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As I Lay Dying Confirm Pre-show Signings For New Tour
As I Lay Dying will be meeting up with fans before every show on their headlining tour for a meet and greet/signing. The band will be signing autographs for 30 minutes as soon as doors open and will wrap up right before Carnifex hits the stage. As I Lay Dying will be signing a FREE poster for fans – so make sure to show up early to meet the band and get your poster! As I Lay Dying’s headlining tour kicked off on 9/14 in El Paso, TX at Club 101. Tickets for the tour are available NOW on both asilaydying.com and thepowerlessrise.com – so head there now and get your tickets before they sell out! As I Lay Dying’s highly anticipated limited edition SUPER DELUXE FAN BOX will be in stores on November 9th, 2010. Once these are sold out, they will be gone forever – this is truly a limited edition! The fan box includes:
• The Powerless Rise CD and 12? Vinyl Picture Disc
• The Powerless Rise DVD Documentary w/In Studio footage and interviews + EXTRAS: Guitar, Bass & Drum tabs featuring Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert – Song Stems for “Upside Down Kingdom” – Expanded recording outtakes
• Hard cover book includes lyrics, photos, editorial from the band
• 12X12 Lithograph
• Three (3) guitar picks
• Mini drumstick Keychain
• AILD Patch
• Window Cling
• Metal AILD logo pin
Tour Dates:
9/16 – Abilene, TX
9/17 – Little Rock, AR
9/18 – Memphis, TN
9/19 – Knoxville, TN
9/20 – Covington, KY
9/21 – Grand Rapids, MI
9/22 – Cleveland, OH
9/23 – Buffalo, NY
9/24 – Clifton Park, NY
9/25 – Hartford, CT
9/26 – Quebec, QC
9/27 – Montreal, QC
9/28 – Ottawa, ON
9/29 – London, ON
10/1 – Winnipeg, MB
10/3 – Saskatoon, SK
10/4 – Calgary, AB
10/5 – Edmonton, AB
10/7 – Vancouver, BC
10/8 – Seattle, WA
10/10 – Portland, OR
10/11 – Chico, CA
10/15 – Yuma, AZ

Sanctus Real Update
Sanctus Real lead vocalist Matt Hammitt and his Wife come through a difficult pregnancy with the birth of Bowen Matthew Hammit. Sanctus Real lead vocalist Matt Hammitt and his wife, Sarah, have come through a difficult pregnancy. Parents to Emmy and Claire, the couple announces the birth of their first baby boy, Bowen Matthew Hammitt, whose name means “small victorious one.” Bowen has been diagnosed with a serious heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), and is being closely monitored by doctors. Check for updates on Bowen’s condition here.

Soundmass Is Pleased To Announce The Signing Of BioGenesis
Originally formed in 1996 by front-man Chaz Bond (Jacobs Dream, Human Paradox), 9 years has passed since the release of their debut album “The Mark Bleeds Through” (2001, Rowe Productions). However, 5 years after their apparent demise, BioGenesis has reformed with their original line-up. After a few reunion shows in their local area of Dayton, Ohio, the band began working on their new album – “The Rise, The Fall, The Rebirth” – which will see a release before the end of 2010. With a style that crosses genres, you can expect an album spanning from power metal to death metal, with a touch of progressiveness – a sound which is uniquely BioGenesis. With influences like Iced Earth, Cannibal Corpse, Fear Factory, Deliverance, Disturbed and Nevermore, and guitarist John Berry (Jacobs Dream) guesting with his signature solos, “The Rise, The Fall, The Rebirth” will see the band coming back stronger than ever! For an idea of what to expect, head over to the BioGenesis MySpace to hear a basic mix of the new song “Hatred Seed”.

