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Miss May I

From: Dayton, OH, United States
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Latest Miss May I News

Below is our complete Miss May I 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.

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Miss May I Issues Statement About Fan Death

Miss May I has issued the following statement about fan dying after attending a live show on May 3rd:

"As many of you will have heard, Alberto Scott, a Miss May I fan in attendance at our Webster Hall show on Saturday night tragically died.

"We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear this news. We are awaiting a full report from the New York Police Department. In the meantime, we'd ask that all your thoughts and prayers be with his family.

"We have been made aware of a webpage that is raising funds to help pay for his funeral costs. We will be making a contribution and we'd strongly urge others to do so at this location."

Several sites have reported the death was caused by a stage-diving accident, while others have stated Scott collapsed during the show and that stage diving was not involved. Further details will be announced as they are made available.

Miss May I's latest album "Rise Of The Lion" is out now and can be heard in full below. More...

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Miss May I Streaming Full Album

Miss May I released new album, "Rise Of The Lion," yesterday in North America via Rise Records. In celebration, the band is streaming the entire album now via YouTube - check it below!

"Rise Of The Lion" is Miss May I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). The fan letters the band has received over the years were the inspiration for the tracks on "Rise Of The Lion," and each track is written from the perspective of those fans or responses to them.

Miss May I is also kicking off the “Up Close and Personal” headline tour before heading out on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Miss May I Offering Song For Download

Right now you can download a brand new track from Miss May I, titled "Refuse To Believe," via the band's website here.

"Refuse To Believe" is the third track to be released from the band’s upcoming release "Rise Of The Lion," hitting stores in North America on April 29th, 2014 via Rise Records. Miss May I frontman Levi Benton comments:

“I'm really excited to be giving people the chance to download ‘Refuse To Believe.’ We wanted to give all the dedicated Miss May I metalheads something nice and heavy as a thank you for all their support. It's one of my favourite songs on the record and definitely one of the heavier songs on the album!”

You can also check out the previously posted "Echoes" video in the player below. More...

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Miss May I Releases "Echoes" Video

Miss May I, which will be performing on the 2014 edition of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival (get full details here), has a new music video out now.

Check out "Echoes" below, which comes from upcoming album "Rise Of The Lion." The new album is due for release on April 29th via Rise Records. he album's track listing is as follows:

1. Refuse To Believe
2. Lunatik
3. Gone (see the video clip here)
4. Echoes
5. You Want Me
6. Tangled Tongues
7. Hero With No Name
8. Darker Days
9. The End Of Me
10. Saints, Sinners, and Greats More...

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Mayhem Festival 2014 Lineup Revealed

The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has now revealed the lineup for the 2014 tour, which kicks of July 5th and will feature four stages.

The lineup will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810 and Erimha.

Dates are as follows:

July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Ballroom ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK TASTE OF MAYHEM
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion More...

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Miss May I Posts New Album Breakdown

Miss May I will release new full-length album "Rise Of The Lion" in North America on April 29th, 2014 via Rise Records.

In advance of its release, the band just released a track-by-track guide to the record, featuring snippets of each song and frontman Levi Benton and bassist/backing vocalist Ryan Neff talking through each track. Check it out below.

"Rise Of The Lion" is Miss May I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). Pre-order info is available at this location. You can also catch the band live:

4/29 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
4/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
5/1 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
5/2 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
5/3 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
5/4 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
5/6 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
5/18 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range More...

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Miss May I Releases New Music Video

Ohio 5-piece metalcore act Miss May I is getting ready to release forthcoming album "Rise Of The Lion" via Rise Records on April 29th, 2014.

This album serves as a follow up to the 2012 release "At Heart." The band has been working on the album with Seattle-based producer Terry Date (Bring Me The Horizon, Smashing Pumpkins) at Studio-X.

You can also now check out the new music video for "Gone" in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Refuse To Believe
2. Lunatik
3. Gone
4. Echoes
5. You Want Me
6. Tangled Tongues
7. Hero With No Name
8. Darker Days
9. The End Of Me
10. Saints, Sinners, and Greats More...

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Miss May I Announces New Album

Following 2012 album "At Heart," Miss May I is gearing up to release new album "Rise Of The Lion."

This new album is set to hit stores in North America on April 29th, 2014 via Rise Records (April 28th in the UK, April 25th in Australia). This is Miss May I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon).

This Thursday, February 27th, the band will launch the first single from "Rise Of The Lion," titled "Gone," as well as official album pre-orders. The track listing will be as follows:

1. Refuse To Believe
2. Lunatik
3. Gone
4. Echoes
5. You Want Me
6. Tangled Tongues
7. Hero With No Name
8. Darker Days
9. The End Of Me
10. Saints, Sinners, and Greats More...

