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Seemless

Formed: 2003
From: MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Seemless 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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Death Ray Vision Explodes In Boston

Nothing spices up a shitty, rainy afternoon like a good, old-fashioned metal show. And it’s even better when said daytime metal show includes some bonafide rock stars kicking complete ass in an intimate venue.

That’s just what unfolded in the dank, dark confines of Church in the shadows of Boston’s Fenway Park this past Saturday when Brian Fair of Shadows Fall and Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage shattered the day’s doldrums with an hour of thrashy punk with their new side project Death Ray Vision.

The pair of old friends, joined by KsE/Seemless guitarist Pete Cortese, Cannae drummer Colin Conway and newcomer Zack Wells also on guitar, unveiled the new band a couple weeks ago at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Mass.

But this was their first show in Boston and it was a throwback to the all-ages union hall shows where the band members started out. They chose heavily from their newly-released EP “Get Lost or Get Dead,” ripping through “Shatter Frames,” “Get Lost” and the punishing hardcore romp, “Not for Glory.” More...

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Times of Grace Announces Tour

Times of Grace, the side project of Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and the band's former singer Jesse Leach, will hit the road in February for a U.S. tour that launches two weeks after the release of the band's debut, The Hymn of a Broken Man.

The album, much of which was written by Adam D while he was laid up in a London hospital recovering from back surgery, comes out Jan. 18.

Leach, frontman for Seemless and The Empire Shall Fall, said of the tour: “We are excited after all of these years to see Times of Grace become a live band! We have a solid group of musicians on board and some killer bands in the works. This is shaping up to be a tour to be remembered, and the first that reunites Adam and I on one stage together again! I couldn't be more pleased to present this band to the world.”

Adam D added: “Jesse and I are wicked excited to be able to bring our songs to fans live...FINALLY after all these years. We hope you all get a chance to check out the record and come sing along with us when we come to a town near you. Thanks to all of those who support this project, and we hope to see you all very soon!”

Here are the tour dates announced today by the band's label, Roadrunner Records:

Feb. 01 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter
Feb.02 Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade (downstairs)
Feb. 04 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Feb. 05 Austin, TX @ Emo's
Feb. 07 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Feb. 08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Feb. 09 San Francisco, CA@ Bottom of the Hill
Feb. 11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Ballroom
Feb. 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex - Grand Room
Feb. 15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Feb. 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 18 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb. 19 Detroit, MI @ Eagle Theater
Feb. 20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Feb. 21 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Feb. 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Feb. 24 West Chester, PA @ The Note
Feb. 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Feb. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Feb. 27 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

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Times Of Grace Posts Another Album Trailer Online

Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has posted another short video trailer online for its debut album "The Hymn of a Broken Man." The new album is expected in stores on January 18th, 2011. You can view the video trailer below:

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Shadows Fall, Unearth Members Form New Band

An as of yet untitled project featuring Matt Bachand and Jon Donais on guitars (Shadows Fall), Derek Kerswill on drums (Unearth/Seemless), and Jeff Fultz on bass (Seemless), has begun to take shape. The band has recorded a five song demo thus far, and are actively seeking a vocalist.

"We are looking for one crazy bastard with the energy, the drive, and the determination to take this thing to the next level," says Matt Bachand. Jon Donais adds, "The vocalist we seek should be influenced by a variety of melodically based bands anywhere from Alice In Chains, Shinedown, and Aerosmith, to Skid Row and Pantera.” You must be serious about the position, and must be able to tour extensively. Demo submissions are currently being accepted. Submissions should include a bio and list of past experience, photo, audio and/or video performance, and any other information you would like the band to know.

Interested singers should send demo submissions and contact info to iamdrunk666@gmail.com.

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Jesse Leach Rejoins Killswitch Engage On Stage

Despite Killswitch Engage continuing to their tour with All That Remains vocalist Phil Labonte in light of Howard's unexpected departure, the band was joined onstage this week by former frontman Jesse Leach during a performance at The Filmore New York at Irving Plaza.

