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Last Chance To Reason

From: Augusta, ME, United States
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Latest Last Chance To Reason News

Below is our complete Last Chance To Reason 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.

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Last Chance To Reason Streaming "The Dictator"

Last Chance To Reason has unveiled “The Dictator,” another new track from the band's August 6th release, “Level 3.” Check it out below.

Vocalist Michael Lessard commented: “We’re very excited to share the track ‘The Dictator’ with everyone! It’s one of the heavier tracks on the album and displays our love for the heavier side of the music spectrum.”

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Ever Forthright Joining Last Chance To Reason Tour

As was previously announced, Last Chance To Reason will be hitting the road with Evan Brewer later this month. Ever Forthright has now checked in with the following statement about joining a portion of the trek:

"We're excited to announce that we will be touring the US with Last Chance To Reason and Evan Brewer from 7/25 to 8/1! Check below for dates that we will be playing. After this we head out to tour with Auras!"

7/25 West Chester, PA @ The Note
7/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Galley
7/27 Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
7/28 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
7/29 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
7/30 St. Paul, MN @ Skyway theater - Studio B
8/1 Englewood, CO Moe's Original More...

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Last Chance To Reason Streaming New Song

Last Chance To Reason is gearing up for the August 6th release of new album "Level 3." Now the band has posted another track from the album online. Check out "Rebirth" at AbsolutePunk.net or in the player below. The "Level 3" track listing is:

1. Rebirth
2. Adrift I: A Vision Begins
3. Cosmos: Patterns Form
4. A Glimpse of Omniscience
5. Adrift II: A Vision Ends
6. The Escapist (watch the music video here)
7. The Dictator
8. The Artist
9. Awaiting
10. Transcendence More...

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Last Chance To Reason Announces Shows, Video

While it was recently announced that vocalist Mike Lessard had permanently joined The Contortionist as that band's new vocalist, Last Chance To Reason has also now announced July tour dates with Evan Brewer.

Last Chance To Reason drummer Evan Sammons commented: "We're pumped to become further pair-bonded with our metal life mates The Contortionist. Not only is Mike joining up with those dudes as their permanent singer, but we've got Robby 'Smooth Talka' Baca filling in on guitar on our upcoming tour with Evan Brewer."

Dates are available after the jump, and you can also check out the band's newly released music video for "The Escapist" below. More...

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The Contortionist Recruits New Vocalist

The Contortionist has announced Mike Lessard of Last Chance To Reason as the band's new permanent vocalist, replacing Jonathan Carpenter who exited earlier this year.

"We're very excited about this announcement. The run of dates we did with him as a fill-in were a much needed breath of fresh air. He brings to the table all kinds of new dynamics that will help fuel the progression of the band's sound onto the next record and onward," says Guitarist Robby Bacca.

"I've been a friend and a fan of the band for a long time, so these are exciting times. I can't wait to hit the road and the studio with these talented gentlemen. I believe this to be the start of a beautiful experience," says Lessard himself.

The band just announced new tour dates supporting Between the Buried and Me this fall. Dates stretch coast to coast kicking off in Winston Salem, NC on September 13th and will wrap up more than a month later in Nashville, TN. Pre-sale has begun here and general ticket sales start July 12th. More...

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The Contortionist Splits With Vocalist

The Contortionist has announced the departure of frontman Jonathan Carpenter today, along with his interim replacement in one fell swoop. Jonathan and his long-time girlfriend will be expecting their first child and Carpenter has made the decision to focus on his personal life.

Mike Lessard of Last Chance to Reason will be taking on vocal duties while the band finds a permanent replacement. Statements from each of the parties can be found below.

Jonathan Carpenter comments: "It's going to be a jarring change of pace for my life, not being on the road most of the year. Making songs with the band and then performing them in front of the best fans has been a once in a lifetime experience. I wouldn't trade the perspective I've found in the past few years for anything. I got to meet so many amazing people and see a good chunk of the world. I absolutely intend to keep creating and playing music in the future, albeit in a more personal pursuit.

"I will miss seeing everyone in the TC family very much. I wish the best to all of my band buds and everyone who supports live music and all this heavy banger music we've been making. I feel very excited for my future with the love of my life and our pups, and our little one on the way. More...

