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Heirs To Thievery
5/11/2010

Traitors
9/30/2008

Discordia
5/16/2006
 
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Job For A Cowboy Announce Fall U.S. Headline Tour
October 18, 2010
Glendale, AZ heavy metal powerhouse Job For A Cowboy (JFAC) has announced a fall U.S. headlining tour. The trek will launch on December 5 in San Antonio, TX and feature support from Skeletonwitch and Misery Index. The official admat of the JFAC tour can be viewed now at this location. The itinerary for the JFAC headlining tour is shaping up as follows:

Job For A Cowboy
Winter 2010 North American "Ruination" Tour:
12/05 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
12/06 - Dallas, TX - The Door
12/07 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
12/09 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
12/10 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
12/11 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbit's
12/12 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
12/14 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder
12/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
12/16 - New York, NY - Santos Party House
12/17 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
12/18 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
12/19 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
12/20 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown

On November 23, Metal Blade Records will release Job For A Cowboy's 'Ruination' as a limited edition 3x10" colored vinyl / CD box set; the collection housing the album as well as both rare and live material from the award winning band. The special set's track listing is as follows:

a. LP #1: Vinyl color: green
i. SIDE A
1. Unfurling a Darkened Gospel
2. Summon the Hounds
3. Constitutional Masturbation
ii. SIDE B
1. Regurgitated Disinformation
2. March to the Global Enslavement

b. LP #2: Vinyl color: orange
i. SIDE A
1. Butchering the Enlightened
2. Lords of Chaos
3. Psychological Immortality
ii. SIDE B
1. To Detonate and Exterminate
2. Ruination

c. LP #3: Vinyl color: red
i. SIDE A
1. The Matter of Splatter (Exhumed cover song)
2. Embedded (Live @ 2007 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
3. Altered from Catechization (Live @ 2007 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
ii. SIDE B
1. Entombment of a Machine (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)
2. Unfurling A Darkened Gospel (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)
3. Regurgitated Disinformation (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)

2.) Bonus CD
1. The Matter of Splatter (Exhumed cover song)
2. Embedded (Live @ 2007 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
3. Altered from Catechization (Live @ 2007 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
4. Entombment of a Machine (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)
5. Unfurling A Darkened Gospel (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)
6. Regurgitated Disinformation (Live @ Unitarian Church, Philadelphia 2009)
 
 
 
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Revocation Premiere New Video, Announce Contest
September 25, 2010
Revocation has teamed up with Jackson Guitars to premiere their video for "ReaniManiac" online now at this location. The "ReaniManiac" video was filmed by Prophetless Productions and edited by Kevin Juliff. To go along with the premiere, Jackson Guitars is also offering a chance to win a brand-new black Jackson JS32 Warrior guitar with Floyd Rose tremolo, the same shape as preferred by Revocation guitarist Dave Davidson. Both the video and contest rules can be viewed here.

Revocation are on tour now alongside Despised Icon and Misery Index in support of their Relapse debut 'Existence Is Futile'. The tour is just worked its way through Texas and is now heading toward the west coast states. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below. Revocation has also been confirmed for the tenth annual Trois-Rivieres Metalfest being held on October 16th in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. Complete festival information can be found here.

Revocation
Tour Dates:
w/ Despised Icon, Misery Index:
09/26 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Theatre
09/27 - San Diego, CA - Soma
09/28 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
09/30 - San Francisco, CA - The DNA Lounge
10/01 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
10/02 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
10/03 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven

Oct. 16 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Batisse Industrielle (as part of Trois-Rivieres Metalfest X)
Oct. 17 - Sherbrooke, QC - Le Saloon
 
 
 
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Despised Icon Announce Their Final Tour Dates
July 21, 2010
Brutally intense, unrelenting and outright savage were just a few ways the metal community described Montreal's hottest export Despised Icon. After four, full-length albums backed with an unrelenting worldwide touring schedule the band has decided to call it a day and wrap up a stellar career with a final U.S. and Canadian trek this fall. Be sure to stay tuned to www.myspace.com/despisedicon to view all upcoming tour dates as they are posted in the coming weeks.

Alex Erian
(vocals) further states: "It's been a little while since we've checked in with you guys. We're currently enjoying our first summer at home in over six years and it feels pretty damn good. However, we did receive amazing news a few days ago. Our last North American run is almost completely booked. We'll be touring most of the U.S. and Canada in September and October with our friends in Misery Index, Revocation and The Last Felony. We're stoked to have three of our favorite death metal bands on board with us for the final tour and urge you guys to check them out if you haven't already. Stay tuned as dates are coming soon."
 
 
 
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Misery Index Streaming 'Heirs To Thievery' Online
May 6, 2010
Misery Index is streaming their brand new album 'Heirs To Thievery' online now at www.HeirsToThievery.info. 'Heirs To Thievery' was recorded at Wright Way Studios just outside Baltimore, MD and will see a May 11th North American release date. Additional release information, including pre-order options, can be found here.

