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Confess
1/13/2008

Confidence and Consequence (Re-issue)
11/20/2007

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9/19/2006
 
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In This Moment, Trustkill Artists Attend Metal Couture Bash
March 4, 2009
Metal Couture (http://www.rockmetalcouture.com) has announced that So. Cal rockers, In This Moment will be performing exclusively for 30 lucky fans and the media at the official runway launch party of the new heavy metal clothing line at Fontana’s in NYC on March 5th.

The event is being sponsored by ZINK Magazine, SESAC, MANIC PANIC, PETA 2, Trustkill Records, and Monster Energy Drink at Fontana’s in NYC. The bash will feature Jason Wood (It Dies Today), Paul Zurlo (Too Pure Too Die), and Jose Mangin (Sirius Radio) to name a few.

Metal Couture, an edgy metal-inspired clothing line, first began twisting together a love of high fashion and heavy music in 2000 by designing custom-cut band T-shirts for a variety of acts on the local NYC metal scene.
 
 
 
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Oceano Members Involved In Van Accident
January 19, 2009
Oceano guitarist Andrew Mikhail and bassist Jason Jones were involved in a van accident over the weekend. Both members luckily limped out of the accident with minor injuries, however their van and the trailer that was attached to it had flipped and is need of repair. With no means of transport for the band and their gear, Oceano was forced to cancel their dates with xLiferuinerx and Through the Fire.

The band made a post on their MySpace blog about the situation:

"Today Oceano has suffered a major loss, guitarist Andrew Mikhail and bassist Jason Jones were in a terrible accident this morning while picking up the band's new van and trailer from Belvidere, IL. Nearly 10 minutes of completing sale they were headed back home to pick up the rest of the band, and get back on the "Sinner's Reward" tour in due time. Unexpectedly the van flipped into a ditch on the side of highway. As Andrew was driving along with the empty trailer attached, it was hit with a hard wind thus pushing the trailer out of alignment with the van. While trying to maintain and keep the van steady from merging into other lanes of traffic, the van spun out of control, hit a patch of ice, and flipped out of traffic and into the ground. Considering the urgency of trying to find transportation in due time (with mix-ups with money transfers, etc.) in order to get the van and get back on tour, the van was not "road ready" JUST YET (aka new tires, etc.) which made this week to be one hell of a week for us. Thankfully, they limped out of the accident fine (SORRY LAMBGOATERS) due to people being "good citizens" and helping them out of the van.

We have cancelled our appearances on the "Sinner's Reward" tour with xLiferuinerx and Through the Fire and HOPE to be back on the road in time for the TPTD/Catalepsy tour on 1/28. We'd like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience to anyone who wanted to come out and rock out with us on the SRT. We'll be hitting the same areas on the TPTD tour, so hopefully we'll see you there!

As some of you may know, towing a vehicle (let alone, TWO NEWLY purchased ones) can be pretty damaging to the pocket. Not to mention, to add insult to injury, fines and repairs for the accident to pile on top. We'd like to ask you guys for your help in this time of need, if anyone can paypal ANYTHING to us to help out in the "relief" of this situation, it would be GREATLY appreciated. Donations can be sent via Paypal to xlunarxabyssx@yahoo.com. Please help us in our time of need! Much thanks, much love, much respect, and dont forget to wear your seatbelts
see you guys soon!"

Take a look at Oceano's downed van and trailer at this location.

Oceano w/ Carnifex, Too Pure To Die, Catalepsy:
1/28 - Bulldog Cafe - Louisville, Kentucky
1/29 - The Muse - Nashville, Tennessee
1/30 - Cumberland Community Complex - Crossville, Tennessee
1/31 - The 7 Venue - Douglasville, Georgia
2/01 - The Armory - Selma, Alabama
2/02 - The Bomb Shelter - Jackson, Mississippi
2/03 - The High Ground - Metairie, Louisiana
2/04 - Beamer's - Panama city beach, Florida
2/05 - Macon Venue Project - Macon, Georgia
2/06 - Island Oasis - Orlando, Florida
2/07 - Fuel Coffeehouse - Jacksonville, Florida
2/08 - Rockstarz Music Venue - Fort Myers, Florida
2/09 - TBA - TBA, Florida
2/10 - Transitions Art Gallery - Tampa, Florida
2/11 - Sector 7G - Augusta, Georgia
2/12 - Lucky's Pub - Wilmington, North Carolina
2/13 - Jaxx - Baltimore, Maryland
2/15 - The Meatlocker - Montclair, New Jersey
2/16 - Club Octane - Charleroi, Pennsylvania
2/17 - Peabody's (Pirate's Cove) - Cleveland, Ohio
2/18 - Mixtape Cafe - Grand Rapids, Michigan
2/19 - Halls Rec Center - Knoxville, Tennessee

