I See Stars
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Sumerian Records continues to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, announcing the “10 Years In The Black Tour” featuring label artists Asking Alexandria and Born Of Osiris.
I See Stars, After The Burial, Upon a Burning Body and Bad Omens round out the North American tour, which launches on October 25 at Seattle’s Showbox Sodo and wraps up in early December.
“I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a tour,” Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce said. “Not only is this our first true North American headlining tour in two years, as well as our first real U.S. headliner with Denis [Stoff] as our vocalist, but this is also a tour celebrating the incredible 10 year journey of Sumerian Records. We couldn’t be more proud to headline such a pivotal tour package and to celebrate the music Sumerian has released. The tour will include our biggest production to date and the first trek out in support of our new album, The Black. This is going to be something incredibly special.”
“To see the celebration of a decade of Sumerian culminate with this tour is a true reflection of the communal spirit and vision that this label was built upon,” said Sumerian Records Founder Ash Avildsen. “Fans will get to see five headliners all go out together, which is very rare these days because of tour politics, egos, money and everything else that gets in the way of giving music lovers an unforgettable line-up. The fact that these five bands are sharing the stage together and still bringing an opening act to kick off the show makes this a truly special tour. I comment them all. Stay tuned for for lots of upcoming announcements about different activities for bands and fans to interact at at these shows that go beyond just watching them perform on stage. Mark my words: This will be the most progressive and interactive tour we have ever done. See you on the road.” More...
Michigan electro-hardcore outfit I See Stars just debuted a video for new song “Break," taken from the band’s forthcoming album "Treehouse" that is due to drop June 17th via Sumerian Records.
The video was directed and produced by visual artist Brandon Bolmer, also known as the former vocalist of both Yesterdays Rising and Chiodos.
I See Stars pared down to a four-piece for the 12-song album, with singer Devin Oliver saying, “We actually had time to reflect on our past, but most importantly what we want to become. Beyond the music, it felt like an evolution for us emotionally. We finally feel like the band we were meant to be. If you strip it down, it’s not just drums, guitar, bass, vocals, and minor production. The electronic aspects could be their own songs, and we aim to blend everything as seamlessly as possible.” More...
Metalcore outfit I See Stars premieres a new song entitled "Mobbin’ Out". The band kicked off a headlining tour earlier this week. Dates can be found after the jump.
Check out now "Mobbin’ Out" below.
Catch I See Stars on "The Light in the Cave Tour": More...
Joey Sturgis, producer behind some of the biggest names in metalcore including Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, and I See Stars, will host a free, two-day CreativeLive "Studio Pass" workshop,
The worshop begins tomorrow, February 4th from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PST (2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST). In this class, Sturgis will share his techniques for writing and arranging songs, tips for recording, editing and mixing guitars, vocals, bass, drums and synths, and more.
I See Stars has debuted a new live performance video for the track "Ten Thousand Feet," which comes off latest album "New Demons" and can be seen below.
Don't miss I See Stars on the "Red, White & Black Tour" with Like Moths To Flames, GhostTown and Razihel now through May 17th:
4/23 - Albany, NY @ @ Upstate Concert Music Hall
4/24 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
4/25 - Providence, RI @ Simon's 677
4/27 - Lawrence, MA @ Claddagh
4/29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
5/01 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora
5/02 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Sunset Hall
5/03 - Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
5/04 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson
5/06 - Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
5/07 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
5/09 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
5/10 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street Cafe
5/11 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
5/13 - Elizabethton, TN @ The Bonnie Kate Theatre
5/14 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
5/15 - Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's
5/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
5/17 - Allentown, PA @ Croc Rock More...
I See Stars kicks off the New Year with a massive North American run as direct support to Attila on "The New Kings" tour. Capture The Crown, Ice Nine Kills and Myka, Relocate rounds out the bill. Dates are as follows:
1/31 Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/1 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
2/3 Hartford, CT @ The Webster
2/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
2/5 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
2/6 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
2/7 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
2/8 Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
2/9 Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage
2/10 Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theatre
2/11 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
2/12 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
2/13 Colorado Springs, CO @ Rawkus
2/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
2/15 Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory
2/16 Oakland, CA @ Oakland More...
