AFFIANCE US Tour with Killswitch Engage & As I Lay Dying

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Cleveland’s AFFIANCE will tour the US with Killswitch EngageAs I Lay Dying, and Miss May I from May 30 to July 8! This will be the first time Affiance has hit most of these cities since their new album “The Campaign” was released. All dates below!
The new Affiance album “The Campaign” has had a successful first few weeks! Some great sales numbers have charted them at #7 Heatseekers, #7 Top New Artist, #37 Top Hard Albums, and #53 Top Indie Albums. Singer Dennis Tvrdik commented, “We are absolutely stoked that we charted on Billboard! Our fans are insanely supportive and believe in us not only as a band but as people. Thank you to everyone who bought The Campaign. We are forever grateful!”
Affiance will hit the UK for the first time this May with Dance Gavin Dance and Closure In Moscow! The tour will kick off May 7 and run through May 19 and the band couldn’t be more excited to finally play for all their UK fans.  See all dates below.
Dennis Tvrdik commented on the new album (Produced by Carson Slovak at Atrium Audio who has recently finished records for August Burns RedTexas In July), “The Campaign is multiple levels above No Secret Revealed in every area. The vocals, the drums, the guitars, the recording quality, the song structure, the variety… We couldn’t be happier or more confident with a sophomore album. It almost feels like we skipped a release between the two albums! There is not a doubt in my mind that this will be a game changer for us and will open many doors to opportunities otherwise closed off from us.”
The band has recently been featured in Hails And Horns Magazine and Outburn Magazine and more, and recently appeared AS A CARTOON (yes, a cartoon) in a new interview with South Africa’s MK Ondergrond! The interview appeared on national SA television but can be seen on YouTube along with recent interviews with In Flames and The Used.  Singer Dennis Tvrdik talks about their hometown of Cleveland, the metal and hardcore scenes, touring, music videos, and more.
Affiance have recently wrapped up US tours with Memphis May Fire, Close Your Eyes, Serianna, Modern Day Escape, The Color Morale, Stray From The Path, Vanna, This Or The Apocalypse and Deception Of A Ghost.
Affiance w/ Dance Gavin Dance, Closure In Moscow:
7/5/13 – Sub 89 – Reading, UK
8/5/13 – The Peel – Kingston, UK
9/5/13 – The Haunt – Brighton, UK
10/5/13 – White Rabbit – Plymouth, UK
11/5/13 – Takedown Festival – Southampton, UK
12/5/13 – Hobo’s – Bridgend, UK
13/5/13 – The Vault – Rugby, UK
14/5/13 – Nq Live – Manchester, UK
16/5/13 – The Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK
17/5/13 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
18/5/13 – The Garage – London, UK
19/5/13 – The Westcoast Bar – Margate, UK
Affiance w/ Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Miss May I:
Thu/May-30 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Fri/May-31 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Sat/Jun-01 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Mon/Jun-03 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
Tue/Jun-04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Thu/Jun-06 Richmond, VA @ The National
Fri/Jun-07 Syracuse, NY @ F Shed at the Market
Sat/Jun-08 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sun/Jun-09 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Tue/Jun-11 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Wed/Jun-12 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring
Sat/Jun-15 Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
Sun/Jun-16 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Mon/Jun-17 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Tue/Jun-18 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
Thu/Jun-20 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Fri/Jun-21 Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
Sat/Jun-22 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Sun/Jun-23 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Tue/Jun-25 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Thu/Jun-27 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Fri/Jun-28 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Sat/Jun-29 Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
Mon/Jul-01 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
Tue/Jul-02 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Wed/Jul-03 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
Fri/Jul-05 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sat/Jul-06 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Sun/Jul-07 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Mon/Jul-08 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Affiance Music Videos:
• “Kings Of Deceit” from “The Campaign” (2012)
• “The Cynic” from “The Campaign” (2012)
• “Call To The Warrior” from “No Secret Revealed” (2010)
• “Nostra Culpa” from “No Secret Revealed” (2010)

HEART IN HAND Announce Almost There North American Street Date; Post Cover Art and Tracklisting

UK melodic hardcore outfit, HEART IN HAND, have announced a May 14th release date for their album, Almost There. The album is quite simply a masterclass in how to create a truly engaging hardcore record. With soaring peaks and bitter lows, the album incinerates the listener before embracing them again with a wave of melody. Featuring guest vocals from Mallory Knox and Bury Tomorrow, Almost There is an epic, sprawling release that will make HEART IN HAND mark on the global market.

