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March 30, 2012

NEW BRAD ALBUM, UNITED WE STAND, AVAILABLE NOW IN EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES

NEW BRAD ALBUM, UNITED WE STAND, AVAILABLE NOW IN EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES


United We Stand, Out April 24TH On Razor & Tie


(New York, NY) - brand new studio album, United We Stand¸ is available now in exclusive pre-order bundles HERE: http://thebandbrad.com. The ten track album from Seattle's underground favorites is set for release on April 24th. Celebrating close to 20 years of musical brotherhood, BRAD s Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) on guitar, vocalist/pianist Shawn Smith (Pigeonhed and Satchel), drummer Regan Hagar (Satchel), and bass player Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple and David Sylvian).

The United We Stand¸ pre-order bundles are as follows:
*TIER ONE: United We Stand CD, Vinyl, T-shirt and Lithograph of album cover
*TIER TWO: United We Stand Vinyl, and Lithograph of album cover
*TIER THREE: United We Stand CD  and Lithograph of album cover
*All tiers will come with a digital download of the album.

Catch BRAD live in concert for three exclusive shows (dates below). Longtime fans of the band will find much to love on United We Stand as BRAD's reflective, unique song writing approach is intact with Shawn Smith's soaring vocals cascading over throughout songs.

Formed in 1992, BRAD originated as an official side-project that developed into something much deeper for fans and band alike. Anchored by Shawn Smith's astonishing vocals, the band's soulful rock sound has spawned four official studio albums. Over the years, Brad has toured off/on and also performed on both Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

BRAD Tour Dates
April 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
May 3 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
May 4 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord

United We Stand Track List:
1. Miles Of Rope
2. Bound In Time
3. A Reason To Be In My Skin
4. Diamond Blues
5. The Only Way
6. Last Bastion
7. Make The Pain Go Away
8. Needle And Thread
9. Tea Bag
10. Through The Day

LINKS
thebandbrad.com

NEW SHADOWS FALL STUDIO ALBUM, FIRE FROM THE SKY SET FOR RELEASE MAY 15th ON RAZOR & TIE

NEW SHADOWS FALL STUDIO ALBUM, "FIRE FROM THE SKY"
SET FOR RELEASE MAY 15th ON RAZOR & TIE

Album Available Now For Pre-Order In A Variety Of Fan Bundles

Shads To Hit The Road with Fear Factory This Spring; Additional Headlining Dates Announced

(New York, NY) - Grammy-nominated metal band Shadows Fall has completed work on its seventh studio album, Fire From The Sky. The new album is confirmed for release in-stores and online, May 15th. Recorded at Zing Studios in late 2011, Fire From The Sky reunites Shadows Fall with long-time friend, producer/engineer and Killswitch Engage/Times Of Grace guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz (Devil Wears Prada, All That Remains). The album was mixed by Brian Virtue and features some of the band's most complex and melodic material in years.

Vocalist Brian Fair adds, "'Fire From The Sky' is not a concept album by any means but a few common themes do link these songs together. These days, the world seems to be spiraling out of control into a frantic state of confusion, corruption and chaos. It's as if we are living under the shadow of an impending apocalypse. The songs on this album were inspired by this chaos and the struggle to find answers in these dark days."

Pre-order bundles are available today in five different configurations offering a variety of items including music, t-shirts and limited edition band merch. All pre-order bundles include a poster, and both a physical copy and digital download of Fire From The Sky. Special bundles offer a selection of different bands t-shirts and a limited edition Shadows Fall flag. Pre-order bundles are available for purchase HERE.

The album artwork for Fire From The Sky was revealed exclusively on RevolverMag.com earlier this week - view HERE.

Shadows Fall will play 2 shows in Mexico with Anthrax before hitting the road as direct support to Fear Factory this spring. The band will also headline a string of dates. (full tour dates below).

