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Straight Line Stitch Post New Video Online
October 6, 2009
The fresh new video for the song “Taste of Ashes,” from Tennessee's fast rising melodic heavy hitters, Straight Line Stitch, had it's premiere on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball this weekend. The video, which features Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta, is now available online and can be viewed below.

The full Headbangers Ball article regarding the video can be seen at this location.

Straight Line Stitch are currently out on the road as part of the "In The Black" Tour alongside labelmates Kittie and Arkaea, and SOiL. Tour dates are listed below:

10/07/09 - San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
10/08/09 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/09/09 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/10/09 - Tulsa, OK @ The Flytrap
10/12/09 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
10/13/09 - Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
10/14/09 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
10/15/09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
10/16/09 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/17/09 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
10/18/09 - Farmington, NM @ Gator's
10/19/09 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
10/21/09 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
10/22/09 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
10/23/09 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House Of Rock
10/24/09 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
10/25/09 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
10/26/09 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/28/09 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
10/29/09 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/31/09 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora - Halloween Show (w/ Mushroomhead)

For more information on Straight Line Stitch, visit http://www.myspace.com/straightlinestitch
 
 
 
 
 
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Arkaea Debuts New Music Video For 'Gone Tomorrow'
September 14, 2009
Arkaea, the band featuring Fear Factory members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) and Threat Signal members Jon Howard (vocals) and Pat Kavanaugh (bass) have completed their new music video for “Gone Tomorrow” which can be viewed below. The was directed by accomplished directors DaleRageResteghini (Hatebreed, Trivium) and Dan Dobi (Bleeding Through,Cannibal Corpse).

Arkaea's new record 'Years in Darkness' was released this past summer on E1 Music. The band is set to support Kittie on the “Into the Black Tour.” A confirmed list of dates can be found below.

In the Black Tour w/ Kittie, SOil and Straight Line Stitch:
09/26 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, New York (No SOil)
09/27 - BB Kings - New York, New York
09/29 - The Norva - Norfolk, Virginia
09/30 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, South Carolina
10/01 - Jester’s - Fayetteville, North Carolina
10/02 - Hooligan’s - Jacksonville, North Carolina
10/03 - Jaxx - Springfield, Virginia
10/04 - Headliner’s - Columbia, South Carolina
10/05 - The Local - Marietta, Georgia
10/07 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, Texas
10/08 - Tree’s - Dallas, Texas
10/09 - Scout Bar - Houston, Texas
10/10 - Flytrap - Tulsa, Oklahoma
10/12 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, Colorado
10/13 - The Juggernaut - Gallup, New Mexico
10/13 - Gator’s - Farmington, New Mexico
10/14 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, Arizona
10/15 - The Key Club - Los Angeles, California
10/16 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, California
10/17 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, Arizona
10/19 - The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, Colorado
10/21 - The Rock - Maplewood, Minnesota
10/22 - Double Door - Chicago, Illinois
10/23 - McGuffy’s House Of Rock - Dayton, Ohio
10/24 - The Machine Shop - Flint, Michigan
10/25 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, Ohio
10/26 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, Michigan
10/28 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
10/29 - Northern Lights - Clifton PARK, New York

For more information and ticket info, visit http://www.myspace.com/arkaea.
 
 
 
 
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Straight Line Stitch Release Trailer For 'Taste Of Ashes'
September 11, 2009
The unstoppable Straight Line Stitch have just leaked a trailer for their forthcoming new music video for “Taste of Ashes” featuring Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. Check it out below.

