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2/24/2009

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Shadows Fall Announce First Ever Canadian Headline Tour
January 21, 2010
Massachusetts Metal turned Hard Rock band, Shadows Fall, are getting ready to kick off the 2nd leg of their U.S. tour with Five Finger Death Punch, God Forbid and 2Cents. Before they hit the road this Thursday, Shadows Fall are pleased to announce their first ever headlining tour of Canada. The tour starts on Wednesday February 24th in Calgary, Alberta. Support on the tour will come from Bison B.C. and Baptized in Blood. Special guest Goatwhore will be on the first six west coast dates only. Shadows Fall have also announced a headlining show before they cross the border to the Great White North. The show is in Spokane, WA at The Knitting Factory and support will come from Bison BC, Baptized in Blood and Goatwhore. A list of the dates can be found below:

Shadows Fall Headline U.S. Show:
2/23 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory*

Shadows Fall Canadian Headline Tour:
2/24 - Calgary, AB @ Republik*
2/25 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite*
2/26 - TBD
2/27 - Regina, SK @ The District*
3/01 - Winnipeg, MB @ WECC*
3/02 - Thunder Bay, ON @ The Roxy*
3/04 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/05 - London, ON @ Music Hall
3/06 - TBD
3/07 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
3/08 - Montreal, QC @ National
3/09 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial

*With Goatwhore

Shadows Fall front man Brian Fair had the following to say about Shadows Fall's Canadian headlining tour: "All of us in Shadows Fall are very excited to finally be heading to Canada for a full headlining tour!! We look forward to rocking with all the metalheads in the great white north and sharing a few extra strong beers with you all!!"

Shadows Fall's critically acclaimed new album, 'Retribution', is available everywhere now. The record debuted at #35 on the Billboard charts, #3 on Billboard's Hard Music Chart and #3 on Billboard's Independent Music Chart in the fall of 2009.
Shadows Fall's tour with Five Finger Death Punch, God Forbid and 2Cents is set to begin tonight, January 21st, in Anaheim, CA. Shadows Fall will be offering a limited number of VIP ticket packages in every market for their upcoming tour. These VIP packs are on sale now exclusively at Shadows Fall Ticketing.

Here is a list of what you will get in the VIP pack:
1 - General Admission Ticket
1 - Pre-show meet and greet with Shadows Fall 30 minutes before doors
1 - SF Laminate
1 - Choice of 'Retribution' on CD or limited edition VINYL to be picked up at show.
1 - An autographed Shadows Fall Poster
- Access to a fan photo pass, first 4 requests per market ONLY.

North American 'Five Finger Discount' Tour
w/ Five Finger Death Punch, God Forbid, 2Cents:
1/21 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues/Mandalay Bay
1/24 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
1/26 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
1/27 - McAllen, TX @ McAllen Convention Center
1/28 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit*
1/29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
1/30 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
2/02 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
2/03 - Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
2/04 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
2/05 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/06 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/08 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/09 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's Music Hall*
2/10 - Huntington, WV @ Club V
2/11 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Hall*
2/12 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
2/13 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
2/14 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's*
2/15 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*
2/16 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/17 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
2/19 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory*
2/20 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
2/21 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

* = VIP Packages SOLD OUT in these markets

Follow Shadows Fall Online:
http://www.shadowsfall.com
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http://www.twitter.com/brianshadfall
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God Forbid Replaces Throwdown On FFDP Tour
January 13, 2010
The following update has been posted on Five Finger Death Punch's Myspace Blog regarding their upcoming Winter Tour:

God Forbid will replace Throwdown on 5FDP's US Winter Headlining Tour

"Due to a family emergency, Throwdown has to pull off our tour. We wish them the
best during this time. Our good friends God Forbid will be replacing them on the bill. So now the tour is 5FDP, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, and 2Cents.

We can't wait to get back on the road, play our new songs, and see the beautiful
people of America. Tour starts Thursday, January 21 in Anaheim - we will see you
all there!!"

God Forbid will be continuing to tour in support of their latest Century Media release, 'Earthsblood', which is available online and in stores now.