Formed in 1996, Shadows Fall emerged from Springfield, Massachusetts in 1996 as a D.I.Y. band that ultimately found legions of fans, worldwide fame, Grammy nominations, and rock radio success. The band has released six studio albums, two DVDs, a collection of B-sides and one Greatest Hits compilation, selling over 770,000 to date and has had music featured on the hugely popular video game series Guitar Hero. With the band's sound often described as having an unmistakable, seamless blend of metal and hard rock, Shadows Fall has grown to help define the very essence of modern aggressive music, showcasing their distinctive mix of bone-splintering aggression and melodic nuance. Shadows Fall has toured extensively with such bands as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil, Trivium, Dragonforce, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Lamb Of God.

Shadows Fall Fire From The Sky - 5.15.12

1. The Unknown

2. Divide And Conquer

3. Weight Of The World

4. Nothing Remains

5. Fire From The Sky

6. Save Your Soul

7. Blind Faith

8. Lost Within

9. Walk The Edge

10. The Wasteland

High Res Artwork Available Here: www.razorandtiepublicity.com

Shadows Fall Tour Dates

April 17 - Monterrey, Mexico - Banamex Auditorium (w/Anthrax)

April 18 - Granjas Mexico, Mexico - Jose Cuervo Salon (w/Anthrax)

April 26 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In *

April 27 - Little Rock, AR - Downtown *

April 28 - Shreveport, LA - Riverside Warehouse *

May 1 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live +

May 2 - Dallas, TX - Trees +

May 3 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar +

May 5 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater +

May 6 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room +

May 7 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade +

May 9 - Winston Salem, NC - Ziggy's +

May 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Artist +

May 11 - Hampton, NH - Wally's Pub +

May 12 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar +

May 13 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater +

May 15 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom +

May 16 - McGuffy's House Of Rock - Dayton OH +

May 17 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge +

May 19 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall +

May 21 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades +

May 22 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Center +

May 23 - Santa Ana, CA - Yost Theater +

May 25 - Las Vegas, NV - The Aruba *

May 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto *

May 27 - El Paso, TX - House of Rock *

May 29 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's *

June 2 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern *

June 3 - The V Club - Huntington, WV *

+w/Fear Factory

*Headlining Dates

SHADOWS FALL LINKS

www.shadowsfall.com

http://www.facebook.com/shadowsfall

www.myspace.com/shadowsfall

www.twitter.com/shadowsfallband

March 26, 2012

Joe Jackson To Release Duke Ellington Tribute Album, The Duke Out June 26th on Razor & Tie

"I revere Duke Ellington, but I didn't want this to be a reverent album," Joe Jackson says of The Duke, his new tribute to American jazz giant Ellington.

True to Jackson's word, The Duke is a decidedly unconventional salute to Ellington, demonstrating the timeless brilliance of his classic compositions while showcasing Jackson's sublime skills as an arranger, instrumentalist and vocal interpreter. Although it's only the second time he's recorded an album not comprised of his own compositions, The Duke is nonetheless a deeply personal project for Jackson, whose longstanding affinity for Ellington's pioneering spirit has served as a key inspiration throughout his own three-decades-plus career.

The Duke finds the iconoclastic English singer/composer/arranger/keyboardist and five-time Grammy nominee interpreting 15 Ellington classics over the course of ten tracks, interspersing melodic and rhythmic elements of various compositions in a manner that's consistent with Ellington's own freewheeling approach. Rather than emulating the songs' original big-band settings, Jackson filters the material through his own musical imagination while exploring an assortment of unexpected grooves and textures. The resulting album is a seamless fusion of sounds and styles, whose abundant sense of playfulness is consistent with Ellington's boundary-breaking attitude.

"Ellington didn't consider his own arrangements to be sacred," Jackson notes. "He constantly reworked them, sometimes quite radically. So I think my approach is in the spirit of the man himself."

