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Ill Nino, gODHEAD, Ra Team Up For 'Congress Of Corruption'
August 28, 2006
Confirming its dedication to the concept of true artist development, Cement Shoes Records, the new rock label distributed by Fontana/Universal, is sending its first three signings Ill Nino, gODHEAD and Ra on the road this fall on the "Congress of Corruption" U.S. tour.

All three acts will have their debut Cement Shoes CDs in stores while "Congress" is in session. The label's first release comes from gODHEAD, debuting nationwide on Aug. 29 with 'The Shadow Line'. Ill Nino and Ra will follow with their highly anticipated releases on Oct. 24.

The five-week tour kicks off Sept. 21 in Baltimore, MD, and continues through Oct. 30 in Atlanta, GA. The tour is designed to give fans coast to coast the opportunity to see these bands the way they've always deserved to be experienced live with big production value at an extremely affordable $10 ticket. What better way to introduce a great new label and just some of the tremendous talent on its expanding roster?

"We are excited about the launch of the label and couldn't have thought of better bands to do this with," says Cement Shoes Records president Dan Catullo. "All three bands have proven themselves to be solid rock acts with amazing songs and live shows. It is our intention with this tour to kick people's asses in each city and give them an insane metal/rock show that will blow the doors off most arena shows. Cheap ticket price, with an incredible production. It is time that people pay attention to Ill Nino, gODHEAD and Ra. The rock revolution is coming and our bands will be riding the wave at the forefront."

Ill Nino, the world re-known bi-lingual Latino metal sextet, arrives at Cement Shoes with a new five-song EP comprised of three of their favorite cover songs from bands they loved growing up as fans, and two brand new songs all overseen by legendary producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne), Dave Chavarri and Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, 36 Crazyfists, Machine Head). The EP is just a taste of what's to come from Ill Nino, as their highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album, due for a spring 2007 delivery, is destined to be the band's most influential release to date. The "Congress of Corruption" tour will be Ill Nino's first U.S. outing since their recent signing to Cement Shoes Records. "Our new label not only understands the needs of their artists," says Ill Nino drummer Dave Chavarri, "but act aggressively to fulfill those needs."

gODHEAD's hammering industrial-rock identity, forged over the past decade, is embraced without compromise on 'The Shadow Line', the band's fifth overall release and most melodically potent of a heralded career that has included several successful movie soundtrack favorites. gODHEAD's newly unrestrained sound is succinctly exemplified on the anthemic first single, "Trapped in Your Lies", impacting at active rock radio now. The politically charged video is part of an extensive bonus DVD included with the CD.

Ra's upcoming third album, 'Raw', is a live recording of a performance earlier this year at the Machine Shop in Flint, MI, and mixed by the aforementioned Andy Johns. Aside from including the band's strongest live material, 'Raw' offers a new studio track, "Don't Turn Away", sure to become a radio favorite. Like the Egyptian sun god Ra which gives the band its name, music is a source of life for singer/producer Sahaj, a way to express his primal fears and desires, the fruits of a spiritual journey that began in India.

Special guest opening act on the "Congress of Corruption" tour is popular Los Angeles act The Dreaming, fronted by Chris Hall, former lead singer of Stabbing Westward.

Cement Shoes Records, formed in 2006 by industry veterans Daniel E. Catullo III (president/founder of music DVD company Coming Home Studios), Peter Koepke (former president/partner of legendary London Records), and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, seeks to re-establish true artist relationships and development neglected in recent years by major labels. An independent label distributed by Fontana/Universal, Cement Shoes Records believes the artist comes first and needs to be properly developed through relentless touring and focused marketing efforts to "the street," where the true music fans are.

"Congress Of Corruption" tour dates:

Sep. 21 - Recher Theatre - Baltimore, MD
Sep. 22 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
Sep. 23 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
Sep. 25 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Sep. 26 - Huntington Music Hall - Huntington, WV
Sep. 27 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 28 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI
Sep. 29 Pierre's - Fort Wayne, IN
Sep. 30 - Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
 
 
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gODHEAD: New Single Available For Download
August 23, 2006
gODHEAD's new single, "Trapped In Your Lies", has been made available for free download at the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's new album, 'The Shadow Line', due on August 29 in the U.S. and September 4 in the rest of the world through new label Cement Shoes Records. The band recently parted ways with drummer James O'Connor due to "personal reasons" and have since replaced him with former Loser skinsman Glendon Crain. Watch the group's video for "Trapped In Your Lies" at this location. Another song off 'The Shadow Line', entitled "Once Before", can also be heard on the band's MySpace page.

As previously reported, gODHEAD will team up with Ill Nino and Ra for a five-week U.S. tour beginning in late September. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
 
 
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gODHEAD, Ill Nino, Ra To Team Up For U.S. Tour
August 23, 2006
gODHEAD will team up with Ill Nino and Ra for a five-week U.S. tour beginning in late September. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

gODHEAD will release its new album, 'The Shadow Line', on August 29 in the U.S. and September 4 in the rest of the world through new label Cement Shoes Records. The band recently parted ways with drummer James O'Connor due to "personal reasons" and have since replaced him with former Loser skinsman Glendon Crain. Watch the group's video for their new single, "Trapped In Your Lies", at this location.
 
