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Living Sacrifice’s New Album Out Now
Metal legends LIVING SACRIFICE are debuting the video for the track “Rules of Engagement” on AOL Noisecreep. The video is the first from the band’s anticipated new album, The Infinite Order, which dropped January 26, 2010 on SolidState Records. he album’s early praise indicates that The Infinite Order has taken shape as one of 2010’s most anticipated metal releases, and illustrates in no uncertain terms why so many of today’s heavy music leaders hold LIVING SACRIFICE and their legacy in such high esteem: “You can hear LIVING SACRIFICE’s legacy in the entire generation of bands who’ve come after them… And those bands still haven’t caught up,” -Tim Lambesis/AS I LAY DYING “LIVING SACRIFICE definitely helped pave the way for our band’s crossover” -Tim McTague/UNDEROATH The Infinite Order defies expectation in more ways than one, starting with the inclusion of a bonus track on the physical copy that wasn’t originally intended for North American consumption – and that won’t be available on iTunes. “The Infinite Order was supposed to have 11 songs on it, but when you get the record, there are 12,” explains LIVING SACRIFICE vocalist and guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh. “The 12th track is called ‘Of My Flesh, Of My Heart’ and is a down-tuned rhythmic rager. This song was slated to be a bonus track on a possible European release. The manufacturer used the wrong master for the pressing, though, and now you have this extra song – which, for fans, is a good thing. Further pressings of the record will not have the extra song, so get this one early and you will have a collectors item.” The band previewed the release of The Infinite Order with an exclusive MySpace stream and an interactive album trailer on YouTube. As of Monday, January 25, the album is available for stream on AOL Music. LIVING SACRIFICE will support The Infinite Order with a February US tour (dates below). There aren’t too many metal lifers out there who AREN’T named SLAYER or METALLICA that are still making ferociously relevant music 20 years into their career. LIVING SACRIFICE are among the few and the proud, and despite the fact that they have inspired a huge portion of today’s young metal bands, they’re still playing like they’ve got something to prove.

John Reuben “No Be Nah” On MTVU’s Freshmen Video
John Reuben’s latest video “No Be Nah” was added to last week’s MTVU Best Freshmen Video voting. The “No Be Nah” video is one of four that Reuben created with Jeremy Hughes of Elevate Pictures to support his sixth album release Sex, Drugs and Self-Control. Filled with creative illustration of a motorcycle with sidecar journey, the video reminds us to watch our words and let our yes be yes, and our No Be Nah. You can view the video here.
Tour Dates:
1/27 – Snyder, TX
1/28 – Denison, TX
1/29 – Claremore, OK
1/30 – Amarillo, TX
1/31 – Santa Fe, NM
2/2 – Albuquerque, NM

Confide Go On Royal Family Tour
Royal Family Clothing has announced it’s first ever package tour to kick off this March. The tour will feature From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, Black Veil Brides and Sleeping With Sirens playing 27 dates nationwide. Royal Family produces original apparel and special high quality t-shirt designs for bands such as Coheed & Cambria, Whitechapel, A Day To Remember and Attack Attack! usually in limited numbers. Unique printing processes are used to insure the highest quality shirt, which is only available via the company’s website or at the band’s merch table at shows. Speaking on the idea for the tour Royal Fam President Cliff Wiener said “We have a great love of independent music and as an independent clothing line there is a natural fit between the DIY mentality of the bands and the brand. We’re helping to get good bands music out there via the tour and our clothing.” Confide re-released their debut Shout The Truth on Tragic Hero Records last year. The new edition saw the band re-recording all vocals and tacking on three new songs including a cover of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights.” The band have a new album being released on May 2010 and vocalist Ross Kenyon said of the tour “This will be our first tour of 2010 and it’s right before our brand new album comes out. We couldn’t be happier with the line up of bands and we’re stoked to play some new songs on the tour.”
Tour Dates:
3/12 – West Palm Beach, FL
3/13 – Pensacola, FL
3/15 – El Paso, TX
3/16 – Tempe, AZ
3/17 – Hollywood, CA
3/18 – San Bernardino, CA
3/19 – San Diego, CA
3/20 – Anaheim, CA
3/21 – Orangevale, CA
3/23 – Seattle, WA
3/25 – Pocatello, ID
3/26 – Salt Lake City, UT
3/27 – Denver, CO
3/28 – Wichita, KS
3/30 – St. Louis, MO
3/31 – Lexington, KY
4/1 – Terre Haute, IN
4/2 – Grand Rapids, MI
4/3 – Pontiac, MI
4/4 – Cleveland, OH
4/6 – Manchester, NH
4/7 – Poughkeepsie, NY
4/8 – Allentown, PA
4/9 – Lemoyne, PA
4/10 – Vineland, NJ
4/11 – Richmond, VA

