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The Fall of Troy to release new album, tour with Deftones

Equal Vision Records is proud to announce the release of The Fall of Troy’s new album, Manipulator. The follow-up to their 2005 Equal Vision debut, Doppelganger, which Outburn praised for its “beautifully odd melodies and hooks couched in discordant, shimmering walls of sound,” will be released May 1 2007. To support the album, The Fall of Troy will be kicking off a nationwide tour with the Deftones and Dir en Grey May 11, 2007.

Manipulator is the third full-length album from the three-piece, who grew up together in the suburbs of Seattle and recorded their first album at age 17, in one take. Vocalist/guitarist Thomas Erak was exposed to music at a young age – his father was a session musician with The Allman Brothers and The Eagles. He began experimenting and developing the band’s adventurous and progressive sound, which Rock Sound Magazine calls “ridiculously intricate and gloriously unhinged,” and Revolver describes as “a visceral sonic mish mash that flips from heavy to melodic to abrasive to hooky to abstruse with daredevil speed.”

Produced by Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Isis, Mastodon), Manipulator is a departure for the band, taking their genre and scene-defying sound to new levels. “We wanted to expand upon our band in every direction – to push the envelope even further than what we’ve done before,” says Thomas. “We’ve figured out what we want to sound like, and it’s a million different things.” Erak’s frenzied guitar drives the album, propelling his brutally stark lyrics through the dynamic basslines of Tim Ward and the complex, pounding beats of drummer Andrew Forsman. The result is a riotous cacophony that is at the same time rhythmic, cathartic and at times, soulful.

For the past year, Fall of Troy have taken their calculated chaos on the road, touring here and overseas with Coheed and Cambria, The Bled, Fear Before the March of Flames, He Is Legend and more. Confirmed tour dates with the Deftones and Dir En Grey are below… more dates to come.

* 5/11/07 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
* 5/12/07 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
* 5/13/07 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
* 5/17/07 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete St Amphitheatre
* 5/22/07 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
* 5/23/07 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
* 5/25/07 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
* 6/06/07 – Providence, RI – Lupos
* 6/07/07 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
* 6/09/07 – New York, NY – Roseland
* 6/10/07 – Albany, NY – Wash Ave. Armory
* 6/11/07 – Niagara Falls, NY – Dome Theatre
* 6/16/07 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
* 6/22/07 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
* 6/23/07 – Salt Lake City – In The Venue
* 6/24/07 – Salt Lake City – In The Venue