Same As Sunday Releases New EP
Alternative Press magazine’s “Unsigned Band of the Month” (Dec. 2008), Indianapolis-based pop-punk band Same As Sunday releases its highly anticipated 7-song EP, Earn Your Stripes, October 26, 2010.
Having recently wrapped a year’s worth of 150+ tour dates with band’s including INO recording artist Stellar Kart and Gotee Records act Abandon Kansas, Same As Sunday sustains its momentum with the follow up to last summer’s The Dollar For Dollar EP. Inspired by lead singer Chris Bauchle’s deployment with the United States Air Force for Operation Enduring Freedom this fall, Earn Your Stripes reflects Same As Sunday’s desire to live a life of purpose, serving God, spreading His Word, and encouraging others to do the same. “The Lord calls us not only to place our faith in Him, but also to spread His word among the nations,” says Bauchle. “The album’s title is about having complete trust in God and giving every ounce of yourself to something you’ve been called to do.” Featuring honest lyrics and an insatiably catchy sound brimming with frenetic musical energy, Earn Your Stripes has a broad range of appeal. Songs include the thought-provoking, call-to-action anthem “Roads?,” “The Opposite of Two,” which reflects on a painful breakup, and “Exits and Entrances,” about betrayal by a close friend. Earn Your Stripes will release digitally via retailers including itunes, AmazonMP3, and Rhapsody on October 26. Physical copies of the album will also be available for purchase at www.sameassunday.bigcartel.com and at Same As Sunday shows. The band will pre-promote Earn Your Stripes with the release of a music video for “Roads?” mid-October as well as a free MP3 download of the song at select music sites. Additional details are forthcoming. Consisting of Chris Bauchle (lead vocals, guitar), Kyle Martin (guitar/vocals), Nick Berry (bass/vocals) and Andy “the” Heck (drums/vocals), Same As Sunday formed in 2005. The band has since released three projects and visited more than 35 states on six, full-length, independently booked tours. Additionally, Same As Sunday earned a slot on the 2008 Warped Tour, was named Alternative Press magazine’s “Unsigned Band of the Month,” took first place at Concerts First’s “Next Big Thing” battle of the band’s competition, and was selected as a 2009 “Editor’s Pick” by purevolume.com.
For more information on Same As Sunday, visit:
facebook.com/sameassunday

Abel Signs To Come And Live
Former Facedown Records / Dreamt Music artist Abel have signed with Come&Live! to release their upcoming full-length record entitled Lesser Men on October 19, 2010. The Poughkeepsie, NY natives have spent the last year touring in support of their Facedown debut, The Honest Love, which garnered excellent reviews from the likes of Outburn, HM Magazine, and Indievisionmusic.com–making their upcoming release a highly anticipated sophomore effort. Come&Live! is a grassroots effort founded by former Tooth & Nail A&R executive Chad Johnson. The label is a non-profit organization whose goals are to build a community of ministry-focused bands and give away 100% of profits to backyard and global charities. Lesser Men will be available as a no-strings-attached free download through the label’s website, Comeandlive.com beginning October 19th. “Music is about people, and we believe that Come&Live! really understands that,” Abel vocalist Kevin Kneifel explains. “I think the organization’s non-profit ‘anti-label’ model can be a strange thing to anyone looking in, but we feel that C&L! is the right place for Abel to be–we want to make our music and message available to as many people as we can.”

