Upcoming Releases

Latest Releases

Gaza:
No Absolutes in Human Suffering
BMA047
Order

Fit for an Autopsy :
Process of Human Extermination
BMA044-2
Order

Ed Gein:
Bad Luck
BMA043
Order

Engineer:
Crooked Voices
BMA042-2
Order

News

GAZA HEADLINING DATES ANNOUNCED with CODE ORANGE KIDS and FULL OF HELL!!!

Sep 27, 2012

Gaza, Code Orange Kids, Full Of Hell US Tour
11/13: Denver, CO @ Aqualung w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/15: Chicago, IL @ Viaduct Theatre w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/16: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/17: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/18: Buffalo, NY @ Funeral Home w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/19: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/20: Montreal, QC @ Katacombes w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/21: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Upstairs) w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Broad St Ministry w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/24: New York City, NY @ The Archeron w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/25: Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/26: Richmond, VA @ Kingdom w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/27: Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone Club w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/29: Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
11/30: Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/01: Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/02: Birmingham, AL @ The Forge w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/04: Houston, TX @ Walter’s w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/05: San Antonio, TX @ Korova w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/06: Dallas, TX @ Tapatio Studios w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/07: Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/08: Albuqueque, NM @ Gasworks w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/09: Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/12: San Francisco, CA @ Sub Mission Art Space w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/13: San Jose, CA @ The Beat Shop w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell
12/14: Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland 2000 w/ Gaza, Full Of Hell

New Danza track on Alternative Press!!

Sep 20, 2012

http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/song_premiere_the_tony_danza_tapdance_extravaganza_the_alpha_the_omega Title track from Danza IIII: The Alpha The Omega featuring Alex Erian of Obey the Brave and Phil from Whitechapel. Enjoy!!

Behold the Arctopus returns with new album and new lineup

Sep 6, 2012

BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS return with new album and new lineup

Black Market Activities presents the long-awaited return of Behold the Arctopus, pioneers in the field of extreme, progressive music. Marking the start of a new era for the band, Behold the Arctopus’ second full-length, Horrorscension, is set for an October 23rd release.

In the five years since their last album, Skullgrid, much has transpired in the Behold the Arctopus camp. 12-string Warr guitarist Colin Marston expanded his musical outlets, founding avant-black metal band Krallice and joining progressive death metal legends Gorguts. In addition to his playing, Marston increased his output as a recording engineer, helping create albums for such artists as Kayo Dot, Orthrelm, Jarboe, and Altar of Plagues. Original drummer Charlie Zeleny departed, to be replaced by the prolific Weasel Walter, renowned for his long-running band The Flying Luttenbachers and his widespread collaborations in the free jazz, noise, and metal genres.

Horrorscension is the inaugural release of the new Behold the Arctopus lineup -- Marston, Walter, and unholy shredder Mike Lerner on guitar. (In the spirit of defining Horrorscension as the beginning of a new era for the band, the ellipsis [“...”] has been officially removed from the band name.)

In crafting Horrorscension, Behold the Arctopus employed their signature method of composing the music in written form before ever playing it. Marston elaborates: “Since our music is written down and then learned, like classical music, we're never actually building songs based on our playing ability. It’s very different from jamming out a bunch of riffs.”

Horrorscension showcases Behold the Arctopus’ jaw-dropping, complex music, delivered with a raw, visceral attack -- something closer to punk than to the antiseptic sound of music school perfectionism that is all too common amongst young technical bands. Widely regarded as a band of virtuosos, Marston, Walter, and Lerner are quick to separate themselves from the showboaters. Says Marston: “I accept that the music is not for a general audience and that musicians are more likely to relate to it due to the density, but I see a huge difference between this band and say, Yngwie Malmsteen or Dream Theater or anyone who really wants you to notice how proficient they are. I would love it if, when people hear Horrorscension, they think ‘Whoa, what the hell is going on?’ rather than ‘Wow, they can play their instruments well.’ I want the focus to be on the content, not the performance.”

Horrorscension was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Marston at his The Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY. The cover art is once again by longtime Behold the Arctopus collaborator Terry Grow.

Check out “Disintegore”, the opening track off Horrorscension, on Behold the Arctopus’s official online merch store, along with the album pre-order:

http://www.indiemerch.com/beholdthearctopus

facebook.com/beholdthearctopus

beholdthearctopus.bandcamp.com
curranreynolds.com

Follow our social networking sites

Sep 4, 2012

Yes, our dot com is a out of date. Follow us on facebook and twitter for relentless updates- http://www.facebook.com/BMARecords and http://www.twitter.com/blackmarketact

BMA Signs Hivesmasher!

Sep 4, 2012

We are pleased to officially announcing the signing of HIVESMASHER to our artist roster!! Check a premier of their new track from Lambgoat http://lambgoat.com/features/41/Hivesmasher-En-Route-To-Meat-Land-song-premiere

Please pre-order the new Gaza record now

Jul 30, 2012

Please go to http://www.indiemerch.com/gaza or http://www.indiemerch.com/blackmarket and partake in one of the pre-order bundles for the new Gaza record, No Absolutes in Human Suffering!

Gaza- No Absolutes in Human Suffering for sale on iTunes tomorrow

Jul 30, 2012

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Gaza link for iTunes tomorrow.

Gaza Album Cover Revealed

May 22, 2012

Check http://www.facebook.com/gazamusic to see the cover of their new album. The layout has been handled by Mike Wohlberg.

Additional info on the record is posted here http://curranreynolds.blogspot.com/2012/05/gaza-cover-art.html on publicist Curran Reynold's blogspot.

NEW GAZA TRACK UP ON BROOKLYN VEGAN!!!

May 17, 2012

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/05/gaza_on_the_roa.html#more

July 31st, No Absolutes in Human Suffering

GAZA - 2012 TOUR DATES
May 25 - Austin, TX @ Red 7*
May 26 - Houston, TX @ Rudyards*
May 27 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia*
May 29 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub*
May 30 - Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar*
May 31 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia*
June 1 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend**
June 2 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade**
June 3 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In**
June 5 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory**
June 6 - Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
June 7 - Tempe, AZ @ Club 910**
June 9 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's**
June 11 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven**
June 12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre**
June 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre**
June 14 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
June 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge**
June 16 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall**
June 18 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird**
June 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre**
June 20 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop**
June 21 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House**
June 22 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques**
June 23 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs**
June 24 - Providence, RI @ AS220*
June 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus*
June 26 - Newark, DE @ Mojo Main*
June 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar*
June 28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme*
June 29 - Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing*
June 30 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club*
July 1 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club*
July 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room*
July 3 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep*
* w/ Black Cobra
** w/ Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Black Cobra

New Behold...the Arctopus Track Online Now

Apr 18, 2012

http://beholdthearctopus.bandcamp.com/track/disintegore
New album coming this summer! Enjoy!!

Gaza & Black Cobra Dates Announced

Apr 18, 2012

Black Cobra has announced two separate headlining runs with support from Gaza. Dates include:

5/25 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar
5/26 Houston, TX @ Rudyards
5/27 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
5/29 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
5/30 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
5/31 Athens, GA @ Caledonia

6/24 Providence RI @ AS220
6/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
6/26 Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
6/27 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
6/28 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
6/29 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co.
6/30 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
7/1 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
7/2 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
7/3 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

GAZA to tour with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY!!!

Mar 5, 2012

Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Black Cobra & Gaza
6/1 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
6/3 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
6/5 Oklahoma City, OK @ the Conservatory
6/7 Phoenix, AZ @ Club 910
6/8 Long Beach, CA @ The Queen Mary (Ink-N-Iron Festival)
6/9 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
6/11 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
6/12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/13 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
6/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/16 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
6/18 St Louis, MO @ Firebird
6/19 Cincinnati, OH @ the Taft - Ballroom
6/20 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
6/21 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
6/22 Montréal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
6/23 Boston, MA @ Middle East

Funny Things About These Dot Coms....

