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Bullet For My Valentine Release Fever, Announce Contest
April 28, 2010
Welsh rock band Bullet For My Valentine have returned with their third Jive album, 'Fever'. "Your Betrayal" the first single and video from the album is currently #1 on the iTunes rock album chart, #13 on the BDS Active Rock Chart and featured on Fuse's #1 Rock Countdown show.

This week Bullet For My Valentine kicks off a national headline tour in Worcester, MA and continue across the country. Tour highlights include New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival on May 1st and Ohio's Rock On The Range on May 23rd, joining the band on tour will be Chiodos and Airbourne.

Last night (Monday, April 26th) Bullet For My Valentine kicked off release week with a secret MySpace show at the Islington Academy in London which was streamed live on myspace.com. On Thursday, April 29th, BFMV will be at Hot Topic in Paramus, NJ for an in store signing with fans.

'Fever' is Bullet For My Valentine's third album and follows 2008's 'Scream Aim Fire'. 'Fever' was produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park) and recorded in both the band's native Wales and Los Angeles. Recently, BFMV re-launched their website www.bulletformyvalentine.com where fans can find all things Bullet.

Bullet For My Valentine
is running an exclusive only available at Hot Topic. Fans that purchase the new Bullet album 'Fever' from Hot Topic will receive a "unique pin code card" in their CD. Each unique pin code can be redeemed at www.hottopic.com/bulletfever to win cool Bullet prizes. One lucky fan and their guest will win a flyaway to meet Bullet for My Valentine along their fall 2010 tour. Other prizes include 500 signed Bullet posters and 500 Bullet wrist cuffs. Anyone that redeems their pin code is a winner and will receive a complimentary video download of "Your Betrayal." Visit www.hottopic.com/BulletFever for official rules and complete sweepstakes details.

Bullet For My Valentine Tour Dates:
4/30 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
5/01 - East Rutherford, NJ - Bamboozle
5/02 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head
5/04 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
5/05 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
5/07 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
5/08 - Little Rock, AK - State Fairground
5/09 - Tulsa, OK - Diamond
5/11 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
5/12 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
5/14 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
5/15 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
5/16 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Center Ballroom
5/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Great Salt Lake Air
5/19 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
5/21 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
5/22 - Chicago, IL - Rivera
5/23 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
5/25 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
5/26 - Minneapolis, MN - 1st Avenue
5/28 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
5/29 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
5/30 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
 
 
 
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Punk Goes Pop 2 Debuts At #15 On Billboard
March 19, 2009
'Punk Goes Pop 2' flew off stands in its first week of release, grasping the #15 spot on the Billboard Top 200 with over 20,000 albums sold. This eighth release in the 'Punk Goes' series, put on by Fearless Records, has the highest first week debut in the history of the series.

'Punk Goes Pop 2' not only cracked the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, it also debuted at #1 on the Independent Record Label chart, #7 on the Current Alternative Albums chart, #23 on the Current Alternative Albums Core Stores and #7 on the Overall Digital Albums chart. A Day To Remember's cover of "Over My Head (Cable Car)" by The Fray has also hit the charts debuting at #196 on Hot Digital Tracks.

'Punk Goes Pop 2' features covers of artists like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna. Bands such as Chiodos, The Cab, Alesana, and Escape The Fate add a punk flair to some of today's hottest pop songs. This series has already sold over 300,000 albums in the US alone. This latest release cements the series position as the top selling full-price compilation in the punk genre.
 
 
 
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August Burns Red's Britney Spears Cover Posted Online
January 28, 2009
Lancaster, PA's tech metalcore christians, August Burns Red's cover of "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears premiered today (Tuesday, 1/27) on the Punk Goes Pop 2 Myspace!

The eighth release in this compilation series features hardcore/alternative/emo bands covering chart topping songs from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Rob Thomas, Sean Kingston, and more. The line up includes Chiodos, Escape The Fate, Mayday Parade, Silverstein, August Burns Red, Bayside, and more. Previous releases have sold over 400,000 units and they remain the top selling full-priced compilations in the punk genre.

