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Controller
7/22/2008

Mirrors
8/22/2006

Of Malice And The Magnum Heart
6/1/2004
 
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Misery Signals Announce Tons Of Tour Dates
April 13, 2009
Misery Signals have been on the road consistently since the release of 'Controller', which Decibel hailed for having, “a fluid, technical musicianship that bridges beauty with severity” and Outburn praised as “the best work from a band that has not yet created a bad album”. In January, the band did a month in Europe with Architects, then a full month long headlining run through Australia in February.

In late March/early April, Misery Signals made a sweep through Asia; hitting Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Punk Spring Festival in Tokyo (this had NOFX, Bad Religion, etc). Currently, they’re on the road in Europe with Comeback Kid, Bane, and Architects before coming back stateside to start their Heads Will Roll Tour with Protest the Hero and The Number 12 Looks Like You, with dates to run from April 20th to May 15th.

Following the full US tour, the band will go north of the border for a full month long Canadian tour with Haste the Day, Dead and Divine, and Architects, dates from May 19th to June 19th. To check out new songs from the band’s album (including an acoustic version of “Ebb and Flow” from their Japanese release), get more information about the band’s tour dates, and general band information, please visit their myspace at: http://www.myspace.com/miserysignals.

TOUR DATES BELOW
5/19 – 6/20 ::

Eurpean Tour w/ Comeback Kid, Bane, Architects:
4/10 - Cesena - Vidia Club
4/11 - Will - Dance of Days Fest
4/12 - Wien - Arena
4/13 - Munchen - Feierwerk
4/14 - Koln - Essigfabrik
4/15 - Karlsruhe - Stadtmitte
4/16 - Munster - Sputnikhalle
4/17 - Leipzig - Conne Island
4/18 - Meerhout - Groezrock Fest
4/19 - Haarlem, Holland - Patronaat

Heads Will Roll Tour w/ Protest the Hero & The Number 12 Looks Like You:
4/20 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
4/21 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
4/23 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
4/24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Knitting Factory
4/25 - San Diego, CA - Soma (Sidestage)
4/26 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
4/28 - Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad
4/30 - Dallas, TX - The Door
5/01 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
5/02 - Houston, TX - Java Jazz
5/04 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
5/05 - Orlando, FL - The Social
5/06 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theater
5/08 - Baltimore, MD - The Sonar
5/09 - New York, NY - The Blender at Gramercy
5/10 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
5/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
5/12 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
5/13 - Mt. Clemens, MI - The Hayloft
5/14 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s
5/15 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4

Canadian Tour w/ Haste the Day, Dead and Divine, Architects:
5/19 - Waterloo, ON - Fubar Nightclub
5/20 - Toronto, ON - The MOD Club
5/21 - London, ON - Call the Office
5/22 - Whitby, ON - Johnny B’s
5/23 - Windsor, ON - The Chubby Pickle
5/24 - Burlington, ON - Red Rooster
5/25 - Sudbury, ON - The Jubilee Centre
5/28 - Winnipeg, ON - Garrick Centre at The Marlborough
5/29 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
5/30 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
5/31 - Grand Prairie, AB - Better Than Fred’s
6/02 - Kelowna, BC - Habitat
6/03 - Vancouver, BC - The Plaza Club
6/04 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
6/05 - Nanaimo, BC - Nanaimo Royal Canadian Legion (No HTD)
6/06 - Courtenay, BC - Avalanche Bar and Grille (No HTD)
6/07 - Whistler, BC - Merlin’s
6/08 - Revelstoke, BC - Revelstoke Recreation
6/09 - Calgary, AB - The Warehouse
6/10 - Lethbridge, AB - University Ballroom – Student Union
6/11 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis’ Pub
6/13 - Thunder Bay, ON - C2 (formerly Warp 9)
6/15 - St. Catherines, ON - Level 3
6/17 - Montreal, QC - Underworld
6/18 - Quebec City, QC - The Casbah (No HTD)
6/19 - Ottawa, ON - Babylon (No HTD)
6/20 - Kingston, ON - Time To Laugh Comedy Club (No HTD)
 
 
 
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The Number 12 Add Dates, Lose Singer, Adopted By Denny's
April 11, 2009
The Number 12 Looks Like You has added select headlining dates surrounding the upcoming ‘Heads Will Roll’ tour with Protest The Hero, Misery Signals and Scale The Summit. The band sets off for Fort Wayne, Indiana next week for the first of three headlining shows leading up to the HWR tour kickoff in Denver. A headlining tour of Canada will be announced shortly. See all dates below.

