As I Lay Dying To Headline New Tour
San Diego, CA’s AS I LAY DYING will hit the ground running in 2011 with a full US tour. The dates start on February 12th at the Aggie Theater in Ft. Collins, CO and wrap up March 18th in Sacramento, CA. The tour will hit cities that the band hasn’t been to in years and cities the band has yet to visit, including: Green Bay, WI, Pensacola, FL, Burlington, VT and much more. This is a great opportunity for fans to see AS I LAY DYING in an intimate club-setting, which should make for some insane circle pits and stage dives! On Tuesday, November 9, AS I LAY DYING released a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Fan Boxset. The package includes The Powerless Rise CD and 12? vinyl picture disc, The Powerless Rise DVD documentary w/in studio footage and interviews + extras: guitar, bass, and drum tabs featuring Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert, song stems for “Upside Down Kingdom,” expanded recording outtakes, a hardcover book w/ lyrics, photos and editorial from the band, 12? X 12? lithograph, 3 guitar picks, mini drumstick keychain, As I Lay Dying patch, As I Lay Dying window cling and metal As I Lay Dying logo pin. Quantities are limited and once sold out they are gone forever. Released earlier this year, The Powerless Rise debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #10 and marks yet another major feat for the metal band that refuses to compromise their sound to conform to the mainstream as they continue to deliver heavy and melodic music to their fans around the world.
Tour Dates:
2/12 – Ft. Collins, CO
2/14 – Fargo, ND
2/15 – Omaha, NE
2/16 – Madison, WI
2/17 – Green Bay, WI
2/18 – Lansing, MI
2/19 – Dayton, OH
2/20 – Syracuse, NY
2/21 – Burlington, VT
2/22 – Providence, RI
2/24 – New York, NY
2/25 – New York, NY
2/26 – Lancaster, PA
2/27 – Raleigh, NC
2/28 – Charleston, SC
3/1 – Wilmington, NC
3/2 – Jacksonville, FL
3/3 – Tampa, FL
3/4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/5 – Gainesville, FL
3/6 – Pensacola, FL
3/7 – Birmingham, AL
3/9 – Columbia, MO
3/10 – Tulsa, OK
3/11 – Wichita, KS
3/12 – Colorado Springs, CO
3/13 – Farmington, NM
3/15 – Flagstaff, AZ
3/16 – San Luis Obispo, CA
3/17 – Oakland, CA
3/18 – Sacramento, CA
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Flyleaf Recording Cover Of “How He Loves”
During Flyleaf’s live show, they close their set with John Mark McMillan’s, “How He Loves.” In response to so many fans requesting this song, they’ve recorded Flyleaf’s live version from the Unite & Fight tour which will be released as a separate track on iTunes on 12/21.

Underoath Ready For January Tour
Just released last month via Solid State/Tooth & Nail, Ø (Disambiguation) is garnering UNDEROATH the most positive reviews of their career yet. See the strong critical reaction (listed below) for the disc which debuted at #1 on Christian chart, #9 on the digital chart and at #22 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 23,199 albums sold in its first week. Later this month, UNDEROATH will travel to Montreal to join forces with music video director Jodeb–who recently helmed Deftones’ “You’ve Seen the Butcher” clip–and shoot a video for the gorgeous, melodic track “Paper Lung.” In January, the group will launch a winter headlining U.S. tour with Thursday who will perform their Full Collapse album in its entirety on the trek; Animals As Leaders and A Skylit Drive will also be supporting the entire tour which will hit 34 cities in 6 weeks.
Tour Dates:
1/18 – Tallahassee, FL
1/20 – Houston, TX
1/21 – Austin, TX
1/22 – Dallas, TX
1/24 – Albuquerque, NM
1/25 – Tempe, AZ
1/26 – Los Angeles, CA
1/27 – Anaheim, CA
1/28 – Las Vegas, NV
1/29 – San Diego, CA
1/30 – San Francisco, CA
2/1 – Portland, OR
2/2 – Seattle, WA
2/3 – Spokane, WA
2/4 – Boise, ID
2/5 – Salt Lake City, UT
2/6 – Denver, CO
2/8 – Minneapolis, MN
2/9 – Chicago, IL
2/10 – Cleveland, OH
2/11 – Buffalo, NY
2/12 – Royal Oak, MI
2/13 – Toronto, ON
2/14 – Montreal, QC
2/16 – Pittsburgh, PA
2/17 – New York, NY
2/18 – Worcester, MA
2/19 – Philadelphia, PA
2/20 – New Haven, CT
2/22 – Washington, DC
2/23 – Charlotte, NC
2/24 – Knoxville, TN
2/25 – Atlanta, GA
2/26 – Lake Buena Vista, FL
2/27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

