The Classic Crime is Giving Back to Haiti
Tooth & Nail Records’ The Classic Crime left their hearts in Haiti last November on their first trip to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Months before the 7.0 magnitude earthquake, The Classic Crime visited Bon Repos, a collection of villages in rural Haiti, with JesusInHaitiMinistries (JiHM, a non-profit) experiencing first-hand the poverty-stricken country. Upon returning from Haiti, the band set their hearts and minds to using their musical platform to do good for others. Two months later the country was devastated by the largest earthquake in 200 years, amplifying the band’s passion to give back to Haiti. The Classic Crime is set to release their third studio album, “Vagabonds” on Tooth & Nail Records April 6, 2010. The band will begin a pre-sale of their album this week, donating all profits from the pre-sale to JiHM in Haiti. Link below for pre-sale purchase. “All profits generated from our pre-sale will go to JiHM for earthquake relief in the rural areas of Haiti,” explains Matt MacDonald, vocalist. “JiHM leader Tom is the only lifeline to thousands of Haitians in Bon Repos and surrounding villages, as food and water haven’t left Port-Au-Prince in two weeks. He spends 18 hours a day with his staff of over twenty delivering water, food, and medical supplies to hundreds of people who would otherwise starve. This pre-order is designed to provide specifically for his relief efforts. It will save lives.” In addition to raising funds for Haiti through their album pre-sale, the band will be releasing a series of videos from their time in Haiti to show others the condition of this country prior to the earthquake, which will be a reminder that this country was already in rough condition. Beginning February 1st and leading up to the release of the album, each video will be posted on The Classic Crime’s Facebook, MySpace and YouTube pages. “JiHM is a small yet effective non-profit, made up of individuals obsessed with helping Haiti in all the right ways,” shares MacDonald. “After experiencing the mission first hand I can say that not only do I truly believe in the effectiveness of their brand of servanthood, I am blown away by the conviction of their love for the people they serve. Now with the earthquake, putting a face to the devastation, it really hits home.” This third studio album, “Vagabonds,” recorded in just three weeks time, is pared down with the most basic elements mirroring The Classic Crime’s live sound. A band that doesn’t follow musical trends that fade quickly, The Classic Crime makes music for their dedicated fanbase. The band also hopes that their fans see what they are concerned with and that they are trying to make the world a better place. “Summing up the theme of this album, is it’s not about needing money or material things to be happy, it’s about playing music as this is what we were place on earth to do,” MacDonald states. “After our trip to Haiti, we have a much better perspective on what we value and what we want to do with our platform.” You can pre-order the album
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New Destroy The Runner Single
Destroy The Runner have released a B Side from their debut album. A message from Destroy The Runner: Hey, we made our song “Sinners” a B Side from Saints available for download. Saints is Destroy The Runner’s first release. Debut album. One track did not make it onto the Album Saints. We decided, for our fans, to re-mix the song with my lyrics and vocals on it. I replaced Kyle Setter after Destroy The Runner’s album Saints and then recorded our second studio album entitled I, Lucifer. The unreleased song from Saints, I decided to name it “Sinners” and we have recently made it available for download on itunes, amazon, shockhound, rhapsody, etc…
-Chad and Destroy the Runner

Paramore Reveals Spring Tour Plans
Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has unveiled details of its upcoming headline tour. The tour is set to kick off on 4/26th with a home state show at Tennessee’s Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Dates will then continue through mid-May. Support will come from Relient K and fun. Pre-sale tickets are available to members of the Official Paramore Fan Club now. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th. The tour comes hot on the heels of Paramore’s recent European itinerary, a blockbuster trek that saw the Grammy Award-nominated band blowing the roof off of sold-out arenas across the continent, including London’s 12,500-capacity Wembley Arena. Next month will see Paramore venturing across the Pacific for a long-awaited tour of Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, which already includes sold-out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In addition, Paramore is set to headline the first day of 2010’s installment of The Bamboozle New Jersey. The hugely anticipated annual festival is slated for Saturday, May 1st at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Paramore’s acclaimed third album, “brand new eyes,” has just been certified gold by the RIAA for sales now exceeding 500,000. The collection was among 2009’s biggest popular and critical successes, coming in as the “Album of the Year” in Alternative Press’ “Readers Poll ’09,” as well as the #2 favorite on the magazine’s own “Best Albums of 2009” tally. The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica placed “brand new eyes’ on his 2009 Top 10, praising it for “choruses (that) roll up like tidal waves.” What’s more, Spin counted “brand new eyes” among its “40 Best Albums of 2009,” noting that Paramore have “entered the rarified world of rock that matters.” Spin also named the opening night of last fall’s “The PARAMORE Tour” as one of its “30 Biggest Concerts of 2009.” Further honors keep piling up, with Paramore recently being declared “Favorite Rock Band” at the 2010 People’s Choice Awards. In addition, the band’s smash single, “Decode” – featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic’s “TWILIGHT—ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” – has been nominated as “Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television, Or Other Visual Media” at the upcoming 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. “Ignorance,” the sensational first single from “brand new eyes,” is now poised to impact at CHR/Pop radio outlets nationwide, having already been a top 10 smash at Alternative Rock outlets. Furthermore, a second single, “Brick By Boring Brick,” is currently blowing up at Alternative Rock, with its companion video clip – directed by Meiert Avis (U2, New Found Glory, matchbox twenty) – now topping FUSE’s No. 1 Countdown. “Brick By Boring Brick” is also a top 10 video smash at MTV2.
Tour Dates:
4/26 – Knoxville, TN
4/28 – Charlottesville, VA
4/30 – Atlantic City, NJ
5/1 – East Rutherford, NJ
5/3 – Columbus, OH
5/4 – Grand Rapids, MI
5/6 – Rockford, IL
5/7 – Moline, IL
5/8 – Council Bluffs, IA
5/10 – Salt Lake City, UT
5/12 – Seattle, WA
5/15 – Bakersfield, CA
5/16 – Las Vegas, NV