Some footage was caught of the show by a photographer:

Photographer Will Hawkins comments on the video: "As for the focus & sound quality... Dudes... It was on a DSLR right against the stage with built-in mic. I'm not a videographer, but I wanted to snag some vid just to share with YOU.... so deal ! ;)"

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The Empire Shall Fall Reveals Album Tracklisting

Providence, Rhode Island’s new metallic hardcore band THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL, featuring Jesse Leach (Ex-Killswitch Engage, Seemless), has revealed the track listing and album details for their upcoming debut, "Awaken." The album is due out on bassist Nick Sollecito’s own Angle Side Side Records on November 17, 2009.

The track listing for "Awaken" is as follows:

1. Awaken
2. Lords of War
3. Voices Forming Weapons
4. Choir of Angels
5. We the People
6. These Colors Bleed
7. Our Own
8. The Kingdom

The effort was produced by THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL guitarist Marcus de Lisle. Vocals were recorded at Sound Ape in Providence, RI. The album artwork was created by Matt Yazuita and mixing/mastering duties for the album were handled by Sean Small (ABACABB, We Were Gentlemen, Friday Night Boys). Guitar reamping was done by Gregory Tamao (www.myspace.com/thetomatofarmstudio).

The band is expected to release a track off the album within the next week.

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The Empire Shall Fall Posts Teaser For New Album

Former Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach (also Seemless) has resurfaced in a new band called The Empire Shall Fall. The band's debut album, "Awaken," will be released on November 17, 2009. Until then, the band has posted a promotional video for the album, which you can watch below.

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Mike D Talks About Overcast's Future

MTV.com reports: It's been two years since influential Massachusetts metallers Overcast announced they'd be reuniting for a single release — a collection of re-recorded tracks culled from the band's poorly produced back-catalog.

But on Tuesday, after what was a prolonged, yet modest, bidding war (or as close to a bidding war as you can get in metal), Overcast's reunion LP, "Reborn to Kill Again," finally landed in stores. And while the band has a handful of reunion shows booked through August 30 in Waterbury, Connecticut, with Dissolve, the reunion is going to be short-lived — at least for the time being.

With frontman Brian Fair's first priority being Shadows Fall, the band he joined after Overcast's 1998 demise, and bassist Mike D'Antonio's other band, Killswitch Engage, set to start work on their next studio effort in October, Overcast's reunion can't carry on forever. But D'Antonio said there's a chance the band could release new material down the line.

"When we recorded it, we just tried to get the songs sounding as good as they possibly could, and there are two songs we'd never recorded that are on this record," he said. "We had talked about doing another record, and there's another record on the table under our contract with Metal Blade. We can do it if we want. If we don't, whatever. But we have discussed doing another record, and I'm kind of excited about tinkering with ideas for it. That said, if we did start writing a new album, and it wasn't turning out like an Overcast record, I don't think we'd put it out. It really needs to have a certain vibe. It can't be another metalcore record, like the things that are going on these days. It really needs to have that old-school mentality, which we had held true back then. If not, it's not even worth it."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Overcast Signs To Metal Blade

Metal Blade has announced the signing of legendary Boston Massachusetts metal act OVERCAST to its roster. On August 19th OVERCAST will release their Metal Blade debut, "Reborn to Kill Again," a collection of 11 re-recorded classic tracks and two previously unreleased tracks produced by Adam Dutkiewicz.

"Finally, after much waiting and wondering if it would ever see the light of day, Overcast is Reborn to Kill Again!!! We are all very excited to be working with Metal Blade Records for this release. It is a legendary label that has been home to some of the most influential bands in metal history. It was actually Metal Blade who gave Overcast our first release on CD as part of one of the Metal Massacre comps way back in the day so it seems as if everything is coming full circle. The time has come once again for the beast known as Overcast to rise again. You have been warned." comments Brian Fair

"We are greatly honored to be able to work with and put out such a legendary artist as Overcast" comments Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records. More...

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Film New Video

KINGDOM OF SORROW — the band featuring Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Kirk Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) — recently shot a video for the song "Lead Into Demise" with director Kevin Custer (MADBALL, OVERKILL, THE CONFESSION, THE DESTRO). It is expected to begin airing in the coming weeks.

Remaining KINGDOM OF SORROW dates:

Feb. 28 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Feb. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
Mar. 01 - Albany, NY - Valentines
Mar. 02 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
Mar. 04 - Toronto, ON - El Macombo
Mar. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Mar. 06 - Chicago, IL – Reggie's Rock Club
Mar. 07 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

The self-titled debut album from KINGDOM OF SORROW sold 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 131 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL).

