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Some new additions have been made to the forthcoming 2011 Vans Warped Tour. A few notable heavy bands have also been added to the extensive touring festival and can be found in the list below.
August Burns Red
Winds Of Plague
The Devil Wears Prada
A Day To Remember
Abandon All Ships
The Acacia Strain
Of Mice & Men
Set Your Goals
We Came As Romans
The Word Alive
Hard partying U.K. band Asking Alexandria was banned from a club in a heavily Christian section of Nashville, Tenn., the group's publicist reports.
"The group's reckless image proved to be too much for the conservative venue Rockettown in Nashville, TN who deemed the band 'too controversial' and banned them," a spokesman for the band said. "This primarily Christian area hasn't been this riled up since the days of the antichrist Marilyn Manson's notorious run, but Asking Alexandria make no apologies as rock n' roll is supposed to be dangerous and exciting."
The band moved the April 12 show to Cannery Ballroom on April 12th.
The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced that three more bands have been confirmed for this year's event. The biggest announcement comes in the form of The Darkness, who have recently reunited and are expected to be releasing a new album by the end of the year.
Also confirmed for festival are Funeral For A Friend and Kverlatak. The event takes place at Donington Castle from June 10th - 12th and will feature the following lineup: More...
Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.
Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...
Asking Alexandria is set to perform at the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Award Show on April 20th, which will be held at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. The band is also nominated in the “Best New Band” category, which is all decided upon by fan voting.
The band will also return to North America, headlining a massive touring package this spring with Emmure, Chiodos, Miss May I, Evergreen Terrace, and Lower Than Atlantis. The trek, dubbed “The Reckless and Relentless Tour,” kicks off on March 11th and runs through April 17th. The dates are as follows:
Mar 11 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Mar 12 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
Mar 13 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Mar 14 The Pageant Saint Louis, MO
Mar 16 Never Say Never Festival Mcallen, TX Tickets
Mar 17 Red 7 Austin, TX
Mar 18 Cains Ballroom Tulsa, OK
Mar 19 South By So What @ Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX
Mar 21 Club 101 El Paso, TX
Mar 22 Marquee Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Mar 24 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Mar 25 Fox Theatre Pomona, CA
Mar 26 Extreme Thing Festival Las Vegas, NV
Mar 27 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
Mar 28 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Mar 29 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Mar 30 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Apr 01 MacHall Ballroom Calgary, Canada
Apr 02 Edmonton Events Centre Edmonton, Canada
Apr 04 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 05 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Apr 06 Sokol Underground Omaha, NE
Apr 09 The Jamboree Toledo, OH
Apr 10 Expo Five Louisville, KY
Apr 12 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Apr 13 Zydeco Birmingham, AL
Apr 14 Valarium Knoxville, TN
Apr 15 Greene Street Club Greensboro, NC
Apr 16 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Apr 17 Northern Lights Albany, NY
The organisers of the United Kingdom's Download Festival has announced that a further sixteen bands have been confirmed for the event, including such big names as Disturbed, Black Stone Cherry and Cheap Trick, along with Bring Me The Horizon, Sacred Mother Tongue, All That Remains, Bowling For Soup, Devil Wears Prada, Turisas, Frank Turner, Asking Alexandria, Straight Line Stitch, Madina Lake, The King Blues, Ghost and Jameson Raid. The event will take place at Donington Castle from June 10th-12th and features the following lineup:
Def Leppard (Headliner)
System Of A Down (Headliner)
Linkin Park (Headliner)
Bullet For My Valentine
Black Stone Cherry
All That Remains
The Gaslight Anthem
Bowling For Soup
The Devil Wears Prada
Bring Me The Horizon
The Damned Things
Escape The Fate
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Masters Of Reality
Sacred Mother Tongue
Straight Line Stitch
The King Blues
Rise To Remain
As Third String Productions enters a 7th year of promoting festivals in North Texas, the organization has teamed up with Sumerian Records to present the 2011 South By So What?! music festival. South By So What?! began in 2007 as a multi-stage music festival showcasing the majority of the all-ages bands that would be making the trek to SXSW. This year's festival will be held at The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX on Saturday, March 19th and headlined by Sumerian artist Asking Alexandria.
