Scream, Mastery, and more.)

Years of Fire have lined up the following dates:

May 22 Coconuts - Dayton, OH
Mar 23 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA w/ Pain Principle, Bella Morte
Mar 24 The Underground - Sandusky, OH
Apr 20 The Sons of Italy - Torrington, CT w/ Everything’s Ruined
Apr 21 Club Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Everything’s Ruined
Apr 28 The Hangout - Edinboro, PA w/ Everything’s Ruined
Apr 29 The Billiards Club - Columbus, OH w/ Everything’s Ruined
May 11-12 Milwaukee Metalfest XIX - Waukesha Expo Center, Waukesha, WI
(Corporate Punishment/Diabolus 2nd stage with Pain Principle, Broken Teeth, 3 Mile Scream, Mastery, and more.)

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Ringworm Prepares New Album

Ringworm will enter the studio in March to begin recording a new album. Tracking will take place at Spider Studios in Strongsville, OH with Ben Schigel (Chimaira) at the helm. Titled "The Ninth Circle," the effort will be available this summer via Victory Records.

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Unholy To Enter The Studio To Record Debut

Lambgoat Records recently signed Syracuse, NY metal band Unholy. The group features former Godbelow vocalist Danny Johnson in addition to guitarist Jonathan Dennison, who has done time in a host of notable bands, including The Promise, The Path Of Resistance, Santa Sangre, and Another Victim. Dennison is also a current member of When Tigers Fight. Formed in 2004, Unholy released an EP with Closed Casket Activities last year.

The band will enter Moresound Studios with Jason Randall (Ed Gein) this week to begin recording their full-length debut, titled "Blood of the Medusa." The effort will feature guest vocals from Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis, Freya) and Human Furnace (Ringworm) and is slated to hit streets on May 8th. In the interim, you can check out two tracks from their EP here.

Meanwhile, Unholy will hit the road this spring in support of the effort. Before then, you can catch them live at the Maryland Metal and Hardcore Festival on January 27th in Baltimore, MD.

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Ringworm to record show for DVD / Video

Ringworm will be doing a live DVD/video shoot on October 6th at the Hi-Fi Club in Lakewood, OH. The entire set will be recorded for the an upcoming DVD and video release and the group is encouraging all fans to attend.

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Years Of Fire Signs To Thorp Records

Thorp Records has announced the signing of Cleveland metal destroyers Years Of Fire. Formed by Jason Hager (co-founder and ex-guitarist for Chimaira) and also featuring ex-members of Ringworm (Ben Hollowell) and Ascension (Chris Wood), Years Of Fire is honed with the fires of strong experience in metal songwriting. According to the press release, "Years Of Fire embodies the spirit of true American metal and will appeal to fans of Chimaira, God Forbid, Lamb Of God, and Slayer." Their Thorp Records debut, "Visceral Departure" is due in stores August 8th. You can download an MP3 for "In The Eyes Of God" now.

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Hatebreed Add New Guitarist

Hatebreed have announced the addition of guitarist Frank "3 Gun" Novinec to their line-up. Novinec, a Cleveland native, has previously played with Terror, Ringworm, and Integrity. According to frontman Jamey Jasta, "We've decided to become a five piece again. Mainly because of the new album having a lot of parts that involve second guitar but also because me and Beattie started this band as a 5 piece and feel like it's an integral part of our sound and vision." Meanwhile, Hatebreed's Sean Martin had the following to say:

"Frank '3 Gun' Novinec has been an influential guitar player in the hardcore scene since the release of 'The Promise,' by Ringworm in 1993. His guitar playing/writing with Ringworm, as well as everything he did with Integrity helped to define the Cleveland sound. That sound had a direct impact on me as a guitar player, and as a fan, it got me through a lot of hard times and helped to define my playing today. I was lucky enough to meet 3 Gun while we were on tour with Motorhead, and playing a show in Cleveland. Since then, He's become one of my best friends, and it will be an honor to be sharing the stage with him."

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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Terror and Ringworm March Tour Dates

Terror and Ringworm have announced a hanfuld shows taking place later this month. Here you go:

3/11 Revere, MA @ Club Lido w/ Underdog, Righteous Jams
3/12 Levittown, NY @ Club Ritual w/ The Red Dream, more
3/13 Huntington, WV @ HYAMP
3/14 Ft. Wright, KY @ Lookout Heights Civic Club
3/15 Evansville, IN @ Club 1123
3/16 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
3/17 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
3/18 Flagstaff, AZ @ Lo-Fi Cafe
3/19 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre w/ Donnybrook, more

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