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Milwaukee based metalcore outfit Misery Signals celebrated the 10th anniversary of the album "Of Malice and the Magnum Heart" with the Malice X tour, playing shows in select cities in August.
Due to popular demand from fans, the band is back for round two on the West Coast announcing a show at the Glasshouse Theater in Pomona, CA on December 19th, 2014. Malice X features the original lineup of Ryan Morgan, Branden Morgan, Kyle Johnson, Stu Ross, and Jesse Zaraska.
Bassist Kyle Johnson had this to say: “After doing the first run of the Malice X dates I think it made us realize just how important it was for kids to be able to see this version of Misery Signals. So many had missed it in its original incarnation. There seemed to be a bit of an outcry that we didn’t include California as a destination on the last run. We managed to find a weekend in December that worked out so we jumped at the opportunity.”
Along with the special appearance in California, Misery Signals will be joined by seminal hardcore band, Taken, to the show as direct support. Vocalist Ray Harkins commented:
“I wish Misery Signals was around when Taken was regularly touring. When I first listened to their demo/EP I felt an immediate kinship to what they were doing, blending heavy music and melodic guitar into something unique. A few months later, the guitarist Stu Ross sent a very heartfelt and sincere email about how much Taken had meant to him. From that point on a friendship was formed and I continued to love what Misery Signals did throughout their musical career. We can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys for the first time, and hopefully not the last.” More...
Milwaukee metal band Misery Signals created quite a frenzy last week when the band announced via social media that it would be hitting the road with the original line-up to celebrate the tenth anniversary of debut album "Of Malice and The Magnum Heart."
The band is now thrilled to reveal the complete itinerary for the Malice X tour. The 8-show tour, which sees original members Jesse Zaraska, Kyle Johnson, Ryan Morgan, Stu Ross, and Branden Morgan performing the debut album in its entirety, will kick off in Vancouver, BC on August 13th at The Biltmore Cabaret and will wrap up in Toronto at The Opera House on August 2rd3. For full tour information see below.
Bassist Kyle Johnson had this to say: "Malice was written and released at such a critical time in our lives as musicians. After the disbanding of 7 Angels 7 Plagues and the Compromise accident, there was a lot of emotion in the air in the Misery Signals camp. We were able to capture that raw emotion and create Of Malice and the Magnum Heart in response to those events. It’s the single most important musical release of our lives. I'm thrilled to have an opportunity to shake up those old feelings once more, ten years later, with the very people who made it possible."
08.13.14 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
08.14.14 – Calgary, AB – Broken City
08.15.14 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
08.18.14 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
08.19.14 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
08.20.14 – Milwaukee, MN – The Rave Bar
08.22.14 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater
08.23.14 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House More...
Milwaukee based metalcore band Misery Signals has unveiled the full upcoming album, "Absent Light," with a stream of the entire record today. Check out the album through the YouTube playlist below.
The band’s fourth studio album, and first in five years, is scheduled for release on July 30th and can be pre-ordered here.
"Absent Light" was produced by Greg Thomas and Ryan Morgan, mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die), and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, High On Fire). More...
With less than two weeks to go until the release of Misery Signals' new album "Absent Light," the band has now premiered a second song from the record called “Lost Relics” today courtesy of ArtistDirect.com. Check out the song below.
"Absent Light" is due for release on July 30th, 2013 and can be pre-ordered now through the band at this location.
Hot off the heels of the debut of the first released track “Luminary,” Misery Signals unleashes all hell upon unsuspecting fans with latest song, “Lost Relics.” Produced by Greg Thomas and Ryan Morgan, mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die), and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, High On Fire), "Absent Light" features eleven torrential tracks that reign down with unyielding intensity.
Misery Signals just kicked off the "Absent Light" album release tour yesterday in New York and will continue to break necks in the pit through mid-August. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Misery Signals has premiered a new song called “Luminary," taken from the "Absent Light" album, today via MetalSucks.net. Check out the track here or in the player below.
Ryan Morgan of Misery Signals comments on the track: "Luminary may be the most relentless song we've ever written. It's about the anguish and confusion of losing a guiding light in your life."
The band’s fourth studio album, and first in five years, is scheduled for release on July 23rd and can be pre-ordered now at this location.
“Luminary” is one of eleven torrential tracks on "Absent Light," which was produced by Greg Thomas and Ryan Morgan, mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die), and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, High On Fire).
