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Hatebreed Premieres Four Videos On Headbanger’s Ball During August

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Beginning online now and for the next 4 consecutive weeks, HATEBREED and MTV2’s Headbangers Ball are partnering up each week to world premiere a new live video from the band’s forthcoming first-ever live concert DVD, Live Dominance.

“Live For This,” the first of 4 clips is now premiering! Click on the following URL to check it out: http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2008/08/07/video-premiere-hatebreeds-live-for-this-live/

Each of the 4 clips will be accompanied by a new blog written by Jamey Jasta.

A full schedule of the Live Dominance Headbangers Ball video premieres is as follows:

“Live for This” online premiere 8/7, on air premiere 8/9

“This is Now” online premiere 8/14, on air premiere 8/16

“Destroy Everything” online premiere 8/21, on air premiere 8/23

“I Will be Heard” online premiere 8/28, on air premiere 8/30

Hitting stores on Tuesday, September 2nd, Live Dominance will include over 2 hours of live footage including the full sold-out show at Harpo’s in Detroit shot in March of this year on the band’s Supremacy tour. The multi-camera concert was filmed entirely in Hi-Definition. The DVD will also include a ton of bonus features shot specifically for the release including brand-new band interviews, bonus live videos, fan testimonials, and much, much more.

Live Dominance was Directed/Edited by Toaster In A Tub’s Kevin Custer with musical production/mixing coming from Grammy Award winner, Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God).

Catch the band on tour beginning 9/2/08. Tickets are on sale now.

The Live Dominance Tour:
9/2 – Detroit, MI – I-Rock Nightclub
9/3 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Down Under
9/4 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
9/5 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
9/6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater (WFNOR’s Lunatic Luau)
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
9/8 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
9/9 – Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
9/10 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
9/11 – Portland, ME – The Asylum
9/12 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
9/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
9/14 – State College, PA – Lulu’s
For more on HATEBREED, please visit www.myspace.com/hatebreed or www.hatebreed.com

DC’s Own Douglas Esper At The 48 Hour Film Project

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Below is info for The 48 hour film Project that our own Douglas Esper is working on. Come out, see some great films, and of course Vote for Doug’s team The Pipeline Media Group!

The Cleveland 48HFP runs August 8-10, with a screening of all of the films on Wednesday August 13th at the Cedar Lee Theater. Tickets are currently on sale for the screening. Teams will be broken up into two screening groups; Group A films will screen at 7 p.m. and Group B films will screen at 9 p.m. More information on which teams belong to which screening group as we get closer to the contest. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Cedar Lee Box Office or online at www.clevelandcinemas.com for $9 per screening. A $1 surcharge applies for online orders. The Cedar Lee Theatre is located at 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. For showtime information call 440-564-2030

Impending Doom’s Video For “My Nemesis” Premieres On Headbanger’s Ball, Aug. 2

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The brand new video from Impending Doom has debuted exclusively today on MTV’s Headbangers Blog. The video is for the song “My Nemesis” and is online now. http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2008/07/31/video-premiere-impending-dooms-my-nemesis/

Tune into MTV2 this Saturday to see the national on-air premier of “My Nemesis.” Impending Doom just finished up the Scream The Prayer Tour and are gearing up for a September tour with White Chapel and Through The Eyes of the Dead.

TOUR DATES:
Aug. 28 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Aug. 30 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
Aug. 31 – San Jose, CA @ MACLA
Sept. 1 – Fresno, CA @ The Exit
Sept. 2 – Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza
Sept. 3 – Palmdale, CA @ Palmdale Vets Hall
Sept. 4 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Sept. 5 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Sept. 6 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Sept. 7 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse Theatre
Sept. 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Jillian’s
Sept. 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Sept. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Ballroom
Sept. 19 – Dayton, OH @ The Attic Club
Sept. 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stratus Nite Club
Sept. 21 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheelz
Sept. 22 – Manchester, NH @ Rockos
Sept. 23 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sept. 24 – Lemoyne, PA @ Champion Ship
Sept. 25 – Fredericksburg, VA @ KC’s Music Alley
Sept. 26 – Wilmington, NC @ Lucky’s

Atmosphere Appearing On David Letterman, July 30; Hit The Lights’ Video For “Stay Out” On MTV

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Atmosphere will be playing their single “You” on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight (CBS – 11:30 PM ET/PT) – Should be a fun show, the other guests are Pamela Anderson and James Franco.

Hit The Lights will premiere their video for “Stay Out” on MTVu today – It’s an all day premiere meaning it’ll get played once an hour, every hour. “Stay Out” is the first single off the new Hit The Lights album, Skip School, Start Fights. You can watch the video here: http://www.mtvu.com/music/video_premiere/hit_the_lights

More On Atmosphere:
Atmosphere’s sixth studio album When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold debuted at #5 on the Top Billboard Top 200 in April and has now scanned almost 120,000 units and is the fastest selling Atmosphere record to date. Atmosphere was MTV’s 52/52 “Artist Of The Week.” back in May (you can watch clips on Atmosphere’s MySpace)The first single off the album, “You” is getting heavy airplay across the country and is currently climbing the Alternative charts thanks to rotations at KROQ/LA, INDIE 103/LA, 91X/San Diego, KNDD/Seattle, KVGS/Las Vegas, KITS/San Francisco, KEDJ/Phoenix, KROX/Austin, KWOD/Sacramento, KCCQ/Des Moins, KFMA/Tucson, WLUM/Milwaukee, Sirius, XM and Music Choice among others. Atmosphere Fall Tour Announcement coming in the very near future.

