From: Syracuse, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped
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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.
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."
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.
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...
Reunited hardcore legends EARTH CRISIS have scheduled a number of U.S. shows in February/March alongside TERROR, SWORN ENEMY, SHAI HULUD, DOWN TO NOTHING and RECON. So far the following dates have been announced:
Feb. 29 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Mar. 01 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Mar. 02 - Pittsburgh, PA - The School
Mar. 03 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Mar. 04 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
Mar. 05 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
Mar. 06 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Mar. 07 - Logan, UT - Club NVO
Mar. 08 - Boise, ID - The Boise
Mar. 09 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar. 10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Mar. 11 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk
Mar. 12 - Hollywood, CA - The Knitting Factory
Mar. 13 - Long Beach, CA - The Vault
Mar. 15 - El Paso, TX - Chic's
Mar. 16 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Mar. 17 - New Orleans, LA - The High Ground
Mar. 18 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth
Mar. 19 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Mar. 20 - Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
Mar. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
Mar. 23 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES have announced a January 8th benefit performance for the Looney Tunes CD Store in their hometown area of Long Island, NY. A massive fire destroyed the store, which is family-owned and has been in business for over 35 years, last August. The store has been rebuilt and re-opened on December 1st, with the help of donations from fellow indie retailers and local bands.
Francis Mark, FATA’s frontman, said: “When I was 13 years old I bought my first hardcore CD from Looney Tunes, which was Earth Crisis’ “All Out War” EP. That was a huge turning point in my life and I’ve been going there ever since.”
From Autumn To Ashes’ entire performance in-store will be recorded live. To gain admittance, fans must pre-order the recording for $7.99 either by clicking here or signing up at the door on entry.
This will be the only New York area appearance by FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES as they continue their worldwide tour in support of their transformative and critically acclaimed fourth full-length, "Holding A Wolf By The Ears."
The following initial dates have been released for EARTH CRISIS’ upcoming headlining tour which appears to feature TERROR, SWORN ENEMY, SHAI HULUD, DOWN TO NOTHING, and RECON:
February 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
March 4 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
March 7 - Logan, UT @ Club NVO
March 9 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 12 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
Syracuse metal/hardcore band Freya, featuring Karl Buechner and Erick Edwards of Earth Crisis, has officially confirmed the addition of guitarist Jeddie Gentile and bassist Mike LaGrow. Both Jeddie and LaGrow were previously members of The Last Season and Jeddie actually joined Freya as a full-time member in February.
Meanwhile, the band recently shot a video for "Suffer Not One" with Rich Stahle of UVTV. According to the band "It went very well and we can't wait to see the finished product. It was a new experience for some of us." The video will debut in several weeks, but photos from the shoot are online here.
Syracuse hardcore legends Earth Crisis will be playing a handful of European shows to celebrate their reunion. Here are the tour dates:
6/22 Clisson, France @ Hellfest
6/23 London, UK @ Islington Carling Academy
6/24 Herne, Germany @ Pressure Festival
6/26 München, Germany @ Backstage
6/28 Antwerpen, Belgium @ Hof Ter Loo / TBC
6/29 Roitzschjora, Germany @ With Full Force Festival
Details have been finalized for Earth Crisis' upcoming West Coast reunion show. The event will take place on May 5th at the Ventura Majestic Theatre in Ventura, CA. Tickets can be obtained via Ticketmaster and the line-up is as follows:
Too Pure To Die
Scars Of Tomorrow (farewell show)
Force Of Change
Tears Of Gaia
special guests TBA
After playing a sold out show in Baltimore on January 27, Earth Crisis have decided to play a west coast reunion show at the Majestic in Ventura, California on May 5. Other bands include The Warriors, XDeathStarX, Force of Change, Too Pure to Die, Fight Everyone, Gather, Tears of Gaea, and more to be announced.
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.
Seminal Syracuse, NY straight edge hardcore band Earth Crisis will reportedly play a reunion show in January, their first show since performing at Hellfest in 2001. The band has not yet officially confirmed the reunion, but Earth Crisis is on the bill for the 2nd annual Maryland Metal & Hardcore Festival in Baltimore. The show will take place on January 27th at Sonar. Doors open at 1pm and tickets (which go on sale on October 18th) are $30 in advance. Here's the line-up:
Full Blown Chaos
Too Pure To Die
The Burning Season
Down To Nothing
More bands to be announced.
Path of Resistance (featuring founding members of Earth Crisis) will be flying out to California for four shows in November. The first date announced is Saturday, November 4th at The Showcase Theatre in Corona, CA with First Blood, xDeathstarx and Force of Change. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, but can be purchased directly at the Showcase Theatre box office immediately.
A re-formed Path Of Resistance will be releasing a new album in 2006. The outfit, which was formed by members of Earth Crisis, released an album in 1996 prior to disbanding. The group will enter Castle Recording Studios in Utica, NY in early-December to record a new album. The effort is tentatively slated for an April release via Victory Records.
Freya, consisting largely of ex-Earth Crisis members, has issued an update:
It's been a busy time for Freya. Dennis Merrick, formerly of EXC, has joined us and played his first show in Ogdensburg NY. The band sounds stronger than ever. We had a great response and are looking forward to playing there again next year. We had some awesome shows with If Hope Dies, Enough is Enough, Yesterday Tomorrow, and Number 2. Look for some show dates with freya and If Hope Dies this winter/spring.
Karl just got back froma tour with A Perfect Murder where he filled in on vocals. They toured throughout Quebec and Ontario with Tears From the Sky. Karl had a great time with APM and is thankful for all the kind words from the fans he met up there. While in Canada he met with Mercedes from Kittie. Her company, Poison Black, Now sponsors Freya as well as Motive Clothing Company and Eblood from Europe.
Straight edge legends Damnation will be recording in the next couple of months, and Karl will be doing some guest vocals with Mike DC. Earth Crisis toured the States with them back in the day and we had an awesome time together. Erick has recently recorded the former members of American Nightmare's new band as well as White Out and The Unholy.
This winter PETA2 will be having a benefit festival in Boston. So far the roster is Shadows Fall, First Blood, and Freya. The Struggle to Survive video we did with them has recently reached its 100,000 mark and is going into its second print this month.
We are finishing writing songs for the new album and will tour after "Lift the Curse" is released.
Canada's A Perfect Murder spent a good portion of February in New Jersey at Trax East studios recording their Victory Records debut with Eric Rachel. Recording has been completed and the album, entitled "Unbroken," will hit streets in July. The record will consist of fourteen new songs and features a guest vocal appearance from former Earth Crisis, current Freya frontman, Karl Buechner. According to the band, the album is "a lot more faster, a lot more brutal, [and has] a lot more "old metal" feeling."
Featuring past and present members of such well known hardcore acts as MADBALL, HATEBREED, EARTH CRISIS, MERAUDER, and SKARHEAD, RAG MEN have launched an online player In preparation for their self-titled debut album, to be released by Eulogy Recordings February 17th. The player streams two songs that prove this supergroup will devastate all in their path.
Check out the RAG MEN player here.