Oceano's debut album, 'Depths' is due to be released in Spring 2009,
containing 13 tracks and also includes a limited edition bonus DVD.

Check out two brand new tracks from 'Depths', titled "District Of
Misery
" and "Fractured Frames, Scattered Flesh" on the band's official
MySpace page.
 
 
 
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Oceano - Free 'Depths' Listening Party In New York On Monday
January 16, 2009
This Monday night, January 19th - be among the first in the world to hear the heavily anticipated debut album, 'Depths', from Chicago's own Oceano, in its entirety

Earache Records is hosting a world premiere listening party for the album at Lit Lounge in New York City's East Village. You'll have to be 21 and over to get in, but for those who can, admission is FREE.

There will be giveaways all night and drinks galore so come down and be the first to be crushed by the mighty weight of Oceano's deep-chugging, machine-gun drumming, pig-squealing brand of mega brutality.

Oceano 'Depths' Listening Party:
Monday, January 19th 9PM
Lit Lounge
93 2nd Ave.
NY, NY 10003
Free admission
This is a 21+event

Catch Oceano on these upcoming dates:

w/ Liferuiner & Through The Fire:
1/16 - Static Age - Romeo, Michigan (Oceano only)
1/17 - Center Stage - Toledo, Ohio
1/18 - Club Octane - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1/19 - The Refuge - Fredericksburg, Virginia
1/20 - LBC Pit - Lynchburg, Virginia
1/21 - Lucky's Pub - Wilmington, North Carolina
1/23 - Blackbox Collective - Orlando, Florida
1/24 - Music Factory - Fort Myers, Florida
1/25 - Willer Hall - Sarasota, Florida
1/26 - The Loud House - Selma, Alabama

w/ Carnifex, Too Pure To Die, Catalepsy:
1/28 - Bulldog Cafe - Louisville, Kentucky
1/29 - The Muse - Nashville, Tennessee
1/30 - Cumberland Community Complex - Crossville, Tennessee
1/31 - The 7 Venue - Douglasville, Georgia
2/01 - The Armory - Selma, Alabama
2/02 - The Bomb Shelter - Jackson, Mississippi
2/03 - The High Ground - Metairie, Louisiana
2/04 - Beamer's - Panama city beach, Florida
2/05 - Macon Venue Project - Macon, Georgia
2/06 - Island Oasis - Orlando, Florida
2/07 - Fuel Coffeehouse - Jacksonville, Florida
2/08 - Rockstarz Music Venue - Fort Myers, Florida
2/09 - TBA - TBA, Florida
2/10 - Transitions Art Gallery - Tampa, Florida
2/11 - Sector 7G - Augusta, Georgia
2/12 - Lucky's Pub - Wilmington, North Carolina
2/13 - Jaxx - Baltimore, Maryland
2/15 - The Meatlocker - Montclair, New Jersey
2/16 - Club Octane - Charleroi, Pennsylvania
2/17 - Peabody's (Pirate's Cove) - Cleveland, Ohio
2/18 - Mixtape Cafe - Grand Rapids, Michigan
2/19 - Halls Rec Center - Knoxville, Tennessee

Oceano's debut album, 'Depths', is due to be released in Spring 2009, containing 13 tracks and also includes a limited edition bonus DVD.

Check out two brand new tracks from 'Depths', titled "District Of Misery" and "Fractured Frames, Scattered Flesh" on the band's official MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/xoceano.
 
