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A City By The Light Divided
5/2/2006

War All The Time
9/16/2003

Five Stories Falling
10/22/2002
 
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Thursday Enter The Studio For Sixth Album
July 7, 2010
New Jersey's volatile, avant-garde rock band Thursday have entered the studio to record their sixth studio album and follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed release, 'Common Existence'.

The band will spend the next few months recording at Tarbox Road Studios in Fredonia, NY with 'Common Existence' and 'A City by the Light Divided' producer Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Mogwai) and plan to release the new album in spring 2011.

In other Thursday related news, singer Geoff Rickly recently re-activated his acclaimed side project United Nations along with members from GlassJaw and Converge to release a 7" vinyl called 'Nevermind The Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures' via Deathwish. He will also be singing with groundbreaking punk band Ink & Dagger this summer for a benefit show, "This Is Hardcore," for the Maks & Zielanski family. More information is available here: http://miraclesformaks.com/. Lastly, guitarist Steve Pedulla recently scored the soundtrack to the "Malibu Film Fest: Best Feature" winning film, "Yeardley," which is now available on iTunes.

Stay tuned for more news about the release of Thursday's much anticipated new album.

For More Information:
www.Thursday.net
www.myspace.com/thursday
 
 
 
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The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Album Release Date
November 17, 2009
Critically acclaimed rockers, The Dillinger Escape Plan, recently finished the recording of their highly-anticipated album, 'Option Paralysis', and are readying it as the debut release for their brand new label Party Smasher Inc / Season Of Mist. The opus, recorded in Orange County, CA with longtime collaborator / producer Steve Evetts (The Used, Glassjaw, Every Time I Die), will be officially available on March 23, 2010.

The Dillinger Escape Plan has released studio reports and music snippets on its Myspace page, to give fans a taste of what their musical paralysis feels like. Their previous work has been praised nearly universally by press worldwide "If you really want to know (their) songs," says The New York Times "you have to listen repeatedly and concentrate" calling them "extreme musical craft."

Known worldwide for their outrageous live shows, the band is set to head out on the road in December with friends, Thursday. "Call them insane, call them suicidal, call them out of control, but don't call The Dillinger Escape Plan lazy. The band's members put 100 percent into every performance," says Guitar World. This is not a show you will want to miss.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
12/04 - Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
12/05 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
12/06 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
12/07 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
12/09 - Poplar Grove, IL - Chubby Rain House of Tunes
12/10 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
12/11 - Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter
12/12 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
12/14 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
12/15 - Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
12/16 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club Downstairs Lounge
12/17 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
12/18 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
12/19 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs

For more information on The Dillinger Escape Plan please log on to any of the following sites:
Official Website: http://www.optionparalysis.net/
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/dillingerescapeplan
Official Streetteam: http://www.myspace.com/dillingerstreetteam
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dillingerescapeplan?ref=ts
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChuckBillyTotemPoll
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dillingerescpln
 
 
 
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The Fall Of Troy To Tour With Thursday This Fall
August 4, 2009
The Fall of Troy, one of the hottest bands in the post hardcore genre, will tour this fall as direct support to Thursday, playing twenty-nine shows over a five-week period. The tour kicks off September 18 in Philadelphia, PA and will criss-cross the U.S., wrapping up in Raleigh, NC on October 24 (full itinerary below).

The Fall of Troy
- guitarist/vocalist Thomas Erak, drummer Andrew Forsman, and bassist Frank Ene - are touring in support of their upcoming album, 'In the Unlikely Event', due out October 6. The album was produced by Terry Date (Deftones, Slipknot, Smashing Pumpkins) and recorded in Seattle earlier this year. 'In The Unlikely Event' is Ene's first album with the band, and they are expected to debut new material on these dates. Live in concert, The Fall of Troy has become known for its blazing and relentless, full-on interactive set; one major Southern California daily called one of their shows "the best performance I've ever seen at this venue."

As with the band's previous albums, the new music on 'In the Unlikely Event' remains unpredictable and notoriously hard to pigeonhole. From jaw-droppingly technical rock anthems like "Battleship Graveyard" and blazing punk tracks like "Straight-Jacket Keelhauled," to mathematical melodic rockers such as "A Classic Case of Transference" and the laid-back love song "Nobody's Perfect," 'In The Unlikely Event' is an album that will satisfy long-time fans of the band - but in typical The Fall of Troy fashion, continue to challenge them as well.

