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For Today Releases New Video

For Today has released the video for “Devastator” from their new album Breaker. Breaker, For Today’s 3rd album with Facedown Records, was release on August 31st and quickly rose to #53 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. For Today is currently on tour with Bleeding Through on The Anti-Hero Tour through October. In November they’ll be heading over the pond for their first European tour. Check out the video here.

Skillet Goes Gold
In a fast and furious 10 months, AWAKE, the latest album from Atlantic recording group SKILLET, has been certified gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000. The album – which includes two Active Rock radio blockbusters in the top 5 hit, “Monster”, and the top 12 smash, “Hero” – continues to reign as a hard rock favorite, standing strong in the upper half of the Billboard 200. The band is also set to release their next single and video for “Awake & Alive” in the coming weeks. Produced by Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Daughtry, Flyleaf), Awake reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Store’s “Top Albums” chart within 24 hours of its release last August. The album also made a blockbuster debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200, entering the chart at #2. Skillet’s headline tours ranked with Pollstar’s Concert Pulse Top 50 Tours and recently landed the band on the cover of the magazine. In addition, the band has shared stages with such like-minded acts as Flyleaf, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether, and Puddle of Mudd. “Hero,” the stirring second single from Awake, has received an array of high-profile placements, including THQ’s WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 video game. Various tracks from Awake have received major TV placements including NBC Sunday Night Football, NBC’s “The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania” and MTV’s “Bully Beatdown.” In addition to cumulative album sales now approaching 2 million, Skillet has racked up a wide range of honors throughout their extraordinary career, including multiple Grammy nominations and two BMI Music Award wins for “The Last Night” and “The Older I Get,” both featured on the gold certified COMATOSE. Skillet have also announced plans to join forces and destroy crowds across the US with their Monsters of Annihilation tour with Papa Roach, beginning October 1st in Myrtle Beach, SC at The House of Blues. “We’ve become good friends with Skillet over the past couple years and are excited to jump on the road with them. Having both Papa Roach and Skillet together on one stage, you best believe we’re going to burn it down!!! Get ready for total stage annihilation,” says Papa Roach front man Jacoby Shaddix.
For more information, visit:
skillet.com

As Hell Retreats Touring
As Hell Retreats have just announced an extensive fall tour. They’ll be out with Strengthen What Remains for the first half of the dates and then they’ll join up with Strike First’s Letter to the Exiles and Gideon for the second half. As Hell Retreats are touring in support of their 2010 debut Revival.
Tour Dates:
9/29 – Shiloh, OH
10/1 – State Line, PA
10/4 – Ellicott, MD
10/5 – Brooklyn, NY
10/10 – Amityville, NY
10/15 – East Ridge, TN
10/16 – East Ridge, TN
11/1 – Marietta, GA
11/2 – Murfreesboro, TN
11/3 – Corbin, KY
11/5 – Mansfeild, OH
11/6 – York, PA
11/9 – Manchester, NH
11/10 – Boston, MA
11/11 – Brooklyn, NY
11/13 – Crofton, MD

Ivoryline Premiere New Video
Tooth & Nail Records and Ivoryline announce the premiere of the music video for “Instincts” now on Facebook. Fans will have to “Like” Ivoryline on Facebook in order to gain access to the video, which was filmed on location in Galveston, TX at Crystal Beach and downtown Austin by director Van Blumreich. “In it I play a semi-crazy inventor who is obsessed with birds and flying. For some reason, he thinks that becoming like a bird is the answer to his search for meaning,” says vocalist Jeremy Gray. “Obviously, that’s not the case, and when his dream of flying comes to a tragic end, he barely escapes with his life. His near death experience is enough to jolt him out from his delusion and as the video ends, he knows he has a second chance at a real life.” The song is off the band’s new album VESSELS which is available in stores and online now and can be downloaded at iTunes and Amazon MP3.
Tour Dates:
10/7 – Rhinelander, WI
10/8 – Des Moines, IA
10/9 – Minneapolis, MN
10/10 – Baxter, MN
10/13 – Toledo, OH
10/14 – Kent, OH
10/16 – Toledo, OH
10/17 – Richland, MI
10/20 – Tulsa, OK
10/21 – Ft Smith, AR
10/22 – Dallas, TX
10/23 – Corpus Christi, TX
10/29 – Cordova, TN
10/30 – Birmingham, AL
10/31 – Springfield, MO

