Tuscaloosa, Alabama brings us Gideon, an aggressive, melodic hardcore band with an already impressive repertoire.  Well-placed gang vocals and a powerful front man set Gideon apart from many of their peers, while the band as a whole, whose members have been playing together only since 2008, come off sounding like seasoned pros.  Gideon have self-released two EPs since 2008 with the help of Brian Hood at 456 Recordings, and have been committed to playing as many shows as possible, turning to full time touring after all members of the band had graduated from high school.  Now they’re preparing to recording their debut for Strike First Records with Brian Hood this winter.  Look for the new full length Gideon album to be out in February 2011.

Tour Dates
Oct 23 – Ocean Springs, MI @ Fort Maurepas Park

Oct 29 – Madison, AL @ Cornerstone Church
Nov 2 – Greensboro, NC @Arizona Petes
Nov 3 – Murfreesboro, TN @ The Yeah! Venue
Nov 4 – Corbin, KY @ Corbin Tech Center
Nov 5 – Mansfield, OH @ Grounds 4 Change
Nov 6 – York Haven, PA @ Keystone Festival
Nov 9 – Manchester, NH @ Rockos’
Nov 10 – Boston, MA @ Church of Boston
Nov 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Party XPO
Nov 13 – Crofton, MA @ Macc
Nov 14 – Greenville, SC @ Suite 8
Jan 15 – Garden City, ID @ Brawl Studio
Jan 17 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jan 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Warehouse
Jan 23 – Roswell, NM @ The Unity Center
Jan 24 – El Paso, TX @ Open Gate Church
Jan 25 – Midland, TX @ The Pinebox

Messengers “Anthems” Nov 9
Your Memorial “Atonement” Nov 23
For Today “Breaker”
The Burial “The Winepress”
In The Midst of Lions “The Heart of Man”
Impending Doom “There Will Be Violence”
My Epic “Yet”
A Plea For Purging “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”
Call To Preserve “Life of Defiance”
War of Ages “Eternal”



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