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The Classic Struggle Offers Tour And Album Update
May 12, 2008
South Carolina metalcore band The Classic Struggle are set to join up with With Dead Hands Rising and A Breath Before Surfacing before finishing work on their follow up to 2005’s highly acclaimed Ironclad Recordings debut, 'Feel Like Hell'.

Here’s what the band had to say: “What’s up everybody?! We have good news and bad news. We’ll start with the band news. Once again we have to cancel about 2 1/2 weeks of tour dates due to being broke ass motherfuckers! With gas prices going up and the job market being dead at home, it’s just not possible for us to make it to the west coast and back. We have full intentions right now of jumping back on the With Dead Hands Rising CD release tour and finishing the east coast dates, as long as our funds hold up. We’ll keep you posted!

Now for the GOOD news! The guitar tracks, along with the rest of our tracks for the new album are now finished! It’s in the process of being mixed and things are finally rolling in the right direction. I know we’ve said this before about four months ago, but it’s for real this time! After the With Dead Hands Rising tour, we’ll be taking some time off to focus on getting the record out and then getting back on the road to bring the new record to you and make up for all of our cancellations! We want all of you to know that we’ve been trying hard to make everything happen; it’s just been fucking tough lately! We’ll see you soon! Stay metal!”

The Classic Struggle tour dates
w/ With Dead Hands Rising, A Breath Before Surfacing:
05/17 - Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
05/18 - Panama City, FL @ Beamers
05/20 - Orlando, FL @ Island Oasis
05/21 - Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
05/22 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
05/23 - Valdosta, GA @ Vito's Rock N Roll Pizza
05/24 - Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
05/25 - Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
05/26 - Arden, NC @ Graffiti Music Hall
05/27 - Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
05/28 - Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
05/29 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
05/30 - Wheeling, WV @ Yesterday's Draught House
05/31 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies Inner City
06/02 - LaPorte, IN @ The Next Level
06/03 - Muncie, IN @ The Laughing Pad
06/04 - Springfield, IL @ The Black Sheep Cafe
06/05 - Rockford, IL @ The Wire
06/06 - Manitowac, WI @ The Attic
06/07 - Rodgers, MN @ Showcase Skatepark
06/08 - Chicago, IL @ Cafe Duval
06/09 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
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HOME TOWN: Myrtle Beach, SC
Tim Zlinsky - Vocals
Brandon Collins - Guitar
Chris Grant - Guitar
Justin Blakey - Bass
Tyler Solnosky - Drums

In May of 2002, Tim Zlinsky (vocals), Tyler Solnosky (drums), Justin Blakey (bass), Brandon Collins (guitar) and Austin Floyd (guitar) formed what is now The Classic Struggle. Spawning from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the band set out to let everyone know who they were and what they were about by touring constantly throughout the east coast and Midwest with bands like Escape Grace, My Bitter End, and The Odd Project.

In late 2003, Austin Floyd parted ways in return adding Jason Shuping on guitar. Shortly after, the band got signed to Ironclad/Metal Blade Records, run by Unearth frontman Trevor Phipps and released their debut album, Feel Like Hell in August of 2005. In 2006, Shuping left the band and they got Chris Grant, a long time friend and fan of the band. Since then, they have written their sophomore effort Bring Back the Glory due out in August of 2008.

Throughout the years The Classic Struggle have been through thick and thin, making sacrifices and living up to their band name. The Classic Struggle is known for their energetic live performances and their "heavy as hell" reputation all around the United States. Having shared the stage with Every Time I Die, Unearth, Soilent Green, Malevolent Creation, Lamb of God, Fear Factory, Meshuggah, Ministry and many more, their mixture of European thrash, metal and hardcore has caught the eyes of many throughout the country and with their 2005 release Feel Like Hell out and Bring Back the Glory hitting the stores in the fall, the rest of the metal world will see what this metal onslaught will have to offer.