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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,, 4Fini, WSOU 89.5, XM Satellite, Tower Records, Adrenaline PR, Joel Gausten, Barnes & Noble, DeathWish Inc, Operation Gratitude,,  Chunksaah Records, Screaming Crow Records, AngryWhiteBoy Clothing,, 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 201.625.3963

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Fake Problems Chat and Performance On Tuesday, June 28th

06/26/2011 1 comment

Fake Problems will be chatting with fans and doing an acoustic performance on Fan Time Live! via Ustream on Tuesday, June 28th at 8pm est!! They’ll be playing songs from their latest album “Real Ghosts Caught On Tape“, as well as some other favorites!! The live chat and performance will be aired HERE.

Don’t miss this awesome event, especially if Fake Problems won’t be near your area while they’re on tour this summer!!

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Bouncing Souls Frontman Greg Attonitio Premiers Solo Debut “Natural Disaster” on Fan Time Live! Sunday, July 10th

  Greg Attonito will be joining Fan Time Live! for a second time around on July 10th, 2011 from 8pm – 9pm EST but this time will be premiering his new solo debut “Natural Disaster,” which is being released by Chunksaah Records on July 12th, 2011. Greg will be doing live chat and q&a with fans and will also be doing an acoustic performance of “Natural Disaster.” The live-stream event can be viewed here:

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Living With Lions Joins Fan Time Live! For Live-Stream Q&A and Acoustic Performance “Holy Shit!”

   In celebration of Living With Lions latest release “Holy Shit” {Adeline Records} the band will be participating in an exclusive event with Fan Time Live! on June 8th, 2011 from 8pm – 9pm EST. The event will be live-streamed at and will feature an interview, Q&A with the fans + acoustic session!!

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Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal to Participate In Live Stream Event On FAN TIME LIVE! May 18th, 2011

In celebration of Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal’s latest single “Invisible” he will be participating in an exclusive event with FAN TIME LIVE! on May 18th, 2011 from 8pm – 9 pm EST. The event will be live-streamed at and will feature an interview, Q&A with the viewers, and maybe a few musical requests if there’s a guitar around…

Thal began digitally releasing a song-a-month in January, complete with guitar transcriptions, mix stems of the recordings and alternate mixes. Previous releases include Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John), Strawberry Fields Forever (the Beatles) and Bernadette (Four Tops).

“After years on the road it’s great to be back in the studio, putting out these songs every month,” says Thal.  “ Invisible is the first original song I’ve released since 2008. This year I started teaching again, doing a lot of guest playing on albums and at shows, and am hoping to produce some bands as well this year if time allows. Getting back to doing everything I’ve been missing.”

Recent releases featuring Thal’s guest guitar work include Reach Down (Scarlet Haze), Free Yourself (Ty Tabor of King’s X), and even a cover of Frosty the Snowman with Steve ‘Lip’ Kudrow of Anvil on vocals.

Thal is also playing NYC-area shows as guitarist in the band Pisser with Guns’ drummer Frank Ferrer.  Thal will be a guest guitarist with the metal band Salem in Israel on May 6th, and with Pisser at Bowery Electric in NYC on May 24th.

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FAN TIME LIVE! Chat With Dion Roy & Watch Him Perform At 8 PM EST This Evening On

  On Wednesday April 20th. 2011 at 8 PM EST Dion Roy will chat and be interviewed by fans from all over the world on Dion Roy will also perform songs requested by fans.

>> Dion Roy recently released Welcome Home and will be playing a few East Coast dates coming up:

April 28th @ Rockwood Music Hall-New York, NY
April 29th @ All Asia Cafe – Cambridge, MA
April 30th @ Milkboy Coffee – Ardmore, PA

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2011 Black N Blue Bowl Trailer

Earlier today Black N Blue Productions released the 2011 Black N Blue Bowl trailer, which was produced by Convoy Films.

Co-producer, Freddy ‘Madball’ Cricien says: “I’m very excited and again very proud to bring 

people another CLASSIC BNB Bowl line-up! Joe and I work hard every year to put togethersomething cool, special, and exciting. I think we hit the mark right on with this one! I’m lookingforward to everyone having a great time — I know we will!” 

Cuzn Joe adds: “We always try our hardest to make sure everyone gets in and since the Black NBlue Bowl will eventually sell out, the online pre-sales have recently been stopped allowing us to retain a couple hundred tickets which can be purchased at the door. But show up early!
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