HEART IN HAND

Almost There

Official Tracklisting

 

1.       Proposal

2.       Almost There

3.       Home/Sick

4.       Vows

5.       Sleeping Alone

6.       Cuts and Bruises (feat. James Leatherbarrow of Death Of An Artist)

7.       Maybe (feat. Mikey Chapman/Sam Douglas of Mallory Knox)

8.       Old Tattoos

9.       Life Goes On…

10.   Broken Lights (feat. Dani Winter Bates of Bury Tomorrow)

11.   Our Atlantic

12.   Direction

13.   The Latter

 

Having formed in late 2008, HEART IN HAND undoubtedly have their own signature brand of Melodic Hardcore, and the world is starting to notice. Combining ferocious and dynamic heaviness with majestically layered soundscapes to startling effect.  HEART IN HAND has toured with artists such as Miss May I, Bleed From Within, Texas In July, For The Fallen Dreams, Dead Swans, Carpathian and Gallows to name a few.

 

HEART IN HAND Lineup

Charlie Holmes – Vocals

Ollie Wilson – Guitar

Ed Hartwell – Guitar

Carl Martin – Bass

Sam Brennan – Drums

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/heartinhandukmh

AP Tour 2012 Stops in Pittsburgh at The Altar Bar

The Alternative Press Tour has become a metalcore/alt-punk tradition since 2007 and has birthed the careers of many a band who needed just that little bit of exposure to the masses to gain new audiences and recognition. The lineup for 2012 was filled with talent that has risen among the ranks: Miss May I, The Ghost Inside, Like Moths to Flames, The Amity Affliction, and Glass Cloud filled out a packed roster. Last Tuesday, November 20, the tour stopped in Pittsburgh at The Altar Bar in The Strip District to continue the tradition.
All the bands put on stellar performances for a crowd that was waiting at the door hours before they would open. The circle pits started early and continued late, never seeming to end, blending bodies bruising one another to their delight. Besides the headliners, Miss May I, who performed an incredibly heavy set that really shows their growth and mature direction, the standouts of the night were The Amity Affliction and Like Moths to Flames.
The AP Tour may have come to a close as you read this, but look out for these bands to continue to tour throughout the next year, stay tuned to Pittsburgh Music Magazine for updates…

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FOR OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LEVI BENTON CLICK HERE

Interview with Levi Benton of Miss May I

PMM’s Kait hangs with Levi after her interview

Troy, Ohio metallers Miss May I keep rolling across the country on the AP Tour with bands such as Like Moths to Flames, The Amity Affliction, The Ghost Inside, and Glass Cloud. Pittsburgh Music Magazine’s editor Kait Begely caught up with lead singer of Miss May I, Levi Benton, on their tour bus just before their packed to capacity show at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh on 11/20/12. Check out an awesome interview by Kait with Levi, but PMM must apologize for a little bit of a lens malfunction that prevented some focusing during the beginning of the interview. We promise to get the problem fixed for our DevilDriver, Legacy of Disorder, and GWAR interviews posting next week!

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MISS MAY I: Alternative Press Magazine’s AP TOUR FALL 2012 Issue Covers Revealed!

Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I is currently headlining THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM! Alternative Press Magazine has unveiled their new AP TOUR FALL 2012 issue covers today, and MISS MAY I’s is looking great! There are a total of three—one with MISS MAY I, one with THE GHOST INSIDE, and one with the vocalist from each band. Head to Altpress.com now to see all of the covers. While you’re there, make sure to check out the band’s new music video for ‘Day by Day’ at this location.

THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will run until the end of November. MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD. Tickets for the AP TOUR FALL 2012 are on sale now. Buy them at: www.altpress.com/theaptourtickets.com.

Also, VIP passes are available at: www.theaptour.frontgatetickets.com and include a one-year subscription to Alternative Press Magazine, all 3 covers of the AP Tour issue, access to a Meet & Greet with MISS MAY I, the ability to sit-in on a MISS MAY I soundcheck, an autographed copy of the MISS MAY I CD At Heart, early entry into the venue, an AP Tour VIP commemorative laminate, and an exclusive AP Tour Flash Drive wristband that includes a personal message and exclusive music/videos from all the bands.

