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In The Midst of Lions

From: St. Louis, MO, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete In The Midst of Lions 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.

In The Midst Of Lions Calling It A Day

St. Louis act In The Midst of Lions has posted the following announcement online about deciding to call it a day:

"Hello everyone! We are so so sorry for how long it has taken us to update you all on the situation with the band.

"After our last tour in November of 2011 ended we came home with intentions of resting up and heading back out on the road on the 'Kingdom Days' tour in April of 2012. Unfortunately, the long break from tour along with some other opportunities for a couple of the band members meant that 2 of our members were leaving the band. This caused us to cancel our April tour for the remaining members to decide what our next step was.

"After a few months of no decisions and lack of motivation to catch 2 new members up to speed we decided to call it quits and see where the Lord would take us in our own lives individually.

"We are truly sorry that we took so long I update you all. If we have any farewell tour shows or even a tour in the future we will update you all immediately.

"God bless you all and thank you for the support through the years! We truly appreciate all your support!"

You can still check out the band's music over at the In The Midst of Lions Facebook profile here.

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In The Midst Of Lions Video Interview Available

Bryan Stars Interviews has posted a new video interview online with Matt Janssen and Jake Mitchell from In The Midst of Lions during the Thrash & Burn Tour. Check out the video clip in the player below.

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Black Friday Heavy Metal Deals Revealed

Looking for some quality metal for yourself or as a gift this holiday season? Many bands, labels, and music retailers currently have Black Friday and holiday sales going online for a variety of metal bands. Here's this year's roundup of Black Friday heavy metal and hard rock deals:

Instrumental metal act Odyssey is offering the "Schematics" EP as a free download Wednesday and Thursday only. Snag the digital download of the EP via the Odyssey Bandcamp page.

Savage Messiah has made the new album "Plague of Conscience" available online for free download. Download the album through Earache Records.

Mudvayne is offering a deal on merch through this location that lets fans order any three t-shirts for $40.

From today through this coming Sunday (11/20), Crucial Blast is offering a 10% off discount for any order placed through here or here over $25.00 by using discount code NOVCOMINGFIRE.

Hells Headbangers has a variety of special offers running, such as 10 CDs for $50 or three CDs for $15 on select titles. Check out the deals running right now at this location.

Throughout the month of November, Amazon is offering select MP3 albums for $5. While most of the titles aren't from metal bands, there are a handful of releases that may be of interest for metal fans, such as albums from In Flames, Volbeat, Suicide Silence, and more. See what's available by clicking here.

Xtreem Music has a deal running through the end of the month where all black metal cassette and CD titles available are 20% off. Check out the list of available titles here.

Every weekday until December 2nd, Relapse Records is offering one album for a mere .21 cents (with the purchase of an additional regular priced album). The album changes each day, and the offer today (Wednesday) is for Mastadon's "Leviathan." Head over to Relapse.com to check out each day's offer. More...

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In The Midst Of Lions Streaming New Song

Christian metal act In The Midst Of Lions has posted a new song online titled “Cry Of The Oppressed” via the band's Facebook page. Click here to check out the newtrack.

In the Midst of Lions' new album “Shadows” will be released on November 22nd, 2011. A limited run of vinyl has been made for the album with 150 copies on gold vinyl and 350 on white vinyl. Pre-orders are available at this location.

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Thrash And Burn 2011 Tour Dates Announced

Come this November, Winds of Plague will be hitting the road with Chelsea Grin, As Blood Runs Black, For the Fallen Dreams, Upon a Burning Body, In the Midst of Lions, Like Moths to Flames, and Volumes for the "Thrash & Burn" 2011 tour.

In regards to this upcoming trek, Winds of Plague's Johnny Plague (vocals) comments: "We are very excited that our first US headlining tour in support of our new record 'Against The World' will carry the Thrash & Burn brand. In my opinion, this year's lineup is one of the heaviest lineups I've seen in a while. Each band will deliver their unique brand of crushing metal, and it will prove to be one hell of an evening for fans of heavy music. Our set will consist of an even balance of songs between our three records. We are pulling out all the stops for this tour--if you have seen us before, you've never seen us like how we will be on this tour."

