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Below is our complete Militia 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.
Texas act Militia has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"Due to very difficult geographical challenges that have caused Militia to be inactive for far too long, we are now looking for a drummer in the Austin area.
"We are ready to start doing shows in the near future. If you or someone you know would be a good fit for Militia please message us on this page. And spread the word!
"Phil Achee is an original member of Militia and is our brother. We totally wanted to keep the original line-up together. We respect and honor his decision to remain in Alabama with his daughter. We wish him the very best."
For more info on Militia, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
It was recently announced that Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away on December 23rd on stage during a performance.
Since then Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has issued a statement about Mike's passing, and various other metal bands have also shared their thoughts about Mike online.
The Electric Hellfire Club:
We in The Electric Hellfire Club are saddened to learn of the untimely death of one of industrial/metal's greatest, most-underrated players, Ministry/RevCo/Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia. Our condolences to his family. However, we should all be so lucky to shuffle off this mortal coil as he did: doing what we love, which, in his case was playing onstage with a guitar in his hands. We'll miss you, Mike.
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The new Militia CD "Strength and Honor" is set for release this coming March 15th, with pre-orders currently available by contacting the band.
Militia has now revealed the album's track listing will be as follows:
1. A Call To Arms
3. The Judas Dream
4. Before The Fall
6. And The Gods Made War
9. The Black Marauders
10. Unveil The Faith
11. We Need A New Enemy
Militia has checked in with the following update about the release of the new "Strength and Honor" album:
"Militia is proud to announce that the release date of Militia's all new, full-length CD entitled 'Strength and Honor' is on The Ides Of March.
"We are now accepting pre-orders, which will begin shipping on March 15. 'Strength and Honor' is only available directly from Militia.
"Click here to go to the Militia Merchandise Store. If you haven't done so already, 'like' our page to access the Militia Merchandise Store. Be sure to spread the word to all in the metal community!
"All of us thank you for your patience during the long process that has led to this moment."
Militia has posted a new song online, which can be heard in the player below. The band also commented:
"Here is the first song from our upcoming album 'Strength And Honor.' The song is called 'And The Gods Made War.' The album will be out by the end of the year."
Militia has issued the following announcement about "The Second Coming," which is a re-issue of "They Sybling" EP with bonus material:
"This is the first authorized vinyl re-issue of "The Sybling" EP. There were only 100 originals pressed back in 1985. This re-issue is also a limited edition release, with only 750 produced in black vinyl and 250 in silver vinyl. Each track was remastered by Patrick W. Engel in January 2011.
"'The Second Coming' also features the 'Regiments Of Death' and 'No Submission' demos, along with 2 bonus tracks. In addition, there is a 4-page booklet with photo collages, as well as a 22" x 33" poster with a collage of fliers from Militia shows from 1984-1986."
The track listing is as follows:
- Side 1 -
Objective Termination (The Sybling EP 1986)
Salem Square (The Sybling EP 1986)
The Sybling (The Sybling EP 1986)
Thrash to Destroy (Regiments of Death Demo 1985, completed 2008)
Onslaught (Rehearsal 1984)
- Side 2 -
Metal Axe (Regiments of Death Demo 1985)
Search for Steel (Regiments of Death Demo 1985)
Regiments of Death (Regiments of Death Demo 1985)
Talking to the Stone (No Submission Demo 1986)
No Submission (No Submission Demo 1986)
Militia has checked in with the following update about the re-release of "The Sybling" and the release of the band's new album:
"In just a few days, we will be receiving our copies of the long-awaited vinyl re-release of 'The Sybling,' entitled 'The Second Coming.' Consisting of the entire 'Sybling' EP, along with the 'Regiments of Death' and 'No Submission' demos, this project is released by High Roller Records & Metaleros Records. The tracks were remastered in January 2011 by Patrick W. Engel. This is a limited edition release of 1000 copies, 750 with black vinyl and 250 with silver vinyl. Also included is an A1 poster (23" x 33") featuring flier for many of Militia's shows from 1984 to 1986.
"The album will be available directly from Militia in the coming days. You can request to have your copy signed by all 5 original members. As soon as we work out the shipping price details, we will begin accepting orders. We can't give an exact date, but it will be very soon!! "The Second Coming" will close the book on Militia's early material. There are no future plans to re-release or re-record any of the songs from 1984 - 1986. Which brings us to Part 2 of this update... More...
