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They say that time can heal many wounds, and for DIRGE WITHIN the past five years have proven that true. People grow, and people change, and for this band of brothers from the American Midwest, a half-decade apart has come to an end with an unexpected reunion and the prospect of unfinished business ready to be addressed. DIRGE WITHIN is back!

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Slang Metalfest VII has just been announced for September 19, 2015 at the Vermillion County Fairgrounds in Oakwood, Illinois. The open air festival will feature performances by POWERMAN 5000 (pictured, top), BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, BLUE FELIX, THE BLOODLINE, PRODUCT OF HATE, DEAD HORSE TRAUMA and more. Tickets for the All-Ages (21 to drink) event are on-sale for just $20 in advance via AttendStar ($30 at the door). Those in the area can also pick them up in-person at Vintage Villains or Chart Records. 

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THE BLOODLINE - With Fire (Single)We all need a little rock in our day, and this being "New Music Tuesday," I've got something completely fresh for you - the debut single from THE BLOODLINE. Now, you may recall that this is the new band featuring my friend Shaun Glass, who was featured along with his little one (our kids have been known to play together) in a Father's Day Showcase here on THE ROCK FATHER last year. "With Fire (Comes Absolution)" is the first single from the album WE ARE ONE, set for release on March 24 via Another Century, the new "rock" arm of Century Media. The lyric video premiered earlier today at Revolver Magazine, and now I'm sharing it below. Dig the song? Get it now via iTunes or Amazon...

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On March 24, 2015, Chicago's THE BLOODLINE will release their debut album, WE ARE ONE via Another Century, the recently-announced imprint of Century Media. Today the official announcement came down alongside the first album trailer, both of which can be found below. 

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anothercenturyWord on this has been circling for a bit, but now the cat is out of the bag - CENTURY MEDIA has formed a new record label, ANOTHER CENTURY RECORDS. The new label is set to focus on hard rock, and has signed three new acts - my friends, THE BLOODLINE (based right here in Chicago), New Zealand's LIKE A STORM and Los Angeles' REV THEORY. These bands join Century Media's FOZZY, ADRENALINE MOB, and OTHERWISE to round-out the initial roster. Century Media founder Robert Kampf shared a few words about the label this morning...

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"I think I was in our bathroom and the wife said 'IT'S POSITIVE!,'" recalls Shaun Glass of THE BLOODLINE and BROKEN HOPE while discussing the moment he realized he'd soon become a father for the very first time. "I just was overwhelmed and couldn't believe it! It hit me the next morning, lying In bed thinking, 'Wow I'm going to be a father,'" he continues, thinking about his earliest days as a "Rock Father," ahead of #RockFathersDay 2014 as he prepares the next moves in his lengthy musical career, with one album by BROKEN HOPE just-released, and another from THE BLOODLINE in production now...

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