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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Extreme hardcore act Ringworm has announced that it will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its "Birth is Pain" album by performing it in its entirety on its forthcoming tour of the United States. The band will also be performing a second set of other Ringworm material.
The dates include:
03/15 Cincinnati, OH – Fogartys
03/16 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
03/17 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
03/18 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/19 Tulsa, OK – Reverb (feat. Bitter End)
03/20 St Louis, MO – Fubar Lounge
03/21 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Having recently returned from a European mini-tour, All Out War is the process of setting up a tour with Ringworm. Their only confirmed show at this point is on October 2nd in Trenton, NJ with the return of Shutdown.
All Out War is touring in support of their latest effort, "Into the Killing Fields," released this summer on Victory Records. The band comments: "Thanks to everyone who has bought INTO THE KILLING FIELDS. We worked hard on the release and are very proud of it."
The biggest oddity of Charred Walls of the Damned’s first tour is they are playing smaller venues – bars and small theaters and the like. With the amount of experience and reputation this supergroup has (although admittedly half of the studio members aren’t on the road), it seems like they should be playing arenas and ampitheaters, or at least opening for big name headliners.
But as it stands, Charred Walls of the Damned kicked off their first ever tour in Chicago at the Empty Bottle. The Empty Bottle is the type of old school dive where the air feels sticky, not to mention the restroom floors. Thus, it is perfect for an old school traditional metal show. And suffice it to say there wasn’t anyone in the crowd that became a metal fan after hearing “Nothing Else Matters” in high school, and nobody was rocking the latest Hot Topic sampler on the way to the show either. The folks here were all metal-for-life types, even the young ones. More...
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
A389/Chainsaw Safety Records has posted a free 25 song sampler online, featuring current and upcoming tracks by: GEHENNA, PULLING TEETH, RAWRADARWAR, INTEGRITY, GRAY GHOST, ROT IN HELL, DEATHCYCLE, DEFEATIST, PALA, STEEL NATION, RINGWORM, DISNIHIL, SPLITTING HEADACHE, TRAPPED UNDER ICE, GUT INSTINCT, CELEBRITY MURDERS, DIE YOUNG, DIRTY MONEY, DAY OF MOURNING, IN COLD BLOOD, FRIGHTENER, THE HORROR, ROSES NEVER FADE, COBRA NOIR AND OAK.
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:
Forged In Flame
More details of the show will be announced soon.
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:
Reach The Sky
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
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."
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
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:
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
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:
Set to Explode
Saturday, November 24th:
Lion of Judah
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
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:
All Out War
Blood Stands Still
Colin Of Arabia
Crime In Stereo
Death Before Dishonor
Fight Like Hell
Know The Score
My Turn To Win
Paint It Black
Rise And Fall
Strength For A Reason
Wisdom In Chains
Ringworm are set to release their new album "The Ninth Circle: The Venomous Grand Design" through Victory on August 21st.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.