Feb 23, 2012

Doesn't seem like as many people go to them as the new social networking sites. Please add us on http://www.facebook.com/bmarecords, http://www.twitter.com/blackmarketact and check out our webstore http://www.indiemerch.com/blackmarket
Real quick...new albums from Gaza, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza & Birdeater are done. Just trying to straighten out some artwork and get them on the calendar. Lots of great stuff to follow including a new Behold...the Arctopus record being recorded in the not so distant future.

Gaza Tour Dates and Studio Update

Oct 14, 2011

‎GAZAMUSIC GAZA NEWS!! Recording with Kurt Ballou in November!! Read here! http://www.lambgoat.com/news/view.aspx?id=16986

New Stomach Earth Track online now!!

Oct 7, 2011

http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/10/07/prolong-the-death-watch-the-red-chords-mike-mckenzie-has-a-gunface-and-a-stomach-earth/#more-74101 http://www.facebook.com/stomachearth New Stomach Earth track is online now!!

New Today is the Day track on BrooklynVegan

Aug 12, 2011

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/08/listen_to_a_new_5.html

Get into it!! Another amazing TITD track premier a week before Pain is a Warning reaches stores. Go listen....NOW!!!

Pre-order packages have shipped/more still available!

Aug 10, 2011

http://www.indiemerch.com/todayistheday

All vinyl, cd and album/shirt package orders have shipped! There are still some copies of the limited colored LP available. Please get yours before we run out. Good to know: The Vinyl comes with a download card!!! Thanks everybody!!

Today is the Day song streams on NPR & RevolverMag

Aug 10, 2011

In case you missed these links, here they are again. Check out new tracks and then go buy this beast at FYE on Tuesday or from http://www.indiemerch.com/todayistheday

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2011/07/29/138786315/song-premiere-and-interview-today-is-the-day-pain-is-a-warning

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-today-is-the-day-debut-new-song-the-devils-blood.html

Today is the Day on MetalUnderground

Aug 10, 2011

http://www.metalunderground.com/reviews/details.cfm?releaseid=5428

Today is the Day on About.com

Aug 10, 2011

http://heavymetal.about.com/od/todayistheday/fr/Today-Is-The-Day-Pain-Is-A-Warning-Review.htm

Today is the Day in Revolver

Aug 10, 2011

http://www.revolvermag.com/metalkult/review-today-is-the-day-pain-is-a-warning.html

The reviews keep rolling in! This is from Revolvermag.com

Today is the Day Reviewed on Crave

Aug 10, 2011

http://www.craveonline.com/music/reviews/172333-double-play-wolves-in-the-throne-room-a-today-is-the-day?start=1

Here is a link to Iann Robinson's 9/10 review of Today is the Day!

Khann gets a write up in the Orlando Weekly!

Jun 16, 2011

http://orlandoweekly.com/music/calm-like-a-bomb-1.1162476

New Ed Gein Track Premier on Noisecreep.com

Jun 14, 2011

http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/06/14/ed-gein-the-wraith-song/

Ed Gein Record Release Show

Jun 13, 2011

ED GEIN : BAD LUCK RECORD RELEASE SHOW

Holy crap! The album we recorded over a year ago is finally coming out! June 21st is the official release date, so if you're at all interested you'll be able to get your hands on it a month before the release show. We'll have cd's AND vinyl available at the show!

Saturday, July 23rd
Westcott Community Center
826 Euclid Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210

ED GEIN
GODS & QUEENS
DEFEATIST
VELOZ
NIGHT OWLS

Doors at 7:30pm. $10. All ages, of course!

http://godsandqueens.bandcamp.com/
http://defeatist.bandcamp.com/
http://veloz.bandcamp.com/
http://nightowls.bandcamp.com/

Fit for an Autopsy to tour with MOLOTOV SOLUTION and OF LEGENDS this Fall

Jun 13, 2011

"The Insurrection Tour" 2011
Molotov Solution
Of Legends
Fit For An Autopsy
DATES :
9/28/2011 Ogden, UT Mojos Gallery
9/29/2011 Cheyenne, WY Banaza
9/30/2011 Cedar Falls, IA The Wheelhouse
10/1/2011 Milwaukee, WI TBA
10/2/2011 Crest Hill, IL Bada Brew
10/3/2011 Toledo, OH Frankies
10/4/2011 Pittsburgh, PA Smiling Moose
10/5/2011 Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigbys
10/6/2011 Providence, RI Club Hell
10/7/2011 Holyoke, MA Waterfront Tavern
10/8/2011 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
10/9/2011 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
10/10/2011 Columbia, SC Unit One
10/11/2011 Jacksonville, FL The Pit
10/12/2011 Pembroke Pines, FL Talent Farm
10/13/2011 Tallahassee, FL Trainwreck
10/14/2011 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
10/15/2011 Houston, TX Cains Ashes
10/16/2011 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
10/18/2011 Mesa, AZ The Underground
10/19/2011 Camarillo, CA Rock City
10/20/2011 Los Gatos, CA The Venue
10/21/2011 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction

ENGINEER & KHANN in Stores Today!

Jun 7, 2011

Khann- Erode & Engineer- Crooked Voices are in stores today. Please go to your local record store and pick up the CD or Vinyl. Or you can get them from our webstore, http://www.indiemerch.com/blackmarket Thank you so much!!

BMA Announces New Distribution Deal with Good Fight Entertainment

May 10, 2011

Black Market Activities Announces New Deal with Good Fight Entertainment




Black Market Activities, the label helmed by The Red Chord frontman Guy Kozowyk, proudly announces a new distribution and artist development deal with Good Fight Entertainment.


Founded in 2010 by the metal/hardcore pioneers behind Ferret Music, Good Fight Entertainment consists of a record label and music management company, united under one roof. The label's roster boasts Funeral For A Friend, Madball, The Chariot, Cancer Bats and more, while the management roster features the likes of Behemoth, Between the Buried and Me, Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Every Time I Die, Job For A Cowboy, Sick Of It All, Terror, and Torche.


Black Market Activities’ Guy Kozowyk, who ended his label’s distribution deal with Metal Blade Records earlier this year, says this about BMA’s new deal with Good Fight:


"The new deal keeps us distributed through Sony's RED Distribution, whom we have worked with for years now via our prior distributor, Metal Blade Records, and also opens up new doors for artist development. With Good Fight, we have the management team responsible for artists like Between the Buried and Me, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, and Job For A Cowboy, lending a hand with developing bands on the BMA roster."


With the Good Fight deal in place, BMA reveals a stellar list of new releases lined up for early summer, including new music by Engineer, Khann, Fit For An Autopsy, Ed Gein, and BMA’s newest signing, the legendary Today Is The Day.



June 7 - Engineer - Crooked Voices

June 7 - Khann - Erode

June 21 - Fit For An Autopsy - The Process Of Human Extermination

June 21 - Ed Gein - Bad Luck

July (tba) - Today Is The Day - Pain Is A Warning



Kozowyk expands more on what fans can expect from BMA:


"This deal marks an exciting new chapter for BMA. When we were out searching for a new distro deal, working with Good Fight just felt right for everybody involved. I have known those guys through the scene for years and I have so much respect and admiration for everything they have done with every avenue of their companies. They have been extremely open and responsive to several new progressive ideas we have brought to the table, which is very important since the music industry is changing so rapidly. Among those ideas is that of functioning on a more limited model -- the idea that, in this age of digital music, there’s still a place for CDs and vinyl, it’s just on a more limited, 'collector’s item' basis. As a music fan, I'm the type of person who wants to read the layout cover to cover and have the artwork and lyrics in my music collection. With many of our upcoming releases, we will be issuing limited runs of CDs and colored vinyl with download cards for those of you, like me, who want the physical product. There will be limited shirt and music package deals in our webstore and, of course, the albums will be available digitally. Thank you for your continued support of BMA, our artists and of all extreme music. And a huge thank you to all at Metal Blade for all of their help in making our artists available for the past seven years."

http://www.blackmarketactivities.com

http://www.facebook.com/BMARecords


http://www.goodfightentertainment.com

http://www.facebook.com/GoodFightEnt

http:/www.curranreynolds.com

Gaza dates with The Red Chord & Trap Them

Feb 8, 2011

3/9 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
3/10 Providence, RI @ Club Hell
3/11 South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
3/12 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
3/13 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
3/14 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
3/15 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
3/16 Nashville, TN @ Exit In
3/18 Austin, TX @ Emo's Annex (NEMHF SXSW)
3/20 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall

Sweet Cobra Reviewed in Outburn

Jan 5, 2011

Check Outburn #57- still on stands now- for a Sweet Cobra write up and photo!

