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Miami, Florida's biggest metalcore act Poison the Well have announced via myspace that they, as a band, have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus.
The band commented by saying: "So, after twelve years of being a band, countless tours around the world and records being released, we have made the decision to take some time to explore other interests in our lives. We’ve all reached a point where we feel like we need to take a step back from the band and pursue other things. [Poison the Well] has been an all encompassing, full time thing for such a long period that this isn’t an easy thing to do. We want to thank everyone who has supported us in anyway, whether it be buying a record or a shirt, to the occasional robbery from time to time. Once again, thanks for everything and we couldn’t have done any of this without you."
Poison The Well announced their plans to headline some shows in Australia. No supporting bands are yet known.
10/20/09 Amplifier Bar, Perth
10/21/09 The Gov, Adelaide
10/22/09 The Corner Hotel ( 2 shows 18 and under @ 4pm and 18+ @ 8pm)
10/23/09 Manning Bar, Melbourne
10/24/09 The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
All tickets will be on sale on Monday Aug. 24th.
Poison The Well announced they plan to hit the road with Billy Talent for a US tour.
Tour dates are as follows:
USA w/ Billy Talent
9.15 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's
9.16 Chicago, IL Metro
9.18 St. Paul, MN Station 4
9.19 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
9.20 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
9.22 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
9.23 Seattle, WA El Corazon
9.25 San Francisco, CA Slim's
9.26 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
9.27 Pomona, CA The Glass House
9.30 Dallas, TX The Loft
10.2 St Louis, MO Pops
10.3 Columbus, OH The Basement
10.5 Baltimore, MD Recher Theatre
10.7 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10.8 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
10.9 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Solid PR announced today that Poison the Well released a video for "Exist Underground," a song off their latest album "The Tropic Rot." You can watch it after the jump. More...
Kenosha, WI's Lazarus A.D. have come a long way in the last year, having re-released The Onslaught through Metal Blade and touring US and Canada with the likes of Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and most recently Testament and Unearth. Lazarus A.D. will now be taking their energetic and enthralling stage show overseas to the fans at Japan's infamous Loud Park festival! Bassist/vocalist, Jeff Paulick, describes being invited to play as “an unbelievable honor” and the band is unanimous in their excitement about doing a festival of this magnitude this early in their career. Also confirmed so far for this year's Loud Park also are Poison The Well, Napalm Death, Arch Enemy, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer and the legendary Judas Priest.
Lead guitarist Dan Gapen sums it up: “All I can say is wow. I am so honored to play a festival of such magnitude. I can't wait to experience the Japanese culture…Sake anyone?!?!”
Lazarus A.D.'s touring onslaught will continue in just a few short weeks with label mates, Bison b.c. and Woe of Tyrants, on the Baptized In Beer tour.
Baptized In Beer
Tour w/ Bison b.c., Barnburner
07/08 Vancouver, BC Biltmore no Barnburner w/ Bogus Tokus
07/09 Kelowna, BC Habitat
07/10 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
07/11 Calgary, AB Dickens
07/13 Banff, AB Wild Bills
07/14 Saskatoon, SK Amigo's
07/15 Regina, SK The Exchange
07/16 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Hotel
Tour w/ Bison b.c.
07/17 St. Paul, MN Triple Rock
07/18 Mokena, IL Pearl Room
07/19 Sandusky, OH Underground
Bison b.c., Woe Of Tyrants
07/21 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
07/22 Nashville, TN The Muse
07/23 Jackson, MS Club Fire
07/24 Fayetteville, AR The Gypsy
07/25 Amarillo, TX War Legion Underground
07/26 Ft Worth, TX Ridglea Theater
07/27 Window Rock, AZ Day Customs
07/28 Tempe, AZ Club 910
07/29 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
07/30 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
07/31 San Jose, CA VooDoo Lounge
08/01 Portland, OR Ash St Saloon
08/02 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Florida's Poison The Well have just premiered the first track off their new album "The Tropic Riot," entitled "Cinema," on their Myspace. They are offering a pre-order special that comes with a specially designed shirt. "The Tropic Riot" is scheduled to release July 7th. You can see a few upcoming tour dates after the jump.
British heavy metal gods Judas Priest has been confirmed as the headliners for Japan's Loud Park Festival. The event takes place between October 17th and 18th in Tokyo. Other bands on the bill include Slayer, Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, Fair Warning, Outrage, Poison The Well and Lazarus A.D. with more to be announced soon.
