Underoath Parts Ways With Founding Member
UNDEROATH and longtime drummer Aaron Gillespie have announced they’ll amicably part ways. From their Facebook page: “We are taking this opportunity to sadly inform you the six of us have decided at the end of the current European tour, Aaron will no longer be playing in Underoath. This was not a decision made in haste but a thought out and prayed upon group agreement. It in no way effects any of the shows left on this tour. They will still be our best efforts and enjoyable experiences for all. For the future, Aaron will be pursuing other musical and ministry endeavors. As for the rest of us we will continue to work hard on the new Underoath record. We appreciate the love and support from everyone in the past and hope that all of us will continue to receive your support on our future paths. We love you guys.” – Tim, Grant, Aaron, James, Chris, and Spencer
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Skillet Plays Rock On The Range
With a power-packed line-up led by Killswitch Engage, Skillet, Anberlin, and Three Days Grace, organizers for ROCK ON THE RANGE have announced the daily line-up for America’s premiere destination rock festival, taking place May 22 and 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Additionally, the producers announced that single day, general admission tickets are available now. Amping up the ROTR experience this year are Mistress Juliya of Fuse TV and Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M.’s Nikki Sixx. The dark and alluring Mistress Juliya is serving as the hostess and Mistress of Ceremonies for the event, and Sixx will host his nationally syndicated Premiere Radio Networks show “Sixx Sense” from the festival, offering rock fans across the country an inside look at the fourth annual event. Tickets are $59.50 here.

Secret And Whisper Premiere New Song
Secret And Whisper have unveiled a new song Bedroom Galaxy on Absolute Punk. The band are set to release their new album Teenage Fantasy on April 6th via Tooth & Nail Records.
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The Classic Crime To Release Vagabonds
The Classic Crime have released “Vagabonds,” which media are touting as the “perfect radio rock album,” “best album yet” and something to “get excited about.” The Tooth & Nail Records’ band released their third studio album “Vagabonds” on Tuesday, April 6th. The band has recently launched a music video contest via their YouTube. The Classic Crime video contest invites all fans, videographers and producers to create a music video for their song “Solar Powered Life,” which they are giving away free as a download when you sign up to enter the competition. Entries are accepted until April 30th, when the top 3 entries will be posted on YouTube. On May 15th, the top video with the most views will be the grand prize winner of a $1000 gift card to the Apple Store plus a TCC prize pack. The second place winner will be given a Schecter Guitar and TCC prize pack and third place will win a prize pack.
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U2 Rose Bowl Concert Released On DVD
U2’s record breaking Rose Bowl concert on DVD to be released on June 3. U2360° At The Rose Bowl will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Interscope Records on June 3, coinciding with the band’s first U.S. show in 2010. U2360° At The Rose Bowl was the penultimate gig of last year’s U2360° tour in support of their Grammy-nominated album No Line on The Horizon. The Rose Bowl performance was the band’s biggest show of 2009 and U2’s biggest ever US show, with a live audience in excess of 97,000. The show was also streamed across seven continents via YouTube. The first ever live streaming of a full-length stadium concert, U2360° at the Rose Bowl had over 10 million views on the channel in one week. Shot entirely in HD, the concert was filmed with 27 cameras and directed by Tom Krueger who had previously worked on U23D, the first live action 3D concert movie taken from U2’s Vertigo Tour. View the trailer here. Available in standard and two disc deluxe DVD formats, U2360° At The Rose Bowl will also be U2’s first concert available in Blu–ray. The deluxe formats and the Blu-ray will feature a new documentary called Squaring the Circle: Creating U2360°, with new interviews from U2, Paul McGuinness and the team behind the touring production. The ground breaking U2360° tour continues this year, with the US leg opening in Salt Lake City on June 3, and the European leg opening in Turin, Italy on August 6. U2 will headline Glastonbury on June 25th.
Track Listing:
1) Get On Your Boots
2) Magnificent
3) Mysterious Ways
4) Beautiful Day
5) I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
6) Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
7) No Line On The Horizon
8) Elevation
9) In A Little While
10) Unknown Caller
11) Until the End of the World
12) The Unforgettable Fire
13) City of Blinding Lights
14) Vertigo
15) I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
16) Sunday Bloody Sunday
17) MLK
18) Walk On
19) One
20) Where The Streets Have No Name
21) Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
22) With Or Without You
23) Moment Of Surrender

