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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.
Dead To Fall are heading to Trax East to begin recording the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2004 album "Villainy and Virtue" with producer Eric Rachel. Rachel rejoins the band for round two – their previous collaboration was described in Revolver as, "Full of slab-like guitars and raging vocal growls, this brutish metalcore album will reach out of your speakers, beat you down, and steal your wallet." The great Paul Romano (Mastodon, Godflesh) returns to artwork for the cover – his images for "Villainy and Virtue" were some of the most striking to appear that year, and the band is eager to work with him again. The tentative title for the album is "Death and Rebirth" and singer Jon Hunt has said that it has a lot more classic metal elements than any previous Dead To Fall recordings. Expect the album in April 2006, and don’t miss Dead To Fall on tour in January 2006 with Ion Dissonance, where new songs from the album will be performed. Tour dates will be confirming shortly.
Ion Dissonance continue to tour in support of their Abacus Records release, "Solace" and will be on the road through the new year. Here are the remaining tour dates:
10/26 Wheeling IL @ Hangouts w/ Amora Savant.
10/27 Grand Rapids MI @ Ten Bells Nightclub w/ Amora Savant.
10/28 Traverse City MI @ The American Legion Hall w/ Amora Savant, Dissonant, Lift that Cannon.
10/29 Lincoln Park MI @ Floyd's w/ Amora Savant.
11/11 Trois Rivières QC @ TROIS-RIVIÈRES METALFEST w/ Martyr, Exhumed, Blinded by Faith, Descend Into Nothingness, Beneath The Massacre
11/20 Queens NY @ Redzone w/ From A Second Story Window.
11/26 La Tuque QC @ Complexe Culturel Felix Leclerc w/ tba.
12/02 St-Hyacinthe QC @ Cegep de St-hyacinthe w/ Despised Icon.
12/03 Sherbrooke QC @ Eglise Immaculée Conception w/ Despised Icon .
12/09 Virginia Beach VA @ Peppermint Beach Club w/ Darkest Hour, From A Second Story Window.
12/10 Fredericksburg VA @ KC's w/ Darkest Hour, From A Second Story Window.
12/02 St-Hyacinthe, QC, @ Cegep de St-hyacinthe w/ Despised Icon
Justin (guitars) talks about the fire that overtook the THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD tour van:
"Yesterday we had transmission problems in our van and it caused the van to go up in flames. We didn't lose anything of huge value and all of our equipment is safe. Everyone got out of the van just fine and no one is hurt. We did lose some of our bags, blankets/pillows, shirts, hoodies, cd's and other miscellanious items. With the help of Prosthetic, we were able to get a new van and make it to the show (although we were really late). We will definitely continue the tour with Ion Dissonance and The Red Death. Thanks to everyone for your support so far. Words can't describe how much we appreciate it. "
Remaining tour dates are as follows: More...
Ion Dissonance and From A Second Story Window will be hitting Canada briefly in mid-October. Here are the dates:
10/12 London, ONT @ The Embassy
10/13 Oshawa, ONT @ The Dungeon w/ Beneath the Massacre
10/14 Ottawa, ONT @ The Café Deckuf w/ Beneath the Massacre
10/15 Burlington, ONT @ Formac Billiards w/ Beneath the Massacre
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will release their Prosthetic Records debut, Bloodlust on October 25th. The first track, "Two Inches From A Main Artery" can be downloaded here. A video for the song will be shot next month. Bloodlust was produced by Jamie King (Between The Eyes Of The Dead) with artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon). The band will be heading out on the road with Ion Dissonance, Summer's End and The Red Death this September.
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD On Tour:
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Ion Dissonance, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, The Red Death, and Summer's End will be touring the US together this fall. Here's the initial routing:
9/10 Milwaukee, WI
9/11 Chicago, IL
9/12 Indianapolis, IN
9/13 St. Louis, MO
9/14 Kansas City, MO
9/15 Denver, CO
9/16 Salt Lake City, UT
9/17 Boise, ID @ The Venue
9/18 Reno, NV
9/19 San Francisco, CA
9/20 Ventura, CA
9/21 Hollywood, CA
9/22 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
9/23 South Gate, CA @ The Allen Theatre
9/24 Las Vegas, NV
9/25 Phoenix, AZ @ The Phix Gallery
9/26 Albuquerque, NM
9/27 Lubbock, TX
9/28 Oklahoma City, OK
9/29 Memphis, TN
9/30 Nashville, TN
10/1 Charlotte, NC
10/2 Fredericskburg, VA @ KCs
10/3 New York, NY
10/4 Poughkeepsie, NY
10/5 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
Psyopus have dropped of their tour with Swarm Of The Lotus, Ion Dissonance, and Strong Intention. According to the band, their drummer is "MIA." Here's a statement from the group:
"It is deeply upsetting to us but, for those in the band who were dedicated to this tour, our control over other people is imaginary. We would be out there if we could be. We'll still be playing Hellfest this year with our original drummer Greg Herman and we'll be aiming to get a couple extra shows in too so we don't lose our asses financially. We are in a bind right now as you could imagine. Sorry."