'Five Finger Discount' Tour Dates are as follows:
1/21 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
1/24 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
1/26 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/27 - McAllen, TX @ McAllen Convention Center
1/29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
1/30 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/31 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
2/02 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
2/03 - Greenville, SC @ Handle Bar ** (First 50 Ladies get in free ONLY)
2/05 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/06 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/08 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/12 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop *
2/13 - Dayton, OH McGuffy's House of Rock *
2/14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
2/16 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/17 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
2/19 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
2/20 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
2/21 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

* "First 100 Ladies in Free" promotion NOT valid in these select markets
**First 50 Ladies get in free, rather than first 100
 
 
 
 
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Cannibal Corpse 'Evisceration Plague' Graphic Novel Availabl
July 7, 2009
Death-metal icons Cannibal Corpse are issuing a limited-edition 96 page comic book exclusively at the Hot Topic booth on this summer's Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour. Drawn entirely by Vince Locke, who illustrated the acclaimed graphic novel ‘A History of Violence' and each of the band's album covers, the 'Evisceration Plague' comic graphically depicts a story for every song on the band's album of the same name—arranged in order, no less. As an added bonus, each copy comes with a copy of the album.

Vince Locke has done an incredible job turning our lyrics into blood-soaked and vicious illustrations for the 'Evisceration Plague' comic book. He really has captured visually what we were trying convey lyrically. His artwork has brought our macabre songs to life in truly explicit fashion...fans of graphic horror will not be disappointed,” comments bassist and founding member Alex Webster.

Check out a preview of the comic book at this location, and don't forget to grab a copy at Mayhem this summer before they sell out!

Cannibal Corpse
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07/07 - Farmington, NM - Gators Bar And Grill

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival
w/ Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, All That Remains, God Forbid, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel:
07/10 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/11 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/12 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
07/14 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheater
07/15 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater*
07/17 - Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
07/18 - Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
07/19 - Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
07/20 - Omaha, NE Slowdown*
07/21 - Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
07/22 - St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/23 - Louisville, KY InnPlace Hotel & Conference Center**
07/24 - Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
07/25 - Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
07/26 - Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/29 - Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/31 - Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
08/01 - Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
08/02 - Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/03 - Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall*
08/04 - Boston, MA Comcast Center
08/06 - Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
08/07 - Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/08 - Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
08/09 - Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
08/10 - Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero*
08/11 - Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
08/12 - West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
08/14 - San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/15 - Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center

* = Off Dates w/ Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid
** = Off Date w/ Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Whitechapel

For more info on Cannibal Corpse, visit http://www.cannibalcorpse.net/, or
http://www.myspace.com/cannibalcorpse.
 
 
 
 
 
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CoB Frontman Breaks Shoulder, Vows To Continue Touring
May 5, 2009
Alexi Laiho, guitarist and front man for the award-winning Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom has sustained a serious injury while on the road as part of the “No Fear Energy Tour” alongside Lamb of God. Laiho, who was recently named as the world’s "Best Metal Guitarist" in the 15th annual Guitar World reader's poll, broke his shoulder when he was ejected from his bunk as a result of the band’s tour bus taking an irregularly harsh sharp turn. Laiho and Children Of Bodom are touring North America in support of the band’s critically acclaimed album 'Blooddrunk'.

Against recommendation, Laiho has decided to remain on tour and will “bite the bullet” to give metal fans the electric live performances they have come to love from the Finnish act. For the duration of the tour – set to run through May 15 -- Alexi will be resigned to wearing the arm in a sling, restricting movement at all times when he is not on stage.

When asked for comment, the celebrated axe-slinger said, “"Four nights ago I fell out of my bunk in the tour bus and came down pretty damn hard as the driver was taking a sharp turn. It turns out I have a broken shoulder as well as internal bleeding. I am going through a great deal of pain every second that I am awake. However, I can still play the guitar and I will give everything I have to try to finish this tour and play every remaining show! I would just like to apologize in advance for not being able to move around or sing with my full power at all times and I hope the COB fans understand. What can I say? I’m jinxed! End of story. See you out there.”

