NEWS FROM BRIDGE NINE RECORDS – NEW SONGS ONLINE AND EP’S AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER FROM RUINER AND STRIKE ANYWHERE, SOUL CONTROL IN STORES NOW!

It’s been a busy fall at the B9 and yesterday marked the release of Soul Control’s Cycles. With a sound that started out as more straight forward mid-90’s influenced hardcore, the quartet (comprised of Rory Van Grol on vocals, Eric Anagnostis on bass, Ryan Pitz on drums, and Jim Connolly on guitar) has emerged with a noisier, looser influence from bands like early Helmet, Jesus Lizard, and Unsane, but still mixed with a contemporary hardcore groove. Connolly stated, “We didn’t just want to write hardcore songs with this part here and that part there- we wanted to write great songs and we had a change and a chance to re-explore that.” And explore they did, as evident on their Bridge Nine Debut Cycles. Recorded in May 2009 with Jay Maas at Getaway Recording (Bane, Verse), Cycles is a diverse album with tinges of both straight-ahead hardcore and the sound of old school AmRep bands.

Also on the up-and-up is Baltimore’s Ruiner, as the band is gearing up to release Hell Is Empty on September 22nd. As a teaser, Ruiner will release the Dead Weight EP on September 8th which is available for pre-order now at B9Store.com. Featuring the track “Dead Weight” off of Hell Is Empty and two exclusives, “Constrictor” and “Ruiner” (Nine Inch Nails cover), the Dead Weight EP was recorded with J. Robbins. Head over to MySpace.com/Ruiner to check out the tracks “Dead Weight” from the EP and “Two Words” from the Hell Is Empty LP now!

Strike Anywhere is also getting ready for a busy Fall as the band will headline the first ever Bridge Nine Records Tour (also featuring Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo and Ruiner) and their teaser EP, Iron Front EP, is available for pre-order now at B9Store.com. Featuring two songs from the upcoming Iron Front LP and two unreleased tracks (“Failed State”, “Hand of Glory”, “Orphan Age”, and “Twilight’s Last Gleaming”), this EP is a quick look into the magnificent full-length Strike Anywhere will unleash on October 6th, 2009.

Head over to www.B9Store.com for all pre-orders and www.Bridge9.com for more information. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to set up an interview with these fine bands, to request advance review copies of these fine releases, or to set up a guest list spot at an upcoming B9 show.

SOUL CONTROL ON TOUR
Sep 18 Soul Control
Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ siesta nouveau
Sep 19 Soul Control
Traverse city, MI @
Sep 20 Soul Control
Chicago, IL @ Galaxie
Sep 21 Soul Control
Milwaukee, WI @
Sep 22 Soul Control
st. paul, MS @ eclipse records
Sep 23 Soul Control
Winnipeg, Canada @ War on Music
Sep 24 Soul Control
Fargo, NC @ Red Raven Espresso Bar
Sep 25 Soul Control
Lincoln, NE @ The Ghost House
Sep 26 Soul Control
Kansas City, MO @ Wolf’s Den
Sep 27 Soul Control
Denver, CO @
Sep 28 Soul Control
Salt Lake City, UT @ The Art Gallery
Sep 30 Soul Control
Spokane, WA @
Oct 01 Soul Control
Vancouver, BC, Canada @
Oct 02 Soul Control
Seattle, WA @ West Seattle Legion
Oct 03 Soul Control
redding, CA @
Oct 04 Soul Control
Berkely, CA @ Gilman st
Oct 05 Soul Control
Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center
Oct 06 Soul Control
Riverside, CA @ Pharoah’s Den
Oct 07 Soul Control
Phoenix, AR @ The Slurp
Oct 08 Soul Control
Albuquerque, NM @ Amped
Oct 09 Soul Control
Oklahoma City, OK @ The Maquiladora
Oct 10 Soul Control
Tulsa, OK @
Oct 11 Soul Control
Saint Louis, MO @ The Wedge
Oct 12 Soul Control
Indianapolis, IN @ 1511
Oct 13 Soul Control
Nitro, WV @ The Brick House
Oct 14 Soul Control
York, PA @ Emigsville Park Building
Oct 15 Soul Control
New Brunswick, NJ @
Oct 16 Soul Control
MA, MA @ TBA

RUINER ON TOUR
Sep 26 Ruiner (w/ Record Release Show! w/Surroundings, Title Fight, Black SS, Brick)
Towson, MD @ 10 Car Pile Up

RUINER AND STRIKE ANYWHERE ON TOUR
Oct 02 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Washington DC, 0 @ The Black Cat
Oct 03 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Oct 04 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church-Sanctuary
Oct 05 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Allston, MA @ Harper’s Ferry
Oct 06 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Oct 07 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Oct 08 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 09 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Hamtrack, MI @ Smalls
Oct 10 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Oct 11 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Oct 12 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
Oct 14 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Oct 21 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Oct 22 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
Oct 28 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s
Oct 30 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Gainesville, FL @ The Venue
Nov 01 Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner
Virginia Beach, VA @ The Peppermint Beach Club

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