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Last Chance To Reason Recording New Album

After two years of aggressive touring, Maine's Last Chance To Reason will begin recording sophomore Prosthetic release (and third album overall) later this week at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL with Eyal Levi. This album sees the addition of Boston-based guitarist Mike Abdow, who joined the band last fall. An early 2013 release is expected.

Drummer Evan Sammons says, "We've been working on the new album diligently and now we're headed to Audiohammer to begin tracking with Eyal. We've been sending material to Eyal and talking about production techniques and ideas for the album's tone and things are really clicking. Touring with great bands over the past couple years has really inspired us to up the ante for this release. We've grown as songwriters and are embracing our strengths as musicians. We're doing a concept piece again and we'll be making sure the music and production suits the story."

Vocalist Michael Lessard added, "Having Eyal involved has been nothing short of excellent. He understands where we are going with the concept of this album and has only helped strengthen that vision."

This will be the follow-up to Last Chance to Reason's Prosthetic debut, "Level 2."

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Shockwave Festival Canceled

After Fear Factory just recently announced the band was dropping off the Shockwave Festival, which was set to kick off on July 6th, the organizers of the tour have now issued the following statement about the entire run being shut down:

“It is with great disappointment that we have to make this announcement. With the recent departure of Voivod from the Shockwave Festival lineup, as well as low advance tickets sales we have decided to pull the plug on the Shockwave Festival.

"For purchases made with a credit card, your card will automatically be refunded. All other refunds are available at point of purchase.

"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused."

For more info on the Shockwave Festival, head over to the tour's official Facebook profile here. More...

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Bands Talk Best/Worst Stage Moves

Everybody has stage moves, but does that mean they are good? As part of Metal Injection's ongoing "Ask The Artist" series, the question of best and worst stage moves was posted to members of Dragonforce, Black Dahlia Murder, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Skeletonwitch, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Holy Grail, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill, God Forbid and Unearth.

Check out the clip of metal bands talking the best and worst on-stage moves at this location or in the player available below. More...

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Metal Bands Share Their Favorite Road Munchies

Metalinjection.com has posted a new video in the "Ask the Artist" series online, asking bands the question of "what is your favorite munchie while touring?"

Check out the answers from members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Oceano, Skeletonwitch, God Forbid, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Holy Grail, Suidakra, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill and Unearth at this location or in the player below. More...

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Shockwave Festival Tour Adds More Dates

Today the coordinators of Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 have announced four new dates in the inaugural North American takeover: Calgary, Amityville, Columbus, and Joliet. See the updated itinerary below. The following press release was also issued:

"Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 stands among one of the most diversified metal tour packages of the Summer! The trek will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an assorted lineup of artists including futuristic metal conjurers Fear Factory and sci-fi thrash legends Voivod as well as Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged In Flame.

"Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August. Tickets are on sale now at this location." More...

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Shockwave Festival Tour Lineup Announced

Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about the lineup for the upcoming Shockwave Festival tour:

"This summer, one of the most diversified metal tour packages will batter its way through North America! What will be a yearly event, the inaugural Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 is coming for you! Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, the tour will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an eclectic lineup of artists including futuristic metal conjurers Fear Factory and sci-fi thrash legends Voivod as well as Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance to Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged in Flame.

"Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Ampeg, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Artist Arena/fan club pre-sale tickets go on sale today. Public tickets go on sale Saturday May 5 at 10:00am at this location." More...

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Prosthetic Records Announces SXSW Showcase

Prosthetic Records has announced details of the label's second ever official South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase at this year's conference in Austin, TX. The show will take place on Friday, March 16th at Valhalla (located at 710 Red River and formerly known as Room 710) and kicks off at 8 p.m. The lineup is as follows:

8 p.m. - Last Chance to Reason
9 p.m. - Primitive Weapons
10 p.m. - Junius
11 p.m. - Mutilation Rites
12 a.m. - Holy Grail
1 a.m. - Scale the Summit More...

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Dying Fetus Updates Tour Schedule

Fresh off a South American tour, Dying Fetus has now announced headlining and co-headlining North American tour dates. The tour sponsored by Metal Sucks and Dead End Threads kicks off February 26th and runs through March 14th.

