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Attack Attack! Announce Supporting Bands for for UK Tour

Attack Attack! have announced supporting acts for their UK tour, Heights and Calore.

Tour Dates:
3/3 – Bristol Cooler (0844 811 0051)
3/4 – Leeds Cockpit (0113 245 5570)
3/5 – Glasgow Cathouse (0844 4999 9990)
3/6 – Manchester Sound Control (0161 832 1111)
3/7 – London Underworld (0207 403 3331)
3/8 – Tunbridge Wells Forum (0844 811 0051)

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Attack Attack! This Means War Preorder on iTunes

Attack Attack! has made there upcoming album This Means War available for preorder download on iTunes for 9.99. The album is expected to be released Jan 17, 2012

Place your order here.


Attack Attack! Announce New Album “This Means War”

Rise Records’ Attack Attack! have revealed their forthcoming album will be titled “This Means War” and arrive in stores January 17, 2012.

Attack Attack! start their headling tour January 26th in Columbus Ohio. The tour will feature The Ghost Inside, Sleeping With Sirens, Chunk! No Captain Chunk! and Dream On Dreamer. Dates can be viewed below

Tour dates:
1.26.12 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Call
1.27.12 – Toledo, OH – The Omi
1.28.12 – Grand Rapids – The Intersection
1.29.12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
1.31.12 – Des Moines, IA – Peoples Court
2.01.12 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
2.02.12 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
2.04.12 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
2.05.12 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
2.07.12 – Fresno, CA – Rainbow Ballroom
2.08.12 – Bakersfield, CA – Golden State Hall
2.09.12- Las Vegas, NV- Hard Rock Café
2.10.12- Pomona, CA- The Glass House
2.11.12 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
2.12.12- Albuquerque, NM- Sunshine Theater
2.14.12- Austin, TX- Emo’s East
2.17.12 – Tallahassee, FL – Floyd’s
2.18.12 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
2.19.12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
2.21.12 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
2.22.12- Richmond, VA- The Hat Factory
2.23.12- Allentown, PA- Crocodile Rock
2.24.12- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
2.25.12- Danbury, CT- Tuxedo Junction
2.26.12- Poughkeepsie, NY- The Chance/The Loft


SOTD 4.18.11 “Smokahontas” – Attack Attack!

Band:
From: Westerville, Ohio
Formed: 2005

From the 2010 Album Attack Attack!

“Smokahontas”
I’m alone in a crowded room
Conversations that I’ll never remember
Trapped in a reality
That shouldn’t be, that shouldn’t be!

Show me the way
Allow me to see cause my heart is broken
Be my escape
Allow me to hear with a word unspoken
Oh I am seperated from the one I was made to love

I’m pathetic and lost
They are so seperating
I am the one who had control
You are upon me

This darkness closing in
It’s just beginning
This darkness closing in
It’s just beginning

Show me the way
Allow me see cause my heart is broken
Be my escape
Allow me to hear with a word unspoken
Oh let me feel this love again
Let me feel this love again
Oh I am seperated from the one I was made to love

What is this life void of love?
It’s not a life at all!
What is this life void of love?
Can you feel your heart as it hits the ground?
Can you feel your heart as it hits the ground?

This darkness closing is just beginning
This darkness closing is never going to end!

How do you expect me to trust you
when everything you say is a lie
I’m sticking up for my friends I can count on
This is loyalty, this is a family!
This is a family!
This is my family!

Attack Attack! – Smokahontas from Thunder Down Country on Vimeo.


MTV2’s “Headbangers Bust”

So some of you may or may not have seen the 2011 Headbangers Ball, so I’ll just sum it up for you.

When Attack Attack! stated that they would be hosting the show, they really meant that Andrew Wetzel (drums) and Caleb Shomo (lead vox) would be hosting it. Oh well. A problem that was seen throughout the show was the cutting off of the hosts’ words. Every music video and commercial cut off what the two were talking about. Also, the 1-hour long show consisted of virtually 45 minutes of commercials… So that left me upset. It would just be horrendous if MTV actually had too much music on it, wouldn’t it?

The cutting off of the guys’ words was redeemed, however, with the opening music video of Attack Attack!’s song ‘Smokahontas’. I’ve already watched the video on YouTube, but it was just neat to see it on the television. After that, another music vid came on. This time it was Darkest Hour’s ‘Savor the Kill’ music video. It was an alright song, but I’ve never really listened to the band so it didn’t quite hold my attention.

After commercials and whatnot, Caleb was asked if he could tour with any band, who it would be. To which he answered Rage Against the Machine, saying that it would be “awesome, a crazy tour” and that he’s always looked up to them as a band.

After that small portion of social interaction, on came Those Who Lie Beneath with their music video for ‘Awaken’. I was excited all throughout this video because I’ve always wanted to watch a mediocre metal band playing in a corn crib…

After more “commercialing”, Shomo again took the spotlight from Wetzel and told a crazy tour story of how his shoes once came untied onstage so he just took them off  and a kid in the crowd kept tickling his feet. #Lawlzliterally.

MTV then finally played a video worth watching: Mychildren Mybride’s ‘Crimson Grim’. Off of their newest album “Lost Boy”. Luckily enough, it was my favorite song for the album and I was unaware they even had a video for it. So, naturally, it captivated me. Then Attack Attack!’s ‘Stick Stickly’ came on and I laughed all throughout that one…

So next was more commercials then a third video worth watching! ‘Prophecy’ by Asking Alexandria came on and I was pleased by how it caught my attention. They really are a pretty great band.

After that video ended, Shomo gave his advice on new-and-upcoming bands on how to get started in the ever-changing music industry.

More commercials…

Back to “music”.

Do any of you remember Lord of the Rings? Do you remember the dwarf, Gimli? Have you ever wanted to see him star as a lead vocalist in a music video? Well Crowbar did it best with their video for ‘The Cemetery Angels’. So if you like metal and L.O.T.R., then I highly recommend Crowbar’s ‘The Cemetery Angels’.

To end the show, MTV showed us Ozzy’s ‘Let it Die’ and Alter Bridge’s ‘Isolation’.

So all-in-all, the Headbangers Ball wasn’t impressive by any standards and left me hangin’. But then again, what would MTV be without a bunch of “music letdowns”?


Attack Attack! to host MTV2’s ‘Headbangers Ball’

I’m not sure if anyone knows this or not, but music is apparently still on MTV. Well… MTV2 that is. I guess they had to make a second channel just so they could fit in some music with all those pregnant teenage girls and what-not. Anyhow, all that’s beside the point. If you couldn’t already tell from the title of this post, Attack Attack! will be hosting this year’s Headbangers Ball. The event starts at 3 A.M. (Eastern/Midnight Pacific time) tomorrow morning (March 1st, 2011) so I would suggest setting your DVRs and Tivos, and whatever else you kids have these days, to record it. They’ll be debuting their “Smokahontas” video on TV also.

(Source: @attackattackoh)


The March Ahead: In the Studio

I’d like to start off by thanking Curbsideaudio for inviting me to help out with this blog… And now onto music. Many of you may know of the recent departure of Johnny Franck from ‘Attack Attack!’ Now he’s started a new band ‘The March Ahead’ with friend Mike Caswell. Just a few days ago they reached their goal on Kickstarter.com in order to get in the studio with producer, Joey Sturgis. They’ll enter the studio sometime next month. They also recently released a video teaser for their debut album. Here it is! http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/exclusive_the_march_ahead_feat._ex-attack_attack_guitarist_johnny_franck_pr/