MISS MAY I AP TOUR FALL 2012 Dates:

10-18 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
10-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10-20 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10-21 Baltimore, MD @ The Recher Theatre
10-23 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10-24 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
10-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10-28 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10-30 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10-31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11-01 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11-03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
11-04 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11-06 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11-07 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-08 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11-09 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11-12 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
11-13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
11-16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
11-17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11-21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11-23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11-24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

MISS MAY I: New Music Video for ‘Day By Day’ (in PGH 11/20)

Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I will hit the road tomorrow on THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM! In celebration of the tour kick-off, Alternative Press Magazine has unveiled the band’s new music video for the track ‘Day By Day’ produced by Picture Machine Productions and directed by Andre Durand and Daniel Cummings! Fans can view the video at this location: Alternative Press Magazine – new music video at this location

THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will run until the end of November. MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD. Tickets for the AP TOUR FALL 2012 are on sale now! Buy them at: http://www.altpress.com/theaptourtickets.com.
Also, VIP passes are available at: http://www.theaptour.frontgatetickets.com and include a one-year subscription to Alternative Press Magazine, all 3 covers of the AP Tour issue, access to a Meet & Greet with MISS MAY I, the ability to sit-in on a MISS MAY I soundcheck, an autographed copy of the MISS MAY I CD At Heart, early entry into the venue, an AP Tour VIP commemorative laminate, and an exclusive AP Tour Flash Drive wristband that includes a personal message and exclusive music/videos from all the bands.

MISS MAY I AP TOUR FALL 2012 Dates:

10-16 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10-17 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10-18 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
10-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10-20 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10-21 Baltimore, MD @ The Recher Theatre
10-23 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10-24 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
10-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10-28 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10-30 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10-31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11-01 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11-03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
11-04 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11-06 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11-07 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-08 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11-09 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11-12 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
11-13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
11-16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
11-17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11-21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11-23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11-24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

MISS MAY I’s most recent album, At Heart, was released on June 12, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week.

MISS MAY I: Watch a New Behind-the-Scenes Video: AP Tour In PGH 11/20

Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I are getting ready to hit the road on THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM, next Tuesday, October 16th! In celebration of the tour kick-off, the band will be unveiling their new music video for the track ‘Day By Day’ very soon. But don’t worry, you can get a sneak peek fix of the video now. Altpress.com just leaked an exclusive new behind-the-scenes look at the video shoot, which you can view at this location.

THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will run untl the end of November. MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD. Tickets for the AP TOUR FALL 2012 are on sale now! Buy them at: http://www.altpress.com/theaptourtickets.com

MISS MAY I AP TOUR FALL 2012 Dates:

10-16 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10-17 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10-18 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
10-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10-20 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10-21 Baltimore, MD @ The Recher Theatre
10-23 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10-24 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
10-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10-28 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10-30 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10-31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11-01 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11-03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
11-04 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11-06 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11-07 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-08 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11-09 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11-12 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
11-13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
11-16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
11-17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11-21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11-23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11-24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

MISS MAY I’s most recent album, At Heart, was released on June 12, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week.

MISS MAY I @ ALTAR BAR WITH THE GHOST INSIDE, LIKE MOTH TO FLAMES AND THE AMITY AFFLICTION

No way you can miss MISS MAY I at Altar Bar. If you were lucky enough to catch them on Warped you know what an amazing show this will be. Tickets for the AP Tour at Altar Bar should go rather quickly with a line up that includes The Ghost Inside, Like Moths to Flames, The Amity Affliction, and Glass Cloud.

Presale purchasers will be given the first opportunity to buy limited VIP packages. With the purchase of a ticket and an additional $17, fans will receive a one-year subscription to AP and all three covers of the AP Tour Fall 2012 issue. In addition, AP is offering a limited VIP Package with the purchase of a ticket and an additional $48. This package includes all three covers of the AP Tour issue, a one-year subscription to AP, access to a meet & greet with Miss May I, a sit-in on Miss May I’s soundcheck, a signed copy of Miss May I’s new record At Heart, a VIP laminate and an AP Tour USB with exclusive MP3s, videos and additional content from all your favorite AP Tour bands. Don’t miss out on this first-come-first served opportunity before they sell out!
Go here for tickets!

