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Haste The Day Announce Farewell Tour
December 16, 2010

Metalcore titans Haste The Day recently announced that after 10 years of genre leading albums and nonstop touring they would be calling it a day. Now the band announces their final tour - a 32 city trek - with support from Mychildren Mybride, The Chariot and A Plea For Purging, giving US and Canadian fans a final chance to see the band perform live.

With five full-length albums totaling more than a quarter million records sold, Haste The Day has become one of the most enduring and influential acts in the genre. Armed with highly talented new lineup, the band's latest album, Attack of the Wolf King has reinvigorated the band's fanbase, causing it to debut at #74 on the Billboard Top 200.

Tour dates are as follows:
Jan 28 - St Paul MN @ Mr Chan Presents
Jan 29 - Des Monies IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Jan 30 - Wichita KS @ Oz Cafe
Jan 31 - Denver CO @ Marquis Theater
Feb 01 - Salt Lake City UT @ Club Sound
Feb 03 - Seattle WA @ El Corazon
Feb 04 - Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Feb 05 - Orangevale CA @ The Boardwalk
Feb 07 - Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
Feb 08 - San Diego CA @ Soma Stageside
Feb 09 - Mesa AZ @ Nile Theater
Feb 11 - Lubbock TX @ Jake's Sports Cafe
Feb 12 - Dallas TX @ The Door
Feb 13 - Austin TX @ Emo's
Feb 14 - San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
Feb 15 - Houston TX @ Warehouse Live
Feb 16 - Pensacola FL @ American Legion Post 133
Feb 18 - St Petersburg FL @ State Theater
Feb 19 - Orlando FL @ The Social
Feb 20 - Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade
Feb 21 - Birmingham AL @ Zydeco
Feb 22 - Memphis TN @ New Daisy Theater
Feb 23 - St Louis MO @ Fubar
Feb 24 - Chicago IL @ Bottom Lounge
Feb 25 - Cleveland OH @ Peabody's Downunder
Feb 26 - Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
Feb 27 - Pittsburgh PA @ Alter Bar
Mar 01 - Montreal QC @ Underworld
Mar 02 - London ON @ Rum Runners
Mar 03 - Toronto ON @ The Annex Wreck Room
Mar 04 - Syracuse NY @ The Lost Horizon
Mar 05 - Philadelphia PA @ The First Unitarian Church
Mar 06 - New York NY @ Gramercy Theater
Mar 07 - Richmond VA @ Canal Club
Mar 09 - Columbus OH @ The Basement
Mar 10 - Louisville KY @ Expo Five

 
 
 
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Norma Jean Signs To Razor & Tie, New Album In 2010
November 6, 2009
Acclaimed post-hardcore xtian rockers Norma Jean has signed with Razor & Tie and plans a 2010 album release. The band will headline the "Explosions 2009" US tour in late November through December. Norma Jean will play their breakthrough album 'Bless The Martyr and Kiss the Child' in its entirety on select dates. This is the band's first headlining trek since the Fall of last year and boasts an impressive lineup - Horse The Band, The Chariot and Arsonists Get All The Girls - with a few surprises from the powerful live band. In January Norma Jean will head into the studio to record a new album for a 2010 summer release.

Cory Brandan
of Norma Jean comments, "If we didn't sign to Razor & Tie, I think we would have gone on a killing spree, with no regard for life or limb. I think for the first time in our career, upon presenting our ideas, we get to hear the word "yes" more often. It's like discovering an unknown tribe on a distant island. Except we're the tribe and we don't know your language. Plus we have spears and swords and we're cannibals. Either way, we're insanely animated about R&T showing up and want to try on their Nike Air Jordans."

Norma Jean
- Explosion 2009 Tour Dates
Featuring Horse The Band, The Chariot, Arsonists Get All The Girls:
11/19 - New Orleans, LA - The Hangar
11/20 - Houston, TX - Meridian
11/21 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
11/22 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Door
11/24 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
11/25 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
11/27 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
11/28 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
11/29 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
11/30 - Boise, ID - The Venue
12/01 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
12/02 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
12/04 - St. Paul, MN - Station Four
12/05 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
12/06 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
12/07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
12/08 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
12/09 - Montreal, QC - Tulipe
12/11 - New York, NY - Gramercy
12/12 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
12/13 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
12/14 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
12/15 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
12/17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
12/18 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater
12/19 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade

Follow Norma Jean Online:
http://www.myspace.com/normajean, http://twitter.com/NormaJeanband,
http://www.facebook.com/normajean, http://www.youtube.com/user/antimother.
 
 
 
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Oh, Sleeper Announce Co-Headline Tour With The Chariot
September 14, 2009
Xtian screamo unit, Oh, Sleeper, has announced a co-headlining tour with fellow bible thumpers The Chariot for this October. The Texas based band recently released their sophomore full-length, 'Son Of The Morning.'

The band is currently on tour as main support to Every Time I Die and Bring Me The Horizon which will run until October 11th. Dates for the Every Time I Die tour can be viewed at www.myspace.com/ohsleeper.

