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Sick of it All

Formed: 1986
From: New York City, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sick of it All News

Below is our complete Sick of it All 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sick of it All Cancel European Tour

SICK OF IT ALL drummer Armand Majidi has released the following statement:

"Here's the unfortunate news that everybody feared: the European tour has to be cancelled. Even after canceling the U.S. tour with DROPKICK MURPHYS, we don't feel there's enough time for Lou [Koller, vocals] to make a full recovery [from a recent back injury] between now and the start of the European tour in late March. This injury was much worse and the recovery much slower than we expected. Taking this extra time for Lou's back to heal will hopefully mean that the rest of the year won't hold any more nasty surprises like this one.

"We've never had to cancel two tours in a row before, so we feel awful about disappointing our fans and friends. It's definitely a regretful situation. At least we'll be coming back to Europe during festival season in June and July, so we get to see each other again soon. Everybody has been amazingly understanding of the situation, and have sent Lou a lot of well-wishes — we really appreciate it. Thanks for your loyalty.

"Don't worry, Australia and Singapore — we're still on for May, and by that time all of us will be ready to explode onto the stage again!"

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Hatebreed's Cover Of Sick Of It All's "Ratpack"

Two songs from the forthcoming SICK OF IT ALL tribute album — HATEBREED's version of "Ratpack" and BOUNCING SOULS' rendition of "Good Lookin' Out" — are available for listening on the Sick Of It All's MySpace page for the CD.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" will hit shelves in the United States on April 24 through Abacus Recordings and features such additional heavy hitters such as SEPULTURA, RISE AGAINST, BLEEDING THROUGH, IGNITE and UNEARTH.

Each week leading up to the album's release there will be two new songs streaming for fans to listen to and get an inside preview of the album.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" track listing:

01. RISE AGAINST - "Built To Last"
02. UNEARTH - "Clobberin Time/What's Going On"
03. HATEBREED - "Ratpack"
04. MADBALL - "Give Respect"
05. BLEEDING THROUGH - "The Truth"
06. COMEBACK KID - "Step Down"
07. IGNITE - "Cease Fire"
08. BOUNCING SOULS - "Good Lookin' Out"
09. PENNYWISE - "My Life"
10. KILL YOUR IDOLS - "Friends Like You"
11. SEPULTURA - "Scratch The Surface"
12. HIMSA - "Maladjusted"
13. MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD - "Alone"
14. FIRST BLOOD - "Just Look Around"
15. STRETCH ARM STRONG - "Busted"
16. WALLS OF JERICHO - "Us Vs. Them"
17. SUICIDE MACHINES - "Goatless"
18. BANE - "We Stand Alone"
19. NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - "World Full Of Hate"
20. NAPALM DEATH - "Who Sets The Rules"

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Sick of it All Drop Off Dropkick Murphys Tour

Sick Of It All has been forced to cancel the West Coast portion of their upcoming tour with Dropkick Murphys and The Aggrolites due to an injury. The band commented:

"Our singer Lou has had very bad back problems for the last week, and yesterday he had to be taken to the hospital because he couldn't move without being in a lot of pain. He was released a few hours later, but isn't in the kind of shape that would allow him to perform on stage. We're really sorry, but we can't make the trip out to California to start the tour with Dropkick Murphys."

"Our friends in Dropkick have been very cool and understanding, and although we're leaving them in a bind without the main support act they planned the tour with, they aren't canceling our spot just yet. We're going to take this day by day and see if we'll be able to meet up with the tour at some point, but it looks like we'll definitely miss the Western part of the Dropkick tour. If we can join the tour, the place and date will both depend on Lou's recovery time."

Sick of It All has been touring non-stop since the release of Death to Tyrants in 2006.

