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Wonderland
9/9/2003
 
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Radiation 4 Release Dates For Extensive Summer Touring
June 22, 2004
Radiation 4 have mapped out their entire summer touring schedule. Not all the planned cities have venues lined up yet, and if you can help book a venue in that city please email allmovingparts@yahoo.com. Here is the band's touring schedule:

6/26 Corona CA - Showcase Theatre (w/ Taken)
6/27 Anaheim CA - Chain Reaction (w/ Taken)
6/28 Bakersfield CA - The Boiler Room

w/ The Esoteric
6/30 Sacramento CA - On The Y (w/ Embrace the End, Animosity)
7/01 Gresham OR - Stark Street Theater (w/ BlowupNihilist, The Assaliant)
7/02 Seattle WA - Graceland (w/ BlowupNihilist)
7/04 Vancouver WA - house show (w/ BlowupNihilist)
7/05 Boise ID - TBA
7/07 Salt Lake City UT - Albee Square
7/08 Denver CO - The Construct
7/09 Joplin MO - The Cesspool
7/10 Kansas City MO - TBA
7/11 Cedar Rapids IA - TBA
7/12 St. Paul MN - The Station 4
7/13 Madison WI - TBA
7/14 Elgin IL - TBA
7/15 Columbia MO - TBA
7/16 Louisville KY - Pappy’s
7/17 Indianapolis IN - Birdy’s
7/18 Ypsilanti MI - The Elbow Room
7/19 Columbus OH - High Five Bar & Grill
7/20 Fredonia NY - TBA
7/21 Rochester NY - TBA

w/ The Esoteric, Kiss The Cynic, Catalyst
7/22 Burlington VT - TBA
7/23 New York NY - The Delancy
7/24 Havertown PA - First Unitarian Church

w/ Kiss The Cynic, Catalyst
7/25 Providence RI - TBA
7/26 Hartford CT - Hooker's Ballroom
7/28 Phillipsburg NJ - Kate's Kafe
7/29 Baltimore MD - TBA
7/30 Washington DC - TBA
7/31 Richmond VA - TBA
8/01 Raleigh NC - TBA
8/02 Spartanburg SC - Ground Zero
8/03 Augusta/Atlanta GA - TBA

w/ Kiss The Cynic
8/04 Valdosta GA - Vito's Rock and Roll Pizza
8/05 Orlando FL - Ozone CD’s
8/06 Tallahassee FL - Big Daddy’s
8/07 Hattiesburg MS - TBA (no Kiss The Cynic)
8/08 New Orleans LA - TBA (no Kiss The Cynic)
8/09 Victoria TX - The Country Inn
8/10 Austin TX - Room 710 (w/ The Esoteric)

8/11 El Paso TX - Surges
8/12 Tucson AZ - Skrappy’s
8/13 Phoenix AZ - TBA
8/14 Las Vegas NV - TBA
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2001
HOME TOWN: Los Angeles, CA
MEMBERS:
Chris Negrete (vocals)
Jon Windham (guitar)
Jose Escobar (bass)
Aaron Windham (drums)

With an aching and yearning to break free from the normal confines of hardcore and metal, RADIATION 4 was born, a band bent on raising the bar both creatively and aggressively as evident on their debut album, Wonderland. To those in the hardcore/metal underground: prepare for a breath of fresh air… The Los Angeles-based quartet formed in the spring of 2001 in Diamond Bar, California with its core members, Chris Negrete (vocals), Jon Windham (guitar), Jose Escobar (bass) and Aaron Windham (drums), all prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve their collective musical aspirations. In October 2001, the band produced and released 1,000 copies of their self-titled EP, which eventually drew the attention of Abacus Recordings, who quickly signed the band. Drawing comparisons to The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mr. Bungle, Botch and Fantomas, among others, it’s no question that RADIATION 4’s debut will turn heads in all scenes while earning themselves legions of fans in the process. “I could never understand how bands just play the same thing time after time,” says Negrete. “They don't really set themselves apart from anyone. Our goal is to get everyone excited about something new.” From rampaging fits of spastic energy, on tracks such as “Tick, Tock, Tick” and “When Animals Attack” to carefully crafted, epic yet eerie journeys such as “The Prize” and “John Vs. The Elephant,” it’s clear that the listeners’ attention will never wander from this disc. Equally captivating are the vocal purgings from Negrete, who is as entertaining and amusing as he is gripping and powerful, with a resemblance toward Mike Patton’s acrobatics. Forgoing the typical lyrical path of countless hardcore and metal bands, RADIATION 4 base their lyrics around the musical theme of their songs, which will (certainly) confuse, (sometimes) astound and (definitely) provoke the listener. Wonderland was mixed by Matt Bayles (Botch, Isis, Burnt By The Sun) at Studio Avast and features a breathtaking layout by Chandler Owen (Hopesfall, Shai Hulud) to aid in visually spellbinding the already sonically entranced audience. As a group, RADIATION 4 places no limitations on the scope of their songwriting, and Wonderland is solid proof of that.