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Death Before Dishonor Announce Mission Quest For Metal Fest
February 23, 2010
Death Before Dishonor is excited to announce the Mission Quest For Metal Fest Tour. While sharing the stage with Death Threat, The Mongoloids, and xThe Warx, the boys of DBD are going to showcase 'street-bred, blood-soaked, passionate hardcore,' (Beyond Race Magazine) in cities all along the east coast while en route to New England Metal Fest. Kicking off April 6th, Mission Quest For Metal Fest will begin in Philadelphia and end in Massachusetts on April 23rd, just in time for the highly-anticipated annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The band is also excited to announce a highly-coveted slot at SXSW this year, playing the ChronicYouth.com Day Showcase at East End Tattoo in Austin on March 18th.

Since the release of 'Better Ways To Die' in July of 2009, Death Before Dishonor has shown the world what it really means to be a touring machine. The band spent virtually all of last year playing shows around the globe and 2010 is no different. Having already toured throughout the Southwestern US and Central America, DBD will be spending the first half of March in Europe, and will return to the states with only one day off before hitting the road with Evergreen Terrace. The band's road warrior mentality has garnered much attention from the press with Decoy Music boldly stating "DBD will be in the hardcore history books right next to their idols that got them playing hardcore to begin with."

Starting this Friday, Death Before Dishonor will be on the road, anywhere and everywhere, until the end of April. Don't miss your chance to see "...a band more than worthy of any hardcore fan's attention" (Punknews.org) in a city near you,
wherever that may be. Dates are below.

Death Before Dishonor
& Cruel Hand on tour w/ Terror:
2/26 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ De Baroeg
2/27 - Lindau, Germany @ Club Vaudeville
2/28 - Kufstein, Austria @ Kulturfabrik
3/01 - Wien, Austria @ Szene
3/02 - Muenchen, Germany @ Backstage/Werk
3/03 - Saarbruecken, Germany @ Garage
3/04 - Bruneck, Italy @ Ufo
3/05 - Mulhouse, France @ Le Noumatrouff
3/06 - Mons, Belgium @ Maximum HxC & Metal Fest
3/07 - Sneek, Netherlands @ Het Bolwerk
3/08 - Koeln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
3/09 - Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
3/10 - Berlin, Georgia @ SO36
3/11 - Lodz, Poland @ Dekompresja
3/12 - Magdeburg, Germany @ Froximun Arena
3/13 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island

Death Before Dishonor
On Tour W/ Evergreen Terrace:
3/16 - Houston, TX @ The Junction
3/17 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/18 - Austin, TX @ East End Tattoo - SXSW (no Evergreen Terrace)
3/19 - TBA
3/20 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas Cantina Ballroom
3/21 - Claremore, OK @ The Tree
3/22 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
3/23 - Kansas City, MO @ TBA
3/24 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
3/25 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
3/26 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Sunset Hall
3/27 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
3/28 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
3/29 - Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
3/30 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter Club
3/31 - Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
4/01 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
4/02 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
4/03 - East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
4/04 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddys

Mission Quest For Metal Fest
Tour:
4/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
4/07 - Baltimore, MD @ The Side Bar
4/08 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
4/09 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Kempsville Ruritan
4/10 - Raligh, NC @ The Brewery
4/11 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
4/12 - Atlanta, GA @ P.S. Warehouse
4/13 - Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
4/14 - Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Cafe
4/15 - TBA
4/19 - Cincinatti, OH @ Warsaw Arena
4/20 - Cleveland, OH @ The Pirates Cove
4/21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA
4/22 - Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground
4/23 - Worcester, MA @ METAL FEST
 
 
 
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Death Before Dishonor To Tour With Evergreen Terrace
January 29, 2010
Death Before Dishonor is pleased to announce a Southwestern run supporting Evergreen Terrace, from mid-March until the beginning of April. The band spent virtually all of last year touring around the globe and 2010 will prove to be no different. An unstoppable touring machine, Death Before Dishonor is currently venturing throughout Central America before heading to Europe, and will return to the states with only one day off before hitting the road with Evergreen Terrace. Find tour dates and venue information below.

Released this past July, 'Better Ways To Die' showcases Death Before Dishonor reaching outside of the safe hardcore formulas both in songs and content while still retaining their roots in the South Boston upbringing. 'Better Ways To Die' lies somewhere between the harder punk edge of Rancid, the working class anthems of fellow Bostonians Dropkick Murphys, the hardcore attack of Hatebreed and the precision and riffage of Slayer - this is the sound of a true Boston Hardcore band.

'Better Ways To Die'
has been garnering rave reviews, with Blabbermouth.net hailing it "one of the best hardcore albums I've heard this year," and " an effective bid for a place in the upper echelons of modern hardcore and the group's strongest effort to date" as stated by Exclaim!.