MUTEMATH To Release 2nd Live DVD
New Orleans’ rock innovators MUTEMATH will release a DVD, accompanied with a live audio CD, entitled Armistice Live, on Teleprompt/Warner Bros. Records on October 12th. Directed by Adam Rothlein, Armistice Live captures the band’s electrifying performance at the famous Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, during their Fall 2009 tour in support of their album Armistice. The DVD includes 90 minutes of explosive concert footage, along with a “Making of Armistice” documentary, previously unreleased bonus studio vlogs, and bonus copies of MUTEMATH’s now-popular short-form music videos, including the never-released “Control” video. Fans who preorder through the band’s official store will receive the live bonus tracks “Electrify” and “Goodbye” delivered on street date, as well as an exclusive lithograph featuring a photograph from the tour. Armistice debuted at No. 18 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in August 2009 and was considered a “must-have album” by the New York Post. After the band’s highest-ever grossing Fall 2009 headline tour, MUTEMATH returned to the stage in 2010 supporting 30 Seconds to Mars, followed by performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bamboozle Festival, Rock al Parque (Bogota), Fuji Rock Fest (Japan), Jisan Valley Festival (South Korea) and Lollapalooza. MUTEMATH continues its international touring with a performance in Jakarta, Indonesia, later this Fall, before returning to the studio to record their 3rd album for Teleprompt/Warner Bros. Records.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces 2010 Winter Tour
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), one of the top selling concert acts in the world creates one of the most captivating concert experiences on the road today. Insistent on giving their fans the most “value for their dollar,” TSO puts on an over-the-top audio/visual spectacular complete with lasers, pyrotechnics and state of the art lighting with a ticket price that starts as low as $25 allowing generations of fans to be enthralled year after year. Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to the Frank Erwin Center on Friday, December 3 for one performance only! TSO founder, producer and writer Paul O’Neill explains, “When someone goes to a TSO concert, we don’t want them to walk away saying ‘that was a great show’ or ‘that was worth it’ or even ‘that was the best show I’ve seen in a long time.’ We want them to say, ‘Man, that the best show ever; we just ripped that band off.’” With sales in excess of seven million – including nearly two million CDs and DVDs sold in the past two years -Trans-Siberian Orchestra is among the most popular groups of the modern era. The Orchestra debuted in 1996 with the timeless “CHRISTMAS EVE AND OTHER STORIES.” Highlighted by the remarkable hit single, “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” the album has since achieved 2x platinum certification from the RIAA, with sales now rapidly approaching three million. Two further albums completed O’Neill’s planned Christmas Trilogy; 1998’s “THE CHRISTMAS ATTIC” and 2004’s “THE LOST CHRISTMAS EVE,” both of which are currently approaching 2x platinum certification. All three of the Orchestra’s Christmas-themed albums have proven enduring blockbusters, returning annually to the top 10 on Billboard’s “Top Catalog Albums” and “Top Holiday Albums” charts. TSO’s 2009 Winter Tour played to over 1.2 million fans in 80+ cities, and generating revenues of nearly $45 million, which according to Billboard magazine’s midyear touring chart, put them as the No. 2 most attended tour. Since its first Winter Tour in 1999, TSO has been one of the concert business’s most successful acts, consistently rating in the Top 10 for both gross revenues and audience attendance. In the spring of 2010, TSO debuted the much-anticipated live rock opera “BEETHOVEN’S LAST NIGHT,” TSO’s gold-certified rock opera fantasy about “what could have happened” on Beethoven’s final night of life. The successful tour provided the template for their innovative brand of “Rock Theater” and the much-anticipated World Tour in 2011. The band’s latest release “NIGHT CASTLE,” which featuring the singles, “Believe” and a cover of the classic “Nutrocker,” burst onto Billboard’s “Top 200? chart and was certified gold in less than eight weeks.
For more information on TSO, visit:
trans-siberian.com

Intense Millennium Records News
After the near-perfect thrash metal assault of “Weapons Of Our Warfare”, Deliverance took a bit of a left turn with “What a Joke”. This somewhat misunderstood album is the result of creative differences in the band beginning to manifest, but resulted in some of the most unique and interesting work in the band’s catalog. Where before the songs were all serious subject matter and thrash played to perfection,“What a Joke” saw the band taking themselves and their music a bit less seriously, showing the fun side of metal and taking on topics that could be handled with more humor and still get the message across. Classics like “It’s the Beat” and “Purgatory Sandwich With Mustard” see Jimmy and company tackling topics other bands may have seen as taboo, thus, this album remains an important piece in the Deliverance catalog.
As previously announced INTENSE MILLENNIUM RECORDS has the following albums slated for release:
November 2010:
VENGEANCE – HUMAN SACRIFICE
VENGEANCE RISING – ONCE DEAD
SACRED WARRIOR – REBELLION
BLOODGOOD – BLOODGOOD
BLOODGOOD – DETONATION
January 2011:
SACRED WARRIOR – MASTERS COMMAND
ALTAR BOYS – GUT LEVEL MUSIC
February 2011:
VENGEANCE RISING – DESTRUCTION COMES
All titles are newly remastered, and contain bonus tracks (when available).