Jackson's distinctive voice is featured on I'm Beginning To See The Light, Mood Indigo, and I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), while It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) finds him trading vocals with punk icon Iggy Pop. R&B diva Sharon Jones, meanwhile, shines with a soulful I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues. In keeping with Ellington's multiculturalism, Jackson also encouraged Iranian singer Sussan Deyhim to perform a soaring Caravan in Farsi, and Lilian Vieira, of the Brazilian/Dutch collective Zuco 103, to create a sunny, sexy Portuguese version of Perdido.

The album's striking mix of electronic and organic textures is especially evident on instrumentals like Isfahan, Rockin' In Rhythm, The Mooche, and Black and Tan Fantasy. The musicians include two contemporary jazz stars, violinist Regina Carter and bassist Christian McBride; rock guitar hero Steve Vai; drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson and other members of The Roots; and two of Jackson's old associates, guitarist Vinnie Zummo and percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos. The album was recorded and mixed by the legendary Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Sting, Bob Dylan).

Though The Duke is a tribute album, it's also very much a Joe Jackson album, consistent with his long-standing sense of musical adventure.

"When I started this", Jackson says, "It felt a little daunting - like, how am I gonna pull this off? But it started to pick up momentum, and took on a life of its own. I got to work with people I never thought I'd be able to get, and they were all extremely enthusiastic and supportive of the project. It all came together in a way that surpassed my expectations. And it's been a hell of a lot of fun."

THE SWORD SIGN NEW WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

THE SWORD SIGN NEW WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

(New York, NY) - The Sword has signed a new, multi-album worldwide deal with New York City based label, Razor & Tie. After releasing three critically acclaimed albums on Kemado Records, the Austin TX based quartet featuring guitarist/vocalist J.D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and new drummer Santiago "Jimmy" Vela III will commence recording their fourth album in late June with a projected release date of fall 2012.

The new studio album will be supported by extensive global touring that will stretch well into 2013.

As previously announced, The Sword will be appearing at Metallica's Orion Music and Arts Festival in Atlantic City, NJ on July 23-24, 2012.

John Franck, SVP of Marketing for Razor & Tie comments, "We're delighted to welcome The Sword to Razor & Tie. They're a special band and unique signing for us. We're looking forward to making an incredible record together and continuing to grow the band's brand on a global level."

The Sword is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie's expanding roster that includes such artists as All That Remains, For Today, P.O.D., Norma Jean, I Am War, Nonpoint, Saves the Day, Shadows Fall, Chelsea Grin, and more to be announced soon. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

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March 21, 2012

CLOSE TO HOME ANNOUNCE FIRST U.S. TOUR FOR 2012

CLOSE TO HOME ANNOUNCE FIRST U.S. TOUR FOR 2012

Co-Headliner With Ice Nine Kill
New Album Expected For 2012

(New York, NY) - Post Hard-core rockers Close to Home (CTH) announce their first U.S. tour of 2012. The band will head out this Spring and will co-headline with Ice Nine Kill with support by For All I Am and One Year Later. The tour will make stops throughout the Midwest and West Coast (full tour dates below). Close to Home have been working on their upcoming new album to be released this year through Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie. The album was recorded with engineer and producer Andrew Wade (A Day to Remember, The Word Alive).

CTH guitarist Josh Wells adds, "After being in the studio for two months we are all super excited to get back out on the road. I can't wait to show people how awesome some of these new songs are live, and how much Andrew killing it vocally."

