August 11, 2009

SOIL, ARKAEA and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH have been added to KITTIE's forthcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off on September 27 in New York City.

For a list of dates, visit KITTIE's MySpace page.

As previously reported, SOIL has inked a deal with Bieler Bros. Records for all territories except Europe, which will be handled by AFM Records/Soulfood. The band's new album, "Picture Perfect", will be released in the U.S. on October 20 (three days later in Europe).

"Picture Perfect" was created by the production team of Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, STAIND),Ulrich Wild (DEFTONES, INCUBUS) and SOIL, with Dave Fortman (MUDVAYNE, EVANESCENCE) handling mixing duties. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Like It Is", "Temptation", "Surrounded", and "Picture Perfect".

ARKAEA — the band featuring FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) —
recently filmed a video for the song "Gone Tomorrow" with Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, TRIVIUM, MUDVAYNE) and Dan Dobi (BLEEDING THROUGH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WARBRINGER) at the helm. The clip is expected to make its online debut soon.

"Years In The Darkness", the debut album from ARKAEA sold 980 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 39 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

"Locust", the debut video from ARKAEA can be viewed below.

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