Misery Signals will kick off the month long "Absent Light" album release tour on July 9th in New York and will culminate in Regina, SK on August 11th. More...
After five long years since the group's last release, Milwaukee metal band Misery Signals will return on July 23rd with "Absent Light." Today, the band has officially announced the album title, release date, album artwork, and upcoming record release tour in July and August.
Foregoing the traditional record label release model, Misery Signals launched an Indiegogo campaign in March to work directly with fans to crowd fund the new album by offering unique funding packages that included handwritten lyrics, vinyl box set, music lessons, listening parties and more. By May, the band had not only reached the funding goal, but had surpassed it by double the original amount.
"We were floored by the excitement from the people supporting the album,” guitarist Ryan Morgan says. “It's a good feeling to have an audience matching the enthusiasm we are putting into it's creation - and they haven't even heard it yet! It'll all come together when they get to hear how insane this album is."
Catch the band live: More...
Australia's Far West Battlefront has released a new song online titled "Abaddon," which can be heard below. The band commented:
"Here it is, 'Abaddon' featuring Karl Schubach of Misery Signals, from our debut album 'Chapters'! spread that shit like wildfire and ENJOY!"
"Chapters" was recorded with Roman Koester, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström, and features artwork done by Grindesign.
THQ is giving away 25,000 digital promotional copies of the exclusive soundtrack for the new video game Homefront on a first come / first served basis. Submit your email address here to receive an email confirmation with a link to download your copy.
The track listing is as follows:
War Ensemble - As I Lay Dying
Fight the Power - The Dillinger Escape Plan feat. Chuck D
Uprising - iwrestledabearonce
War Pigs - The Acacia Strain
One - Periphery
Fortunate Son - The Ghost Inside
For What It's Worth - Winds of Plague
Us and Them - Misery Signals
Masters of War - Arsonists Get All the Girls
War - Oceano
Sunday Bloody Sunday - Veil of Maya
Canadian progressive death metal act Solace, featuring Misery Signals frontman Karl Schubach, has posted a new studio video online. The video documents the recording of the band's debut full length release titled "Call & Response." "Call & Response" is set for release sometime in mid-2011. You can view the studio video below:
A song from Solace's debut 3 song EP can be streamed below. The track is entitled "Our Father."
Unearth, which recently split with Derek Kerswill, has now issued the following update about recruiting a new touring drummer:
"Branden Morgan of Misery Signals will be helping us out behind the kit on our upcoming European run on the Persistence Tour. Branden is a great drummer and has been nailing all the tunes in rehearsal. Everyone headed to the Persistence Tour can expect Unearth to be as solid as ever during this run. See you all in a month!"
The upcoming tour dates are as follows:
03.12. Deinze - Brielpoort (Belgium)
04.12. Dresden - Messe Dresden (Germany)
05.12. Vienna - Gasometer (Austria)
06.12. Berlin - Astra (Germany)
07.12. Stuttgart - Filharmonie Filderstadt (Germany)
08.12. Rouen - Le 106 (France)
09.12. Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
10.12. Würzburg - Posthalle (Germany)
11.12. Mülheim a.d. Ruhr - RWE Halle (Germany)
12.12. Eindhoven - Klokgebouw- Speed Fest (Netherlands)
Lowtalker, the Canada based band featuring members of Comeback Kid and Misery Signals, have announced a new batch of tour dates spanning across North America. THe new tour dates are in support of the band's debut 10" LP titled "People Worry About Everything."
Lowtalker tour dates:
August 25 – Holland, MI - Holland Park Theater
August 26 – Welland, ON - Welland Club Richelieu
August 27 – Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee’s
August 28 – Montreal, QC - Absinthe – w/o Snips
August 29 – Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
August 30 – London, ON - Call The Office
August 31 – Buffalo, NY - Club Diablo
September 1 – Cincinnati, OH - TBA
September 2 – Chicago, IL - The Beat
September 4 – Milwaukee, WI - The Borg Ward
September 5 – Minneapolis, MN -The Beat
Deftones and CharityBuzz have now launched the final new batch of items for the Benefit For Chi Auction. These include guitars, autographed and donated by:
Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine
Trent Reznor / NIN
Plus other cool rarities, including artwork from Brandon Boyd of Incubus, plus autographed gear from My Chemical Romance, Trivium and Fall Out Boy.
