Dark Sermon Call It Quits

It looks like Dark Sermon have decided to call it quits. Despite this, Johnny Crowder will continue to make music with his new band Prison.

Crowder commented:

“Hey all, J here. My eyes are flooding as I type this, but you deserve to hear it.

Dark Sermon has been my life’s work for nearly a decade – an unforgettable whirlwind of sweat, flat tires, and insane tours. In my head, DS would live on forever, but life rarely follows the imaginary paths we paint for it.

At this point, we have fulfilled our contracts with eOne and Nuclear Blast. This, coupled with a rather unforgiving season of rotten luck, led several members to retire from touring altogether. While I was stubbornly determined to press on, the remaining members decided that now would be a good time to let DS rest.

Initially, I couldn’t accept it, but now I understand. Since high school, we’ve barely had a moment to tend to anything outside of the band. Looking back, I see how undying dedication to one solitary thing can lead to imbalance.

Is Dark Sermon done? Unfortunately, that is not up to me. However, I can’t just stop writing music and sharing it with the world. This is why I created my new band, Prison. You can watch our new music video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRd5npZccM8) or preorder our new record (https://prisonfl.bandcamp.com/) if you’d like to support us.

Although I am still trying to make peace with this situation, Dark Sermon brought immeasurable healing to me and countless others. And for that, I will never, ever forget it – or you.

To everyone who has followed my personal journey with mental illness, faith, and sobriety, thank you. Whether you decide to accompany me in this new chapter or not, you’ve already given me more than I could ask for. You saved my life.

I love each and every one of you. Deeply.

Goodbye for now.
Yours forever,

J [Johnny Crowder]”

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Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Etc. Set For Fall 2016 So What?! Music Festival

Mored bands have been announced for the fall edition of the So What?! Music Festival. The event will take place at the Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX on October 21-23, and the updated schedule includes: 2×4, ’68, A Sounding Sea, Acolyte, Agerasia, As Cities Burn, At All Cost, Avion Roe, Between California & Summer, Bodysnatcher, Darke Complex, Foxing, He Is Legend, Hotel Books, I Declare War, Icarus The Owl, In Her Own Words, It Lives It Breathes, Jonny Craig, Kyle Lucas, Least Of These, Limbs, Losing Teeth, Mercury Girls, Mirror Eyes, My Only Safe Haven, Myke Terry, Odd Folks, Oh Captain My Captain, Outliers, Outline In Color, Palisades, Rival Choir, The Human Experiment, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, The Orphan The Poet, The Rocket Summer, The Stolen, Trails Of Man, Traitors, Unity-TX, 7 Minutes In Heaven, Aaron Gillespie, Acceptance, Ace Enders, Assuming We Survive, Balance And Composure, Blindwish, Capsize, Chase Huglin, Citizen, Cruel Hand, Cult Leader, Dance Gavin Dance, Dark Sermon, Depedence, Desires, DevilDriver, Devil You Know, Eternal Sleep, Everyone Dies In Utah, Exalt, Free At Last, Glass Houses, Good Tiger, Hail The Sun, Hatebreed, Hawthorne Heights, Mount Tyrant, Polyphia, Recent Rumors, Ringworm, September Stories, Spite, The Contortionist, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, The News Can Wait, The White Noise, To The Wind, Until We Are Ghosts, Vanna, Vinnie Caruana, We Came As Romans, Will Deely, Will To Die, William Beckett, and Woven In Hiatus.

We Came As Romans, Ringworm, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Etc. Set For Fall 2016 So What?! Music Festival

The first set of bands have been revealed for the fall edition of the So What?! Music Festival. The event will take place at the Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX on October 21-23, and will include: 7 Minutes In Heaven, Aaron Gillespie, Acceptance, Ace Enders, Assuming We Survive, Balance And Composure, Blindwish, Capsize, Chase Huglin, Citizen, Cruel Hand, Cult Leader, Dance Gavin Dance, Dark Sermon, Depedence, Desires, Eternal Sleep, Everyone Dies In Utah, Exalt, Free At Last, Glass Houses, Good Tiger, Hail The Sun, Hawthorne Heights, Mount Tyrant, Polyphia, Recent Rumors, Ringworm, September Stories, Spite, The Contortionist, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, The News Can Wait, The White Noise, To The Wind, Until We Are Ghosts, Vanna, Vinnie Caruana, We Came As Romans, Will Deely, Will To Die, William Beckett, Woven In Hiatus, and more.

Dark Sermon Announce 2016 U.S. Tour With Exalt

Dark Sermon have announced a 2016 U.S. tour with Exalt. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

07/05 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/06 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse
07/07 Richmond, VA – The Camel
07/08 New York, NY – The Studio
07/09 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
07/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
07/11 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
07/12 Columbus, OH – Summit
07/13 Chicago, IL – Underground Lounge
07/14 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
07/16 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
07/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
07/18 Reno, NV – PB&J’s
07/19 Santa Cruz, CA – Blue Lagoon
07/20 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
07/21 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
07/23 Tucson, AZ – Gary’s Place
07/24 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
07/25 Ft Worth, TX – Tomcats
07/26 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
07/27 San Antonio, TX – Korova
07/29 Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge
07/30 Orlando, FL – The Haven

Thy Art Is Murder Announce “Coffin Dragger” Tour With Rings Of Saturn, Fit For An Autopsy, & Dark Sermon

Thy Art Is Murder have announced a 2016 headlining tour. They will also be joined by special guests Rings Of Saturn, Fit For An Autopsy, and Dark Sermon.

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Tour Dates:

04/06 Tucson, AZ – Club XS
04/07 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
04/08 Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Cafe
04/09 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
04/10 Austin, TX – The Dirty Dog
04/11 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
04/12 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
04/14 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
04/15 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
04/16 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/17 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
04/18 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
04/19 Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
04/21 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
04/22 Grand Junction, CO – Independence Ballroom
04/23 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
04/24 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
04/25 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
04/26 Palatine, IL – Durty Nellies
04/27 Valapraiso, IN – Big Shots
04/28 Lansing, MI – The Loft
04/29 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
04/30 Cleveland, OH – Foundry
05/01 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
05/02 Buttalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
05/03 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
05/04 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
05/05 Providence, RI – Fere Music Hall
05/06 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
05/09 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street
05/10 Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea
05/11 Norfolk, VA – Shaka’s Live
05/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
05/14 Freehold, NJ – Game Changer World
05/15 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
05/16 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
05/18 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
05/19 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/20 Albany, NY – Rock N Derby

Rivers Of Nihil Announce 2016 U.S. Tour With Dark Sermon, & Black Fast

Rivers Of Nihil have announced a 2016 headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Dark Sermon, and Black Fast.

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Tour Dates:

02/17 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
02/18 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
02/19 New York, NY – Saint Vitus
02/21 Frederick, MD – Club 611
02/22 Fayetteville, NC – The DHP
02/23 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
02/24 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/25 Ybor City, FL – Crowbar
02/26 Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
02/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
02/28 Nashville, TN – The End (no Black Fast)
03/01 Indianapolis, IN – The Hoosier Dome (no Black Fast)
03/02 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s (no Black Fast)
03/03 Dayton, OH – Rockstar Pro Arena (no Black Fast)
03/04 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry (no Black Fast)
03/05 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose (no Black Fast)
03/06 Washington D.C. – The Pinch (no Black Fast)