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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.
On the 31 Dec 1999, no planes came crashing out of the sky, nuclear bombs went off or microwave ovens tried to eat anyone. However, times were about to change and in the metal scene change was already well underway. Let us take a stroll through the decade in metal that was.
Many of the 90s big names like Emperor and Pantera prepared to give their last venomous scream dying off in the wake of ever diminishing interest in the metal scene that had plagued the 90s. In the year 2000 a band named “Limp Bizkit” came out with an album called "Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water" and in a storm nu-metal took over the public perception of heavy music, changing the face of metal irreparably. Although nu-metal had already been pioneered by Korn, bands like Deftones, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Linkin Park all had breakout releases in 2000. More...
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Atreyu has been forced to pull out of their Sayerville, New Jersey show this Sunday due to a death in the family of member Brandon Saller. Here's a statement from Saller:
"Unfortunately I have some bad news. I recently had a had a death in the family. I need to be at home with my family for the services etc. This being said, Atreyu will not be able to play the Sayreville , NJ show on Sunday the 14th. I am terribly sorry for my absence. This will be the first show I have missed since the forming of this band. I hope you all have a great time at the show and can understand my decision to be with my family at this time. We will continue the tour on the 16th in Niagra Falls. Again I'm sorry. We'll see you next time around."
In other band news, Atreyu has announced a few headlining shows in between the dates with The Used. Those headlining tour dates start on the 21st in Nashville, 27th Little Rock and 28th Houston.
Here are the latest Atreyu tour dates: More...
The organizers of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival have announced another blockbuster lineup for the third edition of the travelling hard rock and metal event, including co-headlining performances from shock rock rocker Rob Zombie and nu-metal pioneers Korn. Also on the bill will be Lamb Of God, Hatebreed, Five Finger Death Punch, Chimaira, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches Of Blood.
The latest tour dates are as follows:
Sat Jul 10 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
Sun Jul 11 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Tue Jul 13 White River Amphitheater – Southeast Auburn, WA
Fri Jul 16 Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Sat Jul 17 Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
Sun Jul 18 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
Tue Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO
Wed Jul 21 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Fri Jul 23 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Sat Jul 24 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
Sun Jul 25 Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC
Tue Jul 27 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Wed Jul 28 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Fri Jul 30 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Sat Jul 31 Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Sun Aug 01 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Wed Aug 04 Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Fri Aug 06 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
Sat Aug 07 Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake – Pittsburgh, PA
Sun Aug 08 Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge – Bristow, VA
Tue Aug 10 Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
Wed Aug 11 Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
Fri Aug 13 Superpages.com Center – Dallas, TX
Sat Aug 14 Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
Today-only (Wednesday, October 28, 2009) every single fan who buys a ticket to a Live Nation club show is automatically entered to win an Ultimate Access Pass to the venue for which they bought their ticket. The Ultimate Access Pass is Live Nation’s golden ticket, good for admission to every single show in 2010 to an individual Live Nation venue. Every Live Nation club venue will have an Ultimate Access winner, with the names of winners posted on LiveNation.com Thursday morning at 12 Noon Eastern time. On Ultimate Access Wednesday every single ticket will be available at reduced cost as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country for one day only.
In addition to offering the concert goers the chance to win the Ultimate Access Pass, Live Nation is bringing music fans and their favorite bands closer together by hosting fan-and-band meet and greets at venues across the country. Bands including Anvil, Between The Buried And Me, Dethklok and Mastodon, Hellogoodbye, Hollywood Undead with Atreyu and Escape The Fate, LMFAO with Shwayze, Taking Back Sunday, Tesla and The Used will spend the afternoon meeting fans, taking pictures and answering questions. The box offices at Live Nation clubs will be open on Wednesday afternoon, selling no service fee tickets to all scheduled events. All fans purchasing tickets at the box office on Wednesday will also be entered to win the Ultimate Access Pass for that club.
It all happens Wednesday, October 28th as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country. In addition to the onsite meet and greets, the No Service Fee offer will also be available at www.LiveNation.com for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. local time on Wednesday, October 28th on participating shows.