The first leg of the tour will see Dying Fetus headlining with support coming from Job For a Cowboy, Volumes, and Last Chance to Reason. The second leg will feature a co-headlining bill with Dying Fetus and The Faceless. Support will come from Goatwhore, Volumes and Last Chance to Reason.

Dying Fetus is currently working on the new album, entitled "Reign Supreme" which is set to be released in mid 2012 through Relapse Records. The band will also be touring North America this Spring as part of the Metal Alliance Tour with Devildriver, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches of Blood, Impending Doom and Wretched. The tour kicks off March 15th in Austin, TX as a part of the SXSW Music Festival and runs through April 21st, circling back to Houston, TX.

Upcoming Dying Fetus tour dates are as follows: More...

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Scion Metal Label Showcase Lineup Revealed

Scion A/V is hosting a metal label showcase each month in Los Angeles with a group of metal artists all taken from one label.

This month's Scion Metal Label Showcase features Prosthetic Records artists Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, Last Chance to Reason, and The Greenery. Full details are available in the promotional poster below.

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Bands Recall New Year's Memories

As part of the ongoing "Ask the Artist" series, Metal Injection asked members of Prime Evil, Ramming Speed, Rosetta, A Life Once Lost, 3, Fight Amp, Howl, Black Tusk, Last Chance To Reason, Obscura, God Forbid, Magrudergrind and more to recall their favorite New Year's experience. Watch the video of their answers below.


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Bands Talk Worst Snow Storms On Tour

Every band dreads touring in a snowstorm, and it can get dangerous. Metal Injection spoke with members of God Forbid, A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell, and Ramming Speed about what the worst snowstorm they ever drove through was in the latest edition of the web show "Ask The Artist."

Check out their answers in the video below, or you can watch the previous Ask The Artist videos at this location. More...

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Obscura Set to Kick-Off North American Tour

German metal quartet Obscura is set to embark on a Metalunderground.com-sponsored first ever North American headline tour in support of the band's latest album "Omnivium" (reviewed here). The tour will start November 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates).

OBSCURA’s Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming tour: “We are glad to announce our very first headlining North American tour alongside Abysmal Dawn, Last Chance to Reason, and Enfold Darkness! For the upcoming shows we’ll have a full set out of material from all three albums including many tunes we have never played before live. See you on tour & blast on!"

Here are the latest Obscura tour dates with Abysmal Dawn, and openers Last Chance to Reason and Enfold Darkness on select dates (below):

Nov. 4 - Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13 w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 5 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre ( Metal Sucks Fest) w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 6 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 7 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 8 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 9 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 10 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 11 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 13 - Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’s Pub w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 14 - Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 15 - Calagary, AB @ The Distillery w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 17 - Portland, OR @ Branx w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 18 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 20 - San Fancisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 21 - Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 23 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 25 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 27 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee Theatre w/ Enfold Darkness
Nov. 28 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club w/ Enfold Darkness
Nov. 29 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit w/ Enfold Darkness
Nov. 30 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 2 - Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 3 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 4 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 5 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 6 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ Enfold Darkness

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Lake Bukkake Added To Metal Suckfest

The Metal Suckfest -- the 2-day, 20-band, MetalSucks-curated metal festival being held at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th -- has made a last minute addition to its Day 1 roster: NYC pornogrind act Lake Bukkake will open the fest, prior to headliners Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, and many more. Metalsucks commented:

"After months and months and months of negotiations — and by 'negotiations,' we mean 'us pestering and begging them constantly' — the group has FINALLY agreed to emerge from their shell to play the opening set on Day 1 of The Metal Suckfest, one week from today, Friday, November 4. The band will play both I Left My Heart…and 1996's Shut Up it’s Good for Your Complexion in their entirety. (The combined running time of both albums is less than fifteen minutes.)

"They also PROMISED us to debut at LEAST two songs from Chinese Bukkakacy, which they have, indeed, been working on for awhile (although apparently it may not be called that anymore — 'The idea seemed pretty funny in 2006, not so much anymore,' the band told us by e-mail)."

The full Metal Sucks fest lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To The Metal Suckfest Lineup

The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)

Mayhem
Keep of Kalessin
Hate
Abigail Williams
Woe

Friday, November 4th More...

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