Poison The Well
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Poison The Well has announced a string of headlining dates to prepare for the release of their new full-length Versions. Joining them on this run is Long Island, NY's This Is Hell and experimental noise-core unit, The End. This is Poison The Well's first tour since last summer's STRHESS TOUR with Shadows Fall and first since recording their upcoming album for Ferret Music, Versions to be released this April. Speaking on the forthcoming trek drummer, Chris Hornbrook says "We're excited to hit the road and get a chance to shake our rust off and debut our new material to fans. We chose the opening bands based on their diversity of sound with ours and think kids will get a full package to enjoy." Joining members Hornbrook, Ryan Primack (guitar) and Jeffrey Moreira (vocals) will be their touring line-up of Mike MacIvor (formerly of Candiria) and Brad Clifford (of Since By Man).
Versions is the band's first release since 2003's You Come Before You on Atlantic Records, which sold over 130,000 copies in the U.S. Heading from their tropical home in Ft Lauderdale/Miami FL to Umea Sweden, the band recorded with the production team of Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Lovstro who recorded You Come Before You as well as classic albums by The Refused, Breach and others. Primack describes it as having many more colors and nuances than previous work. "The songs are pretty open ended and there's a lot of unique instrumentation in the background throughout such as Mandolins, slide guitar, horns and banjo." Primack who plays all of the unexpected instruments on the disc adds "this is not out of the blue, we actually started to add these elements to the last album but we didn't have time to flesh them out like with Versions. It's going to be a really different sounding album in hardcore, well as different as you can be in hardcore nowadays."
Continuing to keep the public updated on their every musical move, Poison The Well have posted an update regarding the tracking of their new album Versions:
We finished all the tracking for our new record this past Friday. Everything is coming out great and we couldn't be more happy with the way the songs have taken shape. It took us around ten days to lay all the basic tracks down and another two weeks to do vocals and over dubs. All together we have around 24 songs to choose from. There is around fifteen that we're going be considering for the record. The record it self will contain ten to twelve tracks. The remaining songs will be used for B-sides. Tomorrow starts day one of mixing which will take a few weeks to finish up and after the new year it will be mastered.
The band announced last month that they'd signed to Ferret Records after leaving Atlantic Records in June, three years after releasing You Come Before You through the label.
Poison The Well has signed with Ferret Music. The group is currently in Sweden recording their new album, titled "Versions." The effort is tentatively scheduled for an April release. Meanwhile, Poison The Well is expected to begin touring again in early-2007.
Poison The Well have returned to Sweden to continue recording their next full-length. The group is again working with producers Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Lövström. The band has issued the following statement:
"We've made the very long trek from Miami, Florida to Umea, Sweden. Right now we're trying to fight jet lag and not really sure what time it's because it's dark all the time. Once again will be working with the Swedish duo, Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Lövström (Refused, Cult of Luna). We start moving into the studio on Monday, an old town hall/barn on the edge of town where we will being doing all the basic tracking (drums, bass, and guitar) and right after that we will be moving into Tonteknik Recording Studios to finish up with overdubs, vocals, mixing and mastering. In total we should be here for about 6 weeks. We're pretty excited to finish this record up and expecting to have a release date early next year."
As rumored, Poison The Well has finally parted ways with Atlantic Recordings, with whom they released one album. The group is currently in the process of solidifying a deal with a new label, stating, "it won't be a major label but a large indie instead." Poison The Well's new album should be completed in November, with a tentative release planned for early-2007.
Zao has been added to the last two dates of the Strhess tour which includes, Poison the Well, Suffocation, Shadows Fall, and It Dies Today. Dates with Zao are as follows:
August 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
August 12 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Dates have been announced for this year's Strhess tour which will feature Shadows Fall as headliners. Also, Poison the Well, It Dies Today, Still Remains, Darkest Hour, Bury Your Dead, Himsa, Suffocation, and Throwdown will be featured as support acts. Dates are as follows:
July 12 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
July 13 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
July 15 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
July 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagle's Club
July 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
July 19 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
July 21 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy
July 22 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
July 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
August 1 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
August 2 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
August 7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
Last year marked the inaugural Sounds of the Underground tour, which saw 17 of the best and most brutal metal acts around traverse the U.S. and Canada in what proved to be a very successful alternative to the more commercial Ozzfest. The tour hit the parking lot of the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on July 2nd, 2005, and with it came almost 5000 fans. Metal bands like A Life Once Once Lost and Strapping Young Lad hammered out their sets alongside hardcore acts like Madball and Throwdown in the sweltering 95+ degree midday heat. As the sun began to set, stalwarts like Chimaira, Poison the Well and From Autumn to Ashes played well into the darkness. All of the passion and power of that day is captured in Sounds of the Underground Live: Vol. 1, which will hit streets on June 20th.
