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Chiodos Announce Tour Dates With Atreyu & Blessthefall

August 23, 2010 by  
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Chiodos has announced plans for a  full U.S. and Canada tour, alongside Atreyu, blessthefall, Architects (UK), and Endless Hallway, on the Congregation Of The Damned tour.  Chiodos’ upcoming release, Illuminaudio, will be available on October 5th and will feature the band’s two newest members, vocalist Brandon Bolmer (formerly of Yesterday’s Rising) and drummer Tanner Wayne (formerly of Underminded and Scary Kids Scaring Kids).   Check out the full listing of tour dates below:

The Congregation Of The Damned Tour Datesw/Atreyu, blessthefall, Architects (UK), and Endless Hallway:
Oct 20  Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
Oct 21  San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Oct 22  Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Oct 23  Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Oct 25  Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Oct 26  Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
Oct 27  Calgary, AB, CAN @ MacEwan Hall
Oct 28  Edmonton, AB CAN @ Edmonton Events Centre
Oct 29  Saskatoon, SK, CAN @ The Odeon (Canada)
Oct 30  Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ Garrick Center
Nov 02  Toronto, ONT, CAN @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Nov 03  Montreal, QC, CAN @ Metropolis
Nov 04  Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Nov 05  Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Nov 06  Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov 08  Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Nov 09  Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Small’s
Nov 10  Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Nov 12  Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
Nov 13  Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 14  Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Nov 15  Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Nov 17  Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Nov 18  Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Nov 19  Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Nov 20  Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
Nov 21  Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Nov 23  San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Nov 24  Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Nov 26  Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Nov 27  Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues

Mayhem Fest 2010 Bands Confirmed – Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God & More

January 20, 2010 by  
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There’s been a lot of speculation over who would be playing this years Mayhem Fest but it’s now official.  The main stage will see the likes of Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch.

The Mayhem Festival Stage will have Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches of Blood.

The Jagermeister Stage will be Hatebreed, Chimaira, Shadows Fall and Winds of Plague.

The dates have been posted as well:

Jul 10 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul 11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 13 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater Southeast
Jul 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
Jul 18 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Jul 20 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Jul 23 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 24 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
Jul 25 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul 27 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
Jul 28 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul 30 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 31 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug 01 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug 04 – Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug 06 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
Aug 08 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
Aug 10 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
Aug 11 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater
Aug 13 – Dallas, TX – Center
Aug 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre

TWRY Video Of The Week – Atreyu/Storm To Pass

November 1, 2009 by  
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Atreyu has just released their latest album, Congregation of the Damned! The album is the band’s fifth studio album and features the first single, “Storm To Pass,” as well as the heavy-hitting song, “Stop! Before It’s Too Late And We’ve Destroyed It All.” Currently, the band is on a nationwide tour with Hollywood Undead. Visit their official site,, for all tour dates and ticket information and make sure to pick up your copy of Congregation of the Damned on iTunes and in stores everywhere!

We’ve selected their first single “Storm To Pass” as our video of the week so check it out below!

ATREYU | MySpace Music Videos

Atreyu Release Fifth Webisode‏

October 21, 2009 by  
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Atreyu’s new album Congregation of the Damned is almost here, and to keep up the buzz the band has released a new webisode. This clip previews a song titled “Leading Is A Luxury” off the upcoming record, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at a live show as well as the recording process. Fans can feel the band’s energy and excitement about the album which Atreyu calls their strongest work yet.

Congregation of the Damned will be in stores on Tuesday, October 27thand the lead single “Storm to Pass” is available now on iTunes. Visit Atreyu’s official website for full details on their tour with Hollywood Undead.

Atreyu Release First Single “Storm To Pass”‏

September 16, 2009 by  
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Atreyu has officially released the first single, “Storm To Pass,” from their upcoming October 27th release, Congregation of the Damned. This is the second song from the upcoming album that the band has released, the first being the much heavier song titled “Stop! Before It’s Too Late And We’ve Destroyed It All.” You can hear both tracks now on the band’s official MySpace page.

In support of the album, Atreyu kicks of their 27-stop tour with Hollywood Undead on October 16th in Lubbock, TX.

ATREYU Release New Song‏ From Their Upcoming Album

September 15, 2009 by  
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Atreyu’s new album Congregation of the Damned doesn’t drop until October 27th, but in the meantime the band is giving fans a taste of their new material on their Myspace page. Currently the only song on their music player, the track “Stop! Before It’s Too Late And We’ve Destroyed It All” was released at 10:27pm Sunday night. The band plans to release their first single “Storm To Pass,” tonight (9/15) on their MySpace at 12:01 EST, so keep checking their Myspace for updates.

