The Devil Wears Prada Featured On Fuse TV
The Devil Wears Prada was featured on the August 19th edition of Warped Wednesday on Fuse TV. Fuse has exclusive coverage of the tour all summer long and will feature a full band interview on this week’s episode. The band has had a busy summer appearing on the mainstage of Warped each day. The band is in support of their new album With Roots Above and Branches Below on Ferret Music which has already topped 80,000 scans.
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Manic Drive Is Far From ‘Blue’ About Stryper’s Yellow & Black Attack
Canadian rockers Manic Drive, whose new album Blue (Whiplash Records/Bema Media) hits stores today, will join legendary Christian rock band Stryper as the opening act for the North American leg of their 25th Anniversary Tour. Blue will be the band’s first release through Provident-Integrity Distribution, a unit of SONY Music Entertainment. As one of Canada’s most popular Christian bands, Manic Drive earned a record seven GMA Canada Covenant Award nominations this year, taking home two awards for Rock Album of the Year and Video of the Year. The music video for their hit single “Blue” climbed to #2 on Gospel Music Channel’s rock video chart, and is a regular fixture on numerous outlets nationwide. Manic Drive has toured throughout the summer, including main stage performances at Ichthus Festival, SoulFest, Uprise Festival, Unity Christian Music Festival, Rock the Desert and JoshuaFest. In addition to heavy touring and a new radio single (”Closer”), the band has an aggressive promotional schedule which includes upcoming appearances on Live from Studio B, Atlanta Live, FamilyNet’s Mornings and the nationally syndicated mainstream morning show Daytime. Stryper is touring in support of their latest studio album Murder by Pride, which was released in July. The tour will feature all four original members wearing new yellow and black stage outfits from the original designer and performing the band’s hits from the last twenty-five years.
Tour Dates:
9/11 – Boston, MA
9/12 – Clifton Park, NY
9/13 – Hartford, CT
9/16 – Poughkeepsie, NY
9/18 – New York, NY
9/19 – Asbury Park, NJ
9/20 – Allentown, PA
9/23 – Lancaster, PA
9/24 – Cleveland, OH
9/25 – Mt. Clemens, MI
9/28 – Montreal, Canada
10/1 – Greensburg, PA
10/2 – Knoxville, TN
10/3 – Dayton, OH
10/4 – Chicago, IL
10/7 – Minneapolis, MN
10/9 – Cincinnati, OH
10/15 – Falls Church, VA
10/16 – Richmond, VA
10/17 – Cary, NC
10/21 – Atlanta, GA
10/22 – Jacksonville, FL
10/24 – St. Petersburg, FL
10/25 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
10/28 – Lake Buena Vista, FL
10/30 – Nashville, TN
11/4 – Dallas, TX
11/5 – Houston, TX
11/6 – San Antonio, TX
11/7 – Odessa, TX
11/10 – Denver, CO
11/11- Albuquerque, NM
11/13 – Las Vegas, NV
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA
11/16 – Anaheim, CA
11/19 – Santa Clara, CA
11/22 – Seattle, WA
11/23 – Portland, OR

The Goodnight Horizon News
The Goodnight Horizon is from the New England area and have been going at it for almost 3 years now. The band has brutal break downs and is founded on hardcore music. However the bands approach is not that of a “tough one”. They state, “We don’t want to look mean and tough in our photos anymore, because that’s not really who we are. We are four happy guys that enjoy making music in our style of the scene”. The bands new EP has just released on New Line Music and has 5 brutal songs to catch the world.

