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10/3/2006

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Dragonforce: Special Edition Album Details Revealed
February 4, 2007
Roadrunner Records has set a March 13 release date for the "special edition" version of Dragonforce's 'Inhuman Rampage' album. The two-disc CD/DVD set will feature a bonus audio track, "Lost Souls in Endless Time", a "hysterical" behind-the-scenes look into Dragonforce, and a live performance from the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2006. The complete track listing is as follows:

CD:

01. Through the Fire and Flames
02. Revolution Deathsquad
03. Storming the Burning Fields
04. Operation Ground and Pound
05. Body Breakdown
06. Cry for Eternity
07. The Flame of Youth
08. Trail of Broken Hearts
09. Lost Souls in Endless Time (Bonus Track)

DVD:

01. Through the Fire and Flames (Music Video)
02. Operation Ground and Pound (Music Video)
03. Behind-The-Scenes Rockumentary
04. Bonus Live Performance of "My Spirit Will Go On" from Metal Hammer Awards

Dragonforce will be teaming up with Killswitch Engage (headliners), Chimaira and He Is Legend for the first annual No Fear Music Tour, set to kick off late February.

Dragonforce's 'Inhuman Rampage' CD has sold 114,000 copies in the United States since its June release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
 
 
 
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Chimaira To Debut New Video Next Week
February 1, 2007
On February 5th, 2007, Chimaira will premiere “Resurrection,” the new video off of their forthcoming release on Ferret Music. The video was directed by Todd Bell and features an appearance by Mixed Martial Arts fighter Mavrick. The next day, February 6th, 2007, Chimaira will launch the single for purchase. Fans can download/purchase the single through various web stores like Napster and iTunes. The full album will be released on March 6th, 2007.

Check out the new video on February 5th at Yahoo! Music.

Chimaira will hit the road starting on 2/21 with Killswitch Engage, Dragonforce, and He is Legend as a part of the first annual No Fear Tour.

Tour Dates are as follows:

2/20 – Huntington, WV – Huntington Music Hall (Off Date)
2/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
2/22 – Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center @ Red, Black, and Blue Festival
2/23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
2/24 – Boston, MA – Avalon Ballroom
2/25 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Dome
2/27 – Toronto, ONT – Kool Haus
2/28 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
3/01 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
3/02 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
3/03 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
3/05 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
3/06 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
3/07 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
3/08 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five (Off Date)
3/09 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
3/10 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
3/12 – Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
3/13 – San Antonio, TX – Sunset Station
3/14 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
3/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre (Off Date)
3/16 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
3/17 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
3/19 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
3/20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
3/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
3/23 – San Diego, CA – Soma
3/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
3/25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
3/26 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
3/27 – Spokane, WA – The Boulevard (Off Date)
3/28 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
3/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air Pavilion
3/31 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
4/01 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
4/02 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
4/03 – Bloomington, IL – The Lafayette Club (Off Date)
4/04 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre
4/05 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
4/06 – Detroit, MI – State Theatre
4/08 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
 
 
 
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Killswitch Engage Postpones European Dates
January 14, 2007
Killswitch Engage has been forced to postpone the London, Bristol and Paris shows of their current European tour due to guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz sustaining a serious back injury.

A spokesperson for the band said, "The band are extremely disappointed and send their apologies to the fans. We hope to have news on rescheduling the dates shortly."

The affected shows are as follows:

Jan. 13 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Jan. 14 - Bristol, UK @ Academy
Jan. 16 - Paris, UK @ Elysee Montmartre

Killswitch Engage will team up with Dragonforce, Chimaira and He Is Legend for the first annual No Fear Music Tour, set to kick off late February.
 
 
 
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Killswitch Engage/Dragonforce/Chimaira Tour Dates Announced
December 26, 2006
House of Blues, a Live Nation brand, has partnered with clothing and lifestyle company No Fear in presenting Grammy-nominated Roadrunner Records recording artists Killswitch Engage. Also featured on the bill will be Roadrunner labelmates Dragonforce, as well as Chimaira, and He Is Legend. The 35-city trek commences February 21, 2007 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ and concludes April 8 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL. Tickets go on sale January 12 and can be purchased at www.hob.com and www.LiveNation.com. The dates are as follows:

Feb. 21 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Feb. 22 - Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
Feb. 23 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Feb. 24 - Boston, MA - Avalon Ballroom
Feb. 25 - Buffalo, NY - The Dome
Feb. 27 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
Feb. 28 - Montreal, QB - Metropolis
Mar. 01 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
Mar. 02 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
Mar. 03 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
Mar. 05 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Mar. 06 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Mar. 07 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
Mar. 09 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
Mar. 10 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Mar. 12 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
Mar. 13 - San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
Mar. 14 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom
Mar. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - TBD
Mar. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Mar. 19 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Mar. 20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Mar. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern LG
Mar. 23 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Mar. 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Mar. 25 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Mar. 26 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Mar. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air Pavilion
Mar. 31 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
Apr. 01 - Kansas City, KS - The Beaumont Club
Apr. 02 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
Apr. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
Apr. 06 - Detroit, MI - State Theatre
Apr. 07 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Apr. 08 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
 
 
 
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An Early Christmas Present From Chimaira
December 22, 2006
This Sunday evening, December 24 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, after you have digested your holiday dinner, head over to your computer to get an exclusive download from the new Chimaira album 'Resurrection', which will be in stores in North American on March 6 via Ferret Music. Not only will you be able to download the title track, but it will be your first chance to pre-order the record for a special low price — and get an autographed booklet from the band if you are one of the first 500 to order. Here are all the links to make it easy:

www.myspace.com/chimaira
www.myspace.com/ferretmusic

'Resurrection' album pre-order:

* Regular edition - only $10 with autograph booklet: MerchNow.com
* Limited edition with bonus DVD - only $13 with autograph booklet: MerchNow.com

'Resurrection' track listing:

01. Resurrection
02. Pleasure In Pain
03. Worthless
04. Six
05. No Reason To Live
06. Killing The Beast
07. The Flame
08. End It All
09. Black Heart
10. Needle
11. Empire

'Resurrection' will be issued in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records.