The band is in debt to the tune of $2000 for the month, so be a good sport and buy some of their merch.
Canada's Ion Dissonance have released the following update:
First of, Solace is now entirely recorded and mastered, and well, lets just say that we are all very anxious to release the first mp3 so that people will know why we are so proud of that album. We are waiting for Abacus to know when the song "Cleansed by Silence" will be uploaded on the net as first single (which should be anytime soon).
Both Canadian (last April) and American (June) tour were awesome thanks to all of you who showed to the shows and had a good time, i know we did. And thanks to all of our mates, in Despised Icon, From a Second Story Window, Reflux, and On Broken Wings, 'cause of them we had an even better time. You guys have no ideas how grateful we are...
The band will also be touring with Psyopus, Swarm of the Lotus, All Shall Perish, and Strong Intention:
July 28 - Columbus, OH @ High Fives
July 29 - Saginaw, MI @ Old Jamestowne Hall (w/ DEAD TO FALL)
July 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Orchard Inn
July 31 - Port Huron, MI @ TBA
August 1 - Chicago, IL @ The Studio
August 2 - Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Marys
August 3 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
August 4 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 44
August 5 - Fargo, ND @ Billards on Broadway
August 6 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
August 7 - Fayetteville, AR @ Music Hall
August 8 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown
August 9 - Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
August 10 - Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
August 11 - Corpus Chrsiti, TX @ The Ballroom
August 12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
August 13 - Houston, TX @ Mary Janes
August 14 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Darkroom
August 15 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddys
August 16 - Clearwater, FL @ 688 skatepark
August 17 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
August 18 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social
August 19 - Greensboro, NC @ Aces Basement
August 20 - Trenton, NJ @ HellFest
The band will also be playing the following Canadian show with DEAD TO FALL:
August 29 - Montreal, QC @ El Salon
HELLFEST 2K5 has announced the next 22 bands out of the 188 total bands (with more to come) playing this years festival from August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ at the Sovereign Bank Arena. Among the new announcements, Hellfest has managed a reunion of one of the most legendary rap groups to grace the music scene—Public Enemy.
Here are the new;yu announced bands:
HELLFEST 2K5 BAND LINE UP ROUND THREE:
3 Inches Of Blood
Alove For Enemies
All That Remains
Hit The Lights
Kids Like Us
Nobody Left Behind
One Dead Three Wounded
Ready Set Fail
Six Feet Under
This Is Hell
Walk The Line
HERE’S A RE-CAP OF THE FIRST 98 More...
Ion Dissonance have finished recording their second album, "Solace", and have set a September release for the album. "Solace" was recorded by Pierre Remillard (The End, Kirisun, Cryptopsy). Ion Dissonance have also announced their summer tour dates, they are as follows:
6/2 Middletown, NY - Club NY
6/3 Lincoln Park, MI - Floyd's Bar
6/4 Grand Rapids, MI - Ten Bells Nightclub
6/5 Round Lake, IL - Rock And Rack
6/7 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
6/8 Midvale, UT - The Circut
6/9 Boise ID - The Venue
6/10 San Fransisco, CA - The Pound
6/11 Roseville, CA - The Underground
6/12 Bakersfield, CA - Montgomery World Plaza
6/13 Lancaster CA - El Dorado
6/14 Ventura CA - Ventura Missionary Church
6/15 Hollywood CA - Whisky a GoGo
6/16 San Diego CA - Epicenter
6/17 Anaheim CA - Chain Reaction
6/18 South Gate CA - Allen Theatre
6/19 Las Vegas, NV - Roadhouse Casino
6/21 Phoenix AZ - Neckbeards
6/22 Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21
6/23 Lubbock TX - Tokyo Joes
6/24 Wichita KS - Eagles Lodge N
6/25 St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
6/26 Louisville KY - Headliners
6/27 Nashville TN - The Muse
6/28 Memphis TN - The Complex
6/29 Florence AL - Muscle Shoals Music Hall
6/30 Birmingham AL - Cave 9
7/1 Baton Rouge LA - The Darkroom
7/2 Panama City Beach, FL - Springfield Community Center
7/3 Tallahassee, FL - The Beta Bar
7/5 Clearwater, FL - 688 Skatepark
7/6 Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Indoor Skatepark
7/7 Orlando FL - Backbooth
7/8 Myrtle Beach, SC - The Social
7/9 Charlotte NC - Brew Ha Ha's
7/10 Fredericksburg, VA - KC's
Swarm of the Lotus have schedueld their new album, "Sirens of Silence", for July 12th. "Sirens of Silence" was recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge), and mastered by Allan Douches (Burnt by the Sun, A Life Once Lost). Swarm of the Lotus have also annouced tour dates, they are as follows:
6/8 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