SLS
is currently wrapping up a tour with Mushroomhead, (hed)PE and Supe. Remaining dates are as follows:

Hed to Head Tour w/ Mushroomhead, (hed)PE, Supe:
9/11 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, South Carolina
9/12 - Jesters Pub - Fayetteville, North Carolina
9/13 - Hooligan’s - Jacksonville, North Carolina
9/15 - Valarium - Knoxville, Tennessee
9/18 - Boiler Room - Asheville, North Carolina

Immediately following this tour, Straight Line Stitch will join up with Kittie, SOiL and Arkaea to start the “In The Black Tour”. Tour dates are as follows:

In the Black Tour w/ Kittie, Soil and Arkaea:
09/26 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, New York (No Soil)
09/27 - BB Kings - New York, New York
09/29 - The Norva - Norfolk, Virginia
09/30 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, South Carolina
10/01 - Jester’s - Fayetteville, North Carolina
10/02 - Hooligan’s - Jacksonville, North Carolina
10/03 - Jaxx - Springfield, Virginia
10/04 - Headliner’s - Columbia, South Carolina
10/05 - The Local - Marietta, Georgia
10/07 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, Texas
10/08 - Tree’s - Dallas, Texas
10/09 - Scout Bar - Houston, Texas
10/10 - Flytrap - Tulsa, Oklahoma
10/11 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, Colorado
10/12 - The Juggernaut - Gallup, New Mexico
10/13 - Gator’s - Farmington, New Mexico
10/14 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, Arizona
10/15 - The Key Club - Los Angeles, California
10/16 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, California
10/17 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, Arizona
10/19 - The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, Colorado
10/21 - The Rock - Maplewood, Minnesota
10/22 - Double Door - Chicago, Illinois
10/23 - McGuffy’s House Of Rock - Dayton, Ohio
10/24 - The Machine Shop - Flint, Michigan
10/25 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, Ohio
10/26 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, Michigan
10/28 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
10/29 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, New York

Straight Line Stitch, originally hailing from Knoxville, TN, features Alexis Brown on vocals, Seth Thacker and Pat Pattison on guitar, Jason White on bass, and Kanky Lora on drums. Their latest release on E1/Raging Nation Records, 'When Skies Wash Ashore', is in stores now.

SLS continues to tour relentlessly, performing between 150 and 200 shows a year for the last 3 years straight. The band has opened for acts such as Slayer, Killswitch Engage, 3 Inches of Blood, Mastodon and Anthrax, among others, and has also opened dates on the Jagermeister and Vans Warped Tour.

For more info visit www.MySpace.com/StraightLineStitch
 
 
 
 
 
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Kittie Post Another New Song Online
August 18, 2009
Kittie has released another new song from their upcoming record 'In the Black'. The track is entitled “Sorrow I Know”. The new track can be found on their Myspace page.

Drummer Mercedes Lander had this to say: “’Sorrow I Know’ is one of my favorite songs on the album. It has this building intensity that I think everyone will love! We also just shot a video for it!”

Kittie
recently announced dates for a headlining tour through out September and October. Joining them will be Soil, Arkaea and Straight Line Stitch. Dates can be found on their Myspace page.

Kittie
will release its E1 Entertainment debut album, 'In The Black', on September 15th, 2009.

For more information, go to www.kochrecords.com, www.kittierocks.com and http://www.kochentertainment.com/kittie/index.html.
 
 
 
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Kittie Announces "In The Black" Tour
August 12, 2009
Canada’s Kittie have announced dates for a headlining tour through out September and October. Joining them will be Soil, Arkaea and Straight Line Stitch. Here’s what Morgan and Mercedes Lander had to say about the tour:

"The ‘In the Black’ tour will be a great way to showcase the new songs from our new album and have the fans experience the live versions! I can’t wait to get back on the road!" – Mercedes

"A full length tour US has been long overdue for us, so I'm sure it comes as no surprise that we cannot wait until September. It will be great to see some familiar faces and make some new fans along the way too. The 'In the Black' tour promises to be heavy, vicious and uncompromising and we are excited to get back out there and do what we love to do best!” - Morgan

Kittie
has also revealed another new song from their upcoming full length called “My Plague.” Check out the new song at this location.

Kittie
will release its E1 Entertainment debut album, 'In The Black', on September 15th, 2009.

