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Alexisonfire (pronounced 'alexis-on-fire') is a band from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Their music is characterized by turbulent and explosive dynamics with intricate guitar melodies. Consisting of five friends, they formed in late 2001 as the result of a three-band break up.

The band’s name is inspired by a lactating contortionist stripper named Alexis Fire. This caused problems when she discovered that they were using her website name (alexisonfire. Read more on Last.fm

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Gallows confirm new frontman is Wade MacNeil, former Alexisonfire guitarist and Black Lungs frontman

August 9th, 2011

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Well, the cat’s out of the bag – AltPress (and Gallows’ official Twitter account) have confirmed the rumour that seemingly everyone knew, but no-one was allowed to say this afternoon: Wade MacNeil is Frank Carter’s replacement as the frontman of Gallows.

Of course, those of you with the beadiest eyes and biggest noses will have spotted a few tell-tale signs of this announcement in the past few weeks. A few of which we’ve assembled after the jump.

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Photos: Alexisonfire, Anti-Flag and Four Year Strong @ Brighton Concorde 2 – 13 October 2009

October 15th, 2009

When Alexisonfire lef the Eastpak Antidote Tour to Brighton for a last-minute show, our long-standing local snapper Andy Parker was there to capture the melee

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Alexisonfire finally returned to Brighton on a near un-scheduled stop on the Eastpak Tour. The show sold out in just four days, and it shows, with wall to wall die-hard fans strutting their stuff to a setlist consisting mainly of Old Crows/Young Cardinals tracks with a few classics thrown in for good measure.

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Sonisphere, Bloodstock, Download, Reading & Leeds: announcements aplenty

April 28th, 2009

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Bloody Hell – pretty much every single one of the UK’s heavyweight rock festivals came on strong today, tossing out new announcements to try to stay ahead of the competition and keep up the buzz. Some of them had something a bit more impressive to shout about than others though, it has to be said…

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Live + Photos: Alexisonfire, The Ghost Of A Thousand & Dead Swans @ London Camden Barfly – 17 August 2008

August 27th, 2008

When Alexisonfire hit town to play a tiny, intimate Kerrang! Awards Show in north London, Lynsey Wright made sure she was right down the front for Thrash Hits .com with her camera.

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Dead Swans hit the stage running; launching straight into fierce, full-tempo hardcore. This band doesn’t miss a beat.

Brighton band the Ghost of a Thousand take to the stage next, and do nothing to calm the already overexcited crowd down.

Vocalist, Tom Lacey is a livewire on stage. Running from stage to barrier and back it’s hard to keep-up but it fits the fast-paced, hardcore music that this band are specialists of.

An over-sold Barfly is bursting at the cracks in the walls by the time the headliners, Alexisonfire, are due to appear and they certainly don’t mess about.

Within seconds of appearing onstage they launch into their first grinding hit; driving the largely underage crowd into a frenzy. The entire room sings along to both the melodic parts of Dallas Green and the raw screams of a shirtless George Pettit.

They plough their way through songs from both Crisis and Watch Out and even debut an as-yet-unnamed song from the forthcoming record, jokingly titled ‘Wade owns England’.

The best surprise of the evening was the stage invasion during the encore. Almost the entire crowd were clambering over the barrier, limbs flailing, attempting to join their heroes on stage and to ensure they have something to tell the kids in the playground tomorrow.

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New tours and releases roundup – 26 June 2008

June 26th, 2008

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A whole bunch of new albums have been announced these past few days. The most exciting has to be Trvium’s fourth full-length effort, Shogun. Unleashed on 29 September 2008 through Roadrunner Records ahead of their co-headline Unholy Alliance tour with Slayer, early reports suggest that they’re back to actually sounding like Trivium and that it’s rather a good album.

Undoubtedly less exciting but definitely more unit-shifting is the announcement that dour, 12 million-selling alt-metallers Staind have joined the Roadrunner stable. Their sixth album, The Illusion Of Progress is released on 8 September 2008, just before they tour arenas with their new labelmates, Nickelback (inexplicably pictured above).

September
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Belfast Odyssey
13 Dublin RDS Simmonscourt
15 Manchester MEN Arena
16 Sheffield Arena
18 Birmingham NEC
19 London O2 Arena
21 London Wembley Arena

Something that Thrash Hits .com is definitely looking forward to is the debut album from Rolo Tomassi. Recently signed to Hassle Records – home to Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats and Juliette & The Licks among others – Hysterics will be released on 22 September 2008 with a sweat-drenched free launch party that day at London’s Old Blue Last.

The best tour that we’ve heard about has Australian metalcore masters Parkway Drive and Boston legends Unearth headlining it this November. The Never Say Die Tour also has Architects, Protest The Hero, Whitechapel and Carnifex frequenting some odd parts of the country.

November
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Yeovil Westland
11 Manchester Academy 2
12 Glasgow Arches
13 Sheffield Corporation
14 Peterborough Cresset
15 London Forum

Thin Lizzy are releasing a 15-track live album from their historic UK Tour ’75. The full set will be released on deluxe CD with a 20-page booklet of previously unseen live photos and liner notes on 8 September 2008 through MLP.

Tracklisting:
‘Fighting My Way Back’
‘It’s Only Money’
‘Wild One’
‘For Those Who Love To Live’
‘Still In Love With You’
‘Showdown’
‘Suicide’
‘Rosalie’
‘The Rocker’
‘Sha La La’
‘Baby Drives Me Crazy’
‘Me And The Boys’
‘Cowboy Song (Derby Blues)’
‘Little Darling’
‘Sound Check Jam’

Canadian gym-metallers Blessed By A Broken Heart are going to release their much-anticipated debut album Pedal To The Metal on 18 August 2008 and will follow it up with a UK tour almost four months later with I Am Ghost, Devil’s Gift and Fei Comodo in tow.

December
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Cardiff Barfly
05 London ULU
06 Poole Mr C’s
07 Wrexham Central Station
08 Liverpool Barfly
09 Glasgow Cathouse
10 Birmingham Barfly
11 Nottingham Rock City
12 York Fibbers
13 Brighton Concorde 2

Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry are a band that are clearly hitting both sides of the rock fence. Having performed at both Isle Of Wight and Download Festival on the same weekend, they have announced a new album, Folklore And Superstition to be released on 18 August 2008 via Roadrunner Records. Currently supporting Def Leppard and Whitesnake on their arena tour, BSC have announced winter dates.

December
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Manchester Academy
6 Newcastle Academy
7 Glasgow Barrowlands
9 Sheffield Octagon
10 Birmingham Academy
11 Bristol Academy
13 Oxford Academy
14 London Brixton Academy

Emo kings Hawthorne Heights are staying busy in preparation for the release of their third album, Fragile Future on 4 August 2008 through Victory Records. They will be touring with Linkin Park on the Projekt Revolution tour across the US from 16 July to 27 August. A UK tour is threatened later in the year.

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