Cincinnati based Close to Home formed in 2005 with a shared passion and dream. Calling themselves Close to Home, which reflected their desire to write about real issues that affect every day life (and also happened to be a Get Up Kids song that Wells loved). The original line up was put to the test as they suffered a tragic loss in 2006 when bassist Brad Andress passed from his battle with Cancer. In late 2011 lead vocalist Nick Stiens departed the band. The current line up is Andrew DeNeef (Vocals), Josh Wells (Guitar), JJ Cooper (Guitar), Derek Foust (Bass) and Travis Hartman (Drums). CTH has released three studio EPs, one live EP and two full length albums to date - One Chance, One Time EP (Self-released, 2006), Standby EP (Self-released, April, 2008), Let It Be Known EP (Self-released, October, 2009). The band's live EP, Legends Live On was self released in 2008 and was the last live show that bassist Brad Andress played before his death. In 2010 CTH signed with Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie and in 2011 released their first full length label album, Never Back Down. The album was produced by Tom Denney (formerly of A Day To Remember) and co-producer Eric Tuffendsam. The album combined elements of heavy post-hardcore and metalcore with pop punk, leading to a melodic hardcore sound. Close to Home has toured across the United States with bands such as Silverstein, Dance Gavin Dance, I Set My Friends On Fire, In Fear and Faith and We Came as Romans as well as on The Vans Warped Tour.

CLOSE TO HOME U.S. TOUR DATES

(co-headline with Ice Nine Kill with support by For All I Am and One Year Later)

April 29 - Dayton, OH - The Attic Club

April 30 - Indianapolis, IN - The Emerson Theater

May 1 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews

May 2 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground

May 4 - Ogden, UT - Mojo's Ogeden

May 5 - Boise, ID - TBA

May 6 - Spokane, WA - TBA

May 7 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7

May8 - Bend, OR - TBA

May 9 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk

May 10 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction

May 11 - Las Vegas, NV - The Sanctuary

May 12 - Mesa, AZ - The Underground

May 14 - El Paso, TX - Lips Lounge

May 15 - San Antonio, TX - The Ten Eleven

May 16 - Fort Worth, TX - Tomcats

May 17 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory

May 20 - Beckley, WV - Dry Hill Community Center


LINKS:

www.myspace.com/cth

www.facebook.com/OfficialCloseToHome

www.twitter.com/wearecth


March 12, 2012

DEE SNIDER GIVES HIS REGARDS TO BROADWAY AND KICKS ITS ASS! UNIQUE NEW ALBUM PROJECT, DEE DOES BROA

DEE SNIDER GIVES HIS REGARDS TO BROADWAY AND KICKS ITS ASS!

UNIQUE NEW ALBUM PROJECT, DEE DOES BROADWAY, SET TO DEBUT ON MAY 8TH 2012

Album Features Special Performances/Collaborations With Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken, Stars Of The Broadway Musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert And More

SNIDER TO ALSO RELEASE SHUT UP AND GIVE ME THE MIC HIS
FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY SIMULTANEOUSLY VIA GALLERY BOOKS
ON MAY 8TH

Listen To the Track "Cabaret" from Dee Does Broadway HERE

(New York, NY) - Dee Snider, the unmistakable front-man of the rock band Twisted Sister, will release his new studio album Dee Does Broadway on May 8th on Razor & Tie. The album features Dee's powerful voice and theatrical persona as he exudes his rock 'n' roll take on several Broadway classics. The new album will coincide with the release of his first ever autobiography, Shut Up and Give Me The Mic (Gallery Books) on May 8th.

Dee Does Broadway
Dee Does Broadway features several special guest stars, including Broadway and television icon Bebe Neuwirth on the Damn Yankees song "Whatever Lola Wants," Broadway legend ,Patti LuPone on a West Side Story Medley "Tonight/Somewhere," pop icon Cyndi Lauper on Sweet Charity's "Big Spender," Clay Aiken of American Idol on the Guys and Dolls classic "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," the stars of the Broadway hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, and Nick Adams) on South Pacific's "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame," Mark Wood of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra playing violin on the Phantom of the Opera ballad "Music Of The Night," as well a special rendition of "The Joint Is Jumpin" from Ain't Misbehavin' with Dee's oldest son, Jesse Blaze Snider. Songs are also featured from classic Broadway shows including Cabaret, Chicago, The Threepenny Opera, Anything Goes, and Sweeney Todd.