 
 
 
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Too Pure To Die Release Trustkill Debut, 'Confess'
January 15, 2009
Too Pure To Die released their debut album under the Trustkill Records banner earlier this week. The new album, 'Confess', was co-produced by Zeuss (Throwdown, Shadows Fall) and Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta.

Thanks to their DIY efforts, the band has already created a huge underground buzz and established a reputation for making real time music that goes the distance. Deemed by Alternative Press Magazine one of the “bands to watch in 2008.” Their latest effort, 'Confess', is equal parts of pure hardcore fury, heavy metal majesty and some of the most accomplished songwriting and production on this side of the rock n’ roll divide. Look for band to hit the road starting on January 16 for a national club trek.

Too Pure To Die on Tour:
w/ For The Fallen Dreams:
1/16 - The Vaudeville - Des Moines, IA
1/17 - The Vault - Buffalo, NY

w/ Nasty Boys:
1/18 - Nutty’s North - Sioux Falls, SD

w/ Catalepsy:
1/21 - Schotzi’s - College Station, TX
1/22 - The Compound - Corpus Cristi, TX
1/23 - Sky Bar - McAllen, TX
1/24 - The White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
1/25 - The Max - Dallas, TX
1/26 - The Pinkeye - Tulsa, OK
1/27 - The 4-H - Cape Girardeau, MI
1/28 - Bulldog Café - Louisville, KY
1/29 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
1/30 - Cumberland Complex - Crossville, TN
1/31 - 7 Venue - Douglasville, GA
2/01 - The Loud House - Selma, AL
2/02 - The Bombshelter - Jackson, MI
2/03 - The High Ground - Metairie, LA
2/05 - Macon Venue Project - Macon, GA
2/06 - Island Oasis - Orlando, GA
2/07 - Fuel Coffeehouse - Jacksonville, FL
2/08 - Rockstarz Music - Ft Meyers, FL
2/10 - Transitions - Tampa, FL
2/12 - Lucky’s Pub - Wilmington, NC
2/13 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
2/14 - Severna Park Center - Baltimore, MD
2/15 - Clark KOC - Clark, NJ
2/16 - Club Octane - Charleroi, PA
2/17 - Pirate’s Cove - Cleveland, OH
2/18 - MixTape Café - Grand Rapids, MI
2/19 - Halls Rec. Center - Knoxville, TN

Check out Too Pure To Die at www.myspace.com/toopuretodie.
www.trustkill.com.
 
 
 
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Oceano Part Ways With Guitarist, Will Carry On As Four Piece
January 8, 2009
Chicago deathcore upstarts, Oceano, have parted ways with founding member and guitarist, Jeremy Caroll and plan to continue on with their upcoming tours as a 4-piece act. Vocalist Adam Warren released this statement on the matter:

"Within our past few tours tension had seemingly grew above that of a typical level for a band touring the country cramped in a van. Over the past months certain members of the band we're begining to really 'butt heads' and clash with Jeremy on a personality level, to a point where tour was almost becoming more of a burden to deal with the stress levels and having to diffuse each others frustrations from this. Things apparantly increased to the point of taking such action. Atop that, it was felt that coming from a professional level he did not represent the band well at times when it counted most.

"There has been so much pented up frustration between parties of this band over this situation that at one point, we we're almost on the verge of a few members leaving the band completely if the situation wasn't fixed. Watching the complexity of the situation unfold, we were essentially put in a very shitty situation; Either allow the majority of members leave because of their frustration, and subsequently, there be no more Oceano OR lose ONE member, thus kicking out the one who kept this band alive for so long, yet who was the one most people in the band were dissatisfied with.

"We clearly couldn't have the MAJORITY of this band disappear and essentially the band die with a full-length out in 2 months and 2 tours all set to go, so obviously in the end we made the hard decision of parting ways with Jeremy. Hopefully many of you can see and understand we had a really fucked up situation on our hands either way it was handled.

"We are BEYOND tired of 'lineup changes' and through it all we've fought to make sure this band continues on, and that we will continue to have the opportunity to tour and play our music for all of you, as so did Jeremy, but for what was felt to be the better decision to do so, we had to part ways with the only 'original' member left of this band.