Misery Index kick-off a full US tour in support of 'Heirs To Thievery' today in their hometown of Baltimore, MD. The band is touring with label-mates Dying Fetus along with Arsis, Annotations Of An Autopsy, and Conducting From The Grave. This tour will also include a stop at the California Metalfest on May 15th in Pomona, CA. Additionally; Misery Index will be among the headliners at this year's Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic. A complete listing of Misery Index tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Misery Index
Tour Dates:

"Facemelter Tour" w/ Dying Fetus, Arsis, Annotations Of An Autopsy, Conducting From The Grave:
5/06 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
5/07 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
5/08 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
5/09 - New Orleans, LA - High Ground
5/10 - Houston, TX - Wired Live
5/11 - Austin, TX - Emo's
5/12 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
5/13 - Albuquerque, NM - The Compound
5/14 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'s
5/15 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House (California Metalfest)
5/16 - Modesto, CA - Modesto Virtual
5/17 - Bend, OR - Bend Event Center
5/18 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
5/19 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
5/21 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
5/22 - Des Moines, IA - House of Bricks
5/23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
5/24 - Minneapolis, MN - The Rock
5/25 - Peoria, IL - Brass Rail (Misery Index only)
5/26 - West Dundee, IL - Clearwater Theater
5/27 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern
5/28 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
5/29 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
5/30 - Windsor, ON - Chubby Pickle
5/31 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
6/01 - Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
6/02 - Montreal, QC - FouFounes
6/03 - Manchester, NH - Rocko's
6/04 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
6/05 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
6/06 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey

7/16 - Trutnov, Czech Rep. - Obscene Extreme Festival 2010
 
 
 
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Arsis Announce Guitar Contest
May 6, 2010
Virginia-based melodic tech glam metallers, Arsis, have launched a guitar contest exclusively with www.Ultimate-Guitar.com. Send YouTube links of yourself playing guitar on the first two minutes of the track "A March For The Sick" from the band's recently released 'Starve For The Devil' album for a chance to win the following Arsis merch:

-An autographed copy of the current Arsis record 'Starve for the Devil'
-An Arsis T-shirt
-An Arsis hooded sweatshirt
-A autographed Arsis poster from the band

Watch the video of Arsis guitarist Nick Cordle playing the song for hints on how to play the guitar parts here. All submissions must be sent to mail@nuclearblastusa.com by June 7th 2010. Contest will be judged by Nick Cordle himself.

Arsis
will be direct support to Dying Fetus on their upcoming "Facemelter Tour" this May/June. Also on the bill are death-grind merchants Misery Index, Nuclear Blast label mates Annotations Of An Autopsy, and Sumerian recording artist Conducting From The Grave. Confirmed tour dates are:

"Facemelter Tour" Dates:
05/06/10 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD
05/07/10 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
05/08/10 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
05/09/10 - The High Ground - New Orleans, LA
05/10/10 - Wired Live - Houston, TX
05/11/10 - Emo's - Austin, TX (w/ Cannibal Corpse)
05/12/10 - Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
05/13/10 - The Compound - Albuquerque, NM
05/14/10 - UB's - Mesa, AZ
05/15/10 - The Fox Theater - Pomona, CA (California Metalfest)
05/16/10 - Modesto Virtual - Modesto, CA
05/17/10 - Bend Event Center - Bend, OR
05/18/10 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
05/19/10 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
05/21/10 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
05/22/10 - House of Bricks - Des Moines, IA
05/23/10 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI (Midwest Fuckfest)
05/24/10 - The Rock - Minneapolis, MN
05/26/10 - Clearwater Theatre - West Dundee, IL
05/27/10 - Phoenix Hill Tavern - Louisville, KY
05/28/10 - Emerson Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
05/29/10 - Harpos - Detroit, MI
05/30/10 - The Blind Dog - Windsor, ON - Canada
05/31/10 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON - Canada
06/01/10 - Imperial - Quebec City, QC - Canada
06/02/10 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC - Canada
06/03/10 - Rocko's - Manchester, NH
06/04/10 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
06/05/10 - Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
06/06/10 - Crazy Donkey - Long Island, NY

'Starve For The Devil'
was released in North America on February 9th and debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The video clip for the Arsis song "Forced To Rock" [tech glam at it's finest - Ed.] can be viewed on YouTube.

Visit Arsis online at www.myspace.com/arsis.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2001
HOME TOWN: Baltimore, MD
MEMBERS:
Jason Netherton - Vocals/Bass
Sparky Voyles - Guitar
Mark Kloeppel - Guitar
Adam Jarvis - Drums

Misery Index, based out of Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, DC, USA, features vocalist and bassist Jason Netherton, guitarist Sparky Voyles, drummer Adam Jarvis, and guitarist/vocalist Mark "Lo Sneek" Kloeppel.

