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As the hot afternoon sun hit the backs of the six participants in the First Annual Jade Tree Miniature Golf Tournament, it looked like Summer Intern Matt might run away with the day. After nailing a hole in one on his first shot Matt continued his dominance thru the first half only to be overcome on the ninth by Tim. With Tim and Matt leading at the start of the second half, the competition looked to be all but over. But as the famous vocalist Kenny Rogers once stated "You never count your money while you’re sittin’ at the table…" Enter David; born and bred on family vacation after family vacation, Disney World to Traverse City, there was always a mini-golf course to conquer. He did try to warn his co-workers of his non-amateur status but no one listened. The focus was on Tim, Jade Tree’s resident golf enthusiast and the subject of yesterday’s inner-office discussion on the hardest sport to play. Only four strokes back from the leader, David quickly won the tenth by two strokes and continued neck and neck with the leader until the 17th where he pulled away. At the end of the day one stroke was all that separated victory from defeat. David walked away with office bragging rights and regular size lemon water ice. Well done!

Matt "Silence is golden" DiStefano setting up his hole in one

Tim taking the lead

Darren looks to improve his lie… winter rules

Charles keep the competition close

The turning point

Math is good

Sweet victory, everybody wins

Your winner spends the evening in Wal-Mart looking for his own set of clubs


Our friends at have just released the second part in their Broken Lamps and Hardcore Memories series. Where as their first volume included Richmond’s STRIKE ANYWHERE, this time the boys in TRIAL BY FIRE give it a shake, including the "Point An Inward Finger" track off of their explosive, Ringing In The Dawn CD (JT1070).

The balls-to-the-wall compilation also includes killer tracks from Most Precious Blood, Atreyu, and Curl Up And Die among many others. All this and it’s only five dollars from the good folks at . You really can’t go wrong, can ya?


1. Blood Red – Conscience Calling
2. Crime In Stereo – Warning: Perfect Sideburns Do Not Make You Dangerous
3. With Honor – With The Wind
4. Trial by Fire – Point An Inward Finger
5. The Distance – And I Begin The Longest Year Ever
6. A Wilhelm Scream – The Rip
7. Break The Silence – Ocean’s Away
8. Staring Back – Haunted
9. Most Precious Blood – Funeral Photography
10. Atreyu – Deanne The Arsonist
11. Martyr AD – American Hollow
12. DevilInside – Loaded
13. Twelve Tribes – Translation of Fixes
14. Since By Man – Push the Panic
15. Taken – Arrested Impulse (demo)
16. Love Me Destroyer – 30 Packs and Pearl Snaps
17. Anthym – Darkness Falls (demo)
18. Death by Stereo – No Cuts, No Butts, No Coconuts (live)
19. The Back Up Plan – Looks Like I’m Back On Suicide Watch
20. Scraps and Heart Attacks – Don’t F with S
21. Nora – Dreamers
22. The Funeral – Separation Anxiety
23. Until The End – The Bond To Breathe
24. Curl Up And Die – I Hate Almost Every Person I Come Into Contact With
25. Misery Signals – On Account of An Absence
26. Glass Casket – In Between The Sheets


Richmond Virgina’s STRIKE ANYWHERE are on the road again, touring up the east coast and into Canada. But not before making a stop at this years Hell Fest, July 23rd at Rexplex in New Jersey. While at the fest the band will be spending some time hanging out in support of both FaunaVision and Oasis Sanctuary, two groups dedicated to animal advocacy. The not-for-profit organizations will have tables set up where various bands will be stopping by to talk about animal rights.

The scheduled band appearances are as follow:

FRIDAY July 23rd
The A.K.A’s : 3pm – 4pm
Strike Anywhere: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Terror / First Blood: 6pm – 7pm

SUNDAY July 25th
Most Precious Blood: 12:45pm – 2pm

So stop by, say hello, get some free stuff, and help out the animals!


THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES debut full length, Oxeneers or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home (JT1097) is now available to for it’s September 21st hatch date. Produced by Matt Bayles (From Ashes Rise, Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls Make Graves) the album sparkles with a tight, visceral momentum, both angular and infectious this is the record THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES set out to make, a confident testimonial, a vicious revision, and a true confrontation in every sense of the word.

Our buddies over at will be releasing the vinyl and be sure to check the band out as they are currently on the road, kicking a mix of new tracks as well as all the hits off of last years EP

Everyone who pre-orders this release will have a chance to win a piece of custom made clothing or accessory created by our good friends at who have done designs for the Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Dillinger Escape Plan and others.



STATISTICS are gearing up for a busy fall in support of their stellar Leave Your Name LP/CD (JT1091). First up is a sexy August jaunt with popsters . The bands begin in Philadelphia and are working their way across the East and through the Mid-West, before landing in Salt Lake City. More hot and heavy STATISTICS action is in the works, but for now get ready for what promises to be the dreamiest tour in recent history.