Extreme Thing 2010 Returns to Las Vegas
February 25, 2010
The 15th annual Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival
will be back in Las Vegas this year. Held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Desert Breeze Skate Park
, this year's event will again offer fans a full day of rock and extreme sports, including a Pro BMX
dirt jump competition, professional wrestling, roller derby, as well as the Vegas AmJam
and skate competition.
For the first time ever, the festival will feature three live music stages, including the Verizon Wireless
main stage, the newly formed AP
) Stage featuring the Alternative Press Tour
, and the XPOZ Local Band Stage
consisting of local area acts. Bands performing at Extreme Thing 2010
Five Finger Death Punch
Escape The Fate
Reel Big Fish
Less Than Jake
Story of the Year
Never Shout Never
Call The Cops
The Summer Set
The Ready Set
More artists will be announced shortly.
Concertgoers should note, only a personal "unopened" bottle of water can be brought into the festival along with still cameras and sunscreen. There will be multiple ATM's on site, plus an array of food for purchase, from barbecue to Thai, along with beverages. Please note: No alcohol will be sold. No animals, coolers, weapons or chairs will be permitted
. Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival
sponsors include X107.5 FM
, Verizon Wireless
, City Life
, My LV TV
, CW Las Vegas
, Red Bull
, Qdoba Mexican Grill
and The XPOZ Coalition
. Extreme Thing
will take place Saturday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Desert Breeze Skate Park
, 8275 Spring Mountain Road at Durango Drive. Tickets are on sale now and are $17 for GA or $35 for a combo package, which includes a GA ticket, event t-shirt and commemorative event poster in advance, or $20 at the door.
For more info visit: www.extremething.com
Story Of The Year Announce Spring Tour
February 18, 2010
Electrifying St. Louis rock band Story of the Year
have announced a headlining US spring tour with Maylene & The Sons of Disaster
, After Midnight Project
and Monty Are I
in support of their forthcoming album, 'The Constant'
, which was just recently released earlier this week (Feb 16th) via Epitaph Records
After a decade of world-wide touring, charting singles and three fan-cherished albums selling over a million copies to date, St. Louis' hardest rocking melodic band, Story of the Year
have returned with an explosive new album, 'The Constant'
. Fans of Story of the Year's
venerated debut album 'Page Avenue'
as well as their most recent release 'The Black Swan'
will be pleased to know 'The Constant'
has something for everyone. 'The Constant's'
anthemic rock tracks and emotional ballads will strike a familiar chord with long time fans while newer converts will embrace the band's notorious raw energy and fresh songwriting.
Showcasing their musicianship and songwriting skills with radio-ready tracks like the first single "I'm Alive
," the snarling metal of "To The Burial
," driving, post-hardcore masterpiece "The Dream Is Over
," the soon-to-be fan favorite sing along "The Ghost of You and I
" and the heartfelt piano ballad "Holding On To You
," 'The Constant'
sees Story of the Year
sonically stretching to create their most diverse and accomplished collection of songs yet.
Don't miss out on Story of the Year's
new album, 'The Constant'
, and their must see upcoming tour. Fan's can listen to the entire new album on the band's Myspace page
now. Story of the Year
2/26 - Chicago, IL - Cubby Bear
3/25 - Denver, CO - The Marquis Theatre
3/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theater
3/27 - Las Vegas, NV - Desert Breeze Skate Park
3/28 - Anaheim, CA - Bamboozle West
3/30 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
3/31 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
4/02 - Phoenix, AZ - Clubhouse
4/03 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
4/05 - Dallas, TX - The Door/Prophet Bar
4/06 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
4/07 - Houston, TX - Channel
4/09 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
4/10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
For More Information visit:www.myspace.com/StoryoftheYear
Story Of The Year To Release New Album In February
January 9, 2010
After a decade of world-wide touring, charting singles and three fan-cherished albums selling over a million copies to date, St. Louis' hardest rocking band, Story of the Year have returned with an explosive new album, 'The Constant', which is set for release on February 16 via Epitaph Records. Fan's can listen to the hot new single "I'm Alive" on the band's MySpace page now and pre-order the anticipated new album at http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/epitaph-records/.
Spending a better part of 2009 at home, Story of the Year focused on stripping the excesses, getting back to basics and re-energizing the music that initially brought them together, before hitting the studio with producer Elvis Baskette (Chevelle, Cold, Escape The Fate) for their fourth studio album and follow-up to 2008's 'The Black Swan'. Holed up in a secluded studio, the band proceeded to craft some of the best music of their career.
"This was the fastest recording and writing experience for us ever and it was cool because we didn't overthink everything," explains the band's vocalist Dan Marsala - who alongside guitarists Ryan Phillips and Philip Sneed, bassist Adam "The Skull" Russell and drummer Josh Willis make up Story Of The Year. "Writing and recording 'The Black Swan' was a long, grueling process and this time we wanted to do the opposite: just have fun, be spontaneous and make it exciting-and it worked out better," he continues. "Everyone is so happy with the end product and it was a great time."
