Their July release of A Feast for Crows was almost like a re-birth for this Cincinnati band. Formed with all new members, Corpus Christi delivered an album that did not disappoint the band’s pre-existing fans. Following up their release with an impressive run including Victory label mates A Hero A Fake, Corpus Christi have finally found the groove they were looking for.

Corpus Christi will be hitting the road for the remainder of the year on a headlining run supported by With Words, Thoughts in Reverse, and Inhale Exhale (on select dates).

Dates below:

11/27/2010

The Attic Dayton OH

11/28/2010

Seven Venue Columbus OH

11/29/2010

Frankie’s Toledo OH

11/30/2010

RACK N ROLL Riverview MI

12/1/2010

SUBTERRANEAN Chicago IL

12/2/2010

Terre Haute Music Venue Terre Haute IN

12/3/2010

Fubar St. Louis MO

12/5/2010

The Mad Hatter Covington KY

12/6/2010

SOAPBOX LOUNGE Wilmington NC

12/7/2010

Crocodile Rock Allentown PA

12/8/2010

Church of the Bleeding Eardrum Long branch NJ

12/9/2010

Sinclair’s West Babylon NY

12/10/2010

El n Gee New London CT

12/11/2010

Rocko’s Manchester NH

12/12/2010

Ralph’s Rock Diner Worcester MA

About the band:
Cincinnati, Ohio’s CORPUS CHRISTI is back with a retooled lineup and a brand new album, A Feast For Crows. Guitarist and clean vocalist Jarrod Christman, bassist Caleb Rhoads, guitarist Derek Ayres, harsh vocalist Max O’Connell, and drummer Andrew Poling continually create a sound that grabs you by the throat and never lets go. Although there is only one founding member remaining, CORPUS CHRISTI promises to be the strongest they’ve ever been.  The rest of the sensational quintet came into CORPUS CHRISTI through a rather remarkable series of events.  “Everyone left, and as a result we got the best lineup yet,” said Christman of their changing roster.  “It sucked to lose everyone but it turned out to be for the best.  There’s a higher morale, and these new guys are a blast to be around,” he adds.  The new breath of life is the result of other bands falling apart.  During the summer of 2009, O’Connell was on the road with the former CORPUS CHRISTI lineup selling their merch. On a random stop, he was asked to step in for Micah from Oh Sleeper, leading Christman to realize that O’Connell’s vocal talent could carry a band. When the former vocalist left CORPUS CHRISTI, there was no question in Christman’s mind of who would fill his shoes.  “Max was our first choice,” said Christman. Meanwhile, Ayres and Poling were working together in another band based in Cincinnati that just so happened to break up a short while before CORPUS CHRISTI.  “Perfect timing,” said Christman about the series of events, “We had known them for years before from the Cincy scene anyway, so it was the logical next step.”  It turns out that the ties between these future band-mates dates back to 2006, the year in which CORPUS CHRISTI had their first show with none other than Ayres and Poling’s old band, The Beneath.  Christman had known Rhoads his entire life since the bassist’s family attended the church where the vocalist’s father preached.  A couple years ago, Christman found out Rhoads was in a metal band and ended up playing a few shows with them.  Fatefully, and conveniently when CORPUS CHRISTI lost 4 out of its 5 members, Rhoads’ band broke up leaving him to join the revamped Corpus Christi, adding the final layer needed to complete their new identity.  “Everyone’s timing of their band’s disassembly was just perfect,” said Christman. CORPUS CHRISTI , Latin for “the body of Christ,” continues to stay true to their Christian faith, and in doing so they further shatter the stereotype that music with a greater meaning cannot be expressed via metal. “To be a Christian metal band comes with a unique set of hurdles, but we play this music because we love it and because its extension of our personalities,” Christman explains.  Hardships aside, it cannot be denied that their music has led them to a serious list of accomplishments. The original quintet was signed to VICTORY RECORDS in 2008, and spent the last two years on the road supporting their debut album, The Darker Shades of White. CORPUS CHRISTI has toured throughout the country on the Fresh Princes of Metal Tour with label-mates WRETCHED, the Scream The Prayer Tour, and the Ichthus Festival 2009 alongside Norma Jean, Haste The Day, and The Devil Wears Prada.  They have also toured with artists such as Four Letter Lie, Heal These Wounds, and Ambush. This summer, the fresh CORPUS CHRISTI is confirmed for the Ichthus Festival 2010 located in Kentucky, and they will be embarking on a nationwide tour in support of A Feast For Crows. Opening with crushing blast beats, brutal riffs, and throat shredding vocals, A Feast For Crows refuses to be unheard or overlooked.  Produced by Christman and Shane Frisby, A Feast For Crows was recorded through April 2010 at The Brick Hit House Studios in Massachusetts.  Of the time, Christman said it was the “most enjoyable recording experience ever.  Out of any group, band, producer, project, ever.”  Ayres and Christman wrote everything, with the latter penning all the lyrics. “It was the most collaborative song-writing I’ve ever done, and also the most enjoyable experience,” said Christman.  “It was 100% better this time around,” he adds.

For more Information on CORPUS CHRISTI, visit these sites:
www.myspace.com/corpuschristi
http://www.victoryrecords.com/artists/corpuschristi
www.victorypresscenter.com/corpuschristi
www.victoryrecords.com

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