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Subject To Change (re-release)
1/10/2006

Ghosts In The Machine
1/10/2006

Subject To Change
2/26/2002
 
News
A Switched Revolution.
March 9, 2006
A New Revolution, the new project featuring ex-Slaves on Dope Frank Salvaggio and Rob Urbani, as well as former Unloco vocalist Joey Duenas have been added to much of the upcoming Switched/Allele tour, set to kickoff April 7th in Green Bay, WI.
 
 
 
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Allele in Stiches.
February 26, 2006
Allele (ex-Cold/Otep) will be filming a video for their track "Stitches" at their upcoming show at Plush in Jacksonville, FL on March 24th. Footage for an upcoming DVD release is expected to be filmed as well.

In other Allele news, the band is currently in the midst of a headlining trek with Corporate Punishment labelmates Trigger Point, and will hit the road supporting Switched in April.
 
 
 
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Switched in the Machine
January 9, 2006
Switched Ghosts in the Machine hits stores tomorrow on Corporate Punishment Records. GITM is a specially priced 2 CD collection featuring 11 new tracks, as well as a second disc of B-Sides, Rarities, and Live Tracks! Check out the AOL MUSIC LISTENING PARTY now to hear Ghosts in the Machine in its entirety. AOL users can find the Listening Party at Keyword: Music, internet users can find it here.

Also in stores tomorrow from Corporate Punishment Records is the Re-Release of Switchedís classic debut Subject to Change, featuring bonus tracks and alternate artwork.

The albums will be available at most retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City (some locations), Tower, Virgin, FYE, Wherehouse, Sam Goody, Musicland, Aronís, ZIA, Coconuts, Strawberries, Bull Moose, The Exclusive Company, Hastings, Newbury Comics, etc.

Switched have also announced their first live performance in over TWO YEARS, February 28th at the Odeon Concert Club. Supporting are label mates, Allele.
 
 
 
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Switch The Machine
December 28, 2004
A new track from Switched titled "Save Myself" has been posted online, you can check out the song here. The track will appear on the band's upcoming demos and rarities album Ghosts In The Machine, which will be available in May through Corporate Punishment Records. Ghosts In The Machine will contain 8 new and unreleased demos that were recorded for the band's sophomore Immortal Records album, as well as demo tracks from the Subject To Change recording sessions, and the now out of print Spread Your EP.

In addition to Ghosts In The Machine, CPR will be re-releasing the band's debut album Subject To Change in April of 2005. The re-release will feature the album b-side "Spread", Howard Benson (P.O.D.) produced alternate versions of "Walkaway" and "Inside", as well as two different videos for "Inside" and new revised packaging.
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Cleveland, OH
MEMBERS:
Ben Schigel (vocals)
Joe Schigel (guitar)
Bradley Kochmit (guitar)
Shawn May (bass)
Chad Szeliga (drums)

From the depths of depression, stress, anger, and hate, (aka Cleveland) an overwhelming sound emerged, letting the five members of SW1TCHED release their negative emotions. To achieve this energetic sound, SW1TCHED immediately looked to their heavy roots as an outlet for their personal losses, tragedies and experiences. What these five guys conceived was what they'd been searching for all along - an emotional purging, fueled by songwriting. SW1TCHED honed their skills over a decade of playing together in various bands, many of those years together under another name, with a slightly different lineup that featured Brad, Joe, and Ben on drums, as well as bassist Jim La Marca (now of fellow Cleveland thrash monsters Chimaira). They paid their dues, pounding the road, playing up to 25 shows a month. But with time, that incarnation fell apart, as years of musical frustration took their toll, and they parted ways with the singer. After months of fruitless searching for someone to take over the vocal duties, one day Ben decided to grab a mic. The rest is history. Since forming as Sw1tched, the band has been working hard at writing, recording, and performing new music. Over the last year. They recorded several demo tracks including "Anymore", "Spread", "Inside", and "Wrong Side", which grabbed the attention of several major record labels, and garnered tons of commercial radio airplay. After much adieu, showcasing and dinners, Sw1tch inked a deal with Immortal Records, also the home of such monsters as KoRn, Incubus, and The Urge. Growing up on a steady diet of metal/hardcore, two words describe the SW1TCHED sound- raw & powerful. Fueled by SW1TCHED's songwriting duo, Ben and Brad, Sw1tches's songs are based on a solid foundation of experience writing together combining influences from their favorite bands to develop their trademark sound. "Most of the time ill just come to ben with all these little riffs and we'll just sit there, bitch at each other, and put 'em together like little puzzle pieces", says Brad. "Eventually, we get the picture we want. Then the other guys throw their pieces on top of it." The "other pieces" are the stunning musicianship of Joe, Chad and Shawn. When thrown into the mix, you get a thick sound, that is a combination of great songs, huge hooks, solid playing, and unadulterated psychotic energy. And although the band cites some modern bands like KoRn, Deftones, and Incubus as influences, don't jump up to throw them into the new metal clone pile yet. Vocalist Ben Schigel says "We have a lot of influences, some are things that are going on today musically, but a lot aren't. We're as much into King's X, Prong, and King Diamond as we are into anything going on today." And continues, "What we really want to do is just make timeless music, that will be as good in 5 years as it is now. We don't want to be labeled as part of a trend, or a flavor of the week. Yea what we do is hard, but it's as much about Alice in Chains, Rush, and Van Halen as it is about Korn" Be ready for what you are about to partake in, as their debut Immortal record hits shelves Spring 2001. It's loud, in your face, and downright sick. 15 years of playing together, honing their craft has bubbled over. The outcome, ...... a band called SW1TCH.