Comeback Kid Release New Video<
COMEBACK KID and Altpress.com have teamed up to reveal the dark juxtaposition of snakes versus rats that visually accompanies the band’s first single “Because of All”. Watch the video here. Symptoms + Cures radiates COMEBACK KID’s genre-perfecting style of breakneck traditional hardcore punk rock combined with prevailing melodies. The band wrote their fierce new collection of anthems in the place that they have come to know the most; the road, proving themselves to be today’s premiere hardcore band as well as a true touring force. Catch them on the road with Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years and American Fang on the Tonight We Feel Alive Tour.
Tour Dates:
10/3 – South Burlington, VT
10/4 – Philadelphia, PA
10/5 – New York, NY
10/6 – Boston, MA
10/7 – Buffalo, NY
10/8 – Detroit, MI
10/9 – Cleveland, OH
10/10 – Chicago, IL
10/12 – Milwaukee, WI
10/13 – St. Paul, MN
10/14 – Lawrence, KS
10/15 – Denver, CO
10/16 – Salt Lake City, UT
10/17 – Boise, ID
10/18 – Seattle, WA
10/19 – Portland, OR
10/20 – San Francisco, CA
10/21 – Pomona, CA
10/22 – West Hollywood, CA
10/23 – San Diego, CA
10/24 – Mesa, AZ

Anberlin Gets Caffeinated Tour Support
The band Anberlin (Universal Republic) has welcomed Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee onto their 5-week Fall 2010 US tour, in an initiative to raise money for orphan homes in coffee farming communities in Haiti and Rwanda. Stephen Christian, singer of Anberlin and founder of Faceless International explained why he has extended the invite to Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee: “For me Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee is the ideal, not only do they produce some of the best coffee but the logic behind the organization is solid and uplifting. Sustainable living for small communities is the future for developing impoverished countries around the world, and a sound way to fight human trafficking, a cause that is near to my heart. I will continue to support 1000 Hills in my personal life by buying their coffee and remain a strong supporter of the cause throughout my professional career as a musician.” The Drink Coffee. Do Good. tour team will travel 15,000 miles in just under 45 days this fall, hitting 33 major cities in both the US and Canada. “It is our goal with the tour to raise enough funds to build-out at least 10 homes for orphans in Bukonya, Rwanda, as well as to fund the construction of a clean water coffee washing station in Haiti,” explains Danny Nicoletto, tour manager for Land of a Thousand Hills. “Haiti has the climate to produce some excellent coffee, but there are several care needs that need to be met since the earthquake. The time is now to be involved there. We are really grateful to be a part of this tour and look forward to telling our story to Anberlin’s audience.” Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee will be raising funds for this project through mobile giving. By TXTing “GOOD” to 50555, a donation of $5 is made to the Do Good Initiative. As a thank you from Thousand Hills and Stephen Christian, once the donation is made, a link is sent with a free download of “Summer Tongues” by Anchor & Braille (side project of Stephen of Anberlin). The tour will feature opening bands Civil Twilight and The Crash Kings and will promote Anberlin’s new release “Dark is the Way, Light is a Place” out now on Universal Republic. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee is looking forward to keeping everyone well caffeinated and hope to change lives in Rwanda and Haiti. DRINK COFFEE. DO GOOD.

August Burns Red Live Album Out Now
Home – ABR’s first live recording – captures the band playing a wildly energetic and ferocious show to a sold-out crowd of 1250+ in the band’s hometown of Manheim, PA. The powerful, pummeling performance featured many fan favorites from the band’s three full-length albums, Constellations, 2007’s Messengers and 2005’s Thrillseeker, meaning that Home will appeal to both new and longtime ABR fans. Shot and edited by Space Monkey Studios (COHEED AND CAMBRIA, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE), the DVD also includes a documentary on the band detailing life on the road and at home and featuring fans discussing the ways in which AUGUST BURNS RED have impacted their lives in a positive, meaningful way. The recording of Home was yet another highlight for a band that had spent the previous year touring everywhere but “Home,” including 5 continents, from Dubai to Australia, Japan to South America, in addition to crisscrossing Europe and North America with everyone from LAMB OF GOD to A DAY TO REMEMBER. The critical success of Constellations, the band’s 3rd album, has helped AUGUST BURNS RED not only become one of the forerunners in the current metal scene, but also break out and reach newer fanbases. The band has surpassed more than a quarter million in combined album sales. Constellations has sold nearly 85,000 copies and has been lauded by taste-making publications such as Revolver, AP, Outburn and more, further solidifying ABR’s stature. Following the AP Fall Tour, the band will cap off an epic 2010 with a trek across Australia and New Zealand alongside legendary artists MEGADETH, NOFX, THE DESCENDENTS, DROPKICK MURPHYS and more as part of the No Sleep Til festival tour.
Tour Dates:
10/13 – Pontiac, MI
10/14 – Cincinnati, OH
10/15 – Sauget, IL
10/16 – Milwaukee, WI
10/19 – Minneapolis, MN
10/20 – Kansas City, MO
10/21 – Denver, CO
10/22 – Salt Lake City, UT
10/23 – Boise, ID
10/24 – Seattle, WA
10/25 – Portland, OR
10/27 – San Francisco, CA
10/28 – Pomona, CA
10/29 – Los Angeles, CA
10/30 – San Diego, CA
10/31 – Las Vegas, NV
11/2 – Tucson, AZ
11/4 – Austin, TX
11/5 – San Antonio, TX
11/6 – Dallas, TX
11/7 – Houston, TX
11/9 – Orlando, FL
11/10 – Ft Lauderdale, FL
11/11 – Tampa, FL
11/12 – Atlanta, GA
11/13 – Nashville, TN
11/14 – Charlotte, NC
11/16 – Norfolk, VA
11/17 – Baltimore, MD
11/18 – Philadelphia, PA
11/19 – Boston, MA
11/20 – Williamsville, NY
11/21 – Toronto, ON
11/22 – Montreal, QC
11/24 – New York, NY
11/26 – Sayreville, NJ
11/27 – Allentown, PA
11/28 – Cleveland, OH