MISS MAY I was discovered by Rise Records through the direction of former manager Chris Rubey of The Devil Wears Prada in 2008. The band’s first album, Apologies Are for the Weak, reached #29 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Their 2010 sophomore release, Monument, charted on the Billboard Top 200 and hit #10 on the U.S. Hard Rock chart. Churning out over 450 performances since 2009, the band is regarded as one of the hardest working young bands in the metal genre.

MISS MAY I: South American Tour with ASKING ALEXANDRIA and CHELSEA GRIN

Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I will head out with headliners Asking Alexandria on their upcoming South American tour this Thursday, September 20th! Support will come from Chelsea Grin. The tour will kick off in Porto Alegre, Brazil and MISS MAY I will finish up on September 29th in Bogota, Columbia. See below for all current tour dates.

MISS MAY I recently announced their upcoming headlining position on ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE’s annual fall tour, THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD. Tickets for the AP TOUR FALL 2012 are on sale now! Buy them at: http://www.altpress.com/theaptourtickets.com

MISS MAY I South American dates w/ ASKING ALEXANDRIA, CHELSEA GRIN:
9-20 Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Opiniao
9-22 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
9-23 Curitiba, Brazil @ Music Hall
9-26 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Flores
9-27 Santiago, Chile @ Blondie
9-29 Bogota, Colombia @ Teatro La Mama
*Not performing on October 3rd date listed in admat

MISS MAY I AP TOUR FALL 2012 Dates:

10-16 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10-17 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10-18 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
10-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10-20 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10-21 Baltimore, MD @ The Recher Theatre
10-23 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10-24 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
10-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10-28 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10-30 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10-31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11-01 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11-03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
11-04 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11-06 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11-07 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-08 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11-09 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11-12 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
11-13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
11-16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
11-17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11-21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11-23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11-24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

MISS MAY I Unveils New Lyric Video for ‘Ballad Of A Broken Man’ Today via YouTube

Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I have premiered a brand new lyric video for the track ‘Ballad Of A Broken Man’ today on their YouTube page.

MISS MAY I recently announced that the 3rd Annual VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine MusicAwards will honor vocalist Levi Benton with the “Male Metal Star of Tomorrow” award! The VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards honors the biggest stars in the music business and takes place on Sunday, August 26 at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 8pm PT. This year, the VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards will be broadcast LIVE exclusively on AXS TV. Coverage will begin from the Rock n’ Roll Royal Red Carpet at 6pm PT and stay LIVE with the Awards program at 8pm PT. For more information on the VEGAS ROCKS! MAGAZINE AWARDS, log on to: www.vegasrocks.com For more information about AXS TV : http://www.axs.tv

MISS MAY I recently announced their upcoming headlining position on ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE’s annual fall tour, THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD. See below for current tour dates.

Tickets for the AP TOUR FALL 2012 are on sale now! Buy them at: http://www.altpress.com/theaptourtickets.com

MISS MAY I Headlining on THE AP TOUR FALL 2012/Pittsburgh Show 11/20

Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I have just posted the fourth official VANS WARPED TOUR video update! Head to the band’s official YouTube page right now to check out the video. In addition, PureVolume.com has posted a video with responses to PureVolume.com reader questions personally hand-picked and answered by singer Levi Benton, asked directly by other Warped Tour fans! Check out the video at this location.

MISS MAY I recently announced their upcoming headlining position on ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE’s annual fall tour, THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Tour dates will be announced soon. MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD.
Tickets for the presale will be available Tuesday, Aug. 7 at noon local venue time. Presale purchasers will be given the first opportunity to buy a limited VIP package along with an exclusive add-on offer. With the purchase of a ticket and an additional $17, fans will receive a one-year subscription to AP and all three covers of the AP TOUR FALL 2012 issue. In addition, AP is offering a limited VIP Package with the purchase of a ticket and an additional $48. This package includes all three covers of the AP Tour issue, a one-year subscription to AP, access to a meet & greet with MISS MAY I, a sit-in on MISS MAY I’s soundcheck, a signed copy of MISS MAY I’s new record At Heart, a VIP laminate and an AP TOUR USB with exclusive MP3s, videos and additional content from all your favorite AP TOUR bands. Purchase pre-sale tickets here: http://theaptour.ducatking.com/

Tickets for the AP TOUR FALL 2012 go on sale Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:00AM local venue time and will be available by visiting: http://www.altpress.com/theaptourtickets.com