“This week we’re bringing fans 3 amazing opportunities,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. “The first is the opportunity for fans to connect directly with the bands they love in our venues, as the bands themselves help sell no service fee tickets. Second, is the chance to win ‘Ultimate Access Pass,’ to every one of our clubs. And third, is the chance to pick up no service fee tickets to see their favorite bands on hundreds of thousands of club tickets on LiveNation.com. This Wednesday is all about Live Nation and the bands we work with saying ‘thanks’ to the fans for their support and their love of live music.”
The following acts will be meeting fans this week:
Anvil Hard Rock Café, Toronto 5 – 7 PM
Between The Buried And Me The Fillmore Charlotte 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Dethklok & Mastodon House of Blues Boston 6:30 – 7 PM
Five Finger Death Punch The Fillmore Denver 6 – 7 PM
Hellogoodbye Atlanta Tabernacle 5 – 6 PM
Hollywood Undead w/ Atreyu & Escape the Fate The Gramercy Theater, New York 4 – 6 PM
LMFAO w/ Shwayze The Hollywood Palladium 6 – 8 PM
Taking Back Sunday House of Blues Chicago 5 – 5:30 PM
Tesla Murat Egyptian Room, Indianapolis 5 – 7 PM
The Used TLA Philadelphia 5 – 6 PM
Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to available at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discounts.
Ultimate Access Pass good at one of participating venues only. Not available in Canada. No purchase necessary. For complete details and official rules go to livenation.com.
Atreyu will be the featured guests on the radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn on Monday October 26th at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans can talk to the band during the show by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). A broadcast of the show can also be found at this location.
Atreyu has posted a new music video online for the song "Storm To Pass," which can be viewed below. The track is from Atreyu's upcoming album "Congregation of the Damned." The new album is currently set for an October 27th release date.
The full track listing for "Congregation of the Damned" is as follows:
Stop! Before It’s Too Late and We’ve Destroyed it All
Bleeding is a Luxury
Congregation of The Damned
Black Days Begin
Storm to Pass
You Were King Now You’re Unconscious
Wait For You More...
Following up their critically and commercially successful album, "Lead Sails Paper Anchor," which sold over 315,000 copies, Atreyu is returning with their fifth album entitled "Congregation of the Damned." "Lead Sails Paper Anchor"marked a substantial shift for the group, expressing an explosively commercial and alternative side of Atreyu that had been largely unexplored. With their new album, "Congregation of the Damned," the members wanted to continue to develop musically, but at the same time return to more of the aggression and firepower they exhibited growing up in the hardcore metal-based scene of Orange County, California.
“The music is heavier and so I was able to write darker lyrics,” explains vocalist Alex Varkatzas. “There’s personal shit on there: self-doubt, self-loathing. Bands who sing about happy things have their place, and I’m not singing about dark things to promote them, I’m singing about them so I don’t go insane. It’s pure catharsis. I make music so I don’t go crazy.”
Varkatzas finds himself in that darker territory with first single “Storm To Pass,” a song that has double meaning: the storm as depression, and the storms of war: “You can feel that depression coming on, you can see yourself doing fucked up things but you can’t stop it,” says Varktazas. “I grew up watching the first Iraq war and the invasion of various countries and how the whole thing became one giant shit storm.”
The full track listing for CONGREGATION OF THE DAMNED is as follows:
Stop! Before It’s Too Late and We’ve Destroyed it All
Bleeding is a Luxury
Congregation of The Damned
Black Days Begin
Storm to Pass
You Were King Now You’re Unconscious
Wait For You
In support of the album, every two weeks leading up to the October 27th release, Atreyu will debut a webisode documenting not only their thoughts on the new record, but they will also take a look back at where the band’s career has taken them over the course of the last 10 years. A new webisode will post every two weeks with the final one posting on October 20th.
"Congregation of the Damned," produced by Bob Marlette (Airborne, Ozzy Osbourne), mixed by Rich Costey (Mars Volta, System of A Down, Rage Against the Machine) with select tracks mixed by Noah Shain (Endless Hallway, Sonny),” comes out October 27.
Atreyu’s latest tour dates are as follows: More...
