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Vegan, straight-edge band Earth Crsis wrote the song "To Ashes" about Walter Edmund Bond, who has now been arrested and charged with burning down a sheepskin factory. Guitarist Scott Crouse further has commented on the situation:
"Recently Walter, the man whose actions inspired our song ‘To Ashes,’ has been arrested on alleged arson charges. Our motivation behind writing the song ‘To Ashes’ was to show the passion and frustration of a man who reached his boiling point. The extremes that Walter went to save his brother’s life we find inspiring, mainly because they were acts of property destruction against his adversaries, not acts of violence. We wanted to simply document what many in the straight edge community already deemed as a heroic and selfless action. Regarding Walters current arrest, we don't have much to say since right now they are merely accusations until he is proven guilty.
"We were also beyond disappointed that we didn't get a chance to play last Sunday at The Sound and Fury Festival. It was a weekend of canceled flights, wondering if all the members would even make it out here and three trips to LAX. Hey, at least we can all say we saw a motorcycle in the pit right?
"So far we have about four new songs written and are hoping to start working on vocals this fall. The plan is to have 10 new songs and re-record a few older songs that are live set staples. We are hoping to start recording in January 2011 with an as of yet undetermined producer."
American hardcore veterans Earth Crisis has announced that they have pulled out of this year's edition of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting. They will be replaced by Death To Stereo. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th- June 27th.
Miami's Thick as Blood is currently on a North American tour alongside Earth Crisis and First Blood. The band's tour schedule has now been updated with the following dates:
05/07/10 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
05/08/10 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
05/09/10 Brawl Studio Boise, ID
05/10/10 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
05/11/10 Rickshaw Vancouver, BC
05/12/10 Satyricon Portland, OR
05/13/10 The Underground Reno, NV
05/15/10 Boardwalk Sacramento, CA
05/16/10 Fox Theatre Pomona, CA "California Metalfest IV"
05/17/10 The Rock Tuscon, AZ Monsters
05/18/10 Wool Warehouse Albuquerque, NM Earth Crisis, Monsters More...
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
Miami's Thick as Blood has announced the following "Wrath Of Sanity Tour" North American tour dates with Earth Crisis and First Blood:
4/22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/23 Worcester, MA @ Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Fest)
4/24 Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
4/25 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
4/27 Quebec City, QC @ L'agite
4/28 Montreal, QC @ L'Acceuil Inconditionnel
4/29 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's
4/30 Altoona, PA @ The Urban Warzone
5/01 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/xTyrantx
5/02 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
5/03 Grand Rapids, MI @ Section Live
5/04 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
5/05 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/07 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/White Chapel
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter year 12 this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts, the event will take place on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, with an extra special pre-party sponsored by Atticus on Thursday, April 22.
Bands performing on Friday April 23 include Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl. Doors open at 3:00PM
Bands performing on Saturday April 24 include Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Skeletonwitch, Eluveitie, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle, Cattle Decapitation, Acaro, Holy Grail, Disembodied, Cruel Hand, Reign Supreme, The Mongoloids, XTyrantX, Foundation, Soul Control, Alpha Omega, Burning Empires, Mother Of Mercy, Gaza, Across The Sun and Monsters. Doors open at noon.
Tickets for Friday only cost $40.00. Tickets for Saturday only cost $46.00. A 2-day ticket costs $80.00. All tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 at 10AM at all stores, online at or to charge-by-phone call (800) 477-6849.
Syracuse NY hardcore legends EARTH CRISIS have posted the entire concert that they performed at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY earlier this year. It available for viewing at the UVTV website or on iTunes or right here (below).