The Number 12 released their fourth full-length, 'Worse Than Alone', on Eyeball Records last month and just returned home from their spring headlining run that was their first without singer Justin Pedrick. The band issued the following statement:

"5 blown trailer tires, devious strippers, body slams, pneumonia, ravaged equipment, psychedelics, and a lost singer are only some of the things that we encountered on this past tour. It was an incredible time! We would like to thank those who came out to the shows and shared these unpredictable moments."

"We’ve seen a number of posts and comments wondering about Justin, and we are sad to announce that Justin is no longer with us due to personal issues related to depression and anxiety. It is unfortunate that he will not be part of what’s to come, but his health comes first and we wish him the best of luck. The #12 has always maintained a positive outlook, one that feeds off the support of our fans. We will continue playing and writing music for the wonderful fan base we have. Those of you that saw us on this last tour can vouch that we still killed it on stage like always. This will only get better as we tighten the loose ends. Come sing along as we tear it up with Protest The Hero and beyond. The Canadian border patrol better double check us because we are looking to rock and party harder than ever! See you all soon."

The Number 12 has also been chosen as one of Denny’s “Adopt-A-Band” acts for the spring. The band will be appearing at select Denny’s restaurants after shows along the Heads Will Roll tour to hang with fans and eat some food. Parties will be announced soon and more details about the promotion can be found here: www.dennysallnighter.com.

The Number 12 Looks Like You on tour:
Apr 13 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Sunset Hall %
Apr 14 – Metamorma, IL @ Johnny’s Coffee House %
Apr 15 – Papillion, NE @ T.O. Garcia’s %
Apr 17 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis *
Apr 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Avalon *
Apr 20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon #
Apr 21 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon #
Apr 23 – San Francisco, CO @ Slim’s #
Apr 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory #
Apr 25 – San Diego, CA @ Soma #
Apr 26 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction #
Apr 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse #
Apr 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad #
Apr 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Door #
May 01 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit #
May 02 – Houston, TX @ Java Jazz #
May 04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Downstairs ^
May 05 – Orlando, FL @ The Social ^
May 06 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre ^
May 08 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar ^
May 09 – New York, NY @ The Blender Theater at Gramercy ^
May 10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium ^
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore at TLA ^
May 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under ^
May 13 – Mount Clements, MI @ The Hayloft ^
May 14 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s ^
May 15 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 ^
May 16 – Mosinee, WI @ Kronenwtter Municipal Center %
May 17 – Madison, WI @ The New Loft %

% = Headlining
* = with PTH, Scale The Summit
# = with PTH, Misery Signals, Scale the Summit
^ = with PTH, Misery Signals, Fall From Grace

For more info on The Number 12 Looks Like You, visit http://www.myspace.com/tntllu, or head on over to http://www.itsnumber12time.com/.
 
 
 
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Protest The Hero Announce First U.S. Headline Tour
March 2, 2009
One of underground metal’s favorite bands, Protest The Hero are ecstatic to announce their very first headlining tour of the US. Riding the acclaim of their sophomore record, 'Fortress' (Vagrant 01/08 ), Protest The Hero has done nothing short of rousing a variety of audiences with their live show as well. Come April, Protest the Hero will step out into their own spotlight to headline the month long “Heads Will Roll” Tour, sponsored by Merch Now, Atticus Clothing and MetalSucks.net.

From pulling in their own packed, sweaty crowds on the Ernie Ball stage at last summer’s Vans Warped Tour, to their recent treks as support for Unearth and As I Lay Dying, Protest the Hero have proven they have both the determination and the chops to step out in front of crowds of all types and win over new fans. Misery Signals, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Scale The Summit, and Fall From Grace will join them as support. Tickets are on sale now.

'Fortress' was one of the most favorably reviewed heavy records of 2008. Protest The Hero has earned the title of “Muse for metalheads” from Revolver, who graded the album 4.5/5, in addition to scores of 4/5 stars from Alternative Press and 8/10 from Decibel. In addition, Protest The Hero was also recently nominated for a Juno in the category of “Best Rock Album.”