The Devil Wears Prada Debut New Video
The Devil Wears Prada will see their brand new promo video, “Assistant To The Regional Manager,” premiered on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball and MTV2.com on Monday, April 5. You view the video here. “Assistant To The Regional Manager” is from the band’s breakthrough album, With Roots Above and Branches Below (Ferret Records). TDWP trekked to Pittsburgh, PA this past February to work with producer Danny Yourd and director Steve Hoover with Endeavor Media, who also created the band’s first two music videos. “It’s always a great feeling to work with a band several times,” said the Yourd, “we enjoy working with TDWP. The guys have us a lot of freedom with this video, which we ran with and had a great time doing so. We’re extremely excited to get to share this with all of their fans.” The video is part performance, part concept, and incorporates dark, artistic images with lots of surrealism. Yourd and Hoover shot both the conceptual and performance footage in stop-motion that added to the surrealism and gave the video a chaotic feel. The “Assistant To The Regional Manager” video does not have a traditional storyline, but features rather strong, somewhat disturbing and questionable images and scenes, with fictional characters inhabiting dark, cold industrial environments. Two-thousand nine was a breakthrough year for The Devil Wears Prada – vocalist Mike Hranica, guitarist/vocalist Jeremy DePoyster, guitarist Chris Rubey, bassist Andy Trick, keyboardist James Baney, and Daniel Williams on drums – with sold-out tours, With Roots Above and Branches Below debuting at #11 on Billboard’s albums charts, and finding themselves of the covers of Outburn, Alternative Press, HM, and AMP. Twenty-ten is already proving to be just as successful with Alternative Press and Revolver covers in January and February, a main support slot on the just-completed Killswitch Engage tour, and major summer tour plans about to be announced.

As I Lay Dying Debut New Single
“Beyond Our Suffering”–the fast-paced single off the Grammy®-nominated metal group AS I LAY DYING’s upcoming CD THE POWERLESS RISE (out May 11 on Metal Blade)–is now streaming live (70% of the track is available) on their MySpace page. Fans have options for THE POWERLESS RISE as a variety of special pre-order packages are now available, including THE POWERLESS RISE CD plus an autographed booklet and a t-shirt or the deluxe fan box which allows fans to receive the album now (physical CD with autographed booklet). In addition, the digital pre-order is now available on iTunes. THE POWERLESS RISE marks the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed fourth album An Ocean Between Us (Metal Blade) which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Rock Chart, earning the group a Grammy® nomination for “Best Metal Performance” alongside metal heavyweights Slayer and King Diamond. For the new album, the group re-teamed with producer Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage and mixer Colin Richardson who they’d previously worked with on An Ocean Between Us. Fans will get a taste of the new album when the San Diego-based group–whose last four albums have sold more than 1.3 million copies–performs live next week on the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which tapes Thursday, April 8 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and will air May 22 on Vh1 Classic. AS I LAY DYING will appear alongside Slash, Dave Grohl, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, The Devil Wears Prada, and Brian Posehn’s all-star band featuring Scott Ian, Brendon Small, John Tempesta and Joey Vera plus Zakk Wylde (in a special performance) to name a few. AS I LAY DYING–NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–will launch their headlining U.S. tour with Demon Hunter, blessthefall and War of Ages on April 29; see the full dates and venues below. Expect the group to announce their summer touring plans soon.
Tour Dates:
4/29 – Tucson, AZ
4/30 – Albuquerque, NM
5/1 – Lubbock, TX
5/2 – Oklahoma City, OK
5/3 – Des Moines, IA
5/4 – Springfield, MO
5/5 – Louisville, KY
5/6 – Richmond, VA
5/7 – Allentown, PA
5/8 – Pittsburgh, PA
5/9 – Pittsburgh, PA
5/10 – Nashville, TN
5/11 – Chicago, IL
5/12 – Minneapolis, MN
5/13 – Kansas City, MO
5/14 – Englewood, CO
5/15 – Magna, UT
5/16 – Boise, ID
5/17 – Spokane, WA
5/18 – Eugene, OR
5/20 – Reno, NV
5/21 – San Diego, CA
5/22 – Las Vegas, NV