The setlist for the show is as follows:
1. Against The Current
2. All Out War
3. Forged in the Flames
4. Wrath of Sanity
5. No Allegiance
6. Forced March
7. End Begins
8. To Ashes
9. Gommorah's Season
10. Born from Pain
11. To The Death
"To The Death" was released on May 5 via Century Media Records (April 20 in Europe). The self-produced CD was recorded at Castle Recording Studios in Utica, New York and was mixed by Tue Madsen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, THE HAUNTED). Artwork for the effort was handled by Paul Romano (MASTODON, GODFLESH). The band has also partnered with PETA and plans to stay active within the animal liberation scene.
Guitarist Scott Crouse told Revolver magazine about the new CD, "We aren't purposely trying to recapture the past, but I think we have harnessed some of the fire that set us apart from the pack early on. It's great being able to look back on our previous work and see what aspects have stood the tests of time; not many bands have that luxury."
Syracuse NY hardcore band EARTH CRISIS have posted a couple live videos for their tracks “To Ashes” and “Wrath Of Sanity” which they performed at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY earlier this year. They are available for viewing at the UVTV website.
"To The Death" was released on May 5 via Century Media Records (April 20 in Europe). The self-produced CD was recorded at Castle Recording Studios in Utica, New York and was mixed by Tue Madsen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, THE HAUNTED). Artwork for the effort was handled by Paul Romano (MASTODON, GODFLESH). The band has also partnered with PETA and plan to stay active within the animal liberation scene. More...
Obscura, Arch Enemy, Seupltura, and Twisted Sister are the latest bands confirmed for next's year's Hellfest, set to take place June 18-20, 2010 in Clisson, France.
The current line up is as follows:
BORN FROM PAIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SWALLOW THE SUN
WALLS OF JERICHO
NEAERA have just confirmed their participation in this year’s installment of "Hell On Earth Tour" that will lay Europe to ashes in August/September.
Other bands on the bill:
WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH
WAKING THE CADAVER
WAR OF AGES More...
The Syracuse, NY based metal act UNHOLY recently completed a full US tour alongside Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho in support of their new Prosthetic Records release "New Life Behind Closed Eyes."
Guitarist Jonathan Dennison comments about the recent tour with Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho; “The tour was fucking awesome! Our new songs went over really well live and it's been great meeting our fans and making new ones. We are very thankful for everyone’s support."
UNHOLY is now set to tour with Evergreen Terrace, The Acacia Strain, and Cruel Hand as a part of the Summer Slob Tour, which kicks off on July 17th in Pennsylvania.
Here are the latest UNHOLY tour dates: More...
Earth Crisis have posted a new music video online for the song "To Ashes," which comes from their most recent album "To The Death." The video can be viewed below. More...
One of the most anticipated and talked about reunions of 2008 was without a doubt the reformation of EARTH CRISIS. The pioneers of the hardcore, straight edge movement have now officially made the decision to carry on with the band fulltime and are proud to announce a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group have crafted their most angst ridden and unrelenting offering of their already stellar career and this effort is going to serve as a much needed wake up call to the masses.
Get it now at CMDistro.com, iTunes, Amazon.com & all record stores around the US!
01. Against The Current
02. To Ashes
03. So Others Live
04. Security Threat # 1
05. When Slaves Revolt
06. Plague Bearers
07. Control Through Fear
08. Cities Fall
09. Eye Of Babylon
10. What Horrifies
11. To The Death
12. Not One Remains (iTunes Exclusive)
Trustkill has announced the worldwide signing of Italy's AWAKEN DEMONS. Hailing from Cesena, Italy, the band just recorded their brand new album, "The Mirror," which is due out this summer on Trustkill. The album is ten songs of pure aggression, and features guest vocals from Vincent Bennet (The Acacia Strain) and Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis).
In 2007 Awaken Demons released their debut album, "From Heaven To Hell," through Seventh Dagger and subsequently invaded the US with their friends xAFBx and Rhinoceros. They spent the better part of 2008 writing their next album and hitting the stage with First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Agnostic Front, Evergreen Terrace, Sworn Enemy, Ringworm, A Day To Remember, and more.
