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blessthefall Premiere New Album On Myspace Music
October 1, 2009
Xtian rockers, blessthefall's much-anticipated new album, 'Witness', is now streaming in its entirety on MySpace! The band, currently featured on MySpaceMusic.com, releases 'Witness' on October 6th, 2009. Check out the new tracks at www.myspace.com/blessthefall.

The Phoenix, AZ's first full-length since the release of their hit album 'His Last Walk' two years ago, 'Witness' was recorded with Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Incubus, Story Of The Year, Shadows Fall) and is their first with new frontman Beau Bokan (formerly of Take The Crown). blessthefall will hit the road across the U.S. as co-headliners on the Atticus Tour, also featuring Finch, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Vanna, Of Mice And Men and labelmates Let's Get It.

Full dates are as follows:
10/09 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
10/10 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
10/11 - The Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA
10/13 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
10/14 - Casa Blanca Ballroom - Laredo, TX
10/15 - House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
10/16 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
10/17 - The Door - Dallas, TX
10/18 - Meridian - Houston, TX
10/20 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/21 - Culture Room, Ft Lauderdale, FL
10/22 - The State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL
10/23 - The Pit - Jacksonville, FL
10/24 - Canal Club - Richmond, VA
10/26 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD
10/27 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
10/28 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
10/29 - The Alphine Grove - Hollis, NH
10/30 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
10/31 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
11/01 - The Attic Club - Dayton, OH
11/02 - Headliners - Toledo, OH
11/03 - Mojoe's - Orland Park, IL
11/05 - Remington's Downtown - Springfield, MO
11/06 - Flytrap - Tulsa, OK
11/07 - The Oz Café - Wichita, KS
11/08 - The Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
11/09 - Murray Theater - Salt Lake City, UT
11/11 - Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
11/12 - The Blvd - Spokane, WA
11/13 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
11/14 - The Empire Theater - Stockton, CA
11/15 - The Catalyst, Sata Cruz, CA
11/16 - Downtown Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA
11/17 - KARMA, Victorville - CA
11/18 - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
11/19 - Soma, San Diego - CA
 
 
 
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Dates Announced For Atticus Tour 2009
August 21, 2009
Blessthefall and Let's Get It will be part of Atticus Tour hitting the road this Fall. The tour, brought to you by Atticus Clothing, in association with Killertours.com, AMP Magazine, CrimeCraft, D'Addario Strings, and Evans Drumheads, will be co-headlined by blessthefall and Finch, and also features support from Drop Dead Gorgeous, Vanna and Of Mice And Men.

Atticus Tour 2009
Dates:
10/09 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
10/10 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
10/11 - The Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA
10/13 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
10/14 - Casa Blanca Ballroom - Laredo, TX
10/15 - House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
10/16 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
10/17 - The Door - Dallas, TX
10/18 - Meridian - Houston, TX
10/20 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/21 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
10/22 - The State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL
10/23 - The Pit - Jacksonville, FL
10/24 - Canal Club - Richmond, VA
10/26 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD
10/27 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
10/28 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
10/29 - Space Center - Hooksett, NH
10/30 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
10/31 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
11/01 - The Attic Club - Dayton, OH
11/02 - Headliners - Toledo, OH
11/03 - Mojoe's - Orland Park, IL
11/05 - Remington's Downtown - Springfield, MO
11/06 - Flytrap - Tulsa, OK
11/07 - The Oz Café - Wichita, KS
11/08 - The Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
11/09 - Murray Theater - Salt Lake City, UT
11/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
11/12 - The Blvd, Spokane - WA
11/13 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
11/14 - The Grand Ballroom - Stockton, CA
11/15 - The Catalyst - Sata Cruz, CA
11/16 - Downtown Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA
11/17 - KARMA - Victorville, CA
11/18 - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
11/19 - Soma, San Diego - CA
 
 
 
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Arsonists Get All The Girls Worldwide Video Debut
July 29, 2009
AGATG and MetalSucks are ecstatic to team back up to present the masses with the exclusive worldwide debut of the group’s new video for the track, “The 42nd Ego,” which can be viewed now at this location.

There is no doubt that Arsonists Get All The Girls are road warriors and you can catch them on the road all summer long with See You Next Tuesday, Knives Exchanging Hands, Attila and Fell Silent. The group landed a much coveted slot on the It Dies Today and Vanna fall North American tour. See below or head over to http://www.myspace.com/agatg now to view their complete touring itinerary. The new track, "In The Empyreans," can also be streamed there now.

Arthur Alvarez
(guitars) states: "We couldn't be more stoked on going out with It Dies Today; they are a band we have listened to for a very long time and have a lot of respect for. We feel this tour will bring us new fans and give us the chance to play in front of fresh ears, too. We are also very excited to be playing a few more tracks off our brand new album 'Portals', so we hope to see you all soon. Come say hello and rage with us.”