KINGDOM OF SORROW is:

Kirk Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) – Vocals, Guitars
Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED, ICEPICK) - Vocals
Steve Gibb (CROWBAR, ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) - Guitar
Derek Kerswill (SEEMLESS, UNEARTH) - Drums
Matthew Brunson - Bass

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Kingdom Of Sorrow Announce Worcester Show

KINGDOM OF SORROW, featuring Jamey Jasta of HATEBREED and Kirk Windstein of DOWN/CROWBAR, have updated their tour itinerary to announce a gig at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on February 27th.

The band's upcoming live dates include:

February
27 - Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
28 - Ottobar - Baltimore, Maryland

March
1 - Valentines - Albany, New York
2 - Knitting Factory - New York, New York
4 - El Macombo - Toronto, Ontario
6 - Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, Illinois
7 - Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan

February 19th is the North American release date for the self-titled debut from Kingdom Of Sorrow. It will be availble in Europe on February 25th. The CD will contain the following 11 songs: 'Hear This Prayer', 'Grieve', 'Piece It All Back', 'Led Into Demise', 'Demon Eyes', 'With Unspoken Words', 'Free The Fall', 'World', 'Ghosts', 'Begging', 'Buried In Black'.

Kingdom Of Sorrow's complete lineup is as follows:

Kirk Windstein of Down/Crowbar - vocals and guitars
Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed/Icepick - vocals
Steve Gibb of Crowbar/ex-Black Label Society - guitar
Derek Kerswill of Seemless/Unearth - drums
Matthew Brunson (local Nola freak) - bass

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Thy Will Be Done Signs To Stillborn Records

Providence, Rhode Island based Thy Will Be Done has signed with Stillborn Records and is set to release their debut full-length "Was And Is To Come" on October 23, 2007. The release marks the first collaboration between the Providence outfit and Stillborn Records, and will be distributed nationally through Caroline Records/EMI. Completed in early-2007, "Was And Is To Come" features a guest vocal appearance by Jesse David Leach of Seemless (ex-Killswitch Engage), was produced, engineered and mixed by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Behemoth with Jamey Jasta as executive producer.

"Their approach and sound is raw, stripped-down, and straight up aggressive with a message that needs to be heard," commented Jasta on why he chose to work with Thy Will Be Done. Encompassing various facets of the metal spectrum, "Was And Is To Come" is marked with a plethora of core influences that range from vintage Sepultura and Carcass, to the southern rock sludgy vibe of Crowbar.

For vocalist J Costa, the importance of being a metal act driven by musical integrity is clear. "So many bands are making albums filled with regurgitated riffs and obligatory breakdowns that it's become evermore difficult to distinguish one band from another. It's time for the next generation, a generation built upon ideals, ethics, integrity and passion, to breathe new life into the lungs of the culture. It's time for a generation to wipe the slate clean and take its rightful stance upon the original foundation."

Throughout the years Thy Will Be Done has provided support for national acts such as the Misfits, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, and Converge. As the release draws near, Thy Will Be Done is set to hit the road and plans to spend the rest of this year and much of 2008 touring in support of "Was And Is To Come."

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Unearth Offers Update, Drummer Situation

The latest update over at Unearth's official website reveals that the band have tapped Seemless drummer Derek Kerswill to handle the drums from them for the next month and a half. You can check that out over at www.unearth.tv. Unearth have been without a permanent drummer since parting ways with Mike Justian last month.

Gene Hoglan of Strapping Young Lad previously filled in for the band to finish out their tour with Dimmu Borgir, Devildriver and Kataklysm.

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Seemless Offer Update From Home

Seemless have checked in with the following update:
"The guys have all been back from tour for about a week, resting & recuperating. We have decided to take the Summer to re-evaluate our situation as a band & start working on new material. We have some great ideas & plan on expanding the rock-n-soul metal sound to new heights so stay tuned for that. In the meantime:
Dave is making a move to LA to persue writing his own material(for those who don't know he is a Pop/rock genious)
Derek will be jumping on some tours playing drums with our friends band, I will let him tell you about it, when he is ready (This is NOT to be missed). He will be hitting the states & overseas.
Jesse just moved to NY & will be recording with his side projects "Oneofyou" www.myspace.com/oneofyoumusic & a metal project that has yet to be named & details are still carefully kept underwraps but he hits the studio to demo in a few weeks...Stay tuned for that as well...
Jeff & Pete will be busy getting songs/ideas written & we will all be coordinating to jam & write for the new Seemless!"

