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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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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:

Killswitch Engage
Bullet For My Valentine
Sick Of It All
Rise Against
Boy Sets Fire
Bleeding Through
Municipal Waste
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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Sepultura To Cover Judas Priest, Sick of It All

Sepultura are to record covers of Judas Priest's 'Screaming For Vengeance' and 'Scratch The Surface' by Sick Of It All, during the sessions for upcoming albume 'Dante XX1'. The record, a concept based around The Divine Comedy, is due out early next year on SPV.

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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Sick Of It All Cancel European Shows

New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL have been forced to cancel the next three European shows due to "family medical reasons." According to a posting on www.coreclub.de, singer Lou Koller's "wife is in a hospital for a serious operation, so the whole band is just flying home right away." The group are expected to resume their European tour on Saturday, July 2 at the With Full Force Festival in Löbnitz (near Leipzig), Germany.

SICK OF IT ALL recently parted ways with Fat Wreck Chords and are currently seeking a new label home. The group's next studio album will be released early next year and will commemorate their 20th anniversary as a band.

SICK OF IT ALL's last full-length release, "Life on the Ropes", came out in September 2003.

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First Bands Officially Announced For Hellfest 2005

The first official listing of confirmed bands for this year's Hellfest, taking place August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ, has been announced. They are as follows:


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Sick Of It All Finishing Writing New Album

Hardcore legends Sick Of It All are currently finishing up the writing process for their next album. At this point the group has written over a dozen new songs and hope to enter the studio in late-August. The album will not however be released by Fat Wreck Chords as the group has announced their departure from the label, stating:

"We'll be making a move to another label that promises to support our releases with a new level of hype and public awareness! I can't name the label yet because we haven't officially signed, but we're so close that not only can I taste it, but I'm fully confident in their commitment. We're all really excited about this move."

Look for the new album to be available in early-2006.

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Icepick Announce First Live Show

ICEPICK, HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's much-anticipated collaboration with SKARHEAD singer Lord Ezec, will make their live debut on February 27 at CBGBs in New York City. Fans who attend the gig should expect to hear four or five original songs as well as several HATEBREED and SKARHEAD covers.

The concert, a benefit for Pete Koller from SICK OF IT ALL, will also feature H20, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, KILL YOUR IDOLS, ENSIGN, INHUMAN and THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (featuring ex-CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph and SICK OF IT ALL bassist Craig Setari).

ICEPICK's track "Born to Crush You" was featured on the "UFC Ultimate Beatdowns Vol. 1 Metal" compilation, released last August through Nitrus Records.

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Full Blown Chaos On Heavyweights Of Hardcore Tour

On October 19th Stillborn Records recording artist Full Blown Chaos released “Waking The Demons”, and now take their legendary brutal live performances to the road on the “2004: The Heavyweights Of Hardcore Tour,” featuring Hatebreed, Terror, Full Blown Chaos & No Warning plus Sick Of It All, reports press release.

Songs of inner-strength backed with riffage that hug hairpin turns and a dynamite-triggering rhythm section. Full Blown Chaos is a roaring sonic blitzkrieg with more to offer than the tired tough guy mentality!

2004 finds the quartet dishing out their blend of bone cracking hardcore with puncturing metal on their first full-length album titled "Wake The Demons." The experience is a bona fide thrill ride of chest pounding yet gripping sing-along screams from front man and lyricist Ray Mazzola along with the persuasive guitar megalomania of Mike Facci coupled with grenade popping drums of brother Jeff Facci; and finally, the crushingly infernal mix on "Wake The Demons" is crowned by the determined and vivacious bass performance of Ed Conroy. More...

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