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.
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.