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JULY 12, 2010

AS I LAY DYING Hot Topic in store signing on Sunday in San Francisco!


Hang out with AS I LAY DYING at 2:00pm this Sunday, August 1st, at the Hot Topic in the San Francisco Center at 865 Market St., San Francisco, CA, 94103. Hot Topic members can purchase an AS I LAY DYING cd or T-shirt to receive a wrist band to guarantee their spot in line. To find out how to become a member, just head to hottopic.com.

AS I LAY DYING - Cool Tour 2010
Tour w/ Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages

07/28 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
07/30 Mesa, AZ @ Marquee Theater
07/31 Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
08/01 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Theater

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JULY 28, 2010

THE ACACIA STRAIN’s new album charted at number 67 on theUS Billboard Top 200 Chart

THE ACACIA STRAIN’s new album, Wormwood, released last Tuesday has charted at number 67 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart, with 6,466 units sold, according to Nielson Soundscan. This is the highest debut, in both chart position and in number sold, in the band’s five album, ten year plus career. The album is also ranked at number 66 on the Top Current Albums Chart and number 8 on the Hard Rock Chart. Their previous release, 2008’s “Continent,” debuted at number 107 with approximately 5700 units sold. This also marks the second highest first week chart debut in Prosthetic Records’ history. “The Most Known Unknown,” the band’s first DVD debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Top Music Video Sales Chart back in February. THE ACACIA STRAIN is featured on the cover of the upcoming issue of “Hails & Horns.”

In an era when record sales are plummeting and bands’ careers are being measured in months, THE ACACIA STRAIN has proven they are still atop the heap of extreme music. Front man Vincent Bennett commented; “We couldn't be happier about the reaction ‘Wormwood’ has been getting. We didn't know how it would go over and so far the feedback has been awesome! We appreciate the support of our fans helping us to get the word out and be a part of this record. Thanks for the support!"

THE ACACIA STRAIN is currently on “Cool Tour” along with As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried And Me, Blessthefall, Architects, Cancer Bats and War of Ages. They are then heading to Europe in September and October on the Hell On Earth Tour with Terror and more.

Their upcoming dates are:
7/28 Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom %
7/30 Mesa, AZ – Marquis Theatre %
7/31 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium %
8/1 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield %
8/2 Las Vegas, NV- The Farm (w/ War of Ages)
8/4 Kansas City, MO- The El Torreon (w/ War of Ages)
9/17 Jena, GER – F Haus $
9/18 Koln, GER - Essigfabrik $
9/19 Reading, UK – Sub 89 $
9/20 Norwich, UK – Waterfront $
9/21 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre $
9/22 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit $
9/23 Manchester, UK – Moho Live $
9/24 Sheffield, UK - Corperation $
9/25 London, UK – Islington 02 Academy $
9/26 Antwerpen, BE – Hof ter Lo $
9/27 Paris, FR - Glazart $
9/28 Rotterdam, NI - Watt $
9/29 Frankfurt/Main, GER - Batschkapp $
9/30 Klagenfurt, AUT - Volxhaus $
10/1 Munchen, GER – Werk $
10/2 Pinarella di Cervia, IT – Rock Planet $
10/3 Solothurn, CH - Kofmehl $
10/4 Hannover, GER - Faust $
10/5 Gothenburg, SW – Musikens Hus $
10/6 Munster, GER - Sputnikhalle $
10/7 Hamburg, GER - Markthalle $
10/8 Saarbrucken, GER - Garage $
10/9 Schweinfurt, GER – Alter Stattbahnhof $
10/10 Zaandam, NI – Kade $
10/11 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville TBC $
10/12 Stuttgart, GER - TBA $
10/13 Wien, GER - Arena $
10/14 Praha, CZ – Abaton $
10/15 Leipzig, GER - Werk $
10/16 Berlin, GER – SO 36 $
10/17 Amneville, FR – Tat The Beast $

% “Cool Tour”
$ “Hell On Earth” Tour

Wormwood was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with Zeuss (Hatebreed, Chimaira, Shadows Fall) handling producing, mixing and mastering.

JULY 12, 2010

THE COOL TOUR KICKS OFF TODAY IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA!!