The support acts include: Emmure, Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, Dance Gavin Dance, The Faceless, The Acacia Strain, Chiodos, Veil of Maya, Animals As Leaders, the recently reunited Gatsby's American Dream, Iwrestledabearonce, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Evergreen Terrace, Kill Matriarch, T-Mills, Lower Than Atlantis, Of Mice & Men, In Fear And Faith, I Set My Friends On Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, Upon A Burning Body, Abandon All Ships, Woe Is Me, The Color Morale, I Declare War, For All Those Sleeping, Just Like Vinyl, Close To Home, The Amity Affliction, and more still to be announced.
For additional details on the festival check out this location.
Lancaster, PA’s This Or The Apocalypse has announced the band will be included on the soundtrack for the new indie horror film "The Orphan Killer." The song "Charmer," cut from the band’s 2010 release "Haunt What’s Left," appears as track six on the soundtrack. The DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the movie are to be released on February 14th, 2011. Other bands appearing on the soundtrack include Asking Alexandria, Most Precious Blood, and Born of Osiris.
This or the Apocalypse also has the following upcoming tour dates:
2/19 Springfield, VT @ 802 Music
2/20 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
2/21 Clinton, NJ @ Aquifer Music Venue w/ Shai Hulud
3/4 State Line, PA @ Crossroads Church
3/5 Wheeling, WV @ Yesterday’s
3/25 Gettysburg, PA @ Bombshelter
3/26 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (Atticus Metal Tour)
3/27 Clifton Park NY @ Northern Lights (Atticus Metal Tour)
4/16 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Fest)
Asking Alexandria has posted the following statement online in response to the band's cancellation of U.K. tour dates:
"As you are all aware at this point in time, we are in the unfortunate position of having to reschedule a few of our UK tour dates. Please understand that this was not an easy decision for us and has taken a lot of thought and consideration to come to the conclusion that we have eventually reached. The reason for these shows will become clear in the coming weeks as we are unable to make public just now. You, our fans, are the reason for this bands success, your love and support has made this band what it is today, and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for that.
"We are asking you, and hoping that you will all understand and support us at this time. We have been presented with the most amazing opportunity which we feel could really take this band in the next step of our careers. It is a goal we have had since day one, and again it has been made obtainable due to your support of this band. Rather than just cancel these shows we have re-arranged them to another date, not far from the original date they were scheduled for.
"Thank you so much for all of your understanding and support in the matter. We really cannot wait to hang out with you all and see you at the shows."
The newly rescheduled dates are expected to be announced shortly.
Melodic deathcore act Asking Alexandria has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek will come from Emmure, Chiodos, Miss May I, Evergreen Terrace and Lower Than Atlantis. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues for the "Reckless And Relentless Tour" below:
03/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/12 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
03/13 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
03/14 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
03/16 McAllen, TX – Las Palmas Racepark (“Never Say Never Festival“)
03/17 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/18 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/19 Dallas, TX – The Palladium (“South By So What Fest“)
03/21 El Paso, TX – Club 101
03/22 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/24 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/25 Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre
03/26 Las Vegas, NV – Extreme Thing Festival
03/27 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
03/28 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
03/29 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
03/30 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/01 Calgary, AB – MacHall Ballroom (University of Calgary)
04/02 Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre
04/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04/05 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
04/06 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
04/09 Toledo, OH – The Jamboree
04/10 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
04/12 Nashville, TN – Rockettown
04/13 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
04/15 Greensboro, NC – Greene St
04/16 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
04/17 Albany, NY – Northern Lights
Blame it on the liquored egg nog or a simple exuberance to finally tear open those beautiful packages under the tree, but somehow we didn't get up the list of new Rock Band Network metal songs last Friday. Just because it isn't the weekend doesn't mean you can't pull down the plastic guitars and get a-rocking, though, as this week sees quite a few new metal entries to the game.
The Xbox 360 version has been taken over by the likes of Dimmu Borgir, Arkaea, Battlesoul, Heaven Shall Burn, and Deadlock. On December 28th the PS3 version of Rock Band gets more Suicide Silence, All That Remains, and Between the Buried and Me. Continuing to beef up its metal selection, the Wii edition gets IWrestledABearOnce, Demon Hunter, and Asking Alexandria on January 4th.
The newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the non-metal songs, are as follows:
Arkaea - "Gone Tomorrow"
Battlesoul - "Battlesoul"
Big Engine - "Party Like a Rock Star"
Blanks. - "Lodger"
Blanks. - "Pouncer"
Blanks. - "(Lone Wolf) Soccer Mom"
Daas Bosh - "Eternal Divine Angel Death"
Deadlock - "The Brave / Agony Applause"
Dimmu Borgir - "The Serpentine Offering"
Dirty Filthy Mugs - "Another Round"
Faithful Darkness - "Stay Awake"
FeelAbouT - "Stop"
Freen In Green - "Iceblind"
Garage A Trois - "Power Patriot"
Graveyard BBQ - "The Clothes That Makes the Man"
Heaven Shall Burn - "The Omen"
Incordiales - "No Pertenezco"
John Garrison - "Lost"
Kirby Krackle - "Vault 101"
Lee DeWyze - "Princess (Reprise)"
Miss May I - "Relentless Chaos"
Octavio Sune - "Esto ya lo Toque Manana"
Raging Meats - "Splosion Man Theme Song"
She Bears - "What Morning Brings"
The Taj Motel Trio - "OaOaO"
Wretched - "Cimmerian Shamballa" More...
Melodic deathcore act Asking Alexandria has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "A Prophecy" which appears on the band's debut album "Stand Up and Scream" which was released through Sumerian Records. You can view the clip below:
Asking Alexandria has partnered up with Alternative Press to present an exclusive look into the new video for the track "A Prophecy," which was shot by director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, Silverstein). The behind the scenes video clip can be viewed below. Ben Bruce (guitars) describes the process behind the video shoot:
"From 6PM through until 6AM the following morning. One of the most grueling and punishing 12 hours of my life. The video shoot for 'A Prophecy' tested our physical and mental stability. We shot the video in the backroads of downtown LA. Rain machines, fire, cold weather and freezing water conditions in strangers pools were just some of the things we had to endure through out the video shoot. We were all very sick whilst shooting this due to the extreme conditions we were asked to perform in. Blisters on our feet, growling, empty stomachs and lots of make up and hairspray that spent less time where it was intended draining into our mouths due to the rain, but it was all worth going through. The video shoot was quite the experience, and we can't wait to show the world how it has come out." More...
Asking Alexandria has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom and Europe. The tour will reach 11 cities across the continent. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
04/19 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
04/20 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
04/21 Birmingham, UK – HMH
04/22 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
04/23 Meerhout, BEL – Groezrock Festival
04/25 Paris, FRA – Batofar
04/26 Lyon, FRA – Warmaudio
04 27 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
04/28 Berlin, GER – Magnet
04/29 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
04/30 Munster, GER – Sputnikhalle
Asking Alexandria is set to release a limited edition EP/DVD entitled "Life Gone Wild," which will be exclusive to all Hot Topic stores, in addition to being available across all digital retail platforms. The EP is slated for a December 21st release and will feature two Skid Row covers, a brand new track from the band's next full-length album, and bonus video footage.
Ben (guitars) further explains how the EP came together: "Life Gone Wild is an EP that we really wanted to make happen. We talked about it over and over again. Will people accept this? Will they enjoy it? We truly believe people will love this release. It's raw and it shows another side of us. Our passion for music is portrayed in a completely different light. We are huge 80's rock fans and we wanted to play some songs that will have our slightly older audience reminiscing and hopefully open up some new doors to our younger fans and introduce them to some awesome music that they may not have heard before. Either way, the two Skid Row covers, '18 and Life' and 'Youth Gone Wild' are timeless classics and deserve to be sung along to at the top of your lungs.
"The re-mix editions of 'Sincerity' and 'American Average' were done, again, to sort of broaden the horizons and introduce people to another genre of music we love to listen to. Just fun and loud alcohol induced beats. Perfect for those drunken nights where you just can't help but dance like a fool. 'Breathless' is a song we have been playing live on our past couple of tours. It's a brand new song that will be on our upcoming new album Reckless and Relentless. We are releasing it on this EP so that our fans get the chance to hear something new from us. There will also be an original demo version of a track from Stand up and Scream. This is a version that most people won't be familiar with and that you can't buy anywhere else. More...
Asking Alexandria recently completed a North American tour with All That Remains and will now spend the remainder of the year touring the U.K. on a series of headlining shows. The band is also set to release the remix album "Stepped Up And Scratched (Stand Up and Scream Remix)" in January, 2011. This record is a remixed, electro/dubstep version of the band's debut album "Stand Up And Scream," and will include all new artwork and packaging.