MISS MAY I AP TOUR FALL 2012 Dates:

10-16 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10-17 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10-18 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
10-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10-20 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10-21 Baltimore, MD @ The Recher Theatre
10-23 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10-24 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
10-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10-28 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10-30 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10-31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11-01 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11-03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
11-04 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11-06 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11-07 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-08 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11-09 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11-12 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
11-13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
11-16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
11-17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11-21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11-23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11-24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

MISS MAY I to Headline THE AP TOUR FALL 2012

Cleveland-based youth-culture magazine C has just announced MISS MAY I as the headliner for their annual fall tour, THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Tour dates will be announced soon.

MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD.

Once again, THE AP TOUR includes built-in incentives for both the fans and the bands. Presale purchasers will be given the first opportunity to buy a limited VIP package along with an exclusive add-on offer. With the purchase of a ticket and an additional $17, fans will receive a one-year subscription to AP and all three covers of the AP TOUR FALL 2012 issue. In addition, AP is offering a limited VIP Package with the purchase of a ticket and an additional $48. This package includes all three covers of the AP Tour issue, a one-year subscription to AP, access to a meet & greet with MISS MAY I, a sit-in on MISS MAY I’s soundcheck, a signed copy of Miss May I’s new record At Heart, a VIP laminate and an AP Tour USB with exclusive MP3s, videos and additional content from all your favorite AP Tour bands. Don’t miss out on this first-come-first served opportunity before they sell out.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale from August 7th through 9th at http://theaptour.ducatking.com/ and go on general sale on August 10th at 10 am local venue time. To read more about the tour, please visit www.altpress.com/theaptour and www.twitter.com/theaptour.

Guitar World Magazine and DRUM! Magazine recently posted exclusive videos highlighting MISS MAY I’s gear that they are using on this year’s VANS WARPED TOUR. You can check out the guitar/bass video here and the drum video here. Take a behind-the-scenes look at specific gear the band uses and hear explanations straight from the guys on why they use the gear they do and how it shapes their signature sound.

Additionally, MISS MAY I posted their third official VANS WARPED TOUR video update today. Head to the band’s official YouTube page right now to check out the video.

Exclusive Behind the Scenes Bus Tour with Miss May I: In Pittsburgh 7/12!

Warped Tour hits Pittsburgh tomorrow at First Niagara Pavilion. One of the most anticipated performances is that of Miss May I on the main stage. To get yourself pumped up for their performance you can check out their second video from the tour and some behind the scenes stuff from Revolver Magazine:

Two days ago, MISS MAY I posted the second official VANS WARPED TOUR video update, featuring massive circle pits, Fourth of July antics, extreme air sports and more. Check out the video While you are browsing the web, make sure to visit Revolver Magazine’s online hub, Revolvermag.com, to watch a brand new behind-the-scenes bus tour of MISS MAY I’s tour bus that they’re traveling in during the tour, hosted by singer Levi Benton.

The band recently announced the #32 Billboard Top 200 first week debut of their new album, At Heart, as well as singer Levi Benton’s appearance on one of the Alternative Press Magazine special edition VANS WARPED TOUR covers.

Make sure to keep an eye out tomorrow at VANS WARPED TOUR—Levi is appearing at several Alternative Press Magazine Booth signings throughout the summer. Check the signing times at your local tour stop for more details. The band is taking part in several additional signings during their main stage run at VANS WARPED TOUR this year, including appearances at the Project143 booth and the MISS MAY I merch stand. When arriving at the festival, attendees will be given specific times for each individual signing as well as the band’s performance times (they are scheduled to change per date).

And while you are at it look for Alan and Mike from Pittsburgh Music Magazine taking pictures and interviewing bands (just looked for the covered in tattoos and bald headed morons with cameras all over them).

MISS MAY I Releases First 2012 VANS WARPED TOUR Video Update

MISS MAY I has just posted the first official VANS WARPED TOUR video update detailing the band’s performances and some backstage antics. Head to the band’s official YouTube page right now to check out the video and stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes and gear videos being posted exclusively soon.

The band recently announced the #32 Billboard Top 200 first week debut of their new album, At Heart, as well as singer Levi Benton’s appearance on one of the Alternative Press Magazine special edition VANS WARPED TOUR covers.