Today marks the first ever kick off date of COOL TOUR! The inaugural run of the tour begins today, July 12th, 2010 in Orlando, FL! It’s not too late to pick up your tickets now! Tickets are on sale, and are available through all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com, unless otherwise noted.

In celebration of the kick off, make sure to get yourself the COOL TOUR Download Pack! The package is full of amazing merchandise, all of which are listed below! Make sure to head over to the COOL TOUR Facebook page to grab the free pack!

JULY 08, 2010

ACT NOW! THE CONTEST ENDS JULY 11TH!

Attention, COOL TOUR fans! Newbury Comics is giving YOU the chance to meet your favorite bands on COOL TOUR! Enter NOW to win a pair of passes to COOL TOUR featuring As I Lay Dying, Underoath, and Between the Buried and Me on July 20th at the House of Blues in Boston! Eight winners and their guests will not only get to see these heavy hitting bands perform, but they'll also get the opportunity to meet them before the show that day! Visit the Newbury Comics COOL TOUR contest page to enter for your chance to win. Hurry, the contest ends on July 11th.

Newbury Comics is an independently owned retailer specializing in music, movies and pop culture. Not only do they have a great selection of CDs and DVDs, they also sell everything from t-shirts and posters, to action figures, toys and novelties, books, comics, and a whole lot more. They amuse, entertain, and challenge our customers' perception of the world. Newbury Comics is "a wicked good time"!

The COOL TOUR Amazon page is up and running! Make your way to the COOL TOURAmazon page to purchase the newest tunes by all of the COOL TOUR artists!

Don’t forget about the awesome goodies offered in the COOL TOUR Download Pack! The package is full of amazing merchandise, all of which are listed below! Make sure to head over to the COOL TOUR Facebook page to grab the free pack!

JULY 05, 2010

CANCER BATS TOURING IN SEPTEMBER WITH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE & BRING ME THE HORIZON

They’ve birthed a grimy hardcore giant and hailed a more metal-centric destroyer, but in 2010, Cancer Bats dropped their heaviest, and deadliest offering to date with Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones in April and now they’ll be tearing it up on stage alongside heavy weights Bullet for My Valentine and Bring Me the Horizon in September. Check out their dates here: http://www.cancerbats.com

JUNE 17, 2010

COOL TOUR VIP "Cooler Packages" ends June 28th

Heads up! Sales of the COOL TOUR VIP "Cooler Packages" ends June 28th. The exciting packages include: 1 COOL TOUR Atticus T-shirt, 1 autographed COOL TOUR poster, and 1 souvenir laminate for $20 plus the cost of the ticket. You can buy these packages through the ticketing page for each event, which can be found here: www.ticketmaster.com/cooltour (please note Royal Oak is not a Ticketmaster venue, but packages are still available. Tempe packages not available, however previously purchased packages for Mesa will still be honored.)

You can check out AS I LAY DYING's new video for the song "Parallels" at www.thepowerlessrise.com. New album, The Powerless RIse, in stores and online now!

Make sure to check out ATLmetal.com’s AS I LAY DYING contest page to win tickets, a meet n greet with AILD in Atlanta & the AILD CD/ DVD catalog from Metal Blade Records!

2010 witnesses the inaugural year of COOL TOUR, in association with Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black by Atticus Clothing, and Musician's Institute College of Contemporary Music, and features AS I LAY DYING, UNDEROATH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BLESSTHEFALL, THE ACACIA STRAIN, ARCHITECTS, CANCER BATS, and WAR OF AGES. COOL TOUR is brought to you by Ibanez, Ding, Alternative Press, altpress.com, Invisible Children, Facedown Records, Mesa Boogie, Ampeg, Live Nation, The Agency Group and Good Fight Entertainment.

COOL TOUR 2010 begins on July 12th in Orlando, FL, and comes to a halt in San Francisco, CA on August 1st. Tickets are on sale now, and are available through all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com, unless otherwise noted.

The anticipation is building, so make sure to get your tickets soon for COOL TOUR 2010; sure to be a tour you don't want to miss!

JUNE 25, 2010

THE COOL TOUR 2010 DOWNLOAD PACK IS UNLEASHED!