'Punk Goes Pop 2' Track List:
1. Alesana - What Goes Around... - by Justin Timberlake
2. Silverstein - Apologize - by One Republic
3. August Burns Red - ...Baby One More Time - by Britney Spears
4. Mayday Parade - When I Grow Up - by Pussycat Dolls
5. A Day to Remember - Over My Head (Cable Car) - by The Fray
6. Escape the Fate - Smooth - by Santana feat. Rob Thomas
7. There For Tomorrow - Ice Box - by Omarion
8. Chiodos - Flagpole Sitta - by Harvey Danger
9. Bayside - Beautiful Girls - by Sean Kingston
10. Breathe Carolina - See You Again - by Miley Cyrus
11. The Cab - Disturbia - by Rihanna
12. A Static Lullaby - Toxic - by Britney Spears
13. Four Year Strong - Love Song - by Sara Bareilles
14. Attack Attack! - I Kissed a Girl - by Katy Perry

Pre-order for Punk Goes Pop 2 are now available at Smartpunk or Interpunk and comes with a FREE copy of 'Punk Goes Pop 1'.
 
 
 
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Alesana Lip Sync Contest
October 24, 2008
Screamo rockers, Alesana, have set up a new video contest giving you the chance to win signed merch and a featured spot on their web pages! All you have to do is get out those air guitars, your wonderful fake vocals, and record yourself lip syncing to their song, "This Is Usually the Part Where People Scream".

Upload the video online and Alesana will personally pick their favorite video as the winner! Details on the contest and prizes are as follows:

Here's how to enter:
1. Record yourself on video in the most creative way, Lip Syncing to our song, "This Is Usually the Part Where People Scream".
2. E-mail us a link to your video to alesanacontest@gmail.com.
3. The best and most creative Lip Sync video will be the WINNER!

What you'll win:
• Signed copy of the 'Where Myth Fades to Legend' CD.
• Signed poster
• Your winning video featured on our myspace page.

"We'll be taking entries until November 14th at midnight so start posting those video links as soon as possible. We can't wait to see what you guys come up with!"

Alesana On Tour:
w/ Chiodos, Silverstein, Escape The Fate:
10/24 - Soma San Diego, CA
10/25 - House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
10/26 - Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
10/28 - Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
10/29 - House of Blues Dallas, TX
10/30 - Sunset Station San Antonio, TX
10/31 - House of Blues New Orleans, LA
11/01 - Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL
11/02 - Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
11/03 - Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
11/05 - The Norva Norfolk, VA
11/06 - The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
11/07 - Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
11/08 - The Palladium Worcester, MA
11/09 - Ram's Head Live Baltimore, MD
11/10 - The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
11/12 - House of Blues Cleveland, OH
11/13 - Reviera Theatre Chicago, IL
11/14 - The Orbit Room Grand RApids, MI

w/ A Static Lullaby:
11/16 - Mac's Lansing, MI
11/18 - Doug's Rockhouse Grill Aurora, IL
11/19 - Picador Iowa City, IA
11/20 - Fubar St. Louis, MO
11/21 - The Foundry Joplin, MO
11/22 - Bricktown Oklahoma City, OK
11/23 - The Village Little Rock, AR
11/24 - Boney Junes Evansville, IN
11/25 - Rockettown Nashville, TN
11/26 - Club Oasis Louisville, KY
11/28 - New Brookland Columbia, SC
 
 
 
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Alesana Gear Up For Tour
October 11, 2008
Hailing from Raleigh, NC, sweetcore (another new category? -Ed.) rockers Alesana persist with their usual demanding tour schedule today as they gladly gear up to head out on tour with Chiodos, Silverstein, Escape The Fate, and A Skylit Drive. The tour will commence at the infamous Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado, and wrap up in mid-November in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The North Carolina natives are no strangers to the road, both at home and abroad. This past year Alesana has been out and about all over the map, wandering the stages of the world from Japan to Europe to South America. The band has already shared the stage with bands such as From First To Last, Haste The Day, From Autumn To Ashes, The Devil Wears Prada, and Drop Dead Gorgeous. In addition to their international travel, the band got down and dirty headlining the Vans Warped Tour all summer long on the SmartPunk Stage.