In addition to the previously announced 30+ Sidewaves already announced, Poison The Well, Every Time I Die and Evergreen Terrace will join Dillinger Escape Plan for two Soundwave side shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
The first, on February 24th, is a licensed all-ages gig at the Forum in Sydney. Tickets are available from this Friday, January 23rd, at Moshtix and Ticketek.
The Melbourne show will be one night later on February 25th, at the Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda. Tickets go on sale on January 23rd through OzTix.
Miami, Florida based Poison The Well has completed work on their latest album, "II/III" which was produced by Steve Evetts. The album will be released on January 20th and is made up of unreleased songs from the "Versions" sessions.
The tracklisting is as follows:
Almost as highly anticipated as the Soundwave line-up proper, the "Sidewaves" side shows allow people the opportunity to see their favorite bands twice while they're in the country - as long as you live in Sydney or Melbourne.
Tickets for all side shows go on sale on Tuesday, January 6th.
The Sidewaves for 2009 will be:
New Found Glory / Hellogoodbye / Say Anything / Ace Enders (The Early November)
Tuesday, February 24th — Manning Bar, Sydney (licensed all ages)
Tickets from Ticketek (132 849), the venue (9563 6000) and Utopia Records.
Wednesday, February 25th — Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets from the venue (9427 9198) and Missing Link Records.
Anberlin / Chiodos / Silverstein / Finch
Wednesday, February 25th — UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney (licensed all ages)
Tickets from Ticketek (132 849) and Utopia Records.
Thursday, February 26th — The Palace, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets from Ticketek (132 849) and Missing Link Records.
Devildriver / Lacuna Coil / 36 Crazyfists / All That Remains
Wednesday, February 25th - The Forum, Sydney (licensed all ages)
Tickets from Moshtix and Ticketek (132 849).
Poison The Well / Every Time I Die / Evergreen Terrace
Wednesday, February 25th - The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets from OzTix.
Goldfinger / Valencia / Riverboat Gamblers
Thursday, February 26th - The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets from OzTix. Tickets for the previously re-scheduled Corner Hotel show remain valid for this show.
Miami's Poison the Well, who recently announced they have begun recording their upcoming full-length for Ferret Music due out in May 2009, has announced a bunch of tour dates for 2009.
Poison the Well also recently announced they'll be heading overseas to tour on the Soundwave Music Festival in Australia, followed by a European tour with friends and label-mates, 36 Crazyfists, and have just released their first of three new 7-inch releases for Ferret, entitled "I / III."
Here's the tracklist for I / III
1. New Fast
2. Purple Sabbath
"I / III" was produced by Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Louström at the Factory, the octagon and Tonteknik recording Umea, Sweden, and was mixed and mastered by Pelle Henricsson and Tonteknik recording Umea, Sweden.
Here are the upcoming tour dates: More...
Miami, Florida based Poison The Well has announced that they have begun recording their new full length album which will be released through Ferret Music in May 2009. However, band member J Robbins will not be a part of the recording process due to a family emergency. In his place will be Steve Evetts, who's resume includes Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die and Kid Dynamite.
Miami, Florida based act Poison The Well has announced that they will be releasing three 7" vinyls containing new material in preparation for their new studio album, which is expected to be released in May 2009. All new material on the EPs are taken from the recording of the bands 2007 album, "Versions."
The first 7" will simply be entitled "I/III" and will be released on November 11th through Ferret Music. It will also have a special pre-order package will include a poster and t-shirt.
The two tracks featured on the first release are as follows:
1. New Fast
2. Purple Sabbath
Poison The Well has announced that they will be heading into the studio this November to record a new studio with producer J Robbins (Clutch, Modern Life Is War, Against Me.) The album will be the follow up to 2007's "Versions" album and will likely be released in May of 2009.
The official bill for the 2009 Soundwave festival in Australia has been recently released. The festival will visit five of Down Under's major cities (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) starting in Brisbane on the 21st of February and finishing up Perth on the 2nd of March, 2009. Limited pre-sale tickets will be made available for $110 (Australian) via registering at the Soundwave Festival website.