Speaking on the signing, bassist Nicola Lelli said, "We've always been huge Trustkill fans, since the late 90s. Trustkill was a dream for us and when Josh contacted us, we couldn't believe it. Being the first Italian band on the roster is definitely a huge step for us. Thanks a lot to Josh and the Trustkill crew, we are honored be part of this family."
In 2009 the band has lined up shows with Madball and will play the Open Air Festival, as well as shows in Germany, Belgium, and Holland. More shows to be announced soon.
Check out the pre-production track "Coming To An End" on their Myspace page.
The Syracuse, N.Y.-based UNHOLY, who will support Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho on a national tour next month, have posted the Aeron Alfrey-designed cover art for their Prosthetic Records debut, "New Life Behind Closed Eyes," on their MySpace page.
"The cover as well as the interior art has really captured the mood of the lyrical content of our new record," says guitarist Jonathan Dennison. "Aeron went above and beyond bring these ideas to life."
The album, in stores May 12th, features the following track listing:
1. Seeker Immortal (currently streaming)
2. Children of Eternal Sleep
3. These Wounds Never Heal
4. Into The Flesh Of Another
5. The Blinding Light
6. Look To The Blood
7. No Faith
8. The Followers
9. Behind The Veil Of Darkness
10. New Life Behind Closed Eyes
The follow-up to 2007's "Blood of the Medusa" (Lambgoat Records), "New Life Behind Closed Eyes" was recorded at Syracuse's Moresound Studios (ED GEIN) and sees new vocalist Billy Price paint a scathing portrait of mankind's failures and shortcomings. The album's concept, written by Dennison, revolves around an end-time narrative of the final days of humanity delivered by its own hand.
UNHOLY will support All That Remains tomorrow night (Apr. 15) at Lost Horizon in Syracuse and perform at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday (Apr. 18). The band's tour with Earth Crisis kicks off May 2 in Fredericksburg, VA. More...
New York hardcore band Earth Crisis are currently streaming online the song "Against The Current" from their upcoming album "To The Death," which is set for a May 5th release through Century Media. The song can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.
The Syracuse, NY quintet, UNHOLY, has posted a new track, "Seeker Immortal," on their MySpace page. The song comes off the upcoming album "New Life Behind Closed Eyes" was recorded at More Sound Studios [Ed Gein] in Syracuse and will be released on May 12th through Prosthetic Records. More...
Earth Crisis has issued the following statement about an upcoming tour alongside Walls of Jericho:
"Hey everyone, we are happy to announce that we will be heading out on tour the entire month of May in the U.S.! Along with us are Walls Of Jericho, Reign Supreme, Unholy and Blood Stands Still. All confirmed dates so far have been updated on our page with more to come. We couldn't be more excited to get out and play the new songs live! See you soon."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Reunited straight edge hardcore band Earth Crisis is currently streaming a new song on their MySpace page. The band issued the following statement about the track:
"So a new song is FINALLY up, To Ashes! In case you aren't aware the new record is called To The Death, and will be released in Europe on 4/20/09 and in North America on 5/5/2009. Also we have a new page design, a few new youtube videos, and some banners. Thanks to FXV Digital for the myspace layout!
"Here's some updates on what's been going on lately. We shot a video for To Ashes with David Brodsky. It's in the editing stages right now and hopefully we'll have something to show everyone soon. Paul Romano is working diligently on the layout for our new record and you can see some of the images in the new myspace design. We've been doing a bunch of interviews. Terrorizer has 2 features on us this month and keep an eye out for a feature in Decibel. That's it for now, we hope you like the new tune. Leave some comments, show us some love!"
Syracuse, New York band Freya, featuring Karl Buechner of Earth Crisis, has announced the addition of three new members to their band. Joining the group is Brendon Flynn (War Of Attrition) on guitar, John Sullivan (War Of Attrition) on guitar, and Graham Mitchell (ex-The Red Death) on drums.
Meanwhile, the group has debuted a new pre-production track, which can be heard here.