Their website also has updated tour dates which include :

August 09th Staten Island, NY - Edgewater Hall/Dock Street
August 10th Providence, RI - The Living Room
August 11th Worcester, MA - The Lucky Dog Music Hall
August 12th Hoboken, NJ - 1039 Washington Street
August 30th Anchorage, AK - Chilkoot Charlie
August 31st Anchorage, AK - Bitoz


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Watch Seemless Perform "Cast No Shadow" Online

There is another new live video of SEEMLESS available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. This clip is for the band’s track “Cast No Shadow” and was filmed in Syracuse NY at The Country Club during a show that also featured Century Media recording artists BRAND NEW SIN who are currently on tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE and CELTIC FROST.

SEEMLESS’ song “Cast No Shadow” is from the band’s critically acclaimed new album, "What Have We Become" (Equal Vision records) for which there is also a music video directed by Ramon Boutviseth available for viewing which was filmed in a dimly-lit Massachusetts carriage house which alternates between powerful performance footage of the band and a gripping narrative that portrays "inner struggle and the turmoil of weakness". SEEMLESS is currently on a North American tour with FU MANCHU throughout April and May.

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Watch Seemless Perform "In My Blood" Online

There is a new live video of SEEMLESS available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The clip is for the band’s track “In My Blood” and was filmed in Syracuse NY at The Country Club during a show that also featured Century Media recording artists BRAND NEW SIN who are currently on tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE and CELTIC FROST.

SEEMLESS features former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jess Leach as well as former members of SHADOWS FALL. The band’s second full length studio effort “What Have We Become”, which was recorded at Massachusetts' Longview Studios (where rock legends like AEROSMITH and THE ROLLING STONES have recorded), is best described as 'a blend of rock 'n roll soul and heavy metal blues'. The album is available now via Equal Vision records. SEEMLESS is currently on a North American tour with FU MANCHU throughout April and May.

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Soil Announce Headlining Tour Dates

Soil have announced that they will be headlining a tour with Seemless, Ankla, Ligion, and Twin Method. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

May 1 Vnuks Lounge- Cudahy, Wisconsin
May 2 Machine Shop -Flint, Michigan
May 3 Elixur- Rockford, Illinois
May 4 Peabody's- Cleveland, Ohio
May 7 The Buffalo Icon- Buffalo, New York
May 8 Ace's- Johnstown, Pennsylvania
May 10 Crocodile Rock- Allentown, Pennsylvania
May 12 Jaxx- West Springfield, Virginia
May 13 Webster Theater- Hartford, Connecticut
May 16 Jester's Pub- Fayetteville, North Carolina
May 17 Hooligan's- Jacksonville, North Carolina
May 18 Ground Zero- Spartanburg, South Carolina
May 21 Exit In- Nashville, Tennessee
May 22 Zydeco- Birmingham, Alabama
May 25 The Ritz- Warren, Michigan
May 26 Pearl Room- Mokena, Illinois
May 27 Level 8- Evansville, Wisconsin

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Watch Seemless' "Cast No Shadow" Video Online

Seemless are out with the video to their latest single 'Cast No Shadow', from the album 'What Have We Become'. You can watch it on YouTube or below. More...

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More In Flames, Lacuna Coil, The Sword Tour Dates

More tour dates have been announced for the upcoming In Flames, Lacuna Coil, The Sword, and Seemless tour. Here's the latest set of tour dates:

12/05 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
12/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/07 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
12/08 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/09 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/11 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
12/12 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
12/13 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
12/15 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
12/16 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/17 Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/18 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/19 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club

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Soil Chooses Shinedown Tour Over In Flames Tour

SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET explaining the band's decision to pull out of the upcoming IN FLAMES/LACUNA COIL trek (where they have since been replaced by Massachusetts' SEEMLESS).

Commented Glass: "SOIL has decided on doing a December run with our longtime friends in SHINEDOWN, which is [slated to take place at] the exact same time as the IN FLAMES/LACUNA COIL tour.

"We hope too see you all out at the 'Kill Your Liver Part 2 Tour'. Dates to be announced!"

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