My Epic To Tour With Oceana
Facedown Records’ My Epic is heading out on tour with Oceana (Rise) to promote their current album Yet. “Yet is about the distance between that which has already been traveled, overcome, and discarded, and the journey still to come. It is about the evidence, even now, of what will be. It is about a G-d who is so brilliantly and blindingly big that our rational minds can only be left to cower at His depths. He is so magnificent that we cannot yet look him in the eye and yet He desires to live within us.”
Tour Dates:
10/16 – East Ridge, TN
10/17 – Lynchburg, VA
10/18 – Fredericksburg, VA
10/19 – Crofton, MD
10/22 – Lansing, MI
10/23 – Toledo, OH
10/26 – La Crosse, WI
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN
10/28 – Sioux Falls, SD
10/29 – Jefferson, SD
10/30 – Denver, CO
10/31 – Salt Lake City, UT
11/2 – Seattle, WA
11/4 – Petaluma, CA
11/6 – Temecula, CA
11/7 – Chino, CA
11/8 – Yucaipa, CA
11/12 – El Paso, TX
11/13 – San Antonio, TX
11/14 – Dallas, TX
11/15 – Joplin, MO
11/16 – Russellville, AR
11/17 – Oxford, MS
11/20 – Douglasville, GA
For more information on My Epic, visit:
myspace.com/myepic

Check Out Where the Ocean Meets the Sky
With only a few weeks remaining until the release of their new album, Empires, WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY are premiering a brand-new track – ‘The Mettle of a Man’ – exclusively at Noisecreep. ‘The Mettle of a Man’ is the second track the band has released in advance of their forthcoming debut, Empires, which is set to drop in stores and online everywhere October 12th from CI Records, the label that helped launch the careers of genre-related acts like AUGUST BURNS RED and TEXAS IN JULY. The musically adventurous NJ six-piece prominently display their three-guitar attack on ‘Mettle,’ which also showcases the band’s pummeling rhythms, soaring melodies and electronic flourishes. “This is actually one of the oldest songs on the record,” explains vocalist Blake Martin. “We had been playing the earliest incarnations of it live for about 6 months prior to hitting the studio. ‘Mettle’ is definitely us at some of our catchier moments and it’s always been a fan favorite live. Personally, I’ve always loved it because of the pacing.“ The band is also excited to announce two CD release shows, Oct 22 in Lemoyne, PA and Oct 23 in Vineland, NJ. Everyone in attendance will receive a free copy of Empires courtesy of WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY and CI Records. Empires is a sensationally strong debut from a band that refuses to have their music fit snugly in a single tiny box. Tempering full-throttle heaviness with driving melody and haunting atmospherics, it’s the sound of an album which is just as smart as it is heavy – an unfortunately rare combination in today’s current alt music scene. Leading up to the release of Empires, WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY will join TEXAS IN JULY (Equal Vision) and THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE (Good Fight) on the road.
Tour Dates:
10/1 Layfayette, LA
10/2 Crestview, FL
10/3 Gainesville, FL
10/4 Tampa, FL
10/5 Fort Meyers, FL
10/6 Pompano Beach, FL
10/7 Kissimmee, FL
10/8 Tallahassee, FL
10/9 Macon, GA
10/10 Loganville, GA
10/11 Douglasville, GA
10/12 Cookeville, TN
10/13 Nashville, TN
10/14 Lynchburg, VA
10/15 Wilimington, DE
10/16 New London, CT
10/17 Trenton, NJ
10/18 West Babylon, NY
10/22 Lemoyne, PA
10/23 Vineland, NJ

Third Day Releases New Video
Over the past decade, the Atlanta-based, multi-Platinum rock band Third Day (made up of members Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 27 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than 7 million albums which reflect an impressive 2 RIAA Platinum and 9 Gold Certifications. A recent Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee (2009), Third Day has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards from 42 nominations, 4 GRAMMY Awards (with eleven career nominations), an American Music Award (11/24/2008 during its Revelation promotional window), 3 American Music Award nominations and multiple ASCAP honors for songwriting. As a credit to its songwriting, Third Day’s memorable “Call My Name,” off its Revelation project (7/29/08), was selected by country star Keith Urban as a bonus track on his Defying Gravity project. As a top-ranked touring band, according to Pollstar magazine, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions. Because of its mass appeal, Third Day has been featured by top media outlets including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS), “60 Minutes” (CBS), ABC’s “Nightline,” USA Today, the New York Times, and even graced the cover of Billboard magazine (June 7, 2008). Their newest video for “Lift Up Your Face” can be viewed here.