JOHN REUBEN’s ZAPPIN: THE BEST OF In Stores Now
Gotee Records is pleased to announce the release of John Reuben’s latest project, ZAPPIN: The Best Of, online and in stores now. In the coming weeks, Reuben will be taking his creative brand of music on the road as a part of the “Fly Me To The Show” tour, featuring Reuben alongside Hawk Nelson, Revive and Britt Nicole. Spanning John Reuben’s career, ZAPPIN: The Best Of gives a snapshot of John’s last decade, including 6 albums and over 300,000 units sold. This project will be a digital and Christian Bookstore exclusive and will be an essential for old and new fans alike, containing 18 songs in one collection. “John Reuben has always created music to the beat of his own drum. He’s refused to confine himself to the shallow confines of “hip-hop rules” or to being anything other than himself,” explains Josh Niemyjski, editor of SphereofHipHop.com. “I’m always excited to hear what John does next and it’s been awesome to watch his creativity expand from one project to the next. This ZAPPIN: The Best Of CD is an essential snapshot of his entire career to date, and will be a must have for both old friends and new fans.” The project also includes a link in the packaging where fans can download all twelve of John’s acclaimed music videos. Since his start as an ice cream vendor in his debut album’s “Do Not” video, Reuben has made his name over the years as not only a compelling musical artist, but as a creative visual artist. Continuing with his male cheerleader in “Move”, and most recently, the traveling circus inspired “Town Folk” video, Reuben has developed a dozen iconic characters throughout his career. Gotee Records felt no greatest hits collection could be complete without adding in these classic videos that respond so well to the music. Beginning in early October, Reuben will be joining Hawk Nelson’s “Fly Me To The Show” tour. Beginning in Texas and ending in Michigan, the “Fly Me To The Show” tour hopes to be a tour with purpose, introducing fans to the work of Mocha Club and The Grace Foundation. Also on the tour are Revive and Britt Nicole.
Track Listing:
1. Him Her He She
2. Do Not
3. Doin’
4. Make Money Money
5. Nuisance (Featuring Matthew Thiessen of Relient K)
6. Move
7. No Be Nah
8. Gather In
9. Hindsight
10. All I Have
11. Word Of Mouth
12. Town Folk
13. Divine Inspiration
14. Life Is Short (With tobyMac)
15. Out Of Control
16. Jamboree
17. Thank You (featuring Manchild & Othello)
18. Good Evening

Tidewater Releases Debut Album
“The Seas We Sail” is the recently released full-length debut album by Tidewater. In the three weeks since its release, the album has remained on the Top Selling Music Chart of leading online distributor Smart Punk. The album was produced by KG (Means, Blind Witness, Hester Prynne), and features mastering by Troy Glessner (Copeland, Death Cab, Anberlin) and stunning cover artwork by Dave Quiggle (Paramore, New Found Glory). Fitting alongside both grandiose melodic pop and modern emo rock Tidewater is the solo work of seasoned musician Brett Allen. He contributes vocals, guitar, piano and mandolin, all of which are featured prominently on the album. Locked away in a studio earlier this year with KG, Allen recorded the songs in between his studies at Baylor University in Waco Texas where he majors in film. A seasoned live performer Allen has had his hand in several bands with varying degrees of success but Tidewater has his full focus and input currently. His passion and faith fuel his songwriting as Allen admits “The theme of hope is everywhere in these songs. I know that’s not particularly fashionable but I can’t help it! It’s not my intention to punch people in the face with my values. I’m just a really thankful dude, whose grateful for everything he’s been given.” Tidewater has also been highly promoted over the past month by FUSE TV and Absolute Punk.
For more information on Tidewater, visit:
myspace.com/tidewaterstl