Living Sacrifice Returns With The Infinite Order
Legendary Christian metal band Living Sacrifice have set The Infinite Order as the title of their brand new album, their first since reforming in 2008 and seventh studio album overall. “This new record came together great. I could not be more pleased with the final mixes that Andy Sneap has done. We dug deep into our thrash roots on this one, I think. The album title refers to God and the universe. Man is finite and limited, our knowledge is limited. Wrestling with the concept of infinity is difficult, but there is true peace in trusting in God.” Says Bruce Fitzhugh, Living Sacrifice’s front man. The Infinite Order was produced in Nashville, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas by the band’s longtime friend Jeremiah Scott (The Showdown, Destroy Destroy Destroy). Mixing duties are once again being handled by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Machine Head, As I Lay Dying), who mixed the band’s last album, 2003’s Conceived in Fire. Living Sacrifice’s influence runs deep throughout the scene. Former and current members of Living Sacrifice went on to play in bands such as Evanescence, P.O.D. and Norma Jean. Living Sacrifice broke up in 2002 but returned to the metal community with a vengeance in 2008, self-releasing the two song Death Machine digital-only EP. The Infinite Order announces the return of Living Sacrifice with might and majesty. Powerful, forthright, thrashy and skillfully executed as ever, the album serves as an unapologetic reminder as to exactly why so many of today’s heavy music leaders in bands big and small hold Living Sacrifice and their legacy in such high-esteem
Cover illustrations will be handled by Dave Quiggle, with packaging by the Solid State / Tooth & Nail team. Living Sacrifice toured as part of Demon Hunter’s “Stronger Than Hell Tour” last summer, followed by Liskfest in Orange County alongside Bleeding Through, Death By Stereo, The Cro-Mags and Gorilla Biscuits. This year, they returned to Cornerstone in Illinois and several other festivals and club dates around the country. Living Sacrifice’s storied career stretches back to 1989. Bruce Fitzhugh (vocals / guitar) and Lance Garvin (drums) remain from the band’s earliest lineup. Rocky Gray (guitar), also known as the drummer for We Are The Fallen and the former drummer for Evanescence, and Arthur Gray (bass) joined for 2000’s The Hammering Process.

Take It Back!’s ‘Rumors of Revolt’ EP now
The limited edition EP from Take It Back! titled Rumors Of Revolt is out now. Only 1,000 are available as Digi Pack CDs, and they are almost completely sold out already. So if you have not ordered one, make sure you do fast. You can do that in Facedown Records Online Store. You can also pick up a copy at select indie stores nationwide or on Amazon.com. Or if you want to just pick it up digitally, you can on iTunes.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Premiere New Video
Virgin Records platinum-plus rockers THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS will partner with Hot Topic’s Shockhound.com to premiere their new video for single “Pen & Paper” off their sophomore album LONELY ROAD, which debuted this year at #14 on Billboards Top 200 chart. The 48 hour exclusive premiere will begin on August 17 at Shockhound.com. The video was produced and directed by former Chicago agency producers, Nathan Brown (producer) and Chris Folkens (director). RJA asked the duo to work on their new video after seeing the Telly Award-winning music video trilogy Folkens directed for Chicago-based band The Lifetime. RJA decided to shoot the video for Pen & Paper in their hometown of Middleburg, Florida at frontman, Ronnie Winter’s home this past June before hitting the road for their summer tour. Pen & Paper is about removing all the fake people from their lives. The video features RJA and their hometown friends getting rid of those individuals in a creative way while getting some aggression. Brown and Folkens have plans to shoot RJA’s next music video in Chicago. They are also working with the band on a branded integrated experience that partners RJA with a brand name, creating an online interactive experience involving fans in a music video like never before. LONELY ROAD was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, Less Than Jake, Hoobastank, P.O.D., All-American Rejects, Seether) has already been praised for its “million-dollar hooks,” “flat-out perfection,” and “bold, fearless vocals” (Alternative Press). RJA’s Virgin Records debut, DON’T YOU FAKE IT, debuted in August 2006 at No. 25 on the Billboard Top 200, and ended its 62-week album chart run in October 2007. The release included hit singles Face Down & Your Guardian Angel, which overwhelming demand turned into a sales phenomenon and has since added to their over 56 million plays on MySpace (Face Down over 24 million & Your Guardian Angel reaching over 26 million).
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TobyMac’s Winter Wonder Slam 2009 Slams Into The Holidays
GRAMMY ® Award winner, TobyMac slams into the holidays once again as he headlines his popular Winter Wonder Slam 2009 Tour, also featuring the talents of: Relient K, B.Reith and Stephanie Smith. For the first time ever the tour will head to the West Coast as well as making its way to New York City, Fairfax, VA, Pittsburgh and numerous other cities across the states. The tour continues its tradition of giving, as Winter Wonder Slam teams up with the U.S. Marine Corps to help with their Toys for Tots campaign. Toys for Tots aims to provide tangible signs of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. Music fanatics will be encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift to the event as Marines will be on site to collect toys at every venue. Each year, Winter Slam produces multiple sell-outs and sets records for the amount of gifts collected for Toys For Tots. This will be the fifth year that TobyMac has brought his highly energetic show to the holiday season to crowds across the country. This family reunion show is one that keeps bringing people back for more each year sharing the true meaning of Christmas.
