BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Fall Tour

Between the Buried and Me will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America this fall. For the first time, the band will be performing The Parallax, both parts I and II, in their entirety. Joining the band for this tour will be The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire. The tour is scheduled to begin on September 13 in North Carolina and will wind its way across the US and Western/Central Canada before wrapping up in Tennessee on October 25.

Tickets are on sale now exclusively through SHOWstubs.com. Additionally, VIP packages are being offered. Fans have their choice of a general admission ticket, or deluxe bundles featuring an exclusive shirt, necklace, button pack, poster, loaded flash drive, or a flexi disc with the live version of Astral Body. And of course, bundles are available while supplies last!  Additional general admission tickets are on sale now through local outlets.

Between The Buried And Me’s ambitious concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, released in October of 2012, was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position of their career at #22 on the Top 200. The album also peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart, as well as earning accolades from Guitar World Magazine and claiming the #18 spot on the publication’s list of top 50 albums of 2012.

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“Between the Buried and Me Continue to dominate progressive metal with Parallax II: Future Sequence, expanding on every already-top-notch aspect of its conceptual predecessor” – Alternative Press

The Parallax II: Future Sequence offers more substance than most bands put forth in entire careers” – Decibel Magazine

“Between The Buried And Me’s music is a beautiful thing, an amazing thing, and a very complicated thing, nowhere more so than on the new album. You stand there dumbfounded at the technical wizardry of it all, wondering how in hell they manage to assemble these devilishly difficult puzzles” – DRUM! Magazine

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
w/ The Faceless, The Contortionist, The Safety Fire
09/13 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
09/14 Knoxville, TN NV
09/15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
09/16 Jacksonville, FL Brewster’s Roc Bar
09/17 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
09/19 Houston, TX House of Blues
09/20 Austin, TX The Mohawk
09/21 Dallas, TX House of Blues
09/23 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theater
09/26 Mesa, AZ The Nile
09/27 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues
09/28 San Diego, CA House of Blues
09/29 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
09/30 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
10/01 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
10/03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
10/04 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/05 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
10/07 Calgary, AB The Republik
10/08 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
10/09 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre
10/11 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
10/12 Chicago, IL Metro
10/13 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
10/14 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall
10/16 New York City, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/18 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10/19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10/20 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
10/23 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
10/24 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
10/25 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom

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LAST CHANCE TO REASON Stream New Track


LAST CHANCE TO REASON‘s forthcoming release Level 3 has been named one of the “Top Albums of 2013 (So Far)” by MetalSucks, who have labeled the band “one of the most exciting young prog acts on the scene today.” Having recently debuted the music video for The Escapist, a new song available as an instant download when you pre-order Level 3 via Bandcamp, LAST CHANCE TO REASON now unveiled Rebirth, a second track from the new album. Stream it HERE.

While their critically acclaimed 2011 PROSTHETIC debut Level 2 revolved around the movement from physical reality to virtual spaces and what those changes would mean to life and art, the new album — recorded at Audiohammer Studios with Eyal Levi (Dååth, Whitechapel, Six Feet Under) — centers around a culture escaping from a bleak dystopian future into the freedom of imagination found in virtual reality.

LAST CHANCE TO REASON will return to the road shortly on a headlining jaunt throughout the U.S. with opener Evan Brewer (The Faceless). Last week, it was announced that LCTR vocalist Michael Lessard — who toured with The Contortionist earlier this year — joined that group on a full-time basis; his Contortionist bandmate Robby Baca (guitars) will perform with Lessard and LCTR on their summer tour, full dates of which can be found below. The band has previously played alongside acts including Animals As Leaders, Protest The Hero, Obscura, The Faceless, Atheist and Intronaut, in addition to performing at such high-profile events as CMJ, SXSW and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

 Come see LAST CHANCE TO REASON live at one of the below dates:
7/25   West Chester, PA – The Note #
7/26   Pittsburgh, PA – The Galley #
7/27   Westland, MI – The Token Lounge #
7/28   Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s #
7/29   Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club #
7/30   St. Paul, MN – Studio B #
8/1    Englewood, CO – Moes Original #
8/3    Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina #
8/4    Henderson, NV – Eagles Hall #
8/6    West Hollywood, CA –  Whisky A Go Go #
8/7    Tucson, AZ – The Rock #
8/8    El Paso, TX – The War Room #
8/9    San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit #
8/10  Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West #
8/11  Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar #
8/12  Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room #
8/13  St Louis, MO – Fubar #
8/14  Nashville, TN – The End #
8/15  Newport, KY – Thompson House #
8/16  Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13 #
# with Evan Brewer

LAST CHANCE TO REASON Vocalist Touring With THE CONTORTIONIST

 

LAST CHANCE TO REASON front man Michael Lessard is temporarily filling in on vocals for The Contortionist during their spring tour, which kicked off this weekend. For dates and ticket information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/thecontortionist

Lessard recently released the following statement: “I’m happy to be helping my friends in The Contortionist for the next few months on tour as a temporary vocalist. I’ll be returning to my duties in Last Chance To Reason once these dates are finished in May. I look forward to seeing a bunch of new and familiar faces in the months to come, and to sharing new music from LCTR in the near future!”

