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Earth Crisis

Formed: 1991
From: Syracuse, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Earth Crisis News

Below is our complete Earth Crisis 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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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

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)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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Thick as Blood Announces Tour Dates

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

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2010 Announced

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.

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Earth Crisis Posts Entire Concert Footage Online

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
12. Firestorm

"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."

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Earth Crisis Posts Live Videos Online

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...

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More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

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:

7 SECONDS
AGNOSTIC FRONT
ARCHITECTS
ARCH ENEMY
ATHEIST
BEHEMOTH
BLACK COBRA
BLOODBATH
BORN FROM PAIN
COUNT RAVEN
DARK FUNERAL
DYING FETUS
EARTH CRISIS
FINNTROLL
GENERAL SURGERY
GHOST BRIGADE
GWAR
IMMORTAL
KAMPFAR
NEGURA BUNGET
OBSCURA
RWAKE
SAVIOURS
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SEPULTURA
SUFFOCATION
SWALLOW THE SUN
SWORN ENEMY
TANKARD
TWISTED SISTER
WALLS OF JERICHO
WEEDEATER

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Neaera Confirmed For "Hell On Earth" Tour

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:
EARTH CRISIS
SWORN ENEMY
WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH
WAKING THE CADAVER
WAR OF AGES More...

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Unholy Announces More Summer Tour Dates

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...

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Earth Crisis Posts "To Ashes" Music Video Online

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...

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Earth Crisis' "To the Death" Available Now

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!

Tracklist:
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)

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Awaken Demons Signs To Trustkill Records

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.

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Unholy Reveals New Album Cover Art, Tour Dates

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...

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Earth Crisis Streaming "Against The Current"

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.

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Unholy Posts New Song, "Seeker Immortal," Online

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...

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Earth Crisis Announces Tour With Walls Of Jericho

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...

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Earth Crisis Streaming New Song "To Ashes" Online

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!"

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Freya Announces New Members

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.

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Reunited Earth Crisis Signs To Century Media

The reformation of straightedge hardcore band EARTH CRISIS, which was followed by a massive North American tour as well as a number of European shows, has now culminated in the signing of a record deal with Century Media Records.

EARTH CRISIS has crafted their most angst ridden and unrelenting offering of their career and this effort is going to serve as a much needed wake up call to the masses. The group will self produce the album and are set to begin tracking next month. The acclaimed Tue Madsen (Sick Of It All, Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted) will handle mixing and mastering duties.

Scott Crouse (guitar) further comments:

"We are very excited to begin tracking our new record and even more excited that it will be released by Century Media. We have been working hard over the last year preparing new material and are scheduled to enter the studio in October. We will be producing this one ourselves and are extremely excited to have Tue Madsen mixing! The new songs are brutal and Century Media is the perfect label to handle them."

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Firestorm Fest Hits Chicago

Last night Firestorm Fest (American Hardcore Lives) rolled into Chicago. My sons, along with one of their friends, accompanied me into the city to see the show.

And what a show it was. I think my ears have stopped bleeding and I think my hearing is beginning to return. We all agreed that it was one of the best shows we've seen in some time.
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Earth Crisis To Record New Album

MTV.com's "Metal File" recently spoke with EARTH CRISIS frontman Karl Buechner on the band's upcoming reunion tour with SWORN ENEMY, SHAI HULUD, TERROR, DOWN TO NOTHING and RECON, and he said the straightedge metalcore outfit will be recording new material. "We do plan on putting out a record," he confirmed. "We've got six songs so far, and hopefully, we'll record them this year. Hopefully, we'll be playing some of these news songs we've written [on the upcoming tour]." So how does the new stuff sound? "The best way to describe it is it's a mixture between [1995's] 'Destroying the Machines' and [1998's] 'Breed the Killers'," he said. "Stylistically, it's most like songs from those albums."

The new EARTH CRISIS effort will be in stores early next year, he added. More...

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