The dates are as follows:

11/10- San Diego, CA @ Soma (no FTFD)
11/11- Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/12- Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
11/13- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/15- St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/16- Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/17- Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
11/18- Detroit, MI @ Harpos
11/19- Dayton, OH @ The Attic
11/20- Louisville, KY @ TBA
11/21- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/22- St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
11/23- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
11/25- Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
11/26- Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/27- Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/28- New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/29- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/30- Portland, ME @ TBA
12/01- Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights w/ HATEBREED (WOP, CG, ABRB only)
12/02- Montreal, QC @ Tulipe
12/03- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/04- Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
12/05- Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
12/07- St. Louis, MO @ TBA
12/08- Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
12/09- San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/10- Dallas, TX @ Unsilent Night Fest
12/11- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
12/12- Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
12/13- Austin, TX @ Emo's East
12/14- El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

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Bury Your Dead Announces U.S. Headline Tour

Bury Your Dead has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek is set to come from Evergreen Terrace, For The Fallen Dreams, In The Midst Of Lions, Thick As Blood, Hundredth, Betrayal and Murder Death Kill. You can view the full list of dates, cities, and venues below.

06/28 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
06/29 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
06/30 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
07/01 Dayton, OH – The Attic
07/02 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
07/03 St Paul, MN – Station 4
07/05 Chicago, IL – TBA
07/06 Cedar Falls, IA – TBA
07/08 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
07/09 Dallas, TX – Fat Daddy’s
07/10 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
07/11 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
07/12 El Paso, TX – Club 101
07/13 Tucson, AZ – Skrappy’s
07/14 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
07/15 San Diego, CA – Soma
07/16 Lancaster, CA – Pioneer Event Center
07/17 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
07/19 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
07/21 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
07/22 Boise, ID – The Venue
07/23 Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
07/24 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
07/25 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
07/27 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Supercenter
07/28 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
07/29 Charleston, SC – Oasis
07/30 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
07/31 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
08/01 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock

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In The Midst of Lions Reveals New Tour Dates

In The Midst of Lions has revealed the dates for its forthcoming co-headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from This Or The Apocalypse, Your Memorial and No Bragging Rights. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/07 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
03/08 Grand Rapids, MN – The Ground Floor
03/09 Sioux Falls, SD – Bonnies Bar
03/10 Wichita, KS – Eagles Lodge
03/11 Waco, TX – VLC Waco
03/13 Montgomery, AL – Lakewood Center
03/15 Linthicum, MD – St Christophers
03/16 Richmond, VA – Jaxx
03/17 Lynchburg, VA – Crosspoint Venue
03/18 Virginia Beach, VA – Club Relevant
03/19 Lemoyne, PA – Championship
03/20 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
03/21 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
03/22 Portage, IN – Camelot Arena
03/23 Springfield, IL – Blacksheep Cafe

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Facedown Fest Lineup Announced

Details have been announced for the forthcoming edition of Facedown Fest. The 2011 edition of the festival will be taking place at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on April 8th and 9th, 2011 with the following artists set to perform:

April 8th:
War Of Ages
A Plea For Purging
Hands
Onward To Olympas
My Epic
Your Memorial
Hope For They Dying
Messengers

April 9th:
For Today
In The Midst Of Lions
Overcome
Call To Preserve
A Hope For Home
Take It Back!
As Hell Retreats
Gideon
Saving Grace
The Burial

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Atticus Metal Tour Bands And Dates Revealed

Atticus Black clothing has revealed the bands and dates for its forthcoming third annual "Atticus Metal Tour." The full line-up includes co-headliners Darkest Hour and Born Of Osiris with support coming from As Blood Runs Black and The Human Abstract. Norma Jean, In The Midst Of Lions, Stick To Your Guns, Sleeping Giant, and This or the Apocalypse will perform as special guests on select dates. You can view the full list of date, cities and venues below:

