Misery Signals Cancel “Furnace Fest” & Nashville, TN Performances

Misery Signals have cancelled their September 25 set at the Furnace Fest in Birmingham, AL and their September 23 set with Terror, Comeback Kid, etc. in Nashville, TN. The shows were scrapped due to logistical issues.

Misery Signals issued the following statement:

“It is with great disappointment that we must announce our cancellation of Nashville, Tennessee on September 23rd and Furnace Fest on September 25th in Birmingham, Alabama.

Being a band in which members reside in different countries has always posed a challenge. Those challenges in combination with the logistics of a global pandemic have made things even harder.

To be clear, we are not cancelling due to safety concerns or lack of confidence in the festival organizers. We support the measures that the organizers of Furnace Fest are taking to ensure the safety of all performers and attendees.

All members of Misery Signals are vaccinated and encourage you to do the same.

We look forward to a time when we’re able to get back to the stage, unfortunately that moment is not now.

Until we see you next, please be safe and please be kind.

With Love,
Misery Signals“

Darkest Hour & Misery Signals Cancel December Tour, Announce Virtual Show

Darkest Hour and Misery Signals have officially cancelled their December tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, the two bands will still be playing a virtual show on December 5. Tickets for that are available HERE.

Darkest Hour said the following about the tour cancellation:

“For those of you who are asking about our winter tour in the USA: Due to complications from the continuing COVID pandemic Darkest Hour and Misery Signals are saddened to announce the cancelation of all remaining tour dates for 2020, including their previously announced December USA tour together. We will be offering refunds from the point of purchase.”

They also added the following about the virtual concert:

“This streaming stuff is so much fun we’re gonna do it again!

Join us December 5th as we present an encore presentation of our Live at the Black Cat 2020 isolation concert (with a few surprises) along with a totally new live set from our good friends in Misery Signals!

Our last digital event raised over $6000.00 for our favorite live venue in DC, The Black Cat! THANK YOU!

The remaining proceeds from THESE ticket sales will go to benefit clubs all over the world who have been effected by our tour cancelations.

If you purchased one of our bundles from the last concert the records and T-shirts are on their way to you, they are coming from separate places, but never fear we will always make sure you’re taken care of. We’ve unleash some new merchandise bundles to keep things fun but we’d really love to just see you in the chat and at the zoom after party which will be available to all ticket holders (and include band members and guests)!

Our first ever Live Stream was a total success and a lot of fun, guess we will see you in the digital pit again!”

Misery Signals commented as well:

“Due to complications from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic we’re deeply disappointed to have to cancel the rest of our tour dates for 2020, including our US tour with friends @darkest_hour_official. Refunds can be requested from your point of purchase.

We are however very pleased that Darkest Hour have found a way for us to still pull off a live show with them this year… The live stream event will include full sets from BOTH BANDS, December 5th, 2020 (6:30 PM PST / 9:30 PM EST) via https://darkesthour.veeps.com/ – there will be a 24 hour on demand replay available directly after the show for all VEEPS ticket holders. So if you cant make it at the exact time of the stream you can always stream it for the following 24 hours! Our set is a brand new live show recorded exclusively for this event. We will also be participating in a live chat during the streaming event and on the live Zoom after party (directly after the show) which will be free to all ticket holders.

In addition to the live tickets we have 2 special bundles available including an exclusive Live: In Isolation Tee designed by @stuartdouglasross, and a limited to 150 Live Event Exclusive Vinyl variant color of Ultraviolet, “Purple Clouds.” As well as a special co-band Tee design.

Portions of the proceeds from the Live Event ticket sales will go to benefit clubs all over the world who were either effected by our tour cancelations or have hosted a Darkest Hour / Misery Signals Concert in the past. Thanks for your continued support!”

Misery Signals Release “Yesterday Was Everything” On DVD

Misery Signals’ 2016 documentary “Yesterday Was Everything” has officially been released on DVD. The effort, which was directed by Matthew Mixon, was filmed during the band’s “Of Malice And The Magnum Heart“ 10th anniversary tour in 2014. The group commented:

“Many of you who enjoyed our documentary, ‘Yesterday Was Everything‘, had asked for a physical copy to be made available. If you weren’t aware, or haven’t yet seen the film, we’re pleased to say it’s available to order on DVD through @merchnow. Get a behind the scenes look at not only how our band came to be, but also at the reunion tour that resulted in us writing ‘Ultraviolet‘.”

