Evergreen Terrace join Metal Blade

Evergreen Terrace Evergreen Terrace has announced their signing to Metal Blade. The band has also announced the release plans and provided an… interesting… explanation for the title:

That’s right, no lie. We have officially become part of the Metal Blade Records gang. We chose to get sexed in as opposed to getting beat in – more our style i suppose. We will be recording our first release for Metal Blade in March. The record is called Wolfbiker. I know youre thinking “what the hell does that mean?”

In a sea of bands and an oversaturated market of things dying in December, and bands beneath blood red skies, and bullshit sentence fragment band names and record titles, we decided to keep it simple. Wolfbiker. If you’re lucky, you can join the ranks of Wolfbikers everywhere. Sort of a frat/sorority alternative. Or a lifestyle.

The band released Sincerity Is An Easy Disguise In This Business in 2005.
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Tours: My Chemical Romance / Muse

My Chemical Romance have announced the second leg of their upcoming headlining tour in support of their new album, The Black Parade. The first half will feature support from Rise Against and the second will include critically acclaimed act, Muse.

You can buy your tickets via this page.

Rise Against will be supporting their second major label full length, The Sufferer & the Witness and Muse is supporting Black Holes and Revelations.

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Facedown signs Sleeping Giant

Facedown Records have announced the signing of Redlands, CA’s Sleeping Giant. The band’s debut album Dread Champions of the Last Days will hit stores in April and according to the label will showcase “an impressive range of song-styling that is rarely seen on a hardcore album.”

A brand new song from the band is available on their MySpace. The track features guest vocals from Brook Reeves of Impending Doom.
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Tours: The Frames (USA)

The Frames have announced tour dates in support of their upcoming album, The Cost. The Anti- act previously released Burn The Maps in 2005.

The Irish band recorded the album at France’s Black Box Studios in March and April 2006, the disc continues the ongoing relationship with producer David Odlum – who played guitar in the band from 1990 – 2002 and past engineer Stephen Fitzmaurice.

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Tours: Saves the Day / Say Anything

Saves The Day have posted the dates for their co-headlining tour with Say Anything. The tour is set to begin April 10th in San Diego and wrap up May 17th in Austin. The bands will be joined by The Almost, John Ralston, The Dear Hunter, and Manchester Orchestra on select dates.

Saves the Day is touring in support of their 2006 release Sound the Alarm, while Say Anything continue to tour in support of …Is a Real Boy [reissue].
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Hardcore on Phil Donahue show, circa 1986

Thanks to the magic of YouTube, another interesting bit of hardcore arcana is now available for viewing online. In this piece, a number of New York hardcore fans visit The Phil Donahue Show to discuss a controversial article in New York Magazine.

The clip features the fans, writer and host discussing bands like Agnostic Front and Murphys Law and provides an interesting glimpse into the world of 1986, as well as the corresponding hardcore scene of the era.

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Touch and Go posts Ted Leo clip from 25th Anniversary Party

Touch and Go Records has posted the first artist spotlight in their series of mini-videos documenting their recent 25th Anniversary Block Party held at the Hideout in Chicago, IL. The three day event was marked by performances from legendary band’s including Big Black, Shellac, Negative Approach, Pegboy, The Ex and many, many more.

The series begins this week with an artist spotlight on one of the newest bands signed to the label and the label is promising band-specific clips from every set of the weekend. Last week, the label promised both “a little old-school,” and this week’s selection: “a band that’s so-new-they-haven’t-released-a-record-on-touch-and-go-yet.”

You can check out both some live songs and interviews with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists right here.
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Tours: The Exploited to headline SOS Records “The British Are Coming” 2007 tour

S.O.S. Records have announced they will be turning the successful “British Invasion” punk festival series of the Los Angeles area into a U.S. tour.

The British Are Coming 2007 touring festival will be headlined by punk legends the Exploited, and will also feature the return of Final Conflict, a rare stateside appearance by Belgium’s Funeral Dress (3/9 to 3/17) and psychobilly pioneers Phantom Rockers (3/19 to 3/24). Resilience, the Ghouls, and So Unloved will also appear, though specific dates have not been mentioned.

The Exploited’s previous excursions to North America have been marred with difficulties both in 2003 and also in 2005.

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Seventeen Records plan 25th Anniversary Christian Death reissue

France’s Seventeen Records has announced plans to release a special commemorative 25th anniversary edition of Only Theatre of Pain, the debut album from deathrock pioneers, Christian Death.

This album featured the band’s original lineup including Rikk Agnew of the Adolescents and late vocalist Rozz Williams. The label will be remastering the entire 1988 album, andf include the original Deathwish bonus tracks as well as a booklet of photographs and detailed liner notes.

The CD will be distributed in North America by Christian Death’s original US label, Frontier Records and available in France through Seventeen.
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