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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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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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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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Ringworm, August Burns Red, Demiricous Tour

Ringworm, August Burns Red, Demiricous, and Ligeia will be touring together starting next week into mid-March. Here are the tour dates:

2/23 Chicopee, MA @ Cabbot Street
2/24 Montclair, NJ @ Bloomfield Ave. Cafe
2/25 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's
2/27 Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
2/28 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
3/1 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
3/2 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Lounge
3/4 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7g
3/5 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's
3/6 Clearwater, FL @ 688 Skatepark
3/7 Jacksonville, FL @ Three Imperial
3/8 Winter Park, FL @ Island Oasis
3/10 Marietta, GA @ Swayze's
3/11 Columbus, OH @ Bernie's Distillery

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Demiricous Recruit Ex-Godbelow Drummer

Demiricous has announced Mike Rafferty as the touring drummer for the band. This will be a trial before making him the permanent band member. He has previously drummed for Godbelow and Brand New Sin. He has also recently done drum teching for Trivium. He's a killer guy and a killer drummer. The band is very happy so far. His first show with the band will be the CD release show.

After their release show, the band plan to hit the road. Demiricous will be touring with Himsa, Still Remains, and more. Tour dates are as follows:

1/24 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN (CD release)

w/ Himsa, Ringworm, The Banner:
2/14 Ten Bells – Grand Rapids, MI
2/15 Alvin's – Detroit, MI
2/16 Forward Hall – Erie, PA

w/ Still Remains
3/20–5/06 dates forthcoming

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Agents Of Man, Ringworm Tour Dates

Agents Of Man, Ringworm, and Danny Diablo will be touring together for a few weeks beginning late this month. Here are the tour dates:

11/25 Montclair, NJ @ Bloomfield Ave Café
11/26 New York, NY @ CBGBs
11/27 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
11/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Downstairs) w/ Vietnom
11/30 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel w/ Vietnom
12/1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution w/ Vietnom
12/3 Tampa, FL @ Masquerade (Infinity Room) w/ Vietnom
12/6 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
12/7 Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus
12/8 Detroit, MI @ Alvin's w/ The Alliance
12/9 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
12/10 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Inferis, Ghost of War
12/13 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
12/14 Troy, NY @ Hudson Duster
12/15 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Club Crannel (Chance)
12/16 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
12/17 Levittown, NY @ Ritual

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Red Chord, Darkest Hour, Converge Tour Dates

The first dates have been announced for the forthcoming tour featuring CONVERGE, THE RED CHORD and DARKEST HOUR. RINGWORM will be opening some dates while MUNICIPAL WASTE will be opening others. Dates are as follows: More...

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Ringworm Set Release Date For Album

Ringworm's new album, "Justice Replaced By Revenge," has been scheduled for an October 18th release via Victory Records. Here's the track listing:

01. Justice Replaced By Revenge
02. No One Dies Alone
03. Seeing Through These Eyes
04. House Of Hell
05. Day Of Truth
06. Whiskey Drunk
07. God Eat God
08. Ghost Of The Past
09. Thrive
10. Devil's Kiss
11. Death Is Not An Option
12. No More Heroes
13. Life After The End Of The World

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Deathwish Catalog On iTunes, Other News

The entire Deathwish/Icarus catalog is now available on iTunes. (Individual songs and complete albums)

Sweden's Nine announce three shows in the states to support its newest CD Killing Angels.
April 15 Philadelphia PA - The 1st Unitarian Church w/Turmoil, The Promise, All Else Failed, One Dead Three Wounded
April 16 Allston MA - Harpers Ferry (Doors at 1:00pm) w/Converge, Turmoil and Doomriders
April 17 Providence RI - The Living Room (Doors at 7:00pm) w/Converge, Turmoil and Doomriders

100 Demons and Ringworm will be playing Slugfest II in Albany April 16th at Valentine's.

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Shenoah Recording New Album

Cleveland's Shenoah, featuring former members of Chimaira, Erase The Grey, and Ringworm, are currently at Conquistador Studios with producer Cole Martinez recording their debut album for Corporate Punishment Records. The effort should be available on January 10, 2005, followed by a U.S. tour.

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Cleveland's Strhessfest Details

In an effort to help the underground music scene to thrive, the people behind Strhess (namely artist DEREK HESS), the company responsible for Strhess Clothing and the recent Strhess Tour, have planned Strhessfest. Planned for August 15th, 2004 in Cleveland, OH at the Scene Pavilion, the festival will showcase both musical and visual artists of various levels of success.


Additionally, visual artists BASK, JAKE BANNON, ASTERIK STUDIOS, DARREN DOANE, DAVE QUIGGLE, TES ONE, NØKTURNAL, and AMATHIN, as well as DEREK HESS himself, will be exhibiting their work in the Strhessfest Gallery.

For more information about Strhessfest, including how to get tickets and directions to the venue, visit strhessfest.com.

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Shenoah EP For Download As MP3s

SHENOAH, the Cleveland-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, ERASE THE GREY and RINGWORM, have made their entire EP, "Version 0.5", available for free download. Check it out here.

SHENOAH was founded in the spring of 2003 by former CHIMAIRA guitarist/co-founder Jason Hager. Named after Hager's step-daughter's middle name, which is Native-American for "white dove," SHENOAH "plan to make their mark and put a brand new scar on the face music as well as society itself," according to the group's official biography. "They have set their minds on creating something on their own terms without worrying if certain songs are too soft, too heavy or too electronic." "We are going to create music that naturally comes out of us, sounds that are an extension of us. When you hear SHENOAH, you're going to know that our music is real, sincere and 100% us," says Hager.

For more information, visit SHENOAH's official web site at this location.

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