I See Stars released a new music video for the track "Murder Mitten." The song appears on the band's latest album "New Demons," which is available now via Sumerian Records.
This weekend, the band will embark on a European tour with The World Alive and DayShell, with the following dates confirmed:
30.11.13 Belgium Brussels @ Magasin 4
01.12.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar
02.12.13 UK Birmingham @ o2 Academy2
03.12.13 UK London @ o2 Academy Islington
04.12.13 UK Cardiff @ Uni CF10
05.12.13 UK Newcastle @ o2 Academy2
06.12.13 Scotland Glasgow @ Cathouse
07.12.13 UK Leeds @ Cockpit
08.12.13 UK Manchester @ Club Academy
10.12.13 Holland Arnhem @ Willemeen
11.12.13 France Paris @ Divan du Monde
12.12.13 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
13.12.13 Austria Wien @ b72
14.12.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk
15.12.13 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
17.12.13 Germany Berlin @ Bi Nuu
18.12.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenkang
19.12.13 Sweden Stockholm @ Klubben
20.12.13 Denmark Copenhagen @ KB18
21.12.13 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
22.12.13 Germany Köln @ Underground
Check out "Murder Mitten" here: More...
The first annual Wisconsin MetalFest has arrived and will take place on Saturday, November 9th at The Eagles Ballroom/The Rave in Milwaukee, WI.
Be sure to catch Sumerian's own Asking Alexandria, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, I See Stars, Structures, DayShell and many more at the festival.
The promotional poster for the festival can be seen below. More...
I See Stars will embark on a nationwide U.S. co-headlining tour this fall alongside The Word Alive. Crown The Empire, Get Scared, Dayshell, and Palisades round out the touring package and either see below or head over to this location to view all dates.
10/26 Dallas, TX @ South By So What Fest
10/29 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
10/30 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
10/31 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
11/1 San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/2 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
11/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
11/5 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/6 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
11/7 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
11/11 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
11/12 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/13 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/14 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/15 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/16 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/17 Springfield, VA @ Empire
11/18 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
11/20 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/21 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
11/22 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
11/23 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/24 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar More...
I See Stars has commenced the recording process for the band's fourth full-length album, joining forces once again with producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada). The following press release was issued about the album:
"I See Stars' willingness to push genre boundaries and challenge themselves continues with this new effort as the band is truly coming into their own and finding their definitive sound. Their patented mash-up of programmed effects and crushing rock elements is seamless and exciting, but now all aspects of their music are being pushed to new heights and dimensions."
Devin Oliver (vocals) comments: “We are happy to announce that last week we started recording the next chapter of I See Stars. It's insane to think that this is our 4th album. It's even crazier that I can confidently say this will be our best album yet.
"We decided to work with Joey Sturgis once again seeing as we worked so well together on our previous album. We would like to thank all of our family, friends and fans that have helped us get to this point. Make sure you all stay tuned to all our social networks for constant updates from the studio and see you all on Warped Tour all summer long. Thanks.”