“As a frontman, the charismatic Slug has matured into one of hip-hop’s best performers.” LA Times

MySpace: www.myspace.com/atmosphere
Label: www.rhymesayers.com
Press Assets: http://eastwest.ilgpress.com/atmosphere/media/

More on Hit The Lights:
Skip School, Start Fights (Triple Crown, July 8th) debuted at #97 on Billboard’s Top 200. It’s the follow up to 2006’s buzzworthy This Is A Stickup…Don’t Make It A Murder which put Hit The Lights on the map and saw them tour with New Found Glory, Paramore, Cute Is What We Aim For, Cartel and Boys Like Girls. Skip School, Start Fights was produced by Rob Freeman (Hidden In Plain View) at Pilot Studios in New Jersey and mixed by Zach Odom and Kenneth Mount (Mayday Parade, All Time Low, Cartel).

The first Hit The Lights single is “Stay Out” and you watch the “Making Of The Video” Parts 1 & 2 on Triple Crown Records in the TCR-TV section here: http://www.triplecrownrecords.com – Hit The Lights will be on the road all summer first on a Headlining Run and then with Motion City Soundtrack/Chiodos and then a big fall tour with Cobra Starship/Forever The Sickest Kids.

Confirmed HTL Dates:

Headlining:

8/10/08 Plano, TX The Plano Centre
8/16/08 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
8/17/08 Toledo, OH Frankies
8/18/08 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
8/20/08 Tinley Park, IL Mojoes Rock House
8/21/08 Columbus, OH The Basement
8/22/08 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
8/23/08 Sterling, VA Sterling Comm. Center
8/24/08 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
8/26/08 Rochester, NY Water St. Music Hall
8/27/08 Buffalo, NY Club Infinity
8/28/08 State College, PA Sozo
8/29/08 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft
8/30/08 Easton, MA Quad @ Stonehill College
8/31/08 Farmingdale, NY Nutty Irishman
9/2/08 Greensboro, NC Green St.
9/3/08 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
9/6/08 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
w/Motion City Soundtrack & Chiodos
9/22/08 Louisville, KY Club Oasis
9/23/08 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
9/25/08 Johnson City, NY Magic City Music Hall
9/26/08 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
9/27/08 Providence, RI Lupo’s
9/28/08 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
9/30/08 Richmond, VA The National
10/1/08 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
10/2/08 Nashville, TN Rocketown
w/Cobra Starship, Forever The Sickest Kids
10/7/08 Buffalo, NY Club Infinity
10/8/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
10/9/08 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
10/10/08 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10/11/08 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
10/12/08 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
10/14/08 Detroit, MI The Majestic
10/18/08 Sauget, IL Pop’s
10/19/08 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
10/20/08 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
10/21/08 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
10/23/08 Vancouver, BC Crotation Cultural Center
10/31/08 Las Vegas, NV Jillians of Las Vegas
11/4/08 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
11/5/08 El Paso, TX Club 101
11/6/08 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
11/7/08 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/8/08 San Antonio, TX Scout Bar
11/9/08 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/11/08 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
11/12/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
11/13/08 Orlando, FL House of Blues
11/14/08 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/15/08 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
11/16/08 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
11/18/08 Richmond, VA The National
11/19/08 Baltimore, MD Sonar
11/20/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/21/08 Cheswick, PA Gravity
11/23/08 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
11/25/08 Toronto, ON Opera House Concert Venue
11/26/08 Montreal, QU Club Soda
11/28/08 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
11/29/08 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
11/30/08 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

MySpace: www.myspace.com/hitthelights

Drillbit Taylor: Extended Survival Edition

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Drillbit Taylor DVD cover

“Now in addition to the Chinese Kung Fu we’ve got a little Mexican Judo, as in ‘Judon’t know who you messin’ with, homz.'”
-Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson)

From the guys who brought you Knocked Up and Superbad comes Drillbit Taylor, a timeless tale of bullied teens trying to make their way through the awkward years of adolescence in the face of insurmountable odds. By “timeless”, I mean that we’ve seen it more times than we can count. While there’s nothing new here, Drillbit Taylor does ghet by on some solid performances and good writing that very nearly makes one overlook the obvious holes in the story.

Our two heroes spend the night before their first day of high school gearing up for the big event and making grandiose plans for the coming year. Predictably, things get off to a horrible start and only roll downhill from there as they find themselves befriended by the class nerd and squarely in the sights of the school bully and his crony.

Ultimately, the guys decide to pool their resources and hire a bodyguard, settling after some hilarious interviews on “Drillbit” Taylor, a man who is less than he seems…and even less still than he claims to be.

“Drillbit”, as it turns out, is a homeless beachbum who is AWOL from the Army. More to the point, their newfound bodyguard is a pacifistic conman who is only planning to string them along long enough to get together the money to skip up to Canada.

Overall, this is a good movie. The story is predictable and formulaic, points of the plot require massive amounts of “suspension of disbelief” and the bullies, of course, are the sort of completely psychotic bullies that only exist in movies. The jokes are hit or miss as some moments of the film become clumsy, but are more than offset by some laugh-out-loud moments. Owen Wilson’s awkward charm carries the weaker parts of the film surprisingly well. The movie is done in the same spirit as The 40-Yera-Old Virgin but deals with less adult subject matter and its similar brand of humor is less offensive than Superbad making it a good family-oriented alternative to fans of those films.

The Extended Survival Edition DVD features the usual DVD extras: commentary, deleted scenes, gag reel and some behind the scenes featurettes. The DVD also features writers Kristofor Brown and Seth Rogen reminiscing about the making of the film in a much freer style than the typical voice over commentary allows. There’s nothing earth-shattering in the extras, but definitely a few hidden laughs as a good half of the deleted scenes could have very easily made their way into the final cut.

-Late

Drillbit Taylor

Rating by Larry McCloskey: 3.5 stars
***1/2

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