Militia has issued the following announcement about re-issuing a vinyl EP and working on an upcoming album:
"Twenty-five years ago, Militia released a 3-song 12" vinyl EP called 'The Sybling.' The first pressing was only 100 copies. As a result, 'The Sybling' became one of the rarest metal records, selling for between $1100 - $3000 on internet auctions over the past 10 years.
"Fast-forward to 2011, and Militia has risen again, thanks to the legacy of 'The Sybling.' One of the most often-asked questions has been 'Will The Sybling ever be re-released in vinyl?' We are proud to announce that the answer, finally, is YES!
"Militia has partnered with Metaleros & High Roller Records to release 'The Second Coming$', a limited-edition 12" vinyl release consisting of 1000 copies, 750 in black & 250 in silver vinyl. It will feature a 4-page, full color insert, full color back and A4 poster. Both 'The Sybling' EP and the 'Regiments of Death' demo will appear on this release, along with the band’s 1986 demo entitled 'No Submission' and other early recordings.
"Metaleros/High Roller will be unveiling 'The Second Coming' on April 29-30 at the Keep It True Festival in Germany. The album will also be available directly from the band, with the date for pre-orders to be announced in a few days. This will likely be the final release of 1980's era Militia recordings!
"After overcoming obstacle after obstacle throughout 2010, Militia is now making very significant progress in the recording of the new album 'A Call To Arms.' We fully expect to have the album completed this spring and released this summer! This full-length album will contain the first new Militia songs composed by our original line-up since 1985. We can't wait to unleash this album to the metal world! Thanks to all of you for your patience and support!"
Militia has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a vinyl re-issue of "The Sybling" and working on a new full-length album:
"Militia will soon unveil a special limited-edition vinyl re-issue of 'The Sybling,' entitled 'The Second Coming.' Expected release date is April 2011. More details to follow!!
"Also, we are still continuing our work on our all-new album, entitled 'A Call To Arms.' We will be issuing a more detailed update in the coming weeks."
MILITIA and singer Matt Ulrichsen has parted ways, sighting creative differences during the recording sessions of the bands untitled new cd.
The band comments on the decision, "After the initial recording of the opening track 'Seeing Red' the band was dissatisfied with the results and fired him. It was something that had to be done to maintain the integrity of the music. Ulrichsen was replaced by Bay Area singer Dan "DJ" Sanborn, who has given the band a 'heavier' sound while staying true to the integrity of the music. "
"When people hear this they will understand why we made this move. Scott Fraser and Sandborn have been collaborating and the pace of writing has been stepped up ten fold. The band is still on track for an early spring 2011 release. Look for the first track to be posted toward the end of November."
Guitarist Scott Fraser of California thrash metal band Militia has issued the following updates on the progress of their new album:
"In DiscoBay this week doing preproduction/initial track-recording for the upcoming album of ALL NEW Militia tunes. Johnny Fain (*GobStopper Sound/Productions*) is @ the helm working some ProTools goodness & magic. So far, the music is lightyears beyond what we did in the day. And the sound we are getting is nothing short of 'hammer-of-Thor CRUSHING.' I can honestly say that the sheer power of the opening track is overwhelming."
"Pre-production wrapped up this last weekend. Matt, Tony, and I completed the first song 'SEEING RED' @ GobStopper Sound Studios in Discovery Bay, CA. The sound is pretty devastating and is WAY beyond anything from our back catalog. Unfortunately, Thayik won't be a part of the newly awakened 'beast,' and it is still unclear whether or not Dave Confer will be involved on any level. However, the the steel is being forged as I speak & the 'goods' WILL be delivered either way. "SEEING RED" is proof positive that dicks WILL be knocked into the dirt (*wink*wink*)"
San Francisco Bay area thrash/power metal band MILITIA has issued the following new album update:
"The band is very focused and positive about the new album and it's progress. Scott, Dave, Matt, Tony and Thayik are writing and are 1000% dedicated to delivering everthing you would expect with some surprises as well. The sleeping giant sleeps no more!"