ENDERS GAME is excited to announce some big news: we will be on tour starting Friday May 3 with the incredible fellow 2013 Georgia Music Awards Metal band, INVIOLATE! If that wasn’t exciting enough news, we are also pleased to announce that KEVIN TALLEY, the renowned metal drummer who has performed with bands such as Six Feet Under, Dååth, Misery Index and Dying Fetus to name a few, will be joining us on tour to drum for ENDERS GAME! We are looking forward to crushing a city near you, please check our concert calendar for show dates!
Last Wednesday Nov 21, before the “door buster” sales and the turkey and fixings, our band had the honor of again sharing the stage with the national act Straight Line Stitch at The Masquerade in Atlanta. Despite their set being plagued by technical difficulties and setbacks at every turn, Straight Line Stitch was able to fight through and put on an amazingly set for this, the last show of their Hatewear Tour. I felt watching the show like I was witnessing a pivotal moment in a band’s rise, when you see it progress to the next level. I am also reminded of another show at the same venue a several years back when Devin Townsend suffered similar technical difficulties during his set and gave the audience a choice between stopping the show early or continuing the set but with an audible click track. The audience applauded to have the show go on, and so it did. Now, many years later, I still remember that show better than many others since because it did go on despite the challenges. Last Wednesday was another of these moments where a band defined itself not by a cookie-cutter performance, but by how much they were willing to fight, even on the very last night of a long tour, to put on a memorable show for their fans. If you have not heard of Straight Line Stitch, then this is definitely a band keep an eye on – because they are on the rise.
Enders Game (band) is now listed in the venerable omnibus of knowledge known as Wikipedia. We can’t help but feel a little like Steve Martin’s character from the movie “The Jerk”: I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print – that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.
This announcement is a bit belated since we have already played a show with this lineup (Sat Jan 14 at Sweetwater Bar in Duluth), but we would still like to introduce you to the newest addition to the ENDERS GAME family. The addition is Chad Blackwell, former drummer of California death metal act Impending Doom. Chad is a killer drummer and we are very pleased to have him in the band and can’t wait to bring you more shows and more new music with his distinctive creativity and percussive fury! Come out and catch him at a show soon before he spontaneously combusts!
Check back often for information on Enders Game events.
No shows booked at the moment.
|01/17/14||Duluth, GA||Sweetwater Bar & Grill||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Admission: 18+/$10, 21+/$5. Age restrictions: 18+. Address: 2920 Old Norcross Road. Venue phone: 770-921-5556. Kicking-off 2014 with Paths Left Undone, BROADHEAD, and The Voltage Cult!|
|12/14/13||Atlanta, Georgia||Vinyl||United States|
|Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $6 adv/$10 day of. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1374 West Peachtree St. Venue phone: 404-885-1365. ROCKIN’ TO REBUILD Phase 2: An event to raise funds for the typhoon survivors in the Phillippines. Proceeds going to the American Red Cross. Featuring Inviolate, Enders Game, Tattermask, Drowning Out Tuesday. Doors open at 7:30pm. View poster, show is ALL AGES!|
|05/31/13||Atlanta, GA||The Masquerade||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10 adv / $12 day of show. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 695 North Ave. Venue phone: 404-577-8178. 2013 Georgia Music Awards Nominee Showcase Show featuring: Enders Game, Vainglory, Blind By Sight, Six Shot Revival, Fallacy, Byron Hatcher, Legion X, Davin McCoy and The Coming Attractions, The Dreaded Marco, Throatpunch Inviolate More information|
|Tour: Strange One Records Presents: ENDERS GAME & INVIOLATE Raze the East Coast (Featuring Kevin Talley)|
|05/11/13||Trenton, NJ||Mill Hill Basement||United States|
|Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 300 South Broad Street. Venue phone: 609-989-1600. Strange One Records and AftermathEvents.net Present: Inviolate, Enders Game (featuring Kevin Talley of Six Feet Under, Dååth, Dying Fetus and Misery Index on drums), Ancora. More information|
|05/10/13||Ithaca, New York||The Haunt||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. Address: 702 Willow Ave. Venue phone: 607-275-3447. Strange One Records and The Last Exit for the Lost Radio, 93.5FM Present: Inviolate, Enders Game (featuring Kevin Talley of Six Feet Under, Dååth, Dying Fetus and Misery Index on drums), CD Release Party for Sanjuro Fields, Recycled Zombies. More information|