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CD Review: Hawthorne Heights - 'Hate'

9/6/2011 9:22pm EDT
Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne Heights, we get it – you’re pissed. Understandably, you have a lot to say, what with all of the tragic events of your past and your recent brief, inauspicious tenure with Wind-Up Records, and Hate surely is your soapbox. The bands first release on their own Cardboard Empire Records and first of an apparent trilogy of EP’s, Hate is somewhat of a mixed bag from Hawthorne Heights, employing angst-ridden, scream-laden vocals reminiscent of turn-of-the-millennium post-hardcore, a scene this band was birthed into way back when. At times, the sound works (“Divided,” “Four White Walls”), ...

Hawthorne Heights Announce 'Hate' EP, Out August 23 On Band's New Record Label

8/11/2011 10:49am EDT
Hawthorne Heights
Dayton, OH rock band Hawthorne Heights announce the launch of their own imprint record label, Cardboard Empire, on which they will self-release an upcoming series of new EPs. The first in a planned series of three EPs, Hate, will be released on August 23 and is now available for pre-order on

"Four White Walls," the first release from the Hate EP will be premiering on this Friday, August 12. The group also plans to release a music video for each track off Hate, the first for the song, "Is This What You Wanted?"

Hate will be available in digital format vi...

Ten New Fall 2009 Shows We Can't Wait To Watch

9/8/2009 9:41am EDT
New fall 2009 TV
Summer coming to an end can only mean one thing - it is time for our favorite television shows to return. Along with the top-rated shows we've come to love, such as Dancing With The Stars and CSI, the fall 2009-10 schedule is filled with newcomers just waiting to hit number one.

Check out our list of the 10 new fall shows we cant wait to watch:

Because one of something is never enough, the CW has taken on another cult-classic remake - Melrose Place. This time around the clothes are skimpier, the people are sexier and the fights are much more entertaining. While the show will have the...

The Learning Curve: International Flavor Includes Tokio Hotel, 4LYN And More

2/17/2009 10:02am EST
Tokio Hotel
(The Learning Curve) I thought this week we would change things up a little bit. Here is the first International In the Shadows article. There are more to come, but people always seem to be remembering the first the fondest, even if you aren't multi-lingual.

Right out of the gates we have some of the heavier hitters from overseas, as Germany, New Zealand, Japan and Malaysia are all represented by some fantastic bands.

4LYN and the soon to be your favorite band Tokio Hotel hit US shores straight from Germany, Pop Shuvit want you to notice them coming straight out of Kuala Lumpur ...

The Learning Curve: Music To End the Winter Blahs

2/10/2009 10:09am EST
The Vincent Black Shadow
(The Learning Curve) Well here we are again. It's a new week and with it comes five more bands to listen to and, hopefully, become a fan of. Music is stale, especially this time of the year, and I am here to help. I know about the 'winter blahs' and such, but these bands should snap you out of your funk.

If you like female rock music then this is a good week for you because the Vincent Black Shadow and Blameshift will get you smiling, and the remaining three, 32 Leaves, Spoken and Dive, all bring their take on rock music straight to your ear piece.

Enjoy this week ladies and ger...

Secondhand Serenade To Release Sophomore Disc, 'A Twist In My Story'

1/11/2008 7:15pm EST
Secondhand Serenade
Nearly a year after the release of his debut album, Awake, Secondhand Serenade is back with his much-anticipated follow-up, A Twist In My Story. Rightfully titled, the album finds Secondhand Serenade-a.k.a. John Vesely- adding onto his signature raw vocals and guitar with the use of orchestration and a full band.

Carrying the momentum of a carefully crafted career, support from his label Glassnote Records along with the adoration of millions of fans, A Twist In My Story will be released on February 19th of 2008. The album finds John coming off of one of the most hectic years of his l...