I The Breather Release Music Video
The Christian metalcore quintet, I THE BREATHER’s, highly anticipated debut full-length album, These Are My Sins, is now available everywhere. The stellar and highly energetic new video for the track, “Forgiven,” shot by up-and-coming director Chris Rodriguez, can be viewed here. I THE BREATHER are currently on the road across North America with As Blood Runs Black, Thick As Blood, Burning The Masses, In The Midst of Lions and King Conquer. Be sure to head over now to facebook.com/ithebreathe to view their entire tour schedule and to stream other new tracks.

Jars Of Clay 1000 Wells Video Gets Press
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY and GMA Dove Award-winning band Jars of Clay, together with friends and colleagues from its philanthropic non-profit organization Blood:Water Mission, will celebrate the completion of the Mission’s “1000 Wells Project,” as the 1000th functioning, clean-water well system is built in Sub-Saharan Africa. In commemoration of this milestone, the band will host a benefit show aptly titled the “Well:Done Celebration” featuring an evening of live music and stories on May 10, 2011, at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, with all proceeds going to the humanitarian outfit.
Throughout the evening, musical performances will be interwoven with video vignettes sharing the history, journey and forward-looking goals of Blood:Water Mission, with interviews highlighting the impact of the group’s work in Africa and the U.S. Jars of Clay’s lead vocalist, Dan Haseltine, will travel to Ndola, Zambia in January to visit some of the projects in the initial 1000 communities to collect personal stories of the lives impacted, to share at the upcoming benefit. In the last six years, Blood:Water Mission has served more than 600,000 people in 11 different countries with safe water, hygiene and sanitation and has opened four comprehensive care clinics that has served more than 26,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. Funds have been raised through nationwide community-led lemonade stands, car washes and other grassroots efforts. Several news sources picked up Associated Press’ print feature. In addition, the corresponding video segment has been featured by outlets including USA Today.

Undercover Re-releasing classic Branded Album
Few records contain the level of emotional resonance or impact that UNDERCOVER’s “Branded” did. After the entrance of new vocalist Sim Wilson, the band stepped up their game several notches. Having already begun to shed the earlier pop-punk sounds of their first two albums, the band’s fourth studio release showed immense growth and maturity as they shifted toward a layered rock sound, incorporating hard rock, new wave, heavier punk rock, and even gentle pop flourishes. The lyrics became more mature as well, touching on subjects like depression, battling temptation, rejection of God, and even a song about the crucifixion of Christ from the perspective of Pontius Pilate. All in all, perhaps one of the greatest rock albums of the 1980’s. On January 25th 2011 “Branded” will be released world-wide for the first time as a stand alone album on compact disc.
Track Listing:
1. I’m Just a Man
2. The Fight For Love
3. Where Can I Go?
4. Tears In Your Eyes
5. Pilate
6. Build a Castle
7. Cry Myself to Sleep
8. Prelude (Instrumental)
9. Darkest Hour
10. Interlude (Instrumental)
11. Come Away With Me
12. If I Had a Dream
13. I’m Just a Man (DEMO)
14. Tears in Your Eyes (Live 2000)
15. Cry Myself to Sleep (Live 2000)

