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HAWK Apr 09, 2019
this is fun. remaining ‘March Into Madness Tour’ dates w/ Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes to New, Palisades, and Afterlife 4/9 Nashville, TN – Cannery 4/10 Johnson City, TN - Capone’s 4/11 Richmond, VA - Canal Club 4/12 Greenville, SC - The Firmament 4/13 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans 4/15 Dallas, TX - 2513 Deep Ellum 4/18 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep 4/25 Lancaster, PA – LAUNCH Music Conference (HAWK only) 📸 Frame the Stage
HAWK Apr 02, 2019
thank you to everyone who has come early to the ‘March Into Madness Tour’ and nodded their head in approval of our music, your good behavior has kept the wasps confined to several large black trash bags. we control the skies. w/ Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes to New, Palisades, Afterlife 4/2 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room 4/3 Springfield, MO - The Riff 4/4 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom 4/5 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground 4/6 Champaign, IL - City Center 4/7 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall 4/9 Nashville, TN – Cannery 4/10 Johnson City, TN - Capone’s 4/11 Richmond, VA - Canal Club 4/12 Greenville, SC - The Firmament 4/13 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans 4/15 Dallas, TX - 2513 Deep Ellum 4/18 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep 4/25 Lancaster, PA – LAUNCH Music Conference (HAWK only) 📸 Vance Lens Photography
HAWK Mar 29, 2019
tour is fun. third sold out show in a row tonight in grand rapids with Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes to New, Palisades, and Afterlife. get your tickets now before you cant - hawkdotcom.com 3/29 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation *SOLD OUT* 3/30 Angola, IN - Electric Room 3/31 Belvedere, IL - Apollo Theater 4/2 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room 4/3 Springfield, MO - The Riff 4/4 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom 4/5 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground 4/6 Champaign, IL - City Center 4/7 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall 4/9 Nashville, TN – Cannery 4/10 Johnson City, TN - Capone’s 4/11 Richmond, VA - Canal Club 4/12 Greenville, SC - The Firmament 4/13 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans 4/15 Dallas, TX - 2513 Deep Ellum 4/18 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep 4/25 Lancaster, PA – LAUNCH Music Conference (HAWK only) 📸 27K Photography
HAWK Mar 27, 2019
buy some stuff while we’re on tour with Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes to New, Palisades, and Afterlife
HAWK Mar 22, 2019
Download, stream, and watch the music video for "Mileage" here at http://smarturl.it/mileage I don't know how to keep stuff short. This or the Apocalypse made some moves about 4 or 5 years ago to make a new album under a new name. We put our all into the record- self produced big chunks of it, worked with different producers, then spent enough to put years of debt ahead of us. The album wasn’t released and there are no hurt feelings; we gained more than we lost. TOTA became Hawk years ago and kept it off the internet. I guess we finally started to agree with some of the A&R reps in the inbox- there was a phone call with a few of us in the team regarding a contract offer contingent on a name change and it lasted a couple of minutes. I just said "How about we call it Hawk", a couple of us said "Yeah that's cool". It wasn't a hard decision to make. We were preparing to lose to one of the last remaining “founding” members of the band and filling his slot felt like the last step out of what we were doing, emotionally at least. TOTA toured between 32-35 times across the US alone, I'm not even including all of the international tours. We gained the perspective/understanding that a lot of musicians don't get because people are just really transparent and honest with a band that comes through 3 or 4 times a year without popping. We were playing for promoters that I regularly texted jokes to, our booking agents and managers were personal friends who sugar coated nothing. It wasn’t emotional, we embraced the change and got to work. For a lot of different reasons that don’t belong here, the brakes locked on the whole thing and we ended up rebuilding our whole business from the ground up. I made a studio for us to spend years trying stuff out in. My mentality was that musicians needed to be in control of their own material and the quality of it to not be helpless. We wrote for, produced, played on, and mixed over 30 records in there. We genuinely care about every single band that stepped in there. I’m so proud of everything that we accomplished in it. Then we could bring what we were working on back to our band. We just wanted to be “worth” entertaining others, not guys who felt as if they were owed something for showing up and getting on a stage. This whole time everybody's been asking where we've been and it's funny because we've never been more productive. We weren’t going to come out swinging on everyone until we were truly ready to do it. So yeah, Hawk. Pronounce it however you want. Say it like you’re getting something out of your throat if you want, we don’t care. We are playing new music now and it’s all material we had a hand in producing. Mileage is the first of about 20 songs on deck. Every member produced their own performance, I mixed it, Andreas Magnusson, head producer of Dead Years, joined in when we did the live drums down in Richmond and he mastered the track as well. Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills sang some harmonies on the chorus- We didn’t even ask him to. I just sent him the song and he immediately sent me a bunch of unsolicited audio files of his voice. We put a video together to tell a story about mental illness with the help of videographer Eric Dicarlo and a group of our best friends playing different monsters. We spent a lot of evenings after rehearsals gathering everything we wanted to use in the scenes and it’s full pop culture references and nods to our favorite movies. It’s also every type of weird that’s out there. The band is myself and the only other “original” founding member of TOTA Jack Esbenshade. We have played together for about 15 years. Adam Reed stepped up from assisting and editing all of the tracks at the studio for 3 and a half years to our full time drummer. I think people are going to be shocked by how tight he is. He also conducted the whole “teaser” video with me and edited the whole thing (Spencer Charnas also did some voice acting as the old woman working at the post office). Bern Stabley is hands down the best bassist I’ve worked with and bringing him into the mix was criminally easy. Good to be back. Sup. - Ricky Armellino Catch HAWK on tour with Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes to New, Palisades, and Afterlife: 3/27 Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon 3/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater 3/29 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation 3/30 Angola, IN - Electric Room 3/31 Belvedere, IL - Apollo Theater 4/2 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room 4/3 Springfield, MO - The Riff 4/4 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom 4/5 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground 4/6 Champaign, IL - City Center 4/7 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall 4/9 Nashville, TN – Cannery 4/10 Johnson City, TN - Capone’s 4/11 Richmond, VA - Canal Club 4/12 Greenville, SC - The Firmament 4/13 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans 4/15 Dallas, TX - 2513 Deep Ellum 4/18 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep 4/25 Lancaster, PA – Launch Music Conference & Festival (HAWK only)
HAWK Feb 09, 2019
HAWK will be performing Thursday April 25th at The Lancaster County Convention Center as a part of LAUNCH Music Conference. Tickets available now at http://bit.ly/LMCF19HAWK
HAWK Jan 30, 2019
HAWK will see you soon on Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes to New’s ‘March Into Madness Tour’ along with Palisades, and Afterlife. 3/27 Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon 3/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater 3/29 Grand Rapids, MI - Elevation 3/30 Angola, IN - Electric Room 3/31 Belvedere, IL - Apollo Theater 4/2 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room 4/3 Springfield, MO - The Riff 4/4 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom 4/6 Champaign, IL - City Center 4/9 Nashville, TN - Cannery 4/10 Johnson City, TN - Capone’s 4/11 Richmond, VA - Canal Club 4/12 Greenville, SC - The Firmament 4/13 Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans 4/15 Dallas, TX - 2513 Deep Ellum 4/18 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
HAWK Mar 03, 2014
"Oh my God - your generation had it all, oh my God - my generation will make you fall"
HAWK Feb 27, 2014
"I'm not letting anyone bother trying to patch these leaks, there's nothing to hold, there's nothing to keep"
HAWK Feb 24, 2014
"Be still, child unwanted, raise up the cities where gods cannot walk"
HAWK Feb 12, 2014
Portland tonight! Bring us Voodoo Donut!
HAWK Feb 12, 2014
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HAWK Feb 07, 2014
This Weekend: This or the Apocalypse @ Red House in Walnut Creek, CA
HAWK Feb 07, 2014
This Weekend: This or the Apocalypse @ Red House in Walnut Creek, CA
HAWK Feb 07, 2014
This Weekend: This or the Apocalypse @ Assembly Concerts in Sacramento, CA
HAWK Feb 06, 2014
Tonight, we play The Whisky. We like ours on the rocks, bring 'em out, West Hollywood!
HAWK Feb 06, 2014
Next Week: This or the Apocalypse @ Branx in Portland, OR
HAWK Feb 06, 2014
Tomorrow: This or the Apocalypse @ The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA
HAWK Feb 05, 2014
CHAIN REACTION TONIGHT! Lets get weird, Anaheim, CA!
HAWK Feb 05, 2014
It's cold outside! Keep warm with this rad Cheetah Long sleeve! You can grab your own at any upcoming tour date or online here - http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/collections/this-or-the-apocalypse/products/this-or-the-apocalypse-cheetah-longsleeve *ALSO AVAILABLE IN CAMO AT TOUR DATES ONLY*
HAWK Feb 05, 2014
Our show on 2/10 in Las Vegas, NV has changed venues. The show will now be held at Southern Nevada Sports Centre.
HAWK Feb 04, 2014
Chilling in Arizona.
HAWK Feb 04, 2014
"Stop running away from who you are 'cause time is lost so quickly."
HAWK Feb 04, 2014
Been a while since we've posted a drum video so watch Aaron tear up Damaged Good.