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Eisley Back On The Road For Fall Tour With Say Anything
Eisley will go back on the road this October for an extensive nationwide tour as very special guests of Say Anything. The tour begins October 14th in Anaheim, CA, and runs through November 22nd where it concludes at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles. Joining Say Anything and Eisley will be Vagrant Records’ Moneen. Miniature Tigers and Moving Mountains will also split duties as the support act. The band — which is sisters Chauntelle DuPree (guitar), Sherri DuPree (vocals/guitar) and Stacy DuPree (vocals/piano), brother Weston DuPree (drums), and cousin Garron DuPree (bass) — will perform songs from their two Reprise Records releases, 2005’s Room Noises and 2007’s Combinations, as well as preview songs from the album they are currently recording at Rosewood Studios in their hometown of Tyler, Texas. The new album, due this winter, is Eisley’s debut for Sire Records, which the band signed with earlier this year. Fans who attend the fall shows will be able to purchase a “tour-only” exclusive EP, entitled Fire Kites, which will feature selects of studio tracks from Eisley’s upcoming new album, as well as a cover of Eisley’s “Telescope Eyes” by Say Anything’s Max Bemis. Fans and critics have fallen in love with Eisley’s unique brand of pensive, indie-pop-rock. Combinations was declared one of the best albums of the year by MSNBC, while Harp Magazine proclaimed that the band had “written some of the most captivating material of their career.” Over the years, Eisley have toured with Coldplay, Snow Patrol, The Fray, Brand New, Switchfoot, Taking Back Sunday and Mute Math.
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Brooke Waggoner Announces New Album
Brooke Waggoner returns on November 3rd with her second full-length album titled Go Easy Little Doves. All twelve songs on the album were not only written and composed by Waggoner, as with her previous releases, but Go Easy Little Doves was entirely self-produced. With Go Easy Little Doves, Waggoner expands and surrounds her sound with lush orchestration, moving melodies and introspective lyrics. Waggoner’s new album begins with two instrumental songs “Query” and “Ruminate” which beautifully fade into the title track “Go Easy Little Doves, I’ll Be Fine.” The album plays more like a symphony rather than a standard pop release. Songs such as “Chromates Soft Love” and “Find Her Floods” reveal dynamics that could be suitably described as cinematic. Waggoner describes the process of writing the material for the album and inspiration by commenting, “This is a collection of music I’ve wanted to record correctly for a very long time. Some of the songs were written over ten years ago. And some were written the night before I was scheduled to record. The project is full of Q&A, pensiveness, elasticity, and romance. It truly follows my story from beginning to its current state. This is the one I’ve always dreamt of making.” Go Easy Little Doves is the follow up to Waggoner’s critically acclaimed debut Heal For The Honey. Independently released on Swoon Moon Music in September of 2008, Brooke Waggoner’s Heal For The Honey received mass critical acclaim and coverage, including the New York Times’ description of it as “… an eclectic, 10-track album that favors a serene voice quietly singing about the tribulations of love against a backdrop of classical piano crescendos.” Paste Magazine wrote, “In a music world overpopulated with acoustic guitars, warbling voices and tinkling piano keys, Brooke Waggoner and her cache of mesmerizing tunes stand out.” Brooke Waggoner has a full run of tour dates starting in Chapel Hill, NC on September 1st with Denison Witmer. Following the conclusion of that tour, Waggoner will join Owl City on the road beginning October 8th in Des Moines, Iowa.