Feb. 25 - Washington, DC - 930 Club (DARKEST HOUR CD-release show)
Feb. 26 - Virginia Beach, VA - Skate High
Feb. 27 - Greensboro, NC - Greene St
Feb. 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
Mar. 01 - Joliet (Chicagoland), IL - Mojoes (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 02 - Sauget (St. Louis), IL - Pop's (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 03 - Covington, KY - The Madhatter (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 04 - Detroit, MI - Harpos (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 05 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 06 - St. Paul, MN - The Station (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 07 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose
Mar. 08 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
Mar. 09 - Colorado TBA
Mar. 10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound (w/ NORMA JEAN, STICK TO YOUR GUNS)
Mar. 11 - Reno, NV - The Alley
Mar. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Mar. 13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar. 15 - Boise, ID - The Venue
Mar. 17 - Santa Clara, CA - The Avalon (w/ SLEEPING GIANT)
Mar. 18 - Modesto, CA - Seasons Hall (w/ SLEEPING GIANT)
Mar. 19 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove - California Metalfest V
Mar. 20 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Mar. 22 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee Theatre
Mar. 24 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
Mar. 25 - Dayton, OH - The Attic
Mar. 26 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club (w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE)
Mar. 27 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights (w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE)

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As Blood Runs Black Posts New Song Online

AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK has posted a new track, “Resist,” on their Facebook. The song comes off the band's new album, "Instinct," which is set for a Feb. 15th release via Mediaskare Records. The band is currently headlining a tour across North America with Thick As Blood, Burning The Masses, In The Midst of Lions, I The Breather and King Conquer in the support slots.

Lech (drums) and Nick (bass) comments, “The reaction we have been receiving from fans over these past few months has made us extremely excited to unveil our new material live. We feel fortunate to see some familiar faces, as well as making new friends in each city we play. It means the world to us that after all these years, through thick and thin - it was always you guys that kept us going."

“We chose to release the song 'Resist' first because we feel it incapsulates the essence of the new album as a whole and is prime example of where we come from, where we are now and where we're going. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and look for us on tour throughout 2011. See you all soon.” More...

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I The Breather Announces New Shows

I The Breather has just announced a December tour with As Blood Runs Black, Thick As Blood, In The Midst of Lions, and more. The tour kicks off on 12/2 at the Whisky in Hollywood, CA. The currently confirmed I The Breather shows are as follows:

11/12 The Nitty Gritty w/ We Are Defiance, The Great Commission Rancho Cucamonga, California
11/13 Epicenter w/ IMPENDING DOOM, We are Defiance, The Great Commission Sand Diego, California
11/16 El Cien w/ We are Defiance Armarillo, Texas
11/17 Marquee Theatre w/ We Are Defiance Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/19 The Madhatter w/ We are Defiance Covington, Kentucky
11/20 The 7 Venue BBQ FEST 5 Douglasville, Georgia
12/2 The Whisky Hollywood, CA
12/3 Soma San Diego, CA
12/4 VVew Victorville, CA
12/5 Nile Phoenix, AZ
12/6 Gators Farmington, NM
12/7 The Fusion Factory Albuquerque, NM
12/8 Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
12/9 El Torreon Kansas City, MO
12/10 Pop's St. Louis, MO
12/11 Harpos Detroit, MI
12/12 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
12/13 Emerson Theatre Indianapolis, IN
12/14 The Muse Nashville, TN
12/15 Sector 7G Augusta, GA

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In The Midst of Lions Posts New Music Video Online

Christian deathcore act In The Midst of Lions has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "The Machine" which appears on the band's 2010 release "The Hearts Of Man." "The Hearts Of Man" was released on August 3rd, 2010 through Facedown Records.

