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10/23/2007

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Suicide Silence Celebrate Extremely Successful Year
November 18, 2007
Myspace deathcore phenomenon, Suicide Silence have plenty of reasons to celebrate after having an extremely successful 2007 which saw their highly acclaimed debut album, 'The Cleansing', enter the Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, their video for “The Price of Beauty” get officially banned by MTV and perform over an unprecedented 150 shows throughout North America alone. This demanding touring schedule saw them headline two lengthy U.S. runs and travel alongside such artists as Unearth, Darkest Hour, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon and many others. The group already have a massive touring schedule lined up for early next year. Stay tuned for a major announcement to be made in the coming weeks.

Suicide Silence are currently on the road, headlining the Hot Topic sponsored "Dawn Of Destruction" tour, which also features A Life Once Lost, Walls Of Jericho, and The Agony Scene. The remaining dates are listed below.

Suicide Silence recently shot a new video for the track “Bludgeoned To Death” with acclaimed director David Brodsky (GWAR, The Red Chord). The clip is set to capture the band’s unrelenting, frenetic stage energy and look for a special making of the video to be released online in the coming weeks.

Check out the band’s official YouTube page to view the banned “Price of Beauty” video and for other exclusive video content. Stay tuned to the page for extensive drum and guitar video lesson series, which will be posted early next year.

"Dawn Of Destruction" tour dates:
(Suicide Silence w/ A Life Once Lost, Walls of Jericho, The Agony Scene)
11/16 – Yuma, AZ The @ Venue
11/17 – Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza
11/18 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Concert Theatre (So. Cal Death Fest)
11/20 – Modesto, CA @ Sidelines
11/21 – Victorville, CA @ Trilogy Theatre
 
 
 
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Suicide Silence Kicks Off 'The Dawn Of Destruction' Tour
November 2, 2007
Riverside, California Myspace Deathcore phenom Suicide Silence just kicked off the Hot Topic sponsored “The Dawn of Destruction” tour. Joining them on this trek will be A Life Once Lost, Walls of Jericho and The Agony Scene. The group recently completed a highly successful North American trek with Unearth, Darkest Hour and August Burns Red.

Suicide Silence joined up with acclaimed director David Brodsky (GWAR, The Red Chord) this past weekend to shoot a new video for the track “Bludgeoned To Death.” The clip is set to capture the band’s unrelenting, frenetic stage energy and look for a special making of the video to be released online in the coming weeks.

Mark Heylmun (guitars) states: “We just kicked off a headlining run with A Life Once Lost, Walls of Jericho and The Agony Scene, which we've been excited about for awhile. We’re stoked these awesome bands are out with us and hope all the freaks, geeks and headbangers will come party with us. We’re gonna be adding some new shit to the set as well, so come check it out!

“We also just shot a video for ‘Bludgeoned To Death’ in Brooklyn with David Brodsky, which was grueling but cool. Since we can't get gnarly in our videos without people saying its too violent or gruesome Dave managed to tame it down a bit while still getting the best out of us. We rocked as hard as we could for a good portion of that day in a dusty basement and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Keep it real and hopefully we will see you soon.”

Check out the following interview with Mark (guitars) and Mitch (vocals) from The Heavy Metal Source.

Suicide Silence w/A Life Once Lost, Walls of Jericho, The Agony Scene:
11/02 - Fifth Ave - Long Island, NY
11/03 - Harmony Grange Hall - Wilmington, DE
11/04 - Saints n Sinners Fest - Asbury Park, NJ
11/05 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
11/06 - Uncle Pleasant's - Louisville, KY
11/07 - The Madhatter - Covington, KY
11/08 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
11/09 - Quest Skatepark - Mishawaka, IN
11/10 - The Rock Box - Rockford, IL
11/11 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
11/12 - Static Bar - Kansas City, MO
11/13 - The Otherside - Tulsa, OK
11/14 - Fat Daddy's - Lewisville, TX
11/16 - The Venue - Yuma, AZ
11/17 - Jerry's Pizza - Bakersfield, CA
11/18 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
11/19 - TBA - San Francisco, CA
11/20 - Sidelines - Modesto, CA
11/21 - Trilogy Theatre - Victorville, CA
 
 
 
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The Agony Scene To Embark On The 'Dawn Of Destruction' Tour
October 24, 2007
The Agony Scene continues their unrelenting touring assault across the U.S. this Nov. as part of the Hot Topic sponsored trek dubbed “The Dawn of Destruction” tour. Joining them on this run will be Suicide Silence, A Life Once Lost and Walls of Jericho, which kicks off on Oct. 30th. This massive North American assault features a devastating lineup from top to bottom and this fan-friendly, affordably-priced tour is easily going to be one of the most talked about packages going out this fall. The group just wrapped up a month-long run as direct support to Misery Signals that kicked off the worldwide touring cycle for their much anticipated new album, 'Get Damned'.

