Straight Line Stitch Guitarists Home Broken Into, Guitars Stolen
September 14, 2011
Knoxville, TN metallers, Straight Line Stitch are asking for help from their fans and friends. Guitarist Seth Thacker's home was broken into and all his guitars were stolen. The band posted the following update on their Official Facebook Page:
"We need your help!!! Especially if you live in the Knoxville area. Seth's house was robbed and the thieves stole all of his guitars. Please help us monitor Craigslist. The guitars taken were two ESP MH-400, both flat black. And another ESP MH-200 olive green. --- Please keep an eye out for these and if you hear or see anything please let the band know."
Too many bands have been getting robbed and/or having their gear stolen lately. What gives?? Here's to hoping Seth's guitars are recovered and the thief/thieves get what they deserve!
36 Crazyfists Unleash First Single From New Album
July 2, 2010
Alaskan metallers 36 Crazyfists
are pleased to name their first single from their new Ferret Music
release, 'Collisions and Castaways'
, poised for release on July 27th of this year. The track is now available for purchase digitally, across all digital providers, including iTunes
has begun airing on Sirius XM Liquid Metal
this week, and one listen is sure to bring back memories of 36 Crazyfists
tracks of the past, as well as turn the heads of new fans. Head over to the 36 Crazyfists MySpace
to check out "Reviver"
now. 36 Crazyfists
is offering a pre-order of 'Collisions and Castaways'
, available here
. The pre-order packages include your choice of an individual CD, a CD + exclusive pre-order shirt, or a CD + pre-order shirt and flag. All packages will include a signed booklet, only while supplies last. 36 Crazyfists
will be touring for much of the rest of the year and hope to launch their first headlining tour during this upcoming record cycle. Fans will be able to witness 36 Crazyfists
in two weeks when they hit the road with Fear Factory
and more! See below for all current tour dates: 36 Crazyfists
w/ Fear Factory
, After The Burial
7/07 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
7/09 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
7/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
7/11 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
7/13 - Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
7/14 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
7/15 - Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
7/16 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
7/17 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
7/19 - Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
7/20 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
7/21 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Concert Theatre
7/23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
7/25 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
7/26 - Towson, MD@ Recher Theatre
7/27 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
w/ Straight Line Stitch
, Dirge Within
7/28 - Albany, NY @ Bogies
7/30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
7/31 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
8/01 - Lake Station, IN @ Lake Station Eagles Club
8/03 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
8/04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/06 - Couer D'Alene, ID @ The Grail Event Center
8/07 - Olympia, WA @ The Vault
For more information on 36 Crazyfists
Hatebreed Announce Canadian Headline Dates
June 29, 2010
With a rejuvenated energy, metalheads everywhere anticipate the hardcore tour-de-force set to hit their city this summer - metalcore-moguls Hatebreed
embark on a string of Canadian dates in September, treating fans to a block of eight shows in nine days.
Among the support acts on this run will be Emmure
, Dead And Devine
and Baptized In Blood,
and E1 Music
label mates Straight Line Stitch
, who will appear on each of the Canadian tour dates. SLS
recently spent time in the studio working on their next album and are looking forward to the challenge of playing in front of Hatebreed's
die hard Canadian fans after more recent runs with DevilDriver
, 36 Crazyfists
and many more.
Canadian tour dates:
9/06 - The Blind Dog - Windsor, Ont.
9/07 - The Music Hall - London, Ont.
9/08 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, Ont.
9/09 - Club Soda - Montreal, Que.
9/10 - The New Capital Music Hall - Ottawa, Ont.
9/11 - Illot Fleurie Park - Quebec City, Que.
9/13 - Oxygen Nightclub - Moncton, N.B.
9/14 - The Cunard Centre - Halifax, N.S.
For more information visit www.hatebreed.com
Straight Line Stitch Post New Video Online
March 7, 2010
Tennessee metallers Straight Line Stitch
have released one final video from their last record 'When Skies Wash Ashore'
for the song "Never See The Day.
" The video premiered March 3rd at AOL's www.Noisecreep.com
, and can now be viewed below.
"I enjoyed making the video for 'Never See The Day'
because it is our first video with an actual story line. The concept for the song is well portrayed in the video and is fairly easy for the viewer to follow along. It was really rad to interact with the actors and actually have to act myself." Says front woman Alexis Brown
. Directed by Jeremy Williams
, this will mark the first project between him and the band.Brown
Continues, "Apparently, he kept asking Rage
for over a year if he could direct a video for us. He is a huge SLS
fan and well, our manager is a perfectionist, and I mean in the best way possible. And he just wouldn't let any old person work with us, so apparently Jeremy
, for over a year, kept asking and finally Rage
asked what could Jeremy
bring to the table. Ultimately, Jeremy
how he was gonna shoot us, and he got this great location. So eventually Rage
said, 'Yes.' And that's the story. I think the video turned out great!"