Danza Makes Rocksound Best Albums of 2010 List

Jan 5, 2011

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza's Danza III made the Rocksound Top 75 Albums of 2010 list. For those unfamiliar, Rocksound is a huge UK magazine who has always kept one foot in the mainstream and a finger to the pulse of the underground. Thanks, Rocksound!

Happy New Year!!!

Dec 30, 2010

From everyone here at BMA to everyone out there have a safe and happy holiday! Thanks to everyone who supported us through 2010 and over the past 7 years. We can't stress enough how much we appreciate you and all those who still choose to support extreme music and extreme music labels. Thank you!

Wrapping up 2010, looking forward to 2011!

Nov 23, 2010

Thanks to everyone who continues to support music and has kept us afloat for another year. There will be more updates to follow this year, of course, but just wanted to put a bug in everyone's ears to expect amazing new releases in 2011 from Today is the Day, Engineer, Ed Gein, Khann, Fit for an Autopsy, as well as vinyl re-issues of amazing records from Gaza, Sweet Cobra and several others. Thanks for your support!

Have you added us on Facebook and Twitter yet??!

Nov 23, 2010

What are you waiting for?! http://www.facebook.com/BMARecords http://www.twitter.com/blackmarketact

Gaza fall tour dates

Sep 28, 2010

Gaza Upcoming shows
10/22 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
10/24 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory w/ Converts
10/28 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head w/ Misery Index, Triac, Pulling Teeth

The Acacia Strain, The Red Chord, Terror, Gaza & The Contortionist
10/29 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/30 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s
10/31 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
11/1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11/2 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/3 Winston-Salem, NC @ Johnny & Junes
11/4 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
11/5 Jacksonville, Fl @ Rain (Plush Complex)
11/6 Pompano Beach, FL @ Rocketown
11/7 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
11/8 Macon, GA @ The 567
11/9 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
11/10 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
11/11 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
11/12 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
11/13 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
11/14 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog
11/15 London, ON @ London Music Hall
11/16 Longueuil, QC @ Salle Kekpart
11/17 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/18 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
11/19 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
11/20 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern

Gaza only
11/21 New York, NY @ Cake Shop

Sweet Cobra is stores TODAY!!!

Sep 28, 2010

The new Sweet Cobra album Mercy is a beast! And it is officially in stores TODAY!! You can hear their new track Brux on their myspace, http://www.myspace.com/sweetcobra and that track and others premiered on http://www.metalsucks.net, http://www.stereokiller.com and http://www.brooklynvegan.com.

Please pick it up at a store near you or from our webstore, http://www.indiemerchstore.com/blackmarket. Thanks so much for your support!

Danza announced on Suicide Silence fall headlining tour

Aug 13, 2010

Here is the official press release!

SUICIDE SILENCE Announce The “Time To Bleed” North American Fall Headlining
Touring Package


Prepare to bleed as SUICIDE SILENCE announce their much anticipated North American fall headlining tour with My Children My Bride, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Molotov Solution and Conducting From The Grave rounding out this stellar “Time To Bleed” touring bill. The massive trek, which kicks off on Oct. 2nd, marks the band’s last headlining tour for the highly successful No Time To Bleed campaign, so you won’t want to miss out on this hour plus, balls out set. This is also going to feature the band’s most visual stage show yet. Be sure to either see below or head over to www.myspace.com/suicidesilence <http://www.myspace.com/suicidesilence> now to view their complete itinerary.

Mark Heylmun (guitars) states: “We haven't headlined since 2008 and it’s long overdue. We got a strong package that will get you pissed and certainly get you moving. We are also working hard on putting together the longest and most devastating setlist yet, so if you aren't there you are missing out. Come party! See you in the fall.”

SUICIDE SILENCE struck fear into the hearts of today’s impressionable youth all summer long on the Warped Tour and quickly became one of the tour’s standout artists. There is little doubt in anyone’s minds that SUICIDE SILENCE are the frontrunners of the scene as they also became one of the most extreme bands to ever debut in the Billboard Top 200 charts at such a high number, entering at #32 with over 14,000 units sold.

“One of the 100 bands you need to know about.” -- Alternative Press
“SUCIDE SILENCE are the future of metal” – Revolver

SUICIDE SILENCE Headlining – All tickets available now at www.myspace.com/suicidesilence <http://www.myspace.com/suicidesilence>
10/2 The House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10/3 Marquee – Phoenix, AZ
10/4 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
10/7 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/8 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/9 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
10/10 Rocketown – Nashville, TN
10/11 The House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
10/13 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/14 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/15 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (Rock and Shock Festival)
10/16 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
10/17 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/19 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
10/20 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
10/21 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
10/22 Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
10/23 The Bull Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA
10/25 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
10/26 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/28 Soma – San Diego, CA
10/29 The Glass House – Pomona, CA
More dates TBA

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Goes "Over The Limit"

Jul 23, 2010

THE TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA kicks off the "Over The Limit" tour TONIGHT in Valparaiso, IN!  The month-long US tour sees Danza team up with As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Arsonists Get All The Girls, and more.  

Singled out early on by Alternative Press Magazine as “one of the underground’s fiercest live acts,” The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza cut its teeth in the mid 00’s, touring with the likes of The Red Chord, The Acacia Strain, A Life Once Lost, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Despised Icon, and Beneath The Massacre. With a rep for dazzling chops and planet-smashing heaviness, balanced by a healthy sense of humor, the Tennessee band released two albums - 2005’s self-titled debut and 2007’s Danza II: Electric Boogaloo - honing a style that would help pave the way for the current explosion of forward-thinking aggressive bands.

July 6, 2010, Danza - now comprised of founder Jessie Freeland on vocals, longtime multi-instrumentalist Josh Travis on strings, and new recruit Mike Bradley on drums - returned with its long-awaited third album, Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events.  MetalSucks.net calls Danza III "a discordant mind melter," anchored by gargantuan crushers like "W.A.L.L.S." and "I Am Sammy Jankis."  Witness Danza live and see for yourself!

"OVER THE LIMIT" TOUR
w/ As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Arsonists Get All The Girls, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza + more:

July 23 Valparaiso, IN @ Pepe's
July 24 Evansville, IN @ Boney Jones
July 25 Toledo, OH @ Headliner's
July 26 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
July 27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
July 28 Reading, PA @ The Silo
July 29 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
July 30 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
July 31 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (w/ SUMMER SLAUGHTER)
Aug 1 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Aug 2 Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
Aug 3 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
Aug 5 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
Aug 6 Orlando, FL @ H20 Live
Aug 7 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
Aug 8 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Aug 9 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee
Aug 10 Tyler, TX @ Knights Of Columbus
Aug 12 Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock
Aug 13 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas
Aug 14 Austin, TX @ Emo's
Aug 15 Wichita Falls, TX @ The Hangar
Aug 16 Amarillo, TX @ War Legion
Aug 17 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Aug 19 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
Aug 20 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Aug 21 Pomona, CA @ Summerslam Fest
Aug 22 San Diego, CA @ Epicenter (w/ Oceano, Circle Of Contempt, Blind Witness)
Aug 24 Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound (w/ Oceano, Circle Of Contempt, Blind Witness)
Aug 26 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar (w/ Oceano, Circle Of Contempt, Blind Witness)

TODAY IS THE DAY Signs with Black Market Activities, Gears Up for US Tour

Jul 22, 2010

Black Market Activities welcomes the legendary Today Is The Day to its roster.  