DRT Entertainment will be releasing the DVD which documents the day's festivities, complete with performances from 16 of the 17 artists who participated in the tour. Along with over 90 minutes of performance footage, the DVD also features vignettes on every band on the tour, along with a host of hilarious 'guest interview' segments from members of GWAR, Every Time I Die and Throwdown. The DVD was filmed by Doug Spangenberg of Highroller Studios (Lamb of God's Killadelphia).
Featuring live performances from:
All That Remains
A Life Once Lost
High on Fire
Strapping Young Lad
Every Time I Die
Poison the Well
From Autumn to Ashes
Lamb of God
Details have begun to materialize for this summer's Strhess Tour 2006. The trek will kick off in July, with Shadows Fall returning as the headlining act (they headlined Strhess 2004). The tour also features Poison The Well in the direct support slot in addition to It Dies Today and Still Remains, with other acts such as Darkest Hour, Bury Your Dead, Himsa and Suffocation joining the tour in select markets. Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair had the following to say regarding the tour:
"Finally Shadows Fall will be hitting the road this year! After months of being trapped in the practice space we are really looking forward to getting back onstage. It looks like this will be the only tour we will be doing this year in support of our new album, Fallout From The War, so we urge everyone to do their best to make it out before we head back into the studio to begin work on the next album. We plan on busting out new tunes from the Fallout record and dusting of a few old tunes and adding them back into the set list. We are very excited to be part of the Strhess tour once again. The first one was a blast and we are honored that Derek Hess and all the people at Strhess have decided to invite us back. Hope to see you all there."
Underoath are now planning a tentative June 20th release date for their new album. In the meantime, the band have announced their dates with Poison The Well, As Cities Burn, Since By Man and Spitfire, here's the stops:
May 03rd Columbia, SC - Headliners Mainstage
May 04th Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
May 05th Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
May 06th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
May 09th Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
May 10th Greensboro, NC - Greene Street
May 11th Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
May 16th Jackson, MS - The Capri Theatre
May 18th Fayetteville, AR - The Music Hall
May 20th Springfield, MO - The Oasis
May 22nd Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
May 23rd Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
May 25th Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection Lounge
May 27th Kettering, OH - The Attic
May 28th Lexington, KY - Oleika Shriner's Temple
May 29th Nashville, TN - Rocketown
May 30th Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
More tour dates have been released for the upcoming tour featuring POISON THE WELL, HORSE THE BAND, THE FALL OF TROY, and CRITERIA:
March 15 - Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
March 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
March 18 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
March 21 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House
March 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
March 23 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
March 24 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
March 25 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
March 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
March 27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
March 29 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
March 30 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis
March 31 - Sauget, MO @ Pop's
April 1 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 2 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
April 4 - Detriot, MI @ Majestic Theatre
April 5 - London, ON @ Call The Office
April 6 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
April 7 - Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
April 8 - Quebec City, QC @ Anti Sk8 Parc
April 10 - Boston, MA @ Axis
April 11 - Levittown, NY @ Ritual
April 12 - Randolph, NJ @ Obsessions
April 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
April 14 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
April 15 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
April 18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 19 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
April 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
April 22 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
April 24 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
April 25 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
The first batch of dates for the upcoming Poison The Well, The Fall Of Troy, Horse The Band, and Criteria tour have been revealed. Here are the dates:
3/21 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
3/22 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
3/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/24 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/25 Boise, ID @ The Venue
3/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
3/27 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
3/30 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis
4/1 Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/2 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
4/4 Detriot, MI @ Majestic Theatre
4/10 Boston, MA @ Axis
4/15 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
4/17 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
4/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Poison The Well are currently planning to resume recording material for their next album around late January, with hopes to begin touring in support of it in March. A summer release date is expected. For more on that, check here.