We Came As Romans Touring
We Came As Romans have added an April Canadian tour and full US tour in May to their ever-growing schedule, kicking off this Friday, April 8th in Windsor, Ontario. The Michigan sextet just wrapped up a six week full US tour last month alongside Alesana and A Skylit Drive. We Came As Romans are touring in support of their debut full-length, To Plant A Seed, which has recently been released in the UK and Germany, and will soon be available in Japan. In the US, the album has remained on the Billboard New Artist chart for over 20 weeks. Fans can expect the band to debut a new music video for the title track later this month.
Tour Dates:
4/8 – Windsor, ON
4/9 – London, ON
4/10 – St. Catherines, ON
4/11 – Hamilton, ON
4/12 – Ottawa, ON
4/13 – Kingston, ON
4/15 – Oshawa, ON
4/16 – Guelph, ON
4/17 – Toledo, OH
4/29 – Rochester, NY
4/30 – Derry, NH
5/1 – E Rutherford, NJ
5/4 – Poughkeepsie, NY
5/5 – Providence, RI
5/6 – Allentown, PA
5/7 – Hartford, CT
5/8 – Springfield, VA
5/9 – Virginia Beach, VA
5/10 – Atlanta, GA
5/11 – Jacksonville, FL
5/12 – Metairie, LA
5/14 – Houston, TX
5/15 – Fort Worth, TX
5/16 – Austin, TX
5/18 – Mesa, AZ
5/19 – W Hollywood, CA
5/20 – Las Vegas, NV
5/21 – San Diego, CA
5/22 – Pahrump, NV
5/23 – Anaheim, CA
5/24 – Orangevale, CA
5/25 – Portland, OR
5/26 – Seattle, WA
5/27 – Boise, ID
5/28 – Salt Lake City, UT
5/29 – Denver, CO
5/31 – St. Paul, MN
6/1 – Milwaukee, WI
6/2 – Sauget, IL
6/3 – Dayton, OH
6/4 – Detroit, MI
6/5 – Toronto, ON
6/6 – Montreal, QC
6/7 – Worcester, MA
6/8 – New York, NY
6/9 – Pittsburgh, PA

Sleeping At Last Gives Away Album For 3 Days
Sleeping At Lat has announced that they have decided to give out their new record “storyboards” for FREE for 3 days via NoiseTrade. They are super excited about this! The hope, of course, being to get this album into as many new hands/ears as possible. They want everyone to get the word out to all their friends that they can download the album here. The free download closes at Midnight on Thursday.

Norma Jean News
CANCER BATS are pleased to announce their upcoming U.S. tour with Every Time I Die and Norma Jean! When asked to comment on the tour announcement, CANCER BATS vocalist and resident Every Time I Die fan Liam Cormier stated, “Duh! Obviously, I’m stoked on this! It’s Every Time I Die and Norma Jean! But, in all sincerity, we can’t wait to go back out with Every Time I Die again, especially now that their beat keeper is a fellow Canadian! It just makes this tour that much sweeter. We don’t know the Norma Jean dudes yet but I’m sure this whole thing is going to be a big ol’ bro down by the end! My only beef is that the tour is 2 weeks and not 2 years!”
Tour Dates:
5/11 – Columbus, OH
5/12 – Jermyn, PA
5/14 – Lexington, KY
5/15 – Birmingham, AL
5/16 – Asheville, NC
5/17 – Nashville, TN
5/18 – Columbia, MO
5/19 – Springfield, MO
5/21 – Little Rock, AR
5/22 – New Orleans, LA
5/23 – Jacksonville, FL
5/24 – Charleston, SC
5/25 – Wilmington, NC