Misery Signals Premiere “Sunlifter” Video

Misery Signals have premiered a new video for their new song “Sunlifter.” This track is from the band’s new album “Ultraviolet,” which will be released tomorrow (August 7).

Guitarist Ryan Morgan told Revolver the following:

“Jesse has this really clear voice, and even in his most vicious screaming the vulnerability gets through first. People will hear the record and there won’t be any need for decoding the emotional content. ‘Sunlifter‘ was the first song we wrote for the record and it set the tone thematically for the lyrics on the album, which came to be about ambition and striving and all the parts of ourselves that are in contradiction with each other.

There is a lot of playing back and forth between the drums and the strings. There is a rhythm theme throughout the whole song, and when it disappears from the guitars, my brother keeps it pulsing on the kick drum. He’s such an impressive drummer on a technical level and obviously he has great moments of flash, but I don’t know if people realize the amount of deep writing Branden is doing.

I think a lot of people miss layers of details he’s putting in. It’s one of my favorite things about the band, and ‘Sunlifter‘ is a great example of it. There are fully formed riffs on the drums, it’s like the drumming for the song could stand alone as its own complete song.”

Misery Signals Premiere “The Tempest” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Ultraviolet”

Misery Signals have premiered a new video for their new song “The Tempest.” This track is from the band’s new album “Ultraviolet,” which will be released on August 7.

Ryan Morgan said the following about the new song:

“‘The Tempest‘ feels like a concentrated dose of Misery Signals. I love that it crashes through with all this energy, with very little indulging. That type of songwriting economy was in my mind across this whole album. It’s interesting to hear a little bit of restraint work to actually make everything bigger.”

He also added the following about the album:

“Jesse [Zaraska] has this really clear voice, and even in his most vicious screaming the vulnerability gets through first. People will hear the record and there won’t be any need for decoding the emotional content. ‘Sunlifter’ was the first song we wrote for the record and it set the tone thematically for the lyrics on the album, which came to be about ambition and striving and all the parts of ourselves that are in contradiction with each other.”

Zaraska continued:

“It is a record that purveys a much greater sense of hope than those that preceded it, and I think that as older individuals this was important from the onset of the process. I tried to create a Misery Signals record that was lyrically more positive than the previous outings, something that I could get behind as a father. Though there still exists a fair amount of tension and darkness, there shines a great amount more light.”

“Ultraviolet” Track Listing:

01. “The Tempest”
02. “Sunlifter”
03. “River King”
04. “Through Vales Of Blue Fire”
05. “Old Ghosts”
06. “The Fall”
07. “Redemption Key”
08. “Cascade Locks”
09. “Some Dreams”

Misery Signals Announce Rescheduled Dates With End And Neck Of The Woods

Misery Signals have postponed their May tour with End and Neck Of The Woods due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in November.

Tour Dates:

11/19 Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham
11/20 Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham
11/21 Calgary, AB – Dicken’s Pub
11/22 Regina, SK – The Exchange
11/23 Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill
11/24 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam
11/25 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/26 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
11/27 West Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
11/28 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag

Misery Signals commented:

“Amidst this unprecedented time, it is with heavy hearts that we must postpone our upcoming May tour dates. The safety of our fans and all the venue staff is of the utmost importance to us.

We have rescheduled the tour in November; this time frame will continue to include support from END and Neck of the Woods.

Promoters will be honoring advance tickets purchased for May in November.

If you’re unable to attend the rescheduled dates, refund on advance ticket sales are available through point of purchase.”

Misery Signals Announce Spring Tour With END, Chamber, & Neck Of The Woods

Misery Signals have announced a spring tour with END, Chamber, and Neck Of The Woods. Here’s the dates:

04/30 Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham
05/02 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
05/03 Regina, SK – The Exchange
05/04 Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill
05/05 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam
05/06 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
05/07 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
05/08 Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
05/09 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag

Misery Signals Tease New Music

Misery Signals recently confirmed that they have been writing for their new album and now they have also shared some teasers of the new material. You can check those out below:

[via The PRP]