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Free mp3 Download From The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
December 6, 2008
As an early holiday present to their fans, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are offering a free download of their brand new song “Pen and Paper” on their official fan group site. The Florida melodic-rockers posted this bulletin on their MySpace today:

“Want an early present? Have you been good? Then mosey on over to The Alliance community section of for a free download of the track "Pen & Paper " from RJA' s upcoming album 'Lonely Road' (02/03/09) right now.

Just go a little down and to the right, and it's right there in the music section waiting for you. Play loud and tell all your friends. Happy Holidays from RJA!”

Tour dates:
12/07 - Ford Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL (97X Next Big Thing 8)
12/09 - Amos' Southend - Charlotte, NC (WEND X-Mas Show)
12/10 - The National - Richmond, VA (WDYC Snow Ball)
12/13 - Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Taking Back Sunday)
12/14 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI (The Night 89X Stole Christmas)
12/16 - The Station - Portland, ME (w/ Lost On Liftoff)
12/19 - Dothan Arena - Dothan, AL - Jingle Bell Rock 2008
01/09 - Floyd's Music Store - Tallahassee, FL (w/ American Science, Stages & Stereo, Tickle Me Pink, The Becoming, And Then There Was You, Vega Under Fire)
01/10 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
01/12 - The Marquee - Tulsa, OK
01/13 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
01/15 - People's - Des Moines, IA
01/16 - The Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI
01/17 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
01/21 - 20th Century Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
01/23 - The Omni - Toledo, OH
01/24 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
01/25 - Mr. Small's Theater - Millvale, PA
01/30 - Hooligans - Jacksonville, NC
01/31 - Jester's Pub - Fayetteville, NC
02/03 - Freebird Live - Jacksonville, FL
02/04 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
02/06 - Java Jazz - Spring,TX
02/07 - The Pontiac Garage - Dallas,TX
02/21 - RNA Showgrounds - Brisbane, AU (Soundwave Festival)
02/22 - Sydney Entertainment Center - Sydney, AU (Soundwave Festival)
02/27 - Melbourne Showgrounds - Melbourne, AU (Soundwave Festival)
02/28 - Bonython Park - Adelaide, AU (Soundwave Festival)
03/02 - Steel Blue Oval - Perth, AU (Soundwave Festival)
03/05 - Alabang Town Center - Manila, PH
03/06 - Greenbelt - Manila, PH
03/07 - Glorietta Mall - Manila, PH
03/08 - Trinoma - Manila, PH
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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Release G n' R Influenced Song
October 23, 2008
Pop-soaked rockers, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, have just uploaded their new single, “You Better Pray” on their Imeem and MySpace profiles this morning. With its Guns-N-Roses-flavored riffing and hard-rock rhythms, the track will surprise fans of the Florida band. Check out the song below.

'You Better Pray" will be included on the band’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled album which will hit stores in early 2009.
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Saw IV Soundtrack Details Revealed
October 2, 2007
When we were choosing songs for the Saw IV soundtrack, we asked ourselves, What kind of music would the Saw characters Jigsaw and Amanda listen to? reveals Jonathan Scott Miller, principal of Artists Addiction Records, which will issue the 'Saw IV Original Soundtrack' on CD and as a digital release October 23, 2007. An extended digital release will follow in November.

The answer to this pivotal question, as any fan of the hit Saw film series would guess, are the dangerous, dramatic strains of hard rock, metal and industrial music. These sounds are represented on 'Saw IV Original Soundtrack' by giants of those genres.

Aside from occupying a certain punishing position on the sonic spectrum, many of these acts also have in common an abiding love for all things Saw. Attests Miller. A lot of these artists are huge fans of the franchise, and their music really relates to it. He points out that Solidium are also devotees of modern horror films in general and that Oxygen is so enamored of the Saw series that their contribution to 'Saw IV Original Soundtrack' (Do You Want to Play a Game) takes its title and thematic thrust directly from the films. Moreover, 'Saw IV Original Soundtrack' is itself an inspired by collection. Aside from Just Begun, an excerpt form Charlie Clousers score, the songs comprising this companion piece are not heard in the film; instead, their selection was inspired by the film.

For Miller, the presence of Clouser, whose indelible work on the Saw movies has landed him in the upper echelon of 21st-century film composers, is definitely a selling point of the Saw IV soundtrack. Says Miller: A lot of people who dont really know him from his Nine Inch Nails days are now major fans of Charlies music. We feel very lucky to have him on the soundtrack.

Still, the 'Saw IV Original Soundtrack' entry perhaps closest to the soundtrack producers heart is Nitzer Ebbs Payroll. Hearing something new from Nitzer Ebb is a thrill, Miller confides. But getting something new from them for this album is something I never could have imagined.

