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  • May29th

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    Oakland, CA’s SUFFOKATE have returned with a new song titled “The Impostor”, which can be heard at http://youtu.be/bHdKh4rKlC8. The song features the band’s new line-up, which consists of Lars Diaz (drums), John Oliva (vocals), Ivan Munguia (bass), Jason Graff (guitar), and Miguel Esparza (guitar).

    Suffokate will return to the road in July on the ‘Murder Without Motive Tour‘ alongside Abiotic, Aegaeon, and As They Sleep. Dates for the tour are as follows:

    7/3 Houston, TX – Walters
    7/4 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
    7/5 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
    7/6 Dallas – Tomcats West
    7/7 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
    7/8 Chicago, IL – Bada Brew
    7/9 Milwaukee, WI – The Metal Grill
    7/10 Burnsville, MN – The Garage
    7/11 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
    7/12 Denver, CO – The Rock House
    7/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
    7/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
    7/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
    7/17 Richland, WA – Rays Golden Lion
    7/18 Salem, OR – The Nest
    7/19 Santa Rosa, CA – Live Musicians Co-op
    7/20 San Jose, CA – San Jose Rock Shop
    7/21 Riverside, CA – Clash City Studios
    7/22 Las Vegas, NV – Sports Centre
    7/23 Hollywood, CA – The Whiskey
    7/24 Anaheim, CA – Mirror Image Studios
    7/25 Mesa, AZ – Club Red

  • May13th

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    Australian hardcore heavyweights CONFESSION are proud to announce the release of their third full-length album ‘Life And Death’, which will hit stores in North America on June 24th through Mediaskare Records.

    Fronted by Michael Crafter, a key player in the hardcore scene who earned his stripes as founding member of I Killed The Prom Queen, CONFESSION have laid out 11 of their most accomplished tracks to date, further bolstered with contributions from the best of modern metallers; Ahren Stringer and Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction, Adrian Fitipaldes of Northlane and Karl Schubach of Misery Signals.

    ‘Life And Death’ is a sonic journey through the last 2 years of Crafter’s life; a political yet incredibly personal account, working through the multi-faceted issues that come with births, deaths, illnesses, friendships and love. Recorded in California with renowned engineer Dan Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Impending Doom), these are CONFESSION’s realest, most accomplished compositions to date.

    CONFESSION are touring Australia this June as part of the Rampage tour, co-headlined by Deez Nuts, also featuring up-and-comers Hands of Mercy and Thorns. The official music video for lead single “Fuck Cancer” can be seen on the band’s YouTube channel, located at http://youtu.be/oBi9gDab5n8.

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    Life And Death‘ track listing:

    1. Life
    2. Still Breathing
    3. Holy War (feat. Ahren Stringer of The Amity Affliction)
    4. Hollow
    5. Fuck Cancer
    6. March 23
    7. Old Blood (feat. Adrian Fitipaldes of Northlane)
    8. 51-73 (feat. Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction)
    9. Fear (feat. Karl Schubach of Misery Signals)
    10. The Forgotten
    11. Death

  • April11th

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    Reformers have premiered the song “Abomination” from their upcoming album ‘Abolish‘ over at the Mediaskare Records YouTube channel, located here http://youtu.be/PzaCCxMa8VA. The band’s debut album ‘Abolish‘ is set to hit stores April 29th on Mediaskare Records. Pre-order packages are available now at http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/collections/reformers.

    Abolish’ was self-recorded with additional vocal production from Jeremy Reeves of production group The Stereotypes and mixed by Kyle Black (Comeback Kid). The album also features guest appearances from members of Winds of Plague, Impending Doom, and The Great Commission.

    The band will be hitting the road alongside Murder Death Kill and Leaders on the ‘Heavy Hitters 2014 Tour‘ in May, confirmed dates are as follows:

    5/2 Walnut Creek, CA – Red House Studios
    5/3 Silverado, CA – Wild Wild Fest
    5/4 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
    5/7 Phoenix, AZ – The Underground
    5/8 Amarillo, TX – Wreck Room
    5/9 Laredo, TX – The Dugout
    5/10 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
    5/11 Ft. Worth, TX – Tom Cats West
    5/12 Austin, TX – The Dirty Dog
    5/13 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
    5/14 St. Louis, MO – The Mad Magician
    5/15 Steger, IL – AHITW
    5/16 Cedar Rapids, IA – The Yacht Club
    5/17 Caper, WY – Black Gold Grill
    5/18 Denver, CO – The Trailside
    5/19 Las Vegas, NV – Southern NV SC

  • March28th

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    Rock Sound has premiered Hundredth’s music video for “Shelter”, which comes from the band’s recently released EP ‘Resist’. You can view the Max Moore directed video here http://rcksnd.tv/5G577k.