Laiho has been called “a guitar hero for the new millennium” by Guitar World. The six-stringer will be featured alongside legendary virtuoso George Lynch on the cover of Guitar Center’s “June Guitar Buyers Guide”, set to hit homes beginning June 1. In the publication, Laiho discusses his ESP signature series guitar as well as Children of Bodom. Additional Laiho-related content is also scheduled for Guitar Center’s website, www.GuitarCenter.com.

Children Of Bodom's 'Blooddrunk' skyrocketed to #22 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart in its first week of release, shifting nearly 20,000 units. The Top 25 Billboard debut capped a string of exceptional worldwide charting positions for the band, highlighted by a #1 debut in its native Finland.

* Check out Guitar World’s Children Of Bodom 'Blooddrunk' guitar lesson featuring Laiho and fellow COB guitarist Roope Latvala now at this location.

Children of Bodom tour dates:
w/ Lamb Of God, As I Lay Dying, God Forbid, Municipal Waste)
5/05 - Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
5/06 - Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Theater
5/08 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
5/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
5/11 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
5/12 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5/13 - Albany, NY @ Washington St. Armory
5/14 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva (Children Of Bodom, As I Lay Dying ONLY)
5/15 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
 
 
 
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As I lay Dying DVD Hits Billboard Charts
April 26, 2009
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce As I Lay Dying's continued chart success with the band's brand new and first ever DVD release, 'This is Who We Are', which entered the Billboard Top Music Videos Chart at the #2 position in the US and #3 position in Canada where the DVD has already shipped platinum. The San Diego based Grammy Nominated metallers have appeared on Taste Of Chaos, Ozzfest, headlined the 2006 Sounds Of The Underground Tour, Cornerstone, Bamboozle 2006, and just about every significant hard music festival around the globe.

With 'This Is Who We Are', As I Lay Dying steps into new territory by releasing the band's first ever DVD consisting of a 3disc DVD set that's packaging is made up entirely of recycled materials and was produced and directed by Denise Korycki (Cannibal Corpse 'Centuries of Torment' DVD). 'This Is Who We Are' provides viewers with live performances and a complete As I Lay Dying audio/visual history with footage spanning the band's entire career from their humble beginnings to their current and ongoing success.

Here is what As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has to say about reaching the #2 and #3 spots on the Billboard Top Music Videos Charts; “I'm completely honored to have our DVD reach so many people in only its first week out. Needless to say, it's a great achievement for our band, but it also goes to show that metal music has been opening new doors. Regardless of what mainstream media pushes, there are enough diehard fans out there to make something like this happen.”

Disc #1 – Main Documentary – approx. two hours
This complete band history includes in depth artist interviews and commentary, interviews with friends and family, as well as observations and road stories from colleagues and bands that have worked with and befriended As I Lay Dying since the band's inception.

Disc #2 – LIVE performances (w/ the current lineup)
Over an hour and a half of live performances captured at As I Lay Dying's Southern California shows in November 2008 including the Jumping Turtle, The Grove, and Seacoast Community Church, international festivals including Wacken and With Full Force, and US festival Cornerstone.

Disc #3 – music videos and bonus features including more touring stories, profiles on personalities & more

Make sure to catch As I Lay Dying live when they hit your town on the remaining dates of the No Fear Energy Music Tour with Lamb of God and Children of Bodom listed below.

No Fear Energy Music Tour
w/ Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, God Forbid, Municipal Waste:
04/26 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
04/28 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
04/29 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
04/30 - St. Paul, MN - Myth
05/01 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
05/02 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
05/03 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian
05/04 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium (off date w/ God Forbid)
05/05 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
05/06 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore Theater
05/08 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
05/09 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
05/10 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls not part of tour
05/11 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
05/12 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
05/13 - Albany, NY - Washington St. Armory
05/14 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva (off date w/ Children Of Bodom)
05/15 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues

End Tour
06/20 - N. Lawrence, OH - Clay's Park (Alive Festival 2009)
07/18 - Willmar, MN - Willmar Civic Center (Sonshine Festival 2009)
07/31 - Gilford, NH - Gunstock Mt. Resort (Soulfest 2009)
08/22 - Camas, WA - Lacamas Conference Center (Tom Festival 2009)