This is one of those rare weeks for the Rock Band Network where PS3 rockers get to play catch up while Xbox users only get a single new track. 360 gamers can now access this track:
Machinae Supremacy - “Laser Speed Force” (160 MSP)
PS3 players instead get these songs on 3/19/2013 (North America) and 3/20/2013 (Europe):
I See Stars - "Endless Sky" ($1.99)
Psychostick - "This is Not a Song, It's a Sandwich!" ($1.99)
Hopes Die Last - "Never Trust the Hazel Eyed" ($1.99)
The Burial - "Pearls; The Frailty of Matter" ($0.99)
Deadlock - "The Brave/Agony Applause (RB3 version)" ($1.99)
Rock Band players: there's still more achievements to be earned and demon goat basses to be unlocked, and this week there's a smattering of new metal on the Rock Band Network to play along with. For those rocking on the Xbox 360, you now have access to these songs:
A Life Once Lost - “Madness is God” (80 MSP)
Ava Inferi - “Onyx” (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - “Synesthesia (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Deception of a Ghost - “American Terrorist (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Fail Emotions - “Transformation Pt. 1” (80 MSP)
I See Stars - “Filth Friends Unite” (160 MSP)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - “Widower” (160 MSP)
PS3 players will instead get two new tracks on 3/12 (North America) and 3/13 (Europe):
Dir En Grey - "Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita" ($1.99)
Vegan Black Metal Chef - "Make the Sauce" ($0.99)
As usual there's not a whole lot happening with new metal on the Rock Band Network this week, with just a handful of releases for the Xbox. Even the usual suspects aren't around to pad the metal offerings this week (has Amberian Dawn added its entire discography yet?) Xbox 360 players can now nab these songs:
Godhead - “Trapped In Your Lies” (160 MSP)
I See Stars - “NZT48” (160 MSP)
Your Memorial - “Redirect” (80 MSP)
The PS3 gets mostly pop/rock this week, with only the following track of interest to the heavier crowd coming on 2/12/2013:
Anarchy Club - "A Single Drop of Red (The Gentleman)” ($0.99)
Following last week's lead, there's not much in the way of metal landing on the Rock Band Network today, with two new tracks for Xbox players and only a single song from the ever-present Amberian Dawn coming to the PS3.
Xbox 360 gamers now have access to these tracks on the Rock Band Network:
I See Stars - “Endless Sky” (160 MSP)
Psychostick - “This is Not a Song, It’s a Sandwich!” (160 MSP)
This song will be available on the PS3 starting February 5th (North America) and 6th (Europe):
Amberian Dawn - "Charnel's Ball" ($1.99), Metal
If the slim pickings on the RBN has you down, cheer up with Psychostick's latest music video for "Dogs Like Socks," which is exactly what it sounds like and can be viewed here.
I See Stars is coming off a successful year and keeping the momentum going strong kicking off 2013 with "The Filthy February Tour Pt. 1." This headlining trek also features For All Those Sleeping, Ged Scared, At The Skylines, and Upon This Dawning. Dates are available below.
Devin Oliver states: "We are so stoked for this tour and feel this is an extremely impressive line-up offering a lot to the fans for a low price. We are going to break out one of our longest sets yet and there could even be a few surprises. We can't wait to see you all in Feb and be sure to come party with us. It's going to be a rager for sure."
2/01 - Springfield, VA @ Empire (Ice Jam)
2/02 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock (w/ The Color Morale & more)
2/04 - Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
2/05 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft
2/06 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
2/07 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/08 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
2/09 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Ironworks
2/10 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Eat Your Heart Out Fest
2/11 - Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
2/12 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
I See Stars has been added to Asking Alexandria‘s “Monster Energy Outbreak Tour” with As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire and Attila. The North American trek kicks off November 16th. I See Stars will be performing on the bill in-between Memphis May Fire and Attila. Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce said the following of the situation:
"First and foremost I would like to talk about a dear friend of mine who was prematurely taken from us this month. Mitch Lucker was one of the kindest and most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend. My thoughts are not only with his family and friends, but also with the millions of people, worldwide, who Mitch helped to mould and inspire into the people they are today. A great man was lost who's love and passion reached all corners of the globe. As many of you know, Suicide Silence were preparing to join us on our upcoming 'Outbreak' Tour.
"Due to the devastating circumstances they will no longer be joining us physically. They will however, Mitch included, be with us in spirit. We will go out on this tour with As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire & Attila to pay our tributes and respects to Mitch and his brothers in Suicide Silence. A portion of all tickets and official tour t-shirts sold will go to Mitch's daughter for the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund.
