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Below is our complete The Risk Taken 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.

CT Brotherhood Fest 2009 Announced

The CT Brotherhood Fest 2009 (a benefit for Rob Lotzko) will take place on February 21st and 22nd at Bobby Allens in Waterbury, CT. Admission is $20 per day and the following bands are scheduled to perform:

100 Demons
Death Threat
Bury Your Dead
Death Before Dishonor
Sum Of All Fears
The Risk Taken
Living Hell
Dead Wrong
Crowns Of Kings
Check Your Face!
Shoot To Kill
Cold Snap
Follow Through

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The Risk Taken Update and Guitarist Search

The Risk Taken have issued the following update about their guitarist situation and new album:

First of all, we want to acknowledge that our second guitarist Mark Choiniere has left our fold to join the ranks of Throwdown (this happened a couple months ago) and we wish him the best of luck in that endeavor. We have had for the past months Matt Fox of Shai Hulud noteriety filling in on guitar for us and he will likely be playing with us for the next month or so as we continue our search for a new guitarist. Interested candidates should be willing and able to tour a good bit out of the year, have their own gear and be moderatly capable at their instrument and all of the other crap every single band lists when posting something like this. Having past tour experience is a plus as well as living in the general Connecticut (or willing to relocate to) region. People can email us at therisktaken@hotmail.com.

Also we are currently working on our full-length album entitled "Colossus" which should be coming out early next year. Tracking has been going well and we are very pleased thus far. It's definitely a change for band sonically- signficantly darker and heavier but we assure you that you will not be let down. Think along the lines of Until Your Heart Stops era Cave In and His Hero Is Gone.

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Merauder, Hoods, The Risk Taken, et al Tour Dates

Merauder, Hoods, The Risk Taken, and Agents Of Man will be touring the U.S. together in February and March. Here are the dates:

2/7 Farmingdale NY @ The Downtown
2/8 Binghamton NY @ Club Ranelles
2/9 Syracuse NY @ TBA
2/10 Detroit MI @ Alvins
2/11 Buffalo NY @ Broadway Joes
2/12 Columbus OH @ The Compound
2/13 Cleveland OH @ Peabodys
2/14 Indianapolis IN @ United States of Mind
2/15 Grand Rapids MI @ Ten Bells
2/16 Chicago IL @ VFW Hall
2/17 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl
2/18 Lincoln NE @ Royal Grove
2/19 Denver CO @ Pink E's
2/20 Salt Lake City UT @ Comedy Circuit
2/21 Boise ID @ The Venue
2/22 Tacoma WA @ Hell's Kitchen
2/23 Eugene OR @ WOW Hall
2/24 Sacramento CA @ TBA
2/25 Los Angeles CA @ Studio S
2/26 Corona CA @ Showcase Theatre
2/27 Tijuana MEX @ The Voodoo House
2/28 Phoenix AZ @ The Mason Jar
3/01 El Paso TX @ Surges
3/02 San Antonio @ Sanctuary
3/03 Houston TX @ Mary Janes Fat Cat
3/04 Little Rock AR @ Vinos
3/05 Memphis TN @ The Complex
3/06 Birmingham AL @ Cave 9
3/08 Fort Lauderdale/Tampa FL @ TBA
3/09 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
3/10 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
3/11 Atlanta GA @ Forever Nights
3/12 Spartanburg SC @ Ground Zero
3/13 Fredericksburg VA @ Shooters

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Two More Stillborn Fest Lineups Confirmed

Two more line ups have been confirmed for this year's Stillborn Fest. Here are the two new ones along with the previously reported Worcester one.

December 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

December 27 - New York City, NY @ Roseland Ballroom More...

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Stillborn Signs The Risk Taken

Stillborn Records has signed The Risk Taken. You can download "My Last Midnight" here.

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