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Atreyu Post New Song Online
August 21, 2007
Atreyu's new song "Doomsday", has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, 'Lead Sails Paper Anchor', due on August 28 via Hollywood Records. The band is currently previewing select songs from the highly anticipated album during the Family Values Tour, where Atreyu is sharing the stage with Korn, Hellyeah and Evanescence, among others.

Atreyu recorded 'Lead Sails Paper Anchor' this spring with producer John Feldmann (The Used, Good Charlotte) who worked with the band to create their most infectious, ambitious and musically challenging disc yet. While the band's juxtaposition of hardcore-influenced chaos and rock-influenced melody is still present, the gulf between the two styles is diminished, making the passages flow in a smoother and more naturalistic manner. 'Lead Sails Paper Anchor' was mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Slipknot, Linkin Park).

'Lead Sails Paper Anchor' track listing:

01. Doomsday
02. Honor
03. Falling Down
04. Becoming the Bull
05. Slow Burn
06. Two Become One
07. No One Cares
08. Can't Happen Here
09. Lose It
10. Blow
11. Lead Sails (and a Paper Anchor)
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Korn's Entire New Album Available For Streaming
July 25, 2007
Korn's entire new album is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

The band's eighth studio LP, which has been left untitled, comes out on July 31. The first single is called "Evolution".

According to Launch Radio Networks, simulated virtual reality images of the members of Korn, known as avatars, are performing their new single "Evolution" which began on Monday, July 23, at VirtualKorn.mtv.com. Fans are also be able to listen to a preview stream of the band's entire new album, while singer Jonathan Davis, guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu chat live with fans at the site from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, the video for "Evolution" also premiered recently on MTV2. Korn recently launched a spoof web site at EvolutionDevolution.com to promote the upcoming release of the clip. The site appears to be publicizing a new documentary with appearances by "experts" who look suspiciously like the members of the band. Jonathan Davis explained how it all came about. "We just wanted to do something different and, like, kind of a viral promotion of the album, so we came up with the whole 'evolution/devolution' thing," he said. "We shot these clips and we thought it would be funny if we were in it, and I was 'J.D. Cornelius,' Munk was 'Thelonius Monk,' Fieldy was 'Dr. Fields' or something... it's just funny. It's really cool. It's a spoof on the whole thing and I think it's great."

The band kicked off the latest edition of the Family Values tour on Friday (July 20) in St. Louis, with more than a dozen bands on two separate stages, including Evanescence, HellYeah, Flyleaf, Atreyu, Trivium and others.
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Korn Kicks Off Family Values Tour
July 21, 2007
Launch Radio Networks reports: Korn kicked off the latest edition of the Family Values tour on Yesterday (Friday, July 20) in St. Louis, with more than a dozen bands on two separate stages. Evanescence, HellYeah, Flyleaf, Atreyu and Trivium will join Korn on the main stage, while a second stage will include a full lineup of acts. There will also be games, demonstrations and other activities for fans at the event, which also features lawn tickets priced at $9.99. Singer Jonathan Davis explained Korn's goals for the tour. "To create an event that everybody could afford to go to, basically, and just have a good time," he said. 'You know, we bring out a lot of different bands. I think the overall reason we do it is for kids to come and have fun every year. All music fans can come, get along, and just have a good time."

Korn reactivated Family Values in 2006 after a five-year hiatus.

The second stage this year is sponsored by the makers of the Guitar Hero video game series, with eight Guitar Hero II finalists facing off at each stop on the tour. The finalists will play Guitar Hero II on stage between sets and compete for an autographed Korn guitar, band access passes and a chance to play against Davis backstage.

Korn releases its eighth studio album, which is going out untitled, on July 31.

Davis and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer said in a teleconference on Wednesday (July 18 ) that their next project could be a collection of cover tunes. The band, which first floated this idea in 2005, has already cut versions of songs by Faith No More, Nine Inch Nails and the Psychedelic Furs.