Projekt Revolution, Vans Warped Tour Battle It Out On Xbox Live

8/14/2007 5:55pm EDT
Halo 2
-For The First Time In History, Eight Members Of Bands On Each Tour Compete To Save the World In Halo 2

Los Angeles, CA (August, 14, 2007) – On August 15th while the Projekt Revolution tour is at Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater in Wantagh, NY and Vans Warped tour is at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS, the finest Xbox 360 Halo players from select bands on both tours will prepare for the upcoming launch of "Halo 3" video game for Xbox 360 with a head-to-head battle playing "Halo 2" over Xbox LIVE. Winner takes summer tour bragging rights! Fuse will be onsite at bot...

Jet And The Vines Join PETA Against Seal Slaughter

5/15/2007 3:53pm EDT
Aussie rockers Jet and The Vines have joined forces in a bid to end seal slaughter in Canada. Members of the groups have joined People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s youth campaign by signing a petition at Australia's Big Day Out Festival, calling for an end to the hunt, which is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet.

This year's hunt is over, but the petition, which will be sent to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, calls on the country's government to put a permanent end to the bloody slaughter.

Other celebrities who have signed the petition i...

This Is Me Smiling Tour Dates

4/5/2007 10:00pm EDT
This Is Me Smiling
A group of friends who have a strong musical chemistry form a band and get up the nerve to finance their first album. They attract Sean O'Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights) to produce it and pull themselves a little closer to a polished and complete piece of work. But the laws of music business prevail, they run out of money, and move into the gymnasium of their local high school to finish. They mic the auditorium and record piano tracks, in the jazz room they record the drums and percussion. Next the boys take their hard work on the road and ultimately land some tours with friends Mot...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 1)

12/31/2006 12:00pm EST
Arctic Monkeys
From Arctic Monkeys to Zutons to Britney's divorce to the most overplayed song of the year (hint: it's not James Blunt's You're Beautiful), 2006 was unmatched in musical diversity. There were albums we didn't even realize came out and artists we didn't even realize were still around. There were reunions and breakups too. Here's a brief summary of 2006: The Year in Music...

The new year kicked off somewhat quietly; however, it was the debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, from the Arctic Monkeys, the band that U.S. critics bashed despite storming to the top of the...

Bullet For My Valentine To Release "The Poison - Live At Brixton" On DVD December 19

11/12/2006 11:30am EST
Bullet for My Valentine
Metal guitar heroes from across the pond, Bullet for My Valentine bring their scorching live show to the masses with their first U.S. DVD release "The Poison - Live at Brixton."

The DVD showcases their sold out UK performance, captured with over 15 camera angles and mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound, at the Brixton Academy. Bonus features include all of the videos from both The Poison and the Hand of Blood EP, eight episodes of life on the road-captured by the band and entitled "Bullet TV," footage of the band performing at this past summer’s Download Festival and Metal Ham...

Wii Hits the Road on the Nintendo Fusion Tour

9/19/2006 9:34am EDT
Groupies following the Nintendo Fusion Tour have a new superstar to watch for. Nintendo's remarkable Wii console is joining the tour to give video game and music fans a chance to play it before it launches in the United States on Nov. 19 at an MSRP of $249.99.

The Nintendo Fusion Tour blends the best of hot new music and the coolest new video games. Starting Sept. 27 at each of the tour's 35+ stops around the country, multiple Wii consoles will be hooked up and ready to play, along with a variety of hot Nintendo DS games like Elite Beat Agents.

Concert attendees can pick up the u...

Nintendo Announces Schedule for Fusion Tour

7/28/2006 11:18am EDT
Hawthorne Heights
The Nintendo Fusion Tour promises to be one of the hottest tickets of the year. The cross-country tour, produced by Live Nation, will be headlined by Hawthorne Heights and will include up-and-comers like Relient K, Emery, Plain White T's and The Sleeping. In addition, each location will showcase the best new and upcoming Nintendo games, including a sneak peek at Nintendo's amazing Wii console.

The tour schedule is below. Information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information about the Nintendo Fusion Tour, log onto

Sept. 27 Columbus, Ohio

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Joins Warped Tour In Support Of Debut, "Don't You Fake It," Out July 18

6/5/2006 11:00pm EDT
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Ringing the alarm against domestic violence with a searing volley of blunt-force guitar, razor-sharp melody and near-existential screaming, the debut video "Face Down," by Virgin Records’ new band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is set for its debut on Monday, June 5. The video was directed by Texan director Paul Minor (James Blunt, BT, Louis XIV, Funeral For a Friend), who shot with the unmistakable eye of a photojournalist, as well as the empathy of a true storyteller.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus -- frontman Ronnie Winter, guitarists Duke Kitchens and Elias Reidy, bassist Joey Westwood and...

