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The Serpent
8/7/2007

Of Love And Lunacy
5/3/2005
 
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Still Remains Calls It A Day
March 27, 2008
Michigan metallers Still Remains have decided to call it a day. The band have released the following statement:

"Dear friends, fans, and family, this is a goodbye letter from us to you. We will be seeing most of you again I'm sure, but not from on stage. We've decided to make this US headlining tour our last as Still Remains and Cornerstone Festival our last show. We want to thank all of the wonderful loving people we've met in the past few years for being there for us. It's been an amazing run but we are done for personal reasons. No, we don't hate each other or want to punch each other in the face. It's just time for us to move on to different things in our lives. Please come see us on our headlining tour and help us go out with a bang! We are extremely excited to see what the future holds for each and every one of us. So keep your eyes and ears open and God Bless!!!"

Still Remains' second album for Roadrunner Records, 'The Serpent', was released last August.
 
 
 
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As I Lay Dying Announce 2008 U.S. Tour Dates/Line Up
November 24, 2007
Gearing up for another relentless touring schedule in 2008, Christian metalcore marvels As I Lay Dying are not waiting long after the New Year to get back on the road. The January 2008 leg of their acclaimed "An Ocean Between Us" tour will feature a fresh crop of opening bands - August Burns Red, Evergreen Terrace and Still Remains. The outing will begin on January 10th in Las Vegas, NV and will continue on through February 1st in Omaha, NE.

A video was recently completed for the band’s new track “The Sound Of Truth.” The clip, a sequel to the story in the video for "Nothing Left", was filmed in Los Angeles while the band was between tours. It was directed by Brian Thompson and is slated to debut in January on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball. In the meantime, you can check out the video for "Nothing Left" below.

Guitarist, Phil Sgrosso says of the upcoming trek: “2008 is going to be a very busy year for us and there's no better way to start it off than with a US headline tour. We'll be hitting a lot of cities that we haven't played for a while and we're bringing along our friends in August Burns Red, Evergreen Terrace, and Still Remains. This is going to be an exciting tour for us and all of our fans, I can't wait.” Tickets for the dates below went on sale on Friday Nov-23.

"An Ocean Between Us" Tour Dates:
1/08 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
1/09 - OFF
1/10 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
1/11 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
1/12 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
1/13 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
1/14 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rocks
1/15 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
1/16 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
1/17 - Little Rock, AR @ The Village
1/18 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
1/19 - Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
1/20 - TBA
1/21 - OFF
1/22 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
1/23 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
1/24 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
1/25 - Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall
1/26 - Richmond, VA @ TBA
1/27 - TBA
1/28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
1/29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
1/30 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
1/31 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
2/01 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
 
 
 
 
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First Week Sales For Week Ending August 12th
August 15, 2007
The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending August 12, 2007, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

Drowning Pool - 'Full Circle': 10,100 (#64)
Throwdown - 'Venom And Tears': 8,600 (#81)
Still Remains - 'The Serpent': 3,700
The Absence - 'Riders Of The Plague': 1,200
The Warriors - 'Genuine Sense Of Outrage': 1,100
Municipal Waste - 'The Art Of Partying': 700
Fueled By Fire - 'Spread The Fire': 200
 
 
 
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Still Remains Post Another New Track Online
May 26, 2007
Another new Still Remains track, entitled "The Wax Walls of an Empty Room", has been posted on the band's MySpace page. Also available at the same location is the previously released cut "Aenima in Your Sheets". Both songs come off the Michigan band's second studio album, 'The Serpent', due on July 31 via Roadrunner Records.
 
 
 
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Still Remains Post New Song On Myspace
May 19, 2007
Michigan Christcore mob Still Remains have just posted brand new track entitled "Anemia In Your Sheets" on their official MySpace page. You can also check out some awesome new band photos, including shots of new keyboardist Ben Schauland and bassist Steve Hetland, as well as an updated biography.

New album ‘The Serpent’, which was produced by Steve Evetts and mixed by Logan Mader, is set for release on July 30th via Roadrunner Records.