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Sick Of It All Announce Australian Tour

New York hardcore benchmarkers Sick Of It All celebrated the band's 20th Anniversary last year with the release of their 9th full-length studio album, Death To Tyrants. Now, the band will finally be returning to Down Under to promote their music and their way of life. With Canadian rockers Comeback Kid supporting them, Sick Of It All will power their way through Oz in May this year. Tickets for the tour will go on sale as of February 21st, and the dates are as follows:

May 15 Amplifier, Perth 18+
Tickets on sale from 78 Records, Beat, Mills and www.resistrecords.com

May 16 Fowlers, Adelaide Lic / All ages
Tickets on sale from CIB, Venue, Tix outlets and www.resistrecords.com

May 17 Corner, Melbourne 18+
Tickets on sale from Corner Box Office (57 Swan St Richmond 12-8 Mon-Sat), phone bookings on 9427 9198, online bookings www.cornerhotel.com and Missing Link

May 18 Camberwell Centre (Parkview Room), Melbourne All ages
Tickets on sale from Missing Link and www.resistrecords.com

May 19 Manning Bar, Sydney Lic / All ages
Tickets on sale from Mosh Tix outlets and www.resistrecords.com

May 22 Arena, Brisbane (Lic / All ages)
Tickets on sale from Skinnys, Mosh Pit, Rockinghorse, Sunflower Music, Music Mania, Butter Beats, www.arenaonline.com.au and www.resistrecords.com

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Sick Of It All, Dropkick Murphys Tour Dates

Sick Of It All and Dropkick Murphys will be hitting the road together in March. Here are the tour dates:

3/1 Cabazon, CA @ Key Club at Morongo Casino
3/2 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
3/3 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
3/4 Ventura, CA @ Majestic Theatre
3/5 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/7 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
3/8 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
3/9 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
3/10 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
3/11 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
3/12 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
3/13 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues

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Hatebreed and Sick Of It All US Tour Dates

Hatebreed and Sick Of It All will team up for several shows in late-December in the Northeast. Here are the tour dates:

12/26 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/28 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
12/29 Buffalo, NY @ TBA
12/30 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place (Stillborn Fest)

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Sick Of It All Announce Support for Euro Tour

Sick Of It All have announced the full supporting line-up for their upcoming European tour. Joining the band will be Madball, Terror, Walls of Jericho, Comeback Kid, Destiny and the Distance. Sick Of It All is currently touring in support of Death To Tyrants.

The European tour dates are as follows:

Nov 30 2006 Schlachtof Wisbaden
Dec 1 2006 Forum London
Dec 2 2006 Fun Box Amalie Halle Essen
Dec 3 2006 Ab Brussels
Dec 4 2006 Grobe Freiheit Hamburg
Dec 5 2006 Lowensaal Nurnberg
Dec 6 2006 Gasometer Wien
Dec 7 2006 Kofmehl Solothurn
Dec 8 2006 13. Jan Tilburg
Dec 9 2006 Alter Schlachtof Dresden
Dec 10 2006 De Mast Torhout

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More Sick Of It All 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

More tour dates have been revealed for the upcoming 20th Anniversary Tour from hardcore legends, Sick of It All and support from The Warriors, The Autumn Offering and Dead Hearts. This tour will hit the Eastern and Northern Midwest regions of the United States as well as a week in Canada.

Here are the latest tour dates, with more confirmations expected:

September 12, 2006 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
September 13, 2006 Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
September 15, 2006 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
September 16, 2006 Buffalo, NY @ The Icon
September 17, 2006 New York, NY @ BB King's
September 18, 2006 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
September 20, 2006 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
September 21, 2006 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
September 22, 2006 Fort lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
September 23, 2006 Orlando, FL @ The Social (Early Show)
September 24, 2006 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
September 26, 2006 Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cat's
September 27, 2006 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
September 28, 2006 London, ON @ Call The Office
September 29, 2006 Toronto, ON @ The Oprea House
September 30, 2006 Montreal, QUE @ Les Foufuines Electriques
October 1, 2006 Boston, MA @ The Axis

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All That Remains To Lead Persistance Tour

The line-up for this years edition of the annual "Persistence Tour" has been revealed and will see All That Remains headline with Sick Of It All, Madball, Walls Of Jericho, Comeback Kid,and Destiny. Dates for the European/UK-only trek are as follows:

November 30th Wiesbaden, GER - Schlachthof
December 01st London, UK - Forum
December 02nd Essen, GER - Fun Box Amelie
December 03rd Tilburg, NET - 013
December 04th Solothurn, SWI - Kofmehl
December 05th Wien, AUT - Arena
December 06th Munchen, GER - Werk
December 07th Berlin, GER - Huxleys
December 09th Dresden, GER - Alter Schlachthof
December 10th Torhout, BEL - De Mast