Deas Vail joins Owl City Tour
Deemed by Alternative Press Magazine as one of the 100 bands to watch in 2010—Deas Vail are ready to let their voice be heard with the release their Mono vs Stereo retail debut Birds & Cages on January 26. The band will also embark on endless touring this year starting off with an already sold out 20-city trek with Owl City kicking off on January 21 followed by a spring tour with Copeland (dates below). Deas Vail also extends a helping hand by donating the track ‘The Things You Were’ to Songs For Haiti 2010 Earthquake Relief to help with relief efforts, 100% of money contributed through “Songs for Haiti” will be spread among three charities active in Haiti: Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, and Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. Bringing a rare mix of sound with their unique signature style, Deas Vail’s Birds & Cages is the second release from the newly revived record label, Mono vs. Stereo, a partnership between Gotee Records and Relient K.
For more information on Deas Vail, go here:
deasvail.com
Tour Dates:
1/27 – Cincinnati, OH
1/28 – Columbus, OH
1/29 – Towson, MD
1/30 – Norfolk, VA
2/1 – Charleston, SC
2/2 – Jacksonville, FL
2/3 – St Petersburg, FL
2/4 – Ft Lauderdale, FL
2/5 – Orlando, FL
2/6 – Athens, GA
2/8 – Birmingham, AL
2/9 – Baton Rouge, LA
2/10 – Little Rock, AR
3/2 – Carrboro, NC
3/3 – Towson, MD
3/5 – Philadelphia, PA
3/6 – Cambridge, MA
3/8 – NYC, NY
3/9 – Brooklyn, NY
3/11 – Millville, PA
3/12 – Akron, OH
3/13 – E. Lansing, MI
3/14 – Chicago, IL
3/15 – Minneapolis, MN
3/17 – Omaha, NE
3/18 – Lawrence, KS
3/19 – Englewood, CO
3/20 – Murray, UT
3/22 – Seattle, WA
3/23 – Portland, OR
3/25 – Pomona, CA
3/26 – Los Angeles, CA
3/27 – San Francisco, CA
3/29 – La Jolla, CA
3/30 – Tempe, AZ
4/1 – Austin, TX
4/2 – Dallas, TX
4/3 – Tulsa, OK
4/5 – Nashville, TN
4/6 – Knoxville, TN
4/7 – Atlanta, GA
4/8 – St Petersburg, FL
4/9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/10 – Orlando, FL
4/11 – Orlando, FL

Megadeth To Perform Rust In Peace Live
The mighty Megadeth will join forces with Testament and Exodus for a month-long jaunt that will find these thrash titans crisscrossing the nation on the ‘Rust in Peace’ 20th anniversary tour. These will be incredibly special shows that will delight Megadeth fans, as the band will be playing their landmark, genre-defining album, 1990’s Rust in Peace, in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth set list favorites. Megadeth’s latest, ENDGAME, was released in September 2009 and received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s career. The band performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and was nominated for yet another Grammy – the eight nomination of their storied career- for “Head Crusher.” Megadeth also enjoyed heaps of praise in the press, from outlets as varied as New York to Revolver to VH1’s “That Metal Show” to PopMatters. With ENDGAME, Megadeth have once again ascended to the top of the metal world. The tour will kick off on March 1 in Spokane, WA and will run through the end of the month. The dates are as follows, with tickets going on sale this Friday, January 29.
Tour Dates:
3/1 – Spokane, WA
3/2 – Boise, ID
3/3 – Medford, OR
3/6 – Calgary, AB
3/7 – Edmonton, AB
3/8 – Saskatoon, SK
3/11 – Indianapolis, IN
3/12 – Pittsburgh, PA
3/13 – Buffalo, NY
3/15 – Washington, DC
3/16 – Baltimore, MD
3/18 – Scranton, PA
3/19 – Norfolk, VA
3/21 – Atlanta, GA
3/22 – Asheville, NC
3/23 – Memphis, TN
3/25 – Houston, TX
3/26 – Austin, TX
3/27 – Lubbock, TX
3/28 – El Paso, TX
3/30 – Tucson, AZ
3/31 – Hollywood, CA

