Sappy Bell
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To Die Again Tomorrow
6/8/2004

Call To Rise
1/7/2003
 
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Sappy Bell Nominated For Award, Announce New Tour Dates
January 26, 2008
Cleveland Ohioís Sappy Bell has been nominated for a 2008 Cleveland Free Times Music Award in the category of "Favorite Metal Band." This is the fourth straight consecutive year the band has been nominated for an award.

"A huge thanks to all of our friends/supporters for making this our 4th year straight being nominated for a Free Times Music Award," says frontman John Sloboda. "We're currently wrapping up shooting a new video for 'Asleep at Last' while we shop for tour packages for Spring/Summer '08. Doing a video is always a great time for us and doing one now beats the hell out of traveling through the ice and snow out here in the Mid-West! Hopefully once we're done, we'll have a ton more dates to announce and be right back out on the road!"

Sappy Bell's strong "DIY" approach to the music business has allowed the group to thrive throughout the Mid-West for years. The group's debut demo was produced by Ben Schigel (Drowning Pool, Chimaira, Switched) and landed radio securing rotation on stations in Lubbock, TX, Chattanooga, TN and Kansas City. The group's follow-up EP, 'To Die Again Tomorrow', debuted in the top 5 on CMJ Crucial, FMBQ & CMJ Loud, while the self-produced video for "Sleeping Pills" was added to some 44+ markets including Much Music's LOUD and the follow-up "Salvation" video landed spins on MTV's Overdrive. The band's explosive live show garnered them shows with Nothingface, Dope, All That Remains, Powerman 5000 and a variety of others.

Sappy Bell's latest album, 'The Nightmare Chronicles', was co-produced by Tony Gammalo (It Dies Today), Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly) and Thom Hazaert and mixed by Ben Schigel.

Regarding a review of 'The Nightmare Chronicles' in Outburn, Sloboda had the following to say: "We're very excited to have a review of the new disc in the latest issue of Outburn. It's not only a great kick-off to 2008 for us, but to receive a 9 out of 10 amidst some of our much 'bigger' contemporaries is just plain awesome. "We've been trucking away at this band for a long time and it's always great to get positive feedback."

Fans can preview tracks from Sappy Bellís new album at the band's Official Myspace page.

Sappy Bell Tour Dates:
2/9 - Underground - Sandusky, OH (w/ Nailbinder)
2/20 - Sadie Rene's - North Canton, OH
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2002
HOME TOWN: Cleveland, OH
MEMBERS:
John Sloboda
Mel Hardy
Chris Hawley
Matt Kollar
Jeff Ready

Hailing from Cleveland, OH- Sappy Bell continues to strive as a DIY band with successful national radio, and 2 video campaigns. They have released two nationally distributed CDís and have grown into one of the most respected and well-known metal acts in North East Ohio frequenting venues such as Peabody's, the Agora, and the House of Blues.

With their EP, To Die Again Tomorrow, co-recorded by Ben Schigel (Breaking Point, Switched, Chimaira) and Thom Hazaert (Corporate Punishment Records), the band took their first two singles straight to radio securing rotation on stations in Lubbock, TX; Chattanooga, TN and Kansas City, before debuting in the top 5 on CMJ with a national radio campaign. Following radio, their video for "Sleeping Pills" aired on Much Music
and "Salvation" was later picked up by MTV2's Overdrive.

The latest demo was mixed by Logan Mader (Machine Head, Silent Civilian), and licensed to several cell-phone music channels as well as MTV. Sappy Bell has played with Dope, Prong, Nothingface, All That Remains, Brides of Destruction, Powerman 5000 and many others. The band is currently touring regionally and set to hit the studio later in 2006.