Owl City Gone Platinum
Universal Republic Records’ artist Owl City continues to garner accolades at an unprecedented pace in 2010, with the RIAA awarding his smash album Ocean Eyes platinum certification this week for selling more than a million units of his Universal Republic debut. Owl City aka Adam Young has fast become the self-starter role model of music’s digital age, passing the 3 million sales milestone for his hypnotic anthem “Fireflies” at the beginning of the year – the debut single from the platinum-plus Ocean Eyes. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart twice, still enjoying an incredible 7 month chart-run, achieving millions of downloads and non-stop radio play as it closes in on a combined 20 million total views on Vevo. Not bad for a song that was recorded on a laptop via a late night recording session in his parents’ basement. “Owl City/Adam Young’s platinum achievement for his wonderful album ‘Ocean Eyes’ represents what every new artist – and I suspect, every fan – dreams about when it comes to the power and immediacy of new music,” stated Avery Lipman, Co-President of Universal Republic Records. “We hear so much about the challenges of our industry, Owl City’s amazing, multi-platform success story is indicative of what’s great about the many ways our business is changing. We congratulate Adam, and we also applaud everyone at Universal Republic for their hard work in mining the resources that have helped Adam’s dream to become reality.” Owl City continues to break boundaries with the record-breaking hit, and the release of his second single, the ethereal “Vanilla Twilight,” with the atmospheric video debuting last week to rave reviews and over 1 million views after one day. The clip was filmed in Pittsburgh, PA, and directed by Steven Hoover, who helmed the acclaimed “Fireflies” video and has a surprising cameo by basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal. Owl City is also embarking on a sold-out U.S. tour, which kicked off on March 30th in Boise, ID, with Lights and Paper Route in tow as support acts. The much-buzzed about trek as become the hottest live ticket of the spring touring season, with an unprecedented second matinee show added for Owl City’s April 24th New York City appearance at Terminal 5. The tour winds up on May 5th in St. Louis, MO, with Owl City heading across the pond for a series of UK and France shows. Adam Young is also lending his support to the family of slain San Diego teenager Chelsea King, dedicating his performance on April 8th at San Diego’s SOMA to the Chelsea Light Foundation, the charitable organization set up by Chelsea’s parents to help tighten laws relating to sex offenders. All merchandising proceeds from the show will go to the Chelsea Light Foundation. Hailing from rural Owatonna, Minnesota, online fans and critics were the first to discover Owl City, passionately supporting his alluring digital rhythms and evocative melodies, making Young one of the most compelling artist development stories in recent memory. A previous fan favorite from Owl City has also turned up on the new album Almost Alice, the companion music compilation to the mega-hit 3D movie Alice In Wonderland. The Owl City song “The Technicolor Phase,” from his 2008 debut album is featured on the eclectic collection of music inspired by the Tim Burton-directed film. Signature Owl City songs featured on his platinum-plus Universal Republic debut, Ocean Eyes include “Hello Seattle,” “Umbrella Beach,” and “Dental Care,” among others.

Manafest Hath Manifested His Manifesto
BEC Recordings’ Manafest has dropped his fourth studio project, “The Chase”. After three records that received international acclaim including huge success in Japan, Juno nominee Manafest releases his most aggressive and sonically evolved record to date. “The Chase” is produced by Adam Messinger (Chris Brown, JoJo, Justin Bieber) and features eleven tracks of gritty guitars, aggressive rhymes fusing rock and rap styles. Already the album is generating a positive reviews from media across the board. Over the past seven years, Chris Greenwood has used the moniker Manafest to organically build his fan base playing hundreds of shows on three continents. In 2006, Manafest released “Glory” from which the rock anthem “Impossible,” featuring Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan, became a global hit. This release dramatically increased his record sales 5x over. In 2008, Manafest followed up with “Citizens Activ,” which catapulted success garnering multiple TV placements and his overall presences in the US and internationally.
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