Arsonists Get All The Girls
have informed the music industry that heavy, technical music can be successful since unveiling their Century Media debut album, 'The Game of Life'. The band has created a sound all their own and have become well known for their brand of grind, which has even been featured on MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel II. Now Arsonists are back with a brand new effort called 'Portals', which has been highly anticipated from fans and press alike. The album was recorded by Zack Ohren (As Blood Runs Black, All Shall Perish) and features 11 glorious grinders like “My Cup’s Half Empty” and “Violence in Fluid –Triceratops”.

Arsonists Get All The Girls

w/ See You Next Tuesday, Knives Exchanging Hands, Attila, Fell Silent:
07/30 - The Exit – Fresno, CA
07/31 - Modesto Virtual – Modesto, CA
08/01 - The 418 – Santa Cruz, CA
08/02 - Yesterday’s Plaza – Klamath Falls, OR
08/03 - Satyricon – Portland, OR
08/04 - Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
08/05 - The Boulevard – Spokane, WA
08/06 - TBA – Pocatello, IA
08/07 - Knights of Columbus – Gillette, WY
08/08 - Hodis Halfnote – Ft. Collins, CO
08/09 - Eagles Lodge – Wichita, KS
08/10 - Pinkeye – Tulsa, OK
08/11 - Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
08/12 - Fubar – St. Louis, MO
08/13 - TBA – Terre Haute, IN
08/14 - Black Sheep Café – Springfield, IL
08/15 - Mojoe’s – Chicago, IL

w/ It Dies Today, Vanna:
9/10 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
9/11 - Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
9/12 - The Loft @ The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
9/13 - School Of Rock - South Hackensack, NJ
9/14 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
9/16 - Hooligans - Jacksonville, NC
9/17 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA (No Vanna)
9/18 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC (No Vanna)
9/19 - Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL
9/23 - Java Jazz - Houston, TX
9/24 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
9/25 - Trees - Dallas, TX
9/27 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
9/28 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
9/30 - The Sets - Phoenix, AZ
10/01 - The Whiskey - Los Angeles, CA
10/06 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
10/10 - Harpos - Detroit, MI
10/14 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
10/15 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
10/16 - Mohawk - Buffalo, NY
10/17 - Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
 
 
 
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Vanna Post New Song Online
March 2, 2009
New England post-hardcore band have posted their first song “Safe To Say” from their sophomore album, 'A New Hope', which is set for release on March 24th, on the band’s Myspace page. Produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Our Last Night, Story of the Year) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge), 'A New Hope' emphasizes the band’s heightened musical abilities, balancing a perfect blend of emotive rock and perilous hardcore with refined precession.

Since the release of Vanna’s fan-favorite debut EP, 'The Search Party Never Came', and their follow-up full-length, 'Curses', the band has been on a continuous musical journey, evolving, exploring and maturing with each release and tour. With the experience of using what works and letting go of what doesn’t, the band tackled the writing and recording of 'A New Hope' with an added perspective and understanding.

“The writing and recording process naturally becomes more dialed and decisive with each record,” explains lead vocalist Chris Preece. “This record was approached with more of a group mentality. We talked a lot about what we liked and disliked about our last two releases, and each one of us were able to express ourselves in every step of the process. We locked ourselves in our practice space for two months, everyone threw out song ideas, and the ideas were fleshed out into something that we were all happy with. All of our individual influences and inspirations played a big role creatively.”

'A New Hope' Tracklisting:
1. Let's Have An Earthquake
2. Into Hell's Mouth We March
3. The Same Graceful Wind
4. Like Changing Seasons
5. Trashmouth
6. Safe To Say
7. We Are Nameless
8. Sleepwalker
9. Where We Are Now
10. Ten Arms
11. Life and Limb
12. The Sun Sets Here

Creativity abounds. 'A New Hope' will grab Vanna’s core fans with catchy songs fueled by intense breakdowns, while their accessible melodious song-writing will open the door to a new audience.

Continually elevating their game, Vanna have raised the musical stakes with a bombardment of twelve tracks that invoke a deluge of sensations. Preece’s guttural screams and Evan Pharmakis’ (guitarist/vocals) melodic choruses seamlessly duel on tracks like the epic post-hardcore anthem for the ages, “Safe To Say,” and the sweeping hit “The Same Graceful Wind.” The fast, ferocious work of guitarist Nick Lambert, bassist Shawn Marquis and drummer Chris Campbell provide a wall of intense sound on tracks like “Thrashmouth” and “Life and Limb.”

Vanna's undying passion for creating and growing musically has resulted in one of the best post-hardcore releases in years. Resistance is futile.