Catch Protest The Hero on their headlining tour this spring:
w/ The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Scale The Summit:
4/17 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis
4/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Avalon

w/ Misery Signals, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Scale The Summit:
4/20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/21 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon
4/23 – San Francisco, CO @ Slim’s
4/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory
4/25 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
4/26 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
4/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
4/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
4/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
5/01 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
5/02 – Houston, TX @ Java Jazz

w/ Misery Signals, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Fall From Grace:
5/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Downstairs
5/05 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/06 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
5/08 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
5/09 – New York, NY @ The Blender Theater at Gramercy
5/10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Upstairs
5/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
5/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
5/13 – Mount Clements, MI @ The Hayloft
5/14 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
5/15 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

For more info on Protest The Hero including updates and tour dates, visit www.myspace.com/protestthehero, or www.protestthehero.com.
 
 
 
 
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Scale The Summit To Embark On First Tour Supporting New Albu
March 2, 2009
Scale The Summit, the Houston-based progressive rock band who have been receiving rave reviews for their Prosthetic debut, 'Carving Desert Canyons', will join Protest The Hero and The Number Twelve Looks Like You on Apr. 17 in Denver, Colo. for a portion of the “Heads Will Roll” tour.

“We can't wait to get out there and play 'Carving Desert Canyons' for all of our fans. It’s so much more powerful, heavy, and epic live,” explained guitarist Chris Letchford. “We’re very excited about teaming up with Protest The Hero, The Number Twelve Looks Like You and Misery Signals.”

Last week, the Houston Chronicle, the ninth-largest daily newspaper inthe country, profiled the group, praising their "technically adept, fleet-fingered" instrumentals. "This is deep blue, clear-as-the-Pacific metal inspired by virtuosic guitar heroes like Dream Theater's John Petrucci, Gypsy jazz guitarist Biréli Lagrène, Paul Gilbert and Joe Satriani," the paper wrote. The complete article can be read here.

Scale The Summit Tour dates
w/ Protest The Hero, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Misery Signals:
4/17 - Denver, CO - The Marquis Theater
4/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon
4/20 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
4/21 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
4/23 - San Francisco, CA - Lims
4/24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Knitting Factory
4/25 - San Diego, CA - Soma (side stage)
4/26 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
4/27 - Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse
4/28 - Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad
4/30 - Dallas, TX - The Door
5/01 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
5/02 - Houston, TX - Java Jazz
 
 
 
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Misery Signals Added To 'Punk Spring 2009' Festival
November 17, 2008
Metalcore mainstays, Misery Signals, have just been announced as a headliner on next year’s Punk Spring festival. The festival is an annual concert that takes place in Japan combining some of the most popular artists in heavy music and punk. Also confirmed as headliners were acts such as Bad Religion, Rise Against, Sum 41 and Madina Lake.

Misery Signals is currently on tour through the U.S. with Bring Me the Horizon, The Ghost Inside and Confide. This tour is sponsored by KillerTours.com, Buzznet.com and DiNG (Dinglife.com) with dates running from November 6th through December 14th.

Misery Signals Tour Dates
w/ Bring Me The Horizon, The Ghost Inside, Confide:
11/18 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine
11/19 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto
11/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubador
11/23 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
11/25 - Seattle, WA - Corazon
11/26 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
11/28 - Boise, ID - The Venue
11/29 - Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon
11/30 - Denver, CO - Marquis
12/2 - Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
12/3 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
12/4 - Chicago, IL - The Metro
12/5 - Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall
12/6 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
12/7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Small’s
12/8 - Toronto, CAN - Opera House
12/9 - Montreal, CAN - Club Soda
12/10 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
12/11 - New York, NY - Grammercy
12/12 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
12/13 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
12/14 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar

For more info on Misery Signals, visit http://www.myspace.com/miserysignals.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2002
HOME TOWN: Madison, WI
MEMBERS:
Karl Schubach (vocals)
Ryan Morgan (guitar)
Stuart Ross (guitar)
Kyle Johnson (bass)
Branden Morgan (drums)

Few bands can turn adversity on its head the way Misery Signals has. Following the departure of founding vocalist, Jesse Zaraska, the band rebounded in style by finding the perfect replacement in Karl Schubach. Schubach was part of an open audition that had hopefuls recording their vocals on an instrumental track available on their myspace page. The fact that Schubach is a guitarist by trade and has never sang in a band before makes the story even more remarkable. Commenting on the new guy, guitarist Ryan Morgan comments ?Karl has a monstrous voice perfect for what people have enjoyed from the band in the past.? Re-loaded, the band hit the Cleveland recording studio of Producer Ben Schigel (Chimaira, ZAO) for a month this spring recording their second full-length Mirrors to be released this August on Ferret Music. The band is crafting an album which they claim is even heavier than their celebrated debut Of Malice And The Magnum Heart, but also more atmospheric and ambient as well. Speaking on the significance of the title of the forthcoming second album Mirrors Ryan explains ?A lot of the songs ask questions about self and how people perceive themselves and the images that they present to others.? Like new age metallic surgeons Misery Signals carves through the cluttered heavy music scene and images to plant their flag in the sands of time.