'Son Of The Morning' is the follow up to the band’s 2007 debut, 'When I Am God' (Solid State Records), which scanned over 25,000 copies in the U.S. The new album is a epic concept work, centered around nothing less than the final battle between the devil and God.

The band recently released a video trailer for the title track which can be viewed below.

Co-headline Tour Dates w/ The Chariot:
10/12 - Crofton, MD - MACC
10/13 - Altoona, PA - Eldolyn Terrace
10/15 - Raleigh, NC - The Brewery
10/16 - Montgomery, AL - The Furnished
10/17 - East Ridge, TN - The Warehouse
10/20 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
10/21 - Evansville, IN - Boney Junes
10/22 - Toledo, OH - Frankies
10/23 - Mt Clemens, MI - Hayloft
10/24 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater
10/25 - Orland Park, IL - Mojoes Coffee House
10/26 - Herrin, IL - Hitt’s
10/29 - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
10/30 - Little Rock AR - The Village
10/31 - Claremore, OK - The Tree
11/01 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Ballroom
 
 
 
 
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AGATG Announce Tour With Norma Jean, HORSE the band
September 10, 2009
Santa Cruz, CA's eccentric road warriors, Arsonists Get All The Girls, keep the pedal to the metal as they announce that they will be joining up with Norma Jean, Horse The Band and The Chariot for a massive North American fall tour. The trek, which kicks off on Nov. 19th, is the group’s fourth U.S. run this year in support of their critically acclaimed new album, 'Portals', which was released this past spring.

You can catch Arsonists Get All The Girls on the road now throughout North America with It Dies Today. Head over to http://www.myspace.com/agatg now to view their complete touring itinerary.

Arthur Alvarez
(guitars) states: “We are very excited to be going out with bands that all of us have looked up to for years. Norma Jean and Horse the Band have been a huge influence on our musical careers and we now get to share the stage with them every night. The Chariot's new album is amazing and we are pumped to see them with their incredible live show that we have heard so much about. We feel this package has a great mix of bands and everyone is bringing their own flavor to the table, so make sure you do not miss out.

“Right now we are out with It Dies Today and The Destro on the RoboCop vs Prince tour! It is shaping up to be an amazing tour. We will be playing a bunch of new songs off our new album 'Portals', so we hope you are all looking forward to that as much as we are. Be sure to come out and the support the rest of the bands as well since It Dies Today has not toured in a few years. We promise to make it a night to remember.”

AGATG
and MetalSucks are ecstatic to team back up to present the masses with the exclusive worldwide debut of the group’s new video for the track, “The 42nd Ego,” which can be viewed now at this location. This is a frenetic performance clip that perfectly encapsulates the band’s captivating and unrelenting stage show.

Arsonists Get All The Girls
are back with a brand new effort called 'Portals' which has been highly anticipated from fans and press alike. The album was recorded by Zack Ohren (As Blood Runs Black, All Shall Perish) and features 11 grinders like “My Cup’s Half Empty” and “Violence in Fluid –Triceratops”.

Arsonists Get All The Girls
w/ It Dies Today, Awaken Demons:
09/10 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
09/11 - Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
09/12 - The Loft @ The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
09/13 - School Of Rock - South Hackensack, NJ
09/14 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
09/16 - Hooligans - Jacksonville, NC
09/17 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
09/18 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
09/19 - Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL
09/21 - Juanita’s - Little Rock, AR
09/22 - King of Clubs - Claremore, OK
09/23 - Red Room @ Meridian - Houston, TX
09/24 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
09/25 - Trees - Dallas, TX
09/27 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
09/28 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
09/30 - The Sets - Phoenix, AZ
10/01 - The Whiskey - Los Angeles, CA
10/04 - Red Electric - Las Vegas, NV
10/06 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
10/07 - The Oz - Wichita, KS
10/08 - Fubar - St. Louis, MO
10/09 - Doug’s Rockhouse - Aurora, IL
10/10 - Harpos - Detroit, MI
10/11 - Unity Lodge - Kenosha, WI
10/14 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
10/15 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
10/16 - Mohawk - Buffalo, NY
10/17 - Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
10/18 - Underworld - Montreal, QC
 
 
 
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The Human Abstract To Launch U.S. Headline Tour In April
February 16, 2009
Modern Prog-melodic rockers, The Human Abstract, fresh from completing separate tours with Trivium, All That Remains, Japanese rockers Dir En Grey, and most recently having just wrapped this week, As I Lay Dying, is now preparing to embark on yet another jaunt, this time a series of European dates with Protest the Hero and The Chariot.

The Human Abstract will then head out on a U.S. headlining tour in the spring with Oh, Sleeper, Iwrestledabearonce, and Vanna opening. The tour kicks off April 30 in Anaheim, California at Chain Reaction. The full list of dates is available below.