Dee Does Broadway was spawned from a number of voicemails exchanged featuring "Broadway Tunes" sung as messages between Dee Snider and Alice Cooper in 2009 and Dee's 2010 Broadway run in the Broadway rock musical Rock of Ages. Inspired to take this musical journey, the classically trained countertenor (who sang with his high school choir and always loud as hell) Snider enlisted producers Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen (whom Dee worked with on the metalized Frank Sinatra tribute called Sin-atra). The album was mixed by the legendary Ric Wake and Gustavo Celis, and features the incredible orchestrations and playing by the renowned composer/arranger Doug Katsaros and the bass guitar playing of one of rock's prolific players, the legendary Rudy Sarzo.The amazing guitar and drum work was all by co-producers Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen.

Dee Snider explains the process, "Over the past year I have worked closely with my team and collaborators picking from decades of musical hits with only two rules: The song had to speak to me as a singer on some level, and it could not be a rock song to begin with. No Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Hair, Rent, Rocky Horror, etc. What would be the challenge in that?" He continues, "There are many who think doing an album of rocked out show tunes is pure insanity on my part. Apparently, they haven't seen any photos of me from the 70's and 80's. Could I have been in a more theatrical band? Ever since I was a kid, I'd heard the real power inherent in a lot of songs from musicals and this record gives me the chance to show it."

Never straying from his rock roots, Dee Snider puts his own unique spin on musical favorites...It may not be metal...but it definitely rocks!

Listen To the Track "Cabaret" from Dee Does Broadway HERE

Dee Does Broadway Track List:
1. Cabaret

2. The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd

3. Big Spender (with Cyndi Lauper)

4. Mack the Knife

5. Whatever Lola Wants (with Bebe Neuwirth)

6. Music Of The Night (with guest violinist Mark Wood)

7. The Joint Is Jumpin' (with Jesse Blaze Snider)

8. Luck Be A Lady (with Clay Aiken)

9. I Get A Kick Out Of You

10. There Is Nothin' Like A Dame (with the stars of "Priscilla Queen of the Desert: Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams)

11. Razzle Dazzle

12. Tonight/Somewhere (with Patti LuPone)

Shut Up And Give Me The Mic (Gallery Books)
Filled with entertaining anecdotes and candid confessions, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic takes you through the good times and bad with a heavy metal star who worked as hard as he played, and who did it all for his wife, four kids, and millions of fans. As lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider became the poster boy for heavy metal, hair bands, and the wild side of rock. Now, in his twisted new memoir, he reveals the real stories behind the crazy makeup, the big hair, and badass hits like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." In his journey from every parent's worst teenage nightmare to Renaissance man, Dee avoided the usual pitfalls associated with rock stars. But that didn't stop Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center from targeting him-a fight that led him to testify before Congress with Frank Zappa. He may have been slapped with a Parental Advisory warning label, but, through it all, Snider stayed positive and focused on being the best he could be.

Shut Up And Give Me The Mic - Book Signings
May 7: Ridgewood, NJ - Bookends 7 pm

May 8: Huntington, NY - Book Revue 7 pm

May 9: Mendham, NJ - Mendham Books 7 pm

May 10: Madison, CT - R.J. Julia 7 pm

May 11: Philadelphia, PA - Barnes & Noble 6 pm

May 12: Detroit, MI - Barnes & Noble 4 pm

May 14: Skoki, IL - Barnes & Noble 7 pm

*May 15: Kansas City, MO - Unity Temple on the Plaza 7 pm

May 16: Norma, OK - Hastings 7 pm

May 17: Tucson, AZ - Barnes & Noble 7 pm

May 18: Tempe, AZ - Changing Hands Bookstore 7 pm

Dee Snider is best known as the lead vocalist and front man for legendary rock/metal band Twisted Sister. The band have released six studio albums, six live albums and their hugely successful 2006 holiday record, A Twisted Christmas (Razor & Tie). 1984's Stay Hungry produced the classic singles "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." Snider has also previously released one solo album, 2000's Don't Let the Bastards Wear You Down. Dee Snider has been a mainstay in pop culture, appearing as a commentator on several VH1 productions, as well as his own A&E reality show "Growing Up Twisted," ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap," and as a contestant on the latest season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." Snider also starred as Dennis Dupree in a three month run in the Broadway hit "Rock Of Ages." Dee also has his own nationally syndicated radio show House Of Hair, which airs on more than 200 stations in North America.