Released in 2004, the band?s debut album Of Malice? was one of the most celebrated hardcore releases of the year. With Alt Press proclaiming the album ?cuts through the careerist BS that?s sweeping hardcore and aims straight for the human spirit,? Outburn who said ?Like the water this metallic monstrosity comes washing over you out of nowhere and cements itself to your bones? and Kerrang giving it four K?s saying the band are ?Fusing Mastodon style technical excellence with Converge?s Brute Force.? Produced by abstract metal mastermind, Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad) Of Malice married proficiency of metal rhythms and guitar lines with brutality of hardcore punk but also quiet and melodic sections to break up the aggression. In addition to the album?s watermark of quality, the band could deliver the songs live in spades! Captivating audiences with their musicianship but also capable of starting a maelstrom of pit activity, the band became a big live draw almost instantly after the album?s release. They became popular touring partners for such acts as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Bleeding Through, Strapping Young Lad, Six Feet Under & Eighteen Visions as well as appearances on fests such as Hellfest, New England Metal & Hardcore and more.

Misery Signals, which includes The Morgan brothers, Ryan (guitar) and Branden (drums) as well as Kyle Johnson (bass) and Stu Ross (guitar) was formed from the ashes of two bands, 7 Angels 7 Plagues and Compromise in 2002. 7 Angels 7 Plagues from Milwaukee, WI already had a highly regarded release and were starting to build quite a momentum nationally when their vocalist quit. The remaining members who included Ryan and Kyle recruited Jesse Zaraska from Compromise to take over the vocal slot. Zaraska who was from Edmonton, Canada had played a few shows with 7 Angels when he was vocalist of Compromise. Compromise had met a tragic fate when their van was struck by a drunk driver killing two members. 7 Angels with Zaraska in place had entered the recording studio to work on their second album when the drummer abruptly quit leaving the band in limbo again. Deciding to make a clean break, Ryan, Kyle and Jesse changed their name to Misery Signals. While auditioning drummers, the guys used Branden as a temporary fill-in but quickly found out with his unique double kick patterns and effortless skill that he was the man they were looking for. Eventually Jesse?s buddy from back home, Stu was brought in on second guitar. With half of the band in Milwaukee and half in Canada, the members would travel back and forth over a distance of 24 hours away by car to write and rehearse multiple times.

The group recorded an EP which was released on State Of The Art Recordings (the label owned by the original vocalist of 7 Angels ironically enough). With little distribution and hype the band stirred up quite a name for themselves on their own, completing four national tours under that EP with such groups as Undying, Bury Your Dead, Shattered Realm and Every Time I Die. It was the last band who would help Misery Signals by talking up the band relentlessly to their label, Ferret Music. The label weren?t hard to convince once they heard the music and by the time they saw the band play live, they were already Ferret artists. With a staple of anthemic odes and road-tested material under their belt, the band went to record Of Malice And The Magnum Heart with another one of Jesse?s hometown friends, Devin Townsend. The title of the album was taken from a poem written by one of the members of Compromise who perished in that car crash. Several of the song?s on the album delved headlong into the wreckage of that incident and was a full-on look at positive people dealing with tragic circumstances and coming through the other side. While those topics were Jesse?s, Ryan also contributed a good deal of the lyrics on the album as well. Relentless touring in support of Malice brought the band success but also proved to draw Jesse and the other members apart. Late in 2005, Jesse and the band parted ways.

Revitalized and reinvigorated, the band will be embarking on their first national headlining tour with hometown friends Since By Man and label-mates Scarlet and Ligeia. Following that is the band appearing on the Smart Punk stage on Warped Tour. The rest of the summer August through beginning of summer will see the band as main support for Darkest Hour on their Canadian and U.S. dates leading to the release of Mirrors via Ferret Music.