Day Of Fire News
Nashville-based rock band DAY OF FIRE will release their third CD LOSING ALL–a powerful hard-rock record that explores the meaning of rebirth–January 26 via Razor And Tie. After four special CD release shows in the Southeast, DAY OF FIRE will join Cold and Nonpoint on the road February 16 for a run of U.S. shows. LOSING ALL’s first single “Lately” is currently at #35 and climbing on R&R’s Active Rock Monitor chart. Drummer Zach Simms, who wrote the chorus during a time of turmoil surrounding the band, reveals that the song is about “letting go of the things that have been clouding your mind.” He continues, “hopefully it will give people a reason to chase their dream that may have been shattered by someone telling them that they could never achieve it.” DAY OF FIRE features Josh Brown (vocals), brothers Joe Pangallo (guitar) and Chris Pangallo (bass), and Zach Simms (drums). Brown grew up in Jackson, Tennessee, where he picked up songwriting and a serious drug habit at age 15. Two years later he became the frontman for Full Devil Jacket, and at 22, scored a major record deal. The band toured with Creed and Nickelback and made a splash at Woodstock ‘99, but on his way to success, Brown had a major crash: a heroin overdose in an Orlando bathroom which put his career on hold while he rehabbed and rethought his life. In a recent feature in Billboard, Brown elaborates: “I was already a drug addict when I got my first record deal, and when someone gave me a pile of money I was like, ‘Man, I’m going to do more drugs than I’ve ever done.’ I did, and that lifestyle was killing me. I just came to the realization after OD’ing a couple of times I needed to change. (January 16, 2010)” After several years out of the spotlight, Brown had a burst of inspiration, re-emerged with a new slate of songs and assembled Day of Fire. The group’s first two albums–Day Of Fire (2004) and Cut & Move (2006)–sold more than 150,000 copies combined. LOSING ALL was recorded in 2009 near the band’s Nashville home base with producer Rogers Masson (Marilyn Manson, Song Of America, The Early Hours). For Day of Fire, LOSING ALL isn’t about despair and endings, but hope and fresh starts. During the two years the band was working on the album, they experienced various personal and professional changes. Brown explains in Billboard: “We changed management. We changed booking agencies. We changed labels. At the time, I was going through a divorce. Me and my wife are back together now, but my life was just turned upside down completely. So that’s what the record is about–pretty much having the rug pulled out from under you. (January 16, 2010)” But even when Day of Fire was at a low point, somebody cut them a break: Chris Daughtry, who had opened for DAY OF FIRE a year before his career-changing stint on American Idol. Daughtry invited Day of Fire on tour and co-wrote three tracks on LOSING ALL, including the chugging, melodic “Hello Heartache,” “When I See You” and “Airplane.” The band held nothing back on LOSING ALL, and everyone drew on intense, raw personal experiences for nearly every track. Super-charged slow roller “Airplane” describes Brown meeting his wife for the first time at a Type O Negative concert and the swirling grind of “Cold Addiction” examines the horrors of being trapped inside cocaine dependency. Ultimately, Day of Fire’s true strength is their sincerity, honesty and ability to connect with audiences on a personal level. ”We all go through dark times, but we can go through them together–that’s what rock & roll is about to us,” Brown says.
Tour Dates:
1/27 – Jacksonville, NC
1/28 – Johnson City, TN
1/29 – Nashville, TN
1/31 – Jackson, TN
2/16 – Raleigh, NC
2/18 – Sayreville, NJ
2/19 – Allentown, PA
2/20 – Lancaster, PA
2/21 – Pittsburgh, PA
2/23 – Syracuse, NY
2/25 – Louisville, KY
2/26 – Flint, MI
2/27 – Grand Rapids, MI
2/28 – Traverse City, MI
3/2 – Dekalb, IL
3/3 – Dayton, OH
3/5 – Maplewood, MN
3/6 – Libertyville, IL
3/7 – Appleton, WI
3/9 – Columbia, MO
3/10 – Fort Wayne, IN
3/12 – Hartford, CT
3/13 – Fitchburg, MA
3/14 – Clifton Park, NY
3/16 – Johnson City, TN
3/17 – Little Rock, AR
3/19 – Houston, TX
3/20 – Dallas, TX
3/21 – San Antonio, TX
3/26 – Boise, ID
3/27 – Spokane, WA
3/28 – Reno, NV
4/1 – Santa Rosa, CA
4/3 – West Hollywood, CA
4/7 – Lubbock, TX
4/9 – Abilene, TX
4/10 – Odessa, TX
4/11 – Corpus Christi, TX
4/13 – Jacksonville Beach, FL
4/14 – Ft. Walton Beach, FL
4/16 – Melbourne, FL

Luminate Debuts
Listen for the debut single from new Sparrow Records artist Luminate “Shine (Love Is An Action),” now at iTunes, currently impacting radio coast-to-coast. he Texas-based band will release its self-titled debut album, produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Vince Gill, Steven Curtis Chapman), on March 23, 2010. You can check out more information on Luminate here.