We Came As Romans Announce Spring Tour Dates
We Came As Romans and Pierce The Veil have announced that they will be joining A Day To Remember and Bring Me The Horizon on a full U.S. and Canada. We Came As Romans are currently touring Australia and New Zealand alongside Megadeth, A Day To Remember, and more on the No Sleep Til Festival Tour. They will kick off 2011 on the Motel 6 Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour with For Today, The Word Alive, Woe Is Me and labelmates, Texas In July. Following the A Day To Remember tour, the Michigan-based sextet will continue their non-stop touring as they head back overseas for the 2011 Scream It Like You Mean It Tour in Europe.
Tour Dates:
3/10 – Philadelphia, PA
3/11 – Philadelphia, PA
3/13 – Worcester, MA
3/16 – Pittsburgh, PA
3/18 – Niagara Falls, NY
3/19 – Montreal, QC
3/20 – Toronto, ON
3/22 – Royal Oak, MI
3/24 – Chicago, IL
3/25 – Minneapolis, MN
3/26 – Kansas City, MO
3/27 – Denver, CO
3/29 – Magna, UT
3/30 – Spokane, WA
3/31 – Seattle, WA
4/1 – Vancouver, BC
4/2 – Portland, OR
4/3 – San Francisco, CA
4/5 – Fresno, CA
4/7 – San Diego, CA
4/8 – Tempe, AZ
4/9 – Tempe AZ
4/11 – Tulsa, OK
4/12 – Austin, TX
4/13 – Houston, TX
4/15 – Atlanta, GA
4/18 – Saint Petersburg, FL

Jeff Scheetz Jamming This Sunday
The 7th annual Jeff Scheetz band Christmas Concert for the Animals is Dec 19, 7pm at the Mission Theater at 5909 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66202. This is an all ages show, where ALL the money raised goes directly to local animal shelters. Over the years we have raised thousands of dollars for shelters and animal organizations that take care of our four legged friends that are not fortunate enough to have found their forever homes yet. The show consists of Rockin’ versions of your Christmas favs from Jeff’s “Christmas…at last” CD, along with some JSB tunes, and lots of special guests! Special guests this year include Dennis Laffoon and Janet Jameson from “Shooting Star”, and Brett Johnson from “Starlit Platoon”, as well as other “special” friends dropping by. There will also be a raffle there with some amazing prizes that have been donated for the event, all being organized by one of our sponsors, Paw Prints the Magazine! The success of this show relies on word of mouth and help from volunteers to spread the word. So please go to the webpage with all of the info on it regarding the show, and share that page with as many friends as you can gather! This is the only Christmas show we will be doing this year, so lets make it a successful event for homelss pets! Spread the word to not only your music loving buddies, but also to any animal lovers you know.

Haste The Day & Oh Sleeper Tour With Conditions
CONDITIONS are currently on the road with Haste the Day, Oh, Sleeper, and Our Last Night. The tour will take them through the U.S. until December 18th.
Tour Dates:
12/16 – Dayton, OH
12/17 – Grand Rapids, MI
12/18 – Indianapolis, IN

Red To Release Third Album
Essential Records’ two time GRAMMY-nominated hard rock outfit RED packs a potent sonic punch on its third project, Until We Have Faces, a record that leaps out of the speakers with a ferocity and complexity reflecting the band’s growth and intensity. The new album releases February 1, 2011. From the opening seconds of “Feed The Machine” through the final, contemplative moments of “Hymn For The Missing,” the four-man unit of vocalist Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, bassist Randy Armstrong and drummer Joe Rickard shows both maturity and abandon can coexist within the various dimensions of rock RED inhabits. The new album’s overarching theme is a search for true identity, inspired by a number of sources, including author C.S. Lewis’ book of similar title, Till We Have Faces. The band itself is working through its own new identity – as a four-piece with the addition of drummer Rickard. Until We Have Faces takes listeners down the path of recognizing the hollowness of life until finding their true identity (revealed on “Faceless”), the idea of creative destruction unveiled in the midst of new life (found on “Let It Burn”), and simultaneously presenting the positive energy found even “in a world so cold” (explored on the infectious, melodic ballad “Not Alone”). Paired again with award-winning producer Rob Graves, Until We Have Faces features RED in its most musically intense place to date – “a combination of our first two records, but on steroids,” Michael Barnes notes – daring both RED and its fans to catapult into new rock territories. RED will push those boundaries, bringing its creative energy and high-octane live presence to next year’s Winter Jam tour, spanning nearly four dozen dates from January 7, 2011 in Chattanooga, Tenn. to the tour wrap-up April 3 in Peoria, Ill.
The band’s first single, “Faceless” goes for adds at CHR and Rock formats on Dec. 31, continuing RED’s powerful presence at radio, which has featured nine consecutive singles vaulting to No. 1 on the Christian Rock chart.