Led by “charismatic cult leader” Steve Austin, Today Is The Day is renowned as one of the most unique and influential bands of the past 15 years.  Austin’s iconic presence and fearless brand of metal, noise, psychedelia, and rock have earned the band worldwide acclaim.  

Today Is The Day has toured the world with the likes of Motorhead, Melvins, Morbid Angel, Converge, Napalm Death, and Neurosis and has released eight studio albums on labels including Amphetamine Reptile, Relapse, and SuperNova.  Ex-members of Today Is The Day include Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher of Mastodon.  As a producer, Steve Austin has recorded albums by Lamb Of God, Converge, Deadguy, and many more.  

The New York Times has hailed Today Is The Day with the following description: "Proud noisemakers for 15 years now, Today Is The Day starts with brutal blues-rock and completely disfigures it with sheets of distortion and the bestial ravings of Steve Austin."

Alternative Press Magazine has offered this praise: "Today Is The Day founder Steve Austin has functioned as a cultish Robert Fripp/John McLaughlin hybrid; a noise-rock auteur known as much for his off-kilter, damaging riffs and vocals as for his soaring David Gilmour leads."

Black Market Activities will release Today Is The Day’s ninth studio album in 2011.

August 21, 2010, Today Is The Day kicks off its first US tour in two years.  The tour includes dates with Unsane, Keelhaul, and A Storm Of Light, as well as an appearance at the AmRep 25th Anniversary Bash, alonsgide Melvins, Boss Hog, and Hammerhead.  The live Today Is The Day line-up consists of frontman Steve Austin, bassist Ryan Jones (Wetnurse) and drummer Curran Reynolds (Wetnurse).

TODAY IS THE DAY:
Aug 21 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt (w/ Keelhaul)
Aug 22 - Toronto, ON, CANADA @ Sneaky Dee’s (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 23 - Akron, OH @ Backstage Concert Club (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 24 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 25 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (w/ Keelhaul)
Aug 26 - Madison, WI @ High Noon (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s (AmRep 25th Anniversary Bash w/ Melvins, Boss Hog, Hammerhead)
Aug 30 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Aug 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub (w/ A Storm Of Light)
Sept 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ A Storm Of Light)
Sept 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar 
Sept 3 - New York, NY @ Santos (w/ A Storm Of Light)
Sept 4 - Providence, RI @ AS220 (w/ A Storm Of Light)

Danza 3 Availability

Jul 5, 2010

Just in case you're one of those people who use the excuse "I can't find the CD anywhere..." we are going to make it easy on you. The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza is available nationwide at all FYE locations and at most Hot Topics that carry music. We have made a top 10 list of stores that have the most widespread availability of the disc, a list of stores who really stepped up and took in lots of the album.

1. FYE
2. Hot Topic
3. Alliance Entertainment
4. Hastings
5. CD Listening Bar
6. Newbury Comics
7. SJ Distribution
8. Zia Records
9. Baker & Taylor
10. Bull Moose Music

Big thanks to Rasputin, Amazon.com, The Exclusive Corp, Banana Belt, Dimple Records, Coiro, Electric Fetus, Record Town, Indie Merch & Amoeba for all giving some extra love and supporting this disc. Below is a list of even more places that are carrying the disc. Extra love for the mom and pop's that have managed to keep their heads above water and are still actively supporting music. You don't even know how much we appreciate it. Thank you all!!

ALLIANCE ENTERTAINMENT
BOO BOO RECORDS
CD CITY
CD LISTENING BAR
COIRO
CROSSROADS MUSIC
DEARBORN MUSIC
DISC AND DAT
DOWN IN THE VALLEY
E-MUSIC
EAR X-TACY
EASY STREET RECORDS
GRATEFUL RECORDS
HOLT ENTERPRISE
HOUSE OF GUITARS
INDEPENDENT RECORDS
INDY CD AND VINYL
LOONEY TUNES RECORDS
J & R ELECTRONICS INC
JACK'S MUSIC SHOPPE
KENNEDY ENTERTAINMENT
MAD RHINO
MILLENNIUM
MOJO MUSIC MD
OFF THE RECORD
PERMANENT RECORD
PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE NJ
PURE POP FOR NOW PEOPLE,INC(S)
RASPUTIN MUSIC
RECORD TOWN
SALZER'S MER'TILE
SECOND AVE RECORDS

Converge/Kylesa/Gaza/Kverlertak European Tour Starts Next Week

Jun 30, 2010

Jul 10 2010 Brighton, UK Concorde 2 w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 11 2010 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 12 2010 Dublin, IE Whelans w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 13 2010 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy 2 w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 14 2010 Glasgow, UK Garage w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 15 2010 Manchester, UK Academy 2 w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 16 2010 London, UK ULU w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 17 2010 Colchester, UK Arts Centre w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 18 2010 Holland, NL Zwarte Cross - Converge ONLY
Jul 19 2010 Hamburg, DE Markthalle w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 20 2010 Gothenburg, SE Brew House w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 21 2010 Stockholm, SE Debaser Slussen w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 22 2010 Malmo, SE Debaser w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 23 2010 Berlin, DE Columbia Club w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 24 2010 Nurnberg, DE Z-Bau w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 25 2010 Bochum, DE Matrix w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 26 2010 Paris, FR Trabendo w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 27 2010 Bordeaux, FR BT59 w/Converge-kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 28 2010 Nantes, FR Le Ferrailleur w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Jul 30 2010 Galiza, ES Resurrection Fest - Converge-Kylesa ONLY
Aug 2 2010 Antwerp, BE Trix w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 3 2010 Geneve, CH L’usine Kab w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 4 2010 Milan Magnolia, IT Summer Open Air w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 5 2010 Rimini, IT Velvet w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 6 2010 Munchen, DE Feierwerk w/Converge-kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 7 2010 Leisnig, DE Suck n Summer w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 8 2010 Krakow, PL Loch Ness w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 10 2010 Salzburg, AT Rockhouse w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 11 2010 Zagreb, CT Mocvara w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 12 2010 Wien, AT Arena w/Converge-Kylesa-Kverlertak
Aug 13 2010 Jaromer, CZ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 14 2010 Oslo, NO Oyafestival - Converge ONLY
Aug 15 2010 Ieper, BE Ieper Festival

Danza new disc is in stores Tuesday!

Jun 30, 2010

Thanks to those who pre-ordered. There are still some t-shirt/poster packages left. Get yours before they're gone.
http://www.myspace.com/tonydanzatapdanceextravaganza
http://www.indiemerchstore.com/blackmarket

Sweet Cobra Shows with Russian Circles starting this week

Jun 30, 2010

Upcoming Sweet Cobra shows w/ Russian Circles July 2 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Social Club, July 3 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium & July 15 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Go!!
http://www.myspace.com/sweetcobra

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza OVER THE LIMIT Tour Dates Announced

Jun 18, 2010

AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK & OCEANO, ARSONIST GET ALL THE GIRLS, THE TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA, THICK AS BLOOD, BURNING THE MASSES, CIRCLE OF CONTEMPT, BLIND WITNESS & THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE (July 23rd – August 8th)
SON OF AURELIUS (August 9th – August 21st)

7/23 Lake Station, IN @ Lake Station Eagles Hall

7/24 Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes

7/25 Toledo, OH @ Headliners

7/26 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

7/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

7/28 Reading, PA @ The Silo

7/29 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft

7/30 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84

7/31 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ SUMMER SLAUGHTER

8/1 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

8/2 Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop

8/3 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

8/5 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit

8/6 Orlando, FL @ H2O Live

8/7 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue

8/8 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre (Too Cool For School Blowout)

8/9 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre

8/10 Tyler, TX @ Knights of Columbus

8/12 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

8/13 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Event Center

8/14 Austin, TX @ Emos

8/15 Wichita Falls, TX The Hanger

8/16 Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion

8/17 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

8/19 El Paso, TX @ Club 101

8/20 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

8/21 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse (Summerslam Fest)

Abominable Iron Sloth Review on Stereokiller

Jun 18, 2010

http://www.stereokiller.com/newsreviews/article.cfm?intarticleid=9386 The Abominable Iron Sloth Review on Stereokiller

Danza New Mp3 Premier on Stereokiller

Jun 18, 2010

http://www.stereokiller.com

Go check it for yourself...album stream and a killer write up!