With Psyopus, Ion Dissonance, All Shall Perish and Strong Intention:
7/29 Detroit, MI - The Shelter
8/4 ST Paul, MN' - Station 4
8/6 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
8/8 Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21
8/11 Corpus Chrsiti, TX - The Ballroom
8/13 Houston, TX - Fat Cats
8/14 New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern
8/15 Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddys
8/17 Orlando, FL - Backbooth
8/18 Myrtle Beach , SC - The Social
8/19 Charlotte,NC - Milestone
Embrace the End have announced a June 28th release date and is playing a free show at the Troubadour in Hollywood with Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes of Fire. Embrace the End has also announced the beginning of their summer tour that will start on the West Coast, dates are as follows:
6/10 San Jose, CA - The Cave w/ Arsis, Through The Eyes Of The Dead
6/11 Roseville, CA - The Underground w/ On Broken Wings, Ion Dissonance
6/12 Lodi, CA - The Junkyard
6/13 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk w/ Himsa, Scars Of Tomorrow
6/18 Los Angeles, CA - Hanging Jury
6/20 Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza
6/24 Tuscon, AZ - The Boardwalk
6/27 Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour w/ Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes Of Fire
Paria have finished a short tour with From A Second Story Window and are heading home to take a break and write. Here is the update:
"We are home from our east coast venture with our good pals From A Second Story Window. It was a short tour, but we had a great time playing shows and hanging out with those dudes. In that tour we played New England Metal Fest, which was a blast, as well as three dates with Minneapolis metal maniacs Nehemiah including their CD release show. Pictures from Metal Fest can be found here. We want to throw a special thanks out to those guys for having us for those three days and we wish them the best of luck with their new disc. Go pick it up kids!"
We will be home for the next two months (aside from Dustin who will be on tour with Analog) to write some new material for our next full length. We are planning on touring all of July and August as well as a short Canadian run with Ion Dissonance in September when their new CD on Abacus records is released. Plans are still in the works so keep checking back for that."
In other news, Schecter guitars have endorsed Paria. And Jones Soda has worked out a deal with the band and will be printing their album cover on 25,000 bottles of soda. They will be hitting shelves later this summer.
Details regarding Robot Mosh Fest 3 have been announced. The event will take place on Saturday, July 30th at the Old Orchard Inn in Milwaukee, WI. The show starts at 5pm and admission is $12. The following bands are slated to perform:
All Shall Perish
Premonitions of War
Swarm of the Lotus
Wings of Scarlet
The tentative listing of tour dates for the ON BROKEN WINGS, FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW, REFLUX, & ION DISSONANCE tour have been revealed. Updates with venue information will be released as soon as they are made available. On Broken Wings will be playing new material from their new CD, "It's All a Long Goodbye," which hits stores on June 21, 2005.
Here are the tour dates: More...
Premonitions Of War have reportedly dropped off their current Canadian tour with Ion Dissonance and Despised Icon. This information hasn't officially been confirmed (read: call specific venues for confirmation), however, POW has been a no-show for dates thus far. At this point it appears that both illness and border-crossing issues are to blame.
Montreal's Ion Dissonance have officially signed with Abacus Recordings. Formed in 2001, the band released their debut album with Willowtip Records last fall. In May they will enter the studio with producer Pierre Rémillard (Cryptopsy, The End) to record their Abacus debut, entitled "Solace." In the meantime, you can download a demo track from the new album.
Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.
Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.
Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.
Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
The Canadian deathcore six-piece Despised Icon will embark on massive Canadian tour alongside Ion Dissonance and Premonitions of War late this month. The band will also make their first appearance in the U.S. at the Maryland Deathfest late May. Look for additional U.S. dates this summer.
Despised Icon's highly anticipated sophomore release, "The Healing Process," was produced by guitarist Yannick St-Amand (Ion Dissonance, Neuraxis), mixed by J-F Dagenais (Misery Index, Kataklysm) and mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Dillinger Escape Plan). This album, set for an April 5th release, is a relentless slab of sheer aggression matched with impeccable time changes that quickly raises the bar for their peers.
Despised Icon w/ Ion Dissonance: More...