The band's previous video for the track "Taste Of Ashes
," which features legendary Hatebreed
frontman Jamey Jasta
, can also be viewed below.
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Straight Line Stitch Announce New Tour Dates
November 6, 2009
The non-stop touring force known as Straight Line Stitch
will be setting out on select dates this November. Ekotren
, hailing from Cape Coral, FL will be taking on supporting responsibilities.
just finished up a successful run along side Kittie
on the heels of last year’s release 'When Skies Wash Ashore'
. The band recently shot a video for "Taste Of Ashes
" featuring Jamey Jasta
which can be seen below.
Straight Line Stitch
Tour dates Featuring Ekotren
Nov 06 @ 18th Street - Scottsbluff, NE
Nov 07 @ Rocky Mountain Hall - Ft. Washakie, WY
Nov 08 @ Downtown Grill - Casper, WY
Nov 10 @ Damage Control - Independence, MO
Nov 11 @ The Blue Goat - Salina, KS
Nov 12 @ America’s Pub - Wichita, KS
Nov 13 @ The Otherside - Tulsa, OK
Nov 15 @ Click’s - Tyler, TX
Nov 17 @ Smokin’ Aces - Mission, TX
Nov 18 @ The Meridian - Houston, TX
Nov 19 @ The Bar - Metairie, LA
Nov 20 @ Drifters - Fayetteville, AR
Nov 23 @The Muse - Nachville, TN
Nov 24 @ The Warehouse - East Ridge, TN
Nov 25 @ Vinyl - Atlanta, GA
Nov 26 @ Phoenix Hill Tavern - Louisville, KY (Gobblestock)
for ticket info. Follow Alexis
on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lexsls
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YEAR FORMED: 2003
HOME TOWN: Knoxville, TN
Alexis Brown - Vocals
Seth Thacker - Guitar
Pat Pattison - Guitar
Jason White - Bass
Kanky Lora - Drums
The hard rock/metal act Straight Line Stitch, from Knoxville, TN, traces its current lineup back to 2003, where they produced such harsh, raw metal that they attracted now front-woman, Alexis Brown. Straight Line Stitchs success both regionally and nationally comes directly from their ability to stand out by doing things that no other rock/metal act is doing. Alexis not only takes on the responsibility of producing a full fledged metal vocal assault, but she fills the voids with softer, even upliftingly melodic singing that strikes a balance between more cerebral radio listeners, and the hard rock loving, blunt force audio assault junkies. Combined with Seth Thacker on guitars, Jason White on bass, and lightening fast drumming from Patrick Haynes, the band takes the crowd to a point of near riot, just as easily as they bring them back down to sing along to their favorite songs.
Straight Line Stitch released the full length album To Be Godlike in June 2006 which follows a demo EP and full length album, both created outside the current lineup. "To Be Godlike" has without a doubt had the most work put into it and it most accurately represents Straight Line Stitch as a band.
Since 2003, the bands schedule has included one thing: relentless touring in support of their albums. In their time together Straight Line Stitch have toured the nation, averaging 150-200 shows a year and have shared the stage with national touring acts such as: The Vans Warped Tour (Atlanta, GA 2005), various Jagermeister (a proud Straight Line Stitch sponsor) Music Tours, Killswitch Engage, Staind, Slayer, Chevelle, Anthrax, Mastodon, Dark New Day, Dry Kill Logic, Mushroomhead, Three Days Grace, Hurt, Skinlab, Earshot, Stuck Mojo, and more. The result: Maturity as a band, and a polished, tempered brand of metal, sharpened to a glimmering edge that they call their own.
In 2006, the band started the year with a regional tour and followed with a national Summer tour. After taking September off to write and record new material, Straight Line Stitch will shoot a music video with Raging Nation Films, who have worked with Trivium, Hatebreed, 36 Crazyfists, Il Nino, Darkest Hour and whose videos often are played on MTV 2s Head Bangers Ball. They will end the year with another national tour that will continue into 2007.
With the release of To Be Godlike, the bands fan base has spread nationwide and they average more daily music plays online than half the bands on the second stage at Ozzfest. People are starting to notice Straight Line Stitch, and they have the experience and maturity to reach the level they have thrived towards for years.