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The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Canadian tour dates are up & pre-orders are online now!

Jun 6, 2010

http://www.myspace.com/tonydanzatapdanceextravaganza

Amazing & economical CD bundles and tour dates alongside Blind Witness and Fall in Archaea. Please support!

Jun 18 @ 912 Park Westmoreland, TN
Jun 19 @ The Hideaway Johnson City, TN
Jun 21 @ Time To Laugh w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 22 @ The Groove Lounge w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 23 @ Shadow w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea Guelph, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 24 @ The Casbah w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 25 @ Rum Runners w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea London, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 26 @ The Blind Dog w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea Windsor, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 27 @ Mikado's Lounge w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea St. Catharine's, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 28 @ Sneaky Dee's w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 29 @ Mavericks Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 30 @ Underworld Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Jul 6 @ ROCKETOWN- CD RELEASE SHOW! Nashville, TN

Engineer/ Ken Mode Tour Underway

May 28, 2010

Engineer/Ken Mode tour is underway! The band are in Toronto right now and get back into the states for a show in Brooklyn tomorrow. East coast people...check it out!!

5/28 brooklyn, NY @ union pool hall
5/29 philly @ broad st ministries
5/30 richmond @ triple rock
5/31 greensboro, nc @ legit business
6/1 morgantown, wv @ 123 pleasant st
6/3 baltimore, md @ charm city artspace
6/4 chalfont, pa @ chalfont umc w/ rosetta

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza reveals Danza III Cover Art via Noisecreep

May 27, 2010

THE TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA Reveals Danza III Cover Art

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza has unveiled the cover art for its forthcoming album, Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events, via a video clip posted today on NoiseCreep.com:

http://www.noisecreep.com/2010/05/27/the-tony-danza-tapdance-extravaganza-danza-iii-album-art-premiere/

The Danza III album art was created by Michael Windsor, an award winning designer and art director at Knopf/Doubleday Publishing. Windsor has worked on book covers for numerous titles including The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, as well as The Dexter series of books by Jeff Lindsay. He has also created album art and shirt designs for bands such as The Red Chord, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Pig Destroyer.

Danza frontman Jessie Freeland describes the Danza III art:

"The Danza III album art shows a series of complex machines that trigger the ‘series of unfortunate events’ that the album title refers to. Michael Windsor basically came up with the idea. We had complete faith in him to come up with whatever he wanted for us. The concept behind the art is an arrangement of old Victorian style machines, where each machine creates a domino effect that triggers all of the machine in the series... with an outcome that completely destroys everything!!!"

Danza III hits stores July 6 on Black Market Activities. Freeland describes the album:

"Lyrically, Danza III's themes are exactly what the title suggests: a chronicle of unfortunate events, personal, social, political, and global. Musically, we see it as an accumulation of Danza I and Danza II combined. We spent a lot of time structuring the album with three main musical elements: tech, groove, and ambience."

Singled out early on by Alternative Press Magazine as “one of the underground’s fiercest live acts,” The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza cut its teeth in the mid 00’s, touring with the likes of The Acacia Strain, A Life Once Lost, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Despised Icon, and Beneath The Massacre. With a rep for dazzling chops and planet-smashing heaviness, balanced by a healthy sense of humor, the Tennessee band honed a style that would help pave the way for the current explosion of forward-thinking aggressive bands.

Danza - now comprised of founder Jessie Freeland on vocals, longtime multi-instrumentalist Josh Travis on strings, and new recruit Mike Bradley on drums - will be on tour throughout 2010 in support of Danza III.

http://www.myspace.com/tonydanzatapdanceextravaganza

http://www.blackmarketactivities.com

http://www.curranreynolds.com

Shaun Luu Horror Fest Details- including Found Dead Hanging Reunion show!!

May 10, 2010

Shaun Luu Horror Fest (NY) details

The 2010 Shaun Luu Horror Fest will take place Friday, June 11th to Sunday, June 13th, in Syracuse, NY with all raised funds to benefit the Westcott Community Center and Upstate Medical University and Golisano Children's Hospital.

The 2009 Shaun Luu Horror Fest completed a pledge of $10,000 to Upstate Golisano Children's Hosptial in memory of Shaun Luu, who died in 2005 at age 23 following a long battle with brain cancer. The horror movie/music festival raised $5,840, including a $1,775 contribution from the Palace Theatre, a host of the film festival. The latter gift represents a portion of the proceeds from the theatre's monthly "Brew & View" 35mm themed film series.

This year's events kick off at 6:30 pm on June 11th with a six-band bill at the Westcott Community Center, followed by horror films at The Palace Theatre from 12 pm, Saturday, June 12th until 5 am Sunday, June 13th. The horror fest wraps up with an all-day music fest at Monirae's starting at 12 pm, followed by an after-party hosted by the Half Penny Pub in Armory Square at 12 am, June 14th.

The following is a detailed schedule of events:

DAY 1

Friday June 11th @ Westcott Community Center - benefit for Community Center
6pm doors open/ all ages/ $7
6:30pm - music

Like Wolves
Mandate Of Heaven
End Of A Year
Mistletoe
Tiger Flowers
Cowards


DAY 2

The 2010 Shaun Luu Horror Fest
Saturday June 12th - The Palace Theatre

All movies on original 35mm film
All ages matinee, Noon-3:30pm, $8.00

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Gate

Adults 16+, 4:30pm, $20.00
Death Race 2000 (Corman version)
Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer
Street Trash (Q & A and first-ever live commentary over 35mm print with writer Roy Frumkes)
Torture Dungeon (1970 Andy Milligan film)
Evil Dead (official Grindhouse tour date)
Weird Science
Halloween 3 Season of the Witch
Aliens Deadly Spawn

Planning to come to all 10 movies? Get in for just $20


Day 3

Sunday June 13th - 100% benefit towards Golisano Childrens Hospital and Upstate Medical Center
Monirae's
688 County Route 10
Pennellville, NY 13132-3314

(16 bands only $10)
Doors open at noon, all ages with re-entry
first band 12:30pm. Show at 11:30pm
Band line-up, from headliner to opener:

Another Breath
Ghostxship
This Is Hell
Architect
Ringworm
Freya
The Last Season
Walk The Line
Iron Rain
Rosetta
East of the Wall
Found Dead Hanging
Public Assistance
Ebony Sorrow
Lucertola
Strong Willed

Post Show

Sunday Night - The Half Penny Pub
(21 and over free show, midnight-2am)

Adelphia
Mayflower
Night Owls

abominable iron sloth is in stores today!

Apr 27, 2010

yea it is! Go get it! Http://www.Indiemerchstore.com/blackmarket

GWAR & Guy from The Red Chord/BMA say FIGHT HUMANS NOT DOGS for PETA2.com

Apr 26, 2010

http://blog.peta2.com/2010/04/gwar_says_fight_humans_not_dogs.html
Please spread this link around. Love meat. Hate dogfighters! Go!!

BMA on Facebook

Apr 24, 2010

For those of you not on the dot com or myspace, we don't blame you... http://www.facebook.com/BMARecords
Please add us and help spread the word. We want to be liked! Oh... http://www.twitter.com/blackmarketact we have one of those, too!

Abominable Iron Sloth Comes Out Tuesday!

Apr 24, 2010

Did you pre-order it from our webstore yet? Holy crap is this record good. And this Sloth vs Wolf shirt is bad ass!