LINKS:
www.deesnider.com
www.houseofhaironline.com

P.O.D. ANNOUNCE FIRST U.S. TOUR FOR 2012 New Studio Album To Be Released This Summer Additional Rad

P.O.D. ANNOUNCE FIRST U.S. TOUR FOR 2012

New Studio Album To Be Released This Summer
Additional Radio Shows Confirmed This Spring

(New York, NY) - P.O.D. have announced their first U.S. tour of 2012. The band will head out this Spring and Summer for a series of high profile radio shows and festivals and will co-headline a tour with RED with support by Love and Death featuring Brian Head Welch and Icon For Hire. The tour will make stops throughout the Midwest and East Coast (full tour dates below). Buy tickets http://payableondeath.com/tour>HERE (http://payableondeath.com/tour).

P.O.D. have just wrapped work on their upcoming full-length album to be released this summer via Razor & Tie. The new record will see the band reunited with long-time producer Howard Benson who also produced the band’s massive Satellite album alongside major hit albums for 3 Doors Down, Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, All American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance.

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in 1992 has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, a series of chart topping radio hits, and an unprecedented four #1 MTV videos. With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D. has released seven studio albums, received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks, and toured the world over many times. With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success - the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the hit singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation," pushing it to go triple platinum. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels.

P.O.D. INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES
April 6 - Toowoomba, Australia - Easterfest Queens Park
April 8 - Albany, Australia - Strawberry Jam Music Festival
April 10 - Wellington, New Zealand - Wellington Town Hall (co-headline with Rapture Ruckus)
April 11 - Auckland, New Zealand - Logan
Campbell Centre (co-headline with Rapture Ruckus)

P.O.D. U.S. TOUR DATES
April 28 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum - 98Rockfest *
April 29 - Jacksonville, FL - Metropolitan Park - Welcome To Rockville*
April 30 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen+
May 3 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Altar Bar 9 +
May 4 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live�" Lunatic Luau *
May 5 - Rockingham, NC - Rockingham Speedway *
May 6 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live ^ (radio show)
May 8 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club^
May 9 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance^
May 11 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero @ The Streeters Center+
May 12 - Libertyville, IL - Austin’s Fuel Room ^
May 13 - Boone, IA - Central Iowa Expo - Lazerfest 2012*
May 16 - Milwaukee, MI - The Rave^
May 17 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop Concert Lounge^
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock On The Range*
May 20 - Maryland Heights, MD - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - KPNT Radio Show *
May 22 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel^
May 23 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom^
May 24 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatere ^
May 25 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma*
May 27 - El Paso, TX - 27th Annual KLAQ Balloon Festival at Wet & Wild Waterworld*
August 2 - Midland, TX - Rock The Desert*
November 27 - December 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL -ShipRocked 2012

*P.O.D. on festival +P.O.D. Headline support from Love and Death featuring Brian Head Welch and Icon For Hire ^ P.O.D. and RED Co-Headline support from Love and Death featuring Brian Head Welch and Icon For Hire

LINKS
http://payableondeath.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PayableOnDeathPOD
http://www.myspace.com/payableondeath
http://www.youtube.com/thepodchannel
https://twitter.com/#!/pod1904

March 06, 2012

For Today's First Single "Fearless" Available For Sale Now On iTunes

FOR TODAY'S FIRST SINGLE "FEARLESS" AVAILABLE FOR SALE NOW ON iTUNES

New Album "Immortal" Set For Release On May 29th

Preorder Bundles For "Immortal" Now Available; Nationwide Headlining Tour Kicks Off March 9th

(New York, NY) - For Today's new single "Fearless" off their upcoming studio album, Immortal, is available at iTunes today. "Fearless" is currently in the Top 5 on the iTunes Rock Chart. Immortal (Razor & Tie) is set for release on May 29th and features 11 new tracks produced by Will Putney (Lamb Of God, Suicide Silence). Putney previously worked on For Today's Breaker, the band's 2010 release.