The bands definitely ready to rock out so far are Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Scars On Broadway, Lamb of God, Alkaline Trio, Billy Talent, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Face To Face, In Flames, Rival Schools, Anberlin, Every Time I Die, Devildriver, Funeral For A Friend, Less Than Jake, Poison The Well, Madina Lake, New Found Glory, From First To Last, Bedouin Soundclash, Hellogoodbye, Finch, Goldfinger, The Subways, Say Anything, Chiodos, Silverstein, Saves The Day, Lacuna Coil, 36 Crazyfists, Straylight Run, Evergreen Terrace, Minus The Bear, Moneen, Ace Enders, (The Early November), I Am The Avalanche, Jaguar Love, Unearth, Bayside, Emery, Houston Calls, The Audition, Attack In Black, Innerpartysystem, Valencia, In This Moment, Alesana, The Riverboat Gamblers, HORSE The Band, Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster.
The dates for the Fest are as follows:
Saturday 21 February – Brisbane - RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Sunday 22 February – Sydney - TBA
Friday 27 February – Melbourne - Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, Melbourne
Saturday 28 February – Adelaide , Bonython Park, Port Rd, Adelaide
Monday 2 March - Perth - Steel Blue Oval, Bassenden, Perth
Tickets go on sale from the following dates:
Brisbane: Thurs 9 Oct @ 9am
Sydney: Fri 10 Oct @ 9am
Melbourne: Sat 11 Oct @ 9am
Adelaide: Sun 12 Oct @ 9am
Perth: Sunday 12 Oct @9am
Poison The Well is roughly halfway through the writing process for their next album. The band recently demoed seven new songs and is currently working on three more, with plans to ultimately have 10-12 songs on the new album.
Bradley Clifford had the following to say about the new material: "Being a new dude, I was a little nervous about how everything was going to be when it came time to write, wondering what music would come out of us and if we'd all be on the same page. I'm very happy to say it's straight-up fucking awesome. It doesn't sound like any other PTW records, but it sounds like a great next step. I don't know how to describe it... the closest comparison I have is saying it sounds like music made by a vampire crust punk wearing a cutoff jean jacket with spikes and a giant Crass patch on the back, headbanging to darkly romantic 50s music while on his way to the beach for a surf party."
In related news, last week Clifford suffered a broken collarbone in a bike accident and will be in a sling for 4-6 weeks.
While no well-versed metalhead would ever consider the ambient sounds of SPYLACOPA to be "metal" by any stretch of the imagination, there are good reasons why news of a debut release from a band that unites members from so many noteworthy metal bands to be of importance. Although this slowly developing project has been Brooklyn-based former CANDIRIA guitarist John LaMaccia's baby since the band disbanded few years ago, the project has accumulated a cast of cohorts over the course of its life that have turned it into a kind of supergroup of sorts. As of now, SPYLACOPA consists of LaMaccia, Greg Puciato of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, Julie Christmas of MADE OUT OF BABIES and BATTLE FOR MICE, Jeff Caxide of ISIS, (and formerly Chris Hornbrook of POISON THE WELL). Their debut EP will be independently released on November 4 in an extremely limited pressing.
In SPYLACOPA, LaMaccia and friends are delving even further into the atmospheric and decidedly "non-metal" aspects that makes their respective bands so unique within their sphere of music. SPYLACOPA approaches electronic music from a much different point-of-view than is typical for the genre, and as such they layer their songs with a brooding intensity that is not very different structurally from the heavier sounds of their other bands. Although SPYLACOPA has much more in common with artists such as MASSIVE ATTACK or LUSTMORD than the likes of DEP, ISIS, MADE OUT OF BABIES, or CANDIRIA, there is a different kind of rage and a chaos subliminally present within the music that makes it a great listen for even a casual fan of these musicians. Either way, it's an interesting experiment that might give you a better perspective of what is inspiring the artists in all these bands right now. If you're interested in hearing more, check out the band at their MySpace page.
Poison The Well will head to South America in August for a few shows. Here are the latest dates:
08/06 Quito, Ecuador @ El Aguijon
08/07 Bogota, Colombia @ Downtown
08/09 Santiago, Chile @ Galpon Victor Jara
08/10 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Hangar
Following their upcoming spring tour dates, Poison The Well will return home to begin writing material for a new album. The group hopes to record the effort this fall, with an early-2009 release through Ferret Music expected.
Poison The Well will headline a handful of shows immediately after their tour with Killswitch Engage. Here are the latest tour dates:
5/30 Spokane, WA @ The Boulevard
5/31 Boise, ID @ The Venue
6/1 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
6/3 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
6/4 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
6/5 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
6/6 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
6/7 Cordova, TN @ Skatepark of Memphis
6/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/12 Orlando, FL @ The Social