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Iron Thrones

From: Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Below is our complete Iron Thrones 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.

Iron Thrones Announces November Tour

Minneapolis, MN winners of Scion’s NO LABEL NEEDED contest, IRON THRONES, will head out on the road with Relapse Records’ HERO DESTROYED in November 2010. Here are the latest IRON THRONES tour dates:

Nov. 12 Pittsburgh, PA Howlers Coyote Café (w/ NECROLYSIS)
Nov. 13 Rochester, NY Bug Jar (w/ LIKE WOLVES, CURL & DRAG)
Nov. 14 Ithaca, NY The Haunt
Nov. 15 New York, NY Lit Lounge (w/ EMPYREON, PRISTINA)
Nov. 16 Worcester, MA Ralph’s Music Diner
Nov. 17 Boston, MA Great Scott (w/ SEXCREMENT, MOTHERBOAR)
Nov. 18 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie (w/ FIGHT AMP)
Nov. 19 Bethlehem, PA Secret Art Space
Nov. 20 Baltimore, MD t.b.a.

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New A7x and 36CF Albums Streaming on AOL Music

In addition to Iron Thrones' "Wretched Sun" EP, AOL Music is also streaming the full albums of Avenged Sevenfold's "Nightmare" and 36 Crazyfists' "Collisions & Castaways".

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Stream Iron Thrones' "The Wretched Sun" EP Online

Minneapolis-based progressive metal band IRON THRONES, winners of the No Label Needed Contest, see the release of their new EP, "The Wretched Sun," out today, Tuesday, July 27th. "The Wretched Sun" is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and through many other music sites.

For a full week, fans can hear an exclusively stream of the full EP hosted by AOL Music.

"The Wretched Sun," was produced by Will Putney for Machine Shop Productions (Lamb of God, Clutch, Four Year Strong, Chiodos).

The No Label Needed Series has followed the band’s more recent development. The combination of video, blogs and photos combined with live chats has introduced the band to a national rock audience. They have been mentored by the members of Shadows Fall, recorded an EP produced by Will Putney for Machine Shop Productions (Lamb of God, Clutch, Four Year Strong, Chiodos), shopped for their stage and photo shoot clothing with Maria Brink (In This Moment) and Blasko (Ozzy) and received advice from the likes of Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan. Working amongst this talent has inspired the band. "It's been awesome to have had the opportunity to be surrounded and supported by people who know what they're doing and are willing to teach us what they know," says Henningsgard.

Here are the latest Iron Thrones tour dates:

7/29 Chicago, IL @ The Double Door w/ The Alaya Conscious, Hessler
7/31 Columbus, OH @ The Summit w/ The C.O.A.S.T., Artillery Breath
8/01 Aliquippa, PA @ The Fallout Shelter w/ Sathanas, Dethlehem
8/02 Brooklyn, NY@ The Charleston w/ East of the Wall, Name, & more!
8/04 Worcester, MA @ Tammany Hall w/ Irepress, Frozen
8/05 Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room w/ Monolith, Willing Swords
8/10 Clarksville, TN @ The Coup w/ Evolve or Die
8/12 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird w/ Ashes and Iron
8/13 Marshalltown, IA @ The American Legion w/ Anno Domine, Tony Rocky Horror

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Iron Thrones Updates Tour Schedule

Iron Thrones has issued the following update about an upcoming show in which the band will be selling the new album "The Wretched Sun:"

"We'll have tons of hot-off-the-press copies of 'The Wretched Sun' with us this Saturday, July 24th at Tarnish and Gold Gallery in Minneapolis, MN (their website), with 'East of the Wall' and 'Name' (how they got 'http://www.myspace.com/name,' I can't imagine). Hope to see some friendly faces! Cheers."

The upcoming Iron Thrones tour dates are as follows:

7/29 2010 The Double Door Chicago, IL
7/31 2010 The Summit Columbus, OH
8/1 2010 THE FALLOUT SHELTER Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
8/2 2010 The Charleston Brooklyn, NY
8/3 2010 Ground Zero Allenstown, New Hampshire
8/4 2010 Tammany Hall Worcester, MA
8/5 2010 The M Room Philadelphia, PA
8/7 2010 Ground Zero Spartanburg, SC
8/10 2010 The Coup Clarksville, Tennessee
8/12 2010 The Firebird w/ Iron Thrones and Last Chance to Reason St. Louis, MO
8/13 2010 The American Legion Marshalltown, IA
9/25 2010 The Rock Nightclub Maplewood, MN