"Rumors, Shit talk from 'friends,' and everything else aside though, we have nothing against him for what has transpired and the choice we did make was not done out of anger or agression towards him, but merely in the best interest of keeping this band and its core lineup in-tact. Hopefully there is at least an understanding in that.

"With that said, for the time being we shall continue on as a 4-peice and we shall not be slowing down Whatsoever. Our only minor misstep is that being our search to purchase a new van and trailer. But that should be figured out shortly and we shall be ready and on the road for our next tour's with Liferuiner and Through the Fire (Jan/Feb) and then our tour with Too Pure To Die and Catalepsy (Jan/feb).

"Thanks for taking and/or wasting your time reading this, and see you on the road soon."

Oceano w/ Liferuiner, Through The Fire:
1/15 - Doug's - Aurora, Illinois
1/16 - Static Age - Romeo, Michigan (Oceano only)
1/17 - Center Stage - Toledo, Ohio
1/18 - Club Octane - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1/19 - The Refuge - Fredericksburg, Virginia
1/20 - LBC Pit - Lynchburg, Virginia
1/21 - Lucky's Pub - Wilmington, North Carolina
1/23 - Blackbox Collective - Orlando, Florida
1/24 - Music Factory - Fort Myers, Florida
1/25 - Willer Hall - Sarasota, Florida
1/26 - The Loud House - Selma, Alabama

w/ Carnifex, Too Pure To Die, Catalepsy:
1/28 - Bulldog Cafe - Louisville, Kentucky
1/29 - The Muse - Nashville, Tennessee
1/30 - Cumberland Community Complex - Crossville, Tennessee
1/31 - The 7 Venue - Douglasville, Georgia
2/01 - The Armory - Selma, Alabama
2/02 - The Bomb Shelter - Jackson, Mississippi
2/03 - The High Ground - Metairie, Louisiana
2/04 - Beamer's - Panama city beach, Florida
2/05 - Macon Venue Project - Macon, Georgia
2/06 - Island Oasis - Orlando, Florida
2/07 - Fuel Coffeehouse - Jacksonville, Florida
2/08 - Rockstarz Music Venue - Fort Myers, Florida
2/09 - TBA - TBA, Florida
2/10 - Transitions Art Gallery - Tampa, Florida
2/11 - Sector 7G - Augusta, Georgia
2/12 - Lucky's Pub - Wilmington, North Carolina
2/13 - Jaxx - Baltimore, Maryland
2/15 - The Meatlocker - Montclair, New Jersey
2/16 - Club Octane - Charleroi, Pennsylvania
2/17 - Peabody's (Pirate's Cove) - Cleveland, Ohio
2/18 - Mixtape Cafe - Grand Rapids, Michigan
2/19 - Halls Rec Center - Knoxville, Tennessee

Oceano's debut album, 'Depths' is due to be released on March 10th 2009
in the US (April 20th in the UK/Europe), and also includes a
limited edition bonus DVD.

For more info and updates, and to check out two brand new tracks from 'Depths', titled "District Of Misery" and "Fractured Frames, Scattered Flesh", visit the band's official MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/xoceano.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2002
HOME TOWN: Des Moines, IA
MEMBERS:
Paul Zurlo - Vocals
Jordan Peterson - Guitar
Kyle Rossi - Drums
Zach Johnson - Guitar
Chris Towning - Bass

Somewhere in middle America, Des Moines, IA to be exactmeet Americas hardest working Blue Collar laborers, Too Pure To Die. You might not call Iowa the average breeding ground for heavy music, but you might be impressed. Small town would be the wrong descriptionthink Kings Children of the Corn sans the excess of blood and you might have an accurate idea of our setting. Too Pure To Die grew up on all the essential northeast and west coast bands, not to mention hometown heroes, Slipknot. When guitarist and forerunner Jordan Peterson started the band 5 years ago he never imagined that they would accomplish so much. In an era where the average bands shelf life is lucky to last that good ole 15 minutes, Too Pure To Die has far surpassed the ante and are raising for version 2.0 of the band...

