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Shadows Fall, Unearth, Seemless Members Seeking Vocalist
July 7, 2010
An as of yet untitled project featuring Matt Bachand and Jon Donais on guitars (Shadows Fall), Derek Kerswill on drums (Unearth/Seemless), and Jeff Fultz on bass (Seemless), has begun to take shape. The band has recorded a five song demo thus far, and are actively seeking a vocalist.

"We are looking for one crazy bastard with the energy, the drive, and the determination to take this thing to the next level," says Matt Bachand. Jon Donais adds, "The vocalist we seek should be influenced by a variety of melodically based bands anywhere from Alice In Chains, Shinedown, and Aerosmith, to Skid Row and Pantera." You must be serious about the position, and must be able to tour extensively. Demo submissions are currently being accepted. Submissions should include a bio and list of past experience, photo, audio and/or video performance, and any other information you would like the band to know.

Interested singers should send demo submissions and contact info to iamdrunk666@gmail.com.
 
 
 
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Metal Blade Records Signs Overcast
July 7, 2008
Metal Blade is proud to announce the addition of legendary Boston Mass metal act Overcast to its roster. On August 19th, Overcast will release their Metal Blade debut 'Reborn to Kill Again', a collection of 11 re-recorded classic tracks and 2 unreleased tracks produced by Adam Dutkiewicz.

“Finally, after much waiting and wondering if it would ever see the light of day, Overcast is Reborn to Kill Again!!! We are all very excited to be working with Metal Blade Records for this release. It is a legendary label that has been home to some of the most influential bands in metal history. It was actually Metal Blade who gave Overcast our first release on CD as part of one of the 'Metal Massacre' comps way back in the day so it seems as if everything is coming full circle. The time has come once again for the beast known as Overcast to rise again. You have been warned” comments Brian Fair.

“We are greatly honored to be able to work with and put out such a legendary artist as Overcast” comments Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records.

Started in August 1991, Overcast disbanded in November 1998 after years of being turned down by labels, skimped out on by promoters, and a general sense of the band being too much of an albatross to continue. Heartbroken and emotionally taxed, each of the members went their separate ways. Brian joined Shadows Fall (a band who had opened for Overcast on many occasions), Mike D started working on a project called Killswitch Engage, Pete continued writing and ended up in a band called Seemless, Scott began playing bass in Transient, and Jay formed and played in many bands, finally settling down in the band Tunnel Drill.

Now 10 years has passed since Overcast was an active band. All of a sudden the stars have aligned, the planets have shifted, and old friends find themselves back home with substantial amounts of free time. Overcast is reborn.

Overcast’s 'Reborn to Kill Again' willl be available everywhere Tuesday, August 19th.
 
 
 
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SOiL To Support HellYeah On Select Tour Dates
April 22, 2007
Chicago's SOiL will support HellYeah on the following dates:

May 27 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
May 30 - Omaha, NE @ Sokel Auditorium
Jun. 01 - Wichita, KS @ Cotillion
Jun. 02 - Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Jun. 03 - Lubbock, TX @ Southbeach
Jun. 05 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Pavilion

SOiL, Seemless and Ligion will team up for "True Rock Tour" in May.
 
 
 
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Lacuna Coil's Andrea Checks In From The Road
December 10, 2006
Lacuna Coil just embarked on a U.S. tour as direct support to In Flames, with The Sword and Seemless opening. The group recently completed a highly successful run on the annual "Blackest of the Black" tour alongside the legendary Danzig, labelmates The Haunted, Belphegor and Asesino. This is their groups third U.S. run in support of 'Karmacode', their acclaimed new album; it wraps up a highly successful year with numerous highlights such as a main-stage Ozzfest slot, a sold-out tour with Rob Zombie, a performance on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and a Top 30 Active Rock hit single, "Our Truth".