Death Before Dishonor
On Tour:
2/04 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
2/05 - Riverside, CA @ Pharaoh's Den
2/06 - Albuquerque, NM @ Compound
2/07 - Abilene, TX @ Rose Park Activity Building
2/09 - Atlanta, GA @ TBA

Death Before Dishonor
w/ Evergreen Terrace:
3/16 - Houston, TX @ The Junction
3/17 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/18 - TBA
3/19 - TBA
3/20 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas Cantina Ballroom
3/21 - Claremore, OK @ The Tree
3/22 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
3/23 - Kansas City, MO @ TBA
3/24 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
3/25 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
3/26 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Sunset Hall
3/27 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
3/28 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
3/29 - Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
3/30 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter Club
3/31 - Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
4/01 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
4/02 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
4/03 - East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
4/04 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddys
 
 
 
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Death Before Dishonor Kicks Off U.S./Canadian Tour
October 6, 2009
Death Before Dishonor is gearing up for a headlining tour across the U.S. and Canada with support from Steel Nation, Alpha and Omega, and Forfeit. The guys of DBD recently returned home to the states after extensive touring throughout August and September that took them to Belgium, Germany, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the UK in promotion of their new album, 'Better Ways to Die'. In total road dog fashion, DBD recently hit the road for a month long U.S./Canadian jaunt after having spent less than two weeks at home. Dates to see Death Before Dishonor, Steel Nation, Alpha and Omega, and Forfeit are below.

Recorded by Jim Siegel, 'Better Ways To Die' showcases Death Before Dishonor reaching outside of the safe hardcore formulas both in songs and content while still retaining their roots in the South Boston upbringing. 'Better Ways To Die' lies somewhere between the harder punk edge of Rancid, the working class anthems of fellow Bostonians Dropkick Murphys, the hardcore attack of Hatebreed and the precision and riffage of Slayer – this is the sound of a true Boston Hardcore band.

'Better Ways To Die' was unleashed to the masses in July, and has been garnering rave reviews, with Blabbermouth.net hailing it "one of the best hardcore albums I've heard this year," and " an effective bid for a place in the upper echelons of modern hardcore and the group's strongest effort to date" as stated by Exclaim!.

Death Before Dishonor
w/ Steel Nation, Alpha and Omega, and Forfeit:
10/06 @ The Poor Alex - Toronto, ON
10/07 @ Static Age - Romeo, MI
10/08 @ Warsaw Arena - Cincinnati, OH
10/09 @ Alley Katz - Richmond, VA
10/10 @ The Brewery - Raleigh, NC
10/11 @ New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC
10/12 @ The Pit - Jacksonville, FL
10/13 @ Transitions - Tampa, FL
10/14 @ The Church - Decatur, AL
10/15 @ TBA - Metairie, LA
10/16 @ The Javajazz - Houston, TX
10/17 @ Fat Daddy's Sound Shack - Denison, TX
10/18 @ Rock Bottom - San Antonio, TX
10/19 @ TBA - El Paso, TX
10/20 @ Bleeding Eardrum - Albuquerque, NM
10/21 @ Badlands Music Venue - Mesa, AZ
10/22 @ 1979 Club - Baja, CA
10/23 @ Cobalt Cafe - Canoga Park, CA
10/24 @ Vixens - Sparks, NV
10/26 @ Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
10/27 @ The Mosaic - Omaha, NE
10/28 @ Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
10/29 @ Studio 8 @ The Murphy Arts - Indianapolis, IN
10/30 @ The Brickhouse - Nitro, WV
10/31 @ Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh, PA
11/01 @ Water Front Tavern - Holyoke, MA
 
 
 
 
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Death Before Dishonor Post New Track Online
June 13, 2009
Hardcore heavyhitters, Death Before Dishonor are gearing up to unleash their third and most accomplished studio album to date, 'Better Ways to Die'. In preparation for the release, Death Before Dishonor has posted a new song online, entitled "Coffin Nail", streaming now atwww.MySpace.com/DeathBeforeDishonorBHC. In case one new song isn't enough, the band's new EP 'Our Glory Days' will be available on the www.b9store.com next Tuesday, June 16th. This 7” EP will feature two songs from the upcoming full-length.

Recorded by Jim Siegel, 'Better Ways To Die' showcases Death Before Dishonor reaching outside of the safe hardcore formulas both in songs and content while still retaining their roots in the South Boston upbringing. 'Better Ways To Die' lies somewhere between the harder punk edge of Rancid, the working class anthems of fellow Bostonians Dropkick Murphys, the hardcore attack of Hatebreed and the precision and riffage of Slayer – this is the sound of a true Boston Hardcore band. 'Better Ways To Die' is slated to hit streets everywhere July 28th via Bridge Nine Records.