The band was born in the spring of 2001, by Vocalist/bassist Jason Netherton along with Vocalist/guitarist Mike Harrison as a studio project, with drums performed by ex-Dying Fetus drummer Kevin Talley. �Overthrow,� their debut CD was unleashed in September of 2001 on the band�s own Anarchos Records, where it quickly drew praise and interest from underground circles with its five song blast-thrash attack that met all expectations, and then some. The CD was subsequently released in 2002 in Japan on Howling Bull/Ritual Records, and in Europe on Fadeless Records. A limited edition vinyl put out on Goodlife Recordings soon followed. The band was then shifted to a full time project with the addition of Sparky Voyles on guitar. Subsequently, the band�s second release was a split EP with Pittsburgh�s Commit Suicide on Willowtip records. This cd featured two new songs plus a cover of Disrupt, and came out in the summer of 2002.

Following the recording of their second EP in March of 2002, Mike Harrison and Kevin Talley left the band to pursue other projects, and with the addition of Matt Byers on drums (ex-Severed Head), Misery Index embarked on their first US tour in the summer of 2002. Following this, 2003 saw the release of a split ep with Arizona's Structure of Lies, and the recording of Misery Index's debut album for Nuclear Blast, entitled "Retaliate". With the addition of Bruce Greig on second guitar, Misery Index began touring extensively to promote the new album, which was released on August 26, 2003.

In 2004, the band embarked on several US and European tours to support "Retaliate". The band also recorded their first video for "The Great Depression" and released a DVD, which features a full live set from Greece, on their own Anarchos Records label imprint. With the addition of Adam Jarvis on drums in August of 2004, the band performed sets at the Wacken, Brutal Assault, and Party San festivals, which followed the recording of the "Dissent" EP in the summer of 2004. "Dissent" represented a new birth for Misery Index, further refining the sounds of “Retaliate”.

Misery Index toured throughout the winter of ‘04 and the spring of ‘05 extensively to support the EP release. This included runs with Napalm Death, Suffocation, Behemoth, Neuraxis, Rotten Sound, Magrudergrind, Devil Inside, and more. During this time, the band also saw the addition of second guitarist and vocalist Mark Kloeppel.

In the summer of 2005, Misery Index recorded its first new material with the new, finalized lineup. Two tracks from the recording session, an early version of “Conquistadores” and a cover of Napalm Death’s “Walls of Confinement”, were released on a split 7” with Japan’s Bathtub Shitter via Emetic Records.

The remainder of 2005 saw Misery Index writing for the full-length follow-up to “Retaliate”. By winter the band was ready to record their new album, “Discordia”, with producer/engineer Eyal Levi in Atlanta, GA. ”Discordia” saw a May 2006 release date via new label home Relapse Records and Misery Index continued to tour relentlessly throughout 2006 in support of the new album, crossing countless international borders.

Prior to returning to Europe in early 2007, Misery Index recorded the “Hang ‘Em High 7” in Phoenix, AZ. This became the tour 7” for the band’s European run with label-mates Necrophagist and Origin. The band returned to Europe that summer for a string of festival performances including those at Hellfest, Eisenwahn, Tuska, and more. Misery Index also headlined a tour of Eastern Europe during this trip, hitting places such as Turkey, Bulgaria, the Ukraine, Romania, and Croatia. Upon returning home, Misery Index began writing for their follow-up to “Discordia”.

In early 2008 the band returned to Europe for a three-week headlining tour along with Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, and Man Must Die. Immediately following, Misery Index was ready head home and begin recording for their third full-length release, “Traitors”.

Misery Index recorded “Traitors” in Salem, MA at Godcity Studios in May of 2008. After leaving the studio, the band joined Origin and Abysmal Dawn for the 2008 Relapse Records Contamination Tour, touring in advance of their new release. Misery Index will see the release of “Traitors” on September 30th in North American, October 6th internationally.

The music of Misery Index combines the most intense elements of metal with a distinct grind approach, added with a touch of hardcore and extreme punk attitude and passion, thus pushing the limits of metal with an insane mix of regressive thrashing rhythms, corrupting breakdowns and energetic ferocity. Misery Index sets no limits in their goal of making metal and grind flow together in boundless punishing assaults designed to modernize the classic death and grind metal of the early 90�s, drawing influence from Brutal Truth, Disrupt, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Terrorizer, His Hero is Gone, Bolt Thrower, Assuck and Entombed. The imagery and lyrical concepts are also very critical to the band, and one can expect that in the true nature of the genre, Misery Index will catapult their ideology and anger to the forefront, and shove the sickness and hypocrisy of this planet right back in the face of all who so quietly accept the status quo and have fun at the same time.