The background, in 2006after years of DIY touring and a self released LP, the band inked a deal with west coast buzz label, Sumerian records. In summer of 2006 the band recorded their first serious release Confidence and Consequence which was released later that year. The band did a series of full US and Canadian runs alongside such bands at August Burns Red, Misery Signals, Sworn Enemy, Caliban, Kataklysm and The Acacia Strain to support the release. Throughout 2006, the band saw all too many faces on stage. Recognizing that a revolving door of members was a confusion to their fans, the band had to get back to the start and figure out where they really wanted to be. Ive always been looking for a full band of people that are ride or die like I am, I feel we finally have that group of guys, comments Peterson.

Forward, summer of 2007, only months after the release of their first legitimate LP, Too Pure To Die welcomed new players to the game. New Yorks Paul Zurlo formerly of Beyond All Reason joined as front man completing a lineup with existing Jordan Peterson on guitar, Zach Johnson on guitar, Chris Towning on bass, and Kyle Rossi on drums. To ring in the new lineup, the band headed out on the road with Trustkills First Blood and Victorys the Warriors. Having come up in the hardcore scene, playing VFW halls, and building Too Pure as a DIY band we wanted to make sure kids knew we werent taking a step away, new line up or not, comments Peterson. The band draws influence from pioneers like Hatebreed, Pantera, Machine Head, and Crowbar; however, with a 30 second listen to the intro of Confidence and Consequences title track its apparent that Too Pure To Die are doing their own thing. In a scene inundated with trends, the band has no intention of straying from their roots. The band wagon has plenty of room, but were not interested in jumping on any time soon, comments the always sarcastic Zach Johnson. Living in such an off the radar location with a rather lackluster scene has never slowed the band, having built on the go-getter mentality Too Pure To Die has become one of the most respected bands in the underground hardcore scene. This band is constantly impressing me, the work ethic must be a midwest thing comments the bands manager Lucas Keller. He adds, Confidence and Consequence makes me feel young again, growing up listening to Pantera records, theres a sense of youthful angst and energy to this band that I think kids relate to, theyre not trend followers theyre trend settersthats my measure of how REAL this bands music is. A lot of people havent heard the record and really need to check it out the second time around, I can only imagine how far the band will have come by the 2008 release.

In late summer of 2007, the band began talking to staple hardcore and metal label Trustkill records in which they eventually signed a deal in fall. Peterson comments When I started this band one of my original goals was to be on Trustkill, I dont think we could make a better move than by joining forces. Trustkill President, Josh Grabelle echoes the sentiments by saying There are some bands that get together and expect the world handed to them on a silver platter. Not Too Pure To Die. These guys get out there and DO what other bands TALK about doing, they're running circles around most bands. I went and saw them play live with new singer Paul and was floored, they killed it. We are super excited to see what the future holds for TPTD! When Grabelle met with the band there was a lot of excitement about writing the next record, everybody collectively agreed that it was time to release new materialthats where the band and Trustkill looked to Confidence and Consequence. There was an overwhelming feeling that more people needed to hear this great record first, and with that a November 20th release was slated. This time, the band entered the studio with Matt Sepanic and Andreas Magnussen behind the board to bring some new life to the recordthis result BIGGER and BETTER. Pauls vocals were added to all songs and a previously unreleased track was completed for the re-release.

With new releases in 2007 and 2008 already on the books not to mention major tours coming up with All That Remains, The Acacia Strain, August Burns Red, and a full US and Canadian headline tour late this yearyou can bet your bottom dollar these guys will be parking the tractors and getting in the van. The re-release and our headline tour this fall are very important to us and Trustkill, comments Peterson. He continues, Weve made a lot of friends along the way and lost a few as well, this re-release is for the people that have supported Too Pure To Die all along, we know who you are and cant wait to see you at the shows. If the recent events are any indication of how serious the guys in Too Pure To Die are about staying true to their music and taking that next big step, then its apparent that the next few years are going to be quite the ride... and why not visit some places along the way that exceed a 10,000 person populationgive it time boys, youll get there.

(*Photo by Melissa Sepanic 2007)