Call To Preserve To Tour With Agnostic Front
An European sporting tour with Agnostic Front, This Is Hell, and Facedown’s Call To Preserve has just been announced. CTP will be recording their follow up to From Isolation in 3/just before they head to Germany to begin the tour. Their new album will have an early summer 2010 release date.
Tour Dates:
3/28 – Kassel, Germany
3/29 – Wroclaw, Poland
3/30 – Bratislava, Slovakia
3/31 – Kosice, Slovakia
4/01 – Leipzig, Germany
4/02 – Bydgoszcz, Poland
4/03 – Hamburg, Germany
4/03 – Rostock, Germany
4/07 – Traun, Austria
4/08 – Cham, Germany
4/09 – Castelletto Cervo, Italy
4/10 – Montpellier, France
4/11 – Badalona, Spain
4/12 – Madrid, Spain
4/13 – Lissabon, Portugal
4/14 – Arrasate, Spain
4/15 – Biarritz, France
4/16 – Lyon, France
4/17 – Arlon, Belgium
4/18 – Eindhoven, Netherlands
4/19 – Karlsruhe, Germany
4/20 – Montbeliard, France
4/21 – Weinheim, Germany
4/22 – Bochum, Germany
4/23 – Meerhout, Belgium
4/24 – Berlin, Germany

House Of Heroes Begin Work On New Album
After a year of nonstop action in 2009 with the full CD release of The End Is Not The End and three EP release’s The Acoustic End, House Of Heroes Meets The Beatles and House Of Heroes Sing The Christmas Classics as well as non-stop touring House Of Heroes gets set to hit the studio in February with producer Mark Townsend (Deas Vail, Relient K) to begin work on the next effort out later this year. Look for the band to break from the studio in 3/for spring dates deemed The Awake Tonight Tour with Toby Mac and Skillet. Tour kicks off on 3/4 in Aurora, IL, full list of dates below. House Of Heroes also donated the acoustic version on the track ‘Serial Sleepers’ 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. Check out their video blog here.
Tour Dates:
3/4 – Aurora, IL
3/5 – W. Layette, IN
3/6 – Valparaiso, IN
3/7 – Murray, KY
3/11 – Champaign, IL
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 Myers, FL
3/27 – W. 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