Dates for The Fall of Troy w/ Thursday are as follows:
9/18 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
9/19 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
9/20 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
9/22 - Headliner's Music Hall - Louisville, KY
9/23 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
9/25 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
9/26 - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
9/28 - Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
9/29 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
9/30 - The Flytrap - Tulsa, OK
10/01 - Granada - Lawrence, KS
10/02 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
10/03 - In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
10/05 - Neumo's - Seattle, WA
10/06 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
10/08 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
10/09 - Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA
10/11 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
10/12 - Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
10/13 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
10/15 - The Door - Dallas, TX
10/16 - Emo's - Outside - Austin, TX
10/17 - Meridian - Houston, TX
10/19 - Edge 17 - Jacksonville, FL
10/20 - Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/21 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
10/22 - The Social - Orlando, FL
10/23 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/24 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
 
 
 
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Thursday To Perform 'Full Collapse' In It's Entirety
March 2, 2009
On March 2nd at Lupo's in Providence, RI, as part of the Rock Star Taste of Chaos tour, for the first time EVER, the post-hardcore pioneers Thursday will be performing their classic album, 'Full Collapse', in its entirety!!

This album is a fan favorite and the album that to this date, has out sold every other record in their catalog. As a thank you to a city that has shown love for Thursday from a long time ago, the band would like to perform this as a very special event.

Thursday’s new album, 'Common Existence', is in stores now.

For more info on Thursday, visit www.myspace.com/thursday.
 
 
 
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Cancer Bats Exclusive Track On Revolver Bootleg Series
February 6, 2009
Canada’s Cancer Bats have released a cover track for The Faint’s song, "Agenda Suicide", exclusively through Revolver Magazine’s Bootleg series available on the magazine’s website. This installment features the Cancer Bats cover of “Agenda Suicide” by Nebraskan neo-new-wavers The Faint. The song almost made the Bats’ latest, 'Hail Destroyer' (Blackmarket Activities/Metal Blade). Head over to the Revolver site to check out the track and to see what vocalist Liam Cormier has to say about why the track didn’t make the cut but is still unique.

And don’t forget to catch the band live when they hit your town as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos alongside Thursday, Bring Me the Horizon, Four Year Strong, and Pierce the Veil. Tour dates are listed below.

Cancer Bats:
02/08 - Claremore, OK - The King Of Clubs

Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Tour
w/ Thursday, Bring Me The Horizon, Four Year Strong, Pierce The Veil:
02/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
02/15 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic Auditorium
02/16 - Chico, CA - Senator Theatre
02/17 - Bakersfield, CA - The Dome*
02/18 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
02/19 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
02/20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
02/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
02/22 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
02/23 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground*
02/24 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
02/25 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
02/26 - Rochester, NY - Armory
02/27 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
02/28 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
03/01 - Portland, ME - The Station*
03/02 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
03/03 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
03/04 - New York City, NY - Nokia
03/05 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland
03/06 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
03/07 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
03/08 - Columbus, OH - Newport
03/09 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
03/10 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
03/11 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
03/12 - Chicago, IL - Aragon
03/13 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
03/14 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
03/15 - Louisville, KY - Expo 5
03/17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
03/18 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
03/19 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
03/21 - Houston, TX - Verizon
03/22 - San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
03/23 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
03/24 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom*
03/26 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
03/27 - Portland, OR - Roseland
03/28 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
03/29 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
03/30 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
04/01 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
04/03 - Edmonton, AB - Event Centre
04/04 - Saskatoon, SK - Odeon
04/05 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings
04/08 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
04/09 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis

* = Off Dates w/ Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce The Veil, Four Year Strong

For more info on Cancer Bats, visit http://www.cancerbats.com, or http://www.myspace.com/cancerbats.
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: New Brunswick, NJ
MEMBERS:
Geoff Rickly (vocals)
Steve Pedulla (guitar)
Tim Payne (bass)
Tom Keeley (guitar)
Tucker Rule (drums)