Death Before Dishonor On Tour:
7.03 – Tiger’s Den – Brockton, MA -7” Record Release

$10 For 10 Tour:
7.09 - The Trocadero- Philadelphia PA
7.10 - Terminal 5- New York, NY
7.11 - Sonar- Baltimore MD
7.12 - Hooligans- Jacksonville NC
7.13 - Valarium- Knoxville TN
7.14 - Headliners Music Hall- Louisville KY
7.15 - Masquerade- Atlanta GA
7.16 - The Hanger- New Orleans LA
7.17 - Java Jazz- Houston TX
7.18 - White Rabbit- San Antonio TX
7.19 - The Max- Dallas TX
7.21 - Marquee Theater- Tempe AZ
7.22 - Glasshouse- Pomona CA
7.23 - The Grand Ballroom- San Francisco CA
7.24 - House Of Blues- Los Angeles CA
7.25 - Senator Theater- Chico CA
7.26 - King Cat Theater- Seattle WA
7.28 - Starlite- Edmonton AB
7.29 - Warehouse- Calgary AB
7.31 - Station 4- St. Paul MN
8.01 - Midland Theater- Kansas City MO
8.02 - Gothic Theater- Denver CO
8.04 - Metro- Chicago IL

To promote their upcoming album, Death Before Dishonor will be spending all of July on the road with the revolutionary 10 For $10 Tour, also featuring Crime In Stereo, Bane, Poison The Well, Vision Of Disorder, Madball and more. Check out dates and info, please visit www.bridge9.com/shows.
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Boston, MA
MEMBERS:
Bryan - Vocals
B-Roll - Guitar
Frankie - Guitar/Vocals
Rob - Bass
Memphis - Drums

Forget what you think you know about Boston Hardcore.

Beyond the stereotype of “beatdowns”, the “tough guy” exterior, the simplistic “chugga chugga” riffage, and so much more than just a mosh pit is one of the hardest working bands in hardcore: Death Before Dishonor. In the four years since they originally joined the Bridge Nine roster, Death Before Dishonor has released two full-length albums, two 7”’s, and played over 1,000 shows around the globe. Now, Death Before Dishonor is gearing up to release their third and most accomplished studio album to date - Better Ways to Die. This album not only solidifies Death Before Dishonor’s commitment to what they do as a band, but it also displays their unflinching ability and desire to establish themselves outside of clichés and the pre-defined constructs of what it is to be “hardcore.”

With their 2007 release of Count Me In , Death Before Dishonor caught people off guard as the album debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Charts, Independent Albums and Top New Artist charts and stayed there for over four weeks. Regional and National press took notice, as did radio and video outlets. Death Before Dishonor embarked on a world tour to promote Count Me In, supporting cornerstones of the hardcore world like Agnostic Front, Madball, Sick Of It All, and Hatebreed, as well as modern powerhouses Have Heart and Terror. DBD hit every nook and cranny around the world - Europe, Australia, Japan, Great Britain, Mexico, Canada and the entire continental US – Count Me In was officially a success.

Fast forward to 2009 and Death Before Dishonor returned to Boston to write and record what would become Better Ways To Die – which did not come without obstacles. Member changes ensued, a new drummer was added into the fold, and the band found themselves in a spot of free agency as their contract had expired with their home since 2005 - Bridge Nine Records. Vocalist Bryan Harris stated, “It was a weird position to be in since we’ve pretty much been with Bridge Nine since the beginning, but staying with the label was an easy decision for us. They’ve always cared about our band and since Count Me In came out, they’ve grown to become that ‘next level’ label that our band needed to move forward.”

And move forward they did, as Better Ways To Die showcases Death Before Dishonor reaching outside of the safe hardcore formulas both in songs and content while still retaining their roots in the South Boston upbringing. Produced by Jim Siegel, Better Ways To Die lies somewhere between the harder punk edge of Rancid, the working class anthems of fellow Bostonians Dropkick Murphys, the hardcore attack of Hatebreed and the precision and riffage of Slayer – this is the sound of a true Boston Hardcore band.

Lyrically, Better Ways To Die is an undeniable view into the world that is Death Before Dishonor; the blue collar, overlooked, undervalued segments of society and how we all survive in the face of adversity. However, this album pushes beyond just anger and rage as songs like “Remember” and “Our Glory Days” remind us of the hope that can be found in punk and hardcore music. Further diversifying the album is “Boys In Blue”, which takes the punk mentality of “fuck the police” and turns it on the wrongful arrest and abuse of Harris’ brother. The title track is a unique view on war and its effects in a poorer neighborhood and is perhaps one of the best Death Before Dishonor songs to date.

Better Ways To Die is the sound of defiance when all one is surrounded with is defeat and marginalization. “If it weren’t for this band, I would be sitting in Massachusetts. In the last two years I’ve been to Australia, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, all across Europe, the US and Canada and I’ve seen all four oceans. We have no reason to stop now- people are now starting to pay attention”, said Harris. So pay attention: Better Ways To Die is the new definition of Boston Hardcore.