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4ARM Drops Off "Zombie Apocalypse" U.S. Tour

Australia's 4ARM has been out on the band's first ever U.S. tour, dubbed the "Zombie Apocalypse" tour, alongside Casket For Cassandra, Prey For Sleep, and Deprivation. The group has now dropped off the trek, issuing the following statement:

"4ARM have been forced to walk off The Zombie Apocalypse Tour owing to sub-standard arrangements and communications on behalf of the tour promoters, Nemesis Records.

"As an example, the accompanying photo is of an actual venue at which the band was expected to perform. Needless to say, this was the final straw triggering 4ARM's exit from a poorly organised and misinformed operation. 4ARM warn all bands to exercise caution in dealings with Nemesis Records.

"4ARM apologizes to fans who were planning on attending any of the US dates, but would like to assure them of a return to the US under better circumstances."

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coldiem's avatar

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1. coldiem writes:

Man, it's got a Coke machine, plenty of seating and a garbage can. What more do they want?

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xFiruath writes:

Obviously I don't know the whole story and I have no idea what other problems with the promoters might have occurred, but if they dropped off just because they had to play a sh**ty venue I'd say that's pretty lame. Bands play basements and dive bars that are on par with what's in the photo above all the time, and it's not cool to deprive your fans or potential fans of a show because you think a location isn't good enough for your performance. If it was an issue of nobody showing up so there was no money, then fine, but to complain about playing a tiny shack? This is metal people, not top 40 pop.

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

for once i agree with TY. they are serious a$$holes for that! they could have met a huge record company guy from the states who was waiting to meet them at that specific spot and offer them distribution at his label....whiny crybabies is what they are making themselves lookm like on this one....

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. nevlah writes:

they just played download festival in the UK, and it is a long way to tour to the US from australia and not have every detail correctly communicated prior to the tour. you tell me, with that in mind, would you expect more, or keep wasting your money?

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

so they act like axl rose and storm off a tour?...great start to making fans in america. how many other bands from around the world go through the same thing in different countries? they just made a$$es of themselves by doing what they did...

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 8:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Drum_Junkie writes:

So, I wonder which venue it was:

07/06/12 The Joint Los Angeles, CA
07/07/12 Submission San Francisco, CA
07/11/12 Sunshine Studios Colorado Springs, CO
07/12/12 The Rail Club Dallas, TX
07/13/12 TBA Houston, TX
07/14/12 Clicks Paradise Corpus Christi, TX
07/15/12 The Dirty Dog Austin, TX
07/16/12 Zombie’s Bar San Antonio, TX
07/17/12 Wreckers Lubbock, TX
07/18/12 The Juggernaut Albuquerque, NM
07/20/12 The Bunkhouse Las Vegas, NV
07/22/12 Hayley’s Bar Everett, WA
07/23/12 The Hop Spokane, WA
07/24/12 El Corazon Seattle, WA
07/25/12 The Clam Shack Nahcotta, WA
07/26/12 TBA Medford, OR
07/27/12 The Plea For Peace Center Stockton, CA
07/28/12 Bay Area Metal Festival San Francisco, CA

Seems to me that the photo they provided is the exception to the rule and most places are decent for the caliber of bands on that tour.

Quote from an Interview conducted by OverKillExposure:

...What’s the meaning behind the band name?


Danny: The meaning behind 4ARM is to be prepared for battle. To “4ARM” is to be ready for anything! I guess it reflects on our tendencies to always over-prepare for everything we do, haha.
....

I guess they aren't willing to 'battle' there? Sounds like they'd rather avoid things than to actually be ready for them.

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Drum_Junkie writes:

Had a post awaiting moderation about 8 hours ago.
Still not approved?

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

Every time I see this headline I think it says, "4AM." Which in turn makes me think of "3AM" by Matchbox Twenty, so I go and listen to that. In conclusion: This bands name doesn't do a good job promoting metal because it makes me want to listen to soft rock.

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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