Few bands perfect their art the first time out. In fact, many spend their careers trying to get it just right. Sometimes it works; sometimes, its futile. Other bands deliver their best effort in the form of their first album, yet nothing lives up to the initial blast. In Thursdays case, the quintet was satisfied that they accomplished their musical goals on their first two albums. But rather than rest upon past glory and remake the same albums, Thursday, in effort to expand beyond its rather prolific past, poured everything into their Island Records debut, War All The Time. Thanks to the albums challenging music, Thursday has gotten it right, again. A lot of what we do is about our youth, and the burn of being a certain age. These are snapshots that can never be taken again, admits wiry frontman Geoff Rickly, whose slight build belies the full breadth of his passionate, intense delivery. While Thursdays music obviously appeals to younger generations, this is a band of old souls inhabiting young bodies, and thus, the music speaks to many audiences. This New Brunswick, NJ-based band was born of a love for music and basement punk rock shows, the culmination of a pair of high school friends who met their future bandmates at shows. The individual members were raised on left of center hardcore, which couples with Ricklys appreciation for dark pop and 80s British new-wave acts like The Smiths and The Cure. Thursdays music shimmers with sincerity, but this is a troupe that will spontaneously quote lyrics of their hardcore faves in mid-conversation. Thursdays career kicked off when indie label Eyeball Records took notice of the band and released their debut, Waiting, in 1999. The breath-taking Full Collapse was released in the spring of 2001 through Chicagos Victory Records, with little fanfare from press and commercial radio, at first. But constant touring of the U.S., alongside acts like Sparta, Boy Sets Fire, and Saves The Day, created incredible word of mouth. Soon, Thursdays stuffed-to-capacity shows became known as communal dialogues between an increasingly confident band and an ever-growing audience. This constant touring, including a plum spot on the main stage of the 2002 edition of Warped Tour, coupled with specialty radio and MTV2 support for the single Understanding In A Car Crash led Full Collapse to sell over 230,000 copies domestically. Amidst this critical and commercial flurry, the band eventually signed to Island Records, and immediately started writing War All The Time. Thursday hunkered down, and wrote vigorously over the Christmas holidays. The band admits that during the writing process, a Sonic Youth/Godspeed You Black Emperor! style of guitar work evolved in their music. The band chose to keep tradition and to record once again with longtime producer Sal Villanueva and mixer Rumble Fish, who manned the boards for Waiting and Full Collapse.. War All The Time was not an easy album to make, but as with any worthwhile endeavor in life, the more work you put into it, the more it is appreciated. We took a ton of chances - were at the 180 right now. I was sleeping at the studio, Rickly admits. It was such a long process that at one point I thought Is this record meant to happen? Then, we played the songs back, and fell in love with them. While much of our previous work has been personal, this album doesnt look back in the past tense, at what had happened, but at things still going on in the present tense. Its not about closure or after the fact. Its about figuring it out while its going on. The songs are tangled up in the process of living events now. And this is the first record we made knowing we want to do this for the rest of our lives, as musicians and writers. Guitarist Steve Pedulla recalls a bit of nervousness about the bands future at the time. I asked myself: Do we have it in us to do something better? I came to the conclusion that we did. If we didnt, there would be no reason to keep doing music. Rickly continues, The heart of what we do is loud, fast chaos, alongside pretty music with different ranges of feeling. For me, I wanted to engage songwriting from a more narrative perspective while still remaining personal. I didnt want to be as obscure, where you could take things a million different ways. The specific War All The Time is not a political statement about bombs dropping from the sky, but of friction in relating to others. Everything you do is conflict, chimes in Pedulla. Thursdays music is push n pull, tension and release, and sing-scream harmonies, with the songs functioning as modes of communication, where the band and its listeners exchange thoughts and feelings through the vibrations of the instruments and the lyrics. Regarding the songwriting for War All The Time, Rickly was focused on marrying melody more to what I am saying. I wanted to be more visual, chaotic and noisy. With this vision, Ricklys artful lyrics take on more of a folk-writer/storyteller personality and he takes listeners on a vivid journey with him. On the total loss vs. fulfillment anthem Between Rupture And Rapture, Rickly recounts a childhood friends suicide, and concentrates on being lost and confused, where everything feels temporary, and as a child, I thought love would fill the void and save the day, but as I get older, I doubt that more. The crushingly pretty Signals Over The Air examines human sexuality, and Rickly expounds, saying In our culture, gender and sexuality identity is hidden or can be used to alienate you, instead of being the natural pure thing that it was meant to be. Its like our version of PJ Harveys Mansize. On Asleep In The Chapel, which questions faith in anything, the compelling title track, which references the growing pains of life, and the urgent look at dehumanization in For The Workforce Drowning, (which will also be issued as a seven inch), Rickly places you in the story, right alongside him and you are challenged through Thursdays honest, creative songcraft. While the songs are indeed complex, squalling with harmonic distortion and thick with leaden breakdowns, they are still digestible. They just require and ultimately demand your full thought and attention while listening. This is hardly. background music. Says drummer Tucker Rule, The new songs are hard for us to play. I love the way it turned out, but I have to get excited to play them live because they are so difficult. Guitarist Tom Keeley finishes, The melodies wont hit you over the head. Theres still the release of anxiety and the subsequent celebration. Thursday intentionally compressed its songs, to which Rickly explains, We squeezed songs together and made them faster, with just as many parts that do as many different things, but are more explosive. War All The Time is at once dense and redemptive. The metaphors, the stories, the melodies, and the breakdowns are skillfully, beautifully crafted. To win fans over with honest, youth-directed music is easy. To keep them is the challenge. With War All The Time, this wont be a problem