Up The Fury recording Detonate Records debut with Latterman’s Phil Douglas

Long Island, NY hardcore act Up the Fury (former members of This Is Hell and the Backup Plan) will hit the Burn It Down/Rebuild studio on July 28th to record with Latterman vocalist / guitarist Phil Douglas producing. The band will be tracking nine songs for their debut full length Behind Every Mind. The album is set for a fall 2007 release on Connecticut based Detonate Records.

The band has also announced that their planned August European tour has been cancelled due to financial difficulties. This is the second year in a row that the band’s had to bail on their overseas plans.
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Tours: The Cure (North America)

The Cure are set to arrive on North American shores this September for a tour. Robert Smith and company will be supported on all dates by UK based industrial / post-rock act 65daysofstatic. Prior to the dates in the US and Canada the long running band will play a set of shows in Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

The Cure released their self-titled The Cure, their twelfth album, in 2004.
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Stephen Brodsky’s Octave Museum (2005-2007)

Boston’s Octave Museum played their final show this past Friday. The band was a side project of Cave In‘s Stephen Brodsky with a pedigree that included bands like Clouds, thee Electric Bastards, Scissorfight, New Idea Society and Hydronaut. The group made a statement via their MySpace page:

Well…to make a long story short, Kevin punched Johnny who is mad at Steve for kissing his sister who told Steve that Kevin said he was going to punch out Steve for stealing some show money even though Kevin punched Johnny but only because Johnny called Kevin a sell-out and smashed his drums but Johnny only did that because Steve told him and Kevin that if anyone smashed his guitar he would kiss thier sister and since Johnny was the only one with a sister Kevin and Steve dropped his bass cab into the Mystic River but it was actually Steve’s bass cab that Johnny was borrowing so Kevin gave Steve a purple nurple after punching Johnny while Johnny gave Steve a turbo noogie and literally punched a hole through Steve’s skull and now Steve only speaks ancient chinese because of Johnny’s thumb was in his brain and Kevin doesn’t like anyone who doesn’t speak the queen’s english so now he and Steve aren’t talking which is ok because no one can understand what the hell Steve is saying these days anyway. We’re sorry we couldn’t work it all out. Sometimes friends punch holes in eachother brains.

We would like to say thanks to all of you who supported our hopes and creativity by buying our album and enjoying it. Also thanks to all of you who borrowed the CD to put it into your ipod thinking, “well, if it comes out on vinyl I’ll actually pay for that,” because…you know…you TOTALLY were going to pick it up, but you were just broke that week and, you know…like, whatever, you know?

The band released one record, the self-titled Stephen Brodsky’s Octave Museum, in 2006 via HydraHead. As previously announced the Octave Museum’s Steven and Johnny recently formed a new act dubbed Pet Genius.
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Kevin Seconds starts his Song-a-Week Project 2007

Hardcore pioneer Kevin Seconds has set a new goal for the next 52 weeks. Apparently stuck with a backlog of Ghetto Moments and solo songs he’ll be posting a new song every week for the next year. Apparently Mr. Seconds tried this a few years back and it didn’t quite work out but we’re all crossing our fingers hoping for it to work out.

You’ll be able to check out and buy the tracks via SnoCap on his MySpace page and maybe even buy them on CD-R at shows around his hometown in Sacramento. The first one should be available Wednesday, July 4th.
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Tours: Only Crime / Bionic / Hostage Life (Canada)

Fat Wreck Chords‘ supergroup Only Crime has announced a Canadian tour with Hostage Life and Bionic. The band kicks things off in late July in Vancouver and they’ll head eastward to Quebec.

The members of Only Crime have served in the Descendents, ALL, Black Flag, Hagfish, Bane and Good Riddance among other acts. The band is supporting their 2007 full length Virulence and their recent split 7″ with Outbreak.
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My Chemical Romance plan to start thinking about new album

My Chemical Romance are apparently in the process of thinking about looking at working on a new album. Frontperson Gerard Way laid it down as such: “It feels like it’s about the right time to be making a new record.”

Way goes on to talk to Kerrang! saying that their last effort, The Black Parade, is “the kind of record that you make but don’t necessarily have a burning desire to perform because its creation was almost the point”, and that “it was so artistically ambitious that it made us want to keep on creating.”.

Expect to hear more news about the album as we near a tentative 2008 release date.
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Victory sets release date for June’s ‘Make It Blur’

Victory Records has announced that August 7 will be the release date for June‘s forthcoming release Make it Blur. The new album is the follow-up to their 2005 debut full-length If You Speak Any Faster.

The band’s influences while working on the recently completed album ranged from Third Eye Blind to Justin Timberlake to Maroon 5.
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Tours: 20 Bulls Each (USA)

Irish melodic hardcore band 20 Bulls Each are coming across the pond for show US shows in early August. Some shows are booked but there’s still dates being filled so keep an eye on their MySpace page or contact them via mahbrain[a]gmail.com to book them. They are touring in support of their new album Lost Causes out on Fail Records.

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