The Devil Wears Prada Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh on 10/31!

Long acclaimed as among one of the most potent and provocative bands in modern American metal, The Devil Wears Prada have made a massive leap forward with the stunning “8:18.” The album – executive produced by Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz and produced by the band along with producer/engineer Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot) – sees the band driving their relentless sonic approach with more might than ever before, giving extreme power to frontman Mike Hranica’s grim, emotional lyricism.  “8:18” follows the band’s previous release, “DEAD THRONE” made an astonishing chart debut upon its 2011 release, exploding into the #10 position on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and solidifying The Devil Wears Prada as one of modern metal’s top acts.  Come celebrate Halloween in style with The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, Volumes & Texas In July at Mr. Smalls in Millvale (Pittsburgh), PA. 

 

The Devil Wears Prada is: Mike Hranica – vocals * Chris Rubey – lead guitar * Jeremy DePoyster – rhythm guitar, vocals * Andy Trick – bass * Daniel Williams – drums.

 

For more information, please visit www.tdwpband.com, www.facebook.com/tdwp, www.twitter.com/TDWPband, www.youtube.com/TDWP, and www.roadrunnerrecords.com.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

ON TOUR 2013

All Dates w/ The Ghost Inside, Volumes & Texas In July except*

 

OCTOBER

31           Millvale, PA                       Mr. Smalls Theatre*

 

NOVEMBER

2             Detroit, MI                         Royal Oak Music Theatre

3             Cincinnati, OH                  Bogarts

5             Cleveland, OH                   House of Blues

6             Chicago, IL                         House of Blues

7             Indianapolis, IN               Deluxe at Old National Centre

9             Grand Rapids, MI             The Intersection

10           Milwaukee, WI                 The Rave

11           Minneapolis, MN             Myth*

12           Winnipeg, MB                   The Garrick

14           Calgary, AB                        MacEwan Ballroom

16           Edmonton, AB                  The Starlite Room

19           Seattle, WA                        El Corazon

21           San Francisco, CA            Regency Ballroom

23           Salt Lake City, UT            In The Venue

24           Denver, CO                         ExdoEventCenter

25           Albuquerque, NM            Sunshine Theater

26           Phoenix, AZ                       Marquee Theatre

27           Las Vegas, NV                    Hard Rock Café – The Strip

29           San Diego, CA                    Soma

30           Los Angeles, CA                Club Nokia

 

DECEMBER

1             Santa Ana, CA                    The Observatory

4             Dallas, TX                           House of Blues

5             San Antonio, TX               Backstage Live

6             Houston, TX                      Warehouse Live

7             New Orleans, LA              House of Blues

8             Tampa, FL                          The Ritz Ybor

10           Ft. Lauderdale, FL           Revolution

11           Orlando, FL                        House of Blues

12           Atlanta, GA                         The Masquerade

14           Philadelphia, PA              Trocadero

15           Sayreville, NJ                    Starland Ballroom

17           New York, NY                   Best Buy Theater

18           Worcester, MA                 The Palladium

19           Montreal, QC                     Club Soda

20           Toronto, ON                      Phoenix Concert Theatre

 

idobi Network Launches New Station idobi Howl “Listen Loud.”

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Listen to idobi Howl here: http://idobi.com/radio/howlplayer/
Taking you to the forefront of alternative music since 1999 with idobi Radio, the idobi Network is proud to announce the addition of a new radio stream – idobi Howl. The new station is set to bring the very best of metal and hardcore to the masses. With a motto of “Listen Loud”, idobi Howl was created for those who like their music heavy and aren’t afraid to shatter their eardrums by turning it up to 11. With a 24/7 stream, the station will feature music by bands such as Terror, Trash Talk, Kvelertak, Bring Me The Horizon, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, The Ghost Inside, and much more. The station will also host exclusive content such as full album streams and band takeovers. As well, listeners should keep their eyes peeled for the announcement of the station’s original programming lineup and full website. Tune in now at http://idobi.com/radio/howlplayer/
In conjunction with the station launch, idobi Howl will be sponsoring the first annual Pennsylvania Deathbed Festival. Presented by The Fleet Company and Onyxeye Entertainment, the festival will take place on Saturday June 29th at Maingate Nightclub in Allentown, PA. Featuring acts such as Impending Doom, Texas In July, Within The Ruins, and I Am King, the station and festival will both bring audiences the best of what’s now in the realm of heavy music. Tickets can be purchased here: http://tktwb.tw/10uXP58
Links:
http://twitter.com/idobiradio

About idobi Network
idobi Network (idobi.com) reaches a worldwide audience of over 2.5 million listeners every month, as certified by the only accredited online radio measurement company, Triton Digital. The company also ranks #1 in online streaming audio Time Spent Listening (TSL), far surpassing corporate giants like Clear Channel and personalized streaming services like Pandora – all while remaining an independent broadcaster. idobi Network – a new media leader.

