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Define the Meaning to close doors

For Immediate Release



After six wonderful years of publishing Define The Meaning, given the current state of the economy and being on hiatus for over a year, we have officially decided to close our doors. Being around since 2005, we did what we can to push the zine further, but unfortunately things did not work in our favor. Although this is a sad time, we couldn’t be more thankful for all the love and support we received from all of the bands, record labels, publicists, distribution companies, and hardcore, punk, and metal fans from all over the world.  Without your strong support we wouldn’t have been able to make it as far as we did.


The last edition of Define the Meaning, featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan, was printed in 2010. The next planned issue, Issue #11, remains unreleased. It featured exclusive stories and photos with the members of Slayer, Megadeth and Testament from their 2010 tour together. Potential plans of releasing a digital version of the issue remain uncertain.


We would like to take this time to give special thanks to those who have helped us throughout our six great years:


Assistant editors Justin Fullam and Melanie Wolfson, all of the talented contributing writers and photographers, all of the staff at Revelation Records, Rich Black, Awake/Strong, Bridge 9 Records, ThinkFast!, Jay Aust, Jeffrey Aust, With Honor, Ambitions,  The Dillinger Escape Plan, Disticor, Ingram Periodicals, Deathkiller, Ian McFarland,  Benjamin Delloiacono, Stephanie Marlow, Black N Blue Productions,  Heidi Minx, Side One Dummy Records, Interpunk.com, 4Fini, WSOU 89.5, XM Satellite, Tower Records, Adrenaline PR, Joel Gausten, Barnes & Noble, DeathWish Inc, Operation Gratitude, Punknews.org,  Chunksaah Records, Screaming Crow Records, AngryWhiteBoy Clothing, Punkradiocast.com, Iann Robinson, AMP Magazine, Mutiny PR, Fat Wreck Chords, Earshot Media, Big Hassle, KOI Records, Metal Blade Records, Epitaph Records, Another Reybee Production, Inc., Strong Management, Amy Sciarretto, House Of Blues in Vegas, Diamond #1 & The Court Tavern, WBR, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Madball, Sick Of It All,  Mastodon, Murphy’s Law, Jon Pebsworth, Fresno Media, Patrick Stefano, Stephanie Moore, H20, My Turn To Win….the list goes on.

For any information and or if you would like to interview the editors of Define the Meaning please contact Karen Mitchell.definethemeaningzine@gmail.com 201.625.3963

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