Poison The Well have revealed that their new album will likely be available a bit later than they had previously anticipated. The group recorded the material for the album this spring in Sweden, but will apparently keep writing more material. Here's a statement from the band:
"We thought we where going to be done with [the album] but figured that we have the opportunity to spend more time on it, we might as well do it. We want to deliver the best record we can make and also feel like working more and writing more will make the record better. We expect it to be out sometime next year. I know a lot of you wanted it to be out sooner but don't fear it will get out and it will be something special. We promise this."
Deftones, A Perfect Circle and Cave In are among the bands featured on an upcoming tribute album to Failure. Melissa Auf Der Maur and Poison The Well are also involved. The record will be released by the Renfield label.
The countdown is on. Three weeks from now the North American Continent will be hit with a five week musical storm - The Sounds Of The Underground Tour launching June 25th in Lowell, Mass.!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb Of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds Of The Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour - this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
This history making tour features 26 shows in 31 days; bringing 22 of todays heaviest and most hard core underground musical performers to the forefront. This fan friendly event is keeping ticket prices very low, under $30.00 per ticket in most markets. The tour delivers Lamb Of God, Opeth, Gwar, Clutch, Poison The Well, Every Time I Die, Chimaira, A Life Once Lost, Throwdown, Unearth, Norma Jean, DevilDriver, From Autumn To Ashes, Madball, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, All That Remains, Terror, The Red Chord, Nora and Fear Before The March Of Flames to arenas all summer long.
Even more for the fans: SotU special Tour Program insert will be in every issue of Revolver magazine on the newsstands in June; with additional limited edition copies of this tour program on heavy stock paper to be distributed at each show.
Also available now and all summer long at Hot Topic is the exclusive DVD/CD Box Set specially priced at $9.99; featuring videos and songs from every band on the tour as well as other favorites from the labels who bring you the SotU tour and also contains a trailer of Lamb Of God's new "Killadelphia" DVD (June 21 Epic Records).
Tickets are still available thru the website where surcharges on tickets are much cheaper, also the website lists many surcharge free box office available locally.
Initial routing for the upcoming Poison The Well, Lords, Twelve Tribes, and Crime In Stereo tour has been disclosed. Here you go:
8/18 Frseno, CA/Lancaster, CA
8/19 Sacramento, CA
8/20 Bakersfield, CA
8/21 Pomona, CA
8/23 Tuscon, AZ
8/24 Albuqerque, NM
8/25 Oklahoma City, OK
8/26 Springfield, MO
8/27 Little Rock, AR
8/28 Birmingham, AL
8/29 Nashville, TN
8/30 Columbia, SC
8/31 Winston-Salem, NC
9/1 Baltimore, MD
9/2 Farmingdale, NY
9/3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Allentown PA
9/4 Providence/New Haven
9/5 Albany, NY
9/6 Syracuse, NY
9/8 State College, PA
9/9 Akron, OH
9/10 Grand Rapids,MI
9/12 Columbia, MO
9/13 Omaha, NE
9/14 Ft. Collins, CO
9/15 Colorado Springs, CO
9/16 Salt Lake City, UT
9/18 Reno, NV
9/19 San Luis Obispo, CA
Poison The Well have now begun recording their next album. The group is currently in Umea, Sweden (with producers Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Lovstrom) recording vocals for the effort's first batch of songs. The album will feature twelve tracks, and according to the band, "it's been a very awesome, unique experience so far." The current session will be finished at the end of this month, with PTW going back to the studio in early-June to resume recording. Neither title, nor release date for the record have been announced thus far.
I didn't think this was a secret or anything, but LAMB OF GOD has been confirmed as the headliner for 2005 SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND TOUR!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds of the Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour- this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
Joining LAMB OF GOD will be:
POISON THE WELL
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
EVERY TIME I DIE
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
HIGH ON FIRE
A LIFE ONCE LOST
ALL THAT REMAINS
THE RED CHORD
FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES
Sounds of the Underground 2005 Tour Dates are as follows:
6/25 - Lowell, MA - Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
6/28 - Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 - Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 - Portsmouth, VA - Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 - Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 - Montreal, QC - Stade Uniprix
7/04 - Mississauga, ON - Arrow Hall
7/05 - Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
7/07 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Theatre @ Target Center
7/08 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
7/10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Village
7/12 - Atlanta, GA - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
7/15 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
7/28 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/29 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
7/31 - Denver, CO- Universal Lending Pavilion