Make way for the COOL TOUR Download Pack! The package is full of amazing merchandise and goodies, all of which are listed below! Make sure to head over to the COOL TOUR Facebook page to grab the free pack! The download pack includes:

Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."
War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).

Tracklisting:
1. The Absence- "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon- "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon- "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner- "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c.- "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill- "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned- "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes- "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace- "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought- "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp- "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard- "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death- "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean- "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth- "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger- "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide- "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja- "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants- "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats- "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius- "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination- "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse- "Charmer"
24. Rosaline- "London Lost Its Fog"

Heads up! Sale of the COOL TOUR VIP "Cooler Packages" ends June 28th. The exciting packages include: 1 COOL TOUR Atticus T-shirt, 1 autographed COOL TOUR poster, and 1 souvenir laminate for $20 plus the cost of the ticket. You can buy these packages through the ticketing page for each event. Tempe packages not available, however previously purchased packages for Mesa will still be honored.)

You can check out AS I LAY DYING's new video for the song "Parallels" at www.thepowerlessrise.com. New album, The Powerless RIse, in stores and online now!

Be sure to check out Underoath's new video update about Cool Tour!

Zia Records in Chandler, AZ is hosting a Cool Tour In-store signing with Between The Buried And Me, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats & War Of Ages on July 30th at 2:30PM. The event is free and all fans are welcome to hang out, shake hands, and get things signed prior to their show at the Marquee Theatre that night.

Make sure to check out ATLmetal.com’s AS I LAY DYING contest page to win tickets to the COOL TOUR! Also, head over to Bloody Disgusting to enter for the chance to win tickets to the show as well as an Ibanez Guitar!

JUNE 17, 2010

COOL TOUR VIP "Cooler Packages" ends June 28th

Heads up! Sales of the COOL TOUR VIP "Cooler Packages" ends June 28th. The exciting packages include: 1 COOL TOUR Atticus T-shirt, 1 autographed COOL TOUR poster, and 1 souvenir laminate for $20 plus the cost of the ticket. You can buy these packages through the ticketing page for each event, which can be found here: www.ticketmaster.com/cooltour (please note Royal Oak is not a Ticketmaster venue, but packages are still available. Tempe packages not available, however previously purchased packages for Mesa will still be honored.)

You can check out AS I LAY DYING's new video for the song "Parallels" at www.thepowerlessrise.com. New album, The Powerless RIse, in stores and online now!

Make sure to check out ATLmetal.com’s AS I LAY DYING contest page to win tickets, a meet n greet with AILD in Atlanta & the AILD CD/ DVD catalog from Metal Blade Records!

2010 witnesses the inaugural year of COOL TOUR, in association with Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black by Atticus Clothing, and Musician's Institute College of Contemporary Music, and features AS I LAY DYING, UNDEROATH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BLESSTHEFALL, THE ACACIA STRAIN, ARCHITECTS, CANCER BATS, and WAR OF AGES. COOL TOUR is brought to you by Ibanez, Ding, Alternative Press, altpress.com, Invisible Children, Facedown Records, Mesa Boogie, Ampeg, Live Nation, The Agency Group and Good Fight Entertainment.

COOL TOUR 2010 begins on July 12th in Orlando, FL, and comes to a halt in San Francisco, CA on August 1st. Tickets are on sale now, and are available through all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com, unless otherwise noted.

The anticipation is building, so make sure to get your tickets soon for COOL TOUR 2010; sure to be a tour you don't want to miss!

JUNE 17, 2010

FIRST MUSIC VIDEO FROM AS I LAY DYING'S ‘THE POWERLESS RISE’

San Diego’s Grammy®-nominated group AS I LAY DYING are pleased to release the first production video from their latest release THE POWERLESS RISE, which just hit streets May 11. AS I LAY DYING chose the song "Parallels" for the album’s first video, shot in Pittsburgh, PA in May with director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye, with animation handled by Mike Milyavsky & David Brodsky. Fans can view the video here:

In other news, AS I LAY DYING’s The Powerless Rise, which debuted at #10, has now spent the last 4 weeks in Billboard’s Top 200 chart where it entered at #67. This achievement 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.