Fans of Story of the Year's beloved debut album, 'Page Avenue', as well as their most recent release 'The Black Swan' will be pleased to know 'The Constant' has something for everyone. 'The Constant's' anthemic rock tracks and emotional ballads will strike a familiar chord with long time fans while newer converts will embrace the band's notorious raw energy and fresh songwriting. Showcasing their musicianship and songwriting skills with radio-ready tracks like the first single "I'm Alive," the snarling metal of "To The Burial," driving, post-hardcore masterpiece "The Dream Is Over," the soon-to-be fan favorite sing along "The Ghost of You and I" and the heartfelt piano ballad "Holding On To You," 'The Constant' sees Story of the Year sonically stretching to create their most diverse and accomplished collection of songs yet.
The album's title embodies the band's work ethic and commitment to both themselves and their fans. "Music is the constant thing in life for us," Marsala explains. "When I go to bed I think about music and when I wake up it's the first thing on my mind," he continues. "'The Constant' can mean anything; hopefully our band will go on forever and we want music to remain a constant thing in our lives no matter what."
Fan's can now purchase 'The Constant's' first single "I'm Alive" as well as "To The Burial" on iTunes. Stay tuned for information regarding the band's upcoming headlining US tour. Fans are encouraged to follow the band's Twitter page for news, updates, contests, free tickets and more.
'The Constant' Tracklisting:
1. The Children Sing (4:08 )
2. The Ghost Of You and I (3:55)
3. I'm Alive (4:15)
4. To The Burial (3:48 )
5. The Dream Is Over (3:53)
6. Remember A Time (4:06)
7. Holding On To You (3:44)
8. Won Threw Ate (3:44)
9. Ten Years Down (3:53)
10. Time Goes On (4:07)
11. Eye For An Eye (2:14)
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The Devil Wears Prada Kick Off Napalm And Noise Tour
November 23, 2009
Armed with the critically-acclaimed CD, 'With Roots Above and Branches Below'
, which was released earlier this year, The Devil Wears Prada
kicked off the 2009 edition of the Napalm & Noise Tour
in Rochester, New York at the Water Street Music Hall late last week. The band, who Alternative Press
called "One of American metal's brightest lights," will co-headline the month-long metal extravaganza with All That Remains
. Story Of The Year
and Haste The Day
provide support, making this a "must see" tour for any and all screamo fans.
Napalm & Noise
is the first tour TDWP
has (*co)-headlined since their 43-date, completely-sold-out jaunt last Spring, which coincided with the release of 'With Roots Above and Branches Below'
), and its #11 debut on the Billboard Top 200
Albums charts. Since then, the band played the Vans Warped Tour Main Stage
, and found itself on the cover of Outburn
, Alternative Press
, to name just a few.
On this tour, the band will perform songs from all three of their releases - 2006's 'Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord'
, 2007's 'Plagues'
, and the new 'With Roots Above and Branches Below'
, including the video track, "Danger: Wildman
," which can be viewed here
Complete dates for Napalm & Noise Tour
are as follows:
11/23 - Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY
11/24 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
11/25 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
11/28 - Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre - Indianapolis, IN
11/29 - Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA
11/30 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
12/02 - Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO
12/04 - The New Oasis - Sparks, VN
12/05 - Empire Events Center - Sacramento, CA
12/06 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
12/07 - The Dome - Bakersfield, CA
12/09 - Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim, CA
12/10 - Majestic Theatre - Ventura, CA
12/11 - SOMA - San Diego, CA
12/12 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
12/13 - Club 101 - El Paso, TX
12/15 - Emo's - Austin, TX
12/16 - The Pavillon - Corpus Christi, TX
12/18 - Rocketown - Nashville, TN
12/19 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
12/20 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
12/21 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Eyes Set To Kill Added To Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands
November 3, 2009
This year’s Ernie Ball Battle of The Bands
showcase will take place on December 8th, 2009 at The Key Club in Hollywood. Warped Tour
veterans Story of the Year
will be the featured headliner, with Eyes Set To Kill
opening the show at 7pm. Fans attending the show will have a chance to win great door prizes and giveaways from Ernie Ball
, Warped Tour
, Guitar Center
, and many more!
have always been the guys to hook us up on the road, so we are proud and excited to open up this show for them," commented Eyes Set To Kill’s Alexia Rodriguez
. "Playing the Ernie Ball
stage on Warped Tour
was our favorite part of the summer, so we’re looking forward to starting the winter off right with this party at the Key Club with Story of the Year
, Dinner and a Suit
, and The Syncope Threshold
will also play and battle to be crowned the 2009 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands
Champion. The Champion will take home the grand prize which includes: a $15,000.00 Guitar Center
Shopping spree, full Ernie Ball
Endorsement, and a closet full of Hurley
Clothing and apparel.
Eyes Set To
Kill is currently on a headlining US tour with LoveHateHero
, and Dreaming of Eden
Eyes Set To Kill
November 04 - Modesto, CA @ Modesto Virtual
November 05 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
November 06 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
November 07 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza Pub
November 08 - Temecula, CA @ The Vault
November 10 - Fresno, CA @ The Starline
November 11 - Palmdale, CA @ The Crossing
November 12 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
November 13 - Mesa, AZ @ Badlands
November 14 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
December 08 - Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club (w/ Story of the Year
For more info on Eyes Set To Kill
, visit www.MySpace.com/EyesSetToKill
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