Abominable Iron Sloth Tour and MP3 Premier on brooklynvegan.com

Apr 15, 2010

Check http://www.brooklynvegan.com for a premier of the Abominable Iron Sloth track Two Black Helicopters tomorrow. The disc hits store Tues, April 27th and it is killer. Publicist, Curran Reynolds described it best when he said this new disc, The Id Will Overcome, sounds like Eyehategod meets Nirvana. So damn good! http://www.myspace.com/theironsloth

The band is coming near you. Go check them out!!

May 1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge (w/ Eagle Twin)

May 2 - Denver, CO @ Further Shoppe

May 3 - Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live

May 4 - Kansas City, MO @ Foundation (w/ Sender Receiver)

May 5 - Rock Island, IL @ Rhizome Space (w/ Sender Receiver)

May 6 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Nest (w/ Sender Receiver)

May 7 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge (w/ Sender Receiver, Plague Bringer)

May 8 - Ypsilanti, MI @ The 734 (w/ Sender Receiver)

May 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove

May 10 - Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Community Center (w/ Engineer)

May 11 - Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up (w/ the_Network)

May 12 - Worcester, MA @ Club Oasis (w/ the_Network)

May 13 - Providence, RI @ AS220 (w/ the_Network)

May 14 - New York, NY @ Fat Baby

May 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Broad Street Ministry

May 16 - Wilmington, DE @ Mason Jar

May 17 - Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Business

May 18 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone

May 19 - Atlanta, GA @ The 529

May 20 - Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Fire House

May 21 - Jackson, MS @ The Warehouse

May 22 - Hot Springs, AR @ The Exchange

May 23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory (w/ 25 Ta Life)

May 24 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Tree House

May 26 - Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rouge

May 27 - San Diego, CA @ Ramona Mainstage (w/ Goatwhore)

May 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

May 29 - Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda (w/ Armed For Apocalypse)

May 30 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon

THE TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA Reveals Another New Track, Hits the Road

Apr 10, 2010

MetalInjection.com has posted “I Am Sammy Jankis,” the crushing second new track to be revealed from The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza's forthcoming third album, Danza III: The Series Of Unfortunate Events.

http://www.metalinjection.net/av/tony-danza-tap-dance-extravaganza-exclusive-mp3-download-track-sammy-jankis

Danza III: The Series Of Unfortunate Events hits stores July 6 on Black Market Activities, the label founded by Guy Kozowyk of The Red Chord.

Frontman Jessie Freeland describes the music: "We see it as an accumulation of Danza I and II combined. We spent a lot of time structuring the album with three main musical elements, those being tech, groove, and ambience. It's a long, pissed-off and sad emotional roller coaster."

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza kicks off a month-long tour of the US and Canada TONIGHT in Colorado Springs with Impending Doom, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Arsonists Get All The Girls, and Chelsea Grin! The tour includes a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and numerous Canadian dates.

4/9 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
4/10 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
4/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
4/12 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
4/13 DeKalb, IL @ House Cafe
4/14 Fort Wayne, IN @ Sunset Hall
4/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder
4/16 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/17 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog
4/18 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
4/20 Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
4/21 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
4/22 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Cafe Rock Le Stage
4/24 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/25 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance
4/26 Allentown, PA @ Cafe Under at Crocodile Rock
4/27 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
4/29 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
4/30 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
5/1 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
5/2 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
5/3 Orlando, FL @ H2O Live
5/4 West Palm, FL @ Ground Control
5/5 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
5/6 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
5/7 Columbus, MS @ Princess Theater
5/8 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre

http://www.blackmarketactivities.com
http://www.curranreynolds.com

Converge European Tour Dates w/ Gaza, Kylesa

Mar 15, 2010

Converge will spend a good portion of the summer touring Europe. Most of the trek will also feature Kylesa, Gaza, and Kvelertak. Here you go:

02/07 France Belfort @ Eurockéennes Fest
04/07 Denmark Roskilde @ Roskilde Fest
06/07 Finland Helsinki @ Nosturi
08/07 Portugal Lisbon @ Revolver Bar
09/07 Germany Merzig @ Rock Am Bach Fest

dates w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
10/07 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
11/07 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit (Matinee)
12/07 Ireland Dublin @ Whelans
13/07 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
14/07 UK Glasgow @ Garage
15/07 UK Manchester @ Academy 2
16/07 UK London @ ULU
17/07 UK Colchester @ Arts Centre
18/07 Holland Lichtenvoorde @ Zwarte Cross (Converge only)
19/07 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
20/07 Sweden Gothenburg @ Brew House
21/07 Sweden Stockholm @ Debaser Slussen
22/07 Sweden Malmö @ Debaser
23/07 Germany Berlin @ Columbia Club
24/07 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau
25/07 Germany Bochum @ Matrix
26/07 France Paris @ Trabendo
27/07 France Bordeaux @ BT59
28/07 France Nantes @ Le Ferrailleur
29/07 TBA
30/07 Spain Galiza @ Resurrection Fest (Converge, Kylesa only)
01/08 TBA
02/08 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix
03/08 Switzerland Geneve @ L'usine Kab
04/08 Italy Milan Magnolia @ Summer Open air
05/08 Italy Rimini @ Velvet
06/08 Germany München @ Feierwerk
07/08 Germany Leisnig @ Suck n Summer Fest
08/08 Poland Krakow @ Loch Ness
09/08 TBA
10/08 Austria Salzburg @ Rockhouse
11/08 Croatia Zagreb @ Mocvara
12/08 Austria Wien @ Arena
13/08 Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault (Converge, Kylesa only)
14/08 Norway Oslo @ Øyafestival (Converge only)
15/08 Belgium Ieper @ Ieper Fest

Gaza tour dates with job for a cowboy, Whitechapel and Cattle Decapitation announced.

Mar 1, 2010

http://bit.ly/9PtvYg

our friends at theprp.com have all the info. Check the above link. This news rules!

Re-post: Gaza added to Converge headlining tour dates

Feb 26, 2010

Gaza is on a stretch of Converge- Axe to Fail Tour Dates, alongside Harvey Milk, Coalesce, Lewd Acts and Black Breath on select dates. We are so excited about this that we had to put it up again.

05/14: Portland, OR @ Satyricon w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/15: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/16: San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/17: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/18: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/19: Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/21: Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/22: Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/23: Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/24: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/25: Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/26: Louisville, KY @ Headliners w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/27: Nashville, TN @ Exit In w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/28: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
05/29: North Carolina @ TBA w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath

Tony Danza Tour Dates w/ Impending Doom, TTEOTD, AGATG and Chelsey Grin Updated

Feb 26, 2010

Tony Danza has been added to the upcoming co-headlining Impending Doom/Through the Eyes of the Dead tour with support from Arsonist Get All the Girls, Tony Danza and Chelsey Grin. Here are the most updated tour dates.

4/9 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
4/10 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
4/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
4/12 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
4/13 DeKalb, IL @ House Cafe
4/14 Fort Wayne, IN @ Sunset Hall
4/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder
4/16 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/17 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog
4/18 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
4/20 Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
4/21 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
4/22 Trois-Rivieres, QC
4/24 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/25 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft - The Chance
4/26 Allentown, PA @ Cafe Under - Crocodile Rock
4/27 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
4/29 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
4/30 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
5/1 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
5/2 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
5/3 Orlando, FL @ H2O Live!
5/4 West Palm, FL @ Ground Control
5/5 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
5/6 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
5/7 Columbus, MS @ Princess Theater
5/8 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre

The Network- Bishop Kent Manning Vinyl still available

Feb 6, 2010

Our friends at Closed Casket Activities released Bishop Kent Manning on vinyl, limited to 666 copies. There are a few copies remaining. Get your copy here before they are gone. http://www.allinmerch.com/page/902152

And in case you did not realize, the Network are always on tour. Check their myspace for upcoming tour dates.
http://www.myspace.com/thenetworkmetal

Some general updates...the BMA horizon!