On July 12, AS I LAY DYING will launch the "Cool Tour" with Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The nationwide trek will launch this summer on July 12 in Orlando and wrap up in San Francisco on August 1.

JUNE 17, 2010

ARCHITECTS UK Prepare For The “Cool Tour” - Complete Recording Process For New Album

Since their formation in late 2004, Brighton, England quintet ARCHITECTS UK have been on a continual ascendancy from the depths of the UK’s metal and hardcore underground to leaders of the scene. The band makes their much anticipated return to North America as part of the “Cool Tour,” which features As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Bless the Fall, The Acacia Strain, Cancer Bats and War of Ages. This massive, must see touring package kicks off on July 12th and runs through August 1st so be sure to visit www.myspace.com/architectsuk to view their complete touring itinerary.

Sam Carter (vocals) further states, “The ‘Cool Tour’ is going to be fucking awesome! I can't remember the last time I saw a touring package with a line up this crazy so it’s an honor to be a part of it. All the bands are awesome and are totally doing their own thing. So many packages these days put together four or five bands that all sound exactly the same. To find eight bands that all have their own sound and put them together is amazing. Every day is going to be a party for sure so we hope to see you all soon.”

ARCHITECTS UK just wrapped up the recording process for their new effort with renowned producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and look for that to be released early next year. In the meantime, a special reissue of the group’s past two albums, Ruin and Hollow Crown, are going to be made available together on one low priced disc for their upcoming tour, so be sure to pick it up while they are available as these are sure to go fast.

Hugely ambitious, hard working and at the top of their game, the year ahead will surely see ARCHITECTS UK making waves the world over.

MAY 14, 2010

WAR OF AGES DEBUT NEW VIDEO!

War of Ages are debuting their brand new video for the song Collapse off of their new album Eternal.

Also be sure to check the tour dates for a date near you. War of Ages are out now with As I Lay Dying and Demon Hunter, and they'll be back out with AILD on the Cool Tour later in the summer, joined by Underoath and Between the Buried and Me.

MAY 12, 2010

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME INTERVIEW & PRO-SHOT LIVE FOOTAGE!

Metal Injection has just posted two awesome clips featuring North Carolina's BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME. First up, there is a new interview with the entire band posted. This interview was conducted on the band's recent headlining run with Cynic, Devin Townsend Project and Scale The Summit. They discuss their recent video, "Obfuscation", the show Lost, guitarist Paul Waggoner's hair, who has the worst smelling farts and more.

Additionally, MI has posted a multi-cam live clip of the band's performance of the lead single "Obfuscation" off their most recent release, The Great Misdirect. The clip was shot at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD and features audio mixed by BTBAM's sound guy, Courtney Warner.

MAY 12, 2010

UNDEROATH ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER/RECORDING NEW ALBUM!

Having wrapped a European tour last month, UNDEROATH will begin recording their new as-yet-untitled album, the follow-up to their acclaimed disc Lost In The Sound of Separation (Tooth & Nail/Solid State) on May 24. For the new album, set for release in the late fall, the group will team with Matt Goldman (who co-produced the band’s Lost In The Sound of Separation and Define The Great Line albums) and Jeremy SH Griffith to produce.

In other news, lead vocalist SPENCER CHAMBERLAIN, guitarist TIM MCTAGUE, bassist GRANT BRANDELL, keyboardist CHRISTOPHER DUDLEY, and guitarist JAMES SMITH have announced that drummer Daniel Davison (ex Norma Jean) will be joining on drums for writing and recording the new album and the forthcoming tour. The group will head out this summer for a three-week trek on the “Cool Tour” with As I Lay Dying, Between the Buried and Me, blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats and War of Ages

UNDEROATH--whose last four albums have combined sales well in excess of one million copies--released Lost In The Sound Of Separation on Seattle indie Tooth & Nail/Solid State in 2008. The disc marked the top rock debut for the week and entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at #8, #1 on the Top Christian albums chart and #5 on the Top Digital albums chart. The band continue to garner new fans and widespread critical acclaim for Lost In The Sound Of Separation as well as their electrifying live performances.