Stick To Your Guns Give Five Diamond Performance in Pittsburgh

“I’m starting a petition to banish black licorice,” states Jesse Barnett (lead singer of Stick To Your Guns) to the packed Altar Bar crowd in the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh.  Myself, along with the crowd, and guitarist Josh James, was not quite sure where this was going.  But if you’ve seen STYG before, you knew Jesse was going to take you on a positive journey somewhere with a message good for your soul, so you put your trust in him and listen.  What followed was one of the most entertaining, if not genius, analogies of how ridiculous it is for our country to decide who it is one can love.  It was a special moment in what was truly an awe inspiring performance.  Among a stellar list of bands performing that evening (The Ghost Inside, Stray from the Path, and Rotting Out) STYG put forth a set that was pure raw energy.  Going to see punk godfathers Green Day two nights later was a complete let down compared to these guys- what STYG is able to do with a few lights and a small stage makes big budget bands look like imitators and wanna be’s and pale in comparison to STYG.  As always, Jesse and crew (Josh, Chris, George, and Andrew) had the audience not only singing every word of songs like, “Diamond”, “Such Pain”, “This is More”, “We Still Believe”, “We’re What Separates the Heart From the Heartless”, D(I am) ond, and “Against Them All” but had them singing them from the stage on mic… and then they would promptly jump back into the crowd.  The other bands fed off the energy so much they not only jumped in to sing but also jumped into the crowd, much to everyone’s delight.  It was an amazing time on a gorgeous day in the ‘Burgh.  If you missed this performance then (like the guy passing us in the interview…see below) then make sure you check with them on the Vans Warped Tour this Summer- they will hit Pittsburgh at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown on July 17.

Listen below for a very in depth interview with Jesse and Josh of STYG where they discuss their Independent Music Award nomination, the success of Diamond, new recordings for Sumerian, and the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court talks regarding Gay MarriageSTYG Interview 2013 (click here and then click SMALL text of STYG interview)

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Josh and Jesse of STYG show off a ‘Mamas not home’ gift from a fan

Stick to Your Guns Has Proof Positive Message for Pittsburgh

Stick to Your Guns is one of the bands that gets into your head, settles in, and plans to stay for a long, long time. With a positive vibe and a punk/hardcore sound it’s hard not to absolutely fall in love with everything these guys put forth. STYG has played with a diverse group of bands like Motley Crue, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Terror and H20. The momentum has continued for the band who has joined Motionless in White on tour; which is where we caught up with them in Pittsburgh. Though the bands differ in style, they compliment each other immensely. The straight forward OC-punk-hardcore band even had its guitarist join Motionless on stage in full make up to play a song on previous shows.

STYG’s set was fast, intense, and completely had the crowd going insane. Only into the first song, the crowd surfers accidently hit the bank of overhead stage lights and the place went dark. The band kept at it with full ferocity as the guys at the Ironworks stage-dove themselves up to the lighting rig to fix it. The sold out capacity crowd was packed to every corner, spilling out onto the stage, and screaming their lungs out, and having the time of their lives. Jesse made sure that all the fans were feeling alright and understood that even in the wake of the days tragic new of the Sandy Hook shooting that they all had the power to change things, that we were all together for a reason, and part of that reason was the love of the music we had before us. PMM has to tell you that we spent a lot of time with Josh (guitar) and he is such an awesome guy- friendly, humble, funny, and just absolutely cool on all levels. We were really impressed by his guitar work and stage presence throughout the entire evening. PMM can’t thank him enough for being such an amazing host. That’s not to say Jesse was not incredibly gracious, welcoming, and funny as well. These guys are just so uplifting and making all the right moves. Their charity work is an example to be set to all and our heart goes out to Jesse’s loss, for he grew up with Mitch Lucker (see below for The Keeping Warm in a Cold World Event). The sheer vocal power that protrudes from Jesse is not only impressive but awe inspiring a times. The rest of the crew, George, Chris, and Andrew are incredibly cool dudes as well and are so great with all of their fans as well as their performance. PMM can’t wait to have them back in Pittsburgh in July on The Vans Warped Tour.