NEEDTOBREATHE Unveil Second Round Of Tour Dates
Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has unveiled another round of dates for their upcoming U.S. tour, “Young and Far From Home.” The band had previously announced the cross-country trek’s October 27th kick-off at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC. The new round of announced dates continue into November, with more dates still to be announced. The Daylights will be supporting as special guest on all dates. “Young and Far From Home” will be the final tour to support NEEDTOBREATHE’s current album, “THE OUTSIDERS,” following the band’s highly successful headlining runs – this past spring’s “Won’t Turn Back Tour” and last year’s “The Outsiders Live” – both of which sold out in nearly every market visited. The latest round of dates (see attached itinerary) will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 17th, with even more dates being announced shortly. Presale tickets for the newly announced dates will be available to The Insiders, the official NEEDTOBREATHE Fan Club, beginning Wednesday, September 15th. In addition to access to tickets before the general public, members of The Insiders are also invited to exclusive meet and greets with the band and an early opportunity to purchase special limited edition tour packages. NEEDTOBREATHE’s third and most recent album, “THE OUTSIDERS,” was released late last summer to universal critical acclaim and a top 20 debut on the Billboard 200. Known for their incredible live shows, NEEDTOBREATHE recently performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and appeared on the cover of Pollstar magazine. Before the kick-off of “Young and Far From Home,” the band will wrap up their run of support dates with Train and embark on their first-ever European tour. With tickets already selling fast, the band will be performing 10 shows in 5 different countries in less than 2 weeks.
Tour Dates:
9/30 – Los Angeles, CA
10/1 – Berkeley, CA
10/5 – Paris, France
10/6 – London, England
10/7 – London, England
10/8 – Glasgow, Scotland
10/10 – Cologne, Germany
10/11 – Hamburg, Germany
10/12 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10/14 – Stockholm, Sweden
10/15 – Gothenburg, Sweden
10/16 – Malmo, Sweden
10/27 – Columbia, SC
10/28 – Charlotte, NC
10/29 – Cincinnati, OH
10/30 – Urbana, IL
11/1 – Milwaukee, WI
11/2 – Columbus, OH
11/4 – Washington, DC
11/5 – New York, NY
11/6 – Boston, MA
11/7 – Philadelphia, PA
11/9 – Cleveland, OH
11/10 – Detroit, MI
11/11 – Grand Rapids, MI
11/12 – Chicago, IL
11/13 – Minneapolis, MN
11/14 – Des Moines, IA
11/16 – Memphis, TN
11/17 – St. Louis, MO
11/18 – Nashville, TN
11/19 – Birmingham, AL
11/20 – Greenville, SC
11/21 – Durham, NC
11/23 – Knoxville, TN
11/24 – Atlanta, GA
11/26 – Myrtle Beach, SC
11/27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/29 – Houston, TX
11/30 – Austin, TX
12/1 – Dallas, TX
12/3 – Denver, CO
12/5 – Spokane, WA
12/6 – Seattle, WA
12/7 – Portland, OR
For information on NEEDTOBREATHE, visit:
needtobreathe.net

NewReleaseTuesday.com Launches Online Radio Station
NewReleaseTuesday.com (NRT), a Christian music, social and entertainment mega-site and part of the FrontGate Media group, is announcing the launch of NRT Radio, a brand new 24/7 online radio station playing only the latest new releases in Christian music. Listeners will quickly notice that NRT Radio is set out to break almost every rule in the industry’s playbook while offering listeners a high-quality experience different than most formats. NRT Radio will be embracing some unique guidelines on their playlist that includes only playing music from an artist’s latest release, keeping repetition of songs to a minimum and playing both known radio singles as well as deep tracks on albums, ensuring a continuously fresh playlist for listeners. NRT Radio will also include music from multiple genres, including Pop, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Urban, Rap and Worship. “People love all types of music,” says NRT Founder Kevin McNeese. “And there are not a lot of stations that blend the genres into one continuous format. We feel a good song is a good song, and are extremely excited to help broaden our audience’s expectations of what Christian music has to offer without forcing them to change the channel to a specific genre.” Bill Lurwick, a radio industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, will be guiding NRT Radio as the Program Director. “There are so many songs that don’t get played on traditional radio,” says Lurwick, “mostly due to smaller and repetitive playlists built from suggested radio singles. We’re excited to smash the mold that has dominated radio for so long, offering over 100 songs at launch and adding at least 5 new songs a week, more than four times the average station, without a single repeat.” “NewReleaseTuesday.com’s foundation has been to educate the Christian music fan of what’s new each week in Christian music,” continues NRT Founder Kevin McNeese. “NRT Radio will be an extension of that goal. I believe listeners will respond positively to what we will offer. I’m also excited for our future plans to offer more exclusive programming alongside syndicated specials that will compliment the overall vision of the station.”

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