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Dead To Fall

Formed: 1999
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Dead To Fall News

Below is our complete Dead To Fall 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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The End Tour Dates

The End will be hitting the road this month for dates in both the U.S. and Canada, including stints with Dead To Fall and Dillinger Escape Plan. Here's the latest:

1/20 Windsor ONT @ The Space w/ Closed Casket Funeral, Blood Shot Eye
1/21 Grand Rapids MI @ 10 Bells More...

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Vale Part Ways With Former Dead To Fall Drummer

VALE, the new Tampa, Florida-based band featuring Shawn Brandon (guitar, ex-DISCIPLE 13), Dan Procengal (guitar) and Dave Bizzigotti (bass, ex-RIPPING CORPSE), have parted ways with ex-DEAD TO FALL drummer Dan Craig "due to his lack of commitment to playing," according to a press release. A replacement drummer has yet to be announced. Anyone interested in auditioning should contact the band at Valemusic@hotmail.com (only serious inquires).

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The Haunted To Headline Scandinavian Tour

After their extraordinarily successful US tour with Damageplan (our sincere condolences to all relatives of the victims of the tragic incident – R.I.P., Dimebag) and labelmates Shadows Fall, the Swedish five-piece will now start to devastate Europe.

On January 26th 2005 The Haunted will head out for the “Close Up Made Us Do It Tour” as headlining act all over Scandinavia together with supports Totalt Jävla Mörker & Insision. The last show of this leg will take place in Arhus (DK) on February 13th. Afterwards the guys have a few days off to hang out at home before they fly to the UK in order to tear down the walls of the English clubs. The headlining tour will start February 24th and run up to March 7th with support acts Martyr AD & Dead To Fall. More European tourdates will be announced soon.

Here is Frontman Peter Dolving’s comment about the activities of the past months:

It’s been an insane, great, weird and sad year. We’ve received such a strong response to "rEVOLVEr" as we never have before and it feels - as you can probably imagine - well, like a lot of everything.

The spring of 2004 we did a tour in the UK with our brothers in Funeral For A Friend, playing for an audience completely new to us. I did that whole tour with four fractured ribs and it hurt like hell every night but we still had a good time. Seeing teenage girls screaming in the first row and watching as 2000 Emo-kids formed circle-pits as we played in Glasgow was amazing.

The six week US tour with Shadows Fall and Damageplan ended on a sour note with the slaying of Dimebag Darrell, but it was heavy fucking package, every show escalating the intensity as we all inspired each other to outdo ourselves, setting a new mark every night.

We intend to honour Dimebag’s memory by fucking shit up more ferociously than ever before and we look forward to seeing our fans throughout the UK – it’s a hard love thing, you know what I mean... If there was ever a mark for what we can achieve as a band - Well, this time we push the limits forward. See you there.

Close Up Made Us Do It Tour 2005 w/ Totalt Jävla Mörker & Insision: More...

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The Haunted, Dead To Fall To Play UK Shows

The Haunted are returning to the UK to play a series of shows, supported by Dead To Fall and Martyr AD. The dates are: London Mean Fiddler February 24, Birmingham Academy 25, Leeds Cockpit 26, Glasgow Cathouse 27, Manchester Academy III 28, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms March 1, Leicester Charlotte 2, Nottingham Rock City 3, Sheffield Corporation 4, Oxfoord Zodiac 5, Exeter Lemon Grove 6, Cambridge Junction 7.

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Dead To Fall Sticks It Out For Sophomore Effort

Las Vegas Mercury has posted the following article up on Chicago's Dead to Fall:

There's an old saying that keeping a band together is a lot like maintaining a marriage. Imagine Three Doors Down or Slayer admitting as much. But if there's any band that understands the fragile nature of intergroup relations, it's Chicago hardcore/metalcore act Dead to Fall. In its five-year history, the quintet has seen several different bandmates quit the band, for various reasons. It knows better than Dr. Phil what it takes to keep it together.

"I guess being in a band is like having a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship, but with five people, which makes it five times as hard," says singer Jon Hunt. "A lot of the time, it's when someone gets in a serious relationship at home, they leave the band because they want to pursue that. And people were sick of not having a place to live or not really making any money. But there are many dues to pay for a long time before you can make it as a band. It's definitely a lot better than working a job, it's pretty fun and we get to see the country for free."

Read the full article at Las Vegas Mercury.

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Prev. Dead To Fall Members Starting New Band

Former DEAD TO FALL drummer Dan Craig is in the process of forming a new band in Tampa, FL and is seeking a bassist and vocalist to compete the group's lineup. All applicants must be dedicated, have professinal gear, and be willing to travel.

The as-yet-unnamed band, which formed earler this month, also featuresShawn Brandon (guitars) and Dan Pocengal (guitars). Interested parties should contact Shawn at Heavyriffing@hotmail.com or Dan at xdcraigx@msn.com.

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Eighteen Visions Scraps US Tour For European Tour

The upcoming Eighteen Visions, Remembering Never, Boys Night Out, and It Dies Today tour has been cancelled. The U.S. tour was to run from November 6th until December 10th, but has been scrapped now that Eighteen Visions "got an awesome opportunity for a massive tour in Europe." Instead, Remembering Never will now co-headline a U.S. tour with Most Precious Blood, with support from Dead To Fall and It Dies Today. Dates will span late-November to late-December. Meanwhile, Boys Night Out will tour the U.S. during the same time period with Emery and From First To Last.

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Dead To Fall Returns

As you may recall, Dead To Fall lost three band members in late-August. Since then, speculation regarding their possible demise has been abound. Well, as they had originally promised, a new lineup has indeed been solidified and the group will once again begin playing out in mid-December. Joining the band are Justin Jakimiak on bass, Matt Matera (presumably of 7 Angels 7 Plagues noteriety) on guitar, and Evan Kaplan on drums, while vocalist Jonathan Hunt is apparently the only remaining member from the previous lineup. The band still hopes to add a second guitar player, though they will perform as a four-piece for now. Following their comeback show on December 9th in Chicago, the group will embark on the following tour:

12/26 Indiana @ TBA
12/27 Louisville KY @ TBA
12/28 Nashville TN @ The Muse
12/29 Alabama @ TBA
12/30 Atlanta GA @ TBA
12/31 Tampa FL @ The Orpheum w/ Lickgoldensky
1/1 Orlando FL @ Will's Pub w/ Hope & Suicide
1/2 Puerto Rico
1/3 Puerto Rico
1/4 Puerto Rico
1/5 Naples FL @ TBA
1/6 Daytona FL @ TBA
1/7 Valdosta GA @ Vito's Pizzeria
1/8 Savannah GA @ Teasers café
1/9 South Carolina @ TBA

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