Still Remains will spend August touring the USA as part of the Vans Warped Tour and hope to head to the UK in the Autumn. Keep an eye out for a video of lead track "Stay Captive" in the coming weeks.
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Grand Rapids, MI
MEMBERS:
T.J. Miller (vocals)
Jordan Whelan (guitars)
Evan Willey (bass)
Zach Roth (keyboards)
A.J. Barrette (drums)

Getting out of the shadow of an older sibling is never an easy task - it takes perseverance, strength and an almost indomitable spirit to strike out on one's own and create an identity independent of those who came before. Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI – a compact burg that stands in the shadows of Detroit Rock City and its hallowed rock n' roll lineage – Still Remains have set out to make music that accepts what has preceded them but is determined to take it in fresh, new directions. Still Remains create music that is multi-textured - full of depth, passion and hope. Combining biting guitars, atmospheric keyboards and rhythmic drumming, this quintet from middle America has more in common with Euro-metallers In Flames and Soilwork than they do with anything that has ever come out of the Motor City. Before Still Remains, frontman T.J. Miller, guitarist Jordan Whelan and keyboardist Zach Roth played in a metalcore-oriented band called Shades of Amber, while bassist Evan Willey was part of Unition. Both groups eventually broke up, and when Miller and Whelan asked Willey to join their new band, with Roth following soon after, the core of Still Remains was born. Drummer A.J. Barrette was brought into the fold shortly thereafter, solidifying the band's line-up. The band played anywhere and everywhere around Grand Rapids and immediately made an impression with their sound, which cut a wide swath across the musical spectrum and offered an intelligent alternative to Grand Rapids' often least common denominator-based metal scene. Working the younger crowd, Still Remains channeled a fresh exuberance and an atmosphere where the music was the focus rather than the background noise. Willey explains, "we like shows where people are interactive, where their budgets are more for T-shirts and CDs as opposed to pitchers. I think it was a pretty smart choice." That it was. Still Remains had a legion of ready fans for its homemade EPs, and its first album, 2004's independently released If Love Was Born to Die, sold a respectable 5,000 copies. The fledgling group moved to bigger rooms as well, opening for groups such as Poison the Well, As I Lay Dying, Every Time I Die and others. It was with this impetus that they caught Roadrunner's attention, signed with the label and shortly thereafter entered the studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Kittie), "We knew him before we worked with him, because some of our favorite albums are ones he produced," Willey notes. "He was easy to work with, but at the same time challenging. It was comfortable, but he really pushed us, which was great." The result is Of Love and Lunacy, an album that is not so much concerned with traveling the heavily-treaded metal path of 'faster-faster, more-more' but rather the kind of music that makes you stand up a little straighter and feel like you can take on the world on your own terms. “White Walls” is driven by an unrelenting rhythm section and scorching riffs, barreling along until it takes flight, with vocals switching from hellion growl to soaring croon. “The Worst Is Yet To Come” is anthemically-charged, switching gears mid-song from full-on hardcore assault to a searing chorus, with Roth's lush keyboards adding depth and atmosphere to the proceedings. No two songs on Of Love And Lunacy sound alike - each one taking a different musical path to reach its creative destination. While not a concept album, it was important for the group to maintain a cohesive theme between the cover art/booklet and songs on the record. Explains Miller, “When I was writing this album I was going through phases of happiness and severe hurting. I wrote what I was feeling and the words love and lunacy best represents those emotions. The colors in the two lines of people on the cover reflect "love" and "lunacy, hence the name of the album." Already having established themselves in the Midwest through extensive touring, Still Remains plan on using Of Love and Lunacy as a springboard to reach a much wider audience. "We love being on the road. We love playing shows and we miss it so much. We've been here [home] way too long already and we're getting roadsick . . . kinda like homesick but the other way around." Look for plenty of tire rubber to be burned as the quintet takes its tireless work ethic around the country, even around the world. "This band is the thing we're really passionate about," Miller says. "This is our chance. I think everything we've done before this was to be Still Remains. We want to really take it out there and show it to everyone." It is that focus that has thrust Still Remains out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Not content with being the red-headed stepchild of Detroit Rock City's various progeny, Still Remains have combined talent and ambition to deliver a sonic wallop that will make the listener straighten up and pay attention from the first note.