FC Records is offering items from from Burning Empires (the new project from members of Misery Signals, Fall Out Boy, and 7 Angels 7 Plagues), merch from FC Records, an Autographed Drum Head from Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy/BE, and a Misery Signals merch package.
The Number Twelve Looks Like You has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe at the end of August this year. Joining them on the trek will be Misery Signals and Your Demise.
"I hope all the European gongoots are ready to get their first fuckin’ taste of some fuckin’ Jersey goombahs,” spewed front man Jesse Korman. “It’s our first time EVER touring overseas, so after 7 years, we’ve got quite the huge built up load to splooge all over Europe. Very aroused, very excited."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Starting May 19, THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD TOUR will kick-off in Waterloo, Ontario. The tour features headliners Misery Signals, alongside Haste The Day, Dead And Divine, Architects, and
Sights & Sounds. The latest tour dates are as follows:
May 19 - Fubar Nightclub - Waterloo, ON, CAN
May 20 - The MOD Club - Toronto, ON, CAN
May 21 - Call The Office London, ON, CAN
May 22 - Johnny B’s - Whitby, ON, CAN
May 23 - The Chubby Pickle - Windsor, ON, CAN
May 24 - Red Rooster - Burlington, ON, CAN
May 25 - The Jubilee Centre - Sudbury, ON, CAN
May 28 - Garrick Centre at The Marlborough - Winnipeg, MB, CAN
May 29 - The Exchange - Regina, Saskatchewan
May 30 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB, CAN
May 31 - Better Than Fred’s - Grand Prairie, AB, CAN
June 2 - Habitat - Kelowna, BC, CAN
June 3 - The Plaza Club - Vancouver, BC, CAN
June 4 - Sugar Nightclub - Victoria, BC, CAN
June 5 - Nanaimo Royal Canadian Legion - Nanaimo, BC, CAN (without Haste The Day)
June 6 - Avalanche Bar & Grill - Courtenay, BC, CAN (without Haste The Day)
June 7 - Merlin’s - Whistler, BC, CAN
June 9 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB, CAN
June 10 - University Ballroom - Student Union - Lethbridge, AB, CAN
June 11 - Louis’ Pub - Saskatoon, SK, CAN
June 13 - C2 (formerly Warp 9) - Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
June 15 - Level 3 - St. Catharine’s, ON, CAN
June 17 - Underworld - Montreal, PQ, CAN
June 18 - The Casbah at The Imperial Theatre - Quebec City, PQ, CAN (without Haste The Day)
June 19 - Babylon - Ottawa, ON, CAN (without Haste The Day)
June 20 - Time to Laugh Comedy Club - Kingston, ON, CAN (without Haste The Day)
Misery Signals has dropped off the remaining tour dates with Bring Me The Horizon. Misery Signals vocalist Karl had been ill and his doctor recommended that he take 2-3 weeks off to heal.
Karl sent out a bulletin explaining the problem:
"First of all, I want to start off by properly thanking each and every one of you who has messaged me and wished me on a fast road to recovery. The feedback and concern shown by you guys really gives me a drive to get my ass back up to par. I've been home for almost a week now.
I've been in and out of Doctor's offices and Emergency Rooms, and this is what they've concluded:
"I do NOT have MONO.....sort of. Apparently I've had mono over the course of this past year without even knowing it (which would explain me being exhausted 24 hours a day) but that wasn't what was acting up. Finally after my throat swelled up to the point of potential closure, I dragged my ass to the emergency room. After several blood tests and an I.V. put in my arm to re-hydrate me, the doctor plain and simply told me that tonsillitus was causing the severe infection to my throat (imagine having a golf ball with razor blades sticking out of it lodged in your throat), nose and ears.
"Estimated recovery time: 2-3 weeks.
"So there you have it. Sorry to all the kids that came out to the remainder of the Bring Me The Horizon tour hoping to see us there. This was completely unexpected, and now that I've explained my current situation, you can understand why we took precautions."
Comeback Kid had such a blast on the Through The Noise Canadian Tour that they have decided to take the tour to an international level this April with guests Misery Signals, Bane, Architects and Outbreak in Europe.
Here are the newly announced "Through The Noise" European tour dates featuring COMEBACK KID with Misery Signals, Bane, Architects and Outbreak: More...
