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Scream It Like You Mean It Tour 2012 ATTACK ATTACK!, WE CAME AS ROMANS, THE ACACIA STRAIN
WOE, IS ME, ABANDON ALL SHIPS, Oceano, The Chariot, Like Moths to Flames, In Fear And Faith, For All Those Sleeping, Close to Home, Volumes, Secrets, Hands Like Houses, Glass Cloud, At The Skylines
261 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608
Doors 2:00PM / Show 2:40PM
A Cardiff, Wales, band brought together by a strong love of punk, grunge, and new wave, Attack! Attack! UK first started blowing audiences away in 2007. Their frenetic electro-screamo brand of 21st century attitude was a quick success, and by 2008, the band signed a deal with American label Rock Ridge and released its debut (a self-titled affair) that same year. In addition to garnering attention from the professionals in the biz, Attack! Attack! UK also managed to create quite a buzz with the civilians and colleagues in the rock music universe, sharing stages with such names as Lostprophets, Go:Audio, and Funeral for a Friend. The members of Attack! Attack! UK were no strangers or newbies to the scene, however. Neil Starr (vocals, guitar), Will Davies (bass), and Ryan Day (drums) had earned their stripes and honed their chops as part of such former outfits as Dopamine, Adequate Seven, Midasuno, and Petes Sake. In addition to a strong reception to their album from the rock press, Attack! Attack! UK landed the band a rather high-profile festival appearance, storming the stages at 2008's Reading and Leeds Festivals in England. ~ Chris True, All Music Guide
WE CAME AS ROMANS
Recorded with up-and-coming producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Emarosa, Attack Attack) at his Foundation Recording Studio, the 10-song follow-up to their breakout EP, Dreams, finds the band expanding their blend of pop-infused metal.
Although recorded with the same producer, there is still an intentional difference between the two albums. We Came As Romans didn't let the fact that they are only a six-piece hold them back from achieving a more symphonic sound on To Plant A Seed. "I played the trombone from Elementary school until I graduated high school and I always took the sound of a symphonic band or an orchestra with me," explains Moore of their decision to add orchestral elements to the album such as the violins, brass, and piano interlaced throughout the album's dynamic layers.
Not unlike the EP, the lyrics on To Plant A Seed reflect We Came As Romans' goal of spreading a positive message through their music. The band hopes, "when people hear the album, they might not change the way they think or the way they act right now, but hopefully we've planted that ‘seed', that thought of love, and it can grow."
The theme of the album is carried through to the artwork. Painted by acclaimed artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, Chiodos), the album cover depicts a "very innocent looking boy in which the ‘seed' has been planted in his mind and it grows to his heart, out of his palms and becomes branches," describes Moore.
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/wecameasromans#ixzz0thWyJMU7
THE ACACIA STRAIN
The Acacia Strain is an American deathcore band from Chicopee, Massachusetts
WOE, IS ME
Emerging from the rubble of various local & signed bands Woe, Is Me builds it’s self on an ever expanding experimental level of musicianship. Being signed before even their first show, and only weeks after being “public” from Atlanta’s local scene, these kids pack a powerful punch; easily seen behind they’re catchy choruses, and punchy break downs. Either it being “Electronical” influences, or “balls” full instrumentation the constant energy is never lacking amongst they’re tracks. New to the public ear Woe, Is Me sets fourth to record they’re album in May/June of 2010; Number[s] being the name of their anticipated LP, you can only be sure to expect nothing less from these power-house group of guys.
“I always had a thing for heavy/electronically driven music” Austin Thornton (Ex: drummer from Of Machines) explains. “That’s the basis that we built WIM around although it’s only semi-represented in our current available tracks, our new material will truly highlight that “metal/electrical” sound we’ve came to acquire over time, so I’d expect nothing less then a heavier/melodic side of us, for sure hah no joke! ”
Starting to tour in early/late July, with the drive behind them this “experimental melodic-core” band will be sure to stand against any mountain put in front of them.
So keep and eye and ear out, only to be expecting new things around every corner!
In 2003, the hardcore underground received a fresh burst of raw, scorching energy in the form of The Chariot. Under the leadership of front man Josh Scogin, the band spent two years touring under their debut album Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead, and Nothing Is Bleeding and their 2005 EP Unsung. After solidifying their lineup, The Chariot hit the recording studio agai...n to release the full-length album The Fiancee in 2007. “The Fiancee” was well received by hardcore listeners and helped to boost The Chariot’s constantly growing fan base.
Their newest full-length record, Wars and Rumors of Wars, was just released in May of 2009.
All elements of the band come together to create an aggressive presence that appeals to punk rock, hardcore, and metal fans alike. They are known for their adrenaline-fueled live performances that can only be described as pure, boundless rock and roll.
There is one thing everyone can be certain of: The Chariot will continue to be a driving force on hardcore punk scene. Current and soon-to-be fans alike have a lot to look forward to as the band’s reputation continues to grow, and “Wars and Rumors of Wars” is no exception.
Like Moths to Flames
Formed in 2008, Like Moths To A Flame is a driving force in a movement of music to be reckoned with. Forming with musicians who have all had their taste of ups and let downs, Like Moths To A Flame knows what it takes to go with their own unique style of heart-stopping music. The band, after having members come from all different walks or life and backgrounds will surely be a promising sight for music lovers everywhere they go.
