Wednesday, August 20, 2008

BMA News Update: the_Network checks in, Cancer Bats vid to premier on MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball,' and much more

Happy hump day to all of you. It's the lame, half-way point of the week, meaning one of two things. If you're a glass-is-half-full kind of person, it means your work week is almost over. But Wednesday also means time for us to drop some BMA news at your virtual doorstep.

the_Network is going through some changes -- but not in a RuPaul sort of way. First, the good changes. The band will begin recording its second full length with BMA in October for "Bishop Kent Manning," the title spawns from guitarist Kevin Howley's short story posted in a previous Artist Entry. Shortly following recording, the_Network will tour in the U.K. and in turn will release a split with U.K. based band Throats, titled "Notes from the Turncoat Campaign" through Holy Roar in the U.K. and yours truly in the U.S. And finally, the bad change. the_Network drummer Tim will be leaving the band following recording "Bishop Kent Manning" and the band's U.K. tour due to the financial destitution that comes with being in a band. The band is currently searching for a replacement. E-mail the_Network guitarist Pete Marr if you're a skins player lookin' for a gig: Check out the band's MySpace page to hear the_Network's music.

Cancer Bats makes its debut on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" with the premier of its video, "Hail Destroyer." The show airs Saturday night at 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Dance Club Massacre has solidified November 11 as the release date for its upcoming release, "Circle of Death." The band is also in the process of booking a fall tour to support the new album and needs your help in doing so. Check out the DCM MySpace page for the tentative dates and locations. If you are interested in booking the band, please contact guitarist Mitch Hein via e-mail:

Behold...the Arctopus is currently on "The Ultimate Brodeo" tour with Intronaut and Mouth of the Architect -- just thought we'd refresh your memory about this fantastic tour. Go to the band's MySpace to find out if these sweet dudes will be comin' to your town.

1 comment:

memoryleak said...

I was at the Ultimate Brodeo tour in Cambridge. Watching BTA made me want to stop playing music. I just don't see the point anymore now that they exist.