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Sick Of It All, The Warriors Tour Dates

Sick Of It All will headline a tour with support from The Warriors, The Autumn Offering, and Dead Hearts beginning in mid-September. The following dates have been announced thus far:

9/16 Buffalo, NY @ The Icon
9/17 New York, NY @ BB Kings (20th Anniversary show) w/ Kill Your Idols
9/18 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
9/20 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
9/21 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
9/23 Orlando, FL @ The Social
9/24 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
9/26 Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cat's
9/27 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom

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Sick Of It All To Perform 20th Anniversary Show

SICK OF IT ALL will be performing a special 20th anniversary show at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City on September 17th. Also performing will be KILL YOUR IDOLS, THE WARRIORS, THE AUTUMN OFFERING, and DEAD HEARTS.

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Sick Of It All New Video Available Online

SICK OF IT ALL's new music video for "Take The Night Off" can be viewed here. The track comes from the album, Death To Tyrants released through Abacus Recordings in 2006.

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Brutal Assault Festival Lineup Nearly Complete

The 11th edition of the Brutal Assault festival is scheduled for August 10th - 12th in Svojsice U Prelouce (100 km east of Prague), Czech Republic.

Organizers have issued the following update:

This year’s event promises more impressive expansion and confirms that the organizers don’t intend to stagnate. On the contrary, from year to year, the festival’s program is more and more various and promises more and more foreign metal crowd-pullers for the fans of promiscuous extreme genres. Thanks to the participation of many first-rate metal bands, this event aspires to become a major metal festival in central Europe.

It’s difficult to say which band can be branded as the headliner because this year’s lineup offers up several giants of the metal genre.

Great attraction, especially for fans of atmospheric or symphonic black metal are Norwegians black metal gurus DIMMU BORGIR. In their case we can look for a frosty and dark concert experience.

The next exclusive guest comes from the USA. FEAR FACTORY, who were well known as a representatives of dehumanized cyber metal, but nowadays they come with a new actual face of the year 2006. More...

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Metal, Hardcore Bands Confirmed for Reading Fest

A host of hardcore and metal acts have been confirmed for the Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer in the UK. The event will take place on August 25th, 26th, and 27th. Performing along with such large acts as Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, and Artic Monkeys will be:

Slayer
Killswitch Engage
Bullet For My Valentine
Mastodon
Sick Of It All
Rise Against
Boy Sets Fire
Bleeding Through
Municipal Waste
Alexisonfire
The Bled

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Unearth Guitarist Checks In From The Studio

UNEARTH have entered a Seattle studio with producer Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES) to begin recording their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled LP — which hits stores August 8 via Metal Blade Records. Check out studio reports from guitarist Ken Susi at MetalBladeStore.com.

Regarding the bandd's decision to work with Date on the new CD, Susi recently told MTV.com, "We had other producers in mind, and we'd locked in a producer who's an amazing talent and shall remain nameless. But Terry stepped in at the right time and had the right things to tell us. He had dinner over my family's house, and we just sat around talking about music and life. He just seemed like he's laid-back enough to help us find what it is inside that needs to come out on tape, but he also has the type of stern attitude where he'll tell you if something's wrong."

When UNEARTH started writing the follow-up to 2004's "The Oncoming Storm", "we just wanted to simplify a little bit," Susi said. "We wanted to do what we normally do, as far as writing intricate riffs and really hard things to play — things that come together really well. But we wanted to strip everything down and have a more organic record — just a more natural feeling, with fewer triggers and more power and realness. We've always been a live band more than a recorded band, and I think we need to start transporting what we do live onto record."

While in Seattle, Susi said the band plans to record a cover of "It's Clobberin' Time", which will appear on an upcoming tribute to New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL.

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New Sick Of It All Song Posted Online

A brand new SICK OF IT ALL track, entitled "Take the Night Off", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the group's ninth full-length album, "Death to Tyrants", due on April 18 via Abacus Recordings.

