Sick of it All
From: New York City, NY, United States
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
In celebration of the band's 25 year anniversary, hardcore act Sick Of It All will be releasing "Nonstop," an album of re-recorded classics. The album will be available on November 1st, and the band has now teamed up with Lambgoat.com to premiere "Built To Last," the first song available off the 20 track disc.
"We had a great time re-recording some of our favorite classics. Done the old school way, 20 songs recorded and mixed in 4 days!" Says Vocalist Lou Koller. "What better way to kick it off than with the new, rawer, heavier version of 'Built To Last'? Hope you like it. Let the trash talking begin!"
The re-recorded song "Built To Last" can be heard by heading over to Lambgoat's website at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Clobberin’ Time
2. Injustice System!
4. Scratch The Surface
5. Us Vs. Them
6. The Deal
7. Just Look Around
9. World Full Of Hate
10. Pushed Too Far
11. GI Joe Headstomp
12. Never Measure Up
13. Chip Away
16. My Life
17. Friends Like You
19. No Labels
20. Built To Last
American heavy metal oufit Machine Head has been confirmed as the latest band for Germany's largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, which will take place between August 2nd - 4th in 2012. Machine Head will be releasing their new studio album, "Unto The Locust" on September 26th in Europe with a North American release date of September 27th to follow. This will be their first album since 2007's highly acclaimed, "The Blackening."
The Wacken lineup is now as follows:
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
American hardcore legends Sick Of It All have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th. The band will be releasing a new record entitled, "Nonstop" on November 1st, which will consist of twenty re-recorded songs.
The lineup is now as follows:
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All have announced that they will be releasing a new record entitled, "Nonstop" on October 31st in Europe through Century Media Records. The album will consist of twenty songs from the band's catalogue, which have been re-recorded by the band to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Speaking about, "Nonstop," drummer Armand Majidi stated:
"This whole thing is partially because of working with Tue Madsen - the man who has finally made SOIA sound the way we should in the studio."
The band added: "It was a fun recording session, and a relatively easy one because we're so used to playing so many of these songs live. They're like second nature. Most of these songs make their way into our live sets all the time, so they're current - they reach new ears and are constantly refreshed by their exposure to a brand new audience. It's not like they had to be dusted off. We changed tempos mostly and some of the arrangements, but we didn't want to do anything too drastic. We wanted to keep most of the songs true to the originals, but with a more powerful sound that we feel makes them all they can be."
The tracklisting is as follows: More...
The lineup for this year's edition of the Black N Blue Bowl event has been revealed and boasts some of the biggest names in hardcore music. You can check out the list of bands below. The concert will take place on May 28th at Webster Hall in New York City.
The lineup is as follows:
Gorilla Biscuits (Headliners)
Sick Of It All
Down To Nothing
No Turning Back
Volbeat has issued the following announcement about an upcoming Italian show with System of a Down and Sick of it All:
"For the first time in years, the tour bus heads south to Italy for a quadruple gig with System Of A Down, Sick Of It All and The Damned Things!
"The event takes place at the Arena Concierti Fiera in Milan on June 2. Tickets are not yet available, but stay tuned for updates on Facebook.
"In addition, we’re proud to announce our arrival in Luxemburg, France and Belgium during the summer! Check out the tour calendar for time and place – Hey, summer, please hurry up!"
New York based hardcore act Sick Of It All released the band's latest album "Based on a True Story" last year and have since been touring in support of the release. The band is now putting together a 25th anniversary show set to take place in New York City at Webster Hall on March 26th, 2011. Century Media Records commented on the show:
"Make sure you are there to witness these hardcore heavyweights in what is sure to be a defining night in their storied career. Sick Of It All have pulled out all of the stops on this show and are happy to announce that support will be provided by very special guests Snapcase alongside Brooklyn’s finest, Merauder, and Razorblade Handgrenade from New Jersey. Tickets for the show go on sale February 11th! Don’t miss it!
"‘Based on a True Story’ is the ninth overall studio album from Sick Of It All and was recorded with producer Tue Madsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. This vicious slab of hardcore punishment is available now on Century Media Records. Century Media would like to congratulate Sick Of It All on an amazing 25-year career and look forward to a bright future with these truly legendary musicians!"