    The band’s new EP ‘Resist’ can be purchased online from the following places:

    Merch Connection Inc. – http://goo.gl/EVQiAr
    iTunes – http://goo.gl/eI834W
    Google Play – http://goo.gl/klRLkg
    Amazon MP3 – http://goo.gl/xF6USR

  • February20th

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    THE PRESTIGE have posted a new track from their forthcoming album, “Ecotone“; the track is titled “World At My Feet” and can be heard via AbsolutePunk.net as an ‘ABSOLUTExclusive’ at http://apdot.net/1h2JTsu. To give insight into the song, vocalist JC Hamel offered the following:

    Depression is hell of a nightmare for anyone stuck with it. You tend to see the bad side out of everything, and you carry some sort of sadness around with you wherever you go. This song is a window on the moment where you realize what the situation is, and decide when/where you flip things over, and start seeing the beauty in everything.” Adding, “It’s never too late to turn around, we’ve all been there. We feel having your feet at the top of the world is an equivalent of making the best we can out of anything.”

    The band teamed with producer Antoine Lussier (Obey The Brave, Ion Dissonance) AT .357 Productions to record “Ecotone“, whom the band has worked with in the past. “It was the third time we hit the studios with him and we had a blast. He truly is a genius and he helped us craft the sound we were always looking for. We are very proud of how it sounds and cannot wait to have everyone listen to it.” stated guitarist Sebastien Marois.

    Ecotone” hits stores March 18th on Mediaskare Records. Exclusive pre-order packages can be purchased at http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/collections/the-prestige.

  • February6th

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    Mediaskare Records is pleased to announce the addition of California’s REFORMERS to its roster of artists. The band’s first Mediaskare release will be their debut full-length album ‘Abolish’, which is set to hit stores and digital retailers on April 29th. A lyric video for the track “Belligerence”, which will appear on the album, has been posted online and can be seen at http://youtu.be/KVRakZkE970.

    More and more you see people adopting the mantra, “Negative Minded”, or, “Stay Negative”, but why?” stated front man Andrew Backlin when speaking about “Belligerence”. Adding, “Hate saturates your very being, taking what was once joy, and extinguishing any hope for a future. Life has it’s valley’s, don’t get us wrong, but there is so much beauty in this gift called life that we have been given. Choose to live in hate, and soon that is all you will see, it clouds your vision, preventing true joy from even being possible. This song is our response to people who choose to live in hate, letting it sap any part of life worth living, and for what? The satisfaction of feeling justified for past situations? Tomorrow is a new day, love life, forgive people, move on, happiness is not out of your reach.

    Abolish’ was self-recorded with additional vocal production from the famed Jeremy Reeves of production group The Stereotypes and mixed by Kyle Black (Comeback Kid). The album also features guest appearances from members of Winds of Plague, Impending Doom, and The Great Commission. When asked why they chose to title the album ‘Abolish’, the band responded “We see injustice happen every day, some of us being trapped in a chokehold by it, others being the cause of it. It seems as if our culture has taught us to accept these things as the social/political/spiritual norm, leaving little room for one to questions whether or not things could be different, whether or not they could be free…or whether or not they could change the world. We chose the title ‘Abolish’ as a battle cry. To abolish is to completely do away with something, to end it completely.

    This album is our response to the injustice that we see around us. Instead of believing what we are taught from our culture, (“Thing’s will never change”, “This is just how the world goes round”), we wanted to question to status quo, approach the giant, and see if it were really as immovable as we were told. The album deals with many different injustices, each of them being things that we would like to see come to a complete end. We are all born to change this world that we live in, will we have the strength, courage and fortitude to abolish that which causes injustice?