A new track, entitled “Rapture,” was recently posted on their MySpace page. The group are also shooting a video for their song "Barn Burner" on October 26th with director Cale Glendening (Yellowcard, Black Eyed Peas) and are putting out an open call for people to come to the shoot in Tulsa, OK. The info for the shoot is as follows:

Time : 5:00pm Friday October 26th
Place : Admiral Twin Theater in Tulsa Ok.
Address : 7355 E. Easton St. Tulsa, OK 74115
http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/okadmi

Through touring with the likes of Strapping Young Lad, Himsa and Black Dahlia Murder, the band has developed a killer live show. With a revitalized sound and a new record in their arsenal, expect the unexpected when The Agony Scene hits a town near you.

The Agony Scene w/ Suicide Silence, A Life Once Lost, Walls of Jericho:
10/30 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
10/31 - Waterfront – Hoyloke, MA
11/01 - The Station - Portland, ME
11/02 - Fifth Ave - Long Island, NY
11/03 - Harmony Grange Hall - Wilmington, DE
11/04 - Saints n Sinners Fest - Asbury Park, NJ
11/05 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
11/06 - Uncle Pleasant's - Louisville, KY
11/07 - The Madhatter - Covington, KY
11/08 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
11/09 - Quest Skatepark - Mishawaka, IN
11/10 - The Rock Box - Rockford, IL
11/11 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
11/12 - Static Bar - Kansas City, MO
11/13 - The Otherside - Tulsa, OK
11/14 - Fat Daddy's - Lewisville, TX
11/16 - The Venue - Yuma, AZ
11/17 - Jerry's Pizza - Bakersfield, CA
11/18 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
11/19 - TBA - San Francisco, CA
11/20 - Sidelines - Modesto, CA
11/21 - Trilogy Theatre - Victorville, CA
 
 
 
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Suicide Silence Announce Headlining Tour, Post Video Online
October 16, 2007
Suicide Silence continues their unrelenting touring cycle this Nov. headlining the Hot Topic sponsored trek dubbed “The Dawn of Destruction” tour. Joining them on this run will be A Life Once Lost, Walls of Jericho and The Agony Scene, which kicks off on Oct. 30th. This massive North American assault features a devastating lineup from top to bottom and this fan-friendly, affordably-priced tour is easily going to be one of the most talked about packages going out this fall. .

Mitch Lucker (vocals) further comments: “So far this Unearth tour has been fucking insane! It is such a powerful tour package and so far all of the shows have been packed. This is getting us primed and ready for our upcoming headlining tour and we certainly did our best to bring you another crushing package. We want to give the kids there fucking money’s worth and we promise nobody will leave disappointed. Thanks to everyone for buying the new disc and we look forward to see you all soon.”

If you ever wanted to see what madness takes place backstage at a Suicide Silence show then just head over to this location to witness the insanity.

Suicide Silence made a huge statement to the metal world as their highly acclaimed debut offering, 'The Cleansing', entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, which marks the highest debut ever for a new Century Media artist. After being hyped by many critics and fans as the genre’s next big thing, the group are finally able to prove to everyone just how truly devastating they are with their savage, uncompromising and unrelenting new album. 'The Cleansing' is a scathing blast of sheer aggression and intensity that is bound to send shockwaves throughout the scene.

The group are currently on the road with Unearth, Darkest Hour and August Burns Red. For more info visit www.myspace.com/suicidesilence.

Suicide Silence w/ Unearth, Darkest Hour, August Burns Red:
10/17 The Warehouse - Calgary, AB
10/18 The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
10/20 The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
10/21 Kilroys - Thunder Bay, ON
10/23 Opera House - Toronto, ON
10/24 Le National - Montreal, QC
10/25 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
10/26 Mr. Smalls - Millvale, PA
10/27 Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
10/28 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT

Suicide Silence w/A Life Once Lost, Walls of Jericho, The Agony Scene:
10/30 Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
10/31 Waterfront – Hoyloke, MA
11/01 The Station - Portland, ME
11/02 Fifth Ave - Long Island, NY
11/03 Harmony Grange Hall - Wilmington, DE
11/04 Saints n Sinners Fest - Asbury Park, NJ
11/05 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
11/06 Uncle Pleasant's - Louisville, KY
11/07 The Madhatter - Covington, KY
11/08 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
11/09 Quest Skatepark - Mishawaka, IN
11/10 The Rock Box - Rockford, IL
11/11 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
11/12 Static Bar - Kansas City, MO
11/13 The Otherside - Tulsa, OK
11/14 Fat Daddy's - Lewisville, TX
11/16 The Venue - Yuma, AZ
11/17 Jerry's Pizza - Bakersfield, CA
11/18 Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
11/19 TBA - San Francisco, CA
11/20 Sidelines - Modesto, CA
11/21Trilogy Theatre - Victorville, CA
 
 
 
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The Agony Scene Announce New U.S. Tour
October 9, 2007
The Agony Scene have returned with their ferocious Century Media debut, 'Get Damned', produced by Andreas Magnusson (Black Dahlia Murder, Scarlet), which is set for an Oct. 23 release date.

The group are currently in the midst of a massive U.S. run as direct support to Misery Signals, with Emmure, Sky Eats Airplane and Born of Osiris occupying the support slots. They will immediately follow up this run by joining up with Suicide Silence, A Life Once Lost and Walls of Jericho for another U.S. trek to wrap the year up.