 
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gODHEAD New Album TO Include Bonus DVD
July 30, 2006
gODHEAD frontman Jason C. Miller has posted the following message on the band's MySpace page:

"I'm excited that [the new gODHEAD album] 'The Shadow Line' is going to be released in one month, and I wanted to tell you about what else is coming with the CD. When you buy 'The Shadow Line' (hopefully on the day it comes out, August 29th) you are going to get a BONUS DVD with it. This will not be a DualDisc or an advanced CD but you will actually get a CD and a DVD. On the DVD will be three music videos and a 25-minute documentary on the band, from making the album to making the video and other behind the scenes stuff. This will NOT increase the price of the package AT ALL and you will be getting both discs for the price of one CD. We wanted to do this for a while and now we finally have the means to do so.

"Thanks for supporting us for so many years. With this album and new label I believe we will finally live up to the potential that weve always had and what many of you have hoped for us. There are SO many factors for a record to be successful, from marketing to touring to timing and more, but it all starts with YOU, our supporters. Your letters have really kept us going when we've gone through dark times, as so many of you have told us that our music has done the same for you. I think everyone wants to make a difference in the world, and I'm glad that in some small way our music has made a difference in your world. Please know I try to read every one of your emails and letters and I truly appreciate every single one. We also plan to tour HEAVILY to promote this record for the rest of this year and on into 2007, in North America as well as Europe and beyond. Our agent is currently booking a package tour that includes two COOL bands that well be touring with. I'm not sure I can announce that yet so I'll keep it under wraps for now. Look for tour dates to be posted in the next few weeks. See you on the road soon!"

gODHEAD will release their new album, 'The Shadow Line', on August 29 in the U.S. and September 4 in the rest of the world through new label Cement Shoes Records. The band recently parted ways with drummer James O'Connor due to "personal reasons" and have since replaced him with former Loser skinsman Glendon Crain. Watch the group's video for their new single, "Trapped In Your Lies", at this location.
 
 
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gODHEAD To Release 'The Shadow Line'; New Video Available
July 19, 2006
gODHEAD will release their new album, 'The Shadow Line', on August 29 in the U.S. and September 4 in the rest of the world through new label Cement Shoes Records. The band recently parted ways with drummer James O'Connor due to "personal reasons" and have since replaced him with former Loser skinsman Glendon Crain. Watch the group's video for their new single, "Trapped In Your Lies", at this location.

Formed in the mid-'90s, gODHEAD has been steadily building their fan base and emerging as a true international rock act. Their '2000 Years of Human Error' release on Posthuman Records in January 2001 and the 2003 summer release of the follow-up 'Evolver' on Reality Entertainment, have sold well over 100,000 copies to date. After years of touring extensively with Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Static-X, Mudvayne, Rammstein, Pigface and Saliva to name a few as well as performing at Ozzfest and the Reading and Leeds festivals overseas gODHEAD has scraped, clawed and carved out their own place in the rock music world.

"We're one of those bands that has done it all, from touring in a broken down van and playing in front of 10 people to entertaining festival crowds of tens of thousands," says frontman Jason C. Miller. "We've certainly paid our dues and then some, but we don't feel we are owed anything." We've always believed in ourselves and we are ecstatic to be working with Cement Shoes who recognize our years of hard work and know what it takes to succeed. We are thrilled to be on a label where the president truly cares about our long term career and not just what we can do for him next week. We've never had that before."

Formed in Washington, D.C. in the mid-'90s, gODHEAD was signed to Marlboro Music and had two successful European releases in 1994 and '95 followed by their first U.S. release 'Nothingness' in 1996 and 'Power Tool Stigmata' in 1998. But it wasn't until 2001 that gODHEAD broke out in the U.S.

After years of hard work and determination, MTV and radio stations across the country started catching on to the gODHEAD sound and began playing "Eleanor Rigby" and "The Reckoning" in heavy rotation, both were from the '2000 Years of Human Error' album. The band would play in front of over 3 million people world wide in the next two years and appear on three major motion picture soundtracks including the gold-selling 'Queen of The Damned' as well as 'The Blair Witch Project' and 'Dracula 2000'. Their success continued into 2003 with "The Hate In Me" single from their 'Evolver' album that turned into an MTV2 hit as well as the song "Far Too Long", which was featured on CBS television's "NFL Today" show.

"We're ready for the next step and I couldn't think of a more capable person to run a record label in this day and age and get us to that step than [Cement Shoes head honcho] Dan Catullo," says Jason C. Miller. "In the ever-changing and -evolving record business that has a new set of rules every six months, Dan and his staff are the people that I am confident can roll with the punches and take us to the top."
 
 
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