Right now the band is putting out a 3-part mini series about “fitness on tour” for Alternative Press (check it out here). They have a lot of big projects in the works. In January, they will put on the 3rd Annual Keeping Warm in a Cold World- a two day event created by STYG to give back. All proceeds go to charity. This year the funds will go to a trust for the daughter of the late Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence.

Check out their video for the single We Still Believe. It features band members from The Ghost Inside, Sleeping Giant and Motionless in White.

The video for Against Them All features friends of the late Sam Perkins, a STYG fan who died of brain cancer. (link to the article on the whole story)

A bit more on Stick to Your Guns:
Jesse Barnett (vocals) was inspired to form a band that provided him with a medium to project his views and reflect his musical influences. Through the years he has brought a stable of accomplished musicians on board that bring with them the punk-hardcore passion Jesse has always possessed. STYG’s line up reads as a who’s who of punk/hardcore. Chris Rawson (Walls of Jericho) joined the band in 2009. Last year, the band added Josh James.
Stick To Your Guns has long been known in the punk-hardcore community. After four albums, many worldwide tours and legions of followers, the band delivered the most important effort of its career in 2012 with the much anticipated album, Diamond. Their songwriting has distinctively developed and matured. Diamond delivers a message of inspiration that anyone can relate to.

The genre-bending album debuted on the Billboard charts making it to #1 on the Heetseekers chart, placing 11 for Hard Rock Albums, 30 for Rock Albums and 116 on the coveted BILLBOARD 200.

The sudden upturn in popularity could spoil a band, but they are nothing less than gracious. Now more than ever, they seek to inject more than entertainment into their fans’ minds. They see their success as an opportunity to inspire more people with their positive message. The band often speaks to those that feel lost or discarded. “Every person on this earth is searching for who they are, where they belong and ways that they can express themselves,” said frontman Jesse Barnett.
“Diamond, is an insight to the way we view the world-the good and the bad. This is an amazing place we live in. There’s so much mystery about our existence. It fascinates the hell out of us-the pain people go through, the good people do,” Barnett said. “It’s important for all of us to understand that we all are all of those things. What’s inside of you is what’s happening outside in the world. We can’t look at everything that’s going on around us and think that we are disconnected.”
“We try to live the words we speak,” Barnett added. “We give back any moment we can. We’re not perfect-far from it, but what helps more than anything is when a kid says to us, ‘Hey man, my life was a wreck. I was in a downward spiral, and this bands music has picked me up’….This has become more than just a band for us.”

Within a mere few months of the album’s release, they have received dozens of photos of freshly inked Diamond tattoos. STICK TO YOUR GUNS has truly become more than a band, they have evolved into a movement.

Keeping Warm in a Cold World- STYG will host the 3rd Annual Keeping Warm in a Cold World- a two day event created by STYG to give back to those trying to make the world a better place. All proceeds go to charity. This year the funds will go to a trust for the daughter of the late Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence.

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Persistence Tour –STYG will join Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, H2O, The Accacia Strain and more for the widely popular European Tour.

Stick to Your Guns will join the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. The announcement was made Friday, during Fuse TV’s new show, Warped Roadies.

“We’re stoked to be a part of something that has been such a big part of all of our lives growing up,” said frontman Jesse Barnett. “This band continues to take us places that we never thought we’d go, and we are proud, overwhelmed and very honored.”

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Jesse and Josh of STYG with PMM video correspondent Rea
Jesse and Josh of STYG with PMM video correspondent Rea

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.

BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE’s I AM in stores now

After weeks of teasing fans and building hype, metal provocateurs BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have finally unleashed their buzz-inducing fifth album, I AM – available in stores and online today from Solid State Records.

The early response to the album has heaped praise upon I AM and BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE’s constant reinvention and refusal to be boxed into an easily defined sound. Hails & Horns called the album “[a] thoughtfully crafted masterpiece,” adding, “In a time where standing out in the metal crowd is very difficult due to the abundance of bands and a plethora of styles, BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE has done it again.”

“I AM is a living, breathing piece of ourselves that has been angrily rattling its cage, demanding that it be released,” says guitarist Seth Hecox. “We are pleased to see our little monster grow up and turn into a raging beast that will roar and thrash inside other humans. It’ll leave you in shreds, but I’m afraid there’s nothing to be done about it. You must simply allow the process to happen and embrace the aggressive, ravenous thing inside yourself. Do enjoy!”