Atreyu has issued the following statement about streaming another new song online starting at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, September 16th:
"It's your lucky week. You just got 1 new song on Sunday. Since we love you so much we're posting another song off our new album tonight. This song is called 'Storm To Pass' and it will be our first US radio single. It's fucking awesome. This song will be posted here on our myspace page at 12:01am EST (technically Wednesday) / 9:01pm PST (technically Tuesday, TONIGHT). New album 'Congregation Of The Damned' in stores everywhere Oct 27."
Atreyu has issued the following statement about streaming a new song online tonight:
"You may have noticed there are no songs on our player right now. There's a reason for that. We're posting our 1st song off our new album 'Congregation Of The Damned' this Sunday (tomorrow) at 10:27pm EST, the song is called 'STOP! BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE AND WE’VE DESTROYED IT ALL…'. Step on up and get knocked the fuck down!!!! New album in stores everywhere Oct 27"
Hot off a headlining slot on the Vans Warped Tour, Las Vegas' Escape The Fate, has announced they will join Hollywood Undead and Atreyu on "The Vatos Locos Tour" this fall, touring in support of their album, "This War Is Ours."
Here are the latest "The Vatos Locos Tour" dates, featuring Atreyu, Hollywood Undead and Escape The Fate:
Atreyu has posted the first in a series of webisodes regarding their new/upcoming album “Congregation Of The Damned,” which is set for release everywhere on October 27. You can check out webisode #1 below.
The long wait for Atreyu fans is over. The Orange County rock pioneers have completed the follow-up to 2007’s highly acclaimed "Lead Sails Paper Anchor." The album, titled "Congregation of the Damned", produced by Bob Marlette (Airborne, Ozzy Osbourne) and mixed by Rich Costey (Mars Volta, System of A Down, Rage Against the Machine), will be released October 27. A fall co-headlining tour with Hollywood Undead is set to kick off on October 16th at The Pavilion in Lubbock, TX.
“I wrote the line ‘congregation of the damned’ for one of the songs on the album and it got me thinking,” says vocalist Alex Varkatzas. “It kind of feels like in a lot of ways that we, as members of a society, are just gathering around and collectively getting fucked over. When you look at what’s going on in our economy and how other people treat each other, it’s kind of like we’re all just lemmings. We’re lined up blankly staring blindly at nothing and just going along with the flow like a congregation of the damned. So this record really reflects my thoughts and feelings about that in every possible way.”
While Congregation of the Damned addresses some dark, troubling subject matter, creating the album was far from a struggle. The band starting writing new material in January 2009 and by the time they entered Henson Studios in Los Angeles with producer Bob Marlette, they had 25 new songs.
“I think this is the longest our band has ever had laser-like focus on an album,” Varkatzas says. “We were all working together really well and we had a great time in the studio with Bob, who we called BeelzeBob. He’s this jovial cigar-smoking, goatee-sporting dude from Nebraska, and he really helped us fine tune the material and nail our best performances.”
While Congregation of the Damned features some of the band’s heaviest riffs ever on tracks like “You Were the King, Now You’re Unconscious” and “Bleeding Is A Luxury,” it also contains some of truly delicate and sentimental moments, including piano ballad “Wait For You.”
“That one’s just a beautiful song, and if you don’t like it, you don’t have a heart,” Varkatzas says. “I’d say that this album is a mix of everything we’ve ever done. For every song that’s more melodic or rock-driven there’s a total shitkicker, and I think that’s what makes us a well-rounded band.”
Atreyu will kick off a fall co-headlining tour with Hollywood Undead and will remain on the road throughout most of 2010.
“The new set is gonna feature a lot of songs from ‘Congregation’ plus a bunch of other stuff,” Varkatzas says. “We’re just really happy with the album and we can’t wait to play it for people live.”
Atreyu reports that they are almost done with their new album in a short update:
"So it's been a while since we've said anything about it.. but we're about 87.33% done w/ the new record. It should be done by August and it set for release in October I believe. We'll let you know track listing, album title, etc very soon.
"Also, if you didn't know already, we have a Twitter. We update it fairly frequently so add us! Atreyu Twitter."
