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Threat Signal Seeking New Drummer
September 16, 2010
Canada's modern metal masters, Threat Signal, have parted ways with drummer Norm Killeen and are currently auditioning new members for the position. The band has issued the following statement:

"After three amazing years together the Threat Signal camp has decided to part ways with drummer Norm Killeen. This was a mutual decision and there are no hard feelings towards each other. We will still continue to work with Norm's graphic design company NME Studios. We wish you all the best with your future endeavors Norm, much love and respect.

So now the drummer search begins! We're looking for someone preferably with touring experience, but if not, that's fine. We have quite a bit of dates coming up in October and November through out North America and Europe, so we're looking for someone that can really nail these songs quick and hit the road.

To audition we're going to need a video of you playing the songs 'As I Destruct', 'To Remember', and 'Beyond Recognition'. Post these songs on YouTube or wherever you'd like and send them to drummeraudition@hotmail.ca. Any further questions please feel free to contact us."
 
 
 
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Threat Signal Comment On Upcoming N. American Tour
April 19, 2010
Canada�s modern metal masters Threat Signal will be direct support to Swedish melodic death legends Dark Tranquillity this May/June. Joining them with be Roadrunner Records recording artists Mutiny Within. Vocalist and main songwriter Jon Howard commented:

"As soon as we found out Dark Tranquillity were going to headline the US and Canada, we knew we had to get on the tour! After playing with so many different bands over the past few years, we finally feel at home with this one. Our music meshes perfect together and I know the fans, and ourselves as well, will enjoy the whole show from start to end. Having Mutiny Within on the tour is an added bonus, they fit great in the package and I cant wait to watch them kill it every night. We have a ton of respect for Dark Tranquillity and what they have accomplished over their career, so we look forward to tearing apart North America together. Now let the Canadian's show everyone how to drink!"

Dark Tranquillity
, Threat Signal, Mutiny Within:
05/11 - Volume 11 Tavern - Raleigh, NC
05/12 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
05/13 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
05/14 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
05/15 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
05/16 - Harper's Ferry - Allston, MA
05/17 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC - Canada
05/19 - Imperial Theatre - Quebec City, QC - Canada
05/20 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON - Canada
05/21 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
05/23 - Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
05/24 - The Exchange - Regina, SK - Canada
05/25 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Canada
05/26 - The Republik - Calgary, AB - Canada
05/28 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
05/29 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
05/31 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
06/01 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
06/02 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
06/08 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
06/09 - The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
06/11 - Poor Richard's - Johnson City, TN (Threat Signal Only)
06/15 - Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
06/16 - Championships Bar & Grill - Trenton, NJ
06/19 - Vermillion County Fairgrounds - Danville, IL

'Vigilance'
, the groups 2nd outing, was produced by vocalist Jon Howard and mixed by Greg Reely (Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly). The record was released on September 8th (N. America) and 11th (Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records and sold around 1,100 copies in its first week of sales in the United States. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

The band recently shot video clip for the track "Through My Eyes" which can be viewed below.

For more info visit: www.myspace.com/ThreatSignal
 
 
 
 
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Dark Tranquillity Announce North American Headliner
April 19, 2010
Swedish melodic metal pioneers, Dark Tranquillity, will make their much anticipated return to North America on May 11th as they prepare for a massive North American headlining tour with Threat Signal and Mutiny Within supporting. This promises to be the longest, career-spanning Dark Tranquillity set list yet, so diehard fans will not want to miss out. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/dtofficial now to stream new tracks from the band's latest album, 'We Are The Void', and to view their complete tour itinerary.

Mikael Stanne
(vocals) further describes his excitement over the headlining tour: "Oh Yes! As promised we are coming back to the States for a proper headlining run. We've been rehearsing like crazy to put together a set that will blow you away. It's been hard but we feel we have a good collection of songs that represents every aspect of the band and will please fans of both new and old material. Also, the mad genius Niklas (guitars) is hard at work creating amazing artwork and animation that will look incredible and add a new dimension to the show.

"This is without a doubt the biggest production we´ve done in the States. We cannot wait to bring you the full Dark Tranquillity experience. We are also really happy to bring some really awesome bands with us this time around. Threat Signal and Mutiny Within are bands we've had our eyes on for quite a while and they will make sure you all will have one hell of a metal night. Cheers and see you all very soon."
 
 
 
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Misguided Aggression Add Dates w/ Threat Signal, The Agonist
April 15, 2010
Misguided Aggression have added tour dates this weekend with The Agonist and Threat Signal. The band will perform on April 16th in Brantford, Ontario with The Agonist and then join Threat Signal, Bloodshoteye and The Last Felony on April 17th in St. Catharines, Ontario for Niagara Metal Fest.

Misguided Aggression is currently writing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore effort, which is expected to surface in late 2010 through Year of The Sun Records.

"We've started writing new material and we have about six songs ready to go," commented guitarist Randy Allcock. "Our debut album was great and it represented where we were at the time, but our new material is a lot more complex and it has bigger hooks. We're consistently trying to raise the bar for ourselves, because almost every band out there is either messing with auto-tune or write nothing but breakdowns. We just want to make a good solid metal album devoid of any trends."