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Battlecross To Tour With Killswitch Engage

Battlecross has announced the band will join Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and Miss May I on a run through the U.K. and Ireland, which kicks off in Dublin on January 29th, 2013.

It will be the Detroit outfit's first outing there and the band is looking forward to it:

"Battlecross is so stoked to hit the UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I as our first overseas tour ever and thank them for having us on this awesome tour!

"What an honor it is to share our first UK experience with these bands and we're ready to thrash with you, our new friends! Thank you all who have been waiting so patiently for Battlecross to come overseas, and we promise that it will be worth the wait!

"Expect nothing less than swift hard kick in the arse from our live show and hope you like us enough to have us back very soon. Can't wait to rage and have a pint or four with our UK fans! Until then, please hit up our website and send us a message with your email address so we can stay in touch and meet up before, during and after the show AND We'll write you back! Please keep checking the Metal Blade UK page for updates and giveaways until then!!"

01/29 DUBLIN – The Academy
01/30 BELFAST – The Limelight
02/01 MANCHESTER – Academy
02/02 LONDON – Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
02/04 GLASGOW – O2 Academy
02/06 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
02/07 SOUTHAMPTON - Guildhall

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Testament And More Added To Aftershock Fest

An expanded band lineup has been announced for the second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival.

Additions to the Northern California summer rock festival - September 14 and 15 at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento - include Sunday co-headliner Five Finger Death Punch, along with Testament, Filter, Miss May I, Thousand Foot Krutch, Love And Death, We As Human, Eye Empire, Gemini Syndrome, Girl On Fire, and Butcher Babies.

"We're excited to take the new albums out on the road so fans can hear some of the new music live,” says Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody. “And what better way to kick off our fall tour than with a massive festival like Aftershock?"

The updated daily band performance lineup for Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival is as follows:

Saturday, September 14
Korn, Megadeth, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, Buckcherry, Testament, In This Moment, Steel Panther, P.O.D., Pop Evil, Thousand Foot Krutch, Otherwise, Love And Death, We As Human, Heaven’s Basement, Girl On Fire, Nothing More

Sunday, September 15:
Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Halestorm, HIM, Falling In Reverse, All That Remains, Filter, Device, Miss May I, SOiL, Airbourne, Eye Empire, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Winner TBA

Bands will perform one of the festival’s three stages: Monster Energy Main Stage East, Monster Energy Main Stage West and the Ernie Ball Stage. Details and ticket info can be found at this location.

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Killswitch Engage To Host Fan Chat Today

Roadrunner Records group Killswitch Engage is currently traversing the country on the “Disarm The Descent Tour,” accompanied by special guests Miss May I, Darkest Hour, The Word Alive and Affiance.

The tour lineup was originally to include As I Lay Dying, but the band dropped off the tour after front man Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife.

In celebration of the U.S. headline run Jesse Leach, front man of Killswitch Engage, will participate in a live YouTube chat today, Tuesday June 11th at 1:00PM ET. For the live chat Jesse will be joined by his tour mates: Levi Benton of Miss May I, John Henry of Darkest Hour, Telle Smith of The Word Alive, and Dennis Tvrdik of Affiance.

Killswitch Engage will be posting a link to the live chat on the band's official Facebook page once it is live at 1:00PM ET. Fans will then be able to join in on the live Q&A with all four vocalists and can leave questions for them in the comments section of the video post.

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Killswitch Engage Announces Headlining Tour

Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts-based hard rockers Killswitch Engage – singer Jesse Leach, guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, bassist Mike D'Antonio, guitarist Joel Stroetzel and drummer Justin Foley - have announced the first headline tour in support of new album "Disarm the Descent," which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #1 on the Hard Music Chart.

The tour will feature support from As I Lay Dying and Miss May I, with Affiance opening. Tickets go on sale on April 12 or April 13, depending on the market.

"Everyone in the Killswitch family is excited to get out on our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record," Leach said. "We are hitting some great cities and have a great mix of songs from every era of Killswitch as well as of course a handful of new ones."

Leach continued, "We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal As I Lay Dying. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band Miss May I. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level."

Bassist Mike D. concurred, saying, "We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in As I Lay Dying! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage -- you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That's right, 'CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis' is surely imminent." More...

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More Bands Announced For NEM&HF 2013

The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan.

A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order to help a few of the bands get to and from NEMHF this year. This year the tour unifies Expire, Alpha & Omega, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues, and Antagonist A.D. on a ten-date assault leading up to their individual performances at the festival.

Stated promoter Scott Lee on the formation of this built-in tour: “We are really proud of this year’s lineup, and to bring these bands together leading up to it. The tour includes Expire who played last year, California powerhouse Alpha & Omega, Power Trip who is an up-and-coming hardcore band from Texas, and Twitching Tongues. We're also very excited to have Antagonist A.D. from New Zealand; they are the band coming from the farthest away for the fest. Pretty happy to have them; we love putting foreign bands on the bill!” More...