Make sure to keep an eye out at your local VANS WARPED TOUR stop—Levi will be appearing at several Alternative Press Magazine Booth signings. Check the signing times at your local tour stop for more details. The band will be taking part in several additional signings during their main stage run at VANS WARPED TOUR this year, including appearances at the Project143 booth and the MISS MAY I merch stand! When arriving at the festival, attendees will be given specific times for each individual signing as well as the band’s performance times (they are scheduled to change per date).

Additionally, MISS MAY I drummer Jerod Boyd and bassist Ryan Neff will be giving one-on-one daily music lessons at the official BANDHAPPY Music Lesson Tent. For more information on the tent, visit here

Rock Photographer JEREMY SAFFER Teams Up with SoundCheck Hollywood for “Capturing Music: A Music Photography Seminar” — June 23-24 at the SoundCheck Store

After a successful month of spearheading photo shoots with Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Miss May I, Dragonforce, Overkill, Watain, Behemoth, Baroness, and The Agonist, completing two back-to-back magazine cover shoots (Outburn and Hails and Horns), all the while having one cover already on shelves (Hails and Horns), Jeremy will be heading out to L.A. for his first west coast music photography seminar in conjunction with SoundCheck Hollywood.

SEMINAR DETAILS:
The two-day seminar and workshop will focus on portrait work with musicians and will cover the entire process—from setting up the photo shoot, scouting locations, posing, different types of lighting and lighting equipment for different situations, shooting endorsements, promotional images, CD layouts, and magazine layouts, to walking attendees through the process of what to do post-shoot, invoicing, getting repeat business, and even how to price yourself. Many other business aspects of being a professional photographer within the music industry will be discussed.

The first day will be the official seminar day, where all of the above is taught in the morning, as well as a lightroom and photoshop post processing tutorial. In the afternoon of day one, attendees will complete mock-photo shoots experimenting with different types of lighting equipment, lighting set-ups, poses, etc. Jeremy has also expanded the music photography business section even more, and will also include private portfolio critique for attendees that specifically request it.

On the second day of the seminar, attendees will experience a hands-on photo shoot of special guest bands done first by Jeremy (as a real-life example), and next by themselves! Attendees will take over and complete a real photo shoot with the band in various locations.

Hopeful attendees must act now; there are only 10 tickets available to this seminar!

On June 23rd at 6pm, SoundCheck Hollywood will re-open to the public. Jeremy will be on-site signing copies of his book Bring The Noise, as well as limited edition prints and some prints exclusive to the seminar weekend.

For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.jeremysaffer.com/soundcheckseminar.

While In L.A., Jeremy will have some limited availability for photo shoots and will have some one time only rates for these shoots.

Band shoots – $500 flat rate. includes 4-7 sets of 15-20 images per set and two separate sets of solo images, as well as any endorsement shots needed.

Model shoots – $250 for 3-4 sets of 15-20 images per set, $350 for 5-10 sets of 15-20 images per set. $500 unlimited half day shoot.

He is also available for any other type of shoot, email directly to discuss.

Visit http://www.jeremysaffer.com/lashoot for more information.


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MISS MAY I Releases New ‘Hey Mister’ Music Video Teaser

MISS MAY I have released a video trailer previewing their upcoming music video for the track ‘Hey Mister’ on the official band YouTube page. ‘Hey Mister’ is the first single cut from the band’s upcoming full-length album, At Heart.

Singer Levi Benton exclaims, “We’re so excited to be dropping this video next week and we thought we’d give you a little sneak peek of what to expect. The video took 3 days to film and it’s the biggest video we’ve ever done, which is good, because Hey Mister is the biggest song we have ever written. Check it out and get learning those words ready for Warped!”

At Heart will hit stores on June 12, 2012, and was produced by famed record producer Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Suicide Silence). The band’s first album, Apologies Are for the Weak, reached #29 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Their 2010 sophomore release, Monument, charted on the Billboard Top 200 and hit #10 on the U.S. Hard Rock chart. Churning out over 450 performances since 2009, the band is regarded as one of the hardest working young bands in the metal genre.