"In The Black" Tour Dates:
09/26 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
09/27 - BB Kings - New York, New York
09/30 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, South Carolina
10/01 - Jesters - Fayetteville, North Carolina
10/02 - Hooligans - Jacksonville, North Carolina
10/03 - Jaxx - Springfield, Virginia
10/07 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, Texas
10/08 - Trees - Dallas, Texas
10/09 - Scout Bar - Houston, Texas
10/10 - Flytrap - Tulsa, Oklahoma
10/12 - Marquee Theatre- Denver, Colorado
10/13 - Gator's - Farmington, New Mexico
10/14 - Rialto - Tucson, Arizona
10/15 - Key Club - Los Angeles, California
10/16 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, California
10/17 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, Arizona
10/19 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, Colorado
10/21 - The Rock - Maplewood, Minnesota
10/24 - The Machine Shop - Flint, Michigan
10/25 - Peabodys - Cleveland, Ohio
10/28 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
10/29 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, New York

For more information, go to www.kochrecords.com, www.kittierocks.com and http://www.kochentertainment.com/kittie/index.html.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2007
HOME TOWN: Los Angeles, CA
MEMBERS:
Jon Howard - Vocals
Christian Olde Wolbers - Guitar
Raymond Herrera - Drums
Pat Kavanagh - Bass

A dangerous new machine has come to life. Combine one of metal's hungriest young singers, Jon Howard from Threat Signal, with gold-selling Fear Factory architects, guitarist/bassist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera, and you get ARKAEA, a new band that’s volatile, violent and vicious. On cuts like the bludgeoning “My Redemption” and “Awakening,” mechanized thrash riffs and pummeling percussion forge a musical foundation for all-out metallic brutality. Wolbers’ guitars snake through a haze of feedback, while Herrera engages in drum warfare. The grooves hit hard with a piercing precision, and the vocals remain infectious, as each song proves a battle-cry for these musicians. “Gone Too Far” builds with a polyrhythmic, math metal strike, while “Blackened Sky” is a thrashy icepick of a track. Ultimately, this is more than a new machine; it’s a metal revolution.

Howard describes ARKAEA’s familiar, yet innovative sound: “Chris and Ray have been writing together for many years, so the music does have a lot of Fear Factory elements. However, we’ve been open to trying different things. It basically fuses what I have been doing vocally in Threat Signal with driving Fear Factory rhythms, along with some of our own experimentation. The idea behind the project is to be heavy, but maintain melody at the same time. We have crazy riffs, but some grooving choruses as well. It’s a great mix.” Tracks like “Break the Silence” will no doubt captivate metal fans everywhere, with hard-hitting guitars and huge arena-ready choruses.

The band’s experimentation also proves extremely refreshing. “Gone Tomorrow” is a slow, brooding song that shows ARKAEA’s range and diversity by combining ethereal melodies and hypnotic vocals. Wolbers continues, “These songs were designed like the Fear Factory songs that Raymond and I always wrote. However, we’ve been able to push the boundaries and go out of that context, while remaining heavy.”

Howard has been a part of the Fear Factory family ever since Wolbers served as producer for Threat Signal’s debut, Under Reprisal. Given that connection, the chemistry was there the instant the band started jamming. Howard has managed to push himself as a singer with the help of the veteran musicians. “I always try to do new things and experiment with my voice, and this project has been challenging,” says Howard. “It always takes a little time to get comfortable working with new people and a new style of music, but I got over that really fast with Christian and Raymond, and I feel very comfortable where we’re going right now.” That chemistry is instantly undeniable upon first listen, and it is only going to evolve and improve.

In the end, what matters for these musicians is creating metal that will last. Wolbers concludes, “You have to write a lot of songs in life to stumble on those couple that are like ‘Walk.’ Every day, music pours out of us, and we aim to capture it.” Howard concurs, “My goal is to create an album I’m completely proud of, that will last for years and years without getting old: something like a Pantera record, or an early Metallica record.” Let ARKAEA’s new machine roll toward the top. – Rick Florino