Vanna on Tour
CD Release Show Dates:
3/19 - The Station - Portland, Maine
3/20 - Rocko's - Manchester, New Hampshire
3/21 - Lupo's - Providence, Rhode Island
3/22 - Civic League Auditorium - Framingham, Massachusetts
4/02 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, Connecticut
4/03 - Harmony Grange - Wilmington, Delaware
4/04 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, New York
4/05 - The Waqterfront - Holyoke, Massachusetts

4/27 - Common Grounds- Springfield, Missouri (w/ Oh Sleeper Only)
4/28 - King Of Clubs - Tulsa, Oklahoma (w/ Oh Sleeper only)

w/ The Human Abstract, Oh Sleeper:
4/30 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, California
5/01 - Soma (Side Stage) - San Diego, California
5/02 - Phix Gallery - Pheonix, Arizona
5/03 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, New Mexico
5/04 - The Dream Center - Las Cruces, New Mexico
5/05 - The Door - Dallas, Texas
5/06 - The Java Jazz - East Houston, Texas
5/07 - High Ground - Metairie, Louisiana
5/08 - The Social - Orlando, Florida
5/09 - The 7 Venue - Douglasville, Georgia
5/10 - Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, North Carolina
5/12 - The Ottobar - Baltimore, Maryland
5/13 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania (w/ Oh Sleeper only)
5/14 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, New York
5/15 - Underground - Montreal, Quebec
5/16 - The Kathedral - Toronto, Ontario
5/17 - Mill Street Entry - Pontiac, Michigan
5/18 - THMV The Venue - Terre Haute, Indiana (w/ Oh Sleeper only)
5/19 - Mojoes Rock House - Tinley Park, Illinois
5/20 - Fubar - St. Louis, Missouri
5/22 - The Marquis Theater - Denver, Colorado
5/23 - Avalon Theater - Salt Lake City, Utah
5/25 - Modesto Virtual - Modesto, California
5/26 - Jerry's - Bakersfield, California
5/27 - The Exit - Fresno, California
5/28 - The Knitting Factory- Hollywood, California

Warped Tour Dates:
7/18 - Smartpunk Stage - Uniondale, New York
7/19 - Smartpunk Stage - Oceanport, New Jersey
7/21 - Smartpunk Stage - Boston, Massachusetts
 
 
 
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Vanna Unveil A New Hope In March
January 30, 2009
Boston post-hardcore group, Vanna, will release their anticipated sophomore album, 'A New Hope', March 24th on Epitaph Records. Produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Our Last Night, Story of the Year) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge), 'A New Hope' emphasizes the band's heightened musical abilities, balancing a perfect blend of emotive rock and perilous hardcore with refined precession. Fans can catch a preview of the new album this January as the band tours with Gwen Stacy.

Since the release of Vanna's fan-favorite debut EP, 'The Search Party Never Came', and their follow-up full-length, 'Curses', the band has been on a continuous musical journey, evolving, exploring and maturing with each release and tour. With the experience of using what works and letting go of what doesn't, the band tackled the writing and recording of 'A New Hope' with an added perspective and understanding.

"The writing and recording process naturally becomes more dialed and decisive with each record," explains lead vocalist Chris Preece. "This record was approached with more of a group mentality. We talked a lot about what we liked and disliked about our last two releases, and each one of us were able to express ourselves in every step of the process. We locked ourselves in our practice space for two months, everyone threw out song ideas, and the ideas were fleshed out into something that we were all happy with. All of our individual influences and inspirations played a big role creatively."

Creativity abounds. 'A New Hope' will grab Vanna's core fans with catchy songs fueled by intense breakdowns, while their accessible melodious song-writing will open the door to a new audience.

'A New Hope' Tracklisting:
1. Let's Have An Earthquake
2. Into Hell's Mouth We March
3. The Same Graceful Wind
4. Like Changing Seasons
5. Trashmouth
6. Safe To Say
7. We Are Nameless
8. Sleepwalker
9. Where We Are Now
10. Ten Arms
11. Life and Limb
12. The Sun Sets Here

Continually elevating their game, Vanna have raised the musical stakes with a bombardment of twelve tracks that invoke a deluge of sensations. Preece's guttural screams and Evan Pharmakis' (guitarist/vocals) melodic choruses seamlessly duel on tracks like the epic post-hardcore anthem for the ages, "Safe To Say," and the sweeping hit "The Same Graceful Wind." The fast, ferocious work of guitarist Nick Lambert, bassist Shawn Marquis and drummer Chris Campbell provide a wall of intense sound on tracks like "Trashmouth" and "Life and Limb."

Vanna's undying passion for creating and growing musically has resulted in one of the best post-hardcore releases in years. Resistance is futile. See Vanna this January and February on tour with Gwen Stacy and Our Last Night, immediately followed by a tour with LoveHateHero and Blessed By A Broken Heart that runs from mid-February through March 1st.