The Human Abstract UK Tour Dates
w/ Protest the Hero, and The Chariot:
2/27 - Karlsruhe, Germany – Stadtmitte
2/28 - Koln, Germany – Underground
3/01 - Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
3/02 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziekodroom
3/03 - Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
3/04 - Leeds, UK – Rios
3/05 - Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
3/06 - Sheffield, UK – Corporation
3/07 - Nottingham, UK – Rock City
3/08 - Milton Keynes, UK – The Pitz Club
3/09 - London, UK – Underworld
3/10 - Nijmegen, Holland – Doornroosje
3/11 - Paris, France – Batofar
3/12 - Lyon, France – Double Six
3/13 - Barcelona, Spain – Rocksound
3/14 - Madrid, Spain – Ritmo Y Compas
3/15 - Lisboa, Portugal – Music Box
3/16 - Basque, Spain – TBA Venue
3/17 - Colmar, France – Le Grillen
3/18 - Aarau, Switzerland – KiFF
3/19 - Rome, Italy – Init
3/20 - Bologna, Italy – Estragon
3/21 - Henndorf bei Salzburg, Austria – Wallerseehalle [Spring Metal Fest]
3/22 - Prague, Czech Republic – Futurum
3/23 - Munchen, Germany – Feierwerk
3/24 - Berlin, Germany – Magnet
3/26 - Riga, Latvia – Melna Piektdiena
3/27 - Tallinn, Estonia – Tapper
3/29 - Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi [w/ The Chariot ONLY]

The Human Abstract U.S. Headlining Tour Dates
w/ Oh, Sleeper, Iwrestledabearonce, Vanna:
4/30 - Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
5/01 - San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage
5/02 - Phoenix, AZ – Phix Gallery
5/03 - Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
5/05 - Dallas, TX – The Door
5/06 - Houston, TX – The Java Jazz
5/07 - Metairie, LA – High Ground
5/08 - Orlando, FL – The Social
5/09 - Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
5/10 - Charlotte, NC – The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
5/12 - Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
5/14 - Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
5/15 - Montreal, QC – Underground
5/16 - Toronto, ON – Reverb
5/17 - Pontiac, MI – Mill Street Entry
5/19 - Tinley Park, IL – Mojoes Rock House
5/20 - St. Louis, MO – FUBAR
5/22 - Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
5/23 - Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon Theater
5/25 - Modesto, CA – Modesto Virtual
5/26 - Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s
5/27 - Fresno, CA – The Exit
5/28 - Hollywood, CA – Knitting Factory Hollywood

For more information on The Human Abstract, visit www.myspace.com/thehumanabstract.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2003
HOME TOWN: Douglasville, GA
MEMBERS:
Joshua Scogin (vocals)
Keller Harbin (guitar)
The Taco (guitar)
Josh Beiser (bass)
Jeff Carter (drums)

Mention Furnace Fest 2002 to any die-hard Norma Jean fan, and theyll recall the event with no hesitation. The band, in the midst of releasing their critically acclaimed masterpiece, Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child, seemed to be at the peak of their game. There was a real sense of anticipation in the air, not questioning the bands success, but instead attempting to fathom how enormous that success would obviously become. It seemed nothing could go wrong for the group in those moments as they walked on to the stage accompanied with a flurry of elated cheers. As the energetic set came to a close though, beloved frontman Josh Scogin made an announcement that would not only shock the audience, but stun his bandmates as well. Scogin, in the midst of all the young bands success, left the group that day as confident as he came in, departing with one final elegant bow, a stage full of tears, and thousands of questions: why? I wish I had some great story about a big fight or aliens or something,Scogin explains today in light-hearted jest, but really it was just something that I felt led to do. Talking to Scogin today makes one wonder if the charismatic vocalist even fathoms what sort of impact he created that day in Birmingham, Alabama; or anytime he takes the stage for that matter. Takes being the operative word here, because Scogin, to the delight of fans everywhere, has returned. Now leading a group of five Douglasville, GA natives, collectively known as The Chariot, Scogins fresh start into musicality is something he actually looks forward to, even if he must begin a few steps behind the success he had garnered with Norma Jean. Creating something out of nothingIt is the basic concept of art, he elaborates. I love it. As Scogins legacy precedes him though, The Chariot is far from starting from nothing. The buzz behind The Chariot has been floating through hardcore music circles since its formation, even before their first live performance. So imagine how that buzz escalated following an onslaught of complete musical brutality, stage acrobatics and utter chaos, otherwise known as The Chariots live show. But the band is not just hype, and their 10-song debut album is set to prove that to the world. Produced by Matt Goldman in Atlanta, Georgia, Everything Is Alive, Everything is Breathing, Nothing is Dead and Nothing is Bleeding, will astound listeners with its perpetual brutality, if not its lengthy title. I dont strive for long titles, Scogin explains. I do make sure that every single title has purpose and meaning though. The album title is pretty much just trying to break away from the dead, dying, bleeding, bloody, stabbing, killing, shooting, hand grenading, dagger throwing, fire burning, flesh eating you get the idea. It is just trying to say that life is actually okay. Theres no doubt with an astounding debut release, brilliant live performances and plans to remain on the road as much as possible, The Chariots future is looking better than okay. Besides his wish for non-stop touring, Scogins expectations remain as unassuming as his southern drawl will lead you to believe. Probably one year from today we will be in Douglasville, he imagines. Most likely eating barbeque, drinking sweet tea. As far as the debut release, I just hope that it can bring joy to peoples ears, and a smile to their face.