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    Abolish‘ track listing:
    1. Reform
    2. Reckless American (feat. Johnny Plague of Winds of Plague)
    3. Hooked
    4. Abomination
    5. Commercialized Genocide
    6. Greed Machine
    7. Eliminate The Sickness
    8. Belligerence
    9. PNP (feat. Justin Singh of The Great Commission)
    10. Lipserver
    11. Turn It Around
    12. Last One Standing (feat. Brooke Reeves of Impending Doom)

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  • February3rd

    Hundredth’s new song “Demons”, from their upcoming EP ‘Resist’, can now be heard at http://youtu.be/ACwzH9M8Qrs. ‘Resist’, which is the companion piece to 2013’s ‘Revolt’ EP, is set to hit stores and digital retailers on March 25th through Mediaskare Records and on limited edition vinyl from No Sleep Records.

    Resist is much more melodic and at times more laid back,” stated vocalist Chadwick Johnson. “Revolt was fast and captured the dark and heavy parts of Hundredth. Resist moves just as steadily, while capturing the more melodic side of the band.” Adding; “Thematically, Resist is more about the evolution of the Self whereas Revolt is more about collective consciousness.

    The ‘Revolt / Resist’ EP set was recorded with producers Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Stick To Your Guns) at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO. Explaining what the the experience was like, Chadwick offered the following: “It was a great environment. So many classic records have come out of The Blasting Room, it was a bit surreal walking down the hallways.” He added, “Both of them were very on board with the project. Jason was a stickler, which helped both of the EPs to be the best they could be. Bill kept morale up, had a ton of great input and I believe captured the best version of Hundredth to date.

    Pre-order packages for ‘Resist’ are available now at:
    http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/collections/hundredth
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    UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

    w/ August Burns Red & Being As An Ocean
    01/31 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
    02/01 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
    02/02 Leeds, UK – Cockpit
    02/04 Newcastle, UK – University
    02/05 Aberdeen, UK – Tunnels
    02/06 Glasgow, UK – Garage
    02/07 Belfast, IRE – Mandela Hall
    02/08 Dublin, IRE – Academy
    02/10 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
    02/11 Cardiff, UK – Solus 2
    02/12 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
    02/13 Portsmouth, UK – Wedgwood rooms
    02/14 London, UK – Underworld
    02/15 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
    02/16 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre

    w/ Being As An Ocean, Counterparts & Polar
    02/17 Paris, FRA – Batofar
    02/18 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colosaal
    02/19 Stuttgart, GER – Juha West
    02/20 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
    02/21 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
    02/22 Salzburg, AUT – Mark
    02/23 Dessau, GER – Beat Club
    02/24 Warsaw, POL – Klub Hydrozagadka
    02/25 Berlin, GER – Magnet
    02/26 Dresden, GER – Scheune
    02/27 Hamburg, GER – Logo
    02/28 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
    03/01 Trier, GER – Ex-Haus
    03/02 Antwerpen, BEL – Kavka

    3/12 Mission, TX – Las Palmas Race Park (Never Say Never Fest)
    3/16 Grand Prairie, TX – Quiktrip Park (South By So What?! Festival)
    3/22 San Bernardino, CA – National Orange Show (Self Help Festival)
    3/23 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse (Today’s Mixtape Festival)

    w/ Stick To Your Guns, Terror, Counterparts & Expire
    3/24 Ogden, UT – The Century Club
    3/25 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
    3/26 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
    3/27 Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
    3/28 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
    3/29 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
    3/30 Patchogue, NY – 89 North Music Venue (Today’s Mixtape Festival)
    3/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
    4/01 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
    4/02 Montreal, QUE – La Salsa Rossa
    4/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
    4/04 Springfield, VA – Empire
    4/05 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
    4/06 Jacksonville, FL – Brewster’s
    4/07 Metairie, LA – The Cypress
    4/08 Houston, TX – Walter’s
    4/09 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
    4/10 Albuquerque, NM – Blackwater Music
    4/11 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
    4/12 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

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  • December5th

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    Mediaskare Records has signed Dublin, Ireland’s RED ENEMY, who will be coming to the U.S. in February to record their new album with producer Taylor Voeltz (Mureau). For now, a music video for the band’s previously recorded song “Changing The End” has been premiered on the Mediaskare YouTube channel, which can be seen here http://youtu.be/5126za7ugaQ.