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Headlining the Main Stage at this 2012 Vans Warped Tour

 

Troy, Ohio melodic metal band MISS MAY I is releasing new details about the official pre-order for their upcoming album, At Heart, hitting stores on June 12, 2012 with Rise Records. There are five new merchandise bundles along with an exclusive video featuring footage from MISS MAY I’s upcoming music videos available at MerchNOW available as well.  The first 1,000 fans to purchase a bundle that includes the At Heart CD O Card or pre-order the At Hear CD O Card non bundle will receive an autographed copy of  the At Heart CD O Card.  See below for all details:

Ultimate Bundle $100:

At Heart Vinyl

At Heart CD O Card

1 Death T Shirt

1 Heart T Shirt

1 Miss May I Flag

1 Miss May I Shirt Vest

1 Miss May I Poster

Death Shirt Vinyl Bundle $25:

1 Death Shirt

At Heart Vinyl

1 Miss May I Poster

Heart Shirt Vinyl Bundle $25:

1 Heart Shirt

At Heart Vinyl

1 Miss May I Poster

Death Shirt CD Bundle $20:

1 Death Shirt

At Heart CD O Card

1 Miss May I Poster

Heart Shirt CD Bundle $20:

1 Heart Shirt

At Heart CD O Card

1 Miss May I Poster

At Heart Vinyl Only $15

At Heart CD O Card Only $11

At Heart was produced by famed record producer Machine (Lamb of GodEvery Time I DieSuicide Silence) this past winter at Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey. The band’s first album, Apologies Are for the Weak, reached #29 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Their 2010 sophomore release, Monument, charted on the Billboard Top 200 and hit #10 on the U.S. Hard Rock chart. Churning out over 450 performances since 2009, the band is regarded as one of the hardest working young bands in the metal genre.

MISS MAY I is confirmed to headline on one of the Kia main stages at this year’s Vans Warped Tour! View the full announcement at www.vanswarpedtour.com. See below for all Vans Warped Tour dates, as well as the rest of the band’s 2012 touring schedule.

 

REMAINING 2012 TOUR DATES:

EUROPEAN TOUR W/ PARKWAY DRIVE, THE GHOST INSIDE, CONFESSION

4/23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset

4/24 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Trädgårn

4/25 – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee

4/26 – Stockholm, Sweden @ klubben

4/27 – Hamburg, Germany @ Große Freiheit 36

4/28 – Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock Fest

W/ WHITECHAPEL, AFTER THE BURIAL, WITHIN THE RUINS, THE PLOT IN YOU

5/03 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

5/04 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

5/05 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

5/08 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues

5/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

5/10 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm

5/12 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall Indoor Stage

5/13 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Supercenter Grand

5/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

5/16 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

5/17 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre

5/18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ North Beach (Bamboozle 2012)

5/19 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon (NO Whitechapel)

2012 VANS WARPED TOUR

6/16 -Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark

6/17- Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High

6/20 -Las Vegas, NV @ Luxor Festival Lot

6/21- Irvine, CA @ Orange County Great Park

6/22 -Pomona, CA  @ Pomona Fairplex

6/23- San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park

6/24 -Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park

6/27 -Chula Vista, CA (San Diego) @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

6/29- Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field

6/30- San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

7/01- Houston, TX @ Reliant Park – Main Street Lot

7/03- Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

7/05 -Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis) @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

7/06- Auburn Hills, MI (Detroit) @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

7/07 -Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/08- Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis) @ Canterbury Park

7/09 -Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City) @ Sandstone Amphitheater

7/10- Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis)  @ Klipsch Music Center

7/11 -Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) @ Blossom Music Center

7/12- Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh)  @ First Niagara Pavilion

7/13- Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/14- Montréal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau

7/15 -Mississauga, ON (Toronto) @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/17 -Darien Center, NY (Buffalo) @ Darien Lake PAC

7/18- Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion

7/19- Mansfield, MA (Boston) @ Comcast Center

7/20- Camden, NJ (Philadelphia, PA) @ Susquehanna Bank Center

7/21- Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

7/22 -Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre

7/24 -Columbia, MD (Washington, D.C.) @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

7/25 -Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live

7/26 -Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/27- Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds

7/28 -West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) @ Cruzan Amphitheatre

7/29 -St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) @ Vinoy Park

7/30 -Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/31- Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

8/01 -Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre

8/04 -Redmond, WA (Seattle) @ Marymoor Park

8/05 -Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront

MISS MAY I is:

B.J. Stead – rhythm guitar

Jerod Boyd – drums

Justin Aufdemkampe – lead guitar

Levi Benton – lead vocals

Ryan Neff – bass guitar, clean vocals