In other LAST CHANCE TO REASON news, the band is in the running to open this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. Voting will remain open until March 31 on the Summer Slaughter Facebook page HERE.

LAST CHANCE TO REASON – who previously toured with the likes of Protest The Hero, Obscura and Animals As Leaders – recently finished recording their third album with producer Eyal Levi (Dååth, Whitechapel, Six Feet Under) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL. A late summer release is expected. Stay tuned to the band’s website for more information: facebook.com/lastchancetoreason

 

THE CONTORTIONIST Part Ways With Lead Singer

(NEW YORK, NY) – THE CONTORTIONIST announced the departure of their frontman Jonathan Carpenter with his interim replacement in one fell swoop. Jonathan and his long-time girlfriend will be expecting their first child and Carpenter has made the decision to focus on his personal life. Mike Lessard of LAST CHANCE TO REASON will be taking on vocal duties while the band finds a permanent replacement.

THE CONTORTIONIST: Robby Baca (Guitar), Joey Baca (Percussion), Cameron Maynard (Guitar), Christopher Tilley (Bass Guitar)

Statements from each of the parties can be found below.

“It’s going to be a jarring change of pace for my life, not being on the road most of the year. Making songs with the band and then performing them in front of the best fans has been a once in a lifetime experience. I wouldn’t trade the perspective I’ve found in the past few years for anything. I got to meet so many amazing people and see a good chunk of the world. I absolutely intend to keep creating and playing music in the future, albeit in a more personal pursuit.”

“I will miss seeing everyone in the TC family very much. I wish the best to all of my band buds and everyone who supports live music and all this heavy banger music we’ve been making. I feel very excited for my future with the love of my life and our pups, and our little one on the way.”

“Music has always been one of my passions and that’s what drew me to this band in the first place. The music comes first, and I know that the talent of the band will rise above this member change and they will find a new arrangement that will blow your minds.” – Jonathan Carpenter

“We are sad to see Jon go, but at the same time remain fully supportive of his decision. We look forward to the process of finding a new vocalist and writing a new record.” – Robby Baca

“I’m happy to be helping my friends in The Contortionist for the next few months on tour as a temporary vocalist. I’ll be returning to my duties in Last Chance to Reason once these dates are finished in May. I look forward to seeing a bunch of new and familiar faces in the months to come, and to sharing new music from LCTR in the near future!” – Mike Lessard

THE CONTORTIONIST released Intrinsic earlier this year to much critical acclaim. Landing at number #107 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the New Artist Chart, it was the most successful first week the band has had to date. It’s also on sale now for $6.66 here!

The band recently finished a batch of successful dates with DEFTONES and will be appearing at this year’s NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL next month. They’re hitting the road with label-mates, WITHIN THE RUINS next week and will be supporting AFTER THE BURIAL in the coming months.

“The band’s ability to balance chaos and solemnity have never been better. Breaking from soft, ethereal passages into grueling, mosh-ready grooves at the drop of a hat” – Altpress.com

“The Contortionist are, without a doubt, one of the most exciting young prog-metal bands on the scene today” – MetalSucks

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Causality – (Official Video)

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SCALE THE SUMMIT Post “Behind The Scenes” Studio Footage

 

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT revealed an exclusive sneak peek into the recording of their upcoming album, The Migration. Check it out HERE.

The Migration was recorded in January at North Carolina’s Basement Studios with producer Jamie King (BTBAM, He Is Legend, For Today), and is expected to be released this summer. The album is the follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2011 release The Collective, which Guitar World labeled “essential prog.” The group, who spent much of 2011 and 2012 on tour with the likes of Periphery, Fair To Midland, Cynic, The Contortionist, The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Trioscapes, will soon announce their first tour of 2013. Stay tuned to the band’s website for further updates: https://www.facebook.com/scalethesummit

New Album The Migration Scheduled For Summer Release

Additionally, bassist Mark Michell has released a bass instructional book titled Guide to Right-Hand Technique for Bass via the band’s official web store HERE. This instructional guide focuses around all of the various “plucking-hand” techniques and includes 16 chapters (143 pages), over 120 unique exercises, photos, descriptive “how-to” captions and a variety of diverse exercises targeting essentially every skill level. A full-gloss front cover and spiral-bounding for easier reading also included.