'Saw IV Original Soundtrack' Track List:

(In No Particular Order)

1. Nitzer Ebb - "Payroll" (JohnO Mix)

2. Ministry - "Life Is Good"

3. Skinny Puppy - "Spasmolytic" [Deftones Remix (Habitual Mix)]

4. Sixx: A.M. - "Tomorrow"

5. Drowning Pool - "Shame"

6. Avenged Sevenfold - "Eternal Rest"*

7. From Autumn To Ashes - "On The Offensive"

8. Submersed - "Better Think Again"

9. Saosin - "Collapse"

10. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "Misery Loves Its Company"

11. Every Time I Die - "Werewolf"

12. Dope Stars Inc. - "Beatcrusher"

13. Emilie Autumn - "Dead Is the New Alive"

14. The Human Abstract - "Crossing the Rubicon"*

15. The Red Chord - "Dead Prevailed"

16. Fueled by Fire - "Thrash Is Back"

17. Solidium - "Trapped"

18. Oxygen - "Do You Want To Play A Game"

19. Charlie Clouser - "Just Begun"*#

20. Collinz Room - "Just Another Day"**

21. The Absence - "Dead And Gone"**

*Exclusive CD Only Tracks

** Exclusive Digital Only Tracks

*# Exclusive CD/Extended Digital Release Only Tracks
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T.R.J.A goes G.O.L.D
December 4, 2006
Virgin Records rock quintet THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS debut album DONT YOU FAKE IT has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales exceeding a half-million copies, the label announced today. The album was released just 4 months ago on July 18, 2006, and entered the Billboard Top 200 national album sales chart at #25.
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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus: New Video Debut
June 5, 2006
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will debut the video for their first single Face Down on MTV2s video debut program Unleashed all day today, June 5th. "Face Down" is a concept video based on the song's lyrical content, which tackles the issue of Domestic Violence in a effort to raise awareness. The clip was directed by Texan director Paul Minor (James Blunt, BT, Louis XIV, Funeral For a Friend).

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will release their debut Virgin album, Don't You Fake It, on July 18th. The album was produced by David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Hawthorne Heights, Elvis Presleys historic Elv1s retrospective). Supporting their album release, RJA will be touring non-stop through the entire summer, with gigs in the south and at New Yorks Continental through June 11th , then joining the Vans Warped Tour from late June through mid-August. Check out the tour dates below:

Tue 6/6 Tallahassee, FL Floyds
Wed 6/7 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Fri 6/9 Norfolk, VA Norva Theatre
Sun 6/11 New York, NY Continental

Thu 6/22 Jacksonville Fairgrounds Jacksonville , FL
Fri 6/23 Vinoy Park Tampa , FL
Sat 6/24 Bicentennial Park Miami , FL
Sun 6/25 Tinker Field Orlando , FL
Mon 6/26 Exchange Park Charleston , SC
Tue 7/18 Thunderbird Stadium Vancouver , BC
Thu 7/20 Race City Speedway Calgary , AB
Sat 7/22 Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City , UT
Sun 7/23 Invesco Field Denver , CO
Tue 7/25 Bank Pavilion St. Louis , MO
Wed 7/26 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati , OH
Thu 7/27 Post-Gazette Pavilion Pittsburgh , PA
Fri 7/28 Verizon Wireless Noblesville , IN
Sat 7/29 Co-America Park Detroit , MI
Sun 7/30 Tweeter Center Tinley Park , IL
Tue 8/1 Darien Lakes Fields Buffalo , NY
Wed 8/2 Fitchburg Airport Fitchburg , MA
Thu 8/3 Tweeter Center Camden , NJ
Fri 8/4 Ford Pavilion Scranton , PA
Sat 8/5 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale , NY
Sun 8/6 Englishtown Raceway Englishtown , NJ
Tue 8/8 Verizon Wireless Charlotte , NC
Wed 8/9 Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach , VA
Thu 8/10 Nissan Pavilion Bristow , VA
Fri 8/11 Tower City Amphitheatre Cleveland , OH
Sat 8/12 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto , ON
Sun 8/13 Parc Jean Drapeau Montreal , QC
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HOME TOWN: Jacksonville, FL
Ronnie Winter - Lead Vocals
Duke Kitchens - Guitar
Elias Reidy - Guitar
Joey Westwood - Bass
Jon Wilkes - Drums

Whats in a name? Well, it depends who came up with it. In the case of Middleburg, Florida quintet The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, it might mean anything. Jumpsuits can be sleek and fashionable, tight and revealing. Or they can be loose and homogeneous, suggesting redundancy and confinement befitting a jailbird. Red is often flashy and easily noticeable, but its also the color of blood. And an apparatus allows a jumpsuit to be used for a specific purpose, such as leaping from an airplane or it could be something sexual. After all, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are ballsy and emotional, pulsing with vibrancy and tenacity. Theyre strong, yet vulnerable, and they shift between musical styles with the confidence of superstars.

Strange then that The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus meansabsolutely nothing. Its 100 percent completely arbitrary, laughs singer Ronnie Winter. When we started the band, we only cared about having a good time and writing good songs far more than coming up with some symbolic, incredibly intelligent name.