For more info on As I Lay Dying, visit http://www.asilaydying.com, or the band's Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/asilaydying.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1997
HOME TOWN: New Brunswick, NJ
MEMBERS:
Byron Davis - Vocals
Doc Coyle - Guitar
Dallas Coyle - Guitar
John Outcalt - Bass
Corey Pierce - Drums

GOD FORBID triumphantly return with IV: Constitution Of Treason , their most dynamic and devastating offering yet, one which will undoubtedly solidify their position as one of the genre's elite. This mighty New Jersey-based quintet have now forged their own unique path and stretched their musical boundaries to the very limit while creating a thought-provoking conceptual opus that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Soon after the group's inception in 1996, The Out of Misery EP and debut full-length Reject The Sickness were released on the small indie label 9 Volt Records, helping GOD FORBID develop an underground and strong regional following. This buzz attracted the attention of Century Media Records, who quickly signed the band. In 2001, the band unleashed Determination � an Americanized form of thrash metal so unrelenting that it brought listeners to their knees. Their undying road dog mentality helped them to expand their devoted fanbase, while the challenge of playing numerous shows with artists ranging from Cradle of Filth and Opeth to Mushroomhead and Thursday forced their live performances to grow stronger and more devastating. The group soon realized that they needed to reach deeper down within themselves to channel the energy and emotions needed to help their songwriting evolve, in order to craft the definitive GOD FORBID sound. After a tour with Atreyu and a series of shows with Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage and Lamb of God on the inaugural Headbangers Ball tour, GOD FORBID emerged from the studio in early 2004 with the blistering, Gone Forever , which put the band on the international map. The critically acclaimed album successfully bridged the gap between thrash, hardcore and traditional metal. They soon embarked on a few dates on a massive Jagermeister-sponsored tour with Slipknot, Fear Factory and Chimaira, leading immediately into a highly successful nationwide U.S. run with Machine Head. However, the group's biggest break would come that summer on Ozzfest, where their highly captivating and energetic performances helped them garner new legions of fans. So-called �off-fest� dates with Slayer and Slipknot further cemented their momentum. GOD FORBID wrapped up the album's touring cycle with their first-ever U.S. headlining run in early 2005 and were in top form as they entered the studio to begin tracking an eagerly awaited new effort. IV: Constitution Of Treason was produced by Jason Suecof (Trivium) at Audiohammer Studios and Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan) at Trax East, who also handled mixing duties. This new offering is a huge step forward for the band in regards to songwriting, as they emphasize developing the melodies and arrangements of each individual track. Meanwhile the stunning guitar duo of brothers Doc and Dallas Coyle delivers its most breathtaking performances yet. Doc further describes his thoughts on their new material: � Musically, it's a more refined and complex version of the traditional GOD FORBID sound, but offers several new twists and turns. I really think everyone will be surprised when they hear the growth, especially in the vocals.� The concept behind IV: Constitution Of Treason is told in three parts, the first being � Twilight of Civilization,� where nations engage in a worldwide nuclear onslaught that obliterates our way of life. In part two, �In The Darkest Hour, There Was One,� the now primitive world is in the midst of fascist rule until one man emerges from the downtrodden common people to rebel against these ideals. He speaks to them about free choice and individuality, leading to uprisings and descent, which eventually is traced back to this man. Sentenced to banishment and death in the wasteland, he has a spiritual revelation and miraculously returns unscathed. The Hero is soon burned alive in public for all to see the awe-inspiring lack of mercy shown to those who commit treason. In part three, �Devolution,� several centuries pass since the time of the Hero, and his tales become legends so profound that the masses dedicate their lives to one side of these beliefs or the other. The ultimate lesson to be learned is, even if a holocaust couldn't keep a good species down, it is doomed to repeat cataclysmic mistakes. But while predictability has seemingly become humankind's defining characteristic, the moral is to not let it define you. With four full-length releases and almost a decade of experience under their belts, the group has achieved its true potential with a groundbreaking offering that will force the entire world to take notice.