Korn is also launching a reality show called "The Loc Dog Show" on high definition video network KushTV.com. The show will follow the band around on their recent European tour as well the Family Values trek.
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Droid Family Values Ticket Contest
July 21, 2007
Droid, Long Beach’s thunderous metal machine, and fye.com have announced a contest to give fans the opportunity to win free tickets to four upcoming Family Values Tour shows!! fye.com is also offering a FREE autographed CD sleeve with the purchase of Droid’s new self-titled debut album.

Tickets are up for grabs for these four Family Values Tour dates:

8/11 – Atlanta, GA – Hi Fi Buys
8/15 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheater
8/17 – Dallas, TX – Smirnoff Music Center
9/02 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Check out fye.com for your chance to win free tickets to see Droid at the above listed Family Values Tour dates.

Fans will also have an opportunity to meet Droid in person on select Family Values Tour dates!! The band will be at the fye.com booths for signings at these four shows:

7/27 – Boston, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
8/03 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake PAC
8/05 – Camden, NJ – Tweeter Center
8/07 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Catch Droid’s brutal live performance all summer long on the Family Values tour across the country!!

Droid on the Family Values Tour:

7/20 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Float-Rite
7/22 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/24 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Molson
7/25 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater
7/27 – Boston, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
7/28 – Washington DC – Nissan Pavilion
7/29 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Theater
8/03 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake PAC
8/04 – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion
8/05 – Camden, NJ – Tweeter Center
8/07 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/08 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/10 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/11 – Atlanta, GA – Hi Fi Buys
8/12 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
8/14 – Miami, FL – Sound Advice Amphitheatre
8/15 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheater
8/17 – Dallas, TX – Smirnoff Music Center
8/18 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/19 – San Antonio, TX – Verizon Wireless
8/21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
8/22 – Kansas City, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/24 – Denver, CO – Coors Amphitheater
8/25 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Pavilion
8/29 – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena
8/31 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
9/01 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/02 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Droid w/ Trivium and Atreyu (Family Values Off-dates)

7/23 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s (No Atreyu**)
7/31 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
8/01 – Johnson City, NY – Magic City Music Hall
8/02 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (**No Atreyu)
8/27 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
8/30 – San Diego, CA - Soma
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Five Finger Death Punch Releases 3-Song EP Via iTunes
July 11, 2007
Five Finger Death Punch has just released a three-song EP entitled 'Pre-emptive Strike' via iTunes. The EP features both studio and acoustic versions of the group's first single, "The Bleeding", as well as a live recording of the track "The Devil's Own".

Five Finger Death Punch shot a video in Los Angeles for "The Bleeding" with director Bradley Scott, known for his work with The Comas, Midnight Movies and Ringside. The clip deals with a familiar subject for many of us — unhealthy relationships. Bathory says of the impetus for the clip, "We're getting a lot of fan mail about how this song is helping people through these relationships, where there's nothing left but the thorns, not the roses. A huge number of people living their lives in these emotional prisons… I should say emotional crack houses… hitting that 'pipe of pain. We actually shot a 'mini movie.'" Also appearing in the video is prolific actress Danielle Harris — star of the upcoming remake of the horror classic "Halloween", directed by Rob Zombie. Her gritty performance brings the drama to new heights in the clip.

To top off this week of work, the band will have a Friday, July 13 "wreckerd release" party at Los Angeles' famous Roxy. To celebrate, all fans in attendance will be eligible to win a guitar signed by the Five Finger Death Punch boys themselves. The group will meet fans and VIPs alike after the show.

An interview with Moody and some behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "The Bleeding" clip can be viewed at this location.

An e-card for Five Finger Death Punch's upcoming debut opus, 'The Way of the Fist', can be accessed at this location. Due on July 31 via Firm Music, a branch of the highly successful entertainment talent management company The Firm, the CD was recorded at Next Level Studios with Stevo "Shotgun" Bruno (Prong, Motley Crue) and at Complex Studios with Mikey Sarkisyan (Spineshank). Mixing and mastering duties were handled by Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head, Soulfly).

