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DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Announces Tour with SHADOWS FALL

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

New Album “Death of the Rockstar” Out Tuesday, June 24, 2014 via Ear One Productions

Connecticut’s own DEAD BY WEDNESDAY is pleased to announce their upcoming US tour with fellow New England metallers SHADOWS FALL. The band will join the tour on June 20th in Chicopee, MA and will tour throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S. before the tour comes to a close on July 6th in Binghamton, NY. See below for a full listing of current tour dates:

 

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY w/ Shadows Fall

6/20 – Chicopee, MA @ Maximum Capacity

6/21 – Waterbury, CT @ City Limits

6/22 – Providence, RI @ SIMONS 667

6/24 – Winston/Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s

6/25 – Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom

6/26 – Augusta, GA @ Sky City

6/27 – Knoxville, TN @ The International

6/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

6/29 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub

6/30 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

7/1 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft

7/2 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

7/3 – Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage

7/4 – Columbus, OH @ AlRosa Villa

7/5 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes

7/6 – Binghamton, NY @ Legion Post 80

 

 

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY will release their brand new EP, Death Of A Rockstar, on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 via Ear One Productions. The album, produced by Nicholas T. Rage of Toxic Holocaust (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, Jasta), will be available online for download via iTunes, Amazon, & more! You can pre-order a bundle or a limited edition digipack or hard copy NOW here: http://earoneproductions.bigcartel.com/

 

Death Of A Rockstar is the band’s fourth release, and represents the death of one chapter of the band’s history due to the loss of long-time guitarist Ross Ragusa (who still does appear of Death Of A Rockstar), but is also the rebirth of a hardworking, independent metal band that has morphed into a “real” unstoppable international act.

 

Formed in 2005, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY made their mark by releasing their debut CD Democracy is Dead on Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed‘s Stillborn Records. In 2008, the band released their highly anticipated sophomore full length The Killing Project on Eclipse Records. The Killing Project, considered a crossover release by many, was an aggressive demonstration of New Haven, CT’s signature hybrid of metal, punk, and real hardcore. The album featured the single ‘Pawns’, which spawned a music video directed by Grammy nominated producer David Brodsky of My Good Eye, NYC, and went into rotation on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball, Music Choice and Havok TV on demand, Liquid Metal, Rock Band, and UFC.

 

In 2011, the band released their third record, The Last Parade. Produced by Enoch Jensen at East Lake Recording Studio’s in MA, this release was considered by the band as their “Master of Puppets”. The release of The Last Parade was followed by a full U.S. tour with Straight Line Stitch and Defiler, sponsored by the clothing line Hatewear, Inc. DEAD BY WEDNESDAY went on to snag the “Best Metal” award two years in a row at the Connecticut Music Awards.

 

Throughout the years DEAD BY WEDNESDAY have toured relentlessly, and in doing so have found their own sound and style, creating a fierce loyal fan base along the way. Now, with all the right members in place, they have all the pistons of this metal turbo engine running full throttle, and are without a doubt a serious force to be reckoned with.

 

 

Learn more about DEAD BY WEDNESDAY at these locations:

www.DBWMusic.com

www.Facebook.com/DeadByWednesday

www.Twitter.com/DeadByWednesday

www.YouTube.com/DBWtv

www.Soundcloud.com/DeadByWednesday

www.Reverbnation.com/DeadByWednesday

http://deadbywednesday.bandcamp.com

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Guitarist Leaves, National Open Auditions, New EP, New Label, CT Music Awards Nominations

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2013 by Randy

Due to personal reasons, guitarist Ross Ragusa has chosen to amicably part ways with Connecticut based metal band DEAD BY WEDNESDAY. Ross states, “I love my brothers in DBW, I wish them nothing but success, as they deserve it for the years of hard work they put into this project. This was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life. But the road has done serious damage to my back and neck, so I need to step away to get healthy, pursue an education in music, and come out strong to become the musician I was born to be.”

As hard as it was for the rest of the band to hear this, the show must go on, and the remaining band members wish him nothing but the best. “Although we will miss Ross on many different levels, we look forward to the excitement and possibilities of working with some new energy and flesh blood. We don’t care how long it takes for our search, but hopefully our ‘Randy Rhodes’ will walk through the door.” – Opus, drummer of DBW.

DBW will be holding national auditions for their replacement guitarist. All candidates must be pro and willing to tour. According to the band, “To be considered, you must be as good or better than Mr. Ross Ragusa. If you think you got what it takes, and are serious about your career, emailOmindsnap@aol.com.”

The band was planning on writing a full-length album with Ross, but because of his departure they will instead finish the seven songs that they’ve already written and recorded with him, and release it as an EP. It will also feature Charlie Bellmore (the guitarist of Kingdom of Sorrow/Jasta), who will be finishing off some of the guitar solo duties. They are currently in the studio with producer Nicholas T. Rage, who has recorded the likes of Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, andToxic Holocaust. Their new EP, titled The Death of the Rockstar, will be released early 2014 through Mindsnap Music and distributed by Fake Four, Inc / Red Eye, followed by a nationwide tour. Their first single off the EP, “Left for Dead” is is also featured on the summer release of HATEWEAR’s “For The Headbanger’s/Brutal New Music Vol. # 4” comp CD out now! Sample & Download “Left For Dead” for FREE here:https://soundcloud.com/deadbywednesday/left-for-dead

Now on to some exciting news!! On September 17, 2013, at the Second Annual Connecticut Music Awards at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY snagged the award for “Best Metal” band – for the second year in a row! They were also the only metal band to be nominated for “Best Overall” band.

“We are super happy to have won the best metal award two years in a row, and want to thank all of our family,friends, and fans who voted and believe in us, helping us to win again.” – Mike Modeste, bassist of DBW.

For more information on DEAD BY WEDNESDAY, please visit http://www.deadbywednesday.com and http://www.facebook.com/deadbywednesday.

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