"I don't think I'll ever get used to this," says frontman Dennis Lee. "Seeing kids go crazy like that thousands of miles away from home reminds me that I have the best job in the world."

With sold out venues nationwide and combined record sales totaling at more than 80,000, this national tour is expected to be packed to the brim.

Check out their MySpace page for updated news, videos and music.

Alesana Tour Dates:
(w/ Chiodos, Silverstein, Escape The Fate, and A Skylit Drive)
10/14 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/15 - Magna, UT @ Saltair
10/17 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/18 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/19 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
10/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
10/22 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
10/24 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/25 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/26 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/28 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
10/29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/30 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
10/31 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/01 - St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
11/02 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
11/03 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/05 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
11/07 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
11/08 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/09 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
11/10 - Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
11/12 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues - Cleveland
11/13 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
 
 
 
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HOME TOWN: Davison, MI
MEMBERS:
Craig Owens (vocals)
Bradley Bell (keyboards)
Pat McManaman (guitar)
Matt Goddard (bass)
Jason Hale (guitar)
Derrick Frost (drums)

Sometimes driving directions look overwhelming, and then you get in your car to use them, and the drive is smooth through until the end. Just as a song by Chiodos takes you in many directions, but when its done you never question how you got there.

The band Chiodos formed in high school, just outside of Flint, MI. Then known as The Chiodos Bros, they played the local scene and began writing original music. In June 2002, they recorded a demo called, The Best Way To Ruin Your Life, which gave the group a healthy local following.

Choidos (now with a shortened moniker) has covered plenty of ground since then. Lead singer Craig Owens bout with pneumonia in 2004 stalled the bands progress for a brief period of time, but soon after, the band was ready to join the Equal Vision Records family to release their new album, Alls Well That Ends Well.

After spending a month recording this past winter, Alls Well That Ends Well blasts menacingly at times, and sighs thoughtfully at others. But the various styles found in Chiodos past songs have become more defined on the new album. Everyone [in the band] really wanted this album to be somewhat more categorized, says Owens. Chiodos maturity is evident in the dueling guitar riffs of Theres No Penguins in Alaska; and the defiant lyrics, take these misunderstandings/and send them back where they came from/its hard enough to live life from All Nereids Beware.

Despite the complex range and genre-shifting within songs on the album, when asked how the album will transcend live, Owens sums it up by saying, We take pride in sounding better live [than on the album]. Considering he and keyboardist Brad Bell grew up together, Owens boasts their sincere vocal harmonizing doesnt falter under the bright lights: We dont want to let the kids down.

Chiodos style and layered complexity have strengthened over time, yet theyve always been in control of their music. Shortly after their demo release in 2002, the band used guitarist Pat McManamans bedroom to self-record, engineer, produce, and master their first full-length album, The Heartless Control Everything, which was soon after released on Search and Rescue Records. Although the album was a raw effort, it did not go unnoticed fans from hometown state of Michigan and beyond buzzed about the album, along with praise of the bands live performances.

Once The Heartless was finished, the band hit the road for 7 full U.S. tours (including performances with Yellowcard and Coheed & Cambria), in which time sold thousands of CDs and gained countless enthusiastic fans and friends. Alls Well That Ends Well is sure to impress these die-hards as well as new listeners, with a tighter, quicker punch than previous efforts.

The bands style only definable as a melting pot band influences include Saves The Day, Queen, and At The Drive In a song could begin with electronic beats behind piano, ease into metal guitar riffs, then speed into a poppy melodic vocal line that leaves you humming. Lead singer Craig Owens says, We dont want to feel pressured into a single genrewe have a rule to stay away from verse-chorus-verse songwriting.

From a band who named itself after an obscure term used in 80s horror movies, Chiodos Alls Well That Ends Well, in stores now, is more tangible than their previous releases, which will ignite interest from metalheads, pop-punkers, and curious music fans in general. Chiodos has created an album that defies generic song structure yet continues along on its signatory song-map, where no one gets lost and everyone ends up in the right place.