    The song addresses a topic that has certainly had no shortage of coverage amongst bands over the past two decades, which essentially is standing up for what you believe in,” stated the band. Adding, “It’s about not settling for the mundane, getting out there and grabbing whatever it is you believe in with both hands. It’s a cliché topic, but one that constantly rears its head on a daily basis. Everyone should strive to have the courage and ambition to follow their heart regardless of what anyone tells you. It seems obvious, but no harm in reminding people of that as much as possible.

    The video for the track was directed by Luke Daly, who came up with the concept. “He had this vision he had wanted to make a reality for some time and he figured we were the band to help make that happen. We loved it instantly. We had wanted to do something completely different for some time, something out of the ordinary, something that would make people go “what the hell did I just watch there”, and this was the perfect opportunity with an incredibly talented director.” Explaining, “The video itself depicts two particular aspects of the song meaning, courage and perseverance. There were some crazy long days and some touchy issues with the quarry owner but we got it done and the final product is delish.

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  • December2nd

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    Mediaskare Records is proud to announce the addition of Montreal, Quebec’s The Prestige to its roster of artists and will release the band’s Antoine Lussier produced album ‘Ecotone’ on March 18th. You can listen to the track “Dismantle” from the album now at http://youtu.be/0ky5o9hoi14.

    We chose to release Dismantle first because we feel it perfectly represents everything contained on the album musically, its heavy and catchy,” stated guitarist Sebastien Marois. Adding, “Lyrically, Martin and JC wrote the song as an interpretation of the last lucid moments with your loved ones and facing the realization that your whole life is being dismantled brick by brick. Both have had the disease impact their lives in a big way. It’s a terrible thing to imagine, having all the people you love and have had by your side your entire life slowly become complete strangers.

    An ecotone is a transition area between two biomes, It is where two communities meet and integrate. It may be narrow or wide, and it may be local (the zone between a field and forest) or regional (the transition between forest and grassland ecosystems),” explained the band. “Our bass player Blaise came with the idea about a year ago while we were writing the album and simply stuck with it. It really is a good metaphor about us. This album draws the line between our old sound and what we crafted over the years. The overall image is about separations, as in, before/after, right/wrong, and so on.

    The band teamed with producer Antoine Lussier (Obey The Brave) AT .357 Productions to record ‘Ecotone’, whom the band has worked with in the past. “It was the third time we hit the studios with him and we had a blast. He truly is a genius and he helped us craft the sound we were always looking for. We are very proud of how it sounds and cannot wait to have everyone listen to it.

    Ecotone’ hits stores and digital retailers on March 18th through Mediaskare Records.

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  • September13th

    Los Angeles based band Volumes has released a pre-production version of their new track “Vahle”, which serves a tribute to a close friend of the band who tragically passed away in an automobile accident. You can listen and watch a lyric video for the track here http://youtu.be/Z1hpOxAFiBw. A final version of “Vahle” will appear on the band’s forthcoming album.

    Set for an early 2014 release through Mediaskare Records, the bands’ as-of-yet titled album showcases the band’s growth musically. “We have matured as musicians and dug deeper into ourselves for this album,” stated bassist Raad Soudani. “The new album is the next evolutionary step for Volumes.

    Volumes will begin touring in support of their new album in November, as a part of ‘The 8:18 Tour‘ with The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, and Texas in July. Dates for the tour are as follows:

    11/2 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
    11/3 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
    11/5 Cleveland, OH @ HOB Cleveland
    11/6 Chicago, IL @ HOB Chicago
    11/7 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
    11/9 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
    11/10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
    11/12 Winnipeg, Canada @ The Garrick
    11/14 Calgary, Canada @ MacEwan Ballroom
    11/16 Edmonton, Canada @ The Starlite Room
    11/19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
    11/21 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
    11/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
    11/24 Denver, CO @ Exdo Event Center
    11/25 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
    11/26 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
    11/27 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip
    11/29 San Diego, CA @ Soma
    11/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
    12/1 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
    12/4 Dallas, TX @ HOB Dallas
    12/5 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
    12/6 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
    12/7 New Orleans, LA @ HOB New Orleans
    12/8 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
    12/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
    12/11 Orlando, FL @ HOB Orlando
    12/12 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
    12/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
    12/15 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
    12/17 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
    12/18 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
    12/19 Montreal, Canada @ Club Soda
    12/20 Toronto, Canada @ Phoenix Concert Theatre