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Summer Of Wolves
6/26/2007
 
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The Minor Times Finalize Touring Plans
September 21, 2007
Pennsylvania hardcore heavyweights The Minor Times are currently finalizing fall touring plans with Engineer. Encompassing much of October, the two bands will hit the East Coast before returning home. Continuing to support their latest record, 'Summer of Wolves,' this marks the first major touring stint for the The Minor Times since the album's release late in June. Recorded with producer Vince Ratti (Bury Your Dead, A Life Once Lost). Check out the albums in-depth artwork in eCard form here.

In other The Minor Times news, the band will be releasing a limited edition 7" split with Rosetta via Relapse Records. The band had the following to say about it: "Relapse Records is going to be releasing a limited edition 7" with us and our friends Rosetta," the band says. "The record will feature two brand new tracks from us not available anywhere else. If you're not familiar with Rosetta, head over to their page, those guys are incredible. Needless to say, we're pretty floored to have a record coming out on Prosthetic and a 7" on Relapse with a great band."

The Minor Times w/ Engineer:

10/12 Rochester, NY – The Elixir
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA – The Lilypad
10/14 Indianapolis, IN - TBA
10/15 Louisville, KY – The Keswick Democratic Club
10/16 Memphis, TN – The Dregs
10/17 Baton Rouge, LA – Government Street
10/18 New Orleans, LA – Broadmoor House
10/19 Hattiesburg, MI - TBA
10/20 Atlanta, GA - TBA
10/21 Charleston, SC – Cumberland’s
10/22 Charlotte, NC – Lunchbox Records
10/23 Virginia Beach, VA – Gil’s
10/24 Washington, DC – The Red and The Black
10/25 Baltimore, MD – The Talking Head
10/26 Torrington, CT – Metropolis Records
10/27 Binghamton, NY – Binghamton University’s Old Union West Lounge
 
 
 
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The Minor Times Streaming E-card Available Online
June 28, 2007
Pennsylvania's hardcore stalwarts The Minor Times have uploaded an E-card for the band's brand new album, 'Summer of Wolves', hit stores June 26 through Prosthetic Records. The e-card features the album in its entirety and showcases the record's artwork.

In other The Minor Times news: "Relapse records is going to be releasing a limited edition 7" with us and our friends Rosetta," the band says. "The record will feature two brand new tracks from us not available anywhere else. If you're not familiar with Rosetta, head over to their Myspace page, those guys are incredible. Needless to say, we're pretty floored to have a record coming out on Prosthetic and a 7" on Relapse with a great band."

In addition, The Minor Times recently parted ways with guitarist Lou Millinghausen on good terms. "Lou has been playing with us for some time now and was instrumental in the song writing process for 'Summer of Wolves," the band previously said. "We love the guy to death and will miss him a lot. Instead of searching for a replacement, we've simply decided that Tim will now handle all the guitar duties in the band. We have been practicing with this arrangement for over a month now and feel very comfortable with the idea of presenting it everywhere this entire summer. We've got a ton of shows coming up followed by four weeks of tour with our good friends Engineer."

The release of 'Summer of Wolves', is the follow-up to 'Making Enemies', which saw a 2004 release via Level Plane Records and was re-released in 2005 through Prosthetic Records. Producer Vince Ratti (Bury Your Dead, A Life Once Lost) returned again to record the record with the band last winter. It will be mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Converge).
 
 
 
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The Minor Times Book Shows In Support Of Album
May 7, 2007
Pennsylvania hardcore act The Minor Times has booked several shows in May and is looking for help booking a few in June in support of the band's forthcoming record 'Summer of Wolves', due out June 26 through Prosthetic Records. If you book shows in the Northeast and can help out with shows for June 23 and 24, please contact theminortimes@hotmail.com. The band will also appear at the Brotherly Shove Fest in Philadelphia at the Trocadero, in addition to playing shows with Ed Gein, Turmoil, Architect and Engineer among others.

The release of 'Summer of Wolves', is the follow-up to 'Making Enemies', which saw a 2004 release via Level Plane Records and a 2005 re-release through Prosthetic Records. Producer Vince Ratti (Bury Your Dead, A Life Once Lost) returned once again to record the album with the band, which was tracked last winter and will be mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Converge). The Mark Price-penned artwork is available for preview here.

In the meantime, The Minor Times has unveiled a brand new track, entitled "Casket City Lights," from the forthcoming record on the band's MySpace page and pre-orders for the record are available here.

The Minor Times Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/04 Utica, NY – Skate-a-Rama (w/ Architect, Revisionist, Seagrave, Mammoth Hunter)
5/05 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Community Center (w/ Turmoil, Ed Gein, End of A Year)
5/18 Collegeville, PA – Perkiomen Township Firehall (w/ The Arrangement, Caspian, Beorn, Aunteater)
5/19 Doylestown, PA – Siren Records (w/ Engineer, Cosmonaut, Knife The Glitter)
5/20 Baltimore, MD – Charm City (w/ Engineer, Aphelion, Casket, Helping Hand)
6/22 Brooklyn, NY – The Walter Street Lounge (w/ Rosetta)
6/23 TBA (w/ Rosetta)
6/24 TBA (w/ Rosetta)
7/08 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero (Brotherly Shove Fest w/ A Life Once Lost, Starkweather)
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2002
HOME TOWN: Lansdale
MEMBERS:
Brendan McAndrew - Vocals
Brian Medlin - Drums
Matt Leo - Bass
Tim Leo – Guitar

For the well-initiated in the hardcore scene, Pennsylvania’s THE MINOR TIMES are a welcomed throwback to a genre that once showcased intelligent lyrics, technical yet jarring riffs and unyielding passion behind the music over heavy-handed breakdowns and straightforward lyrics. Having graced multiple Hellfests, a plethora of venues, boasting a relentless DIY attitude and staying undoubtedly hardcore by nature, THE MINOR TIMES has already successfully proved that bands can tour with the likes of Dead To Fall, Ed Gein and Drowningman, yet still stay rooted enough to pour as much passion their live show at New England Metalfest as they do in the dingy confines of a VFW hall.

After releasing the Chris Chambers Never Misses EP in 2002, THE MINOR TIMES followed that up with a 2004 release of Making Enemies via Level Plane Records, quickly catching the ears of hardcore diehards across the country, as well as garnering critical praise and ultimately landing a 2005 re-release of the record through Prosthetic Records. Now, with a few more years and an abundance of shows already in the books, THE MINOR TIMES is ready to release Summer of Wolves, an eagerly-awaited release brimming with ferocity and passion that is matched in quantity, and quality, only by the jarring and technical riffs and the unrelenting screams of frontman Brendan McAndrew.

Summer of Wolves showcases creative, unconventional song structures and uncommon ideals as much as it does caustic, pissed off hardcore angst. Showcasing the ability to pace themselves across the record’s length and somehow still pulling off the 8-minute “This Is The Blues” alongside more turbo-charged two- and three-minute anthems like “+ + +” and “Bring In The Suit” and “Firespitter,” THE MINOR TIMES proves that there’s still plenty of room for intelligence, creativity and ingenuity within the confines of an easily pigeonhole-able genre.

Spanning 41 minutes across 11 tracks, Summer of Wolves is a more than worthy follow-up to Making Enemies, sure to keep fans already on the band’s side happy, while still catching newcomers’ ears…and eyes. With detailed artwork and layout from artist Mark Price, mastering from Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Mastodon, Converge) and a crystal clear recording from returning producer Vince Ratti (A Life Once Lost, Bury Your Dead), Summer of Wolves is a complete package, necessitating a hard copy in the digital age.