Andrea Ferro (male vocals) checks in with the following report: "Blackest of The Black was a good experience, and we were especially excited to have a chance to tour again alongside our party bros Kenny and Johnny from Type O Negative, who helped out Danzig on this tour. We also had the chance to hit some places we never played before like Spokane, Santa Cruz, Tucson and Fresno, which were all amazing. The peoples reactions were simply awesome. The last day in Santa Cruz, Danzig cancelled so we had to take the role of the headliner, which was all together a really cool experience. This led us immediately into two really packed headlining shows in Mexico, where we were met with first-class treatment. We haven't played there since 2001, when we opened for Theater Of Tragedy. We did a signing session the first day and stayed for almost two hours. Eventually we had to leave, and the fans were following us grabbing our hair and screaming. We felt like The Beatles in the '60s! Both shows were truly amazing, and even if the technical conditions were not really appropriate, the crowd brought everything to a magic level. It's always amazing how much these people appreciate the fact that you come to their country, they always have such a great time.

"We just began the final portion of our touring for the year after joining up with In Flames, Seemless and The Sword. The first gig in Norfolk was very good, with a lot of people jumping and screaming, so things are already off to a really positive start. Rock on, and we will see you soon."
 
 
 
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In Flames To Use Session Guitarists For N. American Tour
December 4, 2006
Sweden's In Flames is preparing to launch a North American headlining tour in support of its critically acclaimed album 'Come Clarity'. Support on the trek, which will launch on December 5, will come from Lacuna Coil, The Sword and Seemless.

As the Swedish metal titans prepare to depart Europe for the tour, the band has collectively issued a statement as to the temporarily modified touring lineup that will be in place for the headlining jaunt:

"For the upcoming North American tour, Bjrn [Gelotte, guitar] will be sitting out as his wife is due to give birth to their second child. Substituting on guitar will be our good friend Henrik Danhage from Evergrey. We initially planned to have Jesper [Strmblad, guitar] with us as always on tour, but as previously reported, he is taking the rest of the year off due to personal reasons. As a result, Niklas Engelin (Passenger, Engel) is filling in for him all the dates through December 20. So to clarify for those who might be wondering, In Flames is in no way breaking up, nor are these changes anything but temporary. We simply didn't want to disappoint anyone, including our loyal fans, so all shows that were booked prior to these circumstances will be done with the above-named session guitarists. New shows/tours are being booked for next year as we speak, featuring the five of us, so stop worrying (speculating, gossiping) and we'll see you all very soon."
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2003
HOME TOWN: Boston, MA
MEMBERS:
Jesse Leach (vocals)
Pete Cortese (guitar)
Jeff Fultz (bass)
Derek Kerswill (drums)

Rock music ebbs and flows. It has its trends. It has its image. It has its waves, its peaks, its valleys. It has its stars, its icons, its figureheads, many of which burn out and fade away. Massachusetts rock band Seemless dont concern themselves with the current rock n roll climate or with whats hip and cool right now or with constructing an image. Rather, Seemless care about crafting tight, solid, unforgettable, and timeless rock music that will live on long after the members have left this earthly plane.

For Seemless, its all about the music and only the music. Its about making massive riffs complemented by versatile vocals, finished off by booming percussion and rippling bass rhythms. Its about getting down and dirty and rocking the hell out. This is rock, the way its supposed to be done, says vocalist Jesse Leach. What Have We Become was written by music lovers for music lovers. Its raw and organic. And were just a bunch of music geeks. Drummer Derek Kerswill concurs, Were such music nerds. We love so much stuff, and the album is a great achievement, personally and collectively. We didnt play it safe. We took risks, by thinking outside the box, and by not worrying about the climate as it is right now. We just did what we wanted to do.