Misguided Aggression's debut album, 'Hatchala', was recorded at Icehouse Studios by producer Thomas Ireland and mixes bone crushing brutality with head-banging grooves to create the soundtrack to a drunken bar brawl between Lamb of God, Pantera and Meshuggah. Sputnik Music hailed the album as, "One of the neatest records of extreme metal from an upcoming band I've heard in quite a while." The band's video for "Our Kingdom Come" can be viewed online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKWB3DY1NMY.

Misguided Aggression Tour Dates:
4/16 - Brantford, Ont - Rehab (w/ The Agonist)
4/17 - St. Catharines, Ont - Mikado's (w/ Threat Signal, Last Felony)
4/23 - Guelph, Ont - Club Vinyl (w/ Odium, Drudgery)
4/24 - Hanover, Ont - The Forum (w/ Odium, Time The Destroyer)
5/01 - Woodstock, Ont - Woodshack (w/ Odium, Endast)
5/07 - Hamilton, Ont - Corktown (w/ Deathpoint)
6/12 - London, Ont -Moon Over Marin (w/ Starring Janet Leigh)
9/03 - Ingersoll, Ont - Ingersoll Metal Fest II

For more info, visit:
www.myspace.com/misguidedaggression
 
 
 
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Threat Signal Live Concert Stream In February
January 13, 2010
The February 5th concert at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin featuring Epica, Threat Signal and Blackguard will be streamed live via TheRaveLive.com beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST.

To access the free live concert stream:
1) Sign up as a fan for free(!) at this location
2) Click on this link
3) Mac users may need to download the Windows Media plugin Flip4Mac to watch

Epica
, Threat Signal, Blackguard:
01/26 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
01/27 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
01/28 - Championship Bar and Grill - Trenton, NJ (Threat Signal Only)
01/29 - The Blender Theater at Gramercy - New York, NY
01/30 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
01/31 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC - Canada
02/01 - MOD Club - Toronto, ON - Canada
02/03 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
02/04 - Logan Square Auditorium - Mokena, IL
02/05 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
02/06 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
02/08 - Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
02/10 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Canada
02/11 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB - Canada
02/13 - Sugar Nightclub - Victoria, BC - Canada
02/14 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
02/15 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
02/17 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
02/18 - House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
02/19 - U.B's Bar - Mesa, AZ
02/20 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
02/22 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
02/23 - The Marquee - Tulsa, OK
02/24 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
02/25 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
02/27 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
02/28 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

Threat Signal
:
03/02 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
03/04 - Phoenix Hill Tavern - Louisville, KY
03/06 - Electric Company - Utica, NY
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2003
HOME TOWN: Hamilton, Ontario
MEMBERS:
Jon Howard - Vocals
Travis Montgomery - Guitars
Norm Killeen - Drums
Pat- Bass

Threat Signal arose from the filthy, industrialized east end of Hamilton, Ontario. In the past year and a half, the band has written and recorded a slew of intense metal songs that have skyrocketed up the internet metal charts, ignited an international fan base, and earned them the attention of several record companies both domestic and overseas and finally landing a world wide deal with Metal Powerhouse Nuclear Blast Records. The band attributes its success to its hard work and determination from all of its members. The band formed when cousins Jon and Rich Howard recruited local shredder Kyle McKnight in late 2003. The trio quickly began writing material. Former guitar teacher Marco Bressette joined the band on bass in August 2005. George Parfitt was the final member to complete the band in January 2006.

In April 2004, Threat Signal posted their first demo Rational Eyes on an international metal chart at http://www.garageband.com/artist/threatsignal. After only a few weeks the song raced up the charts to reach number 1, surpassing over 8000 entries. The song currently remains in the number 1 spot. Threat Signal has also received many awards for Rational Eyes including best guitars, best drums, best male vocals, best production, song of the week, song of the day, and countless more. With the success of Rational Eyes, the band was contacted by various record labels that were extremely interested in their music. This prompted Threat Signal to release three more songs onto garageband.com. One Last Breath, Inane and A New Beginning, showcased even more of the bands talents and musicianship. The songs are still climbing the charts and all remain at 5 out of 5 stars.

In September 2005 Threat Signal flew to Los Angeles to record their debut album with producer Christian Olde Wolbers of the band Fear Factory. Everything was tracked in just under 5 weeks. The album 'Under Reprisal' is set to be released in the States late summer under Nuclear Blast. Threat Signals music can be described as low-end, syncopated thrash, with melody intertwined. The band was fed up with groups playing whiny emotional songs about girls, and also with the simplicity of nu-metal. Threat Signal combines the complexity of old school and European thrash music with de-tuned, technical syncopation, as well as melodic singing and musical passages. The bands influences include Soilwork, Fear Factory, Pantera, Meshuggah and Devin Townsend amongst others…

*Band Photo Credit: Omer Cordell (www.seventhframe.com)