After building a career on dazzlingly artistic metal offerings and fresh off their most inventive album yet in 2011’s Celestial Completion, BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have thrown the world a curveball by way of I AM’s seemingly straightforward riffage. As Hecox explains, the point of this album wasn’t to transcend the artform of metal music, it was to master it. “I AM is 100% head banging riffs,” he says. “Gone are the sitars and horns of Celestial Completion. Instead, we’ve crafted an album full of the heaviest and most technical songs we’ve ever written.”

Recorded with producer Shane Frisby (BURY YOUR DEAD, THE GHOST INSIDE), I AM, as the title suggests, is also a statement of an album that puts a new stamp on who BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE is and what it stands for. It’s an album that, unlike their past efforts, is less about reinventing heavy music than it is reinventing BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE. Which isn’t to say listeners won’t find the band doing its usual mind-warping and genre-bending, but as Hecox explains, the point of this album wasn’t to transcend the artform of metal music, it was to master it and in the process reinvigorate the band’s wide fan base and tap into a huge cross-section of metal fans who previously might have balked at BTA’s unbridled, manic creativity.

Early praise for I AM:

“In a time where standing out in the metal crowd is very difficult due to the abundance of bands and a plethora of styles, BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE has done it again… [a] thoughtfully crafted masterpiece.” -HAILS & HORNS

“Skull-crushing riffs, technical guitar solos, innovative lyrics, and well-warranted breakdowns… This entertaining album will doubtlessly attract a hoard of new fans, but it should also suit the old fans when they get an earful of the heavy complexity that pulses through I Am. (4/5)” -INDIE VISION MUSIC

“I Am is Becoming The Archetype doing what they do best: making killer death metal/metalcore that doesn’t sound generic, but still sounds familiar, and that’s not an easy thing to do. (4/5)” -THE NEW REVIEW

“[I Am] pulls influences from all of the band’s previous works and makes something totally destructive… This is [Becoming The Archetype] reaching their full potential. (9/10)” -MIND EQUALS BLOWN

“If you want a good time with solid riffing and non-stop metalcore, then I Am will definitely satisfy your needs… a lot of fun” -HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY

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

BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE debut video for ‘The Time Bender’

Metal provocateurs BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE are excited to share their new music video for “The Time Bender.” The video – debuting exclusively via Metal Injection – comes less than a week before the release of the band’s anticipated fifth album, I AM – set to drop in stores and online September 18th from Solid State Records.

“The video is consistent with the look and feel of the photos for this album,” explains ARCHETYPE mastermind Seth Hecox. ”Both are dark, grimy, inner-city. I was really drawn to the atmosphere created in Sin City, and that vibe worked perfectly with the sound that was captured on I AM.”

“Our good friend David Prindle directed the video,” adds Hecox. “He completely understood the vision I had for it and, luckily, he is a true artist and came through with lots of great details that I’d never dreamed of. He made it a truly graphic novel style video. People will love the video because it’s fun, it’s funny and you can tell we care about making unique, quality art. We hope everyone catches on to all the subtleties of names and character traits!”

After building a career on dazzlingly artistic metal offerings and fresh off their most inventive album yet in 2011’s Celestial Completion, BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have created their most baffling album yet in I Am. It’s an album that is baffling first and foremost because it’s not meant to be baffling. An album that is less about reinventing heavy music than it is reinventing BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE. Which isn’t to say listeners won’t find the band doing its usual mind-warping and genre-bending, but as Hecox explains, the point of this album wasn’t to transcend the artform of metal music, it was to master it.

“I AM is 100% head banging riffs,” Hecox says. “Gone are the sitars and horns of Celestial Completion. Instead, we’ve crafted an album full of the heaviest and most technical songs we’ve ever written.”

Recorded with producer Shane Frisby (BURY YOUR DEAD, THE GHOST INSIDE), I AM, as the title suggests, is also a statement of an album that puts a new stamp on who BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE is and what it stands for following an inter-band shakeup – one that cleared the path for Hecox to assemble a true dream team of musicians around him.

After seven years and four acclaimed albums with longtime label Solid State Records, BTA is in the unique situation of being an accomplished veteran band with a roster comprised largely of young, hungry, wildly talented musicians poised for their first real test on the national front. It’s a fact that isn’t lost on the band who are embracing this perceived new lease on life as an opportunity to both reinvigorate the band’s wide fan base and tap into a huge cross-section of metal fans who previously might have balked at BTA’s unbridled, manic creativity.

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.