Tag Archives: Sparta

Sparta announce first leg of ‘Wiretap Scars’ 20th Anniversary Tour

Posted by on March 16, 2023

  Former At The Drive-In guitarist/vocalist Jim Ward’s post-hardcore band Sparta will hit the road this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 2002 sophomore album Wiretap Scars. The tour’s first leg will feature support from ’68 and Thursday/No Devotion vocalist Geoff Rickly. Tickets go on sale this Friday (17th).    Tour Dates:  05/04 […]

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Fifteen videos to check out this week – 4/27

Posted by on April 27, 2021

  From visualizers to live and everything in between, here are fifteen videos to check out this week.   01) Evile – “The Thing (1982)     British thrashers Evile are set to release their first album in eight years, Hell Unleashed, this Friday (30th) via Napalm Records (pre-order here). The group has shared a […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/22: Nature, nurture, Nightwish, numbers

Posted by on April 22, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad time with a Nightwish album, so its nice to get one while the world is in such a muddied state. Their new double album is […]

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Vote for your favorite video released today 2/21

Posted by on February 21, 2020

  Friday’s aren’t always for new albums. It’s also a day filled with video premieres. We’ve been compiling these fresh videos on lists, and now we want to give everyone a chance to vote for their favorite. Check out eight videos that were released today (21st) and take our poll at the bottom voting for […]

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Sparta announce first new album in 14 years, release single “Believe”

Posted by on January 24, 2020

Sparta, featuring ex-members of At The Drive-In, has announced a new album. Trust The River is slated to hit shelves April 10 via Dine Alone Records. Along with the album announcement, the band has released a video for the album’s first single, “Believe.” The track features extra guitars from Chicano Batman’s Carlos Arevalo. It’s video […]

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Sparta (ex At The Drive-In) reveals new song “Cat Scream,” announces North American Tour

Posted by on April 10, 2018

For those who love cats, post hardcore, and reunions, Sparta have returned with another new single. Jim Ward (ex- At The Drive-In) has been on and off relaunching the group since 2013 when they were originally planning to record a new album. It’s been pretty quiet since 2006’s Threes. However, they did release two songs […]

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At The Drive-In part ways with Jim Ward

Posted by on March 18, 2016

At The Drive-In excited a lot of fans at the beginning of the year when they announced plans for both new music and tour dates. However, the Texas post-hardcore band will be doing so without co-founding member Jim Ward. The group took to its Facebook page to reveal that they would be continuing on without […]

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At The Drive-In Are Reuniting

Posted by on January 9, 2012

It’s been eleven years since At The Drive-In went on an “indefinite hiatus.” Following the band’s demise, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez went on to form The Mars Volta, while the remaining members started Sparta. But now it would appear that the influential post hardcore band will be reuniting. On a newly launch website, as […]

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