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Miss May I Releases New Music Video

Ohio-based metalcore act Miss May I has posted a new video for "Day By Day," which comes off of the band's latest release "At Heart," released through Rise Records. The group will also be headlining this fall's Alternative Press tour alongside The Ghost Inside, Like Moths to Flames, The Amity Affliction, and Glass Cloud. Dates are available below.

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Miss May I Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Troy, OH’s Miss May I is getting ready to hit the road on The AP Fall Tour 2012, sponsored by PeterSaysDenim, next Tuesday, October 16th. In celebration of the tour kick off, the band will be unveiling a new music video for the track "Day By Day" very soon.

You can now get a sneak peek fix of the video, as Altpress.com just leaked an exclusive new behind-the-scenes look at the video shoot, which you can view at this location.

For the upcoming tour dates Miss May I will receive direct support from California's The Ghost Inside, melodic metal act Like Moths To Flames, Australia’s modern metal quintet The Amity Afflication, and up-and-comers Glass Cloud. Dates are as follows: More...

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Miss May I Joining Asking Alexandria On Tour

Troy, OH’s Miss May I will head out with headliners Asking Alexandria on an upcoming South American tour this Thursday, September 20th. Support will come from Chelsea Grin. The tour will kick off in Porto Alegre, Brazil and Miss May I will finish up on September 29th in Bogota, Columbia. See below for all current tour dates.

Miss May I also recently announced an upcoming headlining position on Alternative Press Magazine’s annual fall tour. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Miss May I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters The Ghost Inside, melodic metal act Like Moths To Flames, Australia’s modern metal quintet The Amity Affliction, and technical metal up-and-comers Glass Cloud.

Miss May I's most recent album, "At Heart," was released on June 12th, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week. Check out a lyric video for the song "Ballad of a Broken Man" at this location. More...

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Miss May I Releases New Lyric Video

Rise Records metal act Miss May I has released a lyric video for "Ballad Of A Broken Man," which comes off the band's latest release "At Heart" (reviewed here). The Troy, Ohio based act released the album in June to strong Billboard charting positions, debuting at #3 in US Hard Rock, #5 Us Independent, and #12 US Rock. The clip is available below, or you can also watch the previously posted video for "Hey Mister" at this location.

The band recently wrapped up its summer on the Vans Warped Tour for the second straight year and will be heading out this fall headlining the AP Tour with The Ghost Inside, Like Moths To Flames, The Amity Affliction, and Glass Cloud. Dates can be seen after the jump.

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Miss May I Reveals Details For AP Fall Tour

Troy, OH’s Miss May I recently posted a fourth official Vans Warped Tour video update. The band has also announced its upcoming headlining position on Alternative Press Magazine's annual fall tour, The AP Tour Fall 2012, sponsored by PeterSaysDenim. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November.

The tour also includes The Ghost Inside, Like Moths To Flames, The Amity Affliction, and Glass Cloud. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:00AM local venue time and will be available by visiting this location. Dates are as follows:

10-16 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10-17 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10-18 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
10-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10-20 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10-21 Baltimore, MD @ The Recher Theatre
10-23 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10-24 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
10-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10-28 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10-30 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10-31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11-01 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11-03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
11-04 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11-06 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11-07 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-08 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11-09 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11-12 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
11-13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
11-16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
11-17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11-21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11-23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11-24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

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Miss May I Posts Vans Warped Tour Update

Troy, OH’s Miss May I has just posted a fourth official Vans Warped Tour video update, which can be viewed below. In addition, PureVolume.com has posted a video with responses to reader questions personally hand-picked and answered by singer Levi Benton, asked directly by other Warped Tour fans. Check out that video at this location.

Miss May I recently announced an upcoming headlining position on Alternative Press Magazine’s annual fall tour, The AP tour Fall 2012, sponsored by PeterSaysDenim. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Tour dates will be announced soon. Miss may I will receive direct support from California's The Ghost Inside, melodic metal act Like Moths To Flames, Australia’s modern metal quintet The Amity Affliction, and technical metal up-and-comers Glass Cloud.

Miss May I’s most recent album, "At Heart," was released on June 12th, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

8/04 -Redmond, WA (Seattle) @ Marymoor Park
8/05 -Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront More...

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Miss May I Posts Music Video For "Hey Mister"

Ohio metalcore act Miss May I posted a new music video for the track "Hey Mister." The song will appear on the band's new album "At Heart," which is scheduled for release on June 19, 2012 through Rise Records. The band is scheduled to play on the Vans Warped Tour! which starts in a couple of weeks. For dates and venues, head over to this location.

Check out "Hey Mister" here:

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