Track Listing:
1) Query
2) Ruminate
3) Go Easy Little Doves, I’ll Be Fine
4) Meek; Wild
5) Chromates Soft Love
6) Femmes
7) Godwin
8) Find Her Floods
9) Body
10) Wish for Bridges
11) Burden of Our Courage
12) Get Too Close
Tour Dates:
9/1 – Chapel Hill, NC
9/2 – Norfolk, VA
9/3 – Charlottesville, VA
9/4 – Arlington, VA
9/5 – Philadelphia, PA
9/6 – Brooklyn, NY
9/8 – New York, NY
9/9 – Boston, MA
9/11 – Cleveland, OH
9/12 – Pittsburgh, PA
9/13 – Columbus, OH
9/14 – Newport, KY
9/15 – Winona Lake, IN
9/16 – Indianapolis, IN
9/17 – Champaign, IL
9/18 – Madison, WI
9/19 – Chicago, IL
9/20 – Milwaukee, WI
9/21 – St. Paul, MN
9/22 – Iowa City, IA
9/23 – Kansas City, MO
9/24 – St. Louis, MO
10/8 – Des Moines, IA
10/9 – Omaha, NE
10/10 – Denver, CO
10/12 – Boise, ID
10/13 – Spokane, WA
10/15 – Vancouver, BC
10/16 – Seattle, WA
10/17 – Portland, OR
10/19 – San Francisco, CA
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA
10/22 – Anaheim, CA
10/23 – San Diego, CA
10/24 – Scottsdale, AZ
10/25 – Albuquerque, NM
10/27 – Tulsa, OK
10/28 – Dallas, TX
10/29 – Dallas, TX
10/30 – Austin, TX
10/31 – Houston, TX
11/12 – Greenville, SC

Abandon To Release ‘Searchlights’ August 25th
San Antonio rock act Abandon will release its first full-length disc, Searchlights, to retail outlets nationwide Aug. 25, 2009. In support of the project, Abandon will open for Flicker Records act Fireflight this fall on “The Hope Tour.” Abandon made its label debut last July with the release of a self-titled digital EP, which received rave reviews from critics who called it “catchy” (ChristianityToday.com), “a tasty morsel of what is to come” (jesusfreakhideout.com), and hailed the band for being “at the forefront of the current music industry” (indievisionmusic.com). The EP additionally produced two No. 1 Rock radio singles with “Hold On” and “Providence.” In April 2009, Abandon released the EP on disc, while giving fans a taste of six new cuts available via digital outlets only. Searchlights combines the best tracks released by Abandon over the last year plus three never-before-recorded songs, “Confession,” “Here We Are Now” and “Safe In Your Arms.” “Thematically, Searchlights is a promise of rescue from a dangerous place, that if you look up, you will see the light of hope through the dark,” says Abandon’s Josh Engler. “Sonically interesting and energetic with passionate lyrics, we hope fans find what they’re searching for with this record.” Abandon will debut Searchlights live on the road with Fireflight beginning Oct. 1. Joined by Word Records artist Remedy Drive, “The Hope Tour” will visit major markets including Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Antonio. For a complete list of tour dates, visit www.fireflightrock.com. Music from Searchlights can also be heard via Christian radio, with “Be Alive In Me” currently working its way up the Radio & Records Rock chart and “Safe In Your Arms” set to add at CHR radio Aug. 21. With a sound that has been likened to popular bands U2 and The Killers, Abandon comprises brothers Josh Engler (vocals) and Justin Engler (rhythm guitars), cousins Dave Vela (drums) and Stevan Vela (lead guitar) as well as Bryan Fowler (bass). They formed as part of their church’s worship band, eventually moving on to play local shows. The group came into relationship with Forefront Records after Director of A&R Chris York heard them perform at a Nashville club.
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Clocktower Showdown News
Clocktower Showdown’s new EP “Its a Sick thing, Baby” has been released digitally! The band is from Marion, Illinois and has been together for a little over 4 years now. They have recently teamed up with Compassion International and have also just signed with Blue Duck Records. They’ll be going into the studio this fall with Mike Hagler (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind and many other big ones). They’ll be recording a full length which is slated to come out in the winter of 2010.
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Nine Lashes On Tour
Nine Lashes Came together as a desire for change. Brought together under one Name, their hearts break for a dying world. Their song “Words of Red” debuted at number 29 and is currently climbing the charts. They have a tour planned this fall in the Southeast to help replenish the Food Banks in Alabama. For more information on their new album & upcoming tour, go here.
Tour Dates:
8/21 – Pinson, AL
8/22 – McAdory, AL
8/29 – Verbena, AL
9/12 – Birmingham, AL
9/19 – Hueytown, AL
10/3 – Dothan, AL
10/10 – Huffman, AL

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