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SPINESHANK Performs Impromptu Acoustic Set in Ogden, UT Due to Power Outage
· Toddstar on October 13 2011 23:05:44
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SPINESHANK Performs Impromptu Acoustic Set in Ogden, UT Due to Power Outage
Currently Touring the U.S. and Seeking a New Label Home for Upcoming Release, ‘Anger Denial Acceptance’

Grammy-nominated alternative metal band SPINESHANK recently performed a special, impromptu acoustic set in Ogden, UT to a crowd of lucky attendees. Just two hours prior to their scheduled performance, all power was cut on the city block that the venue is located on. After some thought, the band reached out to the promoter to help them find some acoustic guitars in order to keep the show going. Fans witnessed a unique performance experience that has never happened in SPINESHANK’s history: a candle-lit, zero amplification set that opened viewers’ eyes to the barest and most honest side of the band.

Acoustic setlist:
Smothered * Beginning Of The End * Nothing Left For Me (track from Anger Denial Acceptance) * While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Beatles cover) * New Disease * Exit Wound (track from Anger Denial Acceptance)

“What could have been a complete disaster turned out to be one of the most magical evenings in this bands history,” states guitarist Mike Sarkisyan. “It was rather crazy. I mean, when bands do acoustic sets, there are still mics and amplification involved. We just did it completely bare bones. We had no other choice and the kids went fucking nuts.”

“We had never attempted to do anything acoustic in this band, so we were very nervous and skeptical at the same time,” adds singer Jonny Santos. “Then I realized that this band has always done its best to come through for its fans over the years and this was one of those moments. We found two acoustic guitars from some locals and Mike and I dove head-first into what was one of the most amazing sets I have ever played in my life. My hats off to the fans that waited for what was the first acoustic set in SPINESHANK history. I feel blessed to have been a part of that night.”

In other SPINESHANK news, AOL’s Noisecreep.com recently unveiled a brand new track cut from the band’s upcoming album, Anger Denial Acceptance, entitled ‘Murder Suicide’. Head to Noisecreep.com now to hear the track, and stay tuned for more track debuts coming soon.

Known for selling hundreds of thousands of records internationally and touring with Slipknot, System of a Down, Sepultura, Disturbed and more, SPINESHANK is set to release their upcoming album, Anger Denial Acceptance next year, but are first looking for a new record label to call home. The record will be the fourth album from the Los Angeles natives, and is a testament to the hard work ethic that the band has been known for since the inception of SPINESHANK in the late 1990’s.

After releasing three successful albums (Strictly Diesel, The Height Of Callousness, and Self-Destructive Pattern), performing on countless world tours (including appearances on Ozzfest and the Download Festival), and a Grammy nomination in 2004, the band went on a hiatus. Currently re-grouped, the band is ready to kick their new music into high gear in 2012. Produced by Mike Sarkisyan and Tommy Decker and mixed by Mike Plotnikoff (Papa Roach, Buckcherry), Anger Denial Acceptance promises to surpass everyone’s expectation of what SPINESHANK is capable of.

SPINESHANK headline tour dates:
10/13 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ Big Papa's Poor House
10/15 Amarillo, TX @ Sorority House
10/17 El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
10/18 Albuquerque, NM @ The Amped
10/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
10/20 Rancho, CA @ McAlans Pub
10/21 San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
10/22 Fresno, CA @ Woodward Park
10/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a Go Go

For more information on SPINESHANK, please visit:
www.facebook.com/spinshank
www.myspace.com/spineshank
www.reverbnation.com/spineshank

SPINESHANK is:
Mike Sarkisyan - guitar
Tommy Decker - drums
Jonny Santos - vocals
Rob Garcia – bass


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