You can view the video below:

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Oceano Announces Headlining Tour

Oceano has announced the first dates for the "Contagion Across The Nation" tour (presented by Outburn Magazine). This is the Billboard-charting deathcore act's first solo headlining run in North America as well as the band's first tour after the release of the new album, "Contagion." Support with come from Chelsea Grin, Attila, In the Midst of Lions, and Monsters. The currently announced dates are as follows (with more to be announced soon):

11/5 Detroit, MI @ Hayloft
11/6 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
11/8 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/9 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront
11/10 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
11/11 Providence, RI @ Jerky's
11/12 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
11/13 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/14 Richmond, VA @ The Hat Factory
11/17 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
11/19 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
11/20 Dallas, TX @ Rail Club
11/22 Wichita, KS @ Oz Cafe
11/23 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/24 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/27 West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre

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Free Sixty Track Compilation Available

Derelict has issued the following announcement about appearing on the free "Sounds To Destroy The Masses" compilation:

"www.thenewreview.net has released it's 1 year anniversary compilation, called Sounds To Destroy The Masses. Derelict, along with label mates Odium and Misguided Aggression, are featured with close to 60 other heavy artists. The comp is completely free, so go to this location to download it. Also of note, Eric and Max both write reviews for The New Review. Find archives of all their posts in the 'staff' section of the website."

Other bands appearing on the compilation include Cephalic Carnage, Rikets, Skinlab, Hell Within, Chelsea Grin, and more.

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"Scream the Prayer" Tour Details Revealed

Details behind the third annual "Scream the Prayer" tour have been released. "Scream the Prayer" is a touring metal and hardcore festival featuring an all Christian line up.

Confirmed Bands for "Scream the Prayer III" are as follows:

MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER
BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART
A PLEA FOR PURGING
FOR TODAY
IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
HUNDREDTH
THE COLOR MORALE
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
I THE BREATHER
THE GREAT COMMISSION

Currently announced dates include:

July 2 – Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
July 3 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
July 4 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
July 5 – Orlando, FL @ Lyrica
July 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
July 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
July 8 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
July 9 – Houston, TX @ The Warsaw
July 10 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
July 11 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
July 12 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
July 13 – Memphis, TN @ The Arbor
July 17 – Omaha, NE @ Grace University
July 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
July 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Wool Warehouse
July 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
July 24 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
July 25 – Orangevale, CA @ Retro
July 27 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
August 3 – Dayton, OH @ The Attic
August 6 – Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
August 7 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
August 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

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I the Breather Signs With Sumerian Records

Baltimore based Christian hardcore band, I the Breather, have just announced thier signing with Sumerian Records. Their debut as yet untitled album is set for release in the fall.

I the Breather is also set to take part in the third annual "Scream the Prayer" tour featuring an all Christian line-up. Confirmed Bands for "Scream the Prayer III" are as follows:

MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER
BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART
A PLEA FOR PURGING
FOR TODAY
IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
HUNDREDTH
THE COLOR MORALE
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
I THE BREATHER
THE GREAT COMMISSION

Currently announced dates include: More...

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In The Midst Of Lions Signs To Facedown Records

Facedown Records has issued the following statement about inking a record deal with Christian deathcore act In The Midst of Lions:

"We are very happy to announce the signing of In The Midst Of Lions. Last summer ITMOL released their debut album 'Out Of Darkness' on Strike First Records and since that release they have proven themselves with through non stop touring and the ability to create incredible music. They will be recording this Spring with Jamie King (For Today, Between The Buried And Me) for a Summer 2010 release. Make sure to check out ITMOL on the road now with The Crimson Armada and be on the lookout for spring touring plans to be announced very soon for them."

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In The Midst Of Lions Signs To Strike First

Strike First Records has issued the following statement about signing a record deal with Christian deathcore band In The Midst of Lions:

"We are happy to welcome In The Midst Of Lions to the Strike First Records family of bands. Their debut album “Out Of Darkness” will be out on May 26 and you can pre-order it now in our online store. Check out a new song on the bands myspace. In The Midst Of Lions will be playing at Cornerstone Festival this summer on the Anchor stage as part of the Facedown / Strike First day there, so stay posted for all the info on that and keep your eyes out for more ITMOL tour dates.

"In the Midst of Lions play vicious deathcore in the service of a higher power. A mixture of fast-paced tech metal and melodic worship, their music can be compared to such contemporaries as The Faceless, Meshuggah and Veil of Maya, with the addition of the fact that ITMOL packs a serious spiritual punch. Our generation is in dire need of a savior. It has become trendy to cast out our Lord, we are here to bring the truth. ITMOL's truth comes under the guise of death metal laced with explosive breakdowns and inspirational live shows."

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