Feb 6, 2010

So just to give a heads up of what's on the horizon in the upcoming months, here is a status update on some of the new BMA albums...we just updated our myspace, so we are copying most of the stuff here. http://www.myspace.com/blackmarketactivities

Abominable Iron Sloth- The ID Will Overcome April 27th, 2010 Release

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza- Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events Release TBA

Sweet Cobra- Mercy Release TBA

Engineer- New Full Length Release TBA

Lots of great stuff to follow shortly...some of which, if you're anything like us, might just surprise and excite you!!!

On to more good stuff...

Sickest news ever...Gaza will be appearing on some west coast tour dates with the almighty Converge. Some of the shows feature Coalesce, Harvey Milk, Lewd Acts and Black Breath. I'd keep an eye out for Gaza, because I have a feeling lots of good stuff is about to happen with this amazing, amazing band. AND they have some dates prior to that with friggin' Cattle Decapitation....check their myspace for all the info.
http://www.lambgoat.com/news/view.aspx?id=13972 http://www.myspace.com/gaza

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza's new album is all recorded. The material is so damn good. Seriously! Release date is TBA but they will be out this spring with a really sick heavy package. Look for tour dates real soon. Also check their myspace for a cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. http://www.myspace.com/tonydanzatapdanceextravaganza

The Abominable Iron Sloth record is done and schedule to come out on April 27th. Spring tour dates are in the works. The album was recorded by Chris Owens of Lords fame and it's a ripper. If you aren't familiar, they are really heavy sludge metal in the vein of EyeHateGod and Iron Monkey. Go check them out at their myspace. http://www.myspace.com/theironsloth

Some Sweet Sweet Cobra Live Footage

Feb 6, 2010

Check some fun footage of Sweet Cobra playing at 3am last week in Madison, WI.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGoRhcS8_h4

Gaza announced on upcoming Converge Tour Dates

Feb 6, 2010

Gaza is on a few weeks of the upcoming west coast leg of the Converge tour. This is the sickest news we have heard today...and pretty much ever. Check the Lambgoat press release below. So sick!

http://www.lambgoat.com/news/view.aspx?id=13972

Engineer Recording New Record

Jan 15, 2010

Engineer are hard at work on a new record at More Sound Recording Studio in Syracuse with producer Jocko. Check their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/engineercooldude) for some studio updates.

Tony Danza Nirvana Cover on MetalSucks.net

Jan 15, 2010

Check http://www.metalsucks.net for the Tony Danza version of Smells Like Teen Spirit.

the_Network make pastepunk.com Best of 2009 list

Dec 23, 2009

http://www.pastepunk.com/site/?p=20997

The Network are up there! Thanks Paste Punk for acknowledging this amazing release.

Gaza in new Revolver

Dec 23, 2009

Gaza has a "Quick Fix" write up in the new Revolver. Merry Xmas!

Gaza makes Decibel Top 40 of 2009

Dec 20, 2009

Gaza came in at #28 on Decibels Top 40. Pick up the issue on stands or order them here. Obviously, these guys know what they are talking about.

http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/january-2010-063

http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/holiday-specials/products/top-100-albums-of-the-decade-special-issue

Lye By Mistake Makes Metal Sucks Top 2009 List

Dec 20, 2009

http://www.metalsucks.net/2009/12/17/vince-neilsteins-top-twenty-metal-albums-of-2009/#more-24378

Lye By Mistake made #14 on the http://www.metalsucks.net top 20 of 2009. Check out the nice little write up and then pick up the record!

GAZA to support Cattle Decapitation on cross-country trek

Dec 17, 2009

Salt Lake City's Gaza will support Cattle Decapitation on a week of shows in April 2010 that sees the bands traverse almost the entire US.

Gaza's new album, He Is Never Coming Back, hit stores in November on Black Market Activities. The album has been praised by Decibel Magazine as a “strikingly focused, eclectic and harmful cacophony” and by AllMusic.com as “a supersonic blast to the noggin.”

Stand by for more Gaza tour announcements, coming soon.

GAZA w/ Cattle Decapitation:
Apr 17 Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702
Apr 19 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 20 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Apr 21 Indianapolis, IN @ Tip Top Tavern
Apr 22 Lake Station, IN @ Eagles Club
Apr 23 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's

Sweet Cobra member passes away

Nov 27, 2009

I just saw this a moment ago but Matt Arluck of Sweet Cobra and Stabbed by Words has passed away after a battle with cancer. Our deepest condolences. RIP.

Big Press: Gaza and Lye By Mistake

Nov 21, 2009

Check out the new Exclaim for a sweet Lye By Mistake review.

Gaza is crushing. Big tour announcements coming soon on the backs of a featured review on http://www.lambgoat.com and some major love from Decibel
Gaza is not only the lead review, but He Is Never Coming Back is in the top records of 2009 list AND Decibel made a cartoon Gaza to go with the review. Whats better than that? Nothing!!

Gaza is out today!

Nov 10, 2009

Please stop in your local record store and pick up Gazas latest amazing offering He Is Never Coming Back. This record is unbelievable. Please support this incredible band.

Gaza Update

Oct 25, 2009

The new Gaza CD He Is Never Coming Back hits stores Nov 11th. http://www.noisecreep.com will premiere a new track on Wednesday, November 4th.

Check out an album review at http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:avftxzyaldhe and an Up Front feature in the new Decibel Magazine on stands now.

In the meantime, check their debut track from the record on Brooklyn Vegan at
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/10/gaza_debuts_new.html

Lye By Mistake Press

Oct 25, 2009

Keep an eye out for lots of interviews, reviews and features for Lye By Mistake. Here is some recent press:

http://www.puregrainaudio.com/interviews/lye-by-mistake

http://decibelmagazine.com/Content.aspx?ncid=338362

http://www.noisecreep.com

http://grindingtheapparatus.net/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,65/func,view/catid,523/id,32190/#32190

http://teethofthedivine.com/site/reviews/lye-bye-mistake-fea-jur/

Animosity Disbands

Oct 21, 2009

We are sad to report that Animosity has broken up. The band had not toured since the end of 2008, so we had our suspicions that this might be coming. Formed in 2000, the band has released albums with us, Tribunal Records and Man Alive.

Frontman Leo Miller has provided us with the following:

“You have never seen us rest this long. For those of you wondering about Animosity, you are correct to have assumed that we disbanded. It has been nearly a year since all five of us were in a room (or the same state) together. In this time, we have written zero songs and played zero shows. In short, nothing happened which I mean to say plainly and clearly. We are all still alive and friends, but following our last tour we just did nothing band related. Many of us grew up in this band, and for me personally, Animosity was somehow prioritized over everything including my very own life. This band formed our communities, relationships, experiences and the lens through which we view the world. Eight years later, I look back to being 14 years old playing Animosity shows in garages and backyards and I can honestly say that our musical and experiential goals have been exceeded in ways that once seemed impossible to me. If you haven't gotten enough of Animosity, please rest assured that we have.”

“This is not to say, that everyone is gone from music. In the time since our last show, Navene finished his spectacular debut solo album called Fleshrot ? dementia/dyslexia. Navene wrote played and recorded all the music himself and features beastly vocals from Jonny Davy. Check out the project here and stay posted for album release info. Also, Navene has teamed up with Tosin Abasi and is drumming in their new band Animals As Leaders. Chase also has a new band called Son of Arelius from which you can expect a full-length album out soon. New music from Evan and Frank can be anticipated in various different forms. As for me, I moved out east to study the environment.”

“To Animosity fans worldwide, thank you for doing this with us, it was an awesomely epic journey. Be well!”