TSO: Not Just For Christmas Anymore!
On a late night in the spring of 1827 the city of Vienna is experiencing the largest lightning storm in its long history. Within a large disheveled room, Ludwig Von Beethoven is slumped over his piano and on the piano sits the just completed manuscript for his Tenth Symphony. It is his final, and he is certain, his greatest work. As the clock strikes midnight, Mephistopheles appears to collect the great composer’s soul. Looking into the abyss of eternity Beethoven is horrified but the devil has an offer and the bargaining begins. So begins TSO’s inaugural performance of “Beethoven’s Last Night” in its entirety. TSO will be debuting songs that have never been performed live. Having just been named one of Billboard’s “Top 25 Touring Artists of the Decade” and coming off their massively successful Winter Tour, which played to over 1.2 million fans, TSO is not wasting any time and is gearing back up for the road. Bringing it back to where it all started, TSO is taking this engagement out on a limited 31 city run performing for the first time in years in an intimate theatre setting. The legions who have come to enjoy their symphonic rock take on the classics will be thrilled to hear live this historic fictional tale of Beethoven’s last night on Earth. Combining 50% what happened with 50% of what might have happened, the story revolves around the tough choices the composer has to make with what will be his life’s legacy. Trans-Siberian Orchestra creator, Paul O’Neill, who cites Beethoven as one of his greatest musical influences explains, “Beethoven was the world’s first heavy metal musician. The main theme in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony could easily have been written by Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. Later on, I discovered how he overcame the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of deafness, lead poisoning and manic depression to compose some of the most timeless music ever created. The fact that he himself would never be able to hear any of these compositions is in and of itself a mesmerizing story. Weave into that tale such characters as Mozart and the royal family of the Hapsburg Empire, all individuals that Beethoven knew personally, you have the basis of a story with limitless twists and turns. A story as riveting and relevant today as it was when it occurred three centuries ago.” For the second half of the show, TSO will be playing selections from their recently released double album “Night Castle,” featuring the new single, “Believe.” Night Castle bowed at #5 on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart and was certified gold in less than 8 weeks. With “Night Castle” released and the “Beethoven’s Last Night” tour up and running, fans of TSO can expect the band to try and find more ways to push the emotional impact of their recordings and live performances further. O’Neill says “we always try to stay cutting edge and one step ahead of our fans’ expectations, trying to make the impossible possible and the yet unimagined real.”
For more information on TSO, visit:
trans-siberian.com
Tour Dates:
3/25 – Cincinnati, OH
3/26 – Akron, OH
3/27 – Cleveland, OH
3/28 – Syracuse, NY
3/31 – Providence, RI
4/1 – Boston, MA
4/2 – Hartford, CT
4/3 – Hershey, PA
4/4 – Pittsburgh, PA
4/5 – Erie, PA
4/7 – Philadelphia, PA
4/8 – New York, NY
4/9 – Wilkes-Barre, PA
4/10 – Albany, NY
4/11 – Washington, D.C.
4/13 – Toronto, ON
4/15 – Buffalo, NY
4/16 – Columbus, OH
4/17 – Chicago, IL
4/18 – St. Louis, MO
4/20 – Grand Rapids, MI
4/21 – Detroit, MI
4/22 – Milwaukee, WI
4/23 – Des Moines, IA
4/24 – Minneapolis, MN
4/25 – Kansas City, MO
4/27 – Oklahoma City, OK
4/28 – Amarillo, TX
4/30 – San Antonio, TX
5/1 – Houston, TX
5/2 – Dallas, TX