Chimaira will team up with Killswitch Engage, Dragonforce and He Is Legend for the first annual No Fear Music Tour, set to kick off in early 2007. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Wilmington, NC
MEMBERS:
Schuylar Croom (vocals)
McKenzie Bell (guitar)
Adam Tanbouz (guitar)
Matt Williams (bass)
Steven Bache (drums)

Twenty six months straight on the road will do some strange things to your head. The act of waving goodbye to family, friends, significant others, and even a bed of your own, can have you seeing things that aren’t there. And in their place you may begin to find yourself living in an alternate universe, one that exists solely inside your mind. You may even begin to find a strange sense of refuge in fairy tale landscapes of epic battles, enchanted forests, evil maidens, and the emerald eyes of a voodoo princess.

Just ask Schuyler Dane, front man for He Is Legend. He’ll tell you what it’s like.

“The world that exists on the road is as real as anything in my imagination,” Dane confesses. “What’s the difference between a story about a man living inside a woman’s head and the fleeting events of everyday life on tour? The visions I see in these songs are pictures of my home--the road. Losing all you know of comfort and reality is what this record is about. It’s not just a collection of songs, but a visit to my abode, my dwelling place. And in that dwelling place you may find a man with flowers growing out of his hands, or you might find a widow mourning the loss of her sailor husband--who has just been devoured by a whale while at sea. Whether it’s a witch who stole the moon or a wife that was made from a corpse, every song is a methodical, magical, mystical masterpiece.”

The act of sucking out the poison is a myth, a fairy tale that will get you killed. But it’s also a fascinating, fictitious picture of redemption. Your friend, your love, is bitten by a serpent, inflicting a fatal wound. In order to save them you have to place yourself on the wound, tasting the serum, to save their life. It is a both vile and virile act, much like the sophomore release from this North Carolina quintet. Dirty, disgusting at times, but always an alluring and fascinating picture. You are drawn to it, even though maybe you shouldn’t be.

Consider the guilty pleasure of the opening track “Dixie Wolf (The Seduction Of).” Aberrant guitar dissonance rides the lightning of off-kilter drumbeats. The instruments seem to pull in one direction, while Schuyler pulls in another. A tense melody floats over the mayhem, making you feel at odds with everything He Is Legend is throwing at you. But maybe that’s the point. Dane bellows, I am the villain to you, you are the princess to me. And I got you where I want you...If I cannot have you darling, no one will. This fairy tale is ending. Rest in pieces. Dark. Disconcerting. Disastrous. Such is the case with this entire sophomore work.

“We pride ourselves in being the most random band in the universe. There is no one concept, no one rule to how we do things. We don’t agree on anything besides the music we write. Why take yourself seriously if you are in a rock band? I can’t even believe that people pay money to watch us make fools out of ourselves onstage. But still, we want everyone to come to the show and never know what to expect, besides knowing they will have a great time. This time around though, we are way more satisfied with the music we have written. I think people will come to the shows and do a little more than just swing their arms and do karate kicks.”

Perhaps the overriding theme here is depth. Beyond the thin veneer of entertainment lies a successful reach to further recesses of motivation and influence. HIL have no interest in playing the “scene” game. They are unashamed about pulling from such influences as Pantera and Sevendust. The record is as much of a nu-metal barrage as it is a southern rock avalanche. The band has made a decision that they don’t want to be pigeonholed as hardcore, or metalcore, or screamo, just because they play heavy music. And they are to be commended for this courage. This is beyond lip rings and black hair dye.

“It takes a lot for us to pull from any current influences. I love Rob Zombie, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave. I love true storytellers that can put out any kind of record that they want and it sells just because the music is good. We draw so much from the records of our childhood here. The Melvins, Neurosis, Foo Fighters, Nirvana. We wanted to pull from as many different places as possible.”

Consider the fact that this band has toured with everyone from Atreyu to Story Of The Year to Eighteen Visions to Every Time I Die to hardcore favorites Norma Jean. Their debut disk has scanned over 40,000 copies. Not bad for a band of pirates who just want to sail the open seas and loot all in their path. Still, there is so much more on the horizon for He Is Legend, with the advent of Suck Out the Poison. But they don’t want to be the largest band in the world as the only end. Ultimately, they just want to have fun and let whatever comes, come.

That goal takes commitment to something more lofty than sales...

Not unlike the stories in the lyrics themselves, there is something inside all of this that is tangible. Something you can grab a hold of, a picture that is worth more than a thousand words. And to capture these pictures in the layout, the band gave one song away to each of twelve different artists to create a package concept. Each picture is a painting, a drawing of what each artist sees in each song. The result is a collage of depictions that can’t help but take you somewhere. But where?

“When I was growing up I was in a strict Baptist environment where things like vampires and monsters were taboo. Somewhere along the way I was drawn to fixate on those things and have come to explore them, more in my subconscious mind than anywhere else. Not to say that evil is a resting place, but I think in coming to confront loss, hurt, heartache--the dark things of the rock n’ roll experience--you effectively disarm them. There is hope here, but you have to weed through all the painful things to get there. Loss is the hardest thing you can go through emotionally, and that is a large part of what has influenced this album. We have lived on the road for two years as an unbelievable fairy tale. After awhile you just naturally become a part of that fairy tale."