A lyric video for "Fearless" is also available today - view HERE.

For Today will hit the road on a nationwide headlining "Fight The Silence Tour" presented by HK Army and Substream Magazine. The tour kicks off March 9th in Nashville, TN and will make stops throughout the country including the Never Say Never Fest and New England Metal & Hardcore Festival before concluding on April 22nd (tour dates below). For Today will also play at SXSW at the Pantheon Agency Showcase. The tour features additional support from A Skylit Drive, Stick To Your Guns, MyChildren MyBride and Make Me Famous. For Today is also confirmed for the entire run of the 2012 Van's Warped Tour.

Preorder bundles are available today at ForTodayBand.com in 10 different configurations offering a variety of different items. All preorder bundles include a poster, digital download of Immortal and an instant download of "Fearless." The bundles offer a series of different band merch options including t-shirts, hoodies, as well as a limited edition watch. Immortal will also be released on vinyl, which is available in several of the preorder packages. The first 250 vinyl orders will receive the album on a limited color grey marble color, while all later purchases will be a standard white copy.

For Today is a Christian metalcore band that will release their fourth full-length album and first for Razor & Tie this Spring 2012. They are currently working with producer Will Putney (Lamb Of God, Suicide Silence) previously worked on For Today's Breaker, their 2010 release. The band recently confirmed the Van's Warped tour for this summer and are kicking off 2012 with the nationwide headlining "Fight The Silence Tour" presented by HK Army and Substream Magazine this March hitting the Never Say Never Fest, SXSW and New England Metal & Hardcore. For Today is currently on the cover of Substream Magazine's March issue - view HERE. For Today formed in 2005 and has since released one EP and three full-length albums. The hardcore-influenced metal band is known for their non-stop touring, high energy live performance, and unrelenting message. Having played over 1000 shows in five continents, For Today has toured with Emmure, We Came As Romans, Winds of Plague, The Devil Wears Prada. The band headlined the Scream The Prayer Tour 2010 with Maylene and The Sons of Disaster and also was on the Motel 6 Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour with We Came As Romans this past year. To date, For Today has sold over 70,000 albums in North America. As forthcoming about their faith as they are about their musical prowess, For Today have become widely known as one of modern metal's most technically proficient bands. For Today is Mattie Montgomery (lead vocals), Ryan Leitru (lead guitar, vocals), Brandon Leitru (bass), Michael Reynolds (rhythm guitar), and David Morrison (drums, percussion).

For Today Immortal 5.22.12
1. The King
2. Fearless
3. Stand Defiant
4. Immortal
5. The Call
6. Foundation
7. Open Eyes
8. Under God
9. Set Apart
10. The Only Name
11. My Confession



For Today Headline Tour Dates
3/9 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
3/10 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
3/11 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
3/12 Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Hall
3/14 Mission, TX @ Never Say Never Festival
3/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/17 Dallas, TX @ South By So What Festival
3/20 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3/21 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/23 Simi Valley, CA @ 118 West
3/24 San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/25 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/28 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
3/29 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/31 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
4/1 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
4/3 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
4/4 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
4/5 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
4/6 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
4/8 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
4/11 Toronto, ON @ Annex Wreckroom
4/12 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
4/13 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/14 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
4/15 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/17 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
4/18 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
4/19 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
4/20 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
4/22 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest

2012 VANS WARPED TOUR
Dates HERE

LINKS
http://www.fortodayband.com
http://www.facebook.com/ForToday
http://www.twitter.com/ForTodayBand
http://www.youtube.com/ForToday
http://razorandtiepublicity.com/artistpage.php?artist=242