Absolutepunk.net has also just posted the band’s new track, “Old Scratch,” online. Check it out at this location.

Featuring a new drummer (Ryan Folden), a new label home and a renewed perspective, 'Get Damned' is as highly charged and personal a recording as you will hear from The Agony Scene.

The Agony Scene
w/ Misery Signals, Emmure, Sky Eats Airplane and Born of Osiris:
10/05 – Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Cultural Center
10/06 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
10/08 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/10 – Spokane, WA @ The Boulevard
10/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/13 – Menomonee Falls, WI @ Orchard Inn
10/14 –West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theater

w/ Suicide Silence, A Life Once Lost, Walls of Jericho:
10/30 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
11/01 - Portland, ME @ The Station
11/02 - Long Island, NY @ Fifth Ave
11/03 - Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange Hall
11/04 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Saints n Sinners Fest
11/05 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/06 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasant's
11/07 - Covington, KY @ The Madhatter
11/08 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/09 - Mishawaka, IN @ Quest Skatepark
11/10 - Rockford, IL @ The Rock Box
11/11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
11/12 - Kansas City, MO @ Static Bar
11/13 - Tulsa, OK @ The Otherside
11/14 - Lewisville, TX @ Fat Daddy's

For more information and tour dates, check out www.myspace.com/agonyscene.
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Tulsa, OK
MEMBERS:
Michael Williams (vocals)
Chris Emmons (guitar)
Steven Kaye (guitar)
Brian Hodges (bass)
Brent Masters (drums)

Think you've heard all the twists Metalcore has to offer as the increasingly-overstuffed genre kicks and screams its way skyward from the underbelly of the do-it-yourself network and into more “mainstream” outlets? Do you find yourself wondering if there's anything left to contribute to the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal? Well, while the rest of the world was busy chewing all the flesh from the bones of the scream-sing scene's cadaver, The Agony Scene decided to square themselves away in a Deliverance-worthy environment, buckle down and reinvent the wheel. And now they've emerged with a sharpened musical battle-axe called The Darkest Red, an album poised to crack the contents of each and every spectator's skull all over the floor. "We are really, really proud of this album," declares drummer (and co-founding member) Brent Masters. "When we wrote The Darkest Red, we weren't taking much of an influence from anybody. We were just writing parts that felt good to us." "We have new members and you can hear everybody's input,” adds singer Mike Williams, not to be confused with the EyeHateGod screamer of the same name. “We put a lot into this record because we were trying to break away from being The Agony Scene that everyone knew." The band's self-titled debut (produced by Killswitch Engage's Adam D.) was filled with promise, but admittedly saw them wearing their Swedish Death Metal and dissonance-soaked hardcore influences on their sleeves. It was a solid start... But with this new album, their first since reforming with a recharged lineup after a rocky breakup, The Agony Scene have fully come into their own. The Darkest Red fuses crusty-punk dissonance, crushingly brutal breakdowns, European metallic-harmony, a bit of melodic singing and pulverizing rhythms like never before. The entire proceedings have been injected with a disharmonic breadth and expansive destruction. The album's title track captures the fresh energy from the first time Williams, Masters, and longtime guitarist Chris Emmons hit the practice space with new bassist Brian Hodges and new guitarist Steve Kaye after a hiatus that included the birth of Williams' first child. "The title track is the first thing we wrote - we were trying to go in a new direction and it was our first attempt at making our own thing," explains Williams. "We were all so thrilled to be in a room playing together. That song is the most defining for us as a band." "Screams Turn To Silence" is another standout track. The album's first single, "Prey," is the fruit of the band laboring to perfect their skills, with its adept blend of melody and heavy barrage. "We've really developed our own sound. We've gotten all musicians together that really click, as far as playing, and our music naturally matured as a result of finding that right combination," Masters says. "It's what I've always thought The Agony Scene should sound like in my mind," he adds. It's a vision that new producer Rob Caggiono (Cradle Of Filth) was able to bring to light with his emphasis on eliciting top-notch performances. "Rob's a total workaholic and he wouldn't accept anything other than our absolute best," beams Williams. It's all a sonic brew that could not have been birthed anywhere other than the middle of nowhere. Heavy metal, sweat-soaked hardcore and punk rock have all enjoyed plenty of contributions from Europe and coastal North America: areas that have produced genre-defining bands, to be sure, but have alternately been burdened by an even larger glut of cannibalizing copycats taking their cues from each other rather than true life experience and inspiration. Unless you're looking to work at Whirlpool or State Farm Insurance there's not much to do in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The town where the American Indian population ended the infamous "Trail Of Tears" in 1836 is desolate, isolating, and of little comfort to the artistically inclined. "Mike and I have been in bands together since I was thirteen, and growing up where we did, it made our mindset different, our sense of humor, a lot of things," explains Masters. "I don't want to bash anyone from bigger cities with more of a music scene, but basically, we don't have 'peers' where we come from. There is really no heavy music scene. We write music for ourselves as opposed to latching onto a bandwagon," adds Williams. "We were trying to create something out of nothing. What we write is honest.” Welcome to The Agony Scene. Welcome to the very loud sound of the American waste.