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Internal Affairs

From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Internal Affairs News

Below is our complete Internal Affairs 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.

Internal Affairs Breaks Up, Announces Final Shows

California hardcore band Internal Affairs has announced their break-up. The group has cancelled their previously announced European tour but will likely announce a final show shortly. Here's a statement from the band:

"6 years, 17 countries, and countless shows... The road for Internal Affairs is coming to an end. This band has been so amazing for the 5 of us, and we are so thankful for everyone who has been apart of it. We have met some of the most incredible friends from around the world thanks to I.A. We have decided to call it quits. No need for a long ridiculous explanation other than we feel it is time to move on. Thanks for your support over the years. Special thanks to: Malfunction Records, Triumvir, Resist Records, Deathwish Inc., Not Just Words Records, 530 Records, Avocado Booking, Crime Scene Merch, Icon Screen Printing, TDT Screen Printing, Untied Print & Press, Tim Oswald, LAHC and everyone who has toured with us, fed us, or provided us a place to stay."

In the wake of their break-up, Internal Affairs will make one final trip to the East Coast. Here are the tour dates:

1/27 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Alpha And Omega
1/28 Long Island, NY @ TBA w/ Alpha And Omega
1/29 Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ Alpha And Omega
1/30 Montreal, QC @ Cafe Linco w/ Alpha And Omega
1/31 Boston, MA @ ICC w/ Alpha And Omega
2/1 Philadlephia, PA @ 1st Unitarian Church w/ Alpha And Omega

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Internal Affairs and I Rise To Tour Europe

Internal Affairs and I Rise will team up for a European tour this fall. The tour dates include:

10/24 Lichtenstein, Germany @ JUZ Riot
10/25 Essen, Germany @ Break Down The Walls Festival
10/26 London, UK @ Underworld w/ Runnin Riot Festival
10/27 Nottingham, UK @ TBA
10/28 Stoke On Trent, UK @ The Glebe
10/29 Birmingham, UK @ Ben and Johnsons
10/30 Arnheim, Netherlands @ The Stage
10/31 Traunreut, Germany @ Jugendheim
11/01 Bologna, Italy @ Bardamu
11/02 Vicenza, Italy @ Yourban Club
11/03 Budapest, Hungary @ Filterclub
11/04 Wien, Austria @ Arena
11/05 Warsaw, Poland @ Radio Luksembourg

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Rivalry Records Showcase Announced

The Rivalry Records 2008 Showcase will take place on February 29th and March 1st at Gilman St. in Berkeley, CA. Doors open at 7pm and admission is $10 for each day. Tickets are only available at the door. Here's the line-up:

Allegiance (final show)
Verse
The First Step
Internal Affairs
Trash Talk
Red Handed

Ceremony
Betrayed
Killing The Dream
Soul Control
Another Breath
Get The Most

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Free Deathwish/Malfunction Winter Sampler Online

Deathwish/Malfunction Records has posted a free Winter 2007/2008 sampler online for download. Featuring cover art by Dennis McNett, this collection features songs from some of the most recent Deathwish/Malfunction releases. Bands featured include: Trash Talk, Trap Them, Shipwreck a.d., Pulling Teeth, Blacklisted, 108, The Great Deceiver, The Hope Conspiracy, Ceremony, Reign Supreme, Internal Affairs, Meltdown, Bitter End, and Life Long Tragedy. The collection is available FREE and only in Digital format.

You can download the entire sampler in ZIP format here. You can also stream the entire release here.

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Converge, 108, Internal Affairs West Coast Dates

Converge, 108, and Internal Affairs will play several West Coast shows together in October. Here are the tour dates:

10/18 Oakland, CA @ The Oakland Metro
10/19 Ventura, CA @ The Alpine
10/20 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
10/21 San Diego, CA @ SOMA Sidestage

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Deathwish Merges With Malfuntion Records

Deathwish Inc. has officially merged with hardcore/punk label Malfunction Records.

