Thursday, August 13, 2009

the_Network Announces US Tour with Australia's Robotosaurus

the_Network reveals plans to tour the eastern half of the US this fall with Australia’s Robotosaurus. Starting in Texas and ending in the_Network’s home state of New Hampshire, the tour includes shows with such bands as Strung Out, Rise And Fall, and Fight Amp.

No strangers to the road, the_Network has toured Australia, the UK, Puerto Rico, and the US, all within the past year.

the_Network’s second full length album, Bishop Kent Manning, is due out September 15 on Black Market Activities. Produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them), Bishop Kent Manning is a concept album that follows the epic story of a corrupt televangelist’s decline.

Oct 2 Austin, TX @ Red 7 (w/ Strung Out)

Oct 3 Houston, TX @ Moto Warehouse (w/ Dissent)

Oct 4 New Orleans, LA @ Dragon's Den (w/ Thou)

Oct 5 Birmingham, AL @ a storage unit

Oct 6 Charleston, SC @ Weekends Pub (w/ Nations)

Oct 7 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery (w/ Rise and Fall, Bracewar)

Oct 8 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi (w/ Fight Amp, The Catalyst)

Oct 9 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/ Fight Amp, Rosetta)

Oct 10 Binghamton, NY @ The Downtown Quarterback (w/ Dance-A-Tron)

Oct 11 Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston (w/ Mabus)

Oct 12 New York, NY @ Lit Lounge

Oct 16 Providence, RI @ The Sweatshop (w/ Krang)

Oct 17 Burlington, VT @ 242 Main St (w/ Ghosting)

Oct 18 Dover, NH @ The Brickhouse

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This Destroy Destroy Destroy fan is so tr00

Destroyx3 Guitarist Jeremiah Scott with Battle Slut tattooed homeboy Bobby!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Black Market Activities Reveals the_Network Album Details, Unveils New Track

Black Market Activities proudly reveals its next release: Bishop Kent Manning, the staggering second album by the_Network, out September 15 on BMA.

Produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them) at Godcity Studio and mastered by Nick Zampiello (Torche, Unsane) at New Alliance, Bishop Kent Manning is a concept album that follows the epic story of a corrupt televangelist’s decline. Opening with the desperate cry, “I just got caught blood-redhanded selling absolution for a lion's share,” the album tells its tale through ten tracks that veer seamlessly from jagged aggro chaos to haunting melody and back again. Inspired by the likes of Coalesce and Botch, Bishop Kent Manning is an album of anthems -- both complex and simplistic, atonal and melodic, it’s all from the gut and it’s all punk rock.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Bishop Kent Manning, Black Market Activities unveils “You Fucking Fakes,” a song that embodies the spirit of the new album and gives a taste of how far the_Network has evolved. Stream “You Fucking Fakes,” here:

And read an exclusive excerpt from the short story written by the_Network guitarist Kevin Howley to accompany the album, here:

Bishop Kent Manning’s full tracklisting is as follows:

1) From Holy Water To Holy Wars

2) Following And Failing

3) Your Own Personal Time Bomb

4) Service With A Smile

5) Telethons For The Rich

6) Paranoid Deserter

7) Easter Just Stopped Showing Up

8) Corpse Paint

9) You Fucking Fakes

10) Kent Manning

Look for the_Network on tour in the US throughout the fall in support of Bishop Kent Manning. Renowned as champions of the “do-it-yourself, eat-shit mentality,” the_Network has already toured Australia, England, Scotland, and Puerto Rico, all within the past year.

Video of the Week: Abominable Iron Sloth - "Hats Made of Veal and that New Car Scent"

(Video Cred: Directed by - Scott Cramer, Produced by - Three Hench Men / ILine Entertainment)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Artist Entry: Lye By Mistake hotshot Maxx Tempo gives us an LBM summertime update

(Photo credit: Jake Didion)

Summer time is here and in full effect in muggy old St. Charles Missouri, the birthplace of the Louis and Clark Expedition and Big League Chew. The weather here is to die for. Seriously, I’ll be surprised if I don’t get sucked bone dry by all the god damn mosquitoes. I can’t even jerk off at Naomi’s place without getting bit by one.
I know most of you out there are thinking “I wonder what those crazy guys from Lye By Mistake have been up to?” Well if you must know, the crew has just wrapped up production of their second full length Compact Disk entitled, "Fea Jur." In the meantime the crew has been up to the old routine of life at home between tours.
When Ben Whailin isn’t gigging with Lye By Mistake he’s rocking out with famed cover band, The Money Shot. Ben also teaches a legion of young squirts the way of the guitar in an almost religious fashion. If he’s not playing or teaching he’ll just pose in front of the mirror practicing guitar moves with his iconic Music Man strapped on only inches away from chipping a tooth. Ben Whailin also loves to paint in his spare time using his guitar as a paint brush--come to think of it, I can‘t say I‘ve ever seen him with out his beloved guitar strapped on.
Underneath Whailin’s wings is Murl Philpot, a young, talented, and hip guitarist with a dream to get filthy stinkin' rich with this band. Murl gigs around town with a group of gentile gentlemen that call themselves The Gorge, be on the lookout for these guys. I’m telling you right here and now, in a few years they’re going to be the next Color Me Badd.
Then there’s Jonnie Pokket. At it again schlepping the meat, not at your local grocer though. He’s been working with the Production Company 101 dicks getting ready to launch an instructional Bass Tapping/Finger Banging technique DVD due out just in time for the holidays.
As for me, well I’m teaming up with Jonnie and we are preparing an exciting new line of double-sided dildos called the "Tag Team Duo," which will be molded true to our "forms" with a combined length of 9 inches! I’ve also been working on my tan, and I just enlisted in a Tae Kwon Do class to get me in shape to play the new material Live.
We played a show last week for a loyal crowd full of Lye by fans, by no mistake. The new material has been completely obliterating faces, where the old material would leave faces melted like a grilled cheese sandwich this new shit is leaving nothing behind--not even a fart particle can survive. We are unleashing a wave of sound that not even Helen Keller could withstand. If you think you are man enough to harkin' such an album, you’d best prepare yourself for audible annihilation. "Fea Jur" drops in record stores in Fall ‘09.


Maxx Tempo

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Video of the Week: Engineer live in NYC @ Death by Audio

Engineer is currently on the road with Tides. Use this video to pre-game accordingly.