Thousand Foot Krutch News
Football fever is at a high as the 2010 Super Bowl XLIV nears on February 7, 2010. Thousand Foot Krutch’s music will be present at the Miami football party as the band’s hot song “Fire It Up” will be used in the arena on the jumbotron to pump up the crowd with a highlights video. This month, NFL Network has also used the song on NFL Total Access, NFL Nike Rewind and NFL Game Day Morning. “Fire It Up” has also been featured in recent months in the summer blockbuster movie trailer for “G.I. Joe,” ESPN’s NASCAR Nationwide series, the Versus Network IndyCar race as well as a pre and in-game song for various sports teams (New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Seattle Sounders and Seahawks, UFC, and many others). This single has also brought chart success, giving TFK their fourth Top 20 hit on Active Rock radio including current top 10’s in Seattle, WA (KFNK), Santa Rosa, CA (KXFX), Burlington, VT (WLFE), and Denver, CO (KBPI), Chicago, IL (WIIL), Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KEGL), Las Vegas, NV (KOMP) and Fresno/Visalia, CA (KRZR), and many other stations increasing spins. As their most recent studio album “Welcome to the Masquerade” catapulted the band with many song placements, radio singles, year-end album mentions and reviews, TFK has also risen to the occasion on the touring market. With new booking agent Pardiagm Agency, the band has landed a tour with Breaking Benjamin in March (dates below). TFK is also replacing the Newsboys at the January 29 Winter Jam Spectacular Tour in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, starting March 25th, TFK will start their headlining tour through April 9th including special guests Since October, The Letter Black and Write This Down.
Tour Dates With Breaking Benjamin:
3/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/15 – Rochester, NY
3/16 – Utica, NY
3/18 – Youngstown, OH
3/19 – Highland Heights, KY
3/21 – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Disciple Guitarist Needs Your Help
For those of you who don’t know, Micah has been through a LOT lately. about a month ago he had his wisdom teeth taken out. for the next few weeks he had headaches and numbness in his face that continually got worse. he kept going to his orthodontist to see what was up and they kept sending him home with pain medicine. about a week ago Micah’s mom was in town visiting and decided to take him to the hospital. by the time they got to the hospital Micah couldn’t even walk because of the pain. they ran a CT scan and found there was an infection that started in his right jaw and spread to the entire right side of his head. they have since done three surgeries to try to remove the infection and Micah has spent a week in the hospital. Ok, so obviously the best thing we can do is pray for Micah, and trust me he appreciates our prayers. But on top of that we’re going to start taking donations to cover some of his medical expenses. I’m not sure on the number exactly, but I know he’s had at least 3 surgeries and that’s a lot of money. I’m asking you to give whatever you can. Whether if be you’re daily gas station coffee money for a week or if you feel the need to give more. Every single little bit helps! I know times are tough right now, but I know Micah has touched the bands’ life, and if you’ve seen them in concert yours, even if it’s just by putting a smile on your face.
So here’s what we can do:
1. Donate at the shows, they will be more than happy to make sure the money gets to Micah 🙂
2. Send cash/check and even a get well card to management at:
Platform Artist Management
ATTN: Micah Sannan
256 Seaboard Lane
Suite C-103
Franklin, TN 37067
3. Paypal- Donate online.

New Song From Wrench In The Works
Wrench in the Works has released a song from their upcoming album, Decrease/Increase. The song, called Project AK-47 is about child soldiers and was inspired by the organization of the same name. Here the band explains why this project means so much to them: “This past Cornerstone [Festival] we learned about the ministry Project AK-47 and what they are all about. It really just hit close to home for us as a band and we felt a Godly calling to support them and bring awareness to people. Even to the point of us writing a song called “Project AK-47″ on our new record which is inspired by the ministry. Basically the calling they have is to save child soldiers in southeast Asia (over 300,000 kids) who have been kidnapped, orphaned or deceitfully recruited to serve as soldiers in government armies or drug cartels; for $7 you can save a child through them. Just think about what you were doing at age 7 or your little brother or sister or nephew or niece and then think about yourself or them training with a machine gun. It makes my stomach turn to think about what these kids go through in the fear they must face everyday.” Hear the new song 3. Paypal- here.

Tumbledown Announce Tour Dates
In an era of cookie-cutter, made for radio, musical acts, the raw talent and energy behind MIKE HERRERA’S TUMBLEDOWN’s multi-genre appeal has fans scrambling for access to more live shows. Now, their collective plea has been answered and a new tour is scheduled to cover the Pacific Coast and outward into the Southwest. The month of March will feel as wild as a Texas tornado with a packed series of 19 show dates, aptly named the North by Southwest Tour. TUMBLEDOWN fans can also look forward to their favorite punk-a-billy band making an appearance at the annual SXSW Music Festival this year. Under the creative influence of many of the great American songwriters and countless classic punk rock shows, forged out of personal heartbreak and reflection, MIKE HERRERA’S TUMBLEDOWN was born. Following the release of their self-titled debut album, through End Sounds, and the praise for the hit single “Butcher of San Antone”, Mike Herrera and company now face the open road yet again. They will be kicking off their new tour on Friday, 3/5 in Yakima, WA, winding it all up back in Seattle, WA on Friday, 3/31. While the world-traveling Bremerton, WA musician Mike Herrera may be most well-known as the dynamic bassist and lead singer of the Left Coast three-piece punk band MxPx, beneath all the tattoos and piercings, the ranting and stage wrecking, Herrera has long been an acoustic-wielding songsmith. MIKE HERRERA’S TUMBLEDOWN captures the punk rock energy of MxPx, while also displaying the soulful experiences of Herrera’s travels along the lonely, open road, coining their own unique pop-punk-a-billy sound. MIKE HERRERA’S TUMBLEDOWN consists of Herrera as songwriter/lead vocals/guitar, lead guitarist Jack Parker, standup bassist Marshall Trotland, and drummer Harley Trotland.
Tour Dates:
3/5 – Yakima, WA
3/6 – Boise, ID
3/7 – Salt Lake City, UT
3/8 – Fort Collins, CO
3/9 – Denver, CO
3/10 – Colorado Springs, CO
3/12 – Oklahoma City, OK
3/13 – Kansas City, MO
3/14 – Fayetteville, AR
3/15 – Shreveport, LA
3/16 – Austin, TX
3/17 – Hot Springs, AR
3/18 – Dallas, TX
3/19 – Austin, TX
3/23 – San Antonio, TX
3/24 – Tempe, AZ
3/25 – Fullerton, CA
3/26 – San Diego, CA
3/27 – San Francisco, CA
3/28 – Redding, CA
3/29 – Medford, OR
3/30 – Portland, OR
3/31 – Seattle, WA