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THE CONTORTIONIST To Support DEFTONES

(NEW YORK, NY) Fresh off a successful run with HATEBREED and DYING FETUS, THE CONTORTIONIST announced their participation in a handful of dates with DEFTONES.

Spring 2013 Tour Dates Announced, Intrinsic Out Now!

Frontman/Keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter weighs in on the news:

“We feel honored to be sharing the stage with the legendary Deftones! They have an incredible sound that has absolutely impacted us as musicians. Should be a surreal week”

The band then heads out on the road with label-mates WITHIN THE RUINS on a batch of dates trekking to the west coast and back. They’ll then kick off the THE ROAD TO METAL FEST supporting AFTER THE BURIAL. Dates on TOUR DATES page (click tab above).

THE CONTORTIONIST released Intrinsic to much critical acclaim. Landing at number #107 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the New Artist Chart, it was the most successful first week the band has had to date. It’s also on sale now for $6.66 here!

“The band’s ability to balance chaos and solemnity have never been better. Breaking from soft, ethereal passages into grueling, mosh-ready grooves at the drop of a hat”Altpress.com

“This is certainly one of the most exciting metal albums of the year, and it shows that The Contortionist is definitely going places in the very near future”Metal Injection

“The Contortionist are, without a doubt, one of the most exciting young prog-metal bands on the scene today”MetalSucks

“It is not a record to put on while studying or in the car, but on a good stereo or set of headphones and really kick back and get immersed. It truly deserves your full attention, and so does this band” – About.com

THE CONTORTIONIST: Robby Baca (Guitar), Jonathan Carpenter (Vocals, Keyboards), Joey Baca (Percussion), Cameron Maynard (Guitar), Christopher Tilley (Bass Guitar)

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SCALE THE SUMMIT Video Update

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT revealed a new video update about the writing process for their upcoming spring 2013 release, The Migration.

The band also confirmed they will begin recording the album at Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC with Jamie King (BTBAM, He Is Legend, For Today) on January 2. More information will be announced shortly.

SCALE THE SUMMIT’s critically acclaimed 2011 release The Collective was labeled by Hails and Horns as ” a perfect example of the pinnacle of musical excellence.”

The album’s extensive touring cycle saw the band complete several successful headlining runs in addition to support tours with the likes of Periphery, Protest the Hero, Cynic, The Contortionist, The Human Abstract and Fair To Midland.

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THE CONTORTIONIST Debut New Music Video

THE CONTORTIONIST is: Robby Baca (Guitar), Jonathan Carpenter (Vocals, Keyboards), Joey Baca (Percussion), Cameron Maynard (Guitar), Christopher Tilley (Bass Guitar).

THE CONTORTIONIST debuted a brand new music video today for their single, Dreaming Schematics.

For fans familiar with their last video for Causality, you will see a definitive correlation between the two.

Front man Jonathan Carpenter comments,

We’re very pleased with the vibe captured in our new video. It has a very spacey look and that fits the ethereal sounds of the song.”

Click the image above or HERE to view.

The band recently announced their participation in the DIVINITY OF PURPOSE TOUR featuring HATEBREED, which begins early next year. Dates can be seen below and tickets are on sale now here.

THE CONTORTIONIST released Intrinsic earlier this year to much critical acclaim. Landing at number #107 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the New Artist Chart, it was the most successful first week the band has had to date.

It’s also on sale now for $6.66 here!

“The band’s ability to balance chaos a
nd solemnity have never been better. Breaking from soft, ethereal passages into grueling, mosh-ready grooves at the drop of a hat.” – Altpress.com

“This is certainly one of the most exciting metal albums of the year, and it shows that The Contortionist is definitely going places in the very near future.” Metal Injection

The Contortionist are, without a doubt, one of the most exciting young prog-metal bands on the scene today.” MetalSucks

“It is not a record to put on while studying or in the car, but on a good stereo or set of headphones and really kick back and get immersed. It truly deserves your full attention, and so does this band.” – About.com

 

SCALE THE SUMMIT Album Teaser

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT have revealed the title for their upcoming Spring 2013 release The Migration. More information on  the album will be announced shortly.The album will be a follow-up to the critically accclaimed 2011 release The Collective.

The band have also released a short video featuring footage from their writing session which can be viewed below:

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The band’s current line up consists of Chris Letchford (guitars), Travis Levrier (guitars),Mark Michell (bass), and Pat Skeffington (drums). Since the release of their 2009 breakthrough Carving Desert Canyons the band has toured extensively alongside some of the largest names in modern progressive metal including Dream Theater, Periphery, Protest The Hero, Devin Townsend, The Contortionist, Periphery and Between The Buried And Me. Additionally, the band has taken out up-and-coming acts such as Today I Caught the Plague and Trioscapes on recent headlining runs.

For weekly updates and more information on the album, please visit the band’s websites:
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