Metalcore Outfit IN ALCATRAZ 1962 US Tour 6/25-8/31; Debut Album THE DRIVE Out Oct 9 on Standby Records

By on June 15, 2012

IN ALCATRAZ 1962 [RIYL Sepultura, Pantera, Bullet For My Valentine]

Metalcore Outfit IN ALCATRAZ 1962 Announce Two-Month U.S. Tour
Tour Mates Include Legacy; This Romantic Tragedy; One Year Later; I, Omega,
Float Face Down and The Last Ten Seconds Of Life

Debut Album To Be Released October 9th Via Standby Records

Northern Virginia metal/hardcore outfit, In Alcatraz 1962, have announced a two-month string of tour dates that will see the quintet traverse the U.S.

Beginning June 25 in Lehighton, PA, the band will hit the road with Float Face Down and The Last Ten Seconds of Life on a “Don’t Be A HaTour” run of dates before linking up with Legacy and This Romantic Tragedy for twenty-six shows from July 31 through August 31.

In June of 1962, on a tiny island isolated in the midst of San Francisco Bay, a daring breakout that had never been tried and had virtually no chance of succeeding was being planned. Four incarcerated criminals were orchestrating their escape from the world’s most notorious prison.

Fast forward to 2005, In Alcatraz 1962 was formed by drummer Josh Zupovitz as an after school cover song jam session to escape the prison of boredom but once the band’s lethal chemistry was unleashed upon an unsuspecting public, they quickly sped ahead selling out shows and copies of their 5-song DREAMEp, which brought them to the attention of Standby Records President Neil Sheehan.

Brandishing a blistering double-kick drum driven sound akin to Sepultura, Pantera and Bullet For My Valentine, the current In Alcatraz 1962 line-up includes vocalist Tyler Baldwin, guitarists Chris Smith and Danny Lapetina, bassist Jonathon Pentz and drummer Josh Zupovitz.

Before the summer onslaught commences, the group is holed up at Cleveland’s Studio D Productions with producer Don DeBiase (Modern Day Escape, Beneath The Sky, For All Those Sleeping) putting the finishing touches on its punishing debut full-length record THE DRIVE, due October 9 via Standby Records.

Tracks from THE DRIVE include “Submergence,” “Stagnant,” “The Fatal Flaw,” “There To Take” and “Aspirations” which will make its track premiere on June 30 and be distributed as a free download.“Speed of Spinning Earth” from their previous DREAM Ep) album update #1) update #2)

Don’t Be A HaTour

FLOAT FACE DOWN (Rite of Passage/Mediaskare Records)
IN ALCATRAZ 1962 (Standby Records)

6/25 – Lehighton, PA @ Erin’s On First
6/26 – Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
6/27 – Somerset, PA @ TBA
6/28 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
6/29 – South Bend, IN @ Bender Ballroom
6/30 – Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall
7/01 – Moline, IL @ The River Music Experience
7/02 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Outdoor Fest
7/03 – Fayetteville, AR @ Rogue Lounge
7/05 – Waco, TX @ TBA
7/07 – Clarksville, TN @ The Coup
7/08 – Covington, KY @ TBA
7/11 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdoms
7/12 – Springfield, VA @ Empires
7/13 – Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
7/14 – Tower City, PA @ Sloppy Hog Festival
7/15 – Milford, PA @ Tom Quick

Legacy/This Romantic Tragedy Tour

LEGACY (InVogue Records)
IN ALCATRAZ 1962 (Standby Records)

7/31 – Wyandotte, MI @ The Active Room
8/01 – Painesville, OH @ Scores Fun Center
8/03 – Albany, NY @ Valentine’s
8/05 – Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
8/07 – Smithtown, NY @ Smithtown Masonic Temple
8/08 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
8/10 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grill
8/11 – Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
8/12 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdoms
8/14 – Boiling Springs, SC @ Sound Stage Music Hall

LEGACY (InVogue Records)
IN ALCATRAZ 1962 (Standby Records)

8/15 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
8/16 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery

LEGACY (InVogue Records)
IN ALCATRAZ 1962 (Standby Records)
I, OMEGA (Bullet Tooth Records)

8/17 – Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
8/18 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
8/19 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
8/20 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
8/21 – El Paso, TX @ Lips Lounge
8/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
8/23 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
8/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Sanctuary
8/25 – Canoga Park, CA @ The Cobalt Cafe
8/26 – Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
8/28 – San Jose, CA @ Musik Ink Studios
8/29 – Klamath Falls, OR @ The Shasta Grange
8/30 – Tacoma, WA @ Hells Kitchen
8/31 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven


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