Ben Bruce (guitars) has checked in with the following report upon completing the most recent tour: "I can't really think of many words to sum up the All That Remains tour. The only words that really come to mind are fucking awesome. It was a great tour. We made some great friends during this five week trek across America and had some really amazing times. The crowds at every show were great. We had our loyal and dedicated fans come out to see us, and I feel like we won a lot of new fans on this tour as well.
"It was our last U.S. tour of 2010, and what a great way to leave the country. The last tour of the year is a headlining UK run. We are so excited to be going back home and playing across Britain. The tour is sold out, which is really amazing considering it's our first UK tour and we couldn't be happier. 2010 has been amazing, but this is only the beginning. 2011 is going to be unreal."
Asking Alexandria has partnered up with Revolver Magazine to present an exclusive webisode series. In the first episode, which can be viewed here, Danny (vocals) and Ben (guitars) check in from the Sumerian office to talk about a plethora of topics: filming a new video, touring with All That Remains, not drinking before shows, and their plans for the rest of the year.
Asking Alexandria recently filmed a video for the track “A Prophecy” with director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, Silverstein). The band has posted still photos from the video shoot, which can be seen via the Asking Alexandria MySpace page. The group also kicked off a massive North American tour as direct support to All That Remains this past week, which runs through Nov. 14th.
Guitarist Ben Bruce has checked in from the tour with the following report: "From 6PM through until 6AM the following morning. One of the most grueling and punishing 12 hours of my life. The video shoot for 'A Prophecy' tested our physical and mental stability. We shot the video in the backroads of downtown LA. Rain machines, fire, cold weather and freezing water conditions in strangers pools were just some of the things we had to endure through out the video shoot. We were all very sick whilst shooting this due to the extreme conditions we were asked to perform in. Blisters on our feet, growling, empty stomachs and lots of make up and hairspray that spent less time where it was intended draining into our mouths due to the rain, but it was all worth going through. The video shoot was quite the experience, and we can't wait to show the world how it has come out. More...
This week's roundup of new metal tracks added to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network includes The Red Chord, Suicide Silence, and Amberian Dawn. On the 19th of October the PS3 gets more Asking Alexandria and Evergreen Terrace, while the Wii receives new additions from Unearth, All That Remains, and Demon Hunter. The complete list of new Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
The Dangerous Summer - "The Permanent Rain"
Shy Nobleman - "Girlfriend"
Steve Fister - "Old Lady Trouble"
Fang Island - "Daisy"
Zigaboo Modeliste - "Standing in Your Stuff"
The Virginmarys - "Bang Bang Bang"
Boney Mean - "Rotten Cat Halloween Rat"
Nushu - "Spill"
Suicide Silence - "Wake Up"
Of Mice & Men - "Second & Sebring"
Visqueen - "Hand Me Down"
OK Go - "White Knuckles"
Stan Bush - "The Touch"
Amberian Dawn - "Snowmaiden"
Gatling - "Nihilanth"
The Red Chord - "Antman"
Wolfblur - "Frostbite Cavern" More...
Everybody needs a little metal on the weekends, and the Rock Band Network has got new songs available to make sure you get your fix. This week the Xbox 360 edition has seen new songs from Graveyard BBQ, The Agonist, Amberian Dawn, Periphery, and I Am Abomination. On October 12th the PS3 edition gets new music from Amberian Dawn and Heaven Ablaze, while the Wii version gets songs from Despised Icon and Asking Alexandria. The newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including the non-metal songs, are as follows:
Andy Timmons - "Headed for the Ditch"
Graveyard BBQ - "BBQ Nation"
Last Day Off - "Mrs. Right"
The Agonist - "Thank You, Pain."
Rose of Jericho - "Midnight Eyes"
Rose of Jericho - "Signed With Love"
Mile Marker Zero - "Laceration"
Amberian Dawn - "Saga"
Gomez - "How We Operate"
Rain Dogs - "Dirt"
Shelly Rastin feat. Randy Bachman - "High Class Trailer Trash"
Confide - "Now Or Never"
Steam Powered Giraffe - "Electricity is in My Soul"
Shylo Elliott - "Far Wanderings"
Periphery - "Buttersnips"
New Rising Son - "Rain"
Widespread Panic - "Chilly Water (Live)"
Children of Nova - "Arcaedion"
I Am Abomination - "The Deceiver"
Dash Rip Rock - "Johnny Ace 2010"
Public Radio - "Forgot Love"
Single White Infidel - "Right to the Apex" More...