I think its funny when bands scramble their brains to try and come up with some unique, untouchable band name, adds guitarist Elias Reidy. Why waste time thinking of something when we could be concentrating on music instead? The locals loved it, so we went with it.

A brief listen to The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus debut and its obvious that these boys have spent a lot of time concentrating on their music. Their songs are flush with the determination, hunger and energy of youth (the average age in the band is 21). And while they tap into elements of pop-punk, pop, screamo, and metal, they combine them in a way thats both surprising and invigorating. In a time when everythings labeled and categorized, you kind of have to try your best to step outside the box and be as unpredictable as possible to separate yourself, explains Reidy.

Yeah, but we like to mix unpredictability with the comfort and melody people want to feel when they hear a song, clarifies Winter. You cant just be crazy, ridiculous. You have to stick to the point musically and make the song catchy to the listener.

No worries there. On just their first record, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus already have mastered the difficult art of ensnaring the listener, whatever particular style theyre delving into. Face Down blends propulsive, chugging guitars, a steady beat and yearning pop vocals and climaxes in a detonation of dissonance and a volley of screams. In Fates Hands (the name of Reidy and bassist Joey Westwoods former metal band) starts with plangent acoustic strumming then abruptly shifts into overdrive with start-stop guitars, tumbling drums and a chorus as angry as it is infectious. And Cat and Mouse is a melancholy ballad anchored by a repeating delicate piano line that surfaced as if by magic.

We were at a showcase for a record label, and we were pretty sure we werent ready, so everyone was on edge, recalls Winter. So, to calm his nerves, [guitarist] Duke [Kitchens] sat down with his guitar and just started playing. I walked up to him and said, Dude what is that? And he said, I just came up with it. So I said, Keep playing it. Dont stop. And I made him play for two hours straight while we wrote the entire song all the way through.

In addition to being musically adventurous, Winter doesnt shy away from confessional, confrontational lyrics. The cantankerous Seventeen Aint So Sweet addresses a female friend who has an amazing voice but has been unable to make a dent in the music industry because she doesnt look like a plastic pop idol, and the reflective, flowing Your Guardian Angel shows Winters letting down his guard and trying to express what it really feels like to be in love. But its Face Down, a scathing indictment of domestic abuse, which hits hardest.

Where I come from, you see it when you go to the store, you see it when you stop for a smoke, you see it all the time, Winter says. Its something everybody sees and doesnt do anything about because theyre just so accustomed to it. I was the same way and I was a victim of it. So the best way I could think of to get people to not make the same mistake I did was to write about it.

Winter and Kitchens, the only original members left in the band, formed The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in 2003 just for kicks. For 18 months they wrote and rehearsed with no real intention of playing shows or recording an album. When some friends who heard them jam suggested they play out, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus started booking gigs and were immediately embraced by the local scene. We played this place called The Art Bar twice, and the second time we played it, we sold it out, Winter says.

Encouraged by the response, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus contacted the owner of a local studio to see if they were ready to start recording. When the response was a resounding yes, they recorded their first EP, using it to promote themselves wherever they could online and at local concerts, high schools, colleges, malls, beaches and other locations across Florida. Although the reaction was undeniable, the industry wheels didnt start turning right away. The band showcased for several labels to no avail, leading to discouragement between members, some of which left or were removed from the band.

Determined not to give up, the remaining members posted ads around town looking for new members with the same level of dedication and motivation. After auditioning several dozen guitarists, Winter accidentally returned Reidys phone call about the opening one night at 2 AM and the conversation eventually led him to meet up with the guys an hour later. The group clicked immediately - Reidys playing style complimented Winters while providing a fresh perspective on the bands sound, and by the morning, the band had taught Reidy five songs.

Their fan base continued to build to an almost unheard-of level for a local band, in-turn attracting New York-based management. Winter then added drummer Jon Wilkes (whom he met years ago when his old band jammed with Wilkes group), and the current lineup was then completed when Elias brought in his childhood friend and former band mate Joey Westwood. The whole situation was solely based on fate, recalls Reidy. Originally, Ronnie randomly approached Joey in a record store and told him they needed another guitarist. After joining the band I re-introduced them to Joey who became the new bass player. It only made sense. Just a few months later, following a flurry of industry attention, the band signed with Virgin Records.

With their line up in place, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus entered the studio last year with producer David Bendeth, who has previously worked with Hawthorne Heights and Breaking Benjamin. We were blown away with the sonic-quality of the Breaking Benjamin album, so we were really excited to work with him, Reidy says. Plus, he really understood our vision.

He really challenged us to make us a better band, Winter adds. It wasnt always easy, and when we did something he wasnt happy with, hed say, Thats not good enough. You can do better and youre going to do better. And you know what? We did.

From the chugging riffs and serpentine guitars of Atrophy to the steely rage of Justify to the tender lament of Cat and Mouse, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are determined to get their music across to the masses. There may have been a time when they didnt know if they were ready to be heard, but those days are gone, and now theyre eager to tour the world and beyond with the conviction that, when your music speaks so eloquently, who cares whats in a name.