Hawthorne Heights Singer Starts Record Company

1/18/2006 2:11am EST
Hawthorne Heights
Cincinnati based Carbon Copy Media has entered into an exclusive, long-term distribution and upstream pact with Victory Records on a worldwide basis. JT Woodruff, Founder of Carbon Copy Media and lead singer for Victory recording Artist Hawthorne Heights said, "Working with Tony and Victory will allow our artists to grow beyond any and all expectations. Starting this label and music media company has been a dream of mine for a very long time. I am very happy that Victory and I always share the same passion and vision. Our first two bands are Cincinnati's own Ellison, and Crown Point, Indian...

The All-American Rejects To Tour With Fall Out Boy

1/16/2006 4:52pm EST
All-American Rejects
The All-American Rejects and Fall Out Boy kick off 2006 with The Black Clouds and Underdogs Tour. The tour commences on March 15th in Albany, NY and runs through May 13th in Toronto, Canada. Hawthorne Heights, From First to Last, and Decaydance Records will fill out the support slots.

After their successful headlining Rise of The Fall Tour in 2005, The All-American Rejects have been keeping busy with national appearances. They performed at The 33rd American Music Awards in Los Angeles in November, and rang in the new year on MTV's New Year's Eve Special. Vocalist/bassist Tyson Ritte...

Hawthorne Heights Announce New Album

12/5/2005 11:54am EST
Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne Heights has announced the track listing for the follow-up to their 2004 debut album, "The Silence In Black And White". "If Only You Were Lonely" was produced by David Bendeth and will be in stores February 28th. The band is currently headlining the "Never Sleep Again Tour" with label mates Silverstein, Aiden and Bayside. The tour ends December 11 with a sold out show at House Of Blues Chicago. Look for the band on a headlining run in early 2006, followed by a tour with Fall Out Boy and All American Rejects in March. Hawthorne Heights' first full-length DVD entitled "This Is Who We...

Bayside Resumes Touring After Tragic Accident

11/17/2005 11:09am EST
The tragic accident early Halloween morning that took the life of Bayside drummer John "Beatz" Holoran and seriously injured bassist Nick Ghanbarian was devastating to the band, their families and friends. After spending the past two weeks mourning their losses, singer/guitarist Anthony Raneri and guitarist Jack O'Shea will be rejoining the Never Sleep Again Tour tonight in St. Petersburg, Florida at Jannus Landing. "The outpouring of support from the public has been incredible", said singer/guitarist Anthony Raneri, "we really appreciate the donations and massive amount of mail from fans s...

Bayside Singer Releases Statement About Tragic Accident

11/7/2005 11:15am EST
As previously reported, on October 31, Bayside's van flipped over after hitting a patch of ice. The accident injured everyone in the vehicle and claimed the life of Bayside drummer John "Beatz" Holohan. Singer/guitarist Anthony Raneri has now released a statement about the events:

"The worst day of my life is over. It lasted 72 hours, but it's over. I know now that everyday for the rest of my life will be a piece of cake to wake up to, I'm just glad that I get to wake up to them. On Halloween I lost my best friend, big brother, mentor and band mate. I find a lot of comfort in knowing t...

Bayside Drummer Killed In Van Accident

11/1/2005 12:02pm EST
The drummer of Long Island band Bayside was killed last night when the band's van flipped over after hitting a patch of ice. The following is a statement from the band's official website:

"There has been a tragic loss. Bayside was in a terrible accident this morning while driving to today's concert on the "Never Sleeps Again" Tour, which includes their friends and label mates Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein and Aiden. Their drummer John "Beatz" Holohan was killed when their van flipped after hitting a patch of ice outside Cheyenne, WY. Their bass player Nick Ghanbarian was also serious...