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Iron Thrones Shops with Rock Stars

With the aid of Revolver's Hottest Chick in Metal/In This Moment vocalist, MARIA BRINK, and BLASKO, Ozzy Osbourne's bassist, Minneapolis prog-metallers IRON THRONES learned the importance of image in the music industry and recently took their style to the streets on a shopping trip in downtown Manhattan. Check out their purchases and new look in the newest episode of SCION'S NO LABEL NEEDED series:

The No Label Needed Series presented by Scion in collaboration with MetalInsider.net is helping IRON THRONES leave labels behind and take on the industry all on their own. The series will follow the development of the band showing viewers how it's done all along the way.

The members of IRON THRONES have been blogging since the start of the experience and had a successful first live chat on www.Justin.tv/iron_thrones on Sunday the 11th and will be conducting many more in the coming weeks.

The series is not only meant to be a learning experience for one band, it is meant to teach any dedicated musician who wants to learn how to properly market their craft. Readers will be able to interact with contest partners and contributing musicians and professionals through the site to get some real insight into specific areas of expertise.

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Iron Thrones Posts "No Label Needed" Recap

Minnesota's Iron Thrones, who recently won the "No Labeled Needed" contest, has checked in with the following update about recording their new album:

"Well ladies and gentlemen, Iron Thrones is officially back in Minnesota. With tracking for the album complete, and mixing underway, I feel like I can finally decompress and start to reflect on what the hell just happened. So much of the last month has been so far out of the realm of possibility, I’m still not completely convinced that the whole thing wasn’t just some crazy dream. Granted, as a guy that generally walks, bikes, or drives wherever I need to go, the fact that I flew across the country at hundreds of miles per hour is enough to boggle the mind in and of itself, as common as it might be to some. But even aside from the time zone change and significantly different scenery, the experiences we had on this trip changed a lot of things, both personally and in terms of how the band operates. Even the way we express ourselves through our music has likely changed, although not in a dishonest or completely unnatural fashion.

"Of course, as a band who touts themselves as 'striv[ing] to express ourselves honestly and completely through our music, so that we may deeply connect with people all over the world,' it’s important for me to say that our goal hasn’t changed. Everything on the record we made came from us, and was performed by ourselves. That said, we did essentially have a fifth member of the band on this record, acting as a sort of sagely guide to help us along our path, personified by one Will Putney (our producer). Because of his influence, parts of the songs on this record are very likely different than they would have been had he not been there. I realize that this is likely tripping some rather prickly triggers in some peoples’ minds, and so I will elaborate and explain this apparent contradiction in philosophies. More...

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Iron Thrones Wins "No Label Needed" Contest

The No Label Needed Series presented by Scion in collaboration with MetalInsider.net is helping one lucky band leave labels behind and take on the industry all on their own. The series will show viewers how it's done, all while helping the special contest-winning band get ahead in a spectacular way.

At www.metalinsider.net/nolabelneeded thousands of Metal bands entered, twenty finalists were selected and one winner was voted on by a panel artists, agents, writers and managers. The winning band, IRON THRONES of Minneapolis, MN, was announced on April 1st and provided opportunities to get all the help and education they need to become a truly self-sufficient artist without having to sign a traditional record deal.

Before the cameras of the SERIES, IRON THRONES will receive a personalized, all-encompassing tutorial focused on the secrets and tips needed to achieve success in the music industry through DIY means of marketing. They will be mentored by the members of Shadows Fall, will record an EP produced by Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Suicide Silence), will shop for their stage and photo shoot clothing with Maria Brink (In This Moment) and Blasko (Ozzy) and receive advice from the likes of Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan. Their website will be re-designed, their merch re-imagined and radio and press campaigns mounted to promote their EP by the best in their fields.

The series is not only meant to be a learning experience for one band, it is meant to teach any dedicated musician who wants to learn how to properly market their craft. Readers will be able to interact with contest partners and contributing musicians and professionals through the site to get some real insight into specific areas of expertise.

The members of IRON THRONES have been blogging since the start of the experience and will be initiating live chats on Justin.tv/iron_thrones. The band was introduced to the world of music on the site and the first episode of the series, where the mentoring session with SHADOWS FALL (Everblack Industries / Ferret) occurred ran on Tuesday, April 13th. Episodes are available for embedding on other sites that wish to educate along with the NO LABEL NEEDED SERIES.

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