Third Day Wins Grammy
Atlanta-based rock band Third Day took home its fourth career GRAMMY Award at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held today at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band was recognized in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category for its 2009 project, Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage. Third Day also received nominations for its song “Born Again” (featuring Lacey Mosley) in both the Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Performance categories. “Third Day has incredible fans; we didn’t want to rest until we gave them the best record we knew we could make. On our last studio project, Revelation, Howard Benson challenged us to make the best music of our career. When we took it out on the road, we wanted to do it justice in our live performance. Live Revelation: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage is an album we’re very proud of and we’re honored that the Academy would recognize it with a GRAMMY tonight.”, said bassist Tai Anderson. Third Day’s prior GRAMMY wins, from eight previous nominations, include those for albums Come Together (2002), Wire (2005) and Wherever You Are (2006). 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 6.25 million albums. A recent Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, Third Day has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards, four GRAMMY Awards (from eleven career nominations), an American Music Award, three 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.

Pastor Brad Records With All-Star Lineup
Message Roxx Records is very proud to announce the Spring release of Pastor Brad’s ‘Break Out’! After 5 independent instrumental shred albums, Pastor Brad is back with his fourth full-length vocal album and his first on Roxx Records! While the old-school guitar shred influences are still here, this album will hit you square in the face with some of the heaviest sounding riffs ever recorded on any Pastor Brad album! What started out as a true solo CD turned in to a very special release with tons of special guest artists! The album is set to feature the following very special guest appearances: Ken Tamplin, Les Carlsen (of Bloodgood), Rachel Anne (of Iron Majesty),
Chaz Bond (of Jacob’s Dream), Richie Z (of Blind Seven), Dave Merriwether (of Stricken), Jim Griffin (of Griffin X), Norman ‘Ski’ Kiersznowski (of Faith Factor), Luke Weber (of The Pastor Brad Band), & Angel Zamora. As an added bonus the first 100 pre-orders of this special release will come with a bonus disc entitled ‘Best of the Rest’ a bonus disc of rarities, unreleased tracks and also some of the ‘Break Out’ tracks featuring Pastor Brad handling all the vocals! (they were just too good not to put out) So if you’re a Pastor Brad fan you will definitely want to get in on the pre-order for this one! This debut Roxx Release is set to hit the streets on 4/27, 2010 and will be available everywhere!
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Shirock Teams With Hollister For Retail Promotion
Nashville rock band SHIROCK has teamed up with Hollister Co. to run a promotional contest. “Win a Hollister Co. Valentine’s Day Shopping Spree from Shirock” gives SHIROCK fans and Hollister fans the chance to win $50, $100, and $250 gift certificates to Hollister plus SHIROCK T-Shirts, CDs, and other prizes. The contest launched on January 26th and runs through Valentine’s Day, February 14th. The contest is being run on Facebook and Twitter, and winners will be selected via these outlets. To participate, contestants first friend the band SHIROCK on their Facebook page, and sign up to follow the band on Twitter. On February 14th the band will randomly send out three “Contest Alert!” tweets from their Twitter account directing contestants to find the winning phrase on their Facebook page. The first contestant to visit the band’s Facebook page, locate the winning answer to the Tweeted contest question, and then tweet it back to the band wins. SHIROCK is a five-piece pop-rock band from Nashville, TN. SHIROCK makes music that capitalizes on the transformative power of rock and roll and its ability to move and inspire people. Produced by Jay Ruston (The Donnas, Cold War Kids), Everything Burns is an album featuring anthem-driven rock songs with passionate lyrics that convey positive messages of hope. SHIROCK’s debut album, Everything Burns is available in Hollister stores nationwide, giving the band the distinction of being the only indie band to ever grace the shelves. Everything Burns is also available on iTunes.
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