In Fear And Faith
In Fear & Faith recently signed to Rise Records, and is one of the most explosive new bands to burst on the scene. Their debut full length album “Your World on Fire” is out now and features guest vocals by Craig of Chiodos & Jeremy of A Day to Remember
Close to Home
It's very rare that a band can come into the hardcore scene, does it well, and turn heads. Even more rarely does a band come into the pop Scene, does it well, and turn heads. Close To Home does both and shows no sign of slowing down.
The band hails from Cincinnati, and has been touring and selling records DIY for a great part of their early career. The band's hard work ethic got them many sponsor/endorsement deals that even national signed bands would be competing for. The band recently decided on a label to get behind their first full-length release and will be announcing it very shortly.
They have toured DIY independently for years and played dates with Warped Tour, Taste Of Chaos, Silverstein, We Came As Romans, Saosin, Papa Roach, I See Stars, Attack Attack!, Asking Alexandria, and many more. Their Infectious melodies and lyrics keep you wanting more, but they bring enough strength to their live performance and breakdowns to leave even the heaviest of fans satisfied.
Hailing from sunny San Diego, CA, SECRETS has already made an impact as one of the most promising up and coming acts in the scene. Armed with irresistibly catchy choruses, soaring vocals, and mercilessly dynamic breakdowns, its no wonder the post-hardcore five-piece has seen such success since signing to Velocity/Rise Records in the Spring of 2011.
Velocity Records' Dave Shapiro says, "When I heard these songs, I knew San Diego had yet another band that would be at the forefront of their genre." Rise Records' founder Craig Ericson is equally pumped on the signing, explaining, "Dave showed me the band and I immediately knew these guys were keepers."
SECRETS released their debut full length The Ascent (Produced by Tom Denney) in January of 2012 to rave reviews. The record debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and became the first Velocity Records release to crack the Billboard Top 200, debuting at #185. SECRETS will be touring heavily this Spring in support of the release, hitting the road with Sleeping With Sirens in March and April and then jumping right into the "This World Is Ours" tour in April and May with heavy hitters Attack Attack! and Escape The Fate.
Check out SECRETS' signing announcement video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNZaswx9Qm0.
Hands Like Houses
Hands Like Houses are a fresh and explosive 6 piece from Canberra, Australia. With a rapidly expanding international fanbase, the band has captivated audiences with their electric blend of technical, effects- heavy songwriting with post-hardcore passion and stage presence. Driven by rich lyricism and melodic, emotive vocals in the vein of Emarosa and The Getaway Plan, the band presents a complex and finely crafted mix of guitar and electronics, drawing from a broad range of influence including Thrice, The Receiving End of Sirens and Closure in Moscow.
The closing of 2011 saw the band sign to American record label Rise Records, with their highly anticipated debut album 'Ground Dweller' subsequently announced to be released worldwide on March 13th.
HLH traveled to the USA in 2010 and 2011 to record 'Ground Dweller' with Cameron Mizell of Chango Studios (Woe, Is Me, Sleeping With Sirens, Oceana). The subsequent single releases, 'This Ain't No Place For Animals', and ʻLion Skin (feat. Tyler Carter and Jonny Craig)' earned the band over 5,000 independent single sales via iTunes during 2011, and their most recent single 'Antarctica', released on Youtube through Rise Records, has amassed almost 200,000 views in its first month. Along with the band's self-produced acoustic versions of 'Lion Skin' and ʻThe Sowerʼ, their YouTube channels have seen over three quarters of a million views, growing daily.
Boasting a dedicated and fast-growing international fanbase, built through years of personally managing their social networks and independent promotion and touring, Hands Like Houses will release their hotly anticipated debut album 'Ground Dweller' on March 9th in Australia (March 13th worldwide through Rise Records). Buoyed by exceptional online pre-order numbers for a debut release, the record is well on track to break into the Billboard Top 200 and Heatseeker charts in the US in its first week.
To date, the band has supported a number of notable acts from Australia and around the world, including The Getup Kids (USA), As Tall As Lions (USA), The Getaway Plan (AUS), Dream On Dreamer (AUS), Break Even (AUS), Hopes Die Last (ITA) and Tonight Alive (AUS). Their 2011 touring schedule saw the band play 50+ shows across Australia and Europe, impressing audiences with a sound and stage presence beyond their standing.
Since forming in 2006 between high school friends, the band has evolved and grown to a dedicated and close-knit group. As So Long Safety, the band was nominated for 2 MusicOz awards in 2008, in the Schoolies and Music Video categories. Their singles 'Lion Skin' and 'Antarctica' have seen weekly rotation on Triple J, Australia's largest alternative radio station, as well as regular play on local and internet stations including Western Australia's The Pit FM.
2012 will see Hands Like Houses add to their list of local, national and international supports, beginning with Pushover 2012 in Melbourne Australia in support of Parkway Drive, Tonight Alive, 360 and others, before embarking on their first leg of US touring in the northern Spring/Summer to promote the release of 'Ground Dweller'.
At The Skylines
Scream It Like You Mean It Tour 2012 ATTACK ATTACK!, WE CAME AS ROMANS, THE ACACIA STRAIN with WOE, IS ME, ABANDON ALL SHIPS, Oceano, The Chariot, Like Moths to Flames, In Fear And Faith, For All Those Sleeping, Close to Home, Volumes, Secrets, Hands Like Houses, Glass Cloud, At The Skylines
Saturday, July 7 · Doors 2:00PM / Show 2:40PM at Palladium