What Have We Become, which was recorded at Massachusetts Longview Studios (where rock legends like Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, and the J Geils Band have recorded), is best described as a blend of rock n roll soul and heavy metal blues. Its also Seemlesss second official full-length, but its the first effort where Leach was fully a part of the writing process, as he joined the band after much of their self-titled debut was already written. The writing process was 100% collaborative for Seemless, rounded out by guitarist Pete Cortese and bassist Jeff Fultz. Its an honest piece of music, because what you hear on record is what youll hear when we play live, says Kerswill. We recorded live. There is no studio trickery and no click tracks. Ultimately, this album is the result of putting four passionate music fans in a room together. Speaking about the truly collaborative nature of the album, Leach says, This is the first time in my career where I had the guys work on the lyrics on a few songs. The song Seven is a song that all 4 of us wrote, Everyone contributed lyrically and melodically, and thats a first, as no one has had input in lyrics prior. I know when I sing those words that we all had something to do with it.

Another thing that makes Seemless so refreshing is the way their music pays homage to the early days of rock n roll, when playing instruments superseded the pomp n circumstance of the lifestyle. We come from blue collar, working class backgrounds, the singer says. We know what its like to be poor and not know where your next meal is coming from. This reality, combined with each members blazing passion for crafting music, is what makes What Have We Become a complete album, one that you will be compelled to listen to from stem to stern. Leach continues, Its diversified. Were not afraid to have something heavy, massive and layered with screaming or slide guitar. Like Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin, you cant paint our sound into a corner. Youre always going to get the groove, the rock n roll, and the soul, but youre never going to know what to expect. We like to make albums, not singles. This is an album, and it all ties together. Most people want to buy an album, go out for a drive, pop it into the stereo, and listen to it from start to finish. Thats what we wanted to do on this record. We want listeners to listen from start to finish and not skip tracks.

Seemless, whose members have done time in heavyweight metal bands like Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, and Overcast before forming Seemless, also stand out from the crowd by affirming that while they may be separate from their fans, they feel like equals. Seemless contend that they are making music from the heart, for their fans. This music comes from living, from having a heart and soul, Leach says, holding nothing back. This is in our blood. We dont want to be the next big thing or have some huge single. We just live and breathe this music. Were not teenagers with stars in our eyes. Our music is as alive as we are. There is no computer manipulation or machine that fixes notes that I cannot hit. You are hearing live rock n roll when you listen to What Have We Become. There is so much technology in heavy music, to make it smooth and perfect, that it loses the organic human touch. For us, its honest. You get a piece of us when you listen to this.

While Seemless have the chops to write timeless tunes with beating hearts, they eschew rock star iconography and like to speak direct to their fans through the singers personal lyrics, which have taken a slight shift to the left on this album. The music industry, life, and usual topics that I am into, like dark vs. light, are in this, says Leach. There is also a political thread through this album. Leach maintains that he likes his words to be open to interpretation, as well. I like to keep it like a painting, he continues. You dont know what the painter had in mind, but while you look at it, youll figure it out. I am not straying from my views or core beliefs. But with this album, I embraced a darker side of myself, I looked at that darker side of myself and Im now letting people know that I understand that dark side. I understand depression and not being the best person you can be. In the past, I wrote and portrayed myself as what I strived for, like a Bob Marley figure, saying, Lets strive for righteousness. But now, Im more realistic in my approach. Im saying, I understand. Im there, too.

Its that type of honesty that rock fans will relate to on What Have We Become. The album, featuring artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium), is erected on a note of hope. The main theme is struggle and hope, Kerswill contends. Our pasts, which we thought would help us, really didnt. It made things hard, because we werent what people expected, musically. We love creating together, and in turn, we made a record that we are so proud of. I listen to it as a fan, and forget that is my band. Thats never happened to me before. The last track, Things Fall Apart is an epic for us, and its a special song, and its all about hope. We want to give that hope to people. We all walk a really long road, and just existing can be long, but its also beautiful and we want people to feel that through our music.

Thanks to the bluesy riffs, Leachs soulful vocals, and the tried and true love of rock n roll thats omnipresent on What Have We Become, it appears that Seemlesss mission has been accomplished.