Formed in 1999, Malfunction has released music from artists including Internal Affairs, Ceremony, Cast Aside, Count Me Out, Bitter End, The Hope Conspiracy, Meltdown, XO Skeletons, Piece By Piece, and Give Up The Ghost.

According to Deathwish, "Together, Deathwish and Malfunction are now one label family. Effective immediately, Deathwish will take over day to day operations of the label. We will continue to operate Malfunction with the same love and dedication that Linas and Tru gave to the label since its inception. As importantly, we show all Malfunction affiliated artists the same dedication and support that we provide to all things Deathwish."

Look for new releases from Bitter End, Trash Talk, and Reign Supreme beginning Fall 2007.

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Champion, Betrayed Australian Tour Dates

Champion, Betrayed, Internal Affairs, and Miles Away will be touring Australia together in December. Here are the tour dates scheduled so far:

12/07 Perth@ Rosemount
12/08 Perth @ HQ
12/09 Adelaide @ Enigma
12/10 Melbourne @ Arthouse
12/11 Melbourne @ Stonecutters
12/13 Canberra @ The Green Room
12/14 Newcastle @ Cambridge
12/15 Brisbane @ Lions Den
12/16 Brisbane @ Basement
12/17 Sydney @ Manning Bar

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Revalation Records Prepping Hardcore Compilation

Revelation Records has announced plans for an upcoming compilation release entitled "Generations: A Hardcore Compilation." The release will feature exclusive tracks by the following bands:

Go It Alone
Lights Out
Mind Eraser
Cold World
Keep It Up
Internal Affairs
LOJ
Fucked Up
Down To Nothing
Robot Whales
Blacklisted
Iron Boots
Snake Eyes
Mental
Sinking Ships
Righteous Jams

All of the material has been completed and the compilation will hit stores on August 2nd.

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Ninjafest Details (UK)

Ninjafest will happen at the Camden Underworld in London on October 23 and 24. Playing during this hardcore weekender are:

October 23
Strength For A Reason
Dead Stop
Rise And Fall
Divide
Zero Mentality
On Thin Ice
Abusive Action
Walk The Plank
Harsh Truth
This Time Around

October 24
Internal Affairs
100 Demons
Justice
6ft Ditch
Break It Up
Raiden
Die My Demon
The Down and Outs
Nothing Done
Ten Fold Truth
Seconds Out

Tickets in advance cost £8.50 per day, or £15 for the weekend.

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Martyr Showcase Details

The first Martyr Showcase is just a few weeks away; it will be held at the Hardcore Mecca, CBGB's on July 15th. It's an evening that showcases this current point in time for Martyr, being celebrated by Martyr's friends and family alike. Here's the rundown of the evening:

With Honor
Internal Affairs
Murder Weapon
The Distance
Inhuman
Donnybrook
A Suburban Blood Drive

Doors - 6:30 PM
Show Starts - 7:00 PM
Cost - $10

For more info, including MP3s from each band visit: www.martyrshowcase.com.

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Internal Affairs Sign To Martyr Records

Martyr Records has signed Los Angeles' INTERNAL AFFAIRS to the family. Comprised of ex & current members of CARRY ON, PIECE BY PIECE & STAND & FIGHT, the members of INTERNAL AFFAIRS are no strangers to Southern California Hardcore. They bring with them their style of Modern Hardcore mixed with 80's/Early 90's Hardcore, akin to NEGATIVE APPROACH, STRAIGHT AHEAD, INFEST & MADBALL.

INTERNAL AFFAIRS have come off a well-received 7" titled "Casualty of the Core" on Malfunction Records and are about to release a split 7" offering with friends ALLEGIANCE on Malfunction & Rival Records.

INTERNAL AFFAIRS will be on tour all through out this Spring & Summer, making appearances from the West Coast to the East Coast, including making stops at this year's Chicago & Posi Numbers Fests.

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