Flatfoot 56 Back On The Road
Rounding out what has been an unprecedented year in the band’s decade of existence, FLATFOOT 56 are gearing up to once again hit the road, adding some weight to a few of the season’s best tickets. First, Flatfoot will join with STREET DOGS for the fifth annual “Wreck The Halls” tour. Building on the momentum that accumulated throughout 2010, Flatfoot immediately charges into 2011 beginning a run of dates on January 4, 2011 with Phoenix, Arizona street punks Authority Zero. Running throughout the month of January and well into February, the quartet continues to solidify their reputation for being one of the hardest working bands in the genre. Releasing BLACK THORN in the spring of 2010, the band would debut at #2 on Billboard’s HeatseekersChart, in addition to achieving healthy positions on the Billboard Top 200, the Billboard Top Independent Current Albums Chart, Top Alternative Rock Chart, Top Rock Chart, Top Current Albums Chart and Top Internet Sales Charts. Married to the road, the band spent the majority of the calendar year touring in support of their Old Shoe Records debut. Performing abroad on the international festival circuit, supporting runs with the likes of Devil’s Brigade (Matt Friedman of Rancid) and Street Dogs, in addition to a critically applauded stint on the Vans Warped Tour, FLATFOOT 56 proved triumphant in every stop along the way. FLATFOOT 56’s broad appeal and universally inspiring themes have managed to resonate with people outside of the punk rock scope just the same. Producers of the FX Network hit Sons of Anarchy recently connected with FLATFOOT 56 to use not one, but six tracks from BLACK THORN in episodes of the latest season of the series. FLATFOOT 56 was also tapped to record the new entrance theme for the WWE’s (Word Wrestling Entertainment) Raw Champion, Sheamus and will also provide a track to the upcoming WWE movie, The Chaperone, featuring wrestler Triple H. As 2010 marks the 10-year anniversary for FLATFOOT 56, the latest album compacts the band’s celebrated history of eclectic and driving musical charge into thirteen tracks that highlight the pride of the working class and their Chicago roots. The release of BLACK THORN has sent a tidal wave of energy from FLATFOOT 56’s international mob following while being matched with critical praise.
Tour Dates:
12/17 – Boston, MA
12/18 – Harrisburg, PA
12/31 – Chicago, IL
1/1 – Chicago, IL
1/4 – Colorado Springs, CO
1/5 – Denver, CO
1/8 – Cleveland, OH
1/12 – Atlanta, GA
1/13 – Jacksonville, GA
1/14 – Satellite Beach, FL
1/15 – Phoenix, AZ
1/16 – Phoenix, AZ
1/19 – Beaumont, TX
1/20 – Dallas, TX
1/21 – Corpus Christi, TX
1/22 – Houston, TX
1/23 – Austin, TX
1/25 – Albuquerque, NM
1/27 – Tucson, AZ
2/04 – Dekalb, IL
2/05 – St. Louis, MO

Nephesh Signs To Nokternal Hemizphear
The Colombian-based symphonic black metalers NEPHESH are proud to announce that they have just signed a deal with American record label NOKTERNAL HEMIZPHEAR. Nephesh concocts a passionate metal fury encased within symphonic tragedies of epic proportions. “Hated by this World” is the hard-driving, soul-lacerating follow-up EP to their smashing debut full-length “Inter Armas Silent Leges” that was released on Nokternal Hemizphear in 2009. Released in two versions, the first release of the “Hated by this World” EP was unleashed at Nordic Fest in Oslo, Norway when the band played abroad on a mini world tour in late 2010. In early 2011, the USA version of the EP will be created with the orchestral version of “Lost Race” as the exclusive bonus track and altered artwork within the packaging.

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