Canadian hardcore punk act Comeback Kid has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of South America. The tour will reach six cities in four different countries and will feature support from Sick of it All. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
3/12/2011 - John Bull Music Hall - Curitiba, BR
3/13/2011 - Carioca Club - Sao Paulo, BR
3/15/2011 - Galpon 11 - Rosario, AR
3/16/2011 - Teatrito - Buenos Aires, AR
3/17/2011 - Teatrito - Buenos Aires, AR
3/18/2011 - Barranco Bar - Lima, PE
3/20/2011 - Teatro Metro - Bogota, CO
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All has announced its first tour dates for 2011, which includes a midwest run with main support from Outbreak. Alpha & Omega will also be on all dates, in addition to Bitter End, who will be appearing on the Texas dates. The dates are as follows:
1-12 @ Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
1-13 @ Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
1-14 @ Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
1-15 @ Headliners - Toledo, OH
1-16 @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL
1-17 @ Firebird - St. Louis, MO
1-19 @ Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
1-21 @ Knickerbocker's - Lincoln, NE
1-22 @ The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
1-23 @ The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
1-26 @ The Loft - Dallas, TX
1-27 @ House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
1-28 @ White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
1-29 @ Red Seven - Austin, TX
1-30 @ Walter's On Washington - Houston, TX
GO-S.tv has posted a new video interview online with hardcore acts Madball and Sick Of It All. The video clip can be viewed below.
While many British fans were disappointed to see that the proposed tour featuring Sick Of It All and Sepultura would not be coming to the United Kingdom (Sepultura has since been replaced on the tour by D.R.I.,) they were more than compensated with the news that Sick Of It All would be coming to Great Britain after all, and that they would be bringing fellow New York hardcore icons Madball with them.
Although I arrived a little late to catch the start of opening band, No Warning Shot, I was still able to catch around half of their set. This marked my second time seeing No Warning Shot, having previously seen them in April opening for Sick Of It All (whose singer Lou Koller stood next to me throughout much of their set tonight) and once again, the band put on a fantastic display. It came as a surprise to learn that the band doesn't perform regularly because they are perhaps one of the best hardcore bands going if in the United Kingdom, or at least the West Country. Their banter with the Welsh patrons was hilarious and the group have a sense of fun mixed with intensity, much like the evening's headliners. I would honestly recommend fans of hardcore from all over the world to try and get hold of the band's EP.
The first group of hardcore legends to take the stage was Madball, who opened with the classic, "Set It Off." Truely the song sounds as devastating today as it did when it was first released in 1994. Frontman Freddy Cricien is still an unmatchable force on stage and his voice was in perfect shape on this night, tearing through classics both old and new along with long time bassist Hoya Roc, guitarist Mitts and new drummer Igor (who I had mistaken for former Sepultura drummer Igor Cavalera. To be fair he does look like him.) The West Country crowd loved every second of Madball's performance and receieved the new material from the band's recent release, "Empire" with open arms, being treated to the title track as well as "R.A.H.C." Of course, the staples went down a storm too, with "Heavenhell" being the latest song to be considered an honest Madball classic, along with "Down By Law" and set closer, "Pride." the audience greeted these songs with moshing, headbanging and sing alongs. Exactly the way a hardcore show should be. Frankly, the show could have ended after Madball and everyone would have gone home happy.
That said, there were four more legends yet to grace the stage. Sick Of It All is definitely one of, if not the best hardcore group to ever release a record, and their live performances are second to none, a statement which they backed up themselves on this cold Bristol night. Kicking things off with "Good Lookin' Out," the brilliant opening song from 1997's, "Built To Last" album, the band captured the excitement of every member of the crowd and fed off their energy perfectly. More recent songs followed suit, with "Death Or Jail," the single from their excellent new album, "Based On A True Story," and "Uprising Nation" from 2006's "Death To Tyrants" being memorised by around 90% of the crowd. Although there were a few sound issues to begin with, these were rectified quite quickly and the band continued to put on an excellent performance, aided largely by material from their new album, which also included the songs, "The Divide," "Good Cop," "A Month Of Sundays" and "Waiting For The Day," all of which are frankly outstanding.
As one would expect, the older material wasn't left out either, as the band showcased songs from their debut full length, "Blood, Sweat & No Tears" as well as the standard, but by no means ordinary, airings of such classics as "Step Down," "Scratch The Surface" and "Injustice System." One of the things that makes a Sick Of It All show so spectacular is the raport that they have with the audience, joking with them, taking song requests (which resulted in a brilliant cover of Sham 69's "Borstal Breakout") and playfully demanding five pounds from a fan for stage diving while no music was being played. Set closer "Us Vs. Them" capped off what was a truely a magical evening for fans of hardcore.
One can only hope that both bands return to the British Isles as soon as possible.
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All has issued the following announcement about changes to the band's upcoming tour dates:
"FYI, there's been some changes to the Persistence tour line-up for Europe in December. Unfortunately, Sepultura backed out of doing it, but we do have an awesome band filling in for them: D.R.I. - the original thrash band who taught everyone (including us) how it's done.