Skillet Joins TobyMac On Tour
In what many are already calling one of the best line up’s in the history of Christian touring, two of the industry’s biggest acts, SKILLET & TOBYMAC, have joined forces for the AWAKE TONIGHT tour this spring. Sure to be an evening of pure adrenaline and energy, the tour will hit over 20 cities throughout March and April, kicking off on March 5th in Indiana (current tour routing below). Both John Cooper of Skillet and TobyMac recently spoke about the fun they’ll have out on the road together and their excitement about the tour in CCM Magazine’s new digital issue, featuring TobyMac on the cover, which can be seen here. “Every year people say this is the “must see” tour,” comments Awakening Events’ Dan Fife, who is promoting several shows on the AWAKE TONIGHT tour. “This Spring the TobyMac & Skillet pairing has created the ultimate concert EXPERIENCE. With two headliners on the same stage, that have this much energy to offer night after night, all I can say is go get a ticket. You don’t want to be the unlucky person that spends the rest of their life wishing they were there.” Skillet’s latest, AWAKE, continues to propel the incredible momentum the rock outfit has going for them with a blockbuster debut at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, selling over 67,000 units and peaking at No. 1 on iTunes’ “Top Albums” chart and “Top Rock” chart. Already over 300k in scans in just 20 weeks (more than double that of the GOLD selling COMATOSE), AWAKE was Amazon.com’s best selling Christian CD of 2009, and boasts the No. 4 mainstream Active Rock single in the country with “Monster,” which was also AOL Music’s No. 4 mainstream rock song of last year, and the No. 1 Christian CHR & Rock single, “Hero,” which has been used all season long by the NFL in their, Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos. Skillet has toured with the likes of mainstream megastars Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether and Flyleaf, and headlined a slew of major Christian festivals, all followed by solo tours that ranked within Pollstar’s Concert Pulse Top 50 Tours. Along the way, the two-time Grammy®-nominated alternative rockers also scored seven consecutive number one Christian radio singles, a 2008 GMA Dove Award for “Rock Song of the Year,” and a 2009 nomination for Artist of the Year. Along with a trio of singles on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts, a pair of BMI Songwriting Awards, and being chosen as Reader’s Poll favorites on several top ccm websites, they also released their first ever concert CD/DVD combo pack “Comatose Comes Alive.”
Tour Dates:
3/4 – Aurora, IL
3/5 – West Lafayette, IN
3/6 – Valparaiso, IN
3/7 – Murray, KY
3/12 – Evansville, IN
3/13 – Bristol, TN
3/18 – Lancaster, PA
3/19 – Baltimore, MD
3/20 – Johnstown, PA
3/21 – Toledo, OH
3/25 – Tallahassee, FL
3/26 – Ft. Meyers, FL
3/27 – West Palm Beach, FL
3/28 – Auburn, AL
4/1 – New Orleans, LA
4/2 – Tyler, TX
4/3 – Jackson, MS
4/9 – Huntington, WV
4/10 – Lynchburg, VA
4/11 – Asheville, NC

The Rocketboys News
Austin-based band The Rocketboys recently stopped by the Day Trotter offices in Illinois to perform songs from their newly released full-length, 20,000 Ghosts. The Day Trotter session features one song from their previous effort, Sing Bird Sing and three from 20,000 Ghosts as well as a unreleased B-Side. In addition, The Rocketboys have announced the first set of dates for their spring tour including performances at SXSW and NX35 Festival in Denton, Texas alongside The Flaming Lips and Denton’s-own Midlake. The Rocketboys released 20,000 Ghosts in September of 2009 to widespread critical acclaim. Ghost’s was engineered by Louie Lino (Nada Surf, Matt Pond PA). Describing the new album, guitarist Daniel Wheeler said, “20,000 Ghosts displays a new range of diversity and maturity in our music, while maintaining the pop-sensibility that fans have come to love. We try to find the balance between a light, drum-driven brand of indie rock and darker, more atmospheric sounds coupled with lyrics and melodies you can’t get out of your head.”
Tour Dates:
2/26 – Abilene, TX
2/27 – Oklahoma City, OK
2/28 – Little Rock AR
3/1 – Memphis TN
3/2 – St. Louis, MO
3/3 – Nashville, TN
3/4 – Athens, GA
3/6 – Mobile, AL
3/7 – Beaumont, TX
3/12 – Denton, TX
3/17 – Austin, TX
3/18 – Austin, TX
3/19 – Austin, TX
3/20 – Austin, TX
3/21 – Austin, TX
For more information on The Rocketboys, visit:
myspace.com/rocketboys

husband&wife News
husband&wife have released a brand new, free, 0″ single! The A side is a home recording of the fellas doing a lively rendition of chemic’s classic jam “Don’t Stop”, complete with homemade kazoos and the whole nine yards. The B side is an unbelievable “remix” of husband&wife’s classic jam “I Got Fat” by Matt Coleman that is sure to be the club hit of the summer!

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