Cancer Bats to tour with Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats and Fireworks

Oct 21, 2009

Anti-Flag will headline a four-week tour in January and early-February with support from Aiden, Cancer Bats, and Fireworks. Here are the dates:

1/12 Detroit, MI, US @ Magic Stick
1/13 Chicago, IL, US @ Bottom Lounge
1/14 St. Paul, MN, US @ Station 4
1/15 Omaha, NE, US @ Sokol Underfround
1/16 Denver, CO, US @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
1/19 Portland, OR, US @ Hawthorne Theatre
1/20 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
1/21 San Francisco, CA, US @ Slims
1/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda
1/23 San Diego, CA, US @ Soma
1/24 Anaheim, CA, US @ House Of Blues
1/25 Tempe, AZ, US @ Clubhouse
1/27 Austin, TX, US @ Red 7
1/29 Covington, KY, US @ Mad Hatter
1/30 Cleveland, OH, US @ Beachland Ballroom
1/31 Buffalo, NY, US @ Town Ballroom
2/1 Clifton Park, NY, US @ Northern Lights
2/2 Boston, MA, US @ Paradise Rock Club
2/3 Philadelphia, PA, US @ Trocadero
2/4 New York, NY, US @ Highline Ballroom
2/5 Sayreville, NJ, US @ Starland Ballroom
2/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

Lye by Mistake- Fea Jur is in stores today

Oct 13, 2009

Please go check it out! This album slays...in a progressive, sophisticated and mind-blowing way.

Lye By Mistake CD in stores tuesday

Oct 11, 2009

Please check out LBMs new album Fea Jur in stores this Tuesday.

Gaza debut mp3 available on Brooklynvegan.com now!

Oct 2, 2009

Check out http://www.brooklynvegan.com and down the track Windowless House from Gazas He Is Never Coming Back album, in stores 11/11.

Lye By Mistake new track posted on lambgoat.com

Sep 30, 2009

Lye By Mistake have revealed “Invincible Badass,” a brand new track off their forthcoming second album (and Black Market Activities debut), Fea Jur.Hear “Invincible Badass” here: http://www.lambgoat.com/news/view.aspx?id=13392 “Invincible Badass” showcases Lye By Mistake's blazing prog-metal fusion (formerly with vocals, now instrumental) that has made fans out of members of Between The Buried And Me, among others. In an interview on MetalSucks.net in 2007, BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs was quoted as saying: “My buddies from St. Louis, Lye By Mistake, I've just been listening to them so much lately. I can't get enough of them. They're honestly out of control... It's this balance of absolute insanity and really awesome, awesome brutality.” Lye By Mistake have toured and played with the likes of Between The Buried And Me, Intronaut, Psyopus, and Behold... The Arctopus. Look for them on tour soon in support of Fea Jur.Fea Jur hits stores October 13 via Black Market Activities.

Lambgoat.com to premier new Lye By Mistake track later today

Sep 30, 2009

Check http://www.lambgoat.com later today to hear the new Lye By Mistake track Invincible Badass.

New Danza track online

Sep 30, 2009

Http://www.myspace.com/tonydanzatapdanceextravaganza
Get the first peak of a pre-production demo track from Danza III.

FOLLOW OUR TWITTER!!!

Sep 25, 2009

http://www.twitter.com/blackmarketact
Come be our friend!

More the_Network Press

Sep 25, 2009

Look for more reviews of the_Network on http://www.about.com, http://www.blistering.com, http://www.grindingtheapparatus.net, http://www.crustcake.com, http://www.puregrainaudio.com, http://www.waytooloud.com and upcoming features in Decibel, Revolver, AP, http://www.noisecreep.com and the current issue of the UKs Rocksound.

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Update

Sep 24, 2009

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza announce “Danza III: The Series Of Unfortunate Events”

Murfreesboro, TN experimental metal act, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, has announced the title of their next album, Danza III: The Series Of Unfortunate Events. The band will be recording throughout November at Anthem Productions with Jeremiah Scott and Steve Blackmon.

Danza III's these is exactly what it suggests, it will chronicle unfortunate events - personal, social, political, global, etc. “We see it as an accumulation of Danza I and II combined. We spent a lot of time structuring the album with three main musical elements; those being tech, groove, and ambiance. It's a long, pissed off and sad emotional roller coaster.” Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis

Song titles so far include Passenger 57, I Am Sammy Jankis, and Yippie-Ky-Yay-Mother******. Fans will be able to check out Yippie-Ky-Yay as early as next week on the band's myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/tonydanzatapdanceextravaganza. Keep your eyes on their myspace for more updates on the record as they become available.

Danza also announces: “We are sad to inform everyone that Layne Meylain and Mike Butler are no longer a part of this project. There is no bad blood between any of us, and we are extremely proud of them for taking on their responsibilities and continuing with their life endeavors. They will be sorely missed,as they continue to push us in finishing this album and keep Danza going.” - Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis

Merch:
http://www.indiemerchstore.com/thetonydanzatap
Records:
http://www.indiemerchstore.com/blackmarket/item/4276/
Music:
http://www.myspace.com/tonydanzatapdanceextravaganza

Lye By Mistake on MetalSucks.com

Sep 21, 2009

Lye By Mistakes new disc Fea Jur is in store October 13th. Check out metalsucks.com for a sweet write up on Lye By Mistake.

the_Network on Crustcake and Rocksound

Sep 18, 2009

http://www.crustcake.com/2009/09/thenetwork-announce-fall-tour.html
The Network has some stuff on Crustcake and be sure to look for their review in the current Rocksound.

the_Networks new Deciblog entry

Sep 18, 2009

http://decibelmagazine.com/Content.aspx?ncid=332190
This band rules.

the_Network on http://www.moderndrummer.com

Sep 18, 2009

http://www.moderndrummer.com check it!

Lords tour dates

Sep 15, 2009

Lords will hit the road next week for a short run. Please check it out if you're in the area.
dates w/ Virgins
9/23 Birmingham, AL @ Magic City Wholesale
9/24 Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar
9/25 Gainsville, FL @ The Atlantic
9/26 Vero Beach, FL @ Filthy McNasty's
9/27 Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
9/28 Orlando, FL @ The Social
9/29 St. Augustine FL @ Nobby's

9/30 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
10/1 Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Business
10/2 Richmond, VA @ Charlie Mansion

the_Network- Bishop Kent Manning is in stores today

Sep 15, 2009

It sure is...please pick it up. Thanks!

The Network- Bishop Kent Manning CD in stores tomorrow!

Sep 14, 2009

Please check out the Networks new disc in stores tomorrow. Vinyl will be available soon via Closed Casket Activities.

BMA Twitter. Please follow us!

Sep 11, 2009

We finally made a Twitter. Come follow us at http://www.twitter.com/blackmarketact

The Network Mania

Sep 11, 2009

The Networks new CD BISHOP KENT MANNING is in stores this coming Tuesday. They have a special pre-release show tonight in Dover NH at the infamous ALEXs House....which happens to be a kid named Alexs house. Check out http://www.myspace.com/thenetworkmetal

In case you havent noticed, the band have been doing their homework and are putting in some overtime doing press courtesy of publicist Curran Reynolds. Check out some of the current press below and please pick up BISHOP KENT MANNING on Tuesday or at their shows. Thank you!

SMN NEWS http://www.smnnews.com/2009/09/09/the_network-pete-marr-guitars/

Noise Creep http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/09/04/the_network-don-t-want-you-listening-to-their-first-album/

Decibel Blog http://decibelmagazine.com/Content.aspx?ncid-328994

All Music http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dzfuxztaldfe

Deaf Sparrow http://www.deafsparrow.com/the-network-feature.htm

the_Network Announces US Tour with Australia's Robotosaurus

Aug 13, 2009

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



www.myspace.com/thenetworkmetal
www.thenetworkmusic.com


www.myspace.com/blackmarketactivities
www.blackmarketactivities.com

Black Market Activities Reveals the_Network Album Details, Unveils New Track

Jul 30, 2009

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:

http://www.myspace.com/thenetworkmetal


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

http://decibelmagazine.com/Content.aspx?ncid=320937


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.


http://www.thenetworkmusic.com

http://www.myspace.com/thenetworkmetal


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Founded in 2002 by The Red Chord frontman Guy Kozowyk, Black Market Activities has released music by Animosity, Behold... The Arctopus, Engineer, Lords, Psyopus, and more.


http://www.blackmarketactivities.com

http://www.myspace.com/blackmarketactivities


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PR Contact:

Curran Reynolds

(917) 224-3637

curran.reynolds@gmail.com

http://www.curranreynolds.com