Atreyu, 10 Years, Armor for Sleep, Hawthorne Heights – Projekt Revolution 2008

Projekt Revolution 2008
July 16, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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10 Years
Projekt Revolution 2008
July 16, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Armor for Sleep
Projekt Revolution 2008
July 16, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Hawthorne Heights
Projekt Revolution 2008
July 16, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Taste of Chaos 2008

March 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Concert Reviews

tocmainTaste of Chaos
Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Blessthefall, Bullet For My Valentine & More
March 21, 2008
Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Reviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

On Friday March 21st, Taste of Chaos rolled into The Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA for what has become an annual rock n’ roll pilgrimage. As I rounded the corner of the venue an hour after doors had opened and the line was still wrapped around the venue, it was proof enough that these kids were not messin’ around. Taste of Chaos is pretty much the all you can eat buffet of rock n’ roll, blending the best of different genres from metal to melodic rock to put on one amazing night of live music. On this particular night the crowd would see eight bands, talk about some bang for your buck.

Starting out the evening was a trio of Japanese bands: D’espairsRay, MUCC, and The Underneath, each treating the crowd to a diverse style of rock sounds, it was clear they were proud to be there and left everything they had on stage. All three bands performed with high energy and looked quite comfortable on stage, engaging in some crowd interaction between songs and communicating via the one true international language…music.

D’espairsRay MUCC

Between set changes, where Idiot Pilot would normally take the stage, one of the Ernie Ball finalist bands Vallon played. Not sure why Idiot Pilot couldn’t make the gig but Vallon was happy to take their slot playing to a almost full venue at this point and probably the largest crowd they’ve ever faced. It was probably the most exciting night of their life.

It was about this time that the crowd surfing began. While most venues in New England have put the kibosh on crowd surfing, The Tsongas Arena kicks it old school and allows kids to surf the crowd until their hearts are content (or smothered!). Some people dig this, and obviously some don’t. Music purists would say that it’s part of the experience, however, the kids that waited outside in the cold for hours and hours to be in the front only to be kicked in the head by a passing surfer might see it differently. Crowd surfing isn’t really an integral part of the experience for all music fans so this is one that we’ll have to call a draw on. By this point, kids were already being feverishly pulled out of the general admission pit in desperate need of a breathe of air, a gallon of water, and on occasion, a medic.

Next up, hailing from the UK, metalcore badasses Bullet For My Valentine. Undoubtedly a lot of the crowd had come for one band and one band only – and this was them. Their stage show was bare bones, letting their music and attitude do the talking for them. Lead singer Matt Tuck did take a few opportunities to flash the dual bird to the crowd, but hey, it was all in the name of rock. With rock star poses and the chops to back it up their set was among the best of the night.

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One thing that was a bit different this year and years past was the disappearance of the revolving stage which made for a smooth transition between each act.  Instead, the bands that drew the short end of the stick were stuck on a shortened part of the stage coined “stage 2” playing to half of the crowd while the other side of the crowd looked on, left wondering what was going on.

Following a band like Bullet For My Valentine isn’t easy but Screamo Christian metal kings Blessthefall weren’t worried about it, they played through their set with reckless abandon with lead singer Mike Frisby playing to the masses.  He was settled high on the speakers using every inch of the shortened second stage to unleash their madness. Shortly into the set he would become one with the audience egging the crowd to participate in what has become Blessthefall’s staple – the “wall of death” mosh pit. High energy from song to song made their set pass in an instant, it’s no wonder these guys were a quick favorite on last years Warped tour, their energy is infectious and overwhelming at the same time.

When Atreyu hit the stage, the crowd was at full capacity and the band was bouncing off the walls with their energy. Bringing to the tour a bit more melodic rock than the metal parade that preceded them they certainly weren’t holding anything back. When it comes to crowd participation, it was clear which side of the argument Atreyu was on, some of the first words out of lead singer Alex Varkatzas mouth was…”let’s see how many of you can surf the crowd during this song.” What would follow was nothing short of amazing, kid after kid after kid came flying towards the stage, the security staff was on fire pulling them out one after the other, some kids probably over and over again. After that it was a sea of fists pumping in unison as Atreyu rocked through a collection of songs from their latest album “Lead Sails Paper Anchor.” and tossing in some older hits for good measure.


As the big screen counted down the seconds until Avenged Sevenfold would take the stage, the energy was permeable. While this was probably not one of the easiest shows to photograph in terms of kids flying overhead left and right, it was definitely an interesting one to watch from the sidelines. As we stood underneath the black curtain up against the stage right before it dropped the stage started to fill with smoke. Avenged Sevenfold had entered the building. Smoke..check. Pyro…check. Skull and crossbones…check. Opening with lead singer M. Shadows at the piano, it would be the one and only time all evening that he would stay still for that long, the rest of the evening would have him bouncing to every corner of the stage only giving up center stage long enough for guitar duo Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance to win over the crowd with their signature dueling guitars. The rhythm section of bassist Johnny Christ and Drummer “The Reverend” were the most enigmatic members of the band, Christ swaggering around the stage but keeping a comfy distance from the front and the Rev fulling immersed in his massive kit.

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Known for their rabid fanbase and grassroots rise to success Avenged Sevenfold performed a solid set of tunes new and old and mixed and mingled with the crowd between songs. The personal interaction gave the feeling of a much more intimate setting.

At the end of the night I’m pretty sure every one left the Tsongas Arena feeling as if they just got their ass handed to them by a rock and roll army, and really, would they want it any other way?


Full gallery of photos from the show here