Regarding the sound of the new CD, which was engineered and mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN), drummer Armand Majidi said, "We wanted this album to capture the excitement and energy of our live shows, which hasn't been captured in previous recordings. It's the tightest and most powerful sound we've ever put down." Also expect more fiery lyrical content on the new album, which addresses political, social and personal issues. Lou said, "If you talk to a lot of trendy bands and ask them about politics, they're up on what's going on in the world, but they choose not to address it, saying that they just want to play music. That's cool, but I write music about what I see. I can't look away." Armand, who also has a hand in writing lyrics, said, "There's a lot of anger towards the government on the new album, because everyone in the band shares the opinion that corporations are dictating foreign policy and only a handful of people in power are scrambling to get all the wealth without the welfare of the people in mind." Lou concurred, "In the current U.S. political agenda, it seems the people's voice is almost meaningless unless you threaten with radical action — things have gotten that bad."

SICK OF IT ALL will be teaming up with STRETCH ARMSTRONG and FIRST BLOOD for two weeks' worth of dates beginning on May 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Sick Of It All, First Blood, et al Tour Dates

Sick Of It All, First Blood, and Stretch Arm Strong will be touring together in May. The following tour dates have been confirmed so far:

5/12 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
5/13 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
5/14 Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse
5/15 Las Vegas, NV @ Jillian's Neonopolis
5/17 Los Angeles, VA @ The Roxy
5/20 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
5/23 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
5/27 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

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With Honor Part With Vocalist

With Honor have offically departed ways with vocalist Todd Mackey. They have released the following statement:

"Despite the recent departure of our singer, we will still be appearing on all upcoming tours and shows, including the East Coast run with Strike Anywhere and a European tour this summer with Ignite. We are stoked to announce that our longtime friend Kevin White "Whitey"(former Sick of it All tech/current Scream Out vocalist) has agreed to take on vocal duties for all upcoming shows. Kevin has been sounding rad and we cant wait to debut new and old material that we haven’t played to date, as well as some new shoes. Thanks to Todd for his time and effort into the band for the past 3 and a half years, we wish him luck. Future plans for the band will be determined at a later time."

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Sick Of It All and Dropkick Murphys Tour Dates

Sick Of It All and the Dropkick Murphys will be teaming up for a two-week tour. Here are the tour dates:

3/1 New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
3/2 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
3/3 N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
3/4 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/5 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
3/6 West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheater
3/7 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
3/9 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
3/10 Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounging
3/11 Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
3/12 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
3/13 St. Louis, MO @ Mississippi Nights
3/14 Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo's
3/15 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
3/16 Boston, MA @ The Avalon

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Sick Of It All Sign To Abacus Recordings

Abacus Recordings has announced the signing of New York City's SICK OF IT ALL.

As one of the longest-standing bands still proudly waving the flag of New York hardcore, SICK OF IT ALL have made their mark as one of the cornerstones of NYHC, proving that heart, hard work and dedication to hardcore is about more than just the music and an image — it's a way of life.

"After discussing our situation quite a bit, we realized that we needed to be on a label that was run by a fan of our music," says drummer Armand Majidi. "We found that in Abacus, because the head of the label wanted to sign us all the way back in 1993, and hasn't lost his enthusiasm for SICK OF IT ALL. That's dedication — something rarely found in this industry. We're excited to be a part of something that's just taking off."

The four-piece will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2006 and coinciding with that monumental event is the release of the band's ninth full-length record (not including several EPs, singles and compilation recordings). The upcoming album, entitled "Death to Tyrants", will be recorded with producer Dean Baltulonis (GIVE UP THE GHOST, BOUNCING SOULS, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD) at Atomic Studios this winter. Mixing duties will be handled by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN) at Antfarm studios in Aarhus, Denmark. An early 2006 release is expected.

"This a landmark album for us, so it's important for it to be strong and heavy," says Majidi. "We've never started writing a record with a masterplan because we like our albums to represent what we really are and what we were thinking in different stages of our lives. Although the songs growl in a new way, they're SOIA through and through, with something to offer all our fans from every era. There's a political slant to a number of songs, because of the more desperate world view we share nowadays, but we still share personal experiences, philosophies and moods that we hope everyone can relate to."

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