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Worship And Tribute
7/9/2002

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence
5/9/2000
 
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Roadrunner Announces Two Re-Issues
March 5, 2009
Roadrunner Records is proud to announce the rereleasing of two crucial albums from the label's deep, highly respected catalog. Type O Negative's essential 'Slow, Deep and Hard' and Glassjaw's genre-defining 'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence' will be re-entering the marketplace on March 24 with an assortment of added audio and visual bonuses.

Type O's head-turning, raw debut, 'Slow, Deep and Hard', was originally released in 1991 and is credited with launching the black-humored, doomy metal band's career. Type O eventually went on to become the first Gold-certified band on Roadrunner. The reissue is re-mastered, which adds an element of crispness to this classic release's sound. It also includes a bonus track called "Hey Pete." It will also feature new liner notes, redesigned artwork and extra photos. It's a "must have" for fans of Brooklyn's finest.

'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence' by Long Island's Glassjaw was the sounding bell for emotionally aggressive post-hardcore. The album, which unexpectedly impacted the scene like an atom bomb in 2000, was a heart-on-the-sleeve slab of hulking, noisy and earnest rock. It quickly established Glassjaw as one of the architects of today's screamo scene, something for which they take no credit. The reissue features new liner notes as well as the "lost" track, "Convectuoso," in addition to a cover of Youth of Today's hardcore classic, "Modern Love Story."

Each reissue will hit retail shelves on March 24, 2009.
 
 
 
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BTBAM, August Burns Red Confirmed For Saints & Sinners
July 16, 2007
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red and Misery Signals are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Saints & Sinners Festival, set to take place November 3-4 at Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention Hall. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, November 3, 2007:

Against Me!
August Burns Red
Gaslight Anthem
Kaddisfly
Newlywed Disaster
Saves The Day


Sunday, November 4, 2007:

Glassjaw
Between The Buried And Me
Bless The Fall
Misery Signals
Modern Life Is War
Saosin


For more information, visit www.saintsandsinnersfest.com.
 
 
 
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Glassjaw: Win Chance To Be Band's Next Ex-member
December 20, 2006
According to MTV.com, the reunited Glassjaw are offering fans a chance to become the band's next ex-member. The winner will be made an official member of the band, get kicked out, then will be listed as an ex-member on the band's web site and even receive a phone call from an actual former member of Glassjaw. More information on the contest can be found at the band's MySpace page.

Glassjaw singer Daryl Palumbo recently told MTV.com about Glassjaw's upcoming CD, "The band is totally reinvigorated . . . We've been writing, we've been rehearsing every day, and we've got some new shit together. I can't wait to get back out there, because Glassjaw's me. It's my personality. It's a huge part of me being that angry and playing those songs and being in that mood. I need it, I need it absolutely need it."

The frontman said Glassjaw have been writing material for many months and they've completed three tracks "You Think You're John Fucking Lennon" (live video), "Jesus Glue" (live video) and "Natural Born Farmer" they plan to record as soon as Head Automatica's (Palumbo's other band) forthcoming, yet-untitled EP is in the bag.

"With Glassjaw, it's been about 13 years in the making, and I think that we'll get that product out of us that we've wanted all these years," Daryl said. "For this particular band, at this particular point in our career, to get the four of us in a room I think some beautiful shit's gonna happen. But it's going to take a little while. We still have to finish the writing and the recording, and I have lots to do with Head Automatica in the next year. It's going to be a balancing act for me, so it's going to take a minute. Both records will happen at the right pace, but I would like to have them both out next year. That would make me so fucking happy."
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: New York, New York
MEMBERS:
Daryl Palumbo - Vocals
Beck - Guitar
Todd N. Weinstock - Guitar
Dave Allen - Bass
Larry Gorman - Drums

Glassjaw is a five-piece rock band from Long Island, New York. Worship And Tribute is their Warner Bros. Records debut album. Love it or hate it, there is nothing comfortable, or mundane about Worship And Tribute. Picture Elvis Costello fronting the Bad Brains or Morrissey singing with Fugazi. That may (or may not) clue you in to what Worship And Tribute is all about. Painfully passionate and sonically dense, Worship And Tribute is a unique post hardcore hybrid that should bridge both new and old fans alike.Glassjaw formed from the ashes of New York hardcore band Sons Of Abraham and originally existed as a "weekend outlet for the individual members." Both Worship and Tribute as well as their previous release Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence were produced by Ross Robinson, who has worked with the likes of At The Drive In and Slipknot, but is most well known as the architect of new metal, having produced albums by Korn and Limp Bizkit. Glassjaw, however, is light years away from new metal (or any sort of simple categorization for that matter), as evidenced by that first record with Ross. "Our goal at the time of that record was too destroy Adidas rock" says Robinson. It contained diary-honest lyrics about failed romantic relationships and Palumbo�s personal battle with the intestinal illness Crohn�s disease and was fueled by the harmonically distorted assault of guitarists Justin Beck and Todd Weinstock.Fans of hardcore, metal and emo were drawn to Glassjaw and the band amassed an almost-cult like base of disciples. The band tucked a summer tour with Deftones under its belt and their reputation was built upon their manic live "experience."In late 2001, Glassjaw eventually resurfaced at its new Warner Bros. home and recently delivered Worship And Tribute, an album erected upon an indie aesthetic and more sophisticated approach towards arrangement. "We�re older now and we want to make timeless music," says guitarist Weinstock. "Everyone�s headspace is more together and this is our coming out as a unit." Beck sums it all up, saying, "Shit changes. Life changes. Music changes. I don�t think we�ve gone off the deep end. We�re evolving." Beck maintains, "that Glassjaw never set out to get signed, secure management, and tour the world. It was just a personal outlet for the individual members.""Worship And Tribute references how everything that we do as artists is almost paying homage to something else that influenced us to do it in the first place," reveals Palumbo. "It�s a m�lange of influences, a collage is what this band is all about. This record pays tribute to everything from Bad Brains to Anthrax to The Cure to Squeeze and so much more." The album�s title also has a second meaning. "In loving someone, you worship them like a deity and it hurts, a lot, to the point that in trying to show love and show tribute to someone you�re stretching and reaching. It becomes an unhealthy worship and you�ll bow out unfaithfully in the end," explains the singer. For the band, the maturation of the members as both writers and musicians has been the most rewarding process. "On the last album, I was a teenager and things were right before my eyes. On this record, so many other things move me emotionally: sex, relationships, the state of our career and how I feel about this band, and this band becoming a business, and me becoming an adult." offers Palumbo.The band considers producer Robinson the catalyst that makes them better always pushing them extremely hard. The producer is known for extracting the most from his bands through alternate methods. For Palumbo, Robinson reached deep. He elaborates, "Ross gets into your head and makes you talk about everything in a song. If you feel like you don�t want to talk about it and you do not want to "get into" that one part, that�s the absolute point at which he makes you talk. It�s like the painstaking task of opening yourself up to a room of people who might disagree or laugh at you. It almost makes the lyrics another member of the band, rather than just a riddle that a frontman is saying."Glassjaw�s frenetic live energy and unharnassed emotion are the reasons why fans turn up in droves at gigs. The quintet enjoyed a stint on the 2002 edition of the SnoCore tour and are touring all spring. In June they will head out to be part of this summer�s Warped Tour and then Ozzfest. The band offers a possible explanation as to why these Glassjaw fanatics are unwavering in their devotion. "We�re not the cash cow of underground music. We work at a grassroots level and our fans would take a bullet for us and rightfully so, because we would kill or be killed for anyone who is devoted to our band.