Avenged Sevenfold has announced that they will be performing in Las Vegas at The New Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday, April 18 with special guest Atreyu. Avenged Sevenfold will be one of the bands to headline opening weekend, along with Paul McCartney (4/19) and The Killers (4/17). Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Saturday, March 7th at noon.
ROCK ON THE RANGE will return to Columbus, Ohio’s Crew Stadium Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2009. The 2009 line-up for the nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country will be highlighted by performances from some of rock’s biggest artists including Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn.
“We try to listen to our fans and they've been saying for years that we should play at Rock On The Range,” said Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe.
“We're really excited to play one of America's great rock festivals,” SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor says, “Being asked to headline Rock on the Range is an absolute pleasure! Columbus, Ohio has always been very good to us. The line-up looks great; the shows look fantastic. And I personally think it will be an absolute blast for everyone. See you in May!”
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, the two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event will feature a potent line-up of more than 35 bands. This year’s well-rounded mix of rock’s top artists also includes Shinedown, Buckcherry, The Used, Atreyu, Chevelle, Flyleaf, Saving Abel, Saliva, Blue October, Hoobastank, Black Stone Cherry, and many more.
This marks the third outing for the annual event, which drew 30,000 people in its inaugural year in 2007 and more than 55,000 people in 2008. Event features this year include the addition of a third stage, the Jägermeister Music Stage, on-stage fan platforms--for contest winners--and an expanded vendor village.
In 2009, ROCK ON THE RANGE will also increase their “Go Green” initiative via ROTR “Go Green,” an online portal that allows fans to recycle old cell phones and mp3 players for free tickets and ROTR memorabilia and official festival merchandise. ROTR is the first festival to have an on-line recycling trade-in rewards component. More information can be found at www.rotrgogreen.com.
Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE, as well as VIP Packages that include festival tickets, hotel accommodations and festival merchandise, go on sale Saturday, February 21 at 10:00 AM (ET) via www.rockontherange.com and www.ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office. Two-day ticket packages will start as low as $99.50.
Here's the complete Rock On The Range 2009 lineup: More...
Atreyu has issued the following statement:
"As you probably know by now we'll be playing the 2nd Annual Musink Tattoo and Music Fest this year. We're headlining Saturday Feb 21. There are a lot of great bands playing, a TON of amazing tattoo artists from around the world and a lot of other cool stuff too. We hope to see you there... would be a perfect place to get an Atreyu tattoo too ;) click here for more info"
Former Atreyu bassist Chris Thomson and former Bleeding Through drummer Marc Jackson have teamed with vocalist Steven Miller and guitarist Keith Dival to form Crushed on You. Several demo tracks from their upcoming five track EP are available here.
While Crushed on You is not a metal band, you can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.
Four dates have been added to the Taste Of Chaos tour, spanning Denmark, Sweden and Belgium. Bands on the bill include As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Story Of The Year, Mucc and Horse The Band.
Here are those TASTE OF CHAOS tour dates:
10/10/08 – DK – Copenhagen – KB Hall
11/10/08 – SE – Stockholm – Arenan
12/10/08 – SE – Malmö – KB Hall
13/10/08 – BE – Antwerp – Hof Ter Loo
Los Angeles hardcore band, HORSE the band, have announce the following tour dates with Atreyu, Story of the Year, As I Lay Dying, and MUCC (Japan only)
10/09 Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
10/10 Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB Hall
10/11 Stockholm, Sweden @ Arenan
10/12 Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall
10/15 London, UK @ Astoria
10/16 Lincoln, UK @ English Shed
10/17 Norwich, UK @ UEA
10/19 Cardiff, UK @ University
10/20 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
10/21 Birmingham, UK @ Academy
10/22 Leeds, UK @ Met University
10/24 Hull, UK @ University
10/25 Edinburgh, UK @ Picturehouse
10/26 Dundee, UK @ Fat Sam Live
10/27 Glasgow, UK @ ABC
10/29 Preston, UK @ 53 Degrees
10/30 Manchester, UK @ Academy
10/31 Oxford, UK @ Academy
More dates to be announced soon.