Sex Positions loses members, changes name to Neckbolts

Boston, MA based Deathwish, Inc. electro/hardcore band Sex Positions have once again lost founding members Rich Perusi and Mark DeGuillo after a short-lived reunion last winter. The remaining members have decided to regroup and change their name to Neckbolts.

The new group is slated to release a new album under the new moniker some time this summer, including material written during their time as Sex Positions, with MySpace demos and tour information forthcoming as well. You can view the new band’s MySpace page here
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Sikth (2001-2008)

Sikth has called it a day after a period of inactivity. The band explained:

It deeply saddens the four of us to announce that we are closing the book on SIKTH… it’s time to split up. A combination of factors have driven us to make this decision. We want to assure you that if it were viable for us to carry on – we would.

We are currently involved in new projects so keep checking our personal pages for announcements.

The band have released two full length releases; The Trees… in 2003 and Death of a Dead Day in 2006. The band had toured with the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage.
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Working Class Heroes, Rotary, Iron Chic

Cardiff, UK’s Working Class Heroes have finished their debut EP and posted a few new songs to their MySpace page. The group has plans to release the EP in June.

Boston, MA’s Rotary, featuring ex-members of Making it Right, have posted new music online. You can check out “Electricity Sounds” and “Young Guns” over at the band’s MySpace page.

Long Island, NY’s Iron Chic has made their demo available for download through their website. The band features Latterman alums Phil Douglas and Brian Crozier as well current members of Small Arms Dealer and The Agent. The five song demo was recorded by Phil.
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Win a Norma Jean box set and a look at upcoming releases

You’re the lucky reader of the 39th edition of the Vinyl File. This column aims to keep you informed with upcoming releases as well as spotlighting interesting releases, your favorite bands’ own collections and labels with a history of vinyl releases worth talking about.

This week we’ve got yet another contest courtesy of our good friends at Vinyl Collective. We’d like to give away one box-set of the recently released Norma Jean box set featuring Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child, O’ God, The Aftermath and Redeemer. Keep reading to find out how you can win.

As always, Vinyl File is brought to you by Ben Conoley.
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Drama ensues as Endwell kicked off “Mosh Lives” tour

Endwell has been kicked off the “Mosh Lives” tour due to this T-shirt. The band explained:

First off, we want to apologize to everyone who was planning on coming out and seeing us on the MOSH LIVES tour but unfortunately as of yesterday (Tuesday May 27th) we have been kicked off of the tour because of a T-Shirt….yep that’s right. Apparently some people can’t take a joke. We were stoked for this tour and looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends and playing some fun shows. Without getting into all the details well leave it at this; some of our good friends receive an email from a certain Tyrant telling them that if we weren’t removed from the tour immediately that they would have hell to pay and the outcome was us being asked to leave the tour.

The “friends” in question may be Emmure who responded:

Endwell has been surrounded and plauged with bad decision making since day one. They are quick to talk shit but what they won’t tell you is that when they first got signed to Victory [..] they wouldn’t even help us out and get on a show when we needed it because they said they weren’t a local band anymore. After their record bombed to put it gently they started getting pissy and blaming everyone underneath the sun except for themselves which seems to be the trend of that band. And all but 2 members quit.

Before this tour started we started hearing how they were talking shit about us and our record which we confronted them about and they confessed and with a good heart and them being our supposed friends we let it slide and kept them on he tour. The very first day they show up they have a shirt they are selling that is blatantly a slap in the face to Victory Records and us.

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Contests: Win tickets to S.C.E.N.E.

The eighth annual S.C.E.N.E. Festival is set to take place in downtown St. Catharines Ontario on Sunday June 29 and wants to give five readers a pair of free tickets to the festivities.

With 150 bands playing a series of all-ages shows through the city’s downtown, it’ll be hard to chose where to spend your time. However, you’ll be able to catch sets from Silverstein, illScarlett, Cancer Bats, Teenage Head, Black Lungs, Hostage Life, Dead and Divine and more. For more information on S.C.E.N.E. and to order tickets, click here.

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Grave Maker: “Comfort in Concrete (featuring Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid)”

Vancouver, BC’s Grave Maker has posted a new track from their upcoming debut for Think Fast!. The full length effort was produced by Roger Camero (The Warriors, No Motiv) and features guests including Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid and Rick Jimenez of This Is Hell and Soldiers. The album is due out July 22, 2008.

This song feature Comeback Kid‘s Andrew Neufeld on vocals. You can check it out on their t myspace.
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