August 22, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Brooklyn’s beloved punk rock crew I Am the Avalanche have announced their long awaited return with one of the most anticipated albums in years, Avalanche United, due out October 11. The band has premiered the album’s first track, “Holy Fuck,” today at: http://www.rocksound.tv/features/article/exclusive-first-play-i-am-the-avalanche.
Avalanche United is the album I Am the Avalanche and their fans have been waiting on for over six years. The title “Avalanche United” also embodies the resilient spirit of this band, and their deep bonds with their families, friends and fans who have supported and sustained I Am The Avalanche through thick and thin.
“This band has a nervous energy, an urgency that each of us feel every second of our lives, and this album captures that,” says vocalist Vinnie Caruana. “We’re brothers, we’re family. The music we make together binds us together and gets us through all the hard times, together. I feel like all five of us will be able walk with less weight on our shoulders now that we’ve finished this album after years of writing and recording. And now it’s time to perform these songs everywhere, alongside some of my best friends.”
Produced by the band, and executive produced and engineered by their prolific drummer Brett “The Ratt” Romnes and mixed by Machine (Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die, Four Year Strong), Avalanche United is addictively melodic and blisteringly raw to its very core.
Featuring 12 anthemic songs and absolutely zero filler, the album includes “Brooklyn Dodgers,” the defiant “Holy Fuck”, the epic and somber “Dead Friends” and “The Gravedigger’s Argument,” featuring Anthony Raneri from Bayside. Throughout, Caruana’s distinctive voice drips with defiance, humor and proud vulnerability as he sings about hope, heartbreak, death, defying adversity and the bonds between family, lovers and friends. Just seconds into your first listen of Avalanche United and it’ll be immediately clear that I Am the Avalanche are back with one of punk’s most powerful albums in years, unbroken and unbowed.
I Am the Avalanche will be hitting the road this fall in support of Avalanche United with Saves the Day and Bayside for what is sure to be one of the most exciting tours of the year. Don’t miss these shows!!!
I Am the Avalanche Tour Dates (w/Saves The Day, Bayside & Transit):
Oct 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Oct 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Oct 8 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston
Oct 9 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston
Oct 11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Oct 12 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Oct 13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Oct 14 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Oct 15 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Oct 16 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Oct 18 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
Oct 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
Oct 21 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct 22 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Oct 25 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
Oct 26 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Oct 27 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Oct 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct 29 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Oct 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Nov 1 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Nov 2 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Nov 3 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov 4 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Nov 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Nov 6 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Nov 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Nov 9 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
Nov 10 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
Nov 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Nov 12 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Nov 13 – Towson, MD – Recher Theater
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