"Suicide Silence could never be replaced on our tour as they are the only band in the world who could bring their element, intensity and power to the line-up. For the sake of giving the fans the best show we can under the circumstances, we have decided to add Sumerian family members I See Stars to the bill, NOT AS A REPLACEMENT BY ANY MEANS, but as another band who's love and passion for music and their fans is as tried and true as ours. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to celebrate our collective love of music and to show compassion & solidarity in our scene.
"It's time to put aside all petty differences and remember what it is that brings us all together, the music. Mitch - from myself and everyone else who will be taking part in this tour, you are forever in our hearts. This one's for you. We love you. Cheers." More...
In another new feud in the music world, Sumerian Records and ex-Sworn Enemy Guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci have posted a video clip online calling out Ronnie Radke of Falling in Reverse for recent behavior. The video apparently comes in response after I See Stars was kicked off a tour with Falling In Reverse. The video can be seen below. Sumerian Records also commented:
"There is nothing cool, rock & roll, punk rock, or admirable about treating your peers or fans like they are pieces of garbage. Ronnie Radke is not a good human being. It's one thing to love someone's music, but do not love someone as an individual for who they are not. We do not think it is a coincidence this is the same guy who was arrested for the horrible, violent things you can read about in the links below. He cares about no one but himself and he has reminded us all of this. His latest tweet 'people at our shows come to see us everything else is irrelevant. Nuff said.' is his way of telling all the other bands he tours with that they don't matter. Why any artist would throw that type of negativity and disrespect out is something we will never understand. This scene is supposed to be about compassion and understanding. Ronnie is rotten.
"Out of respect for the industry professionals involved in this debacle, we will not be publicly disclosing any legal documents on the internet. We can confirm that Ronnie kicked the band off the tour but allowed them back on after they forfeited their pay. We can confirm that they were being forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding this in order to stay on the tour. We can confirm that I See Stars were not kicked off yesterday in Detroit because of anything to do with drugs. It was because a grown man was throwing a temper tantrum who claims to be 'rock & roll' but is actually worse than a neurotic pop-star diva with a God complex. Just because you no longer do drugs doesn't mean you are no longer a horrible human being. Ronnie now abuses people instead of substances."
Before heading out on The All Stars 2012 tour this August, I See Stars will kick off the tour's pre-season with a series of headlining warm-up shows alongside Attilla, For The Fallen Dreams, Stray From The Path, Make Me Famous, Obey The Brave, and Ice Nine Kills.
These special five shows start in Detroit on July 28th. Details are as follows:
7/28 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
7/29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
7/30 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
7/31 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory (w/ Attila)
8/01 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater (w/ Attila)
For more information and the complete tour routing for The All Stars tour, head over to this location.
The All Stars Tour returns this summer with Suicide Silence, I See Stars, Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, The Word Alive, Make Me Famous, Betraying the Martyrs, and more. Select dates will also feature Unearth and Dance Gavin Dance. Further details are available at this location. A teaser for the tour can be viewed after the jump, and the currently announced dates are as follows:
8/03-Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
8/04-San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
8/05-Fresno, CA @ Blackbeards Park
8/07-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
8/08-Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
8/09-Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory
8/10-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
8/11-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
8/13-Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
8/14-Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian
8/15-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/16-New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/17-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
8/18-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/19-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
8/20-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
8/21-Virgnia Beach (Norfolk), VA @ The NorVa
8/22-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/24-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/25-San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/26-Dallas, TX @ The Palladium
8/27-Mission, TX @ Pharr Events Center More...
Alternative Press' spring tour lineup has been announced and is co-headlined by Black Veil Brides and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows. Also on the bill is VersaEmerge, I See Stars and Conditions. Dates and cities won't be announced until Dec. 17.
I See Stars vocalist Devin Oliver said of the lineup, "This is easily one of the coolest tours we have ever been invited to be a part of and it comes at the perfect time as our new album, The End of The World Party, is set for a Feb. 22nd release. We couldn't be happier to tour with such amazing bands and awesome sponsors. It is truly going to be a memorable experience. We will be performing a lot of new material and are bringing our A game each night, so you don't want to miss out on this one. We hope to see you all soon.”