On October 17th at the Babylon Night club in Ottawa, Ontario, Karl Schubach the lead singer of Misery Signals spoke to PureGrainAudio about their most recent album "Controller," their video for "A Certain Death," their collaboration with Fall out Boy and much more.
Read the full article at PureGrainAudio.com.
During the morning of Thursday, Oct. 23rd, Comeback Kid had their van and trailer stolen outside their hotel in Montreal while on the "Through The Noise Tour." After driving to Montreal following a show in Drummondville, PQ, the band checked into their hotel at 2:30am and parked the van in a public lot. When they returned to the lot the following afternoon to go to the venue, the van was gone.
“We called around to make sure the van hadn’t just been towed,” said guitarist Jeremy Hiebert “and once we realized what had happened, we just tried to deal with it.” In addition to their van and trailer, the band lost all of their gear and merchandise, as well as their personal belongings.
While some people would be deterred by such an incident, Comeback Kid just forged on. Using borrowed gear they played Thursday night in Montreal, headlining the Through The Noise Tour with Misery Signals, Bane, Out Break, Shai Hulud and Grave Maker. They will finish the tour with dates in Toronto, London, Guelph and Hamilton before returning home and resting up before a South American tour in November.
In January ARCHITECTS will tour the UK with very special guests Misery Signals and A Textbook Tragedy. This is just another leg in their string of relentless touring in support of recent releases.
ARCHITECTS, Misery Signals, A Textbook Tragedy The Hollow Crown UK Tour 2009:
10.01.2009 Yeovil - The Orange Box
11.01.2009 Plymouth - White Rabbit
12.01.2009 Exeter - Cavern
13.01.2009 Newport - TJs
14.01.2009 Birmingham - Academy
16.01.2009 Liverpool - Barfly
17.01.2009 Manchester - Academy 3
18.01.2009 Leeds - Rios
19.01.2009 Glasgow - Cathouse
21.01.2009 Edinburgh - Studio 24
22.01.2009 Newcastle upon Tyne - Academy 2
23.01.2009 Sheffield - Corporation
24.01.2009 Stoke On Trent - Sugarmill
25.01.2009 Peterborough - The Park
26.01.2009 Norwich - Waterfront
27.01.2009 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
29.01.2009 Oxford - Academy
30.01.2009 London - LA2 *
31.01.2009 Brighton - Concorde 2 *
* also w/ Your Demise + Special Guest
Determined to complete a tour with no car accidents, illnesses, or other distressing turmoil and ready to brave the road once again for the upcoming Thrash And Burn Tour, ARSIS bassist Noah Martin checks in to bring us up-to-date on tour preparations and the band’s newest addition:
“We’re really pumped about this tour. I don’t think there’s anything that will prevent us from finishing it. [Lead singer/guitarist] Jim [Malone]’s over his pneumonia. He’s been working out and running, and he feels better than ever. We even have new management that’s helping us move forward. They’re AMAZING. Hopefully our tour laminates will come with a lucky rabbit’s foot! [laughter] Right now we’re going over to [Anthrax singer] Dan Nelson’s place to rehearse for about three days before the Thrash And Burn tour starts. Our new drummer is Shawn Priest from Idaho. All the best drummers are coming outta nowhere from the Midwest! We screened him through his video on YouTube, and when we hooked up, he learned ‘We Are The Nightmare’ in a day and a half. We’re REALLY excited about this. We’re gonna have new drum parts in our songs off the new album. It’s gonna be WAY thrashier, more in-your-face. ‘Servants To The Night’ has been added to the set list because of Shawn. We’d like to keep him on as full-time, so we’ll see how he does on this tour. His flight to New York got delayed and he had to sleep in the airport, but he took it like a champ, so he’ll fit right in, putting up with a bunch of bullshit right from the start! [laughter] We’ll see if we can get him to drink boxed wine. First post on Blabbermouth gets a free beer at one of our shows!”
The video to the title track off of We Are The Nightmare recently received an outpouring of fan votes on MTV2's "Your Vote Counts" for inclusion on the next episode of Headbangers Ball. View the trailer to We Are The Nightmare’s bonus DVD here. An ARSIS live show photo gallery can be viewed at the Metal Fanatix website.
The Thrash And Burn North American tour features Darkest Hour (headliner), Parkway Drive, Misery Signals, Winds of Plague, Stick to Your Guns, Arsis, Abigail Williams, Arsonists Get All the Girls and After The Burial. The tour dates are as follows: More...