As previously reported, Five Finger Death Punch has been confirmed for the second stage at this year's Family Values tour. Headlining the tour will be Korn, with additional appearances by Evanescence, HellYeah, Trivium, Atreyu and Flyleaf.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/ffdp.
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HOME TOWN: Little Rock, Arkansas
Amy Lee - vocals
Rocky Gray - drums
John LeCompt - guitar
Terry Balsamo - guitar
Tim McCord - bass

Evanescence has sold nearly 18 million albums worldwide to date. Following their major-label debut Fallen, Evanescence continues their meteoric rise with their CD, The Open Door (Wind-up Records), which was released on October 3. The album from the two-time Grammy-winning band is defined by Amy Lee's beautiful melodies, compelling lyrics, poignant piano and stunning vocals, fused with Terry Balsamo's urgent, yet intricate guitar, to form a seamless, ethereal mixture that perfectly channels the band's hard rock and classical sensibilities. The contributions of members John LeCompt (guitar) and Rocky Gray (drums) are also evident.

"Making this record has been really intense," explains Lee. "Terry suffered a stroke last October and is still recovering, we got a new manager [Andy Lurie], and I've come out of a difficult breakup. But everything we've been through together has benefited this album." With Fallen, says Lee, the band had much to prove while defining its identity. This time, finding a cohesive writing partner in Terry Balsamo, "we really took our time crafting this album and had the freedom to express a broader range of emotions: not just pain and sadness, but also anger and, yes, even happiness."

Written late last year, The Open Door was recorded at The Record Plant in Los Angeles and mixed at Ocean Way Studios in March 2006. Marking the return of long-time friend and producer Dave Fortman, the album's musical elements include a classically-infused choir and strings on several tracks, giving further color to songs of introspection, longing, doubt, self-respect and, ultimately, empowerment. The album opens with "Sweet Sacrifice," a post-relationship catharsis that head-dives from an otherworldly intro into a hard-driving thrash of hard rock guitars and soaring rock vocals. Its first single, the mid-tempo "Call Me When You're Sober," reinforces the moving-away-from-dysfunction theme.

Other standout tracks on The Open Door include "Lithium," which embraces feeling over numbness, "All That I'm Living For," Lee's tribute to band life, "Weight of the World," her plea for perspective from the expectation of young fans, and "Good Enough," a string-and-choir-infused closer distinguished as the band's first truly (almost) contented song ("It feels really good ending the album this way," says Lee). Having toured for a year-and-a-half straight with only a month off following the release of Fallen, Evanescence hopes to hit the road this time out with a care not to neglect key markets worldwide. Its U.S. tour begins immediately after the October 3rd release of The Open Door, rewarding hardcore fans with a "sneak peak" of the album during a handful of more intimate theater dates before segueing into much larger arena shows.

Originally hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, the band's evolving sound - a nearly mystical marriage between rock, goth and classical - was informed by a curious duality. Lee, who spent nine years studying classical piano, explains, "When I was in high school I listened to a lot of heavy bands and dark classical music. Both genres are intricate, complex types of music that are very dramatic, and I'm naturally drawn to that."

Evanescence self-released two EPs and a first full-length album, the much-sought-after Origin, before finding a home at Wind-up Records. Fallen, their major-label debut, was released in April 2003 to critical and commercial success. The internationally appealing Top 10 singles "Bring Me to Life" and "My Immortal" helped drive airplay and led to two 2003 Grammy Awards (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for "Bring Me To Life"). Propelling the band to sales of nearly 14 million albums worldwide, Fallen spent more than 100 weeks on Billboard's Top 200 chart, was certified gold or platinum in over 35 countries, and sold out arenas globally. Anywhere But Home, their 2004 live DVD release, has sold over one million copies to date.

The inherent drama in Evanescence's music - a kind of audio odyssey that can turn on a dime from piano-led introspection to hammering guitar - has resonated with listeners everywhere. The band's aggressive core finds a counterpart in Lee's passionate vocals, lyrics that forge a connection with audiences searching for identity or struggling with feelings of desire, hope love and loss. The Open Door is a logical (but certainly not predictable) transformation of epic proportions for the band, which, in many ways has only just begun to make its mark on the music world.