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by Kristi Lee // Friday, August 31, 2007 // News // 0 Comments

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The Confession, championed by Alternative Press as one of "100 Bands You Need To Know in 2007" pounded audiences this summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Blazing through tracks from their debut CD entitled Requiem, produced by Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows, the Dana Point, California band is now readying themselves to hit the road this Fall on the Tour of Duty with metal juggernaut Megadeth.

This month The Confession will film the video for "Dance with the Devil" in NYC with director Kevin Custer (Beneath the Massacre, The Destro, Subzero) and executive producer Darren Doane (Pennywise, Deftones, Underoath). Director Kevin Custer describes the video for "Dance with the Devil" as "raw and dirty and packed with a serious punch. The video unfolds with a young and innocent girl who unwittingly finds herself befriending a menacing host (the Devil) who takes her on a dark and sinister journey through a sensual underworld. Throughout the video The Confession will deliver a hard and explosive performance that will absolutely destroy."

Catch The Confession On Tour:

9/6 - Bend, OR @ Domino Room (Midtown Music Hall) w/ In This Moment
9/7 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre w/ Megadeth
9/8 - Spokane, WA @ The Big Easy w/ Megadeth
9/9 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre w/ Megadeth
9/11 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield w/ Megadeth
9/12 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim w/ Megadeth
9/14 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues w/ Megadeth
9/16 - Denver, CO @ Ogden w/ Megadeth
9/17 - Salina, KS @ The Blue Goat w/ In This Mome
9/18 - Sauget, IL @ Pops w/ Megadeth
9/19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club w/ Megadeth
9/21 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room w/ Megadeth
9/22 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall w/ Megadeth
9/23 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ Megadeth
9/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's w/ In This Moment
9/25 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Megadeth
9/26 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Megadeth
9/28 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Strand Theater w/ Megadeth
9/29 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Casino w/ Megadeth
9/30 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Megadeth
10/1 - Richmond, VA @ Toad's Place w/ Megadeth
10/3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution w/ Megadeth
10/4 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues w/ Megadeth
10/5 - Myrtle Beach, FL @ House of Blues w/ Megadeth
10/6 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva w/ Megadeth

[via Earshot Media]

by Kristi Lee // Thursday, August 30, 2007 // News // 0 Comments

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Amy Winehouse has officially canceled upcoming performances including her appearance at Austin City Limits and MTV's VMAs. Winehouse continues to fight her drug addiction out of rehab, and will soon find out if she has won this year's Nationwide Mercury Prize.

[via Gigwise]

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, August 28, 2007 // News // 0 Comments

Independent rock label Equal Vision Records has signed Fred Mascherino of Taking Back Sunday's side project, The Color Fred, and will release his first studio album, Bend To Break, on October 30th.

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Before joining Taking Back Sunday as lead guitarist and co-vocalist, Mascherino and his former band Breaking Pangaea released their Phoenix EP through Equal Vision in May of 2003, and have continued their artist/label relationship ever since.

"I've been a fan of what EVR has been doing for a long time. From Saves The Day to Coheed and Cambria to Circa Survive, I feel like there's always a certain integrity to the records they put out," says Mascherino.

Equal Vision's label manager Dan Sandshaw continues the mutual sentiment saying, "I have always loved Fred as a person and respected him as a musician. I really like how Fred's songwriting has evolved over the years, and I can't wait to see what he does next."

Fred once again chose to work with producer Lou Giordano (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Lemonheads) to record Bend To Break, whom he met during the sessions for Taking Back Sunday's gold-selling album, Where You Want To Be.

Bend To Break was completed last month at Millbrook Sound Studios in the peaceful mountains of upstate New York.

"Millbrook is two hours from everywhere," explains Masherino. "It was the perfect place to get away and focus on just the record and nothing else. It was one of the best experiences of my life."

Bend To Break will be available in stores everywhere on Tuesday, October 30th. Expect The Color Fred to be touring in the months leading up to the release.

Hear a new song from Bend To Break called "If I Surrender" at The Color Fred MySpace Page.

Links

* TheColorFred.com
* MySpace.com/TheColorFred

[via EqualVision]

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, August 28, 2007 // News // 0 Comments

A major standout from this summer's stellar Van's Warped Tour is Arizona's Blessthefall. Their incendiary set, which included their own "wall of death" mosh pit that drove audiences into a complete frenzy, won over new fans on a daily basis, leaving them a sweaty, exhausted mess.

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Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman recently said, "Blessthefall are one of the rising stars of this year's tour. Their crowds increased every single day."
As the band's profile skyrocketed over the summer, fans voted them into the top spot in the Energizer "Demand It" contest in Phoenix, Virginia Beach and Montreal, earning Blessthefall longer sets in each city. Stalwarts of the Smartpunk stage, this summer saw the debut of their "Guys Like You Make Us Look Bad" video, enjoying a solid two-month run on MTV's "Headbangers Ball" and Fuse's "Uranium."

The Myspace "Featured Artist" in April, the band's stats have risen through the roof lately with nearly 1 million plays of their video; their current friend count is nearly at 105,000 with over 2 million profile views. Indeed Blessthefall is poised to build on their Warped Tour momentum as they prepare to hit the road this fall with Escape the Fate, before joining Silverstein overseas at the end of the year.

Watch Blessthefall's action-packed, mesmerizing "Wall of Death" video clip at

What others are saying about Blessthefall:

"...strangulated, larynx-mincing howls, pulse-quickening guitar leads, double-bass drumming that sounds like a herd of buffalo stampeding through your living space-but Blessthefall's emphasis on real songwriting and tight hooks give their music a melodic edge."- Revolver

"Blessthefall come storming out of the Arizona desert...part As I Lay Dying heaviness, part Underoath accessibility.."- Metal Edge

"An epic wall of sound..."- HM

"...powerful and potent tracks that convey a young band as capable as their more established counterparts..."- Synthesis

BLESSTHEFALL TOUR DATES WITH ESCAPE THE FATE

Sept 13 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
Sept 14 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Sept 15 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
Sept 16 - El Paso, TX @ Chic's
Sept 17 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Sept 18 - Houston, TX @ Meridian Room
Sept 20 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Sept 21 - Miami, FL @ Studio A
Sept 22 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sept 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Sept 26 - Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
Sept 27 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Sept 28 - South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
Sept 29 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Sept 30 - Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Upstairs
Oct 1 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
Oct 2 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 3 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Oct 4 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Oct 5 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
Oct 6 - St. Louis, MS @ Creepy Crawl
Oct 8 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Oct 9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
Oct 14 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
Oct 15- San Diego, CA @ Soma
Nov 4 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Saints and Sinners Festival featuring Glassjaw, Silverstein, Between the Buried and Me, Misery Signals

European tour with Silverstein kicks off November 16.

[via Earshot Media]