March 05, 2012

Adestria's New Album - Chapters - Out On March 26th; Pre-Order Available NOW

ADESTRIA'S NEW ALBUM CHAPTERS OUT ON MARCH 26TH
Band To Tour With In Fear and Faith This Spring

Preorders Available Now

(New York, NY) - Adestria's debut full-length album, Chapters, will be released on March 26th via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie though fans can preorder the album now in a variety of bundles HERE. HailsAndHorns.com recently revealed the teaser created for Chapters, produced by Nick Sampson (In Fear and Faith) which can be viewed HERE. Fans can also view a lyric video for "Scarlett Letter" featuring Scott Barnes of In Fear and Faith HERE.

Chapters features not only the band's blend of heaviness and melody, but their dedication to honest storytelling and an authentic presentation of who they are that truly sets Adestria apart from the pack. The album also features guest vocals from Davey Muise of Vanna, Scott Barnes of In Fear & Faith, and Tyler "Telle" Smith of The World Alive.

Adestria is confirmed to hit the road this spring with In Fear and Faith. The tour kicks off in Ogden, Utah on April 13th and makes stops throughout the country before concluding in Joliet, Illinois on May 10th.

Adestria have already begun making a name for themselves in the metalcore world. Alternative Press Magazine selected Adestria as the #5 Unsigned Band prior to their signing with Artery Recordings. The young band (ages 18-21 years) have also already toured extensively, including stints with new label mates Vanna and Close To Home as well as with bands In Fear and Faith and A Loss For Words. Adestria is Matthew Alan Anderson (vocals), Christopher Ray Hardison (bass), Michael Jason Yanez (drums), Russell George Klein Jr. (guitar), Brian Kimble Stump (guitar) and Michael Anthony Colasardo (keys).

Artery Recordings is the label home to The Artery Foundation and an imprint of independent label Razor & Tie, whose roster now includes Chelsea Grin, Vanna, Attila, I Declare War, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Close To Home, The Crimson Armada and Casino Madrid. A management company since 2004, The Artery Foundation has a knack for finding diamonds in the rough and nurturing them into worldwide prominence. Some of their recent artists flooding the Billboard charts have included Top 40 releases with The Devil Wears Prada and Attack Attack!, Top 100 releases with Alesana and Breath Carolina and additional artists such as Asking Alexandria, Jonny Craig and Dance Gavin Dance.

Adestria Chapters- March 26th 2012

1. Compromised

2. 1984

3. Whiskey For the Soul (feat. Tyler "Telle" Smith of The World Alive)

4. The Odyssey

5. Outsiders (feat. Davey Muise of Vanna)

6. Defy The Stars

7. More Than You Know

8. The Masquerade

9. This Ship, A Coffin

10. Scarlett Letter (feat. Scott Barnes of In Fear & Faith)

TOUR DATES

April 13 - Ogden, UT - Mojoes Ogden

April 14 - Boise, ID - The Venue

April 15 - Spokane, WA - A Club

April 17 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon

April 18 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater

April 19 - Walnut Creek, CA - Red House

April 21 - San Diego, CA - Soma

April 22 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction

April 24 - Tempe, AZ - The Underground

April 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad

April 27 - Lubbock, TX - Jakes

April 28 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit

April 29 - Dallas, TX - The Door

April 30 - Metairie, LA - The Cypress

May 2 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum

May 3 - West Palm Beach, FL - The Speakeasy

May 4 - Jacksonville, FL - The Pit

May 5 - Douglasville, GA - 7 Venue

May 8 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys

May 9 - Toledo, OH - Frankies

May 10 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes

*with In Fear and Faith, For All Those Sleeping, Dream On Dreamer and Casino Madrid

LINKS:
www.facebook.com/adestriamusic

www.twitter.com/adestriaband