Vanna Tour Dates
w/ Gwen Stacy, Our Last Night:
1/30 - The Village - Little Rock, AR
1/31 - King of Clubs - Tulsa, OK
2/1 - Singleton - Bartlett, TN
2/2 - The Anchor - Nashville, TN
2/4 - Bulldog Café - Louisville, KY
2/5 - Doug's Rockhouse - Aurora, IL
2/6 - Truth Ministries - Port Clinton, OH
2/7 - Terre Haute Music Venue - Terre Haute, IN

Solo Dates:
2/8 - The 4-H - Cape Girardeau, MO
2/10 - 516 Sound Stage - Shreveport, LA
2/11 - Java Jazz - Houston, TX (w/ Belle Epoque)

w/ LoveHateHero, Blessed By A Broken Heart:
2/13 - First Family Church - Albuquerque, NM
2/14 - War Room - Amarillo, TX
2/15 - Plano Center - Plano, TX
2/16 - King of Clubs - Tulsa, OK
2/17 - The Village - Little Rock, AR
2/20 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
2/21 - Boney June's - Evansville, IN
2/22 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
2/24 - The Mixtape - Grand Rapids, MI
2/25 - Chubby Pickle - Windsor, ON
2/26 - Embassy - London, ON
2/27 - The Bayou - Ottawa, ON
3/1 - The Reverb - Toronto, ON

For More Information on Vanna, visit www.Epitaph.com, or head on over to the band's Official Myspace page.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Boston, MA
MEMBERS:
Chris Campbell - Drums
Nick Lambert - Guitar/Vocals
Chris Preece - Vocals
Shawn Marquis - Bass
Evan Pharmakis - Guitar/Vocals

New England post-hardcore group Vanna have spent the last several years on a personal journey, and it's the experience of living on the road that has helped them to discover who they truly are. After years of relentless touring and musical growth, the band has found balance with A New Hope, both literally and figuratively.

Since the bands formation in 2004 Vanna – Chris Preece (vocals), Nick Lambert (guitar/vocals), Evan Pharmakis (guitar/vocals), Shawn Marquis (bass) and newcomer Chris Campbell (drums) – have built a strong following based on their killer live shows, which helped garner attention from Epitaph Records. The band signed with the label in 2005 and released their debut EP, The Search Party Never Came, the following year. With the EP's release came extensive touring until it was time to release their full length album, Curses, in 2007. Signaling growth sonically from the EP, Curses highlighted the band's metalcore side establishing them as one of the most interesting up-and-coming bands in the post-hardcore scene.

After almost two years of touring in support of Curses, the band returned to their roots and entered the studio with producer Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Story of the Year) to record A New Hope. With widening musical vision and hard-won experience under their belts, Vanna tackled the writing and recording of A New Hope with an added perspective and understanding.

"The writing and recording process naturally becomes more dialed and decisive with each record," explains Preece. "This record was approached with more of a group mentality. We talked a lot about what we liked and disliked about our last two releases, and each one of us were able to express ourselves in every step of the process."

"Steve Evetts was honestly just a great fit for us," adds Pharmakis. "For me personally it was great because I feel my relationship with the producer is important. If we mesh well it shows in the recording. The more comfortable you are the better you perform, the better you can concentrate and the better ideas you come up with as a team, as far as harmonies and melody ideas. And Steve was a great mentor. Chris Preece and I really meshed our lyric and vocal ideas together in a different way on this album and it worked out great. We definitely got to show a more melodic side on the record. I'd like to think this new record is like the perfect mix between our last two releases but with the sound we always wanted...and the skill it took time to earn."

The result of their collaborative efforts are twelve smartly written tracks that highlight the band's musical evolution, balancing the perfect fusion of emotive rock and perilous hardcore.

"Into Hell's Mouth We March," the first song released from A New Hope, rips the album open with the group's finest mix of melody and hardcore yet. While fans will appreciate Vanna's signature mix of weighty breakdowns and uplifting choruses, they'll also hear a progression in song-writing, gang vocals and more melodic singing from guitarist/vocalist Evan Pharmakis which makes for a much more accessible sound. Anthemic tracks like the first single "Safe To Say" and "We Are Nameless" bring the goosebumps, pushing with trashing guitars and pulling with captivating melody until you are chanting alongside the dueling vocalists.

"I feel like A New Hope is a fresh start," says Pharmakis. "This is exactly where we want to be, and I couldn't be happier with the direction of our music. This is Vanna, we are finally Vanna."

As Vanna looks forward with A New Hope, they continue down their unpredictable path of self discovery, continually growing and evolving with new purpose and A New Hope.