"The tour also now has Casey Jones and Cruel Hand added to the bill, who are both making waves in the hardcore scene and no doubt will set it off. It's a massive line up - just remember to save some of your strength for the headliner, OK? ;-)
"The venue for the December 11 show has been changed to RWE Halle in Mulheim ad Ruhr, Germany. Don't forget to come out for the New York United tour in October featuring Sick of it All and Madball. It's gonna steamroll Europe!"
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has pulled out of this year's edition of the Persistence tour, which is scheduled to kick off this December in Belgium. Taking their place will be crossover thrash veterans Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. Headlining the tour will be New York hardcore icons Sick Of It All, along with Blood For Blood, Unearth, Evergreen Terrace and Casey Jones.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All has posted a video interview online with vocalist Lou Koller as well as footage from the band's performance at Germany's Devil Side Festival. The video clips can be viewed below.
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All recently appeared on Fuel TV's Daily Habit prgram, where they performed their latest single, "Death Or Jail," which comes from their new studio album, "Based On A True Story." They also performed the song, "Take The Night Off," which was the single from their 2006 album, "Death To Tyrants." You can watch footage of both of these performances below. More...
Sick Of It All has issued the following announcement about adding more tour dates:
"Hey Everyone, here's a list of all our upcoming shows that I wish I could post on our main myspace page, but can't because I'm in Spain right now and am having trouble inputting the information that myspace requires. The internet here isn't working the same as it does at home, and I'm gonna be traveling for the next few weeks, so hopefully I'll be recruit someone to do this stuff on my behalf soon.
"Some of this stuff is too good to wait on, though, like our newly added club date in Helsinki, Finland, and the 'New York United' October European tour with Madball, so excuse my excitement to get the word out."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
8/25 2010 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
10/14 2010 - Lodz, Poland - Dekempresja - w/MADBALL
10/15 2010 - Budapest, Hungary - The Durer Kert - w/MADBALL
10/16 2010 - Roncade, Italy - New Age Club - w/MADBALL and Strength Approach
10/17 2010 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus - w/MADBALL and Strength Approach
10/19 2010 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl - w/MADBALL and Misconduct
10/20 2010 - Six-Fours Les Plages, France - Espace Andre Malraux - w/MADBALL and Misconduct
10/21 2010 - Durango, Basque Country - Plateruena - w/MADBALL
10/22 2010 - Madrid, Spain - Rockkitchen - w/MADBALL
10/23 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios - w/MADBALL
10/24 2010 - Barcelona, Catalonia - Sala Razzmatazz - w/MADBALL
10/28 2010 - Bristol, England - Fleece & Firkin - w/MADBALL
10/29 2010 - Glasgow, Scotland - King Tuts - w/MADBALL
10/30 2010 - Manchester, England - Moho Live - w/MADBALL
10/31 2010 - London, England - Scala - w/MADBALL
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All will be teaming up with Brazilian thrash metal veterans Sepultura this year, for a co-headlining tour of Europe as part of the Persistence Tour. Also on the bill will be Blood For Blood, Unearth, Evergreen Terrace and more to be announced.
The initial tour dates are as follows: More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Sick Of It All vocalist Lou Koller shares a tale of midgets moshing in the pit:
We were on tour with Slayer, and it was Slayer, us, and Meshuggah in 1999. I believe it was in New Mexico. For some reason there was a real odd number we saw, a lot of Mexican midgets at the Slayer show. And they weren’t together. We were hanging out at the merch booth waiting to go on and we counted seven different Mexican midgets. When the show started, in the middle of the set, the Slayer fans in New Mexico were taking their shirts off, lighting them on fire, and then running around with them in the pit. That was one of the craziest things we’ve ever seen. So apparently midgets in New Mexico love Slayer.
Sick Of It All recently released their four years in the making album "Based On A True Story." You can check out an interview with Lou discussing the new album here.
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New York hardcore act Sick Of It All are set to perform a string of upcoming shows this summer with Alpha and Omega, 50 Lions, and Trash Talk in the supporting slots. Vocalist Lou states: “We are very excited to get back on the road. Especially to be getting back to the West Coast. It's been too long. We have a lot of friends and fans that have been waiting patiently for us to come back. Well that was until the new album came out. Then the e-mails and messages were more like ‘you can't make an album like this and not come out here to play them live’ and we totally agree.
"We can't wait to get out there and sweat it out with everyone. The new set we've put together has a great flow. Hits you hard and keeps going and will have you singing along from start to finish. It's a great mix of old and new songs so start brushing up on those lyrics. I don't think anyone will be disappointed. See you in the pit.” More...
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All have lent their latest single, "Death Or Jail" for the trailer of the forthcoming new video game, UFC Undisputed. You can check out the trailer below. "Death Or Jail" appears on the bands latest studio album, "Based On A True Story," which was released last month through Century Media, and is the first Sick Of It All album since the 2006 release, "Death To Tyrants." More...