Deliverance Tribute Unleashed
Roxx Records and the Christian Metal Realm are very excited to announce the details on their long in the works, highly anticipated tribute album celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Southern California Christian Thrash legends Deliverance! Temporary Insanity – A Salute to Deliverance’ is set for release this August and hosts a variety of artists paying tribute to the band, some current, some past and even some special reunions all came together to lay down tracks for the disc! Including current and former members of bands such as The Crucified, Vengeance Rising, Deliverance and Hirax just to name a few. And special reunions from Oil and Eternal Decision all coming together just to contribute tracks for this project! Arttie Parker owner of the Christian Metal Realm says “This CD started out in our online forum well over a year ago when some of the bands that frequent the board wanted to do a few tribute songs to ‘D’, then I started talking with Bill over at Roxx Records about it and it morphed in to a full on tribute CD with tons of artists in the mainstream Thrash and Christian Metal scenes all wanting to contribute to this project and give props to Deliverance as you can easily see by looking at the list of bands and artists we have lined up!”
Disc 1 Track Listing:
Deliverance – Flesh & Blood (A 25th Anniversary Special Re-recording)
Deliverance – In U ( A 25th Anniversary Special Re-recording)
Oil – Attack (featuring Ron Rinehart, Blake Nelson, Jason Vanderpal & James ‘JJ’ Jenkins)
Applehead / Fasedown – Belltown (w/ Greg Minear, Michael Phillips, Jim Chaffin & Tim Kronyak)
Lambs Among Wolves – Greetings of Death (w/ Glen Rogers, Daniel Cordova& Roy Z)
Stricken – No Time
P/C/W – What a joke (Michael Phillips, Jim Chaffin, Scott Waters, Tim Kronyak)
Grave Robber – Awake
Ghostemple – If we faint not (features Josh Kramer of Saint & the members of Templar)
Faith Factor – Weapons of our warfare
Whisper from Heaven – Anymore
Venia – Desperate Cries
Days of Affliction – River Disturbance
Grave Forsaken – Bought by blood
Eternal Decision – Belltown (Marking the first time the band has recorded since they disbanded)
Disc 2 Track Listing:
Deliverance – Hunger and the thirst (Previously Unreleased)
Oil – Screaming (featuring Ron Rinehart, Blake Nelson, Jason Vanderpal & James ‘JJ’ Jenkins)
The Sacrificed – Slay the wicked
Krig – Weapons of our warfare
Coriolis – What a Joke
Leper – The Call
Unforsaken – Stay of execution
Crucible Divine – Ramming Speed
Walk on Water – Learn
Visions of Reality – Blood of the covenant
Saint Spirit – Prophets of Idiocy
Bloodpaid – Words to the…
Bi-Polar Echo – The Call
Incarnate – Victory
Pastor Brad – A space called you
This tribute is available here.

Future Of Forestry To Release Christmas EP
ADVENT CHRISTMAS, VOLUME 2, by Future of Forestry, is set to release to digital outlets November 2, 2010 and in select stores nationwide. The EP will feature 6 songs, including 4 traditional holiday classics, one original song, and an instrumental interlude. “The Advent series started as a side project, but after hearing the first EP and touring on the project, it was evident that this music was becoming an important part of the band,” explains Eric Owyoung, the driving force behind Future of Forestry. “When we started hearing a similar response from our friends and fans, we couldn’t wait to get in the studio and continue the series.” This project is in a very similar style Future of Forestry fans are familiar with: epic in sound, using a wide pallet of instrumentation, while managing to keep a sentimental feel that honors the season it celebrates. “We really wanted these two Christmas albums to be cohesive, so you can listen to the EPs together and have it seem like one experience,” continues Owyoung. Much like the other Future of Forestry projects, the make up of the band is more about the music, than the band itself. Owyoung enlisted a community of musicians to play on the project, including longtime bandmate TJ Hill, cellist Elizabeth Lee, and vocalist Olga Yagolnikov from the band Paper Rings. Future of Forestry Christmas tour dates to be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Track Listing:
Joy to the World
Do You Hear What I Hear
The Earth Stood Still
Angels We Have Heard On High
Instrumental
Pie Jesu

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